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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What Now? (Drugstore Deals: Week of 1/24)

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!

Dulcolax- 50ct tablets, 6 ct suppositores or Balance: $5
Use $3/1 PRINT or hangtag on product
Submit for $5 Rebate HERE
(makes it $2 - $5 Rebate = $2 Moneymaker!)

Crest Toothpaste or Oral B Indicator TB: $1.99 ~ Get $1 ECB (Limit1)
Use 75¢/1 from 1/17 P&G
(makes it 24¢ ea!)

Dove Ultimate Deodorant: $3.50 ~ Get  $3 ECB wyb 2 (Limit 1)
Buy 2, Use (2) $2/1 PRINT
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

Almay Intense i-Color Shadow, Liner or Mascara $5.99 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 1)
Ues $1 off Almay Color Cosmetic PRINT (Target manu. Coupon)
(makes it 99¢ ea)

Pepsico Products: Buy $20 ~ Get $10 ECB (Limit 2)
Includes Pepsi 12-Packs: 3/$10 
Tostitos or Lays: $3.50,

Easy Deal:
Buy (6) 12-packs
Pay $20 ~ Get $10 ECB = $1.50/pack!
*If you have your $10 ECB from last week's Pepsi Deal to use, you will only pay $10 ~ Get $10 ECB. Keep those ECB's rolling for the least Out Of Pocket!

Cottonelle 20 Roll BIG Pack (= to 40 rolls): $12.88 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 6)
Use $1/1 Printable (IE or Firefox) or from 1/17 USA Weekend or 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it $7.99 ~ or 20¢/roll!)

Charmin 20 Roll BIG Pack (= to 40 Rolls): $12.99 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 6)
Use 25¢/1 from 12/27 P&G
(makes it $8.74 ~ or 22¢/roll!)

Beginner Scenario:
Transaction 1)
Buy 6 Pepsi 12-Packs: $20
Get $10 ECB Back
Transaction 2)
Buy Cottonelle 20 Roll Pack: $12.88
Use $10 Pepsi ECB + $1/1 Printable
Pay $1.88 ~ Get $4 ECB for next week!

Pert Plus: 2/$5 ~ Get $2 RRs wyb 2
Use (2) $1/1 PRINT
or (2) $1.50/1 from 1/24 SS
(makes it FREE - 50¢ ea!)

BOGO Coffee-Mate liquid (16 oz.), $2.49
Buy 2, Use (2) $1/1 PRINT
(makes it 25¢ ea!)

Stayfree Maxi Pads (16-24 pk.), $1.99
Use $1/1 PRINT or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
(makes it 99¢ ea!)

Robitussin or Dimetapp Products: Buy 2/$10 ~ Get $3 RR
Use (2) $2/1 Robitussin PRINT or Dimetapp PRINT
(Pay $6 ~ Get $3 RR = makes it $1.50 ea)

Buy $30 ~ Get $10 RRs   or   Buy $20 ~ Get $5 RR:
*Benefiber Kiwi Straw Stick Pack (16 ct.), $5, Tums 40-150 ct $4
$2/1 Benefiber from Diabetes & You Booklet *By Pharmacy*
$2/1 Benefiber PRINT(ie) and PRINT (ff)
$1/1 Tums Dual Action from Walgreens January Coupon Booklet
$1/1 Tums rom 1/24 SS

* Benefiber Scenario:
Buy (4) Benefiber Kiwi Stick Packs
Use (2) $2/1 Q's + (2) $1/1 Q's
Use $2/1 Store Q (Deducts $8 automatically)
(Pay $6 + tax ~ Get $5 RRs = 25¢ ea!)

* Tum-Tum-Tum-TUM Scenario:
Buy (5) Tums Dual Action 50 ct *If included in sale
Use (5) $1/1 Q's + $1/1 from Jan. Coupon Book (Deducts 5x)
(Pay $10 ~ Get $5 RR = $1 ea!)

Get $5 RRs wyb $25 Huggies:
*Huggies Snug & Dry or Supreme Diapers, Pull-Ups, Goodnites: $8.99
Use $2/1 Huggies PRINT
STACK WITH $1/1 Huggies Diapers from Childrens Activity Book (Ask at Pharmacy)
Best Scenario:
Buy (3) Huggies @ $26.97
Use (3) $2/1 Huggies Q's
Stack WITH $1/1 Huggies Store Q (Deducts 3x)
(Pay $17.97 OOP ~ Get $5 RR = $4.32 ea!)

