CVS/pharmacy Deals of the Week: 1/25/15 - 1/31/15

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Here are your CVS/pharmacy coupon deals and matchups...
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Top deals:
FREE PayAnywhere credit card reader, .50 VO5, .75 Coca-Cola 2-liter, .74 Colgate toothpaste, .99 Beano + Dairy Defense, $1.49 large-size Dawn, $1.50 M&Ms, $1.50 Pantene, $1.66 Kellogg's cereals, $1.99 L'Oreal Advanced haircare, $2 Purex detergent, $2.94 Downy Unstopables, Gain Fireworks & Bounce Bursts, $2.94 Tide, $3.50 Clairol Natural Instincts or Nice & Easy haircolor, $3.50 Head & Shoulders, $3.99 Wisk detergent, $7.99 Olay lotion, cream, eye gel or facial cloths

Walgreens Deals of the Week: 1/25/15 - 1/31/15

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Walgreens PhotoHere are your Walgreens coupon matchups and deals.

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My deals writeups reference "IVC" coupons. These are found in the monthly Instant Value Coupon books found at the front of the Walgreens store on the flyer racks.

Top deals:
FREE KY Ultra Gel, FREE U-Be-Livin-Smart chews, FREE Kraft Homestyle single meal or Velveeta Skillet single, .49 Dawn dish detergent, .66 Pringles, .66 7-Up, Canada Dry, A&W and Sunkist 2-liters, .67 Campbell's Chunky soup, .75 Crest toothpaste or mouthwash, .75 Chex Mix, Bugles, Gardettos or .99 Combos, .99 Suave Professionals hair care, $1 Pantene, $1.49 Kellogg's Rice Krispie treats, $1.50 7-Up 12-packs, $1.50 Dove hair care, $1.50 Purex detergent, $1.50 M&Ms or Minis Mix, $1.66 Kellogg's cereals, $1.99 Dove Men + Care, Right Guard and Tone body washes, $1.99 L'Oreal hair care, $1.99 Swiffer refills, $2 Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner, $5.49 Quilted Northern bath tissue

Weekly Deals from Walgreens

One year of Amazon Prime: $72 on 1/24 ONLY! (That's just $6 per month!)

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Looking for a deal on Amazon Prime? On Saturday, January 24th, for one day only, Amazon Prime will drop its price from $99 per year to $72 per year! Amazon Prime comes with a bunch of benefits to subscribers:

  • FREE, two-day shipping from Amazon
  • Amazon Prime instant streaming video selections
  • Priority access to purchase Amazon Prime shopping deals and sales

Think about it -- this works out to just $6 per month!

Subscribe to one year of Amazon Prime for $72 on 1/24/15!

Also, here's a notice for my Illinois readers: On February 1st, Amazon will begin charging 6.25% sales tax to Illinois shoppers. If you've got an Amazon purchase to make, you may wish to buy it before this tax goes into effect.

Print now for $1.99 Swiffer refills next week at Walgreens!

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$2.00 off Two
Swiffer refills
Print Coupon

It's been quite some time since we saw a great deal on Swiffer refills! Beginning 1/25 next week at Walgreens, Swiffer 12-16ct. wet or dry cloth refills, WetJet 42.2oz. refill or 3-5ct. dusters will be on sale for $4.99. Buy two and use this $2-off-2 printable to drop these to $3.99 each!

The 12/28 PG has a $1.50-off-2 coupon and a .50 coupon too, and here's a .75 printable.

Now, make this deal even better! Ibotta has offers too for the following:

- $2 off Swiffer wet or dry cloth refill - Ibotta offer
- $2 off WetJet refill - Ibotta offer
- $2 off Swiffer duster refill - Ibotta offer

If you buy two different items and submit your receipt to Ibotta, you'll get another $2 back per item. Now you're down to $1.99 per refill!

SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Tina's Burrito

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Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer!

Purchase through Sunday night and receive 100% of the purchase price back on your SavingStar account.

In Chicagoland, SavingStar offers can be redeemed at Jewel-Osco, CVS, Mariano's, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kmart and Peapod. Some stores load offers to their loyalty cards (Jewel, CVS, Mariano's) and others use post-redemption of receipts -- snap a photo of your receipt and upload it.

Click to load this new offer via SavingStar!

*Note to Jewel-Osco shoppers: If you no longer have a Jewel-Osco card, you can also use a Upromise card at Jewel to redeem SavingStar ecoupons at Jewel. No Upromise card? Call 877-932-7948 to request a new Upromise card.

We're hosting a #DisneySide @Home party!

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Show Your Disney Side

As you know, our family just loves Disney! We love going to the Disney parks, we enjoy Disney movies, characters, and stories -- really, all things Disney. We were recently selected to host a #DisneySide @Home party, where our family and friends can celebrate Disney magic right at home.

