Reader deals 9/30/14

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.

Meijer

  • Kerri says: “Saw on theshoppersapprentice about the ad that started for us in Indiana on Sunday. Buy a Meier shampoo or conditioner and get a free goody hair brush. Kids 2 in 1 is 1.79. It was tagged on the shelf that it qualifies for the free hairbrush (up to 6.99!) I tried it and it worked no problem!” This will start Thursday in Chicagoland.
  • A heads up from SmartShoppper: “I got both yogurt coupons too! Note that the free yogurt coupons are good thru 10/2. Only a few days to redeem them.”

Online deals

  • Meg warns: “I bought these [Finish Line fleece] last year and the quality was horrible.  They looked nice out of the box, but started losing their shape and pilling after the first wash.  I also got the sweat pants and they are ridiculously short; they looked like capri pants.  These are not worth even the 2/$40 price.”
  • Charlotte shares: “I saw over on Hip2Save that Carter’s is having a 50% off outerwear sale. I managed to get 2 sets of winter clothes (coats + snowbibs) for $66 total. (Plus some taxes and ended up around $72) I used the code JUST4YOU to get an additional 25% off the order. Now for snowboots, and we won’t be caught in the snow like we were last winter… 5 months of snow, if it happens again this year, we’ll be prepared! :D”

Reader requests

  • One from shirley: “Do diapers count towards the $25 purchase requirement at Kmart? I saw it from somewhere that no points can be used to pay for purchase if you want to earn points? Is it true? Thanks for the help.”
  • Ande H asks: “I can’t get the RedPlum coupons to print in Chrome, Explorer or Firefox. Can anyone give me instructions on how to get these coupons to print? I did download the software that pops up, but it still just sat there, and did not print.”
  • From Charlotte: “Got any tips on how to navigate the new mPerks site? For some reason, I’m struggling, especially on my phone. Maybe I’m just getting old?”
  • Shandelle replies: “Are you using a smart phone? They have an iphone app which is pretty easy to use I think. I had an old old version of it and then noticed in the app store a couple months ago they put out a completely different one. At least for iphone.”
  • Sabrina adds: “If you are using the app, click the search tool and enter the code in the search box.”

Whole Foods

  • Eun reports: “the Imagine soups weren’t 2/$5 at the south Evanston WF when I shopped 9/24. I just bought 2 of the $2.99 varieties.”
  • Something to look for from peaches: “I just got a coupon in the mail from Whole Foods good for $10 off any $50 purchase. The coupon is good through the month of October, but is only good for the downtown Evanston store.”

Reader deals 9/29/14

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.

Aldi

  • Something to look for from Caroline in Hot Deals: “Keep a look out at Aldi I found [Ghirardelli brownie mix] for .99 a box recently.”

Amazon

  • Found by grandma g, the Starbucks Refreshers deal has returned: “$14.11 ($0.10 / Fluid Ounce) after 20% discount But then there was a coupon, I think 25% off, to bring it down to only $9.70 for 12. I like these for a nice little treat, at .83 each seems like a good deal.”

Coupons

  • On the Curad PDF, Jane wonders: “Do you have to print the whole page of coupons?”
  • Kari O. replies: “Yes, you probably should. At least on my computer if you tried to take a screenshot of the PDF there are little black lines that show up on the image that don’t print out on the paper. So, it becomes very apparent to the manufacturer than you copied the image and didn’t just print the whole page.”

Food 4 Less

  • Shandelle shares: “Just got an email from Saving Star stating that Food 4 Less will be a supported store as of October 1st. I can’t remember if I saw a post about it or not, but they announced a week or so ago that Kroger and all their affiliate stores won’t do store cards for credit anymore and we will have to start scanning the receipts manually into the app like with all the other non loyalty card stores.”

Staples

  • On the Maxwell House coffee, Laura on Facebook says: “You can place more than one order, its limited to two per order!”

Restaurants

  • Brandy shares: “Also, bought McDonald’s Halloween $1 booklets with 3x of each: apple slices, small juice or milk, gogurt, hamburger (total 12 coupons). Only one per person, under 12yo. Burger King did not have Halloween booklets but BK Scholars booklets which are also $1 and 3x value fries or onion rings & 3x ice cream cone (total 6 coupons). One per person per visit BUT no age limit because not for kids..everyone! Looks like I will be hitting up McD for the burger and going across the street for the fries via drive thru. Hah!”

Target

  • Brandy reports: “Saw backpacks on 70% off clearance at Diehl Target in Warrenville yesterday. Tons. “

Walgreens

  • A Colgate report from LovinSavin: “[The $3 RR wyb one] just worked for me at 12:44 pm on Max Fresh Intense with Whitening.”

