Reader deals 11/23/14

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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.

CVS

  • Sara reports: “The Hershey singles (free after $.79 ECB) limit is actually 2, not 1 as stated in the ad.”

Dollar Tree

  • Jane says: “There is also a $2/7 coupon to print on the Weight Watchers site. So a tad cheaper if you want (or find) 7 WW desserts instead of 5 for the insert coupon.”

Jewel

  • Mary Beth comments: “Jewel has Parchment Paper roll & sheets on sale for $2.99. There are $1/1 coupons on Reynolds.com. Pretty good deal for holiday baking. The rolls also had $1.00 off Parchment Paper when you buy Pillsbury cookie dough.”

Reader requests

  • From Jen: “I’m looking for laptop deals too! Our current laptop is taking its last gasps. I’m not going shopping on black Friday (ugh) so I’m hoping for some good online deals.”
  • Linda is wondering: “did anyone happen to see if Sierra Mist is tagged for the 4/8.88 deal [at Ultra Foods]?”

Balancing savings and time: four questions

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Welcome to Frugal Homemade! This week, I am going to address the balance between savings and time. To me, this ties into Frugal Homemade because I have always had to be judicious with the amount of time I spend on the frugal to make sure I have enough time in my days to cook from scratch, tend to my garden, do DIY projects, and everything else that constitutes the homemade.

But this topic is also very timely for me because of some upcoming changes in my situation. This will be my last Frugal Homemade post, as I will be leaving the Mashup Mom team so that I can prepare for a return to working full-time outside the home. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to spend much of my daughter’s early years as a stay-at-home mom and virtual assistant here at Mashup Mom. While I am excited about my new endeavor, I will really miss this community and the excitement of the deals.

So, how to we save the most with the least amount of time and effort?

I will still try to save as much as I can, but my time will be more at a premium than anything else once I start my new job, so I have spent some time thinking about my savings efforts and what to focus on to get the best value for those efforts when my time becomes limited. Everyone’s needs and options are different, but I hope my discussion of mine and other observations helps you think of how you might conduct the analysis.

Which actions translate to the most savings?

Are there things you can do that save a ton of money easily? Are there things you are doing that aren’t saving you enough?

  • Saving on produce. Like many of you, I cook most of my meals from scratch and the main thing I need from week to week is all manner of produce. So my main store should be the store that has the best prices on produce, right? Not necessarily, as it turns out. I have always been a Caputo’s shopper, for the produce and deli deals, the fact that they carry all of the unusual ingredients I find myself needing, and I also just like the place. But unfortunately, when I look at my last three trips, only one time did I buy more than a bag or two of produce. The produce deals are excellent, and the percentage savings over other stores are high, but the actual dollar savings over buying the same things elsewhere is not as great as I have been assuming. I might save $10 over buying the same produce items elsewhere, but that savings would be quickly negated if I also had to buy grocery or non-food items in the same trip, since those items tend to be expensive there. Stores like this are great if they are really convenient to you, but not always ideal for one-stop shopping.
  • The drugstore game. These can be the best places for many things like health and beauty needs, certain grocery items, and milk. I have purchased countless net $1.99 gallons of milk at CVS. The problem with drugstores is that the “game” requires weekly attention to maintain your level of deals. And then there is the potential empty shelf, expiring RR or ECB, or other frustration of drugstore shopping. It is important to assess whether what you are getting and saving is worth all of the required effort.
  • Specific items. Are there items that make a huge impact on your bottom line? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is cereal. My husband goes through a LOT of a specific type of cereal. Since the shelf price is very high, putting some effort in to stocking up when the price drops to its lowest can save me a ton with reasonable effort. And since it is a long-lasting item, the savings can be multiplied even more.

Where do you find the best overall value?

Shopping in fewer places saves time and energy on so many levels. The idea of one-stop shopping, or something close to it, is very appealing to me for time savings but also for mental health reasons.

