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Coupon Mom: Halloween candy, cereal and more

Save on candy

If you’re not tired of looking at candy, today’s the day to check out after-Halloween candy sales for future children’s parties with piñatas, gifts of mugs filled with candy for hostess or teacher gifts, party favors, baking and more. You can chop up chocolate candy at 75 percent to 90 percent off to use instead of baking chips for holiday baking bargains. I’ve done it!

Walgreens deals

General Mills cereal: Walgreens has General Mills cereals (8.9- to 12.3-ounce boxes) on sale for $1.99 each. Pay as little as $1.49 per box when you use coupons for selected varieties from the Sept. 23 SmartSource, Oct. 7 General Mills or Oct. 21 SmartSource circulars. Target has larger (14.8- to 18-ounce) General Mills cereals on sale for $2.99. When you buy three, you will get one free. If you use three of the 50-cent General Mills coupons referenced, you’ll pay $1.87 per larger box.

Advil: Get Advil PM Pain Relief (4 count) free at Walgreens. On sale for $1, use the $1 coupon …

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Coupon Mom: Last minute candy, beverages, paper products and more

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 …

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Coupon Mom: $5 off at Kroger, discounts on Gain, Blistex and cold remedies

$5 coupon at Kroger

General Mills: Kroger has a fantastic promotion that gives you a coupon for $5 off your next shopping order when you buy five participating General Mills items. Many items are on sale and have coupons, so if you remember to use that $5 coupon on a future order, you’ll be able to get several free items and even make a “profit” in the form of store credit on some items. Remember, you won’t get the $5 off your current order, and you must buy five items for the machine to print your future order coupon. These are all excellent items to donate to charity, so you can stock up for upcoming food drives. For example, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes are on sale for $1 per box. If you use the coupon for 50 cents off two from the Oct. 7 General Mills circular or the Sept. 9 SmartSource circular, you’ll pay 50 cents per box at the register after Kroger doubles your coupon. You’ll get $1 per item when you buy five total items as a future store coupon, so you’ll get the …

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Coupon Mom: Save on diapers, office supplies and store membership

Deals for lunches and baby at Target

Apples, Spaghettios, Huggies: Target stores with produce areas have three-pound bags of Honeycrisp apples on sale for $4.99, which is only $1.33 per pound, about half off this variety’s typical price. Campbell’s Spaghettios (15-ounce can) is on sale for 75 cents. Use the coupon for 40 cents off three from the Sept. 9 circular to pay 62 cents per can. Huggies jumbo pack diapers are on sale for $9.49 each. When you buy three, you will get a $5 Target Gift Card. Use three of the $1.50 Huggies coupons from the Sept. 16 circular to pay $7.99 each at the register. After the $5 gift card, your net cost will be $6.32 per package.

Personal care at Publix

Chapstick, John Freida, Tresemme: Look for the “Beautiful Fall Savings” Publix store coupon circular in last Sunday’s newspaper and also in store racks to get store coupons that you can combine with manufacturers coupons. For example, you’ll find a Publix coupon for $1 off two Chapstick items in …

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Local shops with Coupon Mom and inspires a coupon makeover

I have a confession. My coupon situation needs help.

There are little piles of clipped coupons scattered all over the house instead of neatly filed away in a category coded binder. Just this past weekend, I missed out on an extra $5 off at Kroger because I left the coupon on the kitchen counter.

I have also been THAT person at the register who fumbles through her unorganized envelope of coupons searching for the right ones.

These are classic mistakes according to Stephanie Nelson aka Coupon Mom who also contributes to this blog.

Buying things you don’t need just because you have a coupon, not being organized (ahem!) and not paying attention at checkout because you are too busy shuffling through your unorganized coupons are bad habits that can reduce your savings, she says.

I should know better. I do know better. Even Coupon Mom thinks I’m pathetic. Okay, she didn’t say that, but she has heard the same excuse I gave her from just about everyone, “I’m too busy!”

Soooo, after …

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Coupon Mom: Candy, reward program deals

Stock up for Halloween

Hershey’s, Mars, Nestlé: It’s not too early to buy Halloween candy if you know where to hide it. Kmart has “fun size” Hershey’s, Mars or Nestlé chocolate bags (9.34 to 12.5 ounce) on sale for $2.99 each. Shop Your Way Rewards members instantly get $4 off orders when buying four bags. Use the coupon for $1 off three from the Sept. 23 SmartSource circular to pay $1.74 each at the register.

