Monday, June 14, 2010

Internet Coupons & Fraudulent Coupons Tips

Shana, from My Memphis Mommy, is finding that more and more stores are really looking closely at the internet coupons that she uses. We are receiving lots of e-mails with complaints about Walgreens, Target, Kroger
and Walmart mostly but I am sure other stores will start cracking down too. Here are some thoughts to consider when using coupons printed from the internet.

1. Use a reliable source to print coupons from. Yes, I recommend My Milwaukee Mommy ;0) but we can make mistakes too so please alert us if you have any problems. & are both very reliable!

2. Don't get mad at the store. They are getting lots of pressure from their corp. HQ and from the Man. themselves. So as consumers let's join forces with them, learn all we can about the printable coupon, and NEVER EVER COPY A COUPON, THAT IS FRAUD! THE STORE WILL NEVER GET REIMBURSED FOR A COPIED COUPON, & YOU WILL BE HURTING US ALL IN THE LONG RUN!!

3. Also realize that the clerk who makes an all encompassing statement such as "we don't take any internet coupons" probably is incorrect. Ask to speak to their manager.

4. Don't get mad when you have to wait to have a manger come look at your coupon. Shana had this happen just yesterday at Kroger on her Tropicana coupon that was mailed to her from Tropicana, but it was paper and the clerk was young and nervous and didn't want to get in trouble. That was fine by her.

5. Store managers want your (and my) internet coupons. Shana spoke with about 7 Walgreens managers this week. Each store manager has to make a decision that is best for their store. If they are really getting hit hard with FRAUDULENT coupons they are going to have no choice but to crack down. Most are not accepting them if it won't scan, which seems reasonable to me.

6. Just because a coupon scans (such as a coupon for 120z works on a 60z. product) the store will never get reimbursed for that, so do not try and "trick the system". It will just hurt all of us in the long run.

7. Coupons that say ANY PRODUCT, truly means it. You are not being fraudulent by using it on a trial size product. That Man. has decided that if you want to "try their product for free" then they are willing to let you.

8. Facebook pages of the actual company are legit. Most are now mailing you the coupon because of fraud.

9. If you find a coupon that "sounds too good to be true" it probably is. A printable coupon for a free item is very rare these days and most stores will not even accept them anymore. If there are no size specifications then it is more than likely FRAUDULENT. Click here for a list that is up-dated on occasion.

10.Don't give up on internet coupons. You can e-mail anytime with questions or concerns. We are here to support and advocate for you!

To put this into lay person terms:
  1. The unique 2-D barcode on the upper left is a different number for every coupon you print, even for a second print of the same coupon.
  2. The dotted line around the entire coupon is really text. It has your user id, the date and time and coupon offer information printed - repeating at least 35 times around the coupon. This is also printed at the bottom of the expiration date box.
  3. The long barcode at the bottom also has a portion of the unique 2-D barcode number in it. These barcodes are much more specific and very soon will be the barcode that is scanned in all stores!
Thanks Jenny for the above break-down of the coupon and thanks Shana for putting this together!

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Best Place to Buy Must Have Items this Week

Sarah, My Military Mommy, put together this great list of the best place to buy some must have items for this week! Check back in case we find a better clearance deal during the week or leave me a comment if you find any better deals. Please keep in mind that some prices may vary by region.

Diapers: Rite Aid
Huggies Diapers
Sale $8.99
Stack with Printable Save $3.00/1 or Printable $2.50/1 (Pure & Natural Diapers)
SCR $2
+UP Reward $1
Video Values May $1
Final Price as Low as $1.99

Body Wash (for Men) : Walgreens
Nivea for Men Active 3 Body Wash $5.99
Receive $5.99 Register Reward
-$3 from 5/2 RP
Final Price: FREE with $3 profit
(rumor has it some are finding these B1G1 and are making a $5.99 profit! after using 2 coupons)

Razors: Walgreens
Schick Hydro Razor $7.99
Receive $4.00 Register Reward
-$5 from 6/13 SS
Final Price: FREE with $1.01 profit

Shampoo: Walgreens
John Frieda 3/$15 receive $5 in Register Rewards
Use 3 $2.50/1 coupons found here (will need access to 2 accounts/computers)
Final Cost: $0.83 each

Soda: Walmart
24pk - Coca Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper - $5
(No coupon needed)

Cereal: CVS
General Mills cereal, granola bars or cereal bars 3/$10
Get $4 ECB wyb 3
(06/06 SS) save $1.00/2 variety of coupons
Printable Coupon save $1.00/2
Printable Coupon save $0.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios & Lucky Charms
Final Price: $1.45-$1.50

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Toys R Us - FREE Toy Story 3 Movie Ticket with $25+ Purchase

This week get a free Toy Story 3 Movie Ticket with any Toy Story purchase of $25 or more at Toys R Us! Purchase must be made in store.

Thanks My Springfield Mommy!

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Red Plum has a couple new coupons out, but a lot from last week are gone. Print now so you don't miss out on any of these coupons!
Acne Free $1/1
Anna's Linens $10 off $50 purchase
*New* Aunt Jemima 24oz or larger syrup and pancake mix $1/2
Ball Canning Discovery Kit $2 off
Ball Park Angus Product $0.55/1
*New* Bestlife Butter $1/1
Clorox 2 Stain Fighter $1/1
*New* Ester-C Tablet Products $2/1
Filippo Berio Olive Oil $1/1
Formula 409, Clorox Clean up, or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes $1/2
*New* Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment $1/1
*New*Garnier Fructis Style Product $1/1
*New* Garnier Herbashine Color $2/1
Glen Oaks Drinkable Yogurt $1/1
*New*Goya Adobo Foods $0.55/1
Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls $1/2
Kellogg's Cereal (any) $1/2
*New* Kellogg's Pop Tarts $1/2
Lee Kum Kee - $1/1 product
L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray $3/1
*New* L'Oreal Everstrong $2/1
L'Oreal Preference $2/1
L'Oreal Skincare Moisturizer $1/1
L'Oreal Touch On Highlights $3/1
L'Oreal Toy Story /kid's Shampoo $0.75/1
Meaty Bone Dog Biscuits FREE with purchase of Meaty Bone Chew-lotta, or Denta-Delicious product
*New*Met RX Big Bars, buy 2 and get $2/1 Met RX 100 Bar
*New* Morton System Saver $1/1
*New* New England Coffee Bag $0.50/1
Newman's Own Pasta Sauce $0.50/1
Nicorette mini Lozenge 81ct or Gum 100ct $7/1
Os-Cal Calcium Supplement Product $2/1
Osteo Bi-Flex Liquid Joint Aid 6 pack $1.50/1
Prevacid 24HR Product $2/1
Sara Lee Presliced Deli Meat $1/1
*New*Shady Brook Farms Turkey, Scallopini, Cutlets, Chops, or Tenderloins $1/1
Smart Balance Milk $0.75/1
Smart Balance Sour Cream $0.50/1
Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce $0.55/1
*New* Visine Product $1/1
*New* Voskos Plain or Flavored, Organic, Non-Fat, Low-Fat, & Original Varieties $1/2
Whiskas Dry Cat Food Bag $1/1

*New*Lowe's Coupons
-10% off Febreeze Fabric Refresher
-10% off Filtrete Brand Vacuum Accessories
-$2 off Filtrete Ultra or Maximum Allergen Reduction Filters from 3M

*New*Target Coupon
-Kellogg's Eggo Waffles $1/1

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Happy Flag Day! - Coloring Pages & Flag Cake

Happy Flag Day!! Do you have your flag flying high today? Here is a link to some flag coloring pages your kiddos might enjoy!! Click here to print the pages.

And if you want to make this Flag Cake for dessert tonight click here for step by step instructions on how to make it. Good excuse for making a yummy cake, and hey there is fruit on it, getting one of the food groups covered!

Thanks My Memphis Mommy!

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Target June 13th - 19th

.If you are new to couponing you may want to read Coupons 101.

Print a copy of Target's Official Coupon Policy to take with you since they have updated their policy.

Target is also paying $0.05 for every reusable tote bag that you use at checkout!

Note: Some of these sales are available at Super Target only

Dole bagged salads $2.49

16-oz. pkg. fresh whole white mushrooms $2.49

10-lb. bag Green Giant Fresh russet potatoes $3.49

Rainier cherries $3.99/lb

Seedless green grapes $0.99/lb

Peaches and nectarines $1.29/lb

Raspberries $2.49

Sutton & Dodge filet mignon $9.99/lb

Sutton & Dodge T-bone steak $5.79/lb

24-oz. Gold’n Plump fresh chicken drumsticks $1.99
Printable Coupon save $1.00
Final price, $0.99

Totino’s 9.8- to 10.9-oz. pizzas and 15-ct. Pizza Rolls 5/$6.00 ($1.20 each)
Printable Coupon save $0.60/3
(05/30 GM & 04/18 SS) save $0.40/2 Pizza Rolls
(05/30 GM & 04/18 SS) save $0.50/3 Totino's Pizza
Final Price, $1.00 each

Bagel Bites $2.19
(06/13 SS) save $1.00
Printable Coupon save $1.00
Final price, $1.19

5-pk. Kraft 100-calorie packs $1.99
Printable Coupon save $1.00
(05/16 SS) save $1.00
Final Price, $0.99

Select Kellogg's Cereals $1.99
Printable Coupon save $1.00/2
Printable Coupon save $1.00/2
(05/23 RP save $1.00/2)
Variety of Coupons HERE
Final Price, $1.49 each
*You will get a FREE Toy Story 3 movie ticket with 6 specially marked boxes

Kellogg's Eggo Waffles $1.75
Printable Coupon save $1.00 HERE or HERE
Final Price, $0.75

Starbucks Coffee $6.99
Printable Target Coupon save $1.50 Natural Fusions
Final price, $5.49

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunchmeat $2.79
Printable Coupon save $1.00 (Turn down sound on computer)
Final Price, $1.79

Ball Park Beef Franks $2.49
Printable Coupon save $0.75/1 (Jumbo product)
Printable coupon save $0.55/1 (Angus product)
(06/06 RP) save $1.00/2
Final price, $1.74

Hot or Lean Pockets 3/$5.00 ($1.67 each)
(04/25 RP) save $1.00/3
Final Price, 3/$4.00 or $1.33 each

Gatorade 20oz. 8 pk. $5.99
Printable Target coupon save $1.00
Final price, $4.99

*Special Offer*
Buy two Tropicana orange juice @ $2.99 each - Get 1 Dozen FREE large eggs
(06/06 RP) save $1.00/1 or $1.00/2 (regional)
(04/25 RP) save $1.00/2 (regional)
Final Price, as low as $3.98 for 2 Tropicana and 1 dozen eggs

Armor All 7 piece gift set $14.99
ArmorAll 7 oz Tire Protectorant $6
Printable Target coupon save $3.00/2
Stack with $2.00 printable Facebook coupon
Deal Idea:
Buy (1) Armor All gift set $14.99
Buy (1) Tire Protectorant $6.00
Use Target coupon save $3.00/2
Stack with (2) $2.00 Facebook coupons
Pay $13.99
Submit Rebate for Tire Protectorant (wyb another Armor All product - will get $6.00 back)
Final Price, $7.99 for both after rebate
*Special Offer*
Get $5 Gift Card with the purchase of 2 Gillette razors or cartridges
Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor $9.89 ($19.78 for 2)
(06/06 P&G) save $4.00 (Use 2)
Final Price, $6.78/2 or $3.39 each

Venus Embrace razor $7.99 ($15.98 for 2)
(06/06 P&G) save $2.00
Final Price, $6.98/2 or $3.49 each
Listerine mouthwash 500mL $3.00
Printable Coupon save $2.00 or $1.00 (use zip 44714 for $2 Q)
Final Price, $1.00 or $2.00

*Special Offer*
Get 1 Free Dove or Degree body mist wyb Dove or Degree 2 pk or 2.6-2.7 solid deo. $3.49-$3.99
Printable Coupon save $2.00 Dove
OR Printable Coupon save $1.50/1 Dove
Stack with printable Target coupon save $1.00
Final Price, $0.49 or $0.99 for both items!!

*Special Offer*
Get $5 Gift Card wyb 2 select Poise or Depend @ $11.39 each
Printable Coupon save $2.00 (FF) or HERE (IE) Poise or Depend)
(05/16 SS) save $1.00 Poise
(05/16 SS) save $1.50 or $1.00
Final price, $14.38/2 or $7.19 each

Tums 72ct. $3.69
Printable Target coupon save $1.00
Stack with (05/23 RP) save $1.00/1 or $1.00/2
Final price, as low as $1.69

Unadvertised deals

Buy (2) Vanish Drop-Ins
Use this printable coupon B1G1 Free
Stack with this printable Target Coupon B1G1 Free
Final Price, both FREE!!

Glade Fabric & Air odor eliminator spray $3.49 (may defer by location)
Target printable coupon save $2.00/1
Stack with printable coupon save $1.00
Or (06/06 SS) save $1.00
Final price, $0.49!!!

Ziploc bags (starting at around $1.77 Evolve)
Printable Target coupon save $1.00
Stack with (05/16 SS) save $0.40/1 or $1.00/2
Final price, $0.37 or $0.27 each!!

Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer $6.99 (may vary)
Printable Target Coupon save $3.00
Stack with (06/13 SS) save $5.00
Final Price, FREE

Select Clean & Clear products $2.00 (may vary)
Printable coupons save $2.00 HERE(FF)/HERE(IE) or HERE, & HERE
Final Price, FREE (Thanks Totally Target)

To purchase any regional coupons that were not offered in your area, I recommend The Coupon Clippers.

Find more coupons at,, UPromise, CoolSavings and All You Magazine.

*Check out the Coupon Database if you are looking for more coupons to match up with this week's advertisement.

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Father's Day Specials at Outback Steakhouse

Are you looking for special place to eat on Father's Day? Then you should visit Outback Steakhouse.

Hurry in to Outback this Father's Day weekend for Dad's chance to win FREE* Outback for a year and other great gifts! One Dad from every Outback location has a chance to win. And don't forget that we open early at 11AM on Father's Day weekend. Click here for complete weekend hours.

Don't forget to join their free "My Outback Rewards' here to receive a Free Aussie-Tizer and be automatically entered for the chance to win a trip for two to Australia to see Tim McGraw perform live! As a member of My Outback Rewards, you can earn great rewards and have the chance to win Outback Gift Cards and limited edition Tim McGraw memorabilia.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Puerto Rico 18 years and older. Ends 7/31/10. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, visit Void in North Dakota and where prohibited. FREE Outback for a Year ("Prize") is valued at $599.99 and is equivalent to twenty three (23) $25 vouchers and one (1) $24.99 voucher. Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity.

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Uni-Ball Scavenger Hunt on Facebook Today at 12 PM CST

Uni-Ball is holding a scavenger hunt that will starts at 12 CST! They will give clues all this week! Go here to like them and stay tuned for the clues!

Thanks Laura!

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$1 Smoothies at Jamba Juice 6/16

Visit a participating Jamba Juice location on Wednesday , June 16th to get a Super Yumberry, Berry Yumberry, Acai Super-Antioxidant™, Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up™ & Pomegranate Paradise™ smoothies for only $1 (sixteen size).

Offer valid only on 6/16/10 at participating Jamba Juice locations for Super Yumberry, Berry Yumberry, Acai Super-Antioxidant™, Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up™ & Pomegranate Paradise™ smoothies. Offers specifically not valid at Safeway, Vons or Pavilions locations. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Not valid for Jamba Juice employees

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