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!)

How many papers? Week of 8/24/14

The week of 8/24/14, we’re expecting two inserts: 1 SmartSource and 1 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 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?

  • Colgate $1/1 enamel health, total, optic white, max fresh or sensitive toothpaste 3.4oz+ (9/6).
  • Dreyer’s $1/2 slow churned light ice cream or grand ice cream products 1.5qt+ (10/5). In our area, this should be Edy’s.
  • Franks $.35/1 redhot sauce (10/31). Little bottles are cheap at Dollar General.
  • Planters $1/2 nuts or peanut butter dnd (10/15).
  • popchips $.55/1 3-4oz bag dnd (10/15).
  • Purina $5/2 11lb+ dry dog food, 24ct fancy feast wet cat food, 35lb tidy cats cat litter, 6lb_ dry cat food or 25oz+ beggin strips dog treats (10/4) TARGET COUPON. Always good to stack when they do gift card deals.
  • Clear $1.50/1 scalp & hair product ets (9/21).
  • Sara Lee $.75/1 frozen sweet goods excluding pies (10/12).
  • TRESemme $2/1 shampoo or conditioner ets (9/21) and TRESemme $2/1 styling product excludes trial and 4.2oz hairspray (9/21). Always good for drugstore deals.

So, how many?

Zzzzzz. Two? But again, everyone’s needs are different, so see if there are coupons you might use that I wouldn’t need.

How many papers? Week of 8/17/14

The week of 8/17/14, we’re expecting two inserts: 1 SmartSource and 1 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 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?

  • Heinz $.25/1 tomato ketchup 32oz+ (10/31). Not a good value, but we don’t get them a lot…
  • Superpretzel $1/1 soft pretzel item excludes 7-9oz stand up bags (9/25). Also on Checkout 51 this week.
  • L’Oreal $2/1 advanced hairstyle product excludes 1.7oz (9/13). Maybe Target will have another deal.
  • Blue Diamond $1.50/2 4oz+ almonds bags (10/17). I have seen these as low as $2 at Caputo’s.
  • Blue Diamond $1/1 32oz+ chilled or shelf stable almondmilk (10/17)
  • Jennie-O $.75/1 lean ground turkey (10/13)
  • Kraft $.75/1 mayo or miracle whip dressing 22oz+ (9/20)
  • La Victoria $1/2 salsa items 12oz+ (10/13)
  • Maruchan $.50/1 yakisoba product (10/15)
  • Nutella $1/1 13oz+ hazelnut spread jar (10/15)
  • Starbucks $2/1 via instant beverage 5ct+ (9/30)

So, how many?

zzzz I’d tell you but I fell asleep typing this… lol, no, it’s not THAT bad, but small. I’ve heard rumors that there are regional school supplies coupons as well, but they’ll be regional — I’ll report on Saturday in Notes From the Tribune whether we got them here.

How many papers? Week of 8/10/14

The week of 8/10/14, we’re expecting two inserts: 1 SmartSource and 1 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 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?

  • Gain $1/1 detergent or fabric enhancer excludes flings and trial (9/30). My Dollar Tree often carries 20 ct Gain dryer sheets, so this coupon will make those free!
  • Hefty $1.50/2 slider bags 12ct+ (11/30). Usually this is $1.00/2, so good on them.
  • Horizon $.75/2  mac & cheese, snack crackers, grahams or sandwich crackers (9/30). The mac & cheese goes on sale as low as $1.00 sometimes.
  • Land O’Frost $.75/1 bistro favorites lunchmeat (9/10). These are small packs but better quality than their “premium” lunch meat etc.
  • Rimmel London $1/1 eye product (9/30). Look at Dollar Tree — some carry Rimmel liner off and on.
  • thinkThin $.50/1 bar (10/10). These go on sale for $1.00.
  • AuntieAnne’s Buy any pretzel, get a free signature pretzel (9/30). Yum.
  • Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 3.4oz+ (8/23). Use at Dollar Tree or when the paste is $.88 at Ultra Foods.
  • Honey Bunches of Oats $1/2 cereal or granola 11oz+ (9/21).
  • Hormel $1.50/3 compleats microwave meals (10/6). Use on this Target deal if you get papers Saturday.
  • Infusium 23 $2/1 shampoo, conditioner or leave-in treatment excludes 1.7oz (9/10)
  • Ken’s $1/1 16oz+ dressing (9/30).
  • Nabisco $.75/2 cookie or cracker products 6.5oz+ (9/20). Low value, but at least it’s something.
  • Snack Pack $.45/3 pudding or gel 4pks (9/21). On sale at Target and more.
  • Ziploc $1/2 bags (10/5). Use at Meijer through 8/10 before the overlapping Catalinas expire.

So, how many?

Hmm. I might just get two, not sure. There are some decent coupons but nothing outstanding and not a huge quantity. You?

How many papers? Week of 8/3/14

The week of 8/3/14, we’re expecting three inserts: 1 SmartSource and 2 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 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?

  • Betty Crocker $.50/2 fruit by the foot, fruit gushers or fruit roll-ups fruit flavored snacks (9/27). Use at the Ultra Foods instant savings sale through Tuesday.
  • BIC $1/2 stationery products (9/15). It’s about time this one showed up!
  • Cheerios $1/1 protein cereal (9/13).
  • Five Star $1/2 products (9/30) plus other Five Star coupons.
  • Nature Valley $.50/1 granola bars 5ct+, soft-baked oatmeal squares or breakfast biscuits (9/27). Ditto on Ultra.
  • Old El Paso $1/3 products excluding refrigerated, frozen, salsa, dips or soup products (9/27).
  • Skippy $.75/2 peanut butter or spread products (9/29).
  • Angel Soft $.45/1 bath tissue (9/1).
  • Balance Bar $1/2 singles (10/31).
  • Brawny $.55/1 paper towels (9/3).
  • Disney/Marvel $1/1 gummy vitamin item (9/18). Plus coupons for all of these: If you get papers Saturday, at CVS through Saturday: All Sundown naturals, Disney gummies, Ester-C, Nature’s Bounty, Osteo Bi-Flex (excludes edge), BOGO + get a $2.00 coupon from the magic machine.
  • Muller $1/4 yogurts dnd (9/14).
  • Silk $1.25/1 protein+fiber or almondcoconut blend half gallon (9/13) and Silk $1/1 half gallon (9/13)
  • Sparkle $1/1 6 roll+ paper towels package (9/3).
  • Del Monte $1/2 fruit burst squeezers 4pk or fruit cup snacks 4pk (10/26).
  • got2b $2/1 styling item (9/14).
  • Jimmy Dean $.55/1 product excluding pancakes & sausage dnd (8/31).
  • Purex $1/1 liquid or ultra packs detergents (8/10).
  • Rayovac $1/1 alkaline battery pack (9/30).
  • Right Guard $1.50/1 total defense 5 or xtreme product (8/31).
  • Soft Scrub $1/1 product 20oz+ (8/31).

So, how many?

I hope we do get Skippy — it’s been forever. At least four papers this week for me!

How many papers? Week of 7/27/14

The week of 7/27/14, we’re expecting FIVE inserts: 2 SmartSource, 2 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 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?

  • Johnson & Johnson $2/3 neosporin, band-aid adhesive bandages, benadryl topical, bengay or red cross products excludes trial, first aid kits, band-aid 10ct and on-the-go first aid kits MUST BUY 2 BRANDS (9/30). CVS is always having ECB deals on these.
  • Purell $1/1 8oz+ advanced hand sanitizer bottle (9/21). If you can’t get the $2.00 printable, stack this one with the $1.00/1 Target printable or $1.00/1 in the Walgreens August booklet for cheap sanitizer.
  • Tropicana $1/1 farmstand 46oz bottle excludes pure premium and trop50 (9/21)
  • AXE Buy 1 16oz shower gel, get 1 12oz shampoo free ets up to $5.99 (8/10) and AXE Buy 1 bodyspray, get 1 anti-perspirant deodorant stick free ets up to $5.99 (8/10)
  • Ragu $.60/2 products (8/24). Good deal coming up at CVS on Sunday.
  • Simple Buy 1 cleanser or moisturizer, get 1 facial wipes free ets up to $6.99 (8/10). Save for a deal at CVS or Target.
  • Tide/Downy/Bounce $5/3 tide or tide boost, downy, downy unstopables and bounce bursts excludes downy single rinse, tide simply clean & fresh, tide detergent 10oz and tide pods (8/10).
  • Tide $2/1 detergent excludes simply fresh & clean, pods and detergent 10oz
  • Tampax $2/1 pearl or radiant tampon 16ct+
  • Pantene $3/2 products
  • Herbal Essences $3/2 shampoo, conditioner or styling products
  • Febreze B1G1 free product (8/10)
  • BIC $3/1 disposable razor ets (8/23). These go on sale for $3 at Ultra sometimes.
  • Frigo $.50/1 cheese heads 8ct+ (9/6)
  • Post $1/2 kids’ cereals & treats (9/7) AND Post $1/2 products (9/7)
  • Softsoap $.35/1 liquid hand soap pump 7.5oz+ (8/16)
  • Speed Stick B1G1 free gear antiperspirant/deodorant or body spray up to $4.29 excludes 1.8 and .5oz (8/16)
  • Hefty $1/1 tall kitchen trash bags (9/30)
  • Hillshire Farm $.55/1 smoked sausage links or american craft handcrafted sausage links (9/7)
  • Purina Tidy Cats $1/1 cat litter (10/27)
  • Tide/Downy/Bounce $1/2 laundry care items ets TARGET coupon — plus other Target P&G coupons to stack.

