Mariano’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

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Mariano’s is having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 4/19! Here’s the info for Wheaton, 8-9AM:

Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt throughout the Mariano’s store. Children will be divided in to the following age groups 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to each age group! Free donuts for Mom and Dad!

Check Store Events in the left hand menu at Marianos.com to find details for your own local store.

Reader deals 4/16/14

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.

AAA

  • Megan posts in Hot Deals: “I think it’s worth it – we use it on hotel deals (it’s almost always cheaper than any other price for a hotel) and towing/jumpstarting cars.”
  • And jen likes it too: “I have been a member of AAA for 5 years. Not only is it great to have for cars when they go out of warranty but there are great store and travel discounts as well.”
  • As does theresa: “AAA membership and can use the service even if a passenger in someone else’s car. Nice added teenager on and then if car issue can always call. Love the discounts at hotels and really have not used the restaurant discounts. Also like the free maps and books. I like them in my hand sometimes not just in electronics”
  • But jennyh shares: “BEWARE AAA! I was a member for over 5 years. The one time i needed a tow it was -10 degrees at 8 oclock at night (on randall road just north of St. charles). It was really really cold and my husband had a flat. I thought, “Finally! I get to use AAA for what we bought the membership for!” We called the number on the back of the card only to recieve an automated message that “because of a high volume of calls they are unable to take any service calls. Sorry.” And. Click. Left us in the lurch with very little phone battery in the cold (this was a few years ago and we didn’t have smartphones to find a tow company on our phone). I will never be a member again after that. Like theresa says, “if there is a car issue you can always call” …. but don’t expect to get help. Also I have heard from others that their pool of tow trucks from companies they dispatch from are terribly slow. A person I know has spent hours waiting for a tow on the expressway (and not because of traffic back ups either).”
  • Nora says: “I’ve had AAA for nearly 30 years and wouldn’t live without it. That being said, they ARE terribly slow during blizzards and frigid weather (below zero) for obvious reasons – they get thousands of calls from people with dead batteries (and can’t possibly get to everyone within 15 or 20 minutes). Admittedly, that sucks, but it’s also fairly unusual. Most of the time, their response time is great and the providers they use are extremely professional.”
  • An alernative from Artie: “You can add road service to almost all car insurance policies at a fraction of the cost of AAA. I pay about $5.00 every 6 months for it on my GEICO policy. I used them once last year for a dead battery. They estimated the time to come out at 1 hour. 1 hour later they arrived and jumped my battery.”

Amazon

  • An endorsement from Caroline: “If any of your readers are wondering about the quality I’ll say that the scarves thst you have posted and I have ordered are of very nice quality and have been happy with every one of them.”

Eurofresh

  • Francesca found: “Eurofresh has farmland bacon for $2.99 if you saved your internet printables I think NLA”

Jo-Ann

  • From Julie in Hot Deals: “FYI – the JoAnn Fabric store in Bourbonnais has Easter baskets, eggs and other decor at 60% off. :-)”

Meijer

  • From Ashley: “Also through today only Greenworks All Purpose Cleaner is $0.50 each with the $1/1 peelies on the bottles, the $1/each mperks store coupon, and price cut”

Mariano’s

  • Soapboxtray shares: “I used some older IPs that I am not sure are still around, but if you have them or they still are: Hawaiian Punch Aloha $2.39 and used $1. IP Double Daze for 39¢ drink. Minute Maid Boxes 10 pack 100% Juice $3.19 used $1. IP Double Daze for $1.19 juice boxes. Farmland Bacon Apple Smoked is price cut $2.99 (just that variety) used $1. IP Double Daze for 99¢ bacon. De Waffelbakkers Mini buttermilk pancakes $3.29 used $1. IP for $1.29 pancakes.”
  • She adds: “PS. I also noticed they had bags of the Farmland cubed ham for 3.99 regular price. Bacon other varieties is $4.99.”

Menards

  • Liza found: “At menards they have clorox 2 laundry soap for 2/3 and it is q out there for 2 off which makes them free and oxi clean laundry soap a dollar which makes them free with q”
  • Jane wonders: “which menards? is it just a closeout or they may have them at others you think?”

