Target Top Deals, April 19 – 25

Apr
19

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Here is the full list of Target deals for the week of 4/19- 4/25! Sales item is listed and then underneath you will see all available coupons, including printable, newspaper and other sources. Choose the best coupon that you can get your hands on!

YELLOW star indicates a top deal of the week.

GREEN keyhole indicates unadvertised deals. This means it isn’t in the flyer but you should find it on the shelf.

****Below you may see two tabs with dates. The left side is THIS week’s deals. The right side would be NEXT week’s deals. Be SURE to click the correct tab for the dates you wish to see!*** Need help? See a short video here on how to read this list. The video is for CVS but the list works the same with all stores.

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Multi-Item Deals

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In Ad Coupon $5 Target Gift Card With $25 Kellogg’s or Dr. Pepper Purchase – Prices Vary
Breakfast & Cereal

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Kellogg’s Pop-tarts Toaster Pastries – $2.99

Valid through 4/25 Includes: Chocomallow Sundae; Excludes: All Other Flavors

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.50
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 Coupon and 50% OFF Carthwheel; Includes MobiSave Savings; Must Redeem Points
Personal Care

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Dial Liquid Premium Hand Soap Pumps, 8 oz – $2.29

Valid through 4/25Excludes: 7.5 oz Pumps, 9.375 Pumps and Soap Refills

Final Price: $1.83
Buy 1; Use 20% OFF Cartwheel
Target Gift Card Rewards
$10 Target Gift Card WYB 2 Diapers Listed

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Huggies Diapers, Super pk – $24.99

Includes: Snug & Dry

Out-of-Pocket Price: $21.27
Final Price: $16.27
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1, (1) $1.00/1 Target Coupon and Stack Target Cartwheel Offer; Includes Gift Card Offer
$5 Target Gift Card WYB 2 Household Care Items Listed

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Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit – $9.99
Out-of-Pocket Price: $7.99
Final Price: $5.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 Coupons; Includes Gift Card Offer
$5 Target Gift Card WYB 3 L’Oreal Preference or Feria Hair Color, Or Advanced Hair Care

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L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Shampoo or Conditioner, 25.4 oz – $5.99
  • $3.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care Treatment or Family Size – 4-12-15 RP; Includes 25.4 oz; Excludes 1.7 oz, Trial or Travel Size (exp. 05/09/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: $1.32
Buy 3; Use (3) $3.00/1 Coupons; Includes Gift Card Offer
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Walgreens Top Deals, April 19- 25

Apr
19
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Here are the top Walgreens deals for you for the week starting today! They have several good deals this week! Sales price is listed, then any available coupons including printable, newspaper and other sources are listed underneath. Choose the best coupon that you can get your hands on!
Check out the FULL list of Walgreens deals to see all the other deals and if you need help reading this list, see a short video here. The video is for CVS deals but the list works the same way for Walgreens.
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Walgreens Balance Rewards
Buy 1 participating Irish Spring product, Get $2.50 Register Rewards

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Irish Spring Body Wash, 15 o 18 oz – $3.99

Pictured: Regular and GEAR

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1 GEAR; Use $2.00/1 Coupon; pay $1.99; get back $2.50 Register Reward. Makes it $.51 moneymaker!
Buy 2 participating Energizer products, Get 2000 Points (=$2.00)

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Energizer Eco Advanced Batteries, 4 pk AA or AAA – $4.99
  • $0.50/1 Energizer brand Batteries or Flashlight – 3-29-15 SS (exp. 04/25/15)
  • $1.00/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight – 3-29-15 SS (exp. 04/25/15)
  • $1.50/1 Energizer Ecoadvanced Batteries – 3-29-15 SS; Includes AA/AAA, 4 pk or Larger (exp. 04/25/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.49
Final Price: $1.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.50/1 Coupons; Includes 2000 Points (=$2.00)
Walgreens Register Rewards
Buy 1 participating Colgate product, Get $2.50 Register Rewards

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Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 3.5 oz – $3.99
  • $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste – 4-12-15 SS; Includes 3 oz or Larger (exp. 04/25/15)
  • $1.00/2 Colgate Toothpaste – 4-12-15 SS; Includes 3 oz or Larger (exp. 04/25/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.49
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $0.50/1 Coupons; Get back $2.50 Register Rewards; makes it $.99.

