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April 1, 2011

Hi Friends,

I'm back! Recently, I've been sidetracked from my blog writing and will try to get back on track now!

Tonight, I want to write about rainchecks. Many stores give rainchecks for advertised items which are out of stock. Whenever shopping, remember to check to see if rainchecks are available for items that you wish to purchase that are not in stock.

Recently, I have obtained rainchecks for a few items at CVS, that were out of stock by Saturday, the end of the sale. Actually, I purposely shopped then, because I didn't really need the items then, and figuring they might be out of stock, which they were, I got my rainchecks to save for another day. When doing this, you can save your raincheck for when you have a coupon.

Today, I went to CVS, with a raincheck for Purex Crystals Fabric Softener. I love this product! The product was for the raincheck price of $2.99 each. I bought two bottles of Purex Crystals @ $2.99 each, used a $2.00 Purex coupon, and $3.00 in extra care bucks, thus paying only around a dollar and some odd cents for both bottles. If I had purchase them at the regular price, I would have paid $4.00 per bottle before using the coupon and ecbs.

I will be going back tomorrow to spend my end of the quarter ecb earnings which are available for printout today for those of you with a CVS rewards card. I earned $15.50 in ecbs for the quarter. I was also emailed a coupon for $5.00 off of $25.00. Tomorrow, I will use the ecbs and and $5.00 coupon on a $25.00 purchase, along with some product coupons and will probably walk away paying nothing. I plan to purchase some Zest products with coupons, use a raincheck for $1.99 on a case of bottled water, purchase Pepsi, which gives back ecbs, purchase Tuna and canned chicken stock which is on sale. I use the tuna for tuna noodle casserole and tuna spread. Often, I used canned chicken stock in recipes. Both products are on sale. There are also some other items on my list.

Getting back to rainchecks. I also have a raincheck for the Purex 3 in 1 sheets which were on sale a couple of weeks ago. These are detergent/fabric softener combo sheets. I will save the raincheck for when a coupon comes out, which I've noticed does come out every so often.

Well, as I end this entry, remember to get your rainchecks for sale items that are out of stock. If the cashier allows you to request a quantity, have him or her write that on the raincheck.

CVS is having some good sales, which are stated in the circular for the week beginning April 3rd. Go to www.southernsavers.com. Click on the CVS tab for that week and you can see how to land some great deals at CVS. When you go to see CVS, scan your card at the red machine to get your quarterly earnings ecbs to use on your purchase.

Have a great shopping week!
Iva Jean