What $10 gets you at ALDI, what $11 gets you at Pete’s

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Sometimes… I just don’t feel like couponing. You get that too? In honor of today’s 6 year blog-iversary and Jewel’s MyMixx launch, I was thinking back to 2009 this morning: AKA, The Best Year To Shop Jewel In the History of the World. Those days, alas, are long gone and most of us have changed our shopping patterns. This morning I thought about going to Jewel to try out MyMixx and grab that free 12 pack of sparkling water, but the siren call of cheap avocados and good bread proved too hard to resist — so I did the ALDI-Pete’s run instead.

ALDI

9 avocados, $4.41.
Mini sweet peppers, $1.49.
Salsa verde, $1.69.
2 packs mushrooms, $1.38.
Baby carrots, $.49.

Paid $9.63.

Pete’s Market

Organic lacinato kale, $.75.
2 limes, $.24.
Overpriced garlic, $2.03.
Apples, $.98.
Sourdough bread, $3.29.
Meat ends, $2.01.
Cheese ends, $1.57.

Paid $11.06. $21 in non-couponing dollars did me OK today I think — now if you’ll excuse me, I have a grilled ham, cheese, & avocado sandwich to eat. :)

ALDI deals week of 1/28/15 – 2/3/15

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 1/28/15 – 2/3/15.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; these deals are from the Chicago ALDI ads.
  • I’m using both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad. To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons. ALDI does not take credit cards, only cash or debit.
  • Bring a quarter to “rent” a shopping cart, and you get it back when you return the cart. Bring your own reusable bags; ALDI does not provide free bags.

Produce deals

  • Avocados, $.49 each.
  • 1 lb mini sweet peppers, $1.49.
  • Grape tomatoes, $.99 a pint.
  • 8 oz mushrooms, $.69.
  • Celery, $.79.
  • 16 oz Baby carrots, $.49.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals! ***

11 Bucks at ALDI later…

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Stopped at the Villa Park ALDI (on Roosevelt) today to replenish our cauliflower supply. Found this Little Salad Bar guacamole snack pack on sale for $1.49 each (exp 1/28), so two of those fell in my cart by accident, lol. They also had some kind of organic superfruit Greek yogurt on clearance for $.59 each and chicken leg quarters with $3.00 clearance stickers (big packs originally around $7.00 each at $.95/lb, so a good price there too).

3 heads cauliflower, $2.97. (Two were on the smaller side, but still a great price!)
2 avocados, $1.98.
5 lb flour, $1.28.
2 snack pack boxes guacamole, $2.98.
Baby carrots, $.49.
1 pint grape tomatoes, $1.19.

Paid $11.08. Now MashupDad has some cauliflower to tide him over since he used the last one up making more low carb rolls last night — I think I might make some roasted chili garlic cauliflower later this week, too.

ALDI deals week of 1/21/15 – 1/27/15

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 1/21/15 – 1/27/15.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; these deals are from the Chicago ALDI ads.
  • I’m using both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad. To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons. ALDI does not take credit cards, only cash or debit.
  • Bring a quarter to “rent” a shopping cart, and you get it back when you return the cart. Bring your own reusable bags; ALDI does not provide free bags.

Produce deals

  • 16 oz baby carrots, $.49.
  • Cauliflower, $.99 each.
  • Pint grape tomatoes, $1.19.
  • Mangoes, $.69 each.
  • 2 lb red or green grapes, $2.98.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals! ***

Reader Deals 1/17/15

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Aldi

  • Caroline comments, “Check your Aldi because most Christmas stuff like the cookie kits and cake mixes were .10 this morning.”

Costco

Heads Up

  • Becky and Smart Shopper report, “The $10/10 JCP has ended.”

Jewel

Kingsoopers

Reader Requests

  • Debbie asks, “Do all the Walgreen’s do rapid reward points?  I’ve been doing the points since they started the program and I’ve never heard of it.  I shop in the Champaign area.”Reader Requests
  • Jadeyzma answers, “Debbie, I think that she means “Balance Rewards”, not “Rapid Rewards” for Walgreens”
  • Jennifer asks, “Where can I find food 4less coupon match up sites?”
  • Rachel replies, “SouthSuburbanSavings.com does matchups occasionally, but no longer regularly”

Target

  • From Kari, “If anyone is traveling North to Wisconsin today, the Target in Pleasant Prairie features 98¢ Barilla Pasta! Shells with White Fiber, Veggie Penned and Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti! I did 11 boxes, used (4) $1/2 and (1) $1/3 IP. Paid $5.78 and got back $5 giftcard. But watch out for the stingy old lady cashier without makeup or hair products. She fought with me and kept insisting she HAD to reduce my coupons to 98¢ instead of a full $1 because the product was only 98¢….. Grr.”

