Who knew you could pay for gas with coupons, too?! CVS is running a gas deal all summer long that when you spend $30 on select items, you get a $10 gas gift card. Honestly, I haven't been too excited about the deals because I'd prefer just having $10 in ExtraBucks (so I can "roll" them). Plus, gas comes from a different envelope, so it gets tricky: "What part of this $13 purchase goes into the gas budget?" Last week, I ended up paying $15 (mostly in ExtraBucks) for groceries that produced a gas card, and I put the entire purchase in my grocery budget, so this week I'm "charging Jesse" for the gas card...all of the $3 that it cost... I could have actually gotten it for free with ExtraBucks if I had broken up the transactions, but it was still a good deal as is. Here's what I got:
(2) Off! Clip-on starter kits $8.89 ea.
-(2) $2/1 Clip-on starter (printable--no longer avail.)
(2) Off! Clip-on refills $5.79 ea.
-(2) FREE refill wyb Off! Clip-on Starter (printable--no longer avail.)
(1) Complete contact lens solution $7.99
(1) Similac Ready to Feed formula $6.39
-$5/1 Similac formula (from pediatrician's office)
-$5/1 Similac formula CHECK (Similac home mailer--can be stacked with coupons)
-$5/30 CVS purchase (e-mailed to me)
-10 ExtraCare bucks (from previous weeks)
ECBs received: 7.99 (contact solution), $10 gas card
I asked the manager who was ringing me up if I could use my rain checks for 2 Extrabucks when you buy the Off! starters (I figured I couldn't, but I asked anyway). She said yes! So the deal was even better! I paid in $3 and 10 ExtraBucks and got out 12 ExtraBucks and $10 in gas! Plus, I finally got the Off! Clip-on that I've been wanting to try (there's something disheartening about spraying poison on your person...).
I'll probably go back later this week for a $1 razor. There was supposed to be a coupon in Sunday's paper, but it wasn't in the Herald Mail, so I'm going to wait and see if it was in my parents' free paper.
There are actually a number of coupon codes available for your Movie Monday. These expire on 7/15, so you've got plenty of time to take advantage of a free movie night. As always, the codes only work on $1 rentals at Blockbuster Express (the big blue boxes at Sheetz and Food Lion).
Don't forget to pick up a free Slushee at 7-11 on 7/11/11 (today!). Have fun with your freebies!