Reader deals 10/19/14

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

  • On Snap, Jane says: “I got denied my apple one from a long time ago because the receipt was at the end and had that pink line thru it. I sure am glad it was a few cents and not the big $7 one I had from the PF Changs! They are slow, but have patience, they have finally shown up. All of mine were way over a week each!”

CVS

  • Valentina S. shares: “I got $2 off $5 Aquafresh toothpaste coupon from CVS MCM couple weeks ago, expires today, 10/18. To my surprise, I got 30% any toothpaste from MCM today. I used them on 2 twin packs priced $4.29 each. The $2/$5 was applied first, the 30% off took $1.98 off. I also got $0.50 back offer on Snap by Groupon. Good deal on Aquafresh in 9 months since last appearance of insert Aquafresh coupons.”
  • From meg: “I bought the Conair curling iron for $9.99 today and got the $10 ECB. :)”

Staples

  • A report from rifat: “Staples – Got the free water and did not have to pay taxes, including Chicago water tax. Store on Wilson, near Ashland.”

Reader deals 10/18/14

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

  • From Jay on Shrink: “Just wanted to share that the eggs/apples/oj are up to 2000 reserves now! I just found out from shrink‘s Twitter page.”

Coupons

  • A heads up from April on Eckrich: “it told me that I already printed the coupon. I didn’t print it now, but printed it earlier, so the coupon maybe didn’t reset.”

Home Depot

  • Kelly posts in Hot Deals: “I’m sure most people are aware of this but it might be worth reminding them. Home Depot has free do-it-yourself building workshops for kids on the first Saturday of each month. They are usually from 9-12 but arriving after 11 means you run the risk of not getting a project kit.”

Meijer

  • A report from feelgood: “Went to Meijer tonight for more Scrubbing Bubbles and checked the dates on the tag. Offer is good 10/16 – 10/22.”

Reader requests

  • Mark emails: “Did anyone order the the most recent Tribune Groupon deal?  I placed my order (purchased the groupon) for two years of Sunday delivery on September 28th, and am obiding by the “fine print” rules.  It’s now been three weeks, and still no paper…the description said it would start within 3 weeks.  When I call the Trib, all they can say is that they haven’t received my subscription info from Groupon yet…so they pass the buck back to them. Anyone started getting the paper yet successfully?  Any tips on how to proceed?  My emails to Groupon went unanswered…”

Staples

  • From comicbob: “Free case of water at stapes with coupon www.staples.com/coupons only good today and tomorrow”

Reader deals 10/17/14

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

  • Debbie emails: “Hey just a heads up.  I ordered some games from the vintage Hasbro sale.  I thought frustration free packing meant no annoying plastic clamshells that are so hard to open.  What it means is no packaging at all. Just the plain brown box its shipped in. Games and instructions were in loose plastic bags stuffed in the mailing box. I wanted these for gifts and was very disappointed.” Interesting, I ordered a vacuum listed as “frustration free” and it still came in its original box inside another box perfectly fitting around it. Not sure what frustration I was freed from….

Coupons

  • If you want more than just your freebie, maggie points out: “There’s a 50 cents off 2 coupon for Ortega in the 9/28SS”

CVS

  • A Coke deal report from ally: “Out here in NW IN doesn’t work anymore- the sodas are just $3 (not from the $5 price :( so have to buy more to get to $15″

Food information

  • Anne shares: “I subscribe to the CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter.  www.cspinet.org/nah/index.htm  This month (October), they had an article on sugar substitutes, and they rated aspartame as an “avoid” and sucralose as a “caution”.  They cited studies that linked aspartame to cancer and sucralose to leukemia (study not published yet).  The article is not available yet on their website, but I highly recommend a subscription to this newsletter.  It helps cut through the hype on nutrition and health studies.”
  • And peaches adds: “I used to subscribe to Nutrition Action, and I got it on their website for $10 a year. I let my subscription lapse. even though I love the newsletter. I got an offer from them a few months ago to let me renew for $8 for one year. I might resubscribe if the offer is still good. When I clicked on the link that somebody gave, it looked like the price for a one year subscription had gone up to $20. They are totally unbiased, and they look at all the research out there before they pan something. Often times they will pan a study that receives a lot of publicity, and they will say why the study is not valid.”

Jewel

  • A find from Rachel: “Just got back from jewel. They had chi chi’s salsa on sale for $1.50. With the $1 off coupon from coupons.com makes a great deal!”
  • A tip from Christina on Facebook: “I went to jewel today for the honey crisp apples that are on sale for $1.29/lb. I was planning on buying quite a few but when I got there they only had a small amount and none of them looked good. I asked if they had anymore and it took some time but they brought out brand new, in the box, chilled and fresh apples. They looked amazing. Just a hint to your readers… ask for more of something if the produce doesn’t look too great! The ones that were out were not even worth the sale price!”

Loyalty programs

  • Valentina S. shares: “Free Kellogg’s codes from freebies4mom.com/kfr/ FREEPOINTSFRENZY (100 points) added 10/13 * UGOTTALOVEABONUS (100 points) added 10/13 * WEHEARTSURPRISES (100 points) added 10/13 * 3CHEERS4BONUSPTS (100 points) added 10/13 * HOORAYFORFREEPTS (100 points) added 10/13 * ELVESLOVEBONUSES (50 points) added 10/9 * MAGICOFBREAKFAST (20 points) added 10/9″

Meijer

  • A heads up from Marion regarding a deal shared yesterday: “Unfortunately I don’t think the $5/2 tq is a match to the smaller sized bags of food. Maybe the cat but definitely not the dog.
  • A question from KRISTINA on the Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina: “Does anyone know how long this goes for?”

Restaurants

  • SmartShopper shares: “I just called and the Palatine Domino’s location is also participating from noon – 1:40pm. I was told to order on-line or come into the store. No phone orders. Here is the address for those in this area: STORE #2721 450 E Dundee Rd Palatine, IL 60074 (847) 359-4200″

Target

  • Kristen reports on the up & up diaper deal: “I did this deal on Tuesday and it worked perfect!”

Television

Reader deals 10/16/14

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.

Activities

  • Maria shares: “Something to do this weekend…..This Saturday 10/18 and Sunday 10/19, The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring Open House Chicago. It’s a free festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 150 buildings across the city. More info at www.openhousechicago.org

Amazon

  • Don posts on Facebook: “I read most of the reviews from several sources as I have been looking for a Humidifier and although a refurb, I decided to take a chance on this one [$49.99 shipped] – I just thought I would mention this.”

Caputo’s

  • Kelly reports: “The new Angelo Caputos in Carol Stream had 2 POUND bags of baby Carrotsi for 79 cents. Use 25 cents off from Checkout 51 (if it stays) and get them for 54 cents or 27 cents per pound. Even without Checkout 51, it’s still a great price. Also, the blackberries on sale were NOT Driscolls brand and they rang up incorrectly at $2.49 (should be $1.89). I caught it and they amended it easily. ” Unfortunately, the carrots offer did not come back today.

Halloween

  • Alicia comments: “1. It’s my first year with trick or treaters and I’m super excited, but I just started noticing how ridiculously expensive candy is this year! My mom suggested getting some glow sticks instead, which I thought was a great idea. The kids are already getting lots of candy, and these should still be glowing the next day. Michael’s has them on sale this week, too: a 50-pack of bracelets for $4.99, B1G1 1/2 off. 2. On that note, anyone know when trick or treating is happening within city limits this year? I know sometimes it varies by town or neighborhood. Couldn’t find much online about it.”

Kroger

  • From Lisa: “I looked 4 Starbucks coupons today too as Kroger has an awesome deal on both the K Cups and bags. These are in the Bourbonnais Store and are on select flavors (found in the coffee aisle not the clearance section). They are 3.99 which is an awesome deal by itself but if you buy 3 you save 3 so only 2.99. I had some $4/2 coupons (IP,s) that were posted on krazykroger so I paid .99 ea but was looking to buy more. If you have some IP’s now is the time to use them. I have no clue if you could find this in another location but they had quantity in Bourbonnais. They even had some on and end cap by the coffee right by the registrars.”

Mariano’s

  • DON says: “Organic cinnamon is a very good price as well” It is $2.00 for the 1.5 oz jar.

