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Udemy

I love Udemy, the classes are great, to the point, you can learn on your own time and of course they are very affordable! Right now you can grab a course for just $10! Don’t let the price fool you because the classes are worth way more! I am currently enrolled in two courses myself, The Complete Web Developer Course & The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course by Instructor Rob Percival and so far these classes are amazing well worth the full price tag of $199 but I got them for just $10! I still cannot believe the amount of things I am learning for that price. Right now you can learn a new skill for just $10 as well during their Back to School Promotion but hurry because it ends soon.

Back to School Promotion: Skip the school supplies and start learning now! Over 10,000 course for $10. Promotion ends Monday 8/25 at 6am PST.

If you ever wanted to brush up on any skills or learn a totally new skill then now is the time. The $10 sale is almost over, you can buy now and start the classes whenever you want. They have classes on almost anything from technology like the ones I am taking to yoga, arts & craft, business, health and fitness and so much more. Did I mention they also have FREE Online Classes? Yes they also have some great totally free courses so be sure to look around the site, I cannot recommend them enough.

Are you already in an Udemy course? Let us know in the comments below and share this promotion with your friends so they can get in on this deal too.

 

 

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Orkin Household Pests 101! #Giveaway

It’s back-to-school time and class is in session … Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin and they are also giving away a prize pack to one of my lucky readers! Keep on reading to learn how.

Back-To-School doesn’t just mean for the kids. Orkin knows that moms are on the go more than ever and wants to make sure you’re all set when driving the kids to soccer practice, racing to make it to school on time and just maybe getting a minute for yourself!

Checkout Orkin’s Household Pests 101 App below and test your knowledge by taking the Pest Prevention Pop Quiz! If you do, you can win 1 Orkin Back-To-School Prize Pack!

Take the Quiz, Watch the “Bite Back at Mosquitoes” video, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with those pesky home invaders and don’t forget to download the “Protect Your Home” Checklist for valuable tips on keeping pests at bay.

Enter to Win! The Orkin Back-To-School Prize Pack includes: (US Only)

One (1) Silver USB Portable Charger – We know you’re on the go from sun up to sun down and you can’t afford not to be accessible. This emergency charger is small, sleek and can help your phone keep up with your busy lifestyle!

One (1) Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug w/ lid – Your car isn’t the only thing that needs fueling up in the morning … this stainless steel travel mug is a great way to ensure your morning coffee is always within arm’s reach.

One (1) Orkin “Protect Your Home” PDF Checklist – This handy checklist from the experts at Orkin will help you think like a pest in order to help protect your home from pests.
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Each household is only eligible to win Back to School Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Get Free Stuff Coupon Matchups 08/09/2015

Free Stuff

Ever wondered how you can get free stuff? Get FREE Stuff this week by combining sales with coupons. You can get Free Stuff at Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Dollar General, Dollar Tree and more each week. Come back to Esavingsblog each week where I post the coupon match-ups and SHOP FOR FREE

 

Be sure to also check out all of our other coupon matchups each week and if you haven’t already, make sure you read The Free Stuff Series: How to Get Free Stuff You Actually Want.

 
Coupon Lingo for MatchupsThe List will show the sale price and what and where to find the coupon to match up with it. It can come from a newspaper insert such as the SmartSource (SS), Red Plum(RP) or P&G (Proctor & Gamble), from an online source like coupons.com or from a brands website. If it’s an online resource I will include the clickable link to go get it and if its an insert it will say the date of the insert and which insert ex. SS 7/20 which will mean it came from the Smartsource Insert in your newspaper from 7/20.  Feel free to leave comments if you have any questions and sign up for my newsletter to get a FREE beginners Guide to Couponing!


