Week 9: Free Coupon Class

It’s Week 9 of the Free Coupon Class, and we’re talking about GIVING. If you’ve been doing your couponing right, you’re undoubtedly picking up some things you do not need.

Should you bother picking up free things you don’t need?

I say yes, and here’s why: Giving to others is one of the best things you can do. No matter who you give to, if they need it – you are helping out.

Read below on where I donate my items!

Have you ever opened your pantry to find too much stuff?

Has all that CVS stockpiling started overcrowding your house? Do you ever find yourself not knowing what to do with yet another free shampoo or online freebie? We’ve all seen what the pantry can look like. Many of us are already donating many of these things to local organizations and shelters, which is fantastic. I’m asking you to think about sending some of these items much further.

What is Stockpiling for Africa?

Stockpiling for Africa is a way for you to help send the best of those free items to kids who need it more than ever. I started a non-profit organization, Hope Runs, which has been featured widely in many magazines and newspapers. This organization works with AIDS orphans in East Africa. Early on, I lived in one of the orphanages for six months, and now I spend my time traveling back and forth to continue the work.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, basic medical and toiletry expenses are incredibly high for local people, and local orphanages. Most interestingly, the costs of many items (many imported) is grossly higher than the cost of regular food products when looking at proportional wages. Although orphanages may regularly receive food donations, they rarely receive donations of soap, feminine products, medicines and all other manner of toiletry products that the children regularly need – the very items that cost so much for local people to purchase.

Out in the USA, though, many of us frugal types are getting some of these items free every day! I started reading frugality blogs, playing the grocery game, and regularly requesting free samples even on things I don’t use so that I can send them to the kids we work with in Africa, and I am looking for more people to help in the effort!

How does it work?

You collect any and everything you can. Then, when you have enough that you’d like to pass it along to Africa you can send the items to me my organization (you will receive a receipt for your in-kind donation through the US government):

Saving Money Plan at Hope Runs
2831 Prince
Berkeley, CA
94705

However, I know that many people will want to save the cost of shipping, and so in this case please contact me at savingmoneyplan@gmail.com. Our volunteers regularly are flying in and out of many US cities and so it may work easily for us to have someone swing by your city and pick up a big load!


What kind of items can I donate?

Think high value, high use.

Feminine products, vitamins, medicines, band-aids, toiletries, shampoos, lotions, soap, makeup (goes only to those of age!), detergent, conditioner, pens, pencils…the list goes on!

Can I donate food?

Only high value, low space foods like power bars, protein bars, and instant drinks. (No bags of chips to Africa!)


Why is this important?

There are so many reasons, but suffice it to say that the words in the picture below (written by one of our students) says it all: “This is our gift from our God, we have to use it.

Why give to Africa when I can give in my home community?

It’s great to give anywhere and I thank you for doing so!


Where can I get more information? What do I do if I have more questions?

Please email me at savingmoneyplan@gmail.com. Thanks!

Coupon Class Week 3 (2/1/10)

Welcome! We’re now in week 3 of the ten week couponing course. Go here to learn more about the free couponing course. Also, make sure to brush up on the week 2 assignment.

This week we’re going to get over $64 in items at Walgreens for less than $5 using the premise of coupon match-ups. We’ve talked about this before, but let’s refresh:

What are Coupon Match Ups?

Week 3 is all about starting the more complex process of matching up coupons or “coupon match-ups”. Coupon match-ups are when you pair up different types of coupons and use them together.

There are two main types of coupons:

  • manufacturer’s coupons
  • store coupons

Manufacturer’s coupons are the coupons that come in the Sunday newspapers, or perhaps in a magazine you are reading, or inside the box of a product you buy. They are made by the manufacturer of the product and say so on the coupon.

Store coupons are coupons that a particular store puts out. Walgreens and CVS have weekly fliers with weekly deals and coupons you can use for that week.

One of the keys to saving big money and getting hundreds in free toiletries and household items every month is in matching up manufacturer’s coupons with store deals. When you learn how to do this, you can start getting amazing amounts of freebies each week! This is what we will be doing this week – doing coupon match ups at CVS to get free items and even make money on items!

