Reader deals 4/12/14

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.

Coupons

  • Artie comments: “Anyone else notice that perhaps because of the price increase Tribunes were selling faster at Dollar Tree? My store opens at 8AM and by 9:15 over 80% were gone. How long before people try to start reselling them?”
  • Jane says: “Did you also notice the exclusion on the Vidal Sassoon coupon, excludes 12 oz. size! That is not a tiny bottle. This was the one we got free at Family Dollar a few weeks ago. Geez.”

Dollar General

  • Darlene posts on Facebook: “If you are at Dollar General anytime soon & see “RubyKist 100% Apple Cider” — have the cashier price check it. $.01 at my Dollar General yesterday!! (Seasonal item from fall that ‘shoulda been pulled’ is what cashier told me) Date on the 8 bottles I bought — for $.08!! — is 9/15/15, so that’s not the issue. I went in for paper plates, napkins, spotted these on an endcap & thought that sounded good with some spiced rum I had at home :) No price on shelf or bottle. When it rang up for $.01, I sent my teenager back to pick up the other 7 bottles on the shelf. WOW!”
  • She adds: “There were some other juices on the endcap, too. Tampico, some v8, etc. Might head in there today to price check some of those — IDK. can’t hurt, I suppose.”

Easter Bunny

Meijer

  • From Kim: “The sara lee boxed snack cakes are 2.50 and there is a 1/1 q making them 1.50 each.” We didn’t get it in the Tribune, unfortunately.

Rebates

  • Kitty emails: “There is a Try Me Free rebate for the Ban Wipes The package sticker says,    Visit      feelbanfesh.comrebate    to complete the rebate form.  UPC, receipt and sticker are required. 1 per household through 4-30-14. Wonder if using the free coupon will affect the rebate. Usually it doesn’t but it did on those glucose meters Walgreens has a while back.”

Tanga

  • Some information on the massager, from letsshop: “Mine helps sometimes depends on how bad pain is ,electrodes can be costly last a short time ,temporary fix on pain in certain parts of body .I put mine up all the way ,so electronic impulses can relieve some of the nerve pain .I get mine free threw Medicare cause of back problems and being a senior. Its generally called 10s unit if its the one I think it is .”

Target

  • An idea sent over by Kitty: “I got a great deal on 12 oz Driscoll’s blackberries at Target.  They are $2.50, less 5% cartwheel ($2.37), less $1 MQ from Driscoll’s survey.  That made them $1.37 for 12 oz.  I am pretty sure the Driscoll’s survey is still active.  I do it every few weeks and can print 5 or more coupons each time.”
  • For the new coupon, Shandelle says: “There’s also 15% off Reddi-Wip in Cartwheel (Exp 4/19). I read elsewhere these are 2/$4 at Kroger right now (not sure which region), so $1 after the coupon.”

Walgreens

  • From liz: “this week I got flat out wraps for 1.99 unadvertised sale at walgreens normally these are 2.99.. they keep them frozen so you can ask for some from the back and keep them frozen at home…once thawed they have a shelf life of 16 days…this is the best price I have seen for these”
  • For anyone going today, letsshop found that the 21 ct Neutrogena wipes are $6.49 and BOGO 50%. Use the $2.00/1 in the April book (will come off each) and $3.00/2 in the 3/23 SS to make your OOP $2.73. Then submit for $2.00 back with Checkout 51!

Meijer deals — Two day sale 4/11/14 – 4/12/14

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Meijer is running a two day sale Friday and Saturday 4/11-4/12/14. Head to mPerks and load digital coupons good 4/11-4/12: 5% off grocery, health, and beauty, 15% off general merchandise, and 20% off apparel (excludes sporting goods dept.). See the full Meijer deals for the week running 4/10/14 – 4/16/14.

  • Hot Wheels ready to play playset, $7.49.
  • LEGO Star Wars tank droid or AT-RT, $14.99.
  • Minnie Mouse Deluxe Bow-Tique, $10.
  • Brach’s jelly bird eggs, $.79.
  • Yankee Candle votives or tarts, 10 for $10.
  • Falls Creek men’s sportwear tops, buy one get one for $1.
  • Women’s handbag, tote, wallet, buy one get one for $1.
  • Massini women’s or women’s plus apparel, buy one get one for $1.
  • 9.5-12.6 oz M&Ms, buy two get one free excludes fun size. $1.50/2 M&Ms in the 3/2 RP. Print $2.00/3 here.
  • Bananas, $.38/lb.
  • Honeysuckle bone-in turkey breast, 50% off.
  • Select Pepsi or 7-Up 2 liters, $.88 limit six.
  • Edy’s ice cream, 2/$5.00.
  • Meijer frozen veggies, $.88.
  • Sister Schubert Rolls, 2/$5.00. Print $.75/1 here.
  • Kellogg’s Krave Chocolate 19.9 oz., Raisin Bran Crunch 24.8 oz., Special K 18 oz., Special K with Red Berries 14.7 oz. or Special K Fruit & Yogurt 16.6 oz., BOGO. Check Kellogg’s Family Rewards for coupons. $1.00/3 in the 4/6 RP or 3/2 RP.
  • Tostitos or Doritos party size, $3.00.
  • Handi-Foil eco-foil cook and carry, $1.50.
  • Aunt Millie’s deli style buns or rolls, BOGO.
  • 50 oz Gain detergent, $4.49. Use $.50/1 or $1.00/2 in the 3/16 SS.
  • Quilted Northern 6 double rolls or Brawny Paper Towels 2 giant rolls, 50% off limit four each. Use $.55/1 Brawny in the 4/6 RP or print $.55/1 here.
  • BOGO Pedigree dentastix, jumbone, stackerz, or good bites 4.4-7.4 oz limit two offers per transaction.
  • Buy two get one 100% American beefhide or value chews.

Meijer deals week of 4/10/14 – 4/16/14

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Here are the best Chicago Meijer deals and coupon matchups I see for the weekly ad running 4/10/14 – 4/16/14.

(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 Meijer deals week of 4/10/14

  • Campbell’s condensed cream of chicken or mushroom (excludes low sodium, reduced fat, Healthy Request), $.59. Print $1.00/5 here and get them for $.39 each. You can also print $.40/3 here.
  • Dole 20 oz pineapple or 15 oz mandarin oranges, $.89. Use $.50/2 in the 4/6 SS or print $1.00/3 here. As low as three for $1.67 after the $1.00/3 coupon, or $.56 a can.
  • Florida sweet corn, 6 for $2.00.
  • 1 lb strawberries, 3/$4.00.
  • Danimals Greek yogurt cups 4 pack, $1.89. Print $1.00/1 here or use $1.00/1 in the 2/23 SS and get these for just $.89.
  • Mrs. T’s pierogies, 3/$5.00. Use $1.50/3 in the 3/2 RP (exp. 4/12) and get them three for $3.50, or $1.17 a box.
  • Sara Lee cheesecake or coffee cake, $3.00. Get them for just $2.00 with $1.00/1 Sara Lee frozen sweet goods.
  • Best buy eight save $8 instantly Kraft deals — must buy eight mix/match items for these prices:
    • Cracker Barrel chunks or bars or cracker cuts, $1.89. Use $1.00/1 in the 3/23 SS and get them for $.89.
    • Velveeta Shells & cheese or Kraft Homestyle or Deluxe mac & cheese, $1.19. Use $.60/1 Deluxe in the 3/23 SS.
    • Liquid Crystal Light or MiO, $1.99. Use $1.00/1 Crystal Light in the 3/16 SS.
    • 4 pack Jell-O, $.99. $1.00/2 in the 3/16 SS (exp. 4/13).

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Reader deals 4/8/14

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.

Aldi

  • Finds from kelly: “I was at the Aldi in Wheaton today on Schmale (or maybe that’s Carol Stream). They had Fruit Gushers for $1.49 and also the Preztel Crisps Original 7.2 oz. for $1.89. I think Jewel has the Pretzel Crisps at $2.50, so definitely cheaper at Aldi. Both items were across from the frozen foods freezers ( say THAT 6 times fast).”

Amazon

Boston Market

Dollar Tree

  • Outlander says: “At Dollar Tree don’t forget to use that Loreal Eye Q for $2/1 from 3/16 RP for 2 free eye liners. They also have various Wet N Wild products in the stores that have Loreal, so also free with Q.”

Eyewear

  • Debbie shares: “At Bard Optical you can get free prescription sunglasses with your regular prescription glasses.”

Freebies

Home Depot

Jewel

  • From kelly: “The Jewel in Wheaton on Geneva Rd. has the 3 pk. Pop Secret popcorn for 2/$4 again. Use the $1/1 coupon from coupons.com to get it for $1. This sale price was not in the weekly flyer and I noticed that the sale price will be valid until May 4th, I think.” It’s ZIP specific — you can grab it under 99218 here.
  • Maria reports: “Found a catalina alert from Jewel: Buy any large Digiorno Pizza between 4/21/14 and 5/18/14 and save up to $3.00 on a future order. Buy 2 & get $1.00, Buy 3 & get $2.00, or Buy 4 or more & get $3.00″
  • Ashley comments: “There’s $1/1 tearpads for the Klondike bars making them $2 each Also hot pockets are 6/$10 monthlong so just $1.16 each with the $1/2 facebook printable. There’s also $0.50/1 monopoly piece store coupons”

Kmart

Meijer

  • Felicia posts in Hot Deals: “Sofia the First and the Royal Fashions at Meijer There’s a store coupon on mperks $10/1. It’s $14.99 so $4.99 after coupon.
    It’s on amazon right now for 12.98.”
  • For the sale ending tomorrow, Liz found: “Angel Soft coupon (haven’t yet tried to print as the printers are down here at home)”
  • A deal from BNSS7911: “10.00 off Purchase of $100 or more in American Express ® Gift Cards Offer valid thru 04/12/2014 MEIJER MPERKS.=American express card $10 off for $100 or above. $100.00+5.95 FEE-$10.00 MPERKS=$95.95 TO PAY AND IF REWARDS WORKS  5/100 -$90.95 FOR $100.00 CARD . So saving of 9.05 .I BOUGHT THIS TODAY SO WILL SEE FOR REWARDS”

Reader requests

  • One from Sherri on Facebook: “Does anyone know where I can one of those big nylon flying discs?”

Target

  • Another idea on the Skylanders Swap Force deal, from Betty: “I thought I read somewhere that there was a $10 coupon in happy meals (haven’t gotten one so I cannot confirm). So if you can price match brick and morter somewhere you could get it for $27.49…I read it on Totally Target. Right now target price is 39.99. So 29.99 with coupon. Less 5% discount if using target credit or debit!”

Reader deals 4/4/14

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.

Apps

  • From Sue: “Jingit has been around for several years. It started out just on the computer watching videos, and making some good money, as there were quite a few. Now, they are an app, too, and showing some growing pains. They are still good, tho slow to earn money. Once in a while a video to watch or an item to scan at the store. They also have buy this specific product, get this back offers, and some more generic offers now where any brand will work. Yes, it is only good at certain stores/ Hard to beat free money when it is something you are already purchasing. The last few years, I’ve used my Jingit money to purchase all the greens for my spruce tip planters for my front step. Getting them for ‘free’ with Jingit makes them all that much better!”
  • And Jennifer M. says: “I like Jingit because you get the money immediately. If I want to add $2 or $.30, I can do it with the app and have it available as soon as I click the “add” button.”

Edgewater Produce

  • Shandelle found: “Edgewater Produce at Clark & Catalpa (across from Jewel) has golden delicious apples for $.69/lb. I had already had tons of assorted fresh fruit so I just bought 1 apple which was $.42 and got back $.25 from Checkout 51.”

Household tips

  • From seachicago: “The cheapest sunbutter is the one you make yourself! I know Rachel has a recipe on her food site. I just buy unsalted roasted sunflower seeds at Trader Joe’s ($1.99/lb.), grind them in the food processor til they make a paste, and drizzle sunflower oil in until the consistency is the way I want it. It will never be as smooth as the commercially made kind, but my son likes the taste better. Also, you do need a sturdy food processor, because the process does take a while, and I think you could burn the motor out on a cheap one!”

Jewel

  • Ashley points out that Chef Boyardee is: “$0.80 a can at Jewel”
  • Kitty sends over something to look for: “I found a Passover magazine near the Kedem grape juice display, and inside is a “Super Coupon” for $15 off of a $175.00 purchase effective 3-1-14 thru 4-20-14.”
  • She also says: “The new Jewel Big Book of Savings has a MQ for Fresh Express B2GO Blends and Kits, expiring 5-30-14. Also, if you are looking for a place to use your previously printed Delmonte 50c fresh produce coupon, Jewel has Del Monte canteloupes for $2.50 (in the Patriot Glenview store for sure), and they were HUGE!”
  • Finally, she emails: “At the 2 Glenview Jewels, Patriot Blvd. and Waukegan Rd., there is a sheet of store coupons good only at those 2 stores thru 4/8/14. 10% off of your purchase; Whole or cored pineapple $1.99; Jewel milk $1.99; Chef’s Kitchen bucket of wings $8; and Jewel spring or purified water 24 pk. $1.88. They say 1 per transaction and were near the Big Books of Savings.”

Kroger

Meijer

  • A deal from bnss7911: “MPERK COUPON -Febreze-Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE Febreze Car Vent Clip Offer valid thru 04/26/2014 Manufacturer Coupon ——————- I bought 4 FEBREZE with tide and charmin and this coupon gave $1.00 off four times.for FEBREZE with PG deal. so I will try below Febreze 2.79*9=$25.11-$9 MPERK COUPON=TO PAY $16.11- and get $5 oyno + clip 5/20 Cleaning reward= $6.11 -final is $0.67 for each.”

Reader requests

  • Pam is wondering about these toothbrush heads: “Does anyone have any experience with these? We have the sonic care elite & are in need of replacement brush heads but I’m cringing on $25+ for 2 through Amazon. Thanks!”

Sweepstakes

Reader deals 4/3/14

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.

Deal of day

  • Samantha comments: “Make a Messterpiece is on living social -2 for $15 -I bought 2 vouchers (I have 2 kids) and it took $4.50 off -so better than group on where it only comes off one deal -it came off the total transaction!”

Discount Tire

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “Got a flat tire the other day and took my tire into Discount Tire. I didn’t know until after they had patched the tire and put it back on my car for me that the service is complimentary! Doesn’t matter if you purchased tires from them or not.”

Jewel

  • A find from Ashley: “The Schaumburg Jewel store has hundreds of bottles of alcohol on clearance for $4 each. Although the sign says wine, there’s others included too. Be sure to look for rebates and coupons in store, many of them have escalating rebates or coupons for money off another product when you buy that bottle.”
  • Liz found: “Jewel in Oak Forest has LaVazza. It was 6.89 last week, there was a $2IP and then the checkout51 and shopmium rebates.”
  • Katie found: “On sale for 3 for $5.  most bags at my store had $0.50 peelies on them!  $117/bag.  not bad :)”
    wise jewel

Jerry’s

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “I’ve been going to Jerry’ s Fruit Market for over 30 years and they do indeed change their prices on a whim. Strawberries were advertised at $1.50 then they dropped the price to .69 cents. Tomorrow’s sale says .69 cents. You just never know when the owner whom I know wants to do something special and drop the price. He gets a kick out of it.”

Mariano’s

  • SoapboxTray found: “The Aloha Morning Hawaiian Punch $2.39 use the $1. IP on Double Daze and 39¢ bottle. Waflebakkers pancakes are $3.29 and all the raving from the readers is valid, Mr. 11 and I tried the mini’s this morning and I am a big one for making pancakes from scratch/bulk and freezing, but these little guys were delicious! Use the IP on Double Daze for $1.29 a bag pancakes!”

