CVS/pharmacy Deals of the Week 10/26/14 - 11/1/14

Here are your CVS/pharmacy coupon deals and matchups...
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Top deals:
.75 Pepsi 2-liter, .99 Band-Aids, .99 SoftSoap body wash, .99 Speed Stick Gear deodorant, $1.08-$1.38 Halloween candy, $1.25 - $1.33 Cascadian Farm and General Mills cereals, $1.50 CoverGirl Lashblast mascara, $3.99 Iams dog or cat food

Walgreens Deals of the Week: 10/26/14 - 11/1/14

Walgreens PhotoHere are your Walgreens coupon matchups and weekly deals for Chicago and the rest of the USA...

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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 + moneymaker Colgate toothpaste, .99 Wet & Wild Fantasy Makers makeup, $1 Capri-Sun, $1.44-$1.49 Hershey's and Mars Halloween candy, $1.50 M&Ms, $1.67 Kellogg's cereal, $2 Pantene, $2.74 Tide or Gain, $2.99 Mr. Sketch or Sharpie marker set, $3.49 Always Discreet, $3.67 Huggies diapers, $4 Simple wipes, $4.49 Dunkin Donuts coffee

Weekly Deals from Walgreens

Incredible P&G Catalina coming next week to Jewel - get ready!

Heads up! We have a fantastic P&G Catalina coming to Jewel-Osco next week. The Catalina begins on 10/29, but I'm sharing the details of it with you now so you can plan to get at least four newspapers this weekend. If you don't currently get multiple newspapers, you may want to spring for a few extra this Sunday so that you have the very valuable Febreze and Pantene Buy One Get One FREE coupons that will make this Catalina deal so sweet next week.

Dollar Tree and Menards sell the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday for $1. (You can get multiple copies delivered to your home for .75 each with these discount codes too!)

P&G products are part of a tiered Catalina 10/29/14 - 11/11/14:

Buy $25, get $7 Catalina
Buy $30, get $10 Catalina
Buy $35, get $15 Catalina

I'm going to list the scenarios FIRST so you can determine how many coupons and papers you'll need for what you want to buy, and the product list and matchups will follow below. Again, remember that this sale does not begin until 10/29. Also note that many of these scenarios depend on coupons that expire on 10/31! Plan to shop sooner than later...


Buy eight Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $20)
Buy four Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $34)
Buy one Puffs ($1.67, now $35.67)
Use two $1.50 off 2 Febreze coupons
Use four Buy One Get One Free Febreze coupons
Use one $3-off-2 Pantene coupon and two Buy Shampoo Get Conditioner Free coupons
Use one .25 Puffs coupon
Pay $12.42 and get a $15 Catalina. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


Buy eight Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $20)
Buy two more Febreze items of your choice ($2.50 each, now $25)
Buy four Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $39)
Load the SavingStar $5-off-$25 Febreze ecoupon
Use three $1.50 off 2 Febreze coupons
Use four Buy One Get One Free Febreze coupons
Use one $3-off-2 Pantene coupon and two Buy Shampoo Get Conditioner Free coupons
Pay $14.50 and get a $15 Catalina AND $5 back from SavingStar for buying Febreze. Again, ALL FREE and a larger moneymaker!


Buy eight Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $28)
Buy four Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $38)
Use the $5-off-3 Pantene coupon and a $1 Pantene printable
Use four Buy One Get One Free Pantene coupons
Use the $1.50-off-2 Febreze coupon
Use two Buy One Get One Free Febreze candle coupons
Pay $11.50 and get a $15 Catalina. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


Buy two Tide ($17.49 each, now $34.98)
Buy one Puffs ($1.67, now $36.65)
Use two $2 Tide coupons and one .25 Puffs coupon
Pay $32.40 and get a $15 Catalina. That's $17.40 for two, or $8.70 each! (Plus "free" Puffs!)

FREE one year subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!

Who doesn't enjoy perusing the headlines of entertainment magazines in the checkout lane? Now, you'll be able to keep up on all of the celeb gossip from the comfort of your own home... with two FREE one-year electronic subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!

These are digital subscriptions, so you'll need a smartphone or tablet to access the free Zinio app, which powers these subscriptions.

Go get your free one-year subscription to Star Magazine... and then go get your free one-year subscription to OK Magazine!

One fish, two fish, gold fish, new fish?

