Friday, October 21, 2011

Best Walgreens Matchups October 23-29, 2011

TheraMax Cold & Flu Relief nasal spray $7.99 Get back $7.99 RR
Final cost like FREE

DiGiorno pizza – 2/$10Use $1/2 DiGiorno Pizza Walgreens November Coupon Booklet (starts 10/23)
AND use (2) $2/1 Any DiGiorno Pizza

Final cost $2.50 each wyb 2

Use (2) $1 Dentek Braces Floss Pick printable
OR use (1) $.75/2 from 10/23 SS
Get back $2 RR wyb 2
Final cost like FREE wyb 2 OR $.25 each wyb 2

Welch’s Grape Jelly, 2/$3
Use (2) $0.75/1 Welch’s Jelly
Final cost $.75 ea. wyb 2 

Best Rite Aid Matchups October 22-29, 2011

Mitchum $3.99 
Use $2/1 Mitchum Advanced Control Anti-Perspirants October Video Value

Pay $1.99 OOP
Get back $2 +up
Final cost like FREE

Carefree Pantiliners $1
Use $1/2 Carefree Products Octover Video ValueAND use $0.50/1 Carefree Product 8/21/2011 SS
Final cost FREE wyb 2

Axe Body Wash or Detailer 2/$9
Use $2/1 Axe Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Product  October Video Value

AND $1.50/1 Axe Shower Gel
AND use AXE BOGO shower gel or detailer (maximum value $5.99) 10/23 SS (may be regional)
Final cost as low as $.50 each wyb 2

Zicam $7.99
Use $2/1 Zicam Rite Aid Coupon (found in Rite Aid flu booklet)
AND $2/1 Zicam

Pay $3.99 OOP (w/Flu booklet coupon) or $5.99 (w/o Flu booklet coupon)
Get back $7 +up (limit 1)
Final cost like $3.01 MM (w/Flu booklet coupon) or $1.01 MM (w/o Flu booklet coupon)

Best CVS Matchups October 23-29, 2011

Gold Emblem Candy Corn, Pumpkins or Autumn Mix  $.99 (3-day sale Sun-Tues)
Get back $.99 ECB (limit 1)
Final cost like FREE

Pumpkin Masters Carving Tool $2.49 
(3-day sale Sun-Tues)
Get back $2.49 ECBs (limit 1)
Final cost like FREE

All Gold Emblem Spices $0.49 Limit 10

Buy $12 of Glade or Oust products get $4 ECBs (limit 1)

     Deal Scenario 1
     Buy (3) Glade Sense & Spray Kits @ $5 each 
     Use (3) $3/1 Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kit 09/25 SS
     Pay $6 OOP
     Get back  $4 ECBs
     Final price like $.66 each wyb 3

Meijer Mealbox

Meijer Mealbox is Meijer's printable coupon website. Meijer Mealbox  is one of two types of Meijer coupons. Meijer mperks  coupons are the other type. You can use one Meijer coupon (either mperks or Mealbox - not both) and one manufacturer coupon per item. 

To get mealbox coupons, go to the website

On the right hand side of the site, you will see the mealbox (the image changes of course): 

You can get recipes, create a shopping list and more.  To access the coupons, click the "Specials" tab. 

It should default to the "Coupons" tab (between Grocery Ad and Custom Coupons). You can scroll through the coupons. Note that there can be additional pages that you can click through on the link just above the first coupon. 

In order to print a coupon, click on the item in the list. It will then open up that coupon with options.

Click the "print" link at the top right of the coupon. It will then open the coupon in a new window. In Internet Explorer, right click on the image and choose "print" from the menu. In Chrome, right click the bar at the top of the new window and choose "print" from the menu that comes up. 

There is no limit on the amount of mealbox coupons you can print or use, so if I need multiples of one coupon or multiple different coupons, when the coupon opens up in the second window, instead of printing, I use the "Snipping Tool" to make a jpg image file of the coupon. I can then insert as many as I need into a Word Document and print that on one page, instead of one coupon per page. **Note: Mealbox coupons will not double**

To go back to see other coupons, click the red "x" on the top right of the coupon in the mealbox. 

Under the "Custom Coupons" tab, you will be able to see a list of some of the catalina deals that Meijer has going on.  These are coupons that will print at the register after you have made a participating purchase that is good on your next transaction/shopping trip. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Meijer Super Saturday Sale Matchup October 22, 2011

These deals are valid at Meijer starting at 6 am on October 22, 2011.

Viva Paper Towels, 2 rolls (reg $3.49 – 50% off – may vary by location) $1.75 
Use $.60/1 Viva coupon 10-2 SS
Final cost $1.15 

Cottonelle Bath Tissue, 6 double rolls (reg $4.89 – 50% off – may vary by location) $2.45 
Use $.50/1 Cottonelle printable coupon 

Final cost $1.45 (if your Meijer doubles) or $1.95 (w/o doubling)

B1G1 Spinbrush or Replacement Head, 1-2 ct (reg. $5.99 and up – may vary by location
Use (1) $2.00/1 Spinbrush printable coupon
Final cost $1.99 each wyb 2

See Bargains to Bounty for more Super Saturday deals

Couponing FAQ

Where is the best place to get coupons?
The Sunday Paper is the best place to get your coupons. The bigger the city the paper is from, the better coupons you will receive. I live in SE Michigan, so the best paper for coupons is the Detroit Free Press. Most places sell the Free Press for $1.50-$2. Check your local Dollar Tree to see if they sell papers. My local Dollar Tree sells the paper for $1. 

How many papers should I buy?
If you are new to couponing, start off slow - 1-2 papers per week. I usually buy 4 papers each Sunday. Sometimes I buy extras if it is a really great coupon week. Some people recommend getting one paper for each person in your family, but start off slow and you will learn how many papers are good for your family. 

Why do I need more than one paper?
When couponing, you will find that you can purchase some items at rock bottom prices and you will want to stock up on multiples of that item to carry you through until that item comes on sale again. You don't need to have a huge stockpile that lasts a year, just enough until the next sale. You will learn the sale cycles as you coupon. Also, some deals only work if you buy multiples.  Sometimes, if you buy a certain amount of an item, you will get a coupon good on your next order, or will get an instant discount. When combined with your manufacturer coupons, this can make for a great deal if you have multiple manufacturer coupons. 

Is the Sunday paper the only place I can get coupons?
Absolutely not! You can find coupons in magazines, stuck to products, inside products, on the shelf in the stores, and online.

Where can I find online manufacturer coupons?
Most online coupons can be printed twice per computer. You can find coupons on manufacturer websites as well as:

What is a matchup?
A matchup is when someone matches a sale with a coupon to maximize savings. Using matchups found online will save you a lot of time and money!

How do I understand a matchup?
Learn the Coupon Lingo.

Meijer mperks


Meijer mperks is Meijer's digital coupon program. Mperks is one of two types of Meijer coupons. Meijer Mealbox coupons are the other type. You can use one Meijer coupon (either mperks or Mealbox - not both) and one manufacturer coupon per item. 

  • Register by going to their website and signing up with your cell phone number. 
  • Meijer will text you an activation code that will allow you to activate your account. If you are not able to receive texts you can call customer service at 1-800-962-7011 and they can manually activate your account. 
  • If you do not wish to receive promotional texts from Meijer in the future, reply to the text they send you with the activation code with the word STOP. You will then receive one more text message informing you they will no longer text you. 
  • In order to use an mperks coupon, log in to your account and activate the coupons you would like to use.
  • Mperks coupons can only be used once. 
  • Mperks will not double and are specific to your account. 
  • Mperks coupons become available on Mondays but can disappear at any time. If you see one you think you will use, activate it. 
  • When your order is being rung up, look at the credit card reader. Near the bottom of the screen you will see the mperks logo. If you are at the self-checkout, the mperks logo is at the bottom of the main screen, not on the card reader. 
  • Card reader at regular register
      Mperks logo on self-checkout screen
  • Press the logo and it will ask you for your cell phone number. Type it in on the keypad and press enter (green button). It will then ask you to enter your pin number (that you created when you created your account). Type that in, press enter. If you purchased any items for coupons you activated, the coupons will come off. 
  • When you first register for Mperks, they automatically activate a $2 off your next order coupon! 
  • Mperks FAQ
Also check out the couponing at Meijer Store Guide

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Great Vaseline Lotion deal at Target

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Lotion Body Lotion 24.5 oz

Buy (2) 24 oz Vaseline lotion (any variety) = $5 gift card (some Targets have 24 oz bottles with a 13 oz bottle attached for the same price as the reg. 24 oz bottles)
Buy (4) 13 oz Vaseline lotion (any variety) = $5 gift card

Deal Scenario:
Buy (4) 24 oz Vaseline lotions (get the ones with the 13 oz bottles attached if available) @ $5.04 each
Buy (4) 13 oz Vaseline lotions
Use (4) Buy 1 24oz Vaseline lotion Get 1 13 oz or smaller Vaseline lotion Free 10/2  RP
Pay $20.16 + tax OOP
Get back $15 Target Gift cards (do not expire!)

Final cost like $5.16 + tax for (4) 24 oz lotions and (4-8) 13 oz lotions (depending on if you can find the ones with the 13 oz bottles attached).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FREE Nescafe Peppermint Mocha!

Free sample of Nescafe Peppermint Mocha.  You can request one sample per person with a max of two samples per household. "Like" them on Facebook here and request your sample!

Best Meijer Matchups October 16-22, 2011

See Meijer Couponing Store Guide. SE Michigan Meijer stores double coupons $.50 or less. Check your local Meijer to see if they will double coupons.

(4) Barilla Whole Grain Pasta, 13.25 oz @ $.99 each
Use (1) $1/4 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon (exp 10-21)
AND use (2) $1/2 Whole Grain coupon 9-18 SS
Final cost $.24 each wyb 4 

(4) Honey Bunches of Oats @ $2.50 each
Use (2) $1.00/2 Mealbox coupons 
Pay $8.00 OOP

Get back a $3.00 checkout coupon valid on your next order.
Final cost like $1.25 each 

(2) Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers 4 oz @ $1.50 each
Use (1) $1/2 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
AND use (1) $1/2 Dole coupon 10-9 SS
Final cost $0.50 each wyb 2

Cole’s Garlic Bread or Cinnamon Sticks 10.5-16 oz $1.67
Use $0.50/1 Cole’s printable coupon 
Final cost $.67 (w/doubling) $1.17  (w/o doubling)

Tyson Bagged Chicken 25.5-29 oz $3.99
Use $1/1 Tyson coupon 8-21 SS
Final cost $2.99 

 Mentos UP2U Gum $.99
Use $1/1 UP2U coupon 10-9 SS
Final cost FREE 

KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce, 1 oz $1.47
Use $.50/1 KC Masterpiece coupon 8-21 or 9-25 SS
Final cost $0.47 (w/doubling) $.97 (w/o doubling)

(2) Niagara Spray Starch or Sizing, 20 oz $.99 each 
Use (1) $1/2 Niagara/Fab/Dynamo/Ajax coupon 10-2 SS
Final cost $.49 each wyb 2

For more Meijer Matchups see Bargains to Bounty

Sunday, October 16, 2011

FREE Curel Lotion at Target

Buy (2) Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion For Extra Dry Skin 6oz @ $2.99 each
Use (2) $1/1 any Curel coupon available here. (After filling out the skincare adviser profile there is a link on the right to get the coupon. Use your back button to get a second copy.)
OR use (2) $1/1 any Curel moisturizer 3.5 oz or larger 10/9 SS
Pay $3.98 OOP 
Get back $5 Target Gift Card
Final cost like better than FREE!

**Even if you don't have the coupons, this is still a good deal. (2) @$2.99 each = $5.98 + tax
Get back $5 gift card. This gift card deal is good through 12/17 so if your Target is out just wait until they restock.  You can use the gift card from one purchase to buy another set!**

FREE Listerine Pocket Packs with catalina's printing at Walgreens!

Deal Scenario:
Buy Listerine PocketPaks 72 ct $2.99
Use the $0.50/1 coupon found in the  1/9 SS, 4/17 SS or 10/9 RP
Pay $2.49
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $0.49!

**This is printing a $1/1 or $2/2  Manf. catalina at Walgreens. I had the most success with the Fresh Burst flavor (green package) in getting the $1/1 coupons. The original flavor (the more bluish/green traditional color) tended to print more of the $2/2.  You can then use the  $1/1 coupons to make another purchase FREE! These continued to print coupons in addition to the RR. Just remember not to use the RR from the Listerine to buy another Listerine if you want to get more RR. It works out really well to use the Walgreens Maxi Pads $2 RR to alternate with the Listerine PocketPaks**

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Best Rite Aid Matchups October 16-22, 2011

Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Balm $1.49
Get back a $1.49 +Up Reward (limit 1)
Final cost like FREE!

Organix Cough Drops $1.50
Get back a $1.50 +Up Reward (limit 1)
Final cost like FREE!

Boiron Arnicare Gel $6.99
Use the $1/1 coupon found here
Pay $5.99 OOP
Get back a $6 +Up Reward (limit 1)
Final cost like FREE!

Thermacare Heat Wraps 2-3 ct. 2/$12
Use (2) $3/1 coupons found here
Pay $6 OOP
Get back a $4 +Up Reward wyb 2 (limit 4 offers)
Final cost like $1 each!

Veet Depilatories $2 Off with in-ad coupon
Buy 1 Veet Hair Remover Face Wax Strips $4.49
Use the $2/1 coupon found here
AND use the $2/1 in-ad coupon
Pay $0.49 OOP
Get back a $1 +Up Reward
Final cost like FREE + $0.51 moneymaker!

Select Crest Toothpaste $2.99
Use the $2/1 Crest Complete toothpaste coupon from the 9/11 SS
Pay $0.99 OOP
Get back a $1.50 +Up Reward (limit 2 offers)
Final cost like FREE + $0.51 moneymaker!

Cold Buster Warming Syrup 4 oz. or Sinus Buster or Allergy Buster 20 ml. $8
Buy 1 Sinus Buster $8
Use the $2/1 coupon found here (you may also find a $2/1 peelie coupon on this item!)
Pay $6 OOP
Get back a $8 +Up Reward (limit 1 offer)
Final cost like FREE + $2 moneymaker!

Neilmed NasaDrops Saline on the Go $7
Get back a $7 +Up Reward (limit 1 offer)
Final cost like FREE!

Duract Cold Relief QuikMelt Tablets 12 ct. $6
Get back a $6 +Up Reward (limit 1 offer)
Final cost like FREE!

Revlon Lip, Eye & Beauty Tools 40% Off Regular Retail
Buy 1 Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara $7.99 each (should ring up at $4.79)
Use the $2/1 coupon from the October Video Values
Pay $2.79 OOP
Get a $2 +Up Reward (limit 1 offer)
Final Cost like $0.79!