Monday, November 30, 2009

More Free Christmas Music!

Amazon is offering another Christmas album free to download! Go HERE to download Amazon's Classical Christmas Sampler.

Back to the Future Trilogy - $10.49

Do you remember the eighties and love Sci-Fi? This deal is for you! In my opinion, Back to the Future is the only set of movies that did just as well with the second and third movie as with the first. Even my kids love these movies.

Amazon currently has the trilogy for $10.49, a great deal!

Menu Planning Monday: Ate Too Much at Thanksgiving Edition!


Monday: Clean the Pantry Frittata
Tuesday: Sausage Potato Soup (recipe below)
Wednesday: Spinach Turkey Meatloaf (surprisingly really good!)
Thursday: (Club Meeting) 40 Clove Garlic Chicken (crockpot) & Steamed Vegetables
Friday: Pasta e Fagioli
Saturday: Tuna Muffins (recipe below) and Vegetables
Sunday: Boston Baked Beans (crockpot)

Potato Soup

Ingredients:
6 cups of 100% fatfree chicken broth
1 bag frozen Ore-Ida O'Brian potatoes
1 package country gravy (fat free)
Salt and pepper to taste
Diced sausage (optional)

Directions:
Heat broth, potatoes, salt and pepper. When heated through, add gravy packet and stir with a wisk until combined. Simmer until potatoes are cooked. Quick and easy to make.

You can add cooked sausage (recommended for husbands)!

Tuna or Salmon Muffins

Ingredients:
Three 6 ounce cans tuna or salmon, well-drained
3 eggs
1 stalk celery, chopped fine
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped fine, 2 1/4 ounces
3 tablespoons onion, chopped fine, 2 ounces
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:
Mix all ingredients and spoon into 12 well-greased muffin cups. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes until puffed, set and lightly browned around the edges.

Serve with:

CHIPOTLE MAYO
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
Dash pepper

Mix all ingredients and chill. Makes about 1/4 cup.

For more great menu plans, check out OrgJunkie.com!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Home Depot $5 off of $50 Online

$5 off $50 or more
Use Home Depot Coupon BFRIDAY [Exp. 11/30] or WINTER99 [Valid. from 12/01 to 12/14]

Thanks to Dealigg.com for this information!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Favorite Deals of the Week 11/27/09

Publix:

Birds Eye Voila! Meal, 21-23 oz., $4.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Viola! Meals SS 11/08 or “Fresh Flavorful, Frozen” booklet
-$1 off Viola! Meal Printable
Final Price: 1.49 - 1.99

Scotch Gift Wrap Tape, $2.49 BOGO
- $1/1 Publix Winter Family Savings
Final Price: $0.25

Musselman’s Apple Sauce, 6 pk, $2.33 BOGO
-.75/1 Musselman’s Apple Sauce, any, “Winter Savings” booklet
Final Price: .41¢

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4-pk, 4-oz cup, $2.50 BOGO
- $1/1 from 10-04-09 SS
- $1/1 Printable
- $1.25/1 Printable
Final Price: Free - .25

Immaculate Baking Co. Cookie Dough, Better Bakes: Chocolate Chunk, Triple Chocolate Chunk or Vanilla Sugar, 14-oz bag, $3.09 BOGO
- $1.00 Publix Q Greenwise Fall 2009
- $1/2 Earth Fare Holiday Savings Mfg Q
Final Price: $0.54 ea when you use the Mfg Q and Publix Q

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Regular or Churn Style, 15-oz tub, or Twin pack, 2 pk, 7.5-oz tub, BOGO $1.75
- .50/1 Shedd's Spread Printable
- .40/1 or .30/1 Shedd's Spread RP 09-20
Final Price: Free - .28

General Mills Fiber One Cereal, $2.50 ($10.00 for 4 boxes)
- $4.00/4 General Mills Fiber One Cereal, or Granola Bars, 7 oz. Publix in ad coupon
- $1.00/2 Fiber One Cereals SS 11/15, 10/25
- $0.75/1 Fiber One Cereal (home mailer when you request sample of Fiber One Cereal)
- $0.75/1 Fiber One Cereal printable (print limit reached)
Final Price: $1.00 ea WYB 4 and combine two $1/2 mfg coupons with $4/4 in ad store coupon

Fiber One Chewy Bars 7 oz., $2.50
- $4/4 General Mills Fiber One Cereal, or Granola Bars, 7 oz. Publix in ad coupon
- $0.40 Fiber One Chewy Bars SS 10/04 (use with store coupon makes it $0.70)
- $1/2 Fiber One Chewy Bars SS 10/04
- $0.50/1 Fiber One Bars (home mailer when you request sample of Fiber One Cereal)
Final Price: $0.40 each when you use (4) $0.40 Q's combined with $4.00/4 store Q

Fisher Fusions Snack Mix, Assorted Varieties, 4.75 to 5.25-oz bag, 1.79 BOGO
- $1/1 Fisher Product SS 11-22, 11-15, 06-21, and 06-07
Final Price: Free

McCormick Pure Ground Black Pepper, 4-oz can, $2.79 BOGO
- $0.55 All the Trimmings Booklet
- $1/1; .50/1; $1/2 RP 11-01
Final Price: .40 - .90

