Reader deals 10/29/14

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.

Apps

  • Something to check for from Amy: “My Snap app had avocados listed as of today, $0.50 cash back for an even better deal for you.”
  • Nikki says: “The $8 Shrink [for Veev] is gone but there is a $5 available for the VitaFrute Cocktail!”
  • She adds: “AND- on the both the cocktail & vodka, buy 2 in 2 separate transactions, and submit for a bonus $3 back on each from Ibotta. To be clear, buy 2 vodka, get $3 bonus and/or buy 2 cocktails, get $3 bonus. The bonus ends 11/02, I believe.” The VitaFrute bonus does end 11/2 and Veev is 11/12. I think the extended both, actually.

Bass Pro Shops

CVS

Food 4 Less

  • Brandy shares: “I didn’t inspect, but it appeared 25% off at Bolingbrook when I went 2 hours ago. Regardless, the shelves are basically bare and it didn’t appear any shipments were on their way. The prices were not impressive to us frugal shoppers. I went down every single aisle and spent a total of about $5 on yogurt (dairy not on sale but these were manager’s special yogurts for $.36… not impressive but we eat yogurt), 2 cans of olives for $.49 each and a container of puffs for my baby for $1.18. Really unimpressed. The dairy, produce, bread were not marked down, it seemed. I saw a sign that said “further alcohol markdowns Thursday” but I didn’t pay much attention to the prices that seemed to be fairly regular priced. More liquor and drink mixes and not much beer. Be careful of expirations. I nearly bought a 16-pack of fruit cups for $6.44 (again, unimpressive, but I needed them for my son’s preschool) and noted that they were expiring January 11, 2015. I also saw some medicines that expired 03/13! This appears to be nothing like the Dominick’s closing… bummer. “
  • Barbara adds: “The Elk Grove store has the same situation. Shelves are almost empty and prices have not been marked down. 30% might bring prices down to a sale price, but the stuff that is left are unpopular items that no one is buying. Can’t comment on the liquor because last time I was there nothing in the liquor department had been marked down. Clerks agree that the store will not stay open until November 8th because there is not enough left to sell.”

