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Rite Aid: Deals for the week of September 1-7, 2013


Here are the best Rite Aid deals this week, with thanks to Shannon for her help in compiling them. If you are new to shopping at Rite Aid or have questions about their coupon policy, click here.

Buy 4 Pampers Diapers at $11.49 each – On Sale Buy One Get One 50% off
Use 4 $1.50/1 printable
Pay $28.48, Get $10 UPR
$4.62 each after coupons and UPR

Brach’s or Starburst Candy Corn 12-16 oz., Monsters University or Spongebob Lollipops 10.2 oz., or Select Non-Chocolate Laydown Bags – $2
Buy 2, Get $1 UPR (Limit 4)
Use $1/2 coupon from the 6/2 RedPlum insert
$1 each after coupon and UPR

Mead Composition Book (100 ct) – 3/$1.98
Buy 3 – Get $1 UPR (Limit 1)
$0.32 each after UPR

Colgate Toothpaste Total Advantage or Zx – 4 oz. or Total Advanced Manual Toothbrush 1 ct. – $2.99
Buy 1 – Get $2 UPR (Limit 2)
Use $0.75/1 printable or coupon from the 8/25 SmartSource insert
$0.25 each after coupon and UPR

Infusium Shampoo or Conditioner – $5 (Limit 2)
Buy 2 – Get $5 UPR
Use $2/1 coupon from the 8/18 SmartSource insert
$0.50 each after coupon and UPR

Bausch + Lomb Renu Fresh 2 x 8 oz. Twin Pack – $9.99 (Limit 2)
Buy 1 – Get $7 UPR
$2.99 after UPR

Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste – $4.99
Use $4/1 Rite Aid in-ad coupon
Stack with $0.75/1 printable or coupon from the 8/25 SmartSource insert
$0.24 after coupons

L’oreal Advance Therapy Shampoo or Conditioner – $3.99
Buy 2 and use $5/2 printable
And use $1/1 RA Video Values, Aug
$0.99 each after coupons

See the full list of deals at Rite Aid this week here.

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Walgreens: Deals for the week of September 1-7, 2013

Here are the best deals at Walgreens this week, with thanks to Mercedes for her help with compiling these:

Buy 2 Nivea for Men Shave Balm or Gel, Face Scrub or Wash at $3.50, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $3 /1 printable
Or use $2/1 coupon from the 8/18 RedPlum insert
As low as free plus overage after coupons and Register Rewards

Advil Film-Coated Pain Relief (20 ct) – $3.99
Buy 1, Get 1000 Points (=$1.00)
Use $1/1 printable
Free after coupon and points

Butterball Turkey Bacon (6 oz) – $0.99
Use $1/1 printable
Free after coupon

Buy 1 Schiff Digestive Advantage Intensive Bowel Support (32 ct) at $8, Get $8 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards

Bayer Contour Next USB Glucose Monitor – $10
Buy 1, Get 10,000 Points (=$10.00)
Free after points

Walgreens TRUEresult Blood Glucose Monitor – $12.99
Buy 1, Submit $12.99 Mail-in Rebate in package
Free after rebate

Buy 1 Oral-B Cross Action Toothbrush or Crest Pro-Health Clinical Toothpaste at $3.49, Get $2.50 Register Rewards
Use $0.50/1 printable or coupon from the 9/1 P&G insert
$0.49 after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Scope Outlast or Dual Blast Mouthwash at $2.99, Get $1 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 printable
Or use $1.50/1 coupon from the 9/1 P&G insert
As low as $0.49 after coupon and Register Rewards 

New to shopping at Walgreens? Be sure to head over and check out Walgreens 101 where I explain in detail how to maximize the mileage of your money at Walgreens. See the full list of deals at Walgreens this week over at Common Sense with Money.

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CVS: Deals for the week of September 1-7, 2013

Here are the best deals at CVS this week, with a big thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help in compiling them:

Buy 1 Edge, Skintimate or Schick Shave Gel at $3.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use 1 Buy One Get One Free printable
Plus, use $1/1 coupon from the 8/18 SmartSource insert
As low as $.49 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Gillette Venus Razor at $5.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3/1 coupon from the 8/11 RedPlum insert or 9/1 P&G insert
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Puffs Tissues – $0.88
Use $1/1 coupon printing from the CVS coupon machine
Free after coupon

Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup – $1
Use $0.50/1 coupon printing from the CVS coupon machine
$0.50 after coupon

Dawn Dish Soap – $0.88

Xtra Laundry Detergent (30 Loads) – $1.49

New to shopping at CVS? Be sure to check out my CVS 101 post that gives you the full scoop on how to get the best bargains at CVS. See the full list of deals at CVS this week here.

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How Our Budget Changed After Our Income Doubled Overnight

Guest post from Ann of Modern Mrs Darcy

Last year, our household income nearly doubled overnight — that will happen if you pivot from ministry to tech, as my husband did.

We are both born savers and committed to living frugally. We caught up some long-deferred expenses (hello, retirement accounts) but didn’t start dropping cash on big-bucks purchases simply because we could.

However, we did make a new budget.

Now that we’re firmly settled into it, we’ve taken some time to reflect on what’s changed over the past year — and what hasn’t.

The changes:

  • We increased our giving.
  • We increased our savings. We promptly set up a twice-a-month automatic deduction from checking to savings, putting nearly all of the “extra” income towards our big financial goal.
  • We increased our grocery budget (again). This change didn’t happen in a vacuum: my four kids have gotten older (and hungrier!) But I also made the conscious decision to spend a little more for the sake of convenience (by choosing easy-to-prep meals and doing my shopping all in one place), and use the hours I’m saving to write and blog.
  • We spend a little more on childcare and household help. This was a practical move that feels like a luxury: having some help in our four-child homeschool helps me keep my sanity and frees up time for me to work. While hiring help made good financial sense, It was much easier to take the plunge once we had wiggle room in our budget.
  • Our transportation costs have gone down. My husband’s commute is much shorter, and we’re seeing the savings at the pump.

These changes are real, but my husband and I agree that the biggest change isn’t a line item on the budget: it’s our attitude.

Our budget worked before, thanks to foundational decisions we made a long time ago (small mortgage, old cars, modest lifestyle). But we didn’t have much margin for error. Now that things aren’t so tight, I’ve relaxed about the small stuff. I review receipts but I don’t scrutinize them. I don’t freak out when my husband makes a few impulse buys at Target.

To borrow Dave Ramsey’s terminology, we didn’t have an expense problem before, we had an income problem. Interestingly, now that our income is up, we’re just as committed to living frugally than we were before — perhaps even more so. We’re inspired by our rapid savings progress, and excited about what we’re able to give.

It’s definitely nice to not have an income problem at the moment, but I’m grateful for the many lessons we learned because of leaner times. Three of these stand out: to focus on the progress I’m making even when I feel stuck, that living frugally is worth it, and that even when I can’t change my circumstances, I can change my attitude.

Anne Bogel loves strong coffee, long books, and big ideas. She’s putting a timely spin on timeless women’s issues at her blog Modern Mrs Darcy. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, or with her nose in a new favorite book. 

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