Reader Deals 12/18/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

Family Dollar

  • From Elizabeth,”Sale $1.50 on Hawaiian Punch! Today only, when you shop at Family Dollar, you’ll get Hawaiian Punch for the whole family to enjoy – for just $1.50 with your Daily Deal. Text DEALS to 28767 for your coupon code because this deal is for one day only.”

Gift Cards

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Sam’s club

  • Amy found a deal at Sams club in Crystal Lake. Super cheap for coconut milk!

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Shoprunner

  • Jennifer sent this comment, “received an email this morning about Shoprunner.  I have the free membership as an American Express card holder.  The email states that my free membership is being extended for another year, courtesy of American Express.  If you get the email, you have to log into your Shoprunner account, go to your Account section, and click the “Get Started” button.  They will ask for your card number (but not the expiration or CVC number).  And you are good to go!”

Reader Deals 12/17/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

Freebies

  • Rosemary found this, “Free ShopRunner – If you’re an American Express Cardholder, head on over here to score a FREE ShopRunner membership? All that’s required is that you keep an eligible American Express Card as your default card in Express Checkout at ShopRunner! “
  • Chelsea sent this, “Free redbox rental through the weekend. If you text MSTRICKER to 727272 (the redbox texting number) you can help a friend out and get a free one night rental that expires sometime later this weekend. Great way to get a free movie rental!”

Heads Up

  • Melissa sent a heads up on the Walgreen’s bandaid deal, “I tried this deal earlier and the coupon beeped. They told me it was only for first aid products. Lol I asked them if Band Aids were a first aid product. They said it had to be gauze. I think it beeped because she scanned my jingle cash first. They lost a sale for over $30 because I said just forget it and left everything there.”
  • Karen comments on the leggings thread from yeserday, “I too purchased the leggings for my girls.  Very disappointed to find tights not leggings.  I am not certain that they will never wear them.  I had planned on one for my daughter for this weekend.  Guess I will be hitting the stores to find real leggings and not seamed tights.”
  • Connie has a comment on Groupon Goods, “I’m surprised it took so long to get your Groupon Goods order! I’ve placed 3 orders since Thanksgiving and all were received in about a week (some a little longer, some a little less).  That includes the one I placed under the $10 off clearance apparel coupon on 12/6, the clearance video I ordered arrived in 2 days and then the shapewear I ordered took until 12/12 to arrive.”
  • Elizabeth sent this heads up on the Lego Women Scientists, “WOOHOO! I got one. Schaumburg got “lots” in today. They would only let me hold and purchase one, but if you are still looking for this give them a call. Hopefully the keep that policy so everyone gets a chance. As a bonus they are giving out a free Lego ornament, while supplies last.”

Meijer

  • Andrew commented on the post Money Making Energizer batteries at Meijer, “For mPerks members, these will also count towards the “Electronics” personalized reward. Mine is for $9/$65.”
  • Tori send some information on Beats Solo2 deal at Meijer, “All the Beats items are included.  I got the Beats Studio (regularly $300) for $175 after 25% off, $20 mperk, and $30 oyno coupon.  The Beats Mixrs (reg $249) come to $137. The Beats Drenched are $99.99 this week at Staples. They are pretty much out of stock, but you could price match at Targte pr Walmart.”
  • On the Meijer deals — $15 Bath & Body Works gift cards, Krissy points out, “Bought these yesterday, they are three $15 each gift cards in the package. So $40 for $45 worth if gift cards. Packaging is deceiving. I didn’t realize my error until after I bought them. Tried to return them to no avail.”
  • Feelgood sent a deal alert, “Got an alert from Meijer last night for another Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina deal: Buy Scrubbing Bubbles products between 12/29/14 and 1/25/15 and save up to $3.00 on a future order with coupon. Buy 2 get a $2.00 cat. Buy 3 or more get a $3.00 cat”

Online Deals

  • Lisa sent this about the Today’s Kid Cozy Chair, “I ordered these monday and they already came today! they look so cute and comfy- smaller than i thought, but perfect for a 1-3(4) yr old! still this price!”
  • Paula commented on Pokemon Omega Ruby + Alpha Sapphire net $29.99 each — wyb both, “Thanks- ordered online to pick up in store, and said gift card will arrive by Monday…(free expedited shipping on the gc).  Worked out nicely for items on the list!!! Thank you!” (Note: order online for in store pickup for this deal to make sure you get it by Christmas.)

Reader Requests

  • Chrissy asks, “Does anyone own a decent air hockey table? I don’t want to buy a professional one or anything, but just one that actually blows enough air for the puck to “float” across the table. Thanks!!”
  • Kay asks, “Does anyone have prepaid/no contract cell service they are happy with? Someone just gave me an iphone 4s so I want to use my own phone. I spent over an hour today with Straight Talk over my order from Tues morning with the ‘free overnight shipping’ that they charged me $14.95 for – when I still don’t have my order. Actually they have not even processed the order yet (36 hrs after they charged my account). Apparently ‘overnight’ is from whenever they process the order (which seems to be whenever they feel like it). They told me they will ‘probably’ process the order in 24-48 hours. And since you have to sign for the order, don’t leave your house for 2-3 days! Precisely why I went with no contract service – because now I can walk away. Looking for unlimited talk, text and data. Anyone?
  • Julie asks, “Another Lego question! (Got great help last time!!) Besides ordering individually from bricklink.com, anyone know where I can get sets or lots of bricks like these together? Also does anyone know what the “ear” bricks are called? Same question for the whiskers and the nose. Oh, and the eyes?

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Target

  • Kelly sent a deal she found, “I know there are a lot of Gluten free shoppers out there . . . Saw this at Target in Wheaton today. Glutino gluten free cornbread stuffing on clearance for $2.34, down from $4.69. Seems like a good deal to me. It was on an end cap across from the refrigerated liquor. Also, the Stove Top stuffing rang up as $1.23 or something (even though it was marked as $2.19) and then Cartwheel’s 40% off brought it down to $.75 a box.”
  • From Jane: “I think there is a 40% Cartwheel on boots for the family today, too.”

Reader Deals 12/16/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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

  • focadima comments on the Noise Isolating Headphones Gold Box Deal, “We bought my teenage son these headphones 2 years ago for Christmas, he was initially disappointed that he did not get beats But once he started using them he LOVED them and even convinced a few friends to buy them as well!

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Heads Up

  • From Lisa, “Got my Gear XS “leggings” . I am certain a lot of you ordered this as it was blogged heavily. Decent item but I purchased several of them as my intention was to pair them with a top as a gift. Now I am out shopping for leggings as when they came the packing reads tights. Totally different mind set from a wearers stand point. Leggings you imagine as pants and could wear with a top. Tights you imagine something like a skirt going over  and more of a under garment. I personally felt that these were misrepresented and would not have ordered them had I known they were tights. Did Everyone else get tights too?”
  • Rachel comments, ‘I always thought of leggings as footless tights, unless they are like jeggings — these are actually thicker than some of the ones I have seen worn with tops?”
  • Lisa replies, “True, they are thicker than a lightweight pair of leggings. I bought a lined pair of leggings at Walmart and they are structured like pants and not tights. These have 2 seams  on the tush part that are very akin to thermal long underwear and are tube shaped as apposed to a pant shape. For tights, they are a decent deal. In my area they are available for about $5 a pair for similar quality so worth the money. If I were buying them for the purpose as they are labeled “tights”, all would have been good. However they probably would not have sold so many (especially to me) if they were accurately described and not represented as something they are not.”
  • From feelgood, “Hollister has all jeans and pants on sale for $20 today only, with free shipping at $25.”
  • Sharisse commented on the Buffalo Wild Wings deal: “I did this last year & never received anything back. :(“
  • Caroline sent this:

BARGAINS IN A BOX BIGGEST TENT SALE EVER!

WHEN:

Friday, December 19: 10 am-8 pm

Saturday, December 20: 10 am-8 pm

Sunday, December 21: 10 am-6 pm

Monday, December 22: 10 am-8 pm

Tuesday, December 23: 10 am-8 pm

WHERE:

1810 N. 5th Ave. River Grove, IL (This location only!)

Jewel

  • Michelle found some deals today, “Just got home from Jewel at Geneva Road and Main Street y(Wheaton) and they have the hormel pork loin back ribs for $1.99/lb most packs were $5!! They have quite a few of these. They also have some hamburger patties on sale $4 for 4 patties.”

Meijer

  • Feelgood sent this comment about a Meijer policy, “Looks like you can buy something today at a higher price, then get the difference back after the item goes on sale in an upcoming weekly ad.”

Reader Requests

  • Rachel sent this for Nancy: Meijer is doing Santa Bucks Wed and Thurs this week, and they’re already available to load in mPerks.
  • Allison sent a suggestion for the kitty litter question from yesterday, “Joanne- I recommend Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light. I use this for my cat with sensitive skin and it doesn’t bother him at all. I use the fragrance free variety and it is dust free and does a good job of keeping the box smelling fresh. Jewel and Meijer carry it and it goes on sale pretty often.”
  • Sabrina also has some suggestions, “Dustless cat litter-we use the Breeze litter box system for our two cats. It uses pellets and also absorbent pads at the same time. Not only is it way cleaner than traditional litter, the cost also ends up being less for us weekly. But the initial cost was higher than a regular box.”
  • –and about the groupon goods, “For the groupon goods I too ordered four things from them. The shipping did take way longer than I anticipated, but I finally received the fourth and final order today. My orders were placed before thanksgiving.”
  • Lisa Maria has a question, “Hi! Any deals when you renew your Sam’s club membership?”

Restaurant.com two day code, $25 for $4.25

  • Feelgood sent some suggestions for Letsshop on the Restaurant.com two day code, “there are a few restaurants in your area that don’t require you to spend double the certificate amount. Examples: Broadway Pancake House in Brookfield, $5 certificate for a $7.50 minimum purchase, or $10 certificate for a $15 minimum purchase. Grand Tavern in Brookfield, $10 certificate for a $15 minimum purchase. Andreas in Forest Park, $5 certificate for a $7.50 minimum purchase.”

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Target

  • Jessica on Facebook, found Just Dance 2015 is on sale for $25.00, shipped, for multiple platforms.
  • Vicki adds, “I found ToysRUs has the xbox 360 version on their website for $19.99. Target price matched for me on Sunday even though theirs was on sale for $25 in store. Plus used my red card for extra 5% off!”
  • Debbie sends a comment on the Target Free With Coupons, “Our Champaign Target had the Clorox wipes at $.92 and not the $.48.  I have more trouble with them than any other store when you mention deals in the Chicago area and then we don’t get them here always.”
  • Kay replies, “I have noticed some Target stores here (Western Suburbs) have them priced at $.92 and other stores have them for $.48. Prices are pretty inconsistent even with stores relatively close to each other.”

