New Kellogg's Family Rewards codes: Grab 150 FREE points PLUS 800 end-of-summer bonus points!

Reader Jackie S. writes to share that Kellogg's Family Rewards has 150 new free points to load today:

GOLITTLELEAGUERS - 50 points - now expired
KFRLABORDAYBONUS - 50 points - now expired
FREEPTSFROMERNIE - 50 points - now expired

AND, if you have product code points (from actual product packages) to enter - WAIT until 9/2! You'll get 400 bonus points when you enter any four product codes between 9/2/14 and 9/4/14. You can earn this bonus TWICE, so that's another 800 potential FREE points for you!

If you haven't used any of the previous codes, there are 340 more free points to grab here:

KFRSHARETHANKS20 – 20 points
HOWITWORKS20PNTS - 20 points
"Like" Kellogg's Family Rewards on Facebook at this link and get another code for 100 free points!

If any of these older codes no longer work, please post below and I'll remove them from the list.

Friday Fun: My Yankee Candle clearance find at Meijer

I stopped into Meijer yesterday to pick up some of the sale items, and I browsed the clearance endcaps too. I spotted Yankee Candle 22-ounce dual-wick jars on clearance for $7! These normally sell for $29.99. I thought, "Wow, that's super cheap for Yankee."

Of course, they were all the same scent, so I'm just guessing that this scent wasn't terribly popular...


Tailgating? What does tailgating smell like?

Well, let me tell you. Tailgating apparently smells like grilled meats with a heavy touch of bacon. This candle cracked me up! I cannot imagine what occasion I might light this up for. However, I found the idea of having guests come over and smell the scent of grilled meats wafting through our house hilarious, and I bought it.

Also, I will tell you that having the lid off the jar is driving my dog crazy. He really, really wants to taste it.

I'm also wondering if I was lured to buy this meat candle simply because I know what Yankee Candles usually sell for. That's one of the pitfalls of clearance shopping, right? Is it really a deal just because it's cheap?

Judging from the reactions of my family members, this candle was absolutely worth getting. Everyone's been laughing at it... except my teenager, who simply said "That's awful."

Photos of Patrick Sharp working at Jewel-Osco yesterday

Yesterday, the Chicago Blackhawks' own Patrick Sharp worked as a Jewel-Osco cashier at the Carol Stream Jewel yesterday! Reader SSMark1 shared some photos taken by his friend Elizabeth Gutowski:

SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Domino or C&H brown sugar

Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 1lb. box of Domino® or C&H® Brown Sugar. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie!.Expires 8/31/2014.Save 100%.

What a nice Friday Freebie!
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.

Locally, 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.

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.

Print now for $1.99 All laundry detergent next week at Walgreens!

SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) all® product (excludes trial size)

Beginning 8/31 at Walgreens, 28-33 liquid All laundry detergent, 40-load All powder and 20-24ct. All Mighty Pacs will be on sale for $2.99.

Use this $1 printable or the $2-off-2 from the 8/3 RP1 to drop these to $1.99 each! This is a great, stock-up price for All!

Print now for $2.75 Dunkin' Donuts coffee creamer at Walgreens

.75 off One
Dunkin' Donuts
coffee creamer
Print Coupon

Beginning 8/31 at Walgreens, Dunkin' Donuts coffee creamers will be on sale for $3.99 each or 2-for-$7. Buy two and use two .75 printables. You'll drop the price to $2.75 per bottle! These are the big 32-ounce bottles too.

Mmm, bacon! Help me decipher my Walgreens receipt...

Last week, I wrote about changes to Walgreen's acceptance of Register Rewards. Their coupon policy doesn't allow a Register Reward to exceed the cost of one item, where you could previously apply the balance of a larger $5 or $10 reward over multiple, lower-priced items.

I went to Walgreens today to stock up on bacon (16oz. Oscar Mayer is $3 after Balance Rewards - a super price!) and I had a $5 Register Reward from doing the Crest deal earlier in the week. I still had some Crest coupons left, so I did another round (Crest is .33 per tube after coupon/RR.)

Then, armed with two $5 Register Rewards, I decided to try to use them to buy my bacon. Reader SSMark1 noted that in his experience, as long as you are buying one item in your transaction that equals or exceeds the cost of the Register Reward, in his experience, you could use it. This does contradict the written policy, but I figured - let's see what happens...

Bear with me as I try to explain this, because it's a little confusing.

