Reader deals 8/28/14

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

  • Found by feelgood, select Amazon accounts are receiving an offer for a free $10 promo code with a $50 gift card purchase. Sign into your account then click on this gift card promotion link, and you’ll either see the offer or a message saying your account is ineligible.

Costco

  • Sarah says: “I know that Costco always has Horizon organic creamer in the 32oz carton for that $4ish price. They also carry organic milk, but its not the Horizon brand. Their organic ground beef is a little over $4/lb which seems to be a good price. If you eat a lot of organic food, it seems like Costco would be a good place to go.”
  • She also shares: “I don’t know if this was a special deal or not, but at the Costco in North Riverside, they had an 8 pack of cartons of Kirkland Campbell’s soup tomato basil bisque soup for about $5 and they are delicious. I also got an 8 pack of Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes for around $3. Right now La Croix sparkling water is $6ish for a pack of 30, which is a good price for that.”
  • Artie confirms: “Every Costco I’ve been to,7,carry Horizon half & half,and heavy cream. 64 oz cartons”
  • From Lori: “The [Namaste] GF flour is a favorite of my gluten free teen who loves to bake! We also have been purchasing the Nitrate free bacon at Cosco – I think it is $14.99 for three 12oz pkgs. My family loves bacon, but I hate to feed them Nitrates – and the bacon tastes great.”
  • Martha comments: “The organic milk is sold in multiple packs of 1/2 gal containers, and I want to say the works out to around $4 per 1/2 gal.”
  • SoapboxTray adds: “I regularly buy the Horizon half and half for creamer, I gave up the flavored ones about a hear ago. The expiration dates on the half and half is good too, usually a month or two out. Lake Zurich usually carries Horizon whipping cream too and the individual chocolate milks. There organic milk was $11 I believe for 3 half gallon containers.”
  • Martha shares: “I have a family of five and a few regular items I buy there are:
    • Kirkland/Starbucks Fair Trade coffee beans, it’s something like a 3 or 5lb bag for $10
    • Organic tortilla chips, a HUGE bag is about $3
    • Their 2pk of Kirkland multigrain bread is delicious and is $4, and does not have that yoga mat bread additive in it
    • Hamburger buns come in a 12 pack for about $2.30, nice big ones, also without the additive in it.
    • Usually I’ll buy them and we’ll have burgers and crumbly burgers (like sloppy joes) that week.
    • Their 4 lb packs of butter are between $8-9, so about $2 per lb
    • Their 24 pk of organic free range eggs are a little over $6, they can be found cheaper occasionally elsewhere, but for consistency, this is a decent price
    • They have a big pack of 6 romaine lettuce hearts for I think just under $4 that we get and use for salads, sandwiches, shred for tacos, etc.
    • At first I thought I was crazy for getting so many at once, but so far, I don’t know that we’ve had much waste when I’ve bought them.
    • I also buy their diapers when there is a coupon that month, it works out to be cheaper than Amazon Mom (both huggies and Kirkland), and
    • Oxyclean generally goes on sale for $4 off every couple of months, making it about $12-13 for the big box of it.
    • We used to always get string cheese there, but the price has gone up a bit over the past year or so. It is still a decent price at $10 for a 48 pack, but it used to be $8-something.”
  • Lynn says: “Charisma bath sheets (the great big towels) are $11.99. They have limited colors, but I bought off white and they’re less than half the price of other stores. They also now sell baguette style bread in their bakery and it’s delicious. The shorter fatter loaves were tasty, but the long skinny ones are more versatile for our family. I think they are $4.99 for 2. Fage nonfat yogurt is also a good deal. They increased the size of the container and raised the price – now 48 oz for $5.99, but delicious if you can eat the equivalent of 8 small containers by the expiration date (hint: only use a clean utensil to scoop; fruit remnants will encourage mold to grow quickly!). K-cups, organic chicken stock, sea salt, dog food and (for an occasional indulgence) cheeseburger flavor chips – weird, but oddly addicting – are recurring buys.”

Coupons

  • On the Starbucks coupon, Terri J reports: “Wouldn’t work at Walmart. Worked at Jewel with 1.00 overage.”
  • And Valentina S. points out: “Save $1.00 when you buy one single bottled Starbucks iced coffee offer is also on Saving Star. Exp. 9/15/2014. One time use only.”

