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Jewel P&G Deal, Day Two: Shampoo, conditioner and a sweet-smelling house

Back to Jewel for another round of P&G (and now I'm out of Buy One Get One Free coupons!)

I bought four Pantene shampoos and conditioners.
I bought eight Febreze candles (all on clearance for $2.38 each, pear scent)
I bought one Febreze Air Effects
I used a $2-off-$2 Pantene coupon and two Buy One Get One Free coupons.
I used four $1 Febreze candle coupons and four Buy One Get One Free coupons.
I used one .50 Febreze coupon & scanned my Jewel card to complete the $5-off-$25 SavingsStar offer.

I added a $3.69 half-gallon of Wild Harvest organic milk (not pictured) so I could roll my $15 Catalina from the previous day.
I paid $16.21 (plus tax, $12.52 of which were these P&G items) and got a $15 Catalina. I'll also get another $5 back from SavingStar!


REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Baby Foot exfoliating foot peel

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Baby Foot. I have received a Baby Foot foot peel for purposes of review.

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As soon as I became aware of Baby Foot, I wanted to try it! Baby Foot is an exfoliating foot peel that's wildly popular in Japan. Forget foot baths, pedicures, foot files and pumice stones. Baby Foot promises baby-soft feet with no physical exfoliation. It's a gentle skin peel made from fruit acids that painlessly and effortlessly peels away dead, dry, and rough skin on your feet.

Does it work? I couldn't wait to find out. Read on for my experience and review of Baby Foot! And, if you're intrigued enough to try it too, you'll want to enter this week's blog giveaway! TWO of my readers will each win a Baby Foot exfoliating foot peel!

To enter, simply post a reply in the comments! This Baby Foot giveaway begins today, October 30, 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on November 5, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on November 6th, two winners will be chosen via a random number generator!

NOTE: If you are bothered by photos of bare feet or skin peeling, you may not wish to continue. For the rest of you who want to know if it works... read on!


Jewel P&G Deal: What's working, what to watch for, and policy notes

Today I did two rounds of the "Buy $35, Get $15 Catalina" P&G deal at Jewel. I did two transactions back to back, and the Catalinas are rolling...

Transaction #1:
I bought eight Pantene and four Febreze candles.
(NOTE: Three of my candles were pear scent and on clearance for $2.38 each. They DID trigger the Catalina.)
I used a $5-off-3 Pantene coupon, a $1 Pantene printable, and four B1G1F Pantene coupons.
I used two $1 Febreze candle coupons and two Buy One Get One Free candle coupons.
I paid $10.64 (plus tax) and got a $15 Catalina.
(I also used my Jewel card so the Febreze will be applied to that $25/$5 ecoupon offer. I'll go back and do another deal on Febreze candles or Set & Refresh tomorrow.)

Transaction #2:
I bought two Tide and one box of Puffs.
I used two $2 Tide coupons and one .25 Puffs coupon, plus the $15 Catalina from the first transaction.
I paid $17.40 (plus tax) and got a $15 Catalina.


Notes, especially if these kinds of deals are new to you...

Verify the prices of everything you're buying! I've heard from readers who found Tide priced at $14.99 at their stores. Most of the Febreze Set & Refresh air fresheners that I saw were priced at $2.50, not the $4.49 listed in the ad. If the price is lower, you'll need more items to get to the $35 mark.

Clearance items may work - they did for me. My store was nearly out of Febreze candles, but they had a crazy quantity of pear scent Febreze candles on clearance for $2.38. I used these for one of my transactions today to test it out and see if the clearance candles worked -- they did! Of course, if you find clearance items, use the clearance prices to count up to $35.

Coupon policy at Jewel: I have heard from some readers today who had issues using a dollars-off coupon with a Buy One Get One Free. This usage is allowed under Jewel-Osco's coupon policy if you would like to read it or print a copy. Here's the part that specifically addresses this:

- A cents off coupon may be used with a B1G1Free coupon, redeemable on the purchased item.
- One Manufacturer coupon and one Store coupon may be redeemed per item.

Stay within the limits: P&G coupons are all limited to four like coupons per person per day. Today I heard from a cashier that the Schaumburg store issued a memo advising stores to limit quantities and enforce the 4 like coupons per household per day -- they said they have a known "extreme couponer" who comes in and cleans that store out. The memo has been sent to all Jewel stores.

One of my readers reported a pair of shoppers at two different stores today buying hundreds of bottles of Pantene at a time - as in, two entire shopping carts filled with Pantene. Behaviors like this don't help anyone -- they tend to give all couponers a bad name, and people clearing shelves can lead to quantities being limited for shoppers.

We are not "extremists," and this is a good opportunity to show our stores that we aren't there to buy hundreds of bottles of Pantene in the same day..! Plus, the ethics of what we do are important to me, and hopefully they are to you too. Let's abide by the "Limit 4" on our coupons, go shop, and have some fun.

I'd love to hear any good scenarios you are coming up with for this sale too! Feel free to post them in the comments below.


Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 10/29/14 - 11/4/14

Here are your Jewel-Osco coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland:

View weekly ad | SavingStar ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers

Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
"Spend $35, Get $15" P&G Catalina with FREE + moneymaker Febreze and Pantene, FREE McCormick Recipe Inspirations spices, .50 Pom Wonderful Super Tea, .57 Orville Redenbacher and 2-liters, .66 Oikos Greek yogurt, $1.17 Old Orchard juices, $1.50 Fisher peanuts, $1.50 Land o Lakes dip, $1.55 Kellogg's cereals, $1.63 Campbell's Slow Cooker and Oven Sauces, $1.90 Daisy cottage cheese, $2.49 Axe deodorant, $2.49 Freschetta pizza, $4.99 Snapple and free Bears shirt, $5.99 Butterball turkey burgers


People are buying less laundry detergent than they used to

Here's an interesting article from Business Week. It seems that around the time that high-efficiency washing machines started to become popular, laundry detergent manufacturers noticed a decline in detergent sales:


For Procter & Gamble (PG), manufacturer of Tide and Gain, and other detergent makers, the new machines have contributed to five years of declining detergent sales. Detergents account for 13 percent of P&G’s U.S. sales, down 2 percent year to date, says Javier Escalante, an analyst at Consumer Edge Research. Extra soap isn’t a problem for traditional washing machines; they use enough water to eliminate soapy residue. But in high-efficiency washers, in which laundry rotates in a drum and is sprayed with water and not continually submerged, more detergent means sudsier clothes. Efficient machines use as little as one-third of the water of older models.

Total U.S. detergent sales fell 6.4 percent from 2009 to 2013 and will slip an additional 5.9 percent through 2018, says John Owen, an analyst at market researcher Mintel Group. High-efficiency washers are not the only factor contributing to those declines. P&G and other makers have cut prices as consumers look to cheaper brands, such as Arm & Hammer and Oxi Clean from Church & Dwight (CHD), the second-largest detergent maker in the U.S. Companies also must contend with a rise in the use of large-capacity machines, which translates into fewer loads.

P&G added a lower-priced product, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, earlier this year. A 40-ounce bottle, good for 25 loads, costs 24 percent less than a same-size bottle of Tide Original.



Meijer Deals of the Week: 10/30/14 - 11/5/14

Here are your Chicago Meijer coupon deals and matchups for the current week in the following Illinois stores: Algonquin, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Elgin, Evergreen Park, McHenry, Oswego, Plainfield, Rolling Meadows, St. Charles:

View weekly ad | Preview next week's ad on Tuesday | Load Meijer Mperks ecoupons | Ibotta ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers | SavingStar ecoupon offers (load online, redeem via app)

Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.

Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday Chicago Tribune delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.45 Meijer oral care items, .19-.49 Campbell's soups, .66 Swiss Miss hot cocoa, .92-$1.47 Prego pasta sauces, $1.17 Speed Stick, $1.41 Lysol wipes, $1.50 On-Cor entrees, $1.69 Nestle Toll House morsels, $1.75 Cascadian Farm cereals or granola bars, $2 Ore-Ida potatoes, $2.94 Freschetta pizza, $4.40 PF Chang's Meals for Two, $5.49 Era laundry detergent


Deals of the Week for October 26, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has THREE inserts: SmartSource (SS), RedPlum (RP) and Procter & Gamble (PG.)
Need a deal on Sunday Chicago Tribune home delivery? Get it at home for just .75 per week!

New blog giveaway this week: Enter to win a Nonni's Biscotti Holiday Gift Pack! They have new biscotti flavors for the holiday season -- pumpkin and gingerbread!

Subscribe to my blog via email and you'll receive one email each day detailing any new deals and matchups. Your email address will never be sold, and you won't receive spam:

Have a great week of shopping and saving!


All You


Walmart Deals of the Week: 10/26/14 - 11/1/14

Here are your Walmart coupon deals and matchups for the current week. I use the Chicagoland version of the ad, but most Walmart advertised deals are valid nationwide.

View weekly ad | Ibotta ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers | SavingStar ecoupon offers (load online, redeem via app)

Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday Chicago Tribune delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.66 Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt, $1.48 Skittles Halloween candy, $2.48 Red Baron pizzas, $4.27 Chili's appetizers, $4.47 Lubriderm lotion, $4.97 Farm Rich appetizers, $8.96 Disney Infinity Marvel Hulk figure

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Target Deals of the Week: 10/26/14 - 11/1/14

Here are your Target deals for the current week...

View weekly ad | Print store coupons from Target.com | Target Cartwheel ecoupon offers | Ibotta ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers | SavingStar ecoupon offers (load online, redeem via app)

Top deals:
$1.50 Dozen eggs, $2.50 Red Baron pizzas and free Sierra Mist or Pepsi 2-liter, $3.99 Downy, $4.49 Clorox wipes 3-pack, $6.49 Tide, $8 Halloween cape T's, $17.54 Up & Up diapers



CVS/pharmacy Deals of the Week 10/26/14 - 11/1/14

Here are your CVS/pharmacy coupon deals and matchups...
View print version of weekly ad | My Weekly Ad | SavingStar ecoupon offers | Ibotta ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers

Top deals:
.75 Pepsi 2-liter, .99 Band-Aids, .99 SoftSoap body wash, .99 Speed Stick Gear deodorant, $1.08-$1.38 Halloween candy, $1.25 - $1.33 Cascadian Farm and General Mills cereals, $2 CoverGirl Lashblast mascara, $3.99 Iams dog or cat food



Walgreens Deals of the Week: 10/26/14 - 11/1/14

Walgreens PhotoHere are your Walgreens coupon matchups and weekly deals for Chicago and the rest of the USA...

View weekly ad | Preview next week's ad on Friday | Ibotta ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers | SavingStar ecoupon offers (load online, redeem via app)

My deals writeups reference "IVC" coupons. These are found in the monthly Instant Value Coupon books found at the front of the Walgreens store on the flyer racks.

Top deals:
FREE + moneymaker Colgate toothpaste, .99 Wet & Wild Fantasy Makers makeup, $1 Capri-Sun, $1.44-$1.49 Hershey's and Mars Halloween candy, $1.50 M&Ms, $1.67 Kellogg's cereal, $2 Pantene, $2.74 Tide or Gain, $2.99 Mr. Sketch or Sharpie marker set, $3.49 Always Discreet, $3.67 Huggies diapers, $4 Simple wipes, $4.49 Dunkin Donuts coffee


Weekly Deals from Walgreens


One fish, two fish, gold fish, new fish?

It's Halloween party and Fall Fun Fair time again, and if you're a parent, you just may find yourself in the same situation as we are:

Yes, that's my son (the ninja!) showing off the new goldfish he won at his school's fun fair. We were not planning to get another fish, but fortunately, thanks to a Meijer fish tank clearance last year, we were prepared for a new fish's arrival.

If you suddenly find yourself in the same situation this season with a newly-acquired pet fish, you may want to check your local Meijer for another fish tank clearance. I just got back from the Algonquin Meijer, and the entire back wall of the pet section is filled with small and large fish bowls and tanks on clearance!

Betta bowls are $2.75 each, and large fish bowl/tanks are $3.75 each. I saw Dr. Seuss, Barbie, Hello Kitty and Avengers styles. The price sure is right if you need a home for a new fish.


Facebook confirms secret coupon groups were shut down for illicit activity

Back in September, many large, secret Facebook groups devoted to coupon resale and misuse were unceremoniously shut down. Speculation ensued online as to whether this was a random decision on Facebook's part or whether there was industry involvement.

Coupons In The News has a story today with additional details about the shutdown:


Finally, a definitive answer to the question first raised a month ago – is Facebook really shutting down coupon groups?

Yes – and investigators working on behalf of the coupon industry are behind it.

Facebook has repeatedly refused comment on the issue. But a firm that specializes in corporate security and risk management now confirms to Coupons in the News that it was their company that investigated and alerted Facebook to nearly a hundred groups engaging in questionable coupon activity. And Facebook responded by shutting the groups down.

Brand Technologies president Jane Beauchamp says the company conducted a months-long undercover investigation of a number of Facebook coupon groups – many of them “secret” and invitation-only. The main focus was on groups that openly discussed and advocated coupon fraud, such as decoding coupons’ bar codes, exploiting so-called “glitches” that allow you to use high-value coupons on lower-priced products for which they’re not intended.

“We investigated, presented to our clients and after their review, Facebook reviewed the groups we documented as well, and took action that corresponded with their community standards,” Beauchamp told Coupons in the News.

Facebook’s community standards include a prohibition against users “promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others.” Defrauding companies and retailers by misusing coupons – and then boasting about it and teaching others how to do it – would certainly seem to be a violation of that Facebook policy.


This has been a busy week for news regarding coupon misuse on Facebook. Earlier this week, the CIC announced its own investigation into illicit coupon activity on Facebook.


Attend a Super-Couponing workshop in Illinois in November!

Make plans to attend a Super-Couponing workshop in 2014 and resolve to save even more money!

Super-Couponing combines the best techniques for following sales with using newspaper and internet coupons to their fullest advantage. It's easy, it's fun... and it saves you BIG money! Super-Couponing will change the way you shop... forever!

November 2014

Saturday, November 8 @ 11:00am - Algonquin, IL
Super-Couponing
Algonquin-LITH Chamber Expo
Jacobs High School Fieldhouse
2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102
First-come, first-served - no registration required

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00pm - Glendale Heights, IL
Super-Couponing
Glenside Public Library District
25 E. Fullerton Ave.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
For more information, call 630-260-1550


Additional dates and full Super-Couponing workshop schedule


GIVEAWAY: Win Nonni's Limited Edition Holiday Biscotti!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Nonni's. I have been compensated for this giveaway.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! Winner will be posted soon!

Super-Couponers, here's a tasty giveaway you won't want to miss!

Nonni's Biscotti makes delicious, twice-baked biscotti treats that are sold coast to coast in supermarkets around the country. To celebrate the warmth of the holiday season, Nonni's has two new limited-edition holiday biscotti flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread!

Want to try them? You may be the lucky reader who wins both of these new flavors of Nonni's Biscotti to enjoy! To enter, simply post a reply in the comments! This Nonni's Biscotti Bites giveaway begins today, October 23 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on October 29, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on October 30th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!


New printable coupon site: SaveInStore.com

There's another new printable coupon website to add to our ever-growing list of places to print manufacturer offers from -- SaveInStore. Powered by RevTrax (a company that's probably best known to couponers for powering the coupons that brands like Huggies and Scott offer online,) SaveInStore offers something unique among printable coupon sites. Shoppers have the ability to search by brand or click to a page featuring only coupons from a specific brand. This is a nice change from other "browse everything we've got" layouts.

Currently, SaveInStore has printable coupons from brands like Stonyfield, Triaminic, Huggies, Kotex, Viva, Depend, Truvia and more. Take a look!


CIC researching illicit coupon activity on Facebook

The Coupon Information Center (CIC) announced this afternoon that it is researching illicit coupon activity on Facebook:


The CIC is researching illicit coupon activities on Facebook. If you would like to assist, please provide the following information and click on the link below to transmit the information to the CIC:

✓ Name of the Group or Page
✓ A link to the Group or Page
✓ The type of illicit activity:

Counterfeit Coupons
Coupon Sales: The sale of coupons or coupon insert booklets, especially SmartSource, RedPlum and BrandSaver inserts

Simple Fraud: Groups and pages advocating the use of coupons other than as specified in the coupons’ terms & conditions, including practices known as coupon decoding and/or glitches

✓ The Type of Group: Open, Closed or Secret


If you see activity of this nature taking place in Facebook groups, you can report it to the CIC via an online form.


New Super-Couponing Tips column: Extreme Coupon Charades

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Extreme Coupon Charades." Here's an excerpt:

"It shouldn't surprise anyone that reality television is often anything but real. While the television show "Extreme Couponing" was canceled two years ago, it lives on in syndication. Whenever it airs in reruns, readers write with questions about what they're seeing on TV:

'I was watching "Extreme Couponing" on TV the other day. I did notice on a couple of the shows where the couponer bought $1,000 or so of food and accessories for 1 cent and everybody was happy that they paid nothing for all that food.

Who pays the taxes that are clearly listed on the tape register? You may have a 1-cent balance after all the coupons are run, but somebody has to pay the taxes, and I'm sure it's not the store.'"

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.


Deals of the Week for October 19, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has ONE insert: SmartSource (SS.)
Need a deal on Sunday Chicago Tribune home delivery? Get it at home for just .75 per week!

New blog giveaway this week: Enter to win a Kind Organics multivitamin gift pack!

Subscribe to my blog via email and you'll receive one email each day detailing any new deals and matchups. Your email address will never be sold, and you won't receive spam:

Have a great week of shopping and saving!


All You


Mariano's Deals of the Week: 10/16/14 - 10/29/14

Here are your Mariano's coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland. I use the Arlington Heights version of the ad for matchups:
View weekly ad | SavingStar ecoupons | Checkout 51 ecoupons
Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.73 Barilla pasta, .85 Imperial spread, $1 No Yolks egg noodles, $1.25 Domino organic sugar, $1.50 Philadelphia cream cheese, $2 Simply Potatoes hash browns, $3.75 King Arthur flour, $4 Roundy's organic peanut butter, $4.75 De Cecco olive oil,
$6.50 Roundy's coconut oil


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6PM.com: My source for bargain designer clothing... and 70s glam-worthy platform shoes.

Halloween's right around the corner, and these are the shoes I'll be wearing tomorrow night as part of my 70s glam-themed costume...

Where does one find such dangerously marvelous platforms? Why, at 6PM.com. Not only is it one of my favorite places to pick up designer clothes at bargain prices, they also often have shoe closeouts in the ridiculously-good-deal range -- and shipping's FREE every day!

The shoes in question began life looking like this...

Add one bottle of Tacky Glue, plus one bag of "acrylic jewels," and I bedazzled my shoes into something 1970s sparkletastic. Best part? The shoes were on clearance for $14!

You never know what you'll find at 6PM...



Checkout 51 offers for October 29, 2014

Checkout 51 Offers

Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) will have new ecoupon offers to load tomorrow. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)

Here's a peek at some of the new offers. Offers valid until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening.

NEW announcement from Checkout 51:

For the month of November, our members will get to choose one of their weekly offers! Look in your offer list for "Pick Your Own Offer." Tapping this will reveal a group of offers to choose from, and once chosen, that offer will automatically be added to their list.

"Pick Your Own Offer" offers:
- .25 off bacon 8oz. or larger
- .25 off fresh tomatoes
- .25 off whole head of lettuce
- .25 off bananas
- .25 off oranges

Regular offers:
- $5 off Jennie O Oven Ready Turkey
- $1 off Colavita 17oz or larger olive oil
- $1 off Pledge
- $3 off Fiber Choice fiber supplement
- $1 off Dole pineapple juice
- .75 off Luigi's Real Italian Ice

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!


Print now for $1.70 All laundry detergent next week at CVS!


$2.00 off Two
All laundry detergent
Print Coupon

Looking for a laundry detergent deal at a stock-up price? Beginning 11/2, CVS will have a "Buy $30, Get $10 Gift Card" sale.

28-33 load All laundry detergent will be priced at $3.99 during this sale. Use the $1 coupon from the 9/28 RP or this $2-off-2 printable to drop these to $2.99 each.

The price gets even better when you combine it with the $30/$10 gift card deal. Print as many $2-off-2 coupons as you need for this scenario -- the 9/28 RP has a $1 coupon too. We'll also be using a Brookside chocolate as a filler item for this deal -- that's your reward for being such a smart shopper! Ready?

Buy 7 All at $3.99 each ($27.93)
Buy one 3oz. Brookside chocolate for $2.00 (now $29.93 - should be enough to trigger the gift card.)
If not, add an .88 Nestle or Mars Christmas candy single, also part of this deal)
Use seven $1 or $2-off-2 All coupons so that each bottle has a $1 discount
Use one $1 Brookside chocolate coupon from the 9/14 SS
Pay $21.93 and get a $10 CVS gift card! That's $11.93 for 7 All, or about $1.70 each! (Don't forget your "free" Brookside!)

If you prefer not to use fillers you'll only pay a tiny bit more for more All!
Buy 8 All ($31.92)
Use eight $1 or $2-off-2 All coupons so that each bottle has a $1 discount
Pay $23.92 and get a $10 CVS gift card! That's $13.92 for 8 All, or $1.74 each.


SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off pumpkins

This week's new SavingStar ecoupon Healthy Offer of the Week is 20% off pumpkins!

Click to load this offer to your store card!

Chicagoland shoppers can use SavingStar at Jewel-Osco, Mariano's, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Peapod and more.

*Note to Jewel-Osco shoppers: If you no longer have a Jewel-Osco card, you can also use a Upromise card at Jewel to redeem SavingStar ecoupons at Jewel. No Upromise card? Call 877-932-7948 to request a new Upromise card.


1-Year Sam's Club Plus Membership + $20 Gift Card & 4 Free Food Items for $45

Enjoy substantial savings every day on top brands at this membership-only retail warehouse with more than 600 locations all over the country. With this deal you'll receive:

$45 for a 1-year Sam's Club Plus Membership (a $100 value)
Includes $20 Sam's Club Gift Card.
Four free fresh food items (a $22.18 value)
- Rotisserie chicken
- Artisan Fresh spinach artichoke dip
- Daily Chef cookies
- French baguettes
$142.18 total value
Valid for new members for their first year of membership only

Go get your Sam's Club deal at LivingSocial.com


Up to 75% off + FREE shipping from Puritan's Pride

You Asked We Listened! Free Shipping^, no minimums, no costs, no hassles! Plus Limtied Time! SAVE UP TO 75%. Shop Now

Puritan's Pride is having a sale on vitamins and supplements! Through 11/12, get up to 75% off regular prices, plus free shipping!

If you spend $100, get 20% off $100 with code: TWENTYP through 10/27 ONLY.

From 10/27-11/1, take $15 off $80 or $20 off $100 + Free Shipping with code: TREATPP.

Shop vitamin sales at Puritan's Pride


Print a 25% off coupon for Famous Footwear!

Famous Footwear has a new 25% off coupon! You can print it and use it in store, or use it online with free shipping.

(Their cute new ad also reminds us that boot season is right around the corner...)


Free McCormick Recipe Inspirations spices at Jewel-Osco

Several readers, including CaliBabyDolly and Coop, wrote to share that McCormick Recipe Inspirations spice cards are on sale for .75 at Jewel.

Buy two and use the $1.75-off-2 coupon from the 10/5 RP1 to get TWO free with a little overage too. Hurry, the coupon expires 11/2!


Print now for $4.40 P.F. Chang's Meals for Two at Meijer


$2.00 off Two
P.F. Chang's
Home Menu
Meals for Two
Print Coupon

Beginning 10/30, Meijer will have 22oz. P.F. Chang's Home Menu Meals for Two on sale for $5.99 each. You can take these home for just $4.40 each with the right coupons...

In anticipation of the sale, print and hold this $2-off-2 printable which will drop these to $4.99 each.

Then, print this $2-off-3 Target store coupon to stack. The 10/12 SS has a .75 coupon and a $1-off-2. (Here's a $1-off-2 printable too if you need it.)

Let's put it all together! Buy three. Use a $2-off-2 printable, one .75 coupon and the $2-off-$3 Target coupon. Pay $13.22 for three, or about $4.40 each!

It's been quite some time (think: Dominick's was still in business!) since we've seen a good price on these. Yum!

UPDATE: Reader Outlander spotted a new offer on Mperks you'll want to add to this deal:

Buy two P.F. Chang's meals, get a side dish FREE!


$5 Disney plush animals, story books and puzzles at Kohl's!

I love when Kohl's runs its Kohl's Cares promotion each year. Kohl's donates 100% of the profits from its $5 toys and books to children's health and education charities worldwide. This season, it's all about Disney!

Kohl's has a great selection of beloved Disney plush characters, books and puzzles for just $5 each. These plush toys are so cute! Choose from Pluto, Dumbo, Baloo, Lady, Patch or Simba!

Choose your favorite children's storybooks for just $5 each as well -- each one corresponds to a featured plush Disney character.

You can also pick up a 300-piece Disney jigsaw puzzle for just $5! These are great gift ideas for the kids in your life... remember, the holiday season is just nine weeks away!

Browse Kohl's Cares $5 Disney toys, books and puzzles at Kohls.com!

Use code SHIP2You for free shipping with Kohl's charge through 10/27.
Use code Trick30 for 30% off sitewide with Kohl's charge through 10/27.
Use code Oct20CC for 20% off sitewide with Kohl's charge through 11/14.


Incredible P&G Catalina coming next week to Jewel - get ready!

8:00am UPDATE 10/29: Catalinas are rolling!
10:00am UPDATE 10/29: I'm back from my Jewel & did two transactions back to back to verify Catalina IS rolling.

Heads up! We have a fantastic P&G Catalina coming to Jewel-Osco next week. The Catalina begins on 10/29, but I'm sharing the details of it with you now so you can plan to get at least four newspapers this weekend. If you don't currently get multiple newspapers, you may want to spring for a few extra this Sunday so that you have the very valuable Febreze and Pantene Buy One Get One FREE coupons that will make this Catalina deal so sweet next week.

Dollar Tree and Menards sell the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday for $1. (You can get multiple copies delivered to your home for .75 each with these discount codes too!)

P&G products are part of a tiered Catalina 10/29/14 - 11/11/14:

Buy $25, get $7 Catalina
Buy $30, get $10 Catalina
Buy $35, get $15 Catalina

I'm going to list the scenarios FIRST so you can determine how many coupons and papers you'll need for what you want to buy, and the product list and matchups will follow below. Again, remember that this sale does not begin until 10/29. Also note that many of these scenarios depend on coupons that expire on 10/31! Plan to shop sooner than later...


FREE FEBREZE AND PANTENE DEAL:




Buy eight Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $20)
Buy four Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $34)
Buy one Puffs ($1.67, now $35.67)
Use four $1 Febreze candle coupons (after 10/31, use two $1.50 off 2 Febreze coupons)
Use four Buy One Get One Free Febreze coupons
Use one $3-off-2 Pantene coupon and two Buy Shampoo Get Conditioner Free coupons
Use one .25 Puffs coupon
Pay $11.72 and get a $15 Catalina. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


MORE FREE FEBREZE AND PANTENE DEAL:




Buy eight Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $20)
Buy two more Febreze items of your choice ($2.50 each, now $25)
Buy four Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $39)
Load the SavingStar $5-off-$25 Febreze ecoupon
Use four $1 Febreze candle coupons and one $1.50-off-2 Febreze coupon
(after 10/31, use three $1.50 off 2 Febreze coupons)
Use four Buy One Get One Free Febreze coupons
Use one $3-off-2 Pantene coupon and two Buy Shampoo Get Conditioner Free coupons
Pay $13.50 and get a $15 Catalina AND $5 back from SavingStar for buying Febreze. Again, ALL FREE and a larger moneymaker!


MORE FREE PANTENE, LESS FREE FEBREZE DEAL:





Buy eight Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $28)
Buy four Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $38)
Use the $5-off-3 Pantene coupon and a $1 Pantene printable
Use four Buy One Get One Free Pantene coupons
Use two $1 Febreze candle coupons (after 10/31, use the $1.50-off-2 Febreze coupon)
Use two Buy One Get One Free Febreze candle coupons
Pay $11 and get a $15 Catalina. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


ALL FREE FEBREZE, NO PANTENE DEAL:


UPDATE: My store has Set & Refresh priced at $2.50, NOT $4.49! If yours does too, this scenario WILL NOT work as the prices are too low. You'll need to add additional items to get to $35!

Buy eight Febreze Set & Refresh ($4.49 each, now $35.92)
Use two $1.50 off 2 coupons (now $32.92)
Use four Buy One Get One Free coupons (they're good only up to $3.99 each)
Pay $16.96 and get a $15 Catalina AND $5 back from SavingStar for buying Febreze. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


BARGAIN TIDE DEAL:



UPDATE: I've heard some stores have this Tide priced at $14.99, NOT the $17.49 price. If yours does too, you'll need FOUR boxes of Puffs for the following scenario. Remember to use the $1.50-off-3 Puffs coupon on these!

Buy two Tide ($17.49 each, now $34.98)
Buy one Puffs ($1.67, now $36.65)
Use two $2 Tide coupons and one .25 Puffs coupon
Pay $32.40 and get a $15 Catalina. That's $17.40 for two, or $8.70 each! (Plus "free" Puffs!)


FREE one year subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!

Who doesn't enjoy perusing the headlines of entertainment magazines in the checkout lane? Now, you'll be able to keep up on all of the celeb gossip from the comfort of your own home... with two FREE one-year electronic subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!

These are digital subscriptions, so you'll need a smartphone or tablet to access the free Zinio app, which powers these subscriptions.

