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Milwaukee Free Extreme Couponing Classes!

Meet Jen Freeman in Milwaukee at the FREE Extreme Coupon class.  It’s time to learn how to save your family hundreds of dollars every single month.  Get all the tips and tricks I used on my shopping trips on TLC’s Extreme Couponing show.

 Jen Morris and I will be in Milwaukee for 3 days to teach the free extreme coupon workshop so you can easily save money on your household grocery store shopping trips.

Learn to save 50% at the grocery store after hearing our tried and true secrets to successful shopping beating the stores at their own game!

Watch the interview on the Milwaukee News and how Gail and Bonnie from Milwaukee saved over 50% after taking the class!  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

May 10, 11, or 12 – Two daily sessions 4pm or 7pm

Tuesday, May 10, 4pm or 7pm
Sterling Chalet
1271 Highway 175
Hubertus, WI 53033

Wednesday, May 11, 4pm or 7pm
New Berlin Banquet Center
160000 W Cleveland Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151

Thursday, May 12, 4pm or 7pm
Best Western Plus – Milwaukee Airport
5105 S. Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Share this link with your friends and we will see at the Milwaukee Extreme Couponing Events!


How to Get Great Customer Service

12:08 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

how to get good customer service

How to Get Great Customer Service


Rather than walking out of the store in frustration when you come up against bad or challenging customer service, try these few tips to help change the situation and get good customer service:

  • Be Nice: This may be difficult, but losing your temper is always counterproductive.  Be polite with whomever you’re talking to. Compliments go a long way.
  • Go Online: A complaint on Twitter or Facebook can attract quick attention by the companies. Most companies monitor the Web for issues that may hurt their brand, and respond quickly to dissolve heated situations.
  • Follow the Chain: Ask to see a supervisor. If that doesn’t work, talk to the manager, and if you’re still dissatisfied, send an email to customer service or give the 800 phone number a call.
  • Drop Names: Don’t hesitate to mention the “other guy”. If, for instance, a salesperson won’t let you use a coupon a day early, say you’re headed straight to the competition or the same store down the street that understands their policies. A little leverage can work wonders.

Over my years of couponing many times when a cashier or manager says, “this coupon can’t be used” discovering what the problem is can result in better outcomes.  Regarding coupons specifically,  ask non-threatening questions  (“what seems to be the problem” or “can you show me why this coupon can’t be used” or “what is the stores specific policy about that”)  many times you’ll end up with good results!   It gives you an opportunity to share why this is a coupon should be accepted!  I find most often it is just a simple misunderstanding of the sale or coupon that can easily be corrected.

The moral of the story can simply be ask questions and listen then listen more.  These are my best Tips on how to get good customer service.  

What have you done that has made satisfaction and great customer service for you?  Please share your secrets for success to  getting great customer service.


krispy kreme free donut day

Krispy Kreme Free Donuts

In celebration of Krispy Kreme annual Superhero Day coming on April 28, 2016. They announced buy a dozen original glazed doughnuts and getting a dozen FREE!  Our local Vegas store does participate, but always check yours.   I am taking my sweet twins…will you be going and dressing up?

Here is the announcement straight from the KripsyKreme.com website:

Customers who buy a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts at regular menu price will get another dozen Original Glazed doughnuts absolutely free at participating U.S. shops on April 28.

It’s a sweet way to celebrate the Super Heroes in your life!  Costumes are not required, just super encouraged.

Share your super hero moment with your sidekicks using #KrispyKreme. Not valid with any other coupon or offer. Valid only at participating U.S. & CAN shops.

Shops NOT participating in the offer are as follows: Albany GA;
Macon, GA (both locations), Walter Robbins GA; Spartanburg, SC; Anderson SC; Pigeon Forge, TN; CT shops


Bread Outlet Stores Saves You Dough

10:00 am

by Jennifer Freeman

Bread Outlet

How To Shop A Bread Outlet Store

If you are under the impression that a bread outlet store sells less than fresh only outdated and day old products – you are in for a surprise!!   Learning how to shop a bread outlet store can save you over 70% on bread and MORE!   The breads and products are sold within the standard of freshness for the industry.   The only items that are outdated at the store I shop are the ones they give away for free when you spend a certain dollar amount.

The bread above I paid $9.18 for, and only 1 item was outdated (by 1 day) and that was given to me for free! The Entenmann’s Outlet store that I shop in carries Bobs Red Mill products and Bear Creek products! Now, I love to make homemade bread and do it often, but I am not making buns, English muffins etc!

What I learned about shopping at a bread outlet.

