Reader deals 10/20/14

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.

Meijer

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Nice Meijer mPerks digital coupon” UPDATE — $5/$15.
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Reader requests

  • From cj: “Shop Your Way Rewards-I heard that if your account is inactive for a short time, they will add addtl points to your acct to get you to use the acct again. Anyone know how long? I have gone 3 weeks and am tempted to stop by Kmart this week if I won’t be receiving addtl points anytime soon! Thanks!”
  • Sanee asks on Facebook: “quick question–I *think I’ve signed up for everything there is to sign up for at CVS (I’ve got the loyalty card, and am enrolled in the prescription thingy too..) but I NEVER get these $/$$ coupons that are mailed/emailed! I know it’s just random but seriously haven’t gotten one in a LOOOOOONG time :( Anyone else? Oh, and not sure if anyone else noticed this too, but the MCM used to spit out ton of q’s, and now it’s like one, every time I go…..sniff sniff”

Target

  • From Kristin: “There’s a good deal on Kleenex 4 box bundle packs. Buy 2 for $11.58 ($5.79 each). Use $.50 coupon from 9/14SS and $2 coupon from Target ‘It’s Savings Season’ booklet. Now you’re at $9.08 and get a $5 gift card back. $4.08 out of pocket for 8 boxes of tissue or $.51 per box!” Also, print $.75/1 bundle pack here when you share.”
  • Tori adds: “Don’t forget to use TWO .50/1 coupons from the 9/14 SS. Also if you don’t have the saving seasons book, you can print $1/1 Kleenex 4-pk or larger from Target’s site and use 2. The 2nd 50/1 bundle coupon will bring you down to $3.58, or .45 per 160 count box.”

Walgreens

  • A $1.00/1 coupon to check for in your stash for the Viva deal, from VB: “oh wait it was a booklet I got in a package of huggies diapers or something it also had juicy juice coupons and Crayola.”

Reader deals 10/18/14

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.

Apps

  • From Jay on Shrink: “Just wanted to share that the eggs/apples/oj are up to 2000 reserves now! I just found out from shrink‘s Twitter page.”

Coupons

  • A heads up from April on Eckrich: “it told me that I already printed the coupon. I didn’t print it now, but printed it earlier, so the coupon maybe didn’t reset.”

Home Depot

  • Kelly posts in Hot Deals: “I’m sure most people are aware of this but it might be worth reminding them. Home Depot has free do-it-yourself building workshops for kids on the first Saturday of each month. They are usually from 9-12 but arriving after 11 means you run the risk of not getting a project kit.”

Meijer

  • A report from feelgood: “Went to Meijer tonight for more Scrubbing Bubbles and checked the dates on the tag. Offer is good 10/16 – 10/22.”

Reader requests

  • Mark emails: “Did anyone order the the most recent Tribune Groupon deal?  I placed my order (purchased the groupon) for two years of Sunday delivery on September 28th, and am obiding by the “fine print” rules.  It’s now been three weeks, and still no paper…the description said it would start within 3 weeks.  When I call the Trib, all they can say is that they haven’t received my subscription info from Groupon yet…so they pass the buck back to them. Anyone started getting the paper yet successfully?  Any tips on how to proceed?  My emails to Groupon went unanswered…”

Staples

  • From comicbob: “Free case of water at stapes with coupon www.staples.com/coupons only good today and tomorrow”

Reader deals 10/17/14

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • Debbie emails: “Hey just a heads up.  I ordered some games from the vintage Hasbro sale.  I thought frustration free packing meant no annoying plastic clamshells that are so hard to open.  What it means is no packaging at all. Just the plain brown box its shipped in. Games and instructions were in loose plastic bags stuffed in the mailing box. I wanted these for gifts and was very disappointed.” Interesting, I ordered a vacuum listed as “frustration free” and it still came in its original box inside another box perfectly fitting around it. Not sure what frustration I was freed from….

