Passover Clearance Shopping — and Gluten Free Macaroons!


I had about half an hour to kill today while I was out, so decided to wander around Jewel and see what was on clearance. Passover stuff, apparently! And this big fat Perdue oven stuffer roaster, on manager’s special at $.79/lb — “sell by” 4/25, so guess what’s for dinner Friday night?

Matzos, $.75.
3 Manischewitz Matzo Ball Soup Mix, $1.95.
3 Manischewitz macaroons, $2.97.
Perdue oven stuffer roaster, $6.75.

Paid $12.64.


Food allergies? Check out Passover clearance! For instance: Manischewitz macaroons are both gluten free and Pareve, which means they are also dairy free — even these chocolate chip ones that I found. At $.99 a can (originally a crazy $5.29), I picked up three containers for Junior High Guy today. (I just noticed my graphic may be misleading. Pareve does NOT mean gluten free, but these macaroons are both Pareve AND gluten free. :) )

Reader deals 4/24/14

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.


  • On the Hello Kitty cutters, lisa says: “ooh and I think I paid 1.36 for mine a while back! these are super cute and just yesterday we made sugar cookie sandwiches (with frosting in the middle of 2 cookies) with these for my daughters bday! very cute!”

Dollar Tree

  • Lora says, of the mini LED reading lights: “Just an FYI, they carry these at most Dollar Tree stores also. My kids love theirs!!”


  • Christy posts in Hot Deals: “Snapfish is currently giving 100 free prints per mongh for a year if you download their app.”

Home Depot

  • A find from kelly: “Home Depot Carol Stream has Raid Ant and Roach Killer on sale this week for $2.88. With coupon, it’s $.88.”


  • Shandelle reports: “Also I noticed this week that Jewel registers are printing out some pretty decent high value catalina coupons. I always go through self scan and yesterday and today I received: $1.50 off 1 Ultimate Hamburger Helper (Exp 5/21), $1.50 off 1 box of Chocolate Toast Crunch or Multi Grain Dark Chocolate Crunch Cheerios (Exp 5/20), $1 off 1 Campbell’s skillet or slow cooker sauce (Exp 7/15), and two $1 off 1 Philadelphia cream cheese tubs! They are all manufacturer catalinas, too, so you could take them elsewhere such as Walmart or whatever other stores will accept the ones that have Jewel’s logo on it.”

Loyalty programs

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Log in to your Starbucks account at Scroll to the the bottom of the Rewards+ Dashboard, Click Start Now button and then click watch the C.A.F.E. Practices video to receive the bonus. You must stay on the Starbucks page while doing the activities and the redirect prompt will show up to register your completion. Must sign up between 4/23-4/29.”
  • He also emails: “Win Free Redbox codes from Conagra


  • Sara comments: “Just read that Ladies Home Journal is shutting down. Another printed media victim in this digital age.”


  • Sara says: “It looks like the new Mariano’s on Sheridan & Foster opened on Tuesday. Can anyone confirm that’s true?”
  • Christina answers: “Yes, they did. I know someone who went and someone who works there :)”


  • Something to check your Checkout51 for, from Tori: “Apparently not everyone got $1 back on any variety, any size Flipz this week, but if you did get it the 5oz bag of Flipz are on sale for $1 at Menards through Saturday (4/26). Or I saw them a few days ago at Dollar Tree (south Naperville, 111th St & Rt 59), but I’m not sure of the size. Free Flipz.”

Product reviews

  • Suzann was not a fan of Ten soda: “Reason is in my opinion, they taste awful. We decided the 7 UP10 tasted like dishwater- the taste you get when someone has not rinsed a glass well. Of all the flavors, RC10 was the best. Just our opinion.”

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “For those who use Shopkick, I noticed one show up to receive 1000 kicks for scanning any fuel-efficient Ford vehicle. lol so what are you supposed to scan? Anyone try this? I mean, cars don’t have barcodes.. does the VIN work? The nearest Ford dealer to me in the city is like 8 miles away so I’m not sure if this will be more trouble than its worth. I googled and found all sorts of people wondering the same thing and saying the car salesmen had no clue what they were talking about. Apparently this is an offer only for the greater Chicago area.”
  • Amanda asks: “Any one know anything about Glen Ellyn Dump Day this year? Is it happening?”
  • And jane responds: “I just discovered that Staples will recycle all your old electronics, tvs, and batteries. In case that’s what you need to get rid of.”
  • Artie adds: “Here is a huge list of where to recycle Registered Residential E-Waste Collection Sites I need to get rid of one or two 25in tube TVs. Anyone know of a place that would pick them up at my home for a free or at a low cost?” I would love to know this as I have a 32″ that needs to go!


  • A warning from Amy on ordering rugs online: “Be careful, be very very careful. IF your expecting fringe on the end, there is none. The pile is very synthetic feeling. Very disappointed with the online rugs I ordered, but I have to remember I am ordering sight unseen – rug unfelt.”
  • Kari O. comments: “Another cheap option for area rugs with more variety is a local company called Carpet Concepts in Round Lake. She binds carpet remenants and sells them for $40 flat. The sizes vary from 4×7 to 9×7. In the nice weather she puts a cart out by Circuit dr which is off Rollins but you can also call her shop too and ask if she has anything you’re looking for.”


  • Shandelle says: “Target has California Pizza Kitchen pizzas on price cut for $5 each (reg $6.19). You can use the $2/2 Target printable and two $1.50 manufacturer bricks printables from the CPK site (Not sure the bricks link is still working or it may be out of prints now) to get both for $5.”


  • Tina shares: “If you are too far from Ultra for price matching, Montgomery Market also has [Hamburger Helper] for 88¢. However, the ad says ‘While supplies last’, will WalMart allow the match with that wording? Or just not show the ad? ;-)”
  • Another allergy rebate idea, From Sandy: “At Walmart } Buy 2 Benadril Allergy 24 tabs @ 4.44 = 8.88 and one Kleenex ultra soft 75 count for 1.57 = 10.45 Use $3.00/ 2 Sudafed adult PE, Sudafed children’s, Benadryl, Children’s Benadryl, Tylnol sinus, Visine or Neosporin Ecxema Essentials product (SS 04/13 ) 10.45 – 3.00 = 7.45 oop = a big fat $12.55 MM !!”
  • Tamara adds: “Shopmium also has $.50 off on Kleenex”
  • From Shandelle: “I noticed in Ibotta there is $1 back on a 5.3 oz Yoplait greek yogurt cup (any flavor but excludes Greek 100) which is a Walmart exclusive rebate. These are 10 for $10 at Jewel right now. Not sure what Walmart sells this product for, but I plan to price match Jewel if they’re higher for a free yogurt. :)”

Reader deals 4/23/14

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.



  • Outlander says: “I found this book at my library to help with Windows 8.1. No, I’m not a senior. :)”

Bridal gowns

  • To add to yesterday’s collection, Mandi says: “For wedding dresses- try house of hope in Barrington. Some of the dresses are older, but alot of them were donated from wedding boutiques for the tax write off. I found mine there -never been worn, beautiful hand beaded detailing all over the dress. I just had to get it hemmed. All the dresses are $50. The veils range in price. Also the ladies that work there are very friendly. They also have formal dresses for bridesmaids/ mother of the bride. Check their website, they have particular hours. Hope this helps!”


Cost Plus World Market

  • From John W: “Weds. April 23 is World Market’s one day BOGO coffee sale on their house brand 12 oz. coffees, which start at $5.99 (regular and decaf, it’s a very good deal on decaf). So, get 6 coffee for $17.97, use a 10% off coupon (via email or the 4/13 World Market ad, or joining at to make it $16.17, plus members (World Market Explorer) will get double coffee credits, enough for one free bag of coffee in the future (you can get the expensive kinds for free, too). So that’s 7 bags of coffee for $2.31 each, a great deal on good coffee.”


  • Theresa posts on Facebook: “In today’s Chicago Tribune, the back cover of the wrap-around for the sales inserts has a nice Brach’s candy coupon – $1 off any one Brach’s product, 12 oz. or smaller. Expires 6/1/14. Wanted to point it out, since it is easy to miss.” Yesterday, I got this in my hand-delivered ads and Rachel got it in her mailed ads.


  • On the allergy rebate, Suzann wonders: “Do you have to buy the 48 count? If you could do the 24 count as Jenny at the Southern Savers blog points out your mm would be over $14.00.” The rebate doesn’t seem to specify a size.

Fannie May

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Easter Candy Sale – Up to 50% @ Sale items, low to high sort - items from $1.99. And, these coupons stack with sale prices: 53119  - 30% off $30 purchase 11999  – 15% off any purchase”

Food 4 Less

  • On the 4/$8.00 cereal that gets you a free gallon of milk, ellen says: “you could use the cereal coupon that came with the sunday paper.” There was a $1.00/1 and samples with some Sunday papers, but I got mine with Saturday’s Sun-Times.


  • Raegan posts in Hot Deals: “Some of the EB Farms 5oz salads have $1/2 peelies on them too.” I have seen them at Meijer recently as well.
  • Regarding post-redeeming store coupons, Ashley says: “Yes from experience it works just as well. It’s any coupon they said.” Yes, this is one thing I have never had a problem with at Jewel, lol.
  • Theresa emails: “Jewel pizza Catalina”
    jewel digiorno

Piggly Wiggly

  • Outlander found: “New Piggly- Wiggly in Carol Stream has gallons of skim milk on special for 99 cents (49 cents after Ibotta) because it expires on 4/26. Even found a gallon of Organic milk for $1.99 exp. 4/29. Time to make quiche, rice pudding…”

Reader requests

  • A Target question from Eva: “Anybody know prices for strawberries, blackberries, clementines kiwi.  Either locations schaumburg rd or army trial rd.  I know prices vary”
  • One from Charlotte: “Speaking of tablecloths… I want a runner or two for my dining room table. Any idea where I can get some cheap? :)”


  • Cari found: “From Totally Target ‘Buy 2 Zyrtec 10 mg Liquid Gels 25 ct ($16.19) & Visine Allergy Drops ($3.23) = $35.61 -.32 (use 10% Off Visine Eye Drops Target Cartwheel x5/3 -$8.00 (use two $4/1 Zyrtec Adult Product 12 ct+ 4-13-14 SS1 x5/2 -$1.50/1 Visine Product HERE = $25.79 – $10 (get back two $5 Gift Cards for buying the 2 Zyrtec thru /26 = $15.79 for all after coupons, cartwheel & gift Cards plus submit for the $20 Visa Card for buying 3 qualifying products HERE‘”
  • A reminder and a find from feelgood: “If you haven’t used them yet, today (4/23) is the last day to use the THANKS and SPRING mobile coupons for $1.00 off $1.00 fruit ,vegetable, and meat purchases. Went to the Lemont Target a few days ago and they had 24-oz chicken drumsticks marked $3.19 with $2.00 off clearance stickers. After the $1.00 mobile coupons, paid $0.19 for each!”


  • From feelgood on the Hamburger Helper and beef rebate: “I think I’ll buy 4 HH instead of 3, plus the ground beef, in each transaction. 3 HH = $0.88 x 3 = $2.64 – one $1.00/2 MQ = $1.64 4 HH = $0.88 x 4 = $3.52 – two $1.00/2 MQ’s = $1.52″
  • He adds: “Shop & Save Market has Fresh 80% Lean Ground Chuck $2.39/lb. You could also price match Shop & Save’s Whole Sweet Seedless Watermelon $1.99 price at Walmart, if they have whole watermelons.”