Meijer

  • A find from Liza: “I seen [Soda Stream] in clearance yesterday at the Meijers on 95 for 27.00″
  • Pam shares: “This ‘Happy Dance’ credit go’s to Jill Cataldo… Just wanted to let you know cuz I didn’t see it posted here…. Suave Shampoo & Conditioners, Lotions and Deodorant are on sale $1.39 WYB 5 ($1.50/1 in 9/28 RP) Free Suave Stylers and Treatments are on sale too $1.39 WYB 5 ($2.00/1 in 9/28RP) Free Purine Dog or puppy chow 4-4.4lb ($1/1 7/27 RP)or cat chow ($1/1 8/17RP ($3.99 WYB 4, stack w Target $5/2 9/21SS .49 cents ea Purine Begging party poppers dog treats $4.99 WYB 4 ($2/1 9/7SS) stack w Target $5/2 9/21SS .49 cents ea Wishing everyone a little ‘Happy Dance’ today ;)

Online deals

  • From me, on the Ninja blender: “Ooh, this is very similar to the one I have. It looks just slightly cosmetically different, and the number is different though the watts are the same. I absolutely LOVE this thing. It handles whatever I put in there. Smoothies were smooth, margaritas amazing, mojo marinade was super quick, and breadcrumbs easily from a rock solid baguette. The single serve cups are also very convenient. It is easy to clean but you have to be careful because it is incredibly sharp.”

Reader requests

  • Barb B asks: “Locking for the best price for contact lenses. Any recommendations?”
  • VB responds: “I order from walgreens.com. I always checkout retailmenot.com to check for codes. Occasionally a 25% off code is released so look up future ad scans to see if you should wait. I also use cash back sites to increase savings. They have a verification process but the longest I have had to wait was maybe 5-6 to get my contacts.”
  • One from Gale: “I have a dear Jewish friend that is celebrating her birthday this coming Sunday. She hinted that she wanted a new Afikoman Bag. I called several Judaica stores and find that they are closed to celebrate Sukkot until Sunday. Anyone know of a store that I can get one at?”
  • A question from Jay: “I’ve never heard of raise before or have used it. Sounds neat. Have you used it in the past without any trouble?” I have a few times with no problems.

Resale

  • Alicia shares: “VIllage Discount Outlet on Milwaukee near Western (and it looks like some of their related stores, too: villagediscountoutlet.com) has 1/2 off everything in the store October 25th and 26th. The store is HUGE and has really reasonable prices (cheaper than Goodwill, for sure). Most t-shirts were between $2-4, decent kitchen stuff priced around $4, etc.”

Target

  • From Shirley: “Here is what I did: 2 stayfree, 2 Tresemme keratin shampoo, 2 Tresemme keratin conditioner and 2 Tresemme keratin heated treatment. $4.99 x 2 + $4.09 x 2 (PM online price) + $4.99 x 2 + $6.99 x 2 = $42.12 – 2 x $1/1 IP for stayfree – 2 x $6.99 IP for Tresemme keratin heated treatment (It was available to print last month- buy shampoo & conditioner get heated treatment free) Paid $26.14, got back $25 in gift cards for a net cost of $1.14. If you have 3 x $5/2 Tresemme MQ, that is even better.” Although the coupons are limit two, so having three may not matter.

Reader deals 10/15/14

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.

Aldi

  • Scott emails: “In our local paper tonight in the Kankakee area we have a coupon for $5/30.”

Apps

  • Kim C on Shrink: “I signed up using FACEBOOK and it didn’t give me the option to put in a code. I think you probably have to create a profile rather than letting the app pull your info from FACEBOOK”

Jewel

  • Confirmation from julie on stacking the instant savings on Quaker: “I’ve done 20 items on the same transaction and they all came off.”
  • Kitty sends over: “If you have these coupons, you can get 3 Fresh Express Salad Blends for $1….$2/2 from FE Salad Swap and B2G1F from the Big Book of Savings from last month.  They are $1.50 this week at Jewel.”

