Friday, April 29, 2011

CORRECTION: 4 Coupon Inserts in Sunday's paper

CORRECTION:  There will be 4 inserts in the papers this Sunday: 2 SmartSource, 1 Red Plum and 1 P & G. 

To make up for the total lack of coupons last Sunday, there will be 3 coupon inserts in the papers this Sunday (May 1, 2011)!  They will include a SmartSource, Red Plum and a P & G insert.  To see a list of the coupons included, go here

Best Prices in Town

Bargains to Bounty has a post of the Best Prices in Town. To view the list, go here

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Bargains to Bounty has the Kroger match-ups for this week here and the Meijer match-ups here!

Bed, Bath & Beyond: Great Yankee Candle deal

Hip 2 Save has a post about a great deal on Yankee Candles at Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Go here to see how Hip 2 Save lists the deal. 

JCPenney - $10 off $25

Hip 2 Save has a post of JCPenney offering $10 of $25 until April 30.  To get your coupon, go here!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Have you been watching the TLC Extreme Couponing shows?  They have begun a new series of them on Wednesday evenings at 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.  It has certainly gotten people talking about coupons!  However I think the key word there is "extreme." Those people are nuts! Who gives up a shower for 100 rolls of toilet paper!?! What single woman needs 50 antacid?  Who spends 49-60 hours a week on their coupons? Do you? 

Kris and I were talking about it the other day. I don't spend 40 hours a week on coupons, nor have the goal to clear shelves. I spend 1-2 hours a week on blogs and cutting coupons (usually during Greys Anatomy) to help make ends meet for my family. I don't think I have ever saved 98% at Kroger. I am happy when I save 40-50%. I'm ecstatic when I get free detergent or toothpaste for our stockpile but I get 3 or maybe 6 of each, not 99! I am worried that the show is giving couponers a bad image and worring the stores that now seem to be tightening up their coupon policies and making it harder for the rest of us.

Leave a comment and tell us what you think of the show.

Aldi ad April 25, 2011

Bargains to Bounty has a post about the latest Aldi ad here.  I have begun stop in at Aldi for some items. They always seem to have better prices on Milk and fruit.

Meijer Ad - 99 cent sale

Go here to see the Meijer ad that begins April 24, 2011. They have a good 99 cent sale to get some stockpile items! 

Weekend Retail Round-Up

Go here to see Hip 2 Save's post on retail deals for this weekend. Some great deals at JCPenney, Kohls, GAP, etc.  Have fun shopping!

No Coupons this Sunday - Happy Easter!

Due to the holiday there will be no coupons in the papers this Sunday.  I hope everyone enjoys a happy holiday with their families!

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Link - The Aldi Spot

You can see I added another button/link to the right for "The Aldi Spot."  This is a nice blog that focuses on shopping at Aldi stores and includes price comparisons and product reviews.  Check it out. I think I am adding Aldi stores to my shopping.  (Note: Aldi stores do not accept manufacturer coupons.) 


Friday, March 11, 2011

Meijer One-Day Sale Tomorrow

Meijer is having a one-day sale tomorrow. Not a lot included unless you want to stock up on Lipton Onion Soup Mix and Ragu sauces.  Check out the ad here.

2 Inserts in this Sunday's Papers

There will be two inserts in the papers this Sunday, a SmartSource and a Red Plum.  See a listing of the coupons included at Sunday Coupon Preview here

Groupon deal for Frankenmuth Brewery

I never see Groupon deals for our area but I found one on Bargains to Bounty for a 50% off deal at the Frankenmuth Brewery!  How exciting -- cheap beer!  Go here to Bargains to Bounty too see the details and how you can purchase it. 

Weekend Retail Deals

Hip2Save has a post of the retail deals available at several stores for this weekend. Go here to see a detailed listing. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Kroger Coupon Policy?

