Monday, August 30, 2010

Very Best of the Best Deals 8/29 - 9/4

To tell you the truth, I'm not quite sure what to call this post. (Please help me out - leave a comment with your sugguestions.) This post is the brain child of Cindy of TheQHunter. In an effort to drum up some more business, she's asked different bloggers to post the best deals that they can find (for any stores that they cover). She's then provided a link to her shop where you can order that very coupon in the event that you don't already have it or that you desire more. I personally think that this is brilliant. Not only does it make it super easy for me to order coupons (Cindy understands that the deals are for this week only, so you need your coupons FAST!), but I also love being able to provide my readers with deals for stores that I don't normally cover. (And a heads up, 1 Faithful Steward will be the featured blog with the deals for the week of Sept. 19th!)

If you have never ordered from Cindy before, you can get 20% off your first coupon order by entering the Promotion Code "20offFirst" at checkout!

      Provided by Cindy of                            Provided by Kristie of        

Very Best of the Best Deals
for 8/29 - 9/4

I’m Kristie from Gracefully Saving. Earlier this year I ventured into blogging with the goal of saving others as much money using coupons as I have been blessed to do. I was constantly emailing friends and family and telling others about deals.

I enjoy finding deals and sharing them others. It’s truly rewarding to go into the grocery store and see and meet people that are saving money using coupons! Sometimes I just can’t help my self so I tell people in the store, “Hey, if you buy 3 of these (instead of the 2 they have in their cart) you’ll get a OYNO for $$”.

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Meijer Deals:
$1.00 John Morrell Meat Franks or Bologna or Eckrich Meat Franks, Bologna or Salami 16 oz
-$1/2 John Morrell Hot Dog, Smoked Sausage, or Lunchmeat
$0.50 each wyb 2 after coupon

$2.50 Ball Park or Grillmasters Beef Franks 14-16 oz
-$2.00/1 Ball Park (Facebook Coupon)
-$0.75/1 Ball Park Angus Product (IE) or Printable (FF)
-$0.75/1 Ball Park Franks (exp 9/11/2010)
-$1/2 Ball Park Products 8/1/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/11/2010)
$0.50 - $2.00 after coupon

$1.67 Eckrich Smoked or Polish Sausage 14-16 oz
-$0.75/1 Eckrich Smoked Sausage Product 6/20/2010 SS Insert (exp 8/31/2010)
$0.67 after coupon

$1.67 Kraft Shredded Cheese, Chunks, Cubes or Crumbles 5-8 oz
-$1.00/2 Chunks
$1.17 each wyb after coupon

$3.00 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges-$1/2 The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges 8/15/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-B1G1 The Laughing Cow or Mini Babybel Cheese
$1.00 each wyb 2 using one of each coupon

$1.79 Vlasic Pickles 16-24 oz
-$1.00/3 Meijer Mealbox Printable
and use
-$0.55/1 Vlasic Jun 2010 All You Magazine (exp 8/31/2010)
-$0.55/1 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers, or Relish, any
$0.46 each wyb 3 after coupons

$1.00 Wolf Chili with beans or without beans or Turkey Chili with beans or Hunt's Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce-$1.00/2 Hunt's Manwich Meijer Mealbox Printable (use 2)
and use
-$1.50/4 ConAgra Foods Products (use 1)
$0.30 each wyb 4 after coupons

$1.25 Combos Snack Mix
-$1/1 Combos Snacks Jun 2010 All You Magazine (exp 8/31/2010)
$0.25 after coupo

$1.67 Kraft Dressing 14-16 oz
-$0.55/1 Kraft Salad Dressing (IE) or Printable (FF)
-$0.55/1 coupon from 8/29 SS
Buy $15.00 in ANY combination of the following get $5.00 OYNO (8/29 - 10/13) (limit 2 coupons per transaction):
**Nabisco Snack Crackers or Ritz Crackers
**Kraft Dressing, Mayo, or Miracle Whip Dressing
**Kraft Singles, Natural Cracker Cuts or Chunk Cheese
**Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, Wallet Zip-Packed, Deli Fresh or Carving Board Meats

Kroger Deals:
$1.98 Quaker Cereal 14-16 oz or Quaker Instant Oatmeal
-$1/1 Quaker Instant 8/29/2010 RP Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
$0.98 after coupon

$1.67 Kraft Dressing 14-16 oz
-$0.55/1 Kraft Salad Dressing (IE) or Printable (FF)
-$0.55/1 coupon from 8/29 SS
$0.67 after coupon

$2.00 Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail 4pk or 64 oz
-$1/1 Ocean Spray Juice 5/2/2010 RP Insert (exp 8/31/2010)
-$1/1 Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Drinks, 64 oz Bottle
$1.00 after coupon

$2.49 Kraft Miracle Whip 22 -30 oz
-$1/1 Miracle Whip
$1.49 after coupon

$1.28 Sunny D 64 oz
-$0.25/1 Sunny D 8/8/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
-$1/3 Sunny D Products (IE) or Printable (FF)
$0.64 - $0.95 after coupon

$1.80 Pop-Tarts 8ct
-$1.00/2 coupon from 7/11 RP
-$1.00/3 coupon from 8/29 RP
$1.30 - $1.47 after coupon

$1.49 Ragu Pasta Sauce 16-26 oz
-$0.75/2 coupon from 8/1 RP
$0.99 each wyb 2 after coupon

Walgreens Deals:
$4.00 Breathe RIght Strips 10 pk, get $4.00 RR
-$1.50/1 Breathe Right Product 4/11/2010 RP Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
$1.50 Moneymaker after coupon and RR

$2.00 Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm 0.07 or 0.075 oz, get $2.00 RR
FREE after RR

$1.99 Walgreens Perfection Tampons 8 pk, get $1.99 RR
FREE after RR

$10.00 Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair plus Nails Supplements 60 ct, get $10.00 RR
FREE after RR

$7.00/2 Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash 15 or 18 oz, get $5.00 RR
-$1/1 Softsoap Body Wash 8/21/2010 All You Sep 2010 (exp 10/1/2010) (use 2)
FREE after coupons and RR

$2.99 Colgate Total Advanced or Enamil Strength Toothpaste or MaxFresh or MaxWhite Toothpaste, get $2.00 RR
-$0.75/1 Colgate Toothbrush July 2010 All You (exp 8/31/2010)
-$0.75/1 Colgate Max White Max Fresh Product, any
-$0.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste
$0.24 after coupons

CVS Deals:
$6.99 Phillips in-ear headphones, get $6.99 ECB (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday only)
FREE after ECB

$3.99 Purex Ultra Concentrate Liquid Laundry Detergent, get $2.00 ECB (limit 3)
-$0.35/1 Purex Ultra Concentrate Liquid Laundry Detergent 8/15/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/11/2010)
$1.64 after coupon and ECB

Get $5.00 ECB wyb ANY Conair Appliance (psa $7.99)
As low as $2.99 after ECB

$9.79 Gillette Embrace or Breeze Razor, get $5.00 ECB (limit 1)
-$2.00/1 coupon from 8/29 PG
$2.79 after coupon and ECB

$3.97 Crest or Pro-Health Crest clinical toothpaste, floss, rinse or Oral-B Pro-Health, get $2.50 ECB (limit 2)
-$1.00/1 coupon from 8/29 PG
-$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+ 8/1/2010 P&G Insert (exp 8/31/2010)
$0.47 - $0.72 after coupon and ECB

Spend $10.00 wyb Oral-B Pulsar or Manual Toothbrush 1 pk, get $5.00 ECB (psa $2.99) (limit 2)
-$1.00/1 coupon from 8/29 PG
-$1/1 Oral-B Stages or Crest Toothbrush 8/1/2010 P&G Insert (exp 8/31/2010)
-B1G1 Oral-B Manual Toothbrush 8/15/2010 RP Insert (exp 9/30/2010)

Deal Scenerio:
Buy 4 Oral-B Toothbrushes @ $2.99 = $11.96Use 2 B1G1 FREE coupons
Use 2 -$1.00/2 coupons (for the ones you're not getting FREE)
Pay $3.98, get back $5.00
$1.02 Moneymaker!

