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Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 7/30/14 - 8/5/14

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:
CRAZY free Febreze deals, .50 Hamburger Helper, .66 Essential Everyday dijon mustard, ketchup or marinades, .68 Yoplait Greek yogurt, .75 Post cereals, .75 Suddenly Salad, $1-$1.66 General Mills cereals, $1.25 Rolaids, $1.29-$1.66 Kellogg's cereals, $1.50 Axe body spray, $1.50 Fisher peanuts, $2.99 Johnsonville Italian sausages, brats and Grillers, $11.99 Pedigree dog food

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Red Lobster to "act fancier" by plating food differently and raising prices

I'm reading a Yahoo story about Red Lobster's new owner and its strategy to "fancy up" the restaurant chain.

Now, I like Red Lobster, but it is what it is -- a casual restaurant with some moderately priced seafood and some higher-priced seafood. Go when there's a special "fest" or feast going, and you can maximize what you're getting for what you're paying.

Well, Red Lobster's new owner has plans to make Red Lobster a finer dining experience. From the article:

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.

... many people still view Red Lobster as "fine-dining for the middle class." But the push to change perceptions about the quality of Red Lobster's food could be a challenge, given recent promotions like "30 shrimp for $11.99," or a lobster pot pie that had just a half-ounce of lobster meat.

Lopdrup, who served as president of Red Lobster from 2004 to 2011 before moving on to head other aspects of Darden's business, said he planned to end such steep discounting.

"You're not going to see any of these low-priced specials that we're not proud of," he said.

About two weeks ago, Red Lobster also starting rolling out a new plating style for its fish dishes that will expand to other parts of the menu.

Previously, fish dishes were served on rectangular plates, with the fish, rice and vegetables spread out in separate corners. Now when customers order off the "Fresh Fish" menu, they get a round plate on which slabs of fish are piled over the rice, a vertical presentation commonly found at higher-end establishments.

"The food arranged in a way that's more like you'd see at a fine-dining restaurant," Lopdrup said. "The seafood is the star."

As for the food itself, that hasn't changed.

Red Lobster released a photo via the AP to show the improved plating. The old plating is on top, and the new (round plate) plating is on the bottom.

What do you think of this strategy? Honestly, more "attractive plating" isn't a factor in whether or not I want to eat at a restaurant.

The article goes on to state that they will be offering "pricier items" on the menu too upwards of a $30 price point.

Read "Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant" on Yahoo.

New Super-Couponing Tips column: Newspaper personnel discuss coupon theft

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Newspaper personnel discuss coupon theft." Here's an excerpt:

"Dear Jill,

In the last couple of years, the problems caused for us by extreme couponers are major. Bundles of advertising sections for the Sunday paper are being stolen so the couponers can sell the whole bundles to other extreme couponers. People drive through neighborhoods after the papers have been delivered and steal them from driveways.

There are so many problems with this (besides the outright illegality of stealing something that isn’t yours). One is that the person who delivers the papers is blamed for not delivering the papers. They also get charged for each of the missed paper complaints. At our business, the going rate is $2 per daily paper and $4 for each Sunday paper. They are only paid on average less than 15 cents to deliver each paper Mon-Sat, and maybe 25 cents average for each Sunday paper."

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.

My Super-Couponing Tips column appears in newspapers around the country to a weekly readership of over 20 million people!

View an archive of past Super-Couponing Tips columns

Deals of the Week for July 27, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune had FIVE coupon inserts: Two SmartSource (SS1 or SS2,) two RedPlum (RP1 and RP2,) and one Procter & Gamble (PG.)

I've got a new giveaway this week for my fellow skincare junkies! Enter to win the "Raid Jill's Skincare Stockpile" grab bag!

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Have a great week of shopping and saving!

