What To Buy In November

Posted on November 12th, 2015 by Discount Debbie,Uncategorized

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What To Buy In November

Did you know that specific items are cheaper to buy in specific months throughout the year? If you were not aware of this, be sure to pay attention to the list below. It will save you money throughout the year.

APPLIANCES: It’s time for NEW models to start coming out, so pick up last year’s leftovers at a deep discount. Stores want to move these out fast. So, you’re going to find some deeply discounted appliances.

ELECTRONICS: Need a new TV? November is the month to grab yours. Mainly because of the holiday sales I’m sure, but November is the month to buy your higher priced TV’s at amazing prices. This is going to also include gaming consoles AND laptops!

CANDY: The day after Halloween, November 1st, through November 15th, you’re going to find discounted Halloween Candy. The stores need to make room for Christmas sales. If you’re store is already out of Halloween candy, no worries. Many stores have amazing sales on holiday candies throughout the month, preparing you for Christmas.

APPAREL: I was quite happy to read about this one. Big stores like Kohls, Amazon, and Target, offer doorbusting sales on clothes for the whole family during November. Again, vamping up for the holiday shopping season.

 


When a Sale is Not a Sale

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

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So, I have two kids and there might be a third in the near future. I’ve subscribed to several kid’s clothing site newsletters that pop up in my email inbox daily—sometimes more than daily. Half-daily? Anyway, it sounds like a nuisance, but I’ve come to notice a pattern in those emails and other store emails in which some sales are clearly better than others—or not even different at all.

Of course, if you get an email for KidsClothes that’s a 10% off everything coupon one week, and a 20% off everything coupon the next week, it’s pretty obvious which sale is better. Some are a little harder to figure out, though.

Let’s say a jacket we want to buy from KidsClothes is $20 regular price. Last week, KidsClothes sent a blindingly bright e-mail proclaiming that the whole store was 50% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME! That brings the price of the jacket to $10! Shipping is $5 so it’s really $15, but still, not bad, right? I get a jacket delivered to my door without ever having to get off my butt for only $15. But say I’m on the fence about buying it, and suddenly the sale is over and the price jumps back up to $20. Lame.

Next week, I get a seizure-inducing e-mail proclaiming that now KidsClothes is having a Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale with FREE SHIPPING! I don’t want to miss another sale and end up paying $20 for this jacket so I should jump on this sale! I have to get two items for the sale to take effect, so I decide to get a second jacket in a different size for my other child. The first jacket is full price, $20, and the second one is half off, $10, so $30 total and no shipping! But wait…that brings the total per jacket to $15, which is exactly what I would have paid during last week’s sale.  Both sales were worded to seem vastly different, but the end price per item ends up being exactly the same.

So what’s the moral here? Keep an eye on those sales and try not to fall prey to the wording that makes you think you are getting a one-time-only mega steal. In this case, after a month, the jacket I wanted ended up going on “clearance” for $15. A coupon that could be used on clearance items was in the next newsletter, and I finally got the item for under $10.  If you’d like to buy new clothing or other items, see if you can subscribe to email newsletters for a few weeks and try to catch the item when it is REALLY on sale… not just when the company wants you to think it is.


Target Clearance Deals

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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That little red clearance sticker is one of my favorite things to see when I’m at Target. I’ve gotten some fantastic deals on clearance there. Once in a while I match a clearance item with a coupon. Then, I’m a very happy camper. Check out some great deals you can get on Target clearance items this week.

Extra Seasonal Edition Gum, 3 pk (reg $2.29) $1.12, clearance price
Final Price: $1.12

Maxwell House International Cafe French Vanilla, 4 oz (reg $2.99) $1.48, clearance price
Final Price: $1.48

Archer Farms Kettle Corn Ground Coffee, 12 oz (reg $7.59) $3.78, clearance price
Final Price: $3.78

Archer Farms El Salvador Buena Vista Ground Coffee, 10 oz (reg $8.49) $4.24, clearance price
Final Price: $4.24

Market Pantry Low Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans, 15.5 oz (reg $0.74) $0.51, clearance price
Final Price: $0.51

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss, 6 ct (reg 11.99) $5.98, clearance price
Use $3.00/1 – John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss Haircolor (johnfrieda.com)
Final Price: $2.98

John Frieda Intense After-Colour Conditioner, 5 oz (reg $11.99) $5.98, clearance price
Use $0.50/1 – John Frieda Hair Care Product from SS 10/5
Final Price: $5.48

John Frieda Salon Trends Precision Foam Colour, 1 pk (reg $11.99) $3.04, clearance price
Final Price: $3.04

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Whole Foods Organic Deals

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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The cold weather has finally arrived to our hot, humid neck of the woods! This kind of weather seems to lure me to drink hot chocolate and eat chicken pot pie or any kind of pie, for that matter. It’s easy to forget about fresh fruit and veggies but actually so important in light of cold and flu season. So, as I remind myself that fresh good-for-you food is just as tasty as hot, cooked feel-good food, I’m headed out to buy some fresh fruit today .:) Join me and check out the deals on organic foods at Whole Foods this week.

◾Organic Fuji Apples $1.99/lb
◾Organic Raspberries $6.99
◾Organic Pomegranates $1.50/each

Martinelli’s Organic Sparkling Juices $3.00

Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oil $8.99

Alter Eco Organic Truffles $4.99
Use one $1/1 Alter Eco Coupon
Final Price =$3.99

Imagine Foods Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth $2.50
Use one $1/1 Imagine Broth, Soup or Gravy Whole Foods Coupon
And use one $1/1 Imagine Coupon
Final Price =$.50

Spectrum Organic Shortening $5.99
Use one $2/1 Spectrum Naturals Whole Foods Coupon
And use one $2/1 Spectrum Naturals Coupon
Final Price =$1.99

Organic Valley Soy Creamer $2.39
Use one $.75/1 Organic Valley Whole Foods Coupon
Final Price =$1.64

Stonyfield Organic Greek or Chia Yogurt $1.99
Use one $1/2 Stonyfield Greek or Chia Yogurt Whole Foods Coupon (5.3 oz)
And use one $.50/2 Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt Coupon
Final Price =$1.24

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Hot Deals

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Looking for some hot deals on personal care products? Check out the great deal you can get on Yes To Carrots Cucumber wipes (I LOVE that brand)! You’ll also find great deals on razors and shampoo, among a few other things. Also, check out the Halloween candy deal, as we are less than two weeks away from that big day.

Johnson’s Baby Lotion, 15 oz $2.89, regular price
Use $1.00/1 – Johnson’s Baby Lotion (facebook.com)
And use $1.00/1 – Johnson’s Baby Product, 10 oz or larger, Target Mobile Coupon, Text BABY to 827438
Final Price: $0.89

Yes to Cucumber Wipes, 10 ct $2.84, sale price through 10/25
Price Match to Target.com price of $2.55
Use $2.50/1  – Yes to Product (facebook.com)
Final Price: $0.05

Buy 2 Bic Silky Touch Disposable Razors, 10 ct $3.24, regular price
Buy 2 Gillette Sensor 3 Disposable Razors, 4 ct $4.99, regular price
Use one FREE – $5.00 Target Gift Card with Personal Care Purchase, $15.00 or more, TARGET COUPON (target.com)
And use two $3.00/1 – Gillette Male Disposable Razor from RP 10/12
And use two $2.00/1 – Bic Disposable Razor from SS 10/19
Pay: $6.46, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.37 each, when you buy all 4

Buy 4 Dixie PerfecTouch Grab ‘N Go Cups and Lids, 12 oz 14 ct $3.79, regular price
Buy One Get One Free through 10/25
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points through 11/1
Use one $1.00/2 – Dixie Products (dixie.com) (requires signing up)
Pay: $6.58, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points ($4.00)
Final Price: $0.65 each, when you buy 4

Buy 2 Tresemme Shampoos, Conditioners or Stylers $4.00 each, when you buy 2, sale price through 11/1
Use one $5.00/2 – Tresemme Products from RP 9/28
And use one $2.00/2 – Tresemme Products, WALGREENS COUPON (socialtwist.com)
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy

Buy 2 Halls Base Advanced Vapor Action Menthol Drops Cough Suppressant, 30 ct $1.47, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 with Checkout 51
Use one $1.00/2 – Halls Drops Bags, 17 ct or larger from SS 10/5
Pay: $1.94, Submit for $1.00 Checkout 51
Final Price: $0.47 each, when you buy 2

Buy 2 M&M’s Fun Size Milk Chocolate Candies, 11 oz $2.50, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 with Snap
Use one $1.50/2 – Mars M&M’s Chocolate Candies, 9.9 oz or larger (bricks.coupons.com)
Pay: $3.50, Submit for $1.00 Snap Credit
Final Price: $1.25 each, when you buy 2

Have you bought any Halloween candy yet?


Best Sprouts Deals This Week

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

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Sprouts is getting in on the back to school frenzy…and that’s a good thing! Check out all the great sales they have to send to school with the kiddos, or to just snack on at home 😉 They also have one of my favorite sales going on: their Frozen Frenzy! That essentially means that you get 20% off of anything you find in a freezer. Check out the rest of the sales below.

Tasty Bite Rice Pouches — on sale for $1.50 each
Use this $2 off coupon
Final Price: Free

Tasty Bite Entrees — on sale for $2 each
Use this $2 off coupon
Final Price: Free

Russet Potatoes — on sale for 50 cents per pound.

Green Cabbage — on sale for 50 cents per pound.

Happy Baby Pouches — on sale for $1.25 each
Buy two and use this $1 off 2 coupon
Final price: $0. 75 each

Green Seedless Grapes — on sale for 88 cents per pound.

Braeburn or Granny Smith Apples — on sale for 98 cents per pound.

Bartlett Pears — on sale for 98 cents per pound.

Celery — on sale for 98 cents per bunch.

Green Beans — on sale for 98 cents per pound.

Zucchini Squash — on sale for 98 cents per pound.

Roma Tomatoes — on sale for 98 cents per pound.

Food Should Taste Good Chips — on sale for $2 per bag
Use this $1 off coupon (sign up for newsletter) 
Final Price: $1.00

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Sprouts Deals This Week

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

SproutsAre you ready for the Fourth? Fourth of July week at Sprouts means savings on fun summer food and snacks. The deals are always good on produce. But, this week Sprouts has additional savings on frozen treats, cold drinks and snacks. Check out this week’s hot deals for this coming holiday weekend.

Limes — on sale for 10 cents each (That’s a great price!)

Russet or Red Potatoes — on sale for 48 cents per pound

Red or Yellow Mangos — on sale for 48 cents each

Sweet Leaf Iced Tea — on sale for $1 per bottle
Buy three and use one $1 off 3 Sweet Leaf Iced Tea coupon (Mambo Sprouts)
Final Price: $0.67 per bottle

Hass Avocados — on sale for 77 cents each

Popchips — on sale for $2 per bag
Use 55 cents off Popchips coupon from the 6/29 Smartsource insert
And submit for this 50 cents Ibotta rebate
Final Price: $0. 95

Broccoli Crowns — on sale for 98 cents per pound

Zucchini or Yellow Squash — on sale for 98 cents per pound

California Grown Navel Oranges — on sale for 98 cents per pound

So Delicious Frozen Dessert — on sale for $3 each
Use the $1 off So Delicious Frozen Dessert coupon from the 6/15 Smartsource insert
And submit for this $1 Ibotta rebate
Final Price: only $1.00!

Organic Celery — on sale for $1.25 per bunch

Sweet Red Cherries — on sale for $1.48 per pound

Outshine Fruit Bars — on sale for $2.50 per box
Use one $1 off Outshine Fruit Bars coupon
Final Price: $1.50

JC’s Pie Pops — on sale for $3 per box
Submit for this $1.50 Ibotta rebate
Final Price: $1.50

Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips — on sale for $2 per bag
Use one 50 cents off Beanfield’s Bean & Rice Chips coupon
Final Price: $1.50

Farm-Fresh Whole, Split, or Cut-Up Chicken — on sale for $1.59 per pound

Fresh Assorted Pork Loin Chops — on sale for $1.99 per pound

 

I love summer fruit but I can be a sucker for ice cream on a hot day too! What are you favorite Fourth of July snacks? Chips, ice cream or good ol’ fashioned fruit? 


Hot Deals

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by Coupon Cathy

Easter candy

There are some hot deals around town this weekend! If you haven’t yet gotten out for your Easter clearance items, be sure to stop by Target for Easter merchandise marked down 50-70%! Don’t forget your coupons when you’re buying clearance items, though. Check out the list below for some of those hot deals.  There are also a couple of other non-Easter-related deals that are still worth checking out. So, enjoy!

TARGET

Easy Care Table Cloth (reg $4.99) $1.49, clearance price
Final Price: $1.49

Easter Bibs (reg $3.99) $1.19, clearance price
Final Price: $1.19

Easter Onesie (reg $9.99) $2.99, clearance price
Final Price: $2.99

Chapstick Lip Balm, 3 pk (reg $3.99) $1.19, clearance price
Final Price: $1.19

Annie’s Bunny Grahams, 1 oz (reg $1.00) $0.50, clearance price
Final Price: $0.50

Snickers Peanut Butter Eggs, 2.83 oz (reg $1.00) $0.50, clearance price
Final Price: $0.50

M&M’s Easter Bags, 9.9oz (reg $3.19) $1.59, clearance price
Use $2.00/3 – Mars Bites Bags: Snickers, Twix, M&M’s, 3 Musketeers, Dove or Milky Way, 7 to 11.5 oz, 77477 (coupons.com)
And use $1.50/3 – M&M’s Candies, 8 oz or larger, Target Coupon (target.com)
Final Price: $0.42 each, when you buy 3

Starburst Easter Jelly Beans, 13 oz (reg $2.19) $1.09, clearance price
Use $1.00/2 – Starburst or Skittles, 4 oz or larger, Target Coupon (target.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Starburst or Skittles, 4 oz or larger, Target Mobile Coupon, Text OFFERS to 827438
Final Price: $0.59 each, when you buy 2

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