We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals in , we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.
This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.
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Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together.
Deal: Get a $10 off coupon to be used toward any purchase of $10 or more. The voucher is good for olive oils or vinegars only. One coupon per customer. To print it out, click here.
Good Through: March 31.
Deal: March Madness Special. Two 12 oz. USDA Choice Angus NY Strip Steaks; four 6 oz. USDA Choice Savory Sirloin Steaks; six 4 oz. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts; five 3.2 oz. Beef Hot Dogs; four 4 oz. Beef Steak Burgers; 2 lbs. Broccoli Rice Casserole and FREE nine inch French Silk Pie! All for only $54.99 - save $28!!! Can order online.
Good through: March 29. Call 630-378-1238 for more information.
Deal: By signing-up for the best of Spring Beauty 2011, you will receive free gifts, exclusives, daily offers, tips from the pros, daily in-store consultations and demos of your favorite Brands.
Good through: From March 13 through April 2. Call 630-783-0018 for more information.
4. BABY ADVICE
Deal: Type "planningfamily.com” into your browser for a whole treasure trove of free baby advice and coupons.
Good through: You can use the site’s uncanny “Baby Gender Predictor,” sign up for week-to-week pregnancy and child development update and learn from a free library expert advice articles and video.
But talk is cheap. You’ll want to click “print” to pocket the tons of free coupons for baby formula,diapers and everything in between.
Deal: There is a plethora of daily deals at this Lisle pizzeria. Kids Eat Free on Thursdays; Get 50 percent off pizza from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 25 percent off pizza from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays; Buy one, get one free spaghetti, mostaccioli or fettuccini meals on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to close.
Good through: Ongoing
As with all specials and deals, please check with each merchant for product availability and any sale conditions.