Free With Coupons 12/15/14

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Here are a few items that are free with coupons right now — no Catalinas, no Register Rewards, just straight up free. In IL, grocery store sales now generally run through Tuesday (except for a few stores like Meijer, whose sales change on Thurs.), and drugstore, Target, Walmart sales through Saturday. So, let’s shop for free!

Did I miss anything? Comment here.

Dollar Tree

Finds at Dollar Tree will vary by store!

  • Rimmel cosmetics, $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the 9/28 or 10/26 or RP for free makeup.
  • 12 count Fisher Boy fish sticks. Print $1.00/1 here and another $1.00/1 here for free fish sticks.
  • Firefly mouthwash $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the 5/4 SS for free mouthwash.
  • Firefly toothbrush, $1.00. Use $1.00/1 in the 5/4 SS for a free toothbrush.

Meijer

Target

Unadvertised pricing can vary by store and by region.

Walmart

Unadvertised pricing can vary by store and by region.

Whole Foods

Unadvertised pricing can vary by store and by region.

Reader Deals 12/11/14

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

  • Email Rachel: [email protected]
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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

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

Gift Cards

  • Susan has a comment onthe Spa Finder Gift Card Promo, “Costco has 2 $50 cards for $79.99
  • Brandy says, “Finally took advantage of the 20% off gift cards (Amazon and others) at Thornton’s. The one on 63rd in Woodridge had at least 10 Amazon cards on the display. I bought one… deal says 1 per customer even though I know others have purchased more. Also signed up for a rewards gas card and got $.10 off per gallon (for 3 months apparently), so paid $2.49/gal!! Thanks.”

Heads Up!

  • Lynn sent a comment,” I may be the last one to know this, but  I discovered today that some Amazon Lightening Deals also have other promotions that compute on the PRE-DEAL (regular Amazon) price.  As an example, I bought a men’s jacket normally $78 on lightening deal for $24.99.  I noticed on the item description page that there was a 30% off promotion when you entered a code at checkout.  I entered that code at checkout and it took off another $23.40 (30% of $78).  The net cost was $1.59 shipped.  I thought they might cancel my order, but it has shipped and my card charged $1.59. I’ve tried this on several other items and the math works the same way, although typically the discount is not quite so dramatic.”
  • Rebecca, “Not sure if this has been noted yet, but the Stride Rite store at Oak Brook Mall is closing in 2 weeks. All inventory is 70% off, even off of already reduced prices. It’s a bit of a jumble but the employees are super helpful. For $95, I scored 10 pairs of shoes, including KEEN, MERRILL, and SAUCONY that retail for $60+. There is a HUGE amount of infant/toddler sizes, a lot of boots. The boys’ section had mostly larger (kid 1-4) sizes but some 9-10-12 toddler too.”
  • Julie has some comments on the Crayola deal at Target, “FYI – the BOGO 50% mix and match is a mess with Crayola.  The print ads and in store signage do not include Crayola, but the online site does.  The prices online for the 1 or 2 items I was interested in were higher than in store, but out of stock online.  I tried working it out at customer service, but the gal working the desk yesterday dais that Crayola must have been a separate BOGO sale.  If you go to the BOGO sale on target.com however, it shows all the Crayola items in with the Nerf, Barbie, etc.  I printed out the page with the item I’m looking for mixed and matches with all the other brands and will see if it works.  If so, Crayola also has a 30% off cartwheel to make things even better.”

Legos

  • Maria has a tip on finding Lego storage, “For those who thrift, I’ve seen these at Goodwill a few times. Usually priced between $4.99-$14.99, depending on the condition and which location. I got a pair for $4.99 each and they were perfect. So, if you’re patient – keep your eyes peeled. ;)
  • Julie also a suggestion where to find storage, “Menards had a 10 drawer one that looks identical to the right half of the one pictured above for $20 on Black Friday weekend.  If interested, you might check your local Menards for a cheaper option if they have any left.”
  • Another source from Elizabeth, “i have seen similar ones at Joann’s fabrics as well.”
  • From Meg, “These come up on Amazon Lightning Deals for around $25 and I have gotten the one that is half the size at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon.  That being said, I would recommend not wasting your money.  The drawers do not stay in the guides and you end up with a stack of drawers on the floor.  We use ours for craft and art supply storage and I’m constantly swearing at it.”
  • From Bob, “they have them on sale at menards also”
  • Kathryn comments, “I didn’t have good luck with these…the drawers come out too easily and don’t stay even.”
  • San reports, “That’s sooo expensive and not the greatest quality. Every year I see a fellow teacher throw hers out.
  • On the Lego Minecraft Enderdragon, Julie says “Toys R US usually does a B1G1 50% a week or 2 before christmas. I’m holing out and hoping they will this year as well.”

Mariano’s

  • Don has some Mariano’s Deals, “Shorewood store has several specials, specific to their store. They have coupon books in store with $5/$50 limit 1 and same book has Perdue s/b breast $1.68 so $1.50/lb after spending 50 with coupon. My 1st stop in store was to show the front desk manager a print of their ad showing the milk and asked if he will honor the $3.50 for a full gallon and he said absolutely, when cashier asked I advised her of that and had no problems. BTW, I had the produce guy bring out more potebello mushrooms and they were really really nice and fresh…. the c/s at this store is top notch…..”

Meijer

  • Janelle sent this deal, “Meijer is having a fantastic sale on fine jewelry (12/10 & 12/11) for 2 days only. Everything is 70% off with another 10% taken off at the register. Add the Santa Bucks on top of that and you can score some amazing jewelry very cheap. I purchased a $200 necklace for $44 last night. :) Today is the last day.”
  • Maria comments on the Free Colgate Toothbrush, “Last night stopped at the Niles store and no toothbrushes.  Went to Customer Service hoping to get a raincheck and they told me to go pick out a Meijer toothbrush as a substitute.

Reader Requests

  • Letsshop asks, “What does Boursin cheese taste like? or similar to ?”
  • Kelly answers, “On the Borsin garlic and herb cheese, if I remember correctly, it’s similar to a whipped Philadelphia garlic and herb cream cheese.”
  • Bridget is looking for the coupon, “Where is the $1.50 coupon for boursin cheese located?  Thank you”
  • Rachel sends the link to the Boursin coupon, use ZIP 02134

Strack & Van Til

  • Melissa found a coupon to go with the Strack Van Til deal, “there is a $1 back offer on checkout51 for wild harvest hummus. The 13.4oz jars are ,99 cents at stracks this week. Free hummus!

Meijer deals week of 12/11/14 – 12/17/14

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Here are the best Chicago Meijer deals and coupon matchups (for the Meijer Thursday market ads) I see for the week of 12/11/14 – 12/17/14.

(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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Meijer deals — Two day sale 12/10/14 – 12/11/14

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Here are the best Meijer deals and coupon matchups I see for the two day sale ad running 12/10/14 – 12/11/14.

  • Santa Bucks are back! Clip these from the ad and save on general merchandise, apparel, or health & beauty care or clip on mPerks for a digital version.
  • SodaStream Play Home soda maker, $71.99. Use the $10 Santa Buck to get it for $61.99.
  • Nintendo 3DS XL, $179.99. Use the $20 Santa Buck to get it for $159.99.
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire for 3DS, $39.99. Use the $5.00 Santa Buck to get it for $34.99.
  • Barbie 2014 Holiday Doll, $30.00. Use the $5 Santa Buck to get it for $25.00.
  • Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels, $5.00.
  • Ty Plush, $5.00.
  • Zoomer Dino, $78. Use the $15 Santa Buck to get it for $63.
  • Ever After High Thronecoming dolls, $15.00.
  • Kids outerwear, 40% off.
  • Falls Creek men’s lounge pants, $10.00.
  • Brand name men’s outerwear, 40% off.

