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  • Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 5/20/2013

    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. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    1. Cheap Banana Boat Products at Target

    There is a new high-value Banana Boat coupon that can be stacked with a gift card deal at Target, so you can get some really cheap Banana Boat products this week:

    One Deal Idea:
    Buy: 2 Banana Boat After Sun Lotion or Aloe Gel @ $4.99 each
    Use: $3.25/2 Banana Boat Sun Care Products
    Pay: $6.73
    Receive: $5 Target Gift Card
    Net Price: $0.86 each

    Another Deal Idea:
    Buy: 2 Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen 50 SPF or 2 Banana Boat Sport Cool Zone @ $6.49 each
    Use: $3.25/2 Banana Boat Sun Care Products
    And use $2/2 Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen or Banana Boat SunscreenTarget Web coupon
    And use: 5% off Banana Boat Kids or 5% off Banana Boat Sport Cool Zone Target Cartwheel Offer
    Pay: $7.19
    Receive: $5 Target Gift Card
    Net Price: $1.10 each

    If you purchase the Kids Sunscreen, you can also submit your receipt for the $0.75/1 Banana Boat Kids and Baby Sunscreen Ibotta offer, making your net cost just $0.72 each. Learn more about Ibotta here.

    Thanks to Totally Target for these deals!

    2. Cheap Up & Up Baby Products at Target

    There is a new Target coupon for $2/2 Up & Up Baby Toiletry or Skincare items, which makes for a fantastic deal, because prices start as low as $1.34:

    Buy: 2 Up & Up Baby Toiletry or Skincare Items @ $1.34
    Use: $2/2 Up & Up Baby Toiletry or Skincare Items Target Web coupon
    Pay: $0.68
    Net Price: $0.34 each

    Thanks to My Frugal Adventures for this deal!

    3. Cheap Hand Soap at Target

    There is also a new Target coupon for Up & Up hand soap, which may get you a bottle for less than 50 cents:

    Buy: Up & Up Hand Soap 7.5 oz @ $0.97
    Use: $0.50/1 Up & Up Hand Soap Target Web coupon
    Pay: $0.47

    Thanks to Krazy Coupon Lady for this deal!

    4. Cheap Pull Ups at CVS

    Back when my boys were in diapers and training pants, I didn’t really coupon the way I do now, which is unfortunate because I could have saved a lot of money! This week, you can get Pull Ups for as low as $2.67 each:

    Buy: 3 Pull Ups Jumbo Packs @ $10 each
    Use: 3 x $2/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants from 5/19 Smart Source or printable
    And use: 3 x $2/1 printable CVS coupon
    Pay: $18
    Receive: $10 ECB
    Net Price: $2.67 each

    If you only have access to one computer and can print only 2 of the CVS coupons, your net price will be $3.33 each, which is still a phenomenal deal.

    5. Free or Cheap Nail Polish at Walgreens

    Wet N Wild nail polish is regularly priced at $0.99 at some Walgreens stores, so you may be able to some for free with the coupon in yesterday’s newspaper:

    Buy: 1 Wet N Wild Nail Polish @ $0.99
    Use: $1/1 Wet N Wild or Fergie Eye, Lip & Nail Product from 5/19 Red Plum , exp. 6/1/13 (RP 05/19/13)
    Pay $0

    Because the coupon is for $1 off and the nail polish is only $0.99, the coupon will likely beep. Pursuant to the Walgreens Coupon Policy, the cashier should adjust the value of the coupon down to $0.99. You may want to have a copy of the coupon policy with you in case the cashier is unfamiliar with it.

    6. Cheap Brights Copy Paper at Staples

    Teachers spend a lot of money on their job out of their own pocket, so I like to buy supplies for my sons’ teachers whenever I can find a good deal. Staples rarely has deals on their Brights line of copy paper, and this is a super popular product among the teachers at our school. This week, there’s a printable coupon for B1G1 Free Staples Brights Colored Paper. The reams usually run about $10 each, so two reams for that price is fantastic!

    7. Free Bic FlameDisk at Rite Aid

    Bic FlameDisk looks great for summer grilling, and you can get a free one this week at Rite Aid:

    Buy: Bic FlameDisk Charcoal Alternative @ $2.99
    Use: $2/1 Bic Flame Disk or Facebook printable
    And use: $1/1 Bic Flame Disk May Video Values printable
    Pay: $0

    8. Free Benadryl at Walgreens

    There’s a high-value coupon that will get you free topical Benadryl at Walgreens this week:

    Buy: 1 Topical Benadryl @ $3.99
    Use: $2/1 Benadryl Topical from 4/7 Red Plum (exp 5/24)
    Pay: $1.99
    Receive: 2,000 Balance Rewards Points ($2 value)
    Net Price: Free

    9. Cheap Popsicles at Ralphs

    Starting Wednesday (5/22), Ralphs will have select varieties of 8-count Popsicles on sale for just $0.88. That’s a fantastic price even without coupons.

    If Yosicles are included, you may be able to get them for free with this printable Facebook coupon for $1/1 Yosicle product.

    10. Cheap Special K Products at Ralphs

    The current Special K deal at Ralphs continues through next week, so you can get really great deals on cereal, crackers, bars and shakes with coupons available at Kellogg’s Family Rewards. It’s quite rare to be able to get Special K products for less than $1, even with high-value coupons, and as far as I know, most if not all of the free codes listed here are still valid and will add up quickly so you can get those coupons.