Chicago ALDI deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/14

Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 4/23/14.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; this ad is from the western suburbs of Chicago.
  • These ALDI deals come from both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad.
  • To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons.

Produce deals

  • 8 oz mushrooms, $.79.
  • Multi-colored peppers, $1.99 a three pack.
  • Cucumbers, $.29 each. Through Wed., get $.25 back on cucumbers from Checkout 51, so if you go Wed., get one for net $.04 after cash back.
  • 16 oz baby carrots, $.49.
  • Grape tomatoes, $.99 a pint.
  • Artisan lettuce, $1.49 per 14 oz pkg.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals! ***

Super quick ALDI trip

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Given last week’s Target madness, I figure this week will feature shopping calmly for a little produce and maybe milk later, unless something unexpectedly wondrous appears in the grocery ads. Today I needed avocados, so paid $5.34 at ALDI for three avocados, a 24 oz bag of fingerling potatoes, and a pound of Campari tomatoes.

Are you guys looking forward to a slower week, too? lol

ALDI deals week of 4/16/14 – 4/22/14

Here are your ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 4/16/14. ALDI will be closed on Easter Sunday 4/20.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; this ad is from the western suburbs of Chicago.
  • These ALDI deals come from both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad.
  • To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons.

Produce deals

  • 16 oz cocktail tomatoes, $.79.
  • Sweet potatoes, $.39 each.
  • Asparagus, $1.69 per 16 oz pkg.
  • Mangoes, $.49 each.
  • Strawberries, $1.29 per 16 oz pkg.
  • Pineapple, $1.29 each.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals!

ALDI deals week of 4/9/14 – 4/15/14

Here are your ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 4/9/14.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; this ad is from the western suburbs of Chicago.
  • These ALDI deals come from both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad.
  • To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons.

Produce deals

  • Celery, $.69.
  • 1 lb mini sweet peppers, $.99.
  • 16 oz broccoli, $1.19.
  • Strawberries, $1.29.
  • Cantaloupe, $1.19 each.
  • 2 lb red grapes, $1.98.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals!

Went to Pete’s, went to ALDI…

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Thought I’d go use some more Udi’s coupons a friend kindly printed for me, so popped over to ALDI and Pete’s Market this morning. Spent $32.32 on the above and will get my whopping $.25 back from Checkout 51 for apples. :)

At Pete’s:

4 Udi’s pizza crust, $14.36. Used four $1.50/1 printables.
2 Udi’s bread, $7.18. Used two $1.50/1 printables.
Mini sweet peppers, $1.68. (Hmm, the sign said $1.48, but OK.)
Cauliflower… um, I just noticed that this rang up at $.02. lol — that’s not right! It was supposed to be $.49/lb.
Crimini mushrooms, $2.56.
Red apples, $1.64. Will get $.25 back from Checkout 51.
Sourdough bread, $3.29.
“Meat ends” from the deli, $3.14.

Got $.05 off for bringing my own bags and paid $25.41.

At ALDI:

Corn tortillas, $.35.
Flour tortillas, $.89.
Tortilla chips, $1.19.
2 pack strawberries, $2.38.
2 avocados, $1.98.

Paid $6.91. That’s $32.32 for the lot, minus $.25 back for apples = net $32.07. (About $12.50 of that was Udi’s, but now he’s stocked up!)

ALDI deals week of 4/2/14 – 4/8/14

Here are your ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 4/2/14.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; this ad is from the western suburbs of Chicago.
  • These ALDI deals come from both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad.
  • To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons.

Produce deals

  • Cantaloupe, $1.19 each.
  • 16 oz strawberries, $1.19.
  • Pineapple, $1.29 each.
  • Mangoes, $.49 each.
  • Anjou pears 2 lb bag, $1.49.
  • Bananas, $.44/lb.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals!

Totally worth $31 shopping

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I’ve been out and about all day, but had to drive a kid to Glen Ellyn — so decided to stop at Ultra and ALDI on the way there, and swing by Whole Foods on the way back. OK, Whole Foods is not technically anywhere near “on the way back” — but by the time I’m in Glen Ellyn I’m halfway there, lol.

Ultra Foods

The Planters Natural peanut butter is included in the 3/$5.00 sale this week! It’s not usually, so that was a nice surprise.

8 jars Planters peanut butter, $13.34. Used four $1.00/2 coupons: $1.00/2 printable here, or $1.00/2 in the 1/26 SS.
Asparagus, $1.08.
2 Stonyfield yogurt cups, $.96. Used $1.00/2 Facebook printable.
Eggs, $1.38.
8 lb potatoes, $1.98.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag and paid $14.26.

ALDI

Strawberries, $1.49.
Flour tortillas, $.89.
Corn tortillas, $.35.
Cucumber, $.29.

Paid $3.07.

Whole Foods

Organic Alexia fries, $2.69. Used $1.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal (or printable here).
12 Luna bars, $10.69 after case discount. Used four $1.50/3 from this month’s Whole Deal.
2 Enjoy Life chocolate chips, $7.39. Used $1.50/2 from this month’s Whole Deal and two $.55/1 printables.
Beyond Meat crumbles, $5.69. Used FREE coupon from earlier promo (no longer available). Will get back $1.00 from Ibotta.
Rice Dream nondairy ice cream treats, $4.39. Used $2.00/1 Facebook printable + $1.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal.
12 So Delicious yogurt cups, $18.25 after case discount. (They were nice enough to give me this even though I had some regular and some Greek — since they were the same price.) Used twelve $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons (in the regional 1/5 SS or $1.00/1 printables here) and four $1.00/3 from the Jan/Feb Whole Deal (expires today). Will get back $1.00 from Ibotta — it just keeps showing up even though I’ve already redeemed it!

Paid $15.90. Will get back $2.00 from Ibotta for Beyond Meat and So Delicious for a net cost of $13.90. So for today: I spent $33.23, with a net cost of $31.23.

Reader deals 3/26/14

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Aldi

  • A find from kitty: “The Aldi in Niles has the fresh Green Giant veggies in bags. I got the 8 oz sugar snap peas for $1.99, the same ones they have at Jewel for $2.99.”
  • One from kim: “The Aldi in Northlake has milk for $2.09. Other stores have gone up to $2.39.”

Beauty tips

  • On haircolor, from Samantha: “A hairdresser friend of mine said to leave it on at least 45 minutes, regardless of what the box says.”

Coupons

Food 4 Less

  • Ashley shares: “heres a few others for anyone planning on going: Food4Less has blinkies for $1/1 GoGurt making them $0.49 each and $0.55/1 Pillsbury Grands making them $0.44 each They are participating in a catalina offer through 3/30 for Kraft Singles, buy two get $2 onyo making them net $0.99 each Brut Classic products are $1 each, making them free with the 3/16 inserts $1/1 coupon Pringles are $0.99 so $0.74 after the $1/4 coupon”
  • She clarifies the Kraft Catalina: “The one for Food4Less and Kroger is $2 when you buy two. But to get Catalina’s there you must use their loyalty card which is free at the service desk”
  • Lori points out: “and at Food 4 Less, Buy 6 save $ 3 Kraft shredded or chunk cheese $ 1.49 and the Maxwell House coffee is $ 4.99″

Groupon

  • A Santa’s Village heads up from Samantha: “This expires May 28th! The park is only open weekends in May. I did not see any Fridays listed as in the past so you can only use the groupon for a few weekends.”
  • Meg says: “Yep, I was going to buy this until I noticed it’s really only valid May 11, 17,18,24, and 25. Hopefully later this spring they’ll do a less restrictive offer.”

Jewel

  • Matt noticed: “It’s an opportunity for some cheap pudding. 20 puddings (5 packs of 4 ct) for $6.45 at Jewel. That’s $.32 per pudding. Much better than paying $.57 per pudding with the regular price. $1 off 2 coupons would make it even better.”
  • Cari’s deal: “For the spend $15 get $5 instant I did 2 Dove mens shampoo, 2 Degree motion and 1 Axe Spray $17.50-$5 instant-2 $2.50/1 Dove Mens, 2-$1.50/1 Degree and 1-$1/1 Axe =$3.50″
  • Ashley says the $2 Kraft Catalina for singles is running at Jewel: “Both are running, so you could earn $4 back if you buy bread and produce too” SoapboxTray also commented she bought three and got it.

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray shares: “Couple other Mariano’s deals: Triscuits are $2.49 so 49¢ after IP and DD. 16 slices of Kraft Cheese are $2.50 if you have the IPs that were out a few weeks ago for 75¢ off $1.00 on DD. Pop Secret $2.99 for 3 bags (not sure if a great deal but we need pop corn on spring break!) $1.00 off IP so 99¢ on DD. Organic Gallon of Roundy’s milk $4.99. I also tried the Florida Natural Citrus Smoothie, I think it was 2.99 and I had $1.00 off IP and it is on Savings Star for $1.00 expires today! Happy Shopping!”

Menards

  • Something letsshop spotted: “Not sure all Menards have Hormel pork on sale 24oz. size are on sale $3.99 in their floor freezer  minus 11% and $1 coupon comes $2.56 bought 10 . also got 2  $1 on line. plus  the ones in 2/9 ss I think”

Reader requests

  • Jane asks: “Does anyone know how the Oscar Mayer Deli-Fresh compare to the 1 pound “shaved” lunchmeat in the big yellow box? I think it may be new and they have it on sale this week at Kroger for $1.99. (it’s a pound!) So less than 1/2 price….will buy it if it is any good. It looks similar to the Deli fresh thru the package?”
  • Becky responds: “That shaved lunchmeat is NASTY. Tastes NOTHING like the deli fresh. I’d skip it if i were you. If you do try it I’d buy only one package. Just FYI.”

Resale

  • Sent over by letsshop: “I find lots of garden items here  cheap ! ‘In honor of the one year anniversaries of our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers in Downers Grove, IL, Lombard, IL, and Milwaukee – Bay View, WI, we’re inviting all customers to shop Goodwill and save 20% on their entire purchase on March 29th and 30th! No coupon is necessary for this promotion. Discount will be applied at the time of sale.’”

Target

  • From erin: “when you text HAIRCARE to 827-438 get a coupon that reads” $5 gift card when you spend $15 on haircare”. this is in addition to the one you posted. Can we do both in the same transaction?” I don’t think you can use them both on $15 worth, but there may be a way. Anyone try it?
  • A Cartwheel tip from ElizabethF: “One more AMAZING tip… if you are using the Cartwheel App in the Target store, there is an option to “scan” in addition to searching. With “scan” you can scan the barcodes on the items already in your cart and see if there are any Cartwheel deals for them. I use a shopping list and scan everything in the cart before checking out. On a downside, Target normally will adjust the price of an item you bought if it goes on sale the following week. If you use Cartwheel the first week and it is still available the next week, you are out-of-luck on the adjustment. For example, buy a pair of leggings for $6 and use 10% off with Cartwheel. The same leggings go on sale for $5 the following week and the Cartwheel offer is still available. Target will only credit you the $0.40 difference between week one ($6 – 10% = $5.40) and week two even thought the Cartwheel offer would have reduced the week two price further. A small risk in this case, but imagine if you bought the media center in this week’s ad!”
  • And Samantha says: “Two things, you actually earn ‘badges” as you use Cartwheel. Once you earn a “badge” you get another spot. I currently can have 20. Also, dummy me forgot to give my phone tonight for them to scan. Can I take it back with my receipt?”
  • VB comments: “My friend just told me to update my cartwheel app because you can scan the bar codes and the app will tell you if there are any corresponding cartwheel coupons. So before I checked out Today I scanned each item to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and it was so much quicker!”
  • She adds: “Also sometimes the cartwheel coupons do hit a limit like we saw during Christmas. So if there is something that you want and could be popular you are better off adding it when you can.”
  • Eun’s tip: “There’s another way of redeeming offers, without going into the app or printing out the barcode: Go to your phone’s widgets, click on the cartwheel icon and the barcode for your account will appear that you can place on one of your phone’s pages.”
  • Helen’s approach: “I finally figured out on my iPhone that if I add both the mobile q and the cartwheel to my ‘passbook’ then both barcodes are there without delay instead of switching between apps.”
  • From barbara: “After store coupon, mfr coupon, cartwheel, add additiinal saving and sign up for a target debit card. I opened a checking account when I got a coupon to get 80.00 back if I did at least 12 ACH transactions in 90 days. It has a min balance of 100 so when is spend I transfer funds from my old bank to the separate one. So security with target is not going to hit me for too much. The debit card is an additional5% off total purchase and done after all discounts and coupons.”

Ultra Foods

  • A report from susie on the Kraft Catalina: “i have seen signs up in the bread isle at the ultra foods in crestwood. hth” Kraft Singles, 12 oz or Larger (2/21/14 – 3/30/14). Buy 2 Kraft Singles, 1 produce item and 1 loaf of bread & get a $2 Catalina.
  • Ashley adds: “It is working at all the Centrella supplied stores, tagged and printing” Except the Centrella stores that don’t have Catalina.
  • A find from susie: “I seen this posted on Jill Cataldo’s website, it can make for some cheap Post cereal if it’s also running at Ultra: Post Pebbles Cereal and Treats 6oz or larger 3/24/14 – 4/20/14 Buy 3 and get a $2 Catalina, Buy 4 and get a $3 Catalina, Buy 5 or more and get a $4 Catalina, Alerts from: Kroger, Safeway, Price Chopper”

Reader deals 3/25/14

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Aldi

  • Silvia says: “I just picked up a laminator kit for $19.99 in the aurora aldi so if your like me looking for a laminator that is cheap for small things, I think this one works out fine. The return policy is 60 days so that is pretty good if you decide you don’t like it and decide to get your money back!”

Amazon

Coupons

  • A tip from Kristy: “Use the code on the bottom of your Driscoll’s berry container to complete surveys on their website and get coupons! You have to join their Club/Advisory panel.”
  • Tiki posts on Facebook: “Just got my Bath and Body Works coupon for the free soap. Watch your emails!”

Meijer

  • From Ashley: “Lysol Products $1.49 after instant savings Use $2/2 wags manufacturer couoon Use two $0.50/1 TQ printables = two free!” Note that some Meijers also limit Target coupons to one per transaction. The $2.00/2 is from the cold & flu booklet if anyone found it at Wags.
  • Ashley adds: “And the memo they received from corporate is to allow four per transaction.”

Online deals

  • A warning from Janell on the eBay shorts: “The other colors were $29.99.”
  • Amy noticed that as well: “Watch this one, the prices change as you choose a different color or size, from $8.47 to $29.99. Sneaky.”

Reader requests

  • One from letsshop: “When I printed it with my laser the whole page got printed ,what a waste of ink ! anyone know how to prevent this ? I read something about putting 1/2 piece f paper in tray to eliminate this from happening (:” I keep my paper scraps and choose a size to use based on what I am printing. Just be sure to know how it will print since they occasionally print on the bottom!
  • Jen is wondering: “I have a question for the group! What kind of sales does Walmart do on baby gear? We need a crib and I want a specific one from Walmart. Frankly, though, I never shop there or pay attention to their sales/deals. I know Target sometimes does sales like “20% off all X brand gear” or something. Does Walmart do similar sales? Or maybe they always do a baby sale at a certain time of the year, etc? Should I hold off on purchasing it (baby is due in month and we have bassinet for first couple months), or does it not matter so I should just buy it now and be done? Thanks!”

Restaurants

  • From John W.: “Today only (March 25) A la Card is half price. It’s normally $30, today is $15 with code SPRING2014 ($19.34 after tax and shipping are added, alas). You get 51 cards that are coupons good for $10 off a $25 purchase or more at various Chicago restaurant. The big advantage with A La Card is these are actually good restaurants (Big Jones, Hot Chocolate, Smoque, Spacca Napoli, etc.) where you can’t get coupons anywhere else. Also today only, Lou Malnati’s is offering $3 off a large deep dish pizza or extra-large thin crust pizza on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Mention this offer when placing your order and show it to the cashier or delivery driver to redeem. Valid only on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 for dine-in, delivery, or carryout. Limit of 5 pizzas. Coupon is here

Target

  • Debbie found: “I was at Target today (March 24th) and they still had the goldfish and ziplock deal going. My ziplock snack and sandwich bags were $1.83 each.”
  • She also reports: “At Target, I bought the Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon. It was on a price cut of $2.59 and not the sale price of $3 as advertised. So I used the $1 manuf. Q and the $1 Target Q and paid only $.59!”
  • Nikki points out: “For the strawberries – there is also a 5% off on Cartwheel for fresh berries.”
  • Something to check for from Amy: “Checkout 51 has a $.50 cash back offer for the foil for an even better deal!” Not everyone will have this, but worth checking!
  • Samantha noticed: “There is a Target printable on their site for $.75 off Garnier hair care.”

ALDI deals week of 3/26/14 – 4/1/14

Here are your ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 3/26/14.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; this ad is from the western suburbs of Chicago.
  • These ALDI deals come from both the weekly mailed ad and the weekly in-store preview ad.
  • To see your own weekly ads, check on the ALDI site here each Wednesday.
  • ALDI does not take manufacturer coupons.

Produce deals

  • Organic baby carrots 1 lb, $1.19.
  • Organic SimplyNature spring mix or baby spinach, $2.19 per 5 oz pkg.
  • Tomatoes on the vine 16 oz, $.99.
  • 16 oz asparagus, $1.49.
  • 3 pack multicolored peppers, $1.99.
  • 8 oz mushrooms, $.69.
  • Cucumbers, $.29 each.
  • Red onions, $.99 per 2 lb bag.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s ALDI deals!