I just read a post at Monroe on A Budget that there will be a new coupon policy at Kroger stores.  It seems you will no longer be able to combine a ecoupon from with a manufacturer coupon. They will only give you the discount of the ecoupon, not doubled, and not the manufacturer coupon.  If that is truly the case, I guess I would quit getting the ecoupon at and just use the manufacturer coupon which doubles for the greater discount.  I wonder if this will apply to the ecoupons also. I'll have to check into this further. 

Two Inserts in Papers This Sunday

There will be two inserts in the papers this Sunday, a SmartSource and a Red Plum.  For a listing of the coupons, go to Sunday Coupon Preview

Cellfire Bonus Coupon

Log on to today before 9 pm and see if you win a bonus coupon worth from $.50 to $3!!  I did and got a $3 off at Kroger bonus coupon for my next shopping trip.For more info, go to Bargains to Bounty.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Meijer: 10 for $10 and item 11 is free

Meijer is having a 10 for $10 sale beginning this Sunday, February 27.  They have several good items in the 10 for $10 sale and you get the 11th item FREE.  To see a preview of the ad, go here.  Time to stock-up on some staples? 

Two Coupon Inserts This Sunday's Papers

According to Sunday Coupon Preview there will be 2 inserts in the papers this Sunday, A SmartSource and a P & G insert.  To see the listing of coupons included, go here

Retail Savings For This Weekend!

I found a new blog for finding deals at Wicked Cool!  She has a great listing of retail store deals for this weekend here.  It includes JCPenney, Old Navy, Barnes and Noble, Office Depot, Sears and may more. Its the longest retail deal listing I have seen!  If you plan on any shopping this weekend, check the list first!

Wicked Cool Deals

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 80% Off Gift Certificates is having another 80% sale!!!  For a complete description to here to see the posting on Bargains to Bounty.  I have used gift certificates locally at The Court Street Cafe' and Forbidden City on Bay Road.  I have had no problems using them as long as I followed the rules printed on the certificate, to spend the amount stated and tip at the amount required. Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cheap Entertainment

One of my favorite places to go for a "cheap" night is the Court Theatre where all movies are $5 with free pop refills and 50 cent refills on popcorn. To see what is showing now, go here.

Saving Apps

For those of you with a Droid, IPhone or other "smart" phone, Hip2Save has a listing of several savings apps for your phone here.  I still have a DUMB phone. Maybe I can find a coupon for an upgrade!?

SundaySaver: see paper inserts for the week

If you do not get the paper or seem to be missing some of the sales inserts in your paper, you can always check what's on sale at where they have links to all the current sales inserts from Target to Kroger and everywhere in between. 

SundaySaver - Sunday Newspaper Ads

Walgreens Deals this Week

Together We Save has a listing of the Walgreen's deals for this week here.  There are some good stock-up deals!


Go here to get a coupon to save $5 off $25 at Old Navy. This is good until 3/5/11.

Friday, February 18, 2011

3 Inserts in Papers This Sunday?

According to there will be 3 inserts in the paper this weekend: SmartSource, General Mills and Proctor Gamble.  However I think that is what was in last weekend's paper. Another page on the website shows listings for Red Plum insert for this Sunday (go here).  Some free oatmeal at McDonalds!!!  Maybe their listing is off by a week?


Meijer will be having another 3-day sale this weekend beginning tomorrow morning. Check out the listing of deals at Bargains to Bounty here

Monday, February 14, 2011


Bargains to Bounty has the match-ups for Kroger stores for this week here.  There are some good stock-up prices!

Also, go here to play the Kroger Daytona game and see if you are luckier than me!  I never seem to win these games. 

However, I did go to Kroger gas station yesterday and used my Kroger card and got a $.10 a gallon discount so I got gas for $2.88 a gallon!  Don't forget to use your Kroger card at their gas station and get your discount.

Also use your Kroger card at the Pennzoil 10-Minute Oil Change centers to get $6 off an oil change! 


