Showing posts from February 19, 2012

Consultant Week: Paparazzi Jewelry

Welcome to Consultant "Week" (that really lasts TWO weeks, LOL)! -We already did Pink Papaya -- and the winner was: Taber -We already did Mary Kay -- and the winner was Dorinna ! -We already did PartyLite and are waiting for the winner to claim her prize...but it's time for another! Every two days, we will feature another company and another consultant, who has a special giveaway for y'all - with a value over $25.00!!! AWESOME - right? =) We are excited about the next one: Paparazzi Jewelry and Accessories! Miss Karin is giving away a fun collection of pretties that would spruce up any wardrobe :) Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories Fashion and Fun for just $5! Choose from necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and a beautiful assortment of hair accessories. And yes, everything is really just $5! Host a party and earn free jewelry, headbands and/or hair accessories. Inventory changes weekly and the best part is there is not a website or catalogs to

Pierce's IGA Match Up (2/23-2/29)

ONE DAY ONLY!!! Leap Into Savings Sale!!! (2/29) Leap Year only comes around every 4 years; so we are rewarding you with 4 TIMES the Pierce's Rewards Points for your purchase! ($25 purchase earns 500 points!) Special sale items include these great deals: Ground Beef at $1.99/# (80% lean) - limit of 4 pounds Boneless, skinless chicken breasts at $1.59/# in a 2.5# pack for $3.99 - limit of 4 packages Roma Pizzas 6 for $9 - limit of 6 IGA Chicken Noodle or Tomato canned soups $29 each - limit of 4 of each Bacon $2/# - limit of 4 pounds Frog Legs $2.29/# - limit of 4 pounds Do you see the "4" theme? LOL! Here is this week's list of deals - remember, it's not ALL the items in the weekly ad, just the highlights. **New: Get a FREE Sunday Wisconsin State Journal when you spend $10+ on Sunday mornings, while supplies last Happy Shopping! FREE Products With Points this week: Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna, 5 ounce - 400 points Kraft Mac N Cheese

Sentry Ad Match Up 2/23-2/29

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. There is a huge 10 for $10 list -- remember, you can get 1 item for $1.00! Remember, Not everything in the ad is a good bargain, it's not all ON sale but is all FOR sale Produce Deals Remember my guidelines: $1/# or less for fresh produce Weigh the bags and get the heavier ones (potatoes, onions, apples, etc) Meat Deals Remember my price points: $1/# or less for whole birds, $2/# or less for most meats, $3/# or less for beef roasts and bacon, $4/# or less for seafood Screamin Deal of the Week? None. Carl Buddig Thin Sliced lunchmeat 2 oz. pkg. $.60 -use $.75 off 4 from 12/11 SS (expires 2/28) -use $1 off 4 from September 2011 Parent & Child Magazine Frozen Food Deals Banquet Brown N Serve Breakfast Sausage 6.4 oz. $1.00 Coles Garlic Mini Loaf 8 oz. pkg. $1.00 Banquet Meals 5 to 10.25 oz. box $1.00 Healthy

Sorry! Printable Links Not Working!

MySavingsMedia, who I use for my coupon links, is doing an upgrade this weekend and ran into some issues. They hope to get it back online quickly, but it might not be until Monday. Sorry for the hassle! Blessings- Dannelle

Welcome Middleton Coupon Class!

Welcome to 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 and Meal Planning are just the tip of the iceberg - but account for about 50% 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 . Blessings, Dannelle

FREE At CVS This Week (2/26)

I zipped over to and scoped out the ad for the week: Thermacare heat wrap lower back and hip 1ct. $3.79 - Limit 1 Get $3.79 ECB Final Price: Free after ECB Physician's Formula make-up   *counts toward Beauty Club* pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss $9.89-9.99 -use $3/1 Physcian's Formula peelie on Lip Gloss Get $7 ECB WYB $10+ (limit of 1) Final Price: Free after coupon/ecb Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothbrush or toothpaste 4 oz $4.99 (Limit 2) -use $0.75/1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief, (02/12 SS) Get $4 ECB Final Price: $0.24 after coupon/ecb Colgate Total 5.8-6 oz, Sensitive 6 oz, Optic White 4 oz, Sensitive Pro-Relief 2.7 oz or 360 toothbrush $2.74 - Limit 2 - use $0.75/1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief, (02/12 SS) - use $1/1 Colgate Total Advance Toothpaste (CVS, Reinventing Beauty, Winter) Get $1 ECB Final Price: FREE   UP2U Gum 14 ct $0.99 -use UP2U $1/1 pack (1/1 or 2/5 SS

FREE At Walgreen's This Week (2/25)

I zipped over to and scoped out the upcoming ad - it is NOT all the deals in the flier, just the ones that are FREE, or almost FREE. It's a BIG list this week! ***New: Free Nice! 20oz soda WYB one Nice! 1.5oz snack BluScience EternalBlu anti-aging support 60ct - $10 Get a $10RR Final Price: FREE Burt's Bee cough drops - $1.99 Get a $2 RR Final Price: FREE Natrol Melatonin T/R 5 mg tablet, 100 count - $4 Get a $4 RR Final Price: FREE On The Go drink mix - orange packet 30 S - $8 Get an $8 RR Final Price: FREE Renew Life Ultimate Flora Daily Care 30 cps - $10 Get a $10 RR -use $3/1 Renew Life Ultimate Flora excluding 14ct IP Final Price: $3 Money Maker Super Poligrip .75 oz - $1.99 Get a $2 RR Final Price: FREE Belvita 8 pack breakfast biscuits - $2.99 Get a $2.00 RR -use the $1/1 from the 2/26 SS  (some markets get a $1/2) **I've also seen tear pads at HyVee and Copp's Final Price: FREE Baby Magic Dustless Baby Powder $6.00 $

2 Inserts This Weekend

We have a Pepsico Moments and a Smartsource in our 2/26 papers... The Pepsico has snacky stuff like Pepsi (shocker!) and chips and the SmartSource has a huge variety of everything from children's meds to Airwick. Not a lot of frozen food Qs yet -- that should start in next week's papers. :)

Target Deals Of The Week (2/26)

You can find them here -- at Totally Target. Make sure you thank Kerry for her great work! :) Happy Shopping!

****Updated****Post Cereal Price List For Copp's/Pick N Save

There is a cereal deal in the current ad: Buy 3 boxes select Post Cereal, they take off $5 instantly and you get a coupon for one free gallon of milk (up to $3.49) to be used on a future visit. I had to scope out the cereals on the list and their prices for y'all (me too) as I won't be shopping until Wednesday. Here is the list, with coupons I can match up: $3.39 Pebbles (fruity and chocolate, 11 ounce) (use the $.55/1 Post Fruity, Cocoa, Marshmallow, or Chocolate Peanut Butter Boulders Pebbles Cereal or Treats from the 1/15 SS) expired $3.69 Raisin Bran (20 ounce) (use the $1/1 from the 2/12 SS) $3.89 Honeycomb (16 ounce) $3.95 Honey Bunches or Oats  (14 ounce) (use the $1/1 from HERE ) (use the Post Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blend $1/1 from the 2/26 SS) $4.12 Shredded Wheat (all kinds, 16 ounce) (use the $1/1 from the 1/15 SS) expired $4.24 Grapenuts (24 ounce), Grapenut Flakes (18 ounce) $4.25 Blueberry Morning (13.5 ounce) $4.33 Great Grains (13 o

