Reader deals 9/1/14

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.

Carson’s

  • Elizabeth posts on Facebook: “Carson has a door buster today on purse size smart phone etc charger sticks only 15 normally 30..picked up an extra one as a gift..my phone is always needing juice

Loyalty programs

  • Stuart sends over: “100 KFR points for:  RELAXITSLABORDAY”

Meijer

  • Shandelle shares: “Free Yoplait yogurt cup on Meijer Mperks using coupon code FREEYOPLAIT14.”
  • From Koupon Kat: “Just wanted to share a reminder that it is limit one instant savings offer per transaction. I didn’t realize that yesterday and bought both 10 of each Spaghetti-O’s and and the cream soups at the same time. Had to go to customer service, return and repurchase to get the instant savings on the soup. Also, there is a new $1 off 3 Healthy Request soup coupon, and there are Healthy Request varieties of Homestyle Soup. You could get six Healthy Request Homestyle, use two $1 off 3 coupons, and then four other Homestyle cans/bowls and use two of the 50 cents off Homestyle or bowls coupons. Pay $6.90 total, or .69 each.”

Resale

  • Eun shares: “Belated, but thanks for the letting me know about this website, Trish! I used your referral and ended up with 4 sweaters for $6! Customer service was wonderful! They refunding the shipping fee because I had trouble checking out on the app that night. I haven’t received the package yet; otherwise, I would have mentioned the quality of the items. Becky, do you know about thredUP? They appear to take some Kohl’s brands… Apt. 9 and Simply Vera, but not Croft & Barrow or Sonoma (had to google the brands as I’m not familiar with Kohl’s so forgive me if I’m wrong). Here’s a calculator for the brands they accept. I think I’m going to sell my nicer stuff to Twice and sell my Target/Old Navy clothes to thredUP. They also currently have a $20 sign up credit which I did and I would give my referral link to get $10, but I don’t know if that’s allowed. I’m now aware of all the online consignment stores. lol”

Target

  • Eun reports: “I had an amazing Target run the other night! They seem to have a lot of frozen food clearance right now. Of note, the evol chipotle quesadillas are 50% off to $2.08 (at my store), there was a 25% off cartwheel that expired Sat. (5% came out Sunday), but if you have the $1 evol IP (NLA?), they could still be a good deal. Also, Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready was clearanced to $0.98 and the $1 IP on smartsource went through beeplessly!”

Reader deals 8/31/14

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.

Reader requests

  • Tian asks: “I have an iphone and I send all of my cartwheel and mobile apps to passbook. Does anyone know,for my frined, if Android has anything like that?” You can see both with the Target app, but I’m not sure if that is what you are looking for.

Target

  • A tip for those shopping for Swiffer and having trouble with the location finder, from Ruth: “It did the same for me in my iPad, then it works without a problem in my laptop.”
  • And one from Rita: “try another browser/computer. That worked for me!”

Reader deals 8/30/14

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.

Carson’s

  • Something Melissa noticed: “Just wondering if anyone else got a Carson’s mailing this week with $50 off of a $50 apparel purchase, $35 off of $35 shoe/accessory and $15 off of make-up/fragrance? It seems like a mistake!!”

Coupons

  • From julie: “In the CVS/PG the $2/1 Downey is better than most PG inserts too.”

Jewel

  • Kitty sends over: “Jewel (Northfield) had Wet & Wild eye pencils, lip pencils, nail polish, lipstick & sharpeners for 79c, so 21c MM on each to apply to your order with the $1 coupon.”

Magazines

  • Kim on Facebook: “If you use rewardsrvey.com, Martha Stewart is and option right now for 30 points.”

Meijer

  • Something to check for, from feelgood: “At the grand opening Meijer stores, the Chicken noodle soups are scanning  for .19 each when you buy 10. After two $1.00/5 coupons, I only paid .03, which was the tax.”

Reader deals 8/29/14

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

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Ace Hardware

Freebies

Household tips

  • For entertaining, Outlander says: “I read somewhere that the best way to do hot dogs in a slow cooker is just to stand them upright in an empty cooker and turn the heat on. Do not add any water because there’s enough water in them and they are already fully cooked. I haven’t tried it myself though.”

Jewel

  • Something to look for from kitty: ” Found a large display of Keebler and Kelloggs products at Jewel in Glenview (Glen) with a  coupon booklet called “Kelloggs Fuel for School Lunches.” There are 11 coupons to save $1 or 75c on one product  WYB (usually 2 or 3) other products. The coupons expire 9-30-14.  “

Kohl’s

Mariano’s

Meijer

  • From Andreana on Facebook: “Check out mperks. Head and shoulders is $4.99 a bottle and there is a mperk for $5 off 2 bottles. There are also other hair care products listed in the mperks system. Short expiration dates on mperks”

Target

  • SoapboxTray shares: “My husband came in the house “guess who’s Target favorite shopper is?!” I said ME!!!??? Great job Target. Also they fed me some delicious hash browns while shopping this morning. Yum… Some obscure coupon matches for Target: If you have the back to school little coupon book, Naked juice is in there $1. off 1, as well as a printable from savings.com I saw on TotallyTarget. $1. off 1 they end up being 49-69¢ I am holding out for a sale though there is a few more weeks on the Target Q. If you have the Pepsi Wild Cherry $2. off 2 6 pack 24 oz. or 7.5 oz. 8 pack; that was in a Jewel coupon book x9/10 (sorry I don’t know which one, all coupons expired in June except this one) use at Target where the bottles are 4 for $9. if you have 2 get 24, 24 oz. bottles for $5.!

Reader deals 8/28/14

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

  • Found by feelgood, select Amazon accounts are receiving an offer for a free $10 promo code with a $50 gift card purchase. Sign into your account then click on this gift card promotion link, and you’ll either see the offer or a message saying your account is ineligible.

Costco

  • Sarah says: “I know that Costco always has Horizon organic creamer in the 32oz carton for that $4ish price. They also carry organic milk, but its not the Horizon brand. Their organic ground beef is a little over $4/lb which seems to be a good price. If you eat a lot of organic food, it seems like Costco would be a good place to go.”
  • She also shares: “I don’t know if this was a special deal or not, but at the Costco in North Riverside, they had an 8 pack of cartons of Kirkland Campbell’s soup tomato basil bisque soup for about $5 and they are delicious. I also got an 8 pack of Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes for around $3. Right now La Croix sparkling water is $6ish for a pack of 30, which is a good price for that.”
  • Artie confirms: “Every Costco I’ve been to,7,carry Horizon half & half,and heavy cream. 64 oz cartons”
  • From Lori: “The [Namaste] GF flour is a favorite of my gluten free teen who loves to bake! We also have been purchasing the Nitrate free bacon at Cosco – I think it is $14.99 for three 12oz pkgs. My family loves bacon, but I hate to feed them Nitrates – and the bacon tastes great.”
  • Martha comments: “The organic milk is sold in multiple packs of 1/2 gal containers, and I want to say the works out to around $4 per 1/2 gal.”
  • SoapboxTray adds: “I regularly buy the Horizon half and half for creamer, I gave up the flavored ones about a hear ago. The expiration dates on the half and half is good too, usually a month or two out. Lake Zurich usually carries Horizon whipping cream too and the individual chocolate milks. There organic milk was $11 I believe for 3 half gallon containers.”
  • Martha shares: “I have a family of five and a few regular items I buy there are:
    • Kirkland/Starbucks Fair Trade coffee beans, it’s something like a 3 or 5lb bag for $10
    • Organic tortilla chips, a HUGE bag is about $3
    • Their 2pk of Kirkland multigrain bread is delicious and is $4, and does not have that yoga mat bread additive in it
    • Hamburger buns come in a 12 pack for about $2.30, nice big ones, also without the additive in it.
    • Usually I’ll buy them and we’ll have burgers and crumbly burgers (like sloppy joes) that week.
    • Their 4 lb packs of butter are between $8-9, so about $2 per lb
    • Their 24 pk of organic free range eggs are a little over $6, they can be found cheaper occasionally elsewhere, but for consistency, this is a decent price
    • They have a big pack of 6 romaine lettuce hearts for I think just under $4 that we get and use for salads, sandwiches, shred for tacos, etc.
    • At first I thought I was crazy for getting so many at once, but so far, I don’t know that we’ve had much waste when I’ve bought them.
    • I also buy their diapers when there is a coupon that month, it works out to be cheaper than Amazon Mom (both huggies and Kirkland), and
    • Oxyclean generally goes on sale for $4 off every couple of months, making it about $12-13 for the big box of it.
    • We used to always get string cheese there, but the price has gone up a bit over the past year or so. It is still a decent price at $10 for a 48 pack, but it used to be $8-something.”
  • Lynn says: “Charisma bath sheets (the great big towels) are $11.99. They have limited colors, but I bought off white and they’re less than half the price of other stores. They also now sell baguette style bread in their bakery and it’s delicious. The shorter fatter loaves were tasty, but the long skinny ones are more versatile for our family. I think they are $4.99 for 2. Fage nonfat yogurt is also a good deal. They increased the size of the container and raised the price – now 48 oz for $5.99, but delicious if you can eat the equivalent of 8 small containers by the expiration date (hint: only use a clean utensil to scoop; fruit remnants will encourage mold to grow quickly!). K-cups, organic chicken stock, sea salt, dog food and (for an occasional indulgence) cheeseburger flavor chips – weird, but oddly addicting – are recurring buys.”

