Reader deals 9/21/14

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

  • VB reports: “I got the scrubbers and my reciept says I need 2 to earn my next $10 ecb so for now the limit is not 1 like it says in the ad. Also I scored 6 bottles of the L’Oréal shampoos and conditioners. Free shampoo and that too told me I could still get another 2 for my next $5 ecb so the limit is more than 3 for now as well!”
  • Carolanne comments: “L’Oréal Paris Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrubs sell for $5.49, I grabbed two for $10.98 and got 10 ECBs. And even though they advertised limit is one it’s not showing limit reached on the receipt. The same goes for the L’Oreal deal buy two get 5 ECBs. Has anyone successfully completed more than one of these deals?”
  • VB adds: “I tried the scrubbers deal once since after that there was only one bottle left of the scrubber and i am thinking this will be rare to find in the stores the rest of this week. I did the shampoo deal 3 times and my reciept still says I need 2 more for my nest ecb! Free shampoo! (Well besides the tax).”

Groupon

  • From letsshop: “Went to Prime N Tender got 10 #ground sirloin ,made a burger as soon as I got home delish ! expensive gourmet meat market ,so glad I bought a Groupon [$30 for $50] from Rachel’s post couple weeks ago . Going to vacuum seal later in small packages .”

Household tips

  • Outlander shares: “I keep these [bacon bits] in the freezer. So easy to just sprinkle some on food for great bacon taste.”
  • From VB: “Thanks! I use the scrubbing bubbles with bleach bathroom cleaner to use as a pre treater on my son’s white shirts. It is the only thing that I found that will work! (I was in a pinch when I took out his shirts out of the washer and it was still stained I saw that my cleaner had bleach and gave it a try). Unfortunately they don’t carry that kind at CVS so hopefully a Target deal pops up!”

Jewel

  • Kitty emails: “The 10 percent off coupon you get when you get your flu shot at Jewel/Osco has an expiration date of 11-22-14, so good for your Thanksgiving turkey, etc.  (up to a $100 purchase.)”

Loyalty programs

  • Jane says: “There is a new free offer from Eight O’clock coffee for a “Friends” coffee mug when you buy 3- 11 oz. + coffee bags between 9-21 and 12-21. I just checked the details online and it looks like it is FREE shipping for it! You can send a picture of your receipt or send in the US Mail. It says 2 offers per household and allow 12-16 weeks for your mug to arrive. (geez, I hope it gets here before then!) You have to purchase all 3 coffee bags in 1 transaction. I saw this in the coupon inserts from today with the new $2/2 coupon. Go to: www.eightoclock.com/friends to see all the information and other offers about the Friends coffee shop. I would like to have 2 of these mugs, I think they look neat and BIG. We will see?”
  • She adds: “*also, there is $1/1 printable coupon on the Eight O’clock website to use if you’d just like to get 3 bags for the FREE coffee cup promo instead of 4 bags using 2- $2/2 coupons from todays inserts. Here is the link for the $1 coupon to print. (I had already signed up and got mine in an email they sent!) You have to sign up for their website/emails to get it.”

McDonalds

  • Maureen reports: “McD on 75th Street and Naper-Plainfield Rd in Naperville has the Halloween coupons. Bought a few a couple of weeks ago.”
  • From Jean: “McDonald’s at Half-Day Road and Milwaukee (Lincolnshire) sells the coupons.”
  • And Allison says: “The McDonalds on Lake street in Bloomingdale has Halloween books.”
  • Another sighting, from Miriam: “Mc on Butterfield Rd Aurora il has some Halloween books”
  • Sent over by sonia: “For the person looking for the mcdonalds Halloween booklets they have them at the bridgeview one at 87th and Harlem.”
  • Peanutzmom adds: “McDonalds on Summit in Oakbrook Terrace has the coupon books”

