"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
11 June 2008
Either you get it - or you don't.
Clearly - I just don't.
This whole CVS thing. I have read and read and read to the complete and total neglect of you good people who take the time to visit me here - unbelievable that you likely don't know that tomorrow is my last day at my job of 12 years. I promise to post about that after tomorrow though.
The CVS thing is starting to be my new cartwheel. Every once in a while there is something that everyone else can do with relative ease that just makes my head explode. Cartwheels always eluded me - Soduko puzzles - same thing. And now there is this. ECB's and multiple trips and strategies.
SO I am going to just fly by the seat of my pants and try it. Compulsive planner that I am - this makes me very uncomfortable. I don't have the massive coupon stash that everyone else seems to have... Here is what I plan to do this week:
1) Smart Rinse (I have a coupon from the dentist too) I will pay $2.50 and earn $3.50; Oral B toothbrushes I will pay $7 and earn $7 and I shall buy 4 bars of Dove soap for $10 and earn $3.
2) My next trip I have things I need to buy so I will buy the GasX (however much that is - I have no clue) and I shall earn $3 and I shall buy the coffee and the Fiber One bars for $20 and earn $10 I think. I have a coupon for ziploc bags and SeaBreeze and I shall stock up on some candy for my little family at $10 and earn $5.
Now - people like Mindi at The Queen Mum could do all of this and tell you precisely to the penny how much she will spend and what she will earn and likely twist it around so that she spends like $0.06 out of pocket after her first trip - but I am, apparently wee todd id. Still - I think I will do okay. If I EVER get the hang of it and find it to be as awesome as everyone promises I promise to make videos for those of us who are visual learners and can not learn by reading alone.