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Are you Throwing Away Money?

Are You Throwing Away Money?

Chances are the answer is YES! 

Expiration Dates

Many people see an expiration date and panic.  If it’s passed the best buy/use by date, they will immediately throw it away…and that may be throwing away money for no reason!

That product may still be good.  Did you know most items are not even required by law to have an expiration date? Manufacturers put an expiration or best buy date on voluntarily. 

Why would they do this? 

Well, look at all those people who toss an item when it’s passed the date they put on the package. Now all those people will go out and BUY a new one. That’s more sales for the company.

That’s not to say items never spoil. Depending on the product and how long after the date, some items will still be safe to eat, but won’t be as fresh.  However, some will need to be tossed. So another reason they put a use by/sell by/expires date is to cover themselves.

But think about this….

How could the manufacturer possibly know the exact date an item will be “less fresh” or spoil? They can’t.

Many factors come into play. Was it shipped properly? Handled properly? Stored properly?

I am NOT saying that you will never throw away food. Some items WILL need to be tossed, but others are still quite safe to consume. Use your judgement when deciding whether or not an item is still safe to eat or if you should throw it away. If it looks or smells funny, throw it away, even if it is BEFORE the use by date.

Did You Know?

There are stores out there that sell products passed their sell by/use by dates? I am lucky enough to have one such store about an hour away from me.

It’s called The Auction Store in Swansea, Massachusetts. Let me tell you, the money I save is well worth the time and gas to go there! I’ve purchased candy bars for 25 cents, small bags of Oreos for 10 cents, milk, bacon, tons of frozen food, cereal, K-cups, and so much more!

Let’s not forget to mention the owners. When you go there, it’s like you are part of a family.  It’s such a different atmosphere than when you go to a large supermarket chain.

In conclusion,  if you buy something at the supermarket that they have at these salvage stores, you are throwing money out the window!  

 

 

Earning Station- Earn Gift Cards

There are a lot of survey sites out there, but not all of them are worth your time.

I would spend 10 minutes answering questions and then it would say I didn’t qualify. Don’t you hate that? What a waste of my time!

Well, you can actually accumulate a decent amount with this site fairly quickly. Then trade them in for gift cards. 

You can earn by…

  • Answering polls
  • Answering surveys
  • Watching videos you want to watch anyway
  • Playing Games
  • Shopping

GO HERE to start earning now!

WARNING: Your money earned expires! I used to visit the site almost daily but then life gets in the way. I didn’t know earned money expired and I lost over $22.00 for being inactive 🙁 If you aren’t active in 90 days, you forfeit all your earned money. So I suggest cashing in frequently.

Up to $500 FREE at JCPenney

It’s back!!!!!!!

Head over to JCPenney on Thanksgiving Day where they will be passing out coupons again!

If you went all the previous times I told you, you know they go quickly so get there EARLY!

You could get up to $500 in free merchandise, but the least you will get is $10!

Coupons will be either $10 off a $10 purchase, $100 off a $100 purchase, or $500 off a $500 purchase! WOW!

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. One per person.

My store is opening at 2 PM on Thanksgiving Day to pass these out. Check with your local store, as hours may vary by location.

Top 1% Saver in RI!

WOW!

I’m honored to say that I just received an Email from CVS saying that I was in the top 1% of savers at CVS in the state of RI!

If you want to save, too, be sure to check out my posts where I list breakdowns of my favorite deals.  Just look in the “Shopping Deals and Savings” category or do a search on this website for “CVS”.

YOU could be saving, too!!

CVS deals 11/12- 11/18

Here are my favorite CVS deals for the week of 11/12-11/18!

More will be added during the week!

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Care Products 

  • On sale buy 1, get 1 FREE. Get 2.
  • If you didn’t do this last week, submit the mail-in rebate to get a free Gliss product (up to $7.99). That makes BOTH OF THEM FREE!

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara  

  • On sale for $4.99 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday ONLY! This is a 3 day sale!
  • Get back $4.00 in Extrabucks, so it’s like it’s only 99 cents!
  • Check for coupons at the kiosk in store. I had a $2 off Maybelline coupon, making this FREE plus a money maker!

Hershey’s Holiday Kisses, miniatures 7.2-10 oz or Kisses Deluxe pouch 15 ct 

  • On sale for 2/$5 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday ONLY! This is a 3 day sale! Buy 2.
  • Get back $2 in Extrabucks for buying 2, making it like it’s only 2/$3.00 ($1.50 each)!

Wet ‘n  Wild Gift Set 

  • It’s back! Get $4 Extrabucks back when you buy a Wet ‘n Wild gift set.
  • Pick one for $4.99.      $4.99-$4.00= like it’s only 99 cents!

Colgate Max 6 oz or 2in1 toothpaste 4.6 oz 

  • On sale for $2.99.
  • Use 50 cents off manufacturer’s coupon in the CVS app. $2.99- $.50= $2.49. (or print a coupon here)
  • Get back $2 in Extrabucks, so it’s like it’s only 49 cents! Limit 2!

AirHeads 2 oz or gum 14 ct  

  • On sale for 99 cents.
  • Get back 99 cents Extrabucks, so it’s like it’s FREE!

Lindt Lindor Truffles 

  • On sale buy 1, get 1 one 50% off. Buy 2.
  • Use (2) $.75 off coupons found here.

Monster Energy or Java 

  • On sale 2/$4.50. Buy 2.
  • Get back $1 Extrabucks for buying 2, so it’s like it’s only 2/$3.50 ($1.75 each)!