Disney sent over an enormous box of supplies to help us plan a home party and show off our collective "Disney sides!" I'll share another post once our party takes place, but unboxing our party kit was a lot of fun. Here's the video!

Are you getting in the Disney mood too? You may enjoy some of these links and offers especially for Disney lovers:

Get the first issue of Disney Cakes and Sweets magazine FREE -- it comes with Disney cupcake stencils and a super-cute, oversized Mickey Mouse cookie cutter/press too! Pay just $4.95 shipping and handling for everything! I love this cookie press and am planning to make big Mickey cookies for all the kids at our party.

The Disney Movie Club is offering 4 Disney DVD movies of your choice for $1.00, including FREE shipping -- plus a free Disney lunch bag when you sign up!

Sign up for updates and free vacation planning tools from the Disney Parks! I've found that joining Disney's mailing list is one of the best ways to receive personalized discount codes for Disney resorts too.

Lastly, dreaming of a Disney Cruise? (Mr. Cataldo and I got engaged aboard the Disney Wonder!) Get a free Disney Cruise planning DVD at this link. Trust me, your kids will love watching it too!

Additional #DisneySide posts at

New Checkout 51 offers for January 21, 2015

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Checkout 51 Offers

Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) has new ecoupon offers to load. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)

Offers are valid until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening.

"Pick Your Own Offer" offers:
- .25 off kiwis, grapefruit, tomatoes, potatoes, or bananas

Regular offers:
- .50 off eggs
- .50 off Nature Valley Nut Crisp bars
- $1.00 off Nature Valley protein granola bags
- $1.00 off Pledge
- $1.00 off Fabuloso
- $1.00 off Colavita oive oil
- .50 off Rumford baking powder
- .50 off Clabber Girl corn starch
- $1.00 off McCormick Grill Mates

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!

Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 1/21/15 - 1/27/15

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Here are your Jewel-Osco coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland:

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Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.50 Kraft BBQ sauce, .50 Post Raisin Bran & TWO free milks deal, .66 McCormick Grill Mates, .66 P3 Protein Packs, .73 Hormel chili, .75 Swiss Miss, .75 Wolf Chili, .75 Manwich, .80 Michelina's entrees, .84 Finish dishwasher tabs, $1 V8 new flavor juices, $1.38 Quaker Popped, $1.63 Yoplait GoGurt, $2.50 Hellmann's mayo, $2.99 Tide Plus Stain Release, $3 Palermo's Pizzeria pizzas, $7.50 Lloyd's cooked baby back ribs

January Big Book of Savings deals:
.59 Muller FrutUp and .80 Corner yogurts, .75 Libby's canned vegetables, $2.25 Laughing Cow cheeses, $2.99 Peter Pan peanut butter and FREE Essential Everyday jelly

Print them now: New Kraft coupons!

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Many new Kraft coupons were released this morning! These always hit their print limits very quickly, so print them now if you're interested in them. Allow me to speak from experience... I would print ANYTHING you are interested in. These usually end up lining up to good sales in the weeks ahead, and then I get lots of email from readers virtually kicking themselves for not printing.

$1.00 off Two
Kraft Natural
cheese shreds,
blocks or slices
Print Coupon

.75 off One
Kraft grated
Parmesan 5-8oz.
Print Coupon

$1.50 off One
Kraft grated
Parmesan 16oz.
Print Coupon

.50 off One
Kraft Mayo or
Miracle Whip
Print Coupon

.50 off One
Philadelphia cream cheese
Print Coupon

The supermarket situation in Venezuela

As Americans, we tend to take for granted walking into a supermarket and being able to find nearly everything we need when we get there. It's something that not everyone in the world can relate to, though. Back in November, I blogged about Boris Yeltsin's first visit to an American supermarket in the '80s and what a turning point it was for him -- he said “When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people.”

If you're not aware of the current situation in Venezuela, it too will make you take pause and give thanks for the freedoms, choices, and yes, shopping options we continue to enjoy in the United States.

I read an article at Bloomberg on the collapse of Venezuela's economy. Most of their grocery stores are state-run, and the product shortages are so rampant that the government is limiting shoppers to two visits per week. Lines stretch for miles down the streets as people wait to get into stores.

When shoppers arrive, they often find bare shelves, because the demand for groceries far exceeds what's available to stock. According to one reporter, "After several fights broke out, Venezuela outlawed waiting in line overnight for groceries. Think about that for a moment. Venezuelans are not allowed to take pictures of long grocery store lines... can be banned from stores."

The Associated Press posted video of people waiting in lines to get into a grocery store:


In this video, a shipment of frozen chickens arrived at the store, and it looks like a Black Friday-esque scene as shoppers tried to get the chickens:, a site that aggregates what's trending on Twitter each day, has a sobering roundup of photos and Tweets from Venezuelans using the hashtag #AnaquelesVaciosEnVenezuela (Empty Shelves in Venezuela.) Take a look at some of them. It's an incredibly sad situation.