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HOT coupons

Published January 24, 2012 by gweledydd

I found some great high dollar coupons on eBay today and had to share.

First, there is a great $0.50/1 12-pack dr. Pepper coupon. If you use this at kroger, it will double to $1.00. The super bowl is coming up soon, so I’d hold onto these until pepsi and dr. Pepper products go on sale 4/$11. They don’t expire until 2/29 and if you wait for the sale you can get 4 12-packs for as low as $7.00.

Second, there is a new purinaOne coupon out for $5.00 any size any flavor dry dog food. The small bags typically run around $6.50 at walmart. Coupled with this coupon, you can get a 3.5 lb bag of dog food for $1.50!! That makes this a GREAT stockpile item.

This past Sunday there was another buy 3 get 1 free whiskas tray coupon. These normally sell at walmart for $0.47 apiece. If you use the coupon, you can get 4 trays for $0.35 apiece! Our cats love these trays as the meat seems much fresher than in the cheaper tin cans. I will be stocking up on these again soon!

If you have any leftover &1.00/1 finish coupons, you should use them at rite aid this week. All finish products are bogo. The 10 pack finish quantum retails for $3.99 apiece. There is a $1.00 rite aid coupon tan you can use 1 (possibly two, but I’m not very familiar with rite aid’s coupon policy) $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons which will make them $0.99 apiece!!!! This is a FABULOUS deal as I can’t live without my finish now!

Kroger just sent out new $5/$25 purchase coupons, too. I got mine today, so be on the lookout if you normally get the send outs.

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Coupon Cycles

Published January 1, 2012 by gweledydd

If you have ever watched Extreme Couponing or are starting to see patterns in your couponing forays, that is because coupons run in cycles.  Every year you can anticipate the same type of coupons around the same time.  I have made a list of some of the highlights, but Grocery Coupon Guide has a much more detailed list that I recommend printing out to stick in your organizers.  Feel free to click on the month to be directed to their detailed article of all of the coupons and sales to expect.

 

January

January is the month when people try to be healthy.  Expect to see a lot of deals on healthy choice meals, lean cuisines, yogurt, organic products, and other healthy foods.  Since January is when it really starts to get cold in some areas, winter health is a big coupon category as well.  January is also National Oatmeal Month, so expect LOTS of oatmeal coupons.

 

February

This month expect to see coupons for canned goods since February is Canned Food month and breakfast products.  February is National Hot Breakfast Month so there will be lots of Kellogg’s, General Mills, and Quaker coupons and products on sale.  February is also American Heart Month so there will be plenty of coupons for heart-healthy products such as aspirin, supplements, and foods.  The Westminster dog show is this month so you can expect to see high dollar dog food coupons.  There will be plenty of Valentine’s Day promotions and coupons, too.

 

March

March is National Frozen Food Month and National Nutrition Month so expect great deals on frozen vegetables, fruits, and meals.  March is also right around Easter so you can expect to start seeing deals for the holiday.

 

April

April is Daylight Savings Time and Easter.  Expect coupons and products on sale in relation to Easter and Earth day.  Batteries, smoke detectors, and other safety items will also be on sale due to daylight savings time.

 

May

May is the start of summer sales.  Expect items for BBQs, picnics, and the Memorial Day holiday to be on sale and lots of coupons for condiments, paper plates, napkins, etc.

 

June

June is National Dairy Month so expect sales on all dairy products.  This month continues the sales from May with BBQ items.  National Headache Awareness is during this month which makes it a great time to stock up on all pain relievers.  Allergy season will be in full swing by this month, so there should be sales on allergy and sinus medicine as well.

 

July

July marks the beginning of “back to school” sales.  Bookbags, pens, pencils, and other school items should be on sale.  This month also continues the BBQ sales for July 4th.

 

August

August continues the “back to school” sales and also starts promotions on breakfast and lunch foods for kids.  This month marks the end of summer, so expect clearances to start on patio equipment, sunscreen, and other summer products.

