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Monday, February 23, 2009

Kmart Tips

Here are some tips and scenarios for your Kmart trip.

1. Kmart is now accepting Internet printables. I read this press release today. When I got to the store I asked the cashier and sure enough they are taking them.

2. If you find something is out of stock ask an employee to check in the back. Many times they just haven't gotten time to go around and restock all the items.

3. Have the cashier scan each coupon right after it's corresponding product. If they don't you may get less for your doubled amount. For example, if you purchase Herbal Essence for $3 and used a $1.50 coupon, then the additional doubled amount would be $1.50. If the cashier scans a $1.89 product to go with the Herbal Essence coupon, then it would only be doubled .59 more, so you would be losing out on almost $1 of your double value.

4. Why is this? Well they WILL NOT give you overage. Did that make sense? Like when I bought Kotex it rang up at $1.29 I used a .75 coupon. They only gave me a .54 credit for my double to keep me from getting overage.

5. You can only use coupons with a value of $2 and under. If you try to use a $3 coupon for Herbal Essence they will not give you $2 for the double. They will only give you the $3 off once and nothing else. (Sorry Becky, my bad!)

Here is what I got....

Gillette 11.5–12.2-oz shampoo or conditioner $4.50
Use $2 coupon from the 1/18PG
Final cost .50!

Kotex Pantiliner 18 count 1.29
.75/1 02-22-09 SS
Final Price: FREE (no overage allowed0

I put this in my cart and then reminded myself I don't need toothbrushes I have a drawer full from dental conventions. So I gave the coupon and the brushes to another shopper. I am slowly learning that even if is a good price, if you don't need it, don't buy it!

Oral-B Adult Manual Toothbrush $4.49
$2 on Any Twin Pack (Pulsar, Artica, CrossAction, CrossAction Vitalizer, Advantage, Indicator) - 02-08-09 PG
Final Price $0.50

Not much huh? I was on my lunch break and had less than an hour, I spent time chatting with other couponers and didn't stay very focused. Oh well, I learned a few things and met some nice people.

In honor of the new printables here are a few for you

Select Post Cereals 4/$10
Buy 4 and get $2 off instantly at checkout
Use 2 $1/2 coupons from the 1/25SS
Final cost 4/$4, just $1 each!
There is also a $2 Post Trail Mix Crunch coupon here
If you find those, buy 4 and use 4 $2 coupons
Your total will be 4 boxes FREE, plus a possible $2 moneymaker since it will deduct $2 automatically when purchasing 4 boxes

Huggies or Pampers jumbo diapers; Pull-Ups or Goodnites jumbo $10.99
Use $2 coupons from the 1/11SS, 2/22SS and the 1/25RP
Or $2 Huggies Pull Ups coupon here
Final cost $6.99

Windex 32 oz. or 28-ct. wipes $2.79
Use the $1.50 Windex coupon here
Final cost FREE

Scrubbing Bubbles 22 oz. or 28-ct. wipes $2.79
Use the .75 coupon from the 1/11SS
$1 coupon
Final cost .79!

These were items on my list today. I did not get them b/c I could not find them, I did not have enough time, they were cleaned out and most important some of the prices did not match. So I HATE to give a few wrong prices here but I did not have the wherewithal to write down the prices. I tried to cut out most of those from this list for you.

Crest Toothpaste $3
Use $1.50 coupon from the 1/18PG
Final cost FREE!

Schick 3-ct. Quattro or 4-ct. Xtreme3 Comfort Plus disposable Razors $5
Use $2 coupon from the 2/8SS
Final cost $1!

Johnson & Johnson Band-Aid Product, $2.49
$1.00/1 Any Excluding Trial Size 02-08-09 SS
Final Cost $0.49

K-Y Brand Product, Any Excluding Trial Size - $4.59
$2.00/1 02-01-09 RP Insert
Final Cost $0.59

Luden's Cough Drop, Any 30 Ct. Pack -$1.29
$1.00/1 01-04-09 RP
Final Cost FREE

Pledge Furniture Care Product,$2.50
$1.00/1 01-11-09 SS Insert
Final Price $0.50

Reach Toothbrush, Ultraclean Dental Floss,
$1.00/1 Any Any Efferdent Product 78 Ct. 02-08-09 RP Insert
Final Price FREE

Wet Ones Wipes $2.29
Use .75 coupon from the 2/8SS
Final Price .79

Bayer Aspirin Product, Any 24 Ct. $1.99
$1.00/1 01-04-09 SS
Final Price FREE

If you want more check out this list with over 200 match ups. Again be aware that some prices may not match like the Dawn Soap was not $2!


Cathy said...

Thank you for the Kmart tips! That store overwhelms me so I have yet to go with this double coupon thing. I think I just may give it a try!

The Givens Family said...

I can't find the pledge coupon you used, the $1 off one, can you give me more details on that one?

Monica said...

Givens Family

You know the coupons slightly vary around the country and so we may not have gotten it. I am not sure I remember seeing it. Sorry.

Monica said...


I found a 1.25 coupon on pledge multi surface. Maybe that is what we got in place of the other one

AlliB said...

I was just there and did not ask the cashier to scan each coupon after the item, big mistake, they missed $24 worth of coupons! Unfortunatly I was chasing my 3 yr old & did not notice until after I paid. i went to customer service, they were not happy about having to go through all of it but finally gave me $24 in cash to make up for it. When I got home I looked at the receipt and they totally forgot to scan one of my items so now i have to go back so I can pay for it and sleep at night! Argh!