EVEN BETTER Target backpacks deal — Buy one get one 50% off

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Even BETTER Target backpacks deal: Julie noticed some of the children’s backpacks are also buy one, get one 50% off with code PREVIEW — including the cute Minions and Doc McStuffins ones shown above. Here are all the discounted buy one, get one 50% off backpack deals, and get another 5% off + free shipping with Target REDcard!

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Here are all the price cut backpacks — some are eligible for buy one get one 50% off, and some are not.

Price cut children’s backpacks — Target online

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Update — some are buy one get one 50% off (thanks, Julie!): Look closely at these! Some are also buy 1 get 50% off the second with code PREVIEW. I scored 2 Doc McStuffins backpacks for $13.19 with the code, red card 5% off, and red card free shipping!! Thanks for posting!

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Pick up some nicely discounted kids’ backpacks at Target online — free shipping at $50, or 5% off + free shipping on all orders with your REDcard. Some aren’t even sold in stores, like this cute Hello Kitty model for just $9.99.

Reader deals 9/19/14

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.

Gift Cards

  • Nikki shares: “I’ve purchased several Starbucks gc from Raise and always transferred the amount from the voucher to my Starbucks card without any problems. All of the Starbucks gc I’ve purchased have been at a 20% discount. Last week I purchased Subway and the actual gc was received in the mail within 5 days of the original purchase. I am very careful to only buy gc that have good discounts and there are many.”
  • From Kim: “Gramma, I have purchased from cardpool many times without problems. I have found it a great way to save a little extra money. If nothing else, the savings cover taxes. Combined with other sales and discounts, it’s a win!”
  • Jen adds: “My apologies if someone already mentioned this, but Target actually discounts some gift cards when you use your Red Card. Now, I do NOT know if it’s all gift cards or just specific types because, frankly, I haven’t gotten around to researching it yet. But I know some are eligible because I bought Disney cards and got the discount. We’re going to Disney World and I had learned on one of the Disney travel forums that if you bought the cards at Target you’d get 5% off and they can be used to pay for hotels, food, etc. None of the employees at Target knew, and in fact they insisted it wouldn’t work, so I bought one test card and it worked like a charm. Now I’m buying batches of cards each time I’m there, which is helping us pay for our vacation slowly over time AND saving us 5%.”
  • Maureen says: “Jen, you are so right – we paid for both a Disney Cruise and a Disney vacation with gift cards from Target. When you’re spending 1000s on a family vacation a 5% savings can add up to hundreds of dollars.”
  • Another option from Kari O.: “I reload my Starbucks goldcard at the kiosks inside Target and use my RedCard…. Automatic 5% discount. An employee told me about it. I also sometimes use MM Target giftcards as payment to reload my Starbucks goldcard. lol”
  • But Rita says: “I checked Panera and Subway discounts on Raise. These are not a deal. Check out giftcardgranny.com for any merchant you are interested in. A listing of all sellers show up with discount and fees. Click on the ‘discount’ heading and they will be listed highest to lowest. They also reference return policies of each company. I buy cards often. Have had two issues with the value not being on the card but was refunded quickly by both companies. Use them within the guarantee.”

Kohl’s

  • A heads up from Charlotte: “My husband has a lot of these shirts. Be aware that they are fairly thin and with regular use will last 9 months to 1 year.”

Jewel

  • From dani: “thanks Yvette, so I ventured over to jewel on wise and roselle and sure enough 12.49 minus 3.50. I stocked up big time. If I can get double rolls for 30 cents or less…it’s major stock up time. I would have bought more, but I am afraid of my husband’s response. the kids right now are having a super fun time in the basement playing nerf guns with the TP walls that they built. I did pay 12.49 plus minus a 1Q at my palatine store which is still a stock up price fur us. thanks again! if you are in the Schaumburg area…go get some TP. They still had a lot there.”
  • And Cari says: “Palos heights $12.49-$3.50 instant =D”

Mariano’s

  • Rita comments: “The Ortega black beans w/jalapenos are priced at $.89. Use the $1.00/2 on Wednesday Double daze and get them for free. I think the link is ortega.com/promotions. I make 4 cups of rice (cooked) and then mix with bite sized Kielbasa that I have browned, a can of ortega black beans w/jalapenos, a can of corn, a couple of handfuls of grated cheese, cumin to taste (I like alot) and a splash or two of chicken broth and call it dinner! Obviously you can really play around with the ingredients on this one!”
  • A warning from Pam: “Ugh, so I went to the Mariano’s in Shorewood, they did not have this milk. Couldn’t even find a spot for it. Finally asked a guy and he said that they were having a problem with receiving milk that was only a week away from expiration, and ended up often throwing a ton of it out, so until “they fix the problem” they are not going to carry it. Hmmm….maybe it might not have been a good idea to put it in the ad, then? Also, didn’t have much of the Noosa yoghurt. None of the flavors that I wanted were in stock, such as Pineapple, Honey, or the seasonal Pumpkin. Man, do I wish that store was still a Dominick’s! Really not impressed at all!”

Meijer

  • From Ashley on the diapers: “Some of the Jumbo packs are 38ct or more, and not triggering, but people are calling catalina and having it honored. But it is rolling, even though it is a store coupon”

Reader requests

  • From Laura: “Hi Don, and fellow rain barrel users. I too am a rain barrel fan. But the mosquitos this year have been so bad because of all the rain. so my question is Are mosquito laying eggs inside my rain barrels? If so what do I do about it? Thanks”
  • Pam asks: “I’m wondering about Zaycon Foods chicken…..we’ve purchased it before and were happy with our purchase but that was before the whole “chinese chicken” I’ve read about. Zaycon’s site says the chicken comes directly from the “processor” but where does it come from before that? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thanks!”

Target

  • On expiration dates changing, Kari O. says: “Cartwheel offers can disapear quicker than intended, kinda like when printable coupons are out of prints. So, most likely the offer is nearing its limit so the expiration date got moved up quicker.”

Treasure Island

  • From seachicago: “Here’s a decent Barilla deal for city shoppers: Treasure Island has most varieties of Barilla pasta on sale this week for 88 cents, limit 4. Barilla sauce is also on sale for $2.50, and I found a tearpad next to the sauces with a q for $1 off Barilla sauce when you buy 2 Barilla pastas. So, buy 4 pastas (use 2qs 55 cents/2 from 9/7 SS) and 2 sauces (use 2 $1 tearpad qs) for $5.42 + tax. I think TI is a Centrella store, so maybe this deal is running at other stores, too.”

Walgreens

  • A report from savinlikeu): “Went to Walgreens and purchaced 3 bags of Riesen candys (Love these!) and out prints a manf. Q for 2$ off three, stack with wags store Q and there only aprox. .17 each piece I of course rinse, lather, repeated! Each time you get a new 2/off 3 Q”
  • Kitty emails: “Walgreens has Mentos candy on a monthly deal for 59c. Shopmium has 50c back, so 9c.”

Whole Foods

  • Something to check for from Eun: “I have a $1 Imagine Chunky Style Soups (Italian Style Wedding is considered “chunky”) offer from checkout51. Check if you have it too?” Not everyone does, but worth checking!

NEW $3.00/1 Playtex coupon for $.99 at Target deal

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Look what we have this morning — and this one is NOT SmartSource, for those of you who have trouble with Java-based printing. Print yourself a couple of brand new coupons for $3.00/1 Playtex tampons, then take them to Target through 9/27:

  • Buy two 32-36 ct boxes of Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide at $6.99 each = $13.98.
  • Use two $3.00/1 manufacturer coupons = $7.98.
  • Stack with the $1.00/2 Target store coupon here or mobile version (SAVINGS1 to 827438) = $6.98.
  • Get back a $5.00 Target gift card for a net cost of $1.98 for two, or just $.99 a box.

Playtex is also included in a buy $20 save $5 instantly deal at Meijer this week, if you prefer to shop there.

Reader deals 9/18/14

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.

Ace Hardware

  • From DON: “GREAT POST – I have 2 [rain barrels] and they are great !!!! Great for the environment and water savings $$”
  • And letsshop agrees: “Yes me too but much larger capacity ,and love them .”

Gift Cards

  • Denise shares: “I go to Starbucks three times a week and buy at least three drinks every time (more if the kids are home from school or we have guests) — which means we spend a lot of money there. Buying Starbucks cards from Raise has been amazing. I pay around $80 for each $100 card – who wouldn’t want to save 20% right off the top? It’s super easy to buy the card and then transfer it to my registered card/app. I tend to buy a months’ worth at a time or, if they’re having a really nice bonus of some sort, I’ll buy even more because I’m obviously going to be able to use them.”
  • DON adds: “I have purchased no less then 25 GC’S from RAISE and have saved countless amounts of $$ – I swear by this place and your ecard is delivered same day via email – normally within an hour, which means that when Rachel posts one of the amazing online deals I immediately go to the Raise site and purchase a gc, if I dont already have one here, and use that card and make the deal that much sweeter !!!! This is one of the best ways to save and very few people know about this place …..”
  • Gramma asks about Cardpool: “Have any of you guys used this company? Any problems?”
  • DON responds: “I have and here is the email I already got from them… I have purchased before as well Thanks for your order! You saved 13% off your order by buying $35.09 in items for only $30.52. Your order should arrive within 3-7 business days. Your order number is #65367 and you have been billed for the amount of $30.52. We’ll email you again when your order has shipped. You ordered the following items: 1. $35.09 CVS Gift Card, sold at a 13% discount for $30.52. Note: This is a Paper Gift Card that can be used at any CVS location.”

Jewel

  • Krystle reports: “Bought 1 pack yesterday afternoon @ the Addison location on Lake St and my final price was $8.99 after $3.50 discount.”

Meijer

  • Andi asks: “For the Meijer Buy 8 Save 8, I’m also wondering if you can do 8 of each of the sales, or if they are just one sale. There is a limit of one per transaction, but in the ad, it looks like they are separate sales.”
  • And Chicago mom wonders: “For the tena deal can you use it for pads?”

School pictures

  • Susan posts on Facebook: “I do wish I saw this before I ordered my sons pics. But, I do try to volunteer at school on picture day, and they actually give you a free package for your child. It’s a long day, but worth it!!”

Target

  • A heads up from ellen: “i got 3 colgate enamel health toothpaste but they did not generate a gift card. i went to the service desk and she couldnt find any info on it but she said that they tell the employees the customer is always right so she gave me a $5gift card.”

Ultra Foods

  • From ellen: “i was able to use 2 expired $1/2 7up 10 coupons on the 2lt bottles. some flavors of the Campbell’s slow kettle soups were on sale for $1.79. i used the $.75 printable and got a $1.50 catalina back for buying 2. i wasnt sure if i would get 2 catalinas for buying 4 so i did 2 transactions. out of pocket after the catalina was $1.16 for 4.
    lipton tea bags 100 ct. are on sale 2/$5 and i got an email advertising the new packaging with a link to a $1/1 coupon so 100 tea bags for $1.50.”
  • Nancy is wondering: “Anyone have any problems using some printable coupons at Ultra? I was at the Ultra in Crestwood today, and they would not take my $1.50 Bob’s Red Mill coupon (expired 9/15). The cashier didn’t even scan it…she went to the service desk for 5 minutes to check if they could take it. When she came back, she told me they couldn’t take it because it was ‘photocopied’. I told them I do not use coupons fraudulently and that this coupon was printed from the Bob’s Red Mill site. I told the manager to go on their web site and see that they offer coupons, for future reference. Also, they don’t take Hopster coupons! Again, because they are ‘photocopied’.”
  • Jane says: “All of Bob’s Red Mill coupons are PDF files. I had this same issue before at Ultra and after I explained it to the CS lady, she took them “just this once” for me. Then a few weeks later I was denied using the printable Fresh Express coupons you print after you enter codes from buying salad bags in the Salad Swap challenge. They said they did not match the picture on the coupon (which said “any”) of the salad bag. I ended up contacting the mgr. on their web site (Thanks to Rachel for suggesting) and he personally sent back an email telling me he was sorry and they should have taken my coupons along with sending me a $10 gift card for my troubles! I would contact them about your issue as well. Some staff are not properly trained and are worried they may get into trouble if they take fraudulent coupons is all.”

Target Nature Made VitaMelts money maker YMMV

UPDATE —  ymmv seriously on this one. I just stopped by the Lombard Target and the lowest tagged items are $7.49-$7.99, so you’re quite lucky if you find them at $3.98.

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Here’s a money maker deal on Nature Made VitaMelts at Target! Note that unadvertised prices might vary by store, but here’s the deal:

  • Buy two 100 ct VitaMelts at $3.98 each = $7.96.
  • Use two $2.50/1 manufacturer coupons = $2.96.
  • Use two $1.00/1 Target Nature Made coupons = $.96. (Note — Melissa comments on the $2.00/2 that: “The $2/2 target coupon is only good on Fish Oil/Omega 3, CoQ10 or CholestOff. But there is another target Nature Made coupon for $1/1 Nature Made Item – no specific product”
  • Get back a $5.00 Target gift card for a $4.04 money maker!

(Thanks, Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free)

Target deals midweek update — week of 9/14/14 – 9/20/14

Here is your Target deals midweek update for the current ad, which runs through 9/20:

Target updates through 9/20

  • EVOL reset. The $1.00/1 EVOL burrito coupon has reset under ZIP 80003. Take it to the magical Hillside Target that is the only store which has the basic burritos for $1.24 and stack with the 5% off on Target Cartwheel, or buy breakfast burritos, on sale at all stores (?) 3/$5.00 through 9/20 and use the $1.00/1 coupon + Cartwheel to get those for $.58 each. Thanks, Totally Target.
  • Playtex gift card deal. Note: This coupon will NOT show up if you printed it for the last deal, so this is only if you didn’t print before: Playtex coupon: $3.00/1 Sport or Gentle Glide 32 ct+. But the very same deal is back at Target through 9/27, if you missed it a couple of weeks ago: Buy two 32-36 ct boxes of Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide at $6.99 each = $13.98. Use two $3.00/1 manufacturer coupons = $7.98. Stack with the $1.00/2 Target store coupon here or mobile version (SAVINGS1 to 827438) = $6.98. Get back a $5.00 Target gift card for a net cost of $1.98 for two, or just $.99 a box. Thanks, Totally Target.
  • Ideas for the cleaning gift card deal.
    • Lysol power & free toilet bowl cleaner is $1.97. Buy five for $9.85. Use two $.50/2 here  and get 5% off on Cartwheel. Pay $8.36 with $5 back for a net cost of $3.36 for five, or $.67 each.
    • Clorox 35 ct wipes are $2.49. Use $1.00/2 mobile coupon (PACKITBACK to 827438) and $.50/1 target printable. People are finding $.75/1 peelies. If you find the peelies, buy five for $12.45. Use $1.00/2 and $.50/1 (and two more $.50/1 if their stores allow multiple Target coupons) = $10.95. Use four $.75/1 peelies = $7.95. Get back $5 gift card to make your net cost $2.95 for five (or $1.95/5 if your store allows the other two Target coupons). There is also a $1.00/2 Clorox in the 9/14 SS en Español (found in Hoy, Extra, etc.).
  • Hungry Jack syrup. Print $.55/1 here. It is $2.00 this week and there is a 10% Cartwheel offer, making it $1.20. Thanks, Totally Target.
  • Money-making toothpaste. Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste, $2.99. Use $2.00/1 in the 9/14 SS. Stack with $1.50/1 (LUNCH to 827438) or $1.00/1 mobile coupon (THANKS to 827438). It is also part of a buy three, get a $5 gift card deal, so buy three, use three $2.00/1 and the Target coupons, pay $.47 and get a $5 gift card back! If you can get multiple mobile coupons (links sent to different phones can be used in the same transaction), even bigger MM. Thanks, Couponing for 4! Update — not generating, not tagged, may only be different Colgate products.
  • Cheap Crystal Light. Crystal Light liquid is $3.00 and part of a $5 gift card when you buy four deal. So buy four, use four $1.00/1 here. Pay $8.00 and get a $5 gift card back to make them net $.75 each. Thanks, Hip 2 Save.
  • Olay BOGO 40%. Regenerist cleansers are $5.99, so $9.58 for two. Use two $4.00/1 from the single page flyer we got in the 9/7 paper. There is also a 5% Cartwheel for Olay that excludes cleansers but is working, for now. Thanks, deranged.me.
  • Unilever bonus pack gift card deal. You may find a display advertising a $5 gift card when you buy four Axe, Dove, or Degree men’s bonus packs. Buy two Axe deodorant and two body spray, $3.99 each.  Use two $2.00/1 in the 8/24 RP (expires 9/21) and two $1.00/1 here. Stack the $2.00/2 Target coupon here and $1.00/2 mobile coupon (PACKITBACK to 827438). Pay $6.96 and get a $5 gift card back! Thanks, Totally Target.
  • Vitamins and aspirin scenario. There is a 20% Cartwheel for One A Day vitamins. Buy four of those at $6.09 each (so $4.87 after Cartwheel), and use four $3.00/1 from the 7/27 SS. Throw in a $1.97 36 ct Bayer chewables and use $1.00/1 here. Get $1.00 back from Checkout 51 and $5 back from SavingStar for spending $25 on select products. Pay $8.46 and get $6 back, so $2.46 for all five items. Thanks, Couponaholic.

EVOL burrito coupon reset + Target deal

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The $1.00/1 EVOL burrito coupon has reset under ZIP 80003. Take it to the magical Hillside Target that is the only store which has the basic burritos for $1.24 and stack with the 5% off on Target Cartwheel, or buy breakfast burritos, on sale at all stores (?) 3/$5.00 through 9/20 and use the $1.00/1 coupon + Cartwheel to get those for $.58 each.

(Thanks, Totally Target)

Reader deals 9/16/14

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.

Caputo’s

  • Regarding deli ends, Liz says: “Angelo Caputo’s Hanover Park has them – also in the deli area in back corner”

Household tips

  • On the Ziploc Perfect Portions, gramma shares: “the plastic conforms to the meat (unlike Ziploc bags themselves), and thus helps to prevent freezer burn.”
  • Anne comments: “I would like to share a tip on hot peppers and contacts. I’ve found that the Clear Care contact solution does a GREAT job of removing those oils from the contacts. When I used to use the multi-purpose-type solutions, I would take the contacts out fine, but when I went to put them back in, they were contaminated by the residual oils on my fingers and would burn like crazy. Since switching to Clear Care – not a problem at all. It’s hydrogen peroxide, so you have to be careful not to use it like a rinse, but I am a huge fan!” I totally agree! It was recommended to me by an optometrist many years ago and I only use that type now.

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Savers

  • From Outlander: “Savers in St. Charles is closing. Everything 50%off and today is the last day. Still quite a bit left I think.”

Sears Outlet

  • Martha posts about the free swimsuit on Facebook: “I went to the Naperville store, and really all that was there was non-matching separates for both girls and women (didn’t bother looking for boys/mens). So unless you’re able to be creative with the tops and bottoms, you might be wasting your time.

Target

  • Shandelle reports: “The GoPicnic items are also generating $1.50/2 target store coupons at the register! I’ve gotten 4 of them so far. So they can stack with the free coupon. The free coupon also says $2.98 off but scans for $3 off.”
  • And she asks: “Are there any other kinds carried at Target? I’ve been picking them up at Target every time I’m there since the coupon came out.. I have so many (good donation items) but I’m wondering if they carry any other kinds than the 3 breakfast ones.”

Valli

  •  Emily on the deli ends: “I believe they are in the bottom of the open cooler with the macaroni and potato salads across from deli now”