Saturday, October 10, 2009

Walgreens Highlights 10/11 - 10/17

This is the week to stock up on pasta sauce and peanut butter at Walgreens! Here are this week's highlights:

Ragu spaghetti sauce & Skippy peanut butter @ 3/$5; buy 8, get $8 Register Reward (RR)
Use Ragu coupon from 9/13 insert or Skippy coupon from 10/4 insert. Coupon amounts will vary highly by region - our Ragu coupons are $1.25/3, while others got $.30/1, and the Skippy coupons range from $.40/1 to $.75/1. The final cost will vary depending on what coupons you have, but here are a couple scenarios to consider:

Buy 8 Skippy @ 3/$5 = $13.36
Use (8) $.75/1 coupons = -$6
Pay $7.36, get $8 RR; final cost = $.64 profit after coupons and RR!

Buy 6 Ragu and 2 Skippy @ 3/$5 = #13.36
Use (2) $1.25/3 Ragu and (2) $.40/1 Skippy = -$3.30
Pay $10.06, get $8 RR; final cost = $2.06 for 8 total jars, or $.26 each after coupons and RR!

Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor @ $8.99, get $6 RR
Use $4/1 coupon from 9/27 insert
Pay $4.99, get $6 RR; final cost = $1 profit after coupon and RR!

(2) Huggies Jumbo Pack Pull-Ups @ 2/$18, get $4 RR
Use (2) $2/1 printable coupons (try hitting the back button on your browser and printing a second coupon on each computer)
Pay $14, get $4 RR; final cost = $10 for 2, or $5 each after coupons and RR

(2) Scope Outlast Mouthwash @ 2/$7, get $4 RR
Use (2) $1/1 coupons from 9/27 insert
Pay $5, get $4 RR; final cost = $1 for 2, or $.50 each after coupons and RR

In addition to the deals advertised in this week's ad, there are also some monthly Register Reward deals that are still valid.

Emergen-C Booster 2pk., 2.5 oz. each @ $3.49, get $3.49 in RR = FREE after RR

Robitussin DM to Go, 2pk. @ $2.49, get $2.49 in RR = FREE after RR

Dentek Roll Floss @ $2, get $2 RR
Use $1/1 coupon from 10/11 insert
Pay $1, get $2 in RR; final cost = $1 profit after coupon and RR

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion, 6.8 oz.@ $6.99, get $6.99 in RR
Use $1.50 printable coupon
Pay $5.49, get $6.99 in RR = $1.50 profit after coupon and RR

ChapStick Fresh Effects, .15 oz. @ $2.99, get $2.99 in RR = FREE after RR

If you are new to Walgreens shopping, check out my post here, which explains how the system works and how to get the most for your money at Walgreens.

CVS Highlights 10/11 - 10/17

The best deals I see at CVS this week are the 3-day Halloween deals. If you're new to CVS shopping, you'll probably want to check out my post here first, then come back to this post.

3-day sale
Halloween nylon treat bag @ $.99, get $.99 ECB = FREE after ECB
Limit 1

4-in-1 pumpkin carving tool @ $1.99, get $1.99 ECB = FREE after ECB
Limit 2

Brach's candy corn @ 2/$.88

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free Herbal Essences!

Tonight (10/8) through 10/12, Herbal Essences is holding a "Gorgeous Giveaway"! Each day, they will give away up to 18,750 coupons for free full-size products. To get your coupon(s), go to the Herbal Essences Facebook page and then look for the "herbalgiveaway" link. (Others have reported that it only works when you link to the form directly from the Facebook page, so that's why I'm linking to Facebook, rather than the form directly.)

Free Snuggle Fabric Softener at Ultra!

Remember the $3 Snuggle coupon from this week's paper? Well, this week Ultra Foods has Snuggle on sale for $2.99, so you can get it for free after the coupon! It is very, very rare to see a deal for free fabric softener, so this is definitely the time to stock up if you use it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Upromise October Coupons

UPromise College Dream Sweepstakes

The Upromise program recently issued some new coupons that you can add to your account! This month's coupons include basic grocery and household items such as Huggies diapers, Bounty paper towels and napkins, Charmin toilet paper, Wacky Mac, and Spray & Wash.

As I mentioned in my previous post, Upromise is probably most well known as a program that helps you save for future college expenses, but it can also be used to pay down loans you already have. First, go here to register your participating store loyalty cards, then add any of the available coupons to your account. Then, when you use your store card to purchase those items, the coupon amounts will be deposited into your Upromise account. You can also register credit and debit cards with Upromise and get back a percentage of the amount you spend at participating restaurants, gas stations, stores, and websites. I think most stores that have loyalty programs do participate in Upromise, so it's definitely worth checking out! I was able to register my Kroger, Jewel, and CVS cards.

