Don't miss out! Get Chief Family Officer's free daily roundup:


WHAT'S HOT RIGHT NOW:

  • Check out Chief Family Officer's Christmas Pinterest board for lots of recipes, activities, and festive ideas!
  • Recently read and enjoyed: Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Enter for a chance to win a $20 Target Gift Coin! And click here to see all of our current giveaways.


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

    FacebookTwitterPinterest

    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.


    I paid just $2.49 for an 11×14 poster – it made a great birthday gift for Grandma! {New customers only.} Affiliate banner via Escalate Media Network

    Top Five Best Deals This Week: 8/4/2013

    FacebookTwitterPinterest

    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 at Staples

    This week at Staples, you can get filler paper for $0.01 with a $5 purchase, 5-packs of mechanical pencils for $0.25, free-after-rebate pens, copy paper, and photo paper, and free-after-coupon dry erase markers. Get the details.

    Ends 8/10.

    2. Cheap Up & Up Crayons at Target

    24-count packs of Up & Up crayons are just $0.25 this week at Target. But to make the deal even better, there is a printable Target coupon for a FREE pack of crayons when you buy 2. So you can get 3 packs of crayons for $0.50, or just $0.17 each!

    Ends ?

    3. Free Nail Polish at CVS

    BUY: 1 Revlon Nail Polish @ $4.99
    USE: $2/1 Revlon Cosmetic from 7/28 Smart Source
    Pay: $2.99
    Receive: $3 ECB
    Net Price: FREE

    There has been some question in the past about whether nail polish is a “cosmetic” but according to posts I’ve read on the coupon forums, Revlon’s customer service has confirmed that it is.

    The limit on this deal is 6, so if you have enough coupons, you can get up to 6 free bottles of nail polish!

    Ends 8/10.

    4. Cheap Quilted Northern Bath Tissue at CVS

    BUY: 1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush or Ultra Soft & Strong Bath Tissue 12-pk @ $6.99
    USE: $1/1 Quilted Northern Ultra from 7/14 Red Plum or Soft & Strong printable
    Pay: $5.99
    Submit for: $0.75/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush or Ultra Soft & Strong Bath Tissue Ibotta offer
    Net Price: $5.24

    That works out to $0.44 per double roll, which is an awesome price for bath tissue, and especially for Quilted Northern. There are separate Ibotta offers for Ultra Plush and Ultra Soft & Strong, so you could do this deal twice if you have two coupons.

    Ends 8/8 (when the Ibotta offer expires).

    5. Free Toothpaste or Toothbrush at Walgreens

    BUY: 1 Colgate Total Advanced or Sensitive Toothpaste or 360 Toothbrush @ $3.49
    USE: $1/1 Select Toothpaste from 7/28 Smart Source or $1/1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush from 7/28 Smart Source
    Pay: $2.49
    Receive: $2.50 Register Reward
    Net Price: FREE

    If you have multiple coupons, you can do this deal more than once so long as you only buy one item per transaction.

    Ends 8/10.

    York Photo
    Banner ad via MySavings.com.

    Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 7/29/2013

    FacebookTwitterPinterest

    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 Skippy Peanut Butter at CVS

    There is a rare coupon for Skippy peanut butter that gets you a good deal at CVS this week:

    BUY: 4 Skippy Peanut Butter @ $2.50 each
    USE: 4 x $0.55/1 Skippy Peanut Butter
    Pay: $7.80
    Receive: $3 ECB
    Net Price: $1.20 each

    Note: You’ll need two computers to print 4 coupons. If you can’t get that many, you can print 2 from one computer, an then buy two of the following to complete the ECB deal:

    Best Foods Mayo @ $2.99 (use $0.50/1 Best Foods Mayo from 7/28 Red Plum)
    Ragu Pasta Sauce @ 3/$5 (use $0.20/1 or $0.40/2 Ragu from 7/28 Red Plum)
    Bertolli Pasta Sauce @ 3/$5 (no coupons available)
    Lipton Tea Bags @ $2.99 (use $0.40/1 or $0.50/1 Lipton Tea Bags from 7/28 Red Plum)

    Ends 8/3.

    2. 15% off Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic Gift Card at CVS

    This week at CVS, you’ll get a $15 ECB when you spend $100 on any Gap brand card. That’s 15% off! Use it on sale items, and order online through a cash back site like Ebates or Mr. Rebates, and get an even better deal. Limit 1.

    Ends 8/3.

    3. 20% off iTunes Gift Card at Rite Aid

    This week, Rite Aid is offering a $5 +UP reward when you buy a $25 iTunes gift card. That’s 20% off! With gift card offers like these, you never have to pay full price for an app or movie. Limit 2.

    Ends 8/3.

