Walgreens Deals: 10/31/10 – 11/6/10

Register Rewards ~ Walgreens has a coupon program called Register Rewards. Each week Walgreens has items that when you purchase them, a Register Reward is printed. Register Rewards are like cash that can be spent on anything in the store. There are two items you need to remember with Register Rewards:

  1. Register Rewards Expire. You need to make sure you spend them before they do!
  2. You May Use Register Rewards and Manufacturers Coupons BUT the number of coupons you use in any transaction can not exceed the number of items you are purchasing. For example, if you pay with (1) Register Reward and (1) Manufacturers coupon {2 coupons total}, you must buy 2 items – you can’t buy just 1 item.

NATURAL HEALTH

Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup $5.99

Buy 1, get $5.99 in RR – so FREE after RR

*There was a $3/1 Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup Printable available for a short time. If you happened to print it, its a $3 money maker!!!

Ricola Cough Drops on sale $.99

*Buy 2 and use $1/2  coupon from 10/17 SS insert

*And use the $.50/1 coupon from November Coupon Booklet — found at the front of the store – to get FREE!

ZINC Lozenges BOGO

VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS

NatureMade Vitamins BOGO

Coupons from the 10/24/10 Smart Source Insert you may consider using:

*NatureMade Triple Flex $3/1

* NatureMade CholestOff $3/1

* NatureMade SAM-e $5/1

* NatureMade Sleep $2/1

* If you purchase NatureMade Vitamins, be sure to enter the points in the NatureMade Wellness Rewards program to earn FREE STUFF

Schiff Supplements BOGO

Coupons from the 10/31/10 Smart Source Insert you may consider using:

* $3/1 MegaRed

* $2/1 Mega-D3

* $3/1 Glucosamine

* $2/1 Any Vitamin or Supplement

GROCERY

Blue Diamond Almonds $2 ea

Coupons from the 10/10/10 Smart Source you may consider using:

* $1/3 Any Blue Diamond Almonds – Buy 3 and pay $1.67 Each!

* .72/2 6 oz cans Blue Diamond Almonds – Buy 2 and pay $1.63 Each!

PERSONAL HEALTH

Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush $2.99

*Use$1/1 coupon from the 9/26/10 P&G Insert (hurry! exp 10/31/10)

*Use $1 coupon from the November Coupon Booklet — found at the front of the store

*Get a $1 RR back! Like getting FREE

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Happy Halloween!

Enjoy the night with your little ones!

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Recycle Bank: FREE coupons!


Have you joined RecycleBank yet? Earn RecycleBank points and redeem them for coupons! Here’s the great news – you can get over 100 RecycleBank points today! Here’s how:

  1. Register on RecycleBank and earn 50 points!
  2. Take the Future Friendly House Quiz and earn 35 points!
  3. Join the Ebay Green Team and earn another 50 points!
  4. REDEEM YOUR POINTS FOR COUPONS!

Right now, there is a $3/1 any Kashi item coupon for only 50 points! I see a free frozen pizza in my future!

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Green Links: 10/30/10

MAKING GREEN

Crystal & Co.:  SEO Great tips from her Bloggy Bootcamp experience

SAVING GREEN

Bucksome Boomer: Host a Sponsored Party for Free Entertainment Have you considered this? I’ve seen some of these featured on other blogs – you get a lot of loot! I got an email this week to host a durex condom party – but they only wanted 18-30 year olds. I guess us 40 year olds don’t have sex? *wink*

Eat at Home: Ingredient Spotlight Tiffany has a weekly link-up with ingredients you have in your pantry already. What a great way to cook up something easy with ingredients you have at home – saves you from eating out!

Kansas City Mama: Grocery Cart Confessionals Relates how couponing has changed her financial outlook. Good Stuff.

Coupon Mommie: Debt Free Holiday Handbook Repeat after me: We will not get in debt this holiday season!

While we are on the subject, I’ve got 3 Ways to Pay for the Holidays

Savin Some: The Easiest Way to Save It really does come down to this!

Coupon Cookin: Candy Coupons and Halloween Freebies Do you have your Halloween candy yet?

Linked to It’s Come to This

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FREE Sample: Schiff’s Krill Oil

Right now, you can head over to Sam’s Club and request a FREE sample of Schiff’s MegaRed Krill Oil! No membership is required!

