What did you make with your $5 Whole Foods chickens?


So, did you pick up those $5 rotisserie chickens at Whole Foods this week? I only bought two and am now thinking now I should have gotten more! One we are just having for dinner tomorrow with some leftover potatoes and veggies (since it’s an activities night where we’re not home til 6 and don’t really want to start cooking that late).

The other, MashupDad shredded for me last night. I made stock with the bones in the Crock Pot overnight, then used that and the shredded chicken to make up this big batch of white chicken chili today.

So what did you make with yours? :)

From Walmart to Whole Foods — ow, my head shopping


Well, actually it was the other way around — I went to Whole Foods since I was already over in Glen Ellyn so halfway there anyway, and wanted the $5 rotisserie chicken today. Then I was driving back past Walmart on the way home, and figured I should try Savings Catcher at least once! Spent too much at WF, but it’s all good stuff; the sockeye salmon is a VERY occasional splurge, and the mozzarella is destined for Caprese salad tomorrow to help use up more of our insane tomato production over here. :) The waffles were a back-to-school request from Junior High Guy, and one chicken will be dinner maybe tomorrow, the other will become soup.

2 rotisserie chickens, $10.00. (They’re $5 today only!)
Sockeye salmon, $10.06.
Mozzarella, $3.99.
Van’s gluten free waffles, $2.50.
8 Brown Cow plain Greek yogurt, $6.40. (I’m going to TRY the non-sugar yogurt thing and add honey and fruit…) Used four $1.00/2 printables.
6 So Delicious non-dairy yogurt, $11.94. Used six $1.00/1 coupons from the 6/15 SS (not in Tribune) and two $1.00/3 Whole Foods coupons from the current Whole Deal. Got $1.00 back from Ibotta.

Paid $33.68. Got back $1.00 from Ibotta for a net cost of $32.68.

Whole Foods weekend sales 8/22/14


I already told you about the one-day Whole Foods sale tomorrow 8/22: $5.00 whole roasted chickens! I also just received a weekend sales email that shows:

  • Brown Cow Greek Yogurt, 5 for $4.00. Print $1.00/2 here.
  • Wild fresh sockeye salmon fillets, $10.99/lb.

As always, Whole Foods sales can be regional, so check your own store. The Wheaton flyer through 8/26 is also showing:

If you spot any good unadvertised Whole Foods deals at your local store, please comment here!

Whole Foods $5 whole chicken sale 8/22


Whole Foods is running a one day only sale on roasted whole chickens — $5 each this Friday, August 22! Canadian and U.S. stores only; no rain checks.

The birds are humanely raised, coming from farms certified by the Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating standards.

Did you know?
These chickens are antibiotic free–keeping you free from harm of toxins or supplemental growth hormones. The seasonings used are all organic!

12 pack Organic Valley milk singles $7.99 — Whole Foods


And here’s another Whole Foods weekend deal: August 8-10, pick up 12 pack of Organic Valley milk singles for just $7.99! Valid at Whole Foods Market stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. If you still have the $1.00 printables for Organic Valley products, use here (no longer available to print).

Reader deals 8/4/14

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.


  • Charlotte shares: “I have the older model Kindle, and even with that ancient one, I can loan books from the library and have them sent directly to my Kindle. I just have to hook it up to my PC for the book to be transferred. The ads are not intrusive at all, imho.”


  • From ellen: “i got a one page cvs flyer with the spend $12 get $3 eb and on the back there are p&g coupons for those items they are mfg coupons with the cvs logo on them but dont say redeem at or redeem only at. they expire 8/30/14 I also got a one age flyer with a $1.50/1 crest prohealth rinse 473ml or larger exp 09/30/14 both were in my papers from menards and home delivery” I got those in my home-delivered papers as well, but not the ones I got at Dollar Tree.


  • Cesar discovered: “This [Redbox] code will also work on Blu Ray movie rentals. Worked for me!”


  • Finds from feelgood: “Jewels in my area (Homer Glen, Lemont, Lockport, 159th Orland Park) have special pricing this week. 1 lb pkg Strawberrries $0.79 Jewel gallon milk or Wild Harvest 1/2 gallon organic milk $1.99 16 oz EE butter in quarters $1.99 Rotisserie Chicken $4.99 Pork baby back ribs $2.77/lb Probably due to the Meijer grand opening in the area.”


  • From feelgood: “4-6 ct Klondike bars are now only $0.49 at Meijer after the $1.50/1 MQ and the $0.50 TQ.”
  • Kim says: “Lara bars are $0.89 at Meijer in the Sunday-Saturday market. Will they be the same in Thursday through Wednesday? At least you can then get a variety of flavors.” Most likely.

Reader requests

  • Don posts on Facebook: “Looking for a modem deal – mine is on again off again – thank you !!
  • Jen asks: “My 4 yo really wants to go to Great America but I’m not paying those prices for a kid who can’t even ride most of the rides! We were thinking about doing Santa’s Village instead. Anyone know of any coupons or discounts? Or, can anyone recommend another amusement park-type activity that might be appropriate for a 4 yo? Thanks!”
  • Betty responds: “Santa’s village will be far more fun for a 4 year old and less expensive. I think you can bring food to Santa’s village and picknick. Six flags won’t let you bring in any food and it’s crazy expensive.”
  • Anne adds: “Santa’s Village has $4 off M-F coupons you can print on their site (you only need one per party). We went a couple weeks back and that was the only savings I could find. It is great for a four year old – the size of the park, scale of most rides, and the fact you can bring in food makes it very family-friendly. It also has an interesting assortment of animals. It does show its age a little, but that’s also part of the charm. I’ve also heard very good things about Blackberry Farm in Aurora (part of the Fox Valley park district). That is more farm and park with just a couple rides in a beautiful natural setting.”



  • Artie sends over: “Red Robin $5 off any order of $10 tomorrow,Aug 5th Celebrate our 500th restaurant opening! Join Red Robin Royalty today and receive $5 off any order of $10 tomorrow. Offer valid only on 8/5/14. Must be current Red Robin Royalty member or join up when you dine”


  • Diane noticed: “Target put a new .50 magnum cpn, on their website today, in case you used the $1/2.”
  • Pam shares: “Skippy Singles (including the Naturals!!!) are an awesome price with the new BOGO MQ in 8/3 SS regular price is $2.29 Target cartwheel offer available for 30% off!! After cartwheel each pack is $1.60 BOGO coupon autoscans for $2.50 Final price is 0.70/2 or 35 cents for each container which holds six 1.5oz individual containers (for a total of 9 oz). Much cheaper than even a regular jar of PB!”
  • On the Magnum bars that are B3G1, grandma g says: “There is also a 5% off on Cartwheel, not a lot but it helps.”

Ultra Foods

  • A question from Jane: “Hey, my friend gave me the rest of her Skinny Cow coupons, since she cannot price match them @ Walmart, and I wondered if anyone has tried using both the Ice cream coupon with the free candy one this week @ Ultra? Just wanted to be prepared if this will cause an uproar at the checkouts. I was going to do some Outshine mixed with Skinny Cows to get to the 4 mark, but I’d actually rather have the Skinny Cows.  Which ones are the best if anyones tried these yet? Thanks.”
  • From feelgood: “Also, if you enter zip code 85032, there’s TWO $1.00/1 coupons for Cape Cod chips. One is the regular kind with no store name, the other one says Safeway. But when you print, they’re both regular manufacturer coupons, no mention of Safeway. So was able to print 4 just from that zip code alone, and also some more using different zip codes! Cape Cod kettle chips often go on sale at Ultra for $2.00 each.” They are through Tuesday!

Whole Foods

  • A report from peaches: “I was in Whole Foods today, and they have the regular EVOL burritos on sale for $2.50, and so when you stack this coupon and the $2/2 coupon in the Whole Deal book, they are only $.50, which is not free but is still cheap. The breakfast burritos are $2.99 though.   I just don’t know if all of the WF stores will let you use a coupon that says redeemable at Walmart.”

Reader deals 8/1/14

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.

Five Below

  • Margaret in Hot Deals found found: “There was quite a selection [of Frozen t-shirts] at five below yesterday. :-)”

Food 4 Less

  • Ashley shares: “Unstoppables are $2.99 wyb 5 participating items. Yesterday was only $0.99 today $1.32 each, counts towards rebate Pine Sol is $0.49 there’s $0.50/1 hang that are scanning at $0.65/1 so a nice little mm Minute Maid fruit punch gallon $1.99 use $1/2 insert coupon and pay just $1.49 each”



  • From Outlander: “I don’t know if this was listed before, but Cheerios Protein is on sale $2.88, and save a $1 each when you buy 5, so it’s only $1.88 each when you buy 5. Use $1/1 IP when it was recently available or $1/1 from the inserts, exp 8/9., so only 88 cents each.”
  • And heather adds: “I also noticed that on my receipt that the cheerios protein came up b1g1″
  • Outlander shares: “You just reminded me- I saw at Meijer yesterday, those [Enjoy Life dairy free] chocolate chips you buy (different varieties) on clearance half price. They had a bunch and also some of the gluten free baking mixes, or something like that, maybe tapioca flour?. I didn’t really pay attention, since I don’t buy that stuff, but you might want to check it out. Also, Nestlé baking white chocolate on clearance for $0.99.”


  • Steve F. shares: “We have a Publix store Q for the Frutare…Publix Store Q here: if anyone can use it… (I think you have to sign up for Best Meals at Home.”

Reader requests

  • From Shirley: “Anybody has any experience buying the Square Trade PC Peripherals Protection Plan from Amazon? $10 for a 2 year plan for $125-$150 coverage. I never bought any electronics from Amazon and I am thinking about buying a router. Is that a good place to buy it. How long does a router normally last? My previous modem from ATT broke just under 1 year. That is why I am thinking about buying the protection plan. Any advice would be appreciated.”
  • Charlotte responds: “I have not purchased anything like that from Amazon. Then again, I get cheap routers from Cisco/Linksys, for around $30-40 a pop. Our current one has lasted for 4 years. The previous one died during our move. Unless you’re planning on getting something fancy, I personally wouldn’t bother. We also got our modem from there (Motorola Surfboard) for $70 to save on modem rental from Comcast, and it’s been working just fine. Should be noted that our main computers are directly connected to the router and just the phones, tablet and the laptop (hardly used) are on the WiFi, and we have no issues at all.”
  • From kristin, on the Back to School programs mentioned here: “Can anyone get the dental check? I need one for my daughter! I can’t believe the cost of dental visits now!”


  • From Linda: “I love Pinecone research!  They really do send me surveys of new products I would maybe be interested in.  The surveys take 10-15 minutes to complete.  They ask similar questions on each one of them, so you get the hang of it pretty quickly. I love how they can deposit the money from the surveys into my Paypal account, and then I can leave it there, or transfer it to my bank account.  Perfect!”
  • Brandy agrees: “Pinecone is the only one I will do! No gimmicks. No messing around. No spam.”


  • Shandelle noticed on Checkout 51: “I had $2 back on Aveeno lotion in both phones. When I looked at the fine print it did not exclude travel size! My Target had travel size Aveeno for $1.14. Both receipts were approved a couple min after I submitted. Simple money maker.”
  • From Steve F. on the Magnum: “We have a $1.00 store Q to stack with these, so it makes it a .99 money maker for us!!!” He updates: “….not money maker, but overage. :)”

Ultra Foods

  • Tian emails: “Thought youd like to know about this one….Buy 11 Pantene shampoos and conditioners for 2.88. (total will be 31.68), Use 4 5.00 from July P&G, and 1 3.00 from August P&G. Total will be 8.68. Send in for rebate. 1.32 Money maker.”

Whole Foods

  • A report from Linda: “I just shopped at Wheaton Whole Foods. The burritos were $2.50 each, so $.50 after stacked coupons, the almond milk was $.99 so free after $1 coupon, and the rice cream single desserts were $1.69 so they would have been $.69 after coupon. The cashier gave me a little issue with the evol manufacturer coupons since they said “Redeemable at Walmart”, but I made the point they didn’t say redeemable only at Walmart, and she manually put them in. Still got cheap burritos, free almond milk, and some veg sushi for only $10. Nice. Thanks for the deals.”