So, how many?

Well, there are a lot of coupons here, especially for drugstore deals — and five inserts is nice. I’m getting at least four papers; I’d like to see more food coupons to justify more, though.

How many papers? Week of 7/13/14

The week of 7/13/14, we’re expecting one SmartSource and 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 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?

  • Arm & Hammer $2/2 liquid, power or single use laundry detergents (8/23). We usually only get A&H laundry coupons in the Sun-Times, though, for whatever reason.
  • Energizer $1/1 batteries or flashlight (8/9). Apparently there are new rebate peelies out, so watch for those.
  • Huggies $2/1 little snugglers, little movers or overnites diapers (8/9). Huggies are on the gas card deal at CVS starting Sunday.
  • Pompeian $1/1 olive oil or olivextra 15oz+ dnd (8/15). This often goes on sale at Meijer.
  • Scott $.75/6+ towels rolls (8/9) and Scott $.75/8+ bath tissue rolls (8/9)
  • Ziploc $1/2 bags (8/23). Use with the special Ibotta rebate for Walmart if you couldn’t get the printable.
  • Angel Soft $.50/1 facial tissue item (8/13)
  • Classico $1/3 pasta sauces (8/24)
  • Crest $1/1 rinse 327ml+ ets (8/31). Always useful for drugstore deals.
  • Gillette $3/1 male disposable razor (8/31)
  • Snickers/Twix/M&Ms/Milky Way/Dovebar $1/1 ice cream multipacks 3-6ct dnd (8/24)
  • Venus/Daisy $3/1 disposable razor (8/31)

So, how many?

Eh. There are VERY few food coupons in these, so if you’re as loaded up on drugstore deals as I am right now… The Huggies coupon will be very nice if you’re planning on running the CVS deal or pick up papers on Saturday to do this week’s Target diapers deal.

How Many Papers? Week of 7/6/14

The week of 7/6/14, we’re expecting: One P&G, cause they don’t care if it’s a holiday weekend. 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?

  • Always $1/1 pads or pantiliners 30ct+ AND Always $2/1 radiant or infinity pads.
  • Covergirl $4/2 lip products excludes outlast lipcolor.
  • Crest/Oral-B $2/3 crest toothpastes 3oz+, crest rinses 237ml+, oral-b glide flosses 35m or glide floss picks 30ct+.
  • Five Star $1/2 product (7/30). Maybe Target will put the 2 pocket folders on sale again this year!
  • Head & Shoulders $5/2 full size products excludes 200ml, 6.8oz, 1.7oz and treatments (7/20).
  • Olay $3/2 body washes, bar soaps 4ct+ or in-shower body lotions.
  • Old Spice $2/2 products. Use on the Target gift card deal, or basic deodorant is on sale for $2 at Jewel.
  • Pampers $2/1 splashers swim pants AND Pampers $3/2 bags or 1 diapers or pants.
  • Pantene $3/2 products AND Pantene $5/3 products (7/20). Ultra occasionally puts Pantene as low as $1.88.
  • Secret $4/3 outlast, destinations or scent expressions deodorants and body sprays excludes .5oz. Some Secret is $2.00 at Jewel this week but I don’t know if it is these “flavors.”
  • Tide B1G1 free oxi up to $12.99 (7/20).

So, how many?

Well, hmm. I usually like to get four on a P&G week, but I hate doing that when there are no other inserts and no food coupons. Still dithering, lol.

How many papers? Week of 6/29/14

The week of 6/29/14, we’re expecting: One SmartSource and 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 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?

  • Angel Soft/Fabuloso/Palmolive/Suavitel $5 off $25 purchase of angel soft bath tissue, fabuloso cleaners, palmolive liquid dish soap or suavitel fabric softener TARGET COUPON (7/18).
  • Brawny $2/2 paper towels packs (7/29).
  • Land O’Frost $.75/1 premium, bistro favorites or canadian bacon (7/29).
  • L’Oreal $2/1 advanced haircare shampoo, conditioner or treatment excludes 1.7oz (7/26). These have been making for Target deals all the time.
  • Rolaids B1G1 free 72ct tablet bottle up to $5.50 (9/2).
  • Weber $1/1 seasoning bottle or 2 marinades (8/15)
  • Wet n Wild $1/1 product (7/12). More free cheap makeup!
  • Wisk $1/1 item (8/3)
  • Clear Care $1.50/1 solution 12oz+ (*/23). Drugstore deals.
  • Dreyer’s $1/2 slow churned light ice cream or grand ice cream products 1.5qt+ (8/3). By us this should be Edy’s.
  • Planters $1/2 nuts or peanut butter 6oz+ dnd (8/31). Use on the instant savings Kraft deal at Jewel for $1.49 peanuts.
  • Popchips $.55/1 3-4oz bag dnd (8/31)

So how many?

Hmm. Four?