Reader deals 10/16/14

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.

Activities

  • Maria shares: “Something to do this weekend…..This Saturday 10/18 and Sunday 10/19, The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring Open House Chicago. It’s a free festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 150 buildings across the city. More info at www.openhousechicago.org

Amazon

  • Don posts on Facebook: “I read most of the reviews from several sources as I have been looking for a Humidifier and although a refurb, I decided to take a chance on this one [$49.99 shipped] – I just thought I would mention this.”

Caputo’s

  • Kelly reports: “The new Angelo Caputos in Carol Stream had 2 POUND bags of baby Carrotsi for 79 cents. Use 25 cents off from Checkout 51 (if it stays) and get them for 54 cents or 27 cents per pound. Even without Checkout 51, it’s still a great price. Also, the blackberries on sale were NOT Driscolls brand and they rang up incorrectly at $2.49 (should be $1.89). I caught it and they amended it easily. ” Unfortunately, the carrots offer did not come back today.

Halloween

  • Alicia comments: “1. It’s my first year with trick or treaters and I’m super excited, but I just started noticing how ridiculously expensive candy is this year! My mom suggested getting some glow sticks instead, which I thought was a great idea. The kids are already getting lots of candy, and these should still be glowing the next day. Michael’s has them on sale this week, too: a 50-pack of bracelets for $4.99, B1G1 1/2 off. 2. On that note, anyone know when trick or treating is happening within city limits this year? I know sometimes it varies by town or neighborhood. Couldn’t find much online about it.”

Kroger

  • From Lisa: “I looked 4 Starbucks coupons today too as Kroger has an awesome deal on both the K Cups and bags. These are in the Bourbonnais Store and are on select flavors (found in the coffee aisle not the clearance section). They are 3.99 which is an awesome deal by itself but if you buy 3 you save 3 so only 2.99. I had some $4/2 coupons (IP,s) that were posted on krazykroger so I paid .99 ea but was looking to buy more. If you have some IP’s now is the time to use them. I have no clue if you could find this in another location but they had quantity in Bourbonnais. They even had some on and end cap by the coffee right by the registrars.”

Mariano’s

  • DON says: “Organic cinnamon is a very good price as well” It is $2.00 for the 1.5 oz jar.

Meijer

  • A find from Liza: “I seen [Soda Stream] in clearance yesterday at the Meijers on 95 for 27.00″
  • Pam shares: “This ‘Happy Dance’ credit go’s to Jill Cataldo… Just wanted to let you know cuz I didn’t see it posted here…. Suave Shampoo & Conditioners, Lotions and Deodorant are on sale $1.39 WYB 5 ($1.50/1 in 9/28 RP) Free Suave Stylers and Treatments are on sale too $1.39 WYB 5 ($2.00/1 in 9/28RP) Free Purine Dog or puppy chow 4-4.4lb ($1/1 7/27 RP)or cat chow ($1/1 8/17RP ($3.99 WYB 4, stack w Target $5/2 9/21SS .49 cents ea Purine Begging party poppers dog treats $4.99 WYB 4 ($2/1 9/7SS) stack w Target $5/2 9/21SS .49 cents ea Wishing everyone a little ‘Happy Dance’ today ;)

Online deals

  • From me, on the Ninja blender: “Ooh, this is very similar to the one I have. It looks just slightly cosmetically different, and the number is different though the watts are the same. I absolutely LOVE this thing. It handles whatever I put in there. Smoothies were smooth, margaritas amazing, mojo marinade was super quick, and breadcrumbs easily from a rock solid baguette. The single serve cups are also very convenient. It is easy to clean but you have to be careful because it is incredibly sharp.”

Reader requests

  • Barb B asks: “Locking for the best price for contact lenses. Any recommendations?”
  • VB responds: “I order from walgreens.com. I always checkout retailmenot.com to check for codes. Occasionally a 25% off code is released so look up future ad scans to see if you should wait. I also use cash back sites to increase savings. They have a verification process but the longest I have had to wait was maybe 5-6 to get my contacts.”
  • One from Gale: “I have a dear Jewish friend that is celebrating her birthday this coming Sunday. She hinted that she wanted a new Afikoman Bag. I called several Judaica stores and find that they are closed to celebrate Sukkot until Sunday. Anyone know of a store that I can get one at?”
  • A question from Jay: “I’ve never heard of raise before or have used it. Sounds neat. Have you used it in the past without any trouble?” I have a few times with no problems.

Resale

  • Alicia shares: “VIllage Discount Outlet on Milwaukee near Western (and it looks like some of their related stores, too: villagediscountoutlet.com) has 1/2 off everything in the store October 25th and 26th. The store is HUGE and has really reasonable prices (cheaper than Goodwill, for sure). Most t-shirts were between $2-4, decent kitchen stuff priced around $4, etc.”

Target

  • From Shirley: “Here is what I did: 2 stayfree, 2 Tresemme keratin shampoo, 2 Tresemme keratin conditioner and 2 Tresemme keratin heated treatment. $4.99 x 2 + $4.09 x 2 (PM online price) + $4.99 x 2 + $6.99 x 2 = $42.12 – 2 x $1/1 IP for stayfree – 2 x $6.99 IP for Tresemme keratin heated treatment (It was available to print last month- buy shampoo & conditioner get heated treatment free) Paid $26.14, got back $25 in gift cards for a net cost of $1.14. If you have 3 x $5/2 Tresemme MQ, that is even better.” Although the coupons are limit two, so having three may not matter.

Reader deals 10/6/14

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.

Best Buy

  • Ann shares: “Recently bought 4 kitchen appliances at Best Buy to get the rewards. However because we moved to a home without appliances and Best Buy rep tried to “trick” computer each appliance was delivered a different day. Weeks apart. The fridge, after ordered, was in their backroom (without our name on it) and it was sold!!! (GE SLATE) Waited 6 weeks for a new one. Be careful.”

CVS

  • From liz: “At cvs..If you have a magic machine coupon expires today from a week or 2 ago.. $3.00 off 3 snack twisters which are 2.50 this week…Combine with cvs 1 off 2 store coupon get online..from their site…Combine with 1.50 off 3 Hershey coupon manu. And get 1.00 reward back…who hoo. 1.00 for 3 bags” I think you can only use one store coupon, so the CRT or the printable, but still a great deal at three bags for $2.00 if you have the CRT. Mine printed on Friday and is good through 10/10.

Food 4 Less

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “Just found out that Food4Less in Bolingbrook is shutting it’s doors on November 8th :( Reason being they are not making enough money. How that is even possible I’m not sure, as there is always a line at the registers.”

Jewel

  • From Krystle: “@ Jewel, Fleishmans Simply Homemade Cornbread is on sale for $2. Use the $1/1 mfg from the 9/14RP for $1 per box.”

Kroger

  • Heidi reports: “Kroger has [Seattle's Best] on sale now for $4.99. It might depend on what region you’re in though.”

Meijer

  • Ashley reports on the Dove Catalina/instant savings deal: “It is working beautifully at Meijer.”
  • She adds: “Also remember the [Dove Target printable] which you can use on the two you’re buying!”
  • She also shares: “Starting 10/12 Meijer cleaning products: Buy $5 get $1, Buy $10 get $3, Buy $15 get $5″

Reader requests

  • From maggie: “So is there any [Pledge floor care] in particular that you really like for your wooden floors? We are about to tear up our carpet and use the wood floor underneath so I’m not too familiar with this stuff… This is great timing but I’d like to see if there is one in particular you would recommend. Thank you!”
  • And letsshop asks: “I am looking for laminated floor cleaner &shine ,hope they have a good one ! anyone know for sure ?”