Get $10 RRs wyb $20 of the following:
*Aquafina (24 pk.), $5, Gatorade (12 oz. 6 pk.), 2/$10, Doritos, Tostitos or Lays chips (12 oz. or larger), 2/$5, Stacy’s Pita Chips (6 oz. or larger), 2/$5, Tostitos Salsa or Queso (15 oz.), 2/$5, Pepsi Fridgemate (12 pk. cans), 3/$12, Pepsi 2-Liters, 4/$5.00
Deal Idea:
Buy 8 Pepsi 12-Packs: $20 ~ Get $10 RR Back
(Makes it $1.25 per pack!)

Maybelline Cosmetics 40% Off (Great Lash Mascara will be $2.39)
Submit for $2 Single Check Rebate #61 wyb 1 Maybelline Mascara
Use the $1/1 Video Values here
(makes it  FREE!)

Ester-C Buy: 1 Get 1 Free
Buy 2 Ester-C Vitamin C 24 Hour Immune Protection Packets 20 pack: $9.99
Use (2)  $4/1 from 1/24 RP
Use $1/1 Video Values PRINT
(makes it 49¢ ea!)

Cadbury Creme Egg 2/$1
Use the 50¢/2 Video Values HERE
(makes it 25¢ each!)

Aquafresh Toothpaste and Toothbrushes Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Buy (2) Aquafresh Advanced Triple Protection 2X Whitening: $3.69
Use (2) $1/1 coupons PRINT
(makes it 85¢ ea!)

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue Double Roll 12 pack $6.49
Use the $1/1 from the 1/24 RP
Use the $2/1 Video Values Q HERE
(makes it $3.49!)

Cool Savings Tutorial!!

If you dig a little you just might find an extra set of printable coupons.  Here's how to print an extra set of Smart Source Coupons.

Cool Savings -  Tutorial
You may have seen CoolSavings advertised before online, but were afraid it might be one of those "quick survey's" that result in a gift card at the end.  I admit, I fell for it, then quit after an hour of questions and no gift card.  COOL SAVINGS IS NOT A SURVEY SITE!!  Once you get past the inital log in, and decline the offers you'll find a treasure - SMART SOURCE PRINTABLES!!

Click HERE to log in.
(Right click the HERE above to open link in a new window to keep tutorial open.)
Enter Zip Code and Email Address

Same registration as other coupon sites.


You do have to click through a couple of advertisements, just click SKIP!

Last One - Click NO!
Don't even waste your time reading this stuff.  Just No!

Extra Kraft Coupon Link

Go HERE to print another set of the Kraft coupons!  These have not all reached their limits yet!
- Thanks, SouthernSavers!

K-Mart Catalina Problems & Catalinas Explained

I wrote a few days ago about an unadvertised Post cereal freebie at Kmart this week, and a Glade Candle moneymaker going on as well.  Well, it looks like many of you have had alot of trouble finding the 2 oz Fragrance Collection candles which are supposedly $2.50, much less getting your catalina to print out.  (ARRGHH!)  The Post Cereal is trouble too, but just because many Kmart's don't carry that new Health Advantage kind on the coupon yet. (Booo)

So I just wanted to warn you guys not to make a special trip to Kmart just for these items, but to just keep an eye out for them if you happen to be there.  This deal has been confirmed on other sites, but I'm sorry for the problems it's been causing with our readers! 
On that note... I'd like to remind everyone about this incredibly useful phone number:

This is the number to call when a catalina does not print.  Have your receipt on hand, and if a store club card is involved, have it ready too.  They have resolved many a problem for many a couponer.

What IS a "Catalina"?

A catalina is a coupon that spits out after your receipt, when you buy certain items.  The coupons can be either "$$ OFF Coupons" or "$$ Off Your Next Order(ONYO).  Right now, there is a Pillsbury Catalina deal going on at a few stores, including Kroger, Bi-Lo, etc.

Buy any pillsbury refrigerated baked goods between 1/25 and 2/21:
Buy 4 - get $2 OFYO
Buy 5 - get $3 OYNO
Buy 6 - get $4 OYNO

Why Didn't My Catalina Print?

In this case, if you bought 6 crescent rolls, and your $4 didn't print, you should definitely call the Catalina Phone Number to get your refund. This happens often to customers, and here's why:
  • Stores sometimes do not have the catalina info updated in their registers towards the beginning of a sale.  
  • Catalina machine is not working/turned on. 
  • Some of your items were not participating items.
  • That store is probably out to get you. (Kidding!)
I hope this helps you a little, catalina's can be a GREAT way to save money (and sometimes even make it!) if know what you're dealing with.  Remember that you can usually roll catalinas: Use them ($$ OYNO) to buy the participating products again, thereby earning another catalina, and so on and so forth.....
If you have any questions, leave it as a comment and I'll get to it as soon as I can!  

WOW! Lots of Kraft Printables!

I just found a whole herd of Kraft printables that you need to get! Go HERE to print out the following - looks like some have already hit their limit!
*First of all, don't forget to print this $1/2 Kraft Cheese PRINT
$1/4 Philly Cream Cheese *Print Limit Reached?
$1/1 Velveeta
$1/2 Planters Nuts *Print Limit Reached?
$1/2 Capri Sun *Print Limit Reached?
$1/1 Parmesan Cheese *Print Limit Reached?
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Bologna
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Lunch Meats *Print Limit Reached?
$1/1 Claussen Pickles
$1/2 Kraft Shells and Cheese * Print Limit Reached?

HINT: These have big ads that print on the bottom of the page after the coupon.  To avoid wasting your ink on such rubbish, watch the coupon as it prints, and as soon as it is on the page push CANCEL and the rest of the page will shoot right out blank.  You can then print the next coupon on that half of the page, and hit cancel to avoid the next ad.
This might seem kind of silly, but when you print as many coupons as we do, you have to cut corners anywhere you can to save on ink and paper!

I personally use every paper my kids bring home from school as printable coupon fodder.  (The ones that don't go on the fridge of course!)  What do you do to save on ink and paper?

NEW Cellfire E-Coupons are up!

If you've been working the deals at Kroger's this week, here are some good new Cellfire E-Coupons to load onto your card:
(These are just my favorites, see the full selection and load them up right HERE)

.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting
.50/1 Chex Mix
$1 off Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt
$1 off Purina Dry Cat or Dog Food
.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
.55/1 Lucky Charms Cereal
.55/1 Multigrain Cheerios
.40/1 Nature Valley Granola Bar
$1 off Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters (When Combine w/ $1/1 PRINT, makes it FREE!)

Also, the ones below will help out with the Pillsbury Catalina deal!
  • .75/2 Frozen Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, or Mini Cinnamon Rolls
  • $1/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads
  • $1/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands

Good Deal On Cute Checks!

We've gotten a couple of emails about finding good deals on checks, here's one I just did that saved me $23.42!  It's nice to find a good deal on something you need anyway, hope this helps some of you!!  This offer is from - they have some pretty cute designs:

I especially loved the butterfly checks.  Since my dad (Kasey speaking) passed away, my daughter and I always look for butterflies as God's way of reminding us that "PaPa" has a new life in heaven that is free from sickness and disease.

Okay, here's the lowdown on how to get this good deal:
  • Right now, Buy 3 boxes of checks and get the 4th box FREE - Plus! 
  • FREE Shipping & Handling!
  • FREE Designer Lettering!
  • FREE upgrade to Designer’s Choice checks!
I just did it myself, here's what to do, step by step....
1) Go HERE and click on the Big Yellow "INTRODUCTORY OFFER" for this deal
2) Pick your favorite design
3) Check Single or Duplicate checks, then if you want 2 or 4 boxes
2) Your total will appear below, but USE OFFER CODE JL35....  and watch the price drop!
* I just tried out the code to make sure it works, here's what it looks like price-wise:

Toilet Paper Tip!

What's your stock-up price for toilet paper?
We think a "Good" price is 35¢/roll, and a "Stock-Up" price is 25¢ or less. (Reg Roll = 1 Roll, Double Roll = 2 Rolls, etc...).  With that in mind, just wanted to tip you off to a couple GREAT Toilet Paper deals at CVS!  *This is the "Good Stuff" for those of you who are picky about your tp!
Cottonelle 20 Roll BIG Pack (= to 40 rolls): $12.88 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 6)
Use $1/1 Printable (IE or Firefox) or from 1/17 USA Weekend or 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it $7.99 ~ or 20¢/roll!)

Charmin 20 Roll BIG Pack (= to 40 Rolls): $12.99 ~ Get $4 ECB (Limit 6)
Use 25¢/1 from 12/27 P&G
(makes it $8.74 ~ or 22¢/roll!)

This deal is good until 2/14 - if you use your $10 ECB from last week's Pepsi Deal, you will only pay $1.88 for the Cottonelle ~ and get $4 ECB Back!!  (That's my plan anyway)
To see the rest of this week's CVS deals, go HERE.

- Thanks, AFullCup!

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