Freebies

Jewel

  • A find from Liz: “I found GOT 2 Be hairspray on clearance at jewel in park ridge normally 4.99 priced at 2.49..use the man. coupon 2.50 off hairspray for free hairspray”

Kmart

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Sears & Kmart Coupon for Shop Your Way Members: $10 in Points w/ $10+ Purchase (Facebook Required)” Click earn $10 back in points here, click get offer, then they email the code/coupon.

Mariano’s

  • From SoapboxTray: “I buy my organic milk from Marianos. $4.99 for a gallon but it is in plastic.”
  • She adds: “Also noticed that Mariano’s had Kalona Super Natural Milk with cream on top! I was going to try it but didn’t want to get too much milk to haul into work. If anyone has tried curious to know how it is. $4. for half gallon.”
  • Something to look for from John W: “The front section of my Tribune today had a Mariano’s wraparound ad that included a $4/$40 coupon thru Sept 3 (it doesn’t seem to have any exclusions, has anybody tried to buy alcohol with it?). Also, some specials in the ad good through Sept 3, $3/lb fresh made Black Angus pub burgers, half gallon fresh orange juice $3.50, fresh wild swordfish $10.99/lb. Mariano’s is also running a daily $4 special announced on their facebook page each morning”
  • From peaches: “Every time I have been in the Northfield Mariano’s they have had the fresh squeezed OJ for $3.50. It is really good. I think it is a lost leader. They sell tons of it. “

Meijer

  • A report from liz: “just came back from Meijer in rolling meadow and they had about 30 trial size rave hairspray..free coupon expires in 3 days..excited I finally found them”

Savers

  • Kari O. warns: “In Utah and Oregon I LOVED these 50% Holiday sales, but here the Lake Zurich store has been a huge disappointment. They overprice their items anticipating this sale…. For example: Regular Used Under Armor shorts priced at $19.99 instead of the “normal” $9.99 during non-holiday times.
    So, if you’re in between Crystal Lake or Lake Zurich… Go to Crystal Lake! Or any other location. :)”

Target

  • Something to be on the lookout for, from Kari O.: “I got a new Target Mailer of $21 worth of coupons…. It’s adorable. ‘How do we thank you? Let us coupon the ways. As one of our favorite shoppers, we think you totally deserve it.’ I love Target….”
  • From ellen: “went to target today and got Pasta Chips on sale $2.00. I had a printable for $2/2 so they were $1 each after coupon. Hope I like them. I had 2 $1 target couons for scotch tape. they were on sale bogo50%off. I got ones that were $1.44 so just $.44 after coupons on the 2 of them.”
  • On the Glad deal, Like2save says: “FYI – The $3.44 trash bags are the 4 gallon size.”
  • Maureen says: “8 gallon, those are $3.44, too.”
  • And anne warns: “Just did this deal and the 50% off the second one didn’t come off. Of course I only noticed AFTER I left. BUT I had 2 mobile q’s for glad, one was for $2/1 and the other for $1/1. I bought 2 and should have paid $1.16 minus the 5% CW. Going back to the ad to see if it says the bogo half off is only on larger ones…”
  • From Shandelle: “Like anne mentions, there’s also $1 off one Glad trashbags with mobile coupon PACKITBACK exp 10/4. I think you could stack both since those mobile coupons are from different sets on the same phone and the store coupons are different values, if your store doesn’t let you use multiple of the same one (mine has never cared but others have said theirs won’t).”
  • She adds: “Also the Buy 1 get one half off is only for larger sizes per the ad on target.com. Good on 13 gallon at the smallest.”
  • She also says: “You should be able to scan coupons from multiple barcode sets on the same phone in the same transaction also.. Like if they’ve sent you several sets and you did some of the promo code ones. They all count as separate ones as long as the barcode is different and you’re following the rules of one store and one manufacturer per single item.”
  • And finally, she suggests a way to possibly get more than one of the same mobile coupon: “In my experience you can. I have a friend that never shops Target because it’s a half hour drive when he has WM & Meijer basically across the street. When he comes to visit me, he does the Target texts so I can use his. We’ve done 2 of the same mobile coupon from 2 phones/barcodes in one transaction before and it worked. YMMV as far as cashier resistance to trying, though.”

