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I had a plan...

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I got a sneak peak of the ad that we will see next week Thursday - which will be good for the July 14th Double Double Daze. Not really impressed. :( Sorry, I didn't get to KEEP it or take a picture, so I can't really help with a match yet... So, let's talk about THIS ad that we are currently working with! I do have a bajillion $1.00/1 Quaker cereal coupons for the Squares and Hearts cereals and thought I would go today, later, and hit an empty shelf. I was right! RAIN CHECK TIME!!! (Can you just see me dancing around right now....?) I will do 10 transactions (using Mom's card too) on the 14th - getting 100 boxes of that cereal (a $413.00 value) for only $50.00, saving 88%. 90 of them will go to the food pantry and 10 for our house. Can't you see how stinkin' cute the snack mix will be when it has little hearts in it?!! So, that is the plan for the 14th. A LOT of cereal to pre-order on Monday! :)

FREE Craft Magazine!

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Yes, Pinterest is a huge source of inspiration for me, but things like this help too. When you have kids, it can be the perfect source for that next "rainy day" project! This is a FREE newsletter, full of different crafty ideas. Yes, we LOVE the word FREE! :)

FREE Stuff For Your Baby

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Children may be priceless, but they are expensive! Anything you can do to find things that help feed, clothe or entertain them at a discount is a great help to the family budget. :) Everyday Family has FREE baby offers, samples, coupons, health information and so much more! Check it out today.

Need a Coffee Maker?

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Coffee Makers can be expensive! Here is an offer from Gevalia - sign up, get a coffee maker and 4 boxes of coffee for $9.99 (plus shipping) and then cancel your membership! You have enough coffee for a while and your all set to be brewing that morning cuppa joe! Don't forget to run white vinegar through it every 2 months - it keeps the machine clean and working better so you will have a machine that lasts longer AND coffee that tastes better. :)

FREE Recipe Booklet

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I LOVE learning how to make things like the garlic cheese biscuits that Red Lobster restaurants serve, etc. I figure it saves money by me not having to go there to eat them, LOL! Here is a collection of copy cat recipes - and for a great price: FREE

FREE Bridal Magazine

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Know anyone who is getting married or simply like to see the newest things out there for Brides right now? This is a GREAT offer as most Bridal magazines are at least $10.00 !!!! This one is FREE! I also like magazines for crafy projects for Miss Sarah - they are fun to cut apart and make collages with, LOL! Here are a few other FREE magazine offers right now:

Crash Course In Applying Eye Make Up

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Maybe you haven't seen this yet - but I see it almost everyday that I am on the road. PLEASE be safer and smarter than this...

New Coupons Today

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Beverages $3.50 off any Brita Pacifica Pitcher Foods $0.70 off 1 Kellogg's FiberPlus Nutty Delights Bar $0.30 off 4 oz. or larger HARIBO product Health Care $1.10 off Joint Juice Ready-to-Drink $5.00 off Bottle of Joint Juice Easy Shot Household $2.00 off any RID product Personal Care $0.75 off one (1) Dry Idea Roll-On or Clear Gel Health & Nutrition $5.00 off when you buy any ONE Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Older Toddler Ready-to-Drink 4-pack (Natural Milk or Vanilla Flavor)

2 Coupons Inserts Tomorrow!

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You should see two inserts in your paper this weekend: a Smart Source and a Red Plum . We have coupons for Colgate, Huggies, Pull Ups, Meow Mix, Centrum & more! Remember that this is a NATIONAL listing and often varies by region - it gives us a good idea on what we should/might see. :) If you aren't thrilled with what you get, you can always hit one of the clipping services:

FREE Diabetic Recipes and More

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They have proven that eating a "diabetic diet" is good for you, even if you aren't diabetic. It's simmply a balanced approach of eatting and limiting your carb intake. Here is a collection of FREE tips and recipes to help on that healthy lifestyle:

