7 Tips to Save Money Now for Christmas

7 Tips to Save Money Now for Christmas

One thing we don’t look forward to after Christmas is paying off the gifts that were purchased for Christmas. Hopefully many of us can say we don’t have that credit card bill after the holidays, but unfortunately a lot of people do. Here are 7 tips to save money for Christmas that have helped our family so we don’t have to pay off Christmas items after the holidays. And many of these tips you can begin doing now even though the holidays are coming up quickly.

1. Set a budget
Determine how much money you are going to spend on Christmas, and set a budget. To figure out how much you’ll spend, look back and calculate how much you spent last Christmas. That should give you an idea of what you think you’ll spend this year. It might also help you realize that you spent more than you planned and that you need to cut back on some Christmas items or presents this year. But when setting a budget, be sure not to set it too tight because it’s nice to have a little wiggle room for last minute purchases. And don’t forget to include in your budget the extras such stocking stuffers, Christmas cards, and holiday home decorations.

2. Begin Saving Now
After you’ve determined how much you think you’ll need, then break it down into how much you need to set aside each month to reach that goal. If it seems like there is no way you can set aside that much money each month, especially since the holidays are in a few months, then at least set aside something. You’ll have some money saved that will help out toward some of the holiday purchases for this year. You may also want to re-evaluate the amount and price of gifts you are purchasing for others. And look to see if there are areas in your holiday shopping that you could cut back on so you have enough money for the most important purchases.

Last year, I made it a point to set aside $50 every month for the entire year and place it into a “Christmas” envelope. There were some months that were tight and we had extra bills to pay, so I wasn’t able to put aside money each month, but by the end of the year, we were able to save $500 for our Christmas fund. It was nice to be able to pay for our Christmas items as we purchased them. And what’s even better is that with the money we didn’t spend, we put it toward our goals of paying down our mortgage and increasing our savings.

I realize this year you might not be able to save as much as you want, but save what you can now, then starting January try out the Christmas envelope budgeting technique so you can get a head start on next year’s Christmas.

3. Create a Christmas List
Write down who you are giving gifts to this year. Then decide how much you’re willing to spend on each person depending on how much you’ve budgeted and were able to save. If you don’t have enough money to cover all the people on your holiday list, then go through the list again and cut names or the amount you’ll spend on them.

Be sure to group people together on your list for whom you may purchase the same gift. You might be able to get a volume discount on the gifts or you might be able to save on gas and your time by shopping at one store for multiple gifts.

On my side of the family, I have five siblings. I can’t image the amount of money I would spend each Christmas if I were to purchase gifts for all of my siblings and their children. Instead, what we do each year is rotate names so each of us is just buying for one sibling and their family. I love all of my siblings and their families, but it’s nice to keep Christmas more simple and less stressful by doing it this way, and then my Christmas list isn’t out of control.

4. Shop for Sales Now
You don’t have to wait until the holidays to start purchasing items and checking off your list. Once you’ve compiled your list, then you can begin to shop for the items right now as they go on sale or as you see a really good deal. Be sure to always comparison shop before you purchase an item on sale, and be sure to not buy anything without checking for discounts first. If there is an item that’s on sale but it’s not on your list, even though we all love sales, be sure the money you are spending to purchase the item is in your budget.

Additionally, shopping right now will help you to avoid impulse last-minute buys, frenzied shoppers, and not finding what you need because its out-of-stock.

5. Cut Back on Extras
Sometimes I find myself spending more than I should on items because it’s the holiday season. However, constant spending on “extras” such as that photo with Santa or a new outfit for that holiday party can really eat away your budget. Before you splurge, make sure that it’s really worth the price.

6. Know When to Stop
When you’ve purchased all of the items on your list, then stop shopping! And once you are done, avoid heading out to the stores just to see what they have and what’s on sale. This can lead to poorly planned purchases and overspending your budget.

