Saturday, November 22, 2008

$$$ CVS Dollar Deals 11/23-11/29 $$$$



There are a lot of great deals this coming week at CVS, especially a lot of ECB offers.

Here's my list of items that will be a $1 or less:

Monster Energy Drink $1.50 - $1 ECB on 2 = $1 each (limit 2)
Mentos Gum $.99 - .55/2 = $.75 each
Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation $8.99 - 8.99 ECB - $3 cpn = FREE w/overage after ECB
Revlon B1G1 Nail Color $4.39 - 2/$2 cpn. = 2/$.39
Right Guard Professional Strength $7.99 - $7 ECB = $.99 after ECB
Candy Canes & Stocking Stuffer Candy $.88
Coast & Dial Soap $1.99 - .30 (Dial cpn) - $1 ECB = $.69 after ECB
Gold Emblem bagged candy $.88
VO5 Shampoo $.77

Leave me comments, please...especially if I'm missing a great deal!!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Fantastic CVS Savings


I went to CVS today to take advantage of their great deals this week.

Here's what I bought:

7 Atkins bars $1 each - 7 $1 cpn. = FREE

2 Colgate toothpastes B1G1 $2.79 - 2 $1 cpns. - $1 CVS printed cpn. = FREE + overage

2 boxed Kleenex B1G1 $1.49 - 2 $.40 cpn = $.35 each

2 Maxwell House coffee 11.5 oz B1G1 $4.99 - $1/2 = $3.99

1 package of 3 Chapstick (a needed item!) $4.39


Subtotal = $8.86 after cpns. - $2 ECB - $4 off $20 email cpn
Total savings = $33.70
oop = $2.98!!!


Unfortunately, though, I bought nothing that gave me more ECBs.

Still, a great trip in all.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Maximum CVS Savings


I've recently received some inquiries about CVS, so I thought I would address them.

The first thing you need to know about shopping at CVS is you MUST have a CVS Extra Care card. I cannot believe the people I get behind in the line who don't have a card and won't take the time to register. Registration is free and easy. Basically, if you don't have the card, you don't get their sale prices. It's that simple. To register online, go to their webpage at www.cvs.com

The second aspect of effective CVS shopping is know your prices! If it's not on sale at CVS, I don't buy it. They tend to run higher on most items. I know one example I personally remember is: Back before I used a lot of coupons, I needed coffee. I had waited until I was almost out, so I had to buy it that day. I did not understand the stockpiling philosophy, and had no extras in the cabinet. So, I went to CVS and their price on the large can of Maxwell House was $10 and something. I couldn't believe it! I left and went next door to the Family Dollar and bought the same item for around $6!! And that's just one example. So the lesson here is, buy at CVS the items that are on sale. And, buy enough to get you to the next time that it will run on sale which is usually a month to 6 weeks. CVS runs good sales and if you combine the sales with manufacturer's coupons, you can get great deals.

The third and final thing you need to understand to maximize your savings at CVS is the Extra Care Bucks (ECBs). Again, in order to receive these, you must have the CVS Extra Care Card. CVS advertises in their weekly circular the ECBs they are offering each week. Most of the time that particular item is also on sale. So, if you combine the sale, the ECBs and then manufacturer's coupons, you can sometimes get the items for FREE or at little cost. Occasionally, when you combine all three of these, CVS will actually be paying you to buy the product. However, the ECBs print at the register and are good towards your next purchase, so they aren't like handing you money. But, in the end, you are getting back more than you are spending.

The best way I have found to use the ECBs is to keep them rolling from one week to another. For example, I currently have only $2 in ECBs this week. I will use those to purchase at least one item this week that will generate more ECBs. That way, they keep 'rolling' over. Now, if the CVS ad doesn't have an item on sale with ECBs that I use or want, I'll wait until next week. Just don't let the ECBs expire!! I can always find something to use them for. But it's best if you can use them to purchase more ECB items.

I hope this had helped you who are new to the CVS program or who have never understood their system. One last note: don't hesitate to get a rain check if they are out of the item. Rainchecks are GOOD things. You can wait until you have more coupons for the items and until they had a good stock of it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

$$$ Dollar Deals at Meijers 11/16-11/22 $$$

Here's the dollar deals at Meijer's this week.

