May 31, 2010

Clearance Deals at Wal-mart

Wal-mart in Lawrence (West DePere) is at it again. More shoes on clearance and lots of clothes too. Shoes for men, women, boys, and girls ranging from $5 to $15.

Lots of clothes clearanced for $3 as well. I got several nightshirts for myself, a 3 piece (1 t-shirt, 1 tank, 1 short) Handy Manny set, and a 3 piece (pants, light jacket, and t-shirt).

The clothes are in their respective areas and the shoes were in the middle aisle by the new shoe section on a huge rolling cart.

CVS Deals 5/30 - 6/5

CVS Supreme Diapers or Training Pants $5.99 (Limit 1)
-$2 ECBs

Ban Invisible Solid $2.99 (Limit 1)
-$2 ECBs
-$1/1 (4/18 SS) 0r $0.75/1 printable

Reach Floss ($1.99) BOGO
-$1/1 (6/14 SS) or $1/1 printable (use two)

Butterfinger BOGO
-free item coupon from Facebook promo
=two FREE

Power Bar $1 (Limit 3)
-$1 ECBs

Scope $3.99 (Limit 2)
-$2 ECBs
-$1.50/2 (5/2 P&G)

Simply Asia Bowls $1
-$0.50/1 printable

GE Reveal Lightbulbs $2
-$1/1 (4/18 SS)

Off Clip-On Refills $2.99
-$3/1 Off Clip-On product CVS coupon

Rimmel cosmetics start at $2.99 BOGO 50% off
-$1/1 (5/2 RP)

Pantene 2/$6.97
-$1(5/22 Parade)
-$2 ECB when you buy 2

Select Duncan Hines $1 each
-$.55/2 (3/28 SS)

Suave Hair and Body 3/$6
-$2 ECB when you buy 3
-$.50/1 (5/23 RP) use three

If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read this and you'll need to know:
ECBs= Extra Care Bucks
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper insert

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope you are having a great holiday weekend! I've been keeping busy with my family. Look for the deal posts a bit later this afternoon or first thing tomorrow, but right now I'm off to the parade!

May 29, 2010

Continuing Education Saturday Video

I thought I'd start sharing a money saving video each Saturday as continuing education. No doubt, some videos will cover something you may already know... in that case, consider it a refresher!

Here's the Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson sharing a few grocery store saving tips AND getting $114 worth of food for $1.62!! Stephanie recently updated her book Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half.

May 28, 2010

No Coupon Inserts this Sunday

It's a holiday weekend and that means NO coupon inserts this Sunday. So if you buy the paper, go ahead and take a week off!

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at Faith Chapel
Children ages Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to attend
June 16-18, 10:00am-1:00pm
Lunch will be provided daily
No cost!!

These three days will include:
  • Join the adventures and perils of Christian on his dangerous journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City in Pilgrim's Progress.
  • Learn hymns of the Christian faith
  • Put faith into action by caring for those in need.
  • Children will sing the new songs they learned and bring projects they made to those living at the Carrington Manor.

To sign up contact the church office by phone 468-4480 or email. Deadline to sign up is May 3oth.

Freebies4Mom is Down

Just wanted to let you all know that the Freebies4Mom site is down until next Tuesday. Heather posted Facebook this morning that she was having some major blog technical difficulties. Looks like she might be sharing a few deals on Facebook in the mean time. Here's hoping she's up an running with no trouble next week!

May 27, 2010

Celebrate DePere

This weekend is Celebrate DePere. While you can pay and go into the festival to have all sorts of fun there is plenty of free fun too.

The fireworks on Sunday night can be seen from anywhere down by the river in DePere. The parade starts at 10am on Monday and is always fun! As usual, Seroogy's will be throwing over 20,000 meltaways during the parade. If that doesn't convince you to go, I don't know what will!!

For more information visit the Celebrate DePere website.

Piggly Wiggly Deals 5/26 - 6/1

GREAT KRAFT DEALS! Use your Kraft Sample Pack Rebate!! Special coupons required--available in store. (Please note: It is a bit unclear if they are counting these as store or manufacturer's coupons, your mileage may vary depending on cashier and store. Still pretty decent prices even if you can't stack the coupons. And remember you'll get $10 back from the rebate!)
  • Miracle Whip $.99 each
  • Oscar Mayer Wieners $.99 each (must buy 2) - $1/2 printable or $1/2 (5/16 SS)
  • Kraft Dressing $.99 (must buy 2) - $.55/1 printable or $.55/1 (5/2 SS)
  • Kraft American Singles $.99 (must buy 2)
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.49 - $1/2 (5/16 SS)
  • Caprisun $1.49 (must buy 2)
  • Oreo Cookies $1.69 (must buy 2)
  • Kraft Chunk or Shredded Cheese $1.49 (must buy 3)
Coke and Pepsi products (12 pk cans or 6 pk bottles) $1.99 (need coupon and must buy 4)

Sweet Golden Pineapple $1.99 ea.
Roma Tomatoes $.99 lb.
Romaine Lettuce $1.49 lb.
Cilantro 2/$1
Whole seedless watermelon $3.49
Sweet Corn $.19 each

Minute Maid Lemonade, Punch, or Limeade $.99 (limit 4)

Cool Whip Frozen Whipped Topping $.99
Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Novelties $2.99 - $.75/1 June ALL YOU or printables
Old Orchard Frozen Lemonade $.89 -$1/4 printable or here

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce $.79 (Must buy 2, Limit 2) - $1/1 (5/23 SS)
Suddenly Salad $1.29 - $.50/2 (5/23 SS) or $.40/1 printable here
McCormick's Grill Mates Seasoning $1.49 -$.50/1 (4/18 RP)
McCormick's Grill Mates Marinade $.99 -$.50/1 (4/18 RP)
Food Club Stuffed Olives $1.49
Food Club Ripe Olives $.99
Food Club Sweet or Hot Dog Relish $.99
Food Club Yellow Squeeze Mustard $.99

Piggly Wiggly Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns, 3/$2.00 (Limit 3)
Townhouse, Toasteds or Wheatables Crackers $1.99 - $1.50/1 printable or $1/1 printable

Oscar Mayer Bologna or Cotto Salami $2.59 - $1/2 printable (or $2 off if you still have it)
Oscar Mayer Deli Creation Sandwiches 2/$4 - $1/1 printable or $1/1 May ALL YOU
Ground Beef $1.99 per lb.

