Deals of the Week for February 24, 2009
This week's already off to a start with some fantastic deals! A big welcome to our new Super-Couponers from Park Ridge, Huntley, Geneva, Arlington Heights, and Roselle, and of course the many listeners from Johnny B's show as well...
If you're new to the site, take a quick minute to read Using this site and bring yourself up to speed on all the coupon lingo and abbreviations. Unless otherwise noted, grocery store deals run through Wednesday of this week, and the pharmacy deals run through Saturday.
It's going to be a GRAND week at Jewel! Did you see the "Buy 10, save $10" ad in this week's spotlight flier? These sales can be a LOT of fun... especially with coupons!
And of course, the GRAND thing to be buying here (hint, hint) are the Pillsbury Grands biscuits. They're on sale for $1.25 a can. Buying 10 cans will cost $12.50, and you'll get $10 back at checkout. $2.50 for 10 cans of Grands is already dirt cheap... but let's make it even better with some coupons!
Now, I love it when there are coupons in the Blinkie dispenser that line up with the product I want to buy... and this sale is no exception! Look for a dispenser at your store that has .75 off 3 coupons inside. With 3 coupons, you'll pay $10.25 for your 10 cans... and get $10 back!
If you've been saving your coupon inserts (and let's hope you have, as there's a lot of potential free money inside for us!) - clip the .25 coupon from 12/14 SS. Use this with 3 Blinkies, pay $10 for your 10 cans... and get $10 back. Your 10 cans of Grands will be FREE!
Just in case you can't find the Blinkie dispensers, note that many cans have Peelie coupons on them for .30 off 3. With 3 of these peelies, you'll pay $11.60 and get $10 back. Or, mix and match any of the following Grands coupons in as well:
12/7 SS - .30 off 2
12/14 SS - .25 off 1
12/14 SS - .35 off 2
2/8 GM - .30 off 2
.50 off 2 (SmartSource.com)
Any way you do the deal, those are some CHEAP biscuits! I plan on freezing these too (despite what the can says, you can freeze them - just thaw them slowly in the fridge so the cans don't pop open when they warm back up.)
Another good item in the same sale... the Betty Crocker cake mixes are $1.33 each. Buying 10 will cost you $13.30, and you'll get $10 back. 10 cake mixes for $3.30 = .33 each!
Still at Jewel, there's a good deal going on Starkist tuna pouches. They're on sale for $1.25 each. There are coupons for Buy 2, get 1 free in 1/4 RP, 2/22 RP, and February All You. There's another deal running on Hellmann's mayonnaise where if you buy the mayo (it's $3.49), you'll get 1 pack of Star-Kist tuna for free ($1.25 is taken off at the register automatically.)
Of course we're going to want to use a coupon on the Hellmann's too! 1/18 RP has a .50 coupon, and www.hellmanns.com has a $1 printable coupon. With the $1 coupon and one of the coupons outlined above, you will pay $2.49 for a jar of mayo and 3 pouches of tuna!
Note: Many stores also have coupons in the aisle for $1 off 3 tuna pouches. If you're only buying 3 pouches, you can't technically use both this coupon AND the B2G1F, as you will essentially be using four coupons on 3 items. The $1 off 3 takes .33 off each item, so it will apply itself to all 3 items (one "per purchase.") At that point, you can't also use the B2G1F coupon on these 3. However, if you buy 4 pouches, you can use it, and it would work like this:
Buy 4 pouches of tuna @ $1.25 each = $5.00
Minus $1 / 3 coupon = $4.00
Minus B2G1F coupon - $2.75
Buy 1 Hellman's mayo @ $3.49 = $6.24
Minus $1 mayo coupon = $5.24
Minus $1.25 instant savings (free tuna for buying mayo) = $3.99 for 4 tuna and 1 mayo
Still at Jewel, Wild Harvest tortilla chips are on sale for $1.99, B1G!F. Print 2 $1 coupons from www.wildharvestorganic.com and get these for FREE! Or, use those coupons for the Wild Harvest organic pasta, which is $2.50 B1G1F... and you'll take home 2 boxes for just a quarter each!
I love reading the deals that many of our Forum members come up with each week, and this deal was posted by one of my readers. The deal is on the Swiffer sweeper and refills, and here's how it works...
