Reader Deals 1/31/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Coupon Codes

  • MaryB sent some coupon codes, “I have six separate coupon codes for six separate FREE 12 month subscriptions to GQ.Expire today!!! Hope someone can use them! “Redeem your special bonus subscription in 3 easy steps: Step 1:  go to gq.com/giftpack Step 2:  type in the special redemption code Step 3:  Fill in your name and address.” REDEMPTION CODES:  FNVERT, HKHUVP, ROXUGQ, ITU8K2, OIQ3R1. Not sure if the “O” is a capital O or a zero.”

Jewel

  • Zuanne reports on a Deal of the Week, “Nature’s Bounty vitamins & supplements are BOGO, so I got 2 bottles of 120 count odorless fish oil capsules for $11.59.  Used two “$3 off fish oil or Co-Q10″ coupons from the 1/4 RP and a Catalina printed for $4 off my next shopping order. Not sure which “select varieties” are included or will produce the Cat, but it was a nice surprise!”
  • Terri reports on her deals, “Tried the MyMixx today. Couldn’t find the Sparkling water but my husband grabbed a 12 pack of A&W along with 3 coke products and it gave the root beer free and still rang the others up at $2.77! It also let me stack a McD’s coffee coupon in hand with the MyMixx one I clipped. With the $5.00 off it was a nice trip! Also, my clearance had a bunch of Olay Regenerist and Pro X items and clearance too for $4.99! There are P&G coupons for right now!!!”

Meijer

  • Katrice sent a deal, “Since this is meijer related, stopped in to grab Hefty paper plates & taco bell shells on sale. They had extra 50% off clearance toys and games.  Used 10% general merchandise meijer perks for toys and 5% perks for grocery. Scored two games to play with my luv bug!!”

Reader Requests

  • Liz reports, “snap is out of pistachio rebates already…anyone know of a good almond deal for the 2.50 rebate?”

Restaurants

  • Jen comments, “I don’t know if restaurants limit the Restaurant Week reservations (my guess is many do), but I do know the best places tend to book really early, so if you’re interested in some place get on it ASAP! You do need to look at the info closely because you’re usually choosing from a special small menu. (The Restaurant Week website links to the menus.) If that menu includes stuff you like it’s great, but if you’re pickier or just wanted something else, it’s not such a good deal. The value can also vary–some places only give you cheap options so it’s not really a huge discount. But DH and I love trying new restaurants, and this is a wonderful way to do that. There’s also a similar “Chicago Chef Week” that happens some time in March. And there’s a North Shore Restaurant Month that happens in February that includes casual as well as fancy restaurants: http://cnscvb.com/special/resmonth/restaurant.php

Walgreens

  • Tamara has a question about her deal,”At the Walgreens at 410 N Michigan Ave, the Trident gum 18pk was on sale for $.49.  I was able to use the in-ad coupon to get 500 points on 2.  $.98 and 500 points – almost like 2 packs for $.48, or $.24 each.This is my question – the in-ad coupon says $.69 each, Limit 3, 500 points on 2.  Usually the “Limit 3″ would be how many you could buy at that price in one transaction, but is there a limit on how many times I can get the 500 points on 2 using the in-ad coupon?  Can I buy 4 in one transaction and get 1000 points?”
  • Tamara updates, “Never mind… The 500 points on 2 had nothing to do with the coupon.  Bought 14 more packs at .49 each and got 3,000 points.”

Reader Deals 1/30/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Auto Show

  • Charlotte sent this,”if you’re looking to go to the Auto show, check with your local Chevy dealer for free tickets. In the past I’ve had to fill out forms to get the tickets, but this year they just gave them to me. Keep in mind that parking is $14-22.”

Dunkin Donut

  • Swimpg commented on the Dunkin Donut DDperks Free Coffee, “$5 Bonus offer until 2/6. Use Dunkin Mobile App from Google Play or iTunes and – register a gift card – or purchase a DD gift card on the app for $2 or more and use promo code BONUS”

Home Depot

  • Charlotte, “The Home Depot in Bolingbrook had (up to) 75% off pet food today. I saw large (30-40lbs?) bags of Pedegree Pal for $8/bag.”

Jewel

  • Diane asks a question about the Free Mama Lucia Meatballs, “Am I looking in the wrong place?  I went to the Westmont Jewel because I had a lot of coupons from that week and they were marked $3.99.  I was looking in the frozzen food meat aisle.”
  • Kay replies, “They are in the case along the back wall”
  • Caroline sent some information, “The (old Jewel) cards still generate Catalinas, tho. I scanned my card, got a “welcome MyMaxx user” and 3-4 Cats”

Meijer

  • Liz reports on a Wonderful Pistachio deal,”Meijer has 16 oz on sale for 5.99, its a 2 day sale plus 5% off on mperks..I think I will run over there  ty for the heads up! I called around wanted to get some quick before snap runs out”

