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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Always read that fine print!

I learned a valuable lesson this week!! I was in Charlotte visiting my Dad, and was so excited to shop at Harris Teeter. HT used to be in Atlanta, about 10 years ago, but Publix pretty much ran them out of town. I LOVE the upscale, elegant design of their stores, and have missed them! So when I'm in Charlotte, I try to make a quick stop in there for a few things we love (Like their deli's egg salad - yummm!).

Anyway, last night I got out all the sale papers for the local stores - Bloom, Food Lion, Lowes & HT. One thing I had heard about HT was that they double coupons up to 99 cents. That's unheard of here!! So I was making a list, but the prices in the ads seemed very high. I started looking at prices I've written down in my "price book" of the best prices on certain items that I buy regularly. Well, NC prices are HIGH! (much higher than they are here!!)That is why they run double up to 99 cent coupons, because it doesn't affect the bottom line by much when you are charging $4.50 for a pack of bacon, or $5.99 for a 12 pack of Coke!! It's very comparable to double coupons in Atlanta, where they double up to 50 cents.

Needless to say, after looking at the prices, and the fine print on each of the ads (some stores said BOGO applies only when you buy 2, but only use one coupon per BOGO, or no competitor coupons, no double coupons, etc - different rules for every store!) I decided to wait and shop at home!

That is why spending some prep time at home before you shop, looking online & at sale ads, then matching your coupons to the sales will prepare you for a fruitful shopping trip that will save you money! Hope y'all are having a super week!

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