Showing posts from May 15, 2011

And the winner is.......

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Rhubarb Jam

I am finally out of Jam in this house!  I realize that I didn't make ANY jam last year, so the jam we just ran out of was from the summer two years ago and it really lasted a long time. This is jam year. (apparently) Good thing that the rhubarb is flourishing and I have plenty of empty jars. Today is a simple recipe - that is pretty darned sweet.  If you don't like sweet jam, skip this recipe and try the next on I will post. :) 5 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 4 cups white sugar 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained (or use two small cans and 1/2 cup more rhubarb) 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin  (or two 3oz pkgs)  In a large saucepan or stock pot, combine the rhubarb, sugar and pineapple. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Jars can be sterilized at the same time. OR You can do like I do and run them in the dishwasher with a load  This is what it looks like after just 5 minutes... After the rhubarb mixture has bo

Practically FREE this week at Walgreen's (5/22-5/28)

Ajax Cleanser B1G1 for $.99 w/in-ad coupon (Limit 4) -$1/2 from 2/27 SS for TWO FREE Carefree pantiliners 20/22 ct $.99 w/ in-ad coupon - $1 Carefree Product, 18-22 ct (exp 6/30/2011) 5/8/2011 SS   Complete multi-purpose solution 12 oz $7.99 get $8 rr **Moneymaker! -$1/1 Complete multi-purpose solution 12oz+  from 5/22 RP   Scunci no damage hair elastics 18 pk $2 get $2 rr     Tone body wash 18 oz $3.99 get $3 rr **Moneymaker! -$2 tone body wash, any   Prevacid 24 hr acid reducer 15 mg 42 ct $25.99 get $25 restaurant coupon for free dinner  **Moneymaker! -$4 5/22/11 inserts Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor System $9.89 - Get a $5 RR - $4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor 5/1/2011 P andG Insert (exp 5/31/20 OR Use $5/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor P and G BrandSampler (exp 5/31/2011)           This makes it FREE to $0.89 Mail In Rebate Offers: W TRUE2go blood Glucose Monitor FREE after rebate (initial cost $9.99)        FREE after MIR What deals did yo

Fun Things To Do With The Kiddos This Weekend

Here is a list of fun, frugal things to do with the kiddos this weekend =) If you are stuck inside with the storms that they are talking about (at least in my area), start working on your S ummer Fun List ! Don't forget to put things like Kid's Bowl FREE , and some of the ideas below like the Zoo or Farmer's Market on there!                                 Saturday  or Sunday                    Fitchburg Days May 20, 21, 22 - McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg Weekend events include a carnival, which opens 5pm on Friday, fireworks at dusk on Friday (9pm), children's tent with a daily theme and several activities for toddlers and young children; kite flying demonstrations, live music stage, Henry Vilas Zoo Exhibit, restaurants and food vendors, other performances and demonstrations. Madison Farmer's Market Capitol Square, 6AM - 2PM, rain or shine, no pets, The largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. All items are produced locally by the vendor behi

Updates: Kid's Rule titles released!

Marcus Theaters have put out the dates of some of their Kid's Rule summer series movies - check it out here

June All You Coupon List

Here are the coupons in the June issue: -$2/1 Amdro Product, (Various Products listed – All You, June 2011 x9/30 -$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product (4 oz.+) (exc lip balm) – All You, June 2011 x9/30 -$1/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream AND All You July Issue – All You, June 2011 x7/22 -.75/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream or Novelty Carton (exc single serve) All You, June 2011 x8/31 -$1/1 Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm – All You, June 2011 x9/30 -$15/$75 Catherine’s Purchase – All You, June 2011 x6/27 -$3/1 Celebration Foods Ice Cream Cake (inc. Carvel, M&M’s & Oreo) All You, June 11 x7/30 -$1/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste, any – All You, June 2011 x7/31 -$1.50/2 Crunch’n Clean Cat Treats – All You, June 2011 x6/30/12 -$1/1 Crunch’n Clean Dog Biscuit or Treat, All You, June 2011 x6/30/12 -$2/1 Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles, any – All You, June 2011 x8/31 -$2/1 Got2b Styling Product, Full Size – All You, June 2011 x8/1 -$1.50/1 Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Topical Drops, (Dogs

