Free after extra bucks:
Gillette or Old Spice body wash – plus use recent BOGO coupon to make a profit of $4 (limit 2)

Ragu – 6 for $7 after getting $3 in extra bucks – then use recent .60 coupon on each to get them for 57 cents each.

Free after register rewards:
Complete contact solution
Goody Ouchless barrette or flex tip headband – I think that’s the first time in my life I typed barrette.

99 cents after register rewards:
Soft & Beautiful Botanicals or Just for Me! relaxer kit or texturizer.
Ironman Muscle Rub or Spray
Colgate Total – plus use recent .75 coupon.

Keebler cookies or Cheez-It – 4 for $5 after register rewards

This is a first for Walgreens – a beer rebate!
Buy $20 worth of whatever at the store plus two 12 packs of Miller or Coors and a bottle of Yellow Tail wine and get $20 back via rebate. They’ve been having issues with the rebate printing so make sure it does print.

Cascade – 49 cents after rebate and .50 coupon
GE Energy Smart light bulbs – 2 for $4 – plus use recent $1 coupon for each.
Noxema razors – 99 cents plus use recent $2 coupon to make a profit.

Carolina rice – free after .50 coupon
Heluva Good chip dip – free after .75 coupon
Melita coffee filters – $1 each after 2/$1 coupon
Jack Daniels BBQ sauce – free after .75 coupon
Tabasco sauce – free after .50 or .75 coupon
Smart Ones – 6 for $7 after $3/6 coupon found in All You magazine
Bic Lighter (long ones) – $1 after $1 coupon
Corn – 10 for $2
McCormick spices & seasonings – buy $10 get $5 on your next shopping trip coupon – plus use recent .50 Lawrys or .50 Grill Mates coupon to get it free.
Texas Toast Croutons – 50 cents after .50 coupon
Dole Crispy Fruit cups – .50 cents after .75 coupon
Solo Cups – free after coupon and $2 on your next shopping trip coupon
Benadryl itch sticks – free after 2/$5 coupon
Vlasic relish free after .50 All You Magazine coupon
Kraft salad dressing – use .55 coupon and depending on how many you buy with on-you-next-shopping-trip coupons you can get them for 15 cents each

I saved over $141 with coupons/sales on this weeks shopping trip for 76% savings plus it spit out $9 in on your next shopping trip coupons. Had a 100% savings last week.

Find 17 pet coupons with some good double coupons like .75 off for Meow Mix. Tidy Cat $1 litter coupon.
Click here for the coupons:

Blueberries – $1.49 – one pint!
Salad – 99 cents
Eggs – large – 75 cents
Baking Potatoes – 89 cents

Cedar Point’s Online Deals are available online only and cannot be purchased at the gate, unless otherwise noted. All Online Deals are subject to change without notice.

Picnic at the Point Memorial Day – $46.99
Combine your park admission with an all-you-can-eat meal on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday May 29-31! Enjoy broiled Johnsonville brats, fried chicken, hot dogs, baked rigatoni, baked beans, potato salad, assorted Pepsi beverages, cookies and ice cream. Served from 5:30-7 p.m. (May 29), 4:30-6:30 p.m. (May 30) and 1:30-3:30 p.m. (May 31) in the Coral Courtyard. One entry to the session during the serving time. Junior/Senior pricing also available. If you already have a ticket, or are a Season Passholder, you can purchase the meal at park admission booths, May 29-31.
BONUS – Free of charge: watching those same people that did all you can eat ride the rides on a very full stomach. Have your cameras ready and don’t ride on the back of the coasters!

Special Note: All active and retired members of the military can purchase the all-you-can-eat meal add-on for half price (does not include admission ticket), all weekend. Visit park admission booths to purchase the meal. Valid military ID required. Prices do not include tax.

Mid-Week Saver Ticket – $34.99
Visit us any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday through June 24 and save $11 off the gate price! Ticket is valid for a one-day admission to Cedar Point on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday through June 24, 2010 only. One admission per ticket. Visit any other day of the 2010 season and pay an upgrade fee at the park (the difference between the Mid-Week Saver Ticket and a regular, one-day admission ticket at the gate). Sale ends at 9:00 p.m. on June 24, 2010.

