Saving Box Tops for Education can be fun for schools — and kids!

Box Tops

Last week I shared some ways that the Box Tops for Education program helps schools save money. Each one is worth ten cents to your child’s school. My children collect Box Tops all year long for their school and save them up in preparation for a fun game…  

Coupon Matchups: Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week 9/2/15 – 9/8/15


FREE Buddig deli meats, $1.50 Chili’s entrees, $1.50 Tradewinds iced tea, $1.55 General Mills cereals, $1.62 Nabisco crackers, $1.66 Keebler cookies, $1.99 Arm & Hammer Power Paks, $2 Johnsonville breakfast and smoked sausages, $2.77 Coke & Pepsi 12-packs, $3.99 Cooked Perfect meatballs  

Coupon Matchups: Meijer Deals of the Week 9/3/15 – 9/9/15


.68 Michelina’s meals, .82 Duncan Hines cake and brownie mixes, $1.08 Pringles, $1.12 Ball Park franks, $1.24 Natural Instincts haircolor, $1.40 Febreze fabric refresher, $1.49 New York garlic bread, $1.62 Nabisco crackers, $1.99 Arm & Hammer Power Paks, $2.34 Jimmy Dean sausage  

A shepherd’s hook ruined my deck!

deck rail

With many sunny days in the forecast for this week, I’ve been tackling refinishing our deck. Our deck is almost 11 years old, and it’s made of pressure-treated pine. Today I got a surprise when I was sanding the deck rail in prep for refinishing…

New Super-Couponing Tips column: Saving money the ethical way

money in hand

Through this column, I enjoy sharing some of my favorite tips with you to help stretch your dollars. Occasionally, some of my readers take issue with the tips I’ve shared. I always welcome discussion and differences of opinion, so I’d like to share a couple recent thoughts from readers…  

Don’t forget to save Tyson Project A+ labels for schools


When you’re saving product packaging labels to help your child’s school, don’t forget to save Tyson Project A+™ labels too! Each one is worth money for whatever your local school needs to purchase — new equipment, books, software, or anything else! If your local school does not participate in Tyson Project A+™, you can enroll online.  

School Supply Deals: Staples 8/30/15 – 9/5/15


.17 Staples spiral notebooks, .25 Staples 3-pack erasers, ,25 Staples school glue, $1 Staples graph ruled comp books, $1.45 Paper-Mate pens, $2 Crayola washable crayons and watercolors, $2 Elmer’s rubber cement, $3 Expo dry erase markers, $3 Staples printer paper  

School Supply Deals: Office Depot & Max 8/30/15 – 9/5/15


.45 Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils, .50 Office Depot scissors, .50 Office Depot vinyl storage pouches, $1 Office Depot binders, $1 Paper-Mate Pink Pearl erasers 3-pack, $1.45 Paper-Mate EraserMate pens, $2 Foray dry erase board, $2 Purell hand sanitizer plus bonus bottle  

Rebate and Coupon Deals: Menards 8/30/15 – 9/13/15


FREE American flags, FREE Clear safety glasses, FREE Click N Flame lighters, FREE Coffee scoop clip, FREE DuPont Vista water pitcher, FREE Hoover foam carpet cleaner, FREE Picture hanging kit, FREE Spic & Span cleaning products, FREE Window Images roller shades, P&G $40/$10 rebate & deals  

Coupon Matchups: CVS Deals of the Week 8/30/15 – 9/5/15

CVS pharmacy

FREE Colgate toothpaste, FREE Gatorade or Lipton, Two FREE Gold Emblem Abound snacks, .75 Dawn dish liquid, $1.99 All and Snuggle, $1.99 Bausch + Lomb Peroxi Clear, $2.88 Bic razors, $3.50 Head & Shoulders haircare, $3.61 Tide, $4.99 CVS diapers, school supply deals  

Coupon Matchups: Walgreens Deals of the Week 8/30/15 – 9/5/15


.74 Dawn, .74 Puffs, .99 Colgate mouthwash, .99 Sinful Colors nail polish, $1 Crest mouthwash, $1.50 Doritos, $1.67 Pantene, $2 Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles and Windex, $2.99 Bic disposable razors, $3 Excedrin, $3 Oscar Mayer bacon, school supply deals