Dec 142014
 

Although this is a past deal, it’s a great one to share! Walgreens had a deal on Finish Quantum dishwasher detergent.  It was on sale for $3.49, and offered a $1.50 register reward when buying one package. Register Rewards are specific to Walgreens, and may be used like cash on subsequent transactions. There was also a coupon for $2.25 available in our Sunday Pantagraph to utilize, so after the coupon and the register reward, the final cost was actually a quarter money maker!

Soon after the Walgreens deal, CVS offered a deal on the same detergent!  It was on sale for $3, and if you spent $20, you’d earn $10 in extra care bucks.  By buying 7, you reach the $21 threshold, and by using seven $2.25 coupons, your cost out of pocket is just $5.25.  But, you also earn back $10, so you earn back more than you spent!

Often times when there is a deal like this, stock goes quickly.  And, even with multiple stores in town, there is no guarantee everything you’d like to purchase will be available.

Fortunately, there is often a back up plan at other stores if you’re willing to consider different quantities and different final prices.  Jewel also had this product on sale for $2.99, and with the $2.25 coupon, they were only 74¢ a box!  Although not free, less than $1 for a box of dishwasher tabs is a phenomenal price, and because this particular sale wasn’t advertised as widely as the Walgreens and CVS deal, stock was much more available.

CVS also came through again with another phenomenal deal helping me stretch my monthly budget!  Maalox was on sale for $6.49, and if you bought $20 worth of product, you’d earn back $10 in extra care bucks.  I bought four for approximately $26, but used four $5 coupons found in our Pantagraph!  My cost is now $6, but I earned back $10, making it not only free, but giving me an extra four dollars to use on other items that don’t often have coupons!

By taking advantage of these amazing store promotions, and using coupons from the Sunday paper, or our printables at http://encouragehope.org/coupons, you’re able to purchase items that are used regularly for very inexpensively.  And, because it’s important to have 6-8 weeks worth of items on hand, so you aren’t buying at the store’s pricing discretion, these deals give you enough to use until the next big deal rolls around!

Dec 112014
 

kroger

 

Here are some of my favorite deals at Kroger this week.  Remember, many of these would be great to donate to individuals in need.  You may have family members, friends or neighbors who are struggling, and a bag of groceries could mean the world to them!

Eggs $1.25 per dozen
Del Monte Canned Vegetables 2/$1
Yellow Onions 99¢/lb.
Eckrich Franks or Bologna $1 per package
Doritos and Ruffles $1.99 (must buy 4 mix/match products)
Domino Sugar 4lb 99¢ (must buy 4 mix/match products)
General Mills Cereal $1.49 (must buy 4 mix/match products)
Keebler Cookies $1.50 (must buy 4 mix/match products)
Mott’s Apple Juice 64oz $1.69 (must buy 4 mix/match products)
Hunt’s Tomatoes $1
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars 99¢ (must buy 4 mix/match products)

Dec 102014
 

There are some great deals today!  Stock up for your family, and purchase for others in need, too.

 

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Eggs are 99¢ per dozen! Wow!
7Up is 89¢ per 2 liter, and we have a $1 off 3 printable coupon here.
Ragu Pasta Sauce is just $1.50 each, and when you buy two, you’ll receive Free Pasta!
Kleenex Facial Tissue is $1! This is a great outreach donation.

JewelOsco

There is a $5 off $50 purchase in the ad!
Honeycrisp Apples are just $1.99 per pound.
Tyson Grilled & Ready Strips are 2/$5.  This is a tremendous deal!
Coffee-Mate Creamer is $2.29 for the 16oz bottle.

cubs

Coffee-Mate Creamer is $2.79 for the 32oz bottle!
Kraft Cheese Singles are $2.50 each.
Tony’s Pizzas are 5/$10.

 

Dec 072014
 

With three different sales cycles, there are always deals available for our community outreach projects.  Our updated donation request list may be found at http://encouragehope.org/outreach-opportunities/.

walgreens
With an in-ad coupon, you may purchase Swiss Miss hot chocolate for 99¢.
With an in-ad coupon,Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup for 75¢.

Stride, Dentyne, and Trident Bum (14-18 pieces) is 3/$2, and you’ll earn 1000 balance reward points.  1000 points is equal to $1, so your net cost is 3 packs of gum for $1.  These are great stocking stuffers, but we also put gum in every Hope Package for new patients at our community cancer center.  Donations are always appreciated.

Firefly Kids’ Toothbrush Single or Three Pack are on sale for $1.99, and you’ll earn $1 register reward (to be used like cash on a subsequent transaction).  Your net cost is just 99¢.

cvs

Palmolive  10oz Dish Soap is 99¢. (Limit 10)
Dean’s 1 Gallon Milk is $2.99, and you’ll earn $1 Extra Care Bucks (to be used like cash on a subsequent transaction).

meijer

Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup is 69¢ (without coupons!).