Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Leaving For California

I’m leaving early tomorrow for California to help my parents. They will not be able to return to their home for up to 6 weeks, and my mom still has lots of health problems after just getting out of the hospital. I’m going to be their home aid - cooking, driving to doctor appointments, running errands, etc., while they stay in a long-term residential inn. Normally when I go on trips I work on the website on the side. That won’t be possible this time. I’m going to have to focus on them. I won’t be gone for the whole 6 weeks - my sisters and brother are taking turns, but right now I don’t have a clue how long I’ll be away. I’m so happy that they made it out alive and their house did not burn. They are getting the medical help they need, so eventually, life will return to a new normal for them. (Many Santa Rosa residents are not so fortunate; it could be a lot worse.)
In the meantime, my siblings and I are stepping up. For now, for me, the website will be on the back burner. Chat boards will be updated as always, but no updates here on Michele’s Updates.
Thanks to all who sent them cards. The cards are packed to go with me tomorrow. 

Duracell Batteries One Penny at Office Depot/Max


Pay $15.98 for the Duracell batteries, then get all but one penny back in Rewards. Do it in-store or online. Limit 2. OfficeMax  Office Depot

3 Inserts Coming Sunday 10/29

There will be 3 inserts this coming Sunday 10/29: P&G, SmartSource, RedPlum. See the lists: Preview of Sunday C/O's  10/29 S, RP, PG

Target - FREE SHIPPING Starts 11/1

Starting 11/1 (a week away!), Target will have free shipping on all orders, no code needed.

$1 Maybelline Cover Sticks at CVS

Scan your card at the CVS coupon machine to get a $4/1 Maybelline coupon. Here's how to get $1 concealers (reg $6.49).

Maybelline Cover Stick  $6.49 - buy 2
- $4 CVS coupon machine
- $1 (RP 10/1) - use 2
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP 2/$2

30% Off Entertainment Books With Code


Use code TREAT to get 30% off a 2018 Entertainment Book. Start here.

New PinchMe Free Samples Available Now


PinchMe has new sample boxes available as of noon (EDT) today. Some of the samples in today's box: Purina Pro Plan, Knorr, Meow Mix, Z-Bone Dental Chew, RxBAR Protein Bar, SlimFast, Heart Health supplements, and more. Give feedback after your try the products to be front of the line for the next free box.
Log into your account and see if you can get one. PinchMe

40,000 Points For Southwest Credit Card


I'm a fan of the Southwest frequent flier program. Because they give points and not miles, when I signed up years ago for their credit card, I was able to stretch the points to 4 round trip tickets instead of two. There is a $69 annual fee, but that is like getting 2-4 round trip tickets for $69.
I got an email from Southwest that I can invite friends for the same deal. I'll earn 10,000 points if you use my referral, and you'll get 40,000 points. They have lowered the spending requirement. It used to be $2,000 in 3 months. Now it's $1,000 in 3 months. That's just $334 charged per month for 3 months until you get your 40,000 bonus miles. Here's what it says:

Fine print:
* 40,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.
* $69 annual fee applied to first billing statement
* 3000 Anniversary points after your cardmember anniversary.

Click here to read more and apply.  You have to be a new to the Southwest credit card, or not have had a Southwest credit card for at least 2 years.

Rumors are that Southwest is going to add Hawaii to their destinations in 2018, which is another reason to bank a bunch of points. We use our Southwest Visa at Costco and it helps with the accumulation.

P.S. One really nice thing about Southwest is that they don't charge for your first bag. And another is that if you are unable to make the flight you booked, you have a year to use the credit. Whatever you paid for the missed flight will be applied to a future purchase. And there are no blackout dates to use the points. And sometimes you get funny flight attendants who sing or do a comedy routine. And.... I just like Southwest!

New Printables - Aveeno, Tyson, Spray Nine

New Printables

on any ONE (1) AVEENO® Face Product (Excludes trial and travel sizes and cleansing bars)
on ONE (1) Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

Save $2.00  on Any ONE (1) Spray Nine® Cleaner Degreaser Disinfectant


Golfweek $2.82/yr

Magazine Deals
Use code REFCENTS15 to get 15% off.   
10/24 Golfweek $3.29, with code $2.82
Upcoming Deals of the Day
10/25 Cook's Illustrated $9.89, with code $8.48
10/26 Weight Watchers $3.69, with code $3.20
10/27 Digital Photo $3.29, with code $2.82
10/28 Outdoor Photographer $3.29, with code $2.82
10/29 Los Angeles Magazine $3.29, with code $2.82

Monday, October 23, 2017

Free La Bella Hair Gel at Target


La Bella Styling Gel $1.84 at Target through 11/4
- 25% off Cartwheel
- $1.50 printable
FP free

Nivea Lip Moisture .49 at CVS

Winter is dry-lip season. Stock up now on Nivea lip moisturizer.

Nivea Moisture Lip Care $2.99 - buy 2
- $2/2 (S 10/8)
- $3 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP 2/.98 or .49 each

Free Purex Laundry Detergent From TopCashBack


New TopCashBack members can get free Purex Laundry Detergent at Walmart $4.92.  You'll get $5.26 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.

Here's how. New Customers only.