Red Box is offering a free rental for tonight so you can see a free movie with your sweetheart!  Enter promo code BEMINE today Feb. 14 only.  Be sure to return the move by tomorrow night so you are not charged for a second day. 


I just read on the Saginaw calendar of events that there will be a Mom 2 Mom sale this Saturday in Freeland. Here are the details:

Mom 2 Mom Sale

Dates: 02/19/2011 - 02/19/2011
Date Text: Saturday
Hours: 9 am-1 pm
Location: Freeland
Address: Apple Mountain, 4519 N. River Road, Freeland
Phone: (989) 781-6789
Admission: $30 fee per table, $40 fee for specialty vendors (limited space), $2 admission
Vendors may sign up at by January 31. Moms and moms-to-be can find all kinds of great items for their babies and children.

Friday, February 11, 2011

2 Inserts in the Papers This Sunday

CORRECTION: It seems there will be 3 inserts in tomorrow's paper, the General Mills, Red Plum and a SmartSource!

It looks like we will have 2 inserts in the papers this Sunday: a General Mills insert and a Red Plum.  Go here to see a listing of what coupons will be included. 

Read It Forward - Another Giveaway!

Go here to enter for a chance to win a new book Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry.  Sounds like a great first novel. 

Restaurant Coupons

Coupon Divas has a current listing of restaurant coupons here. It includes free fries at Wendy's, crazy combo at Little Caesar's, $5 off at TGIF, KFC deals and our favorite Quiznos! 

Meijer Sale Starts Tomorrow

Go here to see the Bargains to Bounty listing for the Meijer sale that starts tomorrow. It looks like some good deals for your stockpile!  To see the actual ad, go here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Problems with Chi Chi's Salsa

Apparently several people have had a problem with Chi Chi's salsa they bought lately.  Bargains to Bounty has a great article with the details here

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sorry To Have Been Away

I am sorry I have not been posting lately. I had surgery and was recooperating (napping).  I have missed posting and keeping up with all the other blogs and info.  I'll try to get us back on track now!

Crock Pot Meals under $10

Bargains to Bounty just helped me discover a great recipe website A Busy Mom's Crock Pot Cooking Adventures!  I love it. You have to check it out.  I have been wanting to get more use out of my crock pot and looking for some good soup recipes for the winter.  I can't wait to try come of these, especially the Cheesy Potato Soup and Pasta Fagioli recipes.  I already subscribed to her website to get all updates and recipes!

Thank you Bargains to Bounty!

Kroger Game Day Contest

Go here to play Kroger's Game Day contesst to win free food each day. 

Meijer Deals This Week

Bargains to Bounty has a listing of the match-ups for the Meijer sale this week here.  It has some great deals for foods for game day this Sunday! 

Hip2Save hosting a giveaway: Menu-Planning site subscription

Click here to see the Hip2Save giveaway contest for a free 6-month Menu-Planning Subscription from "Make 5 Meals in One Hour."  It sounds like a great menu planning service for to help with meal planning and therefore savings. Check it out!

2 Inserts In The Papers This Sunday

According to Sunday Coupon Preview, there will be 2 inserts in the papers this Sunday: One SmartSource and one Red Plum.  Click on the picture below to go to their website for a listing of the coupons included.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


According to my sources (Sunday Coupon there will be 2 inserts in tomorrow's paper - a SmartSource and a P & G.  Go here to see the listing of coupons included. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011


According to the Sunday Coupon Preview there will be two inserts in tomorrow's papers, a SmartSource and a Red Plum.  Go here to see the complete listing. 

ALDI 101

Bargains to Bounty has a great post on shopping at Aldi stores here.  She has some great points and suggestions for comparison shopping.


Monday, January 3, 2011


Collin at Hip2Save has a post here that Kodak Gallery is offering a 14 page photo book for $1.99 shipped!! What a great deal. I think I will try my hand at making one for my sons. 

Thanks Hip2Save!