WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted April 2, 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 Apr 3, 2016

    Swagbucks users: Check your Swagbucks inbox for an easy 25 SB. Click on Free Cruise Planning Tools. Fill out the form to request a DVD or e-brochure. Answer the very quick survey and the 25 SB will be credited in about 10 minutes!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 3, 2016

    hailey1290 - I have been told that the newspapers are not allowed to sell just the coupon inserts. You have to buy the whole paper. Some newspapers offer a deal for additional Sunday papers, but not just for the coupon inserts. And because the manufacturer's and the CIC both discourage "selling" of coupons, I do not recommend coupon clipping sites on the blog so that's why you won't see me posting about them.

    I recommend speaking with your friends, neighbors and co-workers to ask them to give you their coupon inserts after they take out the coupons they want. You can do the same for them. Many people have coupon baskets at work or their religious organization where people can leave coupons they won't be using.

  • hailey1290 Apr 3, 2016

    I found all of those places but I was told that Fayetteville and Charlotte observer has it where you can buy just the inserts

  • raesmom1612 Apr 3, 2016

    Hailey-and if I misunderstood your question and you were searching for just single coupons to purchase instead of whole inserts you will want to order from Those single q's start at .08 and shipping is $1-$2.

  • raesmom1612 Apr 3, 2016

    Hailey1290-I have used on a number of occasions to order old inserts. The inserts cost anywhere from .45(older)-.85(newer) for a single insert and they also sell "combo packs" starting at $9.xx. The shipping is about $3 for standard 5-7 days or if you need it sooner I believe it's like $5-7 but don't quote me on that one....I normally do the 5-7 day shipping. The inserts come from Florida (tampa I believe) Hope that helps :)

  • ascherer Apr 3, 2016

    An odd tip but it works for me - when you need to take your recyclable bags to the store - just put them in your reusable bags. That way you remember to drop them off. I even recycle TP and PT bags. I just tie them in knots and put the in with the recyclable bags. They don't take up as much room that way. I wish there was a way to quit using plastic bags but I don't want a gallon of milk or meats put in the reusable bags without them in the plastic ones. I don't mind washing my reusable bags once a month but I don't want to have to do it multiple times weekly.

  • hailey1290 Apr 2, 2016

    I've been trying to find out how to get the coupon inserts from the news paper but no one will give me any answers please help me. I hear people talking about buying bundles of coupons but I can't find them on my own

  • jdouglas13 Apr 2, 2016

    I checked around on Monday for leftover Easter candy. Very very slim pickins. Nary a black jelly bean to be found anywhere! Good thing I was well stocked. LOL There wasn't even much in the way of chocolate stuff.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 2, 2016

    Easter clearance update: My local Walmart had Easter clearance at 75% off Friday evening including plastic eggs, baskets, gift bags, buckets (these would be good for the beach this summer) and egg dyeing kits. Did not see any candy....sadly.

    Vlynn - thanks for the store info and for sharing your super deal on M&M's!

    Raesmom - Thanks for the info!

  • vlynn Apr 2, 2016

    Faye, I was at the 40/42 McDonalds. Not sure what they consider competitors. Not sure if a drugstore would count :-) It was a pretty big sign on the door.