Reader deals 10/24/14

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.



  • Cathy has been using Checkout 51: “I have been buying Mrs. Renfro’s salsa every week. It runs about $2 at Woodman’s so I get it for about $1. For gourmet delicious salsa I’ll take it! Also, you can take the fruit variety salsa, mix with cream cheese and you have an awesome pretzel dip :)”

Household tips

  • Kristina says: “For the homemade vanilla extract, purchase extract grade beans. They are drier so they don’t add as much water to the finished product, plus they’re cheaper. I ordered these back in July and got 50 beans. I bought the large Kirkland’s brand vodka from Costco, removed about a cup of vodka, then followed the directions and cut the beans into 1/2 inch pieces and tossed them all in. By far, the best batch I’ve ever made!
  • Sabrina adds: “Love homemade vanilla. Due to allergies in our house I use Ciroc vodka because it is made from grapes and has no other fillers like corn or gluten etc. I also bought the vanilla beans from Amazon. I do a lot of baking and cooking and just started my second bottle stewing. The first bottle was started in 2010, it goes a long way and tastes amazing. I so happen to take a shot off the top before adding the vanilla so there is enough room in the bottle and no spill over.”


  • Jane says: “I checked the price on the Orville popcorns and they are $3.29 each this week BOGO. The sign below said it expired 11-4, I believe but that sign did not mention the FREE 2- 2 liters of pop. I’m guessing that sale may only be thru this week so if you want the popcorn deal with 3 things free you better get it sooner than later. I sure hope we do get that $1/2 coupon this weekend!”
  • Melanie reports that the Frito Lay snack packs: “These are $5.99 at Jewel this week.”


  • From feelgood: “The Meijer weekly ad I picked up today at the Homer Glen store shows Eckrich Smoked Sausage at 1.69 each (mix or match 5). So only .69 each after the $1 coupon.”
  • Sara shares: “Went shopping at Meijer last night and found some great deals!
    1) Buy $50 or more of the following gift cards, get a $10 checkout coupon valid on your next order: Applebee’s, Darden (Maggiano’s, Chili’s, etc.), Cold Stone Creamery, Fandango Dinner and a Movie, IHOP, LongHorn Steakhouse, Panda Express, Red Lobster, Steak ‘n Shake. (10/12-10/25). I also got a $5 off $50 Meijer gift card coupon from the Catalina machine. Not sure if it was because I purchased one of the gift cards above or because I shop at Meijer every week, but definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
    2) If you have Ibotta and the new app, Shrink, there are two awesome deals on alcohol. VEEV Vodka is on price drop for $24.99. Earn $15.00 back from Ibotta and $8.00 back from Shrink for a net cost of $1.98! VitaFrute Cocktails are on price drop for $12.99. Earn $9.00 back from Ibotta and $5.00 back from Shrink for a $1.01 moneymaker! I did both last night and it worked fine. Also, Shrink now has a note that you can mark on the receipt which items you are trying to get money for to help speed up processing time. Got mine verified within a few hours by doing that. 3) The small bags of Snapea Crisps are regularly $1.69 and there is $0.50 printable on and an Mperks available. They are with the raisins in the produce section. Shopmium has 30% of your purchase for one bag. I bought 2 bags and used 2 coupons. Somehow I got back $0.72. Not sure how they came up with that, but okay with me!

Online deals

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Tents from $9.99 + free shipping” Here, here, and here.

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “Anyone else having problems with the bricks printables being weird lately? I’ve lost several prints because it stays stuck forever on the printing screen (using chrome on my macbook). It’s inconsistent. But the most aggravating was I just redeemed 1000 points in Kellogg’s Family Rewards for a printable that didn’t go to my printer and the link is one time use. I’ve never had that happen before. I sent them an email and hope they send me a new link, but who knows.. it’s been very frustrating to keep losing prints of really good coupons. Did change anything??”