Cheez-It Crackers or Party Mix, 11.5-14 oz., $3.99 BOGO
- $1.50/2 Cheez-It Crackers RP 10/4
- $0.75 Cheez-It’s Printable
Final Price: $1.24 ea

Alexia Natural Crunchy Snacks, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 or 5-oz bag, $2.00 BOGO
- $1/1 from All You, November 2009
- .50/1; $1/2 Alexia Snacks SS 10-04
- $1/1 Tearpad
- $1/1 Printable
Final Price: Free - .50

Fresh Gourmet Salad Toppings 3.5 oz., $1.50 ea
- $1/1 off Fresh Gourmet Toppings Winter Family Style Magazine (store coupon)
- .50/1 Fresh Gourmet Toppings SS 5/03
- $1/2 Fresh Gourmet Toppings SS 5/31
Final Price: FREE when you combine store coupon with manuf coupon

Bic Disposable Razors Comfort 3 Advance or Bic 3 Triple Blade Sensitive Skin for Men or Soleil: Bella 4 Blades or Triple Blad Sensitive Skin for Women, 3 to 8-ct pkg, $5.49 BOGO
- $2/1 Bic SS 10-18
$2 off Bic Soleil product Printable (takes a minute to load link)
Final Price: $0.75 ea


Electrasol/Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Gel, 75 oz., $4.39 BOGO
- .25/1 Electrasol/Finish Gel SS 11/15
- .50/1 off Electrasol/Finish Detergent Printable
Final Price: $1.19- 1.59

Kleenex Viva Paper Towels Premium or Choose-A-Size, 8-roll pkg, $5.99
- .50/1 Viva Paper Towels SS 11-15
- .50/1 Viva Paper Towels USA Weekend November 15, 2009
- $1/1 All You, November 2009
- $2/1 Printable
Final Price: $3.99 - 4.99

Glad Trash Bags, 8-30 gal, 14-28 ct, $3.69
- $1/1 off Glad Force Flex Trash Bags HERE (IE) or HERE (FF)
Final Price: $2.69 ea

***GREAT DEAL ON BANANAS***
Chiquita Bananas $.39/lb

In Ad Coupons
$10 off $50 BP Gas Gift Card with any purchase over $25 in Groceries
$4/4 General Mills Fiber One Cereal, or Granola Bars, 7 oz.

Food Lion:

Turkeys, Frozen, Basted, 10lb.+, $0.57 lb.

Ground Chuck, $1.97 lb.

Sweet Potatoes, $0.39 lb.

Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie, 8 or 10in., B1G1, price not listed
-$2 off $5 purchase from Deli or Bakery printable (store coupon)

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, 18.25-18.5oz., B1G1 at $1.69
-.55/2 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes SS 10/11
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes SS 10/11
Final Price: .34 - .57¢


Wesson Oil, 48oz., $2.00
-.25/1 Wesson Oil SS 11/15
-.50/1 Wesson Oil printable
Final Price: $1 - 1.50

Duncan Hines Brownies $0.99
-.55/2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mixes SS 10/11
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mixes SS 10/11
Final Price: .49 - .72

Food Lion Marshmallows $0.95
-$1/2 Jet Puffed Marshmallows printable (store coupon)
Final Price: .45 ea

Thanks to Southern Savers for the Publix and Food Lion information. Check out her site for a complete match-up of sales to coupons! She also has a great tool for making a shopping list.

Kroger:

Kroger Yellow Onions 3 lb bag, $1.49 ea

Mini Peeled Carrots or Red Radishes 16 oz, $1 ea

Fresh Ground Chuck 73% Lean, $1.25 lb

Fresh Leg Quarters, 39¢ lb

Live Christmas Trees 6-7′, $32.99 ea

Don't Forget Your Smart Card While Shopping Today!

Particularly if you are heading to Home Depot or Best Buy today, there are some great $$/$$ coupons on your Smart Card. These are sold at area Goodwill Stores and the last time I was there, they were selling them BOGO for $12. There are over 80 coupons on this little card. Three alone are just for Home Depot, the smallest being $5/$50. So if you are wanting to buy Home Depot's 7 ft prelit Christmas Tree for 49.99, dig out this card!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Printable Coupons Round Up

If you are planning to shop tomorrow, you may want to check out this site for possible coupons that you can use on top of the Black Friday sales. Dealigg.com has an extensive list of extra saving opportunities. Also, don't forget about your Entertainment Books. Generally, they have numerous store discount coupons which will make Black Friday sales even sweeter.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family, friends and all the great food!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

For the Locals: Flea Market This Weekend!!

The “Holiday Preview” November Flea Market is Friday – Sunday (Nov. 27-29) at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. www.tennesseestatefair.org/expo/fleamarket Parking is $4, or free on Friday.

Thanks to Ms. Cheap for this information!

Free Redbox Rental Code Today Only

What a great day for them to pass out a free code!!

Promo Code: LLNS26
Good until 11:59 pm today at all Redbox locations.

Don't Want to Shop on Black Friday? This List's for You!

Dealigg.com has come up with a list of advertised Black Friday items that you can purchase now at the advertised price or below online at the same store's website. This list will be updated 24x7 by their editors. Bookmark this page and keep checking back often for the latest updates to the list.