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Colgate Wave Toothbrush, 2 ct – $3.99
  • $2.00/1 Colgate 360 or Manual Toothbrushes – 4-12-15 SS; Includes Manual, Multipacks or 360, 2 pks (exp. 05/02/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 Coupons; Includes $2.50 Register Rewards
Buy 1 participating Crispy M&M’s product, Get $2.99 Register Rewards

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M&M’s Crispy M&Ms Candy, 9.9 oz – $2.99

Includes: Crispy Variety

  • $1.00/1 Mars M&M’S brand Chocolate Candies – 3-22-15 RP; Includes 9 oz or Larger; DND (exp. 05/03/15)
  • B1G1 FREE Mars M&M’S brand Crispy Chocolate Candies wyb M&M’S brand Chocolate Candies – 4-12-15 RP; Includes FREE Crispy Candies, 1.35 – 2.83 oz and other M&M’S, 9 oz or Larger; Maximum Value of $2.09; No Cash or Credit Back (exp. 05/24/15)
  • Stacks With $1.00/1 M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies – MobiSave Rebate; Includes 9 oz or Larger
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: Free
Pay $2.99; Get back $2.99 Register Rewards= FREE; Save More With MobiSave Rebate. Also, use B1G1 free coupon to get second bag free (see size requirements above)
Beverages

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Splenda No-Calorie Sweetener, 100 pk – $3.49
Final Price: $1.49
Buy 1; Use $2.00/1 Coupon
Canned Goods & Soups
Ragu or Hormel; Mix & Match

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Ragu Pasta Sauce, 23.9 or 24 oz – $1.50

2/$3 (or $1.99 Each)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.50
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Includes MobiSave Rebate
Cookies, Snacks & Candy
Eclipse or Orbit; Mix & Match

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Orbit Gum, 14 or 18 ct – $0.79

Limit 6

  • $0.50/2 Orbit Gum – 3-1-15 RP; 14 Piece Packs or Multipacks, 3 pk; DND (exp. 05/29/15)
Final Price: $0.29
Home Supplies

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Puffs Facial Tissue, 48 – 68 ct – $0.99
Final Price: $0.74
Buy 1; Use $0.25/1 Coupon
Packaged Meats

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Butterball Turkey Bacon, 6 oz – $1.29
Final Price: $0.54
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Rite Aid Top Deals, 4/19 – 4/25

Apr
19
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Here are the top Rite Aid deals for you for the week starting Sunday! Sales price is listed, then any available coupons including printable, newspaper and other sources are listed underneath. Choose the best coupon that you can get your hands on!
Check out the FULL list of Rite Aid deals to see all the other deals and if you need help reading this list, see a short video here. The video is for CVS but the list works the same for Rite Aid.
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Prices and sales may vary by store
Personal Care
Speed Stick or Irish Spring Mix & Match; 2/$7.00 (or $3.99 Each)

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Irish Spring GEAR Bar Soap, 6 pk – $3.50
  • $2.00/1 Irish Spring Bar Soap – 4-12-15 SS; Includes GEAR or Signature for Men (exp. 05/02/15)
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 Coupons

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Irish Spring GEAR Body Wash, 15 oz – $3.50
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 Coupons

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Irish Spring Signature Bar Soap, 3 pk – $3.50
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 Coupons

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Irish Spring Signature Body Wash, 15 oz – $3.50
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 Coupons

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Speed Stick GEAR Body Spray – $3.50
  • $2.00/1 Speed Stick GEAR Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Body Spray – 4-19-15 SS; Excluding 1.8 and 0.5 oz (exp. 05/09/15)
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 Coupons

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Almay Lip Cosmetics – $5.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $4.00/1 Coupon and $1.00/1 Video Value

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Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color – $7.99
Final Price: $4.49
Buy 1; Use $1.50/1 Coupon and $2.00/1 In Ad Coupon

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Listerine Floss – $2.49

Includes: All varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 Coupon and $0.50/1 In Ad Coupon; Includes $1.00/1 MobiSave Rebate

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Listerine Flossers – $2.49

Includes: All varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 Coupon and $0.50/1 In Ad Coupon; Includes $1.00/1 MobiSave Rebate
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New Printable Coupons- Frosted Flakes, Delimex, Claritin, Palmolive & More!