Need to buy coupons? Check out The Q Hunter.

Rite Aid Deals and Transaction Scenarios 8/29 - 9/4

A couple of notes to start with:
  1. Make sure you know RiteAid'sCouponPolicy. Print out a copy to keep with you. This will be a great help when you get a cashier, or even a manager, who doesn't know the policy.
  2. Go to Rite Aid AdPerks to watch videos and earn Rite Aid Video Value coupons. You will be able to earn a $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon, as well as a coupon for each product for which you watch a video. While there does not appear to be a limit as to how many Video Values accounts you can have per address, your Wellness+ card will remember which coupons you have used (VV coupons with long barcodes only). You will only be allowed to use 1 coupon (with long barcode) per Wellness+ card per month. Once a coupon with a long barcode has been used, it can not be used again, not even on another Wellness+ card (it will beep at the register and say that it has already been redeemed). If you have a Video Value account and your husband has one too, then you are going to need two Wellness+ cards (one for him and one for you) in order to be able to use all the coupons.
  3. Remember to still print extra of the Video Values coupons with the short barcodes. (Rite Aid Video Values only allows you to choose to print the coupon one time. You can not go back and choose to print it again later. That being said, when you originally choose to print the coupon a print screen will pop up. On that print screen it has a place for you to type in how many times you want the page printed. (NOTE that the coupon is good for 2 months.) While all the Video Values coupons will print more than once. Some have a unique barcode that will only allow you to use the coupons once. Others can still be used more than once. The rule is - long barcode = only 1 use; short barcode = multiple uses.) For more information, please read my post HERE.
  4. Rite Aid rolled out their new program Wellness+ nationwide. If you haven't already done so, sign up for your rewards card online or in stores. You may also wish to consider getting your husband a Wellness+ card too. Starting August 1st all +UP Rewards will be tied to your Wellness+ card. There will be a limit of 1 +UP Reward per card per week (unless otherwise stated). If you have trouble getting the +UP Rewards to print, give RA a call. They are reimbursing the +UP Rewards that should have printed:
    Public Relations Dept.
    Rite Aid Corporation
    Camp Hill, PA
    Office: (717) 975-5713 (Eric Harkreader)
  5. Print out EXTRA $5/$25Coupons (Thanks to Debbie!). They are good for the entire month of August! These Expire 8-31-10!

All my scenarios will reflect my personal goal to either make money or at least not to have spent any at the end of the month - after I get my Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid gift cards, and/or MIR checks.

**Unless otherwise indicated, there is a limit of one single check rebate per item.

This is the first week to earn September's SCRs! And there are new Video Value coupons to earn!

I'm not quite sure what to say about this week yet. Last week kind of overwhelmed me. I'll have to wait to see about this week.

Purchase #1

1 Art Skills Poster Lights (pg. 2)  20ct. $3.59/1
- $3.59 SCR #85 = FREE

1 Nivea Lip Care (pg. 5) 0.17-0.35 oz. $2.99/1
- $1/1 Nivea Lip Care, exp. 10-31-10 (All You, September) = $1.99/1 (Thanks Challice!)
- $1.99 SCR #41 = FREE
- $1 +UP Reward = MAKE $1

1 Pantene Restoratives Beautiful Lengths (pg. 7) $4/1
- $2/1 Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths product, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 8/29/10) = $2/1
- $2 +UP Reward = FREE
($4 towards Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret or Pantene $10 MIR wyb $30)

2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers (pg. 1) $7/2
- $1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $6/2
[or $1.50/1 Select Pantene Hair Items, exp. 8-31-10 (Vocalpoint)]
[or $1/2 Select Pantene Hair Items, exp. 8-31-10 (Vocalpoint)]
[or $1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10)]
- 2 $1/1 Pantene Product (Rite Aid Printable) = $4/2
- $1 off wyb $10 worth shampoo/conditioner Wellness+ Coupon = $3/2
- $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 = $1/2
($7 towards Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret or Pantene $10 MIR wyb $30)

1 Nivea Bodywash for Men (pg. 10) 16.9 oz. $3/1
- $1/1 Nivea For Men Body Wash, exp. 9-25-10 (RP 07/25/10) = $2/1
- $2 +UP Reward = FREE

1 Boudreaux's Butt Paste (pg. 10) 4oz $3.99/1
- $3/1 Boudreaux's Butt Paste Sept. RA VV coupon = $0.99/1
- $2/1 Boudreaux Product, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 4/11/10) = FREE or MAKE $1.01

1 Gain Dish Liquid (pg. 16) 10.3 to 11 oz. $0.89/1
- $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 8/29/10) = FREE or MAKE $0.11

Total before coupons $25.46
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $14 (in MFC, RA coupons, Wellness+ coupons, and RA VV coupons)
Total OOP $6.46 + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to reduce your OOP.)
- $5.58 SCR = COST $0.88
earn $1 +UP Reward from Nivea
earn $2 +UP Reward from Pantene
earn $2 +UP Reward from Pantene
earn $2 +UP Reward from Nivea

Purchase #2

1 DynaPep Energy Micro-Shot (pg. 11) $3.99/1
- $3.99 SCR #14 = FREE

1 Bufferin (pg. 11) 130 ct. $6.99/1
- $3/1 Bufferin Product, exp. 9-5-10 (SS 07/11/10) = $3.99/1
- $6 SCR #2 = MAKE $2.01

2 Dixie Ultra Paper Plates (pg. 14) $1.99/1 = $3.98/2
- $2/2 Dixie Ultra Paper Plates Aug. RA VV coupon = $1.98/2
- 2 $1/1 Dixie or Vanity Fair Cups, Plates, or Bowls RA $128 Coupon Savings booklet (pick up in stores wyb flu shot; also, some stores have them located w/ ads or by pharmacy) = FREE or MAKE $0.02

1 Pampers Diapers or Training Pants (pg. 1) jumbo pk. $8.99/1
- $1.50 Pampers Diapers, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $7.49/1
[or $1.50 Pampers Easy Ups or Under Jams, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 8/1/10)]
[or $1.50 Pampers Extra Protection Diapers, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10)]
[or $1/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10)]
[or **$3/1 Pampers Diapers, exp. 8-31-10 (Vocalpoint mailer)**]
- $2 +UP Reward = $5.49/1

2 Colgate Toothpaste (pg. 10) Total 4.2 oz., MaxFresh or MaxWhite Toothpaste 6 oz. $3/2
- 2 $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 9-18-10 (SS 08/29/10) = $1.50/2
[or $0.75/1 Colgate Toothbrush, exp. 8-31-10 (ALL YOU July '10)]
[or $0.75/1 Colgate Total, exp. 10-31-10 (ALL YOU Sept '10)]
- $1 +UP Reward wyb 2 = $0.50/1
($3 towards SCR #556 $10 wyb $25 in Oral Care products)

Total before coupons $26.95
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $10 (in MFC)
- $7 +UP Rewards (from Purchase #1 - $1 from Nivea, $2 from Pantene, $2 from Pantene, $2 from Nivea)
Total OOP $4.95 + tax
- $9.99 SCR = MAKE $5.04
earn $2 +UP Reward from Pampers
earn $1 +UP Reward from Colgate

