I’ve never been big on the whole couponing craze. I tried it once a couple of years ago, and it just seemed to take up so much time. However, as my husband and I went over our budgeting plan for the next few months, I realized that I needed to make a few big changes in my spending habits. So I decided to give it another go, focusing on my kryptonite, beauty products. Instead of trying to apply coupons on “ALL THE THINGS,” I decided to try and save a buck or two on make up products that I know I won’t be able to walk away from.
Boy did I save “a buck or two.” In short, I made two transactions at CVS and bought $55.90 worth of make up products, but only paid….wait for it…$15.29! For my second transaction at CVS, I bought $51.31 worth of beauty products, and only had to shell out $8.81!!!! (The extra exclamations are trying to illustrate the excited dance I did in front of the cash register.)
Now, I realize that dishing out $24 for make up doesn’t exactly fall in line with my original plan of cutting back. But the savings!!! I could have spent $107. It could have been a lot worst. But enough bragging, I’m sure you want to see the break down on how it was done.
CVS Transaction #1 –
Note: Keep in mind that I held on to these coupons for a week or two waiting for different brands to go on sale.
|Retail Price||Sale Price||My Coupons||What I Paid|
|L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish||$5.99||$2.99||$1.00||$1.99|
|L’Oreal Color Riche Le Gloss||$7.99||$3.99||$1.00||$2.99|
|L’Oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow Quad||$7.99||$3.99||$1.00||$2.99|
|L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation||$12.99||$6.49||$1.00||$5.49|
|ColorStay Just Bitten Lipstain||$9.29||$2.32||$2.00||$0.32|
|Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss||$7.99||$1.99||$2.00||-$0.01|
* Note: CVS calculates tax before manufacturer coupons are applied.
CVS Transaction #2 –
|Actual Price||Sale Price||My Coupons||What I Paid|
|Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss||$7.99||$1.99||$1.99|
|Revlon Cream Blush||$10.99||$2.75||$2.75|
|Revlon ColorStay Shadow Stick||$9.99||$2.49||$2.49|
|Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze||$9.99||$2.49||$2.00||$0.49|
|Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze||$8.99||$2.25||$2.00||$0.25|
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