Monday, February 11, 2008

The kind of receipt I like

Don't you love it when the savings outweigh the money you spent?
Yesterday, at CVS, I bought a total of 37.86 in merchandise... for which I paid 13.30.

Debit: 13.30
Savings: 24.56

And $6 in ECBs back for buying a Gillette Fusion Razor*! (And I had a coupon for it, too!)

I used $7 in mfr coupons and 14.98 in ECBs. Plus, of course, some items I bought were on sale.

Money saving advice of the day: always, always, ALWAYS check the bottom of your CVS receipt. Not only did I get some ECBs last week (used this week) which I expected, I also found a freebie coupon for multivitamins--worth 5.99!

*My husband sees all these razors I buy and says yesterday, "I hope you're getting these on sale, because you seem to buy a lot of them." I said, "I had a coupon and ECBs and I get ECBs back, so either I'm paying about a buck for a 9.99 razor or I'm making a profit."
I showed him my receipt today. Needless to say, he was pretty impressed.


Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Way to go on the savings!!

Mom2fur said...

Thanks, Laura!

Jewelgirl said...

Great deals, your a great shopper.
I also liked the tip about keeping
a magnet nearby for pins when
your sewing! Thanks!

The Q Family said...

That's a very good tip! I have to start looking at the CVS coupon. I have thought about that but haven't tried any yet.

Melanie (Thrifty and Creative) said...

I am with you! I love when the savings beat the spending on receipts! Excellent Blog!

Monroe on a budget said...

That's a pretty good savings ratio!

The drugstore sales take a bit of effort and planning, but the results are pretty good.