2 inserts 2/25: SmartSource & Save

Two inserts in this week’s paper (2/25): a puny SmartSource and Save. A few BOGOs in Save.  Not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons we don’t get around Chicago.

SmartSource

Allegra Product (exc. 5ct or 8ct) $5/1 (3/16)
Allegra Allergy 24HR 70ct, 90ct Tablets or 60ct Gelcap Product $10/1 (3/2)
Aspercreme Product (exc. 1.25oz Cream, 1ct Patch and ETS) $2/1 (3/10)
Capzasin Product $2/1 (3/10)
Ensure Complete, Max Protein, High Protein or Plant Based Protein Multipack $5/1 (4/6)
Ensure Multipack $5/1 (4/6)
Glucerna any product $5/1 (4/6)
Icy Hot Product (exc. 1.25oz Cream, 1ct Patch and ETS) $2/1 (3/10)
Unisom Product 15ct or higher (exc. 8ct and ETS) $2/1 (3/10)
Xyzal 24Hr Allergy 80ct+ Product $10/1 (3/2)
Xyzal Product (exc. 10ct) $5/1 (3/16)

Save

Advil 144ct+ or Advil PM 80ct+ $4/1 (3/3)
Advil or Advil PM 18ct+ or any Children’s Advil $1.50/1 (3/9)
Bausch + Lomb Alaway Product $4/1 (4/25)
Bausch + Lomb Opcon-A Product $2/1 (4/25)
Bausch + Lomb Soothe XP Product $4/1 (4/25)
Boost Nutritional Drink Package $3/1 (4/24)
Caress Body Wash 20oz+ or Bar Soap 3ct+ (ETS) $1/1 (3/24)
Cascade Platinum Plus, Platinum, or Complete AcionPacs Tubs 52ct+ (exc. Bags and ETS) $3/1 (3/9)
Dawn Powerwash – BOGO Refill up to $3.99 (exc. Bundles and ETS) (3/9)
Febreze – BOGO Up to $3.30 (exc. Febreze Unstopables, Heavy Duty, Kitchen, Forest, Ocean, Wood, Ember & Mountain Scents and ETS) (3/9)
Flonase Pills 36-48ct or Sprays 60ct+ $4/1 (3/10)
Flonase Pills 96ct or Sprays 120ct+ $8/1 (3/3)
Garnier Skincare Product (exc. 100mL Micellar Water, Wipes, sheet masks and ETS) $2/1 (3/9)
Hellmann’s/Best Foods – BOGO 20oz+ Hellmann’s/Best Foods Product up to $3.99 (3/9)
L’Oreal Paris Superior Preference, Excellence, Feria, LeColor Gloss, Men Expert, Root Precision, Magic Root Cover Up or Root Rescue Product $6/2 (3/16)
OraCoat XyliMelts 20ct, 40ct, or 80ct or OraCoat FreshMelts 40ct $3/1 (3/31)
Pataday Eye Allergy Itch Relief Drops $5/1 (3/25)
Persil Large ProClean Laundry Detergent (100-150oz/38-62ct) $3/1 (3/10)
Persil ProClean Laundry Detergent (ETS) $2/1 (3/10)
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (Base Color and Top Coat) Nail Color $3/1 (4/30)
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Perfect Manicure Nails $1/1 (4/30)
Senokot 30ct, 36ct or 50ct tablets $1/1 (3/25)
Senokot Gummies adult or kids $3/1 (3/25)
Systane Zaditor Eye Drops $3/1 (3/25)
Zyrtec Adult 24-65ct or Children’s Zyrtec 24ct ODT/Chews or 8oz product $5/1 (3/9)
Zyrtec Adult 90ct product+ $10/1 (3/2)

would Kroger/Albertsons merger help?

In case you didn’t get the message the first time Kroger mentioned it 16 months ago, its planned merger with Albertsons won’t result in a monopolistic, competition-destroying behemoth, but better stores and lower prices for everyone. For real!

