Thursday, October 18, 2007

Frugal Alice, REALLY Philippians 4:19

I check out this blog everyday, several times a day (many times it is update more than once a day). It is a blog that has sale information for formula, diapers, and other baby related items. If you are a mom of a baby or expecting a baby (Dawn) I ask that you would check it out. It has already saved me a ton of money.

Anywho, I just wanted to share my sale on formula. CVS (that is the same as Walgreens for you southern folks) has formula on sale for $21.99 (regular $25.99) for the large can (25.7 oz). We needed formula anyway so I decided to take my Enfamil checks for $7 each and go to pick up two cans. They happened to be out of the cans that were on sale and so I was forced to buy a small can (12 oz) for regular price $14.99. I used one of my $7 checks and then used a $2 coupon from CVS (for signing up for their emails). So I ended up paying $5.59 for the can.

That is a great deal but I was not finished yet. I wanted the large cans that were on sale so I asked for a rain check on them. I will go back (when I need more formula, they don't expire) and get them for the $21.99 and use a $7 formula check. That will be $14.99 for each 25.7 oz can.

While driving home I got a brilliant idea. We have 3 CVS stores close by and I could go to the other two stores and get rain check for two cans each. That would leave me with 6 cans I could purchase anytime I need them for the $21.99 price. I also plan to buy two cans (if they have any on the shelves at one of the other stores). I guess that would bring me to a total of 8 cans.

I have a ton of formula checks because when I was pregnant I signed up for all the formula websites and they all send me their checks for money off of their brand of formula. I trade the other brand checks for Enfamil checks (ivillage has a coupon swap message board). I have been doing this for several weeks and I will not have to pay full price for formula for long time.

God ALWAYS supplies ALL our needs according to His riches in heaven (Philippians 4:19).
Love to ALL!


Anonymous said...

Good job Alice! I think it's crazy that something a baby needs to LIVE is so darn expensive, but at the same time I guess that's just it, they know you need it. I will be checking out that link you posted. We qualify for WIC, but I don't like taking the baby there for a month or 2 being around a bunch of other people, so we always ending buying for the first 2 months, and this will help!
Have a great weekend and thanks again for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Don't you love getting a bargain! It's awesome! I'll definitely be checking that site too :)


LeLe said...

Have you found any frugal blogs for families with no babies??? Haha. Mabe and I can use all the help we can get.