Whole Foods

  • A question from peaches: “Does anybody know if the Imagine soup is still on sale at Whole Foods because I did not see any of it marked at 2/$5. BTW when I was at the Whole Foods in downtown Evanston today, there was actually an employee at the front entrance to the store handing out Whole Deal coupon books. Of course probably 90% of the customers turned her down..”

 

Whole Foods deals — $1.00 Back to Nature 100% juice pouches

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Mambo Sprouts just added a $1.00/1 Back to Nature coupon this morning!

  • When I was at Whole Foods last week, 8 packs of Back to Nature 100% juice pouches were tagged $3.00 through 9/30. So, stack this new printable with the $1.00/1 Whole Foods coupon in the Sept/Oct whole deal or printable here, and get them for just $1.00!

(Thanks for the coupon heads up to All Natural Savings)

Whole Foods one day sale on cooked shrimp

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Whole Foods will be running a one day sale tomorrow 9/26 only: Farm raised cooked shrimp for $9.99/lb (normally $15.99/lb). Valid only at Whole Foods Market stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Reader deals 9/19/14

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.

Gift Cards

  • Nikki shares: “I’ve purchased several Starbucks gc from Raise and always transferred the amount from the voucher to my Starbucks card without any problems. All of the Starbucks gc I’ve purchased have been at a 20% discount. Last week I purchased Subway and the actual gc was received in the mail within 5 days of the original purchase. I am very careful to only buy gc that have good discounts and there are many.”
  • From Kim: “Gramma, I have purchased from cardpool many times without problems. I have found it a great way to save a little extra money. If nothing else, the savings cover taxes. Combined with other sales and discounts, it’s a win!”
  • Jen adds: “My apologies if someone already mentioned this, but Target actually discounts some gift cards when you use your Red Card. Now, I do NOT know if it’s all gift cards or just specific types because, frankly, I haven’t gotten around to researching it yet. But I know some are eligible because I bought Disney cards and got the discount. We’re going to Disney World and I had learned on one of the Disney travel forums that if you bought the cards at Target you’d get 5% off and they can be used to pay for hotels, food, etc. None of the employees at Target knew, and in fact they insisted it wouldn’t work, so I bought one test card and it worked like a charm. Now I’m buying batches of cards each time I’m there, which is helping us pay for our vacation slowly over time AND saving us 5%.”
  • Maureen says: “Jen, you are so right – we paid for both a Disney Cruise and a Disney vacation with gift cards from Target. When you’re spending 1000s on a family vacation a 5% savings can add up to hundreds of dollars.”
  • Another option from Kari O.: “I reload my Starbucks goldcard at the kiosks inside Target and use my RedCard…. Automatic 5% discount. An employee told me about it. I also sometimes use MM Target giftcards as payment to reload my Starbucks goldcard. lol”
  • But Rita says: “I checked Panera and Subway discounts on Raise. These are not a deal. Check out giftcardgranny.com for any merchant you are interested in. A listing of all sellers show up with discount and fees. Click on the ‘discount’ heading and they will be listed highest to lowest. They also reference return policies of each company. I buy cards often. Have had two issues with the value not being on the card but was refunded quickly by both companies. Use them within the guarantee.”

Kohl’s

  • A heads up from Charlotte: “My husband has a lot of these shirts. Be aware that they are fairly thin and with regular use will last 9 months to 1 year.”

Jewel

  • From dani: “thanks Yvette, so I ventured over to jewel on wise and roselle and sure enough 12.49 minus 3.50. I stocked up big time. If I can get double rolls for 30 cents or less…it’s major stock up time. I would have bought more, but I am afraid of my husband’s response. the kids right now are having a super fun time in the basement playing nerf guns with the TP walls that they built. I did pay 12.49 plus minus a 1Q at my palatine store which is still a stock up price fur us. thanks again! if you are in the Schaumburg area…go get some TP. They still had a lot there.”
  • And Cari says: “Palos heights $12.49-$3.50 instant =D”

Mariano’s

  • Rita comments: “The Ortega black beans w/jalapenos are priced at $.89. Use the $1.00/2 on Wednesday Double daze and get them for free. I think the link is ortega.com/promotions. I make 4 cups of rice (cooked) and then mix with bite sized Kielbasa that I have browned, a can of ortega black beans w/jalapenos, a can of corn, a couple of handfuls of grated cheese, cumin to taste (I like alot) and a splash or two of chicken broth and call it dinner! Obviously you can really play around with the ingredients on this one!”
  • A warning from Pam: “Ugh, so I went to the Mariano’s in Shorewood, they did not have this milk. Couldn’t even find a spot for it. Finally asked a guy and he said that they were having a problem with receiving milk that was only a week away from expiration, and ended up often throwing a ton of it out, so until “they fix the problem” they are not going to carry it. Hmmm….maybe it might not have been a good idea to put it in the ad, then? Also, didn’t have much of the Noosa yoghurt. None of the flavors that I wanted were in stock, such as Pineapple, Honey, or the seasonal Pumpkin. Man, do I wish that store was still a Dominick’s! Really not impressed at all!”

