Ebates.com – Earn money back on every day purchases!

If you haven’t discovered Ebates.com yet, it’s a great time to sign up! They are offering a $10 bonus if you sign up now.

If you’re not familiar with Ebates, you earn cash back for purchases that you make through their site. They include links to over 900 stores. Typically you earn between 3-5% back (I have seen some up to 10%).

Some of my favorites include:


I have found that I can purchase many of the deals I find online through Ebates, so I get stuff for super cheap and earn money back, too!

Christmas is just around the corner and if you like to shop online for Christmas gifts, Ebates will help you stretch your Christmas budget a little bit more! I hate dealing with the crowds, and I find a lot of deals online that are cheaper than they would be at the stores anyway, so it works out well.

Here is the link if you would like to sign up:

You do have to make a qualifying purchase by 10/31/08, but there is no minimum purchase amount. If you like to read, Abebooks.com is a participating retailer. They have really cheap books and you get 5% back.

Mail call

I’ve posted about several “freebies” recently, so I just thought I’d share the things I’ve gotten in the mail so far this week so you can see that this stuff really does work:

*$10 in Target gift cards from Lila Guide. The details are here:

*A Procter and Gamble book with tons of great coupons that have late expiration dates!

*A package from Psst with a box of Chex Mix turtle bars and several coupons for $1.50/1 (which I’m guessing will make these free or very close to free if I watch the sale ads):
(see link above)

*A package from Bzz Agent with my latest BzzKit for Smucker’s Uncrustables:

*A package from Quaker with a full size box of Quaker protein granola bars (peanut butter and chocolate – MMMMM!), two sample size boxes of Life cinnamon cereal, some Quaker Simple Harvest granola bars, and several coupons!

*A $10 check from MySurvey.com (post to come!)

More coupons!

When in doubt, check manufacturer’s websites and sign up for all of the coupons you can. I’ve gotten some great ones that way (especially freebies).

Here are some great coupon offers I’ve found this week:

If you have pets~
*$5 off Hill’s Science Diet pet food:

*Free Yesterday’s News Purina cat litter:

*Free Iams dog/cat food:
http://www.startsampling.com/sm/100323/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100323&source=SEARCH%20 &

*$5 off Iams Proactive dog food:

For families~
*$35 Delmonte coupon book:

*Try Kraft products before anyone else:

For women~
*Playtex tampon samples plus a $1 off coupon:

*Free sample of Kotex pads:

CVS scenarios for this week

Before I post some of my scenarios, here is my CVS tip for the day – if your store has the price check scanners, they usually will also print coupons. Stop at the scanner and scan your card when you first go into the store because it will print CVS coupons that often match up with deals for the week.

*Remember that CVS coupons can be used WITH manufacturer’s coupons! 🙂

Happy shopping!

SCENARIO #1: (I did this last night using a 3/15 CVS coupon)

*Buy Breeze 2 monitor – $14.99 (earns $10 ECB)
*Buy Gatorade 2/$8 (earns $2 ECB)

Used $3/15 CVS and up to $30 off Breeze 2 monitor (making it free)

I spent $5 and got $12 in ECB

If you don’t have a need for the blood glucose monitors and don’t know anyone who needs one, there are often free clinics in your area that will accept donations or check with your OB/GYN – they can often give them to women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes.


*Buy Centrum Cardio – $9.99 (earns $4 ECB)
*Buy Glaceau Vitamin water – $2.29 (earns $2.29 ECB)
*Buy Speedstick deodorant – $1.99 (earns $1 ECB)
*Buy Colgate toothbrush – $.99

Used $3/15 CVS coupon, used $3 Centrum coupon, used $1 deodorant coupon, used $1 Colgate coupon, used $1 Colgate toothbrush CVS CRT

Spend $6.26 (plus tax), earn $7.29 (I also have the TMF form for the Centrum, so I will get a $9.99 rebate)


*Buy Always Infinity paids – $4.98 (earns $4.98 ECB)
*Buy Bic Soleil razor – $5.99 (earns $4 ECB)
*Buy 2 Colgate Max toothpaste – $2.99/each – $5.98 total (earns $4 ECB)
*Buy CVS hand sanitizer – $1.99 (earns $1 ECB)

Use $3 Bic Soleil razor coupon, 2 $1 Colgate toothpaste coupon, $1 Colgate CVS CRT

Spend: $12.94, get $13.98

It is possible to gain or maintain your ECBs without the $/$ CVS coupons. It just takes some creativity 🙂

Deals for the week of 10/5-10/11

CVS: full ad scan here, courtesy of Hot Coupon World – http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dcnrq3sp_93g6jm4fvc

