Bartlett pears $1 a pound, a great promo on Post cereal, diapers on the cheap, and more. And get tips for handing out the goodies on Halloween.
This October marks our fifth Halloween living in a family neighborhood, and therefore our fifth season of distributing candy to roaming mobs of masked trick-or-treaters. So I’ve had plenty of chances to hone my candy hand-out strategy:
- Don’t offer a choice. Stock up on one kind or it gets too complicated.
- Hand it out. Everyone gets approximately the same amount and no one gets greedy.
- Get the good stuff. Like Snickers. None of that off-brand nonsense.
- Overestimate. I buy more than I need. Someone will eat it…
This week, Ukrop’s, Rite Aid, and Walgreens have the best sale prices on bags of snack size/fun size candy: $2 a bag. (Ukrop’s is with Savings Spot coupon, limit 6) There was a manufacturer’s coupon in the 10-11 Red Plum for $1 off 2 Mars fun size bags, and last Sunday’s Smart Source insert contained a “Buy 3, get 1 free” coupon for Hershey’s, Reese’s, or Kit Kat snack size bags.
Expect to see similar prices next week. If there’s a sale price under $2, I’ll make sure to mention it!
Meat Top Pick
Pick up packages of Tyson sliced bacon for half-price at Kroger.
Veggie Top Pick
Avocados for $1 apiece at Kroger and Whole Foods. Technically, they are fruit.
Fruit Top Pick
At Kroger, Bartlett pears cost $1/lb.
Dairy Top Pick
Kroger shredded or bar cheese $1.25 each this week.
Staples Top Pick
Swanson broth is on sale for $.50/can at Ukrop’s. The 9-27 Smartsource insert had a coupon for $1 off 5.
Snacks & Sweets Top Pick
Kroger is running a great promo on Post cereal, Nature Valley Granola Bars, and Fiber One Granola Bars: Get them for $1.50 a box when you buy 4 in a single transaction.
To sweeten the deal use
- Manufacturer’s coupons for Nature Valley granola bars or nut clusters from 10-4 and 9-13 Smart Source inserts
- E-Coupons for Nature Valley Nut Clusters and Nature Valley Granola bars available at Shortcuts and Cellfire
- Print $.40 off Nature Valley coupons from SmartSource.com and CoolSavings (limit 2 prints at each site)
- Printable coupon $2 off Honey Bunches of Oats
- Catalina deal for Honey Bunches of Oats: You’ll also receive a checkout coupon for $2 off your next Kroger purchase when you buy 2 boxes (or a $3 coupon with 3 boxes or a $4 coupon with 4).
Beverage Top Pick
Maxwell House coffee bags 11-11.5oz are $2 at Ukrop’s. Coupons.com has a printable for $1 off 2 packages of Maxwell House.
Household Top Pick
At Ukrop’s, receive $5 off your order when you purchase 4 participating P&G products. Pampers diaper jumbo packs are included, on sale for $8.99. Deduct the average savings of $1.25 ea when buying 4 to bring the cost down to $7.74. Plus use manufacturer’s coupons for more savings.
Other participating items include Dawn ($2.69), Iams Cat Food ($6.99), Iams Dog Food ($16.99), and Pantene ($3.99) (All prices before additional promotion savings, combine with coupons from 10-11 or 9-27 Proctor & Gamble coupon inserts).
Find more deals by accessing the stores’ weekly ads online: