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Friday Nov 16

 

 

 

 

 

KMart Friday Fix - Free Smart Sense Plastic Wrap
 

    

 

The Friday Fix on the KMart app is free Smart Sense Plastic Wrap. Redeem this weekend in-store only. (11/19)

 

Tap "Friday Fix" on the KMart app, and you'll see the coupon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kohl's Friends & Family 20% Off

 

 

Get 20% off with code FFSAVE20 through Nov 19 at Kohl's. Print the pass here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just My Size 3 Bras $33, Shipped

 

 

Get 3 JMS bras for $33, and they ship free with code SHIPBRAS, through 11/21, at JustMySize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kroger Friday Freebie - Mist TWST

 

 

Get a free Mist TWST on the Kroger Friday freebie. Load it to your card today, then redeem by 12/3/17. Kroger Friday Freebie Start here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon - Purina Cat Food Sample Box Free After Credit

 

 

Go here to get a Purina cat food sample box for $6.99/ free shipping for Amazon Prime members. You'll get back $6.99 in credit to use toward the purchase of anything in the box, making the sample box free.

 

The box contains:
Purina Muse Infused Natural Salmon Cat Food 3 oz
Purina Pro Pan Prime Plus canned cat food 3 oz
Muse by Purina Masterpieces Natural Chicken Recipe 3 oz
Purina Fancy Feast Classic Gourmet Broth 1.4 oz
Purina Beyond Natural Grain Chicken Dry Food 7 oz
Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult Chicken & Rice Formula 6.4 oz
Purina One Tender Selects Blend with Real Chicken Dry Food 6 oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillsbury Love it Or It's Free Cookies Guarantee to $4.99

 

 

 

Go here to print the form for a money-back guarantee on Pillsbury refrigerated cookies. Look for "Love It or It's Free" messaging on the package. Purchase 8/8/17 - 5/8/18. Send form, UPC and receipt. Receive up to $4.99.
(Thanks Joanie B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zulily - Button-Front Hoodies $13.79 (Size S - 4X)

 

 

This cute button front pullover hoodie is just $13.79 today only at Zulily and comes in all sizes from S - 4X. It's 31" from shoulder to hem, machine washable. Look for the above box on the homepage at Zulily. It comes in 16 colors. Here is a sample:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


on any ONE (1) Glad® Trash Bags (100ct. or higher)
on ONE (1) package of SCOTT® Bath Tissue 6 rolls or larger
on ONE (1) 95 sq. ft. or larger package of Reynolds Wrap® Foil
on any TWO (2) PLANTERS® Products
when you buy THREE PACKAGES Old El Paso™ products (excludes Old El Paso™ refrigerated and produce products)
off any (1) one Stella® Cheese Product
on any ONE (1) Stopain® Product
on any 18 oz. Purex® Crystals™ In-Wash Fragrance Booster (Available at Walmart)
any TWO (2) bags of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs
on any ONE (1) package of Truvia® Sweetener
on any ONE (1) Glade® Atmosphere Collection™ Product ONLY
on any TWO (2) Swanson® Broths or Stocks (32oz. or larger)
ONE Crest® 3DWhite™ Glamorous White, 1 Hour Express, Professional Effects OR Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips™ (excludes trial/travel
ONE ZzzQuil™ Product (excludes trial/travel size)
One package any variety Deli Snackers (Redeemable at Walmart)
on ONE (1) Sparkling Ice® 12pk 17oz. Variety (Available at Walmart)
On any Fortify™ 50 Billion Formula (Available at Walmart)
on the purchase of one (1) LA VICTORIA® Brand Enchilada Sauce
on any ONE (1) Viva® Paper Towel or Viva® Vantage® Paper Towel 6-pack or larger
on any TWO (2) Stayfree® Products (excludes 10 ct.)
on any TWO (2) Luden's® products (25ct or higher) (Available at Walmart)
on any FOUR (4) UNCLE BEN’S® Brand Rice Products
ONE Crest® 3D Whitening Mouthwash 237ml or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
on any (1) RoC® Anti-Aging Product (excludes travel and trial sizes)
on TWO (2) packages of Hefty® Slider Bags (10 Ct. or larger)
on ONE (1) 120ct Advil®PM Caplets Easy Open Arthritis Cap
ONE Tampax® Radiant Tampon Product 16 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
ONE Crest® Pro-Health Mouthwash 237ml or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
ONE Tampax® Pearl Product 18 ct or larger (includes Pearl Active) (excludes trial/travel size)
when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor Betty Crocker™ Potatoes (Excludes Potato Buds™)

 

 

 

 

 

Magazine Deals

BestDealMagazines

 

Use code REFCENTS15 to get 15% off.   

BestDealMagazines

 

Upcoming Deals of the Day

 

11/20 Cook's Country $9.99, with code $8.50
11/21 Consumer Reports $19.99, with code $16.99
11/22 Red Bulletin $3.99/2 year, with code $3.40/2 yrs
11/23 Taste of Home $3.99, with code $3.40
11/24 Golf Week $3.99, with code $3.40
11/25 Outdoor Photographer $3.99, with code $3.40
11/26 Wine Enthusiast $11.99, with code $10.10
11/27 Popular Science $3.99, with code $3.40
11/28 Disney Princess $13.99, with code $11.79
11/29 Cook's Illustrated $9.99, with code $8.50
11/30 Woodcraft $11.99, with code $10.10
 

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DiscountMags.com

 

One year subscriptions. Use code REFUNDCENTS to get discount price.
 

Upcoming Deals of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instant Win Contests

 

These Instant Win contests are quick and easy to enter. They let you know immediately if you've won. Some require that you play a simple game; others just want your email, NAZ, or cell phone number. Rules, prizes, and restrictions vary. To be listed here, the contest must notify you immediately of a win, not just be a sweepstakes. Please email the link if you find a new one and I'll add it. easter@refundcents.com

11/24/17 Popeyes & Dr Pepper Enter here daily
11/30/17 VSP VisionCare Savvy Enter here daily
11/30/17 Maxwell Max Your Passion Enter here daily
12/1/17 Similac Dream Registry Enter here daily
12/5/17 EverBank Take the Field Enter here daily
12/31/17 Nissan Soccer Enter here daily
1/11/18 Dos Equis Game Day Enter here daily
1/31/18 Community Coffee Tailgate Traditions Use code BOLD2017. Enter here daily
3/31/18 Butterfinger College Game Enter here daily
Good Luck!

 

 

 

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Thursday Nov 16

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, 3 Months Amazon Prime $33

 

 

Try Amazon Prime for 3 months for $33. Do lots of Christmas shopping with free 2-day delivery. Read about it here. There are several perks besides the free 2-day shipping. Amazon Prime has original programming of award winning tv shows and movies. If you like mysteries, try "Bosch".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35% Off Alex Toys on Amazon

 

The Amazon Deal of the Day is 35% off select Alex toys. See them here. Many are under $10 and ship free on Prime (or free on $25 non-Prime). For example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


Save $1.00 on any one (1) Mezzetta® Olives

Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE (1) Weber® Spices & Seasonings. Any variety..Expires 1/17/2018.Save $1.00.

 

Wednesday Nov 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% Off Toys at Target Coming Saturday

 

 

Hold off buying toys at Target until this Saturday 11/18, when toys will be 25% off.  I believe this will be both in-store and online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Sample Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Zero

 

 

It's back. Go here for a free sample of Garnier Fructis Sleep & Shine Zero Weightless Frizz Control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Delight Bird Seed Frequent Buyer Club

 

Go here for an offer to collect UPCs from ten Wild Delight Bird Seed products to get one free. All ten UPCs must be from the same product and size. (Thanks Joanie B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kellogg's/Shutterfly $25 Off Email

 

 

Check your email this morning for one from Kellogg's Family Rewards with "Special Holiday Treat From Shutterfly" in the subject line. It contains 2 unique codes, one for $25 off holiday cards at Shutterfly and another for free shipping. Very nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherpa-Lined Hoodies $14.79

 



This is a day for deals at Zulily.

If you need a guy-gift for the upcoming holidays,
Zulily has the above Sherpa-Lined Hoodies for $14.79, today only.  Sizes S, M, L, XL. Yoki tends to run small so order up. These look warm and comfy to me... I'm toying with the idea of ordering one for myself ... er, I mean, George? LOL. There are four colors: Black, Gray, Olive, and Charcoal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plush Velvet Blanket Just $14.79

 



Have you felt Plush Velvet Blankets? They are irresistible. I have two from Costco that my grandkids wrap themselves in to watch tv. They are pure luxury for a cheap price.
Zulily has a bunch today only for $14.79 in twin, queen, or king. There are 27 pattern/color choices. Look on the homepage at Zulily for the above box. Today only. Here are a few examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zulily Bedding Sale

 

 

Zulily is having a big bedding sale. You get a lot of pieces for a low price.

3-pc Quilts $21.79
800 Thread Count Sheets $29.79
4 & 5 piece Comforters $32.79
6-Piece Towels $18.79


All have lots of color choices. Look for the above box on the homepage at
Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


Save $1.50 on any White Cloud® Bath Tissue or Paper Towels High Value
 

Save $1.00 On any one (1) WaterWipes® Baby Wipes

Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Sparkling Ice® 12pk 17oz. Variety (Available at Walmart)

Save $0.40 ONE (1) Mentos Pure Fresh Gum 12 piece wallet pack with Velcro® Brand PRESS-LOK® Closure

Save $1.00 on any one (1) Mezzetta® Olives

Save $1.00 on any one (1) Dramamine® product 8ct or higher (Available at Walmart)

Save $1.00 on ONE (1) 20ct or larger Advil®PM

Save $3.00 on ONE (1) 120ct Advil®PM Caplets Easy Open Arthritis Cap

Save $5.00 on any one (1) KY Duration™ 36ct or 100ct Spray

Save $1.00 ONE (1) box of Clairol® Color Crave Hair Makeup (excludes travel/trial size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Nov 14

 

 

 

The final day of this site will be Nov 30. That will get us through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Next Monday I'll have instructions set up to give refunds. No refunds have been issued yet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who have posted 'no refund'. I never expected that kindness, especially since we are all counting and saving every cent. I do expect to issue many refunds, especially to those who recently renewed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Swag Code Extravaganza = Possible 40 SB

 

 

Tomorrow, Nov 15, there will be a Swag Code Extravaganza beginning at 7 am PST. Six Swag Codes worth a total of 40 SB will be all over Swagbucks so be on the lookout. Sign up here if you're not already a Swagbucks member. Grab as many as you can, to work toward gift cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herdez Free Movie Certificate Worth $13

 

 

Go here for a free movie certificate for Disney's Coco coming Thanksgiving day, when you buy 2 Herdez brand Salsas (15.7 oz+) in a single transaction from 10/10/17 - 12/31/17. Take a photo of your receipt. Text keyword HERDEZ to 47056 for instructions. You'll get a reward code for a $13 movie certificate to see Coco in theaters.
(Thanks Sharon T.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kellogg's Family Rewards 100 Free Points

 

     
 

HARVESTOFKFRPNTS at Kellogg's Family Rewards for 100 pts (Thanks Geri S)

 



 

 

 

Amazon Nerf B1G50% Off 1, Plus $10 Gift Card

 

 

Go here to get a double play at Amazon on 80 Nerf toys. They are B1G50% off 1, plus they are on sale. The sale goes through Nov 19, this Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

Free $10 Amazon Credit wyb $75 in Toys

 

 

Stack the Nerf B1G50% off sale with the current $10 Amazon gift card offer wyb $75 in toys by Nov 17. Start here. After your are told "Congratulations! Your order qualifies for a $10 Amazon.com credit to spend on select toys and game", you'll get an email with redemption details sent 2 days after your eligible toys ship.

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon 50% Off Crayola Products TODAY

 

Today only, go here to get 50% off Crayola products on Amazon.

 

Look for all the ones marked "DEAL OF THE DAY" to get half price.

 

 I just ordered this for Chloe & Treven. It's the Crayola Color Wonder MESS FREE Light-Up Stamper, Art Tools, age 3-6 for $11.68 instead of $24.99.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Rite Aid Deals 11/24

 


Here are the 9 Black Friday freebies to expect at RiteAid on 11/24.

 

RiteAid Tape $1, buy 2 - 200 Plenti Pts = free
Magnavox Ear Buds
$6 - 600 Plenti pts = free
Nestle Single Serve Candy Bars
.50, buy 2 - 100 Plenti Pts = free
Conair Colorvibes Hair Brush
$3 - 300 Plenti Pts = free
Listerine PocketPaks
$3 - 300 Plenti Pts = free
GE LED Light Bulbs
$5 - 500 Plenti Pts = free
Colgate Toothpaste
$4, buy 2 - 800 Plenti Pts wyb 2 = 2 free
Zim's Max Free Pain Relievers
$5 - 500 Plenti Pts = free
Kleenex Tissues $1 - 100 Plenti Pts = free

 

 

 

 

 

 

New PinchMe Free Samples Available Today


 
 

PinchMe has new sample boxes available as of noon (EDT) today. Some of the samples in today's box: Sugru Mouldable Glue, RXBar Kids, Zuke's Z-Filets Dog Treats, Meow Mix Simple Servings, Kashi Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Chewy Granola Bar, and more. Give feedback after your try the products to be front of the line for the next free box.
Log into your account and see if you can get one. PinchMe

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


Save $0.75 ONE Crest® 3D Whitening Mouthwash 237ml or larger (excludes trial/travel size)

Save $0.75 ONE Crest® Pro-Health Mouthwash 237ml or larger (excludes trial/travel size)


Save $2.00 when you purchase any TWO (2) bottles or multi-packs of VOSS® Still, Sparkling or Flavored Sparkling Water

Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) PLANTERS® Products

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Crunchmaster® product, including Crunchmaster® Protein

Save $0.50 on ONE Treasure Cave® Cheese Product

Save $0.50 on ONE Dragone® Cheese Product

Save $1.50 any TWO (2) bags of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs

Save $1.00 On Any ONE (1) Jar of Pearls® Specialties Olives

Save $1.00 on any TWO Murray® Ginger Snaps Old Fashion Ginger Cookies

 

 

Monday Nov 13

 

 

 

Back to posting deals for the last week or two of RefundCents.com

 

 

 

Kohl's Code

 

 

Kohl's
15% off with
Kohl's card BIGNOV15 (11/16)
$10 off $50 Home Department purchase HOME10. (11/19) Print pass here.
Get $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent through Nov 16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swagbucks Team Challenge

 

 

A new Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today. Go here to be assigned to a team. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contributed so far. All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points will get a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card. Members of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will also get Swag Up Rebates.
The Challenge runs from today through Friday Nov 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kroger/Affiliates 25 Merry Days

 

 

Once again, Kroger and affiliates will have 25 Merry Days for the holidays. There will be at least 6 freebies. You'll need to load them to your shoppers card just like Friday Freebies. You should have gotten an email announcing this, with the option for a daily email reminder.

Nov 24: free 20 oz Sunkist
Nov 27: free Yasso Frozen Yogurt Bar
Dec 2: free PowerBar
Dec 5: free Mountain Dew Holiday Brew 20 oz
Dec 11: free Splenda Naturals
Dec 18: free Knorr Selects

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six-Piece Deep Pocket 1,000 Thread Count Sheets $34.79

 


 

Today only, get a six-piece deep pocket 1,000 thread count sheet set for $34.79 (reg $132.00) on Zulily. There are 16 colors. The set includes flat, fitted, and four pillowcases. Scroll down on the homepage: Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables from Manufacturers' Websites

 



$2/1 Nutella® hazelnut spread (13oz+) or Nutella® mini cups (10ct)
$1/1 Florida's Natural Orange Juice
$0.50/1 Swaggerty’s Farm® (multiple coupons)
$0.75/1 Hormel Natural Choice Bacon
$1/1 Udi’s® Gluten Free Item
$1/1 Kellogg's® Special K® Cereal
$1/1 Finlandia® pre-packed Cheese, butter or creamy gourmet cheese
$0.55/1 Mardi Gras napkins
$1/1 Cole's Middles
$1/1 Delizza Patisserie Products
$3/1 JointFlex® Arthritis Pain Relief Cream
$0.55/1 Bridgford Frozen Roll or Bread Dough
$1/1 POND’S® MoistureClean™ Towelettes
$1/1 Veggie Fries®
$2/1 AZO® Pain and Detection Products
$1/2 Berks® Hot Dogs
$1/1 Berks® Ham
$1/1 Berks® Ring Bologna
$5/1 Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy

 

 

 

 

Last Chance...

40,000 Points For Southwest Credit Card 

 


 

This will be my last chance to tell you about this deal.

 

I'm a fan of the Southwest frequent flier program. Because they give points and not miles, when I signed up years ago for their credit card, I was able to stretch the points to 4 round trip tickets instead of two. There is a $69 or $99 annual fee, but that is like getting 2-4 round trip tickets for $69 or $99.
I got an email from Southwest that I can invite friends for the same deal. I'll earn 10,000 points if you use my referral, and you'll get 40,000 points. They have lowered the spending requirement. It used to be $2,000 in 3 months. Now it's $1,000 in 3 months. That's just $334 charged per month for 3 months until you get your 40,000 bonus miles. Here's what it says:

Fine print:
* 40,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.
* $69 or $99 annual fee applied to first billing statement
* 3000 Anniversary points after your cardmember anniversary.


Click here to read more and apply.  You have to be a new to the Southwest credit card, or not have had a Southwest credit card for at least 2 years.

 

Southwest is adding Hawaii to their destinations in 2018, which is another reason to bank a bunch of points. We use our Southwest Visa at Costco and it helps with the accumulation.

P.S. One really nice thing about Southwest is that they don't charge for your first bag. And another is that if you are unable to make the flight you booked, you have a year to use the credit. Whatever you paid for the missed flight will be applied to a future purchase. And there are no blackout dates to use the points. And sometimes you get funny flight attendants who sing or do a comedy routine. And.... I just like Southwest!

 

 

 

 

New Printables


on TWO (2) PHILADELPHIA Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dip
on ANY ONE (1) L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference or Excellence hair color product
ONE Venus® Refill Package 6ct or larger (excludes disposables)
on one Florastor® 50 capsule box
on any ONE (1) 200ct.+ Excedrin® products
on any ONE (1) Maxwell House, Gevalia, or McCafe Keurig product 6 ct. or higher
on any ONE (1) Theraflu® Severe Cold and Flu Syrup or Caplets
on any ONE (1) Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Two Pack Refill ONLY
on one (1) bag of Purina® Beneful® Dry Dog Food, any size, any variety
ONE (1) box of Clairol® Hair Color (excludes Color Crave, Age Defy, Balsam, Textures & Tones and travel/trial size)
on any ONE (1) Windex® Product (excludes travel and trial sizes)
on any ONE (1) package of DEPEND® Real Fit® or Silhouette® Product (8 ct. or larger)
on any ONE (1) Sucrets® product (18ct or higher)
on any TWO (2) Ziploc® brand bags
ONE Bounce® Product 34-60 ct (excludes Bounce® sheets 25 ct and trial/travel size)
on any TWO (2) Glade® Large Automatic Spray Refills ONLY
on any one (1) pack of Energizer® Brand Batteries

Save $1.00 ONE Pampers® Baby Dry Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)

Save $2.00 when you purchase any TWO (2) bottles or multi-packs of VOSS® Still, Sparkling or Flavored Sparkling Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Nov 12

 

 

I am stunned by all the very kind posts, emails, and declarations that some readers don't want a refund. I always knew that RefundCents people are the best. I'm reading all the posts and emails and they mean so much to me. I'm sure there are those who are angry, but they are not posting, and I appreciate that.

 

I do want to give everyone some good deals for the last week or two of the site, and will work on that this afternoon.  Again, your kindness means so much to me. Many of you have been with me since the early days of the print issue when we were all young and energetic. All those deals! Chasing all the deals! It's a fond memory.

 

Some have talked about starting Facebook pages or free forums. I'm all for it and give blanket permission to go for it. I hope Chat readers can stay together and keep in touch.

 

Saturday Nov 11

 

 

 

My Parents

First off, I want to thank everyone who sent cards for my parents. They opened them slowly and read every one. It meant a lot to them to know people are thinking about them. They displayed the cards on the desk in the residence inn where they are temporarily living.

Their entire ordeal is nowhere near over. They are still not back in their home and that may not happen for another month. The stress of this disaster has taken its toll on their health. My mother spent 10 days in the hospital with lung damage from smoke inhalation. My dad has had 4 different health concerns that involved specialists and lots of doctor visits, but no hospitalization. There is also the problem of their mental well being. Though they were heroic in what they had to go through and both kept level heads while driving through fire, they are now dealing with some PTSD and flashbacks. They are slowly getting better, so in the larger scheme of things, they realize how lucky they are. My mom especially had a moment of insight that none of their ‘stuff’ matters because they got out alive. To make matters more complicated, their senior retirement community owners/managers did not evacuate them in the early hours of Oct 9, left them to burn in essence, and they had to save themselves, at age 89. So there are legal and licensing issues with their retirement community, and some bad feelings between residents and owners. Nothing is settled. I drove them to 9 different doctors’ appointments with six different specialists, talked to the lawyer, worked with the insurance about their fire-damaged car, made countless calls trying to figure out what was going on with their home. When I left, I felt like I was abandoning the ship.
 

My Absence

When I read the comments on Chat about my absence, I realized it was time to make some hard decisions. The reality is that I’m going to have to travel back and forth to California often in the next few months. My siblings all have full-time jobs that don’t allow them to take off large chunks of time. For those who feel like I should have a contingency plan in place, and someone to take over in my absence, it would help to understand the situation with the website.
 

Hard Facts About RefundCents.com

Most of the subscribers are gone. It’s no secret that our beloved hobby has gone through cycles in the 38 years that I have made couponing/refunding my life’s work. But the last few years have been by far the worst. There are multiple reasons for this: RC readers have aged out, lost interest, shop very little, were offended by attacks on Off Topic, couldn’t find enough deals to make it worthwhile, etc., making the renewal rate a tiny fraction of what it once was. Few new people are joining. Also, there are literally hundreds of good deal sites that are free. If you are only interested in good deals, you don’t have to pay even $1 a month to get that information. Many readers have moved on or dropped the hobby entirely. For the last couple years, the $12 subscription fee that readers pay has gone entirely to pay the monthly hosting fees for the website, which are high. In other words, I’m not getting rich as some people think. There are not thousands of subscribers. The site has evolved to the point that for me it has to be considered more of a hobby than a business. I often wonder how much of the work is used by readers, like the coupon preview, coupon database, Walgreens/ RiteAid/ CVS double play lists, Michele’s Updates, Walgreens and RiteAid scans, Forms to Print, etc. Those all take a lot of time, but the real heart of the website is Chat. That’s where all readers go.

In the last few months I have made serious inquiries into making a new much less expensive website that is free to readers. The problem is the difficult programming of Chat, in its current format. Chat was a very expensive custom-built board created 19 years ago on an old platform, which cannot be simply transferred to a new website and plopped in. It will have to be built from scratch, which will cost money. I can make a free website in a few hours that just features good deals, but there’s no point without Chat. What the remaining RC long-time readers expect is a community. If there is no Chat or Off Topic Chat, there is no RC community. My current webhost, whom I’ve had for 20 years, will not work with me. He simply wants the large payments he’s gotten in the past, without regard to the fact that the visitors have dropped 95% from the ‘old days.’ Since so much of the website was custom built long ago, and integrated into the security system of my webhost because of Chat being tied to a paid subscription, it’s impossible to simply move the website to a new host.
 

Contingency Plans

So, back to readers’ suggestions that I have a contingency plan in place to run things while I’m gone. It’s a logical suggestion but not feasible. My office manager was laid off 3 years ago, my husband has no idea how to post deals and doesn’t want to learn, and to make it more difficult, I can no longer work away from home on my laptop, which I was able to do for years. When the problems with the website continually crashing were fixed last summer, it changed how I update. It’s technical, but I can now only work on my large desktop system at home, and cannot access everything remotely. If I am away, I am away. This doesn’t go over well with readers. It did hurt my feelings that some people thought I was doing a lousy job of running a business. In the past, I worked through my husband’s open heart surgery, my son’s death, my dad’s open heart surgery, my granddaughter’s leukemia (making 11 trips to California in 2015), and I worked many times when I was sick. I have always taken it very seriously that I have received money from people, and that I have an obligation to them. Every issue of the print magazine was mailed on time for 32 years, no matter the circumstances in my personal life. When I did take a vacation a year ago, I offered everyone a free month extension on their subscriptions. In essence, I have done my best to give people fair value for their money. Since I can no long promise that, it’s time to go a different way.

Right now I’ve got a business that isn’t really a business, pressure from myself to be available to my parents, not enough money from subscriptions to pay the exorbitant hosting fees of the current site, and a whole lot of stress about these different pressures. It’s too much. The situation with my parents is the straw that broke the camel’s back, and made me realize that I have to make hard decisions.
 

Conclusions and Hard Decisions

I’m going to shut down the website later this month. I will refund money, prorated to however many months a reader has left on their subscription. I’ll give instructions for that before the site shuts down. I have always tried to deal honestly with everyone, and give good value for the subscription dollar.

This breaks my heart. Hopefully, maybe in a few months when my life has settled again, I can bring back a free site with slimmed down Chat intact. That would be the best. If that happens I’ll send out a notice through email via the RefundCentsDaily blog. Be sure you are signed up for the emails if you are interested in the possible return of the RefundCents website. But I can’t promise anything right now. I’m taking it day by day. My first priority is my family, so I can’t be a good business person right now.

 

My Thanks
I’m grateful to all the many readers who have stuck by RC and stuck by me for almost 38 years. I hope that I have saved you a lot of money. I’m grateful for all your support and kind words. I feel like I am losing many wonderful truly lifelong friends. RefundCents has been unique because of the people who contribute on both Chat and Off Topic Chat. It’s so much more than good deals. We know each other; we value each other. I’m sorry this is how it is playing out. It was my intention to never retire, but life finally got the best of me. Your friend, Michele

 

I will be posting a few good deals over the next days, until I can wrap up the loose ends.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Oct 24

 

 

 

 

I’m leaving early tomorrow for California to help my parents. They will not be able to return to their home for up to 6 weeks, and my mom still has lots of health problems after just getting out of the hospital. I’m going to be their home aid - cooking, driving to doctor appointments, running errands, etc., while they stay in a long-term residential inn. Normally when I go on trips I work on the website on the side. That won’t be possible this time. I’m going to have to focus on them. I won’t be gone for the whole 6 weeks - my sisters and brother are taking turns, but right now I don’t have a clue how long I’ll be away. I’m so happy that they made it out alive and their house did not burn. They are getting the medical help they need, so eventually, life will return to a new normal for them. (Many Santa Rosa residents are not so fortunate; it could be a lot worse.)


In the meantime, my siblings and I are stepping up. For now, for me, the website will be on the back burner. Chat boards will be updated as always, but no updates here on Michele’s Updates.


Thanks to all who sent them cards. The cards are packed to go with me tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duracell Batteries One Penny at Office Depot/Max

 

 

 

Pay $15.98 for Duracell batteries, then get all but one penny back in Rewards. Do it in-store or online. Limit 2. OfficeMax  Office Depot

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Inserts Coming Sunday 10/29

 

 

There will be 3 inserts this coming Sunday 10/29: P&G, SmartSource, RedPlum. See the lists: Preview of Sunday C/O's  10/29 S, RP, PG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target - FREE SHIPPING Starts 11/1

 

 

Starting 11/1 (a week away!), Target will have free shipping on all orders, no code needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1 Maybelline Cover Sticks at CVS

 

 

Scan your card at the CVS coupon machine to get a $4/1 Maybelline coupon. Here's how to get $1 concealers (reg $6.49).

 

Maybelline Cover Stick  $6.49 - buy 2
- $4 CVS coupon machine
- $1 (RP 10/1) - use 2
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP 2/$2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30% Off Entertainment Books

 

Entertainment.com

 

Use code TREAT to get 30% off a 2018 Entertainment Book. Start here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


on any ONE (1) AVEENO® Face Product (Excludes trial and travel sizes and cleansing bars)
on ONE (1) Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

Save $2.00  on Any ONE (1) Spray Nine® Cleaner Degreaser Disinfectant

 

Monday Oct 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free La Bella Hair Gel at Target

 

   

 

La Bella Styling Gel $1.84 at Target through 11/4
- 25% off
Cartwheel
- $1.50 printable
FP free

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nivea Lip Moisture .49 at CVS

 

 

Winter is dry-lip season. Stock up now on Nivea lip moisturizer with this double play this week at CVS.

 

Nivea Moisture Lip Care $2.99 - buy 2
- $2/2 (S 10/8)
- $3 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP 2/.98 or .49 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Purex Laundry Detergent From TopCashBack

 

 

New TopCashBack members can get free Purex Laundry Detergent at Walmart $4.92.  You'll get $5.26 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.

Here's how.
New Customers only.

 

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

 

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the Purex deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Walmart.
3) Add the Purex to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $5.26 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

 

Good through 10/25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barilla Ready Pasta Just .68 at Walmart


when you buy any ONE (1) Barilla® Ready Pasta pouch

 

Do this deal now at Walmart.

 

Barilla Ready Pasta Pouch $1.68
- $1
printable
FP .68

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVS - 2 Free Maybelline Baby Lips + Profit

 

 

Do this deal right now at CVS and you could even make a profit.

 

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balms $4.49 - buy 2
- $1 (RP 10/1) (RP 10/22) - use 2
- $4 coupon from coupon machine printing this week
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP free + up to $2 profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybelline Expertwear Monos Eyeshadows .75 at Target

 

 

If you've got four $1 coupons, you can do this easy double play at Target right now.

 

Maybelline Expertwear Monos Eyeshadow $2.99 - buy 4
- $1 (RP 10/1) (RP 10/22) - use 4
- $5 Target gift card
FP 4/$3 or .75 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shutterfly 10 Free Holiday Cards

 

 

Get 10 free holiday cards at Shutterfly with code 10CARDS4U. Pay p/h only. (10/31)

Choose 10 free square trim, signature cardstock cards (6x8 flat, 5x7, 5x5, 4x8, 5x7 folded, 5x7 trifold, 5x7 gatefold, foil, glitter or ornament cards) through Shutterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


on ONE (1) AXE Shampoo 12 oz. Varieties (excludes styling products and trial & travel sizes) Available at Walmart.

on any ONE (1) BPI Sports Bottle of 1MR Vortex Pre-Workout Supplement (Redeemable at Walmart)
Save $1.50 on any Dunkin' Donuts Cold Brew product

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix brand dry cat food, any size, any variety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Oct 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on any THREE Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries
ONE Gillette® Disposable Razor 2ct or larger (excludes Sensor 2® 2ct and Daisy® 2ct)
on ONE (1) Schick® Quattro for Women®, Intuition® or Hydro Silk® Razor or Refill (excludes Disposables & Men’s Razor or Refill)
on any TWO Kellogg's® Froot Loops® Cereals
on any one (1) MiraLAX® product
On any Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Softener (135.0 oz or larger)
on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix® brand dry cat food, any size, any variety
on any TWO Kellogg's® Raisin Bran® Cereals
TWO Gillette® Disposable Razor Packs (2ct or larger) (excludes Daisy® 2ct)
on any TWO (2) Meow Mix® Simple Servings™ 2-packs
ONE Luvs® Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
on any Dunkin' Donuts® Cold Brew product
on ONE (1) Boogie Wipes or Boogie Mist Product (excludes 10 & 12 count)
when you buy any ONE (1) Barilla® Ready Pasta pouch
ONE Gillette® System Razor (excludes Disposables)
on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix® brand cat treats, any size, any variety

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Oct 21

 

 

 

 

 

Next Week - CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid - Freebies & MatchUps

 

 

The CVS/ECB Double Plays (10/22) list is ready for next week. 

 

Print the entire list in pdf
 

Scope Rinse $4.79
- $3 ECB, limit 2
- $2 off $4 CVS Coupon machine expires 10/23
- .50 Ibotta
FP free

 

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balms $4.49 - buy 2
- $1 (RP 10/22) - use 2
- $4 coupon from coupon machine printing this week
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP free + up to $2 profit

_______

 

 

The Walgreens Double Plays (10/22) list is ready for next week.
 

* Walgreens Weekly Flyer Oct 22 - 28 click here 16 pgs  
 

Print the entire list in pdf

 

Mentos Mints .99
- .99 RR
FP free

________
 

 

The RiteAid Double Plays (10/22) list is ready for next week.
 

* RiteAid Weekly Flyer Oct 22-28 click here for 16 pages
 

Print the entire list in pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Smartsource Printables

 

 

$1.50/1 Newman's Own® brand K-Cup® pods (12ct+)
$6/1 Adult ZYRTEC® product 70 ct.
$3/1 Schwarzkopf® Hair Color Product
$1/2 Kikkoman® Stir-Fry Sauces, Sweet & Sour Sauces, Orange Sauce & Teriyaki Baste & Glaze Sauces
$0.55/1 Kikkoman® Stir-Fry Sauces, Sweet & Sour Sauces, Orange Sauce & Teriyaki Baste & Glaze Sauces
$1/1 Kikkoman® Teriyaki Takumi Sauces
$0.50/1 RAYOVAC® Alkaline Battery Pack
$0.55/1 Butterball® Turkey Smoked Sausage 13oz
$0.50/2 Anthony's Pasta
$0.75//2 WELCH'S® Fruit Snacks (8oz+)
$1/2 Snyder's of Hanover products (5oz+)
$1/1 Healthy Choice® Power Bowl
$1/1 gardein™ Item
$1.50/1 Community® Coffee Bag or K-Cup® Box
$1/3 Elmer's pourable glues (4oz+)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on ONE (1) Hillshire® Snacking Product

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Oct 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10 Amazon Credit When You Reorder Through Alexa

 

 

Get a $10 credit when you use Alexa to voice order an item of $10 or more from your Amazon Order History. Read about it here. Your $10 credit will be applied 3 days after the order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCPenney $10 off $10 Tomorrow

 

 

Tomorrow, Saturday Oct 21, JCPenney will again hand out coupons at the door for at least $10 off $10. While supply lasts, so go early. One per customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free 24-Piece Rubbermaid Containers From TopCashBack

 

 

 

New TopCashBack members can get free 24-Piece Rubbermaid Containers at Walmart $10.39.  You'll get $10.39 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.  New Customers only.

 

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

Here's how.

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the Rubbermaid deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Walmart.
3) Add the Rubbermaid set to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $10.39 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

 

Good through 10/23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Perfect Bars at Target

 

 

Do this triple play at Target now to score a free Perfect bar(s).

 

Perfect Bars $2.49
- 50% off
Cartwheel
- $1 Hopster
- .50 Ibotta (limit 3)
FP free + profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KMart Friday Fix - Free Smart Sense Cookies
 

    

 

The Friday Fix on the KMart app is free Smart Sense Cookies Redeem this weekend in-store only. (10/22)

 

Tap "Friday Fix" on the KMart app, and you'll see the coupon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Jolly Time Phone Holder

 

 

Tired of accidently pushing buttons when holding your cell phone? Use the pop-out phone holder to grip your phone.

 

To claim your free pop up phone holder, fill out the form and send 4 UPCs/Proofs of Purchase from any box of Jolly Time Microwave Pop Corn (not individual bags).
Jolly Time Pop Corn/pop up phone holder
Box 6001
Sioux City, IA 51102

 

Go here for lots of freebies from Jolly Time Popcorn. (Thanks Lilli T)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400-Thread Count Sheet Sets $17.79

 

 

Today only on Zulily, get 400-thread count sheet sets for just $17.79. There are eight colors - white, gray, sage, ivory, taupe, brown, light blue, baby blue. Choose twin, full, queen or king. Set includes flat, fitted, and 2 pillowcases. Size selection varies by color. Look for the above box on the homepage at Zulily Here's a sample of the colors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit of the Loom Men & Women Pullover $8.49, Up to XXXL
 

 

Today only, get this Fruit of the Loom Quarter-Zip Pullover for just $8.49 at Zulily. Comes in men and women styles, in red, royal blue, navy, black and charcoal. Men's sizes S - XXXL. Women's sizes S - XXL. Sizes vary by color. Super soft cotton blend.

For this price, order two. This could well be my 'winter uniform'. Wear it over anything. Look for the above box on the homepage at
Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swago Is Back on Swagbucks


 

Play Shop Swago on Swagbucks. Starting Monday Oct 23, you can earn a 200 SB bonus when you complete a pattern, and you don't have to purchase anything. Swago is like bingo. Go here and click "Join".

 

Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the action, the square will change colors. Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right side of your Swago Board. The patterns vary in difficulty and bonus value -- up to 300 SB-- enough for a $3 gift card. Once you've achieved a pattern, click "Submit". You can only complete ONE pattern so choose carefully.

The game runs Monday Oct 23 - Frday Oct 27 at 3PM EDT.  See it here: Swagbucks 


Sample patterns (there are more):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kroger Friday Freebie

 

 

The Kroger Friday Freebie is a free Idahoan Potato Soup. Load it to your card today, then redeem by 11/5.  Start here

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on ONE (1) NoDoz® 60 count bottle

Save $1.00 off any ONE (1) Avocado Oil Product

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Oct 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dial Body Wash $1.80 at RiteAid Starting 10/22

 

 

 

Use the high value printable Dial B1G1F coupon to score a good deal at RiteAid starting Sunday 10/22.

 

Dial Coconut Milk Body Wash 16 oz 40% off $3.59 - buy 2
- B1G1F printable under "Promotions" in left column
FP 2/$3.59 or $1.80 each

 

Update: Coupon is now gone. Sorry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Dial Body Wash $3.50 at CVS 10/22

 

 

Or you can use the B1G1F Dial printable to do the deal at CVS, and could score 6 for $3.50.

 

Dial Body Wash 2/$7 - buy 6
- B1G1F printable under "Promotions" in left column - use three
- $7 ECB wyb $20, limit 1
FP 6/$3.50 or .58 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persil ProClean Just .24 at CVS 10/22

 


 

Hot! This Persil deal will start Sunday 10/22 at CVS. Because Persil coupons are limited to 1 identical per shopping trip, you'll need to break it into 4 transactions to get the cheapest final price. Print four $3 coupons now while they are available to get a better deal than with the $2 coupons coming Sunday.

 

Persil Proclean Laundry Detergent 40 oz $4.99
- $3 printable
FP $1.99 ($4.99 tracking)

 

Persil Proclean Laundry Detergent 40 oz $4.99
- $3 printable
FP $1.99 ($9.98 tracking)

 

Persil Proclean Laundry Detergent 40 oz $4.99
- $3 printable
FP $1.99 ($14.97 tracking)

 

Persil Proclean Laundry Detergent 40 oz $4.99
- $3 printable
- $7 ECB wyb $20, limit 1
FP 4/.96 or .24 each

 

on any ONE (1) Persil® ProClean® Liquid Laundry Detergent (excludes Power Caps®)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garnier Fructis $1.50 Coming to CVS 10/22

 

Do this deal starting Sunday at CVS.
 

Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner 2/$7
- $3/2 (RP 10/22)
- $1 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP 2/$3 or $1.50 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L'Oreal Hair Care .75 at CVS 10/22

 

 

Do this good deal starting Sunday 10/22 at CVS. It's a triple play. You'll need the hot $4/2 coupon coming in the Red Plum insert this coming Sunday.
Sale + ECB + coupons

 

L'Oreal Advanced Hair Care 2/$8 - buy 4, starting 10/22
- $4/2 (RP 10/22) - use 2
- $5 ECB wyb $15
FP 4/$3 or .75 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riced Veggies $1.50 at Target (reg $2.50)

 

 

I admit it. I've never heard of riced veggies. Turns out, they are normal veggies cut down to rice-size, with cauliflower taking the place of rice. I'm thinking maybe the grandkids might eat these?? It's worth a try:

 

Green Giant Riced Veggies 2/$5
- $1 printable - use 2
FP 2/$3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30% Off Halloween Candy on Amazon, 200 Pieces $8.10

 

 

Go here on Amazon for a bunch of Halloween candy 30% off. It's a Deal of the Day.
The Nestle bag has 200 pieces for $8.10!
The $14.60 bag of Snickers, Twix, M&M's, etc, has 250 pieces!

Do all your candy shopping with one click. Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free REMfresh Coming to RiteAid


 

This REMfresh Sleep Aid freebie is coming Oct 29 to RiteAid (not next week). There will be a $5 coupon in the Sunday inserts on Oct 29, plus 300 Plenti pts making it free, starting Oct 29.

 

See the RiteAid flyers for the next two weeks.


* RiteAid Weekly Flyer Oct 22-28 click here for 16 pages
* RiteAid Weekly Flyer Oct 29-Nov 4 click here for 12 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hush Puppies $16.79 Today Only, 4 Widths N, M, W, EW

 



These Hush Puppies come in 4 widths, narrow to extra wide, and are on sale for $16.79 today only on
Zulily. Look for the above box on the homepage. There are 8 styles, some solid, some floral.

Here are most of them:



Here are most of the sizes.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on any ONE (1) Persil® ProClean® Liquid Laundry Detergent (excludes Power Caps®) High Value
on any 18 oz. Purex® Cyrstals™ In-Wash Fragrance Booster (Max Value $3.99) High Value B2G1F
on any one (1) BIC® Disposable razor pack (excludes any BIC® trial or travel sizes) Available at Walmart.
on ONE (1) 15 oz tub Land O Lakes® Less Sodium Butter with Canola Oil Popular

Earn $1.50 when you purchase Viva® Vantage® Paper Towels

 

Wednesday Oct 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Mentos Coming to Walgreens 10/22

 

 

Do this easy RR deal next week at Walgreens for a Mentos freebie:

Mentos Mints .99
- .99 RR
FP free

 

See next week's flyer:
* Walgreens Weekly Flyer
Oct 22 - 28 click here 16 pgs  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$5 Mastercard wyb 4 SC Johnson Products

 

 

Go here for instructions on how to receive a $5 Mastercard gift card wyb 4 SC Johnson products. Shop for 4 SC Johnson products from 10/1/17 - 11/30/17 and snap a picture of your receipt. Upload on the same website.

Qualifying products are: Ziploc, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles, Fantastik, Pledge, Shout, Windex. Valid for first 2,000 submissions so hurry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Gillette Treo Razor to Caregivers

 

 

Go here to get a free Gillette Treo razor, intended for caregivers.
"Samples are limited. Requests for samples do not guarantee that you will receive one." There are 10,000 available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Sample Purely Trident to 20,000

 



Hurry over to the Facebook app here to get one of the 20,000 free samples of Purely Trident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today - Swag Code Extravaganza - 6 Codes Worth 40 SB




Swagbucks is holding a Swag Code Extravaganza today, Wednesday 10/18. It's going on now. Six Swagcodes worth a total of 40 SB will be all over Swagbucks so be on the lookout. Good luck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tummy Control Leggings $14.79

 


 

Today only, get high-rise tummy control leggings for $14.79 - 16.79 on Zulily. Scroll down on the home page until you see the above box. Some are boot cut, some are fitted to the ankle. There are lots of colors and styles. Sizes S (2-4), M (6-8), L (10-12), XL (14-16) with a 32" inseam.

 

Wear them with a tunic, a sweater, or a blouse for a quick and comfortable outfit. They are 'tummy control'; gotta love that.  Here's a sample:  Zulily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today: Sonic Hot Dogs $1 All Day

 

 

Get either an All-American Dog or Chili Cheese Coney Dog for $1 at Sonic Drive-Ins. No coupon needed. Mention the price when ordering. Read about it here.

 

 

 

 

 

Free Halloweentown DVD From TopCashBack

 

 

 

New TopCashBack members can get free Halloweentown DVD at Walmart $9.96.  You'll get $10.64 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.

Here's how.
New Customers only.

 

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

 

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the HalloweenTown deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Walmart.
3) Add the DVD to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $10.64 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

 

Good through 10/21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables
 

on any ONE (1) Sargento® Snack Bites

Save $0.50 on any ONE Kellogg's Special K Blueberry with Lemon Cluster or Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch Apple Strawberry Clusters Cereal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Oct 17

 

 

 

 

All Detergent 50 Pac Just $8.97 (Half Price)

 

 

Get a big 50 ct jug of All PowerCore Pacs on Amazon for $8.97 (reg $18.99). That's less than half price.
This is an add-on item, meaning your order needs to be at least $25, and you can't order the All detergent by itself. If you don't need to do an Amazon order right now, go ahead and add it to your cart. It will sit there until you need to order other things, and hopefully, the price will still be $8.97. If not, you can simply delete it out of your cart. It's worth a try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oster 3-in-1 Blender/Food Processor $56.00 (Reg $89.99)

 



This is a Deal of the Day at Amazon. Get the Oster Pro 120 Blender 3-in-1 with Food Processor Attachment and Personal Blending Cup for $56.00 (reg $89.99). Ships free. Gets 4 stars from 1,380 customers. Comes with a ten year warranty. See it here: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Instant Win - Tootsie's Haunted Hunt

 

 

Go here to enter the new Tootsie's Haunted Hunt instant win game. There are 225 total prizes to be awarded by spinning the wheel.
Tootsie's Haunted Hunt
Enter here daily 
After you spin the wheel, you'll get a code 5OFF25 to get $5 off $25 at tootsie.com  Yes, that's the tootsie roll website.

Always report your wins on Chat... we all want to know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swag Haunt Team Challenge on Swagbucks

 

 

The new Swag Haunt Team Challenge is on now, until Friday Oct 20th at 12 pm PDT.
1) Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2) In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3) Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contributed so far.
All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team's total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag up Rebate on their next gift card.
 

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 4th place team will receive a 15 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 5th place team will receive a 10 Sb Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, October 20th at 12pm PT and will expire on Tuesday, October 31st at 11:59pm PT

 

Click here to join

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groupon 20% Off With Code

 

 

Use code MORE20 to get 20% off local attractions like massages & spas, restaurants, health & fitness, family activities on Groupon. (10/18)

 

Already registered for Groupon? Start here
New to
Groupon? Start here

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on TWO (2) 5 Quart Jugs of Valvoline™ Conventional or MaxLife Motor Oil
on any ONE (1) TENA® Overnight Underwear product (NOT VALID on Trial Sizes)
Save $2.29 Buy any THREE (3) Happy Baby Clearly Crafted™ pouches, get a FOURTH (4th) FREE (Max Value $2.29)

Earn $1.00 when you purchase StarKist® Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Oct 16

 

 

 

I thought the updates on my parents were over but there are problems that will affect my work. After my parents were picked up in Bodega Bay last Wednesday by my sister and taken to safety in Walnut Creek, my mother was hospitalized with bad breathing problems. She is still in the hospital and not better. It looks like I'll be going to California some time this week and staying for ?? long. We're working out the logistics now. I have 3 sisters there, but I need to be there. It won't be today; but could be as soon as tomorrow or as late as the weekend. I'm rattled again and am not focusing. Will get some updates done now, but everything is up in the air.    

 

 

 

 

2 Inserts Coming Oct 22

 

 

There will be two inserts this coming Sunday, Oct 22. See the lists:
Preview of Sunday C/O's  10/22 S, RP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% Off Entertainment Books

 

Entertainment.com

 

Get 25% off Entertainment Books with code BOOK25. Start here. Preview the book for your zipcode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$5 Reward wyb $15 in Energizer Batteries

 

 

Go here to get started to get a $5 refund wyb $15 worth of Energizer batteries in a single purchase from 10/1/17 - 3/31/18. Submit by phone. Limit 4 per person.
There will also be two $1 Energizer coupons in next Sunday (S 10/22) insert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aussie Shampoo .89 at Kroger Stores

 

 

Stack the high-value $2/2 Aussie Shampoo coupon with the Kroger Mega Sale to get it very cheap. It's regularly $2.89 when not on sale.

 

Aussie Shampoo 6-8 oz $1.89 wyb 4 Mega Sale items - buy 2, plus other Mega sale things
- $2/2 (RP 10/8)
FP .89 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Dawn From TopCashBack

 

 

 

New TopCashBack members can get free Dawn at Walmart.  You'll get $5.06 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.

Here's how.
New Customers only.

 

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

 

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the Dawn deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Walmart.
3) Add the Dawn to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $5.06 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

Good through 10/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables From Manufacturers' Websites

 

 

$1/1 Cetaphil product
$1.50/1 Yucatan Guacamole product
$1/1 Bob's Red Mill® product
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus® Sore Throat Relief product
$1/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus® Product
$0.75/1 package of Hillshire® Snacking Small Plates
$3/1 Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment
$0.45/1 Carmex Comfort Care® Lip Balm
$0.35/1 Carmex® Daily Care® Lip Balm
$1/2 True Citrus Products
BOGO Dial® Complete Foaming Handwash pump
$2/1 Persil Laundry Detergent 75oz or larger
$0.50/1 No Yolks® item
$1/2 Cream of Wheat Products
B2G1 Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food (3.5oz trays)
$2/12 Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food (3.5oz trays) or one 12ct variety pack
$2/1 Purina® Bella® Dry Dog Food
$0.35/1 On-The-Go Mmmmilk Single Serve Milk
 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on any ONE (1) Schick Hydro® Razor or Refill (excludes Schick® Disposables and Women's Razor or Refill)
Buy any THREE (3) Happy Baby® Clearly Crafted™ pouches, get a FOURTH (4th) FREE (Max Value $2.29)
On any FIVE (5) Chicken of the Sea® Sardines
on ONE (1) Enfagrow® Toddler Powder Product
on ONE (1) STATE FAIR® Corn Dog Product

Save $4.00 on any ONE (1) Adult ZYRTEC product (24-30ct)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Oct 15

 

 

 

 

 

MyPoints New Contest

 

 

Look for the Prize Pumpkin on MyPoints.com for a chance to win up to 50 points instantly. Clues will be posted on their Facebook page at 9 am EDT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on any TWO Kellogg's® Frosted Flakes® Cereals
on any TWO Kellogg's Apple Jacks®, Kellogg's® Honey Smacks®, Corn Pops®, &/or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites® Cereals
on any FOUR (4) UNCLE BEN’S® Brand Rice Products
on any ONE Kellogg's® Special K® Blueberry with Lemon Cluster or Kellogg's® Raisin Bran Crunch® Apple Strawberry Clusters Cereal
on any ONE Kellogg's® Krave™ Cereal
on ONE (1) Contadina Whole, Diced or Crushed Tomatoes 28 oz. (Available at Walmart)
on any ONE (1) Adult ZYRTEC® product (24-30ct)
On any Colgate® Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse (946 mL or larger)
ONE Gillette® System Razor (excludes Disposables)
TWIN PACKS ONLY on any Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening, Colgate® Optic White® or Colgate® Enamel Health™ Toothpaste
ONE Pampers® Easy Ups Training Pants (excludes trial/travel size)
ONE Pampers® Cruisers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
on ONE (1) MOTRIN® IB or BENGAY® product
on any ONE (1) Nicorette® Gum 100ct. or Larger, Lozenge 81ct or Larger, or NicoDerm®CQ® 14ct
on ONE (1) SUDAFED PE® product 20ct OR (1) BENADRYL® ULTRATABS® product 24ct or larger
on any one (1) BIC® Disposable razor pack (excludes any BIC® trial or travel sizes)
ONE Pampers® Swaddlers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
When you purchase one (1) Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant (excludes multi-packs and trial & travel sizes)
on one (1) bag of Purina® Bella® Dry Dog Food, any size any variety
on ONE (1) Children's or Infants' TYLENOL® or Children's or Infants' MOTRIN® product
on twelve (12) 3.5 oz trays or one (1) 12ct variety pack of Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food
ONE Pampers® Baby Dry Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
ONE Luvs® Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
When you purchase one (1) Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant (excludes multi-packs and trial & travel sizes)
On any Irish Spring® Body Wash (excludes Trial or Travel size)
on (1) TYLENOL® or SIMPLY SLEEP® product (excl. TYLENOL® Cold, TYLENOL® Sinus, Children’s and Infants’ TYLENOL®)
Buy two (2) 3.5 oz trays of Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food, get one (1) 3.5 oz tray of Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food FREE (up to
on any (1) TYLENOL® Cold or TYLENOL® Sinus product

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Oct 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael's 60% Off One Regular Item

 

     

 

Go here to print off the Michael's coupon for 60% off one regularly priced item. If shopping online use code 60MAKE101417. Today only, Oct 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


when you buy ONE any size/variety Pillsbury™ Frozen Grands!™ Biscuits
On any one Certain Dri Product
On any ONE (1) GE Point & Seal sealant or Iron Grip adhesive. (Available at Walmart)

 

 

 

 

Friday Oct 13

 

 

 

 

Target: Pepsi 12 Packs $2.50 Each, .20 Per Can

 

 

Do this deal either today or tomorrow at Target with the new $1/2 Pepsi printable. Pepsi, A&W, Canada Dry, Mountain Dew, 7Up are included.

 

Pepsi Products 12 packs 4/$12 - buy 4
- $1/2 printable - use 2
FP 4/$10 or $2.50 each or .20 per can

On any TWO (2) Pepsi-Cola® 12oz 12pk Cans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tide Free & Gentle $3.99 on Amazon Prime

 

 

Go here to get Tide Free & Gentle 50oz (32 loads) for $3.99 after you 'clip' the $2 coupon. Good for Amazon Prime customers only. Shipping is free. Click to clip the coupon, add to cart.

 

Don't have Prime? Get a free 30-day trial right now this minute. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Dozens Krispy Kreme Donuts $13 Today Only

 

 

In honor of Friday the 13th, get 2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for $13 today only. Print the coupon here. Scan barcode at checkout. Limit 2 scans per customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JustMySize 60% Off Plus Free Shipping

 

 

Playtex & Bali bras are up to 60% off, with prices starting at $14 at JustMySize. Plus they ship FREE with code SHIPBRAS. (10/31)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Free Milk From General Mills

 


Buy 4 boxes of General Mills cereals and a gallon of milk in one transaction from 5/29/17 - 5/29/18. Go here and follow the instructions to submit your receipt by phone to get a refund of the cost of a gallon of milk up to $5.50.
Thanks Joanie B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More New Kohl's Codes & Passes

 

     

 

The 7-in-1 Instant Pot above would be $59.99 after 30% off code YOUGET30 or FALL30, and $10 Kohl's cash! Originally $129.99.

 

Print the shopping pass for $10 off $50 on men's and men's Big & Tall Clothing. Use code OCTMENSTEN if shopping online at Kohl's (10/22)
 

Print the shopping pass for $10 off $50 on toys. Use code TOY10 if shopping online at Kohl's. (10/22)
 

Print the shopping pass for $50 off $200 on luggage. Use code LUGGAGE50 if shopping online at Kohl's. (10/22)

 

YOUGET30 or FALL30 = 30% off with Kohl's Card.

CANDYCORN20 = 20% off code with Kohl's Card.  (10/12 - 10/22)
Everyone gets Kohl's Cash now through Oct 18.
Print a shopping pass for $10 off $50 in home department. If shopping online, use code HOME10. (10/22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toggle Fleece Trench Coat $16.79 Today Only

 

 

Today only, get this toggle fleece trench coat for only $16.79 on Zulily. Sizes S - 3X, vary by color. Color choices are charcoal, black, red and light gray. 33" long from shoulder to hem. Machine washable, tumble dry. Yoki tends to run small. Scroll down on the homepage of Zulily to the box above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kroger Friday Freebie

 

 

The Kroger Friday Freebie is a free M&M's. Load it to your card today, then redeem by 10/29.  Start here

 

 


 

 

 

Free Bic Soleil Disposable Razors From TopCashBack

 

 

 

New TopCashBack members can get free Bic Soleil Disposable Razors at Walmart.  You'll get $5.47 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.

Here's how.
New Customers only.

 

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

 

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the Bic deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Walmart.
3) Add the Bic to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $5.47 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

 

Good through 10/16.

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


On any TWO (2) Pepsi-Cola® 12oz 12pk Cans
On any THREE (3) Pepsi-Cola® 2 Liter Bottles
On any ONE (1) Pepsi-Cola® 12oz 24pk Cans



Save $5.00 on one (1) 4 lb or larger bag of Muse Dry Cat Food, any variety

Earn $1.00 when you purchase Earthbound Farm® Organic Baby Spinach


 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Oct 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Free Speed Sticks Coming to Walgreens 10/15

 

 

This deal starts Sunday 10/15. The Smartsource insert will have two Speed Stick coupons that day: B1G1F and .50. Speed Sticks are $2.99 each. Use the B1G1F to get 2/$2.99, then you'll also get 3000 BR pts wyb 2. Using the B1G1F, you'll get 2 free.

 

Speed Stick
Lady Speed Stick
$2.99 B1G50% off 1 - buy 2
+ 3000 BR pts wyb $2
- B1G1F (S 10/15)
- $1/2 (S 10/15)
- .75 overtime Printable
FP 2 free

 

 

 

 

 

 

.49 L'Oreal Hair Expert Hair Care at CVS 10/15

 

 

Do this easy deal at CVS starting Sunday to get the price down to just .49 for L'Oreal Hair Expert Shampoo or Conditioner.
 

L'Oreal Hair Expert Shampoo/Conditioner $4.99 - buy 2 starting 10/15
- $4/2 (RP 10/1)
- $5 ECB wyb 2, limit 1
FP 2/.98 or .49 each

 

 

 

 

 

Free 8x10 Collage Print at CVS

 

 

Opt for free in-store pick-up at CVS to make this truly free. Put together an 8x10 collage print and use code FREEPRNT at checkout. (10/14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10 off $10 at Lane Bryant

 

 

Text TRENDY to 552255 to get a $10 off $10 coupon for Lane Bryant. If you're already getting their texts, you'll need to text STOP first, then re-text MOBILE to re-subscribe. Use the $10 to get something for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free 8x10 Photo at Walgreens

 

 

Get a free 8x10 photo with code FREEPRNT from Walgreens. Opt for same day pickup to make it totally free. (10/14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kohl's Codes Start Today

 

  
 

YOUGET30 or FALL30 = 30% off with Kohl's Card.

CANDYCORN20 = 20% off code with Kohl's Card.  (10/12 - 10/22)
Everyone gets Kohl's Cash now through Oct 18.
Print a shopping pass for $10 off $50 in home department. If shopping online, use code HOME10. (10/22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables

 

on any ONE (1) Frigo® Cheese Heads® Wisconsin Snacking Cheese (10ct or larger)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Oct 11

 

 

 

 

 

Update #4, Hopefully, the last.
We had amazing good news last night. The retirement community finally posted a report on their website of the damage. The north end was burned, but the south end was spared. My parents' home is in the south end. As soon as the smoke clears and the fires are out, they can go home. I have sisters in the area who will pick them up today if the roads allow, and move them to wherever they choose to go to wait out the fires and receive permission to go home. I think this is the end of their scary saga. My joy for them is tempered by the realization of the sorrow of so many good people who didn't get the same news. An assisted living center, so close to my dad's house that you could hit it with a rock (literally) burned completely to the ground.
Thanks to all who have taken an interest in their story. I didn't think it was possible that it could end on a happy note.


P.S. When we visited a month ago, we walked to the north end. There was a community fig tree loaded with ripe figs. I stood there and stuffed myself with ripe figs straight from the tree; I think I ate at least 2 lbs worth, LOL. It was a thrill for a girl raised on fresh figs from my grandparent's tree in Pasadena. We don't get fresh figs here, except sometimes from Costco. I even tried to grow a fig tree in my yard that promised to be 'cold hardy'. It died over winter. 

 

 

 

 

 

Clear Eyes Triple Play = Free (reg $12.99) at Walgreens

 

 

Do this high value freebie triple play at Walgreens right now.

 

Clear Eyes Pure Relief $12.99
- $5 Walgreens Oct coupon booklet (store coupon)
- $5 (S 10/1) manufacturer coupon
- $3
Ibotta rebate
FP free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonic Drive In Half Price Shakes Today Only

 

 

Today only, Wednesday, get half price shakes at Sonic Drive Ins all day and evening. Read about it here. No coupon needed. Sonic has an incredible variety of shake flavors. Limit 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVS - Tide Simply Clean $1.94

 

 

This good price on Tide Simply Clean & Fresh will start Sunday at CVS. You'll need the $1 coupon coming in the S 10/15 insert.

 

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh 40 oz $2.94 - starting 10/15 at CVS
- $1 (S 10/15)
FP $1.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Dove Body Wash From TopCashBack

 

 

 

New TopCashBack members can get free Dove Body Wash at Target.  You'll get $5.49 back in your TopCashBack account within 2 weeks.

Here's how.
New Customers only.

 

******  If you signed up for TopCashBack in the past, but never used the links to order anything, you are still a new customer.

