So I did not know this until my visit to Price Chopper last night (went late with my Mom to get her started on couponing). Anyhow on Price Choppers commercials it states they take competitors coupons. That is great in its self, but I wanted to check what stores, whether it is just grocery stores or all stores and what radius. The customer service rep we talked with said they take just about everything. I named off a few stores to be certain including Aldis, Tops, Walgreens, and Riteaid. They will take all of these stores coupons and they will even take Tops doubler coupons.
Once we found this out we went shopping for my mom and took advantage of matching Tops doubler coupons. My Mom’s pre coupon/sale total was $100.31, after coupons and sales her total was $61 and she received a catalina for a $10 mail in rebate on P&G items, this brings her total to $51 after all coupons, sales and the MIR.
WAY TO GO MOM!
Lots of Great stuff this week!
Preparation H totables wipes $3 – $3 up+ = FREE
RA Hand Sanitizer $1 -$1 up+ = FREE
Blistex $1.49 – $1.49 up+ = FREE
Burts Bees $1.49 – $1.49 up+ = FREE
Cepacol $2.50 – $2.50 up+ = FREE
Neilmed Nasal Spray $5.00 – $5.00 up+ = FREE
Comtrex $3.99 – $3 up+ – $1 coupon from flu book = FREE
Zarbees (Childrens cough syrup) $5.99 – $5.99 SCR = FREE
Emergen-C immune booster $3.49 – $3.49 SCR = FREE
Bayer lowdose aspirin (32-36ct) $2.99
– $2 up+
$1/1 coupon from $9/11 RP
Dimetapp, Pediatric Robitussin 4 oz, Childrens Advil, Advil Congestion 10 ct, Thermacare 2-3ct 2/$10
$2 up+ wyb 2
$1/1 printable Robitussin
$1/1 printable Dimetapp
2/$6 or $3 each
John Freida $5 up wyb 2
full repair, brilliant brunette, sheer blonde, luxurious volume, root awakening or frizz ease haircare.
$2 coupon 10/9 paper
$8 for 2 oop with $5 up = 2 for $3 or $1.50 each
Suave Haircare 2/$3
BOGO coupon from 10/2 RP
$1.50 for 2 or $0.75 each
BOGO 50% off Sale
Covergirl, Maybelline, NYC, Physicians Formula, Loreal
Crest or Oral B 3-D white oral care
Riteaid ibuprofen, aspirin (select items)
Secret and secret clinical
KY yours & mine, intense, kissable sensations, intrigue, liquibeads $5 up wyb 1 (limit 2)
coupon $5 off printable
– I’m not sure the price of this item but this is a $10 discount so should be able to get a good deal!
Loreal cosmetics are on sale BOGO 50% off and $15 up+ wyb $50
$2 off cosmetics 9/18 RP
8 pack Halloween candy 3/$3, $1 up wyb 3 = 3/$2
Costumes 50% off
Monster and Redbull energy drinks 2/$3
Thank you to I Heart Riteaid for making the Riteaid flyers available so I could do these matchups.
I stopped by Riteaid 10/4 and got some good deals. Here is what I bought.
Dove shampoo/conditioner 2/$7.00
(4) for $14
(1) Deodorant w/ free bodyspray sample for $3.99
Used 2 BOGO coupons on haircare 10/2 RP
Used 1 $1.00 off coupon deodorant 10/2 RP
Received a $5 UP+
Merchandise total $17.99 – $8 in coupons = $9.99 – $5 P+= $4.99 for 5 items or $1 a piece.
Oral B 3@ white power TB $5.99
Merchandise total $5.99 – $3.00 = $2.99 OOP
– $2.99 SCR = FREE
Crest Toothpaste $2.59
Merchandise Total $2.59 – $1.00 = $1.60 OOP
– $1.60 SCR = FREE
Scope Mouthwash 750ml $4.00
Merchandise total $4.00 – $1.50 = $2.50 OOP
– $2.50 UP+ = FREE
I also bought 4 small goldfish snacks that were at the checkout on sale for $0.50 (usually $1) and had $0.50 peelies. I did not check them at the register, they rang up for $0.90 – $.50 coupon = $0.40 each. I won’t bother taking them back, I’ll just double check the register next time.
My merchandise total for this transaction was $33.27, I had $15 in previous up+, paid $6.28 OOP, received $7.50 in new UP+ and also I will turn in $4.59 for SCR.
Transaction #2 Covergirl (All eye makeup)
Sale this week is B1G1 50% off
1 at $8.49 (smokey eyes shade blast)
(1) 50% off $4.24
2 at $5.59 (4 shades eye liner)
(2) 50% off at $2.79
(2) $8/2 coupons
(2) $1 coupons
Merchandise total $29.49 (my in store math was wrong by $0.51 so I am just shy of a $10 up+ reward).
