Reader deals 4/23/14

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

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

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



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

Bridal gowns

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


Cost Plus World Market

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


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


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

Fannie May

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

Food 4 Less

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


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

Piggly Wiggly

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

Reader requests

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


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


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

Cheap rechargeable AA batteries — good reviews!


8 pack is out of stock :(

Feelgood sends over these cheap rechargeable batteries on Amazon! Get this 8 pack of Amazon Basics precharged AAs for just $10.99, eligible for Prime or free shipping at $35.00. These have 4.5 stars in a whopping 1247 reviews.

  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Features eight-pack 2,000 mAh rechargeable AA batteries for digital cameras, remotes, and more
  • Pre-charged and prepared to use proper out of the pack
  • Extremely gradual self-discharge price maintains 80% of capacity
  • Brings together very best capabilities of AA alkaline (ready to use) and rechargeable (reusable) batteries


Need a charger to go with it? This 8 port charger for AA and AAA is just $9.99, and also eligible for Prime or free shipping at $35.00.

Cheap photo cards — graduation, birth announcements, more


One of the top deals at Amazon Local today (I see it in Chicago Western Surbubs and national in the top row) is a huge discount on custom photo cards from Photo Affections!

  • $19 (a $58.40 – $70.00 value) for 40 custom photo cards with ground shipping
  • $29 (a $102.20 – $122.50 value) for 70 custom photo cards with ground shipping
  • $39 (a $146.00 – $175.00 value) for 100 custom photo cards with ground shipping
  • Matching white envelopes included
  • Printed with high quality, full color, lustre finish on 5×7 single-sided premium photo paper
  • Fast processing; orders ship within 2 – 3 business days—expedited printing and rush shipping are also available at additional cost
  • Graduation cards, birth announcements, party invitations, and more

$.89 Banana Slicer — and have you read the Hutzler reviews?!


Look what Meg found! If you have been longing for a banana slicer of your very own, now is your chance to get this one for just $.89 with free shipping.

  • High quality product,Brand new.
  • It’s funny & useful
  • Cut a banana into pieces instantly
  • simply done by this cutter
  • specialized cutter exclusively for banana

But WHY is this so funny? Have you guys seen the reviews on the original Hutzler banana slicer? If not, put down your drinks before reading… just scroll down and enjoy!

Reader deals 4/22/14

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

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

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


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

Bridal gowns

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


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


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

Krispy Kreme

Reader requests

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

Ultra Foods

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