Sunday, October 18, 2009

Great New Feature!

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Check out our great new feature right above this post!
The aqua scroll bar above is courtesy of Coupons.com.

You can now print your Coupons.com coupons RIGHT FROM THIS SITE!

This will make it super easy for you to find and print the coupons posted with the deals.

Drugstore Deals 10/18-10/24 UPDATE

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I have a special Rite Aid post already up because of the INSANE amount of FREEBIES and BETTER THAN FREEBIES but normally I will post just one Drugstore Deal post per week.
Be sure to check out iheartcvs.com and iheartwags.com for
a complete list of weekly deals and coupon matchups!
CVS DEALS

*Glade fragrance collection reed diffuser or 4-10 oz candle $6.99 get $6.99 eb Limit 1
*Halloween candy get $5 eb when you buy (wyb) $20 Limit 1
Take this short quiz and score a $5 off/$25 purchase printable coupon!
Scenario:
Purchase your Glade Fragrance Collection item AND $20 worth of Halloween candy.
Use your $5 off/$25 coupon.
Receive $11.99 in Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) to use next week!
Total Out of Pocket: $21.99
The Real Deal: Only $10.00 for all your Halloween candy AND your Glade Fragrance Collection Item!
This deal got even hotter with the addition of $2.00 off Nestle & Wonka candy printables to the scrollbar! Now only $2.00 for all the Halloween candy AND your candle! Print them fast before they are gone!

WALGREENS DEALS

*Zantac 24 or 30 ct $8.99 get $9 RR
*Gillette MVP Razor $8.99 get $6 RR
*Starbucks Frappucino $1.29 w/ in-ad coupon (simply pick up an ad when you walk in)
Scenario:
Buy 1 package of Zantac for $8.99 using your $5.00 off coupon.
Spend $3.99 and receive $9 Register Rewards (RR) back
Use $9 RR to purchase Gillette MVP Razor, Starbucks Frappucino (using your in-ad & manufacturer coupon), and a Halloween pencil for $0.41 and get back $6 RR to use next week!
Total Out Of Pocket: $4.40
The Real Deal: -$1.20 (yep! Money-Maker!)

WOW! Hasbro Printables UPDATE

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Check out the great savings on Hasbro toys on the scrollbar!



I predict the Playskool DinoRoars interactive dinosaurs will be a huge hit with the preschool-boy-set!

Also, Target has their Sit N Spin on sale for $20 this week (10/19-10/24)...pair it with the $10 off coupon for a real deal!
Walmart has the Sit and Spin on Rollback for $16.52...only $6.52 after the $10 off coupon!!

source: Walmart price dealseekingmom.com

Savvy Shopper Tip-Start Slow

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Start slow! Saving money by shopping sales, stockpiling, and couponing can seem VERY overwhelming at first. Seeing some of the deal scenarios and abbreviations may make your head spin. (I know it did for me!) If you start by creating mini-goals for yourself, saving money can become second nature. Take it one step at a time until you are comfortable with a certain savings method and then add in another one.

My first step was to STOP paying for Health & Beauty items. I made a list of the products we use on a regular basis and noted any brands that do not work for us. Then, I checked out the ads and started picking up the freebies in larger quantities than I would normally buy. This way we have the items we need without having to run to the store at the last minute AND without spending big $$ on them. My current stockpile (which took me about 5 total trips to complete) has been going strong since MARCH 09!

That was my first step. Others have suggested reducing their grocery bill by as little as 10-20% or simply finding additional savings on their favorite brands. What will your first step be?
 

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