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Here are the top Walgreens deals and coupon matchups for the week of 8/28/16 – 9/3/16. I’ve highlighted my favorites in red.
- You need a Balance Rewards card to get advertised sale prices. Sign up for free in store or online. If you sign up online, you can use your phone number at checkout rather than a physical card.
- View the online ad sneak peek here. View the current weekly ad here. Occasionally a price may vary by region, so check against your local ad.
- Also be sure to sign up for Everyday Points to get back 10 points per dollar on most items every day.
Top Walgreens deals this week
- Johnson’s or Desitin baby care, select, spend $10 get 5000 points.
- Almay cosmetics, BOGO50% off.
- Use $5.00/2 printable here.
- $4.00/2 Almay in the Walgreens September coupon booklet.
- Get $10 RR when you spend $30 on participating Clairol, Head & Shoulders, or Olay products.
- Deal idea: Buy six Head & Shoulders 12.8 or 13.5 oz shampoo, conditioner at 2/$10.00 = $30.00.
- Use three $3.00/2 expected in the 8/28 PG = $21.00.
- Get back $10 RR for a net cost of $11 for all six, or $1.83 each.
- Deal idea: Buy three Clairol Nice ‘n Easy hair color and three Clairol Root Touch-Up for $36.00.
- Use three buy hair color get free touch up expected in the 8/28 PG = $18.00.
- Get back $10 RR for a net cost of $8 for all six, or $1.33 each.
- Deal idea: Buy six Head & Shoulders 12.8 or 13.5 oz shampoo, conditioner at 2/$10.00 = $30.00.
- Coke, 7-Up, Canada Dry, Dr. Pepper, A&W, Sunkist 12 packs, 3/$9.00 must buy three limit three.
- Select Nestle candy bars, $.39.
- Lay’s chips, Doritos, $1.99.
- Check for offers on SavingStar.
- 1 lb Butterball ground turkey, $1.99.
- Use $1.00/1 in the 6/19 SS to get it for $.99!
- Also look for a $3 back on $12 Butterball offer on SavingStar.
- 1 lb ground beef or 4 ct patties, $2.99.
- Welch’s 100% grape juice 46 oz, 2/$4.00 must buy two.
- 1 lb Oscar Mayer bacon, 2/$8.00 must buy two.
- Jimmy Dean 12 oz sausage roll, 2/$5.00 must buy two.
- Bumble Bee sardines or chunk light tuna cans, $.69 with in-ad coupon limit 4.
- Lindsay Olives, $.99 with in-ad coupon limit 4.
- If you are new to their e-club, sign up for a $1.00/2 printable coupon.
- $.49 each after coupon when you buy two.
- Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup, $.79 with in-ad coupon limit 4.
- Mentos, Pur, or Wrigley’s 9 or 15 pc gum, 3/$2.00 when you buy three.
- Crunchmaster gluten free crackers, 2/$4.00 must buy two.
- Nice Nuts or Trail Mix 6 to 16 oz, 2/$5.00 when you buy two.
- Spend $15 on select Johnson & Johnson Band-Aid, Neosporin, Polysporin, or Benadryl cream gel get 5000 points.
- Mucinex 16-20 ct or 6 oz, select, $12.99 get 5000 points on two.
- Excedrin 80 or 100 ct, 2/$20.00 when you buy two, get 5000 points on two.
- Use two $2.00/1 in the 8/7 SS to pay $16 with 5000 points back for a net cost of $11.00 for two, or $5.50 each.
- BOGO Foster Grant or Walgreens reader glasses.
- Kleenex 3-4 pack, Scott 6 roll paper towels, or Cottonelle 12 big roll bath tissue, $3.99.
- $.65/1 Scott in the 7/31 SS (exp. 8/28!) or $.65/1 printable here.
- $1.00 back on Scott towels on Checkout 51 (not valid with any other coupon).
- $.50/1 Cottonelle in the 7/31 SS.
- $.50/1 Kleenex in the 7/31 SS.
- Get paper towels as low as $3.34 after $.65 coupon, or $.56 per roll.
- OR choose to get $1.00 back on Checkout 51 and get paper towels net $2.99 after cash back, or $.50 per roll.
- BOGO Sun 61-78 loads or Snuggle 32 or 40 loads or 70 or 80 sheets.
- $.50/1 Snuggle in the 7/17 RP (exp. 8/28!) or print $.50/1 here.
