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Walgreens Black Friday Deals of the Week: 11/27/14 - 11/29/14

Walgreens PhotoHere are your Walgreens Black Friday coupon matchups and deals.

NOTE: I have written these deals from an ad preview posted at BFads.net. There is no guarantee that these deals are 100% correct as Walgreens has not officially released the ad yet. However, it's highly likely that the deals are correct. Some of the coupons necessary for these deals have not yet been released - this is noted below.

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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 Crest toothpaste, FREE + moneymaker Gillette Venus Embrace razor, FREE + Moneymaker Robitussin Medi Soothers, FREE Advil, FREE Healthy Delights Vitamin chews, FREE Fungicure, FREE MG217 Scalp Treatment, FREE Neilmed Nasabulb, FREE Neilmed Sinufrin or Nasogel, FREE Oral B Indicator toothbrush, FREE Outback pain relief, FREE Purell, FREE Relief OTC antacid, FREE Scuncii hair elastics, FREE Urgent RX To Go, FREE Vivoptal vitamins, FREE Walgreens Perfection Silk tampons, FREE Zim's Max Freeze and Arnica Max, .45 Carmex, .49 Colgate toothbrushes and toothpaste, .49 GUM toothbrush 2-packs, $1.99 Bausch + Lomb Peroxiclear, $1.99-$2.99 Duracell batteries, $2.50 Jack's pizzas

Walgreens Top Rated Products at Prices You'll Love

Black Friday / Social Sunday / Cyber Monday 2014 Open Deal Discussion

Here's an open thread to discuss any good shopping deals for the days ahead. See something good? Feel free to post!

Next week's will be chock full 'o ads, but www.bfads.net and www.blackfriday.com have ad scans and deals for a bunch of stores if you're getting the jump on your planning. Happy shopping, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Title screen from Universal Pictures 1940 film "Black Friday" used under Creative Commons license. Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, while fine actors, had nothing to do with selecting our Black Friday deals.

Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 11/19/14 - 11/27/14

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

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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.
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Top deals:
$100/$20 Gift Card Catalina, .75 Pillsbury cake mix and $1.17 frosting, .83 Scotties facial tissue, .98 Carnation evaporated milk, $1.13 Libby's pumpkin, $1.17 Minute Rice cups, $1.25 Ricola, $1.50 Swanson broth, $1.54 Butternut bread, $1.62 Nabisco crackers, $1.75 Brownberry bread, $1.80 Smart Ones entrees, $2 Nestle Toll House morsels, $2.20 Kraft Natural cheese blocks, $2.25 Johnsonville sausage, $2.49 Lavazza coffee, $2.49 French's French fried onions, $2.99 Oxi laundry detergent, $3.99 Cooked Perfect meatballs

Big Book of Savings deals:
.50 Fleischmann's yeast, .66 Nissin chow mein, .69 La Preferida chickpeas, .74 La Preferida black beans, .75 Starkist tuna pouches, .88 Thanksgiving oven mitts and kitchen towels, $1.45 TruWhip, $1.50 Domino brown or powdered sugar, $2 Clorox disinfecting wipes, $2 Silk milk, $2.49 Cafe Bustelo coffee, $3.50 Palermo's Pizzeria pizzas

New Super-Couponing Tips column: Frugality Taken Too Far?

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled " Frugality Taken Too Far?." Here's an excerpt:

In a recent column, I featured a list of ultra-frugal savings tips — some of which had me asking myself, "Is this really the best way to save money?" I enjoy featuring reader emails regularly in this column, and I feel there's value in sharing others' views and ideas. That said, many of my readers disagreed with some of the extreme tips shared by reader Dana. As a refresher:

— She advised washing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher.

— She advised using window air conditioning units instead of central air.

— She advised staying in the cheapest motels possible when traveling

— She advised never pay for recreation or tickets to anything.

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.

Deals of the Week for November 16, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has TWO inserts: SmartSource (SS) and RedPlum (RP.)
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Who's up for ice cream?

My boys are. They just offered to serve me & their father some Saturday night ice cream sundaes.

