Monday, October 5, 2009
Did you know?
Wal-Mart will price match the CVS and Walgreens ads? I admit that I am not a huge Wal-Mart fan. I do however look for good deals and if that takes me to Wally World then so be it.
I was out with one of my clients the other day and as we were looking at houses and getting to know each other, we discovered that we both love to coupon and shop the sales. I asked her if she played the CVS and Walgreens "games" and her response was no. Upon further probe I discovered that she just takes the ads to Wal-Mart and price matches. They will give you the price of the product after what you would get in bucks to use on another visit. Now I know, I know, you guys that do this rolling buck thing and do multiple transactions at a time will tell me that I am missing the point in working the system. I say, do you know how many times that I've had "bucks" that I needed to use and forgot about them or was sick or whatever and they expired, lost forever?
I really LOVE the idea that I can go to one place, get my discounted merchandise, use a coupon and be done with it until the following week AND still feel good about saving money. I'm just sayin........
So, here's what I got at Wal-Mart when price matching the weekly CVS ad:
1 4 oz. Total for .99
1 Total toothbrush for .99
2 Revlon nail colors for .99 each
Total before coupons - $3.96
After coupons - $1.96
Regular price of these products were $3.96 each, for a total of $15.84. That's a savings of $13.88 or 88% of retail.