Coupons

  • On the Starbucks coupon, Terri J reports: “Wouldn’t work at Walmart. Worked at Jewel with 1.00 overage.”
  • And Valentina S. points out: “Save $1.00 when you buy one single bottled Starbucks iced coffee offer is also on Saving Star. Exp. 9/15/2014. One time use only.”

Freebies

Jewel

  • A find from Liz: “I found GOT 2 Be hairspray on clearance at jewel in park ridge normally 4.99 priced at 2.49..use the man. coupon 2.50 off hairspray for free hairspray”

Kmart

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Sears & Kmart Coupon for Shop Your Way Members: $10 in Points w/ $10+ Purchase (Facebook Required)” Click earn $10 back in points here, click get offer, then they email the code/coupon.

Mariano’s

  • From SoapboxTray: “I buy my organic milk from Marianos. $4.99 for a gallon but it is in plastic.”
  • She adds: “Also noticed that Mariano’s had Kalona Super Natural Milk with cream on top! I was going to try it but didn’t want to get too much milk to haul into work. If anyone has tried curious to know how it is. $4. for half gallon.”
  • Something to look for from John W: “The front section of my Tribune today had a Mariano’s wraparound ad that included a $4/$40 coupon thru Sept 3 (it doesn’t seem to have any exclusions, has anybody tried to buy alcohol with it?). Also, some specials in the ad good through Sept 3, $3/lb fresh made Black Angus pub burgers, half gallon fresh orange juice $3.50, fresh wild swordfish $10.99/lb. Mariano’s is also running a daily $4 special announced on their facebook page each morning”
  • From peaches: “Every time I have been in the Northfield Mariano’s they have had the fresh squeezed OJ for $3.50. It is really good. I think it is a lost leader. They sell tons of it. “

Meijer

  • A report from liz: “just came back from Meijer in rolling meadow and they had about 30 trial size rave hairspray..free coupon expires in 3 days..excited I finally found them”

Savers

  • Kari O. warns: “In Utah and Oregon I LOVED these 50% Holiday sales, but here the Lake Zurich store has been a huge disappointment. They overprice their items anticipating this sale…. For example: Regular Used Under Armor shorts priced at $19.99 instead of the “normal” $9.99 during non-holiday times.
    So, if you’re in between Crystal Lake or Lake Zurich… Go to Crystal Lake! Or any other location. :)”

