Friday, November 25, 2011
CVS Thanksgiving/Black Friday Haul
OK I am not giving you my break down because while I am pleased with my shopping trip, I could have been much better. I went in with two possible lists. One was a three transaction list and the other was a four transaction list. However, my store, while completely awesome, was already out of several items. And once there, I decided not to buy any more deodorant and toothpaste. Because I really just do not need more.
So my original play lists were all wonky. I stood in a quiet aisle and re-worked things. Because I had a turkey in the oven so I had to get this all wrapped up.
Instead of listing what I did, I will just tell you that I did this in two transactions. I should have done three to lower my out of pocket costs. I also started out with $11 ECB from previous weeks.
So for everything above, I paid out of pocket (before tax) $7.36. And earned (as in not yet spent- I did roll all of my ECB's from transaction #1 into #2) $28.87 ECB's that don't expire until 12/24! So in theory (because I don't actually think this way but I know most do), I made a profit of more than $21! I basically paid for the nail polish kit and got everything else for FREE!