Sodium in food from KFC, Sonic, Cici’s, Taco Bueno, Carl’s Junior, Burger King, Arby’s

Harvard Medical school says getting less sodium (the problematic component of salt)
in the diet lowers blood pressure. The American Heart Association urges us all to cut
back on salt. Hyper-tension is the silent killer.  A lower-sodium diet (no more than
2,300–2,400 mg a day) is good for people who  have high blood pressure or diabetes.
However, people with heart failure or kidney disease are advised to keep their sodium
intake under 2,000 mg a day.

Below are samples showing the sodium, taken right from the  company’s own website:

KFC
Chicken Breast, original recipe-  1,080 mg sodium; 360 calories in that one piece.
Mashed potatoes 530 mg
Macaroni and cheese 830 mg of sodium
Biscuit 530 mg sodium
Mountain Dew 70 mg sodium (Dr. Pepper has 80mg)
(That link allows you to click on the items you want to eat and it will build it for you to see how much sodium and calories you will be getting. It isn’t pretty! )
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SONIC
Foot long hot dog – 1,970 mg of sodium (82% of total daily fat allowance) and 55g of fat!
Sonic burger -with mayo. 820 mg of sodium, 640 calories
Jr Burger – 480 mg of sodium!
Bacon Cheeseburger- 1,060 mg sodium
Regular  cheeseburger with mustard 1120 mg of sodium  (710 calories)

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CICI’S BUFFET
1 slice from buffet Beef pizza- 357 mg sodium per slice! (and this isn’t  the worst!)
Pasta salad 443 mg sodium
Hot wing sauce 1411 mg sodium in 2 oz
Apple dessert  158 mg sodium

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TACO BUENO
Beef Taco 440 mg sodium/ Chicken Taco 410 mg
Muchaco Beef 877 mg sodium
Burrito 1590 mg sodium
Chicken potato burrito 928 mg
Muchaco 877 mg sodium
Chicken Bueno Chilada 2090 mg
Mexidip and chips 1862 mg
Mucho Nacho   4,150 mg (yes, you read that right!)
Tostado 932 mg
Chicken Tortilla Soup 1430 mg
Chicken Nacho Salad 1911 mg (713 calories)
Beef Taco salad 1705 mg (1,043 cal)
Refried beans 1787mg
Salsa 366 mg
Mexican Rice 1287 mg

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CARL’S JR
Famous Star 1120 mg sodium; 680 calories
Chicken sandwich, charbroiled 1280 mg, 580 calories
Salad, Chicken  790 mg sodium, 350 calories before adding dressing. (Low fat Balsamic is 480 mg sodium!)
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BURGER KING
Whopper 1390 mg sodium, 1180 calories
Chicken sandwich 1620 mg sodium, 1170 calories.
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Just because it wasn’t listed on here does NOT mean it is safe. Do your own research the next time you are tempted to eat out at Arby’s, McDonalds, Subway, etc.   Google the companies website along with the word nutrition.  Example:
olivegarden.com
arbys.com

America is suffering with all the fast food and junk food being advertised. This is serious stuff. Experts tell us that our kids will die at a younger age than the parents and grandparents  unless we teach them and protect
them now.

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Humidifiers in winter help keep house warm.

Hot water for oatmeal and Grandma’s coffee made the kitchen toasty warm
on cold winter mornings when we came down the stairs for breakfast
at Grandpa and Grandma’s house.

Steam in the bathroom for those really warm showers requires the opening
of the door to let out some of the heat.

A warm humidifier  can help warm a room rather quickly n the winter.
Even the box it came in shows one of the benefits is that it helps cut down
on heating costs.

Works for me!

 

 

 

 

 

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Tulsa World is not going to charge you, the subscriber, to get ads???

I called the  Tulsa World newspaper and asked about the blip on my bill that states:
Your subscription includes delivery of Tulsa World on Thanksgiving Day
You account will be charged a premium rate for the Thanksgiving Day delivery….

P icon with a newspaper

Image credit: Jazzman

The nice lady said was that subscribers will be billed for two days delivery instead of one because the advertisers  put  Black Friday ads in that  newspaper.

Huh? Seriously?

Why should we be paying for the stores to advertise to us? The advertisers pay the Tulsa World to
advertise there and Tulsa World wants us to pay to see the ads. Good grief! I am not
that stupid. I don’t want the ads in the first place and they go right into the recycle. So give me a break on price if I want get them!

If this is Tulsa Worlds way of forcing us to go digital and read the newspaper on line then they need to fix their problem….We have laptops, a PC and iphones. However, there is so much junk (advertising, videos and words) on the TW online newspaper that  it hoses up any of the devices and we cannot read it without  numerous problems.  So we still get the hard copy.  Plus, I like getting the coupons, when there are some n the Sunday paper.) I do not like printing coupons from the internet since I’d have to pay for ink and paper to print, thus I’d be “paying to save money”.  (How dumb is that?)

Who is most likely to not choose a paper copy of the newspaper over digital….someone like me who has had a subscription consecutively for many years? So, as a very long time subscriber I have helped support  the Tulsa World  yet I will  now be penalized for some stupid idea someone thought up.  Does Tulsa World not have anyone who thinks things through to the end???  Just wondering also, how/why Tulsa World would charge online subscribers for their “share” of all the ads?

Tulsa World needs to hear more feedback about the brilliant  “charge the subscriber for the Black Friday ads”. Let them  hear from you, NOW…if you don’t want to be penalized in November.
Simply call 918 582-0921 and let them know if you do NOT agree with this asinine, ill-conceived idea. (I told them that it might cost them a subscriber, if they do this. Not so sure Tulsa World considered the cost of this ludicrous idea,  but maybe, if they hear from enough of us they will “get it”.)

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GRANDMA’S DISHES

 

When Grandma passed on, family members chose remembrances from her possessions.
Selected first were dishes  she had used daily, to lovingly serve meals. I am sure that each of us had made a few of the chips.
Passed over were the “good dishes” in her “china closet”, which were used only for special occasions.

Friends outside the family gladly accepted her “good dishes”.

Enjoy the lovely things today and make memories now of what you want your loved ones to cherish.

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Paper plates are easy but …….. A gorgeous table set once a year at the holidays with your wedding china (or even better, the china that you inherited from your mom or grandmother) just might make sweet memories for your heirs.
 

