Coupon Mom: Halloween candy, vitamins and more

Savings tip
Last Sunday’s AJC had three coupon inserts: two from RedPlum and one from SmartSource. Be sure to pull them out to take advantage of seasonal coupons for Halloween candy and cold and flu medications. Stock up early by combining these with the stores’ seasonal sales and you won’t get stuck paying full price when you need the items. Look in the RedPlum circulars to find coupons for $1 off any two Skittles, Starburst, Lifesavers Gummies or variety fun size bags of candy, as well as a coupon for $1.50 off any three bags of Mars fun size candy bags.
Also, use the $1.50-off-three Mars fun size candy bags coupon from the Oct. 5 RedPlum at Kroger or Rite Aid where the items are on sale for $2.50. Buy three bags, and you’ll pay just $2 per bag.

Halloween candy

Hershey’s, Nestlé: Walgreens has Mars, Hershey’s or Nestlé fun or snack size candy bags (9- to 11.6-ounce bags) on sale for $2.49. Use the 50-cent store coupon from the October Savings Booklet to pay $1.99 per bag. Combine the store coupon with manufacturers’ coupons such as the $1.50-off-three Hershey’s coupons from the Sept. 28 or Aug. 17 SmartSource to pay $1.49 per bag when you buy three. Use the Mars $1.50-off-three coupon from the Sept. 14 or Oct. 5 RedPlum to pay $1.49 per bag.

Brach’s: Rite Aid has Brach’s Candy Corn (9-ounce bags) or Halloween Peeps (9- or 24-count) on sale for $1 each when you buy three. You will get a $1 +UP Reward with three, so your net cost will be 67 cents each. The single-serve Halloween Peeps package is on sale for 67 cents, so the larger package with three times the amount of candy is a great value.

Save on vitamins
Sundown, Nature’s Bounty, Osteo Bi Flex: Rite Aid has Sundown, Nature’s Bounty and Osteo Bi Flex supplements on sale “buy one, get one free.” When you spend $30 on these items, you will get a $5 +UP Reward. You can use one coupon per pair of BOGO items. Find coupons from the Sept. 14 RedPlum for Sundown ($1), Osteo ($3 and $5), and Nature’s Bounty ($2). Also find Osteo Bi Flex coupons for $3 and $5 in the Oct. 5 RedPlum. Combining the BOGO sale with the coupons and promotion will allow you to stock up at over 75 percent off, depending on the specific variety.

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