Be sure to take advantage of this week’s SavingStar coupon on produce.
The new offer will save you 20 percent on fresh pears purchased through Monday, Feb. 3.
The discount is valid on up to $10 worth of pears marked with the PLU#4410.
Buy $5 worth of pears, for instance, and you’ll receive a $1 credit. Match that with a sale and you’ve got a seriously good deal.
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As I mentioned last week, SavingStar recently launched its “Healthy Offer of the Week,” featuring discounts on fresh fruits and veggies. Last week’s deal, now expired, was a 20 percent discount on broccoli.
If you’re not familiar with SavingStar, I highly recommend signing up at SavingStar.com, which allows you to save money at up to six different stores in the Triangle. It takes only a few minutes to register your store loyalty card numbers. Once you’ve done that, it only takes a few seconds each week to select the offers you wish to use.
At the store register, SavingStar coupons are NOT automatically deducted from your grocery order. Instead, the savings accrue in your SavingStar account. Once you've saved $5, you select how you want to be paid.
Have the cash deposited directly into your bank or PayPal account. Or choose an Amazon e-giftcard or donate the money to charity. I typically opt for the Amazon option, using the windfall as a way to purchase gifts around the holidays. Last year, I wound up with more than $75 in my account.
In the Triangle, six stores participate in SavingStar: CVS, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Lowes Foods and Rite Aid.
The SavingStar coupons may only be used once.