Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Home Depot Kids' Workshop: Rain Gauge on March 6

Visit your local Home Depot this Saturday, March 6, 2010 with your child to make a FREE Rain Gauge! (Remember that these also make great gifts for the people in your child's life!)

From the
Home Depot website: The workshops are free, how-to clinics designed for children ages 5-12, available on the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon at all The Home Depot stores. Children, accompanied by an adult, use their skills to create objects that can be used in and around their homes or communities. Along with their newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.

Looking for a project for younger kids? Lakeshore Learning Store features Free Crafts for Kids each Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Meijer: Ad Preview for 2/21 – 2/27

The full list should be posted on Saturday, but here are some deals that are headed our way (beginning Sunday) that you might want to know about! (I am not terribly impressed with this week’s lineup – it might be a good week to find deals elsewhere). Enjoy your sneak peek…and print coupons before they disappear!

The following matchups are the property of Macomb Money Savers and may NOT be copied and published elsewhere without written permission.

$1.99 Welch’s Fruit Juice Cocktail
, 64 oz refrigerated
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 12-13 SS) or $1.00/2 printable coupon
$0.99-1.49 after coupon

$1.89 Arnold Soft Breads, 20-22 oz
-$0.55/1 coupon (from 12-6 SS)
$1.34 after coupon

$1.59/lb Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin (save $1.30/lb, sliced free)
$1.69/lb Angus Ground Beef from Chuck (save $1.70/lb)
$1.99/lb Tyson All Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
$2.99 Van de Kamp’s Breaded Fish, 19.1-25 oz
$4.99 Meijer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, 40 oz frozen ($2.00/lb)

$1.99 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, 14-16 oz all varieties (save $2)
-$1.00/2 coupon (from 1-31 RP)
$1.49 each when you buy 2 with coupon

$0.99/lb Red or Green Seedless Grapes
$1.67 Dole Salad Blends, 5-12 oz
$1.50 Large Canteloupe
$1.50 Michigan Red Delicious, Ida Red, Jonathan or Jonagold Apples, 3 lb bag
$1.50 Flat or Curly Leaf Spinach, 10 oz bag
$2.00 Organic Romaine Hearts, 3 pk
$2.00 Organic Broccoli or Celery Hearts, each 

More details to come! Check back later…and bear with me as the website changes platforms over the weekend! Diaper Deals (as low as $0.10 per diaper!) currently has a deal for first-time customers: $10 off your first order of $49 or more, plus you’ll get free shipping. Combine this with a $14.97 rebate and you’ll save $24.97 on your order of $49 or more, plus the diapers will arrive at your door! Many different diaper brands are available. Give Me Neither has the scoop! CLICK HERE for more information and diaper deal scenarios!

Winner: All You Magazine Subscription

 image selected Entry #87 as the winner of
A ONE-YEAR Subscription Gift Card valid for All You magazine (12 issues)

Nicole said...

I have been following you for about a month and 1/2 now. :)
Great stuff!

February 18, 2010 3:19 PM

Nicole, you have 24 hours to contact me to claim your prize! If Nicole isn’t found by tomorrow morning, a new winner will be selected. Thanks to all of you who entered – and for all of your wonderful comments! I read every single one!

All You magazine, available only at Walmart or by subscription, is filled with great ideas and rare coupons from cover to cover. This subscription was generously donated by Dawn of Dawn Loves Coupons. Dawn is both a money-saving mother and a Southern Living at Home consultant – you can click here for a full catalog of their products.

Guest Post: Kathy’s Story

Photo: Kathy’s new laundry room cabinets, made possible by reducing her grocery bill by $100+ per week – and made necessary by all the stockpiling done over the last year!

As Jolyn celebrates the one year anniversary of her blog "Macomb Money Savers," I wanted to share with all of you, my "story". If you're like me, and I'm assuming many of you are, you've struggled in a very challenging Michigan economy and came out fighting!

The reason I can assume this is because you've found Macomb Money Savers. That means you're a fighter and you've done as much research as possible on ways to save your family money and stay afloat in these trying times. For that you (and I) should be applauded! However, my biggest thanks goes out to Jolyn for taking her valuable time to research and detail all the deals she finds on a daily basis.

About one year ago, when our finances were spiraling out of control, I started doing that very same research. I found  many national money-saving sites, and they were very useful. However, they didn't  really help me with the day-to-day savings (in our local stores) that I was in need of. Then one day I stumbled on to Macomb Money Savers and that all changed.

