Stephanie's Savings

December 2, 2012

Stephanie Wysong

This is a great week for coupons. We get a Redplum and Smartsource this week with almost $100 in value. The inserts this week have several great coupons including high value coupons for Gillette. There are also coupons for toys, personal care products, household products, pet, candy, and more. So make sure you grab your copy or two of The Lima News.

This week at CVS be sure to stop by the Coupon Center to scan your Extracare card. Youíll get a coupon for $5 off a $25 fragrance purchase. There is a great deal on Right Guard Defense products this week. The body wash and deodorant are both on sale for $2.99, there is a $3-off-two printable coupon, plus youíll earn two $1 Extrabucks with your purchase. Deal scenario: Purchase one Right Guard Defense 5 deodorant and body wash for $5.98 total. Use the $3-off-two printable coupon (found on, pay $2.98 and get two $1 Extrabuck rewards. Your final cost is only 98 cents for both items!

If youíre purchasing an iTunes gift card this year check out the CVS deal. You will get $10 in Extrabucks when you purchase a $50 iTunes gift card.

Another great deal this week is for Pampers diapers. They are on sale for $9.99, use the $2 printable coupon, pay $7.99 and get back a $4 Extrabuck reward. That makes these diapers only $3.99. See for example scenarios and step-by-step instructions on how to get started at CVS this week, and how you can earn $5 for every $25 you spend at CVS.

If you need holiday decorations or cards check out Rite Aid. All of their holiday decorations and cards are 50 percent off this week. Purchase a $50 Applebeeís gift card and get back a $5 Up reward. Check out the coupon in the Rite Aid ad this week. You can get $10 off your purchase of an American Express Prepaid card. See ad for details.

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How do you save money during the holidays? Do you watch for store promotions? Make your own gifts? Share your tips by emailing Stephanie at

At Walgreens this week you can get home dťcor picture frames for your home 50 percent off. You can also find tons of small stocking stuffers that are super cheap this week. These are also great for making little on the go activity sets for the car. Several toys are buy one get one 50 percent off or purchase three and get one free.

How to coupon:

Iím going to share my savings tips for the holidays this week. As mentioned above, you can use your rewards. You can also take advantage of department store promotions. J.C. Penney constantly has coupons out. Most of the time they are for $10 off a $25 purchase. Use the coupon when items are on sale and you can really save a lot, plus with that coupon youíre only paying $15 for those products. My favorite store is Kohlís. You can purchase just about anything there and they always have great promotions. I highly recommend a Kohlís credit card. You get exclusive discounts by having the Kohlís card. Their promotions run both online and in-store. Currently, you can sign up your email address for Kohlís email alerts and receive a $10 coupon. Kohlís also takes manufacturer coupons, which helps you save even more.

Another way to save during the holidays is to follow a coupon blog, such as mine. Throughout the day, deals are posted. Some deals, especially during the holidays, are only available for a limited amount of time. Last week there was a deal where you could purchase a $20 Toys R Us gift card for only $10. While $10 for a $20 gift card is awesome, some people had credits that they were able to use toward their purchase and they scored that $20 gift card for free. Thatís $20 worth of free stuff! Another deal posted was to receive a $15 credit when you joined a clothing website. That means those people were able to get $15 worth of clothing for free and only had to pay shipping. Between coupon deals at the stores, rewards that you can use towards items that donít have coupons, to online shopping and following deals, you can really save a lot during the holidays. For more information and to see my savings for the holidays so far this year, head over to

All deals mentioned in this column are provided with current knowledge of deals and coupons available. All are subject to change without notice. Stores reserve the right to limit sales.