Deals of the Week for May 5, 2009
Happy Cinco de Mayo! A big welcome to our Super-Couponers from this past week's classes in Oak Lawn and Westville, Indiana (a super-big welcome to everyone who attended my Purdue University class... I had attendees drive from downstate Indiana, as well as from Michigan! I was so impressed that my class was considered a road-trip-worthy destination! Super-Couponing is spreading all over the Midwest...)
If you're new to the site, take a quick minute to read Using this site and bring yourself up to speed on all the coupon lingo and abbreviations. Unless otherwise noted, grocery store deals run through Wednesday of this week, and the pharmacy deals run through Saturday. And, if you're new to couponing in general, check out my Super-Couponing website for a list of FREE coupon classes and instructions on how to start using coupons effectively!
Does this feel like a deja vu deal week for anyone else? Some of the best deals of April are repeating this week! Let's kick things off at Dominick's, where their fantastic $30/$10 Living Well Catalina deal is running through 5/6...
Dominick's is still running the "Living Well, Feeling Great" promotion in which spending $30 on any of the 3,000 (!!!!) items in the deal nets you a nice $10 Catalina afterward. The $30 price is pre-coupon, so of course we're going to knock that number way, way down with our coupons... and take home as many things as possible for the least amount of money! And, a bonus - many healthy/organic items are included in the deal.
Last week's Deals writeup has numerous scenarios for the Living Well deal worked out for you and ready to enjoy! I am up to 18 transactions with this deal since it began... that's $540 worth of groceries purchased, and I'm just under $100 for all of it. WOW! I have one last run planned for this week, and I am well stocked on so many things.
My blog readers, fabulous group that you are, have been posting some great additional deals to work into this promotion. In no particular order, here they are...
Angus Ball Park Franks
$3 a package
10 pkgs = 30.00
10 $1.00 peelies from each pkg -10.00
$20.00 - 10.00 (roll LW Catalina from previous transaction)
Pay $10.00, and get another 10.00 Catalina, plus a bonus $5 Catalina for the hot dogs! It's a hot dog moneymaker! And, you'll have enough hot dogs for the entire summer.
Chinet paper plates
$3 a pack
5/3 SS - $1 off any Chinet and $2 off lunch plates
Look for B1G1F peelies on these as well - great items to work in. The $3 plates will be $2 after you get 1/3 of the price back in the form of the Catalina - and with a $2 coupon, they work out to being FREE.
Gatorade 20-oz. 8-packs
2 for $9.99
Many packs have $2 peelies on them. With 2, you'll pay $5.99 for 2 packs, but get $9.99 credit toward your $30.
Still at Dominick's, there's a pretty good deal going on 12-packs of Coca-Cola products IF you have the right coupon :)
Perhaps you saw this week's Dominick's ad, in which they had 12-packs of Coke products on sale, Buy 2, get 2 free plus a free case of bottled water. The 12-packs are $5.99, which quite honestly is NO deal.
But, if you participate in the Coke Rewards program, you may have acquired enough points for a Buy 1, Get 1 Free 12-pack coupon in the past. If you currently have this coupon, you will pay $5.99 for your first pack... get your second pack FREE... as well as your 3rd and 4th packs FREE... plus your bottled water FREE. Now, 4 12-packs and 1 24-pack of water for $5.99 is a MUCH better deal! (Those of you that have taken Super-2 have seen me work a similar deal on pop at Dominick's.) But you'll need a B1G1F coupon to really make this deal worthwhile.
Heading over to Kmart, shockingly, double coupons are back AGAIN! Despite what the ad says (.75) they're doubling up to $2 again in Chicagoland stores. Not much has changed since my April 21 Deals writeup for the last double sale... except with the ad misprint, people don't seem to be rushing to the stores to clear the shelves! But you can :) My blog readers have added the following freebies to the list of great stuff to get:
Axe shower gel trial size, $1.69 FREE after $1 coupon from 4/5 U
Chinet paper plates, $3.49 - FREE with $2 coupon from 5/3 SS
(if you don't use it in the Doms deal above)
Price varies by store, but head over here and print ALL the $1 coupons for Kellogg's cereals! These are some GREAT high-value cereal coupons that will double to $2 and potentially make your cereal very, very cheap. Even if you don't plan to use the Kellogg's coupons this week, I would print them and hold them. These are too good to pass up and will likely be good in a future deal...
