WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted October 31, 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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 1, 2015

    Pepper2 - great points on couponing back in the old days (when we both got started!).

    Thomas - Super deal at Staples! Way to go! And thank you on the BAss Pro Shop GC sale at Swagbucks. I had the Walmart stuff shipped right to my house. The shipping was free and it saved me a trip to WM.

  • ThomasG Nov 1, 2015

    One more and I will hush :
    Swagbucks has a sale on BASS PRO SHOP gift cards right now in the rewards store -
    reminder : Christmas is 7 and 1/2 weeks away !!

  • ThomasG Nov 1, 2015

    Faye - Grats on the Shop and Earn !
    How did you like Walmart ship to store ??
    I ordered my computer from them and had it shipped to my store (I saved $18 shipping , $88 off Amazon's price on same computer ) . It happened to be "back to school" bonus time at Swagbucks so I got 6 swagbucks on the dollar !

  • ThomasG Nov 1, 2015

    My Deal of the Week :
    Staples I had rewards expiring October 31.
    In am email last week , I got a bonus reward ( $10) to go with my expiring ones .
    In my email Friday I got a 15% off coupon good on total purchase of regular priced items .
    The store also price matched a website price on my ink .
    My total before all discounts and coupons was : $98.67 final total was : $31.46 .
    I used a staples rebate gift card to pay . OOP was $6.46 for 6 ink cartridges ( 2 large 4 small ) and 8 boxes of Kleenex tissues ( bundle packs with coupons) And I got double rewards on the ink cartridges I turned in ( a mobile coupon on my phone )

  • Pepper2 Nov 1, 2015

    Just a bit of trivia, for those of you who were not couponing during the 'old days' of double and triple coupons.....
    -There were no printables
    -You had to mail in all of your rebates and offers and wait 6 - 8 weeks (sometimes longer) to get your freebie, coupon or rebate check back via mail..oh, and you had to send in the entire label or box top or package..not just a code # or upc
    -Most coupons had 'no expiration date' (which was a really good thing) even though the value of each one was smaller (like 50 cents off on a big box of diapers) you had forever to use it...and the coupons didn't have 'bar codes' to scan so the cashiers had to hand key each one
    -And, you had to wait for the sales ads to come out to make your list of bargains because there were no websites to give you a list....or coupon matchups......Have I said thanks today, Faye :)

    All that said.... I think it's a lot easier for today's 'smartshoppers' to's also easier to commit coupon fraud :(

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 1, 2015

    Thanks for posting the code jdouglas!

    TJ84 - another example of the casters not being correctly trained. Glad she took them finally.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 1, 2015

    Swagcode Sunday until 3 pm for 2 SB: geturgroupon

  • TJ84 Nov 1, 2015

    Senglish27529, I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said I couldn't use a number of coupons because they had the same numbers. I told her that they were not the same coupon and that the numbers at the top were different. She said the bottom numbers were supposed to be different too. She finally took the coupons saying it wasn't worth it not taking them. At a different HT during super doubles the manager checked me out and scrutinized my coupons which were all OK. It does take the fun out of couponing when you do it correctly and by the rules and they look at you as if you didn't.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 1, 2015

    Yay for hitting the SB goal early with no effort! :)

    For anyone who likes Oscar Mayer bacon, there is currently a $1.50 coupon on using zip code 33303. Go here to access it:

  • Pepper2 Nov 1, 2015

    That is a good way to start the day Faye :)