Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Favorite Deals

  • Woodman's Food Market is a grocery store with great selection and good prices (most everything is cheaper than Pick 'N Save anyway).  There is one just off of Highway 45 at the WI-145 exit.  They accept EBT, checks & debit but not credit cards.
  • Aldi's has really good prices but limited selection.  Also no credit cards.  You need a quarter for the shopping cart.
  • Your child can read OR listen to books to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the library to receive a packet of prizes, that includes a pass to the Milwaukee County Zoo and a free ticket to a Milwaukee Brewer's game.  
  • If you have a .edu email address you are eligible for 6 free months of Amazon Prime through Amazon Student.
  • American Express Delta card is a good card for earning free miles (and 1 free checked bag per person traveling with you--up to 9).
  • Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay is a fun little amusement park with no admission charge and parking is free.  Buy tickets for $0.25 each.  Rides cost 1 to 2 tickets.
  • Groupon--if you've never tried it, check it out. 
  • Grow live herbs:  fresher, cheaper and last a lot longer.  (I can never use all of a bunch of cilantro before it goes bad.) 
  • Check out, or for great deals.
  • The Splash Pads and Wading Pools in the Milwaukee County Parks system are all free.  Great summer activity for the kids!  Check out the locations & hours for wading pools here and splash pads here.
  • Goodwill--what needs to be said?  It's super convenient to shop at Target and the adjacent Goodwill in the same trip.
  • There are many free "concerts in the park" in the summer.  Here is a schedule for the one at Hart Park.  Here's a schedule for Summer Arts in the Park at Wisconsin Lutheran college.
  • Tip:  create a filter in your email to collect all your deal emails into one folder.  It's a great way to keep all the deals in one place and to de-clutter your inbox.
  • "like" companies on Facebook for coupons
  • Free Digital has the best free kits I've found.  Other sites will email you the freebies.