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Rite Aid: Deals for the week of December 31, 2017-January 6, 2018


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 2 Pirate’s Booty 4 oz – $1.50 each
Use 2 $0.75/1 printable
Receive $1 wellness+ Bonus Cash when you buy 2
$0.25 each after coupon and cash

Buy 2 Big Win Purified Water 24 Pack – $2.50 each
Receive $1 wellness+ Bonus Cash when you buy 2
$2 after cash

Buy 1 GE LED Lightbulb – $7.99
Receive $5 wellness+ Bonus Cash when you buy 1
$2.99 after cash

Buy 2 Campbell’s Well Yes! Soups – $2 each
Use 2 $0.75/1 printable
Receive $1 wellness+ Bonus Cash when you buy 2
$0.75 after coupon and cash

Buy 1 Robitussin Peak Cold Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Sugar-Free, Non-Drowsy, 4 fl oz – $7.29
Buy 1 Robitussin Peak Cold Cough + Chest Congestion DM, Sugar-Free, Non-Drowsy, 4 fl oz – $3.65
Use $5/2 Rite Aid Load2Card digital coupon (Expires Mar 17, 2018)
Receive $5 wellness+ Bonus Cash when you buy 2
$0.47 each after coupon an cash

Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste 3D White – $3
Use $2/1 coupon from the January P&G insert
Receive $1 Wellness+ Bonus Cash when you buy 1
Free after coupon and cash

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

Walgreens: Deals for the week of December 31, 2017-January 6, 2018


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 2 Colgate Toothbrush or Toothpaste at $3, Get 4,000 Balance Reward Points
Use 2 $0.75/1 printable
$0.24 each after coupons and Balance Reward Points

Buy 3 Bounty (6 Roll) or Charmin Toilet Paper (4 Mega Roll or 12 Rolls) at $4.99, Get 3,000 Balance Reward Points
Use 3 $1/1 printable or $1/1 digital coupon or $1/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert
$2.99 each after coupons and Balance Reward Points

Buy 2 Excedrin (80 – 100 ct) at $10, Get 10,000 Balance Reward Points
Use 2 $1/1 printable 
$4 each after coupons and Balance Reward Points

Register Rewards

Buy 3 Crest Toothpaste, Floss or Mouthwash at $2.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $2/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert (Limit 2)
$0.33 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Gillette Razors at $11.99, Get $10 Register Rewards
Use 2 $3/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert
$3.99 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Spend $30, Get $10 Register Rewards

*Deal Idea*
Buy 4 Huggies Diapers – $9
Use $2/1 digital coupon or $2/1 printable
Pay $28 out of pocket (if you can get 3 $2/1 coupons), Get $10 Register Rewards
$4.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Other Deals In Ad

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

Tide Pods (16 ct) – $4.99
Use $2/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert (Limit 2)
$2.99 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 the full list of deals at Walgreens this week here.

CVS: Deals for the week of December 31, 2017-January 6, 2018

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

Buy 3 Hershey Singles at $1, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use Buy One Get One Free printable
$0.33 each after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Purex Laundry Detergent (50 oz) – $2.99
Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Scope Mouthwash at $3.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Nivea In Shower Lotion at $6, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 printable
$2 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 3 Viva Paper Towels (6 Roll), Cottonelle or Scott Toilet Paper at $5, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 printable
$2.33 each after coupons and ECBs 

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

*Deal Idea*
Buy 1 Tide Detergent (50 oz) – $5.44
Buy 1 Gain Detergent (50 oz) – $5.44
Buy 1 Tide Pods (16 ct) – $4.94
Buy 1 Tide Unstopables – $4.94
Buy 3 Crest Pro Health, 3D or Complete Toothpaste – $2.99
Use $2/1 Gain CVS App coupon
Use $2/1 Tide CVS App coupon
Use $2/1 Tide Pods CVS App coupon
Use $1/1 Unstopables CVS App coupon
Use $2/1 Crest CVS App coupon
Use 2 $2/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert
Pay $16.73 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$0.96 each after coupons and ECBs 

OR

Buy 3 Pamper Diapers – $8.99
Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste – $2.99
Use $2/1 CVS App coupon and 2 $2/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert
Use $2/1 Crest CVS App coupon or $2/1 coupon from the 12/31 P&G insert
Pay $21.96 out of pocket, Get $10 ECBs
$3.98 each plus Crest toothpaste after coupons and ECBs

Other Deals In Ad

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste – $3.99
Use $3.99/1 CVS App coupon
Free 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 here.