Kroger “shared additional insights” about its pricing plans, in an announcement this morning, pointing to previous mergers that it says resulted in lower prices.

After acquiring Harris Teeter in 2014, Kroger says it invested more than $125 million to lower prices. Its acquisition of Roundy’s two years later resulted in a similar $100 million investment. In both cases, Kroger says it also invested more than $2 million per store “to enhance the customer experience.” The spending actually contributed to a decline in the company’s gross margin over the years by 5%, Kroger says, as compared to competitors Amazon, Ahold Delhaize, Dollar General and Walmart, all of which increased their gross margins over the same period by 22%, 4%, 2% and 1%, respectively.

Here’s the full Coupons in the News article.

1 SmartSource in 2/11

One SmartSource in this week’s paper (2/11), but it’s a fairly substantial one. Not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons we don’t get around Chicago.

SmartSource

All Free Clear Large-Size Laundry Product 88oz+/32ct+ $2/1 (2/25)
All Free Clear Laundry Product (ETS) $1.50/1 (2/25)
Blue Diamond Almonds 6oz+ cans $1/2 (3/1)
Blue Diamond Almonds 12oz+ bag $1/1 (3/1)
CeraVe Baby Product $4/1 (3/2)
CeraVe Cream or Lotion (exc. Moisturizing Cream 1.89oz and Daily Moisturizing Lotion 3oz) $3/1 (3/2)
CeraVe Healing Ointment Product (exc. 0.35oz size) $3/1 (3/2)
CeraVe Product (exc. 1-pack cleanser bar, ETS and items sold at club retailers) $3/1 (3/2)
Covergirl Eye Product (exc. 1-kit Shadows, Accessories and ETS) $3/1 (2/24)
Covergirl Face Product (exc. Cheekers, Accessories and ETS) $3/1 (2/24)
Covergirl Lip Product (exc. Continuous Color Lipstick, Accessories and ETS) $1/1 (2/24)
Lipo Flavonoid Ear Health Supplement $7/1 (3/9)
Lumify Drops 2.5mL or 7.5mL $3/1 (4/6)
Lumify Eye Illuminations Size: 3.8mL Lash, 15g Eye Cream, 5.4 fl oz Micellar Water $4/1 (4/6)
Mederma Product (exc. Quick Dry Oil 60ml) $5/1 (3/29)
Ocean Spray Juice 64 fl oz $1/2 (3/9)
Ocean Spray Juice 10 fl oz 6ct $1/1 (3/9)
Pepcid 25ct or Higher, Imodium (exc. 6ct), or Lactaid Supplement Product (ETS) $3/1 (3/9)
Snuggle Large Product Fabric Conditioner 75oz, Scent booster 19oz, or Dryer Sheets 105ct+ $2/1 (2/25)
Snuggle Small Product Fabric Conditioner 50oz, Scent Boost 9oz, or Dryer Sheets 80ct or Smaller $1/1 (2/25)
Systane Lubricant Eye Drops 10mL Twin Pack Only $6/1 (3/22)
Systane Lubricant Eye Drops 8mL+ $3/1 (3/22)
ThermaCare Heatwrap (exc. ThermaCare 2ct Neck) $3.50/1 (3/9)
Tylenol Adult Product (ETS) $2/1 (3/8)
Tylenol Children’s or Infants Tylenol Product (exc. Children’s Tylenol Cold, Family Liquid and ETS) $2/1 (3/8)
Tylenol PM Product (ETS) $2/1 (3/8)
Tylenol Precise Product $2/1 (3/8)
Zyrtec Adult 24-65ct, or Children’s Zyrtec 24ct ODT/Chews or 8oz product $5/1 (2/24)
Zyrtec Adult 90ct product+ $10/1 (2/24)

Viagra: British Boner Bonus

A report on the BBC about a study in Neurology posits men taking Viagra have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s. Here’s the full article.

Getty Images A man with a white beard holds a glass of water while taking a pill

Men who take drugs for erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra, may reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests.

