Ok, if you are coming over from Crystal’s blog, I am preachin’ to the choir. You most likely have been CVSing your little heiny off and don’t need my advice, a mere CVS rookie. However, if you are one of my regular readers, let me share my new hobby.
I have always loved shopping, more specifically finding a great bargain. In the past few months I have taken this to a new, spectacular level. A while ago, I blogged about my recent discovery of a helpful website, The Grocery Game. If you aren’t familiar with it, I highly suggest you check it out. Anyway, with the help of this website, I have been combining weekly store sales with coupons to maximize my savings. I have been really excited with my savings at the grocery store.
So last week, I added CVS to my Grocery Game subscription. I have an always had an affinity for CVS. I love the colors, the layout, the cleanliness. I also love that they supplied a big hunk of Lily’s college fund when she landed on their diapers. I have never before (and probably never will again) shown a picture of my kids on my blog, but if you want to see Lily at 7 months, here you go.
Anyway, I love how much I can save there. Now, I am not a pro. There are women who dedicate their days and nights to this and have made it an artform. Yes, Jenny I am talkin’ bout you. Plus in my efforts to declutter, I try not to buy stuff I don’t need or won’t use. However, I am having fun watching my savings rack up. Today I spent $34. I got over $80 worth of stuff. The best part is I got $17 worth of extra care bucks to spend like cash the next time I shop. So that pretty much means I spent $17.
There are lots of websites to help you make sense of the circulars and coupons. I basically combine what I get from The Grocery Game with the tips at Money Saving Mom. There are tons more out there, but I can’t possibly spend more time on the web than I already do. Well, I could, but I think my husband and children would like me to occasionally come around. Happy CVSing!
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