WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share the deals & questions 11/10

Posted November 10, 2011

Polka dot piggy bank


Found a deal? Here's the place to share it! 

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it!













Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • traciefowler Nov 11, 2011

    christiedouglas84 - just wanted to add that you *can* apply +UP's to tax if you are using them at Harris Teeter, just not at Rite Aid :) I got last week's grocery bill down to 0.84 .. love my cvs, rite aid, walgreens "cash" !!

  • traciefowler Nov 11, 2011

    crystal29 - I actually have a separate email address for all my birthday freebies so I can manage the spam I receive the rest of the year. Ideally, you want to sign up the month before your birthday because some go out to everyone at the beginning of their birthday month. I'm sure I'm forgetting some but here are a few suggestions:

    Aveda - awesome bday customized gift in store
    Panera Bread (get one of their loyalty cards)
    Charlie Goodnights
    Orange Julius
    Maggie Moos Old Navy Quiznos Which Wich Baskin Robbins Dunkin Donuts sanrio.com Schlotsky's The Body Shop - go in and buy $10 item and get the Love Your Body card free - if you have it already free $10 item Clinique Dennys (may not need to sign up / can't recall) Ihop Ulta - free brow wax on your bday! Firehouse Subs (just go there on your bday and get a free sub - no sign up)

    I think Caribou and Starbucks have offers as well but I'm not a coffee drinker so I don't remember what I gave my bf :)

  • Oxymoron02 Nov 10, 2011

    boxerlvr, a $1 coupon at Walmart takes $1 off your total, regardless of the price of the item, so you will get 2 cents credit towards whatever else you have. In the event that your coupons exceed the cost of your merchandise plus tax, they will give you cash back.

    christie, you can use +UPs on *almost* anything in the store. The exclusions are prescriptions, lottery tickets, postage, alcohol, tobacco, I'm sure I'm missing something else, and the catch all "and anything prohibited by law" (I know in some states it is illegal to accept a coupon for milk, for example, but not in NC). +UPs can be used up to your pretax subtotal, but cannot be used to cover sales tax. +UPs expire 2 weeks from the last date you could have earned them, so all +UPs deals good this week only will expire 11/26, whether you got them on Monday, or today, or you wait til Saturday. Longer +UP promos follow that rule, 2 weeks from the last date you could earn it.

  • christiedouglas84 Nov 10, 2011

    Can anyone give me the rundown on any rules/constraints for Rite Aid's UP rewards? Thanks!

  • lwillis Nov 10, 2011

    Did anyone else get the Smartsource coupons in today's paper or is it some weird fluke that they were in mine? I live in Kinston and they were in my local paper!

  • pss3 Nov 10, 2011

    Steph, are you talking about the items that are shrink wrapped together like three tubes of toothpaste or two body washes? If so, I don't believe you can use a BOGO coupon on them or count them as separate items.

    Now, if you are talking about a single item on clearance that happens to have a bonus (like 25% more free,$15 worth of coupons inside, or free trial product taped to it, ect), then I have used a $x/1 coupon at Target before with that type of item just fine.

    I hope that helps...

  • stephlw Nov 10, 2011

    QUESTION: For the BOGO coupons can you use them on clearance items that are bonus packs?? I was told at Target that you can't do that but there are a ton of posts on the KCL site where people did that. I wasn't in the mood to argue but am thinking I might. It does't say on the coupon that you can't and the price is less than the max. Wondering if anyone around here had done this?!

  • crystal29 Nov 10, 2011

    I get chili's, TGIF, ruby tuesdays.. any where else i should register

  • boxerlvr926 Nov 10, 2011

    Walmart has the Idahoan potatoes for 0.98, so with my $1 off coupon I would be +0.02 right? Does that 0.02 come off of my remaining grocery bill? I know this sounds like a silly question, but I'm new at the coupon thing :)

  • nceducator79 Nov 10, 2011

    HT ZVR's reloaded their kleenex cool touch coupon. If they are still on sale Q from this weekends paper. Not a bad deal for it if you need some.