Reader deals 4/24/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • On the Hello Kitty cutters, lisa says: “ooh and I think I paid 1.36 for mine a while back! these are super cute and just yesterday we made sugar cookie sandwiches (with frosting in the middle of 2 cookies) with these for my daughters bday! very cute!”

Dollar Tree

  • Lora says, of the mini LED reading lights: “Just an FYI, they carry these at most Dollar Tree stores also. My kids love theirs!!”


  • Christy posts in Hot Deals: “Snapfish is currently giving 100 free prints per mongh for a year if you download their app.”

Home Depot

  • A find from kelly: “Home Depot Carol Stream has Raid Ant and Roach Killer on sale this week for $2.88. With coupon, it’s $.88.”


  • Shandelle reports: “Also I noticed this week that Jewel registers are printing out some pretty decent high value catalina coupons. I always go through self scan and yesterday and today I received: $1.50 off 1 Ultimate Hamburger Helper (Exp 5/21), $1.50 off 1 box of Chocolate Toast Crunch or Multi Grain Dark Chocolate Crunch Cheerios (Exp 5/20), $1 off 1 Campbell’s skillet or slow cooker sauce (Exp 7/15), and two $1 off 1 Philadelphia cream cheese tubs! They are all manufacturer catalinas, too, so you could take them elsewhere such as Walmart or whatever other stores will accept the ones that have Jewel’s logo on it.”

Loyalty programs

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Log in to your Starbucks account at Scroll to the the bottom of the Rewards+ Dashboard, Click Start Now button and then click watch the C.A.F.E. Practices video to receive the bonus. You must stay on the Starbucks page while doing the activities and the redirect prompt will show up to register your completion. Must sign up between 4/23-4/29.”
  • He also emails: “Win Free Redbox codes from Conagra


  • Sara comments: “Just read that Ladies Home Journal is shutting down. Another printed media victim in this digital age.”


  • Sara says: “It looks like the new Mariano’s on Sheridan & Foster opened on Tuesday. Can anyone confirm that’s true?”
  • Christina answers: “Yes, they did. I know someone who went and someone who works there :)”


  • Something to check your Checkout51 for, from Tori: “Apparently not everyone got $1 back on any variety, any size Flipz this week, but if you did get it the 5oz bag of Flipz are on sale for $1 at Menards through Saturday (4/26). Or I saw them a few days ago at Dollar Tree (south Naperville, 111th St & Rt 59), but I’m not sure of the size. Free Flipz.”

Product reviews

  • Suzann was not a fan of Ten soda: “Reason is in my opinion, they taste awful. We decided the 7 UP10 tasted like dishwater- the taste you get when someone has not rinsed a glass well. Of all the flavors, RC10 was the best. Just our opinion.”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “For those who use Shopkick, I noticed one show up to receive 1000 kicks for scanning any fuel-efficient Ford vehicle. lol so what are you supposed to scan? Anyone try this? I mean, cars don’t have barcodes.. does the VIN work? The nearest Ford dealer to me in the city is like 8 miles away so I’m not sure if this will be more trouble than its worth. I googled and found all sorts of people wondering the same thing and saying the car salesmen had no clue what they were talking about. Apparently this is an offer only for the greater Chicago area.”
  • Amanda asks: “Any one know anything about Glen Ellyn Dump Day this year? Is it happening?”
  • And jane responds: “I just discovered that Staples will recycle all your old electronics, tvs, and batteries. In case that’s what you need to get rid of.”
  • Artie adds: “Here is a huge list of where to recycle Registered Residential E-Waste Collection Sites I need to get rid of one or two 25in tube TVs. Anyone know of a place that would pick them up at my home for a free or at a low cost?” I would love to know this as I have a 32″ that needs to go!


  • A warning from Amy on ordering rugs online: “Be careful, be very very careful. IF your expecting fringe on the end, there is none. The pile is very synthetic feeling. Very disappointed with the online rugs I ordered, but I have to remember I am ordering sight unseen – rug unfelt.”
  • Kari O. comments: “Another cheap option for area rugs with more variety is a local company called Carpet Concepts in Round Lake. She binds carpet remenants and sells them for $40 flat. The sizes vary from 4×7 to 9×7. In the nice weather she puts a cart out by Circuit dr which is off Rollins but you can also call her shop too and ask if she has anything you’re looking for.”