Reader requests

  • A Sears question from Wende, on these ballet flats: “I checked the return policy, but it doesn’t specify that you can return an online item TO THE STORE. Does anyone know if you can? TIA ( :”

Restaurants

  • Sara shares: “Here’s an email I received from A La Card for a special offer, valid today only: Today only (10/15), extra 20% off, use promo code 2015PRE You can pre-order the 2015 book which ships early November. You have the choice of either free shipping or they will send you the 2014 cards right away. I chose to get the 2014 cards. www.alacardchicago.com/buy_online.html I bought the cards last year when you posted a Living Social deal and found I liked them much more than the Entertainment Book. Good way to discover some restaurants.”
  • On the Domino’s $1 promo, Ginger comments: “I called the dominos by me in Mokena and they are doing this so call your local one to see.”
  • And Jane says: “I called my store and they said it was from between 12:40- 1:40 PM for the deal. I bet your store will offer this as well.”
  • Then she follows up: “…and called another store near me and they said the time was 12 noon to 1:40PM. Also, the guy said you could pick between hand tossed or thin. I expect a huge line if people hear about this!” So definitely check with your store to confirm participation and time!
  • Also, Koupon Kat reports: “I ordered from the Lisle Domino’s last night and there was a flyer promoting this attached to the box.”

Reader deals 10/14/14

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

  • Emily reports: “Yet ANOTHER rebate app? Great, lol! I submitted two receipts tonight after downloading the [Shrink] app and they both were approved within hours…much faster than Snap!”
  • And Evelyn points out: “There is $1.50 cash back [on Lysol wipes (works with Amazon)] from snap by groupon, you just need to forward your order confirmation to [email protected],  so $5.98 after all discounts”

CVS

  • From Angie on Facebook: “I checked my Extra Care savings online before I went to CVS today and I had a coupon for $2 off any Halloween Candy purchase!”

Food 4 Less

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “It seems that Food4Less (Bolingbrook) has pretty much stopped ordering. So, unless you want bologna, beef or lamb, don’t come for the meat. Soda might be hit and miss too… I never thought I’d be this bummed to see a store close. :(“

Goodwill

  • Although it may vary by location since Goodwill stores here are broken up in regions with different promos, something to check for from letsshop: “Goodwill  10/15 double discount day for seniors & scratch  day ,lots of Halloween and garden and ?”

Household tips

  • Sheila shares: “I roast red peppers on the grill. Anywhere between 10-15 lbs at a time. Blacken the outsides. Then I put them in a stock pot with a lid. This lets them cool off and steam to loosen the charred outside skins. After they are all cleaned I then portion them and freeze them. Makes for a great addition to panini or DH & DD eat them as a side dish.”

Meijer

  • For the $1.00/2 Reynolds baking cups, Kerri shares: “I found them at Meier but they were hidden all the way at the bottom and pushed behind the Meier brand.”

Reader requests

  • Linda is wondering: “Has anyone ordered the [Target] college packs yet? I can’t figure out how to get the free shipping. It seems to require the red card to get free shipping even though the description says it ships free. Thanks!”
  • From Alicia: “If anyone sees any good deals on laptops, please let me know! I don’t really want one of the Windows 8 ones, but I realize I may not have a choice…”

Rugs

  • From Kari O.: “the company is called Carpet Concepts Unlimited and she is located on Circuit Dr off of Rollins Rd. Excellent quality rugs and repair work, but also sells regular area rugs for $40 in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. “
  • She adds: “Here is their FB page. Aside from their custom rugs and repairs, they also have the $40 regular area rugs in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Definitely worth checking out. :)”

Reader deals 10/13/14

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

  • Krystle noticed: “For those who use Snap App and missed out on the free Huggies wipes. The offers have reset and this time it’s limt 2 per person on 4 different offers/ types of wipes.”

CVS

  • On this Coke deal, Cari shares: “I ran out last night and did deal too. Found $1/3 peelies at my store so worked out to $1 per 12 pack!”
  • Diane is wondering: “Does anyone know if this is still working today?”
  • Victoria points out: “It should work through Saturday. Limit of 1 offer, though.” Unless they change it in the system to stop working on just Coke.
  • Abigayle shares: “Still working as of 3pm today. I bought Cherry coke and the woman/cvs employee in line in front of me bought Sprite, both worked.”

