Tuesday, November 9, 2010

36 Bags of Hope to the Women's Shelter!

This past weekend, my husband and the kids helped me deliver 36 Bags of Hope to the Helen Wright Women's Shelter in Raleigh.

It is a wonderful place that house 36 single ladies in recovery and working towards independent living.

Things have been busy here, still not healthy yet but I will be posting a few finds as I still have approx 30 Bags of Hope to make. I will hopefully get them out in time for Christmas.

On to my next project of BackPack Buddies - I will be scouring for deals with coupons to fill these as well.

BackPack Buddies is something I am starting at my son's elementary school. It allows us to fill a backpack with food for the weekend for children who otherwise may not eat from Friday at lunch until school breakfast on Monday morning.

I am super excited about this so I will be posting soon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rite Aid - Glucose USB Monitoring System - Money Maker

Rite Aid has an incredible deal on their Bayer Glucose Monitoring Systems for Diabetics who need to check their blood sugar often

Original price is $79.99
This week it is on sale for $29.99

The best part is if you go to the Rite Aid Ad Perks Rewards and watch a 30 second commerical you can get a $40 coupon off the whole system. These coupons are Rite Aid Video Values Coupons and can stacked on top of manufacturers coupons.

How does it work when the coupon is largest then the cost of the item?

Buy 1 Bayer Glucose Monitoring System - $29.99
Buy 12 Qtips Packages - .99 Each - $11.78

Before Coupons - $41.77 plus tax

Use - $40 Video Value Coupon off the Bayer Monitoring System
Total After Coupon - $1.77 plus tax

This coupon is taking off the whole $40 even though the system is only $29.99 so you have $11 in overage to go towards other items.

The only thing with this is that you need to purchase at least another $11 in item in the same transaction, as Rite Aid does not give money back as cash. So anything you spend up to $11 will essentially be free.

Here in Raleigh at The Open Door Clinic in Raleigh they give medical care to the poor and homeless and they accept all sorts of donations such as medical items, bandages, over the counter medication.

So the monitoring system will go to someone in need and all the Qtips will be put in the Bags of Hope that I am working on for all the women at the Helen Wright Homeless Shelter - for a few dollars out of pocket it is a win win situation for everyone!

Even if you pick up the monitor and use the coupon it will cost you nothing out of pocket except the tax. Remember this is an $80 machine that you are getting for free - please consider donating to someone in need, it could actually save someones life.

Please consider helping!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rite Aid - FREE Makeup

Rite Aid has a great deal on NYC makeup and it is FREE without any coupons.

Buy one NYC eye color, or lip color makeup and get a NYC Nail Enamel Free


NYC Lip color - $1.99
NYC Nail Enamel - $1.99
Cost before Coupons: $3.98
After Deal - $1.98 Out of Pocket
Receive $1 UP Reward for each NYC purchased, so you receive two $1 UP Rewards

So each time you do it you actually make .02

There is a $1 coupon in the October issue of All You Magazine or use the $1.00 coupon from the All You website.

Use two coupons and this turns into a $2.00 Money Maker

I was able to buy 3 lip glosses and three nail enamel on the same transaction and the $1 Up reward printed out for each item, so all 6 items for free.

This is a great thing I will be placing in the Bags of Hope for the women at the shelter.

Also a great idea for Christmas gifts for teenage girls that are also featured in the next month at on the Angel Trees put up by the Salvation Army.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rite Aid - Halloween Candy - Super Cheap!!

Here is the best deal that I have found for Halloween Candy.

The kids seem to need a bag for every party that they go to and there are a lot so I need to stock up for the week and for Halloween night!

Fun Size/Snack Size Candy or Snacks - 2/$5


Buy 10 Fun Size Candy = $25
Total before Coupons - $25

Use the following Coupons:

$4/20 Rite Aid Video Value Coupon
(3)$1.00/3 Reeses Kit Kat Candy - Smart Source Manufacturers Coupon
$1/1 Non Prescription Purchase - Video Value Rx Services Coupon
$1/1 Non Prescription Purchase - Video Value Wellness Coupon
$1/1 Kit Kat or Reeses - Video Values Coupon (from October)

Total After Coupons: $15

Receive: $10 Up Rewards when You buy $25 of participating candy

Total After Coupons and Up rewards: $5.00

10 Bags of Candy for $5 or .50 a bag!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walgreens Deals starting 10/24

I am on quest to fill 36 Bags of Hope for the Helen Wright Women's Shelter by this Thanksgiving.

