Showing posts from September 23, 2012

What To Stock Up On In October

Everyone knows that produce is are a lot of other items at your store! We have had that talk before as I have stocked up on Easter Clearance items in April, BBQ supplies in May/June and currently, Back to School goodies. We know it's smart to buy items at the lowest price of their selling cycles, and then stock up! The idea is to create a stockpile that will last you 3-12 months, or until the product again reaches its lowest price. ( Not that you can do that with fresh produce unless your process it...) Convenience/Packaged Foods are seasonal just like produce. Every month we have new things to look for. Here is what is "hot" for September - keep your eyes out for the sales and have your coupons ready! October brings us a few fun things: Halloween, National Seafood Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!  Candy is the "no brainer" here for Halloween. We don't have a huge sweet tooth but do look for mini peanut butter cups and H

Welcome Clinton 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 where to get coupons , printable coupon links , SavingStar info, Swagbucks info and All You deals , along with the local stores' coupon policies and Ad Match Ups . I also have a lot of recipes posted, information about Coupons For The Military and online deal shopping sites info posted. I am on Twitter, Pinterest 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

Target Deals This Week

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 (9/30)

I zipped over to and scoped out the ad - it's a shorter list this week, sorry! Now that there is the new Balance Rewards program - you have to remember what they are worth to figure out if you are looking at a bargain or not. They will STILL have some deals that earn the Register Rewards that we are used to - but some deals will offer points. Here is the chart: You need to read this post HERE if you are not familiar with this program yet. What is FREE this week? Cepacol Sensations Lozenges 4 pakc, $1.00 Get a $1 RR Final Price: FREE (That's it) Halloween activity pads & books $.34 (3/$1) w/ in-ad coupon Halloween pencils or gift sacks $.13 (8/$1) w/ in-ad coupon Happy Shopping!

CVS Deals This Week (9/30)

Just a quick note - you are going to REALLY want to learn CVS if you haven't been playing at it. Walgreen's is changing their Register Reward program in September and, it's not pretty. CVS is where *I* will be shopping instead, but I will tell you more about that later.:) 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 Spend $30 Get $10 ECB wyb any of these P&G products (excludes clearance items) Limit 1 CoverGirl Face, Eye or Lip (excludes Lash Perfection & Lip Perfection) (BOGO 50%) Pantene shampoo, conditioner 12.6 oz or styler 5.7-11.5 oz 2/$8 Select Secret

New Coupons Today - HOT $6 Schick !!

Foods $0.75 off 1 Jimmy Dean Pancake & Sausage Product Health Care $1.00 off any FiberChoice 90 ct product Household $0.75 off 1 roll of Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil $0.75 off 1 roll of Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Foil $1.00 off ONE Reynolds Parchment Paper Personal Care $1.00 off any Maybelline NY Eyeliner or Brow Liner Buy 1 Schick Hydro Silk Refill, Get 1 Razor free $6.00 off two Schick Disposable Razors $1.00 off any AQUAPHOR product

HOT-- Toy Coupons!

Here are a bunch of new Toys and Games Coupons! Print now - you will be seeing some early sales as everyone is trying to beat the Black Friday rush. You can also find some of these items in Summer Clearance sections right now: check your ShopKo and Target stores. :) $5.00 off KOOSH SOLAR RECON Ball Launcher $3.00 off PLAY-DOH Playsets $5.00 off SESAME STREET playset $5.00 off MY BABY ALIVE Doll $5.00 off TORNADO TOWER Playset $2.00 off PLAYSKOOL HEROES Toy $3.00 off SPIDER-MAN HERO FX mask $3.00 off IRON MAN TRI-POWER Repulsor $5.00 off SPIDER-MAN STUNT CITY Playset $5.00 off ROCKTIVITY WALK 'N ROLL RIDER Toy $5.00 off MY LITTLE PONY Princess $5.00 off BOUNCY MY HAPPY-TO-SEE-ME Pup $3.00 off FURREAL FRIENDS Toy

Less than 90 Days...

