Zaycon Foods Chicken in 48 States

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Zaycon Foods chicken is coming!

If you live in one of the lower 48 states, Zayon Foods will be delivering 40 pound boxes chicken soon.   In my area the cost is $1.69 lb for never frozen boneless, skinless, hormone, anti-biotic free chicken breasts.  It’s my FAVORITE chicken!

Click HERE to place your order.

You can read my review of Zaycon Foods to learn more about the company and product.

Make sure to sign-up now and place your order before the event closes.

 

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Amazon: ZOOB Building Toys Sale-Reduced By Over 50%!

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Do you have a little builder in your life? Building things is literally one of the FEW things that can keep my boys busy for more than 15 minutes!

Today only, and while supplies last, you can  Save over 50% on ZOOB building toys!  Some items have already sold out but here are a few of my favorite deals that are left!

ZOOB Jr. 30 Piece Building Set Just $15.99

ZOOB Fastback only $8.99!

ZOOB 125 Piece Building Set only $17.99 (57% Off)

Your order will qualify for FREE shipping with Super Saver Shipping on orders over $35 or with Amazon Prime. You can also sign-up for a FREE 1-month trial of Amazon Prime HERE to test it out and see if it works for you.

Amazon Prime offers multiple benefits including:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases.
  • Access to Amazon Instant Video
  • Ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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Walgreens Coupon Matchups 5/31 – 6/6

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walgreens-coupon-matchupsWalgreens Sale Ad Coupon Mathups have been updated! Please visit the Walgreens sale ad coupon matchups page to view the entire list of deals that start today. Make sure you’re viewing the correct tab to get the right deals!

Read our updated post on how to save money at Walgreens!

  • Walgreens now participates in the Balance Rewards Program. Make sure to get your card before shopping.
  • My local stores give a 15 % discount on Tuesdays for Military members and dependents with valid Military ID.

Walgreens Balance Rewards

Buy 1 participating Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip, Get 1000 Points (=$1.00)

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Kraft Mayo, 22 or 30 oz – $2.99

  • $0.50/1 Kraft Mayo – 5-10-15 SS; Includes 22 oz or Larger Only (exp. 06/07/15)
  • $1.00/2 Kraft Mayo – 5-10-15 SS; Includes 22 oz or Larger Only (exp. 06/07/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.49
Final Price: $1.49
Buy 1; Use $0.50/1 Coupon; Includes 1000 Points (=$1.00)

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Kraft Miracle Whip, 22 – 30 oz – $2.99

  • $0.50/1 Kraft Miracle Whip Dressing – 5-10-15 SS; Includes 22 oz or Larger Only (exp. 06/07/15)
  • $1.00/2 Kraft Miracle Whip Dressing – 5-10-15 SS; Includes 22 oz or Larger Only (exp. 06/07/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.49
Final Price: $1.49
Buy 1; Use $0.50/1 Coupon; Includes 1000 Points (=$1.00)

Buy 2 participating Swedish Fish or Sour Patch, Get 1000 Points (=$1.00)

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Sour Patch Kids Candy, 14 oz – $2.00

2/$4 (or $2.99 Each)

  • $1.00/2 Sour Patch Kids or Swedish Fish – 5-17-15 SS; Includes 6.35 oz or Larger (exp. 06/27/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.50
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 Coupon; Includes 1000 Points (=$1.00)

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Swedish Fish Candy, 14 oz – $2.00

2/$4 (or $2.99 Each)

  • $1.00/2 Sour Patch Kids or Swedish Fish – 5-17-15 SS; Includes 6.35 oz or Larger (exp. 06/27/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.50
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 Coupon; Includes 1000 Points (=$1.00)

Buy 3 participating Garnier Fructis products, Get 3000 Points (=$3.00)

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Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.2 or 13 oz – $3.00

3/$9 (or $3.29 Each)

  • $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment Product – 5-31-15 RP; Excludes Trial, 1.7, 2, and 3 oz (exp. 06/27/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 3; Use (3) $1.00/1 Coupons; Includes 3000 Points (=$3.00)

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Garnier Fructis Stylers Products – $3.00

3/$9 (or $3.29 Each)Includes: Select Varieties

  • $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product – 5-31-15 RP; Excludes Trial and Travel Size (exp. 06/27/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 3; Use (3) $1.00/1 Coupons; Includes 3000 Points (=$3.00)

Buy 4 participating General Mills Snacks, Get 2000 Points (=$2.00)

