Showing posts from October 9, 2011

Sentry Coupon Match Ups (10/13 - 10/19)

Sentry Coupon Policy is here 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 Broccoli $.89/# -- broccoli soup? Dole Salad Bagged Mixes $1.50 each Celery $1.29 each - weigh them to get a heavier one Large Cantaloupe $1.99 each - again, weigh them Asparagus $1.99/# with in ad coupon - limit 2 bunches -- this is a great price for asparagus this time of year, check for thin-tender stalks that don't look dried out at the tip! Meat Deals Johnsonville Cooked Brats or Smoked Links $3 -use the $.50/1 from the 9/18 SS -use $.75/1 from SavingStar Hormel Flavored Pork Loin Fillets $6.99 (24oz package) -use the $1/1 from HERE Hilshire Farm Little Smokies $2.50, with in ad coupon Cooked Shrimp Ring with Cocktail Sauce $4.49 (10oz) -- not bad for these, I like to have a few on hand for holiday

*HOT* New Printables!

Here are a few new ones - the POST coupon is RARE -- get it while you can, if you like that brand! The Desitin should make for a FREE tube - a GREAT donation item! $1.00 off People Specials: Twilight Breaking Dawn $3.00 off Celine Dion Fragrance Product $1.00 off DESITIN™ Soothing Rash Bath Treatment $1.00 off Cat's Pride cat litter $1.00 off 2 Post Kids cereal

Piggly Wiggly Match Ups (10/13-10/19)

As always, keep an eye on YOUR sale flier and watch for the magic "doubling" coupon. =) **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 --Keep in mind that not everything in the ad is on sale, it is FOR sale! I am listing what I think are the best deals, NOT matching up everything in the flier with a coupon. =) FC = Food Club, their store brand Produce Deals Bartlett Pears $.99/# Dole Celery $.89 each - weigh them and get a heavier one Roma Tomatoes $.99/# Farm Fresh Michigan Carrots $.48/# Yellow Onions $.98 for a 3# bag ($.33/#) McIntosh, Courtland or Red Delicious Apples $1.69/3# bag ($.56/#) Watermelon Cuts $.69/# Green Cabbage $.48/# Wisconsin Russet Potatoes $.99 for a 5# bag ($.20/#) 3# bag of Red "B" potatoes FREE with 2100 pig points Meat Deals Split Chicken Breasts $.99/# Far

Welcome Elkhorn Coupon Clipping 101 Class!

Thank you for coming to visit my site! I LOVE helping people save money at the stores so they can put it to a more effective use for their families! 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 stores' coupon policies . I am on Twitter and Facebook too (under Operation 40K) if you want to schedule a class or have any questions, please just shoot me an email at . I hope you can put your new knowledge to good use quickly! Blessings, Dannelle

FREE at Walgreen's This Week (10/16)

I zipped over to and scoped out the upcoming ad - Not a lot of FREE offers this week! We have been really spoiled the last few weeks with a lot of great deals - The next few weeks look a tad lean =) Cottonelle Deal found HERE  (runs through 10/31) W Ultra Thin Maxi Pads $2 (on going) -use $.50/1 Catalina if you have it Get a $2 RR Final price: FREE (or MONEY MAKER) Listerine Pocket Packs, Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss (30yrds) $2.99 -use $1/1 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, any 500 mL+ OR Reach Toothbrush OR Reach Floss OR Access Flosser from the 7/31 SS OR -use the $1/1 Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, 1L+ or Reach Toothbrush,or Reach Floss,or Access Flosser, any from the 4/17 SS OR -use $1/1 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash 500 mL+, Reach Toothbrush, Reach Floss or Access Flosser from the 9/11 SS And Get a $2 RR Final Price:  FREE Bayer Aspirin $.99 (with in ad coupon) -use the $1/1 from the 9/11 SS Final Price: FREE I thi

This Week's Target Deals (10/16)

You can find them here -- at Totally Target. A few things to add: There have been a lot of new toy mark downs 30-50% off, don't forget to check by the books and electronics! =) Back Packs and Lunch Boxes are now 75% off - some have a $6 coupon booklet in them, make sure it's inside if you buy one! Happy Shopping!

