Showing posts from May 22, 2011

Interview With Amy Carlson This Morning

Here is the TV segment from today - enjoy!

Today's Copp's Run $211.94 for $26.36

I LOVE Double Double Days!!! By letting us double up to ten $1 coupons per transaction, they are giving us $120 in FREE stuff when you do your six transactions. That just ROCKS! Here is a pic from store #1 And then, store #2 I actually hit TWO stores today, 4 transactions at my first and 2 at the last...I didn't want to wipe out store #1 on a few things, as I got 12 packs of hot dogs, 4 packs of brats and a dozen or so cat treats. Here is my summary - Store 1, Transaction #1 1 pack brats @$6.88 (normally $9.29) 2 packs OM hot dogs @$1.50 (normally $2.99) Nutella @$3.79 Angel Soft TP @$2.79 French's mustard @$1.50 (normally $1.75) 2 cat treats @$1.99 1 Rhode's Rolls @$2 (normally $2.59) 3 Kraft salad dressings @$1.66 (normally $2.79) 2# strawberries @$2.99 (normally $5.99) 2 Deans dips @$1.25 (normally $1.65) Coupons used: In add coupons $1/2 hot dogs, $1/3 Kraft dressing $1 Johnsonville (doubled), $1/2 OM hot dogs (doubled), $1 Nutella (doubled), $1 Ange

What To Watch For In June!

Everyone knows that produce is seasonal...we have had that talk before as I have stocked up on Easter Clearance items in April and currently, BBQ supplies! We still follow the seasonal items at our local store so we know when the fruit is in season, and thereby at it’s lowest annual cost. A savvy shopper waits until a product is on sale and then stocks up! The idea is to create a stockpile that will last you 3-12 months, or until the product again reaches its lowest price. (Not that you can do that with fresh produce unless your process it!) Convenience/Packaged Foods are seasonal just like produce! Every month we have new things to look for. Here is what is "hot" for April - keep your eyes out for the sales and have your coupons ready! June is National Dairy Month! That should translate into deals on Eggs, Milk  (Free Milk Catalina, wyb cereal - it's been awhile on the cereal deals!), Ice Cream, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, and whipped cream. Keep an eye out for In-stor

Welcome NBC15 Morning Show Viewers!

Thank you for watching this morning 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, please just shoot me an email at I hope you are able to attend a coupon class soon, so you can put your new knowledge to good use quickly! Blessings, Dannelle

** Wal-Mart Coupon Policy Change **

Please note Wal-Mart has a new coupon policy -- here Didn't I just SAY that last night to the Watertown Coupon Class, LOL? Print your new copy to take shopping with you your binder or coupon box!

Target Has Reset!

Maybe it's because they have a holiday weekend and wanted to get the jump on it - but zip over to and start printing before they are gone :)

Ritz Crackerfuls Coupon

"like" Ritz on Facebook and you can print off a $.75 coupon for Crackerfuls. Use this at your Walgreen's store this Sunday or Monday to make $.75 a box profit when stacked with the RR deal that they have. :)

No Copons in the Paper This Weekend

Like most holiday weekends, the paper will be full of sale ads but no coupons for us coupon clippers! Check out my printable page as they have been adding coupons there -- and make sure you hit Walgreen's this weekend for the super deals they have.

We went to check out the lilacs...

Spring's gentle announcement that winter is over - a dazzling array of different colors and scents, just waiting to be discovered! Apparently, they have a new name for the what we have always called the McKay center: Longenecker Gardens. The smaller sign kindly reminds you: No pets, no food, no garbage. Besides hundreds of beautiful blooming trees, there are benches through out for when you just want to sit, and take it in Plenty of soft grass to relax on too!  I just love it when simple things create great smiles:  All of the trees are tagged, some of them are over 100 years old! They tell you name, maybe who donated them, or what part of research they were for  It's simply beautiful this time of year. The cooler weather has made it last longer than it normally does, but hurry - you are almost at the end of the season.  So many different things to see and smell!  We hope you you get a chance to get over there and enjoy it! It's become an annual event for us =)

Frugal Friday: Getting Out Of Debt

One of the things I have learned from my twenty years of direct sales  (yes, I have been in Tupperware that long!) is how to manage money. We are given Business Owner tips and training that apply to many areas of life, outside our business. SOOOOO many people need help with this! They are facing a mountain of credit card debt, struggling to make their house payments,  having a hard time buying groceries, unable to buy clothes for their children, and more. It just breaks my heart. Life is about choices, priorities, if you will. It is what we choose to do that can make the difference! Some people make good choices, some people aren't as savvy. It can be the smallest things that make a huge difference. Did you know , that if you cut your spending $3 a day and deposited that $90 each month, with a 3% interest rate (trust me, it WILL go back up)  you would have $23,000 in just fifteen years? That $3 could be the daily coffee from Starbucks, the half pack of cigarettes you smoke a day

