Posted: January 21, 2010

The $2 Huggies printable is still available at, don’t forget to print this & combine it with:
$1 off Huggies Rite Aid video values coupon and a
$5/20 Rite Aid video values coupon for some CHEAP diapers!
=$8 off 1 box of Huggies at Rite Aid!

I’ll be looking for a Huggies sale to match this with if you don’t need diapers now and can wait!

Huggies Pure & Natural:
$3 Off 40-ct. or larger Huggies Pure & Natural Coupon (Target Coupon)
$2.50 Off Huggies Pure & Natural Coupon (Manufacturer Coupon)
=$5.50 off per pack at Target!

Posted: January 20, 2010

I went to Macey’s today and did average:
Used $28.50 in-store and manufacturer’s coupons
+ most items I got were on sale 30-50% off even before in-store coupons, so if you add in those savings
= I saved much more than $28.50.

Spent $31.88 for 34 items ($0.93 per item) view a list of all the current Macey’s deals here (all deals I did are on this printable list)

I get emails from people really stressing if they can’t find a deal for something they want. I try to only buy items on sale, but I don’t have an extra freezer in my garage (most people in Utah do; I am a rarity). So I sometimes buy ice cream when it isn’t on sale, because I can’t stock up when it is on sale.  I will be the first to admit I am not the perfect coupon shopper!  See the picture above? I paid the full price of $3 for ice cream today. Hopefully that makes you feel better about your deals or lack thereof.   Try not to sweat the small stuff!  It can make you go cuckoo.

I could have drove 25 miles to Target to price match the Big Lots ad, thereby only paying $1 for my All 2x laundry detergents instead of $1.49 at Macey’s, but it wouldn’t be worth the gas money, time, or stress unless I needed something else at Target, and I don’t. So I didn’t.  But I did get the “Coupon High”!

I didn’t get this deal because I hadn’t printed it, but I noticed at Macey’s:

starkist-tuna chunk light

2.6 oz. pouches of Starkist Chunk Light Tuna were on sale for $1
$/1 Starkist Pouch printable coupon(IE Link) (FF Link)

Final Price= FREE

Posted: January 12, 2010

Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

Target Holiday Clearance Schedule (most stores are similar)
50% off – marked down on the day after the holiday, usually lasts for three days
75% off – marked down on the fourth day after the holiday, usually lasts for three days
90% off – marked down on the seventh day after the holiday, usually lasts for 1-3 days

JANUARY – Historically, Quaker has hot deals on cereal/all items. We see Pepsi/Tostitos go on sale mid-January (again, rebates abound for these). Other items of note this time of year are chili, side dishes, anything for hearty/warm meals.
• Post-Holiday Sales
• White Sales
• Sports and Weight Loss Equipment
• Computers
• Winter Apparel and Accessories
· Organizers, Rubbermaid totes, shelf organizers, planners, filing cabinets

FEBRUARY – many of the same food items as January
• Electronics
• Floor Coverings
• Housewares
• Furniture
• Candy and Chocolates

MARCH – Frozen food month. You’ll find many stores are offering free freezers or fill-a-bag deals. Between March and April, look for spring cleaning deals, so many cleaner items will be on sale. With Easter, looks for eggs, ham, Kraft products to cycle into good sales. Paper products like towels, napkins, plates are starting to come on strong. Beverage items.
• Spring Apparel and Accessories
• Winter Sports Equipment
• Gardening Supplies
• Luggage

• Spring Apparel and Accessories
• Coats and Hats
• Paint
• Wallpaper
• Jewish Foods and Eggs

MAY – get ready for summer! Here come loads of deals on BBQ sauce, frozen veggies, baked beans, and condiments of all kinds, summer-time meats (ribs, hotdogs, and ground beef). Also with all the holidays, look for tons of paper goods that match the holiday and pick them up after clearance. These deals generally continue through September!
• White Sale – Linens and Towels
• Spring Cleaning Supplies
• Auto Maintenance
• Home Maintenance
• Sodas & Bottled Water, Hotdogs, Hamburger Meat, Condiments, Paper & Plastic plates & cups
* Raid/Off bug repellents and sunscreens

• Summer Apparel and Accessories
• Pianos
• Television Sets
• Building Materials and Hardware
• Dairy Products

• Air Conditioners
• Summer Sports Equipment
• Sportswear
• Craft Supplies
• Sodas, Hotdogs, Hamburger Meat, Condiments

