Deals of the Week for February 20, 2012

Hello, Super-Couponers! If you're reading this late at night on SATURDAY night, you're already getting your deals..! I can't promise it every week, but sometimes I will blog like a madwoman on Saturday to free up my Sunday to spend with the family. This was one of those weekends... so enjoy Deals earlier than normal!

Want to learn to save with coupons? Attend a Super-Couponing workshop, or order your copy on DVD and learn in the comfort of your own home... at your own pace! (Why not resolve to save MORE money in 2012?) This week's Super-Couponing workshop is taking place in Naperville, Illinois on Saturday, February 25th!

As always, it's time for Chicagoland's Deals of the Week. I've got all the best supermarket and drugstore deals of the week written just for you... all in one place, on one page! As always, grab your scissors and coupon inserts, and get ready to start clipping this week, as bunches of bargains and freebies are heading your way!

Sunday's newspaper contained one coupon insert: One RedPlum (RP). The Parade magazine also has a coupon for $1 off 2 South Beach bars, so grab that too if you're interested.

This week's blog giveaway could possibly "turn back the clock" with an anti-aging moisturizer! Enter to win an Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex Moisturizer!

To our NEW blog readers: If you're interested in learning to save on almost everything you buy at the grocery store, why not attend a live Super-Couponing workshop? Many are FREE, and you'll learn how to cut your grocery bill 50-70%! You can also learn at home with my Super-Couponing DVD workshops... and in about one hour, you'll be saving with coupons like a pro! Learn more!

Now... ready for your Deals of the Week? You may enjoy FREE Tylenol Precise, .88 V8 Fusion, .47 Healthy Choice soup, .40 Wolf Chili, $1.29 12-count Pop-Tarts, .67 Lucerne half-gallons of milk, .49 Icee freezes, $1.29 Kellogg's Krave cereal, $1.50 Bisquick, .49 Dove and Degree deodorant, .49 Kraft barbecue sauce, .54 Totino's Party Pizzas, .88-$1 Activia yogurt, $1.99 Just For Men haircolor, .50 Scott paper towel rolls, FREE Boiron ColdCalm, $1 Purina Beneful dog food, .81 Bounty Basic rolls, .33 Eclipse gum... so let's get started!

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If you're new to my blog, take a quick minute to read Using this site and bring yourself up to speed on all the coupon terminology and abbreviations.

A note to my non-Midwest readers: While my weekly deals focus on Illinois stores, the Kroger, Target, Walgreens and CVS deals apply nationally. And, if you're shopping at a SuperValu or Safeway store you may find similar sales to our Jewel-Osco and Dominick's deals. Welcome, and enjoy!

AND... my Super-Couponing® class is available on DVD! Own the 70+ minute video and watch it whenever you like! Click for a video preview & learn how to order!

Unless otherwise noted, GROCERY store deals run through WEDNESDAY of this week,
and the drugstore/general merchandise store deals run through Saturday

(Also, if you're new, you may not have some of the coupon books that I refer to for some deals. Some coupon books can be found at the grocery store during seasonal promotions -- look for them, as I'll reference them when applicable. And, throughout the year, companies issue free coupon books that you can request to be mailed to you -- register for them if you'd like, as I'll reference them in future weeks' deals.

"Deals of the Week" is written assuming you are using the inserts from the Chicago Tribune (or, if reading from outside Chicagoland, the largest newspaper serving your market area. That largest paper has the most, highest-value coupons. The content, coupons, and dollar amounts of the coupons in the RedPlum and SmartSource inserts differs by paper, so to coupon effectively, it's best to subscribe to the paper that contains the highest-value coupons.)


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They are now offering discount subscription codes for MULTIPLE newspaper to the same address!
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Grocery Deals

Starting at Jewel-Osco... View weekly ad | Load Jewel Avenu ecoupons | Load SavingStar ecoupons

PRINT AND SAVE: Here's a coupon Jewel shared on Facebook for .99 off a Chicago Tribune purchased at Jewel-Osco. If you buy extra papers on the weekends, this will knock the price down to $1, same as Dollar Tree, Deal$ or Menards sell them for...

Tylenol Precise (heat patch 3ct. or 2.5oz. cream) is on sale for $5. Use the $5 coupon from the 2/19 RP and it's FREE!

Here's a deal on Knorr Pasta and Rice Sides (3.8-6.4oz.) They're on sale for $1. Buy 10 and get a 30-oz. Culinary Circle Rotisserie chicken for $1.99! The 1/29 RP2 has a coupon for .50 off 2 Knorr sides.

If you figure your total, pre-coupons, for 10 Knorr and the chicken is $11.99, any number of .50-off-2s you use here, up to five, is going to drop your total even more. With one coupon, you'll pay $11.49 for everything. With five coupons, pay $9.49! This offer is limit 1 per transaction.

Mrs. T's Pierogies (12-16.9oz.) are on sale for $2. Buy two and use the $1-off-2 coupon from the 1/29 RP2 or March All You. You'll pay $3 for two, or $1.50 each!

Here's a deal for your dog! Milk Bone Dog Biscuits (26oz.) are on sale for $3. Buy two and get a $1 Catalina! Look for coupons on a tearpad near the product for $2 off 2 Milk Bone treats - these were blue with black text at my store. With coupon, pay $4 for two and get $1 back. That's $3 for two, or $1.50 each!

BUT... it gets better! The 1/22 RP has a coupon for "Buy 2 Milk Bone treats, get Milk Bone Soft & Chewy or Healthy Favorites treat FREE." Add a package of those, and you're looking at $3 for three packages of treats, or $1 each!

WARNING: Even though these are tagged on the shelf as a national Catalina, with a "Buy 2 and receive a $1 coupon for your next shopping trip," it is NOT generating multiple Catalinas if you buy in greater multiples of two. (Trust me, I tried!) Split your orders up into three treats each, one treat being the Soft & Chewy or the Healthy Favorites, and two other $3 treats of your choosing that are also tagged as part of the Catalina deal.

And, if your store does not have the tearpads up, there's a $1-off-2 coupon in the 2/19 RP. You can do the same deal for .50 more than the above scenario.

Dean's TruMoo Chocolate Milk gallons are on sale for $3.50. Use the .55 coupon from 2/12 SS and pay $2.95.


SavingStar is running another "Spend $20, Save $5" promotion. This time it's on Special K products. Buy $20 worth of Special K, and get $5 back from SavingStar. You will need to load that coupon to your Jewel-Osco card to do the following deal...

Special K Protein Meal Bars (6ct.) and Special K Protein Shakes (4ct. 10oz.) are on sale for $5.49 each. Buy two of either and get Bayer Aspirin (Advanced 40 ct.) or Bayer Low Dose Aspirin (100-120ct.) FREE with an in-store coupon.

To work the SavingStar offer into this, buy 4 of the included Special K items ($21.96.) Grab two store coupons for TWO free Bayer (and don't forget to buy the Bayer too.) After the SavingStar ecoupon, you're at $16.96 for everything. This drops your Special Ks to $4.24 each, and you'll get two free Bayer too.

BUT... that's before coupons! While SavingStar instructs not to stack a manufacturer coupon with a SavingStar ecoupon (they are both manufacturer coupons) look for tearpads near the Special K for "Buy 2 Special K Protein Bars or Shakes, Get One Free." If you really like Special K products, you can grab two of these coupons and add TWO more packages of bars or shakes to the mix. (And guess what, for adding two more, you can add ANOTHER free Bayer too as you are BUYING two more..!)

Unfortunately, the B2G1F Special K tearpad coupons are only good up to a value of $3.50. (That's why I said if you really like Special K products...) If you use these coupons, you WILL have to pay the $1.99 difference between the item's price and the coupon's value. So, adding two more boxes of bars will put you at $20.94 after the deal. Ultimately, for 6 Special Ks, that's $3.49 each, plus THREE free Bayer.

Gorton's Value Pack or Large Seafood (17.3-24.5oz., ad shows Shrimp Poppers, Fish Sticks) are on sale for $7.49, Buy One Get One Free. Buy two and use this $1 off 2 printable. You'll pay $6.49 for two, or about $3.25 each! There's also a .50 coupon in the 1/1 SS2 that will net you the same deal if you've got two of 'em...

IF (and I say IF, because not all Tribunes got this coupon that week - I did not) your 1/8 SS has a coupon for $1-off-2 V8 Fusion, you can do this next deal. V-8 Fusion (46oz.) is on sale for $2. Buy two and use the $1-off-2 coupon. You'll pay $3 for two, or $1.50 each.

BUT... there's also a national Catalina offer running on V8 Fusion. Buy 3 bottles and get a $2 Catalina; buy 4 bottles, get a $2.50 Catalina; or buy 5 or more and get a $3 Catalina.

