Cheap fun size Snickers — may not arrive for Halloween

Here’s a four pack of BIG bags of fun size Snickers for $14.01 and eligible for Prime or free shipping at $35. This is another find from feelgood, who says: “This is the equivalent of 8 regular fun-size bags, or 4 of the double ones.” Out of stock til Oct. 27, so MAY get here for Halloween with Prime if that estimate is right, but may not.

Plastic party tablecloths $.97 each


Planning a party or a holiday get together? Feelgood found these plastic party tablecloths in multiple colors, $.97 each on Amazon.

Reader deals 10/24/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! 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.

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



  • Cathy has been using Checkout 51: “I have been buying Mrs. Renfro’s salsa every week. It runs about $2 at Woodman’s so I get it for about $1. For gourmet delicious salsa I’ll take it! Also, you can take the fruit variety salsa, mix with cream cheese and you have an awesome pretzel dip :)”

Household tips

  • Kristina says: “For the homemade vanilla extract, purchase extract grade beans. They are drier so they don’t add as much water to the finished product, plus they’re cheaper. I ordered these back in July and got 50 beans. I bought the large Kirkland’s brand vodka from Costco, removed about a cup of vodka, then followed the directions and cut the beans into 1/2 inch pieces and tossed them all in. By far, the best batch I’ve ever made!
  • Sabrina adds: “Love homemade vanilla. Due to allergies in our house I use Ciroc vodka because it is made from grapes and has no other fillers like corn or gluten etc. I also bought the vanilla beans from Amazon. I do a lot of baking and cooking and just started my second bottle stewing. The first bottle was started in 2010, it goes a long way and tastes amazing. I so happen to take a shot off the top before adding the vanilla so there is enough room in the bottle and no spill over.”


  • Jane says: “I checked the price on the Orville popcorns and they are $3.29 each this week BOGO. The sign below said it expired 11-4, I believe but that sign did not mention the FREE 2- 2 liters of pop. I’m guessing that sale may only be thru this week so if you want the popcorn deal with 3 things free you better get it sooner than later. I sure hope we do get that $1/2 coupon this weekend!”
  • Melanie reports that the Frito Lay snack packs: “These are $5.99 at Jewel this week.”


  • From feelgood: “The Meijer weekly ad I picked up today at the Homer Glen store shows Eckrich Smoked Sausage at 1.69 each (mix or match 5). So only .69 each after the $1 coupon.”
  • Sara shares: “Went shopping at Meijer last night and found some great deals!
    1) Buy $50 or more of the following gift cards, get a $10 checkout coupon valid on your next order: Applebee’s, Darden (Maggiano’s, Chili’s, etc.), Cold Stone Creamery, Fandango Dinner and a Movie, IHOP, LongHorn Steakhouse, Panda Express, Red Lobster, Steak ‘n Shake. (10/12-10/25). I also got a $5 off $50 Meijer gift card coupon from the Catalina machine. Not sure if it was because I purchased one of the gift cards above or because I shop at Meijer every week, but definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
    2) If you have Ibotta and the new app, Shrink, there are two awesome deals on alcohol. VEEV Vodka is on price drop for $24.99. Earn $15.00 back from Ibotta and $8.00 back from Shrink for a net cost of $1.98! VitaFrute Cocktails are on price drop for $12.99. Earn $9.00 back from Ibotta and $5.00 back from Shrink for a $1.01 moneymaker! I did both last night and it worked fine. Also, Shrink now has a note that you can mark on the receipt which items you are trying to get money for to help speed up processing time. Got mine verified within a few hours by doing that. 3) The small bags of Snapea Crisps are regularly $1.69 and there is $0.50 printable on and an Mperks available. They are with the raisins in the produce section. Shopmium has 30% of your purchase for one bag. I bought 2 bags and used 2 coupons. Somehow I got back $0.72. Not sure how they came up with that, but okay with me!

Online deals

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Tents from $9.99 + free shipping” Here, here, and here.

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “Anyone else having problems with the bricks printables being weird lately? I’ve lost several prints because it stays stuck forever on the printing screen (using chrome on my macbook). It’s inconsistent. But the most aggravating was I just redeemed 1000 points in Kellogg’s Family Rewards for a printable that didn’t go to my printer and the link is one time use. I’ve never had that happen before. I sent them an email and hope they send me a new link, but who knows.. it’s been very frustrating to keep losing prints of really good coupons. Did change anything??”

Sam’s Club

  • Monique posts in Hot Deals: “If you don’t mind getting Cool Ranch Doritos instead of Sun Chips, you can get a 50 pack at Sam’s for $10.89, plus tax.” This is at the Hodgkins location — prices will vary by club, can put in ZIP and pick store to see at yours.
  • Kari O. says: “They also have the twin packs of yellow Listerine for 91¢ too…”
  • She adds: “PS: keep in mind the regular store hours open at 10am, but Business and Plus members get in starting at 7. So, if you wait til 10 they will most likely be gone. Same if you do in store pick up because they don’t immediately pull those items or take them out of their inventory immediately.”