So far it is going pretty well - I will post later my stats but I believe that I have delivered 30 bags to different shelters so far - so this will be the biggest one time donation and will take some planning.

Thankfully one of my friends wants to help me pack them up :)

Here is a scenerio to get the most for your money this week at Walgreens.

All these items either go into the Bags of Hope or will be delivered to other shelters.


Transaction #1:

Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
Before Coupons: $3.49
USe the $1.00 Coupon form the Smart Source insert from last week or go to the Colgate Website and register, you will be able to print out a $1.00 from there
Receive: $3.49 Register Reward
$1.00 Money Maker
After Coupons : $2.49 Out Of Pocket

Transaction #2:

Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
Before Coupons: $3.49
USe the $1.00 Coupon form the Smart Source insert from last week or go to the Colgate Website and register, you will be able to print out a $1.00 from there
Receive: $3.49 Register Reward
$1.00 Money Maker
After Coupons $2.49 Out Of Pocket

Transaction #3

Contac Cold & Flu - $6.00
Before Coupons: $6.00
Use $2 off Coupon from the Glaxo Website
Receive $6.00 in Register Rewards

Walgreens Pantiliners - .50 use the Walgreens in ad coupon
Buy 2 = $1.00

Instant Hand Sanitizer - $1.00 Each
Buy 2 = $2.00

Total Before Coupons: $9.00
Total After Coupons: $7.00

Use the two $3.49 Register Rewards from Transaction #1 and Transaction #2 = $6.98

Out of Pocket = .02

Total $4.98 for:
2 Colgate Toothpaste
Contact Cough & Cold Medicine
2 Packages Pantiliners
2 Hand Sanitizers

Shelters are in short supply of cold medicine for the Winter - so please consider donating!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rite - Free Medicine - Money Maker

Thanks for all the well wishes - I am feeling a lot better.

That being said, there are many deals to be had at Rite Aid this week in regards to over the counter medicine.

The following items are FREE after the Rite Aid Single Check Rebate Program.

Simply register online and input the information that it asks and you will receive your check at the end of the month.

To Sweeten the deal use the $5 off $25 coupon to make money on the purchase.
You can find the coupon here: http://www.redplum.com/pages/viewoffer.aspx?id=1603650

Boirion children's chestal honey homeopathic cough syrup 4.2 ounces - $4.99
use $1.00 off coupon here: http://www.boironusa.com/files/boironwebcoupon.pdf
Receive a $4.99 Single Check Rebate

Children's oscillococcinum natural flu medicine - $4.99
Find $1.00 coupon here http://www.boironusa.com/files/boironwebcoupon.pdf
Receive a $4.99 Single Check Rebate

Dr Thompson Cold Buster Warming Syrup - 4 ounces - $6.99
Receive a 6.99 Single Check Rebate

Theramax Allergy or Cold & Flu Spray .5 ounces - $6.99
Get $6.99 Single Check Rebate

Children's Chesteal Honey Cough Syrup - $4.99
Children's oscillococcinum Natural Flu Medicine - $6.99
Dr Thompson Warming Syrup - $6.99
Thermax Cold & Flu Spray - $6.99

Total before Coupons: $25.96

Use the following Coupons:
$5 off $25 Rite Aid purchase (hand them this first!)
1.00 off Chesteal Honey Cough Syrup
$1.00 off Oscillococcinum Medicine
Total after coupons: $18.96

Receive $25.96 in Single Check Rebates from Rite Aid

Total After receiving rebates & coupons: $7.00 Money Maker

If you or your family do not use these medication, consider donating them to a local shelter they always in desperate need of over the counter medication especially during the winter months.

I did the above transaction and with $7.00 I made I was able to buy three Toy Story toys for the upcoming Toys for Tots Drive.

Check your local Rite Aid for summer toys on clearance these were great toys at 75% off.

Really - is there a reason not to donate the medicine - you walk away $7.00 in your pocket?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thank you

I have been down and out for a while with a nasty virus that landed me in the hospital for four days.

Thank you so much to all my friends who helped me and my family by providing rides, childcare, food etc..

Hopefully I will be blogging soon once some medical issues are cleared up.

I am very thankful for my husband who has been keeping things going at home and steping into my 'MOM' shoes.

Now if I could only get him to go out and get all the great deals to be had......wishful thinking :)