New Super-Couponing Tips column: Extreme Coupon Charades

This week's syndicated Super-Couponing Tips column is entitled "Extreme Coupon Charades." Here's an excerpt:

"It shouldn't surprise anyone that reality television is often anything but real. While the television show "Extreme Couponing" was canceled two years ago, it lives on in syndication. Whenever it airs in reruns, readers write with questions about what they're seeing on TV:

'I was watching "Extreme Couponing" on TV the other day. I did notice on a couple of the shows where the couponer bought $1,000 or so of food and accessories for 1 cent and everybody was happy that they paid nothing for all that food.

Who pays the taxes that are clearly listed on the tape register? You may have a 1-cent balance after all the coupons are run, but somebody has to pay the taxes, and I'm sure it's not the store.'"

Read this entire column at

Crazy 8 kids' clothing sale: Prices start at just .88!

TODAY ONLY! Crazy 8's having a sale on children's clothing and accessories, and prices start at just .88!

- Accessories begin at .88
- Tees start at $2.88
- Swimwear starts at $3.88

Browse today's monday sale at Crazy 8!

Vistaprint sale: Up to 50% off holiday orders, 40% off one item

Is it too early to start thinking about the holidays and Christmas cards? Vistaprint is offering up to 50% off all holiday-themed product orders with code BEMERRY!

You can also get 40% off any single item in your cart with code PICKONE.

Make something great at Vistaprint!

Sign up for email savings from Carter's and Oshkosh

Are you a fan of Carter's and Oshkosh? Both companies make quality clothes for children, and both also offer coupons and discounts to their email subscribers. If you're not on their list, you may be missing out on some good discounts -- I often get 15 and 20% coupons to our local Oshkosh store.

Sign up for Carter's and Oshkosh discounts!

Deals of the Week for October 19, 2014 are live!

Deals of the Week are live!

Sunday's Chicago Tribune has ONE insert: SmartSource (SS.)
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 Kind Organics multivitamin gift pack!

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Have a great week of shopping and saving!

All You

Mariano's Deals of the Week: 10/16/14 - 10/29/14

Here are your Mariano's coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland. I use the Arlington Heights version of the ad for matchups:
View weekly ad | SavingStar ecoupons | Checkout 51 ecoupons
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:
.73 Barilla pasta, .85 Imperial spread, $1 No Yolks egg noodles, $1.25 Domino organic sugar, $1.50 Philadelphia cream cheese, $2 Simply Potatoes hash browns, $3.75 King Arthur flour, $4 Roundy's organic peanut butter, $4.75 De Cecco olive oil,
$6.50 Roundy's coconut oil

Saturday, Oct. 18th: Medium pizzas for $1 at Chicagoland Dominos Pizza locations

Today's the day! My blog forum's been buzzing about a $1 Dominos Pizza deal taking place today. Here are the details...

Dominos is celebrating its 100th location in Chicago, so for 100 minutes today (noon to 1:40pm) they're selling medium pizzas for 100 pennies each - $1.00!

There is a limit of 5 pizzas per person. Anticipate madness and pizza-induced elation at Chicagoland Dominos locations.

Note that there is NOTHING on Dominos' website or Facebook about this promo -- the WGN story is the only mention I've seen. You may want to call your local Dominos and verify participation.

10 Fridays Until Christmas Gift Idea: Ugly NFL Sweaters!

There are only TEN Fridays left until Christmas. (Can you believe it?) I've been getting a few emails asking if I will be doing a holiday gift guide or listing fun gift deals and ideas. Why not? So, each Friday, as we get closer to the holiday, I'll share a fun or interesting gift to share with you...

Today's gift idea? Ugly NFL Sweaters Yes, you can enjoy all the fun of the "ugly sweater" trend while supporting your team! Amazon has official, NFL-licensed ugly sweaters featuring all of your favorite (or least favorite!) teams.

Browse Ugly NFL Sweaters at Amazon!

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

SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Ortega Taco Mix

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.

Print now for $4 Well Beginnings jumbo diapers at Walgreens next week!

$1.50 off One
Well Beginnings
Print Coupon

Who needs a diaper deal? Beginning 10/19 at Walgreens, Well Beginnings jumbo pack diapers will be on sale for $8.79 per pack or 2-for-$11. Buy two and use two $1.50 printables. Pay $8 for two, or $4 each!

For the size 4 31ct. diapers shown in ad, this works out to less than .13 per diaper -- a great price for diapers!