Shopping At HyVee

After seeing the 2 day sale at HyVee -- I knew I had to hit it today! $.59 for Hunt's Canned Pasta sauce (normally $1.89) jumped out at me, as I got the same deal last year! It was their annual "rock bottom price" sale on this and I wanted 20 cans of it...that should hold me until this sale next year between quick pasta nights, and the no bake lasagna I make for families with new babies. :) Butter was also a great price --> $1.99 a pound for salted or unsalted, store brand. I grabbed two pounds for me and six for my Mom. The total receipt was $28.96 -- but I get $11.94 from Mom to drop MY total to $17.06, which was like buying 9 cans of sauce and getting 11 FREE, along with 2# of butter. SCORE! So, here is my $100 Grocery Budget for the month: $100 -$7.90 (Miss Sarah having one school lunch a week) +14.38 Copps Trip 2/4 $106.48 +$4.19 Copps Trip 2/8 $110.64 - $4.87 Copps Trip 2/11 $105.77 -$16.47 Sentry Foods Run $89.30 -$42.00 Dinner Out 2/14 $47

Watertown Library Coupon Class

Join us Monday, at 5:30 at the Watertown Public Library for my Coupon Clipping 101 Class! 100 South Water Street Watertown, Wisconsin 920-262-4090  to register. (It's FREE) :)

Middleton Coupon Class Tomorrow

I am at the Middleton Public Library from 10:00 - Noon tomorrow teaching my coupon clipping 101 class! There are still a few chairs left, but it's almost full. If you are interested, call them ASAP to "register" - it's FREE! :)

HOT - HYVEE 2 Day Sale

I missed this and it started yesterday!! **Hunt's Canned Spaghetti Sauce $.59/can !!! (It's up to $1.89 at some stores) **Butter for $1.99/# No Limit!! STOCK UP!! Today is the last day .... it's time for me to zip over and grab some for me, and my mom...or get a rain check! :)

Amish Friendship Bread: Pancakes!

If you have been playing along with us - today is day #10! It's time to feed and then bake some yummy goodness! This recipe uses two cups of the "starter" and makes about 16 pancakes that are roughly 4-5" big. I like to spread them on a cookies sheet and freeze them quickly. In Wisconsin, it is easy this time of year - we just pop it on the porch and let the chilling winter air do it's work in less than 5 minutes. THEN I layer the frozen cakes into a container and pop into the freezer. 2 pancakes on a plate - zapped for 20 seconds and I have a hot breakfast for Miss Sarah on a school morning. =) If you haven't been playing along, you can see more about how to make a "starter" HERE Pancakes 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 tablespoons oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups Amish Friendship Bread Starter 1/2 cup milk (plus 1/4 cup if needed) 1 egg Directions: 1.Combine flo

Consultant Week: PartyLite

Welcome to Consultant "Week" (that really lasts TWO weeks, LOL)! We already did Pink Papaya -- and the winner was: Taber We already did Mary Kay -- and are waiting for the winner to claim her prize...but it's time for another! Every two days, we will feature another company and another consultant, who has a special giveaway for y'all - with a value over $25.00!!! AWESOME - right? =) We are excited about the next one: PartyLite! Miss Amanda has a $50 PartyLite Product Certificate valid for any items in catalog or online and redeemable online for one lucky winner! PartyLite is a direct sales company that has been in business since 1973. We sell candles and accessories that have been shared in many homes across America and 17 countries around the world. PartyLite has grown to so much more than candles and accessories, we also carry flameless fragrance such as reed diffusers, aroma melt warmers, incense and a gourmet food line, Two Sisters Gourmet. Re

Direct Sales "Discovery Day" On Saturday

Please join me this Saturday for “Discovery Day” at the Edgewater Hotel from 10:00am-1:00pm. This FREE event is open to the public to learn more about the Direct Sales Industry and the different types of businesses that are available to work with. This is not an event to promote and sell products, but rather to educate individuals about the direct sales profession and what makes each company a unique opportunity. Carleen Wild and Leigh Mills from NBC 15 will be doing a series all this week on the 5:00 o’clock news on why this is a viable and respectable profession. I will be there with my Manager Melanie for a Tupperware Table. **Please feel feel to "share" this on facebook to gain awareness; we hope to have a great turn out! Date: Saturday, February 25th Time: 10:00am-1:00pm (there will be a panel of experts speaking at 10:30am) Where: Edgewater Hotel in the Atlantic / Mediterranean Room – FREE parking

Copp's and Pick N Save Match Up (2/23-2/29)

Keep in mind that there is a DOUBLE DOUBLE Day on March 3rd -- so this is a great week to take it easy and save up for "the big day" with the NEXT ad. =) That being said, here is what jumps out at me: 1) Ham!!! Cooks has a consistent quality and, if you shop early enough, the butcher will slice it for you ( see HERE ). We MAY see a better price on this for Easter, but it's already $1.00 a pound less than my normal "buy" price: Do I really have to say " stock up alert " on this? **USE it to bump up your $25 totals so you can double your five coupons! 2) Post Cereal Deal They take $5 off instantly WYB3 boxes AND give you FREE milk, use the $1.00 off when you buy any ONE POST Honey Bunches of Oats NEW Fruit Blends 3) Free Yogurt. 4) FREE Fruit Chewies A lot of food pantries like these, even if you normally don't buy them. Carrie from Pocket Your Dollars has a complete match up - you can see it HERE . Her ads start Sunday when ours s

Aldi Deals This Week (2/22-2/28)

My local ad features a lot of Italian themed items: pastas, sauces, cheese, etc.   Here are this week's produce deals : Bagged Salad Mix $.89 Multi Colored Pepper 3-Pack $1.39 Green Peppers 3-Pack $.99 Mushrooms $.59 for an 8oz package - GREAT price! Onions $.16/# in a 3# bag for $.49 Romao Tomatoes $.79?#

It's Coming...Winter!!

According to my Arthritis (and the weather man) there is a decent snowstorm finally coming to Wisconsin. Actually, two of them! One starts late tonight and runs through tomorrow (Thursday) and one hits on Sunday-ish. Here are a couple of quick reminders for safety, thanks to   To prepare for a winter storm you should do the following: 1) Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit: •Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products. •Sand to improve traction. •Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment. •Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove. •Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm. 2) Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together whe

Logli Ad Match Up (2/22-2/28)

***Slim pickin's this week... This match up is based off the Janesville, WI store - your local store ads may vary. 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... **A lot of 10 for $10 items AGAIN this week - remember, you CAN get just ONE item for $1 Keep in mind my price points for produce ($1/# or less) and meat ($2/# or less) Produce Deals --Look for $1/# or less for fresh, seasonal items --Weigh bags to get the heavier ones (ex: 10# bag of potatoes for $2.99, you might get an 11#  bag) ***Produce University Sampling Event on Saturday 2/25 from 9-5:00 Meat Deals Oscar Mayer Cotto Salami or Bologna $1.50 Assorted Bone In Loin Pork Chops $1.99/# Dairy Deals Chobani Greek Yogurt $1.00 -use the $.30/1 from HERE Grocery Deals KoolAid Drink Mix Pouches $.10 Hunts Pasta Sauce $1.00 Starkist Chunk Light Tuna $.49 - limit of

Wisconsin’s Own project.

I am a HUGE supporter of buying local! Everything from CSA programs where you buy a share in a local farm to shopping through home party plan all keeps the money in our own neighborhood and makes a difference. I hate to see news articles of people loosing jobs because some manufacturing plant just moved out of state or worse yet, out of the country. THAT is one of the reason's I am SO EXCITED about this new venture: the Wisconsin's Own Project! As of January 25th, you may have seen this featured at your local Walmart... The yearlong program will identify participating Wisconsin-produced products to customers through shelf tags and display signage...more than 100 brands and companies will be featured in the store’s displays. Rayovac had their own press release: RAYOVAC AMONG FEATURED “WISCONSIN’S OWN” PRODUCTS AT WALMART New in-store program praises products made in Wisconsin MADISON, Wisconsin, January 25, 2012 – Finding and buying Made in Wiscon

