Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Another trip to Kmart

Well, I went back with my sister and found a couple deals I missed. Plus, I got some new coupons in the mail that were perfect to use at Kmart. Here is the breakdown:
  • 4 boxes General Mills cereal 4/$6. I used the following coupons: 2-0.55 IP for plain cheerios which made them 0.40 each, and a $1/2 IP which made the other two boxes 50 cents each which is all way below my target price for cereal!
  • 2 Olay body wash $6.49. $2 MQ from last Sunday, and there was a bonus Kmart incentive coupon on a tear pad next to the Olay for $2 off. So I got them for $0.49 each.
  • 3 Bic Soleil razors $5.29 each, $2 MQ made them $1.29 each
  • 2 Ziplock baggies 2/$4, used $1.25/2 MQ from my sister, made them 0.75 each
  • 2 Cascade powder boxes $3.49 each. $1 MQ on each, plus again found an in store incentive coupon for additional $1 off, made these 0.49 each
  • 4 Liquid Cascade $4.99 each, $1 MQ and $1 Kmart incentive on each = $1.99 each
  • 4 Hunts pudding packs $1 each, $1/2 MQ = free
  • 4 Pringles $1.50 each, $1/2 MQ made them 0.50 each
  • 1 Peter Pan peanut butter $2.29 each, $1 MQ = 0.29

I was also able to get my $9.11 owed to me from doubling mistakes on Sunday. My before total was around $86, and after the above credit and coupons I pad only $17.82!! The Cascade deal alone made it worth my while to go there!

The total bummer was that I forgot to use my $5/25 purchase and they wouldn't give it to me without deleting the entire cart and starting over. After I had taken over 20 minutes in line! Plus my sister and I had all the kids with us too. So I gave up that fight. But on a lighter note, I got a save $10 on a $10 purchase coupon AND a $3 reward towards my next purchase. Hmmmm. I will definitely be going back. How can I convince my hubby that I need to return? Plus I hear the toy section has a ton of clearance stuff......


  1. Hi Kendra, lucky you! Both times I've been to K-Mart this week, the Cheerios were sold out.

  2. Hi Kendra, I'm new to couponing seriously and have a question for you. Where I live I can either go to the Portage or Mauston Kmarts (although Mauston is more convenient) you know if all Kmarts offer the Catalina rewards?
    Thanks for your help!!

  3. You should call the Mauston store to make sure they are participating in the double coupons this week. When Kmart decides to do this, it isn't necessarily all stores. Give them a call first, and if they are doubling coupons this week, the othe parts should all be the same!

  4. Hi Kendra, I saw your story in the Portage Daily Register and you have inspired me to get back to using coupons. I am interested in the abbreviations you use in your blog behind your deals. What does MQ and IP stand for? I am interested in your deals and where you get your coupons from. I would love to be able to shop like that! You sure are getting some awesome things cheap!

    Thanks, Jean

  5. Walmart had the medium sized watermelons on sale today for $1.00 each for a whole melon. I picked up 3. Lots of family this weekend. I think it will get eaten. Word of warning though, the long melons have seeds and a more pink colored flesh. Good, but not excellent. I'm anxious to cut into another one.

  6. how do you get them to use their kmart coupons(the pads on the shelves) and an manufacturer's coupon? they never will for me. or is that not what you mean by kmart incentive coupons?

    to the person who said they were out of cheerios: get a raincheck and keep your coupons and the ad saying double coupons...i got my 4 boxes of cheerios for under $2.50 total!