$5 Disney plush animals, story books and puzzles at Kohl's!

I love when Kohl's runs its Kohl's Cares promotion each year. Kohl's donates 100% of the profits from its $5 toys and books to children's health and education charities worldwide. This season, it's all about Disney!

Kohl's has a great selection of beloved Disney plush characters, books and puzzles for just $5 each. These plush toys are so cute! Choose from Pluto, Dumbo, Baloo, Lady, Patch or Simba!

Choose your favorite children's storybooks for just $5 each as well -- each one corresponds to a featured plush Disney character.

You can also pick up a 300-piece Disney jigsaw puzzle for just $5! These are great gift ideas for the kids in your life... remember, the holiday season is just nine weeks away!

Browse Kohl's Cares $5 Disney toys, books and puzzles at Kohls.com!

Use code SHIP2You for free shipping with Kohl's charge through 10/27.
Use code Trick30 for 30% off sitewide with Kohl's charge through 10/27.
Use code Oct20CC for 20% off sitewide with Kohl's charge through 11/14.

Deals of the Week for October 26, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

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

New blog giveaway this week: Enter to win a Nonni's Biscotti Holiday Gift Pack! They have new biscotti flavors for the holiday season -- pumpkin and gingerbread!

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Have a great week of shopping and saving!

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Incredible P&G Catalina coming next week to Jewel - get ready!

8:00am UPDATE 10/29: Catalinas are rolling!
10:00am UPDATE 10/29: I'm back from my Jewel & did two transactions back to back to verify Catalina IS rolling.

Heads up! We have a fantastic P&G Catalina coming to Jewel-Osco next week. The Catalina begins on 10/29, but I'm sharing the details of it with you now so you can plan to get at least four newspapers this weekend. If you don't currently get multiple newspapers, you may want to spring for a few extra this Sunday so that you have the very valuable Febreze and Pantene Buy One Get One FREE coupons that will make this Catalina deal so sweet next week.

Dollar Tree and Menards sell the Sunday Chicago Tribune on Saturday for $1. (You can get multiple copies delivered to your home for .75 each with these discount codes too!)

P&G products are part of a tiered Catalina 10/29/14 - 11/11/14:

Buy $25, get $7 Catalina
Buy $30, get $10 Catalina
Buy $35, get $15 Catalina

I'm going to list the scenarios FIRST so you can determine how many coupons and papers you'll need for what you want to buy, and the product list and matchups will follow below. Again, remember that this sale does not begin until 10/29. Also note that many of these scenarios depend on coupons that expire on 10/31! Plan to shop sooner than later...


Buy eight Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $20)
Buy four Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $34)
Buy one Puffs ($1.67, now $35.67)
Use four $1 Febreze candle coupons (after 10/31, use two $1.50 off 2 Febreze coupons)
Use four Buy One Get One Free Febreze coupons
Use one $3-off-2 Pantene coupon and two Buy Shampoo Get Conditioner Free coupons
Use one .25 Puffs coupon
Pay $11.72 and get a $15 Catalina. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


Buy eight Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $20)
Buy two more Febreze items of your choice ($2.50 each, now $25)
Buy four Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $39)
Load the SavingStar $5-off-$25 Febreze ecoupon
Use four $1 Febreze candle coupons and one $1.50-off-2 Febreze coupon
(after 10/31, use three $1.50 off 2 Febreze coupons)
Use four Buy One Get One Free Febreze coupons
Use one $3-off-2 Pantene coupon and two Buy Shampoo Get Conditioner Free coupons
Pay $13.50 and get a $15 Catalina AND $5 back from SavingStar for buying Febreze. Again, ALL FREE and a larger moneymaker!


Buy eight Pantene shampoos and conditioners ($3.50 each, now $28)
Buy four Febreze candles ($2.50 each, now $38)
Use the $5-off-3 Pantene coupon and a $1 Pantene printable
Use four Buy One Get One Free Pantene coupons
Use two $1 Febreze candle coupons (after 10/31, use the $1.50-off-2 Febreze coupon)
Use two Buy One Get One Free Febreze candle coupons
Pay $11 and get a $15 Catalina. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


UPDATE: My store has Set & Refresh priced at $2.50, NOT $4.49! If yours does too, this scenario WILL NOT work as the prices are too low. You'll need to add additional items to get to $35!

Buy eight Febreze Set & Refresh ($4.49 each, now $35.92)
Use two $1.50 off 2 coupons (now $32.92)
Use four Buy One Get One Free coupons (they're good only up to $3.99 each)
Pay $16.96 and get a $15 Catalina AND $5 back from SavingStar for buying Febreze. ALL FREE and a moneymaker!


UPDATE: I've heard some stores have this Tide priced at $14.99, NOT the $17.49 price. If yours does too, you'll need FOUR boxes of Puffs for the following scenario. Remember to use the $1.50-off-3 Puffs coupon on these!

Buy two Tide ($17.49 each, now $34.98)
Buy one Puffs ($1.67, now $36.65)
Use two $2 Tide coupons and one .25 Puffs coupon
Pay $32.40 and get a $15 Catalina. That's $17.40 for two, or $8.70 each! (Plus "free" Puffs!)

FREE one year subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!

Who doesn't enjoy perusing the headlines of entertainment magazines in the checkout lane? Now, you'll be able to keep up on all of the celeb gossip from the comfort of your own home... with two FREE one-year electronic subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!

These are digital subscriptions, so you'll need a smartphone or tablet to access the free Zinio app, which powers these subscriptions.

Go get your free one-year subscription to Star Magazine... and then go get your free one-year subscription to OK Magazine!

One fish, two fish, gold fish, new fish?

It's Halloween party and Fall Fun Fair time again, and if you're a parent, you just may find yourself in the same situation as we are:

Yes, that's my son (the ninja!) showing off the new goldfish he won at his school's fun fair. We were not planning to get another fish, but fortunately, thanks to a Meijer fish tank clearance last year, we were prepared for a new fish's arrival.

If you suddenly find yourself in the same situation this season with a newly-acquired pet fish, you may want to check your local Meijer for another fish tank clearance. I just got back from the Algonquin Meijer, and the entire back wall of the pet section is filled with small and large fish bowls and tanks on clearance!

Betta bowls are $2.75 each, and large fish bowl/tanks are $3.75 each. I saw Dr. Seuss, Barbie, Hello Kitty and Avengers styles. The price sure is right if you need a home for a new fish.

Facebook confirms secret coupon groups were shut down for illicit activity

Back in September, many large, secret Facebook groups devoted to coupon resale and misuse were unceremoniously shut down. Speculation ensued online as to whether this was a random decision on Facebook's part or whether there was industry involvement.

Coupons In The News has a story today with additional details about the shutdown:

Finally, a definitive answer to the question first raised a month ago – is Facebook really shutting down coupon groups?

Yes – and investigators working on behalf of the coupon industry are behind it.

Facebook has repeatedly refused comment on the issue. But a firm that specializes in corporate security and risk management now confirms to Coupons in the News that it was their company that investigated and alerted Facebook to nearly a hundred groups engaging in questionable coupon activity. And Facebook responded by shutting the groups down.

Brand Technologies president Jane Beauchamp says the company conducted a months-long undercover investigation of a number of Facebook coupon groups – many of them “secret” and invitation-only. The main focus was on groups that openly discussed and advocated coupon fraud, such as decoding coupons’ bar codes, exploiting so-called “glitches” that allow you to use high-value coupons on lower-priced products for which they’re not intended.

“We investigated, presented to our clients and after their review, Facebook reviewed the groups we documented as well, and took action that corresponded with their community standards,” Beauchamp told Coupons in the News.

Facebook’s community standards include a prohibition against users “promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others.” Defrauding companies and retailers by misusing coupons – and then boasting about it and teaching others how to do it – would certainly seem to be a violation of that Facebook policy.

This has been a busy week for news regarding coupon misuse on Facebook. Earlier this week, the CIC announced its own investigation into illicit coupon activity on Facebook.

9 Fridays Until Christmas Gift Idea: Paw Clean dog paw washer

There are only NINE Fridays left until Christmas. (Can you believe it?) Each Friday, as we get closer to the holiday, I'll share a fun or interesting gift with you...

Today's gift idea? A Paw Clean Canine Footbath!

I have one of these, and I can tell you that it's one of the simplest, greatest ideas I've ever seen for dog lovers. Whenever your dog comes inside with muddy paws (which, this fall, seems to be every other day at our house!), you fill the Paw Clean with warm water up to the fill line. Gently put your pet's paw inside and swish the bottle around. It has a split neoprene top to seal around your dog's leg so the water doesn't splash out. The mud washes away and stays in the bottle. It also comes with a microfiber cloth to wipe the dog's paws off after washing.

I'm telling you, this thing is so simple and yet so effective. You could probably make one of these out of an empty soda bottle (hey, there's another gift idea, crafty people!) but the size and design of this makes it worth the money. I picked mine up at an L.L. Bean store over the summer for $9.99. Amazon has them for a little more.

Here are a few photos of mine:

Buy the Paw Clean dog paw washer at Amazon.

And, to my beautiful sister, if you're reading this... don't buy one. Already got you one for Christmas!

Have you found a fun or interesting gift item online you'd like to share? Feel free to share it, and I may feature it as a future Friday gift idea...

SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Cadbury Screme Egg!

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 (Jewel, CVS, Mariano's) and others use post-redemption of receipts -- snap a photo of your receipt and upload it.

Click to load this new offer via SavingStar!

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

Checkout 51 offers for October 23, 2014

Checkout 51 Offers

Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) has new ecoupon offers to load. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)

Here's a peek at some of the new offers. Offers valid today until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening:

- .25 off pumpkins
- .50 off tomatoes
- .25 off bananas
- .25 off salad mix
- $1 off Pledge
- .75 off Superpretzel
- $1 off Wild Garden hummus

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!

GIVEAWAY: Win Nonni's Limited Edition Holiday Biscotti!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Nonni's. I have been compensated for this giveaway.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winner is samminas!

Super-Couponers, here's a tasty giveaway you won't want to miss!

Nonni's Biscotti makes delicious, twice-baked biscotti treats that are sold coast to coast in supermarkets around the country. To celebrate the warmth of the holiday season, Nonni's has two new limited-edition holiday biscotti flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread!

Want to try them? You may be the lucky reader who wins both of these new flavors of Nonni's Biscotti to enjoy! To enter, simply post a reply in the comments! This Nonni's Biscotti Bites giveaway begins today, October 23 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on October 29, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on October 30th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!