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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shopping Scenario Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's Sunday, time to grab your circulars, your fresh coupons, and plot your very best, most deal-worthy Shopping Scenarios!

Of course, we frugal faithful know that our planned scenarios can go awry. Items are out of stock, coupons don't work, and sometimes we simply don't get to all the stores we'd hoped to pillage visit each week.

But in the spirit of helpfulness, let's all post our most hopeful deal scenarios. Your ideas may help save someone else mucho cash.

And that, my dear frugal faithful, is a blessing indeed!


The Rules:

1. Post your best deal scenarios for the week at your blog; if you have details on coupons - including links to printables - share the info with the world and help everyone be more frugal with their time. Scenarios should be fair and honest - ethical couponing only, please.

2. Come back here and enter your URL for the post into the Mr. Linky box, along with a brief description about your post.

3. Comment once you've posted your linkage.

*Updated 3/30/08 - Rather than overwhelm this post, I'll post my Shopping Scenarios/Deals separately then add them to the Mr. Linkybox .

I'm hopeful that by sharing our scenarios, we will help everyone better plan their time for the upcoming week. Thanks in advance to everyone participating in the first ever Shopping Scenario Sunday!

Ace Hardware: Ace Rewards Rebate Program

Spring is springing up everywhere!

And if you're like me, as you finally hustle the kids outside for some fresh air and playtime, you're also looking around the yard and making a mental list of TO DO's - grass seed, fertilizer, mulch, plants.

But where does a frugal shopper go in search of such goodies?

Well, this year we're trying to spend more of our Fix It Up $$ at our local Ace Hardware Store. Ace Hardware runs their own points/rebate program called Ace Rewards. Click here to learn more and sign up; you'll get 1000 freebie points just for signing up!

You get $5.00 back for every 2500 points. Along with freebie and bonus points throughout the year, you earn 10 points for ever $1 spent.

And Ace also has several instant E Rebates available for Ace Rewards members; once you have an Ace Rewards account, you can enter these online at the Ace Rewards site. Easy money!

I'm new to using Ace Rewards this year so I'll keep you posted on how it works for me. If you have any tips or experience with it, drop a comment and share your knowledge with the frugal faithful!

Other than CVS, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, and RiteAid, do you have any stores you shop that offer rebates, points, or cash back programs? Leave a comment and share the frugal joy!