Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free Photo Collage @ Walgreens

You can get a free 8 by 10 photo collage at Walgreens.com photo (pick up in store) today and tomorrow using the coupon code FUNDAY. Just ordered mine. You can probably make a "collage" using just one photo if you want to print out an 8 by 10 to frame.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pantiliners are profitable...

Made $ at CVS buying girly things today. Again, not for me.

Today's purchase:

Two 99-cent CVS notebooks, with 99 cent Extra bucks back (net cost = $0.00) - 3 day sale ends Tuesday

Three 50-cent 10-packs of mechanical pencils (Net cost = $1.50)

Four packages Carefree pantiliners ($3.79 each with $3.79 extrabucks back)
-two $1 off 1 package coupons
-$1 off 2 packages coupons
Net = $3 PROFIT

Two packages of Kotex pantiliners, $1.49, buy one get one free
- two $0.75 coupons
Net = FREE (earn a penny)

PLUS, used a $4 off $20 purchase coupon - from easyfill coupon book in Pharmacy - just ask to get one for free.

Profit= ~$5.50

Going back tomorrow or Wednesday to cash in on the Mead 5-star Notebooks and a few other deals, once I get all the coupons printed out. - check out Dealseekingmom.com for all the details and links.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Free 8 by 10 scrapbook page and make $ on Softsoap body wash at Walgreens

Today's Walgreens photo deal is an 8 by 10 scrapbook page. They mark it down to 99 cents when you use SCRAPIT as a coupon code, but there's also another promotion running that takes a dollar off, making it FREE if you pick it up in store. You can use one of their colorful backgrounds or just print out one big 8 by 10 photo and call it a scrapbook page, which is what I did.

Walgreens is also running a deal this week on Softsoap body wash. It's $3.99 on sale, with a $4 register rewards printout. So, it's already free... I had printed out some $2 off coupons last month that hadn't expired yet, so I only paid $1.99 for each and still got the $4 rewards coupon. Wish I had more of those. I could only find three of them and don't think they're still printing out.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

20 Free photos at Walgreens today only


Use Walgreens.com to print out 20 4 by 6 digital prints and use the code
20FREE4ME in the coupon line during checkout. Have them printed right out at your local Walgreens to avoid paying any shipping charge - totally free, but only today (Aug 20).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Free photo poster at Walgreens today

Use the coupon code FREEPOSTER to get a free 11 by 14 photo poster ($1.99 S&H) from the Walgreens Photo website today. They're doing a different deal every day this week.

Sunday was a free 8 by 10 print (free pickup in store)
Monday was 25 prints for a penny each (free pickup in store)
Tuesday - free poster print (must be mailed to you)

Weds - Saturday deals were not announced yet, but they give some hints as to what they will be on this website: http://www.dealseekingmom.com/photodeals/walgreens
Looks like scrapbook pages on Friday and maybe photo albums on Saturday. Not sure what "bees" and "lunch" refer to the next two days... but we'll find out. In any case, looks like it may be time to think about early Christmas shopping!

You also get 25 digital prints FREE just for signing up for a new account at Wphoto.com

I'm printing out this one: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=451757&l=84b14b20d3&id=1306873292

Bring some kind of receipt or printout with you if you pick up these prints in the store. When my wife went to pick them up yesterday, the photo tech didn't know about the deal and refused to give her the free/1-cent prints we ordered unless she paid full price.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Free stuff at CVS - make $ on your purchase

MAKE A PROFIT at CVS this week with free stuff (after extra bucks)

There's a 3 day sale with bunch of free after extra bucks school supplies, plus Sobe Lifewater is free with a printable coupon (BOGO coupon plus BOGO sale = both free). Get details here:


Go to the CVS Pharmacy and ask for a Readyfill coupon book - it's got $4 off $20 purchase coupons in it

You can get:
2 pencil boxes
2 stacks of filler paper
2 mini notebooks
2 packs of Papermate pens
1 pair of headphones

all will print out the full price in extra care bucks on the receipt when you use your CVS card.

