Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kraft Cheese 3/$6 @ Target

Kraft 6- to 8-oz. shredded or block cheese 3/$6 here.
= $1.50 each

Walgreens Deals for 1/31 - 2/6

New to shopping at Walgreens? Read my Walgreens 101 post here.

FREE AFTER Register Reward

Vitamin Schtick Lip Care $1.99
Get $2 RR = FREE

Blink Tears $7.99

Get $8 RR
(Use $1.50 coupon here)
= FREE + $1.50 overage after coupon and RR

Joint Juice 30 pack $10
Get $10 RR
(Use Buy One Get One Free coupon here)
= 2 FREE after coupon and RR

Zicam 10 Count Cold Sore Swabs $10
Get $7 RR
(Use $3 Coupon found on box)
=FREE after coupon and RR

Scalpicin Medicated Wipes 12 pack $5.99
Get $6 RR
(Use $1.00 coupon here) (Fire Fox Link)
= FREE + $1.00 overage after coupon and RR

Other Register Reward Deals

Spend $20 on Select PepsiCo Products and Get $10 RR
Products Included:
Doritos, Tostitos Chips, Lay's Chips @ $2.00 each
(Purchase 10 bags = $1.00 each after RR)
12 packs @ 5/$15 (Purchase 7 12 packs = $1.57 each after RR)
2 Liters @ 4/$5

Here's a great way to get started if you don't have any Register Rewards.
$20 2 Joint Juice
-$10 B1G1 coupon
$10 Out Of Pocket
Get Back $10 RR


$7.99 Blink Tears
$1.99 Vitamin Schtick Lip Care
-$1.50 Blink Tears Coupon
$8.48 Out Of Pocket
Get Back $8 RR and $2 RR

If you're trying to roll your $10 RR from the Pepsi Deal last week just add a filler item to either scenario above.

You can use these RR to purchase $20 worth of PepsiCo products and receive a $10 RR back.

You can submit the form here for a $7.50 rebate when you purchase $20 worth Tostitos, Pepsi, etc. or a $10 rebate when you purchase $30 worth Tostitos, Pepsi, etc.

See the GREAT deals I got this week here.

Great Deal @ Walgreens!


There are so many great deals this week (and last week) at Walgreens! Pictured above is actually a combination of my shopping trip yesterday and today. Here's what I got:

Yesterday I purchased:

20 Pert Plus Men's 3 in 1
2 Boxes Ziplock Bags
2 Boxes Special K
3 2-Liter Hawaiian Punch
1 Box Valentines
1 Gallon Milk

Today I purchased:

10 Bags of Chips ($2.00 each, Spend $20 get $10 RR paying $1.00 a bag!!!)
7 12-packs of Pepsi products ($3.00 each, Spend $20 get a $10 RR back)
4 Blink Tears (FREE this week after RR and a MM with the $1.50 off coupon here)
4 Vitamin Schtick Lip Care (FREE this week after RR)
7 Accu-Chek Meters($5 MM Today ONLY if you have the $10 off Manufacturer's Coupon and the $5 Walgreens coupon from the Diabetes and You Magazine...the $5 Walgreens coupon expires today)
1 Box Puffs ($.89 with Walgreen coupon in weekly sales flyer)
Then I used these items as fillers:
1 Bottle Listerine (1 liter) ($2.00 off Walgreens coupon in weekly sales flyer)
1 Loaf of Bread
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
1 Bag Cat Food
2 Packs of Sandwich Meat
2 Boxes Granola Bars
5 Valentine's cups

I also used RR to buy myself a new Swiffer Wet Jet!

Okay so, the grand total for everything pictured before coupons and discounts....$432.16! YIKES!!!!!

What did I pay? Drum roll please.....$48.45!!!!! I started with $20 in RR and I currently have $23 in RR.

I'll also be submitting the $10 rebate on the Tostitos and dip I purchased last week and the Pepsi products I bought today. It can be found here.

Just in case you were wondering, I'm going to donate the Accu-Chek meters :)

What A Deal @ Walgreens!


Pert Plus Men's 3 in 1 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash to be exact. These were free after coupons and RR. I didn't pick these up until last night, so I didn't get to post this before the sale ended, but what a GREAT deal!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Get a FREE Box Combo @ Raising Canes

Go here to join Raising Cane's Caniac Club and receive a FREE Box Combo.

Good Deal On Cottonelle @ TARGET

Okay, so if you're like me, I'm ALWAYS looking for a good deal on toilet paper. The 12 pack double rolls of Cottonelle are regular priced at Target for $6.49.

Use the following coupons for a great deal.

$1 off 12 pack Cottonelle Aloe & E Target Coupon pair that with $1/1 Manufacturer's coupon here (IE or Firefox)

$1 off 32 or 72 count Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Target Coupon
pair that with $.50/2 Manufacturer's coupon here

$1/2 Kraft Cheese

Print your $1/2 Kraft Cheese Coupon here or scroll down and print directly from the banner at the bottom of my page.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Get a Free $10 Coupon Book From Pillsbury

To get Pillsbury's Free $10 coupon book, go here to sign up or log in to your Pillsbury account.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

CVS 101

While CVS' Extra Care Bucks (ECB) program is way easier to understand and use than Walgreens' RR program, it has limits. Each ECB deal has limits of usually 1 or 2, but sometimes it could be more. The limit will always be listed under the advertisment in the weekly flyer. You can also check the bottom or your receipt, and it will give you a summary of your ECB deals.

