Welcome Good Day Wisconsin Viewers

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Grocery, News 

If you decided to check out Green Bay Consumer after seeing me on WLUK’s Good Day Wisconsin, welcome!  And longtime readers who may have missed the segment can see more about today’s Thrifty Thursday by clicking here.

Our goal here at Green Bay Consumer is to give people in Northeast Wisconsin useful information to help you save money.  Green Bay Consumer gives you the latest sales information from your favorite local grocery stores and a bit of online sales information, too (Just for the record–I LOVE Amazon.com).   And every day you can check the Green Bay Consumer home page to find the latest and greatest daily deals in our area from sites like Groupon, Living Social and Groucher.

We (The Bargain Sleuth and my “Wingman” Steph) write posts almost every day, from what’s popping up on clearance at our area Target stores, to the latest free or cheap events going on in the area, to using my journalism background to research which grocery store is the cheapest in town or why you might not find coupon inserts in the newsstand copies of your local paper on SundayThat’s stuff you can’t find on ANY OTHER money-saving sites.  It’s catered to you, the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.

How do you keep track of what’s going on here at Green Bay Consumer?  There are several ways you can get the latest information:

  • Sign up for a daily or weekly email on the Green Bay Consumer home page.   You’ll receive a daily email blast in the afternoon with a list of everything I’ve covered.
  • Become of a fan of Green Bay Consumer on Facebook.  All of the posts on this website are posted directly to the Facebook page.  Once in a while when I see a time-sensitive deal, the only place I will post it is on Facebook.
  • Follow GBConsumer on Twitter.  All my posts will show up on Twitter.  I also tweet interesting articles I’ve read on the topic of saving money and retweet some of my my Favorite Blogs deals.
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed.
  • We’re also on Google+
  • We’re even on Pinterest!

Looking for an article on a specific topic?  Use the handy dandy search engine on the home page.  Whether it’s the Hansen’s Pizza Warehouse Sale  or the list of coupons we actually got in our local newspaper inserts, if I’ve written about it, you’ll find it by using the search box.

I also host FREE coupon classes.  There are several lined up for the next few months.  You can find that information near the top of the Green Bay Consumer home page.  And if you’d like to host a class for your organization, feel free to Contact Me and I’ll see what I can do to help!

If you’d like to know more about the site or the people behind Green Bay Consumer, click the About tab on the home page.  Also check out the Resources to find great deals an useful information to keep your costs down?  You can click on that tab, too.  I’ve also done a handful of public appearances on local television; you can check those out under “In the Media”.

I also host FREE coupon classes.  There are several lined up for the next few months.  You can find that information near the top of the Green Bay Consumer home page.  And if you’d like to host a class for your organization, feel free to Contact Me and I’ll see what I can do to help!

If you’ve got friends and family throughout Wisconsin, they can check out my “brother and sister” sites Milwaukee Consumer and  Madison Consumer.

Green Bay Consumer values your feedback, opinions, and deals that you have found, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Good Day Wisconsin’s Thrifty Thursday: Daily Deal Sites

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, News 

In case you missed it this morning and are interested, you can check out my appearance on WLUK’s morning show Good Day Wisconsin.  I sat down with Rachel Manek for a few minutes to discuss the ins and outs of daily deal sites.

Groupon and websites like it work with local businesses and online stores to offer rock-bottom deals. They are almost 50% off or more. They only offer the deal for a limited time, too.

What sort of deals can you expect? You can frequently get ½ price deals to a restaurant or a salon or spa or even an event. My husband and I took our kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters because we got tickets ½ off on Groupon. Other deals that we’ve used includes a one-year membership to Heritage Hill, the Green Bay Botanical Garden, 75% off at furniture stores, etc.  The daily deal sites even run deals from big name stores like Coldwater Creek, Old Navy, even McDonalds.   There really is something for everyone!

  • First thing is to sign up at the daily deal website and choose your city.  After you sign up, you’ll get an email every day that they have a new local offer. You can choose if you want to purchase it or not.
  • Each deal has rules and restrictions and an expiration date so make sure you read and understand them before you buy the deal.  Most of the time you can not use your daily deal with any other discount.
  • After you purchase your deal, it will appear in your account. Depending upon the site, it could be instantaneous, or you might have to wait a few days.

You’re not just limited to the city you signed up for, either. If you’re going on vacation, you might want to subscribe to that city’s email for a while and score some discounted deals to use on your trip.

It’s tempting to purchase a ton of daily deals because of the great prices, but be realistic. How many can you actually use?

What happens if you decide you’re not going to use a deal or it expires before you can use it? You have a few choices with Groupon. You can request a refund on deals that have not expired by emailing them. If they have expired, you can still use the voucher but you’ll only get the paid value. But not all deal sites are like this so it really is important to read the terms.

Of the thousands of daily deal sites, there are a few that offer local-specific deals.  You’ll find those listed on Green Bay Consumer every day under Daily Deals:

There are also what I like to call Every Day deal sites where they just offer 50% off vouchers every day, and you can find a list of those on GreenBayConsumer.com under Resources

Thanks again to Rachel Manek for having me on this morning.

Welcome WLUK viewers!

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Grocery, News 

If you decided to check out Green Bay Consumer after seeing me on WLUK’s Good Day Wisconsin, welcome!

Green Bay Consumer’s goal is to provide consumers in Northeast Wisconsin with useful information to help you save money.  Green Bay Consumer gives you the latest sales information from your favorite local grocery stores and a bit of online sales information, too (Just for the record–I LOVE Amazon.com).  Every day you can check the Green Bay Consumer home page to find the latest and greatest daily deals in our area from sites like Groupon, Living Social and more.

I write posts almost every day, from Festival Foods sales information, to the latest free or cheap events going on in the area, to using my journalism background to research which grocery store is the cheapest in town or why you might not find coupon inserts in the newsstand copies of your local paper on SundayThat’s stuff you can’t find on ANY OTHER money-saving blogs.  It’s catered to you, the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.

I also host FREE coupon classes.  There are several lined up for the next few months and a few more in the works.  You can find that information near the top of the Green Bay Consumer home page.  And if you’d like to host a class for your organization, feel free to Contact Me and I’ll see what I can do to help!

How do you keep track of what’s going on here at Green Bay Consumer?  There are several ways you can get the latest information:

  • Sign up for a daily or weekly email on the Green Bay Consumer home page.   You’ll receive a daily email blast in the afternoon with a list of everything I’ve covered.
  • Become of a fan of Green Bay Consumer on Facebook.  All of the posts on this website are posted directly to the Facebook page.  Once in a while when I see a time-sensitive deal, the only place I will post it is on Facebook.
  • Follow GBConsumer on Twitter.  All my posts will show up on Twitter.  I also tweet interesting articles I’ve read on the topic of saving money and retweet some of my my Favorite Blogs deals.
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed.
  • Green Bay Consumer is even on Google+

Looking for an article on a specific topic?  Use the handy dandy search engine on the home page.  Whether it’s the Hansen’s Pizza Warehouse Sale,  Green Bay Packers Pro Shop Tent sale, if I’ve written about it, you’ll find it by using the search box.

If you’d like to know more about the site or myself, click the About Me tab on the home page.  Want to know some of my personal favorite sites to find great deals an useful information to keep your costs down?  You can click on that tab, too.  I’ve also done a handful of public appearances on local television; you can check those out under “In the Media”.

If you’ve got friends and family throughout the great state of Wisconsin, they can check out my “brother and sister” sites Milwaukee Consumer and  Madison Consumer.

Green Bay Consumer values your feedback, opinions, and deals that you have found, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Welcome Good Day Wisconsin Viewers

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Grocery, News 

If you decided to check out Green Bay Consumer after seeing me on WLUK’s Good Day Wisconsin, welcome!

Green Bay Consumer’s goal is to provide consumers in Northeast Wisconsin with useful information to help you save money.  You’ll find you the latest sales information from your favorite local grocery stores and a bit of online sales information, too (Just for the record–I LOVE Amazon.com).  Every day you can check the Green Bay Consumer home page to find the latest and greatest daily deals in our area from sites like Groupon and Living Social.

I write posts almost every day, from Festival Foods sales information to the latest free or cheap events going on in the area, to using my journalism background to research which grocery store is the cheapest in town or why you might not find coupon inserts in the newsstand copies of your local paper on SundayThat’s stuff you can’t find on ANY OTHER money-saving blogs.  It’s catered to you, the people of Northeastern Wisconsin.

I also host FREE coupon classes.  There are several lined up for the next few months.  You can find that information near the top of the Green Bay Consumer home page.  And if you’d like to host a class for your organization, feel free to Contact Me and I’ll see what I can do to help!

We’ve also got the 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways.  A new prize every day through Christmas Eve.  Let me tell you, we saved the best for this last week, too!

How do you keep track of what’s going on here at Green Bay Consumer?  There are several ways you can get the latest information:

  • Sign up for a daily or weekly email on the Green Bay Consumer home page.   You’ll receive a daily email blast in the afternoon with a list of everything I’ve covered.
  • Become of a fan of Green Bay Consumer on Facebook.  All of the posts on this website are posted directly to the Facebook page.  Once in a while when I see a time-sensitive deal, the only place I will post it is on Facebook.
  • Follow GBConsumer on Twitter.  All my posts will show up on Twitter.  I also tweet interesting articles I’ve read on the topic of saving money and retweet some of my my Favorite Blogs deals.
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed.

Looking for an article on a specific topic?  Use the handy dandy search engine on the home page.  Whether it’s the Hansen’s Pizza Warehouse Sale,  Green Bay Packers Pro Shop Tent sale, if I’ve written about it, you’ll find it by using the search box.

If you’d like to know more about the site or myself, click the About Me tab on the home page.  Want to know some of my personal favorite sites to find great deals an useful information to keep your costs down?  You can click on that tab, too.  I’ve also done a handful of public appearances on local television; you can check those out under “In the Media”.

If you’ve got friends and family throughout the great state of Wisconsin, they can check out my “brother and sister” sites Milwaukee Consumer and  Madison Consumer.

Green Bay Consumer values your feedback, opinions, and deals that you have found, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by!

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