This week’s already off to a start with some fantastic deals! A big welcome to our new Super-Couponers from Crystal Lake and Rolling Meadows, and of course the many listeners from Johnny B’s show as well…
If you’re new to the site, take a quick minute to read Using this site and bring yourself up to speed on all the coupon lingo and abbreviations. Unless otherwise noted, grocery store deals run through Wednesday of this week, and the pharmacy deals run through Saturday.
Kicking things off at Jewel this week, let’s take home lots of granola bars and fruit snacks on the cheap! If you’re on General Mills’ email list, perhaps you received this email advertising a new $10 Catalina campaign when you buy 10 General Mills products. Now, while the deal’s supposed to start 2/19… it’s already under way :)
And what’s a great thing to buy right now? With all Catalina deals like this, it’s usually either the lowest-priced items…or the items with other Catalina deals simultaneously running on them! And guess what… fruit snacks and Nature Valley granola bars (the regular crunchy kind, NOT the sweet/salty nut kind) both overlap with this deal!
NOTE: In Thursday’s ad, the granola bars and fruit snacks are going to be even CHEAPER ($2.50 and $2, respectively) – this is one of those rare weeks where if you haven’t yet done the deal, wait until Thursday… it will be even cheaper. You will pay $22.50 pre-coupons and get $17 back… with the same $3.70 in coupons outlined below, you will pay $18.80 and get $17 back. WOW… $1.80 for 10 boxes of fruit snacks and granola bars!
Ready to take these home CHEAP? Grab your coupons…
Buy 5 boxes of Nature Valley granola bars @ $3.50 each = $17.50
Buy 5 boxes of GM fruit snacks @ $2.50 each = $12.50
We’re at $30 for our ten boxes… but we’ve just qualified for a $10 Catalina, a $3.50 Catalina, and another $3.50 Catalina! We’ll be getting $17 of that $30 right back. Now, let’s sweeten the deal even more with coupons…
.75 off 2 (Print 2)
1/4 GM – .50 off 2
2/8 GM – .50 off 2
2/1 SS – .50 off 1
.60 off 1 (Print 2)
1/4 GM – .50 off 1
The Winter issue of Que Rica Vida also has a .50 off 1 coupon for Nature Valley. (Que Rica Vida is a free Spanish GM coupon and recipe mailer – and YES I subscribe … it’s got coupons in it! :)
So, with coupons, here’s how it will work:
Buy 5 fruit snacks. Use 2 .75 coupons and one .50 coupon for your boxes & save (or substitute other coupons listed) – $2.00 savings
Buy 5 granola bars. Use 2 .60 coupons and 2 .50 coupons – $1.70 savings
Pay $26.30 for your 10 boxes and get $17.00 back in Catalinas, and you’ll end up paying $9.30 for all 10. That’s .93 a box… cheap lunchtime snacks! Note that the fruit snacks are only on sale for $2.50 until 1/18….
Still at Jewel, how about some really cheap razors? Bic Comfort 3 and Bic Soleil disposable razors are on clearance for $2.14 at most Jewels. (Check price with the scanner if yours isn’t marked – it’s a chainwide clearance.) Use the $2 off Bic Comfort and $2 off Bic Soleil from 1/18 SS to take these home for .14 a pack!
And still at Jewel, Kraft South Beach balsamic vinaigrette salad dressings are reduced to $2.09. Your Jewel Avenu has $1 off South Beach dressings … and 1/18 SS has a $1 off 2 Kraft dressings coupon. Buy 2 bottles — Avenu takes $1 off each bottle, and the coupon takes another $1 off. You’ll pay $1.18 for 2 bottles, or .59 each! (Note: Some readers are reporting that the dressings are on sale for $1.09 at their stores.. if so, you’ll be getting your dressing free with $3.91 overage with this combo – and THAT’s excellent!)
And yes, still at Jewel, Hershey bars are still on sale for $1, B1G1F. Use the B1G1F coupon from 11/9 SS and 1/25 SS and take home TWO for free!
Heading to Meijer… Meijer has both Crest and Colgate toothpaste on sale for 99 cents a tube. Use the $1 Crest coupon from 2/8 PG and take this home for FREE… if you want the Colgate, use the 2/1 SS .75 coupon and pick it up for .26! Or, if you plan to go to CVS this week, hold onto your Colgate and use it there, because the deal’s even better…
Over at Target, there’s a great deal on Goldfish crackers (which is rather timely, as if you’ve been with my blog for awhile, you’ll undoubtedly remember that huge Goldfish sale at Jewel last fall. My Goldfish crackers are almost gone from that sale… and here’s another one, just in time! Goldfish are on sale for $1.66 a bag. Print this $1 coupon from Target.com and pick them up for just .66 a bag! Remember you can also print these coupons from the gift registry kiosk in the front of Target stores :)
Note: A reader said that the sign at her store states they’ll only be on sale through 2/16, so if you want these, you may want to get there TODAY (Monday, early birds! :)
Over at Kmart, Revlon Colorsilk haircolor is on sale for $2 a box – already a cheap price! But use the $1 off 2 coupon from 1/11 SS and you will pick 2 boxes up for $3, or $1.50 each! The recession is no excuse not to look fabulous! :)
Over at Walgreens, did you miss getting your FREE “expensive” razor last week? The mad rush on free Gillette Fusion “Gamer” razors left many shelves bare and many shoppers frustrated. Well, guess what… the razors are still on unadvertised sale for $8.99. 2/8 PG had a $4 coupon for the razor. Use the coupon, pay $4.99… and get $6 in RRs! They’ll pay YOU $1 to take the razor home! Note that while the RR for this razor is not in this week’s ad, it’s still running… so get in there and get your free Fusion razor!
Or, go over to CVS and get the Fusion Gamer there instead! CVS has the Gillette Fusion Gamer on sale for $7.99. Use the same coupon, pay $3.99, and get $4 back in ECBs! While not a moneymaker, they’re still FREE… and with an item like this that’s hard to find, FREE is good!
Still at CVS, you can take home some FREE Gillette’s Men’s Shampoo again this week too. It’s on sale for $4.99 a bottle. Use the $2 coupon from PG 1/18… pay $2.99, and get $3 back in ECBs. Your shampoo will be FREE!
And STILL at CVS, enjoy this Neutrogena soap moneymaker — certain Neutrogena products qualify for $10 in ECBs when you buy two. Neutrogena Facial Bar Soap (black/white box in original scent or fragrance free) is on sale for $2.99 each. Buy 2, pay $5.98… and get $10 back in ECBs! They’re paying you over $4 to take home 2 bars of soap! Note that this soap is NOT with the other bar soaps but is near the other Neutrogena face products. I had an awful time trying to locate it at CVS this morning. But it’s a nice moneymaker if you can find it!
And yes, still at CVS, Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste is on sale for $2.99. Buy it, and get $2.99 back in ECBs! You’re already getting free toothpaste, but we can sweeten the deal with a coupon, as you know… use the .75 coupon from 2/1 SS and they’ll now be paying YOU to take the toothpaste home. This one’s limit 2, so grab two for yourself… and both will be FREE!
And, my oh my, it’s a busy week at CVS… there’s also a deal going on cotton beauty products at CVS. The “Cotton Rounds” beauty pads (like a cotton ball, but circular and flat) in 10 or 25 count cost 99 cents each. Buying 2 generates $2 in ECBS! FREE beauty stuff is great too :)
Do you like these deals? Want to learn how to get deals like this on almost EVERYTHING that you buy? Attend one of my Super-Couponing™ classes and learn all the tricks of the trade. You’ll be slashing your bills in no time!