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By Suzy $mart
Happy Monday, Suzy friends. Hope you had a terrific Mother’s Day weekend. Mother Nature blessed us with some rain which put a damper on our plans. We had hoped to get our veggies set out in the garden, a ritual we traditionally save for Mother’s Day. But Mother Nature knows best, and we got the very kind of rain we needed for slow-soaking of dry grounds. It’ll be back to the planting plan when things dry up a bit. Can’t wait for those delicious fresh veggies.
On this mid-May Monday we’re offering a great giveaway, thanks to our friends at the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Giveaway: Night’s lodging at Lake Cumberland
Get a free night’s lodging at the Lake Cumberland Resort Park lodge before April 30 next year, Sunday-Thursday, based on availability. Suzy and her family have been there many times over the years so I can vouch for the good, family-friendly time you will have. We’ve rented houseboats and pontoons there for great, good times the grandkids are still begging for again.
Lake Cumberland is a great fishing and boating destination – with more than 60,000 acres of water and 1225 miles of shoreline. The park has 76 rooms, 30 cottages, camping and an indoor pool.
The kids will be out of school soon. Celebrate with a great adventure and a little time away to celebrate their hard work and a successful school year.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address – and share a story about your best money-saving lesson learned or share a helpful hint you think Suzy’s readers would appreciate. Simple as that. Deadline is 8 a.m. Friday, when the lucky winner will be announced. Remember – you can’t win if you don’t enter! Good luck!
Go green cleaning
Some old-fashioned ‘green’ cleaning tips, using ordinary household products you very likely already have on hand. Try these:
• To clean your walls, combine one-half cup on ammonia, one-quarter cup of white vinegar and on-fourth cup of washing soda with one gallon of warm water.
• Always start washing walls from the bottom. If dirty water runs down over already soiled areas, it can leave streaks that are harder to remove.
• Erase light marks with gum erasers you can find a stationery and art-supply stores – or rub the soiled areas with chunks of fresh bread.
• Sprinkle white talcum on a clean powder pug and rub it over the spot, repeating ‘til the grease disappears, or make a past of cornstarch and water, let it set for a few hours, then brush it off. Repeat if necessary.
Featured coupons: Drug Store Monday
Here are the coupons at your favorite drug stores this week, thanks to Moneysavingmom.com
• Dial Hand Soap at $2.79 – Buy One, Get One Free, Buy 6 and use $3/6 printable, $0.89 each after coupon
• Cottonelle Toilet Paper – $5, Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 5/13 SmartSource insert, Plus use $1/1 Walgreens printable, $3.50 each after coupons
• Purex Liquid Detergent – $2.49, Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 5/13 RedPlum insert, $1.99 after coupon
• Insect Control – $8.99, Raid Max Bug Barrier, OFF!Clip On Starter Compact, Use $3/1 coupon from the 5/6 SmartSource insert or printable, Plus use $1/1 Walgreens printable, $4.99 after coupons
• Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste – $0.99, Use $1/1 coupon from the May All You magazine, Or use $1/1 coupon from the 4/15 RedPlum insert, Free after coupon
Walgreens Register Rewards
• Buy 1 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers at $1.49, Get $0.50 Register Rewards, $0.99 after Register Rewards
• Buy 2 Softsoap Bodywash at $3, Get $3 Register Rewards, Use 2 $0.75/1 coupon from the 4/15 SmartSource insert, $0.75 each after coupon and Register Rewards
• Buy 1 Starbucks Refreshers at $0.99, Get $0.99 Register Rewards, Use Free coupon from the 4/29 Pepsi Moments to Save insert, Free plus overage after coupon and Register Rewards
• Buy 1 MidNite or NatuRelief at $5.99, Get $5 Register Rewards, Use $1/1 coupon from the 5/13 SmartSource insert, Free after coupon and Register Rewards
• Buy 2 Boogie Wipes at $8, Get $8 Register Rewards, Use 2 $0.50/1 printable, $3.50 each after coupon and Register Rewards
• Buy 1 Schick Hydro Silk Razor $8.99, Get $3 Register Rewards, Use $4/1 coupon from the 5/13 SmartSource insert, $1.99 after coupon
• Gillette Mach3, Sensor3, CustomPlus3 or Venus Disposable Razors – $7.49, Get $1.50/1 UPR, Buy 2 and use Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 4/15 RedPlum insert, And use $2/1 coupon from the 5/13 P&G insert, $1.25 each after coupons and UPR
• Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops, Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies – $2, Buy 3 – Get $2 UPR, Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable, Or use $0.70/1 coupon from the 4/1 RedPlum insert, As low as $0.64 each after coupon and UPR
• Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers – $3.50 (must buy 2), Buy 2 – Get $2 UPR, Buy 4 and use 2 Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 4/29 P&G insert, Plus use $3/2 coupon from the 5/13 P&G insert, Free after coupons and UPR
• Single Serve Candy, Mentos or BreathSavers – $0.50, Use $0.50/1 May Rite Aid Video Values, Free after coupon
• Softsoap Bar Soap – $2.99, Get $2 UPR, Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 4/15 SmartSource insert, $0.24 after coupon and UPR
• Visine – Prices start at $5.29, Get $3 UPR, Use $2/1 printable, Plus use $1/1 May Rite Aid Video Values, Free after coupons and UPR
• Zantac – $7.99 Get $2 UPR, Use $5/1 printable or coupon from Redplum insert
• Buy 2 Softsoap Body Wash, 4 Pack Bar Soap, or Liquid Hand Soap at $3.50, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1), Use 2 $0.75/1 coupon from the 4/15 SmartSource insert, $0.75 each after ECBs
• Buy 1 Dial or Tone Bar Soap (2-3 pack) at $1.88, Get $1 ECB, $0.88 after ECB (Limit 1)
• Buy 3 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Keebler Club Crackers, Cheez-Its, or Nabisco Cookies or Crackers at $1.34, Get $1 ECB (Limit 1), Use $1/3 printable, $0.67 each after coupons and ECB
• Buy 1 Pantene Pro V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler at $3.47, Get $1 ECB (Limit 1), Buy 2 and use Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 4/29 P&G insert, $1.23 each after coupons and ECB
• Buy $20 in participating Finish, Air Wick or Lysol Products, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Have a great week, Suzy friends. Enter the Lake Cumberland giveaway. See you tomorrow.