Reader requests

  • From Kristin on Facebook: “Can someone help me? I just got a Costco membership. They run instant savings on a handful of items for the month. If there it states a quantity limit, is that a per membership or per transaction? Thanks!”
  • Laura is wondering: “I was driving by the closed down Dominicks in Merrionette Park tonight and saw a sign that told the Merrionette Park shoppers to get ready for the Jewel opening soon. Does anyone have any information on if they are going to close the Alsip store, or are they just adding another store to the mix?”

Sears

  • Something to check for, from Matt: “Sears sent me a free apparel coupon today for the Sears Outlet store. Did anyone else get one?”

Target

  • Shandelle shares: “Also for anyone still doubting Target because of their issue last year… I never noticed any fraudulent charges on my account. Like 6 months later, PNC decided to issue me a new card out of nowhere. I monitored my account closely and never saw anything unauthorized. Target also offered credit monitoring to Red Card holders, as well.. I accepted. I have had no problems at all to date. I just save lots and lots of money. :)”
  • Jane reports: “I went to Target this morning and they still had signs up for the $3.49 Starbucks, had a few dark roasts, yet scanning at $12.99. I would have bought them to use towards my $50 but they were out of most of my list. I’m going back Friday, but assume the signs for the coffee will be down by then.” Signs were not up at Hillside and the coffee they had scanned at $12.99.
  • A tip from Amy: “You can also go to cartwheel.target.com on the web – I have done that many times when the app refuses to load at the register (which is often).”
  • And one from Samantha if you have trouble loading the app: “Maureen, Cartwheel has a Widget you can add to your home screen. As long as your offers are loaded, it’ll work fine. I’ve long since given up being able to load the actual app in the store!”
  • Maureen shares: “If you purchase Disney gift cards with your Target red card you save 5% on each card (and if you have a RxRewards you’ll get another 5%). We’ve got a summer trip planned so each time I’m in Target I throw one or two $50 gift cards in my cart since they’re right at checkout (make sure the card says “Shop, Dine, Stay, Play”). The cards can be used to pay for Disney hotels, park tickets, Disney Cruise Line, pretty much anything Disney vacation related. 5% doesn’t sound like much, the savings is only $2.50 per $50 card, but for us, we should save enough to pay for an airline ticket. Plus, it’s great for our budget to pay off the trip a few hundred dollars at a time.”

Mariano’s deals week of 4/10/14 – 4/23/14

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the two week ad running 4/10/14 – 4/23/14. 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

  • Eggland’s Best dozen eggs, $2.00. Use $.35/1 in the 2/2 SS.
  • Simply Potatoes shredded, $2.00. Print $.75/1 here. $.50 on Double Daze after coupon!
  • 3 lb tub BelGioioso ricotta, $4.00.
  • Eggo, $2.00. Use $.75/2 in the 4/6 RP to get them for $1.25 each on Double Daze.
  • Chicken of the sea solid white tuna, $1.00. Use $.55/2 in the 3/9 SS to get them for $.45 each on Double Daze.
  • Crest 4.6 oz toothpaste, $1.00. Use $.50/1 or $1.00/2 in the 3/30 PG to get it free on Double Daze.
  • Green beans, $.89/lb.

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

Reader deals 4/6/14

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

  • Outlander comments: “I just saw that movie based on that book Austenland. I love anything Jane Austen, and that movie is very cute!”
  • A warning from Tamara: “I got this [helicopter] for my niece and another girl for Christmas last year and thought it would be so cool. It worked well for about 10 minutes and then would never charge back up again! According to the reviews, sometimes counterfeits are sold and I think that’s what I had gotten. :(“

CVS

  • Krystle shares a scenario and a find: “If you do happen to find the Venus blue razor and have the $3/10 razors, shaving cream etc CRT. Your deal should look like this, 1 Venus(7.49) I edge shave (3.49) = $10.98 minus the $3/10 CRT, $4 Venus mfg. Pay $3.98(before tax), earn a $5 ECB and a $2 ECB for the edge shave gel, ends up $3.02 MM(before tax). Also check your stores for clearanced Allegra Itch cream, original price $7.99 on clearance for $1.99. But totally FREE after $2/1 mfg printable from Allegra’s website. Found 2 @ the CVS on North Ave in Lombard. Sorry I bought what they had left, but make sure to price check as they were not marked on clearance at my store.”

