Silent Chaos

img_4208I sit here listening the rustling of the trees and feel the cool breeze sweeping into my bedroom. Deep breaths…in and out. One more time to hopefully take in whatever strength I can gain from Mother Nature as she joins me from the slightly cracked window. I don’t consider myself an outdoorsy person as I don’t hike as often as I’d like to nor do I go biking like some. I do, however, know that the outdoors is what centers me when I need it the most. The fresh air helps me to reset whatever is has somehow shut down within me and restarts my body and soul. While closing my eyes, I visualize everything that I must accomplish today, tomorrow and during the week. I tell myself it will all be okay and will get done when it needs to get done. I think this to myself as I have my legs tucked underneath my Ikea covers with my old man doggy at my feet. I suppose if I think it, it will be or at least that’s what I’m hoping for. Visualize and manifest. Harnessing my power to get a grip on the silent chaos going on in my head.

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Coupons Are Our Friends

nailpolishWARNING: MY AWESOME PURCHASE RANT

Although I am not a regular CVS customer, I do happen to appreciate the wide variety of beauty products that they carry. My purchases usually only include prescriptions and less frequently beauty items such as bath salts or make-up. I am definitely one of those people that allow my coupons go to waste by shoving them in my wallet and forgetting about them until their expiration date passes. Well, not anymore (insert image and sound effects for bright rays of light), because I found out that the coupons and rewards do not expire here in San Luis Obispo for CVS. I’m not sure how the policy is in other cities and I truly hope their corporate office doesn’t decide to change their minds after reading my post.

With my coupons in hand, I managed to score this small yet awesome deal. Small steps towards saving money. I had a $4 and $5 reward coupon plus a $5 off any $15 purchase.

My entire purchase came to a whopping $0.39 cents. While many of these items may not be appealing to all, for a woman who enjoys nail polish, it is a total score. White, blue and clear nail polish and nail polish remover was purchased as seen to the right.

IMG_3222In addition to that awesome deal, my receipts included yet another $5 reward AND a $5 off any $15 purchase. Keep in mind that rewards can be stacked AND used with the discount coupons. If you are also signed up for email coupons, do not forget to print them out. If you send the coupon to your card, it will expire when the coupon expires.
Saving your rewards is the way to go until you can simply use them all at once and get some great deals in the process. Since CVS carries lots of household items that anyone is sure to need, if you play your coupons (and rewards) right, you just may walk away with items for next to nothing. (now I know how those extreme couponers feel, sort of).