How many papers? Week of 11/2/14

The week of 11/2/14, we’re expecting two inserts: SmartSource and Red Plum. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or when 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Buddig $.75/1 original, deli cuts or premium deli cuts item 8oz+ (2/28/15). This goes on sale at Jewel.
  • Carnation $.55/2 evaporated milk cans 12oz+ (12/31). Now you know Thanksgiving is coming. Goes on sale for $1.00 or less this time of year.
  • GE $1/1 reveal, energy smart, energy efficient soft white or led lighting product (12/31). Always useful to stack when Target puts out their occasional store coupons.
  • Libby’s $.75/2 pumpkin cans 15oz+ (12/31).
  • Nature Made $2/2 products (12/2). Ultra has some vitamins $2.88 through Tues.
  • Nissin $1/3 chow mein (1/4/15). They sell this at Dollar Tree.
  • Purell $1/1 8oz advanced hand sanitizer (12/28).
  • Skippy $.75/2 peanut butter or spread products 15oz+ (12/29).
  • all $1/1 product ets (12/14).
  • Dove B1G1 free advanced care deodorant or advanced series shampoo or conditioner excludes trial and M+C up to $5 (11/16).
  • Gillette $3/1 male disposable razor ets (11/30).
  • Venus/Daisy $3/1 disposable razor ets (11/30).

So, how many?

I’m not sure, how about you? I like the Skippy coupon, but was kind of expecting more baking coupons the first week of November so hopefully they’ll surprise us.

How many papers? Week of 10/26/14

The week of 10/26/14, we’re expecting three inserts: SmartSource, Red Plum, and P&G. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or when 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Bounty/Charmin/Puffs $1.50/3 products excludes single.
  • Clairol $5/2 hair color excludes age defy, balsm and textures & tones (11/9). Every time I go to Target they have clearance hair color on endcaps, so check there.
  • Covergirl $3/2 eye products excludes accessories.
  • Crest $1/1 toothpaste 3oz+ or liquid gel excludes cavity, baking soda, tartar control.
  • Febreze B1G1 free set & refresh or 3.5oz candle up to $3.99 (11/9).
  • Gillette $3/1 male razor excludes disposables. And, Venus $3/1 razor excludes disposables.
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment. And, Pantene Buy 1 shampoo, get 1 conditioner or styler free up to $5 excludes 6.7oz (11/9).
  • Better Than Bouillon $.50/1 product (12/31).
  • Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 3.4oz+ (11/18). Use when it goes $.88 at Ultra.
  • POM $.50/1 fresh pomegranate dnd (12/31).
  • Speed Stick $2/1 gear anti/deo or body spray excludes 1.8oz and .5oz (11/15).
  • Tabasco $1/1 product (12/7).
  • Aquaphor $2/1 skin care, lip care or baby care product .35-14oz (11/23). This goes on ECB deals at CVS a lot.
  • L’Oreal $3/2 advanced haircare shampoo, conditioner, treatment or advanced hairstyle products excludes 1.7oz (11/22).
  • Nivea $3/2 lip care products .59oz tin, .17oz stick or .3oz tube (11/9).
  • Silk $.55/2 fruity & creamy cups (11/30) AND Silk $1/1 half gallon (11/30).
  • Tide/Downy/Bounce $3/3 tide boost duo pacs, tide detergent, downy unstopables, downy softener, bounce dryer bar or bounce sheets excludes 10oz tide, 34ct bounce and trial size (11/26) TARGET COUPON. Note that this now excludes the 32 ct Bounce, boo.

So, how many?

Update — I bought four. There is a crazy P&G Catalina deal at Jewel — see here for details and scenarios.

Well. There are a LOT of good coupons for drugstore and Target HBA deals if you are playing that game, but there are not a lot of good food coupons. I might only get two, but we are well stocked on HBA — if you are still building up your stockpile, you might want to do four+.

How many papers? Week of 10/19/14

The week of 10/19/14, we’re expecting one insert: SmartSource. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or when 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Frito-Lay Ready To Go Snacks $1/1 item (12/31)
  • Hershey’s $1.50/3 reese’s, kit kat, hershey’s, york, almond joy, mounds, payday, milk duds or whoppers snack size bags 9-22oz (10/31)
  • Huggies $2/1 little snugglers, little movers or overnites diapers (11/15).
  • Mott’s $.75/1 fruit punch rush, wild grape surge or strawberry boom 64oz bottle or 8oz bottles 6pk (12/31).
  • Similasan $3/1 product (12/7). Good for RR deals at Walgreens sometimes.
  • Thomas $.55/1 english muffins dnd (12/31)
  • Twizzlers/Jolly Rancher $1.50/3 snack size bags 9oz+ (10/31).

So, how many?