7. Remember the Reason for the Season
Keep a Christ-centered Christmas by keeping the spiritual message front and center. This will help during the holiday season so you don’t feel you have to buy items to give out to friends and family. You don’t have to spend money to give a gift. Some of the best gifts are intangible such as offering to watch a friend’s children or baking cookies as a gift for a neighbor. It doesn’t cost much, but the gift is priceless. And one of the best gifts you can give your family during the holidays is to spend time with them rather than running around purchasing gifts and holiday items.

It’s easy to get caught up in the spending cycle during the holidays, but if you have a plan and set a budget, then you don’t need to worry about overspending and racking up a credit card bill that won’t be fun to pay off in January. For our family, it’s made Christmas a lot less stressful when we save for Christmas starting in January. I know it’s sometimes difficult to come up with extra money each month because there is always something that you want or need to buy, but it will be worth it to prioritize and start saving money now for Christmas.

Below are some frugal Christmas gift ideas that you can make for family, friends, or neighbors during the holidays:

17 Christmas Gift Ideas
Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas (Part 1)
Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas (Part 2)
Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas (Part 3)
Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas (Part 4)

How do you save money for the holidays?

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Winco Foods Case Lot Sale Now Through Oct. 5

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Winco has its Case Goods Sale now through October 5, 2014. Here are the items from their ad, and most of these prices are really good deals.

 

Nissin Top Ramen Noodles, beef or chicken – $2.98 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.12 each unit)

Santiam Canned Vegetables, cut green beans or whole kernel corn – $11.98 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.50 each can)

Nalley Chili With Beans – $19.98 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.83 each can)

Dark Red Kidney Beans – $11.48 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.48 each can)

Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce – $8.98 (Case of 12 / Comes out to be $0.75 each unit)

Tomato Sauce – $11.98 (Case of 48 / Comes out to be $0.25 each can)

Diced Tomatoes – $11.48 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.48 each can)

Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soups – $11.48 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.48 each can)

Chicken Broth – $11.98 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.50 each can)

Evaporated Milk – $21.98 (Case of 24 / Comes out to be $0.92 each can)

White Rice, 25 lbs. – $10.68

Pinto Beans, 25 lbs. – $15.98

Old Fashioned Oats, 25 lbs. – $11.98

White Flour, 50 lbs. – $14.98

Pasta, spaghetti or elbow macaroni, 20 lbs. – $12.98

WinCo Foods Water, 24 pack – $1.98

Emergency Essentials 100 Hour Candle – $3.48 each

Egg Mix Powder, 36 oz. – $20.48

Whole Eggs Powder, 33 oz. – $16.48

Honey Powder, 48 oz. – $8.98

Butter Powder, 36 oz. – $15.48

Food Storage Pail, 5 gallon – $2.48

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Free Garnier Clean+ Face Wash Sample

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Request a FREE Garnier Clean+ Face Wash sample by filling out the form. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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*HOT* $1.00/1 Suave Coupon = Free Suave Product at Walmart

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Hurry over to Walmart.com and click on “Get Coupon” to print a $1.00/1 Suave Item coupon (print it twice). Take the coupon with you to Walmart, and if your Walmart sells Suave items for $1, then you’ll be able to get it for FREE!

Suave Shampoo and Conditioner – $1.00
Use the $1.00/1 Suave printable coupon here
Final price: FREE!

 

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 50 Free Points

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Sign up or log in to your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account and enter the code THROWBACKBONUS50 for 50 free points! The code expires September 25, 2014.

If  you haven’t signed up to become a member of Kellogg’s Family Rewards, I highly  recommend it. It’s a rewards program where you purchase specially marked Kellogg’s Family Rewards products like cereal, crackers, and snacks and then enter the 16-digit code found inside the item to start collecting points. You can then use the points to get rewards like books, magazine subscriptions, toys and high-value coupons!

Below is a list of codes that may still be available. If any of the codes have expired, please let me know so I can take them off the  list.

