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Local Chick-fil-A restaurants are promoting their new coffee by offering it free during breakfast hours (6:00-10:30 AM) for the month of August! You can get their Thrive hot coffee (regular or decaf) or Thrive iced coffee (original or vanilla) free. Hot coffee refills are free when you dine inside. It’s valid at Colorado Springs locations only. Details are on Facebook here.
There will be a free “Colorado Grown” festival at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum this Saturday, August 2nd, with demonstrations, crafts, and family-friendly activities (plus some workshops that require registration and a fee). Bill Vogrin of the Gazette mentions that there will be demonstrations on beekeeping, quilting, container gardening, chickens, and more (link).
Take 40% off “super bargain books” at Mardel with this printable coupon – valid Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd, only!
The annual warehouse sale at Current Factory Outlet is coming up on the third and fourth weeks in August. It will be first held on Friday and Saturday, August 15th and 16th; and then again on Friday and Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd. They are open 9 AM to 6 PM on the Friday dates, but unfortunately I took at picture of the ad I saw and emailed it to myself to remind me to post about it, and I cut off the Saturday times. :/ Last year it was 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, but I’m sure they will have the specific times and more details up on their website soon.
Current Factory Outlet is located at 1025 E. Woodmen Rd.
My friend Heather told me about Walmart’s new version of price-matching called Savings Catcher – have you heard about it? Instead of showing the ads at the register, you can enter your receipt information on their Savings Catcher app or website and they will find prices that are lower than what you paid and add the difference on an eGift card.
I have to admit that I’m somewhat skeptical that it will really catch everything that’s a lower price, and whether or not it will truly match prices at all local stores (specifically Sprouts, which is not as big of a chain as Safeway and Kroger). Plus, it says that it doesn’t apply to store brand items, so I’m guessing that it won’t “price match” the $0.99 eggs at Walgreens since they aren’t going to be the same store brand.
Their FAQ states that it does apply to “most” fruit and vegetables but since Walmart sells a lot of their produce by the each instead of by the pound like some other stores do, I’m not sure how much produce they will actually price match or price adjust. (To be honest, I’ve haven’t been into Walmart in forever and it’s been even longer since I’ve bought produce there, so I don’t know what the current state is.)
You can read lots of information about how it works on the Walmart Savings Catcher website (click on the FAQ at the bottom for details).
I used to shop at Walmart a lot more, but with limited time these days I focus almost all my grocery shopping on King Soopers and Sam’s Club (and Sprouts but it seems like I always run out of steam before I get in there!). I don’t think this will convince me to shop at Walmart, but I have to admit I’m really curious how it works!
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The grocery store sales in Colorado Springs run Wednesday-Tuesday. (At Sprouts, ad cycles run Wednesday-Wednesday.) We generally publish the weekly grocery deals and coupon matchups for Albertsons and King Soopers on Tuesday mornings. Sprouts' and Safeway's weekly deals and coupon matchups are published on Wednesday morning.
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