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Couponing in California: Understanding Coupon Match-ups

If you are new to couponing–you may have encountered the weekly coupon match-ups. Being thrown into the couponing world there tends to be a ton of new things that you have no idea what they are!

I’ve created a informative post for all the newbies (and the ones that aren’t new!) to help you better understand my coupon match ups for various stores.

1. Usually you will see a list of items that I feel are the “best deals” I list coupons that are associated with the item. Usually there are several coupons to choose from–so I list all coupons to make it easy for you to reference (sometimes coupons are regional, so I list all so you know that there are others available)

2. Where to Find the Coupon: I almost always list the coupon by what insert it came out in and what day. For our example above: SS= What insert, this is the Smart Source insert. 5/15/11 = May 15th 2011. If you need more info on the lingo that is used here on SCS, you can find that HERE

3. Final Price: In the example above you see that I use two different value coupons. I will always reflect the lowest final price, since we have a .75 coupon and a $1 coupon I have used the $1 off coupon in the final price.

4. Check mark: I use a red check mark when showing my favorite stock up prices. It is safe to say that this price is the best for the week and that you should likely purchase more than one to stock up on the deal.

Just joining us? Learn more about Couponing in California here

Couponing in Caifornia: Tips and Tricks of Coupon Organization (Part 1)

New to Couponing in California? Welcome to a New Series here on Southern Cali Saver. If you are just joining us, feel free to take a look back at how to begin Couponing in California:

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons!
Where to Find Coupons Part 2
Learn the Language
Understanding Coupon Match Ups

Today we are going over Coupon Organization.

My friend Kara is the queen of organization here on Southern Cali Saver. She has patience and is very detailed :) She does a great job at showing us how coupon organization is very important when it comes to couponing.

Enjoy! :)

Extreme Couponing in California

 

With the debut of Extreme Couponing tonight I wanted to make a note for those that may have found this site due to the show.

Couponing has been such a blessing to me and to my family. While living in California and trying to save money in such an expensive state–couponing has made it possible to live on one income–in a two income world.

Saving money in California is possible and I began this blog to prove it. What you see on Extreme couponing is true–to some extent. When you coupon–more realistically you will save over 60% on your grocery bill. (Hey, that beats paying full price!)

I feed my family of 5 on $200 a month. I am proud to say that a good portion of it is organic.

While Extreme Couponing is all glory and loves to show you the power of the coupon, please know that a lot of the show is not realistic. It is possible to save great amounts of money on products you enjoy everyday. Alot of the show is done in states that have stores that allow multiple doubling of coupons and have a lower cost of living. While California does have double coupons we also have limitations on how it is done.

If you are looking for a place to start and are ready to start saving, you may want to start below:

Coupon Myths

Coupons!  Coupons! Coupons!

Coupon Lingo (here you will find a list of abbreviations and terms that I use on SCS)

Stockpiling for your family + Stock up Prices

Coupon Organization

Understanding Coupon Match-ups

Learn to shop at Vons

Learn to Shop Target

Learn to Shop Rite Aid

Learn to Shop CVS

 

Walgreens Weekly Ad 5/29-6/4

Walgreens

Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad through 6/4!

  • Check this post HERE on how to understand coupon match ups.
  • Learn how to use Balance Rewards at Walgreens here
  • The match ups got a little makeover! Be sure to check out THIS POST for a quick “how-to” guide!
Click here to see the complete list

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating Ziploc products, get 1.50 RR

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Ziploc Containers, 2 – 3 pk – $2.75

2/$5.50 (or $3.49 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.25
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 coupon; Includes $1.50 Register Rewards and Rebate from Checkout 51

Buy 2 participating household cleaners, get 1.50 RR

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Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, 22 – 32 oz – $3.25

2/$6.50 (or $3.79 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.25
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use $2.00/2 coupon; Includes $1.50 Register Rewards

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Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gels, 6 pk – $3.25

2/$6.50 (or $3.79 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.25
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use $2.00/2 coupon; Includes $1.50 Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating oral care products, get $4 RR

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Fixodent Adhesive Cream, 2 – 2.4 oz – $4.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.00/1 coupons; Includes $4.00 Register Rewards

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Oral-B Brush Head Refill, 3 ct – $4.99

