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  • Post #31 - July 8th, 2022, 12:36 pm
    Post #31 - July 8th, 2022, 12:36 pm Post #31 - July 8th, 2022, 12:36 pm
    Week #12: A surprise of no surprise.

    All the major sale items are now off sale. (At Tony's, a 12-pack of 12-oz. cans of Coca Cola brands is now $4.99, up from $3.33. And there is a serious misprint on El Monterey burritos: They come in 4.5-oz. and 8-oz. sizes, both of which could sell for $1.50; but not 1.5-oz. It is probably for the 4.5-oz. size. I have viewed the 8-oz. size for $1.25 @ Dollar-and-a-quarter-Tree stores.)
    The outer sheath content: Page 1: It is the void in Utah cigar deal. This seems worse than previous offers in that it is not including a cigar cutter, instead foraying an 'upgrade' of you paying $5.00 more for a travel humidor.
    "I've just fallen off my chair, Brian."
    Page 2 has the ten paper coupons for Burger King. Despite what its marketing director uttered about it putting all its deals into its app. Prices have increased. What was probably the best overall deal, but which I could never use, its "Family Bundle" [3 Whoppers®, 3 cheeseburgers, 3 medium french fries] has gone from $12.99 to 14.99. The 8 piece Chicken Nuggets {which used to be 10 piece} coupon (w/ large french fries) from $3.00 to 3.49. The two Original Chicken sandwiches are now $5.49 because it has increased the french fries size from small to medium. The 20-offer coupon sheet has a coupon for this with the small french fries for 4.99. The breakfast two Croissan'wich meal has escalated from $4.00 to 4.99. These coupons have expiration dates of 18 September 2022; but a Reddit thread relays that counter staff do not inspect these to see if they are expired. If you can remember the four-digit code for coupons, new or old, many counter staff will punch it in on the terminal and you will get that deal. {Obviously, you will have to go inside to attempt this. It is not going to work in the drive-thru.} Off-coupon: The "two for $#" deal went from $5 to $6 to $7 in ten days!
    Page 3 - The ad for paper checks. The 'Walmart' prefix has been dropped. It is unquestionably the same purveyor literally throwing everything at the virtual wall to see if something sticks. Paper checks are dead, bunky. Find another product to hawk.
    Page 4 - The ad for 2021 U.S. $5 gold coins ('only' $225.00).

    Inside: No surprise - another Menards advert.
    I have mentioned the Tony's Fresh Market ad. It heralds its 19th location on W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. But it is not included in the pricing in this flyer. Perhaps prices are slightly lower there this week? The other eighteen stores are on here.
    There is an intriguing variation with this week's Jewel-Osco ad. This pack has a one-page glossy flyer for Boar's Head® meats & cheeses which is valid only in four Jewel-Osco stores = 4660 W. Irving Park Rd. {which I have shopped}, 33 E. St. Charles Rd. Villa Park, 4650 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn, and 805 Joliet St. Dyer, IN.
    The other usual suspects are present:
    • Cermak Produce #2 [4401 W. Armitage]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 [5129 W. Belmont Ave. - a former Jewel-Osco store]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #16 [4000 W. Diversey Ave.]
    It is time for the two-week Centro Fresh Market [4804 W. Diversey Ave.] advert.
    There is no telephone or internet ad this week. No ad from Aldi, Angelo Caputo's, Butera, Food 4 Less, or Mariano's. This week, I did not look-up their ads on-line. I believe I need no groceries (or fuel) for awhile.
    That is it for the flyer which was delivered to 60641.
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  • Post #32 - July 12th, 2022, 6:31 pm
    Post #32 - July 12th, 2022, 6:31 pm Post #32 - July 12th, 2022, 6:31 pm
    Week #13: The show will not be cancelled.

