Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rite Aid (ROCKS IT) ~ week of 9/2/12 (OMG already???!!!)

Rite-aid is rolling out the FREEBIES this week…. 9 (or more) items for FREE, now this is my kind of week!!!


ReNu Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution 12oz – $8.99
$2/1 Renu Fresh or Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz+
Or – $2/1 Renu Fresh or Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz
Get $7 UP+  (limit 1)
= FREE!!


Select Infusium Hair Care Products – $4.99
– $2/1 Infusium, Rite aid Video Value 
Get $3 UP+ (limit 2)
= FREE!!


Prell Shampoo and Conditioner or L.A. Looks Styling Gel – $2.99
– $1/1 Prell shampoo 04/29/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
Or – $1/1 L.A. Looks, 20 oz or 26 oz 08/19/2012 RP Insert (exp 09/16/2012)
Get $2 UP+ (limit 1)
= FREE!!


Samy Fat Foam Hair Color – $9.99
$5/1 Samy Fat Foam Hair Color
AND –  $5/1 Samy Fat Foam (in-ad coupon)
= FREE!!


Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4 or 4.2oz. – $2.99
– $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz+ 08/26/2012 SS Insert (exp 09/15/2012)
AND –  $2/1 Colgate Total (in-ad coupon)
= FREE!!


Stayfree Maxi Pads 14-24ct. – B1G1 50% – $3.99
–  (2) $2/1 Stayfree (08/26 and 7/22 SS)
Get $2 UP+ wyb 2 (limit 2)
= 2 for FREE!!


Sani-Hands Hand Sanitizing Wipes 50ct. – $2.99
Get $2.99 SCR
= FREE!!


Sunsweet Plum Start Juice 48oz., Prune Juice 64oz. or Prunes 18oz. – $2.99
$0.75/1 Sunsweet PlumSmart or PlumSmart Light
Or – $0.75/1 Sunsweet Prune Juice
Get $2 UP+ (limit 3)
= as low as $.24


Russell Stover or Whitman’s Chocolates, Brach’s Candy Corn or Mellowcremes or Russell Stover Bagged Candy
Pay – 2/$2 (must buy 2)
Get $1 UP+ wyb 2 (limit 4)
= $.50 each wyb 2


UP2U Gum – $1.00
– $1/2 UP2U 08/05/2012 SS Insert (exp 09/23/2012)
= $.50 each wyb 2


Mentos Roll  – 4/$2
Get $1 UP+ wyb 4 (Limit 4)
= $0.25 ea. after +UP Reward!


Act (16-18oz) $4.99

– $2 in-ad coupon

AND – $2 manufacturer coupon (from the 8/19/12 SS insert)

= 99¢

Purchase $10 worth of Almay Cosmetics (B1G1 50% off ), AND Get $4 +ups (limit 2)

Almay Cosmetic Product $2 manufacturer coupon (from the 8/5/12 SS#1 insert)
AND: Almay Wake Up Makeup Cosmetics $3 Rite aid Video Value 
OR / AND Almay Intense I-Color (Mascara, Liners & Shadows) $2 Rite aid Video Value 



Some TOPS deals to plan on for next week – Just a start….

Stock up Prices on a few items we always use!!

TOPS next week looks very good… and I need a few things so I decided to post what I think are the best deals as I come across them…  This is a start….  Items that are a great deal on sale even though there are not any coupon match-ups for them!

FIRST – Some great FRUIT prices: 

  • ·         Grapes – $1.49 / lb
  • ·         Bananas – .39/ lb.
  • ·         Oranges – $2.97 / lb.
  • ·         Blackberries – B1G1 FREE

Nice Deal on TOPS 12” PIZZA – B1G1 FREE (awesome to have on hand!!)

My favorite – TOSTITO CHIPS and SALSA – 2/$4 or $2.00 each * Last week I was out of these and needed for a dip – I paid $4.69 for one bag – OMG!!!

$10/10 Items – w/HOT deal:  BUY 10 get a FREE Peter Pan Peanut Butter (sale price of $2.50)

  • ·         Slim Jims
  • ·         Hunts Snack Pack Puddings
  • ·         Crunch n Munch
  • ·         Banquet Pot Pie or Value Meals
  • ·         Chef Boyardee Cups
  • ·         Hunts Tomatoes

What do you think  – are any of these deals up your alley??

