More Savings Monday: Get extra $ for Christmas

I found this information on Money Saving Mom.

*If you have old electronics, cell phones, computer equipment, etc. sitting around your home, you may be able to turn it into cash or gift cards. Sam’s Club, Costco, and Amazon are all offering trade-in and recycling programs.

Here are the details on the Sam’s Club deal:

Do you want to recycle an old printer? Or trade-in an iPod? We make it easy through our Trade-in and Recycle Program. If you’re a Sam’s Club Member, you can trade in qualified used electronics items. In exchange, we’ll give you a Sam’s Club gift card for the value of your item. If your item doesn’t qualify, we’ll help you recycle it.

Follow these simple steps:

Sign-in to You must be a registered Member of to use this program. –>
1. Visit
2. Enter details about the electronic item you want to trade-in.
3. Find out whether your item qualifies as a trade-in.
4. If your item qualifies, ecoNEW, a company we’re partnering with, will tell you the trade-in value.
5. Learn how to recycle items without trade-in values.
6. Follow packaging instructions for your trade-in or recyclable item.
7. Receive a Sam’s Club gift card in the mail for items with trade-in values.

Here’s the link if you’d like more information about the trade/recycle program at Costco:

At, you can recycle old phones or iPods for Amazon gift cards here:

Get a $10 Holiday bonus from Coinstar when you exchange $40 in change for a $40 gift card (participating retailers include:, Starbucks, Circuit City, JC Penney, i Tunes, Borders, Old Navy, Pier 1, AMC, Lowes, and more). Details and participating locations can be found here:

Get cash for books you have sitting around your home at Details are below:

Britax Marathon carseat for $42.99 PLUS FREE SHIPPING!

If you’re in the market for a new carseat, has a Britax Marathon for $42.99 and it includes free shipping! This is an awesome deal because the retail price on this is $279.99.

You can use it as a rear facing carseat from 5 to 33 pounds and then as a forward facing carseat through 65 pounds and 49 inches.

If you are an member, go through the link there and get 4% back.

If you aren’t an Ebates member yet, you will get a $5 bonus for joining through this link and another $10 bonus for making a purchase through 12/31/08. Click here to join:

Here’s the link to the carseat:

Scenario Sunday: for the week of 11/16-11/22

CVS: If you don’t do any other deals this week, the Duracell batteries deal is DEFINITELY worth it! Stock up now for the holidays or for your emergency stockpile.

Here are my scenarios for the week:

Buy L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Sheer tint moisturizer – $15.99
Buy Vaseline body lotion – $5.99
Buy Zantrex-3 – $4.99

Use $3/15 CVS skincare CRT, use $1 L’Oreal moisturizer manufacturer’s coupon, use $1.50 Vaseline lotion coupon. Spend $21.47, get $22.98.

Buy 2 Duracell battery packs – $5.99/each
Buy 4 Glade candle holders – 4/$10

Use $5/2 CVS Duracell battery tear pad, two .75/1 Duracell battery coupons, $1 Glade candle CRT, and 2 $1.50/2 Glade candles manufacturer’s coupons. Spend $11.48, get $5 ECB.

**I will complete 4 more transactions where I buy the batteries (you can only use the CVS tear pad coupon once per transaction). I will spend $29.64 in ECBs and earn $45. So I will make $15 in ECB stocking up on batteries.

**I will do the Duracell deal on my other card also, but I don’t have any more tear pad coupons (I traded for the 5 I did get), so I will just use manufacturer’s coupons. I will spend $54.64 and get $45 in ECB. So, it’s like getting 11 packages of batteries (I will have to get a small package as a filler to get over $60) for $9.64. I bought my Duracell coupons on eBay. I got 20 for $1.99 shipped.

**Another deal this week is the Gold Emblem (CVS brand) spices. They are BOGO free Sunday and Monday. Their spices include things such as chicken bouillon cubes, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, parsley, and black pepper. I have used all of these and they work great. You get two spices for $.99 during the BOGO sale.

KROGER – See the scenario I posted last week to get 30 items for about $12. I will try to put together another one today.

