Reader deals 1/25/14

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

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  • Information on the Tribune’s inserts, from coupon cutie: “they will no longer be in plastic bag, cost cutting measure. Should be interesting to say the least!”


Food 4 Less

  • Ashley says: “Our Ragu coupon is $0.75/2 making them $0.66 each Heinz Gravy is also part of the instant. It is $0.79 Many have $1/3 peelies on the inside of the label. Pay just $0.46 each and get back: $1 catalina when you buy one $1.50 catalina when you buy three for a small mm”


Home Depot

  • A tip from Steve F.: “Our Home Depot accepts Harbor Freight Q’s on tools….after I informed them that they take competitor coupons! ;)”


  • Maureen shares: “Post Great Grains Cereal on sale this week, too, I love it, but so expensive. Felt good to use my 2 buy two Post get free milk Qs and get Oberweis half gallons for free.”
  • Ashley found: “Jewel has these new tiny tide bottles for $1.49 so free with $3/2 coupon, they don’t say trial or travel and are stocked in regular aisle.”


  • Something to look for from aimee: “i rec’d a coupon in the mail for a $25 gift card with a new or transferred rx, expiring 1/31.  i think there was a sign in the store about it too, so an actual coupon might not be necessary.”


  • From Kristina: “Meijer on Rt 59 in Aurora has their 1.75 (?) qt Purple Cow ice cream – limited edition pumpkin pie flavor marked down to just 99 cents. They had more than a dozen left. I only bought one which is good because it’s surprisingly delicious.”


  • Don posts on Facebook: “Sooooooo with the double dip at Menards tomorrow – 14% instant and 11% M I R , who is buying what? I need some fresh ideas…..”
  • Debbie comments: “I also learned the hard way with the 11% running for 3 weeks straight at the beginning of the month each week had a different rebate number and a different postmark deadline to mail them in. This next week’s 11% will definitely have a different number and postmark deadline also.”


  • Monika shares: “Yes, Chicago is the only store. Rent was too high.”


  • Julie reports: “I did this [DiGiorno deal] tonight and the b2g1 coupon scanned in for 6.01!!!  Even better of a deal!”
  • From liz: “if you are holding onto the $1.00 bic coupons like I have since I cant find any bic for a tomorrows paper there is a one page flyer from target that has a target $1 coupon for bic which hopefully will make for free bic”

Ultra Foods

  • A heads up from Mary Ann: “The Nature Valley cat deal is not rolling in Prospect Hts. I’ve done 6 transactions so far and needed CS intervention every time.”


  • Francesca says: “I have to say I tried Vonage a few years ago and it was a huge mistake. Dropped calls constantly. And when I called to cancel they told me I had to pay for the caller id receiver and it wasn’t rented equipment so they billed me for that. It was not worth the $ saved.”
  • But Outlander had a better experience: “I love Vonage and have had it for years now. I used to pay more than $200 a month for my phone bill because of the international calls, but with Vonage it’s $25 + taxes/ month! Yes, there are occasionally not the best quality calls, but altogether it’s great. And every time I called about anything, they have the best customer service. Those guys helped me when I had trouble with other devices too, like the router or int. modem (where the other guys wanted money).”


  • A deal from Emily for anyone still going out tonight: “There is a 1.00 off 2 Dial Soap in tomorrows paper and at Walgreens the hand soap and bar soap are b1g1 free (today’s the last day). They price is around 1.89-2.29 for 2 minus the 1.00 coupon”

Whole Foods

  • A deal from Valentina S.: “Organic Valley sour cream 16 oz is on sale for $2.69 at Whole Foods through 1/28/14. I used 2 $1/1 store and 2 $0.75/1 MQ (came in e-mail a week after signing up on OV web site). Got 10 cents back for bringing own bag. Total OOP $1.87 with tax for 2 16 oz containers. Great price for organic sour cream!”

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  1. liz says

    in the redplum insert there is an ad for tums refresher and says buy 2 get a $5.00 giftcard…I don’t think these can be more than $4.00 each…there is a $1.50 coupon in the insert..use there is a 15% cartwheel giftcard making for free tums?

  2. Sandi says

    We have had Vonage for years and LOVE it. The calls only drop when there is a problem with your interent speed. If you have reliable interene you have reliable phone. Plus you can have your phone calls forwarded to any phone (cell or land) if you are away and you get a free virtual extension that allows you to call world wide from one other phone (cell or land line). The $25 + taxes does come to $38/month but a great deal for us. I also have found that their customer service was amazing.

  3. Anne says

    I’ve had Vonage for about two years now and it’s been great. I am on the U.S. 400 min. plan, which runs about $20/mo, including taxes (additional minutes $0.05). I only have issues when the cable/internet goes down, which is not Vonage’s fault. Call quality is good. I was also able to get rid of the rented cable modem & buy my own, which also saves about $12/mo. after the payback period on the purchased modem. Over the long run, Ooma will save you more money, but at the time I switched, I didn’t have a good reference for it (Rachel is a fan now :-)), and am satisfied with Vonage.

  4. Jane says

    Has anyone else found the tiny Tide bottles at their Jewel? I don’t want to run out in a blizzard if it is just at a few selected stores. The only thing I need at Jewel this week is the Kens…..but this would be a nice perk. Plus the cat may get some cat grass to boot!

  5. liz says

    Tums. 60 ct did not trigger a gift card but I did bring the ad in which showed the picture of 60 ct and the other tum products and they took the money off my bill no problem….they also had Bic pens 1.39 for free target!

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