Couponing for the Rest of Us

50¢ ALL at Target & Wal-Mart!

It’s Back!

If you have been holding onto that $2/1 ALL Detergent Coupon from the 2/7 RP-  just waiting for a really sweet deal – then your day has come!!  Big Lots has All Detergent on sale 2/$5 this week, but alas, they don’t accept MFR coupons.  Here’s how to get 50¢ bottles of detergent:

1) Go to Big Lots and snag their weekly ad off the stand (or maybe you got it in your paper).
2) Take it to Target or Wal-Mart and do a price-match (Target may say “No” on the grounds that the wording reads “2/$5″.  They are becoming quite picky at some Targets….)
3) Use your $2/1 Coupon to get it for 50¢ a bottle!

- Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!


Rite-Aid Deals: 2/28 – 3/6

It’s the week of crazy-name mystery ointments for 99¢!  I tried to figure out what they were for you before I listed them, some of the are totally crazy.  Besides that, there are a few freebies and cheapies – let me know if you see anything great I missed!
I put together a pretty easy scenario at bottom, and I’ve tried to make it accessible to anyone who has coupons from the last few weeks to do.

Best Rebate Deals:

Listerine Pocket Packs $3.99
Submit $3 SCR
Use 50¢/1 or $1/1 from 1/3 RP
(makes as low as FREE)

Efferdent Denture Cleanser tablets $5.99
Submit $5 SCR
Use 55¢/1 from 1/31 SS or $1/1 from 6/14 SS
(makes as low as FREE)

Gillette Series or Satin Care Shave Gel $1.99
Submit $1 SCR
Use $1/1 or 55¢/1 from PG 2/7

(makes as low as FREE)

Almay Cosmetics BOGO 50% Off
Submit $5 SCR
Use (2) $2/1 from 2/7 SS
(makes the $5.99 Mascaras FREE, other prices vary)

Suave Shampoos/Conditioners/Stylers $1.99
Submit $1 SCR
Use 50¢/1 Suave Kids from 1/3 RP

(makes it 50¢!)

Acnomel (Acne Treatment) $6.99
Submit $6 SCR
(makes as low as 99¢)

Anti-Monkey Butt (See HERE) $3.99
Submit $3 SCR

(makes as low as 99¢)

Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser (So Many Uses! See HERE) $7.99
Submit $7 SCR

(makes it 99¢)

Proantinox (urinary tract cleanser) $7.99
Submit $7 SCR
(makes it 99¢)

Best Coupon Deals:

Renu Eye Drops 99¢
Use $1/1 PRINT

(makes it FREE)

Ivory 3-pack 99¢
$1/1 Rouge Mag
(makes it FREE)

Carefree Ultra Pantiliners 99¢
12/28 Only: Use $2/2 Rite-Aid Video Values (exp. 2/28)
Use $1/1 from Feb. Good Housekeeping or Woman’s Day
$1/2 from 1/3 RP

(makes as low as FREE or better!)

Kotex Light Days 99¢
Use $1.50/2 PRINT
(makes it 24¢ ea)

Kashi Cereal BOGO $4.49
Use (2)$1.50/1 PRINT

(makes it about 75¢ ea!)

Schick Quattro Razor for Women $6.99
Use $4/1 from 2/28 SS

(makes it $2.99)

Venus Razor $8.99 ~ Get Olay Body Lotion or Wash FREE
Buy:
Venus Razor $8.99
Large Olay Lotion $7.99 (Free with Venus Purchase!)
Large Olay Body Wash $7.99
Total Before Coupons: $16.98
Use the $3/$15 first
Olay Lotion will ring FREE for Rite-Aid Promo
Use $2/1 Venus from 2/7 P&G
Use Free Olay Body Wash wyb Venus from 2/7 P&G
Pay $3.99 for all 3!

Buy:
(2) Renu Eye Drops $1.98
(2) Carefree Ultra Pantiliners $1.98
+ Items in the Venus Deal Above
Total = $20.96
Use $5/$20 Rite-Aid Video Values Q
Use (2) $1/1 Renu Q’s
Use (2) $1/1 Carefree Q’s (+ The Jan. VideoValues Q if you have it)
Use $2/1 Venus Q
Use FREE Bodywash wyb Venus Q

Pay: $1.97 – FREE

Take Home (2) Eye Drops, (2) Pantiliners, Venus, Bodywash, Lotion

- Thanks, ForTheMommas!

Last Day of the Month: Print Coupons Now!

I guess since it’s a short month, the last day kind of snuck up on me – but tomorrow is March!  Some of the coupons on Coupons.com, Redplum, & Smartsource will be disappearing to make way for new coupons tomorrow – so its best to print any you might want TODAY!

Just click on the links above to reach the sites, and et us know if you notice any new ones while you’re doing your printing!

