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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hilander Mega Event Going on now . . .

Right now there is a Hilander Mega Event going on! Purchase 10 marked items and get $5 off instantly. I love these sales it is a great way to combine coupons and get stock up prices. There doesn't seem to be much that is free this time around but there are still plenty of good deals.

**Kraft Easy Mac Cheese Cups - $.49
Use Buy2 get 1 FREE Printable
Makes them $.33 a piece or up to free depending on how it rings up (my cashier rang the coupon up at $1.49?!)

**Snyders Pretzels or Pieces $1.99
Use $1 off 1 coupon from recent insert or
Use $1 off 2 coupon from recent insert
$.99 - $1.49 each depending on coupon used

**Jell-O pudding/gelatin products - $1.99
Use various coupons - $1 off, $.60 off or $.35 off
$.99, $1.39 or $1.29 depending on coupons used

**Kraft or Sargento Cheeses - $1.88
There are lots of coupons out there for these from the newspaper - .50 off 1 or .50 off 2
$.88 - 1.38 depending on coupon used

**Green Giant Valley Steamers - $1.49
Use .50 off 1 printable print here in IE or here in Safari
.49 after coupon

**Tombstone Pizzas - $1.99
Use $2 off printable from Facebook (Like Tombstone and make a summer memory post)

**Boulder Canyon Chips - $.99
Use $1 off 2 printable

**Suave Deodorant - $1
Use $.75 off 1

**Band-Aids - $2/Neosporing - $3
Use .50 off 1 Dryfit
Use .50 off 1 Band-aid or Neosporin product
Use $1.50 off Band-aid AND Neosporin product
$1 for Band-aids and $3.50 for Band-aids and Neosporin

**Energizer Max Batteries - $2.50
Use $.50 off 1 coupon from recent insert

There are lots of deals that are unadvertised too - I would recommend taking all your coupons in case you see something that is a good deal for your family.

Check out Southern Savers as she has a HUGE list and coupon match ups. You can also create a shopping list to print on her site with coupon match ups too. She is not local but in general the coupons and sale items match up.

There are two great Catalina's going on now as well:
Kraft cheese. Combine this with the Mega sale as cream cheese is $.99 and shredded etc is $1.88 and stock up on some cheese.

7/19 - 8/15
Kraft Cheese and Dairy Products

Buy any 5, get $5 off your next order
Kraft will also donate 5 meals to Feeding America

Participating Products: Kraft Singles, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Natural Cheese,
Kraft Natural Cheese chunks, shredded, crumbles, sticks, cubes, Kraft String-ums,
Kraft Cheese Cracker Cuts , Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese, Philadelphia Cream Cheese,
Velveeta Cheese,Cracker Barrel Cheese 5 oz.+, Cheez Whiz Process Cheese,
Breakstone’s or Knudsen Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese 16 oz.+

For Hilander this week it makes for FREE Cream Cheese and 88¢.

School Supplies:
Includes: Papermate, BIC, Expo, Avery, Sharpie, Crayola, Planahead, Mead, Five Star, Carolina Pad.
::Valid 7/12/10- 8/8/10::
Buy $10 and receive a $2 Catalina;
Buy $20 and receive a $4 Catalina.
Hilander has a lot of great sales this week on School Supplies so check it out!

PS I am sorry if in here I say Kroger instead of Hilander . . . I am an Indiana girl and we grew up with Kroger so I always forget it is Hilander but I think I caught all the Krogers . . .

Coupons in Parade Magazine!

Make sure you check your Parade Magazine from Sunday's Paper. . . it holds three coupons:

A FREE Smoothie or Frappe from McDonald's
$.50 off a Walgreens brand pain reliever
$1.00 Fiber One Cereal

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FREE Hair Products at CVS this week

John Freida Hair (shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, mousse, etc.) Products are on sale this week at CVS for 2/$10 and get $5 in ECB's (states deal limit 1 but it appears to be 3)
Use 2 - $2.50 printable coupons here
2 FREE hair products after coupons and ECB's!

Make sure you check out the clearance section as my CVS has had some great clearance items lately add a coupon and they are free or really cheap. I found a Mega pack of pampers the other day for $4.50 - and used a $2 off coupon to pay $2.50 for a Mega pack!

Also, this is a month long deal
Buy two CVS pantiliners 2/$1, get $1 ECB (Limit 3)
FREE after ECBs

Check out Common Sense with Money to see if any other CVS deals this week are for you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Target Coupons Print them Fast!

Go here to Target.com's Coupons, click Apparel and print coupons for their apparel fast! There is a $3 off men's Merona shirt, $2 off women's Merona shirt, $3 off Merona purse, $5 off C9 by Champion etc!

At the Target on 173 there are lots of great clearance items and sales to go with these coupons. Women's Merona shirts are on sale for $6 this week making them $4. Merona purses on clearance for $5 making them $2. All the coupons expire on 7/31/2010. Coupons on clothes are a good and rare thing!

As far as other deals at Target this week two things I see worth grabbing are:

Starbucks Coffee! Buy 3 bags at $6.99 each and get a $5 gift card. If you print 3 of the Target Starbucks Naturals Coupons for $1.50 off, after coupons and $5 gift card it is $3.82 a bag.

and . . .
Stride Gum, print the Target BOGO Free coupon and pair it with the Manufacturer BOGO coupon from a recent coupon insert to get both FREE. The price on Stride gum varies by the kind you buy so if you don't have the Manufacturer coupon you could get it for about $.48 a pack.