Copps Double Daze, 7/21 and 7/24

Here are the best deals at Copps this week.  Remember you can only double 5 coupons, up to $1 each, w/ a $25 purchase.  Some deals are from the coupon booklet found in last Wednesday’s paper.

  • Kiwi 0.33 each
  • Green Grapes 0.99 lb
  • Iceberg Lettuce 0.99
  • Grape Tomatoes 1 pint $1.50
  • Blueberries 1 pint $2.00
  • Muffins 4 count BOGO w/ coupon in coupon booklet = 2/$3.50
  • Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat Ultra Thin Deli Shaved or Hearty Slices  $2.98 – 0.55 Hearty Slices MC from 7/11 RP or 0.35 coupon from 7/11 RP = as low as $1.88 if doubled
  • Chicken Boneless Skinless Breast Family Pack $1.99 lb (Limit 1) *This is my fresh chicken breast STOCK UP price*
  • Dannon 4-6 pk Activia $2.00 – $1.00 printable HERE or MC from 7/18 SS =  FREE if doubled
  • Dannon DanActive $2.00 – $1.00 MC from 6/6 SS =  FREE if doubled
  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 32 oz $2.00 – $1.00 printable HERE or MC from 5/23 SS = FREE if doubled
  • Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese Slices 7-12 oz. $2.00 – $1.00 printable HERE = FREE if doubled
  • Yoplait Trix, For Kids or Drinkables Yogurt 4-6 pk $2.00 – $1.00 printable HERE or 0.75/2 MC from 6/13 SS, Coupons.com = as low as FREE if doubled
  • Hershey’s 12 oz Chocolate milk $1.00 – 0.35 printable HERE = 0.30 if doubled
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz 0.88 Limit 1 w/ coupon in coupon booklet
  • Dannon 32 oz yogurt $2.00 – $1.00/2 MC from 6/6 SS = $1.00 each if doubled
  • Minute Maid Lemonade, Limeade or Punch 64 oz $1.00
  • Pillsbury Dinner Rolls, Breadsticks or French Loaf Buy 2 Get 1 Free ($2.59) – 0.75/3 MC from 5/30 GM =$1.22 each wyb 3 if doubled
  • Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese Slices 7-12 oz. $2.00 – $1.00 printable HERE = FREE if doubled
  • Clear Value Orange Juice 1 gallon $1.98 Limit 1 w/ coupon in coupon booklet
  • Stouffers Corner Bistro Melt and Soup 10-21 oz $2.50 – $1.00/1 coupon from 4/11 SS = 0.50 if doubled
  • On-Cor Traditional Family Size Entrees 28 oz $1.48 Limit 1 w/ coupon in coupon booklet – 0.75/2 printable HERE (2nd one is $1.99) = $1.97 /2 or 0.99 each
  • On Cor Redi Serve Chicken Nibblers, Strips, Patties or Salisbury Steak Frozen 9-10 oz. $1.00
  • Lean Cuisine Market Creations $2.00 – $1.00/2 printable HERE or July All You Mag = $1.00 each if doubled
  • Kelloggs Eggo Waffles $2.00 – $1.00/2 MC from 6/20 RP = $1.00 each if doubled
  • Kemps Ice Cream Sandwiches or Sundae Cones 5-18 ct $1.48 w/ coupon in coupon booklet (Limit 1)
  • Edy’s Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt $2.48 Limit 1 w/ coupon in coupon booklet
  • Red Gold Tomatoes, Ketchup, Salsa or Sacramento Tomato Juice, $1.00 – 0.75/3 printable HERE = 0.50 each wyb 3 if doubled **Get $5 off your next order when you buy 10 Red Gold or Sacramento items
  • Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.75 – 0.75 coupon from 6/27 SS or 0.50 printable at  Coupons.comSmartSource.com = as low as 0.25 if doubled
  • Old Orchard 100%  64 oz $1.28 w/ coupon in coupon booklet (Limit 1)- 0.50 printable HERE = 0.28 if doubled
  • Dove Chocolate Miniatures 8.5-9.8 oz. 2 for $4.98 w/ coupon in coupon booklet (Limit 8) – $1.00 printable HERE = 0.49 each if two coupons are doubled
  • Nabisco Chips Ahoy 5.5-16 oz $2.50 (reg price $3.69) – $1.00 Chips Ahoy w/ Reeses or Heath coupon from July All You Mag = 0.50 if doubled
  • Betty Crocker Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper $1.00 – 0.75/3 MC from 6/20 SS = 0.50 each if doubled
  • Betty Crocker Brownie Mix $1.00
  • Welches Grape Juice 64 oz $3.00 – $1.00 printable HERE or 0.75MC from 7/11 SS =$1.00 to $1.50 if doubled
  • Creamette Pasta 2 pounds $1.28 Limit 1 w/ coupon booklet coupon
  • General Mills Cereal Deal: Buy 6 boxes at regular price, get $10 off instantly and receive a coupon at checkout for a free gallon of milk (up to $3.25) on a future shopping trip WITH card.  Use $1.00/2 coupon from 7/11 SS, Coupons.comSmartSource.comPillsbury.com ,EatBetterAmerica.comBettyCrocker.com ,BoxTop4Education.com OR 0.75 Kix coupon from 7/18 SS, Pillsbury.comEatBetterAmerica.comBettyCrocker.comBoxTop4Education.com OR 0.55 or 0.60 Cinnamon Toast Crunch coupon  Coupons.comSmartSource.com OR $1 Cheerios coupons received via email if you signed up for them last month. Final Price Varies.
  • Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream 7-10 oz $2.00 – 0.75 MC from 6/27 SS, 7/11 SS = 0.50 if doubled
  • Pampers Jumbo Diapers, Baby Dry, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Easy Ups or Overnites 16-56 ct. $8.88 w/ coupon in coupon booklet – $1.50 MC from 6/6 PG, 7/4 PG or $2.00 MC from 6/20 RP, 7/4 PG = as low as $6.88
  • Duracell Copper Top Alkaline Batteries AA or AAA 4 pk, C or D 2 pk or 9 volt 1 pk $2.95 – 0.75 MC from 7/4 PG =$1.45 if doubled
  • Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent $5.98 – $1.00 MC from 7/4 PG = $3.98 if doubled
  • Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter 20-25 lb. $3.59 – $1.00 MC from 5/2 SS or printable HERE = $1.59 if doubled

