2 Sunday inserts: SS & RMN

We are supposed to get two inserts in this Sunday’s paper (8/9): one SmartSource and one RetailMeNot.  Sometimes papers divide them differently and not all papers will carry the same coupons or have the same values.  I don’t plan on anything, anymore 🙂

SmartSource

Aquaphor Body Product 3.7oz+ (exc. Baby, Lip and ETS) $3/1 (8/31)
Aquaphor Body Product 3.5oz- (exc. Baby, Lip and ETS) $2/1 (8/31)
Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Flavored Snacks or Sunkist Fruit Flavored Snacks .50/2 (10/3)
Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Flavored Snacks or Sunkist Fruit Flavored Snacks $1/2 (10/3)
BIC Stationery Product $1.50/2 (8/29)
Biore Cleanser ETS $2/1 (8/31)
Biore Pore Strip ETS $1/1 (8/31)
Clairol Nice ‘n Easy, Root Touch-Up Permanent Creme, or Natural Instincts Hair Color (exc. Natural Instincts Crema Keratina Hair Color) $5/2 (8/22)
Clairol Nice ‘n Easy, Root Touch-Up Permanent Creme, or Natural Instincts Hair Color (exc. Natural Instincts Crema Keratina Hair Color) $2/1 (8/22)
Clairol Temporary Root Touch-Up Concealing Powder OR Root Touch-Up Color Blending Gel $2/1 (8/22)
Covergirl Lip Product ETS $2/1 (9/5)
Covergirl Eye Product ETS $3/1 (9/5)
Covergirl Face Product ETS $3/1 (9/5)
Fiber One OR Protein One Snack Product .50/2 (10/3)
Fiber One OR Protein One Snack Product $1/2 (10/3)
Goodnites Bedtime Pants $2/1 (9/5)
Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants 7ct+ $2/1 (9/5)
Mitchum antiperspirant + deodorant (exc. twin packs and ETS) $1/1 (8/23)
Nabisco Cookie or Cracker products 3.5oz+ $1/3 (9/19)
Nabisco Cookie or Cracker products 3.5oz+ .75/2 (9/19)
Natrol Relaxia product $5/1 (10/10)
Natrol Cognium product $5/1 (10/10)
Natrol Product $2/1 (10/10)
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Biscuits, Cups, Wafers, Snack Mix, Soft-Baked Squares or Packed Sustained Energy Bars 4ct+ $1/2 (10/3)
Neutrogena Suncare Product ETS $3/1 (9/6)
Oxiclean Stain Remover Pre-Treater Oxi Clean .50/1 (9/5)
Oxiclean Color Boost, White Revive, or Dark Protect Laundry Booster Oxi Clean $1/1 (9/5)
Oxiclean Odor Blasters Laundry Additive Oxi Clean $1/1 (9/5)
Oxiclean Powder Stain Remover Oxi Clean $1/1 (9/5)
PainBloc24 Product $3/1 (11/30)
PediaSure 6ct+ packs or PediaSure Shake Mix $3/1 (10/9)
PediaSure 6ct+ packs or PediaSure Shake Mix $5/2 (10/9)
PediaSure 6ct+ packs or PediaSure Shake Mix $7/2 (10/9)
Sargento Balanced Breaks Snack .75/1 (9/12)
Sargento Balanced Breaks Snack $1/1 (9/12)
Zest or Coast Body Wash or Bar Soap 6ct+ $1/1 (9/12)
ZonePerfect Bar Multipack $2.50/2 (9/6)
ZonePerfect Bar Multipack $1.50/1 (9/6)
Zyrtec Adult product 24-60ct $4/1 (9/6)
Zyrtec Adult product 70-90ct $10/1 (8/15)

