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The Best of the Best 11-4

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    NEWSLETTERS

    They may an unlikely pair - but Bea, a 3-year-old giraffe, and Wilma, an ostrich, have become the best of friends at Busch Garden's Tampa Bay 65-acre Serengeti Plain.

    I'm thinking about the fact that, in my opinion, this week's deals have been light. A year ago I would have done cartwheels at the thought of saving so much money! It isn't that I'm any less excited about a dollar saved, I'm just that much pickier about what I'm willing to spend that hard-earned dollar on. A tube of toothpaste? Never gonna happen. Deoderant? Uh-uh. Make-up? You've got to be kidding. Food? Sometimes.

    With that being said, there are still some deals to be had! Here's a look at what I'm loving' the most!

    ::Target just posted tons of toy coupons here. Check them out before you do anymore Christmas shopping for the kids on your list this year.

    ::Need some free mascara? I grabbed 6 FREE tubes this week at Walgreens. While Almay is suppose to be on sale for B1G1 50% off this week, many items are coming up as BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE). Using the $4 coupon in the Walgreens November Savings book takes $4 off EACH tube. Buy 2 and you will get them FREE (if they're $7.99 each) or $1 overage (if they are $6.99 each). Be sure to buy a $1.01 filler though if they are $6.99 each at your store - if you don't, the Walgreens coupon will only take $4 off ONE of the tubes. If they are priced at $7.99, you will need a 1¢ filler (I suggest looking at the 75% off Halloween merchandise - votive candles were less than a dime!)

    Almay One Coat Mascara $6.99
    - Buy 2 mascaras
    - Use $4 Walgreens November Savings coupon (booklet found near the weekly ads)
    - Coupon will reduce your price by $8 ($4 for each mascara)
    - Buy $1.01 filler
    = FREE!

    ::Welch's just posted a new $2/1 coupon here for Sparkling Juice or Juice Cocktail. This will make for some very inexpensive juice!

    ::Get your $5/$20 purchase coupon here for CVS! Roll over the tabs and you will be led to a coupon. How silly! Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!

    ::Don't forget to check out Coupons.com for the new November coupons. Several great ones including Green Giant Steamers (which will mean FREE veggies when they go on sale for $1 at Kroger or Albertsons), Buddig Meats (I think this coupon means FREE bologna this week at Tom Thumb), and many more.

    ::I absolutely LOVE Veggie Tales (thanks to my college roommate, Jenny!). Click here to see how Hip2Save found a deal to grab a Veggie Tales DVD for $2.99! While you're there, check out the details on how to get a TERRIFIC deal on Wii games at Target!

    ::Don't forget to grab Campbell's cooking soups at Wal*Mart this week for 8¢ each! They are currently on sale for 58¢/each. Use this coupon to get 2 for 16¢!

    ::If you are a dedicated Coach-Bag-Lover, then you cannot miss this coupon for 20% off bags at any Coach Factory Store. It expires on November 15th, so hurry!

    ::Wal*Mart has recently announced their commitment to helping moms afford the holidays during this recession...by proving a $20 turkey dinner that feeds 8! Check out the details here. The dinner includes:

    One 12-pound Grade A turkey
    Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables
    Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
    Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing
    One 5-pound bag of red potatoes
    One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
    One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake

    ::Kroger's fabulous Mega Deal is going on for another week! Woohoo! So if you haven't alreadygrabbed your fill of evaporated milk, fabric softener, butter, and more...you have another week! Check out my trip last week here!

    ::Calling all Chick-fil-A fans! Buy a $20 gift card and get a 2010 Cow Calendar for FREE! The calendar isn't just any ol' calendar, it's chock full of coupons for future Chick-fil-A coupons. Yumm..I love me a #1!

    That's all, folks!