ECB deals:
*Glaceau Vitamin Water – $2.29, get $2.29 ECB (1 per household)
*Mennen (Speed Stick) deodorant – $1.99, get $1 ECB (5 per household) – there are coupons in the 9/14 and 9/28 inserts
*Gatorade or Propel 6 pk – 2/$8, get $2 ECB
*Spend $20 on the following pain relief items, get $10 ECB: Tylenol cold/sinus congestion/sore throat – $6, Children’s Sudafed/Pediacare – $6, Sudafed/Sudacare – $7, Children’s Tylenol/Motrin – $6, Tylenol/Tylenol PM – $6, St. Joseph/Motrin – $8, Mylanta – $6, Pepcid – $18, Imodium – $13, Viactiv – $6, Serenity pads – $10, KY Liquibeads – $12, EPT – $16, Monistat – $16 – printable coupons at Tylenol.com, lots of coupons from the 9/14 and 9/28 inserts
*Get $4 ECB when you buy Centrum Cardio, Silver, Performance, or Caltrate – $3 off coupon in 9/7 inserts plus TMF mail in rebate (moneymaker if you have these)
*One Touch Ultra Mini blood glucose monitor – $19.99, get $5 ECB
*Bayer Breeze 2 blood glucose monitor – $14.99, get $10 ECBs (the monitor will be free if you have the $30 coupon from the inserts or All You Magazine)
*Buy CVS blood pressure monitor, get $10 ECBs
*Buy CVS hand sanitizing spray – $1.99, get $1 ECB – THESE ARE AWESOME IF YOU HAVE KIDS AND GREAT FOR YOUR PURSE! (limit 5 per household)
*Buy $20 of Gas-X, Maalox, or Benefiber, get $10 – coupons in 7/13 and 9/21 inserts
*Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste – $2.99, get $2 ECB (limit 2) – coupons in 9/28 inserts, printable coupon here: http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/OC/SpecialOffers.cvsp?Section=OralCare&Offer=ColgateTotal
*Schick Quattro or Titanium razor or trimmer – $8.99, get $3 ECB (limit 1) – coupon in 9/7 inserts
*Bic Soleil razor – $5.99, get $4 ECB (limit 5) – $3/1 coupon in 9/14 inserts or printable here: http://www.feelthesoleil.com/soleil_main.html
*Spend $20 on Nexxus hair care or brushes, get $10 (limit 1)
*Always Infinity Pads – $4.98, get $4.98 (limit 1)
*Head & Shoulders/Gillette/Pantene – $4.99, get $1 ECB (limit 5) – coupons in 9/14 and 9/28 inserts

*CVS vitamins
*Hershey’s snack size candy
*Post cereals (if you have the “free” coupon from the mail in rebate, you can get 2 boxes for free)
*Life Fitness vitamins
*Nature Made vitamins
*Craig MP3 player

Other deals:
*Aquafresh/Colgate toothpaste or toothbrush – $.99 – $1 off coupons for Colgate make this free, printable Aquafresh coupons here: http://www.aquafresh.com/coupons.aspx
*Purex – $2.99 – coupons in this weekend’s inserts

KROGER – items and coupon match ups for the ad running through 10/7 can be found here: http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/kroger-texas-louisiana/166350-re-kroger-tx-la-ad-oct-1-7-2008-matchups-thanks-jaws1.html

WALGREENS – full ad scans, courtesy of Hot Coupon World, here: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dccpgn8g_195gw9rqdgh

Register Reward deals:
*Listerine Smart Rinse – 2/$9, get $4.50 RR – coupons in 7/27 inserts, $1 printable here: http://www.listerinekids.com/smart-rinse-coupon.jsp, TMF mail in rebate
*Glade Scented Oil Plug-ins or Wisp Flameless – $5.99, get $3 RR, coupons in 9/14 inserts and $3 BzzAgent coupons

Easysaver Rebate deals:
*Hershey/Nestle/Mars candy – 4/$10 – $4 rebate
*Shout/Fantastik/Scrubbing Bubbles products – 2/$5, $1 rebate for each item, coupons in 8/10 inserts
*Glade Air Fresheners – $1.99 – $1 rebate for each item, coupons in 9/14 inserts

Other deals:
*Crest/Oral B toothpaste/toothbrush – $1.99 ($1 instant coupon from Easysaver catalog, $1 off coupon from 9/28 inserts = FREE)
*Progresso soups – 4/$5 (with in ad coupon) – coupons in 9/7 inserts and printable here: http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rjboder82641865&bt=wg&o=53987&ci=1&c=GM&p=mPX6JaWn
*Jif peanut butter – $1.99 – coupons in 8/24 inserts
*Jell-O – 2/$1 (with in ad coupon)
*Foam bowls or plates – $.99 w/ in ad coupon

I don’t normally shop at Walmart, but they have the Green Giant Valley Steamers for $1-$1.99 (it depends on your area). There are $1 printable coupons making them free or close to free.

The link is here: http://print.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=13306&zid=iq37&nid=10
These are “Bricks” printable coupons, so if you hit the back button on your browser, you should be able to print a second one.

Find more Walmart deals here:

Happy shopping!