    This week's 60641 flyer is nearly bare bones. Only the Vericast coupon sub-flyer within raises it out of the sub-basement. There are coupons for various liquid soaps, and for acetaminophen & ibuprofen tablets. However, for those who are gullible, there is a scam | spam advert that ostensibly will send you an uncirculated U.S. $2 bill. Do not send this scuzzy concern any personally identifiable data! If you really, really want an uncirculated U.S. $2 bill, go to Community Savings Bank (@ Cicero & Belmont in Chicago), and ask a teller for one. What the heck: Bring in a U.S. $10 bill and ask for five two-dollar bills!. :evil:

    The outer sheath content: Page 1: Another variant of the void in Utah cigar deal. This seems a little better than last week's because you get the cigar cutter, and five cigars - all rated 90+. But by whom, and what was the grading scale? It does not tell you this. :cry:
    Page 2 - Oh dear. It is the ad for paper checks with the 'Walmart' prefix restored. It is probably time for this advert campaign to be cancelled. :cry:
    Page 3 - The desperate leaf & filter gutter scheme is pitched yet again. "15% off | 10% off" + 'call now and get an additional 5% off'. Obviously, it is overcharging people for a scheme they do not need. I urge you to "save 100%" by trashing this advert.
    Page 4 - This week, the currency speculator bureau is dangling U.S. $10 gold coins in your face. It will not tell you how much it will cost, nor what year it was minted. People, if you want to become a numismatic investor, study beforehand. Do not succumb to "cold" advertisements like this. :x

    Inside: S.O.C. {I don't swear.}
    • Menards
    • Cermak Produce #2 [4401 W. Armitage]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 [5129 W. Belmont Ave. - a former Jewel-Osco store]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #16 [4000 W. Diversey Ave.]
    • Tony's Fresh Market (only the 5 on Chicago's NW side).
    • Jewel-Osco (Last week was July 4th? This week we have a back-to-school ad. This was a very short summer.) (Yet breweries are scolded for season-jumping?)

    There is no telephone or internet ad this week. Nonetheless, if you do not have 1 GB fiber broadband at your abode; this would be a good week to look it up. But the price might have gone up to $80.00 | month.
    No ad from Aldi, Angelo Caputo's, Butera, Food 4 Less, or Mariano's.
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  • Post #33 - July 15th, 2022, 8:35 am
    Post #33 - July 15th, 2022, 8:35 am Post #33 - July 15th, 2022, 8:35 am
    You didn't miss much on the Mariano's ad. Bunch of stuff at 50 cents or a dollar higher than it was on sale a couple weeks ago.
  • Post #34 - July 15th, 2022, 8:47 am
    Post #34 - July 15th, 2022, 8:47 am Post #34 - July 15th, 2022, 8:47 am
    Hi,

    In the last two flyers, there have been no Heinen's ads.

    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 #35 - July 15th, 2022, 9:21 am
    Post #35 - July 15th, 2022, 9:21 am Post #35 - July 15th, 2022, 9:21 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    In the last two flyers, there have been no Heinen's ads.


    I don't get the Heinen's ads either but sometimes shop in the Glenview location and always check online for their weekly ad before I go there if there some deal I want:
    https://www.heinens.com/weekly-ad/

    Almost all grocery chains whether big (Jewel, Mariano's) or small (Jerry's, Shop and Save, Montrose Market, Cermak Market, etc..) seem to all have an online presence where they post there weekly deals/ads. No need to worry if your getting the paper ad weekly or not anymore!
  • Post #36 - July 15th, 2022, 10:02 am
    Post #36 - July 15th, 2022, 10:02 am Post #36 - July 15th, 2022, 10:02 am
    HI,

    Thanks!

    Tuesday morning, I check online the current and future week's ads. It can trigger a grocery store visit on Tuesday or delay to later in the week.

