Deals of the Week for September 9, 2008
Tuesday is deal-day, but it's also a birthday! I want to wish a very happy birthday to my sister Lynn today! Lynn loves the Kashi brand of healthy, organic cereals, so for her big day, here's a great deal on Kashi:
Similar to last week's Pop-Tart deal, Target is running a promotion on Kashi products. Kashi cereals, cookies, crackers, granola bars, and frozen meals are all on sale 4 for $11. And, for each 4 you buy, you will get a $5 gift card!
Now, you already know the best way to do this deal is to combine coupons with it to get Target to pay you to take this food home. And there are plenty of them out for Kashi!
$2 off any Kashi product (register with form to get coupons)
$1 off any Kashi TLC bars (Coupon is on page 32 of Live Right digital magazine - you can print as many as you need.)
You can print each of these coupons twice - just hit the Back button after you've printed it the first time. (Note: If some of the links don't work, try others - all of the links have been active within the past 24 hours, and web coupons can change at any time due to number of downloads, etc.)
So... some possible scenarios:
Buy 2 boxes of Kashi Vive and any other 2 Kashi products. Use the two $2.00 off Vive coupons, and 2 $2.00 off any Kashi product coupons... and you'll use $8.00 in coupons on your $11.00 total. Pay $3.00 and get a $5.00 gift card! Target's paying you $2.00 to take home free groceries!
Or, buy 2 boxes of Kashi Vive, 2 boxes of Kashi GoLean, 2 boxes of Kashi TLC bars, and any other 2 Kashi products. Use 2 $2.00 off Vive coupons, 2 $1.00 off GoLean coupons, 2 $1.00 off TLC coupons, and 2 $2.00 off any Kashi coupons. Your before-coupon total will be $22.00 - minus $12.00 in coupons. Pay $10.00 for your 8 Kashi products... and get two $10.00 gift cards back! Any way you look at it, they're paying you to buy food again. And that's the best kind of deal!
Here's another "moneymaker" deal! Would you like to get paid $7 to take home enough cough medicine to last you all winter? Walgreens has Robitussin cough syrup on sale for $3.99. Robitussin's site has $3.00 off coupons.
Ready for the fun part? For every 3 bottles you buy, you will get a $10.00 Register Reward! Register Rewards are Catalina coupons good on your next purchase at Walgreens - for anything! So, with 3 coupons, you'll be paying around $3.00... to make $10.00. AND take home 3 bottles of Robitussin! This is a smart time to buy cough and cold products anyway, before you need them and they're not on sale anymore.
While at Walgreens, grab yourself a free bottle of Crest mouthwash! It's on sale for $4.49, and last week's newspaper inserts have a 75-cent off coupon for the mouthwash in them. When you buy the mouthwash, you'll get a $4.50 Register Reward Catalina coupon -- so they're paying you to take this home too!
You can only do one set of 3 Robitussins and 1 bottle of Crest mouthwash per transaction. Remember, Walgreens does NOT let you "roll" Register Rewards -- you cannot take your $14.50 in RRs and try to buy MORE Robitussin and Crest, and pay for it with the first set of coupons. The next set won't print.
Time for another deodorant deal! This time it's a free Secret Clinical Strength Sport deodorant for women. (Or perhaps, for guys too, since it's "strong enough for a man!") Visit https://secretsport.safeprocessing.com -- fill out the form, and get a free deodorant in the mail. (Note: As of 8:00pm 9/9/08, this promotion has ended.)
Lastly, here's a diaper deal for those of you with little ones -- I've had a lot of email asking for a good deal on diapers, so here we go..! It's not the cheapest I've seen diapers (it's hard to beat 6 cents a pack -- that one was probably a once in a lifetime deal!) but it will still get you diapers for less than half price:
Target has a deal running with Luvs family packs (the big box.) Family packs are on sale for $15 each. When you buy 2, you get a $5 Target gift card back.
Now, there are other coupons out that you can stack with this deal. Target has store coupons out for $2.00 off boxes of Luvs. The 8/31 P&G insert has a $1.00 off Luvs coupon in it too.
So with these coupons and gift card, it works like this:
2 boxes of Luvs: $30.00
Minus 2 $2.00 Target store coupons: $26.00
Minus 1 $1.00 Luvs coupon: $25.00
Minus $5.00 Target gift card: $20.00
Not bad for 2 boxes of diapers! The regular price of one family pack of Luvs is $18.99. Box quantities vary by diaper size, but for example, a size 3 box has 92 diapers in it. With this deal, it works out to about 10 cents a diaper. Regular-priced diapers are usually 25 cents apiece or more, so this is less than half price. It's a great time to stock up!
Now... if you are on Luvs mailing list, you may have gotten a $5.00 manufacturer's coupon in the mail recently. If you have it, use it in conjunction with this same deal (since you're buying 2 boxes, you can use this plus the $1.00 manufacturer's coupon from the inserts) and you'll pay $15.00 for 2 boxes -- that's like getting one free!
And if you are not on the mailing lists for diaper companies... get on them! Pampers, Luvs, and Huggies regularly mail out GREAT mailers with higher-value coupons (like the $5.00 one that went out a few weeks ago) and you can stack these for some great deals. Sign up at their websites and see what you get! With babies and toddlers, you never can have too many coupons for the things they need.
New to this site? It's very important that you save ALL your coupons from the Sunday paper -- not just the ones you think you'll use! When your coupons come each week, stick them in a folder - date the front (I use a Sharpie) and then... wait for them to line up to great deals! Don't even cut them out. You'll only be cutting the ones you need.
These deals reference coupons that appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Other newspapers do not have nearly as many coupons, so if you subscribe to another paper, you may not have the same coupons these deals are calling for. The largest newspaper in any market has the most coupons, and in our area, that's the Tribune.