About those free gift bags at Menards this week…


My mom told me to look through the free-after-rebate Christmas gift bags at Menards for ones that weren’t specifically Christmas-themed! (We’re both fans of buying neutral-looking gift wrap and bag designs…)  

Take a new look at Dove and save


Dove’s Take A New Look program launches today. To celebrate, Dove is offering a new Buy 2 Save $2 electronic coupon! Download and save at Jewel-Osco on the Dove products you enjoy, or try something new…  

Have you signed up for Jewel-Osco’s Gas Rewards?


We headed over to Jewel to pick up a few things and see how many Gas Rewards points we could rack up in a quick trip. I don’t know how “quick Jewel trips” are put together in your house, but here’s how it went…  

What advice would you give to Melinda?


I receive a lot of email from readers, but this email from Melinda struck a chord with me. With permission, I’ve changed identifying details in it to share with you. What advice would you give to Melinda?  

I won a family trip, but I can’t go! Can you?


Earlier this month, I entered a contest to win an “Ultimate Staycation” trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and guess what? I won! As much as we’d love to go, we simply can’t swing this, so I’m giving it away! Can you go?