My husband asked, "What flavors do we have to choose from tonight?"

The reply from the kitchen...


"Rainbow SuperScoop or Disappointing Football Team."


I've never seen a coupon like this...

The cover of tomorrow's 11/16 RedPlum has a kind of coupon I've never seen before:

It states that it is a "donation coupon." If you buy any of the Unilever products shown on the coupon and hand the coupon to your cashier, Unilever will donate one meal to Feeding America.

What a neat & easy way to help other people at no cost to you.

An absurd afternoon of shopping

I had two strange experiences while shopping today.

First, I headed to Meijer to score some bargain-priced .05 Campbell's soup and other deals. When I got to Meijer, I spotted several large signs advertising the new Coke Life, a cane-sugar/Stevia blended Coca-Cola that's 90 calories, all natural, and reportedly also tastes like Mexican Coke.

I couldn't wait to try it and report back to my fellow Coke-loving blog readers on this new product! I headed straight for the beverage aisle at the Algonquin Meijer. No Coke Life. I even looked in the natural beverages area - no Coke Life.

I asked one of the extremely helpful employees at our Algonquin Meijer to help me locate this potential deliciousness. By now, I was already tasting my new Coke! It's truly a testament to Coke's powerful marketing that I was ready to buy one, price unseen, without a coupon, just for a taste.

Alas, after making some calls, the Meijer staffer told me that Coke Life was not actually stocked at Meijer yet. They weren't sure when it will arrive.

I don't know whether Coke or Meijer is at fault for having large in-store ads for a product not sold there. What a bummer!

Disappointed, I finished shopping and headed to Walmart to pick up Stephen King's new book, Revival. It was on sale for $18, which was close enough to half off for me.

At the checkout, the Walmart cashier asked me, "Would you like to add a two-year protection plan for $2.00?"

I was taken aback. "For a book?"


I thought for a moment. "What does a protection plan for a book cover exactly?"

The cashier stared at me and did not answer.

I continued. "If I drop it in the bathtub, do I get a new one? How about if I spill a drink on it? What if my dog tears the cover off?"

The cashier started to smile. "I have no idea what the book protection plan covers."

Deciding to live dangerously, I declined the book protection plan. I paid for the book and headed for the door... and then I headed to the Customer Service counter instead. I had to know what exactly was covered under Walmart's book protection plan!

The first employee I asked had no idea. She called another person over, and he started laughing when I repeated my question -- especially when I started listing all of the hazards that my new book potentially might need protection from. He said "Well, let's find out," and he got some literature out about the protection plan and began reading the fine print. Midway through, he said "The register actually prompted for a protection plan on this book?" I affirmed that it had.

Perusing the Walmart Protection Plan literature in store.

After a few minutes, this employee said "The actual structure of the book is covered. If the binding were to fail, we would replace the book. But if you damage the book on your own, that's not covered. You can't rip it or spill something on it."

I looked at the book again and said "You know, I have some experience with books. I believe I'm going to take my chances. I trust that the fine people at Scribner, who have been publishing books for over 150 years, know what they're doing and have constructed a quality book for me."

I left every employee at the Walmart Customer Service counter laughing as I strolled off with my new book.

Now I'm home. I think I'm going to have to drown my denial-of-Coke-Life sorrows with a bottle of Kosher Coke from my stash... and I'll be careful not to spill it on my unprotected book.

Attend a Super-Couponing workshop TONIGHT in Glendale Heights, Illinois!

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

Thursday, November 13 @ 7:00pm - Glendale Heights, IL
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

Big news: Walmart now price-matching Amazon


This is very interesting news, especially with the holiday shopping season under way! Walmart announced it will price-match with Amazon.com and other unspecified online retailers. From Reuters:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.

Deals of the Week for November 9, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

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

A big welcome to the new Super-Couponers from my Algonquin workshop this past weekend! My Super-Couponing workshop comes to Glendale Heights, Illinois, this Thursday, November 13th! Details are at the link. Come on out and learn to save!

