Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Still Monday!

Well, this week was quite different than usual.  I did almost no planning and ran in to CVS on a whim (I was planning on going tomorrow).  As I was waiting for a prescription, I went ahead and did my deals for this week.  I ended up balancing an unexpected *need* for wipes (where'd they all go?) with a deal for candy (okay, maybe not balanced, but fun).  Here's what I got:

Here's how I did it:

Transaction #1

(4) bags of Mars fun sized candy $10
(1) Huggies Snug and Dry $9
-$1/1 huggies jumbo pack CVS coupon
-$1.50/1 Huggies jumbo pack manufacturer's coupon
-$1/1 Snickers PB squared--I had a second coupon and I think I tossed it :(
-$1.50/2 Mars candy
-FREE (up to $2) ANY drink or candy purchase (CVS facebook coupon--avail. through 9/22!)
-12 ECBs

Total due:
just tax ($0.31)

ECBs received: 4 (for buying the candy), $9 toward baby deal

Transaction #2

(1) Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers $9
(1) Huggies wipe refill 3 pack $6
(1) Similac Ready to Feed formula $5
-$5/1 any Similac product (from my pediatrician's office)
-$0.40/1 Huggies wipes
-$3/1 Huggies Slip-On manu. coupon
-$2.50/1 Huggies Slip-On CVS coupon (home mailer)
-4 ECBs from transaction #1

Total due:

ECBs received: 10 (for buying $25 in select baby products, which includes the diapers from transaction #1)

Total cost out of pocket: $6.21 for $56.53 in products, or 89%!

I didn't hit the sweet 95% that I usually like at CVS, but I got diapers and wipes so I'm really happy.  I'm really excited about all the great candy deals lately!  I tell myself no candy unless they're <$1 or free.  These work out to $0.38 per bag, so I "splurged."  This from the girl who can't eat chocolate...  But, I'll stock my little candy dish (such a treat) and if there's any left at Halloween, I'll turn my porch light on!