Showing posts from June 5, 2011

Adopt a Military Base

If you have taken my Coupon Clipping 101 class - you might remember me talking about expired coupons. Cub Foods will take them for three months, but the military overseas, can use coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date. It’s very easy to get started sending your expired coupons…. Sort your coupons into boxes or envelopes by food and non food (make sure they are properly labeled). Please make sure that they expired within the past 2 months. Military can use coupons expired up to 6 months, but they will need time to process, distribute and use those coupons. Visit the Overseas Coupon Program Base List and pick which base you would like to adopt (make sure you pick one that says Please Adopt Us!) Read through the Adoption Page’s frequently asked questions Fill out the form to adopt the base. It is instant and you will not be contacted to confirm your adoption. Mail your coupons to the base. You can also send your coupons to individuals if you happen to know someone who i

Copps Run Today...Spent $38.95 and Got $36 back!

First things first - I was SHOCKED at how much cereal had jumped since the last time I really looked at it! I will update the master General Mills list on Monday, when I go in for my store credit...example? The Cinnamon Burst Cheerios that was $2.89 a box in February is now $4.19!!!!!!! OUCH! Next - the voucher are printing up $.75 short of what the ad states ($3.50 and $2.50 = $6) as we got a $5.25 total. I put out a separate post about that - make sure you get your store credit! OK - Here is what I did today, a little higher than I planned as the cereal was nutso high, but still pretty close to my original plan! Transaction #1 3 Chocolate Cheerios @$4.19 3 Cinn Burst Cheerios @$4.19 1 gallon milk $2.65 1 pkg Chips Ahoy @$2.79 (normally 2.99) Emerald Breakfast to go $3.49 Angel Soft TP $2.99 1 24pk water @$3.49 (normally $4.99) 2 Bagel Bites Pepperoni @$2 (normally $2.39) -----Coupons used: $9 cereal deal, $1/1 TP (doubled), two $1/1 Bagle Bites (doubled), Free milk (t

Cereal Deal Warning...

The catalinas are NOT printing out as the ad states! Instead of $3.50 for milk and $2.50 for eggs ($6 value), they are coming out $3.75 and $1.50 ($5.25). I have already talked to our store manager (the awesome Paul) and he thinks it's an add misprint - but DID say to talk to your store manager for the $.75/transaction store credit (but not today - they are nutso busy) I am getting my $4.50 store credit on Monday.   :)

Whole Foods (6/8 - 6/14)

Here are the Whole Foods deals for the week of June 8 - 14, 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 BBQ Ribs $8.99/lb (Save $2) Fra’Mani Rosemary Ham $12.99/lb (Save $4) Ground Chuck $3.99/lb (Save $0.50) Top Sirloin Steak $9.99/lb (Save $2) Grocery Deals Eastern Yellow Peaches $1.29/lb (Save $0.70) Grilled Pineapple Salad $4.99/lb (Save $2) Lakewood Organic Pure Cranberry Juice 32 oz $7.69 (Save $3.30) Lundberg Farms Rice Cakes 8.5 oz 3/$4 (Save $4.97) Kettle Foods Krinkle Cut Potato Chips 16 oz $3.50 (Save $2.98) Parkerhouse Rolls, heat and serve $2.59/pack (Save $1.10) Santa Cruz

Practically FREE at Walgreen's This Week (6/12 - 6/18)

I zipped over to an scoped out the upcoming ad - here are the best deals of the week. ACCUCHEK AVIVA OR COMPACT PLUS BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR @ $14.99 $14.99 Mail In Rebate wyb 1 (form will print after the purchase) As low as:FREE after MIR ***Great DONATION item WAL-FEX 24 HOUR ALLERGY RELIEF 5CT @ $3.99 get $3.99 RR FREE after RR **Do I NEED to tell you to stock up? COLGATE TOOTHBRUSH 360, MAX FRESH, MAX WHITE OR TOTAL 1CT @ $2.99 get $2 RR Use the $0.75/1 Colgate Toothbrushes 6/5/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/25/2011) or $1/1 Colgate 360 Surround Toothbrush All You May 2011 (exp 6/30/2011) FREE after coupon and RR ***Good to donate if you are all set! BLISTEX RPM FOR MEN LIP CARE .15OZ @ $2.00 get  $2 RR FREE after RR NESTLE CANDY 1.4-2.3OZ @ $.39 Use the B2G1 Nestle Crunch Single Bars AND two of the $.35/1 Nestle Crunch Single Bars ( As low as:$.08 for 3 or $.03 each after coupons PEPSI PRODUCTS 2 LITER @ $.99 Use: $1/2 Pepsi Produc

