Sunday, September 28, 2008

CVS deals week 9/28-10/4

Ugh! Once again we received a test market ad this week (Ohio). The ad is very short with very few deals- only 3 ECB's!!! The only good thing is the deals match up to this week's newspaper coupons.

Campbell's soup or Swanson broth 2/$1 (limit 6)- there is a $0.40/3 coupon for Swanson broth in this Sunday's newspaper insert

Coke/Diet Coke 12 pks 4/$13- get $3 ECB back (limit 1) so pay 4/$10= $2.25 each- any time Coke is under $3 we buy it up!

Folgers 11.3 oz $1.99 (limit 4)- there is a $0.25 off coupon in this week's P&G insert

Softsoap $0.99 (limit 6)- does anyone know of any Softsoap coupons? we did not get any this week

Colgate Total 6 oz 2/$5- get $2 ECB back (limit 2)- use 2- $1 off coupons in this week's paper

VO5 shampoo or conditioner 2/$1 (limit 6)- are there any VO5 coupons out there?

Cover Girl Liquid Makeup $5.49- get $5.49 ECB (limit 1)- there is a $1 off coupon in this week's newspaper insert

That's it for our deals this week! Dear CVS please go back to the old style ad!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Super Saturday- this week at Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle deals week of 9/25-10/1

Here's some of what I bought this week:

Fun size candy $1.88- $1 off 3 coupon online

Campbell's select soups $1.25- $0.50 off 3 coupon in paper

GE large dozen eggs $1.25

Aunt Jemima pancakes or waffles $2- $1 off 2 coupon online

Angel Soft TP or Dixie napkins $1

Dannon Activia or Dan Active yogurt $2- coupon in paper

Not that great a week- so I didn't buy much.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Coupon insert at CVS

I happened to find a coupon insert booklet at CVS near the September Extra Care booklets. It was the only one I saw and I snatched it up. It contains the following CVS/manufacturers coupons:

Dove chocolate $1 off
Styli-Style $2 off
Aquafina, Sobe, Propel, G2 $1 off 2
Blade $2 off
$1 off any CVS brand skincare
$1 off any defining CVS skincare
Colgate max fresh $1 off
Sally Hansen $3 off
Palmer's $2 off
Lady Speed Stick Clinical $2 off
U Smile $2 off
Skin Effects $2 off
Dove Go Fresh $1 off
Cristophe $2 off
$2 off Essence of Beauty

all coupons expire 12/31/08

This Week

This might be the week to just check your pantry and stash of CVS deals and not do any extra shopping. The deals are not that great- just so-so. And the financial news is looking kind of bleak. If you have stocked your freezer and pantry and medicine cabinet, now is a good time to dive in!

A few deals at Giant Eagle week 9/19-9/24:
$3 oyno wyb 5 of the advertised products-
Quaker Instant Oatmeal 2/$5 (there are $1 online coupons at Quaker)
Quaker Chewy Granola bars 5/$10
Aunt Jemima Syrup 5/$10
Aunt Jemima Pancake mix 5/$10
Tropicana OJ 89 oz. 2/$9
Quaker breakfast squares 2/$5

(I did this deal and the $3 catalina did not print! I promptly went to the customer service counter and they very nicely gave me $3 back)

CVS week 9/21-9/27
Children's Claritin deal here
Crest Pro-health rinse 250 ml $2.99 get $2 ECB back (the coupon in the P&G insert is for the larger size)

Friday, September 19, 2008

CVS- Children's Claritin

Deal on Children's Claritin 10 ct. at CVS:

CVS email coupon for $3 off Children's Claritin

Children's Claritin $2 off online coupon

Get $1 ECB back on Children's Claritin in September ECB booklet

Regular price $10.99 - $5 off coupons - $1 ECB = $4.99 final price

Monday, September 15, 2008

CVS week 9/14-9/20

Here's a few good deals at CVS this week:

Purex laundry detergent @2.79- get $1 ECB ($0.50 coupon in paper)

Glade spray $0.99 (BOGO coupon in paper)

Scott paper towels 8 pk $5.29 ($1 off coupon in paper)

Children's Tylenol or Motrin $5.99- get $1 ECB (coupon online here or here)

Tylenol rapid release, or PM, or cold $6.49- get $2 ECB (multiple coupons in paper)

Aleve cold & sinus 10 ct $3.99- get $3 ECB ($1 off coupon online)

Excedrin express gels 20 ct $3.99- get $3.99 ECB

Walgreens week 9/14-9/20

I don't usually shop Walgreens because I don't like their system- but here's a deal on diapers and wipes:

Buy Huggies Diapers or Pull-Ups @ $9.99 get $2 Register Rewards (use $1 or $2 coupon from newspaper insert or online)

buy in a separate transaction:
Huggies baby wipes @ $2.50 (use $0.50 off coupon from newspaper) use $2 Register reward to get them for free or nearly free after sales tax.

You can also turn these in to The Caregivers Marketplace for a rebate.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Giant Eagle- Super Saturday

I think I may have surpassed my greatest percent savings this week at Giant Eagle. Here's the deals I found:

Nutri-grain bars 2/$5- use $1/2 coupon in the Kellogg's insert
Special K cereal 3/$8- use 3 $1 coupons from Vocal Point-
get 1 lb strawberries free- $2.99 value
Bisquick 40 oz- $2- use $1 off coupon online or GM insert
Betty Crocker Muffin mix $2- use $1/2 coupon online or GM insert
Gorton's grilled fish 2/$6- peelie for free Steamfresh veggies
Birdseye Steamfresh vegetables $1
GE brand shredded cheese 2/$5
Michelina's frozen dinnners $1- $0.50 /2 blinkie
Blue Diamond Almond Milk $1.86 (on clearance- shelf stable)
Easy Fries $1
Aunt Jemima breakfasts $1- $1 GE catalina
Butterball sliced turkey lunchmeat $3
Kraft Mac-n-cheese crakers $1.50 (this is a great price)
Motts applesauce packs $2
GE flaked coconut $1
GE brown sugar $0.89
Kraft Swirl marshmallows $1.25- $0.55 in-store coupon
Ground turkey $2.90 (mark down)
Ground beef $2.82 (mark down)
Yoplait yogurt 20/$10- $0.40/6 coupon
Cheerios snacks $2- $1 off online coupon
Chex mix $2- $1 off online coupon
Red Pack can tomatoes $1
Progresso soup 8/$10- $0.55 coupon
Bounty paper napkins $1.69
Grapes red seedless $0.99/lb

I ended up spending $59.05- my receipt said I saved 42% or $43.66!
(My store continues to offer $0.15 fuel perks on every $50 spent.)

Sleep Number Bed

My husband and I had the chance to stay overnight at a Radisson Hotel and they have the Select Comfort "Sleep Number" beds. I have to say I was less than impressed. First of all, the beds make a noise like a vacuum cleaner when you are inflating the bed to your preferred sleep number. And the bed is not that comfortable. I'm glad we got the chance to try one out. I mean it was OK- but even set at 40 I thought it was very hard- and I usually like a firm mattress. Let's just say at about $1500 for their "economy" line king-sized bed, you would expect a little more comfort. So if you are even considering one, check out a Radisson Hotel first. The noise it makes was the biggest draw back to me.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


The Working Mom has a confession to make- I am now a Stay At Home Mom. Not by choice but about 10 weeks ago I was laid off from my full-time job. I was given a severance package so I am still collecting a weekly paycheck. It's really strange to not go to work every day- but I am enjoying my time off with my daughter. She just started preschool this fall- so now I am looking for a new job. Being a SAHM sure does keep me busy though!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CVS week of 9/7-9/13

Kind of a weak week this week at CVS. The only things I bought were:

Buy 1 Revlon Nail Color at $3.99 (Sun & Mon only), Get $3 ECBs (Limit 3) (there are supposed to be coupons out there but I didn't find any)

Alavert--on sale for $5.99. There is a $2 off peelie on the box.

Buy 1 L’Oreal Age Perfect, Revitalift or Skin Genesis at $5.99, Get $5.99 ECBs (Limit 1) (there are supposed to be coupons out there but I didn't find any)

Aussie or Herbal Essences: $2.49, get $1 ECB (limit 2)Sun & Mon only; after Mon $2.99 each.(there are coupons in this Sunday's paper)

Here is a good tip: all the summer stuff is on clearance 75% off- I was able to stock up on summer toys, swim diapers, sunscreen and bug spray!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Giant Eagle week 9/4-9/10

This is a really good Giant Eagle week as there are a lot of internet coupons out there. Plus check your store for a coupon booklet from General Mills called "Eat At Home For Less"- tons of great coupons inside from Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, etc. Or go here to get many of the same coupons online from Betty Crocker.

GE brand milk gallon 2/$
Cheerios cereal 5/$10 (use your Cheerios challenge $1 coupons to get Cheerios for $1)
Coke/Sprite 12 pks 3/$9
Lean Cuisine 5/$10 ($1 coupon online)
Wishbone salad dressing 2/$4
Planters Peanuts 2/$4
Knorr side dishes 4/$5
Bertolli Dinners $6.99 ($1.50 coupon from paper)
Hershey's Bliss Chocolate 2/$6 ($1 coupon online)
San Giorigio Pasta 10/$10
Breyers yogurt 20/$10
Blue Bonnet margerine 10/$9

Yoplait kids yogurt 4/$10 (coupon)

buy 10 items get 100 labels for education points:
Campbell's tomato or chicken noodle soup 5/$3

$3 oyno wyb $10 of the following:
Cascadian Farm cereal $3.49 ($1 off coupon)
Cascadian Granola bars 2/$6 ($1 off coupon)
Cascadian frozen fruit 2/$7 ($1 off coupon)
Cascadian frozen vegetables 4/$9 ($1 off coupon)
Muir Glen pasta sauce 2/$6 ($1 off coupon)

buy 10 items get 50 bonus box tops for education:
Betty Crocker brownie or muffin mix 10/$10 (coupon)
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel 5/$10 (coupon)
Kleenex 3/$3.99

Kotex 5/$10 ($1 off coupon)

Monday, September 1, 2008

CVS deals week 8/31-9/6

Here are some CVS deals for week of 8/31-9/6 (the new September ECB book will be out Monday):

Charmin 12 pk $6.49 (coupon in paper)
Bounty 8 pk $6.49 (coupon in paper)
Dawn $0.99 (coupon in paper)
Tide laundry $5.49 (coupon in paper)
Cover Girl Wetslicks $5.99 get $5.99 ECB so FREE (coupon in paper)
Select Cover Girl makeup BOGO (coupon in paper)
Gillette Venus razor $9.99 get $3 ECB (coupon in paper)
Colgate toothpaste $2.99 get $2 ECB (online coupon)