Money Saving Monday – Drug Store Deal Roundup

Rite Aid

Butterfinger Snackerz – Sale – 2/$1.00
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – FREE
–Remember you can print most internet printable coupons twice.  Using two coupons, you will be able to get 4 for free!

Nivea Lip Care – $1.00
Coupon – $2 off when you purchase two – Click here to print (Facebook coupon)! Click the “like” button and click on “Get Coupons.” Three coupons are currently available.
Total – FREE

CVS

Dawn Dish Detergent – $.74
Coupon – $1.00 off any Dawn – Coupon from P & G Everyday Savings Coupon Book!
Total – FREE

Pepsi 2-liters – $.88 (limit 5)

Softsoap Hand Soap/Irish Spring Bar Soap – $.88

Softsoap Body Wash – $2.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a recent Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.99; however, you will receive $2.00 in ExtraBucks to use towards another transaction!

Nature Made Vitamins – Buy one, get one free
Coupon – $1.00 off any Nature Made vitamins– Click here to print!
Coupon – I also received a CVS coupon from the kiosk during a recent shopping trip for $3.00 off.  If you shopped at CVS recently, check your CVS coupons. You may also have this one.
Total – Varies depending on which vitamin type you choose, but it makes it a great deal since it is already buy one, get one free.
Note – CVS will take a manufacturer’s coupon for both items in a buy one, get one free transaction. Plus, you can stack these with the $3.00 off CVS coupon if you also have this.

High Value ExtraBuck Offers

Revitalens Multi-purpose Contact Solution (4 oz.)
$5.99; however, you will receive $5.99 in ExtraBucks to be used towards your next transaction.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor – $9.99
Coupon – $4.00 off (from yesterday’s newspaper)
Total – $5.99; however, you will receive $4.00 in ExtraBucks to be used towards your next transaction.

Oral B Cross Action Power Toothbrush – $6.00
Coupon – $3.00 off (from yesterday’s newspaper)
Total – $3.00; however, you will receive $3.00 in ExtraBucks to be used towards your next transaction.

Walgreens

Nature Made Vitamins – Buy one, get one free
Coupon – $1.00 off any Nature Made vitamins– Click here to print!
Total – Varies, but it makes it a great deal since it is already buy one, get one free!

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor – $9.99
Coupon – $4.00 off (from yesterday’s newspaper)
Total – $5.99; however, you will receive $4.00 in Register Rewards to be used towards your next transaction. (You may want to use the Register Rewards towards the vitamin deal above).

Final Day to Print February Coupons

Today is the last day to print the current coupons on Coupons.com!  Tomorrow (March 1) they will reset for the new month.  There are currently several Easter candy coupons that you may want to print and hold onto to match with sales in upcoming weeks. 

A few other coupons that really jumped out at me are $1.00 off Velvetta (rare) and several that will be great for doubling, especially when matched to a sale: $.75 off any Glad trashbag product, $.50 off KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce or Marinade. $.50 off New York Brand Texas Toast, etc.

Savory Saturday – What’s Cooking in My Kitchen Today? Broiled Grapefruit!

A few days ago I posted the “Grapefruit Experiment” in which I tested out the cleaning power of fresh grapefruit.  In that post, I indicated how grapefruit hadn’t exactly been a “popular” food choice at my house since I purchased a five pound bag of them recently.

Well, some of my readers came to the rescue and offered a few ways to prepare grapefruit so that I might love it a little more. One thing I love about blogging is all of the shared ideas!  Two readers suggested broiling it.  I had never heard of this method of preparing grapefruit and tried it out this morning.  All I can say is it was awesome and it may have been on my plate for a few seconds after I took the picture above.  Yes, I inhaled it.

3 Steps to Making Broiled Grapefruit

1. Cut grapefruit into spoon size pieces and place on a cookie sheet.

2. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar (I used brown, but you could also use white).

3. Broil until it is warm and bubbly.

It is as simple as that. The cinnamon and sugar really cut the tartness of the grapefruit and also provides a crunchy, sweet topping. Just had to share in case any of you want to give it a try…it is absolutely yummy!

Fun Friday – Are you Swaggin’ Yet? Receive FREE Gift Cards, Magazine Subscriptions and More (No Catch)!

This morning, I just ordered another FREE gift card from Swagbucks!  I have previously posted about Swagbucks, but I wanted to remind any of you who haven’t signed up about this very easy, cool way to earn totally free gift cards (Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Overstock.com, Macys, Amazon, Target, etc.), Paypal cash, magazines and a wide variety of other items. 

I have been using Swagbucks for about a year now and even though it may sound too good to be true, I have received many free gift cards and items for using their site. There truly is no “catch” for particpating in this program.

Now is a great time to sign up since new members will receive an additional 50 swagbucks on top of the usual 30 swagbucks awarded to new members (see below).

What are Swagbucks and how does the program work?

Swagbucks is a website that rewards you with “swagbucks” simply for doing your regular web searches, taking daily polls, surveys and that type of thing.  You can do as little or as much as you would like with it (my personal strategy is at the bottom of this post)!  After you accumulate “swagbucks,” you can visit the Swag Store to redeem your points for rewards, such as those listed above. Let me help you get started:

1. Sign up for a FREE Swagbucks account here. You will receive 30 swagbucks upon signing up! Also, right now you can also enter the swagcode 3rdBirthday91 to receive an additional 50 points!

2. Use the Swagbucks site as your search engine. You will be awarded ”swagbucks” just for doing your regular internet searches. I find that I will usually win Swagbucks three times a day (once in the morn, afternoon and evening).  It doesn’t seem to increase your chances to continually try to search over and over during the same time frame in which you have already earned Swagbucks.

3. Complete quick daily polls (answer one simple multiple choice question) found on the “Earn” menu on the Swagbucks.com toolbar.  You will earn 1-2 points per day for doing so.

4. Download the Swagbucks toolbar.  You will be awarded 1 point every day when you start up your computer just for having the toolbar.  Then, you will earn additional swagbucks for using the toolbar for your searches.

5. Take surveys, watch videos and look out for extra swagbuck earning opportunities.

6.  Follow Swagbucks on Facebook and Twitter to hear about time-sensitive free swagbucks codes that you can enter directly on your Swagbucks page.

7. Shop online through the Swagbucks website.

8. Trade-in old cell phones, books and video games for Swagbucks.  Click here for details!

9.  Watch your Swagbucks accumulate until you are ready to redeem them at the Swag Store for a great variety of prizes, such as gift cards, music, magazines, electronics and much more!

My Personal Swagbucks’ Strategy

It is super easy and for any of you who are routinely on the computer anyway, it is a fun way to earn something for your time spent. The swagbucks will accumulate faster than you might think.

Currently, I am awarded swagbucks mainly from the following ways:

1 – Using Swagbucks for my internet searches.

2 – Answering the quick daily poll question (one multiple choice question).

3 – Occasionally using the Swagbucks toolbar that I downloaded for my computer (you get one point every day just for having it whether you use it or not). 

By the minimal effort I put into it each month, every few weeks I have enough swagbucks to redeem for a $10 Starbucks gift card, $10 in Amazon credits or $10 in Paypal cash.  Or, when I go longer periods of time between cashing in my swagbucks, I get the higher value rewards and gift cards. 

I hope this post has given you a thorough idea of how this program works. If you have any questions, just let me know!  If you plan to sign up, do it soon so you can take advantage of the extra 50 new member bonus swagbucks. Plus, Monday is the “official” Swagbucks 3rd birthday and from what I hear, there will be lots of swagbucks given out in a wide variety of ways.  If you are on Facebook, you will want to “like” Swagbucks so you can stay in the loop about any special codes and offers.  Good luck!

Search & Win

$2.99 & $3.99 Magazine Subscriptions (Budget Travel, ESPN Magazine, Reader’s Digest & Fresh Home Magazine)

Here are four extremely inexpensive magazine subscription offers.  I don’t know about you, but the cover of Budget Travel is looking VERY appealing on this rainy, cold day 🙂

Budget Travel Magazine $2.99 with coupon code 4791

Reader’s Digest Magazine $3.99 with coupon code 3999

ESPN Magazine $3.99 with coupon code 6294

 

Fresh Home Magazine $3.99 with coupon code 3789

A Thursday Tidy Tip – The Grapefruit Experiment

A few weeks ago on a grocery shopping trip, I saw a great deal on a 5 lb. bag of grapefruits.  I thought, “hmm…that will be a great, healthy option for my family.” I imagined me eating them for breakfast (must have been the healthier version of me I was imagining, not the one who likes a little coffee with her creamer), my husband and five-year-old (who will pretty much eat anything) eating them for snacks…

Well, here we are several weeks later with a bag of grapefruits with only two missing. One I actually did eat for breakfast recently and one that my five-year-old tried (got to give him major credit for that) and decided grapefruit WAS NOT for him. 

Being that I am “Resourceful Roxanna,” I am not going to throw away a bag of grapefruit.  I hate wasting and if I can come up for another use for something, I will.  And, in the case of the grapefruits, I did!

