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  • Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 4/15/2013

    Best Deals of the Week
    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. $0.55 Moneymaker on Nexcare Bandages at Walgreens

    Nexcare Waterproof Bandages are pretty much de-cartoon-ified Nexcare Tattoo Bandages, and I absolutely them because they usually stay on all day. I’ve even paid full price at Target when I was running out, so you can bet I’m excited to see this deal at Walgreens:

    Buy: 1 Nexcare Waterproof Bandages @ $3.50
    Use: $0.55/1 Nexcare Bandages from 4/7 Smart Source
    Pay: $2.95
    Receive: $3.50 RR
    Net Price: $0.55 Moneymaker

    You can roll this deal back and forth with the Kotex deal to minimize your out of pocket expenses. Learn more about how to shop at Walgreens.

    Ends 4/20.

    2. Cheap Pampers Wipes at Target

    Even though my kids haven’t been in diapers for years (yay!), I still regularly buy baby wipes to carry around for a quick way to clean hands and faces, and to donate to their classrooms (where their teachers use them for wiping hands when a trip to the bathrooms is not convenient). This week, there’s a sale for Buy 1 Pampers Wipes at $2, and Get a second pack for $1. Get an even better deal with coupons:

    Buy: 1 Pampers Baby Wipes Soft Pack @ 2/$3
    Use: 2 x $0.50/1 Pampers Wipes
    Pay: $2
    Net Price: $1 each

    Ends 4/20.

    If you prefer to shop at Ralphs or Kroger, Pampers Wipes are included in the current Mega Sale. The price at Ralphs is $1.49, so just $0.99 after coupon if you buy 5 participating items.

    3. Free $2 from Ibotta

    Ibotta is a new e-coupon app for iPhone and Android that gives you money back for buying participating products at hundreds of stores (no loyalty card needed). You can cash out via Paypal as soon as you reach the minimum $5 threshold. Learn more about Ibotta here.

    And right now, new Ibotta members can get a $2 Newbie Bonus when you redeem 2 offers in the first 2 weeks after you join. For example …

    4. Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Hot Dog Buns for $1.49 at Ralphs

    The current Ralphs Mega Sale continues through next week, and Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Hot Dog Buns are included. Plus, there’s an Ibotta offer that makes for an even better price:

    Buy: 1 Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Hot Dogs @ $1.99 WYB 5 participating Mega Sale Items
    Pay: $1.99
    Submit for: $0.50/1 Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Hot Dog Buns Ibotta rebate
    Net Price: $1.49

    Note that not everyone gets the same Ibotta offers, so you may have different offers in your app.

    Ends 4/18.

    5. Cheap Smuckers Jelly at Target

    Also with Ibotta, you can get cheap Smuckers Jelly at Target:

    Buy: 1 Smuckers Squeeze Grape Jelly @ $1.99 {price may vary}
    Pay: $1.99
    Submit for: $1/1 Smuckers Squeeze Grape Jelly Ibotta rebate
    Net Price: $0.99

    Note that you may have a different Smuckers offer that will get you a different deal.

    6. Free or Cheap Bounce Dryer Sheets at Target

    It’s back! If you were lucky enough to get the $3/3 Tide, Downey or Bounce Target coupon in the 4/14 Smart Source, you can get free or cheap Bounce dryer sheets again:

    Buy: 3 Bounce Dryer Sheets 34-ct @ $1.97 – $2.19 {regular price}
    Use: $3/3 Tide, Downey or Bounce products from 3/31 P&G
    Stack with: $3/3 Tide, Downey or Bounce produced Target coupon from 4/14 Smart Source
    Pay: $0 – $0.57
    Net Price: $0 – $0.19 each

    Ends 4/30.

    7. 4 Free Packs of Clorox To Go Wipes at Target

    Isn’t it great when coupons have no size exclusions? If you have access to 2 computers for printing, you can get 4 free packs of Clorox To Go Wipes at Target this week:

    Buy: 4 Clorox To Go Wipes @ $0.97 each {price may vary}
    Use: 4 x $0.75/1 any Clorox product printable
    Stack with: $1/3 Clorox products Target printable
    Pay: $0
    Net Price: FREE

    Thanks to Totally Target for this deal!

    8. Cheap Puffs and Dawn at CVS

    There are many permutations of the current CVS deal for $10 ECBs when you buy $30 of participating products. Since I am running low on tissue and dish detergent, here’s my scenario:

    Buy: 24 Puffs @ $0.99 each
    And buy: 6 Dawn Plus Hand Renewal @ $0.99 each
    Use: 6 x $0.25/3 Puffs from 3/31 P&G
    And use: 6 x $0.50/1 select Dawn from 3/31 P&G
    And use: 2 x $0.50/1 Dawn from Home Made Simple Booklet
    Pay: $24.20
    Receive: $10 ECB
    Net Price: $0.47 per item

    I have some ECBs that will lower my out of pocket for this deal, and it’s important to note that you can only use 4 like P&G coupons in one transaction, so this deal will have to spread out over at least two transactions. Also, even though your total will be just under $30, you should still receive the ECB thanks to the informal 98% rule.

    Ends 4/20.

    9. Cheap DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizza at Vons/Pavilions

    Vons and Pavilions are the Safeway affiliates here in Southern California, so this deal might be available at all Safeway stores. According to their online shopping site, DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizza is on sale for $5 through the end of April. We have a new printable coupon that makes for a great deal:

    Buy: 1 DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizza @ $5
    Use: $1.50/1 DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizza
    Pay: $3.50

    Ends 4/30.

    10. $1.99 or less Amazon Instant Video Rentals

    Amazon has over 20,000 Instant Video rentals for $1.99 or less. The selection includes:

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