What types of things would you like to see on this blog? Do you want rebates? Freebies? Specific stores? Online deals? Nothing?
I am doing this blog with you in mind. CVS, Target, and Wal-Mart are three of the stores I will begin listing since they are also located in the Midwest. You can get lots of great deals at Wal-Mart. Please let me know if there is anything that you need. Also, I will begin posting some tips about couponing and store policies, etc. These things will all come into play.
I NEVER pay full price for anything if I can help it.
I will NEVERPAY for these items again: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, most hair products, many medicines
Did you know?
You can "stack" MFQs (manufacturer's coupons) at some stores with their store coupons to get extra savings?
Some stores that allow this: Walgreen's, Rite Aid, CVS, Target, and Food Lion
Unless things have recently changed (I'll check on this): CVS allows you to use a MFQ, plus A CVS coupon, PLUS a discount coupon off the entire purchase (i.e. Save $3 off any $15 purchase)
I'm not a big fan of disposable diapers, HOWEVER, I have been informed that they come in handy from time to time even for the cloth diaper users. So...I will post some diaper deals if they are really good. : )
Click here to see a deal at Walgreens from Sisterly Savings. It's a little bit complicated, especially if you have never shopped at Walgreen's or aren't used to using coupons frequently. But, if you want free diapers, try it out!
First - if you haven't seen the movie "Lars and the Real Girl", you should consider renting it! Very good, funny, and touching.
Second, since my Walgreen's decided NOT to put their July Easy Saver Rebate booklets out (grrr...), I wasn't able to get the great deals I had hoped for...
I still got the Maalox for less than $1, and ended up buying two Revlon eyeshadow compacts (4 colors each, reg. $6.50) for $2.50 with the BOGO (Buy 1, get 1 Free) sale, and 2 $2 off coupons. Not too shabby. I figured I could use them for the wedding.
I'm feeling a little bit better, but I think it's mainly due to the medicine I took earlier. B & I went for a walk on the beach. The sunset was really pretty, and there were a few people out fishing and wading in the bay. During our stroll, we decided that if we buy a house, we are also getting a cat. We both miss having a cat around.
(Sorry, Cayla. I won't be replacing you, it's just that I miss your company! You keep Mom happy now, you little vole and chipmunk killer. I've heard you like to bite the head off the chipmunks...you didn't learn that from me.)
I'm off to work on wedding stuff, and get prepared for the gig tomorrow. Franklin, VA - here we come!
I have actually been doing this for a few years now. It's pretty simple - go next door to BP. I'll even pay a few more cents for Shell. You are driving on the highway, and you need to stop for gas. You see a sign that only has Exxon listed, drive on a few more miles to the next exit. I'm sure other oil companies have done things that should cause us to boycott them as well, but Exxon has screwed over their own countrymen for 15 years now...
Please read this great article written by my college buddy, Ashley Shelby, about the recent (and infuriating) Exxon-Valdez ruling in the Supreme Court.
For the July FAR items click here and visit the Centsible Shopper blog.
RITE AID Crest Pro Health Toothpaste Night $2.99 FAR
Definitions IVC = Walgreen's Easy Saver Catalog Coupons (Instant Value Coupon) found in front of store. The catalog lists all of the rebates. I recommend grabbing two. One as a tracker, one to cut the coupons from. MFQ = Manufacturer's Coupon FAR = Free After Rebate (Rite Aid has a catalog at the front of their stores, too. Sometimes they will also have coupon booklets such as the recent "Beauty the Rite Way")
To all my pals in Indiana, here is a link to a blog, Bargain Bri, that has the current Marsh deals. Note that under most items, she mentions a coupon to use. That's the best part about these blogs! It makes it easier for the rest of us. Since she's local to you, you might want to check back each week and/or subscribe to her blog to keep up on the deals.
Enter code CHEF to get $25 gift certificates for only $5 - 50% off this week until Monday, March 9th at Restaurant.com!
Current Rebate Savings
YTD Total Rebates Requested $160.26
YTD Total Rebates Received $50.97
Money Made with Coupons (in addition to rebates) $25.90
Ebates is a great money-back website designed for the online shopper. I've been using it for less than 6 months, and don't shop online a lot, but I've already made over $29 using various deals and sales!
Copy and paste the link below to sign up - you will get an instant $5.00 (and yes, I will get $5.00, too). Thank you!