Reader deals 10/29/14

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.

Apps

  • Something to check for from Amy: “My Snap app had avocados listed as of today, $0.50 cash back for an even better deal for you.”
  • Nikki says: “The $8 Shrink [for Veev] is gone but there is a $5 available for the VitaFrute Cocktail!”
  • She adds: “AND- on the both the cocktail & vodka, buy 2 in 2 separate transactions, and submit for a bonus $3 back on each from Ibotta. To be clear, buy 2 vodka, get $3 bonus and/or buy 2 cocktails, get $3 bonus. The bonus ends 11/02, I believe.” The VitaFrute bonus does end 11/2 and Veev is 11/12. I think the extended both, actually.

Bass Pro Shops

CVS

Food 4 Less

  • Brandy shares: “I didn’t inspect, but it appeared 25% off at Bolingbrook when I went 2 hours ago. Regardless, the shelves are basically bare and it didn’t appear any shipments were on their way. The prices were not impressive to us frugal shoppers. I went down every single aisle and spent a total of about $5 on yogurt (dairy not on sale but these were manager’s special yogurts for $.36… not impressive but we eat yogurt), 2 cans of olives for $.49 each and a container of puffs for my baby for $1.18. Really unimpressed. The dairy, produce, bread were not marked down, it seemed. I saw a sign that said “further alcohol markdowns Thursday” but I didn’t pay much attention to the prices that seemed to be fairly regular priced. More liquor and drink mixes and not much beer. Be careful of expirations. I nearly bought a 16-pack of fruit cups for $6.44 (again, unimpressive, but I needed them for my son’s preschool) and noted that they were expiring January 11, 2015. I also saw some medicines that expired 03/13! This appears to be nothing like the Dominick’s closing… bummer. “
  • Barbara adds: “The Elk Grove store has the same situation. Shelves are almost empty and prices have not been marked down. 30% might bring prices down to a sale price, but the stuff that is left are unpopular items that no one is buying. Can’t comment on the liquor because last time I was there nothing in the liquor department had been marked down. Clerks agree that the store will not stay open until November 8th because there is not enough left to sell.”

