Showing posts from March 20, 2011

Garage Sales

I am SOOOO excited! It is almost garage sale season! It's not that we have a lot of stuff that we are looking for or that we's just a sport! The thrill of the hunt...what cute dress could we find for Ms Sarah - what neat movie - what new educational toy to aid in her learning? I can hardly wait, LOL! Here is the list I have collected about this summer's citywide garage sales, I hope it helps you find great treasures too - just not before me, LOL! Prairie du Chien - April 15-17 Black Earth - April 15-16 Highland - April 16 Mineral Point's - April 16 Lancaster - April 29-30 Lodi - April 29-30 Dodgeville - April 30 Mt. Horeb - April 29-30 Viroqua - April 28-30 Sun Prairie April 28-30 Verona - May 6 Waunakee - May 6-7 Platteville - May 7 Boscobel - May 6-7 Tomah - May 6-8 Richland Center - May 6-7 DeForest/Windsor - May 12-14 Sauk City - May 13-14 Monona - May 13-14 Barneveld - May 20 Fennimore - May 20 & 21 Cottage Grove - June 4-6 Stoughton -

Made it to Cub Foods...

I wanted to cash in on the bonus 400 Labels For Education offer that they had this week when you bought 15 items on their list. I did three different transactions and used expired coupons! First I got 15 cans of Spaghettio's at $.50 a can. I used five $1/5 coupons which brought the total down to $4.50 - a great price at $.30 a can when the stores in Sun Prairie normally charge $1.18-39 a can!! Since they had an expiration date of 2/2012, I repeated that same transaction with Princess Spaghettio's. Again, it came to $4.50 Campbell's soup was 5 cans for $4, and I had five expired $1/3 coupons. That brought my total down to $7 for my 15 cans of assorted soups. I got 5 cream of chicken, 5 bean w/ bacon and 5 cream of mushroom to set myself up for casseroles. (OK, the bean w/ bacon soup is my guilty pleasure...) Grand total for all 45 cans today? $16. I also have 1200 points/labels for education for Ms Sarah's school - that is in addition to the labels on the cans today

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! =) We already have our tickets to see the Irish Dancers on Sunday - maybe we will see you there! Saturday: 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 And then for ... Sunday: Laura Doherty, Kids Folk-Pop Music At the High Noon Saloon Show time: 3:00pm, $10 adults, $5 kids and babies over age 1. Laura Doher

Do You Have Your Passwords Saved Somewhere in Case You Die?

This is a good article, even if it sounds strange at first. Enjoy! =) Do You Have Your Passwords Saved Somewhere in Case You Die?

McDonalds: Spring Treat booklets for $1

McDonald’s Spring Treat coupon booklets are out and they don’t expire until July 31st, 2012! The books retail for $1 and inside you will find coupons for 12 FREE products: 3 Free Apple Dippers 3 Free Small Cones 3 Free Apple Juice OR White Milk Jug 3 Free Hamburgers Fine Print: Limit one certificate per person per visit. Redeemable by children ages 12 and under. ****I never find these at my local McDonalds (Madison Area), but they do take the coupons. So if you find these books, please let me know if you can pick me up some. I would gladly reimburse you for them!!!!!!!!

Tangled DVD Offers (it comes out 3/29)

No surprise that I have a little princess. We saw this movie in the theater and it's is soon to be on DVD! It will be part of the Tune In Tuesday line-up at Target next week on 3/29, and will be $24.99 for the 4-Disc Combo pack which will come packaged with a FREE Tangled Little Golden Book. They are also advertising an upcoming $5/1 coupon available at, but if it is the same thing that happened with Bambi, this will likely just be a link back to this same DMR coupon. But we shall see. In any event, the Disney Movie Rewards manufacturer’s coupon available to print now is valid for $5/1 Disney’s Tangled on 4-Disc Blu-Ray Combo Pack x4/3. I wish it was higher, but those of you who got the $5 off Disney Blu-ray $24.99+ Target Coupon Sweet Deals Mailer coupon will now have a stack, PLUS there are 2 different rebates available for an even better deal! Since the movie will have 2 proof of purchases you should be able to get BOTH rebates so between coupons and rebat

Karma baby...