At this point in the coupon course we are still not cutting any coupons, so these are all easy to print off the internet coupons for this week. However, I want you to start saving the Sunday papers you received every week and put them in a box or drawer as I explained in the Introduction. We will start using them next week!

Walgreens uses a system called Register Rewards, which are similar to ECBs at CVS. Register Rewards print out when you make your purchases and the cashier gives them to you when you get your receipt. You can use them on your next transaction as if they were cash. However, if you use a register reward to buy something, you do NOT get change back.

The biggest difference between a register reward and an ECB is that a register reward cannot be used for the same product – or the same brand. So, let’s say you do a deal where get $2 in Register Rewards for buying Nivea lotion. You cannot then use that same Register Reward to buy more Nivea. Instead, you’d have to use it to buy another product. It can be confusing, but we’ll start simple this week.

Also make sure to stock up on printable coupons below!

Picture 7

At Walgreens this week you can get the following things FREE (and a couple for only $1 dollar!):

Week 3 Assignment

Here are the deals below I want you to try:

1. Blink Tears $7.99

Get $7.99 Register Rewards

Use $1.50 coupon here

OR Use $2 coupon from 1/31 Sunday paper (if you have it)

Final price = FREE plus $2 moneymaker

2. Zicam Cold Sore Gel Swabs 10 ct. $10

Get $7 Register Rewards

Use the $3 peelie on the box

Final price = FREE

3. Joint Juice $10

Get $10 Register Rewards

Use buy one get one free coupon here

Final price 2 free

4. Vitamin Schick Lip Care .14 oz $1.99

Get $1.99 Register Rewards

Final price FREE

5. Soft & Beautiful Relaxer Kit or Texturizer $4.99

Get $4 Register Rewards

Final price $.99

6. Accu Chek Aviva or Compact Plus Blood Glucose monitor $14.99

Get $14.99 mail in rebate on box

Get $5 Instant value coupon from Walgreens in-store coupon book (exp 1/31)

Final price FREE plus moneymaker

7. Scalpicin medicated wipes $5.99

Get $5.99 Register Rewards

Use $1 coupon here

Final price FREE plus $1 moneymaker

8. Buy 2 or more of the following Advil or Thermacare products and get $5 Register Rewards

Thermacare Arthritis 12HR Neck/Shoulder 3ct $7.99 or Thermacare Heat Wrap Back L/XL 2ct $5.99

Use $3 coupon here

or Use $1 Thermacare coupon from 1/31 Sunday paper

or Use $3 Thermacare coupon here (must register)

Advil Liqui-Gels 40ct$4.49, Advil PM Caplets 20ct $4.49, Advil PM Liqui-Gels 16ct $4.49, Advil Caplets 50ct $4.49, Advil Gel Caplets $4.49 or Advil Pain Relief Tabs 50ct $4.49

Use $1 Advil coupon here

Use $2 Advil PM coupon here

Final price as low as $1!

Steps on How to Get the Items:

1. At home, print out all the printable coupons you need.

2. At the store, make your purchases and hand the cashier your printable coupons. If you buy all these items, you will spend out about $49 + taxes after the printable coupons you give the cashier plus taxes.

NOTE: If you would rather not spend all that out of pocket, then you should split up the purchases above into multiple transactions.

Here’s how:

First buy items 1 and 2, then use those register rewards to buy the next few items on the list! Then if you’re up for it do a third transaction for the remaining items!

3. The cashier will ring you up and will give you $42 in Register Rewards.

4. Go home and send in the mail-in rebates to get another $15 back!

That’s it!

After making your purchases, makes sure to ail in any necessary mail-in rebates based on which items you purchased and wait to receive those checks back! Congratulations!  If you want to see more deals this week to try your hand at some other combinations, make sure to check out the full list that Budget Saving Mom compiled at Saving Money Plan.

CVS Freebies and Deals: 11/1-11/7

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Rene over at Budget Saving Mom did a great job on the CVS coupon match-ups this week and wants to remind you to look for the $4/$20 CVS coupon in the holiday coupon booklet! Make sure to check out her great blog over at Budget Saving Mom!

Deals

Remember: Be on the lookout in your store for a $4 off $20 coupon in a CVS Holiday Savings Book.

