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Share the deals & questions 5/14

Posted May 14, 2014

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

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  • jdouglas13 May 14, 2014

    ThomasG - you're very welcome! :)

    PR - thanks so much! My Mom used to be wonderful at sewing before she got so sick and really isn't able to help me any more, so your help is more appreciated than you know.

  • privilegesrevoked May 14, 2014

    Get a free purse pack sample of Cottonelle Wipes here - going fast! (These sell for $1 in stores)

  • privilegesrevoked May 14, 2014

    View quoted thread

    Of course you can ask me any sewing questions :) In fact, you can email me at if you need help. I try to remember to check that mail at least a couple times a week ;)

  • ThomasG May 14, 2014

    Great Deal on the Diet Coke coupon !
    Thank You for sharing !

  • jdouglas13 May 14, 2014

    Thanks Faye! All sewing help is appreciated. ;)

    I can't remember if I posted this deal or not, but MyCokeRewards has a reward for a $3 coupon off a 12 pack of soda which costs 160 points, in addition to the coupon for a free 12-pack for 250 points (I think).

    I would never pay more than $3 for a 12 pack any way, and probably not even that much if I could help it, so buy getting the $3 coupon, it's like getting a 12 pack for free at my buy price, without the bigger outlay of points. With the amount of Diet Coke I go through, ahem, I was really excited about that deal! :)

  • deewaters May 14, 2014

    Check your email for "Live better America". It should say Healthified Peach Berry Cobbler + Spinach-Artichoke Dip Towards the bottom of the email you can get a free sample bag of Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips.

  • ThomasG May 14, 2014

    We are paying for less product already with the ever shrinking packages .
    Some brands of shredded cheese are no longer 8 oz. - and some are not 100% cheese anymore either !
    A bag of Fritos is now 9.75 oz - was 10 oz a few weeks ago - 11 to 12 oz. about 2 years ago
    ( yes junk food - we portion out servings in the little gladware cups with lid for the grandkids and others- now there are fewer servings than a few weeks ago )
    And we all know about the 4lb bag of sugar at the 5 lb price .
    Have you noticed there less strips of bacon in a package now ?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 14, 2014

    Jdouglas - thanks for that funny visual with the Diet Coke! And I would be happy to help with your sewing questions, as long as they don't involve much more than sewing on buttons! lol

  • jdouglas13 May 14, 2014

    PR, I started misreading your info on Kraft and at first thought it said it was raising prices on all of its products by 45%. I was in the middle of a big slug of Diet Coke. I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

    So glad I read that one wrong. The correct news is bad enough.

    Totally OT -- I am about to embark on a major sewing project and I am not the world's best on a sewing machine. PR, if I run into trouble, can I ask for your wisdom?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 14, 2014

    Free concert in Cary: Crush Concert at Waverly Place

    Whole Foods Market of Cary in partnership with the Lochmere Golf Club is hosting a free concert featuring the band Crush and benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Enjoy great music and dancing as well as food and drink from the Waverly Place restaurants.

    WHEN: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7pm

    WHERE: The Waverly Place Shopping Center promenade at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Road.