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  • Top Ten Best Deals This Week: 3/4/2013

    I’ve compiled best deals available at the drugstores, Target, Ralphs/Kroger, and other stores. I stick to deals that don’t require too many or any obscure coupons, and I try to pick practical items that most people buy at some point.

    Use this list to decide which stores to hit this week, based on what you need. You might even use it to decide you can skip shopping for a week, because you don’t need what’s on sale.

    1. Cheap Breakfast Items at Target

    On the second-to-last page of this week’s Target ad, there is an offer for a FREE $5 Target gift card when you buy 5 participating breakfast items. The deal includes a lot of items, like Kellogg’s cereals, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Tropicana, and Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee. If you have some of higher-value coupons, you can get amazing deals, but even if you don’t have the higher-value coupons, you can still get a great deal. The cereals are priced at $2.75, and there is a printable Target Web coupon for $1/3 Kellogg’s breakfast cereals that you can stack with manufacturer’s coupons.

    Here are some high-value coupons you can get if you have enough points at Kellogg’s Family Rewards:
    $1.50/1 any Kellogg’s Cereal (1,000 points)
    $1.50/1 any Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Product (1,000 points)
    $1.50/1 any Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries (1,000 points)
    $1.50/1 any Nutri-Grain Bars (1,000 points)

    And here are some match ups:

    Kellogg’s Cinnamon Jacks Cereal – $2.75
    $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Cinnamon Jacks from 2/10 Red Plum
    Net Price: $0.72 after manu coupon, Target coupon, and gift card

    Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Crunch – $2.75
    $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Crunch from 2/10 Red Plum
    Net Price: $0.72 after manu coupon, Target coupon, and gift card

    Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats – $2.19
    $0.55/1 Kelloggs Rice Krispies Buttery Toffee or Double Chocolate Chunky Treats from 2/10 Red Plum {regional coupon that was in my LA Times insert}
    Net Price: $0.64 after coupon and gift card

    Tropicana Farmstand Juice – $3
    $1/1 Tropicana Farmstand Juice from 3/3 Red Plum
    Net Price: $1 after coupon and gift card

    And here is a full list of manufacturer’s coupons you can use toward this deal:

    $1/3 select Kellogg’s Cereal
    $1/3 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars
    $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Kellogg’s Family Rewards free printable
    $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks Cereal Kellogg’s Family Rewards free printable
    $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Crunch Cereal Kellogg’s Family Rewards free printable
    $1/3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts or Mini Crisps from 3/3 Red Plum
    $0.50/1 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delight from 3/3 Red Plum
    $1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal from 3/3 Red Plum
    $1/2 Kellogg’s All Bran, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes or Raisin Bran Cereal from 2/17 Red Plum
    $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Scooby Doo Cereal from 2/10 Red Plum
    $0.55/1 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Buttery Toffee or Double Chocolate Chunky Treats from 2/10 Red Plum
    $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Crunch from 2/10 Red Plum
    $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Cinnamon Jacks Cereal from 2/10 Red Plum
    $1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals from 2/10 Red Plum
    $1/1 Tropicana Farmstand Juice from 3/3 Red Plum
    $1 off Juice and 2 Kellogg’s Krave Cereal
    $1 off Yogurt and 2 Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal

    Ends 3/9.

    2. $0.25 Pasta Sauce at Target

    While you’re at Target, you can also pick up some cheap pasta sauce:

    Buy: 2 Market Pantry Pasta Sauce @ $1
    Use: $1.50/2 Market Pantry Pasta Sauce printable Target Web coupon
    Pay: $0.50
    Net Price: $0.25 each

    Ends 3/9.

    3. Free or Cheap Bounce Dryer Sheets at Target

    Also at Target, if you were lucky enough to get the regional Target laundry coupons in the 3/3 Smart Source, you can pick up some free or very cheap Bounce Dryer Sheets.

    Buy: 3 Bounce Dryer Sheets 34-ct @ $1.97 – $2.19 {regular price}
    Use: $3/3 Tide, Downey or Bounce products from 3/3 P&G
    Stack with: $3/3 Tide, Downey or Bounce produced Target coupon from 3/3 Smart Source
    Pay: $0 – $0.57
    Net Price: $0 – $0.19 each

    Ends 3/31.

    4. FREE-After-Rebate Paper and Photo Paper at Staples

    Through Wednesday at Staples, you can get a FREE ream of Hammermill 8.5″ x 11″ CopyPlus copy paper after rebate. You’ll pay $6.99, and can submit for a $6.99 rebate.

    All week, you can get a FREE pack of Staples Photo Plus Glossy 4″ x 6″ paper after rebate. You’ll pay $9.99, and can submit for a $9.99 rebate.

    Learn more about Staples Easy Rebates here.

    Hammermill copy paper offer ends 3/6. Staples photo paper offer ends 3/9.

    5. $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40 at Staples

    Staples is offering a $50 iTunes gift card for $40 shipped. That’s 20% off, which is my target price for iTunes gift cards (you can sometimes find a better deal, but they’re very rare). Limit 4, while supplies last.

    Thanks to Common Sense with Money for this deal!

    Ends 3/9, or while supplies last.

    6. FREE-after-ECB Jelly Beans at CVS

    Buy: 1 Gold Emblem Jelly Beans, 7 oz @ $0.99
    Pay: $0.99
    Receive: $0.99 ECB
    Net Price: $0

    Limit 1. Ends 3/9.

    7. Cheap Pantene Products at Rite Aid

    This week, you’ll receive a $5 +UP reward when you buy $15 of select P&G products. Here’s a scenario to get you some cheap Pantene:

    Buy: 3 Pantene Shampoo @ 2/$6.50
    And: 3 Pantene Conditioner or Styler @ 2/$6.50
    Use: 3 x FREE Pantene Conditioner or Styler WYB Pantene Shampoo from 2/17 Pantene Insert
    Pay: $9.75
    Receive: $5 +UP Reward
    Net Price: $0.79 each

    Ends 3/9.

    8. Cheap Right Guard Deodorant at Walgreens

    Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant/Deodorant is on sale for $3 this week at Walgreens, and we have some high-value coupons that make it very cheap:

    Buy: 2 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant/Deodorant at 2/$6
    Use: 2 x $2/1 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant or Deodorant Printable or from 3/3 Red Plum
    Stack with: $1/2 Right Guard Extreme or Total Defense 5 Deodorant from Walgreens March IVC Coupon Booklet
    Pay: $1
    Net Price: $0.50 each

    Ends 3/9.

    9. Cheap Rentals at Amazon Instant Video

    Amazon Instant Video has nearly 20,000 rentals for $2 or less. The selection includes Monsters, Inc., and the first four Twilight movies.

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    10. Cheap Music at Amazon

    I’m not sure what the theme is for Amazon’s current selection of $0.69 MP3s. If you’re 40-ish and enjoyed heavy and/or hair metal, you might feel as nostalgic as me seeing names like Warrant, Ozzy Osbourne, and Europe. ^_^

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