Reader deals 4/4/14

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.

Apps

  • From Sue: “Jingit has been around for several years. It started out just on the computer watching videos, and making some good money, as there were quite a few. Now, they are an app, too, and showing some growing pains. They are still good, tho slow to earn money. Once in a while a video to watch or an item to scan at the store. They also have buy this specific product, get this back offers, and some more generic offers now where any brand will work. Yes, it is only good at certain stores/ Hard to beat free money when it is something you are already purchasing. The last few years, I’ve used my Jingit money to purchase all the greens for my spruce tip planters for my front step. Getting them for ‘free’ with Jingit makes them all that much better!”
  • And Jennifer M. says: “I like Jingit because you get the money immediately. If I want to add $2 or $.30, I can do it with the app and have it available as soon as I click the “add” button.”

Edgewater Produce

  • Shandelle found: “Edgewater Produce at Clark & Catalpa (across from Jewel) has golden delicious apples for $.69/lb. I had already had tons of assorted fresh fruit so I just bought 1 apple which was $.42 and got back $.25 from Checkout 51.”

Household tips

  • From seachicago: “The cheapest sunbutter is the one you make yourself! I know Rachel has a recipe on her food site. I just buy unsalted roasted sunflower seeds at Trader Joe’s ($1.99/lb.), grind them in the food processor til they make a paste, and drizzle sunflower oil in until the consistency is the way I want it. It will never be as smooth as the commercially made kind, but my son likes the taste better. Also, you do need a sturdy food processor, because the process does take a while, and I think you could burn the motor out on a cheap one!”

Jewel

  • Ashley points out that Chef Boyardee is: “$0.80 a can at Jewel”
  • Kitty sends over something to look for: “I found a Passover magazine near the Kedem grape juice display, and inside is a “Super Coupon” for $15 off of a $175.00 purchase effective 3-1-14 thru 4-20-14.”
  • She also says: “The new Jewel Big Book of Savings has a MQ for Fresh Express B2GO Blends and Kits, expiring 5-30-14. Also, if you are looking for a place to use your previously printed Delmonte 50c fresh produce coupon, Jewel has Del Monte canteloupes for $2.50 (in the Patriot Glenview store for sure), and they were HUGE!”
  • Finally, she emails: “At the 2 Glenview Jewels, Patriot Blvd. and Waukegan Rd., there is a sheet of store coupons good only at those 2 stores thru 4/8/14. 10% off of your purchase; Whole or cored pineapple $1.99; Jewel milk $1.99; Chef’s Kitchen bucket of wings $8; and Jewel spring or purified water 24 pk. $1.88. They say 1 per transaction and were near the Big Books of Savings.”

Kroger

Meijer

  • A deal from bnss7911: “MPERK COUPON -Febreze-Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE Febreze Car Vent Clip Offer valid thru 04/26/2014 Manufacturer Coupon ——————- I bought 4 FEBREZE with tide and charmin and this coupon gave $1.00 off four times.for FEBREZE with PG deal. so I will try below Febreze 2.79*9=$25.11-$9 MPERK COUPON=TO PAY $16.11- and get $5 oyno + clip 5/20 Cleaning reward= $6.11 -final is $0.67 for each.”

Reader requests

  • Pam is wondering about these toothbrush heads: “Does anyone have any experience with these? We have the sonic care elite & are in need of replacement brush heads but I’m cringing on $25+ for 2 through Amazon. Thanks!”

Sweepstakes

Reader deals 3/23/14

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.

Big Lots

  • From Denise: “We always try to go there if we run out of something that’s Bob’s Red Mill because the prices really are very good. (I’ve never looked at their Baby Food — I’ll check that out next time we are there.)”
  • And alex shares: “In the Hanover Park Store, 1 year opened, they made it very nice to shop at. You might want to view other stores around your area or in your travels to see if your get the same results. I have tried some stores similar to your experience, it can be location, location……”
  • A heads up from Kari O.: “The expiration dates are nearly ALWAYS bad at the Round Lake location. It’s a pain and the employees NEVER pull food from the shelves when its expired, even if you hand it to them they just put it back. That happened over and over with pouches of baby food. Eventually it was marked down to $.10 each and we just bought it to throw it away and prevent any mother was accidentally giving it to their infant. But on a plus side they often carry kids skidders for $2-$5 which is really good price since Target is $12.99. Same with adult sized crocs.”

CVS

  • A deal from Laura: “Check your coupons from the 2/23 SS. There was a $1.00 off 3 any Reese’s product. If the Reese’s Eggs are included in the Hershey BOGO for $0.99, you could get 6 Reese’s Eggs for about $0.16 each. HTH.”
  • Tamara spotted: “There’s an unadvertised freebie if you do a sneak peak of the weekly ad under medicine and health. Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief 10 ct. for $7 and get $7 EB.”
  • Laura says: “Check you emails. I got one from CVS tonight to do a survey and receive a coupon for $10 ECB that I was able to print right away.” These are random, but definitely something to watch for.

