Walgreens: Special K Cereal $1.24

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Right now you can pick up Special K Cereal for $1.24 at Walgreens! Please note that at least one box will need to be the Red Berries variety so you can use your coupon. Check it out…

Buy (1) Special K Cereal Red Berries, 2/$6 (B1G1 Free)
Buy (1) Special K Cereal 10.8-12.5 oz, 2/$6 (B1G1 Free)

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CVS Top Deals Week of 5/1/16

 

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Here are the top deals in the upcoming CVS ad beginning 5/1/16!   There is a $10/$40 Facial Care coupon printing at the CVS machine. Make sure to come back tomorrow afternoon for the drug store deal scenario.

Buy 1 Colgate Total Toothpaste at $2.49, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $2/1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartSource insert
Free, $0.51 moneymaker after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Brut or Sure Deodorant at $1.75, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartSource insert
Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 3 Hallmark Card at $1.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1) – may be regional
Use $3/3 printable
Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 SoftSoap Premium Hand Soap at $2.88, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartSource insert
$0.88 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Hershey King Size Snack Bites at $1.88, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 1)
$0.88 after ECBs

Buy 1 SoftSoap Body Wash at $3.49, Get $1.50 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartSource insert
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 3 L’Oreal Advanced Shampoo at $4, Get $6 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 printable
$1 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 Speed Stick Deodorant at $2.75, Get $2.50 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartrSource insert
$1 each after coupons and ECBs

Buy 2 GEAR Deodorant at $4, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use B1G1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartSource insert
$1 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Revlon Nail Polish at $4.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 6)
$1.99 after ECBs

Buy 2 Nivea Body Wash at $6.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3/2 printable or $3/2 coupon from the 4/17 RedPlum insert
$2.99 each after coupon and ECBs

Spend $20, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*

Buy 4 Tide Detergent – $5.94

  • Use $2/1 coupon from the 5/1 P&G insert
  • Pay $15.76 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
  • $2.69 each after coupon and ECBs

OR

Buy 2 Charmin Toilet Paper (16 pk) or Bounty Paper Towels (12 pk) – $9.99

  • Use $.50/1, $.25/1 printable or $1/2 coupon from the 5/1 P&G insert
  • Pay $18.98 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
  • $6.99 each or $0.44 per roll or $.58 per paper towel roll

OR

Buy 2 Pampers Diapers – $8.99
Buy 2 Dawn Soap or Puffs Tissues- $0.99

Other Deals In Ad

Buy 1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste – $3.99
Use $2/1 coupon from the 5/1 SmartSource insert
Use $1/1 CVS coupon
Free after coupon and ECBs

Tide Pods or Gain Flings – $4.94
Use $2/1 coupon from the 5/1 P&G insert
$2.94 after coupon

See all the top deals at CVS this week.

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Walgreens: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes $1.20 (+ Aveeno Baby Body Wash or Lotion $1.39!)

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Right now you can get a great deal on Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes and Aveeno Baby Body Wash or Lotion! Here’s how to work the deals:

Buy (4) Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes 25 ct, 2/$10

  • Use $3/2 Neutrogena coupon (must take quiz for coupon)
  • Use $2/2 Neutrogena coupon from 3/13 RedPlum insert
  • Pay $15 out of pocket, Get 10,000 Balance Reward Points and 200 Everyday Points
  • $1.20 each after coupons and points

Buy (3) Aveeno Baby Body Wash or Daily Moisture Lotion, $6.79 each

  • Use $1/1 Aveeno printable or from 4/3 SmartSource insert
  • Use $2/2 Aveeno printable
  • Pay $17.37 out of pocket, Get 10,000 Balance Reward Points, 200 Everyday Points, and $3 RR
  • $1.39 each after coupons and points

Find more great deals at Walgreens this week.

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Shannon’s CVS Trip: Spent $5 for 12 Items –$75 in Products WOOT!

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Here’s what I grabbed at CVS for $4.89 after coupons and ECBs for $75 in products!  I had a $10 off when you spend $40 coupon emailed to me, so I put it to good use. :)

Transaction #1

Bought 2 Suave Shampoo – $3

  • Used (2) $1.50/1 coupon from the 4/24 RedPlum insert

Bought 2 Colgate Toothpaste Twin Pack – $6.79 and $4.49 

Bought 2 Tresemme Shampoo – $2.49 and $4.99

  • Used (2) $1/1 coupon emailed to me

Bought 2 Scunci Hair Wraps – $4.99
Bought 1 Scope Mouthwash – $4.99

Bought 1 Gillette Shave Gel – $2.99
Bought 2 Radiant Vitamins – $4.49 and $5.49

  • Used $10/$40 coupon emailed to me
  • Used $22 ECBs from last week—- how in the world I have to many I have no idea……
  • Paid $11.89 out of pocket—way more than I thought, Got $29 ECBs WOW!!!