Jewel

  • Victoria shares: “My Jewel (Clark & Division) has the Mama Francesco’s Parmesan BOGO at 2.99. They also have a coupon machine in front of them spitting out 1$/1 jar. I bought 2 and used two of the coupons which made them around 50cents a piece.”

Loyalty programs

  • From shirley: “FYI. Cereal and Milk Bonus from Kellogg’s rewards program. Enter five codes from ANY Kellogg’s® cereals, get 1,000 bonus points. Extra good news – bonus points for this Cereal and Milk offer can be awarded TWICE. Offer ends 11/2/2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST!”
  • To sweeten the CVS deal, LauraL shares: “Starting 10/14, Mycokerewards has double points on diet coke . They have to be entered on the beta site”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle asks: “ALSO is anyone else experiencing issues printing from the iPhone coupons.com app to wireless HP printers since upgrading to iOS 8? I have an HP wireless 6600 and have printed to it tons and tons of times from both an iPhone 5S and my old iPhone 4. Well Apple stopped supporting the iPhone 4 with iOS 8, so that still has iOS 7 on it. The last couple times I’ve tried printing coupons using the app on my iPhone 5S, it says it can’t locate any printers at all. Nothing has changed about my wifi network nor the printer settings. The coupons.com app from my iPhone 4 (still running iOS7) can still print just fine. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I tried to contact them to ask but their support leaves much to be desired.. their default answer is often just “your printer must not be supported” when clearly that isn’t the problem. I’ve used both iphones to print to the same printer on the same network tons of times over a year period.”
  • Debbie is wondering: “Our Champaign Walmart doesn’t carry the Reynolds baking cup. Do you know of any other stores that do?” I have bought them at Jewel, but not recently.
  • Sara replies: “I believe Mariano’s carries Reynolds baking cups.”
  • Kristin posts on Facebook: “I know this has come up before, what is the name of the carpet place in Round Lake that people have recommended for area rugs? Thanks!”

Target

  • Maureen reports on TRESemme: “The ad is misleading. The deal only works on the 32 oz. keratin shampoo and conditioner marked at 4.99. The others are part of the spend $40 on select top brands get $10 gift card.”

Walmart

  • Suzann shares this deal from Katy Couponers: Buy three cans of Bush’s chili beans at Walmart for $.92 each, use three $.55/1 in the 10/12 SS, and get $1.00 back from Ibotta for a net cost of $.12 for three, or just $.04 each. As always, unadvertised Walmart prices can vary by region.

Reader deals 10/11/14

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 report from letsshop: “Most of these coupons are in the Hoy paper too (:”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “Hey, for your soup if you need some carrots, I saw 1 lb. bags of Earthbound Farm carrots for 99c at Jewel last week. I was planning on using the Wild Harvest $1/1 printable I had but they didn’t have anything in that brand at Jewel. I thought that was their house brand? Anyway, you could use the 75c coupon we just had to print for some 24c carrots!”

Meijer

  • Caroline on Facebook shares: “I had a horrible experience today at the Melrose Park Meijer store. I did the razor/Stayfree deal all the coupons beeped the cashier manager gave me a rotten attitude then her manager stepped in and had to manually put in the $5 Hydro coupons and the Stayfree beeped too. Wondering if it was a $10 manf. coupon thus the IPs didn’t want to scan. Just a heads up for anyone that planned on doing the deal. I was going to rinse and repeat but I’m not going to try again.”

Reader requests

  • Christine asks: “I am in need of tissue paper/Kleenex. Any deals anywhere? Costco had 10 boxes, 250ct for $14.50 (ish). Anywhere else have a decent deal? Don’t you love when everyone in your family uses something and never tells you, ‘This is the last box!’ Uggh.”

Sam’s Club

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “At the last Sam’s open house we found fleece tights and leggings $8.44 for a two pack.”

Woodman’s

  • From nancy: “Woodman’s carries the Blue Bunny Ice cream. They have a big selection of varieties. Usually priced at 3.50 sometimes 3.00. You can sign up on their website to get coupons. They come about every other month. Usually 1.00 off 1 item or at least .75 off 1 item. It’s comes via email in a PDF printable coupon.”

