Reader deals 4/30/14

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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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  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Carol S-T shares her experience: “I received my prime pantry today – packaged well like all my Amazon orders. I liked that there were two inner boxes, which allowed me to get the items downstairs to my “stash” without several trips up and down the stairs. All of the “best by” dates were 2015 or 2016. I am pleased with the entire transaction and will probably order again, based on what is available.”


  • From feelgood: “Berkot’s (My Centrella store) has Fiora $2.00/2 MQ’s in their upcoming weekly ad, and they don’t expire until 5/21/14! …. You may want to alert your readers to check their Centrella ads to see if these coupons are in their ad, for upcoming Fiora sales.”

Big Lots

  • On the Rachael Ray dinnerware, Robin says: “The Wood Dale Big Lots had some apple green and orange dinner plates, blue salad plates, and some red and green apple bowls, but most had flaws. Big Lots in Streamwood had apple green dinner plates and blue bowls. I did not find any of the coffee mugs at either store. Just a heads up for anyone else who was looking : )”


  • Ashley says: “Nutella is $1.99 so $0.99 with the hangtags that have been spotted throughout the area”

Dollar Tree

  • Maria posts on Facebook: “Free lipstick at Dollar tree in Villa Park, in Roosevelt. Used a $1/1 coupon of Maybelline New York line.”
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Home Depot

  • Barbara got plant food: “Just bought it at the Elk Grove Home Depot. They have two sizes but they are in different places in the garden department.”


  • Laura found a coupon: “Digiorno also posted a $1 off 1 pizza coupon today on their Facebook page. It’s a bricks coupon.”


  • Charlotte reports: “Bolingbrook and Plainfield stores are out of the Klip Klop stables. I grabbed the last one at the store by IKEA. I’m such a shelfclearer. Anyway, they also have Mike the Knight playset at half price. Not marked in the store I was in. Plus $3 off, got it for pennies. I also got a Transformer Beam Box for $5 after price drop to $25 and $20 mPerk discount.
  • Toy deal options from Ashley: “Make sure you clip the $5/$25 in toys if you have it as a reward. Transformers Beam Box $25 -$20/1 mperk (it has reset so if you did before you can do again) = $5 Mike the Knight Magic Sword $4.99 – $3/1 mperk = $1.99 Mike the Knight Dragon Set $8.74 – $3/1 mperk = $5.74 Mike the Knight Playset $4.74 – $3/1 mperk = $1.74 Mike the Knight Characters $3.49 – $3/1 mperk = $0.49 Mike the Knight Talking Doll $9.99 – $3/1 mperk = $6.99 Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable $25 – $20/1 mperk = $5 Bloomingdale is only store in area with stock, but just a heads up, they don’t want to honor the mperks for some of the items because it makes it 90% off, and they are strictly limiting one per person. Other stores will get more tonight with the trucks and are happy to sell them :)”
  • Amanda reports: “Bloomingdale is out.”
  • Outlander adds: “Bloomingdale Meijer doesn’t have the Stable. But most of that Mike the Knight stuff is either 50% or 75% off. I got that big castle play set for $5 after 75% and $3 Q. And the sword too, like above.”
  • Another deal from Ashley: “Cheap shaving cream today, or free tomorrow (ends 5/3) with mperks
  • Outlander also found: “Meijer in Bloomingdale has loads of eggs (1 dozen) for 50 cents. I just bought 11! Sell by date is like 5/17, but you can use eggs even a month or more past that date.”

Reader requests

  • One from kirsten: “Any deals out right now for washing machines?”
  • Claudia emails: “I am looking for a deal on (cat) carriers, will need three, any ideas? Also, need a good moisturizer, face and body, (allergen free!) don’t know what brands to look for, need help!”


  • Marsha shares: “For Chicago readers: Just went to the Staples at 75th and Stony Island to get my free markers (don’t forget you can get one on each SKU!) and paper, and discovered that Staples is closing all of its South Side stores (possibly except for the one at 95th St). The one on 75th closes on May 17th. All food in the store is 50% off, and it can be paired with the 25% off on one breakroom item printable. (I got the massive party-size bag of M&Ms for about $2.00.) They also have deals on some of the furniture (50% off) and on sone printers (40% off). The cashier said that the other southside stores have some fo the same deals going, or will when it gets close to their closing.”
  • And liz adds: “on 45 and pulaski k cups 16 count was .70”


  • Susan shares: “Came across this deal on Totally Target. Although the cheese snacks weren’t tagged as on sale, they did scan at $3.29. After discounts, $2.65 for a 24-pack of individually wrapped cheese sticks!”
  • Cari reports: “I found orbit on clearance for $0.48 each”


  • LauraL comments: “I just wanted to remind everyone that Nicor has a heating assistance program for some middle class families. Through May 9, they are giving a $300 credit for families who make between 150% and 200% of the Federal poverty levels. For a family of four that’s between $30,000 and $40,000 a year. (They look at the last 30 days income) Here’s the


  • Kitty sends over her take on the allergy rebate: “I have checked at quite a few stores, and so far the best deal I have found is at Walmart.  The 24 Benadryl Allergy tablets are $4.44 and they have the 85 ct (that used to be 100 ct.) Kleenex for 97c.  So spend $6.85 ($4.44+$4.44+97c-$3/2 coupon) and get back $20 Visa card from rebate, so $12.66 moneymaker after the 49c stamp.”

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  1. Nikki says

    To Ashley on the free shaving cream at Meijer tomorrow-

    How is it free tomorrow? You have it listed as 2 for $0.29 on your site.

    • says

      When I originally wrote the comment I was thinking $1.29+$0.65- two $1/1 but then realized it would only take off $1 and $0.65 (up to price of item), so a better deal with today’s prices then tomorrows

  2. Outlander says

    I know it’s late, but just in case someone is still going to Meijer tonight.
    It seems like all the Gillette Pro Glide razors are on clearance and depending on the kind either $5.50 (regular), $6.59 (silver power) or $8.79 (reg. power). In 3/30 PG there is $4/1, but it expires today.
    I bought 3 $5.50 ones and 1 $6.59 one. Used 4 $4/1 Qs. When I paid $7.09 +tax I also got $5 cat back from PG! So all 4 for $2.09! And it was part of my Health care Mperks, so I should get $6 more back!
    Bloomingdale Meijer was out of $5.50 ones (I bought the last 3), but had quite a few of the others still. They are not all tagged, so scan them.

  3. Charlotte says

    On the washing machines, check with Abt. They will price match a lot of competitors and have free Chicagoland delivery.

  4. Sara says

    Stopped by dollar tree today in Plainfield–a few items to note”
    -they again had the 155 oz boxes of post Honey Bunches of Oats
    -They had Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese with bacon.
    -They had Pop Tarts Gone Nutty peanut butter flavored–there are coupons out there for.40 cents off these from a recent circular.

  5. theresa says

    on washing machine try sears appliance stores for reduced ones due to small dents, clearance models or whatever. Worth a look.

  6. bunny says

    The face cream I use is Nivea soft (white container/tub) very gentle and not sticky. For body I use Vaseline brand ultra healing/ intensive repair no scent (tall white container with pump) . I recently got a rash from the Almay lip gloss I got free with coupon last month– just be careful if you are sensitive. (pretty colors though)

  7. Kari O. says

    I found 50% off clearance bags of frozen market pantry chicken at Target today and discovered they qualified for the $1/1 mobile coupon from texting RECIPE to Target (827438). After coupon I paid $1.88-$2.24 per 20 oz bag which is awesome.

    I also did the string cheese deal that Susan shared! Plus I found discounted Old El Paso meals ( )! It was a good trip and worth the drive since I found these items in Lake Zurich.

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