Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rite Aid Deals 08/29 thru 09/04

Rite Aid has some great advertised deals this week. And don't forget that many stores are also reducing a lot of merchandise 50% due to remodeling!

These are the deals that most interest me:

Nivea Lip Care – $2.99 each
Get $1.99 SCR
Get $1.00 UPR
Use $1.00/1 coupon (September All You Magazine)
FREE plus overage after SCR, UPR, and coupon

Pantene Restore Beautiful Lengths Hair Care – $4.00 each
Get $2.00 UPR
Use $2.00/1 coupon (08/29 P&G)
FREE after coupon and UPR

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers – $8.99 each
Get $2.00 UPR
Use $3.00/1 coupon (VocalPoint, expires 08/31/10)
$3.99 after UPR and coupon

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups at For the Mommas.

Walgreens Deals – 08/29 thru 09/04

There are some good-looking Register Reward deals at Walgreens this week. The following one especially catches my eye:

Buy two Soft Soap Body Wash or Irish Spring Body Wash – $3.50 each
Get $5.00 Register Rewards
Use $1.00/1 coupon (September All You Magazine)
$0.50 each after coupon and RRs

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups at Money Saving Mom.

CVS Deals – 08/29 thru 09/04

There are some good grocery deals at CVS this week!

Nescafe Taster’s Choice – $1.00 each
Buy two and use B1G1 printable coupon
Also use $0.75/1 printable coupon
$0.25 for two after coupons

Campbell’s Condensed Soups – $0.50 each (Limit 10)
Buy two and use $0.50/2 printable coupon
$0.25 each after coupon

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups at The Thrifty Mama.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Basic Economics!

On the way home from the grocery store one evening last week, I found myself trying to explain basic economics to my four-and-a-half-year-old, including the Scriptures' admonition to work.

I asked: "How do Mommy and Daddy buy food?"

Without even a moment's hesitation, she replied: "With coupons!"

I had to laugh right out loud!

And after the deals at CVS, Walgreens, and (especially!) Rite Aid this week, I can see where she gets that idea... (And all deals are good until Saturday!)

It's been awhile, but I'm again joining Sharon at Good, True, and Beautiful – Just for the Joy of It – sharing one of those little moments in life that brings a big smile!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is my adapted “healthful” version of a friend’s recipe.

These have quickly become a favorite! After all, everything’s better with chocolate – especially dark chocolate!

In a mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup bread flour
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

In another mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients:
1 egg
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Fold in:
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
¾ cup chocolate chips

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for five minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

This recipe makes 12 to 16 muffins.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hurrah for Rite Aid!

This seems to be the season for deals at Rite Aid – especially if stores in your vicinity are remodeling and have reduced many items by 50%!

I ended up going to one store for the Huggies diapers deal and then to two other stores for the bathroom tissue deal. (I was told by one manager that Rite Aid will be merging with Save-a-Lot.) The up side of the remodeling is the 50% off! The down side is that some items are out of stock. That was the case when I went looking for the bathroom tissue deal today.

I ended up modifying my hopeful scenario, finding reduced items for which I also had coupons in order to use the $5 off $25 purchase Rite Aid coupon at the first store, and then buying the rest of the bathroom tissue needed to complete that deal (and qualify for $10 in rebates!) at the second store.

The end result was all of this for only $8.73 – after coupons, store rewards, rebates, discounts, and a $10 gift card from an earlier diaper deal!

If I had remembered to stack another $0.50 coupon and use the $2.00 +UP Rewards from the diaper deal, I could have reduced the "out of pocket" by that much more!

And the manager at one store told me to check back next week for even more deals!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rite Aid Deals – 08/22 thru 08/28

This is looking like a Visit All Three Drugstores Week!