Reader deals 10/10/14

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.

Beef sources

  • From cindy: “We buy our beef straight from a farmer friend.   It cost us about $3.00/lb after processing.  We got a quarter cow which was about 200lbs.  Very good meat.   We also go to Lowrey meat market in Buchanan Michigan which is about 15 minutes over the state line.   Takes us about an hour to get there but can’t beat the prices for all sorts of meat.”
  • Outlander asks: “Cindy, do you have a name you can recommend. I’d love to order beef like that from a local farmer, but it would have to be good and not some kind of scam. How did they process yours? Thanks!”
  • And jaci shares: “The farmer we use happens to be a coworker of my husbands the meat when you buy it that way taste night and day. We do 1/2 before butchering weighed 350lbs after butchering and paying farmer works out to a little over $3lb for tenderloin ground beef roasts ect. I wonder if that’s something that could be posted in reader requests if anyone could suggest someone for you if he didn’t work with him I’m not sure how we would have come across someone”
  • Christina M. adds: “Here’s a list of several farmers near Chicago. www.eatwild.com/products/illinois.html I buy meat from local farmers in an effort to buy more humanely raised meat so I can’t say it’s necessarily cheaper. Here are the farmers I buy from in case they aren’t in that list: www.natureschoicefarm.com/ www.wallacefarms.com/ jakescountrymeats.com/about/ Most local farmers have farm tours available, either by appt or on specific days. I highly recommend going; it really makes you feel good about buying local.”

Meijer

  • Susie shares: “For the two-day sale, the Meijer vegetable oil is BOGO free and the Meijer brand sugar is B2G1 free. Depending on the price of these two items and whether the free items count towards the total dollar amount, we could have a good deal based on the catalina you have listed for Meijer: Meijer brand baking products 10/5/14 – 10/24/14 Buy $5 and get a $1 Catalina toward your next baking purchase Buy $10 and get a $3 Catalina toward your next baking purchase Alert from: Meijer (this is a Meijer-specific offer) When my mom told me she was heading out to the Meijer in Homer Glen yesterday I asked her to check the price of the vegetable oil and it was $2.68 a bottle, or $1.34 each after the BOGO free sale. Now, if we factor in the baking catalina and I think we are looking at a pretty good deal on oil that we have not seen since Jewel’s blackbelt catalina deals on the Wesson oil. Buy 8 bottles @ $2.68 each = $21.44 Minus 4 bottles @ $2.68 each= $10.72 Earn a $3 baking catalina = $7.72 $7.72/8 = $.965 a bottle”
  • From ellen: “on my checkout 51 i have a meijer specific buy 3 transocean snackers get $2. that would make them $.33 each after rebate.”
  • And liz reports: “I just got back from meijers in Niles..got a few good deals. First there is a schick/Playtex/carefree/stayfree deal spend $25 get $10 off instantly. I bought 2 hydro silk razors at 10.49 each, 2 carefree liners at .99 and 1 stayfree at 2.89 for 25.85 got $10 off then used 2 $5 off hydro silk printables from last week, 2 .50 carefree coupons and 1/1 printable stayfree from 2 weeks ago? for a total of 3.85..and credit towards my rewards. Next sara lee frozen strawberry or cherry cheesecakes and Danish’s were 50% off ..after discount were 2.49 and 2.79 plus there was a manu coupon from a insert I had in my book for .75 off. nice to have in the freezer. On the pebbles deal posted from this site I found the 11 oz boxes which were part of the buy 2 get 1 sale they were 2.59.. so 5.18 minus 1/2 coupon plus I did get the 1 catalina so 3.18 for 3 boxes..I carry a binder so sorry don’t know dates of when these coupons are from”
  • She also saw the Pebbles: “at niles the smaller boxes are 2.59″

Online deals

  • From letsshop: “Also every Friday [Raise] offer[s] a extra 5% 0ff on a few selected stores ,Bought some Home Depot and Walgreen’s GC this summer at 14% off ,nice to get discounts !”
  • An option from Christina M.: “Last winter, Nordstrom Rack had great fleece leggings for about that same price. I only remember brown, black and grey colors.”

