Dollar General Weekly Deals 7/5-7/7/15

Here are the weekly deals and coupon matchups for Dollar General.

  • Be sure to sign up for mobile coupons and text alerts for offers sent to your phone.
  • You can also find out how to shop their $5/25 coupon sales HERE.
  • These are the TOP deals for the week, not the entire matchup.
  • Make sure to click the links at the bottom for all the deals!

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3 Day Sale
Beverages

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Coca-Cola, 12 pk 12 oz cans – $2.67 – Must buy 3 to get discount price

Limit 6Includes: Select varieties

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Sprite Products, 12 pk 12 oz cans – $2.67 – Must buy 3 to get discount price

Limit 6Includes: Select varieties

Bread & Bakery
Breakfast & Cereal

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Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal, 18.7 – 20 oz – $1.85

Includes: Original or Crunch Berries

Condiments, Spice & Baking

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Clover Valley Salad Dressing, 16 oz – $0.75

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.75
Final Price: $0.55
Includes Ibotta Offer
Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Little Debbie Snack Cakes, 10.6 – 16.2 oz – $1.50

Includes: Nutty Bars, Swiss Rolls, Oatmeal Creme Pies or Honey Buns

Final Price: $0.75
Home Supplies

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Hefty Trash Bags – $4.75

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.75
Final Price: $2.75
Buy 1; Use one $1.00/1 Coupon; Includes MobiSave Rebate

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Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.75
Personal Care

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Dial Bar Soap, 6 ct – $2.25

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.25
Final Price: $1.25
Includes Ibotta Offer
Click for full matchups

Target: Gold Peak Tea (18.5 oz) $.19

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Now thru 8/2 you can get Gold Peak Tea for only $.19 at Target!

Here’s the deal:

Buy (1) Gold Peak Tea 18.5 oz, $1.49
Use 20% off Gold Peak Tea 18.5 oz Single Bottles Target Cartwheel (exp 8/2)
Pay Out of Pocket: $1.19
Submit Ibotta Rebate for $1 Gold Peak Tea 18.5 oz
Final Price: $.19

Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!

How to Get Mystery Shopper Jobs & Mystery Shopping Companies List

Mystery Shopper Jobs

Getting Mystery Shopper Jobs for credible companies can appear to be an industry secret. There are so many scams out there that it becomes overwhelming very quickly when trying to figure out how to get started. But, with the help of experienced shopper Sarah, I’m going to help you get started with tips, instructions, and a great list of companies that are 100% legit.

First things you know:

  • DO NOT PAY TO SIGN UP WITH A MYSTERY SHOPPING COMPANY – There are services out there that claim to help you get good jobs, but the truth is, if you sign up directly with the companies below, you will get plenty of opportunities.
  • Getting started with mystery shopping can be like any other job – You have to get your foot in the door and prove yourself to move up to better paying shops. These are businesses that are getting paid to provide competent shoppers that can give detailed observations and provide information that will better a company. These opportunities are not created so that you can make a quick buck.
  • You are not an employee – These opportunities are done as an independent contractor. You are responsible for all expenses and taxes.

What to expect with Mystery Shopper Jobs:

