20% off up to FIVE local deals on Groupon!

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Starting today, get an extra 20% off up to five local deals on Groupon with code HURRY20 through 12/23. Valid on a single voucher per transaction, but max five uses per customer. Exclusions apply, which are listed on banner above.


One great use of this one: The $25 for a $25 Papa John’s gift card + free large pizza deal!

Lots more possibilities ranging from portrait packages, to restaurant deals, to massage and more. Browse all your Groupon Local deals here, and get 20% off with code HURRY20!

GameWorks Schaumburg is back on Groupon!

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The ever popular GameWorks (Schaumburg) deal is back on Groupon! Pay just $20 for an all-day pass for one ($45 value).

Each all-day pass grants a single user unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games, valid from the first swipe until the arcade closes that day.

Not valid for ticket, prize, photo and card dispensing games.

Reader Deals 12/17/14

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

  • Email Rachel: [email protected]
  • 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.


  • Rosemary found this, “Free ShopRunner – If you’re an American Express Cardholder, head on over here to score a FREE ShopRunner membership? All that’s required is that you keep an eligible American Express Card as your default card in Express Checkout at ShopRunner! “
  • Chelsea sent this, “Free redbox rental through the weekend. If you text MSTRICKER to 727272 (the redbox texting number) you can help a friend out and get a free one night rental that expires sometime later this weekend. Great way to get a free movie rental!”

Heads Up

  • Melissa sent a heads up on the Walgreen’s bandaid deal, “I tried this deal earlier and the coupon beeped. They told me it was only for first aid products. Lol I asked them if Band Aids were a first aid product. They said it had to be gauze. I think it beeped because she scanned my jingle cash first. They lost a sale for over $30 because I said just forget it and left everything there.”
  • Karen comments on the leggings thread from yeserday, “I too purchased the leggings for my girls.  Very disappointed to find tights not leggings.  I am not certain that they will never wear them.  I had planned on one for my daughter for this weekend.  Guess I will be hitting the stores to find real leggings and not seamed tights.”
  • Connie has a comment on Groupon Goods, “I’m surprised it took so long to get your Groupon Goods order! I’ve placed 3 orders since Thanksgiving and all were received in about a week (some a little longer, some a little less).  That includes the one I placed under the $10 off clearance apparel coupon on 12/6, the clearance video I ordered arrived in 2 days and then the shapewear I ordered took until 12/12 to arrive.”
  • Elizabeth sent this heads up on the Lego Women Scientists, “WOOHOO! I got one. Schaumburg got “lots” in today. They would only let me hold and purchase one, but if you are still looking for this give them a call. Hopefully the keep that policy so everyone gets a chance. As a bonus they are giving out a free Lego ornament, while supplies last.”


  • Andrew commented on the post Money Making Energizer batteries at Meijer, “For mPerks members, these will also count towards the “Electronics” personalized reward. Mine is for $9/$65.”
  • Tori send some information on Beats Solo2 deal at Meijer, “All the Beats items are included.  I got the Beats Studio (regularly $300) for $175 after 25% off, $20 mperk, and $30 oyno coupon.  The Beats Mixrs (reg $249) come to $137. The Beats Drenched are $99.99 this week at Staples. They are pretty much out of stock, but you could price match at Targte pr Walmart.”
  • On the Meijer deals — $15 Bath & Body Works gift cards, Krissy points out, “Bought these yesterday, they are three $15 each gift cards in the package. So $40 for $45 worth if gift cards. Packaging is deceiving. I didn’t realize my error until after I bought them. Tried to return them to no avail.”
  • Feelgood sent a deal alert, “Got an alert from Meijer last night for another Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina deal: Buy Scrubbing Bubbles products between 12/29/14 and 1/25/15 and save up to $3.00 on a future order with coupon. Buy 2 get a $2.00 cat. Buy 3 or more get a $3.00 cat”

Online Deals

  • Lisa sent this about the Today’s Kid Cozy Chair, “I ordered these monday and they already came today! they look so cute and comfy- smaller than i thought, but perfect for a 1-3(4) yr old! still this price!”
  • Paula commented on Pokemon Omega Ruby + Alpha Sapphire net $29.99 each — wyb both, “Thanks- ordered online to pick up in store, and said gift card will arrive by Monday…(free expedited shipping on the gc).  Worked out nicely for items on the list!!! Thank you!” (Note: order online for in store pickup for this deal to make sure you get it by Christmas.)

