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One big coupon insert coming this Sunday


There's only one coupon insert in this Sunday's home-delivered Final Edition of The News & Observer, but it's a substantial one.
Eighty-five coupons with a face value of approximately $95 are contained in the Smart Source insert. And that's before every-day double coupons, which we're fortunate to have at Kroger, Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods.
As always, I'll have the coupon database updated and the best drugstore and Kroger deals posted early Sunday morning, about the same time your paper hits the driveway.
(Single-copy and State Edition papers may not contain all coupon inserts.)

Wednesday Deals (Jan. 11-17)

It's another great week for deals at the grocery stores with lots of BOGO deals at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods and a store-brand promotion at Food Lion that rewards you with a coupon for cash off your next grocery order. Harris Teeter also has a few Buy 2, Get 3 deals. And it's the second week of Lowes Foods' in-store coupon promotion with several nice deals on cereal and snack foods.
If that's not enough, Harris Teeter has got milk for $2.97 per gallon and Aldi is celebrating a new store opening in Durham with a coupon for $5 off your $30 order.

Read on for a store-by-store breakdown of all the best deals at the supermarkets this week:

Sunday deals are up! (Jan. 8-14)

With another nice infusion of new coupons this Sunday, there are some great deals, including at least 10 freebies at the drugstores.
Kroger is offering a second week of P&G deals and the lowest price on Kashi products I could find. Plus, don't forget to use your $4 no-strings-attached digital credit that I wrote about here.
And at Target, if you're a fan of Weight Watchers meals, there's a super deal on them for just 79 cents each.
Finally, if you need milk, it's $2.79 per gallon at Walgreens again this week. The only cheaper option is the Smart Balance milk you can score for FREE through Tuesday during Super Doubles at Harris Teeter with today's new coupon.
(Click here for my separate post on the new FREEBIES and good deals you can score during the final days of Harris Teeter Super Doubles with today's new coupons.)

Read on for a store-by-store breakdown of all the best bargains at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger and Target:

New Sunday coupons = new deals at Harris Teeter Super Doubles

If you've exhausted your supply of coupons during Super Doubles this week, the new batch in today's N&O provides several more opportunities to snare some bargains, including three freebies and 13 items under $1!

The best freebie: a reissue of the Smart Balance milk coupon that expired on Wednesday, which means another opportunity to score more FREE milk today through Tuesday.

Here are all the deals I found with today's new coupons:

A coupon to buy a magazine full of coupons

The online coupon printing site,, has got a 50-cent off coupon right now for "All You" magazine.

That's 50 cents off a $2.50 magazine full of coupons.

New SavingStar coupons make a 'Super Triple' deal at Harris Teeter

SavingStar, the digital coupons savings site, has some new coupons up today, including one that makes it possible to score a "Super Triples" deal at Harris Teeter.

Here's how:

This week, during Harris Teeter's Super Doubles promotion, Special K cereal is on sale for $2.50 per box.

There is a paper coupon from last week's newspaper for $1/3, which will double, giving you $2 off three boxes of Special K.

To get an additional $1 off, go to SavingStar and select the $1/3 coupon on Kellogg's cereals and it will be loaded onto your grocery loyalty cards, including your Harris Teeter VIC card.

When you go to Harris Teeter, be sure to swipe your VIC card and use your paper coupon, scoring yourself a "Super Triples" deal. (The Super Doubles promo runs through Tuesday, Jan. 10.)

While the $1 SavingStar coupon won't come off at the register, it will be saved in a virtual piggy bank on the SavingStar site. Each time you save $5, SavingStar will deposit money into your bank account or send you a $5 Amazon gift card.

If you're not familiar with SavingStar, click here to read the post I wrote about it when the program began last summer.

UPDATED: Wednesday Deals (Jan. 4-10)

Harris Teeter's Super Doubles promotion may be the big news this week in the world of coupons. But the other grocery stores have some can't-miss deals:

  • great produce buys at Aldi, including 99-cent pineapples and 50-cent per pound pears.
  • a new set of in-store coupons at Lowes Foods that yields 30-cent cereal and some extremely inexpensive snack foods.
  • a coupon for $5 off a $30 grocery order at Food Lion.
  • and a nice P&G promo at Kroger.

If you need a good deals list for Super Doubles at Harris Teeter, click here. I've got a great list matching up sales and unadvertised specials with the coupons we received here in the Triangle.

Read on for a store-by-store breakdown of all the best deals this week:

UPDATED: Harris Teeter Super Doubles good deals list for the Triangle

Harris Teeter is starting off the new year with a Super Doubles coupon promotion. The savings begin at 7 a.m. today, Jan. 4.

Below is  a list of completely free items and good deals that you can score with coupons we received here in the Triangle. I also included good deals using printable coupons available on national coupon sites.

Sunday deals are up! (Jan. 1-7)

With an infusion of new coupons in Sunday's newspaper, the deals are starting to crank back up this week. I especially like the FREE Nivea lip balm and Skinny Cow candy at CVS, the FREE Triaminic at Walgreens and the 8-cent Softsoap at Kroger. Best of all, however, is the milk for $2.79 a gallon at Walgreens, which doesn't require any coupon at all.

Read on for a store-by-store breakdown of the top deals I spotted:

Tips to score best holiday clearance deals

If you can stand the thought of shopping for next year's holidays, now is the time to score deep discounts on Christmas and Hanukkah items.

Between now and mid-January, prices on everything from artificial Christmas trees to Hanukkah gelt will be marked down drastically. Right now, most items are 50 percent to 60 percent off. But as the days go by, the discounts will get deeper -- as high as 90 percent, in some cases.

I know some shoppers who haunt the aisles of Target and the drug stores just waiting for those 90 percent off signs to go up.

Here are a couple of hints to get the most bang for your clearance buck:

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