Food Club Waxed Paper or Aluminum Foil $.89
All Liquid Laundry Detergent $3.99 - $1/2 (5/16 RP) or printable here

Exclusive Internet Store Coupons (w/ $10 purchase) this week:
  • Food Club Graham Crackers $1.49
  • Food Club Marshmallows $.49
These are available here for Larry's PW and here for Olsen's PW. These are store coupons so they can be combined with manufacturer coupons if any are available. They can only be printed at home.

GB area Piggly Wiggly stores do NOT double coupons. They do accept internet printables (up to $2.50). Look for the FREE coupon machine (in the bakery area of the De Pere store) powered by for extra manufacturer coupons.

On Facebook, become a fan of Larry's Piggly Wiggly here (stores: De Pere, Kaukauna, Little Chute, and Manitowoc) and Olsen's Piggly Wiggly here (Howard).

May 26, 2010

Clearance Sale at Once Upon A Child

If you haven't gone clothes shopping for your little ones at Once Upon A Child, you might want to stop by on Saturday, June 5th. They are having a blow-out sale on their clearance merchandise. Find out all about it at their website here.

Once Upon a Child is a resale store for children's clothing (newborns to big kids), shoes, toys and furniture. One the whole, they have very nice, mostly name brand clothing. You won't find stained, torn or out of date clothing at their store as you might in a thrift store or garage sale. However, the prices at Once Upon a Child are more expensive than thrift stores or garage sales.

They will also buy your "gently" used items. They are very picky in what they'll buy but their payments are generally fair.

I probably sell more to them, than I purchase at the store. However, the things I have purchased have been great! And the clearance sale makes them even better. Gotta love Gap and Hanna Anderson dresses for little girls for only a few bucks!

May 25, 2010

Copps Double Daze, 5/26 and 5/29

There are a lot of sale/coupon match ups this week! I'm planning 3 transactions to double 15 coupons this week. Only problem is w/ this heat. I don't want my groceries to melt in the car! I may have to bring a cooler w/ me tomorrow. I think this takes me to a whole new level of deal insanity. ;-) Anyway, here are the transactions I have planned out. There are even more deals to be had, so be sure to check out the complete list at Minnesota Coupon Adventure.

Transaction #1:

Buy 10 of the included Unilever products, get $5 off future order...

  • Breyers ice cream, 1.98 w/ in ad coupon
  • Hellmann's Mayo, $3 - 0.75 IP (doubled) = $1.50
  • Ragu, 2/$4 - $1/2 MC (doubled) = 2/$2
  • Breyers ice cream sandwiches, 2/$6 - $1/2 MC (doubled) = 2/$4
  • Qtips, 25% off - 0.30 MC = ?
  • Suave shampoo/cond., 4/$4.98 - $1/2 MC - $0.50 MC (both doubled) = 3/$1.98
  • BC brownies, $1 each
  • Total = about $16, get $5 back from Unilever

Transaction #2

  • Suddenly Salad, $1 each - (3) $0.40 IP's (doubled) = 3/$0.60
  • Nabisco crackers, 2/$4 - $1/2 MC (doubled) = 2/$2
  • 2 Sweet Baby Rays BBQ, 0.99 each - $1/2 MC (doubled) = 2 FREE
  • Hamburger buns, 0.58 w/ in ad coupon
  • 8 Kool Aid, 0.07 each w/ in ad coupon = 0.56
  • Kraft Mac n' Cheese, ~$1 - FREE MC = FREE
  • Watermelon, 3.99
  • Bluberries, 2/$4
  • Strawberries, 2/$3
  • Grape tomatoes, 2/$3
  • - $5 from Unilever
  • Total = about $14

Transaction #3

  • 3lb. Johnsonville brats, $6.88 - $0.55 IP (doubled) = 5.78
  • Oscar Meyer hot dogs, 2/$3 - $1/2 MC (doubled) = 2/$1
  • 4 Kemp's Itti Bitz, $1 each - $1/4 MC (doubled) = 4/$2
  • 3 Knorr sides, $1 each - $0.75/3 MC (doubled) = 3/$1.50
  • Wacky Mac, $1 - $0.50 MC (doubled) = FREE
  • Children's Motrin, up to $7 - $7 MC (from recall) = FREE
  • Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh, ? - FREE MC = FREE
  • Total = about $10

There are even more match ups than what I have listed here and even more items that are free after doubled coupons. These are just my personal selections based on things I need to stock and want to get. Happy shopping!

8 Phony Bargains

Ran across an article this morning about 8 "Phony" Bargains. I found it interesting. They list the following and then tell you a better way to save.

  1. Unlimited Long Distance--I agree, but they didn't mention my favorite solution to this problem... FREE long distance from Google Voice!
  2. Frequent-Flier Rewards Cards
  3. Checking Accounts That Pay Interest--this is one of the ones I don't necessarily agree with but you do have to "shop around". We have a checking account from Harbor Credit Union, that pays a great interest rate (much better than Associated). I am a firm believer in making your money work for you! You're working hard to save it, so make it work hard for you in interest. You can get $50 when open a "Go Green" checking account from Harbor Credit Union with a referral (email me for more info if you are interested).
  4. Overdraft Protection
  5. Extended-Warranty Protection
  6. Going-Out-of-Business Sales
  7. Paying for a Credit Report
  8. Fraud Alerts
Can you think of any other "deals" that aren't really bargains?

May 24, 2010

Free Hot Dogs at Festival

If you printed those $1/2 Bar-S hot dog coupons that I told you about last week then you can get some free hot dogs at Festival! (There was also a $1/2 in some of the RP inserts on 5/16)

GB Savers reader Laura says Bar-S hot dogs are on sale for $.99 and there is a coupon for $1/2 in the red coupon machine at the store. The red box coupons are store coupons so you can use these in conjunction with manufacturer's coupons to "double" your savings and get two packages of hot dogs free!

Even if you don't have the manufacturer's coupon you can still get two packages of hot dogs for $1!!

Thanks Laura for the heads up!

May 23, 2010

Festival Deals 5/23 - 5/29

Online only Festival coupon:Pepsi 24 pk. $4.88 with $5 purchase (from GBPG site)

Read about getting
two FREE packages of hot dogs at Festival this week here!

