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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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The word is out that starting today, you can get Kellogg’s Cereal for free.  Your call on whether it is free or 66 cents each…

Kellogg’s Cereals $2.66 ea, Buy 3 Get 1 Free

-$1 off Kellogg’s printable (store coupon)
-$1 off various Kellogg’s printables
Other Kellogg’s printables

If your store allows you could:

Buy: (4) Kellogg’s Cereals
(4) $1 off store coupons
(4) $1 off manufacturer coupons
Total Due: Nothing

Why might your store not allow it??

1.  It’s really against the usage terms of the store coupon.  Each Target coupon clearly states “one per transaction”.  This is a bit of soap box for me since many bloggers/couponers disregard those words.

2.  You are not paying for the 4th item so they my not let you use coupons on it.  (They should since it is an item that you are buying they just set the price at $0.00).

So all that said, you are really looking at 66 cents a box if done in seperate transactions.  (I think that’s still a great deal!)

    • I try not to advocate using more than 1 type of Target coupon per transaction unless it’s a deal where I think Target SHOULD allow it (a gift card deal for instance where it only makes sense). Really it’s a YMMV so I prefer to only suggest doing what the rules specify. I’m going to plan on $.66 each, which is a better cereal deal than I’ve been able to find near my home on months anyway. Thank you for the deal!

      • Sharon in SC

        AMEN and Thank you for pointing this out! If the coupon says LIMIT 1 then we should be GRATEFUL for the one. What are we teaching our children if we say “Well if we can get it over a young cashier then it’s ok”… What would you tell your children if you tell them “Only 1 piece of candy” and they keep going back. “Mom, I thought it was OK as long as I didn’t get caught” There are SO MANY good deals and we are saving so much, lets just keep it HONEST.

    • Teresa-QOCD

      This could be used with the $10 jean offer, when you buy 5 special K and send in the tokens.

    • Aymie

      My Target is very strict, they scrutinize every single coupon, so I most likely will not be able to do this deal… :(

      • Rebecca

        You haven’t learned how to profile yet? Go for the high school aged boys. They always take ALL of the coupons. LOL!

        • Jennifer

          I got a good laugh for that, so true. I once had a girl at Target who had to do math in order to get me the correct change and just ended up giving me a quarter instead, I always look for her.

          • Susan

            I have 2 teenage daughters, and I hate to think that Adults take advantage of the fact that they don’t “know” how coupons work…Its a shame that you don’t practice Coupon Etiquette. That is why stores have gotten so funny about coupon shoppers…they see that some take advantage of the system. The way I see it is at least I am saving something…everything in life doesn’t have to be Free.

            • Grace

              As a cashier (who is someone who not only works but also represents the company that they are paid to work for), they should pay more attention to coupons. Shame on them.

            • Susan

              Do you get trained on coupons?

            • Susan

              And as an Adult…we should do the right thing…

            • anna

              Susan i totaly agree with you!onesty for me come before savings

    • Rebecca

      For those of you that don’t like to print coupons unless absolutely necessary, there’s a Kelloggs blinkie at Publix for $1- off of one box of Apple Jacks or Fruit Loops or something like that (Just looked at it at my publix yesterday, but passed over it since I just bought cereal – Maybe I’ll go back!)

    • Heather

      Can you use the target coupon at publix and can you use more that one if you buy more than one box of cereal?

      • Sandra

        My Kroger would NOT let me use the Target Coupon. The checker thought I was a moron and kept pointing to the word “Target” on the coupon. She FINALLY agreed to try it. It did not scan :o((

      • Sue

        You can use the Target coupon at Publix, but not at Kroger.

        • Carolyn

          FYI- Our Publix in Greenville will not allow Target coupons :o(

          • Stefanie

            Publix in Anderson, SC won’t allow Target, Rite Aid, WAGS, CVS etc store coupons. They do not consider them a competitor since they are not “grocery” stores. Just stores who sell limited amount of grocery items. They will, however, take BiLo, FL, Ingles, etc.

    • Sunny

      I can’t figure out how you get the $.66 each…
      Don’t you have to purchase 3 boxes in one transaction to get the 4th free?
      $2.66 x 3 = 7.98
      7.98 – 3 (3 $1 Man coupons) – 1 (Target coupon) = 3.98
      3.98 / 4 = $.99ish Still a great deal.

      Am I doing something wrong?

      • Jenny

        To get the 66 cents just buy one and use the store and manufacturer coupon.

    • I have $1 off produce when you buy 1 kelloggs cereal peelie!! :) YIPPEE!!!

    • Kym

      So I’m a little confused…can we use a manufacturer coupon and a Target coupon on the same item? So we will get $2 off each box of cereal instead of $1?

    • Jenn C.

      Thanks Jenny for pointing out what I thought my conscience was telling me also!!! Even if the cashier takes the coupons, I still don’t think that makes it right. I worked as a grocery store cashier in college and was never really taught which/how to take coupons. I never knew you could use a store and mfg coupon together. Maybe the stores will start teaching their cashiers these things. A friend of ours works at Kroger and their head cashier has told them to better scrutinize the coupons coming in – They were even considering a policy to only take internet printable printed out in color (I guess to cut down on fraudulent copying of coupons.)

    • Amber

      I stopped by Target after church. I can’t comment on using more than 1 store coupon, as I did not try to, however, they did not have any problem with using 4 manufacturer coupons. Great deal! My daughter’s Kindergarten teacher had this on her wish list… snack or crafts probably and now I can provide it on the cheap! :)

    • Deeann.

      Just tried this deal. My Target wouldn’t allow the 4th set of coupons (which was fine by me). However, please note, not all cereals were $2.66. They seemed to range between $2.66 and $3.69.

    • CiCi

      2.66 is the lowest price of the assortment, most are higher from 2.99-3.50. this worked pretty well for me except they would only take 3 of the target qpons, when she scanned the fourth it said, ‘can’t use a coupon on free item’. i ended up paying about $4 for 4 boxes but i got the larger size of special k which was the $3.50 price, only a select few are 2.66

    • We did the deal. They accepted the fourth Manf. Coupon, but not the fourth Target Coupon. The computer screen prompted this “you can’t use a coupon on a FREE item”. I was OK with that! We got the Fruit Loops — we had the blinkie coupons for $1 Fruit Loops or Apple Jacks.
      And, I used the $1 fresh fruit peelies wyb a Kellogg’s Cereal for $4 worth of fresh fruit for FREE!

    • Jamie

      Rite-Aid is running Kelloggs cereal for $2.50 this week- not that it would make much of a difference, but you could price match….

    • Amanda

      Actually, Publix in Jacksonville, FL has Kelloggs Frosted Flakes for $1.99 each. I used 2 of the $1.00 off target printable and one manufacturer coupon that stated $1.00 of any two (found in store). So I got two boxes for FREE. I’ve noticed that my store is setting out the coupon dispenser about a week or two before the sale. I usually take a few and save. Then when the item goes on sale, I have the coupon that others may not!

    • kate

      Target is having a sale on huggies and pampers wipes $1.99.. i used a 2.00 off any diper product coupon(it was printable) so it was only a few cents for tax but i thought it was great lol

    • Elizabeth

      I am brand spanking new at this!

      I am going to Kroger anyway. Kellogs is $2.19 after buy 10/get $5 deal. So I can use 2 Target coupons, the Mfg coupon for $1.50/two to get the cereal for $.88 for the 2 boxes. RIGHT?????

      • Sue

        Wrong. Kroger doesn’t accept competitor store coupons.

        • Elizabeth

          Wish I would have read your response earlier. (Told you I was brand new.) All is well though, I spent $25.50 on $67.81 of groceries. It’s my second attempt. Going to Pubix tomorrow. Lot’s to learn.

    • alli

      I do believe in “following” the rules…but I have accidently used coupons incorrectly before and realized it afterwards.
      I think it is botht he shopper and cashier’s reponsibility to do the right things. On the other hand…the store DOES get paid for the coupons (plus a few cents) regardless.

    • CB

      Used 3 Man Coupons and 3 Store Coupons….4 boxes of Cereal $3.00 with tax! All the coupons scanned

    • Erin

      Got 8 boxes of cereal for less than $8! 4 for me and 4 for the food pantry. Woo Hooo!

    • Do you still get a 4th box free if you do it in separate transactions?

    • Mel

      I did the deal this morning in Charleston SC. I bought 4 boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats. They were $2.94 a box. End result was $.72 a box. Not the best deal I have gotten but happy with it.

    • Thanks to Pamela for passing this along,

      I’ve gotten 16 Ocean Spray Cranberry juices for $0.04 each using the $1.00 Target Coupon stacked with a $1.00 manufacturer coupon that I found on the regular cranberry bottles. I was so excited to find them! I’ve been to 3 Targets in my area (Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ) and found coupons on bottles at all 3.

    • Brittany

      Thanks so much Jenny! I just got 4 boxes of “FREE” Cereal from Target! A storemanager rung up my purchase and was so shocked! I just blessed her with 3 of my Manf. coupons and turned her on to your website! She was so pleased! I love being the “Coupon Fairy”!