What’s On Sale This Month

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by Discount Debbie

Did you know that your local grocery stores and drug stores have sales cycles. And, did you know that there are specific items that go on sale every month? Furthermore, can you believe that it’s already June?! Well, this month you can find lots of great summer deals. Check out this month’s sales and clearance items.

National Dairy Month. I bet you didn’t realize that June is National Dairy Month. I don’t think we have that on our family calendar ;) Look for deals on milk, milk-cereal combos, ice cream, cheese, butter, eggs and yogurt. Sometimes, stores will display the “discount” by offering a store coupon for those products. So, keep your eyes open for either discounts or coupons on all dairy products.

Fourth of July. Expect to find deals on all things related to summer cook-outs, especially Fourth of July. That’ll include: Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, barbeque sauce, ketchup, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, mustard, mayonaise, relish, ice cream, popsicles, frozen treats and soft drinks.

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Seasonal produce. This is my favorite. We like to eat the fruit and veggies that are in season and, therefore, on sale! So, be looking for sales on apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, red onions, summer squash, strawberries, sweet Vidalia onions, tomatoes and watermelon.

Summer Stuff. Summer stuff includes insect repellent, sunscreen, outdoor furniture, shorts, sun hats, beach toys, lawn mowers, barbecues and grilling utensils, swim wear, kid pools, sandboxes and sandals.

Gardening. Well, for those of us whose temperatures have already started lingering in the 90s, our gardening season is just ending. For those of you who live in places where people can actually enjoy being outside and do some gardening in the summer, be sure to check out deals on plants, flowers, seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, compost buckets and water hoses.

Clearance. Clearance this month looks more like an early preparation for fall and winter: jackets, sweaters, umbrellas and rain boots as well as wreaths from Memorial Day.

Are you in the market for any of these June deals?


Diaper Deals This Week

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by Coupon Cathy

It appears that diapers is not the highest priority on most people’s lists this week. I think it might be because of a major holiday, or something like that, taking place this week ;) While I appreciate that kind of priority, because this is my very favorite time of the year, I still have to change out those diapers every day. Even on national holidays! So, good for Rite Aid for continuing the diaper sales this week.

Rite Aid
Huggies Snug & Dry or Little Movers Big Pack Diapers, Pull-Ups Big Pack Training Pants or GoodNites Underwear, 27-35 ct $19.99
Use $3.00/1 – Huggies Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pk or larger, must Unlock coupon for value – (hopster.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pk or larger, must Unlock coupon for value – (hopster.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, must Unlock coupon for value – (hopster.com)
Or $3.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, must Unlock coupon for value – (hopster.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, must Unlock coupon for value – (hopster.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers – (huggies.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pk or larger – (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pk or larger, must Unlock coupon for value – (hopster.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Overnites Diapers, NO doubling – (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling – (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling – (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling – (pull-ups.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pk or larger, NO doubling – (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers – (hopster.com)
Or $1.50/1 – Huggies Goodnites Underwear, jumbo pk or larger – (hopster.com)
Final Price: $16.99

Pampers Baby Wipes, 180-216 ct $5.99
Use $0.50/1 – Pampers Wipes, 56 ct or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 coupon per household per day – (coupons.com)
Or $0.50/1 – Pampers Wipes, 56 ct or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 coupon per household per day – (pgeveryday.com)
Final Price: $5.49

Huggies Baby Wipes Tub, 64-72 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Huggies Pull-Ups Wipes Tub, 51 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Big Kid Flushable Wipes, excludes trial size – (pull-ups.com)
Or $0.50/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Big Kid Flushable Wipes, NO doubling – (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $0.50/1 – Huggies Baby Wipes, 40 ct or larger, NO doubling – (pickupthevalues.com)

 

Buy 2 Huggies Pull-Ups Wipes Tub, 51 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use two $1.00/1 – Huggies Pull-Ups Big Kid Flushable Wipes, excludes trial size – (pull-ups.com)
Pay $3.00, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.00 each, when you buy 2

Are diapers on your shopping list on Christmas week?


Christmas Card Deals

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by Discount Debbie

We are now less than 3 weeks away from Christmas! Is anyone else as shocked as I am at how quickly this season seems to be flying by?! I actually already have our family’s photo Christmas cards in hand, for a change. I just need to get them out now! If you don’t yet have your cards, here are some fantastic deals on photo cards you can order right now. Don’t miss these deals! It’s a great time to order your cards.

 

Cardstore

Save 50% off your holiday cards or invites with code CCN3125 at checkout, expires 12/8/13
Plus they have FREE standard shipping on orders of $30 more more, no code required!

