Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rite Aid Deals of the Week 072615

Rite Aid has some great deals this week including FREE! products, full MIR rebates and lots of Plenti Points. Here are a few of my favorites:

Dulcolax Laxative, Stool Softeners, or Suppositories $6.99
$3/2 Dulcolax printable HERE (exp 090715)
$1/1 Dulcolax printable HERE (exp 090715)
$6.99 MIR online or printable HERE
Final Price: FREE after coupon and MIR

Oral B Battery Operated Toothbrush $6.00 (Limit 2)
Receive 400 Plenti Points (2x)
$2/1 Oral B Adult Battery Toothbrush (P&G 072615 - exp 082215)
Final Price:  (2) FREE after coupons and Plenti Points

V8 Juice 2/$5 (48-64 ounce)
Receive 200 Plenti Points wys $12 (Limit 2)
$1/2 V8 Juice printable or HERE 
Final Price:  ala $1.67/ea for 6 after (3) coupons and 400 Plenti Points

Mead Composition Books 3/$1.98
Receive 100 Plenti Points (Limit 2)
Final Price:  .33/each after Plenti Points

Nature Made Vitamins & Supplements - B1G1 50% Off 
Receive 500 Plenti Points wys $20 (Limit 2)
$2/2 Nature Made (SS 072615 - exp 082615)
$1/1 Nature Made Gummies printable or HERE (exp 091315)
Final Price: varies after coupons and Plenti Points

Physicians Formula Face & Lip Products
Receive 1000 Plenti Points wys $15 (Limit 2)
Final Price:  varies

*Tresemme Shampoo, Conditioner or Select Stylers $4.00 
Receive 300 Plenti Points wys $10 on Select Hair Care (Limit 2)
$2/1 Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner (RP 072615 - exp 082315)
$2/1 Tresemme Stylers (RP 072615 - exp 082315)
Final Price: $3/3 or $1/ea after coupons and Plenti Points


*Suave Gold Shampoo or Conditioner 2/$6
Receive 300 Plenti Points wys $10 on Select Hair Care (Limit 2)
B1G1 Suave Gold Hair Products (RP 072615 - Exp 080915)
Final Price: $3/4 or .75/ea  after coupons and Plenti Points wyb 4 products

*These two scenarios above both depend on the same 300 ECB wys $10 deal. Since there is a limit of 2 you can't do both full scenarios, but you could do 1/2 of each if desired.

Walgreens Deals of the Week - 072615

Walgreens has some sweet deals this week that include a lot of Register Rewards and IBOTTA rebates. Here are a few of the ones I'm looking forward to:

Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care - B1G1 50% Off
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product (SS 062815 - exp 080615)
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product printable or HERE (exp 083115)
$2/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care REBATE on IBOTTA - Stacks WITH coupon!
Final Price:  Varies

Banana Boat Sun Care - B1G1 50% Off
$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care (SS 062815 - exp 080615)
$4/2 Banana Boat Sun Care or HERE (exp 083115)
$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care (exp 083115)
$2/1 Banana Boat Sunscreen REBATE on IBOTTA - Stacks WITH coupon!
Final Price:  Varies

Colgate 360 Toothbrush - $3.49
Receive $2.00 Register Rewards
.50/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrush (SS 072615 - exp 081515)
Final Price:  .99/1 after coupon and RR

Irish Spring Body Wash - $4.00
Receive $3.00 Register Rewards
.50/1 Irish Spring Body Wash (SS 072615 - exp 081515)
Final Price: $4/2 or $2/ea wyb 2 after (2) coupons and RR

AXE Shower Gel, Body Spray or Deoderant Products - B1G1 50% Off
$1.00/1 AXE Shower Gel/Detailer (RP 072615 - exp 082215)
$1.50/1 AXE Body Spray or Deoderant Prodcut (RP 072615 - exp 082215)
Final Price: Varies

