Thursday, December 3, 2009

Column 12-3

Remember: When you make your holiday gift list, don’t think of just your relatives and friends, but the mailman, the trash guy, the newspaper delivery person, teachers and others who are ­helpful to you all year. Gift baskets are a wonderful way to be creative and frugal. I love to receive a ­basket full of stuff. Just going through it can be fun. Here are some great ideas for baskets or stocking stuffers that are free or reasonably priced.

Rite Aid deals

■ Download a coupon for $5 off your $25 Rite Aid purchase.

■ Gillette Grooming Collection holiday gift set, $13.99.
Coupon from last Sunday’s paper, $4.
Rite Aid mail-in rebate, $5.
Final price: $4.99.

■ Gillette Fusion Power razor, $9.
Coupon from last Sunday’s paper, $4.
Rite Aid mail-in rebate, $5.
Final price: free.
■ Crest toothpaste, $2.49.
Coupon from last Sunday’s paper, 75 cents.
Rite Aid mail-in rebate, $1.50.
Final price: 24 cents.

■ AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Eye Solution, $7.99.
Rite Aid mail-in rebate, $7.99.
Final price: free.
■ Febreze candle, $5.99.
Coupon from last Sunday’s paper, $2.
Rite Aid mail-in rebate, $2.
Final price: $1.99.

CVS deals
■ One Gillette Fusion ­Power ­razor, $9.99; two Gillette ­deodorants, $4.99; two Gillette body wash, $2.99. Clip a $4 razor coupon from last Sunday’s paper and two $1 body wash coupons and two coupons for a free body wash when you buy a deodorant. Receive $10 in Extra Care Bucks when you buy $25 worth of the above products. Final price: $3.97 for all five products.
Walgreens deals
■ Buy one Olay Quench body lotion, $7.99, get one free Olay in-shower body lotion ($4.99 value) with coupon from last Sunday’s paper.
■ Revlon Eye Beauty Tools, $4.99.
Use $3 coupon in Walgreens December coupon book (located next to flyers).
Final price: $1.99.
■ Glade Sense & Spray, $5.99.
Print out online coupon for $4.
Receive $2 Register ­Rewards.
Final price: free.
■ Glade Fragrance ­Collection Candle, two for $5.
Use two $2 coupons from last Sunday’s Parade ­magazine.
Receive $1 ­Register Rewards.
Final price: free.
■ Pantene Styling ­Products, $2.99 with coupon in Walgreens flyer.
Use $1 coupon from last Sunday’s paper.
Final price: $1.99.
■ Nivea Lip Balm or gloss, 99 cents. Use a buy one, get one free coupon from last Sunday’s paper. Final price: 50 cents each for two.
■ Get a free “aromatic candle” courtesy of Good Housekeeping when you buy select brands at Walgreens by Dec. 10 and mail in the receipt as proof of purchase. The brands include Aveeno, Delsym, Dove Nutrium Moisture, Eucerin, French’s French Fried Onions, Garnier, Glade, Lever 2000, Olay, Stetson, Sweet ’N Low and Vaseline.
Mail your Walgreens receipt to Good Housekeeping/Feel Good, 300 West 57th Street, 27th floor, New York, N.Y. 10019.
Staples deals
■ Buy a 20 pack of ­Duracell batteries for $12.99, get 100 percent back in Staples Rewards.
Kroger deals

Buy 20 pack of Duracell batteries for $12.99, get 100% back in Staples Rewards


Receive 5 NESCAFE Taster’s Choice gourmet coffee single-serve samples

Sign up to receive FREE Golden Tea Sample

FREE sample of gourmet coffee from Dunkin Donuts


Friday December 4th from 8 am to 10 pm get 50% off selected Kellogg’s and Keebler Sale – Print out online coupons for extra savings

Buy $100 of participating gift cards with your KrogerPlus Card and get $10 off at checkout good until December 13

Set up a free, personalized call for your family and friends from Santa, Sammy the Snowman, or NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

Through Feed It Forward, you have the opportunity to enrich the lives of people around you through the gift of meals and memories. Give a free $10 Gift Certificate to 30 different people, everyday until Christmas.

Get your free Holiday Music sampler from

FREE Lady GaGa “Christmas Tree” MP3 download from Amazon

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