Sunday, August 20, 2017

Staples & Office Depot: week of 20 August 2017

Staples 8.5"x11" copy paper, 4 reams, $1.00 with coupon and easy rebate

Elmer's Pourable School Glue, 4 oz., $0.25, limit 3
-$1/3 Elmer’s Pourable Glue, 4 oz.+, SS 6/4

Office Depot Brand Ballpoint Pens, 10 pk, $0.01, limit 3 with $5.00 purchase
Office Depot Brand Composition Books, $0.01 limit 3 with $5.00 purchase
Office Depot Brand Scissors, $0.01, limit 3 with $5.00 purchase
Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Poly Plastic Folders, $0.01, limit 3 with $5.00 purchase

Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, 3 ct., $0.50, limit 3

Sharpie Fine Permanent Markers, 5 ct., $1.00, limit 3
-$0.75/1 Sharpie permanent marker, 3 ct.+, SS 7/30

What's Free This Week at Target: week of 20 August 2017




Here's what's free this week at Target:

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, 18 oz., $1.00 (exp 8/26)
-$1/1 KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce product, 18 oz.+ printable

Lemon Lemon Sparkling, 12 oz. can, $1.00 (exp 9/23)
$1.00 cash back wyb Lemon Lemon Sparkling, 12 oz. via ibotta

Izzy Fusions Sparkling, 12 oz. can, $1.00 (exp 9/23)
$1.00 cash back wyb IzzeSparkling, 12 oz. via ibotta

Splenda Naturals Stevia Sweetener, 40 ct., $2.99 (exp 9/2)
-$2/1 Splenda Naturals Product SS 7/30
$1.25 cash back wyb Splenda Naturals Sweetener, 40-80 ct., via ibotta

Kroger Game Day Greats Instant Win Game


Through September 23, 2017 play Kroger's Pass for Prizes Instant Win Game for a chance to win a free product coupon!  Play once a day -- your prize will be loaded to your Kroger card.

Sonic: $0.50 Corn Dogs on August 24, 2017


Stop by any participating Sonic location on August 24, 2017 for $0.50 Corn Dogs all day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Alabama Youth Ballet School: Free Boy's Ballet Classes



Boy’s Ballet is a separate ballet class -- it is sponsored through arts grants, so there is no charge for boys who take this class. 

The beginner's class is currently offered on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 5:45 pm.

Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons: Cash Back Apps


I've been meaning to post about a few of the cash back apps I use regularly for a while, but after a recent conversation with some non-couponers about ways to save money on groceries I finally took the time to sit down and type this up.  

Cash back apps come and go so I hope to update this post periodically.  I would love to know of any cash back apps you use I may have missed!

Ibotta
Ibotta offers store-specific rebates for a large number of products each week (and not just a grocery stores!).  Their offers update regularly.  They also offer a number of bonuses each week and you can earn even more when your friends join with your referral link to become teammates.  Take a photo of your receipt when you arrive home (you will sometimes have to verify the barcode of the product).  You can cash out with a transfer to Paypal when you reach $20.00.

My experience:  This is the cash back app I use the most each week.  While it does take a while to reach $20, the offers update often enough it's easy to reach.

Checkout 51
Checkout51 offers store-specific rebates for a large number of products each week.  The offers update each Thursday and you MUST upload your receipt before the offer expires.  Occasionally, an offer will reach maximum redemption before the week ends.  You can cash out once you reach $20 -- they send you a check in the mail.

My experience:  I love the variety of offers each week!  It takes a while to reach $20 and the best offers each week expire early (so make sure to upload your receipts on time).

BerryCart
BerryCart offers rebates for natural and organic brands.  Redeem the offers once you get home by taking a picture of your receipt.  You can cash out once you reach $5.00 via transfer to PayPal or Target gift card.

My experience:  These are not brands I purchase on a regular basis so it takes me a while to reach $5.00.

MobiSave
MobiSave gives you cash back for your groceries no matter where you purchase them. The offers must be selected before you shop.  When you get home scan your receipt and they transfer your earnings directly to Paypal.

My experience:  I love getting paid immediately! Their app is currently being updated but they usually have offers for any brand products which I appreciate.

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education sends the money to your selected school instead of you.  Select the offers you want, upload your receipt and help your school!

My experience:  the offers are limited and sometimes store specific so I don't tend to use this one very often.

Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog gives you cash for shopping anywhere -- groceries, restaurants, even clothes!  Just take a picture of your receipt in the app and receive coins in return.  Coins are earned for each receipt plus there are opportunities to earn bonus coins with a mini slot machine game. Cash out for $5.00 once you reach 1000 coins. 

My experience:  It takes a while to get to 1000 coins (my most recent Publix trip earned me 10 coins) but you can cash out for an Amazon gift card or transfer the money to Paypal.

Saving Star
Saving Star gives you cash back when you purchase specific groceries on their list.  Their offers change weekly (but don't expire right away) and must be selected BEFORE you go shopping.  Once you arrive home, scan the barcodes of the items you purchased and take a picture of the receipt in the app.  Once you reach $5.00 you can cash out (I transfer mine to Paypal).

My experience:  It tends to take me a while to get to $5.00 and these offers are not supposed to be used with other coupons.  The offers are sometimes store specific.

Shopkick
Shopkick gives you money just for walking in the door!  Seriously!  Stores like Target, Publix, Kohl's Aldi, Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Carter's and a bunch more give you points for walking in the store, scanning items while there, and uploading receipts for items you've purchased.  It works via GPS -- open the app as you're walking in the door to get your points.  500 points = $2.00 gift card!

My experience:  this one is super easy to earn -- I open the app every time I walk into a participating store.  The offers and stores change frequently and there is a daily and weekly cap on how many times you can go to the same store (ahem...Target).   But I love how easy and quick it is to earn and redeem points for a Target gift card (my personal reward of choice).

Walmart Savings Catcher
If you're a Walmart shopper make sure to download the Walmart app!  Every time you shop scan your  receipt in the app -- if there is a matching item with a lower advertised price at a competitor you'll earn the difference back on a Walmart gift card!  

My personal experience:  the items must match EXACTLY for your refund.  This is problematic because Wal-Mart carries exclusive sizes.  The gift card takes a few days to get to you but is redeemable from the Walmart app on future purchases.

Prefer shopping online?  My favorite cash back program is Ebates!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What's Free This Week at Target: week of 13 August 2017


Here's what's free this week at Target:

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, 18 oz., $1.00 (exp 8/26)
-$1/1 KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce product, 18 oz.+ printable

Lemon Lemon Sparkling, 12 oz. can, $1.00 (exp 9/23)
$1.00 cash back wyb Lemon Lemon Sparkling, 12 oz. via ibotta

Dial For Men Body Wash, 16 oz., $3.52+
Mitchum Solid Deodorant, $2.97+
$5 Gift Card with $20+ Personal Care Purchase Target coupon (in weekly ad) (exp 8/19)
$5 Gift Card when you purchase (4) Dial products
-25% off Mitchum Deodorant Target Cartwheel
-5% off Dial & Dial for Men Body Wash,  16 & 21 oz., Target Cartwheel
-$2/1 Mitchum Products, SS 8/13
-$2/2 Dial Men Body Wash, RP 8/6

Splenda Naturals Stevia Sweetener, 40 ct., $2.99 (exp 9/2)
-$2/1 Splenda Naturals Product SS 7/30
$1.25 cash back wyb Splenda Naturals Sweetener, 40-80 ct., via ibotta

Crest Kid’s Character Toothpaste, 4.6 oz., $2.26 (exp 9/23)
-$2/1 Crest Toothpaste, 3.0 oz.+ printable (no longer available)
$0.50 cash back wyb Crest Kids Toothpaste via ibotta

Bravo! Cucina Italiana: $0.25 Kids Meals for a limited time


Through August 20, 2017 receive a kids meal for $0.25 with adult entree purchase with coupon available in their app!

 I called the restaurant to verify -- this is limited to one kids' meal only.

PetSmart: $5.00 off dog or cat food


Through August 20, 2017 save $5.00 off any cat or dog food at PetSmart with coupon!

Stand Up Live: BOGO Tickets to Steve Rannazzisi


Use promo code: LEAGUE for buy one get one free tickets to see Steve Rannazzisi at Stand Up Live this weekend!

Shakalaka: BOGO Tickets


Through August 31, 2017, buy one ticket get one free to Shakalaka!  Use promo code:  backtoschool

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Michaels: Make Free Kindness Rocks


Visit Michaels on August 19 & August 26 and paint kindness rocks!  Supplies are free while they last!

Panda Express: $3.00 off $5.00 online purchase


Receive $3.00 off your next $5.00 online purchase at Panda Express with code:  SWEET through September 26, 2017!
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Toys R Us: Nerf Fest on August 26, 2017


Visit Toys R Us on August 26, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 for Nerf Fest!  While supplies last, receive two free Nerf Nitro cars AND 6 Nerf N-Strike Elite Accustrike darts.  Intended for ages 8 and up.