Monday, April 14, 2014

Shaws Coupon Matchups April 11, 2014

Truth: I didn't plan well for this trip and could have done better. Nevertheless, here are a few noteworthy deals at Shaws available through Thursday:

Ken’s 16oz. Salad Dressing
Regularly $2.99, on sale for $1.88
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $2.76 (or $1.38 each)

Strawberries 3lb. Package
On sale for $1.88

Kellogg’s Cereal
Regularly around $4.49, on sale 2/$5.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $4.00 (or $2.00 each)
(There are also printable coupons for Kellogg's cereal at kelloggsfamilyrewards.com.)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
On sale for $1.88/lb.

Keebler Crackers
Regularly between $2.50 and $3.49, on sale for $1.99
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $2.98 (or $1.49 each)

McCormick Spices 0.25-3oz
On sale BOGO
Buy two, use one $0.75/1 (doubles to $1.50) = VARIES
I purchased Ground Cinnamon ($3.49) and Oregano Leaves ($2.99). Total = $1.99 for both

Reynolds Parchment Paper
On sale for $2.99

Buy one, use $0.75/1 (doubles to $1.50) = $1.49

Dannon Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups
Regularly $0.79 each, on sale for $0.67 each

Buy ten, use $1.00/10 = $5.70 (or $0.57 each)
Plus, get $0.25 back at Checkout51

Bird's Eye Steamfresh
Regularly $2.49, on sale for $1.99
Buy one, use $0.50/1 (doubles to $1.00) = $0.99

Culinary Circle Pizza
Regularly $5.49, on sale $4.99
Buy one, use $1.00/1 = $3.99

Dawn Dish Soap
$1.49
Buy one, use $0.40/1 (doubles to $0.80) = $0.69

Kellogg's Pop Tarts
Regularly $2.29, on sale for $1.99
Buy two, use $1.00/2 = $2.98 (or $1.49 each)

Dole Pineapple
Regularly $1.49, on sale for $1.00
Buy two, use $0.50/2 (doubles to $1.00) = $1.00 (or $0.50 each)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Market Basket Coupon Matchups April 5, 2014

Some worthwhile sales at Market Basket that I thought I'd mention. A couple I stumbled upon while cruising the aisles. Anything that I didn't list that's worth mentioning?

Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts
On sale for $2.99
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon and get 4% off = $4.74

Gala Apples
On sale for $0.99/lb.
Buy one bag and get 4% off, plus $0.25 back at Checkout51 (expires Wednesday, April 9)= VARIES (my bag was ~ 3.5 pounds and came to $3.14.)

Newman's Own Salsa
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon and get 4% off = $2.84 (or $1.42 each)

Special K Granola Bars
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon and get 4% off = $3.80 (or $1.90 each)

Nabisco Grahamfuls and Teddy Grahams
On sale 2/$5.00
Buy one of each, use $1.00/2 coupon and get 4% back, plus get $1.00 back from Checkout51 (expires Wednesday, April 9) on Nabisco Grahamfuls = $2.80 (or $1.40 each!)

Pepperidge Farm Bread
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon and get 4% back = $2.84 (or $1.42 each)

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon (found on the package!) and get 4% back = $2.84 (or $1.42 each)

Scotties 3-Ply Tissues with Aloe
On sale for 3/$2.00
Buy three, get 4% back = $1.92 (or $0.64 each)

CVS Coupon Matchups April 5, 2014

Gilette Venus Razor 1ct.
Regularly $7.79. Buy one, get $5.00 ExtraBucks
Buy one, use $4.00/1 coupon = $3.79 get $5.00 ExtraBucks ($1.21 Moneymaker!)

Glade PlugIns Scented Customizables Oil Starter Kit and Glade Sense and Spray
Regularly $10.99 and $11.49. On sale for $5.00 each.
Use one $2.00/1 Glade Scented Customizable Kit coupon and earn $2.00 through Checkout51 (expires Wednesday, April 9) = $1.00 
Use one $3.00/1 Sense and Spray = $2.00

Crest 3D White, Pro Health or Crest with Scope Toothpaste
Regularly $3.79. On sale for $2.99. Buy one, receive $2.00 ExtraBucks.
Buy one, use $0.50/1 coupon = $2.49, get $2.00 ExtraBucks ($0.49)

CVS Vitamins
On sale BOGO
Buy two CVS Vitamin C 500 mg tablets, 100 ct. (regularly $4.19), use $2.00/1 CVS Vitamins coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine = $1.19 (or $1.10 each)
OR
Buy two CVS multivitamin tablets, 100 ct. (like I did! Regularly $7.99), use $2.00/1 CVS Vitamins coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine and $2.00/$10.00 vitamin purchase = $3.99 (or $1.99 each)

7-UP or Sunkist, 2L
Regularly $2.09. On Sale for $0.99
Buy one, use $0.30/1 coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine = $0.69

I bought all of the above (no Vitamin C, even though that was the best deal; we needed multivitamins!) and used $5.00, $1.00 and $1.00 ExtraBucks from my last shopping trip = $5.17 out of pocket, plus the $2.00 cash back from Checkout51 and $2.00 in ExtraBucks. It's like getting all of the above for $1.17!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My CVS Shopping Trip

So, I had a minor panic attack when I walked into CVS today. Did any of you see these?:


Yeah. Uncool. But don't panic. I spoke with an employee and, thankfully, he said he would honor the price in the flyer. *Phew* Because otherwise I'd have to sit in the aisle and do the math on my phone to figure everything out all over again. I'm not a big fan of these types of wrenches after all my planning! Hopefully your local store will honor the advertised price, too.

They were very accommodating. In fact, I didn't even ask them to honor the price; I just wanted to know if the same product was included in the "new" sale because the tags were all mismatched. I think it made their job easier just to honor the price. 

And after all that, the $5.00 ExtraBucks still printed out... I didn't need to get a handwritten reward. Hmmm... something's a little fishy. Either way, I'll take it!


Just the Basics Paper Towels
On sale for $0.75
Buy one, use $0.75/1 coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine = FREE

Wisk 32 Loads, PowerBlasts 24 ct., Snuggle 40 Loads, All Liquid 28-33 Loads or Mighty Pacs 24 ct.
Buy one, get two free (Limit 6)
Buy one Wisk 32 loads for $8.99
Buy two All Liquid 28-33 Loads for $7.49
Use one $1.50/1 Wisk and $2.00/2 All products = $5.49 for three (or approx. 1.83 each)
UPDATE! I checked out Checkout51 (no pun intended) and there's a $1.00 off any All Laundry Detergent. So that makes these $1.50 each!

Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy 12.7-12.9oz., TRESemme Premium 25 oz or Dove Advanced Hair Care
On sale 2/$10.00; Spend $15, get $5.00 ExtraBucks (Limit 1)
Buy one Clean and Clear shampoo or conditioner for $5.00
Buy one TRESemme Premium 25 oz. for $5.00
Buy one Dove Advanced Care for $5.00
Use one $2.50/1 Clean and Clear shampoo/conditioner coupon, one $2.00/1 off one TRESemme shampoo/conditioner coupon, one $2.00/1 Dove Advanced Hair Care coupon and one CVS coupon: $4.00/2 Dove Advanced, TRESemme or Clear Care Hair products = $4.50, get $5.00 ExtraBucks (a.k.a. a $0.50 moneymaker!)

TOTAL: $9.99 - I paid with $10.00 in ExtraBucks from my previous trip and still had one ExtraBuck left over from that same trip. Plus, I got $5.00 ExtraBucks back! I walked out of the store with three bags and never had to open my wallet. (Well, except to have her scan my ExtraCare Rewards Card.) Happy day!

Market Basket Coupon Matchup Highlights 03.23 - 03.29

Utz Potato Chips
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy one, use $1.00/1 coupon = $1.00 (Thanks, YesWeCoupon!)

Hood Sour Cream, 16oz.
On sale $1.49 each
Buy one, use $0.55/1 coupon =  $0.94
(You can also snag the coupon here.)