Purchase #3

4 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers (pg. 7) $2.99/1 = $11.96/4
- 4 $1/1 Select Garnier Fructis Products, exp. 9-15-10 (RP 08/08/10) = $7.96/4
- $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditoner or Styler August RA VV coupon = $6.96/4
- $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler Sept RA VV coupon = $5.96/4
- $1 Off $10 Hair Care Purchase Wellness+ coupon = $4.96/4

1 Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color (pg. 7) $5.99/1
- $2/1 Select Garnier Nutrisse Color Products, exp. 9-15-10 (RP 8/8/10) = $3.99/1
- $2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color, exp. 12-30-10 (Rite Aid "Coupon Savings" booklet) = $1.99/1
- $5 +UP Reward wyb $15 of Garnier = MAKE $3.01

1 Clairol Nice'n Easy Perfect 10 Hair Color (pg. 10) $9.99/1
- $2/1 in-ad coupon = $7.99/1
- $2/1 Clairol Product, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $5.99/1
[**I also have a $4/1 Perfect 10 Hair Color, exp. 8-31-10 (RA "Gifts for Mom, Dreams for Kids" booklet) coupon that I will be using to get this for $1.99/1**]
- $1 Off $10 Hair Care Purchase Wellness+ coupon = $4.99/1

Total before coupons $27.94
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $16 (in MFC, in-ad coupons, RA VV coupons, and Wellness+ coupons)
- $3 +UP Rewards (from Purchase #2 - Pampers and Colgate)
Total OOP $3.94 + tax
[** I'll get an additional $4 off which will put me in the negative by $0.06. I'll need to add somthing small.**]
earn $5 +UP Reward from Garnier

Purchase #3   I put this scenario together to see if I could reach $50 in P&G products (all on pg. 16) and still come out ahead after the $15 +UP Reward. This scenario also assumes that you have been able to obtain multiple RA "Coupon Savings" booklets.

2 Oral B Manual Toothbrush - Stages, Advantage Plus, or 3D (1 ct.) $2.69/1 = $5.38/2
- B1G1 Oral-B Manual Brush Single Pack, exp. 9-30-10 (RP 08/15/10) = $2.69/2
- $1/1 Select Oral-B Products, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $1.26/2
- 2 $1/1 Oral-B Toothbrush (RA Coupon Savings booklet) = FREE or MAKE $0.74
- $1 SCR #55 = MAKE $1.74
($5.38 towards SCR #556 $10 wyb $25 oral care products)

1 Crest Rinse (I think ProHealth may come in this size) 946 mL to 1 Liter $4.99/1
$2/1 Crest Mouthwash, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/29/10) = $2.99/1
- $2 SCR #54 = $0.99/1

1 Gillette Venus, Mach3, Sensor 3, Custom Plus Disposable Razors 2-4 ct. $5.99/1
- $2/1 Select Mach3, Sensor, Venus Razors, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10) = $3.99/1
[**I also have a $2/1 Venus Embrace razor, exp. 8-31-10 (RA "Gifts for Mom, Dreams for Kids" booklet) coupon that I will be using to get this for $1.99/1**]

1 Gillette Deodorant Invisible Solid or Gel 2.6 oz.
1 Gillette Body Wash = $8/2
- FREE Gillette Body Wash wyb Deodorant, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10) = $4/2
- $2/1 Gillette Deodorant or Bodywash, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $2/2

1 Clairol Nice 'n Easy Hair Color $7.99/1
- $2/1 Clairol Nice 'n Easy (in-ad coupon) = $5.99/1
- $2/1 Clairol Product, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $3.99/1
[ or $2/1 Clairol Product, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10)]
[**I also have a $2/1 Nice 'n Easy Hair Color, exp. 8-31-10 (RA "Gifts for Mom, Dreams for Kids" booklet) coupon that I will be using to get this for $1.99/1**]

2 Gain Dish Liquid (pg. 16) 10.3 to 11 oz. $0.89/1 = $1.78/2
- 2 $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 8/29/10) = FREE or MAKE $0.22

1 Always Pads 12-60 ct. or Tampax Tampons 20 ct. $2.99/1
- $1/1 Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cloth, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/1/10) = $1.99/1
[or $1/1 Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cloth, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10)]
[or $1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/1/10)]
[or $1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10)]
- $1 SCR #4 = $0.99/1

1 Charmin Bath Tissue 24 Big Rolls or 20 Giant Rolls $12.99/1
- $1/1 Charmin, exp 1-31-11 (P&G MIR Booklet) = $11.99/1
[** AND get $1/1 Charmin MegaRoll or Basic, exp. 8-31-10 (via Upromise Deposit)**]
1 Bounty Paper Towels 15 roll pk. $12.99/1
- $1/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G MIR Booklet) = $11.99/1
[** AND get $0.50/1 Bounty Paper Towels, exp. 8-31-10 (via Upromise Deposit)**]

Total before coupons $50.11 (I'm not sure how - if at all - the 20% discount will affect this. Be careful that your total stays above $50. I have plenty of Gain coupons, so I'll just keep extra Gain with me to add to this purchase if the 20% ends up coming into play at all.)
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $23.69 (in MFC, in-ad coupons, and RA coupons)
- $5 +UP Reward (Purchase #3 - Garnier)
Total OOP $16.42 + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to reduce your OOP.)
[** I'll get an additional $4 off - for a total of $12.42 OOP.**]
- $4 SCR = COST $12.42 [or $8.42 for me]
earn $15 +UP Reward from P&G
(Submit your receipt for P&GEverydaySolutionsCouponBookletMIR wyb $50 in P&G products.) 
(NOTE: You can easily lower your OOP by not buying the toilet paper/paper towels and instead buying the 3 Gillette deodorants and 3 body washes with coupons.)
(NOTE: Also check out the Olay Compete or Regenerist B1G1 50% off. This may be a better deal. If you wanted to buy $50 in Olay alone, there is a $20 Olay MIR wyb $50. Coupons that would apply are:
$5/1 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser (P&G MIR Booklet)
B1G1 Olay Cleanser, exp. 8-31-10 (SS 07/11/10) (Up to $6.99/1)
B1G1 Olay Cleanser, exp. 9-4-10 (SS 07/11/10)
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer/Cleanser, exp. 9-30-10 (RP 08/15/10)
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer/Cleanser, exp. 8-31-10 (Parade 07/25/10)
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer/Cleanser, exp. 8-31-10 (Rouge Magazine)
$2/1 Olay Facial Skin Care Product, exp. 12-31-10 (RA "Coupon Savings" booklet)

Extra deals:

2 Lady Speed Stick Deodorant (pg. 10) $4/2
- 2 $0.75/1 Lady Speed Stick Deodorant Printable = $2.50/2
$1/1 Speed Stick Deodorant August RA VV coupon = $1.50/2
- $1 +UP Reward wyb 2 = $0.50/2

CVS Deals and Transaction Scenarios 8/29 - 9/4

I started putting together scenarios in July after talking with a friend who insisted that you could shop at CVS for FREE after an initial $25 investment. If this was true, it would work well with my budget. : ) So I decided to give it a try.

Step 1: Buy a $25 CVS gift card. (This helps you to see how much of your initial investment money you've spent.) Tip: If you have to actually buy your $25 gift card, buy it from somewhere that gives you rewards for your purchase (your local grocery store perhaps, Upromise, MyPoints). (I'm a member of MyPoints which allows you to earn pts. for looking at advertisements, among other things. It's slow going, but it doesn't cost me any money. I look at one or two a day and wait for my pts. to accumulate. When I have enough I can redeem them for gift cards. So, to jump start my CVS shopping I redeemed some of my pts. for a $25 gift card.)

Step 2: Get a CVS ExtraCare card (ask for one in the store) and a CVS Green Bag Tag. The tags cost about $1. Hook that tag around any reusable shopping bag (it can even be a plastic CVS bag from a previous purchase) and remember to take it with you to CVS. Every time you go in and make a purchase be sure to have the cashier scan your tag. (Your card will only record 1 scan per day.) You will earn $1 ECB every 4th time the tag is scanned. : ) (Your Green Bag Tag can be used with any CVS ExtraCare card. So the next time you go CVS shopping with a friend, let them use your tag too. Both your card and your friend's card will record one scan.)

Step 3: Clip/gather your coupons and get ready to go shopping. If this is your first trip to CVS you will not have the ECBs to pay for purchase #1. That's okay. This is where you will want to use your $25 gift card to pay for your purchases.

Note: CVS will not accept any internet coupon with a barcode that does NOT scan.

This looks to be a slow week again at CVS. I'll try to get by there early this week. I'm waiting to see what the CRT coupons will be (those are the coupons that print when you scan your card at the big red box.) If there's a $/$$ coupon in the mix, then I'll have to come back and put another transaction together.

Another thing that I have noticed is that CVS tends to be continually out of ECB items.  : )  (I know some of you are thinking . . . "You just noticed. . . "  Don't forget that I have three little kids to keep track of. Sometimes the non-kid stuff just escapes me.) I'm finding that for the most part I'm not able to follow my own scenarios. (I know that at RA I sometimes also have this trouble, but not as often - at least not every scenario. And when it happens at RA it's easy enough to substitute something else into the scenario. At CVS, a lot of times, that ECB item IS the scenario. Anyway, I will probably be changing up the way I put together the weekly CVS posts. I'm going to think on it this week. If anyone has any comments, requests, or suggestions let me know. I'd love to hear what you guys want or think.


Day 1 / Purchase #1 (Sun, Mon, and Tues. ONLY)

1 Philips headphones (pg. 16) $6.99/1 OOP
- $6.99 ECB (Limit 1) = FREE

2 Dawn (pg. 1) $0.97/1 = $1.94/2
- $1/2 Dawn Ultra Plus, exp. 9-30-10 (P&G 08/29/10) = $0.94/2 OOP
[or $0.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10]

1 Emerald Cashew Snacks (pg. 3) $10/$10 = $1/1
- $1/1 Emerald Nuts, exp. 9-26-10 (RP 08/15/10) = FREE

1 Wheat Thins (pg. 3) $10/10 = $1/1
- $1/1 Wheat Thins Printable (Facebook coupon) = FREE

Total before coupons = $10.93 + tax (??)
- $3 (in MFC)
- $7.99 ECB (Blink) from last week (Purchase #1)
Total OOP $0 + tax
(Remember to scan Green Bag Tag! - Scan #1)
Earn $6.99 ECB for Philips

So, I'll end the week with last week's (2) $2 ECBs for Listerine, (3) $2.50 ECB for Crest, (1) ECB for Green Bag Tag. This week I'll earn (1) $6.99 ECB for Philips. I'll have paid nothing OOP (ie. not used my gift card).

I'm not going to put this into a scenario for 1 main reason: If you shop RA (and most of you do), then you probably already have a mountain of these that you have gotten for FREE. But for those of you who don't shop Rite Aid, here's the deal: (And for those of you who are new to couponing, you are allowed to use only 1 MFC per item. You can not use 2 MFC on the same item. When using a B1G1 coupon, that coupon only applies to the item you are getting free. You have to buy the other item to be allowed to use the coupon on the free item. That is why you are allowed to use a separate MFC on the item that you are "buying." You would not be allowed to use a B1G1 coupon with a coupon for $1/2 - because you would need to buy 2 to get $1 off. You could, however, buy 3 items and use both coupons.)

4 Oral-B Manual Toothbrush (pg. 12) 1 pk. (psa $2.99/1) (Look for Oral-B Advantage) $3.79/1 = $15.16/4
- 2 B1G1 Oral-B Manual Brush Single Pack, exp. 9-30-10 (RP 08/15/10) = $7.58/4
- 2 $1/1 Select Oral-B Products, exp. 8-31-10 (P&G 08/01/10) = $5.58/4
- $5 ECB wyb $10 (Limit 2) = $0.58/4 ($0.15/1)

And, keep saving those SoBe coupons! The B1G1 deal will be back on 9/5/10 to 9/11/10 (next week!).

2 Sobe Water B1G1 = $1.69/2 ?
-B1G1 free coupon Printable (play the game) = FREE
(Remember that a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 sale = 2 FREE)
(You can play the game once per day. Then print each coupon twice! If you play every day, you should be able to earn enough B1G1 coupons for a lot of FREE SoBe's!)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rite Aid Nature’s Bounty Flex-a-min Coupon

And there is another current RA coupon out there. . .

$3/1 Any Nature’s Bounty Flex-a-min Product Printable

And, all Nature's Bounty are B1G1 this week! So this should make for a good deal!

If anyone is wondering where the scenarios are for CVS and Rite Aid . . . they're coming. I kind of fell asleep this afternoon after church (yes, I need rest too) and well . . .  you can see where that's gotten me.  : )  But don't expect them until very, very late tonight. For some reason my family seems to want to eat now. (You know, if they would just stop eating, I'd sure get a lot more done. He, he.)

Rite Aid - New Wellness+ Coupons 8/29

There are new Wellness+ coupons out here. All expire on 9/20/10.

$1.00 OFF Any Cosmetic Purchaseof $10.00 or More
$1.00 OFF Any Vitamin Purchase of $10.00 or More
$1.00 OFF Any Cold & Allergy Purchaseof $10.00 or More
All expire on 9/20/10.

Many thanks to Debbie for emailing these to me.

More Rite Aid Coupons

Challice emailed some RA Coupons that she found. (Thank you Challice!)

(**All expire 9/1/10. So, you'll need to go to RA early in the week if you want to use these.)
$2/1 Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion
$1/1 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Scrub
$2/1 Neutrogena Rapid Clear 7 Day Acne Intervention Kit
$1/1 Pantene Product (This will go great with the Pantene sale this week; $7/2 - $1/2 MFC - 2 $1/1 RA coupons - $2 +UP Reward = $2/2; Buy $10 worth and get $1 off any $10 shampoo/conditioner purchase Wellness+ Coupon)
$2/1 Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
$1/1 Tampax Pearl Moderate Flow Multipax

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chili's FREE Chips and Queso Coupon

If you have a Chili's nearby, this is a great deal. Just print coupon and go. And after you've printed your FREE chips and queso coupon, you can print a FREE brownie sundae coupon. I had to check mapquest and see if there were any Chili's near us. . . there are!   : )

Get a Free Chili's Appetizer When You Join Chili's Email Club Today. Click Here

Saving Lane - Root Awakening Sample

Sign up today and you'll receive a Root Awakening® sample in the mail. Get exclusive haircare offers from Frizz-Ease®, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Root Awakening® and Luxurious Volume. Click Here

I checked this out and it looks interesting. I like the way Saving Lane has set up their site. It is clean and easy to use. There were samples other than the John Frieda that could be requested.