Walmart

  • An idea from feelgood: “The $5 Minute Maid Walmart $5 gift card deal is still going on. Minute Maid is now $1.88 at Walmart, but can be price matched at $1.29 from the Eurofresh or Butera ad. After price matching and using the $1.00/4 printable, it becomes a $0.84 moneymaker!”

Meijer deals week of 8/28/14 – 9/3/14

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Here are the best Chicago Meijer deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 8/28/14 – 9/3/14

(Note: Smaller neighborhood grocery Chicago Meijers such as Niles, Melrose Park, Berwyn, and Orland Park, go off different and more local ads, so some of your deals may differ from those shown here. Please verify in your own ad. Other states, Northwest Indiana, and downstate IL are on the Sunday-Thursday ad schedule, so sales there start the Sunday before the Thursday they start in Chicagoland in IL.)

Top deals

  • Get $5 off instantly when you buy $15 hair care products. Excludes Meijer hair care, Studio M, and trial/travel. See $.74 each Pantene scenario here.
  • Kraft chunks, shreds, crumbles, cubes, cracker cut, $2.00. Use $1.00/2 Kraft Natural Cheese Shreds, Slices or Blocks in the 8/3 SS. $1.00/1 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese in the July AY.
  • Organic red, green, or black seedless grapes, $1.99/lb.
  • Certified Angus ground beef from chuck family pack, $2.99/lb.
  • Eckrich smoked sausage, $2.00. Print $1.00/1 on Facebook and get it for just $1.00.
  • Heluva Good dip, $.99. Use $.75/1 in the 6/29 SS (exp. 8/31) and get it for $.24!
  • 16 oz Ken’s dressing, $1.99. Use $1.00/1 in the 8/10 SS and get $1.00 back from Shopmium for a net cost of free.
  • Get $2.00 OYNO when you buy three or more Ziploc items. 20-25 ct storage bags, 15-20 ct freezer bags, or 100 ct snack or sandwich bags are $2.50. So buy four for $10 and use two $2.00/2 here and the $1.00/2 Target coupon here = $5.00 with $2.00 back for a net cost of $3.00 for all four boxes.
  • On the Campbell’s instant savings deal (must buy ten mix/match items for these prices):
    • Spaghetti-Os, $.50. Print $.50/3 here.
    • Pace salsa or picante sauce, $1.39. Use $.60/2 in the 8/24 SS to drop them to $1.09 each.

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

Meijer deals — $5 off $15 hair care starts 8/28

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I’ll have the rest of the Meijer deals up for you later tonight, but wanted to make sure everyone saw this one! Starting tomorrow 8/28 in Thursday market stores (IL-Chicagoland), and already running in Sunday market stores, get $5 off instantly when you buy $15 hair care products. Excludes Meijer hair care, Studio M, and trial/travel. This can make for some great deals — if you spot more in store, please comment here.

Pantene deal to get you started

  • Buy four 12.6 oz Pantene shampoo and or conditioner at $3.99 each = $15.96.
  • Get $5 instant savings = $10.96.
  • Use two $4.00/2 from the 8/17 SS or $3.00/2 from the 7/27 PG (exp. 8/31) = $2.96 for all four products, or just $.74 each!

(Thanks, Meijer Madness)

Reader deals 8/27/14

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.

Costco

  • Christina M. comments: “The Costco in Oak Brook has an Oregon table wine called Evolution for $11. It’s an excellent white blend and is $15 at Binny’s and on the winery’s website. We paid $40 for it at a restaurant before finding it at Costco!”
  • CHRISTINE says: “Beware of the bacon! I like to put mine in the oven on a cookie sheet with foil or a cooling rack below it. My family did not care for it this way. I had to fry it. It is really fatty. It fell apart when I separated it too. I didn’t care for it.”
  • Denise shares: “Our college kids take bags of the [Namaste blend] gluten-free flour with them when they go to school. One is gluten-free, the other has gluten-free friends and they both swear by this flour. They particularly like it for pancakes and the non-gluten free folks like them too”

Groupon

  • On the Chromecast, Karen warns: “My husband bought one new for $35 a couple months ago.    The signal was not strong enough ( we have max internet speeds) and it didn’t work right for us.”

Jewel

  • Raegan posts on Facebook: “I saw a bunch of [Bob's Red Mill] on clearance at Antioch Jewel. Might be worth looking for.

Meijer

  • A heads up from Sabrina: “Just an FYI..I bought the hefty odor shield lemon 45ct box today and my mperks didn’t come off. I noticed right away so I showed the cashier the mperks and she manually deducted $3.”
  • From juli: “The meijer brand ketchup has no hfcs :)”

Reader requests

  • Becky is wondering: “Hi Rachel, Have you or anyone else subscribed through [discountednewspapers.com]? Is this a reputable company? I’ve never heard of them until now. Thanks for any advice!”
  • Deanna posts on Facebook: “Does Costco regularly carry other Horizon Organic Products? I have been wondering where I could get a good deal for creamer, heavy whipping cream, milk, cheese, etc but don’t have a membership at Costco
  • Melissa responds: “Costco has quite a few organic items (not sure about the horizon brand specifically). I bought organic humus about a month ago and it was fantastic.
  • From anne: “Peaches [or anyone]–Which [Jewel] location did you find the cheddar [Food Should Taste Good chips] in?? That’s actually the flavor I’d like to try and the two locations near me only have jalapeño and multigrain…Thanks for your help!!”
  • Sanee on Facebook is wondering too: “Can anyone tell me which jewel location has the cheddar flavored chips?? Thanks!!”

School lunches

  • From ellen for a homemade chicken soup: “I have a 12 qt. stock pot that I use for chicken noodle soup. I take a washed whole chicken and put it in the pot with enough water to cover it. i add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and let it go untill the chicken is very tender and starts to fall apart. I take the chicken out of the pot and let it cool a bit so i can pull all the meat off of it. i like to leave the chicken in good sized pieces. Then i put the chicken meat back in the pot with a pound of peeled and sliced carrots, a big onion diced and as much sliced celery as you like. I also add either sage or thyme to taste. I simmer that for about another hour or so. I suppose you could add the uncooked noodles right to the soup but for some reason i have always cooked my noodles seperately and then added them to the soup. Check your soup for seasonings and you should be good to go.”
  • Jen k says: “Lunch ideas: homemade lunchAbles – put some lunch meat or cheese plus crackers and raisins/craisins. We have a lunch container with divided compartments so we do that type of lunch almost daily. Also veggies and dip. My older daughter likes to make her own wraps with hummus and turkey. Many leftovers can go in the thermos: Mac and cheese, pasta, meatballs. Sloppy joe meat, chicken soup, hot dogs cut up… We use a Yumbox for Ms. 7 – she only has to open the lid and all compartments are accessible. It saves time having to open 5 different containers, and she actually eats all of her lunch. Better yet, she loves to MAKE her lunch! The “dip” container is truly leakproof.”
  • Kelly shares: “Lunch Ideas: Here are 2 ideas that worked well for my kids. Chip Pizzas a.k.a chips & salsa & shredded cheddar. I bag everything separately–Tostitos Scoops, salsa, and shredded cheese. They dip and sprinkle. Idea #2 is cereal. Not very clever but always a sure-fire winner and quick to make on those hurried mornings. Most schools provide milk so I put their cereal in a Tupperware bowl and they are good to go.”

Reader deals 8/23/14

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.

Amazon

Apps

  • Shandelle says: “ALSO I think the exp date on the Laughing Cow Ibotta rebate varies per user. I have 2 phones in my household, when I redeemed one the other day it told me it expired Friday night like you posted. My other phone shows exp of midnight 8/24. My mom’s phone shows exp of midnight 8/25. She unlocked the rebate after me, maybe it depends on when you unlock it.”

Coupons

  • Valentina S. shares: “Got the e-mail from Chobani on 8/23/14 at 4:15 a. m.: ‘We’re happy to hear you received our coupon! Unfortunately, the coupon you printed had an error and should be discarded. Please see the link below to redeem the Buy One Get One Free coupon we intended to send.’ Oops, I redeemed the first 2 coupons at Meijer. They didn’t scan, but the self checkout associate entered them for me. The coupons don’t have stated face value.”
  • Jane says: “I got this same email from Chobani early this morning! I already used 1 coupon at Jewel the other night and it is the one that scanned in at 99c and I did think that was odd. So I re-printed the new coupon with the link they sent and it says max value $1.39. The old one has a max value of 30 cents! That’s why it isn’t scanning at Walmart I bet. Why it came up 99c @ Jewel is another story. I am just glad we got to the bottom of it. I was afraid the new one may have certain flavors written on coupon, which I can never find around here!”

Jewel

  • From comicbob: “The Jewel in Lake Zurich told me they have a free cookie club for kids as well (for those who don’t like fruit?)” They do. The card is just a thing for the kids and doesn’t need to be scanned. You just go to the bakery and ask. Most times, I have been offered a cookie as well :).
  • Outlander comments: “They do and there’s a card for it too, except you don’t need it at all. There are always cookies to take on the bakery counter, so the kids just take it. But I never remember the fruit, since my store never got the cards in and never know anything about it when I do remember to ask.” I haven’t seen cookies on the counter, we just ask. I guess it will vary by store.
  • Kari O. says: “Yeah, my kiddos get a cookie first and an apple or banana to go. :)” Mine too!

Meijer

  • From feelgood: “Even cheaper at Meijer. Ziploc 50 ct sandwich bags are $1.99. Buy 4 for $7.96. Use two $2/2 MQ‘s and one $1/2 Target coupon. Now it’s $2.96 for 4. You get a $2.00 Catalina which comes out after your 3rd Ziploc…you can scan that through as payment if you’re at self-serve. Total cost is $0.96 for 4 Ziploc! I actually had 2/$3 Ziploc rainchecks which I used tonight, so it was a one dollar MM for me.”

Menards

  • Kari O. reports: “In store the FAR ladies socks actually included youth as well! Picked up a pack for both my kiddos (toddler and kindergartener)! Although the sizes were really slim in Fox Lake. Lots of girls styles but only two boys and we took the last pack with black, white and grey colors.”

Target

  • Helen found Sunbutter: “Temporary Price Cut at my Target (Kenosha) for $4.97 through 9/6!”

Walgreens

  • Shandelle shares: “If your cashier is willing to scan the RR first, stuff might go through correctly? I don’t know, maybe the stars just aligned for me earlier tonight. I bought another Clearasil tube for $5.49, 3 Glade scented oil warmers ($1 each wyb 3) and a pack of the $.19 erasers as a filler. I gave the clerk my $3 RR from Almay yesterday first, then 3 $1 Glade printables and then the $1 Clearasil coupon.. all scanned without any problems. So who knows! And side point, if you buy the free Glade scented oil warmers, you can submit for $.75 back from Checkout 51 for a nice money maker (too bad the Ibotta offers expired, though). The Glade scented oil warmers are $1 each wyb 3 through 8/30.”
  • Jane comments: “I think Kroger used to accept RR from Walgreens and so did Walmart. I have not tried to use them there for months, does anyone know if they still take them? Thanks!”

Walmart

  • Nora tried Savings Catcher: “Thank you for posting this. I submitted mine online and have already gotten $7.62 back on three dinky receipts from this past week. One thing that is worth pointing out: Savings Catcher will NOT cover BOGOs – if you have those, you will still need to price match at the register.”
  • A point from Shandelle: “One of the things I really like about Savings Catcher is that because I travel quite a bit and shop outside the Chicago area sometimes, where I’m not familiar with stores and seeing the ads.. it’s doing that extra work for me. I go back and forth between Indianapolis and Chicago at least once per month to visit family. I try to check their sales before my trips but I miss stuff. Savings Catcher is awesome to pick up the slack for local stuff! :)”
  • She adds: “Someone somewhere (wish I could remember where I read it) said that they had already price matched in the store and got back additional money because Savings Catcher spotted an even lower price!”
  • And: “You can also download the Walmart app for iphone (and presumably Android) and once you register your phone and login to your walmart account, you can just scan the receipt in about 2 seconds, select purchase date and submit. I just installed the app today after typing in all the #s online and the app works beautifully.”
  • On Bic Brite Liners, Outlander says: “They are still $0.69 or $0.79 at Wags through today. I bought a bunch since its hard to find green highlighters and some teachers specifically request them.”

Reader deals 8/22/14

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.

Amazon

  • A find from Outlander: “Good deal on hazelnuts on Amazon if you like them for baking or whatever. Only $7.65/lb. with 20% S&S. I checked at Caputo’s 2 days ago and it was $12.99/lb.”

Costco

  • Rebecca comments: “Costco usually has Hansens, Apple & Eve, and their own Kirkland varieties, which are 100% juice or (even better in my opinion) watered-down juice, and nothing more. You can also get Hansens and Apple & Eve at most grocery stores.”

Coupons

  • Jane noticed: “It shows in the preview of the Walgreens ad that there is $1 Wet n Wild coupon in Sundays paper. I’m not sure if this is a new one or not or if it says you must buy more than $1 this time either? We will see….”

Food 4 Less

  • To get digital coupons, Valentina S. says: “Food 4 Less is a Kroger store. I registered here

Meijer

  • Tori shares: “I just came back from the Meijer in Aurora. They have all clearance clothes an extra 25% off what they are marked. I’m not sure if it’s all clearance because I was in a hurry, but got some boys athletic shorts for $3.38, boys jeans for $7.35, girls swimsuit $4.50, and even mens cargo shorts for $9.”
  • Something to look for from Maria: “On my mPerks, I had a coupon for 10 free 4×6 single image prints with the restriction that I had to print from the Meijer mobile app to store. The offer expires 8/23. I think this is a new feature on the Meijer mPerks app.”

Menards

  • Jane says: “I see the Gum 2 packs of toothbrushes are $1.49 BOGO and we have an insert coupon for 55c/1 Gum product. Does Menards allow a coupon on the free item? I’m guessing not but I really have not read their policy. Even if you use just 1 coupon, that makes 24 cent toothbrushes after the deal. Not bad if you need them. (they say super soft, which does sound nice on my gums…no pun intended!)”
  • A question from Sally: “Did anyone get papers at Menard’s Joliet last Saturday? My inserts were very thin, like Suntimes inserts.”

Rebates

  • Shandelle shares: “I can’t remember who it was that asked in the last couple days but regarding the Clearasil free after MIR questions concerning needing the UPC off the package. I just noticed on their facebook page they’ve responded to people saying you can either include a photo of the UPC along with the rebate form -or- more simply you can just write down the UPC on a post-it or something and include it with your submission. I plan to just take a screenshot of this Facebook reply & print it out to send along with the UPC written down, just to cover my bases.”

Target

  • To go with the $2.00/2 Ziploc, Cari points out: “Totally Target posts there is a Target $1/2 as well.” Note that the Target coupon is only for the 20-50 ct.
  • And Krystle noticed: “New Target mobile Q’s, text THANKS. Includes a 75 cents off of 2 Ziploc items (food storage and wrap). So $1.16 each for the 100 count sandwich bags.”
  • Andi has a possible use for the $1.50/1 coupon: “Spotted Infant’s Advil on clearance at Target in the Baby aisle for around $4.”

Ultra Foods

  • From susie: “There is a $1 coupon in the 6-29 RP that expired on July 27 for the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.”

Walgreens

  • An idea from Kitty: ” Lets All Complain to Walgreens. Here is the Walgreens customer service number……….1-800-925-4733. I called them today, nicely explained how unhappy I was with the new RR wording and rules and how that will affect my not shopping at Walgreens in the future. If each one of us took 5 minutes to do this, maybe it would have some effect.”
  • Shandelle shares: “Last year I went through a self check at Walmart and tried to scan a Walgreens RR just to see what would happen but it was rejected. And I know their system will scan normal manufacturer cents off catalinas, so I don’t think WM takes them. No idea about Kroger, since we don’t have any in the greater Chicago area. I saw a comment on KCL where someone said I think Publix takes them? But we don’t have those here either so not certain.”
  • Jane adds: “Yes, Steve right above my comment said Publix takes RR. I will have to re-read Krogers policy again to check, but several years ago I was talking to the CS girl at Kroger and she said they took them then but I do believe policy has changed. They were denying my Driscolls (printable) coupons if they were worth more then 75% of the price of the product, but since have changed that policy. They now accept printables just like insert coupons. I think they were afraid of fraud because people would make copies and the checkers were not trained to spot them. I will send my RR to my friend in TN to use at Publix if I get stuck with any! She will love that since she sends me any rebates for beer they cannot do there in TN.”

Walmart

  • Mandy reports: “Someone asked about the Rave trial size hair sprays a few days ago. I found them at the Bloomingdale, IL Walmart a few hours ago for .97 each. The bin was about 1/2 full , so I would guess about 20-30 of them. That is after I bought 1!”

Meijer deals week of 8/21/14 – 8/27/14

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Here are the best Chicago Meijer deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 8/21/14 – 8/27/14.

(Note: Smaller neighborhood grocery Chicago Meijers such as Niles, Melrose Park, Berwyn, and Orland Park, go off a different ad than other Chicago Meijers, so some of your deals may differ from those shown here. Please verify in your own ad. Other states, Northwest Indiana, and downstate IL are on the Sunday-Thursday ad schedule, so sales there start the Sunday before the Thursday they start in Chicagoland in IL.)

Top deals

  • Head over to Meijer mPerks and clip a $5/$50 coupon to use 8/22-8/23 — it says “use on every trip” so you can use more than once, if desired!
  • Strawberries, 2/$4.00. Organic, 2/$5.00. If Driscoll’s, use survey coupons.
  • Bunch local kale, $.79.
  • Skechers Kids spellbinders or Rough Trax, $30. Get $10 OYNO when you buy one pair of Skechers women’s, men’s, children’s shoes excludes clearance.
  • Suave Professionals shampoo or conditioner, $1.50. Use $1.00/1 in the 7/27 RP2 (exp 8/24) or print $1.00/1 here to get it for $.50.
  • Skippy peanut butter or Welch’s jelly, 2/$4.00. Buy both get a free Meijer split top bread. $.75/2 Skippy 8/3 SS. $1.00/2 Welch’s 7/27 RP2. So buy two PB, two Welch’s, two bread for $8.00. Use the $1.00/2 and the $.75/2 and pay $6.25 for all six products.
  • Top ten for $10 get the 11th item free deals:

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Reader deals 8/19/14

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

  • Andrea reports on the $1.49 EE cheese: “Also at the Jewel on Laraway in New Lenox, but not the one on Nelson in New Lenox.  I figured it had something to do with the Meijer opening in Frankfort.”
  • Terri J adds: “It’s .49 cents in Lockport too!”
  • Kay asks: “Which Oswego Jewel?”

Kmart

  • Jane says: “It’s K-Mart that sells Crystal Farms cheese! I was confusing Dutch Farms that they sell at Ultra and Jewel with this one. It is actually featured on the front of the Kmart ad thru today for 2/$5 8 oz. chunks or shreds. Whew, glad I figured that one out because it was bugging me.”

Meijer

  • Mandy reports: “Meijer in Bloomingdale had [the Rave travel size] just after the coupon came out, but, they were $1.29 or more I think, which isn’t a good deal to me, but, if you need them, try there.”
  • Valentina noticed: “I got an e-mail from Chobani with subject line ‘New Chobani Limited Batch. Special offer just for you!’ The offer was BOGO Chobani Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz. I printed 2 copies. And I have an Ibotta offer $.75 back when you buy 3 Chobani limited edition yogurt.”

Reader requests

  • Amanda asks: “Has anyone seen any discount codes for Morton Arboretum? Thanks so much!”
  • An alternative from Jen k: “If you’re near Morton Arboretum, consider Cantigny in Wheaton. It’s the old Robert McCormick estate that he donated to the city. The grounds are gorgeous, you can do tours of the home, plus there is a war museum on the property. The kid favorites are the real tanks they can climb all over. The whole thing is family friendly, they allow picnics or eat in their cafe. Parking is $5 and entrance is FREE. “
  • Kelly replies: “A second “yay” for Cantigny. Tanks are a highlight, as are the glass floor in the welcome building with a diorama underneath and the walk through war museum. My kids have loved it for years.”
  • Maggie is wondering: “Has anybody used these replacement screens before? Would you recommend doing this yourself? Thanks!”

Recalls

Restaurants

  • Kristina shares: “Eatza-Pizza special: “All thin crust cheese pizzas are 50% off – add additional toppings for the normal topping price. This offer is valid Monday thru Thursday 4pm to 9pm online only. Valid for pickup or delivery. Give our online ordering a try and save money doing it. www.eatza-pizza.com. On the left side, pick the ‘Back to School Specials’ menu. They’re on Montgomery Rd in Aurora. We just paid $12.xx for an 18″ xl pizza with one topping.”

