A New Chapter – Welcome The Bargain Sleuth

October 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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FlowersIt is with great confidence that I hand over the Madison Consumer reigns to Jennifer, aka, The Bargain Sleuth.

I have had a great time over the last two years sharing Madison area deals and events with all of you. I am off to focus on other projects. However, I leave you in good hands.

Jennifer is the ultimate deal seeker and will share all of her great money saving tips with you. She is a pro with coupons, grocery savings, and online deals.

If you have any topic suggestions, please get in touch with Jennifer!

I wish you all the best!

P.S. Those flowers have absolutely nothing to do with this post. It’s just a photo from our summer vacation to Canada. :)

Vitense Golfland Offers FREE Youth Platform Tennis Lessons

October 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Platform Tennis at Vitense GolflandDo you know we have Platform Tennis in Madison? Have you tried it yet?

It’s a mini-tennis court, but it’s usually played in the winter (our location is open year round). The enclosed court is 1/3 the size of a normal tennis court, and it’s on an elevated platform that has heaters underneath to melt the Wisconsin snow and ice.

I saw the Platform Tennis courts when I lived in Illinois, and it looks really fun! I’m not sure how good it would be for my tennis game, but I’d love to give it a shot.

Here’s the good news: Vitense Golfland is offering FREE youth (ages 10-17) platform tennis lessons this fall (October, November, & December). Vitense received a grant from the Madison Area Sports Commission which is why these lessons are being offered for free.

The lessons are taught by Daniel Bickett who is a certified PPTA Instructor and the Director of Platform Tennis.

Head to the Vitense Golfland website to learn more about the sport and to take advantage of the free lessons!

Pick’n Save & Copps Ad Matchup – 10/11-10/17

October 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Pick'n Save and Copps Ad MatchupHere’s Pick’n Save and Copps ad matchup (10/11-10/17) from Dannelle at Operation40K:

A few things you need to know about these stores: You can double up to five manufacturer coupons (with a value of $1.00 or less) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, thru the end of December. Your total order needs to be at least $25 before tax and after store coupons, and you need to use your Roundy’s rewards card in order for your coupons to double. Individual store coupon policies may vary, so be sure to check in with customer service….but the standard company policy is listed HERE

We have Fuel Perks Program (here)
There are TURKEY PERKS (here)
There is a Kid’s Coloring contest (

Make sure you take your own grocery bags — you get $.05 for each one. That may not seem like a lot but 10 a week, for 50 weeks is $25.00 !!

They have a Save $5 on Produce offer and a Save $5 on Meat offer, from purchasing select items this week. They are at the end of the listing. The matchup for the new coupon booklet is HERE (exp 10/24)

Produce Deals

–Look for $1/# or less for fresh, seasonal items
–Weigh bags to get the heavier ones (ex: 10# bag of potatoes for $2.99, you might get an 11# bag)
(Sorry, Aldi’s has them beat here. So does Woodman’s but I find their produce to be “old”).

Meat Deals

Meat pricing guidelines:

  • $1/# or less for bone in birds and ground turkey
  • $2/# or less for ground beef, boneless skinless chicken, ham and pork
  • $3/# or less for beef roasts and bacon
  • $4/# or less for seafood, steaks and deli meat

Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.78/# — have the meat department cut it into smaller portions or even chops for you, for FREE

Perdue Ground Chicken or Turkey 16oz $3.00
-use the $1.00/1 from HERE

Johnsonville Brats or Italian Links $3.50
-use the $1 off Johnsonville Italian sausage, SS 9/09 or 10/4

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Wistravel.com Maps Fall Foliage

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/84263554@N00/Curious about how we’re doing on our beautiful fall colors?

According to Wistravel.com, the leaves start showing their fall colors in early September.

The changes begin in the northern parts of Wisconsin and head south through late October.

If you’re wanting to know where the best colors are right now, head to Wistravel.com for more information!

Get on the road now–there are only a couple of weeks left until our trees lose their vibrant color.

Old Navy Sale & Coupon – Save $10

October 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Old Navy CouponCheck out Old Navy’s Fall’s Most Wanted sale going on now through October 16.

There are lots of great products priced under $20!

Frost Free Vests are priced $15-20, Kid Hoodies for $9, and Adult Half-Zips for just $12! Also included in the sale are sweaters, cords, graphic tees, and lots more!

Be sure to bring this Old Navy $10 off $50 or more coupon! This coupon is valid in-store only until October 16, 2012. See the details on the bottom of the coupon.

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