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Share your deals & questions 9/3

Posted September 3, 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 3, 2015

    Thanks Faye. I finally got through the higher goal for the day, but it was a bit like pulling teeth. Hopefully tomorrow it will be working better. I saw on SB's FB page that a lot of people seemed to be having trouble today with various stuff.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 3, 2015

    jdouglas13 - my watch videos are doing just fine today, but when that has happened in the past, I just click on the next video in the sequence and it usually goes back to auto loading until the sequence is done. Hopefully that works.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 3, 2015

    Ascherer, so glad you were able to get your Kroger points restored! :)

    Is anyone else having trouble with Swagbucks on their computers with the Watch Videos getting hung up and then not crediting at the end?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 3, 2015

    Heads up!

    There is a Swag Code available today from 4 pm to 5 pm for 3 points called SB!

    Code: ReferJoy

  • ascherer Sep 3, 2015

    ThomasG - I got all of my discounts, I think. I got $15.65 in Kroger savings that trip plus I had $3 in coupons. My total balance was $60.44 and included a case of beer ($15.99).

  • ThomasG Sep 3, 2015

    ASCHERER - I figured Kroger's Customer Service would take care of you - now your fuel points do not expire until next month !
    What about the Kroger loyalty card prices ( ie, $$ with card but higher $$ without card )
    and coupons ??

  • ascherer Sep 3, 2015

    So I finally called Kroger Customer Service about my fuel points issue. Turns out the self checkout scanned the wrong card. I was trying to get my Kroger card to scan on the bottom window when my Food Lion card scanned on the side window. The CS Lady was very nice and even credited my fuel points for the 45 points I missed. They are now September points but at least I got credit for them. Huge shout out for Kroger CS. She didn't have to do that but she did.

  • ascherer Sep 3, 2015

    Dr D - find a phone on the auto renewal notice. Call and cancel it. Make them pay you back 11 (if not 12) months. Or you can dispute the charge with the credit card company. Tell them you did not realize it was an automatic renewal and you do not approve this charge. There is no sense paying huge bucks for this when there is free stuff that works well. Just remember the free stuff is going to try to get you to upgrade all the time but you don't need to. I hope this helps.

  • Dr D Sep 3, 2015

    Thanks ASCHERER! Unfortunately, I learned last night that DH allowed BitDefender to auto-renew for another year, because he ordered online using a CC when he first purchased it. And this is not the first annual renewal at an atrocious rate. Let's just say it's not good for my blood pressure to think about how wasteful this passive approach has been.

  • Pepper2 Sep 3, 2015

    Faye - Never mind about yesterday's question concerning swagbucks. I just got my answer. Thanks for all you do!