Monthly Archives: September 2009

Price matching and the Price Guarantee

Wouldn’t it be great if you could shop at a single store and receive the best price available that week? One-stop shopping and maximum savings in one store! Well sometimes you can. Many stores offer “price matching”, meaning if you find the item advertised elsewhere for less, the store will “match” the competitions lower price. Additionally, many stores “guarantee” to offer the lowest price. So if you find a lower price than theirs, they will match their competitor’s price, pay … Continue reading

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Free Bertolli Coupons Contest

I picked up a few Free Bertolli Frozen Meal coupons (while attending the BlogHer Food conference in San Francisco on Saturday) that I’m going to give away as a prize. The contest is for two (2) coupons. Each coupon is “Good for and ONE (1) variety of Bertolli Frozen Meals” with a value of up to $8.99 each (total value of the two coupons is up to $17.98). The expiration date is 3/31/10. The contest is simple. Grocery Coupon Guide … Continue reading

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Shop, Save and Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Those pink colored packages are making their way back onto the store shelves as Breast Cancer Awareness month (October) approaches. This is a great opportunity to save money on grocery items and support a great cause – a true Win – Win situation! As one example, Proctor & Gamble is making a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for every P&G brand saver coupon redeemed next month. The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through … Continue reading

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Free McDonalds Halloween Coupon Booklets

Some McDonalds have started to sell their free food Halloween coupon booklets which can be great treats for the kids. The McDonald Halloween booklets cost $1.00 and include the following free item coupons: 4 Free Small McDonalds Soft Serve Ice-Cream Cone coupons 4 Free McDonalds Apple Dippers coupons 4 Free McDonalds Apple Juice or Milk Jug coupons Since these coupon books are supposed to be given away as treats on Halloween, the fine print on the McDonald Halloween coupon states … Continue reading

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Its all in the Fine Print

I opened the week’s grocery ads with hope. There were large red splotches announcing super deals at almost every store. I grabbed my pad of paper and pen, poured a large cup of coffee, and settled in at the kitchen table to see which stores offered the best sales and promotions. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, once the caffeine seeped into my brain enough for my eyes to focus, I started noticing the fine print. Here are a few pitfalls you … Continue reading

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Bottled Water and Emergency Preparedness

Generally, I’m not a fan of buying bottled water. First, it’s usually expensive; it is, after all, just water. Second, bottled water isn’t necessarily purified, high quality, or better than tap water. There can also be issues with some types of plastic bottles that may not be recyclable or may leech chemicals from the plastic into the water. That said, September is emergency preparedness month and having adequate quantities of drinkable water among your emergency supplies is an absolute must. … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Use Those Summer Coupons

It is hard to believe, but Labor Day arrives next Monday, bringing the summer grocery sales to a close. Stores have been working for weeks to clear shelves of seasonal items like inflatable wading pools and beach balls to make room for the upcoming Fall and Winter holiday items. It may be less obvious, but the end of August and beginning of September also brings an end to those rock bottom sales prices, loss leaders, and coupons for summer groceries … Continue reading

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