If you live near a Dillons or Kroger store, there is a really good deal on General Mills cereal and Nature Valley Granola Bars going on! I just got home from shopping with some girlfriends, and I just have to mention the deals!
The cereals and granola bars are on sale for $1.50 when you buy 4 (any combination). I used some coupons from my Sunday paper and also a couple that I printed off from here, to get them for $.50-$1.00/box. Hope posted a good recipe for homemade granola bars using cereal , so this might be a good time to try it out!
Also, the granola bars are $1.00/box after you print off the $.75/2 coupon (Dillons doubles all coupons up to $1.00). These are yummy granola bars!
I also went to CVS tonight. Have I mentioned that I love that store!??! Here's what I bought tonight:
2 Alavert 15 ct boxes $6.99 each ($5.00 ECB when you buy 2), minus 2 $6 off coupons, made $3.00!
1 Oust air sanitizer bottle $1.99, minus $2.00 coupon, FREE
3 bottles of Clorox bleach on sale for $1.29 each
1 Clorox wipes 35 ct., minus FREE when you buy 3 Clorox products
1 Purex laundry detergent 32 load on clearance aisle for $3.25, minus $.50 off coupon
1 CVS travel size baby wipes $.99, minus $1.00 off CVS item coupon
2 12 pks of Cottonelle ultra-soft toilet paper, on sale for $5.49 each, minus 2 $1.00 coupons
1 Listerine 250 ml, $2.99, ($2.99 ECB when you buy 1, FREE after ECB)
I used a $4 off a $20 purchase coupon, a $3 off a $15 purchase coupon, an $11.98 ECB and a $2.00 ECB, and paid $1.53 out of pocket!!! And in 2 days I will have generated $8.00 in ECB's to spend again.
My strategy at CVS is to always keep around $20-$30 ECB's at all times, and any extras I generate I use to buy household items (with coupons!) that our family needs or will need in the near future. I just need to keep enough ECB's to buy all the free stuff offered each week, in order to roll over the ECB's to keep generating them. For instance, today when I looked at my account, I had $38.49 total in ECB's available to use. So I bought the items that will generate ECB's (and end up being either free or moneymakers), and used some extra to buy stuff we need. Like TP! I do this every week, and stock up when I can. This way, I really have been able to cut back on the amount we spend on household items.
My mom emailed me today after she bought $25 worth of merchandise at CVS and only paid $.39 out of pocket. Way to go, Mom! I'm telling you, this is the best store I have found. Use coupons and earn money!