How many papers? Week of 5/4/14

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The week of 5/4/14, we’re expecting: One Red Plum, two SmartSource. See the full list at Coupon Previews.

  • Use this as a general guide, because coupons and values vary regionally. This means that 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 it’s rare.) If you are outside Chicagoland, you will want to pick up the largest-circulation paper in your area.

So, what looks good to me?

  • Breyers/Klondike/Magnum/Popsicle/Fruttare/Good Humor $3/3 ice cream products excludes single serve sizes and popsicle 6-8ct packs (6/1)
  • Several Dove coupons, including Dove $1.50/1 hair care product excludes trial and M+C (6/1)
  • Fiora $1/1 bath tissue or paper towels (6/30)
  • Heinz $.25/1 tomato ketchup 20oz+ (6/15)
  • Land O’Frost $.75/1 bistro favorites lunchmeat (6/4)
  • Muller $1/4 yogurts dnd (6/15)
  • Purex $1/1 crystals laundry enhancer (5/31). CVS deal coming up 5/11!
  • Purina ONE $1/1 3,5lb+ cat food bag (8/4)
  • Rayovac $1/1 alkaline batteries (7/31)
  • Wet n Wild $1/1 product (5/17). More free cheapie makeup for your collection.
  • Bayer $1.50/1 aspirin product 20ct+ (7/31)
  • Nutella $1/1 13oz+ hazelnut spread jar (6/30)
  • Firefly $1/1 product (12/31). Look for toothbrushes at Dollar Tree.
  • Ken’s $1/1 16oz+ dressing (6/30). We used to see a lot more sales on this — I think we are due!
  • Mott’s $1/1 64oz bottle or 6pk 8oz bottles fruit punch rush, wild grape surge or strawberry boom (6/29). Note this is not for the real apple juice, alas, but this new stuff has been going on sale as low as $2.00.
  • Starbucks $2/1 via instant beverage 5ct+ (9/30). Again? lol

So how many?

I’m probably picking up four. You?

Not getting inserts in your paper? Or getting smaller inserts?

The Tribune is no longer including inserts in some papers, the further you get from the city — and sometimes people in Chicago and the southern burbs are also missing one or both inserts in both delivered and purchased papers. This decision is made by the inserts — they’ll decide not to distribute in certain ZIP codes, or only to distribute a certain number in given areas, so not all papers have them. If you’re in a smaller city or rural area, your inserts may also be smaller.

  1. If you’re looking for whole inserts, try Insert Insanity.
  2. For individual coupons, try their sister site, Wiz Clipz. Order by noon Eastern Time and they will ship the same day, seven days a week.  Order after noon Eastern Time, they will ship the following day.
  3. Klip2Save — No minimums, no fees, same day shipping, and coupons often available as early as the Wed. before they appear in the Sunday paper.
  4. Coupons & Things by Dede. Dede also has a loyalty program where you earn points for each order, and then can redeem those points towards $ off later orders. She ships fast.
  5. WeClipUSave — some cheaper than Dede, and often more stock. They also have whole inserts available.
  6. Also check out the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Group on Facebook!

These are also good places to check out if you just want a lot of a single coupon. It can be more cost effective than buying multiple papers.

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  1. Diane says

    I was just looking at the Walgreens ad and it says Senior Day is 20% off REGULAR-PRICE merchandise. Was it always like this? (For some reason I thought I got 20% off sale merchandise in the past.)

  2. Diane says

    Yes, it was 20% off sale merchandise in the past on Walgreen’s/Nice & 15% off all other regular & sale pricing.

  3. Nora says

    The discount was lower on clearance items, but I’m not sure of the exact difference. I just remember looking at my receipt once and seeing a different % off for different items. So, on some level, I guess I knew about this. LOL

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