Saturday, July 24, 2010

Coupon Preview July 25

Want to get a sneak peek at what coupons will be available in tomorrow's paper? Check it out here.

CVS Deals 7/25 to 7/31

CVS Deals for 7/25 to 7/31

Monthly Deal - CVS Pantiliners $1.00/2
$1.00 ECB
Limit three
In separate transactions of 2 each

Kodak Photobook $7.99
$7.99 ECB
Limit one
= Free

U by Kotex $4.99
$4.99 ECB
Limit one
Use $1.00 printable
Use $1.50 from RIB magazine
= Free with $2.50 MM if you have both coupons

Dove Bar Soap 2pk $3.00
$2.00 ECB
=$1.00 after ECB

Speed Stick, SoftSoap or Irish Spring
$5 ECB wyb $15.00
Speed Stick 2/$5
Use $.75 Lady Speed Stick printable
Use $1.00 RIB July
SoftSoap Liquid $2
SoftSoap Ensembles $5
Use $1.00 printable
SoftSoap Body Wash $3
Use $.75 printable
Use $1.00 from 7/25/S
Use $1.00 RIB July
Irish Spring 3 pack $2.00
Irish Spring 8 pack $5.00
Irish Spring Body Wash $3.00
Use $1.00 RIB July
Use $.50 from 7/25/S
Buy 6 Speedstick with no coupon
$15- $6 coupon -$5.00 Ecb

Buy 5 SoftSoap Body Wash
$15 - $6 coupon -$5 ECB

Neutrogena Sun Care psa $9.99
$10 ECB wyb (2)
Use $1.00 from 6/13/S (not neo)
= $3.00 each wyb 2 after ECB

Biore Products $6.99
$2.00 ECB
Use $1.00 printable

Pampers $21.99
Baby Dry, Swaddlers or Cruisers Big Box Diapers
$10.00 ECB
Limit one
Use $2.00 from 7/4 P&G
Use $3.00 from vocalpoint mailer
Final Cost = $9.99

Arm & Hammer 2X Detergent $3.50
$2.00 ECB
Limit Two
Use $1.00/2 from 7/18/S
Use $1.00 from 7/18/S (on new gel)

Tylenol Precise $5.99
$2.00 ECB
Limit Two
Use $2.00 Tylenol Precision tear pad
= $3,99 - $1,99 if you have the coupon

Almay One Coat Dial Up Mascara $6.99
$2.00 ECB
Limit one
Use $1.00 Almay from 7/25/S
= $4.99

Non ECB Items

Sobe Lifewater $0.88
BOGO Printable
= $.88/2

Taster's Choice Coffee Sticks $1.00
Use BOGO and $.75 printable HERE
= 25¢

Nabisco Crackers $5.00/2
Use $1.00/2 from 5/16 SS (expires WSunday)
= $4.00/2

ALL Schick Disposable Razors BOGO
Use $3.00 from 7/25/S
= $2.49/2 -$- $1.49/2 after two coupons

Bounty Basic Paper Towels 8 pack $5.88
Use $1/1 from 6/6 P&G
= $4.88 (61¢ a roll)

Air Wick Scented Oil Refill $5.00/2
Use $1.00/2 from 7/18 SS
Use 2 Buy Refill, Get a FREE =$4.00/4

School Supplies
Notebooks B1G1
Georgia Pacific Copy & Print Paper B1G1
Paper Mate Pens $1.00/2
Caliber Tape B1G1
Elmer's School Glue or Krazy Glue B1G1
Mead Index Cards or Envelopes B1G1
Crayola Crayons 24 count B1G1
Paper Mate, Bic, Pilot or Expo Products B1G1

(Thank You to Cherry Picker for the great deals.)

Five Star Notebooks or Binders
$5.00 ECB wyb $15.00

Target Corporate Coupon Policy

When going shopping in a "big box store" figuring out how to use coupons can be a little bit confusing. Thankfully, many stores, like Target, will put their corporate coupon policy on their website for customers to check out.

My suggestion is to print out the policy and take it with you when you go shopping. This way if there is a question, or if your cashier is unsure, you can just whip out your handy dandy coupon policy.

The Target Corporate Coupon Policy states:

• Target accepts one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon for the same item (unless prohibited) (This is how you can get some amazing deals by printing off a coupon from and matching it with a manufacturer's coupon. Here is a tip when doing this: 1. Always place the manufacturer coupon on top of the web coupon. Don't ask me why, but for some reason, this works a little better with the computer.)
• Super Target coupons can be used in any Target store if the store carries the item
• We gladly accept valid internet coupons

Because of the variety of coupons available to our guests, we do have some guidelines for how coupons can be redeemed at Target.

When accepting coupons, we use the following guidelines:

• We accept two kinds of coupons: Target-issued coupons and manufacturer-issued.
• We'll accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon for the same item, unless either coupon prohibits it.
• Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied.
• We can't give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.
• We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
• All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier while you're checking out.