Butterball Turkey Bacon - $1.29
$1/2 Butterball Turkey Bacon (SS 062815 - exp 082315)
.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon
Final Price:  .74/each

Schick Quattro or Extreme Disposable Razor Pack - $5.99
Receive 5000 Points wys $20 on select Schick products
$3/1 Schick Mens Disposable Razor Pack (SS 061415 - exp 072615) - EXPIRES TODAY!
$4/1 Schick Disposable Razors Pack (SS 072615 - exp 090615)
.50/1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack Printable or HERE (exp 103015)
Final Price:  ala  $2.96/4 or .74/each after (4) $4/1 coupons and 5000 Points!

CVS Deals of the Week 072615

Here are a few of my favorite CVS deals and match-ups for the week of 072615.

FREE Shopping Bag wyb select CVS products on sale 30% off - prints at Big Red Machine

$5 ECB wyb Backpack regularly priced at $9.99 (Limit 1)
Final Price - $4.99 after ECB

7-UP 2 liter .99 (Limit 4 - *limit 1 at coupon price of .69)
.30 coupon will print at Big Red Machine week of 7/26
Final Price - .69/1, .99/ea for 3

Colgate Total Mouthwash $4.79 (480ml+ sizes)
$2.79 coupon will print at Big Red Machine week of 7/26
$2/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Rinse (SS 072615 - exp 082215)
Final Price - FREE after both coupons

$3 ECB wyb OralB Cross Action Power Toothbrush (1 count) or Refills (2 count) $5.99
$3/1 OralB Replacement Brush Heads - 2 count (P&G 072615 - exp 082215)
$2/1 OralB Adult Battery Toothbrush (P&G 072615 - exp 082215)
Final Price - FREE Replacement Heads or .99 toothbrush

Schick Disposable Razors (3-12 count) $5.99 (Limit 2)
.50/1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack (exp 103115) or HERE
$3/1 Schick Mens Disposable Pack (SS 061415 - exp 072615) - EXPIRES TODAY!
Buy Schick®, Get Shave Prep Free (up to $3.99) or HERE
Final Price - ala $2.99

$10 ECB wyb (4) Boost Products at B1G1 50% off
$2/1 Boost Drink or Drink Mix (exp 093015) or HERE
$3/1 Boost Multi-pack or Canister (SS 071215 - exp 090615)
$3/1 Boost Drink or Drink Mix (RP 060715 - exp 080915)
Final Price - Varies

Friday, July 24, 2015

Quickie Deal - Ends Soon - Almay Eyeshadow at Walgreens

Great Deal at Walgreens on Almay Eyeshadow

Ends 7/25 Hurry!
Buy (1) Almay Intense I-color Shadow on sale $7.99 at Walgreens
Use (1) $2/1 Almay Cosmetic Product available HERE or on the button below
Pay $5.99, Get $5 (5000 points) back in Balance Rewards + 70 Everyday Points
= just .92 after coupon and BR

Walmart Ziploc Sandwich Bag Sale and Ibotta Rebate

Walmart Sale + Ziploc Coupon + Ibotta Rebate 

This week at Walmart the 40 count boxes of Ziploc sandwich bags are on sale for $1.98. Ziploc has a coupon available for $1.50/2. If you buy 2 boxes and then submit the purchase on your Ibotta app for a .75 rebate, you will end up taking those baggies home for only .85 each!  Quite a deal.  


Buy (2) 40 ct Ziploc Sandwich Bags @ $1.98/ea 
Use (1) $1.50/2 Ziploc coupon HERE
Submit receipt on Ibotta for .75 rebate
Final Price:  $1.70/2 or .85 each after coupon & rebate!


If you haven't already signed up for Ibotta, you're really missing out on a lot of extra $$$$ in your pocket. It's easy to sign up, easy to use and really really easy to pile up some money with. You can save at hundreds of different stores, online as well as in person. 

Click HERE to sign up today and start earning immediately with the teamwork bonuses (yay team!) as well as everyday purchases such as milk, eggs and bread!

Friday Freebies 072415

Here is a list of some great freebies available right now!


Zing Stevia - free sample & $1.50 coupon!
Yogi Tea - free tea & coupons


California Carrots - dog food sample
Fancy Feast - cat food sample & coupon (click on the "try it now" button to the right)
Friskies 7 - cat food sample + coupon

Kids & Teens

Thumb Wars - 2 pair free "thumb socks" for the battle against texting and driving
Kids Bowl Free - 2 free daily games all summer long


Mambo Sprouts - free coupon book


Breathe Right - sample & coupons
Emergen-C - sample
Premier Protein - sample shake or bar
Depends - men's or women's free sample pack + coupon
Poise - samples + coupon


L'oreal Hair Care - samples + coupons


Cottonelle - Sample kit

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CVS Deals of the Week 071915

Here are a few of my favorite CVS deals and matchups for the week of 071915. 

Free Shopping Bag wyb select CVS products at 30% off - coupon will print at the Big Red Machine

$3 ECB wyb $9 Glade Melts (2/$6), Warmer ($9) or Pledge Lemon 9.7 oz (2/$9)
$1/2 Glade Wax Melts Refills printable 
$2/3 Glade Products (excludes solids, aerosol & warmer) printable
$1/2 Glade Wax Melts Refills (SS 06/14/15 - exp 7/26/15) or (SS 07/12/15 - exp 8/16/15)
Final Price:  Warmer - $4.00 after Q & ECB, varies on melts & Pledge
Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food 3 oz 10/$6
$1/20 Purina Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food (SS 04/26/15 - exp 7/31/15)
Final Price: $0.35/can wyb 4 

$2 ECB wyb 6oz Colgate Max toothpaste $2.99 (Limit 2 per household)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste (SS 07/12/15 - exp 7/25/15)
Final Price: $0.49 ea after Q & ECB
Gold Emblem candy $1.49 1-11oz bag
$0.50 Instant coupon printing at Big Red Machine
Final Price: $0.99 after Q
JTB (Just the Basics) Single Roll Bath Tissue or Paper Towels $0.99
$0.25 Instant coupon printing at Big Red Machine
Final Price: $0.74 after Q

**Remember to ALWAYS use your Extra Care Card on every purchase. And be sure to scan it at the BRM (Big Red Machine) every time you walk in the store for your free coupons.

Amazon Books of the Week 071915

Free Summer Reading - Courtesy of Amazon and Kindle

At first I was quite resistant to the idea of reading on a Kindle, Nook or whatever wasn't a REAL book. As an avid bookworm my entire life, I embrace the look and feel of the cover, the smell of the book and the sense of accomplishment at turning that last page.

Well, now that we're living a more frugal, "streamlined" and less-cluttered lifestyle, my overflowing bookcases are a thing of the past. I have discovered Amazon Prime's FREE Kindle borrowing feature. (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial)  I am LOVING the idea of having 100s if not 1000s of books at my fingertips - any time day or night! My own limitless library..

  The Kindle Voyage is one of my favorite things to curl up with now...sorry Hubby..

And just in case you'd rather use some of the electronics you already own, the FREE Kindle Reading App will allow you to buy books once (or get them for free!!!) and then read these books on ANY or ALL of your devices!

Here are just a few books that are FREE for the downloading right now.

**Keep in mind that these are FREE at the time I am posting this. Prices can change at any time so be sure to verify what you're paying.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Target Deal of the Week 071215 - Kellogg's Special K Granola Protein Bars

Great Target Deal on Healthy & TASTY Snacks

These are a favorite around my house. They are delicious and pretty healthy to boot. This is a great stock up price and you can try the various flavors to find a favorite.


Buy (4) Kellogg's Special K Granola Bars, 11-13 oz at $2.50 ea B3G1 free
OR (3) $1/2 Kellogg's Special K Shakes or Bars (6/17/15 RP - expires 7/19/15)
Pay ala (as low as) $1.31 each

You can also submit your receipt to Ibotta for another .75 rebate! This brings the price even lower down to $1.12 each!!!

If you're not already a member, click HERE to join & start saving - it's easy and adds up fast!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Walgreen's Deal of the Week 071215 - FREE Hershey's Caramel Bar

Free Chocolately Caramel Goodness - Oh My!

A special freebie to be had at Walgreens this week.  A single Hershey's Chocolate Caramel bar is on sale for 99 cents. After purchase a Register Reward for the same .99 will print out, making your candy bar FREE!

Be sure to scan your Walgreens card before any purchase!


Buy (1) Hershey's Chocolate Caramel bar
Pay .99 (+tax) oop
Get a .99 Register Reward = FREE candy bar

Monday, July 13, 2015

Rite Aid Deal of the Week 071215 - Oxi Clean

Super Savings at Rite Aid on Oxi Clean

Rite Aid has the 40oz size Oxi Clean on sale this week for $3.99. There is a $3.00 printable coupon HERE which will bring your cost down to a massive 99 cents!  

Don't be afraid to request rain checks as they usually sell out fast on a great deal like this.


Buy (1) 40oz bottle of Oxi Clean detergent at $3.99
Use the $3/1 mfr coupon found HERE
Pay .99/1 (+tax) oop

Sunday, July 12, 2015

CVS Deal of the Week 071215 - Physician's Formula Cosmetics

Great deal to be had on ANY Physician's Formula cosmetics at CVS

Starting today there will be a $5/$15 ($5 off when you spend $15) cosmetics coupon printing out at the Big Red Coupon Scanner Machine at CVS. It will pair beautifully with the $7 ECB you'll receive back when you buy $10 worth of ANY Physician's Formula cosmetics. (You will actually need to spend $15.00 on ANY cosmetics to utilize the coupon.) There is a limit of 3 per household on this deal so you could possibly get up to $21 ECB if you spend $30.00 on PF cosmetics. These transactions will also count towards your Beauty Club Bucks - sweet!


Buy $19.98 worth of PF products (2 x $9.99) or (1 - $6.99 + 1 - $12.99)
Use the $5/$15 CVS scanner coupon
Pay $14.98  (+tax) OOP (out of pocket)
Get $14 ECB back on your receipt
Works out to .49/each or 2/.98 
**with the possible 30% off coupon, another $4.50 would come off the OOP total
$3.52 Moneymaker + 2 FREE products!


Buy $30.00 worth of PF products.
Use the $5/$15 CVS Q
Pay $25.00 (+tax) OOP
Get $21 ECB back
**with the possible 30% off, another $7.50 is removed from the OOP - making this scenario a $3.50 moneymaker + 3-4 FREE products!

** Some CVS cardholders are receiving a 30% off coupon this week. IF you are one of these lucky ducks, you can turn either of these scenarios into a moneymaker with an overage AND free products!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Couponing Lingo and Terms - What Does It All Mean?

"What is a MFRQ and why can I stack it with a store Q, but not a peelie or blinkie?"


Understanding abbreviations and definitions is one of the first hurdles new couponers must overcome.  Many of the couponing sites (including this one) and the coupons themselves have what can appear to be an alien language to us mere Earthlings.  Here is a little tool to help you learn this lingo and be able to converse with fellow couponistas..

While long, the list below is by no means all-inclusive. These are things that I've personally come across or have been made aware of.  If you have any that should be added, please be sure to let me know!

Couponing Lingo

  • $1/1 - $1.00 off 1 item or $4/2 - $4.00 off 2 items, etc.
  • AC – After coupon
  • ALA – As low as
  • AR – After rebate
  • Bar Code – Product bar code (universal product code)
  • Blinkie – Coupon from box attached to store shelf – could have a “blinking” light
  • B1G1, BOGO – Buy 1, get 1 – could be free or 50% off etc.
  • B1G1F – Buy 1, get 1 free
  • Bricks – Internet printed coupons – can only be printed 2 times
  • BTFE – Box Tops for Education
  • B&M – Brick and mortar store vs online
  • Catalina (CAT) – Coupons that print at register after you've made a purchase.
  • Chrome – Google browser
  • CPN – Coupon
  • CRT – Cash Register Tape (see bottom of your receipt)
  • CS – Customer Service
  • DND – Do Not Double
  • Double Coupon – A coupon that can be doubled
  • ECB – Extra Care Bucks (at CVS)
  • ETA – Edited to Add
  • ETS – Excludes Trial Size
  • EXP – Expires, expiration
  • FAR – Free after Rebate
  • FF - Firefox
  • Filler – Items used to raise your receipt total
  • FS – Free Shipping
  • GC – Gift Card or Certificate
  • GDA – Good Deal Alert
  • GM – General Mills
  • HBA – Health & Beauty Aids
  • HTH – Hope that helps
  • IE – Internet Explorer
  • In Ad – Coupons or savings in the current store ad
  • IP, IPQ – Internet printable coupon
  • ISO – In search of
  • IVC – Instant value coupon (Walgreens store coupon booklet)
  • K, KB – Kelloggs coupon or insert
  • MANI – Manufacturer's coupon
  • MB2 – Must buy 2, MB4 – must buy 4, etc
  • MFG, MFR, MFGR, MQ – Manufacturer's coupon
  • MIR – Mail in rebate
  • MM – Money Maker
  • NAZ – Name, Address, Zip
  • NED – No expiration date
  • NLA – No longer available
  • OOP – Out of pocket
  • OOS – Out of stock
  • Overage – Coupon has a higher value than cost of item
  • OYNO – On your next order
  • P&G, PG – Proctor & Gamble
  • Peelie – Coupon usually attached to a product or packaging
  • PP – Purchase price
  • PSA – Prices starting at
  • Q – Coupon
  • RC – Rain Check
  • Regional – Only available in a specific region
  • Rolling – Using rewards from one purchase to pay for the next
  • RP – Red Plum
  • RR – Register Rewards (Walgreens)
  • SCO – Self Check Out
  • SCR – Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
  • SMP – Specially marked package
  • SS – Smart Source
  • Stacking – Pairing a store coupon with a manufacturer's coupong
  • Tear Pad – Coupons or rebate forms on a pad attached to a shelf or counter
  • TMF – Try Me Free
  • Triple Coupon – Coupon that can be tripled
  • UFT – Up for trade
  • UPC – Universal product code (product bar code)
  • UPR – UP Rewards (Rite Aid)
  • V – Valassis coupon insert in some Sunday papers (Red Plum)
  • WAGS – Walgreens
  • WSL – While supplies last
  • Winetag, WT – Coupon hanging on bottle or other product
  • WYB – When You Buy
  • YMMV – You Mileage May Vary – all deals may not work for everyone!
  • $/$$ - Such as $4/$20 = save $4 why you spend $20, $5/$50, $3/$12 etc
  • .50/1 – Save 50 cents on 1 item, .25/3 – 25 cents off of 3 items, etc
This list is also in the resource tab above.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Calling All Cat Lovers....

There is a great Purina Pro Plan coupon available right now HERE that you can work into quite a savings deal, if not an actual money maker after a mail-in-rebate!

Our local Petco has this priced at $14.99. I have a free PALS rewards card** so that automatically took $1.50 off of that price. 

My printed coupon took another $10.00 off of the total, leaving me with a whopping $4.69 out of pocket after our exorbitant California taxes were added in.

The exciting part of this transaction is that there was a peelie attached to the tub for a Full Rebate Trial Offer! I just have to mail in the receipt with my purchase price circled, a 3x5 card with my pertinent details and the peelie. 

