This week there are:
(All at Target)
free string cheese–print target coupon for .50 off 2 Market Pantry cheeses. Target sells string cheese individually for .25 each. Buy 2, get both free!
free animal crackers–Print the Target coupon for $1 off 2 Nabisco cookies. Use on 2 boxes animal crackers @ .50 each.
free excedrin–Target has it on sale this week for $1.97, with $2 off coupons in this weekend’s paper.
free tylenol–$1 off Tylenol printable, Target has them for .97 each in the trial sizes.
free condoms–$2 off Any Durex product, Target and other stores have them in trial sizes under $2.
Looks like its time to stock up on some basics!
Stockpiling is a key ingredient to really saving big $$ with coupons. When you see a deal on something you use regularly–cheese (which freezes), cookies, medicines, cereals, shampoos, etc, stock up on it. My rule of thumb is:
25-40% off–get a few
50-70% off–get 6 months worth
75-100% off–get a year’s worth
For example, several months back Kellogg’s cereal was on sale at Target for $2.33 a box. There was a manufacturer coupon for $1 off any box, and a Target coupon for $1 off any box. That brought my total down to .33 a box. Now, that’s a substantial savings on Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran, etc. I bought 20 boxes at that price–$6.70 plus taxes–enough for about 6-8 months. Enough to last through their expiration date. Recently there were baby wipes for free at Target–I have enough for a year or two. I have stockpiles of laundry detergent, dish detergent, fabric softener, cat food, toilet paper, paper towels, juice, diapers, wipes, cake mixes, candy, soda, boxed potatoes, spaghetti sauce, shampoo, toothpaste and more. I have enough of each of those things to last me 6 months. I didn’t buy all of those at once–instead, it was a month by month, week by week collection.