Pick-a-Date Ticket – $34.99
Pick your date to visit us in June and save $11 off the gate price! Ticket is valid for a one-day admission to Cedar Point June 1-30, 2010. One admission per ticket. Visit any other operating day of the 2010 season and pay an upgrade fee at the park (the difference between the Pick-a-Date Ticket and a regular, one-day admission ticket at the gate). Sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2010.

Rock & Ride Combo – $54
Visit both Cedar Point AND the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/Museum in Cleveland for the low price of $54.00! Valid for guests 48″ & taller. Tickets must be used by October 31, 2010. Valid for a one-day visit at each attraction. Sale ends on October 31, 2010.

Deals online only. Click here for the deals:

Get FREE regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel on Sunday and Monday of both the Memorial Day and July 4th weekends at Cedar Point, Geauga Lake Water Kingdom, and Kinds Island. Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to purchase discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price. (thanks Ccherrypicker.blogspot for the tip)

Check your work for discount tickets. Also check the Entertainment book for coupons.

The Golden Ticket Awards is an annual set of awards given out by Amusement Today, a newspaper published for the amusement industry. Each year, the magazine gives out awards based on a survey given out to park enthusiasts both in the US and overseas. And this year Cedar Point is number One!

1. Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio
2. Knoebels Amusement Resort – Elysburg, Pa.
3. Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Fla.
4. Holiday World – Santa Claus, Ind.
5. Disneyland – Anaheim, Calif. (Tie)
5. Pleasure Beach Blackpool – Blackpool, England (Tie)
7. Kennywood – West Mifflin, Pa.
8. Busch Gardens – Williamsburg, Va.
9. Europa Park Rust – Germany
10. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Fla. (Tie)
10. Tokyo Disney – Sea Tokyo, Japan (Tie)

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour will be coming through Ohio at loca Rite Aids. The Tour, now in its third year, provides free, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists.
The Tour bus (a 38-foot RV with two exam rooms) will make an estimated 80 stops in 24 states. Dates for Parma (6/3) and Strongsville (6/4 & 6/5) are upcoming.
Click here for the dates and times for all states:

In 2009, Bankruptcies increased in 2009 by over 50% in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming. Ohio ranked 38th with a 21% increase (685,696 filings). No state saw a decrease.

A National Parks card allows access to the nation’s parks from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone Park . The cost is $80 for an annual pass and can pay for itself in as little as two visits. At different times during they year they offer a free or discounted day at various parks. Find the free days at: Seniors are offered discounts. Check for other deals at:
Freebie days:
April 17-25, 2010 (National Park Week)
June 5-6, 2010 August 14-15, 2010 September 25, 2010 (Public Lands Day)
November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day)

9) Hamper kittens!
8) I smell fear!
7) Hip Hip Hooray!
6) Are you smelling what I’m smelling?!
5) Fresh mackerel for sale! Get it right here!
4) For the love of Nipsey…
3) Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride…
2) Is that an infection!?
1) Whoopsiedaisy!

Sell your gift cards or purchase gift cards at a discount. Plastic Jungle is also now accepting 164 more merchant gift cards – Total is now over 400! New merchants include Avon, Brookstone, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Little Caesar’s, Panda Express, Subway, Taco Bell, and many more. They pay up to 92% of the verified balance or exchange for an Amazon .com gift card.
Click here to sell or buy gift cards:

The other day I heard the echoes of Music Box Dancer playing in the distance. That all too familiar sound was the enchanted call of the ice cream truck luring children to badger their parents for money to pay for ice cream. I’ve been hearing that sound in our neighborhood recently. Makes me harken for days past when I used to chase after the ice cream truck. Most of the time though I would just hide in the bushes and yell for the ice cream truck to stop, freaking out the driver. What can I say, I had to amuse myself and I knew my parents wouldn’t pony up for ice cream most of the time.

If I got anything, it was the tricolored USA bomb pop. I think it was called the shark pop or something like that too. I also liked the orange push-ups. I think back of what joy a 75 cent piece of frozen treat did for me. Now I think what a rip-off that was. I could get a whole box of Popsicles for about that same price.

Makes me think. How about I sell things in my car as I drive down the streets of my town. I could play my music real loud to entice adults to purchase my wares. I’m thinking a good song that makes people want to buy things would be The Bird by Morris Day and the Time. J-J-Jesse, now Jerome, owee owee owe. It’s catchy.

