Wednesday, October 28, 2009

JCPenney Rewards

I recently received an email from JCPenney about their new JCP Rewards program. In my opinion, the best part is that when you sign up, you get a coupon for $10 off any purchase. Since the minimum purchase requirement is only $10, that means you could get $10 worth of free stuff! According to the email I received from them, you register a credit or debit card with your rewards account, and then you get points for purchases made with that card. When you get enough points, you can redeem them for additional $10 coupons. Go here to sign up.

CVS - Going Green Saves Money!

CVS recently started a "green bag tag" promotion using tags like the one pictured above. I found mine hanging on a small display near the register at the front of the store. You buy the tag for a one-time cost of $.99 and then attach it to any reusable bag. After purchasing the tag, you will get $1 ECB every fourth time you use it. So, basically, you'll earn back the cost of the tag after 4 uses, and then it's only profit after that - plus you're reducing plastic waste! There is a "limit of one Green Bag tag use/scan per day" per Extra Care card.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Menards - Free Super Glue, Floor Cleaner, & $.79 Salsa

There are several rebate deals at Menards this week. Here are the ones that stood out to me:

6-pk. Fix-All Super Glue
@ $2 - $2 mail-in rebate = FREE after rebate
Limit 2 six-pks. per household

Carpet or Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner @ $3 - $3 mail-in rebate = FREE after rebate
Limit 2 cleaners per household

Chi-Chi's Salsa, 16 oz. @ $1.79 - $1 mail-in rebate = $.79 after rebate

Castilla Bird Feeder @ $4.99 - $4 mail-in rebate = $.99 after rebate
Limit 2 feeders per household

20' Outdoor Extension cord or 3-outlet Power Stake @ $3.99 - $2 rebate = $1.99 after rebate
Limit 5 cords or stakes per household

Prime Vision or Rally Wiper Blade @ 2/$3 (not a rebate deal, but seems like a decent price to me)

There are some additional things to be aware of concerning Menards rebates. For items that are simply free after rebate, you are required to also purchase $10 of products that are not free after rebate. However, you should be able to count items that have rebates but are not free toward that $10. If you don't want or need anything else, you could also get a $10 gift card to meet that purchase requirement. Most (maybe all?) Menards also accept competitor coupons, so if you have a coupon for money off your next order at another hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowe's, you could use that to get an even better deal.

Unless otherwise noted, all rebates are submitted directly to Menards, not to each individual manufacturer, so you can submit everything all at once. Also, the rebate will come in the form of a merchandise check, which is good only at Menard's. However, you can "roll" your Menards gift checks, meaning that you can use your merchandise check from one week to purchase the rebate items for another week. By doing this, you will minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.