Reward Programs that pay

Kmart

Procter & Gamble promotion: Kmart has an offer for Shop Your Way Rewards members that gives a $10 coupon for the next order when you buy $30 worth of Procter & Gamble items. Use coupons from the Sept. 30 circular with sale-priced P&G items to really save. For example, Tide Pods detergent (16 count) is on sale for $5, and will be $4 after you use the $1 Tide coupon.  (CVS also has a Procter & Gamble promotion that gives you a $10 ExtraBucks rewards coupon when you spend $30 on participating P&G items. Use the P&G coupons to save even …

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Coupon Mom: Savings on personal care, BOGO lunch

Brush up with deals on toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash

Rite Aid: Crest Pro Health toothpaste (4.2 ounce) is on sale for $2.99. Use the 50-cent coupon from the Aug. 26 Procter & Gamble circular to pay $2.49 at the register. You will get a $2.99 +UP Reward, so your net cost will be free with a 50-cent profit. You also can get the Oral-B Complete 5 Way Manual Toothbrush on sale for $2.99. Use its 50-cent coupon from the same circular to pay $2.49 at the register. You will get a $2.99 +UP Reward, so your net cost will be free with a 50-cent profit.

Walgreens: Crest 3D White toothpastes (4.1 ounce to 5.8 ounce) is on sale for $3.49. Use the 50-cent coupon from the Aug. 26 Procter & Gamble circular to pay $2.99 at the register. You will get a $2.50 Register Rewards coupon, so your net cost will be 49 cents each. You also can get the Oral B Advantage toothbrush on sale for $3.49, and use its 50-cent coupon from the same circular. After its $2.50 Register Rewards coupon, your …

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Coupon Mom: Score big savings with new circular

Publix deals

Maybelline, GUM: Find many good store coupons and sale items for Publix in the “Score Big Savings” circular found in store flyer racks. You can combine Publix store coupons with manufacturers coupons for the same item. For example, the Publix flyer has a coupon for $2 off any Maybelline cosmetic. Combine that with $1 Maybelline coupons found in the Sept. 9 RedPlum circular to save $3 off per item. Publix has GUM Super Tip or Micro Tip toothbrushes on sale for $1 each in select stores. Use the 55-cent coupon from the Aug. 5 SmartSource circular to pay 45 cents per toothbrush.

Walgreens

Balance Rewards: Walgreens has a new savings program called Balance Rewards, which began Sunday. You can join in-store or online. Once you’ve joined, use your Balance Rewards card or phone number at the register to earn points on purchases that you can redeem for store credit at Walgreens. You can even download a free app that tracks your reward points. Every 1,000 points is worth …

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Coupon Mom: 2 promotions equal savings jackpot

Kroger’s deals duo

These are the final days of Kroger’s Mega Promotion, which ends Saturday. When you buy 10 participating items, you automatically get $5 off your bill. Kraft has a Catalina promotion running at the same time, which gives you a coupon off your next order when you buy participating items. When you combine the two promotions at Kroger, you’ll hit the savings jackpot. For example, Kraft American cheese singles (12 ounce) are $1.49 after the mega promotion savings. If you buy 10 Kraft items, you’ll get a coupon for $10 off a future order, so your net cost will be 49 cents per package if you get 10 Kraft items. Some Kroger stores have a coupon box on the shelf with $1 off two coupons, which would make the cost of the cheese zero.

Lunchtime savings: Another Kroger Mega Promotion and Kraft Catalina combination deal includes Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip at a net cost of 49 cents (down from $4.49) using the 50-cent coupon from the Aug. 19 SmartSource circular, …

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Coupon Mom: ‘Sizzling Savings’ and deals on snacks, soda

Store flyer guides you to coupons

Look for the “Sizzling Savings” flyer in Publix to save with store coupons. If there is a manufacturer’s coupon available for the same item, you can use both coupons on one product. For example, the flyer has a coupon for $2 off any two Scrubbing Bubbles products. Combine that coupon with a variety of Scrubbing Bubble item coupons found in the Aug. 26 and July 29 SmartSource circulars.

Also find a coupon for $1 off any Glade Plugins scented oil refill in the Publix flyer, and combine that with a $1 manufacturer’s coupon in the Aug. 26 SmartSource circular. Search Coupon Mom’s coupon database for more matches.

Fresh air, fresh breath

At CVS, get $4 in Extrabucks rewards when you spend $12 on participating Glade products. For example, get three of the Glade scented oil plugins refill (two-count package) at $4 each. Use three of the $1 coupons from the Aug. 26 SmartSource circular to pay $9 at the register. You will get the …

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