Festival store coupons (from newspaper):
Sara Lee Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns $.98
7 Up, Dr. Pepper, A&W, Crush, Squirt or RC Cola $.79 - $.60/1 printable
Heinz Family Size Ketchup $1.28
Breakstone Sour Cream $.78 -$.55/1 printable here or here
Kraft Di Giorno or California Pizza Kitchen Pizza $4.98 - $1/1 printable here or $1/1 (5/16 SS)
Kemps Premium Ice Cream $1.98
Oscar Mayer Wieners $1.48 (limit 1)
Sweet Corn $.19 each

Green Sheet and (non-coupon) Sale items::
French's Mustard $1.48 - $.50 printable
Kraft Salad Dressing $1.98 - $.55/1 (5/2 SS)
Lindsay Olives 3/$4 - $1/2 printable
Vlasic Pickles $1.99 -$.55/1 June ALL YOU
Chex Mix $1.88 - $.50/1 printable here or here or here or $.50/2 (4/18 SS)
Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.98 -$1/2 (5/16 SS)
Suddenly Salad 2/$2.98 -$.40/1 printable here or $.50/2 (5/23 SS)
Green Giant Baby Carrots $.98
Dixie Plate 2/$3 -$1/2 (5/23 RP) or $.50/1 printable here
Kraft American Cheese Singles $1.88
Kraft Cool Whip $.88
Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.98
Birdseye Steamfresh Vegetables $1 -$.50/1 or $1/3 (5/2 SS) or $1/4 printable
Festival's Oktoberfest Brats $1.98 per lb.
Suave Deodorant $1.69 -$.75/1 (5/23 RP)

(Above Kraft items qualify of the $10 Kraft Sample Pack Rebate.)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, you'll need to know:
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper coupon insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper coupon insert

For more information on deal shopping at Festival and their coupon policy click here.

CVS Deals 5/23 - 5/29

Old Spice/Gillette Bodywash $4 (limit 2)
-$4 ECBs
-BOGO Old Spice (4/18 RP) or
-BOGO Gillette (5/2 P&G) or $4/2 Gillette Deodorant/Body Wash (5/2 P&G)
=MAKE $4

Sobe Life Water BOGO
-BOGO printable

Kelloggs Cereal $1.66
-$1/2 printable or $1.50/3 (5/23 RP)

Thermacare Heatwraps $5.99 (Limit 1)
-$5 ECB when you buy 2
-$3 off printable (use two)
=$.49 each

Crest or Oral-B White Vivid Toothpaste/Toothbrush $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$1 ECB
-$1/1 (4/18 RP) or $.75/1 (5/02 P&G)

Lindsay Olives 5/$5
-$1/2 printable (buy 2)

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler 2 for $6.97
-$2 ECB when you buy 2
-$1/2 (5/02 P&G) or $1/1 styler (5/02 P&G)
=$1.49 (or $1.99)

Huggies Little Swimmers $6.99
(Watch the Red Box for a CVS coupon)
-$1.50/1 Huggies Little Swimmers

May 22, 2010

Walgreens Deals 5/23- 5/29

Complete Multipurpose solution $7.99
-$8 RR
-$2/1 (5/16 RP)
= MAKE $2

Colgate Toothpaste $2.99
-$2 RR
-$0.75/1 printable or $1/1 April ALL YOU

Carefree pantiliners $.99 (with weekly coupon)
-$1/1 (4/25 SS)
=FREE (hand MC first, then Walgreens coupon)

Goody Ouchless Barrette $2.99
-$3 RR

Hunt’s Tomato Sauce $.25
-$1/5 ( ConAgra mailer)

Noxzema Razors BOGO (2/$2.99)
-$2/1 (5/23 RP) or $2/1 printable
=FREE (if they'll take both coupons or $.99 if they'll only take one)

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs BOGO (2/$2.99)
-$1/2 printable or $1/2 (5/16 SS)

Tic Tacs $.99
-BOGO coupon(5/2 RP)

Huggies Little Swimmers $6.99
-$1.50/1 printable or $1/1 (5/16 SS)
-$2/1 Walgreens monthly booklet coupon
=$3.49 each after coupons

Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-Clean $7.99
-$2 RR
-$5/1 (4/11 SS)

Huggies Diapers 2/$18
-$3 RR
$3/1 printbable or $4/2 printable

Veet Hair Removal Gel $6.99
-$3/1 from Walgreens Monthly coupon booklet
-$3/1 Veet Product printable or $3/1 Veet Hair Removal printable

Kotex U $3.50
-$3 RR when you buy 2
-two $1/1 (4/18 SS) or $1/1 printable

Saturday Video

This week in my stockpiling post I mentioned my favorite money saving book of all time: The Complete Tightwad Gazette. If you aren't familiar with Amy Dacyczyn she wrote a money saving newsletter in the 1990's. Long before blogs she was sending money saving tips the good old fashioned way... through the mail!

The Complete Tightwad Gazette book is an anthology of all her newsletters. Some parts are now outdated (computers weren't yet a household necessity) but it is definitely worth reading. The book is full of tips on saving money, but more than that it helps you to start thinking about the frugal way to do things. One of the big reasons we waste money is because we don't think, we just do things the way we always have (or the way our parents did).

Below is a fairly recent interview with Amy that I really enjoyed. If you only take two things away from the video it should be: Little things adds up and it's NEVER too late to start!

Have you ever read the Tightwad Gazette?

May 21, 2010

Heads Up... Kraft Rebate

Looks like several Kraft items will be on sale at Festival next week (look for my post on Sunday or Monday). It will be a good week to buy some items for the Kraft rebate that came with the sample packs! (Don't forget you can price match at Target or Wal-mart as well.)

The rebate is good for $10 back on $30 in Kraft purchases. Combined with sales and coupons this could get you some great deals. The rebate purchase dates are 5/23 through 6/13. Apparently you don't have to buy everything on one receipt which is nice and gives you the chance to shop around.

May 20, 2010

Kids Meal Deals

I mentioned the Kids Meal Deals widget in the sidebar last week, but wanted to let you know they also have free apps for iPhone and Blackberry. So if you need to look up a "kids eat free" restaurant while you're out and about you can!

I'm hoping as more businesses find out about this that we will see more of the local restaurants that offer these deals listed. This is a national site that lists over 14,000 kids eat free restaurants so keep that in mind if you are traveling this summer!

For more free fun kids stuff click on the "Kids" tab above.

May 19, 2010

Piggly Wiggly Deals 5/19 thru 5/25

Piggly Wiggly is having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE sale this week. I don't see any really amazing deals even with the BOGO sale. If you see any deals I missed let me know.