Target

  • Something to be on the lookout for, from Kari O.: “I got a new Target Mailer of $21 worth of coupons…. It’s adorable. ‘How do we thank you? Let us coupon the ways. As one of our favorite shoppers, we think you totally deserve it.’ I love Target….”
  • From ellen: “went to target today and got Pasta Chips on sale $2.00. I had a printable for $2/2 so they were $1 each after coupon. Hope I like them. I had 2 $1 target couons for scotch tape. they were on sale bogo50%off. I got ones that were $1.44 so just $.44 after coupons on the 2 of them.”
  • On the Glad deal, Like2save says: “FYI – The $3.44 trash bags are the 4 gallon size.”
  • Maureen says: “8 gallon, those are $3.44, too.”
  • And anne warns: “Just did this deal and the 50% off the second one didn’t come off. Of course I only noticed AFTER I left. BUT I had 2 mobile q’s for glad, one was for $2/1 and the other for $1/1. I bought 2 and should have paid $1.16 minus the 5% CW. Going back to the ad to see if it says the bogo half off is only on larger ones…”
  • From Shandelle: “Like anne mentions, there’s also $1 off one Glad trashbags with mobile coupon PACKITBACK exp 10/4. I think you could stack both since those mobile coupons are from different sets on the same phone and the store coupons are different values, if your store doesn’t let you use multiple of the same one (mine has never cared but others have said theirs won’t).”
  • She adds: “Also the Buy 1 get one half off is only for larger sizes per the ad on target.com. Good on 13 gallon at the smallest.”
  • She also says: “You should be able to scan coupons from multiple barcode sets on the same phone in the same transaction also.. Like if they’ve sent you several sets and you did some of the promo code ones. They all count as separate ones as long as the barcode is different and you’re following the rules of one store and one manufacturer per single item.”
  • And finally, she suggests a way to possibly get more than one of the same mobile coupon: “In my experience you can. I have a friend that never shops Target because it’s a half hour drive when he has WM & Meijer basically across the street. When he comes to visit me, he does the Target texts so I can use his. We’ve done 2 of the same mobile coupon from 2 phones/barcodes in one transaction before and it worked. YMMV as far as cashier resistance to trying, though.”

Walmart

  • An idea from feelgood: “The $5 Minute Maid Walmart $5 gift card deal is still going on. Minute Maid is now $1.88 at Walmart, but can be price matched at $1.29 from the Eurofresh or Butera ad. After price matching and using the $1.00/4 printable, it becomes a $0.84 moneymaker!”

Reader deals 8/27/14

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.

Costco

  • Christina M. comments: “The Costco in Oak Brook has an Oregon table wine called Evolution for $11. It’s an excellent white blend and is $15 at Binny’s and on the winery’s website. We paid $40 for it at a restaurant before finding it at Costco!”
  • CHRISTINE says: “Beware of the bacon! I like to put mine in the oven on a cookie sheet with foil or a cooling rack below it. My family did not care for it this way. I had to fry it. It is really fatty. It fell apart when I separated it too. I didn’t care for it.”
  • Denise shares: “Our college kids take bags of the [Namaste blend] gluten-free flour with them when they go to school. One is gluten-free, the other has gluten-free friends and they both swear by this flour. They particularly like it for pancakes and the non-gluten free folks like them too”

Groupon

  • On the Chromecast, Karen warns: “My husband bought one new for $35 a couple months ago.    The signal was not strong enough ( we have max internet speeds) and it didn’t work right for us.”

Jewel

  • Raegan posts on Facebook: “I saw a bunch of [Bob's Red Mill] on clearance at Antioch Jewel. Might be worth looking for.

Meijer

  • A heads up from Sabrina: “Just an FYI..I bought the hefty odor shield lemon 45ct box today and my mperks didn’t come off. I noticed right away so I showed the cashier the mperks and she manually deducted $3.”
  • From juli: “The meijer brand ketchup has no hfcs :)”

Reader requests

  • Becky is wondering: “Hi Rachel, Have you or anyone else subscribed through [discountednewspapers.com]? Is this a reputable company? I’ve never heard of them until now. Thanks for any advice!”
  • Deanna posts on Facebook: “Does Costco regularly carry other Horizon Organic Products? I have been wondering where I could get a good deal for creamer, heavy whipping cream, milk, cheese, etc but don’t have a membership at Costco
  • Melissa responds: “Costco has quite a few organic items (not sure about the horizon brand specifically). I bought organic humus about a month ago and it was fantastic.
  • From anne: “Peaches [or anyone]–Which [Jewel] location did you find the cheddar [Food Should Taste Good chips] in?? That’s actually the flavor I’d like to try and the two locations near me only have jalapeño and multigrain…Thanks for your help!!”
  • Sanee on Facebook is wondering too: “Can anyone tell me which jewel location has the cheddar flavored chips?? Thanks!!”