I would much prefer to sit at my computer sipping coffee in my jammies than hit the stores at 5 am! If you have something you are aiming to buy on Black Friday, check the list to see if you can get it now online so you don't have to fight the crowd.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HG Hill Deals of the Week 11/24/09

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. Be sure to look out for a possible $5/$50 coupon that is usually printed in the Franklin Review Appeal on Wednesdays. It generally comes with the Tennessean when you live in the Franklin area.

These sales are basically the same sales as last week. If you got a Franklin Review Appeal last Wednesday, the coupons in the HG Hill advertisement are good through 11/29 (like the $5/$50).

This week there is an in-ad coupon for a dozen eggs and Wampler's sausage for .99 when you buy both. Also check out HG Hill's generic brands at the bottom. There are some great prices!

Sunday Paper, .99

10 lb+ Norbest Turkey, .79 per lb

Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, 2.29 per lb

Kentucky Legend Boneless Smoked Ham, 2.69 per lb

Elm Hill Whole Smoked Ham, 1.49 per lb

Whole Chicken, .89 per lb

Farmland Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, 19.2 oz package, 4.49

Smithfield Smoked Sausage, 2.50

Clifty Farms Whole Country Ham, 1.49 per lb (sliced free)

Ground Round, 1.99 per lb

Carolina Pride Cocktail Smokies, $2.00

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.50


Red Seedless Grapes, 1.59 per lb

Blue Bonnet Margarine Quarters, 16 oz, .59

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, .99
-$1/3 Duncan Hines Cake, Brownie Mix, or Frosting, any - 10-11-09 ss

-$1/2 Duncan Hines Cake, Brownie Mix, or Frosting, any - 10-11-09 ss
Final Price: .49 - .66

Green Giant Canned Vegetables .59 ea
-.40/2 Green Giant Canned Specialty Corn, any - 11-15-09 GM (if included)

Final Price: .19

Mayfield Ice Cream, $2.00
-$1/1 Mayfield Ice Creamier, Any 1.5 Or 1.75 Quart Carton - 10-18-09 SS

Final Price: $1.00

Sweet Sue Broth, .59

Aquarius Spring Water, 24 pk, 2.99

Pepsi Cola Products, 24 pk, 4.99
-$1/1 Peelie, Pepsi Product, Any (1) 24-Pack Or (2) 12-Packs Of 12 Oz. Cans - Found On 24-Pack Pepsi
Final Price: 3.99

Domino Powdered or Brown Sugar, 2 lb, 1.79

Bruce's Yams, 29 oz, 3 for $5
-.25/1
Bruce's Candied Yams, Any 16 Oz. Can (Coupondiscounts.com)
Final Price: 1.16

Heinz Gravy, 12 oz, 1.50
-$1/3
Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Any (Manufactures Website, Sign Up Required, Bricks Coupon)
Final Price: 1.16

McCormick Vanilla Extract, 2.50
-$1/1 McCormick Spice or Extract, any - 11-01-09 RP

Final Price: 1.50

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, .99

Campbell's Cream Soup, .89
-$1/4
Campbells condensed great for cooking soups, any 4
Final Price: .64

McCormick Gravy Mix, .89
-.50/1 McCormick Gravy, Any - 11-01-09 RP

Final Price: Free

Pet Evaporated Milk, .99

Cool Whip Tub, .99
-.75/1 Cool Whip Whipped Topping, any 12 oz. or larger - Kraft Foods Food & Family, December 2009

Final Price: .24

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 1.25
-$1/3 Philadelphia Cream Cheese, any 3 - 11-15-09 RP

-$1/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese, any 8 oz Brick - Publix Winter Family Savings
Final Price: .25 - .92

Kraft Singles, 1.79
-$1/2 Kraft singles, Regular/2%/Fat-Free/Singles Select, 10.7 oz or larger - 11-15-09 RP

Final Price: 1.29

Best Choice Canned Vegetables, .39

Best Choice Cheese, 8 oz, 1.29

Best Choice Vegetable Oil, 1.69

Best Choice Sugar, 4 lbs, 1.69

Best Choice Cream Cheese, .69

Best Choice Flour, 5 lbs, .99

Best Choice Cake Mix, .59

Monday, November 23, 2009

Free Christmas Music Download from Amazon!

Go HERE to download your free Sampler Clause Christmas music. Some of the singers include Frank Sinatra and Mahalia Jackson. Here are the titles included:

1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
2. Good King Wenceslas
3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Remastered 1997)
4. Deck the Halls
5. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Digitally Mastered May 1990)
6. Panis Angelicus
7. Silent Night, Holy Night

Amazon $3 Free in MP3's!

This is a great deal if you love to download music. As part of their Black Friday deals, Amazon is offering up 3 FREE MP3 credits! All you have to do is go here, log in and enter promo code MP34FREE which will give you a $3 credit toward your next music downloads!

Thanks to It's Hip to Save for this information!

Menu Plan Monday 11/23/09


Monday: Chili & Golden Corral's Copycat Rolls
Tuesday: Sweet Salsa Dump Chicken
Wednesday: Sausage & Rice
Thursday: Thanksgiving!
Friday: Leftovers, Ham Quiche
Saturday: Sweet Potato Turkey Shepard's Pie
Sunday: Pizza (I'll be sick of turkey by then!)