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

Seeing an American supermarket shattered Yeltsin's view of communism

Occasionally I'll stumble across an older news article that is worth commenting on, even though it was posted a few months ago.

Earlier this year, the Houston Chronicle published a story about Boris Yeltsin visiting the United States in 1989. During his visit he visited NASA's mission control center, but that wasn't what excited him. It was an unscheduled stop to a local supermarket:

Yeltsin, then 58, “roamed the aisles of Randall’s nodding his head in amazement,” wrote Asin. He told his fellow Russians in his entourage that if their people, who often must wait in line for most goods, saw the conditions of U.S. supermarkets, “there would be a revolution.”

Yeltsin asked customers about what they were buying and how much it cost... In the Chronicle photos, you can see him marveling at the produce section, the fresh fish market, and the checkout counter. He looked especially excited about frozen pudding pops.

The fact that stores like these were on nearly every street corner in America amazed him. They even offered free cheese samples. According to Asin, Yeltsin didn’t leave empty-handed, as he was given a small bag of goodies to enjoy on his trip.

About a year after the Russian leader left office, a Yeltsin biographer later wrote that on the plane ride to Yeltsin’s next destination, Miami, he was despondent. He couldn’t stop thinking about the plentiful food at the grocery store and what his countrymen had to subsist on in Russia.

In Yeltsin’s own autobiography, he wrote about the experience at Randall’s, which shattered his view of communism, according to pundits. Two years later, he left the Communist Party and began making reforms to turn the economic tide in Russia. You can blame those frozen Jell-O Pudding pops.

“When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people,” Yeltsin wrote. “That such a potentially super-rich country as ours has been brought to a state of such poverty! It is terrible to think of it.”

There are some really interesting photos on the Chronicle's site too -- you can just see the wonder and amazement on Yeltsin's face in them.

Well, the next time you head out to Jewel, or Meijer, or Mariano's, or whatever your supermarket of choice is... you too can take a moment to marvel and and appreciate all of the shopping choices we have each day.

Attend a Super-Couponing workshop in Algonquin, Illinois this weekend!

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
Algonquin-LITH Chamber Expo
Jacobs High School Fieldhouse
2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102
First-come, first-served - no registration required

Thursday, November 13 @ 7:00pm - Glendale Heights, IL
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

Use less electricity, and your electricity rates may go up

If a large number of customers change their purchasing habits and purchase less of a product, do companies then raise their prices?

Recently, I received yet another "energy shaming letter" from Commonwealth Edison. If you're a ComEd customer in Illinois, you may have received a similar letter. This letter appears to be an attempt to shame my household into using less electricity than my neighbors. Every month or so, I'll get another letter telling me that my household used a higher percentage of electricity than my neighbors did.

I think these letters are a complete waste of postage, paper and resources. This letter doesn't even come in the bill - it's a separate mailing in a different envelope. Does anyone appreciate receiving letters with big bold text telling them YOU are using too much electricity? I like saving money just as much as anyone else does, but my bill is around $100 every month. I just looked up the bill I paid last week, and it was $94.50. Is that terribly unreasonable for a home with five people living in it? Add in a home office that's used nearly around the clock, and I don't think our bill is out of the ordinary.

Yet, according to ComEd, it is.

These "shaming letters" appear to make no allowance for empty and foreclosed homes in the neighborhood either. There are several homes on my block whose residents are retirees who only live here for part of the year. Each year they spend their falls and winters in warmer climates. We neighbors know this -- ComEd likely doesn't. Our neighborhood also has foreclosed homes drawing a minimal amount of power. I would guess if this was truly an apples-to-apples comparison, our energy usage wouldn't be terribly unusual.

I wonder too -- what is ComEd's motivation in encouraging people to use less electricity? They sell electricity. In other market areas, when utility companies have successfully encouraged users to use less, the utility companies have raised the rates to bring in the same amount of revenue they did before customers started using less:

San Diego, California: SDG&E sells less power, so it hikes electric rates

Why we have some of the highest electricity rates in the country: Lower power use means higher rates.

Residential electric rates are up this year for an odd reason — San Diego Gas & Electric sold less electricity than expected to homes, condos and apartments last year. That meant it took in less money than it planned on. And so it’s planning to recoup those expenses on this year’s rates.

State law allows SDG&E to increase the subsidized rates that customers who use the least amount of electricity. Those rates apply to use below 130 percent of “baseline” — an amount of power that’s supposed reflect the minimum needed by a typical home.

Madison, Wisconsin: MGE's proposed rate change dismays conservationists; Discouraging energy efficiency

MGE is proposing a sweeping restructuring of its rate plans for 2015, which critics say will have two effects: discouraging clean energy and conservation investments... and rewarding high-energy users. MGE officials insist the changes they're contemplating are an attempt to fairly structure its fees. But the undeniable fact is, low users of electricity will end up paying more for power.

The problem facing MGE -- and all other utilities -- is that people are increasingly conserving energy, and homes and appliances are becoming more efficient. That means utilities are selling less power, so revenues are down. However, the cost of maintaining an electric grid is not going down. So utilities are trying to charge customers higher fixed rates that will stay the same regardless of energy consumption.

"Customers who don't use very much power, they're not picking up their fair share of what it takes to bring electricity to their homes," Kraus says.

What's the end game here? Reduce your usage of electricity, but don't conserve too much... or you just may find yourself paying more for using less.

I genuinely wonder what ComEd's goal is in sending these letters.

70% off kids' summer clothing at Target

If you're headed to Target soon, check the clothing clearance racks! I spotted several racks of 70% off summer clothing in the boys' department.

I picked up four pairs of 100% cotton boys' shorts for my oldest son for next summer...

... at just $2.40 per pair!

Has quality control gone out the window?

A reader recently emailed to ask where quality figures into my "saving money" equation. Would I buy something if it was cheap, regardless of quality? She went on to note how many bargain-priced clothing items are cut and sewn off grain, often with the fabric's design running askew. Another reader pointed out the same thing when discussing trying to find quality bedsheets.

Have I been tempted to buy something just because the price was low? Sure. And I've been burned in the process.

Let me re-introduce you to this striped maxi-dress I purchased from Tanga over the summer:

I thought these dresses were so cute at $9.99 (with free shipping!) that I couldn't resist sharing the deal on my blog too.

Well, the photograph was cute. This is what I actually got:

Would you wear this?! When did this even become remotely acceptable? In the photo, the dress had white straps. This dress has one black strap and one white strap. Not a straight stripe or seam in this mess! I owe an apology to anyone else who bought this dress when they were on sale and ended up with a mess of a dress like I received. (And, Tanga... I'm really disappointed in you too. I emailed to try to return this, and Tanga will only accept returns if the item is "defective..." which apparently, they did not consider this dress to be.)

Anything sewn off the grain drives me crazy, and it's so prevalent. All too frequently, I see striped or patterned clothing with the design not lined up on the side seams. When did quality control go out the window? And worse, when did we just start accepting it?

Deals of the Week for November 2, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has TWO inserts: SmartSource (SS) and RedPlum (RP.)
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 Baby Foot exfoliating foot peel! I reviewed this product for my readers -- Baby Foot promises to painlessly peel all the dead skin away from the soles of your feet. Did it work? Find out here...

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Clairol Natural Instincts haircolor quietly returns to (almost) its previous formula

My regular readers know about my longtime love affair with Clairol Natural Instincts haircolor. I first began using Natural Instincts when I was 22 after silvery streaks started appearing in my hair far earlier than I anticipated they would.

In early 2011, my readers and I noticed that Natural Instincts had gone through some new and unwelcome changes. Natural Instincts had always been a temporary, 28-shampoo haircolor -- but some of the new formulas were permanent. The semipermanent formulas came with about half the conditioner they used to, and they also included a second packet of haircolor refresher that was to be used after the first two weeks. (Why? The old formula lasted fine without needing an additional re-dying two weeks later -- that should have been the first clue that something had changed, and not for the better...) Clairol's site erupted with negative reviews, many stating that the color refresher stained their hair and skin various shades of orange, regardless of the color they'd previously dyed their hair.

In 2011, I tried one box of the "new" Natural Instincts. I blogged about my experiences with it:

The new haircolor was supposed to take less time to apply than the previous formula [it instructed you to apply it to dry hair instead of damp hair], but the color turned out flat, dull, and a lot less golden-brown than my old color. Each box now came with an extra color packet to be rinsed in two weeks after the first dye. It was such a horrifying shade of orange when I opened it that I immediately threw it out. Natural Instincts had also changed their in-box conditioner to a new formula... But the new conditioner felt cheap and thin. It did not condition my hair well at all. Some people are very resistant to change, and I’m one of them. This new Natural Instincts was definitely not for me.

I ran around town buying up as many boxes of "old" Natural Instincts I could find. After I ran out of those, I switched to Garnier Herbashine, which I also found to be a fine temporary haircolor product. I used Herbashine for several years, occasionally switching to old-formula Natural Instincts when I could find it. (When Dominick's went out of business, I found quite a few old-formula Natural Instincts boxes on the shelves too marked half off. Dominicks was great for "time-travel" shopping with all that new-old-stock sitting on the shelves!)

Then what happened? Garnier discontinued Herbashine. I clung to the remaining boxes of Herbashine and old Natural Instincts I had left and tried to stretch out the time between coloring my hair as much as I possibly could.

Now, we've had some good deals on Natural Instincts over the past few months - $1.74 per box and $1.94 per box at Meijer. I bought some during both of those deals and put it on my stockpile shelf... waiting.

Last week, I finally faced the fact that I was out of Herbashine. I was out of old Natural Instincts. I reluctantly opened a box of "new" Natural Instincts. When I bought it over the summer, I noticed that the product's box had been redesigned yet again:

The box no longer advertised the "Week 2 Color Fresh." (Thankfully!) When I opened the box, I also noticed that it contained a larger tube of conditioner -- nearly the size of the tube before the formula change.

From left to right: Pre-2011, 1.96oz. conditioner, 2011 1.01oz. conditioner, and current 1.85oz. conditioner

So, last week, I colored with the "new-again" Natural Instincts. And happily, my hair looks great again. The instructions in the box have returned to the pre-formula-change instructions, advising applying the haircolor to damp hair, not dry. It's been over a week since I colored my hair, and the color still looks shiny and vibrant after washing my hair too. I wanted to share this with you, as I know there were quite a few readers lamenting both the loss of the "old" Natural Instincts and the loss of Garnier Herbashine.

Happy Halloween 2014!

This little ninja would like to wish you a very Happy Halloween today...

...as he and his big brother ninja demonstrates the proper technique for turning one's father into a toilet paper mummy.

Hope you have a safe and fun day filled with tricks and treats!

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!

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FREE Disney souvenir park maps offer is back again!

Whenever this offer comes around, these go quickly! Disney will send your family or household a FREE set of custom park maps! These are so much fun for kids. Choose your favorite attractions in the park, and Disney will send special keepsake maps of all 4 parks that highlight your favorite attractions and entertainment They even come with stickers so your family can decorate and customize them further.

These would make fun stocking stuffers for anyone planning a trip or who loves going to Disney World!

5 Fridays Until Christmas gift idea: Flannel lined jeans

There are only FIVE Fridays left until Christmas. Each Friday, as we get closer to the holiday, I'll share a fun or interesting gift with you...

Today's holiday gift idea is something that's dear to my sons' warm little hearts (and legs) -- flannel lined jeans!

A few years ago I picked up a pair of these on clearance for my oldest son. Whenever they were clean, they were the first pair he'd pull out of his drawer when getting dressed. When he finally outgrew them, he lamented that they were the "warmest, softest" jeans he'd ever worn. I promised to buy him a new pair, passing the old pair down to my younger son.

Though that pair of jeans has seen better days, they're still warm, soft, and loved by his younger brother. My kids especially like wearing flannel lined jeans on snow-play days for an extra layer of warmth under their snow pants.

My husband also has a pair of flannel-lined jeans that he loves for similar reasons -- they're great for attending outdoor sports events in the winter, and they're even warmer under snow gear when he's headed out to shovel snow or work outside in the winter. The positive raves from my guys prompted me to pick up a pair for myself too!

Flannel-lined jeans aren't the easiest thing to find in department stores though. Old Navy used to stock them all the time, but they appear to be an online-only item now. Farm and Fleet stores do carry them, as do some outdoor gear stores. I've done a roundup of places to get them online too and their current prices. Note that prices can change at any time. Wherever I've shown a price range, the prices vary by style and size:

Toddlers' overalls: $17.00-$18.00

Farm & Fleet
Boys': $20.99-$23.99
Men's: $24.99-$44.99
Women's: $27.99-$32.99

Boys': $22.99-$45.00
Girls': $20.96-$26.99
Men's: $29.25-$59.99
Women's: $27.99-$45.99

Boys': $26.00-$26.97

Old Navy
Boys: $26.00
Men's: $39.94

Sportsman's Guide
Men's: $26.99-$39.99
Women's: $26.99

Gander Mountain
Boys: $30.00-$42.00
Men's: $39.99-$49.99
Women's: $44.99

Boys: $34.99
Girls: $34.99
Men's: $34.99 ($24.88 for flannel lined tan canvas style too!)
Women's: $31.49

L.L. Bean
Men's: $39.99-$59.95
Women's: $44.99-$64.95

Hanna Andersson
Boys': $45.00

Eddie Bauer
Men's: $49.00-$56.00
Women's: $49.00-$69.30

Land's End
Men's: $79.00-$89.00

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 Celeste frozen pizza!

Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer! (Wouldn't you like a free pizza today? Now you can grab one!)

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.

Checkout 51 Deals for November 20, 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 green beans, fresh cranberries, onions, potatoes or bananas

Regular offers:
- .50 off eggs
- $1 off Nature Valley Protein granola bars
- $2 off Aveeno
- $1 off Arlo Dofino cheese
- $1 off Wild Garden Hummus
- $2.50 off Lavazza coffee

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!

Print now for .25 Dawn dish detergent next week at CVS!

.25 off One
Dawn dish
Print Coupon

From 11/27-11/29, 9oz. bottles of Dawn dish detergent will be on sale at CVS as part of their Black Friday sale for $1. Buy two and get $1 in ExtraBucks, limit 1.

Print and hold two .25 printables for this sale. When the sale begins, buy two. Pay $1.50 and get $1 back. That's .50 for two, or .25 each!

Super Macy's deal on 25-piece cooking pots, pans and utensils set: Only $25.49!

This is such a great deal for anyone looking for cookware! What a great gift idea too!

Macy's has a web-buster deal going on Tools of the Trade Nonstick Aluminum or Stainless 12 Piece Cookware Set. Regularly $119.99, this set is just $29.99 today only! Get an additional 15% off with code X4QT5P, dropping this to $25.49!

This 12-piece cookware set includes:

1-qt. covered saucepan
2-qt. covered saucepan
5-qt. covered stockpot
10" fry pan
8" fry pan
4 nylon utensils (spoon, ladle, spatula & pasta fork)

Go get your Tools of the Trade 12-piece cookware set for $25.49 at Macys.com!

Thanks to MyLitter.com for spotting the deal!

FREE Dawn dish soap at Meijer through 11/20!

Head over to Meijer Mperks to load a FREE coupon for a 14oz. bottle of Dawn dish soap! Unlock the coupon by entering FREEDAWN14 in the promo codes box.

Thanks to reader Joy for spotting this one!

Chili's gift card deal: Buy $50, Get $10 bonus!

Buying gift cards this season? Chili's has a special offer that may interest you. Buy $50 worth of Chili's gift cards, and you'll get a $10 bonus gift card too! That's $60 to dine at Chili's... for $50!

Sign up for Hilton HHonors and get double points

Are you a hotel loyalty rewards member? I've been a Hilton HHonors rewards member for quite a few years now, and I continue to be pleased with the rewards I've earned! Even if you don't travel a lot, I think it's worth signing up for rewards programs at your hotels of choice. You may accrue points faster than you can think, and being a Hilton HHonors member has brought me all kinds of small and unexpected perks too -- everything from surprise upgrades to finding a Coke and cookies in my room upon check-in because somewhere in my file, "they" know I like those things.

Traveling for the holidays? Sign up above for Hilton HHonors rewards, and you'll enjoy double HHonors points after your first stay! Note that this isn't a credit card - it's a loyalty program.

I can't say enough great things about this program. I enjoy using my HHonors points for free hotel stays at Hilton properties too -- last summer, we used our points for free nights at the Universal Studios Hilton in California too.

Print a $3 coupon for Duraflame logs!

Brrr! My Chicagoland and midwest readers know that we're currently enduring quite a cold spell. If you're ready to light up your fireplace and you like Duraflame logs, print a coupon above for $3 off Duraflame!

10" Teddy Bears just $2.50 each at Kohl's!

Here's a great deal for the children in your life, Toys for Tots donations, or anyone who'd love a soft and snuggly teddy bear for less than a latte!

Kohls Cares Bear Plus teddy bears, normally $5, are now just $2.50!

Thanks to MyLitter.com for spotting the deal!

These cute bears are 10” heigh, 9” wide and 7” deep. What a great add-on or inexpensive filler item for any Kohl's online orders you may be putting together too!

Go get your $2.50 10" Teddy Bear at Kohl's!

JC Penney Black Friday $10-off-$10 coupon + ad preview

JC Penney has their Black Friday ad on their site right now to preview. The ad shows that JCP will be giving away $10-off-$10 coupons out at the door, while supplies last, and of those, one in every 100 coupons will be a $100-off-$100 coupon. (Nice deal if you get it!)

JCP stores open at 5pm on Thursday (Thanksgiving.) The $10-off-10s are good Thursday and Friday, and if you're lucky enough to get a $100-off-$100, those coupons are valid Thanksgiving through Dec. 24th.

Browse JC Penney's Black Friday ad at JCPenney.com

SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off apples

This week's new SavingStar ecoupon Healthy Offer of the Week is 20% off apples! (Time to make some pies!)

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.

Print a $2 coupon for Yucatan Guacamole

Jewel-Osco shoppers, here's a new $2 printable coupon for Yucatan Guacamole!

Each tub of Yucatan Guacamole is 95% avocado and 5% spices, made with hand-picked, hand-scooped Hass avocados. It's all natural, and I can't wait to try it. I'll check on a price the next time I head to Jewel (or you can and chime in!) but with a high-value coupon such as this, I'm guessing it will be a pretty good deal...

Note that you need to be logged into Facebook to print.

Print now for upcoming Glad trash bag deal at Meijer

$1.00 Off One
Glad Trash Bags
Print Coupon

It seems like it's been a while since we had a decent trash bag deal,doesn't it? Well, fire up your printer and print two of these $1 Glad Trash Bags coupons, then get ready for a deal later in the week at Meijer.

Beginning 11/20, Glad 13-gallon 34-45ct. tall kitchen drawstring trash bags and 30-gallon 25ct. large drawstring trash bags will all be on sale for $7.49 each. Buy two and get $3 in instant savings (limit one offer of two packages per transaction.)

When the sale begins, buy two boxes of large trash bags. Use two $1 printables. Pay $9.98 for two, or $4.99 each!

Print now for upcoming $1.75 Mrs. Butterworth's syrup at Meijer

Save 75¢ on any one (1) Mrs. Butterworth's 24 oz. syrup

Beginning 11/20, 24oz. Mrs. Butterworth's original, sugar free or lite syrups will be on sale at Meijer for $2.50 each.

Print this .75 coupon. Hold it, then use it during the sale. You'll pay $1.75!

The 8/17 SS has a .55 coupon too for more at $1.95 if you'd like to stock up once the sale begins...

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