How many papers? Week of 4/19/15

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The week of 4/19/15 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?

  • Apple & Eve $1.50/2 organic quenchers or fruitables 8pks (7/31)
  • Clairol $2/1 hair color excludes age defy and trial (5/31) — plus other Clairol hair color coupons.
  • Dole $1/2 fruit bowls all natural fruit in 100% juice, no sugar added fruit bowls, gels, fruit parfaits or fruit crisps (7/5)
  • Helper $.75/3 regular or ultimate (6/13). Use with the Hamburger Helper/ground beef rebate.
  • Huggies $2/1 little snugglers, little movers or overnites diapers (5/16)
  • Old El Paso $.60/3 products excluding refrigerated, frozen and soup products (6/13)
  • Oroweat $.55/1 sliced bread products dnd (7/31). In Illinois, this is Brownberry brand — so good for Dollar Trees that carry!
  • Sabra $1/1 hummus 10oz+ (6/30)
  • Speed Stick $2/1 gear antiperspirant/deodorant or body spray excluding 1.8 and .5oz (5/9)

So, how many

One insert, and a slowish week — I’m not too excited about these, how about you?

How many papers? Week of 4/12/15

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The week of 4/12/15 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?

  • Angel Soft $.45/1 bathroom tissue (5/12)
  • Crest $1/1 3d white toothpaste 3oz+ (5/31). If you get papers on Saturday, use these on the Crest 3D White Radiant Mint deal outlined in the Target midweek update here.
  • Florida Crystals $.75/1 natural cane, organic or demerara sugar product (6/30). At Ultra Foods through Tuesday, 2 lb Florida Crystals organic sugar, $2.99.
  • Heinz $.25/1 tomato ketchup 32oz+ (6/6).
  • Pampers $2/2 bags or 1 box diapers or pants ets (5/31).
  • Quilted Northern $.55/1 ultra soft & strong 6 double roll+ (5/12).
  • Rimmel London $1/1 eye product (6/8). Use for free liner and such if your Dollar Tree carries it.
  • Tide/Dreft/Gain/Downy/Bounce $3/2 tide pods, dreft blissfuls, gain flings, downy unstopables or fresh protect, bounce bursts or gain fireworks excludes tide pods 5ct, gain flings 5ct and trial (5/31).
  • Veev $4/1 750ml vitafrute cocktail bottle (5/31) and Veev $8/1 750ml spirit (5/31). Cash back rebates keep showing up for this on various apps!
  • Ajax $.25/1 dish liquid 25oz+ (5/2).
  • Bush’s $1/2 baked beans 28oz, grillin’ beans 21-22oz or sweet heat 22oz (5/9) and Bush’s $1/3 baked beans 16oz (5/9).
  • Cape Cod $1/1 8.5oz or smaller bag dnd (6/30).
  • French’s $.40/1 mustard (7/31).
  • Herbal Essences $2/2 shampoos, conditioners or styler ets (5/31).
  • Irish Spring $2/1 signature for men or gear bar soap (5/2) and Irish Spring $2/1 signature for men or gear body wash excludes 2.5oz trial (5/2).
  • Nature Valley $.75/1 protein crunchy granola (5/23). Combine with the $1.00 cash back offer on Checkout 51.
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product ets (5/31). Use on the hair gel gift card deal at Target if you get papers on Saturday.
  • Purina ONE $5/2 7lb+ dry cat food bags (5/12) TARGET COUPON.
  • Ritz $.75/2 crackers or toasted chips 6oz+ (5/24).

So, how many?

Well… yeah. Two or four, you tell me?

How many papers? Week of 3/29/15

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The week of 3/29/15 we’re expecting five inserts: Two SmartSource, two Red Plum, and a 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?