  • Small shops to start – Think $0-$10 job pay plus low caps on reimbursement amounts
  • Pay out of pocket first, get reimbursed in 14-90 days – Almost no company pays up front for mystery shopper jobs. Higher value shops will sometimes issue vouchers, but those are not the norm and not typically at the starter level.
  • Short turn around for work – Many companies require reports within 24 hours or less. If you are short on time, this might not be for you. Missing deadlines can get your account suspended or removed.
  • Grammar counts – Many companies will ask for a writing sample at sign up, but even after that you are expected to turn in detailed, well written reports.
  • Detailed instructions and work – Some shops, even at the lower levels, come with several pages of instructions. Many are step by step and you must do everything on the list to get paid. Watch out for required shop days and times, not every shop can be done all times of the day or week.
  • You may need stuff – Timer, digital camera, scanner, fax, internet access for various parts of the shopping and report process. Make sure you have everything you need before you accept or attempt to complete a shop. These are at your expense.
  • You pay self employment taxes – Some companies will ask up front for your information, including social security number, some don’t. You may be issued a 1099-MISC as an independent contractor. Chances are that only happens if you earn $600+ for an individual company, but many will require it up front so they can verify your identity and so they have it on hand to issue tax forms. Even if you don’t receive a 1099-MISC you should be tracking and claiming all income and reimbursements from these jobs for tax purposes – It’s reported on the Schedule C attached to your 1040.
  • Keep track of your expenses (and I suggest you consult your accountant) – You should get to write these off as part of your self employment income as a mystery shopper.
    • Mileage – between multiple shops, typically to and from your home is not allowed as in independent contractor, because it’s the same as driving to and from a regular job in the eyes of the IRS.
    • Money paid – Yes, even if it’s reimbursed! You have to claim that money as income too, so that portion is a wash. But do not claim amounts above the reimbursement level if you go over, those are not required purchases. If the required purchase goes over the reimbursement you can claim it all – but that’s the exception, not the rule.
    • Certification fees – typically at higher levels or if you want to be an certified and rated shopper.
    • Equipment – if purchased and primarily used for your mystery shopper job, these may qualify as an expense and may be put on a depreciation schedule.

How to Become a Mystery Shopper:

  • Sign up with the right companies (see links below)
  • Read the terms
  • Fit the profile
  • Live in an area that has opportunities
  • Apply for opportunities you can complete
  • Get Certified (MSPA North America is well known and accepted in the industry with a BBB A+ rating) – This is one legitimate expense in mystery shopper jobs you may want to consider. Getting certified shows you have passed a standard in the business and can “fast pass” or allow you into higher paying jobs.

Getting in and accepted into some companies is harder than getting into others. Chances are you will be denied as a shopper to some of the companies with higher paying jobs until after you have been a member of the smaller ones and have done well with them. However, if you have a background in writing, retail, or blogging that you can prove it can help your chances of getting accepted.

How to Stay a Mystery Shopper:

  • Follow the rules.
  • Select only offers you can complete within the time frame.
  • Don’t shop until you have the full instructions and the notification you were assigned the job.
  • Watch your emails for follow up and respond quickly. If you missed answering anything they will let you know.
  • Stay active with the company. The more you do, the more you will get assigned.
  • Don’t take jobs you aren’t interested in. For the low amount of pay they can become a lot of extra work.

Tips to Keep You on Track:

  • Print the shop details out – but don’t take them in with you! Unless specifically told to identify yourself, you need to do everything you can to avoid being noticed as a mystery shopper
  • Get organized – keep your details straight to keep you on track. I’ve put together a Mystery Shopper Sites and Logins printable for you to track the usernames, passwords, and payment terms you may need. Might I suggest a 3 ring binder, and pocket folders with divider tabs to keep you organized? (PS – those should be an office expense you can write off.)
  • Keep track of your assignments and income – I’ve put together a couple of printables for you. Get your Mystery Shopper Assignment Log and Mystery Shopper Expense Log.
  • Keep your receipts – Might I suggest a 12 month expanding file? (PS – those should be an office expense you can write off.)

Legit Companies to Get You Started:

NOTE: Many companies restrict shoppers from sharing the exact brands they work with in public. So, instead of weeding through every companies rules everything below is staying general. Also, many of the companies below are members of the A+ BBB rated MSPA North America.

Other Helpful Hints:

  • Get a separate email account – You will get A LOT of emails from some companies. But don’t forget to check it often!
  • Start small – PLEASE don’t sign up for every company and try to start doing 50 shops a day (impossible even for the best shopper!). Take it slow, learn as you go, and really take the time to educate yourself if you want to make this a long term opportunity for yourself.
  • Be professional – In your shops, in your contact with the companies you are working for. It’s a job, not an online message board. Tone is so hard to tell in email, remember that the person on the other end is not only doing their job, they are evaluating you.
  • Stay updated – Be it your profile with the companies you work with or the newsletters they send out, make sure you read the information they send. These legitimate companies are some of the best resources for learning how to spot a mystery shopping scam.

