Welcome Chicagonista Live! Viewers – Hot Holiday Online Shopping Tips


Welcome Chicagonista Live! viewers! Getting together with the wonderful Chicagonista ladies – MJ Tam, Beth Rosen, Nancy Loo, and Duong Sheahan is always a treat. A special shout-out goes to Abt Electronics for sponsoring today’s show.

Here are some hot holiday online shopping tips that will help you save time and money this Black Friday and beyond:

1) Know what day and time the online sales will start for your store. We have a list of starting dates and times for some of the stores here and will continue to add to it as they become available.

2) Research the best deals ahead of time. Check out my extensive list of stores and their complete Black Friday deals. You can even do a search for what you are looking for (ex: laptop, printer, phone, toy, etc.) on here.

3) Search for online coupon codes to sweeten your deal even more. Check out our online coupons database (powered by Savings.com) and search for your stores.

4) Use free in-store pickup to save on shipping costs. Many stores, including Sears, Kmart, Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and Best Buy give you the option to order online and pick up your order in store. The beauty of selecting in-store pick up is that you can get the same deal online instead of fighting the lines in the store and then have the option to pick up your order on a different day. Personally, I like using the Shop Your Way app when picking up my orders from Sears because I don’t even have to leave my car. They bring out the orders right to me in my car.

5) Stack your savings with a sale, coupon, free shipping, and rewards/rebates. You may even save more than if you headed out to the stores. The best part is, you can shop in your pajamas in the comfort of your own home!

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Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 11/23/14 – 2 Inserts!

ASW Coupon Preview

Air Wick $.75/1 item (12/20) TARGET COUPON
Air Wick $2/2 items (12/20) TARGET COUPON
Better Than! $1/1 dog treats (1/18/15)
Bio-Oil $2/1 product (2/23/15)
Blue Diamond $.75/1 nut thins (2/1/15)
Blue Diamond $1/1 10oz+ almonds bag (2/1/15)
Blue Diamond $1/2 4oz bags or 6oz almond cans (2/1/15)
Brut $1/1 classic fragrance or antiperspirant/deodorant excludes shave foam, razors, soap or any revolution 2.25oz deodorant product (12/31)
Colgate $.50/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excluding plus, extra clean or classic clean (12/13)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 3.4oz+ (12/6)
Colgate $1/1 mouthwash or mouth rinse 8oz+ (12/20)
Dr. Scholl’s $5/1 massaging gel insoles, odor-x ultracool insoles, active series replacement insoles, pro pain relief orthotics & dreamwalk insoles $7.95+ (12/8)
Farmer John $.75/1 bacon product (1/23/15)
Farmer John $1/2 breakfast sausage packages (1/23/15)
Hershey’s $1/2 hershey’s kisses, hershey’s nuggets, hershey’s minatures, reese’s, york, kit kat or rolo candies 7.8oz+ (12/6)
Infusium 23 $2/1 shampoo, conditioner or leave in treatment excludes 1.7oz (12/31)
King Arthur $.75/1 5lb flour bag dnd (12/31)
Mariani $.50/1 dried fruit snack 3oz+ dnd (1/31/15)
Mr. Sketch $1.50/1 scented markers 4ct+ (1/18/15)
Mucinex $2/1 product (1/4/15)
OxiClean $1/1 extreme power crystals dishwasher detergent (1/3/15)
OxiClean $4/2 dishwasher products (1/3/15)
Pert Plus $1/1 2in1 or 3in1 excludes 1.7oz (12/31)
Philips Norelco $10/1 shaver series 4000 or 5000 or click & style (1/31/15)
Philips Norelco $20/1 shaver 6000 over $75 (1150x/40, 1180x/40, 1160x/40 only) (1/31/15)
Philips Norelco $25/1 shaver 9300, shaver 9400 or shaver 9500 over $150 (1/31/155)
Philips Norelco $5/1 shaver series 2000 or 3000, hair clippers, replacement heads, or trimmer over $29 (1/31/15)
Philips Sonicare $10/1 healthywhite, easyclean, 2 series plaque control, for kids or airfloss excludes essence and powerup (12/31)
Philips Sonicare $4/1 brush head mutli-pack or powerup battery toothbrush (12/31)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated grands! biscuits (2/14/15)
Pillsbury $.40/2 crescent dinner rolls or grands! crescent dinner rolls (2/14/15)
Pillsbury/Cinnabon $.40/2 pillsbury sweet rolls or grands! sweet rolls or cinnabon bakery inspired cinnamon rolls (2/14/15)
Poise $2/1 pads or liners 27ct+ (1/3/15)
Rachael Ray $1/1 nutrish dog treats (1/18/15)
Rachael Ray $2/1 nutrish dry dog food 4lb+ (1/18/15)
Red Star $.75/2 yeast 3-strip packages or 1 4oz jar dnd (12/31)
Schick $1/2 hydro shave gels (1/4/15)
Schick $2/1 hydro disposable (1/4/15)
Schick $2/1 hydro men’s razor or refill excludes disposables (1/4/15)
Softlips $.75/1 cube (1/18/15)
Starbucks $1.50/1 k-cup pack 10ct+ (1/21/15)
Starbucks $1/1 via ready brew 5ct+ (1/21/15)
Starbucks $2/2 packaged coffee bags (1/21/15)
Sure $1/1 2.6, 2.7 or 6oz product (12/31)
Wonderful $.50/1 sweet scarletts bag or box (12/23)
Zim’s $2/1 product (12/7)

