Zaycon Foods — NEW Boneless thighs and chicken wings events

Zaycon Foods has just opened up June pick-up dates for boneless skinless chicken thighs and fresh jumbo split chicken wings. This is new — they’ve only done boneless skinless breast in the past!

  • If you’re not in IL, they have other open events all across the country, too, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much chicken was that, again?

  • Fresh boneless skinless jumbo chicken thigh fillets, hand de-boned, $2.39/lb. Sold in 40 lb units for $95.60 + tax (low food tax).
  • Fresh jumbo chicken wings, $1.99/lb. Sold in 40 lb units for $79.60 + tax (low food tax).

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

In Chicagoland, pickup locations include: Elk Grove Village, Bolingbrook, Naperville/Wheaton, Joliet, Gurnee, DeKalb, Kankakee, Rockford, Franklin, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, and South Bend, IN. Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the chicken thighs and wings events.

Zaycon bacon and sausage events open

Zaycon Foods has open March pick-up dates for bacon and sausage. I haven’t had the sausage, but we’ve been very pleased with the bacon!

  • If you’re not in IL, they have other open events all across the country, too, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

  • They sell fresh meat products by the case.
  • Head to local pickup locations at a specified date and time to pick up your order.
  • They schedule events across the country.

How much bacon or sausage was that, again?

  • 36 pounds of bacon, $3.49 a pound, $125.64 (+ tax).
  • 20 pounds of pork sausage, $2.79 a pound, $55.80 (+ tax).

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the bacon & sausage events.

Last chance for Zaycon chicken til Fall

Zaycon Foods has open February pick-up dates for fresh boneless skinless chicken breast. They just emailed that this will be the last chicken event until fall, given projections of rising chicken costs this summer, so be sure to get in on this one and fill your freezer with Zaycon! I’ve picked up chicken from them several times, and always been very pleased — and I just placed my own order for this event!

  • If you’re not in IL, they have other open events all across the country, too, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

How much chicken was that, again?

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  • 40 lbs of chicken at $1.89/lb = $75.60. They do charge IL food tax, which brings it to $77.30 after tax.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the chicken events.

Zaycon chicken event — open for spring

Zaycon Foods has opened up pick-up dates for fresh boneless skinless chicken breast. In February, so I’m not sure why it’s a spring chicken event — maybe just for the clever name!

  • If you’re not in IL, they’ve opened up other events all across the country, too, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

How much chicken was that, again?

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  • 40 lbs of chicken at $1.89/lb = $75.60. They do charge IL food tax, which brings it to $77.30 after tax.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the chicken events.

Zaycon added ground beef to their next event!

If you missed the last ground beef event, Zaycon Foods has added ground beef to their upcoming ham event! Early December pickups in Illinois.

Ground beef

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Yes, I have purchased this myself in the past, and got in on this sale as well. Yes, I was indeed annoyed at Zaycon with the way they handled discussion of the LFTB fiasco last year, and still think they handled that poorly, but have been very pleased with their products in general.They are back in IL with their ground beef sale, and now specifically advertise it as LFTB free! (Yup, them and almost everyone else now, right?!)

And….

  • If you’re not in IL, they are running events all across the country, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

How much ground beef was that, again?

  • 40 pounds of 93/7 lean ground beef — four 10 lb tubes at $3.49/lb = $139.60. They do charge IL food tax, which brings it to $142.04 after tax.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the ground beef events.

Zaycon — Last chance for 93/7 ground beef til summer

You have about a week and a half left on this one: Zaycon Foods has Illinois pick-up dates for 93/7 ground beef in November!

Ground beef

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Yes, I have purchased this myself in the past, and got in on this sale as well. Yes, I was indeed annoyed at Zaycon with the way they handled discussion of the LFTB fiasco last year, and still think they handled that poorly, but have been very pleased with their products in general.They are back in IL with their ground beef sale, and now specifically advertise it as LFTB free! (Yup, them and almost everyone else now, right?!)

And….

  • If you’re not in IL, they are running events all across the country, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

How much ground beef was that, again?

  • 40 pounds of 93/7 lean ground beef — four 10 lb tubes at $3.49/lb = $136.90. They do charge IL food tax, which brings it to $142.74 after tax.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the ground beef events.