July All You Coupons

There are several magazines I recommend for their coupons – but the one at the top of the list is All You Magazine. If you aren’t familiar with All You Magazine, it is a monthly magazine that is available at your local Walmart for $2.50 an issue or through subscription for under $1 per issue and it is packed with money saving and in many cases, exclusive manufacturer coupons. And the July All You Magazine looks to be pretty good. Here is a full list of the coupons available: ***It does NOT included the Pull Out ConAgra section that is in the middle of the non-mailed out issues- I will update it with those when I get my issue  - it's usually a $20 additional coupon pack! $.50/1 Tetley Tea (exp. 9/30) $1/1 Emeril’s Product (exp. 10/30) $1/1 White Cloud Product (exp. 8/28) $.50/1 Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauces or Marinades (exp. 9/25) $1/2 Smucker’s Toppings Products (exp. 9/30) $.50/1 Dr. Scholl’s, Dr. Scholl’s for Her Diabetic Socks (exp. 10/31) $1/1 Match Perfection Foundation S

New Coupons!

Ester-C – Save $2.00 on any NatureSmart Ester-C Tablet, Gummy or Powder Osteo Bi-Flex - Save $5 on Osteo Bi-Flex Caplets, Softgels or Powder Excludes Liquids Tic Tac - SAVE $0.55 Off Two Tic Tac Single Packs or Two Multipacks Sundown Naturals - Save $1 on ANY Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement product The Goodlife Recipe - Save $0.50 on any ONE the Goodlife Recipe Treats for Cats

My plan this week.....

I know it doesn't seem like I had a plan -- it's been a long week between Bronchitis, Severe Weather and then, a killer Migraine that sent me into Urgent Care for a shot! I am SOOOO glad it's all behind me and I can make the most out of tomorrow's Double Double day, especially since I missed Wednesday!   I KNOW I will do 6 transactions, my rough calculations on from this cereal price list :   #1 6 boxes of cereal (Cheerios)- 6 coupons 1 gallon of FREE milk (using a Free WYB4 GM cereal coupon) 1 package Nabisco Cookies @.79 (using the $1/1 WYB milk coupon) 1 FREE Crystal light ($1/1 coupon) Emerald Breakfast to go $1 ($1/1 Q) Angel Soft TP $.79 (have a $1/1 any size) 1 24pk water @$1.98 10 bags for credit (after all - I am getting 36 boxes of cereal...) (OOP = $4ish), get $6 back   #2 6 boxes of cereal (Kix)- 6 coupons 1 gallon of FREE milk (using a Free WYB4 GM cereal coupon) 1 package Nabisco Cookies @.79 (using the $1/1 WYB milk coupon) Angel Soft TP

Free Lipton Iced Tea

Hurry on over to the Lipton Iced Tea Facebook page , “like” them, click on the “Iced Tea Day Coupon” tab, then fill out your name and email address and share your special link with your friends. When ONE of your friends signs up to score their coupon, check the tab again to get your coupon valid for one FREE 20oz. bottle of 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea! *Offer ends Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59p ET, so be sure to return to this tab to pick up your coupon before then. (Thanks Coupon Pro)