Stay tuned for more TOPS match-ups and of course the drug stores tomorrow… PSSST – I saw quite a few GREAT freebies at Rite-aid!!




Rite-aid ~ week of 8/19/2012

Rite-aid is pulling it in next week – EVERYONE should be popping in for all of the super freebies!!  I am psyched because I have a $20 Up reward that expires on Sunday and now I can roll it in the best possible way!!  Print your video value q’s first then head in for FREE leg creams, Chocolates, sleep sheets, hand sanitizer and beauty tools.  I also LOVE the Samy Fat Foam and with the $6 in ad coupon I will grab a few!  So – yeah, WOW Rite-aid  – welcome back to the game!!

 Restless Legs Cream 4oz. – $11.00
$2 Magni(Rite aid Video Value)

Get $11 UP reward  (limit 1)
= FREE!! + Money Maker??


Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolates – $2.99
– $2/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolate, 5.6 oz (8/19 SS)
AND – $1/1 Hershey’s Pouches of Simples Pleasures (Rite aid Video Value)
= FREE!!


Max Freeze or Max Heat Pain Relievers Gel or Roll On – $7.00
Get $7 UP reward 
(limit 1)
= FREE!!


Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Sleep Aid (10ct) – $5.00
Get $5 UP reward 
(limit 1)
= FREE!!


Rite Aid Hand Sanitizer 8oz. – $1.00
Get $1 UP reward 
(limit 4)
= FREE!!


Eco Tools Beauty and Bath Tools or Studio Basics Mirrors – starting at $2.49
Eco tools $1 coupon – sign up for email list receive $1 welcome coupon in a second email

Get $4 UP reward wyb 2 (limit 2)
= FREE!!


St. Joseph Aspirin (325mg) 125ct. or Mineral Ice 8oz. – $4.99
Get $4 UP reward (limit 2)
= $.99


Arm & Hammer or Arrid Deodorant – $2.99
Get $2 UP reward  
(limit 1)
= $.99

Samy Fat Foam Hair Color – $8.99
– $6/1 Samy Fat Foam Hair Color (in-ad coupon)
= $2.99


CVS ~ week of 8/19/12

We are big fans of the Listerine Pocketpaks, but not of the price so LOVING the freebie this week at CVS!  Also been wanting to try Almay mascara and at only $2 I feel that is worth the try…  I mention the Right Guard deal because it seems like $1 for deodorant is about the best price I see lately…  Finally, Revlon is offering a great deal on lip and nail and my very favorite deal girl EVER – Ann of Coupons, Deals and More – came up with this deal roll where you can score tons of the Revlon products for less than $6!  These are the types of deals I love…  My daughter loves these products and a lip stick (very light) and nailpolish (very bright) are awesome filler gifts when she has a party to go to, or even has friends over!  The Revlon deal is actually worthy of a rain check if you run into shortages!!  So CVS is an absolute must do this week for me…  What about you??

Here are the best deals I have found:

Listerine Cool Mint, Fresh Burst, Pocketpaks – $2.99
– $1/1 Reach Toothbrush (07/29/2012 RP) 
Get $2 ECB (limit 2)
= FREE!!

Almay Mascara – $5.99
$2 Almay Cosmetic Product(8/5/12 SS#1 )

Get $4 ECB WYB $10

 = 2 for $2 each!


Right Guard or Dry Idea – $2.99

-$1 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Deodorant(8/19/12 RP)

Get $1 ECB

= .99 each!


Lip and Nail Deals – Gather up your coupons:  Here again is Ann’s deal idea!! 


 Revlon Colorburst, Moondrops, Just Bitten or Super Lustrous Lip – $6.49

-$1 Revlon Color Cosmetic  (7/22/12 SS and 8/5/12 SS#1 insert)
Get  $4 ECB  (Limit 4)


Revlon Nail – $4.99  
-$1 Revlon Color Cosmetic  (7/22/12 SS and 8/5/12 SS#1 insert)
Get $3 ECB (Limit 6)



Rite-aid ~ week of 8/12/12

A few AWESOME freebies, check it out:

Stayfree Maxi Pads 14-24ct. – $3.00
– $2/1 Stayfree ( 07/22/2012 SS) 
Get $2 UP reward (limit 2)
= as low as FREE!! (+ $1 overage!!)

