A Bit of Sticker Shock…

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Over a year ago I was able to score a Sonicare toothbrush for Trent for only $5.  I was so excited to get Trent something he had been asking for so it was a win win for both of us.  The last time I bought refills I was able to find them for pretty cheap at CVS, plus I had some extra ECBs to use.
As you know, there hasn’t been a huge amount of deals with overage lately…or even a lot of deals period.  I’ve just been thankful for the deals available to roll my ECBs and UPs.

Well, a few weeks ago Trent told me that he needed some refills for his toothbrush.  I waited a bit hoping for a sale but I finally had to give in to the realization that I would have to pay full price for them.  So, the other day when I was at Walmart (I figured they would have the cheapest price over other stores) I headed to the toothbrush aisle.  I gasped when I saw the price…$27.  Even with my $5 coupon, it’s still $11 for each refill.
The hardest part about paying $11 for a refill is the fact that I can get free toothbrushes all the time.  Sometimes Trent gets frustrated at me when I tell him that I don’t want to buy something because it’s not on sale.  I just have to keep in mind that he works hard to provide for us and even though I want to keep my grocery bill as low as possible, I have to keep his needs/wants in mind.
Have you fallen in love with a freebie only to find out that it needed refills that never go on sale?
Thrifty T

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