SS – Smart Source Insert
RP – Red Plum Insert
P&G – Procter & Gamble Insert

 

CVS

Tena pads 30-72 ct underwear 16-18 ct or male guards 48 ct $10.99
$2/1 TENA Product Printable [MQ redeemable at CVS]
$1/1 Tena Product printable
$2/1 TENA Incontinence Liners and Pads Printable
$1/1 Tena Product printable
$1/1 Tena Product printable
$14/1 TENA Underwear printable [Coupon By Mail]
$7/1 TENA Pad printable [Coupon By Mail]
$1/1 Tena Product, exp. 8/26/15 (SS 07/26/15 #2)
Final Price: Free with Coupon in Mail

$3 ECB wyb Oral-B Pulsar Cross Action power toothbrush 1 ct or refill 2 ct $5.99
$2/1 Oral-B Adult Battery Toothbrush, exp. 8/22/15 (P&G 07/26/15)
$1/1 Oral-B Pulsar Toothbrush, exp. 8/22/15 (P&G 07/26/15) [Limit 4]
$3/1 Oral-B Replacement Brush Heads, exp. 8/22/15 (P&G 07/26/15) [2-ct.+; Limit 4]
Final Price: Free wyb replacement heads

Daily Deal Sunday/Monday Paper-Mate Eagle or Write Bros pens 8-10 pk $1.29
$1.00 Instant Coupon printing at Red Machine
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens Pack, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [Excludes 2 in 1 stylus pen]
Final Price: Free

Dollar Tree

A & D Ointment $1.00
$1/1 A & D Ointment printable
$1/1 A & D Ointment printable
$1/1 A + D Product printable
Final Price: Free

AcneFree Product $1.00
$2/1 AcneFree Product printable [Excludes all 24 Hour Clearing Systems, Advanced Deep Cleansing Duo and Trial Sizes]
$2/1 AcneFree Product printable
$2/1 Acnefree Product, exp. 10/31/15 (SS 07/26/15) [Excluding 24 hour acne clearing system, advanced deep cleansing duo and trial]
Final Price: Free

Airborne $1.00
$1/1 Airborne, exp. 9/29/15 (SS 03/29/15) [Limit 2]
Final Price: Free

Alka-Seltzer Plus 10-ct $1.00
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Product printable
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Product, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Final Price: Free

Breathe Right $1.00
$1/1 Breathe Right Product printable
Final Price: Free

Fisher Boy Fish Sticks $1.00
$1/1 Fisher Boy Product printable
$0.75/1 Fisher Boy Fish Sticks printable
Final Price: Free

L’Oreal Paris Lip Gloss $1.00
$1/1 L’Oreal Cosmetics Item, exp. 10/25/15 (RP 08/09/15) [ETS]
$2/1 L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Face Product, exp. 8/22/15 (RP 07/26/15 #2) [Excludes magic perfecting base .17floz]
Final Price: Free

L’Oreal Eye Liner $1.00
$1/1 L’Oreal Paris Eye Shadow or Liner, exp. 8/8/15 (RP 07/12/15) [Limit 4]
$2/1 L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Face Product, exp. 8/22/15 (RP 07/26/15 #2) [Excludes magic perfecting base .17floz]
$1/1 L’Oreal Cosmetics Item, exp. 10/25/15 (RP 08/09/15) [ETS]
Final Price: Free

My first Flintstones vitamins $1.00
$1/1 Flintstones Multivitamin or Supplement printable
$2/1 Flintstones Multivitamin or Supplement Product, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Final Price: Free

Olay Facial Wipes $1.00
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser Printable [Excludes Olay Regenerist, ProX, Total Effects or trial/travel size]
$1/1 Olay Facial Cleanser or Moisturizer printable
$3/2 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 8/22/15 (P&G 07/26/15) [Excludes pro-x, regenerist, total effects or age defying; ETS; Limit 4]
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 8/22/15 (P&G 07/26/15) [Excludes pro-x, regenerist, total effects or age defying]
Final Price: Free

PediaCare Product $1.00
$1/1 PediaCare Product printable
Final Price: Free

Progresso Recipe Starter Cooking Sauce 2/$1.00
$0.75/1 Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce printable
Final Price: Free

Splenda No Calorie Sweetener $1.00
$0.75/1 Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Product printable
$1/1 Splenda Essentials No Calorie Sweetener Product printable
$1/1 Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Product printable
Final Price: Free

Zicam Rapid melts $1.00
$2.50/1 Zicam Product printable
$2/1 Zicam Product printable
Final Price: Free