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the Purex deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Walmart.
3) Add the Purex to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $5.26 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

Good through 10/25.

Barilla Ready Pasta Just .68 at Walmart

when you buy any ONE (1) Barilla® Ready Pasta pouch

Do this deal now at Walmart.

Barilla Ready Pasta Pouch $1.68
- $1 printable
FP .68

CVS - 2 Free Maybelline Baby Lips + Profit

Do this deal right now at CVS and you could even make a profit.

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balms $4.49 - buy 2
- $1 (RP 10/1) (RP 10/22) - use 2
- $4 coupon from coupon machine printing this week
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP free + up to $2 profit

Maybelline Expertwear Monos Eyeshadows .75 at Target

If you've got four $1 coupons, you can do this easy double play at Target right now.

Maybelline Expertwear Monos Eyeshadow $2.99 - buy 4
- $1 (RP 10/1) (RP 10/22) - use 4
- $5 Target gift card
FP 4/$3 or .75 each

Shutterfly 10 Free Holiday Cards

Get 10 free holiday cards at Shutterfly with code 10CARDS4U. Pay p/h only. (10/31)
Choose 10 free square trim, signature cardstock cards (6x8 flat, 5x7, 5x5, 4x8, 5x7 folded, 5x7 trifold, 5x7 gatefold, foil, glitter or ornament cards) through Shutterfly

This Week - CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid - Freebies & MatchUps

The CVS/ECB Double Plays (10/22) list is ready. 
Print the entire list in pdf

Scope Rinse $4.79
- $3 ECB, limit 2
- $2 off $4 CVS Coupon machine expires 10/23
- .50 Ibotta
FP free

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balms $4.49 - buy 2
- $1 (RP 10/22) - use 2
- $4 coupon from coupon machine printing this week
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP free + up to $2 profit


The Walgreens Double Plays (10/22) list is ready.

* Walgreens Weekly Flyer Oct 22 - 28 click here 16 pgs 
Print the entire list in pdf
Mentos Mints .99
- .99 RR
FP free


The RiteAid Double Plays (10/22) list is ready.

* RiteAid Weekly Flyer Oct 22-28 click here for 16 pages

Print the entire list in pdf

New Smartsource Printables Zyrtec, Rayovac, Butterball, Welch's, Community Coffee, MORE

$1.50/1 Newman's Own® brand K-Cup® pods (12ct+)
$6/1 Adult ZYRTEC® product 70 ct.
$3/1 Schwarzkopf® Hair Color Product
$1/2 Kikkoman® Stir-Fry Sauces, Sweet & Sour Sauces, Orange Sauce & Teriyaki Baste & Glaze Sauces
$0.55/1 Kikkoman® Stir-Fry Sauces, Sweet & Sour Sauces, Orange Sauce & Teriyaki Baste & Glaze Sauces
$1/1 Kikkoman® Teriyaki Takumi Sauces
$0.50/1 RAYOVAC® Alkaline Battery Pack
$0.55/1 Butterball® Turkey Smoked Sausage 13oz
$0.50/2 Anthony's Pasta
$0.75//2 WELCH'S® Fruit Snacks (8oz+)
$1/2 Snyder's of Hanover products (5oz+)
$1/1 Healthy Choice® Power Bowl
$1/1 gardein™ Item
$1.50/1 Community® Coffee Bag or K-Cup® Box
$1/3 Elmer's pourable glues (4oz+)

New Printables, Kellogg's, Miralax, Gillette, Barilla, Meow Mix, Axe, MORE

New Printables

on any THREE Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries
ONE Gillette® Disposable Razor 2ct or larger (excludes Sensor 2® 2ct and Daisy® 2ct)
on ONE (1) Schick® Quattro for Women®, Intuition® or Hydro Silk® Razor or Refill (excludes Disposables & Men’s Razor or Refill)
on any TWO Kellogg's® Froot Loops® Cereals
on any one (1) MiraLAX® product
On any Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Softener (135.0 oz or larger)
on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix® brand dry cat food, any size, any variety
on any TWO Kellogg's® Raisin Bran® Cereals
TWO Gillette® Disposable Razor Packs (2ct or larger) (excludes Daisy® 2ct)
on any TWO (2) Meow Mix® Simple Servings™ 2-packs
on any Dunkin' Donuts® Cold Brew product
when you buy any ONE (1) Barilla® Ready Pasta pouch
ONE Gillette® System Razor (excludes Disposables)
on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix® brand cat treats, any size, any variety
on ONE (1) Hillshire® Snacking Product

on ONE (1) AXE Shampoo 12 oz. Varieties (excludes styling products and trial & travel sizes) Available at Walmart.
on any ONE (1) BPI Sports Bottle of 1MR Vortex Pre-Workout Supplement (Redeemable at Walmart)
Save $1.50 on any Dunkin' Donuts Cold Brew product

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix brand dry cat food, any size, any variety

Outdoor Life $4.99/yr, Hola $2.82/yr

Magazine Deals

  Use code REFCENTS15 to get 15% off.   

10/23 Hola
$3.29, with code $2.82   BestDealMagazines



One year subscriptions. Use code REFUNDCENTS to get discount price.

10/23 Outdoor Life $4.99/yr with code from DiscountMags.com