As I was loading my basket with bacon, I noticed many summer items on clearance. I picked up a mesh backpack for $5.49 (thought it looked like a good way to keep my kids sand toys together and the bag sand-free) and a beach bag for $1.25.

So, I bought one $5.49 item (mesh backpack,) one $1.25 item (beach bag) and eight $4 items (bacon.)

I handed over two $5 Crest Register Rewards. Both scanned without issue, and I paid $29.82 with tax & got 8000 Balance Rewards points ($8) back for the bacon.

Now, the question is...

1) Did both of my two $5 Register Rewards attach to the mesh backpack, as it was the only item that exceeded their $5 face values, or;

2) Is the store's register not yet updated to exclude RRs from being used on lower-priced items?

GIVEAWAY: Win a KidStuff 2014-2015 Chicagoland coupon savings book!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by KidStuff Coupon Books. I have received copies of the KidStuff Chicago Area coupon book, as well as information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winners are Slucas46 and MelsHome!

Are you familiar with KidStuff coupon books? They're filled with hundreds of 50% off and 2-for-1 local discounts on family-friendly destinations for dining, groceries, shopping, services, attractions and more!

KidStuff offers localized coupon books throughout the United States as school fundraisers. The books sell for $25, and the profit is split with local schools. They've got a new 2014-2015 coupon book for Chicagoland, and I've got two of these great books to give away to two readers!

Here are some of the great coupons you'll find inside the KidStuff Chicago Area coupon book. All are valid through 12/31/15:

  • Jewel-Osco: $5 off $100 grocery purchase (3 coupons)
  • Toys R Us: $5 off $25 purchase (4 coupons)
  • Carsons: $25 off $75 purchase
  • Macy's: 15% off regular, sale or clearance purchase
  • Ulta: $5 off $15
  • Regal Cinemas: $2 off movie ticket (4 coupons)
  • Discovery Center museum, Rockford: Buy One Get One Free admission
  • Magic Waters waterpark: $5 off admission for up to 4 people ($20 total)
  • Museum of Science and Industry: $4 off admission for up to 2 people
  • Santa's Village Azoosment Park: Buy One Get One Half Off admission
  • Pump It Up: Buy One Get One Free pop-in play admission
  • Denny's: 20% off entire check
  • Dunkin Donuts: .99 Lattes

There are many more offers in this book too - lots of local family entertainment coupons inside. You can browse a full list of offers too on their site.

Want a chance to win one of these KidStuff Chicagoland coupon books? Simply post a reply in the comments under this article! This giveaway begins today, August 28th, 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on September 3, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on September 4th, two winners will be chosen via a random number generator!

Back-to-School shopping survey: Your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Now that we're past the Back-to-School shopping madness, take a breather, reflect on your good deals... and maybe win a $100 Amazon gift card! is doing a short survey on what influenced your Back-to-School purchasing decisions. It really is short - I completed the survey in less than one minute! If you care to share this info, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Click to take the survey! The deadline for completing this survey is 8/31.

New Checkout 51 offers for August 28, 2014

Checkout 51 Offers

Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) will have new ecoupon offers to load at midnight tonight. Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. Here's a peek at the new offers:

Offers valid 8/28/14 until 11:59PM EST 9/3/14:

- .25 off any tortilla chips
- .25 off any salsa
- .25 off any bananas
- .50 off La Preferida Jalapeno nacho slices
- .25 off La Preferida black beans
- .30 off La Preferida chickpeas
- $1 off 3 McCormick Grill Mates marinade mixes
- $1 off 2 McCormick Grill Mates seasoning blends
- $1 off 3 McCormick Grill Mates products
- $1 off All You magazine
- $1 off Dole canned pineapple juice
- $1 off Arla Dofino cheese
- $3 off RoC anti aging product
- .25 off Baker's Joy product
- .25 off Cream of Wheat
- $1 off Dream non dairy beverages
- $1 off Dream frozen non dairy desserts
- $1 off Imagine chunky style soups
- $1 off Animeals 4 Kids sauces
- .50 off Halls drops bags
- $1.00 off Wild Garden hummus dip
- $1.00 off 2 SuperPretzel products
- $1.00 off 2 Kim & Scott's gourmet pretzel products
- $1.00 off 2 Luigi's Real Italian Ice products
- .50 off World Peas
- $1.50 off 2 Blue Dragon products
- .50 off 2 Nongshim meal noodles
- .50 off Glade jar candles
- $1.00 off 2 Glade wax melts
- $1.00 off Glade Plugins scented oil starter kit or warmer

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!