Publix Shopping Trip 11/22/09

The sales and coupons were too good to pass up so I made a quick trip to Publix!


Newspaper, 1.75
-HG Hill Free Q
Final Price: Free

Publix Dry Dog Food, 3.59

Publix Ice Cream, 3.99
-HG Hill Price .99 Q
Final Price: .99

Publix Vegetable Oil, 2.59
-HG Hill Price .99 Q
Final Price: .99

2 Ocean Spray Craisins, 2.29 BOGO
Final Price: 1.15 ea

6 Ore Ida Easy Fries, 1.09 (These are microwavable and surprisingly really good!)
-(6) $1/1 FLIPS
-(3) $1/2 Ore Ida Frozen French Fries or Tater Tots Potatoes - Publix Fresh Flavorful Frozen & More - Mfg Q
Final Price: Free+

Children's Tylenol Melt Away, 4.09
-$1/1 MF Q
-$2/1 Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
Final Price: 1.09

Zesta Saltines, 3.19
-HG Hill Free Q
Final Price: Free

2 International Delight Coffee Creamer, 32 oz, 2.50
-(2) .55/1 IP Qs
Final Price: 1.95 ea

Allen Green Beans, .99
-HG Hill Free Q
Final Price: Free

9 Knorr Pasta Sides, 1.27 BOGO
-(3) $1/3 IP Qs
Final Price: .30 ea

Sister Schubert Yeast Rolls, 2.50
-HG Hill Free Q
Final Price: Free

2 Idahoan Instant Potatoes, 1.29 BOGO
-(2) .40/1 IP Qs
Final Price: Free+

Crisco Oil, 3.59 BOGO
-.55/1 Crisco Product, any - 11-08-09 RP
Final Price: 1.25

2 Prego Pasta Sauce, 1.99 BOGO
-$1/2 FLIP
Final Price: .50 ea

Publix Sliced Cheese, 2.39
Penny Item
Final Price: .01

-$5/$50 HG Hill Coupon (Franklin Review Appeal - Wednesday)

Total before sales/coupons: 65.74
Coupons: 39.66
Sales: 14.35
Total OOP: 11.73 (saving 82%)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pizza Baking Tip

Often I will post about something I want to remember or come back to. This is one of those posts! The Suburban Jungle (check our her Mediterranean pizza) mentioned this in her recipe:

"When you make homemade pizza, it's really important to pre-bake the crust before you add the ingredients. This can make all the difference between having a good pizza and a gummy, yucky pizza. You should do this even if you are using a pre-packaged pizza crust. You only need to bake it for 5-6 minutes (higher heat is better here, maybe 500*) You can use this time to clean up the kitchen or prepare your sauce."

Free Trial of Amazon Prime

More Than Cents has a post on how to get a free trial of Amazon Prime shipping. This will be perfect for ordering Christmas presents! In case you are not familiar with Amazon Prime it includes benefits like unlimited free two-day shipping, upgrade to one-day shipping for $3.99 and no order minimums. I have done their trial in the past and it is a great money-saver!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Shopping - No Coupons!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and there are some fantastic deals around for typical holiday food. I just wish I had more space in my freezer to stock up on all the inexpensive turkeys! Now is a great time to purchase them. Currently GFS has the best price on Turkey that I could find in our area. Also they sell the cutest butter shaped like a turkey that looks great at the table (Christmas tree shaped at Christmas).

Usually for Thanksgiving I make Mac & Cheese for the picky kid eaters. I have a great recipe to make it, but I realized last year that the kids can't tell the difference and could care less if it was homemade or premade and warmed. So I decided to focus my cooking efforts on the things that I liked and make my day easier, which is why I buy the large pan of kid food ready to pop in the oven.


Oddly enough, I did not use a single coupon this week. It was not intentional, two of the three stores do not take coupons and the items at HG Hill did not have any coupons to use toward them.

If anyone reading is local, GFS (Cool Springs behind Costco) is having a Thanksgiving taste testing on their products today (11/21). You can go try their food out to see if it is table worthy!

Here is what I purchased:


Aldi:

Red Apples, 1.99

Navel Oranges, 2.49

Cranberries, .99

3 Cans Dog Food, .49 ea

Gallon Milk, 2.25

Large Eggs, .79

Total OOP: 11.52



GFS Marketplace:

Turkey Butter (a tradition and so cute!), 2.99

Large Can of Roasted Turkey Gravy, 2.99

Turkey, 12.55 lbs, 6.15

Large Macaroni & Cheese Side, 8.99

Total OOP: 22.76

HG Hill:

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6 Best Choice Cream Cheese, .69 ea

2 Best Choice Flour, 5 lbs, .99 ea

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lb bag, 2.50

Medium Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, 1.29


Little Debbie Snacks, 1.00

Total OOP: 11.92

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bargain Meal of the Week 11/20- Sweet Potato Turkey Shepards Pie


It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This is a great recipe for after Thanksgiving when you have left-over Turkey.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Sweet Potatoes, .37¢ lb

Publix Young Turkey, .69¢ lb

Birds Eye Vegetables, 7.5-32oz. pkg, or Corn on the Cob, 4-12 ct. pkg, 50% off
Includes all Varieties and Sizes
-$1/3 Birds Eye Vegetables SS 11/15, 10/18
-.35/1 Birds Eye Vegetables SS 11/15, 10/18
-.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh SS 10/18
-$1/4 Birds Eye Vegetables printable

Final Price: Varies

Green Scallions, bunch, .43¢ ea

Sweet Potato Turkey Shepard's Pie

Ingredients:

Meat Filling -
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 sage leaves, chopped
1-2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 lbs diced cooked turkey
1 cup frozen peas

Sweet Mashed Potato Topping -
2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
salt and pepper
1-2 tablespoon butter

Directions:

Boil sweet potatoes till tender. Add honey, buttermik, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste.