• White Sale – Linen and Towels
• BBQ and Patio Equipment
• Back to School Supplies
• Bathing Suits
• Fresh Fish and Vegetables
• Breakfast foods (Cold cereal-Juice-Waffles-etc)
• Cold lunch items for in lunch boxes

SEPTEMBER – back to school; time to fill up on snacks! Pudding cups, Capri suns, fruit snacks, cereal sales start up hard again, peanut butter/jelly. Also, like clockwork, there will be Prego coupons in August, and plan on getting lots and using them in a hurry before they expire in September when the spaghetti sauce goes on sale. Sauce wars between Ragu and Prego this month. Campbell’s soups will go on as well and there will be coupons in the end of August for these as well. Lunchables are on sale this time of year, too.
• Back to School Supplies and Apparel
• Gardening Supplies
• Housewares
• Bicycles
• Canned Goods

Stock up on holiday foods – Stove Top, turkey, instant mashed potatoes, broth, cranberries, marshmallow, ice cream, pie shells, whipped cream, pudding. Look for great Kraft deals again this time of year. Piggyback those Kraft coupons when you can. Crackers are a biggie – going on for $1 or less a box. Lots of extra deals like $ off cheese WYB crackers. The real kicker is the after Christmas food deals! Save your coupons because pie fixings, fried onion, broth and canned green beans will be on deep discount. I got those onions for .50 a can, normally almost $4. These generally continue through December.
• Cars
• Houses
• Fishing Equipment
• Crystal, Silver, and Glassware
• Candy
· Baking/candy-making items (choc chips, sprinkles, vanilla, corn syrup, nuts, etc)

• Winter Apparel and Accessories
• Quilts and Blankets
• Heating Devices
• Turkey, Sweet Potatoes
• Canned goods (soup, chicken broth, condensed milk, veggies etc)
• Baking goods

• Toys
• Gift Items
• Party ware
• Post-Holiday Sales
• Party Foods, Baking Goods, and Various Meat
• Canned goods (broth, soups, etc)

Year-round: after a holiday, you can always pick up cheap cookie dough and any food related to a holiday.

Continual sales: candy, popcorn, chips, anything snacky, cereal (heavier in the fall/winter, but still around in the spring).

Produce: Cheapest when they are in-season  (see picture above).  You can stock up and can what you don’t use for later. I am new to canning but I have done strawberry freezer jam – its the easiest! I personally don’t can food as except this and Huckleberry jam… Wow just typing the word Huckleberry has my mouth watering!

Frozen food sales: seem to centralize on a brand and the switch brands the next month. I think the manufacturers buy slot time for sales. So last month, Stouffers was on sale hard, now lean cuisine is. Save the entire frozen coupon and then keep checking back for the brand of the month.

Frozen pizzas: go on sale in the fall and then again the spring; not often in the summer because people don’t want to turn their ovens on in the summer.

By all means, this isn’t everything that you can get on sale, but if you follow the cycle and stock up (I never buy BBQ sauce in the winter), then you can get where you have enough on hand and only need to refill when the items are in season. The result is that you spend less and less with each successful cycle.

Thanks for the tips PYP!

Posted: January 10, 2010


Lean Cuisine Frozen Meal $1.88
$1.00/1 – Lean Cuisine frozen meal, Target coupon – ( prints twice
$1.00/3 – Lean Cuisine, manufacturer coupon – ( prints once
Final Price: $0.55

Kashi GoLean Crunch $2.75
$0.75/1 – Kashi Cold Cereal, Target coupon – ( prints twice
Final Price: $2.00

Kashi Frozen Meals $3.00
$1.00/1 – Kashi Frozen Entree, manufacturer coupon – ( prints once
Final Price: $2.00

Kashi Frozen Pizza
$0.50/1 – Kashi Frozen Pizza, Target coupon – (
prints twice
$1.00/1 – Kashie Frozen Pizza, manufacturer coupon – ( prints once
Final Price: varies

One a Day Womens, 100 ct $7.99
$2.00/1 from SS 1/3
Final Price: $5.99

Prevacid 24 HR, 42 ct. $25.99
Buy 1, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
$2.00/1 (IE) – Prevacid 24HR – (
$2.00/1 (FF) – Prevacid 24HR – (
Pay $23.99, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $18.99

Sobe Lifewater, 20 oz $1.00
Buy 10, Receive $5 Target Gift Card

Pay: $10.00, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 10

Dunkin Donuts Coffee, 11-12 oz $6.00
Buy 3, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
$1.00/1 from 12/13 RP
Pay $15.00, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $3.33 each, when you buy 3

Vaseline Skin Care, includes Men’s & Sheer Infusion $5.00
Buy 2, Receive $5 Target Gift Card
$1.00/1 from 12/13 RP
Pay $8.00, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Special K Bars, 6 ct or Crackers, 8 ct $2.39
Buy 2, Receive Free Special K Fruit Crisps
$1.00/1 – Special K Crackers, Crisps or Bars, Target coupon – ( prints twice
$1.00/2 – Special K products, Target Coupon  from 1/10 RP
Final Price: as low as $1.39 each, plus free crisps

If you can print from two computers, print 3 $1.00/1 – Special K Crackers. . .
Buy 2 Special K Bars or Crackers $2.39 each
Buy 1 Special K Fruit Crisps $Free

Use 3 $1.00/1 – Special K Crackers, Crisps or Bars, Target coupon – (
Final Price: $0.59 per item, when you buy all 3

Buy 2 Cascadian Farms Granola $2.50
Use 2 $1.00/1 – Cascadian Farms product, any – (
Use 1 $1.00/2 – Cascadian Farms Cereal, any – (
Final Price: $1.00 each, when you buy 2

GE Reveal, 4-pack 60 watt Lightbulbs $2.00
$1.50/1 – GE Lightning Product, manufacturer coupon – ( prints once
Final Price: $0.50

Juicy Juice, 64 oz $2.00
$1.00/1 – Juice Juice 64 oz or larger, target coupon – (
Final Price: $1.00

Juicy Juice Brain Development $3.19
Use $1.00/1 – Juicy Juice Brain Development Juice 33.8 oz, target coupon- (
And Use $1.00/1 – Juicy Juice Brain Development – (
Final Price: $1.19

Trial Size Items

Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion $1.07
$1.00/1 (IE) – Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Cream, or Oil – (
$1.00/1 (FF) – Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Cream, or Oil – (
Final Price: $0.07

Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo $1.07
$1.00/1 (IE) – Johnson’s Baby Shampoo – (
$1.00/1 (FF) – Johnson’s Baby Shampoo – (
Final Price: $0.07

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit To Go $1.07
$1.00/1 from 1/3 RP
Final Price: $0.07

Listerine 3 oz Antiseptic Mouthwash $1.49
$0.50/1 (IE) – Listerine – (
$0.50/1 (FF) – Listerine – (
Final Price: $0.99

Suave Cocoa Butter Lotion, 3 oz $1.07
$0.75/2 from 10/25 RP
Final Price: $0.69 each, when you buy 2

Downy Wrinkle Release, 3 oz. $1.97
$0.25/1 from 12/27 PG
$1.00/1 – Downy Wrinkle Release – (
Final Price: $1.72

Tide 2X Ultra, 1.6 oz $1.07
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $0.07

Tide To Go Pen $2.94
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $1.94

Blistex Lip Balm $1.14
$0.25/1 from 11/15 SS
Final Price: $0.89

Johnson & Johnson Scenario:
1 Aveeno Moisture Lotion, 2.5 oz $3.29
1 Aveeno Baby Item $4.99
2 Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub $3.54= $7.08
2 Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair, 1.7 oz $4.49= $8.98
1 Aveeno Nourish Hair Care $6.49

2 $2.00/1 –   Aveeno Body or Baby Care Product – (
2 $2.00/1 –  Clean and Clear Product – (
2 $2.00/1- Lubriderm Body Lotion, Cream or Ointment – (
1 $2.50/1 – Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Product – (

Subtotal: $30.83- $14.50 in coupon savings
Pay: $16.33, submit for $10 Rebate
Final Price: $6.33 or $0.90 per item!

Posted: January 7, 2010
FREE $10 Gift Card with purchase of any new or transferred prescription at Target, print this coupon at, expires 1/31/10.  I will print this just in case we don’t get any better ones from Kmart, Walgreens or Rite Aid before I need  to refill a prescription I have.

Posted: January 3, 2010


There is a new $3.00/1 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Coupon.  This movie is being released next week.  There is also a rebate for FREE Spot Shot when you buy the movie.

Also a $1.00/1 coupon for Spot Shot.

So here is how it would look:

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs $15.99 (on sale next week at Target, being released next week)
use $3.00/1 printable
$12.99 after coupon

Buy Spot Shot projected price $4.99
use $1.00/1 printable coupon
$3.99 after coupon

Then submit rebate here for full purchase price of Spot Shot $4.99.

Final Price: $11.99 for both the movie and Spot Shot!