Fun Things To Do With The Kids This Weekend

Friday 1/24 A Day With Dad Noon-4:00 PM, FREE KEVA’s Day with Dad was launched in 2002 with a simple goal in mind - to encourage fathers to take off work and spend the day playing with their kids. So leave the Blackberries and iPhone’s at home, turn on the “Out of Office” assistant on your email, lace up those sneakers and have some fun. Mark your calendars now for the 10th Annual Day with Day celebration, to be held on February 24, 2012 from Noon to 4:00pm when schools are closed for a teacher’s convention. Our entire facility will be available for multi-sport play, crafts, the bouncy castles and more. And better yet, our Day with Dad is a free event so it doesn’t cost you a thing. Psss…(in case dad can’t go) the whole family is invited so we hope to see you soon! See more HERE Saturday 2/25 Dr Seuss Storytime ALL Target Stores are fron 9-11AM **There usually is a treat bag passout with freebies and coupons too. FREE - - - - - - - - - Saturday's Stories and Swe

Eat Out For $2

I LOVE it when this deal comes around! We can pick up a $2 gift certificate, go on a "kids eat free" night and have a great family night for just pennies! It really helps stretch the food budget, yet not feel like you are totally giving up everything fun as you are on the journey to save money - know what I mean? :)

So I Hit Copp's This Morning...

I wasn't going to. Honestly. I knew there was no ground turkey to be had -- but realized I had egg vouchers that were expiring...and we can't have that, now can we? :) I flew by the seat of my pants today - NO plan! I didn't even take my coupon box with me - just a handful of coupons that I thought might come in handy, if I hit the $25. Yes, I broke ALL of my rules today!!!!!!!!!!! Here is the funny part: I still made money shopping, LOL! You can see from my receipt here: I paid $.82 and then, got a $2.00 Catalina. Ha! I don't have time for the details, but am adding the coffee, Ramen, eggs and Nuts to the donation pile...the salad mix is to compliment the free pan of stuffed manicotti we got last night from the "Greek Salad Lady" and the rest, we simply needed.  How did your trip go today?

Shopping Updates

First of all, I did the deal with PetSmart over the weekend: 2 Bags of Cat Food, 2 Bags of Dog Food, 2 Bags of Dog Treats for $2.10 out of pocket (sales tax). The Cat Food we are keeping, the rest goes to the Animal Shelter. THEN I hit Walgreen's I got the Omeprazole Deal 3 I ended up with $24 in RR that are a bonus as the meds don't come out of the $100 budget. I THEN went for the Coffee Deal . 2 Taster's Choice @$1.00 2 gallons milk @$2.99 Cheddar Cheese @$2.49 American Cheese @$2.69 -coupons used: BOGO coffee, store Nice Cheese ($.1.18), $8 RR, $1.67 store credit from overcharge on photos Final Price: $1.31 and I got a $1 RR THEN, 2 coffee @$1.00 -coupons used: BOGO coffee Final Price: $1.00 and I got a $1 RR Grand Total? $15.92 for $2.31and I got $2.00 back for $.31 OOP The coffee is for the Blessing Bags: I DO have to hit Copp's today to use up my egg vouchers...and maybe get some fresh fruit. We paid for the tip at Egg and I on Sunday - so that is

New SavingStar Offers

Stack the Kellogg's one with the Gas Rebate Offer ! SavingStar Grocery eCoupons Stay on track with Kellogg's® Special K®. Get $5.00 back when you purchase $20.00 of any Kellogg's Special K® products by March 21, 2012.. Expires 3/21/2012. Buy 1 Truvia® Natural Sweetener (40 ct or larger), Save 75¢. Expires 3/15/2012.

