Well, I took a little stroll down to the neighborhood store to pick up today’s newspaper. I had read some previews about what coupons would be in the inserts and knew my savings would more (much more) than pay for the cost of the paper. I ended up buying two papers…after checking to make sure all the inserts were in both papers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a newspaper, come home with it and found no inserts in it at all. Do people steal them? Do they not manage to get them in every newspaper? I don’t know. I just knew I wasn’t going to miss out on these today. I bought the papers and a small bottle of chocolate milk. That was my treat to myself for getting outside and walking this morning even though it was still pretty darn cold.
I’ll be visiting CVS a couple times this week for sure…well…for sure, unless we get the big ice storm they’re talking about (no… no more ice, no more snow, no more winter…I’m beyond ready for spring). I use Natural Instincts hair color and it’s on sale at CVS this week and there was a $2 coupon in the paper…bonus!! I need some foundation and the Physicians Formula has a great ECB associated with it this week. And the Skippy peanut butter, Lipton tea and Ragu pasta sauce are all on sale. I have coupons for each and there is a nice ECB with that purchase too. That’ll be tomorrow’s visit. I’m hoping to come up with additional coupons for the Natural Instincts. If I do, I’ll definitely go back for more…can’t beat $3.99 on that brand of hair color.
My second visit’s purchases will depend on how many additional coupons I can come up with (some people I work with give me the coupons they don’t use, so we’ll see). I do want to buy a couple bottles of the Arm & Hammer laundry detergent (BOGO..and I have coupons…you just gotta love CVS’ coupon policy…can save some serious money).
I’m slowly getting my little stockpile built up. I would really like to eventually have enough cleaning and health and beauty supplies to last me a year. Then I could just replenish what I use when there’s a great sale that I can combine with coupons. I guess I feel “safer” knowing that I have enough to get by if something unexpected should happen. I’ve always done this with cat food, had enough for at least a month on hand. I guess now it’s time to take care of myself at least as well as I take care of that crazy little cat!
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- “Coupon Preview – 1/30/11 (4 Inserts!)” and related posts (survivingthestores.com)