@mistercheap Not sure what you mean “if it goes through”. I ordered on July 2, signing up for SnS and paid with gc. I’d just earned a $125 Amazon gc for opening a Prime Amex card and paid with the gc. Maybe its subsequent shipments that can’t be paid for with gc.
All I can say is, read the posts on Reddit. some people were stating they couldn’t use their GC’s to place a NEW S&S order. In the event that news was true for some or all, I shared it here.
yes, I did as well but the $2.50 bonus attached to it is still blanked out. I wrote them, they said wait 14 days and it should appear or write them again. We’ll see. Only reason I bought the $10 GC was for the $2.50 bonus.
My $2.50 was fixed in a day, and that rep also fixed another item without being asked.
The numbers should be: $40 x 7 = $280 rewards for $50 ink. Premier status is free with the Staples More account.
I already stopped participating in the recycling program a few months ago. Got tired of looking for things to buy every month just to use up the rewards.
No, for purposes of my account, the #'s are correct. I’m at base level. If I were earning $40 per month vs $20 maybe I’d hang on. But I’d have to join the Staples Plus thing at $50 to earn $40, so oop would be $150 to earn $480 per year. Now, that’s not a bad return per se, but I’ve become unsettled by Staples continual reduction of benefits and no advance warning on changes with policy changes, not to mention no balance coupons which can be a pain in the butt.
If they run a really good promo on ink (say 50% back, maybe even 40% in rewards) I might bite on the $50 but until then just going to do the OD program and stay on the sidelines.
Does anyone know if you don’t have Prime and instead spend $35+ in order to get free shipping, how fast is the shipping speed? Does it take just a few days or more like a week to get your stuff?
I like Prime Video, but there are cheaper alternatives. You can get ad-supported Hulu for 99 cents a month from Black Friday promos and there are other good streaming services that are free such as Tubi and Pluto.
I guess it mostly depends on how often you make Amazon purchases to see if is worth it for you.
@mistercheap yeah, I use that a lot but just pointing out that the Premier benefits are not as good as Plus. Got an “oops” email from Rewards saying that we get 5% back in Rewards on everything not 2% as the first email said.
I don’t use chemical exfoliation. I use mechanical/abrasive scrubs that are gently enough to use daily if desired/don’t leave the skin feeling abraded or raw. I’d use mechanical exfoliation the day before using the epilator, then immediately use witch hazel or aloe, and (if desired) wait a couple of days before using glycolic acid or other chemical exfoliators.
Well, I visited another Dollar Tree near me and they have repriced everything with the “$1.25” shelf tags. For some reason, I recall seeing it was to take effect this past Tuesday but too lazy to search.
I did just receive an email from Big Lots indicating they are pushing their “Onederland of deals” where everything is $1.00 except a couple of items on the link were $1.09 and $1.39. Close enough for Big Lots!
@mistercheap I suspect not. It will probably be like Lands End was in Sears. You couldn’t use Sears g.c. to pay for Lands End merchandise. Sounds like Petco is headed down the same path. First they trimmed the lines they carry. Now they are reducing the overhead of freestanding stores by renting retail space.
Petco opened a store near me within the past 10 years. Their upper management must stink because I don’t think a store manager has lasted 2 years. The cans are dusty; the staff doesn’t have time to clean. That tells me that the managers don’t have a high enough budget to pay for more staff hours.
My cats like normal cat food with additives, gluten & flavor enhancers. I’m definitely shopping less at Petco since they went “no artificial gluten free”. PetSmart carries both “normal” and gluten free foods. IDK how profitable cat litter is but most breeders and many pet owners have changed to wood pellets. They are a LOT cheaper. I used to pay ~$15 for 20 lbs of clay litter. Last summer I paid $2 per 40 lbs of wood pellets on FB marketplace. Tractor Supply even changed their packaging! Instead of “Equine Pelletized Bedding” its now “Pelletized Bedding for Horses and Small Animals” with a cat & a bunny sitting next to a horse.
@mistercheap I knew this a long time ago when I first started using coupons. After the first use of their coupon of 30 percent, I realized that this was a hoax and I didn’t need to touch their coupons at all anymore.
If you pay cash and just use the 30% off, it’s not a hoax. But combining it was any other offers? a hoax.
@dangeruss Coupons of course. On BF Colgate was a $1.50 MM at RA (just like it is this week). 4 Colgate gave $6 overage. Added a bottle of Tide which was on sale. $1/1 Tide q. Unfortunately only 9 Tide in stock. I can’t recall how much Tide was. If it was $8.99 then I paid $1.99 each.
This week the 25 load is on sale for $4.94. If I wanted it I would buy 2 Colgate for -$3 + 1 Tide - $1/1 mq. Pay 94¢. Repeat for 7 bottles with oop $6.58 and earn $10 BC. So MM Tide. You can also buy 6 ($29.64) and get a filler to reach $30 for the $10 BC but better resale for Tide than for fillers so I get 7.
I get original Tide HE and stores don’t get many so coming up with 7 means driving to at least 2 and maybe more stores. I don’t need Tide so I’m not willing to drive. I’m using my Colgate overage this week on vitamins.
Sheesh, they are getting pricey for an on-demand service. Especially compared to the multiple sub-$5 options (for trials, at least) for lots of other streaming services. (Hulu for 99¢ a month with the BF promo, I also got three months of Discovery+ for 99¢ a month plus $13 back via SwagBucks, six months of Motortrend for 99¢ a month, two months of Showtime+ for 99¢ a month as a Prime add-on promo.) It’s become subscribe to Netflix to watch Stranger Things when new seasons begin and then drop them immediately.
Thanks for the advice. I just got a deal on Starz, $20 for 6 months, and will cancel that at the end of the 5th month. I used PayPal. Has anyone ever had a problem cancelling a Starz subscription? Or cancelling a subscription that’s being paid for through PayPal? I’m also going to cancel Hulu and will put an alert on my calendar to watch for their deal next BF. We don’t need a Google Chromecast, but I appreciate your mentioning it as an option.
is the $600 reporting for Swagbucks and Mypoints combined, or is it $600 each?
Excellent question. I am wondering about that too as I am signed up for both Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars.
It’s separate. Each company, though all three are under the Prodege umbrella of ownership, is distinct from one another. I got the $600 warning from SB but not from MP when I tried to do my final redemption of the year on each.
Op, I see your point. I try not to shop at Kohls often. I hate that they require you to spend the KC asap and that KC gets applied before any % off coupons. Since Kohl’s prices are pretty inflated, applying KC before % off coupons basically means you are buying the item at an inflated price.
But I think store credit works more like a GC than KC so I wouldn’t feel too cheated.
EDIT: From reading the article, no, it does not list locations they plan to close. They are probably still figuring that out. There are a lot of Rite Aids in my area. Within a 5 miles radius of my house there are around 8 Rite Aid stores.
Hey, MC, since this is not a deal per se, wouldn’t this be better placed in the deal discussion forum?
@MrVietnam leave it here for 24 hours so people see it, then move it if that’s ok w/you.
So just a heads up, if you haven’t already received spam from this breach you might be ok. I have seen quite a few show up in my spam folder the past few weeks.
Today’s spam even had gmail’s “-This message was sent from a trusted sender.” in the traditional gmail green highlighted typeface and lettering. Obviously everything else about it was fake (sender, insecure message warning from the sender, and random numbers in the email domains and email sender) so it got sent to the spam folder automatically, but be on the lookout.
I’m still peeved about T-Mobile leaking all of this anyway. If T-Mobile really had SSNs and drivers licenses all on display, geez…
As MISTERCHEAP said, the cost of buying ink cartridges on eBay has gone up. I’d love to be able to get 300 for $50 to $60 as I haven’t found a deal like that in several months. As long as I can still manage to accumulate $80 every 2 months, I can manage to spend $80 at one time to stockpile toner cartridge, printer paper, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. With my toner cartridges running about $87 each, if my investment is the cost of 40 empty cartridges and $10 (two months of the cost of buying ink to qualify to redeem 20 a month), I’m still doing well. I don’t like the change to having to use all of the reward at one time, but I can live with it. Just hope they don’t make any other changes.
I just chatted and CSR gave me the info which I wasn’t able to find on the site.
In the process I was told "The credit for August will be issued no later than 09/08/2021."
That’s pretty early but means that it can stack with the Rewards expiring 9-15 and 9-30.