Thrifty Thursday: Saving on vitamins!

In another lifetime, I used to buy those big huge bottles of vitamins at Costco and Sam’s Club.  I would anywhere from $10-14 and think I was getting a really good deal and that I was saving a lot of money.  That was before I discovered coupons of course!

It actually took me awhile to figure out that you can get vitamins MUCH cheaper by taking advantage of drug store deals.  If you check out your weekly ads, you will see that they typically have at least one brand priced at “Buy One, Get One Free.”  To sweeten this deal, there are money saving coupons to use, too and since most coupons will let you use TWO coupons (one for each item) on a buy one, get one free deal, you end up saving lots of money!

Let’s say that your drug store has Nature’s Bounty vitamins on sale BOGO free and you have two $1/1 coupons.   If the Vitamin C is priced at $2.99, here’s the breakdown of what this deal would look like:

Buy 2 Vitamin C – $2.99/each

Use 2 $1/1 printable coupons
-$2.99 (store promotion – BOGO free)

Spend $.99 out of pocket for two bottles of Vitamin C!

That’s a much better deal than any deal I ever got at Sam’s Club or Costco!

Here are some tips for saving money on vitamins:

1.  Register for money saving coupons from the following companies:

-Nature’s Bounty

-Nature Made


2.  Watch your drug store ads for Buy One, Get One free offers (sometimes grocery stores offer these promotions, too!)  Pair your coupons with these promotions for extra savings.

TIP: When taking advantage of a buy one, get one free promotion, make sure that you are buying items that are equal or comparable in price.  Typically, the lowest-priced item will come off as the “free” item and if you are buying two items that have a big variance in price, you won’t be saving as much.

For example:  If you are buying Niacin, which is priced at $9.99ish usually and then Vitamin C, which is priced at $2.99ish, the breakdown would look like this:

Buy Niacin – $9.99
Buy Vitamin C – $2.99

-$2 (two $1/1 coupons)
-$2.99 (store BOGO free promotion)

Spend $7.99 OOP

You would save more if you bought two bottles of Niacin!

Also, if you are buying more than just two bottles of vitamins and the vitamins have varying prices, make sure you break them up into separate transactions and buy bottles that are equal or comparable in price together!

I stockpile vitamins just like I stockpile other items.  Just make sure that you check the expiration dates when you purchase them and that you store them in a “safe” location!

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FREEBIE alert: Blockbuster Express rentals!

If you get a three day weekend, take it easy and watch a free movie from Blockbuster Express! You can get a free one night rental when you enter the code THANKYOU at check-outThis code is valid on Friday, 4/22 and Saturday, 4/23 ONLY.

The code can be used once per card.  Search for a participating Blockbuster Express kiosk in your area here.

NOTE: You will be charged a fee of $1 per night if you do not return the movie by 9 p.m. on the night following your initial rental.

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More CVS freebies: Listerine, Reach toothbrushes & floss!

The back page of my CVS ad this week lists the following items 5/$5: Colgate (3-4.6 oz), Aquafresh (6.4 oz), Listerine (250 ml), Listerine Pocket Paks (72 ct), Reach Total Care toothbrush, Reach floss, Dove bar soap, Yardley bar soap, Lever 2000 bar soap, Ivory bar soap

You can get the following items for free with the coupons listed below:

-Listerine mouthwash
$1/1 Listerine printable

-Reach floss
$1/1 Reach floss printable

-Reach Total Care toothbrush
$2/2 Reach toothbrush printable

These are great items to add to your stockpile if you’re just getting started, but also please consider donating some. Check out my “Couponing for a Cause” post here for more information!

Also, check out the rest of the CVS deals for the week here!

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Pampers Gifts to Grow: 10 points + 100 points for new users!


Have you signed up for Pampers Gifts to Grow yet?

If you’re already a member of the Pampers Gifts to Grow program, here’s a bonus code worth 10 points (if you’re a fan on Facebook, you may have already gotten these codes):


If you haven’t signed up for Pampers Gifts to Grow yet, you can get 100 bonus pints when you sign up using the link here! If you’re not familiar with Pampers Gifts to Grow, you can enter codes from Pampers diapers, wipes, and training pants and accumulate points that can be redeemed for rewards.  I typically save mine until they have gift card offers, but you can also get Shutterfly items, toys, codes and more!  Right now, for 1,000 points, you can get a $10 gift certificate, a 20 page Shutterfly photo book, or a $10 BJ’s gift card!  I earned enough points just by entering bonus codes over the last year to get a $10 Red Robin gift card that also includes a coupon for a free kid’s meal!

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Zantac free sample!


If you suffer from heartburn, this Zantac free sample is BACK! You can request your free sample here.  It’s available “while supplies last” and last time, it went pretty quickly, so if you’re interested in this one, request it quickly!

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