Reader deals 4/23/14

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.

Activities

Amazon

  • Outlander says: “I found this book at my library to help with Windows 8.1. No, I’m not a senior. :)”

Bridal gowns

  • To add to yesterday’s collection, Mandi says: “For wedding dresses- try house of hope in Barrington. Some of the dresses are older, but alot of them were donated from wedding boutiques for the tax write off. I found mine there -never been worn, beautiful hand beaded detailing all over the dress. I just had to get it hemmed. All the dresses are $50. The veils range in price. Also the ladies that work there are very friendly. They also have formal dresses for bridesmaids/ mother of the bride. Check their website, they have particular hours. Hope this helps!”

Costco

Cost Plus World Market

  • From John W: “Weds. April 23 is World Market’s one day BOGO coffee sale on their house brand 12 oz. coffees, which start at $5.99 (regular and decaf, it’s a very good deal on decaf). So, get 6 coffee for $17.97, use a 10% off coupon (via email or the 4/13 World Market ad, or joining at worldmarketexplorer.com/benefits) to make it $16.17, plus members (World Market Explorer) will get double coffee credits, enough for one free bag of coffee in the future (you can get the expensive kinds for free, too). So that’s 7 bags of coffee for $2.31 each, a great deal on good coffee.”

Coupons

  • Theresa posts on Facebook: “In today’s Chicago Tribune, the back cover of the wrap-around for the sales inserts has a nice Brach’s candy coupon – $1 off any one Brach’s product, 12 oz. or smaller. Expires 6/1/14. Wanted to point it out, since it is easy to miss.” Yesterday, I got this in my hand-delivered ads and Rachel got it in her mailed ads.

CVS

  • On the allergy rebate, Suzann wonders: “Do you have to buy the 48 count? If you could do the 24 count as Jenny at the Southern Savers blog points out your mm would be over $14.00.” The rebate doesn’t seem to specify a size.

Fannie May

  • Sent over by feelgood: “Easter Candy Sale – Up to 50% @ fanniemay.com Sale items, low to high sort - items from $1.99. And, these coupons stack with sale prices: 53119  - 30% off $30 purchase 11999  – 15% off any purchase”

Food 4 Less

  • On the 4/$8.00 cereal that gets you a free gallon of milk, ellen says: “you could use the cereal coupon that came with the sunday paper.” There was a $1.00/1 and samples with some Sunday papers, but I got mine with Saturday’s Sun-Times.

Jewel

  • Raegan posts in Hot Deals: “Some of the EB Farms 5oz salads have $1/2 peelies on them too.” I have seen them at Meijer recently as well.
  • Regarding post-redeeming store coupons, Ashley says: “Yes from experience it works just as well. It’s any coupon they said.” Yes, this is one thing I have never had a problem with at Jewel, lol.
  • Theresa emails: “Jewel pizza Catalina”
    jewel digiorno

Piggly Wiggly

  • Outlander found: “New Piggly- Wiggly in Carol Stream has gallons of skim milk on special for 99 cents (49 cents after Ibotta) because it expires on 4/26. Even found a gallon of Organic milk for $1.99 exp. 4/29. Time to make quiche, rice pudding…”

Reader requests

  • A Target question from Eva: “Anybody know prices for strawberries, blackberries, clementines kiwi.  Either locations schaumburg rd or army trial rd.  I know prices vary”
  • One from Charlotte: “Speaking of tablecloths… I want a runner or two for my dining room table. Any idea where I can get some cheap? :)”

Target

  • Cari found: “From Totally Target ‘Buy 2 Zyrtec 10 mg Liquid Gels 25 ct ($16.19) & Visine Allergy Drops ($3.23) = $35.61 -.32 (use 10% Off Visine Eye Drops Target Cartwheel x5/3 -$8.00 (use two $4/1 Zyrtec Adult Product 12 ct+ 4-13-14 SS1 x5/2 -$1.50/1 Visine Product HERE = $25.79 – $10 (get back two $5 Gift Cards for buying the 2 Zyrtec thru /26 = $15.79 for all after coupons, cartwheel & gift Cards plus submit for the $20 Visa Card for buying 3 qualifying products HERE‘”
  • A reminder and a find from feelgood: “If you haven’t used them yet, today (4/23) is the last day to use the THANKS and SPRING mobile coupons for $1.00 off $1.00 fruit ,vegetable, and meat purchases. Went to the Lemont Target a few days ago and they had 24-oz chicken drumsticks marked $3.19 with $2.00 off clearance stickers. After the $1.00 mobile coupons, paid $0.19 for each!”

Walmart

  • From feelgood on the Hamburger Helper and beef rebate: “I think I’ll buy 4 HH instead of 3, plus the ground beef, in each transaction. 3 HH = $0.88 x 3 = $2.64 – one $1.00/2 MQ = $1.64 4 HH = $0.88 x 4 = $3.52 – two $1.00/2 MQ’s = $1.52″
  • He adds: “Shop & Save Market has Fresh 80% Lean Ground Chuck $2.39/lb. You could also price match Shop & Save’s Whole Sweet Seedless Watermelon $1.99 price at Walmart, if they have whole watermelons.”

Reader deals 4/22/14

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

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

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

Amazon

  • Zack posts in Hot Deals about the pinch guards: “We got these a while back! They are pretty cook and useful for under two bucks!”
  • And if you want to be terrified into buying them, Kari O. shares: “I’m buying these. My sister in law got her pinky chopped off earlier this year from a rogue door, so for $1.67 I can be a little less paranoid about my kiddos near doors. Thanks!” That is horrible!

Bridal gowns

  • Suzann says: “For bridal check the most upscale consignment shops in your area- that’s how I got rid of mine. Next marriage ceremony was at the courthouse—LOL. I am one of the readers in Houston so my consignment shop will not work for you looking for a bridal gown but try the upscale consignment stores in your area perhaps even phoning ahead so you don’t waste gasoline. This used to be a decent resource but I do not know what it has evolved into–David’s Bridal.”
  • Beth suggests: “Wedding Belles in Barrington sells sample dresses and on consignment. I paid about $400 for my dress there in 2005. Wouldn’t know what the prices are like these days, but I had a great experience there when I was a bride.”
  • Joanne’s advice: “For the person looking for wedding dresses – there is a little thrift store in Tinley Park – called NU2U – 170th Oak Park Avenue – every so often they get a donation from bridal salons of the sample dresses – they don’t have much left now(a couple of racks – a few months ago they had so many dresses, they held a special sale at t different location) – but they are only $15 – the fabric and ornamentation on the dresses is worth more than that. I think its worth a trip – you can ask when they’ll get the next shipment in(if they know they also had bridesmaid, mother of the bride, etc.”
  • An idea from theresa: “Bridal shop in west dundee having one day sample sale I think it is April 26th. Give them a call. saw sign as I drove through town but not really looking for that.”
  • A tip from Jamie: “Check craigslist and Facebook groups. There are also wedding blogs- I don’t remember the name but it was only 5 years ago but I had posted my dress. It never sold but it was kind of expensive.”
  • An idea from ellen: “try the Goodwill in Lincoln Park in chicago. My daughter shops there for designer clothes.”
  • Another from kelly: “I was just at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale. There’s a store there called Total Wedding. I noticed they were having 50% off on wedding dresses. Looked like a pretty good selection. The store is on the upper level across from JC Penney.”

Groupon

  • Jill warns: “I used to buy the groupon to King Spa a lot, but most recently I have found the place to be crazy busy and far from zen. I don’t think it is even worth $10 with the amount of folks packed into the place!”

Jewel

  • Kari O. found Popchips: “I just bought these on clearance yesterday at Jewel! They were $1.50 in Spring Grove. Woo, looks like I’ll be post redeeming. :)”

Krispy Kreme

Reader requests

  • One from jane: “Does anyone have any free classes on Windows 8/8.1 to recommend? Staples offers classes, but I’m not sure if there is a cost.” One place to check is your local library; they often offer free basic computer classes.

Ultra Foods

  • Lori S. reports: “Ultra in Downers Grove doesn’t even sell Aloha Morning Hawaiian Punch, looked for it the other day.”
  • But linda found it: “the ultra in Kankakee has the aloha morning and is part of the sale I purchased 3 for 88 cents each and my kids love it.”

Reader deals 4/21/14

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

  • Mike says: “$2/1 CVS diapers on the link that takes you to the coupons.com page.”
  • A report from feelgood: “Just got from CVS. 4-pk Scope TO GO is regular priced at $2.57, with a $3.00 ECB, Limit 2. Bought 2, paid $5.14, got a $6.00 ECB.
    $0.86 MM.”
    cvs scope togo

Internet service

  • From feelgood: “looking for cheaper internet service, you may want to look into this offer on Groupon. You can get up to 500 mb a month free, or 2 gb for $17.99. Don’t get the stick, it’s only for one device…the Photon is a hotspot and several devices can sign on at the same time. Uses 4G Sprint. Lots of mixed reviews on freedompop, though.”

Jewel

  • Kari O. shares: “I found after Easter Fresh Turkey and Turkey Breasts for 99¢/lb at two different Jewel-Osco’s today. Not a bad price since there’s no minimum purchase and it’s not Thanksgiving. We got 2 for the freezer. I’m also searching for clearanced Easter hams too. Has anyone seen any markdowns on those?”

Mobile phone plans

  • April shares: “For a cell phone plan I use Family Mobile from Walmart. It’s based on Tmobile network . $45 per month includes unlimited talk and text + 5 gb Internet access. I think you can add additional lines for $10-15. The draw back that you can’t recieve any of text massages from Target with coupons”

Printing

  • A tip from Matt: “When you go to the resale shop look for ink that matches your printer. Every once in a while I find expensive ink for under $5. Sometimes the outer box is damaged and the ink is sealed inside.”

