End of August update on our chickens

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If you’ve ever wondered how much chicks grow in a month… I took the above photo of Fingers a couple of days ago.

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And, this is what she looked like about a month ago! Yes, they’re pullets now, and really starting to look like real chickens. And by the way: When they were chicks, Mabel (the gray one) was boss — but Fingers now rules the roost. Fingers is also the friendliest, while Mabel is the most skittish and Nuggets can’t decide who to follow all the time.

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MashupDad built them this nice long enclosed chicken run where they peck and scratch for bugs all day outside, plus the occasional treat we throw in there. (Kids don’t finish the ends of their corn-on-the-cob? Don’t worry, the chickens will peck that clean!)

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Their coop is inside the corner of our old detached garage. MashupDad also put in a door and a ramp where they can go in and out, and we close the door at night, open it in the morning so they can go back out. They don’t generally start laying eggs until they’re 5-6 months old, so we still have a ways to go there, but he also built them a roost and nesting boxes inside so we’re all ready to go when they are!

CVS deals week of 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

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Here are the best CVS deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 8/31/14. Also: Get a 20% off shopping pass when you get your flu shot at CVS, and get $3 ECB when you create a CVS.com pharmacy account or add prescription access to your existing account.

Top CVS deals week of 8/31/14

  • Get $3 ECB when you create a CVS.com pharmacy account or add prescription access to your existing account.
  • Dawn 9 oz hand renewal, $.99. Use $.50/1 in the 8/31 PG and get it for $.49.
  • Dean’s milk, $2.99 get $1.00 ECB limit 2. Get another $.25 back from Ibotta through 8/31. Milk deals and brands are regional, so be sure to check your local ad.
  • Jumbo pack CVS diapers or training pants, $6.99 get $3.00 ECB limit 1.
  • PeroxiClear 3 oz solution, $4.99 get $3.00 ECB limit 1.
  • Buy Crest Sensitive toothpaste, brush, rinse, floss, get $3 ECB limit 2. $1.50/1 Crest Rinse 473 ml or larger in the 8/31 PG. Print $1.00/1 Sensi-Relief here. $.50/1 paste in the 8/31 PG. $1.00/1 Crest Be, Sensi-Relief, 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste or 3D White Booster, 3 oz or larger in the 8/31 PG. No prices in the ad, but online the Sensi-Care 16.9 oz rinse is $5.99. Assuming around that price in store, use the $1.50/1 in the 8/31 PG, pay $4.49 and get $3 ECB back for a net cost of $1.49.

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FROZEN album (MP3) just $3.99!

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This is a great price for hours of entertainment: Get the entire Frozen album on MP3 for just $3.99 right now on Amazon and make some little girl (or boy… or yourself…) very happy!

  • If you want the physical CD too, look over on the right for the option to pick up both the CD and the MP3 versions for $9.99.

(Thanks, Couponing for 4)

Notes from the Chicago Tribune 8/31/14

Some notes of interest to couponers from the 8/31/14 Chicago Tribune, including some coupons and values that differ from the previews. Note that store ads and flyers can vary, depending what stores are near you and what they decide to put in your paper.

  • Chicago Restaurant Coupons — I add the coupons from each Sunday’s paper for an easy way to access the Chicago Restaurant Coupons list, since they’re not always in the general databases. Restaurant coupons vary by region, so this list reflects coupons found in the Sunday Chicago Tribune only.

Notes from the Chicago Tribune

  • Check your Carson’s ad for coupons: $10/$25 regular or sale through 9/4, and a savings pass through 9/4 with extra 25%/15%/10% various categories, and a 20% off yellow or black dot through 9/1. Be one of the first 200 customers in the door 9/1 and get a $20 quick card good on your regular and sale price purchase of $30+ in store only.
  • Ulta Beauty ad has a 20% off your entire purchase coupon through 9/6.
  • Kohl’s ad has a $10/$25 coupon. Or, use online — see $10/$25 Kohl’s code + other stackable codes here.
  • JCPenney ad has a 20% off with card or 15% off with other form of payment reg, sale, clearance apparel and more 8/31-9/1 only.
  • In your 8/31/14 P&G insert:
    • We did get the $3.00/1 Venus razor, which will be good for ECB deals at CVS.
    • $5.00/3 Pantene.
    • $.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal will also be good when it goes $.99 at CVS.
    • $1.00/1 Gillette shave prep — ditto CVS.
    • $4.00/1 Tide Oxi. Maybe Target will do another deal!
  • In your 8/31 Target ad, watch for the top 10 deals tomorrow, but in-ad coupons include $5/$20 Just One You Made by Carter’s (text JOY to 827438 for mobile version) and 25% off your Boots & Barkley pet purchase of $30+ (text BARK to 827438 for mobile version).
  • Look for a little CVS flyer with P&G manufacturer coupons (but they all have the CVS logo). Some are higher than the P&G insert itself — like $5.00/1 Prilosec 42 ct, $3.00/1 114 dose Metamucil, $1.00/1 Bounty six roll+, etc.
  • The Kmart ad has a $25 prescription transfer coupon.
  • The back of life+style has 40% off a single item at regular price at Hobby Lobby.

Walgreens deals week of 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

Here are the top Walgreens deals and coupon matchups for the week of 8/31/14. Walgreens deals come to us courtesy of Couponing for 4.