With two coupons, buy four bottles. Pay $6 and get $2.50 back. That's $3.50 for four bottles, or about .88 each!

(If you did NOT get these coupons in your Trib, don't worry. With a little e-couponing, you can do the same deal at Dominick's this week.)

Possible Valentine's Clearance Cookie Deal: Keep your eyes open for clearanced Pillsbury Valentine's-themed cookies. Look what I found at my Jewel (Huntley) last week..! All of the Valentine's Pillsbury cookies were on clearance for .50 a box. There are $1-off-2 cookie dough coupons in the 12/11/11 SS and 12/4/11 SS, and a .75-off-2 coupon in the 1/8 GM. Cut, carry... and cross your fingers in case you spot a similar clearance at your store!

(If you like holiday cookies, it's never a bad idea to carry these coupons around anytime a holiday has just passed, as if you hit it right, you're looking at free or very cheap cookies at any store that stocks these. And if you don't, the next cookie-holiday will be right after St. Patrick's Day...)

"Buy 10 and they're .80 each" instant-savings sale

Buying 10 of any of the items featured in this sale will drop the price of each item to .80! You must buy 10 to receive the .80 price. Here are your products and matchups:

Banquet Brown N' Serve breakfast sausages (6.4oz.) - .80

Banquet Regular dinners (7-12oz.) - .80

Blue Bonnet margarine quarters (16oz.) - .80

Campbell's Microwave Bowls or Soup-at-Hand (10.75-15.4oz.) - .80
- DOUBLE-DIP CATALINA THROUGH 2/19 ONLY! Buy 4, get a $1.25 Catalina
- .50 off 2 - 1/8 SS1
- DEAL IDEA: With two .50-off-2 coupons, buy 4.After coupons and Catalina, you'll pay .95 for four, or about .24 each! Again, the Catalina ends 2/19!

Cascade Ice Sparkling Water (17.2oz.) - .80

Chef Boyardee Pasta with meat (14.5-15oz. cans or 7.25-7.5oz. microwave bowls) - .80

Crunch n' Munch popcorn (3.5oz.) - .80

David Sunflower Seeds (5.25oz.) - .80

Glaceau Vitaminwater (20oz.) - .80

Gulden's Mustard (12oz.) - .80

Healthy Choice soup (15oz.) - .80
- $1 off 3 - printable

Hunt's Ketchup (24oz.) - .80

Hunt's Snack Pack pudding (14oz. 4ct.) - .80

Hunt's Spaghetti sauce (24-26oz. cans) - .80

Hunt's Tomatoes (canned 14.5-15.25oz., regular, fire roasted or diced) - .80
- .45 off 3 - 1/22 SS

Ice Mountain water (3 liter) - .80

Jewel Pitted Olives (6oz.) - .80

Jewel Sloppy Joe sauce (15.5oz.) - .80

Joan of Arc canned beans (15-15.5oz.) - .80

Kellogg's Cereal cups (1.25-1.5oz.) - .80

Lawry's Mixes (.7-1.62oz. beef marinade, chili, gravy, mexican seasoning or spaghetti sauce) - .80

Mars Fun Size candy bars (6ct. package) - .80

Orville Redenbacher's 2-step popcorn (3.2oz.) - .80

PowerBar (1.58-2.29oz.) - .80

Renuzit Adjustables (7.5oz.) - .80
- .55 off 3 - 1/22 RP

Scotties Facial Tissue (60-132ct.) - .80
- .50 off 3 - 2/12 RP

Shoppers Value Paper Towels (1ct. roll) - .80

Shoppers Value Pasta (12oz.) - .80

SmartWater (1liter) - .80

Trident multipack gum (3ct.) - .80

Uncle Ben's Country Inn Rice (6oz.) - .80
- $1 off 4 - 1/22 RP

Wolf Chili (15oz.) - .80
- .40 off - 1/22 SS


- Campbell's soups are .55 each for the microwavable varieties - cheap work-day lunches!

- Canned olives are cheap, even without a coupon.

- Healthy Choice soups work out to about .47 each after coupon too.

- Hunt's Tomatoes are .65 each after the deal.

- Scotties facial tissues are about .63 per box after the deal - a pretty good price.

- Uncle Ben's Country Inn Rice is .55 after the deal, and...

- Wolf Chili is .40 a can after coupon. Cheap!

Jewel is also running an instant-savings deal on Essential Everyday house-branded items. Buy 6, Save $3. No coupons available for these, but your post-instant-savings price is:

Essential Everyday Toaster Pastries or Fruit Snacks (6ct., 5.4oz.) - $1

Essential Everyday Instant Oatmeal, Quick or Old Fashioned Oats, Cereals, Chewy Granola Bars, or Fruit & Grain Bars (various) - $1.75

Essential Everyday Cereals, Good Day Bars, Granola Bars or Fiber Max Bars (various) - $2

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

Single rolls of Brawny or Sparkle paper towels are .99. (I know the store brands are usually .99 every day, but those rolls usually have less sheets in comparison. If you need them, this isn't bad... or look to the CVS deals for better prices on Bounty this week.)

16oz. loves of Jewel white, wheat, or 100% wheat bread are .77 each - great price for 100%!


Taste of Home FREE Cookbook, 5-cup Rice Cooker and 12-quart Tamale Steamer P&G Promotion

Jewel is running an "A Taste Of Home" mail-in promotion on P&G products. Buy $25 worth of P&G products in one transaction and receive a 2-piece cookware set and one cookbook of your choice via mail (view ad here.)

The cookware is a 12-quart tamale steamer, a 5-cup rice cooker, and one of the following cookbooks: "Fresh Mexico," "Latin Grilling," or "Cocina Cubana." $25 worth of goods must be purchased in the same transaction, and you must submit a receipt from the same store you found the forms in (must be from Jewel - cannot use a Dominick's receipt, etc.)

The offer runs through 4/30/12. Look for the forms for this rebate in Spanish/Latino Jewel locations.

The form for this offer is online too on another store's website. Several readers called the number on the form and were told that printable versions would be accepted.

UPDATE! On 2/11, I received my A Taste of Home package. It contained the rice cooker, the "Latin Grilling" cookbook I chose, and a note stating that due to overwhelming demand, the tamale steamer will not be available until June 2012, so it will ship separately.


If you shop at Jewel-Osco with children, stop by the customer service counter for a Jewel-Osco Healthy Eaters Kids Club membership card for your child. The card is free, and any time your child shops with you, he or she can get a FREE small Red Delicious apple or a free banana by scanning the card at checkout. The card is reusable and valid through 8/15/12. (Your child must be present and shopping with you to use the card.)

Jewel-Osco information:

Are you on the Jewel-Osco email list? At times, Jewel sends out coupons to match with their current sales, and often they're store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons!

Jewel-Osco meat deals:

  • Jewel whole fryers are $1.29/lb. (Cut-up fryers are $1.59/lb. Cut it yourself :)
  • Hormel Always Tender pork country style ribs are $1.99/lb. Use this $1 printable to drop these in price even more!
  • Pork loin chops, shoulder Boston butt roast, or shoulder blade steaks are $1.99/lb.

Jewel-Osco produce deals:

  • 4lb. bags of Farm Stand California navel oranges are $1.99, limit 3 - that's about .50/lb!
  • 8lb. bags of Farm Stand Idaho russet potatoes are $3.99 - that's about .50/lb.
  • Russet baking potatoes are .59/lb.
  • Sweet onions are .99/lb.
  • Red seedless grapes are $1.28/lb.
  • Anjou pears are $1.49/lb.
  • Broccoli crowns or cauliflower are $1.49/lb.
  • 1lb. bags of sleeved celery are $1.49
  • 24oz. bags of Melissa's Dutch Yellow Creamer or Ruby Red Gold potatoes are $3 - that's $2/lb.
  • 12oz. Fresh Express garden salads are $1

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Let's go to Dominick's... View weekly ad | Load Dominick's Just For U ecoupons

Note to Safeway shoppers reading from outside Chicagoland: In Chicago, Dominick's does not double coupons (as other Safeway stores do) - if your store doubles, you'll do even better with many of these deals. Also, in Chicago, support for previously-available ecoupons (Cellfire, ShortCuts and PGEsaver) have been discontinued. Ecoupons are now available in the "Just For U / Coupon Center" section of electronic coupons available at

Dominick's is also offering Deal Match, where you can load price-matching offers from Jewel and Target to your Fresh Values Card. Load these offers at

Dominick's Super Coupons:
These are store coupons found in the weekly Dominick's flyer, which (in the case of the name-brand products) means they can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for even bigger savings. You can also load some of these Super Coupons to your Fresh Values card via and not have to clip them. Best bets this week?