Jewel

  • Mandy found: “I just got back from Jewel at Geneva and Schmale in Wheaton, and they had a bunch of Bone in Chicken breasts for .89 a lb. Fresh dates of 11/1 and 11/2/14.”
  • Jane says: “I checked today for the Marzetti price and they are still 2/$4 until 11-27 the tags said. My friend wanted me to get her a rain check from the sale last week because she bought the last one in the store and wanted more. Even though they are not featured in the ad, they are still on sale, whew!”
  • TracyS comments: “The Jewel on Touhy in Village Crossing (Niles or Skokie, i cant remember which) also has the Orville for $2.99 and There is a site called retale that has local adscans, and on the last page of the Jewel ad, there is a $5 off $50 coupon. This coupon shows up EVERY WEEK!!!”
  • Something to look for from LovinSavin: “On the Orville Redenbacher and 2-liter deal the ten 2-ltr had .55C off 2 peelies so that deal was even better.”
  • Advice from donna: “The Countryside Jewel had very few Febreze candles at 6:30 this morning. There wasn’t much Pantene to choose from either. Call the store before you go as they were stocking shelves. Shop early the stores just don’t seem to have enough stock for sales like these.”
  • New2q reports: “The set and refresh are ringing up at $2.50 and the Pantene are ringing $3.50″
  • Krystle says: “Check your printed coupon stash, I found $4/2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner mfgs from coupons.com (exp 10/31). So I did scenario#2, bought 4 Febreeze candles, and 8 Pantene products. Awesome MM scenario after $15 OYNO and completing my Savingstar offer ($5/$25).”
  • Iris posts on Facebook: “I just came from doing three rounds at my local Jewel and reminded me the reason of what I had stopped going there. I did not try to roll the catalinas. All my transactions were more than $35.00, but only one catalina printed at $15.00. For the other two transactions, they were adamant of adjusting one of the transactions because they said that it is after coupons, “because that’s the way they catalinas are at Jewel”. I told them it was not on the fine print. Last transaction, and item was labeled as $4.49 on the shelf, but scanned at $2.50. So, that screw up my whole transaction. For all of you doing it today:
    1. Break down your transactions down on a piece of paper and include pricing (it will help if you go to CS later).
    2. Know your coupon policy. They did not want to allow me to use coupons on the items I was buying. For example, 8 Febreeze for which I use 4 BOGO coupons, they did not want to allow me to use “extra” coupons on the 4 I was actually buying.
    3. My store did not have all the labels up and the flyer was at CS.
    4. I have the feeling they will be fighting the pre-post coupon.”
  • Mary Beth says: “Be Careful – Make sure the catalina machine is working. Went this morning before work and there was only one line open and the cat machine was broken. Got the money back at customer service but a hassle before work.”
  • Diane shares: “OMG what a disaster! Went to Jewel in Wood Dale. Bought 3 Pantene shamoo @ $3.50 = $10.50 Bought 3 Pantene stylers @ 4.99 = $14.97 Bought 4 febreeze candles @ $2.50 = $10 subtotal = $35.47 – $5/3 Pantene = $30.47 – 3 BIGIF (cpn up to $5) – $14.97 = $15.50 – 2 $1 Febreeze candles – $13.50 -$5 2BIGIF febreeze candles = $8.50 or so it should have been! But the registers would not take the cents off cpns. after taking off the BIGIF cpns. They called someone over from CS who pushed them through, but then told the cashier at the next lane not to do it, because the cents off cpn with a BIGIF cpn. only applies if Jewel is giving u a BIGIF not if the BIGIF cpn. comes from the manufacturer??? WHAT?? I tried to show her the policy but of course they never want to look at it or have their own interpertation. Then of course only got $10 CAT but CS fixed it & I got my $15 one. It only took an hour. No one else having issues with both coupons going thru?”
  • Outlander responds: “Definitely problems with Pantene Qs. I was lucky because they entered it for me manually, but I can see lots of people having problems.”
  • A question from amy: “Has anyone ever gone into a Jewel and had them take your coupons with no problems? Corporate policy indicates what they should accept. However, none of the stores that I frequent follow the corporate rules. I used the coupons the other day on the McCormick spices and they would not give me the small overage. They would not budge. For this deal, it is not worth the hassle to me. I am tired of going to Jewel. I have enough in my life without having to worry about someone argue with me. I hope that somebody from Jewel Corporate reads this and actually does care. They do not seem to realize that they are losing customers. Remember how we felt about arguments at Dominicks and stopped going there. You think Jewel will catch on?”
  • Also, for P&G scenario ideas, please see reader comments on the P&G Catalina matchups here and the Share Your Scenarios post here.

Reader requests

  • From ellen: “Has anyone gotten any good deals at KMart this week with the double coupons promo?”
  • Charlotte asks on Facebook: “Pet beds!? Any idea where to get a deal on some pet beds? We’re getting another dog this weekend, and I don’t want to get fleeced (literally and figuratively) like I did with our other dog’s bed.”

Target

  • From llamalluv: “If you go into the store, there is a 5% off Up&Up diapers on Cartwheel. I stacked this with a $1.50 off Up&Up diaper coupon I got in a Target Baby mailer and the $10 off a $100 purchase in the Christmas mailer we got this past week, and bought four packages of size 3, mainly for my 1 year old. The size 3 diapers actually do fit my skinny 3 and a half year old in a pinch. He’s 33 pounds, but really slender across the hips. I really like this brand for our occasional disposable diaper needs. These four boxes will probably last us six months.”

Walmart

  • Sue shares: “Yes, the [Energizer] rebate codes are inside the battery packages this time, which is good. But, you have to take out almost all the batteries to get to the code sticker! So, be a gentle opener so you can reuse your packages to store your batteries!”
  • A tip from Sandy: “I just used a razor blade and cut the plastic on 2 sides where the paper with the codes are and slipped them out. easy peasy.”

Reader deals 10/28/14

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

  • From llamalluv on the Fire TV streaming media stick: “Item available on November 19, but because so many have preordered, orders placed today won’t ship until after January 1st. I went ahead and ordered one, because we would like to watch streaming TV upstairs, too (only antenna up there) and my estimated shipping date is January 5th.”
  • A question from grandma g on the same: “Does anyone have something like this? Does it really set up as easy as just plugging it into your TV? I’m thinking about getting this, just not sure if I will figure it out. Would be nice to have Netflix easily available. But then is there a charge for Netflix and how much is that? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.”

