Hold the presses. Guess what I did today. I shopped at a drug store. I can’t even remember the last time I did that. Sort of sad, really. I know I’ve missed out on some good deals.
But I know my physical limits. My body is much, much better, but my endurance is not quite there yet. That’s why I’ve been concentrating my energies on the grocery deals. It just makes sense for me right now.
That said, CVS lured me in with their 4th of July sale. Tide is part of the spend $30 bucks, get a $10 gas card promo and I had good coupons.
When all was said and done, I paid $2.97 a bottle which is pretty decent for Tide. Not stellar, but solid. And I like the way it makes my clothes smell. I have a thing about my clothes smelling like a baby’s bum. Sort of odd, I know.
Oh, and just to be clear. I mean like a baby powdered bum. Not an “I just ate prunes” bum. That would suck.
After CVS, I ran over to Stop&Shop and wreaked all sorts of havoc on their gas points items. Candy bars, bags of M&M’s, canned tomatoes, Nature Valley granola bars. Enough products to keep my car fueled up for weeks.
The only problem with this purchase was that it made me look like an extreme couponer. Which is pretty darn funny since I had zero, zip, zilch, coupons for this transaction.
Knowing that it didn’t look good, I scurried on over to the produce department and placed a blanket of spinach over my otherwise calorie laden cart. As a bonus, it was buy one get one free baby spinach.
If you place the produce carefully over the top of your cart, no one will be the wiser. It’s all about product placement, people. Learn from a master candy bar hider.
A little protein doesn’t hurt either when it comes to deflecting attention. Fish, spinach, tomatoes. Looking good if you ignore the 20 pounds of chocolate.
This Halloween I’m going to be the most popular house on the block. King sized bars for everyone!
Speaking of chocolate, as an added bonus the M&M’s bags qualify for the free movie ticket promo. So, not only did this entire purchase cost nothing once you figure in the 6,300 gas points, but I’ll get $36 in free movie tickets.
M&M’s and movies go together like coupons and binders. Don’t you think?
A super successful couponing day that involved practically no coupons. I’m so inspired that I think I just might get up early tomorrow and hit the drug stores. Maybe.
How about you? What do you see that’s hot this week?