Dear Couponing Friends,

After my initial post I’ve made it my mission to have a coupon trip worthy of reposting for your reading/saving pleasure. After a few trips netting me around 60% off of retail (not complaining!), I finally hit the mother load. Keep reading to hear about my trip to CVS and other silly chronicles…

I visited our local 24 hr CVS, hubby in tow, (he secretly enjoys it I think/hope) around 10:00pm on a Saturday night. We’re very cool. And as a side note to make myself feel better- we did go out for drinks afterwards… Anyway- getting back to the good stuff… I marched myself and my cart right into CVS straight to my favorite friend- the CVS coupon machine. I refer to it as the big red money saver… I got a nice coupon for $10 of of $50 which I’ll hold onto for a later date, as well as some doozies that I’ll file but can’t see myself using in the near future…

After that little frenzy, it’s business time. I’ll do my best to explain my sale step by step so that you can understand why I’m just so damn proud of myself…

2 full size Dove Men’s Body Wash
Sale: 2 for $5 ($2.50 each)
Coupon: Buy 1 get 1 free
Final cost: $2.50+tax for 2
$1.25+tax each
1 Double pack Dove Men Bar Soap
Sale: $4.39
Coupon: $4.00 off any Dove Men Bar Soap
Final cost: $.39+tax
1 Schick Quatro Razor
Deal: Spend $15.00 on Dove products (before sales) get razor free ($8.99 value)
Final cost: FREE
5- 2 Liter Coca-Cola
Sale $.69
Great price! We stocked up on the limit of 5!

Extra Bucks- $5.00
Extra Bucks- $1.50

Final Cost: $1.53

Woohoo! That felt great! As you can see, this is an easy way to get into couponing for only a few items… You may be asking- how do I get extra care bucks? If you have a CVS card already, you need to take 2 minutes out of your day and register it on CVS’s website. I earned these ECB’s months ago and never used them and of course lost them. Printing them online is like finding money!!

Today’s tip of the day: always bring your binder/organizer into the store with you. No matter how prepared I think I am, I always find sales that I didn’t see when I made my plan. Without my binder I’d miss it!.
Have you tried couponing lately? What works for you? Do you have any great shopping stories?
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Happy Couponing!
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