Apps

  • For my Vita Frute deal, nilo advises: “you might want to check when your bonus for the vita frute ends, mine ends on the 30th.” I did notice, but good to point out if anyone else was thinking of doing it! If you haven’t done your first yet, you probably won’t get it back in time to do a second.

Jewel

  • Kelly reports: “The Jewel in north Wheaton has been ringing up the Orville Redenbacher popcorn at $2.99 all last week and this week. Unfortunately, I can never get them to take a coupon on a free item. But it’s still a great deal, nonetheless.”

Meijer

  • On the Veev deal, something to look for from Sarah: “plainfield Meijer also had $10 mail in rebate attached to the bottle. $16 mm!!! btw that hopster video is torture to sit thru! lol”
  • Mandy reports: “I rec’d a Kraft cheese catalina notice at Meijer yesterday. Buy any Kraft Natural Cheese Block between 11/3/14 and 11/30/14 and save up to $4 on your next shopping order. Buy 3, get $2 or buy 4, get $3, or buy 5 or more and get $4 coupon off your next order. The usual rules apply about purchasing in the same order and limit to stock on hand and no cash back.”

Staples

  • Samantha shares: “I have the double one of these [storage carts] and really like! I put in the corner of the my kitchen.  The kids art supplies are in the first few drawers and snacks are in the bottom ones!  So far very study.  No more clutter on my kitchen table -okay there still is-but it helps.”

Target

  • Sara shares: “Beanitos chips are on price cut for 2.50 at target. There is a hopster coupon for $2 off two bags ( if you “boost” it) and Ibotta has $1 back. So $2 for 2 bags Market pantry quart ice cream on sale for 2.99 – .75 from target.com/coupons + 5% off cartwheel and finally .25 back from Ibotta = net 1.88 Nabisco fresh stack ritz crackers 2.50 minus .50 from target.com/coupons & .75 back from Ibotta = net 1.25 Krusteaz pancake mix is on price cut for 1.89 minus .55 from 10/5 ss + .75 back from Ibotta = net .59 Quaker melodys 1.50 minus .50 from target.com/coupons + .50 back from Ibotta = net .50 Nabisco, Krusteaz & Quaker also are in the bonus section in Ibotta if you buy more on seperate shopping trips”
  • SoapboxTray sends over: “Super Target Mundelein has a pallet of these at $22.54 as of 10/28 morning. 70% off and 4 star reviews on Amazon. Also I got a $1.50 off 4 General Mills Man Coupon at the register when I bought 2 CoCo Puffs and 1 Count Chocula. May hang on to that and use if the Count Chocula goes clearance next week or you can use with the 20% off cartwheel now.”
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Tony’s

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “The Niles location will have milk for $1.99! Limit 2.”

Reader deals 10/27/14

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.

Apps

  • Outlander comments: “Did you guys see all those great offers on Ibotta in the last couple of days? All generic- bread, soda, milk, cereal… I just redeemed a bunch! And even though I redeemed bread and cereal yesterday, it was there today again, so I redeemed it again, since I had another receipt. It says that the more name brand offers we redeem, the more generic ones we’ll get too.”
  • Karen shares: “I bought the Veev over the weekend. One bottle for me and one for hubby and since we each have smartphones and each have Shrink and Ibotta, two free bottles of vodka for us!
    Today I bought the VitaFrute cocktails also at Meijer. They are on sale for 12.99 and you can redeem 9.00 on Ibotta and 5.00 on Shrink. The total with tax for one bottle in Bloomingdale cost 14.00 and I’m getting back 14.00 in rebates. Here’s to restocking the bar for free for all those holiday parties. ;-)”

Coupons

CVS

  • From Shandelle: “Something to check for in your CVS extra care deals. My card and my mom’s card had an ecoupon on the site to send to card for a free box of Puffs 96 ct or Puffs Plus Lotion 48-68 ct, Exp 10/30. My friend and my coworker neither one had it, so must be random”
  • A deal idea from maggie: “With regard to the Hershey candy, combine manufacturer coupon with CVS store coupon for Hershey’s from 2 weeks ago. Makes for cheap Kit Kat: 83 cents/bag!”