Jewel

  • Chris shares: “Finally got around to getting my Lavazza coffee – found it at the Jewel (used to be Dominicks) in Homer Glen for $6.99. Used the $2 from3/30S got the Checkout 51 $2.50 and the Shopmium $1.50 so $.99 coffee.”

Mariano’s

  • Beth reports: “Vernon Hills Mariano’s has gallon-sized Roundy’s organic milk on sale for $4.50 through April 11 (regular price is $4.99). I also noticed several items marked with ‘new, lower price,’ though the only thing I remember is the 6-pack 12-oz Gatorade. It’s now $3.49 (used to be $3.79).”

Sam’s Club

  • Francesca on Facebook found: “Large Nutella jars $3 at Sams Club in Tinley”

Target

  • Maureen confirms: “Not sure it this was already clarified, but the Bare Naked Granola that is 50% on Cartwheel does work with the Checkout 51 offer.” It is in their picture, so that is nice!

Ultra Foods

  • From lori: “Ultra in Kankakee has Sara Lee snack cakes 3/5.00, there is a 1.00 coupon in 2/23/ SS”
  • On that Sara Lee coupon, Jane says: “I got it in my Tribune and my local paper that week. I am in Kankakee though….is that why I got it in my Trib? I see the coupon, I just didn’t see the sale in the flier on the Sara Lees for 3/$5!”

Reader deals 4/3/14

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.

Deal of day

  • Samantha comments: “Make a Messterpiece is on living social -2 for $15 -I bought 2 vouchers (I have 2 kids) and it took $4.50 off -so better than group on where it only comes off one deal -it came off the total transaction!”

Discount Tire

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “Got a flat tire the other day and took my tire into Discount Tire. I didn’t know until after they had patched the tire and put it back on my car for me that the service is complimentary! Doesn’t matter if you purchased tires from them or not.”

Jewel

  • A find from Ashley: “The Schaumburg Jewel store has hundreds of bottles of alcohol on clearance for $4 each. Although the sign says wine, there’s others included too. Be sure to look for rebates and coupons in store, many of them have escalating rebates or coupons for money off another product when you buy that bottle.”
  • Liz found: “Jewel in Oak Forest has LaVazza. It was 6.89 last week, there was a $2IP and then the checkout51 and shopmium rebates.”
  • Katie found: “On sale for 3 for $5.  most bags at my store had $0.50 peelies on them!  $117/bag.  not bad :)”
    wise jewel

Jerry’s

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “I’ve been going to Jerry’ s Fruit Market for over 30 years and they do indeed change their prices on a whim. Strawberries were advertised at $1.50 then they dropped the price to .69 cents. Tomorrow’s sale says .69 cents. You just never know when the owner whom I know wants to do something special and drop the price. He gets a kick out of it.”

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray found: “The Aloha Morning Hawaiian Punch $2.39 use the $1. IP on Double Daze and 39¢ bottle. Waflebakkers pancakes are $3.29 and all the raving from the readers is valid, Mr. 11 and I tried the mini’s this morning and I am a big one for making pancakes from scratch/bulk and freezing, but these little guys were delicious! Use the IP on Double Daze for $1.29 a bag pancakes!”

Meijer

  • From elizabeth: “There is a $1 rebate available on Smuckers through the Shopmuim app.”
  • Ashley spotted: “Meijer brand trial travel cotton products are 10/$10 and 11th free, there’s an mperk for $0.25/each”
  • Jennifer posts on Facebook: “mperks: free box of velveeta shells and cheese or velveeta rotini and cheese dinners 9.4 oz-12 oz. good until tomorrow”

Old Navy

  • From Susan on Facebook: “Old Navy is offering 30% off everything plus a free tote bag thru April 9th if you use your Old Navy card. If you don’t have a card and want to sign up it is 40% off.”

Online deals

  • Susan on Facebook shares: “I like Bealls (a Kohls type store in Florida) and I received a ‘mystery” online code for Bealls.com. 30% off with code WAVE”

SavingStar

  • On the previous Friday Reese’s egg freebie, Tamara, Theresa, and Brian report that SavingStar has sent emails saying that they have given people full credit for the purchase amount and that the error was that the price was reported as 50% off rather than B1G1.