  • Bengay $2/1 product (4/26). If you pick up your papers on Saturday morning, through Saturday at CVS: Bengay, buy one get $2.50 ECB limit 1.
  • Splenda $2/1 sweetener packets 80ct+, sweetener granulated 9.7oz+ or any sugar blend products dnd (5/1)
  • Alexia $.75/1 frozen potatoes or onion rings (5/10). $1.99 at Fresh Thyme; $2.50 at Whole Foods.
  • Birds Eye $1/1 c&w vegetable variety (5/29)
  • Blue Diamond $1.50/2 6oz almonds cans (6/7). If you get your papers on Saturday morning, do the CVS deal (check to make sure rebates are still up).
  • Johnsonville $.75/1 breakfast sausage dnd (5/31)
  • LA Looks $.25/1 styling product 8oz or smaller excludes 3oz trial size (5/31). I’ve seen these at Dollar Tree.
  • Lime-A-Way $.75/1 product (5/15). They carry toilet bowl cleaners at some Dollar Trees.
  • Little Debbie $.95/1 snacks dnd (6/28)
  • Maxwell House $.50/1 coffee product (5/10)
  • Ore-Ida $1/2 frozen potato products 19oz+ (5/31)
  • Spice Islands $1/1 product dnd (4/26)
  • all $1/1 product ets (5/10)
  • Garnier coupons — We’ll probably get them this time since they’re not the good $2.00/1 shampoo. ;)
  • King’s Hawaiian $1/2 products excluding 4pk dinner rolls (5/31)
  • Osteo Bi-Flex $4/1 product (4/12). Good for when it’s BOGO at CVS and Jewel.
  • Bounty/Charmin $1 off 1 bounty AND 1 charmin product excludes single roll
  • Clairol $5/2 hair color boxes excludes age defy, balsam and texture & tones (4/12)
  • Covergirl $1.50/1 mascara, eye shadow or eye liner product
  • Crest/Oral-B $3/3 toothpastes 3oz+, rinses 237ml+, glide flosses 35m or glide floss picks 30ct+
  • Febreze $3/3 products
  • Gillette $3/1 razor
  • Old Spice $.75/1 product AND $2.00/2 products. The small deodorant sometimes goes $1.00 at Ultra Foods.
  • Pampers $3/2 bags or 1 box diapers or pants
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product AND Pantene $5/3 products must include shampoo and conditioner or styler excludes 6.7oz

So, how many?

It’s always good to get multiples on a P&G week, and five inserts is great. I was really hoping for a better and larger batch of food & baking coupons this close to Easter, though! I’m thinking four; how about you?

How many papers? Week of 3/22/15

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The week of 3/22/15 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?

  • Afrin $3/1 nasal spray (3/29)
  • Brut $1/1 classic fragrance or antiperspirant/deodorants excludes 2.25oz revolution deodorant (4/26)
  • Daisy $.50/1 cottage cheese (6/30)
  • Fisher $1/2 recipe nut items 10oz+ (5/17)
  • French’s $.75/1 french fried onions (4/30)
  • Grey Poupon $1/1 bottle or jar mustard 8oz+ (5/3)
  • Infusium 23 $2/1 shampoo, conditioner or leave in treatment (4/26)
  • Planters $1/2 nuts or peanut butter 6oz+ dnd (5/17)
  • Ritz $.75/2 fresh stacks 11.6oz+ (5/2)
  • Tide/Gain/Downy/Bounce/Dreft $2.50/2 tide pods, gain flings, downy unstopbales, downy fresh protect, bounce bursts, dreft blissfuls or gain fireworks excludes tide pods 5ct, gain flings 5ct and trial (4/30)
  • Welch’s $1/2 fruit snacks, fruit ‘n yogurt snacks or pb&j snacks 8ct+ excluding 80ct box (5/2)
  • Axe $3/1 hair styling product ets (3/21/16)
  • Barilla $.55/2 blue box pasta (5/17)
  • Clear $2/1 scalp & hair product ets (4/19)
  • Country Crock $1/1 spread product (4/19)
  • Dove $3/2 hair products ets (4/19) — Other Dove coupons, too.
  • Hefty $1/1 tall kitchen trash bags (5/31)
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! $1/1 product 15oz+ (4/19)
  • L’Oreal $3/1 paris butterfly intenza mascara (4/18). This will be a deal at CVS on Sunday.
  • Purex $1/2 liquid or ultrapacks detergent (4/4)
  • TRESemme $2/1 wash & care product ets (4/19)

So, how many?

Well, it’s better this week. I’m still waiting for the huge infusion of baking coupons for Easter. :) How many are you getting?

How many papers? Week of 3/15/15

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The week of 3/15/15 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?

  • Crest $1/1 3d white or pro-health toothpaste 3oz+ (4/30). CVS deal coming up Sunday.
  • Iams $3/1 dry cat food 10.8lbs+ (5/10) and Iams $4/1 dry dog food 12.5lbs+ (5/10)
  • Jimmy Dean $.75/1 fully cooked product dnd (4/26)
  • L’Oreal $4/2 advanced haircare shampoos or conditioners excludes 1.7oz (4/11). There have been deals galore on these.
  • McCormick $.75/1 spice, herb, extract or food color (4/19)
  • Chock Full O’Nuts $1/1 coffee package (4/30)
  • Clairol $3/1 hair color excludes age defy, balsam, textures & tones and trial (3/29)
  • Huggies $2/1 little snugglers, little movers or overnites diapers (4/11)
  • Nivea $3/2 lip care products .59oz tin, .17oz stick or 3oz tube (4/11)
  • O-Cedar $2/1 broom (6/30).  If we get this one, O’Cedar wide angle brooms are on sale for $2.00 at Ultra Foods through Tuesday, so free after coupon.
  • Olive Garden $.60/1 16oz dressing (6/30)
  • Oroweat $.55/1 sliced bread products dnd (6/15)
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product ets (4/30)
  • Pledge $1/1 furniture care product (4/18)
  • Wonderful $.50/1 pistachios product 4.5oz+ (5/15)

So, how many?

Depends on if you’re heavy into drugstore deals. There are very few good food coupons this week, but lots that will come in handy for playing the drugstore game.

How many papers? Week of 3/8/15

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The week of 3/8/15 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?

  • Bumble Bee $1/1 12oz can tuna excludes 7oz and smaller (4/30)
  • Clorox 2 $1/1 product excluding pen (5/8). Maybe Menards will put it on super sale again; also there have been Target deals in the past.
  • Colgate $1/1 total, optic white, enamel health, max fresh or sensitive toothpaste 3oz+ (3/21)
  • Cottonelle $.50/2 toilet paper 4pks or 1 9pk+ (4/18)
  • More Glade coupons to combine with all the Checkout 51 rebates this week.
  • Hormel $.50/1 natural choice deli sandwich meat (5/3)
  • Ken’s $.75/1 16oz+ dressing (4/30)
  • Nature Made $2/2 products (4/8)
  • Scott $.75/1 bath tissue 8+ rolls (4/5) AND Scott $.75/1 towels 6+ rolls (4/5)
  • Speed Stick B1G1 free gear deodorant or body spray up to $4.29 excluding 1.8 and .5oz (3/28)
  • Wonderful $.50/1 2lb+ halos (4/8)
  • Fiora $.55/1 12+ roll bath tissue or 6+ roll paper towels (4/15)
  • Giovanni Rana $1/1 refrigerated pasta (6/30)

So, how many?

Wow. Um, maybe two? How about you?

How many papers? Week of 3/1/15

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The week of 3/1/15 we’re expecting four inserts: One SmartSource, two Red Plum, and a 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?

  • Cheerios $.75/1 protein cereal (4/11)
  • Energizer $1/1 batteries or flashlight (3/28)
  • Helper $.50/1 regular or ultimate (4/25). If it’s really $.50/1 any — they go a buck all the time, sometimes as low as $.88 at Ultra.
  • McCafe $1/1 coffee item (4/11)
  • Wonderful $.50/1 5lb+ sweet scarletts (4/1). If you found or find the $2.99 5 lb Scarletts at Jewel.
  • Angel soft $.45/1 bathroom tissue (4/1)
  • Dry Idea $2/1 antiperspirant deodorant product (3/28)
  • got2b $2/1 styling item (4/4). This will be net $.99 at CVS after coupon + ECB on Sunday.
  • Right Guard $2/1 xtreme heat shield antiperspirant deodorant (3/28).
  • Always $3/1 discreet liner or pad product excludes 24-26ct liners
  • Cascade $1/1 actionpacs
  • Dawn $.50/1 hand renewal, power clean, bleach alternative or oxi. Will make hand renewal $.49 at CVS Sunday.
  • Gillette $2/1 fusion shave gel
  • Mr. Clean $1/1 liquid muscle or magic eraser
  • Olay $3/2 body washes or bars 4ct+
  • Pampers $1.50/1 diapers or pants
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product
  • Pantene $5/3 products excludes 6.7oz
  • Tampax $2/1 pearl or radiant tampon 16ct+
  • all $1/1 product ets (4/12)
  • all/Snuggle $2/2 products ets (4/12). We’ll have to see the wording on this — if it doesn’t exclude the smaller Snuggle sheets, you have a deal here.
  • Dole $1.25/2 frozen fruit products (5/3)
  • Garnier Fructis $2/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment ets (3/28) AND Garnier Fructis $2/1 style product ets (3/28). Last time we didn’t get this one in the Tribune, so hopefully we will this time.
  • Muller $1/2 greek 100 yogurts dnd (4/12) AND Muller $1/3 yogurts dnd (4/12). Some of the yogurts have been rollback $.88 at Walmart.
  • Tyson $.75/1 chicken nuggets (6/1)

