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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rite-Ad Deals: 4/25 - 5/1

This week at Rite-Aid has free or moneymaking Aveeno, Reach Toothbrushes, Benadryl, and Stayfree Pads - along with lots of other great deals!  I'll have a deal scenario up for you shortly!
  • Get Rite-Aid Video Values Coupons HERE - earn 20 pts. and get a $5/$20 Printable!
  • Print a $5/$25 Coupon HERE or HERE.  
  • You should use these BEFORE any other coupons, when your total is highest.  This is A-OK and even addressed in the Rite-Aid Corporate Coupon Policy HERE (Take a copy with you just in case!)
  • Although Rite-Aid in-ad coupons SAY Manufacturer coupons, they're NOT!!  The barcode is a store barcode, and will stack just fine with other coupons
Best Single Check Rebate Deals:

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion $3.49 & up
Use $1/1 PRINT or from 4/25 SS
Stack with $2/1 In-Ad Coupon
Makes it 49¢....
BUT: Repeat This Deal Twice More...
Total Paid $1.47 + Tax
Submit for $5 Rebate (#1) wyb  Aveeno
Makes it FREE + $3.53 Profit!

Buy 2 Reach Toothbrushes @ $3 ea
Submit $3 SCR
Use BOGO + $1/1 from 1/3 RP
(makes it FREE + $1 Profit)

Benadryl $4.99
Buy 6 @ $29.96
Submit $10 Allergy SCR
Use $5/$25 PRINT
Use (3) $5/2 from 4/11 RP
(Pay $9.96 ~ Get $10 SCR Back = FREE!)

Benefiber $9.99
Submit $3 SCR
Use $1/1 April Video Values
Stack WITH $2/1 PRINT(IE) or PRINT (FF)
(makes it $3.99!)
Best Coupon Deals:

Stayfree Pads $1.99
Use $2/1 from 3/28 RP
(makes it FREE!)

Finish Quantumatic 50% OFF
Use $5/1 from 4/11 SS
(makes it very cheap-free)

Airwick Freshmatic Sets 50% OFF
Use $4/1 PRINT
(makes it very cheap-free)

Pantene BOGO $4.99
Use $3/2 from 3/7 P&G
or (2) $2/1 VocalPoint Home Mailer
(makes it 49¢ - 99¢ ea)

Band-Aid Bandages $1.99
Use 50¢ In-Ad Coupon
Stack With 50¢/1 from 4/25 SS
(makes it 99¢ ea)

Alaway Eye Drops BOGO $12.99
Use (2) $4/1 PRINT
(makes it $2.49 ea)

Tugaboos Jumbo Pack Diapers $6.99
Submit $2 SCR
(makes it $4.99 ea!)

-Thanks, ForTheMommas!

NEW Coupons on!

After looking over while doing my drugstore matchups over the last few days, I noticed several *NEW* coupons you might want to print!  Print all of these by clicking on the banner in our left sidebar!

*NEW* Children's Claritin, $3.00/1
*NEW* Dove Ultimate or Clinical Protection, $2.00/1
*NEW* Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Pizza, $1.00/1
*NEW* Dreyer's Dibs, $1.00/1
*NEW* Glade Relaxing Moments Products, $2.00/3 (Okay, I mentioned it before - it's just so good!)
*NEW* Jerky Treats, $1.00/1
*NEW* Ace Braces & Supports, $2.00/1
*NEW* Ace Elastic Bandages, $1.00/1
*NEW* CeraVe product, $2.00/1
*NEW* Challenge Dairy, $0.55/1

Simplify Sundays: 4/25 (Planning for Summer Guests)

Debby McCuiston, self-proclaimed "Queen of Clutter-Free", does a segment for us each Sunday on simplifying our lives, getting rid of "clutter", and focusing on what's important.  We love this uplifting weekly segment - and hope you do too!  Take it away Debby...

