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Target: Deals for the week of January 29-February 4, 2017


Here are some of the best deals at Target this week, with thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for her help in compiling them:

Truvia Nectar (3 oz) – $2.99
Use $1.50/1 coupon from the 1/8 SmartSource insert
Use 40% Cartwheel
Submit for $2.00/1 Ibotta Rebate
Free plus $1.70 moneymaker after coupons and rebate

Buy 3 Crest Toothpaste 3 D or Complete or Oral B Toothbrush at $2.99, Get $5 Gift Card exp 2/4
Use $0.50/1 printable, $2/1 Cartwheel (Limit 1) or $1/1 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
Pay $4.97 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
Free plus $0.03 moneymaker after coupons and gift card

Bic Pens – $0.99
Use $1/1 coupon from the 1/8 SmartSource insert exp 2/18
Free after coupon

La Bella Styling Gel – $1.56 – $1.84
Use $1.50/1 printable
$0.04 after coupon

Buy 3 Gillette Shave Gel at $1.87, Get $5 Gift Card
Pay $5.61 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$0.20 each after gift card

Ortega Seasoning – $0.79
Use $1/2 printable
$0.29 after coupon

Franks Hot Sauce – $2.49
Use $0.30/1 printable or $0.50/1 coupon from the 1/15 SmartSource insert
Use 25% Cartwheel 
Submit for $1/1 Checkout 51 Rebate
$0.38 after coupons and rebate

Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $0.99 
Use $0.50/1 printable
$0.49 after coupon

M&M’s Valentine’s Theater Boxes, 3.1 oz – $1
Use $1/2 printable
$0.50 after coupon

Buy 3 Gillette or Venus Shave Gel at $2.74 or $2.97, Get $5 Gift Card
Use $0.50/1, $0.75/1 printable
Pay $6.72 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$0.57 each after coupons and gift card

Bush’s Hummus made Easy – $1.75
Use $1/1 printable
$0.75 after coupon

Campbell’s Yes Soup – $1.69
Use $0.50/1 printable
Use 20% Cartwheel
$0.85 after coupon

Buy 3 Old Spice Shampoo at $3.99, Get $5 Gift Card
Use 3 $1.00/1 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
Use 10% Cartwheel
Pay $7.77 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$0.92 each after coupons and gift card

Birdseye Steamfresh Vegetables – $0.99
Buy 4 Dove Shampoo at $3.99, Get $5 Gift Card
Use 2 $2.00/1 coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert
Use $3.00/2 coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert
Pay $8.96 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$0.99 each after coupons and gift card

Buy 2 Gillette or Venus Disposable Razor at $6.99, Get $5 Gift Card
Use $1/1 printable or $3/1 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
Use 5% Cartwheel
Pay $7.28 out of pocket, Get $5 Gift Card
$1.14 each after coupons and gift card

See the full list of deals at Target this week here.

CVS: Deals for the week of January 29-February 4, 2017

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 Scope Mouthwash at $4.99, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $0.50/1 printable or $1/1 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 Maybelline Mascaras at $5.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3/1 coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert
$0.49 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 3 Kleenex Tissues at $1.33, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $0.50/3 printable or $0.50/3 coupon from the 1/8 SmartSource insert
$0.83 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 2 Kotex Pads or Tampons (Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF) at $4.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $0.50/1 printable or $2/1 coupon from the 1/8 SmartSource insert
$0.74 each after coupons and ECBs

Buy 2 Cookie Layer Crunch at $3, Get 2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/2 coupon from the 1/29 SmartSource insert
$1.50 each after coupon and ECBs

Spend $12, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*
Buy 1 Axe Shampoo and Axe Body Spray – $4.50
Buy 1 Axe Body Spray – $4.50
Buy 1 Dove Men + Care Shampoo – $4.50
Use Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert
Use $2/1 coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert
Pay $7 out of pocket, Get $4 ECBs
$1 each after coupons and ECBs

Spend $20, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*
Buy 4 Tide Laundry Detrgent – $5.34
Use $2/1 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
Pay $13.36 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs
$2.09 each after coupons and ECBs

Buy 2 Charmin (16 pk) or Bounty Paper Towels (12 Roll) at $9.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1, $0.25/1 printable or $0.25/1 coupon from the 1/1 P&G insert
Submit for $1/1 Checkout 51 Rebate
$5.49 each after coupons, rebates and ECBs 

Spend $30, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)

*Deal Idea*
Buy 5 Coca Cola (12 pk 12 oz) – $2.50 (must buy 5)
Buy 3 Digiorno Pizza – $5
Use Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 1/28 SmartSource insert
Pay $25 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$1.88 each after coupon and ECBs

Other Deals In Ad

Colgate Max or Total Toothpaste (3 oz) – $3
Use $2.50/1 CVS coupon from the CVS machine
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 1/29 SmartSource insert
Free after coupons

Almay Eye Shadow – $5.29 (Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF)
Use $4/1 coupon from the 1/22 SmartSource insert
Free after coupons

Angel Soft (12 roll), Brawny Paper Towels (6 roll) or Quilted Northern (9 roll) – $4.88
Use $0.75/1 printable, $0.50/1, $0.45/1 coupon from the 1/8 or 1/22 RedPlum insert
Use $1/1 CVS App
$2.13 after coupon 

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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Walgreens: Deals for the week of January 29-February 4, 2017


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

Balance Reward Points

Buy 3 Pantene Shampoo at $4, Get 3,000 Balance Reward Points
Use $5/3 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
$1.33 each after coupon and Register Reward Points

Buy 2 Head & Shoulder Shampoo at $6, Get 3,000 Balance Reward Points
Use $5/2 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
$2 each after coupon and Balance Reward Points

Register Rewards

Buy 3 Crest Toothpaste, Scope Mouthwash or Oral B Toothbrush at $3.99, Get $6 Register Rewards
Use $0.50/1, $0.75/1 printable or $1.50/1, $2/1 ecoupon or $1/1 coupon from the 1/29 P&G insert
Free after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 4 Colgate Mouthwash, Toothpaste or Toothbrushes at $2.99, Get $6 Register Rewards
Use $0.75/1 printable
$0.74 each after coupons and Balance Reward Points

Other Deals In Ad

Puffs Tissues – $0.99
Use $0.25/1 printable
$0.74 after coupon

Cottonelle Toilet Tissue (12 Big Roll) – $4.49
Use $0.55/1 printable or $0.50/1 coupon from the 1/1 SmartSource insert
Use $1/1 Walgreens In Store coupon
$2.94 after coupons or $0.25 per big roll

Buy 3 Digiorno Pizza – $4.50
Use Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon from the 1/29 SmartSource insert
$3 each after coupon

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 thefull list of deals at at Walgreens this week over at Passionate Penny Pincher.

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Rite Aid: Deals for the week of January 29-February 4, 2017


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.

Colgate Total, 7.8 oz, Total or Advanced, 5.8 oz, Optic White, 5 oz, or Children’s Pump Toothpaste, 360 Advanced or Slim Soft Toothbrush, 1 ct, or Total, Enamel Health, or Children’s, 500 ml, or Optic White Mouthwash, 16 oz – $3.49
$2/1 In-Ad Coupon
Use $2/1 printable
Free after coupons

daylogic 3 Blade Cartridges, 5 ct – $8.00
800 ($8.00) Plenti Points wyb 1, Limit 2.
Free after points

Suave Professional, Kids, or Select Stylers, 10 – 28 oz – 2/$6
or $3.49 each
Use $2/1 coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert
$1 after coupon

Purina One Dry Dog Food, 3 – 4 lb – $7.99
Use $3/1 coupon from the 1/29 RedPlum insert or printable
$4.99 after coupon

Purina Beyond Dry Dog Food, 3 – 4 lb – $7.99
Use $5/1 printable
$2.99 after coupon

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

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7 Ways Being Organized Saves You Money

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It might sound ridiculously simple — and it is! But it’s true: being organized will save you money. In fact, it could save you at least a few hundred dollars (or more!) per year. Here are 7 ways being organized saves you money:

1. You can plan a weekly menu.

By planning a menu, you won’t be scrambling to figure out something for dinner at the last minute. This saves you time, sanity and countless unnecessary trips through the drive-thru lane.

