Living Like a Princess on a Cinderella Budget – Part 2

Today is Part 2 of my Living Like a Princess on a Cinderella Budget.

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to receive in my CVS app, $10 in Beauty Bucks.  I had expected to get $5, but it seems I had purchased enough beauty products to get $10.  (I love nice surprises like that!)  I had $5 in Extra Care Bucks in my wallet that I received Tuesday on my last shopping trip to CVS.  So, with a total of $15 in Extra Bucks, I went shopping today for laundry detergent.

The deal on Tide was purchase three 37oz. bottles at $5.94 each, and receive $5 back in Extra Care Bucks.   ALL laundry detergent was on sale $3.99 for a 32oz. bottle.  The total before coupons was $21.81 before tax.

I had two $2 off Tide manufacturers coupons, one $1 off Tide, and one $1 off ALL.   I used those coupons, along with the $15 in Extra Bucks I had, bringing my total out of pocket cost, including tax, to $2.64.  And I received $5 in Extra Bucks back to use on a future purchase.

It’s days like this that put me on a coupon high!

My $5 Extra Bucks I received back expires on December 5th, so I will need to use it before then.

I’m pretty well stocked right now with most personal necessities that I need.  But it’s that time of year that I also coupon to make up gift baskets for Christmas.  I will coupon to get good deals on items, like toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, lotions, body washes, shampoos, etc., and give them in a basket to a family who could use them.  Most often, I do this through church.  I’ve already got a head start on a gift basket, but I will keep watching the sales flyers each week to see what items I have coupons for and whether they will match up with a sale.  If nothing matches up, or if it comes out to more than I want to spend, I won’t buy it.  In the past, CVS has had some really good sales starting with the day after Thanksgiving and running up until Christmas.

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These are the ramblings of a woman determined to prove there is life after 50 for women who are unmarried, divorced, or widowed, and choose to live alone. This is my journey through life. It is filled with memories, dreams, hopes, disappointments, failures, and faith. Walk with me as I explore each day with questions and observations, remembrances and thoughts, all in a jot.