So, today I went shopping sans crutches. I wanted to see what I could do with my own two feet without any artificial assistance. You know the term retail therapy? Yeah, that phrase was written for me in every way. I never realized how much effort it took to go from store to store searching for the deals. Let me tell you, it’s quite a workout! After three CVS and one Walgreen’s visits, I was ready for some chocolate and wine therapy plus an ice pack.
CVS was the MVP of the day. They have a Covergirl sale and I have $8/2 Covergirl coupons which not only got me free makeup that will be donated to my local women’s shelter, but they netted me free gift cards at CVS. Read more about that deal here.You’ve got to love it when coupons and promotions collide to create a profit.
Not to mention, I got lucky and scored a $5/20 CVS facial product coupon which brought my out of pocket down even further. After coupons I spent $4.96 on the cosmetics and I received $30.00 in gift cards to be redeemed at CVS. Not too shabby at all. I plan on doing this deal two more times this week since you are allowed to do it five times per card.
I was also thrilled to see a deal at Walgreen’s on the Old Spice body sprays. Talk about a deal coming together in the eleventh hour! The coupons I have for $2/1 Old Spice body spray expire tomorrow and Walgreen’s was kind enough to pull off a sale the day before they expire. Thanks Walgreen’s!
The Old Spice deal is buy $30.00 worth of specific Old Spice or Gillette products and get a $10 Register Reward. I bought eight to satisfy the minimum purchase requirement and after coupons and Register Rewards, I paid .75 per canister. And do I even need to tell you how happy I am that it’s not Axe?
That’s the funny thing about couponing. For the longest time we were stocked to the gills on Axe products. So much so in fact, that my kids burned out on it. The same thing is true for Oreos. We had so many packages of those that we got sick of that product too. Has that ever happened to you? If only I could get sick of chocolate. Funny how that never happens.
So what are you all excited about this week? Are you going after the CVS Covergirl deal?
Update. It’s been brought to my attention that I made the mistake of redeeming 8 Old Spice coupons at one time when you are only supposed to redeem four. My mistake. Alas, a seasoned couponer makes mistakes too.