Costco

$34.50 for a set of 50 premium photo cards

CVS

25% off cards, use code CARD25 at checkout, expires 12/5
Buy one calendar, photo book or phone case and get one 50% off with code BOGOSALE at checkout, expires 12/5

Minted.com

15% off holiday card orders $150 or more, 10% off $100 use code HOLLY at checkout

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Picaboo

50% off holiday cards with code CARDS4YOU! at checkout
Buy one, get one FREE Calendar with code 2014CALENDAR! at checkout
Buy one, get one FREE photo book with code CUSTOMCLASSIC! at checkout

 

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Snapfish

40% OFF cards+ FREE 3-day trackable shipping with code YULECARDS at checkout, expires 12/6

60% off orders of $100 or more with code CYBER60 at checkout, expires 12/6

55% off any size order with code CYBER55 at checkout, expires 12/6

Save up to 70% off with code TWINKLING at checkout, expires 12/12
Includes 12×12 custom and signature books, desk calendars, standard prints and mousepads

Target

25% off all holiday cards with code SEASON25 at checkout, expires 12/8
Only valid on ship to home orders

30% off all mugs with code 30MUG at checkout, expires 12/15

 

Walgreens

50% off photo cards with coupon code hohocards at checkout
40% off cards and calendars on orders 25+
with code CARDCALDEC at checkout, expires 12/7
33% off all photo gifts with code 33PHOTOGIFT at checkout, expires 12/7
10 cent 4×6 prints with code 10CENT4x6 at checkout, expires 12/7

Vistaprint

140 Customized Labels – $5 Shipped

50 Cards For $20 + Free Shipping Over $50 – expires December 6

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York Photo

50% off all holiday card offers with code GREETINGS at checkout, expires 12/31
Plus new users get 40 FREE prints

Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet?


What’s Free With Coupons This Week

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by Coupon Cathy

Shampoo. Hair accessories. Candy. Do you see any relationship between those three items? Well at this time of the year and on this list, they all look like stocking stuffers to me! ;) Now, of course, you have to know whether the person for whom you are shopping would appreciate any of those things…and I can’t imagine who wouldn’t! Of course, candy is a great stocking stuffer. But, I know that my 4 year old daughter who plays dress up and who can’t have enough bows and ribbons would love finding hair accessories in her stocking. And, I wouldn’t mind putting free shampoo in my own stocking…or, perhaps just directly into the bathroom. ;) Whether you are looking for free stocking stuffers or you just like to get free stuff, this list is for you!

WALGREENS

Buy 1 Crest 3D White Mouthwash, 16 oz $3.99
Or Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 – Crest Pro-Health or 3D Whitening Rinse, 458 ml or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 like coupons per household per day, 10009 – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.01 Moneymaker
 
Buy 1 Hyland’s Leg Cramps, 2.5 oz $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 – Hyland’s Leg Cramp Product – (hylandsbaby.com)
Pay $5.99, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.01 Moneymaker
 
Buy 2 Mars Holiday Candy, 0.92-1.2 oz $0.49
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 6 
Use one $1.00/2 – Mars Holiday Snickers, Twix, M&M’s, Dove Promises, 3 Musketeers, Minis Mix or Milky Way Products – (redplum.com)
Final Price: Free, when you buy 2
 
Buy 1 Scunci Headband, 2 ct $2.00
Or Scunci Octopus Clip, 3 ct $2.00
Or Scunci Clippies, 6 ct $2.00

Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free
 

CVS

Buy 1 Triaminic Night Time or Day Time Liquid, 4 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1
Use one $1.00/1 – Triaminic Product, redeemable at Walmart – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Triaminic Product – (triaminic.com)
Pay $3.99, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $0.01 Moneymaker
 

TARGET

Buy 1 Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces, 13 oz $1.99, regular price
Use one $1.00/1 Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce from SS 11/10 (exp 1/15/14)
And use one $1.00/1 – Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce, 13 oz, limit one coupon or offer per guest, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: Free
 

WALMART

Buy 2 Tresemme Shampoo, 15 oz $2.48, regular price
Use one $5.00/2 Tresemme Products, excludes gift packs and trial/travel size, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip from RP 11/17 (exp 12/15)
Or $2.00/1 –TRESemme Product, excludes trial & travel size & gift packages, maximum of 2 identical coupons in same transaction – (coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.04 Moneymaker, when you buy 2
 
Buy 1 Suave Professionals Shampoo, 12.6 oz $1.98, regular price
Use one $2.00/1 – Suave Product, excludes trial and travel size, limit of 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip, must “Refer & Save” – (beautyflashsale.com)
Final Price: $0.02 Moneymaker
 
Buy 1 Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Moisturizing Shampoo, 5.1 oz $4.97, regular price
Use one $5.00/1 – Nexxus Product, excludes trial and travel size, limit of 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip, must “Refer & Save” – (beautyflashsale.com)
Final Price: $0.03 Moneymaker
 
Buy 1 Rayovac Alkaline AAA Batteries, 4 pk $2.97, regular price
Use one $3.00/1 – Rayovac Alkaline Batteries – (hopster.com)
Final Price: $0.03 Moneymaker
 
id=”coupon_1979142″>Buy 1 Simple Green All-Purpose Cleanser, 32 oz $1.97, regular price
Use one $3.00/1 – Simple Green Product, coupon value $1.00 if prerequisites are not met – (hopster.com)
Final Price: $1.03 Moneymaker

What are you favorite thrifty stocking stuffers?


