Jewel deals week of 7/23/14 – 7/29/14

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Here are the best Jewel deals and coupon matchups I see at Jewel-Osco for the week of 7/23/14. 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

  • Fresh Express tender leaf salad blends, $2.00. Use buy two get one free in the current Big Book of Savings to get three for $4.00, or $1.33 each.
  • Powerade or Fuze, $.59 each limit 12.
  • 14 oz French bread, $.99.
  • Friendly’s ice cream or 6 ct ice cream bars, $2.50. Use $1.00/1 ice cream or $1.00/1 novelty in the 6/1 SS to get either for $1.50.
  • Crystal Light, BOGO at $2.99. Print $1.00/1 on Facebook. With two $1.00/1 get two for $.99, or $.50 each.
  • Crystal Light on the go, BOGO at $2.79. Print $1.00/1 on Facebook. With two $1.00/1 get two for $.79, or $.40 each.
  • 9 oz cup cut cantaloupe, honeydew, mixed melon, or pineapple, $1.00.

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Too hot to shop shopping

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Seriously, that 90 degrees is kind of a shock after the cool and rainy summer we’ve been having! But I decided to stop by Jewel for the $1.49/lb cherries (they looked OK but not great, so just bought the smallest bag they had), and then realized I needed avocados to make guacamole and couldn’t bring myself to spend $1.99 each at Jewel, so went down the road to ALDI where they were $.79 each. Phew! Anyway…

Jewel

Clearance Barbara’s Snackimals, $1.99. Will bring in a $1.50/1 coupon to post-redeem.
One banana, $.19. Submitted for $.25 back from Checkout 51.
Cherries, $1.64.

Paid $3.89. Will get $1.50 back when I post redeem the Barbara’s coupon and $.25 back from Checkout 51 for a net cost of $2.14.

ALDI

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Down the road at ALDI…

4 avocados, $3.16.
Cauliflower, $2.49.
2 SimplyNature applesauce 6 packs, $2.98.
Bacon bits, $1.49.
Shredded parmesan cup, $1.99.

Paid $12.32.

Reader deals 7/21/14

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.

Ancestry research

  • Charlotte shares: “I tried this, but because I’m from Europe (as in born in Europe), Ancestry.com doesn’t have very good coverage over European ancestors. Kinda bummed.”
  • Patty suggests: “Check with your local library. Sometimes they have the subscription and you can either access it from their website or using a computer in the library. All you need is your library card number. Also, many libraries hold classes on this subject to teach you how to start searching on your own. A fantastic use of your tax dollars!”
  • Connie adds: “It’s a great show, really enjoy it. Often you can find it and its British counterpart on YouTube (the British one is better, of course!) They still run the reruns on TLC and I bet they are on the TLC website. Ancestry is a good deal, but there are many other sites that can be helpful in genealogy that offer free assistance or low cost assistance. Places like FamilySearch (familysearch.org) , US GenWeb (usgenweb.org) and others offer many original records to anyone. If people really enjoy it I’d be happy to write up a bunch of the money saving habits I’ve learned since I started to do genealogy when I was 10 years old.”

Costco

  • Something seachicago noticed: “Recent, I saw a 96 pack (8 dozen) of Ticonderoga pencils for $9.49 at Costco. Go to the store, though, because Costco.com has them for $14.99.”

CVS

  • Scott M. says: “The CVS Deals for Dial can be stacked with a promo that expires on Monday at 11:59PM Eastern Time, where if you buy $25 of Dial products, you get a free $10 gas card: www.dialsoaprewards.com/#tcshow