Reader requests

  • From shirley: “What is the tipping etiquette for people who deliver furniture/mattresses/appliances? I pay $99 to have the mattress delivered and set up.”
  • VB responds: “It may depend on the company. It was a year ago but If I recall correctly we were told by the rep at Ashley’s to not pay them a tip. She said that they pay them well enough so that they would not ask for tips and according to their policy were not allowed to accept them. At least that is what we were told.”
  • Samantha asks: “So, I’ve got 2 boys. I’m wondering if anyone has had success buying multiples of this [Living Social] deal, and using it all in one day? For example, Mr. 4 gets his own shoot, Mr.2 gets his, then pictures together? Thanks!”
  • From letsshop: “Any ideas I turned in about 18 old ink to [Office] max ,thinking I could get anything free like a rebate !!! Rules have changed big time since I have done this last ,its a 50/50 deal now ): any ideas on how to get the best deal ?”
  • She also wonders: “Anyone find one [replacement printer ink] that Epson printer excepts ? my NX400 knows the minute I put a imitation in ):”

Target

  • Anne reports: “Joliet Target today had lots of backpacks, lunchboxes, and water bottles at 75% off. If someone doesn’t want to order online…”

Walgreens

  • From letsshop: “You probably know this ,but 3 hydrogen peroxide for $1 at Wagreens ‘s today  got me a free  first aid bag *:D big grin

Quilted Northern ringing $8.99 — Select Jewels only

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This week Jewel is advertising 36 ct double roll Quilted Northern for $12.49. At some Jewel stores, it is actually ringing up $8.99 after an instant $3.50 discount. Here are the $8.99 stores as of 9/19/14 per your comments — please comment if you find it for $8.99 at another Jewel location. Also note: This could end at any time — it’s not an advertised price.

  • Schaumburg, Wise & Roselle store only
  • Addison on Lake St.
  • Palos Heights

Use the $1.00/1 in the 9/7 RP1 to get it for $7.99 at these locations only, which works out to $.11 per single roll equivalent.

Reader deals 9/19/14

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.

Gift Cards

  • Nikki shares: “I’ve purchased several Starbucks gc from Raise and always transferred the amount from the voucher to my Starbucks card without any problems. All of the Starbucks gc I’ve purchased have been at a 20% discount. Last week I purchased Subway and the actual gc was received in the mail within 5 days of the original purchase. I am very careful to only buy gc that have good discounts and there are many.”
  • From Kim: “Gramma, I have purchased from cardpool many times without problems. I have found it a great way to save a little extra money. If nothing else, the savings cover taxes. Combined with other sales and discounts, it’s a win!”
  • Jen adds: “My apologies if someone already mentioned this, but Target actually discounts some gift cards when you use your Red Card. Now, I do NOT know if it’s all gift cards or just specific types because, frankly, I haven’t gotten around to researching it yet. But I know some are eligible because I bought Disney cards and got the discount. We’re going to Disney World and I had learned on one of the Disney travel forums that if you bought the cards at Target you’d get 5% off and they can be used to pay for hotels, food, etc. None of the employees at Target knew, and in fact they insisted it wouldn’t work, so I bought one test card and it worked like a charm. Now I’m buying batches of cards each time I’m there, which is helping us pay for our vacation slowly over time AND saving us 5%.”
  • Maureen says: “Jen, you are so right – we paid for both a Disney Cruise and a Disney vacation with gift cards from Target. When you’re spending 1000s on a family vacation a 5% savings can add up to hundreds of dollars.”
  • Another option from Kari O.: “I reload my Starbucks goldcard at the kiosks inside Target and use my RedCard…. Automatic 5% discount. An employee told me about it. I also sometimes use MM Target giftcards as payment to reload my Starbucks goldcard. lol”
  • But Rita says: “I checked Panera and Subway discounts on Raise. These are not a deal. Check out giftcardgranny.com for any merchant you are interested in. A listing of all sellers show up with discount and fees. Click on the ‘discount’ heading and they will be listed highest to lowest. They also reference return policies of each company. I buy cards often. Have had two issues with the value not being on the card but was refunded quickly by both companies. Use them within the guarantee.”

Kohl’s

  • A heads up from Charlotte: “My husband has a lot of these shirts. Be aware that they are fairly thin and with regular use will last 9 months to 1 year.”

