CVS Deals – 5/1-5/7

by Rachel on May 1, 2011

I’ve been laying off the drugstore shopping lately because I had well over a year’s supply of shampoo and dental floss. I’m all for couponing to save money but when I’m spending time couponing and store hopping to save money on things I don’t need – well, that just takes time away from my family.

I’ve seen plenty of moms burn out on coupon use because they get carried away and try and do more than they need to. While I do like having extra supplies like shampoo and deodorant on hand so I don’t have to pay full price or make an unplanned trip to the store. I’ve cut back to just trying to grab a few of the best deals each week at the drug store so I can still maintain my stockpile without sacrificing precious free time that could be used to play with my children.

The BEST Deals at CVS this week:

Colgate MaxClean, MaxWhite or MaxFresh toothpaste $2.77
$2.77 ECB
$1 from ALL YOU magazine – May (well worth subscribing to for the coupons alone)
Final Price: FREE w/ $1 profit
Crest Pro Health toothpaste 2/$5.50
$1.50 from 5/1 PG
Final Price: $1.25 each (Only worth doing if you are short on toothpaste)
Select Charmin 9-12 ct $4.99
$1 ECB
$.25 from 5/1 PG
Final Price: $3.74 or $.31 per roll
Bic Soleil Shimmer $6.99
$3 ECB
$3 from 5/1 SS
Final Price: $.99
Ivory bar soap 3-pk $.99
-$1 from 5/1 PG
Final Price: FREE



Every few years I suffer through a garage sale. I hate clutter and with 3 kids clutter just happens so it’s essential that we are constantly working on clearing out things that we no longer need. Last weekend we had our yearly garage sale. Every year, I swear I will never do it again. I end up sitting out in the sun for a good 5-6 hours, end the day sunburned and tired and barely make enough to make it worth my time. I’ve had great luck reselling stuff we no longer need on Craigslist but for stuff like clothes, I generally have to resort to a garage sale. I’m finally learning that there is a better option. I recently heard about a great event called Trunk Treasures that is basically a high-end consignment sale. Of course, I would hear about this AFTER my garage sale. I may have to finish sorting through my house to get rid of the rest of the clutter.

Trunk Treasures is held in the spring and fall. This spring the sale will run from May 2-5 at the San Diego Swiss Park – Swiss Club (just off the Main Street exit of the 5 in Chula Vista at 2001 Main Street). For only a $7 consignment fee, you can earn money on any baby or kids clothes, toys, or furniture that’s still in great condition (and you don’t have to mess with all the hassle of a garage sale – lesson learned). You keep 60% of the proceeds from the sale of your items and what remains is donated to a very worth local cause. You CAN pick up your unsold items if you want to, but honestly, who wants to do that.

You can get details about the event on the Trunk Treasures Website or follow Trunk Treasures on Facebook or Twitter.

In accordance with the FTC guidelines, this is a compensated post however all opinions are my own.



Living Social has a great deal for anyone in or around Carlsbad. For only $24 you will get a 2 hour Aquacycle or Paddleboard rental. That’s a great way to try out something new without putting a lot of money into it and this would make a fantastic family activity.

We’ve lived here for nearly a year and half now and we have never been to the Carlsbad Lagoon so we’re definitely taking advantage of this deal as a way to test the waters.

Snag this deal before it’s gone!



CVS Deals – 3/20-3/26

by Rachel on March 23, 2011

CVS has some great deals this week that you won’t want to miss, especially when you combine them with this coupon good for 25% off your entire purchase.

Allegra Allergy, 5 ct – $6.99
-$4/1 Allegra or Allegra D (exp 4/2/2011)
-$2/1 Allegra, Children’s Product, or Allegra D (exp 4/2/2011)
-$4/1 Allegra Products 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/26/2011)
-$4/1 Allegra or Allegra D Rolling
-$2/1 Allegra, Children’s Product, or Allegra D Rolling
$6.99 ECB
Final Price:  Better than Free after ECB and Coupons!
Cobroxin Homeopathic Oral Spray for Chronic Pain (1 oz) – $18.99
Get $18.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Final Price: Free after ECBs
Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health – $3.49,
Get $2.50 ECBs (Limit 2
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 2/27 P&G insert
Or use $1/1 coupon from the 2/27 P&G insert
Final Price: Better than Free after coupon and ECBs
Colgate MaxFresh, MaxWhite, MaxClean 6 oz or 360 Surround Toothbrush (1 ct) at $2.99,
Get $2 ECBs
(Limit 2)
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 2/27 SmartSource insert
Or use $0.75/1 coupon from the 2/27 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $0.24 after coupon and ECBs
Buy 6 Suave Body Wash – $2 each
Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1 for spending $12 on Suave Products)
Use 2 Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon from the 3/20 RedPlum insert
$0.83 each after coupons and ECB
Buy 1 Zantac 150 (24 ct) or Zantac 75 (30 ct) – $8.99
Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)

Use $5/1 printable
Or use $2/1 coupon from the 1/16 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $0.99 after coupon and ECBs
Buy 1 Head & Shoulders, Pantene Expressions, Restorative Shampoo, Conditioner/Treatments – $4.99
Get $2.50 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 2/27 P&G insert
$1.49 after coupon and ECBs
Buy 1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons (36 ct) – $7.99
Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)

Or use $2.50/1 coupon from the 3/20 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $2.49 each after coupon and ECBs
Buy 1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush 1ct or Brush Heads (2 ct) – $6.49
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 2)

Use $2/1 printable
Or use $1/1 coupon from the 3/13 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $2.49 after coupon and ECBs
Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Reach Floss (55 yds) – $1
Use $1/1 printable or coupon from the 10/10 RedPlum insert
Final Price: Free
Listerine 8.45 oz or Pocket Packs (72 ct) – $1
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 10/10 RedPlum insert
Final Price: $0.50
Pedia Care Cold, Allergy, or Fever Reducer – $6.99
Use $3/1 CVS Clipfree coupon (should be taken off automatically)
Plus use $1/1 coupon from the 1/23 SmartSource insert
Or use $2/1 printable
Final Price: $1.99 after coupons

Thanks to Money Saving Mom and I Heart Saving Money for help with these matchups.



BOGO Free at T.G.I. Friday’s!

by Rachel on March 23, 2011

T.G.I. Friday’s is a favorite in our family because they’ve got such a great variety so everyone can find something that they like. Right now they have a great coupon out that will let you buy one entree and get one free with the purchase of two beverages. This would make a great frugal date night. This is good through March 31st but I’d print it now to make sure you have it on hand when you need it.

To find a Friday’s location near you, click here.



Rite Aid Deals – 3/20-3/27

by Rachel on March 21, 2011

I have to admit I’ve been a slacker lately when it comes to deal hunting. My stores of shampoo and shaving cream were starting to look a bit more like clutter than stockpiling so I took a bit of a break from hunting drugstore deals. Considering the mass quantities of shampoo we’ve had in the cupboard for the past several years, I was shocked to discover that we were down to our last 5 or 6 bottles so I decided it’s finally acceptable to start shopping the drugstores again.

Reach Total Care Toothbrush (1 ct.) – $2.99
$2 UP+ Reward
$1/1 Reach Toothbrush or Floss Product printable

B1G1 Select Reach Toothbrushes, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 10/10/10)
$1/1 Reach Floss, Flosser or Toothbrush, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 10/10/10)
$3/3 Select Listerine or Reach Items, exp. 12-31-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$1.50/2 Select Listerine or Reach Items, exp. 12-31 (SS 1/9/11 #2)
$0.50/1 Select Listerine or Reach Items, exp. 12-31 (SS 1/9/11 #2)
$1/1 Listerine Adult or Reach Total Items Feb. RA printable
Final Price Free after UP+ Reward and Coupons
Blink Tears (15 ml), $7.99
Get $7.99 SCR #12 (Limit 1)
– valid 3/20-3/26 only
$1/1 Blink Product (peelie on box)
Profit of $1 after SCR and Coupon

