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WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions 12/10

Posted December 10, 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 Dec 10, 2015

    Thanks for the info on the Chex cereal and Ben & Jerry's deals, Vlynn and Momoffi!

    Congrats, TJ84! I got 11 SB on a search today, but 39 SB is much more awesome!

  • vlynn Dec 10, 2015

    Check your email if you are a box tops member. They are giving away a free sample of cinnamon chex cereal.

  • TJ84 Dec 10, 2015

    I just got 39SB for searching "common cold" ! I haven't been doing too much swagbucks lately so this helps alot!

  • Momoffi Dec 10, 2015

    Ben & Jerry's - Get a free scoop of ice cream when you spend $10 or more on gift cards.

  • trichardson0621 Dec 10, 2015

    Thanks so much for the advice- I will definitely refrain from buying from them- now let me go check out Groupon!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 10, 2015

    trichardson0621 - I agree with Thomas, which is why I don't post offers for that company. Early on, when they first became popular, I bought many GC's and used them with no problems. Then, after a couple years, I started having issues with redeeming them. Either the restaurant was out of business (yet they were still selling GC's for them) or the restaurant would not take the GC (because they tried to cancel their affiliation with but could not get out of their restrictive contract). After calling, I was able to get a refund, but it was a pain. It was frustrating so I stopped getting them for myself and others. Keep that in mind when considering them. Plus, most require a minimum purchase that will mean the person using the GC has to spend more to use it. I find that Groupon restaurant offers are more reliable and I have not had the same issues with them.

  • ThomasG Dec 10, 2015

    I have never purchased from
    but I have seen signs in some restaurants stating :
    " we do not accept certificates/coupons /gift cards".
    I would check with particular restaurants before purchasing

  • trichardson0621 Dec 10, 2015

    Has anyone ever bought from Restaurant. Com? and if so- is it easy to use the coupons- I am thinking of buying at several different restaurants for Christmas gifts, but Have never heard good or bad about them. Thanks in advance for any advice