Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Free Candy!

Free candy bar of your choice this week when you use your CVS card at the magic coupon machine. On sale this week for $0.99 - $0.99/1 coupon = Free!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

20% Off @ CVS!

Check your email, CVS Reward Members! Just got this in my inbox. Good on all regular-priced merchandise. Just click through to get your in-store coupon!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Crest, Almay and more!

I went in for cosmetics and came out with a few extras, too! Here's the breakdown of my CVS run:

Xtra Detergent  
Regularly $2.99 On sale for $1.99, use $1.00/1 coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine = $0.99!

Crest Toothpaste
Buy $10 in select Crest products, receive $5 ExtraBucks.
3 Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 4.2oz, Regularly $3.79, use three $1.00/1 coupons = $8.37

 Almay Cosmetics  
Buy One, Get One 50% Off.
1 Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara, Regularly $8.49
1 Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara, Regularly $8.49 
1 Almay Clear Complex Concealer, Regularly $8.29
1 Almay Liner, Regularly $8.29
Buy One, Get One Free deal, use two $5.00/2 coupons and one $5.00/$25.00 cosmetic coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine = $10.16!

I also used $4 ExtraBucks from a previous trip.

Total Before Coupons and Sales: $47.92
Total After Coupons: $15.52, plus $5 ExtraBucks to spend later!

Oh, and the Ragu? On sale at Market Basket 2/$4.00. Use two $1.00/2 coupons (there are several hanging on the shelves!) and get them for $1.00 a piece!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

This Week's CVS Deals

Just a quick summary of some of the best CVS deals this week:

Xtra liquid laundry detergent, $1.99
Use $1.00/1 Instant Coupon from the CVS Magic Coupon Machine (as I fondly refer to it)
Final Price: $0.99
Stride Gum 14 ct., 2 for $2.00
Buy two for $2.00, receive $1.00 ExtraBucks, Limit one
Buy two. Use $1.00/2 coupon. Pay $1.00, receive $1.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: FREE
Brookside Dark Chocolate Trial Size, 0.8 oz $0.67
Buy one, Receive $0.67 ExtraBucks, Limit one
Buy one. Pay $0.67, Receive $0.67 ExtraBucks

Final Price: FREE
Almay Cosmetics BOGO50% off
Buy two, use $5/2 printable coupon 
Final Price: VariesPhysician's Formula Skin Care or Cosmetics
Buy one product with a regular retail of $6.49 or more, receive $6 off.
Use $1.00/1 coupon on a product valued at $6.49 (concealer stick)
Final Price: FREE, plus $0.49 money maker!
Glade Spray, 8-9oz, $1.00
Buy two, use $2.00/2 coupon
Final Price: FREE
Spend $12 on Colgate, Softsoap, and Speedstick products listed in ad, receive $6 ExtraBucks.
Deal idea from KrazyCouponLady.com: 
Buy two Softsoap Body Wash, 15-18 oz $3.50
Buy three Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4-4.2 oz $1.99
Use two $1.00/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12 oz or larger or bar soap
And use three $0.75/1 Colgate Total Zx Proshield, Colgate Total Advanced, Colgate Optic White or Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger

Pay $8.72, Receive $6.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $0.54 each when you buy all five
Spend $15 on Dove, Caress, Lever or Degree products listed in the ad, receive $5 ExtraBucks.
Deal idea:
Buy 1 Men's Degree motionSENSE deodorant (if included in sale), $4.00
Buy 1 Woman's Degree motionSENSE deodorant (if included in sale), $4.00
Buy 1 Men's Dove Men+Care deodorant (if included in sale), $4.00
Buy 1 Woman's Dove deodorant, $4.00
Use one $1.00/1 Degree Men's motionSENSE product, one $1.00/1 Degree Women's motionSENSE product, one $1.00/1 Men's Dove+Care Antiperspirant or Deodorant and one $1.00/1 Woman's Dove go sleeveless, go fresh, ClearTone or any onn ay one Clinical Protection Antiperspirant or Deodorant.
Pay $12, Receive $5 ExtraBucks
RightGuard Deodorant, 2 for $6.00
Buy two for $6.00, receive $1.50 ExtraBucks, Limit one
Buy two, use $1.50/2 coupon
Pay $4.50, Receive $1.50 ExtraBucks
Spend $15 on John Frieda hair care, skin care color or select Jergen, Curel and Biore products listed in the ad, receive $5 ExtraBucks
Use $1.00/1 – Curel Moisturizer, 7.5 oz or Larger
Or $1.00/1 – Curel Moisturizer, 7.5 oz or Larger
Or $1.00/1 – Biore Acne Clearing Scrub, 4.5 oz or larger 

Or $2.00/1 John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hair Care product

Tip: Search Google for coupons listed above so you can print multiples!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Dear friends and fellow couponers,

Four and a half years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and our world turned upside down. It was surreal. She's healthy, a strong woman of faith and my best friend. It seemed impossible for someone so healthy, both physically and spiritually, to be diagnosed with such a devastating disease. 

But she was. And she was forced to fight.

After treatment and surgery, I am happy to report that my mom is now cancer free. I am so thankful that God blessed us with healing, but our fight didn't stop the day cancer was eradicated from her body. Our fight began the day of her diagnosis and it won’t end until we find a cure – for every woman past, present and future who will stare breast cancer in the face.

For the fourth year, my mom and I will be walking 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer May 18th and 19th.The first year, my mom was still recovering from treatments and the finish line met us with mixed emotions. The years that followed were preceded by good prognosis reports and a bright future, making each year a little sweeter than the last.

Although my mom and I are the ones who walk the route, there are dozens of people walking in spirit with us as they support our efforts year after year. For that, I thank you. We couldn't do it without those who support us financially and prayerfully along the way.

Breast cancer does not discriminate. We are all candidates, and one in every eight women will hear the words, "It's cancer." Would you help me fight it? If you donate today, your gift will go towards research, treatment options and to the underinsured women who cannot afford routine  mammograms. We're not just working toward a cure, you're financial support goes to work right away. $25 provides test tubes and supplies for breast cancer research laboratories. $35 pays for a home-delivered meal for a patient undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. And just $150 gives an uninsured woman a mammogram - which could save her life.

Thank you in advance for your support. You are such a blessing and are making a tremendous difference.

Walking for a cure,



Endorse App

Good morning, Couponers!

A friend of mine informed me that there's a few apps just like Ibotta that could help me save more on groceries. There's Endorse and ShopKick. I downloaded both, but have only used Endorse and thought I'd let you know how it turned out.

At Market Basket last week I bought two (BIG) boxes of Lucky Charms that were on sale for $3.00 each. I used two $0.60/1 coupons, bringing my total to $4.80 for both. I then used the Endorse app and uploaded my receipt. I saved an additional 20% (aka. $1.20), bringing the "real" out-of-pocket total to $3.60. Not bad!

You can earn up to 100% back on select purchase, too! All you have to do is browse the offers that Endorse sends you and upload a photo of your receipt after you purchase the products that catch your eye. You'll earn cash back and points redeemable for charitable donations made in your name.

Pretty cool!

Monday, April 1, 2013

CVS Amazingness!

This is a good week at good 'ol CVS. And I love the fact that there's one just 10 minutes away from our new home. 

When I went in today, I had in my pocket $12.50 in ExtraBucks rewards. That's key to all the deals I'm about to share with you. To learn more about ExtraBucks, go here. To make the most of your ExtraBucks Rewards, spend them on products that will earn you more ExtraBucks. For example, let's say I have $10 in ExtraBucks and purchase $10 in toothpaste. If I spend $10 in toothpaste, I'll get $3 ExtraBucks back. So, I get to the register, they ring up my toothpaste, and the total is $10. I pay with the $10 ExtraBucks that I had from a previous trip and get $3 ExtraBucks back. Free toothpaste, plus money to spend later!

Now (pushing my side story... aside) let's get back to the CVS deals this week. I walked into the store with $12.50 ExtraBucks and my CVS reward card. If you don't have one, get one. :) I then when to the magic coupon machine and scanned my card and out popped a few coupons:

$2 off any $10 pain medicine purchase
$2 off any $5 feminine hygiene or sanitary product purchase
$5 off any $25 cosmetic purchase (saving this for my next shopping trip!)
$3 off any $9 purchase of tampons, pads or liners
$2 off any vitamin purchase of $8 or more
$4.99 off a Clear shampoo

It's important to note that these store coupons are good on the value of the product before coupons. So, I can buy $8 in vitamins, use the $2 off $8 vitamin purchase PLUS newspaper coupons for additional savings.

Then I went shopping. I bought:
  • 1 Clear Shampoo (Regularly $6.99, on sale for $4.99)
  • 5 Suave Body Washes (Regularly $2.77, on sale for $2.00. Get $3 ExtraBucks when you spend $10 on Suave Body Washes)
  • 4 Dawn Soaps (Regularly $1.77, on sale for $0.99)
  • 1 CVS Ibuprofen 50 ct. ($4.49)
  • 1 CVS Asprin 300 ct. ($6.49) - medicine wasn't on sale, but hubby just had surgery, so we needed to stock up!
  • 1 Crest Toothpaste (Regularly $4.99, on sale for $3.49. Get $1 ExtraBuck when you buy one Crest)
When I got to the counter, they scanned my CVS card and the sale prices were immediately reflected. Then I handed over my coupons.

I used:
  • The $4.99/1 CVS coupon from the magic coupon machine making the Clear Shampoo FREE. 
  • Two $1.00/2 coupons for the Suave Body Washes.
  • A $1.00/2 Dawn Hand Renewal soaps, $0.50/1 Dawn and $0.20/1 Dawn coupons for each of the Dawn soaps.
  • The CVS coupon for $2 off an $8 purchase of pain medicine.
  • A $1.00/1 Crest toothpaste coupon
  • And last, but certainly not least, $12.50 ExtraBucks

Grand total: $9.03 for $43.89 in product. PLUS, I got $4.00 ExtraBucks Rewards to spend on my next shopping trip! 

This is how ExtraBucks, and similar reward programs, can be so valuable.

Then I got home, and used my ibotta app to scan my store receipt. I earned $0.75 on the Clear Shampoo making this product a money maker this week!

Happy shopping!