Wednesday, September 7, 2011

9/7 Coupon Matchups: Market Place, Sureway, Food Giant

Sales begin Wednesday, September 7th and end Tuesday, September 13th!

Sureway & Food Giant Matchups
It is 5:20 AM and the Food Giant and Sureway online ads have not been updated for this sale week.  I'll try to get a paper copy and update the Coupon Matchup as soon as possible!  Check back later in the day!
Market Place Matchups
  • Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup or Tomato Soup 2/$1 - Campbell's Kitchen (if available) Save $1.00 on any five, you'll need to print both the Condensed Soup and the Cooking Soup coupons; get 5 cans for 30-cents each!
  • Bunny Bread $1.38 - Save $0.25/1 (7/31 SS); this coupon is double-able, pay 88-cents!
  • Era Liquid 2/$5 - Save $0.50/1 (8/14 RP); this coupon is double-able, pay $1.50 a bottle!
  • Dial 2 bar Soap $1 - Dial $0.35 (9/3:77477) this coupon is double-able, pay 30-cents each!
  • El Monterey Taquitos $6.17 - Save $0.75/1 (8/14 RP)
  • Domino Sugar $1.98 - Save $0.50/1 (8/28 RP) or Save $0.50/1 (September All You Magazine, p. 109); this coupon is double-able, pay 98-cents a bag!
  • Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes 2/$5 - Save $1/3 (8/21 SS)
  • Suddenly Salad 4/$5 - Betty Crocker website (if available) Save $0.50/2
  • Bounty Basic Towels $5.75 - Save $0.25/1 (8/28 P&G)
  • Clorox Wipes $3.98 - Save $0.25/1 (8/21 SS)
  • Huggies Baby Wipes 2/$5 - Save $0.40/1 (8/14 SS, expires 9/10)
  • Glad Zipper Storage or Freezer Bags 2/$3 - Save $1/2 (8/21 SS)
It's a pretty good week to save at Market Place!

9/6 Hot Coupon Topics

A few interesting reads from the coupon-osphere....

  • Wild For Wags - Got your coupons ready?  Be sure to print these before 9/11 because these products will be on sale for 99-cents at Walgreens!  Only 49-cents a bag!  Yum!                            Chex Mix $0.50 (9/1:77477)  and Bugles $0.50 (9/1:77477)   Since the coupons won't double at Walgreens, consider Price Matching at Walmart where you're going to find more instock.  This sale is probably for the smallish bags, so keep an eye on prices at the grocery in case you can get a better deal on the bigger bags with a double coupon!  Plus, I saw bags of Buggles for 99-cents at Save-a-Lot this weekend, so you may not need to wait until Sunday. 
  • Wild for Wags - Here are a couple good scenarios for FREE or super INEXPENSIVE Vick's Vapo Drops which you can find in the checkout lines.  I'd call this one a "use it before you lose it" deal.  This isn't a weekly sale deal so you don't have to run out and get it right away.  With the colder weather, you might need to buy Vapo rub or cough medicine and could put the coupons to better use!  But, if you still have them close to the expiration date (9/30) and don't want to lose them, this is a good deal to snag!
  • My Litter - some shoppers are finding Monopoly on clearance for $5 at Walmart.  Unfortunately, if you haven't already printed the $4 off coupon, it has disappeared already!  There's still one for the Electronic Monopoly (Hasbro Monopoly, Electronic $5.00 (9/5:77477) ) in case you find it on clearance, too!  Our Walmart has a clearance section in Lawn & Garden.
  • Coupons, Deals, and More - Extreme Couponing Reality.  Well, all I can say is, I am a fan of TLC's Extreme Couponing.  If my cousin hadn't caught the show and filled me in, I wouldn't be hosting a coupon blog right now.  I wouldn't have known that stores actually have a "coupon policy" and that you can stack store coupons and manufacturer's coupons (at some places).  The downside for long-time coupon users is that now stores are cracking down on coupon fraud.  Bottom line.  Couponers had been abusing the coupon system for years (not just since EC premiered earlier this year).  Couponers can continue to blame the "newbies" for all of the policy changes taking place, but the changes are a direct result of years of misuse by long-time couponers.  To all of you "newbie" couponers, keep your chin up and your binder full, and don't be a shelf clearer!  No one likes a shelf clearer!
  • Wild for CVS - Snack Packs are 10 for $10 at CVS this week and there is a 50-cent off 2 coupon in the September issue of All You magazine.  Normally I'd use a 50-cent coupon at the grocery store because it would double to a buck, but this coupon will not double.  You can also price match the CVS ad at Walmart!
  • Loyal Couponer - Creating Your Stockpile.  I just love to see pictures of people's stockpiles!  Someday I hope to share pics of my goodies with everyone.  But, for now it's not presentable enough to share!
  • MoJo Savings - inexpensive Softsoap Bodywash next week at CVS after coupon and earned ECB!
  • Subway - Featured $5 Footlong Sub of the Month: Turkey Breast & Black Forrest Ham.
  • Grocery Shop For Free - No More Kroger Doubles in Dallas.  Eeek!  I hope that trend doesn't make it's way all the way across the country to us!  You'd almost have to start shopping exclusively at Walmart if the grocery stores stopped doubling coupons!
  • Money Saving Madness - Can you save BIG with printable coupons?  Survey says....yes, yes you can.  Printable coupons are my favorite coupons!

I Welcome New Couponers, What About You?

If you're like me, you have your DVR set and ready to record TLC's Extreme Couponing.  And you'll be happy to know there will be an episode next Monday night (9/12)!  But, with the premiere of the show, we all know more and more people will be drawn to couponing.  I say, welcome the newcomers with open arms!

If you are a new couponer, just starting out, here are 10 things you need to know:
  1. Don't go out Sunday and buy a ton of newspapers.  If you buy 10 papers at $2.50 each, you need to use at least $22.50 in coupons in order to make your money back.  I have a family of four and I buy 1-2 papers a week.  I subscribe by mail to the Sunday edition of the Owensboro Messenger Inquirer so I don't have to use gas to go out and get it.  You can't save money if you're spending all your money to buy newspapers.  Plus, the other folks who got to the store after you cleaned out the paper rack will have nothing nice to say about you.  Karma, people, karma.  Leave some newspapers for the next guy.  Believe it or not, some folks actually get the paper for the articles!
  2. Do beware of Expiration Dates!  Another great reason to only purchase the minimum number of papers each week is simple: coupons expire.  And with the increase in coupon use, it is increasingly difficult to find items in stock.  There is a really good chance that you are going to find an empty shelf and the item won't be restocked before your coupon expires.  Even if you get a rain check, there is no guarantee that the item will be instock again before your coupon expires.
  3. Do keep an eye on the Sunday Coupon Preview so you'll know if there are going to be any coupons you want in the Sunday paper.  But!  Keep in mind that coupons on the preview list may not be in your local Sunday paper.  Coupons vary by region and the really great coupons may not be available here in Hopkins County.  It's a sad reality that we live in what I like to call the coupon dead zone.
  4. Do subscribe to the daily emails of your favorite coupon websites and blogs.  Almost every coupon website or blog I have stumbled across offers a daily email.  You can subscribe to the Hopkins County Couponer's daily email from the home page!
  5. Don't think you have to buy ten tubes of toothpaste this week!  A tube of toothpaste will last the average person about 1-2 months.  As long as there is a P&G insert, there will be sales for cheap toothpaste.  I haven't gotten a P&G insert this year without a Crest coupon in it.
  6. Don't be brand loyal.  You really can't be brand loyal when you coupon.  If you want to get the best deals on Health & Beauty and Household items, you really need to buy what is on sale.
  7. Don't buy things just because you have a coupon and it's on sale!  Here's the imaginary scenario:  "Cheesey Cheese Bites are on sale for $1.25 this week and I have a coupon for $1 off making them only a quarter each.  I've never heard of Cheesey Cheese Bites and I don't like cheese."  Just tell me, why would you buy a product that you don't like?  Don't buy it if you aren't going to use it and you can't donate it! 
  8. Do buy items to donate!  If you haven't read it before, I'll post it again.  I believe that Couponer's CAN make a difference, one donation at a time.  No one in my house eats tuna, but I printed out every Starkist coupon I could get because I could use it for free tuna at Kroger earlier this year.  I'm going to make it part of my donation to the school food drive this fall.  Donating is a great thing!
  9. Don't clear the shelf!  Ok, if there are two tubes of toothpaste and you have two coupons, by all means take both tubes.  But, if it is 8 AM on Sunday morning, you have ten coupons, and there are only ten tubes of toothpaste available, don't clear the shelf!  Seriously, that toothpaste will be on sale again. 
  10. Do adopt a military family overseas and send them your expired coupons!  Check out CouponsToTroops on Facebook for more details.  It costs $12.95 to send a big, flat rate box to APO (military) addresses, so get together with a few coupon friends and send over your expired coupons. 

Get FREE Purex at Noon

Be sure you're near your computer at Noon today (Wednesday, September 7th) for a chance to score a FREE Purex Complete with Zout! 

This promotion is only available to the first 400 submissions so it's going to be extremely hard to get it! 

But, if you're up for a challenge, find the promotion here.

Remember, the promotion begins at NOON!

Dollar General $5 off $25 on Saturday, 9/10

If you're shopping at Dollar General this week be sure to take a close look at your receipt for a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon!

Or get a printable coupon on the Dollar General website!

The coupon is vaild only on Saturday, 9/10.

Printables: Smart Balance Milk, Canyon Bakehouse

Click to Print! Smart Balance Milk $0.75 (9/6:77477)

Click to Print! Canyon Bakehouse $1.00 (9/6:77477)