Select Cleaning Products, $1.99
Get $1 +UP Reward (Limit 3)
Get $1 SCR #43 wyb 2 Lysol Wipes or Bowl Cleaner (Limit 1)
Resolve Spray ‘n Wash (22 oz.)
$0.75/1 Resolve Product printable
$0.75/1 Resolve Product, exp. 4-17-11 (SS 03/06/11)
Lysol Wipes (28-35 ct.)
$1/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes printable
$1/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, exp. 4-5-11 (SS 03/06/11)
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner (24 oz.)
$1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner printable
$1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, exp. 4-5-11 (SS 03/06/11)
Final Price: 2 FREE after coupon, SCR, and +UP Rewards

Mars or Nestle Single Serve Candy, 2/$1
$1/2 Butterfinger Snackerz printable
2 FREE after coupon

The Doctor’s Night Guard, $19.99 (if you have any issues with grinding your teeth these are awesome)
Get $15 +UP Reward (Limit 1)

$5/1 Doctor’s Night Guard printable
FREE after coupon and +UP Reward
L’Oreal Full-line Cosmetics, B1G1 50% off, psa. $4.85
Get $5 +UP Reward wyb 3 Cosmetic Items

$2/1 L’Oreal Cosmetics Product printable
$1/1 L’Oreal Product printable
$2/1 L’Oreal Cosmetic Face Product, exp. 5-1-11 (RP 03/06/11)
$2/1 L’Oreal Powder, Blush, Concealer or Primer, exp. 5-1 (RP 3/6/11)
Mennen Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant (2.3-3.25 oz.), B1G1 FREE ($2.99 online price)
Get $1 +UP Reward
$1 ea. after +UP Reward

Loreal Vive Pro Shampoo, Conditioner, Stylers, or Kids Shampoo, 2/$5
Get $5 +UP Reward wyb $15 L’Oreal Hair Care or Color

Rite Aid Deal Scenarios

Buy (6) L’Oreal Eye Shadow, B1G1 50% off $4.85 ea.
Get (2) $5 +UP Reward wyb 3 Cosmetic Items

Use (6) $2/1 L’Oreal Cosmetic Face Product, exp. 5-1-11 (RP 03/06/11)
(6) FREE after coupons and +UP Rewards

Buy (6) Loreal Vive Pro Shampoo, Conditioner, Stylers, or Kids Shampoo,$15

Get $5 +UP Reward wyb $15 L’Oreal Hair Care or Color
Use (6) $1/1 L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo/Conditioner, exp. 4-17-11 (RP 02/20/11)
$0.67 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!



My kids love going out for frozen yogurt because they can pick whatever toppings and flavors they want and because you purchase the yogurt based on weight, you can make it a frugal treat by only getting the perfect sized treat. FroYo has a great Groupon going on today that is good for $6 worth of frozen yogurt for only $3. I usually have some credit at Groupon from referring a friend so this was free for us. You can’t beat that! This is good for 2 North County San Diego locations (San Marcos and Oceanside).



Free Mascara at Sephora

by Rachel on March 10, 2011

If you are heading out to a JCPenney store anytime in the next few weeks, you’ll want to be sure and print this coupon that’s good for a free mascara at Sephora inside JCPenney. This is good for a deluxe sample of Sephora’s 7-in-1 Full Action Mascara and is good through 4/7/2011 while supplies last.



Two Movie Tickets for Only $9

by Rachel on March 2, 2011

I absolutely refuse to pay full price for a movie ticket. For the price of two tickets I could buy the movie when it comes out. Fortunately there are usually some great deals on movie tickets if you take the time to look for them. Living Social has a great deal for 2 Fandango movie tickets for only $9. That’s a great way to have a frugal date night! This deal will go for today only so hurry and grab your tickets so you have them for your next night out at the movie theatre.



If you are anywhere near Pasadena, stop by and check out the Kidspace Children’s Museum. Admission is free tonight from 4:00 pm t0 8:00 pm. My kids had the chance to check out Kidspace while my husband and I attended the Lexus Family Safety Camp last year and while I was too busy learning how to take the keys out of the ignition while in a moving car, my kids had a blast with the museum staff. They couldn’t stop talking about all the cool things they got to do.

Kidspace is free the first Tuesday of every month thanks to a grant by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division. Click here for more details.

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