Showing posts from July 31, 2011

And yet MORE coupons for you!

CouponNetwork Grocery Coupons $1.25 off when you buy any TWO Smart Balance® Buttery Spread Save up to $3.00 Gain® Detergent PLUS 2 Gain products 60¢ off when you buy any ONE Smart Balance® Buttery Spread Save $2.00 when you buy Best Foods® Mayonnaise 30oz jars Save up to $3.00 when you buy three or more Pledge® products Save $2.00 when you buy Hellmann's® Mayonnaise 30oz jars Save $10.00 when you buy $50+ in participating gift cards Save $5.00 when you buy $25 or more in iTunes gift cards Save up to $2.00 when you buy Silk® Half Gallon Products 50¢ off on Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel®/Scrambles®/Pancakes $1.00 off on Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® Refrigerated Desserts 50¢ off when you buy EIGHT CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt 50¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal 75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $5.00 when you buy $30 or more in iTunes gift cards 75¢ off Nature Valley® Granola Bars OR Granola Nut Clusters 5

MORE coupons for you...

Redplum Grocery Coupons - Up to 75% OFF ICaps® - SAVE $3 L'Oreal® - SAVE $2 Nivea® - SAVE $1.00 L’Oréal - SAVE 75¢ L'Oreal® - SAVE $1 NBTY® - SAVE $1.00 Garnier® - SAVE $2.00 L'Oreal® - SAVE $1 Met-Rx® - SAVE $2.00 Met-Rx® - SAVE $2.00 Maybelline - SAVE $1 Maybelline® - SAVE $1 Garnier® - SAVE $3.00 Garnier® - SAVE $2.00 Polident® - $1.00 OFF

****Sentry Metcalfe's New Coupon Policy! (starts 8/18)

This doesn't really surprise me as they starting their double days to compete with the Roundy's Chain...and since Roundy's quit on Saturdays, I was just waiting for them to stop.  (sigh) Here are the changes: - EVERY WEDNESDAY (they used to do Saturday too) -$25 minimum purchase required. (BEFORE coupon items are added in)** - Metcalfe’s will double the first 5 coupons, up to and including $1.00 manufacturer coupons. (they used to do 10)  Effective 8/18/11. (we still have a little time to play with the OLD system...) is an example: You have five items that have a $1/1 coupon - which will give you $10 off. Your cart total needs to be $35 before checking you stay over the $25. Is it just me or is it no longer such a great deal? You can see it here, on their website under Double Coupon Days

Lots of New Coupons!

I LOVE the beginning of the month! :) $1.00 off any Citracal $1.00 off Disney Childrens' Vitamins $2.00 off any RID product $1.00 off on Phillips' products Up To 75% Off On Prescription Medication Up To 75% Off On Prescription Medication $1.00 off on any Triple Paste $100 Visa Gift Card for Joining ADT $2.00 off Citracal Calcium Gummies / Slow Release $2.00 off renu fresh™ or renu sensitive™ $1.00 off HP ColorLok Paper $0.55 off on any Bagel-fuls (4ct) $1.50 off on any Bayer Advanced Aspirin product $1.00 off 1 Box of 14 count Instead Softcups $3.00 off Any Osteo Bi-Flex Caplets $1.00 off Sundown Naturals/Marvel Heroes Vitamins $3.00 off On any one Flex-a-min $1.00 off Healthy Gums Rinse $0.75 off one Efferdent PM 78 count $1.00 off Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away $1.00 off (1) package of Vanity Fair Hand Towels $2.00 off the August issue of ESSENCE $1.00 off any Urinozinc Prostate Formula $2.00 off Florastor probiotic $1.00 off (1) Nivea Sun-Kissed Radia