RetailMeNot

Burt’s Bees Adult Toothpaste ETS $2/1 (9/21)
Cesar Simply Crafted – Buy Two, Get Two FREE up to $2.79 B2G2 (10/4)
Clear Eyes product 0.5 fl oz or larger .50/1 (9/19)
Crest Toothpaste OR Liquid Gel 3.0oz+ ETS $1/1 (8/22)
Dial Buy One Dial for Men or Tone Body Wash 12oz+, Get One Free up to $5.99 B1G1 (8/23)
Dove Men+Care Bar Soap 6pk+ Product ETS $2/1 (8/22)
Dove Men+Care Body Wash Product 13.5oz+ ETS $2/1 (8/22)
Magnilife DB Pain Relieving Foot Cream or Relaxing Leg Cream $2/1 (9/21)
Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat Treats 2.2oz+ .50/1 (10/3)
Rachael Ray Nutrish Dry CAT Food or Wet CAT Food Variety Pack – Buy One, Get One Rachael Ray Nutrish CAT Treats 2.5oz Bag or smaller FREE B1G1 (10/3)
Remfresh 12ct and 36ct $2/1 (11/15)
Renuzit Snuggle Oil or Oil Diffuser ETS $2/1 (8/23)
Renuzit Adjustables – Buy Four Air Freshener Cones, Get Two FREE up to $2.20 4 (8/23)
Scharzkopf Hair Color product $6/2 (8/23)
Target $5 Target GiftCard wyb Purina Pet Food, Litter and/or Treats purchase of $25 or More $5.00 (8/5-8/29)
U by Kotex Tampons ETS $2/2 (9/12)
U by Kotex Pads or Liners ETS $2/2 (9/12)
Zebra Z-Grip Pens or Mechanical Pencils $1.25/2 (10/9)

Kroger Simple Truth adds Terracycle

Couponers have always known that you can save more money on your groceries by combining coupons and sales on brand-name products, than you can by buying less expensive store-brand products. But when it comes to grocery shopping and saving money, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown just about everything you thought you knew, out the window.

Many more shoppers have been buying stores’ private label products lately. And now, the country’s largest traditional grocery chain is giving you another reason to buy its brands.  Here’s the Coupons in the News article, but honestly, Terracycle isn’t a new recycling program!  We’ve sent in tons of Barilla pasta pouches and dog food bags over the past year – super easy to earn points.

Target settles Taco Seasoning Bandit Suit

A Texas woman who says she was unfairly labelled the “Taco Seasoning Bandit” has wrapped up her effort to clear her name. Alaina Villa has settled a federal lawsuit with Target over her allegations she was falsely accused of committing serial self-checkout theft – with the help of a packet of taco seasoning. Here’s the Coupons in the News article about the settlement.

Future of product sampling?

Costco samples are back – sort of. Makeup samples as we know them may never return. So what are brands and shoppers to do, when it’s no longer possible to take part in the age-old retail tradition of trying out a new product at a sample station, and scoring a free coupon to buy a full-sized version at a discount?  Here’s a very short article about product sampling down the road from Coupons in the News.

4 Sunday Inserts: SS & 3 RMN

We’re supposed to get four inserts in this Sunday’s paper (8/2): one SmartSource and three RetailMeNots.  Sometimes papers divide them differently and not all papers will carry the same coupons or have the same values. Don’t know why they split inserts with only a few coupons each.

