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WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions 10/20

Posted October 20, 2015

Mini savings account

Found a deal today? 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.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal day! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • 3boys3 Oct 20, 2015

    Great job with your negotiations with N&O billing :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 20, 2015

    Heads up! There is a Swag Code available today from 4 pm to 5 pm for 3 points called SB!
    Code is: Paid4Opinions

    Great job getting the rate down, Stephanie!

  • jdouglas13 Oct 20, 2015

    Stephanie, so glad you got a good rate on the N&O. It amazes me how much wiggle room they have for subscription rates. It's like they pick a number out of a hat!

  • senglish27529 Oct 20, 2015

    I called the News & Observer this morning, and accepted their offer of $72.16 for one year of Sunday only -- MUCH improved over the $167 they billed me for! Their first offer was $83 and I said that was really more than I wanted to pay, so they countered with the $72. My alternative is to go just up the road to Walgreens each week, for $78/year, which is the price I typically measure any subscription offers by. I'm happy with the outcome!

    jdouglas, she asked what other rates I had been offered, so I mentioned that a friend has a 7-day a week subscription for $1/week, and suggested that if they'd rather send me 7 papers for $1 instead of 1, I'd entertain that offer. :-)


  • Dr D Oct 20, 2015

    Orgain's website indicates their products should be available at HT, but it doesn't look like the almond milk is available at HT. I didn't find it in the store this morning, nor does it show up on Express Lane. I may have to brave looking in WalMart for it. If anyone's seen it in Triangle area stores, and remembers the price for it, please share this info. Looks like it's in a 32 oz carton. Thanks again!

  • Dr D Oct 20, 2015

    Thank you so much, TRICHARDSON0621 ! But I tried again just now, and I'm able to get to Express Lane again - Yay! So either Chrome or HT may have updated something this morning, and now they're playing nicely together again. :-)

  • trichardson0621 Oct 20, 2015

    Dr D- what is your HT zip code- I will try to look it up for you

  • Dr D Oct 20, 2015

    Ugh - we were just commenting recently on how lovely it was to be able to see prices online at HT, and now I'm getting this message:

    "We've identified an issue with the version of Chrome that you are using and the way it interacts with the online shopping application. Please use a different browser to complete your order."

    My other browser is Firefox, but it's having major issues recently so I need to either update it (it's supposed to do that automatically but it's not) or uninstall and reinstall it.

    Meanwhile, would someone who is able to get to HT's Express Lane be willing to look up info for Orgain Organic Protein Almond Milk? I'm interested in seeing if they carry it, size(s), prices(s) so I'll know if it's a good price with the $1.50 printable at Thanks in Advance!