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Savemart/Lucky/Raley's/Bel Air/Nob Hill and other local chains welcome

We're not too rigid, any deals of NORCAL interest welcome

Been recommended that I tell people to play nice, just post deals and no fighting

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Last Edited by missusg August 30, 2016 at 03:05 AM
INFO FOR BEGINNERS:Forum Related
1/2, 2/3, X/Y - X dollars of the purchase off Y (Y can be #items, amount spend, ect)

Acronyms

B1G1, B2G2, ect - Buy One Get One, Buy Two...
B1G$1, B2G$2, ect - Buy One Get 1 Dollar Buy Two...
CAT - Catalina [they have machines at the registers that print out store and/or manufacturer's coupons called CAT's--sometimes random CAT's print from the machines (like when you buy a competitor's product), other times a $ off ONYO will print when you do a certain deal like the ones at the bottom part of the wiki. Some CAT's are Safeway Q's, while others are MQ's.]
CSR - Customer Service Representative (cashier)
DH - Dear Husband
HH - Happy Hunting
HTH - Hope This Helps
IP - Internet Printable (coupon)
MM - Money Maker
MQ - Manufacturer's Coupon
ONYO - On Your Next Order (in reference to a $ amount CAT coupon that prints to use on your next purchase)
OOP - Out Of Pocket
OP - Original Poster
PM - Private Message
Q(s) - Coupon(s)
RAOK - Random Act of Kindness
RC - Rain Check
SD - Slick Deal(s)
SQ - Safeway Coupon
SW - Safeway
SCO - Self Check Out
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TLOD - The Land of Doubles
WYB - When You Buy

Current Food Deal Related
BE - Birds Eye
ER - Eating Right
HH - Heart Healthy
MA - Michael Angelo's
M/M or M&M - Mix and Match (Buy 10 participating items, get $5 off instantly)
RTS - Race To Saving (see above)
WFB - Water Front Bistro (aka WTF )

Phrases
Roll - usually refers to using a CAT on the next transaction and having a CAT still print for that transaction that you can use on the next one again

Useful threads:
Printable Manufacturer coupons thread link to printables

List of Unexpired newspaper coupons (YMMV - NorCal sometimes gets different values, sometimes we don't get a coupon in our region, and sometimes we get extra coupons! LINK

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Birthday Freebies

Restaurants/Fast Food
Denny's - Free Grand Glam Breakfast - or valued $? (about $4.69 or less than $5), still worth it.
IHOP- Free Tutt n' Fruity - or other entr?e valued $ about $7
Panera - Free birthday freebie
Starbucks - Free item - via starbucks card
Red Robin - Free Burger
Fudruckers - BOGO burger
Noodles and Company - Free bowl of noodles
Benihana's - $30 Dinner - M-TH DINNER time only - valid for one month
Chevy's - Free entr?e - valued $12.99
BJ's Brewery - Free pizookie dine-in - no other purchase required (Pizza Cookie)
El Torito - ?
Baja Fresh - Free burrito wyb a soda
Black Bear Dinner - Free Waffle (or pancakes) with eggs and bacon (or sausage)

Dessert
Godiva - Free piece per month, $10 bday month
Pink Berry - ?
Cold Stone Creamery - ?
Basket Robbins - free cone
Cinnabon - Free Mocha Cocolatta

Retail Stores
Origins - $10 bday mon, $10 christmas
Sephora - Free birthday gift - pre-set, no purchase nessasary just go in and pick up
Aveda - Free $25 Personal Blend link [aveda.com] - worth $25
Benefit - Free Brow Arch, week of your bday - Sun-Sat - more info here [benefitcosmetics.com]:
Body Shop - $10 credit need to be Love Your Body member. Or in the past, you can use that credit towards a membership - in your bday month.
Naturalizer - $10 postcard and email.
Kohl's Rewards- $10 via snail mail
DSW - $5 code to use on anything in store
Famous Footwear - $5 code to use
Sports Authority - $10 code to use in store, must be The League member

Grocery
Raley's/Nob Hill - Birthday Cake Mix or 6 pack of cupcakes from Bakery/ $10/20 Custom bakery - via Something Extra rewards - valid all month long
Cost Plus World Market - 15% discount, must be an explorer member

Hardware
OSH - Free $5 to use at the store - must be a rewards member




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receive 1 Point for every participating item purchased. A total of 100 points needed to redeem for a $50 Gift Card
Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on 8/17/16 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 2/7/17.