Reader deals 10/23/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! 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.

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



  • On Got2B, Outlander says: “There’s $1 back on Saving Star too, for CVS, so could be a good deal there.”

Gluten-free dining

  • Anne shares: “Rev Burger in Carol Stream offers gluten free buns and healthier options. I don’t know if that seems like a birthday dinner restaurant, but it’s an idea.”
  • Some ideas from peaches: “Concerning GF restaurants, are there any Indian middle eastern or vegetarian restaurants in the area? From what I understand there are a fair amount of people from India and Pakistan living in the area, and some of their dishes are GF. None of the chains are going to have very many GF options.You can also go to yelp and put in a zip code and gluten free, and there are several options mentioned”
  • Nora says: “Texas Roadhouse offers gluten free options.”


  • Jane says: “Plus there is a store coupon for 50c/1 EE cereal on the front of the Big Book that expires 10-28 [to go with this $1.00/1 manufacturer printable]. Would be great if these are on sale or in the clearance section. I think I saw some priced at just $2 last time I looked but am not sure of the dates on that?”
  • And peaches adds: “When I was there Saturday they had the crunchy nuggets cereal on sale for $2.00″


  • DON comments: “I HIGHLY suggest the magazine ORGANIC GARDENING, the only magazine I consistently renew. This magazine comes every other month and is packed with excellent information. This is a great price and as I just found out, I subscribed for 2 years and before checkout was offered a third year for $4.99 which I took advantage of as well. This magazine is straight forward without the fluff and propaganda or speculation, just true and tested info. You will not be disappointed and will feel good offering this on your coffee table.”


  • A report from findin’deals: “Suave Professionals reg size shampoo/conditioner is $2.99. Large is $5.19. If purchasing regular size, cashier may adjust one of the $2 coupons to $1.49 to match $1.49 sale price”
  • Sanee is wondering: “A question to any other shoppers of Meijer in St.Charles….Has anyone else had an inconsistent experience with using ‘competitor coupons?’ I carry the policy with me for this reason, but had a horrible experience last night trying to use a target coupon with a manufacturer. I talked with corporate a LONG time ago to make sure the policy was being interpreted correctly and was reassured, but even the “big” manager last night said they can’t accept both and, ‘we’ll do it this time….’ any suggestions?? To my knowledge the policy hasn’t changed….??”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “ISO bread bowls like those at Panera without the Panera price…. any grocery stores etc. sell these?”
  • Lisa is wondering about the tanks on Tanga: “Has anyone gotten these? I’m tall and am concerned they’ll be short…”
  • Meg responds: “I haven’t bought these specifically, but I’ve bought a couple of different variety packs of shirts from Tanga and I’ve been disappointed every time. The quality is not good and the colors are usually weird. Not worth it for me.”
  • From Outlander: “have you heard of some survey site called Paradigm Sample? Just got an email from them. Thanks!”


  • On the Viva deal, letsshop says: “Printed (2) $1/1 coupons for Viva from Jill site ,in case no one seen her blog ! and happy my store had plenty (: so 41.5 per roll”

Whole Foods

  • A heads up from Judy S.: “The $1 coupon on the Imagine site is no longer available. The 17.3 oz soups are $2 in Deerfield.”

Costa Rican coffee $.41 a cup or less shipped

Here’s another Amazon find from Outlander! Pick up this 48 pack of Brown Gold 100% Costa Rican Coffee Capsules for $19.52 shipped when you clip the 20% off coupon on the page and check out with subscribe & save, or $.41 a cup. Less if you’re on the 15-20% off tier…


Prices on Amazon often change quickly. You need to be logged in to clip coupons, which are limit one per account and will come off just the first shipment. You can cancel subscribe & save or skip a shipment at any time. You get 5% off and free shipping with subscribe & save, which increases to 15% off if you have five subscriptions on the same day/month, or (through 11/11!) 20% off if you have five + Amazon Mom with Prime.

For more about combining coupons with subscribe & save, see the guide here.

Your last 20% subscribe & save ideas


After November 11, Amazon subscribe & save orders are changing to 15% off + free shipping when you have five or more arriving on the same day/month, rather than 20% off. Here are some ideas for your last order — and you can see my last delivery here for more!

Some things Outlander is getting:

What are you getting?

Comment here with your ideas!

So what are you getting on your last 20% subscribe & save order?


So what are you getting for your last Amazon 20% off subscribe & save order (when you have five delivered on the same day/month) before it flips to 15% on 11/11? Here’s mine that just came today. My fifth item is out of stock, but they still thankfully gave me the 20% off.

Grand total for my order: $30.17. How about yours? :)