Deal Diva

Start 2010 off Right with Best Buys for January, Back to School (again?) and best Grocery and Drug Store Deals of the Week

by Tara McAlister


Welcome to January

It is the beginning of the month so - Go to, and and print off coupons!! Also be sure to visit and load up on e-coupons to help save for your child or grandchild’s education. It is FREE and easy!! Share this link with aunts, uncles and grandparents too!


PLUS – Go to and use the Coupons link at the top of the website to print off lots of great coupons! Just another reason to visit this great website – besides the fact I on there 2-3 days a week!


Best Deals in January

Televisions Just in time for your Super Bowl party, televisions go on sale big time in January. The TVs that were not sold over the holidays need to move out so the retailers can take on the inventory of the next model. Consider asking about discounts on demos. You won’t know unless you ask.
Bedding Take stock now. Clean out your linen closet and get rid of odds and ends you no longer use and donate to Goodwill. This is the best time to buy blankets, sheets and pillows. DID YOU KNOW that you are supposed to replace your pillows once a year?


Obviously they have a short shelf life. Consider buying one and updating it with birthdays, anniversary and addresses for an older adult. Or be on the look out with ones with great pictures and consider framing them for a cool look.

Fitness Equipment

Notice the avalanche of “I lost 24 pounds in 3 hours” commercials? This is the time that most of start to pay for all that caloric sins of the holidays. Not sure you want to invest in a brand new piece of equipment – consider Craig’s List or great retail places like Play it Again sports, or post something on a company bulletin board asking if anyone you know what to sell the model they  bought last January and are now using as a clothes hamper.
  • Winter Clothes
This is the best time to buy high quality pieces of your winter wardrobe. Choose pieces that will last year after like cashmere sweaters, wool coats and boots.

At the Grocery Store

To get you ready top watch Tom Brady play until February, you will notice lots of snacks on sale. Lots of Kraft cheese products and frozen appetizers. To help with our  guilt of overindulging during the holiday, lots of sales on Special K products, South Beach stuff, Healthy Choice products and Slim Fast.


Most kids return to school on Monday and to say the least many parents will be rejoicing. Remember to send kids with replenished supplies. It has been 4 long months since the smell of fresh crayons, markers and notebooks. Several local office supply are offering some pretty good deals this week , not as great as the ones we saw this Fall but pretty good. Many of the products being offered would be a great way to start of 2010 organized!!

Office Depot

Highlighters,  Papermate pens for $1

Binders, folders,staplers $2

72 pencils, 4 pack of Sharpies for $3

BOGO on expanding files, 19 pocket case files, composition books, 6 pack of spiral notebooks


Composition books, 1 subject notebooks, BIC pens, Copy paper $1



Special Deals at the local grocery stores

Food Lion - Buy any 5 Special K products and get $5 off instantly

Harris Teeter – Spend $25 in Proctor and Gamble products and get a FREE $10 Pre Paid visit by mail!

Lowes Food – Fresh Rewards (FR) are like cash- use them on future purchase

            Earn $3 FR when you buy 2 Tyson Chicken Products

            Earn $2 FR when you buy 1 Crest Toothpaste and 1 Scope Mouthwash

            Earn $2 in FR when you buy 4 Lowes Foods Soups and 1 Lowes Food Saltines



At the Drug Stores this Week

Rite Aid – new game starts today, with every transaction you get a scratch off ticket and you have a chance to win thousands of great prizes. Purchase special items and you will win extra tickets. See this week’s circular or website for more info! Good Luck!!


Walgreens – lots of close to freebies with their new January Register Rewards including free dish detergent.

Photo Processing 9¢ ea w/ in-ad coupon

Pocket Folder with Prongs 19¢ ea w/ in-ad coupon

Hershey’s Singles Bar Candy 1.4-2 oz 49¢ w/ in-ad coupon

Hunt’s Tomatoes Sauce 39¢ w/ in-ad coupon

Morton Salt or Deerfield Farms Baking Soda 50¢ w/ in-ad coupon

Other Rewards Programs

Nestle Register Rewards Offer: Buy $20 worth of participating products Get $5 Register Rewards Coupon. Limit 1 Reward.

Childrens Medicine Register Rewards Offer: Buy 2 Get $3.00 Register Rewards Coupon. Limit 1 Reward. See noted items on list. N/A 2 $1.00 $1.00 0%

            Cleaning Register Rewards Offer: Buy $20 worth of participating products Get $5 Register Rewards Coupon. Buy $5 Get $1 Coupon. Limit 1 Reward.

