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  • Post #241 - February 7th, 2024, 10:35 pm
    Post #241 - February 7th, 2024, 10:35 pm Post #241 - February 7th, 2024, 10:35 pm
    Soda prices have finally sagged a bit from the shocking 2024 increases. Krogers have 5 twelve packs for $20 in this week's sale. At Mariano's and PickNSave it's buy 2@$9.99, get 3 free. At Food4Less, it's a slightly more flexible $3.99 for 5 or more. That's a little less than the previous best twelve pack price of 3 for $13 at Dollar General. A few places have had cases for $8.99, but only a very limited selection of flavors, particularly of Mountain Dew, are packaged in cases.
  • Post #242 - February 13th, 2024, 7:10 pm
    Post #242 - February 13th, 2024, 7:10 pm Post #242 - February 13th, 2024, 7:10 pm
    Week #94: Break-up to make-up.

    The outer sheath: E, D, B, H(G) Still trying to locate that 22-year-old female.

    Lest you believed I was being slovenly; I inform you there is a prerequisite for my reportage on the adverts in the Weekly Flyer.
    I'll be implicit for once and let you determine what is that prerequisite.

    • Tony's Fresh Market (10 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Checkers | Rally's [20 coupons valid thru 30 April 2024]
    • window replacement ^
    • Menards
    We also have the Vericast coupon pamphlet. It has one offer for Blue Diamond almonds, and the Family Dollar advert.
    ^ = Please don't opt for this. You would have to finance these windows through GreenSky. GreenSky will cause anguish and credit rating boondoggles to you.

    It seems even Food 4 Less can have a 'bad' offer. I was wrong that the price of Chunky Soups did not drop to $1.00 or so leading up to the gridiron championship game. Food 4 Less is now trying to get $2.50 for one can. Do not buy it this week. That is not a good deal for the bakery glazed donuts, or the 3-lb. tub of deli potato salad. What you could foray @ Food 4 Less is the 'upgraded' Nissin {instant} ramen, & Michelina's frozen entrees {must be in a group of at least five} for 99¢, and the Little Debbie's cakes for $2.50.

    There a few deals at Jewel-Osco this week. If you have never had the Pocky snack chocolate, the 1.41-oz. box for $1.98 sounds good, and the illustration hints it has other flavors available. It is tempting to investigate which Pepsi brands can you get the 12-pack
    of 12-oz. cans for $3.99
    (digital- must buy 3 - limit 3)? I suspect Manzanita Sol apple beverage is also included. But none of the namesake Pepsi concoctions.
    Yet again, it exceeeds this with horrible non-deals. The Smart Ones frozen entrees were 99¢ at another grocer a few weeks ago. Do not pay $2.50.

    At Tony's Fresh Market, you could buy the 8-pack of Entenmann's donuts for $3.49, and the 12-oz. pack of Bar S meat franks for $1.00 ~ does it stock the 1-lb. package? I have consumed Busch beer on-premise at some locations; it is a budget brand not quite at the taste level as Miller High Life, but 24 12-oz. containers for $9.98 is a reasonable deal {stick with the name brand ~ do not get the "light" variant.}. Even here has 'bad' offers. Do not get the Stouffer's frozen entrees, the Sunmaid or Cinnabon bread, or the 12-pack of 12-oz. Pepsi brands (Any time a 12-pack of 12-oz. beer is being purveyed for less than a 12-pack of 12-oz. soda, that is an illuminated sign something slick is occuring.)

    Lastly at Jimenez, I see nothing worth identifying as either a 'good' or 'bad' offer.

    This is what was delivered {hint} to 60641 this week.
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  • Post #243 - February 13th, 2024, 9:04 pm
    Post #243 - February 13th, 2024, 9:04 pm Post #243 - February 13th, 2024, 9:04 pm
    The Lincoln Tony's store stocks only the 12 oz. packs of Bar S franks.
  • Post #244 - February 22nd, 2024, 3:25 am
    Post #244 - February 22nd, 2024, 3:25 am Post #244 - February 22nd, 2024, 3:25 am
    Week #95: Cease moaning: Gridiron season never ends.

    The outer sheath: A, 3, D, X(G)
    3 = Life insurance plan (Globe Life)

    • Tony's Fresh Market (10 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Verizon phone + wireless internet bundle
    No Menards ad! YAY!

    I was out-&-about on Wednesday. I had not planned on doing so, but checking the weather forecast at 12 noon and glimpsing an outside temperature of 61°F pretty much directed me to go somewhere. I chose the Garage Bar & Sandwiches because it gave me the double shot of getting both transit and dining photographs. That is why this post appears at such an odd hour.

    The soda deal is not at Tony's, Jewel, or Food 4 Less | Mariano's (although Food 4 Less is maintaining a $3.79 price on 12-pack of store brand 12-oz. cans), but through a two-factor manuever, at Family Dollar. The deal would be on Keurig Dr. Pepper brands. The 'sale' price is $4.33 ~ 3 | $13.00. The two steps you need to execute are, 1) Clip the digital $5.00 off on Saturday only coupon into your account and, 2) buy six 12-packs of the Dr. Pepper brands to get over $25.00 thus meeting the qualification to have the five dollars subtracted. This results in you paying $3.50 for each 12-pack. Again - it is only valid on Saturday, and only on Dr. Pepper brands. A store may run out of Dr. Pepper itself, and thus you may have to shift your purchases to Sunkist, A&W, Squirt, or Canada Dry (7-Up and RC Cola might not count, although they should.) (I recommend getting Sunkist Cherry Limeade.).

    The uh nuh finger is pointed at Tony's Fresh Market for trying to get $1.67 for the 16-oz. package of Bar S franks; when it was $1.25 a few weeks ago. Being succinct, do not pay $5.99 or $6.99 for any 12-pack of soda - especially when a store mandates you buying two or three to even get that price. What you can purchase @ Tony's is Chicken of the Sea tuna 5-oz. cans for 79¢ (must buy at least 6), and the 12-pack of 12-oz. containers of Busch beer for $4.99 (must buy 2). (I would get only the regular brew - not the light)

    Food 4 Less' better deals this week are from its herd of "mix & match 5 or more select items and pay only 99¢". In that class is Michelina's frozen entrees {I have sufficient amounts of Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's, and Smart Ones frozen entrees that I do not need to buy any Michelina's.}; and the Nissin Noodle Bowl or Cup. These are the same items on sale @ Jewel-Osco for 99¢, but Jewel's price is digital, and limits you to six. I reiterate these bowls | cups are the "upgrade" from the noodle cups such as what Tony's is purveying in 6-packs for $2.99 {and Tony's is for Maruchan, Nissin's main competitor}. The Food 4 Less advert reveals only a handful of the items in the herd. There is a separate small glossy sheet which lists all the items in the herd, but the only spot you can get that is in the store.

    I am not seeing much @ Jewel-Osco. You can buy six of the Nissin cups for 99¢ (digital - limit 6), and the 7-oz. box of Cheez-It or Triscuit crackers for $1.99; but I maintain you want to obtain the 12.7-oz. box. That is probably a lower-than-Binny's price on the 12-pack of 12-oz. containers of Leinenkugel's beer [$12.99 - must buy 2]. The hazard is that your particular Jewel store may have mostly Leinie's shandy varieties, and not Leinenkugel's Bock beer (which I would buy) [A keen eye may notice the illustration in the advert is of the old, discontinued indigenous native head.]. If I wound up in a Jewel {The 1987 Chevrolet Sprint may need another jump start because it has not been operated for months.}, I would also look for the J J's Pies, which at 79¢ are cheaper than the (mostly) apple, with a few cherry thrown in, lunchbox pies at Aldi (85¢), and have more than just two flavors.

    Carnicerias Jimenez does not have any solid deals this week, but it also doesn't have the highest price on the foodstuffs put on sale. It undercuts Food 4 Less on the 5-oz. can of Chicken of the Sea tuna, for example. The taqueria has 12 items, of which eight are $10.00 or more.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.
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  • Post #245 - February 23rd, 2024, 3:16 am
    Post #245 - February 23rd, 2024, 3:16 am Post #245 - February 23rd, 2024, 3:16 am
    Jewel has a really good sale this Saturday. They have tortilla chips for $.99 limit one bag, and they have ground turkey chub style for $.99 limit 2 and Sargento shredded cheese $.99 limit 2. They also have two free Saturday samplers. The $1.99 triscuit is a really good deal. I got it the last time it was $1.99 and I had a $1 coupon off three. They never put the larger boxes of it on sale.
  • Post #246 - February 28th, 2024, 6:09 pm
    Post #246 - February 28th, 2024, 6:09 pm Post #246 - February 28th, 2024, 6:09 pm
    Week #96: Renovation in effect.

    The outer sheath: O, 0, D, B(G)

    Yes, that is both an "O" and a zero annotated above.
    This is the week for coupons.
    The renovation is obvious from the Burger King glossy advert. What used to have twenty coupons now has twelve, with the top four being of an enlarged size. However, prices have not changed.

    • Tony's Fresh Market (10 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Total by Verizon mobile phone service
    • Cricket mobile phone service
    • Kentucky Fried Chicken [pocket-sized booklet with 16 coupons valid through 6 May 2024]
    • Burger King [12 glossy coupons valid thru 28 April 2024*]
    • Subway [14 coupons valid through 11 April 2024]
    • Menards :cry:
    * = Burger King coupons do not actually expire.
    We have the Vericast pamphlet. It includes six coupons for Krispy Kreme donuts valid through 24 March 2024. I also clipped the Boost nutritional drink coupon ($3.00 off a 6-pack, valid through 24 March 2024).

    The soda deal is not at Tony's, Jewel, or Food 4 Less | Mariano's (Food 4 Less increased the price of its store brand 12-oz. cans to $3.99).
    It is another week for the two-factor manuever on Keurig Dr. Pepper brands at Family Dollar. The 'sale' price is $4.33 = 3 | $13.00. The two steps you need to execute are, 1) Clip the digital $5.00 off on Saturday only coupon into your account and, 2) buy six 12-packs of the Dr. Pepper brands to get over $25.00 thus meeting the qualification to have the five dollars subtracted. This results in you paying $3.50 for each 12-pack. It is only valid on Saturday, and only on Dr. Pepper brands. A store may run out of Dr. Pepper itself, and you may have to shift your purchases to Sunkist, A&W, or Canada Dry (7-Up and RC Cola might not count, although they should.) (I recommend getting Sunkist Cherry Limeade.).

    The only good deal at Food 4 Less this week is its store brand peanut butter 16-oz. for 99¢ (digital - limit 5), Do not pay $1.00 for a 5-oz. can of Chicken of the Sea tuna.

    Get the 5-oz. can of tuna @ Tony's Fresh Market - Bumble Bee brand for 79¢ (must buy at least six). Progresso soups 19-oz. cans for 99¢ (must buy 3 - limit 6). Entenmann's foodstuffs including donuts B1G1F. Regular-size Little Debbie cakes 13-oz. $2.50. A 12-pack of 12-oz. containers of Miller High Life beer $4.99 (must buy 2).

    Jewel-Osco has 8.75-oz. Bugles | Gardetto's | Chex Mix 99¢ (digital - must buy 4 - limit 4). It raised the price on 12-oz. containers of Leinenkugel's beer to $14.99, but deleted the must buy 2 condition.

    Carnicerias Jimenez's deal is its store brand tuna 5-oz. can for 79¢. The taqueria has 12 items, of which nine are $10.00 or more.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.
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  • Post #247 - February 29th, 2024, 9:58 am
    Post #247 - February 29th, 2024, 9:58 am Post #247 - February 29th, 2024, 9:58 am
    Looks like I'll have to wait another week to get a good deal on corned beef for St. Patrick's day. The only sale was for 25% off at Jewel's marked up prices.
  • Post #248 - March 6th, 2024, 6:05 pm
    Post #248 - March 6th, 2024, 6:05 pm Post #248 - March 6th, 2024, 6:05 pm
    Week #97: I predicted the future.

    The outer sheath: E, K, G, H(G)

    Again, I am uncertain who is in charge of Burger King's marketing program. Because the week following a release of a glossy coupon advert, it has page 2 of this week's flyer: Ten coupons expiring* 5 May.
    * = Yet again, Burger King coupons do not expire. This past Saturday, I used a coupon offering two Original Chicken sandwiches and two small french fries for $4.99. The coupon's expiration date was 17 July 2022. (The contemporary offer is two Original Chicken sandwiches and two medium french fries for $6.99.)
    I purvey this prospective deal. Without a coupon, you can obtain two Whopper Jr. hamburgers for $5.00. The coupon included here is for two Whopper Jr. hamburgers and two medium french fries for $5.99. How much do you like Burger King's french fries? The 'small' fountain drink is $2.39.

    • Tony's Fresh Market (10 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Aldi (3930 N. Kilpatrick Ave.)
    • Doordash [Code: 4n4fdp - $10 off a $15.00+ order]

    Yes! I got another one correct! :mrgreen: I alerted you a few weeks ago that when Aldi remodels a store and | or opens a new store, it will issue a coupon valid at that store. The store @ 3930 N. Kilpatrick actually serves "The 6", and is competition for the Jewel-Osco @ 4660 W. Irving Park. It opens on Thursday, 7 March 2024 @ 8:30 am. That is way too early for me, but if you want to queue up, the first 100 customers will get a "Golden Ticket" valid for a tour of the Wonka chocolate factory up to a $100 Aldi gift card. The coupon is for $5.00 off a $30.00+ purchase. I can probably compile a trip here which would cost at least $30.00 (without alcoholic beverages). The question remains, "Will there be another Aldi advert in next week's flyer?"

    Ouch! At Food 4 Less, last week you could have bought up to 5 jars of its store brand peanut butter 16-oz. for 99¢ (digital). This week, it is on sale for $1.79. Again, Do not pay $1.00 for a 5-oz. can of Chicken of the Sea tuna.
    You want the larger sizes of Hot Pockets and White Castle. Finally, $4.99 is not $3.99 or less for a 12-pack of 12-oz. soda. {Mariano's regular price on 12-packs must be $9.99 for B2G2F to adhere to the Food 4 Less tariff, or did it mark up the price this week.}

    Butera has the 16-oz. loaf of Cinnamon or Sunmaid raisin bread for $2.99.

    At Tony's Fresh Market, you could obtain the Lean Cuisine frozen entrees for $2.00. You could check the shelf to discern if it is also valid for Stouffer's entrees. I do not currently need any more frozen entrees. Little Debbie regular-size cakes 13-oz. $2.50 (held over). Campbell Chunky soup 19-oz. $1.49 (must buy 6). The beer deal is here for Miller High Life 12-pack of 12-oz. containers $4.99 (must buy 2 - held over).

    I do not glimpse anything on a good sale at Jewel-Osco this week. You should not pay $11.99 for the 36-oz. box of Hot Pockets frozen entrees.

    Carnicerias Jimenez's only tantalizing offer is its taqueria purveying three tacos de lomo encebollado aguacate and a 20-oz. bottle soda {which might convert to a 12-oz. can} for $7.50. But if you wish to try one of its taqueria's other foodstuffs, go ahead. The store closest to me on W. Belmont Ave. has a diminutive area should you want to eat in. Its store on W. Fullerton, close to another Tony's, has a fairly good sized separate encampment for dining customers.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.
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  • Post #249 - March 12th, 2024, 11:58 pm
    Post #249 - March 12th, 2024, 11:58 pm Post #249 - March 12th, 2024, 11:58 pm
    Week #98: A spectacular year for Chicago soccer.

    The outer sheath: 4, D, O, N(G)
    4 = Automobile maintenance (Meineke)
    The Doordash code = 2wfprn

    The AGR scheme persists trying to intimidate you out of $1,195.00. Do not succumb.

    Incredibly, I must proclaim Burger King has opted to put more coupons in this week's flyer. It is the glossy page with twelve {4 of which are enlarged} supposedly expiring 26 May 2024*.
    * = Burger King coupons do not expire.

    • Aldi {!}
    • Tony's Fresh Market (10 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Binny's Beverage Depot
    • AT&T Internet
    • Menards
    We also have the Vericast coupon pamphlet. It has nothing good in it this time; not even in the Family Dollar advert.

    Last week's question was, "Will there be another Aldi advert in next week's flyer?" There is one; so I surmise 60641 will be receiving its adverts henceforth. I will post in the Aldi thread what I bought for over $30.00.

    Everybody, including Jimenez, is willing to sell you a 12-pack of 12-oz. soda this week for $5.99, but you should not pay that much.

    This is the week to shop at Tony's Fresh Market. If you need to buy soda, the solid deal is 12-packs of Keurig Dr. Pepper products for $3.99 (must buy at least 3). Ensure you peruse the regular soda aisle @ Tony's. An endpoint might have fresher product; the aisle will have more beverage choices.
    You should also then get the 12-packs of Miller High Life for $4.99 (held over for the third week - must buy at least 2).
    $9.99 is a good sale price for 8-packs of Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, 12-packs of Hot Pockets sandwiches, and 16-packs of White Castle sliders (must buy 2). I am unfamiliar with the price of Pringles | Bugles | Chex Mix @ Tony's [B1G1F]; but if it becomes less than $2.00 each, it compares favorably to the price @ Jewel-Osco (digital - $1.99, must buy 3, limit 3).

    Both Tony's and Carnicerias Jimenez have the 12-pack of Maruchan Instant Ramen cups for $5.99; but there are restrictions. Tony's will probably only stock three varieties (out of twelve), and the deal for Jimenez is limited to its Melrose Park store [737 Broadway 60160].
    The Jimenez taqueria deals are Platillo con (1) chiles rellenos de queso con arroz y frijoles $8.50, and Gorditas (2) de rajas con queso y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $10.00.

    At Food 4 Less, $1.49 is a solid deal for Smart Ones frozen entrees (digital - limit 5). It has Land of Lakes butter 16-oz. for $2.99 (digital - limit 5). (Aldi, "the low-price leader", wants $3.29 for its 16-oz. store brand butter.)
    Entenmann's bakery products, including donuts, are on sale for $3.50.

    Is there anything good at Jewel-Osco this week? Admittedly, I do not buy much fruit and vegetables, so I cannot discern if those are good prices (digital). That is the size of the box of Cheez-It crackers you should buy, and $1.99 (digital - must buy 3 - limit 3) is a good price if it is not less expensive at Tony's [B1G1F]. I've done the computation: If you buy three 12-packs of Coca-Cola products and get the fourth 12-pack of Coca-Cola Spiced thrown in for free, you are still spending $4.49 for each 12-pack. Wait for Coca-Cola 12-packs to go down to $3.99, and then decide if you want to try the Spiced variant.

    Butera and Angelo Caputo did not bother to share their adverts with Flipp, so forget them.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.

    What is the significance of 98? Simply, Chicago's men's soccer teams won all the Championships: The FIRE won both the Major League Soccer Championship and the U. S. Open Cup; the SOCKERS won the Division III Championship; and Schwaben F.C. won the Amateur Championship (with one of my ex-indoor soccer players on the roster!).
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  • Post #250 - March 21st, 2024, 12:56 am
    Post #250 - March 21st, 2024, 12:56 am Post #250 - March 21st, 2024, 12:56 am
    Week #99: The part after "Max, here's what you must do".

    The outer sheath: A, G, B, D(G)
    The 'child' they're still trying to find is now 20 years old, and probably does not want to be reunited with his "family". How about trying to find a genuine prepubescent?

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores ~ not Bridgeview)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • replacement windows*
    • Menards


    There was no flyer this week from Aldi, but there was a separate U.S.P.S. mailing sent to the abode with a $10 off a $50.00+ order at a 'participating' Aldi in Illinois. Which Aldi stores are 'participating' is unannotated.
    * = I know I rage against some offerings in the weekly flyer, but I must roar to not accept the contract with "Renewal by Andersen". I speak from personal experience at having to deal with GreenSky® in 2019-20. The corporation I wound up having to buy the new windows for the outside back porch mandated financing through GreenSky®. Why did I accept that window contractor? Because I had only three windows needing replacement. Every other contractor contacted refused the order because it was not for four windows (or more). The alley-facing windows had been boarded up for five months. It looked horrible. A person could believe this edifice was unoccupied. If I had known what GreenSky® was going to do in twelve months, I would have avoided this contractor and kept searching. Despite what the ad copy reads, GreenSky® will NOT waive its 24.99% interest charge for the first twelve months when you attempt to pay off the entire balance. I had to get the Illinois Attorney General's Office to have the interest charge waived from the expense. For that, GreenSky® put a derogatory note on my credit report.

    The soda deal is at Family Dollar for 12-packs of Pepsi products 3 for $10.00. Alas, this is seemingly only for the new Family Dollar @ 5711 W. 63rd St. (Chicago).

    From off-the-flyer, I now suspect that the FUD brand is associated with the Bar S brand, and both of them have Armour as the parent corporation. Also, the new Target store at Cicero, Milwaukee, & Irving Park has opened; it sent via U.S.P.S. a $5.00 off a $15.00+ purchase coupon (valid through 13 May).

    I loathe having to ensue on such a harsh note, but Tony's Fresh Market gets the tacky buzzer for having the audacity to try to claim $5.99 for a 12-pack of 12-oz. soda is a "sale" one week after offering the same article for $3.99. Image
    $5.99 is not a "sale" price. $4.99 is not significantly better.
    The Michelina's frozen entrees are a reasonable deal @ $1.00 each. The Dutch Farms five bagels @ $1.50-package is good. (Aldi's bagels are six for $1.95.) Maruchan Instant Noodle cups for 50¢ is better than the box of 12 for $5.99 because you can make up your own 12-pack with the varities Tony's does not stock in that package.

    I have forgotten which cut of meat somebody here on LTHF was trying to find cheaply, for which somebody replied Jimenez sometimes puts it on sale. What was it again? Jimenez must have gotten a deal on apples, because they're in prominence in its advert: 66¢, 89¢, 99¢, and $1.39-pound. I have not yet had it; but that sounds like a good value for the Samyang Buldak Habanero Lime ramen big bowl (3.88-oz. - $1.25).
    The Jimenez taqueria deals include these carne asada plates: 1) Three tacos y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $6.00; 2) One torta y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $6.50; 3) Two quesadillas y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $10.50.

    There is nothing at Food 4 Less this week. It is still trying to convey that $1.00 is a "sale" price for a 5-oz. can of tuna. What is it trying to prove? No. Buy your tuna for 79¢ at Jimenez or Butera, or 69¢ @ Jewel-Osco (digital - no limit).

    Is there anything good at Jewel-Osco this week? That is the size of the 12.4-oz. box of Cheez-It crackers you should buy for $2.00 (digital - must buy 2 - limit 2).

    Butera has Entenmann's Donuts for $3.49, tuna for 79¢, and Sunmaid raisin bread 16-oz. for $2.99.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.
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  • Post #251 - March 21st, 2024, 1:49 am
    Post #251 - March 21st, 2024, 1:49 am Post #251 - March 21st, 2024, 1:49 am
    pudgym29 wrote:From off-the-flyer, I now suspect that the FUD brand is associated with the Bar S brand, and both of them have Armour as the parent corporation.
    Close - Bar-S and Fud are both brands of Sigma Alimentos, a Mexican food corporation that's in turn owned by the Mexican conglomerate Alfa.

    Highlights at Butera are few and far between. Perhaps the $1.99 eggs (limit 2 but no coupon) or the 99¢ Creamettes pasta (limit 6, no coupon) that match Jewel prices, or the $3.99 Cudahy hard salami.

    Montrose's website doesn't show the 4 page flyer used at the new Roselle store, frustrating because that usually has some good deals.

    Shopnsave has $2.99 muenster and feta plus a couple pages of Ramadan specials including something called "Chicago cheese" with an outline of the skyline on the package.
  • Post #252 - March 21st, 2024, 9:11 am
    Post #252 - March 21st, 2024, 9:11 am Post #252 - March 21st, 2024, 9:11 am
    tjr wrote:
    pudgym29 wrote:From off-the-flyer, I now suspect that the FUD brand is associated with the Bar S brand, and both of them have Armour as the parent corporation.
    Close - Bar-S and Fud are both brands of Sigma Alimentos, a Mexican food corporation that's in turn owned by the Mexican conglomerate Alfa.

    I can't recommend any of either Bar S or Fud products unless that's all you can afford. They use the lowest quality meat and their products have a weird aftertaste.
  • Post #253 - March 22nd, 2024, 10:03 am
    Post #253 - March 22nd, 2024, 10:03 am Post #253 - March 22nd, 2024, 10:03 am
    Jim-Bob wrote:I can't recommend any of either Bar S or Fud products unless that's all you can afford. They use the lowest quality meat and their products have a weird aftertaste.
    Amen to that. Fud lunch meat has a strange texture, too, sort of like hamburger aspic. I do always chuckle at the name, a Spanglish spelling of "food", because for Anglos it's Elmer the wabbit hunter.
  • Post #254 - March 22nd, 2024, 10:58 am
    Post #254 - March 22nd, 2024, 10:58 am Post #254 - March 22nd, 2024, 10:58 am
    Or the more common Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt.
  • Post #255 - March 22nd, 2024, 12:19 pm
    Post #255 - March 22nd, 2024, 12:19 pm Post #255 - March 22nd, 2024, 12:19 pm
    pudgym29 wrote: Week #99: The part after "Max, here's what you must do".

    The outer sheath: A, G, B, D(G)
    The 'child' they're still trying to find is now 20 years old, and probably does not want to be reunited with his "family". How about trying to find a genuine prepubescent?

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores ~ not Bridgeview)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • replacement windows*
    • Menards


    There was no flyer this week from Aldi, but there was a separate U.S.P.S. mailing sent to the abode with a $10 off a $50.00+ order at a 'participating' Aldi in Illinois. Which Aldi stores are 'participating' is unannotated.
    * = I know I rage against some offerings in the weekly flyer, but I must roar to not accept the contract with "Renewal by Andersen". I speak from personal experience at having to deal with GreenSky® in 2019-20. The corporation I wound up having to buy the new windows for the outside back porch mandated financing through GreenSky®. Why did I accept that window contractor? Because I had only three windows needing replacement. Every other contractor contacted refused the order because it was not for four windows (or more). The alley-facing windows had been boarded up for five months. It looked horrible. A person could believe this edifice was unoccupied. If I had known what GreenSky® was going to do in twelve months, I would have avoided this contractor and kept searching. Despite what the ad copy reads, GreenSky® will NOT waive its 24.99% interest charge for the first twelve months when you attempt to pay off the entire balance. I had to get the Illinois Attorney General's Office to have the interest charge waived from the expense. For that, GreenSky® put a derogatory note on my credit report.

    The soda deal is at Family Dollar for 12-packs of Pepsi products 3 for $10.00. Alas, this is seemingly only for the new Family Dollar @ 5711 W. 63rd St. (Chicago).

    From off-the-flyer, I now suspect that the FUD brand is associated with the Bar S brand, and both of them have Armour as the parent corporation. Also, the new Target store at Cicero, Milwaukee, & Irving Park has opened; it sent via U.S.P.S. a $5.00 off a $15.00+ purchase coupon (valid through 13 May).

    I loathe having to ensue on such a harsh note, but Tony's Fresh Market gets the tacky buzzer for having the audacity to try to claim $5.99 for a 12-pack of 12-oz. soda is a "sale" one week after offering the same article for $3.99. Image
    $5.99 is not a "sale" price. $4.99 is not significantly better.
    The Michelina's frozen entrees are a reasonable deal @ $1.00 each. The Dutch Farms five bagels @ $1.50-package is good. (Aldi's bagels are six for $1.95.) Maruchan Instant Noodle cups for 50¢ is better than the box of 12 for $5.99 because you can make up your own 12-pack with the varities Tony's does not stock in that package.

    I have forgotten which cut of meat somebody here on LTHF was trying to find cheaply, for which somebody replied Jimenez sometimes puts it on sale. What was it again? Jimenez must have gotten a deal on apples, because they're in prominence in its advert: 66¢, 89¢, 99¢, and $1.39-pound. I have not yet had it; but that sounds like a good value for the Samyang Buldak Habanero Lime ramen big bowl (3.88-oz. - $1.25).
    The Jimenez taqueria deals include these carne asada plates: 1) Three tacos y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $6.00; 2) One torta y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $6.50; 3) Two quesadillas y un vaso de agua fresca 20-oz. $10.50.

    There is nothing at Food 4 Less this week. It is still trying to convey that $1.00 is a "sale" price for a 5-oz. can of tuna. What is it trying to prove? No. Buy your tuna for 79¢ at Jimenez or Butera, or 69¢ @ Jewel-Osco (digital - no limit).

    Is there anything good at Jewel-Osco this week? That is the size of the 12.4-oz. box of Cheez-It crackers you should buy for $2.00 (digital - must buy 2 - limit 2).

    Butera has Entenmann's Donuts for $3.49, tuna for 79¢, and Sunmaid raisin bread 16-oz. for $2.99.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.

    Beef shank, Pudge?
    If you aren't tasting, you aren't cooking.
  • Post #256 - March 27th, 2024, 5:27 pm
    Post #256 - March 27th, 2024, 5:27 pm Post #256 - March 27th, 2024, 5:27 pm
    "Beef shank". Noted. Thank you. Not in this week's Jimenez advert.
    As for my assertion about FUD and Bar S; a while back, while waiting for a C.T.A. bus, a small truck came to the intersection. It had a wrap for FUD meats. The carrier for the truck on the passenger side door was "Armour | Chicago, IL."
    Week #100: A century of progress?

    The outer sheath: E, 0, D, O(G)
    The 'child' they're still trying to find is now 20 years old, and probably does not want to be reunited with his "family". How about trying to find a genuine prepubescent?

    Here is someone besides me, whom you should consider credible, who directly scrawls "Mailing (paper) checks is an endangered species."
    Every week, these dying paper check corporations are trying to grab as much money as they can from people who are somehow still wedded to paper checks. Susan Bradley scribes, "The first rule of thumb to keep in mind is that attackers always go after the low-hanging fruit. Just as with any security recommendation, your goal should be to make yourself harder to attack than the guy down the street. Don't make it easy for attackers."
    If you send (or receive!) financial information via a paper check, you are the low-hanging fruit.
    If you ever buy paper checks from one of these Weekly Flyer advertisers (It is probably just the one, but I don't know if there are more than one.), I never want to hear from you again.
    When you get ripped off, I will downvote or urge removal of any posts you subsequently make to LTHF asking for help, or {shudder} contributions to your GoFundMe drive. You were warned. :evil:

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores ~ not Bridgeview)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Subway (14 coupons valid through 9 May)
    • Binny's Beverage Depot
    • AT&T fiber internet
    • Cricket mobile phone service (feat. Motorola razr)
    • Verizon mobile phone service (feat. iPhone 15 Pro - with iPhone trade-in)
    • Menards

    No flyer this week from Aldi. Phhht. I decided to look them up on F l i p p.
    We also have the Vericast pamphlet. It includes the Family Dollar advert, and Krispy Kreme donuts coupons (7 valid through 19 May). It also occasionally has a coupon for Hellmann's mayonnaise, but not this time.

    Ring the bell. Sound the siren.
    Shop at Food 4 Less this week. I start with the obvious reminder to buy a battalion's worth of 12-packs of 12-oz. soda for $3.99 (must buy 5 - no upper limit :oops: {argh} limit 10 | c.v. Mariano's limit 10). Because if you don't, I will be lecturing you each and every week that you should have bought it this week. :x Buy at this price lest you become a living, breathing April Fool. To commemorate the start of the season, the virtual 2 x 4 has been replaced by a virtual baseball bat. I will not tolerate any guff that 5.99 is a "sale price". No. It is two dollars too expensive. You can rankle me claiming the Food 4 Less @ 4821 W. North Ave. is the “ghetto” Food 4 Less, but there are other stores in Melrose Park and Cicero. When the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint runs again {I still have not tried to start it since November 2023. :shock:}, I do avoid it; but mainly for tax and bag fee charges. Then again, Evanston now has a bag fee. So that is off, replaced by Cicero, which involves motoring past the store on W. North Ave.. The trade-off is then I can stop in Scatchell's for an italian beef sandwich.
    Food 4 Less has the lower price for 16-oz. butter ($2.49* - limit 5), and Nabisco crackers $1.99* - limit 5). Get the Ragu 24-oz. pasta sauce ($1.50 - no limit) {Mariano's wants $1.49, but limits you to 5.}; Nabisco snack price 13-oz. $1.99 (digital - limit 5); Kroger brand salad dressing, sour cream, cottage cheese, dairy dip 16-oz. $1.49 (digital - limit 5).
    [* = in the herd of 3 or more]
    That is not a good price for the Hot Pockets, the Powerade, the Scott Pete sausage, or the Lay's 8½-oz. potato chips.

    Tony's Fresh Market has the deal on Powerade 28-oz. bottles (69¢ - digital, must buy 15, limit 15) {remnant bottles bought by me in December 2019 are 32-oz.}.
    Neither of the two “deals” on meat franks 12-oz. are good. It would not startle me that the franks' recipes are the same, but you get to pay an additional 54¢ for the FUD packaging. If you want the Vienna Beef 12-oz. franks or sausage, it is $3.99 (digital - limit 4 ~ Jewel wants $5.99.) I do not need more meat franks, but I inform you to wait for the price for 12-oz. Bar S to go down to $1.00 or less. Frankly {oops}, I have more items to specify you should not buy here than what you should.

    Jewel-Osco is willing to purvey 12-packs of 12-oz. soda for $3.99, but it is restricted to digital, must buy 4, limit 4. (What was that limit for Food 4 Less? This is the chain with which it wants to merge? What do you think is going to occur with offers like this if the merger is allowed?)
    I glimpse chips and cookie offers “buy 2, get 2 free”, but I have no recollection of how much each foodstuff costs to compare versus Food 4 Less. $2.99 is a good price for the 16-oz. Sunmaid raisin bread (must buy 4, multiples of 4). $1.99 for Lay's potato chips 8-oz (digital - limit 1), $2.00 for the Nabisco snack crackers (digital - must buy 3, limit 3) It offers Lucerne butter 16-oz. for $2.49 (digital, limit 1). {Again, compare to the deal for the same-size butter @ Food 4 Less (must buy at least 3).}
    You should not buy any franks from Oscar Mayer. Not because it is usually a lousy deal, but because it insists on packing its franks in 10-packs, and every store's hot dog buns come in packages of EIGHT. Would you wind up purchasing five packages of hot dog buns to match-up with four packages of franks?! No, no. Don't do that.
    Thomas' english muffins 13-oz. $1.99 (digital - limit 2) - compare with pricing at Tony's B1G1F.

    Since this is the end of the $3.99 sale on soda packs; I reiterate now you can buy that Spiced Coca-Cola which was being compelled to you when you bought three other 12-packs of Coca-Cola brands some weeks ago.

    Aldi's bagel price is its regular. You can likely buy another bagel variety for 1.95, but you should not buy it anyway. Do not pay 3.29 for Aldi's 16-oz. butter. Why it further restrains that price to end on Monday is beyond my comprehension. So much for its meaningless slogan of "the low-price leader".

    Target has a deal ($2.50 - must buy 2) on 12.4-oz. Cheez-It snack crackers.
    Lay's chips & associated snacks 8-oz. $2.00 (must buy 3).

    Butera has Chicken-of-the-Sea 5-oz. tuna for 79¢ (must buy at least 4 - multiples of 4), Sunmaid raisin bread 16-oz. for $2.99, Lay's chips & associated snacks 8-oz. $1.99 (must buy 4), and a handful of items for 99¢ with low limits, for which most of the items being purveyed are not bought by me; but it seems a good deal. Also, you have a better deal on the Dutch Farms bagels for 99¢ for five (limit 3), than the 1.95 Aldi charges for six.

    Angelo Caputo has the Sunmaid raisin bread 16-oz. for $2.99 as well, and $5.00 for a four-pack of 500-mL. cans of Warka, Tatra, and Zywiec beer [from Poland] is a good deal for a “bridge”beer. Check the packaging date (on the bottom of a can which should be viewable through the plastic wrap) to ensure it is not that old. (IIRC, I think it gives itself a 15-month "best before" code.) Oh - and Montana is not a local craft beer.

    Jimenez ~ ooof. I see more items going for higher prices than in the other grocers' flyers. Do not buy the Lay's potato chips, Ragu sauce, Dutch Farms bagels, or Brown n'Serve sausages. The taqueria has a few good meals on offer: Carne asada tacos (3), or torta $6.00 including a 20-oz. soda; two carne asada quesadillos + 20-oz. soda $10.00; Jamon con queso torta de economica + 12-oz. soda [the ad copy shows a can] $6.00.

    I am mildly rueful for the acerbic tone. It is because I really wanted to be in Japan this week for Flyer Talk's Japan Do 2024 Nagoya. I had a good inexpensive hotel room reservation. But airlines never had a low-enough price I was willing to pay, even with one-stops and connections. In mid-January, the price was $1.369.00, and it never went lower. {Not-quite-P.S.: In seeking a date to visit in September: The price is still too high.}

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.
    Last edited by pudgym29 on March 29th, 2024, 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #257 - March 28th, 2024, 7:14 pm
    Post #257 - March 28th, 2024, 7:14 pm Post #257 - March 28th, 2024, 7:14 pm
    Good news for non-Detroit pizza bakers: Galbani mozzarella is $1.99 at Butera and Galbani provolone & mozzarella $2.99 at Shopnsave. I have had excellent results vac packing and freezing mozzarella when used on pizza. Provolone eventually becomes sharp if aged.
  • Post #258 - March 29th, 2024, 1:41 am
    Post #258 - March 29th, 2024, 1:41 am Post #258 - March 29th, 2024, 1:41 am
    tjr wrote:Good news for non-Detroit pizza bakers: Galbani mozzarella is $1.99 at Butera and Galbani provolone & mozzarella $2.99 at Shopnsave. I have had excellent results vac packing and freezing mozzarella when used on pizza. Provolone eventually becomes sharp if aged.