Target Deals This Week 7/8

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

FREE At Walgreen's This Week 7/8

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There are a lot of changes on the Walgreen's Horzon. 1) They are working towards a bi-monthly ad (once every two weeks) 2) They are implimenting a key tag program starting in September. My thoughts? If you have a CVS close - LEARN it and start shopping there. That is what I will be doing - come September. Now, fore this week's ad: I zipped over to Iheartwags.com and pulled together this list... it's a SHORT one! There is NOTHING that I see FREE this week, but a few almost FREE items Colgate Total or Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.49 Get a $1 RR -use the $.75/1 from HERE Final Price: $.74 EOS Ultra Moisturinzing Shave Cream 2 for $6.00 Get a $4 RR Final Price: $1.00 each Kotex by U Sleek Tampons $3.99 -use the $1.00/1 from the 7/8 SS Get a $2 RR Final Price: $.99 Cottonelle 12 pack TP $5.00 -use the $.50/1 from the 7/8 SS -use the $1.00/1 from the July Walgreen's Coupon Book Final Price: 3.50 Happy Shopping!

CVS Deals This Week (7/8)

Thanks to Didie for this week's list! Coupon Color Decoder: ~Pink=Facebook Coupon, you'll have to have a Facebook account to print these IPs! ~Light Blue = Scanner coupon or CVS Retailer Coupon, you'll know it's a CVS coupon because the barcode will always start with the number 4! ~Red=these are general coupons, they could be from an insert, a tearpad, a booklet, peelie, or an IP and start with the number 5 or 9. ECB DEALS Hershey's Simple Pleasures 0.75 oz $0.67 Get $0.67 ECB Limit 1 Free after ECB Powerade 32 oz, Fuze 16.9 oz, Smartwater 700ml or Vitamwater 20 oz 5/$5 Get $1 ECB wyb (5) Limit 1 Maxwell House Original or Master Blend coffee 30.6-34.5 oz $8.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 1 Get $5 ECB when you spend $15 on these products (excludes clearance) Limit 1 Kellogg's Pop tarts 8ct. 3/$6 Coke 2 liter $5/5 Minute Maid apple juice box 10pk. or Coke 7.5 oz can 8pk. 2/$6 Keebler Chips Deluxe rainbow cookies 14.5 oz 2/$5 $1/3 Kellogg'

Update: Summer Fun List

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Last Summer, and the year before, I shared my list of cool things to do in the summer and I realized, it was time to do it again for the summer of 2012! It is now JULY!!! Time to update the list we have. Since I first printed our list, I have taken over Miss Sarah's Daisy Troop... (I know, in my spare time, LOL) So I have actually ADDED a few things that I have planned with the girls. Keep in mind that this isn't a list of everything you HAVE to do over the summer! It's a list to refer back to when you have those "what should we do today" moments. :) There is NO WAY we will get everything on the list done in the 10-12 week window of summer vacation !!! Just like meal planning - some ideas can roll onto the NEXT list if they don't actually happen on THIS list.| Some things are a definitly happening item and some a "fillers". I have s een MANY cool ways to make a list on Pinterest (LOVE that site) and will show them below but here is

Do You Swag?

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In my coupon class - I talk about where to find coupons. Swagbucks is a GREAT spot where YOU get to reap the rewards for printing all of your coupons (that Coupons.com carries) instead of some blogger. :) (but you know I love you for supporting my site and helping the homeless mission at my church...) Simply create your account, click on the coupons tab and start printing! You get 10 points for every coupon you print and use - so, ten a week would equal 5,000 points over the course of a year - almost enough to get a $50 Amazon gift card! A $50 Amazon Gift Card can net you $200-300 of goodies if you wait to use it until Cyber Monday! The best part? It's FREE to join!!!! :) Get started today!

Fun, Frugal Activities for the Family This Weekend

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All Weekend: Stoughton Fair! See more HERE **Most Community Public Pools are now open as school is out! Saturday, July 7th Home Depot Workshop! 9am-12pm kids can build a fun project - this month it is a moving truck! While supplies last The Dane County Farmer's Market on the Square!!!! Squeaky Cheese Curds, Baked goods, spring produce AND the beautiful downtown Madison - what more could you ask for? Chemistry Fun at UW Space Place Space Place family workshops are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their parents. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required for any of the workshops but attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people. This weekend: Ketchup Divers - how to make ketchup packets dive and return on command! -See more HERE . Space Place is at 2300 S Park St, in the Villager Mall, just north of the Beltline Highway. Visit the UW Geology Museum 1215 W. Dayton St., 262-2399, http://www.g

A Heartfelt Thank You

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Since I shared what was going on in my family/personal life last week, I have gotten HUNDREDS of E-mails from you all. I never realized how many people went through the same kind of thing and appreciate all your kind words and prayers, more than you could ever know. Things are far from settled here, but life is better and I am now able to start thinking about the future. It's taken a lot of baby steps. It's all the little things you never think of, like having to be tested for STD's when you have been married for almost 20 years... and yes, I cried through it.  We are both in counseling, separately for now. We are also rotating residence but keeping Miss Sarah there full time, trying to keep things as stable for her as possible. I will not be eating Greek Salads any more... My neighbor and friend was one of the 5 women he dated. I know, so not cool, on both of their parts. I do love him, but have a lot to decide... it's just something that I have to work on and se

New SavingStar Coupons

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SavingStar Grocery eCoupons Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt, Save 40¢. Expires 8/1/2012. Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, Save 40¢. Expires 8/1/2012. Buy 1 Diamond Crystal Salt Sense, Save 35¢. Expires 8/1/2012. Buy 1 Truvia® Natural Sweetener (40 ct or larger), Save 75¢. Expires 8/1/2012. Buy any 3 Healthy Choice Frozen EntrĂ©es, Save $1.00. Expires 8/1/2012. (Only at Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry's/Fry's Marketplace, JayC, King Soopers, City Market, Kroger, Kroger Atlanta, Kroger Cincinnati, Kroger Columbus, Kroger Indianapoli Buy any 1 Orville Ready to Eat Popcorn, Save 50¢. Expires 8/1/2012. (Only at Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry's/Fry's Marketplace, JayC, King Soopers, City Market, Kroger, Kroger Atlanta, Kroger Cincinnati, Kroger Columbus, Kroger Indianapolis, Buy any 2 Snack Pack 4 pk Products, Save 50¢. Expires 8/1/2012. (Only at Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry's/Fry'

New Coupons Today

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Beverages $1.50 off Sambazon Juice or Smoothie

FREE Meal Planning Service

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I teach meal planning classes and love this offer! Food on the Table is an easy meal planning service that is based on sales at local grocery stores. With Food on the Table, users will be able to: - find thousands of easy, healthy recipes - save money by knowing the items that are on sale - simplify your shopping experience with a well organized grocery list Typically, members need to pay a monthly fee for the premium service. The premium service allows you to plan more than 3 meals a week and see more recipes. When new Food on the Table registrants use the promo code SUMMERFREE , they will receive the current service free for life.

Get Cool at the School Pool!

If you are in the Sun Prairie Area... I got the email ! School District Parents and Guardians, The high school pool is again holding a special open swim tonight from 4-8 pm for just $.25 per person to help you beat the heat wave. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone who came last week had a great time, so we hope you'll join us again or come to check out the high school pool for this special open swim. Again, the open swim is from 4-8 pm at the Sun Prairie High School for just $.25. If you have any questions about the open swim, you may call 834-6850 for a recorded message. Thank you and stay cool today!

My Shopping Plan This Week

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We have a pretty full stockpile so it's easy to NOT shop, unless it's for things we need. This list is pretty short: just two stores: Aldi and Copp's 1) I plan to hit Aldi Tuesday for some Mushrooms, grape tomatoes and zucchini. 2) Copp's. I am after the Quaker Hearts/Squares cereal @$2.50 and the string cheese @$1.00 -- along with green beans,  split chicken breasts and a few bagels. I have a LOT of $1/1 coupons for the cereal so I see many transactions like this: 5 boxes cereal 10 packs string cheese grand total $15.00 -- but saving $29.30 The string cheese freezes nicely, is wrapped individually inside the bulk pack and will be for school lunches starting in September. I have preordered 50 packs of it. The cereal will come to $.50 each and normally runs over $4.00 I plan on 50 boxes of cereal, 50 packs of string cheese, some split chicken breasts and 20# of green beans (canning them) then a few pounds of plums. Sure wish there was a DOUBLE DOUBLE Daze -- it wo