Food Bank Donations for the Penny Experiment

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With Harris Teeter Super Double coupons last week it was a great chance to pick up items for the food bank. Madame Deals is participating in the Penny Experiment. Between Amee and I last week we were able to do five transactions at Harris Teeter. The first food bank shopping trip was documented already here. So how did we do? One thing about couponing, sometimes things don't go as planned! The total was $6.86 because Amee forgot to hand over a coupon. The manager was very gracious and gave … [Read more...]

Penny Experiment: Saved 94% for the Food Bank

Woohoo! I am so excited that Harris Teeter has Super Double coupons this week! I was able to score the above for the Penny Experiment for almost free! A little re-cap. Madame Deals is taking part in the Penny Experiment which we told you about here. Basically, we are seeing how far we can stretch our pennies to buy as much food as possible for local food banks. Jeffrey, the man behind the whole idea, will be selling penny themed artwork to pay coupon bloggers for any out of pocket expenses. The … [Read more...]

Making Dollars Out of Change: The Penny Experiment

What is a penny worth? Do you stop in your tracks to pick up a lone penny? Madame Deals is excited to announce that they will be participating in the Penny Experiment. It all started when Jeffrey picked up a deserted penny on the sidewalk. As he picked up the penny, teenagers near by laughed at the act. Many people think of a penny as worthless. How many times have you heard “It is just a penny.”? That lone penny has inspired Jeffrey to start an experiment to see how far he can stretch that … [Read more...]

Click to Give

Click to Give is a charity website. All you have to do is click on this link and then click on the charity you want to help out. That's it! You will see ads on the Click to Give site, which is how they are funded. However, you are not required to participate. All you have to do is click; it takes just a few seconds! … [Read more...]

Tuesday Tip: Donate your expired COUPONS

Coupons for Overseas Troops In honor of our troops, we have started a community service project that will support our overseas troops. It turns out that overseas military families can use expired manufactures coupons for up to six months after the expiration date at the commissaries. So, instead of throwing away those unwanted and expired coupons, we are sending them overseas! Only manufactures coupons can be accepted. No Internet printable coupons can be sent. Tips for making this a great … [Read more...]

Community Calendar

Is our calendar missing your event? Dear Friends, Madame Deals believes a strong sense of community enables everyone. We would like to give those of you who live in our area a chance to announce local events on our site. The events have to be family friendly.   To submit your event, place "Community Calendar" in the subject line and email it to Please include the date and time of your event. See our Calendar HERE … [Read more...]

Coupons for the troops: Thank you for those who are still protecting us

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On 9/11 we remember our troops and the people who serve our country. We are reminded of those who we lost and how 9/11 changed our world. This is a day to take a moment of silence and be thankful that the country we live in one founded on Freedom. A country where we all can contribute in a way that is big or small. In my heart shall reside those who have given up everything for the life that I enjoy. Thank you from my family and myself your service means everything! Have your coupons expired? … [Read more...]

Women's 4 Miler & UVa Breast Care Program

Madame Deals has been reporting all summer long the information for the Womens 4 Milerrace and Training Program. The race takes place this Saturday September 5th at Foxfield. On Saturday morning, 3,300 women race participants will gather for this annual event. It is truly amazing to stand at the starting point with that many women all in support of Breast Cancer. Many of these women have been affected in some way by breast cancer. The proceeds from the race go towards the UVa Cancer Center … [Read more...]

Expired coupons? Do something GOOD with them

Coupons for Overseas Troops In honor of our troops, we have started a community service project that will support our overseas troops. It turns out that overseas military families can use expired manufactures coupons for up to six months after the expiration date at the commissaries. So, instead of throwing away those unwanted and expired coupons, we are sending them overseas! I know how much these families can use your expired coupons the guy in the picture is my husband and we were in the … [Read more...]

Community News

Dear Friends, Madame Deals believes a strong sense of community enables everyone. We would like to give those of you who live in our area a chance to announce events that you are having on our site. We will do so every Friday. The events have to be family friendly. To submit your event, place Friday in the subject line and email it to Please include the date and time of your event and a picture if you have one. Examples: Donate books, dvds, cds to the library they would be appreciated by … [Read more...]