So, how many?

A P&G week is always a good week to get multiples, especially if you do a lot of drugstore deals — and Fructis, got2b, Dry Idea will all be drugstore useful. The food coupons aren’t great overall, so invest more heavily if you play the drugstore game.

How many papers? Week of 2/22/15

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The week of 2/22/15 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?

  • Campbell’s $1/1 organic soup (4/4). This is $1.95 on the buy eight save $8 instantly deal at Meijer through Wed. (Thurs. market stores).
  • Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 3oz+ (3/7). $1.00 at Strack & Van Til through Wed., or always at Dollar Tree.
  • Colgate $2/1 optic white express white, optic white platinum or enamel health toothpaste 3oz+ (3/7).
  • Food Should Taste Good $.75/1 4oz+ tortilla chips, kettle chips, brown rice crackers or pita puffs (4/18).
  • Hershey’s $2/3 easter hershey’s kiss, reese’s, hershey’s miniatures, hershey’s eggs, cadbury, jolly rancher or whoppers bags 8oz+ (3/21).
  • Irish Spring $2/1 signature for men bar soap or gear bar soap (3/14) and Irish Spring $2/1 signature for men body wash or gear body wash excludes 2.5oz (3/14). For drugstore deals.
  • Pantene $2/1 styler or treatment product ets (3/31).
  • Schick $3/1 hydro 5 razor, refill or disposable pack (4/5).
  • Unilever Target Spend $20 on hair care products, get $5 Target gift card ets; tresemme, suave, nexxus, toni&guy, clear, dove, dove men+care or axe (3/7).
  • Xtra $1/1 144oz+ liquid detergent or 2 75oz or smaller liquid detergents, nice ‘n fluffy fabric softeners or sureshot laundry detergent paks (4/4). The smaller bottles will be $1.50 at CVS starting Sunday, so a buck each wyb two with coupon.

So, how many?

It’s another snoozer of a week, unless you are deep into the drugstore game. I’m maybe doing two, but as always, your family’s needs may differ.

How many papers? Week of 2/15/15

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The week of 2/15/15 we’re expecting one insert: 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?

  • Era $.50/1 detergent 25oz+ ets (3/31) and Tide/Era/Cheer/Downy/Bounce $1/2 tide simply clean & fresh detergent, era or cheer detergent 25oz+ or downy or bounce sheets excludes downy unstopables, downy single rinse and trial (3/31) Tide Simply and Era are both on sale at Pete’s Market for $2.50 through Tues. Tide Simply is $2.00 at Strack’s through Tuesday.
  • L’Oreal $2/1 advanced haircare shampoo or conditioner excludes 1.7oz (3/14). Always good for Target or CVS deals.
  • L’Oreal $5/2 preference or excellence haircolor products excludes preference mousse absolue (3/14). (And $2.00/1 coupons, too.) I’ve seen some of the Preference at Dollar Tree, and it’s been clearanced a lot at Jewel and Target.
  • Old Spice $1/1 2ct bar soap ets (3/31). I want to say this is around $2.00 at Dollar General?
  • Quilted Northern $.55/1 ultra soft & strong bath tissue 6 roll+ (3/15).
  • Tide/Gain/Downy/Bounce $2.50/2 tide pods, gain flings, downy unstopables, bounce bursts or gain fireworks excludes pods 5ct, flings 5ct and trial (3/31).

So, how many?

Um. One? For my purposes at least, there’s really not a lot in here. There are some OK coupons if you play the drugstore game a lot or need the L’Oreal, but very few coupons and nothing outstanding. I’ll post an update in tomorrow’s Notes from the Chicago Tribune if there are any surprises.