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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spoiled by Extra Care Bucks

It's offical... I've been spoiled by my CVS coupons and Extra Care Bucks! Somehow I missed restocking our supply of diswasher soap, and I stopped on my way home today to pick up a bottle at CVS. (Did I mention that the dishwasher was full and there were more dishes waiting in the sink!?!?)

The dishwasher soap was 6.59, and I just didn't have the heart to pay that much for it. Of course I also didn't have the heart to drag myself into Wal-Mart to save a little bit on it. So I dug through my purse to find my $3 ECB coupon, a $2 off any $10 purchase coupon, and a $2 off a CVS skincare coupon.

My mind started creating quick scenarios, and I came up with one that I could live with.

$5.69 dishsoap
$1.99 CVS handsoap (because surely I need more than the 8 that are under my sink)
$3 Hot Tamales and Mike & Ikes (3 boxes total)

Total $10.68
Soap Coupon - $2.00
CVS Coupon - $2.00
EBSs - $3.00

OOP Total $3.68 plus tax

That was a number I could live with for soap.... especially knowing that I could surprise my hubby with his favorite Hot Tamales (2 boxes for him) and enjoy some Mike & Ikes (just one box for me). Even better, I didn't step foot into Wal-Mart (though the price was about what I would have paid there), and my favorite cashier talked me into tasting the peanut butter-filled pretzels she opened while I was at the register. (They're about as healthy as the Mike & Ikes!) Will I ever pay full-price for anything again?


KaseyQ said...

Don't worry, I totally get you. Ironically, the biggest problem for us beginner couponers is that we start to run out of everything because we can't bear to pay full price for it! Go figure!!

Looks like a nice blog! Keep up the good work! :-)