    My Mom reads the paper ads, otherwise they might get recycled almost directly from the incoming mail.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #37 - July 15th, 2022, 11:20 am
    Post #37 - July 15th, 2022, 11:20 am Post #37 - July 15th, 2022, 11:20 am
    I've only been to Heinan's once. It is too far for me, and too expensive. I just looked sat their ad though, and for those people that are fan's of Oberweis milk, they have it on sale this week for $3.99, which is about as cheap as it ever gets. They do charge a $2 deposit for the bottles though.
  • Post #38 - July 15th, 2022, 2:21 pm
    Post #38 - July 15th, 2022, 2:21 pm Post #38 - July 15th, 2022, 2:21 pm
    The printed flyers are excellent for testing knives after they're sharpened. :wink:

    I generally stick to the electronic versions of the flyers when I'm seeking information. It's all in one place that way and I can access them from anywhere, which makes grocery list creation and updating easier.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #39 - July 15th, 2022, 6:14 pm
    Post #39 - July 15th, 2022, 6:14 pm Post #39 - July 15th, 2022, 6:14 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I generally stick to the electronic versions of the flyers when I'm seeking information. It's all in one place that way and I can access them from anywhere, which makes grocery list creation and updating easier.
    =R=


    I will admit that I make my grocery list after midnight on Monday nights when the "next week ad preview comes out. Having said that, the actual paper ad for both Kroger and Safeway often has pages that the preview does not. It does not happen very often but it occasionally does.

    In our area, there is small revolt against Safeway as the ads in Tucson have prices on sales items that is lower than the local stores. Most people might not notice it if the morons at Safeway did not send BOTH ads to all households in the area earlier this year.

    The e-mail that I look for are the weekly specials at the salvage store in Phoenix. They have some great deals that are 50-75% off.
  • Post #40 - July 19th, 2022, 6:52 pm
    Post #40 - July 19th, 2022, 6:52 pm Post #40 - July 19th, 2022, 6:52 pm
    Week #14: Pretty much average. So I add value.

    The outer sheath content: Page 1: A home design remodeling advert.
    Pages 2 & 3: In an instance of the interior material separating the pitches, it is the dueling bathroom remodeling face-off. Page 3 has the female "renovation expert" depicted. (I wonder how much photoshopping they have done on her.)
    Page 4: Here's something different. An advert for meat foodstuffs shipped to you ($139.99). - But wait. In the enclosed Vericast booklet, there is an alternate offer from it for a different pack for $134.99. {Also in the Vericast booklet is a coupon for bathroom tissue, so I guess that hoarding phase has ended.}
    A common aspect of the Vericast booklet is a short span of time in which the coupon is valid. When I scrawl I toss these, it is because I perceive I will not be purchasing anything these advertise in this span.
    I will lead with a good coupon offer: We have a glossy sheet of sixteen coupons from Popeye's Chicken. They are the same offers at the same price of the coupons which expired on the 17th. These are valid through 9th October.
    The desperate leaf & filter gutter scheme is pitched yet again. I will give it a kudo for typifying it as "Promo: 283" - an admission that the previous 282 promotions were ineffective.

    Inside:
    • Menards
    • Cermak Produce #2 [4401 W. Armitage]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 [5129 W. Belmont Ave. - a former Jewel-Osco store]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #16 [4000 W. Diversey Ave.]
    • Tony's Fresh Market (only the 5 on Chicago's NW side).
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Angelo Caputo's (Elmwood Park, Addison, Hanover Park, Orland Park)
    • Centro Fresh Market [4804 W. Diversey Ave.](2-week ad)

    There is no telephone or internet ad this week.
    No ad from Aldi, Butera, Food 4 Less, Heinen's, or Mariano's. I must allow that all the grocery chains are aware of their competition. I deduce the grocers that do not include their flyer in this package [60641] are doing so for financial reasons. But the presence of Angelo Caputo in this should trigger Butera and Mariano's (and maybe Heinen's) to get in here as well.