In research on more than 260,000 men, those taking the drugs were 18% less likely to develop the dementia-causing condition.

Live from Bikini Bottom: Superbowl LVIII

Why yes, you read that correctly – – The Bikini Bottom crew will be sharing hosting duties for Sunday’s Superbowl LVIII. Our lives are now complete.

<em>Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom</em> will feature SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star live in the booth alongside CBS Sports’ Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle.

Nickelodeon and CBS Sports announced the first-ever alternate telecast for the Super Bowl, which will air on the kid’s television channel on Sunday, February 11, when the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers kick off in Las Vegas. Paramount Global is the parent company of both CBS Sports and Nickelodeon.

The telecast combines animation and graphics with a traditional game-day telecast.

Characters from the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants will join the telecast live. For example, an animated Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) is shown on the sidelines of a real-life football field in promotional photos.

Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) will make her sideline reporting debut during the Super Bowl LVIII telecast live "Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom".

1 SmartSource insert (24 coupons)

One SmartSource insert in this week’s paper (2/4) with a total of 24 coupons 🙁 Not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons we don’t get around Chicago, although I can’t imagine anyone getting worse than this mess.

SmartSource

Airborne Product (exc. Airborne 1ct shot) $3/1 (2/17)
Aleve 80ct+ or Aleve-D Product $3/1 (3/3)
Aleve product 200ct+ or AleveX product (exc. Aleve-D products) $5/1 (2/18)
Allegra product (exc. 5ct or 8ct) $5/1 (2/24)
Allegra Allergy 24HR 10ct, 90ct tablets or 60ct gelcap product $10/1 (2/10)
Astepro Allergy or Children’s Astepro Allergy product 120 sprays+ $8/1 (2/11)
Astepro Allergy or Children’s Astepro Allergy product 60 sprays+ $4/1 (3/3)
Bayer Aspirin product 200ct+ $2/1 (2/18)
Bayer Aspirin product 50ct+ $1/1 (2/18)
Biofreeze (ETS) $2/1 (3/16)
Biofreeze Overnight (ETS) $3/1 (3/16)
Clairol Nice’n Easy Natural Instincts, Root Touch-Up or Blonde It Up Hair Color Products $5/2 (2/17)
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Children’s Claritin 56ct+ (exc. Claritin-D) $10/1 (2/11)
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Claritin-D product 15ct+ or Children’s Claritin product 15ct or 4oz+ $4/1 (3/3)
Claritin-D Non-Drowsy product 15ct+ $8/1 (2/11)
Dulcolax 30ct+ product (exc. bonus packs) $4/1 (2/24)
Dulcolax product (exc. 10ct or smaller stimulant & stool softener) $2/1 (2/24)
Ensure Complete, Ensure Max Protein, Ensure High Protein, or Ensure Plant Based Protein Multipack $4/1 (3/16)
Ensure Multipack $4/1 (3/16)
Glucerna any product $4/1 (3/16)
MegaREd Product $7/1 (2/17)
Xyzal 24Hr Allergy 80ct product+ $10/1 (2/10)
Xyzal product (exc. 10ct) $5/1 (2/24)

2 inserts 1/28: SmartSource & Save

Two inserts in this week’s paper (1/28): a teeny-tiny SmartSource and Save. Not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons we don’t get around Chicago.

SmartSource

ACT Product (ETS) $1.25/1 (2/24)
ACT Product (ETS) $2/2 (2/24)
Gold Bond Lotion or Cream Products (exc. 3oz Healing Hand Cream and ETS) $2/1 (2/17)
Gold Bond Lotion or Cream Products (exc. 3oz Healing Hand Cream and ETS) $3/2 (2/17)
St. Joseph Low Dose Aspirin 90ct+ $2/1 (3/30)
St. Joseph Low Dose Aspirin $1/1 (3/30)