Practically FREE At Walgreen's this week (5/29 on)

I zipped over to an scoped out the upcoming ad - here are the best deals of the week. Good timing on the deodorant for us - we just grabbed the last one out of the stockpile! They have a Two Day sale this week and the first two deals are in it. Ritz Crackerfuls $2 Less: $1.50 Mfg. Coupon 4/17 SS You Get Back: $2 RR (Sun-Mon only) Final Price: FREE with $1.50 profit Reynold’s Wrap 75 sq ft $1.99 (Sun-Mon only) Less: $1 Mfg. Coupon 4/17 or 5/15 SS Final Price: $.99 These deals go all week Aquafresh for Kids $.99 (with insert coupon) Less: $1 Mfg. Coupon 4/17 RP (exp 5/31) Final Price: FREE   Listerine Pocketpaks 72-ct or Smartrinse 500-ml $2.99 Less: $1 Mfg. Coupon 1/9 SS – Smartrinse OR: $.50 Mfg. Coupon 1/9 or 4/17 SS – Pocketpaks You Get Back: $2 RR Final Price: as low as FREE Ecotrin Pain Relief 45-ct $.99 (with insert coupon) Less: $1.50 Mfg. Coupon 5/1 RP Final Price: FREE Assorted Dry Idea or Right Guard products BOGO free Less:

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               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 behind the table. No resale allowed! Bratfest Stop down at Willow Island by the coliseum for a brat or two for charity - lots of other activities there too. Obviously, Brat Fest is about eating brats, but, more importantly, it’s about giving back to the community. The World’s Largest Brat Fest is held every Memorial Day weekend – rain or shine – with proceeds benefitting the local charities that help to staff th

Welcome Watertown Coupon Clipping 101 Class!

Thank you for coming to my class tonight, helping with the fund-raiser to support the Watertown Food Pantry, 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

Field Trip!

One of the joys of being home with the kids, it the ability to chaperon class field trips! The latest was the public library. After a short bus ride, we got the introduction to the tour from Miss Lynn.   Then, we go to see cool things like the back side of the book return drop... and the drive through book return drop.   Then it was story time!  Add a quick reenactment of the story Caps For Sale...  And a little free play...  It makes for a fun trip until they have to line up for the return bus ride back.  It makes me sad to see that they are almost too tall for the kids doorway under the tree! Have you been on a field trip lately?

Mustard Coupons!

Register at and you can get mustard coupons! $.50 off ANY mustard $.75 off the honey mustard dipping sauce $1.00 off the new Dijon mustard and more! Hurry - before they are out of prints for the month :)

Blogger Bugs...

Sorry! The Comment section of blogger is having issues over the last few days - it's hard to leave comments! Be patient, they are working on it - thanks!


It is simple: Learn more about living a little "greener" life, earn points, redeem them for coupons! These are often high value coupons for things like Yoplait, Dove, Coke, Gain, etc. In less than five minutes, I had 100 points, enough for two different coupons! Sign up here  and have fun with the kiddos! Maybe you are luckier than I am - I don't live in an area where I can get points for the recycle garbage that gets picked up each week, but you could! THAT could add up real fast! =)

This week at Copps and Pick N Save 5/26 - 6/1

Here is the list from Pocket Your Dollars.  I have updated it with our prices and deals - my changes are in RED . Keep in mind that For Copps stores, Saturday is a DOUBLE DOU BLE day where you can double TEN coupons, up to a $1 value when you hit your $25 minimum balance . :) I  know I am after Brats, Rhodes Rolls, Hot dogs, Happy planning! Produce Deals Del Monte Extra Large Gold Pineapple $2.48 Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $2.48 (approx $0.55/lb) Strawberries (2 lb) $2.99 Use $0.50/1 Driscoll’s printable, if your store carries this brand, (available after registering) Final price: $2.49 each after coupon ($1.25/lb, since coupon says “do not double”)** **Aldi has strawberries on sale for $0.99/lb this week. Sweet Corn — 8/$2 Final price: ($0.25/ear)** **$.30 each is Aldi’s price this week, $.25 an ear at Target. Whole Seedless Watermelon $3.99 Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $3.99 each** **This matches Aldi’s price this week Meat Dea

