Friday, March 30, 2012

Hot Walgreen's coupon - TODAY ONLY!

TODAY ONLY at Walgreen's! Printable coupon 15% off eligible purchases and 20% off Walgreen's brands!

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Also, on, spend $50 or more and use coupon code "easter20" and get 20% off of your entire order, including sale items!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Couponing for Preppers

If you've ever watched the TLC show "Extreme Couponing," you'll notice that they have stockpiles that could rival those of emergency preppers. The difference is, preppers store items like bulk flour, water and beans and couponers often have lots of condiments, Hamburger Helper and boxed cereal!

I started couponing to stockpile and save money, however, I've found that is a perfect compliment to emergency preparedness stockpiling and you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on MREs, buckets of flour or #10 cans of green beans. Here are some ideas of sales and coupons to watch for that can become a working emergency stockpile. As the experts say, "Store what you eat and eat what you store." That's a lot easier to do with everyday-sized products than with bulk items.

Many of the typical prepper storage "essentials" can often be purchased cheaper per unit with coupons and sales. Items like flour, oatmeal, dried milk, dried beans, rice, pasta, shortening, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, salad dressing, peanut butter, dried soup mix, sugar, honey, jam, powdered juice mix, salt, baking powder and yeast. It may seem that buying in bulk is cheaper, but consider that a 50 pound bag of all-purpose flour can cost 96¢ a pound from some prepper web sites and a 25 pound bag from Sam's Club is a whopping $1.93 a pound. A good coupon and sale combo can get you a 5 pound bag of flour for just $1.28 (that's just 26¢ per pound!) Shop smart and get pasta for 50¢/lb, mayo for $6 a gallon and peanut butter for free! The key to stockpiling smaller packages is rotating (using older items first) and using what you buy. Items bought and stored in larger amounts - such as flour, sugar, rice sand pasta - should be repackaged and stored in the same way as those which were bought in bulk by using storage solutions such as sealed mylar bags, food-grade buckets and oxygen removers.

Here are some great long-term or extended shelf-life food items to consider stocking up on while couponing:
Canned tuna (5 years)
Spam (5+ years)
Mashed potato flakes (5+ years sealed pouch)
Coffee (2 years)
Complete Pancake Mix (2+ years sealed pouch)
Canned vegetables and tomatoes (2-4 years)
Canned fruit (3+ years)
Canned beans (2+ years)
Tomato sauce (12 months)
Hard cheeses (Indefinitely if waxed)
Canned chunky soup (1-3 years)
Bisquick (1 year)
Evaporated Milk (18 months - 2 years)
Beef Stew (Indefinite)
Velveeta (up to 1 year)
Sports drinks (5+ years)
Canned beef hash (Indefinite)
Spaghetti sauce (2 years)
Ramen noodles (5 years)
Canned chili (Indefinite)
Hormel Completes meals (18 months)
Betty Crocker Helpers Complete Meals (4 years)

And don't forget the meal enhancement products such as Campbell's Great for cooking soups, Knorr seasoning packets, McCormick seasoning and Lipton Recipe mixes.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Deals this week

I did a store walk-through and checked the flyer today to find these "bundle" and catalina deals - don't forget to grab the new Copp's Coupon Booklet, too!

Buy 5 Kelloggs items and pay only $1.88 each. this is a great deal on the larger boxes of crackers. Even though $ off deals work out better with smaller boxes, this deal makes them $1.88 (46% savings) for either the small or large box - so get the bigger ones this time! You can mix and match products or use the coupon match-up below:

Buy 5 Cheeze-its or Keebler Crackers ($1.88 each reg. $3.49) Use 2 - $1/2 (RP 1/29) = $1.08 (69% savings)
Watch for "Child Hunger" hang tag items this week. Buy $15 worth and get a $3 catalina off your next transaction. Items like Hunt's Ketchup (reg. $2)  and Banquet Heat & Eat Breakfast sausage (reg. $1.79) end up being only $1 and the 10/$10 items on the list end up being only 70¢ WYB 15 items! (See store flyer for details on items offered)

Another great deal on Clif, Luna or Mojo Bars needs the current Copp's coupon booklet. The store tag lists 20/$20 (reg. $1.29), but use the coupon and get an additional $5 off, making them 75¢ (42% savings).

Finally, buy $15 worth of Bayer products - including Alka Seltzer products, Aleve and vitamins - and get an additional $5 catalina good for your next transaction. Match ups for coupons add to the savings and you can mix and match to get to a $15 total before coupons:

Alka Seltzer products $3.99 (reg. $4.99) Use $1/1 (RP 3/18/12)  + $5 catalina =  like paying 74¢ each (85% savings)

Flintstones or One-A-Day Vitamins $5.99 (reg. $7.99) Use $1/1 (SS 3/18/12) + $5 catalina = like paying $2.32 (71% off)

Bayer $4.99 (reg. $7.29) Use $1/1 (SS 3/18/12) + $5 catalina = like paying $1.74 (76% savings)

Aleve $4.99 (reg. $5.99) Use $2/1 (SS 3/18/12) + $5 catalina = like paying $1.74 (71% savings)

Those are some of the bundle and catalina deals - will post other match-ups and great deals next!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Robitussin Double Coupon Deal

$1.00 off off any Robitussin product
Robitussin Peak Cold Nasal relief or Cold Multi-Symptom

