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Friday, April 18, 2008

Quick Link: Little Debbie Printable Coupon

Kind reader Gail sent me this link (and a e-smile!) to a $0.25/1 Little Debbie Family Pack, any variety.

These are currently on sale at Kroger for $0.88 ea; if your Kroger doubles coupons, you can get them for $0.38!

Thanks for sending the link, Gail! Much appreciated!

And for those of you who haven't checked out Coupon Bar for printable coupons, or who don't use their site because you don't want to install their bar in your browser, you can view their web edition with a full list of their current printable coupons here. This format makes it very easy to skim, click, and print; I recommend it.

Enjoy your weekend! I'm off to Camp tomorrow morning for volunteer training; my Brownie Girl Scout troop will spend their first week at Day Camp this summer and I promised them I'd be there for at least the first day. While volunteering might not be the most "frugal" use of my time, I believe firmly in lending a helping hand to make good things happen for others.

To those of you Frugal Faithful who've lifted my spirits this week with your kind comments or emails, thank you for lending me that helping hand of goodness. It matters!

I'll be back later tomorrow with Coupons, Part 2: Getting and Organizing.

**Revised, 04/19/08, 7:59 EST:

Many apologies; it's been a day of Camp Training and T-Ball and blowing oceans of bubbles in the backyard. I'm afraid Coupons, Part 2 isn't finished yet.

Tomorrow, I'll post Kroger's Deals for the Week of 4/21-4/27, Sunday Shopping Scenarios, and hopefully, Coupons, Part 2.

Thanks for understanding that LIFE comes before blogging!

Surplus/Salvage Merchandise Stores

Kind reader and member of the Frugal Faithful, Sheila, sent me this great frugal hint by email:

One money saving idea I've not seen mentioned anywhere as of yet is checking out the "Surplus/salvage Merchandise" listings in your area. In Louisville, we have a Salvage Store (it has 3 locations) and I frequently shop there. You never know what you will find there. I often buy Starbucks coffee, name brand cereals, even hair dye and makeup. Some items there are date expired, so I am careful to check that out - however, most items are dented cereal boxes (or perhaps the top flap on the box has come unglued but the inner bag is intact). I do not buy dented cans - they scare me. Often a Pamper bag is slightly torn. Great deals on detergent, soaps, etc.

I realize all areas do not have these stores, but a quick check in the yellow pages might save you big bucks!

I don't have any personal experience with Surplus/Salvage Merchandise stores but I am really intrigued.

Is there anyone else out there that has experience with such stores? Please share via comment, and let us know how successful you are in finding good deals. If you'd like to add locations and names of stores, that would be fabulous!