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Summer Fun

It’s been a busy summer so far and we’ve done several fun things the last couple of weeks.  Here’s a brief re-cap:

  • Brian took Friday, July 2nd off from work and we spent the afternoon at Mather Heights Park.  The kids and I hang out there most Thursdays, but they REALLY wanted Daddy to get a chance to hang out there too.  So we packed up all our swimming gear after lunch and had some fun in the wading pool.  Daddy had fun giving the kids rides, pulling them around w/ pool noodles (thanks, Amy!) while they floated in their swim rings.
  • July 3rd we took our first day trip up into Door County w/ my brother-in-law’s family.  It’s his birthday tradition, and this year we tagged along.  The weather was great!  We picnicked and enjoyed the beach at Bailey’s Harbor, where we also go to watch lots of wind-surfing/para-sailing action.  After that we drove up to Sister Bay, then back down to Fish Creek where we stopped at Not Licked Yet for an ice cream.  I remember going there as a kid when camping at Peninsula State Park, so I was happy to find it and enjoy it w/ my own kids!  Then we headed over to Orchard Country, where we picked Montmorency (tart) cherries and tasted some great wines.  I am NOT a wine drinker, so I was thrilled to find some fruity wines that even I could enjoy.  I bought three different bottles, and am most excited about the sparkling wine that I’ll save for New Year’s.  Then it was one last stop for Chinese in Sturgeon Bay before calling it a day and heading home.  We all had a great day together, and all suffered a little sunburn too!  🙂  Brian and I stayed up late that night pitting our cherries and making cherry sauce (for cheesecake), cherry cobbler, and chocolate chip cherry banana bread.  So yummy!!  And I still have two bags of them frozen for future goodies.
  • July 4th was pretty low-key.  Brian and I were both sleep-deprived and I wasn’t feeling well.  I slept in REALLY late.  We spent the day at home, relaxing, then went out at night to watch some distant fireworks from our driveway and set off the last of the fireworks that we bought last summer.  The kids really got a kick out of it.  We had giant 3ft. long sparklers.  Emily was afraid to hold hers, so I had to take over about halfway.  The boys loved them.  Sam was scared of the noise of the big fireworks in the distance, but once he saw how neat they are, the fear gave way to enjoyment.  We had two fountains, the same as last year’s.  One made big sparks that look like fish jumping, the other had a variety of colors and did everything from spraying fountains, to making sparkles & crackles.  Very neat.
  • Friday, July 9th was spent packing for the weekend, so we didn’t get to do anything fun until late in the evening.  We headed up to Wabeno after Brian got home from work to spend some time at the cabin w/ family and go to Steam-Up Days.  That night we popped over to Uncle Dave’s cabin where everyone was enjoying a fire, to say hello and let everyone know we finally made it up there.  Then we stayed up late playing cards and waiting for all the kids to fall asleep watching a movie.  They were up until 11:00-11:30.
  • Thankfully the kids all slept in until about 9:00 on Saturday.  By about 10:00, the girls were all ready to head out.  Emily, Angie, Allie and I headed into town to shop the craft fair where we bumped into Sue and Aunt Barb.  Sue bought the girls each a beaded bracelet, just like last year.  Then Emily and I got cute matching anklets.  I haven’t worn an anklet in years, but find myself wearing the new one quite often!  It’s too cute.  🙂  We shopped a few stores in town, then headed back to cabin to have lunch w/ all the boys.  After some yummy sandwiches it was time for the beach!  We went over to Trump Lake, enjoyed the sun and surprisingly warm water.  We brought the dogs with us this time, thinking they’d enjoy a swim.  Haley was only slightly interested.  Onyx had never been swimming before and was a bit nervous.  Brian & Rob took the dogs for a walk to dry off and then back to the cabin so we could spend more time enjoying the beach.  That night we had a big cookout at Dave & Sue’s, followed by chit-chat around the fire, and of course we had to make a few s’mores.  We stayed up too late again, playing another card game and letting the kids fall asleep w/ a movie.