Schnucks

  • From ellen: “.50 back on savingstar wyb 2 potatoes”

Target

  • A find from lisa: “Look for clearance L’Oreal Hair color at Target. I picked up 2 boxes today @ 4.48 – used (2) $2.00 coupons and got a $5.00 gift card. Out the door with tax considering all discounts, it was under .50 for both.”
  • From Sue: “If you use the Jingit app, there is a $1/4 reward on 4 2L’s of TEN soda, and one for $1/1 TEN 12 pack, good at Target. There is also a free (to $4.99) rebate out on the 12 pack soda, good thru 04/15/14. Found the tear pad form at my grocery store.”
  • Something to check for from Kaitlyn: “Walmart milk has had a peelie on it for 1.00 off any Kellogg’s cerealthe past couple weeks. I’ve been saving mine up for a good deal and using them at target makes for 2 boxes of cereal for 1.04!”
  • Krystle says: “Check to see if you also have an offer for $1 back on Quilted Northern TP [on Checkout51]. Then go to Target this week buy 2 X 30 packs of Quilted Northern, after Cartwheel (15% off), TQ’s (.50 printable, $1 mobile), 2X $1.50 MFGS (also from Target website), $10 gift card, and $1 back from Checkout 51. You will end up paying $0.17 per double roll or about $0.08 per single roll.”
  • A heads up from anne on the Checkout51 offer: “I think the variety of Bear Naked 50% off on CW is for a bag that is not quite 12 oz…nor is the only coupon out there on KFR for $1/1…..of course :( Sniff sniff”
  • Judy S. agrees: “I think Anne is right. The Bear Naked website shows that the Honey Almond Protein Granola is 11.2 oz:(“
  • Shirley noticed: “There is also a $1/2 Kellogg Frosted flakes on Kellogg Family Rewards website. Target has it for $2.94. Buy 4 and use one MQ to get it for $1.22 each.”

Walmart

  • Ashley shares: “This weekend we are set to get a coupon for $1/1 broad or fine tip Crayola Markers. Walmart sells the regular ones for $0.97 everyday. And starting 4/6 the Washable ones will be on roll back for $0.97, making both a $0.03 mm after coupon! Because the roll back is in the ad you will be able to PM them at Target!”

Mariano’s deals week of 4/3/14 – 4/9/14

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Here are the best Mariano’s deals and coupon matchups I see for the one week ad running 4/3/14 – 4/9/14. 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

  • Dannon 32 oz yogurt, $2.00.
  • 59 oz Roundy’s orange juice from concentrate, $2.00.
  • Eggland’s Best dozen eggs, $2.00. Use $.35/1 in the 2/2 SS.
  • 32 oz Coffee-Mate, $2.50. $1.00/1 Coffee-Mate creamer (Facebook). Makes it $.50 on Double Daze!
  • In-ad manufacturer coupon: $1.00/1 Streit’s 5 lb matzo, expires 4/23. Makes it $2.00, or $1.00 on Double Daze.
  • 10 lb bag Roundy’s russet potatoes, $2.99.

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

Reader deals 4/2/14

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

Caputo’s

  • Krystle noticed: “There’s also a bunch of the Udi’s gluten free products( blueberry muffins, plain bagels, white/whole grain/ cinnamon raisin sandwich bread, tortillas, pizza crust, and 6pk hot dogs buns) on sale for $3.29, minus the $1.50/1 printable, $1.79 each! Also the 4pack of hamburger buns are also on sale for 2/$5, makes for $1 per pack for gluten free hamburger buns! I’m pretty sure this is a great deal!”

Chicago Tribune

  • Shawna shares: “I called today to order the Sunday only Tribune for 75 cents deal, and I got it for 50 cents per week. I’m not sure how this happened. I didn’t even ask for 50 cents, but I’m happy!”

Coupons

CVS

  • Jessica sends over: “Just a heads up for your readers…  I tried to purchase some allergy medicine (totaling about $33) and gave them two CVS coupons – a $5/25 any allergy purchase that printed out from the magic coupon machine, and a $5/25 ANY purchase that was sent to my card from an email.  CVS wouldn’t take them, and told me that per their new coupon policy any dollar off purchase coupons have to be distinct (so I could have used both only by purchasing $50 or more of merchandise).  I have stacked coupons like this successfully many times in the past, so I don’t know if it was just a fluke or if this is indeed a change, but since they cited the ‘NEW coupon policy’, be warned. :)”

Household tips

  • Some egg information from peaches: “I bought a dozen organic eggs at the winter farmer’s market in Evanston two weeks ago, and they were the best eggs I have ever had, and I am not an egg lover usually, but I spent $5 on them. $4 a dozen is the absolute cheapest you can purchase them for at the farmer’s market, and then they aren’t organic. I live by myself though, and so it takes a month for me to go through a dozen eggs. BTW- You can use one heaped up tablespoon of soy flour and one tablespoon of water in place of one egg when you are making cake or pancakes that call for eggs. I do that when I fix pancakes from scratch all the time, and I can’t tell the difference..”