Swiffer Duster Refill $1.00
$1/1 Swiffer Duster Refill Printable [Excludes Swiffer Bissell Steamboost and trial/travel size]
$1/1 Swiffer Duster Refill printable
Final Price: Free

Right Guard Xtreme Aerosol $1.00
$2/2 Right Guard Antiperspirant Deodorant Products printable [Excludes Right Guard Sport]
$1/2 Right Guard Xtreme or Total Defense 5 Products printable
$2/2 Right Guard Antiperspirant Deodorant (SavingStar Deposit) [Excludes Sport]
$2/2 Right Guard Antiperspirant/Deodorant Product, exp. 9/2/15 (RP 08/02/15 #2) [Excludes sport]
Final Price: Free

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries $1.00
$1/1 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries printable [6-ct.+]
$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, exp. 9/6/15 (RP 07/26/15 R) [6-ct.+]
Final Price: Free

Family Dollar

Wise Snacks $1.00
$0.75/1 Wise Cheez Waffles printable
$1/1 Wise Snacks (Hopster – regional)
Final Price: FREE

Tide Simply Liquid 10 oz. or Soft Breeze Sheets 40 ct. $1.00
$1/1 Tide Laundry Detergent (Mobisave Deposit)
Final Price: FREE

Kmart

Paper Mate Write Bros Stick Pens 10 ct .50-Limit 3
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens Pack, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [Excludes 2 in 1 stylus pen]
Final Price: Free

Meijer

10/$10 Sale Buy 10 get the 11th free

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce 18 oz. Select varieties
$1/1 Sweet Baby Rays Products printable
$1.50/1 Sweet Baby Rays Products printable [Must Share]
Final Price: Free

Shaws

Ken’s Salad Dressing Final Price $1.49
*Must buy 6, Mix or Match
$0.75/1 Ken’s Caesar or Balsamic Dressing, exp. 9/30/15 (SS 08/09/15) [16-oz.+]
$1.25/2 Ken’s Dressings, exp. 9/30/15 (SS 08/09/15) [16-oz.+]
$3/$12 Ken’s Salad Dressings (SavingStar Deposit)
$1/2 Ken’s Dressing (Mobisave Deposit) [16-oz.+]
$3/$12 Ken’s Salad Dressings via Upromise Deposit
Final Price: FREE + Money-maker!

Walgreens

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, 5pk: $0.29
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Final Price: FREE

Colgate Total Mouthwash, 16.9oz, Max White or Wave Toothbrush, 2pk, or Select Total Toothpaste, 5.8oz: $3.99
$2.50 RR wyb 1
$2/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse, exp. 8/22/15 (SS 07/26/15) [480-ml.+]
$0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, exp. 8/15/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Final Price: $0.51 MONEY MAKER

Walmart Ongoing

Bic Disposable Razors, 12 ct – $2.82
$3/1 Bic Disposable Razor, exp. 8/29/15 (SS 08/02/15) [ETS; Limit 4]
Final Price: $0.18 MONEY MAKER

Mead Five Star Folder – $0.50
$1/2 Five Star Products printable
$1/2 Five Star Products, exp. 9/30/15 (SS 08/02/15)
Final Price: FREE

Zing Stevia Sweetener, 40ct – $2.68
$1/1 Zing Stevia Sweetener, exp. 8/31/15 (RP 06/14/15)
$1.50/1 Zing Stevia Sweetener Product printable
$1.50/1 Zing Stevia Sweetener Product printable
STACK WITH
$1.25/1 Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener (Ibotta Deposit) [40-ct. box]
Final Price: $0.07 MONEY MAKER

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DermaTherapy Review

Do you suffer from a skin condition that makes sleeping difficult? Both myself and my significant other have sensitive skin (itchiness and dermatitis) so I was excited to be contacted by the folks at DermaTherapy for a chance to review their line of bedding specifically designed for people who suffer from skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. I never even knew there was such a product so I was grateful to be able to try it and share my experience with my readers. Let’s first look at how DermaTherapy Works.