  • Stores that sell everything. I have been shopping at Meijer more and more, and with good reason. Occasionally I have compared shelf prices of various grocery items to Jewel and found them to be consistently 10% lower at Meijer. This is comforting if I just need something and don’t have time to shop around for it. And while produce prices are generally higher than market stores, they are lower than Jewel or Ultra. I am constantly stocking up on grocery and non-food items at Meijer as well. There are sales and promotions often enough that a little stocking up is all it would take to make a huge dent in the cost of those items. Some people have similar luck at SuperTarget or Walmart (especially if you are good with price-matching).
  • Warehouse clubs. I only recently joined Costco, so I can only speak to this in a limited capacity at this point. But ROTISSERIE CHICKEN! Is it crazy to say it might be worth the membership just to buy a couple of chickens a month??? They are huge and $4.99. And not sold out when I go to buy one at 5:30 pm. The last one we got fed my family of three generously for three dinners! We ate some as-is the first night, I sliced some of the breast meat to put on club sandwiches another night, then I made pot pie with the rest of the meat another night. Finally, the bones went in to my last batch of stock. There are also other items I have found to be great fall-back prices for us: whole bean coffee, organic half & half, some snack foods, etc. The specifics will be different for everyone, but definitely a resource to take advantage of for some things if you have a membership.

Which store perks are worth your time?

Couponing and deals can be a lot of fun, and that is valuable in itself, but it has to be weighted appropriately.

  • Games. As much as I was a sucker for the “games” Jewel has run in the past, I really don’t think the “fun” is enough to draw me in when my time is limited. The Cuisinart promo is only working for me because they have allowed stickers to be earned on alcohol and I find one of the Jewel stores near me to be a great place to buy wine. And even at that, I am on track to earn ONE pan by the end of the promo.
  • Awesome clearance. No store will really ever match what I used to find at Dominick’s, but some Jewel stores near me can be pretty fantastic. I also find great clearance at Meijer now and again, especially meat, which makes it fun to shop there. No matter how busy I am, it is always going to be fun to find a surprise great deal.
  • Monetary rewards. Another huge plus in the Meijer column for me is mPerks REWARDS. I cannot say this enthusiastically enough. I am still mostly buying only the very best deals and easily earning my rewards. If I were spending more there to save time, it is nice to know the rewards will only come faster to help keep my OOP down. Pete’s also has a rewards program, as does Mariano’s right now. Catalinas and other forms of OYNO coupons are also something to consider.
  • Electronic coupons. Besides rewards, mPerks also has coupons. I cannot tell you how many times I realized I needed something, didn’t have the related coupon with me, but then found it on mPerks. You can’t beat the convenience of clipping on your device as you shop.

How much effort is involved in your savings methods?

I always feel compelled to get the best net price on things, but sometimes I have to stop myself from engaging in time-consuming behaviors that end up saving me very little.

  • Complicated deals. I will be the first to admit, that with all the time in the world, or at least the three hours that my daughter is in Pre-K each day, I love me some Target. I can get great deals on my Tide, Starbucks coffee, and all sorts of things in the store that sells everything. But could the deals possibly be more complicated? Stores like Target are the reason we all need people like Rachel! Threshold coupons, store coupons to stack with manufacturer coupons, gift card deals, Cartwheel, and cash back apps, oh my!
  • Distance and number of stops. Part of this is how far you have time to travel. Another part is transportation costs. My closest store used to be Dominick’s, and I miss it dearly. Until Pete’s Fresh Market opens in its place, my three closest grocery stores are all Jewel. I do love Jewel for liquor deals and surprise clearance, one cannot live on wine and yogurt raisins alone! Adding a stop to your trip not only adds time, but requires more planning.
  • Coupons and cash back. Are you getting a whopping quarter from Checkout 51 each week? Maybe it is time to cash out and move on. Are you clipping coupons each week only to toss them expired in the trash weeks later? Are you finding expired items in your pantry that were net free after RR, ECB, Catalina, or rebate? Would you have even noticed never having those items? It is important to take a hard look at your behaviors and make sure they are still serving you as you intend.

Which savings strategies give YOU the most savings for your time and effort?


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Be sure to check back each week for something new! I will be bringing you how-tos, advice, and articles on everything pertaining to easy frugal living: From DIY, to recipes, to practical tips and tricks. To help balance out the couponing and deal chasing we do a lot of here, I’ll talk about easy ways to incorporate frugality into everyday life and to do more from scratch.

Top ten Target deals 11/23/14 – 11/26/14

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Here are your top ten Target deals and matchups from today’s ad, which runs through Wednesday, 11/26:

Target deals week of 11/23

Get $1.25 back on two wax melts, $1.25 back on two candles, and $1.00 back on spray with Ibotta. There is also $1.00 back on wax melts and $.50 back on a candle on Checkout 51. So buy five items, including one spray, one wax melts, and one candle, use four $1.00/1 coupons and $1.00/1 spray. Stack with $1.00/3 Target coupon here and 5% off winter collection Cartwheel. One idea is to buy two wax melts, two candles, and a spray. Use a $1.00/3 Target coupon, get 5% off with Cartwheel, and use three $1.00/1 any and a $2.00/2 any, and pay $8.25. Get back a $5 gift card, then $1.50 back from Checkout 51 and $3.50 back from Ibotta, to put you up $1.75.

Notes from the 11/23/14 Chicago Sun-Times

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Here are some notes of interest to couponers from the 11/23/14 Chicago Sun-Times! Note that ads and flyers can vary by location depending what stores are near you and what they decide to put in your paper. Please keep in mind that the Sun-Times always has fewer coupons than the Tribune, so I am not going to list every coupon that is missing. I will make a note of coupons that are not also in the Tribune, hot coupons included in the Sun-Times inserts, and any noteworthy variations in value.

  • Red Plum has no unique coupons
  • Smart Source has:
    • $.75/1 and $2.00/2 Air Wick items Target coupons, expire 12/20/14.
    • $5.00/1 Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Smart Stages Train (minimum $25 purchase required), expires 12/31/14.
  • USA Weekend has no grocery coupons.

Reader deals 11/22/14

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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.

Activities

Coupons

  • From feelgood: “Found hangtags on Beringer wine at Jewel, manufacturer coupons expire 12/31/14, all coupons state “no wine purchase required.” $1.00 on 5 lbs. Idaho potatoes $1.00 on Idaho Fingerling potatoes $1.00/2 Mrs. Cubbison’s Stuffing $1.00/3 Libby’s Pumpkin cans”
  • Shandelle shares: “Noticed a Kroger eCoupon for $.50 off 2 avocados (Exp 12/10) today while I was loading up the Herdez freebie. Will work locally at Food4Less or any other Kroger affiliate stores.”

Dollar Tree

  • Jane says: “I got the 10% coupon today @ DT w/ my paper. I asked the mgr. if we can use coupons with it and he said yes. Then when I checked out the checker warned me I’d have to spend $10 without coupons. I told her the mgr. said I could use them and she was thrown off. She said she’d have to learn how to do that, though instructions are clearly spelled out on procedure on this coupon right on the back. I’m going back tomorrow to try to get the WW desserts, I saw them at my store as well today!!!”
  • Victoria shares: “I was at Villa Park if by any strange chance you are like me have firefly coupons great place to use them. I could 2 -2 packs of toothbrushes no problem ….saw some other coupons to watch out for in the cleaning aisle. I was there earlier then I have ever been and was very surprised at how many newspapers were delivered I want to say that they have over 200 newspapers delivered on a Saturday morning.”

Gift cards

  • Comicbob reports: “Got four Amazon $25 [at Thornton’s] in Volo today. Left about five for others. Good luck”
  • Tori reports: “That’s funny, I bought 4 Bass Pro Shop gift cards last week, they all rang up 20% off, no problems.”

In-store deals

  • Tamara shares: “I was planning to go to Toys R Us on Saturday and found this 15% off any regular priced toy coupon. It’s only good through the end of Saturday.”
  • Something michelle noticed: “TJ Maxx has fleece leggins and tights… $4.99″

Meijer

  • To go with the coupons he found above, feelgood offers: “5 lb. Idaho potatoes are $1.28 at Meijer starting 11/27, only $0.28 after $1.00 coupon!”

Reader requests

  • Julie posts on Facebook: “Can you or your wonderfully helpful readers show me the way to the best deal(s) on laptops? Will be for a teen who will use primarily for games. Love you, love your show!! ;)” She adds: “The two games he is interested in are g-mod and team fortress two.”
  • One from mama: “I would like to find a deal on How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Frozen, DVD version (we are old school – no Blue Ray player here!) My daughter is having minor surgery on Dec. 23rd so we are having a moviethon on Christmas this year. Thanks!” One option is here for the combo pack. One could also try showing the online in stock Walmart price at Target to price match.
  • Kari O. had luck with that approach: “We price matched at Target fine and got 5% off using RedCard. Just make sure you take the item straight to Customer Service and let them verify the price with their iPad.”

Target

  • A find from jill b: “Target in Evsnston, IL has the 3 packs of [Clorox wipes] 34 count in each pack on clearance for 2.98 (50% off 5.99) With these coupons its an awesome deal since the 104 count bottle right next to it is 5.99″
  • An idea from feelgood: “Went back to the Lemont Target tonight for another round of [GE LED] bulbs. Noticed another area with more bulbs. The 40 W bulbs were tagged $7.49, the 60 W bulbs were tagged $7.99, and both types of bulbs had the tag for the $5 gift card when buying two.” And Rachel was at Hillside this morning — 40w is now also tagged there at $8.99 (!) but both kinds were out.
  • Pam says: “My 40w actually rang up cheaper for me at $7.49. Not sure what the shelf tag read, but that’s what it rang up (I am assuming the $7.49 is a sale price, like the 60w was on sale, right?) So by buying both a 60w (@7.99) and a 40w, mine ended up free.”
  • Valentina S. also confirms: “This deal worked for me at Willowbrook Target.”

Walgreens

  • From kitty: “There’s a BOGO Urgent RX coupon in a recent SS, so 2 free.”
  • Yvette says: “Also, check your balance rewards account before shopping and see if you have a new offer for 25 points on every dollar spent in the store thru the end of the year.”
  • Something to clip from letsshop: “Zims Max Freeze has $2 coupons in this week Hoy paper (:”

Woodman’s

  • Heather posts on Facebook: “heres a deal at woodmans the Nissin cup of soups using the coupon a week or so ago and get 4 for a dollar and also they had the Libbys veggies 2 for a dollar and if you use the coupon you get 4 for a dollar Great deal
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Top ten Peapod deals 11/22/14 – 11/28/14

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Here are the top ten Peapod deals and coupon matchups for the current sale, which runs through Friday, 11/28. Other than groceries delivered to your door, other things to know about Peapod:

Top ten Peapod deals week of 11/22/14

  • Diamond 8 oz chopped walnuts, $5.99. Use $.55/1 in the 11/9 RP and get it for $4.89 after double.
  • Domino 2 lb brown or powdered sugar, $2.19. Print $.75/2 here (60438) to get it for $1.34 each after double. There is also $.65/2 in the 9/7 or 11/2 RP.
  • King Arthur 5 lb flour, $4.99. Use $.75/1 in the 11/23 SS to get it for $3.49 after double.
  • Naked Juice, $3.29. Clip $2.00/2 coupon, limit 2 coupons. Stack with $1.00/1 printables here to get it for $1.39 each.
  • Pepperidge Farm Italian bread, $2.50. Use $.50/1 in the 11/9 SS to get it for $1.50 after double.
  • Birds Eye Recipe Ready, $2.39. Print $.75/1 here to get it for $.89 after double.
  • Sister Schubert’s 6 ct mini baguettes, 8 ct Hawaiian rolls, or 16 ct Parker House rolls, $2.79. Print $.75/1 here to get them for $1.39 after double. There is also $.50/1 in the 11/16 SS.
  • Turkey Hill ice cream, $2.50.
  • Zone Perfect bars, $1.25. Print $.55/1 here to get it for $.15 after double.
  • Ocean Spray cranberries, $2.00. Print $1.00/1 here.

