Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
As I've mentioned before, I'm attempting to learn how to can some things this year. I've already done pickles and am waiting to crack open the first jar to see how they turned out. This weekend, I'll be canning my first fruit - peaches! My husband came home with a box of peaches he purchased for a fundraiser at his school, so I'm going to attempt to can them. Wish me luck!
I'm really trying to maximize great summer produce by either freezing or canning it. That way in the middle of winter, we can have these great things without having to pay an arm and a leg for them!
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
Remember that Safeway requires a minimum $10 purchase to use any of their in-ad coupons. Looks like a pretty slow week at Safeway, but the do have some pretty good deals on meat.
Coffee-mate Flavored Creamer (32 oz.) $1.99, with in-ad coupon - limit 3
Use in-ad coupon and $.75/1 printable
Cost = $.99
Reynolds Wrap (35-80 sq. ft.) $3
Use $.75/1 from the 8/8 SS
Cost = $2
Pace or Picante Sauce or Salsa (24 oz.) $2.50
Use $.40/2 from the 8/29 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.10 each, when you buy 2
Safeway Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns $.79, with in-ad coupon
Safeway Select All American 8" Split Pie (apple-cherry) $2.50
Pepsi or 7-Up (12 Packs) Buy 2, Get 3 Free
Mix & Match Frozen Food Sale. You must buy 5 to get each one for only $1.99 each:
Breyer's Ice Cream (1.5 quart)
Popsicle (6-24 ct.)
Hot Pockets (7-9 oz.)
Lean Pockets (6.5-9 oz.)
Stouffer's (6-21 oz.)
Lean Cuisine Dinners and Entrees (5-12 oz.)
There are many other products included, these are just the ones listed in the ad.
80% Lean Ground Beef $1.69/lb.
Eating Right Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs $1.99/lb.
93% Lean Ground Beef $2.49/lb.
Bone-In Ribeye Steak $4.99/lb. in the Extreme Value Packs
Rancher's Reserve New York Strip Steak $4.99/lb. in the Extreme Value Packs
Rancher's Reserve T-Bone Steak $4.99/lb. in the Extreme Value Packs
Mushrooms Whole or Sliced (8 oz.) $.99
3 lb. Clamshell of Grapes (Red or Green) $2.99, less than $1/lb.
Not a stellar week at King Soopers but still some good deals to be had including FREE toothpaste.
Colgate Toothpaste (6.4 oz.) $1
Use $.75/1 from the 8/29 SS
Cost = FREE!
Turkey Hill Tea (64 oz.) $1
Use $1/2 from the 6/13 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2
Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz.) $1.67
Use $.55/1 8/29 SS
Cost = $.67
Cap'n Crunch Cereal (14-16 oz.) $1.98
Use $.50/1 from the 8/29 RP
Cost = $.98
Pepsi, Coca-Cola & 7-Up (12 pack cans) $2.50, you must buy 4 to get this price
Ball Park Meat Franks (16 oz.) $1.50
Use $.75/1 from the 8/1 RP
Cost = $.50
80% Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.
USDA Choice Bone-In Ribeye Steak $4.99/lb.
Honey Dew $.33/lb.
Green or Red Cabbage $.50/lb.
Black Seedless Grapes $.88/lb.
Organic Peaches $1.50/lb.
Personal Watermelons $1.99
Organic Raspberries (6 oz.) $2.50
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Gymboree is having their Fill a Bag sale, now through Labor Day you can save 30% off of everything, including clearance items. If you get Parents Magazine, you may want to look through the August issue as there was a 20% off coupon in there and rumor has it that you can pair it with this sale! You should be able to score this deal in-store and online. This will make for some great savings!
I love Gymboree clothes and they are usually a little bit pricey, but sales like this make them affordable.
Did you snag some great stuff?
