Walmart: Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-A-Stack $5 + Free In Store Pickup!

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If you’ve been around here a while, you know my two older children have birthdays that we celebrate on Labor Day weekend since they’re one day apart and usually fall on that weekend.  Well, this year we’re not having a big party.  For one thing, it’s too cool to do any fun water activities outside, and the kids would rather go to an indoor water park for a couple of nights.  Works for me!  So instead of shopping for toys and things for the big kids, I’m looking for toys for tiny.  She’s getting bored staring at the few things we have for her.

A week or so ago, I spotted this for $5 at Amazon.  It went fast, before I even bought one, and now it’s around $10-$11.  Today, I spotted the very same deal at Walmart for $5 with free in-store pickup, so I snatched one up quickly.  I’m guessing it was a price war item.  Oh goody…

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-A-Stack $5 + Free In Store Pickup.

 

Walmart: K-Cup Pod Sample Pack Freebie!

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Tiny and I are doing some shopping this morning online and we stumbled across some very good deals at Walmart!  We’ll see how far I get today (not very, I’m guessing), but I know I can get through this one.

As I was searching around for clothes for my son, I saw a freebie!   Walmart has a nifty back-to-college k-cup pod sample pack offer.  You do not need to be a college student to request this offer.

Details: US only.  Must be over 18.   Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

CVS: Freebies & Cheapies 8/23-8/29!

 

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There are new total purchase ($3/$15, $5/$25, $6/$30) and % off coupons again this week!  If you haven’t, check your email for one from CVS on Thursday!

  Let me know what Big Red coupons you receive and I’ll add them to the matchups! 

 

General Information

This list is printable!

Here are some easy use notes for you.

You’ll see a check box next to the sale item.  You can check that box and it will add it to your printable list box in the bottom right corner of your screen.  When you’ve added all the items you want to buy to the list, you can click on the *My List* tab to print them.

CVS has also released a new corporate coupon policy.  Make sure you print a copy and take it with you when you shop.  If this is new to you, you can read more about the changes to Buy One Get One Free sales and coupons HERE. 

Keep in mind that CVS ads can be extremely regional.  You may find price variations in the sale items or they may not be on sale in your area at all.

I am now ONLY using online prices in my match-ups. I had been using my actual store prices, but that proved equally frustrating for many people. While I realize that online prices are also frustrating, they’re relatively accurate for some. Since they’re about the same in that regard, it’s easier to use online prices! For new items not yet in their online store, I will continue to use my store prices.

This list includes all the items under $1, most of the ECB deals and many, MANY more.  Because I’m still doing most of the ad,  every link isn’t tested, as I don’t buy everything that’s on sale and I’m too cheap to waste the ink. Let me know if one doesn’t work, if my math has taken a nose dive or I’ve missed a coupon somewhere.

Need more help?  Please send me a message to dontmakemenuts@gmail.com

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Walgreens: Freebies & Cheapies 8/23-8/29!

General Information

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Be sure and add the Everyday Points offer to your Balance Reward card and you’ll earn 10 points for every $1 spent in addition to the points you’ll earn in the weekly Balance Rewards point offers.

The Walgreens Coupon Policy has changed!  Get up to speed with the new rules here.

The amounts for the Balance Rewards redemption have changed!  You can now redeem just $1 if you need to! If you missed it,  the Balance Rewards program is in full swing.  You’ll see many items below that earn points.  I’ve included this quick reference chart here, so you can see the point breakdown.  I’ve deducted the cash equivalent of the point value from the final cost of each item.

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CVS: Freebies & Cheapies 8/9-8/15!

 

Latest News

 

There are new total purchase ($3/$15, $5/$25, $6/$30) and % off coupons again this week!  If you haven’t, check your email for one from CVS on Thursday!

  Let me know what Big Red coupons you receive and I’ll add them to the matchups! 

 

General Information

This list is printable!

Here are some easy use notes for you.

You’ll see a check box next to the sale item.  You can check that box and it will add it to your printable list box in the bottom right corner of your screen.  When you’ve added all the items you want to buy to the list, you can click on the *My List* tab to print them.

CVS has also released a new corporate coupon policy.  Make sure you print a copy and take it with you when you shop.  If this is new to you, you can read more about the changes to Buy One Get One Free sales and coupons HERE. 

Keep in mind that CVS ads can be extremely regional.  You may find price variations in the sale items or they may not be on sale in your area at all.

I am now ONLY using online prices in my match-ups. I had been using my actual store prices, but that proved equally frustrating for many people. While I realize that online prices are also frustrating, they’re relatively accurate for some. Since they’re about the same in that regard, it’s easier to use online prices! For new items not yet in their online store, I will continue to use my store prices.

This list includes all the items under $1, most of the ECB deals and many, MANY more.  Because I’m still doing most of the ad,  every link isn’t tested, as I don’t buy everything that’s on sale and I’m too cheap to waste the ink. Let me know if one doesn’t work, if my math has taken a nose dive or I’ve missed a coupon somewhere.

