Buy (2) Red Baron Pizzas 2/$12.98
** (Save $2 instantly when you purchase (2) Red Baron pizzas. See store for coupon)
Get (1) FREE pound Hormel ham when you purchase (1) pound WD deli cheese in a single transaction.
Buy (2) Pantene shampoos or conditioners 2/$11.98
MEAT, CHICKEN, FISH
Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken breasts (save up to $4.59)
Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken thighs (save up to $3.99)
Sanderson Farms skinless, boneless chicken leg quarters (save up to $1.79)
WD pork steaks or country style ribs (save up to $3.69)
WD skinless, boneless chicken breasts or tenders (save up to $10.99)
WD brand beef sirloin steak (save up to $9.99)
Mama Lucia Italian style meatballs (save up to $7.99)
Butterball turkey lunchmeat (save up to $3.99)
Nathan’s beef franks (save up to $5.69)
Louis Kemp crab snack delights (save up to $3.49)
Ocean Café crab cakes (save up to $8.99)
Fisherman’s Wharf whiting fillets (save up to $7.99)
Mrs. Smith’s cobblers (save up to $6.79)
Edy’s ice cream (save up to $6.79)
Entenmann’s loaf cakes (save up to $4.29)
Nature’s Own or Natural Grain bagels (save up to $4.29)
Thomas’ plain English muffin (save up to $4.29)
Wonder or Merita hotdog or hamburger buns (save up to $2.89)
Dole classic, iceberg, shredded lettuce or tender leaf spinach (save up to $2.99)
Kool-Aid or Country Time (save up to $4.19)
Hormel Chili with beans (save up to $3.59)
Campbell’s Select Harvest soup (save up to $2.69)
Valley Fresh white chicken (save up to $3.59)
Pompeian classic or extra light olive oil (save up to $6.59)
Carbonell extra virgin olive oil (save up to $6.59)
WD foil packs seasonings, sauces or gravies (save up to $2.39)
WD spices or extracts (save up to $10.49)
WD snack crackers or vanilla wafers (save up to $2.99)
WD sweetener (save up to $3.69)
Quaker instant grits (save up to $3.19)
General Mills cereals (save up to $4.99)
Duncan Hines cake mixes (save up to $2.19)
Planter’s peanuts (save up to $3.99)
Baby Ruth, Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger fun size (save up to $3.99)
Bugles, Chex Mix, Orville Redenbacher popcorn (save up to $5.99)
Ruffles potato chips (save up to $4.29)
Xtra laundry detergent (save up to $3.99)
Freshmatic I-motion or Ultra kit or Airwick 2-in-1 aerosol (save up to $13.99)
WD Starbright windshield washer fluid (save up to $2.39)
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Scunci or Conair hair accessories (save up to $25.49)
Right Guard deodorant (save up to $3.99)
WD feminine pads (save up to $4.29)
In 1964, the first Consumer Value Store (CVS) opened in Lowell, Mass. Since that time, the drugstore has grown to 7,000 locations throughout the nation. Couponers shop CVS because it is considered coupon friendly, has a strong reward card program and offers store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. But, as with everything in couponing, you have to understand everything the store has to offer before you can get the best deals.
The ExtraCare Rewards Program
The key to savings at CVS is the CVS ExtraCare rewards card, which will celebrate 10 years in 2011. In order to participate, you have to register for a card in the store or online. ExtraCare members also receive special offers and coupons in the mail and email. When you sign up for emails, you will receive a $4 off $20 CVS coupon, that can be used with other CVS and manufacturer coupons. So, in order to take full advantage, you should register your card and email at CVS.com.
ExtraCare Bucks (ECB's)
The main component of the ExtraCare Rewards card is the ExtraCare Bucks. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like one buck, so extra bucks is certainly something to love. It’s all in how you spread the ECB love.
ECB’s print at the bottom of your receipt and there are three ways to receive them.
If a sale item is out of stock, then ask for a rain check. At CVS, the rain checks do not expire and you will still receive the ECB.
Last month, CVS finally released an official coupon policy. The entire coupon policy is online here but some key points are that CVS:
CVS offers store coupons that can be printed from their website, from email offers, from the Reinventing Beauty magazine that is purchased in the store and from the CVS Kiosk.
This week, register for an ExtraCare reward card and purchase a Green Bag Tag. Next week, I’ll have part two of shopping at CVS. If you want to go ahead and shop a few deals, look at the weekly match ups on www.southernsavers.com or www.hip2save.com. There are also CVS exclusive blogs at www.simplycvsshopping.com and www.iheartcvs.com.