Del Monte Fruit Naturals BOGO (works out to be $.99 each) - $1/3 printable coupon
Bolthouse Farms 1-lb. Carrots $.79

Trix Yogurt or Yoplait Gogurt Kids $1.99 - $.80/2 printable coupon
Yo Plus or Fiber One Yogurt $1.69 - $.50/1 (4/18 SS)
Imperial margarine BOGO (works out to be$.53 each)
Food Club yogurt $.39 each

Jack's Pizza BOGO (works out to be $1.67 each) - $.55/1 (5/2 SS)
Banquet Brown and Serve sausages BOGO (works out to be$.95 each) - $1.50/4 printable here

French's Mustard $1.49 - $.50/1 printable here
Vlasic relish BOGO (works out to be $.90 each) - $.55/1 (June All You)
Hunt's Ketchup $.99 - $1/2 (April All You) or $.20/1 (5/16 SS)
Post Cereal - Selected Varieties $1.99 - $1/2 (5/16 SS)

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies BOGO (works out to be $1.99 each) - $.55/2 (4/18 RP)

Oscar Mayer Turkey Bologna or Cotto Salami $1.99 -$2/1 Facebook promo coupon (if you have it) or $1/1 printable or $1/2 (5/16 SS)
Pork Roast BOGO (works out to be ~ $1.15/lb)

Old Orchard Healthy Balance or 100% Juice Cocktail $1.99 - $1/2 printable here

Exclusive Internet Store Coupons (w/ $10 purchase) this week:
  • Food Club Pancake Mix $.99
  • Food Club Canned Pasta (ravioli) $.49
These are available here for Larry's PW and here for Olsen's PW. These are store coupons so they can be combined with manufacturer coupons if any are available. They can only be printed at home.

GB area Piggly Wiggly stores do NOT double coupons. They do accept internet printables (up to $2.50). Look for the FREE coupon machine (in the bakery area of the De Pere store) powered by for extra manufacturers coupons.

On Facebook, become a fan of Larry's Piggly Wiggly here (stores: De Pere, Kaukauna, Little Chute, and Manitowoc) and Olsen's Piggly Wiggly here (Howard).

May 18, 2010

Saving 101: Stockpiling

Stockpiling will save you lots of money. If you don't do it already... give it a try.

What is stockpiling?
A stockpile is basically just a large supply of the items you use most. Each shoppers stockpile will look a bit different. Sales are cyclical. If you pay attention and stock up when items are at their lowest price you can save a bunch of money, even if you never want to clip a coupon.

Stockpile What YOU Use Most
Only stock up on items you use when they are a great deal. This is where knowing your prices comes in. When my four "biggies" go on sale I really stock up and those are: peanut butter, cheese, boneless skinless chicken breasts, and ground beef.

For example, I only buy peanut butter when it is $1 or less. I buy a case or sometimes 2 to get us through until the next sale. So I spend $12 on peanut butter at once instead of buying each one individually for $2, saving myself $12 (maybe more) that I know I'm going to spend anyway. I only buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts when they are $1.66 per pound or less. Prices change so I keep running list of stock up prices.

Where Do You Put It All?
Just find a corner to pile your stuff and start watching the sales. Shelves are nice but not necessary. I remember reading in the Tightwad Gazette once...Would you rent out the space under your bed for $30 a month? Who wouldn't? Well, if you put food under there that you got a great deal on that is essentially what you are doing. Most of us here in WI are fortunate enough to have basements so maybe you won't even have to put a bunch of stuff under your bed!

If you don't have a stand alone freezer, you might want to save up for one (check Craigslist for a used one). Even if you only put meat you bought on sale in it, it would pay for itself in no time. Buying meat when it is on sale and freezing it can save you BIG! And, yes it is safe to freeze meat for several months.

I Don't Have Enough Money to Buy Extra Food Each Week
Think you don't have room in your budget to stockpile? Think again. The little bit you save this week can be used to save more next week....until you rarely pay full price for the things you use the most. If you already stockpile a little bit, branch out to other products to save even more. You could eventually get to the point where you don't need to buy anything but milk, produce, and the very best deals each week.

I've talked about this before but since this is a good time of year to buy certain sale items I thought it might be a good reminder. Keep an eye out for seasonal sales (ketchup, mustard, baked beans, and the like in the summer OR flour, butter, sugar, etc in the late fall). Buy enough to last you until the next year when the sale are good again. You'll love shopping in your basement and pulling items off your own shelf instead of adding them to your shopping list. Come this time next year if prices have gone up (and they will!) you be using items bought at this year's (lower) prices!

How Much Do You Need
You'll have to do that math on that one. One way to see how long something lasts you is to grab a Sharpie marker and write the date you open it on the lid. If it takes you a month to use it up you know a year's supply of that item would be 12. If you are watching sales and know that item goes on sale for rock bottom prices once every six months buy 6 each time it hits the lowest price. Some things have longer expiration dates than others so it won't hurt to store extra of those. [Keep in mind most (not all but many) "expiration" dates aren't really that, they are "best by" dates. It will not harm you to eat items after that date, especially on processed type foods.]

What About Things You Can't Stockpile
There are some things you just can't stockpile. [Lettuce?] Stockpile the items you are able to and this will leave room in your budget for things that just never go on sale. You can do other things to help lower the cost of those items, like eat in season and shop around (Aldi, Sam's Club, Badger Wholesale, etc).

Stay Organized
Now having a great supply if food isn't very helpful if you forget what you have! Keep like items together and shelves tidy. Use older items first so you don't end up with one can of corn from 2002 in the back corner of your cupboard because it just kept getting shoved to the back. (This rotating can organizer is a great help!) A freezer list of some type is especially helpful. Just google "freezer list" if you need some ideas.

It's Not Just for Food
Stockpile other necessities when you can. If you shop carefully, you will have a nice supply of toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc. that cost you nothing or just pennies. You might already do this on a small scale if you buy enough school supplies to last you the whole school year during the "Back to School" sales. No one likes to pay $2.29 for a notebook in October when they were 10 cents in August.

Other Benefits of a Stockpile
Having a stockpile on hand during a snow storm, illness, or even a layoff can give you real peace of mind. It is quite easy to help others by donating. It saves time, fewer quick runs to the store. You can always make something from what you have on hand.

Below is a picture of some of my stockpile. I didn't pay full price for any of these items and some I got for free:

This post is part of the Saving 101 series, to read the rest of the posts click here or on the tab above.

More Bar S coupons

Here is another link for the Bar S Ham and Poultry lunch meat coupons.

May 17, 2010

Freebies in the Mail

Want to try new products? Want high value coupons? Want to get surprises almost every day in your mailbox? Sound too good to be true? Heather over at Freebies4Mom has a great blog full of freebies. There are new ones every day. She only lists the best freebies that are truly free; not the ones where you have to jump through hoops or take advantage of "special offers".

In addition to getting free products, lots of freebies come with a high value coupon. All sorts of companies/brands mail free stuff right to your door. My mail lady has even stopped to ask me how I am able to get all these things free!

Erica posted last week about all the freebies she got. She inspired me to take picture of my freebies from just last week:
(click to enlarge)
Kraft Sampler box, free razor, lots of coupons-including
some for free full size items, Pull-Up samples, tea bags,
$5 Los Banditos gift certificate, Kotex samples

To get most freebies you only have to fill out a form with your name and address. That's it. Super simple. [I do recommend you set up and use a junk email address for this because companies love to send you email!] To save time when signing up for freebies, I let technology do the work.

The link to Freebies 4 Mom has been in the sidebar for a long time and I know a lot of you probably already take advantage of free offers (especially on Facebook) but I thought I'd mention it again since we have lots of new readers. Everyone should get excited about opening the mail box each day!

May 16, 2010

Print Now: Bar-S Hot Dog Coupon

$1/2 Bar-S Hot Dogs Coupon

These often go on sale for $1 or less (especially around Memorial Day) so you might want to print this coupon and hang onto it!

Walgreens Deals 5/16 - 5/22

Gillette or Old Spice Bodywash $4.49
-$4.49 Register Rewards
-BOGO coupon (4/18 or 5/16 RP) or $4/2 (5/2 P&G)

Reese's Dark Peanut Butter Cups $.49 (w/ weekly coupon)
-$.55/1 (3/14 SS)

Kotex/Poise products 2/$6
-$2 RR on two
-$2 printable here or $1.50/2 (4/18 SS)
=as low as TWO FOR FREE

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner $2.99 BOGO sale
-$1 printable here

Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups $1
-$1/2 (4/25 SS)

Bayer Aspirin 24-36 ct $1.50 (w/ weekly coupon)
-$1/1 (3/21 SS)

Clear Eyes (from $3.49) BOGO sale
-$1 (5/2 SS) use 2 coupons

Tylenol Sinus or Cold & Flu $4.99
-$3 RR when you buy two
-$2 printable here

Right Guard Deodorant BOGO sale
-$3/2 printable (reset)
= around $.50 each

Oscar Mayer Deli Creations $1.99 (w/ weekly coupon)
-$1/1 printable

Hefty One Zip Bags $3.29 BOGO (w/ weekly coupon)
-$1/2 printable

Dulcolax $6.99
-$2 Register Rewards
-$4/1 printable

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, you'll need to know:
RR= Register Rewards
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper insert
All You= is a coupon filled magazine you can subscribe to or buy at Walmart

CVS Deals 5/16 - 5/22

Herbal Essence $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$2 ECBs
-$1 (5/16 RP)

Blade 5 Razor System $6.99 (Limit 1)
-$6.99 ECBs

Speed Stick Stainguard Deodorant $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$2 ECBs
-$0.75/1 printable

Cover Girl Wetslicks $5.99 on sale BOGO
Buy 2 and use BOGO coupon (4/11 RP)

Dawn Dish Soap $.83
- $.25/1 (5/2 P&G)

Chex Mix $1.50
$.50 off Printable
Final price: $1.00

If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read this and you'll need to know:
ECBs= Extra Care Bucks
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper insert

Copps Cut Back Prices Coupon Book

Did you see the little Copps coupon booklet in the paper today? Looks like there might be a few good deals to be had with the coupons in this booklet! Most coupons are a limit of one and they are valid from May 13 through May 26.

$.88/pound Cook’s Ham
$1.98 Johnsonville Cooked Beer or Stadium brats - $.55/1 (5/2 SS)
$.58 Roundy’s White Bread
$.98 Skippy Peanut butter
$.98 Pop Tarts
$.48 Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna
$.98 Crystal Farms American Singles
$.68 Kraft Marshmallows or Marshmallow creme
$.98 Grape Tomatoes
$.68 head iceberg lettuce
$.88 Louis Rich Ground Turkey (1 lb chub)
$.58 cents for VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner
Buy 2 24 pk Pepsi products get FREE Doritos or Tostitos

$7.98 Huggies diapers/Pullups (there is a great Huggies printable but Copps won't take printables for over $2.50)

And these manufacturer's coupons (that can be doubled on Wed or Sat):
$1/2 Kraft cheese
$1/2 Dixie Cups, Napkins, Plates

Festival Foods Deals 5/16 - 5/22

No spectacular deals at Festival this week.

Online only Festival coupon: FREE head of lettuce with $5 purchase (from GBPG site)

Festival store coupons (from newspaper):
Pepsi Products 4/$9.98 (Limit 4)
Red Gold Ketchup $.68 (Limit 1)
Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce $.88 (Limit 1)
Old Dutch Pretzels $1.48 (Limit 3)
Flavorite Large Eggs $.48 (Limit 1)
Roma Original Pizza $1.68 (Limit 10)
Strawberries $1.48 (Limit 1)

Green Sheet (most deals unlimited, only one coupon needed for same items):
Kraft Mini Marshmallows $.99
Dole Pineapple (canned) $.99
Post Cereal $1.88 - $1/2 (5/16 SS)
French's Worcestershire Sauce $.99 - $0.50/1 (5/09 SS)
Knorr/Lipton Noodles/Rice sides $1
Lawry's Seasoned Salt (large) $1.99
Smucker's Strawberry Jam Products $2.48 - $1/2 (3/28 RP)
Scotties facial tissue $.99 - $.50/1 here

These deals are NOT coupon items:
Nabisco Cheese Nips Snack Crackers $.99
Creamette Salad Pasta $.79

If you're new to shopping with coupons, you'll need to know:
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper coupon insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper coupon insert

For more information on shopping at Festival and their coupon policy click here.

May 14, 2010

Clearance Shoes

If you need shoes for little ones you might want to stop by Wal-mart in West DePere in the next couple days. They had a decent selection of kids shoes on clearance for $5 and $2. Lots more girls styles than boys. They are not in the shoe department, they are in the middle of the store in a couple rows of clearance items (probably due to the remodeling). We ended up getting 6 pairs of shoes for $15!

Another $3 Huggies Coupon

Huggies released another $3 Huggies printable coupon on Facebook and you don't even have to be a fan to print it!

ALL YOU Grocery Challenge?

ALL YOU wants to "challenge" you to spend only $25 per person per week on groceries. They ran this contest last year but I never saw who won or what they spent. Do you think you could do it? Would that be a challenge for you? Do you even keep track of what you spend?

Just for fun I thought I'd pull up my grocery spending (we track ALL of our spending using Quicken). The hardest part was figuring what number week it was! :) [It's the 19th week of the year in case you were wondering.] So far this year my average grocery spending per week has been $95 per week for a family of mostly 7 (sometimes 8--we have a college student). That's under $14 per person per week! And I don't even feel like I'm trying very hard... I know I could do even better. In fact, I was happy to see I am doing better than last year. My average for last year was $129 per week ($16 per person since we had 8 most of the year).

