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  • Kleenex brand Supports Healthy Schools and Kids

    This post is brought to you in partnership with Kleenex brand, which is donating Kleenex to our local school. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.


    I’ve been asked to let you know that Kleenex brand is supporting healthy kids and schools this back to school season in two ways:

    ~ Kleenex brand is continuing its tradition of leadership through innovation with new Kleenex Everyday Tissue with Sneeze Shield, which is now thicker and more absorbent to help keep the wet stuff off kids’ hands. Plus they come in a variety of portable and convenient package sizes, perfect for tossing in backpacks.

    ~ Kleenex brand is the only facial tissue that participates in Box Tops for Education, donating a total of $13MM to date. Parents can support their schools by purchasing Kleenex Tissue with Box Tops for the kid’s classroom. And most recently, Kleenex brand is donating 250,000 eBoxTops to three winning schools as part of the sweepstakes.

    There was a coupon for $0.50 off 3 Kleenex or 1 multipack in the 8/11 Smart Source, and there are lots of sales on Kleenex this time of year thanks to Back to School sales. So be sure to clip your Box Tops and turn them into your school – they can add up to big bucks!

    Morning Coffee: New CPK + Elmer’s Glue coupons, Free Bloomin’ Onion & More

    Morning Coffee is published daily and includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. 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.

    - New printable coupon for $1.25/1 California Pizza Kitchen Pizza

    - Awesome collection of carriers and spectating essentials at Zulily {casserole carriers, collapsible rolling coolers, market baskets, sports-themed cupcake kits and more!}

    - New SavingStar offer for 3% back on Elmer’s Glue purchases

    - Rare printable coupon for $0.55/1 A1 Steak Sauce

    - Free Kindle download: Gooseberry Patch’s Circle of Friends Cookbook: 25 Chili Recipes {verify that the price is $0.00 before purchasing}

    - I’ve been busy since school started winding down, and hadn’t updated the Unexpired Coupon Inserts page until yesterday! It’s now updated through the 6/2 inserts …

    - Passion for Savings: Free Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse today only

    - Rite Aid 101: 3 Wet n Wild products for 7 cents at Rite Aid

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    Why I Stopped Shopping at Rite Aid

    I have a confession: I post the Rite Aid deals every week, but I haven’t set foot into a Rite Aid store in at least four months. Maybe longer.

    It’s not that I had a bad experience, or that I don’t like Rite Aid anymore. It’s that they made a single, simple change to their +UP rewards back in September that I find discourages me from shopping there.

    That simple change: Making +UP rewards unavailable until the day after they were earned.

    At the time, Rite Aid was upfront in stating that the changes were being made to encourage customers to return to the store more. But what it means for me – and other Drugstore Game shoppers – is that I can’t roll my +UP rewards in one visit. For me (and anyone else who doesn’t have a big stash of +UP rewards to start, and doesn’t want to pay a lot out of pocket), that means conducting one transaction per visit. That might work if Rite Aid is around the corner, but for me, it’s not.

    So I stopped going to Rite Aid. The savings just aren’t worth the trouble of going several times a week.

    In the last few months, there have been several deals that I’ve planned to go for. But in the end, I’ve decided that the one deal isn’t worth the effort of going to the store, and then having to return within two weeks in order to spend the +UP rewards earned. I’d rather shop at CVS, which is more conveniently located, lets me roll my ECBs immediately, and takes expired ECBs if I don’t spend them in time.

    If you’re a Rite Aid shopper, how do you make it work?

    Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 7/21 – 7/27/2013

    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. Free Paper Towels at CVS

    BUY: 1 Just The Basics Single Roll Paper Towel @ $0.79
    USE: $0.79/1 Coupon from CVS Coupon Machine {the red scanner box near the front of the store}
    Pay: $0

    Ends 7/27.

    2. Cheap Head & Shoulders at CVS

    Deals on Head & Shoulders are pretty rare, so this is a good one:

    BUY: 1 Head & Shoulders @ $4.99
    USE: $2/1 Head & Shoulders from 7/7 P&G Insert
    Pay: $2.99

    Ends 7/27.

    3. Free Stayfree at Rite Aid

    BUY: 1 Stayfree Maxi Pads @ $2.99
    USE: $1/1 Stayfree Product printable, from 5/5 Smart Source, or from June All You
    Pay: $1.99
    Receive: $2 +UP Reward
    Net Price: FREE

    The limit on this deal is two, so if you have two coupons, you can get 2 free packages.

    Ends 7/27.

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

    Ralphs-Based Menu Plan: 7/12/2013

    I’m trying something new, and creating some meal ideas based on the Ralphs weekly ad. From this week’s deals, here are some meals you could make:

    Meal #1:
    Slow Cooker Beef Roast, using Boneless Chuck Steak @ $2.97/lb
    Sauteed kale, using Organic Kale @ $0.99/bunch
    Dinner rolls or biscuits
    Popsicles ($1/box) for dessert

    Meal #2:
    Beef Hash, using leftover beef roast from Meal #1
    Creamed Spinach, using frozen Birds Eye spinach @ $1.17
    Peaches ($0.99/lb> with Deluxe Ice Cream (2/$5)

    Meal #3:
    Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, using Farmer John Bacon @ $2.99
    Steamed rice
    Salad (Dole or Fresh Selections @ $1.99/bag; tomatoes @ $1.49/lb, avocado @ $0.99 each)
    Watermelon @ 3 lbs/$1

    Let me know what you think, and whether you’d like this to be a regular feature!