Reader deals 4/24/14

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.

Amazon

  • On the Hello Kitty cutters, lisa says: “ooh and I think I paid 1.36 for mine a while back! these are super cute and just yesterday we made sugar cookie sandwiches (with frosting in the middle of 2 cookies) with these for my daughters bday! very cute!”

Dollar Tree

  • Lora says, of the mini LED reading lights: “Just an FYI, they carry these at most Dollar Tree stores also. My kids love theirs!!”

Freebies

  • Christy posts in Hot Deals: “Snapfish is currently giving 100 free prints per mongh for a year if you download their app.”

Home Depot

  • A find from kelly: “Home Depot Carol Stream has Raid Ant and Roach Killer on sale this week for $2.88. With coupon, it’s $.88.”

Jewel

  • Shandelle reports: “Also I noticed this week that Jewel registers are printing out some pretty decent high value catalina coupons. I always go through self scan and yesterday and today I received: $1.50 off 1 Ultimate Hamburger Helper (Exp 5/21), $1.50 off 1 box of Chocolate Toast Crunch or Multi Grain Dark Chocolate Crunch Cheerios (Exp 5/20), $1 off 1 Campbell’s skillet or slow cooker sauce (Exp 7/15), and two $1 off 1 Philadelphia cream cheese tubs! They are all manufacturer catalinas, too, so you could take them elsewhere such as Walmart or whatever other stores will accept the ones that have Jewel’s logo on it.”

Loyalty programs

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Log in to your Starbucks account at www.starbucks.com/account/signin Scroll to the the bottom of the Rewards+ Dashboard, Click Start Now button and then click watch the C.A.F.E. Practices video to receive the bonus. You must stay on the Starbucks page while doing the activities and the redirect prompt will show up to register your completion. Must sign up between 4/23-4/29.”
  • He also emails: “Win Free Redbox codes from Conagra

Magazines

  • Sara comments: “Just read that Ladies Home Journal is shutting down. Another printed media victim in this digital age.”

Mariano’s

  • Sara says: “It looks like the new Mariano’s on Sheridan & Foster opened on Tuesday. Can anyone confirm that’s true?”
  • Christina answers: “Yes, they did. I know someone who went and someone who works there :)”

Menards

  • Something to check your Checkout51 for, from Tori: “Apparently not everyone got $1 back on any variety, any size Flipz this week, but if you did get it the 5oz bag of Flipz are on sale for $1 at Menards through Saturday (4/26). Or I saw them a few days ago at Dollar Tree (south Naperville, 111th St & Rt 59), but I’m not sure of the size. Free Flipz.”

Product reviews

  • Suzann was not a fan of Ten soda: “Reason is in my opinion, they taste awful. We decided the 7 UP10 tasted like dishwater- the taste you get when someone has not rinsed a glass well. Of all the flavors, RC10 was the best. Just our opinion.”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “For those who use Shopkick, I noticed one show up to receive 1000 kicks for scanning any fuel-efficient Ford vehicle. lol so what are you supposed to scan? Anyone try this? I mean, cars don’t have barcodes.. does the VIN work? The nearest Ford dealer to me in the city is like 8 miles away so I’m not sure if this will be more trouble than its worth. I googled and found all sorts of people wondering the same thing and saying the car salesmen had no clue what they were talking about. Apparently this is an offer only for the greater Chicago area.”
  • Amanda asks: “Any one know anything about Glen Ellyn Dump Day this year? Is it happening?”
  • And jane responds: “I just discovered that Staples will recycle all your old electronics, tvs, and batteries. In case that’s what you need to get rid of.”
  • Artie adds: “Here is a huge list of where to recycle Registered Residential E-Waste Collection Sites I need to get rid of one or two 25in tube TVs. Anyone know of a place that would pick them up at my home for a free or at a low cost?” I would love to know this as I have a 32″ that needs to go!

Rugs

  • A warning from Amy on ordering rugs online: “Be careful, be very very careful. IF your expecting fringe on the end, there is none. The pile is very synthetic feeling. Very disappointed with the online rugs I ordered, but I have to remember I am ordering sight unseen – rug unfelt.”
  • Kari O. comments: “Another cheap option for area rugs with more variety is a local company called Carpet Concepts in Round Lake. She binds carpet remenants and sells them for $40 flat. The sizes vary from 4×7 to 9×7. In the nice weather she puts a cart out by Circuit dr which is off Rollins but you can also call her shop too and ask if she has anything you’re looking for.”

