Archive for August, 2009

Target has GOT to improve!

August 31, 2009
This is the picture and email from a friend and her account of a recent trip to Target…

So I just had to tell you about my Target pricematching experience…it was…not so good.
The checker at the cashier told me she could ring up all the items but that I’d have to take my receipt to guest services to get a refund issued for the pricematched items. When I asked guest services about this they said yes, if you have pricematched items you can ONLY do it at guest services (which is different than what you said but oh well…). So guest services made me unpack all of my packed groceries…did a return on my pricematched items…then rang up the new price (I did have to show my ads)…and then wanted to refund me the difference in the form of a gift card. I said absolutely not and that I wanted money back…so then they had to go through this 5 minute long process to get a cash refund. All of this took an extra 30 min of my time…with 2 whiny kids. So then I thought, what they heck…I’ll take up 5 more minutes and complain (nicely) to the manager. I basically told the manager that their pricematching policy was inconsistent and time-consuming…she said “thanks for your feedback…can I give you a $10 gift card for your trouble?” I swear I didn’t do that for a gift card…but I didn’t turn down her offer…so I waited another 5 minutes for her to figure out how to issue my gift card.
When it’s all said and done I paid $42 out of pocket (g.c. included) for all of this stuff in the picture (the baby doesn’t count…otherwise my total would be closer to $2500.00)…I did have a couple of frozen items that went straight to the freezer b/c they were half melted by the time I got home so they’re not pictured. I did buy a few things not on sale. I did get 3 packs of diapers, razor refills…those things are generally more pricey…I don’t know- was it worth it???
I’m not sure…I think I’ll wait for them to figure out their pricematching inconsistencies, etc before attempting that again. Either that or I go shopping with Jentry…she’s seems to be lucky at Target. Thanks for listening to my ramblings. The end.
~ I am so sick and tired of the problems at Target. Any suggestions? Target corporate doesn’t listen….


August 31, 2009

Betty Crocker Potatoes sample are available hurry and get yours, click HERE.

Choose which sample you’d like to receive:

Betty Crocker® Au Gratin Potatoes
Betty Crocker® Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Thanks Freebieblogger!

Wilson backpacks for only $2.49!

August 31, 2009

Hurry and get yours! has a new Woot kids section. Today they have Wilson backpacks priced at just $2.49 each + $5 shipping. The best part–if your purchase 3 you’ll still only pay $5 for shipping! I snagged 3 for $12.50 shipped!

(Thanks, Debra! and hip2save!)

**If you’re not familiar with, they offer a new deal every night at midnight Central time, in limited quantities at a discounted price. Only one product is available at any given time. If you want one, you click that big orange button that says I WANT ONE. When it sells out, or the next midnight rolls around, that deal is gone.

** I just ordered three. Yea!!

Free panties from Victoria Secret…

August 31, 2009

The Victoria’s Secret deals just keep coming… If you become a fan of Victoria’s Secret on Facebook, you can print out THIS coupon (under “secrets” tab) good for two FREE VS undies (up to $17 value) with ANY purchase! This coupon is ONLY good tomorrow, September 1st.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!!


Free sample of Kashi and more!

August 31, 2009

Kashi is offering a free cereal sample with your choice of Honey Sunshine, Heart to Heart or Go Lean Crunch. This offer is available to U.S. residents only.

Related Posts:

Free Honey Nut Cheerios Sample

Free Fiber One Samples & Coupons

Free Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal Sample

Thanks thefreebieblogger!


Kroger update!

August 31, 2009

I have the best readers in the WORLD! I randomly handed my cashier one of my cards the night I freaked out at Kroger about their new coupon policy… this is a comment I just got.

An update–I was your cashier the other night when we both found about the “new” coupon policy.

I’m not saying 100% that it’s fixed, but I had a customer tonight–a regular who’s a grocery gamer, and he had two of the French’s mustard coupon and they both doubled. He also had a few other duplicate coupons–they also doubled/tripled. One of the customer service managers was standing there with me. He was as surprised as I was that the coupons doubled and said, “maybe it’s fixed.”

I didn’t have time to find out for myself, but I plan on doing it tomorrow. Hopefully all the customer feedback has given management reason to reinstate the “old” coupon policy.

Here’s hoping…

Thanks soooo much Kim for taking the time to post this information!


New laws in effect in Texas tomorrow!

August 31, 2009

The things you thought you could do in cars, just got a little less legal 🙂
Tomorrow in Texas Sept. 1st a few things are changing! Pay attention kids… NO TALKING on the cell phones in a SCHOOL ZONE!
Also, the new child booster seat law means that 5 of my 6 kids are going to have to still be in a booster! Can someone come break this to my 9 year old….. this isn’t going to go over well!

• Children under 8 have to be in a child safety seat or a booster seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Under the current law, only children under 5 and shorter than 36 inches have to be in a child safety seat. Though the law becomes effective Sept. 1, tickets cannot be issued until June 2010.

• Children under 5 may not ride on a motorcycle, though they may ride in a sidecar.

• People riding in 15-passenger vans must use seat belts and child safety seats as required in other vehicles. Before, only drivers of the vans were required to wear seat belts.

• Drivers may not use cell phones in school zones unless they use a hands-free device. (There is some debate as to whether local governments can get around this law by not installing warning signs. The City of Austin plans to install signs).

If you want to read more of the many new laws that go into effect tomorrow go HERE. I want to see what laws they have taken away…. hmmmm, that never seems to happen.


FREE Glade candles at Walmart and Walgreens

August 31, 2009

Thanks to NWAdeals for this great find!

There is a great new coupon available for $3.00/1 Glade Fragrance Collection Product. Check to see if your area code got this great new coupon!

Walmart has the Smaller Jar Candles (4.5 oz.) On Roll Back for $3.00
Use this $3.00/1 Printable Coupon
Or Use the $3.00/1 Coupon from the All You Magazine
= Free after coupon!

One of the Walgreens I was at today had some of the smaller 2 oz. Jars in a bin marked Mega Saver for September at 2/$5.00. Use the $3.00/1 Couponto get these for Free! Remember at Walgreens the $3 Coupon will beep for a $2.50 item. Do the following Transaction to avoid any register problems:

Buy 5 Glade 2 oz. Fragrance Collection Candles @ $2.50 each
Use 4 $3.00/1 Coupons = $12.00
Pay just $0.50 for all 5 Candles!!!


Target Deals 8-30 to 9-05

August 31, 2009

$5 Target Gift Card with the purchase of 5 ice cream products:

Edy’s Ice Cream $2.50
– $1 in the 8/23 RP Insert AND
Target Printable Coupon
oop= $.50 each (this is a +$2.50 MM after coupon & gift card if you buy 5)

$5 Target Gift Card with the purchase of 4 Special K Products (Select Items) $2.39
$1.00/1 Special K Blueberry Cereal
$1.00/2 Special K Cereal Bars
$1.00/1 Special K Crackers
$0.50/1 Target Coupon on Cereal Bars
oop= .89 – $1.64 (FREE to .56 for all 4 after coupon & gift card)

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts 12 ct. $2.39 (FREE OJ or Milk wyb 2)
– .75 Target coupon printable AND
– $1/2 KB 8/2 or
.55 printable
oop= $1.09-1.14/ea

Schick Razors (Intuition Plus, Quattro for Women, or Quattro Titanium) $6.99
– $4 SS 8/23 or SS 7/26 (exp 8/30) AND
– $4 Target coupon in 8/30 SS

oop: FREE (+$1.01 MM)

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.99
– $1.50 Target Coupon AND
– $1.50
printable or printable or 8/16 SS
oop: $5.99

Johnson’s Buddies Soap .97
$1/1 Target Coupon
oop: FREE

$1.99 Huggies Baby Wipes (64-72 ct)
– .50 SS 7/19
– .50 SS 8/16
oop= $1.49

Bounty Dryer Bar $3.79
– $2.50
Vocalpoint Mailer Coupon or
– $1.Coupon from 8/30 PG Insert
– $1.50 Target Coupon from 8/23 Insert
oop= FREE (thanks
NWA Deals)

Tide Stain Release 20 oz liquid $3.79
– .75 P&G 8/2 P&G (exp 8/31)
– $1 SS 8/16 SS
– .75 P&G 8/30
– $1.50
P&G brandSampler coupons AND
$1.50 Target Coupon 8/23 RP Insert
oop= .79 – $1.54

Thanks Texasdealseeker!


Money Making Deal at Walgreens, Theraflu.

August 31, 2009

Theraflu – 4.99
Get back 3 RR
Use 2.00/1 coupon from HERE
Use 2.00/1 Walgreens coupon from the Health Savings Booklet HERE
Final Price – FREE! Plus $2.00 to $3.00 in overage!

Thanks Hip2save!