Reader deals 7/29/14

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.

Jewel

  • Kelly shares: “ALSO, a great deal on raspberries! Only $1. They are marked as 2/$4 but ring up at a $1. And darn it, they are NOT Driscoll’s but that would have been too good to be true! The cashier said they have been ringing up $1 yesterday and today (Monday) and didn’t know when or if that would change.”

Libraries

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “By the bys, did you know that at least here in Bolingbrook, the library offers free kindle loans? I’m currently reading 50 shades of Grey, but I also saw they had big titles like Game of Thrones available. It’s a 2 week loan, but you can most likely loan it again and again. At least my $19 kindle is getting a work out :)

Reader requests

  • From Eliza: “Friends of the family just moved into the city (Gold Coast) – any suggestions on a good housewarming gift for a young couple with an 8 month old? I’d like something Chicago specific, maybe something fun to do for baby and SAHM to do, but I’m drawing a giant blank. TIA!”
  • Liza is wondering: “Do anybody know how to put all target giftcards together on the target app”
  • VB asks: “Help we need advice on lawn care. We have a really bad weed problem and some of them are the really prickly ones that are tough to pull out. The hubby thinks that we should call a landscaper but I am afraid of that price tag. I think we should attempt to take care of the problem ourselves but like I said it has gotten really bad. Any suggestions on products? I heard round up was good.”
  • A response from julie: “It will really depend on the type of weed, some respond well to weed and feed type treatments while other may not. As for Roundup, make sure which product you are looking at. Some of their products are for clearing everything, including the grass.”
  • Tammy adds: “Trimec Classic works great on weeds. Try and find the concentrate. Roundup will kill your grass.”

Target

  • Debbie reports: “I found the scotch tape back in the school supplies with the post-it notes (on the opposite side) for $1.02. It was a colored plastic. The coupon for the post-it notes wasn’t taking and the clerk said it was for a cube (pictured) but he manually put it through anyway. I didn’t see any cubes anyway. (Champaign Target)” See information on both deals here.
  • And gfamily95 sends over: “Saw this in the ‘back to school’  supply area. Scotch tape $1.02 signage. Used the $1.00 off Scotch tape or scissors item Target printable. Only .02 cents for Scotch tape! No issues or beeps! NOTE: coupon states, ‘one coupon or offer per guest.’”
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  • On the ship to store deals, Beth confirms: “I did call and ask about manufacturers coupons because you can always go to CS after a transaction with your coupons and get reimbursed, but they said no, you couldn’t get reimbursed with an emailed receipt, just a register receipt, something about the way it’s scanned in or something. I was hoping to use the $1.50 off coupons as well as the free wipes coupon from this last sundays paper! Oh well, still a good deal on diapers!”
  • SoapboxTray emails: “I purchased 8 Downy Free & Gentle on price cut for $6.99 = $55.92. Minus the $10. discount for store ship. Minus $20. (2 $10. gift cards for 4 select purchases, btw other downy scents are included). Minus $2.30 for using Red Card. I will submit for the rebate another $10. *Minus another $10. *I also had the egift card from purchasing and picking up the 2 Bounty and 2 Charmin). OOP Paid $35.10 with tax. My total will end up being: $15.10 after rebate and gift cards. That is $1.89 a bottle. By the way I was too having issues with the store pickup selection but I waited until later on in the day and then it worked fine. It will actually be $10 less for me because I had that extra $10 gift card, but if you didn’t have it, you would pay 45.92 approx and then get $20 in GC and $10 on rebate. Hope that makes sense :) still comes to $15.10.”

Walgreens

  • On the L’Oreal Advanced deal, anna asks: “did any one try it?”
  • Laura reports: “I just did this L’Oreal shampoo/conditioner deal today (Tuesday). I did the above directions but bought the following: 1 shampoo $3.99 sale price 1 conditioner $3.99 sale price 2 hair spray $3.99 sale price each I only got ONE $1.50 RR and I think that this is due to the fact that I purchased two hairspray products and did not stick to just shampoo and conditioner. However, I did receive 6750 BR points! There is a Catalina printing on these products: L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Product, Any, Walgreens 7/7/2014 – 8/3/2014 Buy 2, Get $1.50 RR Buy 3, Get $3.00 RR The Catalina does say “ANY” so I’m not sure why I only received one $1.50 RR.”
  • A find from comicbob: “Walgreens had bottles of One-A-Day gummy vitamins on sale for $5.99. Use $3.00 off coupon from this weeks paper and get 3,000 points for buying 2.”

Walmart

  • From jackie on the Dr. Pepper deal: “Targets price is also 4/$10. I price matched at Walmart for this deal with no problems”
  • And something to look for from julie: “Dr. Pepper fans keep an eye out for any 12-packs you currently have with a Fandango movie promotion on the box. There are $0.55/1 2 liter and $1/1 12-pack or 2 2-liters on the inside of the box.”

Walmart — Dr. Pepper price match fun + gift card deal

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A while back, a couple of you shared this Walmart promo where you buy five 12 packs of Dr. Pepper through 7/31, get back a $10 Walmart eGift card. With only a couple of days left to play, Jewel comes through with a great price match sale! Starting tomorrow 7/30 at Jewel, Dr. Pepper 12 packs are 4/$10.00 when you buy four. If your Walmart will only price match the four, buy four for $10.00 and one for the regular price of $3.00 = $13.00, get back a $10 eGift card for a net cost of $3.00 for all four. If they will price match all five, your net cost drops to $2.50.

Reader deals 7/28/14

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.

Groupon

  • From julie: “FYI – we just ordered [the Sam's Club membership] a day or 2 ago and they mail the vouchers to your house. I’m not sure if they mail everyone’s or if I clicked the wrong option, but I wanted to give a heads up to anyone that wanted to activate and use the membership right away that you’ll need to wait for it to come in the mail.”

Jewel

  • From peaches: “The Kemp’s frozen  yogurt is not on sale anymore at Jewel.  I was just there tonight.”
  • On the D&W franks and sausages, Jane says: “Bourbonnais has a ton of books out BUT only chicken and hot dogs left, so $1.33 down to 50 cents each after coupon! I got several different varieties and they were all clearly marked on shelf.” *hint to others…if you don’t know where these are (like me!) they are in the Deli section and not in the regular meat or lunchmeat section. It took me 15 mins. to locate them this morning. Duh, and the seafood guy even had no clue where they were either!”
  • From feelgood: “I accidentally found this deal as I was poking around looking to redeem my expiring rainchecks for deli beef franks. Visited several Jewels, lower prices not marked at most stores, had to do a price scan to check for lower prices. I bought these for $3.00 each: smoked sausage cheddarwurst, black forest bratwurst, natural casing beef franks, uncured beef franks. Deli beef franks also $3.00, didn’t get any this time around. Saw 3 types of chicken sausages 3/$10, didn’t get any. Deli franks $2.50, made with beef and pork (no chicken filler), might be good. Found books in all the Jewels I visited this weekend: Lockport, Homer Glen, Lemont, and both Orland Park stores. Be careful and check your dates. Some sausages I got don’t expire until September. I also found some sausages with expired dates at several Jewels dating as far back as July 2nd!”
  • And a heads up from julie: “Check you dates!!!! We bought some last time they were on this sale and they were 1 week expired at the time. We didn’t notice the dates. They seemed to go bad on us within 24 hours after opening the package.”
  • A question from peaches: “Any books in the Evanston, Skokie, WIlmette area? I was in the Chicago Avenue store last night and they were out of books, and all they had were the chicken sausages and hot dogs. All I wanted was the chicken sausages anyway.”
  • Outlander comments: “I just checked my store, no books, but I had 5 Qs with me. I was happy to find the sausages (after a long search, since no one knew where they were :( ), only to see they were all expired within last week or two. Only one pack of Black Forest brats doesn’t exp. until 8/5, so I got that and will try it today. I got rainchecks for 10 Cheddarwurst, and 10 Black Forest brats. Now if I can only find the books! Does anyone have 15 extra Qs they can send me? I mean if your stores still have plenty of books. Please post if you can, I’d appreciate it!!! Thanks!!”
  • And diane also found expired: “No books at the Addison store& all they had were hotdogs. I picked up 5 different packages & all 5 were expired! Wood Dale store had all products as of noon today but also no books.”
  • CHRISTINE reports: “The hot dogs and sausages are on sale until 9/2.” Note they are in Wednesday’s ad at 2/$7.00 and Jewel sometimes pulls tags early, so wait at your own risk.
  • On the 7/31 expiration, Outlander says: “That doesn’t matter, if they were valid during the sale or when you got the raincheck. Even if I go a month from now to redeem my raincheck and use the Qs that exp. 7/31, I can still do it.” YMMV on that, although if you buy them now and post-redeem the coupons, they will take them up to 60 days as long as the purchase was before the coupon expired.
  • Laura reports: “Went today (Monday) for the Dietz & Watson hot dogs. Worked perfectly and got myself some nitrate free hot dogs for $1.00! Note: the hot dogs are not by the “regular” hot dog cooler area. At my Jewel, they are located near the Deli in a cooler.”

Loyalty programs

  • Kitty emails: ” If anyone has been having trouble getting to the Driscoll’s berry survey site, they have revamped it.  You can get to it by going to www.driscollspanel.com

News

  • Artie emails an article: Dollar Tree agrees to acquire Family Dollar Family Dollar Stores has agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $74.50 per share, a 22.8% premium over Family Dollar’s closing price on Friday, both companies announced today.”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle wonders: “Does anyone know if they’ve seen Tortillaland uncooked tortillas around the Chicago area? I received a coupon in the mail to try one free but so far did not see that WM, Jewel or Food4Less carried them. Their site lists Meijer but it’s kinda far so I haven’t checked there yet.”
  • Callie asks: “Does anyone know if the P&G rebate will work with an amazon.com receipt? They are having a spend $50 get a $15 giftcard on certain products. I think you could combine that with the rebate to get 25 off…”
  • On the washer & dryer, liz is wondering: “So does anyone think this is a good deal?”
  • Jane is skeptical: “It says you are saving $1000 but it is still a “Kenmore” and I don’t care if it is made by Whirlpool (or another company) for Sears’ specs, you are still getting a Kenmore. I hate my Kenmore set, period. I bought it under the impression that it would be exactly like my old Whirlpool set (which I loved) but it is not the same! This set I’m sure is a better and newer model but I will go back to my old brand the next time I buy new. This is only my opinion and I am just putting in my 2 cents worth. Some people swear by Kenmore. It sure does look good on paper though, doesn’t it?”

Target

  • Melissa A reports: “Adult size S-sport shoes ranged in price from 34.99 to 39.99 at the Oswego Target”
  • Krystle shares her ship to store experience: “I picked up my order today, the e-gift card was emailed 10 minutes after (it can take up to 4 hrs). Once you receive the e-gift card you can then add it to your ‘Gift Cards’ on your Target app. This section of the app stores, combines, shares and provides a barcode to scan in store.”
  • Rosemary posts on Facebook: “My Target today has buy one toy, get one toy 40% off. It applies to the clearance toys too for a great deal!”

Walgreens

  • Kitty noticed: ” Walgreens has milk for $2.49; Ibotta 25c = $2.24/gallon”

Walmart

Reader deals 7/27/14

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

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

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

Amazon

  • Janice is a fan of the HSI flat iron: “Love mine. My daughter comes over to use mine all the time.”

Jewel

  • On the cookies someone had trouble with, feelgood had better luck: “I bought both the S’mores marshmallow and the Simply Made peanut butter chocolate chip, both rang up $1.49 each after the instant discount. Used $1.50/1 from KFR redemption for free cookies. A friend tried the S’mores peanut butter, those rang up $1.99 and no instant discount came off.”
  • Also from feelgood: “Found this at all three Jewels I went to tonight. These Dietz & Watson 16 oz sausages marked $6.99 on the shelf, scanned for $3.00 each: Smoked Sausage Cheddarwurst, Black Forest Bratwurst, Natural Casing Beef Franks, Uncured Beef Franks. Deli Beef Franks, marked $5.99 on the shelf, scanned for $3.00. Deli Franks, marked $5.49 on the shelf, scanned for $2.50. After the $2.00/1 coupon found on page 11 of the monthly Big Book of Savings, makes the sausages $1.00 or $0.50 each!”
  • Finally, he shares: “Jewel has a gift card promo until Tuesday 7/29. Buy a $100 American Express Gift card, get a $10 Jewel catalina for your next purchase. $10 catalina expires a week later. Bought some yesterday, with the $5.95 fee total is $105.95, so a $4.05 MM. Even better if you pay with a credit card that offers cashback, miles or points for purchases.”

Kmart

  • Lisa reports on the Downy deal: “Yes, it rolls. You will need a filler just like Walgreens if you are using a coupon on every item you buy. I found Downy at my store with Spanish print for $3.47 so with tax it ended up being a $3.88 mm for 3 with coupon.”
  • Jane asks: “So, if you only bought the 3 Downys and used the $5/3 coupon, you will need to buy just 1 filler item (to be able to use the $5 Catalina) or will you need 2 filler items if you also use the 5000 points on that order? Thanks!”

Kohl’s

  • From Outlander: “At Kohls, through today, is this fantastic deal on Nutribullet: Go to Kohls.com, put Nutribullet in your cart. It’s on sale for $89.99. Use HOMESALE10, for $10 off, use a code from your email that gives either $5, $10 or $15 off your purchase of $25 or more (my code was $10 off), use JULY15SHIP for free shipping (or it’s free shipping over $75), and use POOLSIDE for 25% off with your Kohl’s charge card (maybe you have 30% off?). Brings it down to $55.64 for me, including tax, and you still get $10 Kohl’s cash for being over $50, so that brings your total down to $45!!!! That is the best price I have ever seen, and I would definitely recommend it!!”

Target

  • Krystle shares: “Awesome deal @ Target this week on Downy. Buy 4 @ $7.99 ea get a $10 Target gift card. Use $2/2 downy Mobile TQ, $2/2 downy printable TQ NLA (I think the same coupon was also in the home mailer if you were lucky enough to get one), $5/3 Mfg 7/27PG, and $1/1 Mfg 7/27PG. You will end up paying $2.99 each, that’s less than 3 cents per load if you buy the regular 120 load bottles. The downy infusions is also included but the bottles are only 96 loads. This trip helped me finish my PG MIR.”
  • Melinda posts on Facebook: “We were at the Lombard Target today and found Up&Up SPF30 (spray) on clearance for $3.00 each, reg price is $6.04

Walmart

  • Yvette shares some news: “A heads up to Wal-Mart shoppers who like to price match. There may soon be no need to price match at the register if you’re a frequent Wal-Mart shopper. The company is rolling out a new app that will allow you to input your receipt information and will then automatically determine if you could have saved money shopping elsewhere. Any difference will be issued as a Wal-Mart gift card on your next visit. The program is in beta for employees only at this point but it’s working really well and is getting great reviews. I expect we may see it roll out at the end of the year. Couldn’t wait to share with MOM readers!”

Gibson home or dorm 38 piece kitchen set $29

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Have someone going off to college or setting up a new apartment this year? Jump start their kitchen setup with this Gibson 38 piece kitchen combo set for just $29.00 at Walmart. Free ship at $50 or free in store pickup. Here’s what you get:

  • 38-piece set
  • Two 12 oz glass tumblers
  • One 8″ aluminum fry pan
  • One 2 qt aluminum sauce pan with lid
  • One 11.4″ x 7.5″ cutting mat
  • 3-piece cutlery: 6″ chef, 6″ bread and 3.5″ paring knife
  • 1 small roasting pan
  • 1 pizza pan
  • 1 can opener
  • 1 pizza cutter
  • 1 solid turner
  • 1 solid spoon
  • 1 ladle
  • 5-piece measuring cups
  • 5-piece measuring spoons
  • 2-place setting flatware (fork, spoon and knife)
  • Two 10″ dinner plates
  • Two 6″ bowls
  • 2 travel mugs

Reader deals 7/17/14

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

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

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

CVS

  • Shirley asks: “I used the $5/$30 store coupon to purchase $35 worth of diapers. I gave that coupon first and took off fine until the cashier scanned all MQ ($9) and the store is voided automatically. Does this happen to anyone? Do we now have to hit $30 after all MQ in order to use that coupon?”

Household tips

  • Regarding freezer space, Callie shares: “Yes, I took them all out of the boxes and dumped them in the right side of our pullout freezer inside the house. Left side is dedicated to meat/frozen entrees and the right side is now solid popsicles lol! They don’t take up as much room as you think when they all escape from their cardboard prison!

Jewel

  • A find from Mandy: “The Jewel on Army Trail Rd. and County Farm in Carol Stream had Miracle Whip on sale today for $1.99 and a lot of them had $1.00 off peelies on them. I also found a 10% off coupon for this Jewel only. Even without the 10%, this was a great buy on Miracle Whip.”

Kohl’s

  • Kristin comments: “The company wide policy has just changed regarding accepting expired Kohl’s cash. As of August 1st, it is the new policy that no store will be allowed to accept expired Kohl’s cash. Apparently the company was losing money because many people discovered that when they used their expired Kohl’s Cash coupon, the cashier had to manually enter a “dollar transaction discount” which is not recognizable on the original receipt.” To translate: This means if a customer makes a $500 purchase, and earns $100 Kohl’s cash. Once their Kohl’s Cash coupon expires, they use it to buy $100 worth of merchandise. They then take their original $500 purchase and return it for a full $500 refund. Therefore “working the system” as they call it. I had no idea Kohl’s even accepted expired coupons until a cashier volunteered this info at check out when I mentioned that I had $10 expired. I rarely shopped at Kohl’s to start with but they had a clothing item that my daughter wanted that a friend of hers had and it was from Kohl’s. Since they seem to be so highly priced to begin with along with their fake sales, I won’t be shopping Kohl’s in the future.”

Reader requests

  • One from Alicia: “If anyone sees any deals on portable or window air conditioners, please let me know! I’ve been looking for sales or clearance, but haven’t found much yet. Thanks!”
  • Brian is wondering: “Are people having luck redeeming these free offers at Food 4 Less? The Bolingbrook store either doesn’t have the items or remembers seeing them and can’t find them again.”
  • Shandelle responds: “Did you try looking in the bakery cold case near where they have ready made cakes? That’s where I saw them at Kroger and where others reported finding them. They are refrigerated.”

Smartphones

  • A question from grandma g: “Has anyone actually used an android phone without activating, just using Wi-Fi? I already have a basic cell phone, but I would like to be able to access some apps and use Wi-Fi at the store, like adding to my Cartwheel while shopping, but don’t want the extra cost involved with changing to a smartphone.. I have Wi-Fi at home and if I can access it at most stores, let the grandkids play some games, and take pictures sounds like just what I want. Thanks for any input.”
  • An experience from peaches: “I actually got a smart phone a few months ago, when my basic phone died on me. You can get this smart phone, and just use a prepaid plan on it. That is what I am doing on mine. There is a learning curve involved on these phones compared to a basic flip phone though. I just finally signed up for ibotta last night, but I haven’t downloaded it to my phone yet. I don’t have wifi at home. I wonder if I can do ibotta at a store that has wifi, so I don’t have to pay for texting charges? My prepaid charges 10 cents for every text that I send or receive.” For Ibotta, you don’t need texting and you should be able to use anywhere that has wifi, but you’ll need the product to scan the barcode and the receipt to take the pic of to redeem.
  • Becky responds: “You can use a smartphone without a contract with wifi. I do this with my DD. She uses my old smartphone to download free apps and play them on the phone. So, I see no reason why you couldn’t do what Rachel said with ibotta. It’s a great idea actually. Especially if you don’t want the hassle of a pre-pay or contract phone.”
  • And jaci weighs in: “So weird that phone is my old phone just bought a new one. Wifi streams no problem at home my new phone is 4g and works night and day faster and better that particular phone is not compatible with ibotta or new saving star upgraded app. If that helps u.”
  • And feelgood shares: “I have a Sprint smartphone for which I cancelled my Sprint service a month ago when I switched phones and carriers. I still use that old smartphone around the house using wifi, and at places that have hotspots. I can browse the web, use apps, check emails, take pictures, etc., basically anything I did before except make phone calls. There’s even phone service, texting and a number to go with it using the free Talkatone app from the Google Play store.”

Target

  • From grandma g: “Target is having a sale on wrapping paper, gift bags,and ribbons. Buy 3 get 1 free, plus there’s a 30% off wrapping paper on Cartwheel. I have 3 birthdays coming up so this worked out good for me.”
  • Michelle warns: “At the Broadview store they have plenty behind the service desk, though, as Vanessa says, they aren’t accepting the coupons. I am just going to take them to a diff. store to use coupon.”
  • If you find a store doing this, Kari O. suggests: “Buy it full price and go back to customer service within 3 days for “missed coupons” and get your cash back.”
  • Patrick asks: “I went to a Target store in the northern suburbs and reached into a stack of 9 oz. (I think) M&Ms and pulled out a bag with a $1 off peel-off coupon sticker on it. I then found one more there but many other bags had the sticky residue on the front of the bag but no coupon sticker. Has anyone been to any Targets lately and noticed bags of M&Ms with the coupon sticker still on them? Thanks.”

Walmart

  • Kristina shares: “Don’t miss out on the Dr. Pepper deal at Walmart. Price match the $2.50 Target sale. It comes out to 68 cents w/tax per 12-pack after the $10 gift card.

Whole Foods

  • On the Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts, David shares: “A heads up – Wheaton did not have these in stock, Naperville said they would be willing to order them. Forest Park (on Harlem) had them on the shelf. St. Louis (Brentwood) had a big basketfull of them.”