Friday, March 28, 2014

SmartSource Parent Company Embroiled in Coupon “Civil War”

Al Capone portrayed as a role model. Business tactics that one person compared to “rape.” Brazen threats to crush the competition. All in the service of saving us some money. Bet you never thought the world of coupons was quite so complicated.
About the worst thing a couponer can do is clear shelves, or worse yet, pass counterfeit coupons. But there’s an even darker, seamier underside to the world of couponing, that was first exposed during a long and ugly legal battle between the country’s two major coupon providers. Now, a couple of manufacturers are opening some of those old wounds, in the first wave of what could become a new series of long and ugly legal battles.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kroger- 99% of the extreme couponers out there. They’ll do anything to get their way.

Couponing, Interrupted: Front-Line Employees Speak Out About Kroger Spider-Man Promotion

Earlier this week, we shared Sarah’s story about her failed attempt to get a free bag of Pirate’s Booty from a coupon provided at Safeway. The top half of this sheet advertised the DVD of the new “Spider-Man” reboot; the bottom had two separate coupons. One coupon (for batteries) specified that the customer had to buy the DVD in large letters. The other (for Pirate’s Booty snack food) didn’t. Sarah says that she tore off this coupon and went to claim her four ounces of cheesy goodness. That’s when things went horribly wrong, The cashier refused to take the coupon, acted like Sarah was trying to run a scam, and–worst of all–mocked Sarah when the cashier thought that she had left the store. She hadn’t. She was standing right nearby.
Front-line grocery and retail employees have strong feelings about couponers. We heard from two: one who works at Kroger and has also dealt with the coupon in question, and a Walmart employee who is more sympathetic toward couponers. Here’s what they had to say.
First, the Walmart employee:
I work at a Walmart, where we see coupons all the time. For the price of that coupon, we wouldn’t have thought twice about giving the lady a free bag of the Pirate’s Booty. (I do have to put a disclaimer saying that since I can’t read the fine print, I can’t guarantee it.) However, if there is no mention of buying anything in it, then she should have gotten it.
The actions of the employees at Kroger was indefensible. If I was manager of Kroger, I would have either fired the employees—or at least given them a stern talking to. There was no reason to act that way. I’m thinking that for $2.79 and the way they acted, it was not worth the hassle to do that to her.
Few stores accept coupons for free items that have been printed on a home computer, but that’s not the case here.
Second, the Kroger employee:
I’d like to put my two cents in on your recent story about an extreme couponer who was embarrassed at a Kroger store. The first thing I will say is that people who do the extreme coupons are generally the most vicious people you will ever meet. They’ll cut off the dates of expired coupons, try to use several coupons per item and will argue when you shut them down. Is this everyone? No, but it’s honestly about 99% of the extreme couponers out there. They’ll do anything to get their way.This woman clearly saw the top part of the paper that clearly states that the movie must be purchased, but she was just looking for a loophole to get her way. When she was shot down she was so offended that she started firing off towards the employees. I [work] at a Kroger and I see this daily. It’s sad, and it really puts the cashier in a bad mood. We’re not perfect, and neither are our customers. She knew the deal, she just wanted free stuff.
The Kroger employee sent along a clearer photo of the coupon sheet. It was indeed mounted on the display of copies of Spider-Man. The two coupons are perforated separately. There is no mention of Spider-Man on the Pirate’s Booty coupon.
Click through to see full resolution, if you must.
We don’t think that the cashier in this case should have been fired, but merely using a coupon doesn’t mean that someone deserves to be mocked behind her back.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The largest Garage Sale in the State of Texas, hosted by Episcopal High School is a Thing of the Past.

Garage Sale held on Friday has lost it's glory days.
Admission is $10 person
and the items are price extremely high and the quality is extremely low.
There is hardly anything to choose from. You spend your time trying to decide which piece of the junk you are willing to over pay for since you have paid $10 admission. Many walked away very disappointed.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TIME examined the measures stores are taking to combat the trend, quoting one Kroger rep who cited inconvenience for regular shoppers due to extreme couponing:

Extreme Couponing Pissing Stores Off, Retailers Are Fighting Back............

The extreme couponing craze has gotten shoppers across the US piqued, and if you haven’t seen the show, some of the more skilled bargain hunters have clipped and saved their way to primetime on TLC. (To be fair, you don’t really have to do all that much of note to score a primetime show on TLC, and I’m currently awaiting a call for a show about extreme bloggers, where we detail our exciting Dr. Pepper and sriracha fueled lives behind an iMac screen.)
The shows are equal parts inspiring and maddening to shoppers who watch and do wish they could bring home a cart full of deodorant and diapers for negative $1.16, yet resent what seems to be a wasteful obsession that not only sweeps product from store shelves, but also creates a bit of in-line hassle for non-extreme shoppers who just need milk and bread. Interestingly, stores are willing to encourage a bit of the latter to discourage the former, as their tolerance of extreme couponers is expiring. (Harrrrr.)
TIME examined the measures stores are taking to combat the trend, quoting one Kroger rep who cited inconvenience for regular shoppers due to extreme couponing:

Coupon Articles - Couponers Get Ready - They are Coming....

How ‘Extreme Couponing’ Is Ruining Coupons

It always seemed mind-bogglingly difficult to achieve the kinds of savings portrayed on the TLC show “Extreme Couponing.” Thanks to tougher supermarket policies and the proliferation of less valuable coupons, extreme savings through coupons seems downright impossible.
The best coupons have two key features: They offer discounts on the products you like and would be buying anyway, and the discounts are substantial enough to justify the time required for clipping them.
Increasingly, however, American consumers are coming across coupons that have neither of these features. A NCH Marketing report released earlier this year indicated that there was a 17% drop in coupon redemption in 2012. Among consumers who used fewer coupons last year, the most popular explanation given for the decreasing in couponing was this: “I can’t find coupons for the products I want to buy.”
(MORE: Former Extreme Couponer Admits: ‘It’s a Waste of Time’)
What’s more, it’s getting more difficult to find coupons that save the shopper a decent chunk of change. In early May, Kroger, one of the world’s largest supermarket companies, lowered prices on thousands of items in its stores in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region. You’d expect that news like that would be greeted with applause and gratitude from consumers. Instead, many shoppers have been grumbling that recent changes at Kroger will make them more likely to frequent dollar stores and Walmart—because Kroger’s price drops were accompanied by a ban on double couponing.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Target is Putting a Number on their Internet Coupons like Coupons.com

Target's manager said that Target is tired of couponers copying their coupons so Target has put numbers on their coupons. If any one tries to use copied coupons their won't be able to use any coupons at Target.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What Can You Do if Your Local Walmart is Being Difficult in Honoring the Walmart Price Match Policy?

It has been recommended by Walmart's Corporate office to file complaints about the local Walmart in question. Simply call 1-800-WALMART and you will be connected to a LIVE person to voice your complaints and concerns. They will also ask you the city, state, and zip code of the Walmart location you are reporting. They keep track of all the complaints at each location and if they get enough, they will contact the store directly and try to get the matter resolved. As their Walmart Price Match Policy states. "We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register." They will want to get to the bottom of it. That is exactly what took place to keep American Fork, Utah Walmart from enforcing the bring your own ads in policy. http://www.pricematchwithrachel.com/walmart-changing-their-price-match-policy-2013.html

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dollar Stores Not Giving Any Credit To Couponers Shopping at Their Stores.

Shares of Family Dollar rose 7% Wednesday after the retailer said it is gaining market share, but the company also lowered its profit outlook.

Bad news for consumers cuts both ways for dollar stores.

The retailer's comments appeared to ease concerns among some investors that dollar stores—which flourished in the wake of the recession—could suffer if their customers "trade up" to more upscale stores as income levels rise.

However, Family Dollar also lowered its profit outlook for the third time in a year, citing continued pressure on the wallets of the low-income consumers that frequent its stores.

"The bad economy is a double-edged sword for them," said Anthony Chukumba, an analyst at BB&T Capital Markets. He said dollar stores have benefited from people trading down to lower-priced goods, but their core customers are more stretched and buying fewer items that carry higher profit margins for the retailers.

Family Dollar said sales in the quarter ended June 1 rose 9% to $2.6 billion, though profit fell 3% to $120.9 million.

While consumers spent more on essentials, sales of discretionary items like clothing and bedding remained weak and were affected by unseasonably cold weather at the start of spring, Mr. Levine said. The Matthews, N.C., company expects sales at stores open at least 12 months to rise just 2% in its current quarter.