Reader deals 11/21/14

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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.

Activities

Amazon

Apps

  • Shandelle says: “Regarding the Other option in Jingit, I just submitted 2 receipts from Aldi that way last night and was awarded $1.25 in credits for grocery essentials items! :)”
  • She adds: “Click on Grocery Essentials and Reserve your items. Then from the menu go to Shopping List and click the button to submit a receipt. it should pop up a list of stores and now there is one for Other as well as Jewel being added, too.”

Dollar Tree

  • Jane says: “I loaded the PDF [of the 10% off coupon for Sunday] to see and you have to print both sides of coupon. On the ‘back’ it states cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher or discount. I’d bet they would consider that a coupon when we all know a manuf. coupon is a form of payment. I may pass on the struggle….though if they still have papers on Sunday, you’d get them for 90c each!?”

Gift cards

In-store deals

  • Sarah in Hot Deals says: “Bed Bath and Beyond has [this Atari Flashback Classic Console] for 39.99 with the $5 off coupon on back”
  • Caroline adds: “What’s old is new again. My DH saw it at Sam’s yesterday for the same price.”
  • And tracy saw it as well: “They have the same thing at bed bath and beyond, for the same price, but you can use a 20% off coupon. Sega too.”

Loyalty programs

  • From Jean: “Kellogg’s Rewards just gave me 100 bonus points for every code I entered today. I’m not sure why or how long it will last, but hopefully this will work for everyone.”
  • Pam adds: “Yes, even better for Nutrigrain products— the BONUS points are stacking! Normally you get 80 points for Nutrigrain, but there is a promotion giving you an extra 100 which ends 11/23. Today started an additional promotion, giving you 100 bonus points for ANY product, I think it goes thru 11/30. So for double bonus points on the Nutrigrain, enter them now through 11/23! So, for Nutrigrain products you are getting 280 points for each. For Special K bars, etc you are getting 180.”

Meijer

  • Pam reports: “I bought these [Carnation Breakfast Essentials] with the coupon at Meijer today. These are on sale for $4.99. I bought 2 and got a $1 OYNO Meijer STORE catalina.”
  • Sarah noticed: “Raspberries are on sale for $1 at the Rolling Meadows Meijer. They were Driscoll so use your survey coupons for free/cheap berries!” Berwyn too! I picked up a bunch today and they looked great!
  • Kitty found the same: ” The Niles Meijer had Driscolls Raspberries for $1 today, Thursday 11-20; free with a $1 survey coupon.”

Online deals

  • From savinlikeu) on GearXS: “I entered freeship14 under codes and got free shipping :)”
  • Lisa shares: “Just bought this [Keurig Elite] last week  at Kohls and really like it. I was a hold back as I was not a fan and preferred the pot as well. I bought the K45 Elite and it has the filter and 3 cup sizes. I was actually thinking of picking one up for my mom. Comes with a 12 pack of k cups. It is quick in the am when time is limited for me to get out of the house.”

