Saturday, September 3, 2011

Nichols Coupon Acceptance Update




For all of the Nichols shoppers who have been worried about them not accepting some of the new barcode coupons, here is an update for you!  Dawn, a very helpful reader of The Frugal Family Life, spoke with the manager and the corporate office about the issue and then sent me the following email.  Here is what she learned:

“I have some bad news . A couple of weeks ago, I posted that I had spoken to the manager at Nichol's about the new coupons and them not taking them and then going in to show him the coupons. At the time, he told me that as long as they were not outrageous savings, he would honor them. He told me that the cashiers are supposed to question them, but that a manager should approve them. Well, last weekend (Aug 27th) I went back into Nichols to do my shopping, and since that manager, Andre, was checking out customers, I thought it would be quicker to go into his lane since he could approve the coupons for me. Well, boy was I wrong! He informed me that he would take them this time, but they are not going to be able to take them anymore after that day. I reminded him that I was the one he'd talked to the week before. He finally remembered me, and said again he'd take them if they weren't outrageous. But then I encountered my second problem of the day. I had a coupon for Sara Lee 100% wheat bread 20 oz loaf and another coupon for Sara Lee Iron Kids White Wheat Bread. Well, he informed me that only one would double because they were "like" coupons. I disagreed, but he insisted they were "like" and that was their policy. I went ahead and paid, but I knew I was right, lol. So I called Nichols corporate office and spoke to the actual owner, Gary Nichols. He told me that I was indeed right about the coupons not being "like" and they should have both doubled. He said he would be calling the store to reeducate them on "like" coupons. However, he also gave me some bad news. He talked to his IT guy about the new coupons coming out that no longer have that squared bar code in the bottom left. He said they are aware that the manufacturers are changing their coupons to no longer include that bar code, but that their computers won't scan the other codes. He said he's unsure yet if will just be a minor software update on the registers or if they will have to replace their system. He said that until they are able to scan them, they will NOT be able to take them (including the ones that are spitting out of the little coupon machines on their very own shelves in store!). He said that they wouldn't get reimbursed for them if they didn't scan. I don't really understand this since they manually enter in coupons when they price match with no problem, but I'm just passing on what he told me on the phone. I've tried to help with this matter, and I'm unsure of what else to do. Maybe if more customers called to complain it would help? Not sure, but in any case, I figured I would share the latest on this coupon issue with you guys, so you don't encounter the same issues I did.”

Thank you, Dawn, for your help with this update…..and let’s all *hope* it’s an easy software update that can be fixed easily so they’ll start accepting these new coupons again!


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Little Lovlies Giveaways :: Winners Announced!

Last week I posted a great giveaway from Little Lovlies which ended on August 31st.  Since I was without the internet for the rest of the week I was unable to announce the winners......so, here they are, as promised!


The winner of the newborn tutu/wing set is........


Sharon N. (lynnie73460@......)



The winner of the Blue Cape is........

Misty S. (youngmisty@......)

And, the winner of the Flip Flops is......

Gillian (dtcmuma@......)


Thanks to everyone for participating, and a special thanks to Little Lovlies for donating her adorable products for our giveaway!  Make sure to stop by her website to look around again!  And, if you would like to sponsor a giveaway, I'd be more than happy to post it on the blog for you for free!  Just contact me HERE to get started!  Thanks!

Winners have been sent an email, so please check your email and respond if you see your name above!  I will give the winners 48 hours and if I haven't heard back from them I will choose a new winner!








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Walgreens Deals 9/4-9/10


Here are the very best deals I see at Walgreens this week. I highly suggest you print off the Walgreens coupon policy and take it with you on your shopping trip. You can read up on How to Shop at Walgreens HERE.



FREE This Week ::

Mitchum or Lady Mitchum deodorant 1.5-2.7 oz $2.99 = $2 RR
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 8/21 SS
Pay $1.99
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost FREE!

Neutrogena shave gel or cream 5.1 oz or Aveeno 7 oz 2/$8 = $4 RR
Use 2 $2/1 any Aveeno product coupons from
RecycleBank (75 points each)
(Or use the $1/1 Neutrogena Men coupon found in the 6/12 RP)
Pay as low as $4
Get back a $4 RR
Final cost as low as 2 FREE Aveeno Shave Gels!

Nova Max Plus Blood Glucose Monitor $10 = $10 RR
Final cost FREE!

Air Wick Scented Oil warmer $0.99
Use the $2/2 coupon found
here
Final cost – 2 for FREE!

Energizer batteries Advanced Lithium: AA 8 pk $9.99
Use the Buy 1 get 1 Free coupon found in the 8/28 SS
Plus, use the $5/1 Walgreens coupon found in the September coupon booklet (should deduct $9.99 total)
Final cost – 2 FREE packages of Lithium batteries!!
* Note not 100% positive the Walgreens coupon will work, but it seems to read that it is in fact valid on these batteries!   (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Select Nabisco cookies or crackers 4-8 oz Buy 1 at $1.99 get 1 Free
Use 2 $0.75/1 coupon found in the 8/7 SS (Exp. 9/5!)
Plus, use the $1/2 Nabisco crackers Walgreens coupon found in the September coupon booklet (this coupon will ONLY work if you can find and purchase 2 Nabisco crackers that are between 6 to 8 oz)
Final cost $0.24 per box (without the Walgreens coupon) or 2 FREE boxes (with the Walgreens coupon)!

Other Register Reward Deals ::

Select Post cereal 11-24 oz 2/$5 = $1 RR
Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 7/24 SS
Pay $4
Get back a $1 RR
Final cost $1.50 per box!

Suave shampoo, conditioner 22.5 or 32 oz, lotion 18 oz, Caress body wash 12 oz, Rave or Suave styling products 7-11 oz 2/$6 = $2 RR
Use 2 $1/1 Suave lotion coupons found in the 8/14 RP
Pay $4
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $1 each!

Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care 6-14 oz 2/$6 = $2 RR
Use 2 $1/1 Aussie or Herbal Essences coupons found in the 8/7 RP
Pay $4
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $1 each!

Oral-B Pro-health toothbrush or Crest Pro-health Clinical toothpaste 4 or 4.1 oz $3.99 = $2 RR
Use the $1/1 Oral-B Pro-health toothpaste coupon found in the 8/28 PG or Crest Toothpaste coupon found in the 8/28 PG (value varies by region)
Pay $2.99
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $0.99!

Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief toothbrush or toothpaste 4 oz $4.99 = $3 RR
Use the $1.50/1 coupon found here (use zip code 12345)
Or use the $1/1 coupon found in the
September issue of All You
Or use the $0.50/1 toothpaste coupon found in the 8/28 SS (value varies by region)
Pay as low as $3.49
Get back a $3 RR
Final cost Only $0.49!

Carmex cream or ointment 4 oz, lotion 5.5 oz 2/$10 = $5 RR
Use two $1/1 Carmex coupons previously available on
Coupons.com
Pay $8
Get back a $5 RR
Final cost $1.50 each!

Huggies Little Movers Slip-on Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.99 = $2 RR
Use the $3/1 coupon found in the 8/14 SS
Pay $5.99
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $3.99!

Claritin liquid gels 40 ct, tablets 45 ct, Claritin-D tablets 30 ct $26.99 = $4 RR
Use the $4/1 coupon found in the 8/21 SS or
here
Pay $22.99
Get back a $4 RR
Final cost $18.99!

Zegerid OTC acid reducer 42 ct $19.99 = $3 RR
Use the $6/1 coupon found in the 8/7 SS
(Or use the $5/1 coupon found
here or in the August issue of All You or in the June issue of All You)
Pay as low as $13.99
Get back a $3 RR
Final cost $10.99!

Prevacid 24 Hour acid reducer 28 ct $19.99 = $2 RR
Use the $3/1 coupon found here
Pay $16.99
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $14.99!

Vick’s Dayquil or NyQuil liquicaps 16 ct or liquid 8 oz 2/$11 = $2 RR
Use the $3/2 coupon found in the 8/28 PG
Pay $8
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $3 each!

Prilosec OTC acid reducer 28 ct $18.99 = $2 RR
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 8/28 PG
Pay $17.99
Get back a $2 RR
Final cost $15.99!

Buy 1 Participating Thermacare and 1 Participating Advil Product = $5 RR
Buy ThermaCare Heatwraps 2 or 3 ct $5.99
Buy Advil 80 or 100 ct or PM 32 or 40 ct $7.99
Total = $13.98
Use the $3/1 ThermaCare coupon found
here
Use the $2/1 Advil coupon found in the 8/14 RP
Pay $8.98
Get back a $5 RR
Final cost $3.98 for both products – $1.99 each!

Elecrasol Finish 20 pk or Jet-Dry 8.45 oz $3.99 = $1.50 RR
Use the $0.65/1 or $0.50/1 coupon found
here (register)
Or use the $0.50/1 Jet-Dry coupon found
here

Pay as low as $3.34
Get back a $1.50 RR
Final cost $1.84!

Lysol bathroom cleaner 32 oz, kitchen 22 oz, bathroom cleaner 24 oz, all purpose 28 or 32 oz 2/$6 = $1 RR
Use the $1/2 Lysol bathroom cleaner coupon found in the 8/7 SS
Pay $5
Get back a $1 RR
Final cost $2 each!

Quilted Northern bathroom tissue 12 double rolls $5.99 = $1 RR
Final cost $4.99!



Other Coupon Deals ::

Pure Drinking water 24 pk 16.9 oz bottles $2.49 with in ad coupon (Sunday & Monday only!)

Gatorade 32 oz 5/$5 with in ad coupon

Arizona Tea 1 gallon $1.99 with in ad coupon (Sunday & Monday only!)

Hellmann’s mayonnaise 22-30 oz $2.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/1 Walgreens coupon found in the
September Coupon Booklet
Final cost $1.99!

On the Border tortilla chips 7.5-8.25 oz $1.99 with in ad coupon (Sunday & Monday only!)
Use the $0.55/1 coupon found
here
Final cost $1.44!

Lay’s chips 10 or 10.5 oz Buy 1 at $4.29 get 1 Free with in ad coupon (Sunday & Monday only!)
Final cost $2.15 per bag!

Harvest Pride Buns hamburger or hot dogs 8 pk $0.99 with in ad coupon (Sunday & Monday only!)

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, 2.8oz Buy 1 at $1.99 get 1 FREE
Use the $1/2 regional Pepperidge Farm cookies coupon found in the 6/16 SS
Final cost $0.99 total – $0.50 per package!

Tomato Sauce 8 oz $0.25
* Deal of the week – listed on front page.

Hershey’s, Mars, or Nestle King Size 2.1-4 oz 2/$2 with in ad coupon
Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar
Buy 1 Hershey’s Air Delight Aerated Bar
Use the buy one Hershey’s milk chocolate get one Air Delight bar FREE coupon found in the 8/28 SS
Final cost $0.50 per

Brach’s Autumn Candy 4.2 or 5 oz $0.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $0.55/1 coupon found in the 7/17 SS or in the
July issue of All You
Final cost $0.44!

Wrigley’s gum (Eclipse, Orbit, Extra) 3 pk 2/$3 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 7/31 SS
Plus, use the $1/2 Walgreens coupon found in the September Coupon Booklet
Final cost $1 total – just $0.50 each per 3-pack, ONLY $0.17 per pack!

Revlon ColorSilk hair color $2.99 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 8/28 PG
Final cost $1.99!

Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster or toothpaste 2.5 or 6 oz Buy 1 get 1 Free
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 select Arm & Hammer 6 oz Toothpastes $3.99 each (based on online price)
Minus buy 1 get 1 FREE sale = $3.99 for both
Use 2 $1/1 coupons found
here
Final cost $1.99 total – just $1 per toothpaste!

Neutrogena Cosmetics Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Neutrogena MoistureShine lip gloss $9.49 each (based on online price)
Minus the Buy 1 get 1 50% off sale = $14.23 for both
Use 2 $2/1 coupons found in the
August issue of All You
Plus, use the $2/1 Walgreens coupon found in the
September Coupon Booklet (will deduct $4)
Final cost $3.11 per lip gloss!

Maybelline foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eye shadow or lip Cosmetics 40% off

Buy Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder or foundation $7.99 (based on online price)
Minus the 40% off sale = $4.79
Use the $1/1 powder or foundation coupon found
here
Final cost $3.79! Over 50% off the retail cost!

L’oreal Cosmetics and skin care Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Buy 2 L’oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator eye liner $8.99 (based on online price)
Minus the Buy 1 get 1 50% off sale = $13.49 for both
Use 2 $3/1 coupon found in the 7/24 RP
Plus, use the $1/1 Walgreens coupon found in the September Coupon Booklet (will deduct $2)
Final cost $2.74 each!

Zyrtec Allergy relief 24 hour 25 or 30 ct, Zyrtec-D 24 ct on sale for 25% off
Buy Zyrtec 24 Hour 30 ct $19.99 (based on online price)
Minus the 25% off sale = $14.99
Use the $5/1 coupon found in the 8/28 RP
Final cost $9.99!

Aleve gelcaps or liquid gels 40 ct, caplets or tablets 50 ct Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Buy 2 Aleve pain reliever tablets 50 ct $6.79 each (based on online price)
Minus the Buy 1 get 1 50% off sale = $10.18 for both
Use 2 $2/1 coupons found
here
Final cost $3.09 each!

Citracal 60-200 ct or Select One A Day 50-200 ct Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Use the $1/1 or $2/1 Citracal coupon found
here
Or use the $2/1 One A Day coupon found in the 7/24 RP (100 ct +)
Or the $1/1 One A Day coupons found in the 7/24 RP or 8/21 SS or
here

Huggies Wipes 184-216 pack $5.99
Use the $0.40 or $0.50/1 coupon (depending on your region) found in the 8/14 SS
Plus, use the $2/1 Walgreens coupon found in the Infant Care coupon booklet
Final cost as low as $3.49! Great price for this size package!

Scott bathroom tissue 12 roll $7.49
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 8/14 SS or in the
August issue of All You
Final cost $6.49!

Reynolds wrap aluminum foil 20 ft $0.79 with in ad coupon (Sunday & Monday only!)

Palmolive dish liquid 10 oz $0.89 with in ad coupon
Use the $0.25/1 coupon found in the 8/28 SS
Final cost $0.64!

All laundry detergent 28 or 32 loads 2/$7
Use the $1/1 coupon found in the 8/28 RP
Final cost $2.50!

Arm & Hammer laundry detergent 25-36 loads Buy 1 at $6.99 get 1 Free
Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 7/24 SS
Final cost $5.99 for both – $3 each!

Niagara spray starch 20 oz $1.29 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/2 coupon found in the 8/14 SS
Final cost $0.79 each!



Thanks, Hip2Save!


Don't forget about fillers when you're choosing you're items. You have to have at least one item per coupon. So look for cheap items to use, such as the 15 cent Laffy Taffy by the checkout counter!



If you find any deals I didn't list, please let me know and I'll be happy to post!


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Sunday Coupon Preview :: NO INSERTS 9/4/11


I just wanted to let all of you know that are NO COUPON INSERTS scheduled for tomorrow!  Most of the time, on holiday weekends there are not any.   Secretly, I sort of like the time to catch up (when I’m behind), and some extra family time without having to clip/organize coupons!!  ;)  Everyone have a great and safe Labor Day Weekend!

If you’d like to head over HERE,  you can also view the insert schedule for the entire year!!

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*HOT* 4 New Gerber Coupons!


There are four new Gerber graduate foods coupons available right now. These never last very long, so if you want them, I’d print them soon!







You can get a great deal with these at various stores, especially after the double!

Even if you don’t need these coupons, personally, they would still be nice to print and use for a friend! 


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New Coupons :: $1 off Maybelline New York


Here are two new, nice make up coupons. You can often get great deals on makeup at CVS and Walgreens!  I would print these now and wait on a sale!  Plus, since this is a new product, maybe we’ll see a great sale soon!

$1.00 off MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME PRESSED POWDER

$1.00 off MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME FOUNDATION


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FREE John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Colour or Sample (If You Qualify)

This offer is back again…

Head on over here to take a survey to see if you qualify for a FREE John Frieda Hair Care sample, coupon or FREE box of Precision Foam Hair Colour! Come back and let us know what you got!

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The Frugal Family Life is Back in Action!

Well, after my week long hiatus, I'm finally back connected to the "real world!"  Last Monday we moved into our new house (that I've been talking about on the blog for what seems like forever!), but we had to wait until yesterday for our internet, phone, and cable to be installed!  However, it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be.  I actually have to admit that I sort of enjoyed the simplicity and quiet time!  Plus, without as many distractions, I was able to get a LOT of unpacking done already!  :) 

But, now the break is over and it's back to posting deals around here again!  I'm ready to get back in the groove of things and start printing those coupons again......are YOU? 


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Top CVS Deals of the Week, 9/4-9/10


Here are the Top CVS Deals and Matchups for the Week of September 4-10, 2011.


A big thanks goes to Misty at The FrugalFamily for being kind enough to contribute her deals!


If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read The Frugal Family's Articles: CVS: Things To Know Before You Go and More Ways to Earn ECBs.


CVS has now also teamed up with SavingStar.com and you can upload these coupons to your CVS card!


FREE this Week:
Carefree Pantiliners, 20-22 ct., $1

Receive $1 ECB
Use the $0.50/1 coupon from the 8/21 SS Insert
FREE + $0.50 Money Maker after ECB and coupon!

Hershey's Air Delight Candy Bar, $0.99
Receive $0.99 ECB
Use B1G1 FREE coupon from the 8/28 SS Insert
2 FREE after coupon and ECB

Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream, $1.99
Use
$1/1 CVS Skintimate Shave Cream printable
AND use $1/1 Skintimate Shave Cream coupon from the 7/24 SS Insert
Or use $0.55/1 Shave Gel coupon from the 7/24 SS Insert
Or use
$0.75/1 Shave Gel printable
As low as FREE after stack


ECB Deals:

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz., or Toothbrush, $3.49
Receive $1.50 ECBs (limit 2)
Use the $1/1 toothpaste coupon from the 8/28 SS Insert
Or use $0.40/1 toothbrush coupon from the 8/28 SS Insert
As low as $0.99 after ECBs and coupon

Listerine, 16.9 oz or Pocketpaks, 72 ct., $2
Receive $1 ECB (limit 2)
Use $0.50/1 Listerine coupon from the 7/31 SS Insert
Or use $0.50/1 Listerine coupon from the 1/9 SS Insert
$0.50 after ECB and coupon


To see the rest of this week's CVS deals, head over HERE to The Frugal Family!

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