 Nips Candy 4oz. – 2/$2 (must buy 2)
Get $1 UP reward wyb 2 (limit 4) 

=.50 each!

 Playtex Baby Care Products – starting at $4.99
$2/2 Playtex OrthoPro or Binky Pacifier Packs
Or – $2/2 Playtex OrthoPro or Binky Pacifier Packs
Get $4 UP reward  wyb 1 (limit 2)
= as low as 2 FREE!!

And a few other deals I am excited to get:

Receive $5 UP reward WYB $10 worth of Conair Brushes, Combs, Rollers or Mirrors (B1G1)

  iTunes Gift Cards
Get $5 UP reward wyb $25 (Limit 2)
= $20 for a $25 card after UP Reward!


All Revlon Cosmetics and Beauty Tools – B1G1 50% Off / Get $4 UP reward wyb $10 (Limit 2)

$2/1 Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup printable
$1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool (SS 06/24/12)
$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic (SS 07/22/12 and 08/0512)

AND – $2/1 Revlon Eye Beauty Tools or Brow Pencils (RA Video Values, Aug)

$2/1 Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup (RA Video Values, Aug)


Buy $20 worth of participating Nivea, Receive $10 Ups (limit 2)

Buy $30 worth of participating Kimberly Clark, Receive $10 Ups (limit 1)

• Colgate $3

Colgate Max Fresh, Total, Optic White or Sensitive Toothpaste (4oz+) 75¢ or $1manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)

• Cottonelle Wipes 2/$4

Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes 50¢/2 or $1/2manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
• Irish Spring Bar Soap (3pk) B1G1

Irish Spring Multi-bar Pack or Body Wash 50¢/1 or $1/2manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
• Kleenex 2/$4

Kleenex Boxes 50¢/3 or Bundle Pack 50¢/1 manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)

• Poise Pads (20-22ct) or Liners (44-48ct) B1G150% off retail

Poise Hourglass Pads $1.50manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
Poise coupons
Poise $1 (RA Video Value adperk coupon)

• Scott Bathroom Tissue $8
• Scott Towels $8

Scott Extra Soft Tissue Rolls (12rolls+) $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
Scott Towels Rolls (4rolls+) 75¢ manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
Scott Shared Values Rewards
Scott printable coupons

• SoftSoap Premium Liquid Hand Soap (8-8.5oz) B1G1

SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap (8oz+) 35¢/1 or $1/3manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
• Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick B1G1

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)
• U by Kotex B1G150% off retail
U by Kotex $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 8/12/12 SS insert)


Assorted Backpacks, Lunch Kits or Lunch Totes, B1G1 FREE


Sunday Funday – or not… Meal Planning is back!

Sometimes my Sundays are so exciting I can hardly stand it….  Today my life is meal planning!!

Do you ever feel like you are gonna explode??  So much to do, so little time – how do we fit it all in??  The more I think about this I realize that so many times I have been involved in something and the key is always organization and organization – SADLY – is not my thing!  Anyone with me here?? 

Anyhow, we (as a family) are back to full force, gung ho, sports…and that means Football and Cheerleading almost every night and full days on Saturdays for the next 2 months… so as bad as it is , the laundry can actually pile up but I still have to feed these people in my house and we are struggling with having meals ready because as I said – WE ARE NEVER HOME!!!  I decided what really worked for us was when I made a meal plan for the week and we stuck to it.  As I ALWAYS say, I shop the deals and then plan our meals around what we have on hand…  so I am yet again going to try to post and stick to a meal plan…and to of course print it and post it on my fridge so I can get my whole gang on board.  I know I am one of the lucky ones with a husband who likes to cook so as long as we come up with a plan and it is well known, he will prepare the goods so we can actually enjoy a hot, semi nutritious meal – even if it is at 8:30 some nights – rather than pizza or take out every night of the week!  Don’t get me wrong, we will still do pizza and take out… probably a lot more than most but hey – it’s a start….  Let me tell you how I spent my day – after making a planning list of course….

