3 inserts this Sunday (8/25)

We’re supposed to get three inserts in this Sunday’s paper (8/25), a SmartSource, RMT and September P&G.  Remember, not all papers carry the same coupons or same values.

Smart Source

Act $1/1 product ETS (9/21)
Act $1/1 Dry Mouth product (9/21)
Act $1/1 Kids Product ETS (9/21)
Blue Diamond $1.50/2 5oz bags or 6oz cans Almonds (10/27)
Blue Diamond $1/1 10oz or larger bag of almonds (10/27)
Blue Diamond .75/1 Box Nut Thins Crackers (10/27)
Capzasin $1/1 Product (9/29)
Cheerios $1/2 Multiple Varieties (10/5)
Claritin $10/1 Non-Drowsy Liquigels 60ct or Claritin Tabl 70ct+ ETS (9/1)
Claritin $6/1 Non-Drowsy 30ct+ (9/1)
Claritin $4/1 Non-Drowsy 30ct+ (9/22)
Claritin $4/1 Childrens Non-Drowsy 8oz or 20ct or larger or Ready Tabs for Juniors 30ct (9/22)
Claritin D $8/1 any Non-Drowsy 15ct+ (9/1)
Claritin D $4/1 any Non-Drowsy 15ct+ (9/22)
Clairol B1G1 Free Nice n Easy or Permanent Root Touch-up Hair Color up to $7.99 (9/7)
Clairol B1G1 Free Natural Instincts Hair Color up to $7.99 exc. Natural Instincts Crema Keratina (9/7)
Colgate $1/1 Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Essentials or Sensitive Toothpaste 3oz+ (9/7)
Colgate $1/1 360 Manual Toothbrush excluding Colgate Plus, triple action, extra clean and classic clean (9/7)
Covergirl $3/1 +Olay Product exc. accessories ETS (9/21)
Covergirl $2/1 Lashblast Mascara exc. accessories ETS (9/21)
Depend $3/1 Product 8ct+ (9/28)
Depend $3/1 Package realfit, silhouette or night defense product 8ct+ (9/28)
Energizer $1.25/1 Batteries or Flashlight (10/5)
Ensure $4/2 multipacks (10/5)
General Mills $1/2 Boxes of Cereal Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros (10/5)
General Mills $1/2 Boxes of Cereal Chex, FiberOne, Multigrain Cheerios, Wheaties, Basic4, Raisin Nut Bran, Oatmeal Crisp, Total, Nature Valley Granola Pouches (10/5)
Glade Free Plugins Warmer up to $2.00 valid on 1ct or 2ct warmer only packs, exc. refill and warmer packs (9/21)
Glade $1/2 Products excludes Solids and aerosol room spray products 8oz (10/5)
Glade $1/1 3 wick candle 6.8oz or larger automatic spray refill (10/5)
Glucerna $4/2 Products (10/20)
Icy Hot $1/1 Aspercreme, Capzasin, Sportsream, Arthritis Hot or FlexAll Product (9/29)
Icy Hot $5/1 Smart Relief Starter Kit Product (9/29)
Kens $1/2 Dressings 16oz+ (9/30)
Ken’s $1/1 Simply Vinegrette (9/30)
Kentucy Kernel .50/1 Seasoned Flour (12/25)
Kids! .75/1 pouch fruit probiotics (12/31)
Kleenex .75/3 facial tissue 30ct+/ any bundle pack or 1 Kleenex wet wipes 20ct+ (9/22)
Land O Frost .75/1 Pkg Premium Sliced Meats or Canadian Bacon (9/30)
Land o Frost $1.25/1 Premium sub Sandwich Kit (9/30)
Pepcid $2/1 Product, Immodium or Lactaid dietary supplements ETS (9/21)
Poise $3/1 Product (pads, liners or impressa bladder supports) not valid on 14-26 ct liners or 10 ct pads (9/28)
Ragu .60/2 Pasta Sauces (9/22)
Ragu .75/1 Simply Pasta Sauce (9/22)
Russell Stover $1/1 Box 8oz or larger or any (2) 4oz or larger (9/30)
Sargento .50/2 Sliced Natural Cheese (10/20)
Sargento .50/2 Shredded Natural Cheese (10/20)
White Castle .75/1 Slider 4 or 6ct (9/30)
White Castle $1.50/1 Slider 16ct+ (9/30)


