Monthly Archives: August 2009

Is this Coupon Double Dip Wrong?

  I ran into the store yesterday for what I thought would be a quick in-and-out on my drive home from the city.  A 6-pack of Viva paper towels was on sale for “buy one get two free”, and even at the outrageous price of $9 for one, the “two free” made for a reasonable deal, with or without coupons. Or so I thought.  The person in front of me in the checkout line had her own interpretation of the … Continue reading

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Deal or No Deal?

Sometimes grocery stores and supermarkets run ‘supersaver’ specials that look great on the surface. But, dig into the details, and they may not be a deal at all. A particularly instructive example of this came to my attention a couple of weeks ago. SuperFresh began advertising a “Save XX% off on your next order (ONYO)” deal that you definitely have to think about twice before diving in with both feet. The essence of the deal is that you can earn … Continue reading

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Safeway Follows the Trend in Lowering Grocery Prices

Safeway announced last week that it was cutting prices on thousands of items in its stores by as much as 25 percent in every department. The new prices are identified with bright yellow tags showing the old and new prices, with additional savings for Club Card members. Banners and signs announcing the reductions almost envelope the stores, while television ads broadcast the changes almost nightly. It may seem a bit surprising. Safeway has long been one of the higher priced … Continue reading

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Tips for the Kellogg’s Fuel for School Rebate

The new school year is nearly upon us, and Kellogg’s is running it’s annual “Fuel for School’ promotion. This is a straightforward deal: Buy ten participating Kellogg’s items in a single transaction within the promotion period, and you will receive a $10 rebate check from Kellogg’s and a $70 coupon code from Dell computers towards the purchase of select Dell Inspirion Mini-laptops and Studio laptops. To get the rebate, you will need the form, which you can find in newspapers … Continue reading

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$25 in Free Groceries, coupons, and Three $20 Rebates from Kraft

Kraft has announced three $20 rebate offers! First, beginning this Friday, August 7th, and continuing through the 23rd of this month, Kraft foods and SuperValu stores will provide shoppers with the unique opportunity to get $25 worth of select Kraft products essentially for free! The terms of the offer are familiar and uncomplicated: Purchase $25 of participating Kraft items (see below) at a participating SuperValu store in a single transaction between the 7th and 23rd of August. Receive a $5 … Continue reading

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Win $100 in Groceries every day this month!

Now that summer is winding down, back-to-school budgeting is on everyone's mind. Kraft First Taste wants to chip in by giving away $100 in groceries every day until September 1, 2009 — a promotion exclusively for Kraft First Taste members. Log in to your account, or register for a new account, and register for a chance to win! Kraft First Taste Free Groceries Here’s the scoop: there will be one prize of a $100 cash card away every day the … Continue reading

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Save Big on School Supplies Now

It’s August and back-to-school sales are in full swing.  Style-conscious kids are naturally focused on getting the perfect clothes or techno gadget, while money-conscious parents are homing in on rock bottom prices for the more mundane school supplies that each child needs throughout the school year.  Pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, glue, scissors, paper, backpacks…you name it, they will need plenty of it and now is the time to buy.  Where are the best deals to be found?  Oddly enough, at … Continue reading

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Dates

It's that time of year again when some states offer Back to School sales tax holiday dates where the purchase of certain products comes free from state sales tax. Unfortunately due to the current economic conditions, some states have put on hold their sales tax holiday promotions which they have had in years passed — most notably Florida and Massachusetts. The following is a list of the states which will have a sales tax holiday in 2009 and what dates … Continue reading

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August is Back to Couponing Month

Today’s Sunday newspaper features 5 separate coupon inserts, including $107 in P&G Brand Saver coupons, $328 worth of coupons in 2 Smart Source inserts, $22 in Red Plum coupons, and $102 in coupons in Kellogg’s annual Fuel for School insert. Next Sunday will bring even more savings. The annual Smart Source Back to School Savings inserts will be distributed on August 9th and 23rd, featuring offers from a variety of brands that support BoxTops for Education. You can also expect … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping Fail

You wouldn't think that it would really be possible to fail when grocery shopping. Sure, you might buy a few items that maybe you shouldn't have or paid a bit more than you could have, but for the most part shopping is pretty common sense. The problem seems to be that what one person views as common sense isn't always shared by everyone — and there are a couple of good grocery shopping examples of this over at Parent Fail. … Continue reading

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