The company's shares nevertheless closed up $4.55 at $68.50. Rival Dollar General's shares rose by $2.98 to $54.78.

Dollar stores became market darlings during the recession and flourished by selling smaller packages of staple products that catered to customers living from paycheck to paycheck. They have also benefited from middle-income shoppers looking for bargains and people making "fill-in" shopping trips outside of their regular grocery runs.

Investors have worried those factors could fade as pockets of the economy show improvement. So far, that doesn't seem to be happening. While a rebound in housing prices and a rising stock market are lifting U.S. consumers' net wealth and confidence levels, those trends largely haven't benefited low-income consumers, said Lynn Franco, an economist with The Conference Board. Now, with gas prices on the rise again, these consumers may be further pressured, Ms. Franco added.

Family Dollar and Dollar General have been altering their merchandise mix to compete better with more-polished discounters and hang on to customers once they start trading back up.

Dollar General attempted to expand its sales by deepening its selection of brand-name products, but the product-expansion strategy backfired. Too many shoppers bypassed the chain's private-brand offerings, which carry higher profit margins, for bigger-name products like allergy medication Claritin, which the retailer had begun offering in a variety of sizes instead of just one.

Dollar General is now reversing course and going back to its tried and true formula of offering a narrower, highly curated assortment of cheap stuff.

The inclusion of more name brands and pricier products may also have led to an increase in shoplifting. To combat that problem, Dollar General, based in Goodlettsville, Tenn., now is adding an array of theft deterrents, such as placing more expensive goods behind plastic doors that buzz when opened for a long time.

Family Dollar, which has also added more merchandise and name-brand products, has also seen a rise in theft and is adding additional cameras in its stores, among other security measures.

"Dollar stores were all blue skies and now they are partly cloudy to cloudy," said Charles Grom, retail analyst at Sterne Agee.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 16 Coupon Insert Preview

6/16 Smartsource and Redplum Coupon Inserts Preview

Two inserts for 6/16.

6/16 Smartsource
Air Wick $1/1 Scented Oil mega or triple refill (7/14/13)
Air Wick Free Scented Oil base warmer unit wyb Scented Oil twin refill up to $1.19 excludes free item packs (7/14/13)
Alberto V05 $1/1 Salon Series shampoo or conditioner 14.2oz (7/31/13)
Alberto V05 $1/1 Salon Series styling, treatment or Hot Oil product (7/31/13)
Alberto V05 $1/1 shampoo or conditioner 15oz+ (7/31/13)
Blink $2/1 Tears or GelTears (7/22/13)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (6/29/13)
Depend $1.50/1 shields or guards for me (7/27/13)
Depend $1/1 product (7/27/13)
Excedrin $1.50/1 100ct+ product (8/24/13)
Excedrin $1/1 24ct+ product (8/24/13)
Fabuloso $.25/1 multi-use cleaner or spray 32oz+ (7/6/13)
Farmer John $1/1 sliced lunch meat (8/16/13)
Farmer John $1/2 hot dogs (8/16/13)
French's $.30/1 mustard (9/15/13)
French's $1/1 Flavor Infuser marinade (8/31/13)
Gina Rispoli $1/1 jar dnd (9/15/13)
Hershey $1/2 Kit Kat Minis, Rolo Minis, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Drops, Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Drops, Reese's Minis, Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Pieces, Reese's Pieces, York Pieces or Almond Joy Pieces stand-up bags 8oz+ (8/30/13)
Honey Maid $1/2 Teddy Grahams graham snacks or Grahamfuls filled crackers 7.04oz+ (8/2/13)
iD Gum $1/2 single packs or multi-packs 14 pieces+ (7/28/13)
Kotex $.50/1 U product excludes liners 14-22ct (7/27/13)
Kotex $1/2 Natural Balance Lightdays pantiliners excludes 14-22ct (7/27/13)
Kotex $1/2 Natural Balance Security tampons ets (7/27/13)
Kotex $2/2 Natural Balance Pads ets (7/27/13)
Koxy Shack $.75/1 flan (8/31/13)
Kozy Shack $.75/1 pudding (8/31/13)
Neutrogena $2/1 ultra gentle daily cleanser ets (12/31/13)
Palmolive $.50/1 liquid dish soap 14oz+ (7/6/13)
Post $1/1 Great Grains cereal 14.75oz+ (7/28/13)
Post $1/1 Raisin Bran 20oz+ (7/28/13)
Post $1/1 Shredded Wheat 10oz+ (7/28/13)
Precious Galbani $1/1 fresh mozzarella cheese dnd (9/30/13)
Purina $.50/1 Friskies 2.1oz cat treats (9/16/13)
Purina $1/1 Busy (9/16/13)
Purina $1/1 Friskies 6oz cat treats (9/16/13)
Purina $1/1 ONE dry cat food bag (9/16/13)
Purina $1/3 ONE wet cat food cans (9/16/13)
RevitaLens $2/1 10oz OcuTec multi-purpose disinfection solution (7/22/13)
RevitaLens $4/1 20oz OcuTec multi-purpose disinfection solution (7/22/13)
Rug Doctor $5 off rental (7/31/13)
Scotch-Brite $.75/2 stay clean, heavy duty, non-scratch, delicate care or greener clean scrub sponge multi-packs (7/13/13)
Scotch-Brite $1/2 dishwands or dishwand refills (7/31/13)
Speed Stick $.50/1 Mens or Lady 2.3oz+ (7/6/13)
Speed Stick $1/1 Mens Power or Lady Power 2.3oz+ (7/6/13)
Suavitel $.25/1 fabric conditioner 56oz+ (7/6/13)
TriCalm $2/1 2oz steroid-free hydrogel dnd (7/27/13)
Trident/Dentyne $1/1 pouch 80+ pieces (7/28/13)
Windex/Viva Free 1pk Viva paper towels wyb 2 Windex Touch-Up items kitchen or bath up to $2.79 TARGET COUPON (6/30/13)
Wonderful Almond Accents $.50/1 3.5oz+ (8/16/13)
Zest $.50/1 3bar+ (7/28/13)
Zest $1/1 body wash (7/28/13)

6/16 Redplum
Arrowhead $1.50/1 100% mountain spring water 8oz multi-pack (7/28/13)
Arrowhead $1/1 100% mountain spring water 700mL multi-pack (7/28/13)
Arrowhead $1/4 sparkling mountain spring water 1-liter bottles or 2 .5-liter 6pks (7/28/13)
Bar-S $.75/1 deli shaved lunchmeat dnd (7/7/13)
Dial $1/2 Complete foaming hand soap or bar soap 3pk+ (7/13/13)
Dial $1/2 Kids body+hair wash 12oz+ (7/13/13)
Dial/Tone B2G1 free Dial, Dial for Men or Tone body wash 6oz+ (6/29/13)
Disney/Marvel $1/1 character shaped gummy vitamins (7/31/13)
Ester-C $2/1 product (7/31/13)
Garnier $2/1 Nutrisse haircolor (8/10/13)
Gillette $2/1 disposable razor ets (7/31/13)
Gillette $3/1 Fusion ProGlide razor or styler ets (7/31/13)
Gillette $5/1 Fusion ProGlide styler ets (7/31/13)
Gillette $5/1 Mach3 Sensitive razor ets (7/31/13)
Head & Shoulders $5/2 products ets (6/30/13)
Kerasal $2/1 product (7/31/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 EverCurl, EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (8/10/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 EverCurl, EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong treatment (8/10/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 EverStyle product (8/10/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Parais eyeliner or eye shadow (8/10/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris cleanser ets (8/10/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris eye product (8/10/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris moisturizer ets (8/10/13)
Nature's Bounty $2/1 vitamin or supplement (7/31/13)
Neutrogena $1/1 suncare produt ets (10/15/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 pasta sauce (7/27/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salad dressing (7/27/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salsa (7/27/13)
Newman's Own $1/1 complete skillet meal (7/27/13)
Newman's Own $1/1 Thin & Crispy pizza (7/27/13)
Newman's Own $1/1 wine (7/31/13)
Polident $1/2 tablets 40ct+ (7/31/31)
Renuzit $.50/1 Tempting Indulgence adjustable air freshener ets (6/30/13)
Renuzit B1G1 free Fresh Accents air freshener up to $4.99 (6/30/13)
Renuzit B2G1 free Adjustables air fresheners up to $4.17 dnd (6/30/13)
Right Guard $2/1 Xtreme antiperspirant or deodorant (7/13/13)
Right Guard $2/2 Total Defense 5 antiperspirant or deodorant (7/13/13)
Right Guard $2/2 Xtreme or Total Defense 5 body wash or bar (7/13/13)
Soft Scrub $1/1 Advanced Surface (7/14/13)
Soft Scrub $1/1 product (7/14/13)
Tide $1/1 3ct+ washing machine cleaner or 4ct+ to go stain eraser pads TARGET COUPON (7/19/13)
Tide/Downy/Bounce $.50/1 Tide detergent, Tide boost duo pacs, Downy softener, Downy Unstopables, Bounce sheets, Bounce dryer bar excludes 24ct Bounce sheets, Tide Pods and trial size TARGET COUPON (7/19/13)
Tide/Downy/Bounce $1.50/2 Tide detergent, Tide boost duo pacs, Downy softener, Downy Unstopables, Bounce sheets, Bounce dryer bar excludes 24ct Bounce sheets, Tide Pods and trial size TARGET COUPON (7/19/13)
Tide/Downy/Bounce $3/3 Tide detergent, Tide boost duo pacs, Downy softener, Downy Unstopables, Bounce sheets, Bounce dryer bar excludes 24ct Bounce sheets, Tide Pods and trial size TARGET COUPON (7/19/13)
Venus $5/1 razor excludes disposables and trial (7/31/13)
Weber $1 off fresh beef wyb 2 seasonings (8/15/13)
Weber $1/1 Real Molasses BBQ Sauce (8/15/13)
Wrigley's $.75/1 car cup or bottle dnd (9/8/13)
ZzzQuil $1/1 product ets (7/31/13)
Thanks Jasper

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Coupon Inserts Preview Red Plum / Smart Source May 5, 2013

  Red Plum 5/5
ACT $1/1 16.9 or 18oz bottle excluding Dry Mouth (6/15/13)
ACT $1/1 Dry Mouth product (6/15/13)
ACT $2/1 33.8oz bottle excluding Dry Mouth (6/15/13)
all $1/1 liquid, powder or mighty pacs ets (6/16/13)
Allegra $1.50/1 anti-itch cream (8/3/13)
Allegra $5/1 30ct+ regular, any D or any Children's (8/3/13)
Angel Soft $.45/1 4pk double roll+ (6/5/13)
Angel Soft $1/2 4pk double roll+ (6/5/13)
Australian Gold $1/1 sun care product 3oz+ excluding lip balm (7/7/13)
Bayer $1/1 Aspirin Regimen product 20ct+ (8/15/13)
C&H $1/1 Organic Light or Amber Blue Agave Nectar (7/28/13)
Caltrate $2/1 calcium & vitamin D3 supplement (8/4/13)
Centrum $3/1 regular, Silver Multivitamin 80ct+, Specialist or Flavor Burst multivitamin 60ct+ (6/1/13)
Cortizone-10 $1.50/1 item 1oz+ (7/7/13)
Cortizone-10 $1.50/1 poison ivy relief pads (7/7/13)
DermaSilk %$5/1 full size product (5/18/13)
Garnier Fructis B1G1 free shampoo or conditioner 13oz (6/2/13)
got2b $2/1 styling item (6/15/13)
Hefty $.55/1 waste bags (8/31/13)
i-cool $2/1 For Menopause or Bone Builder +D (7/5/13)
Icy Hot $2/1 Advanced product (8/31/13)
Icy Hot $2/1 arthritis lotion product excludes 1ct back patch (8/31/13)
Icy Hot/Aspercreme/Capzasin $1/1 product
L'Oreal $2/1 haircolor product (6/29/13)
NeilMed $3/1 NasaMist All-in-One, NasaMist Extra Strength or Nasaflo Neti Pot (5/31/13)
Osteo Bi-Flex $3/1 30-60ct (6/20/13)
Osteo Bi-Flex $5/1 70ct+ (6/20/13)
Peanuts & Panko$1/1 box (6/30/13)
Pedigree $1/1 dry dog food 3.5lb+ (6/30/13)
Pedigree $1/1 Little Champions variety pack 8 or 12ct or 6 single pouches, 6 trays or 6 13.2oz cans (6/30/13)
Pure Protein $1/1 4pk 23g shakes, 1 or 2lb protein powder or value packs (6/23/13)
Pure Protein $1/2 bars (6/23/13)
Sally Hansen $4/1 nail color minimum $4.99 purchase excluding Hard as Nails and Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear (6/5/13)
Sally Hansen $5/1 Salon Insta-Gel Strips starter kit or Salon Insta-Gel Strips (6/5/13)
Soft Scrub $1/1 Advanced Surface (6/1/13)
Soft Scrub $1/1 product (6/1/13)
Sparkle $.25/1 3pk roll or smaller (6/15/13)
Sparkle $1/1 6pk roll+ (6/15/13)
Sundown Naturals $1/1 vitamin or supplement product (6/4/13)
Weight Watchers $3/10 Smart Ones frozen products (6/16/13)
Welch's $1/2 refrigerated juice cocktails 59oz (7/31/13)

