Sunday, July 31, 2011

Staples Back to School Deals

Staples has some pretty great Back to School deals this week. If you're trying to get shopping done for your kids or looking to do a little school supply donation, you might want to check them out this week.

Also remember, they have a Back to School Savings Pass that you can purchase in-store for $10 that will save you 15% on school supply purchases including backpacks. See a sales associate for more details.

0.25 Deals; Limit 2 per customer, while supplies last
  • 12″ Clear Plastic Ruler
  • Really Useful 0.14 L box, Assorted Colors
  • Sharpie Markers 2pk
  • Staples Standard-Size Striped Paper Clips 100/pk.

0.50 Deals; Limit 2 per customer, while supplies last
  • Avery 5-Tab Insertable Dividers
  • Bic White Out Correction Fluid 2pk
  • Jumbo Paper Clips 50 pk
  • Slider Pencil Case
  • Staples Poly 1- Subject Wide Ruled Notebook (Assorted Colors) 70- Sheets
  • Westcott Preferred 7″ Scissors\

$1 Deals; Limit 2 per customer, while supplies last
  • Duck Poster Putty Adhesive
  • Gold Fiber Top-Coil memo Book (90 Sheets)
  • Mars 180-Degrees College Protactor
  • Staedtler Pencil Compass
  • Staples Dry-Erase Board Eraser
  • Staples 6″ x 4″ journal With Pen
  • Staples 6″ x 4″ Scallop Edge memo book
  • Staples 5″ x 3″ Graph-Ruled Notebooks
  • Writing Pad, Letter Size Assorted Designs (No Limit)

Last Day for July Coupons!

Today is the last day of July which means if you have coupons on that you haven't printed yet, you might want to today. With August beginning tomorrow, coupons are likely to be reset or just removed completely to make way for new coupons. Print them all while you can!

Ulta Coupon

Ulta has a new coupon for $3.50 off any $10 purchase. These are great to pair with sale items. I usually check out the clearance section and have found been able to score some really inexpensive salon shampoo/conditioners.

Expires 8/6.

0.75/1 Breyers Blasts!

There is an awesome coupon for 0.75/1 Breyers Blasts! Ice cream up on right now. This was available before and just reset this morning (at least for me). Print it while you can, this one always goes quickly. Use zip 85052 if needed.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tampax Pearl Sample

Head on over to Costco to request a free 5-count sample of Tampax Pearl Tampons. You do not have to be a Costco Member to request so you can omit the Member number on the request form.

Friday, July 29, 2011

.75/1 Philadelphia Cooking Creme has an awesome new coupon for 0.75/1 tub of Philadelphia Cooking Creme. I love this stuff, even just to add the Italian version into spaghetti sauce is wonderful! No zip code is needed, just click on "Food".

This coupon should double at most stores make for some really inexpensive creme. I've seen it go for around $2.50 at my stores when it's on sale.

Free Sample Men's Armani Code

"Like" Armani Code by Giorgio Armani on Facebook and you'll be able to request a free sample of Armani Sport Code Fragrance for Men.

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

$4 Deals at Old Navy

Old Navy is having an awesome sale this weekend! Get $4 deals today (7/29) and tomorrow (7/30) on items for the whole family! The sale includes swim wear, basic tees, basic graphic tees, and shorts. This is a great sale if you're looking to start some back to school clothing shopping! Just get there early, I know my stores usually get really crowded for these kinds of sales.

You can find out all of the details here.

Free Paris Amour Lotion at Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works is debuting their new Paris Amour scent and this weekend, you can get the 2oz preview size bottle for free when you present this coupon. There is no additional purchase required.

Available through Sunday and only while supplies last in stores.

50% off Jeans at Hollister

If you have a teen that is obsessed with Hollister's jeans (or if you're the one obsessed), you might want to check them out. They are celebrating the re-designing of their jeans for 2012 with 50% off ALL jeans (excluding epic exclusive styles). It doesn't say when this is ending, but it does say that prices are only in effect for a limited time, so I would head over ASAP.

$1 off Post-It Coupon

Post-it has come out with the fully adhesive sticky note. Now your notes will stay wherever you put them without getting completely mangled or ripped.

Post-it is also offering up a new coupon for $1 off any Full Adhesive Note purchase of $4 or more. More than likely each pack won't cost you $4, you just have to buy $4 worth of the Full Adhesive products.

Free Fries and Drink at Arby's.

If you're looking for a quick and inexpensive lunch, print this coupon for a free small curly fries and small drink when you buy the new Arby's Angus Cool Deli sandwich or wrap. Just enter your name and click "print"!

Expires 8/4.

BOGO Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage

Wow!!! Click over here to print a coupon for Buy One Get One Free 32oz packs of Johnsonville Brats Patties or Italian Sausage Patties. This is a very high value coupon! Hurry and print, quantities are EXTREMELY limited.

FYI: It's a SmartSource coupon so it might take a minute or two for it to finally print, just be patient.

30% off Coach Factory Stores

If you're planning on doing some Outlet Shopping this weekend, print out this coupon that will save you an extra 30% off at Coach Factory (and Outlet) stores. Use this with their clearance bags to get the most savings!

Monday, July 25, 2011

$10 off $10 at Pier One

"Like" Pier 1 Imports on Facebook, then click on the "Daily Dealy" tab to print a coupon for $10 off any $10 or more purchase. My mom loves the air fresheners and candles from Pier One so she'll love to be able to pick up a couple for almost nothing!

Free Signature Item at Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works has a great new coupon available for a Free Signature Collection Body Care Item with any purchase of $10 or more. It doesn't look like it has to be one item of $10, but just the total of all items has to be at least $10 (so you could theoretically get 10 $1 handibacs and still use this).

Expires 8/14/11.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Borders Store Closing

As some/most of you probably know by now, Borders is closing all of it's stores soon. The company filed for bankruptcy some time ago and closed some of it's stores in an effort to keep the company afloat. They were also trying to find someone to buy the company, but all their efforts failed in the end. All remaining stores will be closing within the next couple of months. The store I go to said that they will probably be closed within the next 6 weeks.

Their liquidations have begun in all stores with up to 40% off all prices. If you have Borders Bucks you will only be able to redeem them through 7/31/11, after that they are no longer valid. They will still be honoring any and all gift cards throughout the duration of their liquidation.

If you are a Borders Rewards Plus Member, you will be able to receive your extra discounts through August 5th only. After that it'll just be like you're a regular rewards member, but there probably wouldn't be a point of using it anymore.

Now this 40% off does not apply to I'm not sure if they are going to maintain their website once the stores close, but it is possible. When Circuit City closed it's doors a few years ago, they still maintained a website store, so it is possible.

I've always loved Borders so this makes me a little sad. Their selection has always been different and easier to search through than some other bookstores and I was always able to find what I wanted in Borders.

Staples Back to School Deals

There are even more Back-to-School deals at Staples this week! If you got the circular in the Sunday Paper this morning there is also a $5 off a $25+ purchase coupon on the front page that would help you to save even more.

Also, if you're planning on doing most of your shopping at Staples, considering purchasing the Staples Back to School Savings Pass for $10 that will save you 15% off all your Back to School purchases including calculators and bookbags. See your store/circular for details.

0.50 Deals
While supplies last, limit 2 per customer
  • Avery Insertable 5-Tab Dividers
  • Westcott 12″ Finger-Grip Ruler
  • Staples Clipboard 5.5″ x 9″
  • Staples Dual Pencil Sharpener
  • Staples Jumbo Paper Clips 50/Box
  • Staples Magnetic Bulldog Clips 3/pack
  • Staples Mini Composition Books (80 Sheets) 2/pack
  • Staples Steel 1-hole Punch
  • Staples Translucent Pencil Box

$1 Deals
While supplies last, limit 2 per customer
  • Mini Legal Pads 50 Sheets 3/pack
  • Letter Size Expandable Envelopes With Elastic Closure
  • RoseArt Classic Washable Markers
  • Staples 5.5″ x 4.25″ Fat Memo Books 200 Sheets
  • Staples Poly Zip Envelope
  • Staples Pushpins, Binder Clips and Paper Clips
  • Staples Stickies Portable Notes
  • Ticonderogo #2 Pencils 12/pack

$2 Deals
While supplies last, limit 2 per customer
  • Bic Brite Liner Assorted Highlighters 5 pack
  • Clorox Disinfectant Wipes 35 ct.
  • EnduraGlide Low Odor Dry Erase Markers Fine Tip
  • Germ-X Hand Sanitizer 8 oz.
  • Post-It 1/2″ Unprinted Tape Flags
  • Staedtler 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener
  • Staples Accel 1 Subject Notebook 100 sheets
  • Softsoap Hand Soap 7.5 oz.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

$1/2 Skippy Peanut Butter

Walmart has a great new coupon on it's site for $1/2 Skippy Peanut Butters. With back to school time coming up, we'll probably start to see nice sales on peanut butter and jelly.

Once you click the link on the Walmart page, it will re-direct you to a site and the coupon will print automatically.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prilosec OTC Sample

There is a new sample offer for Prilosec OTC. Head on over here and fill out a short form to claim your sample!

$1 off Skintimate Cream Shave Gel

If you missed out on the $1.50 off Skintimate Cream Shave coupon I posted yesterday, then has a new one up for $1 off any one Cream Shave product. This is still a pretty awesome deal even with this coupon being slightly less in value.

It should be available to everyone, but use zip 90210 if you can't find it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2011 Tax Free Weekends

During the summer (usually in August) some states hold a tax-free weekend. Now the standards usually vary a little from state-to-state, but these weekends usually allow you to buy school supplies, clothes, and even some electronics completely tax free.

Like in Maryland, from August 14-20 any clothing or footwear purchase up to $100 will be tax free. Last year school supplies were included but are not this year.

You can check out the whole list of states that are participating here along with what items you can purchase and the maximum value of those purchases.

You can click on your state government's webpage for all the details as well as any/all exclusions to this. Since it is only July this could be subject to change in the next couple weeks, but keep it as a bookmark if your state is included so that you can keep track of any changes or additions.

$1/2 Bic Pen Coupon

Yay!! The coupon for $1/2 Bic Stationary Products that I mentioned last week has reset on!

Please remember, when you print this coupon you do have to print an additional coupon with it for it to print correctly. If you don't you won't get the expiration date and the barcode will come out wonky.

Use these this week at Target to score free pens

Here's how:

Buy 2 packs of Bic Cristal Pens (blue, black, or red) @ 0.50 each = $1 for 2
-(1) $1/2 Bic Stationary Products coupon
= 2 free packs of pens!

You can print two of these coupons, so if you use both at the same time, you can four free packs of pens.

This is awesome if you're doing back to school shopping or school supply donation shopping!

0.75/1 Freschetta By The Slice

If you're a fan of Freschetta's By The Slice pizza, then "Like" Freschetta on Facebook to print a coupon for 0.75 off 1 By The Slice package. This will double in most stores and will make the single slices under $1 (at least by my stores prices) when paired with a sale.

$1.50/1 Skintimate Cream Shave Gel

There is an awesome new high-value Skintimate Cream Shave Gel coupon that will save you $1.50 off one can of it. This should make for really inexpensive Shave Gel when you pair this with a sale.

This is a SmartSource coupon, and if you've never printed a SS coupon it will have to install it's Java Applet in order to print. It's not harmful to your computer and you will never know it is there.

Monday, July 18, 2011

B2G1 Edy's Shakes and Smoothies

"Like" Edy's on Facebook, click on the "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" tab and there you should be able to print a coupon for buy 2 get 1 free Edy’s Slow Churned Shakes or Smoothies cups. I like the shakes a lot, and I usually see them in my stores (Safeway and Giant) for $1 a cup, so this is really a pretty nice coupon.

25% off a Single Item at Old Navy

Old Navy just released a great new coupon on their Facebook page that will score you 25% off any single item. It only seems to exclude jewelry.

Also, just as an FYI, for some reason when I printed mine, the coupon itself printed fine but all around it was completely black instead of the page being blank like it normally is. Don't know why that happened, it might just be me, but I wanted to give a heads up anyway.

$5/1 Bengay Product

There is an awesome coupon up on Head on over to print a coupon for $5 off ANY Bengay product. The only restriction is no travel sizes. This should make for some really inexpensive Bengay when paired with a sale.

Print while you can, I'm not sure how long it will be available.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Staples Back to School Deals

Here are Staples' Back-To-School deals for this week. There are no penny deals this week for those of you that are getting a jump on school supply shopping early (or those that are looking to donate school supplies to children in need), but there are some nice $1 and $2 deals.

Again, if you're going to do the bulk of your shopping at Staples, invest $10 in the Staples Back To School Shopping Pass that will get you 15% off all your school supply purchases including bookbags. See your store for more details.

$1 Deals; Limit 2 per customer:
  • 0.14 L Really Useful Box
  • Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens 4 pack
  • Staples Assorted Mechanical Pencils (0.7mm) 12 pack
  • Staples Dry-Erase Board Eraser
  • Avery 1″ Black and Blue Durable Binder
  • Staples 3″x5″ Memo Book With Magnetic Closure 60 sheets
  • #10 Envelope Pull & Seal 25 pack
  • 8.5″ Dry-Erase Board With Marker
  • Staples 3″x5″ Memo Book 80 Sheets
  • Staples Glue Sticks 4 pack
  • Bic Clic Ballpoint Pens Black 5 pack
  • Stretch Pencil Box Assorted Colors
  • Pentel WOW! Gel Colors Sparkle Barrel Pens Assorted 4 pack
  • Bic Brite Liner Retractable Highlighters 5 pack
  • Paper Mate Sharp Writer Mechanical Pencils (0.7mm) 5 pack
  • Ticonderoga #2 Check Pencils 4 pack
  • RoseArt Washable Markers Classic 10 pack
  • Staedtler Noris Club #2 Colored Golf Pencils 12 pack
  • Staedtler 6″ 180-Degree Protractor

$2 Deals, Limit 2 per customer
  • 8.5″ x 11″ Monthly Calendar Dry-Erase Board With Marker
  • BIC White-Out Correction Tape
  • Locker Planet Magnetic Locker Accessories Frame
  • Staples 5″x3″ Memo Books 75 Sheets
  • 8″ x 5″ Top -Wire Pad 80 Sheets
  • Really Useful 1.6 Storage Box
  • Carolina Notebooks and Composition Books
  • Avery 1″ Durable View Binder

$1/2 Bic Pen Coupon

There is an awesome new coupon on for $1/2 Bic Stationary Products (use zip code 90210 if you can't find it.

Now for some reason when you print this coupon alone it prints blurry and there is no expiration date. I'm not sure why, but it seems to be a common problem. The best way to avoid this, is to print another coupon with it. As long as something else is printed with it, it seems to print fine.

You can use this to help you get close to free pens at Target!

Here's how:

(2) Bic Cristal Glide Pens (10pack) @ $1.02 ea = $2.04
-Use the $1/2 Bic Stationary Item Target printable
-Use the $1/2 Bic Stationary Item coupon I just mentioned above
=0.04 for 2 packs of pens!

Buy 2 Get 1 Free Shasta 12-pack

It has been a very long time since I've seen a Shasta coupon (or had a Shasta for that matter).

Buy 2 Shasta 12-packs and get a free 12-pack of Shasta Fiesta Punch, California Dreamin, or Very Cherry Twist (max value $2.50).

Friday, July 15, 2011

$1 off Elmer's Glue Stick
has an awesome new coupon for $1 off Elmer's X-TREME School Glue Stick in the 25gram size. This will be great to pair with the back-to-school deals!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reach Toothbrush Coupons

Target released four new Reach toothbrush coupons this afternoon. They are on Target's website, but they are actually manufacturer's coupons that you can use anywhere. They don't print with a Target logo on them and will say "Manufacturer coupon" at the top.

You'll find coupons for:
  • $3/1 Reach Total Care Sensitive Toothbrush (2ct)
  • $2/1 Reach by Design Toothbrush (2ct)
  • $2/1 Reach Total Care Whitening Toothbrushes (1ct)
  • $2/1 Reach by Design Toothbrushes (1ct)
These are all pretty high value, so I'd print them now before they reach their print limit.

Eating Out Without Breaking the Bank

"You eat out a lot, doesn't that cost a lot?"

A friend of mine asked me that the other day. I admit, I do have a tendency to eat out a lot mainly when I'm working and going to classes, but that doesn't mean my whole paycheck goes to restaurants.

Now, of course, most people would say "You should just bring dinner/lunch with you, it'll save the most money". Is it true? Of course it is. I'm just not always the best at following it. Now there are days (like this week) where I have class from 8:30am-3:30pm and in those cases, I usually bring some food from home to munch on throughout the day.

But the gist of it is; I know myself very well and if I know that I'm going from work straight to class in the evening, I would much rather just pick up something and take it to school with me. It's fast, easy, and believe it or not, not that expensive. I have learned over the past couple years how to eat out (for me about 2-3 times a week on average) without draining my bank account.

And of course for those of us that are weight conscious, most places do have healthier options available now, too. I am someone who tries to be as health conscious as I can and I still eat out, but I've also still lost about 8 pounds in the past month and a half. So eating out doesn't necessarily have to mean it's not healthy either.

Tip # 1 Plan for it.

I personally take $20 cash out of my checking account every week for eating out. For some people that might be too much and that's fine. You do what would work for you. Honestly, I rarely use the entire amount and if I don't then the money goes to something else. For instance this week, I used $5 for lunch on Tuesday (during a 7 hour class like I mentioned above) and $4 last night for dinner after class on the way home. That's only $9 out of the $20, and in fact I can probably just save the other $11 for next weeks outings.

There is also gift cards. You can use a site like where you can get gift cards to your favorite restaurants inexpensively. You can also get gift cards from survey sites (see my link above for some survey company ideas). I loooooove Subway, anyone that knows me well is very aware of this. I am also a member of ZoomPanel surveys. What do the two have to do with each other? Well I can use the ZoomPanel points I use from Surveys towards gift cards, and I usually get a $10 Subway gift card (their gift cards unfortunately are down until August 1st, for the record) with 1,000 points. There are other gift card options, but I know I'll get the most beneficial use out of Subway, so I always redeem for those as soon as I hit 1,000 points. I haven't paid for Subway in a long time, and this makes me happy.

Tip # 2 Subscribe to emails

Find your favorite and most frequented restaurants online. There is probably somewhere on their website where you can sign up for their emails. Take a couple minutes and put in your email address (I recommend a deals-only email address so that your personal email isn't bombarded) to all your restaurants. Sometimes they will send you a special offer immediately just for signing up for their email list.

Let's use Arby's as an example (mainly just because that's where I stopped for dinner last night). Sign up for Arby's Extras, which is their email subscription list, and you will be sent a coupon for a free roast beef sandwich within 24 hours, but it's usually almost immediately. That right there is a free lunch, or almost free if you buy a drink with it.

Plus, being on their email list, not only will you get occasional coupons in your email but you'll also find out about upcoming specials that they might be having. You'll also find out about new products they might be promoting. So it's a win all the way around!

Tip # 3 Use online coupons

A lot of restaurants, especially chains and quick-service ones, have coupons on their website under a "Special Offers" tab or you can find them online by an internet search (That is if you couldn't find them on my blog, of course!). This is good if you don't really want to subscribe to their emails, or you just plan on going once, or something like that.

Tip #4 Check Newspapers

There have been a lot of restaurant coupons in the paper lately. There have always been a few here and there, but lately they seem to be full of restaurant coupons. Dunkin Donuts is one I see often. Recently they've had coupons for free small Frozen Hot Chocolate drinks (which I took full advantage of) and a Free Bagel Sandwich with the purchase of a drink. Most locations will accept these coupons and stores usually have a sign up if they don't. There are also more sit-down type restaurants, like Olive Garden that have coupons in the newspapers from time to time as well.

Tip #5 Check out the value menu

A lot of restaurants these days have some sort of a value menu so take advantage of it. And before you all start giving me that look, there are some healthier options on a lot of value menus. The Wendy's in my area have $1 side salads and things like that, so you don't have to break your pant size either. You can usually get a full meal from the value menus for just a couple dollars. Like at Wendy's there is a value menu meal I usually get that costs me about $3.50 a sandwich, medium fries and medium drink. Not bad at all.

These are mainly what I use when I go out to eat. If anyone has any other ideas feel free to leave them in the comments or email me.

New Garnier Samples

Walmart has two great samples of Garnier on their site.

Click here to get a free sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner.

Click here to get a free sample of Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream.

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

$1/1 Kashi Pita Crisps

Yay, another Kashi coupon! Click here to get a coupon for $1 off any box of Kashi Pita Crisps.

FiberPlus Caramel Crunch coupon

If you're a fan of FiberPlus cereals and wanted to try their new Caramel Pecan Crunch cereal, now is a good time. You can use this new coupon for $0.70 off any ONE box, which will double if your store allows, and you'll be able to get a box of this pretty inexpensively.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

$10/$25 at Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle has released a new coupon for $10 off any purchase of $25 or more. These coupons can be used at some Bed Bath & Beyond locations, but be sure to check with customer service before using just in case that store doesn't participate.

Expires 8/7.

0.75/1 Breyers Blasts!

I was just checking out and they have an awesome coupon up for 0.75 off one carton of Breyers Blasts Ice Cream. This will make for an awesome deal when it's doubled (if your store allows that).

Use zip 90210 if you can't find it!

$10/$40 at American Eagle

There is a new American Eagle coupon available that will allow you to save $10 off any $40 or more purchase. It is ONLY available at American Eagle stores, not Aerie or 77Kids.

Expires 7/14.

Monday, July 11, 2011



If the site looks weird or changes, I'm just messing with some different backgrounds.

Just ignore me!


A few new Target printables

Target randomly released a few new printable coupons this afternoon. Remember you can stack manufacturer coupons with Target coupons for greater savings.

Here are some of the new releases:
  • $3 off Select Denim Jeans
  • $2 off Select Graphic Tees
  • $2 off Select Infant and Kids Jeans
  • $0.60 off any 3 packages of Kleenex
  • $0.75 off any 2 single Iron Girl bars
  • $0.75 off any 1 bag of Willy Wonka Laffy Taffy Bag

0.75/1 Kashi Item

I love Kashi coupons!! Head on over to print a coupon for 0.75/1 Kashi Frozen Entree or frozen pizza. Use zip 90210 if you can't find it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Donate school supplies to those in need

Those of you that know me or have been reading my blog for a long time, know that I am a pursuing a Masters in School Counseling. Given that, I've been spending a lot of time in a couple public schools in my area, getting on-site training and all that, but I've also been able to see how little some kids really do have. Both of the schools I've been placed in so far are not in particularly affluent areas, there are a lot of single parent (or some other form of guardian arrangement) situations and finances are extremely tight.

With the school year looming, for some parents there is now the problem of trying to find the money to buy all the supplies that their kids will need for school. If you're a parent, you've seen how long those lists have gotten over the years. Just for me, I remember what I needed in High School and to see lists now, it's like doubled in the past decade. It can be extremely rough for some parents who are barely making ends meet without the extra expense of all the school supplies/clothes/etc their kids will need.

Every year, Staples has a school supply donation drive where you can leave new, unused school supplies in the front of their store and they will be donated to families that can really use it (to find out more about the program, head over here to I donated quite a bit last year and fully intend on doing more this year.

I ask, even if you have no need to buy school supplies, consider donating to the school supply drives in Staples as well as other drives that might be in your area (you can google "school supply donation") to really help those kids, not just the families but the kids, that really need it the most. Most of what I donate, I've gotten for free or for pennies during back to school sales. So I'm not sitting here saying I spend hundreds of dollars doing this and you don't have to either.

I highlighted back to school deals this morning that were 0.01 and $1 at Staples and Target also released coupons last week for school supplies. Today alone when I went to Target, I got two packs of pens and two packs of Sharpies for 0.04 for all four packs. All of them will go into my collection bag and will get dropped at Staples once I've filled it.

I know I don't post a lot of personal stuff on here, which is my choice, but this is something that is very near and dear to me. I am making a career out of being an educator/school counselor and really wanting to help kids succeed, but I've been there too. I grew up in a single-family household and there were times my Mom couldn't afford everything I needed either. So now that I'm an adult, I'm trying to give to kids in need like people did for my family when I was in school.

So this was just my "PSA" for today, but I really do hope that some of you reading this will take a couple dollars, if you can, (or even $0 if you can get it for free) and help out the kids in your area that really need it.

Free Slurpee at 7-11!

In their annual honoring of July 11th (7/11), 7-11 is offering free slurpees!

Of course, there may be random stores not participating, but most will be. If you want more details check out the event page here.

$2/1 Visine Eye Drops has a great new coupon for $2 off ANY Visine product. There is no size restriction on this which means you can use it on the travel size and get free eye drops!

It should show up for everyone, but use zip code 90210 if you can't find it.

Lots of Target Clearance!!

Right now, Target has clearance throughout, pretty much, the entire store. Since I saw so much, I thought I'd highlight some of what I saw at my Target this afternoon. Remember not all Target's have the same price or same mark-downs. What might be 30% off for me could be 50% off or not marked down at all yet in other regions. You will find, what I think, the best deals are in red.

There were a bunch of different variety Chi hair products with a 50% markdown in my store. If you're a fan of salon-quality hair products, now would be a good time to stock up.

Gillette Hydration Body Wash special value packs are down about 15% at my store. There was a $1 off Gillette Body Wash coupon in last Sunday's (7/3/11) coupon insert, that would make this $2.38, or a little less than 50% off original retail value ($3.99). So not too bad. My store had tons and they will probably discount further, so it could be one to wait on. The Softsoap foaming hand soap 8.5oz are also on clearance right now. There are no coupons that I can see (feel free to let me know if I'm wrong!), but they do come out regularly, so it's something to keep an eye out on!
You'll also find Olay Quench Body Wash with bonus Olay Cleansing Body Wash special packs on markdown as well. These are currently $3.48 for me, which honestly is pretty good on it's own for Olay Body Wash.

A couple packages had a $2 off peelie on them which would make it amazing at $1.48. There was also a $1/2 Olay Body Wash coupon in last Sunday's (7/3/11) P&G insert, which would make it $5.96 for two, or $2.98 each. Really not a bad deal no matter how you spin it.
Venus Pro Skin Disposable single razors are down 15%, or to $4.24 at my store. There was a coupon in last Sunday's (7/3/11) P&G insert for $2 off any ONE Venus Razor, which includes disposable razors. Using that coupon would make this $2.24 or over half off the retail price ($4.99). Awesome deal!

It seems that all the Dove deodorant bonus packs for men and woman are being clearanced out now. The men's Dove has a bonus travel size deodorant bonus, and the women's Dove has a full size body mist as a bonus. The women's bonus seems to give you more for your money, in my opinion, but of course it depends on your usage.

For the Women: there was a $1 off Dove antiperspirant coupon in the 6/26/11 Red Plum insert that you can use for this (some regions got a 0.75 coupon), that would make this as low as $2.38

But check out this awesome deal for men!
Buy 2 Men's Dove+ Care deodorants (as seen above) = 6.76
- (1) $1/2 Men's Dove + Care deodorant Target Printable
- (2) $2 off Dove Men+ Care deodorant 2.7 or 3oz size
from 6/26/11 Red Plum insert

(these bonus packs are 2.7oz and should work fine here)
=1.76 for both, or 0.88 each!

Here a couple finds from the skin care aisle. All are were originally $5.99 and down to $5.08 each. Not fantastic yet, but your store might be different. If nothing else, it's products to keep your eye on for deeper discounts in the coming weeks.
  • The Garnier Brusher Cleanser has a $1 Manufacturer's printable that would make it $4.08.
  • The $1 off Any L'Oreal Skin Care Item found in this weekend's (7/10/11) Red Plum insert, would make the 360 cleanser $4.08.
  • In last week's P&G insert (7/3/11) there was a coupon for $3 off ONE Olay Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser that would make these wipes $2.08. You might also have gotten a regional Target mailer with a $1 off Olay Cleanser coupon in it, that will make this even better at $1.08!

All summer/Fourth of July/Gardening/Outdoor Furniture is all making it's way out. Most furniture is up to at least 50% off, summer stuff is already condensed into one aisle and up to 30% off as well.