Zzzzz. I’ll let you know tomorrow if there were any surprises after I buy my ONE.

How many papers? week of 10/12/14

The week of 10/12/14, we’re expecting two inserts: One SmartSource, one Red Plum. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or when 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Benefiber $3/1 stick packs product (10/26). See if it has size restrictions…
  • Bush’s $1/3 chili beans (12/15).
  • Clairol $3/1 hair color excludes age defy, balsam, textures & tones and trial (11/30).
  • Colgate $2/1 mouthwash or mouth rinse 32oz+ (11/8).
  • Excedrin $1/1 24ct+ product (11/22). Wait for another nice ECB deal at CVS…
  • Infusium 23 $2/1 shampoo, conditioner or leave in treatment excludes 1.7oz (11/9).
  • Bayer $1/1 aspirin product 20ct+ (12/13).
  • Bounty/Charmin/Puffs $1.50/3 products excludes single and trial (11/30).
  • Covergirl $5/3 lip products excludes blast flipstick, lipperfection lipstick and trial (10/26).
  • Eckrich $1/1 rope or links smoked sausage 11-14oz package dnd (10/31). This goes on sale as low as $2.00 sometimes.
  • Gillette $3/1 male disposable razor (11/30).
  • Tide/Gain/Downy/Bounce $2/1 tide pods, gain flings, downy unstopables, bounce bursts or gain fireworks excludes tide pods 5ct, gain flings 5ct and trial (11/30).
  • Venus/Daisy $3/1 disposable razor ets (11/30)

So, how many?

Well, I like the Eckrich coupon — there is a lot here that will be good for drugstore deals, too. But a real dearth of food coupons :( — how many papers are you getting?

How many papers? Week of 10/5/14

The week of 10/5/14, we’re expecting three inserts: One SmartSource, two Red Plum. Some regions will also get a single page flyer of Olay coupons, so check through all your ads so you don’t miss that one if you have it. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or that 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Alexia $.55/1 frozen potatoes or onion rings (11/16). At Whole Foods through Tuesday, Alexia organic oven fries, $2.69. Use the $.75/1 Whole Foods coupon from this month’s Whole Deal or printable here and stack with this new $.55/1 manufacturer coupon to get them for $1.39.
  • Arm & Hammer $1/1 cat litter (12/31).
  • Ban $2/2 products ets (12/6).
  • EAS $2.50/1 powder (11/15). We’ll see if this has size restrictions — if not, get the little single packets at Target…
  • Fisher $1/1 recipe nut 10oz+ dnd (11/8).
  • Ghirardelli $1/2 brownie mix packages (1/31/15).
  • PeroxiClear $2/1 3oz+ (11/15) — and $3.00/1 12 oz+. We’ve seen a lot of drugstore and Target deals on this.
  • TruMoo $.55/1 gallon milk or 2 half gallons (11/30).
  • Fiora $.55/1 12 roll bath tissue or 6 roll paper towels (12/15). This goes on sale a lot at Centrella stores — and even at Jewel lately.
  • Jimmy Dean $.75/2 fresh sausage rolls dnd (11/2).
  • Johnson & Johnson $2/3 neosporin, neosporin eczema essentials, band-aid bandages, bengay, benadryl topical or band-aid first aid products excluding trial and travel, first aid kits, 10ct band-aid bandages and on-the-go first aid kits must buy 2 different products (11/30). Use when CVS does an ECB deal.
  • McCormick $1.75/2 spices or herbs (11/2).
  • Dial B2G1 free regular or for men body washes 11.75oz+ or bar soaps 6pk+ up to $4.49 (10/25). Maybe Target will do another gift card deal or personal care coupon to stack.
  • Dry Idea $2/2 antiperspirant or deodorant products (11/2).
  • Giovanni Rana $1/1 refrigerated pasta (12/31). Also $1.00/1 sauce. This sometimes goes on sale at Jewel.
  • Osteo Bi-Flex $3/1 30-60ct (11/3) and $5.00/1 70ct+. Use on BOGO sales at Jewel or CVS.
  • Soft Scrub $1/1 product 20oz+ (11/2).
  • Target Coupon $10 off $40+ purchase of the following henkel brand products; purex, dial, right guard, renuzit, 20 mule team borax, tone, dry idea (11/4)
  • Target Giftcard $10 giftcard with $40 purchase of the following brands; dove, suave, axe, st. ives, tresemme, nexxus, tni&guy, clear, motions, just for me, caress, lever 2000, degree, vaseline, pond’s, simple, q-tups, schick, edge, skintimate, poise, kotex, playtex, carefree, stayfree, o.b., depend, all, snuggle, kleenex, cottonelle, viva (10/19)

So, how many?