101 Ideas for Summer Fun in Madison, Wisconsin

This list come from Julie Henning at Madison Loves Kids - and can be seen here In no particular order or importance, here are 101 ideas for summer fun in and around Madison, Wisconsin. Many of the venues are on the Madison Loves Kids iPhone app. As always, follow Kid Friendly Madison on Facebook for timely events and suggestions. Have a good one! Watch an evening performance of the Mad City Ski Team (water ski, that is). Let Rudabaga Outfitters teach your family to kayak. Spend the day getting splattered at Apocolypse Paintball. Complete the Sun Prairie Geocaching Challenge. Letterbox at Glenwood Children’s Park. Help the volunteers complete the new BMX Track in DeForest. Have a picnic at the Concord Zoo (Exit 275 on I-94). See The Young Shakespeare Players in their first performance of the season. Find a frog at Picnic Point. Splash and play at Conservancy Way (DeForest). Yell “Kastup!” at the National Mustard Museum. Shop for deals at the Mattel Store on

6-12 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 (What interests me is in BOLD) Air Wick FREE warmer unit wyb any scented oil refill fragrance up to Save $2.19 (7/24) Air Wick scented oil twin refill pack or (2) single refills Save $1/1 (7/24) Air Wick freshmatic ultra odor detect starter kit Save $4/1 (7/24) Air Wick freshmatic refill B2G1 FREE up to Save $5.50 (7/24) Ball realfruit pectin flex batch Save $1/1 (8/31) -- I got some FREE Sugar coupons WYB Pectin at Woodman's last week. Hello summer jam! Ball or Kerr jars, any case Save $0.75/1 (8/31) Breakstone’s any sour cream dips Save $1/1 (7/15) Chex Mix or Chex 100 calorie snack, any flavor, 4.5oz or larger Save $0.50/2 (8/6) Crystal Light drink mix Save $1/1 (7/31) Fibe

Piggly Wiggly Store Deals thru 6/14

Thanks to Door County Shopping Divas for the list - My changes are in Red **Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices and to see it's coupon policy In-Ad Coupons (limit 1 unless otherwise noted): Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.99 (Limit 3) Pepsi (24 pk) $4.99 (Must buy 2, limit 2) Other Great Deals Whole Fryers $.79 per lb. (limit 4) Fresh Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.29 per lb. (Limit 3) WOW!!! Whole Pork Loin $1.99 per lb. (limit 2) Louis Kemp Imitation Crab or Lobster $.99 (limit 4) Use the $.55/1 from here Final price = $.44 Country Style Pork Ribs $1.79 per lb. Oscar Mayer Lunchables $1 Roma Pizza $1.43 (limit 7) Banquet Frozen Entrees $.83 (limit 12) Hot Pockets $1.67 (limit 6) Post Cereal $1.99 Ken’s Dressing $1.99 Use the $1/1 from the 5/8 SS Final price = $.99 Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch Meat $2.50 Used the $1/2 from the 5/15 SS Final pri

Copps / Pick N Save Coupon Match Ups (6/9 - 6/15)

Here is the list from Pocket Your Dollars, I have it updated with OUR pricing and flier - my changes are in RED. Happy planning! It's all about the cereal deal this week -- I plan to get 36 boxes to donate (6 per transaction), then use the milk for us, you may see a quick giveaway for some FREE eggs! 3 Day Sale 24 pack Roundy's Purified Water $1.98 Use the in ad coupon to get the sale price - limit 1 Do I have to tell you that this is a good deal? You need 1 of these for each 2 people in your family, for emergency preparation kits. This gives you your 4 day supply of water that FEMA reccomends. Granted we are in a much safer area than many, but we get tornadoes too. (sigh) 1 Gallon Roundy's Chocolate Milk $2.48 Use the in ad coupon to get the sale price - limit 1 Buddig 2 oz meats $.48 - limit 4 Use the in ad coupon to get the sale price Misc Deals Buy 10 General Mills Box Tops for Education products, Get 50 Bonus Box Tops or Buy 15 General Mills Box Tops f

This Weekends City Wide Garage Sales In Wisconsn

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 of desired items, pack your snacks, get their map and GO FOR IT! Portage City Wide Rummage Sales Brillion City Wide Rummage Sale Rib Mountain Southside 70+ Garage Sales (Wausau) Allenton Area Rummage Don't forget to use Yard Sale Treasure Map - A Yard Sale Planning Tool  to help you make your plan of attack!

