- At Jewel-Osco, today is the last day of the "spend $100, get $20 to spend on groceries" gift card promotion. It's also the last day to use wine tag coupons with no liquor purchase before their recent policy change takes effect. Mashup Mom has a great suggestion for combining the gift card deal with Southwest's current fare sale.
- If you are downtown, don't forget to look for carts giving out free ice cream today and tomorrow.
- Take 24 percent off an online purchase at Old Navy today only with the coupon code SUMMER24. (Money Saving Mom points out that Shop At Home is currently paying a 10 percent rebate for Old Navy if you click through that site to purchase.)
- Free concerts at Millennium Park every Thursday -- see Chi-Town Cheapskate for more info.
- Get half off on already discounted fabric on Groupon today. You pay $20 for a $40 voucher to the Textile Discount Outlet in Pilsen. I love this place -- we got the fabric there for the roman shades my husband sewed for our living room. (Yeah, my husband sews. I know, I'm a lucky girl.)
- Free softcover photo book from Snapfish if you enter seven photos in their weekly photo contests. Each week is a color theme, and although the first week, blue, has past I think you can still contribute a blue photo in order to qualify for the free book.
- Also at Snapfish, if you spend $10 you can add a photo mug for just $1.
- Vistaprint has even more free items available than usual, through June 30. You pay shipping only for a photo book, 10 invitations or announcements, 250 business cards, a rubber stamp, 100 postcards, or other custom-printed items.
- Amazon's deal of the day today is a 16-pack of AA or AAA Energizer batteries for just $6.59, if you order through Subscribe & Save. Name-brand batteries for 41 cents apiece. Is that good?
- Fly Bird, a really hip boutique in Oak Park, is having a sidewalk sale Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with 50 percent discounts.
- Private sale site Totsy has a Kidorable sale today -- those cute umbrellas are just $8.50, and if you are a new member, your first order ships free. There's also a sale on Mahattan Toy Co., maker of those Groovy Girls dolls that seem to be popular birthday gifts.
- Another private sale site, Gilt Groupe, is having a children's clearance sale. I guess you have to be a member of daily deal site Gaggle of Chicks to shop it. It's like a deal site wrapped in a discount inside a bargain! Anyway, if you will have a baby this fall, you must buy this chili pepper costume for just $5.
Jewel-Osco, Old Navy, Vistaprint and more Chicago bargains
Come out of your basements, Chicago -- the tornado warning is over. Good thing, too, because look at all these bargains to nab today:
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.