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Bugles Snacks, 7.5 oz – $1.50

2/$3 (or $1.99 Each)

  • $0.50/2 General Mills Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Gardetto’s Snack Mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks – 4-19-15 SS; Includes 3.7 oz or Larger (exp. 06/13/15)
  • $1.00/2 General Mills Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Gardetto’s Snack Mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks – 4-19-15 SS; Includes 3.7 oz or Larger (exp. 06/13/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.00
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 4; Use (2) $1.00/2 Coupons; Includes 2000 Points (=$2.00)

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Chex Mix Snack Mix, 5.5 or 8.75 oz – $1.50

2/$3 (or $1.99 Each)

  • $0.50/2 General Mills Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Gardetto’s Snack Mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks – 4-19-15 SS; Includes 3.7 oz or Larger (exp. 06/13/15)
  • $1.00/2 General Mills Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Gardetto’s Snack Mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks – 4-19-15 SS; Includes 3.7 oz or Larger (exp. 06/13/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.00
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 4; Use (2) $1.00/2 Coupons; Includes 2000 Points (=$2.00)

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Gardetto’s Snacks, 5.5 oz – $1.50

2/$3 (or $1.99 Each)

  • $0.50/2 General Mills Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Gardetto’s Snack Mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks – 4-19-15 SS; Includes 3.7 oz or Larger (exp. 06/13/15)
  • $1.00/2 General Mills Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme, Chips, Bugles, Gardetto’s Snack Mix or Green Giant Veggie Snacks – 4-19-15 SS; Includes 3.7 oz or Larger (exp. 06/13/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.00
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 4; Use (2) $1.00/2 Coupons; Includes 2000 Points (=$2.00)

Spend $6 on participating Gum products, Get 2000 Points (=$2.00)

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Stride Gum, 14 ct – $0.67

3/$2 (or $0.99 Each)

  • $1.00/3 Trident, Dentyne, or Stride Gum – 5-17-15 SS (exp. 06/27/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.33
Final Price: $0.11
Buy 9; Use (3) $1.00/3 Coupons; Includes 2000 Points (=$2.00)

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 1 participating Crest or Oral-B product, Get $1 Register Rewards

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Scope Mouthwash, 16 or 16.9 oz – $2.99

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Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 Coupon; Includes $1 Register Rewards

Packaged Meats

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Butterball Turkey Bacon, 6 oz – $1.29

Final Price: $0.54

Pet Care

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Purina Beneful Pet Chow, 3.15 – 4.4 lbs – $5.99

Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $5.00/1 Coupon
Click here to see the complete list

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Week 21: Evaluate Your Success And Make Changes

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You are reading Week 21 of 52 Weeks to Eliminate Debt & Curb Spending. Please read the overview here to learn more about the series & get your FREE financial planner. If you just joined us, please start with week 1.

This week as we look at your debt relief goals, we are going to stop and evaluate your success and make changes. This is necessary, so you don’t find yourself in a rut and begin getting discouraged. Periodically pulling out your budget and list of debts to make changes is what will keep you successful financially.

Have you been able to stick to your budget? Pull out your spreadsheets for the last few months and evaluate if you have managed to stick to your budget. This is also the time to adjust for things that may have fluctuated. Perhaps utilities were more than expected.  Add in the additional funds needed to your budget, then see what areas you can subtract that from. Ultimately you want to maintain the same amount of savings and debt repayment or more.

If you’re lowered utilities or expenses – that is awesome!  Add those savings to your debt repayment plan.

Are you still in default on accounts? If you are looking at your budget and finding that you are still in significant default on accounts, you may want to go back and reevaluate our posts about when bankruptcy is a good choice and how to avoid bankruptcy. Accounts that are in default for multiple months are much harder to get in check again.  I’m still not suggesting bankruptcy, I’m just suggesting you go back and read those articles again.  I would also suggest getting professional advice if you have yet to take that step.

Have you found increased income?  Have you asked for a raise, taken on a second job or downsized? If your budget is still not providing for debt repayment, it may be time to look at these options again. Continue working on increasing your income and lowering your expenses throughout your journey to getting rid of debt.

What areas need improvement? This is when you have to just get brutally honest with yourself. Look at your spending habits. Have they changed? Check the expenses in your budget and see which ones could be lowered even further. Can you menu plan or lower your grocery budget even more? Maybe it is finally time to step toward dropping your satellite, cable or entertainment budget? Check for areas that still need improvement.

