Walgreens scenarios for the week (9/7-9/13)

I’ve loved CVS for a lot longer than Walgreens, but lately Walgreens has much better deals. If you’re new to shopping at Walgreens, here are some scenarios to get you started:


Robitussin & Dimetapp are $3.99 this week (make sure that you get the bottles that are marked at this price because they are the only ones that work for this deal). There are $3 printable coupons for the Robitussin and $2 printable coupons for the Dimetapp (links below).

Dimetapp link:

Robitussin link:

You can stop here, or, if you want to keep on saving, here’s some ways to spread the $:

Stock up on cleaning supplies next:

2 Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Max – $3.79 (there were $3 off coupons in Sunday’s paper, and I will use 2)
2 Scrubbing Bubbles scrubbers – $3.79 ( – 2 $2.75/1 coupons – printable on scrubbingbubbles.com)
1 Scrubbing Bubbles shower foam – $3.79 (-$1 coupon on Scrubbing Bubbles.com and there was also on in Sunday’s paper)
1 Shout stain remover – $2.79 (-.75/1 coupon)
1 Windex – $2.79 (-.75/1)

2 Oust Sanitizers – they are on sale for $2.99 this week and there is a $1/1 Walgreens coupon in the Easysaver catalog and a BOGO free coupon that was in the paper recently as well as a $1/1 coupon that was in the paper recently. They let me use all 3, which made them free.

Glade Fabric Refresher is $2.99. There is a $1/1 Walgreens coupon in the Easysaver catalog and there were $1.50/1 coupons in the paper recently (or printable ones on their website). This makes it .49!

Hunt’s tomato sauce is 3/$1 with the in ad coupon and I need a “filler” so I can use my RR (remember that RR are considered a manufacturer’s coupon at Walgreens, so if you are using manufacturer’s coupons for everything else you’re buying, you need to buy something extra to cover using the RR)

Use $10 RR from cough medicine. I will pay $2.02 and get another $10 RR
(if you don’t have all of the coupons I mentioned, you could buy 2 and get $2 or 4 and get $5…print 2 of the $2.75/1 Action Scrubbers and you pay $2.08 and get $2 back)
There is a manufacturer’s mail in rebate for the Action Scrubbers. You will be reimbursed for the full purchase amount $3.79.

I plan to do this next:
Buy 1 Crest Pro Health mouth rinse 4.49 (-.75/1 coupon)
Buy 1 Excedrin Express Gels 3.99 (-$2 printable)
Buy 1 Nivea Men Body Wash 4.99 (-$2 printable)
Buy 1 LypSyl 1.99

Use $10 RR from Scrubbing Bubbles..spend .71, get $4.49 from Crest and do Walgreens rebates for Excedrin, Body Wash, and LypSyl ($10.97)

Buy 1 Revlon Nail Color 4.79 (use $2 from All You or recent inserts)
Buy 1 Crest Pro Health toothpaste (use .75/1 from P&G insert)

use $4.49 RR from Crest. Spend $1.34, get $8.58 in Walgreens rebates

With my $2 from the free Glade Plug ins last week, I’ll have $21.55 coming to me in Walgreens rebates for spending $4.07. I will also get an addition $3.79 for the action scrubber. Total profit = $21.27

You CAN get paid to shop! 🙂 Happy shopping!

Hot deals of the week (9/7-9/13)

Here are the “deals” for the week:


2 day sale (Sunday/Monday only):

*All Revlon Nail Enamel – $3.99, get $3 ECB – limit 3 (there were $2 and $1 coupons for ANY Revlon color product in recent inserts)

*Aussie or Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner$2.49, get $1 ECB – limit 2

Weekly ECB deals:

*Renuzit Tri Scents – $7.99, get $3 ECB (there is a $4 coupon in today’s paper)

*Irish Spring or Softsoap refills – $5.99, get $2 ECB

*L’Oreal Age Perfect Skin, Revitalift, or Skin Genesis – $5.99, get $5.99 – FREE after ECBS! (there are $3/1 and $1/1 coupons for these)

*Buy $15 of Nivea Body/Lip Care or Eucerin Body, get $5 ECB

*Right Guard Clinical – spend $6.99, get $5 ECB – limit 3 (there was a $1/1 coupon in the paper recently)

*Right Guard Sport, Xtreme, Soft & Dri or Dry Idea – $2.99, get $2 ECB – limit 5 (there are lots of coupons for this!)

