Sunday, February 27, 2011

Couponing for Charity 2/27-3/5

If you're new to Couponing for Charity, it works like this. I share what I feel are the best deals for the week, give scenarios for what I'm buying, and tell what I'm keeping for my family and what I'm donating. I try to focus on the freebie and money maker items that are non-perishable or foods with a long shelf life, but a few other good deals slip in there too. If you're new to shopping the deals at pharmacies, this is a GREAT week to get started, provided you have the right coupons. If you're interested in the CVS deals, I suggest you go today or tomorrow, before some of the coupons expire 2/28.

For all the match-ups, go to Southern Savers.
For a pared down list, go to Coupon Katie.

Here was what I bought today:

  • 2 Crest pro-health 4.2oz toothpaste ($3.29, get $3.29, used 2 $.75 MC = $1.50 MM) The cashier wouldn't accept the $1 Pro Health for Me coupon; depends on your clerk. You could buy Oral B floss instead.
  • 2 Oral-B crossaction power toothbrushes 1ct ($6 each, get $3ECB for each, used 1 B1G1 expiring 2/28 and 1 $3/1 coupon in 2/27 insert=$3MM)
  • 1 Revitalens multi-purpose solution 4oz ($5.99, get $5.99=FREE)
  • 1 CVS travel wipes ($.99, used $1 off any wipes printed at kiosk=FREE)
  • 1 Kashi cereal, 1 Kashi granola bars ($3 each, buy 2 get $2ECB, used 2 $1 MC coupons I picked up at the Coupon Fair=$1 each)
  • Used $14.57 in ECBs from last week
Total spent: $6.23
Total saved: $38.83
ECBs for future: $6.58, $6, $5.99, $2, $1 (green tag)=$21.57

Tip: You could also get free Softsoap body wash; check out Coupon Katie's link for details and see if an extra CVS Softsoap coupon prints at the kiosk.


For all the match-ups, go to Southern Savers.
For a pared down list, go to Coupon Katie.

  • Applied Nutrition anti-aging total body defense 50ct ($10, get $10RR=FREE)
  • Aquafor lip repair .35 oz ($4.99, get $4RR, use $1 printable=FREE)
  • Baby Magic lotion or hair & body wash 16.5oz ($3, get $3RR=FREE)
  • Colgate Total 4oz ($3, get $3RR, use $1MC=$1MM)
  • Motrin IB pain relief 20ct ($3, get $3RR; use $6/2 MC=$3MM)
  • Nasogel Drip-free gel spray 1oz ($5, get $5RR=FREE)
  • Super Poligrip Free .75oz ($2, get $2RR, use $1 printable = $1MM)
  • Listerine Zero ($2.99, get $1RR, use $2 MC=FREE)
  • Huggies diapers or pull-ups ($9, get $2RR, use $2MC=$5 each--not free but a decent price)

I'll probably go for most of these deals except the anti-aging product. Coupon Katie gave a good deal scenario to minimize your OOP.

For all the match-ups, go to Southern Savers.
For a pared down list, go to Coupon Katie here and here and here.

Last week I got the free ibuprofin, $.14 pantyliners, $.37 mouthwash, $.47 bleach, and $.69 Seventh Generation dish soap. I couldn't find any jeans on clearance for $4.98 but I'll check again next trip. You can also get free Benefiber, Excedrin, and Prevacid, but I'll pass.

I didn't see any freebies at Kroger this week, but there are a few good deals. I may skip grocery shopping this week.

MOST RECENT ADDITIONS TO DONATE: 2 pantyliners ($.89 each, $.14 after coupons, 2 ibuprofin ($.99 each, FREE with coupons), 2 power toothbrushes ($8.99 each, $3MM for both) 4 toothpastes (2 Colgate $2.69, Free with coupons and 2 Crest $3.79, $1.50MM for both), 2 Mentos gum ($1.59 each, Free with coupons), 2 Lipton cup o soups ($1.28 each, $.44MM after coupons), 1 Revitalens ($5.99, Free after ECB)
MONEY SPENT: -$4.66 (that's a $4.66 money maker)

TOTAL ITEMS DONATING TO DATE: 1 box of pain patches, 2 heat wraps, 10 toothpaste, 4 containers of hummus, 1 trial size laundry, 8 toothbrushes, 1 baby wipes, 24 post-it's, 3 eye drops, 3 cans soup, 2 boxes soup, 1 body wash, 3 gum, 3 feminine hygiene, 4 knee hi's, 1 deodorant, 2 ibuprofin
MONEY SPENT: -$10.71

What freebies did I miss? Which are your favorite deals?

1 comment:

  1. The Poligrip would be excellent to donate to a nursing home. If anyone wants to drop them off to me (Gabrielle), I'm happy to get them into the hands of someone who would really appreciate them. couponingincriticaltimes at gmail dot com