Online Shopping

  • Brandy comments on the Crocs deals, “I just bought two pairs (black and brown) and really like them… but I’m a size 8 (in ALL shoes), but had to take these back and get a size 7. No 1/2 sizes. It’s $7.50 to ship back (buyer pays return shipping) for exchange or return, but you can exchange or return free at any Crocs store (not retailer, STORE). There’s one at the Aurora outlets, so I exchanged there and was able to try on. Good return and exchange policy and I like that these clean easily, will last forever and look cute with dressier clothes.”
  • Focadima also has a comment, “I bought these flats at 6pm before Christmas– I am a 6.5 so i ordered a 7 wayyyyy too big. So I gave them to dd and bought myself a 6- a bit too small :( BUT I am wearing them  and they are stretching more each time.very comfy and keep my foot warm even without socks”

Restaurants

  • VB reports, “Not sure if you posted about this… It is restaurant week!!!  I have never heard of this so I am so excited about this.  You can get Lunch (most are 3 courses) for $22 and dinner for $33 or $44 at some fancy schmancy (well at least to me they are) restaurants.  It goes from 1/30 to 2/12 (maybe plan an early Valentine’s dinner to beat the crowds and get a good deal!). Has anyone done this? How was it?  It says to call and reserve so I am wondering if the restaurants limit the number of reservations for this deal.”
  • Peaches comments, “I have never done restaurant week, but I have heard that you can get some really good deals on lunch at high end restaurants that you would not be able to afford any other time.  You can purchase a lunch for $25, at a restaurant that would cost you $150 to purchase a dinner any other week.  As far as I know they do not limit the number of reservations they make during restaurant week.  Probably 90% of the restaurants are in Chicago though.  There are only 11 restaurants in the whole Northern suburbs participating in restaurant week, with four of them being in Evanston”

Ultra

Reader Deals 1/29/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Catalinas

  • From Sarah, “Just a heads up on the Farm Rich catalina.  I received the notification in the past week or so when checking out at Meijer.  It is valid on 16 oz or larger so double check your sizes!”

Jewel

  • Lynn comments on Deals of the Week, “On the buy 4 Canada Dry, get 2 free Orville Redenbacher 3-packs, note that the OR is BOGO, so you get; 4 popcorn and 4 sodas for $3.96.  The machine didn’t want to take my coupon and I didn’t argue (“too few items purchased”), but I think you should be able to stand your ground and use 2 $1 q’s and get the whole thing for $1.96!  I could be out of date on Jewel’s coupon policy, but think that’s right.”
  • Dani has suggestion for using your Mymixx number on Savingstar, “ok.  I just entered mymixxx phone number in both tabs and it worked.  So, if you are new to saving star, you just register for mymixx and then go to savingstar and added “new card” which would be your mymixx number.  I figure if I don’t have to carry around a card, then I will register for savingstar.”

Meijer

  • Feelgood has a comment on the Two Day Sale, “Check your stash for Jack’s Pizza $.75/1 printables from a few months ago. They had very long expiration dates, mine don’t expire until 3/31/15.”
  • More on deals of the week from Feelgood, “Another good advertised deal this week is Kraft 12 oz Cheese Singles for $2.00. There’s an mPerks coupon (exp 1/31/15) for $1.00 off, making it just $1.00.” and “Went shopping to the Homer Glen Meijer Wednesday night and scoped out the Farm Fresh, regular shelf price is $5.99 each. If you do the deal Friday or Saturday using the mPerks 5% off, the deal for three would be $11.98, minus $.60 (5% off) = $11.38. Minus two $1.50/1 coupons = $8.38, minus a $5.00 OYNO, for a net cost of $3.38, or $1.13 each!”
  • Some coupons to look for from Feelgood, “Also check your stash for DiGiorno B2G1F printables from about a month ago, mine expire 1/31/15.  Figuring on buying in sets of three, paying $9.00 after coupon, and getting a $2.00 OYNO, for a net cost of $7.00, or $2.33 each.”

Reader Requests

  • Nilo answers a question about the Canon Laser Printer from yesterday, “couponnurse, i have a canon pixma too and i use remanufactered ink in it only. i stick with ink for dummies as that one does work in my printer. i have used a different on (don’t remember the name) and it did not work. maybe try a different one.”
  • Artie also has a response, “Couponnurse,I have used Canon printers for over 20 years,used generic ink and have never had problems. I currently buy them on Amazon from a company called  TonerPlusUSA and end up paying less than $1.00 a cartridge for a Canon MX892 printer.”
  • SoapboxTray has a question on Midweek Meal Planning, “Question on this topic, does anyone use an app or anything to keep track of what is stored in freezers? I have 3 freezers and am always digging around trying to figure out what I have meat wise. Curious if something with scanning bar codes… would be nice. Maybe wipe boards in my basement by the freezer? Would love to know how others keep track. Thanks!”

Target

  • Cindy points out a deal to go with the Cheap Hot Chocolate, Cheap Cookies deal, “There is also a 10% off 10 count Swiss Miss Cocoa on cartwheel.
  • Kay asks about the cookie deal, “Has anyone done the Keebler cookie deal with any cookies other than the S’mores? The Sandies did not work at my Target.”

Reader Deals 1/28/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Coupons

  • Aggie found this a possible use for the $1.50 off Perdue Simply Smart Breaded Chicken, “I  don’t know what a good price is for this item because I don’t buy it,  but Walmart has this on sale for $5.48 so $3.98 with coupon.  The picture I saw for the ad had gluten free. The blog was Cookoo for Coupons.”

Dollar Store

  • Joanna found this deal, “hello , i find Gevalia vanilla latte k_cups in dollar store in chicago ridge ,and in 1/11 ($1.00/2 SS2) we had a coupon for any gevalia product.”

Freebies

Groupon

  • Raegan sent suggestion on there’s a Groupon for that, “Might I suggest a facial? Especially if the kids are swimming in Lake Geneva, take a 20 minute drive to RED’s Skincare, there’s a Groupon for that!”

Heads Up

  • Julie sent this, “A heads up to anyone who stocked up on Quaker Instant Oatmeal last October at Jewel when they had the big Quaker sale with the $1/2 tearpads out.  My hubby opened a new box of Apples and Cinnamon and found weird black/brown moldy stuff at the top of most of the pouches near where they are glued shut.  The date code on the box was JUN 07 15 L2 45.  You can see the weird stuff up in the top of the pouch even without opening them.  If you have any boxes with this date code, I would recommend contacting Quaker.  My husband posted a photo to their wall when he contacted them in case anyone has this date code but isn’t sure what to look for.  We have some other boxes with different codes and they don’t seem to be affected.”

Jewel

  • John W. has a comment on the weekly deals, “Pringles aren’t $2 after the buy 8 deal, they are $1. So, you could buy 8 pringles, buy 4 7-Up, get 2 Orville free. Use 2 $1/3 pringles, use 2 $1.50 off coupons, use $1/2 Orville and pay $5.96 for 14 items, or about 42 cents each. Or buy 2 pringles for $1.50 each, 4 7-Up, 2 Orville, use 2 $1.50 coupons, $1/2 Orville, and pay $2.96 for 8 items, or 37 cents each.”
  • Joy reports, “I just got a 1.00 cat. for buying 2 digiorno pizza at jewel” (The national Catalina deal runs through 2/1: Buy two, get $1.00 OYNO. Buy three, get $2.00 OYNO. Buy four or more, get $3.00 OYNO.)

Mariano’s

  • Soapboxtray sent a use for the New Morningstar Farms coupon catalina deal, “I used the coupons today at Mariano’s they usually have the same cat deals but I didn’t get anything. Coupons doubled though so I ended up paying approx 1.19-1.58 a box after doubles.”

Meijer

  • Liz found these deals, “at the Niles Meijer, stove top turkey flavor stuffing is 1.25 with a 1.00 off 1 mperk coupon for .25 stuffing, there is also a 1.00 off 1 mperk for dole dippers and they have chocolate almond on clearance for 1.99 making them .99,  They also have on clearance jalapeno poppers(frozen case on end) normally 10.99 on clearance for 5.49 by Farm Rich 38 oz….I had a 1.50 coupon from a recent insert”
  • Maria B sent over a catalina alert to go with the Meijer Two Day Sale, “I received a Cat alert at Meijer for Jack’s Pizza which matches up nicely. 1/26/15 – 2/22/15. Buy 3 and get a $1 Catalina. Buy 4 and get a $2 Catalina. Buy 5 or more and get a $3 Catalina”

Reader Requests

  • Couponnurse has a question on the Canon Laser Printer,”Can this take a remanufactured cartridge/ink?  I have a Canon Pixma Printer that only takes Original Canon Ink and it gets quite expensive in the long run. Can anyone suggest of a good printer that takes remanufactured cartridge/Ink? Thanks.”

Target

  • Kari O. found some deals, “Target in McHenry closes Saturday, but as part of their closing all clearance clothes get an extra 30% off and stacks with Cartwheels 20% off offer.I got a C9 tank top that retailed for $16.99 for $2.84! I got a bunch of kids clothes for super cheap and even found Goldtoe 6 pack of socks for $2.xx each. Plus some clothes for me and a few things for the hubby. Paid less than $40 and walked out with 4 bags full. The savings almost makes up for the depressing nature of a store closing…. Almost. :'( “
  • Cari reports this deal, “I did the cheese-it deal today too. Grabbed 6 boxes of those along with 2 Keebler town house and 2 club. Used 3 $1/2 cheese it coupons and 2-$1/2 townhouse/ club tear pads. Paid $1/box plus tax.”
  • Kara reports on using her Yoplait coupon, “Printed on Sunday, redeemed at Target this evening. Register automatically adjusted down to .59 (price of one cup). Woo, free yogurt!”

Reader Deals 1/27/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Jewel

  • Jennyh sent this, “Found a deal at Barrington jewel.  Size 4 jewel brand diapers are 3.49/ pack I think packs are 31 per pack so for that large size its a good deal.  I bought 4 packs but there are more in the seasonal aisle.”

