I decided not to go to the drugstores this week. I had a few reasons, but the main one: I don’t need anything.
I have a rather large stock of toiletries already, stuff that I’ve collected for all of October and the first part of this month. I think I could stop CVS-ing for several months and be fine–I just have that much stuff.
I’m not going to give up CVS, though, because I’m just getting started and I’m still learning how it works. I can continue to build up my stash, and be more aggressive about donating the items I don’t need. I’m just amazed at how fast I accumulated all of those toothpastes, shampoo bottles, etc.
I decided not to go to Walgreen’s this week because I still haven’t received my rebate gift card in the mail. I’m expecting more than $20 from them, and I don’t plan to spend an additional penny out of pocket with them for quite a long time.
Rite Aid didn’t have fantastic deals like they did at the beginning of the month. So I skipped out.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that it’s important to make “doing the drugstores” work for you. Don’t go because you feel obligated to get more stuff. Go because you need to, or the deals are out of this world, and go because you want to.
I’ll likely go to the drugstores next week. I know some of you come by my blog to see some great deals. I’ll try not to let ya down!