Mashing till smooth. Set aside.

Saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add diced turkey and saute until warmed through.

Add curry, salt, pepper, sage, sprinkle flour over turkey mix and pour in the milk. Add the peas.

In a butter 8x8 casserole pan lay meat mixture then place potatoes over meat covering all to seal.

Top with dabs of butter. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes just to slightly brown top.

Free Download of Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Recipes

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All 30 chefs will be on call to answer your questions on Martha Stewart Living Radio’s Thanksgiving Hotline.
The hotline is live from Monday, November 23 to Wednesday, November 25.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Favorite Deals of the Week 11/19/09

Publix:

Shedd’s Country Crock Mashed Potatoes, 24 oz., $3.59 BOGO
-$1.25 off Shedd’s Side Dishes RP 11/15
-$1 off Shedd’s Side Dishes RP 11/15 (makes it 79¢)
-.50/1 off any Shedd’s Country Crock product printable
Final Price: .55 - .79

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spread or Spray, $2.85 BOGO
-.65/1 I Can’t Believe Spread Flyer in Publix (store coupon)
-.75/1 I Can’t Believe products RP 11/15, 9/13
-.50/1 I Can’t Believe Products RP 11/15
-$1 off I Can’t Believe Sticks RP 11/15, or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-.75/1 I can’t Believe printable (Target coupon)
Final Price: use manuf. coupon and store/competitor makes it Free


Cool Whip Whipped Topping, 8 oz., $1.99 BOGO
-.55/1 Cool Whip printable
-.55/1 Cool Whip “Home Made Desserts” booklet
Final Price: .44

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 4-4.1 oz., $1.29 BOGO
-.40/1 off any Idahoan product printable
Final Price: Free

Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides, 4-6.4 oz., $1.35 BOGO
-.60/2 Knorr Sides RP 11/15
-$1/3 Knorr Sides RP 11/15 or printable (IE) or printable (FF)

-$1/3 Knorr Sides printable
Final Price: .34

Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix, 15.2-18.25 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-.50/1 Betty Crocker Fiber One Muffin Mix printable or here (if included)
Final Price: 29¢


Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix, $1.75 BOGO
-.55/2 Duncan Hines Cake or Brownie Mixes SS 10/11
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Cake or Brownie Mixes SS 10/11
Final Price: .37 - .60¢


Prego Italian Sauce, 24 oz., $2.49 BOGO
-.40/2 Prego Sauce SS 10/4
-.50/2 Prego Sauce SS 10/4
-.75/2 Prego Sauce SS 10/4
-$1/2 Prego Sauce printable (Food Lion)
Final Price: use manuf. & competitor makes it 24¢ to 37¢ ea


Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice or Brown & Wild Rice, $1.89 BOGO
-$1/2 Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice “Winter Savings” booklet
-$1/2 Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice RP 10/8 or printable
Final Price: .45 ea

Dole Pineapple, 20 oz. can, $1.69 BOGO
-$1/3 Dole Pineapple SS 11/8 or “Home Made Desserts” booklet
-.35/2 Dole Pineapple SS 11/8
-.50/1 off any Dole product printable
Final Price: Free - .51 ea

Crisco Canola or Vegetable Oil or Natural Blend, 48oz., $3.59 BOGO
-.55/1 Crisco product RP 11/08
-$1 off Crisco Oil RP 11/08
Final Price: .79 - 1.25


Mt. Olive Pickles, 16-46 oz., or 4 pk, $2.79 BOGO
-.50/1 Mt. Olive Pickles SS 11/1
-.75/1 Mt. Olive Pickles SS 11/1
Final Price: .39 - .65

Nabisco Crackers or Ritz Crackerfuls, 5.5-10 oz., $3.25 BOGO
-$1/2 Nabisco cracker products printable
-$1 off Nabisco crackers SS 11/08 (makes it 62¢)

-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies $55 Nabisco Booklet
Final Price: .62 - 1.13

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 7.5-16oz., $3.79 BOGO
-$1 off Ritz Crackers printable (Target)
-$1 off Ritz Crackers printable
-$1/2 Nabisco cracker products printable

-$1 off Nabisco crackers SS 11/08
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies $55 Nabisco Booklet
-$1/2 Ritz crackers or Easy Cheese “Keep the Jingle” booklet
Final Price: .89 - 1.40

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner, 32 oz., $2.49 BOGO
-.35/1 Glass Plus SS 11/15
-$1 off Glass Plus printable
Final Price: .24 - .55¢


Vanity Fair Premium Napkins, 40-100 ct., $2.19 BOGO
-$1/2 Vanity Fair Napkins RP 11/8
-.50/1 Vanity Fair Napkins RP 8/09
Final Price: .09 - .59¢


