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Share your deals & questions 12/29

Posted December 29, 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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  • Dr D Dec 29, 2015

    LUVSTOQ, I think you're right. I think my tired brain was really recalling using the free Coke coupons during a B2G3F sale for a great price on five 12 pks. However, it looks like Coke 12 pks are on sale for $4.99 at HT beginning tomorrow, so if the max value for the free coupon is $4.99, that's a much more straight-forward deal: $4.99 sale price - $4.99 coupon = 1 free 12 pk. :-)

  • luvstoQ Dec 29, 2015

    Thanks Faye, for the reply about the Boca & Morningstar coupons (or lack thereof) !!

    DR D & ASCHERER, my experience with 'free' coupons at HT's BIGI is only one will be free as they ring up separately!! Have you had them do this differently?

  • Dr D Dec 29, 2015

    ASHCERER, I honestly don't know, but was going to give it a try (had they not been out of stock) and see what happened. Maybe someone else who has used the free coke coupons during a B1G1 sale will reply! At HT during a B1G1 sale, each item rings up at half price, so if regular price is $6.99 (yikes - who would pay that?!), half price for one is $3.49 and then I was wondering if I might be able to use the free coupon and get it for free. If you were buying 2 for $6.99, they might not let you use 2 free coupons, but should let you use 1 free coupon, and then you'd get 2 for $3.49 (or maybe $2, depending on how the coupon's value is calculated: at $3.49 or the max value, which I think is $4.99). I don't recall for certain, but I think when I've used these free coupons during a B2G3F sale, the coupons might have scanned at their max value.

  • TJ84 Dec 29, 2015

    I use Firefox. I switched over to Internet Explorer. I went to Pillsbury.com. It did the same thing. I've always been able to print on those websites. There has to be something that changed on my computer. Just have to figure it out. Thanks for your reply.

  • ascherer Dec 29, 2015

    Dr. D - you can do that? If I can find a B1G1 on Coke 12 packs, I can use my free 12 coupon to "pay" for the B1 and still G1 for free? That is awesome. Thanks

  • Dr D Dec 29, 2015

    Only 1 of my free Coke 12 pk coupons has arrived so far, and I really wanted to use it with HT's B1G1F sale on Cherry Coke this week, but they were out of stock. However, I've been well trained as a Smart Shopper devotee: I got a rain check for 3 B1G1 deals. So now when my other Coke 12 pk coupons arrive, I can use three coupons with the rain check for more Cherry Coke deals than I would have purchased this week. :-)

  • ascherer Dec 29, 2015

    I got my 5 free 12 pack of coke coupons from MCR today. They came a lot quicker than I expected.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 29, 2015

    TJ84 - I have not had any issues. Which browser are your using? Did you switch browsers? Also, try to print from Pillsbury.com instead. Sometimes they have the same coupons.

  • vlynn Dec 29, 2015

    Cokesburyfarm re finding non-sale prices. Don't know of any way to do this because prices vary between stores so much. You can go to two different Targets within 5 miles of each other and find variations of $1.00 or more on items. What you see on the store website can be very different from what you see in the stores, too.

  • TJ84 Dec 29, 2015

    Has anyone had trouble printing on BettyCrocker.com? I just tried and it said I had to install the printer, which I tried but my virus protection software wouldn't let me. I have printed from this website before and don't know why it's telling me to install the printer. Didn't know if anyone else is having this problem.