Saturday, January 28, 2012

Big Lots: Save 20% Today (1/28)

Are you a Buzz Club Rewards Member at Big Lots?  Well, if you have that little orange card you can save 20% on your purchase today!  If you haven't signed up, you can do that today, too!  Big Lots doesn't accept manufacturer's coupons, but they carry a wide variety of products so I'm sure you can find a good deal with 20% off.  Today would be a great day to grab donation items at an even lower discounted price!  Just keep an eye on those expiration dates!  If you're looking for donatable items for this fall, try to keep your expiration dates after May/June 2013, that will make the item useable through the end of the next school year!

Saturday = Kmart Doubles

It's Saturday and you know what that means! 

It's Kmart Doubles Day! 

Here's a little cheat sheet for you:
  • Be sure to present your Shop Your Way Rewards card
  • Coupons with a face value of $1 or less will Double
  • When you purchase $25 in Grocery and Drugstore merchandise (before coupons)
  • Limit of 5 coupons will double
  • No more than 4 coupons for the same product will double
Things to remember when planning your shopping trip:
  • $1 coupons make the best Double Coupons!
  • Need a Basket Filler to push your total to $25?  Consider the Smart Sense water priced 2 for $7.  That's $3.50 for a 35-pack of bottled water!  That's much more economical than the Pepsi this week.
  • Keep your basket total as close to $25 as possible. 

Update: Treat Your Sweet Vendors

Here's an updated list of vendors you will find at the upcoming Treat Your Sweet event hosted at McCay Chiropractic

If you are a vendor and would be interested in setting up a table, give McCay Chiropractic a call.

  • 31
  • Book Signing by Matt Hughes; pick up your copy of Mon Coeur Mort for $11
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Home Interior
  • Light Up Car Decals (I am very curious about these!  I hear there are ones for UK fans!)
  • Mary Kaye
  • Premiere Jewelry
  • Q&A with Dr. McCay
  • Relay for Life
  • Schwanns (unconfirmed, fingers crossed!)
  • Spinal Screenings
  • Tupper Ware

QR Explained

Someone asked me recently about those little black and white boxes that are popping up in all sorts of places. 

Places like coupon inserts and advertisements. 

See the one there on the left, below the Treat Your Sweets picture?  Well, after a little googling, I have learned that those little black and white boxes are what you call a QR Code. 

QR Codes are "quick links" or "hot links" to web pages.  I read that scanning the code saves you the time it would take to type out the web address (I didn't say I thought it was completely locgical!).  I type pretty fast, so I think I could beat the QR Reader, but I still think these things are neat.  And I think we're going to see them popping up more and more often! 

It works like a barcode but you use your iPhone (or Android?)  instead of a cash register.  You'll need to find a QR Reader ap for your phone, I loaded a free one just to see how it worked.  Basically you open the QR Reader and hold it above the QR Code so that it "scans" the picture.  Then, as if by magic, your phone will pull up the webpage encrypted into the code.  I just gotta say I think it's a totally cool thing!  Of course, the big marketing firms are using the data as a marketing tool, but it's still really cool!  And the great thing is that you can scan it right off this computer screen (unless you're reading this on your phone!).  I have already scanned the above code a dozen times, but I tried it again just to be sure it will work and it did!  Have fun!

Meet the Hopkins County Couponer QR Code

Let me be the first to introduce you to the brand new, QR code for The Hopkins County Couponer! 

{{Insert excited squeal and sleep deprived happy dance here!!!}}

So, if you think the web address is a little long (and it really is, isn't it?!) you can easily reach the blog on your QR reader capable cell phone by simply scanning this nifty little QR code!  Easy-peasey!

I'm pretty sure you can get the same, quick results by simply adding the web address to your "favorites" folder, but I am super excited to have figured out how to do it!  I can see this being cool and useful if I ever get around to updating my info card or creating any useful couponing tools to share!  My todo list just got a little bit longer!

NBC: Teen Grabs Wheel, Saves School Bus

I know this isn't coupon related, but in this day and age, I like hearing about the good things people are doing.  I heard this story on the radio driving my daughter to school yesterday and I had to grab a tissue.  It's no secret, I get all emotional about "rescue 911" scenarios.

I want to introduce you to Graceann Rumor from Pennsylavnia.  She's seventeen, she's a high school student, and she's a hero.  Graceann steered her school bus to safety after the driver collapsed and the bus veered into on coming traffic.  I don't know if she's a super smart girl, if she has a fabulous moral fiber, or a really great driver's ed teacher; but that girl is a hero!  You can read all about it on NBC 10 Philadelphia

1/29 P&G Insert

Don't forget tomorrow is a Proctor & Gamble Sunday so you may want to grab an extra copy of the Sunday paper! 

You can view the preview list of coupons on Sunday Coupon Preview.  My favorites from the P&G include Crest, Dawn, and laundry coupons. 

I subscribe by mail to the Owensboro paper, but on P&G Sundays, I usually try to grab a Louisville paper, too!