Insider Savings: Money saving Thursday


by LAURA THORNQUIST / Special Contributor


Posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 2 at 12:38 PM

Lately Laura has been asked how to know what's a good "stock" up price. While there is no "price" rule, she does have some guidelines that she uses.

-There are certain items you can usually get for free, like body wash, deodorant, cleaning supplies, lotion and toothpaste.

-For diapers a good stock up price is around twelve to nineteen cents per diaper.

-You know you're getting a good deal when you can buy toilet paper at 25 cents per roll.

Right now at Walgreens you can get the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor for 89 cents with a coupon and taking advantage of register rewards.

Listerine Pocketpacks, Aquafresh, Dry Idea deodorant or body wash are also free with a couple of coupons.

So, you don't have to be extreme to take advantage of savings. It just takes using a few coupons, going to the right store and being patient. 

Photo Prints - With the memorial day holiday and the school year winding down, lots of us have photos we need to print.

Ritzpix, York and Tiny Prints are offering a ton of freebies right now, such as free prints.

Photo books are quite the rage and there are some hot deals and freebies on those too.Hallmark has some instant school days scrapbooks, where all the fun stuff is done for you. Just add your favorite photos, customize the pages with stickers and you're done. This takes away all the hassle of snipping and clipping.

These scrapbooks come from Orange Onions in different sizes for different ages and range in price from $14.99-$29.99.

You can also use a ten percent off coupon for more savings.

This also makes a great Father's Day gift.