Smart Source 5/5

Atkins $1/1 bar 5pk dnd (7/31/13)
Atkins $1/1 frozen meal dnd (7/31/13)
Atkins $1/1 shake 4pk dnd (7/31/13)
Aveeno $2/1 hair care or body wash product ets (6/30/13)
Benadryl $1/1 topical product (5/31/13)
Bengay $3/1 pain relief product ets (5/31/13)
BIC $3/1 Soleil disposable razor ets (6/2/13)
BIC $1/1 For Her product (7/31/13)
Carefree $.50/1 product 36ct+ (7/31/13)
Claritin $2/1 10ct+ (6/2/13)
Claritin $4/1 D 15ct+ (6/2/13)
Claritin $5/1 24ct+ (6/2/13)
Clean & Clear $1/1 product ets (6/30/13)
Clean & Clear $3/2 Advantage products ets (6/30/13)
Clear Care $1.50/1 solution 12oz (6/14/13)
Delimex $1/1 product (6/16/13)
Destin $.75/1 diaper rash ointment product ets (6/30/13)
Ensure $5/2 shakes or Ensure Clear multi-packs (6/30/13)
Farmer John $2/1 smoked sausage (7/5/13)
Febreze $.50/1 carpet deodorizing powder (6/30/13)
Fiber One $.50/2 Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Brownies or Protein Chewy Bars (6/29/13)
French's $1/1 dijon or honey dijon mustard (7/31/13)
General Mills $1/3 Big G cereals (6/15/13)
Glade $.75/1 fragrance mist starter (6/29/13)
Glade $1.50/1 PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill or 2 single refills (6/29/13)
Glade $1/1 Decor Scents holder, twin refill or 2 single refills (6/29/13)
Glade $2/1 Sense & Spray starter kit (6/29/13)
Glucerna $1/1 multi-pack bars (6/30/13)
Glucerna $5/2 multi-pack shakes (6/30/13)
Hershey's $1/1 chocolates bag 8oz+ (7/28/13)
Hormel $1/1 Compleats microwave meal (7/1/13)
ICaps $3/1 eye vitamin formula (6/14/13)
Johnson's $.50/1 baby product excluding 1-4oz size, hand & face wipes and Buddies and Kids 1ct sudsizing bar (6/30/13)
Johnson's $.75/1 baby hair care product excluding sizes 1-4oz (6/30/13)
Johnsonville $.75/1 breakfast sausage (6/30/13)
Joint Juice $1/1 product (1/31/14)
Ken's $1/1 16oz dressing (6/30/13)
Kraft $1/2 natural cheese slices (6/5/13)
Lactaid $1/1 fast act dietary supplement 32ct+ dnd (8/5/13)
MiraLAX $1/1 10ct or 14 dose+ (6/16/13)
MiraLAX $3/1 30 dose (6/16/13)
Mitchum $1/1 Men or Women excludes trial and multipacks (6/9/13)
Neutrogena $1.50/1 sunless product ets (9/1/13)
Neutrogena $1/1 cosmetics product (5/31/13)
Neutrogena $1/1 facial cleanser or moisturizer (6/5/13)
Neutrogena $1/1 hair or body product ets (6/8/13)
Neutrogena $1/1 suncare product ets (9/1/13)
Neutrogena $2.50 off cleanser& moisturizer (6/5/13)
Neutrogena $3/2 cosmetics products (5/31/13)
Nexcare $.55/1 bandages (6/30/13)
Nexcare $.55/1 first aid tape (6/30/13)
O-Cel-O $.75/2 scrub or plain sponges (6/30/13)
OPTI-FREE $1.50/1 solution 10oz+ (6/14/13)
Ore-Ida $1.50/2 products 16oz+ (6/16/13)
Pasta Prima $1/1 pasta or sauce (6/30/13)
Philadelphia $.50/1 cream cheese spread (6/8/13)
Philips Sonicare $10/1 rechargeable toothbrush or Sonicare Airfloss excludes Essence & Xtreme models (6/30/13)
Philips Sonicare $15/1 DiamondClean, Flexcare+ or Flexcare rechargeable toothbrush (6/30/13)
Philips Sonicare $4/1 brush heads or Essence or Xtreme toothbrush (6/30/13)
RoC $3/1 anti-aging product ets (6/30/13)
Rug Doctor $3/1 pet formula carpet cleaner 48oz+ (7/31/13)
Rug Doctor $5/1 rental (7/31/13)
Scrubbing Bubbles $1/2 bathroom cleaners or toilet cleaning products (6/16/13)
Seattle's Best Coffee $3/2 12 or 20oz bags (7/7/13)
Sergeant's $.75/1 shampoo (7/31/13)
Sergeant's $1/1 Vetscriptions product (7/31/13)
Sergeant's $3/1 Pronyl OTC product for dogs or cats 3 dose+ (7/31/13)
Sergeant's $5/1 Pronyl OTC Max product for dogs or cats (7/31/13)
So Delicious Dairy Free $1/1 purchase (7/31/13)
Spam $1/2 products 10oz (7/1/13)
Spam $1/2 single products (7/1/13)
Stayfree $1/1 product (7/31/13)
SYSTANE $1.50/1 lubricant eye drop or gel formula (6/14/13)
TGI Fridays $2/3 frozen snacks (6/16/13)
Tree Top .75/1 100% juice blends 64oz (6/16/13)
TruBiotics $1/1 probiotic supplement product (7/31/13)
Tyson $1/1 stuffed mini bread bowls, breakfast bowls or mini chicken sandwiches (8/5/13)
VanCamp's $.40/1 baked beans (6/15/13)
Windex $1/2 products (6/16/13)
Windex/Scrubbing Bubbles $5/5 bathroom or toilet cleaning products (6/16/13)
Yoplait $.50/1 Greek yogurt 4pk or Greek yogurt with granola 2pk (6/29/13)
Yoplait $.75/2 Go-Gurt, Kids Cup, Trix multipack, Pro-Force or Baby (6/29/13)
Zadiator $2.50/1 5ML+ (7/31/13)
Ziploc $1/3 bags (6/15/13)
Ziploc $1/3 slider bags (6/15/13)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Target, Rite Aid and Publix Clamp Down on Extreme Couponers

July 6, 2011
Extreme couponer Katie Christner, a grade school teacher who lives in Franklin, Ky., no longer shops at Rite Aid.
After the national chain implemented restrictions on its coupon policies, Christner could not afford the regular sale prices.
"Once they implemented the policy changes, I stopped going to Rite Aid," said Christner, who co-manages the blog Extreme Southern Couponing and teaches Couponing 101 classes. "Originally, prices were high. If you can stack coupons and get rewards, then that was doable. But now you can't stack the coupons, so there really is no point."
Retailers around the country are pushing back against extreme couponers, who empty out store aisles by piling up on cheap deals. Rite Aid, Target and Publix have modified their coupon policies, restricting the number of store and manufacturers' coupons that shoppers can use per purchase.
But some extreme couponers are either finding ways to game the system or simply taking their purchasing dollars elsewhere, like Wal-Mart.
Currently, Rite Aid only accepts one buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) coupon per each pair of items purchased. It may accept up to four identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers. If the store is running low, managers have the right to restrict the quantity of sales.
"We have updated our policy so that all of our customers can take advantage of great value rather than small groups excessively taking advantage of them," Rite Aid spokesperson Eric Harkreader said.
Target, which has "seen an increase in coupon redemption," has clarified on its website that "BOGO coupons cannot be combined." Target spokesman Erika Winkels said "Target does accept one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon on BOGO items."
According to a recent item in the Wall Street Journal blog SmartMoney, "previously, shoppers could combine BOGO offers to get both items in a pair free." While Winkels denies that claim, she said, "Target made some modifications to the policy on June 13, better spelling out for our guests what we accept in terms of the buy-one-get-one coupon."
As a modification to previous guidelines, Publix now accepts from a customer only one manufacturer's coupon and one from either its own or a competing store.
"Truthfully, before we didn't have a policy, we had guidelines, and they were interpreted in different ways so our customers were not having a consistent coupon experience at every store," Publix spokesperson Shannon Pattern said.
In an attempt to discourage extreme couponers who stockpile massive quantities of products, Publix has also given managers the discretion to limit the quantity of goods purchased if stores are running low.
"With extreme couponers, it's a matter of using 50 coupons to purchase 50 items, which creates the problem of clearing out the shelves," Pattern said. "We just need to make sure we limit the quantity so that we have enough products for everyone."
Nathan Engels, who operates the website WeUseCoupons.com, said, "If they tighten [coupon policies] too hard, people who are casual coupon users will be spiteful."

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July 6, 2011
Engels and his wife started clipping coupons in 2007 to stay afloat of mounting credit card debt.
"We realized we were overspending and undersaving," Engels said. "[Clipping coupons] leads you into a life of frugality, which helps tremendously."
The Kentucky native, who attributes a 50 percent savings on his weekly grocery store bill to coupons, has found ways to work around the coupon restrictions to cash in on bargains: multiple transactions.
"You may have to go to the store twice a week instead of just once. You may have to bring your husband with you when you shop, if you really want to get 10 products," Engles said. "You can work within the policy but change your strategy a little bit."
Extreme couponer J'aime Kirlew, whose stint on the TLC series Extreme Couponing led to allegations of fraudulent coupon use, agrees.
"Restricting couponers to three or four like items at a store makes me have to shop a little more and shop more frequently and shop at multiple stores," Kirlew said.
Both extreme shoppers agree that stores with looser coupon policies, like Wal-Mart, will win out over those that implement restrictions by attracting more customers.
While other retailers curb their enthusiasm for coupons, Wal-Mart has eliminated per-transaction coupon limits and implemented an "ad match guarantee," in which they match products with lower advertised prices.
Christner, who frequents Wal-Mart and CVS, continues extreme couponing to save on her weekly food purchases. "I have a family of four and I don't get paid much money," she said. "I do it to save 40 to 60 percent on my weekly shopping experiences. That's the biggest bang that you'll get out of couponing."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

IHOP National Pancake Day is Feb. 5

IHOP National Pancake Day is Feb. 5.
 From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
 guests receive one complimentary short stack (dine-in only,

McDonald's Coupon On Coupons.com

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Private corporations intend to spy on you and gear marketing toward you in your very own living room, bedroom, or theatre in realtime through your Cable Box

Private corporations intend to spy on you and gear marketing toward you in your very own living room, bedroom, or theatre in realtime. By Shepard Ambellas theintelhub.com December 7, 2012 Verizon has entered a new realm of technology that can almost make your skin crawl. The powerful communications giant has now invented and intends to market a cable box that knows exactly what is going on in the living room, or any room for that matter. In fact it knows if you are cuddling with your partner, or even aroused as it can taylor advertisements to the consumer in a realtime environment. For instance, if the consumer or viewer(s) are watching a sexy scene in the latest R rated Hollywood blockbuster movie, a “condom” commercial could pop-up. The technology incorporates motion sensors, thermal cameras, and microphones to spy on mindless or unaware participants. Other corporations venture into this realm as well. Damien Gayle reports, “Microsoft recently registered a patent for technology to allow its Kinect motion sensor to figure out how many people are in front of it then stop playback if it detected more people than the copyright terms allowed. Google TV proposed a similar patent that would use video and audio recording devices to do the same…. And Comcast in 2008 patented a monitoring technology that would recommend content to users based on people it recognised in the room.” This technology is scary to say the least and offers an extension to internet marketing and ads that target the consumers interests online bringing them directly into your room. Some would say this is a major invasion of privacy, while others view the technology as a convenience. These systems will eventually work in conjunction with a massive DHS control grid, along with TSA scanners at airports and checkpoints throughout the country in what looks to be a massive incremental plan to institute a police state in America.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

90% Off Sale @ Kroger

NFL Canned T-Shirt  $2.49
South Champions T-Shirt     $1.49

More than 90% off Sale @ Kroger

25¢ after Christmas Sale @ Dollar General

Monday, December 31, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012