Sentry Deals 6/9 - 6/15 : Beef Roast Week

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:   They have a 10 for $10 sale this week - you can get ONE item for just $1 too! Not everything on the sale is a good bargain   Produce Deals   Dole Blueberries $2/Pint Use in ad coupon to get sale price **I know this is higher than my $1/# price but it isn't bad for blueberries Athena Melons $1.99 each (weigh them to get the heavier ones) **Most cantaloupe are at least 3# so this is a good price Fresh Broccoli $.99/# Large Mangoes $.79 each -- weigh them and get the heavier ones   Meat deals   Angus Beef Boneless Rump Roast $2.99/# ***When the

Campbell’s Spaghettios 50¢ – No Coupons Needed !!!

Target :  If you have a fan of Campbell’s Spaghettios in your house, than you will want to look for the same sale that I found going on at my store. Thru 6/11, the Original Spaghettios are just 50¢. There are no mainstream coupons that I know of, but it’s like getting them for almost 50% off, even without a coupon. While it is possible for sales to vary by region, even if you don’t see a sign, it’s worth a quick price check at the scanner just in case! (Thanks Totally Target!) **If you see the Eat This, Not That books, they like Spaghettios over Mac N Cheese as it has less fat and a full serving of veggies in every can. Good books to check out at the library, the next time you are there.  :)

Welcome Olivet Congregational United Church of Christ of Columbus Coupon Clipping 101 Class!

Thank you for coming to my class tonight, helping with the fund-raiser, 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

Sentry Lake Mills Coupon Policy

What kinds of coupons do you accept: Manufacturer's? Printables? eCoupons? Any "normal" clipped coupons, for IPs only up to $1, no Ecoupons (downloaded to your phone) Do you exclude any coupons? Ex: above $5 off, BOGO offers, coupons for free products? Only if they are IPs. A "normal" clipped coupon will be accepted for those items. If the coupon exceeds the value of the product, do you adjust the price of the coupon down? Ex: $1 off coupon on a $.97 product. NO. You get overage What is your policy on overage (when the value of the coupon exceeds the value of the product)? Yes. If something is on sale for $.75 - and you have a $1 coupon, you will get that bonus $.25 off your other items. Do you limit the number of coupons I may use per transaction? No. You can Stack coupons (use 1 manufacturers and 1 store coupon on the same item) and use 1 manufacturer's coupon per item in your cart. If you have 20 bottles of ketchup, you can use 20 ketchup coupons

Answer: Watertown Pick N Save RR deal

I just talked to Kelley and they DO take Walgreen's Register Rewards. At first she tried to tell me they didn't and explained how they work. I politely cut her off after 3-4 sentences and let her know that I understand as I teach the class :) I then asked if there was a manager I could talk to - and she got the front lead. As long at the word ONLY isn't on there: ONLY redeemable at Walgreen's, and they say MANUFACTURER COUPON , then they will take them. If you have ANY trouble there, just ask for the Front End Lead or Manager on duty. For those of you that had an experience with an employee who was RUDE to you - their name should be on your receipt. You need to call the store and report it as there is NO REASON for them to be rude to you! As long as we are polite, know what we are talking about - rude is totally uncalled for!!! Hugs! Dannelle

Need a Grill or Beach Towel?

Christmas Mountain is trying to clearance out a few things... Have over 140 Weber Charcoal Grills going for $15 ea (these are about $89 new) You must take a minimum of 2 grills, Size is 22-1/2" We also have 18-1/2" grills various brands which are going for $10ea minimum of 2 (these are about $69 new) We also have White and Beige Bath towels in excellent condition $1 ea and Large Pool Towels in excellent condition $1ea (We are getting 15 of these for our pool!) Call Purchasing Manager at 608-254-3597 Location: Wisc Dells

FREE Chips Ahoy Fudge Stuffed Cookies

Head over to  Facebook by 11CST today and "like" them so you can be one of the first 5,000 and score some FREE cookies!

