Sunday, January 10, 2010

Weekly Walgreens/CVS deals

My husband and I have found that a great way to save money on necessary items is by shopping at CVS and Walgreens. Using Extra Care Bucks (CVS) and Register Rewards (Walgreens) has enabled us to save a lot of money on everything from canned mandarin oranges ( husband's thing) to infants' Tylenol for our 6 month old daughter. We usually do our deal shopping on Sundays or Mondays. I'll post about our trips each week.

Why "Undercover Spender"?

That's simple: an undercover spender is exactly what I am. I love to spend money. Well, sometimes it's actually spending money. More times than not, it is pulling out a credit card. Shameful, I know. So I'm going undercover. I'm playing the part of a miser. A scrooge. I am not the type of person who thinks through purchases or thinks about ways to buy it for less, ways to make it myself, or gasp! do without it. But my going undercover is the only way that we will pay off our debt. Currently, the debt we want to attack is a Lowe's bill, a bill for our new washer/dryer (front loaders, HE...spender, remember?) and a second mortgage on our home that we took out when we bought it (lesson learned: don't buy too much house).

My undercover operation begins today! Gulp.