Kmart

  • Sent over by sophie: “I was looking up caress online at kmart and there were bars and liquid body soap for $2.  Certain ones only.  I couldn’t find any stores near me for pick up but maybe someone else can. “

Kroger

  • Shandelle comments: “I’m not in Chicago at the moment but I know people from other regions do follow this blog: Kroger has Coke 12 packs 3/$9 right now so if you bought 6, you could get them for $2 each. Not really a stock up price but still an ok price for coke I think since these coupons are rare, if you don’t just get the free ones from MyCokeRewards all the time.”

Reader requests

  • From christine: “Help requested. I am looking for a list of magazines which typically have the 20% Gymboree/Crazy8 coupons inside. Expecting in a couple of months and wanted to subscribe to any which allow for FREE subscriptions so I can get these hard-to-find coupons. Thanks!” I have seen them in Family Fun and Parenting.
  • Jaimene posts on Facebook: “Does anyone know of any Chicago area FB swap groups for moms?”
  • A question from Jane on the Redbox code: “I got this same code sent to my phone today, except it said it is a BOGO. I have not tried it yet, but wondering if you can just get one movie for free today? Anyone try it yet?”

Target

  • Yolanda posts on Facebook: “I was at Target this evening and there is a free deal on Ziplock bags. Buy 2 bags of Goldfish crackers (on sale $1.66 ea), get 1 FREE box of Ziplock 50ct sandwich bags or snack bags ($2.29, as marked only).”
  • Krystle shares: “There is also a $5 gift card offer when you buy 4 select windex, scrubbing bubbles and I think liquid plumber. So if you have 2 bogo windex touch up coupons from the 3/16SS. Buy 4 touchups on sale for $3.39 (- mfgs) plus the $2/3 windex etc target printable coupon, and the $1/1 windex etc mobile q. It’s a $1.22 MM after gift card, this deal gets even better if your bogo Q’s ring in at max value($3.99) and you have an offer on checkout 51.”
  • She also spotted: “Also Swanson broth cans are on sale for 75 cents, after 10% cartwheel and $0.50/2 Swanson printable from coupons.com. You will end up paying 42 cents a can.”
  • A Dream report from Samantha: “The 64 oz runs $3.49 at the Target on Touhy in Niles. That is the lowest I’ve seen around here non-sale priced. This is ALL my oldest will drink, so this Cartwheel made my heart happy :)”

Walmart

  • From Shandelle for the $2.00/3 Iams cans: “I believe these are $.58 at Walmart regular price if you can find a store that stocks them. If you happen to have 4 printables which is the max you can use in a transaction, it ends up being about a $1 of overage! I’ve found it to be very hit or miss even with the super centers. I know the store in Forest Park did carry them. I am down in Indianapolis until Monday night and so far no Walmarts down here carry Iams wet food which has been disappointing.”

Reader deals 1/31/14

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.

Amazon

Coupons

  • Something to look for from Artie: “Ad in today’s sports section of Tribune states “Look for a special offer of a Free Chicken Bakery Sandwich” from Dunkin Donuts. Offer will be good from 2/2-2/8/14″

Hy-Vee

  • Shirley found: “Use this $1/2 to get Sweet baby Rays BBQ sauce for $0.19 at Hy-Vee. Print limit is 1″

Jewel

  • From BethP: “The $1/1 Tribe hummus was in the Jewel Big Book running 11/29 – 12/31 – hope that helps! It expires 2/1…”
  • From Erin, on the popcorn and soda deal: “Maureen I bought Diet 7-up and it worked. I tried to do the Palermo Pizza deal and they would not let me use the $2/2 because the pop was free with the popcorn”

Kroger

  • Something to look for from Suzann: “Kroger is clearancing the Pillsbury refrigerated cookie chubbs for $1.00 (gingerbread, sugar and today I noticed that chocolate chip was included). There are $1.00 coupons off 1 (SS 12/08)–free cookies. At this price, one can experiment all one desires. Unfortunately, coupon expires today.”

Meijer

  • A clarification from Andi: “For the baby rewards, you clip them in increments of $10, but you don’t have to spend in increments of $50 or $100 — it keeps a running tab each time you purchase baby items. Normally, if you would purchase $70 of diapers, you’d earn $70/$100 you need to clip a $10 reward. This week, if you purchase $70 in diapers, you earn $140. You will be able to clip a $10 reward and have $40 towards your next reward. So, no need to try to hit the exact mark…your spendings won’t be wasted. In mperks, the counter for your earned rewards goes from $0 to $100. Once you hit $100, you can clip a $10 reward. On the earn $10 for every $50 weeks like his one, the counter moves twice as fast on the $100 scale. If you spend $70, it counts it as if you’ve spent $140, so you could clip 1 reward and have earned an extra $40/$100 to get you that much closer to your next reward. So anything over that $50 spent is not wasted. If you spend exactly $50, it will count it as $100 and you earn 1 $10 reward. Maybe I’ve just made it more confusing!”
  • She also points out: “Unfortunately, that Target coupon requires a purchase of diapers AND a refill pack of wipes (not the small packs or tubs).”

