On This Day…

The New York Times website features today's highlights in history… Cool site.  Celebrities birthdays for today include Elton John (61) and Sarah Jessica Parker (43).

And here my shopping highlights for today…

Menards – stocked up on the Free-After-Rebate (FAR) items
FAR Duct Tape (limit 2)
FAR Handy Bulb (limit 1)
FAR One Step Plastic Stool (limit 1)
FAR Photo Albums and/or Photo Boxes (limit 4)
FAR Roller Covers 3 pack (limit 2)
AC Delco Batteries Pantry Pack $7.99 after $5 rebate (limit 2)

Hint: If you did not pick up a rebate coupon at the store, click here and enter the four digit rebate number displayed on your rebate receipt and print out the rebate coupon that appears. And if you have more than one Menards rebate to send in, you can enclosed them in the same envelope and they will include the total amount on one postcard check. I simply address the envelope:
Menards Rebates (# enclosed)
PO Box 28
Elk Mound, WI  57439-0028

Walgreens
Excedrin 24 count is on sale for $1.99 – $2 SmartSource coupon = Free
EasyOff Cleaner on sale for $2.99 – $2 EasySaver rebate – 50¢ off Coupon = 49¢
Scott Extra Soft Toilet Tissue 2/$5 with Instore Coupon – $1 off Coupon = $1.50 each
Pond's Skin Care Buy 1 at $4.49, Get 1 Free (I use this as eye makeup remover)
Maybelline Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer Buy 1, Get 1 Free (I use the Shinefree powder)
Gallon of Milk $3.39 (cheaper than the grocery store)

Other Free After Rebate Items currently available at Walgreens (thru 3/29)…
FAR Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste – $1 off Coupon = profit
FAR Fructis Hair Stylers
FAR Thera Dent Oral Rinse
FAR Listerine Smart Rinse – $1 off Coupon = profit
FAR Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew
FAR Nature Made Softgels
(There are also coupons for the other items above in previous Sunday papers)

And I'm not sure what I bought last week there that triggered a Catalina coupon to spit out for a Free $25 gift card with a transferred prescription, but I was happy!  And for a double play, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is offering free generic drugs through 3/31 (other states may be participating?)  So I got a generic prescription transferred from a different pharmacy, paid nothing, and got the $25 gift card free!  Yippee!

Also, don't forget to check out RxSaver before filling a prescription medicine Rx to see if there are any coupons and/or rebates for that medication.

Too bad, I didn't have a coupon for my daughter's dentist appointment today – she's had $1000 in cavities filled so far this year!  I know where my Economic Stimulus Payment will be going – medical and dental bills!  Want to know how much you will be receiving?  The IRS.gov website tells you! Remember, you must file a tax return to qualify.  And you can prepare your taxes and e-file for free – click for details.

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