Everything listed here is a $1 or less:

Land o Lakes Butter Spreadable 2/$4 - .50 cpn = $1 each
Green Giant Steamers $.89 - $1 cpn. = FREE
Campbell's Cream soups 4/$3 - $.25/4 cpn.= $.63 each
Eckrich Franks 2/$3 - $1/2 cpn = $1 each
Tennesse Pride Sausage Roll 2/$4 - .55 cpn = $1 each
Progresso Broth 3/$5 - $1 cpn = $.67 each
Wishbone Salad Dressing 3/$4 - .75 cpn = $.33 each
Lawry's Marinade 3/$4 - .75 cpn = $.33 each
Dole Mandarin Oranges $.99 - .55/2cpn. = $.50 each
International Delight Coffee Creamer $.99 - .55 cpn. = FREE
Dannon Activia Yogurt 2/$4 - .50 cpn = $1 each
Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/$4 - .50/2 cpn. = $.83 each
Knorr Rice/Pasta Sides 5/$5 - .75/2cpn = $.50 each
Keebler Pie Shell 3/$4 - .25 cpn = $.83 each
Argo Corn Starch/ Baking Powder $1.29 - .45 cpn. = $.39
Del Monte Veggies 6/$3 -.30 cpn. = $.20 each (cpn is for 50% less salt variety)
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 4/$5 -.25 cpn. = $.75 each
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls 4/$5 - .40 cpn. = $.45 each
Philly Cream Cheese $1.25 - .50/2 = $.75 each

Meijer's coupon policies vary from store to store. I know the Middletown store only doubles 2 of the same coupon. The Milford store has doubled up to 6. The policy is usually printed at the bottom of the front page of the ad.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

P & G Samples and Savings

To receive free Proctor and Gamble samples and savings go to:
http://www.pgbrandsampler.com.
You only need to register once and can revisit their web page occasionally to take advantage of their savings.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dollar Deals for the Week of 11/16

What does a dollar buy these days? If you say not much, then this blog is for you. Every week my purpose will be to list the deals when after using a coupon, the cost will be a $1 or less!! And of course, it's the perfect time to stock up on these items.

CVS Deals:
Nature Made Vitamins B1G1 lowest price is $3.99 - 2 $1 cpns. = $.99 each
Kleenex B1G1 $1.49 - 2 $.40 cpns. = $.35 each
Colgate toothpaste B1G1 (price $1.99 - $3.29) - 2 $1 cpns. = free - 2/$1.29
Revlon Nail & Lip B1G1 lowest price is $3.49 - 2 $2 cpns. = free w/ $.51 overage
Soft & Dri/Dry Idea Deodorant $2.99 - $2 ECB - $.50 cpn = $.49 after ECB
Atkins Single Bars $1 - $1 cpn. = free

Kroger Deals:
Dole Fruit 10/$10 - $.55/2 cpn. doubled = 2/$1
McCormick Grinders 10/$10 - $.25 cpn doubled = $.50 each
Green Giant Boxed Veggies 10/$10 - $.50/2 cpn. doubled = 2/$1
Tennessee Pride Sausage Gravy 10/$10 - $.55 cpn. doubled = FREE
Wishbone Salad Dressing $1.99 - $.75 cpn. doubled = $.99
Wrigley's Gum 10/$10 - B1G1 cpn. = 2/$1
Hersheys Chocolate 2/$4 - 2 $1 cpns. = $1 each (coupon is for the dark chocolate)

Walgreen's Deals:
Puffs Tissues $.99 w/ WAGS cpn. -.25 cpn. =$.74 (limit 2)
French's Fried Onions $1.29 w/ WAGS cpn. - .74 cpn = $.54 (limit 3)
Chex Mix $.99 - .50 cpn = $.49
Sony VHS tape $.99 w/ WAGS cpn.
Scotch tape 3/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.
Berwick Curling Ribbon 3/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.
Christmas Pencils 8/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.
Waterdomes 2/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.
Panty hose $.69 w/ WAGS cpn.
Knee Hi's 3/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.
Nail Polish Remover $.99 w/ WAGS cpn.
Jordana Eye or Lip Liner 2/$1 w/ WAGS cpn
Hydrogen Peroxide 2/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.
Blistex Lip Balm $.99 w/ WAGS cpn. - .25 cpn = $.74 (limit 3)
Reeses/Hersheys single bars $.39 w/ WAGS cpn.
Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce $.79 w/ WAGS cpn. (limit 3)
Walgreens cups or plates $.89 w/ WAGS cpn.
Votive candles 8/$1 w/ WAGS cpn.

WAGS are Walgreen coupons in their ad.

So, enjoy all these great deals. I'll come back later and post on Meijer's. Unfortunately, I do not receive their weekly ad in newpaper, so it takes me a little longer. If I miss any deals, please leave me a comment!

It's Turkey Time!

It's that time of year again and turkeys are on sale with additional discounts available.
Kroger, for example, has their 'Holiday Turkey Savings' going on this week.

Riverside 20 lb. Turkey ~
Regular Price was $1.19 lb. = $23.80 (regular total price)
-$12.00 (savings w/ card)
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You Pay $11.80 = $.59 lb.


Honeysuckle 20 lb. Turkey ~
Regular Price was $1.49 lb. = $29.80 (regular total price)
-$12.00 (savings w/ card)
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You Pay $17.80 = $.89 lb.


Butterball 20 lb. Turkey ~
Regular Price was $1.69 lb. = $33.80 (regular total price)
-$12.00 (savings w/ card)
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You Pay $21.80 = $1.09 lb.

Also, $1 Honeysuckle coupons were in the Sunday, November 16th newspaper inserts for additional savings.

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