Thursday, April 09, 2009

Shopping to give away

This weekend is a good time to get cheap and free items at Walmart. You probably won't need all of them, but think about spending some time picking extra things up anyway and donating them to a local homeless shelter or food bank. If you have a big Walmart you should be able to get all these; if you have a small one (like I do), YMMV. Also, depending on your area your prices may vary slightly. I find that my local prices (in Southern California) are often higher than the prices listed on coupon match sites.

For more Walmart coupon match-ups, visit Deal Seeking Mom. There are a lot more there - these are just some of my favorites that I'll be looking for this weekend.

While I'm thinking about it, there is also a good deal going on at Vons this week on Quaker Chewy Granola bars. They are on sale B2G3 (regular price $3.59), and there are two coupons out for $1/2. You can find it in the 3-8-09 RP insert, and you can also print it here. If you use 5 coupons, you can pick up 10 boxes of granola bars for $9.36. This caught my interest because my church is putting together bags of food for the homeless, and granola bars are one of the items they need.

This is a very satisfying way to give, because it is giving time as well as (a little) money. And I'm making that money go farther to help people in need. Give it a try!

Walmart deals:

Axe Shower Gel (trial size) $.97
-1.00 (RP 4-5-09)

Kotex LightDays Pads $1.00 x 2
-2.00/2 IP

No Nonsense Pantyhose $1.00
-1.00 (SS 3-29-09)

Olay Bar Soap $1.97
-2.00 (P&G 4-5-09)

Johnson’s Body Care Lotion (trial size) $.97
-1.00 (RP 2-22-09)

Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara $6.47
-6.47 (ALL YOU Magazine April 09 issue)

Johnson's Buddies soaps $.99 (my kids love these!)
-1.00 IP or IP or IP

Beech-Nut Let’s Grow $1.06
-1.00 IP

Daisy Sour Cream $1.08
-.50 (SS 4-5-09)

Freschetta PizzAmore $1.98
-1.00 (SS 3-1-09)

McCormick Seasoning Packs $.50
-1.00 (RP 4-5-09)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Pouch $1.00
-.50 IP

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.58
-1.50 (SS 3-29-09)

Stacy’s Pita Chips Simply Naked $1.50
-1.00 (ALL YOU April 09 issue)

True North Peanut Nut Clusters $1.00
-1.00 (SS 2-8-09)

Celestial Seasonings Tea $1.88
-1.00 (SS 1-11-09)

Yo-Plus Yogurt $1.98
-1.00 IP

Sun Chips (small size at checkout) $.88
-1.00 (ALL YOU April 09 issue)


Katie Jones said...

Wow. That must have taken some work!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

It does! (Which is why I don't get it post-ready very often!)

It is simplified, though, by some other match-up sites (like the one I linked) and by hotcouponworld's searchable coupon database.

Elena said...

Wow. Thanks for figuring out all this, and posting it here for us.

A few questions about the acronyms--What does YMMV stand for?



Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

YMMV: Your mileage (or manager) may vary.

RP: Red Plum (Valassis in some areas) - one of the inserts that comes in the Sunday paper.

SS: Smart Source - another insert in the paper.

Cowen Family said...

I checked some of my coupons for the things you mentioned and they state not for use on trial size. Nonetheless, still a great deal.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Hannah, the "not for use on trial size" issue is also one that seems to vary by region. Some coupons say that and some don't. Obviously if your coupon has that text printed on it, don't use it. :)