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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Last Minute Walgreens Trip!

Okay, I decided it was time that I began shopping at Walgreens more often. We are moving soon and there is a Walgreens around the corner from our new home. I love CVS so much and their program is so straight forward. Walgreens program is a bit more tricky. Also, beginning in May, Walgreens will be redoing some of their rewards programs. I can't wait to see what they do. Anyways, I decided to make a quick, last minute trip because they were offering so many items with equal RR. (Example- Colgate Max Fresh Toothbrush $3.49 earn $3.50 RR)

I also want to say, that I have heard from some people out there who have yet to begin shopping at CVS or Walgreens that they don't like that "we" (CVS and Walgreens fanatics) buy items that we don't really need just to earn ECB's or RR's. I have to say that I try to come up with a reason to use everything that I buy or I give it away to family/friends who could use it. I am not a wasteful person and don't believe that we should buy things that we are not going to use. So having said that here is what I bought for less then $20 out of pocket and with $6.50 RR to use later:
5 Edge Shaving Creams (to be used as a fun boredom buster over the summer)
5 Scunci Hair Elastics (18 pk) (Some for me and some to give to my sister in-law for these cute hair towels she makes)
5 Colgate Max Fresh Toothbrushes
5 Chapstick Naturals
2 Fiber Choice 10 ct tablets
4 packs M& M's
5 packs of Stickers
8 double packs of Gerber baby food (I am starting my little guy on baby food, yeah!)

I was pretty pleased with my purchase. I didn't plan anything out ahead of time, which is very unlike me. Remember, this was a last minute trip. All in all, these are items that I needed or will need and would have paid a ton more going some where else and buying these separately. Plus, I have RR to use next week and begin rolling from here. You have to start somewhere and I think this is a good start.

What deals did you score this week?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Nichole,

I recently stumbled across your blog in my journey to be more frugal. I have pretty much just thrown whatever I wanted into my cart paying no attention to the price, but this economy has forced me to change my wicked ways. I have a couple of questions about some things on your blog I am hoping you will have a moment to explain for me. 1. What is a redbox code? 2. It never occurred to me to shop at a Walgreens or CVS, I thought they were just pharmacies with over priced househould items in them. What is the ECB/RR programs? 3. I primarily shop at Costco for a few bulk items (fruit/paper goods/water) and Walmart the rest. Sometimes I am forced to Albertson's for vegetables and specialty items, that Walmart does not carry. In you expert frugal opinion how should I break down my shopping by stores? I have a Costco/Super Walmart/Albertson's/Smith's/Vons/Target/CVS & Walmart all within in 3-5 mile radius, so gas consumption is not an issue. I am single so I only need to buy for myself, but I am still spending about $400-$500 a month on groceries and house goods. I know it is alot, but any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks