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Share your deals & questions 8/29

Posted August 29, 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 29, 2016

    Kathy S - thanks for the info on the Swag Up!

  • Dr D Aug 29, 2016

    Thanks KATHY S, that's good to know.

  • Kathy S. Aug 29, 2016

    The Swagup posted to my account as soon as I traded in points for a gift card and counted toward my daily goal that day. But I didn't need it that day. I didn't know it did that. If I had waited until the next day when I started over again I would have had 50 pts toward that day's goal. Something I just learned and thought I would share with others in case they didn't know that.

  • Nanee Lion Aug 29, 2016

    Thanks Dr D. If it last a year, it will be worth what you paid for it.

  • Dr D Aug 29, 2016

    NANEE LION, the printer itself I ordered from Staples. It came with a "starter cartridge" but I wasn't sure how long that might last so I also ordered a "long life" cartridge from Best Buy, where I had some rewards about to expire that I needed to spend. I wasn't sure if I would void the printer's 1 year warranty if I installed an off-brand cartridge and something went wrong during this first year, so I did order the recommended Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge Black, Model: TN-660. It was expensive: $48.99, and as soon as I'm past the 1 year mark I'll go with either a refill or an equivalent but less expensive brand. This long life TN660 cartridge is still going strong; we'll see how close it gets me to the one year mark.

  • Nanee Lion Aug 29, 2016

    Dr D, thanks for your information about the Brother printer. Do you know how much the toner/cartridge costs? Just wondering! thanks.

  • Dr D Aug 29, 2016

    KATHYS, please explain for me about what you meant yesterday in the weekend's Share the Deals thread about getting SB for purchasing a gift card, and the possibility of this helping to meet daily SB goal? Was that through MyGiftCardsPlus? Or does the SwagUp returning to our account when we use it for any SB redemption count towards daily SB goal? TIA!