Jerry’s

  • Marsha says: “Jerry’s has a weekly ad, does not change daily as stated belowThe original commenter may have been referring to an unadvertised deal.

Jewel

  • Maureen on the Challenge Butter: “There are also .55 blinkies at the store.”
  • Shandelle found: “Aquafina Flavorsplash is 2/$1 at Jewel thru 4/22. If you still have any of the BOGO coupons from the SS 1/26, this makes them $.25 each, which is the best price I have seen so far. They are regular price $.78 at Walmart, too.”
  • Shandelle shares: “I noticed on Jill Cataldo’s Jewel matchups for this week that 7 oz Bagel Bites will be on sale for $1.50. Through tomorrow, Wed 4/2, only- If you have the $1 back on 2 Bagel Bites from Checkout 51, use the $1.50/3 printable from www.bagelbites.com/en/Savings-and-Stuff and pay $.67 per box after Checkout 51.” She adds: “Also the $1.50 coupon prints with a very short exp of 4/8 in case that is an issue.”
  • Shandelle on the El Monterey breakfast burritos: “Jewel has these 10/$10 regular price, too.”

Mariano’s

  • From seachicago: “Another good coupon to double is the 50 cents/2 Ortega (1/19SS)—the black beans are 89 cents, so 39 cents/ea.  Also, Eggland’s Best large eggs are $2/doz., use 35 cent coupon (2/2 SS) to make these $1.30, which is comparable to Wags sale this week.  I usually like eggs to be under $1, but I’m curious to see if EB really does taste better!”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle asks: “So is this Jingit app worth it? I just downloaded it on my iphone and signed up. I’ve heard virtually nothing about it on any coupon blogs, which makes me think it’s one that’s really difficult to earn anything. It looks like it’s $3 to get the Visa card for them to actually pay you but you have to earn that through money made using the app, so not really a deal breaker for me I guess. I tried to google for reviews and didn’t find much other than a few random blogs saying it wasn’t the best for earning money. But maybe with the coupons/offers it’s a little easier. It looked like the only stores it was offering me was Target, Walmart and Food4Less. Looks like you check in with the app so is it similar to Shopkick? Anyone been successfully using this to say if it’s really worth it? I’m all for free money, even if it accrues and takes a while (a la Checkout 51).”

Target

  • Shandelle confirms that a gift card deal on Windex bathroom Touch-Up is still going: “Yes, the tags in my Target indicated the $3.39 price and the Buy 4 get $5 GC were both good until 4/19. Keep in mind, it was on the bathroom touch ups and not the kitchen ones as far as signage and what an employee told me.”
  • She adds: “I just read on Krazy Coupon Lady that Checkout 51 may be offering $1 back on Windex Touch Up tomorrow so maybe wait a day? :)”
  • A tip from Samantha on Facebook: “I was just checking out the Target coupons on their site. I noticed when you hover your mouse over the coupons, it tells you if they are Target store coupons!” I just noticed that today as well! And it tells you when it will expire.
  • From seachicago: “FYI: if you do the Right Guard deal, keep an eye on how much the coupons scan for. One of my MQs scanned for $1.50 instead of $2, and I have no idea why. On the plus side, the $5/2 Nivea lotion qs went thru without a hitch! Also, Krave cereal is included in the BOGO $3 sale. Got 12 boxes for $16 ($1.33/ea) using 2 $1/3 qs. Good price for a cereal that doesn’t go on sale too often, with no store brand available anywhere. It looked like all varieties of Mini Wheats were included in the sale, too.”
  • Nikki says: “The Right Guard Q scans at $1.50 off if they scan the old bar code. It will scan at $2 off if they scan the new bar code. (Thanks, ETC!) I had to explain a bunch of times to the cashier & Team Leader at Broadview last night about the Nivea coupons-they gave them to me for free, adjusting the coupons down.”