3 Inserts in The Paper This Week!

Smart Source, Red Plum and Proctor & Gamble - some even get a Target Insert too! 10-16 Smartsource coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! 4-Way Save $1.50/1 nasal product (1/13/12) Act Save $1/1 16.9oz+ bottle (11/26) Air Wick Save $1/1 Flip & Fresh (11/27) Alpine Lace Save $1/1 deli cheese 1lb (11/30) Alpine Lace Save $1/2 deli cheese packages (11/30) Arm & Hammer Save $1/2 laundry products (12/11) Barber Foods Save $1/1 product (11/26) Bausch+Lomb Save $5/1 Ocuvite product (1/31/12) Benefiber Save $1/1 product (12/31) Benefiber Save $2/1 Stick Pack (12/31) Bic Save $1/1 disposable razor ets (11/13) Bissell Save $1/1 carpet cleaning powder or cleaning foam (12/25) Blue Diamond Save $1/2 Almond Breeze almondmilk chilled or shelf-stable (1/31/12) Blue Diamond Save $1/2 almonds 6oz+ cans (1/31/12) Blue Diamond Save $1/2 Nut Thins or Nut Chips 4.25oz (1/31/12) Bufferin Save $2/1 130ct Low Dose product (12/31) Bu

Amazon Mom Update

Just an FYI if you use Amazon Mom and Subscribe and Save --- It seems that the 30% discount has dropped to a 20% discount! If you hve a subscription in place, you might still see that 30%...double check your Amazon account.

Pasta Maker Winner!

Congrats to Entry #14 Amy G. !!!! An email has been sent to get your mailing address. There are a LOT more giveaways coming -- thanks for playing everyone :)

Frugal Friday - Surving the Holidays Financially

We almost in year FIVE of this recession and for a lot of people, things are beyond of tight. This leads them to dread the holidays - which have become so commercialized that they make everyone think that they need to spends thousands of dollars to get the perfect Norman Rockwell experience. Guess what? You don't! My mother was a very poor child and remembers getting excited at an orange in her stocking on Christmas morning. (Keep in mind that she was a small child when dinosaurs ruled the earth and you couldn't pick up an orange at the local grocery in the middle of winter...) I remember simple things too - (Still not wealthy, but the dinosaurs were gone...) like the sounds of holiday records on the big console player, sweet smells of cookies and candies that were often made as gifts, decorating the tree, watching the dog try to drink the water out of the tree stand, getting three gifts because that was the same amount that Jesus had gotten, and visiting good friends.

Budget Update

I did a little shopping/spending of money over the last week - and need to update my budget! My Monthly Budget: $100 - 6.83 Copps 10/1 $93.17 to go - $2 lunch at Lake Mills Fall Fest - $18.24 HyVee 10/6 $72.93 to go -$2.30 for Walgreen's (10/7) -$17.84 Sentry (10/6) $52.79 to go -$2.00 McDonald's (2 sweet teas...) -$11.50 Red Robin (a night out with my girlfriends!) -$3.20 Dollar General (gallon of milk) $36.09 to go. I KNOW I am going to hit Copp's on Wednesday for the Megga GM deal: practically FREE granola bars make for GREAT snacks for Miss Sarah's class or Sunday School group and the cereal can always be donated to the food pantry! :)

Holiday Wish Books...

As a kid, one of the things I looked forward to after Thanksgiving, was the Sears Holiday Wish Book that showed up in our mail! I remember pouring over it for hours, circling the things I was hoping Santa would deliver Christmas eve.... Being in the cyber age, kiddos can't really do that - I am not letting Miss Sarah circle things on my laptop, screen after screen. THAT is where the Farm N Fleet Toyland catalog comes in! :) I am NOT going to Toyland Saturday, when it opens - but am going to give Miss Sarah the catalog and let her become another generation of page flippers, item circling dreamers! Keep in mind that my gifts for her are already purchased and wrapped -- ready to take out of the holiday tote and pop under a tree - even "Santa" has been busy already. This simply gives me an idea what to tell the grandparents AND, see if I am waaaay off base on her interests. (not really worried about that this year, LOL) Were you a wish book kid?

