Archive for June, 2009


Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Marcs has them on sale for 69 cents for 8 ounces this week. That’s the best price I’ve seen in a long time. At that price I’m gonna put them in my cereal and give them to my cats. I just love their rich, earthy flavor. To save me a trip to the store I’m going to try to grow them in some old sneakers of mine, if they aren’t already.

Marc’s is now accepting internet coupons. Many stores have accepted them and then changed their mind, so be alert to any changes.

Strawberries – 99 cents/1 lb
Blueberries $1.49 – 1 pint

Starting 7/2
Eggs – large – .75
Edy’s ice cream varities – $4 for $6 after $4 off you next shopping trip coupon when you buy 4 – (Haagen Dazs, Drumsticks too – 2/$6)
Cherries – $1.29 /b

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Do you know someone that razzes you for using a coupon? The next time you go out to dinner with them ask them to pay for your dinner. Tell them normally your dinner would be free with a buy one get one free coupon, so since they don’t want you using coupons then they shouldn’t mind paying for your dinner every time you go out with them.

They now have a gas program. It’s similar to the one offered by Giant Eagle. To read a story on it click here:

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The government is offering an energy tax credit up to $1,500 for purchasing doors, windows, and skylights. For details go to:

Some people commit some crimes to get money. Did you notice that most times they get maybe $20 or $50 or at most $1000. Criminals have to eat and buy items like clothes. My guess is that they don’t pay attention to what is on sale and they probably don’t use a coupon. I figured out the one year I saved $4,500 in coupons alone. In rebates I usually save around $3,500 a year. And it’s only a couple hours to do so each week. If these same criminals took the time to use coupons and do rebates they would be better off than robbing someone.

If I get robbed, I plan to use that reasoning with a criminal. Maybe while I’m at the store or bank that they are robbing I can show them how to save much more than the crime is worth.

And if they have a habit they are supporting then I will mention what a waste of money that is too. It’s like paying $25 for each ride on the Magnum at Cedar Point. There are even wine, beer, and liquor rebates that they can take advantage of too, but I’m not so sure they will be patient enough to wait for their rebate. They can probably own a boat or go on a cruise with the money they are wasting. All criminals eventually get caught because they usually get bolder and more violent with their crimes.

Criminals are big-time spenders, so most don’t hold onto their money for too long and they probably don’t have their money saved at a bank. Maybe if we force everyone to have a savings account, it will fool the criminals into saving instead of spending their money. Too much money on savings = no need for crime. So teach your kids to save, coupon, and rebate, it may keep them from a life of crime.

Movie tickets on Mondays are $5 plus $1 drink and candy specials. Free popcorn on Tuesdays with a paid admission.

Willoughby Hills – Loehmans – $1 for seniors on Mondays – $1 all day on Tuesdays.

Did you ever go to a movie and have to go pee right in the middle of the movie? You don’t want to miss a scene so you writhe in bladder pain. Well, now you can figure out when the best time is to leave to take a leak. The web-site will tell you so. It lets you know what part of the movie is ok to miss. I’d like to give those people a big hug…not the people that have to pee; the people that came up with the site. For those of you that need more time for #2, sorry, but is not out there yet.

Kids of any age can have a free ice cream cone one time during the month of their birthday. It doesn’t have to be exactly on their birthday. There are 11 flavors of ice cream and one flavor of yougurt as well as shakes, sundaes, etc. The shop is located at 22032 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, 44123 Phone 216-289-2233(CAFE).

They will be doubling coupons of $2 and less from 7/5 to 7/11.

Get a $5 off a $25 coupon. Click here:

Trader Joe’s is owned by Aldi’s.
Value King is owned by Giant Eagle.
Sam’s Club is owned by Wal-Mart
K-Mart is owned by Sears
KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell are owned by the same company.
TJ Maxx owns Marshalls and AJ Wright.
Pepsico owns the brands Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, SoBe, Naked, Tropicana, Copella, Mountain Dew, Mirinda and 7up (outside the USA).
Coca Cola owns Minute Maid, Powerade, Nestea, Fruitopia, and Dasani.



Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Find restaurant gift certificates in your town at a discount and now 80% off!
Click here: – Now 80% off – Get $25 Gift Certificates for $2! Use the code DISH. Valid until 6/25/09

Please contact your local or state politician to let them know that the budget cuts will force many libraries to close or strip much of what they offer at a time when people are using their resources more than ever.
Click here and send you feedback using the what you can do now link to the right of the page:

Extra bucks deal this week: get four delightfully small and cardboardy Soy Joy bars for $4 and then get $4 in extra bucks – makes them free! I use them to stabilize a wobbly dining room table.
Thermacare – free after extra bucks – make money after $1 coupon

CVS was hit with a verdict in California that they have to give $2 for each visit in which a customer finds an expired product on the shelf. It’s only in effect in California. They were also hit with $975,000 in civil penalties, attorney fees and costs. The investigation also found that five CVS Pharmacies had improperly discarded more than 500 documents and prescription bottles containing confidential medical information in dumpsters outside of its stores.

I find expired or nearly expired merchandise at many stores in the area, not just CVS. It’s great if you want to add some years to a 20 year Scotch, but it doesn’t work well with milk. I did notice that some CVS stores discounted items that were expiring soon. So maybe we will see more deals on nearly expired items.

