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  • This was posted on Facebook by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and I thought I’d share

    “Consumer Alert: Door to Door Magazine sales The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the public about a group of people going door-to-door selling magazines. The salespeople are selling magazines for Encore, Inc., based out of Kittridge, Colorado.

    The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints from individuals in Rapid City, New Underwood and Box Elder. They reported the salespeople were very aggressive; often entering businesses and residences without permission and refusing to leave when requested.

    If representatives from this group appear at your door, the Sheriff’s Office is urging the public not to let them inside. Do not give out any personal information about yourself or your family.

    Protect yourself and your neighbors by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at (605) 394-2151 to report any suspicious activity.”

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  • Hunt 4 Freebies has info on a FREE 1 year subscription to Ladies Home Journal.  There are some questions but you can just click ‘other’ for most of it if you don’t want to answer.  There are also a couple pages of extra offers but you can either click ‘no thanks’ or don’t pick anything and click ‘continue’ until you get to the ‘thank you’ page.  A bit of a pain but not near as tedious as some free offers I’ve come across.

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  • All You has information about a FREE sample of Finish Power and Free Diswashing tabs


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  • The Black Hills Regional Job Fair is today (3/5/14) from Noon-6PM at the Civic Center

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  • Today’s lesson is:  Don’t drink a coffee drink after dark when you have to get up at 5:30AM

    I’m going to start my story by saying that both of my kids are now in school which has prompted me to get an out-of-the-home job during school hours.  This leaves me rushing home to be home when the kids get there so I have been letting my husband do all the shopping.  I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I finally got to go shopping yesterday.

    Our first big stop was Safeway.  I couldn’t pass up strawberries for $1.88 per lb or Oreos for $1.99.  I also had a couple coupons from the paper for $1/2 Nabisco products.  That sale ends today.  Sorry for the late notice.  While there I decided to use the coupons for FREE yogurt I got in the mail because my husband called the company to make a comment about some yogurt he got that was bad before the expiration date.  I’ve had to do that a couple other times with some soup and with some toilet bowl cleaner with a messed up cap that sprayed everywhere and those companies sent me a bunch of really good coupons as well.  There were also a few FREE items loaded on my Just 4 U personalized deals on my Safeway card I wanted to get.  In the end I saved 43%.  Not my best but I was shopping with the kids and they tend to make the trip more expensive.  Especially since I forgot to bring snacks and drinks.  We were all pretty thirsty by the time we were done there so I let them pick something out and I thought “I haven’t had a Frappuccino in a really long time”  It was that epiphany that brings you the sleep deprived rambling you are seeing today.  It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I had finished it right away but instead I nursed it during the whole rest of the outing finishing it just as I drove up to the house at 8 PM.

    Our next stop was Office Max to use my Max Perks rewards that were expiring soon and to bring in some printer ink cartridges to recycle.

    After that we went to Target.  There is a coupon in their ad for $20 off a $50 of select items.  These are items like toilet paper, facial tissue, and cleaning products.  We were in pretty desperate need of facial tissue after the last cold that came through our house.  Some of the qualifying items were store brand and others I had manufacturer and/or Target coupons for so that added to the savings.  The 4 pks of Kleenex that qualified for the deal had peelie coupons on them AND I had a Target coupon I printed from their website.  There were some other deals I decided to take advantage of such as a FREE Lysol product if you buy 2 Finish products.  There was a deal for a FREE Downy Unstoppable if you bought 2 Tide or Gain Flings and I had coupons for all 3.  I also used a coupon for $5/3 Pantene products and got a $5 Target gift card for buying 3.  While there I remembered one of the main reasons I went to Office Max.  I wanted to get some new letters for my computer keyboard.  Most of mine have worn off.  It doesn’t bother me much but everyone else that uses the computer in my house has a terrible time.  Of course Target didn’t have anything like that so I guess it goes on my husband’s list.  I am now kicking myself for not getting the Nutella for $2.99.  One thing I learned about when preparing for my shopping trip was that Target has an app for your smart phone called Cartwheel where you can load a certain number of deals onto your account and you get discounts when they scan your account’s barcode at the register.  I don’t have a smart phone but you can sign up for it on your computer and print the barcode if you want.  It turned out I had several friends signed up for it which entitled me to extra deals.  I think it said you get to choose 3 deals for each friend you have that has a Cartwheel account.  I’m not sure how long this has been available.  I’ve been pretty stocked up and haven’t had to shop at Target for quite some time.  It was pretty nice.  My husband ran us out of baking powder over the weekend and I had to borrow some from the neighbor so when I saw that as an option on Cartwheel I had to add it of course.  I also saw that the Market Pantry Fruit Snacks were on sale and they were available on Carthweel so I added them too.  I’ve gotten better deals on fruit snacks at Safeway but we were running low and they are one of the less messy snacks for the car I’ve found.  In the end I didn’t save as much as I did at Safeway but I still felt like I got a good value for what I bought.  They don’t give you a percent of savings but it wouldn’t have been as good anyhow since we had to get some non-sale items.