 

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Tulsa Area Stores Open on Thanksgiving 2013

CHRISTMAS SEASON 2013 KICKOFF

  • Bass Pro Shops  101 Bass Pro Drive, Broken Arrow  8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, open 5 a.m. Friday
  • Bath & Body Works 5-9 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Utica Square ( 8 p.m. Thursday-10 p.m. Friday, Tulsa Promenade and Woodland Hills Mall)
  • Best Buy Stores: Open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and go until 10 p.m. on Friday.
  • Belk 7309 S. Olympia Ave. and 9002 N. 121st East Ave., Owasso  open by 8pm on Thursday, November 28–10 p.m. Friday . See the leaked ad scan here.
  • Big Lots  several locations (biglots.com)  7 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday
  • Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store will be open all day Thanksgiving.
  • Conn’s Home Plus 10143 E. 71st St.  6 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday
  • CVS — Traditionally open regular hours on Thanksgiving, and the Black Friday freebies are usually also available beginning that day. Pharmacies may be closed for some of the day, however.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods  7523 S. Olympia Ave. and 10021 E. 71st St.  8 p.m. Thursday-10 p.m. Friday
  • Dollar General 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and continue throughout the weekend. Go here to see sales
  • Dollar Tree 8am to 4pm at the one on 71st between  Memorial and Mingo in Tulsa  (Check with the ones in your area.)
  • Family Dollar starts at 8 am! http://www.theblackfriday.com/family-dollar-blackfriday.shtml
  • GAP  5-10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Tulsa Promenade and Utica Square    (8 p.m. Thursday-10 p.m. Friday, Woodland Hills Mall)
  • J.C. Penney: Open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving (, although the annual freebie giveaway doesn’t go live until 4am.) They will remain open for 25  hours, until 9 p.m. on Friday.
  • Kmart  3132 E. 51st St., 10131 E. 21st St. and 1200 E. Charles Page Blvd., Sand Springs Open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving until 11 p.m. on Friday which is 41 straight hours of deals for bargain hunting holiday shoppers.
  • Kohl’s : Open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving until midnight on Saturday. (52 hours straight!)    Kohl’s will kick off its event is  picking up the tab for one shopper in each one of its more than 1,100 stores, as well as on kohls.com, every hour between 8 p.m. and midnight Thanksgiving night!! (Four winners in each store. See kohls.com for details.)  Deals: $99.99 Monster N-Tune HD headphones, $139.99 Apex 32-inch LED HDTV, $39.99 Sony portable speaker with Lightning dock, $6.99 Barbie Pinktastic or Fashionista doll.
  • Loft  Thursday-8-10 p.m. Woodland Hills Mall  8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Utica Square  8 p.m. Deals: Receive 50 percent off your total purchase.
  • Macy’s: Open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving until about 10 p.m. on Friday at Tulsa Promenade and Woodland Hills Mall although the leaked Macy’s Black Friday ad also has coupons good on Saturday, November 30 as well.         Deals: Women’s cashmere crewnecks, $39.99; five-piece luggage set, $49.99; 3/8-carat diamond studs in 14-karat white gold, $169; Rampage boots, $19.99; 60 percent off all Martha Stewart Collection enameled cast-iron casseroles.
  • Michaels  4927 E. 41st St., 7424 S. Olympia Ave. and 11119 E. 71st St.  4 p.m. Thursday-2 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.
  • Office Depot  1530 S. Lewis Ave., 2010 S. Sheridan Road and 7286 S. Lewis Ave.  8-11 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday
  • Old Navy  8722 E. 71st St., 5201 E. 41st St. and 9018 N. 121st East Ave.  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday pre-sale, 7 p.m. Thursday-11 p.m. Friday 50 percent off
  • Pottery Barn Kids  Utica Square  6-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday  Deals: Receive a $20 coupon for every $100 you spend.
  • Sears: Open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. on Friday.   1901 S. Yale Ave. and Woodland Hills Mall    Friday  Deals: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch tablet, $249.99; Zeki 8-inch tablet, $79.99; Kenmore Dutch oven, $39.99; stainless steel Kenmore 25 cubic-foot French door bottom freezer refrigerator, $1,299.99; Craftsman Bolt-On 20-volt MAX lithium ion drill, $59.99
  • Stage  several locations (stagestores.com)  6 p.m. Thursday-1 a.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.
  • Staples: 2711 S. Harvard Ave., 10302 E. 71st St. and 7521 S. Olympia Ave.  8 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday
  • Starbucks — Historically, non-mall stores are open all or partial hours on Thanksgiving Day, then close for a few hours  however, some stores may stay open around the clock, though, especially if they’re in open-air shopping centers.
  • Talbots    8 p.m. Thursday-10 p.m. Friday, Woodland Hills Mall  Deals: 50 percent off one item until noon, 40 percent off everything all day.
  • Target: Open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 11 p.m. on Friday.   1701 S. Yale Ave., 7437 S. Olympia Ave. and 10711 E. 71st St.    (Target will also be offering hundreds of deals online on Thanksgiving morning that will include almost all deals that will be available in the store. In addition, the discounter said it will feature 15 online-only daily discounts for two weeks beginning Sunday, Nov. 24.)
  • The Gap, which operates Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, is opening half of its stores on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Toys R Us: Open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. on Friday with some ‘Black Friday’ doorbusters only being offered until 9pm Thanksgiving night. To add to the date & time confusion, Rewards members can shop select Black Friday deals as early as Wednesday, November 27. See the leaked ad scan here.    6910 S. Memorial Drive and 14303 E. 21st St.
  • Wal-Mart: Open 24 hours at most stores, although we haven’t yet heard what time the Black Friday doorbusters will go live for 2013.
  • Walgreens The Walgreens Black Friday 2013 ad leaked, and it shows that most locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day with up to 50 percent off toys.
    Black Friday freebies and deals go live at 12:01 am on Thanksgiving.

 

SNEAK PEEK OF THE SALES ADS: http://www.theblackfriday.com/

Gordmans Honors Family Time on Thanksgiving; Stores will Remain Closed
October 25, 2013
“While other retailers have announced that they are opening on Thanksgiving, we believe in honoring the family traditions of this holiday and will remain closed so that our associates may enjoy Thanksgiving with their families,” said Jeff Gordman, president and CEO of Gordmans. To kick off the holiday shopping season, Gordmans will open at 5 a.m. on Friday, November 29 and extend store hours till 11 p.m. On Black Friday, guests will enjoy something unexpected with our Doorbusters from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also on Black Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gordmans will offer a fun Bag Event during which guests enjoy 25% off all the merchandise they can fit into a bag. Gordmans is also extending store hours from 8 a.m. till 11 p.m. on November 30 and December 1.

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Thanksgiving Grocery Sales 2013 (Tulsa Area)

AIR FRESHENER Airwick 6 oz solid $1   Dollar General through Wed Nov 27

BAKING AISLE

  •  Betty Crocker cake mix or frosting   10/$10 or $1 each  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)Cake Mix Best Choice .79  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Hershey’s baking chips $1.66   Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)
  • Jell-O No bake $1.99  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Jello gelatin or pudding 4 servings .75   Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)

BAKING DISH Pyrex glass oblong 3 qt baking dish $4.99 (Recent $1 coupon)  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27

BREAD AND ROLLS

  • Sara Lee  12 ct $1.98  (Walmart thru Tues Nov 26)
  • Nature’s Own $1 at the Dollar Store. (Ask at your local store when it is delivered.)
  • Rhodes Texas Rolls (24 ct) or Dinner rolls (36 ct) $3.99 (Not sure if this is a good price. I have a coupon, though if you are a vet or vets spouse.)  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Sister Schubert’s rolls $2.88 (coupon)  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)

BUTTER see dairy

CANDY

  • Dove candy 3.07-3.02 2/$3 CVS through Nov 27
  • Kit Kat or Reeses  1.4 to 2 oz .59     Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • M&Ms 12.6 oz Milk Chocolate or 9.9 oz White Chocolate Peppermint  $1.14 Target  through Nov 27
  • M&Ms with card and in store coupon 9.9-12.6 oz   final cost 2/$4     Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Reeses Hershey’s Kisses or Rolo 2/$9 but with their points it is like paying 2/$7  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Reeses, Hershey’s or Kit Kat for .79 and they will give you an ECB for .79.        CVS through Wed Nov 27
  • Russell Stover holiday Chocolate  8.75 to 1.25 oz   .29    limit 6  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Pot of Gold candy 8.7-10 oz $3.99    KMART  through Sat Nov 30. 2013   (GOOD CHRISTMAS GIFT!)