  • Sunday we all went to the Logger’s Breakfast at the Am. Legion post and spent time at the playground waiting for the parade to start.  The parade was great this year, I think a little bigger than last year.  They threw TONS of candy and the kids all had a blast grabbing it for their bags.  Angie brought paper bags that the kids all decorated for themselves to put their candy in.  Then we went back up the hill to Dave & Sue’s for a short visit, some 4-wheeler rides and clean-up, before heading back to the cabin to pack up and go home.  It was a fun weekend, and over too soon, but we definitely needed to get some sleep after that!
  • This past Thursday we missed out on our park day, but I really needed to catch up on things around the house.  That left us able to plan some more fun for Friday!
  • Friday afternoon we went to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.  We started out by the bird area, but decided to check out the new path and rock landscaping that is almost finished.  We went through the new tunnel and followed that path across the pond to the Nature Center.  We explored inside then headed out to the wildlife refuge.  The kids loved watching the otters swim and play and got a close up look at one of the wolves.  The first time we’d ever seen one come up to the fence!  We walked back over to the birds, where we had to buy our bag of corn to feed the ducks and geese.  The boys are still scared of the geese and Josh did cry a few times, needing to be led away from a goose in his path.  Another fun afternoon and the kids all said they had a great time and can’t wait to go back there with Daddy.
  • Friday night we decided to use our TimberRattler tickets from a rained out game in April.  Emily got a free ticket and discount tickets for the rest of us through the reading program at school.  We decided to go on Friday because it was Family Night and there were lots of special events going on.  It was Fang’s (the mascot) birthday, so various mascots from other local sports teams and businesses were walking around the stadium, taking pictures and giving autographs to the kids.  Each child got an autograph sheet w/ pictures of all the mascots on them.  They had so much fun seeking out the mascots and trying to get signatures.  Sam & Josh got noticed by the gals who were with Ace, the Green Bay Gamblers hockey mascot, and asked to take a picture of them w/ Ace, because they were “so cute!”.  The kids didn’t much get into the baseball game, but I did have fun explaining a little bit to Emily about how the game works.  After the game, there was a fireworks show set to the music of The Beatles.  They did a great job and the kids LOVED their first up-close big fireworks.  I was so glad we got to see some after not going out on the 4th.  Then it was time for the kids to run the bases.  We filed into a VERY long line, which was very misdirected, but eventually got out onto the field.  Josh missed a step and fell down, scraping his knee pretty bad, so “ran” the bases being carried in Daddy’s arms.  The kids all had huge smiles on their faces.  They thought it was pretty cool to be out on the field where they just watched the game being played.
  • The rest of the weekend was a fairly lazy one.  We stayed home, got some housework and yardwork done, and also spent some time playing computer games and watching movies.  Brian took down a few trees today.  We cleaned that up and also cleaned out the wood scraps and rocks from under our tree house, so Brian can build a sandbox under there for the kids.  Not sure when we’ll get  to that project, but at least the area is cleared for it now.

The rest of our summer has much more fun in store.  I think we have something going on every weekend, now through Labor day.  I’ll try to update when I can.  Hope everyone is having fun this summer!!!