Crest $.50/1 toothpaste 3oz+ or liquid gel excludes cavity, baking soda, tartar control and trial (12/31)
Crest $7/1 3D white 1 hour express 4ct, professional effects 20ct, professional effects + 1 hour express 22ct or spureme flexfit 14ct whitestrips ets (12/7)
Crest/Oral-B $2/1 3D white whitening duo ets (12/31)
Duracell $3/2 quantum AA, AAA 6pk, C3, D3 or 9V 2pk or coppertop AA, AAA 8pk+, C4, D4 or 9V2 or any rechargeable, hearing aid or specialty batteries (12/31)
Duracell/Furreal Friends $8 off 1 furreal friends get up & gogo my walkin’ pup toy with the purchase of 1 duracell quantum, coppertop or rechargeable 4pk+ (12/24)
Eucerin $1.50/1 hand, face or body lotion 2-16.9oz (12/21)
Eucerin $2/1 creme, lotion or gentle wash 2-13.5oz (12/21)
Finishing Touch $1/1 elite personal hair remover (1/31/15)
Finishing Touch $4/1 yes! professional full body hair remover (1/31/15)
Gillette $2/1 fusion shave prep ets (12/31)
Gillette $3/1 male razor excludes disposables and trial (12/31)
L’Oreal $2/1 oleotherapy, everpure, everstrong, eversleek, evercreme or evercurl treatment (12/20)
L’Oreal $5/2 oleotherapy, everpure, everstrong, eversleek, evercreme or evercurl shampoos or conditioners (12/20)
MicroTouch $1/1 max precision hair remover (1/31/15)
Ocean Spray $1/1 5oz craisins dried cranberries or 1 6ct 1oz snack pack (2/21/15)
Ocean Spray $1/1 dried cranberries 18oz canister (2/21/15)
Oral-B $3/1 replacement brush heads 2ct+(12/31)
Oral-B $5/1 vitality electric toothbrush (12/7)
Oral-B $7/1 professional series 1000, 1500, 2500, deep sweep 1000 or pulsonic rechargeable toothbrush (12/7)
Purina Waggin’ Train $3/1 11oz+ package (2/23/15)
Satin Care $.75/1 shave gel ets (12/31)
Scope $1/1 250ml+ (12/31)
SodaStream Buy 1 sparkling water maker and get 3 500ml sparkling water mixes free up to $7.99 each (12/15)
Venus $3/1 razor excludes disposables and trial (12/31)

* Please note that coupon inserts and coupon values may vary depending on the region and newspaper.

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Thanks Coupon Previews!

Check out the store coupon matchups here:

Store Matchups

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Jewel-Osco Matchups and Deals 11/19-11/27/14

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Jewel-Osco Matchups and Deals

Sign up and download the free Favado app on your smartphone to take these deals with you. You’ll also be able to compare prices throughout various stores!


Here are this week’s deals at Jewel-Osco:

Earn FREE Cuisinart Cookware when you earn a saver stamp for every $10 you spend at Jewel-Osco through December 26, 2014!

Here are this week’s deals at Jewel-Osco:


Canned Goods & Soups

Condiments, Spice & Baking

Cookies, Snacks & Candy


Meat, Poultry & Fish


Click here to see the complete list

While you are here, check out my store coupon matchups:

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