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In praise of old favorites: Crystal Lake Pizza Hut

Ask me about my favorite restaurants in the far northwest 'burbs where we live, and after raving about a great local sushi bar, a fantastic authentic Mexican place, and a wonderful place to grab brunch, I'd also throw the Crystal Lake Pizza Hut into my list.

Really. The Pizza Hut location in Crystal Lake, Illinois is one of the most charming restaurants in McHenry County.

Now, I know what you're likely thinking. Pizza Hut? A Pizza Hut? What's so special about a Pizza Hut?

Well, while it's true that Pizza Hut's food doesn't differ from location to location, the restaurant itself is what keeps us coming back, year after year, especially when the weather's cooler. Why?

Here's why:


Deals of the Week for March 15, 2015 are live!

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Deals of the Week are live! A big welcome to all of our new Super-Couponers from my Harwood Heights, St. Charles and Bolingbrook classes over the past few days. On Monday night I'm teaching in Bloomingdale, Illinois, so come on out and learn to save!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has TWO inserts: SmartSource (SS) and RedPlum (RP.) The Parade magazine has a coupon for Kerasal too.

Need a deal on Sunday Chicago Tribune home delivery? Get it at home for just .75 per week!

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Have a great week of shopping and saving!


Americans are spending more than ever on luxury toilet paper

So says the Washington Post in a new story about, well, TP:


Americans have a new favorite way to flush money down the drain: luxury toilet paper.

Sales in the United States of what the industry calls "luxury" rolls — anything quilted, lotioned, perfumed or ultra-soft, from two- to four-ply — climbed to $1.4 billion last year, outpacing all other kinds of toilet paper for the first time in nearly a decade...

Luxury toilet paper sales have grown more than 70 percent since 2000, and they're expected to keep growing faster than all other categories every year through at least 2018.

Though it's a little pricier, analysts said, nearly everyone can still afford it, making it a surprising barometer for how confident Americans are that they can afford a minor splurge.

Before last year, luxury toilet paper's sales growth last beat out the other rolls in 2000 and 2005, both boom years for the U.S. economy and consumer spending. The luxury toilet paper business is expected to grow 9 percent over the next five years, compared with 6 percent for the cheapest "economy" lines.


As the article continues, we learn that "luxury" toilet papers are the same brands I often consider to be "deal" toilet papers, like Quilted Northern, Cottonelle, and Charmin.


A special line of lavender-scented Angel Soft, for instance, has been targeted to Hispanic buyers, said Vivek Joshi, vice president of Georgia-Pacific's tissue division... For the same reason, Charmin unveiled a chamomile-scented toilet paper in August with an endorsement from Ana Patricia González, host of "¡Despierta América!," a morning show on Spanish-language network Univision.

Even in a down market, people want a little bit of luxury," Umphress said. "They may not be able to take a spa vacation. But they can make their home a little bit more spa-like."


Read the entire article at the Washington Post.


More grocery shrinkage in the store aisles: Dawn advertises "2X More"... yet it dropped two ounces from the bottle.

I've covered the topic of grocery shrinkage off and on here on the blog -- it's when manufacturers downsize a product, keeping the price the same.

Earlier this week I was walking through Jewel and spotted a change in the large bottles of Dawn dish detergent on the shelf:

Check out the bottles of Dawn in the center. They're slightly smaller than the old bottles to the left and right of them -- two ounces smaller, in fact. Yet, both "new and improved" bottles have stickers on top deceptively proclaiming that they contain "2X More."

The new bottles are 18 ounces, while the old were 20 ounces. The question is... does the Dawn in the 20-ounce bottle do the same thing? The bottle does not state that the formula has changed.


Friday Fun: Disney announces Frozen 2 & releases new Frozen single

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Disney fans, the Walt Disney Animation Studios have announced that "Frozen 2" is officially in development! A release date and production details are yet to be announced.

To further enhance your Frozen fix today, the new original song "Making Today a Perfect Day," featured in the new animated short "Frozen Fever" is debuting on iTunes today. This song will be available exclusively on iTunes for a limited time, and you can check it out at this link.


Two surprising uses for Febreze Car Clips

Febreze Car Clips have been on sale all over town lately, but the best price was at Jewel, where they were .75 each earlier this week. To me, the the Febreze Car Clips seem to last a lot longer than other car-specific air fresheners.