I had heard that grapefruits can be a powerful cleaning agent and by the looks of the pot pictured below, I needed a powerful cleaning agent!  The oatmeal I cooked yesterday for breakfast managed to stick to the bottom of this pot in a major kind of way.  What you see below is what the pot looked like AFTER I had washed and scrubbed it with regular dish detergent.

So, my experiment began.  I scrubbed the bottom of the pot with the grapefruit, squeezing the juice out as I scrubbed and using the rind as a scrubber.  Then, I let the pot sit for a few minutes letting the acidic grapefruit juice works its magic.

Then, I washed the pot like I normally do with dish detergent and hot water.

Look at the results…is that some serious shine or what!

After the pot turned out so shiny, my kitchen sink was next.  And, once that was done, I sliced up the used grapefruit rinds and put them in my garbage disposal. Lemon, orange and grapefruit rinds are a great way to clean your disposal while also creating a great air freshener.  I wish you could smell my kitchen right now…it  smells amazing.

Now, I am not saying that I am going to use the rest of the bag of grapefruits for pot scrubbers and air fresheners (I will probably end up eating several of them), but it was fun to find an additional use for them…just in case!!!

This post is linked to Try New Adventures Thursday at Alicia’s Homemaking.

Walgreens Offer – FREE 8 X 10 Photo Collage Today Only!

Walgreens is offering a FREE 8 X 10 photo collage TODAY ONLY as part of their “7 Days of Deals” promotion.  Click here to visit Walgreens.com, create your collage and the coupon code “FREE 8X10 COLLAGE PRINT_DEAL” will be automatically applied to your order. Choose in-store pick-up to make this totally free.

Remember, if you don’t want to create a collage with multiple photos, just chooose one photo for your collage and you can have a free 8 X 10.

$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – $15 Under Budget This Week – Harris Teeter and Food Lion Deals and Coupon Matchups

 

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well!

How Did I Do This Week?

Food Lion – Spent $44.41 🙂

I came in quite a bit under budget this week (which is always great), but after multiple trips last week during Harris Teeter’s super double coupons, I was very stocked up on many items. 

Therefore, this week I just needed to fill in with some fresh produce, milk, meat and that type of thing. However, I didn’t need any toiletries, juice, lunch meat, cheese and many other items that I stocked up on last week which allowed me to come in under budget.  Last week during super doubles, all of my shopping trips combined only totaled up to $45 for the entire week ($15 under budget) for several hundred dollars worth of groceries. And, due to the items I stocked up on at that time, it allowed me to come in around $15 under budget this week, too.  All of my couponing last week definitely was worth the effort!

Below I have posted a few deals that I noticed during my Food Lion shopping trip.  However, believe it or not, I didn’t use many coupons on this trip (I know, I know, can you believe it)? I mainly just shopped the MVP sales for the items I needed. And, I am all set for the entire week.  As you know, I try to only go to the grocery store once a week as a rule and pretty much the only time I make multiple trips is for super double or triple coupon stock up opportunities (which is why I couponed like crazy last week).

However, since many of you are Harris Teeter shoppers, I have highlighted quite a few great deals and coupon matchups from that store, as well this week.

Food Lion Deals

Food Lion Canned Vegetables – $.60

Red Grapes – $.99 lb.

Sunny Delight Juice – $1.00

Keebler Townhouse Crackers – BOGO Free – $1.89 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you buy two – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert
Total – $1.39

Harris Teeter Deals 2/23 – 3/1

Fiber One Yogurt (4 pk) – $1.99
–Use BOTH of the following two coupons (first one is a manufacturer coupon, the second one is an E-VIC store coupon)
Coupon – $.50 X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert or click here to print!
Coupon – Harris Teeter E-VIC coupon – $1.00 off (automatically deducts when your VIC card is scanned at checkout once you have activated it online through your E-VIC email). Click the E-VIC coupon tab on your E-VIC email to activate and save it! Learn more about E-VIC coupons by clicking here!
Total – FREE

Red Grapes – $.99

Harris Teeter Gallon Milk – $2.77

Nature’s Own Soft Oatmeal/Healthy Multigrain Bread – $2.49
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off –  – Click here to print! (Use zip code 77380 once you are on Coupons.com)
Total – $.99

Healthy Choice Soup – BOGO Free – $1.29 each
Coupon – $1.00 off when you buy two – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.79 each

Cheetos/Fritos – $1.65 each

Red Baron Pizza – $3.77 Sale ($2.77 for E-VIC)
Coupon – $1.00 off  – Click here to print!
Total – $1.77 E-VIC price

