Mariano’s deals week of 1/15/15 – 1/28/15

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the weeks of 1/15/15 – 1/28/15. I’m using the Wheaton, IL ad for these matchups.

Mariano’s tends to have a lot of unadvertised deals available in store — if you spot any unadvertised Mariano’s deals at your local store, please comment here!

Top Mariano’s deals

  • Limes from Mexico, 4/$1.00.
  • Simply Roundy’s organic frozen fruit bars, $2.50.
  • 16 oz Blue Diamond almonds, $7.00. Use $1.00/1 in the 11/23 SS.
  • Broccoli crowns from California, $.88/lb.
  • Organic red or green leaf lettuce from California, $1.48/lb.

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Reader Deals 1/14/15

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Aldi

  • Christine sent this on the Aldi deals of the week, “I found a Sistema soup mug at Aldi for $3.99.  It is on Amazon for $8.13. Great reviews.  I have been looking for a soup mug that does not leak.”

Coupons

  • Valentina comments on the post So Delicious coupon reset, “I redeemed both the coupon and $1.00 back Ibotta offer. Ibotta offer reset for me, so I got one more yogurt.”

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  • Tracy comments on Free Simple Federal Tax Filing, “If you get the h&r block cd on the mail, once you start installing it, but before you enter credit card info, “x” out and you will get an offer for $5 off.”

Fresh Thyme

  • Refarding Top Ten Deals at Fresh Thyme, Andi reports, “Fresh Thymes grass-fed beef – please note this is previously frozen! My mother was told this by the woman at the butcher counter when she purchased using a rain check. Neither she or I recall any notification of the sort. It comes to the store frozen and sold in the fresh counter in the standard packaging with foam tray and plastic wrap. Some may be okay with re-freezing beef, others may not. If the latter, you may wish to purchase only if planning to consume by the package date, or if cooking then freezing the cooked beef….”

Heads Up

  • Charlotte reports, “Sadly, the Dr Pepper 12 pack was a misprint according to the Downer’s Grove Ultra.”

Jewel

  • John comments on the Jewel deals of the week, “The $1.50 off 2 7-up 2 liters and Pringles coupon  has reset. Buy 2 7up 10 varieties (.79 each) and it’s like getting the pringles ($1.50) for free at Jewel.”
  • Mandi says, “I saw the glade wax melts warmer for 6.99 at Jewel. There is still a buy one warmer get free wax melts coupon on coupons.com. Also, Ibotta has $1 for the wax melts and $3 for the wax warmer, plus an extra $2 when you buy both. Works out to 1.99 for both :). There is also a $2/3 glade on checkout 51.”

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray sent some deals for double coupon Wednesday, “So Delicious yogurt cups are at Mariano’s for 3/$3.98 I believe. Regular price 1.99. I bought 2 and used IP for $1. off and got them for free. They also carry So Delicious half and half at 2.99 for 99¢ I may try that next Wednesday. The yogurt is super yummy (vanilla).Starkist Tuna is $1.00 (looked to be the every day price at Lake Zurich) I bought 2 and used the $1. off 2 IP and both were free. Philadelphia Cream Cheese is $1.50, I used the 50¢ off IP and got it for 50¢.I also noticed they carry the Beyond Meat items if that free coupon comes up, I just noticed mine expired.I usually get their organic Roundy brand milk for $4.99 and my produce to hit the $25. “

Meijer

  • Tricia reports, “The Meijer on 59 in Plainfield has a lot of great clearance, but hidden surprises in the boys department! If you see the price on the orange clearance sticker, it’s most likely not the right price. They are way LOWER than advertised, so make sure you price scan them all! Winter coats (good to hold on to til next year) are $9 and I got zip up sweater jackets for $4, long sleeve shirts for $3 and sweats for $2.50. They had nice fils jackets and jeans and alot of other good stuff! (I think this may be true in the girls department as well!)”
  • Janet adds, “I bought six pairs of gloves , three winter coats and a snowsuit (mixed sizes) for a total under $40 at Meiers. Clearance clothes have an additional 25 percent off.”

Reader Requests

  • Renee responds to a previous request, “Grizzly Jack’s Codes: (end January 31st) STAY (3) THREE NIGHTS: RECEIVE $75 OFF YOUR STAY &(3) EXTRA $30 ADVENTURE CARDS PER ROOM Enter Promo Code: Save 75. STAY (2) TWO NIGHTS: RECEIVE $50 OFF YOUR STAY &(2) EXTRA $30 ADVENTURE CARDS PER ROOM.Enter Promo Code: Save 50. STAY (1) ONE NIGHT:RECEIVE (1) EXTRA $30 ADVENTURE CARD PER ROOM Enter Promo Code: Save 1″
  • Mindy comments on a comment from yesterday, “My hairdresser told me that loreal is the same as whatever high end brand they use in her salon… good to know about Sally Hansen and opi!”
  • Connies adds to the thread, “@seachicago, elf is the same as a lot of MAC and MakeupForEver products too. And the Real Techniques Miracle sponge that’s $5 at Walgreens is made of the same stuff as the Beauty Blender at Sephora that’s $16. Another funny thing that really shows how much we pay in marketing rather than different product. Degree dry spray deodorant and Dove dry spray deodorant came out at the same time. The Dove is $6 a can. The Degree is $4 a can. The only difference? The Degree is marketed toward men rather than women. Sheesh!”

Target

  • From SoapboxTray, “Target (April and Harry): Mundelein Super Target if you have 5 coupons that are the same the register automatically doesn’t use the 5th or more. When this first was implemented I didn’t know and asked why at CS and they said the policy is 4 identical and the register will discard the identical ones past 4. You can mix and match with this deal and with adding in Ragu or Old El Paso items to get your 2 more items or use the $1./3 and get 11 pasta.”

The Children’s Place

  • Tracy says, “The Childrens Place in Old Orchard is also closing, but there are a ton of deals on the Childrens Place website now that  clearance is an additional 40% off.

Thornton’s

  • Elizabeth sent this deal for Thornton Rewards members, “Check your email: Flash Fuel Thursday @ Thorntons: SAVE 10 CENTS per gallon on 1/15. Also, Try Snickers Xtreme or Crispy M&M’s free when you buy any king size Snickers or M&M’s”

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Reader Deals 1/12/15

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Aldi

  • Susan says, “Aldi on Rte 53 in Lisle has their Little Salad Bar Guacamole (it’s 2-8 oz pouches) in the refrigerated section Clearance Price $0.49. The use/freeze by date is Jan 13. I bought 16 at 1 p.m. but their were plenty left. Forgot to say regular price is $2.49″

CVS

  • Jeanine sent this on the $.55/1 Kraft grated Parmesan, ” If you’re still holding on to your rain check from cvs (Black Friday week) this would work out to 44 cent Parmesan”

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  • Swimpg commented on Free simple federal tax filing option, “Free State & Federal if filing for individuals or families with a combined household income of $60,000 or less in 2014. Cannot start filing until January 16th. I used this site last year and the whole process went smoothly.

Kellogg’s Rewards

  • Amy says, “Not sure if this was mentioned before, but Kelloggs changed their coupons through their rewards program. There are now $1 off coupons to redeem for 850 points, instead of the $1.50 or $.75 off ones. Went to print some coupons to use at Ultra, now it will be an even better deal! If this was mentioned before, just a reminder i guess since I missed it!”

Mariano’s

  • Liz says, “i dont shop at marianos much but didnt want to drive all over today so decided to go there and not use any coupons to save time.  SMH..They had noosa yougurt for 1.50..now everywhere else sells it for 2.00 on sale up to 2.49 so this is a great price!!  use shopmium and they have an offer for 1.00 off 1 and 40% off 3.  If you have never tried it, its so good!  and worth the extra expense.”

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Online shopping

  • Outlander comments on Organic coconut milk $1.75 or less a can shipped, “I just got those in this months order, but I ordered another one for the next month too. It is a great deal.”
  • And Kari has this comment on Organic raw Chia seeds $8.64 a pound — or less!, “I ordered this last month for $7 after coupon and 15% s&s, but it arrived really beat up and with a hole. It was small, less than half inch, but those darn tiny seeds were EVERYWHERE. I contacted Amazon to ask for another bag and instead they refunded me. Now I’m scared to try them in the future. Some snowy moisture caused the seeds to sprout….. Yuck.”

