Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Deals

Surprisingly, there were people out today and despite the parking lots being jammed, shopping was easy and quick.

I started out at the local bakery. They were offering a special and I was able to get one dozen fresh donuts for only $5! Normally, it is $7.75 and I have a $1 discount, so I saved money on some yummy treats for tomorrow morning.

Then I stopped at Dunkin' Donuts. My husband prefers their Butternut Donuts. Unfortunately, they were completely out of donuts! Seriously! I was terribly surprised that they would have run out of donuts. Fortunately, I was able to get a free coffee with a coupon I had from the paper. Concerned that my husband might not like the donuts I had picked at the bakery, I picked up two muffins with a BOGO coupon.

My next stop was Kohl's. The parking lot was jammed, but I was able to get in and out in about 5 minutes. It helped that I was there for only one thing and it was for me. I picked up 3 of the Daisy Fuentes Seamless Camis. Have you tried one of these? They are awesome. I already owned a couple, but that wasn't enough for me. I like wearing them under my sweaters. I had a 20% off coupon, so I was able to get them for $25 total with tax.

Next, I headed to Hallmark. I had a coupon that I gotten on-line last month for $10 off of a $10 or more purchase. I picked up some Christmas Cards and two rolls of wrapping paper. The person in front of me was buying chocolate, so I felt obligated to treat myself to a dark chocolate marshmallow. All told, my purchase came to $3.30 with tax after my coupon. I also picked up an ornament that my mom couldn't find at her stores.

My last stop was at CVS. I had the 20% coupon from Facebook. I wasn't seeing anything in particular in their ad that I had to have this week, but I figured I should try to use my coupon. I wound up picking up three packs of Boost High Protein (I use this as a protein shake after working out) and three birthday cards. I used my 20% coupon to save $6. Then I had 3 $1.50 peelies for the Boost and a $2 on 3 cards coupon from I paid with $15 in ECBs and $2.57 OOP, I earned $6 ECBs for the Boost, which is on a monthly deal. Not the best trip, but my ECBs were expiring and any other time I would have spent an additional $6, so I will take it.

All told, I spent $38.36 OOP during my stops at these 5 stores. Not a bad deal for everything that I got.

Now, it is off to enjoy the holiday with my family.