Reader Requests

  • Chrissy asks, “Does anyone own a decent air hockey table? I don’t want to buy a professional one or anything, but just one that actually blows enough air for the puck to “float” across the table. Thanks!!”
  • Kay asks, “Does anyone have prepaid/no contract cell service they are happy with? Someone just gave me an iphone 4s so I want to use my own phone. I spent over an hour today with Straight Talk over my order from Tues morning with the ‘free overnight shipping’ that they charged me $14.95 for – when I still don’t have my order. Actually they have not even processed the order yet (36 hrs after they charged my account). Apparently ‘overnight’ is from whenever they process the order (which seems to be whenever they feel like it). They told me they will ‘probably’ process the order in 24-48 hours. And since you have to sign for the order, don’t leave your house for 2-3 days! Precisely why I went with no contract service – because now I can walk away. Looking for unlimited talk, text and data. Anyone?
  • Julie asks, “Another Lego question! (Got great help last time!!) Besides ordering individually from bricklink.com, anyone know where I can get sets or lots of bricks like these together? Also does anyone know what the “ear” bricks are called? Same question for the whiskers and the nose. Oh, and the eyes?



  • Kelly sent a deal she found, “I know there are a lot of Gluten free shoppers out there . . . Saw this at Target in Wheaton today. Glutino gluten free cornbread stuffing on clearance for $2.34, down from $4.69. Seems like a good deal to me. It was on an end cap across from the refrigerated liquor. Also, the Stove Top stuffing rang up as $1.23 or something (even though it was marked as $2.19) and then Cartwheel’s 40% off brought it down to $.75 a box.”
  • From Jane: “I think there is a 40% Cartwheel on boots for the family today, too.”

Extra 15% off clearance apparel at Groupon today only

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Groupon is offering an extra 15% off a piece of men’s or women’s clearance apparel with code CLEAR15, today 12/17 only. Max discount $50 and free shipping at $24.99; $3.99 shipping under.

Some nice prices here — the Seven7 women’s skinny jeans or leggings pictured above, for instance, are just $10.00!

eGift card deals at Groupon — Including Free Pizza with Papa John’s purchase

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Here are some great eGift card deals from Groupon! First up, score a $25 Papa John’s gift card AND a free large one topping Papa John’s Pizza for $25.00. This is a great deal if you order from Papa John’s anyway; why not get a free pizza out of it?


Now browse the rest of their eGift card deals and see what else you can see — just a few highlights here:

  • $15 Jamba Juice gift card for $10.00.
  • $50 SpaWish gift card for $35.00.
  • $60 Boston Market gift card for $49.95.
  • A whole slew of $25 gift cards + $5 Groupon Bucks for $25 each, ranging from Whole Foods to CVS to Babies R Us.

Plan ahead with discount Chicago Auto Show tickets

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Every year some of you comment looking for discount tickets to the Chicago Auto Show — so if you are planning ahead for that already, check out this Groupon deal! Get Chicago Auto Show tickets as low as $6.00 each, then take an additional 20% off through tomorrow 12/13 with code GIFT20.

20% off Groupon Local + deal ideas!

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Here is a fantastic 2 day deal from Groupon: Use code GIFT20 for 20% off on up to three local deals through 12/13 — perfect for last minute gifting!


Discount Picture People Package!


Discount 2 Toots!

  • Discount Harold’s Chicken Shack
  • Discount Medieval Times
  • Discount Bikram yoga and massage and…
  • Discount IHOP
  • Discount Chicago History Museum

Lots more! Check out your Groupon Local Deals here and use code GIFT20 for 20% off — limit three.