Reader deals 10/6/13

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Connie’s Pizza

CVS

  • Something to look for from Connie: “There is a $2.00/3 pepsi manufacturer coupon in this weeks Valli ad making it $6.00 for 3 12 packs after reward.”
  • Another from Kristy: “Oh, and there are almost always SC Johnson coupons in magazines like Ladies’ Home Journal and Woman’s Day.”
  • She also says: “On the SC Johnson (Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, etc) deal, you might want to wait until the 10/13 ad is in effect. The previews on iheartcvs are showing a “Buy $25 get $10 ECB” on the same products, which makes it slightly better, and puts you over the $20 needed to get the $5 Saving Star rebate.”

Halloween

  • Some ideas from AmandaS.: “Something I’ve done for Halloween is save the Kool Aid packets from this summer. Also, I saved a lot of the fruit roll ups as well. At Sam’s club we found a 50 pack of hot chocolate for $4ish earlier in the year too. All of the items have late expiration dates so will be good for Haloween. Also, I saved a bunch of the 75% off bags and a few toys from last year. When I go to garage sales, I also look out for happy meal toys and other individually wrapped small items I can hand out later. We get several hundred kids where I am at (crazy I know, but it’s something we’ve gotten used to and ave been better prepared for over the years).”

J.C. Penney

  • Susie noticed: “I think someone posted that they were looking for school uniforms at a reasonable price. I seen them at JCPenny this past week the IZOD polo shirts were $1.97 in all colors. Hope this helps”
  • She adds: “This was at the Orland Park location”

Menards

  • On the free after rebate paint, Carrie says: “On the Menard’s paint – it is horrible paint. Very thin and doesn’t cover good at all. I’d skip it, it really isn’t even worth it, even for free…”
  • Charlotte adds: “I tend to agree. Get a % off coupon and go to a Sherwin Williams store and get their paint. It is FAN-TASTIC! :)”
  • Abigayle chimes in: “Super crappy! It’s like milk. Only good for the inside of closets that you don’t care about. But if you care about your time, buy some decent paint, the paint and primer in one kind is amazing! On the other hand, if you want to make $5, do it and take the paint to a Restore location…”
  • Jane says: “We have mixed the free paint with a dark tinted better quality paint that was Satin or Semi-Gloss. The free one is flat paint and they will not tint it. It is not very washable. When you mix them equal parts and do not mind experimenting with colors it has been fine for us. We do not have kids so it has worked for us especially in an area like a cathedral ceiling or a spare room that does not get marked up much. Use at your own risk!”
  • From seachicago: “If you collect the Lemax Spookytown Halloween village items, look for clearance at your Menard’s. I found a couple items on clearance, and judging by the dust on the boxes, they are last year’s models! I got the creepy candy shop (which I remember from last year) marked down to $19.99 (really great price).”

Peapod

  • Susan’s thoughts: “I love Peapods. I know the prices are a bit higher than in stores but I definitely have a much lower grocery bill with no chance for impulse shopping. delivery folks are friendly and helpful. Produce was perfect and I start my online shopping in the sales department, first! I’m saving my back from all that lifting, saving at least two hours or more of my precious time and delivery times are fabulous..They deliver just when my husband gets home from work and I’m still in traffic. I get home and all my groceries have been put away…this is priceless.”

Reader requests

  • Emily asks: “Does anyone know if the Food 4 Less in Melrose Park has the cake mixes for .75 cents? Thanks!”

Walmart

  • Rhonda found: “Walmart sells the canine carryout dog treats for .99 (they still may be on sale for 89 cents) theres a $1 off 2 in todays RP”

Woodman’s

  • Heather posts on Facebook: “the woodmans in Carpentersville has MENS CLEAR shampoo on clearance for $2.39 and we just got a coupon I think last week to bring them down to 39 cents”

Zaycon

  • Michelle shares: “I bought the pork sausage last time it was available. The flavor is very good, but I think it’s a little too salty. (I am a salt loving kind of person)”
  • Kara’s experience: “About the Zaycon pork sausage links: I bought a box last time they were offered. * they are UNCOOKED. I’ve precooked and refrozen them so I can just pull them out and microwave them when I’m in a hurry * They are little finger sized sausages * they have a very thin skin that you can either eat or pull off * they have a bit of a spicy kick so they aren’t boring * they come in a (multiple?) bag(s) in a box and are in cute little rows. I repackaged them and froze them * I use them more as breakfast sausages than dinner sausages I like them. I’ve been using them mainly for breakfast with eggs and egg casseroles.”
  • Carrie R also liked them: “RE: Breakfast Sausages- I agree, my family thought they were very tasty. We split up the large package into groups of 12 so that we could grab a bag and cook for breakfast. It does have a “spicy” taste which is great, not too hot but adds to the nice flavor. We will order again.”

