Tuesday, August 19, 2008

CVS Money Saving Trip

Eating gluten free can be expensive. I love it when I can save money on non-food products, so I have more dollars left for food!

Here's the deal that I got today at CVS that definitely helped stretch our food/consumables budget this week.

What I Got

CVS vitamin E oil - 0.78 (on clearance)
2 Oral-B Indicator toothbrushes - 3.98
Revlon mascara - 6.49
Advil Children's - 5.79
Advil PM - 5.29
CVS sunblock - 1.99
Hefty ultra-flex garbage bags - 6.49

Coupons I Used

2.00 off CVS skincare product
1.00 off 2 Oral-B toothbrushes
1.00 off Revlon
1.00 off Advil PM (CVS store coupon)
2 - 2.00 off Advil products (manu. coupon)
19.97 in Extra Care Bucks

How Much I Spent and Got Back

I spent $2.25 out of pocket and got $12.79 in ECBs back.

I normally wouldn't be able to get garbage bags for $2.25, let alone all that other fun stuff, too!

I usually go to Money Saving Mom to find CVS deals, but I put this one together all by myself! (I'm beaming with pride!)


Meli n Pat said...

I love that you are so proud of your frugality! My husband and I get excited about our bargains! I am also glad of your gluten-free frugal help. I live in Alaska and things get pretty pricey up here, so I can use all the help I can get. I'd love to add you to my blog for my family to get ideas for menu's when we visit. I've started my own little GF blog (normalglutenfreedotblogspotdotcom) for that reason and discovered you! Thanks for the frugal enthusiasm!

Carrie said...

Great job Sarah!!! I've been CVS'ing the past few weeks too and I'm still learning the hang of it! Awesome job girl!!

Gluten free Kay said...

Hi Sarah,

I had skin reactions to vitamin E long before I went gf. I had to find lotions that contained NO vitamin E or tocopherol. After discovering celiac, I found out the source of vitamin E is almost always WHEAT GERM OIL. It was so great to find that puzzle piece after years of confusion!

So if you experience a baffling reaction and can't find the source, consider that vitamin E oil. My reaction was hard bumps that formed on my knuckles. They were painful and made my hands look deformed. All gone now!

Sarah said...

Meli and Carrie, Thanks for the nice comments! It's fun to save!

Thanks for the tip on Vitamin E oil! I did not know that it usually came from wheat germ. We have one bottle that my hubby uses that lists wheat germ oil in the ingredients, and I was so excited to find this bottle with no wheat germ in the ingredients. But now that I know the oil might actually come out of wheat germ, I'm going to have to do a little research. Thanks again!