Jewel

  • Mandy found: “I just got back from Jewel at Geneva and Schmale in Wheaton, and they had a bunch of Bone in Chicken breasts for .89 a lb. Fresh dates of 11/1 and 11/2/14.”
  • Jane says: “I checked today for the Marzetti price and they are still 2/$4 until 11-27 the tags said. My friend wanted me to get her a rain check from the sale last week because she bought the last one in the store and wanted more. Even though they are not featured in the ad, they are still on sale, whew!”
  • TracyS comments: “The Jewel on Touhy in Village Crossing (Niles or Skokie, i cant remember which) also has the Orville for $2.99 and There is a site called retale that has local adscans, and on the last page of the Jewel ad, there is a $5 off $50 coupon. This coupon shows up EVERY WEEK!!!”
  • Something to look for from LovinSavin: “On the Orville Redenbacher and 2-liter deal the ten 2-ltr had .55C off 2 peelies so that deal was even better.”
  • Advice from donna: “The Countryside Jewel had very few Febreze candles at 6:30 this morning. There wasn’t much Pantene to choose from either. Call the store before you go as they were stocking shelves. Shop early the stores just don’t seem to have enough stock for sales like these.”
  • New2q reports: “The set and refresh are ringing up at $2.50 and the Pantene are ringing $3.50″
  • Krystle says: “Check your printed coupon stash, I found $4/2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner mfgs from coupons.com (exp 10/31). So I did scenario#2, bought 4 Febreeze candles, and 8 Pantene products. Awesome MM scenario after $15 OYNO and completing my Savingstar offer ($5/$25).”
  • Iris posts on Facebook: “I just came from doing three rounds at my local Jewel and reminded me the reason of what I had stopped going there. I did not try to roll the catalinas. All my transactions were more than $35.00, but only one catalina printed at $15.00. For the other two transactions, they were adamant of adjusting one of the transactions because they said that it is after coupons, “because that’s the way they catalinas are at Jewel”. I told them it was not on the fine print. Last transaction, and item was labeled as $4.49 on the shelf, but scanned at $2.50. So, that screw up my whole transaction. For all of you doing it today:
    1. Break down your transactions down on a piece of paper and include pricing (it will help if you go to CS later).
    2. Know your coupon policy. They did not want to allow me to use coupons on the items I was buying. For example, 8 Febreeze for which I use 4 BOGO coupons, they did not want to allow me to use “extra” coupons on the 4 I was actually buying.
    3. My store did not have all the labels up and the flyer was at CS.
    4. I have the feeling they will be fighting the pre-post coupon.”
  • Mary Beth says: “Be Careful – Make sure the catalina machine is working. Went this morning before work and there was only one line open and the cat machine was broken. Got the money back at customer service but a hassle before work.”
  • Diane shares: “OMG what a disaster! Went to Jewel in Wood Dale. Bought 3 Pantene shamoo @ $3.50 = $10.50 Bought 3 Pantene stylers @ 4.99 = $14.97 Bought 4 febreeze candles @ $2.50 = $10 subtotal = $35.47 – $5/3 Pantene = $30.47 – 3 BIGIF (cpn up to $5) – $14.97 = $15.50 – 2 $1 Febreeze candles – $13.50 -$5 2BIGIF febreeze candles = $8.50 or so it should have been! But the registers would not take the cents off cpns. after taking off the BIGIF cpns. They called someone over from CS who pushed them through, but then told the cashier at the next lane not to do it, because the cents off cpn with a BIGIF cpn. only applies if Jewel is giving u a BIGIF not if the BIGIF cpn. comes from the manufacturer??? WHAT?? I tried to show her the policy but of course they never want to look at it or have their own interpertation. Then of course only got $10 CAT but CS fixed it & I got my $15 one. It only took an hour. No one else having issues with both coupons going thru?”
  • Outlander responds: “Definitely problems with Pantene Qs. I was lucky because they entered it for me manually, but I can see lots of people having problems.”
  • A question from amy: “Has anyone ever gone into a Jewel and had them take your coupons with no problems? Corporate policy indicates what they should accept. However, none of the stores that I frequent follow the corporate rules. I used the coupons the other day on the McCormick spices and they would not give me the small overage. They would not budge. For this deal, it is not worth the hassle to me. I am tired of going to Jewel. I have enough in my life without having to worry about someone argue with me. I hope that somebody from Jewel Corporate reads this and actually does care. They do not seem to realize that they are losing customers. Remember how we felt about arguments at Dominicks and stopped going there. You think Jewel will catch on?”
  • Also, for P&G scenario ideas, please see reader comments on the P&G Catalina matchups here and the Share Your Scenarios post here.

Reader requests

  • From ellen: “Has anyone gotten any good deals at KMart this week with the double coupons promo?”
  • Charlotte asks on Facebook: “Pet beds!? Any idea where to get a deal on some pet beds? We’re getting another dog this weekend, and I don’t want to get fleeced (literally and figuratively) like I did with our other dog’s bed.”

Target

  • From llamalluv: “If you go into the store, there is a 5% off Up&Up diapers on Cartwheel. I stacked this with a $1.50 off Up&Up diaper coupon I got in a Target Baby mailer and the $10 off a $100 purchase in the Christmas mailer we got this past week, and bought four packages of size 3, mainly for my 1 year old. The size 3 diapers actually do fit my skinny 3 and a half year old in a pinch. He’s 33 pounds, but really slender across the hips. I really like this brand for our occasional disposable diaper needs. These four boxes will probably last us six months.”

Walmart

  • Sue shares: “Yes, the [Energizer] rebate codes are inside the battery packages this time, which is good. But, you have to take out almost all the batteries to get to the code sticker! So, be a gentle opener so you can reuse your packages to store your batteries!”
  • A tip from Sandy: “I just used a razor blade and cut the plastic on 2 sides where the paper with the codes are and slipped them out. easy peasy.”

Post your Jewel P&G trips here!

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The P&G Catalina at Jewel is indeed rolling — and this morning is the time to go before the shelves are cleared of the money makers! Here again is this week’s P&G Catalina deal and matchups, as well as some scenarios to get you started. What did you work out, and what did you get? Post here to help give others ideas. :)

  • Heads up A couple of you have commented that the Febreze Set & Refresh is ringing $2.50 instead of the advertised $4.49, which will mess up your scenarios and require you to add more items. Use the price scanners to double check before buying.

Reader deals 10/28/14

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.

Amazon

  • From llamalluv on the Fire TV streaming media stick: “Item available on November 19, but because so many have preordered, orders placed today won’t ship until after January 1st. I went ahead and ordered one, because we would like to watch streaming TV upstairs, too (only antenna up there) and my estimated shipping date is January 5th.”
  • A question from grandma g on the same: “Does anyone have something like this? Does it really set up as easy as just plugging it into your TV? I’m thinking about getting this, just not sure if I will figure it out. Would be nice to have Netflix easily available. But then is there a charge for Netflix and how much is that? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.”

Apps

  • For my Vita Frute deal, nilo advises: “you might want to check when your bonus for the vita frute ends, mine ends on the 30th.” I did notice, but good to point out if anyone else was thinking of doing it! If you haven’t done your first yet, you probably won’t get it back in time to do a second.

Jewel

  • Kelly reports: “The Jewel in north Wheaton has been ringing up the Orville Redenbacher popcorn at $2.99 all last week and this week. Unfortunately, I can never get them to take a coupon on a free item. But it’s still a great deal, nonetheless.”

Meijer

  • On the Veev deal, something to look for from Sarah: “plainfield Meijer also had $10 mail in rebate attached to the bottle. $16 mm!!! btw that hopster video is torture to sit thru! lol”
  • Mandy reports: “I rec’d a Kraft cheese catalina notice at Meijer yesterday. Buy any Kraft Natural Cheese Block between 11/3/14 and 11/30/14 and save up to $4 on your next shopping order. Buy 3, get $2 or buy 4, get $3, or buy 5 or more and get $4 coupon off your next order. The usual rules apply about purchasing in the same order and limit to stock on hand and no cash back.”

Staples

  • Samantha shares: “I have the double one of these [storage carts] and really like! I put in the corner of the my kitchen.  The kids art supplies are in the first few drawers and snacks are in the bottom ones!  So far very study.  No more clutter on my kitchen table -okay there still is-but it helps.”

Target

  • Sara shares: “Beanitos chips are on price cut for 2.50 at target. There is a hopster coupon for $2 off two bags ( if you “boost” it) and Ibotta has $1 back. So $2 for 2 bags Market pantry quart ice cream on sale for 2.99 – .75 from target.com/coupons + 5% off cartwheel and finally .25 back from Ibotta = net 1.88 Nabisco fresh stack ritz crackers 2.50 minus .50 from target.com/coupons & .75 back from Ibotta = net 1.25 Krusteaz pancake mix is on price cut for 1.89 minus .55 from 10/5 ss + .75 back from Ibotta = net .59 Quaker melodys 1.50 minus .50 from target.com/coupons + .50 back from Ibotta = net .50 Nabisco, Krusteaz & Quaker also are in the bonus section in Ibotta if you buy more on seperate shopping trips”
  • SoapboxTray sends over: “Super Target Mundelein has a pallet of these at $22.54 as of 10/28 morning. 70% off and 4 star reviews on Amazon. Also I got a $1.50 off 4 General Mills Man Coupon at the register when I bought 2 CoCo Puffs and 1 Count Chocula. May hang on to that and use if the Count Chocula goes clearance next week or you can use with the 20% off cartwheel now.”
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Tony’s

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “The Niles location will have milk for $1.99! Limit 2.”

Jewel deals week of 10/29/14 – 11/4/14

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Here are the best Jewel deals and Jewel-Osco coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/29/14. 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

  • Money Making P&G Catalina deals — see full P&G Catalina matchups and scenarios here.
  • Green, red, black seedless grapes, $.99/lb.
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast $1.99/lb. Butcher block only.
  • 8-9 oz Perdue Short Cuts, $3.00. Use $.75/1 in the 10/12 RP or print $1.00/1 here (ZIP 02134, send it to Zoooom!).
  • Old Orchard 64 oz 100% apple juice (pictures regular and blends), 3/$5.00. Print $1.00/2 blends and $.50/1 juice here to get them for $1.17 each.
  • 14 oz Fisher peanuts, $2.50. Use $1.00/1 in the 9/21 SS (exp. 11/1) to get them for $1.50.
  • Buy one 3 pack Orville Redenbacher microwave popcorn, get one free plus two free 2 liters 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, Canada Dry 10, or Canfield’s seltzer. Popcorn runs $3.29-$3.99 depending on store location, so use $1.00/2 in the 10/26 SS to get all four items for $2.29-$2.99.
  • 12 oz POM tea, $1.00. Use $.50/1 in the 10/26 SS.

Two day sale 11/1-11/2 only

Saturday & Sunday “fall back for an extra hour of savings.”

  • Chiquita bananas, $.29/lb.
  • Boneless beef chuck roast, $3.49/lb.
  • Essential Everyday bacon, $2.99 limit 2.
  • Jewel dozen large eggs, $.99 limit 2.
  • Edy’s ice cream, $2.88.
  • Hills Bros or Kauai coffee 27.8-33.9 oz cans, 10 oz bags, or 12 ct single serve, $5.49. Use $1.00/1 Hills Bros. in the 10/26 SS or $2.00/1 Kauai in the 10/26 SS to get them $3.49-$4.49.

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

Reader deals 10/27/14

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.

Apps

  • Outlander comments: “Did you guys see all those great offers on Ibotta in the last couple of days? All generic- bread, soda, milk, cereal… I just redeemed a bunch! And even though I redeemed bread and cereal yesterday, it was there today again, so I redeemed it again, since I had another receipt. It says that the more name brand offers we redeem, the more generic ones we’ll get too.”
  • Karen shares: “I bought the Veev over the weekend. One bottle for me and one for hubby and since we each have smartphones and each have Shrink and Ibotta, two free bottles of vodka for us!
    Today I bought the VitaFrute cocktails also at Meijer. They are on sale for 12.99 and you can redeem 9.00 on Ibotta and 5.00 on Shrink. The total with tax for one bottle in Bloomingdale cost 14.00 and I’m getting back 14.00 in rebates. Here’s to restocking the bar for free for all those holiday parties. ;-)”

Coupons

CVS

  • From Shandelle: “Something to check for in your CVS extra care deals. My card and my mom’s card had an ecoupon on the site to send to card for a free box of Puffs 96 ct or Puffs Plus Lotion 48-68 ct, Exp 10/30. My friend and my coworker neither one had it, so must be random”
  • A deal idea from maggie: “With regard to the Hershey candy, combine manufacturer coupon with CVS store coupon for Hershey’s from 2 weeks ago. Makes for cheap Kit Kat: 83 cents/bag!”

Jewel

  • Outlander reports: “Found Westsoy milk for $0.99 on clearance at Jewel.” Print $1.00/1 here for free non-dairy milk.
  • For those who printed the NLA $2.00/1 coupon, jan says: “White or red wine vinegar were 2.49 at AH/Rand rd Jewel. And, Balsamic was 2.99. Still a good deal.”
  • Martha posts on Facebook: “Barilla’s $.99 a box at Jewel this week too.” For the $1.00/3 printable.
  • She also spotted: “I discovered these Wisconsin sharp cheddar Frigo Premium cheese snacks on clearance at a jewel not near my house earlier this week but I didn’t have my coupons with me. When I checked at my local store I discovered that they were on clearance there as well. The $1/1 printables I had expired today, but there is also a manufacture coupon available in the SS 9/28 insert that had an expiration into next month. There were lots there. Their other flavors are on sale 2/$7 this week which is still a decent deal with the coupons.”
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Reader requests

  • Heather is wondering: “I have not found the Adidas deodorant at any of the walmarts near me. :(. Which ones sell them?”
  • Jolene posts on Facebook: “Does anyone know where i can find a list of the lot numbers for the recalled Walgreen’s wipes? I Can’t seem to find one…. Thanks”
  • Shandelle asks: “Has anyone actually found a Walgreens that carries the Totino’s party pizzas? I checked 2 in the city but neither carried them. I don’t think I saw that deal in the ad either.”

Sears

  • Kim points out: “The nice thing about Sears’ gift cards is that you may use them at K-mart and Land’s End as well!”

Target

  • For those who did the Colgate kids’ deal earlier in the week, Victoria suggests checking if you can post-redeem: “I bought [Friday] and my target takes coupons up three days after … I got $2 back”

$2.00 coupon = Free Star vinegar at Jewel GONE

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Thanks to Caroline for sharing this one on Facebook! Star vinegar is on sale for $2.00 at Jewel. Print $2.00/1 Star product on the Star site to get it for free. Otherwise, this high value coupon should get you the red wine vinegar super cheap at a number of places.

Note: This coupon doesn’t show at all if you have an ad blocker on, although all the other coupons on the page do. This is Java-based coupon printing through Coupon Factory and would not print at all for me on my desktop, but printed in Chrome on my laptop. Print limit is one.

Reader deals 10/26/14

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.

Gift cards

Jewel

  • Ruby Red says: “About Laura’s Lean Beef – it’s on sale at Jewel this week, a one pound package for $6.50. It’s not organic, but it says no antibiotics, no growth hormones, and the cattle are vegetarian fed. We only eat beef once a week so it’s worth it to me.”
  • From peaches: “They have bags of Food Should Taste Good on sale for $2.50 at Jewel right now, and there is a $.75 printable coupon for it, for those people that don’t need 12 bags of it.. I bought a bag of Harvest Pumpkin chips a few weeks ago, and I thought it was good.”

Whole Foods

  • From Valentina S.: “Tasty Bite organic Basmati and brown rice are on sale at Whole Foods 2 for $3, and Asian noodles (I saw mushroom LoMei, Lemongrass ginger, and I forgot what the third variety was) are on sale 2 for $4. There is $2/3 WF coupon and $1/1 MQs on Hopster (boostable to $2, but I got one print of it) and on smartsource.com , zip code 77477. I got 3 8.8 oz. bags FREE – 1 Lemongrass ginger noodles and 2 organic rice bags – 1 brown and 1 Basmati after one $2/3 WF coupon and 3 $1/1 printable MQs (Any Tasty Bite product). I still have one boosted $2 and one $1/1 from the second computer. The $2/3 WF coupon is one per individual.” There is also a $2.00/3 on Mambo Sprouts.

McCormick Recipe Inspirations better than free at Jewel

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OK, the deals are coming faster than I can type them today, lol. Next up: McCormick Recipe Inspirations are currently on sale for $.75 at Jewel. (These are the little silly pre-measured spice cards with the spices for one recipe on the back.) Use the $1.75/2 in the 10/5 RP1 to get two free with $.25 in overage toward other items in your cart!

(Thanks, Jill Cataldo)

Reader deals 10/25/14

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.

Coupons

  • A tip from letsshop: “Try and find Hoy paper all 3 flyers but skimy version of  SS ! P&G are normal ,My newspaper guy gave me 3 Hoy’s today (: Also So $1/1 coupons for Hills Bros coffee ,In Hoy not sure in Trib”

Goodwill

  • Sent over by letsshop: “20%off coupons t print  for Goodwill for members this  Saturday only”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “My store in Bourbonnais has the Orvilles $3.29. This is a great deal with the new coupon!”
  • And Diane is wondering: “Does anyone know if this is good on regular Canada Dry? (It says Canada Dry 10, but the picture shows regular Canada Dry.) Thank you!”

Magazines

Meijer

  • DON says: “Hormel sausage – part of the b5g5o at 1.99 had attached .55 coupons – look for them”
  • Mary shares: “Yesterday & today Meijer here has Hefty zipper bags, dif sizes, 1/2 off. So the $3.19 40 count gallon storage I chose was aboaut $1.60 a box 1/2 off, then I had some “$1.00 off 2 ” coupons so got them for about $1.10 a box. Great deal, also is without the coupons. They were “all out” (1st day of sale, don’t you hate that?) according to employee, however when my husband spotted someone we know that works there she was able to find them in the back, isn’t that something. Anyway great great deal…”

Product information

Restaurants

  • Also sent over by letsshop: “Buona Beef has a new rewards plan going on ! I live near 2 locations ! points free sandwich on birthdays and always free beverages for seniors (:”

Target

  • A deal from Sara: “If anyone likes Laura’s Lean Beef, I have a Target scenario for you! Buy 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef $7.99 Buy 3 Boxes Hamburger Helper $1.72 x 3 = $5.16 Use a $1 printable from Laura’s website when you sign up for their newsletter Get $1 back from Ibotta for Laura’s Lean Beef Use $.75 off 3 coupon from SS (sorry, not sure which one) Get $.50 back from SavingStar Submit rebate (found on coupons.com) for free 1 lb of ground beef for $6.92 Total net cost: $2.98″
  • On Hip2Save, letsshop found a deal on Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix. Buy three Simply Cocoa for $1.29 each, get 25% off with Cartwheel, and use the $1.00/3 in the 10/19 SS to make it $.63/box.

Tony’s

  • From letsshop: “$1 coupons in SS for Hills Bros. coffee and Tony’s has it on sale”

Ultra Foods

  • Maureen spotted: “The Wheaton Ultra had a bunch of Enjoy Life snacks marked down in a cart near the check out lanes. Also $1.25 bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Baking Chips. They freeze well if you want to stock up for holiday cookie making.”