Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Things that make you go hmmm...

As you probably know, I am a HUGE fan of CVS! They pay me to buy things! How could you not love a store like that? The original reason for their existence though, was as a pharmacy. They also give Extra Bucks (effectively CVS cash) for taking your prescriptions there, so I dutifully obliged.

Most recently, Sean needed ear drops as his tubes are on their way out and there was a chance of infection. Drops were prescribed and called in, of course, to CVS. I showed up, paid my $25 (!!!) co-pay, and went merrily on my way. He needed them again this week so once again, I had the prescription called in to CVS. Unfortunately, this was setting up to be a busy week with the vacation looming, so I had them change it to Target as I needed many things from there for our trip. This was also handy as I had a coupon for Target that gave me a $10 gift card with any prescription! Can't beat that!

The pharmacist rang up Sean's prescription, handed me the gift card and said goodbye! I handed her my credit card and she said "Oh, there's no co-pay with that"!!!! Ummm...excuse me? CVS charged me $25 for this very same medicine! She double checked and sure enough, completely free!!! They paid me $10 to have Sean's prescription filled at their store!

Sorry CVS, I love you and all, but apparently being a competitive pharmacy is just not your thing. Thank you Target, I will be back.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A haircut he did need!

Cookie Cutters is the greatest kids hair cut place out there! Sean was, at one time, absolutely TERRIFIED of having his hair cut. Someone, not me, insisted upon taking him to the cheapest place there is. Once they nicked his ear, he always ended up with a less than perfect haircut, and they were not qualified, nor did they have the temperament to deal with kids. His cries of fear made me cry too so I took over the haircutting duties. We went to Cookie Cutters, Sean screamed until he was blue, the wonderful stylist calmed him down and he sat there like an angel while she gave him the cutest haircut he had ever had! We have been back 5 times since then and I will never look back. They are most definitely not the cheapest but some things are worth the splurge! Sean sits in the red airplane, watches Toy story and sits there like the angelic boy he (sometimes!) is and I leave one happy Mummy! They even have a giant slide he can play on while we wait and once he is done!

This is from our visit a week ago....




Sean is always so proud of his haircuts. I heart Cookie Cutters!