Washer City or Sanford and Son reboot

The GE was the POS we bought after the 2013 flood – motherboard fried 14 months later, replaced it and the motor died after two loads.  Bought a used Maytag from an appliance store on South Ashland which worked great for years.  FirstBorn’s friend had just replaced the motor on his mom’s Whirlpool, who then decided she wanted a new one after all; got at least six+ months until it died.  Hit Best Buy yesterday and took a Whirlpool off the floor; trying heavy duty cycle today for funsies … over 3 hours and still not finished.  Damned energy efficient appliances!  Never use THAT cycle again, along with the clean your washer setting 🙂

Point of this post is that I’ve been trying to get household members to move the old stuff out of my laundry room for a century and it finally happened.  Looks like a Sanford and Son reboot, but the junk guys are gonna be doing the happy dance.

1 puny RMN insert this Sunday (5/24)

We’re supposed to get one little RetailMeNot in this Sunday’s paper (5/24); blink and you might miss this puny offering.  Sometimes you’ll find your paper has divided them differently and not all papers will carry the same coupons or have the same values.

RetailMeNot
Nexium 24HR product $2/1 (6/7)
Nexium 24HR product 28ct or 42ct $5/1 (6/7)
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel 20g, + SPF 30 20g, Quick Dry Oil 60ml or 100ml $3/1 (6/20)
Mederma Quick Dry Oil 150ml, Stretch Mark Therapy PM 1oz or 1.7oz $5/1 (6/20)
Compeed Advanced Blister Care 12ct, 10ct, 9ct and 8ct $3/1 (6/14)
Compeed Advanced Blister Care 12ct, 10ct, 9ct and 8ct $2/1 (6/28)
Ben & Jerry pints $1/2 (6/21)
Ben & Jerry Slices or Chunks $1/1 (6/21)

Amazon Prime Day in September?

Amazon is rescheduling Prime Day for September, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources. The online giant’s highly anticipated, two-day discounted shopping event, usually held in July, was delayed this year due to the pandemic. Amazon halted shipment of non-essential goods during the coronavirus crisis but is now moving back to more regular day-to-day operations. And while demand rose for the e-tailer during the crisis, additional expenses in shipping “crimped profits,” while competitor Walmart, which offers curbside pickup, experienced a surge in online orders.

new P&G website earns you rewards

As the largest consumer goods company in the world, Procter & Gamble has earned the right to do its own thing when it comes to coupons and savings. If you want a P&G insert coupon, you won’t find very many in the SmartSource or RetailMeNot Everyday inserts, because most of them are in P&G’s own brandSAVER. If you want a P&G printable coupon, don’t look on Coupons.com, because you’ll only find them on P&G’s own websites. And if you want to scan receipts to earn rewards for buying P&G products, you won’t find many opportunities to do so on apps like Ibotta or Fetch.

But now you can do so on a brand-new P&G website that will let you earn rewards – while helping others at the same time. Here’s the Coupons in the News article with more info.

Bringing Back the Grocery Price Freeze?

With the coronavirus upending people’s routines, impacting their finances and causing many grocery shoppers to check out the competition, what’s a grocery store to do to inspire confidence in their customers and keep them coming back?

They can try reaching to the past, to bring a once-popular pricing promotion into the present.

New England’s Big Y grocery chain has become one of the first to reinstitute a “price freeze” program, which became popular during the last economic downturn about a decade ago. “Despite the current volatility of food prices, Big Y has pledged to hold the line” on more than 10,000 items from now through July 1, the retailer announced recently. Among the locked-in prices for staple items are $2.99 a pound for boneless chicken breasts and $2.99 for a pound of butter sticks, while brand-name items are also on the list, including $5.99 for DiGiorno frozen pizza and $2.49 for a jar of Skippy peanut butter.  Here’s the Coupons in the News article.

Stay true to your grocer or migrate?

Ever since the coronavirus changed everything, if your favorite grocery store always seems to be out of what you need, and vanishing coupons and sales have made the store’s prices too high – is it still going to be your favorite grocery store anymore when this is all over? I like shopping Dollar Tree for many items I would have formerly bought at a grocery store. Here’s the article from Coupons in the News.

When you ignore your customer base

By now, you’ve heard the news that JCPenney has become the latest and largest retailer to file for bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic, which has made it impossible for just about anyone to conduct business as usual. But the virus was just the last straw in a cascade of problems, highlighted by a historically horrendous decision involving coupons nearly a decade ago.

In the meantime, shoppers may be wondering whether their local store is going to reopen or close for good, whether there will be any good deals, and whether the company itself will survive.  Here’s a short history from Coupons in the News about why going against your core customers isn’t such a hot idea – didn’t work for Sears, now, did it?

2 Sunday inserts 5/17: SS & RMN

We’re supposed to get two inserts in this Sunday’s paper (5/17), 1 SmartSource and 1 RetailMeNot. Sometimes you’ll find your paper has divided them differently and not all papers will carry the same coupons or have the same values.

