FREE Downy after points + Catalina at Kmart starts 7/27


Attention Kmart shoppers — here’s a deal you can do starting Sunday 7/27. 48-60 load liquid Downy will be on sale 3/$15.00, with $5 back in Shop Your Way Rewards points and $5 OYNO (apparel, grocery, beauty, healthcare) when you buy three.

  • Buy three Downy for $15.
  • Use the $5.00/3 coupon expected in the 7/27 PG.
  • Pay $10 and get back $5 points + $5 Catalina for a net cost of free.

(Thanks, Free Stuff Finder)

Kmart money making L’Oreal and free Gillette Fusion shave gel


This week Kmart is doubling up to five coupons with up to $2.00 face value (so $2.00 coupons double to $4.00) for SYWR members, no minimum purchase required. A couple of you have shared scenarios in Reader Deals (thanks! Keep them coming!), but here’s another couple you can do:

Gillette Fusion Shave Gel

… is $3.99. Use the $2.00/1 coupon in the 6/15 RP, which will double to $3.99 and make it free!

L’Oreal Advanced hair care

There’s a national Catalina deal going on L’Oreal Advanced: Buy two, get $1.50 OYNO; buy three or more, get $3.00 OYNO. So:

  • Buy three L’Oreal advanced shampoos for $4.50 each = $13.50.
  • Use three $2.00/1 from the 6/29 RP, which will double to $4.00 each = $1.50.
  • Get back $3.00 OYNO for a $1.50 money maker!

Got more?

They closed my closest Kmart and I don’t get their ad — if you have been shopping the doubles this week, please share your own great finds in comments. :)

(Thanks, Couponing for 4)


Reader deals 7/6/14

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.


  • From focadima: “I read the round house last summer, I enjoyed it.”
  • And Maureen agrees: “I concur, Round House is wonderful.”


  • A reminder from julie: “I saw this on Jill’s site.  Check your Wednesday tribute ad wraparound for 3 PG coupons.  $1/1 Herbal Essence Hair Color, B2G1 Free  Buy 2 herbal Essence Shampoo or Conditioner, get a body wash free, and $1/2 Aussie. I don’t get the paper delivered, but I checked the mailed version of the tribune ads and they were on that wraparound as well.”
  • Wendy noticed: “FYI — I was at to print the Mitchum coupon, looking for the Starbucks ones for CVS, and on the side was an ad for Mitchum “click here to save $1.00″ — so I was able to print FOUR Mitchum coupons in all. Sweet!”


  • Krystle shares: “Just got my $20 Gift card from the McNeil allergy rebate! (This was a $16MM or something like that) So of course i had to go out to do the $15 Budweiser/ and Fresh Meat (need to purchase $15 worth) MIR, found in the Jewel big book. Goes great with the freebie/ $0.01 deals at Jewel, like anther reader commented earlier this week! Buy 4/$10 pun burgers, get 4ct pretzel buns FREE ($2.50 value), and $5.23 worth of chicken breast @2.99/lb. 1 X 24pk bud light cans @13.99, get 1 family size bag of Doritos and 2L bottle of Pepsi for a PENNY! So total with tax $30.85, paid with $20 McNeil gc and the rest cash. Also I had 25 cent back offers through Checkout51 for the Pepsi, hamburger pattis, and buns(+$0.75). So after I also submit for the $15 MIR everything will be FREE, minus the cost of stamps. Had my inlaws over today, and they were amazed at the “free” lunch.”


  • From lisa: “K-Mart will double up to a $2.00 coupon (5 each day) starting tomorrow with your SYW card. (7-7). Now typically this is only a $1.00 and you have to spend $25. This time there is no threshold and with a $2.00 coupon there has to be some good deals to be had. Read this on hip to save and she suggests a couple deals. I went thru the ad that ends 7-7 and noticed the big boxes of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for $3.50. If you have points available from the Kelloggs Rewards Program they have a $1.50 off a box (1000 points for 2 prints). Double that and they are only .50 cents a box. I think I will spend some time scanning the ads and my coupons today but if you come up with a deal please post as I will be going there tomorrow and could use the extra knowledge.”
  • She adds: “The above mentioned Rice Krispies are the treat bars”
  • She also says: “Kmart-I also noticed that they have a P&G deal where you get a OYNO coupon for $10.00 when you spend $30. Team that with the current P& G deal and ultimately you will get $20.00 back ($10 from P & G and $10 from Kmart) on a $30.00 purchase. Not bad and could make for some good tide deals. Have not dived into this yet either as with the holiday coupons took a back seat.”