Hood Country Creamer
On sale for $0.99 each
Buy one, use $0.50/1 coupon = $0.49

Smart Balance Spreads
On sale 2/$3.00
Buy one, use $0.50/1 coupon = $0.75

Welch's Essential Drinks
On sale 2/$4.00
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = 2/$3.00 (or $1.50 each)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
On sale $1.99

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CVS Coupon Policy News!

You may have ready my "notes" on various stores in the New Hampshire area, and  I do my best to keep these "rules" as up to date as possible.

One rule is: ExtraBucks DO expire two weeks from the date they are issued. 

However, after speaking with a store employee at my local CVS store (Epping, NH, in case you were wondering), I was told that CVS honors expired ExtraBucks Rewards regardless of the expiration date listed. 

"Hold on to these, she told me as my ExtraBucks printed; they never expire."

"What do you mean?" I responded.

"They never expire."

"But there's an expiration date on each reward that prints."

"Yes, but we accept them regardless. They used to have no expiration date listed when we first started the program. But when they added an expiration date, we were told we could accept them even after they've expired."

I'm pretty sure this couponer freaked her out when I joyously skipped out the store. "Thank you!"

She also informed me that they will honor CVS coupons from the Magic Coupon Machine up to two weeks after the listed expiration date. They do NOT accept expired manufacturers' coupons. This could be a CVS Management decision - check with your store before banking on this rule at the checkout counter. But if your store's policy is the same, well, we just hit the jackpot! I can't tell you how many moneymakers i could have had if the ExtraCare Coupons and ExtraBucks Rewards hadn't expired while in my wallet.

This is not listed in the official CVS Coupon Policy, so check with your local store's management team. Here's hoping this sweet employee wasn't mistaken!


Another note on how I list coupons/sale:

Many coupon sites say to use "four" of one said coupon. But if you're like me, you only purchase one Sunday paper. So that's how I approach each post: based on the coupons available to me. Now, if there are online coupons, I may say to use "four" of one said coupon because you can print those coupons twice per computer. So long as you have access to more than one computer, you'll be set.

CVS Coupon Matchups

Just the Basics Paper Towels
On sale for $0.75
Buy one, use $0.75/1 coupon from the Magic Coupon Machine = FREE

Wisk 32 Loads, PowerBlasts 24 ct., Snuggle 40 Loads, All Liquid 28-33 Loads or Mighty Pacs 24 ct.
Buy one, get two free (Limit 6)
Buy one Wisk 32 loads for $8.99
Buy two All Liquid 28-33 Loads for $7.49
Use one $1.50/1 Wisk and $2.00/2 All products = $5.99 for three (or approx. 1.99 each)

Zantac 150, 24 ct. or Zantac 75, 30ct.
On sale for $8.99
Purchase one, submit $8.99 mail-in rebate and use $4.00/1 coupon = $4.00 money maker!

Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy 12.7-12.9oz., TRESemme Premium 25 oz or Dove Advanced Hair Care
On sale 2/$10.00; Spend $15, get $5.00 ExtraBucks (Limit 1)
Buy one Clean and Clear shampoo or conditioner for $5.00
Buy one TRESemme Premium 25 oz. for $5.00
Buy one Dove Advanced Care for $5.00
Use one $2.50/1 Clean and Clear shampoo/conditioner coupon, one $2.00/1 off one TRESemme shampoo/conditioner coupon, one $2.00/1 Dove Advanced Hair Care coupon and one CVS coupon: $4.00/2 Dove Advanced, TRESemme or Clear Care Hair products = $4.50, get $5.00 ExtraBucks (a.k.a. a $0.50 moneymaker!)

Palmolive, 10oz.
On sale for $0.99 each
Buy two, use $1.00/2 coupon = $0.98 for two (or $0.49 each)

Michum Deodorant
Regularly $4.19 each, on sale buy one get one 50% off
Buy two, use $2.00/1 coupon and $1.00/1 coupon, as well as $1.00/$4.00 deodorant purchase from the Magic Coupon Machine last week =  $2.29 (or ~$1.14 each)
[Thanks KrazyCouponLady for this tip!]


I'll post my shopping trip tomorrow - as soon as I get over this flu (or whatever it is!)