Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CVS 12/28 - 1/3

(4) Pantene - $14
Random Christmas decoration - $.49
Schick Intuition - $8.99
(2) Colgate - $5.98
BOGO Dawn - $1.49
Carmex - $1.69

Coupons Used: 
$1 Dawn
(2) $1.50 Colgate
$1.60 Carmex (gotta love when a free item coupon, can't actually get you a free item.)
$2 Intuition
CVS $2/$8 Haircare
CVS $3/$15
$13.98 ECB, and $5 ECB

Total OOP: $1.64

Earned: 
4 ECB (Pantene), 5 ECB (Intuition), and 4 ECB (Colgate)

It looks like my year to date CVS savings is about $3500!

Free Stuff of 2008!

So even though my husband has frequently laughed at this, I have been keeping track of most of the free stuff I've gotten this year.  This list excludes CVS stuff and random tiny freebies, but I've kept track of most of the major ones!

$25 – Cuisinart Promotion

$15 – Walgreens survey

Lenox serving tray

Sanduko knife

Cake server

$114 from Pinecone Research

$21 from Buzzback 

Aveeno House Party Package

Clean and Clear Bzzagent package

$32.50 Amazon.com gift card from Baker Street Solutions 

$10 Amazon gift card from Socratic Forum

Allure promo gift bag

UCLA Studies - $2

$25 B&N GC from Mypoints

$101 from Surveyspot 

$21.50 from HCD 

(2) bear naked packs – 30 granola. Teeshirt and tote bag

$5 Amazon gc from Swagbucks.

Also, I have over $90 coming back to me from Ebates, from shopping online.

It's really fun to see how much all of the little things have added up to this year.  It's almost $300 in cash alone!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

CVS 12/14-12/20

I haven't updated this blog for awhile, because basically I was failing miserably at CVS.  Without any $/$$ coupons, I had been running through ECBs very quickly and have been spending more and more OOP. (over $20 on one occasion!)

Finally, I feel like I have had a pretty good week:

(2) Colgate total - $2.99 each
Dove 2pk beauty bars - $2.49
(2) Pantene Shampoos - $5.99 each
(2) St. Ive's lotions - $5 each

Coupons Used: 
$1 Dove
(2) $1.50 colgate
(2) $2 Pantene
$3/$10 haircare CRT
9 ECB and 10 ECB

OOP: $1.16

Earned: 4 (Colgate), 4 (Pantene), 1 (Dove), and 5 (St. Ives) ECBs

So overall, it was a loss of 5 ECBs, but that was because I decided that I should get the St. Ives even though I had no coupons for it.