Sam’s Club

  • Monique posts in Hot Deals: “If you don’t mind getting Cool Ranch Doritos instead of Sun Chips, you can get a 50 pack at Sam’s for $10.89, plus tax.” This is at the Hodgkins location — prices will vary by club, can put in ZIP and pick store to see at yours.
  • Kari O. says: “They also have the twin packs of yellow Listerine for 91¢ too…”
  • She adds: “PS: keep in mind the regular store hours open at 10am, but Business and Plus members get in starting at 7. So, if you wait til 10 they will most likely be gone. Same if you do in store pick up because they don’t immediately pull those items or take them out of their inventory immediately.”

Reader deals 10/23/14

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.



  • On Got2B, Outlander says: “There’s $1 back on Saving Star too, for CVS, so could be a good deal there.”

Gluten-free dining

  • Anne shares: “Rev Burger in Carol Stream offers gluten free buns and healthier options. I don’t know if that seems like a birthday dinner restaurant, but it’s an idea.”
  • Some ideas from peaches: “Concerning GF restaurants, are there any Indian middle eastern or vegetarian restaurants in the area? From what I understand there are a fair amount of people from India and Pakistan living in the area, and some of their dishes are GF. None of the chains are going to have very many GF options.You can also go to yelp and put in a zip code and gluten free, and there are several options mentioned”
  • Nora says: “Texas Roadhouse offers gluten free options.”


  • Jane says: “Plus there is a store coupon for 50c/1 EE cereal on the front of the Big Book that expires 10-28 [to go with this $1.00/1 manufacturer printable]. Would be great if these are on sale or in the clearance section. I think I saw some priced at just $2 last time I looked but am not sure of the dates on that?”
  • And peaches adds: “When I was there Saturday they had the crunchy nuggets cereal on sale for $2.00″


  • DON comments: “I HIGHLY suggest the magazine ORGANIC GARDENING, the only magazine I consistently renew. This magazine comes every other month and is packed with excellent information. This is a great price and as I just found out, I subscribed for 2 years and before checkout was offered a third year for $4.99 which I took advantage of as well. This magazine is straight forward without the fluff and propaganda or speculation, just true and tested info. You will not be disappointed and will feel good offering this on your coffee table.”


  • A report from findin’deals: “Suave Professionals reg size shampoo/conditioner is $2.99. Large is $5.19. If purchasing regular size, cashier may adjust one of the $2 coupons to $1.49 to match $1.49 sale price”
  • Sanee is wondering: “A question to any other shoppers of Meijer in St.Charles….Has anyone else had an inconsistent experience with using ‘competitor coupons?’ I carry the policy with me for this reason, but had a horrible experience last night trying to use a target coupon with a manufacturer. I talked with corporate a LONG time ago to make sure the policy was being interpreted correctly and was reassured, but even the “big” manager last night said they can’t accept both and, ‘we’ll do it this time….’ any suggestions?? To my knowledge the policy hasn’t changed….??”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “ISO bread bowls like those at Panera without the Panera price…. any grocery stores etc. sell these?”
  • Lisa is wondering about the tanks on Tanga: “Has anyone gotten these? I’m tall and am concerned they’ll be short…”
  • Meg responds: “I haven’t bought these specifically, but I’ve bought a couple of different variety packs of shirts from Tanga and I’ve been disappointed every time. The quality is not good and the colors are usually weird. Not worth it for me.”
  • From Outlander: “have you heard of some survey site called Paradigm Sample? Just got an email from them. Thanks!”


  • On the Viva deal, letsshop says: “Printed (2) $1/1 coupons for Viva from Jill site ,in case no one seen her blog ! and happy my store had plenty (: so 41.5 per roll”

Whole Foods

  • A heads up from Judy S.: “The $1 coupon on the Imagine site is no longer available. The 17.3 oz soups are $2 in Deerfield.”

Piggly Wiggly deals week of 10/22/14 – 10/28/14

Here are your Piggly Wiggly top deals and coupon matchups for IL/WI for the week of 10/22/14, brought to you by Coupons for Wisconsin!

