Reader deals 11/18/14

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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.

Aldi

  • A find from Jordan: “Can’t speak to quality, but as of yesterday, cranberries were being clearanced at the Oakbrook Terrace Aldi for 49¢.”

Coupons

  • Judy S. advises: “Choose at least 1 other coupon to print or the [Barilla Plus] pasta coupon prints at the bottom of the page with an ink wasting picture above it.”
  • She also offers another tip, if the Covermate coupon is printing too large: “Make sure it’s not set to ‘fit to page.'”

Donations

  • An idea from Kari O.: “For that price I REALLY hope people consider buying a jacket, even if they don’t have kids, because there are LOTS of cold children who would really appreciate a donated winter coat. My family has limited funds, but my daughter fits in her jacket from last year, so I am going to buy one for her classmate. I went on a pumpkin picking field trip with her class and saw one little boy who was still wearing sandals and only a hoody because his parents couldn’t afford warmer clothes. I volunteer at the school, I know I can slip this into his cubby during class, but I know there’s a few organizations collecting jackets too.”
  • Another option, from jess: “Merlins 200,000 Miles stores also participate in a winter clothing drive. Snug Hugs for Kids. I bought ten hats last week at The Childrens Place for $0.80 each and dropped them off along with everything our kids have outgrown. They take all types of winter wearc for ages 0-18, baby blankets, and clothing as well!”
  • And Sara shares that Jewel is doing a Bears coats drive.
  • A suggestion from barb: “Call your kids grade school or school board offices. Many school secretaries know of someone within the school (or district) in need. Sometimes they will give you a size range and gender and if you drop it off at the office, the secretary will quietly put the kids name and phone number in it and call the kid down to the office saying that this was found and it’s their coat. We did this 4 timed from old navy, Macy sales last year. It’s fun knowing someone in need right in your area got immediate help. Cause burr it’s cold out right now.”

Exercise equipment

  • Suzann shares: “I had a gym quality treadmill about 20 years ago—I got it through the catalog Damark(called something else know). It folded up and was not too obtrusive but I had a huge master bedroom. Back then I think I paid about $500. Eventually about 7 years into ownership we both got bored and I sold it for about half what I paid. I would look at Greensheet or Craigslist for a used treadmill.”
  • Beth says: “Sears is great for fitness equipment- do not go with chicago home fitness- their service plan is terrible! Sears is great and service technicians are very knowledgeable. It is highly recommended to have once a year tune ups on equipment. Sears has been great with our elliptical! Sure they would be just as great with treadmill.”
  • But Samantha adds: “LOL -we bought ours from Chicago Home Fitness. I actually thing it’s a good place to go to find out more about treadmills as the people working at Dicks, Sports Authority don’t usually know too many details. Consumer reports often reviews them -so that’s a good place to start. We spent about $600 -It does what it needs to but probably not a good enough model for serious runner. I like to walk/run on it. Craigslist might be a good bet if you can find near you -they are heavy to transport!”
  • Advice from Michelle on Facebook: “I bought mine 2 yrs ago on Black Friday. There are a few things to think about, where are you putting it? Want it delivered and assembled? How heavy duty do you need? My answer was yes on all so I did a middle to high grade precor, I think it was at Chicago home & fitness. We needed something that was guaranteed to withstand my husband running:) . The only deal they had running bc of bf was the mat you need to have under it if you keep on carpet and basement. With that, I highly recommend if you are putting it anywhere remotely difficult to bring into your house, delivery and assembly:)”

Gift cards

  • Pam shares: “You can also get Chili’s GCs at Thorton’s 20% off through the end of November! Those seem to be in stock more than the Amazon that I am still hoping to find!”

Kroger

  • Something to look for from Suzann: “Kroger also sells [LaBrea bread] and when it show up on the oops we baked too much rack, they all come home with me!! So tasty.”

Meijer

  • A reminder from Outlander: “If anyone still wanted to buy those bottles of Veev vodka and Vita cocktails, they are still on sale at Meijer. Today is the last day on Ibotta, and until 11/20 on Snap. So I finally did it today. :)”
  • From feelgood: “Eckrich smoked sausage is also $2.00 at Meijer 11/20 – 11/26 , so $1.00 after coupon there.”

Reader requests

  • From Claribel on Facebook: “Any pointers for this first virgin Peapod user…I have no interest in braving the cold this week….it’s going to be a LONG winter!” Check out the current top ten here. The new sales start Saturday. One little tip from me: If you don’t need your groceries right away, you can start an order now and select a date Sunday or later, then on Saturday add stuff from the new sale while keeping the things you added during the current sale.
  • Heidi posts on Facebook: ” Hi–I am looking for deals on the movies Cars and Cars 2 in Blu Ray. Don’t want to spend more than $10 each and would love to find them cheaper than that,”

Shop n Save

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Even better at Shop n Save free when you use the coupon since the cranberries will be $1.”