All $1/1 Laundry Detergent ETS (9/21)
Benefiber $2/1 Product (9/22)
Citrucel $2/1 Product (9/22)
Cosamin $8/1 DS for Joint Health or Cosamin ASU for Joint Health (10/15)
Country Crock $1/1 45oz or 30oz product (9/8)
Deer Park $1.25/1 Sparkling Natural Spring Water .5l or 12oz 8 packs any flavor (10/6)
Deer Park $1.50/3 Sparkling Natural Spring Water 1l bottles any flavor (10/6)
Dixie $1/2 Plates and Bowls (9/25)
Exlax $1/1 or Perdiem Product (9/22)
Garnier $4/2 Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Sytling Products exc. 2oz, 2.9oz and 3oz travel sizes (9/7)
Gas-X $1/1 18ct+ (9/22)
Gaviscon $1/1 12oz or larger (9/25)
Hellmann’s $1/1 Real Mayonnaise 11.5oz+ variety sauce 11oz product (9/22)
Kellogg’s $1/2 Rice Krispie Treats 8ct+ any flavor, mix or match (10/6)
Maille $1/1 Product (9/21)
Tums $1/1 28ct+ (9/25)


Always $2/1 Discreet Incontinence Prodcut exc. other always products ETS (9/28)
Always $1/1 Radiant, Infinity, Pure, Ultra, or maxi pads 11ct or higher exc. always liners and always discreet ETS (9/28)
Cascade .25/1 Dishwasher detergent or Rinse Aid OR Dishwasher cleaner ETS (9/7)
Charmin .25/1 Flushable Wipes exc. 10ct ETS (9/7)
Crest $1/1 Mouthwash 473ML 16oz or larger ETS (9/7)
Crest $2/1 Toothpaste 3oz or more exc. Cavity, Regular, Baking Soda, Tartar control/Protection, F&W Pep Gleem & Kids ) ETS (9/7)
Dawn $1/2 Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Products OR Dawn Platinum Foam exc. Simply clean ETS (9/7)
Downy $3/1 WrinkleGuard Liquid Fabric Conditioner 40 oz or larger, Downy WrinkleGuard She 80ct or larger or one Bounce WrinkleGuard She 80ct or larger exc. Downy Natural Blends, Downy In-Wash scent boosters, downy infusions, down unstopables, fresh product, downy Libre Enjuague ETS (9/28)
Downy $2/1 WrinkleGuard Liquid Fabric Conditioner 25oz or Downy WrinkleGuard Sheet 40 to 60 ct or bounce WrinkleGuard She 40ct to 60ct OR Bounce Rapid Touch-Up 3 in 1 spray 9.7oz exc. Downy Natural Blends, Downy In Wash Scent Boosters, Downy Infusions, Downy Unstopables, Fresh Protect, Downy Libre Enjuague ETS (9/28)
Downy $2/1 Liquid Fabric Conditioner 72ld or larger (includes Downy Natural Blends 67oz or larger or Downy Odor Product 48oz or larger) OR Bounce/Downy She 130ct or larger OR In-Wash Scent Boosters 8.6oz or larger inc. Downy Unstopables, Infusions, Fresh Product and Odor protect exc. Gain/fireworks, dreft blissfuls, downy/bounxce wrinkleguard, downy libre enjuague ETS (9/21)
Downy $1/1 Liquid Fabric conditioner 48ld to 60ld (includes downy infusions, downy nature blends 44oz and downy odor protect 32oz) OR Bounce/Downy She 70ct to 120ct or In-Wash Scent Boosters 5.7oz inc. downy unstopables, infusions, fresh protect, odor protect and dreft blissfuls exc. gain fireworks, downy/bounce wrinkleguard, downy Libre Enjuague ETS (9/21)
Dreft $2/1 Newborn or Dreft Active Baby Detergent or Dreft Pure Laundry Detergent ETS (9/28)
Febreeze B1G1 FREE up to $3 ETS (9/28)
Febreeze Get one plug scented oil warmer FREE up to $3 ETS (9/7)
Fixodent $2.50/1 Adhesive twin or triple pack 1.4oz or larger ETS (9/7)
Gain $2/2 dishwashing liquid products 21.6oz or larger exc. 8oz and ETS (9/7)