Buy 1/$5.99 (reg. $6.49) Use doubled coupon = $3.99 (38% off)

Alka Seltzer Plus Coupon Deal

$2.00 off one ALKA-SELTZER PLUS product

Cold Formula, Effervescent Tablets, Orange Zest 
Buy 1/$4.29 (reg. $4.79) Use coupon = $2.29 (52% off)


Cold Formula, Night, Maximum Strength, Effervescent Tablets, Lemon
Buy 1/$5.49 (reg. $5.99) Use coupon = $3.49 (42% off)

Disney/Marvel Vitamin Double Coupon Deal

$1.00 off On ANY Vitamin item in Disney or Marvel

Buy 2/$6.99 (reg. $6.99 each) Print and use 2 doubled coupons = $1.50 (79% off)

3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Dough Double Coupon Deals

$0.75 off two Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Buy Peanut Butter dough 2/$5 (reg. $3.09) Use doubled coupon = $1.75 (43% off)

$0.40 off three Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls

Buy 3/$4.98 (reg. $2.23) Use doubled coupon = $1.39 (38% off)

$0.40 off two Pillsbury or Grands! Sweet Rolls

Buy 2/$3.32 (reg. $2.23) Use doubled coupon = $1.26 (43% off)

Yoplait Yogurt Double Coupon Deal

$0.40 off six Yoplait Yogurts

Buy Whips or Thick & Creamy style 6/$3.60 (reg. 75¢). Use doubled coupon above = 46¢ each (38% off)

Hormel Completes Double Coupon Deal

$1.00 off HORMEL COMPLEATS microwave meals

Buy 2/$4 (reg. $2.15) Print and use 2 doubles $1/2 coupons above = $1 each (53% off)

Emerald Breakfast On the Go! Double Coupon Deal

$1.00 off on any (1) Emerald Breakfast on the go

Buy 1/$3 (reg. $3.49) Use doubled coupon above = $1 (71% off)

Silk Soy or Almond Milk Double Coupon Deal

$0.55 off one Silk Soymilk or Almondmilk

Buy one pint  size 1/$2.25 (reg. $2.35) Use doubled coupon above = $1.15 (51% off)

International Delight Iced Coffee Double Coupon Deal

$1.00 off any flavor International Delight

Buy 1/$2.50 (reg. $3.79) Use this coupon doubled = $50¢ (87% off)

Copp's Catalina match ups

Do you know what Catalinas are? They are those extra strips of paper the cashier sometimes hands you that printed out with your register receipt. Sometimes they are coupons for a specific product, sometimes they are an ad to let you know about deals that are coming soon and other times they are "YourBucks" which are like money in your pocket! YourBucks give you the money off your next transaction, whether you buy that product again or not. The cool thing is - Copp's will double these up to $1 like any other coupon! So, don't just throw those away anymore!!

On Wednesday, I bought some Kraft shredded cheese and got a Catalina that announced a deal starting on March 2nd - buy 3, 4 or 5 Kraft items listed on the Catalina and get a YourBucks coupon for $2, $3 or $4. It was important to know this, because I had coupons for Kraft items on the list PLUS those same items were on sale 2/$4 this week. If I hadn't paid attention, I would have missed out on Kraft 80z block and shredded cheeses for 70% - 80% off! I bought 10 Kraft items, 5 each in two transactions, and used the $8 worth of YourBucks coupons I received on my third transaction.

There is a Catalina YourBucks coupon that will be printed when you buy 3 or more boxes of Nature Valley Granola bars. Buy 3 get $1 YourBucks, buy 4 get $2 and buy 5 or more and get $3. These are not coupons, but money off your next transaction. The $1 YourBucks will actually double to $2 like a coupon, but if you buy 6 this week you would get the $3 YourBucks and free milk and eggs worth up to $6. 

Buy 6/$15 (reg. $3.12 each) Use 3 -  50¢/2 (GM 2/5/12) + $3 YourBucks = like paying $1.50 each (52% off) PLUS free milk and eggs worth up to $6 additional savings!

The same deal (with YourBucks) applies to Fiber One bars. Use 50¢/2 (SS 2/26/12)

The Catalina will print until 3/18/12.

Dole Fruit Crisps - buy 5 for $2.09 each (reg. $2.29) Print and use 2 - 50¢/1 printable coupons, get $1 YourBucks Catalina, which will double to $2 on your next transaction = like paying $1.29 each (44% off) If you can get 5 coupons you could save up to 70%!

Also this week, buy 4 cans of Dole Tropical fruit cans and get a 50¢ YourBucks Catalina coupon. Use 50¢/3 printable coupon = up to $2 savings on 4 cans. (Don't forget YourBucks coupons double up to $1!)

Get 4 of the 8oz Dole pineapple chunks, on sale for 89¢ (reg. 99¢) and you'll get a 50¢ Catalina, which can double to $1 on your next order (OYNO). That's like paying 64¢ each (55% off)

Additionally, get 75¢ Catalina WYB 4 cans of Dole mandarin oranges and 75¢ WYB 4 cans (20oz) pineapple chunks. 

The Dole Catalinas will also print until 3/18/12.

California Kitchen Pizza w/Sides are on sale $6.99 (reg. $7.99) Buy 2 get $1 YourBucks that will double on your next transaction = like paying $5.99 (