Aug 20, 2008

The Drugstore Game Burnout - Revisited

I might hit Walgreens later this week, especially if a one-day only coupon comes out (those are great for picking up free-after-monthly-rebate items). But otherwise, I'm not seeing anything that makes me want to run out and shop.

We've talked before about burning out on The Drugstore Game by shopping too much, but I don't think what's going on here. I think it's more that I'm well-stocked and none of the sales are calling to me. Thanks to my plays in The Drugstore Game for the last six months, we have no urgent needs. I can wait for the very best deals to come along, and thanks to my price book, I know that the deals I'm seeing this week don't fall in that category. It's worth noting that I realize others probably do see fantastic deals out there - but we all have different needs. For instance, my kids aren't in school yet, so I won't go out of my way for inexpensive or even free school supplies.

While I'm not burned out, I think it's still good for my mental health to take a week off from The Drugstore Game anyway. Instead of sorting coupons and putting together deals, I can cook, write, and play more with the kids.

However, I see that next week at CVS, there are a few things I will probably want to pick up. ;)


Dr. Mom said...

I feel the exact same way. I made a quick stop at CVS for nearly free mascara this week but that was it. There just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of great deals going on right now.

Dannalie said...

Me too! How many tubes of toothpaste do I really need? I still check it and try to use my coupons but I haven't been feeling the love lately.

Tony's Mom said...

I saw cheap ice cream for next week. There are peelies for them in my store. :-)

JusFrugal said...

You got your wish! Walgreens coupon posted!!

Chief Family Officer said...

Thanks, Justine - I was just about to post it at CFO Reviews :)