Walgreens Deals of the Week

For those of you who don’t normally shop Walgreens, they use something called Register Rewards. It’s a certificate that prints out at the end of your transaction and is used like a Walgreens gift certificate. Bring it in on your next transaction and it is as good as cash!

Vitamin Water Lip Care $1.99
$2 Register Rewards when you buy one
Free after Register Rewards

Check out the rest of the deals here from Common Sense with Money and Deal Seeking Mom!

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CVS Deals of the Week

CVS is finally stepping it up and there are some good deals this week!

CVS does something called “Easy Care Bucks.” When you purchase something where you get ECB they print out after the transaction. They are basically the equivalent of CVS gift certificates you can use in your next transaction!

Dove Men + Care Body Wash, $5.49
– $5.49 Easy Care Bucks (Limit 2 per household)
$1 off of 1 Dove Men+Care Product printable
$1.25 off of 1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash or Scrubber in 1/31/10 Red Plum
Better than FREE after coupons and ECB!

There are a ton of almost free items this week and lots of printable coupons, so I am going to let Deal Seeking Mom tell you all about it!

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Rite Aid Deals for the week

For all my new readers: Rite Aid is my FAVORITE drug store to shop at. They have a program called Single Check Rebates. They mail you money back after you purchase things, and all you have to do is enter a few numbers on their website. You never have to mail anything in or cut out UPC codes. At the end of the month, they send you an e-mail and ask if you would like a check. Then they mail you a check you can take to the bank and cash!

MONEYMAKER (after rebate)

Complete Multi Purpose Solution, On Sale $7.99
– $7.99 Single Check Rebate
Use $2.00 coupon in 1-31-10 Red Plum
Final Cost: FREE + $2.00 after Single Check Rebate

Other great deals:

Colgate Total, On Sale $2.99
– $2.00 Single Check Rebate
– $1.00 coupon in 1-31-10 Smart Source
Final Cost: FREE after Single Check Rebate

Those are the only freebies, but for a list of all the deals, check out this post!

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Free Stayfree Sample

Click here for a free sample of Stayfree! They often send coupons with their samples!

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Free Sample of Hugo Boss

Click here for a free sample of Hugo Boss. After you fill out the form, you can choose which kind you would like!

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Coupon Preview for Sunday

Check out this list and see if you need to stock up on the Sunday paper!

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Free Pampers Sample (and a chance to win free diapers for a year!)

Pampers is offering a free 3 pack sampler of their Cruisers with Dry Max. Sign up for Proctor And Gamble’s Everyday Solutions newsletter (which always has great coupons and information) and they will send them to you!

In addition, randomly inserted samples will be marked with an Olympic Team USA logo- get one of the those and you will get a free year’s supply of diapers!

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Coupons for White Cloud Toilet Paper

Go to White Clouds website for some awesome coupons:

– $2 off on one 24 pack of bathroom tissue or 2- 12 packs
– $1 off one container (no size listed) of White Cloud Green Earth Bathroom Tissue or Paper Towels
FREE 4 pack of Green Earth bathroom tissue with the purchase of a 12 pack or 24 pack of regular White Cloud Bathroom tissue

Add up all these coupons and you can get some cheap bathroom tissue!

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Qdoba Coupons

Remember M.A.S.H. (not the tv show, the game). Qdoba has a new version of it you can play to win coupons! (It’s really fun, I just did it.) I got a coupon for 50% off my meal!

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Free $5 Babies R Us Gift Card- Today only

Today only you can become a fan of Babies R Us on facebook and they will give you a $5 e-gift card to spend on whatever you like!

(And while you are on facebook, join the A Frugal Chick fan page as well!)

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$9.50 in Arm & Hammer Coupons

Click here to print a batch of coupons for Arm & Hammer products. Here is a list of the coupons:

Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Vacuum Bags

Save $1.00/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent

Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Whitening Boost

Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray

Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Clumping Cat Litter

Save $.75 Arm & Hammer Clean Shower

Save $.50 Arm & Hammer Carpet & Fabric Oder Eliminator

Save $.75 Arm & Hammer Scrub Free Bathroom Cleaner

Save $.50 Arm & Hammer 2lb or 4lb Baking Soda

Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Save $1.00 Arm & Hammer Total 2-in-1 Dryer Cloths

All those under $1.00 will be doubled at Harris Teeter and Kroger, and the $1.00 coupons can be doubled at Farm Fresh on Wednesdays!

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“The Richest Man in Babylon” Cure #2

* This is the second in a seven part series based on George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon.” To see the first part, click here.

I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along. It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.

“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the fictional story of Arkad, a man who started life as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy. From his castle the King of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources. He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security.

The lessons Arkad teaches he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”. While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.

Cure #2: Control Thy Expenditures (A Frugal Chick’s translation: Reevaluate your spending!)

For many Americans, their stuff controls their lives. And they are paying for it- with interest. This “stuff” is setting the standard for what is considered normal in this country. With the average American household $10,700 in just credit card debt I say normal isn’t good. We need to reevaluate “needs” verses “wants” and decide what is really important.

Arkad says “Confuse not the necessary expenses with (your) desires. Each of you, together with your good families, will have more desires than your earnings can gratify.”

Sit down with your bank statements for the last six months and look at your spending.

– When was the last time you checked rates for car insurance (I just saved 50% by talking to my current agent- I did not even have to change companies)?

– When was the last time you called your credit card company and asked if they would lower your interest rate (yep, I did that too and it worked)?

– How often do you use your gym memberships, magazine subscriptions, Netflix account or tanning membership?

– How much money do you spend eating out? (I am SO guilty with this one!)

Each of these is a potential way to cut your expenditures- some without even changing your lifestyle. Every little bit you can cut will make it even easier to build up that savings account!

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Welcome to WVEC Viewers!

Welcome to those who were up early enough to see me on WVEC this morning! Thanks so much for stopping by to check things out! If you like what you see, please use the link on the right hand side to become my friend on Facebook. Every time I add a new post, I will do a status update, so you know the great deals as soon as possible!

On the top of the site are some short cuts to other pages:

The Masters takes you to a list of some of my favorite blogs, including some Personal Finance blogs, some that focus just on children’s items and some that are just fun!

The First Steps just kind of lays out how to start using coupons.

The Coupons Class has links to my favorite vendors who have coupons, provide rebates or pay for surveys.

Contact Me has information about how to reach me. I LOVE hearing from people who have questions about how to save money or just want to e-mail me success stories!

So come on in and stay awhile! Welcome!

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Help for Haiti

Bloggers all over the web have come together to raise funds to help Haiti. Check out this list on Money Saving Mom of over 400 blogs, many of which will donate funds just for leaving a comment!

I am going to do the same. For every comment left on this post until 1/29/10 at 7:30 a.m., I will donate $.10 to World Vision for Haiti relief. For every new friend on facebook I will donate $.25.

Along with our prayers, this is another great opportunity as a community to show our support for people who are suffering.

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Walgreens 1/24 – 1/31

Moneymaker:
Olay Quench Body Lotion, $7.99
Olay Quench in Shower Body Lotion, $4.99
$2 off of 1 Olay Hand or Body Lotion from Proctor and Gamble insert 1/17/10
$1 off of 1 Olay Bar or In-Shower Lotion from Proctor and Gamble insert 1/17/10
FREE Olay Quench Body Lotion Rebate
Better than FREE after coupon and rebate!

Carefree Pantiliners Ultra (16 pk.), $1.99
$1 off of 1
Final price: $.99

For a complete list of deals: check here!

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Rite Aid 1/24 – 1/31

For all my new readers: Rite Aid is my FAVORITE drug store to shop at. They have a program called Single Check Rebates. They mail you money back after you purchase things, and all you have to do is enter a few numbers on their website. You never have to mail anything in or cut out UPC codes. At the end of the month, they send you an e-mail and ask if you would like a check. Then they mail you a check you can take to the bank and cash!

Be sure if you are making a big purchase, you take one of these coupons with you: $5 off of $25 coupon for Rite Aid

Cadbury Creme Eggs 2 for $1
$.50 off of 2
Final price: 2 for $.50

Maybelline Mascara 40% off
– $2 Single Check Rebate
$1 adperk coupon
– $1 manufacturer coupon from the Red Plum insert 1/10/10
Final price: $1.03 money maker to 79¢

For a full list of deals, check out this post here!

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Check out the list here of the coupons that will be in the paper on Sunday. Looks like there are some good ones!

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Free Cream of Wheat Sample

Cream of Wheat would like to give you a free sample. They have seven different flavors for you to try!

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Free Biggest Loser Workout Music

Download a free album of work out music from The Biggest Loser. It’s about 60 minutes long. Here is the list of songs:

# BPM Title Originally Made Famous By
1 128 Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
2 128 American Boy Estelle
3 128 Umbrella Rihanna
4 128 Stronger Kanye West
5 128 4 Minutes Madonna
6 128 Love Story Taylor Swift
7 128 No Surprise Daughtry
8 128 Sugar Flo Rida
9 128 Paparazzi Lady GaGa
10 128 When I Grow Up The Pussycat Dolls
11 128 Second Chance Shinedown
12 128 Damaged Danity Kane

No Coupon Code is Required. Just enter a valid email address, and your download will start immediately.

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“The Richest Man in Babylon” Cure #1

*This will be the first of a seven part series based on “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason.

I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along.  It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.

“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the fictional story of Arkad, a man who started life as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy.  From his castle the King of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources.   He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security. 

The lessons Arkad teaches he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”.  While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.  

Cure # 1: Start thy purse to fattening  (A Frugal Chick’s Translation: Save Something!)

According to a recent MSN article, Americans are optimistic about the economy in 2010.  Along with their other New Year’s Resolutions, people want to build up an emergency fund. It is my belief that the current financial state of our country has finally shown people the importance of having something for a rainy day.

And Arkad’s teachings go along with this idea. He says if you earn 10 coins, you need to take 1 coin and place it in your purse, not to be removed. The satisfaction of having your purse feel a bit heavier will bring peace to your soul.

In more recent terms this is called “Paying Yourself First.” Before you pay bills, before you go out to eat, before you see a movie, you need to put something in savings. If your employer has an automatic savings plan consider using it. (For me personally, I have my employer deposit an amount of money into a savings account at a bank I do not normally use. I can get to the money if I need, but it requires a trip out of my way.)

If it seems like a small amount at the beginning, it’s okay. Every time you make a deposit, you can watch your money grow. Small amounts of money over long periods of time can give you a significant nest egg!

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.