    I’m not sure if you got any useful information out of this post but I thought I’d give you a little insight into what I’ve been up to lately and let you know I’m still here and you and bargain hunting are still on my mind.

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  • Zaycon Foods is coming back to Rapid City and also Spearfish this month.  You can buy 40 lb cases of really good quality boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.84/lb.  I was very impressed with the chicken when I bought some last time.  You need to have your order placed by midnight on October 17th and pickup is on October 18th.  Go to the Zaycon Foods website to create an account and order.  They give you credit when you refer your friends.

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  • If you have been in the West Side Rapid City Safeway lately you may have noticed some changes.  Almost everything is getting rearranged.  Why is this worth mentioning?  They have marked a lot of stuff half off!  If you hurry you may even be able to score some bags of candy for half off for Halloween.  Be sure to bring your coupon book to get an even better deal.

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  • Ruby Tuesday is offering $3 off coupons to get people to try their new Pretzel Burgers


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  • Brand specifics Value Insert Expiration
    Land O Frost lunchmeat $.55/1 RP 7/23/2013
    Land O Frost sub or wrap kit $1/1 RP 7/23/2013
    Schweigert any $.55/1 RP 8/31/2013
    Kelloggs Krave 11 oz+ $1/2 RP 8/4/2013
    Kellogs Pop Tarts gone nutty 6ct+ $.50/1 RP 8/4/2013
    Kellogs Pop Tarts 6ct + $1/3 RP 8/4/2013
    Bikini Zone any $1.50/1 RP 8/31/2013
    Scar Zone any $2/1 RP 8/31/2013
    Mr Clean liquid or spray $1/1 RP 7/31/2013
    Wisk 45 oz/24 loads+ $2/1 RP 8/4/2013
    Febreze air effects AND stick  &   refresh BOGO RP 7/31/2013
    Febreze any (not trial) $1/1 RP 7/31/2013
    Marzetti dressing any $.50/1 SS 9/15/2013
    Betty crocker gushers, fruit roll ups etc $.50/2 SS 8/17/2013
    General Mills cereal various $1/2 SS 8/3/2013
    Pillsbury toaster strudel, scramble, etc. $.50/2 SS 9/14/2013
    Yoplait greek 100 yogurt cups $1/5 SS 8//17/13
    Nature Valley bars 5ct+, thins, or squares $.50/1 SS 8/17/2013
    Yoplait    cups any $.40/6 SS 8/17/2013
    Yoplait cups any $.50/8 SS 8/17/2013
    (2) Yoplait kids yogurt packs $.75/2 SS 8/17/2013
    Orville Redenbacher pop crunch 5-6oz $.50/1 SS 8/17/2013
    Pam spray any $.30/1 SS 8/4/2013
    Wonderful Pistachios 5oz+ $.50/1 SS 8/4/2013
    Johnsonville grillers any $1/1 SS 8/1/2013
    Dole shakers any $.50/1 SS 8/31/2013
    Gevalia single serve cups package $1.50/1 SS 7/20/2013
    Maxwell House single serve cups package $1/1 SS 7/20/2013
    Cracker barrel cheese 6oz+ $.75/1 SS 8/31/2013
    Olive Garden dinner entrees $4/2 SS 8/25/2013
    Olive Garden lunch entrees $2/2 SS 8/25/2013
    Olive Garden to go $30+ $5/1 SS 8/25/2013
    Land O Lakes gallon $.55/1 SS 8/31/2013
    Deans ice cream 48 oz $.55/1 SS 8/31/2013
    Newtons cookies 8 oz+ $1/1 SS 8/10/2013
    Raid any $.55/1 SS 8/3/2013
    Hershey’s chocolate 6pk $1/2 SS 8/11/2013
    Kraft marshmallows 8oz+ $.20/2 SS 8/11/2013
    Honey maid grahams 14oz+ $1/2 SS 8/11/2013
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  • I just got back from a trip to town to get some of my birthday freebies and decided to stop at the Walgreens on Lacrosse in Rapid City to take advantage of the milk deal and I thought I’d get some of the Hershey’s chocolate bar 6 pks they had advertised 2/$6 to use with the $1/2 coupon in this Sunday’s paper.  When I found the chocolate bars, there was already a manufacturers peelie coupon for $1/1 so I used them instead of the newspaper coupon and got them for $2 each.  I’m not sure if the other locations have these peelies but they did say ‘use at Walgreens’ on them.

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