Kraft barbecue sauce, $1 - FREE after .75 coupon from 5/3 SS
Playtex Handsaver gloves, $1.99 - FREE after $1 from 5/3 SS
or, Playtex Living gloves, $2.19, .19 after same $1 coupon
Pert Plus for Men, $3.49 - .49 with $1.50 coupon from 5/3 SS
(and... a free rebate on the freebie here: http://trypertplusfree.com/)
Pringles Super Stackers - $2 (big pack)
Use the $1 coupons from the P&G "Year of Savings" book to get these for FREE!
Over at Jewel, did you see all the great store coupons on the front page of their flyer this week? (Hee, I think they've been paying attention to the pages of store coupons in the Dominick's flyers as of late. Hey, competition is a good thing... we love to go where the deals are!)
With these coupons, spend $10 on anything else, and you can pick up some cheapies. The Stone Ridge Creamery ice cream at $1.99 a half-gallon (or whatever passes for a half-gallon these days!) jumped out at me as a great deal, certainly. Remember that you can stack these store coupons with manufacturer coupons too!
How about a yummy produce freebie? Wild Harvest organic baby-cut carrots are $1 a bag. Use this $1 off Wild Harvest coupon and pick these up for FREE!
Still at Jewel, South Beach salad dressings are on sale for $1.67 a bottle, and Avenu has electronic coupons for $1 off. .67 is some cheap salad dressing!
Still at Jewel this week, there's a new Catalina deal going on P&G products in this week's flyer. Buy $20 worth of P&G and get a $5 Catalina. There are many items to work into this deal! Grab your flyer, match the items up you want with coupons via the Coupon Lookup and figure your total savings! Many people have been waiting for a Tide sale, and while it's not dirt cheap here, it's not bad. If you buy the Tide, use the store coupon from the weekly flyer and stack it with the .35 coupon from 5/3 PG (low value) or the $1 Tide coupon from the P&G Year of Savings book (better value.)
Some of you have written to ask me about the $1 store coupon for Tide that's also in the Jewel Preferred Update coupon book. Blog reader jdbs03 tried it and it worked! So, if you have that coupon, plus the Tide coupon from the weekly flyer, plus a $1 Tide coupon from the manufacturer, you'd be bringing the price down to $7.77 a bottle (reg. $15.99!)
Now, if you've been with my site for a while, and you have your black belt in couponing, so to speak, you know how these deals can work out even better for us... at Jewel, these Catalina deals often operate on the regular/sale price of the item, not the Preferred price. This means that we actually can spend less than $20 out of pocket and receive our Catalinas too.
Be aware that Jewel recently dropped the prices on something like 4,000 items in the store, so if you're working the deal this way, you may want to use the price scanner or self-checker to determine the -actual- non-Preferred price of the item as the shelf tags may even be incorrect. Your pre-tax total must be over $20 to get the Catalina.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO COUPONING and what I just wrote makes no sense to you: You will not want to work the deal in this way. If your Catalina doesn't print, you will have NO recourse to get it back, because the ad states that you must spend $20 with your Preferred card on these items. If you spend $20 Preferred prices, you're guaranteed to get your Catalina each time.
Over at Walgreens, there are some more good cheapies and freebies this week...
Listerine Total Care mouthwash (after all these consecutive mouthwash deals, everyone should have sparkling fresh breath by now, ha ha!) It's on sale 2/$9. Buy 2 and get a $4.50 Register Reward, making it half price. Use two $2 coupons (3/15 SS and 4/26 RP), pay $5 and get $4.50 back. 2 big bottles of Listerine... for a quarter each!
Colgate Sensitive toothpaste - it's $4.49 with a $4.49 RR, making it FREE. Use a coupon to make it a moneymaker... 4/26 SS has a .75 coupon, or print a $1 coupon here and they'll pay you to take it home!
Right Guard deodorant - It's $2.99 with a $2 RR. 3/8 SS and 4/19 SS both have $1 coupons for Right Guard. Use the coupon, pay $1.99 and get $2 back! FREE deodorant!
FREE 2-piece chicken meal with side dishes at KFC - today only!
FREE Gillette Fusion razor (enter code 9q7D6 in the box - first 1000)
Kroger shoppers: FREE reusable shopping bag
Everyone else :) FREE Kraft reusable shopping bag
I am really trying to use more of these. After the Earth Day promos in April, and the free bag coupons from Dominick's, I've amassed quite a collection already. Who doesn't love free bags?
FREE Home Made Simple coupon book Register for a free book of coupons - all P&G products, and these books typically contain a coupon for a FREE bottle of Cascade Crystal Clear too.
FREE tiny lunch. Print this coupon for a free pulled pork sandwich at White Castle!
Do you like these deals? Want to learn how to get deals like this on almost EVERYTHING that you buy? Attend one of my Super-Couponing™ classes and learn all the tricks of the trade. You'll be slashing your bills in no time!