2. You can buy gifts ahead of time.

When you find a great deal online or in-store, you’ll be able to take advantage of it for an upcoming birthday or holiday, instead of waiting until crunch time and having to buy something at full price. As an added benefit, you’ll likely be able to put more time and thought into a meaningful gift rather than just throwing something together at the last minute.

3. You’ll have the time to clip and organize coupons.

When you plan ahead, you’ll have time to print coupons for things you’re already planning to buy. Or even to match coupons to items that are already at rock-bottom prices at your local store.

4. You can buy in bulk.

If you’re organized, you’ll be able to take the time and effort to buy extras of items when they are free or at rock-bottom prices. You’ll also know what you have on hand already and how much you regularly use of items you buy.

5. You’ll avoid late fees.

When you have your life in order, you’re much more likely to pay bills on time, return books to the library before they are due. It’s amazing how much this can save in late fees and library fines!

6. You can find what you own.

Having a place for everything and keeping everything in their place saves you a lot of time looking for lost items, plus it prevents you from spending money to replace items you can’t find.

7. You’ll remember to call and ask for discounts.

When you’re organized, you’ll have time to call and try to re-negotiate fixed rate bills annually. Things like internet and phone packages are often negotiable — and we’ve saved hundreds of dollars over the years by calling once a year to ask if they have a better rate they can give us.

How does being organized save YOU money? Tell us in the comments!

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Just think, if you go through even a few of these resources and they help you get your life more in order so you can start saving more money, you’ll have earned back the money you invested in this bundle in no time at all! And the clarity and calmness you’ll experience will likely be worth a thousand times more than what you will pay for this bundle!

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Originally published in 2013.

Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Sprouts Farmers Market

I took the last couple months off from doing any grocery shopping due to having a baby. 🙂 But I missed it and I think my husband was very glad that I resumed this responsibility this week. I was especially excited to get back into grocery shopping because a Sprouts Farmers Market store just opened up in our town! When I went to check it out today, I couldn’t even find a parking spot so I think a lot of people are just as excited as me. 🙂 I was thrilled with their produce prices and am hoping it’s like this every week. (Those of you who shop at Sprouts regularly can let me know!)

5 lb bag Russet Potatoes – $0.48

0.55 lbs Broccoli Crowns – $0.54

1 Cantaloupe – $1

2 Cucumbers – 2/$0.67

1 Pineapple – $1, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.75 after rebate

2 pints Grape Tomatoes – $1 each

2 Green Peppers – 2/$0.67

2.77 lbs Navel Oranges – $2.71

1 Organic Cauliflower – $1.55

1 PopCorner Chips – $2.69, used Free coupon from Sprouts app – Free after coupon

1 pkg Butter – $2.50

Total after coupon and rebate: $12.87

Aldi

1 Frosted Flakes – $1.29

1 Crunchy Cranberry Almond Cereal – $2.29

2 cans Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.69 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.64 each after rebate

2 cans Tuna – $0.65 each

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

2 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.49 each

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.67

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 bag Sugar – $1.62

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.49

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 gallon Milk – $2.16

Total after rebate: $37.27

Total for both stores: $50.14

Menu Plan for This Week

We have quite a bit of meat (chicken and venison) in our freezer so I will be using that in the meals this week.

Breakfasts

Cereal and Smoothies x 3

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal & Smothies

Cinnamon Rolls (A friend is bringing these over for breakfast one morning!)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Macaroni & Cheese, Carrots Sticks, Sliced Peppers

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Leftovers

Dinners

Tacos, Sliced Oranges

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Grilled Chicken/Tilapia, 30 Minute Rolls, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad

Brown Bag Burritos (from the freezer), Chips & Salsa (leftover from last week), Fruit Salad

Sour Cream Chicken, Spinach Salad, Banana Muffins (from the freezer)

Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon

Simple Beef Stroganoff (using ground venison), Pineapple, Steamed Cauliflower