Jewel

  • Outlander reports: “Found Westsoy milk for $0.99 on clearance at Jewel.” Print $1.00/1 here for free non-dairy milk.
  • For those who printed the NLA $2.00/1 coupon, jan says: “White or red wine vinegar were 2.49 at AH/Rand rd Jewel. And, Balsamic was 2.99. Still a good deal.”
  • Martha posts on Facebook: “Barilla’s $.99 a box at Jewel this week too.” For the $1.00/3 printable.
  • She also spotted: “I discovered these Wisconsin sharp cheddar Frigo Premium cheese snacks on clearance at a jewel not near my house earlier this week but I didn’t have my coupons with me. When I checked at my local store I discovered that they were on clearance there as well. The $1/1 printables I had expired today, but there is also a manufacture coupon available in the SS 9/28 insert that had an expiration into next month. There were lots there. Their other flavors are on sale 2/$7 this week which is still a decent deal with the coupons.”
    jewel frigo sticks

Reader requests

  • Heather is wondering: “I have not found the Adidas deodorant at any of the walmarts near me. :(. Which ones sell them?”
  • Jolene posts on Facebook: “Does anyone know where i can find a list of the lot numbers for the recalled Walgreen’s wipes? I Can’t seem to find one…. Thanks”
  • Shandelle asks: “Has anyone actually found a Walgreens that carries the Totino’s party pizzas? I checked 2 in the city but neither carried them. I don’t think I saw that deal in the ad either.”

Sears

  • Kim points out: “The nice thing about Sears’ gift cards is that you may use them at K-mart and Land’s End as well!”

Target

  • For those who did the Colgate kids’ deal earlier in the week, Victoria suggests checking if you can post-redeem: “I bought [Friday] and my target takes coupons up three days after … I got $2 back”

Reader deals 10/26/14

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.

Gift cards

Jewel

  • Ruby Red says: “About Laura’s Lean Beef – it’s on sale at Jewel this week, a one pound package for $6.50. It’s not organic, but it says no antibiotics, no growth hormones, and the cattle are vegetarian fed. We only eat beef once a week so it’s worth it to me.”
  • From peaches: “They have bags of Food Should Taste Good on sale for $2.50 at Jewel right now, and there is a $.75 printable coupon for it, for those people that don’t need 12 bags of it.. I bought a bag of Harvest Pumpkin chips a few weeks ago, and I thought it was good.”

Whole Foods

  • From Valentina S.: “Tasty Bite organic Basmati and brown rice are on sale at Whole Foods 2 for $3, and Asian noodles (I saw mushroom LoMei, Lemongrass ginger, and I forgot what the third variety was) are on sale 2 for $4. There is $2/3 WF coupon and $1/1 MQs on Hopster (boostable to $2, but I got one print of it) and on smartsource.com , zip code 77477. I got 3 8.8 oz. bags FREE – 1 Lemongrass ginger noodles and 2 organic rice bags – 1 brown and 1 Basmati after one $2/3 WF coupon and 3 $1/1 printable MQs (Any Tasty Bite product). I still have one boosted $2 and one $1/1 from the second computer. The $2/3 WF coupon is one per individual.” There is also a $2.00/3 on Mambo Sprouts.

Reader deals 10/25/14

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.

Coupons

  • A tip from letsshop: “Try and find Hoy paper all 3 flyers but skimy version of  SS ! P&G are normal ,My newspaper guy gave me 3 Hoy’s today (: Also So $1/1 coupons for Hills Bros coffee ,In Hoy not sure in Trib”

Goodwill

  • Sent over by letsshop: “20%off coupons t print  for Goodwill for members this  Saturday only”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “My store in Bourbonnais has the Orvilles $3.29. This is a great deal with the new coupon!”
  • And Diane is wondering: “Does anyone know if this is good on regular Canada Dry? (It says Canada Dry 10, but the picture shows regular Canada Dry.) Thank you!”

Magazines

Meijer

  • DON says: “Hormel sausage – part of the b5g5o at 1.99 had attached .55 coupons – look for them”
  • Mary shares: “Yesterday & today Meijer here has Hefty zipper bags, dif sizes, 1/2 off. So the $3.19 40 count gallon storage I chose was aboaut $1.60 a box 1/2 off, then I had some “$1.00 off 2 ” coupons so got them for about $1.10 a box. Great deal, also is without the coupons. They were “all out” (1st day of sale, don’t you hate that?) according to employee, however when my husband spotted someone we know that works there she was able to find them in the back, isn’t that something. Anyway great great deal…”

Product information

Restaurants

  • Also sent over by letsshop: “Buona Beef has a new rewards plan going on ! I live near 2 locations ! points free sandwich on birthdays and always free beverages for seniors (:”

Target

  • A deal from Sara: “If anyone likes Laura’s Lean Beef, I have a Target scenario for you! Buy 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef $7.99 Buy 3 Boxes Hamburger Helper $1.72 x 3 = $5.16 Use a $1 printable from Laura’s website when you sign up for their newsletter Get $1 back from Ibotta for Laura’s Lean Beef Use $.75 off 3 coupon from SS (sorry, not sure which one) Get $.50 back from SavingStar Submit rebate (found on coupons.com) for free 1 lb of ground beef for $6.92 Total net cost: $2.98″
  • On Hip2Save, letsshop found a deal on Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix. Buy three Simply Cocoa for $1.29 each, get 25% off with Cartwheel, and use the $1.00/3 in the 10/19 SS to make it $.63/box.

Tony’s

  • From letsshop: “$1 coupons in SS for Hills Bros. coffee and Tony’s has it on sale”

Ultra Foods

  • Maureen spotted: “The Wheaton Ultra had a bunch of Enjoy Life snacks marked down in a cart near the check out lanes. Also $1.25 bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Baking Chips. They freeze well if you want to stock up for holiday cookie making.”

Reader deals 10/24/14

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

Apps

  • Cathy has been using Checkout 51: “I have been buying Mrs. Renfro’s salsa every week. It runs about $2 at Woodman’s so I get it for about $1. For gourmet delicious salsa I’ll take it! Also, you can take the fruit variety salsa, mix with cream cheese and you have an awesome pretzel dip :)”

Household tips

  • Kristina says: “For the homemade vanilla extract, purchase extract grade beans. They are drier so they don’t add as much water to the finished product, plus they’re cheaper. I ordered these back in July and got 50 beans. I bought the large Kirkland’s brand vodka from Costco, removed about a cup of vodka, then followed the directions and cut the beans into 1/2 inch pieces and tossed them all in. By far, the best batch I’ve ever made!
  • Sabrina adds: “Love homemade vanilla. Due to allergies in our house I use Ciroc vodka because it is made from grapes and has no other fillers like corn or gluten etc. I also bought the vanilla beans from Amazon. I do a lot of baking and cooking and just started my second bottle stewing. The first bottle was started in 2010, it goes a long way and tastes amazing. I so happen to take a shot off the top before adding the vanilla so there is enough room in the bottle and no spill over.”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “I checked the price on the Orville popcorns and they are $3.29 each this week BOGO. The sign below said it expired 11-4, I believe but that sign did not mention the FREE 2- 2 liters of pop. I’m guessing that sale may only be thru this week so if you want the popcorn deal with 3 things free you better get it sooner than later. I sure hope we do get that $1/2 coupon this weekend!”
  • Melanie reports that the Frito Lay snack packs: “These are $5.99 at Jewel this week.”

Meijer

  • From feelgood: “The Meijer weekly ad I picked up today at the Homer Glen store shows Eckrich Smoked Sausage at 1.69 each (mix or match 5). So only .69 each after the $1 coupon.”
  • Sara shares: “Went shopping at Meijer last night and found some great deals!
    1) Buy $50 or more of the following gift cards, get a $10 checkout coupon valid on your next order: Applebee’s, Darden (Maggiano’s, Chili’s, etc.), Cold Stone Creamery, Fandango Dinner and a Movie, IHOP, LongHorn Steakhouse, Panda Express, Red Lobster, Steak ‘n Shake. (10/12-10/25). I also got a $5 off $50 Meijer gift card coupon from the Catalina machine. Not sure if it was because I purchased one of the gift cards above or because I shop at Meijer every week, but definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
    2) If you have Ibotta and the new app, Shrink, there are two awesome deals on alcohol. VEEV Vodka is on price drop for $24.99. Earn $15.00 back from Ibotta and $8.00 back from Shrink for a net cost of $1.98! VitaFrute Cocktails are on price drop for $12.99. Earn $9.00 back from Ibotta and $5.00 back from Shrink for a $1.01 moneymaker! I did both last night and it worked fine. Also, Shrink now has a note that you can mark on the receipt which items you are trying to get money for to help speed up processing time. Got mine verified within a few hours by doing that. 3) The small bags of Snapea Crisps are regularly $1.69 and there is $0.50 printable on Coupons.com and an Mperks available. They are with the raisins in the produce section. Shopmium has 30% of your purchase for one bag. I bought 2 bags and used 2 coupons. Somehow I got back $0.72. Not sure how they came up with that, but okay with me!

Online deals

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Tents from $9.99 + free shipping” Here, here, and here.

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “Anyone else having problems with the bricks coupons.com printables being weird lately? I’ve lost several prints because it stays stuck forever on the printing screen (using chrome on my macbook). It’s inconsistent. But the most aggravating was I just redeemed 1000 points in Kellogg’s Family Rewards for a printable that didn’t go to my printer and the link is one time use. I’ve never had that happen before. I sent them an email and hope they send me a new link, but who knows.. it’s been very frustrating to keep losing prints of really good coupons. Did coupons.com change anything??”

Sam’s Club

  • Monique posts in Hot Deals: “If you don’t mind getting Cool Ranch Doritos instead of Sun Chips, you can get a 50 pack at Sam’s for $10.89, plus tax.” This is at the Hodgkins location — prices will vary by club, can put in ZIP and pick store to see at yours.
  • Kari O. says: “They also have the twin packs of yellow Listerine for 91¢ too…”
  • She adds: “PS: keep in mind the regular store hours open at 10am, but Business and Plus members get in starting at 7. So, if you wait til 10 they will most likely be gone. Same if you do in store pick up because they don’t immediately pull those items or take them out of their inventory immediately.”

Reader deals 10/23/14

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

CVS

  • On Got2B, Outlander says: “There’s $1 back on Saving Star too, for CVS, so could be a good deal there.”

Gluten-free dining

  • Anne shares: “Rev Burger in Carol Stream offers gluten free buns and healthier options. I don’t know if that seems like a birthday dinner restaurant, but it’s an idea.”
  • Some ideas from peaches: “Concerning GF restaurants, are there any Indian middle eastern or vegetarian restaurants in the area? From what I understand there are a fair amount of people from India and Pakistan living in the area, and some of their dishes are GF. None of the chains are going to have very many GF options.You can also go to yelp and put in a zip code and gluten free, and there are several options mentioned”
  • Nora says: “Texas Roadhouse offers gluten free options.”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “Plus there is a store coupon for 50c/1 EE cereal on the front of the Big Book that expires 10-28 [to go with this $1.00/1 manufacturer printable]. Would be great if these are on sale or in the clearance section. I think I saw some priced at just $2 last time I looked but am not sure of the dates on that?”
  • And peaches adds: “When I was there Saturday they had the crunchy nuggets cereal on sale for $2.00″

Magazines

  • DON comments: “I HIGHLY suggest the magazine ORGANIC GARDENING, the only magazine I consistently renew. This magazine comes every other month and is packed with excellent information. This is a great price and as I just found out, I subscribed for 2 years and before checkout was offered a third year for $4.99 which I took advantage of as well. This magazine is straight forward without the fluff and propaganda or speculation, just true and tested info. You will not be disappointed and will feel good offering this on your coffee table.”

Meijer

  • A report from findin’deals: “Suave Professionals reg size shampoo/conditioner is $2.99. Large is $5.19. If purchasing regular size, cashier may adjust one of the $2 coupons to $1.49 to match $1.49 sale price”
  • Sanee is wondering: “A question to any other shoppers of Meijer in St.Charles….Has anyone else had an inconsistent experience with using ‘competitor coupons?’ I carry the policy with me for this reason, but had a horrible experience last night trying to use a target coupon with a manufacturer. I talked with corporate a LONG time ago to make sure the policy was being interpreted correctly and was reassured, but even the “big” manager last night said they can’t accept both and, ‘we’ll do it this time….’ any suggestions?? To my knowledge the policy hasn’t changed….??”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “ISO bread bowls like those at Panera without the Panera price…. any grocery stores etc. sell these?”
  • Lisa is wondering about the tanks on Tanga: “Has anyone gotten these? I’m tall and am concerned they’ll be short…”
  • Meg responds: “I haven’t bought these specifically, but I’ve bought a couple of different variety packs of shirts from Tanga and I’ve been disappointed every time. The quality is not good and the colors are usually weird. Not worth it for me.”
  • From Outlander: “have you heard of some survey site called Paradigm Sample? Just got an email from them. Thanks!”

Walgreens

  • On the Viva deal, letsshop says: “Printed (2) $1/1 coupons for Viva from Jill site ,in case no one seen her blog ! and happy my store had plenty (: so 41.5 per roll”

Whole Foods

  • A heads up from Judy S.: “The $1 coupon on the Imagine site is no longer available. The 17.3 oz soups are $2 in Deerfield.”

Reader deals 10/22/14

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.

CVS

  • From jaci: “Looks like you can do the candy deal twice at CVS even though the ad says 1.”

Food 4 Less

  • Martha posts on Facebook: “Hi Rachel, I just read elsewhere on Facebook that the Food 4 Less in Bolingbrook has started marking down their merchandise in the stores in preparation for its closing next month. That person only mentioned Baby formula is 30% off. I called the store and the person said that “selected items” are marked down, not necessarily sections of the store. Does anyone know anything else that has been discounted? Also, she said that they are still accepting coupons on discounted items.”

Meijer

  • A question from ellen: “were the p&g catalinas nationa or store ones? i have a raincheck for the olay but only want if the catalina is still good. do you know the end daes?”
  • Ashley responds: “It is over but it is returning again. I believe its next week”
  • And ellen asks: “do you mean next week starting tomorrow 10/23 or next week 10/26-11/1?”
  • S.T. shares: “About the Mejier cheese deal: I too was only deducted $2.48 with the same scenario. I have noticed that BOGO deals combined with mPerks MQs will deduct the amount of free item after the MQ discount. I was not happy when I was buying BOGO vitamins last month with a $3 off mPerks MQ. Is this right?”

Menards

  • Patty emails: “If you still have your Menards Sorry Slip (rain check) for the Curad Flexible Fabric bandages at 2/$1, use them soon as these items are now in the Clearance section of the bandages.  It looks like Menards has switched to Band-Aid brand and will no longer carry Curad.  They’re marked down to $0.96.”

Online deals

  • Sara shares: “Saw this tweeted by a Baseball America editor: Kindle editions of 10 baseball books available for under $2 each during World Series: www.thebaseballreader.com/ High and Inside, by Russell Rowland — $0.99 Sol White’s Official Base Ball Guide — $1.99 The Greatest Show on Dirt, by James Bailey — $0.99 The Ringer, by Jenny Shank — $1.99 The Suitors of Spring, by Pat Jordan — $0.99 The Rules Abide: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Baseball Rules (With History, Humor and a Few Big Words), by Jim Tosches — $0.99 The Book of Baseball Literacy, 3rd Edition, by David Martinez — $0.99 Nine Bucks a Pound, by James Bailey — $0.99 Parker Field (A Willie Black Mystery), by Howard Owen — $1.99 Slouching Toward Fargo, by Neal Karlen — $1.99″

Pumpkins

  • Anne reports: “Meijer had pie pumpkins for $1.50 each & Aldi’s were $2.”
  • Christine shares: “Joe Caputos had pie pumpkins for .38/lb. They were small and I bought 3 for 1.81 last week.”
  • Alicia adds: “Re: pie pumpkins – doesn’t Menards have them for $1.49 this week?”

Reader requests

  • Jeff sends over: “I wonder if you or your readers would know of GF restaurants in the Glendale Heights/Bloomingdale/ Carol Stream area (or even St. Charles on North Ave). I am taking my friend out for her birthday and she can only eat GF. I already looked around but didn’t come up with much. Panera doesn’t seem to carry GF.”

Walgreens

  • Mandi found: “Walgreens has fleece lined leggings for 2/$10. I just bought some and they seem like they are good quality.”

Reader deals 10/21/14

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.

CVS

  • Pam shares: “I only get the online offers for CVS as well, so I rarely shop there anymore either! I have heard people say that if you get a new card, you will start getting them again, so maybe that’s an idea.”
  • Another idea from Andrea: “Like many others, I haven’t received any CVS email or regular mail coupons in months – maybe almost a year. Just last week, I tried to change my email address on my account online and got a message that I had to call the 800 number to do that. So I just opted out of receiving emails – no big loss since I wasn’t receiving any anyway! I picked up a few things on Sunday and the cashier was prompted to ask me for my email address. I entered it on the screen, and lo and behold, I received a 20% off ‘welcome’ coupon a few hours later. We will see if this is a one-time thing, or if I will receive them regularly again.”
  • And peaches reports: “I went to CVS to purchase some milk today, and while checking out, I got four store coupons, including one for $2 off any $8 or more eye care purchase, $1.50 off $5 Crest or Oral B toothpaste, mouthwash or toothbrush, $1 off any 3 bags of candy, and $3 off any $10 razors, blades or shave cream.”

