Are you ready for Easter? There are all kinds of deals at the drugstores (CVS, Walgreen, Rite Aid), Dollar General, and the grocery stores this week. The trick is to only buy the item at the store where it is the lowest price when matched with a coupon. If you buy the low priced items, even when you use a coupon, and you also buy EVERYTHING else you need there too, the whole trip was kinda pointless. You can get more bang for your buck if you stock up on the items that are on sale, at one particular store. Then head to another store for the other items.
For example, CVS has M&M's (I think the 12oz size) on sale for $1.99 today through Tuesday for a 3 day sale. There is a printable coupon for $1.50 off 3 (and I've heard there is also one for $1 off 2), so you can get them for $1.50 a bag when you buy 3. Not bad right!
Russell Stover bunnies or chocolate eggs are .74cents, and then you get .74 back in Extra bucks, so it's basically FREE!
They also have Medium size bottles of kids bubbles for $1.99 that are also printing $1.99 in ECB so they are free as well!
Bottles of Xtra Detergent are just $1.47!!! There is rumored to be a $.50cent coupon out there from the inserts (I haven't seen it, but I haven't cut for a few weeks.) If you have this, you could stock up on bottles for just 97cents!! I myself bought a few at the $1.47 price as this is what we've started to use.
There are two great deals I got today, and there are LOADS of Kellogg's coupons on their website to print out.
Kellogg's Corn Pops, Rice Crispies, Cocoa Crispies, Apple Jacks, Corn Flakes, and Raisin bran are just $1.66 each (limit 4 boxes).
Here are some coupons to put with them for an awesome deal
$1/2 cornflakes (or a couple other kinds)
$.70c off raisin bran. So you could get raisin bran for just .96cents or Corn Flakes (we use this for fried chicken breading) for just $1.16
Also, there is a deal on Special K cereal and Bars. I like the Special K Red berries, and that was included in the deal. They are on sale for 3/$10 and then you get $4 in Extra Care Bucks back. There is a $3 off 5 any boxes or $2 off any 3 special K. So I got 3 boxes of Special K red berries, I payed $8 out of pocket, and I got $4 back, making them about $1.33 each--not bad at all!!!!
There is supposedly a moneymaker deal on Airwick Freshmatic Ultra. The scenario would go something like this: You buy 4 of them @ $6 each. Use 4 $4/1 printable coupons, paying $8 out of pocket. Then on your receipt $10 ECB will print out. There are other items that are included in the ECB deal, so you certainly don't have to only buy 4 Freshmatics to get the deal. I believe some other Airwick and Lysol products are included, as well as Electrosol dishwasher tabs($3 and there is a several coupons floating around). However, the coupons for the other items aren't that great, so unless you have the airwick coupons and your store has them in stock (even one could probably get you a good deal when combined with the other stuff). Now, I never advocate clearing the shelf. If you are at kroger and there's 1 left or even 3 or 4, that's one thing. But the drug stores are a bit tricky. Many times, there will be items on sale for a great price, but they carry/have 3 or 4 in stock (if that) to begin with. This is where it gets tricky. I do believe the early bird gets the worm. I also know how frustrating it is to go looking for a bargain and not be able to find what you are looking for. That's my biggest problem with this deal, is that to do this, you are likely buying up their whole inventory of that item. Just use your best judgement and be courteous to everyone else. My store didn't have ANY of the Airwicks even in stock, and the sale just started this AM.
Check out The Krazy Coupon Lady or My Memphis Mommy for a list of the sales and coupon matchups for printables. For more info about CVS shopping click HERE.