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.

Amazon

  • 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.

Costco

  • 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.”

Coupons

  • 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.”

Freebies

Jewel

  • 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”

Kmart

  • 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.

Mariano’s

  • 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. “

Meijer

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

Savers

  • 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. :)”

Target

  • 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 target.com. 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.”

Walmart

  • 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!”

Reader deals 8/26/14

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

  • Artie says: “This was the ‘Cooks Illustrated’ runnerup best grill pan. The winner costs $160.00″

Catalinas

  • From focadima, for the various Kraft deals: “Mio is still on a catalina deal… MiO, MiO Energy, MiO Fit Liquid Water Enhancers 8/11/14 – 9/7/14 Buy 2 Get a $1 Catalina Buy 3 Get a $2 Catalina Buy 4 Get a $3 Catalina”

Coupons

Dollar General

  • Shandelle: “Noticed in the Dollar General add that they have 10 ct BIC stic pens for $.50 this week. Use the $1/2 coupon if you have any left or price match at Walmart, which is what I plan to do. No DG near me.”

Ikea

  • A reminder from Charlotte: “And don’t forget, Tuesdays kids eat free :)”

Information

  • Don posts on Facebook: “Its Baaaaaaack !!!He is referring to pink slime, in this article. There are a couple more articles here and here.

Jewel

  • A tip from Patty for those finding limited Food Should Taste Good flavors: “Try getting a rain check. Then, when the other flavors come in, you can try them. And don’t forget to print out your coupons too, or they might be gone by the time you need them.”

Reader requests

  • From karen: “does anyone have a suggestion for a deal on car rental in the chicago area for the Labor day weekend? Looks like we need to rent a car to get to a wedding in Chattanooga !”
  • VB asks: “Looking for school lunch ideas last year I gave up and don’t want to do that this year. So far I have found my kids like pulled pork( I had enough for 8 lunches after dinner score!), chicken salad, tuna, waffles, hot dog. Looking to stay away from lunchables and am looking for homemade chicken noodle soup recipes since I think they would like that. Anyone have any recommendations on lunch ideas that a 3 yr old and 6 yr old would like and would keep in a lunch box or thermos?”
  • An idea from erin: “would they eat pinwheels? put cream cheese and whatever meat/veg they like on a tortilla. roll up and slice in 1 in 1pinwheels’.”
  • Sent over by james: “regarding the Walmart/ground beef/hamburger helper $6.44 rebate from May 2014. Has anyone else had difficulty getting the rebate? does anyone have any contact information? I contacted General Mills and they told me to contact Walmart. How?”
  • Veronica is wondering: “Can you do more than one of the spend 30 get a 10 gift card [at CVS]? My receipt doesn’t say. It says needed 30 spent 30 Thanks”

Target

  • Elizabeth sends over: “The 16.2 oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch was included in the Buy 5 get a $5 Gift Card deal. Despite what the tag below says, these were also on temporary price cut for $2.50. And… I used my last $1/1 cereal coupon from the 4/20 Tribune (along with two $1/2). Net cost for five bigger boxes = $4.50.”
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Ultra Foods

  • From letsshop: “Also don’t think I seen this posted ,but Coke,Pepsi and 7Up soda all are on sale 4 for $8.88 good time to use those $1.50 coupons we printed exp.8/31 ! not sure about exp. rules on printed coupons .” They will take them 30 days expired just like any other coupon.

Walgreens

Walmart

  • Nora shares: “I saved 30 cents on a green pepper through Savings Catcher and another 40 cents on a bag of baby carrots. As others have noted, it works on produce items that are sold per item, rather than by weight.”

I got a whopping $.47 from Walmart Savings Catcher

walmart-822

Back on 8/22, I tried out Walmart Savings Catcher on this little trip. Survey says?

47cents

Oh yeah, read it and weep: I’m now $.47 richer on a Walmart eGift card because Meijer had Palmolive on sale for $2.00. I’ll try not to spend that all in one pla… oh wait. I actually expected more back, and it didn’t price match any of the produce, which I otherwise would have bought somewhere like Pete’s Market.

6stores

So does this mean it only searched six competitors to the Glen Ellyn Walmart? That seems odd, since there are a LOT more stores nearby. Eh. I’ve tried it, and now I’ll move on until my Palmolive gift card comes, then blow my $5.47 on … something.

Reader deals 8/25/14

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.

Hy-Vee

  • A deal from shirley: “HyVee has Yoplait yogurt on sale for $0.50 each. Buy $10 or more Yoplait refrigerated yogurt, get $2 catalina. I bought 20 yogurt and used 2x$0.40/6 + $0.6/8. So, $0.33 each after MQ and CAT.”

Jewel

  • Suzanne shares: “a mgr at Jewel told me they are going to start another cookware promotion this time Cuisinart, in Sept.
  • From peaches on Food Should Taste Good chips: “They are on sale B!G!F at Jewel right now, but the only flavor my Jewel had yesterday was cheddar. There is a coupon you can print that is on coupon.com too, and so when you use both of the coupons you get two bags for $1,50. If they had other varieties, I would have tried it yesterday. I was not sure how I would like it too. Of course, when I went to Whole Foods across the street, they had at least six variates for sale, but they weren’t on sale. If Jewel had sweet potato, I would have tried it.”