Gillette $3/1 Disposable 2ct or larger exc. Sensor 2ct and Venus products (9/28)
Gillette $2/1 Razor exc. Disposables, Venus Products ETS (9/28)
Gillette $1/1 Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 3.8oz or larger (9/7)
Head & Shoulders $3/2 Product 10oz+ or Royal Oils ETS (9/7)
Head & Shoulders $1/1 Product 10oz+ or Royal OIils ETS (9/7)
Herbal Essence $3/2 BIO:renew Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling products exc. masks, 100ml shampoo and conditioner, color and body wash ETS (9/7)
Luvs $1/1 Diapers ETS (9/7)
Metamucil $1/1 Fiber Supplement Product exc. fiber thins ETS (9/7)
Mr. Clean .50/1 Product ETS (9/7)
Olay $1/1 Skin Care Product ETS (9/28)
Olay $2/1 Eyes Product exc. prox eye restoration complex ETS (9/28)
Olay $2/1 Regenerist Facial Moisturizer ETS (9/28)
Olay $1/2 Bar Soap 4ct or larger, Body Wash, Hand and Body Lotion or in-shower body lotion exc. 1 bar ETS (9/14)
Old Spice $1/2 Hair Products ETS (9/7)
Old Spice $1/2 Anti Perspirant/Deodorant, Body Wash or Bar Soap exc. twin packs and high endurance ETS (9/7)
Oral-B $1/1 Adult Manual Toothbrush exc. kids, healthy clean and Cavity defense ETS (9/7)
Pampers $3/2 Bags OR one box of Pampers Diapers OR Easy ups Training Underwear ETS (9/7)
Pampers $3/2 bags or ONE box of pampers easy ups Training underwear OR UnderJams Absorbent Night Wear ETS (9/7)
Pantene $5/3 Products including Gold Series Collection ETS (9/7)
Pantene $1/1 Product including Gold Series Collection ETS (9/7)
Pantene $2/1 Styler or Treatment ETS (9/7)
Prilosec $2/1 OTC product (9/7)
Puffs .25/1 Facial tissues exc. Multi-Packs, Puffs to go or singles ETS (9/7)
Secret $2/1 Clinical 1.6oz or larger (9/7)
Secret $1/2 Fresh, Outlast OR Aluminum Free 2.4oz or larger (9/7)
Sinex $1/1 Product ETS (9/28)
Tampax $1/1 Pearl, Radiant or Pure tampons 14ct or higher (9/28)
Tide $2/1 Pods exc. Tide Liquid/Powder Laundry Detergent, Tide Simply, Tide Simply Pods, Tide Pods 9ct or smaller ETS (9/21)
Tide $2/1 Detergent or Tide Pure Clean or Tide Antibacterial Spray exc. Tide Pods, Tide Rescue, Tide Simply, Tide Simply Pods, Tide Detergent 10oz, Studio by Tide ETS (9/28)
Tide $2/1 Studio exc. Tide Pureclean, Tide Pods, Tide Rescue, Tide Simply, Tide Simply Pods, Tide Laundry Detergent ETS (9/28)
Vaporub $1/1 or Baby Rub, Vapoinhaler, Vapopatch or Vapocream product exc. Vapocool products ETS (9/14)
Venus $3/1 or Daisy Disposables 2ct or larger exc. Daisy 2ct (9/28)
Venus $2/1 Razor exc. disposables (9/28)
Vicks $3/2 Dayquil, Nyquil, Sinex or Vaporub products exc. 8ct Dayquil and Nyquil ETS (9/14)
Vicks $1/1 VapoCOOL drops exc. VapoRub. ZzzQuil, PureZzzs ETS (9/14)
Vicks $1/1 DayQuil OR NyQuil Product exc. 8ct DayQuil and NyQuil ETS (9/28)
ZZZQuil $1/1 or Pure ZZZs product (9/7)

Bad economy = more & less coupon use

The state of the economy is a pretty good predictor of the popularity of coupons. When the economy is bad, interest in coupons perks up. When the economy is good, coupon use declines. But can this predictor work the other way around? That is to say, if coupon use is on the rise, does that mean there are tough economic times ahead?

That’s a little like saying when it rains, umbrellas become more popular – and when umbrellas are popular, it must mean it’s going to rain. The cause-and-effect doesn’t really work both ways.  Here’s the Coupons in the News article.

do your Walgreens shopping…at Kroger

If you stop into your local Walgreens and find that it looks like a Kroger – or if you visit Kroger and wonder if you’ve wandered into a Walgreens – it’s not your imagination. The two retailers are expanding a partnership that will see more Kroger-branded grocery departments in dozens of Walgreens stores, as well as Walgreens-branded health and beauty departments in Kroger locations. Original post here.

The changes will begin in Knoxville, Tennessee this fall, ahead of a possible nationwide rollout if the test is considered a success. It’s an expansion of a pilot program that began at a handful of Walgreens locations in Northern Kentucky last year – but the new wrinkle involves the changes that will now be affecting Kroger stores as well.

17 Knoxville-area Kroger stores will now effectively outsource their health and beauty departments to Walgreens. The Kroger locations will host a Walgreens store-within-a-store, complete with Walgreens signage, featuring Walgreens beauty, personal care, wellness products and over-the-counter medications. Coupons in the News article here.

Fool the Trackers!

Mozilla (Firefox) does lots of things to protect our online privacy – this one is from their latest email.  Just so you know, it DOES open up 100 tabs based on which of the categories you select (wealthy, influencer, etc.).  Very fast to load and easy to delete, but FUN!

We built this crazy tool to fool the advertisers who track you around the web. It opens 100 tabs of pure madness to confuse the trackers about who you are, what you like, and to mess up the profile advertisers build to target you online. (And it’s pretty fun!) Try it now »

Clorox vs Lysol…mud wrestling rematch

If one household cleanser manufacturer can fling mud at a competitor, the competitor is now showing that it can fling some mud right back.

It seems keeping your home clean can be dirty work.

Lysol manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser has responded to competitor Clorox’s recent lawsuit with a countersuit – claiming that Clorox is guilty of some of the same deceptive advertising that it accuses Reckitt of engaging in.  The entire article here.

9/21/19 is Free Museum Day – get tkts!

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people.  You can choose by location, type of museum or if you already have a name, just enter it!  Last year we did the Mayslake Peabody Estate and it was so cool.

Way-back posts (8/2010)

These popped up from 2010 and I had to chuckle when I remembered how sweet they were.  Driving back with PITA in her booster seat getting bopped on the head by toilet paper with every turn 🙂

Read online about Wags clearancing the Cottenelles for a buck or less. Well, since I just happened to have a whole load of $1 coupons, why not? Took a drive and we’re set for a couple of years. Well, I hope we’re set, since we’re talking 168 packages. The asst mgr was so excited she wanted to print out a duplicate receipt to post on the wall, showing people how you can save shopping at Walgreens.  Oh, how much did I spend?  Less than $12.

[also from 8/2010, about a Jewel sale on Gold Peak tea] As well you might ask.  This was another strange deal…..Coca Cola product, for which I had fifty cent coupons.  With a BOGO, it ended up costing me low tax, or two cents a bottle. Lost count after 190 bottles. People are starting to refer to my Beverage Basement.

2 inserts this Sunday (8/18)

We’re supposed to get two inserts in this Sunday’s paper (8/18), a SmartSource and RMT.  Sometimes you’ll find your paper has divided them differently (maybe into 3 instead of 2 or vice-versa).  And not all papers carry the same coupons or even the same values.


