Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Money-Back Guarantee on Clorox 2

If you're like me, you go through a lot of stain removal products when you do your laundry. My children like to test my ability to get things like grass, chocolate, and oil - which have all managed to find their way to knees and ends of long-sleeved shirts - out of their clothing. Fortunately, there's a new money-back guarantee that I'm going to test. There is no risk in buying Clorox 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster right now due to a money-back guarantee in effect through June 30, 2009.

Simply click here to access the form, print it out, and follow the instructions to get up to $7.00 back if you buy and then don't like this particular variation of Clorox 2.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Free Redbox Movie Monday

It's Monday again, so take advantage of the free code Redbox provides to rent yourself a movie tonight for free. Just type in the promo code after you've selected the movie you want and are ready for checkout. Here is today's code, good through midnight: 57VH9L.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Most Costco Shoppers Don't Save

Many of us believe that by shopping at warehouse stores like Sam's Club, BJ's, and Costco we save money. We pay a membership fee in order to be able to shop there and then purchase in large quantities to yield a lower per-unit cost. Well, the per-unit cost may be lower, but our savings? Not so big.

A Harvard Business School study done about a year ago indicates that warehouse clubs may cost us more than they save us. It was an interesting study that I encourage you to skim before you head out to stock up on 50 rolls of paper towels or a 10-pack of cereal.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Free Starbucks cup of Coffee

Starting today, January 21st, through Sunday, January 25th, if you go to the Starbucks website and commit to volunteering five hours in your community, you'll get a coupon for a free tall cup of coffee.

Aunt Jemima Taste Guarantee

I've been seeing more companies offering taste or satisfaction guarantees on their product as an enticement to try it out, rather than a coupon. Works for me! I'm much more apt to buy a different brand if I know I'll get my money back if no one in my household likes it much.

Right now there is just such a taste guarantee on Aunt Jemima pancakes through March 31st. If you buy Aunt Jemima brand pancakes and don't love them, go online here and fill in the information from your box - so don't throw away the box just yet! You should then receive a check to cover the cost of the pancakes you bought within a few weeks.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Circuit City Savings Questionable

You've probably heard by now that electronics retailer Circuit City is closing its doors and has started to sell off its inventory, as of last Saturday. Our local Circuit City was certainly mobbed yesterday as my family and I headed out in search of a bargain. Unfortunately, there were few. Oh, there was merchandise, but almost everything was only 10% off, with CDs and DVDs 20% off, and accessories 30%.

However, if you check the sticker prices, you'll see that much of the items are overpriced by comparison to other stores.

We were looking at a 52" Sony LCD TV. I know, a bit extravagant, but our nearly 10-year-old TV's speakers are shot and we need to get something to replace it. Anyway, Circuit City has it for $2,499, minus 10%. However, a quick search online back at home revealed that you can get it for as little as $1,700 from other stores. We're not ready to plunk down that much cash, but now we know what the threshold is that Circuit City has to cross before we'd buy from them.

I hope you have better luck finding bargains at your local store!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Burger King Whopper Deal Rescinded

If you heard about Burger King's offer to give you a free Whopper sandwich if you deleted 10 friends on Facebook, you can forget about it now. Facebook disabled the application. The former website was

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another free movie

Yes, get your free movie rental at Redbox today through midnight tonight. The promo code is: H48MX2.

Simply click "Promo Code" after you've selected the movie you want, and then enter this six-digit code to have your balance due go from $1.00 to $0.00.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Article about the Problem with Retailer Discounts

Although the point of this Associated Press article is to discuss how retailers are going to break the cycle of ever-increasing discounts and bargains, I'm quoted as one of the shoppers who has grown accustomed to 80% - and is liking it!

Feel free to read the article here:

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Free Movie Night

Head over to your nearest Redbox before midnight tonight (Monday, January 5th) and enjoy a free rental with this promo code: 37CEA9.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lots of Sunday coupons

Happy New Year!

What a great way to start off the new year - with a ton of coupon inserts on Sunday, January 4th. Rumor has it that there will be five inserts.

You may want to scan which coupons are being distributed before running out to buy more papers at The Dollar Tree (where they're $1 here in Rochester), but with such volume, odds are good there will be some you can use.