Monday, January 04, 2010

~1st SAVINGS of 2010~


I went to CVS Pharmacy and to Hy-Vee Food Store today, the first time I went out couponing for the year. I came home with a huge loot and I got all of it OOP (Out Of Pocket) for $25.60 tax included.
1 gallon of Hy-Vee Milk
2 quarts of Roberts Orange Juice
2 Quarts of Edy's Ice Cream
2 bags of M&M's
1 bag of CVS brand Shortbread Cookies
2 Large bags of Doritos
2 Tubes of Colgate Total Toothpaste
5 Therma-care Wrist/Neck Wraps
4 Large Jacks Pizzas
1 Clorox Bleach
1 2x All 32 loads Laundry Detergent
2 Bottles of Garnier Hair Conditioner
2 Bottles of Head n Shoulders Shampoo (the biggest bottle they sell)
2 Bottles of Pantene Conditioner (the biggest bottles they sell)
2 GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs
but that's not all....
I received $21.00 BACK in CVS BUCKS to use on my next shopping trip.
Tomorrow is TARGET and WAL-GREENS.....boy oh boy, this is so much fun!!!!
(some of you asked what I am doing with the savings.....still paying cancer medical bills and a NEW Dental bill, but I am getting new teeth....YIPPY, I will be able to eat cereal and meat again!!!!)
Love and Hugs, Amy

(PS....My hubby would say, "So technically you paid out $25.60, got $21.00 back in CVS Bucks so really you only paid $4.60 for all this stuff." I say no, because I look at the OOP (Out Of Pocket) cost and I will ROLL OVER the $21.00 on my next shopping trip, it really only takes $20 to $40 to begin rolling the savings at Wal-greens and CVS)


IsabellasCloset said...

Amy, Oh my gosh Wow! Wow! Wow! What else can I say.. You are really good at saying lots of money. Way to go girl!!
Enjoy :-}
Hugs ~Mary~

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Great job Amy :)~:) It's so fun. I have not safed like that yet but hope to someday.

Andrea at My Feathered Nest said...

those are fabulous deals. My son works at CVS and I love their deals . Many times they have a things for 90% off in tubs in the front of the store. I've gotten lots of makeup, toiletries, etc. this way. I love couponing and finding clearance bargains. What fun!!!!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I need to learn how to do this at CVS and Walgreens. I will come back and try to learn as you go. I guess like you said I need at least $20.00-$40.00 to get started on the coupons for both of these stores.
Thank-you again Amy,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

A girlie after my own heart........I LOVE doing this. They were giving away thirty dollar gift cards at my pharmacy for a transferred prescription...........with all of the coupons and rebates I actually got nearly ninety dollars worth of good stuff with my thirty dollars........I was THRILLED.

Warm blessings,

Anita said...

AMY- Your inspiration is working. Last week I went to Walgreen's- only got stuff we use- face stuff, makeup, nylons, etc- I used your coupon site links, and I got $62.17 for $21.34!!!! My 13 year old was embarassed but intrigued....I am keeping track and plan on transferring the savings each time into my savings account. We'll see how that goes.



luverlie said...

HOW do you do this? I have a CVS and Walgreen's near me. Also a Save a Lot...Target, Walmart..oh and a Kmart across the river. I so want to do the coupon thingie, but haven't a clue. Is there a web site?

I read on a blog somewhere (can't find it now) that there is a 'trick' to how you use the coupons .

I've been out of work for over 6 months and no unemployment so really need to learn how to do this.

Thanks for listening to my whining.

Congratulations on the savings. Love your blog. I have it bookmarked now. I'll be back often.