Centsible Saver Blog

  • Homemade jam on the cheap

    Posted by Amy Dunn on July 28, 2014

    Nothing tastes better on a home-baked biscuit than homemade jam. But these days, when you start adding up the cost of jars, sugar, pectin and the fresh produce, it’s more a gourmet treat than the humble pantry staple of our grandmothers’ day.

    But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Home cooks can resurrect what has become a lost domestic art, and still stay within the monthly grocery budget. All it takes is a little smart shopping and some old-fashioned thrift.

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  • Readers win Centsible Saver giveaway prizes

    Posted by Amy Dunn on July 28, 2014

    Did you enter any or all of my giveaways earlier this month to celebrate the third anniversary of Centsible Saver? If so, you’ll want to check this long list of winners.

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  • Back-to-school supplies deals, July 27-Aug. 2

    Posted by Amy Dunn on July 27, 2014

    This Sunday starts the fourth week of school supply deals -- with prices starting at a penny. Take advantage of the sales while you can. And don’t forget to pick up a few extras to donate to a teacher. Here's a cheat sheet of the very best deals of the week -- with the fine print noted so there are no surprises for you at the cash register.

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  • CVS deals, July 27-Aug. 2

    Posted by Amy Dunn on July 27, 2014

    At CVS this week, look for nice deals on Oral B battery toothbrushes and refills, Ragu pasta sauce, Speed Stick Gear, Revlon nail polish and select P&G products, including Tide. For the second week in a row, take advantage of a 30 percent off sale on store-brand products and get a free reusable shopping bag with any purchase. Keep reading for all the top deals at CVS stores in the Triangle this week.

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  • Walgreens deals, July 27-Aug. 2

    Posted by Amy Dunn on July 27, 2014

    At Walgreens this week, pick up a gallon of milk for just $2.99 and a dozen eggs for just 99 cents -- a price we have not seen in a good long while. On top of that, there’s a great deal on Butterball turkey bacon, Kleenex, Chex Mix, M&M’s, Dawn and Tide, along with nice deals on an assortment of school supplies. Keep reading for the best of this week’s deals at Walgreens stores in the Triangle.

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  • Rite Aid deals, July 27-Aug. 2

    Posted by Amy Dunn on July 27, 2014

    At Rite Aid this week, score a free $10 gasoline gift card when you spend $30 on select P&G products, plus pick up your choice of free Crest toothpaste, free Glide floss or free Oral B toothbrushes, along with free Crest mouthwash and free Oral B power toothbrush. Other good deals include 25-cent Mentos, 33-cent composition books and 45-cent bags of Chex Mix. Keep reading for details and coupon match-ups on the very best of this week’s deals.

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