 

September

The “back to school” sale items will continue until Labor Day.  This month is Baby Safety Month, National Coupon Month, and Better Breakfast Month.  You can expect to start seeing sales and coupons for tomato products.  Be on the look out for Diabetes items and Baby items on sale.

 

October

This is my favorite month and my favorite holiday: Halloween!  Expect tons of deals on candy and you can start expecting to see baking products in the coupons.

 

November

November brings Thanksgiving and the beginning of the cold months.  Baking goods, cooking products, and Thanksgiving staples will be the majority of coupons.

 

December

December revolves around Christmas so expect deals and coupons on cold cut meats, crackers, soda, stuffing, and other dinner related products.  Fall decor should be on sale starting this month.  December also marks the beginning of winter, so you can expect to start seeing winter care products like cold medicines on sale and in coupons.

2012 Coupon Schedule

Published January 1, 2012 by gweledydd

Here is the coupon schedule for this year.  I am also working on a list of the coupon cycles per month so you can start planning your strategies for the year.  =)

 

January

Jan 01: Red Plum, Smart Source (2), Procter & Gamble
Jan 08: Redplum, Smart Source
Jan 15: Smart Source
Jan 22: Redplum, Smart Source
Jan 29: Redplum, Smart Source

 

February

Feb 05: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
Feb 12: Redplum, Smart Source (2)
Feb 19: Redplum
Feb 26: Smart Source (2)

 

March

Mar 04: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
Mar 11: Redplum, Smart Source
Mar 18: Redplum, Smart Source
Mar 25: Redplum, Smart Source

 

April

Apr 01: Redplum (2), Smart Source (2), P&G
Apr 08: No Inserts Scheduled
Apr 15: Redplum, Smart Source
Apr 22: Smart Source
Apr 29: Redplum, Smart Source

 

May

May 06: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
May 13: Redplum, Smart Source
May 20: Redplum, Smart Source
May 27: No Inserts Scheduled

 

June

Jun 03: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
Jun 10: Redplum, Smart Source
Jun 17: Redplum, Smart Source
Jun 24: Redplum, Smart Source

 

July

Jul 01: No Inserts Scheduled
Jul 08: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
Jul 15: Smart Source
Jul 22: Redplum, Smart Source
Jul 29: Redplum, Smart Source

 

August

Aug 05: Redplum (2), Smart Source
Aug 12: Redplum, Smart Source
Aug 19: Redplum, Smart Source
Aug 26: Redplum, Smart Source

 

September

Sep 02: No Inserts Scheduled
Sep 09: Redplum, Smart Source (2)
Sep 16: Redplum, Smart Source
Sep 23: Smart Source
Sep 30: Redplum, Smart Source

 

October

Oct 07: Redplum, Smart Source (2), P&G
Oct 14: Redplum, Smart Source
Oct 21: Redplum, Smart Source
Oct 28: Redplum, Smart Source

 

November

Nov 04: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
Nov 11: Redplum (2), Smart Source
Nov 18: Smart Source
Nov 25: No Inserts Scheduled

 

December

Dec 02: Redplum, Smart Source, P&G
Dec 09: Redplum, Smart Source
Dec 16: Smart Source
Dec 23: No Inserts Scheduled
Dec 30: No Inserts Scheduled

1/1/12 Sunday Coupons

Published January 1, 2012 by gweledydd

Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year, and with it comes new coupons!!!  There will be at least four inserts in tomorrow’s paper (rumored that there will be five in the Central VA area).  These inserts will have high dollar coupons.  Of particular interest is a $2.00/1 Tide detergent coupon.  CVS will have Tide on sale this week again for $5.49.  Unfortunately it will not be part of the GC promotion this week, but you can still get Tide for pretty cheap.  Here’s a quick scenario:

 

4 Tide Detergents @ $5.49 = $21.96

– $4.00/$20.00 CVS Coupon OR $5.00/$20.00 (given to some card holders this week) = $16.96 – $17.96

– 4 x $2.00/1 = $8.96 – $9.96

Total: 4 Tides for $8.96 – $9.96

 

Check out the rest of the coupons that will be in tomorrow’s paper at sundaycouponpreview.com.