Rite Aid has great deals going on both diapers and toilet paper:

Huggies Jumbo Pack, Pull-Ups, or Goodnights – $8.99 each
Get $2.00 +UP Rewards
Use $2.50/1 coupon (from recent mailer)
OR use $2.00/1 printable coupon
Stack with $2.00/1 Rite Aid August Video Values coupon
$2.49 or $2.99 after coupons and +UPR

Buy four Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue – $6.49 each
Use $5 off $25 purchase Rite Aid coupon*
Stack with two $0.50/1 coupons (SmartSource 08/15)
Stack with $1.00/1 coupon (All You, July 2010)
Stack with $1.00/1 Rite Aid August Video Values coupon
Submit for Single Check Rebate #10 and get $5.00
Submit for Single Check Rebate #148 and get another $5.00
$1.99 each after coupons and SCRs
(Get an even better deal by using more SmartSource coupons – if you have them!)

*Watch twenty Rite Aid Video Values (averaging 30 seconds each) and earn a $5 off $25 purchase coupon (expires 08/28/10).

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups at For the Mommas. She also explains Rite Aid's new +UP program and provides a link to Rite Aid's new coupon policy.

Walgreens Deals – 08/22 thru 08/28

One main deal gets my attention at Walgreens this week!

Buy two Kellogg’s Cereals – $2.50 each
Get $2.00 RRs
Use $1.00/2 printable coupon
$1.00 each after coupon and RRs

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups at Common Sense with Money.

CVS Deals – 08/22 thru 08/28

The “money maker” deal I’m interested in at CVS this week looks like a repeat from last week! It’s a good deal if you’re just getting started at CVS or are trying to (re)build a stash of ECBs.

Blink Gel Tears – $7.99
Get $7.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon
FREE plus overage after coupon and ECBs

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups at The Thrifty Mama.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Join the Baby Club at Publix Supermarkets!

Those who live in the southeastern United States* and are expecting a baby (or already have one who is under two years old), are eligible to join the Publix Baby Club! Membership is free and benefits include coupons, newsletters (with miscellaneous parenting advice, quick and easy recipes, etc.), and for first-time parents a free book: Caring for Your Baby and Young Child ($20 value) from the Academy of Pediatrics.

I'm a returning member, and here are the great deals I got just yesterday!

All items (except two which were part of B1G1 deals) were free!

You can also sign up for the Publix Preschool Pals Club.

*Grandparents who live in southeastern States (including FL, GA, SC, AL, or TN) can also sign up for their grandchildren!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Huggies Little Movers Jeans Deal at CVS!

Aren't these cute?!

Be sure to scan your Extra Care Card when you go to CVS; I did so this evening and got a $4.00/1 coupon for Huggies Little Movers Jeans – currently on sale!

Here's the deal:

Buy two Huggies Little Movers Jeans – $8.99 each
Use $4.00/1 CVS coupon
Stack with $3.50/2 printable coupon (links here)
$5.24 each after coupons when you buy two

Because I have a coupon from a recent mailer, I'm planning to get an even better deal!

Buy one Huggies Little Movers Jeans – $8.99 each
Use $4.00/1 CVS coupon
Stack with $2.50/1 coupon (from recent mailer)
$2.49 after coupons

Gotta love CVS!

CVS Deals – 08/15 thru 08/21

Well, it's been a long while since I've been in a CVS. (They didn't have them out west where we were traveling for six weeks...) So, I'm looking forward to getting some deals this week! I'll probably make several trips so I can better maximize the ECBs.

Blink Tears Drops – $8.99
Get $8.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon
OR use $1.00/1 coupon (RedPlum 08/15)
FREE plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Kellogg’s Cereals – three for $10
Get $5.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $0.75/1 plus $1.00/2 printable coupons
OR use $1.00/3 coupon (RedPlum 08/01)
$1.08 or $1.33 each after coupons and ECBs

I'm keeping it simple this week since I'm essentially starting from scratch and building up ECBs once again...

You can see more deals with coupon match-ups (including a diaper deal!) posted by The Thrifty Mama.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FREE lunch tote from Earth Fare

Sign up for Earth Fare's Healthy Challenge and you'll be able to print a coupon for a FREE insulated lunch tote!

The challenge starts on Wednesday, August 11, and ends on Friday, September 17.

Besides the lunch tote, you'll also be able to get other free products throughout the challenge!