Is there anywhere else that this movie will be on sale?

Posted: December 30, 2009


Well I am, as most of you know, visiting family in Florida this week.  I don’t know about Utah, but here and elsewhere on the Net it is showing all holiday items 75% off at Target!  Here are the “rumored” deals:

Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 packages of keebler holiday cookies now ONLY $0.75 each
Use the $1/3 Target manufacturer coupon from here
Pay $2.75

**Plus, Keebler has a promotion currently running until the end of 2010! Buy 5 boxes of specially marked cookies (look for the holiday toy cash label on the upper right hand side and most of the holiday cookies have it–look at the picture above), cut out the tokens on the box, fill out a form, mail it in, and you’ll get a $10 CHECK in the mail! The best part–you don’t even have to mail in your receipt!

Final cost (after the $10 rebate) FREE + a $7.25 moneymaker!

Other Clearance Finds:

Twixels Vanilla- 50% off- $1.75

Use $1/1 Target coupon
Final cost $0.75!

Coffee Mate holiday creamer $1.57
Use $1/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.57!

Welchs Sparkling Red Grape juice 50% off–priced at $1.65
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 11/15 or 12/13SS
Final cost $0.65!

Ziploc holiday containers $1.49
Use the $1.50/2 coupon from the 12/6SS
Final cost $0.74!

Playskool Musical Sit & Spin Toy on clearance for $15.09

Use the $10/1 coupon from here or from the 10/18SS
Final cost $5.09!

Holiday Scents of Method Soap $2.04

Use the $2/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.04!

I also scored a scotch wrapping paper cutter that was marked down to 1.24 and used a $1q making it 24 cents!

Ornaments for $1 and even Kraft marshmellow big bags for only .25

Posted: December 23, 2009


First off you will need to get 2 coupons HERE.  One for $7.00 off a Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit. There is  also a  BOGO FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Refill.  In the 11/15 Smart Source there was a $1.50 off 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaner Products Target coupon and a FREE $5.00 Target gift card with the purchase of the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit.

Here is how it would work:

  • Buy a Starter Kit at $12.99 and 2 refills at  $4.14 each.
  • Use the BOGO coupon and the $7.00 off printable coupons AND
  • Use the $1.50 off and $5.00 Target Gift card coupons
  • You can also use this to send off for the SC Johnson rebate I posted about HERE=$5.00 back
  • Final Price= $1.37 PROFIT after gift card savings

Big thanks, A Thrifty Mom!

Posted: December 21, 2009

This “Spud Buds” toy is on sale for $6.99 this week at Kmart. Use a $5 off coupon from here and get it for only $1.99. If Kmart is out of these, take the ad from the Sunday newspaper and ad-match at either Wal-Mart or Target. Even if this isn’t something you can use, it would make a nice donation to Toys for Tots!

Posted: December 20, 2009

 Target: Pepsi 12 pks As Low As $1.50

Target has Pepsi 12 packs for 4 for $11 this week. Go here and print out 4 of the $1/1 coupons (you will need 2 computers). Here’s the breakdown:

Pepsi – 4 for $11
Use 4 of the $1/1 coupons here
= $7 for 4 or $1.75 ea 

Great time to stock up if you have friends and family coming over for Christmas dinner!

*** Some people are reporting that their Target has these on sale for even lower! Thanks, Mojosavings!

Posted: December 13, 2009


Target Cuckoo Coupon Match-Ups:

Hasbro Games: Connect 4X4, Guesstures, Clue, Cranium Family, The Game of Things, Pictureka Flipper $15.00
-$5 Printable HERE
Final Price: $10 + FREE Any Hasbro Card Game wyb $10 or more Hasbro Games!!

Glade Sense & Spray starter kit $7.99
$4/1 (12-28-09) SS-10/18
Final Price: $3.99

Air Wick i-Motion Freshmatic starter kit $7.99
$5/1 (12-27-09) SS-11/15
Final Price: $2.99

Ghirardelli Squares $3.00
$1.00/1 (IE) – Ghirardelli Squares (
$1.00/1 (FF) – Ghirardelli Squares (
Final Price: $2.00

M&Ms $2.49
$1.00/2 – M&M’s Chocolate Candies – (
Final Price: $1.99 each, when you buy 2

Pepperidge Farms Cookies $4.99
$1.00/1 – Pepperidge Farm Cookies or Pirouettes – (
And use $0.75/1 – Pepperidge Farm Cookies, TARGET – (
Final Price: $3.25 each