- Dixie or Vanity Fair select plates, napkins, bowls, cups, 2/$5.00 must buy two.
- Look for an online $1.00/2 coupon (check Sunday).
- 2/$4.00 after coupon, or $2.00 each.
- Get 1000 bonus points when you buy Blue Rhino 15 or 17 lb propane (available at select locations).
- Select Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles, or Fantastik, 2/$6.00 when you buy two + get $1.50 RR on two.
- Buy two Windex for $6.00.
- Use the $1.50/2 printable here = $4.50.
- Get back $1.50 RR for a net cost of $3.00 for two, or $1.50 each.
- Buy two Windex for $6.00.
- OxiClean 20 or 26 load detergent, $3.99.
- Ad says there will be a $3.00 coupon in “most Sunday papers.” We’ll find out in the early edition tomorrow!
- $.99 after $3.00 coupon.
- Ziploc select freezer, storage, sandwich bags or containers, 2/$5.50 must buy two, get $1.50 RR on two.
- Use $1.00/2 in the 8/7 SS or on Coupons.com to pay $4.50 with $1.50 back for a net cost of $3.00 for two, or $1.50 each.
- 7.5 oz Softsoap liquid hand soap, $.99.
- Puffs facial tissue 48 or 56 sheets, $.99.
- Dawn 9 oz dish liquid, $.99.
- Select Gillette, Secret, or Old Spice deodorant or body spray, BOGO50% off + get $3.00 RR on two.
- Use $1.00/1 expected in the 8/28 PG.
- Gillette Venus Swirl or Fusion ProShield razors, $4.50 off.
- Use $3.00/1 expected in the 8/28 PG.
- Select Gillette disposable razors or shave gel, $7.99. (The shave gel part seems wrong, lol)
- Use $3.00/1 expected in the 8/28 PG.
- Select Colgate toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, $3.49 get $1.50 RR.
- Use $1.00/1 expected in the 8/28 SS or the previously available $1.00 printable to pay $2.49 with $1.50 back for a net cost of $.99.
- Select Crest or Oral-B toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, $2.99 + get $4.00 RR when you buy three.
- Deal idea: Buy three Oral-B brushes for $8.97.
- Deal idea: Buy three Crest Pro-Health mouthwash for $8.97.
- Use three $1.50/1 Crest mouthwash 8 oz+ expected in the 8/28 PG = $4.47.
- Get back $4.00 RR for a net cost of $.47, or $.16 each.
- Sharpie marker or Paper Mate eraser, $.49.
- BOGO select Elmer’s glue.
- Expo dry erase markers 8 pack, $5.00.
Here’s one more surprise Friday Freebie for Kroger shoppers: Load a digital coupon for a free Bakery Fresh Goodness Angel Food cake today, and redeem through 9/16!
This deal is back with a new code: Over on Walgreens Photo through 8/28 you can score a free 8×10 photo print with free in store pickup! Use code FREESTUFF at checkout (not valid through app; only online) to get your deal. Even if a penguin is photobombing you…
It’s still August, but it always starts to feel like fall to me when the kids go back to school. Maybe it’s because we never went back until after Labor Day when I was a kid? The end of August is also when we start to see apples on sale at the produce stores, so when we have time on these busy afternoons I love to use apples in healthier homemade after-school snacks. Baked apple chips are one family favorite, but on a still-hot August day when you don’t want to leave the oven running for so long, why not give these easy four ingredient after school apple snacks a try?
Mr. 9 also appreciates peanut butter in his after school snacks, because he needs a bit of protein to help fill him up (and his lunch room is peanut free, so we save it for home). So yesterday after school we scratched up this easy, affordable, and filling frugal homemade snack with some $.45/lb Braeburn apples and $.79 Peter Pan peanut butter. No baking required!
Four Ingredient After School Apple Snacks
Apples (tarter is better for this one)
Slice apples, discarding seeds & core. Spread peanut butter on the center of each apple slice, leaving the edges clear for easier eating. Crush walnuts and add on top of peanut butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Sweet tart creamy crunchy goodness
I know, right? It’s less a recipe than a quick suggestion, but this easy after school snack is affordable, tasty, kid friendly, and filling — plus, you got your protein, and you got your fruit. You could easily make it healthier by using natural no-sugar-added peanut butter instead of the Peter Pan, too, but I just used what we had on hand. Peanut allergy? Simply substitute Sunbutter or almond butter. Mr. 9 had fun making these with me, too, making these an easy five-minute alternative to processed prepackaged snacks.
Guess which one of these apple slices he helped add the cinnamon to? 😉
Four Ingredient After School Apple Snacks, printable recipe
- Apples (tarter is better for this one)
- Peanut butter
- Slice apples, discarding seeds & core.
- Spread peanut butter on the center of each apple slice, leaving the edges clear for easier eating.
- Crush walnuts and add on top of peanut butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Reader deals 8/26/16: Here are some of the deals, heads up, and requests you shared recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?
- Email Rachel: [email protected]
- Comment below, or on any post where it seems to fit.
- Post on the Mashup Mom Facebook page or in the Hot Deals group.
- In response to yesterday’s question about propane refills, from Terri J: “The Berkots in Lockport has had propane refills for $16.99 all summer. Might see it lower for the holiday.”
- Janet shares: “Found Otis Spunkmeyer’s 3-pack muffins on sale for $2.49 at Caputo’s. With coupon, only 0.50.”
- Check your email — Elizabeth shares on Facebook: “I received a Carson’s email with a 10 off 10…hate those because of restrictions but this has NO restrictions…per the cashier you can even use it on doorbusters. I got a $35 top for my vacation in December for $4.00 after clearance”
- On the Kashi bars that are $1.00 at CVS this week, kitty comments: “There’s a Kashi MQ in a recent insert that works on the individual Kashi bars.”
- Pam found: “Right now you can get a free scoop of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins! All you have to do is download their free mobile app and sign in to a new account. Then you can claim a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream!”
- And Valentina S. adds to this week’s Kmart app freebie that: “Mobisave has $.10 back on any brand paper plates, 20 ct. or larger.”
- Heads up from Alicia on the seven Friday freebies today: “Watch your receipts; two of my items didn’t take the full amount off.”
- And seachicago says: “Be patient with the Mariano’s site, the coupons are loading *slowwwww*, but they do load eventually. I’m sure there’s a lot of traffic on that site today! 🙂”
- Valentina S. points out: “When I loaded Mariano’s coupons this morning, I noticed that chips are 2.625-3.5 oz. Ibotta any brand chips rebate won’t work, but there is $0.10 back on MobiSave on any brand chips 3 oz. or larger. I also found $0.10 back on Mobisave on jam or jelly any brand, no size restriction.”
- From feelgood on the $5/$50 on some Meijer mPerks: “Saw your post earlier and then your update, this wasn’t on my account either. But there is an even better mPerks coupon offer, and I believe not targeted: $5.00 Off Your Purchase of $50 or More in Meijer Gift Cards. Combine that with the $3 reward for spending $50 in gift cards (clip in the Rewards category), and your net cost is $42 for a $50 Meijer gift card. Plus you don’t have to spend $50 on Foods in one transaction during a two-day period as shown in the post above.”
- Also from feelgood: “If you have a $5 off $50 Meijer Gift Card Catalina coupon that prints randomly, stack that with the Meijer Gift Card $5 off $50 mPerks, then you’re only paying $40. Add the $3 mPerk Reward for $50 in gift cards, your net cost is now $37 for a $50 Meijer gift card. Wasn’t sure the paper coupon would stack with the mPerks, but tried it last night and both came off without cashier intervention. Receipt shows: mPerks Offer 5.00 off Gift Card Coupon 5.00 off”
- Joe asks: “Last Saturday while Shopping at Meijer the lady in front of me in the queue bought a meijer gift card for $15 and 2 greetings cards – one for 3.99 and another for 2.49. The Catalina offers started to print and at least eight of them printed. Two of them were $3 on next order purchase.. I was curious (but afraid of getting misunderstood) to ask, but did not. Does not anyone know what the deal is and how long it may still be on?”
- A heads up on the super cheap peanut butter, from Karen: “I went this morning and did 4 separate transactions went back this evening to get 4 more but noticed the BB date was July 26, 2016 when I got home I checked the dates on the jars I purchased this morning and the same July 26th BB date on them took them back and they gave me a refund I asked if they wanted the catalinas back she said no so I made out on the deal, but I don’t have any peanut butter, so check the Best By dates if you find any”
- In response to yesterday’s remodeling question, from Kim: “I remodeled my shower in April, custom ordered a Swanstone base from Menards. You can see a full floor model at places like Crawford Supply in Itasca. Love the Swanstone, replaced one that was installed in 1995, no structural damage, just faded and worn from use. When I ordered from Menards website, it said it would take 4 weeks, but it came down from WI in about 8 days!”
