Ultra Foods Lombard District 45 day today


If you are out and about in the Lombard area this afternoon, stop by the Lombard Ultra Foods for District 45 Day until 2:30 PM. Hot dog stand, Savers truck (I got a $3/$10 coupon with my donation), local businesses and restaurants have tables set up with coupons and samples, orchestra quartets at checkout. Donations at checkout, a portion of the Savers donations, and $ from the hot dog stand go toward building new playgrounds at two District 45 schools. (Oh, also check by the salad for a $.55/1 Fresh Express tearpad.)

Kraft Catalina


I found this on the floor, lol, so went back and checked the price — Kraft block cheese is a crazy $2.99 right now, so let’s hope for a sale before 10/5. Kraft Block Cheese Catalina through 10/5/14: Buy two, get $1.00 OYNO. Buy three, get $2.00 OYNO. Buy four or more, get $3.00 OYNO.

Bob’s Red Mill

White rice flour, $2.69. Steel Cut Oats, $2.29. If you still have the $1.50/1 printable that expired 9/15, great deal on both.

Reader deals 9/18/14

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

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

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

Ace Hardware

  • From DON: “GREAT POST – I have 2 [rain barrels] and they are great !!!! Great for the environment and water savings $$”
  • And letsshop agrees: “Yes me too but much larger capacity ,and love them .”

Gift Cards

  • Denise shares: “I go to Starbucks three times a week and buy at least three drinks every time (more if the kids are home from school or we have guests) — which means we spend a lot of money there. Buying Starbucks cards from Raise has been amazing. I pay around $80 for each $100 card – who wouldn’t want to save 20% right off the top? It’s super easy to buy the card and then transfer it to my registered card/app. I tend to buy a months’ worth at a time or, if they’re having a really nice bonus of some sort, I’ll buy even more because I’m obviously going to be able to use them.”
  • DON adds: “I have purchased no less then 25 GC’S from RAISE and have saved countless amounts of $$ – I swear by this place and your ecard is delivered same day via email – normally within an hour, which means that when Rachel posts one of the amazing online deals I immediately go to the Raise site and purchase a gc, if I dont already have one here, and use that card and make the deal that much sweeter !!!! This is one of the best ways to save and very few people know about this place …..”
  • Gramma asks about Cardpool: “Have any of you guys used this company? Any problems?”
  • DON responds: “I have and here is the email I already got from them… I have purchased before as well Thanks for your order! You saved 13% off your order by buying $35.09 in items for only $30.52. Your order should arrive within 3-7 business days. Your order number is #65367 and you have been billed for the amount of $30.52. We’ll email you again when your order has shipped. You ordered the following items: 1. $35.09 CVS Gift Card, sold at a 13% discount for $30.52. Note: This is a Paper Gift Card that can be used at any CVS location.”


  • Krystle reports: “Bought 1 pack yesterday afternoon @ the Addison location on Lake St and my final price was $8.99 after $3.50 discount.”


  • Andi asks: “For the Meijer Buy 8 Save 8, I’m also wondering if you can do 8 of each of the sales, or if they are just one sale. There is a limit of one per transaction, but in the ad, it looks like they are separate sales.”
  • And Chicago mom wonders: “For the tena deal can you use it for pads?”

School pictures

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “I do wish I saw this before I ordered my sons pics. But, I do try to volunteer at school on picture day, and they actually give you a free package for your child. It’s a long day, but worth it!!”


  • A heads up from ellen: “i got 3 colgate enamel health toothpaste but they did not generate a gift card. i went to the service desk and she couldnt find any info on it but she said that they tell the employees the customer is always right so she gave me a $5gift card.”

Ultra Foods

  • From ellen: “i was able to use 2 expired $1/2 7up 10 coupons on the 2lt bottles. some flavors of the Campbell’s slow kettle soups were on sale for $1.79. i used the $.75 printable and got a $1.50 catalina back for buying 2. i wasnt sure if i would get 2 catalinas for buying 4 so i did 2 transactions. out of pocket after the catalina was $1.16 for 4.
    lipton tea bags 100 ct. are on sale 2/$5 and i got an email advertising the new packaging with a link to a $1/1 coupon so 100 tea bags for $1.50.”
  • Nancy is wondering: “Anyone have any problems using some printable coupons at Ultra? I was at the Ultra in Crestwood today, and they would not take my $1.50 Bob’s Red Mill coupon (expired 9/15). The cashier didn’t even scan it…she went to the service desk for 5 minutes to check if they could take it. When she came back, she told me they couldn’t take it because it was ‘photocopied’. I told them I do not use coupons fraudulently and that this coupon was printed from the Bob’s Red Mill site. I told the manager to go on their web site and see that they offer coupons, for future reference. Also, they don’t take Hopster coupons! Again, because they are ‘photocopied’.”
  • Jane says: “All of Bob’s Red Mill coupons are PDF files. I had this same issue before at Ultra and after I explained it to the CS lady, she took them “just this once” for me. Then a few weeks later I was denied using the printable Fresh Express coupons you print after you enter codes from buying salad bags in the Salad Swap challenge. They said they did not match the picture on the coupon (which said “any”) of the salad bag. I ended up contacting the mgr. on their web site (Thanks to Rachel for suggesting) and he personally sent back an email telling me he was sorry and they should have taken my coupons along with sending me a $10 gift card for my troubles! I would contact them about your issue as well. Some staff are not properly trained and are worried they may get into trouble if they take fraudulent coupons is all.”

