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  • Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 2/12/2013 *Updated*

    I’ve compiled best deals available at the drugstores, Target, Ralphs/Kroger, and other stores. I stick to deals that don’t require too many or any obscure coupons, and I try to pick practical items that most people buy at some point.

    Use this list to decide which stores to hit this week, based on what you need. You might even use it to decide you can skip shopping for a week, because you don’t need what’s on sale.

    1. Cheap Q-tips at Target

    I’ve opened my last pack of Q-tips, so I’m on the look out for a good deal to stock up. I found a great one at Target, where they have a 750-count package that comes with a free bonus 170-count pack. My coupons made each Q-tip just $0.004 each!

    Buy: 1 Q-tips 750-ct + 170-ct bonus back @ $4.79
    Use: $0.30/1 Q-tips from 1/27 Red Plum (exp 2/24)
    Stack with: $0.75/1 Q-tips printable Target Web coupon
    Pay: $3.74

    This is one of those rare times when buying the bigger pack with coupons makes for a better deal – this deal makes the per-Q-tip price less than half the price of the 170-count package.

    2. $0.99 Kleenex 2-pack at Staples

    My kids’ teachers have a never-ending need for tissue, so I’m always on the lookout for deals. The weekly Staples ad in this past Sunday’s paper has a coupon on the front cover for a 2-pack of Kleenex for just $0.99 (limit one per customer per day).

    Note that this deal may be regional, and that ads in the store may not include the coupon. However, Staples frequently makes coupons available online, so I’ll update this deal if a printable coupon appears.

    Update: There’s now a printable version of the coupon. You may also be able to use the $0.50/1 Kleenex bundle pack coupon from the 2/10 Smart Source. Your deal would then look like this:

    Buy: 1 Kleenex 2-pack @ $0.99 with in-ad coupon
    Use: $0.50/1 Kleenex bundle pack from 2/10 Smart Source
    Stack with: in-ad coupon
    Pay: $0.44

    That works out to $0.22 per box, which is an amazing deal!

    3. FREE or Cheap Wet N Wild Products at Various Stores

    There was a coupon for $1/1 Wet N Wild or Fergie Product in the 2/10 Red Plum. It has a short expiration date of 2/23, so you’ll want to use it soon. Here are some great deals to look for:

    Walgreens carries Wet N Wild Nail Polish for $0.99, making it free after coupon. Depending on what products your store carries, you may be able to find other Wet N Wild Products, like lip liner or eyeliner, for around $0.99.

    CVS has Spoiled by Wet N Wild Nail Polish on sale for 2/$3 this week. Pay $0.50 after coupon.

    Walmart reportedly has Wet N Wild Nail Polish for $0.93 to $0.99, making it free after coupon.

    Rite Aid reportedly has Wet N Wild lip color, eyeliner, lip liner and nail polish for $0.99, making them free after coupon.

    Target carries Wet N Wild products, and some of them should be free or at least cheap after coupon.

    4. Cheap Cascade at Amazon

    This isn’t the best deal on dishwasher detergent you’ll find, but if you’re partial to Cascade, which tends to be more expensive, then this is a great deal. Right now, Amazon is offering a coupon for $1 off Cascade ActionPacs. The coupon can be applied to the various products listed under the coupon, but your best best right now is the 60-count Cascade ActionPacs in Fresh Scent for $10.42 with Subscribe & Save. The $1 off coupon brings your total down to $9.42, which works out to 15.7 cents per pac. You’ll also get free shipping with Subscribe & Save. Cancel your subscription at any time by checking your Your Subscribe & Save Items.

    5. Moneymaker on Zyrtec at Rite Aid

    Rite Aid has a nice deal on Zyrtec allergy medication this week:

    Buy: 1 Zyrtec Allergy Relief 5-ct @ $5.99
    Use: $2/1 Zyrtec Product printable
    Pay: $3.99
    Receive: $5 +UP Reward

    The coupon excludes trial sizes, which in this case is the 3-count package. Therefore, you should be able to use the coupon on this deal.

    6. Cheap Prunes at Rite Aid

    The Sunsweet coupons that came out this past weekend make for a great deal on prunes at Rite Aid:

    Buy: 1 Sunsweet D’Noir Prunes, Amazing and Pitted Prunes 9oz, or Oness Prunes 7oz @ $1.99
    Use: $1/1 Sunsweet Prunes Pouch 9oz, or
    $1/1 Sunsweet D’Noir Prunes Pouch 9oz, or
    $1/1 Sunsweet Ones Individually Wrapped Prunes Canister
    Pay: $0.99

    7. Cheap Pampers Easy Ups or Diapers at Target

    This week, Target is offering a $5 gift card when you buy 2 Pampers Jumbo Packs. The best deal is on Easy Ups:

    Buy: 2 Pampers Easy Ups Jumbo Packs at $8.99 each
    Use: 2 x $2/1 Pampers Easy Ups
    Pay: $13.98
    Receive: $5 Target gift card
    Net Price: $4.49 each

    If you need diapers instead, you could do:

    Buy: 2 Pampers Cruisers or Swaddlers Jumbo Packs at $8.99 each
    Use: 2 x $1.50/1 Pampers Cruisers or $1.50/1 Pampers Swaddlers
    Pay: $14.98
    Receive: $5 Target gift card
    Net Price: $4.99 each

    8. Cheap Campbell’s Go Soup at Walgreens

    Free or super cheap soup has been hard to find in the last couple of years, so it’s great to see this deal:

    Buy: 2 Campbell’s Campbell’s Go Soup 14-oz @ 2/$4
    Use: 2 x $1/1 Campbell’s Go Soup from 1/13 Smart Source or printable
    Pay: $2
    Receive: $1.50 Register Reward
    Net Price: $0.25 each

    The $1/1 Smart Source coupon was regional, and was in my LA Times. Some areas got a $0.75/1 coupon instead.

    Thanks to Wild for Wags for this deal!

    9. Free Colgate Toothpaste at CVS

    This week’s CVS ad features a $2.50/1 Colgate toothpaste coupon printing at the “Coupon Center Kiosk” in the store (that’s the red scanner box near the entrance – scan your card for coupons). Since it’s in the ad, the coupon should print for everybody. Use it to get free toothpaste:

    Buy: 1 Colgate Maxclean, Maxwhite, or Maxfresh Toothpaste 6-oz @ $3
    Use: $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste from 2/3 or 2/10 Red Plum
    Stack with: $2.50/1 Colgate CVS Coupon from Coupon Center
    FREE after coupons

    The Colgate insert coupons may have been regional, so I’m not sure if everyone got them.

    10. Cheap Coke at CVS

    This best version of this deal requires some of those FREE Coke 12-pack coupons that were available from My Coke Rewards a couple of months ago. But even if you don’t have the coupons, you can get a good deal on soda. If you happen to have some, you can put them to good use at CVS this week:

    Buy: 5 Coke 12-packs @ $2.98 each
    Use: 5 x FREE Coke 12-pack coupons
    Pay: CRV (California Redemption Value)
    Receive: $5 ECB
    Net price: $5 moneymaker before CRV

    If you don’t have any coupons, your deal would be:

    Buy: 5 Coke 12-packs @ $2.98 each
    Pay: $14.90 + CRV
    Receive: $5 ECB
    Net Price: $1.98 per 12-pack before CRV

    Since my target price on soda is $2 or less per 12-pack, this is still a great deal even without coupons.

    Happy shopping!

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