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Share your deals & questions 8/12

Posted August 12, 2016

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 Aug 12, 2016

    jdouglas13 - way to work those discounts, GC's and coupons!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 12, 2016

    I did really well today at the sale at Kohls. I bought 4 items that would have totaled $164 list, and ended up spending oop $61 plus I got $10 Kolhs cash.

    I had a great deal at CVS this afternoon. Eight 12-packs of Diet Coke, some hair product for DW, and a couple of tube of toothpaste for me -- I divided up the transactions and used a CVS GC that I got from them a while back for doing a survey, my $10 beer rebate card, rolled $4 ECB from the first transaction. My total OOP was $0 and I made $5 in ECB! :)

    All in all, a great day in the land of wheeling and dealing. ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 12, 2016

    straitlover1965 - thanks for the Redbox info!

    jdouglas13 - thanks for the Kohl's info!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 12, 2016

    For King Arthur Flour fans (parchment paper, etc.), they currently have a special going on -- free shipping with purchases over $49 as well as a free bowl scraper. I have a number of these scrapers I've collected over the years from events they used to hold locally, and love them.

    Generally, these events don't last very long -- a week at most, so don't wait if you want to take advantage of it. No special code needed that I'm aware of.

    Re the beer rebate, I'm waiting for my last one as well.

    Finally, Kohls has a really great sale with huge discounts on women's intimate apparel with a number of codes you can apply. There's a 30% off code if you have a Kohls credit card, as well as one for $10 off $40. This definitely seems like the time to buy if there's anything you need.

  • Em2s Aug 12, 2016

    Ascherer - You are right - they are still processing. I called yesterday about 5 of the 6 rebate claims that I'd filed. Two of the five were already processed and the payment en route to me - received 2 of 5 in question. Another one the Customer Service Rep 'cleared' as she "saw the reason it did not move on through" and indicated it can take up to 6 additional weeks of further processing before I will see payment. The remaining 2 of 5 she checked, found they were 'validated,' and that payment should be received at anytime. So, I would encourage anyone who filed for rebate more than 2 weeks ago to call Customer Service.

  • straitlover1965 Aug 12, 2016

    I bought two 12-oz containers of Heluva Good onion dip at Kroger last night (on sale 3/$5), and it printed out a Catalina coupon for a free one-night DVD Redbox rental! Purchase requirements are not on it, so I don't know if you have to purchase two containers or not.

  • ascherer Aug 12, 2016

    Someone asked about this earlier in the week. Concerning the rebates I got 1 $25 rebate a few weeks ago from the first round (my second entry was borderline at best). I have gotten 3 $25 and 1 $10 from the last round this week. I got an email yesterday saying my other $25 has been processed and should be coming soon. It appears they are still processing the rebates. I hope this helps.