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  • Best Deals This Week: 11/25/2013

    Best Deals of the Week

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    When I started this series several months ago, I didn’t give any thought to what it would mean the week of Black Friday. There are far too many deals this week to compile into one manageable “Best Deals” list. So I’ll just highlight a few of my favorite deals below, and let you know where you can see a full list for deals at that store:

    1. CVS – through Tuesday, 11/26

    Among my favorite deals at CVS the first half of this week are some gift card deals:

    • Buy $75 in iTunes or App Store Gift Cards, Get $20 ECB, Limit 1
    • Buy $100 in GAP Brand Gift Cards, Get $25 ECB, Limit 1
    • Buy $150 PayPal Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard, Get $50 ECB, Limit 1

    Note that the terms of the PayPal MasterCard are rather unfavorable – you’ll need to pay a $4.95 activation fee, which still leaves you with a whopping $45.05 moneymaker! But as long as there is a balance on the card, you’ll be charged a monthly fee of $4.95. Therefore, I recommend using the card immediately and closing the account as soon as possible to avoid any additional fees. You can read all of the PayPal MasterCard terms here. Also note that this is apparently a regional deal, but it’s in my online CVS ad so it should be available in Los Angeles, and possibly all of SoCal.

    My current ad says it’s valid through 11/26, and then Black Friday deals start on Thursday, 11/28. So I’m not exactly sure if these deals will still be available on Wednesday. View all of the CVS deals here.

    2. $5 Moneymaker at Walgreens

    BUY: 1 Swisse Product 60ct @ $10
    USE: $5/1 Swisse Product from 11/24 Smart Source
    Pay: $5
    Receive: $10 RR
    Net Price: $5 moneymaker

    Ends 11/30. There are other good deals through Wednesday, and starting Thursday, you can get free Crest, Blistex, and other freebies! See all of the Walgreens deals here.

    5. Rite Aid – through 11/30

    Rite Aid has some discounted gift cards this week, including:

    • Buy 1 $50 iTunes Gift Card, Get $10 off with in-ad coupon, Pay $40, Limit 1
    • Buy $25 in participating Movie Gift Cards, Get $5 +UP, Limit 2
      Includes: AMC, Fandango, and Regal Cinema
    • Buy $75 in participating Shopping Gift Cards, Get $10 +UP, Limit 2
      Includes: American Eagle Outfitters, Bass Pro Shop, and Sears

    There are also some great freebies at Rite Aid this week! See all of the Rite Aid deals here.

    4. iPad Deals at Target

    Target’s Black Friday deals include $100 gift card offers on iPads and $75 gift card offers on the iPad Mini! If you have a Target RedCard with the 5% discount (or a 5% off coupon from Target Pharmacy), you could do the following:

    BUY: 1 iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB @ $479.00
    5% Disount: -$23.95
    Pay: $455.05
    Receive: $100 Target Gift Card
    Net Price: $355.05

    For comparison, a 16GB Wifi iPad Air is over $500 at Amazon. Note: The 5% discount doesn’t always apply, and while I *think* it will apply to the iPad deal, there may be some fine print excluding it.

    Valid 11/28 – 11/30. See all of the Target deals here.

    5. Free Reusable Bag + 20% off at Staples

    Through tomorrow, you can use the printable coupon here to get a FREE reusable bag at Staples, plus 20% off everything you can fit in it (with restrictions, of course).

    Ends 11/26.

    6. Free Photo Canvas from Canvas People

    For a limited time, get a FREE 8×10 photo canvas from Canvas People. I’ve ordered from them several times and been happy with the results {I’ve given the canvases as gifts to the grandparents, who were thrilled}. Shipping starts at $14.95.

    Ends ?.

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