Target

  • Shandelle says: “Target has California Pizza Kitchen pizzas on price cut for $5 each (reg $6.19). You can use the $2/2 Target printable and two $1.50 manufacturer bricks printables from the CPK site (Not sure the bricks link is still working or it may be out of prints now) to get both for $5.”

Walmart

  • Tina shares: “If you are too far from Ultra for price matching, Montgomery Market also has [Hamburger Helper] for 88¢. However, the ad says ‘While supplies last’, will WalMart allow the match with that wording? Or just not show the ad? ;-)”
  • Another allergy rebate idea, From Sandy: “At Walmart } Buy 2 Benadril Allergy 24 tabs @ 4.44 = 8.88 and one Kleenex ultra soft 75 count for 1.57 = 10.45 Use $3.00/ 2 Sudafed adult PE, Sudafed children’s, Benadryl, Children’s Benadryl, Tylnol sinus, Visine or Neosporin Ecxema Essentials product (SS 04/13 ) 10.45 – 3.00 = 7.45 oop = a big fat $12.55 MM !!”
  • Tamara adds: “Shopmium also has $.50 off on Kleenex”
  • From Shandelle: “I noticed in Ibotta there is $1 back on a 5.3 oz Yoplait greek yogurt cup (any flavor but excludes Greek 100) which is a Walmart exclusive rebate. These are 10 for $10 at Jewel right now. Not sure what Walmart sells this product for, but I plan to price match Jewel if they’re higher for a free yogurt. :)”

Menards deals — Project Days sale 4/20/14 – 5/4/14

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Here are your Menards deals for the Project Days sale ad running 4/20/14 – 5/4/14. Menards will be open Easter Sunday. Remember, Menards mail-in rebates come in the form of store credit — but you can always roll that into more rebate-generating items!

Free after rebate deals

  • Paint brush sets, $15.99 get $15.99 rebate limit 4.
  • Driveway cleaner and degreaser, $6.99 get $6.99 rebate limit 4 gallons.
  • Old Mill rain poncho, $3.99 get $3.99 rebate limit 4.

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

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.”

Reader deals 4/14/14

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

  • Samantha posts on Facebook: “The $2 Dream Non Dairy coupon has reset!! Now printing with SmartSource”

Dollar Tree

  • Jane says: “Not about corn dogs….but I found Weight Watchers Smart Ones frozen meals today at DT! There were several kinds in freezer. I found the printable on Coupon tom for $2/7 and when you click the link it pops up a place to vote on a video and you will then get a $5/7 coupon! I tried to vote but cannot find the coupon to print up. Has anyone else got the $5 one to print? It says the contest goes on for 10 more days I believe. I clicked on the $2 link (thinking it may be boosted to $5) but nope. Thanks if anyone can assist me.”

Famous Footwear

  • Jane’s experience: “Just got to the mall today and they would not honor the $10 code they texted me! We tried to buy socks and the register said offer not valid on that purchase. We tried sale and regular and even over $10. I am going to email or call them because both my husband and I are rewards members and he even entered his info in. It was not a barcode to scan, just some numbers too. That was very disappointing to say the least.”
  • She adds: “Calling them was unreal, she told me they had to pull the offer because, get this: “too many people were getting that deal that were not supposed to” I told her I am a member and I texted the deal and received back a code to enter in store before they ended the offer. My code says it expires 4-21. She said she was sorry but they cannot do anything about it! I emailed them and complained. We will see if they reply. That is terrible business practice if you ask me.”

Jewel

  • From Jeanne: “I notice that my local Jewel at Rt. 59 and Caton Farm in Plainfield/Joliet has begun sprucing up their produce department. I hardly shop there anymore since they can never seem to beat the prices of Tony’s across the street. They are putting in the vertical shelving similar to Whole Foods and Mariano’s, looks like they are adding more organic and the prices seemed a little lower. I have a feeling this is due to Mariano’s getting ready to open. Has anyone else had their local Jewel improve prices and or selection when Mariano’s came?”
  • Maureen reports on Annie’s mac & cheese: “These have been on sale at Jewel for $1.25/box for the last week. They have gone as low as $1.00/box at both Jewel and Target. This is not their 100% organic line which is usually over $2/box”

Lowe’s

  • Kari O. says: “If you’re looking at Lowe’s website keep an eye out for their 12# Kingsford charcoal too. It’s a clearance item that has dropped to 90% off at certain locations. My parents got it for $1.28. So far I’ve only see $5.99 near me, so I’m waiting. I would do this deal but I don’t need that much charcoal.”

