Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saturday's CVS Trip

Went to a CVS that I have never been before in New Haven. It was very different than the Iowa City stores....different=bad. I had a lot of trouble finding almost everything on my list. Ben came with me since we had been running errands by car, and he was able to help me a bit. I am not planning on going to CVS this week or the next because of the very few items that I would get, it's not worth driving up to the bad part of New Haven to shop for so few things. In Iowa City, I would just plan the CVS trip around my walking trips to downtown.
Here is my paltry shopping trip from Saturday, July 24:

BOGOF=Buy One Get One Free
ECB=Extra Care Bucks
OOP=Out of Pocket

Brita pitcher filters (3 pack) $14.99
Celsius green tea (4 pack) $7.99

$0.99 ECB
$0.99 ECB
$1.00 ECB
$2.00 ECB
$2.99 ECB
$5.00 ECB (earned by taking an online survey)

Subtotal $10.01
Tax (6%) %0.39
Total $10.40 OOP

$7.99 ECB for Celsius green tea (made them free!)
$5.00 ECB for Brita filters

So essentially I made $2.59 on this trip.

Monday, July 12, 2010

My CVS Trip Today

This was probably my last trip to CVS in Iowa City for awhile. I will continue doing the deals in New Haven.

BOGOF=Buy One Get One Free
ECB=Extra Care Bucks
OOP=Out of Pocket

CVS pantiliners 50c
CVS panitliners 50c
Head & Shoulders $5.99
Head & Shoulders $5.99-BOGOF (C), but the limit was $4.74, so this wasn't free
Papermate 10 pk pens 99c
Caliber scissors 99c
Biotrue multi-purpose solution 2.99
Trident Layers gum 1.49-CVS (C) for one package free, limit was $1.29 though, so it wasn't free

$10 ECB
$1 ECB

Subtotal: $2.41
Tax (7%): $0.59
Total: $3.00 OOP

$0.99 ECB for Caliber scissors
$0.99 ECB for Papermate pens
$1.00 ECB for CVS pantiliners
$2.00 ECB for Head & Shoulders
$2.99 ECB for BioTrue

All in all, a good shopping trip. I just wish the second H&S had actually been free, and the gum as well.

Onward to studying, cleaning, and packing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am moving out of state in just five days!

I have 60 books left that I am selling on Amazon. I do not want to take all of them with, please help me reduce my inventory. Here is my storefront:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homemade blueberry muffins

I made homemade blueberry muffins tonight, using a recipe from the back of a box of Ener-G Egg Replacer and frozen blueberries. Here's the recipe!

Egg-Free Blueberry Muffins
1 2/3 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer beaten in 2 tbsp water (or use 1 egg)
1 1/4 cups milk (I used plain soy milk)
4 tbsp oil (I used vegetable oil)
8 oz frozen blueberries, thawed following directions on bag
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine all ingredients except the blueberries, and mix well.
  • Add the blueberries, stirring carefully to not squish the blueberries.
  • Put mixture into greased muffin pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until just lightly browned on top.
Makes 12 muffins.

My CVS trip 7/7/10

I forgot to post what I bought at CVS last week, and now I can't find the receipt. Here is yesterday's meager shopping trip!

ECB=Extra Care Bucks
OOP=Out of Pocket

Now & Later candy on clearance $0.22
Sobe water $1.59 buy one get one free-(C) for buy one get one free Sobe water
Sobe water $0.00

Subtotal: $0.22
Tax (7%): $0.13
Total: $.35 OOP

$1.00 ECB for using my Green Bag tag and my reusable bags