8-7 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 Ball Park franks Save $1.00/2 (9/2) DND Cesar treats Save $1.00/1 (9/18) Cesar B3G1 free canine cuisine entrees up to $1.19 (10/30) Dial bar or liquid hand soap Save $1.00/3 (8/30) Dial body wash no trial Save $1.00/2 (8/30) Disney vitamin any Save $1.00/1 (9/20) Emerald Breakfast on the go 7.5oz+ Save $1.00/1 (10/2) DND Ester C tablet, gummy or powder item Save $2.00/1 (9/20) Five Minute face lift or 90 second eye lifr Save $10.00/1 (8/31) Flex-a-min product Save $4.00/1 (9/20) Garnier Save $2.00/1 moisturizer (9/18) Garnier Save $2.00/1 Nutrisse shade or multi-lights kit (9/17) Garnier Save $3.00/1 Herbashine (9/17) Goya Ripe Plantains .50/1 (11/15) Goya Rice Mixes Save $1.00/1 (11/15) Herbal Essences/Aussie no trial Save $1.00/1 (9/30) i-cool for menopause or i-cool+D for m

8-7 General Mills Coupon Insert

Sunday coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes General Mills Coupon Insert Betty Crocker $.40/1 17.5oz+ cookie mix (10/1) Betty Crocker $.50/2 Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Gushers or Fruit Roll-Ups (10/1) Betty Crocker $.75 off both SuperMoist cake mix and Ready to Spread frosting (10/1) Betty Crocker $.75/2 Supreme Brownie or Dessert Bar mixes (10/1) Bisquick $.50/1 20oz+ Original or Heart Smart baking mix or 10.6oz Shake ‘n Pour pancake mix (10/1) Cereal $1/3 19 listed Cheerios, Kix, Fiber One, Total, etc (9/17) Chex Mix $.50/2 4.5oz+ any flavor or Chex 100 Calorie Snack (10/1) Fiber One $.40/1 Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Brownies (10/1) Fiber One $.75/1 90 Calorie Brownies (10/1) Hamburger Helper $1/5 Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper skillet meals (10/1) Nature Valley $.75/1 Granola Thins (10/1) Nature Valley $.75/2 Granola Bars 6ct

8-7 Smartsource 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 Activia Save $1/1 12-pack (9/10) Activia Save $1/3 Selects (9/10) Alpine Lace Save $1/1 1lb of deli cheese (9/30) Alpine Lace Save $1/2 packages of deli cheese (9/30) Avery Save $1/1 heavy duty binder (9/30) Ban Save $.40/1 1.5oz+ product (10/9) Ban Save $1/1 solid (10/9) Bissell Save $1/1 carpet cleaning powder or carpet cleaning foam (9/30) Blue Diamond Save $.55/1 carton of Almondmilk (11/30) Clairol Save $2/1 hair color (9/30) Command Save $.75/1 product (9/11) Dole Save $.50/1 canned juice 46oz or 6oz 6-pack (11/30) Fancy Feast Save $1.25/30 3oz cans any variety (11/6) Fancy Feast B3G1 free on 3oz cans of Gravy Lovers up to Save $.80 (11/6) G.U.M Save $1/2 oral care products (10/31) Hormel Save $.55

New SavingStar Coupons!

New SavingStar eCoupons! We currently have great offers from Air Wick, Johnsonville Sausages, RapidLash, L'Oréal, Bayer, Purina and more! Buy any 1 Phillips' product, Save $2.00 Expires 9/1/2011 Buy any 1 Aleve Product 20 ct or higher, Save $2.00 Expires 9/1/2011 Buy any 1 One A Day Multi-Vitamins, Save $1.00 (does not include One A Day Kids) Expires 9/1/2011 Buy any 1 Bayer Aspirin product, Save $1.00 Expires 9/1/2011 Buy ONE (1) 12 oz package of Johnsonville Chicken Sausage, Save 55¢ Expires 8/31/2011 Buy ONE (1) Johnsonville 32 oz Brat Burgers or 32 oz Sausage Burgers, Save $1.00 Expires 8/31/2011 Buy 1 AIR WICK® Freshmatic Ultra Air Freshener Starter Kit, Save $2.00 Expires 8/31/2011 Buy 2 AIR WICK® Scented Oils Twin Refills, Save $1.50 Expires 8/31/2011 Save $2.00 on any 1 AIR WICK® Double Fresh Oil Warmer Expires 8/31/2011 Buy 1 RapidLash, Save $10.00 Expires 8/31/2011 (Only at CVS) Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt, Save 35¢ Expires 8/31/20

FREE at Walgreen's This Week (7/7 - 7/13)

Here is what the big bargains are this week - make sure you check out the other deals. Thanks ! Crayola Crayons 24 pk $1 get $1 RR regional deal - check your local ad!   Keri lotion 15 oz $5.99 get $5 RR -$2 Keri Lotion (exp 7/31/2011) 4/17/2011 SS -$2 Keri Lotion (exp 10/31/2011) 7/17/2011 SS Listerine Smart Rinse 500 ml or pocketpacks 72 pk $3 get $2 RR use: -$1 Listerine Smart Rinse Mouthwash OR Agent Cool Blue Rinse 500ml OR Reach Kids Toothbrush (exp 12/31/2011) 7/31/2011 SS  or -$1 Listerine Smart Rinse Anticavity Mouthwash or Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse 500mL or Reach Kids Toothbrush (exp 12/31/2011) 1/9/2011 SS

Target Deals of the Week

Check out THIS post by Totally Target - yippe!

Whitney Berry

I still need you to send me your addy so I can mail out the price that you and Alicia won... Please send a note to Thanks :)

Back From Vacay!

Sorry about all the planned ahead posts for you -- I knew I would be up in North Woods of Wisconsin and have very little WiFi. Little did I know we would have storms with power outages too, LOL! Hang on to your hats -- I have a LOT of stuff coming your way the next two days, as I catch up on things :) Blessings...

Cleaning with Vinegar

A re-post of mine -- enjoy You have probably seen the list in an email from a friend or on another website - it's hard to track down where it started, but it certainly is a great item to work with! It's amazing what this can do -- use the white, distilled vinegar for cleaning -- other flavors in a pinch. Keep in mind that you can usually get 1 gallon for under $1 if you simply watch the sales and since it does so much, just think about what toxic, expensive cleaner you can replace with it! Hate the smell? Keep in mind that the distinctive smell is usually gone once the vinegar drys. :) 1. Deodorize the sink: Pour 1 cup baking soda, followed by 1 cup hot vinegar, down the drain. Let sit for at least 5 minutes, then rinse with hot water. 2. Deodorize the garbage disposal: Make ice cubes out of vinegar. Run the disposal with a few vinegar ice cubes and cold water. 3. Clean counter tops: Wipe down surfaces with a rag dipped in vinegar. 4. Clean the fridge: Use a mixture

How Will You Live Today?

This is a repost of mine... I saw a friend on Facebook post the following Coaching Question- What do you want your grandchildren to say about you on your 85th birthday? How will you live it today? This got me thinking...we didn't have a lot of money while I was growing up -- Mom was pretty much a single parent and there were times that she couldn't even give us a quarter so we could get an ice cream cone. These are things I know of from being the oldest, I saw and knew more than she realized I did. Despite the tough times, we have BILLIONS of fantastic memories. Goofy days in the back yard with homemade bubbles, walks and adventures to the public library, our birthdays were super special events, and more! I remember holidays with guests at the table - people who would have been alone on that day, had she not learned that they were going to be alone...All the ways my Mom has touched people's lives. SHE is a gentle spirit, a kind servant of humanity. I can only hope to

School Supply Price Comparisson Deal For The Week

Check out the list for the week here. Special thanks to Carrie from Pocket Your Dollars for the work on it!

Target Coupons!

It's the beginning of the month - zip over to and print out the coupons for the items you like - these can be STACKED with manufacturer's coupons at their store and you can score huge! Happy printing!

This Weekend's City Wide Garage Sales in Wisconsin

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! Evansville City Wide Rummage Sales Don't forget to use Yard Sale Treasure Map - A Yard Sale Planning Tool  to help you make your plan of attack!

Pet Discounts

It just blows my mind how expensive our fur babies can be to maintain! This helps you take a bite out of the preventative meds that are needed all summer long in Wisconsin. Check it out -- I think it beats buying them from our vet!

