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.

CVS

  • 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.”

Meijer

  • 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?”

Menards

  • 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: www.thebaseballreader.com/ 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″

Pumpkins

  • 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.”

Walgreens

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

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.

CVS

  • 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 freebies4mom.com/kfr/ EATMORECHOCOLATE (25 points) added 10/17, expires 10/23 KFRSNACKSYOULOVE (50 points) added 10/21, expires 10/27 COLLECTPOINTSNOW (50 points) added 10/21″

Meijer

  • 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.”

Reader deals 10/19/14

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.

Apps

  • On Snap, Jane says: “I got denied my apple one from a long time ago because the receipt was at the end and had that pink line thru it. I sure am glad it was a few cents and not the big $7 one I had from the PF Changs! They are slow, but have patience, they have finally shown up. All of mine were way over a week each!”

CVS

  • Valentina S. shares: “I got $2 off $5 Aquafresh toothpaste coupon from CVS MCM couple weeks ago, expires today, 10/18. To my surprise, I got 30% any toothpaste from MCM today. I used them on 2 twin packs priced $4.29 each. The $2/$5 was applied first, the 30% off took $1.98 off. I also got $0.50 back offer on Snap by Groupon. Good deal on Aquafresh in 9 months since last appearance of insert Aquafresh coupons.”
  • From meg: “I bought the Conair curling iron for $9.99 today and got the $10 ECB. :)”

Staples

  • A report from rifat: “Staples – Got the free water and did not have to pay taxes, including Chicago water tax. Store on Wilson, near Ashland.”

Walgreens Photo Codes and CVS Photo Codes 10/19/14

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Here are your CVS photo codes good online only from 10/19/14 through 10/25/14.

Here are your Walgreens photo codes.

The codes below are good from 10/19/2014 through 10/25/14 online only.

Older and monthly online-only Walgreens Photo coupon codes that are good through 11/1/14:

$.13 a roll Charmin CVS shopping

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I had a $10/$50 CVS coupon that came in the mail and expired today, so decided to do a little Charmin run at CVS — the way I figure it, I’m getting cheap Charmin and everything else here is bonus!

2 Progresso soup, $3.00. Used $.50/2 in the 10/19 SS.
CVS fiber creamer stuff, $9.99.
Durex lube, $9.99. Used $5.00/1 in the 10/19 SS.
Three 16 double roll packs Charmin, $29.97. Used $1.50/3 in the 10/12 RP.

Used my $10/$50 and paid with $2.00 ECB and $36.65 (been out of the ECB game for a bit, so jumping back in, lol). Got back $25.98 in ECB — $1.00 for Progresso, $9.99 fiber, $4.99 Durex, and $10 Charmin. Net cost $12.67, which works out to $.13 per single roll equivalent for Charmin and everything else for free. :)

CVS deals week of 10/19/14 – 10/25/14

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Here are the best CVS deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/19/14.

Top CVS deals week of 10/19/14

  • M&Ms 9.9-12.6 oz. 2/$6 get $1 ECB wyb 2. Limit 1. $1.50/2 here. Net cost $1.75 each.
  • VO5 shampoo 2/$1.50. $0.50/2 10/19 SS. Net cost $0.50 each.
  • Colgate Total 500 ML mouthwash $3.99 get $2 ECB limit 1. $1/1 9/28 SS or $0.75 here. Net cost as low as $0.99.
  • Colgate MaxClean, MaxWhite or MaxFresh toothpaste 2/$6 get $2 ECB. $1/1 here. Net cost $1.
  • 8 oz. CVS Easy Fiber $9.99 get $9.99 ECB. Net cost free!
  • Durex lubricants 1.67-6.76 oz. $9.99 get $4.99 ECB. $5/1 10/19 SS. Net cost free!
  • Charmin Ultra 16 pk double rolls $9.99, Bounty 12 pk. large rolls $14.99 spend $30 get $10 ECB limit 1.  $0.25/1 10/12 RP. $0.75/2 Charmin/Bounty 10/12 RP. $0.25/1 Charmin 9/28 P&G. Buy 3 Charmin and pay a net cost of $18.97 after $0.75/2 and $0.25/1 coupons and $10 ECB. $0.20 per single roll equivalent.

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

Reader deals 10/17/14

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.

Amazon

  • Debbie emails: “Hey just a heads up.  I ordered some games from the vintage Hasbro sale.  I thought frustration free packing meant no annoying plastic clamshells that are so hard to open.  What it means is no packaging at all. Just the plain brown box its shipped in. Games and instructions were in loose plastic bags stuffed in the mailing box. I wanted these for gifts and was very disappointed.” Interesting, I ordered a vacuum listed as “frustration free” and it still came in its original box inside another box perfectly fitting around it. Not sure what frustration I was freed from….

Coupons

  • If you want more than just your freebie, maggie points out: “There’s a 50 cents off 2 coupon for Ortega in the 9/28SS”

CVS

  • A Coke deal report from ally: “Out here in NW IN doesn’t work anymore- the sodas are just $3 (not from the $5 price :( so have to buy more to get to $15″

Food information

  • Anne shares: “I subscribe to the CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter.  www.cspinet.org/nah/index.htm  This month (October), they had an article on sugar substitutes, and they rated aspartame as an “avoid” and sucralose as a “caution”.  They cited studies that linked aspartame to cancer and sucralose to leukemia (study not published yet).  The article is not available yet on their website, but I highly recommend a subscription to this newsletter.  It helps cut through the hype on nutrition and health studies.”
  • And peaches adds: “I used to subscribe to Nutrition Action, and I got it on their website for $10 a year. I let my subscription lapse. even though I love the newsletter. I got an offer from them a few months ago to let me renew for $8 for one year. I might resubscribe if the offer is still good. When I clicked on the link that somebody gave, it looked like the price for a one year subscription had gone up to $20. They are totally unbiased, and they look at all the research out there before they pan something. Often times they will pan a study that receives a lot of publicity, and they will say why the study is not valid.”

Jewel

  • A find from Rachel: “Just got back from jewel. They had chi chi’s salsa on sale for $1.50. With the $1 off coupon from coupons.com makes a great deal!”
  • A tip from Christina on Facebook: “I went to jewel today for the honey crisp apples that are on sale for $1.29/lb. I was planning on buying quite a few but when I got there they only had a small amount and none of them looked good. I asked if they had anymore and it took some time but they brought out brand new, in the box, chilled and fresh apples. They looked amazing. Just a hint to your readers… ask for more of something if the produce doesn’t look too great! The ones that were out were not even worth the sale price!”

Loyalty programs

  • Valentina S. shares: “Free Kellogg’s codes from freebies4mom.com/kfr/ FREEPOINTSFRENZY (100 points) added 10/13 * UGOTTALOVEABONUS (100 points) added 10/13 * WEHEARTSURPRISES (100 points) added 10/13 * 3CHEERS4BONUSPTS (100 points) added 10/13 * HOORAYFORFREEPTS (100 points) added 10/13 * ELVESLOVEBONUSES (50 points) added 10/9 * MAGICOFBREAKFAST (20 points) added 10/9″

Meijer

  • A heads up from Marion regarding a deal shared yesterday: “Unfortunately I don’t think the $5/2 tq is a match to the smaller sized bags of food. Maybe the cat but definitely not the dog.
  • A question from KRISTINA on the Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina: “Does anyone know how long this goes for?”

Restaurants

  • SmartShopper shares: “I just called and the Palatine Domino’s location is also participating from noon – 1:40pm. I was told to order on-line or come into the store. No phone orders. Here is the address for those in this area: STORE #2721 450 E Dundee Rd Palatine, IL 60074 (847) 359-4200″

Target

  • Kristen reports on the up & up diaper deal: “I did this deal on Tuesday and it worked perfect!”

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My new favorite MUA lip stain and other new CVS products

I attended a CVS-sponsored blogger event and received products from CVS for review; all opinions in this post, however, are my own.

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a CVS blogger lunch at Sepia in Chicago, where we learned about some newer CVS brands and products. If you’ve never been to Sepia, the decor was very cool and included large old fashioned cameras and more, and here’s my fancy little chicken and a fancy little dessert (it’s a S’more!).

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And here’s S’more about some of the newer CVS brand products you may have seen in their ads lately but haven’t had a chance to try, including these healthier Gold Emblem Abound snack items. As you know, CVS recently made the decision to stop selling cigarettes in their stores, seeing it as inconsistent with their mission. This is part of a larger commitment to health, including the Gold Emblem Abound launch. These bars, for example, are sweetened with agave syrup;the rice crisps are gluten free, and the products are free of artificial flavors & preservatives. Learn more about Abound and print a $1.00 coupon here.

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We also had a chance to sample some newer beauty products, including MUA Academy, which is available exclusively at CVS. I was playing around this morning, and this poorly-lit selfie shows MUA lip stain in magenta and no other makeup. I love this color — it’s so bright and pretty! (I may be writing this partially so I can remember what to buy next time…) It’s also holding up very well as I sit here drinking my morning coffee. Also be on the lookout for newer Essence of Beauty products including Lavender Sugar Scrub with Rosemary Oil and Lemon Verbena Body Butter with Olive Oil. They sound good enough to eat, don’t they? Both are made with natural ingredients, and no artificial dyes, parabens, sulfates, or petrolatum.

Reader deals 10/14/14

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.

Apps

  • Emily reports: “Yet ANOTHER rebate app? Great, lol! I submitted two receipts tonight after downloading the [Shrink] app and they both were approved within hours…much faster than Snap!”
  • And Evelyn points out: “There is $1.50 cash back [on Lysol wipes (works with Amazon)] from snap by groupon, you just need to forward your order confirmation to [email protected],  so $5.98 after all discounts”

CVS

  • From Angie on Facebook: “I checked my Extra Care savings online before I went to CVS today and I had a coupon for $2 off any Halloween Candy purchase!”