Apr
19

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$0.50 off ONE Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal
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rosted Flakes are on sale for $2.50 at Lowes Foods; coupon makes them $1.50.

$1.00 off two Delimex Frozen Taquito products

$7.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy Product

$0.50 off any Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap
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almolive, 25 oz. is on sale for $2.50 at Lowes Foods. Coupon makes it $1.50.

$10.00 off Philips Sonicare 2 Series or 3 Series

$15.00 off Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ or Platinum

$5.00 off Philips Sonicare brush head multi-pack

$2.00 off Philips Sonicare PowerUp toothbrush

$1.00 off Softsoap brand Body Wash

Hot Harris Teeter Deals from Today’s Sunday Paper, 4/19

Apr
19

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Today I found 1 Smart Source Booklet in the Sunday paper for April 19, 2015. See below for a easy-to-follow list of deals that I found using the coupons from today’s newspaper. Super Double coupons week is still taking place, so all coupons $2 and less will double. Final prices below reflect that doubling.

These deals are based on the Raleigh News and Observer paper. If you bought a different paper you may or may not have gotten all of these coupons. If you missed your paper, remember that you can order coupons direct from Whole Coupon Inserts or print many great coupons FREE here.

Red indicates final price AFTER coupon. *This is a guide not a guarantee-not all stores carry the same inventory or prices. Always verify price on tag before you pay! ****EVIC Digital Coupons are now available to click, so check your HT email or app to access them.

Harris Teeter Deals from the 4/19 Smart Source (SS 4/19)

Free Kozy Shack Pudding, 16 oz. (4 count). On sale for $1.49 plus use the $0.75/1 coupon.

$.99 Go Go Squeez, 4 ct. Regular price of $3.99 plus use the $1.00/1 coupon.

$1.17 Hamburger Helper, Regular. On sale for $1.67 so buy 3 plus use the $0.75/3 coupon. Plus, submit for FREE ground beef when you buy three Hamburger helper rebate.

$1.69 Speed Stick gear Deodorant. Regular price of $5.69 plus use the $2.00/1 coupon.

$2.00 Kotex U Liners, 50-60 ct. On sale for $3.00 so buy 2 plus use the $1.00/2 coupon.

$2.50 Fiber One Protien Chewy Bars- Carmel Nut only. On sale for $3.00 so buy 2 plus use the $0.50/2 coupon.

$2.69 St. Joseph Low Dose Aspirin-81 mg. 120 count.  On sale for $6.69 plus use the $2.00/1 coupon.

$3.00 Air Wick Scented Oil Refill, Twin pk. On sale for $5.00 plus use the $1.00/1 coupon.

$3.00 Kotex U Pads and Tampons, 16-18 ct. On sale for $4.00 plus use the $0.50/1 coupon.

$4.69 St. Joseph Low Dose Aspirin-81 mg. 120 count.  On sale for $6.69 plus use the $1.00/1 coupon.

$4.99 Starbucks Via, 5 ct. On sale for $6.99 plus use the $1.00/1 coupon.

$5.99 Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food, 6 lb. bag.  On sale for $9.99 plus use the $2.00/1 coupon.

$5.99 Huggies Goodnites, 11-14 ct.  On sale for $8.99 plus use the $1.50/1 coupon.

$5.99 Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers, 21-38 ct. On sale for $7.99 plus use the $1.00/1 coupon.

$5.99 Huggies Little Snugglers, or Little Movers. On sale for $8.99 plus use the $1.50/1 coupon.

$14.99 Huggies Tru-Fit Goodnites Starter Pack, 1 ct.  On sale for $18.99 plus use the $4.00/1 coupon.