Target

  • Iris asks on Facebook: “Do any of you know if I buy 6 DiGiornos at Target, can I get three free liters too or not? This will be in combination with the cartweel and 2- Buy 2 Get 1 coupons. Thanks!”
  • Meg shares: “I found Impressions (from Isotoner) slippers for $1.94 in Target. But was marked as $6.48. originally $12.99. I just did the price check. Even target employees were surprised to see that price. Few other shoes like hello kitty and Merona were ringing at $1.49- $1.94.”

Ultra Foods

  • From julie: “Also at Ultra, the Pepsi 6 packs of 24 oz bottles are included in the 4 for $8.88. The $2/2 pepsi multi-pack bottles from the 1-5 inserts covers these as well. I’d recommend these over the minis, much better price per ounce”
  • Focadima comments: “My local centrella has a $5/10 kraft products man Q – Just thought it was odd that no one mentioned it yet. I am going to use it today to get some cheese and salad dressing :)” My Super Low ad had it as well.

Happy New Year Reader Deals 1/1/14

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.

Coupons

  • On the question on the gluten free Barilla pasta from the $1.00/1 coupon, comicbob says: “Gluten free pasta didn’t taste much different, but smelled very different.”
  • Erin shares: “was just on coupons.com and bic coupon is still there. also almay $5/2 reset.”

CVS

  • From Mary Ann: “Just for fun, I shopped the Lombard CVS today searching for clearance , there were no tags up except on Christmas stuff. But lots of products scanned at 75% off, like hair stuff, lotions, make up and nail polish. So scan, scan, scan.”

Dominick’s

Jewel

  • More ideas for the $1.00/2 Essential Everyday coupon from Caroline in the hot deals Facebook group: “I got lentils .99 cents and pudding (.59 cents)”
  • And Jackie comments: “Holiday papers towels were also .50/roll so free if you can find them:-)”
  • And one from Nikki: “I used the rest of my coupons on single string cheeses last night – $0.49 each, before coupon. The Jewel I went to was out of bulbs,or else I would have stocked up on those!”
  • And from Anulka: “16 oz jar of Whole Pikled Beets – 1.29 on sale, very good for salad /red onion, oil, salt, peper and beets/ or soup /cabbage, carrots, kidney beans, chicken broth, beets with juice and sour cream to serve:)”
  • A possibility from David: “8oz cans of tomato sauce were 47 cents each at County Market in Urbana. Price may be similar in Jewel.”
  • And another idea from Mary Ann: “Then I went to Jewel up the road to use the last of my $1/2 EE Qs. Sure enuf, cashier wouldn’t give me the 22 cent overage on those Qs (I bought 39 cent tomato pastes), said he was pretty sure he couldn’t do that (?). CS fixed it for me and educated him. I have yet to have a cashier give me that overage without me whipping out store policy and getting a CS involved in the transaction.”
  • From Mary T.: “Yesterday Jewel in Libertyville marked xmas food items .50 cents each. Found in back of store on large wire shelves near Pharmacy. Also had paper plates red and green marked down.”

Kroger

  • From Suzann: “If any of your Kroger’s have an instore Starbucks, the Christmas blend beans and a few other types were 50% off.
    They will grind the whole beans for you.”

Lollipop Seeds

  • From Isabel in the hot deals Facebook group: “4726 N. Lincoln (Chicago). Semi annual clearance sale up to 75% off going on now. 25% off front wall, 50% off back wall and 60-75% off rack. Tons of stuff on sale. Customer had $190 of clothes yesterday, only spent $55!”

Meijer

  • Something to look for from Debbie: “Yesterday, 12-30, at Meijer I found a 200 sq. ft. roll of wrapping paper regular $5.99 marked down 70% so I got it for $1.79!”

Reader requests

  • Lori’s looking for: “… craftsman tool deals. specifically 19.2 lithium compact driver kit with Tool, Battery, Charger
    I have been looking but the best deals are still over $100.00″

Recalls

Ultra Foods

  • From Kristen: “I just returned from Ultra Foods in Lombard and all their holiday candy is 75% off! I was able to score bags of candy for .75-.95 cents each BEFORE coupons! Christmas Big League Chew .25, Kit Kat 6 pack .85, Twix Carmel Christmas santa 6 pack .92, Twix mini bags .75, Reeses Peanut Butter Bells .85, Milky Way miniatures bags .75, Skittles Holiday bank .50, Gharadelli Lg. Peppermint Bark 1.25!! I was also able to use many coupons to make this deal even “sweeter”-yum!”

Whole Foods

  • From Jen k: “Whole Foods in Sauganash told me today they are offering a $15/50 coupon when you turn in a Doms card…thru early February.”
  • And a question from peaches: “Is this $15/$50 good at all the Whole Food stores when you turn in your Dominick’s card?”