DIY Tuesday: Kid's Summer Fun

Many schools are wrapping up for the season and it's the beginning of summer vacation! Here are a few fun, frugal things you can do, to keep them engaged and entertained. Make your own popsicles! I talk at my classes about using V8 Fusion, cutting it in half with water, and freezing in your molds to make your own - much healthier version - of a cool treat for a hot day. I also have a bunch of recipes here How about Sidewalk chalk? 1 Cup Plaster of Paris, 3/4 C water, and powdered Tempera paint (to color them) is all you need! Mix the three together, put in anything from an ice cube tray to Jell-O mold. Let it dry over night and you are ready to decorate the neighborhood! This is non-toxic, let's them MAKE it and then USE it and saves you money. Let there be Bubbles! What little person doesn't like blowing bubbles? You can make a wand out of almost anything from a spatula to wire coat hanger that it bent. Experiment with different shapes, try a compare/contrast eve

6-12 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 Ben & Jerry’s pints Save $1.00/1 (7/10) Bounty Basic 6-roll ct towels or larger Save $1.00/1 (7/31) Citracal Calcium+D slow release 1200 product Save $3.00/1 (7/31) Citracal Calcium gummies or any citracal product Save $2.00/1 (7/31) Dial Lotion or Body Wash Save $2.00/1 (6/30) Ester-C tablet, gummy or powder Save $2.00/1 (8/9) Goodlife recipe treats for cats Save $1.00/1 (8/6) Herbal Essences or Aussie product Save $1.00/1 (7/31) ETS Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch and/or Raisin Bran Extra Cereals 15oz or larger Save $1.00/2 (7/24) Motrin PM no trial Save $1.00/1 (7/30) Natural Instincts Vibrant hair color product Save $3.00/1 (7/31) Natural Instincts hair color product Save $2.00/1 (7/31) Neosporin product and Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages product Sa

Beating the Heat...

Not everyone has a pool in their backyard to take refuge in ... even on these blistering hot days, we have to be careful! It's simply dangerous to be in the pool mid day when it tops 90 degrees - we wait until a little later in the afternoon. What can you do if you DON'T have a pool and are simply too hot? Go to a McDonald's that has a play area. The kids can play their hearts out and you can sip a bottomless large soda for $1. Go to your local public library! The summer reading programs begin today -- but there is SO MUCH MORE there to do! How about catching a movie? I shared the kids summer film series with you already, but we are going for almost FREE! Black Friday I picked up some $25 Marcus Gift cards and with movies only $2 each - one card = 12 tickets! Hit the stores. This one is dangerous if you have no self control and could find yourself taking advantage of all the sales out there. Try to stick to the main malls - the center areas only. Take a good book

Tonight's Coupon Class - I am in Columbus!

Ever wanted to learn the secrets on how to save 60-80% on your groceries every time you go the store? This class is for you! Learn WHERE to get coupons that you will use, HOW to organize them, and most importantly, the right way to USE them. ***More dates for more locations being updated! As they are confirmed I will add to my Operation $40K blog! 6:30PM at the Olivet Congregational United Church of Christ of Columbus ****This is a fundraiser for them - $15 per person: it includes my 2 hour class, pass outs and light refreshments and door prizes. . 313 W Prairie St, Columbus, WI 53925-1557  

New Goldfish Cracker Coupons & More

 “Like” Campbell’s Kitchen on Facebook and you can print off the following coupons: $.35 Off Any Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams $.55 Off Any Multi-pack Pepperidge Fram Goldfish Crackers $1.00 Off Any 2 Reg. or Diet V8 Splash Juice $1.00 Off Any 2 8 oz. 6 packs or 46 oz. V8 Fusion Juice $1.00 Off Any Campbell’s V8 Soup $1.00 Off Any 1 46 oz. variety V8 V-fusion + Tea $1.00 Off Any 2 V8 100% Vegetable Juice 46 oz or larger