Wow! What an AWESOME week for deals! Here's my son giving me his approval for my new hobby - CVSing. This is my third deal ever, and I was able to 'purchase' these items (originally rang up at $21) for FREE, plus I get a $13 rebate and I have $12 ECBs to use on my next deal. If you don't know what CVSing is, read all about it at Crystal's Money Saving Moms blog. She's a pro, and that's where I'm learning it from.
In addition, I managed to score three bottles of Garnier Fructis shampoo for $1.61 (CVSing again!), got the free peanut butter at Walmart, and found a bale of hay on the side of the road. I needed the hay for my chicken coop.
I also managed to fufill one of my personal goals - to pay completely for my once a month chicken food run with my once a month recycling run. The cans and metal I brought in added up to $27.03! That completely paid for the chicken's food, bought my daughter a celebratory snack and paid for 5 lbs of sugar.
My final good deal of the week (and WHAT a good week it's been:) was on Christmas goodies for next year. At one store I found full size bottles of gel and body butters on clearance. The all had holiday smells, like Hot Fudge or Sugar Cookie. I got them for .25 each! There were also packages of lip glosses and soaps - all for .25 each. I came out with 4 bags of goodies and paid $5! Next year my teen girl will have really cute gifts to share with her friends and then some.
It has been a GREAT start to 2008!