Today’s Money-Saving Tips on B105.7 for 7/26/11

by Ann-Marie on July 26, 2011

If you missed my money-saving tips this morning on B105.7, here’s the rundown!

Flash Sales at Target & Meijer:

By now you’re surely familiar with the multitude of options for “flash sales“. They’re here for a day, usually with free shipping, then they’re gone. What you may not know is that both Target and Meijer have their own versions.

Target’s Daily Deals:
Shop Daily Deals at Target.com. Always Free Shipping.

Meijer’s Big Steal:Meijer.com

You certainly can find some deeply discounted products, and you can’t beat the free shipping offers. But I’d caution you to do your research, make sure the item is in fact at the best price you’ve seen, and that it’s something you were looking to buy anyway. Otherwise you’re buying on impulse, like I do when I see Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, lol!

 

CVS Extra Care Bucks

When you have a CVS Extra Care card, you can get all kinds of savings plus earn Extra Care Bucks (ECB) on your next purchase.

If you’re a contact lens wearer, they have Bausch & Lomb Renu Sensitive Solution for $7.89.

  1. Head to Renu’s website and print a $2 off coupon
  2. Present the Renu coupon and your Extra Care card at the register with your Renu product. You’ll pay $5.89 + tax at the register out-of-pocket (OOP).
  3. On the bottom of your receipt you’ll have $6 in Extra Care Bucks to use on your next transaction.

They also have Paper Mate Grip pens, an 8-ct package for $1.99, with $1.99 back in ECB for your next visit.

I have a slight issue with saying it’s “free” or a “moneymaker”. You will pay out of pocket initially in order to receive the Extra Care bucks. But providing there’s not a long line behind you, and you have other shopping to do, you can (politely, please) request to split your shopping up in 2 (or more if you have a REALLY nice cashier!) transactions. Apply the ECB you received on the first purchase, to the 2nd transaction, and see how quickly your OOP will go down on that subsequent purchase. I have even purchased a gallon or two of milk at CVS as my 2nd transaction, to get it nearly free after using the previous ECB.

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Tune in next Tuesday morning for “Savings with Ann-Marie” on B105.7 during Kurt Wallace’s morning show for more money-saving tips! And be sure to follow me on Twitter and “Like” my Facebook page so you don’t miss a deal!

 

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