This week’s Piggly Wiggly top deals

Ocean Spray Cranberries, 12 oz – $2.69

Final Price: $1.69

Nivea Body Wash, 16.9 oz – $2.99

  • $3.00/2 Nivea Regular or Men Body Wash, Shower Gel, or Lathering Body Scrub, 12 – 25.4 oz – 10-26-14 RP – (exp. 11/09/14)

Final Price: $1.49
Each wyb 2 using (1) $3/2 coupon

Piggly Wiggly brand Milk, gallon – $2.59
With in-ad store coupon and separate $10 or larger non-coupon purchase; limit 1

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.59
Final Price: $1.59

Colgate Toothpaste, 6.4 oz – $1.69
Includes: regular or select whitening

  • $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger – 10-26-14 SS – (exp. 11/15/14)

Stacks With 

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.19
Final Price: $0.69
When you redeem (1) $0.50/1 coupon and stack with Snap rebate

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna, 2.6 – 3 oz – $0.99

Final Price: $0.49Each wyb 2 using (1) $1/2 coupon

Top Ten Strack and Van Til deals week of 10/23/14 – 10/29/14

Here are the top ten Strack & Van Til deals and coupon matchups for the week of 10/23/14.

  • 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

  • Sanderson Farms boneless skinless chicken breast jumbo pack, $1.99/lb.
  • Old Orchard 64 oz apple cocktails, $.99 limit 4. Print $.50/1 juice product here to get them for just $.49.
  • 5 lb bag Texas red grapefruit, $2.99.
  • Aunt Millie’s Deli mini sub buns, 3/$5.00. Print $.35/1 here.
  • 3 lb bag Michican apples, $1.99.
  • Danimals smoothie 6 pack, $2.00. Use expired $1.00/1 in the 8/24 SS through 10/24 only!
  • Brownberry Dutch Country or Italian bread, $1.99. Use $1.00/2 in the 5/11 or 9/7 SS.
  • Affy Tapple singles, $1.00.
  • Swiss Miss 8-10 ct hot chocolate, $.99. Use $1.00/3 in the 10/19 SS.
  • Banquet fruit or pot pies, $.69.

Hy-Vee deals week of 10/22/14 – 10/28/14

Here are your Hy-Vee top deals and coupon matchups for the week of 10/22/14.

Hy-Vee top deals

Top deals:

  • Yoplait $0.39 Use the $0.40/6 or $0.50/8 from 9/21 SS
  • Honeycrisp Apples $1.48 lb
  • HyVee Shredded cheese 3/$5
  • Hershey Snack Size $1.99 Use the $1.10/2 coupon here or $1.50/3 from 10/19

Top Fuel Saver Deals:

  • Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips 2/$7 with $0.04 off of gas. Use 2 of the $0.75/1 Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips coupons here making these 2 for $5.50 or $2.75 each and $0.04 off of gas wyb 2
  • HyVee Choice Reserve beef vegetable kabobs $5.99 and earn $0.10 off of gas
  • Twice Baked potatoes 3/$4 and earn $0.03 off of gas
  • Gourmet encrusted tilapia filets 2/$6 $0.10 off  of gas

Reader deals 10/22/14

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.


  • From jaci: “Looks like you can do the candy deal twice at CVS even though the ad says 1.”

Food 4 Less

  • Martha posts on Facebook: “Hi Rachel, I just read elsewhere on Facebook that the Food 4 Less in Bolingbrook has started marking down their merchandise in the stores in preparation for its closing next month. That person only mentioned Baby formula is 30% off. I called the store and the person said that “selected items” are marked down, not necessarily sections of the store. Does anyone know anything else that has been discounted? Also, she said that they are still accepting coupons on discounted items.”


  • A question from ellen: “were the p&g catalinas nationa or store ones? i have a raincheck for the olay but only want if the catalina is still good. do you know the end daes?”
  • Ashley responds: “It is over but it is returning again. I believe its next week”
  • And ellen asks: “do you mean next week starting tomorrow 10/23 or next week 10/26-11/1?”
  • S.T. shares: “About the Mejier cheese deal: I too was only deducted $2.48 with the same scenario. I have noticed that BOGO deals combined with mPerks MQs will deduct the amount of free item after the MQ discount. I was not happy when I was buying BOGO vitamins last month with a $3 off mPerks MQ. Is this right?”


