Coupons Are Our Friends

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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).

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Monster High Birthday Spa Party

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Recently, I decided to help a friend out with her daughter’s 7th birthday party. She went with a Monster High theme, which seems to be somewhat popular for girls her age (so I’m told). She hosted it at a nail salon after hours for a small group of girls (awesome idea). My job was to plan the decorations and make the goody bags to match the theme. Many of the items were purchased at the local dollar store and simply personalized with the Monster High colors.

Since it was a spa theme, many of the goody bag items were centered around that theme. Gifts inside included a nighttime eye mask, shower puff, chap stick, nail polish and kit, colorful comb, washcloth, monster high stickers and a color hair extension (it’s a monster high thing).

I also created a punch board game, of course with the Monster High theme which actually turned out pretty cool. For a small group in a small space, it was perfect. I simply used a tri-fold poster board and cut out the shapes. You can pretty much tailor it to whatever theme, but would need a larger board for more guests.

When it comes to little girl parties, I think that adding ribbon, sparkles and sometimes feathers is all you need. Happy 7th Birthday Taylor!

Get ready for girly-ness at its best.

Nail polish

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kits
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