That should get you started on the mystery shopper path. Are you ready to get going?

Kroger Mega Event: Under $1.00 Deals

under 1 deals This Kroger Mega Event has been amazing with not only free deals but money makers too! Now you can find all the Kroger Mega Event Under $1.00 Deals with Matchups below!

:: BREAK DOWN ::
Skinner Pasta $0.19

Redeem $0.20 Pasta Ibotta Offer
Total: FREE

Kool-aid Canisters $0.99

Minute Maid Juice 59oz $0.99

General Mills Cereals $1.49
Use $0.75/1 Cheerios Cereal coupon
or $0.50/1 Lucky Charms Cereal
or $0.75/1 Lucky Charms Cereal SS 6/21
Total: $0.74

Cheez-It Crackers $1.99
Use $1.00/1 Cheez-It Coupon (must redeem 850pts)
Total: $0.99

Sweet Baby ray’s BBQ Sauce $0.99
Use $1.00/2 Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce SS 5/10
Total: $0.49

Eggo Waffles $1.49
Use $1.00/1 Eggo Product coupon (must redeem 850pts)
Total: $0.49

Speed Stick Deodorant $1.49
Use $0.50/1 Speed Stick Deodorant SS 6/14
Total: $0.99

Betty Crocker Ultimate Hamburger Helper $1.49
Use $0.50/1 Ultimate Helper coupon
Total: $0.99

Hefty Foam Plates $1.49
Use $1.00/2 Hefty Foam Product coupon
or $1.00/2 Hefty Foam Product RP 5/17
Total: $0.99

Hefty Storage Bags $1.49
Use $1.00/2 Hefty bags coupon
Total: $0.99

Purex ScentSplash Booster $2.49
Use $1.00/1 Purex ScentSplash Booster coupon
Redeem Try Me Free Rebate
Total: FREE

Lay’s Stax Chips $0.99

Ronzoni Pastas $0.49

Lady Speed Stick Deodrant $1.49
Use $0.50 Lady Speed Stick coupon SS 6/14
Total: $0.99

Chicken of the Sea Canned Tuna $0.99

Chicken of the Sea Tuna Pouch $0.99

Dial Foaming Hand Soap $1.49
Use $1.00/2 Kroger Digital coupon
Total: $0.99

Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta $0.49
Use $1.00/2 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta Items SS 6/28
Total: FREE

 

More awesome Kroger Deals
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Kroger Mega Event: Puffs Tissues only $0.49

puffs tissues mega event There are two new Puffs Tissues that will make them as low as $0.49 each at the Kroger Mega Event! Stock up for the cold season now with the $0.50/1 Puffs Softpack Tissues coupon or the $0.25/1 Puffs Tissues coupon HERE. Puffs Tissues are on sale for between $0.99-$1.49 so check your store!

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:: BREAK DOWN ::
Puffs Soft Pack Tissues $0.99-$1.49
Use $0.50/1 Puffs Softpack Tissue coupon
Total: $0.49

Puffs Tissues $0.99
Use $0.25/1 Puffs Tissues coupon
Total: $0.74

 

More awesome Kroger Deals
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Amazon $10 off $30 Grocery Coupon Code

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Amazon Prime members can use promo code 10OFFGRO to get $10 off $30 of select grocery items.

You can choose anything from this page. This offer is while supplies last or 7/8/15.

Not a prime member? You can get Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

How to Change Your Printer Settings & Save Money

How to Change Your Printer Settings & Save Money

How to Change Your Printer Settings & Save Money

Sure you can save money when you print by shopping around for printer ink deals (check out Simply Ink and use code ERASER for an additional 10% offthey run great specials), but you can reduce your use as well with a few little changes to your printer.