It's Halloween party and Fall Fun Fair time again, and if you're a parent, you just may find yourself in the same situation as we are:

Yes, that's my son (the ninja!) showing off the new goldfish he won at his school's fun fair. We were not planning to get another fish, but fortunately, thanks to a Meijer fish tank clearance last year, we were prepared for a new fish's arrival.

If you suddenly find yourself in the same situation this season with a newly-acquired pet fish, you may want to check your local Meijer for another fish tank clearance. I just got back from the Algonquin Meijer, and the entire back wall of the pet section is filled with small and large fish bowls and tanks on clearance!

Betta bowls are $2.75 each, and large fish bowl/tanks are $3.75 each. I saw Dr. Seuss, Barbie, Hello Kitty and Avengers styles. The price sure is right if you need a home for a new fish.

Facebook confirms secret coupon groups were shut down for illicit activity

Back in September, many large, secret Facebook groups devoted to coupon resale and misuse were unceremoniously shut down. Speculation ensued online as to whether this was a random decision on Facebook's part or whether there was industry involvement.

Coupons In The News has a story today with additional details about the shutdown:

Finally, a definitive answer to the question first raised a month ago – is Facebook really shutting down coupon groups?

Yes – and investigators working on behalf of the coupon industry are behind it.

Facebook has repeatedly refused comment on the issue. But a firm that specializes in corporate security and risk management now confirms to Coupons in the News that it was their company that investigated and alerted Facebook to nearly a hundred groups engaging in questionable coupon activity. And Facebook responded by shutting the groups down.

Brand Technologies president Jane Beauchamp says the company conducted a months-long undercover investigation of a number of Facebook coupon groups – many of them “secret” and invitation-only. The main focus was on groups that openly discussed and advocated coupon fraud, such as decoding coupons’ bar codes, exploiting so-called “glitches” that allow you to use high-value coupons on lower-priced products for which they’re not intended.

“We investigated, presented to our clients and after their review, Facebook reviewed the groups we documented as well, and took action that corresponded with their community standards,” Beauchamp told Coupons in the News.

Facebook’s community standards include a prohibition against users “promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others.” Defrauding companies and retailers by misusing coupons – and then boasting about it and teaching others how to do it – would certainly seem to be a violation of that Facebook policy.

This has been a busy week for news regarding coupon misuse on Facebook. Earlier this week, the CIC announced its own investigation into illicit coupon activity on Facebook.

9 Fridays Until Christmas Gift Idea: Paw Clean dog paw washer

There are only NINE Fridays left until Christmas. (Can you believe it?) Each Friday, as we get closer to the holiday, I'll share a fun or interesting gift with you...

Today's gift idea? A Paw Clean Canine Footbath!

I have one of these, and I can tell you that it's one of the simplest, greatest ideas I've ever seen for dog lovers. Whenever your dog comes inside with muddy paws (which, this fall, seems to be every other day at our house!), you fill the Paw Clean with warm water up to the fill line. Gently put your pet's paw inside and swish the bottle around. It has a split neoprene top to seal around your dog's leg so the water doesn't splash out. The mud washes away and stays in the bottle. It also comes with a microfiber cloth to wipe the dog's paws off after washing.

I'm telling you, this thing is so simple and yet so effective. You could probably make one of these out of an empty soda bottle (hey, there's another gift idea, crafty people!) but the size and design of this makes it worth the money. I picked mine up at an L.L. Bean store over the summer for $9.99. Amazon has them for a little more.

Here are a few photos of mine:

Buy the Paw Clean dog paw washer at Amazon.

And, to my beautiful sister, if you're reading this... don't buy one. Already got you one for Christmas!

Have you found a fun or interesting gift item online you'd like to share? Feel free to share it, and I may feature it as a future Friday gift idea...

Attend a Super-Couponing workshop in Illinois in November!

Make plans to attend a Super-Couponing workshop in 2014 and resolve to save even more money!

Super-Couponing combines the best techniques for following sales with using newspaper and internet coupons to their fullest advantage. It's easy, it's fun... and it saves you BIG money! Super-Couponing will change the way you shop... forever!

November 2014

Saturday, November 8 @ 11:00am - Algonquin, IL
Algonquin-LITH Chamber Expo
Jacobs High School Fieldhouse
2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102
First-come, first-served - no registration required

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00pm - Glendale Heights, IL
Glenside Public Library District
25 E. Fullerton Ave.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
For more information, call 630-260-1550

Additional dates and full Super-Couponing workshop schedule

SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Cadbury Screme Egg!

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.

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