Need more help?  Please send me a message to dontmakemenuts@gmail.com

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The Children’s Place: $6 Jeans + FREE Shipping! Plus, Earn $10 PLACE Cash on $20!

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If you’re doing back to school shopping for the kids, you need to check out The Children’s Place for the best price we’ve seen yet on denim!  Many jeans are on sale for $7.50.  Pair that low price with a coupon, free shipping, and Place Cash, and we’ve got excellent final prices.  First, use the code BTSDMFY20 to save an additional 20% on your order.  This will drop the price to just $6 a pair!  Plus, spend $20 and you’ll earn $10 in PLACE cash redeemable from September 15, 2015 through September 28, 2015.

I bought two pair of jeans and two graphic tees for $20 and earned $10 in PLACE cash.  It’s like getting all four for $10!

10 Best Deals at Dollar Tree

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A couple of months ago, long-time reader Anne asked what the best deals at Dollar Tree were.  This was right about the time our little girl decided the outside world seemed like it was a pretty interesting place to check out.  I told Anne I’d get to her question as soon as I could.  So I am…nearly two months later.   Most of the reason is my girlie, of course.  Part of it is my commitment to providing you with the best answer to any question.  This required some in store research to check item consistency because each store has some degree of stock variation.  I wanted to make sur I wasn’t sending you on a wild goose chase.

So, getting on to the list.  The most obvious answer is ‘any item for which you have a coupon’.  Yes, Captain Obvious, this is true.   $1 is great.  50¢ is better.

There are, however, some other items that are a very good deal at just $1 as well.  These are my favorites.  I have researched the manufacturers (if I’m not familiar with them) and feel very comfortable buying these.  Believe me, there are some items I won’t touch.  We use all of these regularly.

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1.)  Camillo’s Pizza Crust 2 pk.  My kids love to make their own pizzas, so we often pick up a couple of packs of these and this….

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2.)  Francesco Rinaldi Pizza Sauce.  A couple of years ago, my husband bought Ragu Pizza Sauce at Kroger  – two different kinds – and one was $1.39; the other was $2.09.  Allow me to reiterate:  This was a couple of years ago.  It’s probably more now making $1 an even better deal.

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3.)  Orchard Park Hazelnut or Original Powder Coffee Creamer 7oz.  Orchard Park Foods is a subsidiary of Subco Foods.  They manufacture their own products here in the US, including this creamer.

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4.)  Nature’s Own, Thomas’, and Oroweat Bread.  They have many of the premium or specialty breads priced much higher than $1 at the grocery store.  There are also coupons available periodically, making them even cheaper.

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5.)  Party Supplies – Mylar Balloons, Colored Forks/Knives/Spoons/Cups, Gift Bags – you can’t go wrong with these.  They’re much higher elsewhere.

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6.) Greenbrier Farms Creamy Peanut Butter 10oz.  It says comparable to Jif on the jar and it’s close.  Definitely worth the $1 per jar and it’s a great donation item, too.

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7.)  Hunt’s Ketchup 24oz.  We go through a lot of ketchup around here and $1 for a 24oz bottle is a great regular price.  We grab 10 or so bottles when we head out to DT to have on hand.

8.)  Plain T Shirts.  I don’t know if all stores have these, but many of our stores do.  These are great for craft projects or just to have new t-shirts.  We decorate t-shirts each year at the kids’ birthday party and for Halloween.  It’s so much fun and they get the most wear of anything in their closets.

9.)  Men’s & Women’s Dress Socks.  They have two and three packs of dress socks.  You can’t beat the price.

10.)  Girls Hair Accessories – hair bands and barrettes.

These are my most favorite items that cost significantly more elsewhere.  So tell me, what favorite items do you have at Dollar Tree?  I’d love to hear about them.

Michigan Renaissance Festival: $3 Off Admission or Free Child Ticket Offer!

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The smell of incense.  Fairy dust.   Jousting.  Turkey legs.  Pickle insults.  Axes, purses, dresses and honey are just a few of the wonderful goods you’ll find…along with lots and lots of laughs.  Yes, if you’ve been to the Michigan Renaissance Festival, these are very familiar, smile inducing memories.  They are to us, too.  Each year, we round out our annual birthday celebration for the kids on Labor Day weekend with a Monday trip to the Renaissance Festival. It’s a tradition.

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If you’ve never been, you’ve got to take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside the turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience! The festival runs on weekends and Labor Day from August 22nd thru October 4th! Festival Friday will be October 2nd this year.

And my fellow Michiganders, I happen to have a money saving deal just for you!  Don’t Make Me Nuts readers save $3 Off Gate Admission! With this Coupon, receive $3 off an Adult Admission or a FREE child ticket with the purchase of an Adult Ticket. Not Valid with any other offers.  August 22nd thru October 4th, 10am – 7pm, Rain or Shine! FREE Parking.

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Michigan Renaissance Festival

12600 Dixie Hwy
Holly, MI 48442
248-634-5552

Target: Freebies & Cheapies 8/2-8/8!

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Here are some additional freebies & cheapies at Target this week.  These fabulous match-ups are brought to you by All Things Target.  Please visit her site to keep up to date on all the latest Target happenings.

To receive Target Mobile Coupons, text OFFERS to 827438

GROCERY

Oroweat Sandwich Thins $2.99    
Save 50% with Cartwheel by Target (-$1.50)
$1/1 printable coupon (zip 90210) or $.55/1 coupon from 6/7 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.49 each

(4) Cocoa Puffs $2.50   
(1) Kellogg’s Apple Jacks $2.50
Save 10% off General Mills cereals with Cartwheel by Target (-$1.00 only applies to 4 items)
(4) $.75/1 Coco Puffs printable coupon (need 2 computers)
$.50/1 Apple Jacks printable coupon
Pay = $9.00
Get $5 gift card when you buy 5 (through 8/8)
Final Price = $.60 each after you factor in gift card

Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies $2.00 (sale price through 8/15)    
$.75/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $1.25 each

Annie’s Homegrown Cookie Bites $2.00 (sale price through 8/15)    
$.75/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $1.25 each

Tropicana Farmstand Juice $3.00 (sale price through 8/8)    
$1.50/1 coupon from 6/7 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.50 each

HEALTH & BEAUTY

L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Product $3.99   
$2/1 Target printable coupon
Save 20% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.60)
$2/1 coupon from 8/2 Red Plum insert
Final Price = FREE

Got2b Stylers $3.99   
$2/1 printable coupon or coupon from 8/2 Red Plum insert
Get $2.00 back from SavingStar
Final Price = FREE

Dove Stylers $3.94
$2/1 coupon from 7/26 Red Plum insert
Get $2.00 back from SavingStar
Final Price = FREE

BIC Silky Touch Razors $3.19   
$3/1 coupon from 8/2 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.19 each

Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo or Conditioner $3.49 ~ Buy 2  
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.35)
$3/2 coupon from 7/26 Red Plum insert
Get $3.00 back from SavingStar (when you buy 2)
Final Price = $.32 each

Herbal Essences Mousse $3.39 ~ Buy 3    
$3/2 Herbal Essence shampoo, conditioner or styler coupon from 6/28 Red Plum insert
$1/1 Herbal Essence styler coupon 6/28 Red Plum insert
Pay = $6.17
Get $5 gift card when you buy 3 (through 9/12)
Final Price = $.39 each after you factor in gift card

Stayfree Pads (18 ct) $2.89 ~ Buy 2 
(2) $1/1 Target printable coupon
$3/2 coupon from 7/26 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.39 each

Schick Slim Twin Disposable Razors (12 ct) $5.99    
$3/2 Target printable coupon
(2) $4/1 coupon from 7/26 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.49 each

Tom’s of Maine Children’s Toothpaste $3.09 ~ Buy 4    
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.62)
(4) $1/1 coupon from 6/14 SmartSource insert
Pay = $7.74
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 8/8)
Final Price = $.67 each after you factor in gift card

HOUSEHOLD

Bounty Basic Paper Towel Roll $.97   
Save 10% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.10)
$.50/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $.37 each

Wet Ones Canister $1.89 (sale price through 8/29) ~ Buy 2    
Save 20% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.76)
$1.50/2 coupon from 7/26 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.76 each

Hefty Slider Bags (quart) $2.49 ~ Buy 2   
Save 25% with Cartwheel by Target (-$1.25)
$1.50/2 coupon from 8/2 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.12 each

Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner+Bleach Trigger Spray $2.99 ~ Buy 4    
(4) $.50/1 printable coupon
Pay = $9.96
Get $5 gift card when you buy 4 (through 8/15)
Final Price = $1.24 each after you factor in gift card

Purell Wipes Canister (40 ct) $2.29    
$1/1 coupon 7/26 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.29 each

Best Buy: Amazon Fire TV Stick $24.99 (reg. $39.99) + Free In Store Pickup!

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Best Buy has an excellent Deal of the Day today.  The Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $24.99 (reg. $39.99) and you can pick it up in your local store for free.  Alternatively, shipping is free with orders of $35 or more.  It shows up as $3.98 for me.

You may remember my post about ditching satellite in favor of devices like this and an old school antenna for local channels.  We have a good assortment of streaming devices in our house now – Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Sticks, Roku Sticks, and Xbox 360.  I can tell you that the Amazon Fire TV and Sticks are the clear winners all around.  In that post, I put together a comparison chart between the Roku 3 and Amazon Fire TV.  The Fire Stick lacks the quad processor, so it isn’t able to play all games with extensive graphics, but it’s great for bedroom TV’s AND college kids as they can access the home library using the stick.  That’s really the only palpable drawback other than the lack of voice search that you get with the Fire TV.  That’s perfect for my older girlie who can’t spell everything just yet.  It’s fast and capable.  I highly recommend it.