    Now for the added value. Last week I mentioned a Reddit rubric where respondents mentioned the four digit coupon codes for paper deals at Burger King. Here are the codes for previous coupons which have been supplanted by more costly coupons:
    • Family Bundle $12.99 2663
    • Whopper Meal for two $8.99 5765
    • Two Original Chicken Sandwiches plus 2 small french fries $4.99 6701 {Ordering two Original Chicken Sandwiches by themselves now costs $7.00.}
    • Two Whopper Jr. Sandwiches plus 2 small french fries $3.99 3945
    • Eight piece Chicken Nuggets plus one large french fries $3.00 4887
    • Nine piece Chicken Fries plus one large french fries $3.00 7857
    • Two Croissan'wich meal $4.00 1909
    Whether you can get away with this in the drive-through lane, I puzzle. You may have better success parking the vehicle and ordering inside. Officially, these coupons expired on the 17th. The subReddit has responses that counter staff do not closely inspect the paper coupons' expiration date.
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  • Post #41 - July 26th, 2022, 4:37 pm
    Post #41 - July 26th, 2022, 4:37 pm Post #41 - July 26th, 2022, 4:37 pm
    Week #15: A few interesting items.

    The outer sheath content: You know what? I should compose standing type for the offers which debase these four pages each week. Something along these lines:
    1. Home interior renovation
    2. Home bathroom renovation 1
    3. Home bathroom renovation 2 (with the female renovation expert)
    4. Leaf gutter protection
    5. Cigars (void in Utah)
    6. Meat procurement
    7. Paper checks
    8. Numismatic investment scheme

    Because then, I could swiftly and succinctly relate what is contained on the outer sheath by scrawling A, B, C, & D.

    This week, there are coupons.
    We have the glossy, 20-coupon page (4x5) from Burger King. However, I am puzzled at what the reverse side of the coupon page advertises. It pitches the Big King variants (3), the Big Fish, and the Original Chicken Sandwich as "two for $6". People, if you physically visit a Burger King, you will detect that these sandwiches are now actually two for $7. So yet again, somebody at Burger King is not on the same page as the marketing department. When ordering this (if you do not use a coupon code like those I annotated last week), make your opening sentence, "I want the 2 for $6." and then speechify what is your sandwich selection(s). Check your receipt. (If it did not give you one, it probably charged 2 for $7, and it doesn't want you to report it to Burger King corporate; which you could by going to the BK Experience World-Wide Web page and inputting your location & order number.)
    There is a mini-sized coupon booklet for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
    In the Vericast booklet, among all the coupons for pharmaceuticals, is coupons for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

    Inside:
    • Cermak Produce #2 [4401 W. Armitage]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 [5129 W. Belmont Ave. - a former Jewel-Osco store]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #16 [4000 W. Diversey Ave.]
    • Tony's Fresh Market [only the 5 on Chicago's NW side]
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Menards

    As far as I can tell, there is nothing I need to obtain from a grocer this week.
    There is no telephone or internet ad this week.
    No ad from Aldi, Butera, Food 4 Less, Heinen's, or Mariano's in 60641. I will go out later this week. I will not go out of the way to scarf any more weekly bundles. But if I do espy one lying out there on Thursday or Friday, I will pick it up.
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  • Post #42 - August 3rd, 2022, 3:53 pm
    Post #42 - August 3rd, 2022, 3:53 pm Post #42 - August 3rd, 2022, 3:53 pm
    Week #16: I am not being slovenly this week. This was not delivered until Wednesday afternoon. :roll:

    The outer sheath content: E, B, G, D.
    (See last week's post for the code definitions. It should go without mention that these are all lousy 'deals' which should not take up a minute of your time. :x)

    Inside:
    • Cermak Produce #2 [4401 W. Armitage]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 [5129 W. Belmont Ave. - a former Jewel-Osco store]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #16 [4000 W. Diversey Ave.]
    • Tony's Fresh Market [only the 5 on Chicago's NW side]
    • Jewel-Osco (We also get the 1-page glossy Latinx sale sheet. It is valid through 27 Sep. 2022.)
    • Centro Fresh Market 2-week [4804 W. Diversey Ave.]
    • Menards