Swiffer starter kits are $9.99 at Jewel. Avenu offers $1 off any Swiffer product through Wednesday. Use the $2 coupon from 1/18 PG (or the recent Right@Home home coupon mailer) to bring the Swiffer starter kit down to $6.99. Then, use the coupon from 2/8 PG for "Buy a Swiffer Starter Kit, get wet or dry refills free" -- and make sure you choose the largest & most expensive refills :) In this case, I went with the 24-pack wet refills for $9.99 also. The coupon will make these FREE, and you'll get the Swiffer AND the refills for $6.99.
Except... it gets even better than that. Avenu will take $1 off the refills too... so you'll be getting both for just $5.99 (normally $19.99 for both!) Even though I didn't need a new Swiffer, I did this deal because this is a great price for the refills too... and with toddler sons who fight over the Swiffer, they now each have their own to clean the floor with... which I love. (Any time kids think cleaning is FUN, I am all for it!)
Two special Jewel deals if you happen to shop at any of the ELGIN Jewel locations (Larkin Ave, Randall Rd, or Summit St) which are all part of a grand-reopening sale... These 3 stores have Johnsonville Brats and sausages on sale 3/$5. Well, that sale pairs VERY nicely with this $5 off 3 Johnsonville coupon! Remember to get rainchecks in case your store runs low on stock... but all your brats will be FREE!
Note that at all other Jewel locations, the brats are on sale 2/$5. Buy 3, use the same coupon, and you'll take home 3 packs for $2.50 total, or about .83 a pack.
Also, these 3 Elgin store locations have Krakus polish ham at the deli on sale for $3.88/lb (down from $8.98/lb.) There's a display on the deli with tearpads for $1 off 1lb of Krakus ham. That brings it down to just $2.88/lb. :)
Over at Dominick's, there are a couple of good deals this week too. Ragu pasta sauce is .99 a jar, and there is a .75 off 2 coupon in the 1/18 RP. Use this coupon, buy 2, and pay just .62 a jar! Note: Forum reader Lovevigilante discovered a hidden Catalina deal with the Ragu too. Buy 4 jars and get a $2 Catalina back! If you have the coupon above and buy 4, you'll pay $3.21 and get $2 back... $1.21 for 4 jars of Ragu is CHEAP! :)
Still at Dominick's, Ken's Salad Dressing is on sale for $1.50. Use the $1 coupon from 1/11 SS and pick it up for .50 a bottle! Thanks to Regis and lej1222 in our web forum for posting these!
Over at Walgreens, let's take home some FREE Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil! Walgreens has a coupon in this week's flier for 89 cents a 20-foot roll -- and 2/8 SS has a coupon for $1 off! FREE foil... with possible overage!
Thanks to Prea in our web forum for posting this Walgreens deal... Excedrin is on sale for $1.99 for the 20-count box. Use the $1 coupon from 1/4 SS or SmartSource to pick it up for .99... and receive a $1 RR too! FREE Excedrin!
Still at Walgreens, did you miss getting your FREE "expensive" razor over the last 2 weeks? The mad rush on free Gillette Fusion "Gamer" razors left many shelves bare and many shoppers frustrated. Well, guess what... the razors are still on unadvertised sale for $8.99. 2/8 PG had a $4 coupon for the razor. Use the coupon, pay $4.99... and get $6 in RRs! They'll pay YOU $1 to take the razor home! It's the third week of a great FREE razor deal...
Or, go over to CVS and get the Fusion Gamer there instead! CVS has the Gillette Fusion Gamer on sale for $7.99. Use the same coupon, pay $3.99, and get $4 back in ECBs! While not a moneymaker, they're still FREE... and with an item like this that's hard to find, FREE is good!
Still at CVS, AquaFresh toothpaste and Colgate toothpastes are just .88 a tube (with an instant "clipfree coupon" that deducts when you use your CVS card!) Use the $1.50 Colgate coupon from March All You and get this for FREE, or use the .75 AquaFresh coupon from 1/4 SS and take this home for .13 a tube!
And still at CVS, Stayfree pads are on sale for $3.99. Use the B1G1F coupon from R 1/4 and pay $3.99 for 2... and earn $4 in ECBs! Without being corny (okay, I'm going to be...) you've got StayFREE!
Jumping back to Walgreens, they've also got Stayfree pads on sale too. They're $2 a pack at Wags, and with the same B1G1F coupon, you'll pick these up for $1 a pack. Or, use the $2 off 2 coupon from R 2/22 and also take them home for $1 a pack.
Do you like these deals? Want to learn how to get deals like this on almost EVERYTHING that you buy? Attend one of my Super-Couponing™ classes and learn all the tricks of the trade. You'll be slashing your bills in no time!