Reader Requests

  • Jennifer asks, “Do you know if there are any websites that tell where the deals are on Restaurants?  Like:  Half price pizza Wednesday, or B1G1 Burger Thursday, etc.”
  • Outlander has a question, “Does anyone have a phone number for EBay Customer service. All I can find is to contact them online. Thanks.”

Target

  • Lisa comments on the Keebler Cookie deal, “Tried the new smores kind last night-they are good but only 8 cookies in the package! Also, cheeze-its are part of the $5 gc deal and a good price with $1/2 from this weekend. 5*$2.50 = 12.50 – $2(q) -$5gc = $5.50 for 5 BIG boxes!”

Walgreens

  • Tamara found this deal, “2 weeks ago I got a marked down Walgreens brand 180 ct melatonin for 4.39.  This week, they were a B1G1 deal and marked down farther, so I got 2 for $3.29.”

Reader Deals 1/26/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Jewel

  • Linette reports on the MyMixx coupons, “MyMix worked at the morris il location on Saturday jan 24 th.   The 10 digit phone number screen  for MyMix at checkout  is on the card scanner as they scan your groceries. I believe once they finish scanning and you can scan your card the MyMix  phone number option goes away.   Make sure you put your phone number in first!  Also loaded MyMix coupons on home computer did not use a smart phone and all clipped coupons I bought came off on the receipt.”
  • Pookie found some deals, “Awesome deal on Glade at Jewel, these prices are for all stores, some store might just have marked them down cheaper. Theres a new catalina for buy two Glade excluding 8oz aerosols get $1 ONYO, Buy three get $2, or four or more get $3! Buy two fancy sprays at $1.88 each. Buy two 8oz sprays at $0.88 each. Buy one wax melts at $1.78. Buy one warmer at $1.87. Use three $3/2 printables (NLA, but if you already printed it, use it here. There are also additional lower value Glade coupons in 12/7 SS2 and 1/11 SS1.). Pay $1 and get $3 ONYO. Get back $1 from Ibotta for the melts and $2 from Checkout 51!” Note that some of these are clearance prices.

Online Shopping

  • Susie has a comment on British Chocolate, “There is a taste difference for sure between authentic British/Irish Cadbury and the stuff produced in the US by Hershey. I found a website called www. FoodIreland.com and ordered a bunch of Tayto Crisps, Club Orange, Brennan’s bread and they had a bunch of chocolates on sale- all the winter clearance. I got 5-packs of assorted chocolates for $3 or $4. My local Irish store also carries all the imported Cadbury brands but costs more. FoodIreland has a larger assortment but you do have to pay for shipping.”

Taxes

  • Sue sent some information on Taxact, “I use this every year!  It’s great.  Then I do my state return on paper so no fees for either tax return!”
  • Andrew also sent some information, “Just to clarify, Federal e-file is free to anyone with TaxACt, no matter how complex the individuals tax situation. It is not restricted to simple returns like HR Block, TurboTax, etc. I filled mine for free several years ago, but happily pay the ~$10-$15 fee for the filing since it allows me to import previous years info and save time, as well as a few other helpful features. If I were willing to start from scratch every year, I could file for free if I wanted to.”
  • Kim also weighs in, “I have used TaxACT also for several years and I am very pleased. Like Andrew, I gladly pay the $10 fee to have all of my previous year’s info imported to the current return. This saves hours of time. My return is pretty complex, so I appreciate this. I do not use it to do my state return, however, as that is an additional charge and I can use the state’s system for free.”

Walgreens

  • Charlotte comments on the Prego deal, “Just don’t go to the Walgreen’s on Lily Cache (by old Food 4 Less) in Bolingbrook, they were empty this morning and are not expecting another shipment until Friday.”
  • Jesse found this deal, “Was at Walgreens yesterday and they had 5.5 oz gardettos on sale for 99 cents. Coupon in one of the inserts yesterday for buy 2 get 50 cents off (1/25 SS). 2 for $1.50!” (Savingstar also has “Save 50¢ when you buy TWO (2) BAGS any 3.7 OZ. OR LARGER Gardetto’s Snack Mix”)

Reader Deals 1/25/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Jewel

  • Laura sent some news about the fruit cards, “I asked on the Jewel-Osco Facebook page and they wrote back “We are happy to say that we will be having the fruit cards this year!” My mom just asked at another Jewel location and they asked the produce department and they said that the shipment of cards will arrive randomly at different stores so we just have to keep asking.”
  • Peaches reports on the Great Grains and Milk deal, “At the Jewel on Green Bay Road in WIlmette, they had Great Grains vanilla graham on clearance for $1.25. yesterday. There clearance department is way in the back of the store, right next to the milk.  When I scanned it  the scanner said it was $2.89, but when I took the cereal up to CS, it scanned at $1.25.  The cat you get for the milk though is only good for a week.”
  • Kari commented on the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox, These are also $7.99 at Jewel and isn’t there a coupon? (Yes, $1.50/1 in the 1/4 SS1)

Meijer

  • Feelgood sent this deal, “On Meijer mPerks, there’s a new FREE Yulu Aussie Style Yogurt coupon to clip, it expires Sunday 1/25. Had one earlier this week and redeemed it Friday, a new one appeared today! BTW, this yogurt is delicious!”