    Click here to see all of this week’s Best Deals

    Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 7/15/2013

    FacebookTwitterPinterest

    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. Better-than-free Clear hair care at Rite Aid

    BUY: 1 Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo or Conditioner @ $4.99
    USE: $1/1 Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Product printable
    AND USE: $2/1 Clear Hair Care July Video Values printable
    Pay: $1.99
    Receive: $1 +UP Reward
    Submit for: $1.25/1 Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Shampoo or Conditioner Ibotta rebate
    Net Price: $0.26 profit

    Learn more about Ibotta here.

    Ends 7/20.

    2. Free Reach Toothbrush at Rite Aid

    BUY: 1 Reach Manual Toothbrush @ $2.99
    USE: $1/1 Reach Brand Toothbrush printable {use zip code 77477 here}
    Pay: $1.99
    Receive: $2 +UP Reward
    Net Price: FREE

    The limit on this deal is 2, so you can print two coupons and do the deal twice for 2 FREE toothbrushes!

    Ends 7/20.

    Click here for all of this week’s Best Deals

    Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 7/8/2013

    FacebookTwitterPinterest

    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. iPhone, iPad and iPod Gift Card Offers at Target

    It’s rare for Apple to offer significant discounts, or let retailers mark down their products much. So this week’s Target Gift Card Deals on select Apple products are really fantastic:

    • $50 Target gift card WYB $499.99 iPad 16GB
    • $40 Target gift card WYB $329.99 iPad mini 16GB
    • $25 Target gift card WYB $149.99 iPhone 5 16GB
    • $20 Target gift card WYB $229 iPod Touch 5th Gen 16GB
    • $10 Target gift card WYB $99.99 Apple TV

    I’ve never noticed before, but Target has a trade-in program for cell phones, and they’ll give you an extra $25 toward a new iPhone if you trade your old phone in. It looks like I could trade in my 4S for $149, get $25 toward a new phone, and get a $25 gift card … so, a $49 profit before taxes, with a new 2-year contract. Crazy!

    Ends 7/13.

    2. Back to School Deals at Staples

    I’ll have a separate Back-to-School Deals roundup with details later, but this week at Staples, you can get erasers, index cards, pens, and copy paper for a penny each.

    3. Free Photo Paper at Staples

    Also at Staples this week, you can get free photo paper after coupon and rebate:

    BUY: 1 Staples 4″ x 6″ Photo Plus Paper (item no. 648177) @ $9.99
    USE: Staples coupon for $2 off Staples Photo Plus Paper + Rebate
    Pay: $7.99
    Submit for: $7.99 Easy Rebate
    Net Price: Free

    Learn more about Staples Easy Rebates here.

    Ends 7/13.

    Click here to see all of this week’s Best Deals

    Top Five Best Deals This Week: 7/1/2013

    FacebookTwitterPinterest

    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.

    Sorry to get this week’s post up so late … I had trouble finding deals that are truly outstanding. So I may add to the list as we get more new coupons (we should since it’s the beginning of the month!), but for now, I offer only five deals.

    1. Cheap Simply Lemonade at Walgreens

    BUY: 1 Simply Lemonade @ $1.99
    USE: $0.75/1 Simply Lemonade or Simply Limeade
    Stack with: $0.50/1 Simply Orange or Lemonade July Walgreens IVC Coupon Booklet {found with weekly ads in-store}
    Pay: $0.74

    I don’t ever remember seeing the big bottles of Simply for less than $1, so this is a phenomenal deal! (And if you don’t have a Walgreens, you can get bottles for $1.25 at Target this week.)

    Ends 7/6.

    2. Possible Moneymaker on Bayer Aspirin at Rite Aid

    Prices for this deal might vary, but you should be able to get some aspirin for free or a slight moneymaker:

    BUY: 2 Bayer Aspirin @ $3.29 each & B1G1 50% off
    USE: $2/1 Bayer Aspirin Product from 6/23 Red Plum
    Pay: $0.94
    Receive: $2 +UP Reward
    Final Price: $1.06 moneymaker

    The limit on this deal is 2, so if you have 4 coupons, you can do this deal twice.

    Ends 7/6.

    3. Free Raspberries at Ralphs {and possibly all Kroger stores}

    Starting Wednesday (7/3), Driscoll’s raspberries will be on sale for $0.99 at Ralphs. I’ve seen reports that you can get a $1/1 Driscoll’s product coupon if you sign up for Driscoll’s Rewards Program. If so, you can get raspberries for FREE after coupon!

    Ends 7/9.

    4. Free Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Crunch for Ralphs/Kroger Shoppers

    On Friday (7/5), Ralphs/Kroger shoppers can load a digital coupon for one free Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Crunch.

    7/5 only.

    5. Free Produce at Target

    If you receive Target’s mobile coupons, there is a mobile coupon for $1 off fresh produce. (If you don’t have it, text JULY4 or FRESH to 827438). I also received a $1 off produce coupon via snail mail in a Target mailer. Use the coupon to get free corn (on sale for 5/$1), or free bananas ($0.25 each). There may be other great deals as well (I seem to recall my store carrying avocados for around $1), so keep an eye out!

    Ends 7/6 for corn {price for bananas is regular price at my store}.


    Banner ad via Escalate Media Network