Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Savings

I know we are supposed to rest on Sunday, but I think God approves of frugality, so here is hoping I am a little bit pleasing to God. I shopped today.

I decided to use my free $30.00 gift card from CVS and put it to use on today's deals. I still spent some out of pocket, but the total was $123.71 before my gift card, coupons, and B1G1 offers. With all of these I managed to whittle the total down to $37.65. The sweet part is that I received back a total of $ 36.95 in Extra Care Bucks to use on next Sunday's specials. So in reality my out of pocket is as good as ... drum roll please.... just .68 cents for the entire lot!!! I would break down each item and its corresponding deal, but I must try to contain my bragging just a bit, so I will not go into details. If any of you want to know the specifics on any item you see here, I will explain the formula for getting the best price. Thing is, I am still learning. I have just realized the importance of keeping all coupons until their expiration date whether you think they are for an item you really want or not. Sooner or later a deal will come through which would allow you to stack up coupons and offers and get that item that you did not think you wanted for nearly free. I plan on using some of my deals for ministry. I already know of someone that my husband and I plan on putting a gift basket together for. I also realized that by looking at the picture you might think our house must really stink, because there are multiple sprays, and scented thingies for the home. Not to worry, I will share, youngest has an apartment you know...

My Walgreen's deals were not so impressive as far as quantity because I just could not think of any other profitable deals. I did purchase two vitamins and two blushes, each were B1G1 and I had coupons for 3 of the 4 purchases. The original total was about $23.00 and with the combination of deals I spent $7.63, however, I will get an $8.00 rebate on the vitamins so I was money ahead on that one.

That will be all of my shopping until next week when the new flyers come out.. so save your coupons for me, I am working on the title for the heavyweight coupon queen .


FarmWife said...

Have you ever considered the fact that you may have some kind of bargin hunting superpower? Super Silverbelle, finder of the best deals in the universe! Now you need a costume & a cape.

Silver Belle said...

Oooh I like that!! Now I need a shirt Mrs. Farm Wife.