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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Deals from Readers 5/01

on 5.1.2009 at 8:42am

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Head to Target before Sunday and get 5 boxes of Special K for $1.95!  How?

Buy: (5) Special K Boxes at $2.39 ea
Use: (5) -$1 off Kellogg’s RP 4/05 or printable
Total Due: $6.95

Get a $5 Gift Card at Checkout for buying 5 boxes.

This comes to .39 cents a box.


Now go to Rite Aid.

Johnson Baby Bath, Lotion, Cream, Shampoo or Conditioner is $3 ea this week until Sunday.  Get (8) Baby products and (1) box of Band-Aids for $2.50.  How?

(8) Johnson & Johnson Baby items $3 ea
(1) Johnson & Johnson Band-Aids $2.50 ea
-$5 off $25 Rite Aid printable
(8) – $1 off Johnson’s baby care RP 4/26 or printables
(1) -$1 off Band-Aids RP 4/05
Total Due: $12.50

Get Back: $10 Single Check Rebate #50
($10 wyb $25 in Johnson & Johnson)

Makes it .32 cents ea!!
(thanks Jessica!)

Other Deals —

The Greenville News (4/30) has a coupon for FREE steak at Bloom up to $10!  Good May 1 -5th.  If you are in another area check your paper too.

Use this coupon to get (6) Command hooks for FREE at CVS and get $5 ECB back!   (thanks Coupon Cravings)

Today is the last day to register for the FREE tote from Earth Bound Farms if you did not already. (thanks Alison)

**Thanks to everyone who emails deals or leaves them in the comments.  I get a little focused on grocery deals mid week everyweek, but it is great that you are sharing them!**

    • MiniMidgMom

      There are a lot of comments at the coupon cravings website about CVS not having 6 in stock – do you still get the ECB if they give you a raincheck? Also, is it possible to print just one of the 3M coupons instead of the whole page? I hate to waste that much ink.

      • Jenny

        Yes you can get a raincheck and get the ECB later!! Gotta love CVS.

    • Jimmy

      Is the Hooks at CVS a monthly or weekly deal? Trying to figure out when I need to go.

      Also, what is the hooks deal? How much do you have to buy to get the hooks free.

      Thanks for all you do.

      • Jenny

        The hooks are a week deal part of the 3m weekly deal
        Buy 6 at $2.50 ea
        Use 6 -$2.50 off coupons
        Pay nothing and get $5 back!

    • MiniMidgMom

      All the EarthBound farms totes are gone.

    • lynn

      i am un clear do you print the coupon 6 times or does it come 6 to a package?

    • Has anybody tried the Kellogg’s bar coupon from the Advantage Buy flyer for the Target deal? Bars are part of the sale, as well as crackers (there is an IP floating around for the crackers).

    • lynn

      target doesnt honor copetitores coupons

    • Carole

      My CVS did not have the metal hooks for 2/$5, so the $2.50 Q didn’t apply :-(

    • Teresa

      not many hooks left out there, I had to get a raincheck for 4. I printed the first coupon and then cancelled print on my printer

    • Amh


      I used the coupon from the Advantage Buys flyer at Target to get the deal. It’s a manufacturer’s coupon and it scans just fine :)

    • Amy

      Oops! I see I can’t spell my own name right today!

    • Amy


      I used the coupon for the bars from the Advantage Buy flyer at Target to get the deal. It’s a manufacturer’s coupon and can be used at any store that accepts them.

    • Jennifer

      The metal hooks at my CVS were around $6.00 so that wouldn’t work for me. I’m in Lexington, SC.

    • I can’t seem to find the coupon for the Band-Aids. The only one that I can find in RP 4/05 is one for Nexcare Bandages by 3M. I suppose it is actually a Band-Aid product that works in the deal for Rite Aid Johnson & Johnson deal. Where else might this coupon be? Anyone know?

    • lynn

      did any one try getting the plastic hooks or can you only get the metal hooks as the plastic hooks are the only ones my cvs carries?

    • lynn

      oh good amy how much are the bars at targe? sorry i did nt know you could do that but now that i do i would want to go get some thanks for the 4411

    • Darlene

      Kati – I just found the band-aid $1 coupon in my RP from 4-26-09.

    • Amy

      The bars are on sale for $2.39 this week.

    • lynn

      thank will be getting some sorry i cant seem to spell tosay either

    • Melissa C.

      If you can only get the plastic hooks at your CVS, you can use the $1.50 coupon from the .pdf and get 6 packages for $1.00 (after ECB).

      6 x $2.50 = $15.00
      – 1.50 (6) = $6.00
      Get back $5.00 ECB
      = $1.00

      You don’t have to buy all the hooks at the same place. They add up and then when you buy the 6th one you get the $5.00 ECB.