School lunches

  • From ellen for a homemade chicken soup: “I have a 12 qt. stock pot that I use for chicken noodle soup. I take a washed whole chicken and put it in the pot with enough water to cover it. i add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and let it go untill the chicken is very tender and starts to fall apart. I take the chicken out of the pot and let it cool a bit so i can pull all the meat off of it. i like to leave the chicken in good sized pieces. Then i put the chicken meat back in the pot with a pound of peeled and sliced carrots, a big onion diced and as much sliced celery as you like. I also add either sage or thyme to taste. I simmer that for about another hour or so. I suppose you could add the uncooked noodles right to the soup but for some reason i have always cooked my noodles seperately and then added them to the soup. Check your soup for seasonings and you should be good to go.”
  • Jen k says: “Lunch ideas: homemade lunchAbles – put some lunch meat or cheese plus crackers and raisins/craisins. We have a lunch container with divided compartments so we do that type of lunch almost daily. Also veggies and dip. My older daughter likes to make her own wraps with hummus and turkey. Many leftovers can go in the thermos: Mac and cheese, pasta, meatballs. Sloppy joe meat, chicken soup, hot dogs cut up… We use a Yumbox for Ms. 7 – she only has to open the lid and all compartments are accessible. It saves time having to open 5 different containers, and she actually eats all of her lunch. Better yet, she loves to MAKE her lunch! The “dip” container is truly leakproof.”
  • Kelly shares: “Lunch Ideas: Here are 2 ideas that worked well for my kids. Chip Pizzas a.k.a chips & salsa & shredded cheddar. I bag everything separately–Tostitos Scoops, salsa, and shredded cheese. They dip and sprinkle. Idea #2 is cereal. Not very clever but always a sure-fire winner and quick to make on those hurried mornings. Most schools provide milk so I put their cereal in a Tupperware bowl and they are good to go.”

Reader deals 8/26/14

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

  • Artie says: “This was the ‘Cooks Illustrated’ runnerup best grill pan. The winner costs $160.00″

Catalinas

  • From focadima, for the various Kraft deals: “Mio is still on a catalina deal… MiO, MiO Energy, MiO Fit Liquid Water Enhancers 8/11/14 – 9/7/14 Buy 2 Get a $1 Catalina Buy 3 Get a $2 Catalina Buy 4 Get a $3 Catalina”

Coupons

Dollar General

  • Shandelle: “Noticed in the Dollar General add that they have 10 ct BIC stic pens for $.50 this week. Use the $1/2 coupon if you have any left or price match at Walmart, which is what I plan to do. No DG near me.”

Ikea

  • A reminder from Charlotte: “And don’t forget, Tuesdays kids eat free :)”

Information

  • Don posts on Facebook: “Its Baaaaaaack !!!He is referring to pink slime, in this article. There are a couple more articles here and here.

Jewel

  • A tip from Patty for those finding limited Food Should Taste Good flavors: “Try getting a rain check. Then, when the other flavors come in, you can try them. And don’t forget to print out your coupons too, or they might be gone by the time you need them.”

Reader requests

  • From karen: “does anyone have a suggestion for a deal on car rental in the chicago area for the Labor day weekend? Looks like we need to rent a car to get to a wedding in Chattanooga !”
  • VB asks: “Looking for school lunch ideas last year I gave up and don’t want to do that this year. So far I have found my kids like pulled pork( I had enough for 8 lunches after dinner score!), chicken salad, tuna, waffles, hot dog. Looking to stay away from lunchables and am looking for homemade chicken noodle soup recipes since I think they would like that. Anyone have any recommendations on lunch ideas that a 3 yr old and 6 yr old would like and would keep in a lunch box or thermos?”
  • An idea from erin: “would they eat pinwheels? put cream cheese and whatever meat/veg they like on a tortilla. roll up and slice in 1 in 1pinwheels’.”
  • Sent over by james: “regarding the Walmart/ground beef/hamburger helper $6.44 rebate from May 2014. Has anyone else had difficulty getting the rebate? does anyone have any contact information? I contacted General Mills and they told me to contact Walmart. How?”
  • Veronica is wondering: “Can you do more than one of the spend 30 get a 10 gift card [at CVS]? My receipt doesn’t say. It says needed 30 spent 30 Thanks”

Target

  • Elizabeth sends over: “The 16.2 oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch was included in the Buy 5 get a $5 Gift Card deal. Despite what the tag below says, these were also on temporary price cut for $2.50. And… I used my last $1/1 cereal coupon from the 4/20 Tribune (along with two $1/2). Net cost for five bigger boxes = $4.50.”
    target cereal

Ultra Foods

  • From letsshop: “Also don’t think I seen this posted ,but Coke,Pepsi and 7Up soda all are on sale 4 for $8.88 good time to use those $1.50 coupons we printed exp.8/31 ! not sure about exp. rules on printed coupons .” They will take them 30 days expired just like any other coupon.