Reader requests

  • Brandy is wondering: “Anyone know if they sell Blue Bunny ice cream at any of the stores around?”
  • An idea from peaches: “They might sell it at Food4less.”
  • Kari O. says: “There is a store locator on their website. Looks like Central IL like Morton, IL carry it but nothing nearer to Chicagoland.”
  • But peaches found: “I just checked on their website, and both food4less and Jewel carry it, as well as Mariano’s.”
  • And deann says: “ultra has blue bunny”
  • Mandy adds: “Walmart, Butera, & Ultra also sell Blue Bunny ice cream.”
  • Jane says: “I believe I have also seen Blue Bunny ice cream at Super Wal-Mart. Worth a shot?”
  • Heather emails: “We are looking to do some home remodeling and are looking for ways to save at Home Depot and Lowes… any suggestions?”
  • Kate is wondering: “Has anyone bought on Groupdealz before? I am wondering how reputable they are. The reviews online are mixed.”

Surveys

  • From liz, on Pinecone: “I joined about a month ago and already have $12.00. hopefully by Christmas I will have enough to use towards one person on my list!”

Target

  • Karla asks: “The Hodgkins Target did not have a spot for Seattles best coffee. Did anyone have luck finding them at nearby Target locations? Thanks in advance!”
  • Nancy shares: “I used the printable $1.60 off 2 Twizzlers at Target today. There was a 10% off on Halloween candy on Cartwheel and with my 5% off for RedCard, I paid 1.32 a bag.”
  • A report from kitty: “Water was $3.50 in Niles too.”
  • A deal from liz: “at target the purina one dry cat food 7lbs is 11.99. Buy 2 for $24.00 get a $5.00 giftcard. Use 5% cartwheel on purina dry cat food. I had a $5.00 target coupon when you buy 2 purina 5# or bigger cat foods and use 2 1/1 manu coupons . I also found bags tjhat had bonus wet cans in the bag. Sorry don’t know where or what date the coupons where in but got them from inserts that were in my book. This is a great deal if you buy this”

Reader deals 10/9/14

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

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

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • On tee knockoff magic erasers, jackie shares: “I bought the knock off magic erasers. They came from a foreign country and didn’t hold up well at all. I needed to use many of them for one job. They are atleast half the thickness of Mr Clean. With Mr Clean I could use one pad for many jobs.”
  • But Don in Hot Deals likes them: “I really like them and at the price – win win”
  • On using them to wash dishes, Turken shares: “Re: Mr clean erasers — the “magic” erasers are nothing more than a piece of melamine foam, and generally considered safe. No chemicals other than worn-away particles of the foam itself.”
  • But Kari O. is not so sure: “That foam is made with formaldehyde… I wouldn’t want to wash my dishes with it.”
  • But then she found: “‘Here are some facts about the ingredients used in Magic Eraser: The ingredients in Magic Eraser have been safely and commonly used for many years in a wide range of household products. -Formaldehyde is not and has never been an ingredient in Magic Eraser. One ingredient in Magic Eraser (formaldehyde-melamine-sodium bisulfite copolymer) contains the word “formaldehyde” in its chemical name. However, this ingredient is not formaldehyde and poses no health or safety risks. (Think of this name like “sodium chloride”, which is table salt. Sodium by itself can be dangerous, but sodium chloride – salt – is safe.) Magic Eraser is considered non-toxic. As with any sponge-like product, when swallowed this product may block the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, we do advise to keep this product out of the reach of children and pets to avoid accidental ingestion — it is not a toy. – It is possible that formaldehyde may be present in minute, trace amounts as a result of the manufacturing process. Even then, the amount present is significantly lower than standards established by governmental agencies and trade associations, and is actually less than what is found in indoor air. In fact, no ingredients in Magic Eraser are subject to any health-related labeling laws in North America or in the European Union.’ I don’t think Magic Erasers are dangerous, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable scrubbing it on my dishes.”
  • An idea from Outlander on the Finish tabs: “That same one is on Snap (must buy on Amazon and upload within 2 days). So if you don’t  want to do S&S, you can save $2 this way. I only don’t know if the Amazon Q will still be applied.”
  • She clarifies: “Actually, I don’t mean upload the receipt, you have to email them your Amazon confirmation email.”
  • Matt says: “I used to buy dog food at the Petco, but I saw on Amazon that it’s close to $10 cheaper to have it shipped to my house.”
  • Charlotte agrees: “I’m not Matt, but I get my dogfood from Amazon too. I feel a bit guilty about it, as I’m not supporting local stores. But those 30 lb bags are HEAVY. And IF I manage to get a $ off coupon from Pet Supplies Plus, AND it is on sale, I might get it for the same price as I get it from Amazon. We get Taste of the Wild by the way, and it’s around $44 for a 30 lb bag. Unlike other dogfood brands, our dog hasn’t grown tired from it and she gets two thumbs up on her bi-annual health check ups :)”

