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  • Top Seven Best Deals This Week: 8/11/2013

    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. Back to School Deals

    There are a LOT of awesome Back to School deals this week – be sure to check out all of the FREE and CHEAP school supplies!

    2. Cheap Cottonelle Bath Tissue at Walgreens

    There is a Catalina deal on Cottonelle bath tissue that’s running at Walgreens (it’s also at Ralphs, but doesn’t seem to be on sale there). With coupons, you can get a great deal this week:

    BUY: 2 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue 12-pack @ $5 each
    USE: 2 x $0.50/1 Cottonelle 9-roll+ from 8/11 Smart Source
    Stack with: $1/1 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue 12-pack from August Walgreens Coupon Booklet {available with the weekly ads in-store; will deduct $2}
    Pay: $7
    Receive: $2 Register Reward
    Net Price: $0.21 per Large Roll

    Ends 8/17. Via Common Sense with Money.

    3. Moneymaker on Eye Drops at CVS

    BUY: 1 Bausch & Lomb Soothe Eye Drops @ $7.99
    USE: $4/1 Bausch & Lomb Soothe from 6/30 Smart Source
    Pay: $3.99
    Receive: $5 ECB
    Net Price: $1.01 moneymaker

    Ends 8/17.

    4. Free Disposable Razors at Target

    BUY: 1 Bic Disposable Razors 3-ct Soleil Bella or Flex 4 @ $4.78 {unadvertised Price Cut at some stores}
    USE: $3/1 Bic Disposable Razors from 8/11 Smart Source {regional}
    Stack with: $2/1 Bic Disposable Razors 3-ct Soleil Bella or Flex 4 Target printable
    Pay: $0
    Net Price: Possible $0.22 moneymaker – Free

    Ends 8/31 (when the sale ends). Via Totally Target.

    5. Free Venus Razor at Target

    BUY: 1 Gillette Venus Razor @ $5.99 {price may vary by store}
    USE: $3/1 Venus Razor from 8/11 Red Plum {regional}
    Stack with: $3/1 Select Gillette Shave Items Target coupon from 7/28 Red Plum {regional}
    Pay: $0

    Ends 8/31 (when Target coupon expires). Via For the Mommas.

    6. Free Shave Gel at Target

    BUY: 3 Gillette Series Shave Gel @ $1.99 each {price may vary by store}
    USE: $6/3 Gillette Shave Prep from 8/11 Red Plum
    Pay: $0

    Ends 9/30 (when coupon expires). Via All Things Target.

    7. Free Energy Drink at Ralphs/Kroger – Friday only

    On Friday (8/16), Ralphs/Kroger shoppers can get a digital coupon for a FREE Full Throttle or NOS Energy Drink. You’ll have until August 31 to redeem the coupon.

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    1. There wasn’t a register reward on the Cottonelle at my store. Sad, am very low on TP.

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        Hmm. I think the RR is an unadvertised nationwide Catalina promo that’s running right now, so I think it *would* produce even if not marked but I can’t guarantee anything.

        An alternative idea would be to go to CVS starting tomorrow and get 3 packs of Charmin at $5.99 and 2 boxes of Puffs, and use 3 x $0.25/1 Charmin from the 7/28 P&G. Pay $19.20 and get a $5 ECB back. Works out to $0.39/roll if you get the Basic or $0.53/roll if you get Ultra. I believe they’re double rolls, so a pretty good price, especially if you’re running low!

    2. Thanks for the idea. I am planning on doing that too. I bought the Cottonelle because I thought the RR would come through even though not marked, but it didn’t. The manager usually gives it to me in points if I call him after the fact, he just wasn’t in when I left.

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        I hate it when that happens! But I’m very glad you have a good manager at your store!