In the Feb. 16-22 flyer - "Go Organic! Prices are now Lower" on cover:

  • Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (12ct. big boxes) are on sale for $1.99, limit 4, with Super Coupon. Buy one and use this .70 printable. You'll pay $1.29! Want more? Buy three more and use this $1-off-3 printable. You'll pay $4.97 for three big boxes, or about $1.66 each!
  • Keebler Club or Town House Crackers (9.5-16oz.) are $1.99 each, limit 4, with Super Coupon. Buy two and use the $1-off-2 coupon from the 1/29 RP or a printable (another printable here.) You'll pay $2.98 for two, or $1.49 each.
  • Mott's Apple Juice (64oz.) is $1.79, limit 3, with Super Coupon.
  • Kleenex (50-184ct.) is .99 a box, limit 2, with Super Coupon. While there are .50-off-3 coupons to stack, there's not much point in doing so as your third box will be quite overpriced.
  • Lucerne chunk or shredded cheese (8-12oz.) is $1.79, limit 4, with Super Coupon.

Dominick's has more "Just For U"-only sales running this week. Head over to and load ecoupons for:

- Pantry Essentials Gallon Milk - $1.97 each, limit 2
- Lucerne Half Gallon Milk - $1.17 each, limit 2. SUPER DOUBLE DIP on this, which I'll share with you in a moment...
- Lucerne dozen large eggs are .97 each, limit 2
- 3lb. boxes of Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts are $5.77, limit 1. That's about $1.92/lb.
- Lay's Potato Chips (10-10.5oz.) are $1.88 each, limit 2. They are ALSO on sale Buy One Get One Free. Buy FOUR bags, and you will pay $1.88 each for the two you're buying. That works out to .94 per bag!

If you want to do a SUPER DOUBLE DIP milk deal, load the Just For U ecoupon noted above for the $1.17 Lucerne half-gallons. Then, check out the back page of this week's Dominick's ad! They're offering a "Buy 2, Save $1" instant-savings sale on a variety of items which I'll break out further below for you. One of them is... Lucerne half gallons of milk!

So, here's how the deal works. Load the ecoupon for $1.17 Lucerne milk. Buy two half gallons (now $2.34.)

Receive $1 in instant-savings for buying 2 milks, and you'll pay $1.34 for two, or .67 each!


Prego Heart Smart pasta sauce (23.25-24oz.) is $1.49. Buy two and use the $1-off-2 coupon from 1/8 SS1. You'll pay $1.98 for two, or .99 each.

Sorrento String Cheese (13.3-16oz.) is $3.99.

22-46oz. bags of Perdue Breaded Chicken Selections (nuggets, Disney Cars) are $4.99. For the biggest bag, that works out to about $1.74/lb.


Safeway Softly Bath Tissue (12 double rolls) is on sale for $5. That works out to about .42 per double roll, a fair price.

Safeway Thirsty Paper Towels (8 rolls) are also on sale for $5. That works out to about .63 per roll, a good price.

IF (and I say IF, because not all Tribunes got this coupon that week - I did not) your 1/8 SS has a coupon for $1-off-2 V8 Fusion, you can do this next deal. V-8 Fusion (46oz.) is on sale for $2. Buy two and use the $1-off-2 coupon. You'll pay $3 for two, or $1.50 each.

BUT... there's also a national Catalina offer running on V8 Fusion. Buy 3 bottles and get a $2 Catalina; buy 4 bottles, get a $2.50 Catalina; or buy 5 or more and get a $3 Catalina.

With two coupons, buy four bottles. Pay $6 and get $2.50 back. That's $3.50 for four bottles, or about .88 each!

WITH ECOUPONS: (If you did NOT get these coupons in your Trib, don't worry. With a little e-couponing, you can do the same deal: Dominick's have the V8 Fusion and the regular V8 in Deal Match, matching Jewel's price of $2 per bottle. Go to and load the $2 Deal Match price. Then, while you're still on, head over to Dominick's Coupon Center. There are two e-coupons for $1-off-2 V8 Fusion and $1-off-2 regular V8. Load these to your Fresh Values card.

Buy four. With the Deal Match, you're at $8. With the two $1 ecoupons, you're at $6. Pay $6 and get a $2.50 Catalina. Same deal - $3.50 for four bottles, or about .88 each!

If you're a Coke Rewards member sitting on coupons for FREE 12-packs of Coca-Cola, this is a great week to use them at Dominick's. 12-packs of Coke products are on sale Buy Two, Get Two Free plus get 1 FREE Nabisco Snack Crackers!

If you have two coupons, they will cover the prices of the first two cases, and the other two cases will be FREE with the store's sale, plus you'll get a free box of crackers.

Now, you'd think that would be FOUR free cases of Coke, but Dominick's puts their 12-packs notoriously high during this sale at $6.29 each. The Coke Rewards free coupons are good up to $4.99, so you'll pay $1.30 each for your first two packs, then get the other two free plus free crackers. That's $2.60 for four 12-packs, or about .65 each - and again, don't forget to grab your free crackers too.

Yoplait GoGurt (8ct.) is on sale for $2. Buy two and use the .75-off-2 coupon from 2/5 GM or 1/8 GM. You'll pay $3.25 for two, or about $1.63 each.

4-packs of Dannon Activia yogurt are on sale for $2. Use the $1 coupon from the 2/12 SS or February All You. You'll pay $1!

Here's a fun deal that reader Brandy spotted on Hip2Save. The deal is on 4-packs of Icee freezes (like individual sherbet cups, but they're Icees.) They're on sale for $1.49 through 3/27. Buy three and receive $3 in instant-savings! That drops you to $1.47 for THREE boxes, or .49 each!

(You can take a look at the photo over at Hip2Save too so you know what you're looking for!)

"Enjoy Milk All Day" Buy 2, Save $1" Instant-Savings Sale

Buying any two of the following products will generate $1 in instant-savings. The ad says "Buy two or more, save $1," so I am guessing you will get .50 off each price There are no prices in the ad, so the following prices are from Safeway's online delivery guide. I would use these prices as a guideline though as dairy prices for some items can vary even from store to store in the same geographical area.

Coffee-Mate Creamer (32oz. big bottle) - $3.79
- .55 off - printable
- .75 off 2 - printable
- $1.85 off 3 - printable
- DEAL IDEA: After .50 instant savings for buying two, and .55 coupon, you're at $2.74 for the big bottle.

Dean's 64oz. Milk (Whole, 2%, 1% or Fat Free - $4.39

International Delight Coffee Creamer (32oz. big bottle) - $3.49

Lactaid 64oz. Milk - $4.29

Lucerne 64oz. 1% Chocolate or Creamy Fat Free Milk - $2.99

Lucerne 64oz. Buttermilk - $2.59

Lucerne 64oz. Milk (2%, 1%, or Fat Free) - $2.49
- $1.17 price on Just For U ecoupons, limit 2

Lucerne 64oz. Soy, Almond, or Coconut Milk - $3.19 for soy or almond, $3.49 for coconut

Lucerne Heavy Whipping Cream (32oz.) - $2.89

O Organics 64oz. Soy Milk - $4.69

Smart Balance 64oz. Enhanced Milk - $4.29
- $1.50 off - 1/8 SS
(I'd skip this unless you need it. We see Smart Balance a lot cheaper at Jewel and Meijer.)

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

Big boxes (60-96ct.) of Mom To Mom diapers are $14.49

Dominick's meat deals:

  • 3lb. boxes of Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts are $5.77, limit 1, with this week's Just For U ecoupon (load at That's about $1.92/lb.
  • Pork Loin Chops are $1.99/lb.
  • Dominck's Deal Match is matching nearly all of the $1.99/lb. pork, rib, and meat deals Jewel is running this week. Load these prices to your Fresh Values card at
  • Rancher's Reserve USDA Choice Beef Round Tip Roast is $2.99/lb. (While I try to blog meat deals under $2/lb., this is a pretty fair price for the roast, especially with beef prices fluctuating.)

Dominick's seafood deals:

  • Swai fillets are $3.99/lb.

Dominick's produce deals:

  • Gala or Fuji apples are .99/lb.
  • Roma tomatoes are .99/lb.
  • Sweet yellow onions are .99/lb.
  • Organic Minneolas are $1.29/lb.
  • 16oz. bags of O Organics peeled baby-cut carrots are $1.50
  • Tree-ripe yellow peaches or nectarines are $1.99/lb.
  • Red or black plums are $1.99/lb.
  • SUNDAY ONLY: 16oz. containers of strawberries are $3.99, Buy One Get One Free. That works out to about $2/lb. when you buy two.
  • 12oz. bags of Safeway Farms broccoli coleslaw are .99
  • Hass avocados are .99 each
  • Kiwis are .33 each

If you haven't yet signed up for the "Just For U" electronic discounts that you can load to your Dominick's Fresh Values card, you may want to. You'll activate a set of electronic discounts that are tied to your card for the next 90 days. Each person's discounts are different, and they're based on past purchases made with your Fresh Values card at Dominick's.

