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Amish Cars.

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One of the joys of my Tupperware Business, is the amazing people I get to meet! I have been privileged to do parties for an amazing group of Amish ladies, north of Portage for the last ten years and have made some great friendships. Many of the perks are Amish Oatmeal pies, organic chickens that are about eight pounds when they are fully dressed, onion/cheese bread and more! Today, we went to visit Ms Erma, who is now a grandmother. Her daughter had her first baby and we brought a few gifts up. Sadly, we have no pictures of the new little peanut to share with you, they were nursing. =) Before we left, Ms Erma asked Miss Sarah if she would like a ride in an "Amish Car". Silly question! Sarah was helped into the buggy, then Erma got in to drive. It was a quick jaunt down the end of the driveway and back, but Sarah LOVED it! You can see the snow that we still have lingering in the background...it should be gone soon! I'm not sure who is smiling more: Miss Sarah or Ms E

Congrats Donna!

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Donna (writer of MadisonCouponConnection.com) was the big winner of my 500th Post giveaway! We connected to pass over the bag of loot and had a nice visit :) Congrats again Donna! ***and for the rest of you, another giveaway is coming soon!

3 Different Kellogg's $5 Bonus Coupon Booklets In Select Kellogg's Cereals!!

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Select Kellogg's cereals have $5 coupon books inside. There are 3 booklets however you won't know what you'll get until you open it. COUPONS FOR BOOKLET #1 $1 OFF 2 Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted Flakes $1 off 2 Raisin Bran $1 off 1 Crunchy Nut $1 off 3 FiberPlus Chewy Bars $1 off Fresh eggs any brand any size when you purchase any 2 packages of Kellogg's Cereals COUPONS FOR BOOKLET 2 $1 OFF 2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, Crispix or Corn Flakes $1 off 1 package of Silk Soymilk or Pure Almond $1 off 2 Nutr-gran Cereal Bars $1 off 2 Poptarts 12 count or larger $1 off fresh fruit when you purchase any 2 packages of Kellogg's cereals (thanks Birmingham Bargain Mom!)

Fun Things To Do With The Kiddos This Weekend

Here is a list of some things in the Madison area to do this weekend - you Just let me know if I missed something! =) Saturday: Frosty Flicks: Kids Winter Film Series Saturdays & Sundays - Participating Marcus Theatres Every Saturday 10am & every Sunday 11am, admission is just $2 per person! All dates & titles subject to change: Mar 19-20 www.marcustheatres.com Kids in the Rotunda Every Saturday October thru May - Overture Center for the Arts Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. The popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. Kids in the Rotunda takes place on the Rotunda Stage. Performances begin October 3rd, see website for schedule www.overturecenter.com An

Copp's and Pick N Save this week

This is the list from Pocket Your Dollars - I have updated it with our local prices and added a few things! I don't see it as a fantastic week of deals, maybe you see something that I am missing? Happy Shopping! Produce Deals Marzetti Dressing $3.69 Use $1/1 from 3/6 Smart Source insert or $1/1 Marzetti Salad Dressing printable Final price: $1.69 after doubled coupon Marzetti Vegetable Dip $3.69 Use $0.60/1 from 1/30 Smart Source insert or $1/1 Marzetti Vegetable Dip printable or $1/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip printable Final price: As low as $1.69 after doubled coupon Fresh Express Salad Blends $2 - no coupon needed! Meat Deals Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Shaved or Hearty Slices Lunchmeat $3.50 Use $1/1 Hillshire Farm Lunch Meat manufacturer’s printable available from Walmart’s website or $0.55/1 Hillshire Farm Hearty Slices printable Final price: As low as $1.50 after doubled coupon Ocean Perch Fillets, Fresh $4.99/lb Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $4.99/lb (while

Why St Patrick's Day Is Hard For Me...