There is a Super Coupon in today’s paper for 3 pop tarts for $3. You can combine this with the $1/2 Pop Tarts manufacturer’s coupon that was in last week’s paper and get 3 boxes of Pop Tarts for $2. I am going to try to come up with a scenario so that I can get over $50 and use a $10 off $50 and get the $10 Home for the Holidays catalina back.

I will be buying the Claritin – $18.99, the 3/$1 Scotch tape, and the Butterball chicken broth (.39/each). I will use a $5 RR, a $3 printable Claritin coupon.

I will spend $13.16 and get a $5 RR back.

Savings Saturday: Deals for the week of 11/16-11/22


ECB deals:
*Duracell batteries – spend $20, get $15 ECB
look for $5/2 CVS coupons on tear pads on Duracell displays (it has been reported that this coupon will only work once per card)
.75/1 coupon from 10/26 RP insert
$1/1 peelie coupons on some batteries
there should be coupons in Sunday’s inserts
*Spend $29.99 on Lumene products, get $10 ECB
*Buy 24.7 minerals makeup or 24.7 skincare, get $5 ECB
*Spend $10 on Milani makeup, get $5 ECB
*Spend $19.99 on Skin Effects, get $5 ECB
*Buy Vaseline body lotion – $5.99, get $2 ECB
$1/1 from 10/26 RP insert
*Buy any Pure Black Rice skin care, get $5 ECB
*Spend $15 on Vickery & Clarke product, get $5 ECB
*Buy L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium sheer tint moisturizer – $15.99, get $15.99 ECB
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*Buy Clairol Natural Instincts or Loving Care hair color – $5.99, get $1 ECB
$2/1 from 11/2 P&G insert
*Buy Right Guard, Soft & Dri, or Dry Idea – $2.99, get $2 ECB
.50/1 from 10/5 SS insert
*Buy Miralax laxative (30 doses) – $19.99, get $3 ECB
$2/1 from 9/28 SS insert
*Buy Zantrex-3 – $4.99, get $4.99 ECB
$5/1 from 9/7 SS insert (this will only work if your stores start deaBoldls early or accept expired coupons)
*Buy Clear Care twin pack – $14.99, get $3 ECB
*Buy CVS pharmacy video camcorder (one time use) – $29.99, get $10 ECB
*Buy Kodak SD memory card (1 GB) – $9.99, get $2 ECB
*Spend $10 on Glade products, get $5 ECB
printable coupons on
various coupons from recent inserts

BOGO deals:
*Ajax dish detergent
*Russell Stove chocolate
$2/1 from 5/4 RP insert
*Kleenex facial tissue
$1/3 from 11/2 inserts
.40/1 from recent insert
$1/1 from 11/2 SS insert
*Revlon lip or nail
$2/1 from 9/14 SS insert
$1/1 from 10/12 SS insert
*Maxwell House
*Nature Made vitamins
$1/1 from 9/28 and 11/2 SS inserts
*CVS pharmacy toothbrush
*Kodak Powerflash camera

Other deals:
*Fantastik, Scrubbing Bubbles, Pledge, Windex, Clorox wipes – 2/$5
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*Spend $20 on Coke products, get $10 off Wall-E (get Wall-E for $9.99)

KROGER: The “mega sale” goes through Tuesday. Check out last week’s scenario thread for ideas.

RANDALLS: The “Home for the Holidays” promo goes through 11/30. Spend $20, get $5 off your next purchase. Spend $30 get $10 off your next purchase (these are based on totals BEFORE coupons!)

TARGET: I haven’t seen the ad for this week yet, but all of these deals are still working

StarKist tuna pouches – FREE
StarKist tuna pouches are $.99 on rollback! There were $1/1 coupons in the 10-12-08 RP insert. There are also $1/1 coupons from Vocal Point. So, if you have those coupons, you can get free tuna! The expiration dates on all of the ones I bought so far are 2011, so these would be great for 72 hour kits!

Prego – .80 or .84/jar
Prego is on sale for $1.67 through 11/28. There are $1/3 and .75/2 (it depends on your area) manufacturer’s coupons and $1/2 printable coupons on If you have the .75/2 manufacturer’s coupon it ends up being .80/jar and if you have the $1/3 it will be .84/jar.