$29.49 – $18=$11.49 – $7.50 up+ (previous up+ from transaction #1)=$3.99 OOP
and if I buy 1 more item (cheapest is $3.39) then I can get my $10 up+ which would make this a $2.40 MM.
Side note I was only able to get 2 papers and these were Watertown Times with only 2 insert. Definitely buy the Post Standard if you are looking for inserts from Smart source, pepsi, or GM. Redplum and P&G were the only inserts. I tried every gas station and store from here to Watertown to get a Post Standard Sunday but they sold out fast. Also I just want to note that I did these transactions on coupons from 2 newspapers so even if you don’t buy 10 papers a week you can still get great deals at the drugstores.
Side note #2 after reading comments on other sites it has been brought to my attention that the Covergirl coupon is intended for foundation, concealers, blushes, powders, bronzers, puffs and that type not eye or lip makeup.
For everyone out there looking for coupons we have a coupon train up and running! The train has left the station but everytime it returns back to me I can add new people to the train. If you are interested send me an email with your address and the top 3 categories fir coupons you are looking for (ex pets, baby, makeup). A couple of rules for the train…
1. Addresses are for the coupon train only and are not to be shared with anyone.
2. Please do your best to have the coupons mailed to the next person within 3 days.
3. There are at least 50 coupons and I ask that for however many you take to use, in return you add the same amount back in.
4. Coupons added should not expire for 14 days. If you find coupons that have been in the envelope that expire in less than 14 days add them to the expiring soon envelope.
Thank you and happy couponing!
Beechnut is a great company for rewards for purchasing their products. I signed up for their Rewards program and received a coupon for a free box of Beechnut baby cereal, a free jar of baby food, and on top of that I am now part of their rewards program.
If you buy:
any 2 cereals / any 40 jars of babyfood /any 10 stage 4 lets grow products.
You will receive:
3 coupons for $1.00 off 2 cereals /5 coupons for $1.00 off 8 jars of babyfood /5 coupons for $1 off any 2 stage 4 lets grow products.
I’m a big advocate for making your own babyfood but if you are purchasing some, beechnut has great products and great savings. Even when you make your own food, it is nice to travel with store bought food that doesn’t need refrigerating and won’t spoil for a long time.
I went to Riteaid for a quick trip yesterday to get a few of their freebies.
This is what my transaction looked like.
Max Gel $6.99 with a $6.99 Up+
Stopain Analgesic Spray $7.99 with $7 Up+
Hylands Calm Forte (sleep aid) $3.99 with a $3c Up+
Riteaid Childrens Tylenol $5.49 BOGO (2 for $5.49)
Total was $24.86
Used $16 in Up+ from previous transactions, and paid $8.46
Received $16.99 in Up+
I know when starting out it makes it easier to see other peoples transactions and how they work out. This was a one transaction, no coupons with the transactions, but did have previously earned up+ rewards that I used. If you have any questions or you would like help working out a deal scenario I would be glad to help.
Deals that are less than $1 are highlighted in green!
Mead composition notebooks 100 pg 3/$1.98 – $1 up = 3/$0.98 = $0.33 each
Mead binders, notebooks or portfolios buy 1 get one 50% off. $2 src with a $10 purchase or $5 with a $20 purchase.
Mead 1 subject notebook 70 ct 2/$1
Bic stationery items buy 1 get one 50% off. $3 src with the purchase of 3 bic wite-out pens.
Sharpie markers, highlighters or 1 ct pencil/pen buy 1 get 1 50% off. $2 src with $10 purchase.
$1 up hen you buy $5 of any of these items and buy 1 get 1 50% off
- art skills, Darice, Crazy Art or Playskool Arts and crafts supplies, Royal posterboard, Mead art tablets, all Elmers glue adhesives, Acco brand dry erase boards and expo dry erase markers, pentel pencils, pens, highlighters and lead. limit 8 up per household.
- coupon expo $2 off 2 expo dry erase markers coupon network – no more prints
- savingstar krazy glue $0.50 off 1 use only
Buy 4 12pk of pepsi products get the 5th free. That is 5, 12 pks for $14 = $2.80 per case plus deposit ($3)
Orbit Mist, Wrigleys-5, Trident xtra care/layers, Stride shift/spark, Mentos $1 Orbit = $0.50 with coupon
- coupon 7/31 SS $1.00/2 Extra, Orbit, Eclipse, Juicy Fruit,Doublemint, Spearmint, Big Red, Winterfresh
Crest Complete Extra White plus Scope or Deep Clean Effervescent Minty Toothpaste$2.99 – $2 up = $0.99 as low as FREE with coupon.
- coupon 7/31 P&G $1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste 4.0 oz or more or liquid gel (excludes Crest Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar)
- coupon 7/31 P&G $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+
Sally Hansen cosmetics/beauty tools buy 1 get one 50% off. $5 up with a $25 purchase.
- coupon 6/12 RP $2.00/1 Sally Hansen Beauty Tool Save $2 wyb $3+coupon 7/31 RP $0.50/1 Sally Hansen Nail Colorcoupon 7/31 RO $1.00/1 Sally Hansen Nail Treatmentcoupon 6/26 RP $3.00/1 Sally Hansen Simple Spa Wax Warmer Kit
Aleve caplets 200 ct or gels 80 ct, Bayer Aspirin 200-300 ct, Bayer Advanced Aspirin 80 ct $4 up when you buy and 2 of these items. There is also a Bayer MIR found in the Sunday paper. 6/12 SS $2.00/1 Bayer Advanced Aspirin Q + REBATE for Difference.
Maz Freeze pain reliever gel 4oz or roll on 3 oz (limit 1) $6.99 with $6.99 up FREE
Stopain Analgesic 4oz spray or 3 oz roll on $7.99 – $7 up = $0.99 (limit 1)
Stopain pain relieving gel 2.5 oz (limit 1) $5 – $5 scr = FREE
Hand sanitizer riteaid 8 oz $1 with $1 up FREE (limit 3)
$10 up when you buy $30 of the following items
BOGO Select Kleenex, Scott single roll TP
2/$5 Glade relaxing moments spray, scrubbing bubbles aerosol, shout advanced, fantastik 32 oz spray
$7.99 Scott 8 pk paper towels or 12 pk bathroom tissue
$9.99 Huggies Jumbo pack diapers, pullups or goodnights.
2/$7 Kotex maxi pads 14-24 ct, pantiliners 48-64ct, security tampons 18ct
2/$7 U by kotex 14-18ct, click tampons 18ct or pantiliners 40-60ct
2/$5 colgate toothpaste 2 in 1 4.6 oz / max 6 oz, irish spring deodorant, speed stick stainguard and lady speed stick stainguard
Great diaper deal (found on KCL) limit 2 up rewards per household
- 3 pkgs of Huggies /slipon at 9.99 with (3) $3/1 couponKotex U by Kotex liners $3.50 $1 vv coupon
And Use $1.00/1 – Kotex (Excludes Lightdays Pantiliners, 18-22ct) – (adperk.com)(3)9.99 + 3.50= 33.47
coupons (3) $3, (1) $1 vv, (1) $1 adperk = $11 in coupons
and a $10 up
- = $12.47 + tax
- if you don’t want or need the kotex I would substitute it for the single roll of Scott tissue or kleenex BOGO.
So everyone has their own way of organizing their coupons. I have tried a few and all have been a little less than desireable. I tried the large binder clip everything and fold and stuff into the baseball cards method. That takes SOOO much time. And its not the clipping that I mind, its the stuffing. Then I tried the, file by whole insert. That was fine because I don’t get a chance to go shopping every day of the week, but I still didn’t really know what I had. This led to me only relying on deals I found others post on their blogs and not so much my own deals. I like finding my own deals. So here is my newest organizational method and so far is going great!
1 half-sheet binder 8.5″x5.5″
75 half sheet page protectors
3 pkgs (15) half sheet tabs
My Mom actually found and purchased these items for me after we had a conversation about how much I hate my old binder.
Since I already had the typical binder method, I knew what categories I wanted. This time I switched things up a bit to make my drugstore coupons in the front and my grocery coupons behind them. So I clip all my coupons and throw the ones I know I won’t use into my coupon train shoebox (more about the coupon train in a later post). Then I organize by basic categories…grocery, baby, bathroom, cleaning, pet. Once everything is clipped I then organize within my subcategories. Such as Bathroom; oral care, razors/men, razors/women, meds, etc. Once that main category has been broken down I don’t have to worry about stuffing and folding and fitting my coupons into the small packets. I half a half sheet protector which they can fit into. Now this isn’t for everyone because I can’t open my coupon book and easily see every coupon. But it works for me because I plan out my shopping trips before hand (2 young kids = need a plan), and therefor I don’t have time to stroll up and down every aisle scoping deals. However if I spot a deal I have my binder with me and I can quickly go through my bathroom; toothbrush section and find for example the oral-B coupon that I knew I had to make that purchase a steal.
- Half the size of my other binder so it fits into my diaper bag/purse inconspicuously and leaves more room for diapers.
- I stopped clipping and organizing because I would run out of time, now I have it all!
- Organization is key, and I have it organized just perfect for me.
- It still takes time to clip everything.
- The binder is smaller, however if I decide to I could have 2 binders one for my drugstore purchases and one for my grocery items. So not much of a drawback for me.
Tell me, how do you organize your coupons?