Sunday, May 1, 2011

Coupon Boot Camp - ShopRite Deals for the Week of 05-01-11

Ready to get some great deals at Shop Rite this week? Let's do this!

If you're not sure what Coupon Boot Camp is all about, check out Lesson 1 and Lesson 2.

In Lesson 1, I talked about Catalina coupons. To refresh your memory, Catalina's are coupons that print on or with your receipt. I've been able to get all sorts of free stuff, from tampons to mashed potatoes, with Catalina's from Shop Rite. I should clarify that Catalina's are not always for free products. Sometimes they are for $ off a certain item. Other times you have to buy a certain quantity of items or spend a certain amount of a particular brand to get them. Catalina's are usually for items that you regularly purchase or for items that are similar to items you purchase. For instance, if you buy Breyer's Ice Cream, you might receive a Catalina for free or $ off Turkey Hill Ice Cream. This encourages you to try a different brand than what you normally buy. Pretty smart marketing, right?

Anyway, there are several Catalina deals at Shop Rite this week where you need to spend a certain dollar amount on products from a certain manufacturer to receive money off coupons. These are my two favorites as well as a deal idea for each:

Nestle Products: Spend $20 Get $20 in Reward Certificates (Catalina's)
You'll need to purchase $20.00 worth of participating Nestle products in a single transaction between 05-01 and 05-14. There is a limit of 1 offer per customer per week. So you can do this deal twice. Once this week and once next week when the new sale starts. The certificates will print as (4) $5.00 Catalina's to be used on your next purchase of Nestle products. The Catalina's can be redeemed as follows: 

$5 Catalina to be used during the week of 05-15 - 05-21

$5 Catalina to be used during the week of 05-22 - 05-28

$5 Catalina to be used during the week of 05-29 - 06-04

$5 Catalina to be used during the week of 06-05 - 06-11

There are tons of Nestle products that are included in this promotion, many of which are on sale. Here's one way to get the most bang for your buck out of this deal:

Buy (8) Nestle Retro Crunch Bars, regularly .50 cents each, on sale for .25 cents each (when you buy 4).= $4.00 ($2.00)

Buy (6) Juicy Juice 100% Juice (regularly $2.69 each), on sale for $2.00 each (when you buy 2) = $16.14 ($12.00)

These deals USUALLY work with the regular shelf price of the items, not the sale price and not the price after coupons.
That makes your total Nestle purchase $20.14, which qualifies you for the Catalina promotion. Though after sale prices your cost is $14.00.

Are you with me so far?

Use (4) coupons that are .50 cents off 2 Nestle Single Bars 1.5 - 2.1 oz. which can be found in this week's Smart Source coupon insert. That's $2.00 off in coupons, so you'd be spending $2.00 for (8) candy bars or .25 cents each. BUT...Shop Rite will double your .50 cent off coupons, which will give you a total of $4.00 off. That means you're getting (8) candy bars for $2.00 overage.

Use (1) $1.00 off/2 Nestle Juicy Juice Printable coupon and
and (4)  .50 cents off (1) Nestle Juicy Juice Printable coupon from Facebook.
Shop Rite will double your .50 cent off coupons giving you $4.00 off (4) of your juices, plus $1.00 off for the other (2) juices. 

That's $5.00 off the juice you were spending $12.00 for, so that's $7.00. Factor in the $2.00 you made in overage from the candy bars and you're spending $5.00 out of pocket...for (8) candy bars and (6) 64 oz. bottles of juice. But don't forget, you also just scored $20.00 in coupons to be used over the next 4 weeks. Also, you can do a Nestle deal next week and earn $20 more in Catalina's.

Here's another Catalina Promotion this week at Shop Rite:

Dial Products: Spend $20 Get $20 in Reward Certificates (Catalina's). The rules are the same as above. You need to buy $20 worth of Dial/Purex products in a single transaction between 05-01 and 05-14. Again, there is a limit of one offer per customer per week. So you can do this deal twice too. The Catalina's will print the same and be valid for the same dates as listed in the Nestle promotion above.

Here's a deal idea for you...

Buy (4) 50 oz. Purex Laundry Detergents, regularly $2.99, on sale for $1.99 with your Price Plus Card. That's $11.96 regular price, $7.96 on sale.

Buy (3) Soft Scrub Cleansers, which are 2/$5, so that's $7.50.

Buy (1) Renuzit Solid Air Freshener, which are 3/$3, so that's $1.00.

So your regular price total is $20.46, which qualifies you for the $20 Catalina promotion. Your sale price total is $16.46.

Use (4) $1.00 off 1 Purex Detergent coupons (which were in this week's Red Plum insert in the mail). The coupons are good for the 50 - 100 oz. size bottles. The sale is for the 43.5 - 50 oz. bottles so make sure you get the 50 oz. size.That's $4.00 off the sale price of $7.96, so you're paying $3.96 for the (4) bottles.

Use (3) 0.75 cents off (1) Soft Scrub coupons for the Total Kitchen or Total Bath and Bowl Cleaner, which you can print here. Shop Rite will take off an additional .25 cents for each .75 off coupon turning those coupons into $1.00 off each. That's another $3.00 off, you went from paying $7.50 for (3) bottles of Soft Scrub to paying $4.50. 

Add the $1.00 for the Renuzit (which you needed to make your regular price total over $20) and that's $9.46 for (4) bottles of Purex, (3) bottles of Soft Scrub and an air freshener - not too shabby. Plus you'll be receiving $20 in Catalina's.

Here's something important about Catalina's: Shop Rite or any other store has no control over the Catalina's. If you purchase the required products for a Catalina promotion and your Catalina's do not print, please don't go postal on some poor soul who makes $7.25 an hour. It's not their fault, there's nothing they can do about it and there's nothing the manager on duty can do about it either. If you have Catalina's that do not print, you need to contact the Catalina company for assistance. You can call them at 1-888-8COUPON or email them at for help with your problem. I have had to contact them twice and their customer service was outstanding.

I also mentioned that these Catalina promotions USUALLY work based on the regular shelf price of the items. I haven't been to the store yet to test out these deal scenarios. I will tomorrow and I'll let you know how I make out. Remember in Lesson 1 I said that couponing was like a game, right? You win some, you lose some.

There's a ton of other Catalina promotions at Shop Rite this week. Be sure to check your Shop Rite ad., go through your coupons and see what kind of deals you can come up with.

Catalina's aside, here are a few other great deals at Shop Rite this week....

Goya Beans are on sale for 0.66 cents each. Buy (2) and use this 0.60 cents off/2 Low Sodium Beans coupon and pay 0.06 cents per can.  

Friendship Cottage Cheese is on sale for $1.99. Use this $1/1 coupon and get them for .99 cents each.  

Bar-S Hot Dogs are on sale for .99 cents a pack. Buy (2) and use this $1/2 Bar-S product coupon and they'll be .49 cents a pack. 

BIC Soleil Razors are on sale for $3.99 each. Use this $3/1 Facebook coupon and get them for .99 cents each. 

Happy Couponing! Make sure to come back on Thursday and Friday this week for the next two Coupon Boot Camp Classes!

Get an awesome deal at Shop Rite or anywhere else this week using the power of coupons? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know about it!

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