More Walmart deals

I’ve said before that I’m not a Walmart fan, but I know that there are some of you who are limited on grocery store options or who like Walmart, so I thought I’d share this link. She has matched up everyday prices of items at Walmart with coupons and lists a number of things (pet, grocery, health & beauty, pets, etc.) that are free or very cheap.

Here’s the link:
http://thecentsiblesawyer.blogspot.com/2008/08/wal-mart-deals-updated-810.html

*Keep in mind that prices vary from one area to the next. I know that some of these items are more expensive in my area.

Looking ahead – CVS week of 8/24

DISCLAIMER: When I post these “look ahead” posts, it’s so that you can start planning and get coupons to match up if they are available. I only post them after I have seen ad scans on other sites, but sometimes the ads vary from market to market, so these may not be the exact ads that you get in your area. You can see the ad scans and full link on Hot Coupon World:
http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/cvs/147421-cvs-ad-8-24-8-30-sneak-peek-pics-added.html

This actually looks like a pretty good week, which is a relief because the week of 8/17 is a SLOW week. There are tons of ECB deals. These are just the ones that stood out to me:

*Pepsi products, 4/$12, get $3 ECB back

*Buy Schick Intuition plus razor blades, get $5 (priced at $9.99)

*Tampax Pearl, 2/$8, get $2 ECB

*Carefree/Stayfree/OB, 2/$9, get $5 ECB (there are coupons for these)

*Playtex, $4.99, get $3 ECB (there are $1 off coupons for these)

*Kotex Light Days, $1.49, get $1.49 (Free after ECBs)

(apparently it’s women’s hygiene week at CVS)

*Zipfizz, $5.99, get $5.99 (Free after ECBs)

*Spend $15 on the following, get $5 ECBs (Centrum Kids – $7, Centrum Cardio or Caltrate – $9, Centrum – $11, Dimetapp – $7, Advil Cold & Sinus – $10, Advil – $10) – there have been LOTS of coupons for all of these

*Buy 2 CVS hand sanitizers, get $1 ECB (I don’t know the prices on these, but the pen looking ones are AWESOME!)

*Propel, Sobe, or Gatorade – 5/$5, get $2 ECB (not bad if you have the Sobe coupons)

*Buy $10 of Hershey’s candy, get a free candy dish

LOTS of BOGO deals (remember you can use two coupons if you have them!):

*Ajax dish detergent

*Colgate toothpaste/toothbrushes (couldn’t make out specific types)

*CVS batteries

*Kellogg’s cereals (couldn’t make out specifics, but Special K and Raisin Bran are pictured)

*Lays chips

*Revlon cosmetics

*Thomas English muffins

Free Chicken strips at Houston Chick Fil A locations

Chick Fil A is giving away FREE chicken strips for the next three days! If you visit a Houston area Chick Fil A location between 5 and 8 p.m. on 8/12-8/14, you can get three free chicken strips. They also apparently have a new dipping sauce that you can try. We haven’t actually done this yet, but from what I have read on other sites, you don’t have to bring anything special with you, but you do have to ask for it.

I really like Chick Fil A because they are very family oriented (they have family nights several times a month where they offer face painting and other fun things for the kids as well as a craft activity and Bible stories during lunch a few times a month and they are closed on Sundays, which is a rarity anymore). The kids also love the food, and they at least have some adult-oriented options.

ENJOY!
(and if you think that “free food” is too good to believe, I found the details here: http://www.cfasugarland.com/index.php?page=events)

Instant Win Games, Freebies, and Product Test Panels

INSTANT WIN GAMES:
Here is an Instant Win game to win free Dole salad. You can play once each day:
http://www.winfreedolesalad.com/Success.aspx

FREEBIES:
Free sample of Post It Super Sticky Recycled Notes:
http://www3.3m.com/qfrm/ShowSurvey?surveyid=JOFOCMH8

Free Medela BPA free Breastmilk bottle:
http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/free-bottle-offer-login

Free Orville Redenbacher 100 calorie Mini Smartcakes:
http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid48622.aspx

PRODUCT TEST PANELS:
Join the General Mills product test panel:
http://pssst.generalmills.com/join2.php

This panel is new, so I just joined, and I don’t know how it works, but I have joined other panels and you usually get tons of free samples when new products come out and coupons (sometimes for free products!)

Procter & Gamble coupons and surveys:
http://www.pgeverydaysolutions.com/pgeds/en_US/jsp/EDS_Page.jsp?pageID=SCSCL

Deals for the week of 8/10

I just thought I’d post links to recap some of the “hot deals” that are happening this week:

CVS
At CVS, you can get Alavert, Lamisil/Lamisilk, Huggies (and other baby products), Energizer batteries, and candy. You can find more information on this post:
http://melziemomsbargains.blogspot.com/2008/08/cvs-ad-week-of-810-816.html

GYMBOREE
The Back to School sale will continue through 8/17. The details are here:
http://melziemomsbargains.blogspot.com/search/label/Gymboree

(There is also a 20% off printable coupon good for use in store only that can be found here:
http://www.legoland.com/NR/rdonlyres/36787886-54EB-4F09-A6E2-5646199AD590/0/LEGOLAND_gymboree.pdf)
**You might want to check to make sure your store will accept printable coupons first**

HOLLYWOOD VIDEO
Free Blu Ray rentals (one at a time) for the month fo August and $2.99 regular DVD rentals. This definitely is working in the Houston area, but it may be in select markets, so you may want to call your store first.

KROGER
Deals for the Texas/Louisiana area through Tuesday (8/12):
http://melziemomsbargains.blogspot.com/2008/08/kroger-this-week-86-812.html

TARGET
I haven’t seen any ad scans yet. I’ll post any deals tomorrow after I see the actual ad.

WALGREENS
At Walgreens, there are deals on Crest toothpaste, All detergent, Band Aids, Campbell’s soup, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, and Bic pens. You can find more information on this post:
http://melziemomsbargains.blogspot.com/2008/08/walgreens-deals-this-week-week-of-83.html

WALMART
Buy the All You magazine for $1.77 and get lots of free stuff (Nabisco crackers, Kraft cheese, Kraft dressing, Crystal light, Oscar Mayer hot dogs, etc.):
http://melziemomsbargains.blogspot.com/2008/08/walmart-all-you-magazine.html