  • Shandelle says: “Target has California Pizza Kitchen pizzas on price cut for $5 each (reg $6.19). You can use the $2/2 Target printable and two $1.50 manufacturer bricks printables from the CPK site (Not sure the bricks link is still working or it may be out of prints now) to get both for $5.”


  • Tina shares: “If you are too far from Ultra for price matching, Montgomery Market also has [Hamburger Helper] for 88¢. However, the ad says ‘While supplies last’, will WalMart allow the match with that wording? Or just not show the ad? ;-)”
  • Another allergy rebate idea, From Sandy: “At Walmart } Buy 2 Benadril Allergy 24 tabs @ 4.44 = 8.88 and one Kleenex ultra soft 75 count for 1.57 = 10.45 Use $3.00/ 2 Sudafed adult PE, Sudafed children’s, Benadryl, Children’s Benadryl, Tylnol sinus, Visine or Neosporin Ecxema Essentials product (SS 04/13 ) 10.45 – 3.00 = 7.45 oop = a big fat $12.55 MM !!”
  • Tamara adds: “Shopmium also has $.50 off on Kleenex”
  • From Shandelle: “I noticed in Ibotta there is $1 back on a 5.3 oz Yoplait greek yogurt cup (any flavor but excludes Greek 100) which is a Walmart exclusive rebate. These are 10 for $10 at Jewel right now. Not sure what Walmart sells this product for, but I plan to price match Jewel if they’re higher for a free yogurt. :)”

Mariano’s deals week of 4/24/14 – 5/7/14


Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the two week ad running 4/24/14 – 5/7/14. I’m using the Wheaton, IL ad for these matchups.

Mariano’s tends to have a lot of unadvertised deals available in store — if you spot any unadvertised Mariano’s deals at your local store, please comment here!

Top Mariano’s deals

  • Artichokes, $.99/lb.
  • Crest 4.6 oz toothpaste, $1.00. Use $.50/1 or $1.00/2 in the 3/30 PG to get it free on Double Daze.
  • Eggland’s Best 18 ct eggs, $3.00. Use $.35/1 in the 2/2 SS (expires 5/2).
  • Barilla pasta, $1.00. Use $.55/2 in the 3/23 SS to get them for $.45 each on Double Daze.
  • Roundy’s Simply Organic milk gallon, $5.50.

*** Click here for the rest of this week’s Mariano’s deals!

Hy-Vee deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/14

Here are your Hy-Vee top deals and coupon matchups for the week of 4/23/14.

Hy-Vee top deals

2 Day Sale Thursday and Friday April 24 and 25
  •  Country Pride boneless skinless chicken breasts 2.5 lb bag $4.77
  • Banquet Meals $0.69 limit 5
  • HyVee russet potatoes 5 lb bag $0.99 and earn $0.01 off of gas
  • Quilted Northern bath tissue 12 double rolls or Brawny Paper Towels 6 big rolls $4.88 Use the $0.55/1 Quilted Northern from 4/6 RP making that $4.33 or use the $1/1 Brawny from 4/6 RP making that $3.88
  • Banquet Meals $0.69 limit 5

HyVee Brand Sale. Earn $0.01 off of gas for each HyVee brand item you purchase:

  • HyVee frozen vegetables $0.79
  • HyVee cereal $0.99
  • HyVee Sliced bacon $3.99
Other deals and Fuel Reward Deals

Reader deals 4/23/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.



  • Outlander says: “I found this book at my library to help with Windows 8.1. No, I’m not a senior. :)”

Bridal gowns

  • To add to yesterday’s collection, Mandi says: “For wedding dresses- try house of hope in Barrington. Some of the dresses are older, but alot of them were donated from wedding boutiques for the tax write off. I found mine there -never been worn, beautiful hand beaded detailing all over the dress. I just had to get it hemmed. All the dresses are $50. The veils range in price. Also the ladies that work there are very friendly. They also have formal dresses for bridesmaids/ mother of the bride. Check their website, they have particular hours. Hope this helps!”


Cost Plus World Market

  • From John W: “Weds. April 23 is World Market’s one day BOGO coffee sale on their house brand 12 oz. coffees, which start at $5.99 (regular and decaf, it’s a very good deal on decaf). So, get 6 coffee for $17.97, use a 10% off coupon (via email or the 4/13 World Market ad, or joining at to make it $16.17, plus members (World Market Explorer) will get double coffee credits, enough for one free bag of coffee in the future (you can get the expensive kinds for free, too). So that’s 7 bags of coffee for $2.31 each, a great deal on good coffee.”