  • FREEPTSFROMERNIE – 50 points
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  • GETFUELFORSCHOOL – 20 points
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  • TWITTERIFICBONUS – 25 points
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  • SPECIALK5BONUS4U – 50 points
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Krispy Kreme: Free Doughnuts on Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Krispy Kreme is giving out a FREE Original Glazed Doughnut when you enter a participating store and talk like a pirate. If you wear full pirate attire, then you’ll get one FREE dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts! Head over here to find a location near you and to find ideas on pirate attire.

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New Printable Coupons: Covergirl, Lindsay Olives, Hasbro & More

Here are the newest printable coupons on Coupons.com:$1.50 off TWO COVERGIRL XL Nail products$1.50 off COVERGIRL Lash Blast Mascara Product

$1.00 off ONE COVERGIRL Shadow or Liner Product $1.00 off ONE Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant

$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Body Wash $1.50 off TWO Oral-B Toothbrushes

$0.75 off Scope Classic, Outlast or Sparkle Rinse $1.50 off 2 Scope Classic, Outlast, Sparkle Rinses

$2.00 off Any One (1) Aleve PM Product $0.75 off any one (1) JOHNSON'S Baby product

$1.00 off any TWO (2) Lindsay Olives $1.00 off (1) Frigo Cheese Heads PREMIUM cheese

$0.75 off two Barilla Italian-Style Entrees $1.00 off any Clorox 2 Product

$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand bags $5.00 off Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray

$5.00 off any one MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES toy $1.00 off any (1) one PLAY-DOH Compound

$5.00 off one (1) NERF BOW or RAPID RED blaster $3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Laptop

$3.00 off Laugh & Learn Smart Stages™ Mower $5.00 off Laugh & Learn Puppy's Smart Stages Train

$5.00 off TRIPLE ATTACK SPIDER-MAN toy

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Grocery Products to Price Match (Sept. 17-23)

walmart logoAfter looking through the weekly ads, here are this week’s grocery deals in Utah to price match September 17-23, 2014 at Walmart, Target, or another store that prices matches in your area. The items highlighted in red are really good deals that you should stock up on.

And be sure to read these Tips on How to Price Match at Walmart, as well as read about the Walmart Savings Catcher program to save more money.

Produce
Apples – Large Golden Delicious – $0.88 lb. (Maceys – Sept. 19 & 20 Only)

Apples – Gala or Fuji – $0.89 lb. (Rancho)

Avacados – $0.99 each (Smith’s OR Rancho – Sept. 20 & 21 Only)

Bell Peppers – green, red, or yellow – $0.49 each (Sprouts) OR Bell Peppers, red – $0.75 each (Harmons)

Cabbage, green – $0.39 lb. (Reams)

Cantaloupe – $0.33 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 20 & 21 Only)

Carrots, 1 lb. bag whole – $0.49 each (Sprouts)

Carrots, 1 lb. mini – $0.99 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Carrots, 2 lb. baby cut – $1.99 each (Maceys)

Corn on the Cob – $0.25 each (Reams)

Cucumbers – $0.49 each (Reams)

Grapes, black seedless – $0.77 lb. (Sprouts)

Grapes, green seedless – $0.98 lb. (Harmons)

Grapes, green or red – $1.19 lb. (Rancho)

Jalapeno Peppers – $0.50 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 17 & 18 Only)

Kale, organic – $0.99 each (Smith’s)

Lettuce – Romaine, red or green leaf – $0.99 each (Sprouts)

Lettuce – Dole 8 oz. Shredded Lettuce or 14 oz. Coleslaw – $0.99 each (Maceys & Reams)

Limes – $0.14 each (Harmons)

Mushrooms, 8 oz. container – $1.59 each (Rancho)

Nectarines – $0.89 lb. (Reams)

Onions, brown – $0.33 lb. (Rancho)

Onions, white – $0.33 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 20 & 21 Only)

Oranges – $0.20 lb. (Rancho)

Peaches – $0.79 lb. (Rancho)

Pears, Asian – $0.50 each (Reams)

Pears, Bartlett – $0.99 lb. (Maceys & Smith’s)

Peas, snow or snap – $2.69 lb. (Rancho)

Plums, red or black – $0.99 lb. (Reams)