At this point in your journey, it is time to truly evaluate your success and make changes. If getting rid of debt is your goal, it is time to get serious and make some big changes to see this happen. Work smarter and harder to see your financial goals met.

Give yourself a pat on the back!   If you’ve been following along with the series and have been working to make changes, no matter how big or small, stop and give yourself a pat on the back.

Congratulate yourself on sticking with your goal to eliminate debt.  You’ve earned it!

Week 21 Challenge:

Pull out your budget and adjust as needed for current debt, expenses and savings goals.  Make a note of how much debt you have reduced in just a few months.  Stop and acknowledge your accomplishments.  It’s not all about how much further you have to go.  It’s also important to celebrate how far you have come.

Disclosure: I am not a financial adviser nor do I have formal financial training. All articles are for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as financial advice or consultation. Please consult your account and/or financial adviser before making changes to your finances. All situations are different, so please consult a professional to determine your individual needs.

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How to Save Money at Walgreens {Shopping Walgreens 101}

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Walgreens runs fantastic promotions which allow you to pick up household and personal items for cheap or even FREE. The key to making the most out of drug store shopping is to know how to combine manufacturer’s coupons with in-ad coupons and, even better, Reward Programs.

How to Save Money at Walgreens

Before we get started here are a few basic things to remember:

– Get organized before going to the store! Know what you are going to buy and have the coupons out for those products.
– Note if you need to do separate transactions and separate the coupons accordingly.
– Bring a calculator or use your cell phone (in case you need to rework a deal) and take the weekly circular ad or pick one up when entering the store.

Register Rewards (RR)
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At Walgreens you can earn Register Rewards (RR) on specific products. RR are manufacturer’s coupons that print from a Catalina machine at the register. These RR are Walgreens specific (more on that later) and are worth a certain value just like a standard coupon.

RR deals are listed in the weekly circular ad, and you will find matchup’s on my site telling you what to buy and even giving deal ideas. In the example above, for every Glade product you purchase, you’ll get $1 RR. You can use a manufacturer’s coupon on this purchase to make your out of pocket even lower.

These RR can be “rolled” to produce more RR thus lowering your total out of pocket expense. RR deals can also be combined with manufacturer’s coupons to get an item cheap, free or make it a moneymaker! This is the drug store “game,” getting paid to shop at the store!

Keep in mind:
– RR expire after 2 weeks!!
– RR can be used to purchase anything in the store, except the same item (discussed further below).

Balance Rewards Points
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Balance Rewards is the other Rewards program at Walgreens. 1000 Balance Rewards points = $1 to use on anything in the store (besides the usual dairy, stamps, prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, phone cards, lottery tickets, transportation passes, charitable donations, or money orders.)

You need to have 5000 points ($5) before you can use them. To earn points, all you need to do is look over the ad, pick which qualifying items you would like to purchase, and be sure to hand over your Walgreens card at check out. You can buy as many qualifying items as you like in one transaction, and you will earn points for all qualifying items.

In the example above, we are able to purchase 3 Dove Body Washes at “buy one, get one 50% off” and earn 3000 points. You can use coupons as well to lower your total!

Keep in mind:
– Balance Rewards points expire after one year of total inactivity on your card.
– You cannot use points to pay for a transaction where you hope to earn points.
– You will earn points if using manufacturer’s coupons and Register Rewards, but if you are doing a deal such as “spend $30 on these items, receive 5000 points” and you are using the coupons from the monthly booklets (discussed further below) your total needs to be $30 AFTER the monthly Walgreens coupons are applied.

In-Ad Coupons
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In-ad coupons are store coupons that lower the cost of an item or items. In the example above, this weekly ad contains a coupon for Arizona Tea, making them $0.50 each. The great thing about in-ad coupons is that you can combine these with a manufacturer coupon to get free or almost free items. Just make sure to watch for a quantity limit for the coupon (limit 4 in the example above).

In-store Coupon Booklets
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Monthly, Walgreen’s will have a coupon booklet located at the front of the store. This booklet contains Walgreen’s specific coupons (known as IVCs or “instant value coupons”) and can be combined with manufacturer’s coupons. These help lower the cost of items.

In the example above, the weekly ad is telling you that there is an IVC out for Scott or Cottonelle paper products. Checking a coupon database, there is also a manufacturer’s coupon out for $0.75/1 Scott paper towels. This will bring your total to just $3.24!