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so either. Earlier this week, I ran into another shopper at Jewel who was also buying Febreze Car Clips. She said "You know what I do with these? Clip them to the heat vents in my house."

I was a little surprised to hear this -- I mentioned Febreze has other home air freshener products, like the Set & Refresh. "No, no," the shopper continued, "the car ones work so much better. Whenever the heat runs in the house, the scent is released."

Interesting! And, that wasn't the only unusual use for Febreze Car Clips that I heard this week...


I finally found something worth buying at Costco: Ito En green tea!

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My regular readers know I'm not a big fan of warehouse clubs. Nothing against them -- many people love them. I just haven't really found much value in shopping at Sam's Club or Costco versus playing the sales-and-coupons game at traditional grocery stores and drugstores. Warehouse clubs sell bulk under the illusion of savings, and many times, the per-unit, per-pound or per-ounce prices of what you're buying are actually higher at the clubs than at traditional retailers.

However, when Costco had that dirt-cheap Living Social membership deal last year, I signed up. After all of the bonuses and freebies, that deal ended up costing $5.53 for a one-year Costco membership, so I figured... what the heck?

I activated my membership in May of 2014, and I could count on one hand the number of times I've gone in this year. One time I went to look for organic cotton pajamas based on a reader's tip. Another time I went to price video cameras (then found the camera cheaper at Best Buy.) You get the idea.

However, I recently discovered a product at Costco that will have me returning to buy more in the near future: Ito En green tea.

Let me back up a bit. I like green tea and drink a lot of it, but I've really been on a quest lately to find the right green tea. By that, I mean the kind that is served in most sushi bars. I will be the first to admit that I am not a tea connoisseur -- I'm aware of tea specialty shops like Teavana and Tea Gschwendner that sell loose teas. I'm not looking for anything terribly fancy -- just the kind of tea that's commonly is served in Japanese restaurants and sushi bars.

I've tried plenty of grocery-store brand green teas, but nothing comes close to the flavor of sushi-bar green tea. What kind of tea is it? I have even tried asking my favorite local sushi places what kind of tea they serve, which is usually met with a smile and a reply: "Green."

As it turns out, I'm not alone in wondering where one can find this seemingly-common tea. Searching the web revealed numerous people raving about a Japanese brand of green tea, Ito En, being sold at Costco co-branded with their house label, Kirkland. Indeed, another web search revealed this Coscto-labeled Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea being sold on Amazon by a third-party seller. Skimming the reviews? More than 400 positive reviews with 4 1/2 stars. People love this green tea and are raving about it, saying it's the exact kind of tea (a sencha/matcha blend) served in Japanese restaurants.

I headed over to Costco, where I found Ito En green tea sold in a box of 100 tea bags for $12.99. Through March 2015, Costco has $3.00 instant savings on this item, dropping it to $9.99 (limit 1.) I bought my box of tea, enduring a joke from my cashier, who remarked that he couldn't remember the last time a customer bought just one item in his checkout lane. I headed home and heated up some water...


Look what I spotted at the store today: It's Kosher Coca-Cola Time again for 2015!

Guess what? It's Kosher Coke time again! I was at Jewel-Osco this morning and was delighted to spot Kosher-for-Passover Coca-Cola on display. (Yes, I grabbed some... and quickly headed to the customer service counter to place my annual stock-up order for my biggest vice.

If you, like me, love the flavor of sugar Coca-Cola, it's time to get your special orders in if you'd like Kosher Coca-Cola this year! Some stores will stock it, but if yours doesn't plan to, you can place a special order for as many bottles as you'd like.


I'm often asked what, if anything, I'll pay full price for. Each time this year, I do a huge stock-up on one thing that's not only worth it, but has become something of an annual tradition for me -- Kosher-for-Passover Coca-Cola! I try to buy enough to last me all year- and if I time it right, I'll be almost ready to run out around this time next year.

Those that know me well know of my love for classic Coke. Coke connoisseurs know that the original formula of Coca-Cola was made with cane sugar, and the flavor is unmatched with the HFCS-laden Coke of today.

But this time of the year, each year, is anxiously awaited by myself and Coke-iphiles all over the country, because once a year, Coca-Cola bottles Kosher-for-Passover Coke... and it's made with natural sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup, as corn products are not kosher.

So, if you love Coke the way I do, and you want the original, delicious, BETTER Coke, look for the yellow-capped bottles designating them as Kosher for Passover. The labels also state "Original Formula" on them.


New Super-Couponing Tips column: Readers blast cheapskates

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Readers blast cheapskates." Here's an excerpt:

"Dear Jill,

"We frequent a counter-service burger place. After you order your hamburger and pick it up, you can head to a condiments bar where there are all kinds of things set out for you to add to the burger you have purchased: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, pickles, even things like bacon and fried onion straws.

"Several times when we’ve gone there for dinner, we have seen families come in and sit in the back. Mom will go up to the counter and ask for ‘extra plates.’ When the restaurant is busy, you can’t expect the kids at the counter to know who has already ordered and who hasn’t. Mom gets her extra plates and goes to her family’s table to give them to everyone. Then, they go to the condiments bar and make ‘free salads’ from the lettuce, tomato, cheese and bacon there. They eat their salads, toss the plates and walk out. "

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.


My favorite seafood deal this week: Meijer's Argentine red shrimp!

I discovered this deal a couple weeks ago, and it's back on at Meijer again through Wednesday of this week. Meijer has 2-pound bags of these enormous Argentine Red shrimp for $12.99. That's about $6.50/lb., which is a good price for shrimp. But these shrimp? They're enormous! There are 21-25 per 2-pound bag, and in close to seven years of blogging, I cannot recall ever seeing shrimp this large for this per-pound price.

These are shell-on shrimp, so you'll have to peel and de-vein them yourself -- but they are delicious! I'm talking restaurant-style-meals-at-home delicious. We made coconut shrimp with these tonight, and they were So. Very. Good.

Thought I'd share in case anyone was looking for some tasty, large shrimp at a great price this week!


Jewel's MyMixx ecoupons have some issues

Over the past month, I tried out a bunch of different scenarios with Jewel-Osco's new MyMixx coupons -- pairing a dollars-off coupon with a Buy-One-Get-One-Free, seeing which coupon takes preference when you present a paper coupon and an ecoupon (the ecoupon does) and other situations.

During one of my MyMixx shopping trips, I noticed that a digital coupon I'd loaded for $1 off 4 Super Chill flavored waters did not ring correctly. I bought four bottles, but instead of MyMixx taking $1 off all four, it tried to take $1.00 off one bottle. MyMixx does not allow coupon overage, so the $1.00 ecoupon reduced itself to .79, taking only .79 off my Super Chill waters and not the full $1.00.

Since then, readers have reported similar issues with MyMixx.


Deals of the Week for March 8, 2015 are live!

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Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has TWO inserts: SmartSource (SS) and RedPlum (RP.) The Parade magazine has a coupon for Bausch + Lomb Preservision too.

NEW giveaway this week: Enter to win an assortment of organic, gluten-free and dairy-free protein powders from Organic Plant Protein!

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A not-quite-what-I-planned trip to CVS...but look what .79 bought!

I like writing shopping trip reports to break down deals and show you how to put them together. Things don't always work out perfectly though, so I'm sharing what happened to me on today's CVS/pharmacy shopping spree.

The background: I got a $10-off-$40 coupon for CVS in my email, so I headed to the store earlier this week planning to do this deal:

- Buy six $3.33 Pantene haircare products ($20.00) and get $5 in ExtraBucks. Use two $5-off-3 coupons from the 3/1 PG.
- Buy five $3.99 Colgate toothpastes ($19.95) and get $10 in ExtraBucks. Use four $2 coupons from the 2/22 SS and one $2 printable.
- Buy one Easter candy single for .87 and get .87 in ExtraBucks.

The way I figured it, I would have a $40.82 pre-coupon total. My $10-off-$40 would drop it to $30.82. After manufacturer coupons, I'd pay $10.82 and get $15.87 in ExtraBucks -- all free and a $5.05 moneymaker! Good deal, right?

Unfortunately, my local CVS has been sold out of Colgate all week long, and the coupons expire tonight. I stopped at another CVS (Higgins Rd., South Barrington) today on the way home to try again...


Friday Fun: Enter for a chance to win the "Best Night of Your Life" With Robert Downey Jr!

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(How's that for an attention-grabbing headline? Wow!)

Robert Downey Jr. is offering the chance to live out the best night of your life culminating at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Anyone can win the opportunity to be flown with a friend to Los Angeles to experience a day in the life of Tony Stark. By going to www.omaze.com/RDJ and donating $10 to benefit Julia’s House, a children’s hospice center dedicated to helping improve the lives of children diagnosed with terminal illnesses, you could win a chance to live out your superhero dreams with RDJ in LA.

The winner and a friend will:
- Arrive by motorcade and walk the red carpet with Robert Downey Jr. at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Experience indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride around Los Angeles (& over the Hollywood sign!) a custom tux/gown fitting, and more.
- Get flown to Los Angeles and stay in a 4-star hotel.

The winner & friend will also be one of the first people on this planet to see the newest release from Marvel’s hit franchise?

Robert Downey Jr. tells you all about it in the video below!

 
Enter to win at www.omaze.com/RDJ! Your $10 entry donation benefits Julia’s House, a children’s hospice charity dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families, offering emotional and practical support at the end of a child’s life.


Target's new marketing strategy: Fewer "minivan moms," more Hispanics

The Chicago Tribune has an interesting article on Target's new marketing strategy:


Before the recession, big-box retailer Target was riding high. Its sprawling stores were popping up in seemingly every suburb in America, and its well-designed stores and cheap, chic styles made it appeal both to low-income consumers who might have shopped at Wal-Mart and to upscale shoppers who simply loved the thrill of a deal.

It was the era when it became common for loyal customers to affectionately refer to it as "Tar-zhay," a tongue-in-cheek French pronunciation that captured how they felt about the brand: It delivered a luxe shopping experience, even though the prices were low. In a presentation to investors this week, Target executives said its core customer at that time was the "Boomer Mom," someone who "drives a minivan," "lives in the suburbs" and "wants it all."

Chief executive Brian Cornell said this week that Target "lost its brand balance" during this time, focusing too much on deals and not enough on the chic styling that made Target stand out from its rivals.

Target's new chief executive, Brian Cornell, has big plans for revitalizing the troubled company. And one of them is looking beyond the minivan-driving suburban mom to build its base of shoppers — or guests, as they're known in company lingo.

"Our guest is going to be increasingly a Hispanic shopper," Cornell said at the investor event.

The baby department is one of four signature categories that Target is looking to emphasize to its customers, and Jones said Hispanic millennial moms served as "the creative muse" for its major new marketing campaign for these goods. And it will launch a Spanish-language ad campaign in March with a spot on the hit CW comedy "Jane the Virgin." The company says it is a "first for any brand" to do a Spanish-language ad on an English-language network.


Read the entire article at ChicagoTribune.com


Can you make sense of this coupon's wording?

I think I may have committed coupon fraud. Accidentally and inadvertently, but it may have happened just the same.

I went back to Jewel today and decided to get a few more boxes of Creamette pasta, which is on sale for .88 this week. There are .55 coupons in the "Blinkie" dispenser right in front of the product, dropping it to just .33 per box.

As I stood in the checkout lane organizing my coupons for the cashier, I flipped the Creamette coupons over and saw this wording on the back:

"Consumer: Limit one (1) coupon per purchase and quantity stated. No more than one (1) coupon for the same product in the same transaction."

I stood there thinking "Is 'No more than one coupon for the same product' referring to not stacking a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon? Or does this coupon mean 'Limit one coupon per transaction?' But the coupon says 'Limit one coupon per purchase' first, not 'Limit one coupon per transaction,' which would make more sense..."

Then, near the end of the terms, it again says "Limit one coupon per purchase." Hmm.

As I had this inner dialogue with myself, my cashier began scanning my pasta. I told her "Wait - I might have to take a couple of those off -- I'm not sure if this coupon means I can only use one."

My cashier laughed. "You're not sure? Is there any hope for the rest of us then?" (Yes, I suppose it was kind of funny.)

She plucked the coupons out of my hand and scanned them.

I'm still not quite sure if these coupons intend to limit shoppers to buying one box of pasta per transaction.

And, if so... who buys just one box of pasta at a time? I suppose they're the same people who buy just one cup of noodles.

I have reached out to Creamette to clarify.

UPDATE: The brand just responded on Facebook

Here is what we learned: Yes you can buy 2 boxes, but NO you can not use 2 coupons for the same transaction, as stated in the legal copy. You can use 2 coupons in separate transactions i.e. there would be two separate purchases and receipts.

You can only use one coupon per transaction. Meaning you can go to the register with whatever number of boxes but you can only use one coupon. If you wanted to use another coupon it would be a new transaction.


GIVEAWAY: Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein supplement powder assortment

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UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winner is Birdet13!

Do you use protein powders as part of your workout or health routine? Garden of Life has an organic protein powder called Organic Plant Protein. It's vegan, dairy-free, gluten free and soy free, which makes it unlike any other protein powder on the market. It's made with non-GMO ingredients, and each serving provides 15 grams of complete protein. Each serving of Organic Plant Protein is just 100 calories too!

I have tried quite a few brands of protein powders (I like to use them as an after-workout drink) and this brand is really incredibly smooth. I usually use an immersion blender to mix them with milk, but the Organic Plant Protein just melted into my shaker cup with a few shakes - no blender needed!

One of my blog readers will win a Kind Organics gift pack that contains four 9-ounce packages of Organic Plant Protein in the following flavors:

  • Smooth Chocolate
  • Smooth Vanilla
  • Smooth Energy: Yerba Mate
  • Smooth Coffee: Marley Coffee

For a chance to win this Garden of Life Organic Plant Protein assortment, simply post a reply in the comments under this article! This giveaway begins today, March 5, 2015, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on March 11, 2015 at 11:59pm CST, and on March 12, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!


Ad fail: This is not a deal.

Reader CouponGusto brought this one to my attention today. Joseph's Marketplace in Crystal Lake, Illinois, is having an interesting 10-for-$10 sale this week:

A variety of ConAgra products are on sale 10-for-$10. Use the coupon in the ad and get... 8 for $10.

Whoops. It's rare that I'd advise not using a coupon with a sale, but 10-for-$10 is a much better deal than 8-for-$10!

I'm pretty sure this ad should have read "10 for $8" with coupon. Hee.

A larger version of the ad's front page is below and on Joseph's site at this link.


New Super-Couponing Tips column: Wealth is a matter of perspective

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Wealth is a matter of perspective." Here's an excerpt:

"Dear Jill,

"Although I understand that you might feel like you could always use more money, you — like me — are wealthy. I am sure that your family household income is in the top 5-20 percent of incomes for the U.S. That is wealthier than over 99 percent of the world. Whether you feel it or not, you are wealthy. Being ‘average’ or ‘middle-class’ in the United States is ‘wealthy’ elsewhere in the world. "

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.


Our 3-year-old Sony Smart TV is "too old" to use.

In the summer of 2011, we upgraded to a Sony Bravia HDTV. We spent a lot of time researching this purchase, because we wanted a TV with built-in streaming video features like YouTube, Amazon Streaming Video, Hulu, Netflix, Crackle and more.

Our television is a little over three years old now, and it's already outdated. I've already blogged about the TV displaying a message that its on-screen programming guide was being discontinued just 18 months after we bought the TV.

Tonight, we clicked the YouTube button on the television to watch some clips (something we do often -- we love catching up on late-night TV YouTube clips and content on our television.)

This is what we saw:


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O'Hare valet parking Groupon: $5.50/day at WallyPark!

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Planning to park at Chicago's O'Hare airport? WallyPark valet parking service has O'Hare valet parking for $5.50/day! As anyone who flies out of O'Hare knows, this is a great per-day price for parking.

You can buy multiple Groupons and combine up to 7 consecutive days' worth of parking at WallyPark.

Go get your $5.50/day WallyPark O'Hare parking Groupon!

Reader Mark recently tried the O'Hare WallyPark, and here's what he had to say:


FREE Kindle ebooks: Frugal lifestyle, stretching your money, debt-busting & more

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It's time for another FREE Kindle ebook roundup! All of these ebooks are currently free on Amazon. You can read them with a Kindle device or the Kindle app! Download FREE Kindle E-reader Apps here.

Note that I personally haven't read all of these, though I do download many of them when I do these roundups! If a book is great, feel free to comment. If it's not? Hey, it was a free book! Take a chance...

Remember, prices on Amazon can change at any time, so grab these if you're interested in them!

Browse more of today's FREE Kindle ebooks at Amazon, or browse free ebooks by category:


Print now for .83 BODYARMOR sports drinks at Jewel-Osco!

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Did you enjoy getting a FREE bottle of BODYARMOR a few weeks ago when it was part of a deal at Jewel? If so, here's another good deal on it for you!

Beginning 3/18 at Jewel-Osco, 16-ounce bottles of BODYARMOR will be on sale for 3-for-$4 (through 3/31.) Use this $1-off-2 printable and pay $1.66 for two, or .83 each!

Through 3/28, BODYARMOR's also on sale at Target for $1.50. With this coupon, you'll pay $2 for two, or $1 each.

BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with natural ingredients! It has electrolytes and vitamins to refuel you, and it's made with coconut water and natural flavors, colors and sweeteners. (I love that it uses cane sugar and not HFCS!)

Check out BODYARMOR on YouTube too!


Kellogg's Family Rewards St. Patrick's Day 100 FREE points + bonuses


Kellogg's Family Rewards

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish, nor am I the kind of person who pretends to be on this day each year. I do, however, love getting good deals and bonuses!

Kellogg's Family Rewards is offering bonus points and codes for St. Patrick's Day! Enter these codes, as well as codes from your favorite Kellogg's products, to access high-value printable coupons and other prizes:

STPATRICKSPOINTS - 50 points
SCOOBYSWEEPS4YOU - 50 points

ENDING 3/20: Enter any four Kellogg's Family Rewards codes for 400 bonus points! You can do this deal four times for a total bonus of 1600 extra points!

Thank you to readers RSwehrle and Mark for spotting these offers.


SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off pears

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

Click to load this offer to your account!


Chicago Tribune home delivery: Just .75/week!

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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.

Again, these are PHONE-ONLY offers. You cannot use these codes to sign up online, as the online system is only set up for one subscription. Call 1-855-438-8742 if you'd like to order. Do NOT try to use these codes at 1-800-TRIBUNE, as they will not work. You need to use this special phone number for this offer.


Many new & high-value printable coupons today!

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A bunch of new & high-value printable coupons were just released today! Here are the best ones I see:


.75 off One
Minute Maid
orange juice
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Maxwell House
iced coffee concentrate
Print Coupon

.55 off One
7-Up 2-liter
Print Coupon

.50 off One
Canada Dry
Blackberry ginger ale 2-liter
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
12-pack of Canada Dry
or two 2-liters
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
12-pack of Canada Dry
Sparkling Seltzers
or two 2-liters
Print Coupon

$1.00 off Two
VitaminWater
20oz. bottles
Print Coupon

$2.00 off Two
Right Guard
products
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
PaperMate
InkJoy pens
2ct. or larger
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Pledge product
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Windex product
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Scrubbing Bubbles
Print Coupon

Print now for $3.02 DiGiorno pizzas at Jewel-Osco later this week!

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$2.00 off Two
DiGiorno Pizzeria
Pizzas
Print Coupon

Pizza lovers, Jewel-Osco's got a three-day sale coming up 3/20-3/22. DiGiorno Pizzeria 18.3-34.2oz. pizzas will be on sale for $4.77 each, limit 4.

Buy two and use this $2-off-2 printable to drop these to $3.77 each!

Through 3/22, these are also part of a national Catalina:
- Buy 2 & get $1 Catalina
- Buy 3 & get $2 Catalina
- Buy 4 or more & get $3 Catalina

Can you tell this is going to be a crazy deal? With two printables, buy FOUR. Use two $2-off-2s. Pay $15.08 and get a $3 Catalina! That's $12.08 for FOUR, or $3.02 each! Great price for DiGiorno!

I'd advise printing these coupons now, as they may not be available any more once the sale begins...


Try Fisher Nut Exactly for $1.49 at Jewel!

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Reader Ellen spotted Fisher Nut Exactly snack bites at Jewel-Osco for $3.49. Use this $1 printable coupon and pay $2.49! Then, submit your receipt to Snap by Groupon and get another $1 back. Now you're down to $1.49 for this new snack!

I'm excited about trying these -- they're popcorn, nut and chocolate/caramel clusters. Yum!


Survey Saturday! Check out these surveys-for-compensation sites...

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Do you like to take surveys for cash, prizes, points or other compensation? Here's a roundup of compensated survey opportunities on the web. I have not personally tried all of these, though I have tried some. While I don't believe you'll get rich completing surveys, some of them provide an opportunity to make a little "fun money" or try out new products and review them.

If you plan to participate, I would recommend using an alternate email address (a free one like Yahoo or Gmail is fine) to keep your survey email separate from your personal email.



Pinecone Research is one of the most well-known survey and review companies on the web. They conduct on-line interviews with consumers from all walks of life to obtain their opinions about new products. Pinecone is very selective and looks for specific demographics of people, so don't be upset if you fill out their qualifying survey and are not accepted. They only open enrollment to the general public at certain times, and you can always try again in the future.

Fill out a short Pinecone questionnaire to see if you qualify. If you do, each survey pays $3.00 via check or Paypal. Pinecone often sends products to try for paid review too, which I find fun. I've tried & reviewed everything from skincare products to new beverages -- long before they actually hit the market.

Opinion Outpost conducts surveys and offers cash rewards, Amazon gift cards, game points, and donations to charities. The minimum cash out for Paypal is $10 and $5 for Amazon gift cards.

Springboard America is an online research community. Earn Survey Dollars and help shape future product campaigns.

MySurvey invites consumers to influence future products and services by volunteering to participate in consumer research. Share your opinions and redeem your rewards points for cash and merchandise.

Can't get enough surveys? Here are even more for-compensation survey sites to join:


Order my Super-Couponing workshops on DVD!

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. Resolve to save more money in 2015 and learn to Super-Coupon with a DVD workshop!

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!


Savings Angel springtime special: Try it FREE for four weeks

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If you've ever been curious about trying Savings Angel, the nationwide coupon matchup site that presents deals in an easy-to-follow spreadsheet form, they've got a new springtime offer.

Try Savings Angel FREE for four weeks! Savings Angel normally charges a weekly fee for access to their lists, so this is a great opportunity to try the service and see if you like it.

Try Savings Angel FREE for four weeks!


Need a split accordion file to organize your coupon inserts?

Welcome to my new Super-Couponers from today's class!

The split accordion file is a great, easy way to organize your whole coupon inserts and loose coupons. Simply date and file each insert as it arrives, put all of the inserts for a particular month in one pocket, and then cut only the coupons you need. The smaller, front pockets are home to the loose coupons that come into your life... Catalinas, blinkies, printables that you haven't used yet. Keep them all in one place, and you're ready to plan your shopping trips quickly and easily!

The best part? This file stays home. You'll clip and remove just what you need for this week's shopping trip, and the rest of your coupons stay organized, ready to plan the next trip...

Split accordion files are just $9.99, and they're available in the following colors:

  • Charcoal Grey
  • Fuschia
  • Royal Blue
  • Teal
  • Lilac

Click to order a split accordion file for $9.99!


Freebie Friday: Free offers for parents of little ones!

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If you've got a baby or toddler at home, you may enjoy some of these free and free-trial offers. For some of them you may pay shipping or join a trial of a service, so read the terms of each before ordering.

Get a free trial kit of Diapers & Wipes and/or Family Care essentials from Everyday Happy. Pay $5.95 for shipping and handling.

Get a free trial of diapers from the Honest Company.

Get free natural baby products from Dollar Diaper Club.


The banner may say $5.95, but you can get this Baby Einstein Bundle for just $4.99 shipping and handling! It includes 3 sturdy board books: “Who Lives Here?”, “Music on the Go” and “What is Black and White?” along with a squishy plush book, “Baby is SO Big”, discovery cards with ring, and a parent guide.

Continue reading for even more great offers for parents today, including free pairs of baby leggings, a baby sling, and two maternity belly bands!


6 pairs of Disney "Frozen" socks - just $5.94 with free shipping!

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Daily deals site That Daily Deal has a fun offer for lovers of Disney's "Frozen!" Get six pairs of officially licensed Disney's Frozen No-Show Socks for just $5.94 -- that's less than $1 per pair!

Use discount code ANNAANDELSA during checkout to drop the price from $6.99 to $5.94 -- and again, these ship free.

Go get your Disney's Frozen 6 Pairs of No-Show Socks for $5.94 with free shipping!


SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni

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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 or accounts (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!


FREE + possible moneymaker Glade products at Walgreens!

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$2.00 off Two
Glade products
Print Coupon

$1.00 off One
Glade product
Print Coupon

Beginning 3/15 at Walgreens, a variety of Glade products will be on sale 2-for-$6. Buy two and get $2 in Register Rewards!

For the best deal, buy one Scented Oil Plug-Ins and one Wax Melts. Use two $1 printables or the $2 off 2 printable.

Pay $4 and get $2 back in Register Rewards. That's $2 for two, or $1 each. Submit to Checkout 51 for two $1 money-back offers, and BOTH are FREE!

A full list of included products and coupons is below. Read on to learn about the possible overlapping national Catalina that could make this a moneymaker deal...


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