Evelyn Romans | 

15 Premium Brands You Can Get for Free (or Cheap) with Coupons

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1. Carter’s

Carter’s clothes for babies and kids can regularly cost you upwards of $45 per bodysuit or outfit. But stack coupon codes on top of sale and clearance prices during Carter’s “Buy One Get Two” sales, and get bodysuits for as low as $1.44 each!

TIP: When prices are less than $5 per outfit, stock up on bigger sizes so you’re prepared for at least a season ahead.


2. The Children’s Place

The key to scoring $5 kids’ denim and $3 shirts from The Children’s Place is Place Cash. During The Children’s Place Cash events, you’ll typically get a $10 Place Cash coupon for every $20 you spend. But it gets even better!

Occasionally, The Children’s Place will have Double Place Cash events where you can get two $10 coupons for every $20 spent. Those coupons can then be used like cash on future purchases of at least $20.

Shop during these events to cut major bucks off your bottom line!

TIP: Sign up for the free My Place Rewards program to earn one point for every $1 spent. Earn points and Place Cash in the same transaction! Check out 19 Secrets to Getting The Children’s Place Clothes for Almost Nothing for more info.


3. Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret panties are about $11 apiece without coupons, but with coupons, you can get panties for just $4!

Victoria’s Secret frequently has “free with purchase” coupons. If there are mulitple freebie promotions going on, you can stack them all in one transaction! Plus, stack up to three coupons in one purchase when you shop online.

TIP: Wait for the semi-annual sales in January and May, and use your coupons then to score the best prices of the year.


4. Gap

Gap’s 40% off sales usually occur every 6-8 weeks and last a few days. This is a great time to shop with coupons — especially online!

Why? Because you can stack up to 5 coupon codes and redeem Gap cash all in one transaction to get cheap apparel like baby shoes for less than $5 (regularly $30), and $35 flannel for just $11.

TIP: Price match online Gap prices with those you see in store. Just mention the lower price at the register.


5. Tide

Tide laundry detergent is freakin’ expensive without coupons — like $12-for-100-oz. expensive.

For cheaper Tide, head to the drugstores (like CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid) where you can usually stack a manufacturer coupon with a sale price and store coupon.

Recently, KCL used a “$1 off $5 Tide detergent purchase” store coupon from CVS with 2 manufacturer coupons and a sale price. The total? $2.44 each for 2 bottles of Tide.

TIP: Download your local store’s smartphone app. In it you’ll find digital manufacturer coupons, which means you don’t need a printer or newspaper subscription to coupon.


6. Cottonelle


A 12-pack of Cottonelle toilet paper is about $7. But use manufacturer coupons on top of sale prices and store promotions, and you’ll see prices as low as $1.50 per pack!

For example, Walgreens recently had a deal where shoppers could get a $3 Register Reward (a voucher for in-store credit that prints at the register) when they bought 2 paper products. So KCL used 2 manufacturer coupons — one for a roll of paper towels, and one for the toilet paper — to save on both items and get a $3 credit at the register.

TIP: When buying toilet paper, always calculate price per square foot.


7. Charmin

Charmin will cost you about $7 for a 6-pack without coupons. Luckily, Coupons.com usually releases a high-value coupon at the beginning of every month. When you see it, print it right away (you can print 2 per phone number), and look out for deals on KCL.

With coupons, you have the potential to score a 16-pack for just $3.

TIP: Read How to Never Pay Full Price for Toilet Paper Again for more tips.


8. Kleenex

Sometimes you can even make money on products with coupons!

Recently, KCL used a $1 coupon without a size restriction and a rebate-app offer from Ibotta to save on a travel pack of Kleenex. Final price: $0.17 moneymaker.

TIP: When coupons don’t have size restrictions, head to Dollar Tree and use them there to get free stuff or products for pennies.


9. Axe

One stick of men’s Axe deodorant is about $4. Use a manufacturer coupon and a rebate offer on the same purchase, and you could get Axe for only $0.88.

TIP: Download rebate apps like Ibotta and MobiSave that only require you to buy specific products at the store then show your proof of purchase for cash back.


10. Bounty

Twelve rolls of Bounty paper towels can cost you $16 at the store, but head to Dollar Tree (yes, most carry single rolls of Bounty!) and use one coupon per item.

You can buy a single roll for just $0.75 when you use a coupon.

TIP: Many Dollar Tree stores carry name brands like Bounty, Kleenex, Vicks, Maybelline, and more! Check out Things You Should Always Buy at Dollar Tree to see what else they carry.


11. Viva

Normally, Viva paper towels are about $10 per 8 rolls. Ibotta sometimes has high-value rebate offers for Viva that’ll save you $1.50 – $2 per pack. Pair that discount with a manufacturer coupon and sales price, and you could spend as low as $0.37 per roll.

TIP: When the cost of paper towels is $0.60 or less per roll, stock up to last you at least 3 months, about the time it takes for the next stock-up price to come along.


12. Pampers

Pampers run about $0.45 per diaper (based on a size 3 diaper price). I’ll let you do the math and figure out how much money that is over the course of the 3 years babies tend to wear diapers. (Hint: it’s not good!) Which is why stocking up on diapers when you see a high-value Pampers coupon and a sale is key.

In fact, CVS has been known to offer their own high-value store coupons you can stack with a manufacturer coupon and a sale and Extrabucks! This can bring the price of a jumbo back of Pampers down to $0.15 per diaper.

TIP: Some stores will accept CVS store coupons as manufacturer-sponsored store coupons and allow you to stack them with manufacturer coupons. Even though it’s not a guarantee that your store will accept it, it never hurts to ask!


13. Huggies

One of the best ways to save on Huggies is to take advantage of Target’s gift-card-with-a-purchase deals. Huggies diapers are about $0.21 each, full price.

To use a gift card promo, there’s usually a minimum threshold you need to meet with your purchase, for example: “Free $15 Target gift card with select baby department purchase of $75 or more.” Stack manufacturer coupons and Cartwheel offers to get Huggies for around $0.10 per diaper.

TIP: When stocking up on diapers, always calculate the per-diaper price.


14. Sonicare

Kohl’s can be magical when it comes to getting the lowest prices on items that are usually on the spendy side. I’m looking at you, $80.00 Sonicare toothbruth.

Since you can stack up to four promo codes when you shop online, and Kohl’s is generous with codes, you’ll be able to get a Sonicare for under $10 (recently we saw them for $8.69).

TIP: Don’t ever shop at Kohl’s without a coupon or a promo code. Learn all Genius Kohl’s Shopping Hacks.



15. Energizer

You can often find $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons for Energizer. But even better is when you can use a mail-in rebate on top of a coupon to get an even lower price on batteries. For example, a 4-pack of AA batteries usually costs $6.44 at Walmart. But when you have a $1.00/1 coupon, plus you get a $5 e-gift card when you spend $15, the same package of Energizer batteries will be $3.52.

TIP: Always use your coupon on the lowest quantity that qualifies to save more money. If you want higher quantities, print more coupons.



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