Walgreens

Walmart

  • Nora shares: “I saved 30 cents on a green pepper through Savings Catcher and another 40 cents on a bag of baby carrots. As others have noted, it works on produce items that are sold per item, rather than by weight.”

Reader deals 8/24/14

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

  • Outlander found Nivea shaving cream: “Another cheap thing on Amazon. There’s $2 Q, and it’s also part of Buy 3 Get 1 free. “
  • Heather on the Izze deal: “No, They are way cheaper at Costco. I believe their around 11.99.”

CVS

  • A question from ellen: “if anyone has a good scenario on foundation and/or powder can you please post here? i am almost out of powder and my foundation supply is getting low. i am not brand specific so any kind will suffice. thanks.”

Jewel

  • Kari O. asks: “Has anyone seen 25¢ Affy Tapples single apples at Jewel-Osco? I saw this on IG but their “Red Alert” pricing is SO random at every location. Hoping it’s at all locations but feeling doubtful.” She adds: “I think they’re delicious as long as you refridgerate them first, then slice them off the stick. The center gets mushy.”

Kmart

  • Check your SYWR account, because Felicia sends over: “I logged into my acct last night and saw that I have $88 in surprise points for shoes. (!!!) I don’t know how I got so lucky. Athletic shoes for the family are buy one, get one 50% off so I got my dd2 a couple pr for the winter and a pair for myself. I also had $10/$50. I walked away not paying anything and still have points to buy more shoes!”

Menards

  • Kari O. reports: “I noticed yesterday at Menard’s they had 20 ct Frito-Lays Classic multipack chips on sale for $4.99! Cheaper than the last Amazon deal and Sam’s Club. :)”

Reader requests

  • From Carlyn on Facebook: “I’m in the market for a rug steam cleaner. Any advice/deals? attachment for cleaning the couch would be a bonus!

Target

  • Kari O. is wondering: “Does anyone know what day Targets meat department does markdowns? Hoping to triple stack with a $2 off coupon. :)”
  • Krystle shares: “Bought Laughing Cow @ $2.79 and Babybel @ $2.99, total $5.78. Used $1/1 printables for both, but to my surprise the $1/$5 Target mobile coupon for market pantry cheeses applied to my purchase. So after Ibotta, my total was $1.78 for both!!! While scrutinizing my receipt, I also noticed cartwheel discounts for items I did NOT have selected on my CW. Has this happened to anyone else? I normally check my items as I throw them in my cart. But my DH was randomly grabbing things. I thought this was strange. Oh and don’t forget about the FREE Colgate toothbrush with $1/1 Colgate mobile coupon (text Thanks), auto adjusts at register.” I had that once with Cartwheel, where all of the applicable offers came off, regardless of whether I had selected them. I have no idea why it happened that time and not others where I forgot to check and add.

Reader deals 8/23/14

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

Apps

  • Shandelle says: “ALSO I think the exp date on the Laughing Cow Ibotta rebate varies per user. I have 2 phones in my household, when I redeemed one the other day it told me it expired Friday night like you posted. My other phone shows exp of midnight 8/24. My mom’s phone shows exp of midnight 8/25. She unlocked the rebate after me, maybe it depends on when you unlock it.”

Coupons

  • Valentina S. shares: “Got the e-mail from Chobani on 8/23/14 at 4:15 a. m.: ‘We’re happy to hear you received our coupon! Unfortunately, the coupon you printed had an error and should be discarded. Please see the link below to redeem the Buy One Get One Free coupon we intended to send.’ Oops, I redeemed the first 2 coupons at Meijer. They didn’t scan, but the self checkout associate entered them for me. The coupons don’t have stated face value.”
  • Jane says: “I got this same email from Chobani early this morning! I already used 1 coupon at Jewel the other night and it is the one that scanned in at 99c and I did think that was odd. So I re-printed the new coupon with the link they sent and it says max value $1.39. The old one has a max value of 30 cents! That’s why it isn’t scanning at Walmart I bet. Why it came up 99c @ Jewel is another story. I am just glad we got to the bottom of it. I was afraid the new one may have certain flavors written on coupon, which I can never find around here!”