Meijer

  • From elizabeth: “There is a $1 rebate available on Smuckers through the Shopmuim app.”
  • Ashley spotted: “Meijer brand trial travel cotton products are 10/$10 and 11th free, there’s an mperk for $0.25/each”
  • Jennifer posts on Facebook: “mperks: free box of velveeta shells and cheese or velveeta rotini and cheese dinners 9.4 oz-12 oz. good until tomorrow”

Old Navy

  • From Susan on Facebook: “Old Navy is offering 30% off everything plus a free tote bag thru April 9th if you use your Old Navy card. If you don’t have a card and want to sign up it is 40% off.”

Online deals

  • Susan on Facebook shares: “I like Bealls (a Kohls type store in Florida) and I received a ‘mystery” online code for Bealls.com. 30% off with code WAVE”

SavingStar

  • On the previous Friday Reese’s egg freebie, Tamara, Theresa, and Brian report that SavingStar has sent emails saying that they have given people full credit for the purchase amount and that the error was that the price was reported as 50% off rather than B1G1.

Schnucks

  • From ellen: “.50 back on savingstar wyb 2 potatoes”

Target

  • A find from lisa: “Look for clearance L’Oreal Hair color at Target. I picked up 2 boxes today @ 4.48 – used (2) $2.00 coupons and got a $5.00 gift card. Out the door with tax considering all discounts, it was under .50 for both.”
  • From Sue: “If you use the Jingit app, there is a $1/4 reward on 4 2L’s of TEN soda, and one for $1/1 TEN 12 pack, good at Target. There is also a free (to $4.99) rebate out on the 12 pack soda, good thru 04/15/14. Found the tear pad form at my grocery store.”
  • Something to check for from Kaitlyn: “Walmart milk has had a peelie on it for 1.00 off any Kellogg’s cerealthe past couple weeks. I’ve been saving mine up for a good deal and using them at target makes for 2 boxes of cereal for 1.04!”
  • Krystle says: “Check to see if you also have an offer for $1 back on Quilted Northern TP [on Checkout51]. Then go to Target this week buy 2 X 30 packs of Quilted Northern, after Cartwheel (15% off), TQ’s (.50 printable, $1 mobile), 2X $1.50 MFGS (also from Target website), $10 gift card, and $1 back from Checkout 51. You will end up paying $0.17 per double roll or about $0.08 per single roll.”
  • A heads up from anne on the Checkout51 offer: “I think the variety of Bear Naked 50% off on CW is for a bag that is not quite 12 oz…nor is the only coupon out there on KFR for $1/1…..of course :( Sniff sniff”
  • Judy S. agrees: “I think Anne is right. The Bear Naked website shows that the Honey Almond Protein Granola is 11.2 oz:(“
  • Shirley noticed: “There is also a $1/2 Kellogg Frosted flakes on Kellogg Family Rewards website. Target has it for $2.94. Buy 4 and use one MQ to get it for $1.22 each.”

Walmart

  • Ashley shares: “This weekend we are set to get a coupon for $1/1 broad or fine tip Crayola Markers. Walmart sells the regular ones for $0.97 everyday. And starting 4/6 the Washable ones will be on roll back for $0.97, making both a $0.03 mm after coupon! Because the roll back is in the ad you will be able to PM them at Target!”

Meijer deals week of 4/3/14 – 4/9/14

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Here are the best Chicago Meijer deals and coupon matchups I see for the weekly ad running 4/3/14 – 4/9/14.

(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 Meijer deals week of 4/3/14

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Reader deals 4/1/14

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.

Apps

  • Jennifer posts on Facebook: “Do you remember Jingit? Well, they have coupons now, just like Ibotta and Checkout 51, where you scan your receipt. Although the scanning takes FOREVER, they have a lot of generic coupons on there, like glass cleaner, sugar, chicken nuggets, wings, meatballs, corn dogs, grape jelly, etc.” Note — to cash out you have to pay a fee to get a Jingit Visa debit card, which they then will reload as you earn.

Household tips

  • One from CHRISTINE: “A handy man/fix it guy told us to try garage door opener light bulbs. He said they were more expensive, but they will endure the bouncing and vibrating of a ceiling. We did this in our basement and have not had to replace them for the last 5 months. My husband about died when he saw how expensive they were, but we have not had to replace them yet. That is highly unusual for us!”

Jewel

  • Krystle comments: “Found the same [Challenge butter] coupon on Jewel’s website (their version of coupons.com)! There are also a few EE products coupons available to print.”

Loyalty programs

  • Cynthia sends over: “RECEIVED A CODE FROM KELLOGGS FAMILY REWARD TODAY . USE APRILFOOLSDAYFUN TO RECEIVE 150 POINTS.”

Mariano’s

  • On the Hawaiian Punch Aloha Morning, Soapbox Tray says: “If you are a Mariano’s shopper these usually end up free or close to it with these $1. Qs! On Double Daze Wednesdays that is!”

McDonald’s

Meijer

  • Lisa reports: “I did the Nivea deal at Meijer tonight. 4 lotions at 5.00 . Used 2 – $5 off 2 qs a target 1.00 off 1.. I will get $5 in rewards for spending $20 in skin care. And surprise I got a 2.00 cat from Unilever… so if my math is correct. 4 lotions For .50 each”
  • And karen shares: “I bought 4 of the NIvea at Meijer. Used 2 $5/2 mc, 4 $1/1 target c, brought cost down to $6. Then I get $5 rewards on MPerks for spending $20 on beauty/cosmetics products. End result 4 large Nivea for $1. Oswego Meijer takes target c. no problem….”
  • Outlander says: “If you still have $0.75/2 PB square Snickers Qs from a week or two ago (might still be available), they are on sale at Meijer for 50 cents. There is also one $0.75/2 Q on Mperks. So you get 2 for $0.25!”

Reader requests

  • From Outlander: “Does anyone know of a good deal [to use the $5.00/2 coupons on Nivea lotion]? At Meijer the big ones were on sale $5 (reg $6.19), but that’s still pricy. Thanks.” There are a couple of Meijer options above, anything else other than free tiny ones at Target?

SavingStar

  • A heads up from Tamara on the previous Friday Reese’s egg freebie: “Because they were BOGO, SavingStar only gave me $.38 as opposed to $.74. Boooo. Oh well, at least we’re not talking huge amounts here! Plus, I really like them anyway. :)” I bought mine at CVS when they were $.75 B2G1, and got $.50. At least they are consistent!

Target

  • From Kari O.: “For those with little boys (or action figure loving girls) the Marvel Titans figures have a 10% off Cartwheel and a $2/1 on Coupons.com. At Target they are $9.99, $8.99 after Cartwheel and $6.99 after coupon. Except Hulk who is bigger and starts at $11.99. This a pretty good deal for the new Marvel Avengers figures. They also feature 10% off sale on select Captain America toys, plus Cartwheel plus manufacturer printable coupons. My kiddo is too young for those select toys, but he seems to love the 12″ Titan figures.”

Reader deals 3/31/14

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.

Angie’s List

  • A warning from Lynn: “Be careful come renewal time for this. If you read the detail terms of service, Angie’s List has no obligation to notify you at renewal of the terms; they can just renew you at the “then current” rate using your method of payment (most likely Pay Pal). They may be good and let you know it’s renewal time, but to be safe, I recommend a note in your phone calendar around March 15th next year to check on the renewal costs and cancel if you don’t believe the value will exceed the new annual cost. I’m no lawyer, but it looks like you cannot get a refund of that renewal fee (after year 1 of membership), so it’s worth a little tickler note.”
  • Koupon Kat asks: “Does anyone know if the health provider/doctor reviews are included in the basic membership level? That would be my main reason for getting a membership.”
  • And Kara B. shares: “The saga continues: I was unable to access the promotional price on Firefox, Chrome and IE (the $5.99 screenshot above didn’t appear, just a $35 rate). Though the SPRING2014 code still applied, I wasn’t interested in paying that rate to try the service. Called the support center, as they suggested on Saturday when I first received the original error message. They honored the $5.99 rate though I obviously wasn’t able to use PayPal. I was alerted to the annual renewal policy, as Lynn mentioned above… and will definitely be putting a reminder in my calendar. Kat, the health provider reviews cost an additional $13-ish. I was able to get the basic home services and health for just under $20 for the year, which I think is a great rate.”

Costco

CVS

  • Something to look for from ellen: “found $1 peelies on some of the nexcare”
  • Shandelle found: “Virtually every package of individual & sharing size M&M’s at CVS had $.25 peelies on them. And I have spotted these peelies on the M&M’s at 2 or 3 other CVS stores in the recent past, also. So with the $.74 store coupon, you can get 1 free!”
  • She also came across: “I read that next week at CVS, these [TEN 2 liters] will be $.99 each and there will be a coupon to print in the store for $.30 off one, so after the $1.50, it will make them $.09 each! Gonna hold onto my 2 until then. :) One for $.69 + one for $.99 is $1.68 less $1.50 = $.18 for both or $.09 each.”

Jerry’s Fruit Market

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Jerry’s Fruit Market has strawberries for .69! I don’t know how long the price will last because they change on a daily basis. They are really sweet and big!”

Jewel

  • From Shandelle: “If you still have the $3 Schar printables (no longer available) from a few weeks ago, I found pouches of Schar cheese bites for $3.59 at Jewel. I don’t have a strict gluten free diet so I wasn’t interested in using these on stuff I was gonna have to pay a bunch extra OOP for.. so maybe you will find better uses for high value coupons like that, but I was happy with $.59 gluen free snacks to give them a try. :)”
  • Judy S points out the Energizer deal is: “Not really a moneymaker. ( $4.99 x 2) – ($1 x 2) ~$8. Get a check for $8. Also, sttill have to pay tax on $10. Almost free batteries.”

Meijer

  • From letsshop, 1 lb Campari tomatoes will be $1.00 starting Thursday. Clip the $1.00 coupon on mperks and get free tomatoes!

Reader requests

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “Need advice on a good water proof camera. Thanks in advance!”
  • Aoy is wondering: “Has anyone received the $5 off your utility bill as all? I haven’t. Thx. – Aoy”
  • From Jamie: “Question about laundry detergents: I have recently been using the All free and clear “packs” (sorry don’t know their actual term) but we bought a new washer- one of this large capacity top loading suckers and the packs are not completely breaking apart and leaving marks on some of our clothes. Can anyone tell me how to avoid this? Should I not be using those “packs” even though it is okay?”
  • Stacey responds: “Are you putting them directly in with the wash? Thanks to my DH (who is in the chemical industry) I learned, no, you do NOT put them where your pour the liquid in the pullout tray. DUH! I hate when he’s right. It happens so infrequently that when it does, I’m embarrassed for myself ;)”
  • SoapboxTray suggests: “Try running to wash on HOT.”
  • Sabrina shares: “I have a front loading commercial washer and gave up using the packs because they ended up leaving marks on our clothes and not completely disintegrating. I just chalked it up to being a high efficiency machine and not getting enough water to properly rinse?”
  • Sue is wondering about the HP laptop: “Any comments good or bad on this? Also, never bought refurbished before in a laptop, so not sure on that either. But, on the flip side, looking for something for my son to take to school with him next year, and this is a good price. Any recommendations?”

Target

  • From Valentina S.: “7UP TEN is on price cut at Target for $0.79. And it stacks with 5% off on Target Cartwheel. No need to buy in multiples of 4 or 6 at Target.”

Whole Foods

  • John W reports: “My Whole Foods (South Evanston) took the Beyond Meat coupon without any questions and it scanned right. They’re always good about taking any coupons. They also take my $2 off Dream coupons with overage when I use them on the single Dream treats (which are $1.69), which I assume is okay (the coupon doesn’t limit it). And don’t forget the $1 off kit’s organic bars, which make them free.”

Reader deals 3/29/14

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.

Amazon

  • Steve F. likes the apple gadget: “A “must have” gadget for making apple sauce, stewed apples, etc, in the Fall. Love mine!!! :)”
  • As does Vivian in Hot Deals: “This is a fun gadget in the fall when you have a party and have caramel apples. People can peel their own apples. :)”
  • Kristy adds: “Me, too. I sprinkle a little Jell-o powdering the peels and my son thinks they’re better than actual gummy worms.”

Food 4 Less

  • Kim comments: “Just got back from food less and bought 3 45 oz country crock and got a $1.50 cat back from unilever. So with the 70/1 q makes it 79 cents!”

Jewel

  • Something to look for from melissa: “The 8 packs are 4.99 at jewel through april 1. Many of them have 8$ bunny bucks when you buy 2 and submit the codes. After these printables and bunny bucks thats up to 8 packs of free batteries, as the rebate is 4 per household.”
  • A heads up sent over by Deb: “I bought Zantac at Jewel yesterday (the 28th), and as I was preparing the rebate to mail in, I noticed at the top it says “Freebate offer validity varies by retailer.  Purchases made at the following retailers will be honored towards the Freebate offer only if the purchase is made within the dates listed:  Jewell/Shaws/ACME:  3/19/14-3/25/14, Meijer:  3/23/14-4/2/14, Albertsons:  3/26/14-4/1/14, All other retailers:  3/23/14-3/31/14.”  Even though they spell it “Jewell,”  I’m assuming they are referring to Jewel-Osco, which means my purchase on the 28th is not valid.”

Meijer

  • A question from letsshop: “Has anyone noticed if the Special K chocolate was part of the 4 for $10 at Mejiers ?”
  • Cindy responds: “Yes all the Special K varieties were 4 for $10 including the chocolate and chocolate strawberry.”
  • Sarah shares: “For the instant savings deal on Dove products at Meijer, check your mperks for a $5 reward when you spend $30 in beauty. Here is what I did in two transactions since it is limit one per transaction. All coupons were from the 3/23 RP except for the printable that is available on the Walmart website. 2 dove men’s body wash @ $4.19 2 dove body wash (smaller 12 oz) @ $3.99 $16.36 – $5 savings – 2 $2.50 q (men’s body wash) – 2 $1 q (dove body wash) Pay – $4.36 2 dove men’s hair care @ $4.19 2 dove hair care (smaller one) @ $3.49 $15.36 – $5 savings – 2 $2 q (men’s hair care) – 1 $3.75/2 q (dove hair care) printable Pay – $2.61 OOP – $6.97 – $5 reward = $1.97 net cost for 8 products!”
  • From Rachel: “If you include the 5% Rebate Mperks: Kelloggs Special K Deal: To get Mperks 5% rebate must be 3/28-3/29 Buy 4 Special K Cereal ( Protein, Choc. Almond, Red Berries, Fruit & Yogurt) 4/$10 Free Milk when you buy 4 Ibotta Rebates for each of the 4 posted above Checkout 51 Rebate for buying 2 4/$10 – 3.00 Ibotta -$1.00 Checkout 51 -2.69 Milk -. 50 5% mperks rebate -. 50 cpn for Red Berries – 1.50 cpn for 3 Special K Total: 7.50 OOP- $4.00 rebates = $3.50 for 5 items or $.70 ea With the $3.00 catalina $3.50- $3.00 OYNP = $0.50 or .10ea for 5 items ;)”

Reader requests

  • Noelle asks: “We are about to start solids with our 6 month old and are wondering…. Is it more cost/time effective to make our own organic baby food or to purchase organic baby food like Earth’s Best? Also, do you have any tips buying organic and where to buy Earth’s Best or another suggested option for jarred organic baby food?”
  • One from peaches on the Angie’s List deal: “This offer is not good for renewing members is it? My membership is about to expire. I used to belong to Angie’s List, but then I let it expire because it costs $70 to renew it. Last year I signed up for it again for $25, and I was able to buy one of their deals right after that, and saved way more than what my membership cost me. Several times in the last year they had a deal too, where if you submitted a review in specific categories, you got a $20 prepaid debit card. I found a really good plumber and a handyman through Angies List. I have also used their doctors list extensively. I highly recommend them.”

Toys R Us

  • Jadeyzma reports: “I was able to pick up Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders for $2 each after the coupon. I also picked up Sorry Sliders for $8 after coupon and Battleship for $7 after coupon. I was happy to add 4 games to the game closet for $20!”

Walmart