PhotobucketWhy Be Frugal?

I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Sunday, March 20, 2011

CVS Today = 57% savings!

I'm really on a "savings roll" this weekend! After church today we made a trip to CVS where I saved 57% off my total! Here's how I did it:

4 bottles of Nature Made Supplements @ buy one get one free (plus two $2.00 off coupon)
1 box Slim fast shakes - $.50 off coupon
1 bag Kibbles N Bits dry dog food - $2.00 off coupon
2 bags candy @ buy one get one free (CVS $1.00 off coupon from card scanner at the front of the store & an additional $1.00 coupon)

Plus I used $10.00 Extra Bucks from my visit last week and a 20% off entire purchase coupon I received in the mail as my quarterly Extra Bucks reward!

Total merchandise cost: $80.39. I paid: $34.52.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Good Will Shopping

I had quite a successful shopping trip at the Good Will store today! Here is what I bought for $58.18:

1 black suit (jacket and skirt) - $15.99
1 dress - 50% off @ $3.49
2 pr. capris - $4.99 each (both still had the original tag)
1 polo shirt - $3.99
2 short -sleeve tops - $3.99 each
1 pr black pants - $4.99
1 pr shorts - $3.99
1 long-sleeve cotton blouse $4.99.

My son found a pair of jeans in great shape and a dress shirt, 1 hardback novel and 1 DVD for $20.19!

I'm really excited because I had originally planned on going to J.C. Penney today but my gift card I earned from Mypoints hasn't arrived yet. Now I can look forward to another fun shopping trip next weekend!

Have you found any great bargains at Good Will lately?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great CVS trip today!

I just had to share my great trip to CVS today!

First I scanned my CVS card and received a coupon for 25% of my entire purchase!

I bought 2 CVS brand Skin care/moisturizers and earned $10 Extrabucks
Bought 1 toothbrush & got 1 free
Bought 2 single size M&M's & got 1 free

I used:
$1.00 off coupon for Aleve
$1.00 off coupon for large bag Pretzel M&M's
$1.00 off coupon for Maybelline Mascara

I got a twin pack of Nice N Easy Hair color for $3.49!! (on closeout)

I'm going to use my $10 Extrabucks next week to apply toward "Spend $10 on Maybeline products, get 4EB) That will be like paying $1 for $15 worth of products!

Have you had a great shopping experience lately?

Total before discounts and coupons: $92.38. I paid: 54.92!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Free Dessert at Starbucks With Drink Purchase

Thanks to Julia Scott @ for this great freebie announcement:

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mar 10-12, 2011 from 2- 5 p.m., you can get a free sugar-packed dessert at Starbucks when you buy any beverage while supplies last. The freebie is to celebrate Starbucks' 40th anniversary and promote a new line of tiny, sweet treats.

Julia has added this disclaimer: Unclear if all beverages will get you a free petite or if bottled water, juice and kid's drinks are excluded (as they often are in Starbucks promotions).