My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Shopping Trip Review

This isn't much of a shopping trip, considering I only went to three stores, but when you only have one car and your husband takes it everyday for work...anytime that I'm out of the house qualifies as a shopping trip.

Walgreens #1
Merchandise total: $10.95
OOP: $5.58
Rebates expected: $3.00
Total Savings: $5.37

CVS
Merchandise total: $45.16
OOP expense: $5.25
ECBs used: $23.49
ECBs returned: $32.25
Total Savings: $39.91

Thrift Store
Merchandise total: who knows?!
OOP expense: $5.25
Total Savings: who knows?!

Walgreens #2
Merchandise total: $7.96
OOP: $4.53
Rebates expected: $4.00
Total Savings: $3.43

Day in Review (Not including Thrift Store stop)
Merchandise total: $64.07
OOP: $15.36
Rebates expected: $7.00
Total Savings: $48.71
Total charity contribution: $4.87

I am doing a personal charity challenge where I donate 10% of my total savings...whether that be in the form of a monetary donation or a product donation.  I'm keeping a running count of my charity contributions, since I might not get a chance to make a donation every week.  It's just another way that I'm determined to give back - 10% is not a lot at all, but it adds up quickly.

Keep an eye out for an addition to my sidebar with my current charity challenge pot!

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