Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Some shopping I've done this week

I'm still here. I've just been crazy busy, that I didn't even bother to do any drugstore shopping last week. I just stopped at CVS on Friday to print my CRTs. DH has been sick, then DS got the sniffles and now I'm sick too. I hate being sick, cause I don't like playing catch up.

I finally made it to the stores yesterday.


Cotton ball bag $2.79
2 x Maybelline eyeshadow 8.38
1 x Covergirl mascara 6.79
1 x Covergirl mascara 9.49
2 x LBP shampoo/conditioner 18.58
1 x Venus razor 10.49
1 x Gillette razor 10.79
Less Cottonball CRT (1.00)
Less Maybelline DQ (1.00)
Less Covergirl Q (3.00)
Less Covergirl DQ (3.000
Less 3/15 Covergirl CRT (3.00)
Less BOGOF LBP Q (9.29)
Less LBP DQ (1.50)
Less Venus Q (2.00)
Less Gillette Q (2.00)
Less 3/12 Shave (3.00)
Less EBS (27.00)
Tax 2.96
OOP $11.48

Earned $19 EB ($5 Maybelline, $8 Razors, $6 Covergirl), I should get another beauty reward next time I shop too.

When I saw the total I told the cashier that's not right. Of course I couldn't figure it out, because I needed to study my receipt. There was a long line behind me (unusual for CVS, but the cashier was helping a guy who dropped off a UPS package and it took forever). I was 3rd in line and there were still a bunch of people behind me, so I wasn't gonna hold up the line any longer.

I figured some of my DQs didn't apply. Well, I was wrong. It turns out this was totally MY fault. Ugh! I forgot to give cashier my $3 Maybelline CRT and I still had a $5 EB that I threw back into my purse when I couldn't find Softsoap on the shelves. The main problem was that I got over 20 CRTs. Yes, the list was long. Another pile printed at the end of my receipt. I'm not complaining, cause I love the extra discounts. It just confused the heck out of me. My cost before tax was $8.52. Had I used the EB and CRT, my cost would've been $0.52 + tax. That was the whole plan. Stupid, stupid.

I need to go back and finish the LBP deal. It's spend $20, get $10 EB. Of course my store prices were lower than other locations who charge $9.99 each


They're having a great sale this week where select Lysol products are $0.89. I missed out on this sale a few weeks ago and didn't want to miss it again. Of course the shelves were half bare. Good sale + coronavirus. I didn't buy the items because of the virus. I use wipes daily and I always dilute the liquid products.

The Clorox was part of the sale, but the price was slightly higher - $1.38 each. Still better than buying it at Sams Club (where I usually buy wipes). When I got home to compare the Sams prices with Meijer's, I saw that Sams is completely OOS on wipes (online & in store). Crazy. I told DH that stockpilers never have to go crazy and clear store shelves during an emergency, because we always have what we need in stock. Plus we get it for much less too. Win-win

6 x Clorox wipes $1.38 each = $8.28
1 x Meijer wipes 0.89
5 x Lysol cleaner $1.29 each = 6.45
Less MP reward (2.00)
Tax 0.87
OOP $14.49 for 12 items

After Meijer I stopped at Burlington, because I wanted a new blowdry brush. I've seen the brand that I use there before, so decided to just stop by since I was close by. I didn't find the brush, but decided to browse the clearance instead.

As I was walking around, I noticed a Zero Xposur coat on the clearance rack. I checked the price and it was $30. Except it was size Large. Ugh, I'm a tiny girl. So I went to the rail with my size and spotted this Free Country Jacket for $12.99!! No friggin way!! I couldn't believe it. You bet I went home with that coat. Happy dance.

Let me first backtrack. About 2 months ago, the zippers on both my jackets broke. DH was able to fix the one, but the other one is bad, even though I'm still able to close the coat. We only wear the 3 in 1 systems jackets, because it's nice & warm for our cold MI weather and you can take it apart for lighter weather. We've been buying these coats for over a decade and I know that it retails for $200 (I always buy it on sale). The downside is that they are becoming harder to find (don't know why).

A few weeks ago Kohls had a mystery discount and I got 40%. I was gonna buy coats for myself & DS (he needs a spare) and pay with gcs, but I just didn't have peace about it, so I didn't bother to shop. Now I know why. It's cause God had a better deal planned. Now some of you might think I'm crazy, but I always pray before going shopping. I always ask God to give me favor. I wasn't planning on shopping at Burlington. I just wanted to get my brush & go home. The jacket made me so happy, it more than made up for my CVS

I'll wear the old damaged jacket until warmer weather arrives, then donate the outer one. There's nothing wrong with the inner one, so I'll still be able to use it.

Please excuse the poor picture quality. I need to figure out why my Ipad's taking such poor pictures lately.

I'll head back to Meijer & CVS tomorrow or Friday (depending on how I feel). I know that Meijer gets their new inventory trucks on Thursday morning, so I'm hoping they'll restock the Lysol, cause I prefer the lemon scented one.


  1. It is aggravating to think you have it all figured out and then to see that you left something out or did not use a coupon you thought you had. You just have to be so darn careful.

  2. I am happy for you that you found a coat at a good price.

  3. Those disenfecting wipes are pure gold these days! ;-)

    1. Lol...they are! I should have a yard sale and sell them for $10 Same with those 30 boxes of Kleenex & t/p I have. I could make some mega


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