Two Stores, a Double Stroller, and One Happy Shopper!

My shopping trip to CVS Pharmacy and a local store (across the street) called Tischler’s was a little more exciting than usual. I knew I needed to get a few “extras” and wasn’t going to be able to carry everything walking. Well, at least not without any help. Armed with coupons, some cash, and my kids’ double stroller, off I went.
As always, I am satisfied as long as I come home having saved more than I spent. I am not an “extreme couponer” in any way, but I do try to save as much as I can. Also, if I know I am getting back any Extra Care Bucks, I typically split my order into two transactions. Here is the breakdown:
Transaction #1

1 tube of Colgate toothpaste: on sale $2.77 – $.75 cents off coupon + received $2.77 ECB at the end making it a money-maker!
1 Bic Soleil Shimmer Razor plus BONUS free headphones ($18.99 value): on sale $6.99 – $3.00 coupon + received $3.00 ECB at the end making it only $.99 cents
I paid for these using $5.00 in ECB’s my husband received from a previous shopping trip.

Transaction #2
3 boxes of cereal: on sale $2.47 each – $1.00 off coupon when you buy 3
2 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: on sale $3.00 each – $1.50 off coupon when you buy 2
2 bags Hersheys candies: on sale 2 for $6.00 – $2.00 off coupon when you buy 2
2 Power Bars on sale $1.00 each – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon
2 Nestle Crunch Bars: on sale 2 for $1.00 – $.50 cents off coupon when you buy 2
2 bottles of Gatorade: on sale Buy 1 Get 1 FREE – coupon Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (both were FREE)
1 bag of Planters Almonds: FREE with coupon
1 bottle Dawn dish soap: on sale $.99 cents – $.25 cent off coupon
1 pack of 4 Snoopy Kids’ Toothbrushes: $3.99. This was the ONLY “expensive” item that was not on sale and I did not have a coupon for. Some things never seem to be at the best price when you need them to be.
1 pouch of Uncle Ben’s rice: FREE with coupon (bought at Tischler’s)
1 tub of Philadelphia Cooking Cream: FREE with coupon (bought at Tischler’s)
1 tub of Philadelphia Cooking Cream: on sale 2 for $5.00 – $1.50 coupon (bought at Tischler’s)
1 box of salt: $.69 cents. This is the other item not on sale and no coupon, but it was also a need. (bought at Tischler’s).
1 Redbox movie: FREE with coupon code
Total Spent (both stores and Redbox): $22.01
Total Saved (both stores and Redbox): $49.21

As if getting $70 worth of groceries for only $22 wasn’t enough, I have TWO bonuses to report:
BONUS #1: I saved on gas because I walked.
BONUS #2: I got some decent exercise because I pushed the double stroller there and back.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    where did you find the headphones with the razor i tried looking for it everywhere but never found it:(

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