Today I worked on preparing lots of goods to get us through the week… I made “sauce”  – you know, my version of “cranked up Ragu” and I am making 2 lasagnas.  One for tonight and one for the freezer.  I also froze a pound of the meat mixture I use; cooked burger, sausage, peppers and onions and will have that for another pasta meal or maybe a “sausage bread” for another time.  Because of the amount of sauce I did up, I was also able to freeze a large container of that as well and can plan on another quick pasta night or the base for a pot of chili…  Because I was “slaving” away in the kitchen, I also fried up a pound of bacon for our BLT Pitas this week and 2 packs of brown and serve sausages for the kids to heat and eat.  Then because I was on such a roll, I made some egg muffins in my muffin top tin and we can heat and eat those with muffins or bagels for a quick breakfast.  I pulled a turkey out of the freezer so we could use that for a big crock pot meal – with tons of planned leftovers!  I cleaned and cut up carrots, peppers, celery and cukes and threw them in the fridge for easy snacks.  Then I made some of our favorite No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies and a batch of brownies.  WOW – sometimes I even amaze myself… so here is the basic meal plan:

Sunday:  Lasagna Dinner

Monday:  Practice Night, BLT Pitas with Tortillas and Salsa

Tuesday:  Practice Night, Beans and Weenies in the Crock – Hot and ready to throw on a bun when we get home.  Veggies and Dip go perfectly with this.

Wednesday:  In’laws coming over – and we have 17 different fundraisers going on right now so we have to bribe them with some good food so it’s the “turkey in the crock” night… easy stuffing and frozen corn for sides!

Thursday:  Practice Night again, Marlboro Man Sandwiches which I made and froze last week…   we can throw the meat in the crock before practice so it’s hot and ready to go when we get home.  Will have some fresh fruit to go with these – depending what I pick up at the Farmers Market that day at lunch.

Friday:  I have the day off so after my mani-pedi, massage, shopping spree and casino tour, I will pick up our catered dinner….  and then when my three kids wake me up from actually believing that is my life I will come up with something amazing to make with my turkey dinner leftovers – after I take a group of “sweet kids” to Darien Lake for the afternoon.  Probably a turkey pot pie or turkey shepard pie type meal but I have to look up some recipes.  Ideas anyone??

Saturday:  First Games of the season… Taking the picnic bag full of great healthy snacks but will surely have some concession food for lunch and Pizza out with friends afterwards.  Anyone wanna go out for pizza??

Sunday:  Starting the process over for the following week but planning on cooking a large pot roast for a nice dinner and lots of extra meat for meals during the week.

So – what did you do today???


CVS Deals ~ week of 8/12/2012

I hope to have the coupons so I can get some FREE Good’n Natural Bars!!  I will also stack up all my $ off coupons for makeup and grab some cheap Revlon and Physicians Formula and of course the Goody hair bands!!


What are you getting at CVS this week??


Good’n Natural Energy Bar – $.99
– FREE Good’n Natural Bar (08/12/2012 RP) 
= FREE!!


Suave Deodorant – $1.00
– $0.75/1 Suave Deodorant 07/29/2012 RP Insert (exp 08/26/2012)
= as low as $.25!


Colgate Total 4 or 4.2oz., MaxFresh or MaxClean 6oz. or 2-in-1 4.6oz. – 2 / $5.50
– $0.75/1 or $1/2 or $1 Colgate Max Fresh, Total, Optic White or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz (07/29/12 or 08/12/2012 SS)  
Get $1.50 ECB wyb 2 (limit 2)
= as low as $1.00 each wyb 2!

*Can be used as part of the Get $10 ECB WYB $30 worth of participating products


Poise Wash 7.3oz., Towelettes, or Fresheners 20-24ct. – $3.99
– $1/1 Poise (08/12/2012 SS)  

Get $1.49 ECB (limit 1)
= $1.49


Gillette Fusion ProGlide or Venus Razor – $9.99
– $4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide or refillable Razor (08/12/2012 RP)  

Get $4 ECB (limit 1)
= $1.99


Schick Intuition Naturals Razor or Refills – $8.99
– $2/1 Schick Intuition Razor or Refill (08/12/2012 SS)  

Get $4 ECB (limit 1)
= $2.99


Assorted Crest 3D White Paste, Rinse or Toothbrush – prices vary / Get $5 ECB wyb $10
– B1G1 Crest Rinse, up to $5 (07/29/2012 P&G)  

Or: $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 07/29/2012 P&G Insert (exp 08/31/2012)
Get $5 ECB wyb $10 (limit 2)
= prices vary

*Try This Scenario!!
Crest 3D White Rinse 946ml – $7.49
Crest 3D White Rinse 487ml – $5.49
Total = $12.98
– B1G1 Crest Rinse, up to $5 (07/29/2012 P&G)
Get $5 ECB wyb $10 (limit 2)
= as low as $2.49 for both!


Revlon Cosmetics (excludes clearance) – prices vary / Get $6 ECB wyb $15
– $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic (08/05/2012 SS)  

AND $5 off $15 Cosmetic Purchase (from Magic Coupon Machine)
Get $6 ECB wyb $15
= prices vary, but that alone is $12 off of $15!!



Other GREAT deals –



Get $7 ECB wyb $10 worth of Physicians Formula Cosmetics or Skin Care ( limit 1)

Get $4 ECB wyb $8 worth of Goody, Scunci or Nexxus Hair Brushes or Access.  (limit 1)


This weeks’ CVS deals ~ week of 8/6/12

There are some good deals to be had at CVS next week, especially if you want to ‘roll’ some ECB’s…  Free Bic disposables, $.39 Crest Rinse, $.90 per Box “granola” type bars and Cheap Zantac and Disney Gummie Vitamins will be my draws…. I hope to find some more buy X get XX back deals when I get into the store so I will keep you posted!!


Bic Disposable Razors – B1G1 50% – $3.79
– (2) $3/1 Bic Disposable Razors (8/05 SS)
=  as low as 2 FREE!!


Assorted Crest – 3D White Toothpaste: $3.49, Rinse: $5.39 or Toothbrush: $3.49 and Get $5 ECB wyb $10 (limit 2)
– B1G1 Crest Rinse, up to $5 07/29/2012 P&G Insert (exp 08/31/2012)
Or -$1/2 Crest Toothpaste 07/29/2012 P&G Insert (exp 08/31/2012)

Deal to Do – Buy 2 Crest Rinse @ $5.39 / $10.78

Use – B1G1 Crest Rinse, up to $5 07/29/2012 P&G – $5

= $5.78, Get $5 ECB = $.78 for 2 Rinses…only .39 each!!


Fiber One Bars, Nature Valley Granola Bars or General Mills Milk ‘n Cereal Bars – $2.00 and Get $3 ECB wyb $10 (limit 1)
– $0.50/1 General Mills Cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms Treats, Golden Grahams Treats, Chex Mix Treats or Milk’n Cereal Bars 06/24/2012 SS Insert (exp 08/18/2012)
Or: $0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars, 5 ct+ or Granola Thins 06/24/2012 SS Insert (exp 08/18/2012)
Or: $0.50/2 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Chewy Bars, or 90 Calorie Brownies 06/24/2012 SS Insert (exp 08/18/2012)
Or: $0.50/1 Fiber One Chew Bars 07/15/2012 SS Insert (exp 09/08/2012)

Deal to Do – Buy (5) = $10.

Use – $2.50 in Q’s and get $3 ECB
= $4.50 for all 5 or only .90 each!!



Zantac 24 or 30ct. – $8.99
– $5/1 Zantac Product, 24 ct+ 07/08/2012 SS Insert (exp 09/30/2012)
Get $3 ECB (limit 1)
= $.99



Disney Gummies Vitamins 60ct. – B1G1 – $7.49
– (2) $1/1 Disney Vitamins (8/05 RP)
= $5.49 or as low as $2.74 each wyb 2!!