Jewel, CVS, and everyone is competition shopping


I was out all morning ferrying a kid to a dr. appointment, then stopped by CVS and Jewel after dropping him off safely at school since I was out anyway…


Six Wright sausage rolls, $15.00. Used three BOGO from the 3/30 SS and three $1.00/1 printables (no longer available).
2 Fresh Express spinach, $2.00. Used $1.00/2 printable from the Fresh Express salad swap.
Two 22 oz bowls watermelon, BOGO at $3.49.

Paid $9.35. Remember how I said it was just produce and milk this week unless a really great grocery deal popped up? The $.75 sausage rolls qualified. :)



Then I went to CVS for the milk part of this expedition — where, as so often happens, it was cheaper to buy all this stuff than to walk in and just buy a gallon of milk. So here’s the thing. We always hear about grocery store competition in the Chicago market, but I think it’s important to look more broadly at drugstores, dollar stores, and more. Did I want to stop at another store today after Jewel? Not so much. But, buying a gallon of store brand milk at Jewel while I was there anyway would have cost me straight up $2.57 + tax. Running into CVS on the way home got me name brand milk + several other things for literally half the price of the gallon of generic milk at Jewel.

Multiply that by the number of the people who might run into Jewel for just that gallon of milk and end up picking up other things while they are there (the milk being in the back of the store for a reason!)  — but instead are running into CVS or Walgreens to get name brand milk at the same price or better. No, it’s not just milk, but milk is a prime example of what I mean here.

Anyway… here’s what I bought.

Dean’s milk, $2.99.
4 Almay eyeshadow softies, $19.96. Used $3.00/$15.00 makeup from the magic machine and four $4.00/1 from the 4/13 SS.
2 Scope to Go, $4.98.
popchips, $2.00. Used $.55/1 printable.

Paid with $10 ECB and $2.28. Got back $10.00 ECB ($1.00 milk, $3.00 Almay, $6.00 Scope) to bring that down to net $2.28. Will get back another $1.00 from Ibotta ($.50 milk, $.50 popchips) for a net cost of $1.28 for the lot.

Jewel deals week of 4/23/14 – 4/29/14


Here are the best Jewel deals and coupon matchups I see at Jewel-Osco for the week of 4/23/14. If your paper ads don’t come until the Wed. Tribune, you can sneak peek the Wed. ad on Tuesdays, here.

  • Note that the alcohol deals are sometimes different in Indiana stores, and that pricing may vary between stores. I am using the Lombard, IL ad for this matchup.

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

Top deals

  • Fresh Express 9 oz spinach, $1.00. Monopoly item. Sign up for the Fresh Express salad swap. Enter codes off of bags to earn $1.00/2 and eventually $2.00/2 coupons!
  • 9 oz fruit cup: Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, mixed melon, pineapple, $1.00. Note that at Jewel, 9 oz here refers to the cup size, not the actual weight of the fruit — it’s all the same size cup no matter what kind of fruit or how heavy it is.
  • 22 oz watermelon bowl, BOGO at $3.49.
  • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, or Apple Jacks 8.7-10.5 oz, Raisin Bran 13.7 oz, or 8 ct Rice Krispies treats, $2.00. Use $1.00/2 Kelloggs Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies 9 oz or larger in the 4/6 RP or $1.00/3 Kelloggs All Bran, Frosted Mini Wheats, Special K, Smart Start, Mueslix, Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran or FiberPlus 8 oz or larger in the 4/6 RP. On Kellogg’s Family Rewards, print $1.00/2 Frosted Flakes, $1.00/2 cereal, $1.00/2 Raisin Bran, or $3.00/3 ANY Kellogg’s cereals. Just a buck each after the $3.00/3 coupon.
  • Angel Soft bath tissue 12 ct double or 24 ct regular roll or Sparkle paper towels 6 ct big or 8 ct regular rolls, 2/$9.00 must buy one of each. Use $1.00/1 Sparkle printable here or $1.00/1 in the 3/23 RP and $.45/1 Angel Soft in the 3/23 RP. That gets you the paper towels for $3.50, or $.58 a roll, and the TP for $4.05, or $.17 a roll.
  • Wright breakfast sausage rolls, links, patties, $2.50. Use the BOGO in the 3/30 SS to get two for $2.50, or just $1.25 each! If you also have the $1.00/1 printable (no longer available) use here as well to make it $.75 each.
  • Muller FrutUp yogurt, $.79. Use $2.00/5 in the 3/2 RP and pay $1.95 for five, or $.39 each.
  • Barilla blue box pasta is listed on the front flap at $1.00 and on the inside for $.88. Hopefully they mean $.88. Use $.55/2 in the 3/23 SS.

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

Reader deals 4/22/14

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.


  • Zack posts in Hot Deals about the pinch guards: “We got these a while back! They are pretty cook and useful for under two bucks!”
  • And if you want to be terrified into buying them, Kari O. shares: “I’m buying these. My sister in law got her pinky chopped off earlier this year from a rogue door, so for $1.67 I can be a little less paranoid about my kiddos near doors. Thanks!” That is horrible!

Bridal gowns

  • Suzann says: “For bridal check the most upscale consignment shops in your area- that’s how I got rid of mine. Next marriage ceremony was at the courthouse—LOL. I am one of the readers in Houston so my consignment shop will not work for you looking for a bridal gown but try the upscale consignment stores in your area perhaps even phoning ahead so you don’t waste gasoline. This used to be a decent resource but I do not know what it has evolved into–David’s Bridal.”
  • Beth suggests: “Wedding Belles in Barrington sells sample dresses and on consignment. I paid about $400 for my dress there in 2005. Wouldn’t know what the prices are like these days, but I had a great experience there when I was a bride.”
  • Joanne’s advice: “For the person looking for wedding dresses – there is a little thrift store in Tinley Park – called NU2U – 170th Oak Park Avenue – every so often they get a donation from bridal salons of the sample dresses – they don’t have much left now(a couple of racks – a few months ago they had so many dresses, they held a special sale at t different location) – but they are only $15 – the fabric and ornamentation on the dresses is worth more than that. I think its worth a trip – you can ask when they’ll get the next shipment in(if they know they also had bridesmaid, mother of the bride, etc.”
  • An idea from theresa: “Bridal shop in west dundee having one day sample sale I think it is April 26th. Give them a call. saw sign as I drove through town but not really looking for that.”
  • A tip from Jamie: “Check craigslist and Facebook groups. There are also wedding blogs- I don’t remember the name but it was only 5 years ago but I had posted my dress. It never sold but it was kind of expensive.”
  • An idea from ellen: “try the Goodwill in Lincoln Park in chicago. My daughter shops there for designer clothes.”
  • Another from kelly: “I was just at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale. There’s a store there called Total Wedding. I noticed they were having 50% off on wedding dresses. Looked like a pretty good selection. The store is on the upper level across from JC Penney.”


  • Jill warns: “I used to buy the groupon to King Spa a lot, but most recently I have found the place to be crazy busy and far from zen. I don’t think it is even worth $10 with the amount of folks packed into the place!”


  • Kari O. found Popchips: “I just bought these on clearance yesterday at Jewel! They were $1.50 in Spring Grove. Woo, looks like I’ll be post redeeming. :)”

Krispy Kreme

Reader requests

  • One from jane: “Does anyone have any free classes on Windows 8/8.1 to recommend? Staples offers classes, but I’m not sure if there is a cost.” One place to check is your local library; they often offer free basic computer classes.

Ultra Foods

  • Lori S. reports: “Ultra in Downers Grove doesn’t even sell Aloha Morning Hawaiian Punch, looked for it the other day.”
  • But linda found it: “the ultra in Kankakee has the aloha morning and is part of the sale I purchased 3 for 88 cents each and my kids love it.”

$.75 Wright sausage at Jewel starts Wednesday


Starting Wed. 4/23 at Jewel, Wright breakfast sausage will be on sale 2/$5.00! Use the BOGO coupon in the 3/30 SS and the $1.00/1 Wright brand breakfast sausage here (ZIP 77477 then reload). Out of prints :( — if you missed it, it’s just $1.25 each after the BOGO coupon, though. That gets you two for $1.50 after both coupons, or just $.75 each.

Note: I know some of you have had trouble with this at Jewel, but it is specifically allowed in their policy: “A cents off coupon may be used with a B1G1Free coupon, redeemable on the purchased item.”

Reader deals 4/21/14

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.


  • Mike says: “$2/1 CVS diapers on the link that takes you to the page.”
  • A report from feelgood: “Just got from CVS. 4-pk Scope TO GO is regular priced at $2.57, with a $3.00 ECB, Limit 2. Bought 2, paid $5.14, got a $6.00 ECB.
    $0.86 MM.”
    cvs scope togo

Internet service

  • From feelgood: “looking for cheaper internet service, you may want to look into this offer on Groupon. You can get up to 500 mb a month free, or 2 gb for $17.99. Don’t get the stick, it’s only for one device…the Photon is a hotspot and several devices can sign on at the same time. Uses 4G Sprint. Lots of mixed reviews on freedompop, though.”


  • Kari O. shares: “I found after Easter Fresh Turkey and Turkey Breasts for 99¢/lb at two different Jewel-Osco’s today. Not a bad price since there’s no minimum purchase and it’s not Thanksgiving. We got 2 for the freezer. I’m also searching for clearanced Easter hams too. Has anyone seen any markdowns on those?”

Mobile phone plans

  • April shares: “For a cell phone plan I use Family Mobile from Walmart. It’s based on Tmobile network . $45 per month includes unlimited talk and text + 5 gb Internet access. I think you can add additional lines for $10-15. The draw back that you can’t recieve any of text massages from Target with coupons”


  • A tip from Matt: “When you go to the resale shop look for ink that matches your printer. Every once in a while I find expensive ink for under $5. Sometimes the outer box is damaged and the ink is sealed inside.”

Reader requests

  • An Ultra Foods question from Jeff: “Does anyone know if the aloha Hawaaian punch is included in the sale to use the 1.00 off coupon tia”
  • From benita: “I am looking for a wedding dress for a friend. Last year house of hope in arlington heights has a may bridal sale, but they are no longer running the sale. Goodwill and the Salavation Army is a hit or miss. Does anyone know of sample sales, charity shops, etc for wedding dresses. The wedding is a year away, so if the sale is later in the year that is ok.”
  • An idea from Samantha: “I had seen this in the Sunday Trib and it looked cool”
  • Martina says: “Low in Kellogg’s Raisin Bran as well. Thank’s again :0)” There is a $3.00/3 printable here. Anyone know of a good place to use it?
  • She also is: “Looking for a deal on Flushable Cleansing Cloths (Scott, Cottonelle…). Thank you :0)” This Amazon deal is one idea, any others?


  • For the Method deal, liz noticed: “theres a $1.00 off handwash method on my shopmium also!”
  • A baby food deal from andi: “check’s post (search Ella) on some of the recent baby deals. I got 4 pouches of Ella’s organic baby food for a friend for $0.40 total, or 10 cents each. TotallyTarget provides a link to a $1 printable, which works on a single item (obviously, you’ll need multiple printers as it’s 2 per [computer]). Then, Target text club for baby deals provides a $1.50/4 Target coupon. Lastly, I had 10% on Cartwheel (not sure when this expires). Had I been able to get ALL Strawberry apple, it would have been $0.06 total for all four. However, store was picked over, and I had to get other pouches with a ring price of $1.77 (the strawberry/apple was $1.39). Then used my redcard, of course.” Unfortunately, the Cartwheel expired 4/19.


  • Tamara found: “Free Glade Decor refills at Walgreens. $1 each when you buy 3. Buy 4 at $1 and use two $2/2 from rightathome.”


  • On the Hamburger Helper deal, Jane says: “I just printed up the rebate and it is limit 2 offers per address! I wonder how much ground beef is at Walmart anyway? That is $12.88 worth of free meat!” Not sure, but you could price match that as well!

Reader deals 4/18/14

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

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Jane says: “I used my 2- $1/1 printables for the Challenge butter Wed. to get them for $1.28 each….but then I noticed in this weeks Berkots ad, they had them for only $2 each. I was going there anyway this morning, so I tried to get another 2 for only a dollar each but they denied my coupon because it had a JEWEL LOGO on it! She even brought out the manual showing me the policy. It is a manuf. coupon and does not say ONLY at Jewel….I left them on the belt. Silly. Just wanted to share it w/ others who may shop there.”


  • Nikki shares: “I purchased the rain barrels Aileen is talking about last year. Unless they’ve changed it, it is a limit of 2 per household. They were not delivered in the time frame promised (shocker, right? LOL) but they were nice enough to hide them from street view, as we were not there when they were delivered. They were easy to install, came with instructions, & all the necessary hardware. After researching many rain barrels, these were the cheapest we found at the time.”


  • Something to look for from Outlander: “At Jewel, if you are doing $5/5 Kraft deal with Kool Aid Jammers, look for clearance ones (lemonade and watermelon flavors) for $1.58, so only $0.58 after the discount.”

Online deals

  • On the cheap refurbished desktop, Matt says: “I would add is that refurbished with desktop computers typically just means the computer was used, so they just wiped the hard drive and reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows. Individuals or businesses refurbishing computer are basically just part of a program where Microsoft allows them a cheaper license to put Windows on a used computer that has not had a motherboard change or processor upgrade so that it can resold or donated. Other types of refurbished products actually had something wrong with them and were repaired, so there may be a little more risk involved.  Definitely for the kids a machine like this is slightly faster than an old XP machine. Pick up a cheap flat panel monitor from the Good Will for under $10 and they’re ready to go. This machine was probably around in the early days of Vista (pre-2009) and may have had Vista or XP on it originally. You can usually get a decent used dual core machine on eBay for $100, but a lot of times the machines don’t come with an operating system. The biggest thing to check on a machine like this is to do a quick Google search to determine how much RAM you can put in these because that is the main thing that can be upgraded in a machine like this.” He also shares this link.


  • For the paper products deal, Kari O. says: “don’t forget there is a $1/1 Bounty DuraTowel in the coupon booklets from Pampers diaper cases! Also Target sent out those Spring mailers last month with $1/1 and $1/2 Paper Items which include Bounty 6ct+ packs.”
  • A deal from Jordan: “Use the Aveeno coupon in the latest of the Target Baby mobile coupons and the 5% off Aveeno on Cartwheel, then get $2 back from Checkout 51 for Aveeno baby lotion for as low as $.74 each.” Not everyone will have the Aveeno baby offer, but definitely worth checking your Checkout 51!


  • For more cheap detergent, Mallory realized: “If you “unlike” Ajax on Facebook and “relike” them again, it will let you print it more than once! :)”

Stop me before I shop again free Redbox shopping


I have shopped WAY too much this week. But Redbox texted a free code (Mr. 7 picked out Frozen to watch while they’re off school for Good Friday tomorrow!), and I figured as long as were were picking that up at Jewel anyway some cream cheese might be nice… As you can see, Mr. 7 quite enjoyed his free Kid’s Club apple, too.


Something was bonus here since I got six Monopoly tickets. They were all duds, but what can ya do.

2 Enjoy Life Plentils, $2.00 on the clearance rack. Will post-redeem two $.75/1 printables.
2 Claussen pickles, $3.98 after instant savings. Used two $.55/1 printables here.
3 Philly cream cheese tubs, $4.47 after instant savings. Used three $.75/1 printables here.
Land O’ Lakes half sticks butter, $1.99. Used $.50/1 printable (no longer available).

Paid $8.81. Will post redeem $1.50 in coupons for the Plentils to bring that down to $7.31. Oh, and got the free Redbox and free apple, too. :)