Fun for the Boys on the Cheap

I'm going to be teaching Isaiah at home this year (he'll be in K4). Yesterday we received a large box in the mail with supplies for the school year. (Isaiah's birthday was earlier this month, and we had a box from then too.) Anyway, we broke out the construction paper that has been sitting around the house for about a year or two and the glue sticks and tape from Rite Aid (purchased earlier this month). I showed Isaiah how to make the wheels and the lights. He made the little car that Josiah is in all by himself! (Pretty good for 4 years old - but I'm just a proud momma. - An 8 year old friend made the car that Isaiah's driving.)
So, for about basically free (the construction paper was bought neither with coupons, nor on sale, but was the cheap generic kind - however, we only used a few pages and have almost all of it left) my boys were entertained for hours (both making and playing with the cars). And I got to spend some fun quality time with my boys.

Josiah is a little too young to help out with the making of the cars. He enjoyed just being a part of all the activity. The older boys (Isaiah and 8 yr. old friend) would give him their paper scraps and he happily colored them. I also gave him a page with old address labels on it - "stickers." As you can see, he thought that was great.

Friday, August 27, 2010

UPromise and Rite Aid

I found this very exciting . . . (don't laugh)  But as of right now, Rite Aid is a UPromise affiliate! That means that every time we shop at Rite Aid (and buy participating products), companies will give us money for our children's education!! Yeah, more FREE stuff - money. Granted, I understand that this will not be a lot of money, but it's something. And you and I are going to be shopping at RA anyway . . . we might as well just get the extra $0.02 for our trouble. (So, the reason I'm excited. . . I make money at RA every week and now I'm going to make even more - for my kids future education!)

Also, don't forget that UPromise has what they call e-coupons. On the first of every month they release a new set of e-coupons. You must go into UPromise and activate them to your account. Then when you buy one of those products - at a UPromise affiliate store (Rite Aid, CVS, Giant Eagle, etc.) - the manufactures will deposit the amount of the e-coupon into your UPromise account.

Remember that if you don't have kids yet, you just put yourself as the recipient of the money. The money can be redistributed later. Or, if your kids are all grown up, ask your kids to set up a UPromise account for your grandkids. Then ask them to send you and invitation and you will be able to allocate your UPromise rewards to your grandkids.

UPromise is FREE, so sign up. Enter in your Rite Aid Wellness+ card number, your CVS ExtraCare card number, and your local grocery store card number (if you have one). Activate all your e-coupons. Then go shop for FREE at Rite Aid or CVS and let the manufactures pay you for "buying" their products!!   : )

End of the Month - Print Coupons

     This has been a busy month for us. Isaiah (my eldest) turned 4 and we took our very first "just for fun" family vacation . . . with kids. (I was not under any delusional notion that this was going to be a real vacation for me, more like just a change from the normal routine . . . with extra work tacked on to get everyone back into their routine when the trip was over. He, he.) We did get to see some of my family - which was wonderful - and got to do some fun things with the kids. Debbie was also vacationing with her family part of the month, so we played tag with posting responsibilities. (Debbie is back on vacation at the moment.)
     My garden is producing many, many tomatoes (did I mention that I have 30 tomato plants). This is one of the ways that I can help my family save money on fresh produce. I am also able to can/freeze things so that we'll have them all winter long. The okra, green beans, and eggplant are also at the top of their game right now. I'm getting ready to put in lettuce (the radishes are already in) for a fall crop.
     But just in case it sounds like I am superwoman and have everything under control . . . I don't. The grass outside is deep. . . let's just say that it is much longer than that of the neighbors.  : )  Our lawn mower is giving us lots of trouble this year. Every time my husband goes out to mow the lawn, he'll get around a portion of the lawn a couple of times (we have over an acres to mow) and then he'll have to stop and fix something on it. He hasn't been able to get the whole lawn mowed at once all summer. Earlier this month, I was supposed to use the push mower to try to mow the little portion of our lawn, where the kids play, but just haven't gotten to it yet. (It was too hot to play much outside and then we went on vacation.) And my wonderful garden that I keep mentioning . . . is full of grass at the moment. I was keeping it weed free - until we had the flea infestation (don't ask me how we got fleas in the house . . . I don't know . . . we have NEVER had that problem ever, ever before) in the carpet of our house. I spent all my time trying to keep my kids flea bite free and off the carpet (I carried - yes, all three of them - everywhere); then I spent the rest of my time trying to get rid of the fleas (we tried salt, borax, vacuuming - like every single day, the whole house, and Raid spray). Everything reduced their numbers, but none did the trick once and for all. Although Raid came pretty close. We still find a flea here and there (like once or twice a week) in some corner of the house and we pull out that bottle of Raid. . . BUT WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS!!

The end of the month means it's time to print any coupons you may want . . .

  • Coupon sites will reset their coupons with the beginning of the month. Many will be pulled down and new ones will take their place. Check out, and to view the current coupons and print out any you want before it's too late. 

  • If you haven't finished watching the Rite Aid videos for August, you only have until midnight of the 28th to do so (that's this Saturday!). Remember that these coupons do not expire until Sept 25th, so you still have time to use them, but after the 28th you will no longer be able to earn the August coupons. And per Rite Aid's coupon policy, Rite Aid coupons can be combined with manufacturer’s coupons for even greater savings. Simply log onto RiteAidVideoValues to earn your coupons. (NOTE: You do not have to print the August VV coupons. As long as you have watched the videos, they will not disappear. I do not print out my VV coupons until I am going to use them so as to avoid wasting paper and ink.)

Newspaper Insert Coupons for 8/29/10

Remember that coupon values can differ and that different regions will get slightly different coupons.
This preview is based on the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

If you see any coupons that will make a GREAT deal this week or in the coming weeks, let me know and I'll add that info to my post. Hopefully, having this info up front will help you in your planning.