Walmart

  • Shawna reports: “I saw the Mars Bites at the Shorewood WalMart selling for $1, too.”

A few Mariano’s Double Daze deals 4/2/14

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I stopped by Mariano’s today to pick up more Udi’s gluten free bread ($3.50 through today, so $2.00 after the $1.50/1 printable here). Their organic milk is still on sale today for $4.99, so a good thing to help get you up to $25 for double coupons. Some nice doubles ideas if you get there today:

  • Coffee-Mate 32 oz creamer, $2.50. Print $1.00/1 on Facebook to get it for $.50 after doubles.
  • Muir Glen 28 oz organic tomatoes, $1.75. Look for $1.00/2 peelies, which will double to get you two for $1.50, or just $.75 each.
  • Select Applegate natural nitrate free lunch meat, $3.00. Print $1.00/1 here, so $1.00 after doubles.
  • Dannon Greek Superstars yogurt four packs, $2.59. Use $1.00/1 in the 2/23 SS or print $1.00/1 here to get it for $.59 after doubles.
  • Yoplait yogurt cups, $.60. Check your stash — I had a couple of $1.00/4 printables from the beginning of last month expiring today and tomorrow. If you do too, get four for $.40 after doubled $1.00/4 printable, or $.10 each.
  • 64 oz chilled Almond Breeze, $3.29. If you still have the $1.00/1 printable (no longer available), it’s $1.29 after doubles.

Again, every Wed. Mariano’s doubles a max of 5 coupons with a face value of up to $1.00 (so $1.00 doubles to $2.00) with a minimum $25 purchase when you use your rewards card.

Reader deals 4/1/14

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.

Apps

  • Jennifer posts on Facebook: “Do you remember Jingit? Well, they have coupons now, just like Ibotta and Checkout 51, where you scan your receipt. Although the scanning takes FOREVER, they have a lot of generic coupons on there, like glass cleaner, sugar, chicken nuggets, wings, meatballs, corn dogs, grape jelly, etc.” Note — to cash out you have to pay a fee to get a Jingit Visa debit card, which they then will reload as you earn.

Household tips

  • One from CHRISTINE: “A handy man/fix it guy told us to try garage door opener light bulbs. He said they were more expensive, but they will endure the bouncing and vibrating of a ceiling. We did this in our basement and have not had to replace them for the last 5 months. My husband about died when he saw how expensive they were, but we have not had to replace them yet. That is highly unusual for us!”

Jewel

  • Krystle comments: “Found the same [Challenge butter] coupon on Jewel’s website (their version of coupons.com)! There are also a few EE products coupons available to print.”

Loyalty programs

  • Cynthia sends over: “RECEIVED A CODE FROM KELLOGGS FAMILY REWARD TODAY . USE APRILFOOLSDAYFUN TO RECEIVE 150 POINTS.”

Mariano’s

  • On the Hawaiian Punch Aloha Morning, Soapbox Tray says: “If you are a Mariano’s shopper these usually end up free or close to it with these $1. Qs! On Double Daze Wednesdays that is!”

McDonald’s

Meijer

  • Lisa reports: “I did the Nivea deal at Meijer tonight. 4 lotions at 5.00 . Used 2 – $5 off 2 qs a target 1.00 off 1.. I will get $5 in rewards for spending $20 in skin care. And surprise I got a 2.00 cat from Unilever… so if my math is correct. 4 lotions For .50 each”
  • And karen shares: “I bought 4 of the NIvea at Meijer. Used 2 $5/2 mc, 4 $1/1 target c, brought cost down to $6. Then I get $5 rewards on MPerks for spending $20 on beauty/cosmetics products. End result 4 large Nivea for $1. Oswego Meijer takes target c. no problem….”
  • Outlander says: “If you still have $0.75/2 PB square Snickers Qs from a week or two ago (might still be available), they are on sale at Meijer for 50 cents. There is also one $0.75/2 Q on Mperks. So you get 2 for $0.25!”

Reader requests

  • From Outlander: “Does anyone know of a good deal [to use the $5.00/2 coupons on Nivea lotion]? At Meijer the big ones were on sale $5 (reg $6.19), but that’s still pricy. Thanks.” There are a couple of Meijer options above, anything else other than free tiny ones at Target?

