If you love saving a bunch of money at Walmart stores in Minnesota, prices are still pretty low but a big change has happened that could impact your shopping experience...and bottom line.

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Big Change at Minnesota Walmart Stores Could Impact Your Next Shopping Experience

When my kids were little, to put it simply, life was challenging.  I was learning how to be a first-time mom in Minnesota, in a place where I had zero family to help.  "Creating a home" was important and I had to do all the mom things while also trying to be on a budget.  I was in my early 20's and had NO clue how to do anything mom-related and knew very few people I could ask advice to.  Thankfully, I met some amazing women who showed me some money-saving tips at a group called MOPS.  Lifesaver!  These women were phenomenal AND they were actually making money at the grocery store.

I learned the art of saving money at the grocery store by using coupons.  Now, from all of the coupon cutting that I did on the weekends for my mom when I was a kid, I should have learned this art by osmosis already.  What I didn't realize was that you could actually figure out ways to get money BACK from the store with coupons.  I wasn't a pro at it but I saved my family tons of cash this way for a few years.  My receipts were SOOOOO long!

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According to couponinthenews.com, quite a few changes are in place at Walmart stores and the way that I shopped a few years ago is no longer allowed.  Here are the changes that they mentioned in their latest story:

  • Change #1 - If you have a coupon for a product and the price of the product is less than the coupon amount, you get that difference.  In other words, you make money.  Not anymore.
  • Change #2 - At times, you could also use duplicate coupons in a transaction.  Not anymore.  There is a "limit of 4 identical coupons per household per day".
  • Change #3 - The register is now in charge.  If a register things that a coupon you are trying to use is invalid, it will not let you use it.
  • Change #4 - Paper coupons are accepted but only for purchases made in the store.  Online, delivery and pickup orders are not valid.

Those are just a few of the changes that people are chatting about in the coupon world.  If you'd love to dive in deeper, check out Coupons In The News.

Jessica Williams
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A Huge Thanks to Those Who Have Been Shopping My Walmart Order The Past 10 Months...

I do have to give a shoutout to those shopping for online orders.  YOU have been a lifesaver.  My husband has been sick for about 10 months and there are so many moments when I am just too exhausted or don't have any more minutes in a day to go to a store to shop for my family.  To those shopping and to those who deliver the groceries to my house sometimes, you are amazing and I appreciate you more than you'll ever know.  Thank you.

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Is it freaky? Oh yeah.
Will these scary photos sell the house at 141 E Hoehn St. in Carlinville, Illinois? Who knows. It definitely is a different approach than just putting some photos up on Zillow or Realtor.com with a cutesy description hoping that the right words and images will draw people in.

Not every photo is scary though. Ok, the majority have something hiding. After you see a few of the photos of this house you might even start laughing.
See what happens!

The home is no longer for sale but you can see the listing on Zillow for 141 E Hoehn St. in Carlinville, Illinois.

Gallery Credit: Jessica On The Radio

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