Smartsource 8/29/10:
  • Activia Dessert 4pk - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/15) *DND5
  • Air Wick Candle - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/10)
  • Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-motion Starter Kit - $4.00 off any 1 (x10/10)
  • air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill pack or (2) Single Refills - $1.00 off (x10/10)
  • Air Wick Warmer Unit FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented Oil Refill - up to $2.19 value (x10/10)
  • Atkins Bar 5pack - 50 cents off any 1 (x12/31/10) *DND5
  • Atkins Shake 5pack - 50 cents off any 1 (x12/31/10) *DND5
  • Barilla Pasta Sauce jars - $1.25 off an;y 2 (x10/24)
  • Barilla Piccolini - $1.00 off any 2 (x10/24)
  • Barilla Tortellini - $1.25 off any 1 (x10/24)
  • Barilla Whole Grain - $1.00 off any 2 (x10/24)
  • Biz - $2.00 off any 1 (x10/24)
  • Biz Liquid, any size - $3.00 off any 1 (x9/5) *ONE week only!!
  • Boudreaux's Product - $1.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
  • Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - 75 cents off any 1 (x9/26) *DND5
  • Campbell's Condensed Kids Soups - 40 cents off any 3 (x10/31)
  • Campbell's Condensed Soups, excludes Chicken Noodle, Tomato and "Great for Cooking" soups - 40 cents off any 3 (x10/31)
  • Campbell's Soup at Hand varieties - 50 cents off any 3 (x10/10)
  • Campbell's SpaghettiOs Pasta - 40 cents off any 3 (x10/31)
  • Campbell's V8 Soups - 75 cents off any 1 (x10/31)
  • Caribou Coffee, 12oz bag - $1.00 off any1 (x10/31) *DND5
  • Claritin Non-Drowsy, 24ct+ - $5.00 off any 1 (x9/26)
  • Claritin Non-Drowsy, 4oz or 10ct+ - $2.00 off any 1 (x9/26)
  • Claritin-D Non-Drowsy, 15ct+ - $4.00 off any 1 (x9/26)
  • Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excludes Colgate Plus or Extra Clean - 40 cents off any 1 (x9/18)
  • Colgate Toothpaste, 4oz+ - 75 cents off any 1 (x9/18)
  • Crunchmaster Crackers, 4.5oz - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/31)
  • DampRid Moisture Absorber product - $1.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
  • Eckrich Smoked Sausage or Franks - 35 cents off any 1 (x10/31)
  • Excedrin product, 20ct+ - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/16)
  • Excedrin product, 80ct+ - $1.50 off any 1 9x10/16)
  • Farm Rich product - 75 cents off any 1 (x10/31)
  • John Morrell Off The Bone Homestyle Carved Tub Lunchmeat - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/18)
  • Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereals, 14.5oz+ - $1.00 off any 2 (x10/10)
  • Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, 8ct+ - $1.00 off any 3 (x10/24)
  • Kool-Aid Fun Fizz Product - $1.00 off any 1 (x9/30)
  • Kraft Dressing, 14 or 16oz bottle - 55 cents off any 1 (x10/24)
  • Lactaid Ice Cream - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/31)
  • Lactaid Lowfat Cottage Cheese - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/31)
  • Lactaid Milk - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/31)
  • Mean Green (2) Trigger Sprays or (1) Gallon - $1.00 off (x9/26)
  • MiraLax, excludes 7-dose - $3.00 off any 1 (x10/24)
  • Murphy Oil Soap product - 50 cents off any 1 (x9/18)
  • Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce, 15oz+ - 60 cents off any 2 (x11/30)
  • Pam Cooking Spray - 35 cents off any 1 (x10/31)
  • Planters Flavor Grove Nuts, 5.25oz+ - 75 cents off any 1 (x10/31) *DND5 *DNT5
  • Prevacid 24HR product - $4.00 off any 1 (x9/25)
  • Purina Pro Plan Selects 3.5lb+ bag Cat Food - $3.00 off any 1 (x10/17)
  • Purina Pro Plan Selects 6lb+ Dog Food - $3.00 off any 1 (x10/17)
  • Purina Pro Plan Selects Can Dog or Cat Food - BOGO up to $1.49 (x10/17)
  • Red Baron Pan Pizza or Pan Pasta product - $1.00 off any 1 (x11/20) *DND5
  • Ritz Muchables Pretzel Thins, 12.25oz - $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/10) *DND5 *DNT5
  • Sargento Natural Sliced Cheese prdoucts - $1.00 off any 2 (x9/25)
  • Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue - $1.00 off 8+ rolls (x10/10)
  • Scott Paper Towels Long Lasting Rolls or Mega Rolls - $1.00 off 4+ rolls (x10/10)
  • Success Rice product - 50 cents off any 1 (x11/30)
  • Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement product - $1.00 off any 1 (x10/13)
  • Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken - 75 cents off any 2 (x11/30)
  • Woolite Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner - $1.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
  • Woolite Oxy Deep or Pet Trigger - $1.00 off any 1 (x11/30)
  • Ziploc brand Slider Bags - $1.50 off any 2 (x10/23)
Red Plum 8/29/10: (Thanks to SundayCouponPreview.)
  • AXE 8.45 oz, 12oz or 18oz shower Gel or Detailer Buy One Get One FREE up to $5.99 (10/22)
  • Bestlife Buttery Spread or buttery spray Save $1.00/1 (10/28)
  • Cap’n Crunch Cereal , boxes Save $1.00/2 (12/31)
  • Carolina or River rice Save $.50/1 (12/31)
  • Carolina rice mixes , packages Save $1.00/3 (12/31)
  • Cheez-it Baked Snack Crackers 9.75 oz or larger Save $1.00/2 (10/24)
  • Degree Men or Women Clinical Protection anti-perspirant & deodorant Save $3.00/1 (9/26)
  • Degree Men or Women Deodorant or body mist Save $.75/1 (9/26)
  • Disney or Marvel vitamin products Save $1.00/1 (10/12)
  • Domino Sugar products 2 lbs or larger Save $.50/2 (11/30)
  • Domino Organic or Demerara Sugar 24oz .30/1 (11/30)
  • Flex-a-min supplement Save $5.00/1 (10/12)
  • Glade Scented Oil Candles product Save $1.00/1 (9/25)
  • Glade 4-oz. jar candle Save $1.00/1 (9/25)
  • BUY any Glade Plugins Scented oil refill, get a warmer FREE up to $3.99 value no lasting impressions (9/25)
  • Glade premium room spray Save $1.00/1 (9/25)
  • Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks 10 ct or larger Save $1.00/2 (10/24)
  • L’Oreal Facial Skincare product Save $1.00/1 (10/10)
  • L’Oreal Preference hair color Save $2.00/1 (11/21)
  • L’Oreal Healthy Look Haircolor Save $2.00/1 (11/21)
  • L’Oreal Studio Line or Vive Pro Glossy Style Styling product Save $1.00/1 (11/21)
  • L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or conditioner Save $1.00/1 (11/21)
  • Libby’s canned vegetables Save $1.00/3 (11/30)
  • Libby’s fruit products no tropical fruits Save $1.00/2 (11/30)
  • Lindsay Re-Closeables Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
  • 5 Minute face lift or 90 Second eye lift Save $10.00/1 (9/30)
  • M & M brand chocolate candies (12.6oz +) M&M’s brand peanut chocolate candies (12.6oz +) Mixed Minis Harvest variety bag 10.5oz +) Dove brand Promise Mix Chocolate Autumn or Dark Dove Chocolate 9.5oz +) Save $1.00/2 bags (10/31)
  • Miracle Cream & Double Chin firming Save $5.00/1 (9/30)
  • 9Lives dry cat food 3.15 lb + Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
  • 9Lives wet cat food; One 12-can variety pack , 12 individual cans or THREE 4-packs Save $1.00 (10/31)
  • Nature Bounty Your Life Multi Save $3.00/1 (10/12)
  • Nivea Body Wash for Women 8.4 fl oz – 16.9 fl oz Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
  • Nivea Body Lotion 8.4 fl.oz – 16.9 fl. oz. Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
