Reader deals, 1/25/10

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Here are the deals you have shared over the past 24 hours! Share deals any time with other Mashup Mom readers by emailing me, commenting on the blog, or posting on the Facebook Wall.

I’ve also added a new “reader deals” category for these posts. You can see them here (starting with today’s) or by clicking “reader deals” under categories on the right. (If you are reading this in email, you’d need to click through to the website to see the categories.)


  • Barbara comments on Facebook: “Free Book from Read It Forward (limited time offer): Walking to Gatlinburg, Secrets of Eden or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” These ones are limited quantities — I’ve requested stuff from Read it Forward before but never received any of the books. Have any of you?

Ground turkey tip

  • You guys sent a lot of good recipes, thanks! And Jennifer emailed with a tip that I’m going to try: “you can use your ground turkey in any beef recipe….just add one cup of beef broth to it and it will even taste like beef!” dh won’t eat ground turkey because he says it’s too strong, though the kids and I like it, so this is definitely worth a go. Again, ground Butterball is cheap at Jewel and Ultra this week: 1lb is BOGO at Jewel at $4.99 (use two $.75/1 from the preferred card update booklet or printable) and it’s 2/$5.00 at Ultra (use the same printable). That’s $1.75/lb for lean ground turkey, which is great.


  • Erin has a great tip on getting cheap rotisserie chicken: “After reading about your enchiladas and chicken soup, I had to post one of my favorite Jewel tips.  In the deli department, they sell cold chickens for $2.99 (aka rotisserie chickens from the previous day).  There are usually several when I shop in the morning, but they go fast.  If there is a chicken available, I usually always purchase it for chicken enchiladas or chicken tortilla soup.  For soup, I simmer the whole roasted chicken–it makes a great stock–especially the herb flavored chicken.  If I already have dinner plans, I simply put the whole rotissiere chicken in a gallon ziploc bag and stuff it in the freezer for later in the week.” I actually saw these at VP today and they were marked down to $2.30 — my freezer is full of things like pierogies and pot roast right now, but definitely keeping this one in mind for the future.
  • Kortney found another clearance deal at her store: “At my Jewel (Lee st in Des Plaines) Nonnis Soft baked Tusconi’s are on clearance for 1.00. I think normally these are 3.99.  These things are really yummy and SO worth 1.00!!”
  • Allison found a good deal on new Keebler Wheatables nut crisps: “In the meat/deli/produce area at Jewel they had cardboard display stands for a new product by Keebler called Wheatables Nut Crisps.  They are on sale with your preferred card for $1.88 and the display stand had a tearpad coupon for $1.50 off one box.  So 38cents a box after the sale and coupon – not a bad price if you didn’t stock up on all the Nabisco cracker deals lately or just want to try this product!  They come in two flavors – Roasted Almond and Toasted Pecan.” I didn’t see these at VP this morning but will definitely be on the lookout.
  • Melissa N has two deals: “Jollytime [popcorn] is still $1 and there are coupons in 1/10 SS (mine was for .50c/1, but there’s also $1/2).  And there’s still a cat deal there on the Ice Mountain water wyb .5 L 24-packs, wyb 2, get $2; wyb 3, get $3 and wyb 4, get $5. It expires on 2/7/10.” If you buy the Jolly Time, send in 3 UPCs for a free reusable grocery bag. Apparently some cartons also have a coupon for a free game of bowling.


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  • Cheri found a great Gatorade clearance deal at her Walgreens that goes very nicely with the Pepsi RR deal this week (buy $20 worth of participating products, get $10 RR). “I went to my local Walgreens to do the Pepsi/Tostitos/Gatorade deal. They had a big display set up but I there was no G2 there (which is what I really wanted because of the lower sugar and I had coupons) so I went to the cooler to see if they had any there. They did and it was included in the deal —- but I noticed that they had two flavors of Gatorade Focus (the Tiger Woods brand) on clearance for 50 cents each. (Go figure, Tiger’s been clearanced.) It just so happened that we were in charge of the snack and drink for indoor soccer this week so I bought 20. I added 2 bags of Tostitos and 2 jars of salsa for a total of $20 and got a $10 RR. So if your readers can find the Focus Gatorade on clearance they can maximize the number of gatorades they take home. Conversely, they might want to be aware of it in case that’s one of the bottles they grab and it throws their $20 total off.” So, be sure to take a look for the Tiger Woods ones at your store to see if they’re clearanced.

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  1. Melissa N says

    Christy, can I just say THANK YOU for posting info about the meijer mealbox coupon generator on This will make life shopping at Meijer SO MUCH EASIER!!! And I’m campaigning for you Rachel to get a Meijer near you! Meijer can be fun!

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