Reader requests

Sam’s Club

  • Suzanne found: “Sams Club in Hodgkins had whole seedless watermelons marked down to $1.98 ( pretty big ones)”
  • And on the Cheez-It multi pack, Heather posts on Facebook: “They are $8.92 at Sam’s Club

Target

  • A reminder from ellen on the Barilla entrees: “my sun times insert has the $1 coupon”

Walgreens

  • For those whose didn’t print and filled out the missed Catalina form online, letsshop reports: “Got my $1 Catalina today in mail for  Scrubbing Bubbles”

Walmart

  • On Savings Catcher, kc wondered: “can anybody tell me if the tax will be refunded in the walmart savings center as well? details on the website is vague.”
  • Tori responds: “No, tax is not taken into consideration. I bought cheese that was .20 cheaper somewhere else and I got .20 back.”

Reader deals 8/23/14

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

Apps

  • Shandelle says: “ALSO I think the exp date on the Laughing Cow Ibotta rebate varies per user. I have 2 phones in my household, when I redeemed one the other day it told me it expired Friday night like you posted. My other phone shows exp of midnight 8/24. My mom’s phone shows exp of midnight 8/25. She unlocked the rebate after me, maybe it depends on when you unlock it.”

Coupons

  • Valentina S. shares: “Got the e-mail from Chobani on 8/23/14 at 4:15 a. m.: ‘We’re happy to hear you received our coupon! Unfortunately, the coupon you printed had an error and should be discarded. Please see the link below to redeem the Buy One Get One Free coupon we intended to send.’ Oops, I redeemed the first 2 coupons at Meijer. They didn’t scan, but the self checkout associate entered them for me. The coupons don’t have stated face value.”
  • Jane says: “I got this same email from Chobani early this morning! I already used 1 coupon at Jewel the other night and it is the one that scanned in at 99c and I did think that was odd. So I re-printed the new coupon with the link they sent and it says max value $1.39. The old one has a max value of 30 cents! That’s why it isn’t scanning at Walmart I bet. Why it came up 99c @ Jewel is another story. I am just glad we got to the bottom of it. I was afraid the new one may have certain flavors written on coupon, which I can never find around here!”

Jewel

  • From comicbob: “The Jewel in Lake Zurich told me they have a free cookie club for kids as well (for those who don’t like fruit?)” They do. The card is just a thing for the kids and doesn’t need to be scanned. You just go to the bakery and ask. Most times, I have been offered a cookie as well :).
  • Outlander comments: “They do and there’s a card for it too, except you don’t need it at all. There are always cookies to take on the bakery counter, so the kids just take it. But I never remember the fruit, since my store never got the cards in and never know anything about it when I do remember to ask.” I haven’t seen cookies on the counter, we just ask. I guess it will vary by store.
  • Kari O. says: “Yeah, my kiddos get a cookie first and an apple or banana to go. :)” Mine too!

Meijer

  • From feelgood: “Even cheaper at Meijer. Ziploc 50 ct sandwich bags are $1.99. Buy 4 for $7.96. Use two $2/2 MQ‘s and one $1/2 Target coupon. Now it’s $2.96 for 4. You get a $2.00 Catalina which comes out after your 3rd Ziploc…you can scan that through as payment if you’re at self-serve. Total cost is $0.96 for 4 Ziploc! I actually had 2/$3 Ziploc rainchecks which I used tonight, so it was a one dollar MM for me.”

Menards

  • Kari O. reports: “In store the FAR ladies socks actually included youth as well! Picked up a pack for both my kiddos (toddler and kindergartener)! Although the sizes were really slim in Fox Lake. Lots of girls styles but only two boys and we took the last pack with black, white and grey colors.”

Target

  • Helen found Sunbutter: “Temporary Price Cut at my Target (Kenosha) for $4.97 through 9/6!”

Walgreens

  • Shandelle shares: “If your cashier is willing to scan the RR first, stuff might go through correctly? I don’t know, maybe the stars just aligned for me earlier tonight. I bought another Clearasil tube for $5.49, 3 Glade scented oil warmers ($1 each wyb 3) and a pack of the $.19 erasers as a filler. I gave the clerk my $3 RR from Almay yesterday first, then 3 $1 Glade printables and then the $1 Clearasil coupon.. all scanned without any problems. So who knows! And side point, if you buy the free Glade scented oil warmers, you can submit for $.75 back from Checkout 51 for a nice money maker (too bad the Ibotta offers expired, though). The Glade scented oil warmers are $1 each wyb 3 through 8/30.”
  • Jane comments: “I think Kroger used to accept RR from Walgreens and so did Walmart. I have not tried to use them there for months, does anyone know if they still take them? Thanks!”

Walmart

  • Nora tried Savings Catcher: “Thank you for posting this. I submitted mine online and have already gotten $7.62 back on three dinky receipts from this past week. One thing that is worth pointing out: Savings Catcher will NOT cover BOGOs – if you have those, you will still need to price match at the register.”
  • A point from Shandelle: “One of the things I really like about Savings Catcher is that because I travel quite a bit and shop outside the Chicago area sometimes, where I’m not familiar with stores and seeing the ads.. it’s doing that extra work for me. I go back and forth between Indianapolis and Chicago at least once per month to visit family. I try to check their sales before my trips but I miss stuff. Savings Catcher is awesome to pick up the slack for local stuff! :)”
  • She adds: “Someone somewhere (wish I could remember where I read it) said that they had already price matched in the store and got back additional money because Savings Catcher spotted an even lower price!”
  • And: “You can also download the Walmart app for iphone (and presumably Android) and once you register your phone and login to your walmart account, you can just scan the receipt in about 2 seconds, select purchase date and submit. I just installed the app today after typing in all the #s online and the app works beautifully.”
  • On Bic Brite Liners, Outlander says: “They are still $0.69 or $0.79 at Wags through today. I bought a bunch since its hard to find green highlighters and some teachers specifically request them.”