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  • Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 5/27/2013

    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 Always Pads at Target

    If your store has an unadvertised gift card offer on Always Ultra Thin pads, you can them super cheap after coupons:

    Buy: 3 Always Ultra Thin Maxi Pads 18-ct @ $2.99 each
    Use: 3 x $1/1 Always Pads or Feminine Cleansing Cloths from 4/28 P&G (exp 5/31)
    Pay: $5.97
    Receive: $5 Target Gift Card
    Net Price: $0.33 each

    The gift card doesn’t end until 6/22, but note the expiration date of the coupon in the scenario above is 5/31. There’s a $0.50/1 coupon coming in the 6/2 P&G, so not as good but still a great deal for Always if that’s your preferred brand.

    You may also want to check your coupon stash, as I found a coupon for $3/2 Always pads that made my deal even better.

    2. Cheap Stayfree Pads at Target

    There is another unadvertised gift card deal for a $5 Target gift card when you buy 3 Stayfree or Carefree products. Some are finding prices as low as $2.89. However, they were over $3 at my store, making the Always deal a better one for me. But if you can find the lower price, or if you prefer Stayfree, you can do this deal;

    Buy: 3 Stayfree Ultra Thin Maxi Pads with Wings 18-ct @ $2.89 (or higher)
    Use: $1/1 Stayfree or o.b. Product from 4/7 Red Plum {limit 1}
    And use: $1/1 Stayfree Product from 5/5 Smart Source {limit 1}
    And use: $1/1 Stayfree Product from May or June All You or printable
    Pay: $5.67
    Receive: $5 Target Gift Card
    Net Price: $0.22 each

    There is also a printable coupon for $0.50/1 Stayfree Product.

    Gift card offer ends 7/6.

    3. Free Toothbrush at Walgreens

    Toothbrushes and toothpaste used to be free every week when I started playing The Drugstore Game five years ago, but that’s not the case anymore. So it’s nice to see this free toothbrush deal at Walgreens this week:

    Buy: 1 Oral B Complete Toothbrush @ $2.99
    Use: $1/1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete, or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrush from 4/28 or 6/2 P&G
    Pay: $1.99
    Receive: $2.99 Register Reward
    Net Price: Free

    Ends 6/1.

    4. Cheap Wet Ones at Walgreens

    You can get cheap Wet Ones wipes at Walgreens. These are great for summer road trips, whether it’s wiping dirty hands or hard surfaces like picnic tables.

    Buy: 2 Wet Ones Wipes @ 2/$4
    Use: 2 x $0.75/1 Wet Ones Wipes from 4/21 Smart Sourt (exp 6/2)
    Pay: $2.50
    Net Price: $1.25 each

    You can bring your cost down to $1 each if you have the $0.50/1 Wet Ones Ibotta eCoupon. Learn more about Ibotta here.

    Ends 6/1.

    5. Possibly Free Post Shredded Wheat at Ralphs

    The ad for the Ralphs sale that starts tomorrow includes $2 Post Cereal, with Honey Bunches of Oats in the picture. If the sale includes Post Shredded Wheat, you can use the coupon for $2/1 Post Shredded Wheat Cereal from the 4/28 Smart Source to get a box for free. The coupon expires 6/9.

    6. Cheap All Detergent at Ralphs

    Also starting tomorrow, Ralphs will have All Laundry Detergent on sale for $2.99. There are coupons you can use to get it for $1.99, and I consider anything under $2 to be a stock up price on detergent. (Except for Purex, which I don’t like and won’t pay more than $1 for a bottle.)

    Buy: 1 All Laundry Detergent @ $2.99
    Use: $1/1 All Laundry Detergent from 5/5 Red Plum or Facebook printable
    Pay: $1.99

    Ends 6/4 (possibly 6/11).

    7. Cheap-ish Coppertone at Ralphs

    We’ll see better deals on sunscreen later in the summer, but we’ve been going through the stuff like it’s water. This Coppertone deal is the best one I’ve seen this week:

    Buy: 1 Coppertone Sun Care (selected varieties) @ $5.99
    Use: $1/1 Coppertone Product printable
    Pay: $4.99

    Ends 6/4.

    8. Free Copy Paper at Staples

    If you can shop at Staples, you should never have to pay for copy paper!

    Buy: 1 Ream Staples 8.5″ x 11″ Copy Paper Select
    Use: Free-after-rebate Staples printable
    Net Price: Free

    The coupon doesn’t list the price you’ll pay, but it has ranged anywhere from $2.99 to $6.99 in the past. Regardless, you’ll get your full purchase price back via rebate.

    Ends 6/1.

    9. 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 another printable coupon for B1G1 Free Staples Brights Colored Paper. The reams were $11.49 each at my store.

    Ends 6/1.

    10. $0.69 MP3s at Amazon

    Amazon has over 24,000 MP3 songs priced at $0.69 each. The selection includes:

    And that’s just the first page of songs!

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