Jewel

  • From dani: “thanks Yvette, so I ventured over to jewel on wise and roselle and sure enough 12.49 minus 3.50. I stocked up big time. If I can get double rolls for 30 cents or less…it’s major stock up time. I would have bought more, but I am afraid of my husband’s response. the kids right now are having a super fun time in the basement playing nerf guns with the TP walls that they built. I did pay 12.49 plus minus a 1Q at my palatine store which is still a stock up price fur us. thanks again! if you are in the Schaumburg area…go get some TP. They still had a lot there.”
  • And Cari says: “Palos heights $12.49-$3.50 instant =D”

Mariano’s

  • Rita comments: “The Ortega black beans w/jalapenos are priced at $.89. Use the $1.00/2 on Wednesday Double daze and get them for free. I think the link is ortega.com/promotions. I make 4 cups of rice (cooked) and then mix with bite sized Kielbasa that I have browned, a can of ortega black beans w/jalapenos, a can of corn, a couple of handfuls of grated cheese, cumin to taste (I like alot) and a splash or two of chicken broth and call it dinner! Obviously you can really play around with the ingredients on this one!”
  • A warning from Pam: “Ugh, so I went to the Mariano’s in Shorewood, they did not have this milk. Couldn’t even find a spot for it. Finally asked a guy and he said that they were having a problem with receiving milk that was only a week away from expiration, and ended up often throwing a ton of it out, so until “they fix the problem” they are not going to carry it. Hmmm….maybe it might not have been a good idea to put it in the ad, then? Also, didn’t have much of the Noosa yoghurt. None of the flavors that I wanted were in stock, such as Pineapple, Honey, or the seasonal Pumpkin. Man, do I wish that store was still a Dominick’s! Really not impressed at all!”

Meijer

  • From Ashley on the diapers: “Some of the Jumbo packs are 38ct or more, and not triggering, but people are calling catalina and having it honored. But it is rolling, even though it is a store coupon”

Reader requests

  • From Laura: “Hi Don, and fellow rain barrel users. I too am a rain barrel fan. But the mosquitos this year have been so bad because of all the rain. so my question is Are mosquito laying eggs inside my rain barrels? If so what do I do about it? Thanks”
  • Pam asks: “I’m wondering about Zaycon Foods chicken…..we’ve purchased it before and were happy with our purchase but that was before the whole “chinese chicken” I’ve read about. Zaycon’s site says the chicken comes directly from the “processor” but where does it come from before that? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thanks!”

Target

  • On expiration dates changing, Kari O. says: “Cartwheel offers can disapear quicker than intended, kinda like when printable coupons are out of prints. So, most likely the offer is nearing its limit so the expiration date got moved up quicker.”

Treasure Island

  • From seachicago: “Here’s a decent Barilla deal for city shoppers: Treasure Island has most varieties of Barilla pasta on sale this week for 88 cents, limit 4. Barilla sauce is also on sale for $2.50, and I found a tearpad next to the sauces with a q for $1 off Barilla sauce when you buy 2 Barilla pastas. So, buy 4 pastas (use 2qs 55 cents/2 from 9/7 SS) and 2 sauces (use 2 $1 tearpad qs) for $5.42 + tax. I think TI is a Centrella store, so maybe this deal is running at other stores, too.”

Walgreens

  • A report from savinlikeu): “Went to Walgreens and purchaced 3 bags of Riesen candys (Love these!) and out prints a manf. Q for 2$ off three, stack with wags store Q and there only aprox. .17 each piece I of course rinse, lather, repeated! Each time you get a new 2/off 3 Q”
  • Kitty emails: “Walgreens has Mentos candy on a monthly deal for 59c. Shopmium has 50c back, so 9c.”

Whole Foods

  • Something to check for from Eun: “I have a $1 Imagine Chunky Style Soups (Italian Style Wedding is considered “chunky”) offer from checkout51. Check if you have it too?” Not everyone does, but worth checking!

Reader deals 9/18/14

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.

Ace Hardware

  • From DON: “GREAT POST – I have 2 [rain barrels] and they are great !!!! Great for the environment and water savings $$”
  • And letsshop agrees: “Yes me too but much larger capacity ,and love them .”

Gift Cards

  • Denise shares: “I go to Starbucks three times a week and buy at least three drinks every time (more if the kids are home from school or we have guests) — which means we spend a lot of money there. Buying Starbucks cards from Raise has been amazing. I pay around $80 for each $100 card – who wouldn’t want to save 20% right off the top? It’s super easy to buy the card and then transfer it to my registered card/app. I tend to buy a months’ worth at a time or, if they’re having a really nice bonus of some sort, I’ll buy even more because I’m obviously going to be able to use them.”
  • DON adds: “I have purchased no less then 25 GC’S from RAISE and have saved countless amounts of $$ – I swear by this place and your ecard is delivered same day via email – normally within an hour, which means that when Rachel posts one of the amazing online deals I immediately go to the Raise site and purchase a gc, if I dont already have one here, and use that card and make the deal that much sweeter !!!! This is one of the best ways to save and very few people know about this place …..”
  • Gramma asks about Cardpool: “Have any of you guys used this company? Any problems?”
  • DON responds: “I have and here is the email I already got from them… I have purchased before as well Thanks for your order! You saved 13% off your order by buying $35.09 in items for only $30.52. Your order should arrive within 3-7 business days. Your order number is #65367 and you have been billed for the amount of $30.52. We’ll email you again when your order has shipped. You ordered the following items: 1. $35.09 CVS Gift Card, sold at a 13% discount for $30.52. Note: This is a Paper Gift Card that can be used at any CVS location.”

Jewel

  • Krystle reports: “Bought 1 pack yesterday afternoon @ the Addison location on Lake St and my final price was $8.99 after $3.50 discount.”

Meijer

  • Andi asks: “For the Meijer Buy 8 Save 8, I’m also wondering if you can do 8 of each of the sales, or if they are just one sale. There is a limit of one per transaction, but in the ad, it looks like they are separate sales.”
  • And Chicago mom wonders: “For the tena deal can you use it for pads?”

School pictures

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “I do wish I saw this before I ordered my sons pics. But, I do try to volunteer at school on picture day, and they actually give you a free package for your child. It’s a long day, but worth it!!”

Target

  • A heads up from ellen: “i got 3 colgate enamel health toothpaste but they did not generate a gift card. i went to the service desk and she couldnt find any info on it but she said that they tell the employees the customer is always right so she gave me a $5gift card.”

Ultra Foods

  • From ellen: “i was able to use 2 expired $1/2 7up 10 coupons on the 2lt bottles. some flavors of the Campbell’s slow kettle soups were on sale for $1.79. i used the $.75 printable and got a $1.50 catalina back for buying 2. i wasnt sure if i would get 2 catalinas for buying 4 so i did 2 transactions. out of pocket after the catalina was $1.16 for 4.
    lipton tea bags 100 ct. are on sale 2/$5 and i got an email advertising the new packaging with a link to a $1/1 coupon so 100 tea bags for $1.50.”
  • Nancy is wondering: “Anyone have any problems using some printable coupons at Ultra? I was at the Ultra in Crestwood today, and they would not take my $1.50 Bob’s Red Mill coupon (expired 9/15). The cashier didn’t even scan it…she went to the service desk for 5 minutes to check if they could take it. When she came back, she told me they couldn’t take it because it was ‘photocopied’. I told them I do not use coupons fraudulently and that this coupon was printed from the Bob’s Red Mill site. I told the manager to go on their web site and see that they offer coupons, for future reference. Also, they don’t take Hopster coupons! Again, because they are ‘photocopied’.”
  • Jane says: “All of Bob’s Red Mill coupons are PDF files. I had this same issue before at Ultra and after I explained it to the CS lady, she took them “just this once” for me. Then a few weeks later I was denied using the printable Fresh Express coupons you print after you enter codes from buying salad bags in the Salad Swap challenge. They said they did not match the picture on the coupon (which said “any”) of the salad bag. I ended up contacting the mgr. on their web site (Thanks to Rachel for suggesting) and he personally sent back an email telling me he was sorry and they should have taken my coupons along with sending me a $10 gift card for my troubles! I would contact them about your issue as well. Some staff are not properly trained and are worried they may get into trouble if they take fraudulent coupons is all.”