    • Melissa C.

      Another Rite Aid Scenario, Money Maker (I think? Doublecheck me plz)

      $8.00 (2) Listerine Whitening 16oz.
      $5.00 (2) Bandaid Products
      $7.98 (2) Neosporin
      $4.99 (1) Benedryl
      = $25.97
      -4.00 Listerine in-ad coupon
      -2.00 (2) Listerine SS 3/15, 4/26
      -2.00 (2) Bandaid Products SS 4/26
      -2.00 (2) Neosporin RP 4/26, 3/15, 2/08 or printable
      -1.00 (1) Benedryl Product RP 4/26
      -5.00/$25 Rite Aid coupon
      = $9.97

      Get back $10.00 J&J SCR #50
      Get back $2.00 Listerine Whitening SCR #121
      = $2.03 profit

    • bana

      Thanks so much for posting pdf $5 off Rite Aid coupon. This coupon really comes in handy when combined with their sale items.

      Thanks, again.

    • Courtney

      When I printed the Johnson’s coupon, it states “limit one per purchase.” How can I use 8 coupons at Rite-Aid, or will Rite-Aid still let me use them all? Thanks so much!

      • Jenny

        One per purchase just means one coupon per item purchased. If it said one per transaction or one per household then you would only be able to use one.

    • Jenn

      Melissa, I don’t think that would work, because Listerine is not part of the J&J rebate. I could be wrong, though.

      Jenny, thanks for the heads up on the J&J deal! I just got back from Rite Aid and everything went great:) Now I have lots of goodies to put in gift baskets (we have babies born at our church almost on a weekly basis, it seems:)!).

    • lynn

      each item you get is a purchase if you get three items that is considered three purcheses what they mean is you cant use the same coupon to get that amount off alll three items you would need seperate coupons for each iten you are getting

    • Melissa C.

      Jenn, it says Listerine (excludes Whitening Strips). It shows Smart Rinse and Agent Blue in the ad in the rebate book (pg 9), but doesn’t specify any particular Listerine in the list.

    • lynn

      i do have a question if some one can answere i have been told pdf doesnt scan and also i have been told they dont have diffrent codes so people at the stores wont accept them can any one pleae set me straight on the usage of a pdf coupon thanks

    • Darlene- just found the Band-Aid coupon! Thanks so much!

    • Christie

      Are you allowed to print more than one of the rite aid $5/$25?

    • Sara

      How does the Rite-Aid single check rebate work? I’ve never done that before. Also I can’t get my hands on 5 Special K Qs for the Target deal. Website only lets me print 2, and there are none in my 4/5 RP. Any advice?

    • Courtney

      Thank you all so much for the clarification on the “one per purchase” issue! I’m new to all this, and LOVE this website! Thanks for all you do!

    • Teri

      The Bloom coupon for a free steak is actually a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase. The $10 can be used for any kind of meat.

    • Ayan

      Rite Aid has Kotex and Carefree 18-ct to 22-ct pantyliners on sale for $0.79. Last month I bought two packs of Kotex that had $1 peelies good for ANY Kotex product, so I bought two boxes of liners for $1.59 and used $2 in coupons. This helped defray some of the up-front costs of my latest Rite Aid trip ($40.22 out of pocket, but I get back $13.99 in flexible spending account reimbursements, plus $15.78 in rebates, plus another $10 when I hit the J&J rebate).

    • Margery

      Thank you for posting the $5 of $25! I am able to use these at Publix and save $$ off my grocery bill every week!!!

    • joei

      I just did the hook deal. Oh! I love CVS. My CVS didn’t have the metal ones, she took the Q’s for the regular hooks. They scanned no problem. She also let me use the V8 vusion Q’s on the splash.

      6 packs of hooks
      2 V8 splash
      2 frapacino

      4.08 oop
      8 ecb back

    • CVS is cool like that…I did the hooks and told all the teachers at the elementary school I volutneer at and they have cleaned all three CVS out in the area…ROCK HILL, SC representing. METAL, PLASTIC all of them…so works like a charm.

    • lynn

      maybe i am printing them the wrong way cause mine wouldnt scan could you tell me the proper way to scan pdf coupons thank

    • meg

      Lynn, I just print them out in Adobe reader just like any document. I picked “fast normal” in my printing properties to save on ink and they worked just fine.

      I used the metal hook coupon on silver-colored plastic ones. The Washington Ave. CVS in Houston only has one of those left now!

    • JT

      Thanks Travise…I guess I don’t even have to worry about going out with my coupons…LOL

    • Gloria

      I am new to couponing. What do metal and plastic hooks mean?

