I just have to throw this out there: I love CVS.
I love how you can return makeup. I love that there are always a ton of BOGO items.
I love love LOVE EasyCare bucks.
The other night I bought two different foundations by Revlon. They were BOGO and I had a $2 manufacturer's coupon. I also bought a bag of razors for 4.99 and received $4 in ECB. Then I took an online quiz about the Medicare Part D plan and received a $3 coupon towards anything I want. I aced the quiz btw. *brushing off shoulders*
THEN I received a $4 off any purchase of $30 for my birthday. So really, the next time I spent $30, I can get $11 off my purchase. I think I'm going to search for some manufacturer's coupons before I go and try to get some great deals on TP, detergent and other household items.
The December budget challenge is going well. So far we've bought a gallon of milk and a package of Saltine crackers, coming in to just over $4. We had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup for lunch yesterday and Andy had a frozen pizza for dinner. I ate fish sticks and veggies and couscous with the kids I nanny for. Today's lunch was mac 'n cheese. We haven't exactly been healthy eaters, but we're doing what we can with what we have.