Guest Post- Unilever Rebate

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Unilever is offering a Rebate (up to $20.00) on a Ham or Turkey when you spend at least $40 in Unilever products between 4/1/09 and 4/30/09.  The rebate form was in the Unilever insert that came in Sunday’s (4/5) paper.  At first I did not plan on using this offer because I didn’t think I would be able to get $40.00 in one transaction.  I decided to call Unilever at  1-800-899-1120 for clarification and this is what they told me:

You don’t have to purchase the products and meat in one transaction, it can be in multiple transactions and the meat does not have to be purchased at the same time but it HAS to be a Ham or Turkey.  They can all be on different receipts.

The full rules can be viewed at makinglifebetter.com.  Click on News & Offers, there is a box in the upper right corner which takes you to the full details. Go here for all the nitty gritty.

You cannot submit this offer online.  You have to have the original form from the paper.  Hopefully you haven’t recycled it yet but if so there is still time to buy another Sunday paper and get a new one.

ALL UNILEVER PRODUCTS ARE ELIGIBLE!  Not just the ones listed.  At the bottom of the website they show all the logos of their products.  You would be surprised at how many there are.  Here are just a few that I know have been on sale lately with great coupon match ups:  All Laundry Detergent, Axe,  Lipton Rice Sides (remember them last week at Albies?) Suave, Sunsilk,  Knorr, Degree, Promise, Ragu, Skippy, Slim-fast, Wishbone, Dove, Bertolli, Breyers, Country Crock, Q-Tips and my favorite Ben & Jerry’s.  

Check out the website for a complete list and dig out your receipts ladies!   Many of these products are on the Albies promo this week and you can score some great deals!!  I managed to rack up over $55.00 worth without even trying.

Remember if you still have questions you can call them at  1-800-899-1120 yourself and get clarification. They were very friendly and there was no hold time.    Happy Couponing!!  Jenn

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Guest post- Clearance at Target

Thanks to Bargain Jargon, she has wonderful thrifty tips on Target deals.  Thanks for doing this guest post!

I love Target!!! The stores are clean, the employees are friendly and helpful, they have great merchandise, and they have awesome clearance deals.

Once you know how and when Target marks things down, you can easily find stuff for 75% off. GOOD STUFF! You can find Target’s clearance items by the little red sticker. They have a system for marking down their clearance. In general the markdowns go 30%, 50%, & then 75% off. There are exceptions to this rule, sometimes items start at 15% off. Plus, holiday items follow a different markdown schedule, they will get marked down to 90% off. SWEET!

Most of the clearance items are found at the end of the aisles, usually the end of the aisle facing a wall. Every time I head to target I check out the clearance. I always look for items that I can buy for later, birthday gifts, clothing, shampoo, etc.

Here is Target’s weekly markdown schedule:

Mon. — Electronics, Kids Clothing and Stationary (Cards, Gift Wrap, etc.)

Tues. — Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets and Market (food items)

Wed. — Men’s Clothing, Toys, Health and Beauty, Lawn & Garden items

Thur. — House Wares, Lingerie, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Movies, Music, Books, Decor & Luggage 

Fri. — Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, & Jewelry

Generally, they mark things down to the next level every 2 weeks. So, if you see something in sporting goods that you are interested in that was just marked down 50%, if you come back on Thursday 2 weeks from that day you should find it at 75% off. Sometimes you will come back and they will all be gone. Bummer! If it is something I really need, I will buy it at 50% off. If it is something I am buying for the future, I wait to see if I can get it at 75% off.

Also, twice a year Target resets each department, so they will clearance a ton of stuff from that department, to make way for the new seasons merchandise. For instance, the toy department gets reset in January (to make room for Spring/Summer toys), and in July/Aug. (to put out the holiday season toys). So, on one certain day you will be able to find 2 aisles worth of toys at 75% off. I stock up! My favorites are the Lego’s & Playmobilsets, you can’t go wrong with those, especially at 75% off. I look like a crazy lady throwing things in my cart.

Two more pieces of advice:
1. If there is something you are interested in, SCAN IT! You will find that sometime the sticker does not reflect the price, the price may actually be lower. I love when that happens!

2. SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS!!!!!!! Target has a strict return policy, and if you want to return something you will need your receipt. They do have receipt look up, so if you give them the debit/credit card you paid with they can look it up for you.

Save ink, print your coupons at Target

I have never done this so I asked my cousin Jenn to do post for me.  She has a lot of great tips, Thanks Jenn!

GUEST POST- Printing coupon  at Target
Here is the low down on saving ink and paper by printing Target coupons at the store.  This is a great way for crazy Target addicts like myself (or even more balanced individuals) to save a little more.  After all, it all adds up!!

First go to the kiosk located by the customer service desk.  This is the one where you would normally register for wedding or baby gifts.  Select (click) the Target.com link.  Scroll all the way down to the bottom.  Underneath the Target Stores column, select Grocery Coupons.  Click the PRINT button.  A pop up box will appear and you can select the coupons you want to print, then just click PRINT again.  The coupons will print out below, usually on blue paper.  Since you should always keep scissors with you for “coupon opportunities”, you can just clip the ones you want to use that day.

Just a tip-print all the coupons, even if you won’t use it that week because they usually have a expiration date a few weeks out and they don’t keep all their coupons on their site until they expire. You never know when you can make a great match up with a sale or a manufacturer’s coupon.  HappyCouponing!! Jenn