    There are two coupon booklets: from Vericast, and Unilever. Both feature health and beauty products.
    The Jewel-Osco ad has Entenmann's Donuts for $3.00. That might get a visit from me on the #54 Cicero bus.
    We have the Geico local agent insurance ad (6 offices), an Andersen window replacement ad, and a flyer for Shoe Carnival.
    There is no telephone or internet ad this week.
    No ad from Aldi, Butera, Food 4 Less, Heinen's, or Mariano's in 60641.
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  • Post #43 - August 9th, 2022, 10:39 pm
    Post #43 - August 9th, 2022, 10:39 pm Post #43 - August 9th, 2022, 10:39 pm
    Week #17: I was out-&-about on Tuesday. Sometime between 3:00-6:15 pm, the weekly flyer was dropped out here at the abode.
    I will tell you soon where I went. I was utilizing the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint.

    The outer sheath content: E, D, C, H.
    (See two weeks ago's post for the code definitions. It should go without mention that these are all lousy 'deals' which should never actually be ordered.)

    There are two Vericast booklets included this week. In one of those two booklets are another ad for outer sheath advertisers B and D. The Vericast booklets extensively feature health and beauty product coupons, extended to include laundry accessories.
    There are coupons this week. The sheet which may most interest you is from Culver's. Six coupons spanning their items, valid through 7 October 2022. Then there is a sheet from Papa John's pizza. Observant members here on LTHF may note that I am not in the Chik-Fil-A thread (and I never will enter it, even if somebody tries to call me out there). For me, the big bosses at Papa John's hosted a fête for similarly abhorrent politicians, and so I will never patronize it; especially when the specific store this coupon sheet bandies about is two blocks away from a Little Caesars pizza shop; whose ownership supports more equitable causes.
    What is unusual is a coupon sheet for Fresh Farms International Market. Four locations are listed: Two in Niles, one in Wheeling, & one in Chicago. You would get $10.00 off a $50.00 order from now to 18 August; or $5.00 off a $25.00 order from 19-31 August. There are coupons for deli ham, free range eggs; branzino | lavraki, & organic pasta - if you hit the price points. I doubt I will go there; but this should be the cannon blast across the bow of the shoppers' ships of Mariano's and Butera's. They have to contemplate this is a salvo to obtain grocery supporters who they depend on. If their ad flyers do not begin appearing in the 60641 pack by 31 August, they could well drop these supporters to Fresh Farms.

    Inside:
    • Cermak Produce #2 [4401 W. Armitage]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #18 [5129 W. Belmont Ave. - a former Jewel-Osco store]
    • Cermak Fresh Market #16 [4000 W. Diversey Ave.]
    • Tony's Fresh Market [the 5 on Chicago's NW side + that on N. Lincoln Ave., and N. Mannheim Rd. in Melrose Park]
    • Jewel-Osco
    • Menards


    There is no telephone or internet ad this week, but the abode got a direct mailing from AT&T to sign up for Fiber. The best deal is shown as $80.00 | month for 940 Mbps up|down. You would not get HBO Max. But I suspect, if you go online and get into chat with it, you can lower the rate to $70.00 | mo. and get two Visa debit cards with $200 each on them {by uttering the magic word "XFinity"}.
    No ad from Aldi, Butera, Food 4 Less, Heinen's*, or Mariano's in 60641.