Target

  • Outlander shares a Quaker idea: “I guess I would buy 11 for $22.50, use 4 $1/2 mfr Qs, 3 $2/3 Target Qs. Pay $12.50 for 11, or $1.14 still. I can’t get it cheaper.”
  • Amanda shares: “When we were in Michigan last week my mother picked that exact place mat up for my daughter at Target. It was $1.99 and they had a lot of other characters. I haven’t looked since I’ve been home but if someone is visiting Target it’s worth a look.”
  • Janell comments: “I read on Hip2save that [Vlasic Farmer's Garden] may be $2.34 at Target.”

Walmart

  • Beth P suggests: “There’s a $1/1 Birds Eye Recipe ready on Savingstar (exp 8/30) so you can submit your receipt from Walmart on the SS app!”
  • A tip from Shandelle: “You can check specific stock on walmart.com including these travel size Rave hairsprays. It’s usually fairly accurate.”
  • MamaHan shares: “The Walmart in Bloomingdale has the latest issue of Que Rica Vida by the customer service counter. The person at CS said they’re free, and they had some decent coupons inside. http://issuu.com/quericavida/docs/july-aug-2014_compressed?e=6360471/8731058 shows what the front cover looks like. Pages 45 and 47 have the coupons, which all expire 8/31/14.
    • Here’s what’s included: $1/1 one box of Nature Valley Granola Bars/Thins, Soft Baked Oatmeal Squares, Breakfast Biscuits, Fiber one Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Products
    • $.75/1 box of Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll Ups, Ocean Spray/Mott’s/Sunkist/Fiber One Fruit Snacks
    • $1/1 any flavor variety Totino’s Pizza Rolls
    • $.50/1 any size/variety of refrigerated Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
    • $1/1 can of Progresso soup
    • $1/1 box Trix cereal
    • $1/1 box Cocoa Puffs cereal
    • $.75/1 box Lucky Charms cereal
    • $.75/1 box Cinnamon Toast cereal The Totino’s and the Grands coupons will give you free/cheap eats.”

Reader deals 8/18/14

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.

Amazon

  • Outlander found V-8 Fusion: “There’s this one Also check that Q for other options, there’s some good ones.

Costco

  • Nancy M shares: “For those of us with a Costco membership these are an amazing deal this month. The 110 count box [of Finish dishwasher tabs] is on B1G1 free. They are $14.50 in store so each box comes to $7.25 + tax. That is an incredible deal!”

Food information

  • Vicky says: “This [Farmer's Garden] version of pickles lacks Polysorbate 80 which most commercial pickles have.”
  • Sarah comments: “I just learned how to do a whole chicken in the crockpot thanks to my America’s Test Kitchen cookbook for slow cookers. The basic idea is to mix your spices and oil in a bowl and nuke them in the microwave until it is fragrant. You stir about every 30 seconds. Rub the mixture under the skin and on top too. Place breast side down and cook on low 4-5 hours. You place it breast side down so the juices from the leg keep it moist, who knew!” I love America’s Test Kitchen!

Jewel

  • A find from peaches: “I was shopping at the Jewel on Chicago Avenue in Evanston last night, and I spotted the Al Fresco chicken grillers, but there was not a shelf tag for them. When I scanned them, they scanned for $2.99! They are normally $10.99. There is a $1 coupon that is in the 6/22 RP, that I am going to post redeem the next time I am in Jewel. I bought the Italian ones, but they also had buffalo and blue cheese, and caramelized onion burgers too. I have not tried these yet, but I love their chicken sausage. The grillers are in a freezer near the deli department.”
  • And she is wondering: “Anybody have any idea if this cheese is on sale at any other Jewel stores?”

Meijer

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “Allergy sufferers! Meijer in Bolingbrook, on Boughton, by the expressway has 180 mg 150 count “Aller Ease” (Meijer brand) Fexofenadine for $23/bottle. The ones I saw expire in Nov 2015. The boxes are labeled more than $23, but the shelf tag says $23. That’s $0.15 a pill. Yay!”

Reader requests

  • From lynn: “The fine print on the clearasil rebate says you need to send in the UPC. How do you get the UPC off of the plastic bottle?”
  • Ellen asks: “Has anyone found the rave hairspray anywhere? I checked at jewel, meijer and target with no luck so fR.”