Meijer

  • Emily is wondering: “There was a dollar coupon in this weekends paper for Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetables. There are some Birds Eye vegetables on sale at Meijer this week for 1.00. Does anyone know if the Recipe Ready veges are included in this? Thanks!”
  • Melissa N says: “I miss the days of free Wesson. :( moment of silence observed. :). Anyway, starting on Thursday for you Chicagoland people at meijer (everyone else now). Wesson is $2.50/ bottle, use .75 coupon knocks it down to $1.75. It’s not free, but not bad.”

Menards

  • From peaches: “Save your money, and go to Menard’s and get their 8.8lb. bags of Royal Oak charcoal. It is on sale right now for $4.99 a bag, and there is a $20 rebate out there. This is way better charcoal than Kingsford is.”

Reader requests

  • One from tracey: “Can you please ask your readers where to find deals on or inexpensive graduation announcements.”
  • Elizabeth posts on Facebook about the coupon/stockpile swap: “is there anyone willing to do this in the des plaines area..on a weeknight somewhere?”
  • A question from cj: “i see there is a free coupon for 5 lb of shredding at office depot. is this good at office maxx as well? i heard the companies were combining. thanks!”

Target

  • From liz: “I went to target yesterday with the 10 off 50 and spent $20.40 !! I got so many groceries using cartwheel mobile texts, coupons..ideas include stoffers family meals(get a free garlic bread) use the 1.50 coupon plus 1.00 target coupon(hip2save site, la Croix water was on sale for $3. (had a 1.00 off coupon), triscuit on sale for $2. (had $1.00 man. coupon), mini wheats cereal 50% cartwheel and $1/3(mashup), 2 dozen eggs, .50 mobile text, 2 driscoll strawberries 2/$4 with 2/5 produce text and 2 .50 coupons from their site, I found ground pork 3.74/lb, some had $1.00 stickers (because if a meat has a sell by date within a day or 2 you can ask them for a sticker coupon,,,I also used the $1 off fresh meat text and I had a $1.00off pork man coupon for .74 pork), .walk around your own store and take advantage of this coupon..use that coupon before any other coupon or text”
  • Something to look for from VB on the Mini-Wheats: “Th e mini what’s I bought where the ones for $2.99 the strawberry kind. Because those have the Spiderman codes. so by spending an extra 75 cents for three boxes I was able to get $5 In concession cash.” Be on the look out for special codes in general. Some of the regular have $5 cash with three codes, any of them could have $10 in music money with five codes, free books with three codes, $15 in coupons, etc. It all depends on when the boxes were printed and what ended up where.

Walgreens

  • A heads up from liz: “The $1/2 doesn’t work on the mars that are 2/$3. The coupon lists very specific sizes (2oz or larger) for the products and the snickers/m&m’s that are included are only 1 oz.”

Menards deals — Spring Catalog week of 4/13/14 – 4/27/14

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Here are your Menards deals for the Easter Sale ad running 4/13/14 – 4/27/14. Menards will be open Easter Sunday. Remember, Menards mail-in rebates come in the form of store credit — but you can always roll that into more rebate-generating items!

Free after rebate deals

  • House Wash 32 oz, $6.98 get $6.98 rebate limit 4.
  • Menards t-shirt, $6.99 get $6.99 rebate limit 4.
  • 3M 30 pack dust mask, $10 get $10 rebate limit two.

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

Menards deals — Easter sale week of 4/9/14 – 4/20/14

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Here are your Menards deals for the Easter Sale ad running 4/9/14 – 4/20/14. Menards will be open Easter Sunday. Remember, Menards mail-in rebates come in the form of store credit — but you can always roll that into more rebate-generating items!

  • This ad overlaps the Menards deals for the Decks & Landscaping, Door & Window, and Project Days sale ads, week of 4/6/14 – 4/20/14. See those Menards deals here.

Free after rebate deals

  • Double wall ceramic tumbler, $4.99 get $4.99 rebate limit 6.

Other rebate deals

  • NCAA Wilson basketball, $14.99 get $5 rebate limit 2.
  • Hormel super premium thick sliced bacon 24 oz, $6.99 get $2 rebate limit 4.
  • UP2U gum 12 pack, $5.99 get $4 rebate limit four.
  • Fair & Square sunscreen 8 oz, $2.98 get $1.00 rebate. 6 oz spray, $3.98 get $1.00 rebate. Limit four total.

Other deals

Food deals

  • Brach’s jelly bird eggs 9 oz, $.88.
  • Marshmallow eggs, $.75.
  • 4 pack Cadbury eggs, $2.19.
  • Whoppers Robin Eggs 10 oz, $1.50. Use $2.00/3 in the 4/6 SS.
  • Ghirardelli Impressions, $3.00. Print $1.00/1 here.
  • Famous Dave’s spicy pickles, $1.99.
  • Fisher Trail Mix, $1.00. Use $1.00/4 in the 3/9 SS.
  • Rockstar energy water, $.50.
  • Little Debbie snack cakes, $1.25.
  • 3 oz Matador jerky, $2.99.

Non-food deals

  • Easter Greeting cards, 15% off.
  • Sidewalk chalk or Miracle Bubbles, $.88.
  • Silly string, $1.99.
  • Jump ropes, $1.88.
  • Dudley’s Easter Egg coloring kit, $.77.
  • Easter Grass, $.68.
  • Easter Egg 5 ct coloring cups, $1.50.
  • Easter Lily, $4.50.
  • 34 load Suavitel, $2.50. Use $.50/1 in the 3/23 SS (exp. 4/13).
  • 40 ct Snuggle sheets, $1.69. Use $.50/1 in the 3/16 RP or print $.50/1 here.
  • Dryer Mate balls 2 pack, $.99.
  • Clorox laundry bleach gel, $1.99. Write a review get a $.50 coupon.
  • 120 sheet lint rollers, $.99.
  • 7.22 lb OxiClean, $9.96. Use $1.50/2 in the 2/9 SS (exp. 4/10).
  • 200 load Xtra detergent, $7.99.
  • 121 oz bleach, $1.98.
  • Bar Keepers Friend liquid 26 oz, $1.99.
  • 500 ct napkins, $1.99.
  • 24 double roll Angel Soft, $9.95. Use $.45/1 in the 3/23 RP.
  • 8 pack Brawny, $6.95. Use $.55/1 in the 4/6 RP or print $.55/1 here.
  • 4 pack cellulose sponges, $1.69.
  • 24 pack terrycloth towels, $4.99.
  • 40 lb nonclumping Tidy Cats, $5.99. Use $1.00/1 in the 1/26 RP1.
  • 7.5 oz Softsoap, $.97.
  • Redi Wipes 40 ct hand and face wipes, $.99.
  • Curad 30 ct flex-fabric bandages, $.50.

Menards deals week of 4/6/14 – 4/20/14

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Here are your Menards deals for the Decks & Landscaping, Door & Window, and Project Days sale ads, week of 4/6/14 – 4/20/14. Menards will be open Easter Sunday. Remember, Menards mail-in rebates come in the form of store credit — but you can always roll that into more rebate-generating items!

Free after rebate deals

  • Elastomeric blacktop crack filler, $4.00 get $4.00 rebate limit 6.
  • Bamboo cutting board, $5.99 get $5.99 rebate limit 4.
  • 4″ paint or stain brush, $5 get $5 rebate limit 2.

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

Menards deals week of 3/30/14 – 4/13/14

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Here are your Menards deals for the Big Sale and Outdoor Living ads, week of 3/30/14 – 4/13/14. Remember, Menards mail-in rebates come in the form of store credit — but you can always roll that into more rebate-generating items!

Free after rebate deals

  • Sunnyside deck wash 1 gallon, $3.98 get $3.98 rebate limit 4.
  • Reach tool, $2.99 get $2.99 rebate limit 2.
  • Good Year 6 pack scented dry wipes, $1.00 get $1.00 rebate limit 4.
  • 20 piece Jigsaw blade set, $3.99 get $3.99 rebate limit 2.