I teach my Tupperware team a simple rule: Help enough people get what THEY want and you will get what YOU want. We share how to set goals, break them down and then create a plan of action to make that goal happen. Add training, how to use the tools we are given to work with and it all adds up to people creating a bunch of success stories. It's a few small steps on the path of a lifestyle of service to others. Add in helping your local food pantry, donating your time, passing things to others via Freecycle and another 1,000 ways to give to makes a significant ripple effect in our world for the positive. Occasionally, all that goodness comes back to you. Sunday, after church, we were going to the pancake breakfast, sponsored by the local Optimist Club. It's pretty inexpensive: kids under 5 eat free, and only $5 for adults. What is included? All you can eat pancakes, sausage links, apple sauce and beverages like juice, milk and coffee. As we were walking in, a

3-27 Smartsource Coupon Preview #2

3-27 Smartsource Coupon Preview #2 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 Bausch + Lomb Alaway Eye Drops Save $4/1 (5/31) Bausch + Lomb Opcon-A eye drops Save $1/1 (5/31) Colgate manual toothbrush except Colgate Plus or Extra Clean Save $1/1 (4/16) Colgate Wisp 4 ct Save $.50/1 (4/16) Colgate Wisp 8 ct or 16 ct Save $1/1 (4/16) Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4.0oz Save $1.50/1 (4/16) Dole Fruit Bowls Save $.75/2 (6/30) Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Save $2/1 (4/4) Eukanuba dry cat food Save $2/1 (4/4) Everybody’s Nuts 7 oz+ Save $1/1 (8/31) Fat Foam Hair Color Save $2/1 (4/30) Fleischmann’s Strip or Jar Yeast Save $.40/1 (4/30) Olay Facial Cleanser Save $2/1 (4/30) Palmolive Dish Liquid 20 oz Save $.50/1 (4/16) Real California Butter with seal Save

3-27 Smartsource Coupon Preview #1

3-27 Smartsource Coupon Preview #1 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 Allegra 24Hr 30 ct+, Allegra D 12 hr 20 ct, Allegra D 24 hr 10 ct Save $4/1 (4/16) Allegra 24 hr 5ct & 15 ct, 12 hur 12 ct Allegra-D 12 hr 10 ct, Allegra D 24 hr 5 ct or any Childrens Save $2/1 (4/16) Aveeno any Save $1/1 (5/15) Aveeno Save $3/2 (5/15) Bic Disposable Shaver – Hybrid, Soleil, Flex 4, Comfort 3 Advance Save $2/1 (5/7) General Mills cereals Save $1/2 (5/7) Clean & Clear Body Wash B1G1F to Save $5.99 (5/15) Clean & Clear any Save $1/1 (5/15) French’s Worcestershire Sauce Save $.50/1 (5/31) Halls Cough Drops single bag Save $.75/1 (5/22) Mio Liquid Water Enhancer Save $1/1 (4/30) MJB Save $.75/1 (5/31) Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $.75/2 (5/21

Number Sixteen

One of the many reasons that I love Tupperware: they have the largest vehicle fleet of any home party plan! For almost twenty years now, I have had NO car payments, FREE car insurance and they have even taken care of my tags! Meet vehicle #16. A Red GMC Acadia, fully loaded! Yup - it has the cute little drop down DVD player to entertain Ms Sarah, the tailgate is automated for when I am coming out of a store an my hands are full, it has remote start so I can defrost the windows from inside my house AND it has a cute little video screen pop up on my rearview mirror when I am backing up so I see OTHER people that might be backing up or even a remote pole or tree that jumps behind some cars! It even has the bluetooth sync (for the cell phone that I don't have...) and Onstar turn by turn directional program so my husband never has to stop and ask for directions (Bwahahahahaa.....) Ms Sarah is eager to take her first ride -- so we are off! Just a thought.....if you are looking for

