What are the best things to buy in spring, based on cost savings? What coupons should you watch for?
With spring comes a few holidays like Easter and Memorial Day, an extreme urge to clean up your house, and another round of allergies for those of us prone to them.
Luckily, there are coupons you can use to save money buying supplies for all of these.
TIP: Remember to use the KCL app to look for these coupons — this way you don’t have to watch every store sale and coupon insert, because we will do it for you and tell you when to shop.
1. Look for a high-value Almay Cosmetics coupon in early March.
Watch for a Smart Source coupon for Almay in the Sunday newspaper insert during the first week of March. It’ll probably be as much as $3.00/1 Almay Cosmetics product.
Most likely, there will be a sale you can stack the coupon with for deep savings on Almay.
Once March hits, start grabbing drugstore fliers for store coupons, because we’ve seen $2/1 Almay Cosmetics at stores like Walgreens in the past, and you can definitely use an Almay manufacturer coupon and an Almay store coupon at the same time!
2. Watch for avocado coupons at the end of April, right before Cinco de Mayo.
It’s rare to find a coupon for avocados — heck, it’s rare to find a deep discount on the expensive little buggers.
But when the end of April rolls around, expect to find at least one coupon. There are a few places to look.
In the past, we’ve seen offers inside the Coupons.com app for $2.00 cash back on avocados (Find out how to use the Coupons.com app). If you can also find a sale, it’s possible to get a couple avocados for free with this coupon!
Other years, we’ve seen SavingStar offers for $0.25 off avocados. SavingStar is a rebate app similar to Ibotta — to redeem offers, download the app and link your store loyalty cards to the app. When you pay, show your loyalty card, and savings will be added to your SavingStar account.
3. Stock up on cereal using Smart Source and Coupons.com coupons.
Last year we saw $1.00/3 General Mills cereals, along with a ton of individual flavor coupons (for example, $0.75/1 Cheerios or Cinnamon Toast Crunch) in the Sunday newspaper coupon insert.
Look for Kellogg’s coupons on Coupons.com — in the past we’ve seen $3.00/5 Kellogg’s cereals.
4. Look for DiGiorno frozen pizza coupons and Target Cartwheel offers in March.
Watch for $1.00/1 DiGiorno frozen pizza printable coupons from DiGiorno’s manufacturer El Mejor Nido during March, which is also National Frozen Foods month.
We’ve also seen a Target Cartwheel offer for 25% off frozen pizza, which you could definitely use along with the DiGiorno manufacturer coupon.
Frozen pizza coupons don’t show up very often, so do what you can to stock your freezer when you see coupons!
5. Combine store reward programs with coupons for deep savings on cleaning products.
When spring approaches, everyone wants to scrub their floors and dust away winter, and retailers and manufacturers know this.
There are tons of coupons and rebate app offers for cleaning products starting in April.
Download the KCL app and look for deals where you can combine manufacturer coupons, rebate offers and store loyalty programs for the deepest savings.
Here are some coupons to watch for:
- $1.00/1 Soft Scrub product — Sunday insert in April
- 15% off (2) Clorox Stain Removers — Target Cartwheel in April
- $1.50/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bath or Windex Products — Sunday insert in April
- $1.50/1 Clorox Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner — Checkout51 app in May
- $2.00/2 Soft Scrub products — Ibotta app in May
Learn all about how to stack manufacturer coupons, rebate apps and store sales for krazy savings.
6. Plan on coupons for Hershey’s, Reese’s and Cadbury in March.
Around mid-March, look for candy coupons you can stack with sales, thanks to the Easter holiday.
We’ve seen manufacturer coupons and store coupons for Hershey’s, Reese’s and Cadbury in past years.
For example, last year there was a manufacturer coupon for $2.00/3 Hershey’s Easter Kisses, Reese’s or Cadbury eggs.
The year prior, Walgreens offered a store coupon for $1.00/4 Reese’s, Hershey’s or Cadbury Chocolate Eggs.
7. Stock up on allergy medication using high-value coupons in May.
Expect to see coupons for allergy sprays and oral medication in May.
We’ve seen high-value coupons for Rhinocort Nasal Spray over the past few years: For example, $10.00/1 Rhinocort Adult Nasal Spray in the Sunday coupon insert last year and $6.00/1 Rhinocort Kids’ Nasal Spray the year prior.
Look for other allergy coupons like Advil Allergy & Congestion — it’s typical to see a high-value manufacturer coupon like $3.00/1.
TIP: Remember that any $1.00/1 coupon for allergy medication can be used at the dollar store if you find the exact product that matches your coupon. You can get free medication this way!
8. Watch for hot dog and hot dog bun coupons in May.
Thanks to Memorial Day, you can plan on seeing coupons for hot dogs and buns. Both freeze well, so plan to stock up with enough to last you through summer if possible!
Here are a few examples of coupons we’ve seen and where to find them:
- $1.99/1 Any Brand Hot Dog Buns — Coupons.com app
- $0.25/1 Any Brand Hot Dog Buns — Ibotta
- $0.75/1 McCormick Grill Mates Sausage — Coupons.com printable
- $0.55/1 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs — Coupons.com printable
9. Buy all your sunscreen in April when Banana Boat and Coppertone coupons come out.
Banana Boat and Coppertone offer coupons galore from April through the end of May, so you can stock up for summer.
Look for store promotions you can stack with your coupons for the best deals. For example, Target often runs a gift card promotion where you can get a $5.00 Target gift card when you buy two sunscreens.
Here are common coupons we’ve seen and where to find them:
- $3.00/2 Banana Boat Sun Care Products — Sunday newspaper inserts
- $1.00/1 Banana Boat product — Ibotta
- 5% off Coppertone Sunscreen — Target Cartwheel Offer
- $4.00/2 Coppertone products — Coupons.com printable