Coupon Preview: Sunday, August 2, 2015 (3 inserts)

coupon preview You can look forward to THREE COUPON INSERTS in the Sunday newspaper this weekend: 1 SmartSource (SS)  insert and 2 RedPlum (RP) inserts.

You may want to build your coupon collection by purchasing extra newspapers, especially if you find there are a number of coupons you’ll use.

Remember that coupon selection and values vary according to region, so your paper might not include these exact coupons (though it’s a reasonable estimate). In general, newspapers with larger circulation will have better coupons, but you’ll want to check the papers in your area to be sure.

COUPON PREVIEW

Some coupons that may be of interest include:

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Kroger: $0.44 Smucker’s Ice Cream Topping!

smucker's ice cream toppingThe Mega Event has started at Kroger, and we’re just beginning to uncover the best unadvertised deals in the store! So far there is a lot of money-saving potential. Start making your list!

Make sure you’ve printed this $0.55/1 Smucker’s Ice Cream coupon so that you can stock up for your next ice cream sundae! These toppings are also great when baking.

$0.55 off any Smuckers Ice Cream Topping

At KROGER through August 11:

$1.99 Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings
-$1.00 on each when you mix/match 5 mega event items
-$0.55/1 Smucker’s topping printable coupon
$0.44 after coupon (reg $2.99)

 

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What you should know about the MICHIGAN SCANNER LAW

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(also known as The 2011 Shopping Reform and Modernization Act)

The scanner law is often discussed when shoppers are overcharged for any reason. The terms of the law, however, are not quite that simple. As a Michigan shopper, it can make a difference to be educated in what this law means for you – and the bonus it can bring you for your trouble.

If you were familiar with the Michigan Scanner Law in the past, the terms were updated in 2011. The most notable change is that stores are required to display the price of items offered for sale in the store at the place where the item is located, but are no longer required to individually mark the price on the item itself (no price tags).

TIP: Print a Scanner Error Bill of Rights card to keep in your wallet or coupon organizer for reference. It’s also available in large print.

In Michigan, most items on store shelves must be clearly displayed with a price (by signage, electronic reader, price sticker, etc.). Another method of price display can be used, as long as it “clearly and reasonably” shows the price of the item and it’s at the place where the item is located.

MICHIGAN SCANNER LAW

IF an automatic checkout system (scanner) charges you more than the displayed price of an item, AND:

  1. The transaction has been completed AND
  2. You have a receipt clearly showing the item purchased and the price charged for it.

THEN, you have 30 days to contact the store (either in person or in writing). If you have found an error and have your receipt, the store may refund you the difference in pricing plus a “bonus” of ten times the difference. The bonus must be at least $1.00, but may not be more than $5.00.

  • If you purchase several identical items at once and were overcharged on each, you may collect the bonus only once, but you are entitled to the refund of the difference for each identical item.
  • If the seller does not pay you both the refund and the bonus, you may bring a lawsuit to recover your actual damages or $250.00, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney fees up to $300.00.
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Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market: July 29 – August 5, 2015

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Grand Opening specials continue this week at Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Markets in Northville, Rochester and Troy. Find store locations here.

TIP: Every Wednesday is Double Ad Day! It’s a great day of savings as the previous week’s ad and new ad overlap, for TWICE the amount of items on sale throughout the store.

Though there is no printed coupon policy, I have confirmed at the store that Fresh Thyme will accept manufacturer’s coupons for items they carry (as long as they scan properly). I hope to test it out soon!

Fresh Thyme: PRODUCE

$0.33 Large Mangos, each

$0.50 Cantaloupe

$0.50 Carrots 1 lb bag or Radishes

$0.50/lb Red Delicious Apples

$0.77 Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers, each

$0.77 Hass Avocados

$0.88 Celery or Green or Red Leaf Lettuce or Romaine

$0.97 Strawberries, 1 lb

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Dwell Magazine: $4.99 for 1 year subscription

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Dwell champions an aesthetic in home design that is modern, idea-driven, and sensitive to social and physical surroundings. Written for young, intelligent consumers, dwell helps people shape their own living spaces in ways that express beauty, simplicity, comfort, and new sense of openness.

Through July 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST, you can order Dwell magazine for $4.99 per year. You can order more than one year if you’d like, and the price is valid whether you’re a new subscriber or renewing your current subscription. You’ll pay no tax or shipping (plus when your subscription runs out, it’s done – no automatic renewals).

If you’d like to send either magazine as a gift, you can indicate that on the 2nd step of checkout. You’ll be able to enter separate addresses and you can choose to send your recipient an E-Card so they’ll know the magazine is coming.

  1. To see the discount, add Dwell magazine to your cart.
  2. If necessary, enter the code BARGAINSTOBOUNTY at checkout and your savings will appear! (If you are looking for another magazine on your list, this code will save you 20% off most other magazine subscriptions as well).
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Cedar Point Ticket Deal: $39.99 Admission (reg $62)

Rougarou, Cedar Point's newest rollercoaster

Cedar Point Ticket Deal: Save 35% off admission

Pay only $39.99 for one-day admission to Cedar Point for one person ($61.99 value). The admission offer is valid for ages 3 and up (note that $39.99 is the regular price for a child’s ticket). This price is available for 3 days only (or until it sells out).

You can purchase up to 10 ticket vouchers with this offer and tickets are valid through September 7, 2015.

TIP: Last time this offer sold out in a day. It may not last long!

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Giveaway: $25 to Just Between Friends Sale (Detroit)

Disclosure: Just Between Friends of Detroit/Madison Heights has sponsored this giveaway, providing gift certificates for the winners and myself. Any opinions stated below are entirely my own. just between friends

Just Between Friends is a nationwide big consignment event held twice a year where you can find anything and everything you need to raise a child – from maternity to teens, including clothing, shoes, books, toys and games. Think of it as a really organized, very clean community garage sale. Local families sign up as “consignors.” They prepare items, price and tag them with a printable online bar code system and drop them off at the sale – and Just Between Friends handles the rest of the work. The event helps families throughout Metro Detroit save money and earn money.

I had the chance to shop this year and I found so many great items for my kids. Some of them were new with tags. Many of them have become favorites in their wardrobes since then, worn over and over again! I’d encourage you to find some time to shop the sale this fall:

Just Between Friends is returning to Metro Detroit September 17-19, 2015!
UFCW 876 (near I-75)
876 Horace Brown in Madison Heights, MI

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Trader Joe’s Deals: July 27, 2015

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Here are the best coupon deals at Trader Joe’s, compliments of All Natural Savings. Trader Joe’s accepts manufacturer coupons, but does not offer store coupons. There is no online coupon policy. Prices and products may vary per store.

$2.99 Weetabix cereal 
Checkout 51 offer: Earn $1 cash back on Weetabix cereal
$1.99 after cash back

$3.29 Rudi’s whole grain hamburger buns 
$1.00/1 Rudi’s Organic printable coupon
$2.29 after coupon

$3.99 Earth Balance spread 
$1.00/1 off any Earth Balance printable coupon or $1.00/1 Earth Balance printable
$2.99 after coupon

$4.29 Earth Balance organic spread
$1.00/1 off any Earth Balance printable coupon or $1.00/1 Earth Balance printable
$3.29 after coupon

$4.29 Lactaid milk, half gallon
$0.55/1 Lactaid printable coupon
$3.74
after coupon

Find the rest of the Trader Joe’s deals at All Natural Savings!

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