I’d sell something that people use every day like forks, spoons, and knives. Just in case people don’t want to buy them I would also sell lipstick and toothpaste. Again, I’m going for stuff people use every day. Gotta entice people I say. And if they wanted something to eat I would sell bread. Everyone eats bread after all.

If business isn’t good I’ll have to honk the horn as I go down the street. I have to create some excitement. And I’ll tail the ice cream truck. While the kids swarm the ice cream truck the parents would walk over to my GHIT mobile. GHIT stands for Gotta Have IT.

Here’s the scenarios – Hello Maam, that will be 50 cents for a slice of bread. Don’t you want one of these fine knives to slather butter on that bread. Only $8 for something you can use every day and for a lifetime. And you can treat yourself to some lipstick.

Upselling will add to my profits. Before long I will be loaded with money. I’ll develop a knack for selling and this is going to be my golden ticket. Parents will be like zombies hearing the hypnotic music and my drumbeat of sales schtick to buy my wares. Owee, owee, owe.

Sales tax – California – 8.25%
Gas per gallon – California – 46.6 cents
Cigarette per 20 pack – $3.46 – Rhode Island
Spirits per gallon – $26.45 – Washington
Table Wine per gallon – Alaska – $2.50
Beer per gallon – Alaska – $1.07

Sales tax – none – Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon
Gas per gallon – Alaska – 8 cents
Cigarette per 20 pack – 17 cents – Missouri
Spirits per gallon – 68 cents – Vermont
Table Wine per gallon – 11 cents – Louisiana
Beer per gallon – 6 cents – Missouri & Wisconsin

Wal-Mart is at it again. They didn’t pull all the toxic cadium-laced jewelry from their shelves even after it was found to contain it. That’s what’s wrong when a store puts profits ahead of everything else. Here’s the story:

Get free air for your tires at Northeast Ohio Conrad’s Tire stores. At Speedway they charge, but if you make a purchase they will give you the air for free.

* Daily Specials:
5/24 – Natural Health 1 Year – $4.29
5/25 – Smart Money 1 Year – $9.49
5/26 – Better Homes & Gardens 1 Year – $5.99
5/27 – Redbook 1 Year – $6.99
5/28 – Organic Spa 1 Year – $9.49
5/29 – Motor Trend 1 Year – $4.29
5/30 – Men’s Journal 1 Year – $5.29
$3.75 for one year.
Use code: WKLYSPEC
* Take An Extra 15% Off Most Titles – Code: PXCJ530 Offer Expires May 30, 2010
TAKE AN EXTRA $5 OFF $30 ORDER COUPON – Code: MNDCJ530 Offer Expires May 30, 2010
TAKE AN EXTRA $7.50 OFF $40 ORDER COUPON – Code: MQQCJ530 Offer Expires May 30, 2010
TAKE AN EXTRA $10 OFF $50 ORDER COUPON – Code: MQPCJ530 Offer Expires May 30, 2010

Click here to order:

Today’s Deal: $12 for $25 Worth of Italian Fare at Daddona’s. Expires 11/25/2010. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. No cash back. Valid for dine-in only. Valid for Westlake location only. Tax and gratuity not included. Cleveland magazine’s Best Italian 2008.
Click here to order:

All gift certificates are 80% off. More than 15,000 restaurant gift certificates available nationwide. New restaurants include Manhattan Deli, Blue Fig, Cafe, Toscano, La Mesa Mexican restaurant, Taste, Mcnamaras, Taste of Paradise, New York Deli, The Lancer, Papa Santi, Mama Robertos, Branding Iron, Los Haberneros, Vito’s Italian Grill, Umami, & Champs amongst others.
Use code: FLAG
Ends 5/31.
Click here to order:

Zinc Bistro – 668 Euclid Avenue

Check out the live chat I had last week with the News-Herald. We went over online sites and where to find deals on it and some of the caveats and benefits of them.
Click here to replay the chat:
Also check out the follow-up story that was in last Thursdays paper here:

I have a class coming up at Lakeland on Monday, June 14th from 7:15 to 9:15 PM. I cover more during this class since it’s 2 hours long. The classes are small enough that I can cater to the folks there. There is a fee of $29.
Click here to enroll or call 440-525-7116:


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