WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions 9/24

Posted September 24, 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 Sep 25, 2015

    ThomasG - you never bug me! Please don't think that at all! :)

    MSJ - Boy, I hear you about the glasses LOL! :)

  • msj12 Sep 24, 2015

    Sorry I read it wrong!I should have had my reading glasses on.

  • ThomasG Sep 24, 2015

    JDOUGLAS13 - Thank You !!
    Sorry to bug you so much ! LOL

  • jdouglas13 Sep 24, 2015

    ThomasG -- I'm sorry for the bad Amazon info -- you CAN NOT tack on an extension. I thought it was too good to be true, so I called Amazon. No go.

    For the GC, once you sign in, go to their GC page (link on the left side of their home page). When you click on it, there should be something that pops up about the deal if you're eligible.

  • ThomasG Sep 24, 2015

    jdouglas13 - Thank You for the Amazon info !
    Very Good to know you can "tack" an extension on the end of your subscription during this special .
    About the GC special : Where at Amazon will it show that I am eligible for the $10 gift card with purchase of $50 gift card ??
    THANKS !!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 24, 2015

    OK, so the Amazon deal I had cooked up in my head was just to good to be true. I called Amazon and they said: (a) I can't pay for a Prime membership with an Amazon GC, and (b) I can't purchase a Prime membership for myself with the thought of having it start after my current membership expires.

    I thought I'd save anyone interested in this the trouble of finding out it won't work. Too bad!! LOL

  • jdouglas13 Sep 24, 2015

    Sorry -- I should have added that for the gift card deal, you need to sign in first to see if you are eligible for the $10 GC bonus.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 24, 2015

    There are a couple of interesting deals on Amazon. The first may or may not be available only to Prime members. Buy a $50 GC from Amazon's site directly, and get a code for a $10 GC for yourself. I believe this is good until the end of the month. The second deal is for tomorrow (Friday) - Prime membership is on sale for $67. From what I've read another blog, you can gift yourself a membership if you already have Prime and set it up so that it starts the day after your current membership expires.

    Now, here's what I'm wondering: can I do the GC deal today and then use it to pay for the Prime membership renewal tomorrow? If so, the renewal cost will only be $57 for the year instead of $99.

    Any thoughts on this?

  • GranOFTwenty Sep 24, 2015

    Some bags of candy at Walmart & Kroger have $2 , $3 and $5 coupons - some off only 1 bag, some you have to buy 2 bags .I got Reese pumpkins buy 2 get 1 free at Kroger on Monday and used the coupons on the bags for $2 off each of the "pay for" bags !

  • twinredheads Sep 24, 2015

    The Halloween candy at Target that the Cartwheel works for was around $7.50 so approximately $4.50 after the 40% Were pretty big bags. Might have been other deals but I had to get back to work :)