    Last week I scrawled I might take the bus to Jewel-Osco for $3.00 Entenmann's donuts. That did not occur. Instead, on Tuesday, I hauled out the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint because the bag holding the recyclable aluminum cans was full. The recycler this time was T & Z Metals on W. Parker St., just south of Diversey Ave. I recycled the cans [5# = $1.75]. I then went back west on Diversey to the Burger King @ 4514 W. Diversey. I went inside and used a $5.00 Whopper Meal coupon (since it is a poor move to grocery shop on an empty stomach). The $5.00 Whopper Meal coupon code is 4048. The Coca-Cola Freestyle machine at this Burger King is functional; which is not the case at the Burger King I usually frequent at 3173 N. Milwaukee Ave. [soon to be in stumbling range of Lake Effect Brwg.'s taproom] (On the last customer survey I took, I went into detail that its Freestyle machine has been inoperative for months - corporate should get on management's butt about it.) The Freestyle machine is amazing. I encourage you to get deep into it. Try the Minute Maid, Fanta, or Sprite rubrics.
    From there, I motored to the outdoor mall which when built in the early 1990s, had Phar-Mor as its main tenant. A Walmart Super now occupies its edifice. There is also a Big Lots shop here, which if you are still purchasing physical media, has DVDs on sale for as low as $1.88. They make excellent Xmas gifts, especially if the gift recipient "lost" a clutch of movies on his | her streaming service. You could spend an hour looking through these discs. I suspect many of these movies you have never heard about.
    What I wanted to purchase at Walmart was a bucket | pail for which to pour the wintertime rock salt into, a fanny pack so I do not have to carry around a bag or satchel this Saturday at the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival, a snow shovel to replace the one whose edges are bent, dill relish, and frozen burritos. Also while there, I would price the big bags of dry cat food, which was last ordered online through Amazon. All which one could expect would be in stock at a Walmart Super.
    I never found the section of the Walmart which had either the bucket or a snow shovel. The fanny pack was detected [$11.88]. The Great Value dill relish was not in stock, but its mild picanté was [$1.98]. The Entenmann's donuts intended to be bought at Jewel-Osco for $3.00 was going for $4.16. It was skipped. Instead, the Great Value chocolate creme filled cupcakes 8-pack for $2.50 was cross-substituted. The freezer cases here has mostly multi-pack options of frozen burritos, of both El Monterey and Tina's. They were bypassed. Intriguingly, the Michelina's frozen dinners were priced at $1.08. (They're on sale for $1.00 @ Tony's this week.)
    I did divert into the cat food aisle and inspected the big bags of dry cat food. I am about to finish a 20# bag of 9 Lives dry cat food. This will leave me with merely a 16# bag of Special Kitty dry cat food bought on a older Walmart trip. The potential hazard is "What if Mirko does not like the Special Kitty brand?".
    Not-so-surprising: Big bags have lost weight. The 9 Lives dry cat food is now in a 15½# bag. It is selling for $11.98. A 16# bag of Friskies surf & turf is $12.28. $19.58 will obtain you a 20# bag of Purina Cat Chow or a 30# bag of Kit n'Kaboodle. A 30# bag of Meow Mix will demand $22.98. Mirko liked Kit n'Kaboodle. What I will do next is shop for these big bags online. I have more choices than the last time I bought (wet) cat food online. I can compare Chewy to Amazon to Pet Supplies Plus, Walmart Marketplace, and even to hardware chains like Menards {gasp}.
    So I got out of Walmart for only $17.64.
    The parking lot at this mall was pretty full. So I wound up parking in the area between the Walmart and the Big Lots. “Is anybody going to break into a 35-year-old car with a manual transmission in broad daylight to steal a fanny pack?” I don't gamble; but I would be willing to bet the odds on this happening are up there in the thousands-to-1 range. I dumped the bag with the Walmart items under the front seat (from the back seat).
    I went into the Big Lots. I am actually a member of its frequent buyer program, but lost the card years ago. It becomes another incident of tell the cashier your telephone number. I walked through aisles for a while. A staff member told me it is expecting its delivery Wednesday. No buckets. No snow shovel. No big bags of dry cat food. Nothing marked down for rapid depletion. I was not going to spend an hour looking through its DVDs. (Sporadically, it will e-mail you a coupon for percentages off your purchase of $30+. That is when to go full bore on buying DVDs.) So what was bought here was two small boxes of organic flavored tea: A 24-pack of Jasmine tea, and a 20-pack of Lemon Ginger tea. Total: $4.03
    Nobody broke into the Sprint. Both of these stores came up deficient.
    Let's go to the final resort: Dollar-and-a-quarter-Tree. This is at 4441 W. Diversey; which I contemplate does not get a lot of traffic, unlike those at Cicero & Warner [The Six], Cicero & Fullerton, Belmont & Central, Belmont & Narragansett, and Harlem & Belmont.
    It is a large store. The first aisle which I hit was because of my memories of attending Cinema Wasteland in suburban Cleveland, OH. was its storage items. I knew I could find a plastic bucket in which I could place my beer purchases for the weekend {so as not to be snagged by its in-room refrigerator which may have been stocked with exorbitantly-priced beverages triggered even by merely moving them} and fill that with free hotel ice.
    Yes. There it was. A plastic black bucket which will certainly come in handy for filling with rock salt when I have to shovel the sidewalks this upcoming winter. I went through the soft goods lane and bought another pair of slippers and a set of shoe insoles. The dry goods aisle had more Tevive flavored black teas. I bought the Apple & Cranberry 20-pack. Then I recessed to the frozen foods section. For $1.25 each, I bought 4 El Monterey sausage, egg, cheese, and potato breakfast wraps; 4 El Monterey XL spicy beef and bean burritos; and 2 Tina's Beef & Bean, and 2 Tina's Red Hot Beef burritos. So here is where I effectively cleaned-up. The tab here was $21.73. This made the Grand Total $48.94

