Here is the breakdown of my super savings:
Total Spent: $4.16
Total Saved: $18.49
Total Register Rewards Earned: $8.00
Infusium Conditioner: On sale for 3.99 min $3.00 coupon= $.99
Shave Cream: On sale for $2.99 + earned $3.00 Register rewards= FREE
Schick Razor: On sale for $7.99 minus $5.00 coupon= $2.99 + earned $5.00 Register rewards= BETTER THAN FREE
Total Spent: $21.03
Total Saved: $27.03
Total Earned: $17.50
Carefree liners: On sale for $1.00 minus $1.00 coupon= FREE
Crest Pro Health Toothpaste: On sale for $3.50 minus $.75 coupon= $2.75 + earned $3.50 Extra Care Bucks= BETTER THAN FREE
Huggies Diapers: On sale for $8.49 minus $1.50 coupon= $6.99 + earned $2.00 Extra Care Bucks
Kotex Tampons: On sale for $4.99 minus $1.00= $3.99 + earned $4.99 Extra Care Bucks= BETTER THAN FREE
Zyrtec: $18.99 minus $4.00 coupon= $14.99 + Earned $7.00 Extra Care Bucks
NOTE: Be sure to scan your CVS at the Coupon Center at the store because it prints out extra coupons to use. For example, I scanned my card on Sunday, and it printed out a $4.00 off a $20.00 purchase. SWEET!
If you want to become a frugalista like yours truly then you need to have a game plan BEFORE you enter the store. Just a few quick steps each week will get you started onto the path of frugalness.
Step 1: Cut out coupons and buy an organizer to make them easier to find. I organize my coupons by sections of the grocery store such as frozen foods, breakfast foods, refrigerated items, etc.
Step 2: Browse the weekly ads to look for good deals that match up with the manufacturers and/or store coupons that you have.
Step 3: Make a list of the sale items and put it with the coupons you have for these items. That way you don't forget which items are on sale and you already have the coupons out and ready.
Good luck and happy shopping!