CANNED    

  • Asparagus $2.50 can Green Giant  (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Campbells mushroom soup  14.5-15.25 oz Cream of mushroom soup  .64 at Walmart/ .65 Target (through  Nov 27 )/ CVS through Wed Nov 27 .75  (Use the coupon you cut out of the paper recently to make this even less!)    OR CHECK OUT THIS DEAL AT TARGET – get them for  44-Cents  printable coupon here   or Use .40/4 Campbell’s Soup  SS (#1) 11-3 (exp. 1-15-14) . Also use 5% off (- .13) Campbell’s Condensed Soup – Target CartwheelTarget    through Wed  Nov 27   Buy 4 of the following items (Heinz Gravy, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Del Monte Green beans, French’s french fried onion rings) and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!
  • Carnation evap milk .98  (Walmart through Saturday Nov 30)/   .99 Target (through  Nov 27)
  • Chicken of the sea salmon $2.49  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Crab meat- all white  6 oz $2.50   (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Cream of mushroom soup  .64 at Walmart/ .65 Target (through  Nov 27 )/ CVS through Wed Nov 27 .75  (Use the coupon you cut out of the paper recently to make this even less!)     See above under Campbell’s
  • Del Monte green beans  .65  (or when buy 4 and get 5th free to make them .52 and there was a  recent coupon in the paper to make it even less! Use .50/4 Del Monte Canned Veggies SS (#1) 11-3 (exp. 2-2-14)  at Target    through Wed  Nov 27   Buy 4 of the following items (Heinz Gravy, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Del Monte Green beans, French’s french fried onion rings) and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!
  • French Fried Onions 2/5  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)  or at Target   $2.75  (there are recent coupon in the newspaper to make it even less. ) Target    through Wed  Nov 27   Buy 4 of the following items (Heinz Gravy, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Del Monte Green beans, French’s french fried onion rings) and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!
  • Libby’s canned 2/$1  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs) may or may  not  be one in your area)
  • Lindsay olives $1      CVS through Wed Nov 27  /Lindsay Olives $1.50  (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Mandarin oranges .50 11 oz can  (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce 14 oz $1.19  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Pumpkin Libby’s $1.38 Reasors through Dec 3/ Libby’s $1.68  (Walmart starts Sunday Nov 24-runs through Saturday Nov 30)
  • Smoked oysters  Reese 3.7 oz 1.85  (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Swanson chicken broth .59  Target  through Nov 27  (Use the coupon you cut out of the paper recently to make this even less!)        CVS through Wed Nov 27
  • Sweet potatoes in a can $1.66 (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Water Chestnuts .50  (Reasors through Dec 3)

CHIPS SEE SNACKS

CLOTHES Fall apparel look for blue or gray dot on tags. BOGO (Buy one, get one.)  Dollar General through Wed Nov 27

COOKIES  Pillsbury ready to bake  or slice and bake $2.50  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)

COOL WHIP- SEE TOPPINGS

DAIRY

  •  butter 16 oz 1.98 (Homeland through Tues Nov 26 -may or may  not  be one in your area)/ Market Pantry Butter 1 lb  $2 Target  through Nov 27
  • Borden Milk gallon $3.49 and they will give you a $1 ECB       CVS through Wed Nov 27
  • Cream cheese 4/$4  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)
  • Eggs- 1 dozen large .99  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27/  1.50 Target (through  Nov 27)

DISHWASHING

Dawn 9 oz (have .25 coupon)  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27

DOG

Purina Beggin Strips Dog Treats 6 oz  75-Cents  printable coupon here Target  through Nov 27

DRINKS

Coke Sprite and coke products $4/10 (that is $2.50 each)   Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
Dr. Pepper 12 pk 4/$12 (that is $3 each)  Target  through Nov 27
Pepsi or Mountain Dew .69   2 liter! (Even if you don’t drink it your guests for the holidays might enjoy it.)   CVS through Wed Nov 27
Pepsi products 6 pack bottles  $1.75 Target  through Nov 27
Pepsi 12 pack 4/$12 (that is $3 each)  Warehouse Market through 11-30

Water- Aquafina  water 24 pk $3.99  Warehouse Market through 11-30
Water -Dasani water $3.99 24 pack Target  through Nov 27
EVAPORATED MILK-see canned

FROZEN 
Green Giant Steamers $1.50 (Walmart thru Tues Nov 26)
Pictsweet .88 12-16 oz  (Reasors through Dec 3)
California Pizza Kitchen Multiserve Pizza  $2.50 Target  through Nov 27

FRUIT-

  • bananas Aldi through Sat Nov 30 .29
  • cranberries . Ocean Spray .99  (Reasors through Dec 3)/12 oz $1.69  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • apples Fuji, gala, granny smith apples.  .99  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)
  • apples- honey crisp 2 lb bag $1.98 (.99 lb) Aldi through Sat Nov 30
  • grapefruit .29 ea at Aldi through Sat Nov 30; and .49  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)
  • oranges- Calif navel .69  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)

 

GRAVY

  • Heinz jar   gravy 12 oz .99   Target (through  Nov 27) or 59- Cents with   printable coupon here   or here     or  $1.00 off any FOUR (4) Heinz HomeStyle 18-oz. Gravy Target    through Wed  Nov 27   Buy 4 of the following items (Heinz Gravy, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Del Monte Green beans, French’s french fried onion rings) and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!

GUM-see candy

MAKEUP

  • Cover Girl eye, lips, nails  buy 1, get one for 50% off.   Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Loreal makeup buy one get one for 50% off. (Have coupon!) foundationk primer, concealer, blush and powder  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Revlon    1, buy get one for 50% off.  foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder or eye cosmetics and beauty tools  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Revlon BOG1 for 50% off  CVS  through Nov 27

MEAT

  • Bacon Sugardale 12 oz $2.99  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • cornish hens $2.99 ea   (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • ham  Hormel $1.99 (Homeland through Tues Nov 26 -may or may  not  be one in your area)
  • Ham- Sugardale Shank portion bone in $1.49 lb  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Ham Sugardale whole bone in  $1.49 lb   Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • turkey – honeysuckle White $1.68 lb   (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • turkey .99 lb or Market Fresh brand .79 lb Target (through  Nov 27)
  • Turkey Breast – market Fresh .99 lb Target  through Nov 27
  • Turkey- Market Pantry  .79 lb  (Butterball is .99) Target  through Nov 27
  • Turkeys Best Choice .89 lb  Warehouse Market through 11-30

MEDICINE

Milk Bordens $2.19 1/2 gallon  Warehouse Market through 11-30

PACKAGE

  • Stovetop $1.25 Target    through Wed  Nov 27   Buy 4 of the following items (Heinz Gravy, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Del Monte Green beans, French’s french fried onion rings) and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!
  •  Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes   (Mashed, scalloped, au gratin, creamy garlic) 3.7-7.2 oz  .99  or 49-Cents        printable coupon here   Use .50/3 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes – Target Coupon and use (2) .50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes SS 11-17 (exp. 1-11-14)  Final price: 5/$2.46 (.49 each)Target    through Wed  Nov 27   Buy 4 of the following items (Heinz Gravy, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, Stovetop stuffing, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, Del Monte Green beans, French’s french fried onion rings) and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!     Or Walmart $1.25   through Saturday Nov 30)
  • Kraft Mac and Cheese for .99 and they will give you a ECB for .99       CVS through Wed Nov 27

PAPER GOODS 

  • Dixie Plates  TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!)Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  •  Glad matchware  TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!)Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  • Hefty cups  TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!)Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  • Reynolds Parchment paper 50 ft  (.50 off coupon)  TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!) Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  •  Reynolds Wrap 30 sq ft $1.29  Walgreens   OR at Dollar General – 65 sq ft or Heavy Duty 42 sq ft $2.50  (There was a coupon recently in the Sunday coupon inserts. )  both  through Wed Nov 27   Reynolds Wrap 85 ft  3.50  (Coupon .75 off  )  TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!)Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  • Ziploc gallon 40 ct (Coupon $1.00 on on 2)   TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!)Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  • Vanity Fair Napkins (coupon $1.00 off on 2).  TARGET DEAL  through Nov 27  The following (Vanity Fair Napkins, Dixie Plates, Hefty cups, Glad matchware, Ziploc gallon, Reynolds Wrap 85 ft, Reynolds Parchment paper are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!) Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!
  • Hefty storage and freezer bags 2/$4 assorted counts and sizes (There was a coupon recently in the Sunday coupon inserts. )  Dollar General through Wed Nov 27

PAPER TOWELS

  • Sparkle single roll paper towels $1 and they will give you back $1 ECB      CVS through Wed Nov 27
  • Sparkle towels $5 (coupon available) CVS   through Nov 27

PIE

  • Edwards pie $3.99 (Homeland through Tues Nov 26 -may or may  not  be one in your area)  /Edward’s Pie $4.97  (Walmart starts Sunday Nov 24-runs through Saturday Nov 30)/Edward’s Pies $4.69  (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Marie Callendar 4.99 Target (through  Nov 27)
  • Mrs. Smith’s Fruit pies or pumpkin 37 oz 2/$7 ($1 coupon available)  Warehouse Market through 11-30/ Mrs. Smith’s pies or cobblers $3.50 (Reasors through Dec 3)  (a $1 off coupon in the Sunday paper making it $1.99)

PUMPKIN PIE FILLING- see canned

REYNOLDS  SEE UNDER PAPER GOODS AISLE

SNACKS

  • BelVita $2.49  (and they will give you $1 ECB  back!)       CVS through Wed Nov 27
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Mac & Cheese Pasta 5.5 oz   73-Cents  printable coupon here Target  through Nov 27
  • Cheetoes 2/$4   Warehouse Market through 11-30, Cheetos  9-9.75    3/$5   ($1.66 each)  Dollar General through Wed Nov 27
  • Doritoes 2/$6  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Lays 9.5-11 oz Buy 2 and get 1 free which makes it  $2.33 each when you buy 3   Dollar General through Wed Nov 27

SOAP

Irish Spring 6 or 8 pk $2.99  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27

STATIONARY AISLE

  • Invisible tape .39   Walgreens through Wed Nov 27
  • Sharpie permanent markers 4 or 8 pk , pens 2 or 4 pk $3.99  Walgreens through Wed Nov 27

STUFFING

  • Aldi brand .99
  • Stove top stuffing 1.98 twin pack (Walmart thru Tues Nov 26) /stuffing Stovetop $1.25 Target (through  Nov 23 Sat)

SUGAR

  • C&H   2 # powdered 1.79 (Homeland through Tues Nov 26 -may or may  not  be one in your area)
  • C&H   4 lb  $1.68 (Reasors through Dec 3)
  • Sugar Best choice  4 lb $2.19  Warehouse Market through 11-30

SWEET POTATOES- see either under canned or fresh vegetables

TOILET PAPER

  • Quilted Northern $5 (coupon)   CVS  through Nov 27
  • Angel Soft $5 12 pack (coupon)  CVS  through Nov 27

TOOTHBRUSH   G*U*M toothbrush 2 pack for $2 and they will give you back $2 in ECB        CVS through Wed Nov 27

TOOTHPASTE Colgate  Total for $3.00 and use the .50 coupon in Sunday’s paper. They will give you an ECB for $2.50.        CVS through Wed Nov 27

TOPPING

  • Best Choice topping 8 oz .79  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • Cool Whip .95 Reasors through Dec 3/  / Homeland .99 through Tues Nov 26 -may or may  not  be one in your area)
  • Reddi Whip 1.99 6.5 oz  Homeland through Nov 28 (Thurs)

VEGETABLES

  • carrots 2 lb .89  Warehouse Market through 11-30  or  1 lb .49  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)
  • celery .48 stalk (Aldi through Sat Nov 30)
  • cucumbers. .49 ea  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)
  • green onions 1 lb .49  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28) or  3/$1  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • green peppers .49 ea  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)
  • onions- yellow .23 lb  (Aldi through Tues Nov 26)
  • potatoes (boxed) Betty Crocker au Gratin .99 Target  through  Nov 27
  • potatoes .15 lb (Aldi through Sat Nov 30 )
  • russets .49 lb  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)or   20 lbs $3.99  Warehouse Market through 11-30
  • squash- acorn, butternut, spaghetti squash .69  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)
  • sweet potatoes .29 lb (Aldi through Tues Nov 26)  /.39 lb  Warehouse Market through 11-30/  sweet potatoes .49  (Sprouts thru Thurs Nov 28)

Target Deals starting Sunday November 24 through Wed  Nov 27  

Buy 4 of the following items and get the 5th (lower priced one for free!)  Mix and match!

  • Heinz gravy 12 oz .99   or 59- Cents with   printable coupon here   or here     or  $1.00 off any FOUR (4) Heinz HomeStyle 18-oz. Gravy
  • Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 3.7-7.2 oz  .99  or 49-Cents        printable coupon here   Use .50/3 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes – Target Coupon and use (2) .50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes SS 11-17 (exp. 1-11-14)  Final price: 5/$2.46 (.49 each)
  • Stovetop $1.25
  • Campbells mushroom soup  14.5-15.25 oz  .65   or  get them for  44-Cents  printable coupon here   or Use .40/4 Campbell’s Soup  SS (#1) 11-3 (exp. 1-15-14) . Also use 5% off (- .13) Campbell’s Condensed Soup – Target Cartwheel
  • Del Monte green beans  .65  (or when buy 4 and get 5th free to make them .52 and there was a  recent coupon in the paper to make it even less! Use .50/4 Del Monte Canned Veggies SS (#1) 11-3 (exp. 2-2-14))
  • French’s French fried onion rings  $2.75  ( there are recent coupon in the newspaper to make it even less. )

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SO…….. IF YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE HERE YOU GO:
Buy:

  • French’s French Fried Onions 6-oz. $2.75
  •   3 Del Monte Green Beans .65 each
  •   2 Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup .65 each

Subtotal: $5.35
Use $1.00 off wyb French’s Onions AND Del Monte Cut Green Beans AND Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup -Target Coupon
Use 5% off (-. 12) French’s Onions  – Target Cartwheel
Use .50/1 French’s Onions 6-oz. SS (#1) 11-3 (exp. 1-15-14)
Final price for everything: 5/$3.73 
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ANOTHER TARGET DEAL  The following are $3.50 each at Target but if you buy 4 you get the 5th free which would make them $2.80 each ….and  you will do even better if you have coupons….. (If you are a Vet or spouse of a Vet,ask me as I do have coupons for Vets!)

  • Vanity Fair Napkins (coupon $1.00 off on 2).
  • Dixie Plates
  • Hefty cups
  • Glad matchware
  • Ziploc gallon 40  (Coupon $1.00 on on 2)
  • Reynolds Wrap 85 ft   (Coupon .75 off  )
  • Reynolds Parchment paper 50 ft  (.50 off coupon)

Example: say you bought 5 items—the Reynolds Wrap, Parchment paper, 2 Vanity Fair napkins and  the Hefty cups using coupons instead of it being $17.50 it would be $11.75!

Remember you can use a target.coupon  AND the manufacturers coupon from the newspaper, when there is one!

AND EVEN BETTER: Also right now you can print a Target store coupon for $5 off any Home purchase of $30 or more and this coupon does not have any exclusions!  Seems like it can also be combined with lots of Black Friday Deals! (When you click on the  target.coupon  then in the search box begin typing  $5 off Home purchase of $30 or more
and it will bring up the correct one.)

 

  There are also printable Target coupons available  for Mens & Womens Apparel, Womens Boots and Kids Sleepwear purchase.

CVS and try this:

Put these up on the counter for your first transaction:

  • Colgate  Total for $3.00 and use the .50 coupon in today’s paper. They will give you an ECB for $2.50.
  • Reeses, Hershey’s or Kit Kat for .79 and they will give you an ECB for .79.
  • Sparkle paper towels $1 and they will give you back $1 ECB
  • Kraft Mac and Cheese for .99 and they will give you a ECB for .99
  • G*U*M toothbrush 2 pack for $2 and they will give you back $2 in ECB
  • Ricola Extra Strength cough drops .99 and they will give you back .99  in ECB
  • Visine $5.49 and use the $4 coupon from http://cvssavingscentral.com/Programs/04_JNJ_53885_VisineQ4.aspx and they will give you a $1.49 ECB

You now will have Visine, Ricola Extra Strength cough drops 2 GUM toothbrushes,  a package of Kraft Macaroni and cheese, paper towels, tooth paste a candy bar and $9.76 credit. When the cashier gives you the receipt  it will have the ECB’s and you can use them to  pay for what else you have in your shopping cart. Here are a few I picked out:

  • Pepsi or Mountain Dew .69  (Even if you don’t drink it your guests for the holidays might enjoy it.)
  • Lindsay olives $1
  • Cream of mushroom soup .75  (Use the coupon you cut out of the paper recently to make this even less!)* (It is .64 at Walmart)
  • Swanson Chicken broth .75 (Use the coupon you cut out of the paper recently to make this even less!)*  (It is .60 at Walmart.)
  • BelVita $2.49  (and they will give you $1 back!)
  • Borden Milk gallon $3.49 and they will give you a $1 ECB

Chances are you will walk out of there with items you needed for the holiday, items you can use later or donate and you will also have $2 in credit for the next time you come back.  (But if I have $2 credit I usually look around for candy bars to buy.)

Don’t forget to register your card online https://secure.ed4.net/CVS/enroll_extracare/signup.cfm  as each week they will send you an e-mail that allows you to go in and click and it will send you a 20-25% discount to your card! Another time it gave me $4 off on $20.

Also, go to the kiosk and stick your card under it. Sometimes it will give you a nice discount that day or a free something. Keep putting it back under there until the print out says there are no more coupons for the day.

There are many more “free after ECB” items in the CVS Sales ad today. I just picked out a few to give you an example.   (If there are things you get for free and don’t want them you can  donate them to any of the organizations that need them.)

*If you are a Vet, a spouse of a Vet I will be glad to see what coupons I have available that will help you do even better!

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When you activate a PayPal re-loadable Prepaid MasterCard and  load $150.00 onto it you’ll get $50 in EBC (EXTRA BUCK CREDIT) !! That’s like FREE money! It may be a regional deal so check with your store before you activate!

Once you activate your Mastercard you’ll be charged a $4.95 activation fee so you make a total of $45 after EBC. You can then use the card to pay bills or purchase whatever you were going to use the $150 on anyway. (Some use them to do online shopping so their credit card is not out on the internet.)

Be aware that you’ll be charged $4.95 each month you have a balance so  use it quick!!

Now you’ve got $50 in EB credit to spend at CVS!!!

NOTE: this is a new item for some areas so you may not find them at all stores – my CVS had no idea what  I was talking about but texted me later to let me know it was a valid deal at their store

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They Became Billionaires….and it all started by sharing……

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER – THE FIRST BILLIONAIRE:


The very first billionaire John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. founder of Standard Oil Company was the son of an itinerant medicine peddler and bigamist who wandered in and out of his son’s life.  John D. Rockefeller,  by contrast a straight-laced, devout Baptist who did not wait until he became rich to become generous said, “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.”  As his wealth grew, so did his giving.