Well, now that we have welcomed Spring, the next big event in most of our lives happens this time of year. It may be a graduation, wedding or family and friends are coming for a visit. This can be a very stressful time for you and the one going through the event. The secret to surviving these events is planning.
If you have a wedding coming up this summer your planning should be almost be completed. So we won't try to stress you any more than you are already with all the details that need to be completed. Good luck!  We may tackle wedding planning at a later date... 
If you are going to have family or friends in your house for some type of summer event, it is time to plan. Get your calender down (I use a desk calender and it hangs in my hall on the pantry door) and fill in all of the events and the arrival/departure of company for the next 3 months. While you have the calendar, check and make sure you have all birthdays, family celebrations, anniversaries, ballgames,etc... I color code my calendar, so at a glance I know  what is happening in the coming week.
Now you can start to make plans for all the company that will arrive sometime soon! The good thing about planning for company is that when unexpected ones show up you have things on hand to make their stay enjoyable for you and them.
Decide what room you will have them sleep in during their stay. If it is an extra bedroom, a real guest room, or a blow up mattress on the living room floor- decide ahead of time.  Nothing can make someone feel unwelcome as feeling like they are in the way and putting someone out. (Now this may be true, but you don't want them to know that because they will talk about it at every family event you don't attend, for years to come!)  Make sure you have enough bed-covers for each person that is coming.  If you have a guest room, make sure you freshen up the bed covers, throw them in the washer or at least fluff all the dust off. Don't feel like you need to run out and do a complete room makeover before they arrive.
Ask friends if they have an few extra blankets, sheets or pillows.  Clean bed coverings are the most important thing!!!
Now flip through a few magazines (maybe a good thing to do while standing in the grocery line) to see how the high-end resorts make their guest feel welcome.  If you can get your hands on any books by Emilie Barnes, they are great resources on hospitality.  Pay attention to the details: what is on the bedside tables, on the foot of the bed, or in the bathroom. These special places always have everything you could need and whatever you forgot. Maybe have a basket with a razor, shaving creme and some shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, a toothbrush and toothpaste. (If you shop with coupons these items will cost you a few pennies). If you know your company very well, having their favorite fragrance will really  speak to their heart to help them realize how special their are to you.  Nothing says Welcome like walking into a room that says "I planned on your arrival and am glad you are here". Having these things available makes it easier on guests that are flying, they won't have to worry about what will pass inspection at the airport.
Next, plan on filling a basket with some type of snacks. You may have time to bake cookies or some special snack, place those in a sealed container so as not to attract bugs. Some fruit and prepackaged items help to fight off the midnight munchies. Maybe a small cooler with bottled water would be a nice touch.
If they are staying more than a day or two, clear out a space in the closet and a drawer or two. People can relax when they don't feel like they are living out of a suitcase. Now don't go on and on about how you had to spend days finding a place to put everything so that you could give them a drawer or a spot in the closet. It's nice to know people went to a little trouble to make your stay special, they just don't want it thrown in their face.
Leave out on the bathroom counter or in a large basket a fresh towel and washcloth for each guest. No one wants to have company going through cabinets looking for clean towels. Also make sure you let them know what to do with the used linens, either provide a laundry basket or a place to hang them to dry. That helps to keep that bathroom floor free of wet towels, waiting for the "maid" to pick up.
I like to put a basket of magazines, books and puzzle books beside the bed. This gives them something to do if you are busy or they need sometime to rest and relax. Also some fresh flowers from your garden or the grocery store will make any room very welcoming (unless they have bad allergies to the outside world).
I usually don't put a candle to be lit in their room, but something that can melt fragrance tarts with the use of a light bulb are great to have on hand. (Then you won't have to worry if they remembered to blow out the candle.) Having a nice smelling room to stay in will make anyone feel special and loved.  Also remember to provide an air freshener for the bathroom...

Try to prepare as many meals ahead of time and put in the freezer. Make muffins and breakfast items that can be heated up, in case your company loves to get up early and needs something to eat as soon as their feet hit the floor. It's hard to spend all of your time in the kitchen, while others set around and visit or head out to shop. This will keep you from enjoying your company and the thought of having them come back will be out of the question. See - planning ahead is as much for you as it is for your company!

Having friends and family in your home can be a bit stressful. If you plan a head and try to anticipate any need they might have will really help with the stress level. Don't drive yourself crazy with trying to get EVERY detail  covered. You need to also relax and enjoy your company.
Whenever there are friends or family in our home I try to look at it as an opportunity to minister to them.  Making them feel loved and welcomed is very important to me. I have read every book I can find on hospitality, to get ideas and different ways to welcome others into our home. You never know when we may be entertaining "angels". The way we treat others in our home or out, reflects on our relationship with them and our Lord. It would be very hard to invite someone to church when we can't go to a little trouble to have them in our home. When we are willing to invest in others lives and let them in our world, we break down some of the walls that people build up. When I open my home to others, I am also opening my heart to the possibilities of meeting the needs of someone else. You never know what is going on inside of  each person that comes in your home. If you can offer a safe place to lay their head or a cold drink of water you are not only ministering to their physical needs but their spiritual needs as well. (Now this is not to say that everyone that comes to your door needs to come in--be smart and stay safe- ask God to give you wisdom to know the difference). Start with family and friends- they know us the best and need us the most. What a privilege to make a difference in someones life by having them share a cup of tea or coffee and give them the gift of my time. Hospitality is a gift that God gives to us, to give to others. Make a difference in someones life this week and make them feel special.  