As always, this is how many I am buying. Your shopping patterns may differ from mine, because your family differs from mine, or you might play the drugstore games more heavily than I do, etc. :)

Probably four this week — there are a good number of coupons I’ll use. Yourself?

How many papers? Week of 9/28/14

The week of 9/28/14, we’re expecting three inserts: One SmartSource, one Red Plum, and one P&G. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or that 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Clorox $1/2 liquid bleach product (11/28)
  • Hershey’s $1.50/2 9-22oz reese’s, kit kat, hershey’s, york, almond joy, mounds, payday, jolly rancher, milk duds, whoppers or twizzlers snack size bags (10/18). The ECB deals at CVS are often on two bags, so it’s nice to finally see a coupon that doesn’t require you to buy three.
  • Ortega $.50/2 products (12/31). Since the $1.00/2 printable refuses to reset, lol, this is better than nothing!
  • Purina ONE $2/1 dry dog or cat food (11/8) TARGET COUPON. Hopefully they’ll run another gift card deal.
  • Clairol $5/2 hair color excludes age defy, balsam and textures & tones (10/12)
  • Crest $1.50/1 rinse 473ml+
  • Luvs $.50/1 diapers
  • Oral-B B1G1 free healthy clean or cavity defense manual toothbrush up to $1.24 (10/12)
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product and Pantene $5/3 products. Select Pantene is $2.88 at Ultra through Tuesday, and there’s the instant savings deal going at Meijer through Wed. (Chicago ads), and if you pick up papers on Saturday you can use with the beauty coupons in this past Sunday’s Target ad through Sat.
  • Tide $2/1 detergent excludes tide detergent 10oz, tide simply clean & fresh and tide pods
  • Advil $3/1 congestion relief, allergy & congestion relief, cold & sinus or allergy sinus product (10/6)
  • all $1/1 product ets (11/9)
  • Axe $2/1 daily fragrance or deodorant stick ets (10/26)
  • Clear $1.50/1 scalp & hair product ets (10/26)
  • Dove Buy body wash 22oz+, get free hair care product up to $5 ets (10/12). Will be good for ECB deals at CVS.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts $1.50/1 11oz+ coffee bag (10/26)
  • Hefty $1.25/1 tall kitchen trash bags (11/30)
  • Suave Professionals $1.50/1 shampoo or conditioner ets (10/26)
  • TRESemme $5/2 product excludes trial and 4.2oz hairspray (10/26)

So, how many?

Well, we have a TON of coupons for Target and drugstore deals this week, but pitifully few food coupons, so it depends what your game is. I’m pretty well stocked on HBA items, so may only get two. If you play the drugstore game more than I do or are building a stockpile, you may wish to invest in more.

How many papers? Week of 9/21/14

The week of 9/21/14, we’re expecting one insert: One SmartSource. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or that 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.
  • Places to pick up additional coupons.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Alka-Seltzer $2/1 product excludes 6ct (10/11). Very occasionally this goes $1.88 at Ultra Foods.
  • Clorox $1/1 clorox 2 product excluding pen (11/21). Maybe Menards will have another sale?
  • Speed Stick $1.50/1 gear antiperspirant/deodorant or body spray excludes 1.8 and .5oz (10/11).
  • Several Tom’s of Maine coupons.
  • Triaminic $2/1 product (11/1). Also a $4/1 with a one-week exp. date. I’ve seen Triaminic at Dollar Tree recently.
  • Tropicana $1/1 farmstand 46oz bottle (11/30). If you like Farmstand — my kids wouldn’t drink it!
  • Wet n Wild $1/1 product (10/4). If you don’t yet have enough free Wet n Wild…

So, how many?

Um… One? This insert bores me, but every family’s needs are different! Sorry this is so late — I’ll update when I pick up the early edition Tribune in the hopes that there are some surprises. :)