Plus if you have a Buy one Get one printable SoBe coupon, you get 2 bottles free. That puts your total over $20.

Get all the "free" stuff in one sale and use the $4 off $20 coupon to make a 4 dollar profit - you'll get $4 more in extra bucks than you spend.

The other way to do it is to do several small consecutive purchases and roll the extra bucks from one into the next one, so you pay less out of pocket and don't end up with buttloads of extra bucks with expiration dates. If you don't use the extra bucks before they expire, it's not much of a deal.

Also- if you have a Kmart Pharmacy near you, you can transfer 4 prescriptions there and make $25 each ($100) in Kmart gift cards. Think I'm going to make a trip to Nashua this coming week on my way to visit friends. I can just transfer the prescriptions back to my regular pharmacy the next month, or wherever else is offering a dea that month.


And if you shop at JC Penney and have a Mastercard, you can get an extra good deal on your back to school shopping with this $10 off a $25 purchase coupon... print a bunch and use on several purchases.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

What I got Free and Cheap this week

I don't have all of my receipts in front of me, but here's the rundown of some of my free/cheap deals.

Printed $5 off $25 purchase from the CVS website, which I used.
PLUS they will give you a coupon book at the CVS pharmacy if you ask about autofill - it has $4 off $20 purchase coupons. Get one. Get several. They're good for 2 months!

Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse $9.99
-$1 Revlon coupon
get $9.99 extra bucks (limit 1 per CVS card - 3 day sale ended on Tuesday)
=Earned a buck! (x2)
**Bethann and I each have a our own card for double the free-ness

Free CVS AA batteries with a free item coupon that printed out last purchase (~$4 value)
Free CVS mouthwash with a free item coupon that printed out last purchase (~$3 value)

Cashed in Rain Checks for free after extra bucks school supplies from previous weeks' deals:
-2 pair scissors
-2 packs pens
-2 packs post-its
-2 protractors
-2 boxes of pencils

$13 for 4 12-packs of Coke
-$3 extra bucks back
-$5 off $25 CVS coupon, when I bought the other "free" stuff with it.
=$5 spent on the whole mess of stuff


$5 off $50 coupon on the flier this week - you can print one from the Staples website's circular

Then get:

Free after the easy rebate (limit 1 of each):
-label maker ($15)
-electric pencil sharpener($10)
-pack of highlighters ($4)

Plus you can get two packs of printer paper for $4.99 - $3.99 rebate = $1

Plus six one-subject notebooks for a penny each!

That's $2.06 for $39.00 of stuff, after rebates.
I bought another $11 of sale stuff to go just over $50 and used the $5 coupon from the ad. Essentially, saved 50% off the sale price of the extra stuff, whisch was already marked down.
Staples has some good stuff in their clearance section sometimes, too - 90% off the regular price on occasion.
(you have to remember to do the rebate online - it's quick, though - and no stamp is needed.)


I made money at Shaw's this week. They have a great deal when you buy $25 in participating Kraft foods (including Digiorno Pizza and California Pizza kitchen, not just the Kraft brand)
Buy $25 worth BEFORE COUPONS and get a $5 printout to use at Shaw's on our next order, PLUS a form to mail in for a $20 cash rebate from Kraft. I had buy-1-get-1 coupons for crackers, so I bought $20 in crackers and a $6 pizza, which cost $15 after coupons.
After rebate = $10 profit!
I think this deal is running another week - and a new one is starting up tomorrow. Check the Wicked Cool Deals website for details.

Also, back during the Biggest Loser season they had a short window where you could sign up for a $5 coupon off any Jennie-O product. I found their turkey hams, the smallest of which was just over $5 - got it for pennies. I used another coupon over at Price Chopper to get a ginormous pack of turkey hot dogs free, which was on sale for $4.99.


Ecotrin is on sale for $1.99 - there are $2.25 printable coupons that make it free.

I think there is some toothpaste that spits out register rewards for the full price when you buy it. It was out of stock, and I didn't bother 'cause I'm up to my eyeballs in free or better than free toothpaste. Time to make another donation soon!

Rite Aid

There is a $5 off $25 printable coupon online somewhere, plus you can watch lots of video commercials on the Rite Aid website and get a $5 off $20 coupon that way.
I added this to all the rebate stuff I bought to make the deal even sweeter.

Scotch Pop-up tape dispenser = Free after $2.49 rebate
-$2 off coupon
=profit 2 bucks!

Profoot shoe insoles sale 3 for $15
- three $2 off coupons
- $10 rebate when you buy 3
=$1 profit

GE fluorescent bulbs sale 2/$5
- two $1 off coupons
-$2 rebate
=spend $1 to get 2 bulbs

Free Chocolate Friday coupon for a free candy bar

2 Kotex pantiliners (Not for me) sale $1
-2 $1 coupon

2 Carefree pantiliners (Again, Not for me) sale $1
-2 $1 coupon

Clear Eyes $.99
-$1 coupon

Used $5 off coupon to make the deal even better, and put the balance on one of the two FREE $25 gift cards we got for switching our prescriptions over to Rite Aid. So, pretty much earning more money off of the already-free gift cards, and the rebates turn it into cash.

I think that's all I got this week. Check for new sales starting on Sunday for more free stuff!

How to score deals

This summer has been pretty amazing for getting stuff free or almost free. I have been stocking up on school supplies, mostly. CVS had buttloads of free after extra bucks deals all through July - not as much this week, though. Staples has also had crazy free after rebate deals going on. I barely have time to get out and do all the shopping, much less blog about it.

So, I encourage you to check out what's there and score your own deals. If you want to do your own research, the main sites I use for my free stuff research are



Deal Seeking Mom has a very clear walkthrough of al the drugstore deals fro Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, plus other random goodies she finds. Lots of links to printable coupons and Sunday paper coupons. She's out of the midwest, though, so the supermarket chains are different.

Wicked Cool Deals is out of New England and has local (for me) grocery deals, particularly Shaw's, which is where I shop. While Shaw's has mediocre prices on most things but pretty good sales,

PLUS Shaws has these things going for them:
-Take competitors' coupons - (like the $2 off a 12-pack of coke that Rite Aid put out this week!)
-DOUBLE coupons up to $0.99
-Send out weekly online store coupons
-Let you stack a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for extra savings
-Put lots of Manager Discount stickers on their refrigerated items - like meat and prepared foods
-Have lots of deals and promotions that will print out store credits at the register for future shopping.
-Give 10 cents off per gallon at the pump for every hundred you spend there.

I have these websites on my browser tabs all the time - they are updated with new deals several times a day, as blogging is these ladies' full-time job.

I also recommend buying the Sunday paper every week to get the coupon inserts. I usually buy several copies, because some o the free stuff deals require a stack of the same coupon. You can also just buy the inserts or coupons online for a few cents a coupon. That's lots of work, though.

Printable coupons usually limit you to 2 prints per computer(hit "back" a couple times to print again), but if you have access to multiple computers you can score a bunch of them. Each print has a unique code, so if you just photocopy them I think the store doesn't get reimbursed by the manufacturer.

Another great coupon source is All You magazine, found only at the evil WalMart (ugh) or by subscription. It's like $2.50(?) an issue in the store, but you can get a 2-year subscription for less than a buck an issue from some websites. There is a coupon on every other page, pretty much, and often there is one coupon for a product that is just totally free. This month I think it's free beef jerky. One month it was nail polish... random stuff. Good coupon source, though. It pays for itself several times over, even if you don't use half the coupons in it.

For more targeted drug store deals, you may want to check out the following three:
Check it out!