  • Patty emails: “If you still have your Menards Sorry Slip (rain check) for the Curad Flexible Fabric bandages at 2/$1, use them soon as these items are now in the Clearance section of the bandages.  It looks like Menards has switched to Band-Aid brand and will no longer carry Curad.  They’re marked down to $0.96.”

Online deals

  • Sara shares: “Saw this tweeted by a Baseball America editor: Kindle editions of 10 baseball books available for under $2 each during World Series: High and Inside, by Russell Rowland — $0.99 Sol White’s Official Base Ball Guide — $1.99 The Greatest Show on Dirt, by James Bailey — $0.99 The Ringer, by Jenny Shank — $1.99 The Suitors of Spring, by Pat Jordan — $0.99 The Rules Abide: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Baseball Rules (With History, Humor and a Few Big Words), by Jim Tosches — $0.99 The Book of Baseball Literacy, 3rd Edition, by David Martinez — $0.99 Nine Bucks a Pound, by James Bailey — $0.99 Parker Field (A Willie Black Mystery), by Howard Owen — $1.99 Slouching Toward Fargo, by Neal Karlen — $1.99″


  • Anne reports: “Meijer had pie pumpkins for $1.50 each & Aldi’s were $2.”
  • Christine shares: “Joe Caputos had pie pumpkins for .38/lb. They were small and I bought 3 for 1.81 last week.”
  • Alicia adds: “Re: pie pumpkins – doesn’t Menards have them for $1.49 this week?”

Reader requests

  • Jeff sends over: “I wonder if you or your readers would know of GF restaurants in the Glendale Heights/Bloomingdale/ Carol Stream area (or even St. Charles on North Ave). I am taking my friend out for her birthday and she can only eat GF. I already looked around but didn’t come up with much. Panera doesn’t seem to carry GF.”


  • Mandi found: “Walgreens has fleece lined leggings for 2/$10. I just bought some and they seem like they are good quality.”

Target deals midweek update — week of 10/19/14 – 10/25/14

Here is your Target deals midweek update for the current ad, which runs through 10/25:

Target updates through 10/25

  • Moneymaking pain relief. There is a $5 gift card right now when you buy three select Chattem health care items, that overlaps with our in-ad coupon this week.
  • Oral care in-ad coupon deal. Another use for the in-ad coupon (or text CARE to 827438) for a $5 gift card when you spend $15 on personal care! Buy one Listerine Naturals 1L for $5.49, a Colgate Kids Mouthwash for $3.99, and two Kids Colgate Toothpaste for $2.79 each. Use the in-ad coupon (or text CARE to 827438). Get 5% off Listerine with Cartwheel deducts $.27). Use $2.00/1 Listerine Naturals Mouthwash printable. Use $1.00/1 Colgate Mouthwash in the 9/28 SS. Pay $6.79 and get a $5 Target Gift Card. Thanks, Couponing for 4.
  • Cheap baking mix. Krusteaz mixes are as low as $1.52 for cornbread. Use $.55/1  in the 10/5 SS and get $.75 back from Ibotta to make it net 12 cents! You can also choose other mixes like waffle or pancake for a little more.
  • Cheap pasta sauce. Barilla pasta sauce is on sale for 1.69 this week. Use $.75/1  in the 9/7 SS and get $.75 back from Ibotta to make it net 19 cents!
  • Salsa deal. Herdez 16 oz salsa is B3G1 at $1.99 through 11/1. There is also 30% off on Cartwheel, so $4.18 for four! Thanks, Totally Target.
  • Yes to coupon. Print a $2.50/1 Yes to product on Facebook when you share. This one doesn’t have size restrictions and the line is 5% off this week, making the $3-ish trial size items about $.34 after coupon! Thanks, Totally Target.

Schnucks deals week of 10/22/14 – 10/28/14

Here are your Schnucks top deals and coupon matchups for the week of 10/22/14.

