Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I hope you and your families had a great Christmas and enjoy the New Year! I took a few days off the blog to spend with my family.  Instead of creating new postings, I have been busy beating my sons at Wii bowling! (Got one from that great deal at Walmart last week!)  Now that I am back to the blog, he is probably practicing. 



You can find match-ups for Meijer for this week here at Bargains to Bounty.  Happy shopping!


Bargains to Bounty has the match-ups for Kroger stores for this week.  Go here to find your deals!


For those of you needing diapers, go here to see Bargains to Bounty posting of a great deal on Pampers at Meijer.



TLC channel will have a new reality show tomorrow night (Dec. 29) at 8 pm "Extreme Couponing." I can't wait to watch it. I have nothing on these people!  For more info, go here or see the GMA video on it here. How can that guy Nathan buy so many boxes of cereal when the stores limit you to 3 like items/coupons per transaction??

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Bargains to Bounty has done the match-ups for the various drug stores deal for this week. Check them out here


Bargains to Bounty has a listing here of Meijer Santa Bucks deals good for today.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Bargains to Bounty has the Meijer match-ups for this week here. NOTE: Meijer will be closed for Christmas Day! 


Hip2Save has a post of a new Michael's coupon  good for 20% of your order.  Go here to see more.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hip 2 Save has posted a new Retail Coupon Roundup post here.  It includes coupons/discounts for The Limited, Aeropostle, Express and Pier 1.  Enjoy your Christmas shopping this weekend!


Walmart will begin a big toy sale event beginning tonight at 9 pm through Sunday.  They have a Red Wii bundle special for $199, get a $75 Walmart gift card so basically $124!!!  There are other great deals too. For more info, go to Hip 2 Save posting here


Collin at Hip 2 Save is holding a great giveaway - a Dell netbook computer!!!  Go here to register for the giveaway. Let us know if you win!!


Hip 2 Save has a post here about some specials at Old Navy.  Great BOGO sale if you have an Old Navy Outlet store nearby. 


Today is the annual Free Shipping Day.  Go here for a list of stores/websites offering free shipping today and complete you shopping. 


Bargains to Bounty just posted the Best Prices in Town list for this week here.  You can look for an grocery item you need and see where you can get the best deal on it for this week. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Meijer is having another Super Saturday sale this weekend. For deal details, go to the Bargains to Bounty post  here.  It seems there are some good deals to prepare for your Christmas get-togethers!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Bargains to Bounty has a posting detailing the Meijer Mid-Week Sale for today and tomorrow here.  They have a 10% off apparel and general merchandise coupon available too.  Sounds like a great deal on Levis for kids and some grocery staples. 

If you go today, get the free Red Box video rental with the code listed here


Kelloggs has a rare B1G1 coupon for cereal out. Go to Hip 2 Save here for more information and the coupon.   


Yankee Candle has a great Buy 2 Get 2 coupon here.  This can make for some great but inexpensive Christmas gifts! 

SEARS - SAVE $10 OFF $20

Sears has a special coupon here to take $10 off a $20 on apparel and accessories good for today and tomorrow only. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


If you are considering giving a pet for Christmas, consider a rescue from a local shelter. You can save a lost animal and be a hero to your kid(s) and I have found it to be much less expensive and in better health than "designer dogs."  Check out the Saginaw shelter here. That's where we got our Tyco from last year and he has been a great foot warmer/neighborhood watch! 


The Saginaw County Convention & Visitors Bureau has a page listing discounts for area vendors here.  They include discounts to the Children's Museum, Antique Warehouse, A New Day Coffee House, Forbidden City, a coupon book for the Birch Run Premium Outlets, Pit & Balcony, Four Points Hotel, and many more. Check it out for something to do over the holidays and support our local businesses!

Deals and Discounts

NEW YORK & COMPANY: $50 OFF $100 COUPON TIL 12/15/10

Hip 2 Save has a post about a great deal at New York & Company. Go here to find the coupon code or printable coupon to get $50 off a $100 purchase.  That could make some great presents (even for yourself)!  But hurry as this expires tomorrow 12/15/10.

New York & Company

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Coupons Equal Cash has a post about free video rental at Blockbuster Express good until 1/7/11.  Go here to get the code for free video rental. There are Blockbuster Express machines at several Saginaw area Speedway locations along with Franks Supermarket in St. Charles.  Go rent yourself Bing's White Christmas!


Click here to get a $1.50/1 Wholly Guacamole coupon. Its looks like its good for any Wholly product and its good until 12/26/10. This will be good for upcoming holiday parties!


Bargains to Bounty has match-ups for this week for Kroger, Target and Meijer here.  Time to stock up for the winter. I sure wish I had some baking supplies stockpiled at home to whip up some cookies during this storm while watching White Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Going Christmas shopping this week?  Before you go to the mall, click over to Coupon Divas and check out this listing of retail/mall coupons.  I like the Bath & Body Works BOGO coupon (remember Sensual Amber is my fav)!  They also have coupons for Aeropostle, Children's Place, Yankee Candle, The Limited, and my sister's fav-Hobby Lobby. 
(Thanks Coupon Divas!)

Target Match-ups for This Week

Go here to see all the Target match-ups for this week.  Lots of coupons for toys/games for presents!
Thanks Bargains to Bounty!

Meijer Match-ups For This Week

Go to Bargains to Bounty here to see all the match-ups for this week at Meijer!

Kroger Deals - Dec. 6-12

For a complete lists of the Kroger deals/match-ups this week, go to Bargains to Bounty here

Meijer Mid-week Sale - Dec. 8 and 9

Meijer is having another good mid-week sale today and tomorrow.  For details and deals, go to Hip2Save here.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Seems lately Quiznos is one of our favorite places for a fast dinner.  Go here for coupons good until December 13, 2010. 

If you prefer KFC, go here for coupons good for December.  You have to register to access the coupons. 

 Join the Colonel's Email Club

For more restaurant coupons, visit Coupon Divas here.   This way you don't have to try to cook and have more time for Christmas shopping!

(Thank you Coupon Divas)

Friday, December 3, 2010


Hip2Save has a nice listing of retail coupons available for your shopping this weekend.  It includes deals from Express, Michaels, Hallmark, The Limited, Pier 1, and more. Find the list here


Meijer is having another Super Saturday Sale tomorrow!! Some of the deals are:
  • $0.25 Crayola 24-count Crayons (limit 24)
  • $0.79 Suave Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz (limit 4)
  • $1.79 Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 13.7-16 oz (limit 3)   $1.00/2 Nabisco coupon (from 11-14 SS or printable) $1.29 each when you buy 2 with coupon
  • $1.49/lb Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin
  • $2.75 Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent, 72 oz (limit 4)
  • $3.50 Puffs Facial Tissue Bundles, flat 3 pk or cube 4 pk
  • $3.99 Seedless Clementine Mandarins, 5 lb crate
  • $3.99 Meijer Cooked Tail-On Shrimp, 50-60 ct, 16 oz frozen
  • $3.99 Poinsettia Plant, 6.5″ pot (reg $5.99)
  • B1G1 Goody Hair Accessories (reg $0.99-11.99)  $0.49-5.99 each when you buy 2 on sale 
  • The ad also features 2 general merchandise coupons:  $5 off any general merchandise, apparel or health & beauty care item purchase of $19.97 or more, $10 off any general merchandise, apparel or health & beauty care item purchase of $49.97 or more

 See the flyer for their sale here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Grateful Giveaways

Hip2Save and 11 other bloggers are hosting a round of Grateful Giveaways. They are on round 2 and you can register to win $135 of Snapfish products or $100 of Conagra food products.  You can register multiple times for each of the giveaways by visiting each of the 12 bloggers and commenting on the giveaway at each of their blogs.  For more information, visit Hip2Save. 

(Thanks Hip2Save)

Meijer match-ups for this week

Bargains to Bounty has two match-up lists for Meijer for this week.  There is a special mid-week sale going on December 1 and 2 with a "buy 5 get $5 off special deal and a special Senior discount of 15% off apparel and general merchandise.  For both match-up listings, go here

Kroger match-ups for November 29-December 5

Bargains to Bounty has a long list of match-ups for Kroger for this week, including the Buy 10 Mega Event.  To see the complete listing, visit Bargains to Bounty here for the match-up listing.

Win Oprah's 12-day Holiday Giveaway

Talk about glad tidings: For the first time ever, 12 O readers will win a selection of gifts from Oprah's legendary "Favorite Things" show—along with her personal picks for the magazine and specifically chosen presents from Nate Berkus, Suze Orman, Dr. Oz, and other friends.

Instructions: Once a day, from November 29 through December 10, you can enter for a chance to win by clicking the link on this page and typing in the appropriate code for that day on the entry form. Entering each day will increase your chances of winning. To enter or for more information, go here. Be sure to let me know if you are a winner!!

