Sunday, October 3, 2010

Drugstore Deals Heads Up! Oct 3-9

TIPS for newbies:

My shopping days are Weds or Thurs for the new grocery sales. And Sunday for CVS and Target. Because I only get the sale items, these shopping trips are extremely short and laser focused. No wandering. I do my best to avoid Walgreens because I've had too many problems with them in the past (and it's not right down the street). But sometimes, like this week, there are too many good deals to pass up. CVS has the same sales most of the time, so I stick with them. It's important to find one store you can shop regularly.

Forming a relationship with the store manager and cashiers is like forming a shopping support group. They become part of the money-saving team: they will remind you of sales, tell you about clearance items, and don't hassle you about using lots of coupons.

It's so easy to get organized now too. I use my favorite blogs to create a custom shopping list. It's way better than looking at the Sunday paper and figuring which coupons go with the sales. These blogs tell me everything I need to know about the deals, even deal scenarios. I've listed the highlights for you below.

Happy Shopping!

Buy the newspaper today! It will have 3 inserts: Redplum, SmartSource and General Mills. I am buying mine at CVS. $7 Overage from the Revlon Nail will give me plenty FREE newspapers.

Visit Sunday Coupon Preview to see which coupons you can expect. Be warned that some coupons are regional. Our region seems to miss out on the higher value coupons like $4 Schick. If you need this coupon (Wags has a deal on them this week), consider buying it online from places like coupon clippers or coupons by Dede.

Totally Target has the best weekly deals. My picks this week are $5 Gift Card promos for Ben & Jerry's and Mott's Applesauce.

Buy 5 Ben & Jerry’s Pints ($2.75) = $13.75
-$2.00 (use two $1/2 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream 9-19-10 RP x10/17
= $11.75 - $5 Gift Card back for buying 5
=$6.75 for 5 or $1.35 each

There are also $1/2 Target peelies you can stack with the coupon that will make them $0.95 each!

Buy 5 Mott’s Apple Sauce 6pk or Apple Juice 64 oz $1.75
= $.75 each after $5 Gift Card
No coupon needed for this great price!

I found the easiest listed deals from Hip2Save for Wags & CVS. She highlights the best deals in red so it's super easy to find.

Best deals I'm thinking of getting:

Crest Toothpaste 6.4oz or Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush $1.99 = $1 RR
Use the $0.50/1 or $1/1 from the 9/26 PG

Schick Hydro Razor System 3 or 5 $7.99 = $4 RR
Use the $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS

EOS Lip Balm $3 = $3RR
(Summer Fruit or Honeysuckle Honeydew varieties)

Nivea Lip Care ONLY $1
Use the $2/2 coupon found here or here
or from the Oct/Sept All You magazine
or $1/1 and $2/2 coupons this Sunday 10/3 RP
= FREE! You can price-match at Wal-Mart or Target

Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies small 2.8 oz size $0.99
Use the $0.60/1 coupon from the 8/1 SS
(or use the $0.55/1 coupon found here)
= As low as $0.39!

Quaker Rice Snacks 3.3 oz $0.99
$0.75 peelies found at Target
= $0.25 each!
You can also get $1/2 from here (out of prints when I checked)

From Hip2Save, the best deals I found for CVS:

Revlon Nail products $3.99 = $3 Ecb (Limit 6)
Use the $1/1 coupon from 9/12 SS or store coupon booklet

Better with $7 off $15 Revlon crt.

Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Sensitive 12 oz. $7.99 = $7.99 Ecb (Limit 1)

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Cartridges 4 ct. or Razor 1 ct.
$8.97 = $5 Ecb (Limit 1)
Use $4/1 coupon from 10/3 SS (this Sunday)

Buy $25 of select P & G products = $10 Ecb (Limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Charmin Big Roll 16 pks, $10
Buy 2 Puffs Tissues 60-108 ct. $1 each
Buy 1 Bounty 18 Pack, $13
Total = $25
Use $1 off Bounty & $1 off Charmin from P&G mailers
Get back a $10 Ecb
Final Cost $13 for all the above!

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