Change the settings on your printer

First thing you need to do is get to your control panel on your computer and find your printer. It’s a little bit different for different computers and operating systems. On Mac’s it’s under “System Preferences” then “Print & Scan”. On older versions of Windows you go to the start button, then select Settings, then Control Panel to find the printers. On the newest Windows 8 you need to start at the “Libraries” button that looks like file folders and select “Desktop” then “Control Panel”.

After all of the above, you should then be able to locate your printer.

Right click to find “Printing Preferences”

Once you open that, you will see your options for your printer. In almost all cases the options you need are now on the tab that opesn up.

Look for “Greyscale” or “Black & White Only” and make sure it is selected to make your printer default to only using black ink (which is cheaper) when printing. Don’t worry, most stores allow coupons in black & white knowing how much more expensive it is for color ink. Just make sure you know your store’s policy for sure.

Also look for “Quick Print” or “Draft” printing options. This will make your printer use less ink, print faster and also save you money. As long as you have ink in your cartridge, it still prints dark enough that registers can your coupons.

Select “OK” or “Save” and then print!

60% Off Pet Treats Today Only!

 

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Today only, you can save 60% on Pet Treats!  Head on over here and see all of the different deals!

These can sell out, especially when it’s a really great deal or near the holiday. And make sure you check out the Amazon Lightning Deals Preview and Amazon Deals too. Shipping may be extra, be sure to check out Amazon Prime for FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING (use THIS LINK for a free 30 day trial!)

GO HERE to get this deal.

Amazon Gold Box Deal

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Make sure to check out MyLitter’s Amazon Favorites. Find out which items we see deals on most often, some of the best add on items to get to $35.00 for Free Super Saver Shipping and many more goodies everyone loves.

Learn how to check your Amazon credit balance, find out the answer to how does Amazon Subscribe & Save Work and find out how to beat people to Amazon Lightning Deals.

*Remember that Amazon prices can change without notice. Please verify price before ordering.

Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection Set for $15.98! {50% off}

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If you have a Minecraft fan in the house, this Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection Hardcover 4 Book Set is a great accessory to have on hand!  Amazon has it marked down to just $15.98 right now!  This is half off!

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 7
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Box edition (October 21, 2014)
  • Language: English

Shipping is FREE with a $35 purchase or Amazon Prime. This is a great time to get a FREE Trial of Amazon Prime, so that you can get free 2 – Day shipping for the Holiday’s! (use THIS LINK for a free 30 day trial!)

Learn how to check your Amazon credit balance, find out the answer to how does Amazon Subscribe & Save Work and find out how to beat people to Amazon Lightning Deals.

*Remember that Amazon prices can change without notice. Please verify price before ordering.

Inflatable Hot Tub Just $296 Today Only!

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Today only, Amazon has this Inflatable Hot Tub for just $296 for a 4 person tub or $337 for a 6 person tub!

  • Portable, inflatable hot tub
  • Heats up to 104 Degree F (40 Degree C)
  • Comfortably fits 4 – 6 persons (254 gal/963l water capacity)
  • Cushioned air mat floor
  • Lay-Z-Massage system

These can sell out, especially when it’s a really great deal or near the holiday. And make sure you check out the Amazon Lightning Deals Preview and Amazon Deals too. Shipping may be extra, be sure to check out Amazon Prime for FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING (use THIS LINK for a free 30 day trial!)

GO HERE to get this deal.

Amazon Gold Box Deal

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Make sure to check out MyLitter’s Amazon Favorites. Find out which items we see deals on most often, some of the best add on items to get to $35.00 for Free Super Saver Shipping and many more goodies everyone loves.

Learn how to check your Amazon credit balance, find out the answer to how does Amazon Subscribe & Save Work and find out how to beat people to Amazon Lightning Deals.

*Remember that Amazon prices can change without notice. Please verify price before ordering.