All You

Walmart Deals of the Week: 7/27/14 - 8/2/14

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:
.50 Suave Kids haircare, $1.38 Suave body wash, $2.47 L'Oreal Advanced haircare, $3.24 St. Ives Fresh Hydration lotion

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Target Deals of the Week: 7/27/14 - 8/2/14

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:
$10-off-$40 with store pickup, $4.99 Dunkin Donuts coffee, $4.99 Tide, $5.99 Eight O' Clock K-Cups, Buy 3, Get $5 gift card P&G sale, $5 off $20 meat coupon, school supply deals

Office Depot OfficeMax school supply deals: 7/27/14 - 8/2/14

Here are your Office Depot OfficeMax school supply deals for the current week...
View Office Depot ad | View OfficeMax ad

Top deals:
.01 Office folders, .25 Office pink beveled erasers, .25 Office Depot & Westcott 5" scissors, .25 Office protractors, .25 Office rulers, .25 Really Useful boxes, .25 Scholastic & OfficeMax glue

Walgreens Deals of the Week: 7/27/14 - 8/2/14

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:
.49 Colgate products, .24 Butterball turkey bacon, .74 Dawn, .99 Mitchum deodorant, .99 Nice eggs, .99 Carmex lotion or cream, $1 M&Ms, $1.67 Kellogg's cereals and Pop-Tarts, $1.99 Hershey's chocolate spread, $2.33 Always pads, liners and wipes, $2.99 Tide, $19.99 Luster Pro teeth whitening system

Weekly Deals from Walgreens

CVS/pharmacy Deals of the Week: 7/27/14 - 8/2/14

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:
.53 Ragu pasta sauce, .69 7-Up 2-liter, .74 Dawn, .99 Gold Emblem Abound snacks, .99 Mitchum deodorant, .99 Suave body wash, $1.64 Kellogg's cereals, $1.66 Pop-Tarts, $1.99 Revlon nail color, $2 Brookside chocolate, $2.50 Head & Shoulders, $2.50 CVS children's vitamins, $3.49 OGX haircare

Mariano's Deals of the Week: 7/24/14 - 8/6/14

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:
.95 Noosa yoghurt, $1.25 Santa Cruz lemonade, $2 Chaokoh coconut milk, $2 Roundy's ice cream bars, $2 Roundy's orange juice, $2 Simply Potatoes hash browns, $2.50 Sriracha sauce, $2.55 Daisy cottage cheese, $4 Roundy's organic peanut butter, $5 Udi's gluten free pizza

Why don't they make bed sheets like this any more?

I love browsing at Goodwill stores -- you just never know what you'll find.

Recently at my local Goodwill, I found this delightful vintage package of two cotton fitted twin-size bed sheets for $1.99. Now, I'm a sucker for vintage packaging, and thanks to Google, I've ascertained that these sheets were made sometime in the 1950s! I didn't buy them just for the packaging though. We've been camping a lot lately, and with the warm weather, we've been packing fitted sheets for our airbeds. I figured if I found some cotton fitted twin sheets at a good price, I'd pick them up to keep in our camping tote.

Well, a 2-pack of twin fitted sheets for under $2 certainly fit the bill for my boys' twin airbeds, but I wondered if the sheets would still be in new condition after being sealed in the package for sixty years or more..! Surely the elastic would have dry-rotted, but for $1.99, I figured I'd take a chance.

I bought the sheets. I opened them up, and they seemed fine -- they hadn't even yellowed from age! So, I checked the corners of the sheets where one would expect the elastic to be. These sheets have no elastic -- they're truly a "fitted sheet" with a mitered corner.

I laundered them and slipped a sheet onto one of my son's beds to try them out. And immediately I wondered... why aren't sheets made like this any more? They're incredible! They fit so tightly to the mattress that you could bounce a proverbial quarter off the top of the bed. There are no loose corners here, and there's no elastic to wear out.

GIVEAWAY: Win this "Raid Jill's Skincare Stockpile" grab bag!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by me. All of the skincare products featured in the giveaway were provided to me free of charge from CVS/pharmacy, Olay, and Puritan's Pride.

Part of "blogger life" is receiving great samples of products from a variety of companies and brands. I'm a huge skincare junkie, as you may already know..! And, as much as I love trying new products, I've also learned over the years that some products just don't work for me -- no matter how much I might like them to. Retinols? Great for renewing skin... unless you spend a lot of time in the sun (which I do.) Lip products with sunscreen in them don't agree with me either, but I know a lot of people swear by them.

So, when I get new products to try and sample, I scour the ingredients lists like the fiendish ingredients nerd I am... and if there are products that I think won't agree with my skin, I stash them in a box on my office shelf. And then..?

Well, it seems a little silly to keep brand-new products in my stockpile that I won't use, so I'd love to share them with you! One lucky reader will get to (virtually) raid my skincare stockpile and take home a variety of popular skincare items!

This Skincare Stockpile grab bag contains:

  • Olay Regenerist Filling & Sealing Wrinkle Treatment ($19.99 retail)
  • CVS/pharmacy Accelerated Wrinkle Repair Serum ($18.99 retail)
  • Lumene Complete Rewind Visible Wrinkle Eraser ($23.99 retail)
  • Puritan's Pride Retinol Cream ($9.59 retail)
  • Two CVS Sport SPF 30 Lip Balms ($1.99 each at retail)

The total value of this assortment is more than $76.00! Jump-start your skincare routine by sampling and enjoying all of these brand-new, full-size retail versions of popular skincare items.

For a chance to win, simply post a comment below!

This "Raid Jill's Skincare Stockpile" giveaway begins today, July 24th, 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on July 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on July 31st, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!

Aldi Deals of the Week: 7/23/14 - 7/29/14

Here are your Aldi deals for the current week. This writeup is based on the Chicagoland Aldi ad.
View weekly ad | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers

Top deals:
.79 Fit & Active cream soups, .95 Specially Selected Greek yogurt, $1.29 Fit & Active turkey franks, $1.29 Fit & Active wafles, $3.79 Welby vitamins, $1.99 4-piece cutting mat set, $7.99 Crofton water filtration pitcher, $14.99 Kitchen Living "bullet" blender, $14.99 Kitchen Living Hot Air popper

Top summer catalog deals:
.69 Burman's yellow mustard, .79 Lunch Buddies fruit snacks, .89 L'Oven Fresh buns, .99 Burman's BBQ sauce, $1.39 Benton's honey graham crackers, $1.49 Baker's Corner maraschino cherries, $1.49 Burman's ketchup, $1.49 Savoritz crackers, $1.99 Belmont sherbet, $1.99 Little Salad Bar hummus, $1.99 Simply Nature fruit squeezers, $1.99 Sundae Shoppe ice cream, $2.99 Fit & Active ground turkey, $2.99 Simms beef jerky, $3.99 Lacura spray sunscreen, $5.99 Crane XL beach bags, $9.99 Slip N' Slide, $13.99 Range Master portable grill, $14.99 Crane pop-up sun cabana, $34.99 Coleman 4-person tent, $39.99 Gardenline rattan deck box, $59.99 Gardenline pop-up gazebo, $69.99 Bestway fast-set pool

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New printable coupons from Savings!

Savings.com launched a new set of printable coupons, so we've got yet another site to print coupons from!

If you're shopping for school supplies, you may want to check these out -- there are some good ones for Crayola products and more. Here are the new coupons currently available:

- $1.50 off Crayola 24ct. Erasable or 30ct. Twistable colored pencils
- $1.50 off Crayola Visi-Max dry erase markers
- $1 off 4 Hunt's Snack Pack 4ct. puddings
- $2 off Huggies Little Swimmers
- $2 off Pull-Ups
- $1 off 2 Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers or fruit cup 4-packs
- $1.50 off Tate + Lyle Fair Trade Sugar
- $1 off any Naked Juice
- $1 off O.N.E. coconut water 1-liter or 2 16.9oz.
- $1 off 2 Sargento natural cheese
- $1 off 2 Sargento Tastings cheeses
- $1 off any Simple Green
- $1 off 2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme deodorant
- $1 off 2 Dial Complete hand wash
- $1 off any White Cloud bath tissue
- .55 off Sargento Cheese Snack 5oz. or larger

Browse printable coupons from Savings!

Meijer Deals of the Week: 7/24/14- 7/30/14

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:
$1.50 General Mills or Nature Valley granola bars, $1.60 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles, $1.75 Juicy Juice, $1.95 Always Infinity and Radiant pads, $1.95 Tampax Pearl and Radiant tampons, $2.25 Johnsonville breakfast sausage, $4.09 Softsoap refills, $5.24 Charmin and Bounty Basics, school supply deals


Food companies quietly dropping GMO ingredients

NPR has an interesting article about brands quietly dropping genetically modified ingredients. One would think this would be a huge selling point for brands and that they'd be shouting this information from the rooftops, but according to the story, they're not:

General Mills' original plain Cheerios are now GMO-free, but the only announcement was in a company blog post in January. And you won't see any label on the box highlighting the change. Grape Nuts, another cereal aisle staple, made by Post, is also non-GMO. And Target has about 80 of its own brand items certified GMO-free.

Megan Westgate runs the Non-GMO Project, which acts as an independent third-party verifier of GMO-free products, including Target's. She says her organization knows about "a lot of exciting cool things that are happening that for whatever strategic reasons get kept pretty quiet."

But just because they're testing the water doesn't mean most mainstream companies are ready to start publicizing their changes.

Nathan Hendricks, an agricultural economist at Kansas State University, says big food producers are trying to gauge what direction consumers are headed in. "Ultimately," he says, "these big companies aren't just friends with Monsanto or something. They want to make a profit, and they want to be able to do what's going to make them money." So they'd better have a product line in the works if consumer sentiment starts to shift more heavily toward GMO-free food.

Read the entire article at NPR.

Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 7/23/14 - 7/29/14

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:
.66 Essential Everyday dijon mustard, ketchup or marinades, $1.50 Friendly's ice cream, $2.50 Klondike bars and Popsicles, $2.50 Philly Gourmet beef sandwich steaks, $5.99 Coppertone Clearly Sheer sunscreen

Big Book of Savings deals:
.49 Essential Everyday mustard, .50 Essential Everyday BBQ sauce, .99 Old Spice deodorant, $1.17 Azteca tortillas, $1.33 Bush's beans, $1.49 Essential Everyday pickles, $1.50 Alexia Smart Classics fries, $1.99 Weight Watchers ice cream bars and pops, $2 Herdez salsa, $2.99 Purina Puppy Chow

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Deals of the Week for July 20, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune had NO coupon inserts due to it being a scheduled non-insert week.

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!

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Menards School Supply Deals: 7/20/14 - 8/2/14

Here are your Menards school supply deals valid through 8/2:
View Menards ad

Top deals:
FREE LED night lights or Puck lights, FREE LED reading lights, FREE pens and 1-subject notebooks, .39 rulers, 24-pack crayons, scissors, glue sticks, glue, pencil sharpeners, erasers, folders, pencil boxes, index cards

FREE Super-Couponing Workshop + Saturday Shopping Spree on July 19th in Woodstock, IL!

My Super-Couponing workshop comes to Woodstock, Illinois on July 19th as part of a "Saturday Shopping Spree" event!

Doors open at 9:30am for a shopping spree featuring vendors like Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Perfectly Posh and more. Pre-register for this free class and receive a $10 coupon to use in the vendor shopping area!

My class takes place at noon, and the vendor shopping area will remain open until 2:30pm.

Saturday, July 19 @ 12:00pm - Woodstock, IL
Super-Couponing at Mixin Mingle
124 Cass Street
Woodstock, IL 60098

If you're in Harvard, Crystal Lake, Cary, Fox River Grove, Barrington, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Edison Park, Norwood Park, Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park, Irving Park, or Chicago... this workshop's easily accessible for you too! Mixin Mingle is located less than two blocks from the Woodstock Metra rail station. Hop on the train, enjoy the ride, hop off... and walk to class! Find Metra train schedule info here and a walking map here.

Woodstock is also a great place to spend the day -- from shopping to dining, there's so much to do and see on the historic Woodstock Square. It's also where the classic Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day" was filmed, and you can take a self-guided walking tour of the sights in the movie.

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Great clearance deals at The Children's Place - today only!

Today only, The Children's Place is having an online sale. Get 40% off plus FREE shipping with code FORTY3 -- this makes for some great deals!

Boys' 100% cotton pajama sets are $4.31, shipped!

Girls' and boys' tank tops are just $1.79, shipped!

Browse The Children's Place clearance clothing sale

Thanks to Mashup Mom for spotting & sharing the sale!

New SmartSource printable coupons

As I'm working on matchups, I spotted some good printable coupon offers on SmartSource today too...

Save $1.00 on any two (2) StarKist® Tuna Pouch Products

What's new on RedPlum.com?