Reader Requests

  • Rosemary asks, “Thinking about summer…does anyone know how to get discounted tickets to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH? Thank you!”

Recipes

  • Missb2004 has a yogurt recipe, “I make my own yogurt too, but with my crock pot. I put 1/2 gal of whole milk into the crock pot, put the setting on low until the milk reaches about 175 degrees, then turn off the heat and let the milk come to about 115 degrees. Then I mix a cup of yogurt with a cup of warm milk, or yogurt culture in with a cup of warm milk, in with the milk in the crock pot. Place the lid back on, and wrap the entire crock pot in thick towels and blankets and let sit for 8-12 hours. Then I will strain through some muslin until the desired thickness is achieved, sometimes I don’t strain it at all. And refrigerate. It can keep for a week or so. It never lasts that long though, as I have three little boys that love yogurt, especially with some honey or maple syrup. I use it to make homemade frozen yogurt at times, and it’s wonderful. The strained of whey can be used in baking, making soup, and your plants will love it (never water plants with whey from making cheese though, it is too acidic). I know the steps sound like a lot, but honestly, most of it is just waiting.”

Turbo Tax

  • John sent some information on Turbo Tax, “The TurboTax offer is $25 if you used Deluxe last year to file your taxes and then bought Premier this year and used it to file your taxes. Note that if you’re a customer of State Farm Bank, you can get a download of Premier for $30 (not sure if Turbotax will honor the $25 with that, though).

Wayfair

  • Natstans sent a reply about the Wayfair question from yesterday, “I ordered 6 dining chairs  it was great     they were packed so well – not a problem or a scratch. customer service is also responsive”
  • Carol also has some comments, “Stacy – we ordered a kitchen set from Wayfair in September.  Typical pub height table and two chairs.  DH is handy, so he was able to assemble these w/o a problem.  Said it was one of the easiest assembly projects ever – holes lined up and correct hardware.  No scratches.  Packaged very well.  It came incredibly fast – 36 hours from when it was ordered. This set has no upholstery, so cannot comment on “cushiony comfort” for you, but the ordering process was great and I earned money to spend on a future purchase. Will not hesitate to order from them again.”

Reader Deals 1/24/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Dollar Tree

  • Dani reports on the possible free south beach diet snack bars, “just note that it only works on the snack bars.  my dollar store only had the regular bars and coupon didn’t work.  I was there so thought I would try it out.”

Friday Freebies

  • Continuing on the Burrito topic from yesterday, Feelgood reports. “Shopped at Meijer in Homer Glen last night, they had two varieties of Tina’s burritos. Their weekly ads often advertise Tina’s burritos, so other stores may have them, too”

Jewel

  • Feelgood found a coupon,  “There’s a $1.00/1 Sara Lee snacks coupon to clip on MyMixx” Sara Lee Snacks are tagged $2.00 right now. There is also a printable.
  • Laura also found a coupon for the New Essentials deals, “Also Wild Harvest Organic Facebook page has a new coupon for $1 off when you buy 2 Wild Harvest Frozen Vegetables.
  • LC has a question about MyMixx , “I tried to use it with my 10 digit number but it looked like it needed to enter 11 digits.For those it worked for, did you only need 10 digits for it to work?”
  • Brandy also reports on the some deals of the week, “MyMixx worked this morning at the Jewel on Naper Blvd. in Naperville for those Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza. Also, The deal on Bud Lt. 12pk bottles ($7.99) + 2 Red Baron pizzas ($3ea) =  $13.99 – Instant $5 savings gets sweeter. I unfortunately didn’t find peelies on the Red Baron and don’t have any other coupons… but did find a peelie for $2 off chips for buying a 12pk of Bud Lt. Totinos were $2.50, so ended up getting a 12pk of Bud Lt., 2 Red Baron Pizzas and 1 bag of Totinos for about $9.50.”

Online Shopping

  • Matt comments on refurbished desktop computers, “These are not bad. You can find similar deals like these over on Staples website. They are basically Vista era Dual Core machines that have been refurbished. A Windows 7 Home Premium copy on DVD is $100. So this is fairly cheap for a used machine not for sale on eBay. Although a serious user would want a bigger hard drive and more RAM. I think if you have a little more experience with computers it’s not a bad idea to pick up a used computer from someone like Regency Technologies on eBay. I’ve bought a couple computers from them and I think they are fairly reliable. The only exception being that some of the computer towers they sell do not include operating systems.”

