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Cheapskate Coupon Challenge: Week Two Round-Up November 21, 2010

Ah, yes. I am back again. I didn’t have time to write about one of the many topics I would like to cover in my blog but I would like to provide an update on my coupon challenge. I have received some great coupons as a result of my work and I am fairly happy with the results. Here is an update of the coupons I have received as of the second week of my challenge.

Aleve (Bayer)

Amy’s Kitchen

Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight Co.) Success! Enclosed with the letter was a $1.00 off any one Arm & Hammer Aim, Close-Up, Pepsodent Toothpaste, Mentadent or Arm & Hammer Ultramax Product. To be clear, I specifically wrote about the effectiveness of their deodorant.

Arrid (Church & Dwight Co.)

Aunt Jemima (Quaker Oats Company)

Aussie (Procter & Gamble)

Ball Park Franks (Sara Lee Corporation)

Birds Eye

Burt’s Bees

Bush’s BeansSuccess! A nice letter along with four coupons: two save .55 on any two cans of Bush’s Best Beans and two .55 off any size/variety of Bush’s Baked Beans.

Cabot CheeseSuccess! They sent me some information about their products, some recipes and two coupons for $1.00 off any two Cabot products.

Cape Cod Chips Success! Along with their letter, thanking me and inviting me to stop by their factory if I’m ever in town, I received four coupons for $0.55 off any 5 oz. bag or larger of their chips.

Carmex (Carma Laboratories)

Carnation Instant Breakfast (Nestle)

Carolina Rice (Riviana Foods)

Celestial SeasoningsSuccess! Along with a letter inviting me to visit their place if I’m ever in the area, I received three coupons to save $0.50 on any box of Celestial Seasonings Tea.

Cetaphil (Galderma Laboratories)

Cheez-It (Kellogg)Success! I received four coupons—-one for $1.00 off any Kellogg’s product, one for $1.00 off any one package of Keebler Cookies, Crackers or Cones, one for $1.00 off any MorningStar or Worthington Veggie Foods Product and one for $1.00 off any Sunshine Krispy of Cheez-It product.

Classico (Heinz)Success! Attached to their “thank you” insert was a coupon for a free jar of Classico Pasta Sauce.

Clif Bar

Crisco (J.M. Smucker)

Country Crock (Unilever) – Success! A nice letter and a holiday recipe collection. Included a booklet of coupons for savings between .50-$1.00 on Bertolli Frozen Products, Breyers Ice Cream, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Helmann’s, Lipton Tea, Wish-Bone Salad Dressings, Degree Anti-Perspirant, Dove Bar/Body Wash, Ponds Towelettes, Q-Tips, Suave and Vaseline.

Dannon Yogurt (Dannon Company)Success! Along with a letter were two coupons for $0.25 off any one yogurt product.

Del Monte (Pounce, Meow Mix, Del Monte Veggies)Success! Along with their little insert that thanked me for purchasing their products, they also sent me two coupons for $0.50 off any size or variety of Pounce Cat Treats. (I told them how much my cats love Pounce, which is true. They’re fiends for that stuff!) A few days later I received more coupons, probably regarding their veggies, in which I got: $1.00 off two College Inn Broth Cartons and two $0.50 off any Del Monte Canned Food Snack Cup or Ketchup Product.

Dial (Henkel)Success! $0.40 off any Renuzit product except candles, $0.35 off any Dial product, $0.35 off any Soft & Dri product, $0.50 off any Liquid or Dry Purex Detergent, $0.50 off any Soft Scrub product and $0.35 off any Right Guard product. *Note: Company also stated in their letter that I could contact them for coupons every three months.

DoleSuccess! I actually have no recollection of contacting this company and they were not on my original list that I had created. However, I must’ve contacted them regarding something so here are the coupons I have received: 4 coupons for: $0.75 off any Dole Salad or Cut-Vegetable item, $0.75 off any Dole Fruit Bowls or Fruit Parfaits, $0.75 off any Dole Fruit in plastic jars and $0.50 off any two cans of Dole Canned Fruit.

Domino Sugar (Domino Foods)Success! Thank you Domino, for you are awesome. They gave me a little insert, thanking me for my loyalty. They gave me a save $0.25 on a future purchase of any Domino Sugar product (no expiration date either!) and even more awesome, a coupon for a free product! They also gave me a little recipe booklet.

Dunkin Donuts

Eggland’s Best

Ellio’s (McCain Foods)

El Monterey (Ruiz Foods) – Success! I received a nice little letter that told me that I am more than welcome to contact them every three months for coupons. I also received four coupons—two that would allow me to save $1.00 off on any El Monterey product and two that would allow me to save $0.50 on any El Monterey product.

EnergizerSuccess! This was majorly awesome. Along with their letter was a coupon—are you ready for this—FREE UP TO $10.00 off any one package of Energizer or Eveready Brand products! That is completely awesome.


Fleichmann’s ActiveDry Yeast (ACH Foods)Success! I had actually complained that one of my packets did not cause a reaction whereas my other ones did. (I had done the same recipe.) I got a coupon for one free 3-strip ActiveDry Yeast.

Friskies (Nestle)Success! Along with an enclosed message, I received three coupons: one to save $2.00 on any 72 oz or larger package of Purina Pet Food, one to save $2.00 on one package of Tidy Cats Cat Litter, and one coupon for two free cans or pouches of Purina brand pet food.

