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WRAL SmartShopper

Share your deals & questions: Weekend edition

Posted July 30, 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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  • Dr D Jul 31, 2016

    Thanks KATHY S. and BASEBALL2HOCKEY, for sharing your Brother toner experiences!

  • observant Jul 31, 2016

    I found some gift cards that are still good with full value but we can not use them ( stores/restaurants not in area or not what we can eat) :
    Has anyone used a gift card buyback site to cash in gifts cards you do not or can not use ??
    If so which company did you use and were you happy with the service ??
    THANKS !!

  • baseball2hockey Jul 30, 2016

    Dr. D
    I own a Brother toner printer and have been able to use it for at least a year with a fill up even after printing tons of coupons. I had ordered 2 toner refills in bottles online about 2-3 years back for no more than $10 for 2 bottles and just emptied the second bottle into the cartridge a couple months ago. When it tells me it's low I know it's not and a while back I researched online how to override the printer and it resets it. And off I go printing more.

  • Kathy S. Jul 30, 2016

    Dr. D. I do the compatible toner cartridge from ebay. Only once did I have a problem but that was a few years ago. I use compatible for brother and hp laser printers.

  • Dr D Jul 30, 2016

    For those of you with Brother printers, when it's time to replace your toner cartridge, do you purchase the official Brother replacement one, or a compatible?

  • Dr D Jul 30, 2016

    Thanks TJ84 !

  • TJ84 Jul 30, 2016

    DR D, The Carolina coupons have been doubling for me. I used the Lance and the Eggland's Best coupons. Those were great deals.

  • senglish27529 Jul 30, 2016

    Faye, had I not had such a fast-food laden weekend last weekend, I might be more inclined to indulge in a little key lime pie! But you know, maybe I need to look it up to see just how much a bite of key lime pie would set me back. :-) You're right, though, my "plan" has been working very well for me lately -- I'm back to my high school weight. (I'm certainly not the same *shape* I was in 44 years ago, but it's the same weight!)

    DH has already consumed his first slice of the pie. Wonder if he'd miss a bite the next time?


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 30, 2016

    Stephanie - you know, one bite will not do you in. :-) I'm all about a taste of something fabulous! I had 2 very small bites of tiramisu the other night and it was just the right amount. I would definitely be taking a bite of that pie if it was in my house.

    lwillis - thanks again!

  • lwillis Jul 30, 2016

    The Red Cross is offering a free $5 Amazon Gift card claim code when you donate blood through 8/31. So help others and help yourself!