Pensacola NAS Commissary Accepts Register Rewards!

I don’t get to shop on base but my dad is retired Air Force so my mom does a lot of her grocery shopping at the Pensacola NAS Commissary and she tells me that they’re super coupon friendly there, and of course they have better prices than other stores to begin with because they sell items to servicemembers at close to cost (about five percent is charged for store maintenance and employee wages, but otherwise merchandise is not marked up).  Well the commissary just recently changed their coupon policy and they now also take Walgreens Register Rewards (which are manufacturers coupons) for payment.  Wow – I’m so jealous!  But this is such awesome news that I wanted to share it with you guys just in case you’re lucky enough to be able to shop there.  If you’re not local to the Pensacola commissary but you are able to shop on base somewhere else it wouldn’t hurt to inquire about your store’s coupon policy and encourage them to accept Register Rewards if they don’t already 😉

 

Target to Launch National Rewards Program in October

Target has announced that they plan to roll out a national rewards program in October where customers who use a Target branded credit or debit card will receive 5% off of almost all their purchases.  They’ve been testing the program in the Kansas City area and now they’re ready to launch nationally.  I don’t have a Target credit or debit card, but I’m planning on picking up an application for one next time I’m in the store because I’d love to get an extra 5% off at one of my fave places to shop 😉

 

New Walgreens Official Coupon Policy

Great news for couponers – Walgreens has finally come out with an official coupon policy!  I hear from lots of readers that their Walgreens stores vary dramatically in coupon acceptance policies so this is a wonderful thing to have a complete written policy from corporate.  I’d recommend printing a copy and carrying it with you in your coupon binder.  Here are the highlights of the policy:

Sale Items

  • Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
  • In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.

Multiple Coupons

  • When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  • The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
  • When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.

Buy One, Get One Free Coupons

  • When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.
  • Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offers, if required by applicable state laws.

Internet/Print at Home Coupons

  • Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons.

Thanks to Christie at Wild For Wags for the heads up!

 

Recall Alert: Wright County Eggs Sold Under Many Brand Names

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling some of its eggs out of concern they may be tainted with salmonella bacteria.

According to a CNN report, the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration traced the source of an uptick in salmonella infections and determined it was most likely eggs from Wright County Egg.  The company says it is working to determine how the shell eggs are being contaminated.

Wright County Egg packages shell egg products under the following brand names:

  • Lucerne
  • Albertson
  • Mountain Dairy
  • Ralph’s
  • Boomsma’s
  • Sunshine
  • Hillandale
  • Trafficanda
  • Farm Fresh
  • Shoreland
  • Lund
  • Dutch Farms
  • Kemps

The brands are distributed nationwide. The recall affects eggs packed in several different sized cartons, from a half-dozen to 18-eggs.

The Egg Safety Center says recalled eggs are in cartons with a three-digit code ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers P-1026, P-1413, and P-1946.  The numbers are on one end of the egg carton.

Consumers are encouraged to return the eggs in their original packaging  to where they were purchased for a full refund.

Salmonella bacteria can be found inside and outside of eggs that appear to be normal.  For more information from the CDC on ways to reduce the risk of Salmonella poisoning from eggs click here.

 

BlogHer 2010: My Thoughts and Impressions

I spent most of last week in New York City for the BlogHer 2010 conference and it was a blast!  I got my tickets pretty late in the game this year, and was lucky enough to be able to go at the last-minute but it was such a wonderful experience that I’ll be purchasing my BlogHer 2011 tickets as soon as I can.  I travelled with my mom, who also blogs at SewingBusiness.com, and it’s the first time that we’ve gone anywhere together in probably a decade so that was a lot of fun for me too!  Here we are at the newbie breakfast with Julie from Whiting Consulting, Kay Lynn from Bucksome Boomer’s Journey to Retirement, and Maggie from Maternal Dementia.  They were three wonderful women that I had the great fortune of running into again and again over the course of the conference – quite amazing really in a sea of 2,400 other bloggers.

