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.


  • 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.”


  • 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


  • 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 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?”


  • 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!”


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


Free with coupons 7/28/14

Here are a few items that are free with coupons right now — no Catalinas, no Register Rewards, just straight up free. In IL, grocery store sales now generally run through Tuesday 7/29 (except for a few stores like Meijer, whose sales change on Thurs.), and drugstore, Target, Walmart sales through Saturday 8/3. So, let’s shop for free!

Did I miss anything? Comment here.

Coupons for free products

  • There is a Free 17 oz. Sparkling Fruit2o up to $1.25 in the 7/13 SS.

Dollar Tree

Finds at Dollar Tree will vary by store!

  • 12 count Fisher Boy fish sticks. Print $1.00/1 here and another $1.00/1 here for free fish sticks.
  • Westsoy soy milk carton, $1.00. Print $1.00/1 here for free non-dairy milk.
  • Philly Swirl frozen treats, $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the 5/18 SS for free frozen treats.
  • Honey Bunches of Oats granola, $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the June AY for free granola.
  • Firefly mouthwash $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the in the 5/4 SS for free mouthwash.
  • Firefly toothbrush, $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the in the 5/4 SS for a free toothbrush.


Unadvertised pricing can vary by store and by region.

  • Right Guard Xtreme Clear deodorant, $3.34. Use $1.50/1 in the 7/13 RP. Stack with $2.00/1 Target printable or mobile coupon (SAVINGS1 to 827438) for free deodorant.
  • Suave Naturals shampoo or conditioner, $.94. Use $1.00/2 in the July AY. Stack with $1.00/2 mobile coupon (PACKITBACK to 827438) for free hair care.
  • Purell, $2.69. Use $1.00/1 Target printable and $2.00/1 manufacturer printable for free sanitizer.
  • EAS protein powder pouches, $1.29. There is a $3.00/1 powder here. You can also print a $1.50/1 any EAS here. These coupons have no size restrictions, so free protein powder.


Unadvertised pricing can vary by store and by region.

Whole Foods

  • Clif Kit’s organic bars are $1.19. There is a $.50/1 Whole Foods coupon in this month’s Whole Deal, which you can stack with the $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon in the latest Mambo Sprouts booklet for free nutrition bars. (Pick this up at places like Fresh Thyme, Fruitful Yield…)
  • Some Clif Mojo bars are regular price $.99. Stack the $.50/1 coupon in this month’s Whole Deal with the $.50 manufacturer coupon in the 6/8 SS to get them free.

Febreze Air Effects + Downy deal at Jewel


Febreze Air Effects is currently on sale for $2.50 at Jewel. Buy two and use the BOGO in the 7/27 PG and $1.00/1 in the 7/6 PG (exp 7/31) to get two for $1.50, or just $.75 a can! There’s also a $.75/1 printable here.

But wait, there’s more!

In Wednesday’s ad there is a buy $25 save $5 instantly P&G sale that includes Febreze, and it looks like this is already triggering the instant savings. The limit on the P&G coupons is four, but you can mix/match Febreze with other participating items to get up to $25.00. Assuming sale prices on other items have already started, you could, for instance, buy:

  • Eight Febreze Air Effects for $20.00.
  • Three 41-51 oz Downy for $11.97.
  • Now you’re at $31.97. Get $5 off instantly = $26.97.
  • Use $5.00/3 Downy from the 7/27 PG = $21.97.
  • Use four BOGO Febreze from the 7/27 PG = $11.97.
  • Use four $1.00/1 Febreze from the 7/6 PG = $7.97 for all 11 products!

You could also buy six Downy for $23.96 + two Febreze for $5.00 = $28.96. Get $5 off instantly = $23.96. Use two $5.00/3 Downy in the 7/27 PG = $13.96. Use BOGO Air Effects from the 7/27 PG = $11.46. Use $1.00/1 Febreze from the 7/6 PG = $10.46 for all seven products.

  • (If Downy is not yet on sale, the $3.99 price is in Wednesday’s ad.)

The 7/6 P&G coupons expire 7/31, so not a lot of time to do the Febreze deals. I’ll be back later with the full list of participating products and coupon matchups, but these are the best deals I see offhand.


Quick make a buck at CVS shopping


I was recycling my expired CVS CRTs and noticed I had a non-expired $2.00/$10.00 oral care coupon from the magic machine. Hmm. See if you have one too — I was driving right past CVS today so popped in and got:

  • 2 Oral-B 2 pack brush heads, $11.98. Used the $2.00/$10.00 oral care coupon and two $3.00/1 from the 7/27 PG.

Paid with $3.00 ECB and $1.97. Got back $6.00 ECB, for a net profit of $1.03.

Carson’s — Extra 30% off Code Plus Free Shipping Today Only!

Carson’s has a few online deals going on right now for you to choose from. Today only, you can save an extra 30% AND get free shipping on any order! See codes below.

  • Everyone gets free shipping on any order today (7/28) only with code FREESHIP
  • Through 7/29, save 30% more on swimwear with code JULYSWIMMER
  • Today only, save an extra 30% on select items with code JULY28SAVES
  • Through 8/2, save an extra 25% on select apparel and an extra 15% on sale priced home store merchandise and luggage with code SASTWD14JLA
  • Save 25% on back to school items with code BTSKIDS2514

This twin comforter is $19.97 on sale. Or pay just $24.97 for full/queen or king sizes. This item is excluded from coupon codes but is nice for the free shipping promo.

These uniform polo shirts in several color choices for kids of all sizes/ages start at $7.84 after JULY28SAVES code.

This open knit sweater is on clearance (no codes apply) for $14.99.