Money Smart Week means Super-Couponing workshops for you!

Jill teaches Super-Couponing workshop

Money Smart Week is April 18-25, 2015, and it's a week-long event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to support financial education with money-management classes! I'm proud to have partnered with Money Smart Week again this year for three FREE Super-Couponing workshops. Please contact the host library for each event to register. Want to learn to shop smart and spend smarter? Come on out and learn to save!

April 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 6:30pm - Lake Zurich, IL
Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
For more information, call 847-438-3433

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 6:30pm - Newark, IL
Charles B. Phillips Public Library District
6 N. Jackson St.
Newark, IL 60541
For more information, call 815-695-5851

Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 2:00pm - Carol Stream, IL
Carol Stream Public Library
616 Hiawatha Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
For more information, call 630-344-6108

Additionally, I'll appear on Chicago's Fox 32 morning news at 8:15am on Wednesday, April 22nd to talk about Money Smart Week and my workshops! 

Many Ibotta offers for ANY milk, coffee, TP, chips, bread and more!

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Ibotta, the smartphone digital coupon app, has new offers to load today! There are many offers for ANY brand of commonly-used items, which of course, we love. Check these out!

Offers for all participating retailers:

  •  25 cents off Lady Alice Apples (PLU # 3604)
  • 25 cents off any Toilet Paper
  • 25 cents off any Coffee
  • 25 cents off any Bread
  • 25 cents off any Tortillas
  • 25 cents off any Ranch Dressing
  • 25 cents off any Gallon White Milk
  • 25 cents off any Mayonnaise
  • 25 cents off any Lettuce
  • 25 cents off any Potato or Tortilla Chips

Load these new Ibotta offers!

SavingStar Friday Freebie: Free Hershey bar

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Save 100% when you buy any ONE (1) HERSHEY'S® Milk Chocolate bar (1.55 oz. only)..Expires 4/19/2015.Save 100%.

Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer today!

Purchase through Sunday night and receive 100% of the purchase price back on your SavingStar account.

New Checkout 51 offers: Bell peppers, onions, blueberries, bananas

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Checkout 51
Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too) has new ecoupon offers to load. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)

Offers are valid until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening.

"Pick Your Own Offer" offers:
- .25 off any bell peppers, onions, grapefruit, blueberries, bananas

Regular offers:
- .50 off yogurt
- $1 off Glade jar candles
- $1 off 2 Clorox toilet bowl cleaners
- .75 off CLR
- $1 off V05 Shine
- $1 off Soy Vay

Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.

Click to browse current ecoupon offers at Checkout 51!

FREE sample of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant toothpaste

Arm and Hammer toothpaste


Click here for a FREE sample tube of Arm & Hammer's Truly Radiant toothpaste! This is a great way to try something new, and I also like the small tube sizes for when I'm traveling...

Thanks to reader SSMark1 for spotting this!

Print now for FREE Irish Spring body wash at Walgreens!

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  $1.50 off Irish Spring Signature™ for Men Wash
Beginning 4/19 at Walgreens, 15-18oz. Irish Spring body washes will be on sale for $3.99. Buy one and get $2.50 in Register Rewards! Use this $1.50 printable. Pay $2.49 and get $2.50 back, making it FREE!

The 4/12 SS has a $2.00 coupon too. With this, pay $1.99 and get $2.50 back, making it FREE and a .51 moneymaker!

CIC and ACP release joint statement regarding All You article

Back in March, All You magazine caused a stir when its April 2015 cover story recommended readers purchase manufacturer coupons on Ebay.

This week, brands and retailers have been gathered at the Association for Coupon Professionals conference, the coupon industry's largest annual conference. All You magazine has been an ACP conference partner for quite a few years now, presenting an annual panel on consumer shopping insights at the conference.

This morning, ACP conference attendees were greeted with the following announcement:


We at the Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) and the Association for Coupon Professionals (ACP) have jointly communicated our deep disappointment and concern to All You magazine, as the magazine recently published an article advocating that its readers purchase manufacturers' cents-off coupons from Ebay auctioneers. This situation was particularly discomforting in that All You magazine has been known as having been active in the industry and knowledgeable about coupon issues.

As is widely recognized in the industry, the sale of manufacturer's cents-off coupons violates the terms and conditions printed on virtually every coupon issued in the United States. We have worked closely with Ebay over the past 18 months in order to reduce these improper auctions. This cooperation has resulted in a substantial reduction in manufacturers' cents-off coupon auctions on Ebay. Additionally, most other well-known auction sites have either prohibited or severely restricted coupon sales.

We believe this article was a disservice to readers and the coupon issuing advertisers in the publication who prohibit the sale of their coupons. It is now our sincere hope that All You magazine will 1) remove the article from any of its online versions/website; 2) retract the article in its next print edition; and 3) make a reasonable effort to educate its editors and staff about coupons to prevent a repetition of this unfortunate situation.

In addition, we also recommended that the appropriate All You editors and staff stay connected and involved in the coupon industry by attending informative seminars and conferences offered by our longtime industry associations.

New high-value printables for Quilted Northern bath tissue!

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$2.00 off any 1 Quilted Northern Ultra bath tissue

$1.00 off any 1 Quilted Northern Ultra bath tissue

Here are two great, high-value printable coupons for Quilted Northern bath tissue!

Free Kindle ebooks on Amazon today: smart spending, cooking, minimalist lifestyle

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It's time for another FREE Kindle ebook roundup! All of these ebooks are currently free on Amazon. You can read them with a Kindle device or the Kindle app! Download FREE Kindle E-reader Apps here.

Spending Smart: A Consumer's Guide to Saving Money and Making Good Financial Decisions
(Note: I highly recommend this one -- it's by Gregory Karp of the Chicago Tribune, whose articles I enjoy immensely -- and I'm featured in this book!)

How to Grill the Perfect Steak Every Time

30 Top Rated Bread Recipes

How to Start a Food Truck Business

The 21 day Minimalist Challenge

Remember, prices on Amazon can change at any time, so grab these if you're interested in them!

Browse more of today's FREE Kindle ebooks at Amazon, or browse free ebooks by category:

SavingStar Healthy Offer of the Week: 20% off sweet potatoes

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Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Sweet Potatoes at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 4/20/2015.Save 20%.

This week's new SavingStar ecoupon Healthy Offer of the Week is 20% off sweet potatoes!

Click to load this offer to your account!