Buy $10 of Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills 3 ct. or holders $2.50
Get $3 extra care bucks (limit 3)
Use free oil holder coupon when you buy Refill coupon here
Use coupon for Free Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill when you buy any Scented Oil Candle Holder from 11/1 Sunday paper
Use buy 2 get 1 free Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill packs coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Use $2 off 2 Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills coupon from 9/20 Sunday paper
Final price as low as FREE

Deal Scenario:
Buy 6 refills and 6 holders.
Use (2) free holders when you buy refill coupons (you can print 2 per computer)
Use (4) free refills when you buy holder coupons
Use (3) $2 off 2 refills coupons from 9/20 Sunday paper
Final price FREE plus $3 back for 6 refills and 6 holders

Get $15 off Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs (original price $19.99) DVD when you buy $20 of select Coke or Mar’s Items
Use $2 Ice Age coupon from here
Final price for DVD $2.99
Coke 12 pack products 3 for $11
Glaceau Vitamin Water or Smart Water 3 for $4
Mar’s Holiday Minis $2.50 ea
M&M’s 9.9-12.6 oz $2.50 ea
Use $1 off 2 candy coupon from RP 10/11 Sunday paper
Final price for candy $2
Final overall price will vary

Revlon Eye & Lip Cosmetics; buy one get one free; prices start at $3.90
Use $1 coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $.95 each (if you use 2 coupons and buy 2 products @ $3.90)

Clairol Nice n Easy or Gray Solution $5.99
Get $1 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $2 coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler $3.50
Get $2 extra care bucks when you buy 2 (Limit 1 )
Use $1 off 2 coupon from 10/11, 11/1 Sunday paper
Use $1 styler coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $1.50

Listerine Total Care 16.9 oz, Reach Toothbrush 2 pack, Reach Floss 30 yd. $3.99
Get $1 extra care bucks when you buy 1 (Limit 3)
Listerine
Use $2 coupon from 4/26, 3/15 Sunday paper
Use $1 coupon from 6/14 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $.99
Reach Toothbrush
Use buy one get one free coupon from 4/26
Use $1 coupon from 10/18, 6/14, 3/15 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $1.50 each (if you buy 2)
Floss
Use $1 coupon from 10/4, 614, 3/15 Sunday papers
Use $3 off 2 or $5 off 3 coupon from 8/2 Sunday paper
Use $3 off 3 Reach Floss and Reach Toothbrush and Listerine Antiseptic SS coupon from 3/15 Sunday paper
Use $.50 coupon from 3/15 Sunday paper or here
Final price as low as $.33 each

Colgate Total Advanced 5.8 oz. or Total 7.8 oz $2.99
Get $1 extra care bucks (Limit 2)
Use $1 coupon from 10/25, 10/11 Sunday paper or here
Final price $.99

Buy $10 Oral-B Pulsar Power or Manual Toothbrush single pack; prices start at $2.69
Get $5 extra care bucks Limit 1
Use $.75 or $1 coupon from 11//1 Sunday paper
Use $.75 coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper
Final price varies

Plackers Dental Flossers 90 ct. $2.99
Get $2 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $1 coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price FREE

Gillette Disposable Razors 2-12 ct. $5.99
Get $2 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $1, $2, $3 coupons from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $.99

Schick Quattro Power Razor with 1-2 cartridges or cartridges 4ct $7.99
Get $3 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $2 coupon from 10/4 Sunday paper
Final price $2.99

Prilosec 42 ct. $24.77
Get $5 extra care bucks (Limit 2)
Use $3 coupon from 11/1, 10/11 Sunday paper
Use $7 off 2 coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $16.27 each

Softsoap Ensembles Hand Soap Pump & Refill 8.3 oz $7.99
Get $4 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $1 coupon from CVS Flu booklet
Final price $2.99
NOTE: There was a $3 coupon for the base and hand soap pump in some 10/25 Sunday papers. There was a free base when you buy soft soap ensembles pump in other 10/25 Sunday paper. If you are able to get both of these coupons, and use both with the $1 coupon, you can get both for free. However these coupons did not run in the same paper, so you would have to get them from somewhere like couponclippers.com.