Reader Deals

  • More on gardening from Pam, “Both my husband and myself do veggies (him) & flowers (me) by seed every year.  We purchased the plastic trays from green house megastore on-line a few years ago & are still reusing the little cells, trays & covers.  Seeds we get from burpee, park seed for flowers and my hubby gets his heirloom veggie seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds.  We typically start our seeds in February & March depending on the plant and works great!  My hubby has a small aquaponics set-up in the basement right now and we’ve been eating fresh organic lettuce for weeks now and are just getting green beans now too!”
  • Peaches adds,”If you want to know how to make your own seed starting mix, I would suggest that you visit the gardenweb forum.  They have a soil, compost and mulch forum that gives you directions on how to make your own mix.  They also have lots of other gardening forums over there that are worth visiting such as a tomato forum, organic gardening, vegetables and square foot gardening.  I visit the board myself when I want a question answered.  They are very helpful over there.  Here is a link to their soil forum.
  • Yvette asks, “Does anyone know if any stores have any good clearance sales on women’s winter coats? Kohls? Burlington Coat Factory?”

Sam’s Club

  • Sam’s Club in Gurnee is clearancing out their Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin 3 packs for $1.91! These are the large cans, but not monsterously huge ones. Grrreat price and to make it better the top cans were marked Best By March 2015, but the others February 2017!

Staples

  • Mandy sent this on Free shredding and $.01 paper at Staples, “Has anyone used their shredding?  Can you watch them shred, or do they ask you to trust them and just drop it off, or do you shred it yourself?

Target

  • Elizabeth on Facebook found $5/$25 select perishables
  • Raegan posted this deal on facebook, “I believe this chair is normally $25 at Target, right now it’s on sale for $19, and my cartwheel offered 20% off.”

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Mariano’s deals week of 1/2/15 – 1/14/15

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the weeks of 1/2/15 – 1/14/15. I’m using the Wheaton, IL ad for these matchups.

Mariano’s tends to have a lot of unadvertised deals available in store — if you spot any unadvertised Mariano’s deals at your local store, please comment here!

Top Mariano’s deals

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Mariano’s deals week of 12/26/14 – 1/1/15

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the weeks of 12/26/14 – 1/1/15. I’m using the Wheaton, IL ad for these matchups.

Mariano’s tends to have a lot of unadvertised deals available in store — if you spot any unadvertised Mariano’s deals at your local store, please comment here!

Top Mariano’s deals

  • Portobello mushrooms from PA, $1.99/lb.
  • Choice Black Angus bone-in NY Strip steak, $6.00/lb (limit four steaks).
  • Simply Potatoes hash browns, $2.00.
  • 18 ct Eggland’s Best eggs, $3.25. Use $.35/1 in the 11/2 SS. Just $2.55 on Double Daze.
  • Store made pub burgers, $3.88/lb.

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Reader Deals 12/16/14

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Amazon

  • focadima comments on the Noise Isolating Headphones Gold Box Deal, “We bought my teenage son these headphones 2 years ago for Christmas, he was initially disappointed that he did not get beats But once he started using them he LOVED them and even convinced a few friends to buy them as well!

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Heads Up

  • From Lisa, “Got my Gear XS “leggings” . I am certain a lot of you ordered this as it was blogged heavily. Decent item but I purchased several of them as my intention was to pair them with a top as a gift. Now I am out shopping for leggings as when they came the packing reads tights. Totally different mind set from a wearers stand point. Leggings you imagine as pants and could wear with a top. Tights you imagine something like a skirt going over  and more of a under garment. I personally felt that these were misrepresented and would not have ordered them had I known they were tights. Did Everyone else get tights too?”
  • Rachel comments, ‘I always thought of leggings as footless tights, unless they are like jeggings — these are actually thicker than some of the ones I have seen worn with tops?”
  • Lisa replies, “True, they are thicker than a lightweight pair of leggings. I bought a lined pair of leggings at Walmart and they are structured like pants and not tights. These have 2 seams  on the tush part that are very akin to thermal long underwear and are tube shaped as apposed to a pant shape. For tights, they are a decent deal. In my area they are available for about $5 a pair for similar quality so worth the money. If I were buying them for the purpose as they are labeled “tights”, all would have been good. However they probably would not have sold so many (especially to me) if they were accurately described and not represented as something they are not.”
  • From feelgood, “Hollister has all jeans and pants on sale for $20 today only, with free shipping at $25.”
  • Sharisse commented on the Buffalo Wild Wings deal: “I did this last year & never received anything back. :(“
  • Caroline sent this:

BARGAINS IN A BOX BIGGEST TENT SALE EVER!