Go here to print out a $5 off 5 Kraft cheese or dairy products coupon. Now let's keep our fingers crossed for some good Kraft cheese sales! Once you redeem this coupon Kraft will donate 5 meals to Feeding America. Save some money and help out a good cause - it doesn't get much better than this!
As always, Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays so if you are shopping today, make sure to check out these deals that are available through today.
Mountain High Yoghurt (32 oz.) $2
Cashew Pieces $4.99/lb.
London Broil $1.99/lb.
Extra Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.
Whole Seedless Watermelon $.10/lb.
Chiquita Bananas $.45/lb.
Green Bell Peppers $.45
Organic Fuji Apples $.88/lb.
Green Seedless Grapes $.88/lb.
Sweet Onions/Hothouse Tomatoes $.88/lb.
Yellow Peaches or Nectarines $.88/lb.
Green, Red or Romaine Lettuce $.88
Green Beans $.88/lb.
Baby Carrots (1 lb. bag) $.88
Black/Red Plums or Pluots $.88/lb.
Part of the new printable coupons released today with the start of the new month is a $.50/1 Old El Paso coupon. This is a really high value coupon and with doubles should make for some free or really inexpensive products. Print this NOW as I'm sure it will be gone quickly.
Remember that you should be able to print this coupon twice!
I think a new month brings new opportunities and I am challenging my family once again. We tend to eat out much more than we should because we are out and about and need to pick up some food or I have failed to plan well and we just need to eat. This causes us to spend more money than we need to and also causes us to eat less healthily.
This month I am challenging my family to only eat 2 meals out the entire month. I have a prior engagement for tea that I am not including and my husband has a weekly breakfast with friends that I am not including in this challenge.
That means I will be making at least 87 meals at home this month, in order to reach my goal - and that number doesn't even include snacks! That number is a little daunting to me, so I am just going to take it one day at a time and try to stick to my meal plan better. You see, I meal plan every week and I'd say we stick to it about 75% of the time. In order to reach my goal, we'll have to be so much better at sticking to this meal plan.
I'll update you throughout the month on my progress, so keep your fingers crossed!
I challenge you to set a goal for yourself for September - make it anything you are hoping to achieve and keep track of it. If you are brave enough, feel free to share your goal with us. Happy September!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
The Restaurant.com 80% off sale ends tomorrow - 8/31. Make sure to purchase your gift certificates by tomorrow to get $25 gift certificates as low as only $2 using code CLEARANCE when checking out!
It looks like a great week at Walgreens. You should be able to come up with some scenarios to "roll" your Register Rewards to get lots of stuff for very little money. If you come up with a great scenario, please share with us!
Breathe Right Strips (10 pack) $4, get $4 RR
Use $1.50/1 from the 4/11 RP
Cost = $2.50, get $4 RR - like getting these BETTER THAN FREE after RR!
Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair Plus Nails Supplements (60 ct.) $10, get $10 RR
Cost = $10, get $10 RR - like getting it FREE after RR!
Walgreens Perfection Tampons (8 pk.) $1.99, get $2 RR
Cost = $1.99, get $2 RR - like getting this for FREE after RR!
Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste (4 oz.), MaxFresh/MaxWhite Toothbrush $2.99, get $2 RR
Use $0.75/1 toothpaste coupon from the 8/29 SS or printable here
Cost = $2.24. get $2 RR - like getting it for $.24 after RR!
Listerine Mouthwash Total Care, Advanced or Zero (500 ml.) $2.99, get $1 RR
Use $1/1 printables here (there is one for Total Care and one for Zero)
Cost = $1.99, get $1 RR - like get it for $.99 after RR!
The following deals are good all month long...
Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm (.07 – .075 oz.) on sale for $2, get $2 RR
Cost = $2, get $2 RR - like getting this for FREE after RR!
Carmex Lotions $4.99, get $4 RR
Cost = $4.99, get $4 RR - like getting this for $0.99 after RR!
These are just my favorite deals of the week. You can check out Hip2Save to see a complete list of Walgreens deals.