Food Pantry Items for the Penny Experiment

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Harris Teeter Super Doubles gave us the perfect opportunity to buy more items for the MACAA Food Pantry. You might recall that we are taking part in the Penny Experiment. The goal is to spend little money and buy the most food possible for the food bank. In order to do this, we need to wait for great sales and awesome coupons! Amee and I were able to do three transactions at Harris Teeter this week for the food bank. Below is the breakdown: Transaction #1  Unfortunately, I do not have a ...

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Food Pantry Items Delivered to MACAA

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We have documented our shopping trips for the Penny Experiment. When it came time to choose a food bank to donate to, Amee and I felt that it was really important to choose a local charity. We want the food to go to people in need in Fluvanna county. I had the pleasure of meeting with one of our loyal followers, Mary, for coffee last week. Mary informed of the extreme poverty in certain areas of Fluvanna county. I had never been to the towns she spoke of. I really had no idea of the poor ...

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Help for Haiti: Fabulous Bloggers Donating

Many of you know of Crystal at Money Saving Mom. She has come up with a wonderful idea for raising funds for Haiti. Many fabulous bloggers have followed her lead. Crystal will donate $10 for everyone who blogs about how they are helping Haiti and then leaves a link to the post on her site. That is $10 per link! Simply amazing! If you don't have a blog, just leave a comment stating how you have helped with the Haiti disaster. There are at least 45 other bloggers who will also donate various ...

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Spirit Airlines Offering 5,000 Miles for Donations Made to Haiti

If you live in a Spirit Airlines hub city this is a great promotion that could possibly turn into a free airline ticket just for donating to Haitian earthquake relief. Spirit Airlines is rewarding Free Spirit members that donate $5 or more to Haiti Earthquake Reliefwith 5,000 free Spirit miles. If you have an active Free Spirit MasterCard, 5,000 miles is enough for one round-trip off-peak award ticket. Without the MasterCard you need 10,000 miles for a ticket. Spirit Airlines has several ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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! ...

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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 ...

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Caring through Coupons

I know everyone feels the pinch in our present economy. What if you could make a difference for a couple of pennies? It is possible if you coupon. I have a huge bag of health and beauty products and dry goods ready to pass on. I paid the tax on the items. I love to contribute to society by helping those in need. The main draw to  of our site is how you can do more with less. I mean I am spending less than I did before and I have more to give to others. I have more to save for my family and I ...

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