Sentry Deals thru 3/30

Meat Deals TransOcean Crab or Lobster Classic $2 Use $1/1 Crab Classic printable coupons Total: FREE after double coupons Bar S Jumbo Franks $1.25 Use $1/2 Bar S printable coupons If that doesn’t work, you can register for it here. Total: $0.25 each after double coupons Whole Pork Picnic $1.39 Gold n Plump Drumsticks or Thighs 56 ounce $4.49 Use $1/1 Gold n Plump printable coupons Total: $2.49 after double coupons ($0.71/pound) Shoppers Value Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 3 pound $3.99 with in-ad coupon Household Deals Gain Dish Detergent 24-30 ounce $1.99 Use $1/1 from P&G Everyday Solutions book Total: FREE after double coupons Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets or Bar $3.49 Use $1/1 from P&G Everyday Solutions book Or $0.50/1 from 1/30 or 2/27 P&G Total: as low as $1.49 after double coupons Downy Fabric Softener $3.99 Use $1/1 from P&G Everyday Solutions book Or $1/1 from 2/27 P&G Total: $1.99 after double coupons Tide 2x 24-32 load $4.99 with in ad coup

Copp's / Pick N Save Deals This Week

Here is the list from Pocket Your Dollars - I added a few things in BOLD. Head over there to use the printable links if you need coupons for the offers! I think I am looking at the American Cheese, Hillshire Farm and Kellogg's Cereals this week...what about you? Produce Deals Nature Sweet Cocktail Tomatoes $1.48 Use in-ad coupon to get sale price Final price: $1.48 after coupon Strawberries $2.00 Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $2.00** **Aldi has strawberries for $1.29/lb this week **HyVee has strawberries for $$1.18/lb this week Meat Deals Whole Chicken $0.98/lb (Limit 2) Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $0.89/lb Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, Kielbasa or Cheddarwurst Links $1.98 Use in-ad coupon to get sale price Final price: $1.98 after coupon Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $1.99/lb** **A whole pork loin is huge, like 10 pounds or more, but this is a great price. Ask the meat cutter to cut it into pork roast

3-27 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 Advil 40 ct.+ Save $1/1 (5/31) Children’s Advil 4 oz or Infants Advil 0.5oz Save $1/1 (5/31) Advil PM 16 ct+ Save $1/1 (5/31) Advil, Advil PM, Childrens Advil or ThermaCare no trial Save $3/2 (5/31) Advil Cold & Sinus, Allergy Sinus, or Advil Congestion Relief Product Save $1/1 (5/8) Alavert no 6 ct Save $1/1 (6/26) Axe 4oz Bodyspray 2,7oz Anti-perspirant and Deodorant or 3oz deodorant Save $1/1 (4/24) Axe Shower Gel or Detailer B1G1F to $5.99 (4/24) Axe Hair 12oz or 22oz Shampoo Save $1/1 (4/24) Ball Park products Save $1/2 (5/25) Degree Men Anti-perspirant or Deodorant Save $1/1 (4/24) Domino Organic or Demerara Sugar 24 oz Save $.40/1 (5/31) Domino Sugar products 2 lb+ Save $.75/2 (5/31) Dove Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant or Body Mist no Men+ Care Save $.75/1 (4/24) ETS Dove Beauty Bar 6- bar pack+ n

Walgreen's Run

There have been a lot of GREAT regsiter reward deals this week! I hit the store yesterday and picked a few things up. First I got : 3 Reach Toothbrushes @$1.79 -two $1 off Reach -store coupons $.80 off each Plackers mint @$2.00 -$2 RR from pantyliners last week *****Cost $1.24, I got $2 RR from Plackers and $2 RR from Reach for a MONEYMAKER! Then I got: $.05 candy $.05 candy Celadrin Joint Stuff @$10 -$2 RR from pantyliners last week -$2 RR from pantyliners last week Plackers mint @$2 -$2 RR from pantyliners last week -$2 RR from pantyliners last week *****Cost $4.76, I got $10 for the Celadrin and $2 RR for the Plackers for a MONEYMAKER! I now have $14 in RR to roll over and have more toothbrushes for the church pantry project! I was hoping to get some of the Teena deals for it too, but they were out at two stores...I will keep trying! =) Now, my accounting: $100.00 - 10.67 ----------- $89.33 -$4.78 today's copp's run -$1 Cookies from fundraiser table at pancake breakfas

