Monthly Archives: July 2013

CVS ~ week of 7/28/2013


English: Herbal Essences - "Color Me Happ...

English: Herbal Essences – “Color Me Happy” shampoo and conditioner bottles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starbucks Iced Coffee 11 oz – $1.50 (Limit 1)

-$1 Printable

Get $1.50 ECB

= FREE  ($1 Moneymaker with printable)


Gillette Venus or Fusion ProGlide Razor – $6.99 (Limit 1)

-$5 Venus Razor from 6/16 RP (exp 7/31)

OR – $3 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor from 7/7 P&G (exp 7/31)

Get $2 ECB

= as low as Free (If you can find a razor for only $6.99…?)


Herbal Essences or Aussie Hair Care or Styler – 2/$5 (Limit 1)

Use $1/2 Herbal Essences Product from 7/7 P&G (exp 7/31)

Use B1G1 Herbal Essences Conditioner or Styling Product wyb Shampoo from 7/28 P

Get $1 ECB wyb 2

= 2/$.50, or only $.25 each!


Nestle, Mars, Wrigley’s Singles or Necco Wafers B2G1

– FREE M&M’s Chocolate Bar wyb M&M’s Chocolate Candies from 7/14 RP

= 2 Free wyb 1 more!

*Deal Idea*

Buy 2 M*M’s Chocolate Candies and Buy 1 M&M’s Chocolate Bar

-Use B1G1 from 7/14 RP

= ABOUT  3/$1.00    


Stayfree Pads 14-24 ct – $2.99 (Limit 1)

– $1 Stayfree Product from 7/28 SS or 5/5 SS (exp 7/31)

Get $1 ECB

= $.99


Oral-B Cross Action Power Brush 1 ct or Refill 16 oz – $5.99 (Limit 2)

Use $3 Oral-B from 7/28 P&G

Get $2 ECB

= $.99


Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler – 2/$7 (Limit 1)

-FREE Pantene Conditioner or Pantene Styler wyb Pantene Shampoo from 7/7 P&G (exp 7/31)

Get $1 ECB wyb 2

= 2/$2.50, or only $1.25 each!


DEAL to watch:


All Nature’s Bounty B1G1 (Limit 6) * I NEED Calcium and Iron

Get and use $2 Nature’s Bounty Q from Red Coupon Machine

AND – $2 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement from 7/28 RP or 6/16 RP (exp 7/31)


Bad Blogger = Happy Camper!!

First let me apologize for being the worst blogger ever… summer comes, baseball gets going full force and the time just gets away from us!  Even though I am very lax about posting deals and my shopping adventures, rest assured – FREE was an awesome way to fill the motor home with gas for our camping week!


SO – If you would have told me 20 years ago that I would be camping at 2 different parks, in one week – with kids AND dogs… I would have laughed until I cried!  My idea of vacation was room service at a hotel!

Now – oh how I have changed my tune!

We started our week with our annual (14th year) WINE FESTIVAL trip… you know we are getting OLDER more seasoned since we have started going both days to the festival for shorter time frames… this year we did about noon til 4 then came back to camp and enjoyed our favorite water spot. 


THIS – this is the start of “the circle of trust”… we had 26 people this year!!

Eagle Cliff Falls

This is Eagle Cliff Falls, a beautiful waterfall up the hill from Montour Falls – Havana Glen camp ground – where we just spent our 10th year camping.  We always hike the hill with our cooler bags in tow and spend the remainder of the day sitting in the ‘pool’.  This year we created a show tune (meaning 80’s sitcoms) harmony group and I have to tell you – we were AMAZING!  LOL  – I apologize again to the other people enjoying the falls…. Even if they were mostly either Hillbillies or Heroin Addicts – seriously, we couldn’t tell which – OMG!!!

Johnnie and the SNAKE

At one point, some of the guys were playing horse shoes and my friend thought a stray horse shoe was laying by the fire pit so she bent over to pick it up and WHOLLEY Moses…. This critter had joined our party!  The screams could be heard through the town…. Which brought a whole slew of the toothless wonders I mentioned above… I shudder to think what they wanted with this guy… but they did have rags and a pot in their hands….  Never the less, Johnnie saved him and back to the creek he went….BLECH!!!!


We also enjoyed our fine dining portion of the camping trip… appetizers and snacks like you have never seen, corn in the cooler (worked awesome), 1.5 inch strip steaks, seafood boil containing crab legs galore…  we pull out the blenders and make crazy frozen cocktails – just an FYI, pineapple soaked in rum and watermelon soaked in vodka do make an awesome pina` colada!!  Between the cocktails flowing, the food we devoured and the water fall, it is a wonder we even make it to the actual festival each day!! 


So then it was home to GIVE OUR LIVERS A BREAK grab the kids and we headed to WOOD STREAM campgrounds in Gainesville.  Let me tell you…. If you need a “getaway”, this is your spot!  This campground has a beautiful stream running through it and we adapted “hillbilly camping” where we planted our lawn chairs right in the creek and paid the children to bring us whatever was needed…  LOL!!  The kids loved it… they could sit on tubes and ride the river all the way through the park!  The best thing, which truly scared me at first, was there was not any cell phone reception…. No calls, no texts, no facebook, NO CANDY CRUSH….  You know what?  It was heaven!!!!  We have truly become such technology addicts but man it was easy to adjust when it was taken away…  I could totally go for that again! 









In true fashion we continued our “eat like it’s your last meal” ventures…  we deep fried a turkey (and know that it takes A LOT of oil to do this (double the 2 gallons you think is enough) and if you don’t plan ahead effectively, you will be begging for a ride to a corner store and paying A LOT for multiple small quarts!!  But man was it worth it… that turkey was AMAZING!!!


Then because you never truly have enough camp snacks, we learned about “roasted pepperoni”… and when that isn’t quite enough, you try kabob steak with the pepperoni….  Oh my GAWD….AMAZING!!


So – yeah, as much as I never thought I would be a “camper”…. I gotta tell you, this IS the life for me!!

Alas – back to reality… there are 7218 loads of laundry to do and since I am working on that I might as well get the laptop rolling and check the deals for next week – gas point deals are back – AND seriously folks… Candy Crush is not going to play itself!!!

Rite-aid ~ week of 7/7/2013


Rite Aid

Rite Aid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few great FREEBIES at Rite-aid this week…  Excedrin, eye drops, Neosporin and Scunci Hair doo-dads!  Check it out…  easy, peasy – in and out!!


BUY 4 Excedrin Migraine 24ct – $3.84ea

= $15.36

-(4) $1.00/1 ANY Excedrin Product 24ct+ Coupon (6/16 SS)  

-$1/1 Excedrin Product (RA Video Values, July)

AND  (4) $1.50/1 Excedrin 24ct Rite Aid RC49 Store Coupon * printed on RA receipts

= as low as $5.36

Get $7.00 UP Reward WYB $15 ( Limit 2)




Bausch & Lomb Soothe Hydration Drops & PM Ointment  – $8.99

– $4.00/1 ANY Bausch & Lomb Soothe Lubricant Eye Drops Coupon (6/30 SS) ??

Bricks Printable – $3

= $5.99

Get $7.00 UP Reward WYB 1 ( Limit 2)


*Do This Twice = 2 FREE + MONEYMAKER



BUY 2 Neosporin Wound Cleansers for Kids 2.3oz – 2/$6

– (2) $2.00/1 ANY Neosporin First Aid or Eczema Essentials Product Coupon (6/9 SS)  

Get $2.00 UP Reward WYB 2 ( Limit 2)

= 2 FREE!!

*Do This Twice = 4 FREE / also, Neosporin Ointment or Cream (0.5 oz.) or Spray (0.26 oz.) –  $4.99



Scunci or Conair Hair Accessories, Hair Brushes, Combs or Rollers  –

-$2/1 Conair or Scunci Hair Accessory (RA Video Values, June) * can you get 2??

Get $5 UP Reward wyb $10 (Limit 2)

Final price varies!



P&G Deal:  Buy $30 worth of Participating products, Get $10 UP reward!!