SmartSource

Air Wick Essential Mist Starter Kit $3/1 (8/30)
Air Wick Scented Oil Warmer or Scented Oil Starter Kit $1.50/1 (8/30)
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Battery-Powered Toothbrush or Refill $1/1 (8/29)
Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent $1/1 (9/1)
Bic Soleil, Bic flex or Comfort 3 Hybrid Disposable Razor Pack $3/1 (8/15)
Citracal Product 70ct+ (exc. 100ct petites) $4/1 (8/16)
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Children’s Claritin 60ct+ (exc. Claritin-D) $10/1 (8/9)
Claritin Non-Drowsy Chewables 24ct $6/1 (8/9)
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Children’s 24ct+ (exc. Claritin-D) $4/1 (8/30)
Colgate toothpaste 3oz+ .50/1 (8/15)
DenTek Floss Picks $1.74 or higher $1/1 (9/13)
DenTek Dental Guard $4/1 (9/13)
DenTek Products $2.49 or higher $2/2 (9/13)
Duracell Optimum Pack $2/1 (8/29)
Efferdent 90ct+ $2/1 (9/13)
Ensure Multipack $3/1 (9/13)
Feosol Product $2/1 (9/13)
Flintstones or One A Day Kids Multivitamin Product $3/1 (8/16)
Glucerna Product of your choice $3/1 (9/13)
Keebler Mother’s and/or Famous Amos Multipacks 12ct+, any flavor, mix or match $1/2 (9/30)
Kellogg’s Fruity Snacks and/or Black Forest Fruit Snacks 10ct+, any flavor, mix or match $1/2 (9/30)
MagniLife DB Pain Relieving Foot Cream or (1) MagniLife Relaxing Leg Cream $2/1 (9/21)
MagniLife Leg & Back Pain Relief, MagniLife Pain & Fatigue Relief or any MagniLife Pain Relief Tablets $3/1 (9/21)
Midnite Product $3/1 (9/13)
Ocean Spray 60oz/64oz Juice or Juice Blends $1/2 (9/1)
One A Day Multivitamin Product 65ct+ or any One A Day Prenatal Product $4/1 (8/16)
One A Day Flintstones Fruit Bites Multivitamin Product $4/1 (8/16)
Phazyme any product $2/1 (9/12)
Phazyme Anti-Gas Softgels Product $2/1 (9/12)
Phillips’ Probiotic Product $8/1 (8/9)
Phillips’ Laxative OR Fiber Good Gummies Product $1/1 (8/30)
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1/2 (9/13)
Quaker Boxes of Life, Cap N’ Crunch or Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal $1/2 (9/13)
Oui by Yoplait French-Style Yogurt Product $1/4 (9/26)
Sargento Snack Bites Cheese Snack .75/1 (10/2)
Sargento String or Stick Cheese Snack .75/1 (10/2)
Softsoap Brand Body Wash or any Irish Spring Body Wash .75/1 (8/15)
Tagamet HB 200 30ct+ $2/1 (9/12)
Tena all products $5/2 (8/16)
Yoplait any variety Yogurt (inc. Original, Light, Whips!, Lactose Free, Fruitside, Greek, YQ by Yoplait, OR Just 3 by Yoplait) $1/10 (9/26)
Yoplait any variety Yogurt Multipack (inc. 8-pack Fridge pack, Beverage, Go-Gurt, Go-Gurt Dunkers, Kids Cup Yogurt 8ct, Trix Yogurt 8ct, or Oui by Yoplait 2ct or 4ct) $1.50/2 (9/26)
Yoplait any variety Oui French Style Yogurt $1/4 (9/26)

RetailMeNot

Axe Products (exc. Hair Styling Products and Twin Packs) ETS $3/2 (8/15)
Degree Men Original Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant ETS .50/1 (8/15)
Degree Men Motionsense Antiperspirant, Deodorant Wipes, Dry Spray Antiperspirant or Clinical Protection Deodorant Product ETS $1/1 (8/15)
Degree Women Motionsense or Ultraclear Antiperspirant Deodorant ETS $1/1 (8/15)
Degree Women Deodorant Wipes, Dry Spray Antiperspirant or Clinical Protection ETS $1.25/1 (8/15)
Dove Advanced Care, Even Tone, Clinical, Zero Stick Deodorant or Deodorant Wipes ETS $1.25/1 (8/15)
Dove or Dove Men+ Care, Axe, Degree or Degree Men Dry Spray Antiperspirant ETS $4/2 (8/15)
Dove Hair Care products (exc. Dove Men+Care and ETS) $3/2 (8/15)
Dove Amplified Textures Hair Care (valid only on Dove Amplified Products) $2/1 (8/15)
Dove Beauty Bar 4ct+ or Dove Body Wash 13.5oz – Buy any TWO Products and Save $2.00 on any ONE Dove Body Polish Product ETS $2/3 (8/15)
Magnum Ice Cream Tub $1/1 (8/15)
SheaMoisture Face Care Products (exc. Single Use Pack and 0.5oz Sheet Masks) ETS $5/2 (8/15)
SheaMoisture Products (exc. Single Use Pack and 0.5oz Sheet Masks) ETS $5/2 (8/15)
St. Ives or Simple, Noxzema or Pond’s Face Care Product $3/2 (8/15)
Suave Body Wash Products ETS $1/2 (8/15)
Suave Lotion Product (exc. 3oz) $1/1 (8/15)
Suave Deodorant Product (exc. 1.4oz and Twin Packs) .50/1 (8/15)
Suave Professionals for Natural Hair Product $2/1 (8/15)
Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner Products (exc. twin packs) $3/2 (8/15)
Suave professionals Shampoo or Conditioner Product (exc. twin packs) $1/1 (8/15)
Suave Kids Hair Care Products (exc. twin packs and ETS) $1.50/1 (8/15)
Suave Men Hair Care Product ETS $1.50/1 (8/15)
Suave Professionals Natural Hair Product – Buy One, Get One FREE up to $5.99 B1G1 (8/15)
TRESemme Styling Product ETS $2/1 (8/15)
TRESemme Shampoo or Conditioner Product ETS $5/2 (8/15)
Vaseline Lotion 6.8oz+ ETS $2/1 (8/15)