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GBG List of Three: Planning Ahead for the Holidays

I can’t believe Halloween is this weekend! Everyone in our house is so excited to be able to go trick-or-treating after two years living abroad! However, once Halloween passes, I know the holiday season will be on us in the blink of an eye! So this week I’m starting to plan ahead on my:

I couldn’t believe it yesterday when I wrote it has been 5 months since my last paycheck! My paycheck always allowed us to have the “extras” and the “excesses”.  This year the holidays won’t be as over the top as they have been in the past. But I do have a few ways to make sure I’m still able to give my family gifts they will appreciate while staying in budget! Here’s how:

1. Sign-up for Deal Sites like Groupon

Have you tried any of these sites yet? I’ve been able to get some AMAZING deals. Right now, I am the hero, the stud, the best gift giver on the planet, for buying my husband a $135 gift certificate to a crossfit gym for ONLY $35!!!! That was a $100 savings!!!! I’ve also bought a $50 gift certificate to GAP for only $25, bought a certificate to a local bike store and fixed my daughters bike for half off, and bought a certificate to a local premium jean store – a $100 certificate for only $49!!! Make sure you sign up to get the daily deals in the cities where your family lives, and you may be able to score a gift certificate they love for a price that you can truly afford! What are you waiting for? Subscribe to Groupon’s Daily Deals and see what gifts you can score!

2. Earn Swagbucks and Redeem Them for Prizes

Have you heard of Swagbucks? Swagbucks are digital dollars you earn from the Swagbucks site that you can redeem for prizes. My favorite prize and one of my strategies for earning more towards Christmas? $5 gift cards to Amazon. It only takes 450 Swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon card. And getting up to 450 Swagbucks? Easy. I’ve installed the Swagbucks toolbar and earn a Swagbuck a day for doing nothing but having it installed. I then do a few searches a day through the toolbar and I easily earn about 3 $5 Amazon gift cards a month! By Christmas time, I plan to have $50 in Amazon gift cards I “earned” through the Swagbucks site. And I love going through Amazon to order Christmas gifts because it saves me a trip to the post office! Try Swagbucks, I think you’ll be pleased!

3. Make Do-It-Yourself Christmas Gifts

I’ve already made Vodka Cherry Bounce and planted my Paperwhites. Come back every Tuesday and I’ll have another Do-It-Yourself, Do-It-Ahead Christmas gift idea for you! Coming up this Tuesday? Hmm. How about a hint? It’s healthy, it’s silly easy, and its something Mediterranean!

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Supermarket Strategies: Buying Local

This week we’re exploring shopping local on:

Being the great procastinators that we are, as of Saturday we had yet to buy pumpkins for our jack-o-lanterns. In Colorado Springs, THE place to go for your pumpkin is Venetucci Farms.

What made this year really special, is while I was learning about blogging at the Savvy Blogging Summit this past summer, my oldest daughter spent a day weeding the pumpkin patch. So we had to go to the field where she worked and pick out our pumpkins! It was pretty well picked over since we waited until the last weekend, but we found two perfect pumpkins to bring home.

While we were there, I wanted to explore the possibilities of buying a 1/4 cow or a 1/2 a hog.

The price per pound when you purchase 1/2 a hog is $3.10/lb. However, there is also a slaughter charge and a standard cut and wrapper charge.

The advantages of buying 1/2 a hog are:

  • Knowing the source of my meat and being 100% certain it is free of hormones and antibiotics
  • Superior nutrition
  • The freezer is stocked – no need to chase prices
  • It requires going to a specialty store to find natural raised pork – much easier to just pull it out of the freezer
  • Supports those in the community engaged in sustainable practices
  • Superior taste

The disadvantages of buying 1/2 a hog are:

  • Initial price is high
  • Can probably beat the per/lb price by chasing sales
  • Takes up a considerable amount of freezer space

Not to mention, it’s hard to eat a pig, once you’ve met them.

This poor mama was so tired! She had 4 of the most rambunctious and adorable piglets running amok!

Our freezer is still in storage while our house is being finished. In the meantime, we are working on a plan to come up with the initial cost to be able to support the efforts of one of our local sustainable farms.

Looking outside the grocery store allows us to know the source of our food and to get a superior product – in both nutrition and taste!

Do you have experience in buying 1/2 a hog or a 1/4 of a cow? How did it work out for you?

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