Top Walgreens deals this week

Scope Mouthwash 16.9 oz $2.99
Get $2.50 RR
Use $.75 Scope Classic, Outlast or Sparkle Rinse Printable
Use $1 Scope Mouthwash from 7/27 P&G
Final Price: $.49 Moneymaker!

Morton Epsom Salt 4 lbs $4
Get $4 RR
Final Price: Free!

Walgreens Trueresult Blood Glucose Monitor $12.99
File in-box $12.99 rebate
Final Price: Free!

Nestle Candy $.49 (Limit 6)
Use $.50/2 Nestle Single Girl Scout Crunch or Regular Crunch Candy Bars from 7/13 SS
Final Price: 2/$.48 ($.24 each)

Butterball Turkey Bacon 6 oz $1.49
Use recent $.75 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable (no longer available)
Use $1 Butterball Product printable
Final Price: $.49

Lindsay Olives 5 or 6 oz $.99 w/in-ad coupon (Limit 3)
Use $1/2 Lindsay Olives printable
Final Price: 2/$.98 ($.49 each)

Rite Aid deals 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

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Rite Aid coupon matchups and deals come to us courtesy of “Cents”able Momma.

Top Rite Aid deals week of 8/31/14

Select Crest and Oral-B Products, $3.49
Get $2 +UP Reward (Limit 2)
–Crest Toothpaste 3D White (5.8 oz.), Pro­Health (6 oz.), or Pro­Health Clinical or Luxe (4 to 4.7 oz.)
$0.50/1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Printable
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [3-oz.+ or liquid; Excludes trial sizes, cavity, baking soda and tarter control]
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 8/31/14 (RP 07/13/14)
$1.50/1 Crest 3D White Luxe Toothpaste, exp. 9/13/14 (RA Video Values, Aug.)
–Oral­B Manual Toothbrush 3D or Pro­Health (1 ct. excl. Clinical & Pro­Health Flex)
$1.50/2 Oral-B Sensi, Pro-Health, Complete, or 3D White Toothbrush Printable
$1 off Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrush, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
$0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, exp. 8/31/14 (RP 07/13/14)
$0.50 off Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or Sensi-Soft or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
–OralB Dental Floss (1 ct.) or Floss Picks
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Oral-B Glide Floss Picks Printable
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [35-m.+ floss or 30-ct.+ picks; ETS]
As low as FREE after coupon and +UP Reward!

Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6 oz.) or Stylers (excl. Pantene Expert), 3/$10
Get $10 +UP wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
$2/2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product Printable [ETS]
$1/1 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product Printable
$1/1 Pantene Styling Product Printable [ETS]
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 8/31/14 (SS 08/17/14 R) [ETS]
$4/2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner Product, exp. 8/31/14 (SS 08/17/14 R) [ETS]
$5/3 Pantene Products, exp. 9/14/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
$3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$2/2 Pantene Product, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]

Suggested Scenario:

Buy (9) Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6 oz.) or Stylers (excl. Pantene Expert), 3/$10 ($30)
Get $10 +UP wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
Use (3) $2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
Use (3) $4/2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner Product, exp. 8/31/14 (SS 08/17/14 R) [ETS]
$0.22 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Infusium 23 Shampoo or Conditioner (12 to 16 oz.) or Pert Shampoo (25.4 oz.), 2/$10
Get $4 +UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 2)
$2/1 Infusium23 Shampoo, Conditioner or Leave-In Treatment, exp. 9/10/14 (SS 08/10/14)
$1/1 Pert Plus 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 Product, exp. 9/10/14 (SS 08/10/14)
As low as $1 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Oxi Clean Dishwasher Detergent (12.7 oz.) or Stain Remover (1.3 lb.), Spray ( 21.51 oz.), or Stick, 2/$7
Get $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 2)
$1/1 OxiClean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent printable
$1/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent, or White Revive Laundry Stain Remover printable
$1.50/1 Oxiclean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent, exp. 9/27/14 (SS 08/17/14)
As low as $1 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Speed Stick Gear Deodorant or Body Spray or Irish Spring Gear Body Wash (15 oz.) or Bar Soap (6 pk.), 2/$7
Get $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 2)
$1/1 Irish Spring Gear Body Wash or Irish Spring Gear Bar Soap Printable
$1.50/1 Speed Stick Gear Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Body Spray, exp. 9/13/14 (SS 08/24/14) [Excludes 1.8-oz. and 0.5-oz. trial size; DND]
As low as $1 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Tide Laundry Detergent Liquid (46 to 50 oz.), $5.94
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
$2/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$2/3 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]
$0.50/1 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]
$0.50/1 Tide, Era, Cheer, Downy, Bounce Simply Clean & Fresh, Era or Cheer Detergent, Downy Liquid Fabric Enhancer or Bounce Sheets, exp. 9/30/14 (RP 08/17/14) [25-oz.+ Cheer detergent; ETS]
$1/2 Tide, Era, Cheer, Downy, Bounce Simply Clean & Fresh, Era or Cheer Detergent, Downy Liquid Fabric Enhancer or Bounce Sheets, exp. 9/30/14 (RP 08/17/14) [25-oz.+ Cheer detergent; ETS]
$1/2 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]

Suggested Scenario:

Buy (6) Tide Laundry Detergent Liquid (46 to 50 oz.), $5.94 ($35.64)
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
Use (3) $2/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
Use (1) $2/3 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]
$2.94 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

All Physicians Formula Cosmetics
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $15 (Limit 2)
Final price varies!