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CVS Top Deals- April 19- 25

Apr
18
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Here are the top CVS deals for you for the week starting Sunday, April 19! Sales price is listed, then any available coupons including printable, newspaper and other sources are listed underneath. Choose the best coupon that you can get your hands on!
Check out the FULL list of CVS deals to see all the other deals and if you need help reading this list, see a short video here.
Click here to see the complete list
CVS ExtraBucks
Get $1 ECB wyb 1 Participating CVS Hydrogen Peroxide Twin pk, Limit 1

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CVS brand Hydrogen Peroxide Twin pk, 32 oz Total – $1.89
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.89
Final Price: $0.89
Includes ECB savings
Get $1 ECB wyb 2 Participating Listerine, Limit 2
Get $2 ECB wyb 2 Participating Irish Spring or Softsoap, Limit 1

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Irish Spring Signature for Men Bar Soap, 3 pk – $2.00

* Signature variety may not be included in all regions; YMMV

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.00
Final Price: Free
Buy 2; Use (2) $2/1 Coupons; Includes $2 ECB Savings
Get $4 ECB wyb 1 Participating Zantac, Limit 3

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Zantac 75, 80 ct – $18.99
Out-of-Pocket Price: $10.99
Final Price: $6.99
Includes coupon and ECB savings
Get $5 ECB wyb $10 in Participating Colgate Total, Max or 2 in 1, Limit 2

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Colgate Total Advanced Pro Shield Mouthwash, 16.9 oz – $4.99 – B1G1 50% OFF

$4.99 – Prices may vary by store

  • $2.00/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse – 4-12-15 SS; Includes 16 oz or Larger (exp. 05/09/15)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.16
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 3; Use (3) $2/1 Coupons; Includes $5 ECB Savings
Get $5 ECB wyb $15 in Participating Candy, Limit 1

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M&M’s, 9.9 – 14 oz – $3.00
  • $1.00/1 Mars M&M’S brand Chocolate Candies – 3-22-15 RP; Includes 9 oz or Larger; DND (exp. 05/03/15)
  • B1G1 FREE Mars M&M’S brand Crispy Chocolate Candies wyb M&M’S brand Chocolate Candies – 4-12-15 RP; Includes FREE Crispy Candies, 1.35 – 2.83 oz and other M&M’S, 9 oz or Larger; Maximum Value of $2.09; No Cash or Credit Back (exp. 05/24/15)
  • Stacks With $1.00/1 M&M’s Crispy Chocolate Candies – MobiSave Rebate; Includes 9 oz or Larger
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.00
Includes coupon savings and MobiSave rebate; Combine with other items in the promo for maximum savings
Get $5 ECB wyb 2 Participating Jergens, Curel or Biore, Limit 1

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Biore Charcoal Cleanser Trial Size, 1 oz – $1.99

$1.99 – Prices may vary by store

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 2; Includes $5 ECB Savings

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Jergens Original Scent Cherry Almond Moisturizer, 3 oz – $2.57

$2.57 – Prices may vary by store

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.57
Final Price: $0.04
Buy 2; Includes $5 ECB Savings
Beverages

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Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 – 12 oz – $1.50
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.50
Final Price: $0.50
Includes Mobisave rebate
Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz – $2.50
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Includes coupon savings, Ibotta and Snap rebates
Home Supplies

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Xtra Liquid Laundry Detergent, 30 lds – $1.99

$1/1 Coupon from the CVS Coupon Center; Limit 1 Offer per Household

Final Price: $0.99
Use the $1/1 Coupon from the CVS Coupon Center
Personal Care

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Almay Shadow Softies Eye Shadow – $5.29 – B1G1 50% OFF

$5.29 – Prices may vary by store

  • $4.00/1 Almay Product – 4-12-15 SS; Excludes Trial and Travel Sizes (exp. 04/26/15)
Final Price: Free
Buy 2; Use (2) $4/1 Coupons

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Pantene Pro-V Stylers, 6.6 – 11.5 oz – $4.00
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use $2/1 coupon; Includes MobiSave Rebate; Combine with other items in the rebate for maximum savings
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My Harris Teeter Super Double Coupons Week Trip #2- Spent $18; Saved $70

Apr
18

super doubles trip 2 april 18I paid only $18.00 plus tax for everything you see above today! I saved over $70!