Jewel

  • From comicbob: “The Jewel in Lake Zurich told me they have a free cookie club for kids as well (for those who don’t like fruit?)” They do. The card is just a thing for the kids and doesn’t need to be scanned. You just go to the bakery and ask. Most times, I have been offered a cookie as well :).
  • Outlander comments: “They do and there’s a card for it too, except you don’t need it at all. There are always cookies to take on the bakery counter, so the kids just take it. But I never remember the fruit, since my store never got the cards in and never know anything about it when I do remember to ask.” I haven’t seen cookies on the counter, we just ask. I guess it will vary by store.
  • Kari O. says: “Yeah, my kiddos get a cookie first and an apple or banana to go. :)” Mine too!

Meijer

  • From feelgood: “Even cheaper at Meijer. Ziploc 50 ct sandwich bags are $1.99. Buy 4 for $7.96. Use two $2/2 MQ‘s and one $1/2 Target coupon. Now it’s $2.96 for 4. You get a $2.00 Catalina which comes out after your 3rd Ziploc…you can scan that through as payment if you’re at self-serve. Total cost is $0.96 for 4 Ziploc! I actually had 2/$3 Ziploc rainchecks which I used tonight, so it was a one dollar MM for me.”

Menards

  • Kari O. reports: “In store the FAR ladies socks actually included youth as well! Picked up a pack for both my kiddos (toddler and kindergartener)! Although the sizes were really slim in Fox Lake. Lots of girls styles but only two boys and we took the last pack with black, white and grey colors.”

Target

  • Helen found Sunbutter: “Temporary Price Cut at my Target (Kenosha) for $4.97 through 9/6!”

Walgreens

  • Shandelle shares: “If your cashier is willing to scan the RR first, stuff might go through correctly? I don’t know, maybe the stars just aligned for me earlier tonight. I bought another Clearasil tube for $5.49, 3 Glade scented oil warmers ($1 each wyb 3) and a pack of the $.19 erasers as a filler. I gave the clerk my $3 RR from Almay yesterday first, then 3 $1 Glade printables and then the $1 Clearasil coupon.. all scanned without any problems. So who knows! And side point, if you buy the free Glade scented oil warmers, you can submit for $.75 back from Checkout 51 for a nice money maker (too bad the Ibotta offers expired, though). The Glade scented oil warmers are $1 each wyb 3 through 8/30.”
  • Jane comments: “I think Kroger used to accept RR from Walgreens and so did Walmart. I have not tried to use them there for months, does anyone know if they still take them? Thanks!”

Walmart

  • Nora tried Savings Catcher: “Thank you for posting this. I submitted mine online and have already gotten $7.62 back on three dinky receipts from this past week. One thing that is worth pointing out: Savings Catcher will NOT cover BOGOs – if you have those, you will still need to price match at the register.”
  • A point from Shandelle: “One of the things I really like about Savings Catcher is that because I travel quite a bit and shop outside the Chicago area sometimes, where I’m not familiar with stores and seeing the ads.. it’s doing that extra work for me. I go back and forth between Indianapolis and Chicago at least once per month to visit family. I try to check their sales before my trips but I miss stuff. Savings Catcher is awesome to pick up the slack for local stuff! :)”
  • She adds: “Someone somewhere (wish I could remember where I read it) said that they had already price matched in the store and got back additional money because Savings Catcher spotted an even lower price!”
  • And: “You can also download the Walmart app for iphone (and presumably Android) and once you register your phone and login to your walmart account, you can just scan the receipt in about 2 seconds, select purchase date and submit. I just installed the app today after typing in all the #s online and the app works beautifully.”
  • On Bic Brite Liners, Outlander says: “They are still $0.69 or $0.79 at Wags through today. I bought a bunch since its hard to find green highlighters and some teachers specifically request them.”

Reader deals 8/22/14

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

  • A find from Outlander: “Good deal on hazelnuts on Amazon if you like them for baking or whatever. Only $7.65/lb. with 20% S&S. I checked at Caputo’s 2 days ago and it was $12.99/lb.”

