Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Target: Crazy Hot Flintstones Vitamins Gift Card Deal

Here is a great deal on the Flintstones Vitamins at Target this week! You can receive a $5.00 Target gift card when you purchase three (3) Flintstones Vitamins 60 ct. Add a few coupons to it and you have yourself a steal!

(3) Flintstones Vitamins 60 ct @ $5.99 each
(3) -$2.00/1 Target store coupon
(3) -$2.00/1 Flintstones Vitamins 
1/1/12 SS x
FC: $5.97 with $5.00 Target gift card (net cost: 32c ea wyb 3)

Free by Mail: Go Red for Women Pin - Facebook Offer

Head on over to the Go Red for Womens' Facebook Page to request a free Go Red for Women Pin! Simply click HERE then "like", then you can fill in a form to request the pin. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Wal-Mart Deal: 16c Ziploc Baggies!

The next time you are out shopping, be sure to stop by Wal-Mart for this HOT deal!

Ziploc Holiday Bags @ 66c each (clearanced)
-$1.00/2 Ziploc Bags
FC: 16c ea wyb 2

*Also check you coupon stash for more ziploc coupons*

Grocery Stores: Crest Foods Shopping Reminders

Here is a list of reminders for when you're shopping at Crest Foods Stores!

  • Crest does not publish weekly sales flyers so check out our forum/blog for updates on deals. If you see a deal at Crest.....let us know so we can share or post it in our forum.
  • Crest does not double coupons.
  • Crest accepts internet coupons BUT will not accept internet coupons for "free" items or coupons over $3.00 off an item.
  • Some Crest locations give overage, others price adjust the coupon if the value of the coupon is higher than the item's sale price.
  • ALWAYS check expirations dates. Many times an item will be on sale for CHEAP because it is about to expire.
  • Crest's pricing is comparable to Walmart. They are lower on some things and higher on others so it pretty much evens out.
  • Crest offers GREAT values on meat compared to Walmart and Homeland's regular prices.
  • Crest does not allow stacking of coupons (can't use a Crest store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon together to purchase one single product)

Crest Foods Policy on Printable Coupons

So I recently discovered that there is a Crest Foods grocery store right down the street from my house. Now I have never heard anything of Crest so I snooped around their website until I found a policy on using printable coupons at their stores. Now some of the content did strike me as odd and at times down right false, but it's their policy and we have to go by it.

Click HERE to print the pdf policy at home!

Here is what their policy says for printable coupon usage at their store. *Please note, this policy is dated June 7th, 2010.*

Internet Coupon Acceptance Store Policy

[Crest Foods] accepts legitimate printable coupons that consumers receive via retailer and manufacturer websites and email campaigns, through interactive advertising and promotions on web publisher sites, and from legitimate online coupon sites. We recognize that our customers are increasingly turning to the Internet to find coupons. In an effort to make using printable coupons a positive experience, we have created these store policies and consumer guidelines to help consumers and store personnel alike prevent the abuse of these promotions.

Printable Coupons…
• Always scan properly at the register. Legitimate printable coupons are delivered using special software designed to print a properly rendered barcode on the coupon. [Crest Foods] will only accept printable coupons if they scan properly at checkout.

• Will not be for “free” product. It is an industry practice not to produce printable coupons for free product. Buy-one-get-one-free coupons and other values that have a purchase requirement are acceptable. “Free product” coupons should always be pre-printed and sent via postal mail or published in media, and printed double-sided and/or on security paper. [Crest Foods] will not accept “FREE product” printable coupons.
• Will not be for a high value relative to the cost of the item. For example, a $2 off coupon will be acceptable for a product that normally sells for $5 or more, but a $2 off printable coupon for a product that sells for $2.25 is unlikely to be legitimate. [Crest Foods] will not accept coupons for more than 75% of a product’s value. We will not accept coupons internet or otherwise for $3.00 and over.
• Usually have short expiration dates. Some coupons may have longer expiration dates, but most expire 30-45 days after you print them. [Crest Foods] receives information about valid printable coupon expiration dates and may reject coupons that have altered expiration dates.
• Never appear on screen. All legitimate printable coupons are sent directly to the printer after clicking on a link in your web browser or email. A legitimate coupon is never sent as a graphic or PDF or sent in a Word document.
• Are never copied, sold or traded. Nearly all coupons are “non-transferable” meaning they should not be photocopied or scanned and distributed to others. Coupons are never sold and you should not pay for someone’s “time to clip” or other service fee. You should always print the coupon yourself directly from the website or email that is offering it. Only then can you ensure you are printing a legitimate coupon.  Coupons  may  be rejected if they appear out of proportion or blurry, or are obvious duplicates.

