A little cold ALDI shopping

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I wasn’t planning on shopping at all today, but attended a fun little “Reader’s Theater” play at Mr. 7’s school… so since I was out and about near ALDI anyway, thought I’d grab some more $.49 avocados before the sale ended. The Villa Park ALDI on Roosevelt had all their spiral hams $5.00 off today only, and had cranberries down to just $.49.

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They also had this new “Nature Raised Farms” chicken — no antibiotics, vegetarian diet, cage free, all natural. Whole chickens for $1.49/lb, and boneless skinless… something like $4.49/lb? I don’t remember exactly.

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But I didn’t buy one, since I actually have the Gold ‘n Plump chicken I bought at Target yesterday roasting in the oven as I type, lol. I did, however, buy two packs of top round steak with $3.00 off stickers, and am thinking maybe fajitas. (And I bought tortilla chips, went to put them away, and found an unopened bag already in there… oh well, they’ll keep!)

5 avocados, $2.45.
Tortilla chips, $1.19.
Mushrooms, $.99.
Tomatoes, $1.29.
Cranberries, $.49.
Clearance choice top round steak, $2.14.
Clearance choice top round steak, $2.39.

Paid $11.13.

Well that was fun Target shopping

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Did you miss me this morning? I’ve been doing a lot of shopping at the produce stores and ALDI lately, but sometimes Target just begs you to come in for one of those big blowout trips… :) The GE LED bulb deal worked just as advertised, with a fully stocked and tagged shelf.

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Check for clearance Glade wax melts. There were several boxes of these on an endcap in a couple different scents tagged $1.48. Print $1.25/2 Glade Wax Melts and there’s also $1.00 back on Checkout 51.

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Lipton tea was $1.92 at the Hillside Target, so alas, not free. It must vary by store, because deranged.me reported finding it for $.96-$1.07 in the Chicago area.

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Check bottles of Bailey’s for this rebate to save up to $60 (when you buy eight) Bailey’s, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Johnnie Walker RED, Ketel One, Smirnoff, Tanqueray.

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I also got a Target flyer in the mail this week with a $10/$100 coupon, so it was kind of like a challenge! Here’s what I bought — NOT PICTURED, a $14 gift. Shhhhhhh.

4 GE LED light bulbs, $31.96. Used four $2.00/1 Target coupons, four $2.50/1 manufacturer coupons, and 15% off on Cartwheel (took off $3.90).
$14 in a gift. Shhh.
2 Green Works cleaners, $5.68. Used two $2.00/1 mfr coupons (no longer available) and two $1.00/1 Target coupons from the 10/12 SS.
2 Keebler Club Cornbread crackers, $5.00. Used 50% off on Cartwheel and $1.00/2 tearpad coupon.
Hellmann’s mayo, $3.50. Used $1.00/1 Target printable and $.50/1 from the 11/16 RP. Got back $.75 from Ibotta.
2 Quaker protein oatmeal, $5.78. Used two $2.00/1 printables (no longer available).
Gold n’ Plump chicken, $5.79. Used $1.50/1 from their email club. (Sign up on their site for $1.00/1 now; get additional emailed coupons later.)
3 EVOL burritos, $3.72 (Hillside pricing only). Used three $1.00/1 printables (no longer available).
Van’s gluten free waffles, $2.79. Got 20% off on Cartwheel.
Immaculate Baking gluten free dairy free cookies, $2.50. Used $.50/1 printable.
Florida’s Natural OJ, $3.29.
4 dozen Market Pantry eggs — HEY, these were supposed to be $1.50 each but rang up $2.19! Grr. Used 5% off on Cartwheel. Got $.25 back from Ibotta and will get $.25 back from Jingit. Used FREE eggs when you buy Florida OJ printable (no longer available)… which I don’t see on my receipt. Not doing well with the eggs deal today.
Market Pantry half & half, $1.99. Used 5% off on Cartwheel. Used $1.50/$7 Market Pantry printable on this and eggs, which would not scan but I got back at customer service.
4 Nutri-Grain Fruit & oats cereal bars, $10.00. Used four $1.00/1 coupons here.

Got $.15 off for bringing my own bags. Used $10/$100 coupon. Paid with $15 in gift cards and $36.43 on REDcard. Got back $1.50 at customer service for the Market Pantry coupon that wouldn’t scan. Got $25 back in gift cards ($10 from light bulbs, $5 from Nutri-Grain, $10 from the in-ad coupon for $10 gift card when you spend $50 on groceries). Got $1.00 back from Ibotta (mayo and eggs). Will get back $.25 from Jingit (eggs). Net cost: $23.93, of which $14 was the secret gift and $10 for everything else! Not bad, even if the egg deal went screwy lol.

FREE Scrubbing Bubbles/Pledge works great at CVS

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This morning I did the free Scrubbing Bubbles/Pledge deal at CVS, and it worked great:

I scanned the receipt in my car, then drove down the road to Pete’s for hamburger buns and such. By the time I got out of Pete’s, the $5 was already back in my Checkout 51 account!

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So here’s what I picked up this morning: The Scrubbing Bubbles/Pledge deal and five Skippy peanut butters. Used five $.55/1 Skippy printables or $.55/1 Skippy printables plus the cleaning products coupons outlined above. Paid with $13.99 in ECB and $1.28. Got back $6.00 in ECB and $5 from Checkout 51 for a net cost of $4.27 — which is like paying $.85 for each jar of peanut butter and getting the cleaning stuff for free.

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Hormel bacon bits are on sale for $2.00. Use the $1.00/2 printable here to get them for $1.50.

Caputo’s for cheap organic salad and coffee

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Stopped by the Downers Grove Angelo Caputo’s while I was out and about this afternoon, and they had 5 oz clamshells of organic salads (and baby spinach!) on sale for just $.99. Not sure if this will be all stores or just a DG special.

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But here’s a deal that was an advertised price. Select varieties of Lavazza bagged coffee (I got hazelnut!) are on sale for $5.49 through Tuesday. Use the $2.00/1 in the 11/2 SS, pay $3.49, and claim $2.50 back from Checkout 51 for a net cost of just $.99.

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So here’s what I picked up:

Lavazza coffee, $5.49. Used $2.00/1 from the 11/2 SS and got $2.50 back from Checkout 51.
2 organic baby spinach tubs, $1.98.
Asparagus, $1.06.
Bananas, $.41. Got $.25 back from Checkout 51.
1 lb carrots, $.60.
orange and yellow bell peppers, $.69.
Lemon, $.20.

Paid $8.58 and already got $2.75 back in my Checkout 51 account, for a net cost of $5.83.

The good, the bad, and the turkey shopping

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So I went to Ultra Foods in Lombard today armed with the Lombard Jewel ad, intending to price match their $.38/lb turkey. I think they got tired of people doing that, lol, since their Norbest frozen turkeys were marked $.38/lb with additional $25 purchase instead of the advertised $.48/lb! So that was easy. :)

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And I parked near this guy, which made me happy — is this not the cutest paint job for a car you’ve ever seen?

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I do not recommend shopping at Ultra Foods at lunch time near a holiday, because the lines are insane and people are cranky. If you do go today, however:

  • The Kangaroo pita chips rang up at $2.99 instead of the advertised $.98. When the manager scanned the key to correct the price, “Oh yeah, they’ve been doing that all day.” Um… by 1PM, fix it?
  • The snickerdoodle Enjoy Life cookies rang at $4.02 instead of the advertised $2.50. When the cashier went to void them out, they voided out… $2.50. Um… Riddle me that one, Bat Man. So after playing that game for a while, they finally just took off the difference as a store coupon.
  • I left my Old Orchard coupon on the printer, but that $.50 mistake is on me, not Ultra Foods. :)

So here’s what I got…

3 boxes Enjoy Life cookies, $7.50. Used three $1.00/1 printables.
5 Eckrich sausage, $10. Used five $1.00/1 printables.
Kangaroo pita chips, $.98.
Oasis hummus, $.98. Will get $.25 back from Shrink.
Home Run Inn pizza, $4.88.
Old Orchard apple juice, $.98.
2 liter Coke, $.88.
16 lb turkey, $6.07.

Paid $25.79, will get back $.25 for a net cost of $25.54. Meh, but that was a cheap turkey… and Junior High Guy needed a 2 liter of Coke for a school event tonight anyway, see. :)

Quick ALDI trip — $.49 avocados are back

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I was out and about at a parent teacher conference this afternoon, so quick stopped by ALDI on the way home to check out the $.49 avocados. They were kind of rock hard this time, but I dug to find three more usable ones and will try back later at the end of the sale… So: 2 lbs grapes, fingerling potatoes, avocados, low carb wraps, corn tortillas, flour tortillas, and we’re at $8.56 out the door.

I also grabbed next week’s sneak preview in-store ad, and starting 11/19 they will have fresh whole Honeysuckle White turkeys for $.99/lb.

CVS and Pete’s Sunday morning shopping

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Stopped by CVS and Pete’s Market this morning. At CVS I wanted to roll a $10 ECB — and they sent me a rare $5/$15 coupon in email! Note: The special dark holiday Kisses did not produce ECB, so they had to generate them manually. And the insanely overpriced gum was a filler to get up to $10 to use my ECB. :)

2 bags Hershey’s Kisses, $6.00. Used $1.00/2 in the 11/9 SS and $1.00/2 CVS coupon here.
Just the Basics paper towel roll, $.79. Used $.79 coupon from the magic machine.
Rescue Pearls, $9.49.
Mentos gum, $1.77.

Used a $5/$15 email coupon. Paid with $10 ECB and $.98, and got back $11.49 ECB — $9.49 for Rescue Pearls and $2 for Kisses. Up $.51 this transaction.

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Then I went down the road to Pete’s, and picked up:

4 Cirio tomatoes, $3.16. Used two $1.00/2 from the 11/9 RP.
Eggs, $1.59.
Mozzarella, $1.99.
6 oz baby spinach, $1.98.
Organic cauliflower, $1.96. Will get back $.25 from Snap by Groupon.
2 packs mushrooms, $1.98.
Bananas, $.42. Will get back $.25 from Checkout 51.
Sourdough, $3.29.
Honeycrisp apples, $1.19.
Meat ends, $2.12.
5 lb Idaho potatoes, $.99.

Paid $19.03. Will get back $.50 — $.25 for bananas from Checkout 51, and $.25 for cauliflower from Snap — for a net cost of $18.53. So net for the day, $18.02.

Always fun shopping at Whole Foods — plus yesterday’s Jewel trip

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So I went to Whole Foods today, and you can see these and other unadvertised Whole Foods deals I spotted here. Here’s what I picked up — I didn’t have Driscoll’s coupons with me and only brought one Spectrum coupon, so it’s too bad Whole Foods is so darn far from me. :)

Raspberries, $1.00.
Spectrum spray canola oil, $3.99. Used $2.00/1 manufacturer coupon and $2.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal.
Frontier Herbs de Provence, $3.99. Used $1.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal.
Frontier parsley, $3.00. Used $1.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal, $1.50/2 Frontier on this and above, and got $1.50 back from Ibotta.
Organic Valley 16 oz sour cream, $2.69. Used $1.00/1 in last month’s Whole Deal and $1.00/1 printable (no longer available).
2 Luna bars, $1.98. Used $1.00/2 from last month’s Whole Deal and $.50/1 from the fall Mambo Sprouts booklet.
8 Imagine Organic chicken broth, $18 after case discount. Used eight $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons and four $2.00/2 from last month’s Whole Deal.
12 So Delicious dairy free yogurt, $21.49 after case discount. Used twelve $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from brochures a friend gave me and four $1.00/3 from last month’s Whole Deal.

Paid $13.82 with $1.50 back from Ibotta for a net cost of $12.32.

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It’s been kind of a quiet shopping week, but yesterday I stopped by CVS and Jewel. At CVS, I just bought a gallon of Dean’s milk for $2.99, used $2.00 ECB, and paid $1.04 with $1.00 ECB back and $.25 back from Ibotta for a net cost of $1.79. At Jewel:

5 packs clearance Schar gluten free hot dog buns, $7.45.
2 Mrs. Cubbison’s croutons, $2.38. Used two $1.00/1 printables. Out of prints
2 clearance beef stock, $1.98.
Ocean Spray cranberries, $1.99. Used $1.00/1 printable here.
Star red wine vinegar, $2.49. Used $2.00/1 printable (no longer available).
Jennie-O oven ready turkey breast, $9.99. Used $1.00/1 printable with $5.00 back from Ibotta and $5.00 back from Checkout 51.

Paid $20.74 with $10 back for a net cost of $10.74.

Did you get your $.50 salad at Jewel today?

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This one’s easy-peasy: Go to Jewel, grab a November Big Book of Savings (usually in the wire racks with the weekly ads by the door). Tear out this $1.00/1 Fresh Express salad blends or kits coupon. Buy one of the salads on sale this week for $1.50, and get it for just $.50 after coupon.

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I was a big spender today: 2 bags of salad and a pack of store brand hot dog buns for $2.33 after two of the Fresh Express coupons. Tonight I think we’re having the $.65 brats from Target a couple weeks ago, along with potato packets and salad.

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If you’re by the Lombard store, they had a cart of 30 oz Miracle Whip on sale for $1.99 and almost all had these $1.00/1 peelies. Might be this store only.

Used the wrong ECB at CVS shopping

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Went to CVS this morning armed with a 25% off coupon that came in email. You want to avoid using these with the “rewards” ECB (Beauty Rewards, Health Rewards) because they will reduce the amount that comes off — I forgot, and my transaction thusly came out higher than anticipated. I blame the time change! lol

2 Crest Pro-Health rinse, $8.38. Used two $1.00/1 from the 10/26 PG.
2 L’Oreal EverStrong, $14.98. Used two $1.00/1 in the 10/12 RP.
U by Kotex, $3.99. Used $2.00/1 CVS store coupon that came in the mail and $.25/1 from the 10/12 SS.

Used the 25% off coupon from email (took off $4.59) and $14.99 in ECB. Paid $2.88 and got back $13.00 in ECB: $6 Crest, $5 L’Oreal, $2 Kotex, for a net cost of $4.88.