Pomegranate – $0.79 each (Rancho)

Potatoes, 10 lb. bag Russet – $0.99 each (Albertsons – Limit 2) OR $1.50 each (Maceys)

Potatoes, Baker – $0.20 lb. (Maceys – Sept. 19 & 20 Only)

Squash – Italian or Mexican – $0.50 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 17 & 18 Only)

Tomatoes, Roma – $0.99 lb. (Maceys)

Tomatoes, large – $0.99 lb. (Albertsons & Sprouts)

Watermelon, whole seedless – $3.99 each (Sprouts)

 

Dairy
Store brand milk, gallon 2%, 1% or skim – $2.49 each (Albertsons – Limit 2) OR $2.50 each (Smith’s & Reams)

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk, 64 oz. – $2.99 each (Albertsons)
Use the $1.00/1 Blue Diamond coupon from the SS 8/17/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.99 each

Cache Valley Cheese, 6-8 oz. – $2.50 each (Harmons)
Use the $1.00/2 Cache Valley Cheese coupon from the SS 6/29/14 coupon insert (expires 9/20/14)
Final price: $2.00 each

Store brand eggs, large dozen – $1.25 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Store brand cream cheese, 8 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Gold ‘N Soft Margarine, 16 oz. – $0.69 each (Maceys & Reams)

Tillamook Yogurt, 6 oz. – $0.33 each (Albertsons – Limit 12)

Yoplait Yogurt, 4-6 oz. – $0.50 each (Maceys & Reams)
Use the $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt printable coupon here (print it twice)
And/or use the $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt coupon from the SS 8/3/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.43 each

Yoplait Yogurts, 2 ct. Hershey’s or Light with Granola – $1.29 each (Reams)

Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurts, 5.3 oz. – $1.00 each (Reams)
Use the $1.00/3 Dannon printable coupon here
Final price: $0.67 each

Yoplait Greek Yogurt, 5.3 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)
Use the $1.00/5 Yoplait Greek Yogurt printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $0.80 each

 

Meat
Chicken – Foster Farm Split Breasts, bone-in family pack- $0.99 lb. (Albertsons – Limit 2 lbs.)

Turkey – Norbest Ground, 16 oz. frozen – $1.89 each (Reams)

Bar S Bologna, 16 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Banquet Brown N Serve Sausage Links, 6.4 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)

Hormel Pepperoni, 3 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.55/1 Hormel Pepperoni printable coupon here
Final price: $0.45 each

Hormel Salami, 3 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna, 5 oz. – $0.69 each (Albertsons)

 

Food, Baking, and Snacks
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, 14.5 oz. – $2.00 each (Harmons)
Use the $1.00/2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats coupon from the SS 8/10/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.50 each

Special K Cereal, 11-13.1 oz. – $1.99 each (Smith’s – When you purchase 3 participating products promo)
Use the $1.00/3 Special K Cereal printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $1.66 each

Sara Lee Wide Pan Breads, 24 oz. – $1.67 each (Reams)
Use the $0.55/1 Sara Lee coupon from the SS 8/17/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.12 each

Store brand hamburger and hot dog buns, 8 ct. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Mission Tortillas, 10 ct. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, 16.3-17.3 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons OR Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo)
Use the $0.40/3 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits printable coupon here
Final price: $0.87 each

Store brand cinnamon rolls, 8 ct. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Store brand crescent rolls, 8 ct. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 15.25-16.25 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)
Use the $1.00/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix printable coupon here
Final price: $0.50 each

Pillsbury Cake Mix, 15.25-18.4 oz. – $0.99 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Pillsbury Brownie Mix, 15.25-18.4 oz. – $0.99 each (Fresh Market)

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix, 18.3-19.9 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)

Nestle Toll House Morsels, 10-12 oz. – $1.88 each (Albertsons – Limit 4)

