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Up & Up on sale and on clearance; gift card deals
This week at Target, many Up & Up products are on sale or clearance. Up & Up is Target’s house brand, and I think they may be getting ready for a look upgrade. Dozens of their products were on clearance or on sale for tremendously good prices, so if you’re not a brand loyalist, this may be the time to pick up some Up & Up bleach (on clearance for $1.38) or Up & Up medicine and vitamins.
Gift card deals and free item deals:
Protip: Remember not to strike if the iron’s not hot enough. Read my last entry on controlling your urge to buy into a store promotion here.
Buy 2 listed Tide items ($17.99 each), get a $5 gift card.
Buy 2 Quilted Northern/Angel Soft 30-packs of toilet paper ($15.99 each), get a $5 giftcard
Buy any 3 selected value packs of Colgate or Crest ($5.99), get a $5 gift card
Buy three 12-packs of Coke cans, get a 12-pack of Coke Zero free
Buy two jumbo packs of Huggies diapers and get a pack of Huggies or Pampers baby wipes free
Buy four Healthy Choice or Marie Callender’s frozen entrees, get one free
Buy four Betty Crocker cake mixes or frostings, get a can of frosting free
Buy 3 Playtex tampons 36-count, get a $5 gift card ($2/1 coupons off big boxes)
Buy 2 Hebrew National hot dogs get a Guldens mustard free
On-sale items: (coupons as noted)
Method deterdent $13.99
Wish 75-oz $7.99
Glade candles $2.79
Surf detergent 140-load $9.99
Clorox Stainfighter color-safe bleach $6.58
Scotch Brite 3-pack sponges $3.89
Purex detergent $4.99 (Recently on sale for $1.99, now-expired coupon for $1/1 made it $.99. Know your prices and know how low they can go!)
Clorox cleaners $2.66-$7.49
Murphy oil soap $2.55-$3.29
Gain scent booster $5.99
Febreeze $3.99-$4.49 (coupons from PG)
Scrubbing Bubbles 2pack $4.99
Comet $.84 ($.35/1 from coupons.com)
Lysol wipes *on clearance* $2.11
Clorox wipes 3-pack $4.99
Energizer batteries $11.39 -$11.99 assorted sizes and counts
Glade 2-pack refills $4.55
Air Wick refill 2 pack $4.55
Palmolive 38-oz $3.49 ($.50/1 from smartsource)
Swiffer refills $10.49 (coupons from PG)
Neutrogena eyeliner $6.29 ($1/1)
Covergirl eye products $6.59-$7.59 ($1/1)
Covergirl + Olay $9.99
Revlon colorburst lip butter $6.16
Colorstay eyeliner $6.59
Revlon mascara $4.74-$8.06
Loreal advanced care items $12.50-$36.35
Olay Total Effects on sale up to $43
Vidal Sassoon products $3.99
Loreal Ever-Strong line of hair care $5.99 ($2/1 coupon)
Essie nail polish $7.79
Suave 2-packs all $5
Coppertone *on clearance* $8.23
Lubriderm $5.66 ($2/1 and $1/1 available)
Gold Bond $7-64-$9.99 ($1/1)
Dulcolac 50 count $9.09
Unisom tabs $6.99 ($1/1)
Nature Made all on sale
Degree clinical deodorant *on clearance* $9.68
Softsoap body wash 2-pack $5.50
Diap body wash $4.49
Lean Cuisine froen $1.99-$2.99
Healthy Choice $1.89-$2.50
Pillsbury strudel $1.87
Marie Callender’s $2.50
Lil Debbie 2 for $5
Bagel Bites $6.59
RedCaron big pizza $4.99
Velveeta/Kraft cups 4-pack 2 for $7
Kraft Mac and Cheese 5 for $5
Swanson broth $.59-$2.01
Sarkist tuna pouch tuna $1.04 (this is a VERY good price! There’s a $.55/1 and $.55/2 coupon floating around, too.)
Campbells natural 4 for $5 (printable at coupons.com)
Skinny Cow ice cream $4.24
Del Monte vegetables $.75
Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice $1.52
Bush’s beans $.89
Boboli brush $4.07 (there’s a peelie on here for $.75 off grape tomatoes!! SUPER rare!)
Classico sauce $1.49
Pace salsa $2.35 ($.50/2 printable)
Ragu pizza sauce $1.19-$1.70
Barilla pasta $1.19
Jif peanut butter $2.99
Starbucks coffee $7.99
K-Cups 18-pack $10.99
Maxwell House International BOGO deal- Buy 3 Get 1 Free
Hidden Valley ranch 2 for$9
Smuckers squeeze jelly $1.89
French’s brown mustard $1.25; yellow $1.34; homey mustard or dijon $1.92
Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce 2 for $4
Jack Daniels BBQ sauce $1.79
Skinny Cow chocolate 2 for $6.99
Hungry Jack pancake mix $1.89
Jet Puff marshmallows $.99
Jell-O pudding/jello big box $.99
Crisco oil $3.31
Special K big box $3.69
Capri Sun 20-count $4.69- buy 3 get one free BOGO deal
Pepsi tiny cans 4 for$9
Snyders Pounder pretzels $2.89
CheezIt 3 for $8
Triscuit 3 for $7
Kashi bars $2.74 (printable)
Peppridge Farm crackers $2.50 (free with the purchase of 5 Campbell’s Natural soups)
Fiber One bars $2.69 ($.40/1 printable)
Dasani water 24-pack $3.99
I think that the Wegmans sales last for a month– the on-sale items have been pretty much the same since I started going. However, there have been a few additions and changes.