Meijer

  • From Ashley on the diapers: “Some of the Jumbo packs are 38ct or more, and not triggering, but people are calling catalina and having it honored. But it is rolling, even though it is a store coupon”

Reader requests

  • From Laura: “Hi Don, and fellow rain barrel users. I too am a rain barrel fan. But the mosquitos this year have been so bad because of all the rain. so my question is Are mosquito laying eggs inside my rain barrels? If so what do I do about it? Thanks”
  • Pam asks: “I’m wondering about Zaycon Foods chicken…..we’ve purchased it before and were happy with our purchase but that was before the whole “chinese chicken” I’ve read about. Zaycon’s site says the chicken comes directly from the “processor” but where does it come from before that? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thanks!”

Target

  • On expiration dates changing, Kari O. says: “Cartwheel offers can disapear quicker than intended, kinda like when printable coupons are out of prints. So, most likely the offer is nearing its limit so the expiration date got moved up quicker.”

Treasure Island

  • From seachicago: “Here’s a decent Barilla deal for city shoppers: Treasure Island has most varieties of Barilla pasta on sale this week for 88 cents, limit 4. Barilla sauce is also on sale for $2.50, and I found a tearpad next to the sauces with a q for $1 off Barilla sauce when you buy 2 Barilla pastas. So, buy 4 pastas (use 2qs 55 cents/2 from 9/7 SS) and 2 sauces (use 2 $1 tearpad qs) for $5.42 + tax. I think TI is a Centrella store, so maybe this deal is running at other stores, too.”

Walgreens

  • A report from savinlikeu): “Went to Walgreens and purchaced 3 bags of Riesen candys (Love these!) and out prints a manf. Q for 2$ off three, stack with wags store Q and there only aprox. .17 each piece I of course rinse, lather, repeated! Each time you get a new 2/off 3 Q”
  • Kitty emails: “Walgreens has Mentos candy on a monthly deal for 59c. Shopmium has 50c back, so 9c.”

Whole Foods

  • Something to check for from Eun: “I have a $1 Imagine Chunky Style Soups (Italian Style Wedding is considered “chunky”) offer from checkout51. Check if you have it too?” Not everyone does, but worth checking!

Go to Whole Foods TODAY — Four Enjoy Life products $.69 each

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This is in my earlier Whole Foods deals post, but I wanted to pull it out separately so no one misses it, since today is the last day for the Ibotta rebates that make this such a good deal.

Four gluten free, top eight allergen free Enjoy Life products $.69 each at Whole Foods 9/19 only

Enjoy Life products are a good deal with the Ibotta rebates expiring today + the new $1.00 printable + the $1.50/2 from the July/Aug Whole Deal. Here’s how to get all four products for net $2.76 if you go today. Buy one of each:

  • Enjoy Life chewy bars, $4.39.
  • Enjoy Life crunchy cookies, $3.99.
  • Enjoy Life soft baked cookies, $3.99.
  • Enjoy Life Plentils, $3.39.

That comes to $15.76. Use four $1.00/1 printables = $11.76. Use two $1.50/2 from last month’s Whole Deal = $8.76. Get back a separate $1.00 rebate on each product on Ibotta = $4.76. Get a bonus $2.00 rebate on Ibotta for redeeming three Enjoy Life rebates = $2.76 for all four products, or $.69 each.

If you don’t have two computers to print four $1.00/1 coupons (limit is two per computer), you can also print $.75/1 Plentils and $.55/1 Enjoy Life product here.

Whole Foods deals I spotted in store + shopping trip

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So my Internet kept bopping up and down this morning, then the ComEd guy came to replace our meter and our power went out. I figured that was a sign to get off the computer and go shopping, so off to Whole Foods I went — luckily I’d printed a bunch of coupons yesterday, lol.

Whole Foods deals September 2014

Here are some deals I spotted at the Wheaton, IL location, but note that unadvertised deals at Whole Foods can vary by region. Print current Sept/Oct Whole Deal coupons here, or find in the flyer at the front of the store.

