Weekly deals

minus $6 in coupons and then with $10 Extra Bucks by  which basically would make it FREE).

*L?Oreal Double Extend beauty tubes are $7.99 and there was a $2 coupon on Jan. 4.

*L?Oreal HIP makeup is BOGO and there was a $2 coupon on Jan. 4.

*There?s a deal where you get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy $15 in Neutrogena products. The only coupons out there are the $1 hair care coupons from Dec. 7 which would make your final price 99 cents.
*Schick Quattro disposable razors are $8.99 and there?s a $3 Extra Bucks rebate. Then you could also use the $2 coupon from Jan. 11 to make your final price $3.99.

*Crest Whitestrips are $19.99 and there is a $5 Extra Bucks rebate. Then you can use the $3 coupon from Sunday to make those $11.99.

*Mitchum deodorant is buy one get one 50 percent off. You could use two of the 75-cent coupons from Sunday to make that a better deal.

*Blistex is $1.49 and there was a 25-cent coupon Sunday.

*GelTeal is $14.99 and there?s a $3 Extra Bucks rebate. Then you can also use the $1.50 coupon from Oct. 19 if you have it.

*NyQuil and DayQuil are $5.49 and there was a $1.50 coupon on Sunday.

*Metamucil is $9.99 and there was a $1 coupon on Dec. 28.

*Excedrin 24-count bottles are $1.99 and there was a $1 coupon on Jan. 4 that would make that a pretty good deal.

*Prilosec OTC 42-count boxes are $24.77 and come with a $5 Extra Bucks rebate. Then if you bought two

you could also use the $7 coupon from Sunday. Combined

Published – but it might still be a good deal.

*Bic Comfort3 and Soleil razors are buy one get one 50 percent off and there was a $2 coupon Sunday.

*Herbal Essences are $2.99 with a $1 Extra Bucks rebate. Then there was also a $1 coupon on Dec. 28

Taking Stock by Sue Stock

Week of Jan. 10:
Nutri-Grain bars or Special K bars. If you have some of the $1 off one coupons from Dec. 14 by that?s an even better deal.

*Select Harvest soups are $1.25 and there was a 50 cents off two coupon Sunday that will double.

*Softsoap is $1 and the 35-cent coupon from Sunday will double to make that 30 cents.

*Colgate toothpaste is $1.50 and there was a 75-cent coupon Sunday.

*Nicorette gum is $39.99 and there was a $15 coupon Sunday.

*Crest Premium Whitestrips are $29.99 and there was a $5 coupon on Dec. 28.

*Vitaminwater is $1 and there were those coupons on Dec. 7 to get a free Powerade when you buy two Vitaminwaters.

*Powerade is 79 cents this week
*Puffs tissues are 89 cents with the store coupon from Sunday?s sales flier. Then you can also use the 25-cent coupon from this weekend?s Parade magazine to make it 64 cents.

*Progresso soups are $1.25 and there was a 50 cents off two coupon Sunday.

*DEAL OF THE WEEK: There?s a great deal on Special K cereal (for those of you taking the Special K challenge). Buy four boxes for $10 and get $3 back in an instant Register Rewards rebate. (To read more about Register Rewards

click here.) Then if you have four of the $1 coupons from Dec. 14 or two of the $1 off two coupons from Sunday

Published – which is a great price. If that includes the Powerade Zero (anyone know?) that 40-cent coupon from Sunday would double to make them FREE.

*Welch?s grape juice and V8 are $3 and there are $1 coupons for both of them.

*Jello 6 packs are $2 and there was a 50-cent coupon Sunday that will double to make them $1 (that?s the best price this week).

At Walgreens this week (good through Saturday

Under the Dome by ryanteaguebeckwith

Love: Pay for high school projects

A state legislators says the state should pay to oversee high schoolers' senior projects.

Rep. Jimmy Love, a Sanford Democrat, called the new graduation requirement an unfunded mandate, saying he is considering a proposed law to allow school districts to drop it unless the state pays for it.

The State Board of Education is requiring all high school students starting with the class of 2010 to complete an ambitious project: Write a paper, create a product and present their work to a panel of judges. Students must find mentors too.

"The graduation project is OK as long as you provide the money," said Love, who serves as the school board attorney in Lee County. "I'm looking to put the thing off until the legislature funds it or somebody funds it."

It is not clear how much the graduation project costs. Local school districts do not have uniform rules and the state Department of Public Instruction has not estimated the cost. (N&O)?

Published – 20080512

Taking Stock by suestock

I had to laugh…

I stopped for gas today at a Shell gas station and had to chuckle as I filled up my car.

A sign on top of the pump urged me to sign up for a Citi Mastercard that gives 10 percent back on all Shell gas purchases. On the sign, in big, black type, the sign says "Earn 38 cents/gallon." Then underneath it in much smaller print, the sign says, "@ $3.82/gallon."

Published – 20080412