WHEN:

Friday, December 19: 10 am-8 pm

Saturday, December 20: 10 am-8 pm

Sunday, December 21: 10 am-6 pm

Monday, December 22: 10 am-8 pm

Tuesday, December 23: 10 am-8 pm

WHERE:

1810 N. 5th Ave. River Grove, IL (This location only!)

Jewel

  • Michelle found some deals today, “Just got home from Jewel at Geneva Road and Main Street y(Wheaton) and they have the hormel pork loin back ribs for $1.99/lb most packs were $5!! They have quite a few of these. They also have some hamburger patties on sale $4 for 4 patties.”

Meijer

  • Feelgood sent this comment about a Meijer policy, “Looks like you can buy something today at a higher price, then get the difference back after the item goes on sale in an upcoming weekly ad.”

Reader Requests

  • Rachel sent this for Nancy: Meijer is doing Santa Bucks Wed and Thurs this week, and they’re already available to load in mPerks.
  • Allison sent a suggestion for the kitty litter question from yesterday, “Joanne- I recommend Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light. I use this for my cat with sensitive skin and it doesn’t bother him at all. I use the fragrance free variety and it is dust free and does a good job of keeping the box smelling fresh. Jewel and Meijer carry it and it goes on sale pretty often.”
  • Sabrina also has some suggestions, “Dustless cat litter-we use the Breeze litter box system for our two cats. It uses pellets and also absorbent pads at the same time. Not only is it way cleaner than traditional litter, the cost also ends up being less for us weekly. But the initial cost was higher than a regular box.”
  • –and about the groupon goods, “For the groupon goods I too ordered four things from them. The shipping did take way longer than I anticipated, but I finally received the fourth and final order today. My orders were placed before thanksgiving.”
  • Lisa Maria has a question, “Hi! Any deals when you renew your Sam’s club membership?”

Restaurant.com two day code, $25 for $4.25

  • Feelgood sent some suggestions for Letsshop on the Restaurant.com two day code, “there are a few restaurants in your area that don’t require you to spend double the certificate amount. Examples: Broadway Pancake House in Brookfield, $5 certificate for a $7.50 minimum purchase, or $10 certificate for a $15 minimum purchase. Grand Tavern in Brookfield, $10 certificate for a $15 minimum purchase. Andreas in Forest Park, $5 certificate for a $7.50 minimum purchase.”

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Target

  • Jessica on Facebook, found Just Dance 2015 is on sale for $25.00, shipped, for multiple platforms.
  • Vicki adds, “I found ToysRUs has the xbox 360 version on their website for $19.99. Target price matched for me on Sunday even though theirs was on sale for $25 in store. Plus used my red card for extra 5% off!”
  • Debbie sends a comment on the Target Free With Coupons, “Our Champaign Target had the Clorox wipes at $.92 and not the $.48.  I have more trouble with them than any other store when you mention deals in the Chicago area and then we don’t get them here always.”
  • Kay replies, “I have noticed some Target stores here (Western Suburbs) have them priced at $.92 and other stores have them for $.48. Prices are pretty inconsistent even with stores relatively close to each other.”

Walgreens

Reader Deals 12/11/14

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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

  • Susan has a comment onthe Spa Finder Gift Card Promo, “Costco has 2 $50 cards for $79.99
  • Brandy says, “Finally took advantage of the 20% off gift cards (Amazon and others) at Thornton’s. The one on 63rd in Woodridge had at least 10 Amazon cards on the display. I bought one… deal says 1 per customer even though I know others have purchased more. Also signed up for a rewards gas card and got $.10 off per gallon (for 3 months apparently), so paid $2.49/gal!! Thanks.”

Heads Up!

  • Lynn sent a comment,” I may be the last one to know this, but  I discovered today that some Amazon Lightening Deals also have other promotions that compute on the PRE-DEAL (regular Amazon) price.  As an example, I bought a men’s jacket normally $78 on lightening deal for $24.99.  I noticed on the item description page that there was a 30% off promotion when you entered a code at checkout.  I entered that code at checkout and it took off another $23.40 (30% of $78).  The net cost was $1.59 shipped.  I thought they might cancel my order, but it has shipped and my card charged $1.59. I’ve tried this on several other items and the math works the same way, although typically the discount is not quite so dramatic.”
  • Rebecca, “Not sure if this has been noted yet, but the Stride Rite store at Oak Brook Mall is closing in 2 weeks. All inventory is 70% off, even off of already reduced prices. It’s a bit of a jumble but the employees are super helpful. For $95, I scored 10 pairs of shoes, including KEEN, MERRILL, and SAUCONY that retail for $60+. There is a HUGE amount of infant/toddler sizes, a lot of boots. The boys’ section had mostly larger (kid 1-4) sizes but some 9-10-12 toddler too.”
  • Julie has some comments on the Crayola deal at Target, “FYI – the BOGO 50% mix and match is a mess with Crayola.  The print ads and in store signage do not include Crayola, but the online site does.  The prices online for the 1 or 2 items I was interested in were higher than in store, but out of stock online.  I tried working it out at customer service, but the gal working the desk yesterday dais that Crayola must have been a separate BOGO sale.  If you go to the BOGO sale on target.com however, it shows all the Crayola items in with the Nerf, Barbie, etc.  I printed out the page with the item I’m looking for mixed and matches with all the other brands and will see if it works.  If so, Crayola also has a 30% off cartwheel to make things even better.”

Legos

  • Maria has a tip on finding Lego storage, “For those who thrift, I’ve seen these at Goodwill a few times. Usually priced between $4.99-$14.99, depending on the condition and which location. I got a pair for $4.99 each and they were perfect. So, if you’re patient – keep your eyes peeled. ;)
  • Julie also a suggestion where to find storage, “Menards had a 10 drawer one that looks identical to the right half of the one pictured above for $20 on Black Friday weekend.  If interested, you might check your local Menards for a cheaper option if they have any left.”
  • Another source from Elizabeth, “i have seen similar ones at Joann’s fabrics as well.”
  • From Meg, “These come up on Amazon Lightning Deals for around $25 and I have gotten the one that is half the size at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon.  That being said, I would recommend not wasting your money.  The drawers do not stay in the guides and you end up with a stack of drawers on the floor.  We use ours for craft and art supply storage and I’m constantly swearing at it.”
  • From Bob, “they have them on sale at menards also”
  • Kathryn comments, “I didn’t have good luck with these…the drawers come out too easily and don’t stay even.”
  • San reports, “That’s sooo expensive and not the greatest quality. Every year I see a fellow teacher throw hers out.
  • On the Lego Minecraft Enderdragon, Julie says “Toys R US usually does a B1G1 50% a week or 2 before christmas. I’m holing out and hoping they will this year as well.”

Mariano’s

  • Don has some Mariano’s Deals, “Shorewood store has several specials, specific to their store. They have coupon books in store with $5/$50 limit 1 and same book has Perdue s/b breast $1.68 so $1.50/lb after spending 50 with coupon. My 1st stop in store was to show the front desk manager a print of their ad showing the milk and asked if he will honor the $3.50 for a full gallon and he said absolutely, when cashier asked I advised her of that and had no problems. BTW, I had the produce guy bring out more potebello mushrooms and they were really really nice and fresh…. the c/s at this store is top notch…..”

Meijer

  • Janelle sent this deal, “Meijer is having a fantastic sale on fine jewelry (12/10 & 12/11) for 2 days only. Everything is 70% off with another 10% taken off at the register. Add the Santa Bucks on top of that and you can score some amazing jewelry very cheap. I purchased a $200 necklace for $44 last night. :) Today is the last day.”
  • Maria comments on the Free Colgate Toothbrush, “Last night stopped at the Niles store and no toothbrushes.  Went to Customer Service hoping to get a raincheck and they told me to go pick out a Meijer toothbrush as a substitute.

Reader Requests

  • Letsshop asks, “What does Boursin cheese taste like? or similar to ?”
  • Kelly answers, “On the Borsin garlic and herb cheese, if I remember correctly, it’s similar to a whipped Philadelphia garlic and herb cream cheese.”
  • Bridget is looking for the coupon, “Where is the $1.50 coupon for boursin cheese located?  Thank you”
  • Rachel sends the link to the Boursin coupon, use ZIP 02134

Strack & Van Til

  • Melissa found a coupon to go with the Strack Van Til deal, “there is a $1 back offer on checkout51 for wild harvest hummus. The 13.4oz jars are ,99 cents at stracks this week. Free hummus!

Mariano’s deals weeks of 12/11/14 – 12/24/14

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the weeks of 12/11/14 – 12/24/14. I’m using the Wheaton, IL ad for these matchups.

Mariano’s tends to have a lot of unadvertised deals available in store — if you spot any unadvertised Mariano’s deals at your local store, please comment here!

Top Mariano’s deals

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

Reader Deals 12/10/14

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

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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.

Carson’s

  • TracyS reports on the Carsons Huge Storewide Sale, “Check your ad in today’s paper for a coupon good for an extra 30%off on yellow and  black dot items. I got a Kasper dress for $17.50 and a rm Richards dress for $23.09″
  • Diane has a question on the Conforters and sheet sets sale, “I have been looking at that red comforter with the white snowflakes for the past month and trying to decide if it is cute or gaudy.  I think I need to check it out in person – does anyone know if it is in the stores?  Anyone know how it looks live?”

Coupons

  • Don found some coupons, “In today’s Trib ,with the ads, I received a Mariano coupon book with a $5/$50 and other coupons including a Perdue S/B Breast $1.68/pound…. combo that with the 5/50 and it is time to stock up on decent brand chicken…”

Heads Up

  • From Seachicago, “Something to be aware of, if you’re traveling and put a “vacation hold” on your newspapers: the Chicago Tribune rep told me that they will no longer issue you a credit/subscription extension on a hold less than 30 days (since 2011, he claimed, although it was certainly news to me).  This seemed pretty outrageous to me, particularly if you have multiple subscriptions; that can really add up to quite a few dollars.  I pushed back (politely), and refused to back down (politely) until he agreed to extend my subscriptions.  My next step was simply going to be to cancel my subscriptions, but I didn’t need to go that far. Just something to know, and be prepared to speak up!”

Marianos

  • Kelly sent some deals, “A couple of things at Mariano’s:  Boursin cheese spread is on sale for $3.99.  Use the $1.50 off one coupon (does not double on double daze) and get it for $2.49.  Then get $1 back from Checkout 51 for $1.49 cheese.  Boursin is also on double deal on Checkout 51 so you can get two for that price (if you have 2 coupons).  MinuteMaid juice boxes are regularly priced $3.19.  Use the $1 q on double daze and get them for $1.19.  Starbucks K-cups (10ct.) are on sale for $7.  Use the $1.50/1 q (does not double) to get it for $5.50 (55 cents/cup).  And Driscoll raspberries and blackberries are on sale for $2.50.  Every time I go on double daze, I tell them that the coupon says do not double.  And every time they tell me that the system automatically does it.  So if they’re not concerned about it, then I’m not.  So you can get those berries for 50 cents on double daze.”