Tablets

  • Kari O. warns: “I have the Office suite [like what comes with this tablet] on my iPad and the thing I find most unappealing is nothing saves to the tablet. Instead it connects to your SkyDrive account and downloads your file everytime you want to open it. Not a big deal of you have WIFI all the time, I however do not, so it’s a huge inconvenience that nobody warned me about,”

Target

  • A GE LED bulb report from feelgood: “Went the Lemont Target tonight. No signage for the $5 gift card, but one did pop out after the second bulb scanned at the register.”
  • Sara comments: “Looked it up on their store finder, this [Celeste pizza that is free with SavingStar this weekend] is sold at target so could be used on the Buy $50, get $10 food and beverage deal, through Sat.”
  • She also shares: “There’s a bunch of new Glade offers on Ibotta, some will work nicely with the Target gift card deal (Buy 5 Winter items, get a $5 gift card). $1.25 for 2 jar candles $1.25 for 2 Wax melt refills $1 for 1 PlugIns scented oil refill $1 for Premium Room Spray $1.50 for 1 ct PlugIns Warmer $3 for 1 Wax Melt Warmer $1.50 for 1 Automatic Spray Refill Looks like they all expire 11/27″
  • Something jess noticed: “Target has [kids’] fleece lined tights. I think they were $6.99″
  • Martha posts on Facebook: “I found this at the Bolingbrook Target. The Caesar variety [of Snapea crisps] are marked down to $.87 each. Paired it with a $.50 off printable coupon and made for some cheap cheap snacks for the kids lunches. Also, if you do shopmium, there is an additional 30% rebate on these. The downside of this was that the expiration date on the Cesar are only on November 27. I guess they had a bunch of them in the warehouse that they needed to unload quickly.”

Television

  • Sara shares: “Channel Master has a couple of offers for their DVR and Antennas for the Holiday weekend: $175 DVR+ 16 GB model, requires external USB hard drive, not included, limit 3 per customer Offer is good on both Black Friday (Nov 28) and Cyber Monday (Dec 1) from 8 AM – 1 PM CT – HDMI output only – No subscription required – 14 day program guide – This works only with a TV antenna, not cable – Has a dual tuner – Streaming services (Vudu and Pandora) – Compatible with Slingbox 500 (If you get the DVR, check Amazon for a cheaper price for the hard drive or any other accessories.) All day Sat and Sun 25% off All Antennas, free shipping, limit 3 per customer”
  • She adds: “Yep, it has a 14 day guide. Also, noticed it streams YouTube. It was released last December and this is the lowest price I’ve seen.”
  • She also clarifies: “[dual tuner] means it can tune into 2 different channels at the same time. This allows you to record a show and watch a different show at the same time.”

Ultra Foods

  • Valentina S. shares: “I spotted 16 ct. Lipton black tea bags $1.69/box regular price at Downers Grove Ultra. Used $3/2 coupon. Those boxes are great items to fill up the basket to $20 and use Ultra Foods store coupons that I received in the mail in October and November. This week’s coupons are $1 off any meat, $1 off any produce, $1 off any bakery, and $1 off any milk purchase. One $20.00 purchase qualifies a customer to use all four coupons for the week. Mrs. Cubbinson’s croutons will be my fillers too this week!”

Walgreens

  • Christina M. comments: “There is a Robitussin Medi Soother coupon in the 11/2RP to make that a money-maker [for the Black Friday ad].”

Walmart

  • A tip from Stephanie: “Check your local Walmart for Skylanders. I went to Palatine & although the shelf had no indication of a sale, it range up $37.”
  • And on the Lego Friends Olivia’s House, Gina says: ‘It was showing as sold out, but when I went to the store, they had over 8 boxes and they automatically rang up as $39. So check your stores.”

Reader deals 11/20/14

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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.

Apps

  • From nilo: “Just an update jingit now has jewel and the option for other. I have tried using other but with jewel receipts, it was not showing up in their list to choose, and they were processed.Also, jingit has a “thanksgiving” icon and it has rebates for butterball turkey, ocean spray cranberries, potatoes, green beans & corn, stuffing & more…I thought i’d post since jingit is not an app I read about that often.”