SavingStar

  • A heads up from Tamara on the previous Friday Reese’s egg freebie: “Because they were BOGO, SavingStar only gave me $.38 as opposed to $.74. Boooo. Oh well, at least we’re not talking huge amounts here! Plus, I really like them anyway. :)” I bought mine at CVS when they were $.75 B2G1, and got $.50. At least they are consistent!

Target

  • From Kari O.: “For those with little boys (or action figure loving girls) the Marvel Titans figures have a 10% off Cartwheel and a $2/1 on Coupons.com. At Target they are $9.99, $8.99 after Cartwheel and $6.99 after coupon. Except Hulk who is bigger and starts at $11.99. This a pretty good deal for the new Marvel Avengers figures. They also feature 10% off sale on select Captain America toys, plus Cartwheel plus manufacturer printable coupons. My kiddo is too young for those select toys, but he seems to love the 12″ Titan figures.”

Reader deals 3/26/14

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.

Aldi

  • A find from kitty: “The Aldi in Niles has the fresh Green Giant veggies in bags. I got the 8 oz sugar snap peas for $1.99, the same ones they have at Jewel for $2.99.”
  • One from kim: “The Aldi in Northlake has milk for $2.09. Other stores have gone up to $2.39.”

Beauty tips

  • On haircolor, from Samantha: “A hairdresser friend of mine said to leave it on at least 45 minutes, regardless of what the box says.”

Coupons

Food 4 Less

  • Ashley shares: “heres a few others for anyone planning on going: Food4Less has blinkies for $1/1 GoGurt making them $0.49 each and $0.55/1 Pillsbury Grands making them $0.44 each They are participating in a catalina offer through 3/30 for Kraft Singles, buy two get $2 onyo making them net $0.99 each Brut Classic products are $1 each, making them free with the 3/16 inserts $1/1 coupon Pringles are $0.99 so $0.74 after the $1/4 coupon”
  • She clarifies the Kraft Catalina: “The one for Food4Less and Kroger is $2 when you buy two. But to get Catalina’s there you must use their loyalty card which is free at the service desk”
  • Lori points out: “and at Food 4 Less, Buy 6 save $ 3 Kraft shredded or chunk cheese $ 1.49 and the Maxwell House coffee is $ 4.99″

Groupon

  • A Santa’s Village heads up from Samantha: “This expires May 28th! The park is only open weekends in May. I did not see any Fridays listed as in the past so you can only use the groupon for a few weekends.”
  • Meg says: “Yep, I was going to buy this until I noticed it’s really only valid May 11, 17,18,24, and 25. Hopefully later this spring they’ll do a less restrictive offer.”

Jewel

  • Matt noticed: “It’s an opportunity for some cheap pudding. 20 puddings (5 packs of 4 ct) for $6.45 at Jewel. That’s $.32 per pudding. Much better than paying $.57 per pudding with the regular price. $1 off 2 coupons would make it even better.”
  • Cari’s deal: “For the spend $15 get $5 instant I did 2 Dove mens shampoo, 2 Degree motion and 1 Axe Spray $17.50-$5 instant-2 $2.50/1 Dove Mens, 2-$1.50/1 Degree and 1-$1/1 Axe =$3.50″
  • Ashley says the $2 Kraft Catalina for singles is running at Jewel: “Both are running, so you could earn $4 back if you buy bread and produce too” SoapboxTray also commented she bought three and got it.

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray shares: “Couple other Mariano’s deals: Triscuits are $2.49 so 49¢ after IP and DD. 16 slices of Kraft Cheese are $2.50 if you have the IPs that were out a few weeks ago for 75¢ off $1.00 on DD. Pop Secret $2.99 for 3 bags (not sure if a great deal but we need pop corn on spring break!) $1.00 off IP so 99¢ on DD. Organic Gallon of Roundy’s milk $4.99. I also tried the Florida Natural Citrus Smoothie, I think it was 2.99 and I had $1.00 off IP and it is on Savings Star for $1.00 expires today! Happy Shopping!”

