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Deals of the Week on the Jonathon Brandmeier radio show | Super-Couponing radio segments


Jill Cataldo's "Deals of the Week"

In the summer of 2008, longtime Chicago radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier asked if I'd come on the air to talk about grocery deals on 97.9 The Loop ... and "Deals of the Week" quickly became a popular, recurring segment in Chicagoland. In 2009, Johnny and the Loop parted ways.

But in December 2011, Johnny B returned to Chicago's airwaves... this time on the "50,000 watt blowtorch" that is WGN Radio! Over 10 million people listen to WGN each week in Chicagoland, with even more tuning in from around the country -- WGN 720 AM can be heard in 38 of the 50 states! And... Deals of the Week's back on the air. Here's an archive of clips from the new WGN show:

5/8/12: Deals of the Week #6 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WGN (9:57)
.25 Dr. Pepper 2-liters, Free Clothing Day at Sears Outlet, Mother's Day ideas, and Johnny's fascination with Chicago' dismantled Marilyn Monroe statue (see the photos!).

4/10/12: Deals of the Week #5 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WGN (8:11)
Jill's $2 seven-pound ham, free I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, free Heluva Good dip, and a free Reach toothbrush for Johnny.

3/06/12: Deals of the Week #4 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WGN (6:53)
$1 Eggo waffles with free milk, .43 Kraft cheese, $1 De Wafelbakkers frozen pancakes, free Colgate, free jelly beans.

2/28/12: Deals of the Week #3 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WGN (11:22)
.25 Ore-Ida Easy Fries, Walgreens freebies, and FREE pancakes at IHOP today... even though Johnny can't believe it.

2/21/12: Deals of the Week #2 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WGN (6:25)
FREE Tylenol Precise, .67 milk at Dominick's, $1.99 Just For Men haircolor, and FREE Boiron ColdCalm.

2/7/12: Deals of the Week #1 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WGN (10:37)
Back after a long hiatus! A super beer, pizza, and ice cream deal, .75 Welch's jelly, free clothing day at Sears Outlet... and free lube at Walgreens.


Here's an archive of my Deals of the Week segments from 2008-2009 on WLUP The Loop. With so many weeks' worth of "Deals," we had some really fun, memorable mornings on the air! My favorites are marked in blue.


Classic Deals of the Week on the Jonathon Brandmeier show - 97.9 FM WLUP "The Loop" radio in Chicago) (2008-2009)

8/28/09: Deals of the Week #35 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (10:02)
Cheap cooking oil, cheap ketchup, cheap Axe body wash, free French bread, and another Super-Couponing DVD giveaway...

8/19/09: Deals of the Week #34 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (23:19)
It's a Super-Couponing DVD giveaway as Johnny has me quizzing callers on good prices for groceries - plus free yogurt, cheap lunchbox snacks, and a dirt cheap deal on alcohol before the $4/bottle tax kicks in Sept. 1.


3/24/09: Deals of the week #33 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (16:39)
LIVE in the studio! Cheap frozen food, 5lbs. of potatoes for .50, cheap tomatoes, and Johnny analyzes this week's free Gillette body wash. (The next day, Johnny and Vince had fun with the Glade air freshener I left in the studio too!)

3/18/09: Deals of the week #32 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (10:35)
A super Kellogg's deal, .09 applesauce, free Listerine and Reach, and free soap.

3/10/09: Deals of the week #31 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (15:55)
7 packages of cheese for a dollar, cheap cereal, Huggies for .66 a pack, free shampoo and air freshener, and .24 Crest.

3/3/09: Deals of the week #30 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (13:59)
Frozen food bonanza, cheap cereal, snack bars, depression-era cooking, and Johnny's favorite uses for the Venus razor that's on sale.

2/25/09: Deals of the week #29 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (22:11)
Super-cheap Grands biscuits, a tuna & mayo deal, a debate on which is better, Reynolds Wrap or Saran Wrap, and inexplicably, an installment of "Cougar Talk."

2/17/09: Deals of the week #28 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (13:19)
Cheap salad dressing, cheap lunch snacks, razors for under a nickel apiece, free soap and free toothpaste.

2/10/09: Deals of the week #27 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (10:09)
Jewel's big freezer deal, free cereal, cheap toothbrushes and toothpaste, a free razor just for gamers, and four days of free breakfasts!

2/3/09: Deals of the week #26 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (24:09)
The $2.99 pizza and pop special, bargain brats with mustard, how to improve cheap, canned stew, and a discussion of gourmet tater tots.

1/27/09: Deals of the week #25 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (10:14)
Cheap salsa, meats, & free 3-D glasses for Super Bowl game day, cheap cat food, free toothpaste and free shampoo.

1/22/09: Deals of the week #24 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (10:30)
Free Ocean Spray juice, free toaster waffles, cheap baby food, CVS freebies, and... do we really want to eat Spam?

1/15/09: Deals of the week #23 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (9:56)
Mystery shopping: Is it worth it? $0.50 granola bars, cheap peanut butter, free bottled water, free Equal, and cheap toothpaste.

12/16/08: Deals of the week #22 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (9:11)
Free coffee creamer, .29 Kellogg's cereal, free soup, free gift wrap & cheap gift ideas, including a rather risqué stocking stuffer...

12/9/08: Deals of the week #21 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (13:12)
Finally, a deal on cheap alcohol for Johnny, cheap cereal, cheap cookies, free electric candles (Johnny was on a roll with these!)and Christmas gift ideas at great prices.

12/2/08: Deals of the week #20 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (17:45)
Free toothpaste, cheap laundry detergent, cheap organic foods, a Redbox movie deal, and Loop staffer Mark wants to save money but doesn't want to use coupons (c'mon Mark, get over it..!)

11/18/08: Deals of the week #19 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (13:52)
Cheap lunch snacks and Healthy Choice frozen meals, Thanksgiving specials, Dr. Pepper Guns N' Roses giveaway, and Lee Iacocca's own brand of butter (really.)

11/11/08: Deals of the week #18 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (9:08)
Cheap Chex mix, free shampoo and toothpaste, cheap pumpkin & frosting... and a discussion of breath mints.

11/4/08: Deals of the week #17 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (14:06)
Cheap laundry soap, ice cream, cake mix, free gum, free toothpaste, and Election Day freebies!

10/28/08: Deals of the week #16 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (24:45)
Free soup, cheap pasta, free razors, double coupon days at Kmart, and numerous listeners endorse the Uncrustables PB&J sandwich.

10/21/08: Deals of the week #15 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (8:00)
Cheap and free shampoo, free moisturizer, free cold medicine, free breakfast bars, cheap popcorn, free dog treats, and potential free tacos too!

10/14/08: Deals of the week #14 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (8:56)
Cheap carrots and tomato paste, free toothpaste, free cough medicine, free shampoo and cheap chocolate!

10/08/08: Deals of the week #13 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (15:34)
Super-cheap Goldfish crackers, cheap cereal, cheap shampoo, free barbecue sauce and free stop-smoking lozenges (really.)

9/30/08: Deals of the week #12 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (12:57)
Cheap rising-crust pizzas, cheap shampoo, candle and toothbrush moneymakers, cheap razors, and a super-cheap grocery deal!

9/23/08: Deals of the week #11 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (18:57)
Cheap Cheerios, cheap dog food, free toothbrushes and dental floss, free deodorant... and Johnny gets mad at me! (But no worries, it was back to being a Deals love-fest by the end.)

9/16/08: Deals of the week #10 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (9:23)
Free vegetables, a Glade Plug-Ins moneymaker, cheap toilet paper, 24-cent toothpaste, 30-cent boxes of granola bars, and web freebies!

9/9/08: Deals of the week #9 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (6:52)
Free Kashi organic foods, free cough syrup, free mouthwash, free deodorant, and cheap diapers!

9/2/08: Deals of the week #8 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (11:26)
Free Pop-Tarts, juice boxes at 3 cents apiece, free razors and free dish soap!

8/20/08: Deals of the week #7 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (9:08)
Free toilet paper, cheap ice cream, free Snausages, free Cascade, and a free $10 gas card too!

8/12/08: Deals of the week #6 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (12:46)
11 bottles of ketchup for 89 cents, 6 boxes of microwave popcorn for 14 cents, cheap pudding cups, free dog food and cat treats, and how to book a hotel room for under $10 a night!

7/29/08: Deals of the week #5 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (11:59)
Free Cheerios and pet food, cheap Mitchum deodorant, 1 cent school supplies, and to Johnny's disbelief... 99 cent backpacks! One listener even went to Menards to check out the quality of the backpacks, then called in with a report.

7/16/08: Deals of the week #4 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (8:38)
Free Dark Knight movie tickets and free milk when you purchase cheap General Mills cereal, free L'Oreal shampoo, free pasta and free Bic pens.

7/1/08: Deals of the week #3 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (9:08)
Tilapia fish fillets $1/lb, free pretzels, a super-cheap diaper deal, and the free marshmallow deal gets even better with an in-store coupon for free Oscar Meyer hot dogs!

6/24/08: Deals of the Week #2 - Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (10:38)
Free marshmallows, cheap Eskimo Pie ice cream treats, cheap Kellogg's cereal, free produce, cheap deli cheese.

6/17/08: The Coupon Queen with Jonathon Brandmeier - WLUP (11:26)
The first segment I did with Johnny after the Sun-Times article hit. I explain how to get great grocery deals.


Radio segments

1/29/11: WGN Chicago - Lou Manfredini (9:53)
Lou learns about Super-Couponing, as improving one's home budget is something many listeners are interested in!

11/18/10: WCCM Massachusetts - The Workday Cafe
As Black Friday approaches, the Workday Cafe crew had me back to discuss all the great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming next week.

10/22/10 - The Kiki Vale Show, WJJG Chicago (17:33) [Part 2 of interview] (17:51) [Part 3 of interview] (17:19)
Kiki does a very in-depth interview with me on coupons, shopping, saving, and life.

10/10/10: WJR Detroit - The Warren Pierce Show
Warren did an interview with me to discuss Super-Couponing and what we could get free at the store with this weekend's coupon inserts!

9/14/10: WCCM Massachusetts - The Workday Cafe
Bruce Arnold interviewed me after becoming a reader of my nationally-syndicated newspaper column and learned how to get products free with coupons.

7/23/10: ChicagoNow's "Ay Mama!" (15:00) Chicago television personality Ana Beleval discussed Super-Couponing with me on her radio show for Chicago moms.

4/13/2010: WRMN's "Making Money Work" (30:37)
WRMN's "Making Money Work" show devoted an entire half-hour to Super-Couponing, talking about how to save on groceries and answering questions from listeners.

5/13/2009: Chicago Public Radio (22:50)
Chicago Public Radio's Vocalo.org learns more about Super-Couponing and just how deep the discounts are that we coupon shoppers get on the things we buy!

11/18/08: WDCB Public Radio (9:46)
College of DuPage public radio asks how I got started with Super-Couponing and what I teach in my classes.

6/18/08: Happenings Q & A Kenosha - WLIP (26:33)
The Happenings radio show pairs me with a manager from a Wisconsin Piggly Wiggly grocery store discussing how to get the best deals on groceries.

6/12/08: Smart Shopper Jill Cataldo joins Don Wade & Roma - WLS (3:57)
Don and Roma wanted to know if I really spent just $65/week for my household... and how I kept the kids from tipping the huge tower of cereal boxes down when the Sun-Times came to photograph us.


Johnny B's Show 4/21/09 ???

Were you on the show this week Jill? I cannot listen in the mornings but I like to listen to the link that you post here.

No

I haven't been on for a few weeks -- I'll let you know though the next time I'm scheduled. :)

Johnny's show

Do we need to tell him how much we love your segment on the radio and that we have been missing it these last few weeks???

great segment!

Jill! You guys were really on a roll this morning, (get it?) Very entertaining!

Hilarious!

Johnny is the king of taking one thing and running with it in a completely different direction :) I love being a part of the show each week, but yes, today's was particularly entertaining..!

I was chuckling listening

I was chuckling listening today - and I think Johnny may want to check the urban dictionary before he uses certain phrases!

hyper

I think JB has met his match in finding someone as hyper as he is! Way to go Jill I second that very funny show today

Oh man

I laughed so hard when you were on Johnny today, it was the best yet. So damn funny I about drove off the road. You have such a rapport with him. Do you tell him ahead of time what things you will talk about?

Absolutely...not!

No, we just go on and wing it! It's pretty free-form, just like most of his show! (Can't you tell?)