Reader deals 9/17/14

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.

Household tips

  • On the Ziploc Perfect Portions, Kate says: “We always use these bags for our Zaycon chicken! Perfect way to keep the chicken fresh and free from freezer burn. We put one breast in each perfect portion bag and then put 10-12 in a ziploc bag. Easy, mess free way to pull out exactly what we need for dinner!”
  • SoapboxTray shares: “I put banana’s in a large flat ziploc container (kind of shoe box size) and stack them in the freezer. I use banana’s frozen all the time in my smoothies. The banana’s pull away from each other fairly easy and break easily in pieces for your bullet or blender. Just hate to see you spend that much on wrapping individual bananas! :-)”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “There is a printable coupon for the Jell-o pudding on Smartsource for 55c/2. That makes it 52c each for the big boxes of pudding when you buy 4 items.”
  • On the Quilted Northern deal:
    • yvette found it ringing up for $12.49 then $3.50 instant savings coming off (worked on a single pack as well as $7.00 coming off two), making it $8.99 at the Roselle/Wise store in Schaumburg.
    • Judy S. calculated: “That works out to $.25/double roll.”
    • Mary J found it to be $12.49 AFTER the savings in Des Plaines.
  • Kelly emails: “Fresh Express Salad 30 Day rebate/coupon Fresh Express Coupons Offer Form ( New! Ongoing ) Receive For every two bags you enter up to 14 bags in 30 days they’ll email you a money-saving coupon OR Enter 15 salad bag codes within 30 days after signing up and get $50 in coupons to use throughout the year.
    I entered 2 codes and received a $1 off two coupon.  You can only print once.  So with the Jewel sale, you could get a bag for a dollar. The website is www.saladswap.com  Click on Sign Up under the 30 day salad swap.”

Loyalty programs

  • For Starbucks, Elizabeth posts on Facebook: “check youe emails..i just got an offer if you reload your card with visa get a $5 bonus with 25 or a $10 bonus with 50
  • Kelly emails: “Here’s another deal I saw on My coke rewards website.  You get a free pretzel if you download their app and the first 25,000 people get 10 free coke reward bonus points.  I did it 2 days ago, got my reward for a free pretzel, and got the free pretzel today while shopping at Stratford Mall.  That’s a $3 value.  It says it takes 7-10 days to get the 10 points, so I don’t know yet if I received that yet.  Here’s the weblink.”

Mariano’s

  • Rita found: “The Ekrich sausage is 2/$5 at Mariano’s so $.50 each after doubling of coupon which you can do on Wednesday’s! Just grabbed myself some today! I’ve been adding this to the pan when I roast veggies and potatoes in the oven and it makes for a quick yummy dinner!”

Meijer

  • Nancy noticed: “I saw a sign up today in Meijer near this detergent that said ‘Buy $25 of Clorox, Arm and Hammer, >>>, and _____ and get $5 off instantly’ I live in a Thursday-Wed. sale area, is this already going on? And if so, is it spend $20 or spend $25? Or is this another separate deal that is starting on Thursday?”
  • Kerri reports: “We are in Indiana and my mom went earlier this week. Both of the buy 8 save $8 were the same deal. She bought 2 deli fresh and 6 steam fresh and the $8 came off. Don’t know if this is the same everywhere or a glitch.”
  • So Nikki wonders: “Hmm-can you buy 16 in one transaction?”

Reader requests

  • Elizabeth on Facebook is wondering about Raise for discounted gift cards: “Has anyone tried this site… I have bought electronic CVS and Lucy and everything went smoothly each time!

