Thursday, May 29, 2014

Save your skin and money with sun protection products at CVS

Last week I volunteered to work at the MVC Baseball championships. I got to watch baseball games for free while getting free food and a free T-shirt. But another souvenir I had from the event was a sunburned face. That was a reminder for me to get some sun protection products for the sunny months ahead.

CVS has several brand on sale this week. There's a $2 extrabucks rewards deal on Coppertone Sun Care or Bain de Soleil 3.12-4 oz. (Excludes Coppertone sticks and Twin pk.) The products are on sale for $8.99 this week, but you can get a $1 coupon from the Coppertone website to save even more money.

If you need to stock up on sunscreen for the entire family, you might want to take advantage of the Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off deals on CVS Sun Care products (Excludes 10 oz.) and Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic products (Excludes stick, lip and after sun). You can save even more money with a $3/2 coupon on Banana Boat products and a $1 coupon for Hawaiian Tropic products.

For those who want a higher priced sun care product, there is a $10 extrabucks rewards deal on Vichy Sunscreen 1.7-5 oz. Prices start at $25.50.

Will bring you details in the next blog on next week's $10 gas card promotion. Some of the same brands will be available in this deal that were in the last one, but there are different items as well. Take care, all!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Smile and look pretty with oral care and cosmetics deals at CVS!

They say beauty starts with a smile, and CVS is helping its customers to keep their smiles looking their best with extrabucks rewards deals on oral care products.

CVS shoppers can get $4 in extrabucks rewards with the purchase of Crest Pro-Health 1 Liter or Whitening Rinse 16 oz. Both are on sale for $4.99 this week. And if you use the $1 coupon available on, you will get a penny back after extrabucks rewards. The offer is repeatable twice as well.

Colgate users can pick up a 6 oz. tube of  Colgate MaxClean, MaxWhite or MaxFresh Toothpaste for $2.99, and after $2 in extrabucks rewards, it ends up being only 99 cents.  Since this offer can also be repeated twice, pick up two tubes and double your extrabucks rewards.

You can get a toothbrush and whitening strips in one package with the Oral-B Stain Erasing Soft or Medium Toothbrush+Crest 3D Whitestrips Value Pack. On sale for $9.99, the $4 extrabucks rewards deal makes it $5.99 after extrabucks rewards.

For Crest users that need to stock up on a variety of oral care products, CVS also has a $2 extrabucks rewards seal on the purchase of two Crest w/ Scope 4-8 oz., Pro-Health 4-6 oz., Pro-Health 250-500ml, Clinical Rinse 8-16 oz. or Glide Floss. Save even more money with the 50 cent coupon for Crest Pro-Health or Crest With Scope toothpaste and the 55 cent coupon on Glide Floss from And if you can't make up your mind what to get, this deal is repeatable twice as well.

Rounding out the oral care deals is a $4 extrabucks rewards deal on Oral-B Power Refills 3 ct., which are on sale for $23.99. One again, that offer can be used two times.

Now for the rest of your face. All ExtraCare members have a $3 off any $15 cosmetics purchase coupon awaiting them at the ExtraCare Coupon Center. You can save even more money with the following cosmetics deals at CVS this week:

$6 extrabucks rewards with the purchase of any two Physicians Formula cosmetics
$3 extrabucks rewards with $10 purchase of ALL Maybelline Face or Eye.
$3 extrabucks rewards with $10 purchase of ALL Milani Cosmetics.
$4 extrabucks rewards with $12 purchase of ALL L’Oreal Foundation, Powder, Blush, Concealer or Eye.
Buy 1 Get 1 50 percent off ALL CoverGirl Cosmetics.
Buy 1 Get 1 50 percent off ALL Almay Cosmetics.
Buy 1 Get 1 50 percent off  ALL Revlon Cosmetics (or Beauty Tools). has coupons useable on several of these deals:

$1 off any Revlon nail product.
$2 off any Revlon foundation, BB cream, CC cream, powder, blush, concealer, or primer
$1 off two Covergirl eye products
75 cents off one Covergirl lip product (excluding Covergirl Outlast lip products)
50 cents off one Covergirl nail product
$2 off Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless or Tone Rehab Foundation
$1 off Covergirl TRUblend liquid makeup or TRUblend Fixstick concealer

L'Oreal has a $1 off any L'Oreal product and $1 off any L'Oreal eye product coupon on its website.

Hope these offers put a smile on your face. Will be searching mfor more coupons to go woth this week's deals at CVS.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Free Ajax dishwashing liquid through SavingStar

Today's SavingStar Friday Freebie is a 14-oz. bottle of Ajax Dishwashing Liquid. SavingStar will refund 100 percent of the cost if bought at a participating store, and CVS is one. They are on sale through Saturday at CVS for 99 cents. However, the SavingStar deal runs through Sunday, so although you will pay more initially if you buy it on Sunday, you still will get the full price refunded, which means more money in your SavingStar account.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

$10 gas cards are back!

When I cliked on the Sneak Peak Deal a few hours ago, I almost jumped out of my chair with joy when I saw that CVS will be having a $10 gas card promotion next week! AND there are a wide variety of items eligible for the deal that most people can take advantage of having some extra money for gas.

Eligible products are:

Select Family Size Cereals 11.5-26.8 oz. or Bear Naked Granola 12 oz. (Shown on my personal CVS ad are Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Honey Nut Cheerios, Froot Loops, and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes): 2/$6
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 22-30 oz. or Lipton Tea 20-100 ct.: 2/$6
Ragu Pasta Sauce 23.9-24 oz.: 3/$5
Colgate Total Toothpaste 4-7.8 oz., Rinse 8.4-16.9 oz. or 360º Toothbrush: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off
Select Physicians Formula Cosmetics: Starting at $7.49
ALL Axe Body Spray, Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Shower Gel, Shampoo or Conditioner: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off
ALL CVS Facial, Personal Cleansing, Deodorant, Hand/Body Lotions or Hair Care: Starting at 99 cents.
ALL OFF! Repellents or Raid Insecticides: Starting at $2.99
M&M's 9.9-14 oz.: 2/$6
Stride or Trident Gum 3 pk.: 2/$5
Sour Patch or Swedish Fish 7.2-8 oz.: 2/$4
Allegra Allergy 24 Hr. 15 ct., 12 Hr. Children's Allegra 12 ct., Liquid 4 oz. or Nasacort Allergy 60 Sprays: $11.99.
Oreo or Lorna Doone 10-15.35 oz.: 2/$6
Wheat Thins, Triscuit or Ritz 4.5-15.1 oz.: 2/$5
Chips Ahoy, Nilla Wafers or BelVita 8.8-13 oz.: 2/$6
Scott Bathroom Tissue 12-18 pk.: $7.99
Scott Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels 6 pk.: $5.49
Select Kleenex Facial Tissue: 3/$4 (Shown on my personal CVS ad are Cool Touch Upright, 184 Tissues, 10 Tissue Packs, Facial Tissue Lotion, and Kleenex Ultra Soft White 75 3-Ply White Tissues)
Wisk Liquid 33 Loads or PowerBlasts 24 ct.: $4.99
Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off
ALL Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups, GoodNites Jumbo Pk. or Little Swimmers 17-20 ct.: $8.99
Huggies Wipes 168-184 ct.: $6.99
Lawn & Garden Décor: 25 percent off
Chairs, Furniture, Sport Bottles, Cups, Coolers, Charcoal, Grill Accessories, Americana, CVS Sun Care, Summer Fashion or Towels. (Excludes CVS Sun Care 10 oz. and Zori orthotics): Starting at $1.29
L'Oréal Skin Care, Sublime Bronze, Sublime Glow or L'Oréal Advanced Sun Care 1.7-5 oz.: Starting at $3.99
Select Toys: Starting at $2.49
Adult or Children's Sunglasses: $17.99
CVS Sunscreen Continuous Spray 10 oz.: 2/$10
ALL Gillette Shaving Products (Includes Venus and Daisy): Starting at $1.19
U by Kotex Liners 50-60 ct., Pads 14-18 ct. or Tampons 18 ct.: $4.49
5-Hour Energy 6 pk.: $10.49
Select Weight Loss Supplements: $19.99 (Shown on my personal CVS ad are Creative Bioscience, Dexatrim, Lipozine, Relacore, Slimquick, Stacker 3, TriAdalean, and Zantrex)
ALL Candle-lite: Starting at $1
Atkins, Kellogg's Special K, South Beach or Slimfast Shakes 4 pk.: 2/$11
Poise Pads 45-64 ct. or Depend Underwear 18-32 ct.: $18.99

According to Sunday Coupon Preview, there will be several coupons in the RedPlum inserts in Sunday newspapers that can be used on this deal. They include:

AXE Buy 2.7oz antiperspirant & deodorant or 3oz deodorant, get 1 12oz shampoo free up to $4.99
Lipton $.40/1 tea bags, k-cups, tea & honey or iced tea mix product
Gillette $.75/1 Mach3 shave prep
Gillette $3/1 female disposable
Gillette $.55/1 Satin Care shave gel
Gillette $3/1 male disposable
L’Oreal $1/1 Paris skincare item
L’Oreal $3/1 Youth Code, Revitalift triple power and Miracle Blur or Age Perfect Glow Renewal (excludes BB cream and trial)
Wisk $1/1 item

The SmartSource also will have several coupons good on this deal, according to Sunday Coupon Preview:

Depend $1/1 product
Huggies $.50/1 baby wipes 32ct+
Huggies $1.50/1 diapers
Huggies $1.50/1 Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites diapers
Kleenex $.50/3 50ct+ boxes or 1 bundle pack
Scott $.75/1 6+ towels rolls
Scott $.75/1 8+ bath tissue rolls

The RedPlum website has the following coupon:

50 cents/1 AXE body spray has these coupons:

50 cents/1 Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch
$1.50/1 Gillette razor (excluding disposables and trial/travel size)

The L'Oreal Paris website has some coupons as well:

$1 off any L'Oreal product
$2 off any L'Oreal skincare product

On Kellogg's Family Rewards:

50 cents/1 Froot Loops cereal
$1/3 (includes Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes)
$2/2 Special K Protein Bars and/or Shakes.
70 cents/1 Special K Protein Breakfast Shakes

Finally, SavingStar has a Buy $18, Get $5 back on any OFF! products.

Hope everyone can find $30 worth of items to take advantage of this deal. If you an find more than $30 worth of items you want, the deal can be repeated three times!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bugged by allergies or other ailments? At least make them pay off for you!

While looking for coupons for the post I just wrote, I ran across a $20 gift card offer from

One must buy two of the following items:

Zyrtec Allergy
Children's Zyrtec Allergy
Sudafed PE Pressure + Pain
Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant
Benadryl Allergy
Children's Benadryl Allergy
Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain Severe

And one of the following items:

Visine-A Eye Allergy Relief
Simply Saline Nasal Spray Nasal Relief
Neosporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream
Kleenex Ultra Soft

There aren't any sizes or counts given on the form, but all items must be purchased in one transaction by May 25.

It would be nice if there were a extrabucks rewards deal that would cover all the items. However, the Neosporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream is part of a Buy $30 of Johnson & Johnson products, Get $10 extrabucks rewards deal, and  Zyrtec 24 Hr. Tablets 30 ct., Liquid Gels 25 ct. or Zyrtec Children's Dissolve Tabs 24 ct. are on sale for $18.99 this week. Also, Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues are on sale for 3/$4.