Coupons

  • If you want more than just your freebie, maggie points out: “There’s a 50 cents off 2 coupon for Ortega in the 9/28SS”

CVS

  • A Coke deal report from ally: “Out here in NW IN doesn’t work anymore- the sodas are just $3 (not from the $5 price :( so have to buy more to get to $15″

Food information

  • Anne shares: “I subscribe to the CSPI’s Nutrition Action Healthletter.  www.cspinet.org/nah/index.htm  This month (October), they had an article on sugar substitutes, and they rated aspartame as an “avoid” and sucralose as a “caution”.  They cited studies that linked aspartame to cancer and sucralose to leukemia (study not published yet).  The article is not available yet on their website, but I highly recommend a subscription to this newsletter.  It helps cut through the hype on nutrition and health studies.”
  • And peaches adds: “I used to subscribe to Nutrition Action, and I got it on their website for $10 a year. I let my subscription lapse. even though I love the newsletter. I got an offer from them a few months ago to let me renew for $8 for one year. I might resubscribe if the offer is still good. When I clicked on the link that somebody gave, it looked like the price for a one year subscription had gone up to $20. They are totally unbiased, and they look at all the research out there before they pan something. Often times they will pan a study that receives a lot of publicity, and they will say why the study is not valid.”

Jewel

  • A find from Rachel: “Just got back from jewel. They had chi chi’s salsa on sale for $1.50. With the $1 off coupon from coupons.com makes a great deal!”
  • A tip from Christina on Facebook: “I went to jewel today for the honey crisp apples that are on sale for $1.29/lb. I was planning on buying quite a few but when I got there they only had a small amount and none of them looked good. I asked if they had anymore and it took some time but they brought out brand new, in the box, chilled and fresh apples. They looked amazing. Just a hint to your readers… ask for more of something if the produce doesn’t look too great! The ones that were out were not even worth the sale price!”

Loyalty programs

  • Valentina S. shares: “Free Kellogg’s codes from freebies4mom.com/kfr/ FREEPOINTSFRENZY (100 points) added 10/13 * UGOTTALOVEABONUS (100 points) added 10/13 * WEHEARTSURPRISES (100 points) added 10/13 * 3CHEERS4BONUSPTS (100 points) added 10/13 * HOORAYFORFREEPTS (100 points) added 10/13 * ELVESLOVEBONUSES (50 points) added 10/9 * MAGICOFBREAKFAST (20 points) added 10/9″

Meijer

  • A heads up from Marion regarding a deal shared yesterday: “Unfortunately I don’t think the $5/2 tq is a match to the smaller sized bags of food. Maybe the cat but definitely not the dog.
  • A question from KRISTINA on the Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina: “Does anyone know how long this goes for?”

Restaurants

  • SmartShopper shares: “I just called and the Palatine Domino’s location is also participating from noon – 1:40pm. I was told to order on-line or come into the store. No phone orders. Here is the address for those in this area: STORE #2721 450 E Dundee Rd Palatine, IL 60074 (847) 359-4200″

Target

  • Kristen reports on the up & up diaper deal: “I did this deal on Tuesday and it worked perfect!”

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Meijer Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina deal

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Here’s a nice Scrubbing Bubbles Catalina deal at Meijer, sent over by feelgood:

3 @ $2.79 = $8.37

Minus instant $3 off when you buy 3 = $5.37

Minus three $1.00/1 printables* = $2.37

Get a $2.00 cat for your next order =net $0.37 for 3, or $0.12 each

*There is also a $1.00/1 mPerks digital manufacturer coupon to clip, for anyone who can only print 2 coupons..
Bonus: $8.37 will also apply toward the mPerks Cleaning category reward!

Reader deals 10/16/14

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.

Activities

  • Maria shares: “Something to do this weekend…..This Saturday 10/18 and Sunday 10/19, The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring Open House Chicago. It’s a free festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 150 buildings across the city. More info at www.openhousechicago.org

Amazon

  • Don posts on Facebook: “I read most of the reviews from several sources as I have been looking for a Humidifier and although a refurb, I decided to take a chance on this one [$49.99 shipped] – I just thought I would mention this.”

Caputo’s

  • Kelly reports: “The new Angelo Caputos in Carol Stream had 2 POUND bags of baby Carrotsi for 79 cents. Use 25 cents off from Checkout 51 (if it stays) and get them for 54 cents or 27 cents per pound. Even without Checkout 51, it’s still a great price. Also, the blackberries on sale were NOT Driscolls brand and they rang up incorrectly at $2.49 (should be $1.89). I caught it and they amended it easily. ” Unfortunately, the carrots offer did not come back today.

Halloween

  • Alicia comments: “1. It’s my first year with trick or treaters and I’m super excited, but I just started noticing how ridiculously expensive candy is this year! My mom suggested getting some glow sticks instead, which I thought was a great idea. The kids are already getting lots of candy, and these should still be glowing the next day. Michael’s has them on sale this week, too: a 50-pack of bracelets for $4.99, B1G1 1/2 off. 2. On that note, anyone know when trick or treating is happening within city limits this year? I know sometimes it varies by town or neighborhood. Couldn’t find much online about it.”

Kroger

  • From Lisa: “I looked 4 Starbucks coupons today too as Kroger has an awesome deal on both the K Cups and bags. These are in the Bourbonnais Store and are on select flavors (found in the coffee aisle not the clearance section). They are 3.99 which is an awesome deal by itself but if you buy 3 you save 3 so only 2.99. I had some $4/2 coupons (IP,s) that were posted on krazykroger so I paid .99 ea but was looking to buy more. If you have some IP’s now is the time to use them. I have no clue if you could find this in another location but they had quantity in Bourbonnais. They even had some on and end cap by the coffee right by the registrars.”

Mariano’s

  • DON says: “Organic cinnamon is a very good price as well” It is $2.00 for the 1.5 oz jar.

Meijer

  • A find from Liza: “I seen [Soda Stream] in clearance yesterday at the Meijers on 95 for 27.00″
  • Pam shares: “This ‘Happy Dance’ credit go’s to Jill Cataldo… Just wanted to let you know cuz I didn’t see it posted here…. Suave Shampoo & Conditioners, Lotions and Deodorant are on sale $1.39 WYB 5 ($1.50/1 in 9/28 RP) Free Suave Stylers and Treatments are on sale too $1.39 WYB 5 ($2.00/1 in 9/28RP) Free Purine Dog or puppy chow 4-4.4lb ($1/1 7/27 RP)or cat chow ($1/1 8/17RP ($3.99 WYB 4, stack w Target $5/2 9/21SS .49 cents ea Purine Begging party poppers dog treats $4.99 WYB 4 ($2/1 9/7SS) stack w Target $5/2 9/21SS .49 cents ea Wishing everyone a little ‘Happy Dance’ today ;)

Online deals

  • From me, on the Ninja blender: “Ooh, this is very similar to the one I have. It looks just slightly cosmetically different, and the number is different though the watts are the same. I absolutely LOVE this thing. It handles whatever I put in there. Smoothies were smooth, margaritas amazing, mojo marinade was super quick, and breadcrumbs easily from a rock solid baguette. The single serve cups are also very convenient. It is easy to clean but you have to be careful because it is incredibly sharp.”

Reader requests

  • Barb B asks: “Locking for the best price for contact lenses. Any recommendations?”
  • VB responds: “I order from walgreens.com. I always checkout retailmenot.com to check for codes. Occasionally a 25% off code is released so look up future ad scans to see if you should wait. I also use cash back sites to increase savings. They have a verification process but the longest I have had to wait was maybe 5-6 to get my contacts.”
  • One from Gale: “I have a dear Jewish friend that is celebrating her birthday this coming Sunday. She hinted that she wanted a new Afikoman Bag. I called several Judaica stores and find that they are closed to celebrate Sukkot until Sunday. Anyone know of a store that I can get one at?”
  • A question from Jay: “I’ve never heard of raise before or have used it. Sounds neat. Have you used it in the past without any trouble?” I have a few times with no problems.

Resale

  • Alicia shares: “VIllage Discount Outlet on Milwaukee near Western (and it looks like some of their related stores, too: villagediscountoutlet.com) has 1/2 off everything in the store October 25th and 26th. The store is HUGE and has really reasonable prices (cheaper than Goodwill, for sure). Most t-shirts were between $2-4, decent kitchen stuff priced around $4, etc.”

Target

  • From Shirley: “Here is what I did: 2 stayfree, 2 Tresemme keratin shampoo, 2 Tresemme keratin conditioner and 2 Tresemme keratin heated treatment. $4.99 x 2 + $4.09 x 2 (PM online price) + $4.99 x 2 + $6.99 x 2 = $42.12 – 2 x $1/1 IP for stayfree – 2 x $6.99 IP for Tresemme keratin heated treatment (It was available to print last month- buy shampoo & conditioner get heated treatment free) Paid $26.14, got back $25 in gift cards for a net cost of $1.14. If you have 3 x $5/2 Tresemme MQ, that is even better.” Although the coupons are limit two, so having three may not matter.

Meijer deals week of 10/16/14 – 10/22/14

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Here are the best Chicago Meijer deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/16/14 – 10/22/14.

(Note: Smaller neighborhood grocery Chicago Meijers such as Niles, Melrose Park, Berwyn, and Orland Park, go off different and more localized ads, so some of your deals may differ from those shown here. Please verify against 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

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Reader deals 10/14/14

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Apps

  • Emily reports: “Yet ANOTHER rebate app? Great, lol! I submitted two receipts tonight after downloading the [Shrink] app and they both were approved within hours…much faster than Snap!”
  • And Evelyn points out: “There is $1.50 cash back [on Lysol wipes (works with Amazon)] from snap by groupon, you just need to forward your order confirmation to [email protected],  so $5.98 after all discounts”

CVS

  • From Angie on Facebook: “I checked my Extra Care savings online before I went to CVS today and I had a coupon for $2 off any Halloween Candy purchase!”

Food 4 Less

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “It seems that Food4Less (Bolingbrook) has pretty much stopped ordering. So, unless you want bologna, beef or lamb, don’t come for the meat. Soda might be hit and miss too… I never thought I’d be this bummed to see a store close. :(“

Goodwill

  • Although it may vary by location since Goodwill stores here are broken up in regions with different promos, something to check for from letsshop: “Goodwill  10/15 double discount day for seniors & scratch  day ,lots of Halloween and garden and ?”

Household tips

  • Sheila shares: “I roast red peppers on the grill. Anywhere between 10-15 lbs at a time. Blacken the outsides. Then I put them in a stock pot with a lid. This lets them cool off and steam to loosen the charred outside skins. After they are all cleaned I then portion them and freeze them. Makes for a great addition to panini or DH & DD eat them as a side dish.”

Meijer

  • For the $1.00/2 Reynolds baking cups, Kerri shares: “I found them at Meier but they were hidden all the way at the bottom and pushed behind the Meier brand.”

Reader requests

  • Linda is wondering: “Has anyone ordered the [Target] college packs yet? I can’t figure out how to get the free shipping. It seems to require the red card to get free shipping even though the description says it ships free. Thanks!”
  • From Alicia: “If anyone sees any good deals on laptops, please let me know! I don’t really want one of the Windows 8 ones, but I realize I may not have a choice…”

Rugs

  • From Kari O.: “the company is called Carpet Concepts Unlimited and she is located on Circuit Dr off of Rollins Rd. Excellent quality rugs and repair work, but also sells regular area rugs for $40 in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. “
  • She adds: “Here is their FB page. Aside from their custom rugs and repairs, they also have the $40 regular area rugs in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Definitely worth checking out. :)”

Reader deals 10/12/14

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Read the reviews before you buy [the Cuisinart ice cream maker]. I did ended up getting one at Costco only to discover that the reviews were right. It never froze the liquid I put in.”
  • But Outlander says: “I have that. Love it. As a matter of fact I have the ingredients to make my mango ice cream out on the counter right now.”

CVS

  • SmartShopper confirms: “I just came back from CVS and did this Coke deal (4pm on Sunday). I purchased (3) 12-packs of regular Coke. Looking at the receipt, they rang up at $5.99 each but below that it shows “sale savings” -$8.97.  I also received the $5.00 ECB  which equal $1.33 each 12 pack!”

Groupon

  • A warning from Susan: “I bought one of the Skechers Go Walk monitors last time they were on sale and it was awful.  The directions were in poorly translated English and when I called for help, Skechers told me they licensed another company to use their name, but they don’t provide Customer Service on the product.  It is not nearly as good as the Fit
    BIt products.  Spend the extra money.”

