All three drugstores have free items this week, but Walgreens is the most generous with five free items after coupons and rewards plus very cheap M&Ms and a great deal on Cottonelle toilet paper. At Rite Aid, there's free Carefree pantiliners and a great deal on Listerine Smart Rinse and Scope. At CVS, there's a mystery freebie from the coupon machine, along with free Finesse shampoo and Gatorade and a killer Huggies diaper deal. And finally, Kroger has $2.89 a gallon milk, the cheapest price I know of, and 18-cent Dial soap and 39-cent Suave shampoos and conditioners. And if you don't have your school supplies yet, there are deals on those at all four stores. Read on for a store-by-store breakdown.
Do your homework before heading out to buy school supplies.
The big sales have begun, but similar to last week, there's lots of fine print to read.
Some of the deals, such as those at Office Max this week, require a minimum $5 purchase. Some involve rebates. Most of the good deals also have limits and are only good while supplies last. So beware.
Here are the best deals I saw: