Homeland to Reopen as Cash Saver
It is with a heavy heart that I announce today that Homeland stores will be closing their Haysville, KS location. Not only is the Haysville store closing, but several stores in Oklahoma have closed – or will be closing – as well. Homeland plans to reopen these stores as CashSaver, a sister company to Homeland.
Many Homeland lovers such as myself may find this disheartening. Not going to lie, I have been in a state of mourning as the news has sunk in myself. Homeland has always been my favorite store to use coupons and save, and while I am saddened by this news, it is also not the worst thing that could happen.
When will this change go into effect?
The Haysville store (the only Homeland location in the state of Kansas) will close on April 4th, 2016 and will reopen as Cash Saver on April 6th, 2016. During the interim, the main grocery store will be closed off for remodeling/reorganizing, but the pharmacy – which will remain open and operating as a Homeland pharmacy throughout – will be open to customers to place and pick up prescriptions.
What is a Cash Saver?
Cash Saver has a unique shopping concept, which offers products at cost + 10%. For example, when you visit a Cash Saver, the price you see is the amount that it takes Cash Saver to purchase the item from their suppliers and to then get the item on the shelf. When you get to checkout, 10% of your total bill will be added on. The Dannon Oikos yogurt below would be 71¢ after the 10% has been added. GREAT sale price for Greek yogurt!
The price comparison between the two stores will be interesting to watch. Frequent Homeland shoppers know that while their sale prices and double coupons can add up to amazing savings, the current regular prices can be a little hard to stomach. Overall I don’t see this as being all that bad.
Do you need a shopper’s card to shop at Cash Saver?
No, Cash Saver does not have a frequent shopper’s card. The price you see is the price you pay + the 10% applied at the register.
Does Cash Saver have a weekly ad?
Yes, they have a small ad – also known as the HOT SHEET containing the Weekly WOWs. While the advertised items may be few, the regular prices of items will be much lower than Homeland’s current prices.
I am very interested to see the comparison between the two, and you bet I will be at Cash Saver on Wednesday, April 6th as they reopen the store.
Does Cash Saver accept coupons?
YES! Yes, they do. Coupons are accepted at face value, no coupons will be doubled. For example, the price of the Hiland Dairy Cottage cheese (24oz) is currently $1.69. The price at checkout would be $1.69 + 17¢ (the 10% markup at the register) and then we could use this 50¢ coupon to bring that total down to just $1.36. That is a great price for a 24 oz container of cottage cheese!
Will DDD continue to post the Homeland Weekly Matchups?
Yes and no. While I will no longer be able to shop at a Homeland store myself, I will still have access to the weekly ad online. As many of the Homeland stores in Oklahoma will be reopening as well, and as the majority of DDD readers are in and around the Wichita area (and throughout Kansas and beyond – thank you!) I will not be able to justify spending the hours it takes every week to type, and then matchup and add the coupons to the weekly printable list.
I am, however, working on a way to get the weekly matchups from a different source – a collaboration of frugal bloggers like myself that help each other by swapping lists for various stores around the country. So as long as this list is available to me, I will post it for you.
This has been a difficult decision for me to make, Homeland has always been my “baby” and was the main reason I started Deal Detecting Diva in the first place, nearly 7 years ago. Today is a sad day for me indeed. I would love to hear your reaction, to get answers to your questions, and to listen to your lamentations. Trust me, I am in this with you!