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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sunday Newspaper Inserts for 1/10

Tomorrow's newspaper will have *2* coupon inserts: 1 RedPlum & 1 SmartSource
There are supposed to be some great coupons in these - several of which I've used in this week's deal match-ups at Walgreens & CVS already.  Of course, these coupons will vary from paper to paper, depending on the size of your city.  Always buy the biggest paper available to you!


There is a new CVS printable out that doesn't expire until the 16th!  Go HERE to print it out and use it in this week's CVS Scenario!
- Thanks, SD!

Wlagreens HIghlights: 1/10 - 1/16

This week at Walgreens looks fantastic!  I love stocking up on those Thermacare Heating Pads for achey days and those Triamnic Thin Strips are my kids favorite meds!
Remember: Although we do our homework to confirm deals, there may be a couple of deals listed here that are YMMV - "Your Mileage May Vary.  Read about Walgreens inconsistencies HERE

Best RR Deals:

Thermacare Pain Relief (1-ct.), $2.49 ~ Get $2.49 RRs
$1/1 PRiNT
(makes it FREE + $1 RR in your pocket!)

Neosporin Lip Health 2/$8 ~ Get $3 RR wyb 2
Use (2) PRINT (IE) or PRINT(FF)
(Pay $2 ~ Get $3 RR Back!)
*This is a monthly RR deal - it is not advertised in the weekly paper, but you should find a white tag explaining the details over by the product.

Colgate Max Fresh or Max White Toothpaste/Toohbrush, $2.99 ~ Get $2 RRs
Use $0.75/1 from 1/3 SS or PRINT
(makes it 25¢ ea!)

Triaminic Cold and Allergy Relief: 2/$10 ~ Get $5 RRs wyb 2
Use (2) $2/1 from 12/6 SS or PRINT (IE) or PRINT (FF)
or Use (2) $3/1 Triaminic Thin Strips from 12/6 SS *regional
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

Nivea Shower Gel, $4.99 ~ Get $2 RRs
$2/1 from 1/3 RP
(makes it 99¢ ea!)

Rembrandt Toothpaste or Mouthwash, $4.99 ~ Get $1 RR
$3/1 Toothpaste PRINT (IE) or PRINT (FF)
$3/1 from 10/18 RP
(makes it 99¢ ea!)

Kotex Tampons or Maxi Pads: 3/$9 ~ Get $4 RRs wyb 3
Use $2/2 Kotex Pads from 1/10 SS
or Use $1.50/2 tampons or liners from 1/10 SS
(makes it $1 ea!)

Other Good Deals:

Halls Cough Drops, $0.99 (w/ in-ad coupon)
Use 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it 49¢)

Bic Disposable Razors (3-4 ct.), 2/$10
Use B1G1 from 1/10 SS
Stack WITH $3/2 from Walgreens January Coupon Pamphlet (under weekly ads)
(makes it $1 per pack!)

L’Oreal Preference Hair Color, 2/$13 (w/ in-ad coupon)
Use (2) $2/1 from 1/3 RP or PRINT
Stack WITH $3/1 from Walgreens Jan. Coupon Pamphlet (Will deduct 2X )
(makes it $1.50 ea!)

Oust, B1G1
Use B1G1from 1/3 SS
(makes it FREE!) *YMMV

Cheap Filler Items:
Russel Stover Valentine Candy: 39¢ w/in-ad coupon
Household Gloves: 39¢ w/in-ad coupon
Kleenex: 79¢ w/in-ad coupon

Walgreens Beginner Scenario:
Buy 1 Thermacare @ $2.49
Use $1 Q
Pay $1.49 ~ Get $2.49 RR

Buy Colgate Max @ $2.99 + Candy @ $39¢
Use 75¢ Q +  $2.49 RR + In-ad Q
Pay 13¢ ~ Get $2 RR

Buy Nivea Bodywash @ $4.99 + Candy @ 39¢
Use $2 Q + $2 RR + In-ad Q
Pay $1.38 ~ Get $1 RR

Publix in the 1950's!!

I was hunting around for neat vintage shopping pictures (It's a hobby, I'm a dork) and I found this great old photo of a very early Publix Market!

If you look reeeaaally close - you can see that butter was 59¢ and "wieners" were 69¢ - I think it's pretty neat that we can still get those items at those prices today by using coupons!

CVS Coupon Policy & Walgreens Lack Thereof.

Recently, a reader on SouthernSavers sent in an email response they had received from CVS regarding coupon troubles.  The response from CVS was so helpful - that I just wanted to share the high points with you here!
  • On a Buy One, Get One FREE item - YOU MAY use a BOGO coupon to get both items FREE!
  • On a Buy One, Get One FREE item - YOU MAY use (2) MFR coupons!
Many people have trouble with their CVS stores varying on this point, including me!
  • You may use Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) and coupons together to pay for an item.
  • You may use a $5/$20 or similar coupons IN ADDITION to regular ECB's and Coupons. 
  • Internet Printable Coupons are accepted, as long as the barcode scans.  If not - no deal.
NOW.  Go HERE and print off the original email and keep it in your coupon binder at all times!  If you should run into trouble, you will at least have some ammunition to press your point. 

If you are new to couponing, you might not realize it yet, but this is a BIG DEAL.  Many stores were not prepared for the "Coupon Boom" and have either had to scramble to clarify their policies - or have simply left it up to individual store managers to do so.  This is especially a problem with Walgreens.  Let me illustrate - I posted these deals earlier in the week:

Month-Long RR Deal: Buy (2) Chips Ahoy Products ~ Get $2 RR
Chips Ahoy small packs are 99¢ ea (and are included) ....
Buy (2) Chips Ahoy for $1.98 ~ Get $2 RR Back  =  FREE
- Tinkerbell 69 wrote to say that the Chips Ahoy deal didn't print out any RR's.  My guess is that they found out little packs were working, and her store manager "fixed" it.  I have done this deal 6 times.

Ester-C is on sale for BOGO at $10.99
Use (2) $5/1 from 1/3 RP
Pay 99¢ for 2, or 49¢ each!
- Rose wrote in to say that her Walgreens wouldn't let her use (2) coupons on a BOGO.

Other Examples of Inconsistencies:
☆ If you have a manufacturer's printable coupon with a Target logo on it - some Walgreens accept them, some do not.
☆ Some stores will not let you use a Walgreens coupon with a MFR coupon.
☆ A few Walgreens have made it so that if you use a coupon or a RR to buy a product - no RR will print out after your purchase.  How they did this, I don't know, but a few have!
☆ There is even a Walgreens in Georgia that has begun WRITING THE DATE on the RR so that customers can't come back and use them in the same day. (That is just insane.)

Want Rite-Aid's coupon policy?  It's great - go read it HERE

In summary.  When I put the abbreviation "YMMV" next to a deal - it simply means "Your Mileage May Vary".  In reality, as far as Walgreens is concerned, YMMV is sort of the rule of thumb!

CVS Highlights: 1/10 - 1/16

This week at CVS will be worth the trip for some cheap lightbulbs, asprin, Pantene, and FREE Soy Joy Bars!  I personally think these things are inedible, but supposedly they are good for you, so I guess if you're eating healthier for the New Year it would be a good deal... (Or donate them, which is what I do!)
* TO make your deals even cheaper - GO HERE to print a $5 off $20 Coupon!  
* Scroll down to the bottom for avery do-able scenario!

BEST CVS Weekly Deals:

CVS Green Bag Tags or Reusable Bags 99¢ ea ~  Earn $1 ECB wyb 2 (Limit 1)
(makes it 98¢ for both!)
NOTE: Green Bag Tags earn you ECB's!  Get this first and have it scanned after your purchase!  See HERE

GE Reveal Light Bulb 4-pk 2/$6 ~  Earn $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 from the 1/3 SS
Use $1.50/1 in the 1/10 inserts or PRINT (Target log, but MFR Q)
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

L’oreal Cosmetics Spend $10 Earn $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3/1,  $1/1 from the 1/3 RP
Use $2/1 and $1/1 PRINT
(many items are on clearance right now, so you could snag a great deal!)

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner and Styler 2/$6.97 ~ Earn $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3/2 from the 12/27 PG
(makes it 98¢ ea!)

Bayer Bonus Pk. 48-74 ct. $1.99
Use $1/1 from the 1/3 SS or 10/25 RP
(makes it 99¢ ea!)

Soy Joy Single Bars 5/$1
Use $2/10 from the 1/3 SS
(makes it FREE!)

BEST CVS Bonus Deals
*Through Feb. 14, CVS will have specially marked "BONUS ECB DAYS" items in stock.  These are usually 2 items packaged together, and are easily identified by the red&white Bonus Days stickers on them.  Selection and quantity vary by store - so it may be hard to find these!

Oust Air Sanitizer $3.99 ~ Earn $3 ECBs (Limit 6 - Only do 3 per transaction)
Use B1G1 from 1/3 SS
(makes it FREE + $2 overage!)

Soy Joy 6 ct. Box $6 ~ Earn $6 ECBs (Limit 6 - Only do 3 per transaction)
Use $2/5 printing on some CVS receipts
(makes it FREE - $2 overage!)

Glade Fabric Spray $3.99 ~ Earn 3 ECBs (Limit 6 - only do 3 per transaction)
Use $1/1 from the Right at Home booklet
or 75¢/2 PRINT
($1 Q makes it FREE!)
*Submit for $5 SC Johnson rebate wyb 3!

Johnson and Johnson Head to Toe Wash, Baby Lotion or Bubble Bath $4.49 ~  Earn $2 ECB
Use $2/2 PRINT or $1/1 PRINT
(makes it $1.49 ea!)
*Submit for $5 SC Johnson rebate wyb 3!

Fiber One Cereal Bars Combo Pack $6.99 ~ Earn 3 ECBs
Use $2/1 PRINT
(makes it $1.99 for a 2-box combo pack!)

CVS Scenario
(2) Oust @ $7.98
(2) Reveal Light Bulbs @ $6
(1) Glade Spray @ $3.99
(1) Bayer Bonus Pack @ $1.99
10 Soy Joy Singles @ $1 (Or, if they're out, any filler item 4¢ or more)
Total = $20.97 + Tax

- $5 off $20 CVS Q
- $3.99 (BOGO) Oust Q
- (2) $1.50 Reveal Q's
- $1 Glade Q
- $1 Bayer Q
- $2 Off Soy Joy Q

New Total: $4.98 + Tax
ECB's Received: $11 (Save for next week!)

You essentially made $6!

- Thanks to IHeartCVS & The Thrifty Mama!

What Now? (Grocery Deals for the week of 1/6)

If you've recently attended one of our workshops, then you've just learned A LOT about the world of couponing! But without many coupons, where on earth should you begin?  Well take a deep breath and have a seat in front of your printer!  The "What Now?" posts are a starting place for newbies (like you!), with great store deals using PRINTABLE coupons (and this week's insert coupons) only!  There will be one post for grocery stores each week, and a separate one for drugstores.  We know your coupon-collection will grow quickly, but in the meantime, here's a list just for YOU!

Grocery: FREE & CHEAP

Juicy Juice 64 oz bottle, BOGO $3.49
Use (1) $1/1 or $1/2 Target Q PRINT
Stack WITH $1/2 PRINT
(makes it 75¢ each!)

Kellogg’s Special K or Fiber Plus Bars  BOGO $3.19
Use $1/2 from 1/3 RP or PRINT
Stack WITH $1/1 Target Q PRINT
(makes it 59¢ a box!)

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta BOGO $1.79 
Use $1/2  PRINT 
(makes it 39¢ ea)

Peter Pan Peanut Butter: BOGO $2.47
Use B2G1  -January All *You
(makes it 82¢ ea!)

Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 24oz bottle, BOGO $1.75 
Use B2G1  –January All*You 
(makes it 58¢ ea!)

Nabisco Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid Grahams or Ritz Bits BOGO $2.99
Use $2/2 PRINT(IE) or PRINT(FF)
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

 Egg Beaters: BOGO $2.79
Use $1/1  PRINT or PRINT
(makes it 39¢ ea)

Cascadian Farm Granola or Bars:  BOGO $3.99
Use (2) $1/1 PRINT *Look on Bottom Right
Stack WITH  $1/2  Target Q PRINT
(makes it 50¢ a box!!)

Lysol Neutra-Air  BOGO $3.59
Use $1/1  PRINT
(makes it 79¢ ea)

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, Assorted Varieties, 11.4 to 19.5 oz box, BOGO $3.99 
Use $5/4 Boxes MFR Coupon PRINT 
Stack WITH $1/1 Special K Granola Cereal (Target Q) PRINT 
ALSO Stack with the 50¢/1 Special K Cereal (another Target Q) PRINT
(makes it 37¢ ea!)

Coffee-Mate Refrigerated Creamer at $2.29 ($1.14)
Use $1/1 PRINT
(makes it 14¢ ea!)

Progresso Soup (Light, Reduced Sodium, or High Fiber): $2.50 ($1.25)
Use 50¢/2 from 1/3 SS
(makes it 75¢ ea)

Kellogg’s Cereal *BIG Boxes:  $4.23 ($2.11)
(Frosted Flakes, Sugar Smacks, Corn Flakes or Cocoa Krispies)
Use $5/4 Kellogg’s Cereals printable (manuf. w/ Target Logo)
(makes it 86¢ a box!)

Kleenex Facial Tissue 75-200 ct., at $2.42 ($1.21)
Use 50¢/3 PRINT
(makes it 87¢ ea)

Fast Classics Chicken or Country Fried Steak: $7.99 ($3.99)
Use $1.25/1 from Jan All*You
(makes it $2.75 ea)

New England Coffee 8-12 oz at $5.98 ($2.99)
Use $1/1 HERE *Enter your info, and you'll be able to print!
(makes it $2 a bag!)

Buy *5* Participating Kraft Products ~ Get "$5 Off Your Next Purchase" at Checkout!
Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese 6-8 oz $2 ea
Buy *6*
Use (2) $1/2 from 1/3 SS
Use (1) $1/2 print (IE) or print (FF)
(makes it 67¢ ea after you count the $5 Savings Printout!)
*Kraft Cheese Singles 12 oz., are $1.66 - substitute with a couple of these to make the deal even cheaper!

★Special Meal Deal★
Buy (2) Palermo’s Pizza for $11.98
Use (2) $1/1 PRINT
Get the Following FREE:
(1) Mayfield Ice Cream 56 oz
(1) SH Breadsticks 10.5 oz
(1) SH Potato Skins 7 oz
(1) Pepsi 6 pk 12 oz cans
(makes it $10 for dinner, drinks, dessert, and appetizers!)

General Mills Cereals Trix & Cocoa Puffs:  BOGO (No price listed)
Use $1/1 Trix PRINT or PRINT *must sign up
(probably ends up being around $1 a box)

Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 double rolls $4.99
Use 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it $4.50)

Scott Bath Tissue 8 or 12 double rolls $4.99
Use $1/1  PRINT
(makes it $3.99)

Scotties Facial Tissue: 79¢
Use $1/1 PRINT
(makes it FREE!)

Stonyfield Oikos Yogurt: $1
Use $1/1 from 1/3 SS
(makes it FREE!)

Kelloggs NutriGrain, Special K or Fiber Plus: $2.50 ~ Get 2 Gallons Milk wyb 4
Use the $5/4 MFR Q from the Target site PRINT *If your store will accept these*
(Pay only $5  for 4 boxes of cereal & 2 Gallons of Milk!)

Kashi GoLean Cereal or TLC Bars: $2.99
Use $1.50/1 PRINT
(makes it $1.49 ea)

Freschetta Pizza: $3.99
Use $1/1 printable (IE) or printable (FF) or from 11/15 SS
(makes it $2.99)

Stayfree Pads: $2.49
Use BOGO from 1/3 RP
(makes it 75¢ ea, wyb 2)

Aleve 24 ct: $1.99
Use $1/1 PRINT
(makes it 99¢)

ALL Small&Mighty w/Snuggle 32 oz: $3.17
Use $2/1 from 1/3 RP *Regional
(makes it $1.17 ea)


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