Weekend Fun For Kids!

I am SOOO excited that the Waisman Center Children's Theater is back! It is one of our favorite things to do on the weekend, over the school year: it's VERY affordable, has a great variety of programs and is geared to the munchkin crowd, yet fun for adults too. The WCCT features a variety of performers—magicians, singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun" educators/performers, and professional theatrical companies. An important goal of the series is to include culturally and ethnically diverse performers and activities—from Cajun music to Irish Dancing; from Italian folk tales to traditional Mexican dances. Many of the performances showcase children as the sole performers or "stars" of the production, such as Dance Wisconsin, PlayTime Productions, and Trinity Academy of Irish Dance. By including these performances in the series, children are given inspiration and role models for expressing themselves through the arts. (as their website so nicely

A momentary Tupperware break.......

I am soooo excited! $5 down to get started in your own Tupperware Business until tomorrow (Friday, 10/14) at 5 pm. PLUS, for 13 weeks you are on a bonus roller coaster of free Tupperware to add to your kit! PLUS, a free sign up product too! Who can resist an opportunity to earn (by just partying for 3 hours a week) an extra $400 a month? Double it to 6 hours of partying a week for $1100 a month! Contact me now! You deserve to be appreciated! I love my boss (me) and I love doing something on my terms! What have you got to lose? If you always do what you have always done you will always get what you always got! Time for a change?  Contact me NOW!

Copp's Deal This Week -- Stack the Deals!

There are a lot of deals around the cereal and granola bars that you can stack at Copps this week, use your coupons AND get $$ back for future orders!! First, there is the GM deal: Spend $20 and get $5 for your next visit THEN there is the deal: buy 8 boxes of the cereal or bars and get Free Pizza Rolls THEN there is a Nature Valley Deal: buy 4 boxes of granola bars and get $3 for your next visit. Here are all the coupons I can find to help you with these deals: 50¢ off any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins $1.00 off when you buy TWO BOXES General Mills cereals 75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX select Total® cereals 75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX select Kix® cereals 50¢ off Nature Valley® Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars 50¢ off when you buy Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack 40¢ off on Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Brownies $1.00 off on any TWO BOXES select Cheerios® cereals $0.50 off ONE BOX Lucky Charms cereal $0.40 off Fiber One Chewy Bars

Michael's Craft Store Coupons

Lots of fun things for holiday crafting -- make sure you get your coupons! Here is the bummer: Not valid in Madison, WI, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, Jacksonville, FL, South Bend, IN, Greenville, SC, Sacramento, CA, Houston, TX, Prescott, AZ, Charlottesville, VA, York, PA, Detroit, MI, Burlington, VT, Vancouver, BC, Canada (sigh) - I shop in Madison....

***NEW*** Copp's Winning Play Game

I kinda like the logo -- we are Green Bay Packer's fans here, LOL! I do NOT like game pieces, etc that I have to track, save, etc -- so Monopoly wasn't really my thing and NOW, we get another game from the folks at Roundy's: Winning Play. It runs 10/9 through 2/4/2012. Like Monopoly - you get a piece for shopping, and there are bonus buy pieces -- often featured in the ad. You scratch ONLY 3 footballs, and win the prize box feature if they all match. There is a scratch off coupon/offer on the bottom of the ticket too...I can see the silver shavings everywhere already, LOL! Over 6 million in prizes -- I hope you win!

Updated General Mills Cereal Price List (10/10)