- Jodi spotted a deal: “At ultra today, miracle whip is on sale for 1.98 wyb5, they had 1.00 peelies on them making them .98 each.”
- Letsshop shares that there’s a 25% off Walgreens Super Savings pass good Sat. 8/27-Sun. 8/28. 25% off regular price items, exclusions apply. Print for use in store here, or use online with code SUPER25.
- From Jennifer on the easy Aussie & aspirin money makers at Walgreens: “Check to see if you have another $3/2 coupon for Aussie. I did this yesterday, used both coupons and got $4.00 back from Ibotta.”
- And feelgood adds: “Also check if you have a “2,000 points when you spend $10 in Hair Care” paperless coupon to clip on walgreens.com, if you’re buying all four Aussie products and using both Aussie coupons.”
- In response to yesterday’s question about price matching ALDI chicken prices, from letsshop: “I have a Aldi’s right across from a Walmart store and match every week their prices and other stores ,save times and extra walking on a bad pair of knee’s that need to be replaced soon ! hope they never stop matching prices , hate the store but love the convince (:”
Here are ten current grocery, HBA, and household deals available on Amazon subscribe & save as of 8/26/16. Prices here reflect 5% off subscribe & save savings, so will be even better if you are on the 15% off tier. As always, prices on Amazon can change at any time.
Get this mega pack of 90 Hefty strong tall kitchen drawstring trash bags for $10.69 shipped after the 15% off coupon on the page + subscribe & save.
Amazon Prime members only can pick up 12 Bumble Bee premium light tuna pouches for $11.40 shipped with subscribe & save, or $.95 per pouch.
How about some portion control Jif? Get six 8 ct Jif To Go natural creamy peanut butter 1.5 oz individual cups (48 cups total) for $13.51 shipped with subscribe & save, or $.28 per cup. (Great for travel, too — we brought single serve PB cups on our last road trip!)
Or how about a lot of heavy duty paper plates? Pick up a five pack of 44 ct Dixie Everyday paper plates (microwavable, cut resistant, soak proof shield, all that good stuff) … for $16.09 shipped when you clip the $1.00 coupon on the page and check out with subscribe & save.
A 12 pack of Pringles original small stacks is $6.89 shipped right now when you clip the 25% off coupon on the page and check out with subscribe & save… speaking of portion control. 🙂
Pick up a big 18.25 oz can of Planters Deluxe lightly salted whole cashews for $7.59 shipped with subscribe & save.
A 32 oz bottle of Nature Nate’s raw unfiltered honey made by American Bees is $11.96 shipped with subscribe & save.
Get a four pack of 27.8 oz Gerber Good Start gentle stage 2 non-GMO powder instant formula for $77.40 shipped after the 30% off coupon on the page + subscribe & save, or $19.35 per container.
Get a twin pack of 38 oz Palmolive ultra original dish liquid for $5.09 shipped when you clip the 20% off coupon (this one is in the middle of the page right under the price). That works out to the equivalent of $.80 per 12 little 12 oz bottle — but this is also the ultra, not the regular we usually find at CVS or the Dollar Tree.
An 8 ct pack of Gillette Mach3 sensitive power razor cartridges is currently $14.41 shipped with subscribe & save, or $1.80 per cartridge.
Shopping Amazon subscribe & save items?
Be sure to keep an eye on the Amazon deals and jump on the good subscribe & save items as they pop up to lock in the price on your first shipment! You can always cancel any time up to the point your order locks for delivery, with no penalties if you change your mind. You can also skip a month by pushing your shipments forward to your next scheduled date; it’s very easy to manage under your Amazon account.
- See also this post on 20 cheap Amazon subscribe & save items to help you get up to five. (As always prices here may have changed since this was published; last updated 8/18/16.)
- Shop the last roundup of 10 Amazon subscribe & save deals from 8/25/16.
- Shop the whole Amazon subscribe & save store — and view all the current subscribe & save coupons.
Prices on Amazon often change quickly; this price is current as of the time and date of this post. You need to be logged in to clip coupons, which are limit one per account and will come off just the first shipment. You can cancel subscribe & save or skip a shipment at any time. You get 5% off and free shipping with subscribe & save, which increases to 15% off if you have five subscriptions on the same day/month. For more about coupons & subscribe & save, see the guide here. And, be sure to check out all of our great Amazon deals!