King’s Hawaiian Dozen Dinner Rolls – $2.99
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.99

Fresh Strawberries (1 lb.) – $2.50

Maxwell House Coffee 34.5 oz. – Sale – $7.49
–Use BOTH of the following two coupons (first one is a manufacturer coupon, the second one is an E-VIC store coupon)
Coupon – 1.00 off –  – Click here to print!
Coupon –  Harris Teeter E-VIC electronic coupon – Buy one, get one free Maxwell House 34.5 oz. (automatically deducts when your VIC card is scanned at checkout once you have activated it online through your E-VIC email). Click the E-VIC coupon tab on your E-VIC email to activate and save it! Learn more about E-VIC coupons by clicking here!
Total – Only $3.25 each when you buy two (reg. price is $10.49 each)

Before you head to the grocery store, be sure to visit Coupons.com, Redplum.com and Smartsource.com for additional coupons for items that are on your own shopping list this week!

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below.  If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!

Thrifty Tuesday Video – FREE Jeans, Final Day of Harris Teeter Super Doubles & More!

Target Coupons I Used In the Above Video

To get your FREE jeans at Target, click here to print a Target store coupon for $5.00 off any women’s demin item! Before being reduced to $4.98 on clearance, these jeans were originally $20 – $30 a pair (and super cute might I add)! UPDATE – It appears that this coupon is no longer available.  Wow, it went fast!  I hope some of you were able to print it!

To get your FREE Up & Up ibuprofen (24 ct.), click here to print a Target store coupon for $1.00 off any Up & Up brand pain reliever!

(Note – All four of the stores I shopped at today are very close to each other. If I had to dart all over town to make these “deal” stops, they wouldn’t be good deals anymore due to the expense of gas. I just wanted to mention that).

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupons Shopping Trip (Day 4) – Spent $5.04, Saved $46.47!

As promised, I took a break from Harris Teeter’s super double coupons over the weekend in order to head to the lake with my family, but was ready to head back to the store this morning and do more deal shopping.  Tomorrow (Feb. 22) is the last day, so if you plan to take advantage of super doubles, get your coupons together and head over to the store.

If you are new to couponing and want to give super doubles a try, but do not have many (or any) coupons, I have posted quite a few printable coupons from my shopping trips here, here and here, as well as on the list below.  Remember, each printable coupon can be printed twice so you can accumulate coupons faster than you might think.  The limit at Harris Teeter is twenty per day, but if you go today and tomorrow, you can use 40 coupons and many are for FREE items!

Or, for any of you “seasoned” couponers who know others who are trying to stretch their family’s budget, who have suffered job losses due to tough economic times, etc., this is the PERFECT time to show them how couponing works.  Go to the store with them and show them the ropes.  I have quite a few friends who started couponing after reading my $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge blog posts and are now seeing a big difference in their own grocery budget.  You don’t know how much this thrills me! 

O.k., on to the deals I found today…I spent $5.04 (plus tax) for everything pictured below (with a savings of $46.47)!

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupon Matchups 2/16 – 2/22

Pacific Natural Soup – $1.67
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Mahatma Rice (Sleeves) – $1.00
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off- Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Johnson’s Baby Swabs – $1.89
Coupon – $1.00 off any Johnson baby product X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Wishbone Salad Dressing – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – FREE

Dawn Dish Detergent – $.99
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) – Coupon from P & G Everyday Savings $110 Coupon Booklet!
Total – FREE

Cheese Nips – BOGO Free – $1.15 per box
Coupon – $1.00 off any two Nabisco crackers X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off
Total – $.15 each when you buy two

Crunch n’ Munch – $1.00
Coupon – $.35 off X 2 (doubled) = $.70 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.30

Zest Bath Soap (3-Pack) – $2.49
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from P & G Everyday Savings $110 Coupon Booklet!
Total –$.49

Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.50

Perdue Chicken Nuggets – $2.99
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $.99

Welch’s 100% Grape Juice – $3.00
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.00

Hillshire Farms Deli Lunch Meat – $3.50
Coupon – $1.00 off X 2 (doubled) = $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50

Cafe Britt Gourmet Coffee – FREE Shipping With No Minimum Purchase!

Free Shipping on ANY order! Exp Feb 28

Hot deal! Cafe Britt is offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS (no minimum purchase amount required) through February 28!  I know many of my coffee drinking readers LOVE the gourmet coffees from Cafe Britt, so I had to pass this great offer along. 

The chocolates, nuts, sweets and other items sold by Cafe Britt are also included in this promotion.