Glade holiday candles:Buy four Glade holiday candles in the following scents and get a $5 gift card: Apple Cinnamon, Gingerbread or Glistening Snow scents.

The participating items are priced at $2.50/each, and if you scan them, it will say “buy 4, get a $5 gift card” on the scanner. The deal is good through 12/15.The following items are reported to work for this deal:
4 oz jar candles ($2.50)
Scented oil candle holders ($2.50) – only available in apple cinnamon
Scented oil candle refills 3-pack ($2.50)
Plugins scented oil refill, with free warmer in pack ($2.50)
Wisp flameless candles ($9.49 reg, $5.99 week of 11/2)
InStyle magazine ($3.59-$3.99)

There are BOGO coupons on and on (which you can access through the banner on the right). There were also several coupons in last Sunday’s paper for Glade items.

***You can only get the gift card once per transaction

Printable Target toy coupons here:


*Buy 2 300 ct light sets – 2/$15, get $5 RR
*Kellogg’s snacks – 2/$5, get $2 rr
*Buy 2, get $1; buy 3, get $2, buy 4 or more, get $3: Dove hair care – $3.99, Q-tips – $2.99, Caress/Lever/Dove – $5.99, Degree or Dove deodorant – $2.99, Ponds Cream, Ponds Towelettes, Vaseline Intensive Care, Suave Shampoo/conditioner/style products, Rave hair spray – 25% off
printable coupons here:
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various coupons from home mailers
*Just for Men Touch of Gray hair color – $7 get $7 RR
Try Me Free mail in rebate form here:
$2 printable coupon here:
*No Lye Reaxer kit – $4.99, get $2 RR
*Oral B Vitality toothbrush – $19.99, get $5 RR
*Excedrin – 2/$12, get $3 RR
printable coupon here:
*Claritin – $18.99, get $5 RR
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*LED light set – 2/$15, get $5 RR
*Lighted decorations – $19.99, get $5 RR
*Pepsi 12 packs – 3/$11, get $2 RR

Easysaver Rebate deals:
*Holiday M&Ms – 4/$10, get $5 rebate
*Assorted kitchen appliances (buffet burner, deep fyer, toaster oven, blender, coffeemaker, slow cooker, rice cooker, etc.) – $19.99, get $5 rebate
*Queen size air bed – $29.99, get $10 rebate
*Scotch tape 3 packs – 2/$4, get $2 rebate
*bioINFUSION hair care – 2/$20, get $10 rebate

BOGO deals:
*Finest Natural vitamins
*Walgreens Ultra Alkaline batteries
*Stove Top stuffing (with in ad coupon) – look for BOGO tear pads at grocery stores (which make it free!)
*Energy Saving CFL bulbs
*Clorox bleach
*Tissue paper
*Holiday gift bags
*Christmas essentials (tags, pens, stockings, etc.)
*children’s books or flash cards
*Disney bean bag plush

Other deals:
$4 off all $9.99 toys with in ad coupon
*Campbell’s soups – 5/$4 (with in ad coupon) – .30/3 insert coupon expires 11/23
*Scotch tape – 3/$1 (with in ad coupon)
*Curling ribbon – 3/$1 (with in ad coupon)
*Butter Ball chicken broth – .39 (with in ad coupon)

Freebie Friday: it’s not too late to get your $5 Sears gift card and lots of free health and beauty items!

If you missed the 10,000 fans cut off for the Sears $5 gift card (or you just never got your notification if you were within the 10,000 fans mark, which is what happened to me), it’s not too late. As long as you registered before 2 a.m. on 11/13/08, click on the following link and you will still get a gift card!

Here are the rest of the freebies for the week!
Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste:

Reach Flosser:

Always Infinity pads:

Kotex sample pack:;jsessionid=BTXFSQCIIIVZ0CXOUAUHPOQK30QCQ3MK?red=kotex&_requestid=273403

Playtex tampons:

Vaseline intensive rescue lotion:
Goody Ouchless hair elastics: