Spend Smarter!

It is all about spending smarter - Why spend money you do not have to??
The Deal Diva appears in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday in the Business/Moneywise section! Thanks to all of you for reading!!
Check out MOM Charlotte - this is a great website and offers lots of great information. http://mom.charlotte.com/
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How to Best Use The List :
* The lists are current store specials with recent coupons from Sunday coupon inserts found in the newspaper.
For additional coupons use RedPlum.com, Coupons.com, and SmartSource.com
BOGO deals are generally the best deals out there especially if you have a coupon. Remember you do not have to buy two to get the special price. If you want to buy two make sure you have two coupons to save the most!!
Part of being a savvy shopper is staying organized. Try going through your coupon organizer every few weeks to discard old coupons.
If a coupon says "ANY" and does not specify " does not include trail size" then you can get the smallest size possible and it is perfectly legit to do so. Some of the best coupons say "ANY" and I have gotten tons of trail size products, great items to donate!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

To Err is Human to Forgive the Register – Not so Divine!

Catch pricing errors at the register. Because stores typically have over 5,000 price changes per week, it is not uncommon for the price at the register to ring up higher than the price shown on the shelf. Although it is possible that the price at the register would ring up lower than the shelf price, industry studies have shown that overcharging occurs three times as often as undercharging. Many stores have a price guarantee policy that gives the shopper the item FREE if the shopper notices and points out a price discrepancy. At the very least, if you pay attention to prices as your order is rung up, you will be able to have the price corrected if you notice an overcharge. In some cases, the price may be correct but you may have picked up the wrong variety of the item, so by paying attention to prices at the register you will be able to get the correct sale item before leaving the store. It is important to be aware of the prices of your items and watch the prices at the register. If you notice a discrepancy after you have left the store, simply save the receipt and take it to the customer service desk the next time you go to that store. I have personally saved quite a bit of money over the years by paying attention to prices and being aware of my stores’ price guarantee policies. This is where some area stores really shine in customer service. If you catch a error – tell the store. Believe me they would rather give away an item to you then have several customers over charged! Watch your receipt!! This week I caught two errors and got $8.35 back!!