Monday, August 6, 2012

Blessing others with Shopping Freebies


Earlier this year I started back doing those wonderful drugstore shopping deals. Mainly at CVS. I have been happily rolling my CVS extra care bucks (ECB’s) each week.

Last week I was able to snag everything in the above picture for $7.90! My total before coupons came to just over $40.00! This is what I picked up:

  • 6 Dawn dish soaps
  • 2 Suave body washes
  • 2 Suave professionals 2 in 1 shampoo for men
  • 2 Suave kids 2 in one soap
  • 1 Suave deodorant
  • 2 Hellman’s Light 20 oz.
  • 1 box of Lipton tea bags 100 count
  • 1 Accu-check Nano meter (not pictured)

I was quite excited with my savings (I am always amazed at how much I can save!) and in addition to my savings I earned $7 in ECB’s for my next shopping trip!

The really cool part of my shopping trip came as I was checking out. I love the cashiers at my CVS! They are so nice, helpful and courteous.  I was chatting with the cashier as I was checking out and she noticed that I had a $10 coupon for the Accu-check diabetic meter. She realized that I would be getting the meter for free since they were on sale last week for $9.99. She commented that she wished she had a $10 coupon and went on to tell me that her boyfriend had spina bifida and his doctor required him to check his blood sugar regularly. She went on to say that his current meter was very old. 

As I put my bags into my cart, I took the meter out and handed it to her and said she could have it for her boyfriend. She kept insisting she could not take it. I asked her if she would get in trouble for accepting it. She said that she wouldn’t but that she just did not feel right taking it. I explained to her that while I myself am diabetic I have a meter and always try to get them when they are free or very low cost to donate them to others in need. She finally accepted it and was very happy! It made me really happy to do something for her! I was blessed by sharing what I had.

Getting frugal deals is so fun for me and saves my family a ton of money.  Being able to bless others with some of my surplus is just my small way of helping someone out!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! How did you do this? I would love to do this for my family.
Thanks for sharing!