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Copps Double Daze, 7/7 and 7/10

Not a whole lot of deals at Copps this week.  I know I’ll be making just a light shopping trip, if I go at all.  Here’s the best I saw…

  • Green Grapes, 0.99 lb
  • Roundy’s bread, 0.88
  • Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat, $2.00 – 0.55 MC from 6/6 RP =0.90 if doubled
  • Oscar Mayer Regular Lunchables, 0.99, Limit 2 w/ in ad coupon
  • Kraft Cheese 100 Calorie Pack, $1.66 – $1.00 IP from HEREHERE, HERE = FREE if doubled
  • Dannon Activia Yogurt 4 pack, $2.00 – $1.00 MC from 6/6 SS, IP from HERE OR 0.50 IP from HERE = FREE or $1 if doubled
  • Dannon Activia Yogurt 24 oz, $2.00 – $1.00 MC from 6/6 SS, IP from HERE OR 0.50 IP from HERE = FREE or $1 if doubled
  • Dannon Fruit on the Bottom, Classic Flavors or Light & Fit Yogurt 6 oz., 0.50 – 0.40/6 MC from 6/13 SS =0.37 each if doubled
  • Roundy’s Gallon Milk $1.98, Limit 1 w/ in ad coupon
  • Lean Cuisine, $2.00 – $1.00 IP HERE or $1.00/5 coupon from 5/2 SS = as low as FREE if doubled
  • Haagen Dazs, Edys or Skinny Cow Single Serve Ice Cream Cups, $1.00 – $1.00/3 coupon from July All You OR 0.50 Skinny Cow Single coupon HERE  = as low as FREE to 0.33 each if doubled
  • Kraft Dressing, $1.33 – 0.55 coupon from HERE =0.23 each if doubled
  • Act II Microwave Popcorn, $1.25 – 0.40 coupon from 6/20 SS = 0.45 if doubled
  • Juicy Juice 4 or 8 pk or 64 oz., $2.50 – $1.00/2 coupon HERE, HERE, OR $1.00/1 coupon from  HERE = as low as 0.50 if doubled
  • McCormick spices, 33% off
  • Roundys Cookies or Crackers all varieties, 2/$4.00, get coupon on receipt for FREE Roundys Milk 1/2 Gallon wyb 2
  • General Mills Cereal or Granola Bars, $1.99 wyb 6 (must buy 6)
     I am giving a list of coupons, but don’t know what is included in the sale:  Lots of GM coupons HERE , $1.50/2 coupon from HERE, OR $1.00 coupon for Total HERE (IE) HERE (FF), HERE, OR 0.55, 0.75 and $1.00/2  coupon HERE, OR $1.00/2 coupon HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, OR 0.75 coupon from  HERE .HERE = Final price varies, as low as free
  • Cheeze-it crackers or Keebler Cookies/Crackers, 8 for $20 or $2.50 each, Buy 8 and get a coupon for 2 gallons of milk (up to $3 per gallon) – $1.00 Wheatable coupon HERE, OR $1.50 Wheatable coupon HERE, HERE, (if included in sale) OR $1.00/2  Town House Coupon 6/6 RP = Final price varies
  • Chicken of the Sea tuna, $1.00 – $1.00 IP from facebook promo = FREE
  • Disney Childrens Vitamins 60 ct. BOGO – $1.00 IP from HERE = $3.99 for 2 or $1.98 each if doubled
  • Buy $25 worth of select Proctor and Gamble products in one transaction and receive $5 off your next shopping trip.  You must use your Roundy’s card to get the $5 coupon at the end of your receipt.  Go HERE to get a list of potential P&G sale items for this deal.

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Strawberry Picking

We made our 3rd annual trek to Blaser’s Acres to pick strawberries on June 19th this year.  Last year we got there at the end of the season and the selection was not good.  This year we timed it just right.  There were big, beautiful berries everywhere!  We picked a grand total of 26.5 pounds this year!  My goal was to make enough strawberry jam to last one year and I’m pretty sure I succeeded.  I filled 19 pint jars and 8 half pints.  Last year’s jam didn’t go very far and we were so sad when it was gone.  Now we have enough that we may even have to give some as gifts!

The kids helping us find "good ones"

26.5 lb. haul

Hubby hulling all the washed berries while studying

Jam! Lighter jars are made w/ pectin, dark is w/o.

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Mailbox Freebies

Here’s another post to show you all the fun things I get in the mail now.  I never knew looking in the mailbox everyday could be so much fun!