The conference was really very well run and completely organized – there were signs everywhere, on every floor of the Hilton in Manhattan, and the conference guide served as both guidebook and map to the event.  The exhibit halls (two floors worth) were well laid out, but always packed full of people.  Living in the country as we do, the hardest thing to get used to was the crush of bodies on the streets outside the hotel, in the exhibit halls, and the elevators (four banks of elevators – each serving only certain floors, created a bit of a logistics issue), but everyone was very friendly and it became just another way to meet people, like Jenna from Bucktown Bargains whom I met repeatedly in the elevator.

There were so many things to see and do on each day of the conference that I knew we wouldn’t be able to do everything on the three page schedule I had printed out before we went, but the event that I looked forward to the most was the Bacon, Eggs and Coupons Breakfast for frugal and coupon bloggers that was hosted by Inexpensively and sponsored by RedPlum and RetailMeNot just to name a couple.  Here we are at the breakfast with, from the left, my mom, Kay Lynn from Bucksome Boomer’s Journey to Retirement, me, Heather from Passion For Savings, Krista from ShopAtHome, and Heather from Inexpensively.

A few other awesome women I was happy to have met include Kim Danger from Mommy Savers and author of Instant Bargains and the Complete Book of Baby Bargains (she was fabulous – just super nice and down to earth!), Stella from Savings.com who we had a great time with at lunch on Friday and Saturday, Erin Gifford from Coupon Cravings, and Tracie from Penny Pinchin’ Mom.  I’m looking forward to seeing all of you again next year in San Diego!

 

Just Got to NYC for BlogHer

Whoohoo – I just made it to New York City for BlogHer!  I’m in the taxi headed to the hotel and I’m super excited about learning a bunch of new stuff to make this blog even better, and I can’t wait to meet some of my favorite bloggers while I’m here 🙂

 

Announcing the New Mobile Version of ShopperStrategy.com

I’m super excited to announce that we now have a brand spanking new mobile version of the ShopperStrategy.com website.  If you access the site from your phone’s browser you will be automatically taken to the mobile friendly site.  It’s a clean and simple design that is easy to use on the small screen – check out the image of what it looks like above.

 

‘Grillin’ for the Gulf’ July 23 in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Masterbuilt Manufacturing will host “Grillin’ for the Gulf,” a barbecue event free to all residents, business owners and employees along the Alabama Gulf Coast in an effort to provide relief to residents that have been impacted by the oil spill.

The event  will be held at the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores on July 23rd from noon to 2 p.m. and is open to the public.  Masterbuilt will bring a variety of their products to Gulf Shores and prepare Butterball deep fried turkey and smoked Smithfield BBQ ribs. Along with the main dishes, they will also have all the fixins’, including green beans, corn on the cob, and Bud’s Best Cookies.

To find out more about ‘Grillin’ for the Gulf,” go to Masterbuilt’s Facebook or call Masterbuilt at (800) 491-1581.

 

Fairhope Publix Pharmacy – Kids Coloring Page Drawing!

Your child could win cake and ice cream for their next birthday, just color the entry page for a chance to win some goodies!  The Fairhope Publix Pharmacy is excited to now be able to provide medicine flavorings for both prescription medications and over the counter medicines, and to celebrate they are having a special and a drawing.  Pick up a kids coloring sheet at the front registers, customer service counter or the pharmacy – your child can either color it while you’re in the store or you can bring it back later.  You can turn the colored page in to get a medicine flavored for only $1.50, or half off the regular $2.99 price, PLUS your child will be entered to win some yummy cake and ice cream.  The drawing will be held at the end of August.  The new flavors available include – apple, banana, bubble gum, cherry, grape, grapeaid, grape bubble gum, lemon, orange cream, raspberry, strawberry, sour apple and watermelon (note: not all flavors will work with all medicines).

 

Growing Pains = We’re Moving!

Hey guys – thanks to all of you lovely readers we’re growing just a little too big for the shared server that the website is on now, so we’re moving today to a dedicated server.  While I’m excited about the move and what it means for the site, I am a little anxious about how much time it might be down. Soooooooo – if you’re experiencing any difficulty accessing the site today or tomorrow, please bear with me – the site will be back and stable ASAP!  Thanks so much for your patience!