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Are you too cheap?

This isn't what you think - it's about YOU, not how frugal you are. This was a great statement that I saw on a friend's facebook post -- SO TRUE! If you're NOT being treated with love and respect, check your "price tag." Perhaps you have marked yourself down. It's YOU who tell people what you're worth BY WHAT YOU ACCEPT. Get off the "clearance rack" and get behind the glass where they keep all the "valuables". The bottom line is... "value" yourself more. Blessings- Dannelle

Target Deals of the Weeks (Starting 8/21)

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You can find them here -- at Totally Target. Make sure you check the Toy Clearance - most stores have hit 75% off this week!

FREE at Walgreen's this week

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I zipped over to http://www.iheartwags.com/ and scoped out the upcoming ad - here are the best deals of the week. It looks like it's time to stock up on toothpaste! Colgate sensitive pro-relief toothpaste 4 oz or 360 toothbrush $4.99 get $4 rr -$1.50 Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief Toothpaste (exp 8/31/2011) 7/31/2011 SS -$1 Colgate 360 Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothbrush (exp 8/31/2011) 7/31/2011 SS or -$.50 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz+ (exp 8/31/2011) 7/24/2011 SS Crest 3D White Toothpaste 4 oz get $3 RR wyb 2/$5               -$1 Crest Toothpaste,4 oz+, , excludes Cavity Baking Soda Tartar (exp 8/31/2011) 7/31/2011 P&G Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese 12 oz., 2 pk Hot Pockets 2/$3 (w/in ad Q)              -$1/2 Hot Pockets 4.5 or 10oz, Stouffer’s 9.6 to 12oz or Lean Cuisine, 9 to 11.5oz (5624) – Walgreens August Coupon Book              -$1/1 Hot Pockets Brand Snackers, any – 06-26-11 SS x9/18 (if included)   School Supply Deals: (use in ad coupons) Wexford or Penway

Frugal Friday - Road Trip!

As we were making our plans to visit the most Magical Place on Earth (Disney), it was easy to see how fast things could ad up! Hotel, meals, transportation, souvenirs and more could break the bank if we weren't careful. Just because we have money, doesn't mean we need to spend it all, especially on a vacation. =) So, what to do to save money on our trip? First of all, thanks to the Tupperware Convention, we saved almost 75% off our room at the Disney Resort. Seriously, we are getting 6 days for just under $600, and add $100 more for the 2 nights on the road (there and back). The posted room rate on their website is $425 for our room, before taxes. Awesome. We knew that going into this trip and then, got Miss Sarah on board with saving for Disney with her "Bank"   - she diligently saved coins for seven months and FILLED the milk jug! That money was turned into Disney Gift Cards (bought at Walgreen's) so we would carry less cash with us and not use the credit c

HOT MONEY MAKER: Carmex Coupon on Facebook!

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There is a new $.50/1 Carmax Lime Twist or Vanilla Lip Balm coupon available (here) At Walgreen's (starting 8/28) there will be a deal where Carmax will be FREE after RR – use this coupon and have a small money maker. Carmex Lip Balm – $1.50 Buy One, Get a $1.50 RR Use this $.50/1 Lip Balm Coupon to turn it into a MONEY MAKER!! I like to tuck these in with Christmas Stockings, etc - it's a COLD winter in Wisconsin, LOL! (Thanks Couponing To Disney .)

Sentry Deals of the Week (8/18 - 8/24)

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Sentry Coupon Policy is here They have a $5 meat sale this week -- the ONLY bargain I see is the Lunchables (4/$5). Check to see if your store takes IPs (Internet Printable Coupons) before printing some of the matched up deals...not all do. Remember, Not everything in the ad is a good bargain, it's not all ON sale but is all FOR sale :) Produce Deals Bi Color Sweet Corn $.30/ ear California Red or Black Plums $.99/# Yellow Squash or Zucchini $.89/# Meat Deals 80% Lean Ground Beef $2.49/# ****this is not a stock up price, but OK if you are low Pork Loin $1.99/# Farmland Breakfast Sausage (12-16oz) $2 Dairy Deals Dannon Acivia or Light & Fit Yogurt $2 Deans half gallon milk $1.49 Frozen Deals SmartOnes $2 - use the $3/10 from here Eggo Frozen Waffles $1.99 Palermo Classics Pizza $1.66 -use in ad store coupon to get the sale price Grocery Deals Kellogg's Cereal 4/$7 ($1.75 each, WYB4) -use in ad store coupon to get the sale price -there are several co

Copps and Pick N Save Ad (8/18-8/24)

Carrie at Pocket Your Dollars has the list done -- here is what really jumped out at me this week - Keep in mind $1/# or less for fresh produce and $2/# or less for meat. Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats (6-9 oz.) $3.50 Use $1/1 coupon from 8/7 Smart Source insert **Plus, check the coupons you received with Monopoly pieces to see if you have any $0.25 Oscar Mayer Carving Board coupons. Pillsbury Sweet Moments $2.50 Use $1/1 coupon from 8/7 General Mills insert Final price: $0.50 after doubled coupon Silk Pure Almond or Coconut Milk $3.00 Use $1/1 coupon from 7/10 Smart Source insert Final price: As low as $1.00 after doubled coupon Edy’s Single Serve Ice Cream $1.00 Buy 3 and use $1/3 coupon from 6/12 Smart Source insert Final price: $0.33 each after doubled coupon Kellogg’s Cereal, Pop-Tarts, Bars, Fruit Snacks, Eggo Syrup, Cheez-It Crackers or Keebler Cookies or Crackers $1.99 (Limit 5; Must Buy 5) Available coupons include: Keebler Cookies: $1/2 coupon from 8/7 Re

Piggly Wiggly Ad (8/16 -8/22)

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**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 are a lot of stores doing double coupons again -- check your ad to see if you are lucky! (none of the Madison area ones are) There a lot of items in the ad, but not everything is ON sale - it is FOR sale and often sponsored by manufacturer's to be featured. As your store may be one of the ones that double, make sure you take your coupons! Produce Deals Large Beefsteak Tomatoes $.99/# Extra Large R oma Tomatoes $.99/# Extra Large Green Bell Peppers $.99/# Fresh Green Beans $.99/# Jumbo Sweet Peruvian Onions $.99/# Jumbo Red or White Onions $.99/# California Romaine Lettuce $.99/# California Barlett Pears $.99/# Sugar Sweet California Cantaloupe $1.99 each - weigh them to get a heavier one Seedless Cut Watermelon $.69/

8-21 Smartsource coupon preview

There is NO Redplum insert this week, but we do get a Smartsource Regional coupon inserts and 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 Act $1/1 16.9oz+ (10/31) Brita $1/1 bottle water filtration system (10/31) Brita $4/1 pitcher or faucet mount system (10/31) Carefree $.50/1 (10/31) Claritin $2/1 4oz or 10ct+ (9/18) Claritin $4/1 15ct+ (9/18) Claritin $6/1 45ct (8/28) Clear Care $1/1 12oz+ bottle of Cleaning and Disinfecting solution dnd (9/30) Clear Care $3/1 twin pack of Cleaning and Disinfecting solution dnd (9/30) Clorox $.25/1 35ct+ disinfecting wipes (10/16) Clorox $.25/1 82oz+ bleach (10/16) Clorox/Tilex/Pine-Sol $1/2 32oz+ Clorox Clean-up, 24oz+ Clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach, 32oz+ Tilex mold and mildew remover, or 48oz+ Pine-Sol brand cleaner (10/16) Dannon $1/3

Aldi Deals 8/17 - 8/23

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Master Price List and Tips Here: Here are the big deals this week, it's a BIG ad with a lot of back to school - pre portioned items:  Seedless Whole Watermelon $2.99 Nectarines $.29 each Peaches $.29 each  Plums $.29 each Grapes $.79/# in a 2# package (red AND green)

DIY Tuesday - Vacation Planning!

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In the days of home computers and high speed internet, you can be your own travel agent! Simply remember a few things: Keep everything together Get confirmation numbers Have addresses and phone numbers That being said - here is our Disney Trip Planner. I created a mini video for you, enjoy!

This Weekend's City Wide Garage Sales in Wisconsin

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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! Sun Prairie (It's also Corn Fest!) New London City Wide Grage Sale Reedsburg Community Wide Thrift Sale Don't forget to use Yard Sale Treasure Map - A Yard Sale Planning Tool  to help you make your plan of attack!

$172.41 for $22.99 @ Copp's Run - saved 86.6%

I stayed pretty close to the plan, they DID throw me off with the Jif To Go (didn't have it), so I punted :) Transaction 1: • 11 cans Manwich sauce (we will keep two, the rest are for the neighbors!) @$1.39 **My store had it for $1.19 which made it an even sweeter deal! • 7 boxes Ronzoni pasta @$1.25 (normally $1.99 – which will count for the $25 minimum price) We get $5 off instantly with the Megga Sale (Manwich), 7 $1/1 on the pasta (5 doubled) and $4 in Walgreen's RR (they don't say "ONLY at Walgreen's" on them). Cost: $.89 and I got $5 back with the ConAgra deal (Manwich) – I am double dipping on the promotions! (saved $26.13) Transaction 2: • 9 Hunts Ketchup @$1.25 • 5 Chef Boyardee @$1.00 – I have switched the hubby to the wheat variety, it's a small step, but I will take it, LOL! • 5 boxes Ronzoni pasta @$1.25 (normally $1.99 – which will count for the $25 minimum price) – donation item! They too the $5 off instantly, I used the $5 from transac