Being Girl pack (came w/ FREE Always and $2 Tampax Pearl coupons that I used already!), Revlon lipstick, eb5 facial cream, Pantene shampoo & conditioner w/ coupons, Breathe Right strips, Old Spice body wash, Secret clinical strength deodorant, Food&Wine magazine

Playtex pack, Kraft flavored Mayo packets, child safety tatoos, Red Gold tote bag

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Busy Summer

I thought summer was supposed to be lazy?  So far, that is definitely not the case here.  I’ve started a new schedule at work for 9 weeks of the summer, working Monday through Thursday mornings, roughly from 9am to noon.  After that, it’s errands and trying to keep the house in order.  I’m taking some mandatory time for fun though, otherwise we’d spend way too much time at home, like last summer.  Thursday afternoons will find me and the kids hanging at the park w/ my friend Amy and her kids.  They all get along great, which makes it a somewhat easy and relaxing playdate.  Friday is my official day off and I’m hoping to spend most of these Fridays doing something fun with the kids.  So far, two weeks in, the Fridays off have been nice.  It does feel like a “long weekend”, which is what I was hoping for.  I’m going to TRY to chronicle the activities we do this summer to help me remember the fun times we had.

Our first Friday was spent at Pamperin Park, which we love.  We met another mom of twins there for a short while and it was nice to meet someone new.  We had a picnic lunch and then let the kids play.  She had to leave early so her kids could nap, so my kids and I stayed a while longer.  We had a little photo shoot so we could make a nice Father’s Day gift for Daddy (which turned out great!).  We walked along Duck Creek and saw two Herons hanging out in the water, catching fish for lunch.  It was a really enjoyable afternoon.  After the park we went home to cool off with some ice cream and a movie.

Unfortunately our second Friday was not a fun day.  We spent the day at home while our new furnace and air conditioner were installed.  Our AC unit decided it was done for good, and I was starting to suffer.  My asthma is really sensitive to humidity and with the warm, humid weather we’ve been having, I was resorting to using my inhaler a lot more than I’d like to.  Since our furnace was also really old and surely needed replacing as well, we decided to do the smart thing and replace everything at once.  In the long run, it will save us a little money and now we know we have a system that shouldn’t fail in the dead of winter!  It’s also a much more efficient hybrid system, which is supposed to considerably lower our energy costs.  I will be anxious to see what our energy bills look like this winter!

This week I have a moms of multiples club meeting, and I am running the program for the first time.  I decided to host a craft night and found a fun project for us all to make together.  I’ve been busy preparing for this also.  Lots of paper to cut!  I also spent some time labeling all the tools I’ll be bringing with me.  My scrapping supplies don’t often leave the house, so I tend to label things right before I need to take them somewhere.  🙂  I started making mine to show the ladies on Thursday night and will save at least one page to make while they watch.  We’re making mini-albums out of empty toilet paper rolls.  I know it sounds weird, but it is definitely one of the cutest “trash to treasure” projects I have ever seen.  I’ll try to post pictures when mine is finished.

Looking forward to the upcoming holiday weekend.  Our plans are still up in the air, but we do hope to catch some fireworks, get some landscaping done, and just enjoy the time together.  Maybe we’ll catch a drive-in movie and pick some raspberries up north.  Really not sure yet.  Hopefully we’ll get it all figured out soon.  The weekend is almost here!

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This year’s deck garden

After a successful first run of container gardening on the deck last year, we decided to do it again and add a few more plants.  This year we have 4 basil plants, 4 tomatoes, 2 green peppers, and 1 parsley.  The plan is to use most of the basil for pesto, which I can make and freeze in batches as more leaves reach a nice big size for picking.  The tomatoes will make some nice salsa again.  We also made pizza sauce last year, which I liked, but hubby did not care for.  So, we’ll be trying some new recipes this year as well.  The peppers are a first, so we’ll see what kind of crop we get there.   My parsley plant is getting huge and I have yet to actually use any of it.  I really need to start throwing some fresh parsley in my cooking!  🙂  I guess I can always use it for a fancy garnish next time we have dinner guests.  I’ve been debating trying to dry some of it also.  Here’s our container garden progress so far…

Here is the garden on May 31st.  We planted our pots a little early this year.

Can’t fit the whole lineup in one picture anymore.  I’ve had to space the pots farther apart as our plants have grown.  Here’s the garden on June 28th…

Parsley & Basil

Tomatoes

Green Peppers

As you can see, I really need to use some parsley!  And I need to pick a bunch of basil & make pesto this weekend.  We already have some little green tomatoes on each plant.  The pepper plants have each had a couple flowers on them, so we should start to see some little peppers growing soon!

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