Recipes

  • Nita has a yogurt recipe, “i make home made yougurt all time . 1)1/4 gallon  –2% or whole milk on gas stove until boil turn off.leave it until 20 mnts to cool down 2) Add 4spoon of yogurt culture (reg plain yogurt ) in to the boiled milk. mix well with hand mixer.and cover with top.I use small mason jars and divide it for each use 3)Turn on empty microwave for 2 minutes 4) mixed milk put it in microwave -do not turn on (just for temperature consistant) for 5-6 hour and it will be ready.5)You can put in refrigerate  for 7-10 days.
  • And another from Fran, “I make my own yogurt quite often, too, and pretty much do the same thing as Donna does. When it sits overnight, the temp needs to stay between 105 and 110 in order for the cultures to stay alive and multiplying. To do this, I wrap the covered pan in a couple of beach towels, then put it on a heating pad set on the lowest setting overnight. In the morning, I strain it through re-useable coffee filters (which btw, I just yesterday saw on clearance at Jewel for .99) You could use regular coffee filters, too, or even muslin cloth as a filter. I strain quite a bit of whey off to make it very thick; almost like cream cheese. The longer it strains, the thicker it will be. There are other recipes I’ve found as well on this site: http://nourishedkitchen.com/easy-homemade-yogurt-matsoni/ some of which are very, very easy. This site also has links with ideas for what to do with the leftover whey. Making yogurt is very easy and pretty fool proof as long as you follow the temperature guidelines to keep the cultures alive. Good luck!”
  • Letsshop comments, “You make it sound easy enough ,need to check if I still have a thermometer around ! Thanks about the tip on looking at carton to see if their are live cultures ! Thought it would be good with fresh fruit and maybe freeze for future deserts (: husband and I have a terrible sweet tooth at night ):And really want to loose some weight this year. Thanks Fran ,It sounds a little complicated maintaining  temp. And didn’t realize you had to strain it too !!! will give it try”
  • Kay responds, “Letsshop, my microwave has a probe and temperature cook setting. I put the probe in the milk and set the temp for boiling. The microwave turns off when the milk reaches the temp and then I leave the probe in and the microwave shows the temp as it falls to where I need to mix in the yogurt. Meanwhile I have my slow cooker on low with some water in it. After I mix in the yogurt, it goes into the slow cooker on low overnight. I don’t have to do anything to make this, except mix in the yogurt. When I make stuff on the stove or oven, I often forget about it (luckily my oven turns off if I set cook time). Using the microwave and slow cooker makes it goof proof. I don’t strain mine – just depends how you like it”
  • Paula sent some ideas, “Yes, we’ve made yogurt many times-mostly to avoid ALL the sugar/sweetener in the store-bought stuff.  I love this blog-she makes her own yogurt weekly and tells you all about the process: http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/skinny-secrets/healthy-homemade-greek-yogurt
  • More from Meg, “I am form India and we make ypgurt(Curd, as we call it) every single day. I don’t watch for temperature or do any measuring. I have been doing this for the past 18 years. I boil milk on the stove..I tried microwave but stove top is the best. I let it boil…just watch that it doen’t boil over.  I let it cool on the stove top until like luke warm …I touch with a finger(clean:)). I pour in a steel or ziploc container and add 1-2 tablespoon of old culture or yogurt. I keep it near the stove or on the counter top. I get a perfect yogurt in 3-4 hours in summer,…it takes about 6 hours in winter. We eat yogurt with rice everyday and I never bought store ones ever. May be one or twice to start a culture. All I can say is it is science but rocket science. :)”

Staples

  • FunSavingATon  comments 100 Hefty CinchSak odor block trash bags $10.99, “These are a breakroom item and quality for the 20% off breakroom coupon in the ad as well as the 25% back in rewards promo. Stack the $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from the 1/4 RP for a really good deal.”

Wayfair

  • Stacy has a question on the 10% Off Your First Purchase, “Has anyone ordered furniture from Wayfair? I’m considering ordering a sofa from Wayfair. I’m a little hesitant to order furniture without actually sitting on it, so I was hoping to hear from anyone who has ordered with them. Thanks!”

Reader Deals 1/23/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Amazon

  • Outlander sent some suggestions, “Don, if you like Mars, you gotta read this book (The Martian)!  I loved it! It’s not about aliens. I also recommend this movie (The Grand Budapest Hotel). It’s weird and funny and surprising and filled with stars. This is super cheap. Good for Valentines Day. 

Friday Freebies

  • Smart Shopper reports on  burritos on Friday Freebies, “Tina’s Burrito’s are not available at grocers such as Jewel, Mariano’s or Meijer.  See link below for stores in the midwest. http://tinasburritos.com/store-finder/regions/midwest-region/ Some local stores that carry Tina’s burritos are Caputos, Ultra Foods, Pete’s Fresh Market, etc. (These stores are not on Savings Star)
  • Valentina says, “I checked on the product locator. It showed Food4Less. I am planning to check it after work. She confirms, Food4Less does carry Tina’s burritos. I got 4 oz. beef & bean burrito. It qualified for Saving Star rebate. They are $0.50.”

How Many Papers

  • Feelgood reports on the coupons in the Tribune this Sunday, “Some other regions are getting Screamin’ Sicilian $2.00/1 coupons this weekend. Hoping we get them, too. Got BOGO rainchecks from Jewel just in case!

Hy-Vee

  • Shirley commented on the weekly deals, “Huggies and Yoplait Catalina are working at Hy-Vee. I believe 1/25 is the last day. Huggies diapers are on sale for $8.99 and yoplait individual yogurt cup is on sale 10 for $5.”

