New Bid on Milwaukee Auctions Start Today

September 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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There is a new round of auctions for items from Milwaukee area businesses starting on Tuesday, September 13th at  Bid On Milwaukee is an auction website that is run by the Milwaukee Clear Channel radio stations (97.3 Radio Now, Newstalk 1130 WISN, My 95.7, FM 106.1, AM 920 The Wolf, and V100.7).  These auctions are a good way to get a discount on something that you may have already been considering buying.  The  auctions begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and are scheduled to last until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. There are hundreds of items up for bid including:

  • A Harley-Davidson motorcycle
  • An Ecuadorian cruise for two
  • A Grand Piano
  • A Polaris ATV

Other items include lawn mowers, vacation packages, jewelry, home electronics, gym memberships and much more.  For a complete list of everything up for auction, visit the website.

Boston Store Million Acts of Goodwill Sale 9/14 - 9/28

September 13, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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goodwill (2)The Boston Store Million Acts of Goodwill Sale starts Wednesday, September 14th and runs through September 28th.  For each “gently used” item you bring to Boston Store to donate, you’ll receive coupon for 20% off any item at Boston Store.  (Some items such as cosmetics and fragrances are 15% off).  There is no limit on how many coupons you can receive - donate ten items and you’ll receive ten coupons!  As an added bonus, Wednesday September 14th is double coupon day - receive two - 20% off coupons for every item you donate!

In addition to the coupons obtained through making a donation, if you register on the Million Acts of Goodwill website, you will receive a 25% off coupon valid through the end of the sale.  By registering, you’ll also have a chance to win a $100 gift card instantly and be entered in the sweepstakes for a $1,000 shopping spree.

Pick Your Own Apples - Autumn Harvest Festival at The Elegant Farmer

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Autumn Harvest Festival has started at The Elegant Farmer.  Located in Mukwonago, the Festival runs on the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) through October 29, 2011, from 10am to 5pm.

The Autumn Harvest Festival offers a family fun apple picking experience.  Choose from 12 varieties of apples including McIntosh, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Ida Red (the variety that Elegant Farmer uses in their famous pies).

Prices for pick-your-own apples are:  $14 for a peck, $25 for a half bushel, and $38 for a full bushel.  Is that a good value you ask?  A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds, which averages out to $0.90 a pound.  That’s a great value, considering that is less than what you’d pay in a grocery store, there is a better variety than at the grocery store, you’re getting fresh apples straight from the orchard, and it’s a fun experience.  Here are a few interesting facts about apples from the University of Illinois Extension:

  • Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  • It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
  • A bushel of apples will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
  • A medium apple is about 80 calories.
  • Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin.  One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • Don’t peel your apple - 2/3 of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel.

In addition to apple picking, The Elegant Farmer offers a pumpkin patch where you can pick out your own pumpkin, tractor pulled hayrides ($3 for adults, $2 for kids, under 3 free), pony rides ($5) and rides on the East Troy Electric Railroad ($11.85 adults, $9.95 seniors, $7.75 children 3-11, children under 3 are free).

Food is also available for purchase, including make-your-own caramel apples, and the Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market has a multitude of goods available for purchase including their famous Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.

The Elegant Farmer is located at 1545 N. Main St. in Mukwonago.  For more information, call The Elegant Farmer at 262-363-6770 or visit The Elegant Farmer website.

Mayfair Mall Shop Smart Look Fab Thursdays: Spend $75, Get $10

September 7, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Mayfair Mall has rolled out a new special on Thursdays during the month of September.  During Shop Smart Look Fab Thursdays, you can get a free $10 mall gift card if you spend $75 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  To receive the gift card, show your receipts at the mall Guest Services Desk.  This offer is available every Thursday starting September 8.

In addition to the $10 bonus offer, you can enter Mayfair’s Fabulous You sweepstakes and win a trip to New York City.  Full details of the sweepstakes and Shop Smart Look Fab Thursdays can be found on the Mayfair Mall website.

Clark Howard Milwaukee Book Signing on August 31

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Consumer advocate Clark Howard will be in Milwaukee for a free book signing event on August 31st.  The book signing will take place at Boswell Books located at 2559 N. Downer Ave in Milwaukee.  The appearance starts at 7:00 p.m. 

Clark will be in town to promote his new bestselling book Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money You can purchase the book at the event, or you can bring a copy that you already own.  The current price of the book on Amazon is $10.19, 43% off of the $18 list price. 

At a typical book signing, the author will either read excepts from his book or give a talk about the subject matter.  A question and answer session usually follows. 

Clark will also be at Fox Communities Credit Union in Appleton (3401 E. Calumet Street) at 6:00 p.m. on August 30th. 

Related post: New Clark Howard Book Released Today.

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