I jumped on a toilet paper and Kleenex deal yesterday and paid $23.22 for $44.32 worth of goods, a hot 47% discount. I scored by combining three CVS deals with $3.50 in Extra Care rewards I had earned from previous purchases.
Deal No. 1. Get a 3-pack of Kleenex tissues for $2, down from $1.29 per pack. I put two in my cart.
Deal No. 2. Get an 18-pack of Cottonelle toilet paper for $10, down from $13.29 per pack. I stuffed two 18-packs in my cart.
Deal No. 3. Spend $25 in Kleenex and Cottonelle products and get $10 in Extra Bucks, which are vouchers that can be used on future purchases at CVS.
My total before the deals, coupons, and Extra Bucks came to $34.32. I used two $.50 off coupons, my $3.50 in Extra Care bucks, and scanned my loyalty card to get the sale prices, bringing my total to $23.22. My receipt printed out with a $10 Extra Bucks voucher that is good through Feb. 9, 2011. Some folks would say that $10 voucher brings my cost down to $13.22, but that is technically not true because I paid $23.22 out of pocket. However, I now have a credit of $10 at CVS, so the total value of goods I received for the $23.22 purchase is actually $44.32. Make sense?
My savings were, unfortunately, wiped away by a splurge that same day at the grocery store. I went into compare prices for a future post and to buy fruit. That’s when I noticed the green grape display. No price, which made me cringe. I suspect my grocery store sometimes leaves off the price of items that are particularly high. But the grapes were high quality and were a better way to quench my sweet tooth than candy, I reasoned. When I got to the register they rang up as $3.99 per pound. Oh my goodness!
The grapes alone cost $11.17, not a purchase I am especially proud of. I am making sure not a single grape is wasted. What’s the last great deal or splurge you got?