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Heading over to Meijer, here are your best deals for Meijer stores in in Algonquin, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Elgin, McHenry, Oswego, Plainfield, Rolling Meadows, St. Charles, and the Indianapolis area:
View weekly ad | Load Meijer Mperks ecoupons | Print store coupons from Meijer Mealbox


SUNDAY AND MONDAY ONLY: Meijer's having a President's Day sale. Through 2/20, Meijer is running a "Buy 10, Save $5" instant-savings sale on Kellogg's and Keebler products. Prices shown are AFTER the instant savings. You must buy ten to receive the prices shown. This offer is limit one per transaction. Here are your products and matchups:

Eggo Waffles (24ct.) - $3.49

Keebler Chips Deluxe or Sandies (12.8-14.5oz.) - $1.99

Keebler Club Crackers (11-14oz.) - $1.99
- $1 off 2 - 1/29 RP, printable, printable

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies (8.5-11.5oz.) - $1.99
- .55 off Fudge Stripes - 2/19 RP
- .55 off 2 cookies - 2/19 RP

Keebler Sandwich crackers (10.8-11oz.) - $1.99

Kellogg's Cereals (12.2-20oz.) - $1.99
- Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size, Raisin Bran, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, Froot Loops, Krave Chocolate, Krave Double Chocolate, Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond, Crunchy Nut Corn Nut Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites Cinnamon Roll
- .70 off Krave - 2/19 RP, printable, printable
- $1 off 3 - 2/19 RP, 2/8 RP (expires 2/19!)
- $1 off 2 Raisin Bran - printable

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks (4.2-10.8oz.) - $1.49
- $1 off 2 - printable

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars or Fiber Plus bars (6.3-10.4oz.) - $1.99
- $1 off 2 - printable

Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats (6.2oz. 8ct.) - $1.49

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (8ct.) - $1.49
- .70 off - printable
- $1 off 3 printable

*REBATE TOO!* If you buy participating varieties of Kellogg's, send in 10 UPCs for a $10 rebate! Participating varieties that overlap this deal are: Kellogg’s® Raisin Bran® cereal, Kellogg’s® Raisin Bran® Crunch cereal, Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal, 10 oz or larger, mix or match.

Bisquick baking mix (20oz.) is on sale for $2. Use the .50 coupon from 2/5 GM and pay $1.50!

Meijer's running a "Spend $20, Get $4" Catalina deal on ANY Cottonelle, Viva, Kleenex or Palmolive products. Judging from what's in the ad, the easiest deals here would be:

Buy one Viva 12ct. Giant Roll paper towels (ad says this is equivalent to 18 regular rolls) - $15.99
Buy one Kleenex 4ct. bundle (cubes or flats) - $5.29

Use the $1 Viva coupon from 1/15 SS
Use the .50 Kleenex coupon from 2/12 SS

After coupons, pay $19.78 and get a $4 Catalina. That puts you at $15.78 for everything. Breaking this out per-unit, you have 12 rolls of paper towels and 4 boxes of Kleenex, so about .98 each. "Okay," but not a super deal unless you really like Viva.

You could also do this:

Buy one Cottonelle 30 double rolls bath tissue (equivalent to 60 rolls [really!]) - $15.99
Buy one Kleenex 4ct. bundle (cubes or flats) - $5.29

Use the .50 Kleenex coupon from 2/12 SS
Pay $20.78 and get a $4 Catalina. That's $16.78 for everything. Also breaking this out per-unit, you have 30 rolls of TP and 4 Kleenex, so about .49 per item. .50 or less is a good price for double rolls of toilet paper, so while this is a fine deal, we have also seen it cheaper. But if you need toilet paper, it's fair.

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

Big Pack boxes of Luvs Diapers (66-108ct.) are $16.99

Meijer frozen chicken breast nuggets (26-32oz.) are $3.50

Meijer shredded or chunk cheese (5-8oz.) is 3-for-$5, or $1.67 each

5lb. bags of Meijer flour are $1.59

Meijer frozen orange juice concentrate(12oz.) is $1.50

Are you a Meijer Mperks member? Mperks is a different set of electronic Meijer coupons. They're attached to your cellphone number, but aside from one text message to activate your account, you do not need to use text messaging to continually use them. Once you register with Meijer Mperks, you log into the Mperks website and click the electronic coupons you'd like to load to your account. Then, when you're at the checkout, type your cellphone number into the keypad at the register, and your coupons come off automatically.

Meijer meat deals:

  • Pork shoulder bone-in country-style ribs are $1.69/lb.
  • 4lb. bags of Meijer boneless skinless chicken tenders are $7.99 - that's about $2/lb.

Meijer seafood deals:

  • 16oz. packages of Meijer tilapia fillets are $3.50
  • 16oz. packages of Meijer cod fillets are $3.99

Meijer produce deals:

  • 8lb. bags of large russet potatoes are $2.99 - that's about .37/lb.
  • 5lb. bags of Texas Red grapefruit are $2.99 - that's about .60/lb.
  • 2lb. bags of Earthbound Farm organic carrots are $1.50 - that's .75/lb.
  • Fresh asparagus are .99/lb.
  • Red or Golden Delicious, Braeburn or Jonagold apples are .99/lb. ($1.29/lb. for organic Fuji or Gala)
  • 4lb. boxes of sweet seedless mandarins are $4.99 - that's about $1/lb.
  • 1lb. containers of strawberries are 3-for-$5, or $1.67 each

Note that Meijers in other states are on different schedules. The Illinois Meijers are about a week behind on the sales vs. most of Indiana/Michigan. If you're in Illinois, these Meijer deals run through Wednesday. If you're reading from another state, they ENDED Saturday at your store... Confusing? Yes.

AND, if you shop at the Illinois NILES or ORLAND Meijer locations, they typically haven't been following the same sale flyer as the other Illinois Meijers.

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Land O'Lakes butter quarters (16oz.) are on sale for $2.99. Use the $1 coupon from 1/15 SS and pay $1.99!

Kroger's "Daytona 500: Save $3 Now, Save $2 Later" combination instant-savings-and-Catalina deal is back again this year! If you remember this sale from last year, it was a lot of fun. Buying any 10 featured products in the ad generated $3 in instant savings AND a $2 Catalina for your next shopping trip. The ad shows the after INSTANT prices, but not the after Catalina prices. The prices shown will also drop by .20 each when you figure the Catalina savings in, but to stay consistent with the prices in the ad, I am blogging the post-instant-savings price first here. Again, you must buy ten to receive these prices.

WATCH prices here though, as just because something is IN the deal, doesn't make it a GREAT deal. ($1.49 Ragu? $1.69 Green Giant Steamers? $2.19 Betty Crocker fruit snacks?! I'd like to have seen these around $1 before coupons, etc. But you get the idea...) Other things are fine, even without coupons (Kraft BBQ sauce at .69 BEFORE the Catalina, Minute Maid at $2.19...)

Here are your products and matchups:

Betty Crocker Brownie or Muffin Mix (15.2-19.5oz.) - $1.99

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (6-10ct.) - $2.19
- .50 off 2 - 2/6 GM, 1/8 GM, printable, printable
- .50 off 2 - Cellfire ecoupon

Boneless Chicken Wings in the Deli (35ct.) - $9.69

Bounty Paper Towels (6 big or 8 regular rolls) - $6.69
- .25 off - 1/29 PG

Breyer's Ice Cream (48oz.) - $2.99

Campbell's Chunky Soup (18.6-19.oz.) - $1.59
- .50 off 2 - 2/5 SS, 1/8 SS1

Capri-Sun (10ct.) - $1.99
- NOTE that if you are avoiding HFCS, the new Capri-Sun has gone back to an HFCS-formulation versus water and sugar. Dig around for older stock/boxes if this is an issue for you. It is for us, and I'm very disappointed. When I can no longer find it without high fructose corn syrup, I'm done buying...)

Cheetos (8.5-9.75oz.) - $1.99

Coca-Cola 6-8 pack bottles - $2.99

Coffee-Mate creamer (32oz.) - $2.89
- .55 off - printable
- .75 off 2 - printable
- $1.85 off 3 - printable

Cottonelle Bath Tissue (12 double rolls) - $5.99
- DOUBLE DIP Catalina deal: Buy two 12-packs and get an extra $3 Catalina (CouponNetwork national offer)

Country Crock (45oz.) - $2.49

Dannon Activia Yogurt (4ct.) - $1.99
- $1 off - 2/12 SS, February All You

Dannon Yogurt (32oz.) - $1.99

Degree Deodorant (2.6-3oz.) - $1.69
- $1 off - 1/29 RP2

Dial Body Wash or Dial Liquid Hand Soap Refill (13.5oz., 52oz.) - $3.20
- $1 off Dial For Men Speed Foam body wash - printable
- $1 off 2 Dial or Dial For Men body wash - printable

Dove Deodorant (2.6-3oz.) - $1.69
- $1 off Men + Care deodorant - 1/29 RP2

Eggo Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast (10.7-16.4oz.) - $1.99

El Monterey Taquitos (21-24oz.) - $4.69
- .50 off - 1/29 SS

Friskies Cat Food (16lb.) - $11.69
- .50 off - 1/15 SS

Fritos (10.5oz.) - $1.99

Gatorade or G2 (32oz.) - .76

General Mills Cereal (11.3-17oz. - ad shows Cocoa Puffs, Cheerios) - $2.69
- .75 off Multigrain Cheerios - Cellfire ecoupon
- .50 off Reese's Puffs cereal - Cellfire ecoupon
- $1 off 2 - 1/22 SS, printable, printable, printable
- $1 off 3 - 1/8 GM

General Mills Cereal Bars (6ct.) - $2.19
- .50 off - 1/8 GM
- .50 off - Cellfire ecoupon

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers (11-12oz.) - $1.69

Hefty Kitchen or Trash Bags (16-80ct.) - $6.69
- $1 off - 1/1 RP1

Hellmann's Mayonnaise (30oz.) - $2.99
- .25 off - 1/29 RP2

Hot or Lean Pockets (2-4ct.) - $1.69
- $1.40 off 8 - printable

Hormel Compleats (10oz.) - $2.19
- $1 off 2 - 2/12 SS, printable

Huggies Jumbo Diapers (12-50ct.) - $9.19
- $2 off Little Movers, Little Snugglers, OverNites - 2/12 SS
- $1.50 off - 2/12 SS

Huggies Wipes (320-400ct.) - $9.19
- .50 off - 2/12 SS

Hungry-Man Entree (13.1-17oz.) - $2.19

Kool-Aid, Country Time or Tang (10-12ct. or 6-8qt. mix) - $1.99

Kool-Aid Jammers (10ct.) - $1.99

Kraft Barbecue Sauce (18oz.) - .69

Kraft Cheese Singles (24oz.) - $2.69

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (5ct. boxes) - $4.19
- Look for $1 off 5 tearpads in store

M&Ms (2.83-3.4oz. boxes) - .89

Minute-Maid Orange Juice (64oz.) - $2.19

Mucinex (6oz.) - $9.69
- $1 off - printable

Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (8ct.) - $2.49
- $1 off 2 - printable (must enter an Illinois zip code to view coupon)

Oreo Cookies (8.5-16oz.) - $2.69
- Look for tearpads for savings on milk when you buy 2 Oreos

Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon (2-2.1oz.) - $2.69

Oscar Mayer Wieners (16oz. excludes beef) - $2.19

Pedigree Dog Food (15-20lb.) - $11.99

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (8ct.) - .99
- .30 off - 2/5 GM, 1/8 GM
- .40 off 2 - 12/11/11 SS, 12/4/11 SS, printable, printable, printable

Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake Cookies (14-16.5oz.) - $2.19
- $1 off 2 - 12/11/11 SS, 12/4/11 SS
- .75 off 2 - 1/8 GM

Pillsbury Sweet Moments (5.6oz.) - $2.19

Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (16oz.) - $3.49
- $1.50 off 2 - 1/29 SS

Pop-Tarts (12ct.) - $2.49
- .70 off - printable
- $1 off 3 printable (must enter Illinois zip code to view)

Prevacid 24-Hour Acid Reducer (42ct.) - $25.69
- $3 off 2 - 1/8 SS2

Purex Laundry Detergent or Softener (33-52 loads) - $2.99

Ragu Pasta Sauce (17-24oz.) - $1.49
- $1 off 2 - 1/29 RP2

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (30-75 sq. ft.) - $2.99
- .75 off - 1/22 SS, printable

Right Guard Body Wash (13.5oz.) - $3.20
- $1 off 2 - 1/22 RP

Ritz Crackers (7.5-16oz.) - $2.19
- $1 off 2 - 1/29 RP, printable, printable

Scrubbing Bubbles (22oz. aerosol) - $2.69
- $1 off 2 - 1/15 SS
- $1 off 2 - SavingStar ecoupon

Spam (12oz.) - $2.19
- $1 off 2 - printable

Suave Professionals or Kids Shampoo or Conditioner (8.5-14.5oz.) - $1.55

Tidy Cat Scoop Litter (27lb.) - $11.69
- $1 off - 1/29 RP1

Tone Body Wash (13.5oz.) - $3.20

Totino's Party Pizzas (9.8-10.9oz.) - .99
- .75 off 3 - 1/29 SS
- $1 off 5 - printable
- $1 off 5 - Cellfire ecoupon

Windex (26oz. spray) - $2.69
- $1 off 2 - 1/15 SS



Things that look good to me...

Cottonelle: If you buy two, after the Kroger Catalina AND the Cottonelle Catalina, you're at $8.58 for two, or $4.29 each - that works out to about .36 per double roll, a very good price.

Degree and Dove deodorant work out to .49 after coupon and Catalina.

Kraft Barbecue Sauce is .49 a bottle after Catalina, no coupons needed!

Pillsbury Grands biscuits are a steal and the BEST buy during this sale. They're .79 a can after Catalina, and with a .30 doubled coupon, you're paying .19 each after everything!

Ragu works out to .79 a jar after Catalina and coupon.

Totino's Party Pizzas are really cheap too. After the Catalina, they're .79 each. With the .75-off-3 coupon, they will be .54 each after the deal. With the $1-off-5 printable or ecoupon, you're looking at .59 each -- still a deal!

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

12-16oz. (big packages) of Kroger chunk or shredded cheese are $2.99

Dozen cartons of Kroger large eggs are $1.25

Kroger bread and buns are $1 each

Kroger meat deals:

  • Tyson split chicken breasts, drumsticks or thighs are .97/lb.
  • Boneless pork half loin is $1.97/lb.

Kroger seafood deals:

  • Swai fillets are $2.99/lb. - good price

Kroger produce deals:

  • 3lb. bags of red or gold potatoes are $1 - that's about .33/lb.
  • 4lb. bags of navel oranges are $1.98 - that's about .50/lb.
  • Northwest Anjou, Bosc or Red pears are $1.28/lb.
  • Red or white seedless grapes are $1.49/lb.
  • 1lb. containers of Driscoll's strawberries are 3-for-$5, or $1.67 each
  • Red Prince apples are $1.69/lb.
  • Tomatoes on the vine are $1.89/lb.
  • 1lb. bags of Private Selection mini organic carrots are $2

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Here are your Hilander deals (also running at Logli and Schnucks)... View weekly ad

The Rockford-area Logli stores share the same ad as Hilander (Schnucks) now, so these deals apply at the four Rockford-area Logli stores as well. I have had some readers from DeKalb write and ask if these deals will also apply to their store. In looking at both ads, SOME of the deals are the same, but Rockford at times has a Hilander-specific wraparound that isn't a part of the DeKalb Schnucks ad. Remember too that the DeKalb store does not double coupons.

The current ad is good through TUESDAY, Feb. 21st.

Dannon Activia yogurt (4ct.) is on sale for $1.88. Use the $1 coupon from the 2/12 SS or February All You and pay .88!

This week's ad is showing a deal on Unilever products: "Save up to $12. Coupon prints at checkout. See store for details." (Um... is Schnuck's taking a page from Dominick's here? People want to know what things cost BEFORE we go to the store...)

A phonecall to the Cherry Valley Schnuck's reveals that it is a "Spend $20, Get $5" OR a "Spend $40, Get $12" Catalina offer. Why not put that in the ad?!

Anyway, here are your products and matchups:

Bertolli Pasta Sauce (15-24oz.) - $2

Country Crock (45oz) - $2.98

Hellmann's Mayonnaise (22-30oz.) - $2.99
- .25 off - 1/29 RP

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (8-16oz.) - $2.50
- .50 off - 1/29 RP

Klondike or Breyers (48oz.) - $3.50

Lipton Family Size Tea Bags (24ct.) - $2
- .50 off - 1/29 RP2
- .40 off - 1/29 RP2

Magnum Ice Cream Bars (3ct.) - $2.99

Ragu (16-26 oz.) - $1.50
- $1 off 2 - 1/29 RP2

Skippy Peanut Butter (15-16.3oz.) - $2.50

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing (16oz.) - $1.50
- .65 off 2 - 1/29 RP

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

Cheetos, Fritos or Fritos Dip (8.5-10.5oz.) are $1.88

Schnucks single-serve applesauce cups (6ct.) are $1.50

Value Time 4lb. bags of sugar are .99, limit 1 - A STEAL!

Hilander meat deals:

  • Pork spare ribs are $1.79/lb.

Hilander produce deals:

  • 5lb. bags of russet potatoes are .99 - that's about .20/lb.!
  • 8lb. bags of California seedless navel oranges are $5.99 - that's about .75/lb.
  • 16oz. bags of Schnuck's frozen vegetables are $1
  • 5lb. boxes of Cuties Mandarins are $6.88 - that's about $1.38/lb.
  • 2lb. bags of Sunkist lemons are $2.99 - that's about $1.50/lb.
  • Northwest Anjou pears are $1.50/lb.

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Target's ad is again light on sales this week, but if you need toilet paper, their Charmin deal isn't too bad this week. Charmin 9ct. Mega Rolls or 18ct. Double Rolls are on sale for $10.49. Buy two and get a $5 Target gift card FREE!

There's a measly .25 coupon for Charmin in the 1/29 RP. But reader Msam spotted a $1 TARGET store coupon to stack in the 1/22 RP. If you have two of EACH coupon, pay $18.48 for two and get a $5 gift card back. That works out to $13.48 for two, or $6.74 each.

That works out to about .37 per double roll, or .75 per mega roll - good prices!

The white chocolate lover in me is always excited to see White Chocolate M&Ms return to Target around Easter season. The ad notes they are "Only at Target" and, well, they're delicious. 9.9oz. bags of white chocolate M&Ms (and 12.6oz. milk chocolate M&Ms) are $2.89 this week at Target. The February All You has a $1 coupon which will drop these to $1.89. Or, buy two and use the $1.50-off-2 coupon from 1/22 RP. You'll pay $4.28 for two, or $2.14 a bag.

(Yes, I'll try to pick some of these up AFTER Easter when they're cheap too... if there are any left.)

Target Notes:

You get .05 off your total at Target for each reusable bag you bring and use. If you pay with the Target credit or debit card, you receive another 5% off.

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Drugstore Deals

Heading to Walgreens (View weekly ad)...

NEW: IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE WALGREENS AD: Walgreens is no longer putting its entire ad in the paper newspaper version. There are now online-only ad pages that you can look at via this link: View weekly ad

I will be noting the online-ad-only deals with the "Bonus Buys" icon shown at right. This is the same icon Walgreens is also using in their online-only ad pages.

Tylenol Precise (heat patch 3ct. or 2.5oz. cream) is on sale for $5. Use the $5 coupon from the 2/19 RP and it's FREE!

27ct. Goody Hair Elastics are on sale for $2.99. Buy them and get $2 back in Register Rewards, making them .99!

Just For Men haircolor is on sale for $6.99. Buy it and get $3.00 back in Register Rewards! Use this $2 printable coupon. You'll pay $4.99 and get $3 back, making this $1.99!

At the same link as the coupon, you'll also find a mail-in rebate on this product that will make it free, for the cost of a stamp...

Scott Paper Towels (6ct.) are on sale for $5. Use the $1 store coupon in the February coupon book and stack it with the $1 manufacturer coupon from the 1/15 SS. You'll pay $3 for 6 rolls, or .50 each! Great price!

Mentos gum (15ct.) is on sale for .99. Use the .55 coupon from 2/5 SS and pay .44!

Kleenex facial tissue (24, 70, or 100 sheets... but who is buying the 24?!) is on sale for .99. Buy three and use the .50-off-3 coupon from 2/12 SS. You'll pay $2.47 for three, or about .82 each.

Dove or Degree deodorants (2.6-3oz.) are $1.99 each, limit 6, with the store coupon in this week's Wags ad. Stack this with the $1 coupon from 1/29 RP2 and pay .99!

Cheez-It Crackers (9oz.) and Keebler Cookies (11.5-15oz.) are on sale 2-for-$4. For a Cheez-Its deal, buy two and use the $1-off-2 coupon from the 1/29 RP. You'll pay $3 for two, or $1.50 per box! For a Keebler deal, buy two and use the .55-off-2 coupon from the 2/19 RP. You'll pay $3.45 for two, or about $1.73 each!

Planters 16oz. peanuts are on sale two-for-$6. Use the $1-off-2 store coupon in the February Walgreens book (found on racks in the front of the store) and stack this with the $1.50-off-2 coupon from the 1/29 SS. After the stack, you'll pay $3.50 for two, or $1.75 each.

Walgreens store coupon deals:

Nice! Aluminum Foil (25 sq. ft.) is on sale for .79, limit 3, with store coupon.

Butterball Chicken Broth (14.5oz.) is on sale for .59, limit 3, with store coupon.

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

64oz. W Liquid Hand Soap Refills are $3

Printworks Multipurpose Paper (400 sheet reams) are $2.99

8lb. Hyponex Potting Soil or 4qt. Earthgro are .99

W plates (40ct. foam or 72ct. paper, 6 or 9") are .99

Big Roll Toilet Paper (1000 sheet rolls) are .44 each

Garden vegetable or flower seeds are .20 per packet

Deals continuing from previous weeks:

Crest 3D Whitestrips (24ct.) are $44.99 at my store (price may vary a bit depending on location.) The Walgreens ad has a $10 store coupon. Stack this with the $10 Whitestrips manufacturer coupon from the 1/29 PG and pay $24.99.

Reader Nice2save points out that the new $15 rebate when you buy $50 worth of selected P&G products would be great to combine with this sale, as you'd already be at $44.99 in purchases toward the $50! Great way to get a deal on Whitestrips!

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And finally, over at CVS (View weekly ad) | Load SavingStar ecoupons

Boiron Coldcalm (60ct.) is on sale for $6.99. Buy it and get $6.99 back in Extra Care Bucks, making it FREE!

Tylenol Precise (heat patch 3ct. or 2.5oz. cream) is on sale for $7.49. Buy it and get $2 back in ECBs! Use the $5 coupon from the 2/19 SS. Pay $2.49 and get $2 back, making this .49!

Here's a deal on Beneful dog food! It's part of a "Spend $20, Get $5 in Extra Care Bucks" deal on pet food (Pedigree and Friskies are also included... but Beneful's the best this week.) 3.5-4.4lb. bags are on sale for $4.50 each. There's a $2.50 coupon in the new 1/29 RP that figures nicely into this... and the more you have, the better it will be.

Five bags of Beneful will put you at $22.50.

With two $2.50 coupons, pay $17.50 and get $5 back. $12.50 for five is $2.50 each!
With three $2.50 coupons, pay $15 and get $5 back. $10 for five is $2 each!
With four $2.50 coupons, pay $12.50 and get $5 back. $7.50 for five is $1.50 each
AND... with five $2.50 coupons, pay $10 and get $5 back. $5 for five is $1 each!

Cottonelle Bath Tissue (Regular or Ultra 18 big roll) is on sale for $7.99, limit 3. This is already a good price for TP, so buy two and load this .50-off-2 SavingStar ecoupon. You'll pay $15.48 for two, or $7.74 each. That works out to .43 per "big roll."

(What's a good price for toilet paper? A good benchmark is .25 per single roll, .50 per double roll, .75 per triple roll, and so on. It does get confusing when companies create things like the "big roll," but if the big roll falls between the single and double, it's a good price. If it's between the double and the triple roll, it's a very good price!)

Bounty Basic paper towels (8ct.) are $6.49, limit 3. Use the .25 coupon from 1/29 PG and pay $6.24! That works out to about .81 each, a decent price if you need them.

Kleenex (100ct. regular or 70ct. lotion) are on sale for .88 each, limit 6. Buy three and use the .50-off-3 coupon from the 2/12 SS, or load the .50-off-3 ecoupon at SavingStar. After coupon or ecoupon, you'll pay $2.14 for three, or .71 each! It must be paper product week, but this is a good price if you need them.

Eclipse Gum (18ct.) is part of an ECB deal. Buy three packs at $1 each and get $2 back in Extra Care Bucks! That drops these to 3-for-$1, or about .33 per pack!

Duracell Alkaline batteries (4ct. AA or AAA, 2c. C or D, or 1ct. 9 volt) are on sale for $3.99. Buy a pack and get $1 back in ECBs! Use the .75 coupon from 1/29 PG. You'll pay $3.24 and get $1 back, making your batteries $2.24.

Dial NutriSkin Lotion (21oz., big bottle) is on sale for $4.99. Buy it and get $2 back in ECBs! Use the $1 coupon from the 2/19. You'll pay $3.99 and get $2 back, making this $1.99!

L'Oreal products are involved in a "Spend $25, get $10 in ECBs" deal. Unfortunately, the two that are included cost $30 and $20. (How do we get to $25?!) The best bet here, if you want it, is the L'Oreal Youth Code Starter Kit. It's $30. Use the $3 coupon from 1/22 RP. You'll pay $27 and get $10 back, dropping it to $17 after the deal.

Once again, CVS is running their "Spend $30, Get $10 CVS Gift Card" deal. Buy $30 worth of included items and get $10 back to spend at CVS! Here are your products and matchups:

Garnier Fructis Stylers (1-8.5oz.) - $2.99

Gold Emblem Almonds or Pistachios (16oz. almonds or 5-12oz. pistachios) - $4.99

Keebler Fudge Shoppe or Pecan Sandies cookies (6.6-13oz.) - $2
- .55 off 2 - 2/19 RP

Palmolive (10oz.) - .99

Planters Peanuts (16oz.) - $3

Popcorn Indiana Kettlecorn or flavored popcorns (9-10.5oz.) - $2.50

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum (.1oz.) - $39.99

SensatioNail Gel Nail Polish - $59.99

Scott 1000 Bath Tissue (4ct.) - $3

"No Coupon Needed" deals:

17-gallon Storage totes are $5 each

Half-gallons of Orange juice are $2.50, limit 2

V05 shampoo or conditioner (15oz.) - .77

Deals continuing from previous weeks:

This week, again, CVS is running a "Spend $10, Get $3" on Nivea products. Buying $10 worth of Nivea products will generate $3 in ECBs!

The BEST item to use here is the Nivea Lip Care. .17-.2oz. Lip Care is on sale for $2.50. There's a $3-off-2 coupon in the 2/12 RP. Buy four Lip Care ($10.) Use two $3-off-2 coupons (now $4.) Pay $4 and get $3 back in ECBs. That's $1 for four, or .25 each!

CVS Tips: Remember to always scan your CVS card at the Coupon Center scanner in the store -- it prints bonus coupons for you!

And, if you haven't already, make sure your CVS ExtraCare card is registered for the CVS Beauty Club before you do any deals involving beauty products. It gives you $5 in ECBs for every $50 you spend on beauty products, and it is cumulative, meaning you don't have to spend $50 in one trip. It keeps track for you and will automatically print ECBs on your next visit to the store when you reach a $50 threshold.

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Wrapping things up with Walmart...

Policies to know:

  • Walmart will price match any competitor's advertised price. Bring the other store's flyers with you to the store. While the policy doesn't require this, it does speed the price-matching along.
  • With the new coupon policy, Walmart will also accept other store's STORE coupons with an actual price listed on them. For example, a Dominick's store coupon advertising ".99 Ragu Pasta Sauce" would be accepted. A Walgreens store coupon advertising "2/$1 Morton's Salt" would be accepted. (A Target store coupon for "$2.50 off Huggies" would not, because it does not show the actual selling price of the item.)
  • With the new coupon policy, Walmart will also accept competitor's Catalina manufacturer coupons. You can get a Catalina for $1 off Snuggle and use it at Walmart.
  • Walmart's new coupon policy specifically addresses coupon overage. It says "Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase."

I would print a copy and carry a copy of the coupon policy with you if you anticipate any issues.

I do not blog Walmart deals each week unless there is a weekly ad with noteworthy deals. Every store location's regular prices are different, and Walmart does not issue a weekly ad every week. I've listed Walmart at the end of each week's Deals writeup, because if you see any deals above that you want, you'll likely also be able to do them at Walmart.

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Mail-in Rebates

- $15 rebate when you buy $50 worth of Venus, Olay, Secret, CoverGirl,Clairol, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Safeguard, Ivory, Crest 3D White, Always and/or Tampax products. Can be on multiple receipts. Through 4/28/12.

FREE insert/magazine coupons that are still current:

$1 off any Marcal paper product - 1/29 RP1 (exp. 3/10/12) - Stores that carry Marcal usually sell single rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, or facial tissue for $1 or less.


$30 Home Made Simple "Gather Together" coupon book - has nice, high-value P&G coupons

Que Rica Vida - Spanish coupon magazine from General Mills - mailed quarterly throughout the year


The following networks regularly send product samples and high-value coupons to your home for you to use and share. Each network may ask you for online feedback on their products via surveys or messageboards too.


General Mills' Pssst

Kraft First Taste

Frito-Lay Snacks

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As always, these deals are guidelines for shopping. I can make no guarantee that these items will be on sale, in stock, or available at your area store. I can also not guarantee your Catalinas will print, your cashier will smile at you while you check out, or that your shopping cart won't have a broken wheel. But I CAN teach you how to save money :)

And, also, as always, a huge thanks to the many readers who posted and emailed deals that made it into today's Deals of the Week! We're all in this together, and I sincerely appreciate everyone who spots and passes along good deals that we can all enjoy :) Thank you... to YOU!

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Milk bones cat

Any idea if the $1 cat for 2 boxes of milk bones is still valid? Bought two today at Jewel but didn't get a cat.

Milk Bone Catalina

A whole slew of Catalina offers expired on 2/19 including Milk Bone.

Walgreens -Right Guard Deodorants .89 cents each (maybe .49?)

Right Guard has a printable coupon for $3.00 off 2 deodorants or body washes.

I didn't look into the body washes, but Walgreen's (I was in McHenry, IL) has Right Guard on sale BOGO for $4.79 for some varieties and $1.99 each for the sports variety.

So using the 2 coupons I got 4 sport right guard deodorants for .49... If you went with all the other varieties they would only come to .89 cents each. Not too bad...

UPDATE: I just realized the coupon says its for Total Defense 5 Deodorant... However, I didnt notice that before, and I didnt get that kind. I got the sports kind, that brought it to .49 cents. I just reviewed my receipt and it did work on the sports ones... so I am not sure if I just got lucky or what.

Dominick's updates...

I just got back from the LITH Dominick's. They have whole Safeway chickens on sale for $1.49/lb., B1G1F. Works out to about .75/lb. each if you need these.

Also, LITH is sold out of Icees, but they have a good amount of Pom Wonderful 8oz. bottles in the case if you have rainchecks from a couple weeks ago. :)


I went to Jewel tonight and they have the boxed Ore Ida french fries on sale 10/$10. When I bought 4, a catalina printed out with a $3 off OYNO. It is rolling. I did it 3 more times and it worked. I think the french fries go off sale tomorrow. I did this at the Jewel in Bourbonnais, IL.

Its a trend someone is stealing the coupons from unsold papers!

I too had my coupons stolen from the paper! Was not too happy. Double GRRRR

No coupon inserts

I usually buy 4 Tampa Tribune @ .50 each, plus we get the Tampa Bay Times, (these sell for $1.50). I usually have 5 sets of inserts, plus my friends give me theirs. When I got the Tribunes home there were no inserts. GRRRRR. I don't know if it was purposely done by the paper, or if someone stole the inserts, as they were the last papers in the stack. Not only is the Tampa Tribune less expensive, they sometimes have more and higher value coupons. You can bet next Sunday I go through every paper to make sure the inserts are there before I pay. I really need the Precise coupons. My hubby has chronic nerve pain in his left arm due to MS. I rub the Precise on, wrap it with a elastic bandage and he gets some relief. I will have to try Walmart pricematch, as Wags is sold out.

K-Mart is doubling Qs

On Wednesday the 22nd and Sunday the 26th. Up to 1.00 and only five coupons. With a 25.00 purchase of grocery and health and beauty.

V 8 Fusion Confusion Coupons on Internet? Help.

Hi I am not finding a coupon for the v8 Fusion,y paper did not have one and all I am finding is a coupon for a dollar off to 100% VEgtable.... Thank you for your help!

Jill, the Chef Boyardee Q

Is printing STORE COUPON for Publix only. Just so noone else wastes ink :)

Was just coming to post this.

Was just coming to post this.


Thank you - took it down. It was a manufacturer coupon when it first went up..!

Hormel printable Q

Did the Hormel Q reach its print limit? I could only find the one for seasoned meats.

Hormel coupon

The Hormel coupon says SAVE $1.00
HORMEL® on the purchase of any one (1) HORMEL® ALWAYS TENDER® flavored meats. How do the country style ribs qualify?


There are two coupons, an insert coupon and a printable. My printables (I used them already) were for any Hormel Always Tender - they did not specify flavored meats. The insert ones should be used to purchase only things like the tenderloins, etc that are seasoned. I'll update.

