March 20, 2010

Thank You For Shopping At Sara’s Store

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Part of my 'store' in the garage

This past weekend my mother-in-law (MamaSan) and brother-in-law (Uncle Coach) came over to visit for a little while. Uncle Coach is visiting from Colorado and he hasn’t seen BabyGirl in at least a year. He was surprised at how much she had grown, how excited she was to talk about her garden, her blog and her friends.

Uncle Coach asked if CycleGuy (his brother) could take him to the store to get some things he’d left back in Colorado. Instead of heading out to Target or CVS, CycleGuy said let’s go shopping at Sara’s Store. So they headed to the garage and Uncle Coach went to town.

I often wonder what I’m going to do with the 25 bars of soap and 10 boxes of dishwasher detergent pucks. Or even with all that lip balm or razors. But, I’m glad I had the stuff Uncle Coach needed – razors, shower gel and deodorant. Not only did I get it at a super bargain, he didn’t need to spend top dollar for these basics.

My 'store' in the garage

About a year ago I started shopping at CVS and Walgreens and taking advantage of their deal programs. CVS offers Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) and Walgreens has their Register Rewards (RR) program. It took me awhile to fully understand how to buy so much stuff for so little money.

By combining the weekly sales at CVS and Walgreens with coupons from the current week (as well as prior weeks coupons I keep filed) I am able to stock up on drugstore basics (shampoo, toothpaste, cough medicine, deodorant, razors and even make-up) at a fraction of the retail price. Last year I didn’t track all my spending, but so far this year I have been able to save at least 75% off of retail for my purchases at CVS and Walgreens.

I’m hoping that by sharing the sales and coupon match ups at the with you that you are able to stock up on those items you use when they are at their lowest price. My goal is to help you spend less and get more!

Do you have a stockpile of drugstore items?  How do you save at CVS and Walgreens?  I’d love to hear how you get more ….. for less!

Sara

{ 2 comments }

Katie@DomesticDebacle March 20, 2010 at 6:44 am

So when I come to visit, can I go shopping at your store too???

Honey June 22, 2010 at 7:53 am

Hi Sara,

I am a big fan of picking up things when I can get them at a huge discount. Two years I got several boxes of crayons for ten cents each. I was also able to get a dozen packs of pencils for thirty-nine cents each last year.

I don’t do coupons yet, but maybe someday. The deals don’t seem quite as good up here in Canada.

Blessings
Honey

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