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

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”

Reader deals 3/24/14

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

  • A tip from patti: “Just wanted to remind Amazon users to check their subscribe and save orders before they ship this week [or whatever plan you are on]. I had quite a few items and was on the 20% tier. Lots of little things Rachel had found for us. I was shocked to see SEVERAL went up in price significantly and several of the good deals found here are out of stock now. I know it’s been discussed here before that this is a possibility but I was disappointed this month with Amazon.”
  • Debbie on the microwave splatter cover: “I have one and so does my mom and sister. We got ours at Target for $2.00. I LOVE it! It fits right over the plate and heats the food evenly. My sister also keeps hers above the microwave. I don’t have room there (range hood) so I keep it in a bottom cabinet near the microwave on top of some bowls so it fits perfectly there.”
  • And jennyh says: “IKEA also sells these if you are ever there, I think they are about the same price.”
  • Another option, from Wende: “I bought this at Walmart quite a while ago for less than $2.00. Actually, I bought 2! I honestly don’t know if they still carry it, but I imagine it would be faster than Amazon. And btw . . I keep mine IN the microwave, so no excuses ; )”

Dollar Tree

  • Holly posts on Facebook: “I found Triaminic Cold & Allergy, Multi-Symptom Fever & Cold, and Night Time Cold & Cough at Dollar Tree.” Use the $3.00/2 in the 2/9 SS to get them free.

Menards

  • Cynthia posts in Hot Deals: “Just an FYI – Menards has dishwashers on sale plus the 11% rebate on top of that!”

Target

  • Something to look for from jane: “If you like Kashi cereal, check your boxes. There was $1/1 “new item” Q on the boxes recently, that shows cereal, chips, and something else. The cereal is B3G1 free at Target, ranging from $2.89 – $3.29. I had a $1/2 IP, and a $1/1 from a box—nice deal on Kashi. (You need to buy the ones marked “new,” matching whatever number of Qs you use. The IP is “any” Kashi cereal.)”
  • Tamara says: “If you’re looking for frozen vegetables, then Market pantry frozen vegetables (10-12oz) are on sale for $.80 each. There’s a target coupon for $1/4 Market pantry frozen vegetables and a cartwheel for 5%. So it comes to .52 per bag when you buy 4.”
  • From grandma g: “Today only on Cartwheel there is a 50% off the board game CLUE. New $5 game for the kids Spring Break!! I didn’t find any coupons so not as good a deal as Hungry Hippos, but a lot quieter :)”

Ultra Foods

  • Beth shares: “With the spend $35 on select KC get 10 OYNO… It is a mail in rebate. Also, a save $3 OYNO printed at checkout for the Kotex! Excited for even bigger savings!”
  • Jane asks: “Did you get the rebate form in store? Wondering if you’d have to send off just one receipt, or can you roll the Kotex Catalina and submit all your receipts for the $10/$35 *also, we just got a new Kotex coupon….do they allow a post coupon or pre coupon total to get to the $35 for KC? If it says, Thanks!”

Walmart

  • If you are doing the propane deal, Steve F. found: “Sweeten the pot with this $3.00 Rebate from Blue Rhino!!”
  • A tip from Amy N.: “Coupon prints with ad at the bottom so don’t forget to add a couple more coupons to fill up your page. Thanks for the heads up – I’m sure we will need propane soon!”
  • Steve F. reports: “Ok, I just did the deal. The $25.00 gift card is on a FULL tank. Do NOT buy an empty new tank that is inside the store sitting beside the grills. Go outside where they keep the gas in a cage, get $25. gift card without an exchange of an old tank, or $10. gift card with an exchange. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY A GRILL.”
  • But letsshop says: “Steve all the Walmart stores in my 25 mile area still has American propane ,they are in the process of switching over .What Walmart stores  is everyone finding Blue Rhino ? Thank you”
  • DON’s experience: “More propane fun to try on …… Shorewood on 59 and Theodore – paid $47.xx after tax and got $25 gc. They would not accept coupon seeing it did not scan – they advised me they would not push it through….. whatever, I figure I will get it to work somewhere else another time…. went out to get new tank and the only full tanks they had were NOT Blue Rhino, the guy other there let me take a UPC from a B R tank which I will send in for rebate…. quite interesting… My total after tax and rebate minus GC is about $19 bucks – Im ok with that.”

Whole Foods

  • From letsshop: “Just bought 2  1/2 gallons Dreams milk $3.99 each in fridge. if you buy from the shelf $4.99 same size 64 oz. so of course bought 2 from refrigerator ,cost’s 99  afater both coupons  each real tasty got vanilla . Went to store in Willow Brook asked about  rotisserie now   chicken $9.99 ,hardly never on sale ,and each store has different sales . So hoping something good comes up on sale so I can use Groupon”