Starbucks

  • If you snagged the Groupon, something else to look for from Kari O.: “Holiday Drinks are Buy 5, Get the 6th one FREE. They give you a card and you collect stickers. The promo cards feature the new drinks, but is valid on the yummiest of all: Egg Nog latte.”
  • She also says: “Oooh, my rewards coupon is 50% off a Holiday Drink!” Check your emails for personalized rewards! Rachel and my husband both got 3 bonus stars with a holiday drink purchase. I got a $3 credit wyb five…most likely because I bought one yesterday.
  • Something to check from feelgood: “For those with American Express Cards, sign in to your account online and check AMEX Offers For You (towards the bottom right). Mine had a “Spend $10 or more, Get $5 back” at Starbucks stores. Also found offers for Spend $50 Get $10 back at JCPenney, and Spend $50 Get $10 back at Office Depot/Office Max.”

Tribune

  • Monique posts on Facebook: “Note for lapsed Chicago Tribune subscribers. I got a neat postcard in the mail today. As a former subscriber they will be giving me the Thanksgiving paper and Sundays 11/23 – 12/28 for FREE. I typically subscribe mid-Nov thru end of the year. I meant to resubscribe last weekend. Procrastination paid off!”

Walmart

  • SmartShopper shares: “Last time this Covermate variety coupon was available, I printed it (and yes, mine printed huge too). Took it to Walmart in Rolling Meadows, IL. The variety pack was indeed $1.98 so it was FREE after coupon. The cashier studied the coupon and even called over the Head Cashier, but they did put it through.”

Whole Foods

  • Pam comments: “Yay! Was able to get Zevia free today! I bought 4 six packs, which the cashier told me she was giving me the case discount for. That made each one $2.70. I used the $2/1 IPs with the $1.50/2 WF coupons. Also, got Back to Nature crackers for only $1 each (used $1/1 WF coupon from last month Whole Deal plus $1/1 coupon from this month’s Mambo sprouts.) They do have several gluten free varieties as well, for those of you who prefer. In the end, I got 3 boxes of different crackers and 4 six packs of Zevia for like $3.69 out the door (in addition to the dirty look from the person behind me, LOL). The normal price of one six pack of Zevia is $5.99 there!”

A little cold ALDI shopping

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I wasn’t planning on shopping at all today, but attended a fun little “Reader’s Theater” play at Mr. 7’s school… so since I was out and about near ALDI anyway, thought I’d grab some more $.49 avocados before the sale ended. The Villa Park ALDI on Roosevelt had all their spiral hams $5.00 off today only, and had cranberries down to just $.49.

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They also had this new “Nature Raised Farms” chicken — no antibiotics, vegetarian diet, cage free, all natural. Whole chickens for $1.49/lb, and boneless skinless… something like $4.49/lb? I don’t remember exactly.

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But I didn’t buy one, since I actually have the Gold ‘n Plump chicken I bought at Target yesterday roasting in the oven as I type, lol. I did, however, buy two packs of top round steak with $3.00 off stickers, and am thinking maybe fajitas. (And I bought tortilla chips, went to put them away, and found an unopened bag already in there… oh well, they’ll keep!)

5 avocados, $2.45.
Tortilla chips, $1.19.
Mushrooms, $.99.
Tomatoes, $1.29.
Cranberries, $.49.
Clearance choice top round steak, $2.14.
Clearance choice top round steak, $2.39.

Paid $11.13.

ALDI deals week of 11/19/14 – 11/25/14

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 11/19/14 – 11/25/14.

  • 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.

Produce deals

  • 10 lb russet potatoes, $1.29.
  • 3 lb yellow onions, $.79.
  • Celery, $.79.
  • Sweet potatoes, $.49 each.
  • 12 oz locally grown cranberries, $.99.
  • Pineapple, $1.29.

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

Quick ALDI trip — $.49 avocados are back

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I was out and about at a parent teacher conference this afternoon, so quick stopped by ALDI on the way home to check out the $.49 avocados. They were kind of rock hard this time, but I dug to find three more usable ones and will try back later at the end of the sale… So: 2 lbs grapes, fingerling potatoes, avocados, low carb wraps, corn tortillas, flour tortillas, and we’re at $8.56 out the door.

