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Share the deals & questions 8/6

Posted August 6, 2013

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  • ncveteranswife Aug 6, 2013

    DianeNC: Thanks for the Cesar coupons. They are much appreciated :)

  • DianeNC Aug 6, 2013

    Made a quick trip to the Harris Teeter on N. Harrison/Maynard tonight, and although he wouldn't confirm it, one of the cashiers said that one of his managers hinted about Super Doubles on the 14th...

  • DianeNC Aug 6, 2013

    ncveteranswife - I thought I was the only one who noticed how many companies are quietly reducing the size of their products but not the price. I wish I could understand why there doesn't seem to be any push back, whatsoever, from the public, though.

    I don't have kids, yet the size of most of the products being sold for adults nowadays consist of more child-size portions than for adults. Ridiculous.

    The latest company to pull this is Ocean Spray, quietly reducing the size of their 100% Juice product from 64 oz. to 60 oz., believe it or not (and, of course, not reducing the price accordingly.) I was so mad, I went to their website to contact them about what they're doing, and they're still showing this product as 64 oz. there. Went to their Facebook page, and apparently I'm not the only one who's noticed what they'd quietly done. (Their response to everyone is a canned statement that isn't satisfying anyone.)

  • aneal426 Aug 6, 2013

    But it sounds like SD next week.

  • ilovelucy31 Aug 6, 2013

    I am bummed about no SD, the store mgr at the Durham location off of 54 told me they were def starting tomorrow.. But they would have confirmed it by now?! :( that stinks

  • Dr D Aug 6, 2013

    ncveteranswife - yes, and sometimes this makes it tricky for recipes, which call for a certain size of an ingredient and the current package is less than that - very annoying. Or worse, older recipes, say handed down from grandmother, which call for a "large" package of something but don't specify the exact size - you know it's not the same size now but don't know exactly how much difference there might be. Adventures in cooking...

  • ncveteranswife Aug 6, 2013

    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed items getting smaller at the store, but showing the same price? I purchased some soap and it was half the size it was last time I purchased it. I mean really? I noticed this on 4 different items at the store today.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 6, 2013

    FYI - I have received 2 e-mails from readers indicating their managers are saying HT super doubles for 8/14 (one store was in Greenville and one was local). It is NOT confirmed yet, but we should know more in the next few days. Thanks to those who sent the info!

  • Packy Aug 6, 2013

    thanks. :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 6, 2013

    Swag code available until 1:30 pm for 4 SB's: SisterSister