Freebies

Household tips

  • From Steve F.: “About those white rings on furniture…..This product works great. Had huge white ring on table after Thanksgiving where the hot gravy bowl sat on the tablecloth. Found this Jasco Furniture White Ring Remover up at Clark-Devon Hardware in Chicago…Didn’t pay the high price of Amazon tho! It’s a cloth with stuff on it, you follow the instructions and the ring came out completely. Polished up the table and you couldn’t even tell. Saved the antique table from the dump ditch!!! Link and pic is here, but I think you can find it cheaper other places.”
  • He adds: “Oh….and it’s just not a one time use thing. Put it in a Zip-lock sandwich bag and it’ll last for years.”
  • A question from maggie: “Hi Steve, just saw your reply here. I wonder what the active ingredient in this cloth is – spending $ 26 on a cloth is a bit over my budget but I’d love to try something like this! :)”
  • Steve F. responds: “Maggie, I have no idea what’s in it. I still have the original wrapper, and there is no ingredient listed anywhere on the package. I’ve had mine for probably 10 years or so, and it still works like brand new. Like I said above, I didn’t buy mine from Amazon, and I keep mine sealed in the original zip bag it came in, plus I keep that in another zip bag. I know that I have rescued countless pieces of furniture from thrift stores and alleys in Chicago that had white rings on them with this stuff! , so I’m thinking it’s cheaper to use this rag for years and years, instead of buying new furniture every time a piece gets ruined with water rings. Of course, there is always grandma’s doily to strategically place over that nasty water ring!! :0″
  • Anne found: “The MSDS for the product is here: www.highlandwoodworking.com/msds/188321-msds.pdf.”
  • Another option, from mama: “Liquid Gold would probably work on the white marks on the table. It does wonder for stains on my wood floors!”
  • And one from Jill: “For all the “white ring” problems, if the methods suggested don’t work, I work for a furniture repair company that can help. Depending on the extent of the damage, we charge $120 and up for the repair of a table. Here is the website if you are interested. gfpwis1.guardsmanfurniturepro.com

Jewel

  • Susan C. reports: “Just came back from the Jewel on Janes in Woodridge. Signs say $1.99/lb . Grocery person said he didn’t know about a [$1.49/lb cherries] sale. Went to the register, they rang at $1.99/lb but the checkout clerk was nice enough to adjust the price. Be aware.”
  • A deal from John W: “Also at Jewel this week, the 7-Up/Sunkist/etc soda for 79 cents when you buy 4 includes the 10 varieties, so you can use the 55 cent or $1/2 coupons for 24-29 cent soda. The Sunkist 10 is hard to find, but most Jewels seem to have a little of the other 10 soda. And the new Jewel at Clark and Howard in Chicago has bananas for 19 cents/lb, an in-store special at that store only.”

Meijer

  • From Joy: “My mPerks had a store coupon for $1/4 granola bars, including nutrition bars (any brand). It pictures boxes, but I bought 4 single Clif bars as part of my $10/11 items and it came off! About $.66 each all told. I imagine it would work fine on the Larabar or Luna singles, too.”

Online deals

  • From cowsarecool22o on Twitter, on the cheap Android phone: “Phone runs Android 4.0 (ice cream sandwich) which was released 2 yrs ago. Ibotta runs on all Android 2.2 or newer.”

Reader requests

  • From peaches: “Does anybody know if there are ever any coupons for Hair Cuttery? Do they accept competitor’s coupons? I know that most people here go to Great Clips because they have coupons all the time, and are a lot cheaper, but the last two times I have gotten a bargain haircut at Great Clips, I have been really disappointed with my haircut. At least at Hair Cuttery you get a half way decent haircut most of the time, and sometimes you get a great one. The last time I got my hair cut, I went to an independent salon in Evanston, that did a wonderful job. I got a lot of complements about my hair, but it cost me $45, and I don’t have that kind of money right now.”
  • Michael asks: “Does anyone know whether you have to order a “movie on demand” to apply the $6 credits to or if it just goes to the cable bill whether you have ordered movies or not?”
  • One from Kimberly: “Any good stainless steel appliance cleaner recommendations? We like the stuff we’re using now but the shipping costs are outrageous! Thanks!”

Sam’s Club

  • Interested in the Groupon, Kristen asks: “Been waiting for this to come around again. My membership expires today, anyone know when I’d be able to use it? Or if my husband can sign us up since he is my 2nd person? Thanks”
  • Margie is wondering too: “If you had a membership and it has been expired (since may) is it considered a new membership if you buy this groupon?”
  • Monique reports: “It worked for us last year with the March Livingsocial deal. I can’t remember the actual dates. The sequences was… bought Livingsocial deal, Sam’s membership expired a month later, waited a month just to be sure, and then redeemed the livingsocial code before its expiration date.”
  • Jackie says: “Mine expired this past March. I was waiting for a deal like this, so I didn’t renew. I bought the last one they had and signed up as a ‘new’ member in June- no problem.”
  • Kim adds: “It worked for me last time. I think spouse was primary on the old membership and then now I am primary on this one.”
  • A tip from Kari O.: “Did you know the Sam’s Club app has a scannable image of your membership card? No photo or name, just membership number and barcode. I am logged into my mothers account in Utah and when my sisters run into Sam’s Club for something they always text me “Send me the card!” And I send them a screenshot. Works every time and they don’t ask for ID. Just a strange loophole in case someone loses their card or their spouse is near Sam’s Club and forgot their card. The only bad part is the sample machines aren’t big enough for my phone to slide into. So, no free Luna bars for me. You need an actual membership card to scan in order to use them.”
  • Another from peaches: “You know you can become an associate member for $10 a year. The only downside to it is if you decide to order anything on their website. I tried to order tires on their website recently, and it asked for my sister’s password, because she is the primary member. She lives in New Orleans, and I had to call her up and ask for her password, and after asking me why I had to buy the tires online, and why did I have to buy them at Sam’s Club, and was I sure that I needed new tires, she told me that she did not have a password. She does not order much on line. She is on a guilt trip about not paying sales tax at Amazon. Yes, she can afford to pay sales tax, and plus sales tax in Louisiana is a lot less than it is here. She finally figured out that she did have a password, and gave it to me, and I copied it wrong. It was a long password. I did not want to call her back, so I ended up going to Sam’s Club, and they were able to order the tires for me on line, once I gave them my member ship card.”

School supplies

  • Some tips from mama: “The worst pencils are Target’s own. They break easily and are a waste of money at any price. Our teachers specify Ticonderoga on their lists. And it’s a huge help if you can take the time to sharpen pencils before donating :)”
  • Allison shares: “TextbookRentals.com is a good price comparison website for book rental sites. I also use BookScouter.com when I need to sell my textbooks. I tend to find that if it is a newer book that I can sell it for a higher price using Half.Ebay.com.”

Target

  • Sarah shares: “Target has a coupon $1.50/2 cleaning products. It excludes items under $1. At my store the 2 pack up&up sponges are $1.04 so double check the price at yours. Buy 2 and pay $0.58 after coupon for 4 sponges! Just did it this morning and no beeps!”
  • A scenario from Krystle: “Awesome Target trip/idea I had to share. Buy 2 bags pedigree dog food @ $12.99 ( i found 20 lbs bonus size bags), 2 x pedigree dog treats @ $2.99 each, 2 x Beneful baked delights @ $3 each, 1 12LB bag of Purina Pure Nature kitty litter @ $12.99. Total = $50.95, minus $5/15 TQ, 2x $1/1 pedigree dog food TQ printable, 2x $3/1 pedigree mfg 6/29RP, 1x $1/2 pedigree treats coupons.com printable, 2x $1.50/1 Beneful baked treats 4/27SS, and 1x $2/1 purina pure nature printable NLA. Pay $21.95, plus earn $10 in gift cards from the dog food/ treat combo, and submit for the Purina Pure Nature MIR( option to submit online!) for $10.99. So 96 cents excluding tax!” She adds: “Oops meant $15/50 Pet TQ. Also tax was around $4 for me for this transaction, something to keep in mind.”
  • A deal letsshop did: “Got 3 boxes for my daughter Tampax pearl 36 ct. for about $4 (: nobody mentioned it ! isn’t it a good deal ?I am definitely to old and its been to long since I bought any !!Just trying to help my non couponer daughter .”
  • She clarifies: “$5/$15 Target coupon today’s paper and (3) $2/1 and 5 % Cartwheel and receive $5 GC making and $1.65 each”
  • And Sarah adds: “Maybe it is what I did this morning. 4 boxes of radiant tampons or pads at $4.19 each = 16.76. Use the personal care coupon, 5% cartwheel, and $2/1 coupons. Works out to a little over $3 total for all four boxes.”
  • Cynthia emails about the Frozen Sparkle Elsa doll: “I know you had posted about this doll coming in and out of stock on Amazon.  I’ve been watching the Target websites, and checked tonight and almost all the local Targets (Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Orland, etc.) have her listed “in stock” right now.  My mom picked up one in Orland for my daughter’s birthday.  Hopefully this helps other readers with Frozen fans in their homes!”

Toys R Us

  • Ruth reports: “Toys R Us had these exact same [Frozen] dresses for $19.99 as of yesterday (7/18)”

Walgreens

  • A deal from Maggie2: “Found a great deal on Centrum vitamins at Walgreens today. 125 count were on sale for $9.99, plus BOGO 50%. I bought two for $14.98, used a $5/2 Centrum coupon in the Wags July coupon book, and two $4/1 coupons from the 7/13 RP. $1.98 for 250 vitamins!”
  • From letsshop, you might find Capri Sun 10 packs for $2.00 and producing 2,000 points when you buy two, so net $1.00 each after points if you find this deal.

Whole Foods

  • Liz shares: “Right beside the Pacific non-dairy beverages are Dream Latte™ Coffee + Almond Non-Dairy Drinks (www.tastethedream.com/products/category/851.php). They were $1.99 for me and there is a $1.00/1 in this month’s Whole Deal. Not free but only $0.99 to try something new. Maybe this will stop me from hitting Dunkin Donuts each workday morning.”
  • David says: “Last month’s whole deal (expires July 31) had $1/2 tasty bite. You can find the coupons here still
  • A find from Krystle: “K stopped at the hinsdale location on the way to breakfast this morning, picked up some free clif mojo bars, and noticed they had Kettle chips with $0.55 MFG peelies. Stacked with the instore coupon they were $1.44 each, not bad IMO. No hassle check out either, oh and Rachel is correct the way they deducted my coupons was just weird. Some scanned, and others were bulk discounted. Overall nice experience, will be adding whole foods to my monthly rotation!”
  • Diana shares: “I go to Wheaton and also can’t wait for Elmhurst to open! I have to second the bulk bins! We get dried beans, rice, oats, coconut, the list goes on and on. The bulk spices are really great and like peaches said are better quality. Plus, you only have to pay for what you need. If my memory serves me right, they had vanilla beans for around $2.60 EACH. There is also a tour you can take that will explain how to save on their items. I think you just need to ask at customer service. I only wish it was easier to know what all their prices were, on produce for instance, since I don’t go too often. All in all, I love going for the great selection and nice employees.”

Reader deals 7/18/14

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.

Household tips

  • A question from Maggie: “Okay Trish… this is SO timely for me! We have an old cedar chest from my DH’s grandma and it has a “problem”…
    Twice this past year someone put a hot pizza box on top of this table and ruined it. Just so you know – never put a hot box on a nice wooden table, it leaves a big white mark. :) So my question is this: would your concoction work to get this stain out or is there a better way? I actually don’t know exactly why the table turned white in those places, but I don’t like it! LOL” Unfortunately, I don’t know but would love to, because we have a cedar chest with the same issue!
  • An option from Beth: “To get the “ghost ring” white marks off the table, mix equal parts toothpaste and baking soda. Rub in circular motions into white stain. Wipe with clean dry cloth. My cherry coffee table is good as new after a hot pizza box left a white stain- it’s the steam from the box pulling up the stain from the wood.”
  • And Suez shares: “Maggie…My table had the same issue. I googled a solution and found that actually using a staem iron worked!! I couldnt believe it but when i saw all of the people that swore by it i tried it. Look it up as I dont remember the exact specifics, but it was amazing. I believe you put a cloth betweeen the table and iron. Good luck”
  • Jane warns: “I would be careful with the steam iron treatment mentioned above.  My dining table is quite old and it’s top, I believe, is a real wood veneer.  I actually ruined it by steam ironing some curtains on top without putting anything else between the fabric and the table top.  I still can’t believe I did that, because I am usually the careful one in my family. So I have the dreaded white marks, but mine are in the shape of an iron…  I need to try this coconut/lemon/vinegar mix, and see what happens!”

iTunes

  • From feelgood, get $5 off an itunes gift card with code itunesjuly here, It works on a $10 gift card to drop it to just $5.00.

Jewel

  • Outlander says: “Check your clearance a Jewel. I found some great things, like:
    • Essential Everyday pickles 32 oz $0.75- get 2 free with the $1.50/2 Q
    • Essential Everyday pickles 24 oz $0.60- only $0.10 with the $0.50/1 Q from the Big book
    • Dole pineapple rings 20 oz $0.35 – use $1/3 on Smart source so 5 cents for 3 big cans
    • Planters PB $0.75- use $1/2 from 6/28SS, so 25 cents each when you buy 2
    • Peter Pan PB $0.90
    • Del Monte Fruit cups $0.60
    • Del Monte Very Cherry mixed fruit cans 14.5 oz $0.40
    • Lots of different brands single serve apple sauce pouches for $0.30 each
    • Motts apple sauce cups 6 pack $0.50
    • Mezzetti? Chili peppers 16 oz jar $0.75.
    • And many more…”

Online deals

  • Kristina shares: “Here’s a nice deal for bakers. ‘Like’ World Kitchen on Facebook –  then click on Kitchen Club and click the image that says to click to redeem your $10. Then search the site for 1116466 (Pyrex® Easy Grab™ Transitionsware Blue 9.5” Pie Plate) and add 4 to your cart. They’re regularly $8.99 each but marked down to $2.99. The $10 will come off and with shipping I got 4 for $8.31..”

Reader requests

  • Stacy posts in Hot Deals: “Anyone seeing any back to school deals? I am currently looking for haircuts, shoes, socks and underwear….”
  • From kelly: “Sooo, I’ve been saving up my Driscoll codes to enter in on rainy day.  Tried today and it says the survey is now closed and that they have all of the info they need?  Anybody else try lately?  I had a bunch of codes that would have given me $1 q’s.  :(  I did have that same problem as others last week with not receiving coupons after completing a survey.  They did email me my coupons yesterday.  But say it isn’t so!  Is the Driscoll Panel over and done with?”

School supplies

  • Karen shares: “I agree with Outlander on the Ticonderga pencils.  They were the best I could find while I was teaching ( 10 years)  in  elementary school. I went through fewer of these than I did the cheap ones.     They are pricey but in my opinion worth every cent.”

Sweepstakes

  • From crystal on the now more limited Mars text sweepstakes winnings: “I can also use them for my dish bill. If anyone has won and has no use fir them i’d b happy to take them. Thanks”
  • Shandelle comments: “I’m guessing they aren’t going to take the time to check 500,000 of these to make sure your cable bill is actually for cable and not just internet. I highly doubt it. Technically my RCN bill is for internet and basic cable. I don’t even know if I can rent PPV movies with basic only lol. I submitted like six of these $6 wins the cable bill credit way so I’m hoping it will knock my bill in half within 2 cycles like they said.”
  • And Charlotte shares: “I read this over at Slickdeals: I contacted TPG to inform them about the need to enter your info 4x before it goes through. They told me to select “other” as the provider and then type in my provider’s name under ‘other provider’. I did this and it went through on the first attempt. I emailed back and told them this worked and that I received a reference number….’does this mean I’m going to receive a $6 credit on my bill’? Their reply was ‘yes, you’ll receive a credit’. Time will tell.”

 

Reader deals 7/17/14

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.

CVS

  • Shirley asks: “I used the $5/$30 store coupon to purchase $35 worth of diapers. I gave that coupon first and took off fine until the cashier scanned all MQ ($9) and the store is voided automatically. Does this happen to anyone? Do we now have to hit $30 after all MQ in order to use that coupon?”

Household tips

  • Regarding freezer space, Callie shares: “Yes, I took them all out of the boxes and dumped them in the right side of our pullout freezer inside the house. Left side is dedicated to meat/frozen entrees and the right side is now solid popsicles lol! They don’t take up as much room as you think when they all escape from their cardboard prison!

Jewel

  • A find from Mandy: “The Jewel on Army Trail Rd. and County Farm in Carol Stream had Miracle Whip on sale today for $1.99 and a lot of them had $1.00 off peelies on them. I also found a 10% off coupon for this Jewel only. Even without the 10%, this was a great buy on Miracle Whip.”

Kohl’s

  • Kristin comments: “The company wide policy has just changed regarding accepting expired Kohl’s cash. As of August 1st, it is the new policy that no store will be allowed to accept expired Kohl’s cash. Apparently the company was losing money because many people discovered that when they used their expired Kohl’s Cash coupon, the cashier had to manually enter a “dollar transaction discount” which is not recognizable on the original receipt.” To translate: This means if a customer makes a $500 purchase, and earns $100 Kohl’s cash. Once their Kohl’s Cash coupon expires, they use it to buy $100 worth of merchandise. They then take their original $500 purchase and return it for a full $500 refund. Therefore “working the system” as they call it. I had no idea Kohl’s even accepted expired coupons until a cashier volunteered this info at check out when I mentioned that I had $10 expired. I rarely shopped at Kohl’s to start with but they had a clothing item that my daughter wanted that a friend of hers had and it was from Kohl’s. Since they seem to be so highly priced to begin with along with their fake sales, I won’t be shopping Kohl’s in the future.”

Reader requests

  • One from Alicia: “If anyone sees any deals on portable or window air conditioners, please let me know! I’ve been looking for sales or clearance, but haven’t found much yet. Thanks!”
  • Brian is wondering: “Are people having luck redeeming these free offers at Food 4 Less? The Bolingbrook store either doesn’t have the items or remembers seeing them and can’t find them again.”
  • Shandelle responds: “Did you try looking in the bakery cold case near where they have ready made cakes? That’s where I saw them at Kroger and where others reported finding them. They are refrigerated.”

Smartphones

  • A question from grandma g: “Has anyone actually used an android phone without activating, just using Wi-Fi? I already have a basic cell phone, but I would like to be able to access some apps and use Wi-Fi at the store, like adding to my Cartwheel while shopping, but don’t want the extra cost involved with changing to a smartphone.. I have Wi-Fi at home and if I can access it at most stores, let the grandkids play some games, and take pictures sounds like just what I want. Thanks for any input.”
  • An experience from peaches: “I actually got a smart phone a few months ago, when my basic phone died on me. You can get this smart phone, and just use a prepaid plan on it. That is what I am doing on mine. There is a learning curve involved on these phones compared to a basic flip phone though. I just finally signed up for ibotta last night, but I haven’t downloaded it to my phone yet. I don’t have wifi at home. I wonder if I can do ibotta at a store that has wifi, so I don’t have to pay for texting charges? My prepaid charges 10 cents for every text that I send or receive.” For Ibotta, you don’t need texting and you should be able to use anywhere that has wifi, but you’ll need the product to scan the barcode and the receipt to take the pic of to redeem.
  • Becky responds: “You can use a smartphone without a contract with wifi. I do this with my DD. She uses my old smartphone to download free apps and play them on the phone. So, I see no reason why you couldn’t do what Rachel said with ibotta. It’s a great idea actually. Especially if you don’t want the hassle of a pre-pay or contract phone.”
  • And jaci weighs in: “So weird that phone is my old phone just bought a new one. Wifi streams no problem at home my new phone is 4g and works night and day faster and better that particular phone is not compatible with ibotta or new saving star upgraded app. If that helps u.”
  • And feelgood shares: “I have a Sprint smartphone for which I cancelled my Sprint service a month ago when I switched phones and carriers. I still use that old smartphone around the house using wifi, and at places that have hotspots. I can browse the web, use apps, check emails, take pictures, etc., basically anything I did before except make phone calls. There’s even phone service, texting and a number to go with it using the free Talkatone app from the Google Play store.”

Target

  • From grandma g: “Target is having a sale on wrapping paper, gift bags,and ribbons. Buy 3 get 1 free, plus there’s a 30% off wrapping paper on Cartwheel. I have 3 birthdays coming up so this worked out good for me.”
  • Michelle warns: “At the Broadview store they have plenty behind the service desk, though, as Vanessa says, they aren’t accepting the coupons. I am just going to take them to a diff. store to use coupon.”
  • If you find a store doing this, Kari O. suggests: “Buy it full price and go back to customer service within 3 days for “missed coupons” and get your cash back.”
  • Patrick asks: “I went to a Target store in the northern suburbs and reached into a stack of 9 oz. (I think) M&Ms and pulled out a bag with a $1 off peel-off coupon sticker on it. I then found one more there but many other bags had the sticky residue on the front of the bag but no coupon sticker. Has anyone been to any Targets lately and noticed bags of M&Ms with the coupon sticker still on them? Thanks.”

Walmart

  • Kristina shares: “Don’t miss out on the Dr. Pepper deal at Walmart. Price match the $2.50 Target sale. It comes out to 68 cents w/tax per 12-pack after the $10 gift card.

Whole Foods

  • On the Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts, David shares: “A heads up – Wheaton did not have these in stock, Naperville said they would be willing to order them. Forest Park (on Harlem) had them on the shelf. St. Louis (Brentwood) had a big basketfull of them.”

Jewel deals week of 7/16/14 – 7/22/14

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Here are the best Jewel deals and coupon matchups I see at Jewel-Osco for the week of 7/16/14. 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

  • Red or green leaf lettuce, $.49/lb.
  • Bone-in pork loin chops value pack, $1.99/lb.
  • Eckrich smoked sausage, $2.50. Use $.55/1 in the 6/29 RP or print $.55/1 on Facebook or print $1.00/1 Eckrich here. You can also unlock $2.25/2 Eckrich by following them on TwitterNote this gives scary “post for you” and more access — you can revoke that immediately under the apps tab of your settings; I did. Just $3.75 for two after the higher value printable.
  • Old Orchard 100% apple juice, 3/$5.00. Use $.50/1 in the 6/8 SS or $1.00/2 in the 4/6 or 5/11 SS to get it for $1.17.
  • Tampax 16-20 ct Radiant tampons or Always 12-16 ct Radiant pads, $3.00. Use $2.00/1 in the 7/6 PG to get these for just $1.00.

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

Reader deals 7/12/14

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

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

Activities

  • A vote for Pirates of Penzance from peaches: “That is a really good deal. I have been to a few other summer musicals at the Barbe theater at Northwestern University, and they usually run at least $25. BTW-All their productions are excellent. For their summer plays they use professional actors and not students. They are doing lots of construction nearby though, and you cannot drop anyone off in front of the theater right now.”

Butera

  • Mandy shares: “Butera has a buy 4 items, get $4 off on 3 pack Magnum bars, 20 pack Popsicles and some other ice cream novelties. I had a couple of printables for $1.50 off, plus they had $1 off coupons on the freezer doors for Magnum bars. I bought 1 pkg. Popsicles at $2.99 and 3 pkg.’s Magnum bars at $3.49, minus the $4 discount on 4 and $3 printables, plus $2 mfg. coupons, = $4.46 for all 4. Now I need to borrow freezer space from someone who doesn’t eat ice cream and lives about 5 miles from our house!”

Jewel

  • For the SavingStar Scott bath tissue freebie, peaches confirms: “Yes Jewel does sell the individual rolls. They are usually $.99.”

Lego Movie

  • Felicia found: “Both Amazon and Walmart online have the Lego Movie Bluray, DVD, Digital for $17.96 if your looking for other things to add to an order. Husband just went to Walmart to pick up our copy to entertain the kids on this rainy day.”