Whole Foods Match Up (8/17 - 8/23)

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Here are the Whole Foods deals for the week. 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. Healthy Life Deals has it for you here

Menard's Run Today

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Miss Sarah and I LOVE to give massages -- I rub her back, she does my feet. This fun habit means we go through a wee bit of lotion =) Menard's has that FREE after MIR offer this week, so we picked up 6 smaller tubes of the lotion AND then, got 5 of the hand sanitizer that was FREE after MIR too! 20 Gallon totes were $3.88 and we are in the middle of the the big garage cleaning project, so we got 7 of them. (Seriously, we ARE going to get a car in there!) Grand total? The bill was $66.32 -$35 in Menard's Rebate Checks OOP $31.32 -New MIR sent in $35.00 $3.68 profit!  I love Menard's almost as much as I love Walgreen's, LOL!

Logli (8/17 - 8/23)

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They double coupons every day, up to $.55 - how fun! This doesn't cover everything in their add, just the bargains. Just remember that everything in their ad is FOR sale, not ON sale...  Keep in mind my price points for produce ($1/# or less) and meat ($2/# or less) The deals are a little slim this week...here is the best of the ad (in my opinion) Produce Deals Mountain Grown Colorado Bi-Color Sweet Corn $.25 each Imported Navel Oranges $.50 each   Meat Deals Schnucks Natural Fresh Whole Cut Up Chicken $.99/# Pride of the Farm Pork Spareribs $1.99/# Dairy Case Deals Yoplait Yogurt $2 -use the $.50/1 from the 8/7 GM Danimals $2 -use the $.50/1 from the 8/14 SS Frozen Food Deals Healthy Choice Steamers entrees $2 -use the $2/4 from the 7/31 RP Grocery Deals Kool-Aid Drink Mix packets 10 for $1 -use the B2G1 from the July All You Magazine Bumble Bee Ready to Eat Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad Kit $1.25 Newman's Own salad dressing $2.50 - use the $1/1 from here Keebler

Lice Rid X coupon...

It's back to school time!  Sadly, all the kiddos in school together means the inevitable note being sent home about a kid in your child's class having lice. (sigh). Just thinking about it makes my head itch! Get your coupon now, just in case you need it....... $2.00 off any RID product

New Land O Lakes Coupons...

Coupons.com Grocery Coupons $0.50 off LAND O LAKES Spreadable Butter Product $0.40 off One Package of LAND O LAKES Margarine $0.50 off LAND O LAKES Buttery Taste Spread $0.50 off 2 packages of LAND O LAKES Butter $0.75 off LAND O LAKES Cinnamon Butter Spread Get them while you can!

Double Coupon Day - Multiple Transactions

I have had a lot of questions about this -- how do I do them? Rainbow/Pick N Save/Copp's has a normal double coupon policy where you have to spend $25 and then, you can double (on certain days) 5 coupons that have a value up to $1 . Their way of thinking is you spend $25, they will give you up to $10 back. Insider tips: 1) The $25 is ORIGINAL SHELF PRICE, not sale price - SO, it could be $25 of items that are on sale for $7 less... you are now at $18 and get to take that $10 off...you get it all for $8, almost half of their "plan". 2) DOUBLE DOUBLE coupons occur every 6 months or so, for ONE DAY a week, for a few weeks. They let you double TEN coupons that day, with the same $25 transaction! Try taking $10 off that $8 balance...he he he! 3) Multiple transactions. It benefits you to split up your grocery shopping into multiple transactions: if you do it all at one time you can be buying 40 items that all have coupons, but only 10 would double. If you plan it out, you c

We Use Coupons!

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Ok, that seems like an obvious statement. We ALL love coupons and use them (or we should). That isn't what I am talking about, LOL! I am talking about the site We Use Coupons . They have a nice message board, video library, bunch of great people to chat with and best of all? It's FREE to be a part of! You can find me there - I am Operation 40K (shocker, I know...) Come on over - say "hi" and see the cool stuff that is covered there...from connecting with people in your own state to seeing the hottest new mail in rebate offers. Make sure you introduce yourself in the New To WUC forum - I'll be looking for you =)

Update: Pawn America

Tuvie Tuesdays have given way to all DVDs being $1.99 instead of 2/$5 !! We got a few more today - they all look brand new and will keep us happy with the 4 day car ride we have on our upcoming trip. =)

It's Tuvie Tuesday!

If you have a Pawn America by you - they have Tuvies Tuesdays -- where you could get two DVDs for $5! I have mentioned this before -- but we have found some GREAT RARE movies there and seriously, they have THOUSANDS of DVDs. Recently I have gotten all three Twilight Movies and 6 Disney Blu-rays!! I have also gotten a few holiday movies - tucked away in the Christmas Pack (more on that next month) =) The price is right - if you are in the market for something new to watch. For the price of a movie rental, you can OWN the DVD. They also have a 7 day satisfaction guarantee. =) Happy shopping!

