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Month: August 2009

Glade You Had Gifts

Glade You Had Gifts

Unexpected people always seem to find a way of ending up on your Christmas gift giving list. Not that you don’t love and appreciate this people, but they didn’t exist at this time last year. You know who I’m talking about: mom of the boyfriend you recently started dating; teacher who gets your daughter off the preschool bus and walks her to her classroom; the new lunch lady who just started working at your work cafeteria.

But what do you give these people? They’re not your BFFs — and there’s a chance [[breakup, kindergarten, new job]] you won’t see these people next Christmas. So you go to the gift stockpile, attach a bow, and you’re set.

This week [[ending 09/05]] you can add another gift to that stockpile box — and a couple bucks to your ecb stash.

The Fragrance Collection by Glade items are $6.99 at CVS this week and giving back $6.99, so it’s free. But, if you head over to Red Plum’s site, you can print a $3 coupon for The Fragrance Collection. Yup, you just made three bucks.

There are these giant soy candles that you can buy … but they’re not as nice to give away as a present. You can also pick up a reed diffuser, which is pretty much the perfect “I want to let you know you’re appreciated but I don’t quite know you all that well yet” gift. It’s like body lotion — just completely not lame.

Flu Be Gone

Flu Be Gone

I was sick a few weeks ago, and I was recovering with a cocktail of TheraFlu and Vitamin C. I can’t attest to the TheraFlu making me better, but it definitely helped me sleep. I probably should have stopped relying on it before my sickness outlasted the bottle, but hey, live and learn, right?

The always lovely Jilly posted a great deal on TheraFlu in our forums. So thanks to her, I can stock back up. Because, well, I’m out.

Jilly said that Theraflu is on sale for $4.99 at Walgreens this week [[ending 09/05]]. It’s giving back a $3 register reward, so it’s starting to sound like it’s $1.99. But nope, the deal doesn’t strand you there.

There’s a booklet next to the circulars in the store, called Healthy Savings. A $1 coupon is in there, making this free.

Winter’s on its way, so stock up on meds now … especially free meds. Thanks Jilly!

More Free Liners

More Free Liners

After last week, you’d figure we were set on liners. Right?

Walgreens doesn’t think so.

This week [[ending 09/05]], Carefree Ultra Protection liners are on sale for $1.99 and giving back $1.99 in Register Rewards, so free. There’s a $1 coupon in Sunday’s paper, so this turns into a moneymaker.

But, here’s my curiosity getting the best of me: Last week, these were $3.79 at CVS. Now they’re $1.99 at Wags. What’s the actual price gonna end up being?

FInal I Scream, You Scream For Free

FInal I Scream, You Scream For Free

I spent last week in the Bahamas and found the smallest Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop in the resort. It was packed every night … but every night my family and I got ice cream. I have fallen in love with the different flavors of Ben and Jerry’s.

Lucky for me, Ben and Jerry’s is having Mondays buy one sundae, get one free. I’ll just have to go with someone who is willing to pay for their sundae so I can get mine for free.

This offers expires on August 31, so you have only have today left.

Loving Hair

Loving Hair

I’ve been toying with the idea of dying my hair ever since I dyed my friend’s last weekend. I really want to go blond, but I can’t do that with a box.

I can, however, go black.

If I really decide to give it a go, I’ll go to my uncle’s salon. But if you’re on the fence about a color, head over to CVS asap.

This week [[ending 09/05]], Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Care hair color is on sale for $4.99 and giving back $2 in ecb, making it $2.99 for those who don’t know better. In last month’s P&G, there was a coupon for $4 off, which makes this a $1.01 moneymaker. But you have to rush. The coupon expires tomorrow, August 31. There was a Clairol hair dye coupon in Sunday’s P&G, but that’s only for $2. So, not as good of a deal [[but cheaper than paying salon price to fix your hair if you change your mind]].

Kmart Doubles

Kmart Doubles

I visited two Kmart stores. I am hearing rumors that this will be the last Kmart doubles until 2010, so I will be making the most of it. I got 40 items total and my total out of pocket was about $4.00 — and 99 cents of that was the cat food. The rest were freebies!

Today’s Trips:
13 Vaseline $2.50 – $1.50 q = FREE
1 Renuzit $1.89 – $1 q = FREE
2 Hartz Dog Treats $3 – $2 q = FREE
4 Kotex liners $1.29 – $.75 q = FREE
8 Bic Razors [[bonus pack!]] $3.49 – $2 q = FREE
3 Playtex Handsaver gloves $1.59 – $1 q = FREE
4 Playtex Living gloves $1.79 – $1 q = FREE
3 Visine $3.99 – $2 q = FREE
1 Glade Carpet Freshener $2.19 – $1 q = $.19
1 Whiskas Purrfectly Cat food $4.99 – $2 q = $.99