Reader deals 9/1/14

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.


  • Elizabeth posts on Facebook: “Carson has a door buster today on purse size smart phone etc charger sticks only 15 normally 30..picked up an extra one as a phone is always needing juice

Loyalty programs

  • Stuart sends over: “100 KFR points for:  RELAXITSLABORDAY”


  • Shandelle shares: “Free Yoplait yogurt cup on Meijer Mperks using coupon code FREEYOPLAIT14.”
  • From Koupon Kat: “Just wanted to share a reminder that it is limit one instant savings offer per transaction. I didn’t realize that yesterday and bought both 10 of each Spaghetti-O’s and and the cream soups at the same time. Had to go to customer service, return and repurchase to get the instant savings on the soup. Also, there is a new $1 off 3 Healthy Request soup coupon, and there are Healthy Request varieties of Homestyle Soup. You could get six Healthy Request Homestyle, use two $1 off 3 coupons, and then four other Homestyle cans/bowls and use two of the 50 cents off Homestyle or bowls coupons. Pay $6.90 total, or .69 each.”


  • Eun shares: “Belated, but thanks for the letting me know about this website, Trish! I used your referral and ended up with 4 sweaters for $6! Customer service was wonderful! They refunding the shipping fee because I had trouble checking out on the app that night. I haven’t received the package yet; otherwise, I would have mentioned the quality of the items. Becky, do you know about thredUP? They appear to take some Kohl’s brands… Apt. 9 and Simply Vera, but not Croft & Barrow or Sonoma (had to google the brands as I’m not familiar with Kohl’s so forgive me if I’m wrong). Here’s a calculator for the brands they accept. I think I’m going to sell my nicer stuff to Twice and sell my Target/Old Navy clothes to thredUP. They also currently have a $20 sign up credit which I did and I would give my referral link to get $10, but I don’t know if that’s allowed. I’m now aware of all the online consignment stores. lol”


  • Eun reports: “I had an amazing Target run the other night! They seem to have a lot of frozen food clearance right now. Of note, the evol chipotle quesadillas are 50% off to $2.08 (at my store), there was a 25% off cartwheel that expired Sat. (5% came out Sunday), but if you have the $1 evol IP (NLA?), they could still be a good deal. Also, Bird’s Eye Recipe Ready was clearanced to $0.98 and the $1 IP on smartsource went through beeplessly!”

Reader deals 8/31/14

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.

Reader requests

  • Tian asks: “I have an iphone and I send all of my cartwheel and mobile apps to passbook. Does anyone know,for my frined, if Android has anything like that?” You can see both with the Target app, but I’m not sure if that is what you are looking for.


  • A tip for those shopping for Swiffer and having trouble with the location finder, from Ruth: “It did the same for me in my iPad, then it works without a problem in my laptop.”
  • And one from Rita: “try another browser/computer. That worked for me!”

Cheap Swiffer products, free in-store pickup OVER


Check out all the cheap Swiffer products on Target online — clip the $3.00 coupon under the price, then choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges. The coupon is one per order, but you can place multiple separate orders if you want more than one product — and save another 5% with REDcard if you have one!

Top ten Target deals 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

Here are your top ten Target deals and matchups from today’s ad, which runs through 9/6:

Target deals week of 8/31

  • Get a $5 Target gift card wen you buy two select Playtex or Stayfree. Buy two 32 ct boxes of Playtex Sport at $6.99 each = $13.98. Use two $3.00/1 manufacturer coupons = $7.98. Stack with the $1.00/2 Target store coupon here or $1.00/2 mobile coupon (SAVINGS1 to 827438) = $6.98. Get back a $5.00 Target gift card for a net cost of $1.98 for two, or just $.99 a box.
  • In-ad coupon: $5/$20 Just One You by Carter’s (or text JOY to 827438 for a mobile version).
  • Sutton & Dodge rib eye steak, 20% off. Use $1/$5 meat mobile coupon (LUNCH or THANKS to 827438).
  • Get a $5 Targt gift card when you buy two select Tyson frozen chicken. Shows 36 oz Trimmed & Ready for $7.99.
  • Sterilite 56 qt storage bin, $4.79. Get another 10% off with Cartwheel to make it $4.31.
  • Select Sara Lee bread, $1.99. Use $.55/1 in the 8/17 SS.
  • Breyer’s ice cream, $3.00. Print $.50/1 Target coupon here. Get another 5% off with Cartwheel.
  • Eggo, $2.00. Use $1.00/2 in the 8/3 RP. Or use points for Kellogg’s Family Rewards coupons.
  • Get a $5 Target gift card when you buy three select Quilted Northern or Angel Soft. Shows 12 pack double rolls, $6.29. Print $1.00/1 Angel Soft here (77477). Or use $.45/1 Angel Soft in the 8/3 RP (expires 9/1) or print $.55/1 here. Print $.75/1 Quilted Northern here. Or use $.45/1 Quilted Northern in the 8/3 RP (expires 9/1) or print more coupons here. These also are part of the Smart Must Haves rebate for $10 back on $25.
  • In-ad coupon, 25% off $30+ Boots & Barkley pet purchase (or text BARK to 827438 for a mobile version).