*Act Anticavity dental rinse$4.49, get $2 ECB

*Claritin – $18.99, get $2 ECB (there were $3 coupons for this in the paper recently)

*Bayer Contour glucose monitor – $14.99, get $5 ECB (there is a mail in rebate where you would get your other $9.99 back or a $30 coupon from recent papers and All You magazine which makes it a moneymaker)

BOGO deals:

*CVS vitamins, herbals, and minerals
*Colgate toothpaste
*L’Oreal lip color
*Sally Hansen nail treatments
*Nestle fun size bags of candy
*LifeSavers/Creme Savers/Gummi Savers
*Post Cereals
*Dreyer ice cream
*Progresso soups
*Arizona tea
*CVS batteries
*Lady Speedstick deodorant

Hidden monthly deal – buy Purex, get a $1 ECB

Baby sale – through 9/14 – Most items $10 (regularly $12.50-20) or $20 ($22-$39.50) – if you have a 20% off coupon, it makes things pretty cheap!


Gift card offers:
*Buy 2 boxes Luvs diapers ($15/each) and get a $5 gift card
*Buy 2 of the following, get a $5 gift card: Avent BPA free bottles ($17.49/each), Similac powder ($22.49/each), Huggies big pack diapers ($21/each)
*Kashi 4/$11, get a $5 gift card (this includes cereals, bars, crackers, cookies, and frozen meals)

This week is their “big baby sale” so pretty much everything baby-related is on sale.


Register Reward deals:
*Cleaning products (see products listed below) – buy 2, get $2, buy $5, get $4, buy 7, get $10
Priced at $2.49 – Scrubbing Bubbles spray or wipes, Shout spray or wipes, Windex spray or wipes, Fantastik spray
Priced at $3.79 – Pledge spray or wipes, Scrubbing Bubbles shower foam/toilet gel/action scrubber, Drano

*Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner kit – $19.99, get $10 RR

*Pond’s Towelettes – 2/$9, get $3 RR

*Listerine products – 2/$11, get $6 RR

*Crest and Oral B dental car – 3/$8, get $3 RR

*Buy 2, get $2, buy 3 or more, get $4 RR:
Tylenol Allergy/Cold/Sinus relief – $4.99/each
Sudafed/Benadryl – $3.99/each

*Buy 2 or more participating products, get $5 RR:
Delsym cough syrup – $7.99

*Buy 2, get $5, buy 3, get $10:
Advil pain relief – $6.99
There is a $1 printable for Advil here:

Robitussin cough syrup – $3.99
There is a printable for $3 off the Robitussin here: https://j.ovm1.net/wch1/Robitussinstandalone/default.aspx?c=1373&p=ROB06019&s=01

Dimetapp cough syrup – $3.99
There is a $2 printable for the Dimetapp here:

Centrum multivitamins – $6.99
There is a $1 printable here:

*Crest Pro Health Mouth Wash – $4.49, get a $4.49 RR (there was a .75/1 coupon in the paper last week)

Other deals:
*Butter Ball chicken broth – 2/$1 (with in ad coupon)
*Hunts tomato sauce – 3/$1 (with in ad coupon)
*Progresso soups – 3/$4 (with in ad coupon)….you can use manufacturer’s coupons on top of this!
*Twizzlers – .99 (with in ad coupon)

*Buy one, get one free – ink cartridge refill (with in ad coupon)
*Glade fabric freshener – $2.99 (use $1/1 Easysaver book coupon and $1.50 manufacturer’s coupon – printable at website – pay .50)
*Oust Surface and Air – $2.99/each – buy 2, use $1 Easysaver book coupon, $1/1 manufacturer’s coupon and BOGO free coupon = FREE!

I’m giving away some coupons this week to help with your savings!

I will mail out the following coupons tomorrow to the first two people (one for each set of coupons) to post that they’re interested: (please post a way for me to contact you)

*Target ~ (These are store coupons so they can be combined with manufacturer’s coupons) – $2/1 Similac powder, $2/1 Huggies jumbo pack or larger diapers, $1/1 Luvs jumbo pack or larger diapers, $1/1 Huggies baby wipes, .50/2 Gerber baby foods, $2/1 Huggies baby toiletry, .75/1 Johnson’s baby toiletry, $1/1 Avent bottles
PLUS – 2 $1/1 Luvs manufacturer’s diapers coupons, .50/1 Huggies baby wipes (manufacturer’s coupon)

*Gymboree ~ 20% off coupon that can be used online or in store (expires 9/15)

Get $10 in FREE Target gift cards

If you’re like me, you can always find a way to use a Target gift card! A few months ago, I joined a site called Lilaguide.com because they were offering a $5 Target gift card for writing reviews about places in your area. They are still offering this promotion, so if you haven’t signed up on their site already or written your reviews, you can find out how to do that here:

They now have a new promotion. If you sign up on the site and create a “group” and five other people join your group before September 15th, you will get a $5 Target gift card.

