Category Archives: Coupons

All sorts of coupons – with tips on how to use them to get the best deals.

Hot In-store Coupon for CVS – $3 off $15

CVS

Print a $3 off $15 coupon for CVS. Doesn’t expire until 6-30-2014!

I love shopping at CVS. I buy all kinds of stuff there! I roll over my Extrabucks. I’ve got 10 now, so this will go with that nicely!

Using coupons and rolling over any Extrabucks you earn are great tricks to use when shopping at CVS.

Freebies Round-up & Fun stuff

Chick's Candy Store, Pitt Street, New York by Walter Rosemblum 1938

A 1938 Photo by Walter Rosenblum “Chick’s Candy Store.” It was taken on Pitt St., In NYC, NY.

Free Nivea lotion samples

Recipe! Homemade Taco Seasoning

Nutrish for cats catfood sample

Replens Vaginal Moisturizer Sample

International Coffee- Win a tumbler

Suave Natural Infusions Sample (I like the way this smells – it’s the best Suave yet, in my opinion.)

Free 1 year Martha Stewart Living Magazine Subscription

Free 26 weeks Wall Street Journal (Free coupons on Saturday)

Free 1 year Golf Digest

Various Turkey Hill Coupons – Tea & Ice Cream

Proctor and Gamble Sample Box – sign up for several free samples once per quarter

Free Neti pot

Enter to Win a Diamond Candles $100 Giveway

Free Beginner’s Photoshop Class from Adobe

From HGTV, a new Youtube Channel, Homemade All sorts of misc. content for DYI.

Summary of Changes to Walgreen’s Coupon Policy

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I’m not a huge Walgreen’s shopper anyway, because it’s not that close to my house, but sometimes I do go by there because they do have some good deals occasionally worth driving for.

They’ve recently updated their coupon policy, and not for the best; it is more restrictive now.

Here’s the big changes, but if you want to read the entire policy, it is here:
Walgreen’s Official Coupon Policy


  1. Coupons MUST scan.
    (This change concerns me the most. A lot of times coupons you win or that come in Sunset magazine will not scan because they are rare in the region, and aren’t ever entered into the system.)

  2. No coupons on free items- ONE coupon for BOGOs only – The number of coupons used on the deal CANNOT exceed the ‘buy’ portion of the coupon – if the coupons is B2G1, then you can use 2, if it is B3G1 then you can use 3 coupons total.

  3. NO overage

  4. No free item coupons that have been printed

  5. Total number of coupons cannot exceed total number of items bought – this includes Register Rewards coupons (I buy ‘penny’ candy to get around this, though it is more than a penny these days!

I keep a printed copy of coupon policies with me in my coupon bag.

Checkout 51 – A new EASY Way to Get Cash Back on Groceries

Checkout 51

I’ve been using Checkout 51 for a while now. It’s a great new service! I always like to ‘checkout’ a service before I recommend it. That means that maybe I am not always the fastest to bring you the new stuff, but when I do, you know it has been vetted and that it does, indeed, pay, and isn’t a hassle.

They way Checkout 51 works is this – every week, they post a new list of offers. You can print them out if you like. OR, if you have a smartphone, you can download the app. Then, you shop as you normally would. When you get done, either scan or photograph your receipt, and you get credit on the offers you bought. Your balance adds up, and when you get $20, you can withdraw it.

What’s cool is it combines with coupons, e-coupons, and other kick back services. So far, every week I’ve used it, they offered a vegetable, which is a food category that is a bit hard to find coupons for.

There should be no reason why you cannot use this service if you use food stamps/SNAP. In fact, it might be one of the best services I’ve seen for people using SNAP. They’ve had several very healthy, inexpensive, everyday products, such as strawberries, OJ, eggs, and carrots.

I’m finding that combining coupons with Catalina’ At-Register deals, SavingStar, Ibotta, Checkout 51 and Rebates – I’m trimming my food and household expenses down more and more even after I leave the store.

If you have questions – catch me on social media or leave me a comment!




Friday Freebies & Fun Stuff

Today’s Friday and I’ve got a few things for you:

  1. Click to Jump to Free Snickers
  2. Click to Jump to Free Protein Bar
  3. Click to Jump to Truffle Therapy Serum Sample
  4. Click to Jump to Bottle of Megared Krill Oil
  5. Click to Jump to Sample Murad Acne Clearing Solution
  6. Click to Jump to More Info on Saving Star

1. FREE SNICKERS at select retailers (CVS and Kroger, among others.
Friday Freebie: Save 100% when you buy any ONE (1) SNICKERS® Bar or SNICKERS® Brand Peanut Butter Squared Bars (1.76 – 1.86 oz.)

(Another Saving Star deal I’m taking advantage of today is Purex.
Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on any Henkel® Laundry & Home Care products including all Purex®, Zout®, Soft Scrub® & Renuzit®

2. Kroger.com has a digital coupon for a FREE Premier Protein Bar!

3.    Truffle Therapy Serum Link to Sample Waiting List This is good stuff, kind of pricey – I thought it was worth getting on the waiting list for. A similar sample from them came in my February Birch Box. Seems like good stuff so far- it smells amazing.

4.   1st 10,000 – Free Bottle of Schiff MegaRed 100% Pure Omega 3 Krill Oil at 3pm EST TODAY

Dr. Oz is giving the first 10k people to sign up at 3PM EST a free bottle of MegaRed 100% Pure Omega 3 Krill Oil.
Link to 3pm Sign up

5. Murad (Facebook Sample) Free Sample of Murad Acne Clearing Solution

Info about Saving Star:

I love Saving Star. Once you get it set up, all you have to do is go to the site occasionally and activate coupons – there’s nothing to take to a store or do other than that. It usually takes them about 2 weeks to put the money in my account- it’s not that they are slow, it’s just they have to get the information from the stores. Once I have $5.00 I cash out and usually see the money the next day. I’ve cashed out several times now – it’s always nice to get that bit of kickback!)

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