Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CVS Epic Beauty Event

CVS has a great Beauty Q deal this week -  $20 off $100 CRT (that prints from red machine). After reading lots of posts (shoppers who have already done this deal), I learned that you couldn't use threshold qs/CRTs with this, unless you spend the extra amount eg $3/12 shampoo, you'd need to spend at least $112 before tax. Ugh, and I especially printed my x/XX makeup q on Sunday. Then I read that the register were automatically deducting the digital threshold qs. Ugh, even worse, cause I can't add qs to my account that I've already printed. I did have a 3/15 makeup q on my account, that I immediately added. However, my Digital threshold q didn't deduct.

2 x Garnier leave in conditioner $7.00
2 x Maybelline eyeshadow 8.38
2 x Loreal Elvive shampoo 9.98
1 x Rimmel brow pencil 4.99
1 x Rimmel lipgloss 5.49
1 x Loreal eyeshadow 6.59
1 x Loreal lipstick 9.49
1 x Covergirl mascara 6.79
1 x Covergirl foundation 8.69
1 x Garnier moisturiser 9.29
1 x Garnier micellar cleanser 9.79
2 x LBP shampoo/conditioner 18.58
Less 20/100 (20.00)
Less Ganier face q (2.00)
Less Garnier shampoo q (3.00)
Less Loreal q (4.00)
Less 2 Rimmel qs (2.00)
Less BOGOF LBP q (9.29)
Less Loreal DQ (2.00)
Less Garnier shampoo DQ (1.00)
Less Loreal DQ (3.00)
Less Covergirl face DQ (3.00)
Less Maybelline CRT (3.00)
Less Garnier cleanser CRT (3.00)
Less Loreal Elvive CRT (2.00)
Less EBs (30.00)
Tax 5.94
OOP $23.71

Earned $35 EB ($3 Garnier Shampoo, $5 Garnier skincare, $5 Covergirl, $5 Loreal cosmetics, $5 Rimmel, $7 Maybelline) and should get back $9 Beauty rewards by tomorrow. I've also read that we'll be getting our Big Beauty rewards next week, so I'm hoping that will be a nice amount.

I also earned $1.25 Fetch rewards for Loreal lipstick.The Maybelline & Loreal tracks on Fetch. Well at least they're supposed to. Only one of my Loreal items are tracking and no Maybelline. Sigh. I don't have the time to contact them for a buck or two.

After reworking my shopping list (in store)several times, I finally came up with a scenario (store prices were different and some items weren't available. I also haven't bought any qs the past weekend and the previous week gave us no RMN inserts. Grrrr.  I've decided to do things a little differently, by splurging on myself. Most of my shopping trips are usually for gifts/donations/selling. I decided to just go for it and buy the higher priced Garnier cleanser, instead of makeup wipes (that I have plenty of). Same with new foundation (still trying to find my perfect match). The LBP didn't give any EBs, but I wanted to use my BOGOF q, cause it's a nice big deduction.

When I saw my total was $111.xx, I told the cashier that I'm really nervous, because I haven't done such a big transaction in a very long time. I had banked on paying $20+ tax and heaved a huge sigh of relief when I saw the $

So last week DH was bitching about stockpiling. So I told him that I'll stop stockpiling and from now on, he's responsible for grocery shopping. I told him that I don't want any Aldi shit (that man loves Aldi, but it's not my favorite store. I'll buy a few select items there, but that's it). I also don't want to compromise on brands that we love. I still want to eat organic meat and my favorite food brands. If we run out of anything in the middle of the week, he has to make a special trip to the store. So let's just see how he does. The first few weeks might be fine, cause I have a decent stockpile, but I'm curious to see the grocery bill once the stockpile dwindles. Then he can see just how much I save by shopping sales, clipping qs and stockpiling. I'm not gonna check sales or clip qs for him either. He's on his own.

I picked up a big pack of Sam's t/p last week. That's how the stockpiling complaint started. I told him I was gonna take $200 and go to Sams to stock up on essentials. I don't want to get caught up in a packed store and empty shelves if people ever start panicking and going crazy over the virus here. I like smooth sailing. So he thought that I was gonna buy $200 worth of t/p (insert eyeroll). Who on earth does that? Well, I would if the t/p was free...lmao

Anyhoo, the Sams t/p is our favorite. Best price & quality. This month they have a $2 off q (making it $18.xx) and when I got the pack, I saw that it was a bonus pack (I've never seen those before). The pack has an extra 1900 sheets which is the equivalent of just a little over 8 rolls. Score!! Which means we got a 53 roll pack for $18. So I might sneak out to see if I can get a bonus pack

I might go back to CVS tomorrow for more beauty deals. I need to check next week's ads first to see if I need to save my CRTs

WAGS doesn't look good this week, so I'm giving it a miss again and I haven't had a chance to look at the RA ad.


  1. Can't wait to hear how your husband likes shopping lol.

    1. Lol.. he dodged a bullet thanks to Coronavirus. I knew I had to go shopping myself, otherwise we'd end up without food if we are confined to our house for a few weeks.


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