New sale items with coupons:
Covergirl with Olay makeup $10.99. Coupon in the January P&G insert.
Softsoap 7.5oz $.99. $.35/1 does not double in last week’s SmartSource.
Aveeno lotion $5.99. $1/1 available on http://www.smartsource.com.
Softsoap body wash $2.99. $.75/1 does not double in last week’s SmartSource.
Garnier hair styling products $2.99 (up from $2.79 last week), $1/1 coupon (previous Internet printout).
Bic Soleil razors $6.29, $3/1 coupon from first January SmartSource insert.
Smart Balance $2.99, $1/2 in first January SmartSource.
Finish dishwashing detergent, $3.79, coupons available here.
Head & Shoulders shampoo $3.99, $1/1 in January P&G; $2/2 in February P&G
Slimfast shakes $4.99, $1/1 from first January SmartSource
Atkins meals $4.99, $2/1 from last week’s SmartSource.
Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates, 2 for $5, $1.50/1 on coupons.com
Hershey’s candies 2 for $6, $1.10/2 on coupons.com
Ken’s Dressing (big bottle) $3.99, $1/2 last week’s SmartSource
Hamburger Helper $1.49, $1/3 coupon from previous Red Plum
Progresso soups 4 for $5, coupon available at coupons.com
Campbells 2 go 2 for $4, coupon available on coupons.com
Lean Cuisine meals $2.49 (up from $1.99), $1 off 5 meals coupon in first January SmartSource.
Swiss Miss 4 for $5, $1/3 coupon available
Frank’s Red Hot $2.19 (big bottle), $.35/1 in last week’s Smart Source
Reynolds Wrap wax paper $1.29, $.50/1 coupon in last week’s Smart Source
Reynolds Wrap 75-foot foil $4.99, $.75/1 in last week’s SmartSource
New sale items without coupons:
Loreal lipsticks $5.99
Yes to Cucumbers face wipes $3.99
5 gum 2 for $5
Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce $2.49
Suave deodorant $.99
Crest 6.4 oz certain varieties $1.59
Crest other varieties $2.29
Command hooks $2.69-$4.29
Libman mops and other products $7.99
Hellmans mayo 30 oz $3.99
Simply Orange orange juice $3.49
Yoplait cups $58/each
Muller corner yogurts $.89
Reddi Whip $1.99
Method specialized cleaners $4.49
Goo Gone $3.49
Venus Embrace razors $9.99
Miralax 30-dose 2 for $30
Morningstar Farms products $2.99
DiGiorno pizzas $4.99
Scotch Brite 6-pack sponges $5.79
Ocelo 4-pack $1.99
Reynolds Wrapfoil 30 feet $1.88
Red Baron products $.99
Totino’s pizzarolls $2.99
Goya frozen products $1.59-$2.29
Ice flavored water drinks $.99
Frito Lay salsa $2.99
Evian 6-pack of 1-liter bottles $9.29
Cheez-It 2 for$5
Camilla Rice 10 pounds $6.99
Goya canned beans $.76
Krusteaz cornbreak mix $1.89
McCormick spice grinders $1.99
Betty Crocker $1.25
Wesson oil 2 for $5
Tuttorosso tomatoes 2 for $1
Barilla pasts 2 for $1
Godiva chocolates $3.49
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Just because something is on sale doesn’t mean that it’s the best deal you’re going to get.
One of the most important master couponing tricks is to not be duped into all store specials. Sometimes, I forget this while caught up in couponing and I kick myself after I see what I missed!
For example: Last week during the Can-Can Sale at ShopRite (it’s like Saturnalia for couponers!), Scott towels 6-pack and toilet paper 12-pack were on sale for $5.88. The customer receives a $2 checkout coupon off his or her next order when one toilet paper and one paper towel is purchased. Coupons released at the beginning of the year in Red Plum offered $1/1 of each, making the rolls $4.88, plus the $2 coupon off the next ShopRite trip.
This week, the same Scott products went down to $3.88! $3.88 is the rock-bottom price that paper towels and toilet paper hit. With my $1/1 coupons (which I only clipped 1 of, unfortunately), each would have been $2.88. There was no $2 reward, but it still turned out slightly cheaper.
The moral of the story? Don’t spring for a deal unless you calculated that it’s worth it in your personal shopping life. Last week’s deal may have been a good deal for someone who REALLY needed toilet paper or paper towels last week or someone who frequently purchases items that don’t have discounts or coupons. This week’s deal would have been amazing for someone who doesn’t need paper towels or toilet paper right away, but likes to pick them up when they hit rock-bottom.
Which sale would you choose? (If it’s the second one, make sure you get to ShopRite before Saturday to pick them up! Actually, head there now, because these items tend to fly off the shelves quick. If you miss your store’s stock, make sure you pick up a raincheck.)