Next week Benadryl Allergy 48 count will be on sale for $7.99, and Zyrtec 24 Hr. Tablets 30 ct., Liquid Gels 25 ct. or Zyrtec Children's Dissolve Tabs 24 ct. will be on sale for 2/$30. Visine-A will be part of a Buy $30, Get $10 extrabucks rewards deal on  Aveeno, Benadryl Anti-Itch, ALL Band-Aid Brand Bandages, Neosporin, Bengay, Tena, Visine, Johnson’s Baby Care or Desitin. Additionally, all items in the deal will be Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off.  

There are some coupons available for many of the items eligible for the $20 gift card on the Healthy Essentials website:

Sudafed PE Pressure and Pain: $1
Children's Sudafed PE Nasal Decongestant: $2
Zyrtec 24 count or larger: $3
Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain: $1.50
Benadryl or Children's Benadryl: $2
Any Visine product: $1

Additionally, the Healthy Essentials website has coupons that can be used towards this week's $10 extrabucks rewards deal on Johnson & Johnson products:

Johnson's Baby Lotion: 75 cents
Johnson's Baby Washcloths: $1
Neosporin, Neosporin Essentials, Band-Aid Brand Adhesive bandages or Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand products: $2/3
Pepcid 25 ct. or larger: $1
Lactaid (32 ct. or larger): 75 cents
Benadryl topical product: $2

For next week's deal, the following coupons from Healthy Essentials can be used:

Johnson's Baby Lotion: 75 cents
Johnson's Baby Washcloths: $1
Neosporin, Neosporin Essentials, Band-Aid Brand Adhesive bandages or Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand products: $2/3
Johnson's Baby Bubble Bath: 75 cents
Johnson's Baby Powder: 75 cents
Any Visine product: $1
Benadryl topical product: $2

Another offer that is available in conjunction with the $10 extrabucks rewards deal is a free FIFA World Cup collector tin with the purchase of three Band-Aid brand products. The three purchases also must be in a single transaction. The deadline on that deal is Aug. 31.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Save on pantry items with extrabucks rewards, coupons, and SavingStar

Because of computer access issues and illness, I haven't been able to post as often as I would like. Additionally, I also haven't seen many deals at CVS that have inspired me to take the time to post anything lately.

But this week CVS weekly circular contains more extrabucks rewards deals that have been offered lately. And you won't be surprised that I picked up on the Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal on General Mills products.

The following items are eligible for this deal:

Fiber One, Nature Valley Bars 5-12 ct., Select General Mills Cereal 10.6-14 oz. or Cascadian Farm Organic 16 oz.: $2.99
Progresso Soup 18.5-19 oz., Scooby-Doo or Fruit Gushers 6-10 ct.: $1.99
Maxwell House Single Serve Cups 12 ct.: $5.99
Kraft Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Skillets 8.2-14 oz.: 2/$5
A.1. Steak Sauce 10 oz. or Kraft Miracle Whip 22-30 oz.
Chex Mix or Gardetto’s 5.5-8.75 oz.

SavingStar has deals on the following eligible items:

14 oz. original Cheerios (yellow box): 50 cents back
11.25 oz. Cookie Crisp: 50 cents back
Two  Nature Valley Granola Bars (5 count or larger), Nature Valley Granola Thins, Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares: 50 cents back
Two Scooby-Doo or Fruit Gushers 6-10 ct.: 50 cents back

To save even more on this deal, the Pillsbury website has the following coupons:

60 cents/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars (5 count or larger), Nature Valley Granola Thins, or Nature Valley Protein Bars
60 cents/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars (5 count or larger), Nature Valley Granola Thins, Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares
60 cents/1 Lucky Charms
60 cents/1 Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch

Even more coupons are available on

$1/2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, and Trix. (Note: Trix is not eligible on the deal, according to my personalized deals, but there is a 50 cents back SavingStar deal on it)
50 cents/1 Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch
50 cents/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks

Hopefully I will be able to get back to posting more CVS Tips blogs in the near future. As a matter of fact, I ran across a deal and some coupons that I just have to write about. Be back in a few.