Here are the details of the promotion:

Start a free online parenting group on any parent-related topic or location that interests you, and as a thank you we will send you a $5 Target gift card!*

Perhaps you love to cook and want to share ideas for recipes (“start a group called Family Cooking”), or maybe you want to start a playgroup in your neighborhood (“Central Park Playgroup”).

If you get 5 members to join your group by September 15th, we will send you a bonus $5! (Use the “invite a friend” feature in your group to email your friends to join!)

Here’s how:

1) Log in to www.lilaguide.com – make sure your address is in your profile!

2) Click on the “Groups” tab or click here: www.lilaguide.com/groups and create a group on the topic or location of your choice

3) Email your username & group name to sguyton@lilaguide.com so we can track it

Thanks for your continued support,

The Lilaguide.com Team

*Rules: Promotion ends September 15, 2008. Members must be real parents with unique, valid email addresses. Reward applies to 1 group per person.

Feel free to post a link to your group in the comments here so that others can join!
If you’d like to join MY group, (please do!) you can find it here:

What’s the Bzz…..

About four years ago, I discovered a really cool website called BzzAgent.com The purpose of the site is to maximize on the power of “word of mouth marketing.” When you sign up on their site, you become a “Bzz Agent.” You respond to a variety of surveys about your interests and products you use, and based on your responses, you get invited to join different campaigns. Usually, once you join a campaign, you get to test a variety of products and spread the word to your friends and family. Each campaign usually includes free products (or coupons for free products) as well as coupons to share with others.

Some of the products I have gotten in the past include: Ralph Lauren perfume, Hershey’s Take 5 candy, Nutella, Skinny Cow milk, fantastik OxyPower, Hillshire Farms Entree salads, Arby’s Chicken Naturals, Coppertone sunscreen, Ziploc Zip ‘n Steam bags, Sonicare UV Sanitizer, Listerine Whitening strips, Chili’s Smokehouse bacon burger (this was one of our favorite campaigns!), Glade Wisp flameless candle, Claritin RediTabs, and Back to Nature Nuts and Trail Mixes. I have also gotten to read several different books.

What I’m Bzzing right now

Currently, I am a member of three separate Bzz Campaigns:

*Teddy Grahams Trail Mix: This has been a HUGE hit with my family! We all love the Bears & Bees mix. My daughter informed me that she NEEDED it for her snack/lunches when she starts school this week and made sure that she told her daddy that he was not to touch it because it was for her and ONLY her. A box does not last long around here.

You can read my full review about the mix here:


They also have some great activities for preschoolers. You can access those here:

*Max Factor makeup: I just got my Bzz kit for this last week. It came with a full size ColorGenius Mineral Blush, Lipfinity Longwear Lipcolor, Lash Perfection Volume Couture Mascara, and a blush brush.

So far, the only thing I have tried is the Lipfinity Longwear Lipcolor, but I am in LOVE with it! There are two separate tubes. One is a tube with the colored lipstick. The lipstick is in a liquid type form and you apply it with a brush. You let it dry for 60 seconds, and then you apply the “moisturizing top coat” which looks like a clear tube of lipstick. I was amazed because I thought for sure that the color would come off on the clear tube, but it didn’t. I’m one of those people who constantly has to check my teeth after I apply lipstick because more often than not, I will have some on my teeth. Since I started using the Lipfinity Longwear Lipcolor, I no longer have that problem. The color does NOT come off, even after you apply the top coat. I have also found that the color lasts throughout the work day, so I just have to reapply the moisturizing top coat periodically to add a shine.

This lipstick is so easy that even those with little makeup sense (myself included) can apply it easily! You can find out more about Max Factor products here:


*Pedia-lax – I have not yet received my Bzz kit for this campaign, but my daughter has had her struggles with constipation and I know plenty of others who have kids in the same boat, so we’re looking forward to learning more about it!

If you want to get in on spreading the Bzz, check out the website here and sign up to be a Bzz Agent yourself!

In case you don’t feel like cooking tonight…

Happy Labor Day! In case you don’t feel like cooking tonight, there are two free chicken offers that you can take advantage of for dinner.

Chick Fil A – 3 piece chicken strips when you wear a shirt with a collegiate or football team logo. Details below:

McDonald’s – free Southern style chicken sandwich. Print up a coupon from the information below and there were also coupons in a recent Parade magazine that expire today: