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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Morning Coffee: Proof that it pays to play The Drugstore Game

I wasn't planning to go to Walgreens again this week, but the Friends & Family coupon and the Dove coupons that came in the mail were too much temptation to resist. I won't lay out my transactions since the Friends & Family coupon was only valid yesterday, but here's a summary: I started with $16 in Register Rewards, which can be used like cash to pay for purchases. I paid $5.01 out of pocket ($2.21 before tax), and came home with $18 in Register Rewards for next week - plus all of the things I bought, including 6 boxes of Kleenex, 2 bottles of body wash, and 2 bottles of Children's Tylenol. Before The Drugstore Game, I would have paid $5 for just one bottle of Children's Tylenol after sale price, coupon and tax!

A Children's PlaceClick on the banner to get a coupon for 15% off at The Children's Place. You can use the coupon online or in store, and they're having a President's Day sale this weekend. Online, you get $5 flat rate shipping. Disclosure: Banner via

Get a coupon for free Excedrin by mail when you answer the question at the link by picking one of their competitors.

Get a free sample of Frederick Fekkai Glossing Cream from Walmart. (Via FreeStuff4Free.)

The CPSC blog has some safety tips regarding drop side cribs. As you might recall, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of drop side cribs have been recalled in the last year or so. We had two drop side cribs, and our more expensive one from Simmons ($500-$600) was fabulous. I am completely confident that it was perfectly safe. The cheaper Jardine crib (about $300) was poorly made (I actually scraped the wood off when my engagement ring rubbed against it a few times) and actually recalled.

Get $10 off a $10 purchase at JC Penny with code TEN4YOU (expires 2/27). Don't forget to go through a shopping portal like Ebates (referral link) or Upromise to maximize your savings. (Via Freebies 4 Mom.)

Common Sense with Money has a scenario for a $10 moneymaker on Olay body wash. You'll have to go to Target and send in a rebate, but it looks like the Target gift card deal will be around at least next week so you'll have time to get it done. (And so will I - I go to Target so much less than I used to before The Drugstore Game!)

If you shop at Farm Fresh, here's a list of current coupon match ups.

My Good Cents explains how you can get free Right Guard deodorant at Vons/Pavilions (and possibly all Safeway stores).

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