I also grabbed next week’s sneak preview in-store ad, and starting 11/19 they will have fresh whole Honeysuckle White turkeys for $.99/lb.

ALDI deals week of 11/12/14 – 11/18/14

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 11/12/14 – 11/18/14.

  • 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.

Produce deals

  • Large Hass avocados, $.49 each.
  • Locally Grown Gala apples, $1.29 per 3 lb bag.
  • Bananas, $.44/lb.
  • Red Grapes, $1.98 per 2 lb bag.
  • Grapefruit, $.39 each.
  • 12 oz cranberries, $.99.

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

Reader deals 11/7/14

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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.

Aldi

  • Kristi says: “Found butter marked down to$2.48 at the aldi in west chicago.”

Amazon

Coupons

  • Suzann says: “You can always get wholly guac/salsa coupons off their website(eatwholly.com)–they reset once a month. I have been able to get 2 prints each tim.”

CVS

  • From shirley: “CVS the limit is 2 for spend $30 get $10 GC”

Meijer

  • Kim shares: “I did these dealio at Meijer today. I bought 2 SB Toilet Gels for 8.38 and 1 SB foam spray for 2.89. I got an instant $3 off and I used 3 $1 coupons. I got my $3 Catalina and I redeemed a $4 off 2 SB toilet gels at checkout51 for a nice money maker! Plus, it pushed me over the the threshold for a $5 mperks reward. Along with the Aveeno shaving cream and the JennieO turkey, I had a nice money making shopping spree!”
  • Valentina S. reports: “Meijer in Berwyn has Marzetti croutons 5 oz. for $1 as a part of buy 10 get the 11th item free. I still have $0.75/1 coupon from Jewel October Big Book (exp. 11/15/14). I got $0.25 croutons.”
  • And liz found: “Meijer has the small POM juice 1.00, use the .50 coupon from the paper from a few weeks ago and get .50 back from SNAP– free” It is part of the 11/$10.

Menards

  • From letsshop: “Menards [Jack’s pizza] 4 for $8 and some change ,husband seen them this morning and don’t remember exactly !! Husbands (:”
  • Pam asks: “menards has them 4/$8…is that through saturday?”
  • Diane wonders: “At Menards, do you have to buy 4?”
  • And letsshop follows up: “Looked it up $2.22 each”
  • Jane says: “There is a printable on coupons.com for $1/2 Flipz pretzels. And we are supposed to be getting another Fisher coupon Sunday for $1 as well off the 10 oz.+ baking nuts.”

Online deals

  • On REI Outlet, Ali noticed: “Free ship to store!”
  • Monique on Kohl’s: “My mom was very excited to hoping to stack the 4 different codes for $10 off of $20. But they are not stackable. At least one is single use though (they might all be), so knowing all four numbers is usable if you have multiple orders. Does any one know a code for free shipping for Nov 11th? VETSDAY10 $10 off of $25 expiring, VET2014, Exp: 11/11/14 ($10 off $25), HONOR10, Exp: 11/11/14 ($10 off $25), TAKE10VET Exp: 11/11/14 ($10 off $25)”

SavingStar

  • Shandelle found: “Just spotted this comment on the hip2save post about this freebie. Someone contacted the manufacturer and received this reply: Thank you for alerting us to this malfunction, our IT Dept. is looking into the problem. And I am sorry to say, we only released our line of Greek Yogurts in New England and as of December 31, 2014 they will be discontinued. Thank you for your interest.”

Target

  • Cari on today’s toy deal: “Good luck finding one!!! If u r lucky a store will substitute. 1 would and 1 wouldn’t. And apparently they make more than 1 kind of chairzard box!!!!”

Reader deals 11/5/14

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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.

Aldi

  • Something to look for from letsshop: “Todays Trib. food section paper $5/$30 at new  Aldi’s Bolingbrook store,maybe south side editions only !”
  • And artie found: “There was a $5 off $30 peelie coupon good at all stores attached to the front page of Today’s NWI Times newpaper. Exp 11/26/2014″

Amazon

CVS

  • Victoria P. shares: “Great CVS diaper deal …. 4 Huggies packs $11.99 buy1get1 50% Total:$35.97 Used $5off $30 CVS coupon $4.5/2 cvs printable $2/1cvs printable 4 $3/1 Huggies Rolled $10 ECB for the gift card OOP: $2.47 for all 4 or $.68 a pack …. Before tax … Supposedly you can do 2giftcard deal not one so I considering trying one more time!”