I was just browsing the new coupons on RedPlum.com! Here are the best coupons I see...

SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) KING'S HAWAIIAN® products (excluding 4-pack dinner rolls).
SAVE $2.00 On any ONE (1) Lipton® K-Cup® pack product
SAVE $1.00 On any TWO (2) Heinz 57® Sauces 10oz or larger.
SAVE $1.00 off any ONE (1) Sparkle® 6 roll or larger paper towels package.
SAVE $0.55 off any TWO (2) Dixie® bath cup products.
SAVE $1.00 off any TWO (2) packages of Angel Soft® bathroom tissue.
SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) Angel Soft® Facial Tissue items
SAVE $1.00 on any TWO (2) packages of Quilted Northern® bath tissue, 6 double roll or larger.

Back-to-school labels from Bright Star Kids

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bright Star Kids. I have been compensated for this post.

Back-to-school time is rapidly approaching. I can't believe my kids only have about three weeks of summertime left! We've been busy shopping for school supplies with all of the recent deals running. Many schools require parents to label all of the child's school supplies so they can be returned to the right person if they're lost or misplaced.

What items should you label with your child's name? Here's a Top-10 checklist:

1) Gym shoes
2) Backpacks or book bags
3) Electronics: calculators, tablets, and other devices
4) Folders
5) Binders
6) Notebooks
7) Scissors
8) Art supplies: Crayons, markers, glue
9) Lunchboxes or lunch bags
10) Gym suits or school uniforms

If your child's school requires students' school supplies to be labeled with the child's name, Bright Star Kids labels has an easy and fun way to achieve that goal. They've got custom label packages that you can design with your child's name. Choose colors, icons and graphics to personalize them.

Right now, Bright Star Kids is offering free shipping and 15% off store wide using the promo code LABELS on orders over $30 in conjunction with back to school. Their Bright Star Kids school labels value kit includes a whopping 175 labels:

  • 10 large stick-on labels
  • 30 small stick-on labels
  • 80 tiny pencil labels
  • 16 clear round shoe labels
  • 16 round stick-on labels
  • 30 iron-on tag clothing labels

Click for a 15% off coupon for Bright Star Kids labels!

SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off green peppers

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Green Peppers at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 8/4/2014.Save 20%.

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

Jewel-Osco, Mariano's, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly and Peapod shoppers... Click to load this offer to your store card! This ecoupon is valid through 8/4/14.

*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.

Get Parents magazine for just .33 per issue!

Here's a great deal from Parents magazine! Get 2 years of Parents delivered to your home for just $7.99. That's .33 per issue! You'll also get a free birthday planner when you subscribe.

Go get 24 issues of Parents magazine for $7.99 (.33 per issue!)

Free swimming pool safety guide

If you own a pool and have children, you know how important pool safety is! Keeping your loved ones safe is of the utmost importance. Every year, on average, 5,200 children suffer pool related injuries and hundreds of children drown in pool accidents that could have been avoided.

To learn more about pool safety, sign up and receive a free 5 page guide on pool safety.

Have you been captivated by the convertible picnic table bench?

The above video has been making the rounds this month on social media, and I've had several readers email me this week asking where they can get one..! It's a bench that converts into a picnic table in three seconds.

Go ahead and watch the (very short) video. It's very, very cool.

So, I did a little research for you. If you're handy and want to build this bench-to-table yourself, BuildEazy.com has the plans in PDF format for $5.

If you'd like to rely on someone else's expertise to build this bench-to-table, Walmart carries it for $157.99 with free shipping.

New Checkout 51 offers for July 24, 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. Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. Here's a peek at the new offers:

Offers valid 7/24/14 until 11:59PM EST 7/30/14:

- .25 off Apples
- .25 off M&M'S®
- $1.00 off DOLE Pineapple Juice, Any canned variety. Excludes chilled and frozen varieties.
- .25 off LAY'S® potato chips 9 oz or larger, any variety.
- .50 off Select Ken's Vinaigrette Dressings. Valid on Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, Lite Strawberry Vinaigrette, or Lite Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
- .25 off Prego® Italian Sauces
- .50 off Crystal Farms® Shredded Cheese
- $1.00 off McCormick® Grill Mates® Steak Sauce, any variety. Excludes marinades, rubs, and spices.
- .50 off Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom. Excludes Scrubbing Bubbles® fantastik® and Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet products.
- .50 off Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet. Excludes Scrubbing Bubbles® fantastik® and Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom products.
- $2.00 off Glade® Automatic Spray Starter Kit. Excludes Glade® Automatic Spray Refills and Glade® Sense & Spray®.
- .75 off Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Starter Kit or Warmer
- $1.00 off Glade® Automatic Spray Refill
- $1.00 off Suave Professionals® Natural Infusion. Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
- .50 off HALLS® Drops Bags 17 count or higher, any variety.
- $1.00 off World Peas
- .50 off 2 Nongshim Noodle Soups
- $1.50 off 2 Blue Dragon products
- .25 off Annie's Homegrown Macaroni & Cheese
- .25 off Edward's Pie 23.5 oz or larger, any variety.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!

Summer clearance at 6PM.com

6PM.com is having a "Sweet Summer Clearance" sale! This is one of my favorite places to shop for name-brand clothing items on the cheap! Lots of clothes and shoes are priced upwards of 65% off. Many clothing items are priced at $10 or less, with shoes, bags and dresses priced at $25 or less. Here are some deals I spotted:

Shipping is always FREE at 6PM.com!

Browse 6PM.com's Sweet Summer Clearance sale!

Great deal on 5-gallon Rubbermaid water cooler: $12.99 at Menards!

As it's summer and I have camping on the brain, I thought I'd share a great deal I spotted in the Menards ad! This 5-gallon Rubbermaid water cooler is just $12.99 at Menards this week. It's $17.99 with a $5 mail-in rebate, limit 2.

I mention this because I was looking for a deal on these recently -- we have a 3-gallon water cooler that's suffering the same fate as our old tent -- not quite large enough for our family. And, I was looking at prices on these recently. Look and see how much this cooler is on Amazon right now..!

Seriously, go look. You could buy three of these coolers for the price of the one on Amazon! (Granted, the Menards cooler is green, not orange, and it's got a Menards logo on it... but it's the same cooler. For 1/3rd the price, I'll take it.)

Also, a note to those who shop in my neck of the woods: The Carpentersville store is sold out of these. (I've learned to call ahead!) Woodstock had 9 this morning.

Sam's Club membership Groupon: $45 for one-year membership with $20 gift card and $26.23 worth of free food!

If you've been waiting for a deal on a one-year Sam's Club membership, you're in luck! Groupon's got one today, and it's even better than the last offer from them:

$45 Sam's Club Membership Groupon

This Groupon includes:

  • One-year Sam's Club membership ($45 value) with two membership cards, one for another member of your household
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
    Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
    Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
    Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
    Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)
  • As an added bonus, all new Sam's Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items.¹ These savings are valid 30 days after membership activation

So, you pay $45 and get a $20 gift card and $26.23 worth of free food! That makes this a $1.23 "moneymaker" after the deal!

This offer is available for FOUR days only! Go get your $45 Sam's Club membership Groupon!

Print a coupon for $1 off Birds Eye Recipe Ready!

Save $1.00 off 1 Birds Eye® Recipe Ready item

Here's a new printable coupon for $1 off Birds Eye Recipe Ready frozen vegetables! These often go on sale for $1, and this coupon would make them FREE! (I'll check Walmart's everyday price too, as I believe they are around $1 there all the time.)

Who doesn't love free veggies?

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.

All You magazine subscription offer: Grab 3 issues and an Entertainment Book for $5!

All You

Curious about trying All You? Here's a great try-it-on-the-cheap offer! Grab a three-month subscription to All You for $5 (just $1.67 per issue) and you'll also get a custom Entertainment Book coupon book specifically created for All You readers!

Go get your 3-issue subscription of All You & an Entertainment Book coupon book for just $5!

OR, perhaps you'd prefer this offer! Get 6 issues of All You AND a bottle of OPI nail polish for just $10!

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!

Print now for $1 Sally Hansen nail polish at Walgreens!


Beginning 7/20, Walgreens will have Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polishes on sale for $2.79 each or 2-for-$4.

Buy two and use two $1 printables or $1 coupons from the 7/13 RP. Pay $2 for two, or $1 each!

This is a great price for this brand!

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