Paying Nothing for Something

January 30, 2008 at 3:15 AM 6 comments

On Friday night as we were drifting off to sleep my husband asked if I was going bargain shopping on Sunday morning. Every Sunday morning I head out to the drug stores, (which are extremely close to my home), to pick up the latest sale items. Through CVS’s ECB program and Rite-Aids single check rebates, I haven’t paid for shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dish soap, razors, and a whole host of other items in well over a year.

I am not a CVS fanatic. I have perused sites where bloggers upload photos of the forty things they purchased at CVS for less than a dollar, but I am not this extreme. If five bottles of shampoo are available for free after rebate I still buy only one. In fact, I’ve had to cut back on my free purchases lately, because I have too many items already in storage.

But it seems drug stores are always giving away something we need. Before heading to bed on Friday night the light bulb in our bedroom blew out. I remembered seeing an ad for free light bulbs after rebate at Rite-Aid. So when my husband asked about bargain shopping on Sunday I told him that I would indeed be heading out. After all, why spend money on something you could otherwise get for free?

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stephanie  |  January 30, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Wow, that is truly impressive!

    Do you just always look at the circulars, or online ads, or what?

    I’d love to get all these items for a lot cheaper that what I pay for them now.

  • 2. SavingDiva  |  January 30, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    I admit that I also had to cut back on my freebies…my sink was overflowing with shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste (my 3 weaknesses). Now, I only allow myself the one in my shower or by my sink and one spare under the sink…..

  • 3. AJ  |  January 30, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Ok, I admit it, I’m a little slow… Where are you finding all the freebies?

  • 4. The Shopping Sherpa  |  January 31, 2008 at 12:55 AM

    Oh to live in the States where you can play the coupon game and get stuff for free…

  • 5. EmStarbuck  |  January 31, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    I had no idea it was so easy to get freebies…I have to start learning how to do that!

  • 6. One Frugal Girl  |  August 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    The specific details on how to save at Rite Aid can be found here.


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