How DermaTherapy Works:

DermaTherapy® sheets are comprised of uniquely structured fibers to effectively wick moisture away from the surface of the sheet. This new development in fabric science results in a cleaner, drier and smoother sleeping surface. And for those who suffer from skin conditions – the difference is truly remarkable. DermaTherapy is the only therapeutic bedding cleared by the FDA for use by those suffering from atopic dermatitis!

Multiple preventative features were designed into the fabrics of DermaTherapy sheets to minimize the irritation caused by conditions like atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema.  The shape of the fibers creates tiny channels that wick moisture away and dry skin more quickly.

DermaTherapy Sheets

My Review: As soon as I received the sheets I washed them per the instructions (no fabric softener or dryer sheets as this may block the wicking properties of the sheets.) and put them on the bed right away.

DermaTherapy Sheets

I immediately felt that they were really soft and didn’t grab at my skin. After sleeping on my bed  with these sheets for a few weeks I feel it does really help my skin. I have not noticed any new irritations and I have not been itchy or dry. I have also washed them a few times during my review and they are holding up quite nicely. I would recommend these sheets to anyone with a skin condition who is looking to get a good comfortable nights sleep.

I want to thank DermaTherapy again for the sheets and let all of my readers know that you can grab your own set at http://www.dermatherapyfabrics.com/.

 

Feel free to leave a comment and share this post with a friend who might want to hear about DermaTherapy.

 

 

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Free Health Screenings at Sam’s Club

Free Health Screening

Photo credit: samsclub.com

 

Checkout your local Sam’s Club for Free Health Screenings. I just got an email for the next one August 8,2015 which they will check the following:

August 08, 2015
11am – 3pm

  • Glucose
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Risk Ratio
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Fat Percentage

They also have one in September for Diabetes and one in October for Women’s Health so be sure to take advantage of these free services. Certain states also give out free generic prescriptions for Sam’s Plus members so be sure to check out the details of that as well.

You can find out more about these free health screenings here.

 

 

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Free Stuff for Reviews, Feedback and Spreading The Word

 

This is Part 3 of The Free Stuff Series: How to Get Free Stuff You Actually Want.

Businesses know word-of-mouth advertising (WOM) is powerful stuff. There are many programs that you can sign up for to spread the word about new products; and most will send you coupons, so you can try them first. For these types of offers you may be required to fill out a short questionnaire or survey, host a party or just tell all your friends about the product in order to receive the freebie. While this does take a little bit of extra time, you’ll often be rewarded with some great free stuff. Below is a list of some of my favorite ones.

BzzAgent -Connecting people and their favorite brands since 2001, BzzAgent is the leading social marketing company. What’s that mean to you? They put products in the hands of hundreds of thousands of real consumers and help them share their opinions about them with friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts and more.

I have been a member of BzzAgent for a long time and I have received many great products to test out (Sonicare toothbrush, Poland spring delivery service, razors and more) and keep in return for my feedback and sharing of the products with my friends and family.

Houseparty.com– House Party makes it easy to have a party in your own home and get exclusive access to awesome products for you and your friends. They provide the fun; you provide food, your friends and feedback and promise to have an amazing time.

I have done house parties for Bare Minerals and Arm & Hammer and they were fun and rewarding.

ExpoTV.com– ExpoTV has many great programs where you can Try New Products for Free or upload a video review for points to turn into rewards, take surveys and more.

Smiley360 – Joining the Smiley community gives you the opportunity to try some of today’s most popular brands, as well as discover new brands. Members can qualify for Smiley “missions” where you’ll receive a free product or experience to try.

InfluensterInfluenster.com is a product discovery platform and review site that helps members find new products to try and get advice so they can make informed purchases. They help their members compare products and guide them on how products can be integrated into their life. They inspire a love for products and encourage conversation, discovery, and reviews.

They invite their most active and social media savvy members to participate in exclusive rewards campaigns.

I’ll be adding to this list when I find more great programs but for now I hope you enjoy these favorites of mine.

Free Stuff Series:

1. Intro to THE FREE STUFF SERIES: How To Get Free Stuff You Actually Want!

2. GETTING FREE FULL SIZE PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE!

3. Free Stuff for Reviews, Feedback and Spreading The Word

 

 

 

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Getting FREE Full Size Products From Your Local Drugstore

Free Stuff

This is Part 2 of The Free Stuff Series: How to get Free Stuff You Actually Want! One way to get free full size products is to look at the sales each week at your local drugstore. CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and others will sometimes have free (after rewards) items each week. You can stock up on toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics and all sorts of stuff for free; you may be able to even make some money as you will learn below.

