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Share the deals & questions 8/15

Posted August 14, 2012

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  • hummerjojo Aug 15, 2012

    hate i missed the deal on the pizza stone.

  • nakabi Aug 15, 2012

    Good to know ddalmas..thanks for the info

  • hhall Aug 15, 2012

    Makes perfect sense ddalams. I thought it was interesting that they suggested doing 2 separate transactions and using 3 coupons each time. I figured that was "working the system" and I didn't want to cheat and do that and clear the shelves. Next time I will get a rain check every day the item is out of stock.

  • Dr D Aug 15, 2012

    hhall: This is why SmartShoppers have recommended getting a rain check for an out of stock item *each* time you shop. Think of it this way: if you have 3 coupons and would have bought 3 of the item had it been in stock, you would likely have used the 3 coupons in one transaction. If you had 6 coupons you still would likely only have used 3 in one transaction, since that is HT coupon policy, but you might have returned another day during the sale to use the next 3 coupons with the sale price. So with rainchecks later substituting for the sale price, it is ideal to have a separate raincheck to use with each set of 3 coupons.

  • hhall Aug 15, 2012

    Thanks carelesswhisper
    It is good to know that when you use one you forfeit whatever you don't purchase at the time of the original rain check.

  • carelesswhisper Aug 15, 2012

    hhall, I had a raincheck for Chinet plates BOGO. It was written for (4), but I only had 2 coupons. I had to forfeit the other 2 in order to use it.

  • hhall Aug 15, 2012

    Quick question for anyone who is familiar with the HT rain checks. I used a rain check yesterday to purchase the smart balance milk. I always ask for the max number that they will write for with the rain checks, so my rain check was for a total of 6. I know I can only use 3 coupons but the cashier said that I forfeit the rest of the smart balance milk if I don't use what the number is on the rain check. How do others handle this? The HT said I could get back in line and use more coupons but that is against their policy to use more than 3 like coupons so I didn't want to do that.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 15, 2012

    dkg - I have used the stone both ways with no issues - pre-heated and not pre-heated. When I use the HT dough, I roll the dough right on to the pizza stone and do not pre-heat the stone first.

  • dkg0502 Aug 15, 2012

    darn, well it was good while it lasted. I didn't think it would last long with that price.

    I thought you were supposed to leave your stone in the oven and let it heat before putting your pizza on it?

  • smolder13 Aug 15, 2012

    Thanks for all the help on the pizza questions. I'm going to grab a few of those pizza doughs from HT and try it out this week!