Go get your free one-year subscription to Star Magazine... and then go get your free one-year subscription to OK Magazine!


9 Fridays Until Christmas Gift Idea: Paw Clean dog paw washer

There are only NINE Fridays left until Christmas. (Can you believe it?) Each Friday, as we get closer to the holiday, I'll share a fun or interesting gift with you...


Today's gift idea? A Paw Clean Canine Footbath!

I have one of these, and I can tell you that it's one of the simplest, greatest ideas I've ever seen for dog lovers. Whenever your dog comes inside with muddy paws (which, this fall, seems to be every other day at our house!), you fill the Paw Clean with warm water up to the fill line. Gently put your pet's paw inside and swish the bottle around. It has a split neoprene top to seal around your dog's leg so the water doesn't splash out. The mud washes away and stays in the bottle. It also comes with a microfiber cloth to wipe the dog's paws off after washing.

I'm telling you, this thing is so simple and yet so effective. You could probably make one of these out of an empty soda bottle (hey, there's another gift idea, crafty people!) but the size and design of this makes it worth the money. I picked mine up at an L.L. Bean store over the summer for $9.99. Amazon has them for a little more.

Here are a few photos of mine:




Buy the Paw Clean dog paw washer at Amazon.

And, to my beautiful sister, if you're reading this... don't buy one. Already got you one for Christmas!


Have you found a fun or interesting gift item online you'd like to share? Feel free to share it, and I may feature it as a future Friday gift idea...


SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Cadbury Screme Egg!

Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer!

Purchase through Sunday night and receive 100% of the purchase price back on your SavingStar account.

In Chicagoland, SavingStar offers can be redeemed at Jewel-Osco, CVS, Mariano's, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kmart and Peapod. Some stores load offers to their loyalty cards (Jewel, CVS, Mariano's) and others use post-redemption of receipts -- snap a photo of your receipt and upload it.

Click to load this new offer via SavingStar!

*Note to Jewel-Osco shoppers: If you no longer have a Jewel-Osco card, you can also use a Upromise card at Jewel to redeem SavingStar ecoupons at Jewel. No Upromise card? Call 877-932-7948 to request a new Upromise card.


Order Super-Couponing workshops on DVD for just $9.99!

My Super-Couponing® live workshops have continually broken attendance records for venues hosting my popular grocery-savings classes, which attract tens of thousands of people each year.

Now, my workshops are available on DVD! You'll enjoy all of the same secrets, tips and techniques taught in my live Super-Couponing and Super-Couponing 2 classes! Learn how to easily cut your grocery bill by half or more in these video workshops that are fun, fast-paced and never boring! And, with Super-Couponing 2: Saving on Everything, you'll learn tips for saving on clothing, housewares, toys, holiday purchases... and everything else!

This isn't the coupon clipping of our parents' generation. With my "clipless" system, we don't cut any coupons until we're ready to use them, and we're not wasting hours each week managing hundreds of little pieces of paper. You'll learn how to save big in the least amount of time possible -- minimum effort, with the maximum payoff!

Click to view FREE clips from my Super-Couponing® and Super-Couponing® 2 DVDs online and enjoy a special price of $9.99!


Checkout 51 offers for October 23, 2014

Checkout 51 Offers

Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) has new ecoupon offers to load. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)

Here's a peek at some of the new offers. Offers valid today until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening:

- .25 off pumpkins
- .50 off tomatoes
- .25 off bananas
- .25 off salad mix
- $1 off Pledge
- .75 off Superpretzel
- $1 off Wild Garden hummus

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!


Chicago Tribune home delivery for .75 per week!

Chicago Tribune home delivery service is a convenient way to have newspaper inserts and coupons delivered right to your home. You can order up to two additional Sunday papers with specially-tiered pricing to maximize your couponing power, and it's even cheaper than buying your papers at the dollar store. (Plus, they're delivered to your door!)

Call 1-855-438-8742 to subscribe with any of the following codes:

Single Copy Offers Discount code Price
Sunday Edition, 1 copy JCSO .75/week
Wednesday and Sunday delivery, 1 copy JCWS $1.49/week
Multiple Copy Offers* Discount code Price
Add 1 Sunday Edition JCX1 .75/week
Add 2 Sunday Editions JCX2 $1.99/week

*Maximum 3 Sunday copies per address, within the Tribune's delivery area. Length of offer is 26 weeks of delivery.


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