Reader deals 10/5/13

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • From mike on Miracle Noodles: “warning. I bought these last time around on the subscribe and save……they are horrible. As a diabetic I thought it would be great because of no carbs but I actually threw them out after using one package. Very “gummy” and just is not a good replacement for pasta.”
  • Judy shares: “Looking for a great kids’ book? Check out the 82 Amazon reviews of Tales from Farlandia: Ozette’s Destiny then download it FREE for your Kindle or other e reader this weekend”

Dominick’s

  • Jeanne reports: “Bought some Green Mountain K-cups tonight at Dominick’s. Received a Cat Alert on Green Mountain K-Cups from 10/7/13 to 11/3/13 – Buy 2 get $1.50 off, 3 get $3.00 off and by 4 get $4.00 off you next order. Save your coupons and hopefully there will be another $5 sale in that time period.”

Meijer

  • Something celmarie noticed: “The lindt bars are also $2 @meijer.”
  • A heads up from Priscilla: “I tried yesterday to get 4 of the kraft cheese at Meijer but the 2nd set of 2 that I bought did not get discounted so I took those 2 off and had them ring them up separate and it came off no problem. So I don’t think the scenario for buying 4 and getting the catalina will work.”

Menards

  • Some info from rachel: “about the menards crazy dale sale, the halloween decorations are plastic bags that you fill with leaves, the style is pumpkins or a spider. The ghosts are plastic baggies you stuff w newspaper and hang in the tree. They sell these all over cheap so if that is what you want free is always good but not worth a special trip in my opinion.”
  • On the free after rebate paint, letsshop is wondering if anyone has used the brand and how the quality is.

Reader requests

  • Mari is wondering/offering: “I’m not sure if there is a store that will accept expired coupons. I have 9 FREE and 14 BOGO Silk Fruit & creamy yogurt coupons that expired 09-30-13. If someone wants them I will be happy to mail them. I used some of them and have these left.I just feel bad throwing them away, my family really liked the product but we had a hard time finding them in our area, only one Meijer store had them and they only allowed us to use three free coupons at once and it was not worth it the drive just to get three items. I will mail them today if someone want them, otherwise they are going to the recycle bin. They are MFC from BzzAgent.” Ultra Foods and Strack & Van Til take them back 30 days, but they may not carry that item.

Tony’s

Walgreens

  • A senior day reminder from letsshop: “SR.day 10/8″

Zaycon

Reader deals 10/4/13

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • April posts on Facebook: “I love our rice cooker! And I have an infant and it makes making baby food so easy. Just throw whatever in the top (carrots, apples, peas, whatever) and water in the bottom and walk away for like 10 minutes and bam it is done, just throw in the blender!”

Booster seats

  • From jen: “I would highly recommend a britax highback booster, it’s the only booster that we could find that will still latch to the car. the back detaches to become just the seat and there is also a strap between the kids legs to secure the seatbelt (like a 3pt harness) we found our britax for about $100, totally worth it for how many years we will use it!”
  • Advice seachicago passes on: “Here’s a safety tip when using a booster seat, instead of a 5 pt. harness car seat: my pediatrician told me to make sure that the car seat belt locks after you buckle it over your child (after it’s buckled, pull it *all* the way out and let it snap back; it will then lock and hold your child in place better). I can’t remember if this works with a full-height booster, but it does with a backless. No one else I know seems to have been told this, and I thought it was an important piece of advice!”
  • Christine points out: “Graco turbo booster is part of the Menards Crazy Days sale – $19.98 after rebate.”

Burger King

  • Amanda posts on Facebook: “Burger King has charity coupon booklets for $1. There are a total of 6 free coupons. 3 for free fries or onion rings and 3 for free soft serve cones. I got an advertisement for Wendy’s coupon booklets but haven’t checked them out yet.”

