Saturday, October 25, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

Lost & Found


VideoLost Dog! Golden/Pyrenees mix, Kaiha, was last seen October 11 - Hwy 119 - Denhawken area. Was wearing collar (Drama Queen). Please help us find her! Call Billy 210-745-6059. Thank you!
Lost: Diamond set in gold mounting prongs, fell off my wife's wedding ring, in Floresville, reward offered. 210-867-1319.
If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Supervision Officer for ATASCOSA COUNTY. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board in Criminology, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Science, Counseling, Pre-Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Development, Public Administration, or a related field that has been approved by the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), or one year of graduate study in one of the above mentioned fields, or one year experience in full-time casework, counseling, or community or group work that has been approved by CJAD.  This position requires some evening and/or weekend work. Salary: Negotiable, plus Regular State benefits. Closing Date: Resumes will be taken until November 4, 2014. Procedure: Applicants should submit a typed resume and copy of college transcript to: Mario Bazan, Director, 914 Main Street, Ste #120, Jourdanton, TX  78026 The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Plastic Product Formers, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time blow-mold operator. Must be willing to perform physical work in an outside environment and work 10-12 hour shifts including overtime. Must be willing to work some weekend and night shifts. Will be required to clean, set-up, operate and monitor blow-mold equipment while also performing trimming and inspection of production parts. Includes packaging and material handling. Must pass background check and drug test. Excellent benefits offered. Fax 210-635-7999, email resumes@vpracingfuels.com, 7124 Richter Road, Elmendorf, TX.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Tips from the Coupon Queen


BOGO: Get more for less




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Jill Cataldo is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

January 23, 2013 | 1515 views | 1 comment

Last week, we discussed ways to use Buy One, Get One Free coupons on BOGO sales to achieve maximum savings. Readers popped up with additional questions about these valuable coupons. Listen in and learn how to start saving more.

Dear Jill, With a BOGO sale, can I use one coupon on each item I’m buying or just on the free one? -- Danielle P.

Dear Danielle, In most cases, you can, indeed, use a coupon on each item purchased in a BOGO sale. Let’s revisit a couple of the scenarios we discussed last week and plug in your information.

Example 1: My store has packages of disposable razors on sale for $8.49, Buy One, Get One Free. At this store, the first package of razors rings up at $8.49, and the second package scans as $0.

I have two $2 coupons for the razors. This store allows one coupon to be used on each item purchased in a BOGO sale, including the free item. When each $2 coupon is scanned, the price drops to $4.49, so I’ll pay $4.49 for the two packages.

Example 2: My store has packages of crackers on sale for $3, Buy One Get One Free. At this store, both items ring up at half price during a BOGO sale. Each package of crackers rings up at $1.50. I have two 50-cent coupons for the crackers. I use one on each item and pay $2 for both, or $1 each.

Stores that sell each item for half price during a BOGO sale typically will allow you to “split” the sale. Imagine I had a $1 coupon and only wanted to buy one package of crackers, because I didn’t have a coupon to use on the second package. With this sale structure, I would pay 50 cents after the coupon and not have to buy the second package.

Check your store’s coupon policy to determine how your store structures BOGO sales. Some stores do not allow a coupon to be used on the free item in this situation.

Dear Jill, If I have a Buy One Get One Free coupon, can I still use a second coupon on the first item I am buying, the one the BOGO coupon doesn’t apply to? I mean, I’m paying full price for it. My store policy says it’s fine but sometimes the coupons don’t scan right.” -- Sherri C.

Dear Sherri, Depending on the store’s policy and the way the coupons are coded, you may, indeed, be able to use both coupons. Let’s use another example: My store has dog treats on sale for $2 per box. I have a “Buy one box, get one box free” coupon for the treats. I also have a $1 manufacturer coupon. I will use the $1 coupon on the first box and the BOGO coupon on the second box. This leaves me paying just $1 for both boxes of treats -- a price that I (and my dog!) can get excited about.

But what might stand in the way of this deal? Some stores’ coupon policies prohibit shoppers from using a dollar-off coupon in conjunction with a BOGO coupon. Additionally, some BOGO coupons are coded in such a way as to discount one of the items while prohibiting a dollar-off coupon from being used on one of the items in the transaction. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to ascertain how your coupon is coded. The only way to know whether it will work is to try the coupon at the point of checkout.

No matter how you BOGO, the bottom line is that with your coupons, you pay far less than someone who simply buys the items with no regard to sale prices or coupon discounts. My goal is always to cut the price of what I’m buying by 50 percent or more. High-value BOGO coupons are a big component in helping me achieve that goal.

Jill Cataldo, a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three, never passes up a good deal. Learn more about Super-Couponing at her website, www.jillcataldo.com. Email your own couponing victories and questions to jill@ctwfeatures.com.

© CTW Features
 
« Previous Blog Entry (January 9, 2013)
 


Your Opinions and Comments
 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
January 23, 2013 2:24pm
 
 
Coupons in today’s paper:
•$35 Special, Holiday Hand Wash & Detail, 6B
•10% OFF, Air Pro, 7D
•Buy one admission get one free, Krossfire Paintball, 6B
•Air Duct Cleaning ... Read More Read More
 

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Tips from the Coupon Queen
Tips from the Coupon Queen bio header
WCN Coupons tips from the coupon queen
Drama KidsSacred Heart SchoolAllstate & McBride RealtyWilson's Auto ChooserHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsChester WilsonBlue Moon Karaoke & DJVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.