Alka Seltzer $1/1 Effervescent product (9/15)
Alka Seltzer $1/1 Reliefchews or Gummies Product (9/15)
Allegra $3/1 Children’s Allergy (9/7)
Allegra $5/1 24HR 24ct or larger or any Size Allegra-D (9/7)
Bausch & Lomb $2/1 Lumify 2.5ml product (10/19)
Bausch & Lomb $4/1 Lumify 7.5ml product (10/19)
Borden $1/1 Gallon or (2) half gallons Borden Mild (10/19)
Borden .50/1 Quart or (1) Pint of Borden Milk (10/19)
Chex Mix .50/2 bags 3.7oz or larger Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Bugles, Gardettos or Food Should Taste Good Chips (10/12)
Colgate .50/1 Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 200ml or larger (8/31)
Colgate .50/1 Toothpaste 3.0oz or larger excludes 2.8oz, 2.8oz bonus ETS (8/31)
Drano $1/1 Product (9/28)
Edge $1/1 Edge, Skintimate, Schick Hydro or Schick xtreme gel, foam or cream excludes 2oz and 2.75 oz (9/7)
Evian $1/1 Multipack or any (2) single serve bottles (9/30)
Farm Rich $1.25/1 Mozzarella Sticks (11/15)
Farm Rich $1/1 Disney and Pixar Toy Story 4 Mozzarella Shapes (10/26)
Farm Rich $1/1 Grilled Cheese Sticks (10/26)
Fiber One .50/2 boxes Flavor Fiber one Chew Bars, 90 Calorie Products (bars or brownies) Protein Chew Bars, Streusel Bars, Cheesecake Bars, Cookies, Layered Chew Bars, Protein Nut Bars, Brownei Bites, Cookie Bites, Mini Bars, Supreme Brownies or 90 Calorie Bars (10/12)
Flipz .75/1 5oz or larger (10/31)
Frigo $1/1 Cheese Heads String Cheese (9/30)
Honey Maid .75/2 Grahams any variety 14ct+ (9/28)
Johnson’s $1/1 product exc. kid’s haircare ETS (9/14)
Johnson’s $2/1 product exc. kid’s haircare ETS (8/31)
Johnsonville $2/1 2.85lb, 12 link, any variety (10/6)
Juicy Juice .55/1 Product exc. 4ct juice boxes (10/7)
Land o Frost $1/1 6-8oz package Bistro Favorites 100% Natural (9/30)
Nasacort $3/1 Children’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR 60 spray (9/7)
Nasacort $5/1 Allergy 24HR 120 Sprays + (9/7)
Natrol $2/1 Product (10/13)
Natrol $5/1 Cognium (10/13)
Nivea $1/1 Body Lotion, In-Shower Body Lotion or Crème Product (8/31)
Nivea $3/2 Body Lotion, In-Shower Body Lotion or Crème Products (8/31)
Nonni’s $1/2 Biscotti (10/18)
Nonni’s $1/2 THINaddictives (10/18)
Oxiclean $1/1 Odor Blasters, White Revive or Dark Protect Laundry Additive (9/17)
Oxiclean $1/1 Versatile Stain Remover or Color Boost Color Brightener + Stain Remover (9/17)
Oxiclean .50/1 any pretreat (9/17)
Pilot $1/1 2-pack or larger Frixon Pens (10/15)
Pilot $1/1 2pack or larger Precise Pens (10/15)
Pilot $1/1 G2 Pens 4pk + (10/15)
Pilot $1/1 pack Dr. Grip Pens (10/15)
Schick $2/1 Schick Hydro or Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Refill or Schick Hydro Disposable Razor Pack excludes Schick Women’s Razor or Refill & Schick Quattro Titanium & Hydro Silk Disposable (9/7)
Schick $2/1 Schick Intuition or Intuition l.a.b., Schick Hydro Silk or Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill or Schick Intuition l.a.b. or Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor Pack excludes men’s razor or refill and Schick Quattro for Women disposable (9/7)
Schick $3/1 Schick Disposable or Skintimate Disposable or Schick Xtreme5 or Shichk Hydro Silk 3 Razor or Refill excludes Schick Xtreme2 2 & 6ct, xtreme 3 1ct, and Skintimate Twin Blades Disposable 2 & 6ct (9/7)
Sunsweet $1/1 Dried Fruit Product (11/15)
Tom’s of Maine $1.50/1 New Natural Strength Deodorant (9/30)
Tom’s of Maine $1/1 Kid’s Toothpaste ETS (9/30)
Tom’s of Maine $2.50/2 Toothpaste ETS (9/30)
Xyzal $3/1 Allergy 24HR 10ct or Children’s 5oz (9/7)
Xyzal $5/1 Allergy 24HR 35ct+ (9/7)


Combat $3/2 Roach Products (9/15)
Covergirl $2/1 Face Product exc. cheekers and accessories ETS (9/14)
Covergirl $2/1 Mascara Product exc. accessories ETS (9/14)
Covergirl $1/1 Lip Product exc. accessories ETS (9/14)
Dove $2/1 Shower Foam Product 13.5oz + ETS (8/31)
Dove $1.25/1 Advanced Care or Clinical Deodorant Product exc. Men Dove men+care and multipacks ETS (8/31)
Dove Men+Care $2/1 Foaming Body Wash Product 13.5oz+ ETS (8/31)
Flonase $4/1 Proudct 60ct+ (9/15)
Flonase $8/1 Product 120ct+ (8/25)
Friskies $1/4 1.2oz cups of little snaps wet cat food compliments any variety (10/14)
Friskies $2/32 5.5oz cans or 1 32ct variety pack of Friskies wet cat food any variety (10/14)
Friskies $1/1 16 lb or larger bag dry cat food any variety (10/14)
Garnier $2/1 Nutrisse, Olia or Retouch Express Hair color Product (9/7)
Garnier $5/2 Nutrisse, Olia or Express Retouch Hair color Products (9/7)
Jimmy Dean $0.75/1 Refrigerated Items (9/15)
Jimmy Dean $1/2 Items (9/15)
Loreal $3/2 Paris Elvive Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment (8/31)
Loreal $2/1 Paris Elvive Treatment exc. 1oz treatment ETS (8/31)
Loreal $2/1 Paris Superior Preference or Excellence hair color product (9/14)
Perdue .75/1 Refrigerated/Frozen Fully cooked chicken product (Perdue, Perdue Simply Smart Organics, Perdue Harvest Land or Perdue Harvest Land Organic Brands (9/27)
Perdue $1/2 Refrigerated fully cooked chicken products (Perdue, Perdue Simply Smart Organics or Perdue Harvest Land Brands) (9/28)
Perrier $1/1 Juice 4 pack (9/16)
Perrier $1/1 Carbonated Mineral water multipack inc. 0.5 L 6pack, 0.5 L 24 pack, 750ml glass 12 pack and slim can 10pk (9/18)
Persil $1/1 Proclean Laundry Detergent exc. 6 loads or less ETS (9/21)
Persil $3/1 Proclean Laundry Detergent 38ct disks or 100oz liquid or larger exc. all sizes below 100 oz and 38ct (9/21)
Purex .50/1 Laundry Detergent Any Size (9/15)
Purex .50/1 Crystals in-wash fragrance booster any size (8/27)
Purex $1/1 4-in-1 packs laundry detergent any size (9/15)
Purex $1/1 Crystals in-wash fragrance booster 39oz size only (8/27)
Quilted Northern .50/1 Bath Tissue, 6 double roll or larger (9/18)
Vaseline $2/1 Hand & Body Lotion 6.8oz+ ETS (8/31)

Victoria’s Revenge

What’s a teenager to do when she suddenly finds herself in serious financial trouble and can’t pay up?

She just might turn to her mother for assistance. Especially if a court orders Mom to help out.

That’s what happened in Indiana this week, as convicted mother-daughter coupon scammers were ordered to jointly pay more than $100,000 to Victoria’s Secret. And if they don’t come up with the cash within a year, they could end up behind bars.  Read more about these two goofs here.

Sweat to save – couponing in the heat

If you’ve ever complained that it’s hard to get any work done when your office is too cold, it’s not your imagination. According to a new study, not only are we more productive in warmer temperatures – we’re better couponers, too.

“Role of Ambient Temperature in Influencing Willingness to Pay in Auctions and Negotiations” appears in the most recent edition of the Journal of Marketing. The study’s authors find that the hotter it is, the better we are at shopping, and saving.  Read the entire article here.