Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Comp List 9/25-10/01

Hello, everyone!

I wanted to start the list out with an explanation real quick.  On the Dillons ad this week there were 2 typos.  These were fairly BIG typos.  I am not putting these on the comp list because I know they are incorrect.  But, you would not necessarily be in the wrong trying to comp those items- they are listed at that price in the ad.  The two items I am talking about are the All Laundry Detergent and the Yoplait Yogurt (both on the same page).  If you do try to comp these, be sure to have the ad with you! And it may not work so please don't message me if it doesn't! :)

I have also been receiving many, many, many messages about stores no longer matching store brand items.  This comes as no surprise to me! It is actually in Walmart's Corporate Policy that they do not match "competitors private label price promotions," aka Store Brand items.  The Walmart I shop at actually stopped matching these items over a year ago and I figured it was only a matter of time before other stores follow suit.  The good news is that there are many, many more name brand deals that you can comp and a lot of times these prices are even better than store brand prices!  (And this is also why I put the Store Brand items on a separate page.  Before too long I will probably stop including these altogether.)

Finally, there is a new feature on my blog! I have added a coupon bar.  This will hopefully turn into a little bit of income for me when people click on the deals and it might just help you out, too.  If you are looking for a coupon for any of your shopping, please check out the coupon bar! (You will notice it when you open up my blog-  It is an orange bar at the bottom of your screen.  If you put your mouse over it, it should pop up.  You can close it if you want by clicking "close" in the top right corner of the slide-up bar!

I think that is it for now! I start Graduate school on Monday so we will see how that works with the timing of the list- I don't see it affecting it any but who knows.  I will keep you updated!

Happy Shopping!

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Moons (9/25-10/01):

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Comp List 9/18-9/24

Hello, everyone!

I've had quite a crazy week.  Wait.  Did I say that last week? Perhaps.

Anyway, I went on Fox 4 (live!) on Tuesday morning.  You can see the interview here: .  It was an interesting experience, to say the least! Then, I had a quick interview for KMBZ radio and that is going to air sometime on Wednesday (9/18).  If you want to see the story I think you can go to their website ( and see it.

And if you get a chance, come by the Car Show in Ottawa this Saturday! It is an AMAZING time- something there for everyone.  I will be selling raffle tickets for a Handmade Queen-Size Quilt (and another item, too) on the Courthouse lawn from 5:30pm until 8:30pm.  Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6 tickets and proceeds go to CASA (don't know what CASA is? Find more info here:  Come see me, donate to a good cause and try to win some goodies! 

Anyway, I think that is it for now.  Let's get to shopping!

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PS- If you are "new" here- the link to the comp list is right below the dotted line! (Just click on "Comp List 9/18-9/24 and it will open right up.)


Moons (9/18-9/24):

Checkers (9/18-9/24):


Baldwin City Market (9/18-9/24):

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Comp List 9/11-9/17

Hello, everyone!

If you get a chance, take a look at this: .  This is the video they shot while following me around a couple of weeks ago! I think it turned out GREAT! You *might* also be able to find it just by going to Yahoo!'s main page.  I saw it on there Tuesday evening!

Anyway, if you are new to the list, welcome.  If you are "old" to the list then hello again.  I hope the list is somewhat self explanatory- I try to make it that way.  But sometimes what makes sense to me might not to you!   The main idea has always been to open up the list, print it if you can or write down the deals you want to use, then go to Walmart and find the exact same item (same brand, size).  When you check out you just let the cashier know the price you will be paying for that item.  

There are a few tips and tricks and no-no's here and there.  First, you should know what your local Walmart will or will not comp.  Some Walmart stores will match their Great Value brand for the "store brand" listed on the comp list.  Many will not, but if yours does you might be able to get some great deals.  Also, some stores will match from a huge area and some will only match a few local stores.  So be sure you know what stores and deals you can use from the list.  If you aren't sure and don't know someone that knows, give your local store a call.  An Assistant Manager should be able to tell you (I usually ask for an Assistant Manager mainly because sometimes policies vary even from CSM to CSM.  See if you can get an Assistant Manager and then remember his/her name).

Second, you will find what works best for you when you are shopping.  I always keep my comp items separate from my "regular" priced stuff.  I like to put my comp items up last and when I have time I will occasionally put either little sticky notes with the comp price or garage sale stickers on the item while shopping (be sure it can be removed if you decide to not get it for some reason- don't damage the product) and then things are a little smoother at check-out.  

Another important piece of info is KNOW WALMART'S AD MATCH POLICY.  I always joke that I am going to get it tattooed on.  But by really knowing the policy you will know when you are doing things the correct way.  I usually try to attach a copy of it to this email each week so you should always have easy access to it.  

Finally, be kind to your cashier. They are trying to do their job and they sometimes get a hard time from people for various reasons.  You will find what cashiers you like to use and maybe even what ones to avoid.  But always be kind- if they are not following policy or are rude then you have their information right there on your receipt.  (And the same goes for a good one- if you had a great experience call in and leave a nice comment about that cashier!)

OH! And let me tell you once again the different ways you can find the list! It sometimes takes me FOREVER to send it out through email so there are always a few other ways you can get it.  The best way to find it is on my blog:  I post it there Wednesday nights as soon as I am done with it.  The second place I post it to is Facebook: .  But let me warn you- I post EXTREMELY cute pictures of my children frequently, ignore messages for days at a time and cuss like a sailor.  Let's not forget about Twitter- I think I am @CompListLady or something like that.  Oh! And my Yahoo! Group.  The easiest way to join that is to go to my blog and there is a box that you use to sign up for it.  That will send it out to you each week in an email message that I do not have to work my poor little fingers to the bone sending out.  Anyway, that pretty much rounds out our list of ways to get the comp list, except for stealing it from a friend, finding it crumpled in a cart or getting it through the regular email.  

I think I am all talked out for now.  Happy Shopping!

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Comp List 9/04-9/10

Hello, everyone!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far! I have been EXTREMELY busy (what's new?).  I had a couple of people fly in from New York to follow me around while grocery shopping and then do an interview.  It was fun! I will share the information about where you can see the video when I have more info.  

I don't have much else to say so let's get on with the deals. :)

Happy shopping! 
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Moons (9/04-9/10): 

Baldwin City Market (9/04-9/10):

Whole Foods: