ACE Hardware's Red Hot Buys (valid: 5/28 - 6/25)

If you have any questions at any time while reading the instructions below, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

1. How to read this ad?

Step 1. Record a header (1 recording)

One audio recording with the following information:

  1. Store name
  2. Dates the specials are valid
  3. Date of recording

Sample text:
ACE Hardware’s Gift Guide. Specials are valid from May 28th to June 25th. Recorded on May 28th..

Step 2. Record the flyer page by page (1 recording per page)

Every page ends with a small print announcing the page number and the name of the flyer:

A recording for a page will include the following:

  1. Page number
    e.g., “Page 7.”

  2. Short summary of items on the page
    e.g., “gardening, camping

  3. Items listed on the page (See section 2. How to read the items.)

  4. End of page.

Please visit our FAQ for sample recordings.

Repeat the above steps for each page. For example, if the flyer has 16 pages then you should end up with 17 recordings (1 recording for each page plus the header recording in Step 1 above).

The flyer itself is on this link. Please use ZIP code 95811 if asked for one.

Step 3. Upload recordings

Upload your recordings to this online folder.

Please make sure that the name of each recording starts with the page number! In fact, you can simply name each file with its page number (e.g., 01, 02)

Step 4. Submit volunteer time

Simply reply to this post with your volunteer time.

2. How to read the items?

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  1. product name
  2. price
  3. associated coupon / deal / sale (if any)
  4. image description if needed (see below)

If you are having trouble pronouncing a word or a brand, it’s best to spell it out.



Palmolive dish soap, 10-ounce bottle, 99 cents with club card. Comes with a 25 cents instant coupon.


Buy one get one 50 percent off from any Lindt or Ghirardelli 4 to 5.32-ounce holiday or original pouches. The image shows Lindt milk and white chocolate round truffles and the Ghirardelli dark chocolate peppermint bark squares.

Spend 30 dollars on the following toys and Christmas themed items to get 10 dollars ExtraBucks rewards. This promotion includes the following items:

  • Lego sets, prices ranging from 12.99 to 19.99
  • dolls starting at 4.99
  • holiday decorations starting at 3.99
  • (and so on)


Barefoot Bubbly, Chateau St Jean, or Cupcake 750 mL bottles, 8.09 each with card when you buy 6 or more. Rewards offer limit of 1 per household.

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