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Centsible Saver: Harris Teeter digital coupons return with extra savings intact

Harris Teeter’s digital coupon program relaunched last week. Customers will still be able to combine or “stack” manufacturer and digital coupons.
Harris Teeter’s digital coupon program relaunched last week. Customers will still be able to combine or “stack” manufacturer and digital coupons. News & Observer file photo

Editor’s note: For daily tips on saving money, check out the Centsible Saver blog at newsobserver.com/saver. Amy Dunn writes every day about coupons, saving money and frugal living. Below are recent excerpts from her blog.

Harris Teeter’s digital coupon program relaunched last week and there’s good news for the chain’s most price-conscious shoppers.

Customers will still be able to combine or “stack” manufacturer’s coupons with digital coupons for additional savings.

This type of double-dip savings is rare in the grocery industry, and coupon-savvy Harris Teeter shoppers have long taken advantage of the unusual policy to reap huge savings and, oftentimes, free groceries.

When the company announced late last year that the old E-Vic digital coupons would be revamped, coupon shoppers feared that Harris Teeter would eliminate the policy to more closely align with its parent company, Kroger, which does not allow coupon stacking.

Kroger was among the first grocery chains to use digital coupons and also among the first to prohibit their use with paper coupons.

Enjoy your extra savings, Harris Teeter shoppers, at least for now.

Cash back on candy

Sweet news for consumers of Ghirardelli Chocolate.

You may be due a refund for all those bars and bags of chocolate you’ve eaten since 2008.

Taken to task over wording on its packages, the chocolate company has decided to settle a class-action lawsuit without admitting it did anything wrong.

That means cash back to consumers.

Ghirardelli customers have until March 19 to file a claim for a piece of the $5.2 million settlement, which is scheduled for a final hearing on Feb. 19.

How much cash back are we talking about?

And how exactly does one go about proving the amount of Ghirardelli chocolates purchased since 2008?

Thankfully, settlement negotiators are not expecting you to have saved your candy wrappers or receipts.

Without proof of purchase, claims are capped at $24, though you could receive less if Ghirardelli customers come forward in greater-than-expected numbers.

To read more about the settlement and find a link to an online claim form, go to www.whitechipssettlement.com.

Get rewarded for kindness

For $1, Wendy’s fans can treat themselves to free Jr. Frosty treats through the end of 2015.

Purchase a Frosty key tag for $1, and you’ll be entitled to free frozen treats every time you make a purchase at a Wendy’s restaurant.

The tags are on sale at participating Wendy’s restaurants while supplies last.

Ninety cents from every dollar will go to help foster children through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Thrifty tip on kids’ stuff

How low can the prices go at a thrift store?

At one shop in Cary, the prices on children’s clothing and toys have been temporarily cut in half.

Through Friday, the Thrift 2 Gift shop, 900 E. Chatham St., is having a BOGO sale on clothing for infants to teens.

Regularly priced at $1.50, children’s shirts and pairs of pants are just 75 cents. Prices on dresses, pajamas, jackets and coats are slightly higher.

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