RetailMeNot #2 

Ester-C Product 90ct+ $3/1 (8/30)
Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement $1/1 (8/30)
Nature’s Bounty Stress Comfort Gummy or Sleep (exc. 15ct) $3/1 (8/30)
Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Vitamin or Supplement $2/1 (8/30)
Nestle Pure Life Fruity Water Pack $1/1 (10/1)
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water 8oz+, 12-pack+ $1/1 (10/1)
Osteo Bi-Flex tabl 70ct+ $5/1 (8/30)
Pure Protein Shake 4 pack or 12ct, or Powder 1.4lb+ $4/1 (8/30)
Pure Protein Multipack Bars or any Four Single Bars $2/1 (8/30)
Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (any variety) 3lb-4.5lb bag – Buy One, Get One FREE up to $6.29 B1G1 (8/30)
Sundown Product (inc. Sundown Organics) $2/1 (8/30)

RetailMeNot #3 

Advil 72ct+ $3/1 (8/9)
Advil PM 40ct+ $3/1 (8/9)
Advil 18ct+ OR Advil PM 20ct+ $1/1 (8/29)
Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products (exc. Masks and ETS) $2/2 (8/15)
Centrum or Centrum Silver 50ct+ or Centrum Multi + Probiotics 30ct ETS $4/1 (8/16)
Centrum Multigummies 50ct+ ETS $2/1 (8/16)
Coasmin DS or Cosamin ASU $10/1 (10/4)
Excedrin 20ct+ $1.50/1 (10/4)
Febreze Unstopables, Heavy Duty, Forest and Ocean or Wood (exc. In-Wash Scent Booster and ETS) $2/1 (8/29)
Febreze Product (exc. Febreze Unstopables, Heavy Duty, Ocean and Forest or Wood Scents and ETS) $1/1 (8/15)
Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products (exc. bio:renew, Colo, Body Wash and ETS) $2/2 (8/15)
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product .75/1 (8/30)
Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast Product .55/1 (8/30)

Paper Coupons Are Here to Stay, ahem

Remember when millennials, those young digital natives glued to their cell phones and disdainful of old-school dinosaurs like newspapers and printed coupons, were going to change couponing as we know it? Well, it turns out they grew up, got married, had kids and took out a mortgage – and realized that those pesky little scraps of paper are worth much-needed money in their pockets.

There’s also that small matter of the coronavirus pandemic and the severe economic impact it’s had. Taken together, it seems that coupons – both paper and digital – are becoming more important than ever.  That’s the latest survey as reported in an article in Coupons in the News.

No paper coupons by 2022 – says digital

If an industry leader says it, it must be true. So use your paper coupons while you can, because they will cease to exist a mere year and a half from now!

That’s the bold prediction from the CEO of Quotient Technology, which owns Coupons.com. The company built its business on printed coupons, but has since gone in a more digital direction – and would be rather pleased if everyone else did, too.  Read more of this absurd interview from Coupons in the News.