3/23 Copp's Run

I perused my coupons and pulled a few cereal deals out of the hat this week. I know I will hit Cub Foods, and the bread outlet yet this week too so there isn't a huge variety here, but a great savings as I used that $10 gift card from last week, and a few Register Rewards. =) Here is my summary: Transaction #1 6 boxes Cinnamon Burst Cheerios @$3.99 1 33 bag apples @$1.98 Coupons used: Instant $10 off 6 General Mills Cereal, six $.75/1 Cheerios (5 doubled), $10 gift card ($7.67 of it) Totals: $27.93 for FREE (100% savings)and I got $3.50 milk voucher for a MONEYMAKER! Transaction #2 6 boxes Cinnamon Burst Cheerios @$3.99 1 gallon Kemps Milk @$2.95 Coupons used: Instant $10 off 6 General Mills Cereal, six $.75/1 Cheerios (5 doubled), $1 off Kemps Milk from ad, $3.50 milk voucher from transaction #1, $2.33 (balance of gift card) Totals $26.89 for $1.81 and I got another $3.50 milk voucher for a MONEYMAKER! Transaction #3 4 boxes Chocolate Cheerios @$3.99 2 boxes Fiber O

Menards Trip

I shared info about their Rebate program last year ... see here. This is kind of like the Register Rewards at Walgreen's but you have to mail in the form to get your perks back...even though you can still roll them along. What is nice is the simple fact that these do NOT expire, soyou can be patient and roll them over when you find the right deal. I LOVE the FREE after rebate items, but will settle for less than free, if I can use up old rebate checks to make up the difference. =) I will try to keep current on this for you as there are some AWESOME deals - like we just got 128 double rolls (4 packs of 32) of toilet paper for FREE, along with a paint edger and 3 boxes of 13 gallon trash bags. 4-Valore Toilet Tissue, 32 ct. double rolls, $8.49 each, 2 per transaction + I'll be sending in for two rebates (one at home and one to Hubby's work addy) to receive $14.00 Menard's credit! = $4.99 each (or $0.16/roll!) - if you want to know more about TP -- read my post here.

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Helping Japan

There is no surprise that Japan is in a whole world of hurt right now...first the earthquake, then the tsunami and finally, the nuclear power plant fiasco! Those poor people! EVERYONE is going to be doing a fundraiser or having a plea for you to give your money to them, to help out Japan. PLEASE!!!!! If you are going to donate ANY money to an area of crisis, do it through the church charities! Lutheran World Relief or Catholic World Relief gives 95% of the funds donated to the actual cause versus many other organizations that are administrative heavy and suck up a lot of that money. That means $.95 of every $1.00 makes it to the people who really need it. People who have no access to drinking water, food, or even a change of clothes instead of an office worker in the USA. Thanks for listening, and remember, a little prayer for them wouldn't hurt either. God Bless.

The Birthday Party.

I had everything ready for a Princess Party this I shared here. Sigh. It makes more sense to shelf that for a year and go with a Dinosaur Party this year, as I have a JR. Paleontologist. She was all excited about the Princess Party, but I gave her a choice: Princess or Dinosaur. She didn't even pause a second and picked the Therapods. (That is a two legged walking, long tail, carnivore with three toed feet, like a T-Rex for those of you that aren't educated by a four year old like I am). The Princess Party will keep - nothing will plans for a fun party in three months, that will included her entire class at school, instead of just the gals. I have a few ideas coming to mind: 1) A welcome sign that looks like the Jurassic Park ones, but it says Jurassic Party. 2) A Volcano Punch and Dinosaur Cake 3) A fossil Dig in the sandbox - complete with little shovels and brushes 4) A Pterodactyl nest with eggs - that will act as "goody bags", fi

Food Pantry Challenge Week #3

We kicked this off a few weeks ago - the challenge info is here WHAT AN AWESOME START SO FAR!!! 63 baby items were reported as donated last week to their local pantry! Week #2 was 167 dental items reported to me! The weekly drawing winner has been notified, and we are off to week #3! That makes a total of 230 items so far~! These week's focus : Donate before Sunday, March 27th: Shampoo, combs. 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. (or email me directly like most of you have been @ 3) I will have a weekly gift...drawn for from the people that reply. Each item you donate

