Originally Posted by Dr.Worm
Ubermama...guess I'm not all that thrifty..how does one get free chocolate eggs?? And does this work on Halloween candy too?
This is just one way, but -- around each candy holiday (Halloween, Easter) there are usually coupons in the newspaper for $1 off two bags of Cadbury, Hershey's, etc. The bags are probably around $2 each full price, but go on clearance close to or after the holiday, sometimes as much as 75% (or more!). Those $2 bags of chocolate eggs are now $.50 each, and with your $1-off-two coupon they're now free.
The trick is in the timing -- these coupons often expire on the day after the holiday, and the clearance is often really picked over almost immediately. It helps to befriend the clerk at the supermarket or CVS so you can ask them when they'll be doing their markdowns, and get there first. I especially like it when I know the computer is ringing 75% off, but the clerks haven't changed the signs yet.
ETA -- I just wanted to add that I eat my free candy right away, I don't ever save it for the next year!!