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MEAT, CHICKEN, FISH
WD All Natural Center Cut Pork Chops, wafer thin, assorted pork chops
WD country style pork loin ribs
Fisherman’s Wharf whiting, tilapia, cod, grouper, flounder or perch fillets
Sea Best butterfly shrimp, scallops, clam strips
Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Sanderson Farms chicken thighs, drumsticks, split breasts
Breyers ice cream (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Pepperidge Farm garlic or cheese toast (save up to $3.79 on 2)
Post or General Mills cereal (save up to $4.59 on 2)
Progresso soup ((save up to $2.59 on 2)
Green Giant canned vegetables (save up to $5.28 on 2)
Welch’s grape juice (save up to $3.99 on 2)
Crystal Light lemonade & teas (save up to $3.99 on 2)
Pompeian extra olive oil (save up to $4.99 on 2)
Hostess twinkies (save up to $4.29 on 2)
WD sugar or cake cones (save up to $2.39 on 2)
WD seasonings, gravies, sauces (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Merita Old Fashioned Nature’s Own bread (save up to $4.59 on 2)
Pace salsa or picante sauce (save up to $3.09 on 2)
Nabisco tray packs or Cheeze-It (save up to $6.69 on 2)
Fab laundry detergent (save up to $5.28 on 2)
Mr. Clean spray (32 oz) Joy lemon dish detergent (30 oz)(save up to $3.79 on 2)
Arm & Hammer or Close-Up toothpaste (save up to $3.79 on 2)
Plackers (24-90 ct) (save up to $3.79 on 2)
Hefty foam plates (save up to $4.99 on 2)
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Sundown or Osteo Bi-Flex vitamins (save up to $40.99 on 2)
3 bar Dial soap (save up to $3.19 on 2)
Wet & Wild cosmetics (save up to $6.99 on 2)
Buy (1) 33.2 lb WD twin-pack charcoal for $14.99
Buy (2) 45 ct, 13 gal Hefty Black Out Trash Bags 2/$25.98
America is a wine-consuming nation. We drink more wine by volume than any other country. Statistics prove that Americans now get this whole wine culture thing.
Most of us know our merlots from our chardonnays, feel relatively comfortable ordering from a wine list and make selections with ease from our favorite wine shops.
We also know not to pour our wine over ice or order wine and coke. At least we held these truths to be self evident until the appearance of the mixologist on the bar scene.
Sometimes the words “mixologist” and “bartender” are used synonymously. However, it is generally accepted that a bartender tends bar — pulling drafts of beer and mixing traditional drinks. A mixologist, on the other hand, is more creative, inventing drinks like apple pie and strawberry shortcake martinis.
Mixologists have also been known to revamp old classic recipes by adding nontraditional ingredients. They would likely never be caught putting something as mundane as a olive in one of their martinis.
Mixologists are now turning their attention to wine cocktails. Aided especially by the popularity of ubiquitous sweet moscato wines, they are using unusual ingredients to concoct an array of wine-laced drinks.
As summer evenings turn warmer, try shaking up one of the following concoctions to cool down:
Note: Sutterhome, Barefoot and Ecco Domani wines can be found in most grocery outlets but when making these cocktails, if the varietal is correct almost any brand will do.
This easy-to-make, sangria-esque drink originated in the Basque region where the borders of Spain and France meet in the western Pyrenees. Don’t say yuck before trying this. Directions: Mix equal parts cola and cheap red wine. Mix in a pitcher or glass, pour over ice and garnish with a slice of lime or lemon.
You’re a Peach
From Sutter Home Winery, this recipe calls for Sutter Home Moscato, but any moscato will do. Directions: Place a scoop of peach sorbet in a martini glass. Add 3 slices of canned peaches (I used three slices of fresh Chilton County peaches.) Slowly pour 5 ounces of moscato over sorbet. Serve immediately as a dessert, but if serving as a cocktail, allow peach sorbet to slightly melt before adding moscato to make a slushy cocktail.
Also from Sutter Home. Directions: Place a scoop of lemon sorbet into a glass tumbler. Slowly pour 5 ounces of sparkling moscato over sorbet. Garnish with a sprig of mint. This is reminiscent of the lime sherbet and ginger ale punch once the staple of southern wedding libations long before we became a wine-consuming culture.
Dolce (dole-chay) is Italian for sweet. This recipe from Ecco Domani is from its Winetail drink collection. Directions: Muddle/mash 1⁄2 lime with 2 1⁄2 teaspoons of sugar. Add 3 ounces of merlot and shake all ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and garnish with a wedge of lime.
Barefoot Walk on the Beach
From Barefoot Wines. Directions: Combine 1⁄2 ounce of peach schnapps, 1 ounce pineapple juice and 1 ounce cranberry juice in a tall glass. Top with 3 ounces of Barefoot Bubbly Red Moscato. Add ice. Garnish with peach slices and pineapple chunks.
From Charonge Wine, producer of California white wine with natural orange flavor, available at Tyson Fine Wines and Things in Golden Springs for $9.75. Directions: For this classic drink combine 1 1⁄2 ounces of Charonge, 2 ounces of pear nectar, 1 1⁄2 ounces vodka, a sprig of fresh rosemary and shake with ice in a martini shaker. Serve in a martini glass with a sprig of rosemary.Email Pat Kettles at email@example.com