  • Nivea for Men Body Wash 16.9 fl. oz -500 ml Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
  • Nutella 13 oz jar or larger Save $1.00/1 (11/21)
  • Nutro Natural Choice Small breed dog food Save $3.00/1 (11/21)
  • Perdue Refrigerated breaded chicken variety Save $.75/1 (10/24)
  • Perdue Frozen fully cooked variety Save $1.00/1 (10/24)
  • Perdue Whole Grain Frozen Fully cooked variety Save $1.00/1 (10/24)
  • Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring water 8oz TWO 12-pack, 8oz with fluoride or auapod 8-pack $Save $.50/2 (10/9/10Poland Spring brand Sparkling natural spring water TWO ,5-liter 6-pack OR FOUR 1-liter bottles Save $1.00 (10/9)
  • Poland Spring Brand 100% natural spring water .5-liter 24 pack and get One 1-gallon jug FREE up to $1.22 (10/9)
  • Pop Secret products Save $.50/2 (10/10)
  • Pup-peroni dog snack 4.8oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (10/16)
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quaker quick or old fashioned oats 18oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
  • Rimmel product Save $1.00/1 (11/15)
  • Rimmel Foundation Save $1.00/1 (11/15)
  • Sara Lee pre-sliced meat Save $1.00/1 package (10/15)
  • Slim-Fast Shake Multi-pack or shake mix Save $1.50/1 (9/26)
  • Slim-Fast 100 calorie snack bar or 200 calorie meal bar multi pack Save $1.00/1 (9/26)
  • Snausages or Snaw Somes! dog snacks 9.75 oz + Save $1.00/2 (11/21)
  • Tums Dual Action 25 ct + Save $2.00/1 (10/31)
  • Tums any 24ct + Save $1.00/2 (10/31)
  • WISK Laundry Detergent any Save $3.00/1 (9/26)
  • Zyrtec adult product 24ct + Save $3.00/1 (9/26)
  • Zyrtec adult product 24ct + Save $5.00/1 (9/5)
Proctor & Gamble 8/29/10: (Thanks to WeUseCoupons.)
(All coupons expire 9/30/10)
  • $1.00 off one Prilosec OTC
  • $1.00 off one Pampers Diapers or Pants
  • $1.00 off two Charmin Products
  • $1.00 off one Bounty 6 roll towels or two towels or napkins
  • $1.00 off two Cascade
  • $1.00 off any one pack of Duracell CopperTop 4pk or larger AA or AAA or any size C,D
  • $1.50 off any one 6 pack or larger of Duracell Hearing Aid Batteries with Easy Tab
  • Buy any one Iams ProActive Health dry dog food Get any one Iams dog can FREE
  • $1.00 off any one Iams ProActive Health dry dog food or cat food
  • Buy any Four Iams dog cans Get one Iams dog can food FREE
  • Buy two Secret Scent Expressions exc. trial size Get one Secret Body Spray Free (up to $4.99)
  • $2.00 off any one Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths Product (exc trial size)
  • $1.00 off any two Pantene Products (exc. trial size)
  • Buy one Secret Clinical Strength deodorant Get $4.00 off any one Gillette Clinical Strength deodorant (exc trial size)
  • Buy one Gillette Deodorant Get one Gillette Body Wash Free
  • $2.00 off any one Gillette Body Wash 8.4 oz or 12 oz
  • Buy one Olay Total Effects facial moisturizer Get one Olay Total Effects Body wash Free
  • $2.00 off any one Venus Embrace or Breeze refillable razor or Venus bikini kit
  • $1.00 off any one Olay body wash or hand and body lotion
  • $1.00 off any one Covergirl Product
  • $5.00 off any two boxes of Nice ‘N Easy Toot Touch UP
  • $2.00 off any one Clariol hair color
  • $2.00 off any one Mach3 disposable 3ct Sensor3 4ct Custom Plus3 4ct Venus Disposable 2 or 3ct or Simply Venus 4ct.
  • $3.00 off any one Mach3 or Venus Disposable 6ct, Sensor3 8ct or Custom Plus 8ct.
  • $1.00 off any two zest Bodywashes or three Zest or Safguard Bars or Safeguard liquid hand soaps.
  • $1.00 off any two Ivory Body Washes, two liquid hand soaps or three bar packs
  • Buy any one Old Spice Body Wash (exc trial)Get one Body wash FREE
  • Buy any one Old Spice Body Spray (exc trial)get one Body Spray FREE
  • $1.00 off any two old Spice Products
  • $1.00 off one Gain dish liquid
  • $0.20 off one Joy dish liquid
  • $0.20 off any one Dawn
  • $1.00 off any two Dawn Ultra Plus
  • $1.00 off on one Any Size Tide Stain Release Pretreat spray or in-wash booster
  • $3.00 off on any one Tide Stain Release 26-50oz. Powder 15-34ct Duo Pac or 36-68oz. liquid
  • Buy any one Mr. Clean Liquid Get one FREE Mr. Clean Liquid up to (3.49)
  • $1.00 off any one Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Spray or bath Cleaner
  • $1.00 off any one Tide Detergent
  • $1.00 off any one Tide Stain Release
  • $0.20 off on any one Downy liquid or Fabric softener or dryer sheets
  • $0.20 off any bounce
  • $2.00 when you buy any one Pampers Diapers or Pants and one Pampers wips 60ct or larger
  • $1.00 off any two Charmin Sensitive
  • $1.00 off any two Tide to Go
  • $1.00 off any one Bounce Dryer Bar
  • $5.00 off an one Swiffer Wetjet or Sweepervac starter kit
  • $2.50 off when you buy any three swiffer refills
  • $1.00 off any one Swiffer Sweeper or Duster Starter Kit
  • $1.00 off any two Swiffer Refills or Dust and Shine
  • $4.00 off any one Febreze Flameless Luminary starter kit
  • $1.00 off any one Febreze Flameless luminary Refill
  • $2.00 on any one Febreze No spill Diffuser
  • $2.00 off any one Febreze Soy Blend or wooden wick candles
  • $1.00 off any one Febreze Refresher
  • $1.00 off any two Febreze Air Effects
  • $1.00 off any one Febreze Noticeables Starter Kit
  • $1.00 on any one Frbreze Noticeables Refill
  • $2.00 off any one Febreze Candle
  • $1.00 off any one Febreze Set & Refresh
  • $1.50 off any one Vicks NyQuil
  • $1.00 off any one Vicks product
  • $1.50 off any one Vicks DayQuil
  • $1.00 off any one Fixodent 1.05 oz or larger
  • $1.00 off any one Metamucil
  • $2.00 off any one Metamucil product
  • $5.00 off any one Crest 3D White Professional Effects, Advanced Vivid 14ct, Stain Sheild or Gentle Routine Whitestrips
  • $1.00 off any one Crest Toothpaste 4.0oz or larger
  • $1.00 off any one Crest Mouthwash 946ml or larger
  • $1.00 off any one Crest Toothpaste 4.0 oz or larger or liquid gel
  • $1.00 off any one Oral B Pulsar Cross Action, Advantage, or any two indicator cavity defense toothbrushes
  • $1.00 off any one Crest Glide Floss 35mm or more$1.00
  • $1.00 off any one Always Pad or clean or Feminine cleansing cloths
  • $1.00 off any two Always pantyliners 34ct or higher
  • $2.00 off any one Tampax Pearl or Compact Pearl 18ct or higher
  • $1.00 off any one Tampax 18ct or higher
  • $1.00 off one Clearblue easy pregnancy test
  • $3.00 off one Clearblue easy Ovulation test
  • $1.00 off any four Pringles Superstacks 180g or larger
  • $1.00 off any two Pringles snack stacks or stix
  • $1.00 off any two Pringles Fat Free 165g or larger
Parade Magazine 8/29/10
  • Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal, 14oz+ - 60 cents off any 1 (x10/17)
  • Libby's Fruit Products, excludes Tropical Fruit - $1.00 off any 2 (x11/30)
  • Libby's Canned Vegetables - $1.00 off any 3 (x11/30)
*ETS = Excludes Trial Sizes
DND5 = Coupon states 'Do Not Double' but the barcode starts with a 5
DND9 = Coupon states 'Do No Double' and the barcode starts with a 9
(x.....) after coupon is the expiration date
If you see a number in ( ) before the coupon, that shows there will be multiples of the same coupon in the insert.
WYB= When You Buy