Store brand chocolate chips, 12 oz. – $1.67 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Pompeian Olive Oil, 16 oz. – $4.99 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Store brand peanut butter, 18 oz. – $1.50 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Betty Crocker Potatoes, 4.6-5 oz. – $0.99 each (Maceys)
Use the $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes printable coupon here
And/or use the $0.45/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes coupon from the SS 9/7/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.74 each

Old El Paso 10-12 ct. Taco Shells or 10 oz. Enchilada Sauce – $1.25 each (Maceys & Reams)
Use the $1.00/3 Old El Paso printable coupon here (print it twice)
And/or use the $1.00/3 Old El Paso coupons from the SS 8/3/14 or 9/7/14 coupon inserts
Final price: $0.92 each

Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese Flavored Stand ‘n Stuff Taco Shells – $1.50 each (Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo)
Use the $0.75/1 Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese printable coupon here (print it twice)
And/or use the $0.50/1 Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese coupon from the SS 9/7/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $0.75 each

La Victoria Salsa, 16 oz. – $1.88 each (Reams & Fresh Market) OR $2.00 each (Harmons)
Use the $1.00/2 La Victoria coupon from the SS 8/17/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.38 each

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16-24 oz. – $0.88 each (Maceys – When you purchase 2)

Prego Alfredo Sauce, 14.5-24 oz. – $1.67 each (Maceys)
Use the $0.75/1 Prego Alfredo Sauce printable coupon here
Final price: $0.92 each

Prego Italian Sauce, 14.5-24 oz. – $1.67 each (Maceys)
Use the $0.75/2 Prego Italian Sauce printable coupon here
And/or use the $0.40/2 Prego Italian Sauce coupon from the SS 9/7/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.30 each

Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24 oz. – $1.99 each (Albertsons)
Use the $0.75/1 Barilla Pasta Sauce coupon from the SS 9/7/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.24 each

Barilla Pasta, 12-16 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.55/2 Barilla coupon from the SS 9/7/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.73 each

Annie’s Mac & Cheese, 5.25-6 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides, 4-5.7 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.50/5 Knorr printable coupon here
Final price: $0.70 each

Progresso Classic Soups, 18-19 oz. – $0.79 each (Reams)
Use the $1.00/4 Progresso printable coupon here (print it twice)
And/or use the $0.50/2 Progresso coupon from the SS 9/7/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.54 each

Del Monte Green Beans or Corn, 14.5-15.25 oz. – $0.50 each (Harmons – When you purchase 10 participating products promo)

S & W Tomatoes, 14.5 oz. – $0.50 each (Harmons – When you purchase 10 participating products promo)

Del Monte Fruit, 14.5-15.25 oz. – $0.79 each (Harmons – When you purchase 10 participating products promo)

Tree Top Applesauce Pouch, 4 ct. – $2.00 each (Harmons)
Use the $0.75/1 Tree Top Applesauce Pouch coupon from the SS 8/10/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.25 each

Special K Bars, 5-10 ct. – $1.99 each (Smith’s – When you purchase 3 participating products promo)
Use the $1.00/2 Special K printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $1.49 each

Nabisco Cheese Nips, 10-12 oz. – $1.67 each (Maceys & Reams)
Use the $0.75/2 Nabisco coupon from the SS 8/10/14 coupon insert (expires 9/20/14)
Final price: $1.30 each

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 13.7 oz. – $2.00 each (Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo) OR $2.29 each (Rancho)
Use the $0.75/2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers coupon from the SS 8/10/14 coupon insert (expires 9/20/14)
Final price: As low as $1.63 each

Nabisco Toasted Chips, 4.5-8.1 oz. – $2.00 each (Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo)

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 6-6.6 oz. – $1.25 each (Maceys)

Store brand saltine crackers, 15-16 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Santita’s Tortilla Chips, 12-14 oz. – $1.50 each (Fresh Market)

Snyders Pretzels, 16 oz. – $1.00 each (Harmons – When you purchase 2)

Flipz Pretzels, 4-5 oz. – $1.25 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/2 Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $0.75 each

Act II Microwave Popcorn, 2.75 oz. – $1.00 each (Maceys)

Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables, 3.1-4.4 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)

Betty Crocker Ready-to-Spread Frostings, 12-16 oz. – $1.89 each (Reams)
Use the $1.00/2 Betty Crocker Frostings printable coupon here
Final price: $1.39 each

Betty Crocker Cookies Pouches, 12.5-17.9 oz. – $1.50 each (Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo)
Use the $1.00/2 Betty Crocker Cookies Pouches printable coupon here
Final price: $1.00 each

Fiber One Soft Bake Cookies, 6.6 oz. – $1.79 each (Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo)
Use the $0.50/1 Fiber One Soft Bake Cookies coupon from the SS 8/3/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.29 each

Nabisco Chips Ahoy, 9.5-13 oz. – $2.00 each (Maceys & Reams)
Use the $0.75/2 Nabisco coupon from the SS 8/10/14 coupon insert (expires 9/20/14)
Final price: $1.63 each

Nabisco Oreo or Nutter Butter Cookies, 10-16 oz. – $2.49 each (Harmons – When you purchase 4 participating products promo)
Use the $0.75/2 Nabisco coupon from the SS 8/10/14 coupon insert (expires 9/20/14)
Final price: $2.12 each

Keebler Cookies, 6.6-15 oz. – $2.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/3 Keebler coupon from the RP 8/3/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.67 each

Mars Single Candy Bars, 1.14 – 1.92 oz. – $0.50 each (Albertsons)

 

Frozen Foods
Old Orchard Frozen Juice, 12 oz. – $1.25 each (Maceys & Reams)
Use the $1.00/4 Old Orchard Frozen Juice printable coupon here
Final price: $1.00 each

Hawaii’s Own Fruit Drink, 12 oz. frozen – $0.99 each (Maceys)

Store brand frozen potatoes, 30-32 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)

Mr. Dee’s Hashbrowns, Fries or Golden Rounds, 24 oz. – $1.50 each (Reams & Fresh Market)

Freschetta Pizza, 12 inch – $3.99 each (Fresh Market)
Use the $1.25/2 Freschetta printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $3.37 each

Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets, 9 oz. – $1.67 each (Reams & Fresh Market)
Use the $0.50/1 Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets coupon from the RP 8/17/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.17 each

Healthy Choice Entree, 9-12.5 oz. – $2.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $1.00/4 Healthy Choice printable coupon here
Final price: $1.75 each

Blue Bunny Ice Cream, 56 oz. – $2.49 each (Albertsons – Limit 2) OR $3.50 each (Maceys & Reams)
Use the $0.75/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream coupon from the SS 7/27/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.74 each

 

Beverages
7-Up, A and W or Sunkist Products, 2 liter bottles – $1.00 each (Reams – When you purchase 4)

7up, 24 ct. – $4.99 each (Harmons – When you purchase 2)

Pepsi, 24 ct. – $4.99 each (Harmons – When you purchase 2)

Pepsi, 7-Up or Mountain dew, 12 pk. cans, 6 pk. 24 oz. or 8 pk. 12 oz. bottles – $3.33 each (Reams – When you purchase 3)

Shasta Soda, 12 pk cans – $2.50 each (Maceys)

Capri Sun Juice, 10 pack – $1.59 each (Albertsons – Limit 6)
Use the $1.00/2 Capri Sun coupon from the RP 8/3/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.09

Sunny D Peach, Grape or Lemonade Juice, 56 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)
Use the $1.00/2 Sunny D printable coupon here
Final price: $0.50 each

Tropicana Fruit Drink, 59 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)

Store brand apple cider or juice, 96 oz. – $1.99 each (Maceys)

Tree Top Apple Juice, 64 oz. – $2.50 each (Harmons)

Sobe Lifewater or Juice, 20 oz. – $0.69 each (Harmons)

Store brand purified water, 24 pack, 16.9 oz. bottles – $2.22 each (Albertsons)

 

