Not all coupons are created equal! There are certain coupons that I wait for each month or each season knowing that they will result in free or cheap items. I thought it would be helpful to tell you what those coupons are! Of course I can’t list all of them, but this will give you a good idea on what to look for and why.
Many times Kroger (and other stores) will put bar soap on sale for $1 to $1.49. Sometimes they are a part of a Mega Event. After double coupon you will be able to get a great deal on soap. Hubby uses Ivory and Irish Spring so I usually stockup when these coupons are out.
$0.50/1 Ivory or Safeguard Personal Cleansing Product, exp. 10/31/12 (P&G 09/30/12)
$0.50/1 Irish Spring Multi-Bar Pack or Body Wash, exp. 10/20/12 (SS 09/30/12)
$0.50/1 Zest Bars, exp. 11/19/12 (SS 10/07/12)
$0.35/1 SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap Pump or Refill, exp. 10/20/12 (SS 09/30/12)
Toothpaste will drop to $1 every once and awhile at Kroger. Reach floss has a regular price of $1 too.
$0.50/1 Muir Glen product (Use for organic tomato paste or organic soup)
$0.50/1 Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce, exp. 11/11/12 (RP 09/30/12 R) (Just wait for a sale and a store that doubles coupons!)
$0.50/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels, exp. 11/30/12 (RP 09/09/12) (Great for baking season coming up.)
$0.75/1 Pringles Multigrain Can, exp. 10/31/12 (RP 09/09/12 R) (Anything high value for a single product that goes on sale for $1 to $1.49)
Dawn dish soap will drop to $1 and usually Hand Renewal is included. Request the Home Made Simple mailer which usually has a Dawn coupon in it!
What I look for to know if it’s going to make for a great deal:
- High value for a low priced item: For example a few weeks back there was a $0.55/1 Zone Perfect Bar and these normally go on sale for $1.
- New products: Many times when new coupons popup, a high value coupon will come out. For example there was a $2/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasure’s candy a few weeks back that made for free or cheap chocolate.
- Knowing sale cycles and prices: Just knowing the sales cycles and rock bottom prices are a big key. For example, I know that Crest Toothpaste will drop to $1 and so will Dawn Dish Soap. I hold the coupons until those prices hit.
I hope this was helpful in identifying what coupons you should hold onto and wait until those rock bottom prices hit!
For more couponing tips, check out my Save More at the Grocery Store series.