Jewel

  • From erin: “Bought 4 Uncle Bens chicken wild grain rice boxes 5/$5 today and got back a 75 cent cat.”
  • Kitty emails: “A Jewel Catalina offer:  Buy Kleenex Facial Tissue or Hand Towels (50 ct or larger) between 11/3/14 and 11/30/14 and save up to $2 OYNO.  Buy 6 get $1; Buy 7 get $1.50; Buy 8 or more get $2 OYNO.”
  • Jane says: “I found another valid coupon for this Farmland deal. Go to www.farmlandfoods.com and sign up for email. Go to the email they send and click on the 55c coupon, which you can print off ANY FARMLAND product which does NOT have any other stores name on it! If you can print 3, you can use it on all 3 items. Brings each item down to $1.78 after 3 coupons used!”

Restaurants

  • Matt sends over: “Steak and Shake Happy Hour: Just got an e-mail that they are extending their Happy Hour from 2-4 to 2-5 p.m. and a.m during the week.”

Thanksgiving tips

  • Suzann says: “I f your other half is any kind of a griller , let him smoke the bird. Foil drip pan under the bird , coal baskets on the side and just lightly oil the bird season with salt and lemon pepper, and stuff with quartered lemon and fresh herbs(parsley, sage, thyme and a small amount of rosemary). I also use apple wood chips. I have a fresh herb garden and several meyer lemon trees so this was a good use for of my own lemons. Perfected this recipe using turkeys found on the Friday after Thanksgiving which stuffed in the freezer.”
  • And pt adds: “Thanksgiving cooking tips: Yep-prep everything. Write out your menu now: drinks, desserts, main dishes and sides. Put out your pans and serving dishes the Monday before with a post it regarding how you’ll use it. Those big electric roasters work as extra oven space for me…if that’s an issue-for meats that cook at different temps. Write out your proposed oven schedule-decide what time you want to eat and work backwards (taking into account oven temps and cooking times). Prep all your chopping for the day before-like your onion and celery for your dressing/stuffing. I like to do a couple veg. casseroles so I can prep them the day before and then just worry about throwing them in the oven. And, the turkey takes sooo long to defrost-be prepared-put in the fridge many days before Tday. Good luck!!”
  • Mandy advises: “if you do decide to bake sweet potato’s, put them on a baking sheet with foil. Unlike regular potato’s, the sweet variety will weep juice that drips and burns in the oven. I would also make 2 times the dressing and gravy you think you need. They make great leftovers, but if you run out at TG dinner, it’s a real letdown. My family is crazy for dressing and gravy. I’ve even bought the dry turkey gravy mix to have on hand, just in case!”
  • Callie comments: “Very good advice from pt! Any desserts etc you can make ahead of time do it! It will save valuable time the day prior or day of…I always do exactly what pt said, I pre-chop anything possible and leave it in a container so I can just chunk in and keep rolling. It won’t be as stressful as you think the earlier you plan and prep everything, I promise!!”
  • Sara shares: “My sister me this checklist and I thought it was really helpful in planning for turkey day
  • Artie’s tip: “Make sure you the knife you use to carve the turkey is sharp. Dull knives besides being difficult to use,are dangerous.”

Walgreens

  • A report from erin: “wags halloween clearance now 90% in dekalb and sycamore. candy is still 50%.”

ALDI deals week of 11/5/14 – 11/11/14

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 11/5/14 – 11/11/14.

  • 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.

Produce deals

  • Grapefruit, $.29 each.
  • 2 lb green grapes, $1.98.
  • Pineapple, $1.29.
  • 6 oz blackberries, $1.29.
  • Pomegranates, $.49 each.
  • 3 lb Gala apples, $1.29.

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

This was not at Jewel shopping

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Who else didn’t go to Jewel today? I know, some couponer I am, lol — but I looked and looked and looked at the offers, realized I didn’t need Pantene OR Febreze, and wasn’t in the mood to buy stuff just to buy stuff. So instead, I went to ALDI for cheap avocados… Is it weird to be more excited by cheap avocados than free Febreze candles? :)

ALDI shopping

4 avocados for $1.96, feta crumbles for $1.99, chickpeas for $.65, and tomatoes for $.99 = $5.69.

Gonna make guacamole and another batch of Roasted Chickpeas!

ALDI deals week of 10/29/14 – 11/4/14

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 10/29/14 – 11/4/14.

  • 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.

Produce deals

  • 3 pack multicolored bell peppers, $1.99.
  • Large Hass avocados, $.49 each. woot!
  • 16 oz Roma tomatoes, $.99.
  • 2 lb pears, $1.29.
  • 2 lb Honeycrisp apples, $1.99.
  • Pineapple, $1.29.

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