A big thanks to Renea at SmartSourceCouponPreview for all her hard work putting these previews together.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giant Eagle Deals and Coupon Matchups 8/26 - 9/1

Here are the highlights for this week. If you see any other fantastic deals, let me know.

  • Giant Eagle's ad runs from Thursday to Wednesday.
  • My GE doubles all coupons up to $0.99.
  • Don't forget to load your GE card with Giant Eagle's EOffers and with e-coupons from Shortcuts and Cellfire. (If the same coupon is on more than one site, only load one at a time. After you have redeemed/used the first coupon, then go back and load the next. If you load both to your card, you will loose one of them.)
  • Be careful with the CAT deals. If you do two of the same CAT deals in the same transaction, the CAT may not print. Check your ad to make sure that you separate like CAT deals into separate transactions.
  • Remember, you can order coupons that you don't have from a CouponClippingService.
 These are the Giant Eagle deals that I see this week: (Obviously, anything that is FREE is a great deal.)

This is still very much in-progress!! Please check back Thursday night for a complete list of deals.
20 Yoplait Cups (pg. 1) 4 or 6 oz. $10/20
- 2 $0.50/4 Yoplait Yogurt Cups or Smoothie = $8/20
- 2 $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, exp. 10-2-10 (SS 08/08/10 #2; PrintablePrintable) = $6.40/20 OOP
- $2 OYNSO wyb 20 Yoplait Yogurt Cups = $4.40/20 ($0.22/1)
(NOTE: Obviously, the best deal would be if you had 5 of the $0.50/4 coupons - you'd need 3 computers. Then it would cost you $3/20 after CAT or $0.15 each.)

2 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops (pg. 1) B1G1 = $??/2

2 Boneless Bottom Round Roast or Value Pk. Steaks (pg. 1) B1G1 = $??/2

2 BallPark Franks (pg. 1) 12.8 to 16 oz. B1G1 = $??/2
- $0.75/2 Ball Park Franks, exp. 9-11-10 (RP 08/01/10) = $??/2
[also $0.75/1 Ball Park Singles or Jumbo, exp. 9-11-10 (RP 08/01/10)]

1 Nesquik Single Serve Flavored Milk (pg. 2) 16 oz. $10/10 = $1/1
- $0.50/1 Nestle Nesquik, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 08/01/10 #2) = FREE
1 Italian Style Pizza Shells (pg. 2) 2 pk. $10/10 = $1/1
(NOTE: If your family likes Pizza this would be a great meal on the cheap.)

1 Sugardale Hot Dogs (pg. 3) 16 oz. $1/1

1 Vlasic Relish (pg. 5) 9 or 10 oz. $10/10 = $1/1
- $0.55/1 Vlasic, exp. 3-31-11 (hang tag coupons - found at GE) = FREE
2 Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Roast (pg. 6) B1G1 = $??/2

2 Boneless Value Pk. County Style Pork Ribs or Chef's Prime Roast (pg. 6) B1G1 = $??/2

Buy 5 participating products and get a coupon for $5 off your purchase of selected gift cards:
(Qualifying Gift Cards include: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Outfitters, Applebee's, Best Buy, Chili's Grill and Bar, Disney, The Home Depot, iTunes Store, JCPenney, Marshalls, Red Robin, Sears, Staples, and TJ Maxx)

5 Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks (pg. 8) 9 oz. $10/5
- 2 $1/2 Kellogg's Fruit Snacks, exp ?? (RP 8/29/10) = $8
Earn $5 off a gift card purchase. (Like paying $3/5.)

5 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts (pg. 8) 14.1 or 14.7 oz. $10/5
- 5 $0.55/1 Kellogg's Pop Tarts, exp. ?? (Tearpad coupon found at GE about a month 1/2 ago) = $4.50/5
Earn $5 off a gift card purchase. (Like MAKING $0.50.)

I plan on purchasing a gift card to The Home Depot. We need to do more work on our house and since we'll be shopping there anyway, I might as well get the gift card for there. It will be like getting the Pop Tarts for FREE and then MAKING an extra $0.50 on the gift card.

Grapes (pg. 12) $1/1 lb.

Peaches (pg. 12) $1/1 lb.

Fresh Express American Blend (pg. 12) $1/1
- $0.55/1 Fresh Express Salad, exp. 8-31-10 (found at GE in spring/summer) = FREE
[or $2/2 Fresh Express Salad, exp. ?? (tearpads currently at Shop n Save)]
(**NOTE: I have bunches of these coupons! Every time I went to the store I'd grab a couple more. I plan on stocking up - and eating - a LOT of salad in the days ahead. Still, I won't be able to eat as many salads as I have coupons for. I plan on taking my extra coupons to church and pointing others in the direction of a FREE salad. If you have extra coupons that you won't be able to use, consider doing the same thing. Don't let them go to waste. You could even leave your extras in front of the salads at GE.**)

Grape Tomatoes $1/1 pt.

Mentos Gum (not in ad) $0.99/1 (till 9/15/10)
- $0.55/1 Mentos Gum Printable = FREE

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Earn All August Video Value Coupons!

This is the last week for August's SCRs. It's also the last week that you can earn August's Video Value coupons!! Make sure that you go to Adperks and earn this month's coupons (they won't expire until 9/30/10).

Rite Aid September 2010 SCR Preview

Below is a preview of Rite Aid's September SCR booklet. You can see a larger version of the booklet here.   Thanks to AFC and hismom.

Let me know what you see.
Thanks to AFullCup.

Rite Aid Ad Preview 8/29 to 9/4

Below is a preview of the Rite Aid ad for next week. Please remember that ads and prices can vary some by region. You can see a larger version of the ad here . Thanks to IHeartRiteAid. ** I don't have a preview of the short ad this week.
4 Art Skills Poster and Craft Paint (pg. 2) 4 oz. $5/4
- $4 SCR #81 wyb 4 = $1/4

1 Art Skills Poster Lights (pg. 2)  20ct. $3.59/1
- $3.59 SCR #85 = FREE

1 Nivea Lip Care (pg. 5) 0.17-0.35 oz. $2.99/1
- $1.99 SCR #41 = $1/1
- $1 +UP Reward = FREE

1 Pantene Restoratives Beautiful Lengths (pg. 7) $4/1
- $2/1 Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths product, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 8/29/10) = $2/1
- $2 +UP Reward = FREE

1 Nivea Bodywash for Men (pg. 10) 16.9 oz. $3/1
- $1/1 Nivea For Men Body Wash, exp. 9-25-10 (RP 07/25/10) = $2/1
- $2 +UP Reward = FREE

1 Boudreaux's Butt Paste (pg. 10) 4oz $3.99/1
- $3/1 Boudreaux's Butt Paste Sept. RA VV coupon = $0.99/1
- $2/1 Boudreaux Product, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 4/11/10) = FREE or MAKE $1.01

1 DynaPep Energy Micro-Shot (pg. 11) $3.99/1
- $3.99 SCR #14 = FREE

1 Bufferin (pg. 11) 130 ct. $6.99/1
- $3/1 Bufferin Product, exp. 9-5-10 (SS 07/11/10) = $3.99/1
- $6 SCR #2 = MAKE $2.01

2 Dixie Ultra Paper Plates (pg. 14) $1.99/1 = $3.98/2
- $2/2 Dixie Ultra Paper Plates Aug. RA VV coupon = $1.98/2
- 2 $1/1 Dixie or Vanity Fair Cups, Plates, or Bowls RA $128 Coupon Savings booklet (pick up in stores wyb flu shot; also, some stores have them located w/ ads or by pharmacy) = FREE or MAKE $0.02

1 Gain Dish Liquid (pg. 16) 10.3 to 11 oz. $0.89/1
- $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 8/29/10) = FREE or MAKE $0.11

Let me know what you see.
Thanks to IHeartRiteAid.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rite Aid - New Wellness+ Coupons 8/22

There are new Wellness+ coupons out here. All expire on 9/13/10.

$1.00 OFF Any Shampoo or Conditioner Purchase of $10.00 or More
$1.00 OFF Any Bagged Candy (40 oz.) Purchase of $10.00 or More
$0.50 OFF Any Greeting Card Purchase of $5.00 or More
All expire on 9/13/10.

Many thanks to Debbie for emailing these to me.