Del Monte Canned Vegetables $0.50
$1.00/6 – Del Monte Vegetable Cans, TARGET – (
Final Price: $0.33 each, when you buy 6

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $1.52
$0.40/1 – Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – (
Final Price: $1.12

Planters Peanuts, 20 oz $2.75

$1.00/2 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: $2.25 each, when you buy 2

Pantene $3.33
$1.00/2 from PG 11/29
Final Price: $2.83 each, when you buy 2

Purchase any selected Olay Skin Care item over $20, Receive $5 Target Gift Card

Olay Regenerist $23.89
$3.00/1 from PG 11/29
Pay $20.89, receive $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $15.89

Old Cuckoo Deals Still Available

Buy 5 Glade holiday candle products (candles, warmers + more) $2.50 each and get back a $5 Target gift card. You can also buy up to 10 Glade items in the same transaction and get up to two $5 Target gift cards!
This promotion is running through 12/26!

Deal Scenarios:
Buy 5 Glade Scented Oil Candle Christmas Tins $2.50 each=$12.50
Buy 5 Glade 3 pack Scented oil candle refills $2.50 each=$12.50
Use 5 $1.50/1 coupons found inside the tins
Plus, use 5 buy oil candle holders, get the refill pack FREE coupons from here or from the 11/1SS or there are also blinkie coupons found at Kmart and various other stores.
Pay $5
Get back 2 $5 Target gift cards
Final cost FREE + a $5 moneymaker!

AND then you can submit for the $5 SC Johnson rebate for every 3 Glade products purchased! Doing the rebate will turn this into a really great moneymaker!

Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Cocoa $1.19
Use the $0.50/2 coupon from the 11/15SS
Plus, stack with 2 $1/1 Target coupon
Final cost FREE + overage!

Kellogg’s All Bran Crackers $1.99
Use the $1.50/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.49!

Buy 4 Steaz Organic Teaz
Use 2 buy one get one free coupons from here
Plus, use two FREE coupons from here
Final cost 4 for FREE!
**If the cashier won’t allow you to use an additional coupon with the buy one get one free coupons, then purchase six for the price of two!

Johnson & Johnson Soap Buddies Bars $0.97
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 11/8RP
Final cost FREE!

Reach floss (select varieties) $1.12
Use the $1 coupons from the 3/15 or 6/14 or 8/2SS or the 10/18RP
Final cost $0.12!

Dove Deodorant (travel size) $0.97
Use the $1/1 or $1.50/2 coupon from the 10/4RP
(coupon value depends on your region)
Final cost as low as FREE!

Travel Size St. Ives Body Wash & Skin Lotion $0.97
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 11/15 insert (regional coupon)
Final cost FREE!

Rolaids 3 pack $1.57
Use the $4/2 coupon from the 10/4RP
Final cost 2 for FREE + possible overage!

Renu Contact solution (trial size) $1.49
Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost as low as FREE + overage!

All small & mighty 2-load trial size bottle $1
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE!

Rayovac Alkaline Batteries (2 pks) $1
(Found in the $1 spot in the front of the store)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 10/18 or 11/8SS (regional coupon)
Final cost FREE!

Select Command Hooks $2.49
Use the $1/1 Target coupon
Plus, use the $1/1 manufacturer coupon from here
Final cost $0.49!

Purina Friskies Party Mix cat treats $1.24
Buy 2 for a total of $2.48
Use the $2/2 Coupon from the 11/15SS
Use the $1/2 Target coupon from here
Final cost FREE + $0.52 in overage!

Purina Whisker Lickin’s cat treats $0.88
Buy 2 for a total of $1.76
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 11/15SS
Use the $1/2 Target coupon from here
Final cost FREE + $0.24 in overage!

Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds Toy (Christmas version) $5.99
Use the $5/1 coupon from here
Final cost $0.99!

Posted: December 11, 2009

UPDATE: I just heard from a reader that this deal won’t work because the coupon is for digital cameras, thanks to the reader for letting us all know!
Target has their Kodak Fun Saver Disposable Cameras for $4. There’s a $5 off Kodak Camera Store coupon HERE. You should be able to use it to get it for FREE.

This should work but I haven’t tried it. For those of you with Targets that don’t mark down the coupons, you may have issues. Their coupon policy HERE does say that coupon amounts can be reduced but I think it’s left up to the individual stores.

A camera to give to the kids–or to use if you don’t want to bring your “good camera” with. I hope this works for you, as it could be a nice stocking stuffer. Good Luck!

Thanks for sharing, The Coupon Geek.
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