Saturday, November 1, 2008

my hearts just not in it right now.. do you go through this?

I have $5 ECB from CVS that expires today.. I've heard you can use them even after they've expired but then I've also heard you can't.. so I don't want to risk the chance of losing them HOWEVER, there is honestely NOTHING on either this weeks sale ad, next weeks sale ad (my stores combine on Saturday nights) or even the November ECB deal book that strikes my fancy. There is not one thing in my house I need desparately, and nothing I can think of that would help combine anything from my stockpile to make something amazing.

Sooo I've decided I'm going to take my box of coupons and leave my last month and half of un cut coupons at home and just see what I can dig up. I don't even know which CVS I'll hit considering I have hit/miss problems in all my stores.. so weird. A few stores are never stocked with anything, others it seems that some weeks the other hounders out there forget about a few stores.. but of course it's after I've hunted down that item at 5 other stores, finally got it and then see they've been all sitting happily at the last 7th store that I just didn't feel like driving too. Most of my CVS's are about the same driving distance so it's just a matter of which direction I want to drive... anyway.. I'm off.. let's see what I come back with..

I did take about an hour or longer to look through other sites to get some ideas maybe even a little encouragement.. and seriously.. I don't need anything on anybodies list of things they bought this week.

So the question.. do you have days/weeks/months like this where your heart is just not in it??


Heather said...

I can totally feel what you are going seems that my stock pile is large enough that nothing stands out as a good deal :) maybe after thanksgiving?

by the way, I was told at my cvs that customer care can reissue expired unused extra care bucks...hope that helps in the future!

frugalsuz said...

Totally, I'm feeling burned out myself after Kmart and A&P this week. Its nice to have slow weeks where I can recoup.

Annie's Antics :-) said...

I can relate, too! I *forced* myself out today to use my expiring $5/$30 Q. I didn't come back with anything I needed, per se. But I just could not let the Q go to waste - the horror! LOL!

Queen of the Urban Jungle said...

oh hell yes, it absolutely happens! we have so much stuff in the basement/closet/trunk of my car.....sometimes you just need a mental break!

Lisa B. said...

I've only been to cvs once in the last three weeks. Made myself go on halloween to see if I could score any deals.... nothing. I looked at he add today... nothing. Looks like it will be a sucky week.

Jamie said...

Yes! I have actually pulled into a store parking lot on my home from work intending to pick up something and couldn't even muster enough energy to get out of the car!

Like others have mentioned, I am attributing it to the fact that I have so much stuff stockpiled and there isn't anything i NEED (and there haven't been any great deals it seems like (no double kmart days for me) )