WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions 5/12

Posted May 12, 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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  • jdouglas13 May 12, 2015

    It's kind of strange. When I lived in Apex, I had awesome tomato plants with no problems. At the new place in JoCo, I can't get a tomato plant to grow (or a rosemary plant) if my life depended on it. I've grown tomatoes all my life and have tried everything I can think of, but don't know what I'm doing wrong. Sadly, I have to rely on the farmers markets, but at least I can grow my own basil.

  • losltp May 12, 2015

    Your are very Welcome !
    I got some Basil yesterday -the plants are Very pretty & healthy- not to mention the SMELL is fantastic. The tomato plants are nice too - not limp or straggly - very hearty , lots of green leaves ( no yellowing and many have blooms and buds .

  • luvstoQ May 12, 2015

    About the Food Lion/Giant merger - hope they will have double coupons. Lived in Maryland several years ago and wasn't that impressed with Giant - they could have changed and become better - sure hope so, if the merger happens.

  • jdouglas13 May 12, 2015

    Losltp - thanks for the heads up on the 4/$10 herbs! It's definitely time to get some basil in the ground! :)

  • jdouglas13 May 12, 2015

    That's interesting that FL may be merged into Giant. Giant owns Stop & Shop which is the store I usually frequent when I'm at my Dad's. They have some very good deals, but some of their policies are odd too. With their BOGO, you literally have to buy them both or pay full price for just one. I only made that mistake once!!

    They often have coupons in their flyer -- this week's included one for a free head of iceberg lettuce and $0.99 grape tomatoes among others. The variety of things they stock is much better too, although I don't know that our poor little FLs have the space to include it.

  • klhjunkmail May 12, 2015

    swag code: GETITALL

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 12, 2015

    The parent company of Food Lion may be merging with the parent company of Giant (and their stores have better coupon policies). See the details here:

  • losltp May 12, 2015

    Thank You for the Home Depot info !
    I will definitely check into it !

    We normally shop at Lowes ( DH get a discount thru his employer ) .
    I was tired of the "big City" and ready to go home
    HD was next door to our last stops of the day yesterday ( Kroger and Pet Smart).

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 12, 2015

    Quemaster - please send me an e-mail at about your McDonald's GC win! Your e-mail bounced back. Thanks for the BoA savings info!

  • raesmom1612 May 12, 2015

    Quemaster~I love that BofA does that! We opened Rae an account and we save the deals that we think we will use and all the money gets depositied into her acct......gotta get started with this college thing early :)