Take 15% off $100 + $50 BB

Take 15% off $100 PLUS a $50 coupon with code SP15 until 10/1.
Spend $100 or more and get $50 BB on a future $100 order with code SPBB unitl 10/1.
Save $20 Off Purchases of $75 or more with code BIG20!
Save $50 Off purchases of $200 or more with code BIG50!
Save 15% Off with code AAP15OFF (exp. 9/30/11)
Take $10 off $30, $20 off $50 and $30 off $100 orders with code A123 (exp. 9/30/11)
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Mushrooms – 8 oz – 69 cents
Roma Tomatoes – 69 cents/lb
Italian or Ceaser Salad bag – 99 cents
Green Peppers 2 pack – 49 cents
Yellow Onions – 3 lb bag – 99 cents (many stores sell 2 lb bags now – better deal with the 3 lb bag)

Look for $5 off $15 purchase coupon on back of ad mailed to homes. An additional 30% off a $15 item!

Fall Fest on Sunday, September 25th in Chesterland.
Free: Hay rides, face painting, Scavenger hunt, Coloring contest, Pumpkin painting, free shows (magic, flower clown, Capt Willie, Jungle Terry, hot air ballon) and more.
Trees, shrubs, & evergreens – 20% to 80% off
Statuary, pottery, & fountains – 25% to 80% off
Pond shop – 10% to 50% off

Sun to Tues only deals:
Gold Enblem candy corn – free after extrabucks
Mars or Wrigley fun size candy – M&Ms are 4/$4 after two $1/2 coupons and $4 in extrabucks

Revlon lipstick 49 cents after $1 coupon
Scott mega roll 6 pack – $4 after $1 in extrbucks and $1 coupon
Baby products from diapers to Pediasure – buy $25 worth and get $10 in extrabucks
Benefiber and Gas X – nearly free after purchase of 3 with $10/3 coupon and $10 extrabucks (must purchase $20 worth)

Tropicana – $2 after $1 coupon

They are opening their first store outside of northeast Ohio with a store in Barrington, IL. Heinens does well in affluent communities and that is what Barrington is.

Sale ends 9/21/11
2 cu ft Cypress Mulch – 5 for $10

Save up to 50% on the hotel Deal of the Day!
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Hotel Deals

Avocados – $1 – these were the big honkin ones – the size of a Hippo’s gall bladder
Lotsa $1 per pound items including pears, nectarines, lettuce head, and more.

Sale through 9/20
Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt – 99 cents
Sunny D – 99 cents
Bulls Eye BBQ sauce – 99 cents
Quaker Oats – 99 cents
Sugardale hot dogs – 99 cents
Green beans – 99 cents/lb

Almost sold out. Get a $20 gift certificate at Miles Market in Solon for $10. Great deal as it can be used on produce, meat, cheese, and all their great food.
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Buy 2 tires get 2 free with purchase of 4 premium tire installation package and a one year precision vehicle alignment program! Deal good from Wednesday, September 14th – Sunday, September 25th. Also available – Buy 1 tire get 1 free!

Terms and Conditions
Buy 2 get 2 FREE tire sale valid on purchase of a set of FOUR in stock Yokohama, Cooper *(excluding Trendsetter SE) brand tires, Pirelli Scorpion ATR, Nitto Crosstek and Sumitomo radials with purchase of a premium tire installation package with Roadside Assistance for each tire and a one year wheel alignment policy on same vehicle at time of purchase from Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 25, 2011. No carryouts. Not valid with any other tire discount or offer. While supplies last. See store for details.

Other Deals:
Cooper Tires – Up to $75 Mail-In Rebate
Goodyear or Dunlop Tires – $80 Mail-In Rebate
Lowest Tire Price Guarantee
50% OFF Select Oil Change
Citi® $50 and $25 Mail-In Rebate!
Up To A $20 Reward Card After A Professional Valvoline Oil Change
$20 Off Maintenance Services
NAPA® Brakes – Save Up To $50!
$50 OFF A New Set Of Wheels
Buy 2 Get 2 Free Wheel Promotion – September
Buy 3 Get 1 Free Wheel Promotion – September
NAPA® Shocks – Get Up To $125 Back!
Wheel and Tire Package Discounts
Free Brake Inspection Service
Batteries Up to $10 Off
$19.99 Tire Maintenance Package

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90% off summer items – I cleaned up on the deals. I filled up three carts! Then againg the Rite Aid carts are so small they are like a toy. Have them scan the price as some stores still had 75% off signs.