Simplify Sundays: 2/28 (De-Clutter Your Car)

Debby McCuiston, self-proclaimed “Queen of Clutter-Free”, does a segment for us each Sunday on simplifying our lives, getting rid of “clutter”, and focusing on what’s important.  We’re really excited about this new segment – and hope you are too!  Take it away Debby….

In case you are wondering if I got kept my promise from last week (getting rid of my collection of fabric) Yes!!! I did. I gave away 8 kitchen garbage bags full of fabric. It was very hard but I kept telling myself what a blessing that fabric would be to someone else.  When I finished, I felt very happy to be able share something that meant so much to me.
With spring just around the corner I thought we might address the condition of our cars. At times during the next few months many of us will feel like we live in our cars. If you have kids in any sport or band or belong to the many other things that require us to be on the road from sun up until sun down, you probably know that feeling all to well. 
As I was trying to gather my thoughts together for this week’s article, I was reminded of one of my daughter’s first dates. She was introduced to this young man by a friend. He lived out of town and was coming into town to visit family. While he was in town arrangements were made for my daughter to meet him and go out on a “get to know each other” date. My darling daughter said he seemed nice and was very impressed with the picnic he had prepared himself. The problem started when he opened the door for her to climb up in the truck. Nothing could have prepared her for the avalanche of garbage that landed at her feet after he opened the door. At that point my beautiful daughter realized this relationship was on a slippery slope. Her first impression was that if this young man did not care anymore than to take a few minutes to pick up the garbage in the floor board, he need not plan on a 2nd date. First impressions on something so simple can make or break a relationship.
Would you want the first impression someone has about you be the inside of your car? With all the stress that is involved in driving in today’s traffic and getting from here to there, driving around in a garbage can only add to the stress.  We would never let anyone in our home if we had spent the week throwing every food wrapper in the floor. Or if we had thrown our dirty clothes all over the living room and then stacked everything and anything we carried around for the week on top of any surface available.  So why in the world do we ask our friends and family to get in and ride around in all that yuck!? I know by the time we get to our destination and unload children, groceries and anything else that we pick up on our way, the last thing on our mind is the Cheerios that are now laying in the floor board. But by the end of the week with all the forgotten food, wrappers, lost school papers and coupons that have found their way under the seat, in the carpet and ground into the seat covers we find ourselves riding around in our own customized garbage truck. Do we allow this to happen because we are too busy to take care of what we have been blessed with? Or is it a lack of self-respect that we have given up caring about the impression others may get of us? I know first impressions aren’t always true or should not always be what we base our relationships on, but what would you think about that  person the first time you where ask to get in and ride in the garbage truck.  Because a young man didn’t value the time he would spend with my precious daughter enough to clean out his truck, he missed the opportunity to get to know her better. (She did meet and marry the man of her dreams and he cleans his car out every time he gets gas). I would hate to think I missed out on ministering to someone or developing a new friendship because I couldn’t find the time to clean my car. 
I know it seems so shallow to base so much on a clean car but the inside of our car (like the inside of our home) is a reflection of what is going on inside of us. If we are in turmoil, stressing about what we believe God is not doing, then we are a wreck on the inside. Because we allow all that the spill out of us it has to end up somewhere. Look around you and see what have you allowed to spill out of your cup. Is it a mess where every you go inside and outside of your life? Sometimes it takes getting the outside in order to be able to start to work on the inside. Picking up the garbage in our lives is never as easy as sweeping up a few Cheerios, so start with the easy stuff first. By creating a clean and  orderly environment we are able to let theLord teach us how to let go the stuff that weighs us down . Start spring cleaning in the place you spend the most time (your car). You will be pleasantly surprised how much easier your day goes and how the impression you leave with others will be much more positive. Take a few minutes to get your car ready for spring! It’s as easy as taking a few of those plastic bags we get at the grocery store and making a plan to keep your car clean and stress free. Now turn up the music and sing like no one is listening and enjoy–Spring is right around to corner!
Please send any comment or questions to queenofclutterfree@yahoo.com

CVS Highlights: 2/28 -3/6

 
I have somehow managed to acquire about 8 bottles of Men’s Bodywash/Shampoo, and no women’s wash lately.  I don’t know if I gave it away, or if I use soap at an exponentially faster rate than my husband and 4 boys, but I know I’ll be at CVS this week for some girly-scented Softsoap!  If you see any awesome deals I missed, let me know!
Best ECB Deals:
Sunday ONLY: Power Bar Energy Gel Blasts $1.50 ~ Get $1.50 ECB (Limit 1)
(makes it FREE!)
Softsoap BodyWash $4.99 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 1)

