Friday, August 7, 2009

Walgreens coupon extended

In a previous post, I mentioned the printable $5/$25 coupon for Walgreens that expired on Thursday. It's been extended through Saturday, so print a new one and head back to Walgreens for more great deals. I'll at least be making a trip for more diapers, and probably do the Unilever deal since I didn't get a chance to do that in my rushed trip yesterday. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunday Sales (8/2)

Sorry this is so late in the week, but I realized my stockpile is beginning to dwindle, so it's time to do some deals and stock up. It's amazing how much stuff you use in a month's time! Remember, this is essentially my shopping list, and there are other deals out there, so be sure to check them out. Check the links on my sidebar for some good sources!

CVS - check out the ad for your area at
Ask the pharmacy about their auto-refill program and they are supposed to give you a small booklet with $25 worth of coupons!

FREE GIFT! The first time you use your ExtraCare card at CVS during the month of August, a coupon will print at the bottom of your receipt for a free gift. The coupon will be valid for one week after it's printed. I got some free chocolate!

Blink Tears or Gel Tears ($3 overage) It's on sale for $7.99 - earn $7.99 ECB (limit 1). Use the $3/1 coupon from the 8/2 insert.

Electrasol Tabs or Gelpacs, 20 ct. (FREE) They're on sale for $4.50 each - Spend $20, earn $10 ECB (limit 1). Buy 5 and use 5 of the $2.50/1 coupons from the 7/12 insert.

- check out the ad for your area at
Be sure to look around and/or ask about the Walgreens Back To School coupon booklet with tons of great coupons!

Gum Tooth 'N Tongue Toothbrush ($1 overage) It's on sale for $3.99 - earn $3.99 RR.

Vitamin Shampoo or Conditioner, 13 oz (FREE) It's on sale for $3.99 - earn $3.99 RR.

Walgreens brand Hydrogen Peroxide, 16 oz. (33¢ each) Use the in-ad coupon (limit 3).

Pencil Boxes (69¢) I'm looking for a non-pastel pencil box for DS. Maybe one of their 69¢ ones will fit the bill...

Kelloggs Cereals, 12-20 oz (less than $1/box) They're on sale for 2/$5 - earn $2 RR when you buy two. There are lots of Kelloggs coupons from inserts and printables to bring the price down.

Benadryl liquid, 4 oz ($1.49) It's on sale for $4.99 - get $5 RR when you buy two. Use two of the $1/1 coupons from the 6-28 or 8-2 inserts.

5-hour Energy, 2 pack ($3.33) They're on sale 3/$9.98.

Walgreens Diapers, jumbo pack ($5.99) They work, and they're cheap!

Unilever deal -
Buy 8 or more products - get $10 RR, buy 6 - get $6 RR, buy 4 - get $2 RR.

  • Suave Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.6 or 6 oz (aproximately 92¢ before RR) It's 25% off. Use the 50¢/1 coupon from the 5/17 or 8/2 insert.
  • Skippy Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz ($1.40-$1.60 before RR) It's on sale 2/$4. Use the coupons from the 8/2 insert (40¢/1, $1/2, or 60¢/1 depending on your location).
  • Ragu, 26 oz ($1.50-$$1.70 before RR) It's on sale 2/$4. Use the coupons from the 8/2 insert (ranging from 60¢/2 to $1/2 depending on your location) or the $1/2 printable coupon.

Month-long snack deal -
Spend $10, get $5 RR (good through 8-29)
These products will also work with the Fuel for School mail-in rebate when you buy 10 items.
  • Cheez It Crackers, 7.5 or 9 oz ($1.25 before RR) They're on sale for $2 each. Use the printable 75¢/1 Whole Wheat Cheez It coupon from
  • Keebler Cookies, 11.5 or 15 oz ($1.50 before RR) They're on sale for $2 each. Use the printable $1/2 Fudge Shoppe Cookie coupon from
  • Nutri-Grain Bars, 8 pk ($2.00 before RR) They're on sale 2/$5. Use the $1/2 coupon from the 8-2 insert.
  • Club Crackers, 16 oz ($2.50 before RR) They're on sale 2/$5.

Use the Walgreens printable $5 off a $25 purchase (extended through Saturday) to make these deals even better!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hanging on for Dear Life!

Last Sunday, our pastor used this as a sermon illustration, and it really clicked for me. He was walking in the park, and as usual, saw several people walking or jogging their dogs. But upon rounding the bend, he came upon two dogs jogging a woman. Each dog probably weighed maybe 40 pounds, but between the two of them, she was simply hanging on for dear life!

That's me. Hanging on for dear life. No, there's nothing major, just minor inconveniences, not even one particular problem I can put my finger on, but combined... I had allowed myself to be overwhelmed.

Come to the water. The Living Water. What made those dogs stop in their tracks, giving their caregiver much-needed respite? Access to the lake, where they lapped up the water as if they hadn't had a sip in days. When the evils of this world try taking you for a ride, come to the water, and drink deeply of the knowledge that He is in charge and He will not forsake you. He will lead you and provide for you. He loves you. Always.

Come to the water and rest.