Why am I telling you all this? I want to be an encouragement to you... YOU can spend less on groceries and even if you are already saving YOU can save more!

Huggies Coupon Reset

Great news! The $3 off Huggies printable coupon is back! Use them this week at CVS...

Huggies $8.49 (Limit 1)
-$2 ECBs
$3 off Huggies diapers coupon

[If the Little Movers Jean style are included then you can also use this $1 CVS Printable and get a pack for $2.49]

May 13, 2010

Festival Coupon: 2 lbs. Bananas FREE

Found this coupon for 2 lbs. of bananas FREE (with $5 purchase) on the GB Press Gazette site when I was looking for something else. Too bad I already went to Festival this week!

Great Pig Deal!!

I just got back from a quick Piggly Wiggly run and just wanted to point out what a great deal you can get this week! It's a perfect deal for those of you just starting out who don't have a large pile of coupons yet because it uses all printable coupons.

First, go and print TWO of each of the following coupons: 

$.60/2 Skippy printable coupon here
$.50/1 Wishbone or Western printable here (must register)
$.75/2 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter printable here 

In order to print two you just hit the back button a couple times. If you have never printed online coupons before you'll have to download and install a coupon printing program (just follow the on screen directions). Have your printer ready to go with paper and turned on before you hit print.

Then head to Pig and get the following as part of their $1 Mix and Match Sale (you must buy 10 items):

FOUR -- Skippy Peanut Butter 
TWO -- Wishbone or Western Dressing 
FOUR -- I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
TOTAL = $10
- $3.70 in coupons
FINAL TOTAL = $6.30 or $.63 each!

If you don't need that much "butter spread" at the moment, it freezes well or you could go in with a friend or family member.

Fruit Deals at Aldi

Just wanted to let you know about a couple good fruit deals there this week (at the East side store anyway):
  • Strawberries (1 lb. containers) $.99
  • Fresh pineapple $.99
Look for a post about Aldi soon. (Did you know they are owned by the same company as Trader Joe's?). If you've never shopped there you might want to give it a try.

May 12, 2010

Piggly Wiggly Deals 5/12 thru 5/18

$1 each MIX and MATCH SALE (must buy 10)
Ragu Pasta Sauce
Skippy Peanut Butter - $.60/2 printable here
Wishbone or Western Dressing - $.50/1 printable here (must register)
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - $.75/2 printable here 
Country Crock -$.40/1 printable here

$2 each MIX and MATCH SALE (must buy 10)
Hellman's Mayo
Lipton Tea bags
Country Crock (lrg tub) -$.40/1 printable here
Breyer's Ice Cream
Good Humor/Klondike ice cream treats

Fresh Cilantro 2 for $1.00

Dannon Activia $1.99 - $1/1 (5/2 SS)
Food Club Cream Cheese $.99
Food Club American Singles 2 for $2.50
Food Club Chunk or Shredded Cheese 4 for $5.00

Roma Pizza 5 for $9.00

StarKist Tuna (3-oz. Pouch or 5-oz. Can) $1.29 - $1/2 May ALL YOU

Food Club Cake Mix $.99
Food Club Frosting $.99
Food Club Pasta $0.89

Beef Chuck Roast $1.99 lb. (limit 2)
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations or Lunchables $1.66 -$1/1 printable here, May ALL YOU, or 3/21 SS
Farmland Sausage Links or Rolls $1.79  - $1/2 (3/14 SS) and $.50 UPromise coupon
Farmland Deli Style Sliced Turkey or Ham $2.50 - $1/2 (5/2 SS)
Farmland Sliced Bacon $3.49 - $1/2 (3/7 or 5/9 SS) and $.50 UPromise coupon
Farmland Rope Style Smoked Sausage $3.50 - $.50 UPromise coupon
Johnsonville Brats $4.29 - $.55/1 (5/2 SS)

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts $2.69 - $1.25/3 (3/28 RP)
Food Club Fruit Snacks $0.99

Coke Products 3 for $9.99 when you buy 3

Food Club Paper Napkins $1.49
Pampers  $8.99 - $1.50/1 (5/2 P&G)
Pampers Baby Wipes $2.49 (buy both diapers and wipes use $2/2 5/2 P&G)

Exclusive Internet Store Coupons (w/ $10 purchase) this week:

  • Food Club Vanilla Wafers or Dunkster cookies $.99
These are available here for Larry's PW and here for Olsen's PW. These are store coupons so they can be combined with manufacturer coupons if any are available. They can only be printed at home.

GB area Piggly Wiggly stores do NOT double coupons. They do accept internet printables (up to $2.50). Look for the FREE coupon machine (in the bakery area of the De Pere store) powered by for extra manufacturers coupons.

On Facebook, become a fan of Larry's Piggly Wiggly here (stores: De Pere, Kaukauna, Little Chute, and Manitowoc) and Olsen's Piggly Wiggly here (Howard).

5/12 Copps Run

Sorry for not posting a list this week. I had a long list of possible scenarios and wasn't sure if I'd end up w/ one or two transactions. A lot depended on certain items being in stock. I ended up w/ only one transaction and did better than I expected, especially since I spent a good hour wandering aimlessly around the store (NOT how I like to shop). My total for everything below was $14.43 and I saved $35.45 (71%)!

Here's the list:

  • Roundy's apple juice, 1.99
  • Roundy's mac n' cheese, 2/$1
  • Kraft Cheddar Explosion, 0.58 - FREE MC from facebook (cashier rang it at full price 1.25!!) = 0.67 overage!
  • 4 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, 0.98 each - (2) 1.00 off 2 IP's (doubled) = 4 FREE plus 0.08 overage
  • 2 Ronzoni Smart Taste, 0.98 each - (2) 0.75 IP's = 0.23 each
  • Ken's dressing, 1.69 - $1 MC (doubled) = FREE plus 0.31 overage
  • Pop Tarts, 2.50
  • Hershey Bars, 4/1.88 - BOGO Special Dark bar MC (rang up at full price of 0.78) = 4/1.10
  • Armour breakfast sausage, 0.87 w/ in ad coupon
  • 2 milk, 2.19 each
  • Activia, 2.00 - 1.00 IP (doubled) = FREE
  • GoGurt, BOGO 2.69 - 0.80 IP (doubled) = 2/1.09
  • Nivea women's body wash, $4.79 (20% off) - $4 MC = 0.79
  • Nivea men's 3 in 1, $3.03 (20% off) - $3 MC = 0.03

I missed last week's Walgreens and CVS deals on the Nivea body wash, so I was hoping for a good price at Copps. Initially it appeared they were sold out as the regular shelf was empty, but I did find some on an end cap that was not marked w/ the 20% off sign. I took them over to the other shelf to match UPC codes to make sure they were part of the sale and they were! Check out Minnesota Coupon Adventure for all the IP links. Have fun doubling today AND Saturday!!

