Posted by: thesavinghabit | August 25, 2010

Finding Unclaimed Money / Weekly Deals 8/26-9/1/2010

Many years ago, my then-husband received a letter from an old family friend telling him that his name was listed somewhere for some unclaimed money in the state where he used to live. He had no idea he had any money there. It was an old savings account that was opened when he was a kid and completely forgotten. We ended up having to mail in proof of identity, but after a short time we received the money that was his from all those years ago.

Then, just recently, my current husband read an article about finding unclaimed money. As a result, he found that there is money owed to his dad for what appears to be a deposit paid to a cable TV company. I have no idea how much is there, but it had to be from over 35 years ago when they lived in that state. And usually these companies are required to pay interest on these types of deposits. So, if my father-in-law follows through with it, he will have some unexpected monies returned to him.

So, you may want to check to see if you have anything owed to you! Please be sure you are contacting a reliable source and not sending your personal information out to just anyone. I’m sure there are probably many scam sites that just want your information as well. To learn more about this, please check out this article from Get Rich Slowly.

In order to prevent this from happening in the future, I would recommend you keep a log of all deposits paid, including the amount and to whom they are paid. Then, when they are refunded, log that information as well so that you always know where your money is being “held.” I would also include any unused bank accounts, such as those set up for children. That way, should anything happen to you, your loved ones will know what to do. Good luck! I hope you find some money owed to you!

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo

BOGO – Buy one, get one free

SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)

RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)

PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)

GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)

Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores

Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off

Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles

All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods: Click here for their coupons.

If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise: Click here for their weekly ads.

Many thanks to for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” for 8/26-9/1 please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 8/26-9/1, please click here,

For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

Renita’s Favorite Money-Saving Sites

E-Book now available! I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available as an e-book! So, you can save money while you learn to save even more money by purchasing an e-book instead of a traditionally bound book! For more information, please click here.

Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at I grant permission for every reader to reproduce on your website the article you are now reading but copy this article, without any alteration whatsoever. Include the copyright statement, too, please.

“Copyright © Renita R. Perrone All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this article on your website without alteration (excluding the weekly deals) if you include this copyright statement and leave the hyperlinks live and in place.”


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