Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tips and Ways to Save in Preparation for a Visit from Aunt Flo . . .

No matter what your nick name is for it - a visit from Aunt Flo, that time of the month, TOM, or just plain "on my period", it's an ug. and by the time you buy all the necessities (tampons, chocolate, midol, and potato chips), it's kind of an expensive ug!

I found a bunch of coupons to help you save on these necessities, plus a few tips I found surfing this morning. For even bigger savings, check out my weekly ads and coupon match-ups. You can find out where your brand of choice is on sale, grab your coupons, and stock up!

$1/1 Kotex, U Product, exp. 11-27-10 (ALL YOU Sept '10)
$1/1 Kotex Product (Mailer)
$1.50/1 Kotex or U by Kotex @CVS (Reinventing Beauty, Jul '10)
Kotex U Product Kotex U Product printable
$1/1 OB Product, exp. 11-30-10 (RP 09/26/10)
$2/1 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, exp. 10-31-10 (PG 09/26/10)
$1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 10-31-10 (PG 09/26/10)
$2/1 Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl Product (Kroger eCoupons)
$1/1 Tampax Cardboard Product (Kroger eCoupons)
$2/1 Tampax Pearl or Compact Pearl, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 08/29/10)
$1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 08/29/10)
$2/1 Tampax Pearl Tampons (Rite Aid Booklet)
$1/1 Playtex Sport Tampons, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 10/03/10)
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 10/03/10)
$1.50/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons Coupons
$1/1 Playtex Living Gloves, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 10/03/10)
$2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide/Sport Tampons, exp. 10-23 (Walgreens, Oct)
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons Cool Savings
$2/2 Playtex Gentle Glide, Sport Tampons or Cloth RA printable
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons Smart Source
$2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Redplum
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, exp. 10-24-10 (SS 09/12/10 #2)
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, exp. 9-30-10 (ALL YOU Aug '10)
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, exp. 9-30-10 (ALL YOU June '10)
$1/1 Playtex Tampons printable
$0.50/1 Always Pantyliners, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 08/29/10)
$1/1 Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cloth, exp. 9-30 (PG 08/29/10)
$1/2 Always Pantyliners, exp. 9-30-10 (PG 08/29/10)
$1/1 Carefree Product, exp. 3-31-11 (Good Housekeeping, Feb) 
$1/2 Carefree Product, exp. 11-30-10 (RP 09/26/10)
$1/1 Carefree Ultra Protection Product printable
$1/1 Carefree Ultra Protection Product printable

Kotex.com has suggestions on how to start an open conversation with your daughter about her period.    You will also find period planners, community forums, and promotions - like this one . . . sign up here for a free sample of Kotex (choose from four free sample packs, each filled with a variety of great period products to try.)

BeingGirl.com has a lot of tips and advise for young girls.


and some tips and savings to make PMS a little less scary,

I went onto Medicine.net and found a good article on Menstrual Cramps and a PMS Medication Guide and I put together some coupons from their suggestions of OTC's  :-)

$1/1 Tylenol Product printable
$1/1 Tylenol Rapid Release Gels printable
$1/1 Midol Product, exp. 12-31-10 (ALL YOU July '10) 
$2/1 Midol Product printable
$1/1 Pamprin Menstrual Pain Relief Product printable
$1/1 Advil Product, exp. 11-30-10 (RP 09/26/10)
$1/1 Advil Product printable
$1/1 Motrin PM, exp. 11-14-10 (RP 10/03/10)
$1/1 Aleve Product printable
$1/1 Aleve Product RA printable

If you prefer to go the natural route About.com put together a list of Natural Remedies for PMS with suggestions on everything from acupuncture to Uva ursi.  One of their suggestions is dietary changes you can make to help with the symptoms of PMS,
  • Reduce sugar and salt intake. This is especially useful for bloating and swelling of the hands and feet, breast tenderness, and dizziness. Increase foods rich in potassium, such as fish, beans, and broccoli. 
  • Eat small, frequent meals to help stabilize blood sugar.
  • Eliminate caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety, depression, and breast tenderness.
  • Increase intake of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and fish.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Decrease intake of fatty foods and red meat.
k, so that being said, here are a few coupons for PMS foods - the good, the bad, and the yummy!

$0.50/1 Blue Diamond Product printable
$1.00/2 Planters Nuts, exp. 11-7-10 (SS 09/26/10)
$0.55/1 Fisher Snack Almonds, Cashews or Mixed Nuts via Upromise
$0.55/1 Fisher Fusion Snack Mix via Upromise
$0.75/1 Planters Flavor Grove Nuts, exp. 10-31-10 (SS 08/29/10)
$1.00/1 Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds, exp. 11-30 (SS 08/22/10)
$1.00/1 Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Almonds, exp. 11-30 (SS 08/22/10) 
0.50/1 Planters NUTrition (Rite Aid Booklet)
$1/1 Wonderful Pistachios printable
$1/2 Earth Fare Prepackaged Nuts, Granola or Dried Fruit printable
$1.00/1 Gold Emblem Almonds @CVS (Reinventing Beauty, Jul '10)
$1.00/1 Fisher Product, exp. 12-31-10 (SS 06/20/10)
$0.50/1 Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars, exp. 11-27 (GM 10/03/10)
$1.00/2 Archer Farms Nuts or Trail Mix Target printable
$1/1 Gold Emblem Trail Mix @CVS (Reinventing Beauty, Jul '10)
$1/2 Libby's Canned Fruit, exp. 11-30-10 (Parade 08/29/10)
$0.55/2 Dole Fruit Parfait, exp. 10-31-10 (SS 08/08/10)
$0.75/3 Dole Fruit Bowls or Bowls in Gel, exp. 10-31 (SS 08/08/10)
$1.00/2 Dole Fruit Bars Variety Pack, exp. 11-20-10 (SS 08/08/10)
$0.75/1 Dole All Natural Fruit, exp. 10-31-10 (SS 08/08/10)
$0.75/1 YoCrunch Parfait or 100 Cal. Pack, exp. 10-24 (SS 8/1/10)
$0.75/3 Goya Low Sodium Beans, exp. 12-31-10 (RP 10/03/10) 
$1.00/1 Larry's Beans Earth Fare printable
B2G1 S&W Beans printable
$0.60/2 Goya Low Sodium Beans printable
$0.75/3 Goya Blue Label Premium Beans printable
$1.00/1 Seeds of Change Product printable
$1/2 David Sunflower Seeds printable
$1.00/2 M and Ms Peanut Chocolate Candy, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 08/29/10)
$1.00/2 M and Ms Chocolate Candy, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 08/29/10)
$1.25 off Orville Redenbacher AND M and Ms printable
Lots of ice cream coupons!
$0.50/2 Tostido's, Sunchips, Baked Lay's or Ruffles (Meijer)

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