I keep a list of things we use frequently so that I can be on the hunt when a deal comes along. If we run out of these items and I have not found a good deal then I will just buy them in bulk at BJs or Sam's Club but if at all possible my preference is to get them for free or pocket change in advance so that I don't have to do that.
CVS is my favorite place for such deals and this week I was able to get two items on my "running out of" list plus an extra goodie for myself.
Bought a great smelling exfoliating Tone body wash on sale for $3.88 and used $1 off coupon. Got back $3 in Extra Care Bucks (ECB). Then bought 2 small Dawn dishwashing liquids and 3 boxes of Puffs with lotion which were all on sale - used the ECB from the previous transaction plus $1 in manufacturer coupons.
Total out of pocket was $4.22 for all items. (Photo below of the Dawn and Puffs)