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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Shopping Scenario Sunday, March 30: CVS

Three items of note about CVS this week:

1. The CVS March Monthly ECB Deals expire 3/31;

2. The two deal-worthy coupons that have been out this month ($5/$15 from Wellness 360 and $3/$12 emailed from CVS) expire 3/31; and

3. The new CVS April Monthly ECB Deals begin on Tuesday, 4/1/08. This month is the Semi-Annual Beauty Sale, so there are tons of deals on makeup, cosmetics, and body products.

THE BEST I SEE

Buy 3 SoftSoap Radiant Spa Body Wash @ 4.99 ea for $14.97 (limit 5 total for this deal)

*use $3/$12 Beauty Coupon from CVS
*use $5/$15 360 Wellness Coupon
*use (3) $1.50/1 coupons from 3/30 Sunday insert

Total OOP: $2.47 (pay with ECBs if you have them)

Total ECBs Earned: $14.97

If you don't have the $5/$15 coupon or the $3/$12 CVS coupon - perhaps you're a CVS beginner - you can use this deal to earn ECBs to roll into new deals.

Buy 1 SoftSoap Radiant Spa Body Wash @ $4.99

*use 1 $1.50/1 from 3/30 Sunday insert

Total OOP: $3.49

Toal ECBs Earned: $4.99.

You've spent $3.49, gotten a great deal on the SoftSoap Radiant Spa Body Wash, and now you have $4.99 - $1.50 more than you invested on your above purchase - to spend on other ECB earning products.

I'll post more on how to use CVS and Walgreens to lower your budget tomorrow.

Shopping Scenario Sunday, March 30: WALGREENS

I'm going to highlight the Register Rewards available this week, 3/30-4/5 at Walgreens - there are many good ones!

*Note: Register Rewards are a printed coupon at point of sale that works as cash toward your next purchase at Walgreens. You CANNOT use a Register Reward from one promotion toward doing the same promotion again; if you want to "roll" your Register Reward during the same week into a new Register Reward, you'll have to do so by using the first Register Reward (let's call this promotion A) to purchase products on a different Register Reward promotion (let's call this one B).

In a nutshell, this is how to roll over Walgreens Register Rewards during the same week:

Buy products for Promotion A, earn Register Reward $ from Promotion A (paying with cash, older Register Rewards from the previous week, or with Monthly Easy Saver Rebate generated Gift Card $$); then,

Buy products from Promotion B, pay with Register Reward from Promotion A, and earn new Register Reward $ from Promotion B; then,

Buy another set of products from Promotion A, earning new Register Reward $ from Promotion A, and paying for products with Register Rewards from Promotion B.

You can do this as many times as you like to better your deal. And of course, using coupons on the products in the promotions will sweeten the deal even further.


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THE BEST I SEE:

Buy $10 of participating P&G products, earn $4.00 in Register Rewards.

Buy $50 of participating P&G products, earn a total of $20.00 Register Rewards and earn a bonus $5.00 Register Reward - a total of $25.00 in Register Rewards!

Buy 7 Febreeze Noticeable Starter Kits for $7.00 ea
*Use (7) $3/1 coupon from 3/2 P&G Insert

Buy 1 Febreeze Air Effects for $2.50
*Use (1) $1/1 coupon from 3/2 P&G Insert

Total Cost: $51.50

Total OOP (Out Of Pocket) after coupons (these expire on 3/31, so get this deal now!): $29.50

Total Register Rewards Earned: $25.00

There are numerous P&G products available for this RR; check the ad at Walgreens to see what works best for you. All the P&G coupons from both the February 10 insert and the March 2 insert expire 3/31/08, so you'll need to flip your deal soon!

Other Register Rewards this week at Walgreens:

Buy (4) 12 pks Pepsi for $11.00, earn $3.00 RR

Buy Bertolli Frozen Dinner for $5.99, earn $2.00 RR

Buy $15 of Nexxus Hair products, earn $5.00 RR

Buy $30 of select Baby/Baby Care items, earn $5.00 RR

Buy Glucerna Cereal for $4.99, earn $4.99 RR

Other Deals of Note this week at Walgreens:

All Easter items %75 off (you might be able to use some candy coupons if you still have them to get overage on items if your store hasn't been picked clean yet); and,

Wednesday, April 2, get a FREE Printer Cartridge Refill! You'll need the coupon from the insert for this and you'll also need to check if your ink cartridge is compatible.

Shopping Scenario Sunday, March 30: KROGER

Frugal Faithful, grab your Kroger circular and prepare to save some serious $$ getting groceries this week!

Kroger is running a 10 Item Mega Event; buy 10 items (mix and match off the sale price lists of $1 items, $1.50 items, $2 items and $2.50 items) and receive an instant $5.00 off your purchase.

Limit of 3 rewards (buying 30 items and saving $15.00) per transaction.

In my region, this sale runs through April 13, 2008, so there is a lot of potential to make this deal work for you over the next two weeks.

Listed $1.00 items (with doubled coupons for $0.50, you may get many of these for free, creating an overage on your total bill!) for the 10 Item Mega Event (I'm in Cincinnati; this may vary region to region):

$1.00

Pedigree Canned Dog Food, 22 oz

Gatorade Sports Drink, 32 oz

Sobe Lifewater, 20 oz

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, 6.8-8 oz

Lipton Side Dishes, Rice or Noodles, 4.1-6.4 oz

Haggen-Dazs, 4-4.23 oz or cup

Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, 15.16 oz

French's Mustard, 12-14 oz (*coupons in recent Sunday inserts for 0.50/1)

Hormel Chili with Beans, 15 oz (*coupons in recent Sunday inserts for $1/2)

Kroger Toaster Treats, 8 ct

Kroger Pretzels, 9-15 oz

Excedrin Extra Strength 10 ct vial (*coupons in recent Sunday inserts for $2/1 any size Excedrin! Overage!)

Hershey's Whoppers or Milk Duds, 10-12 oz

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 18-18.4 oz

Pillsbury Biscuits and Crescent Rolls, 4-12 oz (*many, many coupons in recent Sunday inserts, 0.50/3 Biscuits and 0.50/1 Crescents)

There are also similar-sized lists of items sale priced at $1.50, $2.00, and $2.50. You can plan your shopping list to max out the 3o items/3 rewards per transaction and save $15.oo off your total transaction; with coupons on the individual items, you'll net some serious savings overall.

Check online at Kroger for what's available in your region. I know some of the regions (Atlanta) are already displaying the upcoming week's ad.

Do you have links to any printables for these products or the other products listed in the Kroger 10 Item Mega Event? Email me and I'll post them with credit back to your blog. Thanks!