Health & Beauty Register Rewards Offer: Buy 8 participating products Get $10 Register Rewards Coupon. Buy 6 Get $6 Coupon

Loreal Register Rewards Offer: Buy $20 worth of participating products Get $5 Register Rewards Coupon towards future Loreal purchase.

Medicine Register Rewards Offer: Buy 3 participating products Get $6 Register Rewards Coupon. Buy 2 Get $3 Coupon.

Nutritional Drinks Register Rewards Offer: Buy $20 worth of participating products Get $5 Register Rewards Coupon.

Soup/Tissues/Medicine Register Rewards Offer: Buy $10 worth of participating products Get $3 Register Rewards Coupon.



For the second week in a row – CVS stands out amongst its competitors for great deals.

Special Deals on CVS Brand Items

Before you throw away your receipt – take a look – I have seen some printing $2 off $10 CVS Brand coupons!  Use with these deals below!!

wyb = When You Buy!

$1 ECB wyb CVS brand 6-pk toothbrushes $3.99

$2 ECB wyb CVS Blackhead Scrub $8.98

$2 ECB wyb CVS Apricot Scrub $6.98

$3 ECB wyb CVS Firming Moisturizer $15.98

$3 ECB wyb CVS Enriched Lotion $11.98

$3 ECB wyb CVS Smoothing & Daily Lotion $11.98

$2 ECB wyb CVS Acne Treatment $ 9.58

$1 ECB wyb CVS Nail Polish Remover $1.99

$2 ECB wyb CVS Swabs 1000 ct $6.98

$1 ECB wyb GE Almonds Twin Pack $7.99

$3 ECB wyb CVS Sensitive Tooth Paste Twin Pack $9.98

Other Deals

$6 ECB wyb Soy Joy 6ct. box at $6 limit 6 free

$3 ECB wyb Glade Fabric Spray $3.99 limit 3

$3 ECB wyb Oust Air Sanitizer at $3.99 limit 3

$1 ECB wyb (2) V8 Juices 64 oz., $3 Limit 1

$2 ECB wyb GE Energy Smart Bulbs $2.99 Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb WrinkleFree or AcneFree Kit Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb $15 Procter & Gamble Products Limit 1

Pantene Family Size $5.99

Cover Girl $7- Lashblast Mascara, Shineblast Lip Gloss, Outlast Lipstain, Smoky Blast Shadow

$5 ECB wyb $10 Nivea Body Wash, Lip Care or Lotion Limit 1

B1G1 Nivea Lip Care 0.17 oz, RP 1/03

$10 ECB wyb $35 Healthy Skin Care Products Limit 1

$3 ECB wyb $10 Soft Soap Antibacterial Refill, Ensembles Pump or Refill Limit 1

$4 ECB wyb (2) Degree or Dove Clinical $8 Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb Britney Spears Fragrance Curious, Fantasy, Circus or Believe Limit 3

$5 ECB wyb $20 in the following: Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb Men’s or Women’s Rogaine 3pk $39.99 Limit 1

$2 ECB wyb Colgate 360 Sonic or Sponge Bob Power Toothbrush $5.99 Limit 1

$1 ECB wyb Colgate Manual Toothbrush $2.99 Limit 1

$3 ECB wyb Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide 36 ct $7.99 Limit 1

$1 ECB wyb Scope Outlast 1.25 L or Crest Toothpaste with Scope Outlast 7.5 oz Limit 1

$10 ECB wyb Accu-Check Compact Plus Glucose Monitor $14.99 Limit 1

$10 ECB wyb Alli 90 ct. $39.99 Limit 3

$5 ECB wyb Slimquick $19.99 Limit 2

$5 ECB wyb (10) Powerbar Bars $1 Limit 1

$1 ECB wyb Aquafina Bottled Water12 pk $2.49 Limit 1

$2 ECB wyb (2) Colgate Total, MaxFresh or MaxWhite $2.50 Limit 1

Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee $6.99

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.88

L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence to Go Hair Color $6.88


Go to their website and select Store Coupons at the bottom and print over $120 in coupons on everything from Special K cereal bars to light bulbs! REMEMBER – Use a Target coupons AND manufacturers coupons to save a TON!

Free $10 Target Gift Card with a new or transferred Prescription--print coupon from Target website under medical--coupon expires

Family Game Night--buy one of 5 games--Sorry, Connect 4, Trouble , Guess Who and Operation for $10 and get a Free Medium Dominos Pizza--look for specially marked boxes

Free $5 Target Gift Card with the purchase of any 10 Smart Ones

Free $5 Target Gift Card with the purchase of two select Iams Cat Food