Last minute candy coupons:
Walgreens: Walgreens has Halloween candy deals, such as Hershey’s fun, miniature or snack-size candy bags (15.92- to 24.44-ounce sizes) at buy one, get one half off. Regularly $5.99, two bags would cost you $9. Use two of the $1 coupons from the Oct. 14 SmartSource circular on 22-ounce bags or larger to pay $7 at the register. You also will get 1,000 points in your Balance Rewards account, which is the equivalent of $1. Your net cost would be $3 per bag, or 50 percent off. Walgreens also has smaller bags of Hershey’s, Mars or Nestlé fun or snack-size candy bags (9.7- to 12.5-ounce sizes) on sale for $2.49. Use the Mars coupons found in the Oct. 7 and Sept. 16 RedPlum circulars for $1.50 off three, along with the 50-cent store coupon found in Walgreens Savings Booklet in stores to pay $1.49 per bag.
Rite Aid: Rite Aid has a promotion that gives you a $5 +UP Rewards coupon when you spend $15 or more on participating brands of Halloween candy. Use the Hershey’s or Mars coupons to save more on top of sale prices.
Publix: If you’re buying your Halloween candy at Publix, look for the coupon in the Breakfast Favorites Publix coupon circular to get a free Publix reusable bag when you spend $9.99 or more on Mars candy (1.14-ounce to 42-ounce sizes). Combine that coupon with Mars coupons found in the Oct. 7 RedPlum, Sept. 16 RedPlum and the Aug. 26 RedPlum circulars.
Pepsi: Pepsi product 12-pack cans are on sale for $3.64 each when you buy three. Use the in-ad coupon from the Walgreens circular that gives you a free 12-pack of Mountain Dew when you buy three Pepsi product 12-packs to pay an average of $2.73 per 12-pack.
Nice water: Nice Purified water (16.9-ounce 24-pack) is on sale for $2.49, or about 10 cents per bottle. Limit three.
Hamburger Helper: Hamburger Helper (5.8 ounce) is on sale for 99 cents. When you buy five boxes, you will get 1,000 Balance Rewards points worth $1. Use two of the coupons for 75 cents off three boxes from the Oct. 7 General Mills coupon circular or the Sept. 9 SmartSource circular to get six boxes for 75 cents each at the register. Your net cost after the Balance Rewards points savings would be 58 cents per box.
Scott paper products: Shop Your Way Rewards members get a $5 coupon for your next order when you spend $15 or more on participating Scott products, which includes Scott bath tissue (eight rolls), extra-soft bath tissue (12 big rolls) or paper towels (six mega rolls). On sale for $5.49 each, your net cost after factoring in the $5 coupon would be $3.82 each.
Jergens lotion: Shop Your Way Rewards members get a $5 coupon off your next order when you spend $20 or more on participating items, as well as $5 in bonus points on the same items. Jergens lotions (16.8- to 21-ounce sizes) are included, and are on sale for $5 each. If you buy four bottles of Jergens lotion, you’ll hit the $20 spending goal for the two promotions. Use four of the $2 Jergens coupons from the Oct. 7 SmartSource circular to pay $12 at the register. Your net cost after the $5 coupon and $5 in bonus points would be $2 for the four bottles, or only 50 cents a bottle.
A&W, 7-Up, Capri Sun, Kool Aid: Kmart also has A&W and 7-Up 12-pack cans on sale for $3 each. Two-liter bottles are $1 each. Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers (10 packs) are $1.99 each with the in-ad Member Coupon.
Hillshire Farms sausage: Look for the Breakfast Favorites coupon circular in Publix store racks to get valuable store coupons. You can combine Publix store coupons with manufacturers coupons from the Sunday AJC circulars to really save. For example, the Publix circular has a $1-off-two coupon for Hillshire Farm rope or link sausage (13- to 14-ounce sizes). You can find a coupon for 75 cents off two for the same items in the Oct. 14 RedPlum circular to save $1.75 off two.
Vitaminwater, Smartwater: Publix has Vitaminwater, Vitaminwater Zero (20 ounce) or Smartwater (1 liter) on sale for $1 each. Find a coupon in the Breakfast Favorites coupon circular that gives you $2 off when you buy 10 bottles for a net cost of 80 cents each.
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– Coupon Mom, for the AJC Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog