CVS for freebies

The Magic Coupon Machine today started spitting out $1/2 Mars candy bars, which ties in nicely with the 2/$1 sale on Snickers (my favorite)!  Every card is getting this sweet deal, folks!

In today’s Smart Source there is a $2 off any Stayfree product.  While I know the Chicago Tribune insert got the coupon, some of the smaller papers did not.  It might be worth buying a few coupons for stock up purposes.

Wags has these on sale for $1.99, CVS has an assortment of them for $2 and RiteAid has a $3 deal where you get a $1+ Up back.  Don’t forget that you can always price match at Walmart, too, if your store(s) don’t have sufficient stock.

Today’s Smart Source (all papers) has a $2 off any Organix body wash or hair product – check your drug stores for clearance products because I’ve been seeing lots of Organix at 50% off.  CVS has a Spend $10 and get $5 ecbs, but unfortunately Organix is higher than $5 and less than $10.  Cheapest deal would be two of the $6.99 shampoos or conditioners, use the two $2 coupons to pay, after ecbs, about the same as the 50% off clearance prices!  It’s your call, but this is a really good shampoo/conditioner line – the smell from the coconut one makes me hungry for Mounds bars.

$5 Centrum ProNutrients coupon

$5.00 off On Any 1 Size of ProNutrients Probiotic.  For those holding on to CVS rain checks who need more coupons – here ya go.

And for those of you with a Rite-Aid, print and stack with the $4 Rite-Aid Adperk coupon uring the week of the 29th.  The ProNutrients be on sale for $9.99 with $10 in +Up rewards when you spend $25.  Print both now cause I can guarantee the print limit will be reached long before the end of the month!

various drug store bits and pieces

A very happy first day to you all.  Looks like all the stores want us to stay home and spend quality time with our families because these deals (and coupons) sure suck.  If there’s a deal out there, it’s hiding under a Chuckie Cheese flyer. And before I forget, make sure you clip the $2 Tide coupon on page 15 of the first section of the Sunday Chicago Tribune.  Not that it’s a fantastic value, but another Tide coupon is always welcome.  Store it in with the other $2 Tide coupon in the middle of the January P&G insert.

The home delivery papers here all got a 2012 calendar from Menards/Chicago Tribune.  The Trib provided the photos and Menards provided the monthly coupons.  Maybe it’s time to start hitting up Menards, especially since they’re running an 11% rebate promotion this month.  Their rewards program is similar to CVS, in that it’s a store credit, not cash back.

Moved this from the Comments section:  “You can make this an additional one dollar money maker by instead of buying the $100 fixed amount Vanilla Visa gift card, buy the one that is a variable amount in which you can put anywhere from $20 to $500 on it. The activation fee on that one is $4.95 and on the fixed amount gift cards the activation fee is $5.95. But be careful if you buy the variable amount Vanilla Visa gift card remember to buy the one that is GOLD color, with ribbon on the front, vanilla logo on the back. DO NOT buy one that is variable and has silver and black packaging and says “ONE VANILLA” on it because that one will not track nor will you get your +UP. But I have personally tested and can confirm the variable amount Vanilla Visa that is gold in color and has bow on it WILL produce the $20 +UP and only has a $4.95 activation fee making you an extra dollar off this deal.”  blatantly stolen from Cuckoo for Coupon Deals

I see nothing jumping out from the Walgreens insert, but as is usually the case, stuff just appears unexpectedly (weird clearances, BOGOs that shouldn’t be…).  We’ll keep hoping for a better couple of months from our old pals at Wags.

One bright spot on the CVS horizon is that sometime in the next few weeks the Naperville store will be doing their annual reset.  This is the entire store reset, not the clearancing out a bunch of cosmetics or a few hair colors.  When this happens, products will be marked down to dirt (can we say a buck?) just to get them out the door.  As soon as I have more info on dates, products, I’ll post.  Ask at your local CVS when they run their own resets and let us know, please.

Those of you with Rite-Aid stores (and I’m really jealous right now) can score some FREE $$$$ this entire month.  Meryl emailed me this deal days ago, but I didn’t post ’cause there isn’t a Rite-Aid within 100 miles of Chicago – sorry!  Basically, you buy a $100 Vanilla Visa card ($5.95 activation fee) and receive a $20 +Up Reward (that’s the Rite-Aid program similar to CVS ecbs).  Your actual cost would be about $87 for a $100 Visa card.  Again, I’m not sure if you can pay for this with +Up rewards or if the limit is one per week or promotion (January).  Any more info, please let us know.