Target Weddings — Unexpected Adventures + a $25 gift card giveaway

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.

Today let’s talk about the Target Wedding Registry, memorable experiences, and unexpected finds. The registry was a lot of fun to browse, since MashupDad and I have been married for 17 years now — so it’s really been a while since I’ve taken a good look at a wedding registry. There’s lots of neat new stuff out there! For instance, I never would have thought to include a Canon EOS Rebel T5i on ours (not that they even existed 17 years ago…) but how cool to be able take your own high quality honeymoon photos and more.


Our own most memorable trip recently was to Monterey California to attend my brother’s wedding. It’s so gorgeous out there, and we need an excuse to see far flung family every once in a while. I’m glad I had my phone along to document the whole experience — and I took this jellyfish photo at the Monterey Bay Aquarium just with my phone, but if they’re that impressive with a phone camera, how lovely would Canon Rebel photos have been? The neatest experience there was a little penguin who kept coming right up to the window and following the kids’ every movement with his bobbling head. That, I didn’t get a usable photo of since the penguin moved too fast and the glass was too water streaked, so probably another argument for a real camera.


One of the things I’ve learned over 17 years of marriage, though, is that you don’t have to travel far from home to build memorable experiences, and that the most important are those you create with family and friends. So when picking products from the Target Wedding registry, I stuck a little closer to home. How fun is it, for instance, that board games are a suggested registry option? This both gives people a lower cost gift alternative, and starts you off with the basis for game nights with friends — and, later on, family!


Of course, you might want some wine glasses, too, both for use on game nights and for entertaining in general. (These are a nice size, I’m kind of eying them myself, registry or no registry…) Have a summer game night out on the patio, sip some wine, and enjoy the experience.


And yes, you might also want to included that Canon EOS Rebel T5i to document all these experiences and get togethers — plus, it’s a wedding registry, so it’s fun to put wishes on there too! :)

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a $25 Target eGift card!

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and share your own favorite couple travel story, or if you don’t have one, your favorite product from the Target Wedding Registry.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 9/4/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Target Weddings…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Target. This post is sponsored by Target; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 9/5/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

#TargetWedding #Sponsored

Reader deals 8/29/14

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

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

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

Ace Hardware


Household tips

  • For entertaining, Outlander says: “I read somewhere that the best way to do hot dogs in a slow cooker is just to stand them upright in an empty cooker and turn the heat on. Do not add any water because there’s enough water in them and they are already fully cooked. I haven’t tried it myself though.”


  • Something to look for from kitty: ” Found a large display of Keebler and Kelloggs products at Jewel in Glenview (Glen) with a  coupon booklet called “Kelloggs Fuel for School Lunches.” There are 11 coupons to save $1 or 75c on one product  WYB (usually 2 or 3) other products. The coupons expire 9-30-14.  “




  • From Andreana on Facebook: “Check out mperks. Head and shoulders is $4.99 a bottle and there is a mperk for $5 off 2 bottles. There are also other hair care products listed in the mperks system. Short expiration dates on mperks”


  • SoapboxTray shares: “My husband came in the house “guess who’s Target favorite shopper is?!” I said ME!!!??? Great job Target. Also they fed me some delicious hash browns while shopping this morning. Yum… Some obscure coupon matches for Target: If you have the back to school little coupon book, Naked juice is in there $1. off 1, as well as a printable from I saw on TotallyTarget. $1. off 1 they end up being 49-69¢ I am holding out for a sale though there is a few more weeks on the Target Q. If you have the Pepsi Wild Cherry $2. off 2 6 pack 24 oz. or 7.5 oz. 8 pack; that was in a Jewel coupon book x9/10 (sorry I don’t know which one, all coupons expired in June except this one) use at Target where the bottles are 4 for $9. if you have 2 get 24, 24 oz. bottles for $5.!

Print now save later — One buck Playtex at Target

Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) Playtex® Sport® Tampon, Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance Tampon or Playtex® Gentle Glide Tampon (32 ct or larger)

Remember this handy coupon? Playtex coupon: $3.00/1 Sport or Gentle Glide 32 ct+. Here’s a great deal you can do at Target starting Sunday 8/31:

New set of Target Mobile Coupons — Meat, veggies, Ziploc, more


Shandelle commented yesterday with a new set of Target mobile coupons: Text LUNCH to 827438 for these. Here are the ones I particularly like, but there are a bunch more:

Reader deals 8/28/14

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

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

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


  • Found by feelgood, select Amazon accounts are receiving an offer for a free $10 promo code with a $50 gift card purchase. Sign into your account then click on this gift card promotion link, and you’ll either see the offer or a message saying your account is ineligible.


  • Sarah says: “I know that Costco always has Horizon organic creamer in the 32oz carton for that $4ish price. They also carry organic milk, but its not the Horizon brand. Their organic ground beef is a little over $4/lb which seems to be a good price. If you eat a lot of organic food, it seems like Costco would be a good place to go.”
  • She also shares: “I don’t know if this was a special deal or not, but at the Costco in North Riverside, they had an 8 pack of cartons of Kirkland Campbell’s soup tomato basil bisque soup for about $5 and they are delicious. I also got an 8 pack of Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes for around $3. Right now La Croix sparkling water is $6ish for a pack of 30, which is a good price for that.”
  • Artie confirms: “Every Costco I’ve been to,7,carry Horizon half & half,and heavy cream. 64 oz cartons”
  • From Lori: “The [Namaste] GF flour is a favorite of my gluten free teen who loves to bake! We also have been purchasing the Nitrate free bacon at Cosco – I think it is $14.99 for three 12oz pkgs. My family loves bacon, but I hate to feed them Nitrates – and the bacon tastes great.”
  • Martha comments: “The organic milk is sold in multiple packs of 1/2 gal containers, and I want to say the works out to around $4 per 1/2 gal.”
  • SoapboxTray adds: “I regularly buy the Horizon half and half for creamer, I gave up the flavored ones about a hear ago. The expiration dates on the half and half is good too, usually a month or two out. Lake Zurich usually carries Horizon whipping cream too and the individual chocolate milks. There organic milk was $11 I believe for 3 half gallon containers.”
  • Martha shares: “I have a family of five and a few regular items I buy there are:
    • Kirkland/Starbucks Fair Trade coffee beans, it’s something like a 3 or 5lb bag for $10
    • Organic tortilla chips, a HUGE bag is about $3
    • Their 2pk of Kirkland multigrain bread is delicious and is $4, and does not have that yoga mat bread additive in it
    • Hamburger buns come in a 12 pack for about $2.30, nice big ones, also without the additive in it.
    • Usually I’ll buy them and we’ll have burgers and crumbly burgers (like sloppy joes) that week.
    • Their 4 lb packs of butter are between $8-9, so about $2 per lb
    • Their 24 pk of organic free range eggs are a little over $6, they can be found cheaper occasionally elsewhere, but for consistency, this is a decent price
    • They have a big pack of 6 romaine lettuce hearts for I think just under $4 that we get and use for salads, sandwiches, shred for tacos, etc.
    • At first I thought I was crazy for getting so many at once, but so far, I don’t know that we’ve had much waste when I’ve bought them.
    • I also buy their diapers when there is a coupon that month, it works out to be cheaper than Amazon Mom (both huggies and Kirkland), and
    • Oxyclean generally goes on sale for $4 off every couple of months, making it about $12-13 for the big box of it.
    • We used to always get string cheese there, but the price has gone up a bit over the past year or so. It is still a decent price at $10 for a 48 pack, but it used to be $8-something.”
  • Lynn says: “Charisma bath sheets (the great big towels) are $11.99. They have limited colors, but I bought off white and they’re less than half the price of other stores. They also now sell baguette style bread in their bakery and it’s delicious. The shorter fatter loaves were tasty, but the long skinny ones are more versatile for our family. I think they are $4.99 for 2. Fage nonfat yogurt is also a good deal. They increased the size of the container and raised the price – now 48 oz for $5.99, but delicious if you can eat the equivalent of 8 small containers by the expiration date (hint: only use a clean utensil to scoop; fruit remnants will encourage mold to grow quickly!). K-cups, organic chicken stock, sea salt, dog food and (for an occasional indulgence) cheeseburger flavor chips – weird, but oddly addicting – are recurring buys.”


  • On the Starbucks coupon, Terri J reports: “Wouldn’t work at Walmart. Worked at Jewel with 1.00 overage.”
  • And Valentina S. points out: “Save $1.00 when you buy one single bottled Starbucks iced coffee offer is also on Saving Star. Exp. 9/15/2014. One time use only.”



  • A find from Liz: “I found GOT 2 Be hairspray on clearance at jewel in park ridge normally 4.99 priced at 2.49..use the man. coupon 2.50 off hairspray for free hairspray”


  • Sent over by feelgood: “Sears & Kmart Coupon for Shop Your Way Members: $10 in Points w/ $10+ Purchase (Facebook Required)” Click earn $10 back in points here, click get offer, then they email the code/coupon.


  • From SoapboxTray: “I buy my organic milk from Marianos. $4.99 for a gallon but it is in plastic.”
  • She adds: “Also noticed that Mariano’s had Kalona Super Natural Milk with cream on top! I was going to try it but didn’t want to get too much milk to haul into work. If anyone has tried curious to know how it is. $4. for half gallon.”
  • Something to look for from John W: “The front section of my Tribune today had a Mariano’s wraparound ad that included a $4/$40 coupon thru Sept 3 (it doesn’t seem to have any exclusions, has anybody tried to buy alcohol with it?). Also, some specials in the ad good through Sept 3, $3/lb fresh made Black Angus pub burgers, half gallon fresh orange juice $3.50, fresh wild swordfish $10.99/lb. Mariano’s is also running a daily $4 special announced on their facebook page each morning”
  • From peaches: “Every time I have been in the Northfield Mariano’s they have had the fresh squeezed OJ for $3.50. It is really good. I think it is a lost leader. They sell tons of it. “


  • A report from liz: “just came back from Meijer in rolling meadow and they had about 30 trial size rave coupon expires in 3 days..excited I finally found them”


  • Kari O. warns: “In Utah and Oregon I LOVED these 50% Holiday sales, but here the Lake Zurich store has been a huge disappointment. They overprice their items anticipating this sale…. For example: Regular Used Under Armor shorts priced at $19.99 instead of the “normal” $9.99 during non-holiday times.
    So, if you’re in between Crystal Lake or Lake Zurich… Go to Crystal Lake! Or any other location. :)”


  • Something to be on the lookout for, from Kari O.: “I got a new Target Mailer of $21 worth of coupons…. It’s adorable. ‘How do we thank you? Let us coupon the ways. As one of our favorite shoppers, we think you totally deserve it.’ I love Target….”
  • From ellen: “went to target today and got Pasta Chips on sale $2.00. I had a printable for $2/2 so they were $1 each after coupon. Hope I like them. I had 2 $1 target couons for scotch tape. they were on sale bogo50%off. I got ones that were $1.44 so just $.44 after coupons on the 2 of them.”
  • On the Glad deal, Like2save says: “FYI – The $3.44 trash bags are the 4 gallon size.”
  • Maureen says: “8 gallon, those are $3.44, too.”
  • And anne warns: “Just did this deal and the 50% off the second one didn’t come off. Of course I only noticed AFTER I left. BUT I had 2 mobile q’s for glad, one was for $2/1 and the other for $1/1. I bought 2 and should have paid $1.16 minus the 5% CW. Going back to the ad to see if it says the bogo half off is only on larger ones…”
  • From Shandelle: “Like anne mentions, there’s also $1 off one Glad trashbags with mobile coupon PACKITBACK exp 10/4. I think you could stack both since those mobile coupons are from different sets on the same phone and the store coupons are different values, if your store doesn’t let you use multiple of the same one (mine has never cared but others have said theirs won’t).”
  • She adds: “Also the Buy 1 get one half off is only for larger sizes per the ad on Good on 13 gallon at the smallest.”
  • She also says: “You should be able to scan coupons from multiple barcode sets on the same phone in the same transaction also.. Like if they’ve sent you several sets and you did some of the promo code ones. They all count as separate ones as long as the barcode is different and you’re following the rules of one store and one manufacturer per single item.”
  • And finally, she suggests a way to possibly get more than one of the same mobile coupon: “In my experience you can. I have a friend that never shops Target because it’s a half hour drive when he has WM & Meijer basically across the street. When he comes to visit me, he does the Target texts so I can use his. We’ve done 2 of the same mobile coupon from 2 phones/barcodes in one transaction before and it worked. YMMV as far as cashier resistance to trying, though.”


  • An idea from feelgood: “The $5 Minute Maid Walmart $5 gift card deal is still going on. Minute Maid is now $1.88 at Walmart, but can be price matched at $1.29 from the Eurofresh or Butera ad. After price matching and using the $1.00/4 printable, it becomes a $0.84 moneymaker!”