Menards

  • Something letsshop spotted: “Not sure all Menards have Hormel pork on sale 24oz. size are on sale $3.99 in their floor freezer  minus 11% and $1 coupon comes $2.56 bought 10 . also got 2  $1 on line. plus  the ones in 2/9 ss I think”

Reader requests

  • Jane asks: “Does anyone know how the Oscar Mayer Deli-Fresh compare to the 1 pound “shaved” lunchmeat in the big yellow box? I think it may be new and they have it on sale this week at Kroger for $1.99. (it’s a pound!) So less than 1/2 price….will buy it if it is any good. It looks similar to the Deli fresh thru the package?”
  • Becky responds: “That shaved lunchmeat is NASTY. Tastes NOTHING like the deli fresh. I’d skip it if i were you. If you do try it I’d buy only one package. Just FYI.”

Resale

  • Sent over by letsshop: “I find lots of garden items here  cheap ! ‘In honor of the one year anniversaries of our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers in Downers Grove, IL, Lombard, IL, and Milwaukee – Bay View, WI, we’re inviting all customers to shop Goodwill and save 20% on their entire purchase on March 29th and 30th! No coupon is necessary for this promotion. Discount will be applied at the time of sale.’”

Target

  • From erin: “when you text HAIRCARE to 827-438 get a coupon that reads” $5 gift card when you spend $15 on haircare”. this is in addition to the one you posted. Can we do both in the same transaction?” I don’t think you can use them both on $15 worth, but there may be a way. Anyone try it?
  • A Cartwheel tip from ElizabethF: “One more AMAZING tip… if you are using the Cartwheel App in the Target store, there is an option to “scan” in addition to searching. With “scan” you can scan the barcodes on the items already in your cart and see if there are any Cartwheel deals for them. I use a shopping list and scan everything in the cart before checking out. On a downside, Target normally will adjust the price of an item you bought if it goes on sale the following week. If you use Cartwheel the first week and it is still available the next week, you are out-of-luck on the adjustment. For example, buy a pair of leggings for $6 and use 10% off with Cartwheel. The same leggings go on sale for $5 the following week and the Cartwheel offer is still available. Target will only credit you the $0.40 difference between week one ($6 – 10% = $5.40) and week two even thought the Cartwheel offer would have reduced the week two price further. A small risk in this case, but imagine if you bought the media center in this week’s ad!”
  • And Samantha says: “Two things, you actually earn ‘badges” as you use Cartwheel. Once you earn a “badge” you get another spot. I currently can have 20. Also, dummy me forgot to give my phone tonight for them to scan. Can I take it back with my receipt?”
  • VB comments: “My friend just told me to update my cartwheel app because you can scan the bar codes and the app will tell you if there are any corresponding cartwheel coupons. So before I checked out Today I scanned each item to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and it was so much quicker!”
  • She adds: “Also sometimes the cartwheel coupons do hit a limit like we saw during Christmas. So if there is something that you want and could be popular you are better off adding it when you can.”
  • Eun’s tip: “There’s another way of redeeming offers, without going into the app or printing out the barcode: Go to your phone’s widgets, click on the cartwheel icon and the barcode for your account will appear that you can place on one of your phone’s pages.”
  • Helen’s approach: “I finally figured out on my iPhone that if I add both the mobile q and the cartwheel to my ‘passbook’ then both barcodes are there without delay instead of switching between apps.”
  • From barbara: “After store coupon, mfr coupon, cartwheel, add additiinal saving and sign up for a target debit card. I opened a checking account when I got a coupon to get 80.00 back if I did at least 12 ACH transactions in 90 days. It has a min balance of 100 so when is spend I transfer funds from my old bank to the separate one. So security with target is not going to hit me for too much. The debit card is an additional5% off total purchase and done after all discounts and coupons.”

Ultra Foods

  • A report from susie on the Kraft Catalina: “i have seen signs up in the bread isle at the ultra foods in crestwood. hth” Kraft Singles, 12 oz or Larger (2/21/14 – 3/30/14). Buy 2 Kraft Singles, 1 produce item and 1 loaf of bread & get a $2 Catalina.
  • Ashley adds: “It is working at all the Centrella supplied stores, tagged and printing” Except the Centrella stores that don’t have Catalina.
  • A find from susie: “I seen this posted on Jill Cataldo’s website, it can make for some cheap Post cereal if it’s also running at Ultra: Post Pebbles Cereal and Treats 6oz or larger 3/24/14 – 4/20/14 Buy 3 and get a $2 Catalina, Buy 4 and get a $3 Catalina, Buy 5 or more and get a $4 Catalina, Alerts from: Kroger, Safeway, Price Chopper”