I bought 2 of the B1G1F Hormel tenderloins

They were $6.75 each. Had $3 Jewel coupon off meat (flyer in themail) so $6.75 + FREE one - $3 coupon = $3.75 for two. Printed 2 of the $1 coupons and used them so down to $1.75 for two or about $.87 each for what would have been $6.75 each. Very happy, we love these on the grill with veggies and rice.

Thanks for White M&M Target Deal

I looked high and low last year for these and never found them. I had a coupon for white chocolate and now know where to find it

Me too!

I LOVE them. At pretty much any price.

I also have a Target mailer that came earlier this month with a $1 Target coupon for M&Ms to stack. At least my first bag won't be too pricey...

Madison Jill follower with lots of coupons to share...

I am moving out of state, and trying to use up my stash before I do. I am not buying anything new (Thanks to Jill I don't have to) and don't want my Q's to go unused. Is anyone in the Madison, Wisconsin area and looking for coupons to use? I do NOT want to give these to a reseller, and don't think I would find anyone like that here, but just to make sure...


Illinoisian in Madison right now!

I'd be happy to take off your hands whatever you would like to part with. I'm here until Friday. Thanks!

Staples rebates

Don't know if you follow rebates, but today and tomorrow only Staples has 5 FREE items on rebate.

I just did the easy rebate online and you don't even need to pay for the stamp!

1)copy paper limit 2

2)photo paper limit 2

3)bold pens limit 2

4)Kleenex 2 packs,184 a box limit 2

5)Avery labels limit 1

I got 4 out of 5 all for free! already done....

Staples takes coupons too!

We used the Kleenex coupon(.50-off-3 or any bundle from 2/12 SS)$2.99 b4 coupons and rebate is $2.99 limit 2 per hh so this is a $1 money maker when you buy 2. Also, our boxes were 200 count 2 in a bundle.

Tylenol Precision

I did this deal twice at 2 different Jewels - both times it had to be put in manually


You made a mistake I think !Check your juice prices on Jewel verses Dominicks .You changed from 88 cents at Jewel to 58 cents at Dominicks on same product same prices .Made me think I bought at Jewel and shouldn't have .


They're both .88 at each store - it was a typo.

V8 Fusion sales

Does anyone know if the V8 Fusion sale at Jewel ends on Wed? Sometimes those prices are for 2-3 weeks instead of just the one.

Fun at Wags

Got my free Precise, which my fav cashier said was awesome! With baseball season around the corner, I'll be going through it like water. Advil Congestion Relief (10 ct) is buy one, get on 50% off. I had 2 2.00 off coupons from 12/11 (not sure if it's RP or SS), so I basically got one box free, or paid 3.99 each. Not bad for a brand name. Plus, free Precise...and cheap M & Ms...not a bad day!

Advil Congestion Relief

These 2.00 off printables are on, try zip 30003. If anyone else is interested in this deal.

JCPenney's has infant and

JCPenney's has infant and toddler winter coats @ $7 each(they come with a pair of gloves and a hat or are 3 in 1). Toddler snow pant and jacket sets $10 and boys coats(3 in 1)at $16 each. Also infant and toddler pjs are $3. This was at the Orland park store!

Jewel Tylenol Precise

I was at Huntley Jewel Sunday morning and attempted to use the $5 Tylenol Precise coupon. The coupon was not scanning and per the store manager they will not accept more than one coupon per transaction because of the wording 1 per purchase. I did not purchase any at Jewel and took their ad and my coupons to Wal-mart that price matched Jewels ad price and the coupon scanned without a problem allowing me to purchase more than one of them in one transaction.

Huntley Jewel

My mom & I went to the Jewel in Huntley this morning as well, and the woman (she's been behind the service desk in the past, and we've had issues with her) that came over to help said "We'll do it this once, but it is one per purchase" when they were waiting for a department key number or something to manually enter the coupon when it kept beeping. We had a total of 4 Qs. And my understanding was always "one per purchase" meant 1 coupon per item purchase. I thought "one per transaction" would mean ONE.

As I said, we've had issues with this woman before. She looks at us like we're criminals and if it wasn't for the fact this Jewel location is the closest and most convenient for us, I'd go elsewhere.

I'm glad we got the 4. This is about the only thing that provides a bit of relief for my mother's arthritic knees.

my coupons beeped but she put

my coupons beeped but she put through manualy. is that because of the high value? i got 4 with no problem.

I dont think it is the high

I dont think it is the high value of the q..a couple of weeks ago we had trouble with the cool touch tissue q's Jewel's registers are not set up to read the new bar codes on some q's and that is why they beep..hth

coupons at Jewel

The new system at Jewel has been in place at my store for about 2 weeks now. Now there are no overages on a coupon that is more than the item. I bought clearance gum for .69 and my coupon was for 1.00. When she scanned the coupon, it automatically scanned .69. Oh well. At least they are able to do more scanning of coupons with this new system so things will be faster.


Doesn't Jewel get reimbursed $1 plus 8ish cents? Sorry if this was already asked/answered.


Yes, they do, but it is always a store's right to either keep the overage or pass it along to the customer.

New Policy?

When they changed their policy last time didn't Jewel say they wouldn't except a coupon if it was over the amount of the item? I thought if it was 99 cents and the coupon was for $1 we couldn't use them at Jewel anymore. Am I getting my stores confused again? Thought they also said we could only use 4 like coupons per transaction as well.

Still correct

Jewel's policy is still not to accept a coupon OVER the face value of an item. If you stack with Avenu, the register wil allow the overage.

My Jewel would simply not have allowed a $1 coupon to be used on .69 gum though.

Honestly, I think that's terrible

The $1.00 off is intended for the CONSUMER to save. If the consumer finds it cheaper, I don't feel the store should get the overage. NO ONE SHOULD GET THE OVERAGE. I feel that consumers have so many "rules" to follow, than so should the stores. If a store accepts a $1.00 coupon and only gives the consumer .69 cents, then the store should only get the .69 cents plus whatever "handling" excess they get per the terms on the coupon itself.

Especially these stores that give consumers such a hard time about coupons in the first place. It just kind of sickens me.


... an argument in favor of allowing the store to keep the overage is that it may help (in a small way) to offset losses from other kinds of coupon fraud - people using coupons for things they didn't buy, photocopies, counterfeits, etc -- all of which the store doesn't get reimbursed for.

I love overage too. But it's always a privilege, not a right.


I don't go in expecting overage, unless I'm shopping at Walmart, since that is their policy.

But I also don't expect the store to bank on it, either. IMO, it's no different that the coupons that are for a free item (whether it be free or buy x and get x free, or buy 1 get 1 free) and the store has to fill in the price of the item. The coupon will state (valid up to $4.99). If the item is only $4.09, the store should (and usually does) write in $4.09.

I do have to say that I have been in stores that have adjusted down a coupon because the item wasn't that much, but they have CROSSED OUT the amount and re-written the actual price in. This, IMO, is how it should be done if we're all going to play fair.

That said, I do understand what you're saying that it offsets other losses, but 2 wrongs also don't make a right. :) :) :)

It doesn't matter

if the store crosses out the amount and writes down something different. They will still be reimbursed for the full value. The reason that the manufacturers would do this is that it is much more cost effective just to pay that amount than to check each coupon individually.


The clearinghouse scans the bar code and works from that amount - writing on the face of the coupon doesn't change that.

The only coupons where writing a value on them matter are free and B1G1Fs with a price-prompt box.

thats what they do at walts

thats what they do at walts when i get the free marcal tp

Same thing here...

I recently had a few coupons when I purchased items at the Jewel in Algonquin and the lady told me the exact same thing - they don't have the new registers yet and therefore have to put each coupon in manually because the machine can't read the new barcode. So be patient and courteous and smile :-)

They're wrong... which I'm sure you know.

The legal definition of a purchase and of a transaction:

Each ITEM that you buy is a purchase.

Each trip through the lane, in which you pay for all of your purchases, is one TRANSACTION.

But it sounds like you did fine price-matching at Walmart. Glad you got your Tylenol! :)

Yes I do...

I made an attempt to explain it says 1 coupon per purchase not transaction but they were not hearing me so I did my business elsewhere :)In all honesty I was shocked because I NEVER have any problems at Jewel with coupons.

We tried the same explanation

And she said "No, they consider the entire transaction a PURCHASE".

Now I'm even more pissed off. Pardon the language, but I'd like to go give that woman a piece of my mind!!! So tired of the constant feeling of her looking down on me and making me feel like I'm doing something wrong!!!!!!!

maybe you should post this on

maybe you should post this on their face book page. they seem to pay attention there and maybe you will get a response from jewel. they paid attention a few weeks ago when they had the double coupon debacle.