Although I’ve somewhat deviated from the whole “frugality blog” thing, I just have to encourage you all to try the CVS Gas Card Deal this week, especially if you have kids in diapers. Even if you are just going to grab a box to give someone for a baby shower, this is a great deal. I haven’t done the gas deal yet because thus far it seemed like mostly candy and junk food, but this week it has a lot of couponable household products.
Here’s how the Gas Card Deal works. Each week, when you buy $30 Worth of particular featured items whether in one transaction or separate, you get a coupon for $10 in gas. Well, the $30 is BEFORE coupons, so you can actually end up spending a good deal less. Plus, by scanning my card at the red kiosk when I came in the door, I got 4 ECBs for my spring purchases AND a $2 off 2 Pantene products, which I was planning on buying anyway for my gas card. (Most of the featured products had coupons in this past Sundays P & G insert.)
So for $29.90 (which includes tax), I got a box diapers, a bottle detergent, shampoo, conditioner, a bag of wipes and toddler wipes (not towards gas deal, but needed in our house), and a $10 card for BP!!! Yippee skippee. If I’d been thinking straight, I would have gotten TP instead of detergent because we are almost out of TP and have scads of detergent, but se la vie. It was still a good deal.