Tuesday, September 9, 2008


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Updated CVS trip

You can read all about my first CVS trip here. Below is my updated transaction. I returned the Revlon polishes because my CVS refused to take the coupons I had (which is OK since there are buy one get one free items I can use them towards in next week's flier). I also tried to return the ECBs, but my cashier wouldn't take them. She said no one else ever gives them back and that she wouldn't take them from me. She said that the ECBs are still good, once they are issued CVS doesn't void them when you make returns. It's nice to know, and if it happens here or there I guess it's OK, but it makes me feel like these ECBs are stolen money. I'm all for using coupons and getting deals, but keeping ECBs on items I returned doesn't seem ethical.
Anyway, here's the scoop:

3 Right Guard deodorants $2.99 each
2 Soft & Dri deodorants $2.99
Act Rinse $4.49
Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.50
Herbal Essence Conditioner $2.50
L'Oreal Genesis towelettes $5.99
Excedrin $1.99

Total $ 32.42
used $1.00 off Right guard (had 3 so $3.00 off)
used $ .75 off Soft & Dri (had 2 so $1.50 off)
used $1.00 off Act rinse
used $2.00 off Herbal Essence coup (had 2 so $ 4.00 off)
used $1.00 off L'Oreal Genesis
used $2.00 off Excedrin
$12.50 in coupons.

After ECBs my total OOP was $2.24 for about $50.00 worth of items. I got back $28.99 in ECBs, $2.00 for Act, $5.99 for L'Oreal, $10.00 for deodorant, ($9.00 for Revlon polish that was returned) & $2.00 for Herbal Essence.

Fun treat

The picture didn't come out so great, but the icee's were really appetizing in person. All you do is get a can of frozen concentrate any flavor, I bought the Walmart brand for $ .93. We used limeade this time, but our favorites are pink lemonade & fruit punch. You can follow the directions on the can & just substitute crushed ice for water. I'm a rebel when it comes to recipes so I just put a ton of crushed ice in the blender, added the concentrate and enough water to get it going (maybe a little more then a can), and let the kids blend away. They try each setting on the blender at least once, and after it's a slushy consistency the kids dive right in. I put theirs in plastic wine glasses & got out the straws and it was a great treat that hit the spot for less then $1.00!

Black Friday

My friend Melissa finds the greatest sites, the latest one is all about Black Friday. If you're not familiar with it, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when major retailers around the country discount products to help kick off the Christmas shopping season. Many of the best deals you'll get happen on that day. Usually we don't get to see the Ad's until the circulars come out in the newspaper on Thanksgiving, but this website claims to be giving us a head start.