Kwik Trip Coupon Program and Kids Club

Sign up here to receive email coupons from Kwik Trip. You can also sign up to take surveys. I took the first one (just general information about what I buy) and got a coupon for a free piece of pizza.

They also have a Kwik Trip Milk Moovers Kids Club. If you buy milk at Kwik Trip you should definitely sign up for this! Your child(ren) can get a free cookie, donut, bagel, apple or orange with every Nature's Touch milk purchase. Plus they will get other freebies and a birthday card. The kids club is for ages 2-12. (This form must be mailed in.)

Source: Kwik Trip and RoseKnowsCoupons

May 11, 2010

Birthday Clubs for Kids

Last week I told you about several birthday freebies. Don't forget your kids! Sign them up for the following birthday clubs and they'll be excited to get lots of birthday surprises!

Toys R Us--Geoffrey's Birthday Club--get a birthday card and coupon.
Chuck E. Cheese E-Club--includes "birthday specials"
Culver's--Free Sundae coupon for each child's (and parent's) birthday
Burger King--special birthday surprises
Sonic--free Wacky Pack kids meal and a half birthday treat too!
Baskin-Robbins--free 2.5 ounce scoop
School House-- $3 gift certificate (sign up in store)
Cold Stone Creamery--free birthday creation
Happy Joe's--free kid pizza coupon and a "clown" sundae
Moe's--free kid meal
Noodles--free food
Kwik Trip--birthday card (and freebie)

These and other fun kid freebies can be found under the "kids" tab above.

2010 Entertainment Book ONLY $12

Today only you can get the 2010 Entertainment coupon book for only $12 with free shipping. (Regular price is $35). If you like to eat out... you should probably take advantage of this deal!

If you are planning a vacation, consider buying one for any cities you plan to visit. You can preview the Green Bay/Appleton book to see where you could save before you order.


$5 gift certificate for Los Banditos

If you enjoy eating at Los Banditos in Green Bay, you should become a member of their family. Once you become a member, they will send you a $5 gift card as well as a card to get stamped for lunch. Once you buy 6 lunch specials, you will receive your 7th free or $5 off your next purchase.

LUNCHEON SPECIALS 11a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Chicken Enchilada – served with rice or beans and cup of soup. 5.75


Beef Enchilada – served with rice or beans and cup of soup. 5.75


Regular Nacho Grande Salad – served with cup of soup. 5.75

Regular Nacho Grande Salad With Meat – served with cup of soup. 6.25

BBQ Pork Burrito – served with rice or beans and cup of soup. 6.95


BBQ Pork or Beef and Bean Burrito – served with rice or beans and cup of soup. 6.95


Seafood Enchilada – served with rice or beans and cup of soup. 5.75

Bloody Mary Bar and complimentary (CCQ) Chili con Queso ~ 11am – 3 pm 3.50

Here are some of their promotional drink specials:

  • Wed. night ½ price house margarita special
  • Thursday night imported tap beer special – pints $2.50
  • Buy $50.00 worth of gift certificates and receive a complimentary $5.00 certificate

May 10, 2010

Erica's CVS Run

Want to know how I got everything you see here for just $10.70 plus tax?

Transaction #1:

  • 2 Right Guard Total Defense, 2.99 each - (2) 1.00 IP's = 2/3.98, earned $4 ECB's
  • U by Kotex, 4.99 - $1 MC - $1 CVS printable = $2.99, earned $4.99 ECB's
  • - $5 ECB's
  • Total = $1.97 plus tax, $8.99 ECB's earned (7.02 profit)
  • Would have saved another dollar if I hadn't waited too long to get the $3off2 coupon for Right Guard. No longer available when I tried to print it.

Transaction #2:

  • Zyrtec 25 ct. liquid gels, $18.99 - $4 IP - $2 CVS printable = $12.99, earned $7 ECB's
  • -$8.99 ECB's from transaction #1
  • Total = $4.00 plus tax, earned $7 ECB's ($3 profit)

Transaction #3:

  • Carefree liners, $1 - $1 MC = FREE
  • Crest Pro-Health, $3.50 - 0.75 MC = $2.75, earned $3.50 ECB's
  • Purex BOGO, $8.99 - $2 MC = 2/$6.99
  • Skin Effects cleanser, $6.99 - $5 CVS coupon = $1.99
  • - $7 ECB's
  • Total = $4.73 plus tax, earned $3.50 ECB's
  • Could have saved $2 more if I'd had a second copy of the Purex coupon

Had I paid CVS's full retail price for these items, my total would have been $67.71, so w/ sales, coupons and ECB's I saved over 84%. Man, I love when the deals are good at CVS!!

Jill's CVS List

GB Savers reader Jill got a $4 off $20 CVS coupon. And what a great week to get it! To see the CVS sale/coupon match-ups click here. This is what I would get...

2 Right Guard deodorants $2.49 = $4.98 plus get back $4 ECBs
1 Kotex U product = $4.99 plus get back $4.99 ECBx
2 Crest ProHealth toothpaste = $3.50 plus get back $7 ECBs
1 Stayfree product = $3.99 (unadvertised?) plus get back $2 ECBs
TOTAL before coupons = $20.96
 - $4 off $20 CVS coupon

Then use the following manufacturer's coupons:
-$3/2 Right Guard coupon
-$1 Kotex coupon
-$.75 x 2 Crest coupons
-$2 Stayfree coupon

PAY $9.46 (with cash or any ECBs you have)
AND GET BACK $17.99 in ECBs

That's a PROFIT of $8.53!!!

Even if you don't have a $4 off $20 you could "make" $4.53 by buying these items!

Sure Rebate Money Maker

Did you get some Sure deodorant free last week at Walgreens? If so, check to see if yours had a "Try Me Free" sticker on it. The rebate is available here, but you need the sticker from the product to validate the rebate form.

Even if you didn't get the deodorant free this can still be a money maker deal if you use the $1.50 off coupons from the 5/2 Smart Source. Just buy one of the "Try Me Free" deodorants at the store (Walgreens on GV has them, I'm sure other places do as well). With the $1.50 off coupon and the rebate... it becomes a money maker even after postage! The rebate doesn't expire until December 15, 2010 so you have plenty of time.

May 9, 2010

Walgreens Deals 5/9 - 5/15

Slow week at Walgreens...