Inges Highlights: 4/25 - 5/1

Thanks to Frugal Shopping with Julie for our weekly Ingles Highlights!  Remember, these our just our favoirtes - check out the rest of the deals at her site HERE!

Yoplus or Fiber One Yogurt 4-packs $1.50
Use $1/1 PRINT or PRINT or from 4/18 SS
(makes it 50¢ ea)

Melitta Coffee Filters BOGO $4.49 ($2.24 ea)
Use $1/1 from 3/28 SS
(makes it $1.24 ea)

Hellman's BOGO $4.48 ($2.24)
Use $1/2 PRINT
(makes it $1.78 ea)

General Mills Chex Cereals $2.50
Use $1/2 PRINT
(makes it $2 ea)

Jose Ole Taquitos 16 oz $3.98
Use $1/1 PRINT or PRINT
(makes it $2.98)

Target Deals: 4/25 - 5/1

This week at Target has a couple good gift card deals - and the rest of the deals aren't too shabby either!  As usual, I'm sure we'll have some awesome deal updates later in the week as people spot more bargains - so stay tuned!

Best Gift Card Deals:

Pampers or Huggies Jumbo Packs $8.99 ~ Get $5 Target Giftcard wyb 3
$2/1 Pampers from 3/14 RP or $1.50/1 from 4/4 P&G
or $1.50/1 Huggies from 4/18 SS
Stack with any Target mailer coupons you might have!
(makes it as low as $5.33 ea minus any Target Q's)

Bounty 8-pack $9.99 ~ Get $5 Target Giftcard wyb 2
Use 75¢/1 Target Q from 4/25 RP
Stack with $1/1 from 3/7 P&G (Some folks only got 25¢/1)
(makes it $5.74 per pack after gift card!)

Get a $10 Target Gift Card wyb any HP Ink Combo Pack!

Best Coupon Deals:

GE Reveal Bulbs 4-pk $2
Use $1/1 from 3/7 or 4/18 SS
Stack with $1.50/1 Target Q PRINT
(makes it FREE!)

Degree Just Dance or Tropical Powder Deodorant $1.97
Use $3/2 PRINT
(makes it 47¢ ea!)

Stovetop Stuffing 50% Off certain varieties
Use $1/2 PRINT
(makes it close to free)

Pure & Natural Soaps 50% OFF
Use $2/1 PRINT
(makes close to free)

Incredible Hulk Kids Spinbrush Clearance $2.48
Use $2/1 PRINT
(makes it 48¢ ea)

Nivea Kiss of Moisture LipCare Stick $1.50
Use BOGO from May ALL*YOU
(makes it 75¢ ea)

Bellybar 5-Bar Box of Pregnancy Nutritiion Bars $7.99
Use $4/1 Target Q PRINT
Stack WITH $3/1 PRINT
(makes it 99¢ ea!)

OFF Clip-On Fan $7.99
Buy (2) and use a BOGO PRINT + a $2/1 PRINT
Stack WITH a Target Q for $2/1 PRINT
(makes it $1.50 ea!)

Buy (3) Select Nabisco Snacks ~ Get FREE OReo Fudge Mint Cookies
Buy (3) Wheat Thins @ $2.99 ea + Oreos
Use (3) $1/1 PRINT + $1/1 Oreo from May ALL*YOU
(Pay $4.97 for 4 Items!)

Smart Ones Meals $2
Use $3/10 PRINT
Use (3) Buy 3 ~ Get 1 Flatbread FREE from 1/10 SS
(makes it $17 for 13 Smart Ones!)

- Thanks, to the wonderful Kerry - at TotallyTarget!

How To Save Money on Prescriptions

Prescriptions are a costly, yet necessary, fact of life.  Many families and individuals truly struggle with just the cost of living.  Add to that the shocking expense of medicine, and things can begin to seem hopeless very quickly.
I (Jamie), am still at a point in my life where my husband and I can't afford health insurance.  This means I'm always on the lookout for ways to save in this area for us, and for others like us.  Here are some ideas that I hope will help you too:

Prescription Transfer/New Prescription Coupons:

Rite-Aid offers a $25 Rite-Aid Gift Card when you transfer a prescription.  In fact, you can get up to $50 for transferring *2* prescriptions!  Print those Coupons HERE. 

Because most pharmacies will accept other pharmacy coupons, you can also use this on transferred (and sometimes just "new") prescriptions at CVS or Walgreens!  Use those gift cards on groceries, diapers, or just to purchase all your weekly deals.

*I was able to get my husband's ear infection prescriptions totally free after using Rite-Aid coupons at CVS this week!

