Sunday, March 25, 2012

CVS Quarterly Update

I decided it would be fun this year to keep track of how much money I actually spend (as well as how much I save) at CVS. Here are my First Quarter Stats :)

Began with $5 in ECB's, $10 CVS Giftcard from purchases last year, $50 CVS giftcard (from cashing in credit card reward points)
Total Spent (On giftcards): $56.33
Spent OOP (Out of Pocket): $4.39
Saved $178.10
Total ECB's Received: $55 in ECB’s

So basically I've only spent $4.39 of my own money for $234.43 worth of merchandise :D Also, I submitted for $15 worth of rebates so when I receive those checks I will use them as "free CVS money" to keep my OOP cost minimal. Also, I'm only a few credit card points away from being able to submit for another free $50 giftcard :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Macy's Shopping

Last weekend Tom and I went shopping because he needed some new clothes. We managed to find just about everything he needed, which was great. I, of course, had to peruse the clearance racks at Macy's....and I'm so glad I did! I found 4 long sweaters which are perfect to wear with yoga pants or leggings. I also found a super cute tank top which only cost $3.99 so I couldn't really pass it up! After the 20% discount on top of the clearance prices, it made 3 of the sweaters $7.99 each and one $11.56.

Spent $39.52

Retail $158

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Deal of the Week: Dominicks

Here is our Dominicks trip from today. Not too bad. We did some damage at Aldi (no pic) but stocked up on a lot too.
Spent $24.38

Saved $30.89

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The price of an emergency fund

Regular car repair: $550
Bailey's vet visit: $280
Surprise car repair when it started making a funny sound (and after they couldn't find anything wrong with it at first): $850
Rental car fee (when the car was in the shop): $50
Bailey's teeth cleaning: $160
Doctor visit since we are on a high-deductible health plan: $120
The relief that comes with not having to bat an eye because we worked hard to put money into our emergency fund to cover months like this: Priceless

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Deal of the Week: Dominicks

This is a little late but we didn't do much shopping last weekend because we were sick. Here's my haul from Dominicks. I ran in after work quick today.
Spent: $12.79
Saved: $31.76
Received: Free milk coupon

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More Deals of the Week: Spent $3.48 Saved $43.26

Where do I begin? This might be my best shopping trip ever :) I went to CVS, Target, and Staples. Total spent was $3.48, saved $43.26, and I received $5 in ECB's from CVS and a $5 Target giftcard from Target. See more details below. Target is on top, CVS is on the bottom right, and the ream of (Staples) paper is from Staples :) Target: Spent $2.96, Saved $26.60, Received $5 Target giftcard. This is a great example of how "rolling" Target giftcards can get you some awesome deals.
CVS: Spent $0.69 (just tax) and I used my giftcard so I didn't spend any of my own money, Saved $11.17, Received $5 in ECB's.
And finally at Staples, I spent $6.01 but I'll be getting $5.49 back from a rebate deal making the ream of paper free. I love free paper to print out free coupons!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Deals of the Week: CVS and Target

Spent $1 (on giftcard, $0.24 before tax)
Saved $10.52
Received $5 in ECB's


Spent $12.63

Saved $14.91

I have been desperately needing a new pillow so I was excited to see that they were on sale this week. I was even more excited to randomly find a 20% off pillows coupon on Target's website!