Whole Foods

  • Liz shared this, “I went to my eye Dr. recently and got contacts but wanted glasses as well. He told me an option instead of buying glasses. He said to get readers (2.50) but not to buy them at cvs or walgreens but to buy them at whole foods or barnes and noble only. He said the lenses were a better quality at these 2 places for readers. I have been looking for about 5 weeks for a sale and on Park ridge facebook page (Whole Foods) there is a 3 day sale that started today the 16th. Buy one get one free. They run $30.00 for one pair.”

Reader Deals 1/14/15

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Aldi

  • Christine sent this on the Aldi deals of the week, “I found a Sistema soup mug at Aldi for $3.99.  It is on Amazon for $8.13. Great reviews.  I have been looking for a soup mug that does not leak.”

Coupons

  • Valentina comments on the post So Delicious coupon reset, “I redeemed both the coupon and $1.00 back Ibotta offer. Ibotta offer reset for me, so I got one more yogurt.”

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  • Tracy comments on Free Simple Federal Tax Filing, “If you get the h&r block cd on the mail, once you start installing it, but before you enter credit card info, “x” out and you will get an offer for $5 off.”

Fresh Thyme

  • Refarding Top Ten Deals at Fresh Thyme, Andi reports, “Fresh Thymes grass-fed beef – please note this is previously frozen! My mother was told this by the woman at the butcher counter when she purchased using a rain check. Neither she or I recall any notification of the sort. It comes to the store frozen and sold in the fresh counter in the standard packaging with foam tray and plastic wrap. Some may be okay with re-freezing beef, others may not. If the latter, you may wish to purchase only if planning to consume by the package date, or if cooking then freezing the cooked beef….”

Heads Up

  • Charlotte reports, “Sadly, the Dr Pepper 12 pack was a misprint according to the Downer’s Grove Ultra.”

Jewel

  • John comments on the Jewel deals of the week, “The $1.50 off 2 7-up 2 liters and Pringles coupon  has reset. Buy 2 7up 10 varieties (.79 each) and it’s like getting the pringles ($1.50) for free at Jewel.”
  • Mandi says, “I saw the glade wax melts warmer for 6.99 at Jewel. There is still a buy one warmer get free wax melts coupon on coupons.com. Also, Ibotta has $1 for the wax melts and $3 for the wax warmer, plus an extra $2 when you buy both. Works out to 1.99 for both :). There is also a $2/3 glade on checkout 51.”

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray sent some deals for double coupon Wednesday, “So Delicious yogurt cups are at Mariano’s for 3/$3.98 I believe. Regular price 1.99. I bought 2 and used IP for $1. off and got them for free. They also carry So Delicious half and half at 2.99 for 99¢ I may try that next Wednesday. The yogurt is super yummy (vanilla).Starkist Tuna is $1.00 (looked to be the every day price at Lake Zurich) I bought 2 and used the $1. off 2 IP and both were free. Philadelphia Cream Cheese is $1.50, I used the 50¢ off IP and got it for 50¢.I also noticed they carry the Beyond Meat items if that free coupon comes up, I just noticed mine expired.I usually get their organic Roundy brand milk for $4.99 and my produce to hit the $25. “

Meijer

  • Tricia reports, “The Meijer on 59 in Plainfield has a lot of great clearance, but hidden surprises in the boys department! If you see the price on the orange clearance sticker, it’s most likely not the right price. They are way LOWER than advertised, so make sure you price scan them all! Winter coats (good to hold on to til next year) are $9 and I got zip up sweater jackets for $4, long sleeve shirts for $3 and sweats for $2.50. They had nice fils jackets and jeans and alot of other good stuff! (I think this may be true in the girls department as well!)”
  • Janet adds, “I bought six pairs of gloves , three winter coats and a snowsuit (mixed sizes) for a total under $40 at Meiers. Clearance clothes have an additional 25 percent off.”

Reader Requests

  • Renee responds to a previous request, “Grizzly Jack’s Codes: (end January 31st) STAY (3) THREE NIGHTS: RECEIVE $75 OFF YOUR STAY &(3) EXTRA $30 ADVENTURE CARDS PER ROOM Enter Promo Code: Save 75. STAY (2) TWO NIGHTS: RECEIVE $50 OFF YOUR STAY &(2) EXTRA $30 ADVENTURE CARDS PER ROOM.Enter Promo Code: Save 50. STAY (1) ONE NIGHT:RECEIVE (1) EXTRA $30 ADVENTURE CARD PER ROOM Enter Promo Code: Save 1″
  • Mindy comments on a comment from yesterday, “My hairdresser told me that loreal is the same as whatever high end brand they use in her salon… good to know about Sally Hansen and opi!”
  • Connies adds to the thread, “@seachicago, elf is the same as a lot of MAC and MakeupForEver products too. And the Real Techniques Miracle sponge that’s $5 at Walgreens is made of the same stuff as the Beauty Blender at Sephora that’s $16. Another funny thing that really shows how much we pay in marketing rather than different product. Degree dry spray deodorant and Dove dry spray deodorant came out at the same time. The Dove is $6 a can. The Degree is $4 a can. The only difference? The Degree is marketed toward men rather than women. Sheesh!”

Target

  • From SoapboxTray, “Target (April and Harry): Mundelein Super Target if you have 5 coupons that are the same the register automatically doesn’t use the 5th or more. When this first was implemented I didn’t know and asked why at CS and they said the policy is 4 identical and the register will discard the identical ones past 4. You can mix and match with this deal and with adding in Ragu or Old El Paso items to get your 2 more items or use the $1./3 and get 11 pasta.”

The Children’s Place

  • Tracy says, “The Childrens Place in Old Orchard is also closing, but there are a ton of deals on the Childrens Place website now that  clearance is an additional 40% off.

Thornton’s

  • Elizabeth sent this deal for Thornton Rewards members, “Check your email: Flash Fuel Thursday @ Thorntons: SAVE 10 CENTS per gallon on 1/15. Also, Try Snickers Xtreme or Crispy M&M’s free when you buy any king size Snickers or M&M’s”

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ALDI deals week of 1/14/15 – 1/20/15

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 1/14/15 – 1/20/15.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; these deals are from the Chicago ALDI ads.
  • I’m using both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad. To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons. ALDI does not take credit cards, only cash or debit.
  • Bring a quarter to “rent” a shopping cart, and you get it back when you return the cart. Bring your own reusable bags; ALDI does not provide free bags.

Produce deals

  • Large Hass avocados, $.49 each.
  • 3 pack multicolored peppers, $1.99.
  • 4 lb navel oranges, $1.99.
  • 16 oz Roma tomatoes, $.99.
  • Pint blueberries, $1.99.
  • 16 oz kiwi, $1.29.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals! ***

Reader Deals 1/12/15

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Aldi

  • Susan says, “Aldi on Rte 53 in Lisle has their Little Salad Bar Guacamole (it’s 2-8 oz pouches) in the refrigerated section Clearance Price $0.49. The use/freeze by date is Jan 13. I bought 16 at 1 p.m. but their were plenty left. Forgot to say regular price is $2.49″

CVS

  • Jeanine sent this on the $.55/1 Kraft grated Parmesan, ” If you’re still holding on to your rain check from cvs (Black Friday week) this would work out to 44 cent Parmesan”

Free simple federal tax filing option

  • Swimpg commented on Free simple federal tax filing option, “Free State & Federal if filing for individuals or families with a combined household income of $60,000 or less in 2014. Cannot start filing until January 16th. I used this site last year and the whole process went smoothly.

Kellogg’s Rewards

  • Amy says, “Not sure if this was mentioned before, but Kelloggs changed their coupons through their rewards program. There are now $1 off coupons to redeem for 850 points, instead of the $1.50 or $.75 off ones. Went to print some coupons to use at Ultra, now it will be an even better deal! If this was mentioned before, just a reminder i guess since I missed it!”

Mariano’s

  • Liz says, “i dont shop at marianos much but didnt want to drive all over today so decided to go there and not use any coupons to save time.  SMH..They had noosa yougurt for 1.50..now everywhere else sells it for 2.00 on sale up to 2.49 so this is a great price!!  use shopmium and they have an offer for 1.00 off 1 and 40% off 3.  If you have never tried it, its so good!  and worth the extra expense.”

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Online shopping

  • Outlander comments on Organic coconut milk $1.75 or less a can shipped, “I just got those in this months order, but I ordered another one for the next month too. It is a great deal.”
  • And Kari has this comment on Organic raw Chia seeds $8.64 a pound — or less!, “I ordered this last month for $7 after coupon and 15% s&s, but it arrived really beat up and with a hole. It was small, less than half inch, but those darn tiny seeds were EVERYWHERE. I contacted Amazon to ask for another bag and instead they refunded me. Now I’m scared to try them in the future. Some snowy moisture caused the seeds to sprout….. Yuck.”

