Stack the savings at Publix
Look in the flyer rack at Publix stores for a coupon circular with the title “Over $49 in Coupon Savings” in a purple header to get store coupons for many items. These store coupons can be combined with manufacturer’s coupons from the Sunday AJC to save more. For example, there is a $4 Publix store coupon off Claritin in the flyer, and you can combine that with a $4 Claritin coupon from the March 8 SmartSource to save a total of $8 on selected varieties.
In addition, Publix has all Sundown Naturals vitamins or supplements on sale for 33 percent off. Use the $2-off-one coupon from the Feb. 1 RedPlum to stock up. Prices vary by size and type of vitamin. Nature’s Bounty vitamins or supplements (30 to 250 count) are also 33 percent off. Use the $2-off-two coupon from the March 1 RedPlum to save more.
When it comes to bathroom items, Publix has Cottonelle Fresh Care Moist Wipes (42-count tubs) on sale for $1.79. Use the 50-cent coupon from the March 8 SmartSource, which Publix will double, to pay 79 cents each. Right Guard Total Defense 5, Xtreme Heat Shield or Xtreme Fresh deodorant (2 to 4 ounce) is on sale for $2.99 each. Use the $2 coupon from the March 1 RedPlum to pay 99 cents each. Large 8.2-ounce tubes of Crest toothpaste are on sale for $2 each. Use the 75-cent coupon from the March 1 Procter & Gamble circular to pay $1.25 each.
CVS Beauty Bonus Promotion
Scan your CVS card at the red coupon kiosk in stores to get a store coupon for $5 off any $15 cosmetics purchase. Make sure you are signed up for CVS Beauty Club to get 10 percent in Extra Bucks rewards automatically when you buy qualifying items, including cosmetics. Also, CVS has Loréal Butterfly Intenza mascara on sale for $7.99. If you buy two, you can use the $5 off $15 store coupon for cosmetics with two of the $3 coupons from the March 22 coupon circulars to pay $4.98 at the register. You will get a $5 Extra Bucks reward and $1.59 in Beauty Club Extra Bucks credit, so your net cost will be free with a $1.62 in store credit profit.
M&Ms,Mars, Dove: CVS has M&Ms Easter candy (9.9- to 12.6-ounce bags), Mars Easter Minis (9- to 11.5-ounce bags) and Dove chocolate eggs (7.94- to 8.87-ounce bags) on sale for $3 each. Use the $1-off-two coupon from the March 22 coupon circular to pay $2.50 each. You will get a $2 Extra Bucks reward on two bags, so your net cost will be $1.50 per bag.
Stephanie Nelson, The Coupon Mom, has been teaching Georgia shoppers how to save since 2000.
The full Coupon Mom column appears Thursdays in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Deal Spotter section. It’s full of great local deals and exclusive offers. Visit the Coupon Mom website for more great tips and printable grocery coupons.