News: New CVS Coupon Policy

CVS has released a corporate coupon policy today that is available to print from their website. You’ll want to print this and bring it with you when you shop in case there is confusion as to the CVS corporate coupon policy.

Some key points, as pointed out by Couponing to Disney:

    * In the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will accept the coupon only to the price of the item. CVS/pharmacy does not provide cash back in exchange for any coupons.
    * The coupon amount will be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
    * CVS/pharmacy accepts one third-party manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
    * CVS/pharmacy accepts valid internet/print at home coupons containing a barcode.


News: Walmart Is Offering Holiday Layaway

The convenience of Christmas Layaway is now available on eligible toys and electronics that you purchase at your nearby Walmart store. It's easy to take advantage of Christmas Layaway from Oct. 17 until you make your final payment and pick up your items by December 16, 2011. Just place your eligible items on layaway at the desk in your local store, where you will also pick up the items. Each item must be $15 or more and your total purchase must be over $50. There is a $5 service charge, and you can make payments on your Christmas Layaway items at any register in your Walmart store.

Christmas Layaway is not offered on Friday, November 25, 2011 and is not offered on wireless phones that require contracts. Cancellation and service fees may vary by state and are non-refundable. Our store associates can provide you with complete details on these fees and any other restrictions that may apply. So get ready for the holidays with the convenience of Christmas Layaway at Walmart stores.

Source: Walmart Press Release


New: Chase Class Action Lawsuit

You're eligible to claim cash if you had a Chase credit card and got charged for a payment protection product between Sept 2, 2004 and Nov 11, 2010, thanks to a recent class action settlement.

The suit alleges that JP Morgan Chase enrolled cardholders in Payment Protection Plans without being completely upfront about the terms of the plans. These plans suspend interest on balances and let you make only minimum monthly payments for up to two years. They are supposed to be for when a major life event or tragedy makes it impossible for you to keep paying your credit card bill. While normal interest is suspended, the program charged .8% of your balance as a monthly fee.

Additionally, in order to increase enrollment, Chase sent out $20 checks to prospects. If you cashed the check, you were enrolled in the program. The lawsuit, and complaints online, like this one on Consumerist, say that canceling was difficult and customers were subjected to a lengthy retention process.

Chase has admitted no wrongdoing and agreed to settle, creating a fund of $20,000,000.

You have until August 8th to make your claim and only people who fill out the claim form will get checks. The checks will be $15, $30, or $60 depending on how aggrieved is the class you fall into.

Thanks Consumerist for this information!


News: Tax Free Shopping Dates

Just in time for back to school shopping.

The sales tax exemption is limited to and may vary from state to state:

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500


States Tax Free dates and links:


News: Target Coupon Policy Update


Target shoppers, better read up on this before heading out to the store. And you can print out your copy of the New Target Coupon Policy.

The biggest changes are in the BOGO’s. These have never been in print before so it was left up to each store to decide.

1. BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.

2. A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.
This means you cannot use a $1 off Gillette along with a BOGO Free Gillette coupon.

3. If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon maybe used on the first item.
You cannot use a B1G1 Free Pantene Target Coupon,along with  2 manufacturer’s coupons against both items. You can only use 1.

4. If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.
So in other words if you have a B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash Manufacturer’s Coupon, you can no longer use two $1/1 Old Spice Body Wash Target Store Coupons along with it. you may only use 1 store coupon.


News: Land's End Clearance Event

I wish I lived close enough to go to this! From their Facebook page:

Mark your calendars! There are two reasons to visit Wisconsin in the summer: 1.The glorious weather 2.The Lands' End Warehouse Clearance Event! Fans of Lands’ End travel from all over the United States for this 6-day event featuring their favorite Lands' End items up to 75% off original prices. Be sure to save these dates: 7/27 – 8/1. RSVP above and check back for more information along with fan exclusive offers.

Lands' End Warehouse Clearance Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 27
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 28
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 29
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 30
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 31
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 1
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


RSVP here and more info


News: Best Buy's Buyback Program

Have old laptops, cell phones and more you'd like to upgrade? You can bring them into Best Buy and get cash back. Get all the info here.


$399 iPads @ TJ Maxx

I was very surprised to learn that TJ Maxx was offering $399 iPads. So if this is on your holiday list, stop in there!