Over the last year, I've managed to take back control of our food budget and this has spilled over into other parts of our life as well. I've stockpiled so many good deals and we've managed to eliminated the need to use credit cards at the grocery store. I know that sounds ridiculous but, that is exactly what we were doing!

I've now moved on from being needy to wanting to help people in need and although I've never met Jolyn in person, I know we share this common goal. If you've been couponing for a while, you know that you can only use so many "free" tubes of toothpaste right? However, sometimes I feel that one tube of toothpaste isn't really going to make a difference, don't you? Well, after countless emails with Jolyn, it occurred to us that we have an entire "coupon army" that we could call on to help and perhaps direct these donations to a cause of the month.

This topic is now on my heart and although it's still in the early stages, I think it could become a huge success. Please feel free to share any ideas you may have that might help us move forward and get this of the ground.

Like all of you, I'm looking forward to another year of savings and other budget-friendly ideas from  Macomb Money Savers and I'm grateful for all that last year offered!


My note: Kathy blogs at Makin’ It in Michigan – and you’ll want to visit her there! Her posts are picture-filled and her blog is full of great ideas (including many unique deals you won’t find elsewhere)! You may also remember this post from Kathy on creating frugal gift baskets!

Coupon Preview: Sunday, February 21, 2010

You can look forward to THREE COUPON INSERTS this weekend: a SmartSource insert, a  RedPlum insert and a Procter & Gamble (P & G) insert. It may be a good weekend to get an extra paper or two!

Remember that this is only an estimate of the coupons our area might receive - brands and coupon values are likely to be slightly different in our Sunday paper.

Some coupons that may be of interest include (note that x = expiration date and E-T-S = excludes trial sizes):
  • Cheerios varieties Save $1/2 (4/3/10)

  • Chocolate Cheerios Save $1/2 (4/3/10)

  • Folgers Products 7oz or larger including Folgers Singles and Pods Save $1.00/1

  • Gillette Body Wash or Deodorants - $4.00 off any 2 *ETS

  • Gorton’s item Save $.40/1 (5/15/10)

  • Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin, Infant’s Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol Plus Cold Save $3.00/2

  • 1 Neosporin and 1 Band-Aid product Save $3/2 (3/31/10) ETS

  • Pampers Cruisers Diapers - $2.00 off any 1

  • Purex Liquid Detergent or Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets Mix and Match BOGO

  • Revlon Color Cosmetic product Save $2/1 (3/28/10)

  • Silk Soymilk half gallon or Silk Pure Almond Save $1/1 (5/31/10)

  • Snickers Bars Save $.50/2

  • Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50 59oz or larger Save $1.00/2

  • Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Brown Rice Save $1.00/1

  • Wheaties Cereal Save $1/1 (4/3/10)

If you'd rather not pay $1.50 for extra papers/coupon inserts, you may want to consider these ideas:

  • Check your local Dollar Store - they may still be selling papers for $1.00 each, even after Sunday has passed. Some dollar stores have stopped carrying them recently, but Dollar Tree stores still have them available (call your store to confirm).

  • Ask your friends, coworkers and family members if they have coupons they're not using.
  • Find a friend (or group of friends) willing to trade coupons with you.
Take a look at the list available at Sunday Coupon Preview - do you see any coupons that could lead to great deals in the future!? Please share!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

FREE: Kraftmaid Idea Book (no longer available)

UPDATE: This offer is no longer available. It goes quickly each time, but should be back again next month!

Get a FREE KraftMaid Idea Book on kitchens, baths, home office, entertainment centers, bedrooms, laundry rooms and more. This offer usually doesn't last long (only an hour or two!), so HURRY and click on the image above if you're interested! You'll be directed to the Kraftmaid website; look at the top for "Request Literature." Select consumer/homeowner and your book will be on the way!

These are FUN to look through even if you just like getting ideas for decorating! We browsed quite a few to find inspiration for our bathroom project!

Archivers: Make & Take Weekend (Feb 19-21)


This weekend at Archivers, make two FREE thank you cards as part of their big Make & Take promotion (Friday and Saturday 9 am until 4 pm; Sunday all day). Plus, the first 50 people in the store at 9 am on Friday and Saturday will receive a free gift. View all the details here.

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