Reader Requests

  • Heather has a request, “Hey does anyone know of a good deal on wreaths I would like to put one on my dads and grandma grave this year before Christmas. thanks in advance”
  • Laura has a comment on buying a car, “The last week in Dec is a good time to buy a car.  Car dealers sense when you are in a rush or really need a car.  Enterprise usually has some good deals on car rentals – 150 for a week or $600 for a month.  Book on on-line – don’t call.  You don’t want to rush so it might be worth the extra rental time. If you are financing make sure you run the numbers for a new car and used.  You pay a higher rate for a used car and the end result might be the same or cheaper for a new one.   It’s a huge risk to buy used if you can’t do the repairs yourself. Edmunds.com has fair prices which shows you what other people are paying for the car in your area.  It’s a very useful tool but make sure you check for new incentives (they list them on their site) because your price out the door might even be cheaper.”
  • Maggie sent in an idea for where to donate any Jewel cookware coupons, “The Stars Family Services are actually building a second home for this purpose (first home for adult men has been functioning very successful for several years now) and need to outfit a kitchen! So any extra Jewel stamps would be very welcome! Please send them to PO Box 1388, Wheaton IL 60187. Thank you so much!!!”
  • Lori is looking for some almond meal, “Anyone knows of deals on almond meal?  I am kicking myself for forgetting the Tony’s deal at $6.99 last week.  I cannot buy trader joes because it is manufactured/facility with wheat.  Thank you!”
  • Seachicago has an idea for Lori, “If you have a sturdy food processor, you might try making your own almond flour: but the almonds in bulk, and then just grind them til they’re the consistency you want (but before they release all their oil and turn into almond butter!).  Might be worth a shot, especially if there are food allergy concerns and your kitchen is already wheat-free.”
  • Connie has another suggestion, “Lori, I usually buy the Bob’s Red Mill from Amazon. I get it for the subscribe and save price of $26.08 for a set of 4 bags so it runs about $6.50 a bag if you need some right now, Big Lots usually has the BRM bags for a little under $10.You can make your own as seachicago mentioned, but I find the grind size doesn’t get down small enough to make good flour.”
  • Jennifer has a question, “Has anyone received their rebate for Palmolive dish detergent from a few months ago?”
  • Katy has a request, “Does anylne know of places that you can order pre assembled meals for freezing. I know there is dinnersby design but was looking for  other choices.  I just had my daughter 2 weeks earlier then planned so I didn’t have time to make my own meals.ty”
  • Stacey has some ideas for Katy, “Katy, first of all, congrats on the birth of your daughter! For ease/logistics as a tired momma, I would just use Peapod to order groceries. My easy go-to meals: 1. sloppy joes (meat, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, onions and celery, if on-hand) 2. Tuna Salad, 3. BLTs, 4. Grilled Cheese and soup, 5. Mac and Cheese, 6. Spaghetti/some other pasta shape, 7. Chicken!!  A million different dishes. Google chicken+ whatever ingredients you have on hand and you’ll get a wealth of ideas, or use these websites:  allrecipes or foodnetwork or food.com. My boys like olive oil and Italian seasoning on their chicken, just baked. They also like our “Mexican Feast Night”–we use flour tortillas (always in the frig for us!) w/chix cut into strips w/Lawry’s Chicken Fajita seasoning and some onions (and refried beans and shredded cheese.) Sometimes we cook taco meat, but most of the time they’re happier w/just the fajitas. Yum! Stock up on some family-sized Stouffers frozen meals-their lasagna is fair, the meatloaf is actually pretty good, and once in a while their enchiladas hit the spot. Also, omelettes aren’t just for breakfast :)”
  • Another suggestion for Katy from Connie, “Torch Cookery in Lisle does that if you want a local place. Schwan’s (www.schwans.com) is another place that delivers preassembled meals that are frozen. Artizone.com also offers some meals already predone as well and their delivery is pretty reasonable.”
  • Shirley adds, “Congratulations on your newborn. Schwan is very expensive in my opinion. I do not know where you live. Dinner by Design has a store in Downers Grove and other locations. https://dinnerbydesignkitchen.com/index.aspx  You can have a friend or family member assemble the meals for you or have Dinner by Design assemble and deliver to you. I personally have not used this company so I cannot give you feedback.”
  • Letsshop has a suggestion for anyone looking for a deal on craisins, “I remember Crasins being the cheapest at Sams club 3 pounds or 48 oz. same weight ,been a while so you  check price ! Especially if you could used that much .”

Target

  • rifat found another coupon to use on the Starbucks deal this week at Target, “Starbucks has a better coupon on their ‘origin’ site. The old one was $2.00 for “Origin coffee only”. The newer version is $2.00 for any bag. Did the deal using 3 of the newer version, worked fine.” (note this coupon prints as limit one per person.)

Reader Deals 12/3/14

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Amazon

  • Lynn sent over this deal, “There is a pretty good deal on Kashi Organic Promise Cereal on Amazon right now.  With the 25% off coupon and 15% S&S tier, 4 boxes of the Autumn Wheat (kind of like mini-wheats) is $7.80.  $1.95/box is not bad for organic cereal delivered to your door!  Several flavors at similar savings, give or take a few pennies.”