FREE Week At Curves

Get a FREE week to try it out -- Nothing like something to jumpstart your new work out regime :)

Trader Joes Match Ups

Are here -- enjoy!

Pierce's IGA Matchups 8/4 - 8/10

Here is this week's list of deals - remember, it's not ALL the items in the weekly ad, just the highlights. They have really upgraded their website and I will cover it in another post -- Happy Shopping! Produce Deals  Dole Iceberg Lettuce $.88 head - weigh them to get a heavier one Greenhouse tomatoes $.88/# Colorado Grown Carrots $.45/# in a 2# bunch for $.89 Produce 4 day sale (4-7th)   Whole Seedless Watermelon $3.99 each - weigh to get a heavier one! Red or Black Plums $.99/# Mangoes $.79 each Kiwi 3/$.99 Baby Carrots $.90 (2# for $1.79) Green beans $.99/# Sweet corn $.20/ear Broccoli $.99/# Surefresh Tossed Salad mix $.99/# Meat Deals  85% lean Ground Chuck $2.49/# - not a stock up price, but not bad Sirloin Pork Chops or Roast $1.99/# Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.59/# (2.5 pounds for $3.99) Dairy Deals Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $1 -use the $.50/2 from Grocery Deals Tostitos Tortilla Chips BOGO -use the $1/2 from here Del Monte

Piggly Wiggly Ad (8/3-8/9)

**Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up as prices may vary per store. (YMMV) Check your store ad for prices and to see it's coupon policy FC = Food Club, their store brand **There is a $10 MasterCard deal when you buy $30 of select items - not all are a good deal, but I will cover the coupon match ups for you -- as you have already saved 33% Produce Deals Garden Fresh Green Beans $.99/# Large California Cantaloupe $2.00 each - weigh them and get a heavier one Fresh Express Bagged Salad Mix $.88 -use coupon from Vocal Point to get it better than FREE Roma Tomatoes $.99/# Pickling Cucumbers $.89/# Green Cabbage $.59/# Tropical Mangoes $.89 each - they have been creeping up $.10 a week... Meat Deals Gerber's "Real Amish"  previously Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/# Country Style Pork Ribs $1.69/# English Cut Chuck Roast $2.99/# Farmland Fresh Preferred Natural Assor

MORE Proctor and Gamble Coupons!

It's the beginning of the month - remember to send for your own coupon booklets! Use the links below to sign up for a free $35 Proctor and Gamble coupon booklet. You can sign up for one every 30 days...from each site! :) Dawn P and G Organize in Style Coupon Book Cascade P and G Organize in Style Coupon Book Cascade P and G Organize in Style Coupon Book Mr. Clean P and G Organize in Style Coupon Book Febreze Pand G Organize in Style Coupon Book Swiffer P and G Organize in Style Coupon Book Olay P and G Organize in Style Coupon Book

Goldfish Cracker Coupon is BACK

Go here to get it -- and check out the other Campbell's Coupons while you are there!

Crayola Sale at Toys R US

From Anita - one of my readers... I want to make you aware of a sale at Toys R us right now. Check out the ad here . I spent $9.50 and saved $24.35! I bought 8 packs of 24 count crayons, 2 packs of washable paints and 3 Doodle pads. Thought I'd share. Thanks Anita!

100 Free Business Cards

From Staples - -- check it out here I LOVE having "mom" cards with me so it's easy to set up a play date -etc. with the people you meet or run into! They say: Dannelle Gay (Sarah's Mom) and then my contact info.....

Logli (Schnucks) Coupon Policy

As I have that coupon class in Janesville coming up (November 1st at Hedberg) - I will start to carry ad match ups for their Logli (Schnucks) store! They are pretty straight forward: no cards to scan, no point program (PW still has my head spinning!), no fuel perks. What you see is what you get. Here is their policy: They double coupons $.55 and under EVERYDAY. Limit 3 "like" coupon per transaction. They take IPs (Internet Printed Coupons) but not for any FREE item. BOGOs are OK Not bad -- I might have to make a road trip to Janesville more often between them and Big Lots, LOL! 

Food Inventory

There are a lot of perks to having a chest freezer: you can take more advantage of sales on things that need to be frozen, buy more meat on sale and bake larger quantities of treats for future use. It really does pay for itself when you consider how small a freezer is in a freezer/fridge combo unit. One thing I have been asked, is "how do you know what you have in your freezer?" Simple. I have an inventory list! At the beginning of the month, I have a complete list of what is in it. As the month progresses, I cross off what we use, and write in what we add. At the end of the month, I put a * next to the original items on the list, pull off what we used and add in what we bought to have a fresh new list for the new month. The * tells me it is an older item and I need to try to use it first. If it doesn't get used that second month it becomes a ** item and HAS to be used the third month! This keeps my inventory rotated, food from getting too old or "freezer bur

WHERE Do Kids Eat FREE Today?

You can always check out my list here  ... most are FREE meals only, you have to pay for the drinks. As always, check with your local restaurant before you go, to make sure it participates :) Today's winners for a FREE kid's meal are - Applebee's (OK, Sorry,  they charge $.99) Chili's (2 kids per paying adult) - thanks shikeith05 !! ( you can also print off a coupon for FREE chips/Queso dip on the right hand side of my blog!)) Denny's Ella's Deli Fazoli's (OK, Sorry, they charge $.99) Flat Top Grill Market St Diner Northside Family Restaurant Paciugo Gelato Perkins Pizza Hut Quiznos Texas Roadhouse TGI Friday's

We Can't Afford That.....

Miss Sarah and I saw the move Judy Moodie: Not So Bummer Summer the other day with the Kids Rule summer film series for $2 and one thing jumped out at me: When Judy was asking her Mom to go that, the reply was "We can't afford that". Being a fruglaista - I like to think of myself not as cheap, but savvy. I know the value of items and look for a better deal, making the family dollar go further. I also want the message to my daughter to be a one of great stewardship of finances vs. the thought that we don't have any money. Choosing how to spend it, not that there isn't any to spend. I played a game with her during the All You Magazine challenge: she would ask for something at the store and I would tell her how many packages of strawberries ( Her absolute fav!) we could get instead and let her make the choice. ---Example: She wanted a $4 box of fruit snacks that had only 8 packets in it and that small box didn't seem so great when she r

HyVee Ad This Week (7/31 - 8/6)

***Keep in mind my guidelines: $1/# or less for fresh produce and $2/# or less for meat when looking at the deals this week...what is a stock up price this week? Donna at Madison Coupon Connection beat me to the list this week - you can see it here. Thanks Donna!

Meal Plan Monday

It's the beginning of a new week! In my coupon class, I teach people how to save money at the stores. That is half of the equation for saving money on food, meal planning is the other half to it. You have to USE the food you have brought home and not let yourself make the "fast food run" - those add up fast and kill your budget! Meal planning also saves you time - no more getting home and playing "open up the cupboard doors, what falls out is for dinner" game. You KNOW what you are going to make/eat and have the recipes and ingredients handy. THIS saves you both time and money, two great things! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a vacation week - so it means two things! 1) Freezer meals ready for the house sitter ( special thanks to my "kid" brother ) 2) Meals on the road for us - so we can keep vacay costs down! We share a large cabin every year with my in laws

Quick Accounting

I thought I would quickly crunch a few numbers for you (and me)! I haven't done this since we met the goal of $40,000 in March of this year...and we have been still saving! Not all the savings has gone into the house fund: we went to Colorado for a week for a family wedding/vacation. It was beautiful, yet not cheap, LOL! We are also saving for a Disney Vacation - planning to have it paid before we go, instead of putting a lot of money on the credit card ;) Add a week long trip to the cabin with the in laws and it's a lot of time off, that we have budgeted for. I have just about paid for ALL the trips, as well as adding some more money to the "fund". I also have bought a new couch! (you can read about the old one here ...) The new one is multi functional as it is a sleeper sofa too - so it doubles as a guest room, LOL! Here is the picture -- it will look better in our living room after I paint the walls beige. I DO think the cat approves of DOES ha