Jewel-Osco Deals of the week: 1/28/15 - 2/3/15

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

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Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
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Top deals:
$1.96 for four 7-Up 2-liters and 2 Orville Redenbacher popcorn, .25 Colgate toothpaste, .50 Fresh Express bagged salads, .50 Kraft BBQ sauce, .65 Softsoap hand soap pumps, .66 Pringles, .75 Starbursts or Skittles, .92 Cheese Nips, $1 Sweet Baby Ray's marinades, $1.25 Butterball turkey bacon or smoked sausage, $1.50 Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, $1.66 Kellogg's cereals, $1.70 Pace salsa, $1.77-$2.77 7-Up, Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper 12-packs, $1.80 Lean Cuisine, $1.95 Tyson Grilled & Ready strips, $1.99 Mr. Clean liquid, $2.99 Tribe Hummus, $3 Pedialyte, $3.49 Palermo's pizzas, $3.50 Margaritaville shrimp


$97 round-trip flights from Chicago to New Orleans!

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Travelocity

I stumbled across this deal completely by accident..! I was working on a post about the beautiful Hotel Mazarin in New Orleans' French Quarter, and I decided to look for flights to New Orleans from Chicago on Travelocity. There are so many incredible non-stop, round-trip flights from Chicago's O'Hare airport to New Orleans for right around $100 -- total!

Ever been to the Big Easy? See the sights of the French Quarter, eat some beignets, swoon over the seafood... you cannot beat these prices! Here are some deals I found for long weekends, mid-week or week-long trips to New Orleans:

  • Sunday, March 1 - returning March 2, 3, 4 or 5, 2015: $97
  • Thursday, March 5 - Monday, March 9 OR 10, 2015: $97
  • Wednesday, May 27 - Monday, June 1 OR Wednesday, June 3, 2015: $97
  • Saturday, June 27 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015: $107
  • Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 1, 2015: $107
  • Wednesday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 21 OR Wednesday, July 22, 2015: $107

These are crazy-cheap fares that I can't imagine will last long! If you book an impromptu trip to New Orleans from Chicago, feel free to share the deal you got!

I used Travelocity to find these great fares! Click here to search for your own.
(I like booking with Travelocity too because you have 24 hours to cancel your trip for a full refund, no questions asked.)

(And, if you're looking to plan a New Orleans trip, here's my trip report from 2012. This link's worth clicking just to see a photo of the enormous lobster I ate!)


Sign up for Stash Rewards and earn loyalty points toward independent hotel stays

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Most people know that major chain hotels have loyalty rewards programs, but did you know that independent, boutique, spa and resort hotels have loyalty rewards too? Many independent hotels around the country are part of Stash Rewards. When you stay at a hotel that participates in Stash Rewards, you can earn and accumulate rewards points toward your next stay at any Stash-affiliated property.

Signing up for Stash Rewards is free, and when you sign up now, you'll get 500 FREE points just for signing up! Then, you can browse all of the amazing and luxurious properties that are part of the Stash network.

For example, if a trip to New Orleans is in your future, take a look at the Hotel Mazarin:

The Hotel Mazarin is located in the French Quarter and is filled with New Orleans charm. It has a European-style courtyard and modern amenities in classically-styled rooms that overlook the Quarter or the fountain in the courtyard.

Isn't this beautiful? (It sure beats the big-chain hotels I stayed at on my last trip to New Orleans! You can read that trip report here.)

The Hotel Mazarin is one of seven New Orleans hotels that participate in Stash Rewards. Browse more of these beautiful hotels at neworleanshotelcollection.com!

Don't forget to sign up for your own Stash Rewards account and start earning points today!


Get a FREE subscription to Parents magazine!

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Calling all moms and dads! Parents magazine is offering a FREE one-year subscription! This is a great magazine at a can't-beat-it price... $0.00! You don't have to enter a credit card to subscribe, and you'll never receive a bill.

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Who wants to go to Paris? Enter for your chance to win!

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Oscillo, the popular homeopathic cold remedy, is running a new sweepstakes offering a chance to win a trip to Paris! Their exciting #Oscillo2Paris sweepstakes kicks off today and runs through March 11, 2015. No purchase is necessary to enter! One entry per person per day.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris, France. The prize includes round-trip airfare and airport transfers and deluxe hotel accommodations.

Thirteen weekly winners will receive an Oscillo Travel Prize Pack—one box of Oscillococcinum 6 Dose, a signature red Oscillo scarf, and an official Oscillo luggage tag. And, all sweepstakes participants will receive one $2 OFF Oscillococcinum coupon with every entry.

Enter for a chance to win a trip to Paris from Oscillo! Remember to enter this one daily too!