Save

Advil or Advil PM $2/1 (2/24)
Advil or Advil PM $3/2 (2/24)
Aquaphor product $5/1 (2/24)
Boost Nutritional Drink packages $7/2 (2/21)
Cascade Platinum Plus Actionpacs Tub 52Ct or Larger (exc. Bags and Trial/Travel Size) $2.50/1 (2/10)
Colace 28ct or 30ct $1/1 (2/28)
Colace 60ct+ $3/1 (2/28)
Coldeeze 24ct+ $3/1 (3/10)
Country Crock Original Spread Product $1/1 (2/25)
Covergirl Eye Product (exc. 1-kit shadows, Accessories and ETS) $3/1 (2/10)
Covergirl Face Product (exc. Cheekers, Accessories and ETS) $3/1 (2/10)
Covergirl Lip Product $1/1 (2/10)
Dial Body Wash, Mens Body Wash, Kids Body Wash, Tone Body Wash $1/1 (2/11)
Dial Foaming Hand Wash, 11 oz Gel Hand Soap $1/2 (2/11)
Dove Antiperspirant or Deodorant or Dry Spray $2.50/2 (2/10)
Dove Body Wash Product – BOGO up to $8.99 (2/10)
Dove Hair Care Products $4/2 (2/10)
Eucerin Product (details and exc. TBA) $3/1 (2/24)
Febreze Plug Scented Oil Warmer (ETS) $2.30/1 (2/10)
Garnier Skinactive or Green Labs Product $2/1 (2/3)
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Styling Product $3/2 (2/3)
Garnier Nutrisse Color Reviver or Olia Haircolor Products $4/2 (2/3)
Land O Lakes Eggs, any .75/1 (4/28)
Land O Lakes Cage Free or Organic Eggs .75/1 (4/28)
Lindor Products $1.50/2 (2/28)
Maybelline New York Lip Product $2/1 (2/10)
Maybelline New York Face Product $2/1 (2/10)
Maybelline New York Eye Product $2/1 (2/10)
Midnite product $4/1 (3/10)
Nivea Body Lotion Product $2/1 (2/24)
Nivea Body Lotion Product $3/2 (2/24)
Persil Large Proclean Laundry Detergent 100-150oz/38-62ct $3/1 (2/11)
Persil Proclean Laundry Detergent 40-150oz/15-62Ct $2/1 (2/11)
PreserVision product $3/1 (2/28)
PreserVision product $7/2 (2/28)
Purex Crystals In-wash Scent Boosters $2.50/2 (2/11)
Purex Large-Size Laundry Detergent $2/1 (2/11)
Purina Cat Chow, Friskies Dry Cat Food, Fancy Feast or Friskies Wet Cat Food – Save $5 when you spend $25 on any combination $5/$25 (3/3)
Qunol Product $1.25/1 (2/28)
Qunol Product 60ct+ $2/1 (2/28)
RoC Derm Correxion Product (ETS) $5/1 (4/7)
RoC Skincare Product (ETS) $3/1 (4/7)
RoC Skincare Products (ETS) $8/2 (4/7)
Soft Scrub Abrasives $1/1 (2/28)
Soft Scrub Toilet Bowl Cleaning Products $1/1 (2/28)
Superpretzel Product $1/1 (3/10)
Superpretzel Soft Pretzel Bites Product $1/1 (3/10)
Schwarzkopf or Got2b Hair Color $3/1 (2/11)
Schwarzkopf or Got2b Hair Color $7/2 (2/11)
Tums 28ct+ $2/2 (2/27)
Tums 28ct+ $1.50/1 (2/27)
Vasoline Lotion Product $4/1 (3/10)
Viactiv product $1/1 (3/3)
Vivarin 40ct only $3/1 (3/10)
Vivarin 16ct only $1/1 (3/10)
Zegerid OTC 42ct $6/1 (3/13)
Zegerid OTC 14ct or 42ct $3/1 (3/13)

Self-scan discount? Yes, no, not serious

Hate self-checkout? Well, how would you feel about it if your store gave you a 20% discount for scanning and bagging your own groceries?