Jewel

  • Laura comments on deals of the week, “Went to Jewel in Minooka last night and the lady at the service desk said MyMixx will not work until the 28th. I asked about the Kids free fruit card and she didn’t have this years card but she said the old card’s still work. I didn’t try it though because I wasn’t sure if the cashier would know that.”
  • Laura also comments on New Essential Everyday coupons, “Essential Everyday has a new coupon save $1 when you buy any two bags of Essential Everyday frozen vegetables. Also the jewel brand coupons on the Jewel website are:  Save $1 when you buy 3 Essential Everyday canned vegetable items, 14 oz or larger. Save $1 when you buy 1 bag of Essential Everyday trail mix. Save $1 when you buy 3 cans of Essential Everyday kidney beans. Save $1 when you buy 2 boxes of Essential Everyday instant oatmeal. Save $1 when you buy 2 boxes of Essential Everyday popcorn. Save $1 when you buy 1 Essential Everyday dish detergent. Save $1 when you buy 1 Wild Harvest broth.”

Meijer

  • Savinlikeu found a deal, “Those little Flipz are also on the buy 10 get 1 free at Meijer and mperk 1/2 worked just fine :) We love those things!”

Reader Requests

  • Jolynn sent some info on making yogurt, “Ive made yogurt a lot,  no special yogurt machine needed.  I heated milk on stove. Mix with a yogurt container and moved to crockpot.  Crock pot goes in warmed oven overnight.  It was too loose for me so I drained in the fridge.  Look up receipes on line for necessary tempertures.   It was too much work for just me. My kids woundnt eat it.   Fun to try.  Go for it!”
  • Donna also has a yogurt recipe, “I also make my own yogurt about every other week.  It is so easy, and I don’t use a yogurt maker. I just heat a gallon of milk to about 180 degrees.  Let it sit on the stove until it cools to about 110 – 115 degrees.  Then you have to mix it with prepared yogurt (just make sure the container says ‘Contains Live and Active Cultures’.  you need those to make yogurt.  Then I have an insulated pack that I set my bowl in and cover with towels and put in a warm spot to sit and culture overnight. In the morning I have yogurt.  I strain some of the whey from the yogurt since I like it more the consistency of Greek Yogurt.”

Staples

  • Lilly found some deals, “Went to Staples in Glen Ellyn to take advantage of the hefty garbage bag deal and found a few clearance items! Puffs softpack tissues are $2 for a 3 count, vanity fair napkins are $4 for 400 count, and Special K protein bars are $4 a box.””

Target

  • Liz sent a deal, “on ibotta..for target there is a pic of green works laundry detergent..the 34 ct wipes matched this and is on sale for 2.64..1.00 rebate…50 bonus for buying 1..and they had 1.00 peelies at Rosemont target”
  • Allison found a try me free deal, “There is a new try me for Rain-X Upholstery Repel Guard at Target.”
  • Maureen found this, “Happy with this deal on BIC Soleil razors: bought four packages at $6.99, used two BOGO MQ (1/4 SS1) (-$13.98) and the 30% Cartwheel (-$8.40) = $5.58 for four packages.”

Reader Deals 1/22/15

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

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Amazon

  • Feelgood reports on the Color Changing Lightbulb, “Heads up if you ordered this item and did not receive it. I ordered this item December 4th, have not received it. Timeframe for delivery has passed, so filing a claim through Amazon.”
  • Don sent a link for a free “elevation mars” android app today only. He says, “3D Topographic Model of Mars Fully 3D rotation and view manipulation Raise and lower an artificial water level Select from a number of elevation coloring options Share imagery with your friends”

Butera

  • Brandy reports, “I very much dislike Butera as a market (produce is never very good), milk was $.99 and eggs were cheap as well (I think?). You have to spend $10, but I easily did that with a 12pk of beer that was also a decent price. Bacon is $2.99, which is cheaper than Aldi even.”

Check Out 51

  • Judy comments on Checkout 51, “Jewel Highland Park had a “try me free” rebate form on a display at for the Nature Valley® Nut Crisp Bars Dark Chocolate Almond or Salted Caramel Peanut varieties only.  Something to look out for.”

Coco Key

  • Liz reports on the Coco Key Half price deal, “I went to check the height restrictions on the slide and I noticed the day pass prices. Admission:Fridays: $10.00. Saturdays and Sundays: $15.00. So it isn’t quite half price.”

Container Store

  • Marsha says, “Some good holiday clearance at The Container Store – large, high quality rolls of wrapping paper (some of which didn’t look very Christmas-y!) at 90% off – $0.89. Some cute tins with stocking designs for $0.39. They also have stuff like wreath boxes, ornament boxes, etc at 50% off.”

Food For Less

  • Cathy comments on the Top 10 Deals,”DiGiorno Pizza is part of the buy 6 promo this week ($3.99 after instant savings).  I use printable $2 off 2 and received a cat for a dollar off next purchase.