Dominick’s

  • Information from Pam about $5 Friday no longer being loadable for the weekend: “From what my cashier told me today, it sounds like that is the way it’s going to be for the foreseeable future. You will have to make it there on Friday.”
  • Ashley found: “These [Rubbermaid Lunchblox] are on clearance at Doms for $5.97. If you have any of the $3 peelies it’s a great deal.”
  • Susan comments: “Just a heads up, I was just at Dom’s (in homer glen) and ALL brands of K-cups were $5 (not sure if all Dom’s are doing that or not). I had a bunch of $1.50 off printables that I had printed a few weeks back that worked nicely with this deal. Gevalia, Tullys, Folgers, Green Mtn, etc. all were $5. Plus I had a bunch of $1.50 off coupons on my J4U. I’m glad I read that the $5 Fridays are JUST on Friday’s now too, cuz I almost waited til tomorrow to go. Got 15 boxes for $56, that’s including tax. Good deal–came out to about 31cents/k-cup!”
  • Some questions from grandma g: “A couple of days ago I was happily clicking and adding items to my card. After clicking on the Fresh Express Salad I was moving on to the next item when instead of turning to ‘added’, a sign popped up saying something about ‘Load limit reached’, then sign and salad disappeared! I was so surprised since I don’t already have a salad clipped to my card and I thought whatever was there could be added. Never saw this before. Wondering if anyone else has? Does this mean all the posted items have a limit, much like Saving Star or Coupons.com?”

Food 4 Less

  • Ashley shares: “Cheap cake mix Went to F4L today for the cheapunstoppables and found this: We just got a $0.75/2 coupons this week That’s $0.75 for two or $0.37 each! Remember pantries all can use baking for the families for the holidays!” Nice — there was also a $1.00/2 printable on Betty Crocker last month if you still have it, and a $.75/2 printable if you don’t have multiple papers.

Flu shots

  • From Artie: “There is a coupon that will save you up to 30% at Costco,CVS,Kroger and it’s family of stores,Rite-Aid,Target,Walgreens,and Walmart. I learned about this here. A commenter there reported that the coupon knocked down the cost at Walgreens from $31 to $14.75. Obviously YMMV.
  • A request from jen: “can we do a roundup of flu shot deals? this jewel one sounds pretty good, i’m just wondering what else is out there.”
  • Something to consider from kitty: “Re: $25 gift card when you get your flu shot at Osco: Doesn’t surprise me, but called to check anyway…you do not get the gift card if Medicare pays for the flu shot.”

Jewel

  • Joy spotted: “I found Robitussin 20 count tablet/ gel caps for $3.49 on clearance at Jewel in Buffalo grove,IL. They were kept near the pharmacy. Used $3 coupon and will send for the rebate.There were atleast 15 more packs and are expiring 9/14. Silk soy milk 64 oz. was on a price cut for $2.68 and I had $1 coupons from completing their survey.They were out of Purex so got a rain check.”
  • Ashley adds: “They’re $1.74 at Hoffman they have about 18 left”
  • A potential (definitely ymmv) deal from Elizabeth on Facebook: “”Jewel deal…cats pride. B1g1 free…7.99 each…but on the litter they had peelies for buy the litter get johnny cat liners free well they dont carry them so they gave me one other brand liners free and 3.39 off any cat food for the other”"

Meijer

  • Allison found: “Meijer in Bloomingdale had 2% and fat free milk gallons on clearance for $1.49 today. All of them expire October 7. There were a bunch left as of 7 pm Thursday.”
  • A deal from focadima: “kraft natural slice $2 wyb 2 BUT starting Monday there is a cat deal buy 2 get $1 buy 2 get $2 buy 3 Get $3 so ..buy 4 use 2 $1.50/2 Q’s (exp 10/8!!) after cat and coupons you pay $2 for 4 packs”
  • A report from Jamie: “Went today to the new evergreen park one. [The TRESemme] were priced at $4.29 and. $5.29.”