    Hi tjr,
    I seen to remember my all time favorite “Polly O” being acquired by Galbani. Got to pick up a few foe weekly pie. Thanks
    If you aren't tasting, you aren't cooking.
  • Post #259 - March 29th, 2024, 1:50 am
    Post #259 - March 29th, 2024, 1:50 am Post #259 - March 29th, 2024, 1:50 am
    pudgym29 wrote:"Beef shank". Noted. Thank you. Not in this week's Jimenez advert.
    As for my assertion about FUD and Bar S; a while back, while waiting for a C.T.A. bus, a small truck came to the intersection. It had a wrap for FUD meats. The carrier for the truck on the passenger side door was "Armour | Chicago, IL."
    Week #100: A century of progress?

    The outer sheath: E, 0, D, O(G)
    The 'child' they're still trying to find is now 20 years old, and probably does not want to be reunited with his "family". How about trying to find a genuine prepubescent?

    Here is someone besides me, whom you should consider credible, who directly scrawls "Mailing (paper) checks is an endangered species."
    Every week, these dying paper check corporations are trying to grab as much money as they can from people who are somehow still wedded to paper checks. Susan Bradley scribes, "The first rule of thumb to keep in mind is that attackers always go after the low-hanging fruit. Just as with any security recommendation, your goal should be to make yourself harder to attack than the guy down the street. Don't make it easy for attackers."
    If you send (or receive!) financial information via a paper check, you are the low-hanging fruit.
    If you ever buy paper checks from one of these Weekly Flyer advertisers (It is probably just the one, but I don't know if there are more than one.), I never want to hear from you again.
    When you get ripped off, I will downvote or urge removal of any posts you subsequently make to LTHF asking for help, or {shudder} contributions to your GoFundMe drive. You were warned. :evil:

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores ~ not Bridgeview)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Subway (14 coupons valid through 9 May)
    • Binny's Beverage Depot
    • AT&T fiber internet
    • Cricket mobile phone service (feat. Motorola razr)
    • Verizon mobile phone service (feat. iPhone 15 Pro - with iPhone trade-in)
    • Menards

    No flyer this week from Aldi. Phhht. I decided to look them up on F l i p p.
    We also have the Vericast pamphlet. It includes the Family Dollar advert, and Krispy Kreme donuts coupons (7 valid through 19 May). It also occasionally has a coupon for Hellmann's mayonnaise, but not this time.

    Ring the bell. Sound the siren.
    Shop at Food 4 Less this week. I start with the obvious reminder to buy a battalion's worth of 12-packs of 12-oz. soda for $3.99 (must buy 5 - no upper limit | c.v. Mariano's limit 10). Because if you don't, I will be lecturing you each and every week that you should have bought it this week. :x Buy at this price lest you become a living, breathing April Fool. To commemorate the start of the season, the virtual 2 x 4 has been replaced by a virtual baseball bat. I will not tolerate any guff that 5.99 is a "sale price". No. It is two dollars too expensive. You can rankle me claiming the Food 4 Less @ 4821 W. North Ave. is the “ghetto” Food 4 Less, but there are other stores in Melrose Park and Cicero. When the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint runs again {I still have not tried to start it since November 2023. :shock:}, I do avoid it; but mainly for tax and bag fee charges. Then again, Evanston now has a bag fee. So that is off, replaced by Cicero, which involves motoring past the store on W. North Ave.. The trade-off is then I can stop in Scatchell's for an italian beef sandwich.
    Food 4 Less has the lower price for 16-oz. butter ($2.49* - limit 5), and Nabisco crackers $1.99* - limit 5). Get the Ragu 24-oz. pasta sauce ($1.50 - no limit) {Mariano's wants $1.49, but limits you to 5.}; Nabisco snack price 13-oz. $1.99 (digital - limit 5); Kroger brand salad dressing, sour cream, cottage cheese, dairy dip 16-oz. $1.49 (digital - limit 5).
    [* = in the herd of 3 or more]
    That is not a good price for the Hot Pockets, the Powerade, the Scott Pete sausage, or the Lay's 8½-oz. potato chips.

    Tony's Fresh Market has the deal on Powerade 28-oz. bottles (69¢ - digital, must buy 15, limit 15) {remnant bottles bought by me in December 2019 are 32-oz.}.
    Neither of the two “deals” on meat franks 12-oz. are good. It would not startle me that the franks' recipes are the same, but you get to pay an additional 54¢ for the FUD packaging. If you want the Vienna Beef 12-oz. franks or sausage, it is $3.99 (digital - limit 4 ~ Jewel wants $5.99.) I do not need more meat franks, but I inform you to wait for the price for 12-oz. Bar S to go down to $1.00 or less. Frankly {oops}, I have more items to specify you should not buy here than what you should.

    Jewel-Osco is willing to purvey 12-packs of 12-oz. soda for $3.99, but it is restricted to digital, must buy 4, limit 4. (What was that limit for Food 4 Less? This is the chain with which it wants to merge? What do you think is going to occur with offers like this if the merger is allowed?)
    I glimpse chips and cookie offers “buy 2, get 2 free”, but I have no recollection of how much each foodstuff costs to compare versus Food 4 Less. $2.99 is a good price for the 16-oz. Sunmaid raisin bread (must buy 4, multiples of 4). $1.99 for Lay's potato chips 8-oz (digital - limit 1), $2.00 for the Nabisco snack crackers (digital - must buy 3, limit 3) It offers Lucerne butter 16-oz. for $2.49 (digital, limit 1). {Again, compare to the deal for the same-size butter @ Food 4 Less (must buy at least 3).}
    You should not buy any franks from Oscar Mayer. Not because it is usually a lousy deal, but because it insists on packing its franks in 10-packs, and every store's hot dog buns come in packages of EIGHT. Would you wind up purchasing five packages of hot dog buns to match-up with four packages of franks?! No, no. Don't do that.
    Thomas' english muffins 13-oz. $1.99 (digital - limit 2) - compare with pricing at Tony's B1G1F.

    Since this is the end of the $3.99 sale on soda packs; I reiterate now you can buy that Spiced Coca-Cola which was being compelled to you when you bought three other 12-packs of Coca-Cola brands some weeks ago.

    Aldi's bagel price is its regular. You can likely buy another bagel variety for 1.95, but you should not buy it anyway. Do not pay 3.29 for Aldi's 16-oz. butter. Why it further restrains that price to end on Monday is beyond my comprehension. So much for its meaningless slogan of "the low-price leader".

    Target has a deal ($2.50 - must buy 2) on 12.4-oz. Cheez-It snack crackers.
    Lay's chips & associated snacks 8-oz. $2.00 (must buy 3).

    Butera has Chicken-of-the-Sea 5-oz. tuna for 79¢ (must buy at least 4 - multiples of 4), Sunmaid raisin bread 16-oz. for $2.99, Lay's chips & associated snacks 8-oz. $1.99 (must buy 4), and a handful of items for 99¢ with low limits, for which most of the items being purveyed are not bought by me; but it seems a good deal. Also, you have a better deal on the Dutch Farms bagels for 99¢ for five (limit 3), than the 1.95 Aldi charges for six.

    Angelo Caputo has the Sunmaid raisin bread 16-oz. for $2.99 as well, and $5.00 for a four-pack of 500-mL. cans of Warka, Tatra, and Zywiec beer [from Poland] is a good deal for a “bridge”beer. Check the packaging date (on the bottom of a can which should be viewable through the plastic wrap) to ensure it is not that old. (IIRC, I think it gives itself a 15-month "best before" code.) Oh - and Montana is not a local craft beer.

    Jimenez ~ ooof. I see more items going for higher prices than in the other grocers' flyers. Do not buy the Lay's potato chips, Ragu sauce, Dutch Farms bagels, or Brown n'Serve sausages. The taqueria has a few good meals on offer: Carne asada tacos (3), or torta $6.00 including a 20-oz. soda; two carne asada quesadillos + 20-oz. soda $10.00; Jamon con queso torta de economica + 12-oz. soda [the ad copy shows a can] $6.00.

    I am mildly rueful for the acerbic tone. It is because I really wanted to be in Japan this week for Flyer Talk's Japan Do 2024 Nagoya. I had a good inexpensive hotel room reservation. But airlines never had a low-enough price I was willing to pay, even with one-stops and connections. In mid-January, the price was $1.369.00, and it never went lower. {Not-quite-P.S.: In seeking a date to visit in September: The price is still too high.}

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.


    Pudge,
    I scored 10 ea 12 packs of caffeine free Diet Coke yesterday at Mariano’s and enjoy your ongoing posts. For health concerns, I almost have to force myself in order to to stay sufficiently hydrated w tap water, but enjoy my
    “mostly” once a day Coke.
    Thanks again,
    Evil
    If you aren't tasting, you aren't cooking.
  • Post #260 - March 29th, 2024, 10:22 am
    Post #260 - March 29th, 2024, 10:22 am Post #260 - March 29th, 2024, 10:22 am
    Last week a friend inquired where to get a good price on pop. I advised to check out Pudgy's Weekly Flyer post.

    Thanks for the resources!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #261 - April 3rd, 2024, 5:20 pm
    Post #261 - April 3rd, 2024, 5:20 pm Post #261 - April 3rd, 2024, 5:20 pm
    Week #101: Whoa - Somebody had a moment of lucidity.

    Finally comprehending the message that aside for fast food chains, the outer sheath has crappy offers which nobody should take up on, the four pages of the outer sheath has become the Family Dollar advert. On it, there is a solid deal for Keurig Dr. Pepper 12-packs of 12-oz. soda $4.00 (digital - must buy 3 - limit 12). Which means if you shop there on Saturday, and spend at least $25.00, it will take another five dollars off your check-out price. Whether you increase your 12-packs to nine, or find something else there for a dollar, you should go for this. Little Debbie breakfast cakes are $2.50 (must buy 2).

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores ~ not Bridgeview)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Aldi {w|coupon for $5.00 off a $30.00+ order @ 3930 N. Kilpatrick - not valid on alcohol, which it likely has by now}
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Total by Verizon mobile phone service
    • Menards


    I'll begin by scribing that last week was pretty disappointing for me. I did not get to go to Japan. I was going to take out the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint on Monday and motor to
    1. T & Z Metals @ Parker & Pulaski (recycle aluminum cans)
    2. Food 4 Less on S. Cicero in Cicero
    3. Tony's Fresh Market on Cermak Rd. in Berwyn
    4. Jewel-Osco on Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn.
    I brought up another two 12-packs from the beer cellar, and was going to purchase 14 12-packs from Food 4 Less and Jewel.
    I turned the ignition key on the 1987 Sprint. The battery clicked (for not having run since January, it worked).
    It did not crank. The starter motor has failed. :cry:
    Rock Auto has a new (NOT remanufactured) starter for $67.79. The Sprint will go into the mechanic's shop on Thursday.
    The contingency became just the Jewel @ 4660 W. Irving Park Rd.; the one within eyesight of the new Aldi @ 3930 N. Kilpatrick. I do have a 2-wheeled handle shopping cart, but I would not bring it onto a C.T.A. bus because it is a hazardous obstruction for other passengers.
    Jewel was out of the Saturday sampler. That was OK. I bought an 8-oz. bag of Lay's potato chips, and one 16-oz. loaf of Sun-Maid raisin bread. It did not have any J J Pies. (If it had, its price would probably be 79¢, which is 6¢ cheaper that the same-sized box @ Aldi; and it has more varieties. [Someone had cherry-picked all the cherry pies out of the cases @ Aldi.] It is probably the same bakery.

    I start with Tony's Fresh Market because it has whole beef shank ("slice for your convinience" [sic]) for $1.99-lb. ('Family size' fresh beef shanks $2.99-lb.)
    This week, it has the Keurig Dr. Pepper brands 12-packs 12-oz. soda for $3.99 (digital - must buy 3 - limit 6). The 8-pack of Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches $9.99 [Food 4 Less has 4-packs for $4.99 - digital - limit 5]. Camilla long grain rice 20-lbs. $9.99 (limit 1). Maruchan Instant Lunch 12-pack 2¼-oz. cups $4.99. Dean's dips 16-oz. $2.00. Lewis' raisin bread 16-oz. $2.99.
    For what you should not buy: I doubt we will ever see a deal where Jays or Vitner's 8½-10-oz. potato chips goes for $1.99, but you should not pay more than $2.49 for either of them. Do not buy the store brand butter; you could have paid $2.49 for Lucerne butter last week @ Jewel. Do not opt for the Hostess multipacks here; they are $1.99 (digital - limit 5) @ Food 4 Less. The Bays english muffins are at least 50¢ too high.
    Sunday is National Beer Day and there are two selections I can gesture for you buying. One is the 12-pack of 12-oz. containers of Miller High Life for $5.99 (must buy 2). The other is a brew which does not usually go on sale - the Bohemia beer from Mexico for $12.99 (must buy 2). It is better than Modelo, and at least as savory as Leinenkugel's beer.

    Getting back to Food 4 Less. Get the Hostess multipacks here; it might have Suzy-Q or Sno-balls. If you don't want to concentrate on the 8-pack of Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, you can get different varieties in 4-packs here for $4.99 ($9.98). One dollar is a solid value for full-size 1.3-2.17-oz. candy bars. (I paid $6.48 for a six-pack of Hershey bars @ Aldi :?:, but I had to get to $30.00, and not get anything that bulky | heavy.)

    Jimenez has a better price on White Castle burger bites 18-oz. $4.79. (Food 4 Less wants $4.99.) The taqueria has a few good meals on offer: One appears to be a double hamburger with fries for $7.50. Four foodstuffs for $10.50. Carne asada in tortas^ (6.50), tacos^ ("), and quesadillas (10.50). ("^" = with a 20-oz. drink)

    Jewel-Osco includes the Latinx glossy flyer this week, valid through 28 May. It includes actual prices. There does seem to be sales in which the puzzle is how to decipher the "B1G1F", versus an actual price noted by another shop. The 2¼-oz. Nissin [The top competitor to Maruchan] cup noodles 39¢ (digital - limit 5).

    Coupon notwithstanding, I am unsure I will shop Aldi this week.
    What I would like to see (again anywhere) on-line is its flyer from thirty years ago, in which it listed the price, and size, of everything it had in stock. In lines of text.

    That is what was delivered this week to 60641.
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  • Post #262 - April 4th, 2024, 1:50 am
    Post #262 - April 4th, 2024, 1:50 am Post #262 - April 4th, 2024, 1:50 am
    Not too much good in other ads this week. $3.99 Podlaski cheese at Shop N Save.

