Happy Thanksgiving from Green Bay Consumer

November 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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thanksgivingKristin and I just wanted to take the time to wish the readers of Green Bay Consumer a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons.  But one of the most important reasons is that it’s a day when everyone, regardless or political association or religion, can come together and be thankful.

Because of my love of all things Thanksgiving, I have some things I’d like to say about Black Friday encroaching into my favorite holiday.  But I won’t.  Suffice it to say that Kristin and I are taking off Thanksgiving and won’t be posting any hot deals.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours on Thursday.  We’ll be back on Friday morning!

Happy Thanksgiving from Green Bay Consumer

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Yes, I know I’m a little early, but Kristin and I just wanted to take the time to wish the readers of Green Bay Consumer a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons.  But one of the most important reasons is that it’s a day when everyone, regardless or political association or religion, can come together and be thankful.

I don’t talk about religion on Green Bay Consumer because I don’t believe it’s the correct forum for that discussion, yet you may realize from comments I make that I am a practicing Catholic.  Many of my friends are practicing Christians, but not the Catholic faith.  Some of my other friends do not practice any religion.  Thanksgiving is the one day where it’s all good.  No baggage allowed.  A national day of Thanksgiving.

Here are some of the things I am thankful for:

  • My crazy and beautiful family that my husband and I share.  Those four little turkeys, the future President, the deacon, the demon preschooler and the monkey.  Most of all my husband Dave.  More than 20 years since we met and I’m still glad we did.
  • My crazy and beautiful mother and gazillion brothers and sisters.   While most of us won’t get together tomorrow, they are often on my mind. Their love and support knows no bounds.  Can’t wait to see all of you for Christmas!
  • My crazy and beautiful cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and all those sisters and brothers-in-law.
  • My dear friends who are always there to make me laugh when I take life too seriously.  You know who you are.  I’m not going to name names just in case I forget.  But you guys are part of my family even if we’re not celebrating together tomorrow.
  • My former classmates from Green Bay Southwest High. Who knew that Facebook was what Classmates.com was trying to do for years?  Our 20th reunion behind us, I am looking forward to celebrating 25 years.
  • My “family” in the Wisconsin Consumer network of websites.  Jon, Jason, Julia.  I feel like I’m in my old high school “gang”.  A little creepy-weird with all the J’s, but I’m okay with that.  At least one of you isn’t named Crotch like in my real high school gang.  😉
  • Thankful for Kristin, my awesome assistant, who has taken some of the burden of the website off my shoulders.  She’s doing a fantastic job!
  • Thankful for all my former co-workers who still stay in touch.  So many time when jobs change, friendship dwindles to a trickle.  Not so with many of my peeps!
  • Speaking of which, I am thankful for Facebook, despite how much I complain about the FREE service.  It has done wonders keeping me connected to so many people from my former and current life.
  • The readers of Green Bay Consumer.   This website is for all intents and purposes a philanthropic venture.  And to be honest, some days it can feel like a huge albatross because I want to help you but have to tend to my “real life”.  Then I get an email or a comment from a reader thanking me for helping them save money.   YOU are what keep me doing this.  Knowing that I can help people and affect change in a person’s spending habits means the world to me.  And I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately so thank you!  You are a very loyal bunch and I am very thankful that you found me and decided to stick around.

Because of my love of all things Thanksgiving, I have some things I’d like to say about Black Friday encroaching into my favorite holiday.  But I’ll leave that for another time; right now I’m too thankful to complain.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours on Thursday.  We’re taking off Black Friday as well; good luck with your shopping! We’ll “see” you back here on Sunday morning!

Thanksgiving Dinner grocery comparison chart

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Okay, you’ve seen all of this week’s sales, but let’s face it.  It can be mind-boggling keeping straight who has what items and at what price.  Well, you don’t have to worry cuz look at this handy dandy spreadsheet I made for Green Bay Consumer readers!  It lists some of the many popular Thanksgiving foods and  their prices at 6 area grocery stores.  Information was gathered either through the sales flyers or by a trip to the local store yesterday and today.

The table features about 25 items so if it says “show 10”, switch it to “25”.   I know this doesn’t give you all the prices on all the items you’re probably looking for, but it should give you an overview of what store will fit your needs best.

Remember that Festival is doing it’s best to just give us all turkeys this week with all of their in-store coupon specials but there’s nowhere to reflect that on the chart.  Also, you might want to click here to check some of the more popular coupons that are out there to make your dinner more affordable.