  • Theresa posts on Facebook: “In today’s Chicago Tribune, the back cover of the wrap-around for the sales inserts has a nice Brach’s candy coupon – $1 off any one Brach’s product, 12 oz. or smaller. Expires 6/1/14. Wanted to point it out, since it is easy to miss.” Yesterday, I got this in my hand-delivered ads and Rachel got it in her mailed ads.


  • On the allergy rebate, Suzann wonders: “Do you have to buy the 48 count? If you could do the 24 count as Jenny at the Southern Savers blog points out your mm would be over $14.00.” The rebate doesn’t seem to specify a size.

Fannie May

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Easter Candy Sale – Up to 50% @ Sale items, low to high sort - items from $1.99. And, these coupons stack with sale prices: 53119  - 30% off $30 purchase 11999  – 15% off any purchase”

Food 4 Less

  • On the 4/$8.00 cereal that gets you a free gallon of milk, ellen says: “you could use the cereal coupon that came with the sunday paper.” There was a $1.00/1 and samples with some Sunday papers, but I got mine with Saturday’s Sun-Times.


  • Raegan posts in Hot Deals: “Some of the EB Farms 5oz salads have $1/2 peelies on them too.” I have seen them at Meijer recently as well.
  • Regarding post-redeeming store coupons, Ashley says: “Yes from experience it works just as well. It’s any coupon they said.” Yes, this is one thing I have never had a problem with at Jewel, lol.
  • Theresa emails: “Jewel pizza Catalina”
    jewel digiorno

Piggly Wiggly

  • Outlander found: “New Piggly- Wiggly in Carol Stream has gallons of skim milk on special for 99 cents (49 cents after Ibotta) because it expires on 4/26. Even found a gallon of Organic milk for $1.99 exp. 4/29. Time to make quiche, rice pudding…”

Reader requests

  • A Target question from Eva: “Anybody know prices for strawberries, blackberries, clementines kiwi.  Either locations schaumburg rd or army trial rd.  I know prices vary”
  • One from Charlotte: “Speaking of tablecloths… I want a runner or two for my dining room table. Any idea where I can get some cheap? :)”


  • Cari found: “From Totally Target ‘Buy 2 Zyrtec 10 mg Liquid Gels 25 ct ($16.19) & Visine Allergy Drops ($3.23) = $35.61 -.32 (use 10% Off Visine Eye Drops Target Cartwheel x5/3 -$8.00 (use two $4/1 Zyrtec Adult Product 12 ct+ 4-13-14 SS1 x5/2 -$1.50/1 Visine Product HERE = $25.79 – $10 (get back two $5 Gift Cards for buying the 2 Zyrtec thru /26 = $15.79 for all after coupons, cartwheel & gift Cards plus submit for the $20 Visa Card for buying 3 qualifying products HERE‘”
  • A reminder and a find from feelgood: “If you haven’t used them yet, today (4/23) is the last day to use the THANKS and SPRING mobile coupons for $1.00 off $1.00 fruit ,vegetable, and meat purchases. Went to the Lemont Target a few days ago and they had 24-oz chicken drumsticks marked $3.19 with $2.00 off clearance stickers. After the $1.00 mobile coupons, paid $0.19 for each!”


  • From feelgood on the Hamburger Helper and beef rebate: “I think I’ll buy 4 HH instead of 3, plus the ground beef, in each transaction. 3 HH = $0.88 x 3 = $2.64 – one $1.00/2 MQ = $1.64 4 HH = $0.88 x 4 = $3.52 – two $1.00/2 MQ’s = $1.52″
  • He adds: “Shop & Save Market has Fresh 80% Lean Ground Chuck $2.39/lb. You could also price match Shop & Save’s Whole Sweet Seedless Watermelon $1.99 price at Walmart, if they have whole watermelons.”

Target deals midweek update — week of 4/21/14 – 4/26/14

Here is your Target deals midweek update for the current ad, which runs through 4/26:

Target updates through 4/26

And be sure to sign up here for Target’s email newsletter, to keep informed about more of their deals and promos!

Schnucks deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/13

Here are your Schnucks top deals and coupon matchups for the week of 4/23/14.

Notes from Northern Illinois Couponing Moms: Schnucks in Rockford/Roscoe/Janesville and DeKalb double coupons everyday with a face value of $0.55 or less (limit 3 like coupons per transaction). Other areas please check with your local store regarding doubling. You can read the coupon policy here. You can locate a store near you here.

Schnucks highlights

  • The Pick any 3 for $5 meat and seafood sale is back. Look for meat and seafood marked with an orange circle sticker. Pick up 3 and they are just $5 each. Included are: Tyson Day Starts Use the $1/1 from 4/6 SS  making these $4 each wyb 3 included sale products, Gortons Value Pack Use the $0.50/1 from 3/2 RP or 2/2 RP both of which will double to $1 making these $4 each wyb 3 included sale products, Family favorites boneless skinless chicken breast 2.5 lb
  • General Mills Cereals $1.50 each wyb 2. Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams, Original Cheerios , Cinnamon Toast Crunch or 6-12 ct Nature Valley bars. Use the $1/2 cereals from 3/16 SS which expires on Sat. $0.50/1 Nature Valley Greek granola bars here if included which will double to $1 making these $0.50 if included, $0.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars 5 ct or larger from 4/13 SS which will double to $1 making those $0.50 each wyb 2. There is also a $0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars coupon in 3/23 SS which will double to $1 making 2 just $1 each
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.99 Use the $0.50/2 here which will double to $1 making these $1.49 each. You can also use the $0.50/2 from 4/13 which will also double to $1 making these $1.49 each
  • Schnucks Peanut Butter $1.89
  • Schnucks apple juice cocktail $0.99
  • Schnucks pasta $0.77

Top ten Food 4 Less deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/14

Here are the top ten Food 4 Less deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 4/23/14-4/29/14.

Top deals

  • Whole seedless watermelon, 4 lbs/$1.00.
  • Green peppers, $.50 each.
  • Pom Wonderful 8 oz juice, $1.00. Use $.50/1 in the 3/23 SS.
  • Kroger ground turkey 3 lb package, $5.97.
  • 4 lb p$$t granulated sugar, $1.50.
  • Hi-C 10 pack drinks, $1.00.
  • Kroger canned vegetables, $.50.
  • Yoplait yogurt cups, $.40 each.
  • Get a free gallon of milk (up to $4.00) when you buy four select General Mills cereal. Shows Chocolate Toast Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Multigrain Cheerios, Reese’s Puffs, 4/$8.00. Use $1.00/2 in the 3/16 SS. $.75/1 Multigrain Cheerios in the 3/23 SS or print here, along with $.50/1 Cinnamon Toast CrunchPrint $.50/1 Reese’s Puffs here. And print $.60/1 Reese’s Puffs here.
  • Arm & Hammer 45-50 oz liquid laundry detergent, $1.99. Use $2.00/2 in the 4/13 SS (in the Sun-Times but not the Tribune).

Reader deals 4/22/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Zack posts in Hot Deals about the pinch guards: “We got these a while back! They are pretty cook and useful for under two bucks!”
  • And if you want to be terrified into buying them, Kari O. shares: “I’m buying these. My sister in law got her pinky chopped off earlier this year from a rogue door, so for $1.67 I can be a little less paranoid about my kiddos near doors. Thanks!” That is horrible!

Bridal gowns

  • Suzann says: “For bridal check the most upscale consignment shops in your area- that’s how I got rid of mine. Next marriage ceremony was at the courthouse—LOL. I am one of the readers in Houston so my consignment shop will not work for you looking for a bridal gown but try the upscale consignment stores in your area perhaps even phoning ahead so you don’t waste gasoline. This used to be a decent resource but I do not know what it has evolved into–David’s Bridal.”
  • Beth suggests: “Wedding Belles in Barrington sells sample dresses and on consignment. I paid about $400 for my dress there in 2005. Wouldn’t know what the prices are like these days, but I had a great experience there when I was a bride.”
  • Joanne’s advice: “For the person looking for wedding dresses – there is a little thrift store in Tinley Park – called NU2U – 170th Oak Park Avenue – every so often they get a donation from bridal salons of the sample dresses – they don’t have much left now(a couple of racks – a few months ago they had so many dresses, they held a special sale at t different location) – but they are only $15 – the fabric and ornamentation on the dresses is worth more than that. I think its worth a trip – you can ask when they’ll get the next shipment in(if they know they also had bridesmaid, mother of the bride, etc.”
  • An idea from theresa: “Bridal shop in west dundee having one day sample sale I think it is April 26th. Give them a call. saw sign as I drove through town but not really looking for that.”
  • A tip from Jamie: “Check craigslist and Facebook groups. There are also wedding blogs- I don’t remember the name but it was only 5 years ago but I had posted my dress. It never sold but it was kind of expensive.”
  • An idea from ellen: “try the Goodwill in Lincoln Park in chicago. My daughter shops there for designer clothes.”
  • Another from kelly: “I was just at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale. There’s a store there called Total Wedding. I noticed they were having 50% off on wedding dresses. Looked like a pretty good selection. The store is on the upper level across from JC Penney.”


  • Jill warns: “I used to buy the groupon to King Spa a lot, but most recently I have found the place to be crazy busy and far from zen. I don’t think it is even worth $10 with the amount of folks packed into the place!”


  • Kari O. found Popchips: “I just bought these on clearance yesterday at Jewel! They were $1.50 in Spring Grove. Woo, looks like I’ll be post redeeming. :)”

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Reader requests

  • One from jane: “Does anyone have any free classes on Windows 8/8.1 to recommend? Staples offers classes, but I’m not sure if there is a cost.” One place to check is your local library; they often offer free basic computer classes.

Ultra Foods

  • Lori S. reports: “Ultra in Downers Grove doesn’t even sell Aloha Morning Hawaiian Punch, looked for it the other day.”
  • But linda found it: “the ultra in Kankakee has the aloha morning and is part of the sale I purchased 3 for 88 cents each and my kids love it.”

Top ten Tony’s Finer Foods deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/14

Here are the top ten best Tony’s Finer Foods deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 4/23/2014.

  • These deals are are based on the Chicago ad, so if you are shopping elsewhere, check your ad. Tony’s has different ads, one for the Chicago locations, one for Melrose Park and North Riverside, one for Niles, one (or sometimes more) for Bridgeview, one for Plainfield, and one for Hanover Park. The differences are often on front-page deals, produce, and ethnic items.
  • Usually by early Tuesday morning, you can find the new ad for your Tony’s store here.
  • Tony’s coupon policy allows printable coupons, but not for a free item with no other purchase required. BOGO printables must have a stated max value.

Top deals (Chicago)

  • 73% lean ground beef jumbo pack, $1.99/lb.
  • Chicken drumsticks jumbo pack, $.69/lb.
  • Ataulfo mangos, 3/$1.00.
  • 6 oz blackberries, $.99.
  • Goya tomato sauce, 4/$1.00.
  • Activia 4 pack, $2.00. Use $1.00/2 in the 3/2 SS.
  • Pictsweet 16 oz frozen vegetables, $1.00. Use $.50/1 in the 3/2 RP.
  • 4 lb bag juice oranges, $2.49.
  • Organic large cucumbers, $.50 each.
  • Green beans, $.79/lb.

Piggly Wiggly deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/14

Here are your Piggly Wiggly top deals and coupon matchups for IL/WI for the week of 4/23/14, brought to you by Coupons for Wisconsin!

This week’s Piggly Wiggly top deals

VO5 Hair Care, 12.5 – 15 oz – $0.89
Includes: shampoo or conditioner
- $1.00/4 Alberto VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner – (exp. 05/19/14)
- $0.25/1 Alberto VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.5 oz or More – 4-6-14 SS – (exp. 05/04/14)
- $1.00/4 Alberto VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.5 oz or More – 4-6-14 SS – (exp. 05/04/14)
Final Price: $0.64 Using $0.25/1 coupon

Food Club CharKing Charcoal Briquets, 16.6 lb – $3.99

Food Club Ice Cream, 56 oz – $1.49
With in-ad store coupon and separate $10 or larger non-coupon purchase; limit 1

General Mills Cereal, 10.6 – 14 oz – $1.99
Includes: Total Whole Grain, Cookie Crisp, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs, Cheerios
- $0.50/1 General Mills Lucky Charms Cereal- $0.50/1 General Mills Reese’s Puffs Cereal
- $1.00/2 General Mills Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Chex Cereal
- $0.50/1 General Mills Lucky Charms Cereal – SavingStar – (exp. 04/30/14)
- $1.00/1 General Mills Big G Cereal; Includes: Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Chex, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Reese’s Puffs, Fiber One, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Total, Wheaties, Frosted Toast Crunch, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, Chocolate Toast Crunch, Dora The Explorer, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Creme, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Basic 4 – 4-13-14 SS – (exp. 06/07/14)
Final Price: $0.99 Using (1) $1/1 coupon

Food Club Ketchup, 32 – 34 oz – $0.99
Free when you redeem 2100 Pig Points
Final Price: FREE when you redeem Pig Points

Pork Baby Back Ribs, 2 pk, per lb – $2.99