Reader Deals 12/6/14

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

  • Email Rachel: [email protected]
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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

  • Sabrina comments on the $5/1 Braun coupon, “Of course I didn’t get to use that nice $5/1 Braun thermometer coupon when I went to Walgreens yesterday. But I did use the $10/1 Walgreens coupon from their monthly book. The thermometer was $59.99-$10. And would have been 44.99 if I had the $5 coupon. And as a review, I love this product! I bought it to replace a 14-year-old Braun in-ear thermometer that I thought was malfunctioning when it took a temp of 105.9. So the new Braun doesn’t even need to touch you to get a temp. And it turns out my old ear thermometer was working just fine. My kid just had a super high fever from the flu.”
  • Rachel, “Yikes — 105.9?”
  • Feelgood found this: Two free movie tickets to see HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS this weekend:

Meijer

  • Nilo comments on Mperks, “i did not have the free pantie on my mperks but i did have a free kraft mac & cheese. also on the veev rebates, the 2nd time around it is a $3 like shandelle posted. i bought 2 prior to knowing of the snap early this morning and had quite a surprise when i checked my DH snap account (i did not get the offer on my snap account).”
  • Outlander commented, “My free panty was in women’s apparel. I bought it the same day. They are on sale 3/$12 and $4 came off just fine. It looks like just some people got it.”

Reader Requests

  • Maggie is looking for an x-box, “We are looking for an X-Box 360. Any deals out there or did we miss the boat?! :)”
  • Tan has some options for Maggie, “Several different options, new: you can go to the walmart website and do a search for xbox 360 bundle and you get a couple different options for around $200 which includes a game. used: slickdeals has a frontpage deal for used 360 consoles at cowboom  or you could try craigslist
  • Tony and Diane are looking for gift wrappers, “TODAY IF anyone would like to join us they can use the help wrapping gifts. THEY WILL HAVE 2 EVENTS!!! Event #1- Saturday December 6, 2014 Christmas Gift and Wrapping Event for the Homeless at the Irving Park Lutheran Church in the gym on 4057 N. Harding in Chicago, Ill. 60618. NOTE: The event is on the corner of Belle Plaine & Harding Aves. kitty corner from the church. Times: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Event # 2- Saturday December 13 , 2014 Christmas Gift Wrapping event for the Homeless at The Elk Grove Baptist Church in the classroom area in Elk Grove Village, Illinois on 801 Beisner Road 60007 behind Alexian Brothers Hospital Times:10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tami answers a question from yesterday on the Fit Bit deal, “No problem getting the Walgreens balance rewards points for the fit bit! :)”

Target Red Card

  • Lisa has a comment on the Target Red Card, “I see the benefits but with all the fraud it seems risky to give offer another opportunity to thieves. I feel vulnerable enough this season and am using Pay Pal more than ever. I  have received several notices of varied accounts of mine being jeopardized and have had my debit card for my bank replaced twice in one month for security purposes. Now I have streamlined usage of ANY card and am concerned about opening up my checking to another possibility to problems. Thankfully, none of the times it was jeopardized has resulted in unauthorized charges. Am I paranoid or this this concern anyone else as well?
  • Stacey has a comment too, “I would rather have a credit than debit card for this very reason Lisa. If my checking funds were compromised, it may take a while for the bank to replace them. Thus, I rarely use my debit card.”
  • Seachicago also comments, “You also get 5% off at their portrait studio.  Combined with their coupon offers, I usually get good deals on pictures of the kids!”
  • Elizabeth sent a last minute deal, “This is a last minute deal, but you can double dip the 10% Market Pantry Cartwheel with the $5/$20 snacks at Target. From the picture it looks like only name brand products are included, but the big posters in the store clearly show Market Pantry products. I was at $20.07 for snacks so I qualified for the $5 GC and also saved $2.01 with the cartwheel. Red card for another 5% off the total. Yay for cheap chocolate mint cookies, $1.22 instead of $1.97.”

Whole Foods

  • Feelgood says the Spectrum Canola Oil deal is still good,”Stopped at Whole Foods tonight, the 6 oz Spectrum Canola Oil spray is still $3.99. Free if you still have the $2.00/1 manufacturer and the $2.00/1 Whole Foods store coupons. Got two.”
  • Rachel asks,”Nice — did you notice how long it was tagged for? The last tag was 12/2 that I saw, so hopefully extended til I happen to get back over there. :)”
  • Feelgood replies, “Sorry, didn’t look at the expiration date because the tag was on the bottom shelf behind a pole. But they were tagged $3.99 (regular $5.99) and that’s what they rang up for.”

 

High value Ziploc coupon reset — Free at Meijer today only

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The $2.00/2 Ziploc coupon has reset, and through today 12/6 only you can use it to get free Ziploc at Meijer:

There’s also a $1.00/2 Ziploc printable here.

Thanks to feelgood, who saw this on Meijer Madness.

$.67 Craisins at Meijer

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Heather found Craisins 3/$5.00 at Meijer! Use the $1.00/1 coupon in the 11/23 RP to get a bag for just $.67.

Reader Deals 12/4/14

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

  • Email Rachel: [email protected]
  • Comment on any post where it seems to fit.
  • Post on the Facebook Wall.

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

  • Sara comments on the Kashi deal, “The 25% of Kashi coupon on Amazon also works on the Kashi Cookies, Oatmeal Dark Chocolate, 8.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3), on the 5% S&S tier, comes to $7.96 ($2.65 a box). Of course, cheaper if you get to the 15% off tier by ordering 5 S&S items.

Favorite place to view Christmas Decorations

  • Illini Mom sent a comment about her favorite place, “Almost forgot to mention this gem—–In Lisle, Morton Arboretum’s synchronized light & music show called “Illumination”.  Our entire fam went on the night after Thanksgiving; it was great!  It’s a one mile walk on a path. The tix were about $10 & there’s not any add’l fee for entrance nor parking.  Took a full hour since we walked slowly & really enjoyed the light show. PS They DO sell warm drinks & have restrooms on the pathway, both of which are important when you have little people.” (Rachel adds that you can get tickets from Living Social.)

Fit Bit

  • Tami comments on the Fit Bit deal, “I also purchased when it was starting 60,000 points and had an email showing this as well. I called and they adjusted my points balance.”

Jewel

  • Jane sent a deal to go with the Febreeze deal, “Plus you will get $10 back on SS (saving star) for the Febreze if you haven’t already. Perfect since you already have to buy exactly $30 to get the $5 in store Cat back”
  • Smartshopper also comments, “The Jewel Febreze deal now becomes a money maker utilizing Savings Star $10 cash back offer wyb $30 in P&G products. This is now a $6.00 money maker! The candles can be nice gifts for the bus driver, teacher, mail carrier, friends, neighbors, dog walker, yourself or anyone else you want to show appreciation for this holiday season.”

Meijer

  • Outlander sent this deal, “There’s 1 free women’s panty on Mperks. :)”

Reader Requests

  • Alicia has a request, “I’m looking for one of those cube shelving units (like the Ikea Expedit but much much cheaper). I just realized I missed the 1/2 off sale at Menards (for $19.99), so if anyone else sees another deal, please let me know!”

Restaurant & Retail Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers

  • Christine sent a deal for the Restaurant & Retails Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers, “Culvers Promotion. Free Value Basket voucher for every $25 gift card purchased. Vouchers good thru 02/28/2015. Additionally, for each $25 GC, receive a Culvers calendar [while supplies last] which have 2 coupons per month. Many of the coupons are either $1 off Value Basket or B1G1Free item.”
  • feelgood sent some other deals for gift cards, “For anyone with American Express credit card accounts, check your “AMEX Offers for You” when you sign in to your account online. I have loaded many offers. Best ones I like: Office Depot/Office Max. Spend $50, get $10 back. Found Albertson’s (works at Jewel) and Shell gas gift cards, like a 20% discount! JCPenney. Spend $50, get $10 back. Walmart online. Spend $15, get $5 back. Bought a $15 Walmart gift card. Best Buy. Spend $250, get $25 back. They sell VISA gift cards.” And, “Golden Corral buffet. Get $5 Bonus Bucks for every $25 in Gift Card purchases. “
  • Jen found a gift card deal, “I just got an email that Hackney’s is offering a $20 certificate when you buy $100.”
  • Betty also sent a deal, “Thorton’s stil has 20% off gift cards. My local store restocked from the weekend already! Got Amazon at 20% off”

Three pack of Raw Honey

  • Julie sent this comment about the Raw Honey deal, “I actually just bought these last night, great price!”