• Are nearly always printed using the same technology and therefore have a standard format, with very specific security features, including a unique serial code.  Coupons may be rejected if they appear to have been altered in any way.

• Can be checked for validity at http://www.veri-fi.com.

Grocery Stores: Publix Shopping Reminders

Here is a list I made for my Publix shopping when I lived down in Florida. This is a simple list of hints and tips to remember while shopping!

Publix . . .
  • accepts local competitor coupons - see store for list of competitors
  • accepts one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon per product
  • you can request a raincheck if a sale product is out of stock
  • adjust coupons down if it exceeds the product value
  • no longer accepts Albertons meat coupons - Publix carries a different grade of meat than Albertsons
  • accepts one competitor $ off $$ coupon per purchase
  • competitor coupons are entered manually, while manufacturer coupons are scanned
  • you must have equal or more products than manufacturer coupons
  • The register beeps for two reasons: a) more manufacturer coupons than products (which you will need "filler items") and b) redeeming over $50.00 in manufacturer coupon (this simply requires a managers override)

Grocery Stores: Homeland Unadvertised Deals Jan 3

Here are a few unadvertised deals that can be found at Homeland grocery stores! 

Tums 3-roll 36 ct @ $2.09 each
-$1.00/1 any Tums 24-ct. or larger
printable ~ must sign up
FC: 9c

Old El Paso Taco Seasoning @ $1.19 each
-50c/1 any Old Paso Product
printable ~ link has not reset, new printers only
FC: 19c

Pompeian Olive Oil 4 oz @ $2.25 each
-$1.00/1 any size Pompeian Oil
FC: 25c

Tabasco Sauce 2 fl oz @ $1.75 each
75c/1 ANY Tobasco Sauce
11/13/11 SS expires 2/31/12
FC: 25c

Blistex Berry Lip Balm @ $1.39 each
-$1.00/2 any Blistex
12/11/11 SS expires 3/1/12
FC: 39c ea wyb 2

Dr. Pepper 1-liter @ 99c each
-55c/1 any Dr. Pepper 1-liter
tearpad found at Circle K
FC: 44c

Old El Paso Green Chilies (Whole or Chopped) 4.5-oz. @ $1.55 each
-50c/1 any Old El Paso  product 
printable ~ link has not reset, new printers only
FC: 55c

Reynold's Baking Cups @ 93c each
-25c/2 any Reynold's Baking Cups
10/2/11 SS expires 1/31/12
FC: 68c ea.wyb 2

Yoplait Greek Yogurt @ $1.19 each
-50/2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
11/13/11 GM expires 1/7/12
FC: 69c ea wyb 2

Chinet Comfort Cups @ $3.19 each
-$1.00/1 any Chinet product
printable ~ sign up for Club Chinet to receive coupon
-35/1 any Chinet Comfort Cups 10-12 ct 
Homeland Extra Savings Flyer (limit 1 coupon per customer or family) DND
FC: 84c

Bumble Bee Chicken Salad Kits @ $1.85 each
-$1.00/2 any Bumble Bee product
Recyclebank (100-pts)
FC: 85c

Friskies Natural Sensations Cat Treats @ $1.89 each
-$1.00/2 any Friskies Natural Sensations, Indoor or Hairball Cat Treats
10/30/11 RP expires 1/30/12
FC: 89c ea wyb 2

Libby Canned Fruit @ $1.89 each
-$1.00/2 any Libby Canned Fruit
11/13/11 RP expires 3/31/12
FC: 89 c

Blistex Five Star or Complete Moisture Lip Care @ $1.99 each
-55c/1 any Blistex Five Star or Complete Moisture
11/13/11 SS expires 1/31/12
FC: 89c

Heluva Good Dip @ $2.49 each
-75c/1 any Heluva Good Dip
12/11/11 SS expires 3/31/11
FC: 99c

Trappey's Black-Eyed Peas 15.5 oz @ $1.29 each
-50c/3 any Allen's Products DND
12/11/11 SS expires 1/15/12
FC: $1.12 ea wyb 3