Meijer mPerks - get $10 off $50 general merchandise Dec 1 & 2 only

 Bargains to Bounty has a post about Meijer mPerks giving you a coupon for $10 off a $50 general merchandise purchase for December 1 and 2 only so get shopping for those gifts.  Read more about it here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Buy Baked Goods and Help Aubree

There will be a baked goods/drinks/t-shirt sale and raffle at the Saginaw Township Soccer Complex this Saturday at 4 p.m. to raise funds to help Aubree Snow, an 8th grader at St. Thomas Aquinas, who is a soccer player and is fighting lukemia.  For more information, go here.  You can help Aubree and save yourself some baking time for the holiday season!

Black Friday Store Hours and Price Comparison List


We Use Coupons.com has put together a post with store hours for Black Friday and a price comparison listing showing where to get the best prices for the most wanted electronic gifts this holiday.  Check out her extensive list here and get your strategy down before you head out Friday morning (or Thursday evening)! 

Tips for Shopping on Black Friday

Have you ever gone out at 4 a.m. on Black Friday to stand in a long, cold line in the Target parking lot?  I have and it can be very fun or very miserable!  Cuckoo for Coupons has a great article with tips for shopping on Black Friday here to make your excursion more fun than miserable. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gift Giving When Unemployed

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy has a nice blurb on gift giving when you are unemployed here.  It has a few good ideas for handling the holidays on a tight budget and it seems everyone is this year. 

Bath and Body Sales Starts Online Tomorrow

It would appear that you can score some sales online at Bath and Body Works starting tomorrow.  Go here to register and they will alert you on upcoming sales.  They will be offering a neat 2010 Black Friday V.I.P. bag, a $115 value, for $20 with a $40 purchase.  [Just in case you are interested, my favorite scent is Sensual Amber (hint, hint)]!
Sensual Amber™ Shower Gel - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works

Walmart Matching Prices on Black Friday

Walmart announced its stores will be matching competitor prices on Black Friday and through the weekend.  See the article on Yahoo here.  But be careful, according to Walmart's price matching policy here, they do not match internet prices.  They are also going to be open on Thanksgiving Day! 

Kroger Receipt Coupons

Have you ever read the back of your Kroger receipt?  I didn't until last night. First I went to Cartridge World on State Street to get my black cartridge refilled and saw on the counter a note about the Kroger coupon for $3 off a ink refill. When I asked the cashier told me that there are coupons on the back of the Kroger receipts.  Then I stopped at Kroger to get my Thanksgiving dinner items. And low and behold on the back of my receipt were lots of coupons, including the one for Cartridge World.  There is also $1 off any purchase at Firehouse Car Wash, BOGO sandwich at The Junction restaurant, BOGO family portrait at Paetz, $4.99 large pepperoni pizza at Good Times Pizza, $10 off any service at Dex-Tech auto service center, $2 off haircut at Graceful Styles, etc. 

So next time you do your grocery shopping at Kroger don't forget to turn over the receipt for some great coupons to area vendors!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sales and Black Friday Ads

Black Friday

There will be some great sales this weekend as stores seem to want to get the jump on next week's Black Friday sales. Meijer has a "Why Wait" sale this weekend (see ad here).

 For the latest news on Black Friday sales, go to here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Coupons for The Children's Place

To pick up some holiday outfits, visit The Children's Place here and score coupons for 25% of online shopping or 15% off online or in the store shopping. 

The Children's Place

Read It Forward: Win a Free Book

If you enjoy reading as much as I do, check out the site Read It Forward. There you can find sneak peeks at great reads, behind-the-scenes insights from authors, lively and provocative reader's guides, and fabulous free books. Go to here to enter to win a free book. 

JUST IN TIME: Bath & Body Works coupons

Just in time to start my holiday shopping, new Bath & Body Works coupons!!!  Visit Hip 2 Save to see the post which includes a free trial size with purchase and a $10 off $30 coupon.  Last Christmas I must have used 2-3 of these coupons for making gift bags (and some for myself).  Bath & Body usually has free cellophane gift bags with ribbons and tags to make up a nice gift bag.

(Thanks Hip 2 Save)
  Shop Soap & Lotion Caddies.

Meijer Super Saturday Sale this weekend

Meijer is having a Super Saturday sale this weekend. Check out the deals here.  The deals include $.99 for Fruit Roll-ups, $1.75 for Bob Evans sausage, $3 Tressemme shampoo, and $.84/lb for apples.  There is also 50% off some artificial trees.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Glamour Magazine for $3.99 per year

Tanga is offering a year subscription to Glamour magazine for $3.99 per year (you can do 3 years for $11.97).  See it on Hip 2 Save here.

(Thanks Hip 2 Save)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Understanding Sale Cycles

I had always heard there are cycles to the sales.  I found a great article at Stockpiling Moms regarding the sale cycles.  Anticipating the cycles or the next round of sales on something you need for your stockpile is very helpful. If you think about it the cycles make sense: picnic/bbq supplies in the Summer, baking supplies in December and so on.  Now you can know what coupons to save to match for the sales coming up.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lead in reusable grocery bags prompts call for federal inquiry

Read the USA Today article about the reusable grocery bags may contain lead here. The article mentions Target and Walmart bags among others.  I personally still think its a better alternative to tons of those plastic bags everywhere. 

Help WIOG with "Send Santa to the Troops"

WIOG is sending Santa to the Troops!  We are asking for your help to send care packages to Mid-Michigan soldiers stationed around the world! 

Don't forget our troops this holiday season!  For a list of events, drop off locations and list of items to donate, visit WIOG website at http://www.wiog.com//Article.asp?id=553117.

This Week's Matchups for Kroger and Target

For this week's match-ups for Kroger and Target, visit Bargains to Bounty.  While doing your shopping with these match-ups, think about the Sending Santa to the Troops donations that you could make for free or nearly free!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Meijer match-ups for week of Nov. 14

For the match-ups at Meijer beginning today, visit Bargains to Bounty at http://www.bargainstobounty.com/meijer-matchups-november-14-20-2010/.  You can also visit the Aldi match-ups there too.  Check out the deals on your holiday turkey!!!

(Thanks Bargains to Bounty)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Angel Food Ministries has hosts sites in Saginaw

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 45 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order.

Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from between $42 and $78.

Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store. There are no second-hand items, no damaged or out-dated goods, no dented cans without labels, no day-old breads and no produce that is almost too ripe. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system.

Angel Food Ministries has hosts locations in Saginaw at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Saginaw Valley Church of the Nazarene, and St. Joseph Church.  For more information, menus or to order, go to http://www.angelfoodministries.com/.  This can be a great help to the family's monthly grocery budget in addition to couponing! 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Old Navy 30% off coupon

Old Navy offering 30% off your total purchase now through November 18.  Click here for the coupon.  Last Christmas I got half the family Old Navy p.j.s. Hopefully they will enjoy them again this year!!

(Thanks Hip2Save)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Open House and Savings at Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI

Holiday Open House Happenings Galore!
Friday, November 19 at the Bavarian Inn.

Kick off your Holiday season Bavarian style!

Prize drawings, treat samples, holiday confectionaries, shopping and the spirit of the Holiday Season is just waiting to burst! Join us at The Bavarian Inn and other Frankenmuth shops on November 19 as we kick off Holiday Season 2010!  Our Holiday Open House is your chance to scratch gifts off your list with shopping in a festive-yet-relaxed atmosphere. But it's not all about giving! You?ll get a FREE GIFT with a cumulative $25 purchase!

Be sure to get your 20% discount card first! Get a discount card good for 20 percent off with a cash donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or a food donation for our local food pantry. Your shopping will be so much more fun and affordable with your discount in hand!
Stop in the Castle Shop! No hassles, the Castle Shop is a classic Holiday shopper's stop. Just in time for Open House, may we suggest a stop (or two!) into the Castle Shop with your Christmas gift list.

The Castle Shop is actually many shops, featuring snacks, baked goods and preserves, our famous chicken seasoning, our toys, dolls, and more.
Peruse Souvenirs and Cheers, featuring Michigan wines and beers - always with a sample for a small fee. Hit the Candy Corner for a rainbow of candies and our signature fudge. Mmmm! The Royal Gift Shop features elegant imported jewelry.

Santa's coming. Are you? Santa will be here to meet the kids from Noon to 7 p.m. in the Castle Shop. Along with Santa, there will be holiday baking demonstrations, candy demonstrations, special treats and samples throughout Frankenmuth and hourly prize drawings beginning at Noon; register first at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.
There'll be plenty of prizes, surprises ? and SHOPPING! ? well into the evening. Several stores at the River Place Shops, Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, and the Covered Bridge & Leather Shop are also participating. A perfect way to kick off the Holiday season!
For more information, go to http://www.bavarianinn.com/?page=106158&template=2010&event=.
And visit this page http://bavarianinn.com/?page=57697 to sign up for coupons and specials from the Bavarian Inn. 
(Thank you Bavarian Inn)

Meijer compares prices on hottest toys this Christmas!

Meijer has posted an ad comparing prices of the hottest toys for this Christmas.  Visit their ad at http://meijer.shoplocal.com/meijer/default.aspx?action=entryflash&storeref=43 and check the prices before you start your shopping. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mom to Mom Sale in Birch Run 11/13/10

There will be a Mom to Mom sale this Saturday, November 13, at the Birch Run Expo. for more information, visit http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/11/super_mom_2_mom_sale_at_birch.html

News just in - Toys-R-Us will text you deals


Toys-R-Us is going mobile! 

Visit their website at http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3895361 and see all their mobile apps. They have Ipod apps, mobile alerts, and a mobile website.

Black Friday ads out already!!

Black Friday

I just found a few of the ads out for Black Friday. Target's ad is shown in its entirety.  Go to http://www.blackfriday.info/. Target shows some good deals on TVs but they open at 4 a.m. so you probably have to be in line by 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day! They will also email you when new ads come out for Black Friday. 

Restaurant.com offering 80% off again

Visit http://www.bargainstobounty.com/restaurant-com-80-off-gift-certificates-3/ Bargains to Bounty to see post about Restaurant.com offering 80% off discounts again from November 9 - 15, 2010.  I have bought their gift certificates for Court Street Cafe and Forbidden City and have had no problems using either one.  Now if we could get one for Olive Garden!?

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

(Thanks Bargains to Bounty)

2 Years of Woman's Day for $4.99

Tanga is offering a special on Woman's Day magazine at 2 years for $4.99.  Go to http://hip2save.com/2010/11/hot-2-year-subscription-to-womans-day-magazine-only-4-99.html and follow the links to get your subscription today.  Be sure to enter the coupon code WOMAN to get your discounted price.  Their regular 2-year subscription price is $20 so you are saving $15.01!!!

A Tanga Image

(Thanks Hip2Save!)

Target makes cashiers hand-process coupons

Target has a new store policy requiring cashiers to hand-process all coupons in an effort to stop shorting its coupon-using customers.  For a full article in the Chicago Breaking News go to http://chicagobreakingbusiness.com/2010/11/target-makes-cashiers-hand-process-coupons.html.  They say they will have new technology in the stores in the next 10 days that will eliminate this processing problem. 

I thought it was interesting to read about their "speed-o-meter" devices that tell how quickly the cashiers process each customer.  Those devices are being temporarily turned off to allow for hand-processing of coupons and a sincere greeting!

Friday, November 5, 2010

3 Coupon Inserts in the Papers this Sunday

There will be 2  3 inserts in the papers this Sunday: Smartsource, Red Plum and Proctor and Gamble.  For a listing of the coupons that will be included in the inserts, go to the Sunday Coupon Preview site at http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/category/sunday-coupon-inserts/.  There is quite a long listing including lots of baking items for your holiday dinners and also cold products for the coming flu season.  You may want to buy 2 or 3 papers so you can stockpile for the cold months ahead!

CORRECTION: Apparently there were only the 2 inserts in last Sunday's papers, contrary to what was listed on the Sunday Coupon Preview site.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

All About Women Expo at SVSU this weekend

Kris and I will be volunteering at the All About Women Expo at SVSU tomorrow evening at the St. Mary's of Michigan booth.  Stop by and see us if you are there.

For more information on the Expo go here http://flintjournal.com/allaboutwomen/

Saving in Saginaw Coupon Class - Seats Still Available

We still have a few seats available if you wish to join us for the next "Saving in Saginaw" coupon class. It will be held this Saturday, November 13, 2010, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Zauel Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw, Michigan.  Cost is $20 each or two people for $35. 

The cost includes a 2-hour PowerPoint lesson, coupon inserts and current match-ups and a coupon box. There are no further costs involved as we show you how to find match-up for free on-line. 

To register, just send us a comment including your name, phone number and number of people attending.  We look forward to meeting you there!

UPDATE:  We will be rescheduling our Saving in Saginaw coupon class to sometime after the holidays (January).  Please keep checking back to see when the next class will be held.

Quiznos and T.G.I.F. Coupons

Do you love Quiznos like we do?  Go to http://www.quiznos.com/toastydeals/index.html# to get some new coupons for BOGO subs after 4 p.m. (helps full up two hungry teenage boys) or $1 off regular sub and $2 off large sub.  I am looking for a coupon for their great Honey Mustard Chicken Salad -- my personal favorite!

Or if you are hungry for T.G.I.F., go here http://fridays.qrs1.net/greatdealsapp/print13.html for a BOGO coupon for a salad or sandwich (good until Nov. 7).

(Thanks Hip2Save)

Driscolls berries coupon

Maybe while you are at Meijer this Saturday, you can get some delicious berries. Visit the Driscolls website at http://www.driscolls.com/email/ and register to get a $.50 off coupon.

Meijer Super Saturday Sale -- again

Meijer is having a Super Saturday Sale this Saturday beginning at 6 a.m.  Bargains to Bounty has the match ups listed at http://www.bargainstobounty.com/meijer-super-sale-saturday-november-6-2010/ or you can see the Meijer ad at http://meijer.shoplocal.com/meijer/default.aspx?action=entryflash&storeref=55. It looks good for stocking up on shrimp, deodorant and t-paper. You should have some Angel Soft coupons in your file.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Target Stores Shorting Customers on Coupons

I saw on HLN Moring Express with Robin Meade this morning a story of Target Stores shorting customers on coupon values.  It stated that Target has known of this "computer glitch" for a few months.  See the attached article on the new story http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/tgt_target-glitch-shortchanged-coupon-users-for-months-1265356.html

So if using your coupons at Target be sure to watch the cash register closely and make sure you are given full value for each of your coupons.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Super Sale at Meijer this Weekend!!


Meijer is having another Super Sale this weekend, all weekend long.  For match-ups visit Bargains to Bounty at http://www.bargainstobounty.com/meijer-super-sale-october-29-31-2010/.  To see the whole ad, click here http://meijer.shoplocal.com/meijer/default.aspx?action=entryflash&storeref=43.   

Get over to Meijer's sale and pick up lots of Halloween candy for the little monsters!

Coupon Inserts for this Sunday, Oct. 31

To see a listing of the coupons that will be included in the inserts for the papers this Sunday, October 31, go to http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/category/sunday-coupon-inserts/.  It looks like its the season to brighten our teeth, freshen the air and eat sausage! 

FREE Online Novels

I just found a blog/site for FREE online novels.  Check it out at http://online-novels.blogspot.com/2006/05/recent-additions-temp.html.  They have some mysteries that sound good to me so I will give it a try on my netbook.  I always like free books!

Let me know if you use it and how your experience was or the name of any really great novel!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Next Saving in Saginaw Coupon Class on November 13

We will be holding our next Saving in Saginaw coupon class on Saturday, November 13, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Zauel Library in Saginaw. 

Kris and I look forward to meeting new people and sharing tips and techniques we have learned to maximize our grocery budget.  (Yesterday at the Meijer sale, I spent $60 OOP and saved $111 with sales and coupons!!)

Cost for the class is $20 each or two people for $35.  (The class can pay for itself at one Meijer sale!) 

To register by November 6, leave a comment here or email us at  savinginsaginaw@charter.net. Give us your name, phone number and number of people attending. 

We look forward to meeting you then!

Target Deals This Week

You can find a listing of the best deals at Target for this week on
Bargains to Bounty at http://www.bargainstobounty.com/target-october-24-30-2010/

Remember you can stack manufacturer coupons with Target store coupons which can be found at Target.com. Also Target gives you $.05 off for each reusable bag you bring in and recently Target will give you 5% off your total bill if you use a Target charge card.

Walgreen Deals This Week

Visit Hip 2 Save at http://hip2save.com/2010/10/walgreens-deals-1024-1030.html to see this week's deals at Walgreens.  Remember that on Hip 2 Save she color codes her deals so deals listed in red are free or almost free.  Also remember to pick up a Walgreens coupon book at the counters and checkouts for store coupons that you can stack with manufacturer coupons to the best deals.  Kris says she buys all her candy at the drug stores for great deals!

Save at Pennzoil

Did you know that you can save $6 on an oil change at the Pennzoil Oil Change service center on Westbay Drive in Saginaw Township by showing your Kroger card? That's where I always take my car for the regular oil change. The guys there are always helpful and will answer any questions. And now I can save a few bucks!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Two inserts in this Sunday paper

There will be two inserts in the papers this Sunday, Smartsource and Red Plum.  Visit the Sunday Coupon Preview website at http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/ for a complete listing of the coupons included.