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I did a second trip today to Harris Teeter Super Doubles! I went shopping around 11:30 a.m. and the store was very well-stocked. The only thing out of stock was the YoCrunch cups, which are free after coupon. The stocking manager (who was super friendly) happened to be stocking at that time and told me he’d been ordering them all week but none have come in. I imagine the warehouse is probably being slammed!

My favorite deals were the Arnold bread and the Brawny paper towels (because we have been out of paper towels for over a week and I’ve been waiting for a good sale :))

Anyhow, this is what I got:

FREE Arnold Bread (2)

FREE South Beach Diet Bars, 5 ct. (2)

$.33 Rockin Refuel Protein Drinks (2)

$.33 Chobani Greek Yogurt Cups (3)

$.50 Archway Cookies

$.89 Cooked Perfect Meatballs

$.97 Kraft Cheese Blocks, 8 oz  (2)

$1.00 Activia Greek Yogurt, 4 ct.

$1.80 Sister Schubert’s Rolls with Sausage

$1.99 Seattle’s Best Coffee, 12 oz (2)

$1.99 Danimals Squeze Yogurt, 4 ct.

$2.97 Brawny Paper Towels, 6 ct. Select-a-size, ($.50 per roll)- Saturday special, today only.

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The total actually should have been a bit higher, but three of my coupons had to be manually entered by the cashier. I did not think about it at the time but when I got home realized that the coupon was for a $3.00 product with a $2.00 coupon which should have only doubled to $3.00 off. However, he doubled the entire coupon to $4.00 off, creating overage.

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deals and coupons so you can save, too!

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Delly’s Deals Radio Show Notes, 4/18

Apr
18

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Tune in to Delly’s Deals Radio every Sat. morning at 10 a.m. on 103.7 FM in Southeastern NC or hear the podcast below:

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Miss the Delly’s Deals Radio Show today? Click below for links to some of the topics that I may have covered on air today!

Free printable coupons- print coupons to use at Walmart, Target, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowes Foods, CVS, Walgreens, Dollar Stores & more!

Harris Teeter Super Double Coupons Week is Here! See full list of deals, including cheapies and freebies and coupons here.

Super Doubles Selfie Contest- Win a $50 Harris Teeter Gift Card

See My Harris Teeter Shopping Trip Here! Spent $3.92; Saved $64+

Free South Beach Diet Bars at Harris Teeter

Free Arnold Bread at Harris Teeter

VIDEO- How to Never forget to redeem a coupon!

Harris Teeter Saturday Specials- Brawny Paper Towels, 6-8 ct. for $2.97

Food Lion Deal- Heinz Ketchup & Mustard

Purina Beggin Strips Moneymaker at Harris Teeter Super Doubles

Chobani Greek Yogurt for $.33 at Harris Teeter Super Doubles

Clorox Promo at Harris Teeter Super Doubles= FREE Products!

Last Day for FREE Colgate at CVS- No Out of Pocket Cost

Purex Crystals Deal at Walgreens- Last Chance

$5 off $25 plus 3-Day Sale at Dollar General

Free So Delicious Almond or Coconut Milk Half Gallons

Upcoming Walgreens Deal- FREE Irish Springs Gear Bodywash

Sign up for Savingstar digital coupons to earn cash back for buying your groceries!

Save 30 Store Gift Certificates- Get Full Value Restaurant, Retail and Lifestyle Gift Certificates for 30% off!

Coupon Binders- Get Organized! 

Port City Daily Deals - $.49 Ajax at CVS, Purex Crystals Deal at Walgreens, Dollar General Fast Food Deal, Upcoming FREE Crispy M&Ms

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Walgreens Deals List

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Couponing Tips- What to do when the Shelf is Empty

Apr
18

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Is this how you look at the end of Super Doubles week? Here are some tips for dealing with item outages and for shopping with less stress! Image courtesy of mamanibbles.com

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It is almost inevitable that something you were excited about getting will be sold out on Super Double Coupons Week!