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Every year my family would go out to get some yummy corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick's Day, if the place served green beer, all the better! This was a great tradition until March 17th, 2005. That was the year that only my husband and I went, Mom and Pop stayed home because he thought he was coming down with a cold. He didn't have a cold. He had a massive heart attack that night and passed away. They said it was so bad that if he was in an Emergency Room, they couldn't have saved him. =( Pop wasn't my real father...he was my third one. My birth father had died many years before, my Stepfather adopted me when he married my mother, but had a new family as they divorced and he remarried. Let's just say he was a MUCH better Dad to the new crop of kids... Then came Pop. Husband #3. Pop was warm, loving and a fixture in my life for over 10 years...and he gave the best hugs! He would have ADORED our daughter - he was there for our entire journey to be parents and

"Fantastic Savings" booklet good from Thursday 3/17-30.

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List of coupons: Ragu 16-26 oz 1.28 limit 1, therafter 1.99 Dannon Yogurt 32 oz 1.48 limit 1, therafter 1.51 Clear Value OJ 64 oz, .98 limit 1, therafter 1.69 Kellog's Frosted Flakes 21.7-25.5 oz 2.78 limit one, 3.49 therafter Roma Original Pizza select 13-15 oz 1.48 limit 5 7 up, A&W or Sunkist and other selected 2 liter bottles .98 limit one, 1.49 therafter Welch's Grape Jam or Jelly 22.32 oz 1.78 limit 1, 1.99 therafter Mft Coupon - Save 1.00 on any 2 Welch's Grape Jams or Jellies. Progresso Classics Soup 18-19 oz .88 limit 3 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Smart Taste or Garden Delight Pasta 12-14.5 oz (excludes Lasagna) .98 limit 1, 1.49 therafter Mft Coupon Save 2.00 on any High Liner Sea Cuizine Product Sale Price on Sea Cuizine 5.99 - 2.00 Mfg Coupon = 3.99 Oscar Mayer Regular Lunchables 3.3-4.5 oz .98 limit 1, 2/$3.00 thereafter Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Kielbasa or Cheddar-wurst Links 14-16 oz 1.98 limit 1, 2/$5.00 therafter Mfg Coupon Save $1 on a

3-20 Smartsource Coupon Preview

Sunday coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (/X) after coupon = expiration date () before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5 Smartsource coupon insert Air Wick get any warmer unit FREE wyb your favorite air wick scented oil refill fragrance up to $2.19 (5/1) Air Wick any Scented Oil refill pack or (2) single refills Save $1/1 (5/1) Air Wick any Freshmatic Starter Kit Save $4/1 (5/1) Air Wick B1G1 FREE any Freshmatic Ultra Refill up to $5.29 (5/1) Cheerios Cereal any boxes origina or honey nut Save $1/2 (4/30) Disposer Care any Save $0.55/1 (6/30) Dishwasher Magic any size Save $0.55/1 (6/30) Edge any shave gel – not valid on 2.75oz cans Save $0.55/1 (5/1) Fiber One Cereal any box of original, honey clusters, raisin bran clusters, caramel delight, frosted shredded wheat Save $0.50/1 (4/30) General Mills Cereals any boxes of Basic 4, Chex, Fiber One, Hone

DOUBLE DOUBLE DAYS!!!!

Word has it that THIS Saturday, the 19th is going to be a DOUBLE DOUBLE day at the Roundy's Stores! What does this mean? You get to double TEN coupons instead of just the FIVE~!!!! Watch your ad inserts this week -- I might have to make an early Copp's run before I go do my two Tupperware Parties on Saturday!!!!

3/16 Copp's Run

There wasn't a lot I was after today, besides the yogurt deals so only two transactions. I SKIPPED the General Mills cereal deal as I mentioned in a previous post that the prices had been jacked up on the cereal at my store - a $1.10 a box jump in just 3 weeks is simply INSANE!!!!! Here is my summary: Transaction #1 $25 Gift card (to give Donna, winner of my 500th post giveaway!) 5 Yoplait Delight Yogurt Packs at $1.66 *** It said in the ad that only the first THREE would be that price and that the rest would be $1.99 - but all FIVE rang up at the sale price. Coupons used: five $1/1 Yoplait Delites coupons (doubled) Totals $14.45 for -$1.70 = MONEY MAKER!!!! I actually spent $23.30 after the coupons doubled and am subtracting out the $25 gift card as that isn't part of my $100 budget - it is for the blog promotional budget. Savings (112% savings, LOL!) Transaction #2 $10 Gift card (to make sure I hit $25 for the doubling) 1 gallon Roundy's Milk @$2.25 1 Corned Beef

Holy Buckets!

