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Welcome Monroe Children On The Cheap 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 more 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

Copps and Pick N Save Ad Match

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I am saving my shopping until 5/18 when they are having DOUBLE double daze - where we can double TEN coupons per transaction (but more on that later) A few things you need to know about these stores: You can double up to five manufacturer coupons (with a value of $1.00 or less) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, thru the end of March. Your total order needs to be at least $25 before tax and after store coupons, and you need to use your Roundy's rewards card in order for your coupons to double. Individual store coupon policies may vary, so be sure to check in with customer service.... but the standard company policy is listed HERE We have Fuel Perks Program ( here ) Make sure you take your own grocery bags -- you get $.05 for each one That may not seem like a lot but 10 a week, for 50 weeks is $25.00 !! Produce Deals --Look for $1/# or less for fresh, seasonal items --Weigh bags to get the heavier ones (ex: 10# bag of potatoes for $1.99, you might get an 1

FREE At Walgreen's This Week

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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. Crest 3d white or pro-health clinical toothpaste 4-5.8 oz or mouthwash 8 oz 2/$7 -use $1 Crest Toothpaste, 4.0 oz+, excludes trial/travel sizes (exp 05/31/2013) 04/28/2013 P&G  or -$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete, or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrush, excludes trial/travel sizes (exp 05/31/2013) 04/28/2013 P&G Get a $5 RR Final Cost: FREE That's it for this week - but next week looks better! :)

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!

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! ~Green = ibotta offers ~Purple = Rebates ~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. **We'll be getting a 20% off coupon in this week's paper** FREE ~ Get $3 ECB wyb ANY Gillette Mach, Venus, Proglide or disposable Limit 1 $3/1 Venus refillable razor ets (RP 4/7) B1G1 Venus or Daisy Disposable Razor (RP 04/14/13) $2/1 Gillette Disposable, (RP 04/14/13) $2/1 Gillette Disposable Razors (P&G 5/12) Save $5.00 when you spend $25.00 on any Venus® and Pantene® products and Olay® bars, body washes or in-shower body lotion ( SavingStar ) exp. 6/26 Scenario with a 20% off:

2013 Summer Fun List

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Every year, 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 2013! 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 definitely happening item and some a "fillers". I have seen MANY cool ways to make a list on Pinterest (LOVE that site) and will show them below but here is OUR list, just in case you need an idea or two to start yours! This summer seems swallowed up already -- We have a week of Camp Invention (Science Camp) We have a week of Vacation Bible Camp We have a week at the Cabin with my Father-In-Law We have 2 weeks in Flo

Weekend Fun In The Madison Area

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Saturday (5/11) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -- Please put a few non-perishable things out for your mail carrier today. Just pop them in the plastic bag they left you and leave it by your mailbox. Sleeping Beauty Patrick March Middle School of Sun Prairie is putting on the Tchaikovsky Classic this weekend. 7:00 PM.... Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students Visit the UW Geology Museum 1215 W. Dayton St., 262-2399, http://www.geologymuseum.org/ (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.) —Besides its extensive mineral, rock and fossil collections behind glass, kids can touch rocks from a time when there were volcanoes in Wisconsin, see rocks and minerals that glow, and stand under huge mastodon tusks. Great for those like my daughter who want to be a Paleontologist! Sunday (5/12) Happy Mother's Day! Waisman Center is back!! Admission: $2.00, Adults; $1.00, Children . Tickets: Advance tickets for any show in the entire series can be p

My Garage Sale Scores This Week

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I thought I left with $75... but found a $20 just inside my house! That means all I had was $55 -- but I think I did pretty well. :) I had dresses on the list for Miss Sarah, a coat for her (next winter) and some organizational stuff. Here is the day's haul: I certainly found some "church dresses".... there are seven of them here. The uppper right hand side has a Neapolitan Gymboree dress that had a matching pink jacket and that was my big splurge for the day...the other dresses ran $1 (like the floral on the bottom left to $5 like the beautiful mint Easter dress for next year More dresses here - for spring/summer/fall. I also scored some Justice shirts, two uber cute sweaters, a few leotards for gymnastics, summer jammies and what girl doesn't like jeans with cool stuff on them?   Blinggy flip flop/sandals...which she slept with {sigh} A cute pink Packer's Hat (so I can have MINE back...), several skirts (with built in shorts), a swimsuit, a

Current Catalina List

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Here is a list of the current offers -- they are simply rewards you get, after you buy a product or combination of products. It comes in the form a coupon with a cash value for your next shopping experience. Cool - right? Simply print the ones you are interested in - they have all the details on them AND you can have them in your hands when you check out, just in case you didn't get it after you paid for the items.   **This is a sponsored post. My "affiliate" income helps me support my church's food pantry and Homeless Mission Blessing Bag program and is no cost to you. Thank you for your support**

2013 Summer Reading Programs

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Our Sarah was fifteen months old when I started teaching her to ready with that " Your Baby Can Read " program. I got it before the whole thing was "infomercialed" into a $300 set...from an Usbourne Books gal and then made my own flash cards on my computer with clip art. Once a child understands the concept of the written word, their vocabulary and whole world just expand exponentially! Summer Reading Programs are a great way to keep that love of learning a books going for your kids in over the summer as they can earn free books and other fun stuff too! You can do a "google" search for different programs in your area -- I suggest starting with your public library! Ours has a different theme each year and a booklet that they get. Each week, you bring it back for a stamp and little gift, with a grand prize at the end of the 8 weeks. Our local aquatic center has a giant party that the kids earn admission to...but along the way they earn free pizza, st

Sunday Coupon Preview

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It looks like there will be three inserts in the paper this weekend ... a SmartSource, Proctor and Gamble and a RedPlum. 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. **This is a sponsored post. My "affiliate" income helps me support my church's food pantry and Homeless Mission Blessing Bag program. Thank you for your support**

New Coupons Today

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FEATURED COUPONS COUPONS.COM $1.00 off on Real Simple Magazine $3.00 off any Brita Bottle for Kids COUPON NETWORK $1.00 off when you buy any TWO (2) Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ No Sugar Added packages or multipacks 65¢ off when you buy any TWO (2) Country Crock® Spreads 45oz. or larger 25¢ off when you buy any ONE (1) Country Crock® Spread 15oz. or larger $3.00 off when you buy any ONE (1) package of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear Instant Food & Drink Beverage Powder $1.10 off when you buy any FIVE (5) BARS OR ONE (1) MULTIPACK OF POWERBAR® PROTEINPLUS® $1.00 off when you buy any ONE (1) Glade® D├ęcor Scents® holder, ONE (1) twin refill, or TWO (2) single refills $1.00 off when you buy any ONE bag of Chef Michael's® Dry Dog Food, any size $1.00 off when you buy any ONE (1) package of Fancy Feast® Gourmet Dry Cat Food, any variety REDPLUM SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) all® Liquid, Powder, or mighty pacs® Laundry Detergent (excludes trial size) SAVE $2.00 off ANY Caltrate®

SavingStar eCoupon Round Up

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