Until Christmas! (I can hear that groan from here, LOL) To help ya out a bit, starting on October first, I will have a "post of the day": October = Crafts you can still make, that would be a great gift. November = Cookies you can make, for that cookie exchange or gift basket December = Fun/frugal things you can do with your family to make the holidays memorable. The fun all starts on Monday! :) Blessings- Dannelle

Sunday Coupon Preview

It looks like there will be FOUR inserts in the paper this weekend ... a Pepsi Co Moments, a Procter & Gamble, a SmartSource and a Red Plum!  Coupons for Dove, All, Bertolli (soups and meals), Hefty, Colgate, Covergirl, Febreeze, and about any snacky stuff you can imagine. TONS of coupons to make up for all of those that expire that day (it is the end of the quarter). You can check out what coupons are on the national line up -- but keep in mind that we may see slightly different ones in our own area. Want more coupons? Here is an easy way to get them: COUPON CLIPPING SERVICES You can always use a clipping service to get more insert coupons or ones that were not available in your local paper. I recommend these 4 sites Now that the Dollar Tree no longer carries the Sunday paper for $1.00 - it's time to talk discount subscriptions. (sigh) Check it out HERE to see if you have any special offers in your area.

Frugal Friday: 5 Road Trip Basics To Save Big Bucks On Vacay

Some of these we have talked about recently - thanks to our big Disney trip! Add them all up together and you can have a GREAT family vacation and not blow the budget. 1) Let's start with souvenirs. If you have little people, you are in trouble as most places have gift shops geared right to them - almost every major attraction in Magic Kingdom had a gift shop as you left it (Pirate's of the Caribbean, etc). Be proactive with a gift of the day! I have them wrapped and Miss Sarah picks one a day to open, each morning. What kind of stuff was inside them? Mostly things I have seen on clearance or at the local Dollar Store.   2. Take gift cards. This saves your food budget when you want to go out to eat. You can earn the FREE with so many different ways on the Internet, we use our credit card points for them. 3. Take Food. Start with a cooler if you are in the car, and shelf stable basics if you are staying in a hotel. A few simple items from the local grocer

Upcoming Classes

October is a busy month with Tupperware's Annual Megga Deal for Hosts and the fact that it is Girl Scout Cookie Selling time for our area (and I am the troop leader) so....... that means only a handful of classes in the next 30 days. All coupon classes are 2 hours long, Meal Planning is only an hour. November is full of "Black Friday Boot Camp" classes, where I teach how to find all the deals on Black Friday, make your shopping plan of attack and score tons of killer deals to cover birthdays and gift occasions for the rest of the year. You will learn how to think out of the box on grocery store and drugstore deals too! (If you are in the Madison Area, I have one of these in October, through the Madison School and Community Recreation program ( learn more HERE ) Coupon Clipping 101: - Clinton, September 29th , 9:00am at the Clinton Public Library. FREE (Library is sponsoring it) - Wednesday, October 10th , 6-8pm at the Reedsburg Public Library. FREE (Librar

New Coupons Today

COUPONS.COM Foods New Coupons! $0.30 off 4 oz. or larger HARIBO product $0.50 off one Flatout Thin Crust Pizza $1.00 off one Cinnabon CinnaPoppers Personal Care New Coupons! $4.00 off Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill $1.00 off any Maybelline NY Eyeliner or Brow Liner $2.00 off any Schick Intuition Razor or Refill $0.55 off THREE boxes of KLEENEX Facial Tissue COUPON NETWORK Books & Magazines New Coupons! $1.00 off when you buy any ONE PEOPLE® Magazine Breakfast New Coupons! $1.00 off when you buy any FIVE Balance Bar® Singles (1.76 oz) Condiments & Sauces New Coupons! $1.25 off when you buy any THREE Kikkoman Sauces and Marinades Dairy New Coupons! $3.00 off when you buy any TWO NESTLÉ® NIDO® 1+, 12.6oz or larger Health & Nutrition New Coupons! $3.25 off when you any ONE Bausch + Lomb Alaway® antihistamine eye drops Snacks New Coupons! $1.00 off when you buy any two Kettle Brand® Potato Chips 5oz or larger SMART SOURCE New Coupons! Pet Care Save