My First Checkout + Shopping Cart $34.99 shipped

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Adorable! Add some old expired coupons you don’t need anymore and let your kids play at shopping like Mom (or Dad), because it’s never too early to start with those life lessons… ;) Just $34.99 shipped for this My First Checkout and Shopping Cart Set on Groupon right now.

  • Young children can pretend they’re at a grocery store
  • Kids can push a cart and fill it with toy food
  • Items can be scanned at a checkout counter
  • Kids can identify and sort foods and practice word recognition
  • Requires 3 AG-13 batteries (included)
  • Recommended for ages 2 and up

(Thanks, Hot Coupon World)

Discount Adler Planetarium memberships!

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Yay! Groupon has discount membership packages for the Adler Planetarium in Chicago — this is such a fun place to visit with the kids. Choose:

  • $59 for a one-year individual membership, valid for one cardholder and one guest ($89 value)
  • $79 for a one-year family membership, valid for two cardholders and all children in household ($129 value)

What you get:

  • Unlimited free general admission and theater tickets
  • 15% discount in the Adler Store and a 10% discount in Café Galileo’s
  • Invitations to exclusive member events and VIP access to new shows
  • Complimentary Historic Atwood Sphere Experience
  • Discounted tickets to Adler After Dark, Astro-Overnights, and select Adler programs
  • Click to view a full list of member benefits

Groupon local deals sale! Even cheaper than before

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Today through 11/24, Groupon is offering an extra 30% off select local deals, select cities only. Prices as shown on site. Get an extra discount on…

  • Sky High Sports — trampolining in Naperville or Niles!
  • Golf at the Old Orchard Country Club.
  • Cold Stone Creamery Oak Lawn.
  • Up to 60% off at the Kyoto Japanese Restaurant.
  • $6 for $10 at Al’s Italian Beef.

Lots more! Browse your even-more-on-sale Groupon Local deals here.

Reader deals 11/19/14

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

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.


  • Outlander on silicone baking mats: “I don’t know the brand (I have a bunch different ones). But the one I use the most is from Carsons. I bought it when they had that $10/$10 Q in the paper before. The mat is reg. price $32 (crazy!), but it was on sale 50% off, and then $10 off, so only $6 which is a good price. I don’t know why you wouldn’t be able to cut them though. It’s not like there’s something inside.” Then she found: “Here read this. It says to cut to size.”
  • But mama warns: “The Artisan brand has fiberglass. Some do not. I would check the label very carefully before cutting!”


  • On the gift card deal, Diane points out: “Groupon bucks will expire 14 days from issuance.”
  • And Anne says: “Just a hint – the Toys R Us one is sold out, but the Babies R Us card states it’s good at both stores!”

Local markets

  • John W. shares: “Best price I’ve seen on fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts: 99 cents a pound at HarvesTime Foods, 2632 W. Lawrence in Chicago, near Lincoln Square. Limit 5 lbs (I got one today, they come in value packs, mostly just over 4 pounds). (See the full ad here:”
  • He adds: “Is there a chicken surplus? Jerry’s Fruit and Garden, 7901 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, has the same 99 cent/lb deal, no limit listed, Nov 20-26,”


  • From susie: “i bought 2 of these coats today at macy’s.  they are also that price in-store if you want to avoid the shipping charges.  both my girls needed new ones so it was nice timing  :)  Almost every shopper in the store had at least one of these coats in their hands if not more.”


  • From jolynn: “Valli ad that came in my Herald has a store coupon $1 off 2 Kraft cheese. Anyone know if Rolling Meadows will take Valli store coupon?”


  • A reminder from Sara: “Savingstar works with Peapod, you just need to enter your grocery card on your savingstar account. To find your card number, just go to, login, click on ‘My account’, then under Special Programs, click on ‘Upromise’, and you will find your number. Then, just log into your savingstar account, and add your Peapod store card number.”

Online deals

  • On the cast iron dutch oven, Janelle also comments: “I told my husband that for that price…he could buy me one in every color. I had originally had a Le Crueset dutch oven on my Christmas List until I looked at the prices of them. Then when I found these at Sam’s and looked at their reviews…I was so excited I bought the red one. They also have skillets with lids as well.”
  • Leslie likes the dutch oven as well: “I have one of these and love it.”
  • A 6pm tip from Kate in Hot Deals: “If you follow them on Instagram, they give 10% off every Sunday. And, for this week, they have been giving out 10% codes every day!”

Reader requests

  • Deanna posts in Hot Deals: “I need men’s size for my son, and is been difficult. Anyone know if heading to Payless is worth the trip?”


  • A report from Eun: “Deal didn’t work for me at the Target in Evanston. 60W LED was $7.99, but did not prompt the $5 gc nor was there signage to back me up. I had the store call the Mid North location (on Addison) and it was the same there.”
  • Jane says: “I just bought the LED bulbs from Target today and am already loving them! They are actually cooler and brighter than the curly CFL’s I replaced. They are also using less electricity and ‘should’ last even longer. Too new to comment on that but I am happy to snag them on this awesome deal!”
  • Melanie sends over: “I made a short trip to Target (Romeoville) today and noticed a coupon booklet next to the register.  I asked the cashier what it was and she had to ask the manager.  Manager told her it was ok to give out.  Anyway, all coupons expire 12/6/14.  I have attached a pic of the booklet (approx. 3″x4″).  Coupons are as follows:
    • $1 off two Archer Farms or Market Pantry frozen vegetables or grains
    • $1 off Archer Farms cook-in-bag turkey or fully cooked spiral-sliced ham
    • .50 off 11 oz. Archer Farms deli dip
    • 10% off 12 ct. Market Pantry fresh bakery dinner rolls
    • .50 off with purchase of three Betty Crocker potato side dish boxes or pouches
    • $1 off with purchase of three Green Giant frozen vegetables
    • .40 off 16 oz. Karo syrup
    • Free 16 to 19.2 oz. Snyder’s pretzels with purchase of both 16 oz. Diamond of California walnuts or pecans AND12 oz. Rolos candy
    • .50 off 23 to 48 oz. Mott’s applesauce jar
    • $1 off 40 or 80 ct. Pure via sweetener
    • .50 off 10 to 12 oz. Archer Farms packaged coffee
    • 10% off Market Pantry  4 to 8 oz. instant potatoes or 6 oz. stuffing mix or 8 to 15 oz. bread crumbs or 10.5 oz. ready-to-serve gravy
    • $2 off GE light bulb pack
    • $1 off $3 of higher up & up item

There a few recipes scattered throughout the booklet as well.”
target coupon book turkey

Ultra Foods

  • Jennifer found: “There is a $10.00 off $100.00 coupon in the food section pg. 2 of the tribune today.”

FREE Groupon Bucks with Gift Card Purchase — Whole Foods, CVS, More!

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Scroll through these eGift cards sold by Groupon, and you’ll see quite a few $25 eGift cards for $25 — PLUS, you get a free $5 back in Groupon Bucks with purchase. Pretty useful if these are places you shop anyway, including Whole Foods, CVS, Chili’s, Sears, Babies R Us, and more! Thanks, feelgood.

Fine print on these

Limit 1 per person. Whole Foods Market eGift Card never expires. FINAL SALE, no returns. Please allow 3-5 business days for the Groupon bucks to appear in your Groupon account. Groupon bucks will expire 14 days from issuance. Not valid with Groupon promo codes. Groupon Bucks cannot be used to purchase Gift Cards.

15% off any local Groupon deal today only

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Groupon ran out of half price Starbucks vouchers — but they are so very sorry about that, that they are now offering an extra 15% off any local deal today 11/18 only with code LOCAL15.


That’s 15% off Bricks Wood Fired Pizza…


15% off Winter Wonderfest (looks like weekends are sold out now though!)…


15% off Studio Movie Grill movie tickets…

And so much more! Browse your own local Groupon deals here, and get another 15% off their already discounted prices with code LOCAL15.

Get your Navy Pier Winter WonderFest tickets at a discount

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Winter WonderFest is coming back to Navy Pier (and outside my WINDOW), and you can get your discounted tickets on Groupon again this year: $11 for a weekday activity ticket, or $17.50 for weekend.

Guests receive rental ice skates for the Chicago Blackhawks indoor rink as well as access to the festival’s attractions, including 50-foot indoor Ferris wheel, an inflatable bounce house shaped like a huge snowman, and a visit and photo with Santa (December only). Hours vary by day; see Winter WonderFest’s dates and hours here.

$5 for a $10 Starbucks gift card — now for everyone! SOLD OUT

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Love this deal whenever it rolls around! Pay just $5 for a $10 Starbucks gift card on Groupon right now. This is an eGift card — you can print out to use as is, or you can roll the balance onto an existing Starbucks card using your registered Starbucks online account.

Note: This deal was open early access to select accounts on 11/17 but is now open to everyone.

Mophie for iPhone 5/5s $24.99 shipped

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Great price for this! Groupon has a refurbished Mophie Juice Pack case for iPhone 5/5s for $24.99 shipped.

  • Protective case with built-in battery
  • Slim design doesn’t add too much bulk to the iPhone’s slim design
  • Rounded case fits comfortably in the hand
  • Provides a full additional battery charge
  • 1,700mAh capacity
  • On/off charging switch
  • Recharges via USB
  • Dimensions:
  • Condition: manufacturer refurbished
  • 90-day warranty