A second state is now considering making self-checkout discounts mandatory, as well as regulating how many self-checkouts a store can have, and protecting shoppers who accidentally scan their items incorrectly.  Here’s the Coupons in the News article for a short read.

1 SmartSource insert 1/14/24

One tiny SmartSource insert in this week’s paper (1/14). Not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons we don’t get around Chicago.

SmartSource

Activia 12 Pack or 8 Pack $1.50/1 (2/29)
Allegra Product (exc. 5ct & 8ct) $5/1 (2/3)
Allegra Allergy 24HR 70ct, 90ct tablets or 60ct gelcap product $10/1 (1/20)
Campho-Phenique Product $1.50/1 (3/20)
Campho-Phenique Product $4/2 (3/20)
Halls Products 20ct+ $1.25/2 (2/24)
Light + Fit 4 Pack $1/1 (2/29)

2 inserts 1/7: SmartSource & Save

Two inserts in this week’s paper (1/07): SmartSource and Save. Not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons we don’t get around Chicago.  Traditionally the first week of the new year brings a crapton of coupons in multiple inserts…not no mo.

SmartSource

Airborne Product (exc. Airborne 1ct Shot) $3/1 (1/20)
Aleve Product 80ct+ or any Aleve-D Product $3/1 (1/21)
Aleve Product 200ct+ or any AleveX Product (exc. Aleve-D products) $7/1 (1/21)
Astepro Allergy or Children’s Astepro Allergy product 120+ Sprays $10/1 (1/21)
Astepro Allergy or Children’s Astepro Allergy product 60+ Sprays $5/1 (1/21)
Bayer Aspirin Product 200ct+ $4/1 (1/21)
Bayer Aspirin Product 50ct+ $1/1 (1/21)
Breathe Right Product $1.75/1 (3/10)
Breathe Right Products $4/2 (3/10)
Cetaphil Healthy Renew Product $3/1 (2/3)
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion or Moisturizing Cream Product (exc. 4oz or less) $3/1 (2/3)
Cetaphil product (exc. 4oz or less – Daily Facial Cleanser, Gentle Skin Cleanser, Moisturizing Lotion or Moisturizing Cream, 10oz or less Cetaphil Baby, Single Bars, 25ct Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths and Cetaphil Kits) $2/1 (2/3)
Citracal product 110ct+ $4/1 (2/4)
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Children’s Claritin 100ct+ (exc. Claritin-D) $12/1 (1/21)
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Children’s Claritin 56ct+ (exc. Claritin-D) $10/1 (1/21)
Claritin Non-Drowsy, Claritin-D product 15ct+ or Children’s Claritin product 15ct or 4oz+ $4/1 (2/4)
Claritin-D Non-Drowsy Product 15ct+ $10/1 (1/21)
Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrushes, Mouthwashes or Mouth Rinses 400ml+ $2/2 (1/31)
Colgate Toothpastes 2.1oz+ (exc. Cavity Protection, Baking Soda & Peroxide, Sparkling White, Triple Action, 2in 1 Icy Blast, Whitening 4.6 oz, Ultra, Kids & Bonus Packs) $2/2 (1/31)
Ducolax product (exc. 10ct or smaller stimulant & Stool Softener) $2/1 (1/27)
Dulcolax 30ct+ product (exc. Bonus Packs) $4/1 (1/27)
Ensure Max Protein Multipack $4/1 (2/17)
Ensure Multipacks $7/2 (2/17)
Flintstones Multivitamin Product 60ct+ $2/1 (1/21)
Florastor Product $4/1 (2/17)
Florastor Product $8/1 (1/20)
Glucerna Product $4/1 (2/17)
Gold Bond Lotion or Cream Products (exc. 3oz Healing Hand Cream and ETS) $2/1 (1/27)
Gold Bond Lotion or Cream Products (exc. 3oz Healing Hand Cream and ETS) $3/2 (1/27)
Huggies Diapers package (exc. 9ct or less) $2/1 (2/10)
MegaRed Advanced Product $7/1 (1/20)
MiraLax product 45+ dose or Mix-In Packs 20ct+ $8/1 (1/21)
MoveFree any product $5/1 (1/20)
Neuriva Brain Health Supplement 30-60ct (exc. Ultra 14ct and all Neuriva Sleep Products) $7/1 (1/20)
One A Day Multivitamin 110ct+ $8/2 (1/21)
One A Day Multivitamin Product or any One A Day Prenatal Product 65ct+ $2/1 (1/21)

