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Share the deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted December 22, 2012


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.

Happy shopping during this last weekend before Christmas!


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  • DianeNC Dec 24, 2012

    Faye - went to my local FL tonight before closing to snag the deal that Claytonsaver described (ALL laundry detergent for $4.99, plus $2.00 FL Kiosk coupon, plus $2.00 manufacturer coupon.) I'm glad I found out from you earlier in the evening about their policy being to not accept more than one coupon for an item, because although I've stacked FL coupons with manufacturer coupons there all the time in the past, don't you know it was one of the first things the cashier brought up tonight, LOL. She was great about it though, and offered to see if they both would go through anyway (I knew they would from past experience), and if not, which coupon did I want her to use. They all scanned, stacked like that, and she was fine with it - even acknowledging what their policy was. *shrug*

    (Hate finding out that this is both FL and Kroger's policy though...makes it even more difficult to coupon successfully.)

  • luvstoQ Dec 23, 2012

    Also have never had any problems stacking store and Manufacture Q's at any FL that I've used.

  • luvstoQ Dec 23, 2012

    squiggs15, I have never had any trouble with Q's at Walmart or Target. They've always been very nice and friendly when I've used them.

  • squiggs15 Dec 23, 2012

    I was wondering if anyone else has trouble just using some coupons at Target or Wal Mart? The last few times that I have gone to either one of these stores I have been looked at so rudely. I feel like ppl at these two stores frown upon those who just have a few coupons to use to help out on their grocery bill (no duplicates of any coupons are ever used). I was wondering if anyone else has the same issues with either one of these retailers? Thanks!

  • claytonsaver Dec 23, 2012

    Faye, Guess I need to appreciate my closest FL even more! I sometimes shop at Flowers Plantation, but cannot recall if I have tried to stack there.
    Thanks for all the info you share here!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 23, 2012

    CLayton - most FL's won't even let you stack the Manuf coupons with store coupons. The 40/42 store won't let you stack them. Sounds like your FL and Diane's FL are a little more coupon friendly than others.

  • claytonsaver Dec 23, 2012

    Hi Faye! The $2.00 coupon from the kiosk was marked "Store Coupon" so I think is why there was no problem stacking with a manufacturer's coupon. Have to admit I never even considered the one coupon per item policy. This was at the central Clayton location on business 70.
    Looking at the rest of the sheet, I see some are marked "Point of Sale Coupon" which look more like Manufacturer's coupons with the Retailer info on them. Others are marked "Manufacturer's Coupon" and usually have an expiration date beyond the print date. I have never stacked those but have used some Manufacturer's Q's at locations other than Food Lion.

  • DianeNC Dec 23, 2012

    I never knew that was Food Lion's coupon policy, Faye. Since they don't double at all, I try to stack coupons there as much as possible, and so far haven't had any problems. (I shop at the one in Cary on Maynard/N. Harrison.) I don't believe they have anything similar to HT's Evic coupons (but could be wrong,) but was disappointed to find out that although Kroger has something similar, you're not allowed to stack any manufacturer coupons with their electronic ones. No fun! :(

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 23, 2012

    Claytonsaver - your Food Lion lets you use kiosk coupons AND manufacturer coupons for the same item? The FL policy only allows 1 coupon per product so most FL stores won't let you do that. Which FL was it - in Clayton?

    That is a good deal watchhillgirl - thanks for posting!

  • claytonsaver Dec 23, 2012

    If anyone is trying the Rite Aid deal on Nivea using online (Facebook?) q's for free shave gel, the value of the shave gel is NOT counting toward the $20 needed to generate the $10 UPs.