School Fundraisers

This is a double edged sword for me... as a Tupperware Consultant, I promote our program to help groups make money. As a parent of a school age child, I am driven nuts by them being sent home every three weeks. WHAT drives me nuts? The "Spaghetti at the Wall" philosophy where a school will do a LOT of fund raisers, hoping to eventually hit a hot button on everyone, and cash in. The one they sent home today is asking kids (or their parents) to sell candy for $16 a pound (yes, A POUND) to help the school raise funds. They have HUGE incentives like a class bounce house party to what class raises the most money...which tells us right away that their stuff is WAY over priced (like we couldn't tell?!) Half the parents in my Ms Sarah's class pitched the packets instantly. Now, enter the TW consultant's thoughts: 1) NO company does well when you have to compete with a lot of other fund raisers, the school comes out OK as they get money regardless but people get

Monday Meal Plan

Another fun week: A Monday night meeting, 3 days of Karate, three Tupperware parties, a weekend long vendor event, a meal swap (?) and lots of phone calls to make. We have an abundance of food right now and NEED to work on the freezer some more so I have room for the four new meals! Here is the list: Breakfast will include: -toaster waffles -Yogurt -french toast Lunches as normal (sandwiches, soup, left overs, tappas plates) and for dinner... Monday - (ITALIAN NIGHT) Spaghetti and Meatballs with garlic bread sticks Tuesday - (FREEZER FISHING) Appetizer Samplers! Bagel Bites, Tornados, stuffed potato skins (not real healthy, but it's fun to do once in a while!) Wednesday - Church Dinner - bible study night! Thursday - (MEATLESS NIGHT) Broccoli Cheese Soup & Grilled Cheese Friday - Fridge Clean Out! Saturday - a treat from our meal swap!(?) If no meal swap, then homemade pizza! Sunday - Chicken Onion Mushroom Quiche What are you going to feed YOUR family this week?

HyVee, Cub Foods and Aldi

Just perusing the sales fliers today and this is what jumped out at me: Remember my price guidelines (Produce under $1 a pound and meat under $2 a pound) HyVee has some Pretty AWESOME deals this week! Produce: Red Ripe Strawberries $1.18/# - the lowest we have seen yet this spring! Stemilt Braeburn Apples $.88/# Baby Red Potatoes $.88/# ---> Aldi is only $.20/# this week! Monterey Whole White Mushrooms $1 (8oz package) - it's been a while since we have seen them this low, anywhere. I don't know about you - but I am craving stuffed mushrooms! HyVee Garden Salad (bagged) $1/# Meat Deals: $.77/# 100% Natural Fresh Chicken Leg Quarters $.79/# 100% Natural Fresh Value Pack Split Chicken Breasts (limit of 2 packs) Other Deals: Era Detergent $2.88 (limit 2) Pillsbury Brownie Mix $.99 (Use the CUB FOODS coupon $1/4) 3 pack Peter Pan Peanut Butter $2.98 (if you missed the Skippy Deal 2 weeks ago!) Butter Kernel Canned Veggies 2/$1 Puffs $1.25 Use the $0.50/2 fro

Aldi Master Price List

This is a GREAT "master list" of Regular-Priced Items at Aldi's from Pocket Your Dollars! Keep a few things in mind when shopping there: 1) Aldi's is owned by the same parent company as the trendy Trader Joe's - it is NOT basically a store like "food stamps R us! (My husband was a little disturbed at their lack of name brands). They have a streamlined selection to make shopping fast, keep prices down and be space efficient. 2) They do NOT take coupons but have a DOUBLE GUARANTEE , where you get a replacement item AND full refund if you are 100% unsatisfied with a purchase. 3) If you want a shopping cart, you need to take a quarter. You WILL get your quarter back when you return the cart, but need that quarter to get started. 4) Take bags, unless you want to buy some. They don't give out free bags - yet another way to help keep prices low. That's it! Enjoy this master list - Rarelycan you see other stores beat their prices on produce! ****