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Friday Finals 7/15

on 7.15.2011 at 10:36pm
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This has been Florida week for me, having workshops in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Clearwater.  Needless to say, no grocery shopping was done.  We travel with anything that we need grocery wise, to eat for the week since it is much easier to plan what we want from a stockpile then from possibly catching a sale.

This is our last week of our produce box, so I decided to finally take a picture and show you guys what it looks like.  We are very sad that it is over for the season and are already looking into options for a fall season box.

Our week wasn’t completely shopping free thanks to my husband getting a case of poison ivy after we left home.

For those of you that don’t CVS maybe this will help you see what you are missing.

Transaction #1
Bought:
(1) Complete Contact Solution $7.99
Total Due: $8.54 (after tax)
Got Back: $7.99 ECB

Transaction #2
Bought:
(1) Aveeno Oatmeal Anti-Itch Cream $3.89
(1) Benedryl Cream, $4.19
Used:
-$7.99 ECB
Total Due: 65¢ after tax.

I didn’t have any ECB, but they have a free after ECB bottle of contact solution this week that you might as well grab if you are already in the store for something that you need.  I could have gone in and grabbed just what I needed and spent $8.65, instead I grabbed the free contact solution first.  I still ended up spending $9.19 total, or 54¢ more after tax than I would have,  but now I have a bottle of contact solution (reg. $7.99)!

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.


    • Mandy

      I just realized TODAY that you'll be in Clearwater tomorrow doing a work shop!!  I'm so bummed, I wish I had seen this earlier, I live in Orlando, approx 2 1/2 hours away and would TOTALLY have driven to come to your class.  If I didn't have plans already tomorrow, I'd still try to come!!  Oh well, I'm going to be keeping a much closer eye on your work-shop schedules from now on and will def. make a trip if you're ever in FL again!  Hope you have fun tomorrow!  And I just have to say, I'm in LOVE with you blog, thanks for all the hard work you do for us!  =)

    • Pamsue

      what does ECB stand for?

      • cvs lady

        Extra Care Buck

    • Vickitucker28

      Jenny why not plant a small garden to supplement your stockpile/my small farm is overflowing with fresh produce so all I really need to buy is a small amount of meat/give it a try you will be surprised how great everything homegrown tastes and how it will supplement what you have in your freezer etc. happy gardening

      • We have a small little spot in our tiny back yard filled with tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.  The downside is my kids think the tomatoes are their outside snack, so they eat them when they are playing and we rarely get to actually bring them inside.

    • Wow, that produce looks fantastic!

    • Wow, that produce looks fantastic! *drool*

    • Browneyes0124

      awww i wish i had known you would be in gainesville!!! i would have definitley come!

    • 5higgins

      I didn't get a lot FREE stuff, but I was really excited to get 5 boxes of mini wheats with my $5/5 coupon, so they were less than $1 each and They had reward codes on them so I already ordered a $5 gas card.  Making the cereal free or “paid” to take it home!  I am still new/returning to couponing and trying to stay in my budget.  I did stock up on some things from kroger!  I am definately catching on to the buy rock bottom  and have enough to last til it is rock bottom again!

    • Beth Anne Saves

      I just moved to the Jacksonville, FL area and was suppose to go to your workshop but had a conflict :( I'm hoping to catch a couponing class in the area soon. I'm doing okay saving about 50% everytime I shop!

    • RockMommy

      Can we get more information on the produce boxes?  This is something I would be interested in.

      • Cmroberts 0304

        The produce box is form Jenny's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  You become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer.  Check around in you area to see if there are any local farms and if they offer CSA.  Here is Charleston there are several options and the price is very reasonable and worth it for the amount of fresh produce you get every week.

    • Mrlau1979

      is there any way just to post my pic up w/o a blog or link?

    • Jofoangel

      I am having a difficult time trying to get information on hosting a workshop.  Can someone tell me where I can request information on fees etc???  jofoangel@msn.com