.25 French's mustard, .50 Gillette Fusion shave gel, .97 Eckrich franks, $1 Kroger cream cheese, $1 Kroger tortilla chips, $1 Popsicles, $1.63 Nabisco crackers, $2.24 Johnsonville smoked sausage, $2.75 Coca-Cola 12-packs, $3.99 Off insect repellant, $5.49 Kingsford charcoal with free KC Masterpiece
Here are your Walmart deals for the current week...
FREE Poise, .47 Ivory soap 3-packs, .74 French's mustard, .97 Bounce dryer sheets, .98 Vlasic pickles, $1.24 Cover Girl nail polish, $1.28 Breyers Real Fruit ice cream topping, $1.63 Suddenly Salad, $1.97 Maybelline Color Show nail polish
Here are your Meijer deals for the current week in the following Illinois stores: Algonquin, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Elgin, McHenry, Oswego, Plainfield, Rolling Meadows, St. Charles; and the Indianapolis area...
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FREE Rice Dream, FREE Sweet Baby Ray's dipping sauces, .08 Kool-Aid packets, .09 Poise, .50 Country Time lemonade mix canisters, .67 Dole fruit smoothie shakers, .67 Ragu, .74 Frank's Red Hot sauce, .88 Ball Park Franks, .99 French's mustard, $1 Chi-Chi's salsa, $1.12 Eckrich sausages, $1.50 Crystal Light, $1.75 Planter's peanuts, $2 Fruttare bars, $2 Irish Spring body wash, $2.25 International Delight iced coffee, $3.99 Johnsonville Grillers patties
Here are your Dominick's deals for the current week...
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.50 Yopa Greek yogurt, .84 Pillsbury Grands, .97 Kellogg's cereal, .99 Cool Whip, .99 Lucerne cream cheese, .99 Lucerne eggs, $1.16 Pop-Tarts, $1.38 Nabisco crackers, $1.50 Tradewinds tea, $1.75 Coke 12-packs, $1.97 Capri-Sun, $2.12 Domino sugar, $2.74 Johnsonville sausage, $2.99 MorningStar Farms
FREE Post Shredded Wheat, .18 Garland Jack's BBQ sauce, .71 Barilla pasta, .90 Hawaiian Punch, .98 Miracle Whip, $1 Colgate oral care, $1 Country Time lemonade canisters, $1.17 Marcal napkins, $1.30 Keebler crackers and cookies, $1.30 Kellogg's fruit snacks and bars, $1.60 Domino sugar, $1.67 Kraft singles + $2 off ground beef
.39 Campbell's pork & beans, .89 Hunter hot dogs, $1 North Star pops$1.20 Lipton tea bags, $1.67 Twizzlers, $1.70 Smart Ones entrees, $1.88 Nabisco crackers, $2 Hellmann's mayonnaise and FREE Schnucks bread crumbs, $2.15 Domino sugar, $2.25 Johnsonville sausage, $5.09 Angel Soft bath tissue
10% off for military veterans, .49 Reach floss, .99 French's mustard, $1 Ore-Ida frozen potatoes, $1 Tradewinds gallon tea, $1 Land O Lakes spreadable butter, $1.29 Kellogg's cereal, $1.50 Crystal Light, $1.50-$1.75 Coca-Cola 12-packs, $1.75 Johnsonville smoked sausage, $2.40 Clemmy's ice cream, $2.50 Lifeway frozen Kefir, $3 Wisk, $3.99 Glenmark burger patties, $4.50 Palermo's pizzas with FREE Coke, Pepsi or 7-Up 12-pack, $6.99 Johnsonville Grillers patties with FREE Johnsonville brats
Deals of the Week are now live! There are so many good deals this week - lots of freebies, and if you're a charcoal griller, you won't want to miss Walmart's crazy-good price on Kingsford charcoal this week too. (Hint: 30 pounds of Kingsford AND a bottle of KC Masterpiece for $6.98!)
This week's Sunday Chicago Tribune features THREE inserts: Two SmartSource (SS1 and SS2), and a RedPlum (RP). The Parade magazine also has a page with four Glade air freshener coupons and a $3 Probiotic Pearls coupon. And, my plastic wraparound bag that today's Trib came in has two $1 coupons inside for Advil and Children's Advil. Grab all of these if you're interested...
Blog Giveway! There are only TWO more days to enter to win one of three Good Cook batter bowls! Learn how you can win even more Good Cook goodies with their current Treasure Hunt contest.
Have a great week, and happy shopping!
FREE Colgate mouthwash, .43 Suave, .49 Revlon ColorSilk haircolor, .65 Duncan Hines brownie mix, .74 Coke 2-liter, .80 Cheez-It crackers, .99 Sally Hansen nail polish, $1 Hellmann's mayo, $1.49 Garnier Fructis haircare, $2.33 Sparkle paper towel 8-packs, $3.40 Angel Soft bath tissue 12-packs
Here are your Walgreens deals:
FREE iChill sleep aid, FREE and .32 Splenda, .34 3 Musketeers bars, .50 Comet cleanser, .99 Benadryl, $1 Hormel Compleats, $1 Irish Spring body wash, $1.25 Crystal Light and Kool-Aid mixes, $1.33 Pop-Tarts, $1.50 Country Time lemonade canisters, $3.50 Cottonelle 12-pack bath tissue, $4.49 Gevalia coffee
I've blogged about the truth behind the Walmart Challenge commercials before (see Where Walmart gets it wrong: The comparison-shopping challenge and Walmart's "Receipt Comparison" tool: Inaccurate and misleading.)
Today, Coupons In The News spoke with several of the "Walmart Moms" featured in these ads and learned that their appearances may have been incentivized and encouraged to tilt the challenge in favor of Walmart over the competing store:
Gretchen, who lives in Pennsylvania, was chosen for a Walmart ad in March of this year. Teandra, from New Mexico, shot her ad in April. Each had audition experiences similar to Laura and Joyce. But each ultimately found herself participating in a “savings contest” of sorts. When Gretchen went shopping at her local Weis grocery store, and Teandra went to Albertsons, each found herself shopping alongside another “real Mom”. Everyone was given an envelope of $250 in cash, and told to choose a few dozen items that they would typically purchase.
When they were done, and the prices of their items were compared with Walmart’s, the shopper who ended up saving the most at Walmart was selected to appear in a commercial, while the other Mom was sent home. Everyone got a $250 gift card for their trouble – so the total compensation package still equals $500 – but only the Mom who saved the most got to be on TV. In other words, only the Mom who bought things with the biggest price differential from one store to the next got her moment in the spotlight. So any Mom who might have purposely bought big-ticket items at the grocery store that weren’t on sale, that she knew would be cheaper at Walmart, had the best chance of getting on TV. Just as Schnucks had feared.
... the new “whoever saves more gets to be on TV” method of choosing participants does raise some questions. It lends legitimacy to Schnucks’ suspicion that Walmart “cherry-picked (participants’) receipts from among others in an effort to manufacture the largest price differential”.
Interesting - and as many of us on the blog have said, it would be extremely easy to tilt these ads in favor of either store, depending on what was purchased on which day.
At tonight's Super-Couponing workshop in Darien, attendees were asking about Ebates. If you've never used Ebates, it's easy - and indeed, it does pay you back for shopping! If you're not familiar with how to use Ebates, here's a quick overview.
First, if you don't have an Ebates account, create one online. It's free! This is a great time to sign up too, because you'll also get a FREE $10 gift card to the store of your choice once you make your first purchase of $25 or more through Ebates.
Once you're signed up, any normal shopping you do online, at any of Ebates' 1500 participating online retailers, will earn you cash back! But here's what you need to remember - you MUST log into Ebates FIRST, then select your online store. If you don't do this, Ebates can't track your purchase and award your cash-back bonus.
Pretty much every major department store online participates in Ebates - Kohls, JC Penney, Macy's, Target and more - even shopping site you might not think of too, like Ebay! I've gotten into the habit of logging into Ebates before I look to buy anything online, because so many stores participate in Ebates.
So, come along with me and I'll show you how it works! Recently I wanted to buy something from Radio Shack. First, I logged in to Ebates:
Are you playing the Good Cook Touch Treasure Hunt online contest? This fun, search-for-clues for a chance to win $1000 worth of new cookware web game is still on through May 21st! And, if you haven't entered yet, I have my own blog giveaway that's running in conjunction with this contest. Enter to win one of four Good Cook Touch 2-Quart Batter Bowls!