Sentry Deals 5/19 - 5/25

You can now get State Fair tickets at your Sentry store for just $5 each. Get them now and save a few $$ per person, if you are planning to go! An updated local list of which stores double and which don't is coming soon! Sentry Coupon Policy is here *** **The products that are on sale with the in-ad MANUFACTURER coupon as listed about can NOT be stacked with any other coupon.    Other than that, here are the deals: Produce Deals: Dole Cauliflower $.99/# Dole Broccoli $.99/# Dole Classic Salad $.99 per 14oz bag Dole Cole Slaw Mix $.99 per 14oz bag Washington Gala Apples $.99/# Granny Smith Apples $.99/# Dairy Deals: Large Eggs $.99/ Dozen limit of one, with in ad coupon Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter 8oz 2/$2.98 or $1.49 each Use $.50 off 2 coupon from the 4/3 SS Final cost: 2/$1.98 or $.99 each after doubled coupon Meat Deals - Sausage week! They have a $5 sale this week -- and I'm not feeling the love for a lot of the listed items. Remember, not e

Frugal Friday: Strech Your Meat

I know this sounds slightly obscene -- I am talking about your FOOD. (That is for some of my friends - I KNOW what you are thinking.....shame on you!) Stretching your meat, or even going meatless is a great way to save money! It's no secret that prices are going up - it starts with gasoline and then, trickles down into everything else. It used to be a standard $1.99/# for ground beef - it is now $.50 higher and we look for a good sale to get it for less! Thanks to the new Food Pyramid, we are supposed to be eating LESS meat than we were originally told to. This is also recommended by the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Association and American Heart Association. If a recipe called for one pound of ground beef, you really should use half of that. Add beans or rice to the taco/burrito/enchilada meat. If the pasta salad called for two pounds of diced ham, use only one. Add a few fresh, chopped vegetables and diced cheese. Try Skirt Steaks, slice them and use as a gar

Giveaway Ends Tonight!

Hurry - it's the last day to enter to win $50 in gift cards from me! It's over at midnight... Go here to enter

5-22 Unilever 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 Unilever Coupon Insert Amdro any ant block 24oz, any/roach syringe w/2 refillable bait stations or kills ants stakes 8pk Save $2/1 (9/30) Bengay any product Save $3/1 (7/31) Breyer’s any blasts! 48oz Save $1/3 (6/19) Brillo any 10ct or 18ct box of soap pads Save $0.55/1 (7/24) Brillo Estracell any sponge products Save $1/2 (7/24) Caress any tahitian renewal or cashmere luxury 12oz body wash or larger Save $0.75/1 (6/19) Caress any daily silk, evenly gorgeous, velvet bliss, glowing touch, sheer twilight or scarlet blossom 12oz body wash or larger or 6pk bars or larger Save $0.75/1 (6/19) Color Oops any box Save $1/1 (10/31) Degree B1G1 FREE men or women premium anti-perspirant & deodorant or body mist up to Save $6 (6/19) Degree any men or women anti-perspirant & deodorant Save $0.75/1 (6/19)

Welcome Oregon Public Library Coupon Clipping 101 Class!

Thank you for coming to my class tonight and stopping in to check us out! I saved $40,000 in less than one year from just making a few simple changes in our family budget - you can too! Couponing is just the tip of the iceberg - but accounts for over 25% of my savings! You will find my class schedule, recipes and most importantly, printable coupon links all on their own pages, at the top of my blog...along with tabs for the different stores and the local coupon policies. If you want to schedule a class, or have any questions, please just shoot me an email at I hope you are able to put your new knowledge to good use quickly! Blessings, Dannelle

Wauwatosa Sentry (6700 W.State St.) Coupon Policy

Doubles coupons on Wednesday and Saturday. Up to ten coupons may be doubled. Maximum face value of $1. No more than three of the same coupon can be used. Internet coupons are accepted.      

Milwaukee Sentry (7101 W. Lisbon Ave.) Coupon Policy

Double coupons on Tuesday and Wednesday. No limit to the number of coupons may be doubled. Maximum face value of $1. No more than three of the same coupon can be used. No internet coupons accepted.

5-22 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 Magnum Magnum Ice Cream Save $1.00/1 (7/30) Breyers Breyers Blast 48oz Save $1.00/3 (6/19) Hellmann’s Hellmann’s products 16.5oz or larger Save $.25/1 (6/19) Knorr Knorr rice and pasta sides Save $.50/2 (6/19) Country Crock Country Crock Spread Save $.50/1 (6/19) Ragu Jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce Save $1.25/3 (6/19) Wish-Bone Wish-Bone or Western Dressings Save $1.50/2 (6/19) Vaseline Vaseline Product 3.1 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (6/19) Q-Tips Q-Tips cotton swab product Save $.30/1 (6/19) Lipton Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton to go, or any Iced Tea Mix Save $.40/1 (6/19) Degree BOGO Free. Buy any one(1) Degree Men or Womens Anti-Perspirant or Body Mist and the second free (6/19) Degree Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant Save $.75/1 (6/19) Suave Suave Professionals Dry Shampo