Costco

  • From jolynn: “If you are a Costco member…San Francisco Bay Fog Chaser 160 OneCup™ for $51.99…free shipping…$.325 per cup!!”

Goodwill

  • From letsshop’s email: “We’re opening our doors in Romeoville, at 1360 W. Airport Road, on Thursday, October 9! With fresh inventory and new product, be sure to stop by our newest location for AMAZING deals! “
  • Anne adds: “Romeoville Goodwill opened today. Cashier there said Frankfort grand opening is tomorrow.”

J.C. Penney

  • Matt reports: “It’s a good time for clearance shopping on summer items right now. I found some deals recently at JC Penney. $30 items were $5 and some items were even priced lower than that.”

Jewel

  • A find from rocket: “I think the twizzlers are 4 for $8 at jewel . Not pictured in ad but I think they were tagged that way.”
  • A report from bigmoney: “Got alert for Progresso soup cat at Jewel.”
  • Something to look for from Jane: “Did you see the other varieties of Marzetti besides the old fashioned one? I found some others on an end down by the bananas in my store. They also have Light, Peanut Butter and Sweet n Salty for the same price! We ate the Light one (isn’t diet!) last week and this week I picked up a PB and Sweet n Salty one. My husband likes the PB and we have yet to open the other one. I have a feeling I’m going to like the last one and eat too much of it. I try to avoid the caramel apples already made because sometimes the apple is mushy or bruised. I chop up a bunch of peanuts and dip your caramel sliced apple in the nuts! It’s awesome.”

Lawsuits

  • VB shares: “For AT&T wireless customers: here is the link to see if you are entitled to a refund from a class action lawsuit that goes back to 2009. People were charged fees that were “hidden” in their bill. If you fill out the claim they will do the work for you to see if you are entitled a refund. It will take a while to get the refund but if you were charged $9.99 a month since 2009 it may be worth the time.”

Meijer

  • A tip from Cindy: “Don’t forget to check your mperks rewards.  I have a $6 off when I spend $40 or more on paper, laundry, and cleaning items.”
  • Anne found: “The 10/$10 with 11th free facial tissue deal overlaps with the Meijer napkin/bath tissue/facial tissue Catalina running 10/5-10/24 where you buy $6, get $1.50 OYNO, buy $10, get $3 OYNO. The tissue counts are 75-160, so makes for a nice deal – 11 boxes for $7 net.” This also will count toward the reward Cindy mentions!

Reader requests

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “Does anyone have any experience with the Allrecipe menu planner? I need a meal plan for my brain to function so we can have dinner on the table.”
  • From seachicago: “I live in Chicago (south side), and am wondering if it’s cost-effective (and tastier!) to buy a cow direct from a farmer—as in, already cut up and packaged ready for the freezer! I have no idea how to go about looking into that; any ideas or suggestions???”

Target

  • Jane says: “Or if you don’t want to deal with a gift card, I was at Target Sunday and their “Boots and Barkley” brand of litter was only $10.99 (reg. price) for the  35 lb. giant tub of clumping litter plus there was a Cartwheel for 10% off, making it only $9.90. I’m not sure if that offer is still valid, but it was a good deal for that size I thought. Plus you don’t have to pay all that extra high tax since you use no coupons and the Target Cartwheel takes the price paid down a bit!”

Trader Joe’s

  • A find from bigmoney: “Mini pumpkins were $.69 at Trader Joe’s today. “

Walmart