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- Susan C. on the Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour: “This flour makes a great GF pie crust when used in the King Arthur Flour pie crust recipe. My 20yr old son says this flour in the pie crust recipe is a keeper!”
Free with coupons
- Melissa found: “Jewel has icy hot naturals .5oz hanging by the registers in dyer with a regular price of .99cents, so free after coupon. Also, Target has the 3 oz suave in the travel aisle for .97cents, if anyone can’t find this stuff at walmart.” Icy Hot coupon is in the 1/6 RP. Print $1.00/1 for the Suave.
- With the free coupon expiring soon, Jennifer is wondering: “Anyone been able to find the microchangers figures anywhere since the first week when the coupon was out? I have checked all three chains. Only Toys r Us has a spot on the shelf anymore, and of course it’s empty.”
- An place to check from karen: “I found the microchanger figures about a week ago at the walgreens in yorkville. bottom of shelf. they are very small.”
- Jen says: “Found the micro changers at meijer elgin after Christmas”
- If you are looking to use your free Purina ONE BeyOnd cat food coupon, a says: “Marianos has it.”
- A deal from Susan on Facebook: “Meijer is having a 50%OFF sale on Meijer brand vitamins. The Meijer Adult Gummies 150 count (compare to Vitafusion MultiVites) came down to $5.49 ($0.035 per gummy). Also load the Mperks for $1.00 off Meijer Vitamins. The expiration date on the vitamins was 6/2014.”
- Rossana on Facebook asks: “Anyone there having gymbucks that are NOT going to use? I can take them ”
- From Jennifer on Facebook: ” I am going to be doing the Dr. Oz 3 day detox and I’m going around collecting my ingredients. I’m having trouble finding a large container of coconut water (I need 2 L and all I can find are the individual drinks) and coconut oil. I’ve tried Walmart and Target. A friend told me I could find everything at Jewel, but it’s far away and outrageously priced. I’m in NW IN.” I usually buy coconut oil at Meijer and it is very reasonably priced there.
- Jane asks: “has anyone priced the Di-Gel since we do have a new coupon for $3.50 off any liquid. Wondering what the small bottle costs?”
- Cindy says: “To the reader that wanted an alternative to school pics. I go to Portrait innoventions an they usually have a package of a whole bunch for like $14.99..however beware that they will try to get you to spend way more! I usually get the smallest packge. But $65 sounds really high. Ours is usually $35 for an 8×10, a 5×7, 4 2×4(I think that is it), and 8 wallets. Have you asked the school about finding other options?”
- VB suggests: “For photos… i would ask around to see if anyone you know is an amateur photographer. My cousin got herself a Canon SLR camera and has been reading and taking classes to learn how to use her camera. She has used friends and family as subjects and they have come out pretty good and people are using them as family portraits. Personally I hate traditional school pics since they are so staged.”
- From cassie: “The company used by our school offers a photo CD as an option for only $20. It’s kind of hard to see it on the order form and I swear they try to hide it. It has the one or two school pics and a full release so I can have the pictures printed anywhere. I think its listed as my photo adventure CD on our forms.”
- Jen l shares: “I’ve been very happy with portrait innovations or target for photos. target had messed up something with my order, so they shipped me a whole bunch of the photos that I wasn’t even going to order for free-great customer service.”
- An option from Outlander: “For pictures- I have used JCPenney for about 12 years now . I buy their membership for 2 years and photos are about $4 each and there are always some promotions going on too. From school I only buy the basic set for $8 that includes a few pictures and a class photo.”
- Sabrina comments: “Our school portraits are usually done by Lifetouch. On the brochure, they list BIG $$ packages in bold large print. And in microscopic print are the less costly packages. There is an option for about $10-14 that includes a bunch of wallets and 2 5×7. And if I want a different size, I can add another sheet for $10. Per kid I spend about $21. And mainly because I want them to have a class photo which is always included in the cost.”
- An idea from Becky: “For photos: I have 3 kids in school and I never get school pictures. It’s just too expensive! I go to the portrait studios inside Walmart. Usually they have specials that run about $7.99 and you get a great amount of pics. I’ve been very happy with them and the quality is great!”
- Seachicago’s experience: “I also quit buying school photos for my kids (although I’m sorry they don’t get the class photos). We have to pre-pay, and my husband actually got *angry* about how bad the photos were last year! I go to Target about 2x/year for photos. They always have coupons for big portrait packages for $7.99 (no sitting fee, (2) 8×10, (2) 5×7, (4) 3 1/2 x5, 16 wallets: all from same pose) or $3.99 for individual sheets (1 sheet= (1) 8×10, (2) 5×7, etc.). They give you a 10 minute session (no clothing changes), which can include shots of kids in a group + individual shots. You pick up the pics about 10 days later. I have to say, I’ve gotten some really good pictures from Target. They’re posed shots with backdrop, of course, and not the artsy, mod black & whites that are in vogue, but I’m okay with that! And at that price, I can go as often as I want and everyone in the family can have a picture.”
- Some info from juli: “Their is an upcharge on those packages offered thru the school because the school gets a percentage. FYI”
- Jen k’s approach: “I also skip the school portraits. We have a neighbor who is an amateur photographer and very talented, so we traded some wine for pics . Our school also has a parent who is a pro photographer and volunteers his time every year for auction photos. They are 100 times better than school pics, and cost less. We sell pics of kids plus sibs at the auction and they are my favorite photos every year.”
- SoapboxTray says: “I skip the school photos as well. We buy the yearbook (elementary and middle school kids) so we at least get to see the staged photo. My friends sister is a professional photographer and comes to Chicago area once or twice a year and typically will do the shoot at Willow Creek Church in South Barrington outside on their grounds. $50 for a half an hour of as many photos/people as she gets in that time. I then can choose 5 photos from the one she has taken for the $50 and can choose more for $10 (these prices were from this fall). Feel free to email me I can send you a sample of my kiddos. She is awesome. Then I send to Costco or print on my color proofer at the office ”
- A tip from Pam C.: “For school pictures this year, I bought the digital download package for $20. I then sent it to Walgreens and Target when they offered free prints.”
- Matt sends over: “They are offering 25 percent back on your in-store purchase with a coupon good till the 24th. There are some restrictions but there is no limit as to how much you can get back. I got the offer in an e-mail because I am signed up for e-mails from Staples.”
- Sara J found: “just left target the starkist Tuna pouches are on tp for 1.04. 2.6 oz”
- A Nature Valley update from letsshop: “and did another Valley Granola bars around 2pm still OK”
- Letsshop emails: “Read on Jill Snapple is on sale at Walmart with a rebate hanging on bottles ! making it free “
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