First off, why would they give away products? They are using the loss leader strategy as you learned in the first section of The Free Stuff Series. The strategy for you would be to just buy the loss leader items. Since most areas have a drugstore on every other corner you are sure to be passing one on your way to work or in your daily travels so stopping in one to grab a free item should not be a problem or waste of gas.

How does this strategy work for you? The first thing you want to do is have your drugstore’s reward card because that’s how you will get the free products.

The first item you buy you will have to pay for unless you already have accumulated some rewards. Let’s look at how this works (it’s really easy!). First, look at your weekly drugstore ad online, in-store or in the newspaper. Look for items that will be FREE after rewards. For CVS it may say “FREE” after Extrabucks, Walgreens will say after Register Rewards or Balance Reward Points and Rite Aid will say after Plenti Rewards. You may not always see the word, “Free”; it may say something like “pay $3.99 for Crest and get $3.99 back in rewards” so look for that difference in wording.

For the $3.99 example, you would spend $3.99 plus tax upfront and get $3.99 back on your receipt as a coupon or extrabuck (for CVS) or Points for Walgreens and Rite Aid.  Then you will go and use the $3.99 you get back from that purchase to purchase another item that gives rewards back so then you will get them free. For example sometimes there is a limit of two on these deals. You would buy the first one and then use the $3.99 to buy the second one so that you will pay nothing out of pocket but tax on your second item.

Take a look at the picture below of a CVS advertisement and an example of a FREE item.

Free Cvs

Photo Credit: CVS.COM

This Item has a Limit of 1 as you can see from the small print at the bottom. So you would pay $8.99 and get $8.99 back in Extrabuck rewards that can be used on anything at CVS! If you had a coupon on this item you would pay less and then still get $8.99 back! You can keep track of what you bought and the limits at the bottom of your receipt.

Combine Rewards with Coupons to get Free Stuff: Some items might not appear free at first but if you combine them with a store or manufacturer coupon they will be. So for example if the $3.99 toothpaste only gave $2.99 in rewards back but if you had a $1 off coupon that would make it free.

Instant Freebies: In some instances you may get an instant freebie after coupons without having to use or earn any points. For example, every time you go into CVS you want to scan your card at the CVS Coupon Machine (see picture below). These coupons are CVS Coupons and can be combined with Manufacturer coupons to score Free and discount items. In the example below the coupon machine prints out a coupon for $2.50 and there is a coupon for 50 cents in the paper which will make this Colgate Toothpaste FREE!

Free Stuff at CVS

Photo Credit: CVS.COM

If all of this seems overwhelming to you or confusing, I have made it easy for you because each week I will list what is FREE at each of these stores! Just come back to the blog each week and check out our Shop For Free Coupon Matchups which will look like this:

Shop for Free

 

In the weekly coupon matchups, it will show you the sale price, the amount of rewards you get and what coupons to use to get it for free.

You can learn more about how to shop at CVS on our CVS Shopping page. Rite Aid and Walgreens have similar reward programs and you can find out more about them on the Walgreens and Rite Aid Shopping pages.

Thank you for reading part 2 of the FREE Stuff Series and be sure to share this post with your friends.

Stay tuned for Part 3: Free Stuff for Reviews, Feedback and Spreading The Word!

Missed any part of The FREE STUFF SERIES? You can find it here:

1. Intro to THE FREE STUFF SERIES: How To Get Free Stuff You Actually Want!

2. GETTING FREE FULL SIZE PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE!

3. Free Stuff for Reviews, Feedback and Spreading The Word

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Back to School Deals This Week

Back to School Deals

Below is a list of this weeks Back to School Sales at KMART, TARGET & Wal-Mart.  Feel free to share this post with your friends using the Sharing icons above and below.

Target Back to School Deals

Target Back to School

Photo: Target.com

Free Target Gift Card wyb $25 or more of school supplies! Coupon is in the flyer or you can text “SCHOOL” to 827438 to get the coupon delivered to your smartphone.

