The US department of labor is reporting the average price of a gallon of whole milk at $3.52 (as of Oct 2012), the highest it’s been since January 2012. Finding milk coupons can be difficult, and to make matters worse, some states including Colorado, Maine, Missouri and North Dakota have dairy regulations which prohibit the distribution of milk coupons.

Finding coupons for milk is possible, if you know where to look. Keep in mind, most dairy suppliers are local companies–great for the local farmer, not the couponer. Regional dairy suppliers are less likely to distribute manufacturer coupons than national brands. To find coupons for milk, begin by looking at national brands, then look at your local brands, and finally consider non-dairy options where coupons are most plentiful! Remember to always check our Coupons page, where we aggregate all of these coupons for you in one alphabetical list!



Coupons for Milk: national brands

Coupons for Milk: regional brands

Coupons for Milk: non-dairy options

How to Save Money on Milk

  • Look for coupons in the stores, in the weekly ad, hanging on the dairy case, etc.
  • Watch for sales on half-gallons of milk. Watch for a price of $1.00 each, or 10/$10 and stock up!
  • Check your convenience store where milk can beat even the Walmart price.
  • Make sure you watch best-by dates. Remember to look for the date farthest in the future. Milk is delivered about two weeks before its best-by date. At stores like Walmart, milk will turn over quickly, so dates will all be about the same, but at a small grocer the dates may vary greatly. Don’t be afraid to climb into the dairy case to reach in the back.
  • Write the manufacturer. Sounds like a lot of work, but it really works.  Try Borden, Smart Balance, Land O Lakes, Hood, Blue Bunny, etc.
  • Watch for discounted milk that’s about to reach its best-by date and consider freezing it.

How to Freeze Milk:

  • Freezing milk makes it turn yellowish because of the fat separating. However, once it thaws, milk will return to its normal color.
  • Freezing milk causes it to expand. Many of the plastic milk containers in the grocery store are somewhat flexible. That gives the frozen milk room for expansion. Some containers don’t have enough room, though.
  • Open the milk and pour out about a few tablespoons then recap the milk and freeze immediately.
  • How long can I store frozen milk?
  • Freeze milk for up to 3 months. Frozen milk is not going to spoil so it’s possible to freeze it even longer. However, milk can easily absorb other flavors in the freezer.
  • Store at 0 degrees F or lower.
  • The best method is to thaw the milk in the fridge. This can take 2-3 days.

Current Milk Coupons

$0.55/1 – Dean’s TruMoo Chocolate Milk – (
$0.50/1 – Dean’s or TruMoo Milk – (
$1.00/1 – Hood Simply Smart Milk – (
$1.00/2 – Hood Sour Cream, 16 oz or Larger – (
$1.00/2 - Horizon Milk, Half Gallons – (
$1.00/2 – Horizon Organic Milk, Half Gallons – (
$1.00/1 – Silk Fruit and Protein, Quart or Larger – (

$1.00/1 – Silk Fruit and Protein, Quart or Half Gallon – (
$0.75/1 – Silk, Half Gallon or 4pk, Single Serve – (
$0.75/1 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallon – (
$0.75/1 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallon – (
$0.75/1 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallon – (
$0.75/1 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallons – (
$2.00/2 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallons – (
$2.00/2 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallon – (
$2.00/2 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallon – (
$2.00/2 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallon – (
$2.00/2 – Silk Pure Almond, Half Gallons – (
$1.00/2 – Silk, Quarts or Larger – (
$1.00/1 – Simply Pure Milk, Half Gallon, Redeem at Shoprite, zip code 12345 – (
$2.00/1 – Smart Balance Kids Milk with Nutrient Blends, Redeem at Harris Teeter – (
$0.50/1 – Stonyfield Organic Milk, Half Gallon – (
$0.55/1 – TruMoo Chocolate Milk, Half Gallon or Larger – ( 

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22 thoughts on “Coupons for Milk: How to Save Money on Milk”

  1. Anonymous says:

    In addition to being able to use +Ups to buy milk at Rite Aid, I have found that my 10% Silver discount also gets applied, so I usually save an extra 36 cents off the regular price. I imagine the 20% gold discount would also work.