Black Friday Shopping Tips

Posted on November 27th, 2013 by Discount Debbie

 

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Thanksgiving! At our house, the turkey is brining (is that a word?) and sweet potatoes are baking in the oven. Yummy :)

But, I know that some of you are doing more than preparing for tomorrow night’s meal; you are preparing for Black Friday. If you plan to shop on Black Friday, you need to prepare. So, here are just a few tips to help you out through the madness that is Black Friday…or Grey Thursday…whichever!

1. Do Your Homework. If you are going Thursday night, you will need to do this either today or tomorrow before dinner. Go through the ads or websites where the Black Friday deals are posted to find the deals you want. Make sure you comparison shop beforehand. Get online or use one of the many apps out there to help you figure out what the best deal really is. You can get great deals on Black Friday. But, you can also just be paying regular price on some items. You won’t know unless you do the research.

2. Prioritize. Doing your homework means more than just circling or writing down what you want to buy. It means prioritizing. It will be crazy out there; you know that. So, what do you want most. Go for that item first.

3. Shop With Friends. Shopping with friends could make for a more enjoyable experience. But, it can also help you get more deals. If two or three items are high on your priority list in one particular store, you can split up and, therefore, have a better chance of not missing out on your deal. It’s like being in more than one place at once ;)

4. Bring Ads With You. Just in case there is any discrepancy at the register, the ad will be your (and the cashier’s) friend. It will make things less confusing for everyone.

5. Gift Receipts. If you are buying gifts, make sure you ask for gift receipts. It makes the return process so much easier for everybody.

And, beyond all that, have fun! Pick up some coffee, bundle up, make friends, tell funny stores and make it a memory! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

How will you prepare for Black Friday?


Making Healthy Choices This Thanksgiving

Posted on November 26th, 2013 by Discount Debbie

Thanksgiving is traditionally the kickoff to the holiday season, the shopping frenzy (oh, I mean the shopping season) and the not-as-popular holiday weight gain. It also happens to be cold and flu season. And, do you know what one food item bears the greatest responsibility for tearing down our immune system? Sugar. So, if you’d prefer not to add on the pounds and you’d prefer not to get sick, there are choices you can make to increase your chances of staying healthy.

Sugar. Sugar is the biggest culprit when it comes to weight gain and to lowered immunity. You can’t help how other people make their foods. But, you can make some substitutions when you’re making your own. Honey, maple syrup and rapadura/sucanat are all unprocessed sweeteners that taste just as good in pies, cookies and anything else that calls for white processed sugar. I only use honey now for all our baked goods, desserts and even in my coffee every morning. I’d encourage you to use local, raw honey if you can get it.

Fats. Studies now tell us that the low-fat diet is not as healthy as it was once believed to be. It’s important to eat fats, good fats. Here’s more on why good fats are good for you and can help you lose weight. So, skip the margarine and “low-fat” options and use real butter, coconut oil and even lard! What you’ll find is that eating the real stuff–which tastes better, incidentally–makes you feel full sooner. So, you don’t need as much to feel satisfied.

Artificial Flavoring. As much as possible avoid “artificial flavoring.” What is that, anyway? It’s artificial. First, it’s not as good as the real thing. Use your own herbs and spices and real flavors created by using real food. Second, there are people who have adverse reactions to artificial flavorings. Last, some say that artificial flavorings are also responsible for weight gain.

 

There are no guarantees, though. If you sit next to someone who is hacking their lungs out on your flight, you might just get those germs. If you are eating very healthy but are not sleeping well and are stressed, you may still get sick and even gain weight. I say make it real. It tastes better and is better for you. And, it’s usually cheaper to make it on your own!

What healthy choices do you make during the holidays?


Thanksgiving Money Saving Tips

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by Discount Debbie

 

Thanksgiving is many things to many people. But, if you have ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner in your home, you know that it is not cheap. So, here are a few tips to help cut some of the cost of hosting Thanksgiving in your home.

1. Turkey. Grocery stores often have amazing deals on turkey leading up to the big day. And, if you want to plan in advance, you can get even better deals the day after Thanksgiving. And, since you can freeze them for up to a year, you won’t have your turkey to worry about for next year’s big day.