I will share my summary of the Copp's run today a little later - but I was kind of shocked at the store today! The last time we had a General Mills Cereal deal (buy 6 boxes, get $10 off instantly and vouchers for $5 off milk and eggs on a future visit)...I got a lot of Cinnamon Burst Cheerios at $2.89 a box. They have a deal going on right now, same as above but only $3.25 for milk, and I perused the aisle with my littl coupon box and had a small stroke. Cinnamon Burst Cheerios was $3.99 a box. THE SAME SIZE that I got 3 weeks ago for $2.89 !!!!!!!!!!!! I know prices are going up -- but SERIOUSLY??? $1.10 a box in THREE WEEKS??? I mentioned it at the register (did NOT buy any cereal) and will keep an eye out to see if the price drops next week when no deal is on. (Grrr.....) I *WAS* going to score some more cereal for my church's food pantry today, but NOT when there is a pricing slight of hand game going on. Did you notice it too? Feel free to rant here (I did!) =)

Sentry 3/17-3/23

OK - one of the best Sentry Ads we have seen in almost a month between produce, meat and a few other goodies! Keep in mind that everything in a weekly ad isn't a great deal - some companies pay premiums to be featured. There are a lot of their private label (Flavorite) featured too... decent prices, but NOT when you can get the name brand almost FREE with your coupons! There are more things listed in the flier than what I show here - these just seemed the best deals to me =) Produce Deals: Green Giant Red Potatoes $.49/# (5# bag for just $2.49) Red Grapefruit $.49/# (5# bag for just $2.49) Cut Ripe Watermelon $.59/# - I hope it's Sweet! Apples $.99/# Washington Red and Golden Delicious ***Even though Strawberries are $2 a pound - other stores have a better deal... Meat Deals Hormel Pork Tenderloin Tips $1.79/# Jennie-O Farm Fresh Tom Turkey's $.89/# Assorted Pork Chops $1.99/# (Sentry Brand) Pork Hocks $.89/# (nice when braised with sauerkraut) Dairy Deals S

St Patrick's Day!

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It's almost here -- just a few days away! I will be making the traditional fare for dinner - but have a little person to entertain! We have rainbow jello on the plan for making tomorrow...and Amy has a ton of cool ideas on her site here . Coloring sheets, word searches and more to keep the day festive and fun for your little leprechauns. Do you have anything fun planned?

FREE CPR Classes from American Red Cross at 100+ US Locations 3/19/11

FREE CPR Classes from American Red Cross at 100+ US Locations 3/19/11

Free short stack of panckes at Perkins on March 21st

Free short stack of panckes at Perkins on March 21st

3-20 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Sunday coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes RedPlum Coupon Insert Always maxi (36ct+) or ultra jumbo pack (38ct+) Save $1/1 (4/30) Cesar any treats Save $1/1 (4/30) Endust any product Save $1/1 (5/1) Gillette Fusion Proglide any cartridge manual or power Save $4/1 (4/30) Mars any Easter Products Save $1/2 (4/24) Pedigree any Dentastix for dogs Save $1/1 (4/30) Pedigree any Breathbuster treats for dogs Save $1/1 (4/30) Purina any cat chow or kitten chow excl. 16 oz., any variety Save $2/2 (5/15) Rhodes any package of Cinnamon Rolls Save $1/1 (6/30) Rhodes any package of Warm-n-Serv rolls Save $1/1 (6/30) Sara Lee any pre-sliced meat Save $0.75/1 (4/30) Smuckers any Snack ‘n Waffles brand waffles Save $1/1 (6/30) Suave any body lotion products 18oz or larger Save $1/2 (4/17) Suave B2G1 FREE body wash products up to Save $2.00 (4/17) Suave any deodorant product Save $0.50

