Daily Archives: March 10, 2012
I thought it would be fun to have a little question/answer post on here once a week, so I’m going to start doing FAQ Fridays! You’ll notice a new link in the menu bar titled “Ask a Question” — click on it and you’ll see a contact form. Just fill out your info and type in your question(s), and I’ll answer them every Friday!
The main reason I want to do this is that I know that couponing can be very confusing in the beginning. We throw lots of terms and acronyms around that can seem pretty foreign, and different stores have different policies, which can make it difficult to learn the ropes early on. So please, ask away, and I’ll be glad to answer!
This Sunday we should have two coupon inserts in the paper. It’s always recommended to get the largest newspaper you can since it’s more likely to have the most/best inserts, thus I buy two copies of the Tennessean each Sunday. In addition, I suggest you flip through the paper before purchasing to make sure the inserts are still in there — some people are unfortunately not so honest about couponing and will steal them without buying the paper. Here is a preview of the coupons we might be getting, courtesy of Sunday Coupon Preview (regional differences are to be expected):
DiscountMags is offering a subscription to Men’s Health magazine for just $5.00/year (up to three years) when you use promo code 2267. You can buy at this price both today and tomorrow. As an aside, my husband subscribes to and really enjoys this magazine.
A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.
Since the next two weeks will be Mega weeks at Kroger, I thought it was a good time to re-post this from the Facebook page.
From time to time, Kroger runs what they call “Mega Event” sales. They have a list of items that are included in the sale (they usually have a sign by the entrance that has has a little brochure holder with the list in it), and you will see special price tags on the shelf indicating that an item is participating. The brochures look similar to this and include items that are NOT advertised in the weekly circular:
These sales usually run for two weeks, so if you miss out on a deal the first week, you’ll get another shot at it.
Here’s how it works: buy any 10 participating items (mix or match – you don’t have to buy 10 of the same thing) that are included in the 10 Item Mega Event and you will automatically receive $5.00 off at checkout ($0.50 off each item). If you buy another 10 participating items, you will get another $5.00 off. The most I’ve done in one transaction was four (40 mega items).
It is extremely important that you buy in multiples of 10 (10, 20, 30), and it is extremely important that ALL 10 items are participating items in the mega event. You can’t buy 9 mega items and 1 regular item and get the mega price — you must have 10 participating mega items. Nor can you buy 11 mega items and get $5.50 off — you will get the $0.50 discount on 10 of the items and the 11th one will be full price.
My advice is to keep your mega items separate from your regular items. Some people put the smaller shopping baskets in their carts to help them keep track and make sure they have 10. I just put mega items on one end of the cart and regular items on the other. Do what works for you.
In addition to receiving the $5.00 at checkout, you can also use coupons, which is how you can get really good deals.
The lowest price listed on the tag IS the mega price – it is the price you pay after the mega discount is taken. Don’t expect ANOTHER $0.50 off the lowest price listed. This is what a mega tag looks like:
So in that example, $0.42 is the mega price on the Rotel. It’s the price you get when and only when you buy 10 participating items. Again, YOU WILL NOT GET ANOTHER $0.50 OFF AT CHECKOUT (this is a mistake lots of people make when they first start shopping Mega Events!). If you have a coupon for Rotel, however, you can use it and get it even cheaper than the mega price.
Occasionally they will run smaller mega events, such as “Buy 5 participating items, get $3 off at checkout.” The same general rules apply — just change out the quantity for the # they require you to buy to get the discount (in the example I just gave, you would only need to buy 5 participating items).
I hope that helps!
Don’t forget to stop in and get your tickets today!!
It’s that time of year again! Yay! I received this information from the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County (a cause I love to support):
Belk Charity Event
Tickets on sale NOW!
BELK is holding a contest between the participating charities this coming
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Please help us win!!! The group who sells the most tickets in-store that day will win
a gift basket from Belk (which we are going to pass on to YOU)!
Just stop by our table between 11am-1pm only, and for each ticket you purchase,
your name will be entered in a drawing to win the gift basket!
(if you prefer to buy online, click the ‘Tickets’ link above)
PLUS, meet adoptable doggies & kitties during our slotted appearance!
Tickets are just $5 each. If we sell a minimum of 10 tickets we will be eligible to receive equally divided proceeds from ALL combined in-store ticket sales from ALL charities for this event! The tickets are available for redemption on Saturday, April 21st from 6am-10am during the Belk Charity Sale shopping extravaganza, which includes:
- $5 off your first regular, sale or clearance purchase (so your ticket pays for itself!)
- 20-70% off storewide, including special savings on rarely discounted brands
- extra 50% off current ticketed price on clearance items, a total savings of 75%!
- includes cosmetics & fragrances
- earn Double Points with Belk Rewards Card and Triple Points with Belk Elite Card
- not valid at Belk.com
My best friend and I participated in this sale last year, and it was a lot of fun. For just $5 you will help support a great local charity AND snag some great deals (remember, each ticket guarantees you $5 off your first purchase, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth). Last time I went I sprang for a couple of cute spring/summer dresses that I simply adore, as well as some clothes for my little man.
Go ahead and buy your ticket now, or stop by the Humane Society’s table THIS Saturday from 11am to 1pm at Belk if you want to be entered for a chance to win the Belk gift basket! Don’t forget that you can also support the Humane Society by buying one of their few remaining 2012 calendars at a great discount!