On Sunday 8/28/16 we’re expecting three newspaper inserts: Red Plum, P&G, and SmartSource. See the full list at Coupon Previews.
- Use this as a general guide. Coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include some of the coupons listed or one area will get one $ amount on their coupons, we will get another.
- In Chicagoland the Chicago Tribune has the most coupons in it — even if the Sun-Times, or the Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally the Sun-Times will contain an extra coupon, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) Outside Chicagoland, buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
- In IL-Chicagoland, pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree. Check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing.
- Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some to trade.
So what looks good to me?
- Always $3/2 pads 11ct+ excludes discreet
- Clairol $3/1 natural instincts hair color
- Clairol Buy 1 nice ‘n easy hair color box, get 1 root touch-up free excludes age defy up to $6.99
- Febreze B1G1 free product up to $3.29 excludes unstopables
- Luvs $2/1 diapers
- Pampers $3/1 diapers or pants AND Pampers $5/1 easy ups training underwear or underjams absorbent night wear. I’m going to guess this is boxes…
- Pantene $5/3 products must include shampoo and conditioner or styler excludes 6.7oz
- Prilosec OTC $5/1 product 28ct+
- Tampax $3/2 pearl or radiant tampons 16ct+
- Always $2/1 discreet incontinence liner or pad
- Gillette $3/1 razor or disposable 2ct+ excludes sensor2 2ct
- Venus/Daisy $3/1 venus razor or venus/daisy disposable 2ct+ excludes daisy2 2ct
- Vicks $2/1 product excludes vapodrops and zzzquil
- Annie Chun’s $1/2 seaweed snacks (11/30)
- Colgate $1/1 total, optic white, enamel health, max fresh or sensitive toothpaste 3oz+ (9/10)
- Huggies $2/1 little snugglers or little movers diapers 10ct+ (9/24) AND Huggies $2/1 overnites diapers 10ct+ (9/24)
- Ken’s $1/1 dressing 16oz+ (9/30)
- Maxwell House $.25/1 coffee product (10/9). Ooh la generous.
- Sargento $.50/2 shredded natural cheese 5oz+ (10/2)
- Suave Kids $1/1 hair care product ets (9/24)
- Suave Professionals $1.50/1 gold hair care product excluding luxe styling products and 2oz trial (9/24) (2 coupons)
- Vlasic $1/2 pickles, peppers or relish (11/28)
- Best Foods $.50/1 mayonnaise jar 30oz, squeeze 20oz, organic 15oz or carefully crafted 24oz product (9/25). Should be Hellmann’s in our area.
- Dove Buy 1 body wash 22oz+, get 1 men+care body wash 13.5oz+ free up to $5.50 dnd (9/18)
- Eckrich B1G1 free rope or links smoked sausage 10-14oz up to $2.50 (9/25). Almost never in the Trib, but hope springs eternal.
- Garnier Fructis $3/2 shampoo, conditioner, treatment or style product excludes 1.7-3oz (9/24)
- Hefty $1/1 tall kitchen trash bags (10/31)
- L’Oreal $2/1 advanced haircare shampoo or conditioner product excludes 1.7oz and 3oz trial (9/10)
So, how many?
If you do a lot of drugstore and/or Target deals, it’s always good to get extras on a P&G week — plus the Colgate, Huggies, L’Oreal, Fructis, and Suave coupons will inevitably be useful there. If you’re looking for food coupons, this is really not your best week, though…
I know some of you are fans of Carnation Breakfast Essentials, so head over and print yourself a new coupon for $2.00/2 boxes or canisters of Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder drink mix this morning.
Best Buy’s 50th anniversary sale continues with some lovely deals, and they offer free shipping at $35 or free in store pickup. Just a sampling of what you’ll find here:
- MacBooks on sale — plus save another $150 with college student deals!
- Sign up for college student deals here to receive discount coupons in email, more.
- 20% off select HDTVs.
- Major appliance Labor Day sale — up to 35% off, plus free delivery on major appliances purchases $399+.
- HP x3000 wireless optical mouse, $6.99.
- 50% off all cookware.
- All Ninja small kitchen appliances on sale.
- Three select DVD movies for $10.00.
Lots more, so browse through the Best Buy anniversary sale deals to see what you can spy.