Reader Deals 12/19/14

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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

  • Sara comments on the Buy two select British TV titles get $10 off instantly offer on Amazon, “Mr Selfridge is included, it’s really good!  It’s a true story about a man who was an executive at Marshall Field’s, here in Chicago, who left to build his own department store in London.  Selfridges was the 1st department store in London and totally changed how people shopped.  Who knew Chicago had such an influence across the pond!”
  • Pam comments on Amazon gift card lightning deals today, “Might be a really awesome deal if you are allowed to use Amazon GCs to pay. Thornton’s ( where they are 20% off) around me keeps replenishing their stock, so keep checking. Call around. They usually sell out the same day they get them in.”
  • Outlander comments on Last Day for Amazon free shipping holiday delivery, “Use 30CLOTHING for 30%off on those coats.”

Gift Cards

  • Eva is looking for any type of Gift card deal on Restaurants or stores – please share your finds.
  • Charlotte reports, “Yeah, we purchase $100 gift cards (Speedway), and then double dip with the points for the card and then points to fill up. IIRC it’s 48000 points for $50 worth of free gas. It has to be gift cards and not gas cards for this to work, though.”

Heads Up

  • Maria points out, “It’s Free Points Friday on the Kellogg’s Family Rewards page on Facebook:  Enter EASYMENUPLANNING for 5 points”

Jewel

  • Mandy reports, “I was at Jewel on Geneva & Schmale in Wheaton this PM and they had Perdue oven stuffer roasters marked down to .69 lb.  Exp. date 12/21/14.  There were 3 or 4 left when I took mine.”

Reader Requests

  • From Anna, “Has anyone seem Perdue perfect portions buy one get one free. I swear I saw in the ads Wednesday and now I can’t find it !!!! Tia”
  • Elizabeth asks, “I have been doing pinecone research surveys for a couple months now. Today i got a email to be a panelist for a special survey with a large $300. reward . Has anyone else been offered something this large. I am not sure if its real”

My Coke Rewards deals

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My Coke Rewards deals sent over by MamaHan and feelgood. MamaHan comments: “My lovely sister in law just told me that you can get up to 8 of the sparkling 12 packs for just 30 points each when you sign in. For whatever reason, I was only able to get 7, but 7 is definitely better than just one! I have no idea how long this will run, so you’re better off trying this deal sooner rather than later.”

feelgood also shares the 30 point 12 packs, as well as enter one code by 12/31, score a code for a free Shutterfly calendar. And, enter on MCR for a chance to win a $500 Southwest gift card. Click on “rules” and then scroll down to item 5c for instructions on how to enter without spending points.

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

Discount gift cards at My Coke Rewards

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Check your My Coke Rewards account — letsshop and feelgood both email that you can pick up a number of gift cards at a discount today, including a $20 Walmart gift card for 500 points, a $5 McDonald’s card for 100 points, and more.

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.”

Reader Deals 12/8/14

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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.

Heads Up

  • Lisa reports on the Starbucks Refill Tumbler, “I ordered this today 12/8 and the AFF5 took off $5.95 for shipping, however with tax the total to ship was $33.00. Not $28.50 :(
  • Alice reports on price variations on the Free Baby Wipes & Cheap Diapers at Walgreens, “ANother bummer in BG price was 2.79 so no free :(
  • Smartshopper and Outlander both mention that My Coke Rewards is offering a free 12 pack coupon for 30 points today.

Jewel

  • Patty found a coupon for the Jewel Deals for this week, “Challenge butter is also on sale for 2/$7 and there is a $1 printable on their website.  However, it hasn’t reset from a month or two ago, so if you printed them before, no cheap butter. :(.

Reader Requests

  • Melissa has a question abou the Cheryl’s Cookies Sale, “The tin comes with 36 snack size cookies. Has anyone ordered this before? Are these really small or are they an ok size? Thanks”
  • Charlotte wrote: “Any car buying tips to be had? I was just told by my mechanic to ditch my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, as it has $3100++ of repair that needs to be done.”
  • Kay responds, “Wow, I just went thru a nightmare buying a car. First with my insurance company and then a 3 day long ordeal at the dealer – who was incredibly rude. I should have walked away but at that point I had been without a car for a month and did not want to start all over looking for another car. You might be better off at Carmax where there is no haggling over price. I also saw one used car site that guarantees a price. The dealer I went to advertised “Black Friday sales – as much as 25-30%”. They did not even knock off 10%. Also if you can, go with your financing done – take a check. I spent a total of about 16 hr sitting at that dealer over 3 days. Good luck!”

Target

  • Julie sent some information on the Target Toy BOGO sale, “You can just go tot he store and the cartwheel will work with the B1G1 50% sale.  I just did this this morning for the Disney Princess 7 doll set that also had a cartwheel for 40% off.  Since every store I’ve been to has had an Else shortage, the 7 doll set was the best way to get both Else and Anna, plus replace the 1 or 2 headless princesses we already have, lol.  The 7 doll set was $79.99 and I got a Kristoff doll for $11.99.  The 40% came off the 7 doll set and 50% came off Kristoff.”

Vera Bradley

  • Outlander has a comment on the Vera Bradley Green Monday Sale, “I just ordered some stuff for gifts. If you spend a $100 you get a free scarf too ($38 value).

Reader deals 11/25/14

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

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

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

Costco

  • Anyone know the answer to Kristin’s question on Facebook? “There is a costco right off of 94 near the border of Wisconsin (but in Illinois) that you can see right off the highway. Does anyone know what town that is? Thanks!”

Heads up

  • A heads up from Vanessa that the Glade Wax Melts Warmer coupon wouldn’t scan: “Tried to do the deal at Forest Park Walmart. Coupon wouldn’t scan so they wouldn’t take it. They said they don’t take “photocopied” coupons. I don’t know why I bother going to Walmart. There is always a problem.”

Online shopping deals

Reward programs

  • letsshop sends over that 11/24-11/28 My Coke Rewards is offering double points on any Coca-Cola, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Zero 12-pack codes.
  • On the Dunkin Donuts DDPerks, feelgood suggests: “Better to wait until DD has the free $5 gift card offer when joining DD Perks Rewards and downloading their app. This offer comes around every month or two. You get the free $5 gc loaded to your app AND the free coffee.”

Sam’s Club

  • Vivian comments on Facebook: “Sam’s Club has Maxwell House Breakfast Blend Coffee, Single Serve (84 ct.) for $30. Which is 36 cents per cup. I don’t know about the shipping.” Shipping adds $6.08, or check in club.
  • From Lisa: “Went to Sam’s and picked up a glade warmer pack. It has a warmer and 4 packs of melts. It is on sale for 7.71 with a 2.00 instant savings. 5.71 for all that is a great deal.. but to sweeten the pot a little more.. Ibotta has a 5.00 rebate.. .71 for a warmer and 4 packs of melts.”

Starbucks

Target

  • Cari comments: “Last day to use coupon but the Skylanders qualifies as video game software….I used the 10% off coupon from the Target toy catalog along with 5% red card.”

3000 new Kellogg’s Family Rewards points

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Looks like they pulled them.

Grab yourself 3000 Kellogg’s Family Rewards codes with these new points! Alas, the $1.50 coupons are gone, but you can still redeem for the $.75 coupons.

  • YWB1-4F47-X9ML-TZJ3
  •  YJ9J-BH16-HTHM-QXXG
  •  Q9JJ-BJ1R-HT4M-VXJX
  •  FKPJ-BG1X-MTQM-1417
  •  Z5B1-474N-6ZML-T7JJ
  •  K7PJ-BT1H-MT7M-T4T6

(Thanks, Who Said Nothing In Life is Free)