    Bird flu is back: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=46238&p=593940&sid=3083be18156fc8661f1ee6d1a3c119d0#p593940 ; may want the $1.99 eggs from Butera
  • Post #263 - April 4th, 2024, 12:26 pm
    Post #263 - April 4th, 2024, 12:26 pm Post #263 - April 4th, 2024, 12:26 pm
    One gem from the Lewis Fresh flyer: USDA Prime sirloin picanha for 5.99/lb. "Sold in bag" so it's probably 3#ish pieces.
  • Post #264 - April 10th, 2024, 5:42 pm
    Post #264 - April 10th, 2024, 5:42 pm Post #264 - April 10th, 2024, 5:42 pm
    Week #102: Speculators gone wild.

    The outer sheath: J*, X, O, H(G)
    * = Six coupons valid through 30 June. To me, "bacon" clamors 2008. If you want to go back in time, the "1921 Slider" could revive Clara Peller asking "Where's the beef?".

    Look at that: Those panic-peddling commodity traders managed to get each of their foolhardy adverts on pages 3 and 4 of the sheath. Here is the crucial data on page 3, clarified by yours truly:
    Special arrangements on orders over $50,000
    = We get all of your money now, and swiftly flee to the Turks and Caicos Islands, or some other country which does not report to any U.S. Governmental agency. You are entitled to this fancy parchment certificate.

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Aldi
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • AT&T fiber internet
    • Menards
    We also have the Vericast pamphlet. It includes the Family Dollar advert, and three coupons for nutritional beverages: Ensure, Boost, & Glucerna.

    I'll start with Tony's. It is its 45th anniversary. It mentions its consolidation with Heritage Grocers Group, which occurred two years ago. If you did not buy the 12-packs of 12-oz. soda for $3.99 last week; this week you can buy a 24-pack of Keurig Dr. Pepper 12-oz. cans for $7.99 (must buy 2). However, the number of varieties in 24-packs is much lower than of 12-packs. The 12-pack of Miller High Life (still $5.99 - must buy 2) is in bottles. (Bohemia went off-sale. Tony's lowered the price of a 12-pack of 12-oz. cans of Modelo, Victoria, or Pacifico to $11.99- digital) The 4-pack of Dutch Farms breakfast sandwiches for $4.99 is a good price, but you must buy 5 (limit 5). Barilla pasta 16-oz. 99¢ (must buy 5- limit 5). Elsewhere, there are more items I tell you to not buy here.

    I will insert Butera here. The 16-oz. loaf of Sun Maid raisin bread is $2.99. Michelina frozen entrees are 99¢. Luigi Vitelli pasta 16-oz. 99¢ (limit 6).

    At Food 4 Less, I lead with the Hershey candy regular-size bars 1.55-oz. 75¢ (digital- limit 5). A keen-eyed observer will notice the listing of Crest toothpaste underneath the candy listing. Ensure beverage is $10.29 (in a herd of at least 5 items - pair this with the coupon in the Vericast pamphlet [must buy 2]). Notice the Kroger potato chips 8-oz. bags are shown twice in this week's advert - but do not pay $1.99 for it {It was 3/$5.00 last week.}. The bakery glazed donuts are up to 4.99 (digital) ~ also avoid the Cheez-it crackers and the Stouffer's frozen entrees.

    Aldi supplied an advert. But I do not see any solid deals on the foodstuffs on it. It is more tempting to suggest shopping at Dollar-and-a-quarter Tree for chips, popcorn, and fruit cups.

    Let's inspect Jewel-Osco to see what it is up to. Prego 24-oz. pasta sauce for $1.49 (digital- limit 2). The Maruchan bowls and Yakisoba Ramen cups for 99¢ (digital- limit 6) is a good deal ~ these are the larger containers. I am neutral if you want to try its 'online only' sale Thu.| Fri./Sat.

    Jimenez is last. It has Beef Shanks, but for $3.99 | lb. which is quite a markup from last week @ Tony's. Its taqueria has five offers costing $10.50~ only one (quesadillas al pastor) includes a beverage with this price.

    This is what was delivered this week to 60641 (and scrutinized on Flipp).
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  • Post #265 - April 13th, 2024, 12:47 am
    Post #265 - April 13th, 2024, 12:47 am Post #265 - April 13th, 2024, 12:47 am
    Tony's history insert: a little about the store, a few facts about price levels in 1979 (if you believe them, some commodities have not gone up as much as one would think), and some pop culture nostalgia. The Vietnam War and its aftermath seem to have held a fascination for filmmakers: The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Coming Home all came out that year.

    Anyhoo, a few cheese notes: ShopNSave returns to $2.99 domestic feta, a little better than in the past year or so. Now hoping for a sale on the double cream feta. Montrose has $2.99 brick. Sometimes that's something like Bulholzer's excellent fresh squeaky brick, sometimes it's a sort of loose over-salted undyed muenster that's not too good for anything. Butera has half pounders of Dairy Fresh and Dutch Farms - the Dairy Fresh sharp cheddar is actually pretty good for sandwiches or Anglo tacos. Galbani mozzarella is $2.99 any size, a little better quality than some pizza cheese altho it ain't Polly-O.

    Also at Butera, bone-in chicken thighs 99¢, b/s breasts $1.49 and jumbo eggs $1.99. May want to stock up in case the bird flu situation becomes worse.
  • Post #266 - April 17th, 2024, 4:50 pm
    Post #266 - April 17th, 2024, 4:50 pm Post #266 - April 17th, 2024, 4:50 pm
    Week #103: Becoming a man in motion.

    The outer sheath: 4, 0, Z, B(G)

    • Tony's Fresh Market (9 stores)
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Aldi
    • Carnicerias Jimenez
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 & #16
    • Cermak Produce #2
    • Centŕo Fresh Market
    • Culver's (6 coupons valid through 10 June)
    • AT&T fiber internet &
    • Home Depot
    • Menards

    & = The AT&T advert mentions 300 Mbps for $55.00|month. But the deal you should seek is 1 Gbps [940 Mbps] for $80.00|month.

    Food 4 Less is pretty sparse this week. You could opt for the 5½-oz. can of Pringles potato crisps for $1.49 {in a herd of 5 or more}, the Scott Pete 20-oz. sausage for $4.99, and avocados 4|$3.99. For what not to buy @ Food 4 Less, Kroger's store brand potato chips are not 3|$5.00. 12-packs of 12-oz. soda are not $3.99. Cosmic crisp apples are not 69¢|lb. The 12-pack of 12-oz. cans of Miller High Life beer is not $5.99.

    Butera has 16-oz. store brand butter $2.99 (limit 2), StarKist 5-oz. tuna 79¢ (limit 3), avocados 99¢, and 12-packs of 12-oz. cans of Busch or Rolling Rock beer for $5.99 (must buy 2).

    I see nothing worth buying at Angelo Caputo this week.

    At Tony's Fresh Market, the Hostess snack cakes $1.99 (must buy 3) is about it. Note the Bar S meat franks | bologna B1G1F is 12-oz., not 16. Otherwise, I espy more 'sale' items you should not buy here.

    Aldi supplied an advert. I appreciate it doing such; but {again}, the 'sale' price is higher than what other stores are requesting. A bunch of other shops are willing to let you have Cosmic Crisp apples for 69¢|lb., but Aldi wants to charge you $1.30|lb. Aldi should not renew its registered trademark on the phrase "the low-cost leader".

    Let's inspect Jewel-Osco to see what it is up to. You should get your Cosmic Crisp apples here (69¢|lb. - digital), Campbell's Home Style soup 16.3-oz. cans 99¢ (digital); its store brand butter is $2.99|lb. (digital).

    Jimenez still offers the Beef Shanks for $3.99|lb. The balance of the advert has nothing worth stopping in for.

    This is what was delivered this week to 60641 (and scrutinized on Flipp).
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