If all goes according to plan, in about 6-8 weeks I will receive a check for the full purchase price of $14.99. Since I only spent $4.69 after my coupon and PALS discount, this will mean that my deal was a money maker of $10.39!!!


Buy 1 15# pail of Purina Pro Plan Perform cat litter at $14.99
Receive PALS rewards discount $1.50
Use $10.00 printable coupon

Pay $4.69 oop

Remit MIR for $14.99

Very cool. This isn't a deal that will last long. The expiration date on my printed coupons is 7/12/15. So it is definitely a short timer.

**(I HIGHLY recommend joining rewards programs at stores you frequently shop. It really pays off with discounts, coupons and special member only deals. In fact, I am going back tomorrow with a $5.00 off any bag of cat or dog food STORE coupon that printed on the bottom of my receipt. I will pair it with the second Pro Plan MANUFACTURER'S coupon that I printed out and get some cat food. By stacking these two coupons - I will be able to get my bag of cat food for FREE!)
A little background on me...

My name is Julie aka Jules.  I've been an avid couponer most of my life -  long before (as in decades) it became the popular thing to do - or even had a title. My mom started us as kids clipping and collecting coupons and S&H green stamps and working on mail-in rebates. She made it fun and it became a challenge to see what kind of deals we could stir up, even 30+ years ago. We've come a long way since then. With the internet and smartphone apps, the world of couponing has exploded. You don't even have to ever wield a pair of scissors to save a bunch of money.

For me personally, couponing is a something I enjoy and have a lot of fun with. It is a challenge to match coupons to sales and promotions to fully maximize our savings. It is sort of a game for me to see if I can better my deals each time, with the ultimate goal of creating a money-maker or at least a FREE item. The thing I DON'T do is stress over it or let it take over my life. Couponing is a tool to save our families money and give us the ability to create a small stockpile of items we need and use. It shouldn't be something that takes away from our quality of life, but enhances it. If you make it fun, all the better.

As we go along, I'd really like feedback from readers as to what they'd like to see on Centsable Couponing. I plan on showing various deals that are available as well as providing some tips and tricks to make it easier for new and experienced couponers alike. I will also add resources and other helpful items as they come up. Let me know what you think. We are still building the site so any comments are welcome.

If you happen to be in the Central San Joaquin Valley in California (think Fresno/Madera/Merced), we put on regular couponing classes and would love to meet you. (The schedules will be posted under the Classes tab above or you can always contact me via the email link to the right) 

Until next time, Happy Savings!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Great Drink Deal at CVS...

Glaceau vitaminwaters are on special 4/$5.00 with a $2.00 ECB this week. If you're lucky and still have some of the peelie coupons you can save a bit more, but mine were gone long ago. We drink a lot of vitaminwater, my favorite is the Revive fruit punch flavor. What can make this an exceptional deal is what you can get after the purchase. 

Glaceau is running a promotion this summer called Project Hustle. It is a program to fund young entrepreneurs. Where you come in is that there are entry codes under the bottle caps. Each time you enter a code to vote for one of the projects, YOU get a prize. You are guaranteed to at least get a coupon for $1.99 off of one Vitamin water. There are a ton of other interesting prizes too including cash and trips. 


Buy 4 Vitaminwaters, pay $5.00 oop

Receive $2.00 ECB

Enter codes from 4 bottles on website and get $1.99/1 printable coupons sent to you via email. 

**So far I've received 3 coupons and 1 leather notebook as my prizes. 

Keep in mind these are Bricks coupons, you can't print them more than 2 times.

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We hope you'll enjoy your visit and come back often.

Centsable Couponing was created as a way to share with and show others that you really don't have to go to EXTREMES to save money and find great deals. Using coupons doesn't have to be stressful and chaotic as shown on TV. It can be a whole lot of fun and very rewarding without your whole life revolving around the next big shopping trip. All it really takes is a little know-how, some common sense and a few coupons!

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