Restaurant.com has special 80% off thru October 25

Take 80% off of $25 Gift Certificates and pay ONLY $2!  Or a $10 gift certificate for only 80 cents.

Just use promo code PUMPKIN thru 10/25! For a total of just $2, you’ll end up getting a $25 gift certificate! Or for an even better deal, you can purchase the Dinner of the Month Club. What’s that? It’s a 12 month package that comes with 12 $25 gift certificates and one FREE $50 gift certificate! The total for this package would be $120, but after you type in promo code PUMPKIN—your total will drop to just $24! Wahoo! That means you’re snagging $350 worth of dining certificates for ONLY $24!

**If your unfamiliar with how Restaurant.com works, then be sure to check out this post at Hip 2 Save.  (Thanks to Hip 2 Save)

I personally have use the Restaurant.com gift certificates at Forbidden City on Bay Road and also Court Street Cafe in Saginaw. They both worked great, no problems at the restaurant, and we enjoyed the food. Just note that each certificate requires that you spend over the amount of the gift certificate (like spend $35 when using the $25 certificate) and also you will be charged an mandatory 18% tip on the whole bill.  Still, it saves you quite a bit!

If you get a gift certificate from Restaurant.com and use it at a local restaurant, let us know about your experience.  We are always wanting to know of good places to eat and get great deals in our area.

Super Sale at Meijer tomorrow and mperks


Meijer is having another Super Saturday sale tomorrow starting at 6 a.m.  There is not much in the ad but they have a good deal on Coca-Cola and Pepsi product 2 liter bottles for 88 cents, red seedless grapes for 89 cents, and Jimmy Dean sausage products at 2 for $3. They also have Bounty paper towels 2 roll packet, 2 for $5. Click here to see ad http://meijer.shoplocal.com/meijer/default.aspx?action=entryflash&storeref=43.  These deals can be even better if you have coupons on top of the sale price!

Before you go shopping, register for the mperks electronic coupons for Meijer at http://www2.meijer.com/mperks/Welcome.aspx.  You need a cell phone number to register and they are electronic coupons kind of like at Kroger.com. With the mperks, you go on line and add the coupons you want to your cell phone number. Then when checking out at  the store, tell the cashier you have mperks and your cell phone number.  Or in self-checkout push the tab for mperks and enter your cell phone number and you will receive the discounts.  We believe these mperks will work the same as the Kroger ecoupons and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons to greater deals.  If you find any different, please let us know. 

Happy shopping tomorrow!  ; )

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

List for Red Plum insert for Sunday, October 24, 2010

For a list of the coupons that will be in the Red Plum insert in this Sunday's paper go to http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/10-24-redplum-coupon-preview/.

There is quite a long list of good coupons so you may want to get out early and pick up a paper or two!

Bargains to Bounty list of "Best Prices Around Town"

Bargains to Bounty

I love it when I see Bargains to Bounty post the best prices in town listing.  Go to http://www.bargainstobounty.com/best-prices-around-town-week-of-october-17-2010/ to see her list for this week.  They are always the greatest deals you can get. Note some are at Kroger, Aldi or Meijer.  I am interested in the Quilted Northern, Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese, and Bagel Bites at Meijer and the Idahoan Potatoes and peppers at Kroger.  I always try to catch those great deals!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kroger and Walmart recall vegetables due to broken glass

(10/18/10) -- Kroger and Walmart are pulling packs of vegetables from their freezers because they may contain fragments of broken glass.

The recall affects Kroger brand 12-ounce Green Peas with product codes of 1440 BU, 1440 BV, 1440 BW and 1600 BD. Also affected are Kroger brand 12-ounce peas and carrots with product codes 1960BD and 1960BE.

The Walmart products recalled include Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Sweet Peas, with "best by" dates of July 20 and 21, 2010, and Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables, with a "best by" dates of July 15.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries.
If you have either of these products, you should return it to the store for a full refund.
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Latest Kroger and Target store match-ups

For the lastest match ups for Kroger and Target visit Bargains to Bounty blog at  http://www.bargainstobounty.com/page/2/

Just remember when looking at the Kroger match-ups, our Saginaw Kroger store doubles coupons up to $1.00 so we get more freebies than they do. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tomorrow's papers to include 2 inserts

It looks like there will be two inserts in tomorrow's papers: a Red Plum and a Smart Source.  To see a list of the coupons included http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/.