    • lynn

      bummer i printed the coupons and they wont scan …… so i guess i cant use that deak i am wondering why some people are having no problem with them scaning and others wont scan any thoughts on that might help thanks and happy couponing

    • beth

      Lynn, I’ve had problems with coupons scanning too . I only have tried 2 at walgreens and they wouldn’t work so I didn’t try again.

    • lynn

      most of my internet printed coupons scan with out a problem i dont know why some people can print pdf and they scan fine while others (like me) print this pdf and it wont scan they act like i am doing something wrong at the store its a bummer

    • Anna

      I had to change my printer properties to best quality so that coupons would scan.

    • Jimmy

      Tried to do the Target deal. They would only let me use one Kellogs coupon though because I was getting $5 back. Made no sense to me at all. Anyone encountered this or know what to do if this happens. I bought it still and was about $1 or so per box, but still wanted it cheaper.

    • lynn

      can any one please explain to me hw flex spending works i keep seeing that have accumulated a bunch but dont know a thing about it thanks for any 411

    • Shannon

      I didn’t have any problem doing the Target deal. I actually did it a little better. I got:
      5 Bx Special K Cereal
      2 Glade Soy Candles
      5 $1 off Kellogs Cereal
      2 $4 Glade Fragrance
      Paid $11.20 and got back 2 $5 gift card, so 5 boxes of cereal and 2 candles cost me $1.20!

      I’d have to demand to see the policy that says you can only use 1 coupon if you are getting something back.

    • Jill

      Some seem to be confused about metal versus plastic hooks. They have hooks that are faux “metal”, they are all plastic, just some are white and some have been made to look like and actual metal hook. Some of their hooks have no plastic on them and are just hook and loop velcro. The $2.50 Q’s are only for the “metal” ones. Hope this helps!

    • chaz

      This was my first attempt and I tried the Get back $10.00 J&J SCR #50 and it didn’t work. should I have asked for the src#50?

    • meg

      lynn, Flex spending is something offered by a lot of employers. They ar also known as cafeteria plans or health savings accounts. You set aside so much from your paycheck pre-tax and submit receipts for qualifying items (health-related) to your employer. You then get reimbursed from your flex account.

    • Are these hooks still on sale or was it just through Sunday?

      • Jenny

        Just through Saturday last week. Sorry.

    • KL


      6-12 packs of coke
      2 bottles aleve
      Case of water
      2 boxes of cereal
      1 box special k bar
      9 bottles of shampoo/conditioner
      2 deodorants
      1 Zantrax energy
      2 Toothpaste
      Paid 35.80 and saved 109.99!!!!!

      (Last minute add)
      2 Aveeno Shampoos
      2 Aveeno Conditioners
      = $25.80
      $5 off $25 Coupon
      4-$2 off coupons
      So that makes it…
      Get $10 ECB TOTAL WAS 14.26 AFTER TAX saved 17.16 (thanks Bowen!)

      Buy 6-12 packs of coke for $24
      Buy Aleve for 2.99-1.00 instant savings=1.99
      Use $5 off $25 coupon
      Pay with $3 ECB + difference
      Get back $10 ECB TOTAL WAS 8.26 AFTER TAX, used $10 ECB from Aveeno deal saved 30.74

      Buy 3 Kellog Cereal for $10 (bought 2 cereal, 1 special k bar)
      Use 2-$1 off coupons
      Buy Case of Water for $4.49
      Pay with $10 ECB from #1 + difference
      Get back $5 ECB from Cereal
      Get back $1 ECB from Water TOTAL WAS 2.63 AFTER TAX saved 17.77

      #3 Buy 2 Colgate Max toothpastes for 5.98
      Use 2-$1 off coupons
      makes it 3.98
      Buy Zantrax for $4.99
      Buy Aleve for 2.99-1.00 instant savings=1.99
      Pay with $5 ECB and $1 ECB from #2 + difference
      Get back $4 ECB from Toothpaste
      Get back $4.99 ECB from Zantrax TOTAL WAS 5.52 AFTER TAX saved 12.40

      #4 Buy 2 Gillette Shampoo, get 2 free=$10
      Buy 2 Old Spice Deod=$5
      Use $1 off 2 Old Spice
      Get a Free Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo for spending $15 on those products
      Use $1 off Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo Coupon
      Pay with $4 ECB and $4.99 ECB from #3 + difference TOTAL WAS 5.13 After TAX saved 31.92

    • Lisa


      You used a coupon for 5 off 25, did you get this via email? I don’t have any from CVS! bummer

    • Lisa

      What is the Advantage Buy flyer from Target? Where can I get that?

    • Dena

      HELP! Can’t find the Kellog’s printable coupon! Is it not available anymore?
      Very new to this…but loving it!!

    • Kristie

      I know Bloom is not one of the preferred stores for deals but they are having Triple coupons up to .99 May 15-17. :)