Expo Dry Erase Marker 4-ct 2/$5 wyb 2 or more
$1/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [4-ct.+]
Final Price: $1.50 each WYB 2 or more

Sharpie 3 pk tank highlighters 2/$2
FREE Target $5 Giftcard wyb $25 of Paper Mate, Sharpie, Expo, Uni-Ball, or Mr. Sketch Products Target, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 07/12/15)
Final Price: VARIES

Select Back to school items $0.99
Mead-Glitter-Glam portfolio
70-sheet Mead poly notebook or composition notebook
Fiskars scissors
90-ct Post-It Note pad
3-ct Pink Pearl latex free erasers
2-ct Sharpie markers
8-ct Bic Mechanical pencils
6-pk Elmer’s glue sticks
10-pk Crayola markers
FREE Target $5 Giftcard wyb $25 of Paper Mate, Sharpie, Expo, Uni-Ball, or Mr. Sketch Products Target, exp. 8/31/15 (SS 07/12/15)
STACK WITH
$1/2 Bic Stationery Products, exp. 9/15/15 (SS 08/02/15)
Final Price: Varies

Locker Style and DIY Marquee school supplies B3G1

Yoobi School supplies 15% off
10% off Yoobi School, Art & Office Supply (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: Varies

Circo or character youth backpack $18.00

iPack or Double Dutch backpack with padded laptop pocket $20

SwissGear, Ogio or JanSport backpack $35

Thermos Funtainer or character lunch bag $12

Camelbak .6L Eddy Water bottle $12

Walmart

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kit: $7.92
$2/1 Rubbermaid LunchBlox or LunchBlox Kids Lunch Kit printable
$1.50/1 Rubbermaid LunchBlox Food Storage Product printable
$1.50/1 Rubbermaid Lunchblox Sandwich, Salad, Entree or Kids Lunch Kit, exp. 9/26/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Final Price: $5.92

Sharpie Fine Assorted Permanent Markers, 8pk: $4.47
$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [3-ct.+]
$1/$5 Sharpie Products, exp. 7/31/15 (SS 06/28/15 R)
Final Price: $3.72

Pilot G2 Gel Pens, 10pk: $9.97

Bic 0.7mm Mechanical Pencils, 10pk: $1.46
$1/2 Bic Stationery Products, exp. 9/15/15 (SS 08/02/15)
Final Price: $0.96 each wyb 2

College-Ruled or Wide-Ruled Composition Book: $0.50

Character Backpack: $6.88

Bungee Backpack: $6.88

Vinyl Bottoms Backpack: $9.88

Disney Frozen Backpack: $9.88

Canvas Packback: $18.88

Elmer’s Washable School GLue Sticks, 2pk, or School Glure, 4oz: $0.50

Crayola Colored Pencils, 12pk: $0.97

Crayola Construction Paper, 120 sheets: $2.97

Crayola Crayons, 24pk: $0.50

Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, 23oz: $1.98
$0.50/2 Germ-X Hand Sanitizers printable [8-oz.+]
Final Price: $1.73 each wyb 2

Kleenex Back to School Facial Tissues, 3pk: $5.67
$0.50/1 Kleenex Tissue printable [Share For $0.75/3]
$0.50 off Kleenex Bundle Pack Facial Tissue, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 07/12/15) [(3) boxes or (1) bundle pack; ETS]
Final Price: $5.17

College-Ruled or Wide-Ruled Notebook, 70 sheets: $0.17

Crayola Classic Broadline Markers, 10pk: $0.97

2-Pocket Poly Folder with or without Prongs: $0.50

Mead College-Ruled or Wide-Ruled Fashion Notebook: $0.50

No. 2 Pencils, 20pk: $0.97

 

Kmart

Post-It Notes 2×2 Cube: $3.00

Paper Mate Sharpwriter Bonus Pack, 5ct: $3.00

Sharpie Clear View Highlighters, 2ct: $3.00
$1/1 Sharpie Clear View, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [2-ct.+]
Final Price: $2.00