My Copp’s Plan of Attack This Week

I have 5 transactions planned this week – Transaction 1: 11 cans Manwich sauce (we will keep two, the rest are for the neighbors!) @$1.39 7 boxes Ronzoni pasta @$1.25 (normally $1.99 – which will count for the $25 minimum price)     We get $5 off instantly with the Megga Sale (Manwich), I will use 7 $1/1 on the pasta (5 will doubled) and $6 in Walgreen's RR (they don't say "ONLY at Walgreen's" on them). Cost: $.79 and I will get $5 back with the ConAgra deal (Manwich) – I am double dipping on the promotions! Transaction 2: 9 Hunts Ketchup @$1.25 5 Chef Boyardee @$1.00 – I have switched the hubby to the wheat variety, it's a small step, but I will take it, LOL! 5 boxes Ronzoni pasta @$1.25 (normally $1.99 – which will count for the $25 minimum price) – donation item! I will use the $5 from transaction 1, 5 $1/1 pasta coupons (will double) B4G1 Chef Boyardee, 3 B2G1 Hunts Ketchup Cost: $2.75 and I will get $5 back (Conagra) Transaction 3: Jiff to Go pack Gille

The Guess What I Spent Winners...

The total spent was $8.22, over $6 of that being sales tax. Sadly, in WI - Wags makes us pay it, even if we the the item FREE. (sigh) It would have been $2 less, but I couldn't get that coupon for the Expo markers to print! Closest were: Tara at $7.39 Northcarolinagal @ $7.50 Shoot me an email at op40k@aol.com so I can get out your envies. Thanks for playing!

My Wags Trip Summary

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After I got my paper, I rolled a few deals in several transactions.    First I got: Omega Krill (normally $29.99) $10, less the $2 manufacturer's coupon for $8.55 out of pocket and I got a $10 RR (Moneymaker!) THEN I got: 2 Scope for $6, less 2 $.75/1 manufactuer's coupons - got $3 RR 4 Degree Trial Size @ $.99, less 4 $1/1 manufactuerer's coupons - got $4 RR Expo Markers at $3.99 (I know there is the $2/2 Q out, I couldn't print it) - less the $3 store Q Gilette Fusion Razor (check for the gift pack set with the shaving gel in it!) for $9.99, less the $4/1 manufacturer's coupon - got $4 RR 5 inch scissors for Miss Sarah @$1.49, less the $1 in ad coupon I also used the $10 RR from the Krill for $3.20 out of pocket and I got the $11 in RR (Moneymaker!) THEN I got: Pert Plus Shampoo for $3.99, less the $1/1 manufacturer's coupon - got $3 RR Revlon Nail Polish for $3.99, less the $1/1 manufactuere's coupon - got $3 RR 2 Royal Jello, less the in

Current Rebate Offer List

MIRs (Mail In Rebates) are a great way to get even MORE for your family from the store and manufacturers...they usually have a few different kinds: Satisfaction Guarantee Money Back Try Me FREE Logo Items/Products It pays to save your receipts - as some offers need them AND the UPC off the product. Nothern Cheapskate has a GREAT list of the rebates out there right now... check it out here

NEW Houseparty! Spin Master It's All Fun 'N Games!

Log into your Houseparty Accout -- to sign up for it! Host a Spin Master It's All Fun 'N Games House Party Let the good times roll with two of the latest board games from Spin Master — Quelf and Logo. Your previous party antics will be nothing compared to what happens when you and your guests play Quelf, the award winning game of crazy questions and ridiculous stunts with only one rule — “Obey the Card.” How well do you know your brands? You’ll find out with Logo! Play guys vs. gals or pit pal against pal. Either way, both games guarantee a party that no one will forget! Your exclusive Party Pack will contain: Award winning Quelf board game Newly launched Logo board game Coupons for your guests to save on Quelf and Logo Party recipes Napkins and drink stirrers Magnets Coasters Good Luck! 

Meal Plan Monday - Hitting The Road

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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 week finds us getting ready for our big Disney Trip! We are driving this time, so we have our vehicle in Florida, while we bop about. So, it means having fun, yet not breaking the bank! We got a great deal on the hotel through the Tupperware convention and will spend a few nights with my big sis, but have a few other ideas on cheap travel...more coming in a

Cub Food Match Ups this week (8/14)

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***Keep in mind my guidelines: $1/# for fresh produce and $2/# or less for meat Eggplant season is here! It's a GREAT price to stock up on -- I think I might need to make Eggplant Parmesean, yum!   Carrie at Pocket Your Dollars beat me to the list this week - check it out here

Whole Foods Match Ups (8/10 - 8/16)

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Here are the Whole Foods deals for the week. 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. Healthy Life Deals has it for you here