Reader requests

  • From Shandelle: “I’ve been considering a switch to AT&T U-Verse because I could bundle it with my existing wireless service. I know they have a zillion promo offers and that’s fine, but I’d like to hear from anyone that currently uses it. I saw a promo for existing wireless customers for $49/mo for internet and 140 channels (with HD being an extra $10/mo). Sure it’s $49 for the first year but can anyone share what it goes up to after that? Right now I just have cable internet and added basic cable to my RCN bill last year, after they advised me it’d actually go down $10/mo for technically having a bundle. I never use it. My bill is pushing $65 as it is which just seems so high for internet. And that’s with a “bundle discount” for adding basic cable I never use, since I can pick up most network channels in HD with my antenna. Any experiences or opinions of U-Verse also welcome. I’d rather hear it from people on here rather than some pushy AT&T sales rep. Thanks!”
  • A response from peaches: “I have AT&T Internet and home phone. I’ve been looking for cheaper internet, and I stopped into AT&T a few months ago, and I found out that I could save $5 a month if I switched to uverse, but then they told me that I would have to buy a new modem for $90, and I would have to pay $100 for instillation, when you factor that in it is not a good deal. I don’t have uverse tv available in my neighborhood, or I might have been more interested. There is a cheap home phone that AT&T does not want you to know about, and I would switch to that, but then I would not be able to bundle my internet with it. With those really cheap plans like the $49.95, they usually double after the first year. Right now I am paying $76 a month for basic home phone and internet. I would love to get cable, because I get lousy over the air reception in my condo building, and I can rarely get in channel 2, but cable is not in my budget right now.. You probably don’t even have landline anyway. I just have a prepaid cell phone plan with tmobile, and I spend maybe $75 a year on my cell phone, which I don’t use a lot. I suggest you contact CUB to see if they know of any deals. That is how I found out about the cheapie landline. They have all kinds of advice on their website on how to lower your phone bill, and other utilities. Consumer Reports also has some articles on how to save on your phone and cable.”
  • And ellen says: “i have uverse. my internet is $41.00/month. its called high speed max. i have land line and it is $26.52. its 250 minutes which i believe is not available any more but you could get 200 minutes for about that same price. the cable is $133.05 but i dont pay for that. my daughter lives with us and she pays for it. she wanted all the premium chanels. we have had att since we bought our house 37 years ago. well back then it was called illinois bell. as far as service is concerned i am very satisfied with it. we dont loose our service when weather is bad like today. a few months ago i called them to see if i could get my bill lowered and they were able to apply some discounts and i saved about $40.00 They also credited my bill $40 just for being a loyal custiomer. And our anniversary for signing up for uverse is coming up and they are sending us a $20 gift card.”

Sports Authority

  • Jane says: “Sports Authority is having a 3 day sale (Sat 7/12 is the last day). Take an extra 25 % off on clearance items ending in .97. Lots of choices. It is a good time to stock up on kids’ shoes for the coming school year.”

Walmart

Whole Foods

  • A report from peaches: “They also had tuna steaks on sale for $12.99 a pound through Sunday, and they had wonderful blue cheese on sale for $8.99 a pound. I was tempted to get a tuna steak. The smallest one was only $4, but I passed on it. On July 18th, they are selling fresh oysters in the shell for a dollar each, and they will shuck them for you.”
  • Shandelle comments: “The EVOL burritos at the WF at Ashland & School in the city were all tagged $2.99. I saw the $1.69 deal posted on Hip2Save earlier in the week and I think from her photo, the Evol burritos shown were some mini snack size variety that I’ve never seen in any stores in Chicago. However, select Evol burritos are on price cut at Target right now 3/$5 ($1.66 each) thru 8/2 I believe. I figured that is the best price I’m going to find them for before the $2.50/2 expires so I stocked up today. I’m happy with $.41 each. The ones I saw on sale were stocked with frozen breakfast, not with the frozen snacks.”