As we're midway through this promotion, Good Cook sent over some more new Touch products for me to use and play with. My new favorite? The Good Cook Touch Citrus Zester. While I have several favorite recipes that call for citrus zest, I never actually had a tool designed specifically for this purpose. I have always used the edge of a knife. (Not optimal, I know.)
So, now that I have a tool specifically for zesting, I can share with you one of my favorite recipes for seafood! Many years ago, I took a seafood cooking class at Jewel-Osco (do you remember when they used to do those in-store classes?) I still have my recipe instruction sheet from this class, which was taught at the Algonquin Jewel-Osco by chef Kit Moss on February 11th, 1998! I know this because the recipe sheet contains all of that information, and the fact that it's been in my recipe file this long should be an indicator as to how much I like this dish. My own tweaking to this over the past 15 (!) years has been to add a tablespoon of sesame oil too, plus an extra tablespoon of honey -- both of which I'm noting here:
Deals of the Week are now live!
This week's Sunday Chicago Tribune features THREE inserts: A SmartSource (SS), a RedPlum (RP), and a Procter & Gamble (PG.)
Blog Giveway! There's still time to enter to win one of three Good Cook batter bowls! Learn how you can win even more Good Cook goodies with their current Treasure Hunt contest.
Have a great week, and happy shopping!
Happy Mother's Day again! Thanks for bearing with Sunday deal updates coming a little later than usual, but it is Mother's Day, and spending the day with my children was the best thing I could have done today.
As my Mother's Day gift to you, please enjoy this little video that I shot tonight after returning home from a wonderful day out with my family. This is a short how-to video that will teach you how to fold an origami paper cup out of a single sheet of paper. In my life as a parent, I have made hundreds of these infinitely-useful paper cups. You can make it in seconds on the go from any piece of paper that's handy.
Why would you want to do this? Well, it's a quick and easy way for your kids to have their own cups for sharing popcorn at the theater, snacks in the car - you name it. You can even drink out of this cup! As I was folding these in the car today for my kids, I thought... why not share it with you too? So grab a sheet of paper and follow along... (Or, watch it larger on YouTube.)
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of the moms, people with moms, and people who have been loved by moms! Moms rock :)
I am putting the pharmacy deals up early today, even though the early-edition papers aren't out yet. I will update all deals once I have a chance to go through the new ads... but I plan to spend some time with my three beautiful children this weekend too!
In celebration of Mother's Day, I'd like to share this wonderful commercial from Publix supermarkets which celebrates (what else...?) Moms!
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If you're a Super-Couponer who golfs (or know someone else who loves the game) you'll want to enter this week's giveaway! Three of Chicago's radio stations, 97.1 The Drive, 100.3 Rewind, and 101.9 The Mix, have teamed up with ten of Chicago's best golf courses to form the 2013 Chicagoland Golf Tour. They've put together a gift card good for one FREE round of golf at each of ten of Chicagoland's greatest golf courses! Courses include:
That's ten games of FREE golf to one lucky reader -- over a $480 value! I'm excited about this one because it's not always easy to get deals on recreation, especially golf, which can be pricey. As part of the same promotion, The Drive, Rewind and The Mix are offering these 2013 Chicagoland Golf Tour golf gift cards for $179 each. There are a limited number of cards available.
While the gift card is a great deal, why not try to win one FREE too? To enter to win a Golf Tour card of your own, simply post a reply in the comments under this article! This 2013 Chicagoland Golf Tour Ten Rounds of Free Golf Giveaway begins today, May 23rd, 2013, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on May 29th, 2013 at 11:59pm CST, and on May 30th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!
With all of the 12-pack pop deals around town and various chains this week, this new printable may prove to be useful...
In the past, Minute Maid 12-packs have been included in the 4-for-$10 sales at Jewel, because Minute Maid is made by Coca-Cola. (Ditto on Dominick's 4-for-$10, which also begin tomorrow!) If you like Minute Maid lemonade in cans, print. And we'll see tomorrow if these are included in the deals! If so, each coupon will net you a $1.50 12-pack!
UPDATE: My beautiful mom is back from Jewel and reports that Minute Maid IS part of the deal at Jewel! Enjoy!
Coupons.com released a bunch of General Mills printables this morning! If you've been wondering where some of our "usual suspects" have been lately, including single-box cereal coupons and fruit snacks, they haven't been in the inserts as of late. But today they're back in printable form...
What a nice deal - and just in time for Memorial Day!
28oz. Hormel Party Trays are on sale for $10.19 through 5/28. There's a printable $3 store coupon on Target's site. Stack it with this:
That drops the price to just $4.19, a super price for these party trays!
Thanks to Mashup Mom for posting about this deal.
SavingStar has new ecoupons to load today!
Just a reminder for you too - SavingStar ecoupons DO have load limits, just like printable coupons have print limits. If you are interested in ANY of these offers, it's a good idea to load them while they are available. I received many emails from people wanting to know where the "Spend $15, Save $5" All laundry detergent offer went when the Jewel All deal started. I loaded it long before I anticipated buying any All! So, it never hurts to load everything you might be interested in.
Click the banner above to load these SavingStar ecoupons:
- Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE (1) Combat® Ant or Roach Killing Bait or Gel (exp. 7/10)
- Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE (1) BOX Chex® cereal (exp. 6/30)
- Save 50¢ when you buy ONE BOX (1) Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal (exp. 6/30)
- Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) BOX Lucky Charms® cereal (exp. 6/30)
- Save 50¢ when you buy TWO (2) BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® fruit snacks (exp. 6/30)
- Save 25¢ when you buy ONE (1), any flavor/variety Totino's® Rolls Snacks (exp. 6/30)
- Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE BOX (1) Cookie Crisp® Cereal (exp. 6/30)
- Save 75¢ when you buy any variety Oatmeal Crisp® cereal (exp. 6/30)
- Save 50¢ when you buy any (1) flavor 32 OZ. Mountain High® Yoghurt (exp. 6/30)
- Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE (5) CUPS any flavor Yoplait® Greek 100 Yogurt (exp. 6/30)
- Save 75¢ when you buy TWO (2) Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, Supermoist Cake Mix, OR 17.5 OZ OR LARGER Cookie Mix (exp. 6/30)
- Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) CAN any flavor Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ Cooking Sauce (exp. 6/30)
- Save 60¢ when you buy ONE (1) 28 oz. jar of Musselman's® Apple Butter (exp. 7/31)
Planning to do the Banana Boat sunscreen deal at Target this week? The deal JUST got better!
Banana Boat 8oz. kids SPF 50 or 6oz. Sport Coolzone sunscreen spray are on sale for $6.49. Buy two and get a $5 Target gift card! Target's website has a $2-off-2 Banana Boat printable and a $2-off-2 Banana Boat Kids printable - both are STORE coupons.
There's a $3-off-2 manufacturer coupon in the 5/19 RP, but this deal is EVEN better with the new printable above!
So, buy two ($12.98.) Use a $2-off-2 Target coupon and the $3.25 off 2 printable (now $7.73.) Pay $7.73 and get a $5 Target gift card back! That's $2.73 for TWO, or about $1.37 EACH!
AND, if you are a Target Cartwheel user, load your 5% discount and drop this even more!
Here's what's new and good in the world of printable coupons from Coupons.com today. Propane grillers may like that $3 Amerigas propane coupon... and if your Walmart has travel-size Adidas deodorants, score TWO free with the Adidas printables too!
Here's a new offer from Live Better America! You can sign up for their email list, which offers free printable coupons for General Mills and other products (vitamins, healthcare) as well as recipes.
When I signed up, I received a digital download of a recipe booklet with 16 healthier-cooking recipes. The recipes for Italian sausage soup and "Healthified Turtle Ice Cream Cake" look great..! (Who knew there was a healthier ice cream cake?!)
Note that you may want to set up or use a separate email account to hold your coupon-related email for sites like these that require registration. I do!
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:
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*Maximum 3 Sunday copies per address, within the Tribune's delivery area. Length of offer is 26 weeks of delivery.
All You Magazine (the magazine with coupons!) has a new Mother's Day sale. Get TWO one-year subscriptions (12 issues each) for $19.92! That's just $9.96 per 12-month subscription, or an incredible .83 per issue!
All You is still having a Spring sale: 6 issues for $1 each!
This six-month subscription is a GREAT way to try out All You and see if you like it!