Reader requests

  • One from cj: “Riteaid-Does anyone know how to find out the details to monthly +Up Rewards? I was on myriteaid.com but was unable to find them. I had bought GM cereals and was expecting a $5 reward but the cs operator said it didn’t include Honey Nut Cheerios. i just want to read it for myself. Thanks!”
  • Callie asks: “I am looking for a small gas grill (must be less than 4 feet wide). Does anyone know of any places that have them on clearance? Thanks!”
  • Diane is wondering: “Has anyone gone to this [Menards Crazy Days] sale? Are the Halloween decorations cute? (I’m trying to decide if I want to make the trip for Halloween decorations and the cheap bites!)”

Target

  • Sarah reports: “I went to the Hillside Target on Mannheim today and there were some decent clearance deals to be found. There were lots of 6 packs of Old Spice bar soap with a small bonus body wash attached on clearance for $3.38, but rang up at $2.78 and dropped down to $1.78 with the $2/2 coupon in the latest P&G insert. There was also a ton of Betty Crocker cotton candy cookie mix and frosting tubs for 78 cents each, which would have only been about 37 cents each if I had brought one of the multitude of 75 cents/2 coupons with me.”

Ultra Foods

  • A possible coupon (depending on what is carried/included) from Jennifer: “There is also an $.75/1 MQ on target.com for halloween morsels.”

Walgreens

  • Kari O. comments: “Bought the two [TRESemme]heat protectors for 2/$9 at Walgreen’s. Used two $2.50/1 (one beeped but cashier put it through), paid $4 plus tax and got back 2,000 points ($2). Redeemed both Ibotta offers for $2.75 total. Up $0.75 for a product that I looooove anyway.”

Walmart

  • A deal idea from Diane: “Miracle Whip at WalMart – did a Butera price match buy 2 for 1.49 each, there is a .75 cents off coupon on the top of each jar which bring cost for a 30 oz jar to 75 cents.”

WBShop

  • A caution from noreen: “Beware of WBShop! I was looking for The Waltons for my daughter and found them here cheap. I was set to order from them when I decided to do a search of the company and their reviews. They do not have good reviews!!! Make sure you research before you buy anything from them. “

Whole Foods

  • A question from heidi: “Do you know if these [Brown Cow yogurts] are on sale for .50 at the Whole Foods in Naperville?”

Zaycon

  • Abigayle says: “So glad to se a Saturday pick up near me! I have 1 lb of the ground beef left from a split order about a year ago and I was worried there might not be another event in time. This beef really does have a much better flavor than anything I have ever bought in a store.”
  • From Cari: “Love the beef…..so glad they are doing another one. 40 lbs!!! I do not remember it being that much before. Hmmmm.”

Zaycon Foods — Bacon, Sausage, and now Ground Beef events open

Zaycon Foods just opened Illinois pick-up dates for ground beef in November! Plus, they still have bacon, sausage, and ham events open. I’m trying to decide between ground beef and bacon, since my freezer cannot handle both. Decisions, decisions…

Ground beef

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Yes, I have purchased this myself in the past. Yes, I was indeed annoyed at Zaycon with the way they handled discussion of the LFTB fiasco last year, and still think they handled that poorly, but have been very pleased with the products themselves.They are back in IL with a ground beef sale, and now specifically advertise it as LFTB free! (Yup, them and almost everyone else now, right?!)

BACON, sausage, and ham

*** This is the BEST bacon, seriously.

They have open pickup dates for bacon, sausage, and ham — but not all products available at all locations, so check out the Zaycon site for details.

And….

  • If you’re not in IL, they are running events all across the country, so see what’s by you.

If you’re not familiar with Zaycon Foods,

How much ground beef was that, again?

  • 40 pounds of 93/7 lean ground beef — four 10 lb tubes at $3.49/lb = $136.90. They do charge IL food tax, which brings it to $142.74 after tax.

How much bacon was that, again?

  • 36 lbs of hickory smoked bacon at $3.49/lb = $125.64.
  • 20 lbs of frozen pork sausage links at $2.79/lb = $55.80.
  • 22 lbs of boneless applewood smoked ham at $3.49/lb = $76.78.

Pickup locations and getting together to split this stuff

Hopefully there is a date and time that will work for you. Head over to Zaycon to place your order now.

  • And, please feel free to chat and get together in comments about splitting orders, if these are too large for your family.
  • You can also talk about splitting orders over in the Mashup Mom Coupon Trading Facebook group.

See the Zaycon site for specific pickup locations and times for the bacon, sausage, ham, and ground beef events.