5-22 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 Save $4 wyb any (2) Advil, Advil PM or Thermacare (7/31) Advil Save $1/1 any 40ct or larger (7/31) Advil PM Save $1/1 any 16ct or larger (7/31) Betty Crocker Save $0.75/2 any supermoist cake mix and ready to spread frosting (any flavors/varieties) (7/16) Betty Crocker Save $0.50/2 any flavor/variety fruit shapes, fruit by the foot, fruit gushers, or fruit roll-ups fruit flavored snacks (7/16) Breakstone’s Save $0.75/3 cottage doubles (6/30) Breakstone’s Save $1/1 any 4pk of cottage cheese (6/30) Bob Evans Save $0.35/1 any refrigerated side dish (7/3) Bob Evans Save $0.35/1 any sausage item (7/3) Calgon Save $1/1 any bath & body products – excludes 2oz trial sizes (8

Whole Foods Deals 5/18 - 5/23

Here are the Whole Foods deals for the week of May 18-23, 2011. Remember…. Some stores allow you to stack manufacturer coupons with store coupons. Buy a case and get a 10% discount. Bring your bags for .10 cents off your order per bag. Prices and deals will sometimes vary by store. Check out the current Whole Foods Printable Coupons . Sales, coupon policies and available items will vary by store. Please call your store to confirm and/or check your local ad. Meat Deals Applegate Honey Ham Sliced $3.99 each (Save $1) Bell and Evans Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $4.99/lb (Save $1) Bell and Evans Split Bone-In Chicken Breast $2.99/lb (Save $0.80) Seared Bay Scallop and Shrimp Sushi $6.99 each (Save $1) Grocery Deals Annie’s Homegrown Organic Snack Mixes 9 oz $4.19 (Save $0.80) Grape Tomatoes, organic pint 2/$6 (Save $1.98) Laurel Hill 40% Reduced Fat Potato Chips 5 oz $1.59 (Save $1.40) Naked Coconut Water 11.2 oz $1.69 (Save $0.50) Seedless Watermelon $4.9

Milwaukee - 9210 W Lisbon Ave: Sentry Store Coupon Policy

From their store owner: 1. We do accept manufacturers coupons, but no longer accept Internet manufacturer generated coupons, due to the large amount fraud.   2. We have Front End Manager approval on large dollar value coupons and free coupons.   3. For coupons that exceed the our retail value of the product, we credit our shelf retail, because that is all the credit the manufacture will give us.   4. Non double coupon days, we don't limit manufacture coupons.   5. We double coupon at our store every Monday and Friday, some details for this are, No purchase requirement. We double mfg. coupons up to $1.00, if double value exceeds product value, we will only redeem our shelf retail value. limit 2 coupon doubled on like items. Example only 2 boxes of Frosted Flakes, any other Frosted Flakes purchased only the face value of the coupon will be redeemed. Coupons noted as "not subject to doubling" we do not double. Mfg. coupons in our main ad or flyer, as well as i

This week at Copp's and Pick N Save (5/19-5/25)

There is a new coupon book out - for 2 weeks, called: Heavy Cut Back Values! Over $51 in savings - good for 14 days. If you didn' t get one, or want another one, ask your customer service desk. Here is the list from Pocket Your Dollars, I have it updated with OUR pricing and flier - my changes are in RED . Happy planning! Produce Deals Bananas $0.49/lb Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $0.49/lb ***Kwik Trip has bananas for $.38/# everyday Green Beans $0.79/lb -- I didn't see these in our ad - did you? Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $0.79/lb** **My buy price for fresh green beans is $0.99/lb or less. Gala Apples $0.99/lb -- I didn't see these either Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $0.99/lb California Strawberries (1 lb) or Blackberries (5.6 oz.) $1.50 Use $0.50/1 Driscoll’s printable, if your store carries this brand, (available after registering) Final price: $1.00 after coupon (coupon says “do not double”)** **This tim

Copps Run Today

One of the perks of being a class parent, is the job of collecting cash from the other parents for teacher gifts. When you are told to get gift cards, you know you are going to use it for pumping your individual transactions up to that $25 threshold.   I had to get two gift cards today - and then one for the giveaway on my blog :)   I would have shared my plan in advance, but seriously, I worked it out 10 minutes before leaving for the store today. I *was* going to get 4 Colgate toothbrushes for my food pantry donations, but they were out and I punted with the Tornadoes. Hubby loves those for an occasional late night stack and I had coupons that were expiring. Considering it was 2PM by the time I was able to get to the store, I am not surprised that a few things were out of stock.   Here are my three transactions:   Transaction #1 Teacher $25 gift card 5 tornadoes @$1.79 (normally $2.49) Used 5 $1/1 coupons (doubled) total paid $23.95 - less the $25 gift card, a profit of $

This Weekend's City Wide Garage Sales

Here is a list of this weekend's city wide garage sales for Wisconsin-- Keep in mind the gas prices: It may or may not be worth it to you to drive too far to hit a sale where you drive around that town. Make your list, pack your snacks, get their map and GO FOR IT! Merrill Community Wide Garage Sale 5/21/2011 Clintonville City Wide Rummage Sale 5/21/2011 Fredonia Village Wide Rummage Sale 5/21/2011 Barneveld City Wide Rummage Sale 5/20/2011 - 5/21/2011 Fennimore City Wide Rummage Sale 5/20/2011 - 5/21/2011

Princess and Super Hero Night at Culver's

We ended up going to that tonight! I dug out that Mermaid costume that I got on Halloween Clearance last year... Behold Princess Ariel: We found another princess at Culver's - when she squated down to talk to Miss Sarah, Miss Sarah squatted too... They had coloring sheets,   Temporary tattoos...  Face painting...  Free sparkly nail polish..  And even a picture with a princess! She also got a free kid's meal - our bill came to $6.20 After working on the grill, running errands, making jam, doing laundry, etc- I didn't want to cook. (Baddddddd Mommy!) BUT - You can see our happy little princess here.  Here is my math for the month: $100.00 -18.39 at Aldi - 2.72 at Wags ------------ $78.89 - $4.11 - Kwik Trip and Bread Outlet --------- $74.78 +$4.13 from Walgreen's runs ---------- $78.91 -$3.51 (today's Copps total, less the soda) ---------- $75.40 -15.42 from Walgreen's 5/11 -11.96 from HyVee today -$.85 from Walgreen's today ---------- $

Sunday = Funday!

I almost forgot to share this! It's a good thing I save all of my receipts, LOL -- Sunday morning was fun! Miss Sarah and I snuck out first to the local Dollar Tree - to get a few extra Sunday Papers. We ran into our neighbor's husband (sent to get papers - his wife has taken my class), another coupon clippin' friend, the awesome late night Walgreen's cashier, and two other gals that have taken my class. I only took 5 papers - but, between the rest, they cleaned the store out, LOL! That means $5 off my total for getting some additional papers - but we took one of those FREE McDonald's Strawberry Lemonade coupons to redeem quickly. =) Since we were so close to Walgreen's -- (sigh) I have no idea why this picture is upside down..... Anyway, I had tried and tried to get this - and they had been out. We hit it just right! 5 of the Precise @$7.99 each A bar for a filler** @$.69 less $3 each from the May store coupon book less five $5 off coupons from the paper $.

West Allis: Majdecki’s Sentry Foods Coupon Policy

***They do NOT take IPs (Internet Printed Coupons), they do not double What kinds of coupons do you accept Manufacturer's? Printables? eCoupons? Manufacturer or coupons from or only Do you offer store coupons? Where would I find them? or’s Sentry coupon) May I use a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon on the same item? Some coupons in our flyer are manufacturer coupons, with those would not be allowed to use both. Extra Savings or Super coupons from our ad can be used in conjunction with a separate manufacturer coupon. Combined coupon values can not exceed the value of the product. (note: Majdecki’s Sentry does not require Extra Savings or Super coupons to be clipped from our ad) Do you exclude any coupons? Ex: above $5 off, BOGO offers, coupons for free products? We do not accept manufacturer Internet coupons. Do you match competitor prices or take their coupons? This is not a practice we

Gas is Cheap, When You Have A FREE Car !!

One of the big questions I have been hearing lately is : How about your GAS budget? What do you spend a month on GAS? OK - maybe you don't have a Tuppermobile like I do - but maybe you have a different home business? Did you know that when you drive your car for business - parties, trainging, deliveries, meetings, and so on - you are actually making money? Let's look at this: The government is allowing you .51 cents per mile to be deducted from your taxes at the end of the year for business mileage. Let’s say, your vehicle gets 20 miles per gallon and gas costs $4.50 per gallon (not yet, thankfully). It is only costing you .22 ½ cents per mile to drive your vehicle. With the government giving you .51 cents per mile, you are actually making .28 ½ cents every mile you drive your car for business. Let’s look at this even further….. If you drive 30 miles to a party or go to a training, that totals up to be almost $10.00 in your pocket! It doesn't matter how far you h