Reader requests

  • An Ultra Foods question from Jeff: “Does anyone know if the aloha Hawaaian punch is included in the sale to use the 1.00 off coupon tia”
  • From benita: “I am looking for a wedding dress for a friend. Last year house of hope in arlington heights has a may bridal sale, but they are no longer running the sale. Goodwill and the Salavation Army is a hit or miss. Does anyone know of sample sales, charity shops, etc for wedding dresses. The wedding is a year away, so if the sale is later in the year that is ok.”
  • An idea from Samantha: “I had seen this in the Sunday Trib and it looked cool”
  • Martina says: “Low in Kellogg’s Raisin Bran as well. Thank’s again :0)” There is a $3.00/3 printable here. Anyone know of a good place to use it?
  • She also is: “Looking for a deal on Flushable Cleansing Cloths (Scott, Cottonelle…). Thank you :0)” This Amazon deal is one idea, any others?

Target

  • For the Method deal, liz noticed: “theres a $1.00 off handwash method on my shopmium also!”
  • A baby food deal from andi: “check totallytarget.com’s post (search Ella) on some of the recent baby deals. I got 4 pouches of Ella’s organic baby food for a friend for $0.40 total, or 10 cents each. TotallyTarget provides a link to a $1 printable, which works on a single item (obviously, you’ll need multiple printers as it’s 2 per [computer]). Then, Target text club for baby deals provides a $1.50/4 Target coupon. Lastly, I had 10% on Cartwheel (not sure when this expires). Had I been able to get ALL Strawberry apple, it would have been $0.06 total for all four. However, store was picked over, and I had to get other pouches with a ring price of $1.77 (the strawberry/apple was $1.39). Then used my redcard, of course.” Unfortunately, the Cartwheel expired 4/19.

Walgreens

  • Tamara found: “Free Glade Decor refills at Walgreens. $1 each when you buy 3. Buy 4 at $1 and use two $2/2 from rightathome.”

Walmart

  • On the Hamburger Helper deal, Jane says: “I just printed up the rebate and it is limit 2 offers per address! I wonder how much ground beef is at Walmart anyway? That is $12.88 worth of free meat!” Not sure, but you could price match that as well!

Reader deals 4/20/14

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.

Contests

  • Feelgood found this Facebook contest with instant win and you can play daily. Prizes include an M&Ms ball: “M&M M-ball contest

CVS

  • A find from feelgood: “Went to CVS Saturday night, new tags were up for the Speed Stick Gear deodorant sticks. Noticed the Speed Stick Gear body spray was also tagged 2/$8 with the $3.00 ECB offer!”
  • And he found: “There is also a printable $1/1 Sparkle coupon here (works 2 times, hit PRINT again):”

Meijer

  • Leslie comments: “Morning Star Farms is on sale at Meijers starting Thursday for the Chicagoland area. B3G1 @ $3.33. Meijer usually particapates in the National Cat’s.”

Printers

  • Experience from letsshop: “Epson can’t cheat with the re manufacturer ink ):” You may have luck with different models, though.
  • Kari O. says: “My in laws have an Epson printer and they use the super cheap refilled ink they buy off eBay. The only thing is the printer asks you EVERY time if you want to print with a non-approved ink because the quality may not be good. It’s works fine.”

Target

  • Mollie W says: “Regarding the Magnum Ice Cream Bars. I took the Ultra Ad to my Target store and matched the price which was 2.50 a box of three. I used two coupon of 1.25 each and bought two boxes making that $2.50 for two boxes. Target will match prices at the cust. service desk.” Update — this may have been last week or an unadvertised sale, I don’t see them in this week’s ad.

Walgreens

  • From letsshop: “Did a good deal at Walgreens today , bought 2 Irish Spring body wash 2 for $7.00  free after using 2 coupons  4/6SS  $1.50/1 coupon and $4 RR Gear body wash is included in sale”

Walmart

  • Outlander reports: “Speaking of Challenge butter, I wanted to price match it at Walmart, but they don’t carry it unfortunately. :( I printed a lot of those $1/1 Qs, so hopefully it will go on sale at Meijer again for $2 before they expire.”

Reader deals 4/19/14

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.

Dollar Tree

  • Outlander shares: “I found at Dollar Tree big boxes of Kellogg’s Fruit Loops so 3 free after $3/3 Qs. And also Honey Bunches of Oats Greek yogurt, so 50 cents after $1/2 from 4/13 SS1.”
    dollar tree cereal

Internet service

  • Priscilla comments: “Don’t forget if your kids qualify for reduced or free lunch you should qualify for Internet Essentials through comcast for 9.99 a month internet.”

Target

  • For anyone still heading to Target tonight for Bounty, new2q says: “There is also a $1/2 bounty rolls Q in the energizer battery packs that had ‘ Save over $20 PG items ‘ . These where the 20- pack batteries that were free after rewards at Office Max.”
  • And Samantha says: “There is also a $1 off 6 pack or larger Bounty when you text offers. You know, if you need some more PT ;)”
  • A tip from Kari O.: “Target will tell you it’s the discretion of the manager or cashier to accept or not accept coupons. I’d suggest buying the items then returning to customer service for a refund of your “missed coupons”. They allow that for at least 3 days, sometimes a week.”
  • Jaimene says: “The Target mobile app has ALL of the mobile coupons and bar codes Including the special deals and baby mobile coupons” You may still have to be signed up for the mobile coupons in order to get them in your app.

Ultra Foods

  • Something to look for from Linda: “When buying the Keebler crackers, look for peelies for buy 2 boxes of crackers, get a dozen eggs free!”

Whole Foods

Reader deals 4/18/14

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.

Berkot’s

  • Jane says: “I used my 2- $1/1 printables for the Challenge butter Wed. to get them for $1.28 each….but then I noticed in this weeks Berkots ad, they had them for only $2 each. I was going there anyway this morning, so I tried to get another 2 for only a dollar each but they denied my coupon because it had a JEWEL LOGO on it! She even brought out the manual showing me the policy. It is a manuf. coupon and does not say ONLY at Jewel….I left them on the belt. Silly. Just wanted to share it w/ others who may shop there.”

Gardening

  • Nikki shares: “I purchased the rain barrels Aileen is talking about last year. Unless they’ve changed it, it is a limit of 2 per household. They were not delivered in the time frame promised (shocker, right? LOL) but they were nice enough to hide them from street view, as we were not there when they were delivered. They were easy to install, came with instructions, & all the necessary hardware. After researching many rain barrels, these were the cheapest we found at the time.”

Jewel

  • Something to look for from Outlander: “At Jewel, if you are doing $5/5 Kraft deal with Kool Aid Jammers, look for clearance ones (lemonade and watermelon flavors) for $1.58, so only $0.58 after the discount.”

Online deals

  • On the cheap refurbished desktop, Matt says: “I would add is that refurbished with desktop computers typically just means the computer was used, so they just wiped the hard drive and reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows. Individuals or businesses refurbishing computer are basically just part of a program where Microsoft allows them a cheaper license to put Windows on a used computer that has not had a motherboard change or processor upgrade so that it can resold or donated. Other types of refurbished products actually had something wrong with them and were repaired, so there may be a little more risk involved.  Definitely for the kids a machine like this is slightly faster than an old XP machine. Pick up a cheap flat panel monitor from the Good Will for under $10 and they’re ready to go. This machine was probably around in the early days of Vista (pre-2009) and may have had Vista or XP on it originally. You can usually get a decent used dual core machine on eBay for $100, but a lot of times the machines don’t come with an operating system. The biggest thing to check on a machine like this is to do a quick Google search to determine how much RAM you can put in these because that is the main thing that can be upgraded in a machine like this.” He also shares this link.

Target

  • For the paper products deal, Kari O. says: “don’t forget there is a $1/1 Bounty DuraTowel in the coupon booklets from Pampers diaper cases! Also Target sent out those Spring mailers last month with $1/1 and $1/2 Paper Items which include Bounty 6ct+ packs.”
  • A deal from Jordan: “Use the Aveeno coupon in the latest of the Target Baby mobile coupons and the 5% off Aveeno on Cartwheel, then get $2 back from Checkout 51 for Aveeno baby lotion for as low as $.74 each.” Not everyone will have the Aveeno baby offer, but definitely worth checking your Checkout 51!

Walmart

  • For more cheap detergent, Mallory realized: “If you “unlike” Ajax on Facebook and “relike” them again, it will let you print it more than once! :)”

Reader deals 4/17/14

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.

Devon Market

  • John W comments: “You can get the same deal on the butter this week at Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon in Chicago (www.devonmarket.com/weekly-ads). I think they accept these coupons. Also at Devon Market, 99 cent sugar (limit 1 with $10 purchase), $1.99/lb ground beef.”

Freebies

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “FYI Liberty Savings Bank is having their free monthly shredding event this Sat the 19th at 7111 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago from 9-12pm.. Every month from now on they will have a free shredding day at their other locations. I changes every month.”

Gardening

  • Aileen emails: “If you get water service from the Metropolitan Reclamation Water District of Greater Chicago, you can get a 55 gallon rain barrel for $58 plus tax delivered to Cook County addresses. A variety of colors and includes installation harware and mosquito screen. www.mwrd.org/irj/portal/anonymous/rainbarrel Chicago residents can also get a rebate of 50% for purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, tree or native plant here: www.sustainablebackyards.org/

Kmart

  • Matt sends over: “Kmart has Cottonelle TP for $5.49 and an additional $3 off WYB 3. So basically $4.49 plus tax WYB 3. Then when you combine with any surprise points it’s an even better deal. Also Kmart has a promo going this week. Buy a $25 gift to Kmart and get an additional $5 and an additional $2 in points. So that’s basically $25 for $32 worth of credit. I believe that Kmart gift cards are also good at Sears. So what you could do is buy some stuff at Kmart with SYW points and SYW coupons and then pay the remainder for it with the gift card. When you look at the fact that Kmart offer $10 off $50 coupons in addition to surprise points and this promo it’s easy to see how the deals could stack together.”

Loyalty programs

Meijer

  • A warning from Brian: “Be warned that I had trouble at the Bolingbrook (I-355) store; they refused the Target coupons stating that “they don’t accept the ‘Web’ coupons. I was able to get them to accept them “this time”. I do not see that distinction in their policy. Be prepared to argue.”
  • Anne adds: “I had the SAME thing happen to me at the other Bolingbrook store this week and was floored. I thought that Meijer had long settled this issue with the stores, but they also did accept my one puny coupon.”
  • Some things to look for from Ashley: “Lots of Almay are now under $4 with the 25% sale. Every time you buy one you get $2 coupon for another, buy two it prints a $4 coupon. Coupon is not scanning on any of the remover products which are also on sale, it has to be typed in. Remember their type in limits per transaction are $20 so split it up. Also make sure to clip the $6/$30 beauty reward and $15/$525 total reward. My local stores are substituting for the Miracle Grow that has the $15/5 mperk that they don’t carry, the substitution bags are $3.99 so $0.99 each and you’ll earn the reward for garden. Also Cranium party is on clearance 50% for $7.49 so $2.49 after coupon and you can use it towards the $5/$25 in toys. Combine it with Sofia the First doll and you’ll pay 7.50 oop and earn $5 back. When you buy three kraft cheese you get $2 instantly off chicken, so buy three cheese, two Kraft dressing, use three $0.75/1 peelies on them, $0.75/2 kraft dressing, and $5/5 Valli coupon, pay $1.58 and you can get $2 in chicken free Pompeian olive oil is BOGO $3.19 so use the $1/1 coupon and you’ll pay $2.19 for two ($1.19 if you have a store that allows it, some do, some don’t)” Clearance can vary by store. Mperks rewards offers will vary by account. Meijer’s official policy does not allow a coupon on the ‘free’ item. The 3.19 price is probably on the olive oil “blends” not the pure olive oil. Also, substitutions will vary by store. Finally, the $5 off 5 Kraft Valli coupon is a competitor coupon which stores may or may not honor depending if there is one in your area and they consider a local competitor.
  • She adds: “Also Fisher Price laugh and learn are BOGO half off and there’s mperk coupons for money off each”

Olive Garden

Reader requests

  • A question from liz: “looks like a trip back to Meijer…has anyone tried the California pizza kitchen pizzas or should I waity for digorno..the b1g1 free peeps will be on checkout 51 .25 back starting tomorrow”
  • Debbie L. is wondering: “Does anyone know if the Algonquin Meijer will take the Target Web coupons? At one time, they did then I thought I heard that they didn’t but I haven’t tried recently. TIA”

Sam’s Club

  • From shirley: “Sam’s club has 32 ct Go-Gurt for $4.68 and 2 x 8 oz Pam spray for $3.88 after instant savings. Last day is 4/19.”

Target

  • On the Mini-Wheats deal, ElizabethF shares: “I checked all the prices at my store: Regular 18 oz – $2.50 Touch of Fruit Raisin – $2.50 Chocolate – $2.99 Strawberry – $3.14 Touch of Fruit Raspberry – $3.14 Little Mini Wheats – $3.14″
  • From feelgood: “Heads up on the cheap Heinz ketchup deal. I went to the Lemont Target last night, the 38 oz bottle was marked $2.69 on the shelf. Tried to do a self price check but scanner said item not found. All the larger sizes were even more expensive. Smaller sizes were cheaper, but the coupon reads: “Save 50 cents on one Heinz Tomato Ketchup 38 oz or larger.” Anyone have luck finding a 38 oz or larger Heinz Ketchup for $1.87 at their Target?”
  • Karalyn on Facebook reports: “The Schaumburg Target on Barrington Road has a ton of frozen food on sale!!”
  • A reminder from Adrianne: “If you text spring to 827438 you can get .50 off market pantry eggs making the eggs only .49.”
  • And from Jordan: “Don’t forget that the two mobile coupons that expire on 4/23 (I think they’re SPRING & THANKS?) each have a 50¢ off eggs, making eggs $.49 each.”
  • An idea from Diane: “Just a thought on the Starbucks coffee at Target – you could price match the CVS add & get the coffee for $6.99 each – $2/2 Q & then submit for $5 Starbcks GC for net cost of $6.98 for 2 bags. Not too bad!”
  • A heads up that prices can vary by store, from Outlander: “But, I forgot to mention that of course my store was almost completely out of Mini Wheats. I would have loved to get more. And Jimmy Dean is $3.99 at my store and not $2.99. And Bagel thins were $5.58 for 2 and not $5.08 like at yours. Must be all around more expensive store. That’s where those mini Nivea lotions were $2.74, instead of $2 too.”
  • An idea from julie for the children’s apparel deal: “if you have tween girls, you can also stack with a 20% bra and bra accessories. I’m stocking up on leggings and bras for my 2 tweens. I’m not quite sure what a bra accessory is though. Like a cup holder? or reading lamp? :)”
  • To add to the Bounty/Charmin deal, Diane found: “ok, I don’t have a smart phone so I am only passing on what I read on hip2save – there is a $1/1 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text SPRING to 827438) & $1/2 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text THANKS to 827438) that you could use also?” Yep!
  • Amanda H spotted: “Found from another website, on pgeveryday.com website has another link for the $1 off 6pk or more, was able to print all three coupon’s from one computer.”
  • For the Eggo deal, Cari explains: “They are $2.39 and there is a 20% cartwheel. Plus the $0.75/2. Add in to the $10/$50 and cheap waffles!!! My kids are obsessed with the new bites. Go through a box a day. There is/was an ibotta offer for them too.”

Reader deals 4/16/14

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.

AAA

  • Megan posts in Hot Deals: “I think it’s worth it – we use it on hotel deals (it’s almost always cheaper than any other price for a hotel) and towing/jumpstarting cars.”
  • And jen likes it too: “I have been a member of AAA for 5 years. Not only is it great to have for cars when they go out of warranty but there are great store and travel discounts as well.”
  • As does theresa: “AAA membership and can use the service even if a passenger in someone else’s car. Nice added teenager on and then if car issue can always call. Love the discounts at hotels and really have not used the restaurant discounts. Also like the free maps and books. I like them in my hand sometimes not just in electronics”
  • But jennyh shares: “BEWARE AAA! I was a member for over 5 years. The one time i needed a tow it was -10 degrees at 8 oclock at night (on randall road just north of St. charles). It was really really cold and my husband had a flat. I thought, “Finally! I get to use AAA for what we bought the membership for!” We called the number on the back of the card only to recieve an automated message that “because of a high volume of calls they are unable to take any service calls. Sorry.” And. Click. Left us in the lurch with very little phone battery in the cold (this was a few years ago and we didn’t have smartphones to find a tow company on our phone). I will never be a member again after that. Like theresa says, “if there is a car issue you can always call” …. but don’t expect to get help. Also I have heard from others that their pool of tow trucks from companies they dispatch from are terribly slow. A person I know has spent hours waiting for a tow on the expressway (and not because of traffic back ups either).”
  • Nora says: “I’ve had AAA for nearly 30 years and wouldn’t live without it. That being said, they ARE terribly slow during blizzards and frigid weather (below zero) for obvious reasons – they get thousands of calls from people with dead batteries (and can’t possibly get to everyone within 15 or 20 minutes). Admittedly, that sucks, but it’s also fairly unusual. Most of the time, their response time is great and the providers they use are extremely professional.”
  • An alernative from Artie: “You can add road service to almost all car insurance policies at a fraction of the cost of AAA. I pay about $5.00 every 6 months for it on my GEICO policy. I used them once last year for a dead battery. They estimated the time to come out at 1 hour. 1 hour later they arrived and jumped my battery.”

Amazon

  • An endorsement from Caroline: “If any of your readers are wondering about the quality I’ll say that the scarves thst you have posted and I have ordered are of very nice quality and have been happy with every one of them.”

Eurofresh

  • Francesca found: “Eurofresh has farmland bacon for $2.99 if you saved your internet printables I think NLA”

Jo-Ann

  • From Julie in Hot Deals: “FYI – the JoAnn Fabric store in Bourbonnais has Easter baskets, eggs and other decor at 60% off. :-)”

Meijer

  • From Ashley: “Also through today only Greenworks All Purpose Cleaner is $0.50 each with the $1/1 peelies on the bottles, the $1/each mperks store coupon, and price cut”

Mariano’s

  • Soapboxtray shares: “I used some older IPs that I am not sure are still around, but if you have them or they still are: Hawaiian Punch Aloha $2.39 and used $1. IP Double Daze for 39¢ drink. Minute Maid Boxes 10 pack 100% Juice $3.19 used $1. IP Double Daze for $1.19 juice boxes. Farmland Bacon Apple Smoked is price cut $2.99 (just that variety) used $1. IP Double Daze for 99¢ bacon. De Waffelbakkers Mini buttermilk pancakes $3.29 used $1. IP for $1.29 pancakes.”
  • She adds: “PS. I also noticed they had bags of the Farmland cubed ham for 3.99 regular price. Bacon other varieties is $4.99.”

Menards

  • Liza found: “At menards they have clorox 2 laundry soap for 2/3 and it is q out there for 2 off which makes them free and oxi clean laundry soap a dollar which makes them free with q”
  • Jane wonders: “which menards? is it just a closeout or they may have them at others you think?”

Reader requests

  • From Kristin on Facebook: “Can someone help me? I just got a Costco membership. They run instant savings on a handful of items for the month. If there it states a quantity limit, is that a per membership or per transaction? Thanks!”
  • Laura is wondering: “I was driving by the closed down Dominicks in Merrionette Park tonight and saw a sign that told the Merrionette Park shoppers to get ready for the Jewel opening soon. Does anyone have any information on if they are going to close the Alsip store, or are they just adding another store to the mix?”

Sears

  • Something to check for, from Matt: “Sears sent me a free apparel coupon today for the Sears Outlet store. Did anyone else get one?”

Target

  • Shandelle shares: “Also for anyone still doubting Target because of their issue last year… I never noticed any fraudulent charges on my account. Like 6 months later, PNC decided to issue me a new card out of nowhere. I monitored my account closely and never saw anything unauthorized. Target also offered credit monitoring to Red Card holders, as well.. I accepted. I have had no problems at all to date. I just save lots and lots of money. :)”
  • Jane reports: “I went to Target this morning and they still had signs up for the $3.49 Starbucks, had a few dark roasts, yet scanning at $12.99. I would have bought them to use towards my $50 but they were out of most of my list. I’m going back Friday, but assume the signs for the coffee will be down by then.” Signs were not up at Hillside and the coffee they had scanned at $12.99.
  • A tip from Amy: “You can also go to cartwheel.target.com on the web – I have done that many times when the app refuses to load at the register (which is often).”
  • And one from Samantha if you have trouble loading the app: “Maureen, Cartwheel has a Widget you can add to your home screen. As long as your offers are loaded, it’ll work fine. I’ve long since given up being able to load the actual app in the store!”
  • Maureen shares: “If you purchase Disney gift cards with your Target red card you save 5% on each card (and if you have a RxRewards you’ll get another 5%). We’ve got a summer trip planned so each time I’m in Target I throw one or two $50 gift cards in my cart since they’re right at checkout (make sure the card says “Shop, Dine, Stay, Play”). The cards can be used to pay for Disney hotels, park tickets, Disney Cruise Line, pretty much anything Disney vacation related. 5% doesn’t sound like much, the savings is only $2.50 per $50 card, but for us, we should save enough to pay for an airline ticket. Plus, it’s great for our budget to pay off the trip a few hundred dollars at a time.”

Reader deals 4/15/14

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

  • A tip from Mari on Favado: “If you go to settings, you can toggle the “Show Final Prices” option to show the final price as you’re searching or browsing for items next to the paperclip (instead of going into the actual item listing). You can also set notifications to let you know when a new circular is available on the app. I’ve had mixed results doing this with the Jewel ads. They sometimes have the bigger ads like CVS, Wags, Target etc. the night before they go into effect. You can also set favorites from a list of categories and brands to let you know when particular items are on sale, and you can view them in the “For you” section when browsing a particular ad. I have mine set to cereal, because we go through tons of it here, lol. I find the app useful when I’m searching for a particular item that’s on sale, and compare prices across stores I have set. It saves me a bunch of time, personally!”

Coupons

  • On the $1.00/1 Johnsonville sausage, ellen says: “exp 12/31/14! and I got a cat alert for Johnsonville at meijer the other day- although I can’t find it to post the details, I know it has not started yet”
  • Jane’s Driscoll’s experience: “I have been buying so many berries since I joined the survey panel (who knows how long ago?) They sent me a nice email to ask for my US snail mail address because since I bought so much of their product (it seemed like they said over 100) they were going to send me a gift! It took a couple months but a week or so ago I received my package. Sorry if I have already bragged about this on your blog….I cannot recall…but it was a reusable shopping bag and a cutting board and a strainer (all with Driscolls logos on) and 2- $2 off any product coupons! I was floored. The shipping on the box cost them almost $10. They have a customer for life in me! Keep doing surveys, it pays off! :>)”

LivingSocial

  • An idea for the $5/$15 code from Cesar: “I used it to get 4 movie tickets for a total of $11 at the Hollywood Palms in Naperville.  The deal is 2 tickets for $8 but purchased one for myself and another as a gift to get over the $15 mark :)”
  • Another one, from Samantha: “Make a masterpiece is $15″

LOLShirts

  • Advice from julie: “LOL Shirts has some great deals and designs, but their shipping is terribly slow. If you want to give one as a mother’s day present, you should probably order this week.”

Reader requests

  • From Martha on Facebook: “We are going to attempt to put some work into the lawn to grow at the house we are renting. Our friend who is a landscaper in another state recommended going to “where the landscapers get their materials” for quality stuff, but I don’t really know where that is around here? I live in Naperville, but obviously the only places you’ll find around here are box stores like Lowes/HD or expensive places to buy fancy landscaping stuff. I just want good quality grass seed and fertilizer for a good price since this is out of our own pocket and our landlord is not reimbursing us for it, and we’re willing to drive for it. Thanks!!”
  • Kathy in Hot Deals asks: “Any deals ever on AAA membership? Anyone a member? Is it worth it? Thank you.”
  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “Does anyone know of a good children’s hairdresser in the Bolingbrook area?”

Target

  • Amy emails: “The Target by Springhill Mall (soon to be closing) in Dundee is offering 30% off all food products.  Sale prices and coupons are being honored.  The sale includes Easter candy.  The $10 off $50 food purchase is also active.  Big Deals going on!”

Walgreens

  • Tamara reports: “My Morton epsom lotion rang up at $4.99 today and I still got the $6 RR.  :)”

Reader deals 4/14/14

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

  • Samantha posts on Facebook: “The $2 Dream Non Dairy coupon has reset!! Now printing with SmartSource”

Dollar Tree

  • Jane says: “Not about corn dogs….but I found Weight Watchers Smart Ones frozen meals today at DT! There were several kinds in freezer. I found the printable on Coupon tom for $2/7 and when you click the link it pops up a place to vote on a video and you will then get a $5/7 coupon! I tried to vote but cannot find the coupon to print up. Has anyone else got the $5 one to print? It says the contest goes on for 10 more days I believe. I clicked on the $2 link (thinking it may be boosted to $5) but nope. Thanks if anyone can assist me.”

Famous Footwear

  • Jane’s experience: “Just got to the mall today and they would not honor the $10 code they texted me! We tried to buy socks and the register said offer not valid on that purchase. We tried sale and regular and even over $10. I am going to email or call them because both my husband and I are rewards members and he even entered his info in. It was not a barcode to scan, just some numbers too. That was very disappointing to say the least.”
  • She adds: “Calling them was unreal, she told me they had to pull the offer because, get this: “too many people were getting that deal that were not supposed to” I told her I am a member and I texted the deal and received back a code to enter in store before they ended the offer. My code says it expires 4-21. She said she was sorry but they cannot do anything about it! I emailed them and complained. We will see if they reply. That is terrible business practice if you ask me.”

Jewel

  • From Jeanne: “I notice that my local Jewel at Rt. 59 and Caton Farm in Plainfield/Joliet has begun sprucing up their produce department. I hardly shop there anymore since they can never seem to beat the prices of Tony’s across the street. They are putting in the vertical shelving similar to Whole Foods and Mariano’s, looks like they are adding more organic and the prices seemed a little lower. I have a feeling this is due to Mariano’s getting ready to open. Has anyone else had their local Jewel improve prices and or selection when Mariano’s came?”
  • Maureen reports on Annie’s mac & cheese: “These have been on sale at Jewel for $1.25/box for the last week. They have gone as low as $1.00/box at both Jewel and Target. This is not their 100% organic line which is usually over $2/box”

Lowe’s

  • Kari O. says: “If you’re looking at Lowe’s website keep an eye out for their 12# Kingsford charcoal too. It’s a clearance item that has dropped to 90% off at certain locations. My parents got it for $1.28. So far I’ve only see $5.99 near me, so I’m waiting. I would do this deal but I don’t need that much charcoal.”

Meijer

  • Emily is wondering: “There was a dollar coupon in this weekends paper for Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetables. There are some Birds Eye vegetables on sale at Meijer this week for 1.00. Does anyone know if the Recipe Ready veges are included in this? Thanks!”
  • Melissa N says: “I miss the days of free Wesson. :( moment of silence observed. :). Anyway, starting on Thursday for you Chicagoland people at meijer (everyone else now). Wesson is $2.50/ bottle, use .75 coupon knocks it down to $1.75. It’s not free, but not bad.”

Menards

  • From peaches: “Save your money, and go to Menard’s and get their 8.8lb. bags of Royal Oak charcoal. It is on sale right now for $4.99 a bag, and there is a $20 rebate out there. This is way better charcoal than Kingsford is.”

Reader requests

  • One from tracey: “Can you please ask your readers where to find deals on or inexpensive graduation announcements.”
  • Elizabeth posts on Facebook about the coupon/stockpile swap: “is there anyone willing to do this in the des plaines area..on a weeknight somewhere?”
  • A question from cj: “i see there is a free coupon for 5 lb of shredding at office depot. is this good at office maxx as well? i heard the companies were combining. thanks!”

Target

  • From liz: “I went to target yesterday with the 10 off 50 and spent $20.40 !! I got so many groceries using cartwheel mobile texts, coupons..ideas include stoffers family meals(get a free garlic bread) use the 1.50 coupon plus 1.00 target coupon(hip2save site, la Croix water was on sale for $3. (had a 1.00 off coupon), triscuit on sale for $2. (had $1.00 man. coupon), mini wheats cereal 50% cartwheel and $1/3(mashup), 2 dozen eggs, .50 mobile text, 2 driscoll strawberries 2/$4 with 2/5 produce text and 2 .50 coupons from their site, I found ground pork 3.74/lb, some had $1.00 stickers (because if a meat has a sell by date within a day or 2 you can ask them for a sticker coupon,,,I also used the $1 off fresh meat text and I had a $1.00off pork man coupon for .74 pork), .walk around your own store and take advantage of this coupon..use that coupon before any other coupon or text”
  • Something to look for from VB on the Mini-Wheats: “Th e mini what’s I bought where the ones for $2.99 the strawberry kind. Because those have the Spiderman codes. so by spending an extra 75 cents for three boxes I was able to get $5 In concession cash.” Be on the look out for special codes in general. Some of the regular have $5 cash with three codes, any of them could have $10 in music money with five codes, free books with three codes, $15 in coupons, etc. It all depends on when the boxes were printed and what ended up where.

Walgreens

  • A heads up from liz: “The $1/2 doesn’t work on the mars that are 2/$3. The coupon lists very specific sizes (2oz or larger) for the products and the snickers/m&m’s that are included are only 1 oz.”