Reader Deals

  • More on gardening from Pam, “Both my husband and myself do veggies (him) & flowers (me) by seed every year.  We purchased the plastic trays from green house megastore on-line a few years ago & are still reusing the little cells, trays & covers.  Seeds we get from burpee, park seed for flowers and my hubby gets his heirloom veggie seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds.  We typically start our seeds in February & March depending on the plant and works great!  My hubby has a small aquaponics set-up in the basement right now and we’ve been eating fresh organic lettuce for weeks now and are just getting green beans now too!”
  • Peaches adds,”If you want to know how to make your own seed starting mix, I would suggest that you visit the gardenweb forum.  They have a soil, compost and mulch forum that gives you directions on how to make your own mix.  They also have lots of other gardening forums over there that are worth visiting such as a tomato forum, organic gardening, vegetables and square foot gardening.  I visit the board myself when I want a question answered.  They are very helpful over there.  Here is a link to their soil forum.
  • Yvette asks, “Does anyone know if any stores have any good clearance sales on women’s winter coats? Kohls? Burlington Coat Factory?”

Sam’s Club

  • Sam’s Club in Gurnee is clearancing out their Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin 3 packs for $1.91! These are the large cans, but not monsterously huge ones. Grrreat price and to make it better the top cans were marked Best By March 2015, but the others February 2017!

Staples

  • Mandy sent this on Free shredding and $.01 paper at Staples, “Has anyone used their shredding?  Can you watch them shred, or do they ask you to trust them and just drop it off, or do you shred it yourself?

Target

  • Elizabeth on Facebook found $5/$25 select perishables
  • Raegan posted this deal on facebook, “I believe this chair is normally $25 at Target, right now it’s on sale for $19, and my cartwheel offered 20% off.”

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ALDI Barissimo coffee — Plus a giveaway for you!

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This giveaway is sponsored by ALDI. I received an ALDI gift certificate for purposes of this post; however, all opinions here are my own.

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Those of you who are frequent ALDI shoppers may already be familiar with the former Beaumont brand — but fear not, your favorite coffees didn’t go away!

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A number of Beaumont coffees transitioned to the new Barissimo brand in early 2015, which now includes the following affordable products*:

  • Ready-to-drink Iced Coffees (French Vanilla, Mocha and Coffee), $1.19.
  • Whole Bean Coffee (Morning Roast and Donut Store), $3.99.
  • Fair Trade Coffee (Medium and Dark Roast), $3.99.
  • Donut Store Ground Coffee, $3.99.
  • 12 oz. Bag Coffee (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and French Roast), $3.99.
  • Assorted Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla and Hazelnut), $4.99.
  • Flavored Coffee Cups (French Vanilla and Hazelnut), $4.79.
  • Regular Roast Coffee Cups (Breakfast and Donut), $4.79.
  • Specialty Roast Coffee Cups (Fair Trade Colombian and Dark Roast), $4.79.

… along with additional seasonal and Special Buy items that will be available for a limited time. Product taste and pricing remain the same. *Prices based on retails on 1/7/2015. Prices subject to change and may vary by store location.

Curious about the new Barissimo products? Check them out at your own local ALDI, and then enter below for your chance to win some for your very own.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win six 12 oz bags of Barissimo ground coffee + a $25 ALDI gift certificate! (Please check the store locator here to make sure there is an ALDI near you before entering.)

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know which Barissimo coffee flavor you’re most interested in trying.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Only comment once on this post; your comment enters you in the giveaway. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/18/15. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “ALDI…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by ALDI. This post is sponsored by ALDI; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/19/15. Winners will have 48 hours to reply to their email notification; if no reply is received, a runner up will be selected. Mashup Mom is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize. We reserve the right to cancel this promotion at any time or to substitute a prize of equal value.

What price premium will you pay for organic?

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I know I’m on an ALDI kick today, but bear with me for a minute. Earlier today I purchased organic apples and organic avocados at ALDI, largely based on price:

  • 3 lb organic apples were $3.29, 3 lb of conventional apples were $2.99. I’ll easily pay 10% more for organic apples.
  • A four-pack of organic avocados was $2.29 (or $.57 each), and a single conventional avocado was $.89. The organic ones were slightly smaller, but not hugely so, so I went with the organic ones at a cheaper price than conventional.

I also noticed organic baby carrots at $1.29, conventional at $.99. They don’t have a ton of organic produce, so that’s all the price comparisons I have at the moment — but it got me thinking: How much more (percentage-wise) are you willing to pay for organic produce? Organic milk? Does it depend on the type of produce? Just curious. :)