Food 4 Less

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “It seems that Food4Less (Bolingbrook) has pretty much stopped ordering. So, unless you want bologna, beef or lamb, don’t come for the meat. Soda might be hit and miss too… I never thought I’d be this bummed to see a store close. :(“

Goodwill

  • Although it may vary by location since Goodwill stores here are broken up in regions with different promos, something to check for from letsshop: “Goodwill  10/15 double discount day for seniors & scratch  day ,lots of Halloween and garden and ?”

Household tips

  • Sheila shares: “I roast red peppers on the grill. Anywhere between 10-15 lbs at a time. Blacken the outsides. Then I put them in a stock pot with a lid. This lets them cool off and steam to loosen the charred outside skins. After they are all cleaned I then portion them and freeze them. Makes for a great addition to panini or DH & DD eat them as a side dish.”

Meijer

  • For the $1.00/2 Reynolds baking cups, Kerri shares: “I found them at Meier but they were hidden all the way at the bottom and pushed behind the Meier brand.”

Reader requests

  • Linda is wondering: “Has anyone ordered the [Target] college packs yet? I can’t figure out how to get the free shipping. It seems to require the red card to get free shipping even though the description says it ships free. Thanks!”
  • From Alicia: “If anyone sees any good deals on laptops, please let me know! I don’t really want one of the Windows 8 ones, but I realize I may not have a choice…”

Rugs

  • From Kari O.: “the company is called Carpet Concepts Unlimited and she is located on Circuit Dr off of Rollins Rd. Excellent quality rugs and repair work, but also sells regular area rugs for $40 in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. “
  • She adds: “Here is their FB page. Aside from their custom rugs and repairs, they also have the $40 regular area rugs in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Definitely worth checking out. :)”

Reader deals 10/13/14

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.

Apps

  • Krystle noticed: “For those who use Snap App and missed out on the free Huggies wipes. The offers have reset and this time it’s limt 2 per person on 4 different offers/ types of wipes.”

CVS

  • On this Coke deal, Cari shares: “I ran out last night and did deal too. Found $1/3 peelies at my store so worked out to $1 per 12 pack!”
  • Diane is wondering: “Does anyone know if this is still working today?”
  • Victoria points out: “It should work through Saturday. Limit of 1 offer, though.” Unless they change it in the system to stop working on just Coke.
  • Abigayle shares: “Still working as of 3pm today. I bought Cherry coke and the woman/cvs employee in line in front of me bought Sprite, both worked.”

Jewel

  • Victoria shares: “My Jewel (Clark & Division) has the Mama Francesco’s Parmesan BOGO at 2.99. They also have a coupon machine in front of them spitting out 1$/1 jar. I bought 2 and used two of the coupons which made them around 50cents a piece.”

Loyalty programs

  • From shirley: “FYI. Cereal and Milk Bonus from Kellogg’s rewards program. Enter five codes from ANY Kellogg’s® cereals, get 1,000 bonus points. Extra good news – bonus points for this Cereal and Milk offer can be awarded TWICE. Offer ends 11/2/2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST!”
  • To sweeten the CVS deal, LauraL shares: “Starting 10/14, Mycokerewards has double points on diet coke . They have to be entered on the beta site”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle asks: “ALSO is anyone else experiencing issues printing from the iPhone coupons.com app to wireless HP printers since upgrading to iOS 8? I have an HP wireless 6600 and have printed to it tons and tons of times from both an iPhone 5S and my old iPhone 4. Well Apple stopped supporting the iPhone 4 with iOS 8, so that still has iOS 7 on it. The last couple times I’ve tried printing coupons using the app on my iPhone 5S, it says it can’t locate any printers at all. Nothing has changed about my wifi network nor the printer settings. The coupons.com app from my iPhone 4 (still running iOS7) can still print just fine. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I tried to contact them to ask but their support leaves much to be desired.. their default answer is often just “your printer must not be supported” when clearly that isn’t the problem. I’ve used both iphones to print to the same printer on the same network tons of times over a year period.”
  • Debbie is wondering: “Our Champaign Walmart doesn’t carry the Reynolds baking cup. Do you know of any other stores that do?” I have bought them at Jewel, but not recently.
  • Sara replies: “I believe Mariano’s carries Reynolds baking cups.”
  • Kristin posts on Facebook: “I know this has come up before, what is the name of the carpet place in Round Lake that people have recommended for area rugs? Thanks!”

Target

  • Maureen reports on TRESemme: “The ad is misleading. The deal only works on the 32 oz. keratin shampoo and conditioner marked at 4.99. The others are part of the spend $40 on select top brands get $10 gift card.”

Walmart

  • Suzann shares this deal from Katy Couponers: Buy three cans of Bush’s chili beans at Walmart for $.92 each, use three $.55/1 in the 10/12 SS, and get $1.00 back from Ibotta for a net cost of $.12 for three, or just $.04 each. As always, unadvertised Walmart prices can vary by region.