How do moms do it? I’m a mom of one child and I still don’t know how moms do it. Dare, I say that I took my toddler to CVS today for a quick run! I got out of there as fast as I could but she wanted to “play”. I have to admit it is fun to look around at CVS but keeping a toddler under control is tough. My daughter loved the CVS coupon machine so that worked out for a minute then she decided to run around and try and open everything she could get her hands on. It was tough.
I had 2 coupons that expired this week a $2 ECB and a $3 CVS coupon on any purchase. I was so bummed out. I decided to go in and ask nicely if they would allow me to use the coupons even though they expired. I was nearby and thought I could try. The cashier was sooooooo nice! She said, “No problem because they expired this week.” I have to admit the ECB was with my “Nana’s card” and the coupon was with my card.
Lesson 1: If an ECB expires this week then ask the cashier (before you shop) if you can use it. You never know they might let you.
Lesson 2: Try not to let your ECBs expire. Write them down on your calendar or in an email calendar so it can send you reminders.
I bought with Nana’s card the following:
1 pack of Huggies Swim diapers which rang up for $6.99! I didn’t realize that they were on sale. I then used the $1.50 IP coupon and then $2 CVS coupon and last but not least the $2 expired ECB. I paid $1.49! Wow!
I bought with my card the following:
I had a coupon for $3 off a $3 purchase that expired and I picked up some CVS baby wipes (easy when you are next to them in the store and the toddler is running around) that were discounted to $3.96. Perfect spend $.96 right?! However, it rang up for $2.67! So, the wonderful cashier said that she could push it to $2.67! Perfect! I paid! $0.00 Gosh, I love that CVS!
My daughter at that point in time found the CVS candy and bubble gum containers and I was telling her to put them back. *sigh* I think I grew a couple more gray hairs. Tell me what do you do with your toddler when you go to CVS? Do you take him or her? Or do you leave them with a babysitter/Daddy? I told my husband this is why Moms run errands when Daddy can watch them. He doesn’t believe me.
Lesson 3: Find a babysitter!