Ultra Foods deals week of 9/17/14 – 9/23/14

Here are the best Ultra Foods deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 9/17/14.

  • I’m using the Lombard ad for these deals, so note that some pricing can vary at other stores and alcohol deals will vary in Indiana. Check your own store’s ad to verify.
  • Ultra takes expired manufacturer coupons back 30 days, but limits to 12 like coupons per trip.

Confused by abbreviations in this post? See lingo for newbies.

Top deals

  • Remember to grab your mobile coupon for FREE milk! Text ultra to 223344 to sign up for text messages from Ultra Foods, and as a thank you they will text you back a mobile coupon for a FREE gallon of Centrella milk. You’ll need a smartphone for this one, since it opens up on a webpage.
  • Select varieties of Progresso veggie classics soups, $.88, plus save $1.50 on crackers when you buy five. So: Buy five Progresso veggie classics soup for $4.40, plus Ritz for $2.00 = $6.40. Get $1.50 instant savings on crackers = $4.90. Use two $.50/2 Progresso in the 9/7 SS2 or print $1.00/4 here = $3.90 for all six products, or $.65 each.
  • 8 lb russet potatoes, $1.48.
  • Country Hearth bread, $1.29. Print $1.00/2 here.
  • Local corn, 4/$1.00.
  • 20-24 oz Frigo string cheese, $3.48. Print $.55/1 here and get it for for $2.93.
  • Marcal 12 double roll tissue or 8 roll paper towels, $3.88 limit 4. Use $1.00/1 in the 8/17 RP.
  • Wed-Sat only: Hostess Twinkies and cupcakes, $1.88 limit 2. Print $1.00/2 here to get them for just $1.38 each, if you’re nostalgic for Twinkies now that they are back…
  • Wed-Sat only: 73% ground beef family pack 5lbs+, $2.48/lb limit two packs.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s Ultra Foods deals! ***

Reader deals 9/15/14

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

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

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


  • DON says: “Caputos almost always has these [deli ends], same price, 1.99 I believe …. we scavenge and give the rest to the dogs :)”
  • Sarah asks: “Is this Angelo Caputo’s? Where do they keep them?” In Elmwood Park, they are at the bottom of a tall refrigerator case across from the end of the deli closest to meat and produce, near the olive bar.
  • And DON responds: “YUP, Angelo Caputo’s Naperville, Deli area in the back near the corner”


  • On the Arm & Hammer coupon, Nancy says: “I can only print one per computer.”
  • But Wende says: “It only let me print one, also, when I first read this. But I tried just now and it let me print the second one. Weird . . .but ok!!!”


  • From evelyn: “I don’t know if everyone has the same offers but for me jingit has .80 back on water (it says $3 minimum purchase for the water but I have never had a receipt rejected for not meeting the minimum purchase amount.). And .50 for scott toilet paper.”
  • A question from Natalie on the Scott bath tissue: “I was wondering if it is also on the regular one not the soft one. If so does anyone else know the roll count.”

Household tips

  • Jane warns: “Wear gloves if you wear contacts as well. I learned the hard way years ago I had cut up hot peppers and took out my contacts hours after touching the pepper seeds/membranes and burned my eyes and the contacts! Nothing takes the oils out of the lenses (soft) even after I cleaned/soaked them they still burned. I did dishes and washed my hands several times during the day before touching the contacts and it still burned! I had to throw out those lenses. Since that time, I now wear gloves or use the knife to remove the seeds from peppers.”
  • On the deli ends, Kari O. shares: “My husband gets these and pulls out his sushi cookie cutter. We end up with fun shapes and he puts them in my daughters bento case for homemade lunchables. Easy and cheap!”
  • She also says: “I got these [Perfect Portions bags] free from the Jewel freezer promo last year. I have only used half the box since then, but I don’t portion out meats often. My family uses a whole package in most cases. lol. But we do use them for popcorn a lot. This way my kiddos can take a handful to go without using an expensive ziploc or taking a Tupperware container and losing it.”