Save

Abolene Moisturizing Cleanser $3/1 (2/10)
All Free Clear Large-Size Laundry Detergent 88oz/32ct+ (ETS) $2/1 (1/21)
All Free Clear Laundry Detergent (ETS) $1.50/1 (1/21)
Bausch+Lomb Ocuvite product $5/1 (2/29)
BOOST Nutritional Drinks $6/2 (2/4)
Cascade Platinum Pus, Platinum Or Complete ActionPacs Tubs 52ct+ (exc. Bags and ETS) $3/1 (1/20)
CeraVe Baby Product $4/1 (1/27)
CeraVe Healing Ointment Product $3/1 (1/27)
CeraVe Product $3/1 (1/27)
Clear Care or Clear Care Plus Solution 12oz+ $3/1 (2/16)
Clear Care or Clear Care Plus Solution Twin Pack Only $6/1 (2/16)
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara $7/2 (1/20)
Covergirl Simply Ageless Face Product $4/1 (1/20)
Dawn Jug 54.8oz-70oz – BOGO Dawn EZ-Squeeze 12oz-15oz FREE up to $2.99 (ETS) (1/20)
Eggland’s Best Cage Free Eggs .50/1 (4/7)
Eggland’s Best Eggs .50/1 (4/7)
Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs or Frozen Items .50/1 (4/7)
Eggland’s Best Organic Eggs .50/1 (4/7)
Ester-C Tablet 60ct $2/1 (2/4)
Ester-C Tablet 90ct-120ct $3/1 (2/4)
Genteal Tears Eye Drops $3/1 (2/16)
IBGARD or FDGard Product 12ct $2/1 (3/7)
IBGARD or FDGard Product 36ct+ $4/1 (3/7)
Lipo Flavonoid Ear Health Supplement $7/1 (2/10)
Listerine Mouthwash 300ml+, Pocketpacks 72ct+ or Pocketmist 2ct $1/1 (2/6)
Nature’s Truth Vitamin or Supplements $1/1 (3/3)
Nature’s Truth Vitamin or Supplements $3/2 (3/3)
Opti-Free Puremoist or Opti-Free Replenish 10oz+ $3/1 (2/16)
Opti-Free Puremoist or Opti-Free Replenish Twin Pack Only $6/1 (2/16)
Osteo Bi-Flex Item 120ct-180ct $10/1 (2/4)
Osteo Bi-Flex Item 30ct-88ct $5/1 (2/4)
Osteo Bi-Flex EASE Product $7/1 (2/4)
Refresh Optive Mega-3 30ct or 60ct product $5/1 (3/9)
Refresh any product $8/2 (3/9)
SlowMag Mg Product $4/1 (2/7)
Splenda Granulated Pouch Item $4/1
Splenda Product $1/1
Splenda Product $3/1
Suave Antiperspirant or Deodorant Product (exc. twin packs and ETS) .50/1 (1/20)
Suave Body Wash product (exc. twin packs and ETS) $1/1 (1/20)
Suave Lotion (exc. 3oz and ETS) $1/1 (1/20)
Suave Professional Gold or Green Shampoo or Conditioner, Kids or Men’s Hair (ETS) $1/1 (1/20)
Systane Lubricant Eye Drops 8ml+ $3/1 (2/18)
Systane Lubricant Eye Drops Twin Pack Only $6/1 (2/16)
Thayers Full-Size Product (exc. 3oz Toners & Mists) $2/1 (1/21)