Use $1/1 from March All*You or 75¢/1 PRINT

(makes it FREE!)
SlimFast 506 Bar Pack $4.99 ~ Get $4 ECB wyb 2 (Limit 2)
Use (2) $1.25/1 from 1/3 RP or  PRINT
(makes it $1.75 ea!)
Gain 2X Ultra 24-32 Load $5.99 ~ Get $2 ECB (Limit 2)
Use 50¢/1 from 2/7 P&G
Or use $1/1 Gain (Snail-Mail Coupon, so get a raincheck!) or $1.25/1 from Save-A-Lot Home Mailer (Unavailable now)
(makes it $2.99 ea!)
Colgate Total $2.50 ~ Get $2 ECB wyb 2
Use $1/1 from Jan All*You and 75¢/1 from 2/21 SS
(makes it $3.25 ~ Get $2 ECB = 63¢ ea) *FREE at Wags this week
Huggies Boxed Diapers (56-96 ct) $19.99 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 PRINT(IE) or PRINT (FF)
Stack WITH $4/1 from CVS Scanner *If you got it!
(makes it $9.99 ea!)

HP Inkjet Print Cartridges $19.99 and up ~ Get $10 ECB wyb 2 (Limit 1)
*Not awesome in and of itself, but if you need ink and have extra ECBs…..

Best Coupon Deals:

Arm-n-Hammer Detergent or Dryer Sheets BOGO
Use $1/2 PRINT or use (2)  $1/1 PRINT

(makes it cheap!)

Revlon Cosmetics BOGO
Use (2) $2/1 Lipstick PRINT

(makes it cheap!)

Ensure 6 Pack $4.99
Use $3/1 from 1/3 SS
Use B3G1Free from 1/3 SS or PRINT
(Buy 4.  Use (3) $3/1 Coupons + B3G1 Coupon.  Pay $6 for 4 Packs!)

Unless you got a $4 off $20 or $3 off $15 coupon from the CVS scanner, I’m not sure if I can make out any super-great scenarios with this – however, if you’re determined to roll some ECB’s, here’s an idea:

Buy Softsoap @ $4.99
Use $1/1 coupon
Pay $4 ~ Get $4 ECB

Buy Gain @ $5.99
Use 50¢ coupon + $4 ECB
Pay $1.50 ~ Get $2 ECB

Use that towards diapers, 1 more Gain deal, or whatever you need!

- Thanks, SlickDeals

Walgreens Highlights: 2/28-3/6

 Whew!  What a week at Walgreens, if you have the coupons!  We’ve got a couple simple freebies & cheapies (Colgate, Reach, Kleenex) and then some that take a little extra coupons + planning (Kimberly-Clarke).  All in all, a great week!  There’s a simple scenario at bottom to help you roll those RR.

Best RR Deals:

Colgate Total Advanced/Enamel Strength $2.99 ~ Get $2 RR
Use $1/1 from Jan/Feb All*You or 75¢/1 from 2/21 SS

(makes it as low as FREE!)

Kleenex BOGO $1.99 ~ Get $1 RR wyb 4, Get $3 RR wyb 6
(Sale includes 80, 85, 100, or 200 pks)
Use 50¢/3 PRINT or from 1/3 SS or 55¢/3 Blinkie

*Buy 6 & use two 55¢/3 Coupons.  
(Pay $4.87 ~ Get $3 RR = 31¢ ea)

Nyquil or Dayquil $5 ~ Get $10 RR wyb $20
Buy (4) Dayquil/Nyquil @ $20
Buy (2) Puffs
Use (4) $2/1 from 1/17 PG or $1.50/1 from 2/7 P&G
Use (2) FREE Puffs wyb 2 Vicks Items from 2/7 P&G
(makes it $12 to $14 ~ Get $10 Back = 33¢ – 66¢ ea!)

Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets $4.50 ea ~ Get $1 RR wyb 2 
Use BOGO from 2/21 RP AND $1/1 PRINT *If your Wags lets you

(makes it $1.25 ea) *Possibly best deal we will see before Q expires

Pepsi 12 packs 3/$11 ~ Get $3 RR

(makes it $2.66 ea!)

Get $5 RR wyb 2 of these below:
Sudafed 18-24 ct or PE $4.99
Use (2) $2/1 from 12/6 RP or $3/2 from 1/3 RP

(Pay $6 ~ Get $5 RR = 49¢ ea!)

or
Tylenol 20-24 ct or Liquid, Tylenol Children’s Cold $4.99 ~ Get $5 RR wyb 2
Use (2) $2/1 PRINT or $3/2 from 1/3, 2/7 RP
(Pay $6 ~ Get $5 RR = 49¢ ea!)

