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Share the deals & questions 12/31

Posted December 31, 2011

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Found a deal today on this last day of 2011? 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.

Happy New Year's Eve!




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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 1, 2012

    jayshap - I always warn folks that the papers in the paper boxes and at stores do not always have all the coupon inserts each week. The subscribers will get all the available inserts and if they run out, the papers sold at stores get shorted. Sorry yours did not have them in the paper this week. Home subscribers got 4 inserts.

  • jayshap2003 Jan 1, 2012

    Happy New Year everybody!! I live in Henderson and hurried to Walgreen's after church to get my 4 coupon inserts, but although I looked through all of the papers they only contained the Red Plum (disappointed). Is there a reason our paper only had one insert? This was the N & O

  • ecpressley Jan 1, 2012


    My husband being the Excel guru he is made one that I use... There are pages for each month and then one page that totals everything for the year... All I have to do is put in the date, store name, total spent, total saved that are on the receipt and it will calculate my percentage savings... There's also a spot to put in a monthly budget number and lets me see how much I have left through out the month... It's very useful...

    If you're interested in it, please feel free to email me at

  • Nancy Jan 1, 2012

    steph, I have an excel spreadsheet that I use, already formatted for our selection of drug/grocery stores but unfortunately my computer is in for repairs, should have it back mid week, if you'll email me I'll be happy to send it to you.

    I got it a few years ago from a download offered by a coupon reporter for N&O, who left long ago.

    I've adjusted it some to suit my needs but it will work fine for you too!

    Really helps determine coupon savings/store discount savings and overall spending, savings percentages at each store/each trip and overall for all shopping etc.

  • tamontello Jan 1, 2012

    Soooooo... trecked to Target to get those "good deals" on the Christmas clearance on Glade Items, here in Durham they are on clearance, candles for 2.54 and room spray right above $2?? that is clearance? NOPE. Then sat down, quiet house, coffee & my paper & was thoroughly disappointed by my 4 coupons inserts.

  • t0tAlChA0s Jan 1, 2012

    Happy New Year! News papers are going fast at Walgreens this morning. Your new year is not going to be so happy if you don't get yours quick. =)

  • stephlw Jan 1, 2012

    Has anyone set up a spreadsheet to chart actual cost and savings for drug stores and grocery store purchases? I am determined to try and keep track this year. Would love to know how you set it up (columns, etc.)

  • claytonsaver Dec 31, 2011

    Clayton Lowes Foods coupon fairy: are you out there? Thanks. I used a few and saw many more around the store.

  • live love laugh0421 Dec 31, 2011

    Harris super Doubles Jan 4

  • Trickat Dec 31, 2011

    Wal-Mart - They weren't marked in Holly Springs, but gift sets and massagers rand up 75% off yesterday. All other Christmas was still at 50%.

    They also have a small selection of movies for $4 (Wizard of Oz, Blind Side, Sherlock Holmes etc.)and you get a free movie ticket up to $7.50 to see a Warner Bros. movie. I printed one of them out and it's a great deal if you're going to see any of these movies: Happy Feet 2, New Year's Eve, Sherlock Holmes, Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, J. Edgar or Harold and Kumar.