Walgreens

Reader Deals 12/15/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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

  • Illini mom sent this tip on the lemon juice coupon, “Regarding the frozen Minute Maid lemon juice…They suggest you defrost it in the fridge 24 hrs before use.  It is found in the frozen juice section near cans of O.J.  At our house we always keep a bottle of it in our fridge  & use it when we broil seafood. (typically salmon but also shrimp & scallops)  Used under the broiler, 1st squirt the salmon with MM lemon juice & ICBIN Butter spray butter; then flip & repeat. (easy peasy & yummy!)”
  • Another tip from Soapboxtray, “I didn’t use MM brand but use 100% lemon juice in with my apples when I make apple sauce, just about a 1/2 cup and simmer that and apples on the stove and it adds a super yummy flavor!”
  • From peaches, “You can just keep the lemon juice in your freezer until you need it.  I bought a bottle of MM when it was on clearance at Jewel this last summer for $1.  Each bottle is equivalent to 7 lemons, and it keeps in your fridge for 8 weeks once you thaw it., and no it does not have any preservative.  The last time I checked lemons were $1.29 a piece at Jewel, although they were less at Whole Foods, where I usually get my lemons.  I don’t have a Pete’s or Caputo’s anywhere near me where I can get them for 3/$1″

Heads Up

  • Gretchen comments on My First Checkout + Shopping Cart $34.99 shipped, “Buyer beware.  I ordered this for my kids for Christmas on November 29.  I haven’t received anything.  The tracking information on groupon says “not yet shipped” and when I called their customer service they have no idea why it hasn’t shipped or when I’ll get it.  The best the can do is offer me a refund if I call back tomorrow.  I’m pretty upset since now I have no gift, and it also doesn’t give me very much confidence in groupon orders. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing anything else from them.  I prefer to work with reputable dealers like Amazon who value their customer service, and are dependable.  This seems like a huge scam.”

Reader Request

  • Nancy has a question, “Anyone know if/when Meijer is doing another Santa Buck deal before Christmas day?”
  • Lisa has an answer for the Lego question, “The Lego store sells individual pieces. I don’t know which are available though. Also, if you know their SKU number, you could order directly from Lego. Hope this helps.”
  • From Cindy, “I was also going to say the Lego store.  Try online they show all the different types of individual legos.”
  • So does Dan, “Julie, I am constantly putting together past sets with loose pieces (much cheaper than buying boxed) and am currently putting together a LEGO portrait for our newborn daughter from one of her newborn photos. I always use bricklink.com for my loose used and new LEGO piece needs. It is quite an extensive site with many search options, but typically I just utilize the “buy” tab. Under the buy section you can go under the second option near the top “parts”. Now, the easiest way is to search for the exact LEGO piece number. Yes, each LEGO has a unique number. Also, each color of every piece has a different unique number. So, you just need to find out more about your pieces to make your searches easier. To help you out, the pieces you are showing can be found under “plates”, number 3710. The hinge piece is considered a “hinge”, number 2429. You can actually just input the four digit number in the search field and it will bring up the piece. The pieces available are organized by color. I like to add a filter to the search, “USA Only” as the shipping can get ridiculous when buying from Europe. There are plenty of sellers with spare parts from the US, so this should never be a problem for you. You can also buy parts directly from LEGO, however, the prices are MUCH MUCH more reasonable through bricklink.com. Hope this helps! Happy holidays!”
  • From Julie, “Thanks. MAN, that site is GREAT!!! THANKS A TON!!!”
  • Melissa has a few more suggestions, “I would recommend brick link as well. I also would recommend a few certain sellers that have you tube channels. Brickstackers, Happyblues Place, Big B Bricks, Mr Bears Bricks and a few that currently have their stores closed but will be open again in the future. Bricktsar, Bricks On The Dollar and Bricks From Chris”
  • Joanne has a request, “I’m reaching out to all the MUM readers for a recommendation on a DUSTLESS scoopable cat litter.  I love my cats.  I use a small childs wading pool as a litterbox in my basement.  EVERYTHING is covered in a thick layer of DUST.  I can’t take it anymore.  Any suggestions?”
  • Rachek suggests, “You might also switch to the covered boxes — even if you need to have multiple boxes, they help keep the dust down.”
  • Nora answers the CVS rebate question from yesterday, “Regarding April’s rebate situation:  from my experience, they will only give you what you actually paid for the item after all coupons were redeemed. If your net cost was $1.67, that’s what you will get back. Anything more would be “double dipping.” A few years ago, I argued with Walgreen’s about this point until I was blue in the face – and I lost. I see their point, but it is still disappointing because it does not reward customers for couponing.”
  • Linda has a question about a CVS deal from yesterday, “Can you use 2 CVS store coupon in 1 transaction?  It seems that she used one $2/$8 CVS store coupon for Body Wash and one $2 instant CVS store coupon together?  I thought you could only use one CVS store coupon?”
  • Erin has a question about the foodsaver sale, “I want one of these but don’t have a clue which one. Only need it for family use. No big jobs. Any recommendations??”

Reader Deals 12/14/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

Crunchy Friday

  • Peaches sent a Crunchy Friday book recommendation, “100 Days of Real Food is a good book for families that are trying to wean them selves off of processed foods for the first time, but for people that that have been following her blog for a while, I am not sure how much they would get out of the book.  A better choice for people who already know how to steer clear of processed food might be the Pollan Family Table, which has gotten fantastic reviews on Amazon, and is written by Michael Pollan’s Mother and three sisters. “

Culver’s

  • Mandy reports on the Culver’s deal, “We went to Culvers in Lombard yesterday and bought a $25 GC.  We rec’d a voucher for a free value basket b4 2/22/15 and a Culvers calendar with 2 coupons a month for various items attached.  Several were b1g1f offers.  Nice!”