Household tips

  • From Outlander: “I roast red peppers on a much larger scale than that, for a couple of different uses. I prefer to clean them before roasting, just cut around the stem and remove the seeds, leave the rest whole. I also always roast them on a baking pan lined with foil for easier clean up. And make sure your baking sheet has a side or it can leak, peppers can sometimes have a lot of liquid. One thing I make is red pepper salad- after roasting them, put in a dish and cover with a bit of white vinegar. No oil needed. Add some chopped garlic and a touch of salt. Give a stir and let sit for a day or two before use. It will easily last a month in the fridge. Put on sandwiches or as a salad for meat and potatoes. The other thing I make is called Ajvar and is a kind of roasted red pepper and roasted eggplant spread.”
  • And Judy S. says: “I broil the red peppers, turning after each side is blackened and then I put them in a paper bag, heatproof bowl, or wrap in foil and let steam with their own heat for about 10 minutes. Great also with pasta, black beans and good Parmesan cheese.”

Meijer

  • From Caroline on Facebook: “Check your clearance at Meijer. I found Rolaid tablets for $1.12 a bottle and used the BOGO from the October P & G. I saw the liquid kind there too.”
  • Sheri shares: “On the $10 off your purchase of $25+ Playtex, Carefree, Stayfree, Schick, etc. I purchased (3) 32 ct. Playtex tampons ($6.99 each) , 2 packs of 20 ct. carefree panty liners (.99 each) and 1 pack of Stayfree pads ($2.89) and used 2 printable manufacturer coupons for $3 off playtex and one $3 off on my mperks, also used two .50 off panty liners in 10/5S and 1.00 off Stayfree. Paid about $4.84 for all those products. Not a bad stock up price.”

Target

  • A heads up from Debbie: “Speaking of SuperTarget, apparently the All You magazine that was posted a few days ago with man. coupon and Target coupon is only available there and not smaller Targets. We don’t have one here in Central IL that I am aware of.”
  • Maureen found: “I looked online, these seem to be the stylers that will trigger the $5 GC: TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Aerosol Hair Spray 11 oz; TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray 8 oz; TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shine Serum 3.3 oz; and Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray 8 oz. Sorry for being so confusing, my Target doesn’t have these.”

Walgreens

  • From Natalie: “This may be a glitch, but I bought two packs of the Dentyne Ice gum that was on sale 2/$1.50 and still got 1,000 BR points. Paired up with the $1/2 MQ from 10/12 SS, made this .50 mm.”
  • Susan: “Walgreens sells [fleece leggings] for 5.99 or 2/$10″

Reader deals 10/11/14

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

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Coupons

  • A report from letsshop: “Most of these coupons are in the Hoy paper too (:”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “Hey, for your soup if you need some carrots, I saw 1 lb. bags of Earthbound Farm carrots for 99c at Jewel last week. I was planning on using the Wild Harvest $1/1 printable I had but they didn’t have anything in that brand at Jewel. I thought that was their house brand? Anyway, you could use the 75c coupon we just had to print for some 24c carrots!”

Meijer

  • Caroline on Facebook shares: “I had a horrible experience today at the Melrose Park Meijer store. I did the razor/Stayfree deal all the coupons beeped the cashier manager gave me a rotten attitude then her manager stepped in and had to manually put in the $5 Hydro coupons and the Stayfree beeped too. Wondering if it was a $10 manf. coupon thus the IPs didn’t want to scan. Just a heads up for anyone that planned on doing the deal. I was going to rinse and repeat but I’m not going to try again.”

Reader requests

  • Christine asks: “I am in need of tissue paper/Kleenex. Any deals anywhere? Costco had 10 boxes, 250ct for $14.50 (ish). Anywhere else have a decent deal? Don’t you love when everyone in your family uses something and never tells you, ‘This is the last box!’ Uggh.”

Sam’s Club

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “At the last Sam’s open house we found fleece tights and leggings $8.44 for a two pack.”

Woodman’s

  • From nancy: “Woodman’s carries the Blue Bunny Ice cream. They have a big selection of varieties. Usually priced at 3.50 sometimes 3.00. You can sign up on their website to get coupons. They come about every other month. Usually 1.00 off 1 item or at least .75 off 1 item. It’s comes via email in a PDF printable coupon.”