Staples

Walmart

  • An idea from Jennifer: “Awhile back there was a Quaker rebate (I think in All You magazine?). Any idea if it’s still valid and can be used when price matching the [Jewel price for] Quaker Oats cereal at Walmart?” It is here, and says hrough 9/30 — although no guarantee it won’t run out like the Dr. Pepper one did on the last day or two.
  • Julie warns: “Make sure to compare sizes. We wanted to price match the granola bars a few weeks back, but Walmart carried slightly different sizes than everywhere else.”

Jewel deals week of 9/17/14 – 9/23/14

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Here are the best Jewel deals and coupon matchups I see at Jewel-Osco for the week of 9/17/14. If your paper ads don’t come until the Wed. Tribune, you can sneak peek the Wed. ad on Tuesdays, here.

Confused by abbreviations in this post? See lingo for newbies.

Top deals

  • 36 ct double roll Quilted Northern, $12.49. Use $1.00/1 in the 9/7 RP1 to get it for just $11.49, which works out to $.16 per single roll equivalent.
  • Green seedless grapes, $.99/lb.
  • 8 oz Buddig premium deli meats, BOGO at $2.49.
  • Old Orchard 100% 64 oz juice, 3/$5.00. Print $1.00/2 blends and $.50/1 juice here to get it for $1.17.
  • Essential Everyday pizza, $3.00. The September Big Book of Savings at Jewel has a store coupon for $.60/1 Essential Everyday thin crust pizza (limit one per transaction). Stack with the new $1.00/1 manufacturer printable here for a total of $1.60/1, so $1.40 after both.
  • Buy four select GM products, get a free case of Jewel water instantly. The best deal here is Go-Gurt: Buy four for $8.00 + a case of water, use two $1.00/2 printable coupons here, and pay $6 for all five products.
  • Maruchan yakisoba noodles, $.59. Use $.50/1 in the 8/17 SS for $.09 noodles.
  • Looney Tunes 80 ct baby wipes, $1.00. (At my stores, these are not in the baby section but in a separate $1.00/$2.00/$3.00 dollar deals section.)
  • Top two Special K instant savings deals (must buy four mix/match participating items for this price):
  • Top two Butterball instant savings deals (must buy five mix/match participating items for this price):
    • 12 oz Butterball turkey bacon, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1  here. Just $.74 after coupon + instant.
    • Butterball 13 oz smoked turkey sausage, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1 here. Just $.74 after coupon + instant.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s Jewel-Osco deals! ***

Jewel deals — $.74 Butterball sausage or bacon starts 9/17

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Here’s a Butterball instant savings deal starting at Jewel on Wednesday 9/17. Buy any five of these Butterball products, save $5 instantly. Here’s what’s in the ad, and look in store for additional offers.

  • 12 oz Butterball turkey bacon, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1  here.
  • Butterball premium 9 oz deli lunch meats, $2.49.
  • Butterball 13 oz smoked turkey sausage, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1 here.
  • Butterball 15 oz Chef Selects entrees, $3.99.
  • Butterball 32 oz frozen turkey burgers, $5.99. Use $1.00/1 in the Sept. AY or print $1.00/1 here.

Get turkey bacon or turkey sausage as low as $.74 after instant savings + coupon! There’s also a $1.00/1 Butterball coupon on Facebook, but it hasn’t reset in forever — see if it’s new to you.

Cheap TP at Jewel starts 9/17

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Starting Wed. 9/17, Jewel will have 36 ct double roll Quilted Northern on sale for $12.49! Use $1.00/1 in the 9/7 RP1 to get it for just $11.49, which works out to $.16 per single roll equivalent.

Jewel deals — Buy guacamole get free chips today only

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Here’s today’s Jewel Facebook promo: Buy Signature guacamole (this is $4.99 for 14 oz) and get a free bag of Chef’s Kitchen tortilla chips when you say KICKOFF today 9/14 only til 7:30 PM.

(If you have a smartphone, have this up on your phone at checkout just in case because sometimes these promos do not get communicated well to all stores & cashiers.)