Are you brave enough to show what the cabinet underneath your kitchen sink looks like?
Here you go! The last place you probably wanted to see in my house. We seem to use a lot of dish washing liquid and they are a great filler when coupon shopping at Walgreens and CVS. If I need a filler, I'd much rather buy something really useful like dishwashing liquid, as opposed to a candy bar or something like that. There always seems to be at least one brand on sale every week. So, I've accumulated a little stockpile underneath the kitchen sink.
I'm really on a roll with couponing lately! I think its worthwhile to budget $5.00 at Walgreens and $5.00 at CVS weekly. If you would like to get ideas for how to get the best bargains for $5.00 out of pocket at Walgreens and CVS, you should check out the Kingdom First Mom blog. Every week, she hosts the $5.00 Walgreens Challenge and the $5.00 CVS Challenge.
Yesterday I made a quick run on my lunch break to CVS and Walgreens and here's how I did.
1 large Crest Whitening with Scope toothpaste $2.99, less $1.50 off coupon, received $1.00 Register Reward
1 large Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste $2.99, less 75 cents off coupon, received $1.00 Register Reward
1 Package of Cascade Dishwasher gelpacs $3.99, less 50 cents coupon, received $2.00 Register Reward.
2 10 count packages of pencils (for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes) 19 cents each.
I applied the $5.00 Register Reward I had on hand from last week, so out of pocket I paid $2.80.
Register Rewards on hand $4.00
1 Cover Girl CG Smoothers Make Up, $8.99, used $1.00 off coupon
1 Cover Girl Mascara, $4.99 (used buy one mascara and get one eye shadow free coupon)
1 Cover eye shadow $3.49(free with coupon above)
Earned $5.00 extra bucks in the buy $15.00 and get $5.00 EBs deal
1 Small bottle of Bausch and Lomb contact lens solution $2.99, earned $2.99 EBs
1 Small bottle of Bausch and Lomb contact lens solution $2.99, earned $2.99 EBs. Paid for with the $2.99 EB from above. (There is a limit of 2 of these, even though the sales paper says 1.)
I paid for the first transaction with $10.99 Extra Bucks I had on hand and so the total out of pocket for this week was $4.98
Extra Bucks on hand is $7.99
Ok, now tell me what's underneath your sink!!! Be brave!