Free Prescriptions for Low-Income Families:

These are some assistance programs available for those with no insurance.  While you will need to fill out some forms, get a signature from your doctor, and fax a copy of your tax return or paystubs, it can be a lifesaver.  Imagine getting 6 months free of a prescription you have to have!
Rx Assist
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Novo Nordisk US- Patient Assistance

Another way to get assistance is to go straight to the drug manufacturer's website to find out about any programs.  Here's the thread on HotCouponWorld if you'd like to find out more!

Publix Pharmacy - Free Meds:

Whether you have insurance or not, Publix pharmacy will give you up to a 14-day supply of any of the following oral antibiotics, just bring your prescription in!
  • Amoxicillin
  • Cephalexin (capsules and suspension only)
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP)
  • Ciprofloxacin (excluding Ciprofloxacin XR)
  • Penicillin VK
  • Ampicillin
  • Erythromycin Stearate and Ethylsuccinate
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (capsules)
Diabetics can also get help at Publix with metformin:

Get your prescriptions for generic immediate-release metformin (500 mg, 850 mg and 1000 mg) FREE, up to a 30-day supply (90 tablets). There's no limit to the number of refills of free medication you can receive.

Ask For Samples!

This is an easy way to get free medicine at your doctor's office and save money on co-pays at the pharmacy.  Even if your chances of getting free medicine seem slim, it never hurts to ask!

Please reach out to someone struggling with prescription costs by sharing this post with them today!

Great Publix Kraft Coupons!

I have mentioned these before, but it's been a rather long time and in case we have some new folks around here - it bears repeating:

There are some Fantastic Kraft coupons at CookingWithKraft that are redeemable at Publix - go here to get
$1.25 – Kraft Natural Cheese
$1 off – Kraft Parmesan Cheese
$1.25 – Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese
$1 - Polly-o Ricotta Cheese
$1 - Kraft Singles wyb Oscar Mayer Pre-sliced Lunch Meat

There are other coupons available on the site as well - so have a look around!

BOGO Seeds at Home Depot

Just a reminder that you can get "Buy One Get One Free" seed packets at Home Depot through April 26th.  If you need some good garden soil to plant them in - you can sign up for the Home Depot Garden Club to get coupons like the ones below in your inbox!

This time I received:
B1G1 Othro Eco Sense product
$3/1 Miracle Gro Garden Soil
$5/1 Pool Time Shock Tabs

FREE Wheat Thins at CVS

So yesterday I told you how to get FREE Fig Newtons at CVS, but here's how to get FREE Wheat Thins as well:
Wheat Thins (and all small packs of Nabisco Crackers/Cookies) are on sale for $1
Use the Facebook Coupon HERE to get Wheat Thins for FREE! (Print 2x) NOTE: I've heard this has reset, if you printed it before it might work again!

Possible Avatar Scenario:
Buy (2) Maxwell House Canisters $11.98
Buy (2) Fig Newtons $2
Buy (2) Wheat Thins $2
Buy (3) ALL Detergent $10.50
Buy Avatar $19.99
Total: $46.47

Use (2) $1/1 Fig Newtons
Use (2) $1/1 Wheat Thins
Use (3) $2/1 ALL from 2/7 RP
Use (2) $2/1 Maxwell House Tearpad Q's (wyb Fig Newtons)
Instantly save $15 on Avatar
Pay $17.47 for the Avatar Movie + all those items!

Aeropostale Coupon Update

Just a heads up to those desperately seeking the $10 off $10 Aerpostale coupon - it appears that the site has changed the value of the coupon to $10 off $50!   So sad, I hadn't printed it yet - and I was so excited to go today!

As a consolation prize, you can possibly still get a FREE Aeropostale T-Shirt if you bring in the cover of Seventeen Magazine or print out the cover from this page HERE.  The deal was that they would give away t-shirts to the first 30,000 to bring in the cover, so just call first to see if it's still going strong at your store!

Kelloggs & Milk Catalina at Bi-Lo

Here is a great catalina deal going on at Bi-Lo until 4/29 - I'll be on the lookout for good prices on Kelloggs Cereals - let me know if you spy any as well!

Buy any three (3) or more Kellogg's Cereals 12oz or larger, any flavor, mix or match between 4/17/2010 & 4/29/2010

Buy 3-4 boxes & get 1 free Gallon of Milk ... or
Buy 5-6 boxes & get 2 free Gallons of Milk ... or
Buy 7 or more boxes & get 3 free Gallsons of Milk

Coupons to use:
Various coupon on, the Kelloggs Website and 3/7, 3/21, 3/28 RP, Inside select packaes that say $5 Savings, and various other inserts.

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