  2. SavvySavingShopper says:

    Instead of purchasing 2% milk, I buy whole milk and dilute (with water) a bit in order to “stretch” the gallon. Same price, greater quantity and reduced calories – picky family members don’t seem to notice the difference!

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s a good idea. I’ve done that on my breakfast cereal before when all that’s left in my fridge is whole milk. My husband thinks I’m crazy. :)

  3. Meredith says:

    I’ve gotten 2 or 3 milk coupons lately from CVS. They usually have it for $2.79 and I’ve gotten a $1 or $.50 coupon from the red coupon machine. There’s also usually a $1 ECB too!

  4. Summer Rose says:

    I also love the deals Tom Thumb (Safeway) has for the just4u app. I have stopped buying milk at Walmart and Target, because they are now more expensive there.

  5. Kassy says:

    Love my non-dairy milk! Keeps me thin! Almond FTW! :)

  6. Katie Cannon says:

    Once I thaw the milk, how long will it be good for? Obviously it will be way past the expiration date at that point…. Thanks!

    • Heather.Wheeler says:

      Generally 5-7 days. But that varies based on how cold your fridge is and how cold the milk was kept while thawing. Also freezing does not reverse spoilage, if the milk was not fresh when it was frozen it will go bad faster when thawed.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Note–you cannot freeze almond milk. It separates and will not reincorporate no matter how hard you try. Kroger had to throw out a bunch last summer during our drought in the Midwest because they had dropped the temperature too low in their cooler and ruined all the almond milk (and maybe even the coconut milk).

    • Anonymous says:

      Good to know, thanks! One thing I love about my soy and almond milk is how long it lasts before the best-by date!

  8. tcrystalk says:

    Safeway has been really good lately with discouning milk. We have been getting it discounted at 2.99 a gallon on J4U, then this week we actually got 2 additional coupons to add to the card to take1.50 off each gallon, limit 2 of course. But getting 2 gallons for 3 bucks is awesome!
    But I do have a question, I usually do freeze milk when I get it on sale but about how long does it last after taking it out to thaw and use???
    With 6 people in the house you can imagine it usually doesn’t last more than 3-4 days. But if theres ever a chance I can always hand my husband the rest of the gallon and say here finish this off. Lol! He’s pretty good at guzzling the milk.

  9. hazel says:

    Wegmans has a gallon of milk for 1.80

  10. hazel says:

    Wegmans has milk here for 1.80 for a gallon of milk

  11. August says:

    I wish milk was that low now. It used to be that price for us, but now it’s almost $5 a gallon. That’s a lot of money when you go through 4 gallons a week.

  12. Dawn Harris says:

    Wish we could get good deals on milk here, but like it says, it’s harder in MO. We get some coupons for 40cents off Roberts usually, but the Great Value Milk at WalMart is still cheaper than anywhere, and it’s close to $4 a gallon. We use a lot of milk, usually a gallon a day with 4 kids. We don’t have a Rite Aid around here, but I sure wish we did.

  13. i live in east texas and ocassionally we get coupons for borden milk on half gallons. We dont drink or use a lot of milk but when i see the coupons i buy it and freeze it for use in recipes that call for milk

  14. I use my Rite Aid up rewards every week for milk, my Rite Aid usually has milk at $2.50, 50 cents less then my local grocery store.

    • Anonymous says:

      I love that idea!

    • Amy says:

      My Rite Aid doesn’t allow me to use UP REWARDS for milk.

      • Oh that’s terrible. It the main reason I shop at Rite Aid, I only buy things I have coupons for that also give me up rewards just so I can get free milk. It’s a game to me to find milk for free. It’s one of those items every household needs but coupons are rare. (And couponing is all about the hunt!)