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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Whoo-hoo! Another Deal

I am jealous and inspired at the same time.  Sluggy at Dont read this, it's boring is the master of Rite-Aid shopping. Oh who am I kidding, she is a shopping guru and I greatly admire her skill set, dedication and shopping abilities. I am a total neophyte at this game plus it does not come naturally to me and involves math. Over the years I have told TheHub one of the reasons I married him (CPA) was so I never had to do more than checkbook math again.  (By checkbook math I mean merely looking at the account balance and going "yep there is enough in there" or "no I need to wait".) Now thanks to Sluggy's keen postings I am finding myself worrying about savings percentages instead of just thinking "Well that was a good deal". I am not sure if I want to thank you or curse you.

So I am going to let y'all in on how this game works for me.  Today I had to stop by CVS to pick up a couple of supplies for Mom. While I was there I noticed everything Christmas had been reduced by 90 percent.  Whoo hoo, I was getting things for 10 cents on the dollar and was thinking how happy I was for this huge savings.


I purchased 2 little card  stock weight gift bags that look like little purses (.19 each), a train gingerbread set including all the gingerbread (prebaked) and everything needed to decorate it (1.48)
, and 3 boxes of Hallmark Christmas cards (.49, .69 and, .99) My total was $3.88 but when I was ready to check out I found both a 1 and a 3 dollar CVS extra buck coupon. I was 22 cents under and I applied it to Mom's items ( She will pay me back when I take them to her) but the super bonus was a 5 dollar extra buck I received for one of the purchases I made for her.  I actually earned money for being a decent daughter and picking up her stuff.  Yay me. I also got a coupon for 10 dollars off any 50 dollar purchase but it has to be used by the weekend, so I am unsure if I will use it or not.

Now there is nothing to do but go scour the CVS weekly ad and see if I need 50 dollars worth of anything. It is time to feed my new obsession.

p.s I am sticking the gingerbread train set in the freezer.  If just the gingerbread cookie pieces are all intact I am calling it a good deal.  I can buy gumdrops and candy canes next year if it does not survive freezing and I can whip us royal icing in a heartbeat. I am not looking at this as an edible but as a decoration Pip and I can make if they come at either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

24 comments:

  1. We don't have deals like that over here. Sigh.
    Christmas items are reduced though. But NOT by 90 per cent.

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    1. If I had been looking for a deal like this I never would have seen it. I just happened on it!

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  2. I haven't been in CVS post Christmas, but might swing in tomorrow-I'm home now and not leaving! I hope I didn't let my CVS Bucks expire-I do that a lot.

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    1. I assume the store was just clearing out its inventory. It probably cost them less to get rid of it for next to nothing rather than store it .I let mine expire all the time which is why I must have put them in the center of my wallet.

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  3. Thank but don't curse me....I need the extra love about now. ;-)

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    1. I will thank you very much. I truly had no idea there was a brilliant game I was not playing! I might curse my personal obsessive nature though!

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  4. I know that once you get going with the CVS bucks, you can get make some good deals. However, I never find anything that is a good deal for me to buy to get started. We get our prescriptions filled there because of our insurance and I do get one particular kind of vitamin. But you just made it look so easy, maybe I should try.

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    1. I only get them on products I would normally buy so I really don't work the system, but it worked really well this time

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  5. What an amazing score! I am going to have to check my CVS out tomorrow! I have a feeling that there isn't going to be anything left but who knows? It's worth a look!

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    1. It might have been just our store but I was really happy to find those. I will need cards next Christmas. I could have done without the gingerbread train but I am perfectly willing to spend 1.48 on it and the little bags are adorable. I have a 3 year old granddaughter who will love getting small gifts in them.

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  6. I would forget all about it by next Christmas but if you can remember, then more power to you!

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    1. I keep a Christmas book throughout the year. I list everything that is bought and where I stashed it. Otherwise I would never see it again.

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  7. Yeah Sluggy is the best, I can't begin to do what she does. I love a good bargain.

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    1. I can't either and really don't try, but she flat out inspires me to do better.

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  8. Sweet deal! There's nothing like that here in Canada :(

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    1. If I had been looking for this I never would have found it. I just stumbled into it.

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    1. Happenstance only, but I will take it just the same!

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  10. Wow well done. We don't seem to get those kinds of bargains here in France (I see them in the UK too) or maybe it is that I just don't know where to look for them. That will set you up nicely for next Christmas. Anna

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    1. I don't know where to look for them either, but occasionally one just falls in my lap and I will take advantage of it.

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  11. Great job Anne! I found gift wrap and tissue paper for 80% off and bags of Hershey kisses for $1.24 at ShopKo. You did better though with your coupons.

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    1. Oh wow and you can freeze those kisses! (Which would never happen at my house)

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