SmartSource
Air Wick Essential Mist Starter Kit $3/1 (6/14)
Alberto VO5 Shampoos or Conditioners 15oz and smaller $1/4 (5/31)
Allegra Allergy 24HR 24ct+ OR Allegra-D or any Children’s Allegra Allergy 8oz or 24ct $5/1 (6/6)
Allegra Allergy 24HR 60ct Gelcap or 70ct $10/1 (5/23)
Allegra Children’s or Allegra Allergy 12Hr Product $3/1 (6/6)
Allerlife 60ct $5/1 (6/6)
Allerlife 20ct $3/1 (6/6)
Almay Makeup Removers $2/2 (5/30)
Almay Eye Cosmetic $1/1 (5/30)
Almay Lip Cosmetic $1/1 (5/30)
Almay Face Cosmetic $2/1 (5/30)
Ban Roll-ON or Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant ETS $1/1 (6/13)
Banana Boat Sun Care Product $2/1 (6/13)
Campho-Phenique any product $4/2 (6/30)
Campho-Phenique any product $1.50/1 (6/30)
Colgate Toothpaste 3oz+ .50/1
Colgate Mouthwash .50/1
Crunchmasters Crackers or Snack $1/2 (7/12)
Duke’s Product .75/1 (6/14)
Duracell Optimum $1.50/1 (6/13)
Edge, Skintimate, Schick Hydro, OR Schick Xtreme Gel, Foam or Cream (exc. 2oz and 2.75oz) $1/1 (6/6)
Flipz Covered Pretzels 5oz+ .75/1 (7/10)
Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product $2/1 (6/13)
Hi-Chew Product $1/1 (7/14)
Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants 7ct+, bag or box $2/1 (6/13)
Juicy Juice Juice Waters or Fruitfuls Organic Product (exc. 100% Juice) $1/1 (6/29)
Juicy Juice 100% Juice Product (exc. 4pk Juice boxes) .75/1 (6/29)
Nasacort Spray 240 $10/1 (5/23)
OFF! Botanicals Product .75/1 (6/27)
OFF! Brand Product .55/1 (6/27)
Pepcid Imodium, Lactaid $1/1 (6/14)
Pine-Sol multi-surface cleaner 40oz+ .50/1 (6/28)
Ray’s Barbecue Sauce (no sugar added) $1/1 (6/28)
Revlon EYE Cosmetic $1/1 (5/30)
Revlon Face Cosmetic $2/1 (5/30)
Revlon Lip Cosmetic (exc. Revlon Kiss Balm) $1/1 (5/30)
Russell Stover Sugar Free Candy 9oz+ $2/1 (6/21)
Russell Stover Sugar Free Candy 2.4oz+ $1/2 (6/21)
Sargento Sliced Natural Cheese .75/2 (7/19)
Schick Hydro or Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or refill $4/1 (6/6)
Schick Intuition, Schick Hydro Silk, Schick Quattro for Women or Skintimate Razor or Refill Or Schick Hydro Silk or Intutition F.a.b. Disposable Razor Pack $4/1 (6/6)
Six Star RTDs $2/1 (7/31)
Six Star Protein Select $4/1 (7/31)
Skintimate or Schick Disposable Razor Pack or Schick Xtreme5 or Schick Hydro Silk 3 Razor or Refill $3/1 (6/6)
Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce All Sizes $1/1 (6/28)
Sunstar Gum Soft-Picks 40ct+, Flosser 60ct+ or Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaner Products $1/1 (6/13)
Sweet Baby Ray’s Marinade, Wing, Dipping or Hot Sauce $3/3 (6/28)
Sweet Baby Ray’s Marinade, Wing, Dipping or Hot Sauce $1.50/2 (6/28)
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce All Sizes $1/4 (6/28)
U by Kotex Tampons ETS $1/1 (6/6)
U by Kotex Pads or Liners ETS $1/1 (6/6)
XYZAL product 180ct $10/1 (5/23)
Yardley Bar Soaps, any $1/42 (6/15)
Yardley Earth Spring Body Wash 11oz $2/1 (6/15)

RetailMeNot
All Laundry Detergent $1/1 (6/7)
All Laundry Detergent 88oz+ $2/1 (6/7)
Benadryl or Topical Benadryl Product ETS $1/1 (5/30)
Benefiber any product $2/1 (5/31)
Betadine Antiseptic Solution $3/1 (5/31)
Betadine Antiseptic Cream or Spray $2/1 (5/31)
Citruce product $2/1 (5/31)
Ex-Lax or Perdiem Product $1/1 (5/31)
Gas-X 18ct+ $1/1 (5/31)
Lamisil any product $3/1 (5/31)
Lipton Tea Bags, K-Cup, Liquid or Powdered Iced Tea Mix product .40/1 (5/31)
M&M’s or Minis Filled Bars Variety Pack candies 14oz+ $1/2 (7/13)
Magnilife Leg & Back Pain Relief, MagniLife Pain & Fatigue Relief or any MagniLife Pain Relief Tabl $3/1 (6/15)
Magnilife DB Pain Relieving Foot Cream or Relaxing Leg Cream $2/1 (6/15)
Neutrogena Suncare Product $2/1 (6/13)
Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener Cones – Buy 4, Get 2 Free (5/31)
Renuzit Buy One Oil Refill – Get Free Starter Kit (5/31)
Skittles America Mix Bags (14oz+) $1/2 (7/13)
Snuggle products $1/1 (6/7)
Soft Scrub Products ETS .75/1 (6/1)
Temptations Treats for Cats – Buy One, Get One Free up to 3oz (7/12)
Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream 48oz $1/1 (6/17)
Zyrtec Adult product 70ct $10/1 (5/23)
Zyrtec Adult product 24ct – 45ct $4/1 (5/30)