Dollar General Offering Digital Coupons!!! (Coming Soon To Your Area – Sign Up Now)

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Clipless Coupons Coming to Dollar

Dollar General is rolling out a new feature at it’s stores — clipless coupons!  They are rolling this out across the country (which means it may not yet be available where you live).  Just watch your local store, and when you see the DG Digital Coupons Logo at your register, you know it has arrived!

You will be able to load all of the Dollar General coupons directly to your digital account and then they will be automatically applied to those purchases in the store!  Here is how to get started:

1. Visit Dollar General (the Digital Coupons Page) and click on the Yellow Sign Up Today Button.2. Create an account (this is different from your regular account – it is a DG Digital Coupons account).

3. Fill out all sections of the form – including your mobile number (this is required as this is how the coupons are accessed in the store).  However, if you do not have a mobile, you can use your home number.  Just make sure you select home from the type of phone drop down box.

Tips:  Make sure your password is at least eight characters and make sure you read through the terms and conditions to get to the bottom of that page, or the black Register Button will not appear.

4. On the second page, it will ask you questions about your receipts and how you would like to receive them.  Answer accordingly.

5.  The last question they will ask is about promotions and if you want to get signed up.  Answer accordingly.

6.  Press the black Start Saving button and you are signed up!

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After you are signed up, they will take you to the current list of coupons you can clip to add to your account.  When you get to the register, you will enter your phone number and those coupons will be applied to your purchase — without your having to clip them!


Sonic’s Shake Up The Competition Challenge: McDonalds vs. Sonic. Which Did We Choose?

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Sonic recently contacted me about a challenge they were running called — Sonic’s Shake Up The Competition Challenge.  They wanted to put one of their delicious shakes up against the competition and prove that they were tastier.  I asked my five and nine year old daughters if they would help me taste some shakes and they immediately said YES!

We first stopped by Sonic and picked up a small vanilla shake and small chocolate shake.  Then, we drove to McDonald’s and ordered a small McCafe vanilla and chocolate shake – so we could have a good comparison.

When we got home, the first thing we did were some comparisons:

 

FLAVOR VARIETY

 

When we went to McDonald’s they only had 3 varieties of shakes — vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.  Compare this to Sonic where there are more than 25 and it Sonic wins hands down when it comes to variety and options for consumers.  My girls are anxious to go back and try one of the unique flavors found only at Sonic.

 

PRESENTATION

 

We carefully looked at both shakes.  Both came in the same type of cup with a large plastic covering on the top, to prevent drips.  Each one even had whipped cream and a cherry topping it off, so they were well matched in that department

However, the Sonic cup was styrofoam, which prevented melting.  The McDonald’s shake came in a plastic cup and by the time we got home, some of their product had already melted.

That being said, it was nice to be able to look through the plastic cup to determine which flavor was which.  I had to taste the ones from Sonic to find out which was chocolate vs. vanilla as we could not tell since they both had whipped cream over the top of them.  Maybe someone can invent a see through cup that insulates as well as styrofoam does?  ;-)

 

TASTE

 

This was, of course, the most fun part of all!   I grabbed a blindfold for my girls and me.  I had each of them try it and then I did so myself.   I didn’t tell them what we were doing, just that we needed to do something fun to try two shakes.  They did not know that Sonic was the one sponsoring this challenge, so they wouldn’t think to select them.  When I did my own challenge,  I even made sure as to not touch the cup so I would not be influenced at all.  Click below to find out which one each of us selected!

 

EMMA

CHARLOTTE

 

Both of the girls tried the vanilla shake.  They said that both were pretty smooth, but the McDonalds one tasted more like milk than a shake, as it had already melted so much.  I asked them if one was sweeter and they said that the McDonalds one was sweeter, but a little too sweet for them.

 

MOM


I tried the chocolate versions of both shakes.  The McDonald’s McCafe shake was a little too sweet for me.  It was almost “too chocolatey” and had more of a chocolate milk consistency rather than the thick creamy taste and texture I like in a shake.

When trying the Sonic shake, it was very light and creamy compared to the McDonald’s shake which was thinner and soupy (for lack of a better word).

 

TEXTURE

 

The McDonald’s shakes had melted quite a bit so they were rather thin and soupy, whereas the Sonic shakes stayed frozen longer, which resulted in a creamy, thicker texture.  I did take a spoon to check for lumps and they both did a great job as they were LUMP FREE!!!  (Just what I love in a good shake).

 

MELT FACTOR

 

I’ve mentioned this a few times above, but the McDonald’s McCafe shake melted much more quickly than the Sonic version.  I prefer my shakes thicker whereas others love them thinner (and easier to consume using a straw).  That is totally a consumer’s preference, but the fact that the Sonic one did not melt as quickly earned it two thumbs up in my book.

 

I will admit that I figured at least one of us would select the McDonald’s McCafe shake as the better option.  Seeing that all three of us chose the same one really says a lot – that we either all love the same types of products or that Sonic’s shakes really were better.  I guess that means you’ll have to conduct your own challenge to find out for yourself!

sonic shake taste

 

This was a sponsored post on behalf of Sonic.  Gift cards were provided to cover the costs of the products purchased.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced by any parties.

Several New Target Store Coupons for School Supplies!

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There are several BRAND NEW printable coupons you can grab to save on your school supplies purchase at Target!  You can print the following:

$1/2 Bic Writing Instruments
$2/$10 Crayola Purchase
$2/1 Mead Five Star Zipper Binder
$1/2 PaperMate Products purchase
$1/1 Uni-ball Item
$1/1 Post-It Notes product
$1/1 Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens, 3 ct or Highlighters Multipack

Here are some deal ideas for you:

 

If you opt to pick up other items, don’t forget that you can stack these coupons with some current Cartwheel offers, which include:

20% off of Crayola Colored Pencils, 36 ct
10% off of Crayola Character Art Kits
20% off of PaperMate Ink Joy 700RT, 4 ct
20% off of PaperMate Profile Pens
20% off of Sharpie Promo Pack, 15 ct
5% off of Scotch Scissors

2 Free Suave Hair Care Products at Target With Coupons

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Yay! There is an super hot coupon freebie at Target right now for Suave Shampoo and Conditioner! After coupons, you can grab 2 for FREE! Check out this deal idea:

Buy (1) Suave Shampoo, $.94
Buy (1) Suave Conditioner, $.94
Use (2) $0.50/1 Suave Hair Care printables
Stack with the $1/2 Suave Target Mobile Coupon (text PACKITBACK to 827438)
Final Price: 2 for FREE!
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Thanks, FTM!

Kleenex Facial Tissue Only $0.89 Each at Walgreens

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This week, head to Walgreens for this nice Kleenex Tissues stock up deal! After sale, coupon and Ibotta offer, you can grab 6 boxes for only  $0.89 each!

Buy (6) Kleenex, 75 ct, $2.19 B1G1 Free
Use (1) $0.50/3 boxes 48 ct+ or one Bundle pk Kleenex in the 7/13 Smartsource insert
Submit for the $0.75 cash back Kleenex Ibotta offer
Final Price: $0.89 each!
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Thanks, Wild for Wags!

Dynex Wireless Optical Mouse Only $4.99 Shipped (Reg. $9.99) – Today Only!

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Get rid of those tangled USB cords once and for all with this hot Best Buy deal! Today only, you can grab this Dinex Wireless Optical Mouse (blue or silver) for only $4.99 + FREE shipping (reg. $9.99)!

Simplify control of your computer with this Dynex™ DX-WLM1401-SV mouse that features optical technology for reliable accuracy. The 2.4GHz wireless technology permits a flexible range of motion to ensure comfort during use.

Make Your Own Twinkies With This Wilton Delectovals Cake Pan Only $4.99 (Reg. $12.99)

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Have you ever wanted to make your Twinkies (or other delicious mini-cakes or bread loaves)? If so, now you can, without breaking the bank on an expensive pan! Right now, Amazon has this 5-Star Rating Wilton Delectovals Cake Pan for only $4.99 (reg. $12.99)!

  • Material: steel with nonstick finish
  • Wilton makes it easy for you to make snack cakes amazing
  • Makes individual snack treats-12 cavity
  • Recipes are included
  • Dishwasher safe; Limited 10-year warranty

Shipping is free if you spend $35 or more on qualifying purchases — or if you belong to Amazon Prime (even if you have a trial membership).  Click HERE to learn more!

**Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

Vaseline Spray & Go Lotions + Oral-B Toothbrushes Only $0.36 Each at Target

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If you haven’t used this $5 off a $15+ Personal Care Purchase printable yet, then you may want to check out this awesome Target stock up deal! After stacked coupons, you’ll pay just $0.36 each for Vaseline Spray & Go lotions and Oral-B toothbrushes! Check out this scenario:

Buy 2 Oral-B Pro-Health Toothbrushes $1.48 each
Buy 2 Vaseline Spray & Go $6.49 each
Use (1) $5 off 1 $15+ Personal Care Purchase printable, the in-ad Target coupon, or the Target Mobile Coupon (text CARE to 827438)
Also, use (1) BOGO FREE Vaseline Spray Lotion in the 7/13 Redplum insert
And, stack with (2) $1.50/2 Oral-B Toothbrush printables
Final Price: $0.36 each!
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Thanks, Totally Target!

Hello Sunshine Game Only $9.98 (Reg. $19.99)

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Right now, you can pick up this highly-rated Hello Sunshine Game for only $9.98 (reg. $19.99) from Amazon! This is a fun way to teach your little one problem-solving skills! Shipping is free if you spend $35 or more on qualifying purchases — or if you belong to Amazon Prime (even if you have a trial membership).  Click HERE to learn more!

For the first time, hide and seek and plush toys, two toddler favorites are brightly matched in an active play game. Parents and toddlers take turns hiding and finding Sunshine, a soft, huggable sun-shaped toy. As they excitedly seek Sunshine or hide it with glee toddlers learn to understand and respond to positional concepts such as Next To, Behind, On Top of and Under. An adorable first game for parents and toddlers to play together.

  • Delightful first game for toddlers
  • Includes plush toy and 18 double-sided cards with 36 total images
  • Hide and seek game play appeals to toddlers
  • Helps build vocabulary and language skills
  • Machine-washable with self-contained storage

**Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

 

What’s Free In Stores This Week!!

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There are always freebies at your favorite store, but finding them may be challenging.  We’ve got some of the week’s BEST freebies which you can find a some of your favorite stores, all in one place!

CVS
RITE AID
Walgreens
Walmart