In order to take part in the ECB program you must have an Extra Care card. These can easily be obtained at checkout. Make sure you have the cashier scan your card every time you check out even if you are not buying something that is advertised to have ECB because you earn extra rewards on a percentage of everything you buy (even prescriptions). These extra rewards will be added to your card quarterly.

Now, here's how it works. Each week, CVS will advertise certain items when purchased that will give you ECB. The ECB will always print out at the bottom of your receipt, and can be used to pay for your next purchase. (exclusions are listed on your receipt)

Also, be sure to check the bottom of your receipts for very valuable CVS coupons. These print out occasionally and can be stacked with Manufacturer's coupons. You will occasionally also receive coupons for $X off of a $XX purchase. A common one is $4/$20.

Some stores also have kiosk machines which doubles as a price check machine. If so, be sure to scan your card on each visit. This machine will print coupons and sometimes the $X/$XX coupons as well.

The key to minimizing your out of pocket each week is to "roll" your ECB into other deals that give back ECB.

Be sure to check back each week and see what deals I think are worth checking out.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Walgreens 101

Before I begin posting deals from Walgreens, I wanted to give you a little info on the following:

Register Rewards (RR)
Each week Walgreens offers "rewards" for purchasing certain items. When you purchase the item(s) listing a RR, a coupon for the advertised RR amount will print at checkout. Only 1 RR per item will print in a single transaction. Which means you can purchase 2 or more RR deals in a single transaction, but it has to be separate deals. Unlike regular Manufacturer coupons, RR are not coupons for the item purchased, but rather a discount on your next purchase. Now it gets a little tricky. RR do not "roll" into the same deal over again. For example: Last week Colgate was on sale for $2.99 with a $2 RR. You can not use the $2 RR that printed to purchase more Colgate. This would prevent another RR from printing. You also don't want to use it on another deal by the same manufacturer. The key is to learn how to "roll" register rewards into other deals to minimize your out of pocket, but I'll get to that a little later.

Manufacturer's Coupons and Walgreens Coupons
Walgreens will accept one Manufacturer's coupon along with one Walgreens coupon per item. We call this "stacking" coupons. This makes for some pretty sweet deals especially when paired with a RR deal. Walgreens coupons are often found in the following:

1. Walgreens Sales Flyers - each week you find Walgreens coupons in their sales flyer that we refer to as "in ad" coupons

2. Instant Value Coupons (IVC) - These are found in their monthly coupon books that can be picked up in the front of the store in the sales flyer rack.

3. Diabetes & You magazine and the Children's Activity Book - These also contain IVC. The Diabetes & You magazine is published every 3-4 months and can be picked for free in the pharmacy section of the store (usually in a magazine rack). The Children's Activity Book only comes out once a year, I believe, and sells for $.99. Both usually contain high dollar coupons that can be used over and over again.

Filler Items
I will refer to "filler items" often when posting my Walgreens scenarios each week. This is because the register will not accept more coupons than items. So be sure to count the Manufacturer's coupons and RR that you are going to use prior to checking out. For example last week I purchased the Colgate for $2.99. I used a $.75 Manufacturer's coupon along with a $2 RR I earned from the previous week, but in order for me to use that RR I had to have another item. I usually try to purchase something very cheap such as a holiday clearance item...pencils usually cost just pennies, or find something that you can always use that is on sale for a really good price. Tomato sauce will often be on sale for $.39 or chicken broth for $.69. These are good items to have in your pantry anyway.
Please Note: The Walgreens coupons do not count toward your coupon total.

Handing Over Your Coupons
Yes, there is even a method for this. In order to make sure the register accepts all your coupons, you should hand them in the following order. Manufacturer's coupons, Walgreens coupons, and then RR.

Rolling RR
Here's an example from last week's sale on how to roll your RR to minimize your out of pocket and take advantage of multiple deals:

Transaction 1:
Colgate $2.99
Chicken Broth (filler item) $.69 (used in ad coupon)
Manufacturer's Coupon (MQ) -$.75
RR from previous Week -$2.00
$.93 + tax out of pocket
Received a $2.00 RR from purchasing the Colgate

Transaction 2:
Thermacare $2.49
Chicken Broth (filler item) $.69 (used in ad coupon)
Manufacturer's Coupon (MQ) -$1.00
RR from Colgate deal -$2.00
$.18 + tax out of pocket
Received a $2.50 RR for purchasing the Thermacare

Transaction 3:
Colgate $2.99
Chicken Broth (filler item) $.69 (used in ad coupon)
Manufacturer's Coupon (MQ) -$.75
RR from Thermacare deal -$2.50
$.43 + tax out of pocket
Received a $2.00 RR for purchasing the Colgate

That about sums it up! Don't worry if it looks a little overwhelming at first, I'll be here posting scenarios every week.