Jump Start ~ Deals for the week of 10/12-10/18

I’ve got lots going on this weekend, so I thought I’d jump start the deals for next week. It looks like a pretty slow week overall, but there are a few good deals here and there.

I’m so disappointed in the candy deals so far. Last year I didn’t pay a cent for any of my Halloween candy and I had bags and bags. This year there haven’t been any super exciting candy deals, but you can get it for $1/bag at CVS this week.

CVS – full add scans, courtesy of Hot Coupon World, can be found here:


ECB deals:

*Get $2 ECB when you buy 2 Nature’s Bounty Vitamins or Supplements (they are also BOGO this week….if you have coupons, this could be a really nice deal) (printable coupons here: http://www.naturesbounty.com/pages/signup.aspx)

*Nestle Pure Life water – $4.49, get $1 ECB

$1/1 coupon in the 8/3 RP insert – expires 11/3/08
Printable coupon here: http://www.everydayeating.com/specialoffers/default.aspx

*Spend $10 on Swiffer products listed, get $5 ECB: Swiffer sweeper starter kit – $7.99, Swiffer dry/wet cloths – $6.99 (printable coupons here: http://www.swiffer.com/swiffer/en_US/promotions.do?utm_source=swiffer_moneybackguarantee&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=Save%2BOver%2B15)

*Buy 2 Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure, get $3 ECBs

$1/1 coupon in the 9/14 RP, expires 12/31/08

*Buy 2 Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew or Ultra-Lift, get $7 ECB

$1/1 coupon in the 9/14 RP, expires 12/31/08

*Buy 24.7 Minerals Face Makeup or 24.7 skincare, get $5 ECB

*Spend $10 on Cover Girl, get $3 ECB

Coupons in the 9/14 and 9/28 P&G inserts (if you still have the BOGO face coupon, this works out well)

*Buy Adidas fragrances, get $5 ECB

*Spend $10 on Dove, Caress or Lever products, get $3 ECB

*Skin Vitals Mask – $2.99, get $2 ECB

*Spend $15 on John Frieda, get $5 ECB

There have been lots of coupons for this in All You magazine

*Colgate Total Advanced Clean/Advanced Fresh/Advanced White toothpaste – $3.49, get $2 ECB

Coupons in October All You, 9/28 SS insert, and printable coupons here: http://offers.e-centives.com/siflo/reg/survey.cfm?s=Yz0xJmY9MSZjdT0xJmJxPTEmdmlkPTY2MSZvPTE4MTUyMjEmcD0xODE3MDI2JnB0PTEmY289NDAyJmZ3ZWI9MSZzYz0zMjcmY2lkPTEwMDQ3MzQ4OTUmclVSTD0lMkZzaWZsbyUyRnBvc3RyZWdpc3RlciUyRWNmbSUzRnZpZCUzRDY2MSUyNnQlM0QxJTI2cyUzRDEwMjUzNjg2NjIlMjZmd2ViJTNEMSUyNmNvJTNENDAyJTI2c2MlM0QzMjclMjZpZCUzRDdjNmY5YTgzJTJEYzFhMCUyRDRlYjElMkQ4OTJmJTJEYzcyMjY5ZmEyOWY2JnM9MTAyNTM2ODY2MiZpZD03YzZmOWE4My1jMWEwLTRlYjEtODkyZi1jNzIyNjlmYTI5ZjY%3D

*Oral B Pulsonic power toothbrush – $59.995, get $20 ECB

*Tampax tampons – $5.99, get $3 ECB

*Always Infinity pads – $4.98, get $1 ECB (they are free after ECBs this week?!)

*Dulcolax – $6.99, get $2 ECB

*Accu-Chek diabetes monitor – $19.99, get $10 ECB (there is also a MIR so you could get the $9.99 back)

*Buy Claritin D – $18.99, get $2 ECB

Printable coupons on Claritin.com

*Buy Zyrtec – $18.99, get $1 ECB

*GPS Navigation for Dummies – $99.99, get $10 ECB

*Sobe/Propel/Gatorade – $5/5 – buy 5, get $3 ECB

BOGO deals:

*CVS batteries

*Nature’s Bounty vitamins

*Revlon face, eye, lip, nail, or beauty tools

*Almay cosmetics

*Osteo Bi-flex

*All laundry detergent – printable coupons here: http://www.befresh.com/?tqnm=rhooedm81071087&o=53066&c=bf&p=p53066d20080815094624&cl=&cp=&eb=1&ci=&bq=&r=&lang=&cista=0


All You Magazine and 8/17 RP

(if you use 2 $1/1 coupons, you should be able to get two bottles for $3.49-$4.49 depending on prices in your area)

*Right Guard/Soft & dri/Dry Idea deodorant

Other deals:

*Mar’s candy – 2/$3 – $1/2 coupon in 9/28 SS insert

*Gold Emblem spices – .88 (I use these all of the time)

*Pepperidge Farm goldfish – 2/$3

KROGER – ad/coupon match ups are here: http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/kroger-texas-louisiana/168934-re-kroger-tx-la-ad-oct-9-14-2008-done.html

WALGREENS – full ad scans can be found here: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dccpgn8g_216sjhsrqd7

(some of the pages were kind of fuzzy, so I may have missed some of the deals)

RR deals:

*2 liter soda (Dr. Pepper, 7 Up, A&W, Canady Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Sunkist) – 4/$5, get $2 RR

*Buy $15 of products, get $5 RR (Bertoli – $6, Hellman’s – 2/$7, Skippy/Ragu – 3/$5, Breyer’s – 2/$7, Country Crock – 2/$3)

*Buy Crest toothpaste – 2/$6, get $2 RR

*Buy Kotex – 2/$9, get $3 RR

*Buy 2, Get $5 RR: Dimetapp or Robitussin – $3.99, Centrum/Caltrate – $6.99, Advil – $6.99

*Alka Seltzer Plus – 2/$10, get $3 RR

*Vicks cold products – 3/$12, get $4 RR


*Lysol cleaners, disinfecting wipes, spray

*Renuzit odor neutralizer

*Zout – there is a printable mail in rebate form here: http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=rjagfrg54762573&bt=wi&o=52886&c=DZ&p=Q2IOUlpA

There were also coupons in the 8/10 SS – so you make $ if you buy these

*Hefty OneZip bags – $1/2 coupon in the 8/3 RP insert

*Jane cosmetics

Other deals:

*Arm & Hammer laundry detergent – $2.99 – $1 Easysaver coupon = $1.99 (there is a printable coupon here:

So…. $.99 for detergent! 🙂

*Campbell’s cream soups – 5/$4 with in ad coupon (cheaper than the grocery store)

*Bonne Bell cosmetics – 40% off – great for stocking stuffers or birthday party gift bags if you have little girls! – these are listed at 2/$3 online, which would make them 2/$1.80 after the 40% off and then there are $1/2 printable coupons on coupons.com making them .80 for two!

*Sara Lee bread – 2/$4 (cheaper than the grocery store)

*Butterball chicken broth – 2/$1 (using in ad coupon)

*$.89 Reynold’s wrap (with in ad coupon)

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 🙂