Below is this week's CVS purchases. I did go earlier in the month but didn't blog about it.
Shakes were $2.50 for both and gave back $2 ECB
Hair color was $8.49 each. I used a $8/2 newspaper coupon and got back $5 ECB
Lady Speed Sticks were $3 each. I used 2 B1G1F coupons from Sunday's paper and got back $6 ECB.
And in case it sounds like I've just cooked, organized and shopped all week, below is what I did Tuesday.
After coupons and ECBs from earlier, I spent $1.75 from a gift card I earned from MyPoints.com and got back $18 ECBs for next week.
For CVS deals info - I look on Facebook at some of the big couponing pages called IHeartCvs, Couponing ar CVS and
On YouTube, I watch LASavings8 and SavingWithJanandShirl The Coupon Queens.
To see CVS ads early, I look at IHeartCVS.com
Also, I have a CVS card that I got at my local store. I always scan it at the red coupon scanner before I shop at CVS. I went online and signed up my CVS card at CVS.com for their Beauty Bucks program and for their pharmacy rewards.
And I get more coupons with the CVS app.
I know this all sounds complicated but CVS is the only store I regularly do deals at and I don't spend massive amounts of time at the above deal sites. I do watch the weekly videos which are short and I just scan over the Facebook pages when I have time, only looking at posts that really interest me.
This week's cooking so far
Wednesday morning, I cooked a pot full of homemade pasta sauce. I put 5 containers in the freezer for future meals and we will have pasta for supper Thursday with a big salad.
I've showed our pantry before, but since I spent several hours this week straightening and organizing it, I'm going to show it again.
It is tricky to photograph because it is narrow.
The shelves are about a foot deep and go from floor to ceiling.
Paper goods in the corner, extra bags and wraps on the top end
Ramen type noodles in the corner, jars of salsa and drink mix, lots of past and panko bread crumbs.m
The glass containers mostly hold snacks like nuts, bars and some candy
On the tray is where we keep opened snack chips and bread products
On the floor - the crocks hold fresh onions and potatoes
The pink tub holds bags of sugars and baking chips
The dark red basket holds prepackaged snacks for the grands
The clear tub holds flour and the other pink tubs holds cartons of shelf stable milk and broth.
Several years ago I used red checked vinyl shelf paper and strips of lace-look vinyl tablecloth material from Walmart to cover all the shelves. Because it is vinyl, it has held up all these years and I still enjoy it.
We had this little guy who is almost 8 months old and not much of a daytime sleeper. So, I held him for both of his naps.
Rocking babies is one of my favorite grandma activities.