Coupon Mom: Halloween candy deals

In time for Halloween, treat yourself to candy

If you haven’t bought Halloween candy yet, you’re in good shape with this week’s sales and coupons. When you combine various coupons and promotions, you’ll be able to buy name-brand bags of candy as low as $1.38 per bag, which is a savings of more than 50 percent.

Target: Find 10.5- to 11-ounce bags of fun size Kit Kat, Reese’s, Snickers and selected varieties of candy bars on sale for $2.49 per bag. Use the $1-off-three coupon from the Oct. 16 or Sept. 25 SmartSource circulars to pay $2.16 per bag.

Walgreens: find an in-ad coupon to get Hershey’s, Reese’s, Mars or Nestlé fun size candy (10- to 12.5-ounce bags) on sale for $1.99. You can combine that store coupon with the $1-off-three SmartSource coupons on the Hershey’s and Reese’s varieties to pay $1.66 per bag, or use the $1-off-two Nestlé coupon from the Oct. 16 RedPlum circular to pay $1.49 per bag at Walgreens.

Rite Aid: The drugstore also has fun size bags of Nestlé and Hershey’s candy bars on sale for $2.50, so the same newspaper coupons will bring your price for Nestlé bags down to $2 each, and $2.17 for the Hershey’s varieties.

CVS: Combine the store’s $2.50 sale price on Mars, Wrigley’s or Hershey’s 9.34- to 12-ounce candy bags with a $3 Extra Bucks reward on four bags. Even though the coupons are for three bags, you will want to buy four bags to take advantage of the $3 Extra Bucks reward. You can use the $1 off three Hershey’s coupon to buy four bags, bringing your cost down to $2.25 per bag at the register. You’ll get the $3 Extra Bucks reward, so your net cost will be $1.50 per bag for Hershey’s snack-size bars. Or, from the Sept. 25 or Oct. 9 RedPlum circulars, you can use the coupon for $1.50 off three bags of Mars varieties to buy four bags, paying $2.13 per bag at the register. After the $3 Extra Bucks reward on four bags, your net cost will be $1.38 per bag of Mars candy.

Extra diaper savings

Diapers, training pants: CVS Supreme Diapers or Training Pants jumbo pack are on sale for $6.99 each. You will get a $2 Extra Bucks reward at the register, so your net cost will be $4.99 per package (limit one reward).

Save on soup, other staples to donate

CVS: This is the time of year to stock up on bargain-priced canned items, and to donate a few extra bargains to local food drives. CVS has Progresso soup (18.5- to 19-ounce cans) on sale for $1.25 each. Use the coupon for $1 off four from the Sept. 11 or Oct. 2 General Mills circular to pay 75 cents per can. You will get a $1 Extra Bucks reward, so your net cost will be 50 cents per can. (Limit one reward.)

Rite Aid: The drugstore has Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (7.25-ounce boxes) and Bumble Bee chunk light tuna (5-ounce cans) on sale buy one, get one free. Not only will you pay half price, but you also can get a $4 Single Check Rebate when you buy $20 worth of qualifying Kraft, Nabisco or Cadbury purchases, like the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. You’ll be able to get $40 worth of Kraft dinners for $16 with the rebate. Check your store for actual prices. Also, both Target and CVS have Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on sale for $1 per box.

Read the full Coupon Mom column in the Deal Spotter section of the AJC on Thursdays. Visit the Coupon Mom website for more great deals.

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4 comments Add your comment

say what?

October 28th, 2011
7:01 am

Well thanks for adding sales information for items other than candy. These are great items to pick up and place in a church food ministry pantry.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

999

October 28th, 2011
8:17 am

Those are good deals. Is the candy used?

Hmmm

October 28th, 2011
8:27 am

999 – I’ve got a used lollipop you can suck on.

Stacey

October 28th, 2011
10:58 am

Publix also has BOGO Free on a variety of “Fun Size” chocolate bars.