Shop and Save

  • Laura recommends: “Also check Shop and Save, they usually have these [deli ends] buy one get one free.”

Ultra Foods

  • A report from twells on the free milk mobile coupon: “There is no expiration date. The coupon have an PLU number not a barcode.”


  • Mandy says: “Valli foods used to have [deli ends] near the deli.  Not sure where they are since they remodeled, but, they were very popular, so, I would assume they still have them.  Glendale Heights store.


  • Stephanie posts on Facebook about the beauty box promo: “I got mine today, well worth it! Full size products! I hearse the baby one is nice as well.
  • Neilly on Facebook agrees and shares: “Got mine today. Definitely worth $5!
    walmart beauty box
  • Also on Facebook, Victoria asks: “Do you get any coupons in the box?

Cheap Progresso soup, crackers at Ultra 9/17


Here’s another good Ultra Foods deal starting Wednesday 9/17: Select varieties of Progresso veggie classics soups will be on sale for just $.88, plus save $1.50 on crackers when you buy five. (Ritz are on sale for $2.00, so grab $.50 Ritz on the instant deal!)

  • Buy five Progresso veggie classics soup for $4.40, plus Ritz for $2.00 = $6.40.
  • Get $1.50 instant savings on crackers = $4.90
  • Use two $.50/2 Progresso in the 9/7 SS2 or print $1.00/4 here = $3.90 for all six products, or $.65 each.

Reader deals 9/13/14

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

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

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

Household tips

  • Anne shares some banana info: “On The Chew this week, they also mentioned separating them, but also suggested turning them upside down so they rest on their ends (if you don’t own a banana hook). Another interesting tip was to wrap the stem end with tinfoil to prevent air getting in and causing spoilage. On freezing bananas-they make really moist banana bread! I am going to try your freezing method next time.”
  • Kerri has a question: “How long can you freeze them for?” I think a few months at least, but they never last that long around here!
  • From kitty: “If you just want your bananas to last longer on the counter, I highly recommend the Debbie Meyer green bags. Yes, they are $9.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond, but you can use each one over and over and over by turning the bag inside out and shaking off the moisture. If the bag gets sticky, just wipe it off with a damp rag and let it dry. The bags are also great for extending the life of strawberries and many other fruits and vegetables as well.”
  • And jen reiterates: “you can throw whole bananas in the freezer then just take them out when you need them. I always have a bannanas in the freezer” You absolutely can! But as I mentioned in the post, they are hard to peel frozen so if you want to use them for ice cream or smoothies, where the frozen texture is important, peeling them first saves some frustration :).
  • But letsshop also thinks: “Yes very big pain to peel after frozen !”
  • She also says: “If you open bag every day to take one or two out they start to turn brown quicker ! And frost also seems to build up quicker .So I put them in smaller bags since its just mean and my husband .Also even tho they get brown after while they are still fine . Been doing this for years ,Produce store where I shop use to shop would have large amount of ripe bananas in a box reduced for $2.00 (:”

Sam’s Club

  • An experience from jennyh: “Went today, they required us to go to customer service before shopping. 15 minutes in line there. Then the cashier had no clue about getting any gift cards with memberships. A bunch of people in line had printouts for $10 gift card after the $45 membership charge and after asking for that a manager informed our cashier and we were granted a gift card. Honestly I think she was playing dumb. So for us in Elgin, they have no clue about any gift card back and will not mention it or automatically give it to you. And its only $10 back, not $20″
  • But Jean reports: “I was at the Crystal Lake store today and had much better luck. Went to Customer Service right away and got a temporary pass and after finding several items, I decided to get the membership. Both times at customer service I did not have to wait and they immediately told me about the $20.00 gift card (yes, it was $20 not $10!) for doing the membership! Basically paid for what i bought!”


  • Natalie reports: “For the Mucinex deal at Target, I price matched the 30ct package with the $9.99 online price at Target.com. They allowed me to use the 25% cartwheel, $2 target printable, and $7 MQ. It actually gave me $1.01 in overage!”
  • San on Facebook did that too: “I priced match their online 30 count for $9.99 used $7 off manufacturer, $2 store, and 25% CW.

Ultra Foods

  • On the Campbell’s Slow Kettle soup, ellen reports: “not on sale at crestwood.” Maybe it is just Forest Park? Sorry everyone!
  • A question on the free milk, from Jane: “Couldn’t you just type in the web page and print out the mobile coupon for them to scan like we can do for Target mobile coupons? I would love to try this. Anyone get the milk at Target yet? I cannot imagine the cashiers there having the knowledge to even scan your phone!” I used the mobile offer at Ultra and I don’t think a print out would work. There is nothing to scan. It just tells you to tap it in front of the cashier then “Redeemed” appears over the page with the PLU# there for the cashier to type in.

Reader deals 9/12/14

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.


  • Sarah posts in Hot Deals: “Great deal on cfl lightbulbs at costco. This was at the one in north riverside.”
    costco cfl


  • Something ellen noticed: “not sure if at all locations but at the oak forest CVS yesterday they had Dawn hand renewal on a price cut for $.99. I am going back today with those $.50 coupons cause i missed the sale last week.”


  • Sent over by letsshop: “Get those donations ready and fall into savings! The Goodwill Sale begins September 17th and runs through October 4th. Receive a 25% off coupon for each item you donate at Carson’s. Coupons are valid for purchases at Carson’s. Customers who also donate to our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers during the sale event will receive Goodwill Sale coupons.”


  • Kim spotted: “The Jewel in Elmhurst on Schiller has an end cap with 30 ct kool aid jammers tropical punch for $3.49 last night. Not a flavor my kids like, so I didn’t buy any.”



  • A deal from liz: “if you get the chobani email buy 1 get 1 free yougurt oat cup…I am thinking..buy 4 use 2 of those coupons..target.com has a .50 off 2 oat coupons so use 2 of those, get .25 back from checkout 51 for buying yougurt, and .75 back from ibotta..should be for cheap depending on how much they are”
  • And she follows up: “The ch bani is 1.02 so 04 my for 4 yippee”

Ultra Foods

  • A report from jan: “Kettle soups are 3.29 at Pr Hts:(” That is a bummer! I bought four varieties for $1.79 each today in Forest Park.
  • Kelly found similar: “Wheaton Ultra had them at 3.29, too. But I did find 3 Driscoll’s raspberries so I got those for 67 cents after q.”


  • Kitty emails: “At Walgreens this week, in addition to the Werthers candies, the Riesen candies are also 2/$3.  There is a $1/1 in the 7/27SS and a store coupon in the monthly booklet (it’s on the same SQ as the Werthers) which makes them free….AND you can get a raincheck if they are out of them, since there is no RR involved.”

Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soup — UPDATE


Update: This is only printing a $2.00 Catalina when you buy three, even though it’s advertised all over as $3.00, grr.


Here’s an Ultra Foods deal Trish spotted today! Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style soups are on sale at select Ultra Foods stores (check tags) for just $1.79, and there is a matching Catalina deal and $.75/1 coupon to make for an excellent deal on these. Although the shelf tag shows buy two, get $1.50 OYNO, this is a national tiered offer: Buy two Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style soups 9/8-10/5/14, get $1.50 OYNO. Buy three or more, get $3.00 OYNO.


Reader deals 9/11/14

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

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

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


  • Some finds from kelly: “The north Wheaton Jewel had $1 off 2 tearpads on their Lay’s potato chip display.  It’s advertising the new flavors but the coupon says good on any flavor.  The tearpads were ONLY on the special display set up by the entrance, not in the chip aisle. Also, they had a bunch of the 20pk Frito-Lay Snack Packs with coupons attached for $1 off milk purchase when you buy a 1 bag.  Again, they were not on the ones in the regular chip aisle; only on the special display/endcap ones.”


  • Something maggie noticed: “I just came back from Staples and I noticed they had a shoebox-size plastic container for $1.25. Just so you know…”


  • A tip from peaches: “I do surveys myself, but I don’t do Opinion Outpost. Most survey companies ask for your name and email address. When you do a survey they usually ask you what your age is, and what race you are and if you have any children, or if you are married. They also often ask you what your annual income is. It is easier tobe eligible for surveys if you are under the age of 50. I just looked on Survey Police Forum, and Opinion Outpost has a score of four stars out of five. For anybody that is thinking about doing surveys, I suggest that they visit Survey Police Forum first. It is an excellent board.”

Ultra Foods

  • Leslie emails: “This was a little last minute Ultra Foods deal using an Axe expired coupon that I found by accident. Bought 1 Dove ($3.50), 3 Axe shower gels ($3.88) and 3 Axe shampoos ($4.99). Used the Buy 1 shower gel / Get 1 shampoo free q (7/27 RP2) & $1.50/1 Dove hair care q (7/27 RP2) Then, I combined it with the buy $15 worth of product get $5 off instantly deal which came out to $1.23 each!! OOP $8.64 (saved close to $22!)”