Coupons For The Military

Do you have expired coupons? Do NOT throw them out --  you can still put them to good use!! Our military families give up so much for us, that there is one simple thing we can do to give back to them: send them our expired coupons! I know, it sounds wacky - but they can use them for up to 6 months past the expiration date at the Commissary (for edible items) and their PX (for personal care items).  Here are a few things you need to know -- It takes a while to get them to the people who will use them, once a package is shipped over seas. That means all coupons have to be mailed with at least 4 months to go. All coupons have to be sorted into two groups: things people eat and things they dont. That is the difference between the Commissary and PX. You can only send manufacturer's coupons -- no store or restaurant coupons. Operation $40K has adopted a base in the UK through the Overseas Coupon Program and will be sending out monthly are more than welcome to

Piggly Wiggly Ad Match Up

**Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up as prices may vary per store. (YMMV). If you shop at  Frank's Elkhorn Store - they double up to $.50 every Wednesday - no limit as to how many but, limit of 2 like items Thanks to Ashley from Coupons for Wisconsin for the great match up! See it HERE

FREE Frosty at Wendys For The Rest Of The Year

We haven't had this offer at Wendy's stores since 2010 - so it's nice to have it back! For $1, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants can purchase an all-access pass to ten months of Jr. Frostys while supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. Yes, I will spend $1 for a keytag. (I have done it before) The money goes to the Foundation and through the end of the year, any time you swing by, you will get a FREE Jr Frosty with any purchase. I'm not proud of it, but I am fond of their baked potatoes and chili...yes, more things on the $1 menu -LOL! I DO see us occasionally going back there and taking advantage of their unlimited offer. About the foundation - We are adoptive parents and love the idea of every child having a is some more info about it: “Every child deserves a family,” said Rita Soronen, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “Wendy’s Wonderful Ki

LOTS of Fun Coming...

I have been busy teaming up with other AMAZING ladies and bloggers for lots of giveaways over the next few months.... some are simply like on Leap Day (2/29) there is a ONE DAY contest for a copy of the adorable movie and $29 Ca$h via Paypal. (I LOVE Amy Adams!) How about other Ca$h giveaways?  $600, $700 and more! (One is going on right now). Consultant Week is going on now -- every two days another amazing offer from a small business person! Pink Papaya, Mary Kay, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi and Michi Bags...maybe a little Tupperware too! :) How can you become a part of the fun? Make sure you follow our Facebook page: HERE Best 'o luck to ye! :)

FREE Healthy Recipe Cookbook

We like FREE, heck - being totally honest, I LOVE Free things! That is why I snap up all things like this - recipe collections with a healthy focus. I am working on loosing weight this year and have work out restrictions SO, monitoring what goes IN to my body helps make small changes. :) Grab your own copy - before it's gone!

Wednesday Morning Coupon Round Up

A bunch of NEW ones in there too! Baby & Toddler $2.00 off one package of GOODNITES Underwear $1.50 off DESITIN™ Soothing Rash Bath Treatment Beverages $0.55 off on NEW Almond Plus almond milk $1.50 off 8th Continent Soymilk Books & Magazines $0.50 off All You February Issue Entertainment $25.00 off Dish Network-12 months includes $75VISA Foods $0.75 off any (1) one Danimals Crunchers 4-pack $1.00 off on any (1) Emerald Breakfast on the go $1.00 off 2 HORMEL COMPLEATS kids meals $1.00 OFF 2 ARMOUR Meatball Products $0.75 off any TWO (2) Bagel-fuls (4ct) $1.00 off one Newman's Own T&C Pizza $1.00 off 1 Honey Bunches of Oats cereal $1.00 off one bag of M&M'S Pretzel $1.00 off HORMEL COMPLEATS microwave meals $1.00 off 1 HORMEL Refrigerated Entree $1.00 off HORMEL™ COUNTRY CROCK side $0.55 off 2 HORMEL Chili products $0.50 off one Newman's Own Pasta sauce $1.00 off two SPAM produ