 

1) Go here and sign up for TopCashBack.
2) Come back to the same link
TopCashBack which describes the Dove deal, and click on the "Get Cashback" red button. That will transfer you to Target.
3) Add the Dove to your cart and check out. NEW: You can also add other purchases at the same time if you choose.
4) Opt for free in-store pickup.
5) In a few weeks, you'll see $5.49 in your
TopCashBack account which you can withdraw anytime to your checking account or Paypal account. If you opt to take it as an Amazon gift card, you'll get a 3% bonus.

 

Good through 10/14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Doughnut at Krispy Kreme TODAY

 

 

Yum, yum. Today only get a free Halloween Doughnut at Krispy Kreme. No coupon needed, but you'll need to download the app, log into your Rewards account, and sign up today to get this freebie. One per person per coupon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Secret Free Gift

 

 

Try on a bra at a participating Victoria Secret store and get a free gift, either a panty up to $16.50, or a free liquid lip color. Go here and scroll down for the store list, and what each store is giving away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yankee Candle Room Sprays B1G2F

 

 

Print the coupon for B1G2F on Yankee Candle room sprays. Only good today, 10/11. You'll get three room sprays for $7.99 total.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Free Pampers Rewards Points

 

 

Enter code BBYRUSRK18 to get 10 free Pampers Rewards points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Freebie Coming to Walgreens 10/15

 

 

Next week Walgreens will have a freebie on Black Forest, Trolli or Now & Later Candy 7 to 9 oz. They will be $1.99, with a $1.99 RR.

 

Black Forest, Trolli or Now & Later Candy $1.99 starting 10/15
- $1.99 RR
FP free

 

See next week's flyer:
* Walgreens Weekly Flyer Oct 15 - 21 click here 16 pgs 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


Buy ONE (1) pint of Breyers® delights, get ONE (1) free (max value $5.49) High Value
off any ONE (1) 24 lb bag or larger of Nature's Recipe® dry Dog Food, any variety (Redeemable at Petco) High Value
off any ONE (1) 11 lb bag or larger of Nature's Recipe® dry Cat Food, any variety (Redeemable at Petco)
off any ONE (1) 5 lb bag or larger of Nature's Recipe® dry Cat Food, any variety (Redeemable at Petco)
on ONE (1) GARNIER® FRUCTIS® Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment (Excluding 2.9 oz & 3 oz trial size) (Available at CVS)
off any ONE (1) 12 lb bag or larger of Nature's Recipe® dry Dog Food, any variety (Redeemable at Petco)
on any ONE (1) renu® Advanced Formula (12 oz. or Larger)
any THREE (3) Enjoy Life Foods® products (Redeemable at Walmart)
on any ONE (1) Citrucel® product
on any ONE (1) Benefiber® product High Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Oct 10

 

 

Update #3: Last night I was finally able to talk to my mom. They are now in Bodega Bay and are being well taken care of by the angel Coast Guard brothers. Her voice was breathy and tired and kind of in shock. She told me the first hand account of getting out and it was a life-changing harrowing experience. After their neighbor woke them and told them to evacuate, they did get dressed, grabbed their medications and Dad's hearing aids and the cat Lucy. As they pulled out of the driveway, the wood fence next to their house was on fire. It was pitch black dark and no one was telling anyone where to go or what to do. It was chaos and "the fire was everywhere". As they left their neighborhood, they were completely on their own, no police, no firemen. They had to turn left or right on Fountaingrove Parkway and didn't know which way to go since the fire was everywhere. She said they turned 'the wrong way' and had to double back. Embers were flying through the air and trees were burning on both sides of the road and some trees were down. Their only goal was to get out. They had no idea where to go or if they were going into or out of the fire. They saw the woman who was stranded by her car and stopped to pick her up. Then they just drove. When they finally were out of the fire, I think all 3 were in shock. They stopped to buy water. That was when the 2 Coast Guard brothers found them. They were also out buying supplies. It was still dark, early morning. At that point the Coast Guard brothers took over and brought them to their own home in the next town over. They had to again evacuate yesterday afternoon and this time they are 45 minutes from the fire, on the coast. One thing my mother was very grateful for last night was being able to breathe. The smoke was bad everywhere until they got to Bodega Bay. She has lingering respiratory issues from having had Valley Fever when they lived in Arizona. She's the exact profile of someone who needed to get out of the smoke - elderly, with compromised breathing. She kept telling me that they are 'okay' and so grateful to have been rescued by the Coast Guard brothers. No word on their home. She said during the day yesterday, they had no idea what was going on in the rest of the area. They were cut off and had spotty phone service.

 

Here are the realizations I came to in listening and better understanding what they went through. When things get really, really bad - like a fire storm or a hurricane or a tornado - you have to be proactive and save yourself and others. No one told them where to go or what to do. It was truly life or death, and they had to make fast decisions and act, no matter their age or health or whatever the circumstances. We are so used to the idea that help is near - call 911. But sometimes when things are chaos, you have only yourself, prayers, and your neighbors to save you. Their neighbor warned them to get out; they saved the lady by the road; the Coast Guard brothers saved them. As it turned out, their street, Fountaingrove Parkway, was dead center of the evacuation zone and in the heart of the fire. They never saw any official help during the worst of it: no one from their retirement community came to evacuate them, no policeman was directing traffic to a safe place, no fireman was putting out the fire. This is not a criticism of any of them - they were making a superhuman effort, but were overwhelmed by the magnitude and speed of the disaster. My point is that everyone had to step up and save themselves and others, and thankfully they did.
I am so grateful they are safe. I am still kind of rattled myself and am not focusing well.  

Here's a link that describes the Santa Rosa situation better than I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free PinchMe Samples Today at Noon EDT

 

 

Get the latest free PinchMe sample box today starting at noon. It's completely free, in the hopes that you will give feedback on the products. Start here PinchMe and be sure you've completed your profile to qualify for as many samples as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment Books 15% Off w/Code

 

Entertainment.com

 

Get 15% off the newest 2018 Entertainment book with code SAVE15. Preview the book for your zip code. Start here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Fryer Back on Sale at Amazon $39.99 (reg $64)

 

 

The highly reviewed Bella Electric Hot Air Fryer with Removable Dishwasher Safe Basket is $39.99 today (reg $64.00) on Amazon. It ships free. Grab it while you can. Everyone who has a hot air fryer loves it. Check it out here: Amazon
Amazon can and does change prices without notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Huggies Diapers + $25 ToysRUs Gift Card at RiteAid

 

 

This is a complicated deal at RiteAid that will have to be done in two transactions over two days, but it's awesome if you want to stock up on free diapers and make a profit. You have until Saturday Oct 14. This involves:
Sale price + $2 coupons + Ibotta + Plenti Pts + Catalina + free $25 ToysRUs gift card wyb $50. Wow, that's a sextuple play.

 

Here's how it breaks down.

 

Huggies Jumbo pack diapers 18-35 ct $8.49 - buy 2
Huggies Pull Ups 18-35 ct $8.49 - buy 2
- $2 diaper printable - use two
- $2 Pullups printable - use 2
- $4
Ibotta, 2 rebates
Receive $10 in Plenti pts and a $10 coupon for your next order
FP .49 each

 

Do the above, which works toward the $50 threshold to get a free $25 ToysRUs gift card. Then do this deal the next day after 6 pm.

 

Huggies Jumbo pack diapers 18-35 ct $8.49 - buy 2
Huggies Pull Ups 18-35 ct $8.49 - buy 2
- $2 diaper printable - use two
- $2 Pullups printable - use 2
- $10 coupon from the first transaction
Receive $10 in Plenti pts, $10 coupon on next order, and free $25 ToysRUs/Babies gift card
FP all free + $4 profit

 

any ONE (1) package of HUGGIES® Diapers (Not valid on 9 ct. or less)

 

any ONE (1) PULL-UPS® Training Pants or GOODNITES® Bedtime Pants or Bed Mats (Not valid on 7 ct. or less)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Printables


on ONE (1) Degree Men Antiperspirant Deodorant Dry Spray 3.8oz High Value
on TWO (2) José Olé® Snacks (16 oz. or larger)
on ONE (1) Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant Deodorant 2.7oz
on any ONE (1) Culturelle® Digestive Health product
Buy FOUR (4) José Olé® Burritos or Chimichangas, Get ONE (1) FREE (Max Value $1.69)
on any three (3) Idahoan Steakhouse Soup Bowls
On ONE (1) SYSTANE® Eye Drops 5mL or Larger
On ONE (1) OPTI-FREE® Solution 10oz or Larger
On Any ONE (1) ZADITOR® Product
on any ONE (1) Purex® Liquid Laundry Detergent (any size)

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Zips on Coupons.com 


 

To change your zip, go to Coupons.com, sign in, and look in the upper right corner for "Hi! (Your name)". Put your curser over that and click on "Your Profile". Click there and a new page appears. Put your curser on the zip, and look for the option to the left to edit it. Click there and enter the new zip in the next pop up box. Change the state to match the zip. Click "Save" and scroll to the top of the page and click on coupons. They will be for the new zip.
 

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