Here are some tips for how to deal with empty shelves:

1. Ask when the item will be back in stock- Check with the manager or stocking manager. He can usually tell you when a truck is going to come in for a particular item. The downside to this is that trucks are not always reliable and you could spend a lot of time “chasing” trucks. But it can work if you REALLY wanted something.

2. Try another store. This one is pretty obvious but some cities have multiple Harris Teeter stores and inventory can vary widely. Also, some stores are better known for “couponers,” typically the larger stores. It is counter-intuitive but sometimes the bigger stores run out more because they attract more shoppers. For example, I went to a smaller Harris Teeter store on Wednesday, the first day of Super Doubles. I got there “late” at 9:30 a.m. (some couponers are out at 7 a.m. on the first day). Even though I arrived later, everything I wanted was in-stock and I got many of the popular freebie items from this week! There have been times that the smaller store had items that sold out at the larger stores, perhaps because couponers bypassed the smaller stores, assuming they would have less in stock.

3. Rain Check- This saves you more time and is my personal preference because I don’t like driving around to different stores. If an item that you wanted was on sale and the shelf is empty, get a rain check. This entitles you to the sale price later in the future when the item is back in stock. Harris Teeter rainchecks never expire and Lowes Foods rain checks expire in 30 days.  The only bad news is that your $1-$2  coupon won’t double if Super Doubles is over by the time the item is back on the shelf, but at least you will get the sale price. Or you can hold the rain check until the next Super Doubles event and maybe you’ll have another coupon at that time that will double (see strategic rain checking below).

Organization Tip: Immediately when you realize that an item you had a coupon for is out, put the coupon for it in your “to redeem at checkout” envelope or sleeve of your binder  along with the other coupons you plan to redeem. This way when you hand the stack over to the cashier, the machine will beep on that coupon since you didn’t buy the item and that will trigger you to remember to request a rain check. I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten to ask for a rain check. Try not to abuse this, however. I have heard that stores lose money on rain checks since the item is no longer on sale for them from the manufacturer. Rain checks ARE part of their store policy, though, so don’t feel bad about using them within reason.

4. Buy an item that is the same brand and same cost and exchange it later. I did that this week. I usually get the Pantene hair gel #4 strength but all the store had was the #3 strength and I had a coupon for any Pantene styler that made the gel free. So, I went ahead and got the #3 gel and I can exchange it next week with my receipt when there’s more in stock. I am upfront with the store and let them know that I am exchanging it because they were out when I wanted it and there is never a problem.  Also works great for diapers- I’ve done this when the size diaper I needed was out of stock.

TIP: Be sure that the item you are exchanging for is the same item that was listed on the coupon you used or else you are engaging in coupon fraud.

5. Strategic Rain Checking- Some people get rain checks for any item they see that is out. They hold those rain checks for a “rainy” day when maybe they need that item that was on sale. Or, they hold it until the next Super Doubles event (usually 6 weeks from now). Then they can use the rain check plus a coupon for the item to score a really great deal! TIP: Keep your rain checks in the 3 pocket sleeves in your binder. That way you can easily see them and flip through them each week to see if they match any new coupons you have.

6. Read the shelf tag for a sale end date- Sometimes sales are long term sales. Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods do a great job telling you when the sale will end. Some sales go on for months! If so, there is a good chance that Super Doubles will happen again before the sale ends. There is also a good chance that your coupon may not expire for months or that the manufacturer will issue the same coupon in the next month. Some manufacturers issue the same coupon every month either printable online or in the newspaper, so you can almost guarantee you will be able to get the same deal again later!

7. Take a breather! Keep in mind that Super Doubles is a high traffic week and many people are excited about getting deals. People who otherwise do not bother to coupon will try to make it to the store, which means more chance for outages. It never hurts to take a Buddhist perspective and understand that sometimes we miss out on a great deal and that’s okay! The weeks following Super Doubles usually have some excellent deals, too and the stores are less busy. On a normal week I can get nearly 100% of what I wanted and I still save 50%-75% on my groceries overall and get tons of freebies, so I really try not to get too upset if I can’t get every deal during Super Doubles.

What tips do you have for dealing with empty shelves? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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