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Black Friday Menard's Ad Is Out!

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What do I see?   Toys: Barbies for $2.99 - limit of 4 Digital Photo Frames $18.99 Character Sleeping Bags $7.44 Hair Accessory Kits $1.78 5 pack Hot Wheels $2.49 Fleece Blankets $1.49   **36 roll packs of Charmin $9.97 with MIR - -$1/2 Charmin product, excl trial size, PG 10/14 -$1/2 Charmin product, excl trial size, PG 10/28 -.25/1 Charmin product, excl trial size, PG 10/14 Klements 2# Summer Sausage $3.99   FREE after MIR? Interior Flat Paint! 3 pack Roller Covers! Water Filter Pitchers! You can see it HERE

Dog Coupons

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It pretty much sums it up... and is FREE to sign up. :)

Disney Planning DVD

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  Even if you are only THINKING about going, you want the DVD. Once you are on "their list" you get sent special offer and discount packages! You never know what offers they toss out there to help make it more affordable for families to go -- but this is a great place to start. :)  

Target Deals This Week

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

Welcome Madison Black Friday Bootcamp Class!

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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 op40K@aol.com . Blessings, Dannelle

Cookie Recipe #17 - Roly Poly Santas

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Cookie Exchange Parties are SO MUCH FUN - for a few simple reasons:You get together with your friends You make only ONE kind of cookie and finish your holiday baking, after swapping out You get new recipes You often have snacks or games! That being said, I do one every year - in December, about 2 weeks before Christmas. (You can read about it HERE or see a TV segment I did on it http://youtu.be/-iUR7GlAiQw ).   I thought it would be fun to have a collection of 30 fun recipes to try - one a day in November - so you can be prepared for that holiday baking! Today's recipe idea comes from M Loves M   (Makes 12) Ingredients for Santas 1 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/4 cups flour red food coloring mini chocolate chips (for eyes and buttons) Red Hots for nose Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Beat butter on high for 30 seconds. Add sugar, beat until combined., scraping down sides of b

289.46 for $36.53 today = 87 % savings

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My trip today went just like I planned it to -- 6 transactions and out in 40 minutes. It took a tad longer to check out as there was only one cashier and she jumped to a different register any time there was a customer to check out, so they didn't have to wait for me. :) I had planned out six $25+ transactions with my Envelope System and was ready for all of the fun!  To start with, I have a lot of coupons for $1.00/1 Quaker Hearts Cereal so I pre-ordered 50 boxes of it as it was only $2.00 a box in the current ad, and is normally $3.99. That means I save $199.50 on just the cereal alone! Transaction #1 9 Boxes Heart Cereal @$2.00 (normally $3.99) Bisquick $1.50 (normally $2.29) 1 gallon roundy's milk @$2.79 2# bag Roundy's Carrots $1.29 (normally 1.49) 1# Sweet Potato @$.75 Coupons: - (9) $1.00/1 coupons - doubled - $.60/1 Bisquick  doubled - $3.50 Milk Catalina from last weeks General Mill's Cereal Deal - Roundy's in ad milk coupon to take $.20

CVS Deals This Week

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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.   MONEY MAKERS Limit 1 on all deals except where noted South Beach Diet Bar 5ct $4.99 $1/1 South Beach Diet Bar ( Peelies found at CVS) Starbucks Refreshers 12 oz $1.50 $1/1 Starbucks Refreshers IP: HERE Charmin Basic (Single Roll) $0.99 $0.25/1 Charmin Product, (P&G 10/14/12) (P&G 10/28) Glade plugIns Scented Oil Warmer $1.25 $1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit, (SS 10/14/12) $1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer, (SS 11/04/12) $1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer IP : HERE Air Wick scented Oil Warmer 1ct. $0.9

Famous Footwear Coupons

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  Are your kids like mine? Miss Sarah needs new winter boots for this year and this coupon, added to a sale, makes for a much sweeter deal. :) Print coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at Famous Footwear. Coupon valid 11/22 - 11/25.

Kellogg's FiberPlus Nutty Delights Coupon

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Reminder: Cookie Exchange Party!

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The time is almost here -- my annual Cookie Exchange Party! Do you LOVE holiday cookies? Do you HATE making 7-8-10-12 different kinds during the holiday season because you are so busy? Do you like to have a variety of treats for host plates/gift baskets, etc but find it a little expensive to stock all of the different baking ingredients? Enjoying homemade Christmas baking is highlight of the season for many families, but making everything from scratch can be time consuming and a lot of work. So how do you stock your freezer with a delicious assortment of cookies and bars without spending several days in the kitchen? By coming to an old-fashioned holiday cookie exchange! This party is for you!!!!!! It saves valuable time during the busiest season of the year. It is much faster to make multiple batches of the same cookie, than to track down ingredients for 7 or 8 different recipes and prepare each one. Provides you with a wonderful selection of homemade baked goods to ser

Cookie Recipe #16 - Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

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Cookie Exchange Parties are SO MUCH FUN - for a few simple reasons:You get together with your friends You make only ONE kind of cookie and finish your holiday baking, after swapping out You get new recipes You often have snacks or games! That being said, I do one every year - in December, about 2 weeks before Christmas. (You can read about it HERE or see a TV segment I did on it http://youtu.be/-iUR7GlAiQw ). I thought it would be fun to have a collection of 30 fun recipes to try - one a day in November - so you can be prepared for that holiday baking! Today's recipe idea comes from  Barbara Bakes Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies 1 3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch chips Preheat oven to 350ยบ and line cookie sheets with parchment

Amazon Local

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If you have a hard time keeping up with all the fun deals on Amazon - or simply don't know where to look - this brings them to you! Sign up FREE and it helps you find things that are in your area.

Kids...

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Do you ever feel like this? A professional chauffer? I actually thought about home schooling Miss Sarah and the hubster thought she would miss out on the Social interaction with other children. Not after Dance, Sunday School, Children's Choir, Scouts and Piano. Sometimes I think she has a better social life than I do, LOL!

Are You Missing Our Posts?

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Business Card Magnets, $.04 each!!!

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This is a great thing to have on hand when you are in direct sales - magnets that have your business card on them! You live on the customer's fridge - and are easy to remember the next time they want to place an order or have a show. This is a GREAT price - $2.00, with $4.99 shipping, Use Coupon Code : MAGNET2 WAYYYYYY less expensive than the office supply stores!

Facebook Coupon Round Up

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Here are some of the latest coupons out on Facebook right now -- you usually have to "like" their pages to print them. Save $.55 off 2 Dozen Eggs (Facebook) Save $1 off Two Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancake, Waffle or French Toast Items (Facebook) Save $.50 off any One Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple Baskin Robbins: Buy any Sundae and Get One for $0.99 Save $3 off any Jason Body Wash Save $1 off any One Perdue Oven Ready Roasts Product (Facebook Coupon – Enter CONTEST to get coupon ) Save $1 off any Johnson’s Baby Oil Product – Excluding 3 oz Size Save $1 off One Product in the Jergens Crema Body Collection Save $1 off any one pack or two pack of Munchkin Clip Lock Cup Burger King Buy One Get One Free Real Fruit Smoothie Save $1 off any One Freschetta Pizza 14oz or More (Facebook – Click “Take the Pledge” to get coupon) Save $1.50 off any One Package of Nestle Toll House Ultimates Cookie Dough (Facebook – Enter the Ultim

Hot Chili's Coupon!

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We love going out to eat, but love it better when it fits into our budget. :) Get this FREE appetizer, split something like fajitas and you have a fairly inexpensive date night. SCORE! You WILL get a few emails from them each month, with other coupons like FREE desserts, birthday specials, etc. If you haven't signed up yet, go for it! We have each of our email accounts listed. ;)

Sunday Coupon Preview

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It looks like there will be only 1 insert in the paper this weekend ... a Smartsource 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.

Madison Area Weekend Frugal Family Fun

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Saturday, November 17th Sun Prairie Holiday Craft Fair St Albert's Church, 8am-2pm, St Albert The Great Drive Waunakee Friends of the Library Holiday Craft and Bake Sale Waunakee High School Commons Bales of Fun on Madison Parks Hayrides 6:30-8:30, Olin Park - $2/person hayrides for families. The Festival Of Lights is set up so this should be WAAAAY cool! No reservations necessary. Enjoy a crisp fall evening with a hayride in Madison Parks. Madison Parks is offering hayrides in Warner, Elver, Olin Parks and Cherokee Marsh this September, October and November. The booked rides are perfect for scout troops, church groups, or birthday parties - Madison Parks hayrides will treat your group to a tour of a beautiful park and enjoy friendly campfire with 'smores. Once a month we are hosting $2/person hayrides. No reservation is necessary for these rides, and they are perfect for family outings. See More HERE Fitchburg Library Movie Time! Kids In The Rotund