Ordering Coupons

Last post of the evening ...... promise!

I just ordered my coupons for the next couple of weeks. I compared the price of coupons for the sites I normally order from and www.couponsthingsbydede.com had the best price for almost all of them. They were out of stock on the Garnier hair product coupons so I ordered those from www.thecouponclippers.com.

If you are ever asked who referred you to any sites, PLEASE use my name and email address! klingerfamily@verizon.net. Thanks!!

Target - Cheap Nutri-Grain bars

Some are reporting finding the strawberry yogurt Nutri-Grain bars price cut to $1.27 a box. There is a $1/2 coupon available in the 1/11 SS. Target is also running a promo where you get a $5 gift card when you buy 5 participating Kellogg's products (promo ends 3/16).

If you can find the strawberry yogurt Nutri-grain bars it would look like this:

$1.27 X 5 = $6.35 - $2 MQ (2 of the $1/2 coupons) = $4.35 OOP get a $5 Target gift card.

You can not use the Target gift card on that purchase but you can use it to purchase the next set of deals and "roll" it.

Rite Aid - Free Pringles Select

There are small bags of Pringles Select (1.4oz) at Rite-Aid right now. They cost .99 minus the $1/1 coupons that can be found in 2/8 P&G inserts. Free snacks!!

CVS Upcoming 3/8 - 3/14

Posting this early so that you can plan. If you want to do these deals, make sure you go through and order any coupons that you will need that were from previous inserts. I recommend www.thecouponclippers.com. The coupons that are needed are listed in red and bold - if I have not specified a quantity then the quantity is one.

Fructis hair care (Limit 1***)
Sale: 3/$10
MQ: $1 on any Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment (2/8 RP, need 3)
ECB's: $5
Math: 3/$10 - (3) $1 MQs - $5 ECB = 3/$2 or $0.67 each

Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer (Limit 1***)
Sale: $5.00
MQ: $1 (2/8 RP, need 2)
ECB's earned $5 wyb $10 in Garnier products listed in ad
Math: $10/2 - (2) $1 MQ's - $5 ECB's = $3 for 2 or $1.50 each

***Note: the limit is 1 for the Garnier. This means you can do EITHER the hair care or the cleanser/moisturizer deal, not both.

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 4.2 oz (Limit to be determined)
Sale: $2.99
MQ: $1 (2/8 PG) limit is not determined, I would plan on 2-3
ECB's: $2
Math: $2.99 - $1 mq - $2 ECB's = -$0.01 (moneymaker)

Renuzit Tri Scents Starter Kit (no limit, not an ECB deal just sale)
Sale: $4.99
MQ: $4 (2/22 SS, purchase whatever quantity you think you want. In my experience there is very limited quantity of this item in most CVS stores so do not buy too many)
Math: $4.99 - $4 MQ = $0.99

Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo/Conditioner (Limit 5)
(March monthly deal that works well combined with sale this week)
Sale: $2.88
MQ: $3/2 (2/8 PG) because the limit is 5 but the coupon works when you buy 2, you can technically only do this combo twice to make it worthwhile. So need 2 coupons.
ECB's: $1 each
Math: $2.88 X 2 = $5.76 - $3 MQ - $2 ECB's = $0.76 for 2

Secret Flawless Deodorant (Limit 1)
Sale $3.99
MQ: $2 (2/22 RP)
ECB's: $1
Math: $3.99 - $2 MQ - $1 ECB = $0.99

Sale $1.49
MQ: none yet (maybe future?)
ECB: $1.00
Math: $1.49 - $1.00 ECB = $0.49


Ok, shameless plug while I have your attention.

I learned about a website called Swagbucks about 4 weeks ago through an online group. Swagbucks is an online search group that works exactly the same as Google. You use their "search" function to search for anything on the web. The advantage is that you earn points for some of your searches. After you accumulate points you can "buy" gift cards or other goods from their store.

In the 4 weeks since I started using it, I have already earned enough points to buy $20 in Amazon e-gift cards. And the best thing is.... I have used it for all my general web searches. Really, nothing else.

If you have people sign up under your referral code, you gain points for each of their points. So there are times I don't even log into my Swag and I am gaining points from those under me.

It is so easy to sign up and takes no more effort than going to your Google search. So try it out. But of course, make sure you sign up under me!! :~)

My Link:
There are some great free's for this first week of March.

Carnation Instant Breakfast 10ct, FREE Limit 1
Sale: 4.99
ECBs earned: 4.99
Math: 4.99-4.99=free

ACT Total Care trial size, FREE Limit 1
Sale: .99
ECBs earned: .99
Math: .99-.99=free

Slimquick Energy Shot 2pk, FREE Limit 1
Sale: 4.99
ECBs earned: 4.99
Math: 4.99-4.99=free

Gillette Fusion Gamer, FREE Limit 1
SALE: $7.99
MQ: $4 (2/08 PG)
ECBs earned: 4
MATH: 7.99-$4mq=3.99, earn 4 ECB

The scenario I would recommend for anyone starting things off this week is this:

(1) Carnation Instant Breakfast $4.99
(1) Act Total Care trial size $0.99
(1) Slimquick Energy Shot $4.99
(1) Gilette Fusion Gamer $7.99
(1) CVS Vitamin D $2.99

Total pre-coupon: $21.95

(1) $4/20 CVS coupon* -$4.00
(1) $4 Gilette coupon -$4.00

Total cash OOP** $13.95 earn $21.95 in ECB's back

*you will get this $4/20 coupon by registering your CVS ExtraCare card on their website. You will need to sign your card up with your email address and it will be emailed to you within a few days. It is a welcome coupon. General rule of thumb is that you can use this same coupon for a few weeks - just check if there is an expiration date! :~)
**if you already have an ECB's from prior weeks, make sure you use them to reduce your OOP below the $13.95.

Keep checking back here often - as other surprise deals post this week I will update!!

CVS March 2009 Deals

Right now there is only one "free" deal in March. Of course, that could change quickly....so keep posted. In the meantime, here is the free:

CVS Pharmacy Vitamin D 400, 100 ct spend $2.99 get $2.99 ECB's FREE Limit 1

Coupon New-bies

Ok, coupon newbies! I am going to start back up on posting on my blog. But ---- I need your help! Please please please if you read my info and it helps you or even if it doesn't, please leave comments or post your questions here. That way I will know if this blog is useful or just a waste of my time. :~) Kicking it off with the 3/1-3/8 and March deals. Happy shopping!