Jewel

  • Mary Beth commented on the Jewel Deals of the week, “The MyMixx worked last night but the cashier was not sure how to do it and the customer service person said it doesn’t go live until next week but put in phone number and it worked.  It is just hard to find it on the receipt. Also on the McCormick Grill Mate – the tubs are not on sale for $1.00 it is the envelopes that are $1.00.  (They have the wrong picture in the ad.)”
  • Jane also has a comment on the deals of the week, “Has anyone seen if the special instant Quaker oatmeals are included in the buy 5 deal this week? The one where you can use the new $1/1 insert coupon on. I was just there doing the milk deal yet forgot to look for them too! Thanks.”
  • Also, we did the Bud Light/ Red Baron pizza deal and there are coupons that make it even a better deal. Buy 1-12 pack of Bud bottles ($7.99) plus 2 classic Red Baron frozen pizzas and you get $5 off instantly. The pizzas are $3 each and there is an insert coupon for $1/2 making the whole deal only $7.99 for the beer AND 2 pizzas!
  • Julie reports on the Sara Lee snacks coupon, “FYI – It prints with a big ink/paper wasting ad if you only print a single coupon.”
  • Erin reports, “Jewel in DeKalb has Starbucks from Christmas reduced to $2. With coupon equals 1 dollar a bag! Also have k cups for $2 if you still have that coupon.”
  • Martha sent this, “I keep forgetting to post this. The Bolingbrook jewel at boughton & weber has these turkey broths marked down for over a week now. I keep expecting them to disappear, but they are still restocking them. They have long expirations too – December ’15 and later.

Broth

Meijer

  • Anne says, “Thanks for posting this – awesome deal.  (Great Kleenex Scrubbing Bubbles) I did as above except did 4 toilet cleaner gels (because I like it a lot) and used 2 BOGO mfr and 1 Target.  It all worked great!  Also, softline clearance (except kids’ & baby clothes) and office supply clearance were an extra 25% off.  The additional 25% off DID work on kids’ shoes/boots and Bears clearance gear, though, and signs were posted on those items.”
  • Liz adds, “normally 4 pack jimmy dean delight (6.99) breakfast sandwiches on clearance for 2.02 in niles..and a 1.00 off 1 on mperks…”
  • Andrew commented on the Free Floss at Meijer, “Yes, this is true of any mPerk coupon of any value with a 10 for 10, 11th free sale. The free item will always be the “lowest” priced item. So with the floss example, the floss is free via mPerk and the system will assign a discount of $0 to the floss as the 11th free item. As another example, say you had $1/2 MQ for a 10/10 item. The system will make one of these items the “free” item and only apply a $0.50 discount to the other like item. This applies to digital mPerk coupons only. Paper coupons will not fall victim to the “lowest price” rule. The free item will always be the 11th item scanned if you have matching paper coupons. However, you want to make sure an item for which you have a paper coupon is not the 11th item scanned. The system will automatically adjust the paper coupon value down. With the $1/2 example, if these were scanned as items 10 and 11, the paper coupon would only take $0.50 off since one item was already reduced to $0.”

Reader Requests

  • Monique asks, “I’m new to using a smartphone. Is there any magic app that successfully combines grocery lists by store, pantry including what needs to be restocked and a price book?… I currently print out spreadsheets for grocery lists and pantry restock list and never have gotten the knack of using a price book. I’m guessing “not”. Short of that, any recommendations on where I should start?”
  • Letsshop asks, “Has anyone ever made yogurt ? looks pretty easy but scared since I know  no one who has made it before ! Including me  (:”
  • Kay answers, “Yes, easy! I make it all the time for my dogs (I don’t like yogurt) I heat milk in a bowl, until boiling in the microwave – using my temperature probe. Then cool to warm and stir in a bit of yogurt. I then put my bowl in a crockpot and fill around the bowl with warm water. I ‘cook’ it on low oevernight. Yogurt!”
  • Brandy replies about making yogurt, “I’ve tried to make yogurt with that Kickstarter yogurt maker that was super popular and it was a huge pain in the behind! I’ll never do it again. Gave it away on Freecycle. Hah.”
  • And from Suzann, “A long time ago I had a Salton yogurt maker and used every couple weeks.  Thought I would like this better than store yogurt since I do not like yogurt (too sour just like I hate sour cream as a garnish ).”
  • Liz has a request, “I need another person on my team for ibotta…anyone?”

Schnucks

  • Debbie says, “I’m sorry but the biscuits I listed were not a deal ($1.50).  I was comparing it to the Schnuck’s that was posted for your area, 10/$10 making it $1 for you, $1.50 for me.  I thought the price would be the same no matter which Schnuck’s you go to.”
  • Rachel responds, “I’m sorry, that was misworded. With any of these chains, prices can differ by store — especially when you are in different regions. The Schnucks deals I get from NIC are from up in the Rockford area so may differ down by you; always check against your local ad.”

Where to Buy Milk and Eggs

  • On where to buy milk and eggs, Maureen says, “The Post coupon and Catalina also works wyb one Oberweis half gallon at Jewel (although you won’t be able to use the Ibotta). If you don’t need the cereal, consider donating it to your local food pantry.”