Household
Arm & Hammer 2x Laundry Detergent Liquid, 45-75 oz. – $2.99 each (Smith’s) OR $3.00 each (Walgreens)
Use the $2.00/2 Arm & Hammer printable coupon here (print it twice)
Use the $2.00/2 Arm & Hammer coupon from the SS 9/14/14 coupon insert
Final price: As low as $1.99 each

Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 4 ct. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.45/1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue printable coupon here (print it twice)
And/or use the $0.25/1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue printable coupon here
Final price: As low as $0.55 each

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.25/1 Softsoap coupon from the SS 9/14/14 coupon insert
Final price: $0.75 each

Softsoap Refill, 32 oz. – $2.89 each (Smith’s)
Use the $0.50/1 Softsoap coupon from the SS 9/14/14 coupon insert
Final price: $2.39 each

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil 65 sq ft. $2.99 each (Walgreens)
Use the $0.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil printable coupon here
Final price: $2.24 each

Renuzit Cones Air Freshener, 7-7.5 oz. – $1.00 each (Smith’s)
Use the Buy 2 Get 1 Free Renuzit printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $0.67 each

Febreze Air Effects 9.7 oz. – $2.99 each (Target)
Use the $0.75/1 Febreze Air Effects printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: $2.24 each

Febreze Car Vent Clip – $2.99 each (Target)
Use the $1.00/1 Febreze Car Product coupon in the P&G 8/31/14 coupon insert
And/or use the $0.75/1 Febreze Car Vent coupon printable coupon here (print it twice)
Final price: As low as $1.99 each

 

Personal Care
Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.1 or 10.17 oz. or Select Stylers – $3.00 each (Walgreens – When you purchase 2)
Use the Buy 1 Get 1 Herbal Essences Conditioner or Styler FREE coupon from the SS 9/14/14 coupon insert
Final price: $1.50 each

Arrid XX Deodorant or Antiperspirant, 2.6 oz. – $1.00 each (Albertsons)

 

Baby
Johnson’s Baby Lotion, 6.5 to 15 oz. – $3.00 each
Use the $0.75/1 Johnson’s Baby Lotion printable coupon here
Final price: $2.25 each

 

Each Walmart store has their own list of stores they will price match. Be sure to double check which stores your local Walmart will price match. And below are the different starting and ending dates for store sales. Make sure to price match these items while they are on sale.

  • Walgreen’s weekly ad runs Sun. through Sat.
  • Target’s weekly ad runs Sun. through Sat.
  • Macey’s weekly ad runs Mon. through Mon. (except in Tooele where the ad  runs Wed. through Wed.)
  • Rancho Market’s weekly ad runs Mon. through Sun.
  • Harmon’s weekly ad runs Mon. through Sun.
  • Soelberg’s weekly ad runs Tues. through Tues.
  • Ream’s weekly ad runs Tues. through Mon.
  • Sprout’s weekly ad runs Wed. through Wed.
  • Albertsons weekly ad runs Wed. through Tues.
  • Fresh Market’s weekly ad runs Wed. through Tues.
  • Smith’s weekly ad runs Wed. through Tues.
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Lowe’s and Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshops

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On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10 a.m., Lowe’s has a FREE Kids Build and Grow Clinic where kids will be able to make a FREE Fire Truck with Ladder to get ready for safety month in October! These workshops fill up quickly, so register your kids now!  In addition to making the free project, your child will receive a FREE apron, goggles, and more.

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On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. – Noon, Home Depot has a Free Kids Workshop to build a  FREE EMS Truck for Fire Safety month. Home Depot asks you to register your children so they can get an idea of how many projects they need at each location. However, if you don’t register you can still show up to do the free project. In addition to receiving a free project, kids will also get a free certificate of achievement, apron, and commemorative pin.

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Wendy’s: $1 Halloween Jr. Frosty Coupon Booklet

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Wendy’s annual Halloween Coupon Booklet is now available to purchase for just $1.00. The proceeds from the coupon booklets go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Each Halloween Coupon Booklet includes 5 coupons for a FREE Jr. Frosty. Not all Wendy’s restaurants have these coupon booklets, so you will want to contact your local Wendy’s store before heading over.

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