Today on Money Making Monday, I want to tell you what items you should always get for free or at least for only a few cents. If you can stock-up on these items when the stores run promotions, you will easily see more money staying in your pockets! The below items can be found for free or very inexpensively when combined with a sale, coupon and store promotion.
Items that are generally FREE:
Toothpaste (Crest & Colgate usually have drug store promotions)
Razors (Gillette & Schick usually run promotions at drug stores)
Air Freshners (Glade & Airwick often run promotions at drug stores)
Hair Products (Rite Aid has free Herbal Essences this week)
Condiments: ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, hot sauce (Free at Harris Teeter this week. BBQ sauce is a seasonal freebie when the coupons are out in spring/summer)
Items that are usually under .50¢
Dishsoap (.25¢ at Harris Teeter this week)
All Purpose Cleaners (Kmart has a Clorox deal going, the wipes were free 2 weeks ago)
Candles (Glade candles on promotion at Target this week for free)
Muffin Mix, Brownie Mix, Cake Mix
Tuna (Free at Kroger last week and Harris Teeter this week)
Soap: Bar, Body Wash (I have at least 6 bottles of body wash in my stockpile that were free)
Rice (Free this week at Harris Teeter)
Pasta (Mueller’s .22¢ at Harris Teeter, Wacky Mac Free this week)
Yogurt (Dannon 4-6 packs can usually get for .49¢-.99¢)
Mouth Wash (Listerine has had several drug store promotions this last year)
This list is in no way conclusive. The goal is to stock-up when you see these items are at Rock Bottom Prices. Right now I have about (8) tubes of toothpaste, (12) bottles of shampoo or conditioner, (5) deodorants, (4) bottles of lotion and (8) packs of razors in my stockpile that I have gotten for free or close to it. I have a variety of brands. However, I am not brand loyal for these items. It has helped my budget tremendously when I stopped paying for these items. The key is to learn how to shop at CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens. These stores all offer rewards programs that make the above items free or close to it. Many of the above items also regularly have coupons out. When the coupons are available, there will usually be a store promotion as well.
Note that the pictures above do not include all of the free products I have given away! You will surprised on how much you can get for free once you start playing the drug store games!
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