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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Morning Coffee: Target's Cashier Scoring System

I've been fascinated by the scoring system that appears on the Target cashier's screen between transactions, so I was quite delighted to stumble across this explanation about it (read the comments for the truly enlightening information). Of course, what I'd really like to know is how coupons factor into the speed score calculation . . . maybe it would explain the negativity many of the cashiers seem to harbor.

Get more free Christmas music from Amazon.*

Also free from Amazon: the video When We Left the Earth: The Nasa Missions*– enter the code BLASTOFF by clicking on the link to "Redeem a gift card or promotion code & view balance" before you begin the download. (Via Bargain Briana.)

It's not free, but Amazon's Deal of the Day is Seinfeld - The Complete Seriesfor $84.99. Amazon's regular price appears to be $135.99 (the list price is $250.95).

Coupons Inc.There are new coupons at, including $4 off Sudafed Triple Action. A Thrifty Mom reports that there's a $3 off coupon in the Walgreens December coupon booklet that's at the front of the store. I'm thinking that even if there isn't a great deal at Walgreens, Sudafed is often a Single Check Rebate item at Rite Aid or part of an ECB deal at CVS, so this high value coupon could be very useful. I would print it now in case there's a print limit, as there often is with high value coupons. Banner via Logical Media.

Common Sense with Money explains how Food Lion shoppers can get special offers.

Get a printable coupon for buy one, get one free Kikkoman soy sauce (10 oz.).

Get a printable coupon for $15 off any purchase, $30 off a $100 purchase, or $50 off a $150 purchase at The Limited.

Fill out the form and get a printable coupon for $1 off Green & Black's organic chocolate. Combine with the $1.99 on Green & Black's printable Walgreens coupon to pay 99 cents for a bar.

Speaking of Walgreens, I love the many free-after-Register Rewards items in the mid-week sale. If you don't have any RR's to start and want a super low out-of-pocket total, check out this scenario at A Full Cup.

Get a printable coupon for a free Justaburger at Whataburger, today only between 4 and 10 p.m. I'm totally unfamiliar with Whataburger, but its web site says it started in Texas and has a presence in 10 states. (Via A Thrifty Mom.)

Tomorrow, December 11, people with the first or last name of Virginia get a $10 Macy's gift card in store only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (first come, first served, quantities limited). Official details here.

I thought photo deals had peaked, but here are a couple of great ones: First, Freebies 4 Mom explains how to get two calendars for the price of one and a flipbook from Snapfish.

Second, you can get a flipbook at Snapfish for $1.99 by using code GMAFree (expires 12/13).

Borders Rewards members can print a coupon for 30% off any item. Expires 12/14.

Michael Ruhlman is giving away two autographed copies of Thomas Keller's new book, Ad Hoc at Home. He points out that Amazon*is sold out until February! I don't see a contest end date, so enter asap.

Common Sense with Money is giving away free product Tyson food coupons. Ends today.

Canadian Free Stuff is giving away a Flip Camcorder. Ends today.

The Bargain Jargon has details on how to get a free meal from Michael Angelos.

Get a printable coupon for $1 off any Explorer's Bounty product. (Check out their products here.)

Mighty Bargain Hunter has details on how to win a $100 gift certificate from Retail Me Not.

Frugal Dr. Mom has even more JC Penny codes.

Congratulations to Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project, who has a book on – what else? – happiness coming out at the end of the month. I really enjoy her blog, so I suspect I would like the book as well . . . I just don't have time to read right now!

*Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

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  • At 12/10/09, 9:20 AM, Blogger Maria Lopez said…

    i worked there after HS in 2002-2005 and they install this new thing while i was working there. the coupons have nothing to do with the score... they just need to keep scanning and they could still get Green. I was a Level 3 Front end manager my last year. Target uses this score for raises and promotions. You must be really fast if you want to move to Guest Service or to go nights for stocking (they get $1 more just for working nights)They only way to help target cashiers is to start making your payment as she is scanning or at least be ready with your card or money to hand to cashier. because if they stop scanning and they are waiting for you to hand over money or slide your card those seconds are what make them go to Y or R.


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