Walgreens- lovin' the cheap chocolate!
Kmart- Double coupons, baby!
CVS- not much going on, but free makeup and candy is always good...
It has been a good week! I was going to do separate posts for each store, but why not just put it all in one? Three times the fun!
At Walgreens I used my gift card and my Register Rewards from last week, and after the RRs I got back and the rebates I'll receive, I spent about $2 on the items from there (top photo).
CVS was sparse this week, but I did manage to snag another cheap razor, free makeup, and I just threw in the candy corn and gelatin as a filler (gelatin was $0.25/box on clearance). My total there was $0.24.
Kmart was the big news this week- with their double coupons deal I got $100 worth of items for $36 (see middle photo- you can't really see, but in the back are 2 bags of pet food and 4 bags of dog treats). It would have been about $7 less if they included overage, but still lots of freebies and cheapies. I also found out today about a Glade deal there that I will try to take advantage of tomorrow. The big thing I learned from Kmart this week? BE PREPARED! I went for the first time yesterday, and there were a lot of deal-seekers crowding the aisles, all of us with our coupon files out trying to figure out the best deals. I knew about a few deals there, but I just wasn't prepared enough to find everything I needed (especially with an impatient 2-year-old running around!).
I just bought a few things that day, then last night I sat down and scoured the message boards to see what deals others had found. Then I used the coupon database to find the corresponding coupons which I grouped together by type (health & beauty, pets, food, cleaning) and I made a list of the items I hoped to purchase along with the coupons I had for them so I could easily see when I looked at the price on the shelf if it would be a good deal.
I went back to a different Kmart early this morning when the store was a little bit quieter with my list and coupons in an envelope, and I went through by section. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this store had many more items in stock than the store I had visited yesterday. Everything went smoothly, and I got most of the things on my list. Hooray for double coupons!
How did your shopping go this week?