Grocery Store Match ups

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  NEWS The big news here at Madame Deals is I stopped doing grocery store match-ups in the traditional way. I own a business yes, Madame Deals makes money,  In fact my blog helps support several families get the extras they want and need and in some cases helps them meet their bills. That is really the point right to help others save and to help others live their dream. I opened the Job Board to hire more of you so you could also benefit from being part of the site. I believe Madame Deals is … [Read more...]

SavingsAngel: Saving You Time & Money!

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We're going to make an assumption here:  Our readers are busy ... so busy that combing through sale flyers and coupons tends to be one of the first things which fall by the wayside in our busy lives.  Well, we have a solution for you.  It's SavingsAngel! With SavingsAngel, you create your own customizable shopping lists from hundreds of weekly matchup deals, easily compare deals between stores, search for specific products or coupons, get personalized help for beginners and great tips for … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Happiness Is …

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Happiness is ... knowing what you do makes a difference the beauty of a warm sunny day stopping to enjoy the simplest moments friends who are there through thick and thin taking the good with the bad (and knowing when to not let the bad get you down) a last minute, late night shopping trip ... retail therapy (along with tremendous savings) can brighten even a rainy night. For me today, happiness is all these things. What is happiness to … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: I Won’t Pay Full Price

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! My daughter decided she wants to play lacrosse this year.  Fortunately, her school received a grant and those players without sticks and goggles were given loaners for the season.  The only problem is she can't carry the lacrosse stick on the bus unless it's in a case.  I priced out carrying cases on the internet and learned it was going to cost about $30 to buy a new one.  Now lacrosse is something she is just trying out and I'm not going to spend … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Check Your Groupon Account

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Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of my favorite ways to save money is buying daily deals from sites like Groupon.  To name a few, I've enjoyed the savings on movies, dinner and discounted gift cards.  I make a point of recording expiration dates and reminders to use my daily deal coupons before they expire.  However, a number of times they have expired before I could use them. Good news came out this week when Groupon settled a class action suit.  The highlight … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Rain Check Shopping

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Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Yesterday's grocery shopping trip included some "rain check shopping."  If you haven't already noticed, the cost of groceries is climbing.  I have a way to combat the increase in prices.  When I go to the store and they are out of an item at a very good price, I make a note on my shopping list and ask for a rain check before I leave the store.  My collection of rain checks from my local grocery store has served me well. I was able to … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Irish?

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I'm Irish.   Technically, I'm only a quarter Irish but having been born a "Monahan," I can't be anything but Irish.  As such, St. Patrick's Day is an important holiday, one which should be celebrated with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and, in the case of my husband, green beer. I'll admit I have never cooked corned beef.  That's not to say I don't eat it, I've just never cooked it.  Amee's corned beef recipe post last week inspired me to give it a try. I guess I should clarify … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Great Meals

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of the benefits of shopping with coupons is being able to afford to put together great meals for our families.  Here are recipes for some of the meals we've made thanks to our stockpiles: Chicken Bake Just Freeze It Dinner Strata Shrimp Scampi What are some of your favorite stockpile meals?  Send your recipes (with pictures if you have them) ([email protected]) and we'll post them for our readers to try! Let us know how … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: A Fairy Tale

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of my favorite things to do when I shop to be a "coupon fairy."  Here are two ways to do this:  Look at what other shoppers are buying and then offer them a coupon or two from your stash.  Another is to leave extra coupons next to the corresponding items in the store.  Many times, these are coupons which are about to expire and which will never be used. Are you a coupon fairy?  If so, tell us your fairy tale! Let us know how your … [Read more...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Free Books

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Over the past few years, I've collected over 200 Kindle books for free.  Now, mind you, I didn't own a Kindle until a few weeks ago.  If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry because you can still get these free ebooks and read them using Cloud Reader or download a Free Kindle Reading App for your PC, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod, Android or more.  Amazon offers free Kindle books every day and they range from children's, non-fiction, romance, adventure, … [Read more...]