In a perfect world, all of the coupons that you have carefully, and lovingly, clipped out, will be immediately accepted by the cashier and you would be on your merry little way in no time. However, in actuality, there is a great chance that a cashier might not be aware of the corporate policy and might give you an issue with your coupons.

First of all, stay calm. You will not get anywhere if you are snippy and snarky with the cashier. Try to explain to them what the coupon states and how you are able to use it on the product.

If they are still refusing your coupon, politely ask to see the manager. The manager is your last line of defense in the store. If the store still refusing to take your coupon, and you know that they should accept it, then you can either say you don't want the products or you can buy the products and then call corporate when you get home.

The key to remember is that you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar, so try and remain nice when things don't always go smoothly.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Target Weekly Ad Preview 6/25 to 6/31

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Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of July 25, 2010. I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household and/or Patio/Outdoor. Mainly, only things that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm located in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

If you ever need extra coupons or didn't get regional coupons, try

Kashi Cereal, Snacks & Frozen Meals $2.85
$.75/1 Kashi All Natural Frozen Entrees & Pizza (printable coupon)
Wheat Thins (10oz.) $2
Oreo Cookies (16.9oz.) $2.50
Mars Minis Mix (40oz.) $7.49
Frito-Lay Multipacks (22ct.) $5.99
Oroweat Sandwich Thins (6ct.) $2.25
Smart Ones Frozen Meals 5 for $9
$3/10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Products (printable coupon)
Kraft EasyMac Cups (4pk.) $2.79*

Sobe Lifewater 10 for $10
BOGO Sobe Lifewater from Sobe Heads or Tails game
Crystal Light (10ct.) $1.97*
$2/1 Crystal Light from Vocal Point sample
Market Pantry White Milk (1-gal.) $2.59
Arrowhead Bottles (24pk, .5-liter) $3.50
Pepsi Products 6pk Bottles or 12pk Cans 2 for $7
Maxwell House Original Ground Coffee (33.5oz.) $5
$1.50/1 Maxwell House Coffee 33 - 33.5oz. Target Q (printable coupon)

Market Pantry Ice Cream (1.5qt.) $2.50
Market Pantry Fruit Snacks (10ct.) $1.50
Market Pantry Animal Crackers (49oz.) $4.99
Market Pantry Cheese; Shredded or Blocks (6 or 8oz.) $1.89
Market Pantry Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Bag (2.5lb.) $5.99

Free First Aid Bag wyb Any (3) Benadryl, Neosporin or Band-Aid items:
Band-Aid; Hello Kitty Bandages (20ct.) $1.69
$.50/1 Any Band-Aid Dry Fit from 5/16 RP
Neosporin Pain-Relief Spray (.26oz.) $3.89
$.50/1 Any Neosporin Product from 5/16 RP
$1.50/2 Any Neosporin & Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages product from 6/20 RP
Benadryl ReadyMist Itch-Relief Spray (.2oz.) $4.49
*Click Here for great scenarios for this deal from

Professional Hair Care $9.99
8.5oz. CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray, 13.5oz. Tigi Bed Head Shampoo, 8.45oz. American Crew Light Hold Gel

Zeno Hot Spot $35.99
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain $7.69
$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, Any from 7/18 SS
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color $4
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara $4.24
L'Oreal Go 360 Clean (6oz.) $5.49
AcneFree or AcneFree Sport $14.99
Schick 5-blade or Quattro for Women $6.99
$5/1 Schick Razor x7/30 from 6/13 SS
$1/1 Schick Hydro Razor or Cartridge Refills 4ct. x8/1 Target Q
Dove Beauty Bars (8pk.) or Men+Care (12pk.)
$.75/1 Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack+ (excludes Men+Care) x7/25 from 6/27 RP
$1/1 Dove Men+Care Body Bar, 6-bar pack+, Body Wash 13.5 oz+, OR Active Clean Shower Tool from 6/27 RP
L'Oreal Excellence or Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color $6.99
$2/1 L'Oreal Excellence or Excellence To Go, any shade from 6/27 RP
Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo, Conditioner, select others (13oz.) $2.99
$1/1 Garnier Fructis any style product from 6/13 RP
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment from 6/13 RP

Always Ultra Thin Pads (44ct.) $6.99
$1/1 Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloths from 7/4 P&G
Origin Fish Oil Softgels (100ct.) or Vitamin D (100ct.) $5.99
Opti-Free Replenish (12+12oz.) or Systane Drops (10+10mL) $12.99
$2/1 Systane Product, any from 7/25 SS
$1/1 Opti-Free Replenish Solution 10oz.+ (printable coupon)
Prilosec (14ct.) $9.89
$3/1 Prilosec OTC, x7/31 from 6/6 P&G
$5/1 Prilosec OTC, x7/31 from 6/27 Parade

Spider-Man (180ct.) or Flinstones Gummies (150ct.) Kids' Vitamins - 10% Off
$1/1 Flinstones Mulivitamin Product (printable coupon)
Bounty Huge-Roll Paper Towels (8pk.) $16.99*
$1/1 Bounty Paper Towels x7/31 Target Q from 5/16 RP
$.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins x7/31 from 7/4 P&G
$.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins x7/31 from 6/6 PG