EOS Shaving Cream $2.99
-$2.99 RRs

Soft Scrub Cleanser BOGO Sale
- BOGO printable Coupon
= TWO FREE (this deal may or may not work at your Walgreens)

Infusium Hair products $5.99
-$2 in the May Walgreens coupon book
-$3/1 (5/9 SS) or May ALL YOU

Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$3
-$.60/2 printable
=$1.20 each

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, you'll need to know:
RR= Register Rewards
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper insert
All You= is a coupon filled magazine you can subscribe to or buy at Walmart

CVS Deals 5/9 - 5/15

Some great deals at CVS this week!

Right Guard $2.49 (Limit 2)
-$2 ECBs
Use $3/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 printable
=MAKE $2.02

Kotex U $4.99 (Limit 1)
-$4.99 ECBs
-$1/1 Kotex U Products, exp. 5-30-10 (SS 04/18/10) or printable
-$1 CVS Printable (use one CVS coupon and one Manufacturer coupon)
=MAKE $2

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste $3.50 (Limit 2)
-$3.50 ECBs
-$.75/1 (5/2 P&G)
=MAKE $.75

Reach Floss Mint $1.99 (Limit 2)
-$2 ECBs
-$1/1printable or $1/1 (3/7 RP)
=MAKE $1

Schick Hydro $8.99 (Limit 1)
-$4 ECBs
-$5/1 (5/9 SS)

Stayfree Pads $3.99
-$2 ECBs
-$2/1 (3/28 RP)

Bayer Breeze 2 Glucose Monitor $19.99 (Limit 1)  **Great for donation**
-$15 ECBs
-$10/1 (4/25 RP)
=MAKE $5

Bayer (32 ct.) $1
Use $1.50 printable or $1/1 (3/21 SS)
=FREE (CVS will round down coupon)

Carefree Liners $1
-$1/1 (4/25 SS)

Huggies or Pull-Ups $8.49 (Limit 1)
-$2 ECBs
-$1.50/1 (4/18 SS)
-$1 CVS Printable (if the Little Movers Jean style are included)

M&Ms $2 (Limit 6)
Buy 3 and use B2F1 coupon (5/2 RP)
=$1.33 each

If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read this and you'll need to know:
ECB= Extra Care Bucks
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper insert

Freebies in my Mailbox 5/1-5/8

Want to see all the FREE stuff I got in my mailbox this week? Thanks to following Shelly's advice on getting all my favorite blogs on a reader I've been keeping up w/ requesting LOTS of free samples & coupons lately. Visit my blog post here to see everything I got!

Festival Deals 5/9 - 5/15

Festival store coupons (from newspaper):
Coca-Cola Products 24 pk. $5.48 (limit 2)
Cottenelle 12 pk. $4.98 (limit 1) - $.50/1 (4/18 SS) or here
Blue Bunny ice cream 144 oz. $2.98 (limit 1)
Kashi cereal and crackers $2.38(limit 2) -$1 from home mailer =$1.38
Kemps Chocolate Milk half gallon $.98 (limit 1)
Kemps Gallon Milk $1.48 (limit 1)

Green Sheet Coupon (most deals unlimited, only one coupon needed for same items):
Duncan Hines Brownie Mix 2/$2.48 - $.55/2 (3/28 SS)=$.97 each
Powerade Get 5 FREE Powerade Ion when you buy 10 regular for $9 =$.60 each
Gourmet Select Mandarin oranges 2/$.88
Homelife Napkins $1.48

These deals are NOT coupon items:
Old Orchard Juice 64 oz. 2/$4 - $.50/1 printable here or here
Red Gold Tomatoes $.80 - $1/3 (2/7 or 2/28 SS) or printable here=$.47 each
Koops Yellow Mustard $.88
Pringles $.88
Quaker Granola Bars 2/$4.50 - $.75/2 (5/2 RP)=$1.88 each
Kemps Sour Cream $.98
El Monterey Tornados 2/$4 -$1/1 (4/18 SS?)=$1 each
Jacks Pizza $2.25 - $1/3 (5/2 SS)= $1.92 each
Peter Pan peanut butter 3 pk. 16.3 oz. jars $3.99=$1.33 each
Scott Paper Towels 8 pk. $5.98 - $1 (4/18 SS) or printable here=$4.98 for 8 rolls
No Yolks Egg Noodles $1.19 - BOGO (2/21 SS)=$.60 each
Smart Ones $1.67 - $3/10 here=$1.37 each

If you're new to shopping with coupons, you'll need to know:
RP= Red Plum, Sunday newspaper coupon insert
SS= Smart Source, Sunday newspaper coupon insert

For more information on shopping at Festival and their coupon policy click here.

Helpful Festival Information

For the most recent Festival deals click here!

Green Bay Area Store Locations:
2250 West Mason Street, Green Bay (920) 496-2966
2534 Steffens Court, Green Bay (920) 465-3800
1001 Main Avenue, De Pere (920) 336-6520
2348 Lineville Road, Suamico WI 54313 (920) 965-0042

General Information:
Festival Food is a family owned company with 13 stores throughout Wisconsin. They employ approximately 3,200 associates. The Festival weekly ad runs from Sunday through Saturday and can be found in the Sunday Green Bay Press Gazette, the Thursday Sun that comes in the mail, and online at their website. You do NOT need a store card to get the sale prices at Festival; however, if you would like your purchases to count for your UPromise account you can get a Festival Key Card.

Coupon Policy:
  • Does NOT double coupons.
  • Accepts internet coupons up to $3.
  • Do not accept internet printed "free" item coupons, including "buy one, get one" coupons.
  • No limit on number of coupons per transaction.
  • Accepts all coupons from
  • You can use (stack) a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon.
Green Sheet Coupons:
Unless otherwise stated "Green Sheet" coupons are unlimited store coupons and can be used with manufacturer's coupons. Only one coupon is necessary and will take off the amount for each coupon item you purchase.

Newspaper Coupons:
Most Festvial coupons in the newspaper are store coupons and can be used with manufacturer's coupons to "double" your savings. You no longer have to cut out the Festival newspaper coupons. Just stop by the service desk and pick up one of the flyers that have the store coupons (not the green sheet, that's separate) on them or hand them the whole newspaper ad. The cashier just has to enter one code for all the coupons and you don't have to cut them out. It's a win-win time saver for you and the cashier!

Website Features:
Weekly Ads
Green Sheets
Internet Only ad
Online ordering for DePere and GB East Stores only

Keep Up with Festival:
Follow Festival on Twitter
"Like" Festival on Facebook
Festival's Blog
Festival's Newsletter Sign Up
Text "fest" to 28553 to receive exclusive "Mobile Club" savings