Category Archives: Money Makers

Huge Savings at CVS!

My son came down with a cough and fever two nights ago and yesterday evening, I realized I needed to pick up some more medication to get us through last night.  My son will kick and scream and spit up liquid meds so we use FeverAll suppositories.  (I know.  It doesn’t sound pleasant, but if your infant or toddler is the same way, I highly recommend giving it a try.)

So I decided to make a quick trip to CVS and take advantage of some good deals while I was there.

Here’s what I was able to pick up for cheap:

  • (6) bottles of Pantene shampoo and conditioner at an average of $0.89/each
  • (3) tubes of Crest ProHealth toothpaste at ($0.79)/each – MONEY MAKER!  (Yes, CVS paid me to take these items out of their store.  Unbelievable what you can get for free, isn’t it?)
  • (1) box of FeverAll at $3.21

Product total of $6.18 plus tax of $2.67 = $8.85 Total

I used a combination of manufacturer coupons, CVS store coupons, and YourBucks rewards to score this deal.  Full retail for all these products would have been $51.20 before tax!

The FeverAll alone at retail is $9.29.  By taking a few moments to review the deals for the week and compare them to my coupons, I was able to spend less than I would have just for the medicine and bring much more home with me!

Did you know you could save so much at CVS?  Feel free to comment with your CVS tips if you have any to share.

Better-than-free toothpaste and dish soap at Bashas!

In prior years I didn’t really shop at Bashas’, but last month I decided to make it one of my weekly stops to take advantage of the weekly deals.  To my surprise, when I tried to redeem a 55 cent off manufacturer coupon, the Bashas’ register adjusted my coupon value to $1.  Some grocery stores do this but I thought none of them around me did it anymore.  Needless to say, I was very excited.  So last night, while my husband watched his beloved Phoenix Suns play basketball (and our son play “choo-choos”), I took a 1/2 hour to grab a few items from Bashas’.

Here’s what I purchased:

  • (1) head of romaine lettuce – $0.99
  • (1) pack of blueberries – $0.88
  • (1) red bell pepper – $1
  • (1) yellow bell pepper – $1
  • (1) orange bell pepper – $1
  • (1) bunch of green onions – $0.50
  • (1) cucumber – $0.50
  • (2) pink grapefruits – $1.75
  • (1) mini watermelon – $1.99 (I love when my 2 year old son tries to say “watermelon” and he made me cut this as soon as I got home!)
  • (2) Palmolive dish soaps – $0.99/ea less (2) 50 cent manufacturer coupons adjusted to $1/ea = ($0.02)
  • (2) Colgate toothpastes- $0.99/ea less (2) 50 cent manufacturer coupons adjusted to $1/ea = ($0.02)

Amount paid at Bashas’ was $11.82 and then I redeemed a MobiSave rebate for 10 cents on the toothpaste and 10 cents on the dish soap.

= Total spent $11.62

So I actually made 24 cents on getting the 2 tubes of toothpaste and 2 bottles of dish soap!

Also, the register printed (5) catalinas for $7.50 worth of Bashas’ store coupons which I can stack with sales and manufacturer coupons to save on my next shopping trip.  Score!!!