Also, you know you will have leftovers, right? It’s a Thanksgiving given. So, there’s no need to buy too much turkey. Just buy enough for the number of people you are having over…unless you want to eat lots of leftovers :)

2. Decorations. Make your own decorations. There are lots of resources online and very simple ideas for those of us, like me, who are not naturally arts-n-crafts-inclined ;)

3. Potluck. Make your meal a potluck. People love to showcase their favorite foods and it’s a great way to save some money for you. You make the turkey, ham and your favorite dessert and allow others to bring sides and maybe extra dessert.

4. Leftovers. Plan on leftovers: soups, sandwiches, casseroles, pot pies. We are a big leftover home. So, I get excited about easy, money-saving meals to prepare after Thanksgiving.

 

These are just a few money-saving tips for the kickoff of the holiday season. What do you do to save money on Thanksgiving?


What’s Free With Coupons This Week

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by Coupon Cathy

Could you use a little help around the holidays? Maybe a few helpful holiday freebies? Who can’t?! This week’s freebie list offers some. You can get some cooking sauce and 12 ounces of fresh cranberries from Target to help you get you prepare your Thanksgiving meal one week from TODAY! (Can you believe that?!) And, maybe you can use some free Wasa Multigrain crispbread…to snack on while you cook. :) Then, you can pick up a couple of stocking stuffers too. Do you know anyone who might appreciate nail polish or an EcoTools bath poof? Those are great stocking stuffers! I’d love them to show up in my stocking! Come to think of it, you could just put them in your own ;) Whatever you decide, it can only help to get a few freebies at this time of the year!

 

WALGREENS

Buy 1 NeilMed Wound Wash, 5.98 oz $5.00
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Pay $5.00, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

 

Buy 1 Sal de Uvas Picot Antacid, 12 ct $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

 

Buy 1 Homeostasis Diabetic Direct Immune or Calcium Boost, 20 ct $5.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward
Pay $5.99, Receive $5.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

 

CVS

Buy 1 Bayer Contour or Contour Next EZ $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 ExtraBucks, Limit 1 
Pay $9.99, Receive $9.99 ExtraBucks
Final Price: Free

 

RITE AID

Buy 1 Total Toothpaste, 4.2 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use one $1.00/1 Colgate Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 11/10 (exp 11/23)
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.01 Moneymaker

 

Buy 1 Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color $0.99, regular price
40% Off
Use one $1.00/1 Wet n Wild, Fergie or Gift Set Product from RP 11/17 (exp 11/30)
Final Price: Free

 

TARGET

 

Buy 1 Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces, 13 oz $1.99, regular price
Use one $1.00/1 Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce from SS 11/10 (exp 1/15/14)
Or $1.00/1 Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce from SS 10/6 (exp 11/30)
And use one $1.00/1 – Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce, 13 oz, limit one coupon or offer per guest, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: Free

 

Buy 1 Fresh Cranberries, 12 oz $1.99
Use one $1.00/1 – Ocean Spray Fresh Cranberries, 12 oz – (facebook.com) if included
And use one $1.00/1 Fresh Fruit Purchase, $1.00 or more, Target Mobile Coupon (exp 11/27) Text PASTA to 827438 
And use 5% Off – Fresh Cranberries, Target Cartwheel Offer (exp 12/24) – (cartwheel.target.com) 
Final Price: Free

 

WALMART

Buy 1 Wet n Wild Nail Polish, 1 ct $1.00, regular price
Use one $1.00/1 Wet n Wild, Fergie or Gift Set Product from RP 11/17 (exp 11/30)
Final Price: Free

 

Buy 1 EcoTools Mini Bath Pouf $0.87, regular price
Use one $1.00/1 – EcoTools Product, any – (coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.13 Moneymaker

 

Buy 1 Rice Dream Beverage, 32 oz $1.98, regular price
Use one $2.00/1 – Dream Non-Dairy Beverage or Dessert – (couponfactory.com)
=Final Price: $0.02 Moneymaker

 

Buy 1 Advil PM Pain Relief, 4 ct $0.97, regular price
Use one $1.00/1 Advil PM Product, Limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 10/13 (exp 12/12)
Final Price: $0.03 Moneymaker

 

Buy 1 Poise Absorbent Products Very Light Pantiliners, 24 ct $2.72, regular price
Buy 1, Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta
Use one $2.00/1 – Poise Pads or Liners – (hopster.com)
Pay $0.72, Submit for $1.00 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $0.28 Moneymaker

 

Wasa Multi Grain Crispbread, 9.7 oz $1.68, regular price
Buy 1 Wasa, Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta
Use one $0.75/1 – Wasa Crispbreads – (hopster.com)
Pay $0.93, Submit for $1.00 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $0.07 Moneymaker
Do you ever stuff your own stocking? ;)

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