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if you cybermonday, don't forget to go thru urlhasbeenblocked* or whatever
I did for a couple-linked thru SD threads

some urlhasbeenblocked are double

wasn't going to but since hubs has 36" inseam, pants almost have to be ordered online. some good deals

* guess SD doesn't like that name
lets see
e-bates
letter before "F" -bates
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Cybermonday extended on 2 sites I've been to
Eddie Bauer- 40% off everything, free ship with code ICE
Staples- didn't see original sale but home page says "extended cybermonday deals" thru 12-1

I wasn't looking for sale, so check your fave sites if you think you missed out-may be extended there too.
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$1.99 Planters nuts at CVS with coupon. Add a $1/1 MQ for .99 nuts. 11/27-11/28 only!

http://www.cvs.com/deals/deals.jsp
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Sacramento people see this thread?

http://slickdeals.net/f/5590188-Northern-California-ONLY-McDonald-s-New-Quarter-Pounder-Deluxe-Burgers-for-1-Nov-27-29-YMMV?v=1

Just got one, confirmed $1

person in front of me, tried to get 3/$3 but was denied. So separate transaction would work **Ymmv**
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Last edited by sacramentogirl November 27, 2012 at 03:55 PM
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sw - mcdowell (there's few sd norcal area shoppers there Unsure)

black olives - colossal - 10-lb can pearls 4.99* clearance rack - lotsa 'em

they use sea salt with their olives yummy

*note: if clearance price doesn't come off at register you get a free $5 sw gc + refund amount @cs desk Sly
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Last edited by CQ1 November 27, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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wootHey Sonoma County shoppers - we are FINALLY getting a 99 cent only store!!!

It is going in the old Beverly's Fabric space (near Target) in Rohnert Park. Set to open January 24, 2013.
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wootHey Sonoma County shoppers - we are FINALLY getting a 99 cent only store!!!

It is going in the old Beverly's Fabric space (near Target) in Rohnert Park. Set to open January 24, 2013.
is it >dollar tree?
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is it >dollar tree?
Nope. Not another Dollar Tree. Much better stuff and they carry fresh fruit and vegies. It is called 99ยข Only Store. http://www.99only.com/. I don't think I can post a link to the Frugal Find, but search for that blog and then look up the 99 cent store. They have some highlights of recent trips listed.
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Thanks dealmommy!!! Pretty close to Grocery Outlet, so that's kind of strange placement but I'll take it!

Can I ask non-sonoma county folks about SW's "gas rewards"? We don't have gas stations at SW, but when I went to SW in Sac, my receipt said that I had "earned one 10cent fuel reward". Do these ever expire? I'll be doing some traveling in December and I'm sure i'll pass a SW, BUT, does the ten cents off make the gas a good deal or better to stick with am/pm?

TIA!!
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Thanks dealmommy!!! Pretty close to Grocery Outlet, so that's kind of strange placement but I'll take it!

Can I ask non-sonoma county folks about SW's "gas rewards"? We don't have gas stations at SW, but when I went to SW in Sac, my receipt said that I had "earned one 10cent fuel reward". Do these ever expire? I'll be doing some traveling in December and I'm sure i'll pass a SW, BUT, does the ten cents off make the gas a good deal or better to stick with am/pm?

TIA!!
The gas rewards expire at the end of the following month in which they were earned. Yours should be good through the end of December. You'll have to see what prices are at the time. The 10c savings may or may not save you anything over am/pm. If gas is cheaper else where, I just let the rewards expire.The bigger savings come in because we can continue to earn 10c credits and use upto $1 off each time. However, I don't usually get that much unless there's a great 4x reward deal going on.
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Thank you jpow!!

Saw that Subway is offering up $2 subs starting in December.

December is Customer Appreciation Month, and you can get two of your favorites for $2 each. Pick up the 6" Cold Cut Combo or the Meatball Marinara today. It's our way of saying thanks!
https://www.facebook.com/events/300783170034013/

I'll probably do that a few times so I don't have to pack a lunch. I'll order the Cold cut combo with all the fixings, then remove the cold cuts to save for hubs, and eat the veggie sandwich for msyelf :-)
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I'll probably do that a few times so I don't have to pack a lunch. I'll order the Cold cut combo with all the fixings, then remove the cold cuts to save for hubs, and eat the veggie sandwich for msyelf :-)
Crylol that's sweet.

dh always gets "my" avocado!
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Speaking of 99c only stores, I went to the one in Citrus Heights & found big boxes of Cocoa Puffs (16 oz or larger). Normally, I don't buy sugary cereal, but Cocoa Puffs are my weakness. I bought 2 boxes.
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Quote from amc2007 View Post :
Thanks dealmommy!!! Pretty close to Grocery Outlet, so that's kind of strange placement but I'll take it!

Can I ask non-sonoma county folks about SW's "gas rewards"? We don't have gas stations at SW, but when I went to SW in Sac, my receipt said that I had "earned one 10cent fuel reward". Do these ever expire? I'll be doing some traveling in December and I'm sure i'll pass a SW, BUT, does the ten cents off make the gas a good deal or better to stick with am/pm?

TIA!!
Well, depending on where you live. I live in South Sacramento..well, technically Elk Grove, but with a 0.10 discount, it should be cheaper than AM/PM. I believe..Safeway (passed by today) was 3.39. Arco, was $3.37, last I checked.. That was here though. If you earned it in November, you can use it in December. I don't know if they expire or not, as I use them up...can't help you there.
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