Well yesterday my mom took my oldest two girls, so they could bake me a cake for my birthday(tomorrow!), so I ran to CVS and The Children's Place, because I had a coupon that was expiring.
TCP did not have much left in the sizes I needed, but I did grab my girls a few things for Christmas presents and each a shirt for Christmas card pictures. They had a lot of infant stuff left and everything on the clearance racks were 50% the lowest price and I had a 15% coupon on top of that. I bought 2 skirts, a dress, 4 shirts, 3 pairs of shoes, 2 belts and 2 pairs of tights, for $78. And I forgot to have them scan my Place Perks card, so I am going to go back and see if they will do it for me. A few months ago, I got a surprise $20 Gift Card in the mail since I hit a certain amount, not bad by me!
Then CVS was another story, I was thrilled when I got a 5/$30 from the machine!!! But they only had 4 packs of Ice Breakers left! I managed to spend thirty anyways, and after coupons and ECB's, I paid 7.25 out of pockets and earned 3.49 ECB.
1 Crest Pro Health
4 J&J Buddies
1 Advil PM
4 Ice Breakers
A newspaper for more coupons
and a few other filler things( a few pops for my DD)
So I hit another CVS on the way to pick up my girls at my mom's and I bought 10 more packs of Ice Breakers. I had 7 coupons for $1/2, so I paid $7 for the gum and got 5ECB back! I also grabbed another Crest and a Dawn. I had forgotten my ECB's in the car, but after coupons I paid like $6, but I earned $5 and $3.49.
AND...(I bet you thought I was done) we needed diapers and I had 2 1.50 off Pampers, I decided to grab 2 packages. After my two coupons and ECB's, it was around $8 for both packages and I earned another $5 ECB for spending 20 on Pampers. Not a bad deal if you have coupons and ECB's to roll!
So all in all I spend, around $20 OOP and I still have $5 and 3.49 ECB's. It wasn't too bad for a week that I wasn't in love with. The gum will be stocking stuffers for all of us. I feel good having some Christmas stuff done. As a working mom you have to grab any time you can get and take advantage of it.
The best part of the day...was the carrot cake my girls and my mom baked for me! The girls also made me two homemade cards. And my mom bought me a new crockpot...YAY...mine was on the blink. And my sister gave me a GC to Old Navy!