Get $5 RR wyb (3) of Kimberly-Clarke products below:
*Kotex Pads 14-24 ct, Liners 48-64 ct Tampons 18ct ($2.99)
Use $1.50/2 from 1/10 SS or PRINT
*Cottonelle 12 BIG Rolls ($5.99)
Use $1/1 Feb All*You or form 1/17 SS
*Huggies Wipes 184-216 ($5.99)
Use 50¢/1 from 2/28 SS
*Huggies Jumbo Diapers, Pullups, Goodnights ($8.99)
Use $2/1 PRINT(IE) or PRINT (FF)
or $2/1 Pullups PRINT or from 2/28 SS
or $1/1 Diapers from 2/2 SS
*Cheapest Deal is to get (3) Kotex & use the $1.50/2.
(Pay $7.57 ~ Get $5 RR = 85¢ ea.)
However, if you need diapers or TP, etc… throw 1 of those in WITH the Kotex for a great deal!!  Even (3) Huggies Diapers with (3) $2/1 coupons will make diapers just $5.33 each!

NOTE: Kleenex is a product of Kimberly-Clarke, and so shouldn’t roll either of those RR into each other or it will suppress the RR you are supposed to receive.

Best Coupon Deals & Fillers:
*Fillers are needed when you have more coupons than items.  RR count as MFR coupons, so to pay with these, you often need to throw in a cheap item to even out the ratio.

Sweet Time Jelly Beans 50¢ (w/in-ad Q)
Walgreens Pantiliners 50¢ (w/in-ad Q)
Walgreens Tin Foil 59¢ (w/in-ad Q)
Walgreens Sandwich or Storage Bags 99¢(w/in-ad Q)
Cotton Balls/Polish Remover 99¢ (w/in-ad Q)

Reach Toothbrush: 99 w/in-ad Q
Use $1/1 PRINT

(makes it FREE, just be sure to hand over the store Q LAST!)

Tylenol or Motrin PM 20-24 ct $2.99
First Hand Over: $1/1 Tylenol PRINT or Motrin PRINT
or 1/3 RP or $3/2 Motrin from 11/22 SS

NEXT Hand Over: $1.50/1 from Walgreens March Coupon Book

Motrin Deal:
Buy (2) Motrin PM (The March Booklet says must be PM)
Use $3/2 + $1.50 (will deduct twice)

(makes it $0 + Tax)

Starbucks Frappucino $1.25 w/in-adQ
Use $1/1 PRINT

(makes it 25¢ ea!)

Campbells Cooking Soups 79¢ w/in-ad Q
Use $1/4 PRINT

(makes it 55¢ ea!)

Lindsay Olives 99¢ w/in-ad Q
Use $1/2 PRINT

(makes it 49¢ ea)

Nestle Eggs Candy $2.50
Use $1/2 PRINT
Stack WITH $1/2 from Wags March Coupon Book
(makes it $1.50 ea)

Ponds Face Wipes BOGO *Thanks Goodness!  I’ve been using Baby Wipes.
Use (2) $1.50/1 PRINT
(makes them cheap!)

Transaction #1)
Buy Colgate @ $2.99 + 1 Reach Toothbrush @ 99¢
Use $1/1 Colgate Q + $1/1 Reach Q + Reach Store Ad Q
Pay $2 ~ Get $2 RR

Transaction #2)
Buy (6) Kleenex @ $5.97
Use (2) 55¢/1 Q’s + $2 Colgate RR
Pay $2.87 ~ Get $3 RR

Transaction #3)
Buy (2) Purex 3-In-1 @ $9 + Jelly Beans @ 50¢ (Filler!)
Use BOGO + $1/1 + $3 RR + In-Ad Jellybean Q
Pay $1 ~ Get $1 RR

Total Spent: $5.87
(Toothbrush, Toothpaste, 2 Packs Detergent, 6 Boxes Kleenex!)
RR Left Over: $1!



Keep going, or save for next week!

- Thanks IHeartSavingMoney & HotCouponWorld!

NEW: Rite-Aid $3/$15 Printable Q

 ….and it’s a PDF!

That’s right, there is a great new Rite-Aid printable coupon HERE.  You will see the option to save as a PDF – and do it!  That way you can go back and print it whenever you need it until it expires on 3/31.

Now, don’t worry, I’m working on all your Rite-Aid deals right now, they should be up sometime tonight.  I’ll be sure to include a way to use this great coupon in one of our simple scenarios!

Old Navy 50% Off Clearance & $5/$25 Coupon

If you’ve got a little free time this afternoon (I’m going to run over there while the kids are napping!) then you might want to head to Old Navy.  They’re having some great deals:

  • $19 Women’s Jeans
  • $5 Graphic Tees for the Whole Family
  • PLUS – Get a $5 off $25 Coupon by going HERE, clicking on the red&white shirt, then the jeans, then the read & white stripe shirt, then the jeans, and then the lady’s face in the blue box.  Just got mine!

Thanks, Hip2Save!