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CHEAP ICE CREAM AND BAILEY’S CREAMER

UPDATE:  THIS DEAL WORKS GREAT!  THE ICE CREAMS WERE PRICED AT $5.99 BEFORE THE SALE, AND THE CREAMER WAS $2.29, SO THE CATALINA IS DEFINITELY BASED ON THE SHELF PRICE, NOT THE SALE PRICE.  PAID $8.17, GOT A $7 CATALINA BACK!  MAKES EACH ITEM 29 CENTS!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE BAILEY’S COUPON, YOU COULD DO IT WITH ANY OTHER PARTICIPATING ITEM (ON THE BACK PAGE OF THE AD), AND IT STILL WOULD BE AN AMAZING DEAL!  BTW, MY STORE WAS STOCKED WITH THE ICE CREAM (WILLOW STREET STORE). 

OK, there appears to be a VERY cool deal at Weis right now.  Remember that Weis Catalina deal I posted about earlier?  Well, the Friendly’s ice cream is included, and appears to be based on the shelf price, not the sale price.  So, if you buy $20 (shelf price) worth of items, even though they are on sale, you will still get the Catalina.

Which means, you can get this deal!

Buy 3 Friendly’s ice cream at $2.50 and 1 Bailey’s creamer at $1.67

Use $1/1 Bailey’s creamer coupon from the 3/6 SS (expires today!)

Pay $8.17, get back a $7.00 ONYO Catalina!  Which means, your out of pocket for 3 Friendly’s ice creams and 1 Bailey’s creamer is $1.17 (after your Catalina, of course!)

I am going to Weis in a little bit to verify that this works!

Thanks for the heads up, For the Mommas!

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SWAGBUCKS

Swagbucks is a glorified search engine that awards you points (called Swagbucks) whenever you perform a search, play a game, or other random activities throughout their site.  As someone who is trying to be a good steward of my time, I really do not spend much time at all trying to get these points.  However, I bring it up on this post, because Swagbucks is where I print my coupons instead of going to Coupons.com.  You are awarded 10 Swagbucks for EVERY COUPON YOU PRINT AND REDEEM from their site.  When you get 450 Swagbucks, you can redeem them for a $5 Amazon gift card.  As someone who loves Amazon for the great deals on coconut flour, millet flour, and GF pretzels, I have to say this is pretty great.  I use coupons all the time, so with every Swagbuck worth a little over a penny on Amazon, this is a great bonus, on top of using coupons I was going to use anyway.

In order to get a $5 gift card from Amazon, I would have to print and use about 45 coupons (good grief, I can sometimes use that in 1 shopping trip!) so to me, it is well worth it.  I don’t even waste my time with the searches, watching videos, playing pointless games, and taking polls, although you can if you want to.

If you would like to sign up for Swagbucks, go to Swagbucks.com to sign up!

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Coupons, Information

 

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NEW HUGGIES $3 OFF PRINTABLE (NO SIZE EXCLUSIONS!)

Here’s the link to a $3/1 Huggies diapers printable coupon.  No size exclusions, so this should go great with a sale!

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Coupons, Information

 

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HOW TO SHOP AT CVS

This post is dedicated to getting started at CVS!  When you eat GF, you have to save elsewhere, so household/personal care products are the place to hit hard, and CVS is a great place to start.

The first thing you want to do is get a CVS Extra Care Card.  All the sale prices and rewards are linked to this card.  They are a limit of 1 per household, but that is okay, because with only 1, you can get a TON of great deals!  You can get the card in-store (quickest) or order it online and have it mailed.

All right, now that you have your CVS card, you want to find an ad.  Wait until your Sunday paper comes and pull out your CVS ad and look it over.  Basically, CVS offers Extra Bucks (play CVS money) when you buy certain items.  They will often have FREE items after ECB’s.  You buy the item with U.S. currency, the register spits out play money at you in the same amount.  So, you buy the item the first time, but, say the limit is 3 on that item, you can turn around and do it again, this time paying with your CVS money, until your limit is reached.  Sounds nice, huh?

OK, so now is where it gets really fun.  Because, those free after ECB items are free even with no coupons.  Add in a coupon, and you have yourself a MONEYMAKER!  Example:  Crest toothpaste is on sale for $2.99 with a $2.99 ECB.  You go in to CVS with a $1/1 Crest toothpaste coupon.  You pay for the toothpaste with your $1/1 coupon and $1.99 in U.S. currency, BUT you get back $2.99 in CVS currency.  CVS also releases their own coupons, which you can STACK with manufacturer coupons (yes you can use a CVS coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the SAME ITEM).

So, you went in and paid $2, but you now have $3 to spend at CVS next time you go in.  Next week, you go in with another free after ECB deal in mind, with another coupon, and use your $3 that you already have.

CVS also has dollar off total purchase coupons, for example, $5/$25, or $5/$30.  These are applied BEFORE all other coupons.  So, if you have a bunch of ECBs from a previous week, and a bunch of coupons, and a really good sale on items that will produce more ECBs, you can leave CVS, week after week, with a cartful of items for FREE, plus sometimes more ECBs than you walked in with.

If you have a B1G1 coupon, and CVS has a B1G1 sale, you go in with the coupon, and you get them both FREE.  If there is a B1G150% off sale, and you have a B1G1 free coupon, you end up paying 50% for 1 of the items, and you can use a coupon (say a $0.75/1), on that item.  If you have a B1G1 coupon, you can use another coupon on the item you are not getting for free.  This is true pretty much everywhere.

You will need to adjust your shopping trips to what your family wants and needs, but this hopefully helps you understand how it works.  I will post links each week to a site that outlines the best deals for the drugstores every week, so you don’t have to spend a ton of time poring over ads (I sure don’t!)

Good luck!

 

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MORE PRINTABLE COUPONS

Save $0.55/1 Odwalla 12 oz. drink

Pacific Natural Foods coupons (must register)

Save $1.50/1 Stonyfield Organic yogurt (must complete a challenge)

Save $1.50/1 Wholly Guacamole organic (must register)

Save $1.50/2 Erewhon cereals (must register)

Save $2/2 six-packs of Zevia soda (must complete a challenge)

Thanks,Money Saving Mom!

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Coupons, Information

 

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SANTA CRUZ PRODUCT COUPON

You can print a coupon for $0.75 off any Santa Cruz Organic Item.  You will need to fill out a small form.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Coupons, Information

 

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NEW PRINTABLE COUPONS

Here are some good coupons on Coupons.com (90210):

$3/2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (18 ct+)

$1/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese

AND a few more good printables:

$2/1 Cutter Product

Buy any Little Swimmers and get FREE Juicy Juice

Thanks, Hip2Save!

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Coupons, Information

 

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