Saturday, August 29, 2009

8/30/09 Coupon Inserts & Tips

Are you wondering if the coupons in tomorrow's Sunday paper are worth it this week? I think they are! There are several coupons in this week's paper that I will definitely be using (at least sometime, if not immediately) and will probably try to get extras of. Here are my favorites:

From the Smart Source insert:
Carefree Ultra Protection Product
, $1 (exp. 11-30-09) - these are free after Register Rewards (RR) at Walgreens the week of 8/30. Use the coupon, and you'll make $1 in RR!
Colgate Toothbrush
, .40 (exp. 9-19-09) - Colgate 360 Actiflex toothbrushes are also free after RR at Walgreens the week of 8/30. Use the coupon, and you'll make $.40 in RR.
Marcal Small Steps Bath Tissue
or regular single roll Paper Towel or Facial Tissues FREE or $1 on 1 (exp. 10/15/09) - If you can find the single packs, you'll get them free after the coupon. They can, however, be kind of hard to find. In my area, I have found the single roll of toilet paper at Ultra but have not found the paper towels or tissues anywhere.
Palmolive Pure & Clear
, .75 (exp. 9/20/09) - If you use this coupon at a store that will double it (like Kmart if your store does super doubles), then do the mail-in rebate listed below, you'll make a $1.50 profit. Using coupons does not typically affect whether or not you get the rebate back, so you should get the full purchase price back.
Palmolive Pure & Clear, mail-in rebate up to $2.99 (exp. 9-20-09)
Ziploc Fresh Shield Easy Zipper bags
, B1G1 free up to $2.19 (exp. 10-24-09) - This coupon will be good if the bags cost $2 or less at Kmart if your store does super doubles; if you have a B1G1 free coupon for something that costs $2 or less, you can get 2 boxes for free during super doubles.

From Red Plum:
Endust Free
, $2 (exp. 9-26-09) - Endust is regularly priced $3.99 at Kmart. Use this $2 coupon if your store does super doubles, and it's free!
Hefty One Zip
, $1 (exp. 10-31-09) - CVS has 6- and 8-ct. boxes of Hefty One Zip bags regularly priced at $1. Use this coupon, and they're free!
Kelloggs Products with Fiber
, pictured are Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran, Mini Wheat Bites, $2 on 2 (exp. 10-11-09) - I'm not sure how I'm going to use this coupon yet, but I think Kellogg's coupons are always good to have, if you're like our family and eat a lot of cold cereal.
Quaker Grits
, $1 on 2 (exp. 12-31-09)
Quaker Instant or Old Fashioned Oatmeal
, $1.25 on 2 (exp. 11-30-09) - I expect that there will be quite a few sales on hot cereals as winter approaches; the coupon doesn't expire until the end of December, so it could come in handy.
Thai Kitchen product, .50 (exp. 10-31-09) - Thai Kitchen noodle packets are regularly priced $.99 at Kmart. Use the $.50 coupon if your store does super doubles, and they're free!

From P&G:
Crest toothpaste, 4.2 oz+, .50 (exp. 9/30/09) - Crest toothpaste often goes on sale for $1 at many stores. If your store doubles coupons, this coupon would make it free. All Kroger stores double coupons up to $.50 every day, so if you have a Kroger, watch for it to go on sale there.
Tide, $1 (exp. 9/30/09) - Some stores like Walmart and Target have travel size pouches of Tide in the travel section. If the coupon doesn't have any size restrictions on it, you can get travel size laundry detergent for free.

If you want to see a full list of tomorrow's coupons, go here.

Note: Not all coupon inserts are created equal - there are regional differences. Typically the bigger cities' newspapers get the "best" coupons. I get the Chicago Tribune because the coupons are much, much better than the ones in our local paper. Also, if your paper publishes an early Sunday edition on Saturday, it will probably have the same coupons in it, and will be a little cheaper.


  1. I love this Melissa! Thank you so much for doing this - Kevin is telling me to learn from the master!

    A tip Mandy gave me this week - P&G and a couple other sites will let you register your Kroger card and load coupons directly onto that. The registers aren't very smart, so you can use the loaded coupon plus a paper coupon for the same thing and get double the savings. You can go to the Kroger website and they have the links to the sites where you can register. I've loaded some coupons, so I'll try it out soon!

  2. Glad you like it :) I hope it's helpful.

    I have tried some of the ecoupons. Some of them worked and some didn't. I thought Cellfire worked the best; I had issues with some of the Shortcuts and P&G ones not coming off like they were supposed to.