Body Shop

  • Christina sent this note about the half price body shop deal, “I used a Groupon over the weekend and was disappointed to find out that The Body Shop no longer allows you to combine a Groupon with either their sales or their card member discount.  Not as good of a deal as it used to be.

Cyber Monday

  • Paula sent this on the Harry and David Cyber Monday deal, “Check your catalogs-just found (2) free shipping codes in the catalog in my mailbox-ordered some holiday gifts for two grandparents with them!!

Free with Coupons

  • Kitty send this comment for a Free with Coupons deal, “Northfield Target had Clorox wipes on clearance for 48c.  Saw them on Wed. 12/3.”

Ibotta

  • Sarah found an Ibotta coupon, “Ibotta has $1 back on Land o lakes butter. You can price match there with ultra at 2.28 and pay 1.28 after cash back!”

Jewel

  • Jane found some coupons for a deal at Jewel this week, “I found some new coupons to print from Jewels site. $1/2 EE frozen pie crusts, $1.50/2 EE baking chips. Plus there is still the Arctic Shores shrimp one along with the specialty meats coupon.”

Lia Sophia

  • Maureen sent this, “As part of their going out of business sale, Lia Sophia outlet is having a 70% off sale at https://www.shopliasophia.com. Enter code THANKYOU at check out and save an additional 15%. Current catalog pieces are 50% off, but must be ordered through a Lia Sophia consultant.”

My Coke Rewards

  • Matt commented on the Holiday Rewards, “It’s kind of confusing what they are doing with the holiday rewards. They want people to attach a Twitter account to My Coke Rewards Beta and tweet things to unlock rewards. They have most of the same rewards as last year, but you have to jump through hoops to get the rewards. “

Restaurant & Retail Bonus Gift Cards

  • Lori sent this comment about the restaurant holiday bonus gift card deal, “Papa Johns has a deal that for every 25.00 giftcard you purchase you get a coupon for a free pizza.  Free pizza coupon must be used by 1/25/2015.”
  • Brandy has another deal on the same thread, “Don’t forget discount cards at Costco. I bought my parents PF Changs $100 in gc for $79.99. I would rather have the up-front cash off than a bonus at the end! :) Also, Mago (my fave restaurant in the ‘burbs you guys! Multiple locations!!) has $25 gc when you buy $100 in gc. I can’t say enough great things about the place.”
  • One more from K, “Massage Envy is offering a free massage or facial when you purchase $150 in gift cards or a new membership. Valid only at Oswego, Geneva Commons, Naperville North (behind Portillos), and Darien/ Downers Grove. Gift cards can be used to tip also. Valid through December 24th or until vouchers run out.”

Reader Requests

  • Fran sent this question, “Would you by chance know, or can you post this is in the Reader Requests….when is the 1800Baskets.com Warehouse Sale? It’s in Melrose Park, and it’s always right after Thanksgiving. I’m hoping it’s next weekend and not last weekend. Thanks!”
  • Diane has a question and an answer for Patty, “Patty – I also have been waiting for the Walmart $5 GC from the Palmolive promotion. I did get a response back which said that that there were only a limited number of GC’s avaulable & they had all been sent out.  Needless to say, I will not be quick to participate in any of their future offers.  Did anyone else receive theirs?”
  • Patty responds, “Thanks Diane. I think I’ll send them an email stating my dissatisfaction with their promotions.  It’s not worth my time if they don’t have enough gift cards. Ttheir selection of coupons has been abysmal lately anyway.  Definitely not worth the $5 I spent on the subscription.”
  • Letsshop commented on the energizer questions (and more!), “Got one Energizer ecard today ,also half &half $1.25 qt on sale  Mariano’s untill 12/10 Thanks for tip got mine today out in Countryside area (: Also Jingle bucks $20 off $30 I think  she made a mistake ! Thats really good for Walgreens hard to believe ): “

Target

  • Peaches sent this, “I just got an email today that Target has a cartwheel now for 10% off electronics.  It expires tomorrow 12/3.”  (Today!)
  • For anyone still going out tonight to Target (open until 11pm), the 10% cartwheel is also good on clearance items. I saw lots of laptops on clearance at 2 stores. Use your Redcard for another 5%. Some good deals! – K