Sharpie Accent Highlighters, 4ct: $3.00

Fiskars 5″ Kids Scissors Blunt or Point Tip: $2.00

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, 10ct: $2.00
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Final Price: $1.45

Bic Round Stick Pens, 10ct: $1.00
$1/2 Bic Stationery Products, exp. 9/15/15 (SS 08/02/15)
Final Price: $0.50 each wyb 2

Roseart Colored Pencils, 12ct: $1.00

1 1/2″ or 2″ Durable View Binders: $4.00

Theme Notebooks or Comp Books: $2.00

Mead 5-Star Notebooks, Binders, Folders, and Filler Paper: B1G1 50% OFF

Back To School Lunch Kits: 5%-20% OFF

Frozen, Olaf, and Despicable Me Lunch Kits: $7.99
Reg. $9.99

All Backpacks, Messengers, and Slings: 20% OFF
Buy (1) , get (1) Cinch Sak FREE.

Index Cards Plain or Ruled 3×5″ or 4×6″, 100ct: $0.50

 

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DRUGSTORE DEALS:Walgreens, Rite Aid & CVS

drugstore deals

Each week Ill give you a few different scenarios where you can spend very little money out of pocket (OOP) and get a good amount of products at your local drugstores. This weeks scenarios will cover items you can get with just $5 or less to start (less if you already have rewards to spend).

 

New to couponing? Use the couponing lingo guide below to make reading my coupon matchups easier.

Coupon Lingo for Matchups
SS – Smart Source Insert
RP – Red Plum Insert
P&G – Procter & Gamble Insert
ECB– Extracare Buck

 

CVS Rolling Scenarios for 8/2-8/15

Colgate 360

*photo from cvs.com

Transaction #1
Buy (2) Colgate 360 or Floss Tip toothbrush 1 ct 2/$6 Limit 2
-use (2) $0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, exp. 8/15/15 (SS 07/26/15)
Out of Pocket: $5.00 or less if you have more ECBs
Earn: $4.00 ECBs
Final Price: $0.50 ea or $1.00 after rewards/coupons

 

Transaction #2

Buy (2 ) Right Guard body wash 16 oz 2/$6 Limit 1
-use $2/2 Right Guard Body Wash Products, exp. 9/2/15 (RP 08/02/15 #2)
-use $4.00 ECB from transaction #1
Out of Pocket: $0.00 or less if you have more ECBs
Earn: $2.00 ECBs
Final Price: FREE + MONEY MAKER after rewards and coupon

BONUS: You can also save an additional $2 with SavingStar! If you don’t have SavingStar its totally free and easy to use. You get the cashback in your account and then you can cashout to PayPal once you reach just $5 which is super easy! Sign up for SavingStar here.

Other coupons avail:
$1/2 Right Guard Body Wash Product printable

 

Transaction #3:
Buy Sharpie Fine, Ultra Fine marker 8 ct or Expo dry erase markers 4 ct $3.99
-use $0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [3-ct.+]
-use $2.00 ECB from transaction #2

Out of Pocket: $1.24
Earn: $1.00 ECBs
Final Price: $ 0.24 ea after rewards and coupons

 

Walgreens Rolling Scenarios for 8/2-8/15

Transaction #1
Buy Got 2b Hair Stylers, select varieties: $3.99
Out of Pocket: $3.99 or less if you have register rewards or points
Earn: $1.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: $2.99 ea after rewards and coupon

Transaction #2
Buy (6) Gatorade, 20oz: 6/$6
-use $1.00 Reward Points from transaction #1
Out of Pocket: $5.00 or less if you have higher reward $ to use
Earn: $1.00 Reward points wyb 6
Final Price: $0.66 ea after rewards + coupon

Transaction #3
Buy (2) Ziploc Freezer or Storage Bags, 14-24pk, Containers, 2 or 3pk, or Sandwich Bags, 90pk: 2/$5.50
-use $1.50/2 Ziploc Brand Products printable [Register and Share]
-use $1.00 Reward Points from transaction #2
Out of Pocket: $3.00 less if you have higher reward $ to use
Earn: $1.00 Register Reward
Redeem: $0.75/2 Ziploc Brand Bags (Ibotta Deposit) [Select varieties – Any size]
Final Price: $0.62 ea after Rewards and coupons

Other coupons avail:
$1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags printable
$1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags Printable
$1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 9/26/15 (SS 08/02/15)

 

Rite-Aid Scenarios for 8/2-8/15

NOTE: Rite-Aid has a new Plenti points program (similar to +UP rewards) Plenti points can only be redeemed after 6am the next day. 