While every decision, attitude, and relationship was tailored to create his personal power and wealth he said mere moneymaking had never been his goal.  A millionaire at the age of 23,  Rockefeller,  became a billionaire, by the age of 50.   At the age of 53 his entire body became racked with pain and he lost all the hair on his head. In complete agony, the world’s only billionaire could buy anything he wanted, but he could only digest milk and crackers. An associate wrote, “He could not sleep, would not smile and nothing in life meant anything to him.” His personal, physicians predicted he would die within a year. 
Rockefeller awoke one morning from a dream, during this miserable time of his life realizing  that he was not in control of his life and that he could not be taking any of his success with him when he passed on.  On that day John D. Rockefeller  called his team of attorneys, accountants, and managers to establish his foundation that would channel his assets to hospitals, research, and mission work. 
 Rockefeller spent the last forty years of his life creating foundations that had a major impact on medicine, education, and scientific research. His foundations pioneered the development of medical research  and was instrumental in the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever. His foundation  led to the discovery of penicillin, cures for current strains of malaria, tuberculosis and diphtheria along with an enormous amount of other discoveries.   
Rockefeller supported many church-bases institutions throughout his life.  He gave $80 million to the University of Chicago, turning a small Baptist college into a world class institution by 1900. His General Education Board was especially  active in supporting black schools in the South.
Giving away more than $555 million during his lifetime, Rockefeller  believed he was a steward of all he had. He taught his family that what they inherited was theirs on a service basis. And, that money brought tremendous responsibility as well as opportunity. Rockefeller  strongly believed that the ability to make money is a gift from God to be developed  in order to make as much  as possible, and then the money is to be used wisely for the good  of mankind.   
The amazing part of this story – the moment John D. Rockefeller began to give, in this way, his body‘s chemistry was altered so significantly he got better. Instead of dying at 53,  he lived to be 98. Rockefeller learned gratitude and gave back from his wealth. Doing so made him whole. It is one thing to be healed it is another to be made whole. 

John D. Rockefeller certainly the richest man in his day taught his children to always give to others.

His grandsons (the sons of John D. Rockefeller JR): 
David Rockefeller - at age  seven he received on allowance of 50 cents a week. Ten percent (five cents) belonged to the Lord–it was his tithe to God and he saved 10%.  He said, “Our parents made us feel, from an early age, that we had to contribute, not just take.” 

Nelson Rockefeller said that his father’s creed, much like his grandfather’s was  “Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” 

Andrew Carnegie, probably the richest man of his time held that while it was legitimate to accumulate a fortune “the man who dies rich is disgraced.” He felt that it was important to give it away.



When candy manufacturer John S. Huyler started out in business, he took Jacob’s pledge: “…of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee” (Gen. 28:22). 

Going to the bank, he opened a special account which he initialed “M.P.” Into that fund he regularly entered a proportionate amount  of his income which was more than the tithe of 10%. When anyone asked what the strange label meant, they were told that it stood for “My Partner.” 

As he kept God uppermost in his mind in all his transactions, his industry grew at a phenomenal rate, and each week the “Lord’s treasury” received increasingly large sums. His gifts to worthy causes and private individuals amazed his business associates. These contributions were always accompanied with the request that the donor should not receive any thanks or glory for his actions.

He asked each church and recipient to offer praise to God alone, for he said, “After all, the money isn’t mine; it’s the Lord’s!” God enabled him to become one of the great philanthropists of his day. He died in 1910. 
See: Luke 6:38; 1 Cor 16:1-2; 2 Cor 9:7 


J.L. KRAFT, head of the Kraft Cheese Corporation, who had given approximately 25% of his enormous income to Christian causes for many years, said, “The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the money I have given to the Lord.” 


Anthony Rossi (Tropicana Orange Juice) came to the US from Italy in the 1920′s as a young teenager, with nothing but the clothes on his back. A Christian couple befriended him and through them he came to know Christ as his Savior and Lord. One Sunday in church, he prayed: “Lord, if you give me an idea for a business, I will be faithful to give a portion of everything I make back to Your work.” 

That very morning, the idea of “Fresh squeezed orange juice” popped into his head – and the rest is history. Rossi  founded the “Tropicana Co” and has been faithful to give God – not 10% of his income, as many faithful believers do, but 50% of his income, for the past 60 years! He also gave truckloads of FREE orange juice  to Christian colleges throughout the country! 


Milton Hershey lived his life by the  Biblical maxim of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Anxious to use their wealth to help those less fortunate than themselves, the Hersheys founded a school for orphaned boys in 1909. Originally called the Hershey Industrial School, it was designed to train boys in farming and industrial trades so they would become able to support themselves. After Kitty Hershey died in 1915, Hershey put his $60 million fortune in trust for the school. The bequest was held in confidence until 1923, when it was discovered and revealed by The New York Times. 25 years before he died, he give away all his money to strangers. 

The Bible says specifically “Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.” (The Bible mentions many times that we are to help the poor and the widows. Remember the church is the people not the building. When we give our tithe to help the poor….isn’t that doing it unto God? )



Charles Page, was born in 1860  to compassionate parents who helped support five families of women and children whose husbands and fathers were in the Union Army. These families would otherwise be destitute. 

Charles was 11 when his dad passed away and Charles quit school to help his widowed mother. 
At the age of 12 Charles left home telling his mother “I must be about my Father’s business. ” He took a job first with the Wisconsin Railway and by his late teens was the Police Chief in a small Wisconsin town.   Working for  Pinkerton Detective Agency he gained a deepened insight and compassion for his fellow man which strengthened his determination to help others. A venture in mining in the Pacific Northwest allowed him to  invest in real estate. In 1905 he came to Indian Territory where he  became a successful oilman.

While living in Tulsa Charles met Capt. B.F. Breeding with the Salvation Army and began helping those in need. His desire was to  help them to become self-supporting and independent without robbing them of their initiative, by  leaving them something to do for themselves.  Transient men who were broke  were provided supper, a bed at the rooming house on First Street (which had 30 beds)  and breakfast from the restaurant next door before going on their way. He paid the  bills no matter how much they were and helped families in need of groceries due to  sickness or unemployment. 

In 1908  Charles purchased land to build his dream house for children and also homes for destitute widows and their children. He purchased additional land for town, factory site,  a park a lake and  a large farm with herds of livestock, the profits all to be used for widows, orphans and others who were struggling. The colony, for mothers of at least two children (widows or divorcees) consisted of a row of about 30 homes, a children’s nursery building and chapel, with a home for the head matron. Later screened porches were added in the front and back of the homes along with indoor plumbing. Large side porches provided extra sleeping space for larger families. Mothers paid no rent with water, natural gas and electricity provided free of charge. Child care was free for mothers who were able to find work. Higher education was provided for all who wishing to take advantage of it. Each child received a pint of milk a day from the Sand Springs Dairy.  The family could reside there until the children had graduated from high school.
Children living in the home attended Sand Springs schools and worshiped at the church of their choice.  Children took turns ringing the bell for the mandatory weekly chapel service. 

In May 1908 twenty children from Tulsa’s failing Anchor and Cross home for Children, were brought to the large home which was made as much  like a real home as possible. The dormitory accommodating fifty children was completed. On Christmas Day 1918 the  beautiful home was dedicated at a large party with food served all afternoon until the evening to hundreds of guests, employees, friends, relatives and home children. The celebration dinner included bear, buffalo, venison, opossum, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, duck, goose. Every year the tree was surrounded by many nice gifts for the kids.
Charles Page established the Sand Springs Railway, between Tulsa and Sand Springs with fair rate in order to support the home and Widows Colony. He encouraged the establishment of industries, providing low rental and low fees for water, natural gas and electricity.


