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I would like to take a minute and say thank you for checking out my site. I hope you find the information here useful and encouraging. I want to introduce you to my site and help you navigate what you see. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to leave them under this post and I will reply back.


To keep up with what I’m doing here, you have several options. First, you can bookmark in your browser. Many people also find that it’s nice to “Like” Deals in the Mitten on Facebook and receive updates in their Facebook feed. (Fair warning, it’s a very active page, so you see a lot of updates on Facebook.) You can also follow me at @DealsinMitten on Twitter. Other options for joining are found on the right hand side of this page. Look for your preferred connection via the buttons for RSS feed or subscribe by email as well.


I believe everyone from beginner to expert can find something new or helpful here. I’m currently working on full breakdowns of policies for each store and online resource.

You can look for coupons yourself in the Searchable Coupon Database.

Or, my personal coupon method is the full insert method and a small file for printed coupons. The full insert method simply means keeping the coupon inserts in tact and utilizing a tote bag to store them. Then when you see a “code” here on Sarah’s Deals with a date and letter combo, such as 5/1SS, you go to you inserts and find the Smart Source insert with the 5/1/11 date on the spine, then flip through the insert and find the coupon you want. Clip and attach to your list for that store.


This site is dedicated to helping you save money in Michigan. If you can’t shop it in person or online from inside the Mitten, it won’t be mentioned on this site. This site is based in West Michigan and caters heavily to that area, but branches out beyond that to include the things we do know/find out about around the state.

Weekly full matchups that in the main feed include Meijer, Target, Spartan Stores (Family Fare, D&W, Glen’s, Flepausch, VG’s & distributed stores), Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Aldi, Menards, Save A Lot, Kmart and Kroger. You will also find highlights and best deals for Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Walmart.


I’ve been sharing deals on a blog since August 2008 and am proud of the following I have built. I encourage you to do what works for you, start small and learn as you go. When possible, please consider helping out those in your community. That free item you won’t/don’t use at the store you are already shopping at? Grab one and donate it to a pantry, mission or neighbor in need.

I run reviews and/or giveaways from time to time as well. I love working with everyone from crafters who sell, all the way up to national brands, so you will see it all. If you are interested in seeing a certain product highlighted or have a company that would like to be considered for review or offer a giveaway, please contact me.

Though my blogging started as a hobby, I like you to know up front that I do make a currently small income for what I do. Sometimes it’s in the form of paid advertisements in the sidebar, sometimes in sponsored posts and mostly in the form of affiliate links (some for free printable coupons, some where you can purchase things, some for freebies or newsletters). I don’t charge you to use this site, and it’s always your choice to purchase or print from my links, but it is much appreciated as I do put a lot of time, thought and planning into this site. No matter what, I strive to keep the content relevant to topic and only agree to content that I already know/like/approve of or believe that fits. All opinions are mine regardless of any compensation received. I do not accept opportunities that require me to write a specific opinion of a product or company.

Thank you again for visiting. I hope you come back soon. And, as stated above, please ask questions in the comments or contact me via the email button on the right. I strive to respond to all comments and inquiries in a timely manner. I’m here to help you live better, for less.

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