The app SnipSnap may have started out as an innocent way to remember store coupons, but it has turned into a fraudulent operation, enabling thousands to illegally redeem pictures of manufacturer coupons, costing stores hundreds of thousands of dollars. Check out why KCL needs the couponing community to steer clear of SnipSnap!
Target recently launched Cartwheel, a free “social” savings program! Cartwheel is similar to shopping apps, like Ibotta, in that the offers can be combined with other coupons.
The site states: “Together with Facebook, Cartwheel lets you connect with friends to share your favorite deals plus save money on the products you love.”
The program may be accessed at cartwheel.target.com with a smartphone, tablet or computer. Or, download the app (from the app store) on your smartphone. A Facebook account is required.
Offers are easy to add: just click on the image and you’re done!
To redeem a Cartwheel offer, either present a printed copy of your Cartwheel barcode or show it on a mobile device at checkout. It only needs to be scanned once because all offers connect to the same barcode.
Offers are valid in U.S. Target stores only.
After signing up, a user automatically gets to add up to ten offers. “Unlock badges” to access more.
Sign up now and check back here for hot deals using Cartwheel!
Calling all new graduates! The Krazy Coupon Lady is here to help you pay off your student loans with budgeting and coupon tips!
How to Find High-Value Coupons
Get your hands on the Sunday paper. If you don’t want to subscribe, look at hotel lobbies, libraries, coffee shops, fast food chains, or apartment lobbies for a free copy. In addition, make sure to print the coupons you need using the extensive list in the KCL Printable Coupon Database. Put your smartphone to good use by signing up for mobile coupons from stores like Target to save even more!
How to Save Hundreds with Coupons
To maximize your savings, learn to stack coupons with sales, promotions and other coupons. Use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon for one product. Buy 10 products, use ten coupons! Visit TheKrazyCouponLady.com every Sunday to see the new national sales at Target, Walgreens, CVS and more! Add the best deals to your shopping list, print your coupons and head to the store.
Start a Budget
Track your spending and set a budget, for at least on month. One way to budget is the cash envelope system. With this easy-to-use budgeting method, you allot cash at the first of the month into categories like groceries, entertainment, transportation and clothes. Plan out your purchases, tuck away your debit and credit card and stick to the budgeted cash. When you’re out of cash, you’re done spending for month.
Put Your Smart Phone to Work
With all the great money-saving apps, your smartphone can be a excellent tool for helping lower your bills. Check out awesome apps like iBotta, Endorse* and ShopKick. Use these instant-savings and rebate apps in addition to coupons to save even more money!
*Since the filming of this video, Endorse app is no longer available.
Save on Dining and Entertainment
Entertainment and a good meal can be a sanity saver when you’re sticking to a close budget! Put aside a little each month for things like movies, fun and eating out–and before you leave the house, check out sites like Restaurant.com, Living Social and Groupon for vouchers that can save you more than 50% on your overall bill!
Plan your retail purchases ahead and purchase gift cards at discount gift-card retailers: PlasticJungle, Raise, GiftCardGranny, CardCash or CardPool. Purchase gift cards between 3-30% off, then use them like a debit card at checkout. You can also sell your unwanted gift cards which pay up to 92% of their value in cash.
Ready to save and start making loan payments? Check out TheKrazyCouponLady.com to save on the things you need and love!
Do you want to know our deepest, darkest secret? Today, we must confess: We have Costco cards. After years of swearing against wholesale club stores, we’re coming clean. Watch this video to get tips for the best buys at Costco!
We are back with our coupon-crystal ball for the month of June! Here are the things we are predicting (based on the last few years) will be on sale this month. This isn’t a totally comprehensive list, but these are the items we know will be cheap this month!
National Dairy Month: Milk (also look for a free milk Catalina when you buy cereal promos), ice cream, cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt Fourth of July Sales start at the end of June: Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, BBQ sauce, ketchup, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, mustard & mayo, relish, ice cream, Popsicles, frozen treats, soda pop Father’s Day: Tools, ties, men’s clothing, sports gear, electric razors, wallets
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Walmart accepts manufacturer coupons from the Sunday coupon inserts as well as printable manufacturer coupons. In order to be in compliance with policy, coupons must read “manufacturer coupon” across the top, have an expiration date, and a scannable barcode.
Look for the Smallest (Allowed) Products
You’ll get the biggest bang for your (couponing) buck when you find the smallest size and stack it with a manufacturer coupon!
Everyday Low Prices and Rollback
Look for items on rollback at Walmart! Rollbacks are Walmart’s version of a sale and are a great way to save when you stack their low prices with coupons! Even if items are not on rollback, Walmart has great everyday low prices!
Save with Produce Coupons
Walmart has great produce prices which stack nicely with coupons! For example, print this hot coupon to get free Earthbound Farm products:
We are back with our coupon-crystal ball for the month of May! Here are the things we are predicting (based on the last few years) will be on sale this month. This isn’t a totally comprehensive list, but these are the items we know will be cheap this month!
Using coupons at Rite Aid can seem a bit complicated, but once you learn the coupon policy and use the rewards program, you can net free products nearly every week! Here’s what you need to know to start saving like krazy at Rite Aid:
How to get started
Print out Rite Aid coupon policy. It’s always a good idea to have the policy on hand just in case you encounter a cashier who is unfamiliar with store policy. Politely referring to the store’s official policy can stop a lot of arguments before they get a chance to escalate — and get you on your way out the door with your deals faster!
Sign up for the wellness+ Program. In order to reap the benefits of all these great deals, you’ll need to have a wellness+ account. This will allow you to receive +Up Rewards. Sign up in store or at RiteAid.com. Receive the wellness+ card in 5-7 business days, or sign in with a phone number at checkout. Make sure to create an account online to receive maximum wellness+ benefits!
How to use Rite Aid +Up Rewards
How +Up Rewards work:Rite Aid +Up Rewards are similar to a Catalina in a grocery store. At the end of your transaction, receive reward dollars for purchasing featured products. The rewards are loaded onto your wellness+ card for use on a later purchase. The rewards are available beginning at 6 a.m. the following day and are good for up to 14 days.
If you do nothing, your rewards will automatically load onto your wellness+ card. However, you may want to opt to have your rewards print out on your receipt instead of loading onto your card. When your rewards are loaded onto your card, they will be redeemed automatically the next time you use the card, redeeming the highest value reward first and working down in value. This means you have less control over which rewards you use and when. If you want your rewards to print out on your receipt, just ask your cashier or customer service to change the preference on your account.
Stacking coupons and rewards: Save more by combining manufacturer coupons with +Up Rewards — just remember to have the cashier apply manufacturer coupons before you swipe your wellness+ card, or you may not be able to use your manufacturer coupons at all.
Here’s a great example of how you can use +Up Rewards with your coupons to get great deals: Ricola cough drops were on sale 2/$3, or $1.50 each. We had two manufacturer coupons for $1 off, making our out-of-pocket cost for two packages $1, or 50 cents each. Rite Aid offered a $1 +Up Reward for buying two of this product, making our final cost…drumroll, please…free! Tough to pass up, don’t you think?
Rite Aid Coupons
Rite Aid offers a few different types of coupons — here’s what you need to know to use them to their fullest potential:
Video Values: These are Rite Aid store coupons earned by logging in to the Ad Perks system at RiteAid.com. Watch short commercials to earn printable coupons. Though you can print more than one, only one coupon may be redeemed per wellness+ account. Video Values coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.
In-ad coupons: The verbiage on these coupons states that they are manufacturer coupons, but you can ignore that — they’re coded like a store coupon and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. Be aware, though, that you cannot stack in-ad coupons with Video Values coupons.
Load2Card coupons: These are eCoupons that you can load directly onto your wellness+ card. Log in to your wellness+ account on the website and go to the Load2Card page to see over 80 coupons that you can add to your card. They will be applied automatically when you use your card at checkout.
Load2Card coupons include both store and manufacturer coupons, but Rite Aid doesn’t make it clear which are which. But that’s what we’re here for! Here’s how to tell: each Load2Card coupon will have a link that says “More.” When you click on it, the fine print will pop up. If the fine print says “Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item,” this indicates a store coupon. Any other verbiage such as a remit address or instructions to the retailer indicate a manufacturer coupon.
Rite Aid Coupon Policy
Stacking: Rite Aid coupon policy specifically addresses three types of coupons. The easiest way to know which is which is to refer to the numbers under the bar code:
Manufacturer coupons: code begins with “5″
In-ad or Video Values coupons: code begins with “RC49″
“Valuable Coupons:” code begins with “RC48″ (though we don’t see these often)
Store policy states that you can use one of each of these types of coupons per item.
Buy One, Get One Free: During a BOGO sale, you are only allowed to use one cents-off coupon in conjunction with the sale. In other words, you only get a coupon discount on the item you are purchasing out of pocket. However, if the store promotion is “Buy One, Get One 50% Off,” you can use a coupon for each item — again, one for each item you are paying for out of pocket. You also cannot use a BOGO manufacturer coupon in conjunction with a BOGO store sale.
Rite Aid offers several different kinds of coupons. Today, we’re discussing Video Values coupons. , Video Values coupons are store coupons that you earn by logging into the Rite Aid Ad Perks system and watching videos — usually 30 second to two-minute long commercials. After watching the videos, you can print out the coupons. Here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of Rite Aid Video Values:
How to get started
In order to get Video Values coupons, you’ll need to have a wellness+ account. Just go to Rite Aid’s website to sign up; you’ll receive your card in the mail shortly after, but you can use your phone number to access the account in the meantime. You can also sign up in-store, but if you do, be sure to go to the website right away and enter your card number to create an online account — so you can start watching those videos!
How to use Video Values
All you have to do to receive a Video Values coupon is watch a short commercial for the product. The videos are available from the first weekend to the last weekend of the month, and the coupons can be redeemed until the middle of the following month. For example, coupons from videos that we watched in February expired on March 16th. You can only redeem each coupon once.
It’s a good idea to watch the videos for all the products you think you might buy, in case those items go on sale within the next month. Don’t have time to watch a bunch of videos? If you have a laptop, you can play the videos while you’re doing something else, like emptying out the dishwasher. Keep an eye on the screen, though — after the video ends, you’ll only have 30 seconds to enter a code so you can get your coupon.
Stacking: Video Values are store coupons, although (for some reason) the print at the top of the coupon claims that they are manufacturer coupons. However, what you really need to pay attention to are the numbers under the bar code. Video Values coupons start with “RC49,” which means they are store coupons, according to Rite Aid Coupon Policy. Video Values coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons!
Rite Aid allows stacking of one of each of the following kinds of coupons: store coupons (which begin with “RC49″), manufacturer coupons (which begin with “5″), and the elusive and rarely seen “valuable coupons” (which begin with “RC48″). So be sure to pay attention to the codes on your coupons, and come to the Rite Aid page here at KCL to find out which coupons to stack with Video Values to get the best deals!
Rite Aid can be a great place to get deals if you know how to utilize all of their coupons and rewards, but couponing there can be confusing — mainly because of the many different types of coupons that Rite Aid offers. One of the newest is Load2Card coupons. Load2Card coupons work just like other eCoupons — load them directly to your store loyalty card from RiteAid.com. But you may not be using them to their full advantage if you don’t know a few key tricks. Here’s how to get the most from Rite Aid’s Load2Card coupons:
How to get started
In order to use Load2Card coupons, you’ll need to have a Rite Aid wellness+ account. Just go to RiteAid.com to sign up. Expect to receive your card in the mail shortly after, and use your phone number to access the account in the meantime. You can also sign up in-store, but if you do, be sure to go to the website right away and enter your card number (before you lose it!) to create an online account so you can start loading up your coupons!
How to use Load2Card coupons
Loading: Log in to your wellness+ account on Rite Aid’s website and go the Load2Card page to see over 80 coupons that you can add to your card. Just choose the coupons you want, and they will be added to your account and applied automatically when you provide your wellness+ account info at checkout.
Store vs. Manufacturer: Load2Card coupons include both store and manufacturer coupons, and, for some reason beyond our understanding, Rite Aid doesn’t make it clear which are which. We’ve figured it out, though, and here’s how you can tell the difference: each Load2Card coupon will have a link that says “More.” When you click on it, the fine print will pop up. If the fine print says “Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item,” this indicates a store coupon (which can be stacked with a paper manufacturer coupon). Any other verbiage, such as a remit address or instructions to the retailer, indicate a manufacturer coupon.
Stacking: If you are stacking paper coupons with Load2Card coupons, be sure to hand your paper coupons to the cashier and have them scanned before you enter your wellness+ account info. This can avoid a lot of hassle, and makes your paper coupons more likely to come off of your total.
If you have an issue with a coupon not being deducted from your total, go to or call customer service. They can look up your purchases through your wellness+ account and make the correction, if needed. Often, a coupon not working is the result of user error rather than the store’s mistake, so you may want to double-check that you did everything right before you call.
Be careful...at the checkout, my Load2card coupon was considered a manufacture coupon, but it didn't say that. ($2/1) When I went to use a $1/1 manufactures coupon for the same product, it replaced the $2 off instead bringing my total up a dollar and not using the Loaded coupon on the transaction.
Can video coupons be stacked with store coupons from load 2 card?
+Up Rewards are Rite Aid Coupons, similar to a Catalina coupon in a grocery store, CVS Extra Bucks, or Walgreens Register Rewards. Earn reward dollars for purchasing select items. Combine +Up Reward promotions with coupons, and get incredible deals—including free items! Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of Rite Aid +Up Rewards:
How to get started
In order to receive +Up Rewards, you’ll need to have a wellness+ account. Visit RiteAid.com to sign up. Receive your card in the mail or use your phone number in the keypad at checkout. You can also sign up in-store, but if you do, be sure to go to the website right away and enter your card number to create an online account—you’ll need it to take full advantage of Rite Aid’s deals!
How to use Rite Aid +Up Rewards
How +Up Rewards work: Rite Aid’s +Up Rewards are similar to Catalina coupons in a grocery store. Receive +Up Reward dollars with your receipt at the end of the transaction. The rewards are automatically loaded onto your wellness+ card. +Up Rewards can be redeemed beginning at 6 a.m. the following day and are valid for 14 days.
Though +Up Rewards used to print out on the bottom of your receipt, in September of 2012, Rite Aid started loading rewards directly onto your wellness+ card, instead. However, you can opt to have the rewards print on your receipt like they used to, which gives you more control over how you use them. When your rewards are loaded onto your card, they will be redeemed automatically the next time you use the card, starting with the highest value reward first and working down. This means you have no say over which rewards you use and when. If you prefer your rewards to print out on your receipt, just ask your cashier or customer service to change the preference on your account.
Where to find them: The main source for information on which items will earn you +Up Rewards is Rite Aid’s weekly ad. It will tell you all of Rite Aid’s advertised rewards deals for the week, but you can also find unadvertised or monthly deals just by browsing the aisles in the store. And be sure to come to KCL — we’ll tell you which coupons to combine with +Up Rewards promos to get the best possible deals!
Stacking coupons and rewards: Save more by combining manufacturer coupons with +Up Rewards — just remember to have the cashier apply your manufacturer coupons before you swipe your wellness+ card, or you may end up with too low a balance to use your manufacturer coupons at all.
Limits: There are usually limits associated with +Up Rewards, but it’s important to remember that the limits are on the rewards, not on the items purchased. For example, Ricola and Sucrets were on sale 2/$3. Rite Aid was offering $1 in +Up Rewards for every two of these items purchased, with a limit of 4 (remember, a limit of 4 rewards, not a limit of 4 items). This means you could buy 8 items and receive your limit of $4 in +Up Rewards. You can buy more than 8 packages of Ricola or Sucrets at the 2/$3 price, but you cannot receive more than $4 in +Up Rewards on these items.
If you use Up Rewards to purchase an item that's on sale and has Up Rewards, will you receive those new Up Rewards? (For instance, Sucrets 2/$3 and $1 Up Rewards. You pay with a $1 coupon and $2 in Up Rewards Will you get the new $1 Up Reward?)
According to our estimations, at a pack of diapers a week and about $10 a pack, a baby can go through a couple of thousand dollars’ (or more!) worth of diapers before being potty trained. That’s a lot of money for something you throw in the trash! However, with a few simple strategies, you can cut your costs in half. We try to pay $5 or less for a pack of diapers (and if you can get them for $2, that’s when it’s time to stock up like Krazy!). Here’s how to do it:
First and foremost, get your hands on some coupons! As always, come to KCL to find tons of printable coupons in our database. If you want to go straight to the source, here are some great sites for printable diaper coupons:
And don’t forget your newspaper coupons (as if you ever would)! Be sure to check the Smart Source and P&G inserts in your Sunday paper for Huggies, Luvs and Pampers coupons.
Look for promos like “buy 2, get a $5 gift card” or offers for register rewards with a diaper purchase — drugstores are a great place to take advantage of these promotions. And like any good KCL, be sure to stack them with coupons for the most savings!
Are rewards programs worth the time it takes to enter your points? We think so! Joining a rewards program like Pampers Gifts to Grow or Huggies Enjoy the Ride allows you to earn free stuff for something you’re buying anyway. Following our pack-a-week formula, you can average about 2000 points a year (not counting the free-points promotions these companies sometimes offer that allow you to pad your balance without spending any extra money), which will net you a product with a value of around $30. That’s a free birthday or Christmas gift!
Don’t miss out on exclusive members-only deals! Be sure to register on these brand websites to get great coupons delivered right to your inbox:
I had a question, on the old layout of your website, KCL would post an article for the best baby deals of the week. I was wondering how I can get to that article? or do you even post it anymore? I really need some help finding it! Thank you guys!
Get a free pair of glasses at CoastalContacts. Just pay shipping charges and for any upgrades like stronger lenses or coatings. The price includes up to 1.5 index lenses. The price for any upgrades is clearly displayed. The glasses ship very quickly.
Note: This deal is for first-time customers only. Just use code FIRSTPAIRFREE at checkout.
Browse the frames, find the perfect style, select it, and click continue.
Enter prescription information.
Choose lenses and any “extras.”
Add glasses to shopping cart for checkout.
Enter shipping information.
Enter code FIRSTPAIRFREE in the code box, and click apply.
Final total should only include extras and shipping and handling.
Low or no cost eye exams
For those who need a critical eye exam to be screened for glaucoma and other eye issues and to get a prescription, there are some free and low-cost alternatives out there.
Check with InfantSEE, a national public health program for children 6 months to 1-year-old. Call (888) 396-EYES or visit www.infantsee.org.
For children or teens:
Find out if your children are eligible for CHIP or Medicaid coverage, call 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) or visit www.insurekidsnow.gov.
Sight for Students is a Vision Service Plan program that provides free eye exams and glasses for low income and uninsured children 18 and younger. Get more information at 1-888-290-4964 or www.sightforstudents.org.
Free eye exams for adults
Vision USA, coordinated by The AOA Foundation, provides free eye exams to uninsured, low-income workers and their families. For more information, call 1-800-766-4466 or visit www.optometryscharity.org/vision-usa.
Lions Clubs International provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through its local clubs. Find a local Lions Club using the https://directory.lionsclubs.org/ feature on the organization’s website.