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Month: August 2012

Walmart: My Shopping Trip

Walmart: My Shopping Trip

20120831-172442.jpgI went to CVS today, but nothing I wanted was in stock.

Today is the last day that the $2 off Stayfree coupons from the 07/22 SS were valid. My Twitter BFF and coupon godmother Kim sent me two of them, and I was not going to let them go to waste.

CVS has these on sale this week for $2, but my store was out of stock. So off I went to Walmart to price match.

It was super easy. The girl did it right at the register and had no problem taking my coupons too. Rumor is that Walmart is supposed to have all the ads right there, waiting for you to price match, but I brought the ad with me, which was a lot easier.

I did meet a woman in the maxi pad aisle, and I almost told her to price match hers, but I just left it alone.

I Got …
$2 — Stayfree, pricematched
$2 — Stayfree, pricematched
Total: $4

Coupons:
$2 off Stayfree coupon from the 07/22 SS
$2 off Stayfree coupon from the 07/22 SS
Total: $4

Total after coupons: Free, for a total savings of 100%.

CVS: Possibly Free Perfume

CVS: Possibly Free Perfume

20120831-164113.jpgI was just in CVS, which was a bust. Don’t expect to go to CVS on a Friday and get everything on your list.

I scanned my card, as always, and got a coupon for $5 off any fragrance purchase. I took a walk to see what was there and I found these perfumes on sale for $4.99, so free after coupon.

Now, I’ll be honest. I don’t know anyone I could give these designer imposter perfumes to without them automatically assuming it was free.

As you plan for this holiday season, keep that in mind. You can give out stuff you got for free, just don’t let it look free.

Definitely pick it up because it is free, but just be careful what you do with it.

The Deal:
Purchase:
$4.99 — clearance perfume

Coupons:
$5 off any perfume CRT [[from the scanner]]

Total after coupons: FREE, for a total savings of 100%.

Did anyone else get this CRT?

JC Penney: FREE Haircuts In August [[Today Only]]

JC Penney: FREE Haircuts In August [[Today Only]]

Just wanted to remind you that, in August, all students in grade K through 6 can get free hair cuts before school starts. Just call your local JC Penney store and make an appointment.

At least, it’s in your best interest to call because, well, that’s what the email said so we should listen to directions.

But, there is a chance that your JC Penney salon has open appointments.

So, if you happen to be in the mall and remember about this, you might wanna pop your head in. You might get lucky.

PathMark Shooting: Is Anywhere Safe?

PathMark Shooting: Is Anywhere Safe?

Maria texted me this morning. That’s normal. It’s usually about a deal or a coupon that came up while I was sleeping.

This morning it was about PathMark.

Not a great price on anything at the supermarket. It was a text about the PathMark shooting.

A 23-year-old employee at the store in Old Bridge, New Jersey [[30 miles away from New York City; an hour south of where I grew up]], left work at 3:30am, came back around 4am with an AK-47 and an automatic pistol and shot and killed two employees — both under the age of 25 — and himself.

Seriously?

We live in a country where nothing is safe, where we now go to the movies with the same fear as people who went to banks back in the Wild Wild West.

How is this our reality? How is it that we can’t even go grocery shopping, go to work, or just walk outside a historic landmark in New York City without the fear that someone will come with a gun and begin shooting.

I watched Bowling for Columbine lately, and Michael Moore did a segment where he went to Canada, where there are far less shootings than the United States, and tried to figure out why. He pointed fingers at the news. In Canada, news broadcasts were so much happier and less sensationalized. Here, that sells. It also puts fear in people’s minds, and that’s why people carry guns and shoot every time they hear the rustle of a leaf.

It’s absolutely ridiculous.

Also ridiculous is that an 18-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man at PathMark are now dead because a, as the Daily News, puts it “disgruntled employee” decided to bring a gun into the supermarket. My heart breaks for them, for their families, for the parents of the victims of this crime.

When does it stop? Seriously. When is enough enough and we fix our country, the land of the free [[to carry weapons]], the home of the brave [[enough to leave their house when all this shooting is going on]].

Photos and details from the Daily News.

Dunkin Donuts: Get A Free Medium Beverage

Dunkin Donuts: Get A Free Medium Beverage

Maria just reminded me about this, so I wanted to remind you about it.

If you text  PERKS to 386546 and you’ll be signed up with Dunkin Donuts’ Dunkin Perks. You’ll get a medium beverage for signing up and another on your birthday.

So, sign up for this, and then let me know what your favorite Dunkin Donuts beverage is? Mine’s hot chocolate, in case you were wondering.

Burger King: 50 Cent Ice Cream Cones [[Today Only]]

Burger King: 50 Cent Ice Cream Cones [[Today Only]]

Just a reminder that there was a post on Burger King’s Facebook page that soft serve cones are only 50 cents, for a limited time.

Rumor is, this limited time ends today, August 31.

According to Burger King: Price & participation vary. Not valid in AK & HI.

I can’t believe this is a way to close out summer because that means summer is almost over. That went by so fast. I mean, granted, I’ve been on vacation for pretty much the whole month of August, but still.

What are you doing to celebrate the end of summer?