FREE Kraftmaid Idea Book!

Click on the link below to request a FREE Kraftmaid book full of ideas about organizing and enhancing your living space! After clicking on the link, look at the top of the page for the link that says "request idea book."

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Cellfire Coupons!

Cellfire released some new e-coupons today that you can load on to your Kroger or Safeway/Dominick's card! Click here to load the coupons, or check out the widget in my sidebar. Most of the coupons are for various General Mills brands, including Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, General Mills cereal, Nature Valley, and Progresso. There are also recent insert coupons for these products, for even more savings!

50 Free Photo Prints at CVS

ETA 10/8/09: Unfortunately, the CVS Photo offer reached its limit and is no longer available.

Click on the link above to sign up for CVS Photo Center (it's free!), and you'll get 50 free prints! Pictures can be picked up in store, so you don't even have to pay shipping. It also includes free photo storage and sharing.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Menards Freebies - 10/4 - 10/11

There are a few freebies at Menards this week:

Vinyl 23" x 42" mini blinds, white or ivory @ $2 - $2 mail-in rebate = FREE after rebate
Limit 2

7 1/4" circular saw blade @ $4 - $4 mail-in rebate = FREE after rebate
Limit 2

Jigsaw blades, 3-5 pk. @ $2 - $2 mail-in rebate = FREE after rebate
Limit 3

20" handsaw @ $10 - $10 mail-in rebate = FREE after rebate
Limit 2

Menards does have some additional restrictions on their rebates, which all come as merchandise checks good only at Menards. Go here to read more about the Menards rebate program.

Coupon Highlights - 10/4/09

Reach toothbrush, Reach Access Flosser, or any Reach floss, $1/1, exp. 6/30/10
Listerine (Restoring or Total Care), $1/1, exp. 6/30/10
Listerine Agent Cool Blue or Smart Rinse, $1/1, exp. 6/30/10
Walgreens often has Register Reward deals for Listerine and Reach products, and the basic Reach floss sometimes goes on sale for $.99, so you could use these coupons to stock up on various oral hygiene products.

Pepcid, Imodium, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Lactaid, $4/2, exp. 1/4/10
Pepcid, Imodium, Rolaids, Mylanta, or Lactaid, $1/1, exp. 1/4/10
Last time I checked, CVS (and maybe other stores too?) have a 6-pk. of Rolaids soft chews that would be free with the $4/2 coupon. CVS also has occasional ECB deals on Rolaids and Mylanta.

Bengay, $2/1, exp. 1/31/10
If you use Bengay, you can use these coupons to get it for $.50 each at Walgreens this week.

Sudafed PE Triple Action 24 ct., $2/1, 4/30/10
Sudafed OM .5 fl. oz. when you buy any Sudafed product, $4/1, exp. 4/30/10
Tis the season for deals on cold medicine!

Dove (various products)
Select Dove products are on sale for 25% off at Walgreens this week, and you get a $10 Register Reward when you buy 8, so depending on the prices at your store and what coupons you have, it could work out to be a good deal.

All liquid laundry detergent, 32+ load, $1/1, exp. 11/29/09
If you shop at Jewel or other SuperValu stores, All is often part of Unilever catalina deals there, and you could get laundry detergent for free or better!

Snuggle liquid fabric softener (32+ load) or sheets (70+ ct.), $3/1
Such high-value coupons for any kind of fabric softener are very few and far between, so if you use this product, these coupons should be great for you!

Skippy peanut butter, $.75/2, exp. 11/29/09
Walgreens has semi-regular Register Reward deals that usually include Skippy, so these coupons could make for some pretty cheap peanut butter.

Fleischmann's yeast, $.40/1, exp. 1/31/10
There is currently a catalina deal on Fleischmann's at Kroger - buy 1 strip and get a coupon for $.50 off your next order, or buy 1 jar and get $1 off your next order. The strips are really the better deal here: last time I checked, they were $1.59 regular price; the coupon will double and take off $.80, and you will get a coupon for $.50 off your next order. Final cost is $.29/strip. I'd recommend waiting a while to buy this, though. At some point, the strips will probably go on sale for $1, so you would actually make a small profit after the coupon and catalina.

Campbell's soup (various products)
Soup deals are prevalent throughout the winter, so these coupons could possibly help you get some cheap or free soup.