Reader deals 10/24/14

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

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

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

Amazon

Apps

  • Cathy has been using Checkout 51: “I have been buying Mrs. Renfro’s salsa every week. It runs about $2 at Woodman’s so I get it for about $1. For gourmet delicious salsa I’ll take it! Also, you can take the fruit variety salsa, mix with cream cheese and you have an awesome pretzel dip :)”

Household tips

  • Kristina says: “For the homemade vanilla extract, purchase extract grade beans. They are drier so they don’t add as much water to the finished product, plus they’re cheaper. I ordered these back in July and got 50 beans. I bought the large Kirkland’s brand vodka from Costco, removed about a cup of vodka, then followed the directions and cut the beans into 1/2 inch pieces and tossed them all in. By far, the best batch I’ve ever made!
  • Sabrina adds: “Love homemade vanilla. Due to allergies in our house I use Ciroc vodka because it is made from grapes and has no other fillers like corn or gluten etc. I also bought the vanilla beans from Amazon. I do a lot of baking and cooking and just started my second bottle stewing. The first bottle was started in 2010, it goes a long way and tastes amazing. I so happen to take a shot off the top before adding the vanilla so there is enough room in the bottle and no spill over.”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “I checked the price on the Orville popcorns and they are $3.29 each this week BOGO. The sign below said it expired 11-4, I believe but that sign did not mention the FREE 2- 2 liters of pop. I’m guessing that sale may only be thru this week so if you want the popcorn deal with 3 things free you better get it sooner than later. I sure hope we do get that $1/2 coupon this weekend!”
  • Melanie reports that the Frito Lay snack packs: “These are $5.99 at Jewel this week.”

Meijer

  • From feelgood: “The Meijer weekly ad I picked up today at the Homer Glen store shows Eckrich Smoked Sausage at 1.69 each (mix or match 5). So only .69 each after the $1 coupon.”
  • Sara shares: “Went shopping at Meijer last night and found some great deals!
    1) Buy $50 or more of the following gift cards, get a $10 checkout coupon valid on your next order: Applebee’s, Darden (Maggiano’s, Chili’s, etc.), Cold Stone Creamery, Fandango Dinner and a Movie, IHOP, LongHorn Steakhouse, Panda Express, Red Lobster, Steak ‘n Shake. (10/12-10/25). I also got a $5 off $50 Meijer gift card coupon from the Catalina machine. Not sure if it was because I purchased one of the gift cards above or because I shop at Meijer every week, but definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
    2) If you have Ibotta and the new app, Shrink, there are two awesome deals on alcohol. VEEV Vodka is on price drop for $24.99. Earn $15.00 back from Ibotta and $8.00 back from Shrink for a net cost of $1.98! VitaFrute Cocktails are on price drop for $12.99. Earn $9.00 back from Ibotta and $5.00 back from Shrink for a $1.01 moneymaker! I did both last night and it worked fine. Also, Shrink now has a note that you can mark on the receipt which items you are trying to get money for to help speed up processing time. Got mine verified within a few hours by doing that. 3) The small bags of Snapea Crisps are regularly $1.69 and there is $0.50 printable on Coupons.com and an Mperks available. They are with the raisins in the produce section. Shopmium has 30% of your purchase for one bag. I bought 2 bags and used 2 coupons. Somehow I got back $0.72. Not sure how they came up with that, but okay with me!

Online deals

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Tents from $9.99 + free shipping” Here, here, and here.

Reader requests

  • Shandelle is wondering: “Anyone else having problems with the bricks coupons.com printables being weird lately? I’ve lost several prints because it stays stuck forever on the printing screen (using chrome on my macbook). It’s inconsistent. But the most aggravating was I just redeemed 1000 points in Kellogg’s Family Rewards for a printable that didn’t go to my printer and the link is one time use. I’ve never had that happen before. I sent them an email and hope they send me a new link, but who knows.. it’s been very frustrating to keep losing prints of really good coupons. Did coupons.com change anything??”

Sam’s Club

  • Monique posts in Hot Deals: “If you don’t mind getting Cool Ranch Doritos instead of Sun Chips, you can get a 50 pack at Sam’s for $10.89, plus tax.” This is at the Hodgkins location — prices will vary by club, can put in ZIP and pick store to see at yours.
  • Kari O. says: “They also have the twin packs of yellow Listerine for 91¢ too…”
  • She adds: “PS: keep in mind the regular store hours open at 10am, but Business and Plus members get in starting at 7. So, if you wait til 10 they will most likely be gone. Same if you do in store pick up because they don’t immediately pull those items or take them out of their inventory immediately.”

Reader deals 10/23/14

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

CVS

  • On Got2B, Outlander says: “There’s $1 back on Saving Star too, for CVS, so could be a good deal there.”

Gluten-free dining

  • Anne shares: “Rev Burger in Carol Stream offers gluten free buns and healthier options. I don’t know if that seems like a birthday dinner restaurant, but it’s an idea.”
  • Some ideas from peaches: “Concerning GF restaurants, are there any Indian middle eastern or vegetarian restaurants in the area? From what I understand there are a fair amount of people from India and Pakistan living in the area, and some of their dishes are GF. None of the chains are going to have very many GF options.You can also go to yelp and put in a zip code and gluten free, and there are several options mentioned”
  • Nora says: “Texas Roadhouse offers gluten free options.”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “Plus there is a store coupon for 50c/1 EE cereal on the front of the Big Book that expires 10-28 [to go with this $1.00/1 manufacturer printable]. Would be great if these are on sale or in the clearance section. I think I saw some priced at just $2 last time I looked but am not sure of the dates on that?”
  • And peaches adds: “When I was there Saturday they had the crunchy nuggets cereal on sale for $2.00″

Magazines

  • DON comments: “I HIGHLY suggest the magazine ORGANIC GARDENING, the only magazine I consistently renew. This magazine comes every other month and is packed with excellent information. This is a great price and as I just found out, I subscribed for 2 years and before checkout was offered a third year for $4.99 which I took advantage of as well. This magazine is straight forward without the fluff and propaganda or speculation, just true and tested info. You will not be disappointed and will feel good offering this on your coffee table.”

Meijer

  • A report from findin’deals: “Suave Professionals reg size shampoo/conditioner is $2.99. Large is $5.19. If purchasing regular size, cashier may adjust one of the $2 coupons to $1.49 to match $1.49 sale price”
  • Sanee is wondering: “A question to any other shoppers of Meijer in St.Charles….Has anyone else had an inconsistent experience with using ‘competitor coupons?’ I carry the policy with me for this reason, but had a horrible experience last night trying to use a target coupon with a manufacturer. I talked with corporate a LONG time ago to make sure the policy was being interpreted correctly and was reassured, but even the “big” manager last night said they can’t accept both and, ‘we’ll do it this time….’ any suggestions?? To my knowledge the policy hasn’t changed….??”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “ISO bread bowls like those at Panera without the Panera price…. any grocery stores etc. sell these?”
  • Lisa is wondering about the tanks on Tanga: “Has anyone gotten these? I’m tall and am concerned they’ll be short…”
  • Meg responds: “I haven’t bought these specifically, but I’ve bought a couple of different variety packs of shirts from Tanga and I’ve been disappointed every time. The quality is not good and the colors are usually weird. Not worth it for me.”
  • From Outlander: “have you heard of some survey site called Paradigm Sample? Just got an email from them. Thanks!”

Walgreens

  • On the Viva deal, letsshop says: “Printed (2) $1/1 coupons for Viva from Jill site ,in case no one seen her blog ! and happy my store had plenty (: so 41.5 per roll”

Whole Foods

  • A heads up from Judy S.: “The $1 coupon on the Imagine site is no longer available. The 17.3 oz soups are $2 in Deerfield.”

Reader deals 10/22/14

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.

CVS

  • From jaci: “Looks like you can do the candy deal twice at CVS even though the ad says 1.”

Food 4 Less

  • Martha posts on Facebook: “Hi Rachel, I just read elsewhere on Facebook that the Food 4 Less in Bolingbrook has started marking down their merchandise in the stores in preparation for its closing next month. That person only mentioned Baby formula is 30% off. I called the store and the person said that “selected items” are marked down, not necessarily sections of the store. Does anyone know anything else that has been discounted? Also, she said that they are still accepting coupons on discounted items.”

Meijer

  • A question from ellen: “were the p&g catalinas nationa or store ones? i have a raincheck for the olay but only want if the catalina is still good. do you know the end daes?”
  • Ashley responds: “It is over but it is returning again. I believe its next week”
  • And ellen asks: “do you mean next week starting tomorrow 10/23 or next week 10/26-11/1?”
  • S.T. shares: “About the Mejier cheese deal: I too was only deducted $2.48 with the same scenario. I have noticed that BOGO deals combined with mPerks MQs will deduct the amount of free item after the MQ discount. I was not happy when I was buying BOGO vitamins last month with a $3 off mPerks MQ. Is this right?”

Menards

  • Patty emails: “If you still have your Menards Sorry Slip (rain check) for the Curad Flexible Fabric bandages at 2/$1, use them soon as these items are now in the Clearance section of the bandages.  It looks like Menards has switched to Band-Aid brand and will no longer carry Curad.  They’re marked down to $0.96.”

Online deals

  • Sara shares: “Saw this tweeted by a Baseball America editor: Kindle editions of 10 baseball books available for under $2 each during World Series: www.thebaseballreader.com/ High and Inside, by Russell Rowland — $0.99 Sol White’s Official Base Ball Guide — $1.99 The Greatest Show on Dirt, by James Bailey — $0.99 The Ringer, by Jenny Shank — $1.99 The Suitors of Spring, by Pat Jordan — $0.99 The Rules Abide: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Baseball Rules (With History, Humor and a Few Big Words), by Jim Tosches — $0.99 The Book of Baseball Literacy, 3rd Edition, by David Martinez — $0.99 Nine Bucks a Pound, by James Bailey — $0.99 Parker Field (A Willie Black Mystery), by Howard Owen — $1.99 Slouching Toward Fargo, by Neal Karlen — $1.99″

Pumpkins

  • Anne reports: “Meijer had pie pumpkins for $1.50 each & Aldi’s were $2.”
  • Christine shares: “Joe Caputos had pie pumpkins for .38/lb. They were small and I bought 3 for 1.81 last week.”
  • Alicia adds: “Re: pie pumpkins – doesn’t Menards have them for $1.49 this week?”

Reader requests

  • Jeff sends over: “I wonder if you or your readers would know of GF restaurants in the Glendale Heights/Bloomingdale/ Carol Stream area (or even St. Charles on North Ave). I am taking my friend out for her birthday and she can only eat GF. I already looked around but didn’t come up with much. Panera doesn’t seem to carry GF.”

Walgreens

  • Mandi found: “Walgreens has fleece lined leggings for 2/$10. I just bought some and they seem like they are good quality.”

Reader deals 10/21/14

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

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

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

CVS

  • Pam shares: “I only get the online offers for CVS as well, so I rarely shop there anymore either! I have heard people say that if you get a new card, you will start getting them again, so maybe that’s an idea.”
  • Another idea from Andrea: “Like many others, I haven’t received any CVS email or regular mail coupons in months – maybe almost a year. Just last week, I tried to change my email address on my account online and got a message that I had to call the 800 number to do that. So I just opted out of receiving emails – no big loss since I wasn’t receiving any anyway! I picked up a few things on Sunday and the cashier was prompted to ask me for my email address. I entered it on the screen, and lo and behold, I received a 20% off ‘welcome’ coupon a few hours later. We will see if this is a one-time thing, or if I will receive them regularly again.”
  • And peaches reports: “I went to CVS to purchase some milk today, and while checking out, I got four store coupons, including one for $2 off any $8 or more eye care purchase, $1.50 off $5 Crest or Oral B toothpaste, mouthwash or toothbrush, $1 off any 3 bags of candy, and $3 off any $10 razors, blades or shave cream.”

Dollar Tree

  • Scott warns: “Heads up. Dollar Tree on Golf Rd(Morton Grove) will not accept theFisher Boy Q’s. Register beeped-invalid Q. Manager would not accept. Cashier said because the pic on Q has 48 piece, that Q is invalid. Bummer”

In-store deals

  • From anne: “If anyone prefers to see the fleece leggings in person (rather than buying online), Ross has them for $4.99 (or at least the Ross in New Lenox has them for that price). I bought a pair, and am very happy with them! Marshalls also carries them for around $6.”

Loyalty programs

  • Maria found: “New Kellogg’s Family Rewards codes from freebies4mom.com/kfr/ EATMORECHOCOLATE (25 points) added 10/17, expires 10/23 KFRSNACKSYOULOVE (50 points) added 10/21, expires 10/27 COLLECTPOINTSNOW (50 points) added 10/21″

Meijer

  • Mandy says: “I also found Meijer Organic whipped butter, 8 oz. tubs marked down on the sticker to $1.91, but, they scanned for $1.59. Expiration dates I found were for 12/14/14. Bloomingdale, IL store in a box cooler across from the yogurt section in dairy. There were about 10 left when I was there.” I saw that on clearance in Berwyn as well, but didn’t catch the price.
  • She also comments: “If you need cheese, Meijer in Bloomingdale has the 7-8 oz. blocks of Kraft cheese on sale this week for $3.48, buy 2 get 1 free. I had an Mperks for $1 off 2 Kraft cheese. Works out to $1.65 each. Watch your receipt, because it only deducted $2.48, which I had corrected at the Service Desk.”

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “Has anybody noticed anywhere that might be closing the season on beets with clearance prices ? Normally about now a market or grocer or 2 has beets for like 30 cents a pound, I would like to stock up – tyia”
  • Meg is wondering: “Does anyone know of a good price on pie pumpkins (or just small pumpkins)? I need about 10 of them for a party activity. I was hoping to find them for $2 each or less.”

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.
    mars meijer

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 10/19/14

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.

Apps

  • On Snap, Jane says: “I got denied my apple one from a long time ago because the receipt was at the end and had that pink line thru it. I sure am glad it was a few cents and not the big $7 one I had from the PF Changs! They are slow, but have patience, they have finally shown up. All of mine were way over a week each!”

CVS

  • Valentina S. shares: “I got $2 off $5 Aquafresh toothpaste coupon from CVS MCM couple weeks ago, expires today, 10/18. To my surprise, I got 30% any toothpaste from MCM today. I used them on 2 twin packs priced $4.29 each. The $2/$5 was applied first, the 30% off took $1.98 off. I also got $0.50 back offer on Snap by Groupon. Good deal on Aquafresh in 9 months since last appearance of insert Aquafresh coupons.”
  • From meg: “I bought the Conair curling iron for $9.99 today and got the $10 ECB. :)”

Staples

  • A report from rifat: “Staples – Got the free water and did not have to pay taxes, including Chicago water tax. Store on Wilson, near Ashland.”

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!”

Television

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.

Reader deals 10/15/14

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.

Aldi

  • Scott emails: “In our local paper tonight in the Kankakee area we have a coupon for $5/30.”

Apps

  • Kim C on Shrink: “I signed up using FACEBOOK and it didn’t give me the option to put in a code. I think you probably have to create a profile rather than letting the app pull your info from FACEBOOK”

Jewel

  • Confirmation from julie on stacking the instant savings on Quaker: “I’ve done 20 items on the same transaction and they all came off.”
  • Kitty sends over: “If you have these coupons, you can get 3 Fresh Express Salad Blends for $1….$2/2 from FE Salad Swap and B2G1F from the Big Book of Savings from last month.  They are $1.50 this week at Jewel.”

Reader requests

  • A Sears question from Wende, on these ballet flats: “I checked the return policy, but it doesn’t specify that you can return an online item TO THE STORE. Does anyone know if you can? TIA ( :”

Restaurants

  • Sara shares: “Here’s an email I received from A La Card for a special offer, valid today only: Today only (10/15), extra 20% off, use promo code 2015PRE You can pre-order the 2015 book which ships early November. You have the choice of either free shipping or they will send you the 2014 cards right away. I chose to get the 2014 cards. www.alacardchicago.com/buy_online.html I bought the cards last year when you posted a Living Social deal and found I liked them much more than the Entertainment Book. Good way to discover some restaurants.”
  • On the Domino’s $1 promo, Ginger comments: “I called the dominos by me in Mokena and they are doing this so call your local one to see.”
  • And Jane says: “I called my store and they said it was from between 12:40- 1:40 PM for the deal. I bet your store will offer this as well.”
  • Then she follows up: “…and called another store near me and they said the time was 12 noon to 1:40PM. Also, the guy said you could pick between hand tossed or thin. I expect a huge line if people hear about this!” So definitely check with your store to confirm participation and time!
  • Also, Koupon Kat reports: “I ordered from the Lisle Domino’s last night and there was a flyer promoting this attached to the box.”