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I still love saving money!

Did you see this picture?

It kinda-sorta captures everything I purchased at CVS on Saturday.  I'm not really all that good at couponing - but sometimes I'm able to actually hit some good deals. Just for fun, I thought i'd break down my shopping trip for you.

  • Garnier Fructose - Hair Paste 
    • CVS Savings 1.35
    • Coupon 1.00 off
    • Total Cost: 2.34
  • Herbal Essence Shampoo & Conditioner
    • CVS Savings 2 dollars
    • Coupon 2 dollars
    • + I got 1 dollar Extra bucks for purchasing 
    • Total Cost: 3.97 
  • Gillette Body Wash (2)
    • CVS sale 2 for 7 
    • Coupon 2.00 off
    • Final Cost: 5.00 
  • Gillette Deodorant (2)
    • CVS Sale 2 for 7
    • Coupon 2.00 off
    • Final Cost 5.00
  • Old Spice Deodorant (2)
    • CVS Sale 2 for 7
    • Coupon BOGO 
    • Final Cost: 3:50 
  • Old Spice Body Wash (2)
    • CVS Sale 2 for 7
    • Coupon 2.00 off
    • Final Cost: 5.00
  • Gillette Raiser blades
    • Coupon - by the refills get the raiser free
    • Savings: 10.50
  • Pantene Pro-V Shampoo and Conditioner
    • CVS Sale 1.54 off (each)
    • Coupon 1.00 off
    • Final Cost: 6.50
  • All Mighty HE Laundry Soap
    • CVS Sale saved 3.50
  • All w/ Oxi Clean Laundry Soap
    • CVS sale saved 4.00
  • Cover Girl - Mascara
    • CVS Sale - Buy 1, get 1 for 50% off
    • Coupon 7.50 off the purchase of two mascara's 
  • Cover Girl Lip Gloss (2)
    • CVS Sale - Buy 1, get 1 for 50% off
    • 1.00 off coupon
    • 1.00 off coupon
    • Final Cost: 7.50
  • Crest Toothpaste
    • CVS sale 1.30 off
    • Coupon .25 cents off
    • Final Cost: 1.75
  • Dish Soap
    • .99 Cents
I had a couple of other items and coupons. 
Additionally, I had a coupon that saved my 20% of my final total. 
All total I used 16 coupons. 

Yes, I have enough soap for my husband to last until the end of the year. BUT, ... I hit some really good deals - and I hate buying things like body wash / deodorant when I don't have a coupon. Mostly because I know I can get a deal on it if I plan properly! So, my bathroom cabinet is full of manly products, and all is well in the J's home. 

I hope that I have inspired you to shop smarter! Cutting a few coupons is a HUGE help! 

Oh, also. I spent 30.00 on Gillette products, so I got 10.00 in extra bucks. 

What are some of your goals? Our biggest financial goal is for my husband to complete Graduate School without us taking out any school loans. Thank the Lord! So far, we have been able to save enough between semesters to pay his tuition AND continue to live (and  take a few weekend vacations here and there). I'm so thankful that the Lord has blessed us. 

How is the Lord blessing you - Do you see the ability to coupon as a blessing? I sure do! 

Happy Saving! 

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