  • Earth’s Best mostly organic kids frozen meals or waffles, $3.00. Use $1.00/1 from the July/August Whole Deal + $1.00/1 on Mambo Sprouts to get them for $1.00.
  • So Delicious dairy free yogurt cups, $1.00. Use the regional $1.00/1 from the 6/15 SS (was in Sun-Times, not Trib) or the latest mailed Mambo Sprouts booklet to get these free. Or, buy three for $3.00 and use $1.00/3 in the July/August Whole Deal or Sept/Oct Whole Deal plus three $.55/1 printables — Print $.55/1 here and another $.55/1 printable on Facebook — to get three for $.35.
  • Select Tasty Bite pouches (only a couple flavors), $2.38. Use $2.00/3 in the Sept/Oct Whole Deal + $2.00/3 on Mambo Sprouts or $1.00/1 printable here. Best deal: Buy three for $7.14. Use the $2.00/3 Whole Foods coupon = $5.14. Use three $1.00/1 printables (will need two computers) = $2.14 for all three, or $.71 a pouch.
  • Select Barbara’s cereals, $3.39. Print $1.00/1 here.
  • KeVita organic probiotic drink, 2/$4.00 through Sunday only. Print $1.50/1 here and then submit for $1.00 back on Ibotta, and you’ve made $.50.

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8 pack Back to Nature 100% juice pouches, $3.00. Use $1.00/1 in the Sept/Oct Whole Deal and stack with $.75/1 in … I think it’s the Fall Mambo Sprouts booklet, but I’d already clipped it. Or, $.75/1 on Common Kindness, or $.75/1 by email when you sign up on Facebook. Just $1.25 after both.

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Select Imagine Organic soup boxes (only Italian Wedding and Black Bean were tagged), $2.50. Use $2.00/2 in the Sept/Oct Whole Deal and stack with $1.00/1 on the bottom right of the Imagine site to get these for $.50 each.

What I bought

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And here’s what I picked up today. The Enjoy Life products are not on sale, but are a good deal with the Ibotta rebates expiring today + the new $1.00 printable + the $1.50/2 from the July/Aug Whole Deal. Here’s how to get all four products for net $2.76 if you go today. Buy one of each:

  • Enjoy Life chewy bars, $4.39.
  • Enjoy Life crunchy cookies, $3.99.
  • Enjoy Life soft baked cookies, $3.99.
  • Enjoy Life Plentils, $3.39.

That comes to $15.76. Use four $1.00/1 printables = $11.76. Use two $1.50/2 from last month’s Whole Deal = $8.76. Get back a separate $1.00 rebate on each product on Ibotta (TODAY ONLY) = $4.76. Get a bonus $2.00 rebate on Ibotta for redeeming three Enjoy Life rebates = $2.76 for all four products, or $.69 each.

In addition to Enjoy Life, I also bought:

  • Overpriced mushrooms, $2.99, because I didn’t feel like making another stop and needed some to make dinner.
  • Earth’s Best French Toast sticks for $1.00 after coupons (see above).
  • 6 So Delicious yogurt cups, free after coupons (see above).
  • 4 Imagine soups, $2.00 after coupons (see above).
  • 6 Pacific Organic almond milk singles, free with the $1.00/1 coupon from the July/August Whole Deal.
  • 3 Back to Nature juice pouch boxes, $3.75 after coupons (see above).
  • Organic Valley 16 oz sour cream, $1.39 after $1.00/1 from the Sept/Oct Whole Deal + $1.00/1 printable (no longer available).

Got $.20 off for bringing two bags, and my pre-coupon subtotal was a crazy $56.86, post-coupon total was $20.30. I’ll get $6 back from Ibotta for a net cost of $14.30. Oh! And I just got my Ibotta rebates back and also got another $1.00 back for the second level Sept. teamwork bonus, so make that net $13.30. :)

A few Whole Foods deals week of 9/17/14 – 9/23/14

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Here are a couple Whole Foods deals from the new flyer that just came out for the week of 9/17/14. I’m using the Wheaton, IL flyer, so check against your own location. Whole Foods runs a lot of unadvertised in-store sales, so if you spot a good deal at your own store, please comment here.

New $1.00 Enjoy Life coupon + Ibotta!

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Here’s a brand new $1.00/1 Enjoy Life product coupon. Print limit is two!

  • Now, stack that with the Enjoy Life Ibotta rebates through 9/19 on various products at either Target or Whole Foods, like $1.00 back on Plentils, $1.00 back on cookies, and more. Plus redeem three or more Enjoy Life rebates through 9/19, get a $2.00 bonus.
  • And, at Whole Foods, there is a $1.50/2 Whole Foods coupon to stack from the July/August Whole Deal, if you still have (no longer available to print but still valid til 9/30).

Enjoy Life products are a favorite with Junior High Guy, and are gluten free + top 8 allergen free.

Whole Foods — Grass fed beef sale today only + more

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Whole Foods is having a one day sale today, Friday 9/12 only, on grass fed ground beef: Down to $4.99/lb. Other Whole Foods sales through 9/16 include:

Whole Foods sales can vary by region. The grass fed beef sale is for all U.S. stores, but check other deals against your own local store.