FREE Museum Ticket to participating museums
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Smithsonian Magazine is offering a FREE ticket to participating museums on Museum Day, September 24, 2011. Click here for more information.

Alabama museums include:

Thanks to DiscountQueens and SwagGrabber!

 

I've got free Preparation H
by TheresaShadrix
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If there is was ever a doubt that I'll do just about anything for a good deal, I think I have proof now. I should be somewhat bothered that I have been stalking CVS for Preparation H but, I'm not. Yes, I'm a troubled soul indeed.

In early June, CVS had a weekly deal and if you bought one Preparation H 10 count wipe at $3.99, you got a $4 Extra Care Buck (ECB). Plus, there was a $2 Off One printable coupon. The only problem was they were limited in stock and it seems everyone was in need of those wipes that week. So, I got a Raincheck.

Since that time, when I go into a CVS I look for the item. I started to worry about myself that I was getting depressed and wandering aimlessly around the store talking to myself about the restocking issues of Preperation H.

So, imagine my joy when tonight I went to CVS to scan my reward card at the Kiosk and I made my way around the store looking for an item and noticed there was one Preparation H 10 ct in stock. What made it even more unbelievable was that the box had a "Try Me" peelie on it. I'm seriously worried that I started smiling.

I didn't even work up an extra deal so my out of pocket would be less!

I bought 1 Preparation H (10 ct) at $3.99, using my Raincheck

used 1 $2 off one Preperation H wipes coupon.

Paid $1.99 plus tax = $2.35 out of pocket

Received $4 ECB

Submit for Try Me Free rebate for $1.99

It's a $3.65 money maker!

Now, I've got to figure out if this is the sort of thing you gift to a needy friend. :)

Got a couponing question? Email me at tshadrix@annistonstar.com. Friend Clip2Save at www.facebook.com/clip2save

Free Finese
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I made a quick run into Walgreen's to return an item and had to take a peak to see if there was anything good. I don't need shampoo, but I noticed the Finese shampoo has "Try Me" peelies (coupons that are on the product) on them.

And, Walgreens has the Finese shampoo at Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) this week.

So, I purchased 2 at $3.99 each. One was deducted from the BOGO sale.

I paid $3.99 plus tax = $4.35 out of pocket

Submit for rebate: $3.99

That's $.36 for 2 shampoo's.

So if you are headed out to Walgreens tonight, look for the Finese with the "Try Me" peelies! There were plenty at the Golden Springs Walgreens.

Note: Walgreens sales run Sat-Sun. So this will end tonight.

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Avoid coupon burnout
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A reader wants to know how to handle the pressure of couponing when getting started. She had a bad experience at a register, got confused and ended up leaving.

I say don't take on too much at once and don't try to do the "extreme couponing" method.

Start with just one or two transactions.  

Couponing is just one strategy in saving money. Be in it for the long haul or you will burn out.

Southernsavers.com is a great website that lists the match-ups for various stores and is a great resource. She often lists beginner transactions for couponers.

It's Hip to Help!
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If you talk to Tina Horn of Alexandria this week, chances are she will be out of breath but full of energy. Horn, along with a committee of 14 local residents, have been busy planning “Day of Healing” as part of the Hip2Help tour. Four communities were chosen as part of the charity tour that includes community service projects and donated goods for local families who lost everything in the April 27th tornado. The tour begins in Griffin, Ga. on July 3 and 4, then Lake Martin, AL. on July 5 and 6, Memphis, TN. On July 7 and ends on July 8 and 9 in Calhoun County, AL. Horn said on Friday, July 8, the community service work will focus in Webster’s Chapel and two local families, the Thornton and Keener families, will benefit from the donations and volunteer work. On July 9, the “Day of Healing” will be a time for the survivors and the community to come together. Horn has been overwhelmed with the response even though she knew she had to do something to help. After all, she survived the tornado. “My daughter and I sat in my daughter’s basement and watched the tornado cross the street.” She said it was one of the most terrifying things she’s ever experienced. Seeing the devastation to Webster’s Chapel and Ohatchee left her speechless. But when Collin Morgan, owner of the popular coupon blog, Hip2Save, asked her readers for feedback on what to do to help tornado victims, Horn found all the right words to say. “I’m always a person to take a stand on things. So, I wrote an email to her,” she said. “Susan, Collin’s mother called me one day.” Tina said that she explained that focus was going to areas like Tuscaloosa and Birmingham and places like Webster’s Chapel and Ohatchee needed help. “The tornado didn’t stop in Birmingham,” she explained. Susan called her back and told her not only did they want to add Calhoun County as one of the Hip2Help stops, but they wanted Tina to head up the efforts locally. “They wanted to do a community service project and something like a pot luck. So I got to work!” Morgan said the Hip2Help project is reader-driven and the idea came from personal emails from those affected by the tornados and flooding. “The key moment for me happened when I viewed a picture depicting hundreds of homes completely underwater from the floods,” she said. “My heart literally ached for those people. As I sat in the comfort of my own home, I realized that I needed to do something to give back.” The local volunteers selected the families to sponsor and Hip2Save put out the word for items that were needed for the families. Along with local donations, Hip2Save has received items from national sponsors. “I have received over 200 boxes of donated items and coupons, including free product coupons,” Morgan said. Morgan credits Horn for the success for the efforts in Calhoun County. But Horn said it’s not about her. “It’s amazing how things have come together. This isn’t the work of Tina. It’s all God.” Do you have stockpile, non-expired coupons or items to donate? Contact Tina Horn at 256-620-7330 or 256-239-5206. Got a question? Email tshadrix@annistonstar.com. Friend Clip2Save at www.Facebook.com/clip2save Local Hip2Help Donation Drop-Off Drop-Off Location: Saks Baptist Church, c/o Tina Horn Hip2Help, 2945 US Hwy 431, Anniston, AL 36206. List of Needs for Donations: 100 reusable grocery bags; items for gift bags to storm survivors: lotion, antibacterial soap, body sprays, little tools, socks, combs, brushes, cleaning supplies, nail polish, nail clippers, nail files, razors, hand mirrors, & anything that someone, who has lost everything, might need. For families who are being sponsored, please see needs list above.

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