Monday, February 04, 2008

I have an addiction....

Did you come here today expecting such a confession? Well, I do have a new addition. It is crazy. It is this website called Hot Coupon World. This is not a paid advertisement (as I hang my head in shame...). Seriously, here is what happened to me. Back in December I went to CVS to buy some medicine for Elise' cough she had. While I was there I picked up some vitamins and probably a few other things...I can't recall. But after I paid I looked at my receipt and there was a printed coupon that was for $10. Actually it wasn't even a coupon. It was something called Bonus Bucks that you can spend on anything. Crazy. So the next day I went back to CVS and bought some Christmas lights I needed and wouldn't you know another $10 bonus bucks printed out. CRAZY! I didn't know what was going on but the next time I went in the only thing I got was a $3 off coupon if I spend $15 so I stuffed it in my purse and haven't been back to CVS since. Until I read on Steph's blog a week or so ago about going to CVS. I went over to the link she suggested and that is how it all began. Saturday Jake stopped by CVS and picked up an ad for me. When he got home my planning began. I cut coupons and organized and schemed. I went to CVS and I will have to admit I went a little overboard on my first visit. I won't tell you how much I spent but I will say I got great deals AND I walked out with $17 in CVS bucks. So, after church on Sunday I got the new ad and planned and coordinated and printed coupons and cut coupons and man I was having so much fun. We went to CVS and this time I bought a ton of stuff (cleaning stuff, hair treatment, eye makeup, m&m's, I can't even remember everything) but this time my original total was $31 (after the sale price). With my coupons and Extra bucks I spent $5.22 and got an extra $21 in bonus bucks back. It is so fun. I can hardly stand it. Funny it was the same cashier working both days. She laughed. And I saw another CVS crazy in there on both days I was there (the same person!). It is all a little confusing until you just check it out for yourself. But I warn you - it is addictive. Also, on that coupon world site there are deals and coupons for other stores. For example I went on there and saw Giant Eagle is having a sale on cereal and there was a link for $2 off the same cereal, which makes it free. Definitely worth my time hauling the kids over to GE to get some free cereal. It is crazy. So, that is where I have been. Oh, I have also been doing some secret shopping. It is fun. So far I've only done restaurants but I have a few new things coming up. Pretty cool. I like to get paid to shop. Now if I could only get a secret shopping assignment at CVS....... Emu Australia

4 comments:

Jake said...

I'm a little worried about this new addiction. I saw a new side of Delilah I haven't seen before. I don't really understand all the extra-bucks and stuff. I have gotten them before and spent it on whatever stuff I thought we needed. But Delilah schemes and plans. It is a little scary.

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

Welcome to my world, my friend.

Stephanie said...

It is a good thing we aren't in the same city, our husbands would never see us! :)

I got a mystery shop to Aldi! It isn't a real lucrative one, but hey I'd be there anyway!

Anonymous said...

hey can you please let me know who you signed up with to do the mystery shop.

minta
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