*UPDATE* Introducing Savings Catcher From Walmart | Effortless Refunds if a Competitor Has a Lower Price

*UPDATE*  As the program rolls out nationwide this week, it looks like they’ve added to the eligible items.  I just got this email:


Walmart’s new program, Savings Catcher, is now available in all areas.  All you have to do is enter your receipt data, and the program will scan local competitor’s ads and refund any price differences on a Walmart gift card.

Entering your receipt is easy.  You can enter your receipt number online, scan the barcode via the Savings Catcher section of the Walmart app, or register your phone number within the app and enter it upon checkout for automatic entering.

The inclusion list is vague, as it doesn’t state exactly which stores and ads are included.  There are several excluded items, such as store brands, meat, produce, and many general merchandise items.  A screen shot from the FAQ is attached below.

I don’t shop at Walmart often, but I did make a stop this weekend.  I’ve entered my receipt and am currently awaiting verification.  I’m curious to see how this pans out!  Have you used the program?

Asus 15.6″ Laptop: $230

If you’re in the market for a laptop, Best Buy is running a great deal on a 15.6″ Asus.  It’s currently priced at $229.99 with free shipping!  This one also has an optical drive, so that you can play DVDs (this is getting hard to find on lower end laptops).

Some of the specs include: 

Intel® Celeron® processor N2830

Features a 1MB L2 cache and 2.16GHz processor speed with Intel® Burst up to 2.41GHz.

4GB DDR3 memory

For multitasking power.

Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive

Create custom DVDs and CDs.

15.6″ high-definition display

Showcases movies, games, Web content and other media in stunning clarity.

500GB hard drive (5400 rpm)

Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.

Intel® HD graphics

For lush images. HDMI output enables simple connection to an HDTV or other high-definition display.

Built-in 0.3MP webcam

Along with a microphone makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.

This is a nice little laptop if you’re looking for an inexpensive one to tote around, and would make a good home computer for lighter use (internet surfing, email, Netflix, etc.)


SWMO Price Match List | 7/30/14

We’ve added a new feature to The Sensible Family!  We know that many of you don’t have time to shop with coupons or even shop around for the best deals and it can take hours to come up with a great price match plan.  We’ve taken the work out of it and created the new SWMO Price Matchers.  This comprehensive price match list takes the work out of shopping!

Each week, we comb through every store’s ad within a 50 mile radius of Springfield and list the best prices.  This list is also fully compatible in towns such as Branson and Lebanon.  We’ve noted the stores that are close to the edge of the boundary so that you can easily adjust if needed.

In this PDF download, you will find two separate lists.  One is sorted by department to make your shopping much quicker.  The other is sorted by store so that you can easily refer to an ad upon checkout.

This week’s list features 273 different items, and we’ve made sure that the prices listed are the lowest across the all of the ads.

This week’s ad features prices from the following stores (other stores were considered, but did not qualify for the lowest prices):

  • Aldi
  • Apple Market
  • Dillons
  • Food 4 Less
  • Harter House
  • HyVee
  • Murfins
  • Price Cutter/Summer Fresh/Country Mart
  • Rhodes Price Chopper
  • Save A Lot
  • Woods

If you’d like to view last week’s list, click here.

The first 50 will receive the list for only $5- HALF off!

*HOT* New Kraft Printable Coupons that Pair Perfectly with this Week’s Sales

$1.00 off ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee


I’m busy working up this week’s SWMO Price Matching list, and there are some HOT new Kraft coupons that pair beautifully with it.  I’m afraid they won’t last long, so you should print these NOW!

$0.75 off ONE (1) PLANTERS Peanuts (These will be $.99 when paired with the list!)

$1.00 off 2 LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch 

$1.00 off ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

$1.00 off (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners

$0.50 off ONE (1) MIRACLE WHIP Dressing (These will be $1 when paired with the list!)

$0.50 off ONE (1) KRAFT Mayonnaise 

$0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Salad Dressing (These will be $.24 when paired with the list!)

$1.00 off ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drink (These will be $.49 when paired with the list!)

$1.00 off ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee (these will be $2.49 with the list!)

$0.50 off ONE (1) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese ($.85 when paired with the list- or $.35 if shopping in the actual store that doubles)

$1.00 off ONE (1) VELVEETA 32 oz

$0.75 off ONE (1) KRAFT Singles ($.75 when paired with the list!)

$0.75 off KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese ($.75 when paired with the list!)


If you’re interested in the SWMO Price Match, all of the details are in the SWMO Price Matchers Group.  Join to participate in the trial phase!

Missouri Sales Tax Free Weekend | Important Information

The Missouri Sales Tax Free Weekend will be held on August 1st-3rd, 2014.  You will not be charged state sales tax (4.225%) on any qualifying purchase, regardless of city.  Each city and county decides whether or not they will assess sales tax on those purchases.  Unfortunately, it looks like many cities and counties have decided to opt out this year.  Specific districts are also eligible to opt out, such as Prewitt’s Point in Lake Ozark.  

The sales tax exemption is limited to:

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500

Cities/Counties Not Participating

Be sure to check the excluded cities, counties, and districts before heading out.  You’ll want to check all three lists!

You can also view all of the city, county, and district rates here.

I’m honestly not a huge fan of shopping during the tax free weekends.  Most cities near me are not participating, and it seems that the sales are lackluster. When paired with the excessive crowds, it just isn’t worth it to me to save 4.225% and often costs much more than simply paying the sales tax and shopping another day.

For more information, visit the Missouri Department of Revenue website.

FREE Disney or Mario Kart Backpack!!! (Actually $1.60 moneymaker)

This HOT offer is back- with a different backpack selection!  You can score a Disney Arial, Fairies, or Mario Kart backpack for more than FREE at Kmart!  All you need to do is click here, search for Kmart, and follow the directions.  The backpacks are priced at just $10.39 but you’ll be reimbursed $12.

HURRY- this sold out in minutes the last time!!!!

Keurig Mini + $10 Kohls Cash: $55.24 or LESS!

Kohl’s has the Keurig Mini on sale for $89.99.  There are 13 different colors available! 

Use the following coupons (apply them ALL):

  • THANKS1141 (If you’re a Kohl’s Card holder, use the coupon code POOLSIDE instead to save even more)

Your total will be $55.24 before sales tax, and even less if you’re a Kohl’s Card holder.  You’ll also receive $10 in Kohl’s Cash.  

This is priced at just around $100 everywhere else!

*HOT* 2 HUGE Boxes of Pampers + $20 Target Gift Card for $54!


Target is offering a HOT deal on Pampers diapers!!!  You will receive a $20 gift card when you order two boxes, and you’ll get an additional $10 off of a $40 purchase when you pick up in-store.  You will also save an additional 5% if you are a Red Card user.

Here are some deal examples:

Pampers Baby Dry: $31.99 x 2 = $63.98 – $10 Promo = $53.98 OOP – $20 GC = $33.98 Total Cost (or $43.98 if you choose free shipping)


  • Size 2: 160 ct
  • Size 3: 144 ct
  • Size 4: 128 ct
  • Size 5: 112 ct
  • Size 6: 96 ct


Pampers Swaddlers: $32.49  x 2 = $64.98 – $10 Promo = $54.98 OOP – $20 GC = $34.98 Total Cost (or $44.98 if you choose free shipping)

  • Size 1: 148 ct
  • Size 2: 132 ct
  • Size 3: 124 ct
  • Size 4: 104 ct
  • Size 5: 96 ct

This works with several Pampers and Huggies diapers, click here to see if your favorites are included!