We spent Easter Sunday at my parent's house and church. All of the extended family met at my grandmother's for a late lunch. It was nice to catch-up with my cousins who are now all scattered all over Ohio and Indiana. Avery enjoyed her first Easter egg hunt, with the help of little mamma Sarah. The cutest moments of the day were witnessing Avery and cousin Zachary (almost 3) together. They were a hoot, kissing and hugging, and playing.
d During a trip to CVS a few days ago, a $10 off a $20 cosmetics purchase printed out. I knew that with the current Covergirl ECB deal (buy $20, get $10 ECB) and with the new coupons in the P&G Sunday inserts, I would have a pretty good deal. After careful consideration as to what would be the best scenario, I ended up with 2 products, making a good profit.
Transaction #2 1 Covergirl Olay Foundation ($13) 1 Covergirl Lash Exact Mascara ($7.99) -$10 off $20 Cosmetic Purchase CRT -$4 off Covergirl Olay Foundation (4/5 P&G) -$1 off any Covergirl product (4/5 P&G) -$3.49 EBC (from Transaction #1) Total (including tax): $3.02 on gift card; got back $10 ECB.
OOP 3.02+3.49=$6.51-$10 ECB back = $3.49 moneymaker
This would have been better had I bought one of the $7 mascaras, but I really wanted to try this one . . . and when you are making money, that is the time to try out new products!
Last night Avery and I were attempting to use ALL of her Duplo blocks to build a gigantic tower. We didn't use all of the blocks before the tower came crashing down, but it was a fun time (and of course provided a chance for cute pictures.
Avery is fascinated by what she calls "hair-bows" right now, which are really hair ties. She asks me in the morning "hair-bows?" "Yes," I answer, "you can wear hair-bows." "Thank you mama," is usually her reply. Yesterday in the car she was even twirling her pony tail in the car. So cute!
She also likes to play with this cardboard princess crown that they gave her in the nursery at church a couple of weeks ago. Saturday she decided that "daddy" must wear the crown. She spent quite a while adjusting the crown and making sure that it was just how she wanted it on daddy's head.
So my lovely hubby reallllllly wanted snacks for the big NCAA Championship game tonight, which he asked for in the same breath as telling me we were almost out of milk . . . gasp! At any rate, it gave me a chance to go into town and go to Target and CVS.
Here was my Target spending, which included the game snacks and my "deals": Transaction #1 1 Phantom Gillette Power Razor ($7.99) 1 Gillette Shaving Cream ($1.89) 1 Bliss Chocolate ($2.99) -1.00 Bliss Chocolate Target coupon -1.00 Bliss coupon (Sunday inserts) -1.00 Gillette shaving cream coupon (P&G 4/5 insert) -2.00 Gillette Razor coupon (P&G 4/5 insert) Total (including tax): $8.35--received $5.00 gift card for buying razor and shaving cream together.
Transaction #2 1 Phantom Gillette Power Razor ($7.99) 1 Gillette Shaving Cream ($1.89) 1 Bliss Chocolate ($2.99) 1 gallon milk ($1.99) 1 bag Doritos ($2.50) 1 2-lit. Mt. Dew ($1.50) -1.00 Bliss Chocolate Target coupon -1.00 Bliss coupon (Sunday inserts) -1.00 Gillette shaving cream coupon (P&G 4/5 insert) -2.00 Gillette Razor coupon (P&G 4/5 insert) -$5.00 Gift Card from first purchase Total (including tax): $9.45 --received $5.00 gift card for buying razor and shaving cream together.
Now, if I wasn't a total idiot, I should have done the razor/shaving cream on Transaction #2 and then used that $5.00 gift card on the Doritos, dew, and milk, but I don't know what I was thinking. At any rate, I will always use a Target gift card!
The monthly deals for April include $2 ECB for buying Adidas deodorant (phase 3), regular price they are $4.99, but I found the "intensive" scent on clearance for $2.99. SCORE! Unfortunatly, I didn't even realize that it rang up $3.74. I'll have to get that corrected when I go next time. Secondly, there was a HUGE "designer" chocolate clearance. Most of the starbucks & russell stover bags and bars were on clearance for between $1-2 dollars. Wait, I thought . . . russell stover coupon, russell stover coupon--yes! I still had a Russell Stover BOGO coupon from eons ago that I clipped and never figured I'd use. The particular bag I got was $1.65, not too shabby considering these bags usually find their way into gift bags for various people/occasions. I also took advantage of the skintimate shave cream that is FREE after ECBs.
Transaction #1 1 skintimate shave cream ($3.49) 1 Adidas deodorant ($3.74--should have been $2.99) 2 bags Russell Stover chocolate (2 @ 1.65) -BOGO Russell Stover chocolate ($1.65) -$7.00 ECB Total (including tax): $2.13 (on gift card from transferring RX)--got 5.49 ECB back (from shave cream and deodorant)