How many papers? Week of 9/14/14

The week of 9/14/14, we’re expecting two inserts: One Red Plum, and one SmartSource. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or that 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.
  • Places to pick up additional coupons.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Altoids $.50/1 tin 1.2-1.76oz dnd (12/14). I haven’t seen an Altoids newspaper coupon in… years?
  • Bayer $1/1 aspirin 20ct+ (10/26). Wait for a Walgreens sale to pick up the low dose super cheap.
  • Disney/Marvel $1/1 gummy vitamin item (10/29). Use at Target if you pick up papers on Saturday: Buy two Disney Princess 60 ct gummies at $4.29 each, use one $1.00 coupon from this week and one from the 8/3 RP (coupon says “limit 1,” so use the two different ones), and pay $6.58 with a $5 gift card back for a net cost of $1.58 for both.
  • Gain $1.50/2 detergents or fabric enhancers excludes flings, fireworks dish and trial (10/31). Use on the 20 ct dryer sheets at Dollar Tree to get two for $.50.
  • Gillette $3/1 men’s razor or disposable razor ets (10/31). And, Venus $3/1 refillable razor or disposable razor ets (10/31).
  • Mahatma/Water Maid $.50/1 rice (12/31).
  • Silk $1/1 half gallon (10/18).
  • Sparkle $1/1 6 roll+ package (10/14).
  • Arm & Hammer $2/2 liquid, powder or single dose laundry detergent (10/25). We very rarely get these in the Tribune, but they are often in the Sun-Times. Watch for tomorrow’s notes from the Tribune and Sunday’s notes from the Sun-Times for updates.
  • Colgate $2/1 enamel health or sensitive 4oz+ (9/27). There’s a Walgreens deal on these starting Sunday.
  • Herbal Essences Buy 1 shampoo, get 1 conditioner or styler product free ets up to $4.99 (9/28).
  • Huggies $1.50/1 diapers (10/11).
  • Johnsonville $1/2 italian sausage (10/31).
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment ets (10/31).
  • Rubbermaid $1/2 takealongs products dnd (1/25). If there aren’t size restrictions, they sell small packs of these at Dollar Tree.
  • Softsoap $.35/1 liquid hand soap pump 7.5oz+ (10/4). Goes on sale for $1.00 sometimes, and occasionally as low as $.88 at Ultra.

So, how many?

Hmm. There are very few food coupons, but some nice drugstore deal coupons. We’d use the Silk, but there’s also a $1.00/1 printable out which makes that less urgent. I might only do two, you?

How many papers? Week of 9/7/14

The week of 9/7/14, we’re expecting four inserts: Two Red Plum, and two SmartSource. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or that 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.
  • Places to pick up additional coupons.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Barilla $.55/2 blue box pasta (11/1) and Barilla $.75/1 pasta sauce jar (11/1).
  • Old El Paso $1/3 products excluding refrigerated, frozen or soup products (11/1). Several products are $1.00 at Meijer through Wed. (Thursday market stores).

tena

  • Tena $5/1 product (9/21). Now, I don’t know if there are size restrictions or if this one will be regional, but if you get your papers at Dollar Tree or Menards on Saturday and head right over to Target, this might be a money maker. I took this photo at the Lombard Target — prices may vary by store, but a lot of the Tena was tagged for a $5 gift card when you buy two through 9/6. A $5.00/1 coupon would make them free to begin with, plus the gift card back. I’ll report back tomorrow morning once I have papers in hand.
  • Aunt Jemima $1/2 frozen waffles, pancakes or french toast (10/31). These sometimes go as low as $.88 at Ultra Foods.
  • Starbucks $1.50/1 k-cup pack 10 or 16ct (10/7).
  • Quilted Northern $/1 ultra soft & strong 6 double roll+ (10/7). If you are going to Target on Saturday for the Tena deal, you can also do the Quilted Northern deal.
  • Garnier Fructis $2/1 shampoo, conditioner, treatment or styling product ets (10/4).

So, how many?

I’m probably getting four. You?

How many papers? Week of 8/31/14 — REVISED because I’m clearly insane

The week of 8/31/14, we’re expecting one insert: A P&G. See the full list at Coupon Previews. We are NOT expecting five — please excuse my earlier bout of lunacy where I was looking wishfully at 9/7.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. Sometimes our papers will not include one or more of the coupons listed, or that 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 DuPage Daily Herald, or the other smaller papers have the same inserts, they’re thinner. (Occasionally, the Sun-Times will contain a coupon not found in the Trib, but overall you’ll find many more in the Trib.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to buy the largest-circulation paper in your area.
  • In IL-Chicagoland, you can pick up the early edition of the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday morning for $1.00 at Menards or Dollar Tree.
  • Be sure to check to make sure that the inserts are in there before purchasing — since they are no longer in plastic bags, they’re falling out, not making it in, or getting swiped.
  • Check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook if you’re looking for different coupons or have some you want to trade.
  • Places to pick up additional coupons.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Clairol $3/1 natural instincts hair color. These go on sale and on clearance a lot, and a nice high value.
  • Dawn $.50/1 hand renewal, power clean, bleach alternative or oxi. Use on the little hand renewal bottles at CVS when they go $.99.
  • Gillette $3/1 men’s razor.
  • Pantene $5/3 products (9/14). Use on the $5 instant savings deal at Meijer.
  • Venus $3/1 razor excludes disposables. Use when the singles are on an ECB deal at CVS, although they’ve been getting more expensive.

So, how many?

I like to go with four on a P&G week, but hate the holiday weekends where there is just one insert, so might actually just do two. (Yes. One insert. Sorry again about earlier!)