I had so much fun putting this together for you.  Am I a dork that I find this really cool?

Enjoy and happy Turkey Day meal planning!

AldiCopps/PNSFestival FoodsPiggly WigglyWal-MartWoodmans
TurkeyButterball $1.19 lb$.02 lb less than any advertised competitor price
Fresh Cranberries-
Canned Cranberries$.89
Sweet Potatoes
Canned
Sweet
Potatoes
$1.29 Candied $.99
Box Stuffing$.69
Bag Stuffing$1.99
Canned Pumpkin$.89$.69
Sour Cream
16 oz
-$1.50-
Evaporated
Milk
$.65$.79
Canned Pineapple$.89
Canned/Jar Gravy$.89
French Fried Onions$1.99
Frozen Vegetables$1.09$.77-
Canned Green Beans$.49-
Reddi Whip-
Frozen Whipped Topping$.89
Pre-Made PiePumpkin $2.89
Apple $3.49
Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Cream of Soups$.49
Canned Black Olives$.99-
Celery$.48 w/store coupon
Canned Broth$1.29$.77
Cream Cheese 8oz brick$.99

 

Find Thanksgiving meal coupons

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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I thought I’d put together a list of many popular Thanksgiving dinner item coupons in one place for you.  This is by no means all-inclusive, but I do hope this can be helpful as you shop for your Thanksgiving meals.

Saving Star e-coupons available:
Buy 2 cans of Lucky Leaf® Pie Filling, Save $1.00
Save 75¢ when you buy TWO (2) packages of Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts
Buy any 1 Marie’s® Salad Dressing, Save $1.00
Save 40¢ when you buy THREE CANS (3) any size/variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Grands!® or Grands! Jr® Biscuits 
Save 50¢ when you buy any TWO (2) Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls
Buy 2 Wasa Crispbread Crackers, Save $1.50

CouponNetwork.com:
Video Reward: 70¢ off when you buy any Country Crock® Spread
60¢ off when you buy any ONE SOLO Product
Video Reward: $1.35 off when you buy any ONE Knorr® Homestyle Stock
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO Heluva Good!® Sour Cream Dips or Cheeses
65¢ off when you buy any ONE Dean’s® Heat ‘n Eat Dip

Other coupons you may find useful:

Here’s a list of some popular coupons that were in our coupon inserts, too:

  • $0.55/1 Land O’ Lakes Half & Half Product 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
  • $1/2 Cool Whip, frosting 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/23/2012)
  • $0.40/1 Tabasco 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
  • $1/2 Kraft Mayo 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/09/2012)
  • $0.25/1 Reddi-wip 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
  • $0.75/1 Marie Callender’s Dessert Pie, 26oz+ 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
  • $0.50/2 Keebler Ready Crust Pie Crust  11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/02/2013)
  • $0.55/1 Rhodes Bread or Rolls 11/11/2012 RP Insert (exp 01/06/2013)
  • $1/4 Libby’s Canned Vegetables 11/11/2012 RP Insert (exp 01/05/2013)
  • $1/4 Libby Canned Fruit 11/11/2012 RP Insert (exp 01/05/2013)
  • $1/1 I Can’t Believe / Country Crock, excluding Country Crock Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon, or Honey Flavored 11/11/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/09/2012)
  • $1/1 Best Foods, 22 oz+ 11/11/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/09/2012)
  • $1/2 Ziploc, containers 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/22/2012)
  • $0.75/1 Reynolds Foil, 35 sq ft, excluding wrappers 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
  • $0.50/1 POM pomegranate 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 01/31/2013)
  • $1/2 Planters Nuts, 4 – 21.5 oz 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/15/2013)
  • $0.50/2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts, refrigerated 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/02/2013)
  • $0.40/3 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/02/2013)
  • $0.40/3 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 02/02/2013)
  • $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, frozen vegetables, 11 – 12 oz 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 01/05/2013)
  • $0.40/2 Dole Canned Fruit 11/04/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
  • $3/5 Butterball Whole Turkey WYB ANY 4:  Pillsbury Crescen Rolls, Green Giant Canned Veg., Betty Crocker Potatoes or Stuffing 11/04/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/30/2012)
  • $2/2 McCormick Extracts 11/04/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/02/2012)
  • $1/2 Dixie or Dixie Ultra Plates or Bowls 11/04/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
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