Local Event: Shred those Private Papers

From N&O reporter Sue Stock: Free shredding event Saturday…

The Better Business Bureau is hosting its bi-annual “Secure Your ID” event on Saturday, offering area residents the opportunity to shred secure documents.
On Saturday October 23, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., you can bring up to three boxes or bags of documents to the Coastal Federal Credit Union at 1000 St. Albans Drive in Raleigh. They will be shredded on the spot.
If you don’t have a shredder at home, this is a really good and important way to protect yourself from identity theft. Personally, I do have a shredder at home and I shred everything I do not want to keep that has my name and address on it. That may seem a little extreme, but I figure better safe than sorry.

Recommended items to bring to the shredding event and dispose of safely include:

  • Documents that include Social Security numbers, birthdates, PIN numbers or passwords
  • Banking documents and other financial information
  • Leases, contracts or letters that include signatures
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Medical or dental bills
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets 

Local Event: Children’s Consignment Sale

The 2nd Look Boutique is having its semi-annual children’s consignment sale in Raleigh Thursday through Saturday at New Horizons Fellowship in Apex (820 E. Williams St.).

Free photos from Snapfish…

This post courtesy of the News & Observers Taking Stock blog…

Free photos from Snapfish…

Through Nov. 30th, put 75 4×6 prints in your Snapfish basket and enter the code ISTOCK75 when you check out to get those prints for FREE.
You do still have to pay shipping and handling. Also, if you are a new Snapfish member, you can make this deal even sweeter. New account holders also get 50 additional prints for free.  Read more:  http://projects.newsobserver.com/taking_stock#ixzz10MPuNQWq

EVENT: Coupon Class with Sue Stock

From Sue Stock – Retail Reporter for The News & Observer

Registration is now officially open for my next coupon class on Saturday, Nov. 13!
This is the “big class,” the half-day, three-part seminar where I teach about using coupons, making money with rebates and planning frugal meals. I only do this extended class twice a year, so don’t miss out.
If you want to get an idea of what the classes are like, check out the photos from the past few on my Facebook page.
The class will be held at Meredith College in Raleigh. Right now, registration is open for N&O subscribers only. The cost is $10. After Oct. 20, we will open registration to non-subscribers, and the cost goes up to $15. The final deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 8, and there are NO late registrations allowed. As always, please plan to bring a food item to donate to the NC Food Bank. Doing so will get you an extra ticket for the door prize drawings.
To register, visit our N&O Zone page and look for my picture: http://www.newsobserver.com/zone 

Taking Stock: Support our Troops with Coupons

This post courtesy of the blog of N&O retail reporter suestock

Here’s a topic that comes up every now and then, but I thought it was worth revisiting. If you feel bad throwing out your expired coupons, you can actually send them to members of the military stationed overseas. Those families can use coupons at the base commissaries up to six months after their expiration date. If you want to really maximize your money, get a group of friends, co-workers or neighbors on board and fill up one of those flat-rate boxes from the post office.
There is a lot of good information about what to send and how to send it here: http://www.couponstotroops.com/
And, if you don’t know anyone in the military, you can always send your coupons to the Overseas Coupon Program.
Finally, I want to give a shout out to a local nonprofit called the Back Home Box Foundation, which sends boxes of items to soldiers overseas. The items range from the practical (shower shoes and shampoo) to comforts from home (EasyMac and hot sauce). But with coupons making so many of those items free or close to free, consider saving up some items for Back Home Box as well. They are currently located in the old Swoozie’s store at Cameron Village (Raleigh,NC).  

TIPS: What can Sue do for you?

The News & Observer has retail reporter Sue Stock who answers question about retail in the Greater Triangle. She also regularly shares her random shopping observations and savvy shopping expertise. Check in with her often to be alerted of all kinds of deals, bargains, couponing and freebies galore. Here’s a contest Sue is sponosring… 

Just a reminder that I’m giving away a private coupon tutoring session as part of my one-year anniversary on Twitter (my Twitterversary).

If you don’t follow me yet, you can find me @sue_stock (not @suestock; that’s a different person!)

Tweet @sue_stock and #nandosue by the end of today, and I’ll enter you in a random drawing for a one-on-one coupon tutoring session with me! You can only enter once. I’ll draw a winner Wednesday morning.

Her blog on the N&O is called Taking Stock and I’ll often post her finds her under the Taking Stock tags. You can contact Sue at (919)829-4649 or e-mail her or tweet her.

FREEBIE: Local Double Freebies from Sue Stock

Just a reminder about two freebies available today:
*This is the last Tuesday for the free car washes at the Carolina Auto Spa and Express Car Wash locations at 1370 NW Maynard Road, Cary, and 900 E. Williams St., Apex. Stop by between 4 and 8 p.m. to receive a free Express Exterior Car Wash valued at $15. The offer does not cover commercial vehicles, dual axle vehicles, RVs, boats or any special purpose vehicles. It does include convertibles, sedans, SUVs, mini-vans and personal 4-wheel trucks.
*And today there’s also a Family Fun Night at The Noodles & Co. stores in Cameron Village and Cary Crossroads during which kids under the age of 12 will receive a free bowl of noodles. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. The Cameron Village store is at 403 Daniels St., Raleigh, and the Cary store is in Crossroads Plaza, 200 Crossroads Blvd.
Thanks to the N & O’s retail blogger @Sue_Stock for this reminder!!