Costco

  • Rebecca comments: “Costco usually has Hansens, Apple & Eve, and their own Kirkland varieties, which are 100% juice or (even better in my opinion) watered-down juice, and nothing more. You can also get Hansens and Apple & Eve at most grocery stores.”

Coupons

  • Jane noticed: “It shows in the preview of the Walgreens ad that there is $1 Wet n Wild coupon in Sundays paper. I’m not sure if this is a new one or not or if it says you must buy more than $1 this time either? We will see….”

Food 4 Less

  • To get digital coupons, Valentina S. says: “Food 4 Less is a Kroger store. I registered here

Meijer

  • Tori shares: “I just came back from the Meijer in Aurora. They have all clearance clothes an extra 25% off what they are marked. I’m not sure if it’s all clearance because I was in a hurry, but got some boys athletic shorts for $3.38, boys jeans for $7.35, girls swimsuit $4.50, and even mens cargo shorts for $9.”
  • Something to look for from Maria: “On my mPerks, I had a coupon for 10 free 4×6 single image prints with the restriction that I had to print from the Meijer mobile app to store. The offer expires 8/23. I think this is a new feature on the Meijer mPerks app.”

Menards

  • Jane says: “I see the Gum 2 packs of toothbrushes are $1.49 BOGO and we have an insert coupon for 55c/1 Gum product. Does Menards allow a coupon on the free item? I’m guessing not but I really have not read their policy. Even if you use just 1 coupon, that makes 24 cent toothbrushes after the deal. Not bad if you need them. (they say super soft, which does sound nice on my gums…no pun intended!)”
  • A question from Sally: “Did anyone get papers at Menard’s Joliet last Saturday? My inserts were very thin, like Suntimes inserts.”

Rebates

  • Shandelle shares: “I can’t remember who it was that asked in the last couple days but regarding the Clearasil free after MIR questions concerning needing the UPC off the package. I just noticed on their facebook page they’ve responded to people saying you can either include a photo of the UPC along with the rebate form -or- more simply you can just write down the UPC on a post-it or something and include it with your submission. I plan to just take a screenshot of this Facebook reply & print it out to send along with the UPC written down, just to cover my bases.”

Target

  • To go with the $2.00/2 Ziploc, Cari points out: “Totally Target posts there is a Target $1/2 as well.” Note that the Target coupon is only for the 20-50 ct.
  • And Krystle noticed: “New Target mobile Q’s, text THANKS. Includes a 75 cents off of 2 Ziploc items (food storage and wrap). So $1.16 each for the 100 count sandwich bags.”
  • Andi has a possible use for the $1.50/1 coupon: “Spotted Infant’s Advil on clearance at Target in the Baby aisle for around $4.”

Ultra Foods

  • From susie: “There is a $1 coupon in the 6-29 RP that expired on July 27 for the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.”

Walgreens

  • An idea from Kitty: ” Lets All Complain to Walgreens. Here is the Walgreens customer service number……….1-800-925-4733. I called them today, nicely explained how unhappy I was with the new RR wording and rules and how that will affect my not shopping at Walgreens in the future. If each one of us took 5 minutes to do this, maybe it would have some effect.”
  • Shandelle shares: “Last year I went through a self check at Walmart and tried to scan a Walgreens RR just to see what would happen but it was rejected. And I know their system will scan normal manufacturer cents off catalinas, so I don’t think WM takes them. No idea about Kroger, since we don’t have any in the greater Chicago area. I saw a comment on KCL where someone said I think Publix takes them? But we don’t have those here either so not certain.”
  • Jane adds: “Yes, Steve right above my comment said Publix takes RR. I will have to re-read Krogers policy again to check, but several years ago I was talking to the CS girl at Kroger and she said they took them then but I do believe policy has changed. They were denying my Driscolls (printable) coupons if they were worth more then 75% of the price of the product, but since have changed that policy. They now accept printables just like insert coupons. I think they were afraid of fraud because people would make copies and the checkers were not trained to spot them. I will send my RR to my friend in TN to use at Publix if I get stuck with any! She will love that since she sends me any rebates for beer they cannot do there in TN.”

Walmart

  • Mandy reports: “Someone asked about the Rave trial size hair sprays a few days ago. I found them at the Bloomingdale, IL Walmart a few hours ago for .97 each. The bin was about 1/2 full , so I would guess about 20-30 of them. That is after I bought 1!”