Favorite Posts at Madame Deals for 2009

Madame Deals was created in April 2009 and we are so thankful for all of you that have stuck with us as we figure out the blogging world! We are also grateful for all of our new readers. Madame Deals has come a long way since April and we are looking forward to changes and growth in 2010. In case you missed some of our posts, below you will find a list of our favorite posts in 2009! Learning the Grocery Store Cycle: There is a six week cycle to grocery store sales. Stockpile Organization: Get … [Read more...]

Request a ConAgra $17 coupon Booklet

ConAgra has a new coupon booklet you can request via snail mail. It has $17 worth of coupons in it! Hopefully it will arrive in time to use towards the ConAgra mail in offer! Copy & paste the following into a new browser window: startsampling.com/sm/101044/captureAddress.iphtml?item=101044&source= Thanks Coupons Deals & More! … [Read more...]

Amee's New Years Resolution

So they say if you do not announce it, you will not do it. I am going to look at the bright side of everything. I will embrace the unexpected and live up to the challenges that it may bring. I hope you all stay safe and may 2010 be a year filled with love, health, and happiness! Here are my smart goals: SO I Realized I should have money savings goals since that is what we teach around here. We intend to buy a new to us car. We have the money to pay cash for the car already. We may take out a … [Read more...]

Renae's Personal Goals For 2010

It's that time of year again; yes the goal setting and New Year's Resolution time. Many times people make New Year's Resolutions only to be broken a short time down the road. I decided to set goals for 2010. If you are looking to set goals this year, Make sure they are SMART goals. SMART Goals: S: Make your goals Specific. M: It is important to make your goals Measurable. Otherwise, you will never know if you have achieved your goal! A: Your goals should be Attainable. Although setting high … [Read more...]

Ask a Teacher: Holiday money, now what?

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This year we decided to focus on how to make DOLLARS out of CHANGE. The easiest way, in my opinion, is to start talking to your children about the value of money and teach them to save. My children received a lot of money for the holiday because I implement the one gift per child per person rule. If someone would like to spend more, then they give my children checks, savings bonds, or gift cards to be used later. This is our formula for success: 1) Cash the checks and get cash (I even get cash … [Read more...]


We wanted to thank all of the people who helped us collect 20lbs of coupons to send to the troops. We appreciate your effort to help our troops. We are proud to call the Fluvanna Library, Mail Boxes Express, and the Child Connection center our partners in our do good mission. If you would like to learn more about this program click here. Make Dollars out of Change by starting your own coupon swap boxes like we have housed at the Fluvanna Library. Then donate your unused or expired coupons to the … [Read more...]

Rachel Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday?: Fajita Nachos

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! So I know Renae is going to cook from her pantry this January . I am afraid I can't do that at the moment, since we would be eating holiday candy and cereal! I did look for something that Renae and those of … [Read more...]