Dollar General Penny Shopping Explained – What You Need To Know BEFORE Shopping | #DollarGeneral #PennyShopping #DGPennyShopping

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DOLLAR GENERAL PENNY SHOPPING EXPLAINED 

NEVER NEVER NEVER ask an employee about penny items. Items that penny are suppose to be removed from the floor.

DO NOT leave your store a mess, if you are searching for items PLEASE make sure you are neatly searching and putting items back that may have fallen.

NOTE: I will “TRY” to make sure that the new list is posted by 10 pm Monday nights. If you receive information on penny items PLEASE pm me with the information and I will include it in the post. I use MULTIPLE sources to try and bring you guys the most accurate information.

Dollar General follows a pattern for their discounted items. Usually 25%, 40%, 50%, 70%, 90% (this may vary slightly) then within 1-2 weeks the items will “penny out”. When items “penny out” they are suppose to be pulled off the shelves by the employees. However, this is where the “scavenger hunt” comes in. Us, as penny shoppers look for those items that were forgotten. These markdowns usually occur on Tuesday mornings. THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM.

Discounts can vary by district also. Sometimes 1 district may be at 25% and another will be at 50%. However, the items will “PENNY” at the same time.

Dollar General uses a code and a dot system. (Some may not have either)

  • SP – Spring
  • SU – Summer
  • FA – Fall
  • WI – Winter
  • 13 – 2013
  • 14 – 2014
  • 15 – 2015
  • 16 – 2016

The Dot System is:

  • Purple Dot
  • Brown Dot
  • Red Dot
  • Pink Dot
  • Pink Star
  • Blue Dot
  • Brown Diamond
  • + others

 

2 Examples of Tags:

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RULES AS A PENNY SHOPPER

Make Sure You Know These BEFORE Attempting To Penny Shop

 

  1. NEVER, NEVER Ask where the penny items are or if they have any penny items.
  2. NEVER argue with an employee stating that an item should be a penny.
  3. NEVER ask for a price check. When you get to the register and it rings up more, simply say that you thought it was on sale and have it taken off or go ahead and purchase the item and return at another time.
  4. If you believe that an item is a penny, put ALL of those items that you are getting in your cart. Once you get to the register and the items rings for a penny you CAN NOT go back for more. The store employee is to go remove any other items from the shelf. So if you want it, GRAB THEM ALL.
  5. YMMV –  Sometimes different regions will discount quicker than others. Don’t get discouraged if yours aren’t ringing up yet. Wait until next week and try.
  6. DO NOT go into a store and start ransacking it. Put items back where you found them if you don’t want them. Clean up after yourself.
  7. Penny shopping takes time – DO your homework before going into a store, jot down the info on paper and/or take screen shots of tags/items on your phone. Just an FYI almost ALL penny shoppers have reported not being able to access the internet in stores. So don’t count on being able to get on.
  8. Be familiar with their store policy on penny items. (Will be attached below)

 

 

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Penny shopping will not be learned over night. It does take time, but is WELL worth it.

Make sure to follow along as I will try and get the newest information out to you each week.

 

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Original Post: 8/13/2015

Updated: 4/18/2017

HELP! A Shopper’s Guide To Helping Couponers Create A Coupon Friendly Environment In EVERY Store! #LizzieSavesAlot #CouponCommunity #Newbies #CouponGoals

HELP!! My Store Staff Does NOT Understand Coupons;
A comprehensive guide to working WITH your local store teams in an effort to CREATE and maintain a coupon friendly environment

There have been many occasions where I have heard shoppers express concerns that the local stores that they shop don’t ‘understand’ coupons, or that the store personnel don’t ‘like’ couponers.  Below I have complied a summary of guidelines that are TRIED and TRUE in helping shoppers to create an environment that is enjoyable for both the shopper, and the store!

Be Prepared
Upon entering the store, be prepared, and have a plan. Being prepared and organized shows the store that you respect them, the other customers, and their time. If you intend to purchase in bulk, and supplies are often limited, try to make arrangements in advance. Have your coupons, clipped, counted, organized and ready BEFORE approaching the register. Know and understand your store’s coupon policy, this includes any locally based rules and regulations. Know and understand any necessary coupon language (Need a guide? Get one here: Coupon Lingo)

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Choosing your Checkout Location
Remember to follow the checkout guidelines. If you have many items, avoid holding other shoppers up by NOT using the express checkout lane. If you KNOW your store does not allow ad matches at the registers, and you intend to ad match, head to customer service.

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At Checkout
CONGRATS you have made it to checkout! Now that you are here, you will see that every checkout experience will probably be a little different. You cannot control how others will respond to you and your coupons, but you can ALWAYS respond you respond. Approaching with, and maintaining a professional, positive attitude is the BEST way to build a positive relationship with your store staff, and have an overall positive checkout experience. Every cashier is different, and many have different approaches to couponing. Try to abide by your cashiers requests, so long as they are reasonable (cashiers may ask to see your coupons in advance, scan as they go, etc.). If you come across confusion on coupon terminology, try to teach in a calm, professional manner.
Many store personnel are confused by ‘per purchase’/ ‘per transaction’. An excellent way to deter this confusion is by showing a P&G coupoon as an example, as these coupons often say, 1 PER PURCHASE, 4 Like Coupons PER DAY (See image below).

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Remember, although it may seem frustrating taking valuable time to teach others, being patient now, may save you time and frustration later!
If you and your cashier are still unable to see eye to eye after calm discussion, you may ask to speak to a manager.
Speaking to a Manager
If the situation remains unresolved to the point that you cannot proceed, you may need to request to speak to a manager. At this point, it is imperative that you calmly express your points to the manager. It is not effective to argue, or debate, rather rationally point out facts and openly discuss the policy. This is a GREAT opportunity to show that couponers can be an asset to the store, and that working together can benefit all parties involved.

IF the manager has time, be sure to ask the following questions. If they do NOT Have time, ask if they are willing to arrange a meeting to address your questions. Below are some points of interest to cover during your conversation:
*Does your store have a specific coupon policy (this policy may be MORE or LESS strict than the national policy)?
*May I have a copy of the policy?
*If coupons are limited to xxx amount in a transaction, will your store allow multiple transactions?
*Does your store ad match?
*What is the procedure for doing so?
*What is the range it will match (How many miles out, online, etc)
*IF said store ad matches, it is advisable to bring your local drugstore ad and ask, can you circle which price you ad match?
*How should I proceed in the future if I have difficulty at checkout?
The key to this meeting should be to open a dialogue with the store. Some stores will do incredible things in the name of customer service!! Remember, the key to this meeting is not to ‘win’. BOTH Parties should leave the meeting feeling a little more comfortable with couponing in general!

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But WHAT IF my meeting DOESN’T go like that?
Always, Always, ALWAYS follow the chain of command. If after meeting with the store manager, you are unable to come to common ground, you may need to go to the next step, the District manager and request to speak to them. When speaking to the DM, you should apply the same prinicples, be calm, logical and rational. Also be sure to listen to what they are saying in response.
Following the chain of command allows the store to rectify what is not going ‘right’ within the store/stores under their umbrella. It also affords an opportunity to build a very positive relationship with your store team.

What IF…After All of these steps, Couponing at my store is STILL No FUN?!
Unfortunately, there are occasionally situations in which you cannot come to an understanding with the immediate team over the store. In these instances, we recommend following up with corporate either by phone, email, or with a certified letter if the situation warrants.

Ultimately, it is always best to work things out from the ground up. If you give your store the opportunity to resolve an issue independently, it will give YOU the opportunity to build a very positive relation ship overall. You will be always be remembered by the manner in which you conduct yourself, so help to give your fellow couponers a GREAT name by putting your best foot forward, every time you shop!

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What To Stock Up On In February

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Different months bring different sales cycles. Here are some things to look for in February that are generally going to be on sale or bring good prices.

National Canned Food Month: Canned Fruit, Pie Fillings, Vegetables, Meats: Tuna, Chicken, Salmon
National Hot Breakfast Month:  Malt O Meal, Oatmeal, Eggo Waffles, Syrup, Boxed Cereals
Valentines:  Chocolate, Hershey’s, KY Lubricant, etc
Chinese New Year: Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Noodles, Canned Water Chestnuts
Seasonal Produce:  Artichoke, Asparagus, Raspberries, Potatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Spinach

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Raise.com: Free $5 Credit (New Customers) = Discounted Gift Cards for Target, Kohl’s, Starbucks & More

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Woohoo! New Raise.com customers can sign up for an account HERE and instantly get a FREE $5 credit applied to your account. Use this free $5 credit to snag some sweets deals on already discounted gift cards to Kohl’s, Walmart, Target and more!