I paid $11.89 (YIKES!) out of pocket, and gained $7 in ECBs.  All in all that means I spent $4.89 for 12 items after coupons and ECBs!

Here are the deals I saw:

 

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Buy 2 Radiance Vitamins at $4.49, Get $10 ECBs

  • Free, $1 moneymaker after ECBs

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Scope Mouthwash at $4.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 2)

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Buy 1 Gillette Shave Gel – $2.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1) 

  • Free after ECBs

Buy 2 Tresemme Shampoo at $4.99, Get $5 ECBs (Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF)

  • $1.25 each after ECBs

See all the top deals at CVS this week.

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*New at Walgreens* Earn and Redeem Balance Rewards Points in Same Transaction!

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Exciting news, Walgreens shoppers! You can now earn AND redeem Balance Rewards Points in the same transaction! This is only on “unit offers” (like “Buy 1, Get 2,000 Points”). You will not earn points on transactions that you use your points to pay for a spending threshold (like “Buy $25 worth, Get 5,000 Points), so you’ll probably want to avoid using your points on those purchases.

This will make using up your points even easier ~ love it! So if you purchase an item that earns you 1,000 points, and you have 2,000 points from a precious transaction, you can get $2 off your purchase thanks to your old points, and also earn 1,000 points ($1) towards your next purchase.

Thanks, Wild For Wags! Find more great deals at Walgreens this week.

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CVS: Scope Mouthwash Moneymaker

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At CVS right now you can get a moneymaker on Scope Mouthwash! These are great for donating to your local homeless shelter if you’ve got plenty at home.

Buy (1) Scope Outlast Mouthwash 500mL, $3.59

Buy (1) Scope Outlast Mouthwash 1 L, $4.99

See all the top deals at CVS this week.

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CVS Drug Store Deal Of The Week: 8 Items $.49 Each

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CVS has some good deals on PACT Ocean Spray Juice, Gold Emblem, Colgate Toothpaste and Suave Shampoo.  Here’s my top scenario of the week:

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CVS Top Deals Week of 4/24

 

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Here are the top deals in the upcoming CVS ad beginning 4/24/16!   Make sure to come back tomorrow afternoon for the drug store deal scenario.

Buy 2 PACT Ocean Spray Juice at $1.50, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Colgate Toothpaste at $3.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1, $.50/1 coupon from the 4/17 SmartSource
$0.49 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Scope Mouthwash at $4.49, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $0.75/1 printable
$0.74 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Colgate Toothpaste Twin Pack at $5.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $2/1 printable available 4/23 or $2/1 coupon from the 4/17 SmartSource insert
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 Suave Shampoo at $3, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/2 printable
$1 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Huggies Diapers at $8.99, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 printable or $2/1 coupon from the 4/17 SmartSource insert
$5.99 after coupon and ECBs

Spend $20, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*

Buy 2 Scott Paper Towels (6 pk) – $5.49
Buy 1 Scott Toilet Papers (12 – 18 pk) – $6.99
Buy 2 Kleenex Tissues -$1

Other Deals In Ad

Gold Emblem Popcorn – $1
Use $1/1 printable
Free after coupon

Palmolive Dish Soap – $0.99
Use $.25/1 printable or $0.25/1 coupon from the 4/10 SmartSource insert
Use $.25/1 CVS app coupon
$0.49 after coupons

 

See all the top deals at CVS this week.

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Walgreens: Free Mars Snickers Crisper Fun Size Candy Bag (No Coupons Needed!)

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At Walgreens right now you can get a free bag of Mars Snickers Crisper Candy Fun Size, no coupons needed! You can also print your coupons now to get a free Glade Automatic Spray Starter Kit staring 4/24.

Buy (1) Mars Snickers Crisper Candy Fun Size Bag 10.61 oz, $3

  • Pay $3 out of pocket, Get $3 RR
  • Free after RR

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Starting 4/24:

Buy (1) Glade Automatic Spray Starter Kit, $4.99

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Are Coupons Still Worth It?

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Way back in 2009 when I started Passionate Penny Pincher (Publix Penny Pincher back then), I spent hours saving big using coupons, and couldn’t wait to share my deals each day.