Free after rebate:
Crest Pro-Health
Skin Clinic Wart Remover – or just burn them off like the old fashioned way.

Milk – one gallon – $1.77
Strawberries – 99 cents for 1 lb.
Blueberries – pint – $1.99
Look for $25 transferred prescription coupon in ad.

The Federal Reserve reported that Americans’ net worth dropped $1.3 trillion in the first quarter 2009 down to $50.38 trillion

The city of Cuyahoga Falls is offering free movies every Thursday night at Falls River Square. Ends August 20th. Begins at 8 PM with activities and then the movie at 9 PM.

Eddie Bauer

A barrel of gas has dropped from the low $70’s range to around $67, so you should see gasoline prices go down some. Fill up before the July 4th weekend though. Prices always spike just before a holiday. Check for the best gas prices in town at

Do you drive a gas guzzler? Then you might qualify for $4500 for the government to get rid of it and get something that sips less gas. Click here:

How many of you are tired of stores constantly deciding to not take internet coupons after saying they will take them? Ok, raise your hand. Very good. Me too. You can put your hand down now. It costs consumers upwards of 25 cents a page to print their own coupons, so I don’t recommend using them. They can you save you money if you use the coupons you print, but if stores don’t take them then it’s all a hassle and a waste of money. Just put the coupons in the newspapers where they belong. Here is a story that mentions how another store has decided to stop taking internet coupons, mostly because of fraud:

Some stores still take internet coupons – Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, K-Mart, and Heinens to name a few, but that can change at any moment and vary from store to store. K-Mart decided not to double internet coupons the other week when they doubled manufacturer coupons.
If you want to print a bunch of internet coupons, click here:

I was driving in to work and noticed a license plate that spelled out MOMSTXI. It wasn’t laugh out loud moment for me, but I pictured someone else laughing out real loud about it. Ya know, someone that likes sight gags like the Marx Brothers used to do or the Three Stooges or someone that visualizes knock knock jokes real well. Some people’s depth of humor is right on the surface and not very complex.

I like the Family Guy so I don’t know what that says about me. Well, I do know what it says about me and let’s keep it at that. There is some depth to the banter between Stewie and Brian. And Peter’s childlike idiocy makes you appreciate that he is not you. The lessons they teach might not seem obvious too, but they are there like face lift scars.

The more predictable the comedy to me the less funny it is. Sort of like the contrived Family Circus comics. Wow, they just shock me into how little thought is put into the humor. One pun and it’s a wrap. My cats tell me funnier jokes than those comic schiesters. They sure didn’t graduate humor college with honors. I think that if you wanted to rehabilitate someone from a life of crime then you should torture them with Little Billy one liners. A full day of those and they’ll be angels in no time. Or I could see Little Billy deciding to do stand-up comedy. I’d pay to see that Zepplin take a dive.

Some comedians use the “the louder I get the funnier they will think I am” approach. I need a Tylenol when they’re performing. For me to stick in my ears… Although I’m sure as I get older I will appreciate them because I will be able to hear them. I won’t need a shoehorn to hear them. Speaking of shoehorns, I know some people that can use one. I might be able to fashion one out of a dried gourd, but if you know where I can pick one up, please let me know.

As far as newspaper comics, my feeling is they should list the comics by how funny they are each day according to a panel of grouchy people…you know, those people that always seem to be around that are always complaining. A room full of them ought to be a comic in itself. Anyway, it will create a more efficient system of comics. I would be then able to skip over the nonsensical ones.
And also the many that are just the same old same old like Hagar pillaging a village for the umpteenth time or some kind of drama going on with Mary Worth. Does anyone actually turn to the comics to read Mary Worth? Or is it there as a fill-in or balancer of all that is not funny? If they put the same Mary Worth comic panel in every day I wouldn’t notice a difference.

The ones I liked are Calvin & Hobbes, the Far Side, Dilbert, and some of those single panel comics. I don’t even know their names, but they can be amusing every so often. Not a whole lot to read and I like that when I’m reading a comic. Let me skim it and bam I can move on to the next one. The more words the less funny it is, even if it is funny. I don’t have time to read a novel. By the time they get to the funny part in the long-winded ones I’m just all put out. Sort of like all these paragraphs of what I’m writing here. Bless your soul if you’ve read down this far.

I tout internet banks in order to get better interest on your savings. You can find rates that are double or triple the rates you may have at your current bank…even better than CD rates! Here is a story that investigated the best rates:
Check out ING Directs site for their rates: ING Direct – Earn high APY on your bank savings – FDIC insured
Warehouse clubs are also a costly way to shop. They force you to buy in bulk most of the time and you have to pay to shop there. Plus most don’t take coupons. BJ’s does, and they also let you use multiple coupons for a bulk package (8 Bounty coupons for a Bounty 8 pack). Here is a story comparing the deals. Problem is they used regular pricing at supermarket stores so the story is bogus. The supermarket prices are nothing near what I would pay for the same items. Any smart shopper knows not to pay full price and to wait for an item to go on sale.



Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Click here for the deal: – Now 80% off – Get $25 Gift Certificates for $2! Use the code DISH. Valid until 6/25/09



Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Click here: – Now 60% off – Get $25 Gift Certificates for $4 plus get a $15 gift from Lobster Gram! Use the code DAD. Valid until 6/21/09



Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Check out this list of cars. If your car is on it then you qualify for a $4500 incentive from the government. Click here: