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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES AUGUST 11,1983 PAGE FIVE MENTIO""--" "MOVIE OF THE WEEK" AND RECEIV! Sl.00 OFF Reg. Membership Or SO c OFF A Renlal Tape Does Nol Apply To Malinee Coupon Listings for the Week - Including Cable & HBO, UHF. & VHF ONE refund deals you lea "paper junk 'Ithrow all my labels and e wicher basket on erator. When that's away the items by fist you can get away . beverage stuff into a Beverages." Later you 'need to divide it up into tegories like Juices, Aid etc,, sometimes into brand names like the name of a certain apple juice, etc. Next question, where do you find these forms you need? Newspapers have plenty, expecially the large dailies on Sunday and Wednesday when the supermarket ads are biggest. Look in magazines, grocery stores (our local Winn Dixie posts them on a bulletin board). drugstores, dimestores, on the pro- duct label itself and sometimes even on television ads. where toll-free numbers are given. There are probably a couple hun- dred refund publications in the U.S. that list refunds and people who want to rade refund forms. Doing this trading one-for-one is the best I'll send 15 forms to a person in another state. In turn shell send back 15 different ones Usually the major compan',es offer their refunds to all areas Somet:mes though the form will mention the states it's good in. You have to watch When you start to accumulate a large number of forms you should divide them up by expiration date. so you don't get upset when you are ready with your POPs to send in. only to find the offer expired last month. I don't normally fool with any offer if it's under a dollar Paying 20 cents now for a stamp makes the offer worth only 80 cents if it started as a liquid laundry detergent - a TV ad: free exercise album. How much can you save? I average about $5.00 a week in refund checks, about three free food coupons a week. With regular coupons I also save about 20 percent a week on my food bills If you are determined to cut food prices you can do it - maybe as much as $500 to $1.000 or better each year. It all depends on how many refunds and paper coupon cutting and using you do Believe it or not: refunders have been known to scout garbage dumps. trash cans and people's cupboards for that last P O.P they might need for a refund There are even conventions for Dawnella's trading P.O.P.s. Nowadays the average refund is Rules to follow when going between one and five dollars, shopping: DaStdi00nce-- u--o A tip for keeping coupons and refund check or a free food coupon, shopping lists organized - use an old Sometimes you can pick out the envelope and make your list on that. brands you prefer using these I put a star by each item t have a ages 3 & up Ballet Tap Jazz Acrobatics Ladies excercise c/ass "Dee" Fusseil near A&I 8th St. Dr. off W. McCullen Dr. Registration August 24th 3:00 till 6:00 PM" For more information call 386-3282 coupons For three labels on a lite fruit, that company sent a coupon for $1.00 off any, cottage cheese A regular coupon (not a mail-in refund) in the paper recentl offered a $1.00 saving off any fish or meat for buying a bag of their dog food! I almost forgot to mention the "free gifts" you can get through refunding Since September I have received: A snack tin. a plastic kite. varisous free posters, a cat flea collar, a video game cartridge, baby' tennis shoes. make up, address labels, a dog dish, childrens' mugs. kids T-shirt. a lady's blouse, cereal spoons, a stuffed ani- mal. a digital watch, calendars. coloring books, an old-fashioned oat- meal tin. health and exercise book- lets. a canvas bookbag and a free exam for my cat (50 points needed, with each P.O.P. being worth 10 points). I even got a check for $5,00 for using a company's toothpaste and having the dentist sign the refund form sayinq we've been there recent- ly for a checkup! Sometimes thare are some great offers where yu don't even need a form or no purchase is even required. Recent ones? Free insect repellant - call a toll-free number that was in the newspaper: free cigarettes and satin pouch - another phone number: free store coupon for and I put the coupon inside the envelope. I also put a "'R" by an item if l'm working on a refund that needs another P.OP from that product I also carry a portable coupon box If I don't I for sure run across an unadvertised special that's not on my list. On some boxes and packages there are half price film developing specials You send your film to get developed cheaper by mail usually. Beside that savings they often offer "free food or product" coupons for using their service. You can get a free five pound bag of sugar, free paper products. $1.00 coupons off cereal, and more. Talk about surprisers that come in boxes, here are some recent ones: free nylons, agree bah point pen and a coupon for a free ice cream cone. These were all featured on boxes of cat food or came enclosed! Some people make enough hard cash with refunds alone to open up a Christmas Club account or other savings account aimed at buying a major appliance or taking a vacation, WE DO POLITICAL PRINTING Newspaper Advertising Bumper Stickers Yard Signs Buttons, Banners & t Candidate Cards (UNION LABELS) Spend Your Campaign Funds in Tangipahoa Parish and Save! NO ONE BEATS OUR QUALITY Call 386-2877 NO ONE BEATS OUR PRICE Call us for all your printing needs Cuchulain Press (A Division of The Ponchatoula Times)- Ponhatoula 410 South Second St. Presents: "MOVIE CLUB" s999 Year Membership s2s A Tape For 3 Days MOVIE OF THE WEEK 1 48 HOURS Starring Eddie Murphy -Cu"n-' Cur|is Thursday I Any Matinee Rent Mov,e ': I I I IIII II llllllllllMaU'les, ,=, One For I Getsloo I HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Open Channell Shopping Center Mon-Thurs & Sat 13-8 PM TH Only I 9:00-6:00 I J1814 W. Thomas St. Hammond F,J 9:00-8:00 The editor said he would include my phone number in his introduction to this story. If you are interested please give me a ring. Until then. happy savings! F.G.B. promotes Pittman First Guaranty Bank has an- nounced the promotion of Kathly L. Pittman to Assistant Vice President in Marketing. A graduate of SLU with a degree in Marketing, she has continued her professional education by completing the Essentials Course and is now in her final year of the Bank Marketing School at the University of Colorado. She is a member of the Bank Marketing Association and the Na- tional Association of Bank Women. A lifelong resident of Hammond, she holds leadership positions in numerous civic organizations serving as president of the Hammond Cham- ber of Commerce, vice president for Area Development of the SLU Alum- ni Association, Tangi Chapter, on the board of the Hammond United Way, and the board of advisors for Westpark Hospital. Additionally, she is an active member of the Ham- mond Central Business District As- Kathy Pittman sociation and the Hammond Balloon Festival and Hammond Heritage Day Committees. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sat Locascio of Hammond, she and net two children, Tara Lynn and Eric Layton, are members of the Holy Giost Catholic Church. Magnolia 3f ontessori Announces Registration for the Fall Term A class for two and a half , three and four year aids will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. till 11"30 Creative Art . Reading Readiness Hand -eye Coordination , Activities ) I * Nature Studies ; * Child size environment t I . Not baby sitting 1 I Fully.accredited Montessori teacher with B.A. college degree l and four years' exper/ence 1 . Call for more information and an appointment 1 f 386-2877 t