Sweet Potatoes, .37¢ lb

Yellow or Zucchini Squash or Green Beans, .99¢ lb

Celery, .69¢ ea

Green Scallions, bunch, .43¢ ea

Publix Young Turkey, .69¢ lb

Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie, 24 oz., $3
-$2 off $5 purchase from Deli or Bakery printable (Food Lion)

Sargento Shredded Cheese or Sunbursts, 5 to 8 oz. pkg, $1.66
-.50/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese SS 11/15 (makes it $1.16)
-.40/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese SS 11/15
-.55/1 Sargento Shredded Cheese Nov. All You Magazine

Final Price: 1.11 - 1.26 ea

Philadelphia Cream Ceese, 8 oz. pkg, $1.29
-$1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese printable
-$1/3 Philadelphia Cream Cheese RP 11/15
-$1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese “Winter Savings” booklet
-$1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese Grape Magazine Winter ‘09
-$1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese October Sunset Magazine
Final Price: .29 - .96

International Delight Coffee Creamer, 32 oz., $2.50

-$1/2 International Delight SS 11/8
-.55/1 International Delight SS 11/8 or printable
-.75/1 International Delight printable
Final Price: $1.75 - 2.00


Breakstone’s Sour Cream 16 oz., 99¢
-.55/1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream in store dispenser
-$1/2 Breakstone’s Sour Cream RP 11/15
Final Price: .44 - .49

Heinz Home Style Gravy, 12oz., 99¢
-$2 off Butterball Turkey wyb (5) Heinz Gravy or Stove Top Stuffing printable
-$1/3 Heinz Gravy printable
Final Price: .66¢


Hormel Compleats $2 ea
-$1 off Hormel Compleats SS 11/1
-$2 off Hormel Compleats October All You Magazine
Final Price: Free - $1


Zantac 8ct $4.98-$5.98
-$3 off Zantac 8-65 ct Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$1 off Zantac 8ct.+ SS 10/18
-$2 off Zantac
printable
Final Price: Free+

Clorox Wipes 60-75ct $3.99
B2G1 Clorox Wipes printable (register)
-$1/2 Clorox Wipes RP 10/4
-.50/1 Clorox Wipes RP 10/4
Final Price: buy 3, use B2G1 and (2) -.50/1 coupons makes it $1.99 ea

Food Lion:


Turkeys, Frozen, Basted, 10lb.+, $0.57 lb.

Ground Chuck, $1.97 lb.

Sweet Potatoes, $0.39 lb.

Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie, 8 or 10in., B1G1, price not listed
-$2 off $5 purchase from Deli or Bakery printable (store coupon)

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, 18.25-18.5oz., B1G1 at $1.69
-.55/2 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes SS 10/11
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes SS 10/11
Final Price: .34 - .57¢


Wesson Oil, 48oz., $2.00
-.25/1 Wesson Oil SS 11/15
-.50/1 Wesson Oil printable
Final Price: $1 - 1.50

Duncan Hines Brownies $0.99
-.55/2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mixes SS 10/11
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mixes SS 10/11
Final Price: .49 - .72

Food Lion Marshmallows $0.95
-$1/2 Jet Puffed Marshmallows printable (store coupon)
Final Price: .45 ea

Thanks to Southern Savers for the Publix and Food Lion information. Check out her site for a complete match-up of sales to coupons! She also has a great tool for making a shopping list.

Aldi:

Sweet Potatoes, 3 lbs, .99 (.33 per lb)

Cranberries, 12 oz, .99

Thanks to Seed to Sow for Aldi's information!

HG Hill:


Go here for the sales/coupon match-ups. There was a $5/$50 in the Franklin Review Appeal on Wednesday so be sure and use that either at HG Hill or Publix! I am liking the sale on their house brands (below) - no coupon clipping necessary!

Best Choice Canned Vegetables, .39

Best Choice Cheese, 8 oz, 1.29

Best Choice Vegetable Oil, 1.69

Best Choice Sugar, 4 lbs, 1.69

Best Choice Cream Cheese, .69

Best Choice Flour, 5 lbs, .99

Best Choice Cake Mix, .59


GFS (in Cool Springs behind Costco):

Turkey, .49 per lb

Many other side items in large quantities on sale as well. If you are looking for an easy Thanksgiving, this is the place to go.

Another Great Reason to Feed Your Kids Yogurt

My kids love yogurt. That coupled with the fact that it is easy to get free or nearly free with coupons makes it a frequent guest in our fridge. Here is a great new study that claims Lactobacillus GG (LGG), a common ingredient in yogurt, can decrease the risk of upper respiratory tract infections including rhinitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis, and the common cold in children attending day care centers.

Here is a $1/2 printable coupon for Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt, Yoplait Kids Cup Yogurt, Yoplait Kids Yogurt Drink, Or Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt, Any (Bricks Coupon - FF)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For Those of You Who Do Family Christmas Letters...

Here is an opportunity to save yourself some time! Our family, well me, creates a Christmas letter every year. Our relatives are very spread out, and it's a great way to keep in touch with them. Check out Northern Cheapskate's post about some wonderful resources that have free templates to produce your holiday letter.

Super Great Very Chocolate Cake...MMMmmmmmh!