44 Books I Plan to Read This Year

Looking for great books to read in 2018? Check out this HUGE list of ideas!

As I told you last week, one of my goals for 2018 is to read 100 non-self-help books. I’ve found that getting caught up in a good story or reading a book that is inspirational and soul-filling is so cathartic for me and I believe it will help me walk out my word of the year (SLOW).

I have decided that I’m going to define non-self-help books as anything that is fiction, story-driven, biographical, inspirational, or devotional. I’m also going to allow myself to read a few parenting/family books — even though some people could say that these could be considered “self-help”.

(They aren’t classified as self-help and because I’m in a season of life where I really feel like they will be beneficial to me, I’m going to make an exception for them. However, I’m only planning to read one every other month or so.)

So I put together a list of 44 books I want to read this coming year. Some of these are for pure enjoyment. Some of these are ones that I feel will really feed my soul and inspire me in my SLOW journey. Some of these are a little bit of both. But I have to tell you that I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about my book list as I am about my list this year! I think that’s a good sign!

You might be wondering why I only chose 44 books when I plan to read 100 books. Well, I’ve learned from past mistakes, that I need to allow quite a bit of wiggle room in my book goals — because you can be sure I won’t have any trouble coming up with other titles that I want to read as the year progresses! 😉

By the way, if you missed it, I ended up reading 87 books in 2017 and here were my top 10 favorites.

How I Find Time to Read

People are always asking me how I find time to read. Honestly, it’s because I love to read, because I’ve chosen to prioritize it, because I don’t have a lot of other hobbies, and because I can’t not read. Also, when you love something, you usually can find ways to get creative to find time to fit it in — even if it’s in the little nooks and crannies of life.

I wrote a post on 3 ways to find more time to read — even when life is busy. And here are 7 more ways to find time to read.

44 Books I Plan to Read in 2018

Here are the 44 titles I plan to read in 2018. (Please note: Many of these are ones that have come highly recommended to me, but I’ve not read most of these so by having them on this list, I’m not endorsing them. I will be giving you very honest reviews as I read them and it’s possible that there are a few on this list that I start and decide not to finish because I just don’t find them engaging or worth my time. I’m all about not feeling like you need to finish a book if it’s not inspiring or feeding you.)

Devotional/Inspirational Christian Living Books

I usually have one devotional book or inspirational Christian living book that I read every morning when I read my Bible. Typically, I just read a few pages — or sometimes a chapter, if they are short. My goal is to read one of these per month (which is why I chose 12).

Story-Driven Books

I usually save story-driven books to read a few chapters of before bed or to read in one or two settings over the weekends (when I often have more time to read).

Parenting Books

Like I earlier, I am kind of bending the no-self-help books rule when it comes to parenting books. Because I’m in a season where I really need to get some encouragement and practical help in this area. But I only chose 6 books and plan to read through them very slowly. So that goes in line with my SLOW word, right? 😉

And then, I wasn’t sure what to categorize these books as, but I also want to read Deep Work and Destination Simple.

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Look for Book Updates on Mondays!

After many, many requests from you all: I am bringing back the weekly book updates! Every Monday, look for a book update post where I’ll share what I read the past week, my thoughts on the books, what I’m reading to the kids, and maybe some thoughts on what I’m learning as I walk out this no self-help book challenge this year! 🙂

What are YOU planning to read this coming year? What books do you feel like I really need to read this coming year?

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