Lane Bryant


Reader requests

  • Sue emails: “Does anyone know who has Tiki Torch Oil Fuel on clearance (under $5.00)???”
  • Joy is wondering: “Has anyone seen caramel Starbucks K-cups at their CVS, or do they just carry unflavored varieties? Trying to decide whether to try to make it to CVS between my 4 month old’s naps. Thanks in advance for any help!”

Whole Foods

  • Ashley reports: “All but the single serve Rice Dream are at Schaumburg, they no longer carry the single serving ones”
  • April adds: “Last time I didn’t find any of them in Wheaton too.”
  • Pam shares: “the Single serve Rice Dream were not on sale at the Naperville store. They were like $1.69″

Reader deals 6/10/14

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.


  • From feelgood: “Both of these are back on the $10 gas card deal for the week of 6/22- 6/28. Mars Bites 2/$5, Lancaster pouches 2/$6.”
  • Shandelle shares: “Check your CVS store coupons either from the red machine or receipts. I had one for $4 off a Speed Stick Gear deodorant. They’re 2/$8 right now. I stacked with two of the $2 printables from and got both free as well as $2 ECB wyb 2! So a money maker.”

Hair services

  • Outlander says: “Great Clips Qs are very often in regular newspaper inserts, and in those junk mail envelopes with coupons that come in the mail. They also take any competitor Qs, so you can use any that you find.”
  • Shandelle responds: “Great Clips will take competitor Qs??? Are you certain? I prefer Great Clips over Super Cuts but SC seems to run coupons in the inserts more often and I almost never get anything from Great Clips even though I give them more business. I had a bad experience at Super Cuts in the city (Wickerpark) a few months ago when we were were still getting winter weather. The lady cutting my hair barely spoke English and just blow dried my hair (then put some gel in it that I didn’t ask for; I just assumed drying your hair was customary since they drown it in water to cut it!!! Especially given it was like 12 degrees outside!!) and they claimed this was the haircut AND a “style” which just pissed me off. I didn’t ask for anything but a trim and cleanup of my layers. They tacked an extra $8 onto my $8.99 coupon haircut. I submitted a complaint on the Super Cuts website and no one ever contacted so me so I guess they don’t care at all..”
  • Anne replies: “Yes, Great Clips accepts competitor coupons. We use them there all the time, and they even have a sign on the front door of ours saying they do.”
  • Outlander adds: “Yes, they definitely do. There’s a sign inside or on the door, I believe. I think it does say maximum discount $3 or $4, can’t remember. But my DH has used Supercuts and Sports Clips Qs there, no problem.”
  • Ashley shares: “If you go to your Jewel they can print a Great Clips coupon off for you if they participate”
  • Shandelle wonders: “How does Jewel print one? Do I just ask at customer service?”
  • John W comments: “Great Clips coupons: I got a $6.99 great clips coupon on the Mariano’s receipt from the one at Lawrence and Damen in Chicago, for the Lincoln Square great clips only.”


  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Jerry’s has organic strawberries for .69 til Wednesday. They are nice and sweet.


  • Found by feelgood: “New winetag booklet found at Jewel on Sutter Home wine. Says: “Save up to $17.00!” No alcohol purchase required manufacturer coupons: $1.00.1 Claussen Pickles (makes them $0.99 each at Jewel wyb 5, until 6/10), $1.00/1 President brie cheese, $1.00/1 Alexia frozen potatoes or French fries, $1.00/2 King’s Hawaiian buns or rolls, $1.00/2 PAM cooking sprays. Mail In Rebates: $2.00 any Sutter Home wine and beef, $10.00 12-pk Pabst Blue Ribbon beer AND $15.01 purchase of meat, produce, charcoal and/or condiments.” He adds: “BTW, found these at the Lemont Jewel. Should be at most other Jewels, too.”


  • A tip from Kathy: “Kmart has an offer for a $5 award card and 2,000 points when you buy a $25 gift card from Kmart, limit 2 offers. If you are near a Kmart, pick up these cards which can be redeemed at Sears and get 4,000 points and $10 to spend at Kmart next week.”


  • Jenny posts in Hot Deals: “a heads up for those of you going to the elgin meijer. They are all out of the free brut deodorant, and they are STILL out of boneless skinless chicken breast. Ran out last week when it was 1.99/lb so i got a rain check only to find out they are out again today! Also out of cheap ziploc bags… BOO for my trip!”

Reader requests

  • Connie asks: “We moved into a new place and got a new patio set on Sunday from Target (thank you, 40% off patio furniture from Cartwheel!). But we’re missing a grill. DH really wants one since this new place allows them. Has anyone seen a good deal on a charcoal grill? Most of the ones we have seen are $99, and we were hoping to get one for around $50 if possible. All ideas welcome!”
  • An idea from feelgood: “Hi, Connie. In case you missed it, MUM posted a deal on $50 back in points on $50 worth of grilling accessories at Sears, which you could then use towards a grill. Here’s a charcoal grill for under $40, there’s others around $50″
  • A question from rifat: “Does anyone eat Fisher Boy fish sticks at/from Dollar Tree? From what I’ve read, they are not worth the paper/ink to print the coupon that makes them free. I’m usually not choosy.”


  • Amy reports: “Target in Warrenville $2 per lb for ground chuck”
  • A tip from Krystle: “Click sort coupons by ‘newest’. This helps me find coupons faster on Targets website. especially for Hot/New deals that pop up on Sunday mornings.”


  • Krystle says: “If you are shopping Wags and plan to do the booster points coupon (5k + when you spend $25). Don’t forget About the Resolve MIR in the 5/11SS. Made my trip free after everything (BR points, RRs, and MIR).”

Sears and Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards $10 back promo


Here’s one Matt sends over. Enter code SYWPTS10 at checkout when shopping at Sears online or at Kmart online to get back $10 in SYWR points on a $20 qualifying order. (You must enter your SYWR number on the bottom right of your checkout screen before you can apply the code.)

It’s also triggering on some items that are just around $10.00, including these men’s New Balance socks priced at just $10.40 each. Sure enough, I threw a pack in my cart and added the code and it’s offering me $10.10 back in points — $10 in bonus points and $.10 for the purchase itself.

Family shoes — buy one get one for $1.00 at Kmart


Kmart has a useful promo going this week on shoes for the whole family — buy one, get one for $1.00! Very nice deals to be had here.

Free shipping at $59 or free in-store pickup. Discount applied in shopping cart. Offer good on items sold by Kmart. $1 applied to item of equal or lesser value. No promo code required. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Excludes Gift Cards, Hot Buys, select flip flop styles, and Everyday Great Price items. Additional exclusions may apply.

Reader deals 4/17/14

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Devon Market

  • John W comments: “You can get the same deal on the butter this week at Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon in Chicago ( I think they accept these coupons. Also at Devon Market, 99 cent sugar (limit 1 with $10 purchase), $1.99/lb ground beef.”


  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “FYI Liberty Savings Bank is having their free monthly shredding event this Sat the 19th at 7111 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago from 9-12pm.. Every month from now on they will have a free shredding day at their other locations. I changes every month.”


  • Aileen emails: “If you get water service from the Metropolitan Reclamation Water District of Greater Chicago, you can get a 55 gallon rain barrel for $58 plus tax delivered to Cook County addresses. A variety of colors and includes installation harware and mosquito screen. Chicago residents can also get a rebate of 50% for purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, tree or native plant here:


  • Matt sends over: “Kmart has Cottonelle TP for $5.49 and an additional $3 off WYB 3. So basically $4.49 plus tax WYB 3. Then when you combine with any surprise points it’s an even better deal. Also Kmart has a promo going this week. Buy a $25 gift to Kmart and get an additional $5 and an additional $2 in points. So that’s basically $25 for $32 worth of credit. I believe that Kmart gift cards are also good at Sears. So what you could do is buy some stuff at Kmart with SYW points and SYW coupons and then pay the remainder for it with the gift card. When you look at the fact that Kmart offer $10 off $50 coupons in addition to surprise points and this promo it’s easy to see how the deals could stack together.”

Loyalty programs


  • A warning from Brian: “Be warned that I had trouble at the Bolingbrook (I-355) store; they refused the Target coupons stating that “they don’t accept the ‘Web’ coupons. I was able to get them to accept them “this time”. I do not see that distinction in their policy. Be prepared to argue.”
  • Anne adds: “I had the SAME thing happen to me at the other Bolingbrook store this week and was floored. I thought that Meijer had long settled this issue with the stores, but they also did accept my one puny coupon.”
  • Some things to look for from Ashley: “Lots of Almay are now under $4 with the 25% sale. Every time you buy one you get $2 coupon for another, buy two it prints a $4 coupon. Coupon is not scanning on any of the remover products which are also on sale, it has to be typed in. Remember their type in limits per transaction are $20 so split it up. Also make sure to clip the $6/$30 beauty reward and $15/$525 total reward. My local stores are substituting for the Miracle Grow that has the $15/5 mperk that they don’t carry, the substitution bags are $3.99 so $0.99 each and you’ll earn the reward for garden. Also Cranium party is on clearance 50% for $7.49 so $2.49 after coupon and you can use it towards the $5/$25 in toys. Combine it with Sofia the First doll and you’ll pay 7.50 oop and earn $5 back. When you buy three kraft cheese you get $2 instantly off chicken, so buy three cheese, two Kraft dressing, use three $0.75/1 peelies on them, $0.75/2 kraft dressing, and $5/5 Valli coupon, pay $1.58 and you can get $2 in chicken free Pompeian olive oil is BOGO $3.19 so use the $1/1 coupon and you’ll pay $2.19 for two ($1.19 if you have a store that allows it, some do, some don’t)” Clearance can vary by store. Mperks rewards offers will vary by account. Meijer’s official policy does not allow a coupon on the ‘free’ item. The 3.19 price is probably on the olive oil “blends” not the pure olive oil. Also, substitutions will vary by store. Finally, the $5 off 5 Kraft Valli coupon is a competitor coupon which stores may or may not honor depending if there is one in your area and they consider a local competitor.
  • She adds: “Also Fisher Price laugh and learn are BOGO half off and there’s mperk coupons for money off each”

Olive Garden

Reader requests

  • A question from liz: “looks like a trip back to Meijer…has anyone tried the California pizza kitchen pizzas or should I waity for digorno..the b1g1 free peeps will be on checkout 51 .25 back starting tomorrow”
  • Debbie L. is wondering: “Does anyone know if the Algonquin Meijer will take the Target Web coupons? At one time, they did then I thought I heard that they didn’t but I haven’t tried recently. TIA”

Sam’s Club

  • From shirley: “Sam’s club has 32 ct Go-Gurt for $4.68 and 2 x 8 oz Pam spray for $3.88 after instant savings. Last day is 4/19.”


  • On the Mini-Wheats deal, ElizabethF shares: “I checked all the prices at my store: Regular 18 oz – $2.50 Touch of Fruit Raisin – $2.50 Chocolate – $2.99 Strawberry – $3.14 Touch of Fruit Raspberry – $3.14 Little Mini Wheats – $3.14″
  • From feelgood: “Heads up on the cheap Heinz ketchup deal. I went to the Lemont Target last night, the 38 oz bottle was marked $2.69 on the shelf. Tried to do a self price check but scanner said item not found. All the larger sizes were even more expensive. Smaller sizes were cheaper, but the coupon reads: “Save 50 cents on one Heinz Tomato Ketchup 38 oz or larger.” Anyone have luck finding a 38 oz or larger Heinz Ketchup for $1.87 at their Target?”
  • Karalyn on Facebook reports: “The Schaumburg Target on Barrington Road has a ton of frozen food on sale!!”
  • A reminder from Adrianne: “If you text spring to 827438 you can get .50 off market pantry eggs making the eggs only .49.”
  • And from Jordan: “Don’t forget that the two mobile coupons that expire on 4/23 (I think they’re SPRING & THANKS?) each have a 50¢ off eggs, making eggs $.49 each.”
  • An idea from Diane: “Just a thought on the Starbucks coffee at Target – you could price match the CVS add & get the coffee for $6.99 each – $2/2 Q & then submit for $5 Starbcks GC for net cost of $6.98 for 2 bags. Not too bad!”
  • A heads up that prices can vary by store, from Outlander: “But, I forgot to mention that of course my store was almost completely out of Mini Wheats. I would have loved to get more. And Jimmy Dean is $3.99 at my store and not $2.99. And Bagel thins were $5.58 for 2 and not $5.08 like at yours. Must be all around more expensive store. That’s where those mini Nivea lotions were $2.74, instead of $2 too.”
  • An idea from julie for the children’s apparel deal: “if you have tween girls, you can also stack with a 20% bra and bra accessories. I’m stocking up on leggings and bras for my 2 tweens. I’m not quite sure what a bra accessory is though. Like a cup holder? or reading lamp? :)”
  • To add to the Bounty/Charmin deal, Diane found: “ok, I don’t have a smart phone so I am only passing on what I read on hip2save – there is a $1/1 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text SPRING to 827438) & $1/2 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text THANKS to 827438) that you could use also?” Yep!
  • Amanda H spotted: “Found from another website, on website has another link for the $1 off 6pk or more, was able to print all three coupon’s from one computer.”
  • For the Eggo deal, Cari explains: “They are $2.39 and there is a 20% cartwheel. Plus the $0.75/2. Add in to the $10/$50 and cheap waffles!!! My kids are obsessed with the new bites. Go through a box a day. There is/was an ibotta offer for them too.”

