Underground like a wild potato…

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So you know how ALDI had 5 lbs baking potatoes for a buck in this week’s ad? They really mean it: One bag held just four giant mutant potatoes. I’m baking one up for lunch right now, and the other half may be dinner, too!

ALDI deals week of 2/25/15 – 3/3/15

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 2/15/15 – 3/3/15.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; these deals are from the Chicago ALDI ads.
  • I’m using 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. ALDI does not take credit cards, only cash or debit.
  • Bring a quarter to “rent” a shopping cart, and you get it back when you return the cart. Bring your own reusable bags; ALDI does not provide free bags.

Produce deals

  • 16 oz baby cut carrots, $.49.
  • Pint grape tomatoes, $.99.
  • 5 lb bag baking potatoes, $.99.
  • 4 lb navel oranges, $1.69.
  • 2 lb red grapes, $2.38.
  • 1 lb lemons, $.99.

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

Reader deals 2/21/15

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Here are the deals, heads up, and requests you shared over the last 24 hours — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment below, or on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Mashup Mom Facebook page.

*** If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Reader deals 2/21/15

ALDI

  • More ALDI clearance to look for from Debi: “Goat cheese reg. 3.99 for 1.50 you can freeze these too

Cut the cord

  • On the SlingTV + Amazon fireTV deal, Amanda comments: “We signed up for it and got the fire TV stick on Friday. So far so good? We sprung for the extra Disney pkg, so my kids watched Disney jr for the first time in a year. :)”

Freebies

Jewel

  • Shandelle found: “The new fully cooked Johnsonville breakfast sausages (regular and turkey) are on sale 2/$7 at Jewel and they are a bonus Monopoly ticket item. Earn a $1 in Jingit for scanning the barcode. Earn another $2 when you buy one! Making a pack $.50 and I’m sure there are coupons out there. Didn’t have any with me but will return with one for Jewel to post redeem.” $1.00/1 in the 2/8 SS.

Meijer

  • Heads up on the Buy eight instant savings deal — watch to make sure your discount comes off properly. From your comments, at least one of the Capri Sun flavors may not be triggering the instant.
  • And check your mPerks for personalized coupons. Valentina S., for instance, received: “More good for me coupons: mperks MQ: $2.00 off 2 Land O Lakes Unsalted Half Stick Butter Quarters. Exp. 03/04/2015.”

Reader requests

  • One from Christine: “Has anyone found the Plum Organic Kids MashUps pouches in a local store? I have looked at Target, Walmart, Jewel, CVS and BabiesRUs with no success. Thanks!”
  • Priscilla replies: “I think ive read target may have but some have more merchandise than others” I think it may be only SuperTarget, not regular Targets.
  • And Kari O. also comments: “I get them at Sam’s Club. Right now they’ve got a machine giving out free sample pouches after scanning your membership card.”
  • Erin is looking for: “Hey friends. Looking for a jogging stroller that could fit a 2-3 year old. I’ve tried garage sales and resell shops but no luck. Thanks!”

Reader deals 2/20/15

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Here are the deals, heads up, and requests you shared over the last 24 hours — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

  • Email Rachel: rachel@mashupmom.com.
  • Comment below, or on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Mashup Mom Facebook page.

*** If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

Reader deals 2/20/15

ALDI

  • From Chris: “I was just at the Huntley store and found jars of capers for $.99, balsamic vinegar for $1.99, and baby carrots for $.99.”

Kmart

  • Mickey Dee shared on Facebook yesterday: “The Tinley Park Kmart is switching from a big K to a super K and all food items are 50% off. It’s really picked over already but I scored some great deals today such as .64 Motts Apple juice and .39 Motts applesauce with the $1.00 Motts coupon. Hunts pudding .49 Red Baron Pizza Bread 1.49 and individual pizza 1.49 Chips Ahoy 1.39 Betty Crocker potatoes .49 Chef Boyardee .52 without coupons.”

Kohl’s

  • On today’s new stacking Kohl’s codes, Jennyh comments: “Kohls has some kids sleeping bags 19.99 and 24.99 b1g1 half off, stack that with the 10 off 30 and the 15 percent off and it might be a better deal than the Walmart deal of the day.”

Meijer

  • From Andi: “My Meijer has the MaraNatha Almond Butter for $6.99, regular price. Another good option for the $2 coupon.
  • And liz comments: “at Meijer today, if you buy 3 scrubbing bubble products, you get $3.00 off instantly, I bought one bathroom trigger cleaner 2.99, and 2 toilet bowl 6 ct cleaners for 3.79 each. I used the buy one get one free toilet bowl cleaner coupon -3.79, -3.00 instantly, I used 1.00 bathroom cleaner coupon for the trigger spray, I had a .75 m perks srubbing bubble coupon that came off one of the toilet bowel cleaners, I got 2.00 for 2 products from checkout 51, and if you buy 2 cleaners from checkout 51 you get a bonus dollar..so .75 mm!”
  • And clarification on the buy eight, save $8 instantly deals from liz: “I went today and the 2 food pages you can combine, the cleaning products page is a separate deal of its own. I did combine the food and it worked, but didn’t try the cleaning stuff. I had asked a manager.”

Menards

  • Nikki comments: “As an FYI, I have sent Menards rebates late and still received them.” That’s a dangerous game, lol, but encouraging if you tend to forget about them.

Reader requests

  • Jane has a question: “Is anyone here using the Metro PCS cell phone service, and do you like it?”
  • And a request from Yvette: “There is a drinking water pump in the Schiller Park woods that people have been drinking for years, myself included, but I would like to see how clean this water really is and if it’s really good to drink. I am trying to get this water tested at a professional lab which costs $495. It’s expensive for one person, but I am trying to see if I could find more people interested in getting this water professionally tested. If I could find at least 50 people then it would only be $10 per person. So I set up a fundraising page where anyone interested can contribute via Paypal. Once I get enough contributions I will send the sample to Suburban Laboratories in Geneva, IL and once I get the results I will share with all of those involved. This is the test I’m trying to do which tests for 46 individual contaminants. Lab Test the Fountain of Youth Water Schiller Pk
  • Charlotte on Facebook wonders: “Any deals on Comcast to be had? Our promo is ending and the best Comcast can offer me is $49.99 for Performance and phone (the latter which we don’t want or need). We had $44.99 Blast internet (no additional services).”

Target

  • A heads up from Shirley: “FYI – Motts applesauce at Target are still ringing up regular price instead of $1.66 each. Price cut from 2/8 until 3/14. I thought corporate would have it changed by now.”

Walmart

  • Something to look for from Maureen: “Wal-mart had Old Spice 6pk. bar soap in the clearance aisle marked down to $3. I had a $2/1 Old Spice Bar Soap MQ and got it for $1. Makes a great food pantry donation.”

Spotted any good ALDI clearance lately?

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I also stopped at the ALDI down the road from Ultra Foods today to grab some tortillas for tonight’s pork carnitas. Some nice clearance to be found, including this Prosciutto Panino for just $.99, lime tortilla chips for $.79 (note they have milk in them — sour cream), some kind of crazy pulled pork and meatball refrigerated BBQ platter thing for $4.99, and specialty mustards for $.99. Found anything good at yours lately?

ALDI deals week of 2/18/15 – 2/24/15

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 2/18/15 – 2/24/15.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; these deals are from the Chicago ALDI ads.
  • I’m using 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. ALDI does not take credit cards, only cash or debit.
  • Bring a quarter to “rent” a shopping cart, and you get it back when you return the cart. Bring your own reusable bags; ALDI does not provide free bags.

Produce deals

  • 3 lb yellow onions, $.69.
  • 16 oz Roma tomatoes, $.79.
  • 8 oz mushrooms, $.79.
  • 3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $1.99.
  • Zucchini, $.89/lb.
  • 8 oz Little Salad bar flat leaf spinach, $.79.

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

Reader deals 2/12/15

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Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! Browse every Reader Deals post here, and: How do you share your own deal?

*** If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

ALDI

  • If you’re in Champaign, Debbie has a tip for you: “What is the milk price at your Aldi? That is the best place for us to get milk in Champaign currently at $1.09. For the past 2 weeks, it’s been $1.89. And before that it was $1.09 for about 2 months or so. I think they compete with Ruler Foods which is a new discount grocery store here but doesn’t have as much produce and they carry Kroger brand items.”

Apps

  • SmartShopper shares: “I too did the Nature Valley Granola deal at Target and submitted my receipt to Snap for $2.00 ($1.00 for each bag I purchased). Snap sent me an e-mail that they only credited me $1.00, not $2.00. I contacted customer service just now, she reviewed my receipt, and they are going to credit me the other $1.00. Call Snap customer service Toll Free: 1-877-741-5790.” I have also had this happen every time I try redeeming multiples of the “unlimited” offers off one receipt, but they’ve always corrected it after I email.
  • And Eun comments: “I emailed snap support and got the $1 that was missing. Additionally, I received this instruction: “For future reference, if you see that you weren’t credited for the full quantity shown on your receipt, simply submit a second time with the under-credited offers selected. You shouldn’t have to submit more than twice, even if you purchased more than two.” It’s just annoying to me that there’s an extra step and the process doesn’t work like it’s supposed to.”
  • Laura suggests: “Saving Star has an offer for 20% off bananas this week that you can combine with this offer [$.25 back on bananas on Checkout 51].” Remember that bananas are $.29/lb on the Jewel three day sale 2/13-2/15, too!

Cut the Cord

  • More on SlingTV from Sara:

If you’re willing to pre-pay for 3 months of SlingTV, they are partnering with Amazon for the following deals:

* Free Amazon Fire TV sticks (normally $39) or $50 off the Fire TV box (normally $99) for people willing to prepay for three months of Sling service.
https://www.sling.com/blog/devices/amazon

* Free Roku stick (normally $50) or 50% off the Roku 3 box, which normally retails for $100 for people willing to prepay for three months of Sling service.
https://www.sling.com/blog/devices/roku

Jewel

  • Valentina S. points out: “There is $1.00/2 Red Baron pizza coupon on MyMixx.”

Meijer

  • Feelgood confirms that boneless skinless chicken breast is $1.99/lb at the meat counter every day at his store, too: “Same at the Homer Glen Meijer, too. Big sign in the meat department, everyday price.”

$36 of freezing cold shopping

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It’s rather rare that ALDI is the most expensive leg of the trip, but blame MashupDad and his knockoff Atkins bars. ;) This morning I took a little drive down Roosevelt Road and stopped at ALDI, Ultra, and Pete’s Market. Highlights:

  • Green grapes $.99/lb. at Pete’s and $.25 back on Checkout 51.
  • FREE Bayer aspirin at Ultra with the exp. $2.00/1 in the 1/4 SS2.
  • CHEAP Red Gold tomatoes at Ultra — $.49 after instant savings, minus the $.55/3 printable.
  • CHEAP apple juice at Ultra — $1.25 minus the $.50/1 printable.
  • Clearance organic tortilla chips at ALDI for $.99.
  • 3 lb clementines at ALDI for $2.29.

Not too bad, but I’m now definitely thinking a big hot pot of chili is in order for this evening… brr.

ALDI deals week of 2/11/15 – 2/17/15

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Here are your Chicago ALDI deals on produce and more for the week of 2/11/15 – 2/17/15.

  • Produce (and sometimes other) prices vary by location, as do ad dates; these deals are from the Chicago ALDI ads.
  • I’m using 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. ALDI does not take credit cards, only cash or debit.
  • Bring a quarter to “rent” a shopping cart, and you get it back when you return the cart. Bring your own reusable bags; ALDI does not provide free bags.

Produce deals

  • 3 lb mandarins, $2.29.
  • 16 oz strawberries, $1.89.
  • 4 lb navel oranges, $.179.
  • 3 lb Gala apples, $1.99.
  • Pint blueberries, $1.99.
  • Cantaloupe, $1.29 each.

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

$20 in non-coupon shopping

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A couple of days ago I went to Target and shared my (net $21.50) couponing trip with you, and today I went to ALDI and Pete’s Market and spent $19.68 with no coupons. I’ve been thinking lately about how my shopping patterns have changed over the past few years, and now do about half-and-half couponing trips vs. just shopping the sales at ALDI & produce stores. I’m curious: If you’ve been doing this a while, have your shopping patterns changed too — and, why?

I’m definitely buying more produce than I used to, and have changed where I buy it now that I have more nearby options (and the days of consistent and easy MM Catalina and overage deals are long gone). But, I still buy all of my HBA products with coupons (here’s my $.90 CVS trip from this week, lol).

And here’s what $19.68 bought at ALDI and Pete’s today:

ALDI

Mini sweet peppers, $.99.
Gluten free cornbread mix, $2.99.
Baby carrots, $.25.
Grapfruit, $.39.
Blueberries, $1.79.
Blackberries, $.99.
Organic rice cakes, $1.59.
Parmesan shreds, $1.99.
Corn tortillas, $.33.
Flour tortillas, $.85.

That’s $12.37.

Pete’s

2 organic Lacinato kale, $1.50.
Grapes, $2.44.
Sourdough bread, $3.29.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag and paid $7.31. (Just went to Pete’s to check on the whole Jif PB thing since it’s right across the street from ALDI — but now I’m going to make me another batch of Lacinato Kale + Avocado Nest Eggs!)

Oh wait — I just saw $.25 back on blueberries on Checkout 51, so I guess it’s $.25 better and not totally without coupons… ;)