Monday, April 09, 2007

CVS addiction

I have a CVS addition. I now have about 10 tubes of toothpaste for two people, about 10 bottles of bodywash. Most of which I got for free, so I'm not upset about it, but I need to stop. I also got 5 toothbrushes for free, and two shampoos, almost free. The problem is that I need to stop buying all this stuff. I bought this weekend Kotex hopefully for free, definitely got more toothbrushes for free, and possibly more toothbrushes today as well. The Kotex was a 2 for $5 with 2 x $1 coupons and hopefully $5.98 ECB. If it happens great, if not I'll be returning the Kotex.

I think that even though it's free I need to stop buying more stuff I am not going to use. Yes I will use it eventually, but I just don't need it right now. So I need to slow down, I am getting a lot of free stuff, but it's only great if I use it.

Thankfully theses are not perishable items. I have also been using coupons for groceries. On Friday I saved $17.50 at Costco using their personal coupons. All on food products so that was worth it. But typical week I don't save large amounts using coupons on food unfortunately. But I guess this is better than nothing. I should look back at my spending and see.

In Feburary I didn't buy anything for toiletries. In March I spent $50.72, and this april, well I think I'll spend maybe another $50? But it could be due to the fact that I'm segregating toiltetries out from groceries.

8 comments:

fivecentnickel.com said...

If you can get that stuff for free, why not keep going and donate it? Shelters always need toiletries like that, and you could probably even get away with deducting the actual value of the donated goods.

Zachary said...

Stocking up can be great for your finances if you get it all in bulk discount.

JW said...

We love shopping at CVS also!

Living Almost Large said...

I will keep shopping for now and stop when it gets to be too much. I'm done with toothpaste for a long long time. I might also be done for a long time with bodywash.

frugal zeitgeist said...

I haven't bought soap in three years. Nor will I need to for another two.

But it was a really, really good deal.

NIUiceprincess said...

CVS is awesome. I have the Extra Care card and frequently take advantage of the coupons and the Extra Bucks! I just bought my Loreal mineral makeup this week using a coupon.

Amy said...

I have a similar addiction to the Walgreens Rebate program. My agreement with my other half is to keep no more than a 3 month supply on hand. After all, if they've had great deals every other month, they'll do it again and I can stock up later.

Last month I went through my stash and weeded out the more-than-3-month supplies, and gave them to the local food pantry. I feel better knowing that they'll go to someone who needs them more than I do right now.

I Saved $120 at CVS said...

I've suffered from CVS coupon addition as well, but I'm proud of it!