  • There is a greater variety of products than in the grocery store.  I found items I love and never found in my favorite grocery stores!
  • Some items are only sold through certain stores, but the bread outlet store will take them all.
  • Many bread trucks are independently operated.  The drivers need to sell the bread..all the bread.  When particular items aren’t selling well at one grocery store they cannot move it to another store, but it can go to the outlet for sale.
  • Bread outlet stores carry a vast array of products.  Jams, coffee, tea, sauces, candy, soup mixes, beans, cookies, popcorn, crackers, stuffing mixes and more.

When shopping a bread outlet store, ask about these extra discounts:

  • Buyers club punch cards.  Earn punches based on dollar amount spent to get free items
  • Coupons? Most have a coupon of the month for buy one get one free or other deals.
  • Discounts? Military, foster parenting, seniors.  Just ask.
  • Use Valpak coupons for buy one get one free.  See Valpak coupons
  • Do they have a spend X dollar amount for a free item of the day program?
  • When do they have extra markdown days?

Don’t forget about your large local bakery stores.  We have a fabulous bakery called Great Buns in Vegas, they supply most of the restaurants in the city.  They have bread marked down each morning for $2!  The bread was baked the day before.  Call your local bakery stores and ask about their markdown policies.

If you are passing up the expensive bread in the grocery stores to save your family money, check into shopping bread outlets stores in your area-you may be pleasantly surprised!

Hot Tip:  Extend your savings by freezing the bread.  Leave in store packaging for short term freezing, or wrap in foil for up to 6 months.

Other items you find at bread outlet stores are:

  • Low-carb breads, cookies, cupcakes, moon pies
  • Popcorn
  • Pound (Mini) Cakes
  • Shortcake Dessert Shells
  • 100% Sugar Free wheat bread
  • Texas Toast
  • Home Pride Stuffing Mix
  • Meat Loaf Mix
  • Zesty Garlic Butter Crouton
  • Bagels
  • Heinz Condiments
  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Weight Watchers items

Not all will carry these items but many do, so watch for these extra savings items.




Perkins Coupon plus Free On Your Birthday

What a fab deal!  Get a 20% off Perkins coupon right off the bat and then you will also get a exclusive offers starting plus a special gift for your birthday.  Don’t forget the kids — add your family members ages 12 and under so they can get birthday gifts too!

Perkins Coupon Offer

The birthday emails will be sent to your email address.

Hot Tip:  I don’t use my actually birthday on every birthday freebie otherwise it’s too many freebies all at one time.  I use our anniversary for some and a random month for others to spread out the free stuff!!

See more FREE On Your Birthday Deals!



What’s Best To Buy In April?

11:05 am

by Jennifer Freeman

seasonal Sales

What’s best to buy in April?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items?  Wonder what’s on clearance by month?   Be CAREFUL  on purchases in April!  Retailers know that it is Tax Refund time and they are pretty limited on what discounts and deals they will offer this month.

I have compiled a list of  “when is it best to buy” certain items.  This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically.  One of my big strategies is to buy when the best price presents itself and my What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.


So, What is best to buy in April?  

The seasonal items for APRIL look like this:

Right now be snatching up the after Easter Clearance items.  Use the pastels for weddings, baby showers etc.  Think ahead to your special occasions coming up!  Re-Stock any items you will need for next Easter now! Grass, plastic eggs, bunny themed trinket toys, etc.

Look for Vinegar, food dyes, ham, eggs, & some baking supplies: sugar, spices, baking mixes, & chocolate chips.

Earth Day is on April 22,  watch for organic foods & Energy Saver products.

Final days to file taxes or request an extension to file is coming — Tax Day is April 15!

Remember:::: Be CAREFUL in April!  Retailers know that it is Tax Refund time and they are pretty limited on offering discounts and deals this month.

Used cars are a big focus this month, so if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the newer, higher priced models now is the time to enjoy even great savings as used car lots clear their inventory for the warmer weather buying season ahead. For the same reason, also look for huge sales on auto parts and accessories.

This is also the time when warm-weather clothes start to go on-sale.

Graduation season is coming up as well, so keep your sights set on sales of laptops, digital cameras, cookware sets and dorm room kitchen essentials.

April is also the time for great deals on vacuum cleaners as inventory clearances make way for brand new models coming out in June.

Clearance: after Easter sales are the time to stock up on decorating, baskets, etc for the next year. Also food coloring & sprinkles. Easter candy can be bought also to use for baking (Hershey’s kisses, etc). Final clearance on winter clothing and shoes — get the 90% off sales!

Seasonal Produce: artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, grapefruit, avocados, mushrooms, onions, peas, & rhubarb.

See all the What To Buy Monthly Seasonal  Deals and Sales


Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!