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Glows and grows

February 4th, 2018 at 10:27 am

Past two weeks at CVS have been a struggle. I wonder if the company has decided to ditch its couponers. Used to be super couponer friendly. Now, not so much. So last week, went in for a Cerave deal. The deal wasn't in the computer! Had to show the manager the ad to get the deal. Same thing happened this week with Dove! I've got to make the trek back for the $4.25 they owe me.

I've been checking prices and regular Dove price at CVS is $3 more than Target regular price. Target rarely has Dove deals and coupons rarely come out for the bodywash. I'm almost always best off buying at Costco when they have a 3 pack deal. I continue to scope out prices as I shop at different stores. So interesting how one item can be so much cheaper at one place and vice versa on other items.

This coming week, I will be stocking up on meat from Target. There's a coupon for a $5 when you spend $20 on meat in the ad. You can also text the Target coupon number to give you a second coupon! So Friday, payday, I will go and stock up.

I'm getting better at planning my purchases. I am trying to forecast what I will purchase and when. I'm trying to also be really transparent about what I will spend my money on. I'm nowhere near perfect but doing a helluva lot better lately. Will continue to track purchases and plan expenditures for the pay period.

So many challenges ahead. Just working one day at a time. I froze two meals this past week and have started a frozen foods inventory. Have a pot of split pea soup on the stove and will freeze a night's worth of dinner off the bat. Planning on also making chicken and sausage jumbalaya this week and will try to freeze some there too.

2 Responses to “Glows and grows”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Our Kroger stores have coupons you can put on your loyalty card. Except, a lot of time they don't work and I have to watch every single transaction to make sure I get the deal I'm supposed to. It is so frustrating, especially if I miss something. I now write down on the list what I'm supposed to get.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I used the Walmart Pay app Saturday night - unfortunately I wasn't thinking, and used the self scan option. So I went to customer service to get my printed receipt. I know they can do this - have had cashiers do it for me multiple times.

    The CS was like - doesn't that defeat the purpose of Walmart Pay? Um, well it depends on why you're using it. If you have an e giftcard, that's the only way to spend it without printing out the gift card. Or, like me last night - you are wanting to get the 5% back deal from Chase, and so have to use WP. In all cases, a printed receipt is STILL wanted since no receipt apps will take the WP receipt!

    In the end after waiting ten minutes! they still didn't get me what I needed and I gave up.

    IOW - technology is great, as long as everyone knows how to use it and it works right.

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