Sunday, July 28, 2013

Addicted to CVS

Lately, I have been addicted to shop at CVS. Today I went to my weekly shopping at CVS and I was very happy with my purchase. I'm still a newbie at this, but so far, I think I'm doing a good job saving. Pictures below are some of the things that I purchased today and actually made extra money towards my next shopping trip.

After a $1.00 coupon
Paid $0.50 Cents
Earned $1.50 ExtraBucks
Starbucks coffee $1.50
used $1.00 printable coupon
My total was $0.50
Received $1.50 in ExtraBucks Rewards

Herbal Essence Shampoo & conditioner 2/$5

After a BOGO Free Coupon
Only Paid a Penny!
Earned $1.00 ExtraBucks
Used a buy one get one free (scanned $4.99) for Herbal Essence products from today's(7/28/2013) Indy star newspaper P&G coupon book
My total was $0.01 Yes, only a penny!
Received $1.00 Extra Bucks Rewards

I also purchased more stuff that I had coupons for and was able to receive more ExtraBucks. My total out of pocket cost today after applying $22.03 in manufacturer coupons, it came to $36.29 before tax. Then, I received a total of $12.50 in ExtraBucks rewards towards my next shopping trip.

My goal for my next shopping trip is to buy stuff within $12.50 and just pay taxes.

All the things that I purchased today.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Busy Summer

Washington D.C.
Once again, It's been over a month since I posted on my blog back in June. I just have been very busy with my children. My children will be going back to school on August 1st, so I am hoping to spend more time on my freelance work & blogging.  I always wonder how other mommy bloggers keep up with their blog(s) during their children's summer break.

D.C. Rush hour traffic
Well, my family & I just got back from our vacation to Washington D.C. & Maryland. It was very hot there, but we had an awesome time. My children thought that this  trip was the best vacation they ever had.

I spent my teenage years & early 20's in Maryland, so I felt like I was back home, but I sure don't miss D.C./ MD rush hour traffic.

Anyways, it was a great vacation.  I am starting to recover from our trip. I am so ready for my children to go back to school next week!

Downtown Annapolis, MD