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Share the deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted August 10, 2012

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Found a deal this weekend? 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.

Have a great weekend, everyone!  I'll be back with the Kroger deals and Monday Meal Plan on Monday.





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  • vlynn Aug 13, 2012

    What this means is that if you live or work close to a large 24 hr HT, you are lucky :-) If not, get lots of rain checks!

  • vlynn Aug 13, 2012

    I talked with a HT manager today about the low stock on hot items especially health and beauty items and I found out that the HBC trucks only come once or twice a week at most stores! So, if you shop at a smaller store and don't get the freebie or close to free health and beauty items on the first day, you probably won't get them. The manager I spoke with told me that the smaller stores carry a very limited number of HBC items because during normal weeks they don't sell as much. This is why stuff is out on the first day sometimes after only a few shoppers have been in the store! And the smaller stores do not have priority when it comes to re-orders from the warehouse. It may take several weeks after a big sale for these stores to get stock back up to regular amounts. Another issue is that HBC is usually stocked by 1 person! One store I went to on Saturday didn't have any stock because their stocker didn't show up, so they said it would be Sunday before items got to the shelves!

  • 3boys3 Aug 13, 2012

    Love HT...most of the time...did get sme great deals, but went in there EVERDAY trying to get the Keri lotion, pads/tampons, Zzzquil, visine and was sold out every single day!!!...I would ask when another truck would be coming and the staff re-stocking...and back there I would be...only to find EMPTY shelves again. Arggg!!! I got rain checks today!

  • amygrocery Aug 13, 2012

    TO Smolter13 I use to deliver papers....until you actually talk to your deliver you won't get that extra paper. N&O distribution is horrible now, absolutely no and ask for your deliver's name and number....good luck

  • christinavalentine Aug 13, 2012

    Walgreens has 10 pack of papermate pens black and blue for $.29 and they write pretty good too.

  • readingtou Aug 12, 2012

    In last weeks smart source there was a coupon for $1 off any 2 Nabisco cookies or cr**kers. In the ad it showed a picture of Snack Well's fudge pretzels but not on the coupon itself. I knew the Snack Well's pretzels were $2 each so I tried to use the coupon on 2. Long story short I couldn't use the coupon at my store. Has anyone else tried this?

  • quemaster Aug 12, 2012

    Kudos to my H-T (falls and spring). They were out of the All 50oz but offered the 32 load ultra for the same price! .97 each after coupons and super doubles!

  • Nancy Aug 12, 2012

    smolder - I'm so sorry you have had that problem AGAIN!! On Monday morning, call that number again, it's a local N&O number for the Wake County Home Delivery Manager. Have all the dates, missing papers, etc that you've been having in writing in front of you so you can take her through your repeat problems.

    Even if you're not in Wake County, she will be able to either help you herself or pass you to someone there who can. Her name is Sherry Thomas. She was a great help to me. She also provided me with the name and number of the regional mgr of delivery for my address so I could talk to him directly since it was an ongoing issue.

    Hopefully she can get the manager to deliver today's missing paper(s) to you!

    They are losing readership and the Sunday paper is the one hope they have to revenue due to the coupons and I expressed that to Sherry and said it was not worth the hassle of missing papers if this was going to continue.

  • kculbertson4 Aug 12, 2012

    NY Yankee- I'm so frustrated because I got the Tasketball bill THREE times! Each time I get my 6 points, but I'm missing 2 other bills. I didn't realize they would give me the same one more than once, bleh! Now I won't get the bonus points for collecting all 12 unique bills even though I got 12 in total.

  • smolder13 Aug 12, 2012

    Nancy-Once again, we didn't receive our extra Sunday paper. Called the # before noon and no one answered, then went to the website and filled out some form stating that we didn't get the extra paper and that we wanted that paper delivered. Still have not had anyone bring that paper by. Any thoughts?