$7.89

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I went to the gas station the other day and had to go inside to pay. I was in line behind some lady who didn't get gas, but was purchasing something. I overheard the clerk behind the counter tell her "That will be $7.89 Mam..." That is when I realized she was only getting a pack of cigarettes! $7.89 for ONE PACK!!! Let's do some quick math: If you smoke one pack a week - it is $410 a year. If you smoke one pack a day - it is $2,872 a year. If you smoke two packs a day - it is $5,744 a year. That is a LOT of money to spend on something that a) isn't healthy for you and b) leaves you nothing to show for it. Ouch! I know life is all about priorities...and this is something that some people choose to partake in...but think about this: **If you had a 30 year mortgage, you could pay your house off in 15 years with that money. **If you had a kid that you wanted to send to college, you could tuck away over $110,000 in 18 years. **If you wanted to buy a home

Food Pantry Challenge Week #2

WHAT AN AWESOME START SO FAR!!! 63 baby items were reported as donated last week to their local pantry! The weekly drawing winner has been notified, and we are off to week #2! These week's focus : Donate before Sunday, March 20th: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste In Tupperware, I teach my team that A Little, Often, Equals Much. When everyone helps a little bit, it adds up to an amazing outcome that more than rewards your heart. This is no different a concept AND teaches a great lesson to our children. =) Here is my challenge to you: 1) Donate items of the week to your local pantry/shelter. 2) Reply to this thread of the week as a check in - that you did, and how many items you donated. 3) I will have a weekly gift...drawn for from the people that reply. Each item you donate gets you a chance at that weekly drawing. 4) Share this mission on YOUR blogs - let's really pay this forward and make an impact! =) Thank You for making a difference!!!! Hugs~

Monday Meal Plan

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Another fun week: A Monday night meeting, 3 days of Karate, three Tupperware parties and lots of phone calls to make. We have an abundance of food right now and NEED to work on the freezer - ** means something I am pulling out to use this week! I am going to be part of a meal swap next week and need room for at least 4 meals in the freezer, LOL-- my outdoor freezer is gradually vanishing, so we have to get to work! Here is the list: Breakfast will include: -breakfast cookies -cold cereal -Yogurt -fruit crepes Lunches as normal (sandwiches, soup, left overs, tappas plates) and for dinner... Monday - Grilled burgers***, potato salad! Tuesday - Fridge Clean out Wednesday - Ravioli with a red sauce Thursday - Bacon***, Onion, Mushroom Quiche! Friday - Soup! Split Pea Saturday - Chicken Cordon Bleu***, glazed carrots and rice Sunday - Grilled bacon wrapped turkey Mignon**, skillet potatoes, creamed peas*** (We didn't eat it last week!) What are you going to feed YOUR family this we

New Coupons!

Yay for lots of new coupons! The following can all be found at zip 90210. One of the interesting ones is $1 Off ANY Shout Product. This means FREE Travel size wipes at Target. Here’s what I see new… -$1/1 Shout Product Any -$1/2 Windex Glass Cleaners -$3/1 Windex Outdoor All-In-One Glass Cleaning Tool Starter Kit -$3/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Starter Kit T -$.75/1 Pledge Multi Surface Product -$.55/1 Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner -$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners -$.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer -$.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Anti-bacterial Bathroom Wipes -$.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Starter or Refill -$.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel -$.55/1 Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes Just go to the second coupon printer on my page and click :see all coupons: to print them :)

Need someone to pay a bill for you?

It's that time of year again - they will pay 15 random bills from their listeners, one could be YOURS! Magic Pays Your Bills They're a necessary...and sometimes BIG...part of life. Your bills! If you're frustrated by your electric bill, absolutely done with your mortgage or want to scream when you see your credit card bill, let Magic 98 and College Pro Painters help! We'll pay the bills three times a day for one week...Monday through Friday, March 14-18, at 8:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. Just listen for your name and your bill, call back on the Magic Lines* within 10 minutes and we'll pay that bill for you, thanks to College Pro Painters. There are three ways to get us your bills (please, just send the bill once, not all three ways!): Fax the bill to Magic 98 at 608-441-0098. Send the bill to Magic 98 Pays Your Bills, Box 98, Madison, WI, 53701. E-mail it (by scanning it) to Magic 98. We need the following on each bill for it to be eligible (official