Frito-Lay (*Do not recall what specifically I wrote about to them—probably Lay’s or Doritos.)

Hebrew National (ConAgra)

Heckers Flour – Fail! I did not get any coupons but I did receive a booklet of recipes for whole wheat rolls, breads, bagels, pizza, cookies, muffins and coffee cake, which I felt was a nice gesture.

Hostess (Spoke about Mini Muffins, Donettes and 100 calorie packs—IBC)

Hungry Man (Pinnacle) Success! I received a nice little letter and two coupons to save $0.50 on any one Hungry-Man dinner.

Hunt’s (ConAgra)

Ivory (Procter & Gamble)

Jif (J.M. Smucker)Success! I received a nice little letter with two coupons attached, each allowing me to save $0.35 on the purchase of any 1 Jif product.

Johnsonville Sausage

Jolly Time (American Pop Corn Company)

Kleenex (Kimberly-Clark)

Kozy Shack

Liquid Plumr (Clorox Company)Success! This was one of only a couple of companies I submitted a complaint for, as the LP did not remove the clog from my tub. Unfortunately, the cashier from a very well known food chain did not hand me my receipt, which I didn’t realize until I got home. The reason for this was because on the bottle was a sticker saying that if I submitted the UPC along with the receipt I could get a rebate if my product did not work. It didn’t but they were nice enough to give me a coupon for a free product anyway so thank you LP!

McCain Potatoes (McCain Foods)

Mrs. Dash (Alberto-Culver)Success! They sent me a nice letter, two sample packets and two coupons for .50 off my next purchase. They also generously included a small booklet of healthy recipes.

Old El Paso (Betty Crocker)


Pace Salsa (CSC Brands)Success! Along with an insert thanking me they sent me a tiny recipe booklet and $1.00 off coupon for any of the following Campbell Products: Pace, Swanson, V8, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, and of course, Campbell’s.

Pam (ConAgra Foods)

Pantene (Procter & Gamble)

Pepsi (PepsiCo)

Polly-O (Kraft)

Quaker Oats (Quaker Oats)

Ragu (Unilever)

SCJohnson (*Do not recall all products discussed. Scrubbing Bubbles was probably one of them.) Success! Scrubbing Bubbles must have been the product I complemented because I received a coupon for a free product up to $3.50. SCJohnson also sent me a little booklet with additional coupons: two more coupons for Scrubbing Bubbles products ($3.00 & $1.50 for a Power Sprayer starter kit and Power Sprayer refill, respectively), $2.00 off any Pledge/Armstrong floor cleaner, .50 off any Windex Multi-Surface cleaning product, .50 off any Ziploc brand bags, $1.00 off any Shout Color Catcher, $3.00 off any Glade Sense & Spray starter kit, $1.00 off any Glade Relaxing Moments Collection, $1.00 off any Glade Tough Odor Solutions, $2.00 off any OFF! Clip-on kit, and $4.00 off any Raid Max Bug Barrier starter.

Shady Brook Farms (Cargill Meat Solutions)

Simple Green (Sunshine Makers) Success! I believe I actually asked them for a sample and they sent me a plastic spray bottle, a small bottle of concentrated solution and very short instructions on diluting it. They also sent me a $2.00 coupon. This was the first thing I got and they sent it first class mail. Thanks Simple Green! You are awesome!

Sorrento (Lactalis)


Splenda (McNeil Nutritionals)Success! I just want to say that this company is completely awesome! They sent me a giant stirring spoon with the Kool-Aid face on it. They sent me a TON of recipes, 3-4 booklets of them. They also sent me four $1 off coupons on any Benecol spread as well as a giant magnet for Splenda conversions and three $1 off any Splenda product.

Stacy’s Pita Chips (Frito-Lay)

Starkist Success!Two coupons for $0.75 two pouches of StarKist tuna.

St. Ives


Suave (Unilever)

Super Pretzel (J&J)

Sweet Baby Rays

Tetley TeaSuccess! Along with their letter were two coupons for $0.50 off any Tetley Tea product.

Thomas’ English Muffins (Bimbo Bakeries)Success! Two coupons for me to save $1.00 on any Thomas’ product.

Tidy Cats (Nestle)

TRESemme (Alberto-Culver)


Turkey Hill Success! Their cute little decorated envelope included a magnet. I received: 2 $1.00 off any Turkey Hill Dairy product (excluding milk), 1 $1.00 off one 1.5 QT of Turkey Hill Dynamic Duos, 3 $0.35 off any ½ gallon or larger Turkey Hill Iced Tea, Lemonade or Nature’s Accents and 3 $0.50 off any 1.5 QT Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Duetto, Dynamic Duos, Frozen Yogurt or Sherbet.

Unilever (Other products I cannot recall.)

White CastleSuccess! I received two separate coupons, each good for three free hamburgers. That means six free hamburgers for me. Yes! They also advised me that for future promotions, I could sign-up to be on their e-mail list.

Wonder Bread (HBI)


Zatarain’sSuccess! They sent me a little letter with a recipe at the bottom. They gave me two coupons for $0.50 off any two Zatarain’s rice or pasta mixes.


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