Sentry Deals 5/26-6/1

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: It's a good time to stock up on BBQ items - marinades, mustard and brats! Produce Deals Ripe Athena Cantaloupe $1.99 each -- weigh them and get at least a 2# one Whole Seedless Watermelon $2.99 with in ad coupon Limit 1 per customer Weigh it to get at least a 3# one Green Giant Mini Carrots $.99/# Meat deals Klement's Bratwurst or Italian Sausage Fun Pack 40oz $4.98 This is a GREAT price- it becomes $1.99/# and is normally $4/# Grocery deals Heinz Ketchup 32-36oz $1.49 Use $.50 coupon from the 5/22 SS Final cost: As low as $.49 after double

Whole Foods Deals 5/25 - 5/31

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 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) La Garita Grilled Beef $11.99/lb (Save $3) Plainville Honey Roasted Turkey $8.99/lb (Save $1) Salmon Burgers 2/$5 (Save $2.98) St. Louis Style Pork Ribs $3.99/lb (Save $2) Grocery Deals Annie’s Homegrown Organic Snack Mixes 9 oz $4.19 (Save 0.80) Blueberries 2 lb $7.99 (Save $2) Grilled Corn with Lime Butter $0.50 each (Save $0.49) Hummingbird Cake 6 inch $1

Piggly Wiggly Store Deals thru 5/31

***Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices In-Ad Coupons (limit 1 unless otherwise noted): Whole Seedless Watermelon $1.99 Bi-Color Sweet Corn $0.19 (limit 6) Blueberries, pint $1.99 Heinz Ketchup $1.49 Use $.50 from 5/22 SS Final price: $.99 Meat Deals Ground Beef $1.99 per lb. **STOCK UP PRICE Oscar Mayer Wieners 3 lb. box $2.69 (limit 2) Use $1/2 from 5/15 SS Final price: $2.19 each Oscar Mayer Wieners (1 lb. pkg) $1.29 Use $1/2 from 5/15 SS Final price: $0.79 each Johnsonville Brats 3 lb. box $6.99 (limit 3) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.69 per lb. (limit 4) Grocery Deals Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.67 (limit 3) FC American Singles $.99 (limit 3) Bush's Best Baked Beans (28 oz can) $1.33 (limit 3) Lay's Chips $1.79 Cool Whip $.79 Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.67 7 Up or Dr. Pepper 2L $.89 (must buy 4) FC Cream Cheese $.99 FC Sour Crea

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! Pardeeville Omro Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! (Thanks Jen!)

Amish Rhubarb Crumb Pie

The Rhubarb fest continues - I have a very prolific plant this year! This is a simple, but good pie recipe, enjoy. 1 (9 inch) pie shells 4 cups rhubarb, sliced 1 inch thick 1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 425ยบ F.   Combine the rhubarb, sugar, flour, lemon and salt. Turn into unbaked pie shell, place it on a cookie sheet and pop into the oven for 30 minutes. While it is baking, make the crumb topping! 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 dash salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened You can use your fingers to combine it all or a fork Take the pie out of the oven...  Sprinkle the topping over it...  And return to the oven.  Bake for 15 minutes more or until crumbs are brown and pie is bubbly.  Cool on rack. It's great with vanilla ice cream! NOTE: Rhubarb is tart. depending on your taste, you might want to add more sugar.
For the Menards rebate deals listed here, the rebate won’t come back to you in the form of cash, but rather a store credit for Menards. They don't ever expire and can be used like cash the next time you shop. All deals are limited to stock on hand. Keep in mind that Menards takes Manufacturer's coupons - perfect for the summer BBQ items they stock! New Rebate Deals (purchase by 5/30) Clear Safety Glasses $2.00 (Limit 2) Spend $2, then submit for $2 mail-in rebate Final price: Free after rebate Deck Idea Book $3.00 (Limit 1) Spend $3, then submit for $3 mail-in rebate Final price: Free after rebate Deck Wash (Gallon) $3.50 (Limit 4) Spend $3.50, then submit for $3.50 mail-in rebate Final price: Free after rebate 25-pack Sandpaper $4.00 (Limit 2) Spend $4, then submit for $4 mail-in rebate Final price: Free after rebate **UPDATED** Dessert Toppers $1.79 (Limit 4) Use $0.55/1 Jelly Belly dessert toppers or soda pop dessert toppers from 4/17 Smart Source inser