    I will continue to shop for a snow shovel and big bags of dry cat food. But now I expect the lowest price will be found online rather than in a local store.

    This is off-topic, but I may as well mention it. On Thursday, the 11th, WDRV-FM (The Drive) is having its “Travelling Thirsty Thursday” at RK's Bar & Grill at 889 N. La Fox St. in South Elgin. Since it occurs from 5:00-7:00 pm, I looked it up on transit and found it is directly on a bus route I have never rode. Plus, I get to be on one of those MCI motor coaches that travels on the shoulder on the tollway. No, it runs with standard 40-foot diesel ENC Axess buses. Its last run back to Rosemont is at 7:45 pm. Since it gets back to the Blue Line “L” at 8:20 pm, I could probably toss an additional beer jaunt onto the trip. So if you want to encounter me out here before Saturday, consider this.

    * = I looked up Heinen's. I thought it was still in the Winston Plaza in Melrose Park. No it isn't. The closest to here is in Mount Prospect | Arlington Heights. So I will cease expecting to glimpse it.
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  • Post #44 - August 9th, 2022, 11:37 pm
    Post #44 - August 9th, 2022, 11:37 pm Post #44 - August 9th, 2022, 11:37 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    Thanks!

    Tuesday morning, I check online the current and future week's ads. It can trigger a grocery store visit on Tuesday or delay to later in the week.

    My Mom reads the paper ads, otherwise they might get recycled almost directly from the incoming mail.

    Regards,
    Cathy2



    If you really want to look at a lot of ads quickly, you might want to download the FLIPP app. You enter the zip code and it will show you ALL of the circulars available in the area.

    If you are traveling, you can enter the zip of that area and find out what is available.
  • Post #45 - August 10th, 2022, 11:36 pm
    Post #45 - August 10th, 2022, 11:36 pm Post #45 - August 10th, 2022, 11:36 pm
    Great suggestion. You can also use the Flipp website on a computer for a bigger view. I found a ridiculous variety of ads for a Waukegan zip: Both Fleet Farm and Farm and Fleet, Penneys, Meijer, the complete set of Kroger stores: Marianos, PicknSave, Food for Less; Ollie's Bargain Market (?!), Heinens, Butera, etc.

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