Metamucil Powder, capsules 120-160 ct., or Clear & Natural 11.7 oz. at $9.39
Get $3 extra care bucks (Limit 5)
Use $2 capsules coupon or $3 Clear & Natural coupon or $1 any coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price as low as $3.39

Coke 2 liter 2 for $3
Get $1 extra care bucks when you buy 2
Final price $1 each

Lipton Tea pack 16.9 oz. $5.99
Get $2 extra care bucks
Final price $3.99

Buy $50 of Itune Gift cards and get $10 extra care bucks (I like to get these as presents.)

Olay Pro-X
Get $5 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $5 coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper
Final price $10 off original price

Buy $14 of Olay Body Wash 16-23oz. or Olay Quench Lotion20.2oz.
Get $5 extra care bucks (Limit 1 )
Use $1 off 2 or $1 off 1 coupon from 11/1, 10/11 Sunday papers
Use $1 lotion coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price varies

Halle Fragrance; prices start at $12.99
Get $5 extra care bucks (Limit 3)
Final price as low as $7.99 each

Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System $14.99
Use $14.99 mail in rebate in box
Final price FREE

Tums E-X sugar free 80 ct. $3.99
Get $1 extra care bucks (limit 2)
Use $2 coupon from CVS flu booklet
Final price $.99

Pampers Diapers or Pants Jumbo Pack $8.99
Use $1.50 coupons from 11/1 Sunday paper
Final price $7.49

University Medical Wrinkle Free Eyes, Face Lift Kit, Retinol 4x cream, or patches 4 ct.
Get $5 extra care bucks (Limit 1)
Use $5 coupon here
Final price varies

Buy $20 of the following and get $10 extra care bucks Limit 1
Afrin Nasal Spray 0.5 oz $6.50
Use $1 coupon here
NeilMed Sinus Rinse kit, Refills 100 ct., or NasaFlo Neti Pot $11
Use $3 coupon here
CVS/Pharmacy Saline Nasal Spray 1.5 oz $3.50
Ricola Drops or Lozenges $2
Use FREE Ricola Natural Berry Cough Drops when you buy Ricola Cough Drops coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper
Cepacol Lozenges 16-18 ct. or Spray 0.75 oz $4
CVS/Pharmacy Cough Drops 25-30 ct $1
Vicks Vapor Rub 1.76 oz $5
Use $1 coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper
Use $.55 coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Tylenol Cold, Sinus 20-24 ct., Cough, Cold, or Sore Throat Liquid 8 oz.$6
Use $1 coupon from 10/4, 9/13 Sunday paper
Use $3 off 2 coupon from 9/13 Sunday paper
Robitussin Liquid 4 oz. or Cough & Congestion Caplets 20 ct. $5.50
Use $2 coupon here (Must register)
DayQuil or NyQuil Sinus LiquiCaps 12 ct., or Dayquil Mucus Control DM Liquid 10 oz. $5
Use $1.50 coupon from 11/1 Sunday paper
Use $1 coupon from 10/11 Sunday paper
Sudafed 24-hr 10ct., Original 48 ct., 12-HR 20 ct., PE 20-36 ct., or OM Spray 0.5 oz. $7
Use $2 off 1 or $4 off 2 coupons from 10/4 Sunday paper
Use $2 (12) hour coupon here (bottom left of screen)
Use $2 triple action coupon here (bottom right of screen)
Final price varies

See the full list of deals here.

Walgreens Freebies and Deals: 8/9-8/15

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Rene over at Budget Saving Mom did her great work again this work on matching up all the Walgreens coupons! Make sure to check out her great blog over at Budget Saving Mom!

DEALS THIS WEEK –

Back to School Deals

Bic Round Grip Pens 8-pack 2 for $1
Use $1 off 2 coupon from 8/9 Sunday paper
Or use
printable coupon here
Final price FREE

Backpacks buy one get one free $9.99

Penway 2-pocket folder $.19 with in ad coupon
Penway Highlighter or Jelly Belly Scented Pen $.19 with in ad coupon
Penway Notebook Filler Paper $.49 with in ad coupon
Penway 1-Subject Notebook $.49 with in ad coupon
Elmer’s Glue 4 oz 2 for $1 with in ad coupon
Black or Color Printer Cartridge Refill $9.99 with in ad coupon

Other Deals

Colgate Total Enamel Strength toothpaste 4oz $2.99
Get $2.99 Register Rewards
Use $1 or $.75 coupon from 7/26 Sunday paper
Final price FREE plus $.75 or $1 back

Listerine 500 ml, Reach Toothbrush, Reach Floss 30 yards 3 for $9
Get $6 Register Rewards back
Use $5 off 3 or $3 off 3 Reach toothbrush and Reach floss and Listerine or from 3/15 Sunday paper
Use $1 or $2 Reach toothbrush coupon from 6/14 Sunday paper
Use $3 off 2 or $1.50 off 2 or $1 off 1 coupons from 8/2 Sunday paper
Use $1 coupon from 6/14 Sunday paper
Final price as low as FREE PLUS $2 back

Crest Spin Brush Pro $7.89
Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $2
coupon here
Final price $2.89

L’Oreal products, all skincare products 25%; buy $20 and get $10 Register Rewards
Use $1 or $2 coupon from 8/2 Sunday paper
Final price varies

Jergen’s Naturals Lotion 16.8 oz $5.99
Get $5 Register Rewards
Final price $.99

Buy 2 Neosporin/BandAid Products get $4 Register Rewards
Deal Scenario
Buy (2) Band Aids $2.99 ea
Total = $5.98
Use (2) $1 off coupon from 6/28, 8/2 Sunday paper
Total = $3.98
Get Back $4 Register Rewards
Final price FREE

Deal Scenario 2
Buy 2 Neosporin $3.99 ea
Total = $7.98
Use $2 coupon from Walgreen’s Activity Book coupon (This is a store coupon. You can buy this book for $.99 at some Walgreens.)
Use (2) $1 coupons from 5/17, 6/28, 8/2 Sunday paper or
here
Pay $1.98
Get $4 Register Rewards
Final price FREE plus $2.02 back

Glade Flameless Candle, Lasting Impressions Plug-Ins, or Sense & Spray $6.99
Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $3 coupon from 8/2 Sunday paper/July All You
Use $4 coupon from August All You
Final price as low as $.99

Tresemme Hair Care 3 for $11
Get $5 Register Rewards
Final price $2 each

Axe products 25% off
Buy 3, Get 1 Movie Ticket Buy 5, Get 2 Movie Tickets (This is a Monthly Deal.)
Use $1 or $1.50 coupon from 5/17 Sunday paper
Use $1.50 coupon
here
final price varies

Ecotrin 45 ct. $1.99
Use $2 coupon from 5/17 Sunday paper
Use $2.50 coupon
here
Final price FREE

Puff’s Facial Tissue 6-pack To-Go or Family Size 3 for $5 with in ad coupon
Use $1 coupon from 8/2 Sunday paper
Final price 3 for $4

Act Mouthwash or Rinse $2.99
Use $1
coupon here
Final price $1.99

Campbell’s Soup $.79 with in ad coupon
Use $1 off 2 coupon
here
Final price $.29 each

Rene has some other great deal scenarios laid out for some of the more complicated deals, so go check them out here.

Week 3: How to Coupon Ten Step Course

Welcome! We’re now in week 3 of the ten week couponing course. Go here to learn more about the free couponing course at Choyster Cash. Also, make sure to brush up on the week 2 assignment or the week 2 bonus assignment.

This week we’ll be dipping our feet into where the real goldmine in couponing lies, and we’ll get over $40 in free products at Walgreens by combining coupons with the Register Rewards deal and other store deals. To remind yourself what Register Rewards are, reread this lesson from last week. I’m very excited about all the deals you’ll be getting, and hope that you remember to do your assignment this week!


What are Coupon Match Ups?

Week 3 is all about starting the more complex process of matching up coupons or “coupon match-ups”. Coupon match-ups are when you pair up different types of coupons and use them together.

There are two main types of coupons:

  • manufacturer’s coupons
  • store coupons

Manufacturer’s coupons are the coupons that come in the Sunday newspapers, or perhaps in a magazine you are reading, or inside the box of a product you buy. They are made by the manufacturer of the product and say so on the coupon.