  • $3.00/1 Oral-B Replacement Brush Heads – 5-29-16 PG; Includes 2 ct or Larger Only; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp. 06/25/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: Free
Buy 2; Use (2) $3.00/1 coupons; Includes $4.00 Register Rewards

Spend $20 on participating products, get $5 RR

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Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner, 12 – 12.6 oz – $4.00

3/$12 (or $4.49 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.60
Final Price: $1.60
Buy 5; Use $2.00/2 and $5.00/3 coupons; Includes $5.00 Register Rewards

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Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, 24 or 32 ld – $5.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.99
Final Price: $2.74
Buy 4; Use (4) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes $5.00 Register Rewards

Condiments, Spice & Baking

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Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing, 16 oz – $2.49

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.49
Final Price: $0.49
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes Rebate from Ibotta

Home Supplies

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Ajax Cleanser, 14 oz – $0.50

2/$1; With in-flyer coupon; Limit 6

  • $1.00/2 Ajax Products 4-24-16 SS (exp. 06/19/16)
Final Price: Free
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 and in-flyer coupons
Click here to see the complete list
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Walgreens Weekly Ad 5/22-5/28

Walgreens

Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad through 5/28!

  • Check this post HERE on how to understand coupon match ups.
  • Learn how to use Balance Rewards at Walgreens here
  • The match ups got a little makeover! Be sure to check out THIS POST for a quick “how-to” guide!
Click here to see the complete list

Walgreens Balance Rewards

Spend $25 on participating allergy product, get 7000 points (= $7.00)

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Allegra 24-Hour Allergy Relief Tablets, 40 ct – $17.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $13.99
Final Price: $7.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $4.00/1 coupons; Includes 7000 points (=$7.00) and Rebate from MobiSave

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Nasacort 24-Hour Allergy Relief, 120 sprays – $17.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $12.99
Final Price: $6.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $5.00/1 coupons; Includes 7000 points (= $7.00) and Rebate from MobiSave

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 3 participating dental care products, get $3 RR

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Oral-B 3D White Oral Care Products – $2.99

Includes: Select toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.24
Final Price: $1.24
Buy 3; Use $1.50/2 and $0.75/1 coupons; Includes $3 Register Rewards

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Oral-B Pro-Health Oral Care Products – $2.99

Includes: Select toothbrushes, Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.24
Final Price: $1.24
Buy 3; Use $1.50/2 and $0.75/1 coupons; Includes $3 Register Rewards

Canned Goods & Soups

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Lindsay Olives, 5 – 6 oz – $0.99

With in-flyer coupon; Limit 4

Final Price: $0.49
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 coupon

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

Gum Mix & Match

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Dentyne Gum, 14 – 18 piece – $0.67

3/$2 (or $.79 ea)

  • $1.00/3 Trident or Dentyne Single Pack Gum – 5-22-16 SS; Includes 9 pc or Larger Only (exp. 07/02/16)
Final Price: $0.34
Buy 3; Use $1.00/3 coupon

Nabisco Mix & Match

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Nabisco Triscuit Crackers, 9 oz – $2.00

2/$4 (or $2.99 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.50
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 coupon; Includes Rebate from Checkout 51

Personal Care

Spend $25 on participating Poise or Depends products, get $25 Dining Cash

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Depend Underwear, 20 – 32 ct – $18.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $16.99
Final Price: $4.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes $25 Dining Cash
Click here to see the complete list
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Walgreens Weekly Ad 5/15-5/21

Walgreens

Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad through 5/21!

  • Check this post HERE on how to understand coupon match ups.
  • Learn how to use Balance Rewards at Walgreens here
  • The match ups got a little makeover! Be sure to check out THIS POST for a quick “how-to” guide!
Click here to see the complete list

Walgreens Balance Rewards

Buy 2 participating L’Oreal hair care products, get 1000 points (= $1.00)

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L’Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 – 15.8 oz – $4.00

2/$8

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use $4.00/2 coupon; Includes 1,000 points (=$1.00)

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L’Oreal Paris Advanced Stylers – $4.00

2/$8Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes 1,000 points (=$1.00)

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating household cleaners, get $1 RR

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Windex, 13.8 – 26 oz – $3.00

2/$6 (or $3.99 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 2; Use $2.00/2 coupon; Includes $1 Register Rewards and Rebate from Ibotta

Buy 2 participating oral care products, get $5 RR

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Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 33.8 oz – $5.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.49
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons; Includes $5 Register Rewards

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Oral-B Toothbrushes, 2 pk – $5.99

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.49
Final Price: $1.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons; Includes $5 Register Rewards

Buy any participating soap purchase, get $2.50 RR

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Irish Spring Bar Soap, 3 pk – $3.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $1.00/1 Irish Spring Multi-Bar Soap Packs – 5-1-16 SS; Includes 6 pk or Larger Only (exp. 05/21/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: $0.49
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes $2.50 Register Rewards

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Irish Spring Body Wash, 15 – 18 oz – $3.99

  • $1.00/1 Irish Spring Body Wash – 5-1-16 SS; Excludes 2.5 oz Trial Size (exp. 05/21/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: $0.49
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes $2.50 Register Rewards

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Softsoap Body Wash, 15 – 18 oz – $3.99

  • $1.00/1 Softsoap Body Wash – 5-1-16 SS; Includes Body Wash, 15 oz or Larger Only (exp. 05/21/16)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99
Final Price: $0.49
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes $2.50 Register Rewards

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

Lo-Cal Cookies Mix & Match

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Mrs. Thinster’s Cookies, 4 oz – $2.50

2/$5 (or $2.99 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.50
Final Price: $0.50
Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 coupon; Includes Rebate from Shrink
Click here to see the complete list
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Walgreens Weekly Ad 5/8-5/14

Walgreens

Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad through 5/14!

  • Check this post HERE on how to understand coupon match ups.
  • Learn how to use Balance Rewards at Walgreens here
  • The match ups got a little makeover! Be sure to check out THIS POST for a quick “how-to” guide!
Click here to see the complete list

Walgreens Balance Rewards

Buy 2 participating Excedrin products, get 10,000 points (= $10.00)

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Excedrin PM, 100 ct – $10.00

2/$20 (or $11.49 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $8.00
Final Price: $3.00
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes 10000 points (=$10.00)

Buy 2 participating Eye Care products, get 3000 points (= $3.00)

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Opti-Free Solution, 10 oz – $8.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $4.99
Final Price: $3.49
Buy 2; Use (2) $4.00/1 coupons; Includes 3000 points (=$3.00)

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating Colgate products, get $4 RR

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Colgate Toothbrushes – $4.00 – 2/$8 (or $4.29 ea)

Includes: Select varieties4

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.25
Final Price: $1.25
Buy 2; Use (2) $0.75/1 coupons; Includes $4 Register Rewards

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Colgate Toothpaste, 6 – 7.8 oz – $4.00 – 2/$8 (or $4.29 ea)

Includes: Select varieties4

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.25
Final Price: $1.25
Buy 2; Use (2) $0.75/1 coupons; Includes $4 Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating Ziploc products, get $1 RR

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Ziploc Containers, 2 or 3 ct – $2.75

2/$5.50 (or $3.49 ea)

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.25
Final Price: $1.25
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 coupon; Includes $1 Register Rewards and Rebate from Checkout 51

Spend $30 on participating baby care products, get $10 RR

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Huggies Diapers, 18 – 38 ct – $10.00

Out-of-Pocket Price: $8.00
Final Price: $4.67
Buy 3; Use (3) $2.00/1 coupons; Includes $10 Register Rewards

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Orbit Gum, 14 – 18 ct – $0.75

2/$1.50 (or $1.29 ea)

  • $1.00/2 Skittles, Starburst, Eclipse, Orbit, or Juicy Fruit Gum Bottles – 4-10-16 RP; Includes Skittles, 4 oz or Larger Only; Starburst, 3.45 oz or Larger or Gum Bottles; DND (exp. 07/03/16)
Final Price: $0.25
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 coupon

Personal Care

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Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.2 or 13 oz – $2.99

Final Price: $0.49
Buy 2; Use $3.00/2 coupon; Stacks with $2.00/2 Walgreens Coupon

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Garnier Fructis Stylers Products – $2.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.49
Buy 2; Use $3.00/2 coupon; Stacks with $2.00/2 Walgreens Coupon

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Garnier Fructis Stylers Products – $4.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.99
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.00/1 coupons; Stacks with $2.00/2 Walgreens Coupon
Click here to see the complete list
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