Taking out the Trash: Dollar Tree accepting coupons, Monopoly pieces, weekend activities and more
Time for another edition of Taking out the Trash, the semi-regular posts that may or may not have something to do with saving money but are not specific deals. I have a lot on my mind so I’m cleaning out the “garbage” in my head by Taking out the Trash.
- Remember the other day when I talked about heading to Casco to pick apples, Renards for 50% off cheese, then on to von Stiehl in Algoma? I decided to take a look at see when crops would be ready at area apple orchards. Well, hokey smokes, Bullwinkle, Hillside Apples in Casco is already picking a few varieties!!! Once the majority of apple places have opened, I’ll give you a rundown.
- With the school year starting, one of the things I look forward to is… egg coupons. ??!?!? If history serves us well, then the Incredible Edible Egg will issue coupons on their Facebook page some time in September. They are good for any brand egg so you can buy anything from organic to store brand. Don’t worry; I’ll let you know if/when it comes out. It’s one of the few specific coupons I ever mention.
- Speaking of school year, there are a few slots available for FREE haircuts at JC Penney salons for kids in grades K – 6. Click here for more information
- Remember when the Monopoly game began at Copps/Pick ‘n Save stores and I asked for input? Well, the guys over at Milwaukee Consumer have compiled a list of “rare” pieces for this popular game based upon reader response. I’m very curious to know if any of you have won a decent prize and not more game pieces!
- In case you missed the business news this week, Dollar Tree stores nationwide will begin accepting coupons starting Sunday August 26th. While most of their store is not brand name, they do carry some brands like Palmolive, Hersheys and Kraft products. Your favorite big-time bloggers like MoJo Savings are starting match-ups so you can check them out here.
- A reminder that there’s a few days left of Kids Free Week at Heritage Hill. Up to four kids get in free with one paid adult admission ($9.00).
- Don’t forget about Artstreet this weekend. Besides the artwork, I’m actually looking forward to the entertainment Sunday afternoon as the festival winds down so that is on our to-do list.
In other news…
The upcoming school year means a lot of things to parents, but one of the things it means to me is Clothing Organization Time. Don’t you just hate that? I used to love looking at the next size of clothing for my son and daughter. A lot of it was because I was remembering the great deals I got on all the clothes. That was before I had two more girls and had to organize so many different sizes!
Pulling out the fall and winter clothes, saving the older girls’ clothes for the younger ones, sorting through the ones that didn’t fit right, shipping my son’s off to a friend, bagging up the youngest’s for friends or family. Yikes, that’s work! A lot of people have suggested I have a rummage sale with outgrown clothes, but it already takes so much time to switch out clothes, I’d rather Pay it Forward and give the stuff we don’t need to someone else than deal with more work!
This kids are switching schools this year and my third is entering Pre-K. At least I think she is. She still hasn’t been assigned an AM or PM class time yet. While the list for supplies is pretty generic, the list for the AM class is completely different than the PM class. Grr. I like to plan things, don’t you? It’s just over a week away.
Not that I’m counting down or anything…
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!