We've got another great sweepstakes to enter too today. Iberia Airlines asks, "Where would you travel if you could go anywhere?" Iberia is giving away a $500 travel voucher to anywhere they fly! Iberia flies from Chicago to numerous destinations around the USA, as well as Europe -- and yes, Paris!

I've learned that it never hurts to enter -- you can't win it if you aren't in it!

Enter for a chance to win a $500 travel voucher from Iberia Airlines!


Free Kindle ebooks: Cooking, making money, motivation, time management, job hunting

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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.


Frugal and Delicious: Secrets to Saving Thousands in the Kitchen


Easy One Pot Meals for 2: 40 Delicious Everyday Dishes for Two without the cleaning up!


Chicken Recipes From Heaven: 50 Quick, Easy & Delicious 30 Minute Recipes


The Key to Making Money on Craigslist: How I Make Thousands in My Spare Time


Productive, Positive, and Happy - Start Getting the Most Out of Your Life in 21 Days or Less!


Morning Routine & Stop Being Lazy motivational box set


Choosing Delight: True Life Stories of Quitting a Soul-Sucking Job and Doing What You Love for a Living


Work Smarter: Stop Wasting Time, Get Stuff Done, and Live a Better Life


How To Ace Your Phone Interview


The Bright Idea Box: A Proven System to Drive Employee Engagement and Innovation


Gems from Warren Buffett - Wit and Wisdom from 34 Years of Letters to Shareholders


AARP's Juggling Work and Caregiving

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:

Thanks to Prepforshtf.com for spotting some of these ebooks.


SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off cucumbers

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

Click to load this offer to your store card!

Chicagoland shoppers can use SavingStar at Jewel-Osco, Mariano's, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Peapod and more.

*Note to Jewel-Osco shoppers: If you no longer have a Jewel-Osco card, you can also use a Upromise card at Jewel to redeem SavingStar ecoupons at Jewel. No Upromise card? Call 877-932-7948 to request a new Upromise card.


Meijer Deals of the Week: 1/29/15 - 2/4/15

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Here are your Chicago Meijer coupon deals and matchups for the current week in the following Illinois stores: Algonquin, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Elgin, Evergreen Park, McHenry, Oswego, Plainfield, Rolling Meadows, St. Charles:

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Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.

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Top deals:
.25 McCormick taco or Mexican seasonings, .49 Chi-Chi's salsa & tortillas, .58 Heluva Good dip, .66 Pringles, .67 Sweet Baby Ray's dipping sauce or marinade, .75 Rotel tomatoes, $1 Hormel Compleats, $1.17 Hefty foam plates or bowls, $1.50 Kraft shredded or chunk cheeses, $1.50 Ore-Ida potatoes, $1.50 Orville Redenbacher's microwave popcorn, $1.50 Totino's Pizza or Bold Rolls, $1.62 Nabisco crackers, $1.66 Kellogg's cereals, $2 Planters peanuts, $2.24 Clairol Natural Instincts and Nice 'N Easy haircolors, $2.49 Red Baron pizzas, $2.50 Johnsonville Italian sausage, $2.50 Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, $2.75 Farmland bacon, $2.99 Tide, $3.50 DiGiorno pizzas

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Many 50% off clearances going on at Meijer: 50% off clearance toys, electronics, sporting goods

I just got back from the Algonquin, Illinois Meijer, where they have many, many good clearance sales going on:

  • Clearance toys are 50% off the lowest marked price
  • Clearance electronics are 50% off the lowest marked price
  • Clearance outdoor gear is 50% off the lowest marked price

I also saw clearance clothing at an additional 25% off, and clearance shoes were another 30% off the lowest price too.

January is the month of the year in which I try to buy as many toys as I can for my children's and nieces' birthdays, Christmas, and other throughout-the-year gifts. I got some unbelievable deals today -- Lego sets for .49 each, Disney Princess toys for $1.75, a Darth Vader hooded sweatshirt for $3.75, a snow brush for .49, and Disney Infinity 3-packs for $13.12!

Check out some of these amazing bargains:


New Super-Couponing Tips column: Readers' reasons for not using coupons

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Readers' reasons for not using coupons." Here's an excerpt:

"You asked why people coupon. I can tell you why I do not.

"I don't coupon because I don't buy processed foods, except a few crackers and canned tomatoes. Out of 100 possible coupons in a flier, there might be two I could use, so the wasted time is more valuable than the 50 cents I could have saved by buying four tubes of not-my-favorite brand of toothpaste. I'm happy that so many people seem to save so much by using coupons, but it worries me to think about what they are actually eating and I question the nutritional price they are paying."

Read this entire column at NWItimes.com.