Get a flu shot and receive a free $100 coupon book and 25 wellness+ points. Cost for flu shot is $27.99 and covered by most insurance plans.

Buy 9 Scott towels 8 pack or Scott bathroom tissue 12 pack plus use $1 coupon on each = $23 after $40 in UP rewards
Prevacid – profit after $4 coupon and $17.99 rebate in coupon insert
7 Up – 3/$1.99 after $2 UP reward
Trident gum – 3/$1 after $1 coupon and $1 UP reward – some displays may have BOGO coupons
Crest Complete – Profit after $2 UP reward and $2 coupon – limit 2

Avery 8160 lables – Free after Staples rewards
Case of paper – $9.99 after $38 in Staples rewards
Free after easy rebate:
Kaspersky Anti-virus 2011 software
Trend Micro Internet Security
Trend Micro Antivirus
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Blistex cold & allergy – free after register rewards
Hyland’s Nighttime cold n cough for kids – free after register rewards

99¢ Folded Cards
Coupon Code: FOLDED99
Start Date: 09/22/2011
End Date: 09/24/2011
99¢ Folded Cards w/ promo code FOLDED99

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New coupons to print:
Edge shaving cream – 75 cents
Gold Peak Tea – 75 cents
Kahiki – $1
Johnson’s Natural Product – $1.50
Smart Ones – $1/5 (use with Giant Eagle deal)
Hormel Compleats – 75 cents
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Get the PD for 50 cents daily and $1.25 for the Sunday paper at Dave’s Supermarket through October 30, 2011.

Specials this week:
Additional 20% Off
$3.76 for 1 year
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Daily specials:
9/19 – Marie Claire 1 Year – $4.39
9/20 – Budget Travel 1 Year – $4.39
9/21 – Men’s Fitness 1 Year – $4.39
9/22 – Bridal Guide 1 Year – $4.39
9/23 – Shape 1 Year – $4.39
9/24 – Yoga Journal 1 Year – $4.39
9/25 – Woman’s Day 1 Year – $4.39

Bonus coupon codes!:
Use coupon code VALUE17 to receive a 17% discount – Offer expires September 19, 2011.
Take An Extra 15% Off Most Titles
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250+ Magazines under $10 with this coupon!
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Click here for a $15 rebate offer from Oil of Olay:

10) Rubiks Cube
9) Dirt
8) Elbows
7) Small rodents
6) Cancelled checks
5) Encyclopedia Britannica – editions S – Z
4) E.T.
3) Dramamine
2) Plutonium
1) Blue whales

10) Butterflies
9) Rope
8) Dandruff
7) Gall bladders
6) Chef Boyardee
5) Newspapers
4) Unhappy slugs
3) Leprechaun shoes
2) Throw Rugs
1) Door handles

Florida passed a law to test people on welfare for drugs. Makes sense you would think. Nobody wants to see people get welfare and then waste the money on drugs. Most everyone thought that they would find tons of people on welfare on drugs. But would you believe only 2% tested positive. As they say, never judge a book by it’s cover.

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Did the media or people’s prejudices cause people to think the worst of welfare recipients? Or are they just regular folks whose hard luck forced them into government assistance? Sure, there are those that take advantage of the system but even rich people and even companies work the system. And perhaps they ought to test politicians that passed the law too!

Many states have able bodied people work if they are on welfare as Ohio does. However, federal officials didn’t waive a $32.7 million fine against for Ohio not getting half of able bodied welfare recipients working or pursuing employment. The fine was from 2007 and the fines continued as Ohio is only at 33% currently instead of the required 50%. In order to avoid complaceny I’m all for welfare folks working for their dollars while they look for a real job. And I also think it would be good for them to take a coupon class! Sadly, there are too many low-paying jobs out there and not enough better paying jobs that make it tough for families to make ends meet. I know of many people that don’t work because it’s too expensive to pay for daycare. It’s a vicious cycle that would be solved with an excess of good paying jobs.

Did you see the comments by Warren Buffet that the U.S. government should stop coddling the super-rich? Buffet paid less in taxes at 17.4% of his taxable income, less than most of the middle class. His federal tax equaled just 64 shares of his Berkshire stock! Yet there were politicians fighting for them to keep their tax breaks when the country needs the money to reduce their debt on top of cutting spending.

The rich make so much that they also pay a disproportionate percentage of taxes. Trickle down economics didn’t work as the tax breaks for the rich were extended and there wasn’t a surge of jobs. And remember regressive and progressive taxes balance out what the rich and poor pay. For instance, a poor person still pays higher taxes as a percentage of their income for gas, merchandise, utilities, and other commodities than the rich pay. In theory, with higher taxes for the rich it’s supposed to even out. Hence the reason a flat tax, depending on how it is put together, would not exactly be fair to the poor and middle class. There are a lot of schemes out there that the rich and powerful will float out there to make more money and they will use their dollars and power to effect the media to get the message out like the changes to social security. Yet people like Buffet don’t even want the tax breaks! And while the rich have seen their income surge, the poor and middle class haven’t, causing issues with consumer spending which is what the economy needs. When the economy gets better then that is a time to look at tax cuts for the rich and everyone else, but not at this time. The rich can absorb it unlike the poor and middle class.

Get this. Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a study by IPS found. It also found many of the companies spent more on lobbying than they did on taxes.

Compensation for the 25 CEOs with pay surpassing corporate taxes averaged $16.7 million, according to the study, compared to a $10.8 million average for S&P 500 CEOs. Here is a sample:
* eBay whose CEO John Donahoe made $12.4 million, but which reported a $131 million refund on its 2010 current U.S. taxes.
* Boeing, which paid CEO Jim McNerney $13.8 million, sent in $13 million in federal income taxes, and spent $20.8 million on lobbying and campaign spending
* General Electric where CEO Jeff Immelt earned $15.2 million in 2010, while the company got a $3.3 billion federal refund and invested $41.8 million in its own lobbying and political campaigns.
Others that were part of the list in the past were Tyco, Enron, and Worldcom and we all know what happened to them.

Two-thirds of the firms studied kept their taxes low by utilizing offshore subsidiaries in tax havens such as Bermuda, Singapore and Luxembourg. The remaining companies benefited from accelerated depreciation.

Greed can breed the worst in people. Paying people a fair wage at all levels is needed. There have even been CEOs getting paid a ton in bonuses even when their company has lost millions and their stock value has plummeted. Banks that almost put us into a Depression are a good example. CEOs should not be the ony people to benefit when a company does well also. When companies make record profits it should be shared with those at all levels of the company. Many companies do that as they know it will help motivate people to produce even more in profits but there are some that don’t. That should raise some red flags at those companies.

Here’s another message I got from a spammer. Good to see their family loves me blog. What I get a kick out of is that his cousin and I apparently have secret insights into his problem. Yes, maybe when I wrote about Staples deals he was down about not finding Elmers glue for 5 cents. Here it is:

I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

Kroger is eliminating doubles from their biggest to smallest market from what it looks like even though they said they were only eliminating doubles in Houston. Dallas/Fort Worth and Tucson became the latest victims of Kroger eliminating doubles. Other markets will be next! If you aren’t happy about them eliminating doubles please voice your displeasure at and let store managment know also.

Just like when Coke listened to consumers when they got rid of New Coke an brought back the Classic Coke, Kroger needs to listen to consumers to do the same. Their gas perks are a joke and many have reported that prices weren’t lowered as Kroger has said they have done.

The other stores in the top 25 list of market share ranked by # stores (with doubles): Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Tuscon, Phoenix, Detroit, Cincinnati, Denver, Columbus, Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Wichita, Dayton, Little Rock, Lexington, Toledo… Kroger dominates the market share in about 50 major market areas, only in 4 of these markets they do not rank first in market share.

The Fox station in Dallas did a story about the issue and mentioned the site! Here is a link to the story:

$10 off Sunday admission coupon in Scene magazine.

Kids Free Saturday 9/24 @ 1:05 pm
Bring your kids out to Progressive Field for the special Kids Free Saturday (limited for 12 and under)! Select ‘Complimentary Kid Ticket’ box and choose up to 3 tickets only after purchasing at least one regular adult ticket under ‘Tickets’ drop-down.
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Fly roundtrip for as little as 16,000 reward miles. Cleveland to LA is only 20,000 miles! Deal ends tomorrow.
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Located at 2221 Professor Ave in Cleveland.
Happy Hour – M to F – 5 to 8 PM – Appetizer specials, $5 wines, 1/2 off cocktails and beer
Tuesdays – half price glass pours
Wednesdays – retail wine night

Sign up to Penn Station’s Subs e-mails and you will get a certificate for a buy-one-get-one free any size sub of equal or greater value.
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Click here for a $1 off a regular sub or $2 off a large sub coupon:

I’ve been noticing that there are tons of new openings around town. Hopefully that is a good sign about the economy. Feel free to let me know of any store openings or closings and and any deals they may have. Most stores will have grand opening deals worth a visit on the first day they are open.

Starlite Lounge – Geneva
Mr Hero – Geneva
East West Brewhouse – Geneva
Ace Hardware – Middleburg Heights (thanks for the tip Terry)
Inferno Gourmet Burger Bar – Medina
The Rail restaurant – Akron Summit Mall
Cropicana – Whiskey Island
Big Lots – Great Northern Shopping Center
J3 Clothing Company – Moreland Towne Center at 34105 Chagrin Blvd
Petville – on Lakeland Blvd in Euclid
Melrose Grille – Brunswick (old Mapleside Farms)
Stumpys Pizzeria – 3868 E 71 st in Cleveland
Sitoos Pita & Salads – Garfield Heights – Lebanese cuisine
New Era Grill & Pizza – Garfield Heights
Urban Orchid – upscale floral shop at 2704 Bridge Ave in Ohio City
Tucky’s – downtown Willoughby
My Friends Cafe – Eastlake

House of Davidian rugs – 60% to 80% off now – located in Chagrin Falls
Wood Manor – Kirtland – this place has been closing for probably 5 years. But wait, the new signs I saw said Final Days! Can it be true!? The place is full of cats and the smell that hits you when you walk in will not hide that fact.

Listen at 7:18 AM on Wednesdays to WELW 1330 AM as I go over the deals of the week on the Wake Up Lake County Show. Go to to listen to old podcasts or to listen live.

Learn how to save a ton of money at one of my classes! Learn how to save 70% and more grocery shopping and over 90% toiletry shopping. Also find out how to save money on restaurants, utility bills, cell phones, travel, gas, and tons more! To view my upcoming class schedule please go to:

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Shaker Heights Main Library – Click here to register:

Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Olmsted Falls Library (waiting list)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Painesville Morley Library

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Immaculate Word Academy – Parma

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Fairview Park Library – Click here to register:

Thursday, October 13, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Nordonia Hills Library

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Kirtland Library

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Travel Class – 2 Hour Class – Aurora Community Education – Register at or call 330-562-4333. Fee.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Lakewood Community Education

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Savvy Shopper Class – 2 Hour Class – Aurora Community Education – Register at or call 330-562-4333. Fee.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Chagrin Falls Library

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Lakewood Community Education

Thursday, November 10, 2011 – Big Red Wagon Event – Willoughby Hills (at old VF Outlets store)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 – Big Red Wagon Event – Willoughby Hills (at old VF Outlets store)

Monday, November 14, 2011 – 7:00 PM – Bainbridge Library

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Amherst Library

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Brecksville Library

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