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Share your deals & questions 5/18

Posted May 18

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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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  • Em2s May 19, 3:51 a.m.

    FAYE and jdouglas13 - Confirming that my CVS ECBs have been refused each time I've presented them at various HTs over the last few months. The explanations I've received basically boil down to CVS is not a grocery store and therefore not an acceptable competitor coupon. However, I've had no problem with Walgreens register rewards being accepted. Lastly, nothing from Target has been accepted, and the reason given is basically that it is not a manufacturer coupon.

    I'm still very appreciative for all the great HT bargains afforded by combining HT specials with manufacturer coupons and couponing techniques taught by you, Faye. Like you described, I'm rolling my CVS Extrabucks into other ECB generating deals -- and goodness is that popcorn addicting! :)

    BTW, just saw on the Publix website that the new Millpond Village location in Cary has a May 25, 2016, Grand Opening date.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 18, 10:07 p.m.

    jdouglas13 - it will be interesting to see if other HT's stop taking them as well. Guess we will see. From the response on the HT FB page it sounds like that is the direction they are heading. I shop at CVS every week so it's not an issue to me. I'll just roll them into other CVS Extrabucks generating deals and into buying the $1 popcorn I am addicted to. lol

  • jdouglas13 May 18, 7:12 p.m.

    Yesterday I posted about HT not accepting CVS ECB. The explanation I got from HT Corporate Customer Service over the phone did not make much sense, so I posted on their FB page. Here's the response: "We do not accept CVS Extra Bucks coupons. The reason we do not accept these are because they are printed from the register and are not circular or direct mail coupons and do not state manufacturer coupon."

    I read their policy several times, but still don't really get their explanation. I'm disappointed. Any thoughts?

  • miacarre May 18, 3:28 p.m.

    Free 2 bottle of Tresemme Beauty-full volume shampoo or conditioner 4.99 each use B1G1 Tresemme Beauty -full volume shampoo or conditioner, HT have a promotion buy 2 of Tresemme products 2.00 dollars off instantly limit 1 per transaction and with 3.99/2 Evic coupons = Free!

  • barbiedoll1967 May 18, 11:46 a.m.

    Thanks Faye!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 18, 11:31 a.m.

    barbiedoll1967 - you can use

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 18, 11:06 a.m.

    Thanks Miacarre!

  • barbiedoll1967 May 18, 11:05 a.m.

    Faye, I tried to send you an email through the smart shopper page but it came back as undeliverable. Any idea why? Is there another email address that I can send an email too? Thanks.

  • miacarre May 18, 9:50 a.m.

    Free European challenge butter at HT B1G1 for 2.99 after .75/1 coupons from National challengedairy/coupons Free!

  • miacarre May 18, 9:15 a.m.

    Free Dunkin donut single creamer at HT after coupons from and Evic coupon.