First Saving in Saginaw coupon class a success!

Kris and I held our first Saving in Saginaw Coupon Class this afternoon at Zauel Library in Saginaw. 

We enjoyed the opportunity to share what we have learned on coupons, stores, saving blogs, and other shopping tips with friends.  We hope we were able to clear up any misunderstandings about coupons, stacking, separating orders, etc. and help others stretch their grocery budgets. 

We are already beginning to plan our next class very soon.  Keep checking back here and we will post the date for the next class as soon as possible. 

Cathy, Julie, Magen, and Carol, thank you for leaving the great weather this afternoon to attend our first class!

Kris won free Toaster Strudels!!

Just wanted to post on the blog that I just won 4 FREE boxes of toaster strudels by watching their website and playing their matching game!! Can't wait to get my coupons :-)Kris

You too can visit http://strudelsmiles.pillsbury.com/ and play the game to win free toaster strudel.  Also visit the toaster strudels manufacturer website at http://www.pillsbury.com/coupons-promotions to register to get over $60 in coupons.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Common Couponing Abbreviations

For those new to couponing, I have listed a few of the basic abbreviations you will come across on ads, blogs, etc. Of course, there are always new one being created but this will get you started:  
  • BLINKIES = coupons you find on shelf by product
  • BOGO/B1G1 = Buy One Get One
  • CATALINA = Coupon printed at register after purchased
  • CNP = Coupon Near Product (similar to BLINKIES)
  • CRT = Customer Receipt Tape (CVS receipt coupons) similar to catalinas
  • DND = Do not Double
  • DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that some stores may double in value
  • EB/ECB = ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)
  • ES = Easy Saver (Walgreens)
  • FAR = Free After Rebate
  • GM = General Mills(Newspaper insert)
  • K = Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert)
  • Mealbox:  Meijer's own Mealbox coupons
  • MIR = mail in rebate
  • OOP - Out Of Pocket (as in how much it will cost you)
  • P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)

  • Peelie = Coupon you peel off item

  • RP= Red Plum (Newspaper Insert)

  • RR = Rebate Rewards (Walgreens)

  • SS= Smart Source (Newspaper Insert)

  • STACKING = using both a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon for one item

  • TEAR PAD = A pad of coupons or MIR near a product or on display

  • WYB= When You Buy

 If you find any cool, new abbreviations drop me a comment and tell us about it.

Saving in Saginaw coupon class

We still have a few seats available if you wish to join us for our first "Saving in Saginaw" coupon class. It will be held this Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 2 - 4 p.m. at Zauel Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw, Michigan.  Cost is $20 each or two people for $35. 

To register, just send us a comment including your name, phone number and number of people attending. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kroger Store sets limits on printable coupons

While I was at Kroger store on State Street last night I confirmed with the Customer Service Desk that they do not accept internet printable coupons valued over $1.00.  That means any $2.00 coupon or those Kraft "Save $5 off 5 items" coupons will not be accepted at Krogers. 

I had used my Kraft $5 off 5 coupon at Meijer. They checked them in their "counterfeit coupon" file and then let me use them. I am so stocked up on cream cheese and cheese blocks.  

If you have not printed the Kraft $5 of 5 coupon, you can find it at http://brands.kraftfoods.com/kraftcheese/index.html.  Use it to buy 5 Kraft cheese or dairy products and Kraft will donate 5 meals to Feeding America. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Couponing Do's and Don'ts

Melissa at Saving Cents with Sense has a great post about "10 Do's and Don'ts to Couponing."  It is particularly helpful if you are a couponing newbie.  Check out her article at http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/2009/07/10-dos-and-donts-to-using-coupons/.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

3 Coupon Inserts in Sunday's paper

I have just heard that there will be 3 coupon inserts in tomorrow's Sunday paper.  There will be Red Plum, SmartSource and an special General Mills.  To see a list of the coupons included, visit  http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/.  You may want to pick up an extra paper to stock up.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Saving in Saginaw up-coming class

The very first "Saving in Saginaw" coupon class will be held at Zauel Library, 3100 N. Center Road, Saginaw, Mi, on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 2 - 4 p.m.  Cost is $20 each or 2 people for $35. 

Join us for an informative afternoon to learn how to use coupons and sales to extend your family's shopping dollar.

RSVP to SavinginSaginaw@charter.net. Tell us your name, phone number and number of people attending.  We look forward to meeting you!