I have been wanting to try this recipe for several weeks but have just not had the time. I finally made it, and it is as great as everyone at Allrecipes.com said it was. Apparently, the person who posted the recipe won a County Fair with it. It came out very moist and dense with a nice crisp crust on the outside. It does not need a frosting, it is that good. Here is the recipe:

Too Much Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake
mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate
pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.

Concern Over Canned Foods Article

Here is a very interesting article concerning the amount of BPA in canned foods. I thought the danger was in microwaving steamed vegetables in their plastic bags, but it turns out that the danger is in the lining of the cans in popular brands of foods. I am definitely going to rethink Progresso!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HG Hill Deals This Week 11/17/09

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. Be sure to look out for a possible $5/$50 coupon that is usually printed in the Franklin Review Appeal on Wednesdays. It generally comes with the Tennessean when you live in the Franklin area.

This week there is a in-ad coupon for a dozen eggs and Wampler's sausage for .99 when you buy both. Also check out HG Hill's generic brands at the bottom. There are some great prices!

10 lb & Up Self-Basting, Grade A with Pop Up Timer, Norbest Frozen Turkey, .79 per lb

Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, 2.29 per lb

Whole Chicken, .89 per lb

Kentucky Legend Boneless Smoked Ham, 2.69

Elm Hill Whole Smoked Ham, 1.49 per lb

Clifty Farms Whole Country Ham, 1.49 per lb (sliced free)

Farmland Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, 19.2 oz package, 4.49

Ground Round, 1.99 per lb

Medium Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, 1.29

California Celery, .99

Cranberries, 12 oz, 1.99

Sweet Potatoes, .69 per lb

Washington Apples, .79 per lb

Seedless, California Navel Oranges, 4 lbs, 3.50

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lb bag, 2.50

Red Seedless Grapes, 1.59 per lb

Martha White or White Lily Flour, 1.50

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, .99
-$1/3
Duncan Hines Cake, Brownie Mix, or Frosting, any - 10-11-09 ss
-$1/2 Duncan Hines Cake, Brownie Mix, or Frosting, any - 10-11-09 ss
Final Price: .49 - .66

Green Giant Canned Vegetables .59 ea
-.40/2
Green Giant Canned Specialty Corn, any - 11-15-09 GM (if included)
Final Price: .19

Mayfield Ice Cream, $2.00
-$1/1
Mayfield Ice Creamier, Any 1.5 Or 1.75 Quart Carton - 10-18-09 SS
Final Price: $1.00

Blue Bonnet Margarine, .59

Sweet Sue Broth, .59

Aquarius Spring Water, 24 pk, 2.99

Pepsi Cola Products, 24 pk, 4.99
-$1/1 Peelie,
Pepsi Product, Any (1) 24-Pack Or (2) 12-Packs Of 12 Oz. Cans - Found On 24-Pack Pepsi
Final Price: 3.99

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing, $1.00
-
$2 off Butterball Turkey wyb any (5) Stovetop Stuffing and/or Heinz Homestyle Gravy (12-oz.) - Printable
Final Price: $1.00 and Discount on Butterball wyb 5

Lucky Leaf Pie Filling, 2.50
-$1/2
Lucky Leaf Pie Filling, Any (Manufactures Website, Enter Email Address, Bricks Coupon)
Final Price: $2.00

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1.79
-.50/1
Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Any - All You, October
Final Price: .79

Bruce's Yams, 29 oz, 3 for $5
-.25/1
Bruce's Candied Yams, Any 16 Oz. Can (Coupondiscounts.com)
Final Price: 1.16

Heinz Gravy, 12 oz, 1.50
-$1/3
Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Any (Manufactures Website, Sign Up Required, Bricks Coupon)
Final Price: 1.16

McCormick Vanilla Extract, 2.50
-$1/1
McCormick Spice or Extract, any - 11-01-09 RP
Final Price: 1.50

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, .99

Campbell's Cream Soup, .89
-$1/4
Campbells condensed great for cooking soups, any 4
Final Price: .64

McCormick Gravy Mix, .89
-.50/1
McCormick Gravy, Any - 11-01-09 RP
Final Price: Free

Cool Whip Tub, .99
-.75/1
Cool Whip Whipped Topping, any 12 oz. or larger - Kraft Foods Food & Family, December 2009
Final Price: .24

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 1.25
-$1/3
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, any 3 - 11-15-09 RP
-$1/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese, any 8 oz Brick - Publix Winter Family Savings
Final Price: .25 - .92

Kraft Singles, 1.79
-$1/2
Kraft singles, Regular/2%/Fat-Free/Singles Select, 10.7 oz or larger - 11-15-09 RP
Final Price: 1.29

Best Choice Canned Vegetables, .39

Best Choice Cheese, 8 oz, 1.29

Best Choice Vegetable Oil, 1.69

Best Choice Sugar, 4 lbs, 1.69

Best Choice Cream Cheese, .69

Best Choice Flour, 5 lbs, .99

Best Choice Cake Mix, .59

"Saving with Coupons" on The Early Show

Here is a great piece on The Early Show entitled "Online Bargain Hunting." It's discusses how people are using networking sites like Twitter to find ways to save money using coupons. Check out the sites displayed on the computers - many of which can be found along the right side of this page. Very cool!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes!