Transaction #1

Buy Colgate Total Advanced, 4oz, Max, 6oz, Total, 4.2oz, or Kids Toothpaste, 4.6oz, $2.50
-use 0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 07/26/15) [3-oz.+]
Out of Pocket: $2.00
Earn: 150 ($1.50) points
Final Price: $0.25 ea after Penti points
Other coupons avail:
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 07/26/15) [3-oz.+]
$0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, exp. 8/15/15 (SS 07/26/15)
$0.50/1 Colgate Kids Toothbrush, exp. 8/15/15 (SS 07/26/15)
$0.50/1 Colgate Kids Toothpaste, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 07/26/15) [4.6-oz.+]

 

Transaction #2:
Buy (3) Dentine, Trident, or Stride Single Pack Gum: 3/$3
-use $1/3 Trident Gum, exp. 8/8/15 (SS 06/28/15 R) [single Packs, 14 or 18 sticks]
-use 100 ($1.00) points from Transaction #2
Out of pocket: $1.00 or less if you have more Plenti points and Gold Member
Earn: 100 ($1.00) points wyb 3
Final Price: FREE after coupon and rewards

 

Transaction #3

Buy HP Print and Copy Paper, 400ct: $2.99
-use $1.00 in Plenti Points from transaction #2
Out of pocket: $1.99 or less if you have more Plenti points and Gold Member
Earn: 100 ($1.00) points wyb 1
Final Price: $0.99 ea after coupon and rewards

 

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FREE STUFF: How To Get Free Stuff You Actually Want!

Free Stuff

Who said, “Nothing in life is free”? Well they were wrong (for the most part). While there are scams out there, there are definitely legit ways to get things you would normally pay for and not just tiny samples; although, you can get those too (great for travel and for trying new products before you buy). I am going to go through a whole bunch of ways to get free stuff and give you tips on how to avoid scams and keep yourself organized and stress free in the process. I am also going to share with you why companies give away free stuff so that you understand why there is such a thing as “FREE”.

Whether it’s a free sample, free service, product, meal or a free education, there is sure to be something for you in this FREE STUFF Series so keep on reading!

WHY WOULD COMPANIES GIVE OUT FREE STUFF?

Companies give away free stuff for many different reasons. In many cases it’s part of their overall marketing strategy and a way for them to find new customers. Companies are trying to build a brand, so giving away a free product or service gives them good press and they can then turn around and use that good press to sell premium products and services that they offer.

Some large brands give away free samples of their products or software with the hope that you’ll like what you get and decide to buy something from them later.

Some retailers use what they call a loss leader strategy. Loss leaders are goods or services offered at steep discounts or free in some cases, which I will explain in more detail, in order to attract customers to the store. It is a popular practice that has been met with lots of success, especially by large retailers. The intent of this pricing strategy is to not only have the customer buy the loss leader item, but other products that are not discounted since most people usually buy more than a few items in a shopping trip.

Other companies, particularly service-based ones, offer free trials, limited plans or samples in the hopes to convert some of their free customers to paid customers.  And then there are companies that give away free stuff because they want something in return from you, such as feedback on their product or service or for you to help them spread the word on their brand through social media and so on.

So as you can see, giving away free stuff is in the best interest of the companies that are doing it, and you will see as you go through the different freebies what type of strategy is being used by the company.

Now that you understand why companies would give out free stuff we can move to the next part in this FREE STUFF SERIES. For this series I will refer to a free Item as a “freebie.” Make sure you read the whole series and you are sure to find lots of free alternatives to what you may be currently paying for!  Let’s get started with Part 2 of the Series:

2. GETTING FREE FULL SIZE PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE! 

3. Free Stuff for Reviews, Feedback and Spreading The Word

 

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