October 17, 2011

Good-bye Green Bay

Dear Green Bay Savers,

It has been extra quiet over here at GB Savers for well over a month. I have been enjoying my new baby girl. Little ones really do grow so very fast! During my month "off" we had another new development in our family. My husband got a promotion that will require us to move to Arizona the end of this month.

We moved from Arizona to Green Bay in 2000 and still have family and friends there so it will be kind of like going "home". I thought about running GB Savers from afar, but decided against it. This seems like a good time to back away and concentrate on my family.

If you are looking for a local blogger I highly recommend the Green Bay Consumer site. Jennifer will take good care of you! You can get great local deals without a bunch of fluff and spam. She doesn't re-post all the same deals you can find on big national blogs and she won't tell you every deal is "HOT". You can follow the Green Bay Consumer all the same ways you follow GB Savers: daily email, full RRS feed, Facebook, Twitter, and even Google+!! If you're just starting out Jennifer will even be offering some free coupon classes in the months ahead so be sure to take advantage of those.

While I won't be posting anything new or updating posts I will leave the site up. That way if you want you can read or re-read my how-to type posts. Here are a few of my favorites:
I will really miss blogging here and sharing deals with all of you. I definitely won't be giving up my money saving ways... I'll just be adapting them to my new location!

Thanks for being some of the best readers a blogger could ask for!

Keep saving!

~Shelly Shown~

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October 6, 2011

Free Fun: De Pere Fire Station Open House

The De Pere Fire Station Open House is this Saturday, October 8th from 10am - 1pm. Tour the fire station, check out all the emergency vehicles, fire safety demos, freebies, prizes, and snacks! With five little boys we have made this event an annual tradition. Some years we need winter coats and freeze, other years we are wearing shorts and sunscreen. Looks like it will be shorts again this year! Hope to see you there!

September 26, 2011

Bzz Agent: Bill Jac Dog Food

Not long ago I became a BzzAgent. Basically this is a site that you join that offers you free product in exchange for your honest reviews and publicity for their product. I've already been apart of 2 Bzz Campaigns (I got free shoe inserts from Dr. Scholls and now free dog food from Bil Jac). Along with my free bag of dog food I receive several coupons for $10 off 1 bag of Bil Jac dog food that I need to pass out. If any of you readers have a dog and are interested in trying Bil Jac, leave a comment and I'll figure out how to share the savings with you.

As a former Veterinary Technician I am passionate about feeding my dogs a high quality food. Not only does it make them appear healthier (shiny coat, bright eyes, etc) but a high quality diet helps prevent costly health problems (ear infections, skin diseases, etc). Bil Jac is definitely in the "high quality" category and I'm happy to recommend it.

September 23, 2011

Coffee Deal

I was just checking out coffee deals on Amazon and I came across a good one!

Community Coffee Private Reserve Ground Coffee, Medium-Dark Roast, 100% Chicory, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

Normal price $18.37

But if you do Subscribe & Save it brings your total to $15.61

THEN type in the code COMMCOF7 in the "Gift Cards and Promotional Codes" box when you review your order and it brings the price down to $12.85 or $2.16 per bag!!!!

If you've never used Subscribe and Save before you just "Sign Up" to have these items delivered to your home at different intervals (1month-6months). I NEVER have them continue to ship me an item once I've signed up for Subscribe & Save because you never know what the price will be the next time it comes up for delivery. After you've received your order, simply go to your account, click on "Manage Subscribe & Save Items" and click "Cancel delivery".

Amazon can change their prices at any time so scoop up this deal NOW!

September 21, 2011

Larry's Piggly Wiggly Pumpkinfest

This Saturday (Sept 24) from 8am to 5pm is Pumpkin Fest at Larry's Piggly Wiggly:

* Pumpkins $1.99--limit 10 (go early for best selection!)
* Decorative items: straw bales, corn stalks, Indian corn
* Fun Stuff: Bounce house, samples, coloring contest, prizes

For this week's regular Piggly Wiggly deals head over to the Green Bay Consumer!

September 19, 2011

Target Deals

I know it's been F-O-R-E-V-E-R since I posted some Target deals, mostly because there haven't been any that were super great, but here's my list for this week and I think it's worth the trip!
  • Photo prints are 10 cents each this week, which is a great deal anyway, but print a $2/20 prints Target coupon and you get them for free! Print this coupon twice and plan on doing 2 orders of 20 so that you get 40 prints for free!
  • 18 Gallon totes are on sale for $5 each.
  • Orbit gum- if you got the latest coupon booklet from Target they had a $1 off 2 Orbit 3 packs, there was also a manufacturers coupon available on the Target coupon site recently for $1 off 1 3 pack. Unfortunately it's not available any more, but if you printed it earlier you could get $3 off 2 Orbit 3 packs
  • Huggies diapers- Target has deal this week that if you buy 3 jumbo packs of diapers you get a $5 Target card. Ask around for those high-value $3/1 coupons (in the coupon inserts in the paper last Sunday) for the new Slip-Ons, stack that with the $2/1 Target printable (not available anymore-this is why you print when you can!!) and you're going to get a great deal on diapers!
Those are the best deals I've found for awhile. Happy Shopping!

September 1, 2011

Home Depot Kids Workshop 9/3

The Home Depot Kids Workshop for September is the 3rd. Head over to make an ESPN College Game Day Board. These workshops are free and no registration is required, just show up between 9am and noon. All Home Depot stores participate in the workshop. Participants are also given a little Home Depot apron just like the employees wear and a pin to show they completed the project.