Notes from Northern Illinois Couponing: 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

  • Capri Sun 3/$5 limit 6
  • Goldfish Crackers $1.69
  • Post Cereals $1.88 Use the $2.50 off 2 Post Cereals and 6 oz or larger coffee from 10/5 SS
  • Kleenex Facial tissues or hand Towels 2/$4 Use the $0.50/1 hand Towels from 9/14 SS ( exp 10/25) which will double to $1 $0.50/3 Kleenex from 9/14 SS which will double to $1 (exp 10/25)
  • Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith or Golden and Red Delicious apples $0.99 lb
  • Marzetti Caramel Dip 2/$5 Use the $0.50/1 from 9/14 SS which will double to $1. You may have also gotten the $0.60/1

Butera deals week of 10/22/14 – 10/28/14

Here are your top Butera deals and coupon matchups for the week of 10/22/14, courtesy of Alli at Couponing for 4.

These are just the top deals — for the full weekly Butera coupon deals, please visit Couponing for 4.

Weekly Butera deal highlights

In-ad Store Coupons
Requires separate $10 purchase

Other Deals

  • Banquet, Brown’n Serve Sausage, Frozen Dinners, Hunt’s Manwich, Snack Pack Pudding , Spaghetti Sauce, Ketchup or Chef Boyardee $.79 (Limit 5 of each)

Reader deals 10/21/14

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.


  • Pam shares: “I only get the online offers for CVS as well, so I rarely shop there anymore either! I have heard people say that if you get a new card, you will start getting them again, so maybe that’s an idea.”
  • Another idea from Andrea: “Like many others, I haven’t received any CVS email or regular mail coupons in months – maybe almost a year. Just last week, I tried to change my email address on my account online and got a message that I had to call the 800 number to do that. So I just opted out of receiving emails – no big loss since I wasn’t receiving any anyway! I picked up a few things on Sunday and the cashier was prompted to ask me for my email address. I entered it on the screen, and lo and behold, I received a 20% off ‘welcome’ coupon a few hours later. We will see if this is a one-time thing, or if I will receive them regularly again.”
  • And peaches reports: “I went to CVS to purchase some milk today, and while checking out, I got four store coupons, including one for $2 off any $8 or more eye care purchase, $1.50 off $5 Crest or Oral B toothpaste, mouthwash or toothbrush, $1 off any 3 bags of candy, and $3 off any $10 razors, blades or shave cream.”

Dollar Tree

  • Scott warns: “Heads up. Dollar Tree on Golf Rd(Morton Grove) will not accept theFisher Boy Q’s. Register beeped-invalid Q. Manager would not accept. Cashier said because the pic on Q has 48 piece, that Q is invalid. Bummer”

In-store deals

  • From anne: “If anyone prefers to see the fleece leggings in person (rather than buying online), Ross has them for $4.99 (or at least the Ross in New Lenox has them for that price). I bought a pair, and am very happy with them! Marshalls also carries them for around $6.”

Loyalty programs

  • Maria found: “New Kellogg’s Family Rewards codes from EATMORECHOCOLATE (25 points) added 10/17, expires 10/23 KFRSNACKSYOULOVE (50 points) added 10/21, expires 10/27 COLLECTPOINTSNOW (50 points) added 10/21″


  • Mandy says: “I also found Meijer Organic whipped butter, 8 oz. tubs marked down on the sticker to $1.91, but, they scanned for $1.59. Expiration dates I found were for 12/14/14. Bloomingdale, IL store in a box cooler across from the yogurt section in dairy. There were about 10 left when I was there.” I saw that on clearance in Berwyn as well, but didn’t catch the price.
  • She also comments: “If you need cheese, Meijer in Bloomingdale has the 7-8 oz. blocks of Kraft cheese on sale this week for $3.48, buy 2 get 1 free. I had an Mperks for $1 off 2 Kraft cheese. Works out to $1.65 each. Watch your receipt, because it only deducted $2.48, which I had corrected at the Service Desk.”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “Has anybody noticed anywhere that might be closing the season on beets with clearance prices ? Normally about now a market or grocer or 2 has beets for like 30 cents a pound, I would like to stock up – tyia”
  • Meg is wondering: “Does anyone know of a good price on pie pumpkins (or just small pumpkins)? I need about 10 of them for a party activity. I was hoping to find them for $2 each or less.”