Coupon Mom: Chocolate, toothpaste, spices and soda among savings

Publix

Jam, spices, evaporated milk, cookies, rice: Look for Publix’s new “Happy Holidays” coupon circular in the AJC and in store racks. Combine Publix store coupons with manufacturers coupons when possible to increase your savings. The circular has a $1 Smuckers jam store coupon, and there is a 35-cent manufacturers coupon in the Nov. 4 RedPlum circular, which Publix will double to 70 cents. Total savings, $1.70 per Smuckers item.

Use the 50-cent McCormick spice coupon from the Dec. 2 RedPlum circular to pay only 99 cents for selected varieties, including ground ginger, allspice, poultry seasoning, cinnamon, chili powder and cream of tarter. I’ve never seen cream of tartar for 99 cents!

Use the coupon for 50 cents off two for Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 ounce) from the Sept. 30 RedPlum circular to pay 50 cents per can. Quaker Soft Baked cookies (six pack) are on sale for $1.99. Use the $1 Publix store coupon in the circular to pay only 99 cents per box. Minute Steamers (10-ounce bags) are on sale for $1.50.

Use the 50-cent coupon from the Nov. 4 RedPlum circular to pay 50 cents each for easy rice side dishes in the microwave.

CVS

Colgate: CVS has Colgate Total Advanced (5.8 ounce) or Sensitive Pro-Relief (4 ounce) toothpaste on sale for $3.99. Use the 50-cent coupon from the Dec. 2 SmartSource circular to pay $3.49 at the register. You will get a $3 Extrabucks reward so your net cost will be 49 cents each. Limit two per household.

Hershey’s, Ferrero Rocher: CVS has Hershey’s Pot of Gold chocolates (6.7- to 7.8-ounce boxes) on sale for $4 each. You will get a $2 Extrabucks on two. Use two of the $1 coupons from the Dec. 9 SmartSource circular to pay $3 each. Your net cost will be only $2 per box after the $2 reward — a great $2 gift! CVS also has Ferrero Rocher chocolates on sale for $3.50 each. Use the $1 coupon from the Dec. 9 RedPlum circular to pay $2.50 each.

Milk: CVS has 1-gallon assorted varieties of milk on sale for $3.89. You will get a $1 Extrabucks reward, so your net cost will be $2.89 per gallon.

Savings on Coke, Pepsi products : If you’re looking for the best price on soft drinks for your next holiday get-together, here are some of the deals this week. Rite Aid has Coke 12-packs on sale for $3.33, and you will get a $1 +UP Reward with three, so your net cost will be $3. CVS has Coke 12-packs for $3.50. Kmart has Pepsi 12-packs for $4 and 7 Up 12-packs for $3 each.

The full Coupon Mom column appears Thursdays in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Deal Spotter section. It’s full of great local deals and exclusive offers. Visit the Coupon Mom website for more great finds.

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– Coupon Mom, for the AJC Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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