August 31, 2011

A Future Coupon Shopper is Born!

I'll be on a blogging break for a couple weeks while I enjoy my new baby girl!


If you want to keep up with the local deals while I'm gone be sure to check out Green Bay Consumer!

Piggly Wiggly Deals 8/31 - 9/6

The Piggly Wiggly Deals for this week can be found over at Green Bay Consumer. Rumor has it there are lots of great Pig deals. Special thanks to Jennifer for putting them together for me while I cuddle with my new addition!

August 24, 2011

Piggly Wiggly Deals 8/24 - 8/30

Weekly Coupon Items (with $10 purchase, limit 1):
Coke Products (12 pk cans or bottles) 4/$10
[there is a difference in Pig ads on this one, it might be 4/$11?]

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.49 per lb. STOCK UP!!
Sunchef Frozen Chicken Breasts, 3 lb. bag $4.99
Split Chicken Breasts $.99 per lb.
Boneless Rump or Round Roast $2.99 per lb.
Klement's Brats or Italian, 2.5 lb. box $4.79 (limit 2)

Carl Buddig Deli Cuts $3.59
- $1/1 printable = $2.59

Seedless Green Grapes $.99 per lb.
Extra Large Cantalope $1.49
Sweet Corn $.25 each
Red, Gold, or Green Bell Peppers $.99 per lb.
Roma Tomatoes $.99 per lb.

Dannon Oikos Yogurt $.49 (must buy 10, limit 10)
- $0.50/2 (8/21/2011 SS) = $.24
- $1/3 (8/21/2011 SS) = $.16

Frozen Foods
Lyden Farms Frozen Potatoes $.99
Roma Pizza $1.67

Banquet Entrees $.89

New York Frozen Bread $2.49
- $1/1 (7/24/2011 SS) = $1.49

Grocery Items
Kraft Mac & Cheese $.80 (limit 5)
Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $1

Healthy Choice Soup $1.33
- $1/2 Healthy Choice Soups = $.83

Dole Fruit Bowls $1.99
- $0.75/2 Dole Fruit Bowls (8/21/2011 SS) = $1.61

Better Oats $1 -

Chef Boyardee Pasta $1
- $0.50/2 (All You, Sept 2011) = $.75
- $0.35/3 (8/7/2011 SS) = $.88
- $0.50/3 printable (use code 63829897) = $.83

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding $1
- $0.45/3 (8/7/2011 SS) = $.85

Household Items/Toiletries
Dial Basics Soap, 3 pk. $1
- $0.35/1 (8/7/2011 RP) = $.65

Bounty Napkins $1
- $1/2 (7/31/2011 P&G) = $.50

General Mills Deal-- Save $5 instantly with your Pig Card
= $.50 off each item plus coupons!
(PLUS get 50 Bonus Box Tops wyb 10 items
or 100 Bonus Box Tops wyb 15 items)

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $1.99
- $.50/2 printable or $0.40/2 (8/7/2011 GM)

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1.99
- $.50/2 printable or $0.50/2 (8/7/2011 GM)

GM Cereal, various $2.49
- $1/3 (8/7/2011 GM) or $1/2 printable

Yoplait GoGurt or Trix $1.99
- $.75/2 printable or $0.75/2 (7/10/2011 SS)

Yoplait Original, 4 pk. $1.99
- $0.50/1 (8/7/2011 GM)

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.49
- $0.85/2 printable or $0.75/2 (8/7/2011 GM)

Fiber One Bars $2.99
- $0.40/1 (8/7/0211 GM)

Progresso Soup $1.49
- $1/4 (8/7/2011 GM)

Hamburger Helper $.99
- $0.75/3 (8/14/2011) or $0.80/4 printable

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix $2.29
- $0.75/2 (8/8/2011 RP)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $1.99
- $0.40/1 (8/7/2011 GM)

Betty Crocker Frosting $1.69
- $0.75/1 Cake Mix AND Frosting (8/7/2011 GM)

Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1.25
- $0.75/1 Cake Mix AND Frosting (8/7/2011 GM)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.99
- $0.60/2 printable or $0.50/2 (8/7/2011 GM)

Old El Paso Stuffers $2.69
- $1/1 (8/7/2011 GM) or $1/1 printable

Old El Paso Shells $1.99
- $0.50/1 (8/7/2011 SS)

Old El Paso Taco Seasoning $.89
- $0.50/1 (8/7/2011 SS)

Totino's Pizza Rolls (40 ct) $3.29
- $0.40/2 (8/7/2011 GM) or printable

Pillsbury Toaster Scrambles or Strudels $1.99
- (8/7/2011 GM) or $0.50/2 printable

Pillsbury Cookie Dough $2.69
- $0.75/2 (8/7/2011 GM) or $0.50/1 printable

Exclusive Facebook Coupon (w/ $10 purchase) this week:
This week the exclusive coupons are only available on Facebook. Larry's Facebook here and Olsen's Facebook here (hopefully Olsen's will get their coupon up faster this week!).
  • FREE Kleenex Facial Tissue (68-90 ct)

Click here for more helpful information about using coupons and shopping at Piggly Wiggly. Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices.

August 23, 2011

Reminder: FREE Coupon Class TONIGHT

Just a friendly reminder that the Free Coupon Class hosted by Jennifer Jacobson Carew (aka The Bargain Sleuth who writes over at Green Bay Consumer) is TONIGHT at the Brown County Central Library. The class will be from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Lower Level Meeting Rooms.

If you go, be sure and tell her Shelly from GB Savers sent ya! :)