Tide Liquid Detergent (150oz.) or Powder (95 or 120-load) $17.99
$1/1 Tide Laundry Detergent OR Stain Release Target Q from 6/27 R. Insert
$1/1 Tide Detergent x7/31 from 7/4 P&G

$.35/1 Any Tide Laundry Detergent x7/31 from 6/6 P&G
Select Laundry Detergents $9.99*
100oz. Gain or Cheer Liquid, or 63 or 80-load Gain powder; 150-load softener.
Up & Up Cleaning Wipes (18-35ct.), Sprays (32oz.) $1.99
Up & Up Double-Roll Bath Tissue (30pk.) $13.49
Up & Up Facial Tissue Flat (4pk, 200ct.), Ultra (85or130ct.) or Uprights (100ct.) $4.99

Jumbo Packs Diapers $8.99*
Huggies Snug & Dry, Little Movers, Little Snuglers or Pull-Ups; Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers, Baby Dry or Easy Ups.
$2/1 Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers Boxed Diapers Target Q from 6/27 RP
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers from 7/11 SS
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants x7/31 from 7/4 P&G
$2/1 Pampers Cruisers Diapers x7/31 from 06/20 RP
$2/1 Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers x7/31 from 06/20 RP
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants x7/31 from 6/6 P&G
$2/1 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers Sensitive or Extra Protection Diapers x7/31 from 7/4 P&G
Pampers Diapers by Cynthia Rowley $14.99
23ct., size 4 or 26ct. size 3 in boys' or girls' design

Johnson's Natural Head-To-Toe Baby Wash or Lotion (9oz.), Baby Shampoo or Kids' 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 Wash (10oz.) $4.99
Diaper Genia II Refills $5.50
Playtex BPA-Free Drop-Ins Liners $3.50
Select Enfamil or Similac Ready-to-Feed Formula (32oz.) 2 for $11

Free $5 Gift Card wyb (2) 28lb. Boxes of Arm & Hammer Cat Liter:
Arm & Hammer Cat Liter (28lb.) $10.39

Pedigree Dog Food (40lb) $18.99
$2/1 Pedigree Dog Food (8.8 lbs or larger) (printable coupon)
Boots & Barkley Dry Cat Food (16lb.) $8.99

Portfolio $.75
Construction Paper or Crayola Colored Pencils $.88
Mead Supplies; 1-subject Poly Notebook, Composition Book or Folder $1
USA Gold Pencils or Retractable Eraser (12pk.) $1
Elmer's Washable Glue Sticks (6pk.) $1
Licensed Notebooks (Hello Kitty, Toy Story 3, etc) $1.50
Binder Bundle Includes 1.5"Binder, Dividers, Zipper Pocket & Ruler $2.50
Locker Shelf, Assorted Colors $3.50
Plan Ahead Planner, Assorted Designs $3.50
Sharpie Highlighters (10ct.) or BIC Shimmer Mechanical Pencils (26ct.) $3.50
Message Board, Dry Erase, Cork or Magnetic Calendar Board $5
Licensed Dual-Compartment Lunch Kits (Hello Kitty, Toy Story 3) $8
Embark Insulated Lunch Purse $8
Texas Instruments 20XIIS - 2 Line Solar-Powered Scientific Calculator $9
Dane-Elec 4GB USB Drives $9
Embark Basic Insulated Lunch Kit w/ Water Bottle, or Backpack $9
Licensed 16" Backpack or Thermos FUNtainer (Hello Kitty, Toy Story 3) $12
Embard Fashion Backpack $15.99
Student Desk or Bungee Chair by Room Essentials $39

In Ad Coupon:
$10 Gift Card With Purchase Of Any New or Transferred Prescription x8/9
*Offer Not Valid In AR, NY or where prohibited by law.

*You can help k-12 students get the food they need to succeed. When you purchase designated Kraft Foods and P&G products at Target July 25 - August 14, Target will donate 5% of the sales towards Meals for Minds. For details, or to see a complete list of participating products, visit

Thanks to Student Saving Bucks

Freebie Friday 6/23

Who doesn't love free stuff? Here are some great freebies that you can add to your stock pile:

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Despite the humid air and the temperatures soaring into the triple digits, hopes you are feeling a little jolly and in the mood for Christmas.

Today, and today only, they are offering a special "Back in Black Friday " (or Black Friday in July) on their Website.

I have looked at what they are offering, and in my opinion, there really isn't too much that I would want to pack my sleigh with.

One deal I did see that is pretty good is a TomTom GPS device for $69.59. Considering how much these systems can go for, this deal isn't bad.

Also, if you have little ones who have "Zhu-Zhu Fever" there are quite a good number of deals on Zhu-Zhu Pets.

Feel free to check it out, there might be something to tickle your fancy.

Black Friday in July

Background by Jennifer Furlotte / Pixels and IceCream