Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

There are no coupons in this week’s Blade due to the holiday weekend. Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. Many of us observe it by having a cookout and/or time with our families. I remember this as the weekend that my parents would always open our pool and I think many of the area pools will open this weekend. However you celebrate it, I hope you make great memories with your family and friends.

On the weekends that we do not receive any coupon inserts, I spend time getting rid of my expired coupons. Did you know that you can send expired coupons (up to 6 months) to our miliary overseas. Also, some of our local legion halls accept them and send them to the military. It is an easy way to give back to those protecting our country.

There are many sales at Meijer and Kroger on hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, fresh fruits, etc because it is the beginning of cookout season. I bet you didn’t know “cookout” was a season did you 😊?

Do any of you have any favorite summer recipes for cookouts or family gatherings? We have a jalapeno dip that everyone loves – it isn’t too “hot”, but has enough flavor that it is always a BIG hit at any gathering we have. Visit my blog freetastesgood.com and share your favorite recipes or browse some of our recipes under the “awesome recipes” tab.

It’s time to kick back, fire up those grills, and get cookin 😊. So often we get so busy with daily life, that we forget to be in the “moment”. If you’re like Jamie (my husband) and me, we need to just slow down and enjoy what is right in front of us. This is always a great weekend to make fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. Some of my favorite memories are around the bonfire; especially when I throw food in the fire because I have no self-control. I have been known to throw a bag of Cheetos in the fire so I didn’t eat the whole bag. Can anyone else relate?! We set the everyday chores, worries, stress aside and take a day to just enjoy life and all the blessings we have in front of us.

Also, the MudHens are home tonight and tomorrow. It is always a great time to go to a MudHens game, especially with nice weather forecasted. If you go, be sure to look for our son who is working on the grounds crew. He LOVES being a part of the MudHens’ Family.

If you are still paying full price for items, why not take some extra time today and check out our website at freetastesgood.com and save BIG? You may be surprised how easy it is and how much FUN you will have! All the cool people coupon – Just Kidding, BUT most of us do LOL 😉

Be sure to listen to 101.5 The River on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. as I will be on with Rick giving the best deals of the week and sometimes sharing some funny family stories!! I will also give a detailed breakdown of how to get each deal that I talk about.

There are also MANY printable coupons that you can print from freetastesgood.com – just go to the website and then click on the printable coupons dropdown box.

Each week I encourage you to pick up extra papers and save BIG. You will save a TON on things you buy and use every day. Did you know if you already subscribe to the Blade, you can pick up additional Sunday papers for ONLY $1? Visit freetastesgood.com and I will show you how!

Don’t pay full price, let us show you how to save with the Blade’s weekly coupons. Follow us daily on the Blade Plus FB page and the blog and/or visit us also on
FB at FreeTastesGood. Let us do all the work for you. It’s like putting extra money in the bank.

The paper pays for itself when you take advantage of all the weekly coupons. Go out and have some fun, but most importantly save money right here weekly in The Toledo Blade where Saving Money with Joni makes Cents!!