Sears, CVS, and Flowers

I had a fun end to the week as far as shopping/saving goes. First, on Friday, my mom and I took a trip to Sears to take advantage of the great Dockers deal for my dad for Father's Day and his birthday. While there, I did a bit of shopping and got this great outfit:

The skirt was $4.50, the shirt $3.00, and I also got a lightweight black sweater for $3.50. Total with tax: $11.68. You might want to check out Sears for some good clothing buys!
We stopped in to CVS this afternoon hoping to take advantage of some deals I had worked out and a $5 off $30 coupon that expires tomorrow. I was disappointed that pretty much all of the items I wanted were gone, but wanted to buy something small because I was supposed to get $10 in ECB for a survey I took a couple of weeks ago for CVS (through the CVS Advisor Panel). The ECB were to print beginning June 13, once my card was scanned. We decided to just get 2 candy bars for $1.00. When the ECB printed I got $10 for completing the survey, then an additional $15 also for completing the survey! It was a huge surprise and even the cashier commented on it. As an added bonus, a $3 off Revlon coupon printed.

Finally, this evening, we stopped by a local farmer's market. They really didn't have any produce, but they had massive quantities of flowers. All plants were buy 1, get 1 free. I hadn't bought any annuals for my flowerpots, so I got 8 packs of annuals for $7.20. I got zinnias, celosia, petunias, and a few others. Take a look!

I also made this frugal picture to put in our living room. I took a picture of our peonies when they were at their peak. I took it very close up (you might recognize it from my blog header). Then I took advantage of last weekend's free Shutterfly 8x10. It came yesterday and I framed it today with a frame I already had. This idea was in June's issue of Better Homes and Gardens. So those are my savings stories for this week.

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