 

but then a few things changed.

 

TLC’s Extreme Couponing started.

 

Printable coupons became more popular.

 

And it wasn’t much later that coupon fraud was on the rise.

 

When first starting here I honestly had weeks where I fed our family of five for $40 using coupons. (It was so fun ~ goodness there’s just nothing like that coupon-crazed-shopping-adrenaline high!)

 

But then.

 

My kids got bigger.

 

I got busier.

 

And way too often I just don’t have time to coupon these days.

 

Honestly? I kind of miss that coupon-crazed-shopping-adrenaline high. 

 

(I know. I need a life. jeesh.)

 

But I’m not yet convinced the deals aren’t there. 

 

I’ve seen people say that couponing is dead.

 

That it’s just not worth it.

 

And honestly, so many of the places where you (PPP readers) seem interested in saving is online. 

 

Which I totally, 100% get.

 

But. :) 

 

Folks, let me tell you there are still deals to be had.

 

For. real. 

 

Yesterday I went to CVS and picked up free deodorant.

 

And free shampoo.

 

 

And 49¢ toothpaste.

 

My little stockpile was screaming for more. :) 

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Then I grabbed 39¢ dish soap.

 

And super cheap toilet paper.

 

And hauled home a whole mess of bargain Brawny paper towels.

 

You know what? 

 

I can still be a coupon rockstar. :)

 

And the deals really are still there.

 

Suc.cess.  

 

So if you need to take control of your finances.

 

If you just can’t manage to stay in your grocery budget.

 

I just want to encourage you that with a little work and research you can save big too.

 

You’re welcome.

 

Here’s what my trip looked like yesterday: 

 

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Transaction #1

Bought 2 L’Oreal Shampoo – $4
Bought 2 Brookside Bars- $1
Bought 2 Speed Stick GEAR – $4
Bought 2 Optic Toothpaste – $3.49

Bought 1 Ajax Soap – $.39 after coupon from CVS coupon machine

  • Used (2)  $2/1 Speed Stick printable
  • Used coupon from CVS red coupon machine to make Ajax $.39
  • Use $.50/2 Brookside coupons from the 4/17 SmartSource insert
  • Used $4/2 L’Oreal coupon from the 4/10 RedPlum insert (can also use (2) $1/1 L’oreal printable coupons
  • Used $2/2 Colgate toothpaste printing at the CVS coupon machine (can also use $1/1 Colgate recent printable or $.50/1 coupon from the 4/23 SmartSource insert
  • Paid $15.87 out of pocket, got $14 back in Extra Care Bucks (basically making everything in the first transaction $1.87 ~ not too shabby!)

Transaction #2

Bought 2 6 pack Brawny paper towels $5

Bought 2 Quilted Northern toilet papers $5

Bought 2 Colgate Twin Pack – $6.79 Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF (first one is $6.79, second is #3.39)

  • Used (2) $2/1 Colgate coupon from the 4/23 SmartSource insert or (2) $2/1 printable
  • Used $14 in Extra Care Bucks from Transaction #1
  • Paid $12.78 out of pocket, got $10 in Extra Care Bucks

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And here was my friend Shannon’s crazy trip this week (she made $1 when she bought everything above!) 

Transaction #1

Bought 2 L’Oreal Shampoo – $4
Bought 2 Brookside Bars- $1
Bought 2 Speed Stick GEAR – $4
Bought 2 Optic Toothpaste – $3.49

  • Used (2)  $2/1 Speed Stick printable
  • Used $4/2 L’Oreal coupon from the 4/10 RedPlum insert
  • Used $1/1 Colgate recent printable can use  $.50/1 coupon from the 4/23 SmartSource insert
  • Used $5/$20 CVS Coupon emailed
  • Used $11 ECBs from last week
  • Paid $1.89 out of pocket, Got $14 ECBs

I promise, “extreme” couponing (ahem strategic shopping) isn’t easy but it can still be worth it. If you feel overwhelmed by your finances I know this really can work, and you are the only one who has control of your finances, so determine to win in this area of your life.

 

You can download my printable guide with every thing you need to learn how to shop well at the drug stores over HERE right now for just 99¢ (regularly $3.99 – so this is a steal!), and I promise you can save big too. 

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(And, don’t miss these 15 new Kraft coupons that just popped up today plus check out my video on Facebook explaining exactly how I scored all these deals too.) 

 

Happy happy happy penny pinching! :) 

See all the top deals at CVS this week.

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