A friend once remarked  that Charles  had used great judgment in establishing Sand Springs on it s present wooded location instead of the low land  that flooded at times. Charles replied that he didn’t do it–”Sand Springs is God’s town”. A member of the Presbyterian Church, Charles contributed liberally. 

Charles made provisions for churches, schools, a library, established a state bank, the Sand Springs Greenhouse (now Sand Springs Flowers) and warehouses. He provided water at Shell Lake for both Sand Springs and Tulsa as well as Sand Springs park and the lake for recreational purposes.

Charles Page died two days after Christmas 1926. Today you might hear of Charles Page High School or Charles Page Blvd. At Triangle Park there is a statue of him which  says “In as much as you have done unto the least of these brethren, Ye have done it unto me.” which we find in Matthew 25, verses 31 to 40:

 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,* you did it to me.”
And don’t forget to read the next part. Matthew 25: 41-46

It has been said that when we try to get rich for the sake of prospering ourselves, it is on a very shaky foundation. It doesn’t sound like any of these guys set out to become rich. They started with the right heart.

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Lew Wentz

Long before he had the money to do it Lew Wentz  would  borrow money in order to help the needy. he  chose to keep secret that he was the year-around Santa who bought gifts and shoes for needy Ponca City children.  Few knew who it was, until he died.

  •  Wentz  who was too poor as a boy to go to college, started  a loan program  at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University that had helped more than 2,000 students before his death and is still functioning today
  • He  lent money freely to hundreds of young people who wanted to start businesses. A number of his businesses at his death were those he took back after his proteges failed.
  • Financing treatment for a crippled boy led  Wentz to become one of the founders of and the largest contributor to the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children, an agency that helped thousands. His generosity reached beyond children and Ponca City as he gave  millions to a myriad of charities.
  •  He was among a handful of prominent citizens who had furnished the funds to build the garden and crypt at the memorial in Claremore where the bodies of Rogers, his wife and infant son are buried.

Louis Haines  Wentz was one of seven children of a Pittsburgh blacksmith and toolmaker. When he graduated from high school, college was out of the question. He played on and managed semi-pro baseball teams and became the coach of all the high school teams in Pittsburgh.


His job as coach left Wentz time for Republican ward work, and by chance he called on John McCaskey, who had made a fortune selling bulk sauerkraut and who had invested in E. W. Marland’s wildcat oil venture on the 101 Ranch near Ponca City but couldn’t go to Oklahoma because of his kraut business. McCaskey hired Wentz to go to Ponca as his personal representative, and the two became partners with Marland. 


Wentz soon split off from Marland and  had made his first million dollars by the time of World War I and by 1927 the Wentz Oil Corp. was making a million dollars a month. After McCaskey  died, Wentz  bought McCaskey’s interest from his heirs. Wentz sold out before the stock market crash of 1929 and invested in government bonds.


When Wentz first arrived in Oklahoma in 1911, he rented a room at the Arcade Hotel, a rooming house a block from the Santa Fe Railroad depot where owner Annie Rhodes treated him like a mother.  When he was too broke to  pay his room and board bill, she told him to “pay me when you can.”   He never never forgot her generosity and paid her with high interest after his wells came in. Many others who stayed there under the same arrangement didn’t remember their debts. He later  built a mansion outside of Ponca City but returned to the rooming house to be close to his friends and lived there the rest of his life.


He later invested in auto agencies, a string of newspapers, agriculture and many other businesses, even a mortuary. But he retained an interest in the oil business and his fortune continued to grow.


One of America’s richest men, Lew Wentz had a fortune estimated at more than $25 million — a tremendous sum in those days — when he died in 1949. After his death, his fortune continued to grow because of oil discoveries on land he had bought or leased. Only a few years earlier he had been identified as one of seven Americans with annual incomes exceeding $5 million.
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Tavis Smiley (Author and TV/Radio host)  
His aunt was murdered, leaving four children. His grandmother stepped in but when her health deteriorated his parents took in the four children kid to raise as their own. His mom cooked, cleaned, disciplined and cared for a family of 13, including her ailing mother. He says it was empowering to a young kid to see that kind of work ethic–to understand the discipline of hard work and that there is dignity in it. With no money for presents, his mom baked birthday cakes instead. Her stipulation: Share, and don’t be stingy!  It was a lesson in generosity. After family members got cake the rest belonged to the honoree. But you had to start by sharing. In 2004, Tavis Smiley pledged $1 million to Texas Southern University’s School of Communications. 
 “Life is about who and what has influenced us and how we share that with others.“- Tavis Smiley


 
Oprah-Winfrey  overcome her own disadvantaged youth to become a benefactor for others.  
 Winfrey personally donates more of her own money to charity than any other show-business celebrity in America. In 2005 she became the first black person listed by Business Week as one of America’s top 50 most generous philanthropists, having given an estimated $250 million Her philanthropy has included a $10 million donation to Katrina relief. Winfrey also put 100 black men through college with $7 million in scholarships.


In 2004, Winfrey a traveled to South Africa to bring attention to the plight of young children affected by poverty and AIDS, visited schools and orphanages in poverty-stricken areas, and  distributed Christmas presents to 50,000 children with dolls for the girls and soccer balls for the boys. In addition, each child was given a backpack full of school supplies and received two sets of school uniforms for their gender, in addition to two sets of socks, two sets of underwear, and a pair of shoes. Throughout the show, Winfrey appealed to viewers to donate money to Oprah’s Angel Network for poor and AIDS-affected children in Africa, and pledged that she personally would oversee where that money was spent. From that show alone, viewers around the world donated over $7,000,000 Winfrey invested $40 million and much of her time establishing a school for girls near Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Oprah’s Angel Network is a charity aimed at encouraging people around the world to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged others. Accordingly, Oprah’s Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision. To date, Oprah’s Angel Network has raised more than $51,000,000. Winfrey personally covers all administrative costs associated with the charity, so 100% of all funds raised go to charity programs
 


Bill Gates – modeled his philanthropy after David Rockefeller.


J Paul Getty gave serious gifts to art galleries and institutions.


Sam Walton- funded scholarships to bring Central American students to Christian Universities. Walton supported various charitable causes, including those of his church, the Presbyterian Church. The Sam and Helen R. Walton Award was created in 1991 when the Waltons made a gift of six million dollars which included an endowment in the amount of three million dollars to provide annual awards to new church developments that are working in creative ways to share the Christian faith in local communities.


Reggie White   1961- 2005, Professional football player; Baptist minister; philanthropist


His 15 year NFL career included Memphis Showboats , Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers , Carolina Panthers 

Raised in Chattanooga,  by his mother and his grandparents the deeply religious family attended the local Baptist church regularly. As a youngster White was inspired by the ministers and teachers he met there.  His mother, told Sports Illustrated that when he was 12 years old he announced that he wanted to be two things: a football player and a minister.

White’s strength and size indeed seemed to be God-given. He never lifted weights or conditioned himself rigorously, but he was always in shape. He was a talented and determined athlete who spent his Sundays preaching sermons in churches all over the state. White earned the nickname “minister of defense.” 

Curiously enough, White’s singular gift for mayhem began and ended on the gridiron during his 15-year career with the NFL. The rest of his time was always been spent in pursuing humanitarian work inspired by his deep Christian faith. The citizens of Philadelphia soon discovered that they had won the services of more than just a star athlete. “I believe that I’ve been blessed with physical ability in order to gain a platform to preach the gospel,” White told Sports Illustrated. “A lot of people look at athletes as role models, and to be successful as an athlete, I’ve got to do what I do, hard but fair…. I try to live a certain way, and maybe that’ll have some kind of effect. I think God has allowed me to have an impact on a few people’s lives.” White spent hours and hours of his spare time preaching on street corners in Philadelphia’s troubled inner-city neighborhoods. He gave money to dozens of Christian outreach organizations and spoke as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And he led by example. In the rough-and-tumble world of professional football, none of his opponents or teammates could ever recall hearing him curse or seeing him fight.


In 1989 White signed a four-year, $6.1 million contract that made him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL at the time. 
Unrestricted free agency descended upon the NFL officially on March 1, 1993. Reggie White quickly became the most visible—and sought-after—unrestricted free agent after the 1992-93 football season. Green Bay was one of a half dozen teams that bid quite openly for White’s services at that time. . Everywhere he went he was courted not only by team owners, management, and player personnel, but also by ordinary citizens who had heard about his community work and his Christian ethics. In the end, White signed with Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers. The Packers’ offer was the most generous financially, with guaranteed earnings of $17 million over four years. Under the contract White became the most highly paid defender in the NFL. He also tithed a good portion of his NFL income to several Baptist churches. Reflecting on his work in the Philadelphia Daily News, the “minister of defense” concluded: “The Bible says, ‘Faith without works is dead.’ That is just another way of saying: ‘Put your money where your mouth is.’”

Reggie White announced his retirement in  1999. Green Bay honored White’s retirement by retiring his jersey number, which was 92, and he spent one year out of football and involved in his ministry. White returned for one final season in the NFL, lured from retirement for the 2000 season by the Carolina Panthers who paid him one million dollars for the effort. He retired for the second time at the end of that season.

White’s other career–carrying the gospel of Christ to those in need–will last his entire life. He and his wife built Hope Place, a shelter for unwed mothers, on property near their home in rural Tennessee; they also founded the Alpha & Omega Ministry to sponsor a community development bank in Knoxville. “I’m trying to build up black people’s morale, self-confidence and self-reliance to show them that the Jesus I’m talking about is real,” White explained in Ebony.

One of the most trying moments in White’s career in the ministry came in 1996, when his church was burnt to the ground, one of dozens of black churches torched throughout the South in a string of hate crimes. In addition to this work, White pursued missionary work among teenaged gang members, abused children, and young women seeking an alternative to abortion. 
Alpha & Omega Ministry, founder (with wife, Sara) and president, ; Hope Place, founder and president. Served as a spokesperson for Nike; active in fund-raising and blood drives for Children’s Hospital of Chattanooga and Eagles Fly for Leukemia.


Barry Sanders came out of Oklahoma State University and was signed immediately by the Detroit Lions and went on to become what people regard as the best running back of all time, even considering such stars as Gail Sayers and Jim Brown and Walter Peyton. But like Mark Clayton, he stunned the sports world when he collected his major paycheck including his multi-million dollar signing bonus. 

Barry Sanders immediately made out a check in the amount of  one-tenth of his signing bonus of $2.1 million to the little Baptist church in which he had grown up in Wichita, Kansas. “Because the Bible says you should tithe,” he said.  l. He never bragged about it or made much ado about it. He just humbly and quietly wrote out his check for ten percent and sent it to his little church back home. Committed to his faith - No questions about it, the first ten percent of anything he might make would go right back to the Lord.
His last contract with the Lions was for $35.4 million over six years with an $11 million signing bonus. He continued to give 10 percent of his annual salary to charity throughout his career. (He is deeply but quietly religious, a product of his upbringing.)



Denzel Washington, the son of a minister, did not start out to become an actor. It was a teacher who kept insisting that he had a gift and sent a letter saying so.

After Denzel and his family visited soldiers at the Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Denzel made a sizeable donation to the Fisher Houses, small hotels that provide rooms for soldiers’ families while the soldiers are hospitalized. http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/denzel.asp

In October 2006, he published a book entitled Hand to Guide Me, featuring actors, politicians, athletes, and other public figures recalling their childhood mentors. The book was published in commemoration of the Boys and Girls Club of America’s centennial anniversary. Denzel had participated in the club as a child. 65% of the profits will go to the Boys and Girls Club of America. The other 35% goes to the publisher.

Denzel and his wife have also given $1 million to Children’s Fund of South Africa and $2.5 million to the Church of God.

Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life has earned tens of millions of dollars from book sales. He ad his wife give 90 percent of their earning to charities and programs dedicated to starting microfinance and preventing HIV.

To Whom Much is Given Much Is Required.

John Wesley (1703-91), founder of Methodism. In the city of Oxford’s prison many were confined merely because they owed money. With  a small sum, Wesley purchased release for these debtors.  As his financial situation improved, he capped his living expenses at a fixed level and gave away the ever-increasing surplus.  John Wesley’s Wisdom for Hard Economic Times: Earn All You Can, Save All You Can, and Give All You Can. When questioned by a tax collector about his lack of his material possessions, he replied that buying silver spoons (a luxury) was out of the question when the poor still had no bread (a necessity).

John Wesley knew plenty about economic uncertainty. Rural economies to collapse and created numerous problems in city centers: overcrowding, disease, crime, unemployment, debt,substance, abuse, and even insanity (London established its first asylum in 1781).

Wesley, having grown up in relative poverty himself, consorted mostly with people who worked hard, owned little, and could never be certain of their financial future. But he preached so widely and became so well-known that his income eventually a large sum. Still, he chose to live simply but comfortably on very little while giving the rest away. In fact, he donated nearly all of the $75,000  he earned in his lifetime. He gave so extensively that, when he died in 1791, his monetary worth didn’t amount to more than a few coins. He once wrote, “If I leave behind me ten pounds and all mankind [can] bear witness against me, that I have lived and died a thief and a robber.” With 789 preachers serving in the Methodist Church he had founded, Wesley’s legacy revealed the greater heavenly investment he had made of his life. In his classic sermon text, he articulates his own Christian posture toward money: “having first gained all you can, and secondly saved all you can,then give all you can Stewardship should be of utmost importance to the believer as it is the nature of our relationship with God during our life on earth.

English Baptist Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s view of money. Spurgeon viewed his responsibilities as the Lord’s steward seriously, scrupulously avoiding debt and relieving his congregation of financial burdens such as the “pew rent” and his salary. The money earned from book royalties and speaking engagements were enough to ensure that he always had plenty of money at hand to aid the needy. His giving was so extensive that, at his death, only the value of his house and the copyright of his books remained for his heirs.


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