Monday, June 14, 2010

Starting the Week Off with Some Deals!

I have been rocking the CVS and Walgreens deals (see this week's bounty above) for a while now, thanks to some tips from the Frugalista and a couple great sites that lay the deals out clearly each week (In Good Cents and Hunt 4 Freebies) - I'll get back to those shortly.

This week I decided to try my luck at Meijer and their "10 for $10, 11th for free" deal. Add coupons, including double coupons up to 50 cents, and there are some deals to be had! I bought 38 items (including 22 from the "10" deal), used 17 coupons (6 were doubled) and spent...drumroll please...$34.10.

This is a bit on the high side because I picked up some "impulse" items like balsamic vinegar (to make the Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Marinade over at GOODEness Gracious).

I don't have a Meijer in my hometown, but I'll definitely make the trip again if the right items are on sale AND I have coupons!

Now back to the regularly scheduled savings...

In addition to my shopping, I picked up some items for my mom as well this week (explains the over abundance of toilet paper purchased).

The gals at the make-up counter at my local Walgreens are GREAT. They always make sure I have all the coupons I need to get the best deals possible. However, I came prepared this week.

First, I bought:
Nivea For Men body wash: $5.99 - $1 coupon = $4.99
Schick Hydro 3 razor: $7.99 - $4 coupon = $3.99
But, I got: $10 Register Rewards back!

I turned around and used the $10 Register Rewards, plus another $1 Register Rewards to buy:
2 small boxes of Honey Combs (check out the end caps for this great deal) for $1 per box: $2 - $1 coupon off 2 = $1
4 rolls of toilet paper: $2
4 bags of Hershey candy (for my candy basket at work) for $2.50 each: $10
And, I got: $5 Register Rewards back!

So, in the second transaction, I spent a grand total of $2.84 and took home $5 Register Rewards to use next week.

Now, on to CVS...

I spent a grand total of $2.66 this week at CVS with $9 of Extra Care Bucks (ECB) used.

CVS had a wide range of 10 for $10 items (remember you do NOT have to buy 10 to get the savings). So here are the deals I got:

Lady Speed Stick: $1 - $1 coupon = FREE
Palmolive dish soap: $1 - $.50 coupon = $.50
Ultrabrite toothpaste: $1 = a happy mom
Cottonelle toilet paper: $5.97 - $1 coupon = $4.97 ($.41/roll)
2 Old Spice body washes at $4 each: $8 - B1G1 coupon = $4 (ECB earned)
And I got back $9 in ECBs!

Somehow I got $8 back for the body wash even though there was a 1 item limit - score. I also used my Green Tag Bag ($1 ECB every 4th use).

Be sure to scan your ExtraCare card at the "deal" machine at the CVS store before you checkout. Last week it gave me a $5 off $15 purchase that can be used on your total BEFORE coupons and ECB - just be sure to give it to the cashier before any other coupons.

So there are my deals for the week.

If you have any others, please share!


  1. Are you saying your mom uses an over-abundance of tp? lol! Good shopping! :) I sent Craig to WG for the body wash, too.

  2. You amaze me! I need to use my CVS card more often. I always wait for the free coupons from there, but I only get them like twice a year!

  3. Great blog and buys. Following from FMBT

  4. Always impressed:)I heart Cottonelle!

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  6. I love to shop at Walgreens! I'm visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I signed up to follow you.



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