Dollar Tree

  • Scott warns: “Heads up. Dollar Tree on Golf Rd(Morton Grove) will not accept theFisher Boy Q’s. Register beeped-invalid Q. Manager would not accept. Cashier said because the pic on Q has 48 piece, that Q is invalid. Bummer”

In-store deals

  • From anne: “If anyone prefers to see the fleece leggings in person (rather than buying online), Ross has them for $4.99 (or at least the Ross in New Lenox has them for that price). I bought a pair, and am very happy with them! Marshalls also carries them for around $6.”

Loyalty programs

  • Maria found: “New Kellogg’s Family Rewards codes from freebies4mom.com/kfr/ EATMORECHOCOLATE (25 points) added 10/17, expires 10/23 KFRSNACKSYOULOVE (50 points) added 10/21, expires 10/27 COLLECTPOINTSNOW (50 points) added 10/21″

Meijer

  • Mandy says: “I also found Meijer Organic whipped butter, 8 oz. tubs marked down on the sticker to $1.91, but, they scanned for $1.59. Expiration dates I found were for 12/14/14. Bloomingdale, IL store in a box cooler across from the yogurt section in dairy. There were about 10 left when I was there.” I saw that on clearance in Berwyn as well, but didn’t catch the price.
  • She also comments: “If you need cheese, Meijer in Bloomingdale has the 7-8 oz. blocks of Kraft cheese on sale this week for $3.48, buy 2 get 1 free. I had an Mperks for $1 off 2 Kraft cheese. Works out to $1.65 each. Watch your receipt, because it only deducted $2.48, which I had corrected at the Service Desk.”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “Has anybody noticed anywhere that might be closing the season on beets with clearance prices ? Normally about now a market or grocer or 2 has beets for like 30 cents a pound, I would like to stock up – tyia”
  • Meg is wondering: “Does anyone know of a good price on pie pumpkins (or just small pumpkins)? I need about 10 of them for a party activity. I was hoping to find them for $2 each or less.”

Reader deals 10/20/14

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.

Meijer

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Nice Meijer mPerks digital coupon” UPDATE — $5/$15.
    mars meijer

Reader requests

  • From cj: “Shop Your Way Rewards-I heard that if your account is inactive for a short time, they will add addtl points to your acct to get you to use the acct again. Anyone know how long? I have gone 3 weeks and am tempted to stop by Kmart this week if I won’t be receiving addtl points anytime soon! Thanks!”
  • Sanee asks on Facebook: “quick question–I *think I’ve signed up for everything there is to sign up for at CVS (I’ve got the loyalty card, and am enrolled in the prescription thingy too..) but I NEVER get these $/$$ coupons that are mailed/emailed! I know it’s just random but seriously haven’t gotten one in a LOOOOOONG time :( Anyone else? Oh, and not sure if anyone else noticed this too, but the MCM used to spit out ton of q’s, and now it’s like one, every time I go…..sniff sniff”

Target

  • From Kristin: “There’s a good deal on Kleenex 4 box bundle packs. Buy 2 for $11.58 ($5.79 each). Use $.50 coupon from 9/14SS and $2 coupon from Target ‘It’s Savings Season’ booklet. Now you’re at $9.08 and get a $5 gift card back. $4.08 out of pocket for 8 boxes of tissue or $.51 per box!” Also, print $.75/1 bundle pack here when you share.”
  • Tori adds: “Don’t forget to use TWO .50/1 coupons from the 9/14 SS. Also if you don’t have the saving seasons book, you can print $1/1 Kleenex 4-pk or larger from Target’s site and use 2. The 2nd 50/1 bundle coupon will bring you down to $3.58, or .45 per 160 count box.”

Walgreens

  • A $1.00/1 coupon to check for in your stash for the Viva deal, from VB: “oh wait it was a booklet I got in a package of huggies diapers or something it also had juicy juice coupons and Crayola.”