Reader deals 9/18/14

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.

Ace Hardware

  • From DON: “GREAT POST – I have 2 [rain barrels] and they are great !!!! Great for the environment and water savings $$”
  • And letsshop agrees: “Yes me too but much larger capacity ,and love them .”

Gift Cards

  • Denise shares: “I go to Starbucks three times a week and buy at least three drinks every time (more if the kids are home from school or we have guests) — which means we spend a lot of money there. Buying Starbucks cards from Raise has been amazing. I pay around $80 for each $100 card – who wouldn’t want to save 20% right off the top? It’s super easy to buy the card and then transfer it to my registered card/app. I tend to buy a months’ worth at a time or, if they’re having a really nice bonus of some sort, I’ll buy even more because I’m obviously going to be able to use them.”
  • DON adds: “I have purchased no less then 25 GC’S from RAISE and have saved countless amounts of $$ – I swear by this place and your ecard is delivered same day via email – normally within an hour, which means that when Rachel posts one of the amazing online deals I immediately go to the Raise site and purchase a gc, if I dont already have one here, and use that card and make the deal that much sweeter !!!! This is one of the best ways to save and very few people know about this place …..”
  • Gramma asks about Cardpool: “Have any of you guys used this company? Any problems?”
  • DON responds: “I have and here is the email I already got from them… I have purchased before as well Thanks for your order! You saved 13% off your order by buying $35.09 in items for only $30.52. Your order should arrive within 3-7 business days. Your order number is #65367 and you have been billed for the amount of $30.52. We’ll email you again when your order has shipped. You ordered the following items: 1. $35.09 CVS Gift Card, sold at a 13% discount for $30.52. Note: This is a Paper Gift Card that can be used at any CVS location.”

Jewel

  • Krystle reports: “Bought 1 pack yesterday afternoon @ the Addison location on Lake St and my final price was $8.99 after $3.50 discount.”

Meijer

  • Andi asks: “For the Meijer Buy 8 Save 8, I’m also wondering if you can do 8 of each of the sales, or if they are just one sale. There is a limit of one per transaction, but in the ad, it looks like they are separate sales.”
  • And Chicago mom wonders: “For the tena deal can you use it for pads?”

School pictures

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “I do wish I saw this before I ordered my sons pics. But, I do try to volunteer at school on picture day, and they actually give you a free package for your child. It’s a long day, but worth it!!”

Target

  • A heads up from ellen: “i got 3 colgate enamel health toothpaste but they did not generate a gift card. i went to the service desk and she couldnt find any info on it but she said that they tell the employees the customer is always right so she gave me a $5gift card.”

Ultra Foods

  • From ellen: “i was able to use 2 expired $1/2 7up 10 coupons on the 2lt bottles. some flavors of the Campbell’s slow kettle soups were on sale for $1.79. i used the $.75 printable and got a $1.50 catalina back for buying 2. i wasnt sure if i would get 2 catalinas for buying 4 so i did 2 transactions. out of pocket after the catalina was $1.16 for 4.
    lipton tea bags 100 ct. are on sale 2/$5 and i got an email advertising the new packaging with a link to a $1/1 coupon so 100 tea bags for $1.50.”
  • Nancy is wondering: “Anyone have any problems using some printable coupons at Ultra? I was at the Ultra in Crestwood today, and they would not take my $1.50 Bob’s Red Mill coupon (expired 9/15). The cashier didn’t even scan it…she went to the service desk for 5 minutes to check if they could take it. When she came back, she told me they couldn’t take it because it was ‘photocopied’. I told them I do not use coupons fraudulently and that this coupon was printed from the Bob’s Red Mill site. I told the manager to go on their web site and see that they offer coupons, for future reference. Also, they don’t take Hopster coupons! Again, because they are ‘photocopied’.”
  • Jane says: “All of Bob’s Red Mill coupons are PDF files. I had this same issue before at Ultra and after I explained it to the CS lady, she took them “just this once” for me. Then a few weeks later I was denied using the printable Fresh Express coupons you print after you enter codes from buying salad bags in the Salad Swap challenge. They said they did not match the picture on the coupon (which said “any”) of the salad bag. I ended up contacting the mgr. on their web site (Thanks to Rachel for suggesting) and he personally sent back an email telling me he was sorry and they should have taken my coupons along with sending me a $10 gift card for my troubles! I would contact them about your issue as well. Some staff are not properly trained and are worried they may get into trouble if they take fraudulent coupons is all.”

Reader deals 9/17/14

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.

Household tips

  • On the Ziploc Perfect Portions, Kate says: “We always use these bags for our Zaycon chicken! Perfect way to keep the chicken fresh and free from freezer burn. We put one breast in each perfect portion bag and then put 10-12 in a ziploc bag. Easy, mess free way to pull out exactly what we need for dinner!”
  • SoapboxTray shares: “I put banana’s in a large flat ziploc container (kind of shoe box size) and stack them in the freezer. I use banana’s frozen all the time in my smoothies. The banana’s pull away from each other fairly easy and break easily in pieces for your bullet or blender. Just hate to see you spend that much on wrapping individual bananas! :-)”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “There is a printable coupon for the Jell-o pudding on Smartsource for 55c/2. That makes it 52c each for the big boxes of pudding when you buy 4 items.”
  • On the Quilted Northern deal:
    • yvette found it ringing up for $12.49 then $3.50 instant savings coming off (worked on a single pack as well as $7.00 coming off two), making it $8.99 at the Roselle/Wise store in Schaumburg.
    • Judy S. calculated: “That works out to $.25/double roll.”
    • Mary J found it to be $12.49 AFTER the savings in Des Plaines.
  • Kelly emails: “Fresh Express Salad 30 Day rebate/coupon Fresh Express Coupons Offer Form ( New! Ongoing ) Receive For every two bags you enter up to 14 bags in 30 days they’ll email you a money-saving coupon OR Enter 15 salad bag codes within 30 days after signing up and get $50 in coupons to use throughout the year.
    I entered 2 codes and received a $1 off two coupon.  You can only print once.  So with the Jewel sale, you could get a bag for a dollar. The website is www.saladswap.com  Click on Sign Up under the 30 day salad swap.”

Loyalty programs

  • For Starbucks, Elizabeth posts on Facebook: “check youe emails..i just got an offer if you reload your card with visa get a $5 bonus with 25 or a $10 bonus with 50
  • Kelly emails: “Here’s another deal I saw on My coke rewards website.  You get a free pretzel if you download their app and the first 25,000 people get 10 free coke reward bonus points.  I did it 2 days ago, got my reward for a free pretzel, and got the free pretzel today while shopping at Stratford Mall.  That’s a $3 value.  It says it takes 7-10 days to get the 10 points, so I don’t know yet if I received that yet.  Here’s the weblink.”

Mariano’s

  • Rita found: “The Ekrich sausage is 2/$5 at Mariano’s so $.50 each after doubling of coupon which you can do on Wednesday’s! Just grabbed myself some today! I’ve been adding this to the pan when I roast veggies and potatoes in the oven and it makes for a quick yummy dinner!”

Meijer

  • Nancy noticed: “I saw a sign up today in Meijer near this detergent that said ‘Buy $25 of Clorox, Arm and Hammer, >>>, and _____ and get $5 off instantly’ I live in a Thursday-Wed. sale area, is this already going on? And if so, is it spend $20 or spend $25? Or is this another separate deal that is starting on Thursday?”
  • Kerri reports: “We are in Indiana and my mom went earlier this week. Both of the buy 8 save $8 were the same deal. She bought 2 deli fresh and 6 steam fresh and the $8 came off. Don’t know if this is the same everywhere or a glitch.”
  • So Nikki wonders: “Hmm-can you buy 16 in one transaction?”

Reader requests

  • Elizabeth on Facebook is wondering about Raise for discounted gift cards: “Has anyone tried this site… I have bought electronic CVS and Lucy and everything went smoothly each time!

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Walmart

  • An idea from Jennifer: “Awhile back there was a Quaker rebate (I think in All You magazine?). Any idea if it’s still valid and can be used when price matching the [Jewel price for] Quaker Oats cereal at Walmart?” It is here, and says hrough 9/30 — although no guarantee it won’t run out like the Dr. Pepper one did on the last day or two.
  • Julie warns: “Make sure to compare sizes. We wanted to price match the granola bars a few weeks back, but Walmart carried slightly different sizes than everywhere else.”

Jewel deals week of 9/17/14 – 9/23/14

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Here are the best Jewel deals and coupon matchups I see at Jewel-Osco for the week of 9/17/14. If your paper ads don’t come until the Wed. Tribune, you can sneak peek the Wed. ad on Tuesdays, here.

Confused by abbreviations in this post? See lingo for newbies.

Top deals

  • 36 ct double roll Quilted Northern, $12.49. Use $1.00/1 in the 9/7 RP1 to get it for just $11.49, which works out to $.16 per single roll equivalent.
  • Green seedless grapes, $.99/lb.
  • 8 oz Buddig premium deli meats, BOGO at $2.49.
  • Old Orchard 100% 64 oz juice, 3/$5.00. Print $1.00/2 blends and $.50/1 juice here to get it for $1.17.
  • Essential Everyday pizza, $3.00. The September Big Book of Savings at Jewel has a store coupon for $.60/1 Essential Everyday thin crust pizza (limit one per transaction). Stack with the new $1.00/1 manufacturer printable here for a total of $1.60/1, so $1.40 after both.
  • Buy four select GM products, get a free case of Jewel water instantly. The best deal here is Go-Gurt: Buy four for $8.00 + a case of water, use two $1.00/2 printable coupons here, and pay $6 for all five products.
  • Maruchan yakisoba noodles, $.59. Use $.50/1 in the 8/17 SS for $.09 noodles.
  • Looney Tunes 80 ct baby wipes, $1.00. (At my stores, these are not in the baby section but in a separate $1.00/$2.00/$3.00 dollar deals section.)
  • Top two Special K instant savings deals (must buy four mix/match participating items for this price):
  • Top two Butterball instant savings deals (must buy five mix/match participating items for this price):
    • 12 oz Butterball turkey bacon, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1  here. Just $.74 after coupon + instant.
    • Butterball 13 oz smoked turkey sausage, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1 here. Just $.74 after coupon + instant.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s Jewel-Osco deals! ***

Jewel deals — $.74 Butterball sausage or bacon starts 9/17

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Here’s a Butterball instant savings deal starting at Jewel on Wednesday 9/17. Buy any five of these Butterball products, save $5 instantly. Here’s what’s in the ad, and look in store for additional offers.

  • 12 oz Butterball turkey bacon, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1  here.
  • Butterball premium 9 oz deli lunch meats, $2.49.
  • Butterball 13 oz smoked turkey sausage, $1.49. Use $.75/1 in the Sept. AY or print $.75/1 here.
  • Butterball 15 oz Chef Selects entrees, $3.99.
  • Butterball 32 oz frozen turkey burgers, $5.99. Use $1.00/1 in the Sept. AY or print $1.00/1 here.

Get turkey bacon or turkey sausage as low as $.74 after instant savings + coupon! There’s also a $1.00/1 Butterball coupon on Facebook, but it hasn’t reset in forever — see if it’s new to you.

Cheap TP at Jewel starts 9/17

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Starting Wed. 9/17, Jewel will have 36 ct double roll Quilted Northern on sale for $12.49! Use $1.00/1 in the 9/7 RP1 to get it for just $11.49, which works out to $.16 per single roll equivalent.

Jewel deals — Buy guacamole get free chips today only

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Here’s today’s Jewel Facebook promo: Buy Signature guacamole (this is $4.99 for 14 oz) and get a free bag of Chef’s Kitchen tortilla chips when you say KICKOFF today 9/14 only til 7:30 PM.

(If you have a smartphone, have this up on your phone at checkout just in case because sometimes these promos do not get communicated well to all stores & cashiers.)

Reader deals 9/12/14

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.

Costco

  • Sarah posts in Hot Deals: “Great deal on cfl lightbulbs at costco. This was at the one in north riverside.”
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CVS

  • Something ellen noticed: “not sure if at all locations but at the oak forest CVS yesterday they had Dawn hand renewal on a price cut for $.99. I am going back today with those $.50 coupons cause i missed the sale last week.”

Goodwill

  • Sent over by letsshop: “Get those donations ready and fall into savings! The Goodwill Sale begins September 17th and runs through October 4th. Receive a 25% off coupon for each item you donate at Carson’s. Coupons are valid for purchases at Carson’s. Customers who also donate to our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers during the sale event will receive Goodwill Sale coupons.”

Jewel

  • Kim spotted: “The Jewel in Elmhurst on Schiller has an end cap with 30 ct kool aid jammers tropical punch for $3.49 last night. Not a flavor my kids like, so I didn’t buy any.”

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Target

  • A deal from liz: “if you get the chobani email buy 1 get 1 free yougurt oat cup…I am thinking..buy 4 use 2 of those coupons..target.com has a .50 off 2 oat coupons so use 2 of those, get .25 back from checkout 51 for buying yougurt, and .75 back from ibotta..should be for cheap depending on how much they are”
  • And she follows up: “The ch bani is 1.02 so 04 my for 4 yippee”

Ultra Foods

  • A report from jan: “Kettle soups are 3.29 at Pr Hts:(” That is a bummer! I bought four varieties for $1.79 each today in Forest Park.
  • Kelly found similar: “Wheaton Ultra had them at 3.29, too. But I did find 3 Driscoll’s raspberries so I got those for 67 cents after q.”

Walgreens

  • Kitty emails: “At Walgreens this week, in addition to the Werthers candies, the Riesen candies are also 2/$3.  There is a $1/1 in the 7/27SS and a store coupon in the monthly booklet (it’s on the same SQ as the Werthers) which makes them free….AND you can get a raincheck if they are out of them, since there is no RR involved.”

Reader deals 9/11/14

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.

Jewel

  • Some finds from kelly: “The north Wheaton Jewel had $1 off 2 tearpads on their Lay’s potato chip display.  It’s advertising the new flavors but the coupon says good on any flavor.  The tearpads were ONLY on the special display set up by the entrance, not in the chip aisle. Also, they had a bunch of the 20pk Frito-Lay Snack Packs with coupons attached for $1 off milk purchase when you buy a 1 bag.  Again, they were not on the ones in the regular chip aisle; only on the special display/endcap ones.”

Staples

  • Something maggie noticed: “I just came back from Staples and I noticed they had a shoebox-size plastic container for $1.25. Just so you know…”

Surveys

  • A tip from peaches: “I do surveys myself, but I don’t do Opinion Outpost. Most survey companies ask for your name and email address. When you do a survey they usually ask you what your age is, and what race you are and if you have any children, or if you are married. They also often ask you what your annual income is. It is easier tobe eligible for surveys if you are under the age of 50. I just looked on Survey Police Forum, and Opinion Outpost has a score of four stars out of five. For anybody that is thinking about doing surveys, I suggest that they visit Survey Police Forum first. It is an excellent board.”

Ultra Foods

  • Leslie emails: “This was a little last minute Ultra Foods deal using an Axe expired coupon that I found by accident. Bought 1 Dove ($3.50), 3 Axe shower gels ($3.88) and 3 Axe shampoos ($4.99). Used the Buy 1 shower gel / Get 1 shampoo free q (7/27 RP2) & $1.50/1 Dove hair care q (7/27 RP2) Then, I combined it with the buy $15 worth of product get $5 off instantly deal which came out to $1.23 each!! OOP $8.64 (saved close to $22!)”

$20 on groceries… $42 on gas. Hmm.

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So I spent less than $20 between Ultra Foods and Jewel today… then filled up the gas tank on the way home, and, $42 later… what’s wrong with this picture? lol ANYway, I’ll just tell you about what I bought at Jewel, because I absentmindedly put away the Ultra Foods stuff.

The Lombard Ultra Foods, though, is remodeling — the produce section is bigger, they’re moving stuff around, and they had a bunch of clearance carts. Things like: Horizon organic strawberry milk singles, $.40 each (exp. 9/13). Nutella to go, $.60. A lot of Jason and Alba body wash type stuff for $5-$6. PB chocolate granola thins for… something like $1.15. 3 packs yeast, $1.15. Generic not-Nyquil: $1.25 a 20 pack, $1.00 a 10 pack (um…). School supplies, but the prices were pretty bad other than Prang watercolors for $1.88 if you still need the fancy ones. Organic Lundberg jasmine rice, $2.65. Plus some tilapia, perch, other fish on sell by today clearance. Oh, and the “Driscoll’s” raspberries in the ad? Yeah, they’re actually Well-Pict, so can’t use the coupons.

Went to Jewel for produce, believe it or not!

Bananas, $.27. Will get $.25 back from Checkout 51.
Paula apples, $.91.
3 bags Fresh Express salad, $4.50. Used buy two get one free coupon from the Big Book of Savings.
Clearance gluten free ice cream cones, $1.00.
8 Yoplait yogurt cups, $4.00. Used $1.00/8 here. Will get back $.25 from Checkout 51.

Paid $8.37 with $.50 back for a net cost of $7.87.