Reader deals 4/8/14

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Finds from kelly: “I was at the Aldi in Wheaton today on Schmale (or maybe that’s Carol Stream). They had Fruit Gushers for $1.49 and also the Preztel Crisps Original 7.2 oz. for $1.89. I think Jewel has the Pretzel Crisps at $2.50, so definitely cheaper at Aldi. Both items were across from the frozen foods freezers ( say THAT 6 times fast).”


Boston Market

Dollar Tree

  • Outlander says: “At Dollar Tree don’t forget to use that Loreal Eye Q for $2/1 from 3/16 RP for 2 free eye liners. They also have various Wet N Wild products in the stores that have Loreal, so also free with Q.”


  • Debbie shares: “At Bard Optical you can get free prescription sunglasses with your regular prescription glasses.”


Home Depot


  • From kelly: “The Jewel in Wheaton on Geneva Rd. has the 3 pk. Pop Secret popcorn for 2/$4 again. Use the $1/1 coupon from to get it for $1. This sale price was not in the weekly flyer and I noticed that the sale price will be valid until May 4th, I think.” It’s ZIP specific — you can grab it under 99218 here.
  • Maria reports: “Found a catalina alert from Jewel: Buy any large Digiorno Pizza between 4/21/14 and 5/18/14 and save up to $3.00 on a future order. Buy 2 & get $1.00, Buy 3 & get $2.00, or Buy 4 or more & get $3.00″
  • Ashley comments: “There’s $1/1 tearpads for the Klondike bars making them $2 each Also hot pockets are 6/$10 monthlong so just $1.16 each with the $1/2 facebook printable. There’s also $0.50/1 monopoly piece store coupons”



  • Felicia posts in Hot Deals: “Sofia the First and the Royal Fashions at Meijer There’s a store coupon on mperks $10/1. It’s $14.99 so $4.99 after coupon.
    It’s on amazon right now for 12.98.”
  • For the sale ending tomorrow, Liz found: “Angel Soft coupon (haven’t yet tried to print as the printers are down here at home)”
  • A deal from BNSS7911: “10.00 off Purchase of $100 or more in American Express ® Gift Cards Offer valid thru 04/12/2014 MEIJER MPERKS.=American express card $10 off for $100 or above. $100.00+5.95 FEE-$10.00 MPERKS=$95.95 TO PAY AND IF REWARDS WORKS  5/100 -$90.95 FOR $100.00 CARD . So saving of 9.05 .I BOUGHT THIS TODAY SO WILL SEE FOR REWARDS”

Reader requests

  • One from Sherri on Facebook: “Does anyone know where I can one of those big nylon flying discs?”


  • Another idea on the Skylanders Swap Force deal, from Betty: “I thought I read somewhere that there was a $10 coupon in happy meals (haven’t gotten one so I cannot confirm). So if you can price match brick and morter somewhere you could get it for $27.49…I read it on Totally Target. Right now target price is 39.99. So 29.99 with coupon. Less 5% discount if using target credit or debit!”