Xtra Laundry Detergent 

  • 51 oz on sale for $1.49. No coupons necessary.

Wet ‘n Wild Cosmetics (excludes gift sets)

  • Spend $15, get $10 Extrabucks back! So it’s like you get $15 worth of make-up for only $5.00!

TRESemme shampoo, conditioner 28 oz or select stylers

  • On sale 2/$8.00. Buy 2.
  • Use $3 off coupon found in most Sunday papers. $8-$3= $5 for 2 items.
  • Get back $2 in Extrabucks, so it’s like you get 2/$3.00! ($1.50 each!)

Select Colgate Manual Toothbrushes 

  • On sale $3.99. Buy a Colgate 360 toothbrush.
  • Use a 75 cents off coupon found here. $3.99-$.75=$3.24
  • Get back $3 in Extrabucks, so it’s like it only cost  24 cents! Limit 2 so print off 2 coupons and get 2 at this AMAZING price!

Salma Hayek’s Nuance Make-up

  • Most make-up in on clearance for only 99 cents each! The liquid foundation came up regular price. However, the nail polishes, concealer, blush, eyshadow, etc were all 99 cents each

**Must use your CVS rewards card to get sale prices, use app coupons, and earn Extrabucks.

**Prices and coupons may vary by location.

CVS Deals

Here are my favorite deals at CVS this week! (Thru Oct 21st)

12 packs of Pepsi Soda

  • Packs of 12 cans of Pepsi soda are on sale 3/$10. Must buy 3.
  • Use $1.00 off when you buy 2 coupon here. $10-$1= $9.00 for all 3.
  • Get $1.00 cash back via Checkout51. Hurry! Ends October 18 at 11:59PM! $9-$1=$8.00
  • Get 25 cents back via Ibotta for making any purchase . $8- .25= $7.75 for all (3) 12 packs! ($2.58 each 12 pack!)

Xtra Laundry Detergent 51 oz

  • On sale for $1.49. No coupons necessary!

Tide Simply Clean Laundry Detergent

  • 40 ounce on sale for $2.94.
  • $1.00 off coupon in the CVS app. $2.94-$1.00=$1.94

Select Colgate Toothpaste 

  • On sale for $3.49.
  • Get back $2 Extabucks. $3.49-$2.00=$1.49.
  • Limit 2, so you can buy 2 and pay $6.98 and get back $4 in Extrabucks. So it’s like it’s $2.98 for both!

U Fitness 

  • On sale buy 1, get 1 50% off.
  • $1.00 off coupon in app.
  • $2.00 cash back via ibotta when you buy 2.
  • Price varies depending on which products you purchase.

Always or Tampax

  • On sale for $3.99 each. Buy 5.
  • $3.99 x 5= $19.95.
  • Spend $20, get $5 Extrabucks (It’s only 5 cents less so you will still get the $5 Extrabucks. $20= $5= $15 for all 5.
  • There are coupons here for either 75 cents off 1 or coupons for $1.50 off 2 (still ends up being 75 cents each package). Mix and match and use whichever ones you want, as long as you end up having 75 cents off each package. 75 cents x 5 = $3.75 off. $19.95-$3.75= $16.20.
  • There’s a $2 off when you spend $8 CVS coupon in the app. Send it to your card. $16.20-$2.00=$14.20
  • $14.20- that $5 Extrabucks you get back = $9.20 for all FIVE packages! That’s like only $1.84 each! 
  • Some people also have a $2.00 off 2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant tampons in the app. Use that instead of (2) 75 cent off coupons so get an additional 50 cent savings!

Don’t want to stock up? Consider donating a few boxes to a shelter.

Irish Spring Body Wash 

  • On sale for $3.99.
  • Get back $1.00 in Extrabucks. $3.99-$1.00=$2.99.
  • There was a $1.00 off coupon in most Sunday papers. If you don’t have it, you can print one out here. $2.99-$1.00= $1.99!

Jumbo pack Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups, Good-nites 

  • On sale 2/$20. Buy 2.
  • Get back $5.00 Extrabucks. $20-$5=$15.00
  • Use the $2 off coupon in the CVS app. $15-$2= $13 for BOTH! ($6.50 each!)

Covergirl Cosmestics

  • Spend $12, get back $4 in Extrabucks.
  • Savings depend on what you buy, but there are $1.00 off coupons here. Use one for each product you buy.
  • There is also a $3 off $12 Cosmetics coupon in the CVS app.

Maybelline Cosmetics

  • Buy 2 get $5 Extrabucks.
  • Buy 2 Baby Lips $4.49 x2= $8.98
  • Get back $5 in Extrabucks=$8.98-$5= $3.98 for both ($1.99 each!
  • OR
  • Buy 2 eyeshadows for $3.79 each. $3.79×2=$7.58
  • Get back $5 in Extrabucks= $7.58-$5=$2.58 for both ($1.29 each!)

Candy

  • Hershey’s snack size bags are on sale for 3/$9.00.
  • There is a $3 instant coupon you can get at the red coupon center in store. $9.00-$3= $6.00 for all 3 bags.
  • Most Sunday papers had a $1.50 off coupon. $6-$1.50=$4.50 for all 3! (only $1.50 each!) If you don’t have the coupon from the Sunday paper, it’s $2 per bag, which is still a good deal.

*Must use CVS rewards card to get sale prices, coupons at red kiosk, and Extrabucks.

*Coupons and prices may vary by location.

SAVE EVEN MORE!

Pay for your purchase using a discounted gift card! GO HERE and you will get $5 off your first purchase!