Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Reward Program Thoughts

First I want to state that I am a fan of participating in any reward programs that you can for products that you like or use frequently. Two of the programs that I have been using lately are the My Coke Rewards and the Pepsi Stuff programs. For both of these programs you get codes under the cap or in the boxes of participating Coke and Pepsi products. You then enter the codes online to accumulate points and redeem those points for your rewards. I use the Coke points to get coupons for free Coke products and I use the Pepsi points to get free music from Amazon.

To help get the rewards faster I get points from my family members and friends. I told them about the programs in case they were interested in participating in them themselves. None of them were, but I was able to get a few people to save their codes for me. We have also picked up codes in other places too. When I was leaving the grocery store one day I saw an empty Pepsi box in one of the shopping carts. It still had the code for the points attached so I grabbed it. We have also come across caps laying on the ground when we are out walking in our neighborhood. Keep your eyes open and you just may come across some free points too.

What reward programs do you participate in? Have you gotten any good rewards from them?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Drug Store Deals

Lately I have really been paying attention to the deal at the drug stores in our area - CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. They all have their quirks, but if you pay attention, you can get some good deals at all of them each week. Thanks to them, I no longer "buy" shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, body wash, lotion, band aids and so forth unless it is free or less then a dollar. I have quite the stash of these items now and my husband is starting to question where we are going to keep it all. So take the time to review the ads for your local drug stores and check out their rebate programs. You just might be able to pick up some great deals.