Target

  • Eun points out: “I have a $1 Pledge offer on checkout51 too.”
  • Krystle comments: “Ok consider this a cornbread post… 3 deals in all. 1st @ Target, buy Krusteaz Honey Cornbread $1.52 and use the $0.55 mfg from the 10/5SS and earn $0.75 back from Ibotta. So $0.22 per box but this deal gets better, there is a bonus $0.50 offer if you redeem this offer twice (so I guess FREE after ibotta bonus offer).”
  • And she shares: “Also @ Target All You magazine for $0.69 when you stack the $1/1 mfg printable on coupons.com and the $1/1 Target printable coupon.”

Ultra Foods

  • Another cornbread option from Krystle: “Lastly use the $3/2 Bobs Red Mill mfg @ Ultra for $1.39 per. I now have enough cornbread mix to last me through winter :)”

Reader deals 9/14/14

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.

Chicago Tribune

  • Nancy R comments: “Chicago Tribune – bumped up to $32.00 for 12 weeks (Wed/Thur/Fri/Sun). Called and cancelled as we don’t read enough of it to justify the cost. Finally the rep let me cancel and offered me “FREE” valu pack savings every Sunday, even after I cancel. Got the first value pack today delivered with my paper (My subscription ends next week). Got the Sun- time coupons in the valu pack = free coupons for canceling the tribune!”

Kroger

  • From Pam: “Mahatma rice is included in the Kroger buy 5, save $5. I think the price is $1.19, after discount, use the new $.50/1 coupon and pay $.69 for 2 lbs of rice!”

Meijer

  • Kerri shares: “I am loving the new set up of these rewards! Plus when you complete the reward, the same one shows up again!! (maybe a higher $ threshold, I’m not sure) that way if there is another health or beauty deal, you can use it again!!” Great to know!
  • And Melissa reports: “They do have an expiration date but I have found with the new mperks it is very generous. All of the ones I have earned this month don’t expire until 11/11/14.”

Reader requests

  • VB asks: “So in 2012 We bought our kids the Nabi tablets and purchased the warranties for them. Luckily we did since it looks like there is a flaw in the port connection that doesn’t allow them to charge without applying pressure. Anyway we are getting our money refunded (thank you warranty!) and I have decided to buy the kids an Ipad mini to replace the tablets. What we liked about the nabi’s is that they were very kid durable. Does anyone have recommendations on cases for ipad minis to make them more child proof?”
  • Kari O. responds: “Lifeproof. Expensive but worth every penny. My five year old and two year old haven’t destroyed or even scratched our iPad and it’s been 1.5 years. It’s even waterproof too. :)”
  • Shandelle is wondering: “Question for ladies. I finally found the $3.49 smaller packs of Tena restocked at my Target and got 8 tonight. Has anyone else used these for menstruation? I know they’re intended for incontinence but honestly would they work ok like normal pads? Just curious if anyone else has ever tried. This is my first time ever doing a free Tena deal so I don’t know anything about how well they’re made.”
  • Kari O.’s opinion: “It’s useable but definitely stiff and feels like you’re wearing a diaper. I donated all my mm tena to a worthy grandma.”

Sam’s Club

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “I went to the Sam’s open house and had the same experience as the first person that posted. Waited forever then most of the stuff they used to carry and the only reason I went was no longer being carried. The store was a mess. Thankfully there is Costco. Much better experience.

Target

  • Faith on Facebook found: ” At my Target (Central Indiana) Mead college-ruled composition books were marked down to nine cents. Plus, I had one of the $1.00 off any Mead coupons left, which came off, so 11 of them were free!
  • An idea from Ashley: “PM COD Ghosts to Amazon. In same transaction add a $1 reservation card and pay $2.69!

Friday freebies for your cards — Yogurt and Jell-O

jello

Here are your Friday freebies for your loyalty cards. First up on SavingStar, load 100% back when you buy one 3 oz box of Jell-O through 8/17/14. You can also load the healthy deal of the week, which is 20% back on cherries.

yoplait

And if you have a Kroger or Food 4 Less card today, you can load a free Yoplait yogurt today and redeem through 6/30.