OK, I had a moment to update the cereal list - my last revision was in June!! Keep in mind that this week: A lot of GM cereals are $2.50 when you buy 8 boxes (saving you almost $16) and, you will get a Checkout Value coupon for   One FREE 40 Ct. Totino's Pizza Rolls FREE (to be used on your next visit) (maximum value $4.00) Make sure you add some cereal coupons for doubling to sweeten the deal. :) I hope this list helps you, it's from MY store, YMMV a little bit! Fiber One (all flavors) $ 4.29 Honey Nut Clusters $ 4.29 Basic 4 $ 4.29 Raisin Nut Bran $ 4.29 Oatmeal Crisp $ 4.19 Golden Grahams 12oz $ 3.55; 16oz $ 4.19 Cocoa Puffs 11.8oz $ 3.55; 16.5oz $ 4.19 Trix 10.7oz $ 3.55; 14.8 oz  $4.19 Cookie Crisp 11.25 oz $ 3.79; 19.8 oz $ 4.69 Reese’s Puffs 13oz $ 3.79; 18oz $ 4.19; 22.9oz $ 4.69 Cinnamon Toast Crunch 17oz  $4.19; 24.9 oz  $5.29 Kix 8.7oz $ 3.65; 12oz $ 3.79; 18oz $ 4.19 Honey Kix 12oz $ 3.89 Wheaties  10.9 oz $3.59; 15.6 oz $4.49 Chocolate Lucky

Cereal Coupons

I have just updated my cereal price list -- which you will see shortly, but here is the round up of the printable cereal coupons I found! Grab them before they are gone for the month :) $0.50 off ONE BOX Lucky Charms cereal $1.00 off when you buy TWO BOXES General Mills cereals 75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX select Total® cereals 75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX select Kix® cereals $1.00 off when you buy ONE box of POST GREAT GRAINS Cereal $1.00 off on any TWO BOXES select Cheerios® cereals

Copps / Pick N Save Ad Match Up (10/13-10/19)

Carrie at Pocket Your Dollars has the list done -- as her ads come out on Sunday and ours on the following Thursday, giving us a "sneak peak".  Here is her list, and my changes/additions are in RED. Our ads vary a little bit - but run very similar. I am NOT including the price cap or coupon book items... This week brings a lot of FREEBIES:  yogurt, taco seasonings, refried beans, Pillsbury Grands! biscuits, Arrid deodorant, Goody hair binders, and dental floss when you double coupons on Wednesday! You can see the entire list here  . Double check YOUR ad to verify pricing. =) Keep in mind $1/# or less for fresh produce and $2/# or less for meat. They Introduced their PRICE CAP concept - where 470 items will stay the exact same price through the end of the year...included in that are Fresh Boneless Chicken Breasts for $1.98/# and Roundy's 1# bag of Carrots for $.48/#. Those are the prices to beat for "deals" through the end of the year. There is 73%

Logli Ad Match Up (10/12)

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) Produce Deals Stemilt Washington State Apples $1/# California Bosc Pears $1/# California Bartlett Pears $1/# Locally Grown Fall Squash $.50/# (pictured are acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash) Large Cauliflower $2 - weigh to make sure it is at least two pounds Meat Deals Schnucks Select Fresh Bratwurst $1.99/# Certified Angus Beef Boneless Round Steak $2.99/# Pride of the Farm Boneless Rolled Boston Pork Roast $1.99/# Pride of the Farm Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs $1.89 (sold in a 4# bag) Dairy Case Deals No real deals here this week - sorry! Grocery Deals V8 Fusion Juice $2.50 -use the $1/2 from Rold Gold Pretzel's, Cheetos or Fritos Snacks $1.66 -use the $1/2 from the Pepsic

More SavingStar Coupons

Buy 2 packages of M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies (any flavor, 9.9 oz or larger), Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. . Buy 2 Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. . Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. (Only at Hy-Vee) Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011.(Only at Pick n Save) Buy 1 Sweet Baby Ray's Dipping Sauce, Save $1.00.Expires 11/9/2011.(Only at Copps) Buy 2 Ken's Salad Dressings (16 oz only), Save $1.00. Expires 11/9/2011. . Buy (1) McCain Purely Potatoes®, Save $1.00. Expires 11/4/2011. . Buy (1) McCain® Sweet Potato Fries, Save $1.00. Expires 11/4/2011. . Buy TWO (2) boxes of Ellio's® Pizza, Save $1.00. Expires 11/2/2011. . Buy 1 Barilla Pasta AND Buy 1 Barilla Sauce, Save $1.00. Expires 11/2/2011. . And -- others that will expire soon: Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt, Save 40¢. Expires 10/31/2011. . Buy 1 Krazy Glue, Sa