Store coupons are coupons that a particular store puts out. Walgreens and CVS have weekly fliers with weekly deals and coupons you can use for that week.

One of the keys to saving big money and getting hundreds in free toiletries and household items every month is in matching up manufacturer’s coupons with store deals. When you learn how to do this, you can start getting amazing amounts of freebies each week! This is what we will be doing this week – doing coupon match ups at Walgreens to get free items and even make money on items!

At this point in the coupon course we are still not cutting any coupons, so these are all easy to print off the internet for this week. However, I want you to start saving the Sunday papers you received every week and put them in a box or drawer as I explained in the Introduction. We will start using them next week!

Week 3 Assignment Overview

Let’s go to Walgreens! (If you don’t have a Walgreens, there will be a bonus class on Wednesday to give you a bunch of deals at CVS. However, make sure to read through the class below so you start to get a feel for what a coupon match up is!)

First, let’s look at what it means to do a coupon match-up using a Register Reward deal at Walgreens and a manufacturer’s coupon. Remember that Register Rewards deals print at the bottom of your receipt when you purchase items at Walgreens. Remind yourself more about Register Rewards here.

Here is an example of one of the easy “coupon match ups” I’ll as you to do this week. Aquafresh Advanced Toothpaste costs $3 and has a current Register Rewards deal where you get $3 back. If we combine this deal with a manufacturer’s coupon we can make money!

Aquafresh Advanced Toothpaste costs about $3 and we can get back $3 in Register Rewards. So, if we purchase the item at the register using this $1 coupon here, we will end up making $1. We will pay out $2 and receive $3 in Register Rewards printed on the bottom of the receipt for future purchases at Walgreens!

Here is the whole list of deals at Walgreens that I want you to do this week using internet coupons.

1. Aquafresh Advanced Toothpaste $3
Use $1 coupon here
Get $3 Register Rewards
= free plus $1 back (this is called “overage” and it means the money you make free!)

2. AccuCheck Meter $14.99
Get $14.99 Rebate in the box
Get $5 in register rewards
= free plus $5 back (so this is $5 in “overage”!)

NOTE: (If you do not need this item, or any item on the list, you should either not buy, buy it to sell at a garage sale, or buy it to donate to someone. I accept many donations for the AIDS orphans I work with in Africa, but there are also many local charities that would love these items. Read more about donating your items here.)

3. Dial AntiOxidant Body Wash (travel size)–$0.99
Use $1/1 printable here
= free

4. Organix Shampoo or Conditioner– Buy One, Get One Free sale
Find bottles with “Try Me Free” mail-in rebate offer on the bottle and buy 2
= two bottles free!

5. Speed Stick/Lady’s Speed Stick $2.99
Get $2 Register Reward
= $.99

6. Skintimate Shaving Cream $1.99 with In ad coupon
Use $1 coupon from here for Skintimate
= $.99 each

7. Edge Shaving Cream $1.99 with In ad coupon
Use $1 coupon from here for Edge
= $.99 each

Week 3 Assignment Steps:

1. Print out all the internet coupons listed above in the seven deals that are needed to match up

2. Get out your calculator and calculate exactly what you should be spending in the store out of pocket after the cashier takes these internet coupons (this is important)! Know your total before the cashier tells you! If you buy all the deals listed above (to donate to other, to sell at a garage sale, or for your own use) you will spend about $28 out of pocket (OOP) before taxes. You will recieve $10 in Register Rewards and $21 in Mail-In Rebates.

  • $28 = Spent out of pocket before taxes, coupons, and register rewards
  • $10 = Received back in register rewards
  • $21 = Received back in mail-in rebates
  • FREE = total spent by you! If you bought all the items above, you would have paid tax on about $28 of purchase cost (depending on your state about $2-3) and received $31 back ( a profit of $3). Then you would have used two stamps for your mail-in rebates. WOW!

3. Go to the store and buy your products. Check your receipt on the way out to make sure everything was rung up correctly.

4. Mail in any necessary mail-in rebates based on which items you purchased and wait to receive those checks back!

Congratulations! You just got over $40 of items free! If you want to see more deals this week to try your hand at some other combinations, make sure to check out the full list that Budget Saving Mom compiled at Choyster Cash this week.