You can usually find a Healthy Savings Coupon Booklet by the Pharmacy and periodically ad flyer’s at the register. You don’t need to cut these coupons out, just show to the cashier and she/he will scan the coupon. Each coupon can be scanned over and over until they expire (no need to take more than one booklet!) and one scan will apply to each like item in your transaction.  If you purchase 4 products, you only need one of IVC.

Things to Know
You can purchase multiple DIFFERENT items in 1 transaction and get multiple RR to print. You can’t purchase 2 or more of the SAME products in 1 transaction and get 2 or more RR to print.  You must separate RR deals for the SAME item into different transactions to earn a RR for each item.

Example:
Pantene earns $5 RR, Keebler cookies earns $3 RR and Sure Deodorant earns $2 RR. All these items are for DIFFERENT promotions, so they can be purchased in 1 transaction giving you three (3) RR’s, totaling $10 RR received in one transaction. However, you can’t buy 2 Pantene in the same transaction and earn two (2) $5 RR; you’ll only get 1 back. So, Separate items that are the Same!

*You can purchase items that are DIFFERENT and pay with a RR; this is the only way to “roll” a RR. You can’t use a RR to purchase items that are the SAME.

You can’t use the $2 Sure RR to purchase another Sure, either the register will beep or if it allows it, you won’t get another RR printed. The key to lowering your out of pocket expense is to use RR of similar value to pay for DIFFERENT items of similar value.

Example:
You could use the $3 Keebler cookie RR to help pay for the Pantene. Better yet, find 2 items that earn the same value RR and flip flop back and forth between the 2 items.

Example:
Pantene earns $5 RR and Venus Razor earns $5 RR. Buy Pantene in 1 transaction then purchase the Venus Razor in the 2nd transaction using $5 Pantene RR, then purchase another Pantene in 3rd transaction using $5 RR from Razor and so on.

Note: if this is confusing to you, I would recommend switching between using Register Rewards on items that will earn Balance Rewards points and using Balance Rewards points on items that will earn RR. This will keep you from making the mistake of using a Register Reward on the same item or using Balance Rewards on items that are triggering Balance Rewards.

*You MUST have the same total # of items as total # of manufacturer coupons.  Remember that RR are manufacturer coupons!  Store coupons don’t count for this.  Use “fillers” (cheap or clearance items) to bring your total # of items up.

Example:
I purchased the Pantene, Keebler and Sure in 1 transaction and had a coupon for each, but I also wanted to use my RR from last weeks Diapers. I have 4 manufacture coupons but only 3 items. I must buy a “filler” item. My kids love to pick candy for good behavior but that can get costly. I had found clearance Chapstick for $0.25 awhile back so I used those as “fillers” for a long time.

You need to hand over coupons in the following order:

#1 Manufacturer’s (printable or Sunday’s paper)

#2 Walgreens coupons

#3 Register Reward

Cashiers won’t usually override and handing the store coupon before the manufacturer coupon can cause the register to beep and cause you to lose a deal. Stick with this order and you should be good.

Walgreens changed their policy recently and no longer allow a “buy one, get one free” coupon to be used with a “buy one, get one free” sale (resulting in both items free). In order to use one BOGO coupon now, you must purchase 4 participating items (2 for the sale and 2 for the coupon).

Where to use your Register Rewards:

Walgreens RR are meant to be used at Walgreens; however, Harris Teeter accepts 1 competitor’s coupon per transaction. This can sweeten a deal at Harris Teeter or let you use an RR before it expires (sometimes there are weeks that I really don’t want anything at Walgreens, but milk is cheaper at Harris Teeter than at Walgreens.

Further, if you throw away an RR or let it expire, you might as well have taken the cash and thrown it in the trash!

 Don’t miss the weekly Walgreens Coupon Matchups!

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Free Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is Back for 2015

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{Pin It} Must be registered and redeemed by May 31st! The Free Busch Gardens Preschool Pass Is Back for 2015! Get a FREE Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass for children 3-5 years old!!! For the 6th consecutive year Busch Gardens … [Continue reading]

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New e-VIC Coupons to Load – FREE Tetley Tea and 19¢ St. Ives Scrub

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Grab some great deals when you stack these e-VIC coupons with manufacturer's coupons! What are e-VIC coupons? E-VIC Coupons are electronic coupons and promotions available to you through the e-VIC program. When you purchase the qualifying products … [Continue reading]

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