Here’s what you need to do to get YOUR Free $5 Credit:

Go here to create a new account. Enter your mobile number so they can text you a code for verification purposes. Once you verify the code, your $5 will be instantly credited to your account.

Use your code to purchase a gift card right away as your first purchase takes a while to go thru as the verify your credit card.

*The Raise app has saved me TWICE when I forgot my purse at home while couponing. I was able to buy Walmart gift cards once I got my total at the register from the Raise app and it was in my Raise Wallet within seconds. I used it to pay for my purchase at Walmart.

NOTE: The links in this post are my referral links. Keep in mind that you can also create your own referral link to share with friends, family, and on your own Facebook / Twitter pages. When they go through your link, they’ll get $5 to spend and you’ll get $5 to spend when they make their first purchase within 30 days of signing up… so it’s a win win!

Brickseek Directions #brickseek #couponcommunity #walmart clearance

Everything you ever wanted to know about Brickseek but were afraid to ask!

***READ THRU THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS AS MOST ARE ANSWERED HERE. THE LAST SECTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.
Brickseek is used to check inventory and CLEARANCE pricing at your local store. It CANNOT be used to price match. If you find a product at a low price on Brickseek for your store, it will ring up that price on it’s own. BRICKSEEK IS NOT AN APP, it is a website.
I will post all the Brickseek deals that I come across here. (if you have not joined that group yet, then hit JOIN GROUP)
Directions for the deals in comments:
1. Click the link of the deal you want to see
2. Enter your zip code and hit SUBMIT. If you are viewing on a cell phone you will need to turn your phone sideways to be able to view the whole page.
3. The prices shown at your store are the prices that will ring up at the register AS LONG AS the upc is the same on both the product and the brickseek picture. New models will look exactly the same to you but the upc may be different.
4. READ the FAQ section at the bottom of this post before asking any questions as most are answered here. This comments section is VERY long and it’s hard to see the deals if everyone is asking questions that are already answered here.
To find the Brickseek number on your own:
IPHONE. (may be the same on android)
1. Open the Walmart App and search for a product. Click on the item and then on the arrow on the top right corner.
2. Choose MESSAGE and you will see the whole URL. The last set of numbers is the Brickseek number.
To find number on WEBSITE.
Go to Walmart.com and search for a product. Click on the product and look at the URL at the top of the screen. The last set of numbers is the Brickseek number.
FAQ:
** DO NOT ask for a zip code as this is not to be used for price matching.
*Inventory numbers are often wrong so even if it says 0 at your store and the price is low, always check your store anyway.
**The price will ALWAYS scan the same in the store as it shows in brickseek as long as the UPC is the same. New models have different upc numbers so always check at the store.
**If your store shows a different price then I posted, then that’s the price at your store. Every store marks down clearance at different times. Just keep checking these links to see when your store does a markdown. Please do not comment with the price at your store.
**The Walmart app scanner will not show the clearance price so use an in store scanner or take to the register.

***Please DO NOT comment with a dot or picture to follow or tag someone in the post. You can sign up for notifications by clicking the arrow in the top right corner of the post OR comment and then delete your comment. Both will keep the comments clean while sending you notifications of new comments.***

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HOLY SMOKES! Coupon Mom Attacked For Holding Up The Line!

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Via Megan Wilson

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Anyone who has couponed any length time knows the looks and complaints that can come from those who think you shouldn’t be “holding up the line”. But attacked??? Well it happened to one mom!!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Friday just before midnight Megan Wilson says she was trying to get rid of some coupons before they expired, when she got far more than she bargained for.

“He grabbed my bun pulled me back and smashed me into my cart. When I came to I was on the ground and my leg was under the cart,” said  Wilson.

“He started shouting ‘Come on, there’s other people out here. Nobody has time for this,'” added Wilson.

She said he got upset that she was holding up the line. She told WREG she went back and forth with the man before things got physical.

She posted a video on Facebook detailing the alleged attack.

She claimed her shopping cart was knocked over during the violent check out melt down. Wilson said the man took off out the door leaving his items behind.

WREG reached out to Kroger. In a statement they said they are saddened by the incident.

Kroger said it will work with police to resolve the situation between the two customers. Wilson believes all of it could have been avoided.

“15-20 minutes of harassment before the attack. It could have been prevented,” said Wilson.

At first he voiced his frustration saying things like “You’re wasting everybody’s time…Nobody has time for this!” Wilson said she tried to be polite, suggesting that he use the self-checkout lane if it was bothering him to wait.

But she said he refused and his annoyance grew to anger and he began to verbally harass her, calling her a “junkie” and a “crackhead.” A verbal altercation between her and the man ensued.

After Wilson finished her three transactions, the man came and stood right next to her. According to Wilson, she “accidentally bumped her arm on the credit card machine as she turned to go and spilled her drink on him.”

Original story here Thanks KKL

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RECALL ALERT!!! 1,976,089 pounds Of Chicken RECALLED – Read & Share!

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This a LOT of chicken to be recalled. Please read and share this one!

National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,976,089 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The scope of this recall expansion now includes a variety of ready-to-eat chicken products that were produced on various dates from August 20, 2016 through November 30, 2016.  A list of the additional products subject to recall is listed here.

The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and were sold directly to retail consumers at the establishments’ monthly dock sale.

The basis for recalling additional product was discovered on Nov. 28, 2016, when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked.

Below are the details of the originally recalled product:

  • On November 23, 2016 – National Steak and Poultry recalled approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products produced Oct. 4, 2016.  The products were packaged on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
  • 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020.
  • 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with Lot code 100416, and Case code 702113.
  • The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and should not be in consumers’ possession. No other Hormel product is impacted. The original problem was discovered on Nov. 14, 2016, when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse health effects or illnesses due to consumption of any of the recalled products. Anyone concerned about a health effect should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers or media with questions about the recall can contact Lyle Orwig at (262) 352-2426.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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Do You Shop Online? Have You Ever Wondered How Many Coupons You Can Stack? Find Out The Details By Store Here

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Do you do shopping online? Well now you can know what stores will allow your stack coupons and/or coupon codes. Some restrictions do apply on some.

What is coupon stacking? Coupon stacking means using multiple coupons in a single transaction.

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See the below list:

  • KOHL’S
    • 4 Coupons/Coder Per Order
    • You can combine a sitewide coupon (like $10 off a $50 purchase or 15% off an entire order), category-specific coupons (like 30% off Home or 20% off Appliances), and a free shipping coupon
    • Make sure you’re on your desktop and NOT on your mobile device (including Kohl’s mobile app) when shopping Kohl’s. Otherwise, you’ll be limited to only two stackable coupons.
  • GAP, BANANA REPUBLIC, OLD NAVY & ATHLETA
    • 5 Coupons/Codes Per Order
    • Not every coupon code will work with one another, but if you try combining a percent-off coupon with a dollar-off coupon—instead of two percent-off coupons—you’re more likely to walk away with the stacked savings.
    • Tip: If there aren’t any current stackable coupon codes on any one store’s site, you can use coupon codes from a sister store. Combine a Gap ‘EXTRA’ promo code with an Old Navy ‘SHIPALL’ code
  • AMAZON
    • Unlimited Coupons.Codes Per Order as long as they’re eligible
  • TARGET
    • Unlimited Coupons/Codes Per Order
    • Target.com does not allow in-store coupons (any coupon that doesn’t have a promotion code—for example: TGTXXXXX) to be used online. This also goes for the Target mobile app.
  • MICHAELS
    • Unlimited Coupons/Codes Per Order
    • Unlimited coupons online, but only for single items. So while you can’t combine a 15% off sitewide promotion with a single-item coupon code, you can find promo codes for each of the items (or groups of items) you’re buying and use them together.
    • The coupons section of their website also have promotion codes underneath for online use, saving you time and money.
  • NEWEGG.COM
    • Unlimited Coupons/Codes Per Order
    • Newegg will allow unlimited coupon codes per single item
  • SEARS
    • Unlimited Coupons/Codes Per Order as long as the coupons don’t conflict with one another
    • You’re better off combining two or more department-specific coupons (like $25 off select appliance purchases of $300 with a $10 off women’s apparel coupon), or combining one or two department-specific offers with a sitewide dollar-off or a percent-off purchase coupon.

DOES NOT ALLOW COUPON STACKING ONLINE

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle
  • Ann Taylor
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Belk
  • Brookstone
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Carter’s
  • Charlotte Russe
  • Chico’s
  • Claire’s
  • CVS
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • DSW
  • Express
  • Foot Locker
  • Forever 21
  • GameStop
  • H&M
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • J. C. Penney
  • Kate Spade & Co.
  • Macy’s
  • Neiman Marcus
  • New York & Co.
  • Nordstrom
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Sally
  • Sephora
  • Sports Authority
  • Talbots
  • The Finish Line
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Ulta
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Walmart
  • World Market

 

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