Dollar Tree

Donations

In-store deals

  • A tip from Outlander: “sign up for Payless texts. You’ll always get discount codes. This is the latest one: PAYLESS: $10 off any $25 in-store purchase + up to 50% off Boots- Final Weekend! Use 251451957 or view here (Exp.11/23/14) Reply HELP=help”
  • From susie: “i just received an email from carson’s for $50 off $100 purchase or $25 off $50 purchase. In the fine print it says all purchases count towards the $100 but $50 of that purchase must be regular or sale( and this includes their other clearance thats not yellow or black dot). It might make for some good sales”

Kroger

  • Suzann shares: “Kroger is running a deal on gift cards this week–get 4 times the value in fuel points. I get Amazon cards– just moving money from one pocket to the other.”

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray reports: “I was at the Vernon Hills Mariano’s yesterday and they have 18 oz. Quaker 1 minute or regular oatmeal canisters for $2. Print the $1. off from the Target site (man. Q) and get for $1. or FREE on Double Daze.”

Meijer

  • Something to look for from feelgood: “For the Kraft chunk cheese deal, check your local Centrella ad to see if you have a Kraft $3.00/6 manufacturer coupon. Found one in my Chipains ad. Buy 6 chunk cheese for $12, use one $3.00/6 coupon. Pay $9.00 and get a $4.00 catalina, for a net cost of $5.00, or $0.83 each.”

Reader requests

  • From Ann in Hot Deals: “Has anyone seen any great deals for Lego Batman 3 for XBOX360? I have a little guy who has this game at the top of his list. Thanks.”

Target

  • J. Alan says: “No signage or GC at target in Broadview two days ago but the [GE LED bulbs] deal was working at the Hillside location.” Yep!
  • Pam adds: “I *accidentally bought both a 60W and a 40W (meant to buy both 60W but somehow inadvertently grabbed a 40w). I DID still get the GC.” Good to know!

Ultra Foods

Mariano’s deals weeks of 11/20/14 – 11/29/14

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the ten day ad running 11/202/14 – 11/29/14. 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

  • Eggland’s Best 18 ct large eggs, $3.25. Use $.35/1 in the 9/14 SS to get them for $2.55 on Double Daze.
  • Sara Lee pie, $3.00. Use $.55/1 in the 11/9 RP to get it for $1.90 on Double Daze.
  • Westpac classic vegetables, $.85. Use $.35/1 in the 9/21 SS to get them for $.15 on Double Daze.
  • Earthbound Farm organic 9-10 oz vegetables, $2.50. Print $.75/1 here (prints as good on any product) to get them for $1.00 on Double Daze.
  • Libby’s canned pumpkin, $1.75. Use $.75/2 in the 11/2 SS to get them for $1.00 each wyb two on Double Daze.

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

Top Ten Strack and Van Til deals week of 11/20/14 – 11/27/14

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Here are the top ten Strack & Van Til deals and coupon matchups for the week of 11/20/14.

  • These matchups are based on the Chicago ad. In case of store variation, and to see the rest of this week’s deals, check your ad here.
  • Strack’s takes expired manufacturer coupons back 30 days.

Top Strack’s deals

  • In-ad coupon: $6 off a fresh or frozen turkey with $25+ purchase. Makes a 15 lb Norbest frozen $.39/lb.
  • Sweet potatoes, $.39/lb.
  • 8 lb Russet potatoes, $.99.
  • Broccoli, $.59/lb.
  • Eckrich smoked sausage, $2.00. Print $1.00/1 here and get them for $1.00.
  • Old Orchard 100% apple or Kids’ apple juice, $1.35. Print $.50/1 juice product here.
  • V05 shampoo or conditioner, $.69. Use expired $.50/2 in the 10/19 SS.
  • Ocean Spray cranberries, $2.00. Print $1.00/1 here.
  • Krakus Polish deli ham, $4.99/lb. Print $1.00/1 lb here (02134).
  • Domino 4 lb granulated sugar, $2.00. Print $1.00/2 here. Also, print $.75/2 here (60438) or use $.65/2 in the 9/7 or 11/2 RP.