CVS

  • Julie comments on a deal at CVS this week, “The Nivea Body Wash was a $1 money maker for me. The magic coupon machine spit out a $2/$8 body wash/liquid soap coupon along with the $2/2 Nivea coupon.”
  • Question from April: “I bought that Dulcolax 24ct. tablets this morning mostly to use up my ECB from Thanksgiving sale. The rebate says, that purchase price calculated net of any coupons and excluding tax. My ECB were scanned as Cvs manufacturer coupons?! They are equivalent to cash in Cvs, but on my recipt they looks like a man. coupons. After all my recipt shows that I paid only $1.67 ! There is no phone number on the rebate to call and ask them a question. Can anyone guess an outcome? If they only return me $1.67, then I raver use my ECB on something else.”

Reader Requests

  • Sharon has a request, “If anyone has heard of any good deals for a “ride on” 12 volt bike or car for a girl, I would appreciate it! I’ve been eyeing up the one at Walmart, the Barbie 12 volt Jeep. My grand daughter is 5 though, and I’m afraid that it would already be too small for her. Thanks so much in advance :-)
  • Kari has some suggestions for Sharon, “My two year old loves this kind but it hardly moves with my 5 yr old in it. My five year old actually got a real four wheeler instead from her grandpa. It was used from craigslist and only a 50cc. Anyway. The best deals on these battery powered ones come next month during Target’s unofficial 70% off toy clearance. ( http://instagram.com/p/jVw4pFMifS/ ) So, I would wait it out.”
  • Julie asks, “Any idea of how I can get some individual lego pieces like these? In a kit with other oddballs would be fine or straight up ordering several of each (or close to each) would do. (Specifically looking for about 6 of the jointed ones, and 4 of the straight ones and 4 of “three-nubs” straight ones.) THANKS for any advice!

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Ultra Foods

  • Feelgood sent a deal for this week at Ultra, “Free Idaho potatoes if you have the $1.00 manufacturer coupon found on the Beringer winetag.

Reader Deals 12/13/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

Coke Rewards

  • Feelgood sent this information on the Best Buy Card Deal, “Best Buy gift card is now sold out. But the McDonalds $5 gift card for 100 points is still available, just ordered one.”

Coupons

Culver’s

  • Matt sent this for the Lombard Culver’s,

It’s that time of year and Culver’s wants to spread some cheer! Starting tomorrow, your St. Charles and Lombard Culver’s locations are participating in the 12 Days of Culver’s Deals.

December 13: Buy One Get One Free Double Deluxe ButterBurgers

December 14: Buy One Get One Free Two Scoop Sundaes

December 15: Free Upgrade to a side of Cheese Curds

December 16: $1 off a Chicken Tender Value Basket (4pc)

December 17: Free Upgrade to a side of Onion Rings

December 18: $1 Off Any Medium Concrete Mixer

December 19: $1 Short Shakes

December 20: $1 Off Any Melt Value Basket

December 21: $1 Soups

December 22: $1 Off Any Value Basket

December 23: $1 Off Any Entrée Salad

December 24: $5.99 Double Cheese Burger Value Basket

Plus, when you give a gift, you get a gift! For every $25 in Culver’s Gift Cards you purchase, you’ll receive a voucher for a FREE Value Basket to use at your next visit.

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Heads Up

Reader Requests

  • Diane has a request, “Is coastal (or anyone) still doing that first pair of eyeglasses free anymore?  Or is that a long,long time done deal?”
  • Rachel answers Diane, “That’s long gone, unfortunately. They are now doing $40 off orders over $99 + free ship. http://www.mashupmom.com/new-coastal-glasses-promo-40-99-free-ship/ Zenni has cheap frames, too: http://bit.ly/1A0TIAE
  • Don answered Pam’s question from yesterday, “Hi Pam, the milk was in the Shorewood online ad, maybe others also – Roundys Gallon ofOrganic milk for $3.50 – the wording in the ad says a gallon but the picture is of a half gallon…. the front end manager says it is good for the full gallon, they go by the wording as opposed to the  picture – HTH”
  • Diane has a question, “Does Aldi  sell gift cards or gift certificates?  I remember Rachel had a contest for one in January, but I didn’t know if they still had them?”
  • Rachel answers, “You should be able to purchase them in-store at ALDI.”
  • Feelgood adds,”On the Aldi facebook page: ALDI USA Hi Von – you can purchase gift certificates in $25 increments from any cashier in an ALDI store. Thanks for being an ALDI fan!”
  • Betty answers a question from yesterday, “I could not get the American Girl doll with pet set; but the more expensive set was available of course.”

Staples

  • Seachicago comments on the 50 photo cards for $8.00 deal, “Did this deal weeks ago, envelopes are included.  Cards are matte, not glossy.  I wasn’t super impressed, but maybe my picture resolution wasn’t too great—my kids came out looking a little fuzzy and ruddy!  However, you can’t beat the price, especially if you feel obligated to do the photo card thing.
  • Mindy also has a comment, “Thanks for the tip. I just ordered my first 50 & was thinking it wasn’t quite enough so what the hell, for $8 I’ll get 50 more..friends have said the quality is excellent!”

Walgreen’s

  • Maggie sent this deal, “just got back from Wags, where the Kleenex tissues 6-pack are a better deal: my store had bonus packs: 100 sheets each instead of 85. Also, the Kleenex printable turned out to be for $1.00 off a 6-pack, which, combined with the store coupon, made this whole deal a lot nicer. So I got each 6-pack for $2.99 – with 100 sheets per box instead of 85!”

 

Reader Deals 12/12/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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

  • Beth comments on the Sabra coupon, “They are on sale at my Mariano’s for $2.50 through the end of the year, so $0.50 each on double Wednesdays!”
  • e. also found a deal, “Buy one get one free at Meijer 12/12-12/13/14″
  • Karen comments on the Jose Ole coupon, “I used a couple of these last night at Meijer, these are back on price cut $3.99 until 12/28/14, gotta love $1.99 Jose Ole!”
  • Jane sent this about the Starbucks Coupon, “I received an odd email from Starbucks this morning. I had done the Target deal and submitted my info on Starbucks site to receive the $5 g.c. Today they sent a response that seemed to regard a Via Taste Test, and it seems like I will receive a free bag of coffee. Either way is fine with me, but I’m wondering if anyone else received this email, rather than the $5 g.c. confirmation.”

Jewel

  • Jane sent this deal at Jewel, “I bought 1 bag of 10 oz. Kauai coffee for $5.99 and the .99 came off for the Friday deal. OK then. I used the $2 coupon and got a bag for $3! Hurry in today (Friday) if you’d like some too.”

Kellogg’s Family Rewards

  • Maria sent a new code, “There a new 50 point Kellogg’s Family Rewards code on Facebook:  ANNIVERSARYBONUS”

Online Shopping

  • Bicho Raro has a comment on the Monogram necklaces $19 shipped, ” Amazon has these too for the same price all the time……”
  • Julie has a warning, “Just a heads up warning on these for anyone with a long name (8+ letters), especially if you are looking for a young daughter.  The longer the name the more stress that gets put on the weakest points of the cursive name any time it gets caught on something.  We got one for each of our oldest 2 girls, Savannah and Charlotte, and both broke within 2 weeks of them wearing it.  Ours were from 2 different sites, but broke in a similar way.”

Reader Request

  • Pam has a question for Don, “Don, can I ask what milk you are talking about at Mariano’s?”
  • Linda is looking for a deal, “Anyone know of a good subscribe & save toilet paper deal on amazon? Thanks!!”
  • Rachel answers Linda, “There’s this one, but the $1.50 coupon is now gone: http://www.mashupmom.com/scott-extra-soft-tp-deal/
  • Michele wants to know if anyone was able to get the Today Show American Girl Special, “I tried to buy it.  But even before it was shown on Today, the pet set was showing as “unavailable”.  Makes me wonder if anyone was actually able to buy the pet set.  Anyone???”

Rebates

Reader Deals 12/11/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

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

Gift Cards

  • Susan has a comment onthe Spa Finder Gift Card Promo, “Costco has 2 $50 cards for $79.99
  • Brandy says, “Finally took advantage of the 20% off gift cards (Amazon and others) at Thornton’s. The one on 63rd in Woodridge had at least 10 Amazon cards on the display. I bought one… deal says 1 per customer even though I know others have purchased more. Also signed up for a rewards gas card and got $.10 off per gallon (for 3 months apparently), so paid $2.49/gal!! Thanks.”

Heads Up!

  • Lynn sent a comment,” I may be the last one to know this, but  I discovered today that some Amazon Lightening Deals also have other promotions that compute on the PRE-DEAL (regular Amazon) price.  As an example, I bought a men’s jacket normally $78 on lightening deal for $24.99.  I noticed on the item description page that there was a 30% off promotion when you entered a code at checkout.  I entered that code at checkout and it took off another $23.40 (30% of $78).  The net cost was $1.59 shipped.  I thought they might cancel my order, but it has shipped and my card charged $1.59. I’ve tried this on several other items and the math works the same way, although typically the discount is not quite so dramatic.”
  • Rebecca, “Not sure if this has been noted yet, but the Stride Rite store at Oak Brook Mall is closing in 2 weeks. All inventory is 70% off, even off of already reduced prices. It’s a bit of a jumble but the employees are super helpful. For $95, I scored 10 pairs of shoes, including KEEN, MERRILL, and SAUCONY that retail for $60+. There is a HUGE amount of infant/toddler sizes, a lot of boots. The boys’ section had mostly larger (kid 1-4) sizes but some 9-10-12 toddler too.”
  • Julie has some comments on the Crayola deal at Target, “FYI – the BOGO 50% mix and match is a mess with Crayola.  The print ads and in store signage do not include Crayola, but the online site does.  The prices online for the 1 or 2 items I was interested in were higher than in store, but out of stock online.  I tried working it out at customer service, but the gal working the desk yesterday dais that Crayola must have been a separate BOGO sale.  If you go to the BOGO sale on target.com however, it shows all the Crayola items in with the Nerf, Barbie, etc.  I printed out the page with the item I’m looking for mixed and matches with all the other brands and will see if it works.  If so, Crayola also has a 30% off cartwheel to make things even better.”

Legos

  • Maria has a tip on finding Lego storage, “For those who thrift, I’ve seen these at Goodwill a few times. Usually priced between $4.99-$14.99, depending on the condition and which location. I got a pair for $4.99 each and they were perfect. So, if you’re patient – keep your eyes peeled. ;)
  • Julie also a suggestion where to find storage, “Menards had a 10 drawer one that looks identical to the right half of the one pictured above for $20 on Black Friday weekend.  If interested, you might check your local Menards for a cheaper option if they have any left.”
  • Another source from Elizabeth, “i have seen similar ones at Joann’s fabrics as well.”
  • From Meg, “These come up on Amazon Lightning Deals for around $25 and I have gotten the one that is half the size at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon.  That being said, I would recommend not wasting your money.  The drawers do not stay in the guides and you end up with a stack of drawers on the floor.  We use ours for craft and art supply storage and I’m constantly swearing at it.”
  • From Bob, “they have them on sale at menards also”
  • Kathryn comments, “I didn’t have good luck with these…the drawers come out too easily and don’t stay even.”
  • San reports, “That’s sooo expensive and not the greatest quality. Every year I see a fellow teacher throw hers out.
  • On the Lego Minecraft Enderdragon, Julie says “Toys R US usually does a B1G1 50% a week or 2 before christmas. I’m holing out and hoping they will this year as well.”

Mariano’s

  • Don has some Mariano’s Deals, “Shorewood store has several specials, specific to their store. They have coupon books in store with $5/$50 limit 1 and same book has Perdue s/b breast $1.68 so $1.50/lb after spending 50 with coupon. My 1st stop in store was to show the front desk manager a print of their ad showing the milk and asked if he will honor the $3.50 for a full gallon and he said absolutely, when cashier asked I advised her of that and had no problems. BTW, I had the produce guy bring out more potebello mushrooms and they were really really nice and fresh…. the c/s at this store is top notch…..”

Meijer

  • Janelle sent this deal, “Meijer is having a fantastic sale on fine jewelry (12/10 & 12/11) for 2 days only. Everything is 70% off with another 10% taken off at the register. Add the Santa Bucks on top of that and you can score some amazing jewelry very cheap. I purchased a $200 necklace for $44 last night. :) Today is the last day.”
  • Maria comments on the Free Colgate Toothbrush, “Last night stopped at the Niles store and no toothbrushes.  Went to Customer Service hoping to get a raincheck and they told me to go pick out a Meijer toothbrush as a substitute.

Reader Requests

  • Letsshop asks, “What does Boursin cheese taste like? or similar to ?”
  • Kelly answers, “On the Borsin garlic and herb cheese, if I remember correctly, it’s similar to a whipped Philadelphia garlic and herb cream cheese.”
  • Bridget is looking for the coupon, “Where is the $1.50 coupon for boursin cheese located?  Thank you”
  • Rachel sends the link to the Boursin coupon, use ZIP 02134

Strack & Van Til

  • Melissa found a coupon to go with the Strack Van Til deal, “there is a $1 back offer on checkout51 for wild harvest hummus. The 13.4oz jars are ,99 cents at stracks this week. Free hummus!

Reader Deals 12/10/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

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

Carson’s

  • TracyS reports on the Carsons Huge Storewide Sale, “Check your ad in today’s paper for a coupon good for an extra 30%off on yellow and  black dot items. I got a Kasper dress for $17.50 and a rm Richards dress for $23.09″
  • Diane has a question on the Conforters and sheet sets sale, “I have been looking at that red comforter with the white snowflakes for the past month and trying to decide if it is cute or gaudy.  I think I need to check it out in person – does anyone know if it is in the stores?  Anyone know how it looks live?”

Coupons

  • Don found some coupons, “In today’s Trib ,with the ads, I received a Mariano coupon book with a $5/$50 and other coupons including a Perdue S/B Breast $1.68/pound…. combo that with the 5/50 and it is time to stock up on decent brand chicken…”

Heads Up

  • From Seachicago, “Something to be aware of, if you’re traveling and put a “vacation hold” on your newspapers: the Chicago Tribune rep told me that they will no longer issue you a credit/subscription extension on a hold less than 30 days (since 2011, he claimed, although it was certainly news to me).  This seemed pretty outrageous to me, particularly if you have multiple subscriptions; that can really add up to quite a few dollars.  I pushed back (politely), and refused to back down (politely) until he agreed to extend my subscriptions.  My next step was simply going to be to cancel my subscriptions, but I didn’t need to go that far. Just something to know, and be prepared to speak up!”

Marianos

  • Kelly sent some deals, “A couple of things at Mariano’s:  Boursin cheese spread is on sale for $3.99.  Use the $1.50 off one coupon (does not double on double daze) and get it for $2.49.  Then get $1 back from Checkout 51 for $1.49 cheese.  Boursin is also on double deal on Checkout 51 so you can get two for that price (if you have 2 coupons).  MinuteMaid juice boxes are regularly priced $3.19.  Use the $1 q on double daze and get them for $1.19.  Starbucks K-cups (10ct.) are on sale for $7.  Use the $1.50/1 q (does not double) to get it for $5.50 (55 cents/cup).  And Driscoll raspberries and blackberries are on sale for $2.50.  Every time I go on double daze, I tell them that the coupon says do not double.  And every time they tell me that the system automatically does it.  So if they’re not concerned about it, then I’m not.  So you can get those berries for 50 cents on double daze.”

Reader Requests

  • Heather has a request, “Hey does anyone know of a good deal on wreaths I would like to put one on my dads and grandma grave this year before Christmas. thanks in advance”
  • Laura has a comment on buying a car, “The last week in Dec is a good time to buy a car.  Car dealers sense when you are in a rush or really need a car.  Enterprise usually has some good deals on car rentals – 150 for a week or $600 for a month.  Book on on-line – don’t call.  You don’t want to rush so it might be worth the extra rental time. If you are financing make sure you run the numbers for a new car and used.  You pay a higher rate for a used car and the end result might be the same or cheaper for a new one.   It’s a huge risk to buy used if you can’t do the repairs yourself. Edmunds.com has fair prices which shows you what other people are paying for the car in your area.  It’s a very useful tool but make sure you check for new incentives (they list them on their site) because your price out the door might even be cheaper.”
  • Maggie sent in an idea for where to donate any Jewel cookware coupons, “The Stars Family Services are actually building a second home for this purpose (first home for adult men has been functioning very successful for several years now) and need to outfit a kitchen! So any extra Jewel stamps would be very welcome! Please send them to PO Box 1388, Wheaton IL 60187. Thank you so much!!!”
  • Lori is looking for some almond meal, “Anyone knows of deals on almond meal?  I am kicking myself for forgetting the Tony’s deal at $6.99 last week.  I cannot buy trader joes because it is manufactured/facility with wheat.  Thank you!”
  • Seachicago has an idea for Lori, “If you have a sturdy food processor, you might try making your own almond flour: but the almonds in bulk, and then just grind them til they’re the consistency you want (but before they release all their oil and turn into almond butter!).  Might be worth a shot, especially if there are food allergy concerns and your kitchen is already wheat-free.”
  • Connie has another suggestion, “Lori, I usually buy the Bob’s Red Mill from Amazon. I get it for the subscribe and save price of $26.08 for a set of 4 bags so it runs about $6.50 a bag if you need some right now, Big Lots usually has the BRM bags for a little under $10.You can make your own as seachicago mentioned, but I find the grind size doesn’t get down small enough to make good flour.”
  • Jennifer has a question, “Has anyone received their rebate for Palmolive dish detergent from a few months ago?”
  • Katy has a request, “Does anylne know of places that you can order pre assembled meals for freezing. I know there is dinnersby design but was looking for  other choices.  I just had my daughter 2 weeks earlier then planned so I didn’t have time to make my own meals.ty”
  • Stacey has some ideas for Katy, “Katy, first of all, congrats on the birth of your daughter! For ease/logistics as a tired momma, I would just use Peapod to order groceries. My easy go-to meals: 1. sloppy joes (meat, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, onions and celery, if on-hand) 2. Tuna Salad, 3. BLTs, 4. Grilled Cheese and soup, 5. Mac and Cheese, 6. Spaghetti/some other pasta shape, 7. Chicken!!  A million different dishes. Google chicken+ whatever ingredients you have on hand and you’ll get a wealth of ideas, or use these websites:  allrecipes or foodnetwork or food.com. My boys like olive oil and Italian seasoning on their chicken, just baked. They also like our “Mexican Feast Night”–we use flour tortillas (always in the frig for us!) w/chix cut into strips w/Lawry’s Chicken Fajita seasoning and some onions (and refried beans and shredded cheese.) Sometimes we cook taco meat, but most of the time they’re happier w/just the fajitas. Yum! Stock up on some family-sized Stouffers frozen meals-their lasagna is fair, the meatloaf is actually pretty good, and once in a while their enchiladas hit the spot. Also, omelettes aren’t just for breakfast :)”
  • Another suggestion for Katy from Connie, “Torch Cookery in Lisle does that if you want a local place. Schwan’s (www.schwans.com) is another place that delivers preassembled meals that are frozen. Artizone.com also offers some meals already predone as well and their delivery is pretty reasonable.”
  • Shirley adds, “Congratulations on your newborn. Schwan is very expensive in my opinion. I do not know where you live. Dinner by Design has a store in Downers Grove and other locations. https://dinnerbydesignkitchen.com/index.aspx  You can have a friend or family member assemble the meals for you or have Dinner by Design assemble and deliver to you. I personally have not used this company so I cannot give you feedback.”
  • Letsshop has a suggestion for anyone looking for a deal on craisins, “I remember Crasins being the cheapest at Sams club 3 pounds or 48 oz. same weight ,been a while so you  check price ! Especially if you could used that much .”

Target

  • rifat found another coupon to use on the Starbucks deal this week at Target, “Starbucks has a better coupon on their ‘origin’ site. The old one was $2.00 for “Origin coffee only”. The newer version is $2.00 for any bag. Did the deal using 3 of the newer version, worked fine.” (note this coupon prints as limit one per person.)

Reader Deals 12/9/14

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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: [email protected]
  • 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.

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

Amazon

Coke Rewards

  • SmartShopper commented on $25 Best Buy Gift card for 625 My Coke Rewards Points, “Awesome deal for the Best Buy gift card through My Coke Rewards. Ordered it…Thanks! BTW, the free 12 pack of Coke is still only 30 points as of Tuesday morning. (check to see that this is still good if you plan to do this deal)

California Pizza Kitchen Gift Cards

  • Brandy sent this deal, “Two $50 gift cards can usually be purchased at Costco as well for CPK at $79.99… same price year around.”

Coupons

  • Liz found a coupon and a deal, “There was a .75 off 2 coupon this past weekend in the paper on certain Christmas skittles..star burst lifesavers….walmart has many of the candy pictured for 1.00 which makes nice stocking stuffers”
  • Siv sent some deals on Maybelline Great Lash or Baby Lips $2.79 or less shipped, “Both of these Maybelline items are also BOGO 50% off, even with S & S: http://amzn.to/1AcUY3j I got 2 of these which also have a 25% coupon, BOGO 50%, and is S & S elgible: http://amzn.to/1GbyvI2 “

Eggs

  • Leslie comments on an egg shortage, “Egg were a $1.29 at Aldi’s in Carol Stream on Schmale today.”
  • Another egg price from Marsha, “Large eggs 1.50 dozen
    Target in Glenview”

Reader Requests

  • Liz sent this comment on buying a car, “Go to Consumers Reports online. For a few dollars you can subscribe for a month and then cancel anytime. They have a list of the best used cars under $5000, under $10000 etc. We bought a Vibe off this list last year and we are very happy!”
  • Kay adds, “I was able to google some lists of best cars – by price, by safety, under a certain dollar amount. You can also check your library for Consumer Reports” (Rachel sent the same comment! ;) )
  • John W sent this comment, “For used cars, I always buy on Craigslist, if you can pay cash without needing a loan. You have to be careful, but the deals are always better than a car dealer (and you can’t trust them, either). Always go with someone to look at cars, use the blue book but be wary of a deal that’s too good, do an autocheck, have a mechanic check out the car before you buy, do the final transaction inside your bank.
  • Shirley adds, “Stay away from ebay. Craigslist is good but make sure the neighborhood you are going is safe. If you buy from a car dealer, you have better negotiation power if you don’t trade in your car and have your own finance line up. If the car dealer does not want to come down in price and you really like the car a lot, try add something to the package (remote car starter or free car wash for x months).”
  • Seachicago weighs in, “Don’t rule out a “luxury” car dealership, for a decent used car at a reasonable price.  They often have a variety of makes and models, and you might have a better experience.  We got a good deal and had a great experience at Muller Acura in NW Indiana (so good I want to give them a shout-out!).”
  • Jill has another option, “We have bought 2 cars through Costco. Costco doesn’t actually sell the cars but sends you to a dealership in their network and sets a price. The first time we used that price to haggle with a different dealership and it served us well. Most recently we just bought through the dealership Costco recommended and are happy with that transaction too.”
  • One more option from Artie, “http://www.wheelsofchicagoland.com/  Good reviews on Yelp and rated A+ by BBB  They buy cars but sell them too”
  • John has another question, “I also have a question about Obamacare. Are there any sites or blogs or news reports about the best quality/deals on the health insurance options in Illinois? I was looking at Land of Lincoln LLH Family Health Network Silver 3100, which for me is $272/mo, $100 deductible, $2250 max out of pocket, pretty good coverage.
  • Kay asks, “Have you tried the “get covered Illinois” website? I think they can help you find the best plan”
  • Maggie adds,”Whatever plan you pick, make sure your doctors are accepting it (and even your favorite hospital!). That sure can make a difference – our doctors are not accepting some of the BCBS plans, so that helped make our decision.”
  • Peaches sends a comment, “I’ve had  a Blue Cross PPO Choice plan this year.  It was $200 a month cheaper than their regular PPO plan, and my doctor and my hospital are part of the plan.  The only thing is there are not a lot of mental health and holistic doctors that take Choice.  One of mine does not, but she does not take PPO, and I would always have to submit her invoices to BCBS anyway before I got on this plan, and I would never know how much they would pay.  I found out with the Choice plan if you go to a provider that is not part of the Choice network, there is an additional $5,200 deductible either just for that provider or for the total bills for all of the non Choice providers I go to.  BCBS got 90% of the business on the marketplace last year, and there were just no other really good options.  I looked at Land of Lincoln, but my doctor was not part of their plan, and they were way more expensive than BCBS.  Kaiser Family Foundation has a good site for Obamacare.  I also know of an insurance agent that is wonderful that is on Belmont in Chicago, that only deals in health insurance.  You can PM me if you are interested.  Good luck with the marketplace.  I just turned 65, and so Jordan helped me pick a medicare plan, but nobody told me that I had to call the marketplace to cancel my old plan instead of BCBS, and right now I have two plans, and the marketplace cannot cancel my first plan until 12/20, and they can’t back date it.”
  • Mandy has some advice, “Be wary of the max. out of pocket.  Some of the copays and other charges do not count toward it.  I looked at one plan that sounded good, but, it was $250 per day copay for inpatient hospital and from what I was reading it does not count toward out of pocket.  If you were in the hospital many days, it would be very expensive.  I think you should talk with someone that really knows for sure.”
  • Silviavm has a question about the mperks 10 free photos,”the app is not working for me on my iPhone for some reason.  it is forcing me to select all my pics which total out to 836 and then it gets me to crop and closes!  Anyone else try?”
  • Laura is wondering if anyone is collecting the stamps from Jewel for the Cuisinartcookware for donation.

Rebates

  • A reminder from Stacey that the $5 Cascade rebate is still available.
  • Kim sent more information on VEEV-a las rebates!, “If you do the Veev vodka rebate on Ibotta, you also qualify for the$10  December bonus. I just got back $25 through Ibotta, I am waiting for Snap to credit, I am working on Berry Cart and I was able to use a coupon in my stash. This may be my biggest money maker ever at $23. If only I had an iphone and could use Shrink.”

Target

  • Stacey sent some Target deals, “Shopped tonight at Batavia Target-this was the most exciting: I bought 4 blue Barilla pasta boxes (.99 each in Batavia), received one free, (so paid for 3) Stocked up on Oscar Meyer wienies-Cartwheel had 25% off, limit 4, mine ends 12/13. Progresso soups were 1.42, Cartwheel had 10% off thru 12/13, so 1.27. Philips String lights buy 3 get 1 free, (so paying for 2-$11.99 each). From pic you’ll see I bought “B5″ style. Sorry if you already know all this; I don’t always have time to read all the posts.”

Ultra

  • Lisa sent a comment on the Ultra Foods Deals for this week, “There is. Also an expired bogo that you can use for the Patene if you are planning on buying it.” Rachel adds, “Pantene sale is $2.88 through today 12/9.”

Walmart

  • Seachicago found a better deal for Craisins than CVS, “Found a better deal on the Craisins at Walmart—too late for me, but maybe not for you!  10 oz. bags (several varieties, incl. reduced sugar/calorie) were $1.88.  Equal to 44 cents/5 oz. bag, and your coupons will get you twice as much (11/23 RP)—looks like a good recipe for oatmeal craisin chocolate chunk cookies, too, right above the coupon.”