Every family has recipes that have been passed down and are favorites for the holidays. I thought I would share ours. I must admit, however, part of the reason I am doing this is so that I have all my recipes in one place and easy to access when I start cooking! These are all tried and true recipes. They make me hungry just typing them!

Corn Pudding Casserole (from Sister-in-law)
Spinach and Artichoke Casserole (from Mom)
Asparagus Casserole (from Grandmother)
Sweet Potato Casserole (recipe follows, from Mom)
Pineapple Chutney (my newest favorite Thanksgiving recipe)
Easy Cranberry Orange Salad (from Great-Grandmother)
Red Cabbage (all the way from Denmark)
Bohemian Bread (my recipe which won at the State Fair this year)
Pumpkin Bread (my recipe which is very popular)
Cherry Chocolate Cake (from my mother-in-law)
7 Up Pound Cake (recipe below, from my sister)

I usually just follow the directions on the turkey wrapper so I don't have a fantastic recipe for Turkey. If you have one, I would really like to try it. Also any great stuffing recipe that you have, I would really like to have it as well. The older generation in our family would often make a Danish prune stuffing of which I have never been fond! Please leave a link or recipe!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

5 sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
3. In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
4. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

7 Up Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 eggs, at room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup 7 UP

For the Glaze:

1/4 cup 7 UP
1/2 cup sugar


Directions:


Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

Combine butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt, and add to butter/sugar mixture alternately with 1 cup 7 UP, beating well after each addition.

Spoon batter into prepared 10-inch tube pan, and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert on serving plate and remove pan.

While cake is cooling, make the glaze by stirring together the 1/4 cup 7 UP and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Punch holes in top of warm cake with a toothpick. Spoon glaze over cake, and cool completely before serving.

Link Love: Thanksgiving Goods Best Prices

Check out Seed to Sow's running list of the best prices of Thanksgiving food items! This will come in handy when you shop for Turkey day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 11/16/09


Monday: White Chicken Chili
Tuesday: Stuffed Acorn Squash
Wednesday: Shepherd's Pie & Baked Apples
Thursday: Tuna Noodle Casserole
Friday: Chicken Korma
Saturday: Sausage Corn Muffins and Vegetables
Sunday: Chicken Puffs

Free Thanksgiving Craft Book!

Here is a great book that you can download and print! There are some cool projects that you can do with your kids for Thanksgiving. Just so you know, you do not need to provide your email to get the book.

Publix - Shopping for a Party

I had a few things left to get for my daughter's birthday party - drinks, 2 tubs pink icing, crescent rolls for pigs-in-the-blankets - and I also had a $5/$50 HG Hill coupon to use. Unfortunately, there has been a real lack of good drinkbox coupons lately so I really wanted to use the HG Hill coupon. So to take advantage of the current sales and purchase what I needed, here is what I bought (sales are good through Tuesday if you wish to purchase the same):


4 Progresso Soup 18-19oz. can, $2.29 BOGO
-(2) $1 off Progresso High Fiber printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-(2) $1.10/1 Progresso High Fiber printable
Final Price: .10¢ ea

6 Yoplait Yo-Plus, 4 pk, $2.50 BOGO
-(6) .50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .25¢ ea

4 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 2.09
-(2) .50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, any - 11-08-09 SS, doubled
Final Price: 1.59 ea

4 Kool Aid Jammers, 10 pk, 2.00

Soft Soap Hand Soap, .79¢
-.40/1 Soft Soap printable
Final Price: Free

6 Betty Crocker Frosting, 1.85 BOGO
-(6) .50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free+

Duncan Hines Frosting, 1.95 (mistake - was not paying attention!)

3 Beneful Dog Food Prepared Meals, 1.85
-$1.50/3
Beneful Prepared Meals Can Dog Food, Any (Publix Coupon)
- BOGO Q Purina Beneful brand dog food prepared meals any variety, buy (1) 10 oz, get (1) 10 oz free up to $2.39 - valid up to $2.39
Final Price: .73 ea

4 Chef Michael's Dog Food, .89
-$1/2 Purina Chef Michaels Canine Creations, any (2) varieties (Manuf. q with Kroger logo) - Kroger My Magazine "Pet Pals"
-(2) BOGO Purina Chef Michael's Canine Creations Can, any variety - 10-11-09 SS
Final Price: .20 ea

Airwick Warmer, 1.99
Airwick Refill, 3.49
-Free Airwick Warmer & Refill catalina from Kroger
Final Price: Free

Glade Candle, 3.49 BOGO
-$3/1 MF Q from Kroger Homemailer
Final Price: Free +

Lettuce Head, 1.69
-Free Q from HG Hill Advertisement (Franklen Review Appeal - Wednesday)
Final Price: Free

Banquet Dinner, 1.25
-Free Q from HG Hill Advertisement (Franklen Review Appeal - Wednesday)
Final Price: Free

2 Del Monte Fruit Chillers, $2.89 BOGO
-(2) $1 off Del Monte Fruit Chillers printable
Final Price: .45¢ ea

-$5/50 HG Hill Coupon
-$5 Catalina from Kroger for purchasing batteries

Total before sales/coupons: 86.06
Sales: 23.20
Coupons: 49.59
OOP: 13.27 (Saving 85%)

If I had gone to Publix and purchased what I only needed this weekend without sales/coupons I would have paid $21.92.