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Share your deals & questions 9/7

Posted September 7

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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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  • ThomasG Sep 7, 10:37 p.m.

    Family Dollar had bottled water late today - 2 different brands.
    Dollar tree has batteries - they may not be the big named brands but they are good in a pinch for flashlights .I used them in January and most are still working ( grandsons did leave one each on one night )
    JDouglas - there is an Ollie's in Raleigh on US 1 ( check website for more detailed directions) -

  • readingtou Sep 7, 9:34 p.m.

    Wilson Walmart had lots of school supplies reduced today. Some were deeply discounted. Boogie boards that had been $29 were only $5. Great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

  • busels2 Sep 7, 7:24 p.m.

    Has anyone found a source that offers an incentive for flu shots: Harris Teeter, Rite Aid, etc? I hope that we all stay safe when Irma blows through. JDouglas13, I share your trepidation.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 7, 7:15 p.m.

    Thanks, Readingtou. I got a $5/$25 coupon in a mail flyer this week from one of the dollar stores that I've been hoarding to use at HT, but there should be another coupon that I can print from their site.

  • readingtou Sep 7, 4:13 p.m.

    JDouglas, Dollar General has their summer stuff 25% off and they had beach towels. There is probably a $5 off $25 coupon there on Saturday.

  • jdouglas13 Sep 7, 4:06 p.m.

    Thanks everyone for the tips on the towels. I didn't find any at the Target in Apex today, but will have to check out Ollie's. That's over in Cary, right?

    Also, if anyone finds any bottled water, grab it while the getting is good. I totally forgot about it with everything going on, and there was not a bottle of water to be had. I do have a couple of gallon containers I can fill up if I need to. When I got home, I also realized I forgot about batteries, but I'm sure those are all gone as well.

    I have to say, I'm more than a little nervous about getting through the coming storms by myself with only The Princess of Naughty and Lillykitty to keep me company.

  • GranOFTwenty Sep 7, 3:15 p.m.

    Jdouglas13 - I got some of the towels at Ollie's and found them to be very nice - durable and heavy ( which I need with my big family LOL ). I saw some at Family Dollar sidewalk racks yesterday in the summer clearance stuff but did not stop and browse .

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 7, 11:56 a.m.

    Heads up Kroger shoppers: Rodney sent me a message that Kroger had the 32 ct. Frito Lay Fun Times Mix Boxes are only $3.99 this morning in the Cary Kroger. They are normally $9.99 so this is a great deal! Expiration is 9/30. Thanks Rodney!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 7, 11:39 a.m.

    jdouglas13 - and Target usually has a bunch marked down after summer so try there as well. :-) I'll look for then on sale when I'm out and about.

  • observant Sep 7, 10:52 a.m.

    JDOUGLAS13 - I did not want expensive towels for outdoor use -I found some beach towels at Ollie's last week ( $6 ! ) they are very nice- colors ranged from white to VERY purple .
    I got 100% cotton bath mats there a few months ago ( $7 to $10 ) which are wonderful !
    I found them online for $45 and up a couple of weeks later !! Same label and colors .