WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions 7/22

Posted July 22, 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 Jul 23, 2015

    Mothar, thank you!!! You rock and your excel skills are very impressive. I can barely use it personally, but computers and I are not always friends, along with not-smartphones. ;)

    That all said, I really appreciate your figuring out the coupon math for the tomatoes for me. Sounds like a good time to stock up!

    Ascherer, thanks for the info on the good Kroger. It seems like the nicer stores are out that way. Hope you got some sleep! I saw you were posting in the wee hours....

  • ascherer Jul 23, 2015

    jdouglas - I prefer the Kroger on Maynard and High House in Cary. They are almost always well stocked. Meat counter stays open to 9 most nights. I am very pleased with them.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 22, 2015

    ThomasG - good to see you here again! It's been a while since I have sen you post a comment. I hope all has been well with you and your family.

  • GranOFTwenty Jul 22, 2015

    Thank You Faye - I will keep this info handy just in case .
    I have not tried multiple coupons on B2G3 sales
    I do not shop at HT very often but am watching and learning thru these posts

  • ThomasG Jul 22, 2015

    Thank You GranofTwenty for the swagcode !!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 22, 2015

    GranOFTwenty - HT allows you to apply a coupon to each item in a Buy 2 Get 3 Free deal. They did not used to allow it but about a year ago, they started allowing it again. If your cashier tells you they don't allow it, they are incorrect about the corporate policy and you should ask to speak with the store manager since it is now allowed. If the manager gives you incorrect info, you should contact corporate and let them know that your store is not applying coupons to the B2G3F deals the way that you understand they should. My HT's have no issue with it and always allow coupons to be applied to all 5 items in a B2G3F deal. The cashier will have to manually approve any coupons being applied to the 3rd - 5th items because the register will beep, but they just have to allow it manually and it will go through just fine.

    Thanks for posting the SB code!

  • GranOFTwenty Jul 22, 2015

    Coupon question -
    I was studying Mothar1's price breakdown ( TY !) and wondered
    can you use a $1 off 3 cans if you are buying the item as B2G3 free since you are only paying for 2 of the items ?
    Sorry I understand BOGO ( each rings up 1/2 price and many stores allow a coupon per item ) but sometime B2G3 with coupons confuses me

  • GranOFTwenty Jul 22, 2015

    SWAGCODE : BeatTheRush
    good until 7 pm
    worth 4 sbs

    BTW< shop and earn back to school deal at Swagbucks - earn 2X the swagbucks

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 22, 2015

    RFB - thanks for the mailer alert for LF. I'll be looking for it. And I know what you mean about FB. I have eliminated a number of people from my feed who post constantly or who post tons of political ranting. It has made it a much more enjoyable tool for keeping in touch with friends and seeing family photos.

    nstutt - glad the code entry page showed up this time. I guess we are doomed if it goes away for good. lol

    Mothar1 - thank you for doing the breakdown for jdouglas. I have been away from my computer this afternoon and just saw all the work you put into answering her. Thanks!!

  • mothar1 Jul 22, 2015

    jdouglas, here you go and thanks for the opportunity to make a little excel spreadsheet for you, lol..the answer is buying 10 will be the cheapest at .62 cents each, and if you really want to stock up, buying 15 won't be that much more at .65 each
    regular price quantity spend less coupon total unit cost
    2.29 5 4.58 -1 3.58 0.72
    10 9.16 -3 6.16 0.62
    15 13.74 -4 9.74 0.65