Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hope you have a fantastic New Year 2011!

Nashville, TN

Link Love: List of $1.50 Coupons

Check out Southern Saver's list of $1.50 coupons. These are worth printing as they will double to $3 off at Harris Teeter starting on Wednesday!

Good Time to Buy Lots of Newspapers!

Usually after a major holiday there are a lot of inserts in the Sunday paper. This weekend there should be up to five inserts! If you want to save some major money, buy a few extra papers on Sunday.

Go HERE to see what coupons you might see. Keep in mind that Harris Teeter starts Super Doubles on Wednesday!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles 1/5 - 1/11

Get your coupons ready for Harris Teeter's Super Doubles starting 1/5. HERE is a sneak peak of the deals available at Hot Coupon World forum.

Link Love: Using Skype as a Pet Monitor

For all those pet lovers who wonder what your pets are doing while you are not at home, here is a way to use Skype to see your pets while you are away! Go HERE to read the article!

This is where I found the options described - Tools, Options, Calls, Show Advanced Options, click Answer Incoming Calls Automatically. Don't forget to change your Power Down options on your computer so that it does not go to sleep or turn off. Have fun!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 12/29/10

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday. Generally, the best deals at HG Hill are meats and fresh vegetables. They usually have a big meat sale once a month which is a good time to stock your freezer. At least at the store that I shop (Franklin), no printable coupons are accepted currently. Often you can find a $5/$50 coupon printed on the back of your receipt which you can also use at the local Publix stores.

There is an in-ad manufacturer coupon for $1/1 Oscar Mayer fully cooked bacon and another coupon for $2/2 A1 Steak Sauce.

Boneless Pork Loin, 1.79 per lb

Fresh Ground Chuck, 1.89 per lb

Smoked Jowl, .89 per lb

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .99 per lb

Pork Spare Ribs, 1.59 per lb

Green Cabbage, 3 lbs for $1 (usually one head weighs 3 lbs)

Large Baking Potatoes, .69 per lb

Haas Avocados, .79 ea

Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers, $2.00
-$1 off Nabisco crackers, 5.5-16.5 oz, SS 11/14
-$1/2 Nabisco crackers, 5.5-16.5 oz, SS 11/14 or Holiday Kraft Food & Family magazine
-$1/2 Nabisco crackers, 7-16.5 oz, Nabisco Get Your Holiday Party Started booklet
-.75/1 Nabisco cookies or crackers, 9.6 oz +, Food Lion Food & Family booklet
Final Price: $1.00 - 1.50

Charmin Bath Tissue, 12 rolls, 4.99
-.25/1 Charmin, Any, 12-26-10 PG, 11-28-10 PG
Final Price: 4.49

RoTel Tomatoes, .99
-B3G1 RoTel Diced Tomatoes, Any (DND5) - AllYou, January 2011 - valid up to $1.00
-.55/2 RoTel Diced Tomatoes, Any (DND 5) blinkie
Final Price: .71 - .74 ea

Hunts Canned Pasta Sauce, .99

Always Save Soft Drinks, 2 ltr, .69

Pepsi Cola Products, 12 pks, 2.50

Swiss Miss, .99
-.50/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, any (2) - 11-14-10 SS
-$1/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, any DND - All You, November 2010
Final Price: .49

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kroger & Publix Trips 12/28/10

Seems like forever since I have been shopping! There are some great deals at Publix and Kroger this week...


2 Bags Organic Onions, 3 lbs ea, Manager's Special, 1.69 ea

2 Pre-cut Carrots, Manager's Special, .79 ea

2 Coast Soap, $1.00 ea
-(2) $1/1 printable or printable
Final Price: Free

Mahatma Rice, .75
-.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

12 Voskos Greek Yogurt, $1
-(4) B2G1
printable or RP 11/07 (EXP 12/31)
-(4) .75/1 printable or printable
-(4) $1/1 printable
Final Price: .08 ea

5 Chef Boyardee, $1.00
-$1/5 MF Q from Kroger Homemailer
Final Price: .80 ea

2 Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, 2.69 (1.69 P&G Event Price)
-.50/1 Dawn Dish Soap PG eCoupon
-.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal product, PG 11/28 (EXP 12/31) or PG 12/26, doubled
-.25/1 Dawn product, PG 11/28 (EXP 12/31) or PG 12/26, doubled
Final Price: .69 ea

Crest Toothpaste, 2.50 (1.50
P&G Event Price)
-.75/1 Crest Pro-Health or 3D White toothpaste PG eCoupon
-.75/1 Crest toothpaste, 4 oz +, PG 11/28 (EXP 12/31) or PG 12/26
Final Price: Free

Oral B Toothbrush,
2.50 (1.50 P&G Event Price)
-.75/1 Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush PG eCoupon
-.75/1 Oral-B Cross Action, Advantage toothbrush, PG 12/26 or RP 11/14 (EXP 12/31)
Final Price: Free

Total before sales/coupons: 49.61
Coupons: 19.00
Sales: 15.97
OOP: $14.64 (saving 74%)


Glory Greens, 2.99 BOGO
Glory Foods product printable
Final Price: .94

Publix Bread, 1.17

2 Wise Cheese Doodles, 2.99 BOGO
(2).50/1 Wise snacks printable, doubled
Final Price: .49 ea

2 Publix Mac & Cheese, .79 ea

Publix Cereal, 2.69
-$1/1 Publix Q from homemailer
Final Price: 1.69

2 Clorox Wipes, $2.00
-$2/2 Clorox wipes 35 ct +, or Formula 409 24 oz +, All the Trimmings Publix booklet
-$2/2 Clorox Disinfecting wipes 35 ct + or Clean-Up spray 32 oz + (Publix coupon), Yellow Adv. flyer
Final Price: Free

2 Northland 100% Juice Blend, 64 oz., $3.79 BOGO
-$1/2 Northland Cranberry Juice, 64 oz. printable
Final Price: 1.39 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 29.31
Sales: 10.23
Coupons: 8.55
OOP: $10.53 (saving 64%)

For the Locals: Free Hockey Lessons for Your Child

This is really cool. My sons did this a couple of years ago and loved it. I will probably sign my daughter up for this one if she shows an interest as she is now old enough.

The Nashville Predators have introduced Get Out And Learn! (G.O.A.L!), a FREE on-ice youth hockey program, in association with Centennial Sportsplex and A-Game Sportsplex as part of the Predators commitment to the development of youth hockey.

G.O.A.L! has been created to offer youngsters the opportunity to experience the excitement of hockey without the cost of purchasing equipment. Designed for boys and girls ages 4 to 8 years old with no prior hockey or skating experience, this free four-week ice hockey program will introduce the exciting sport of hockey to kids while teaching life experiences of teamwork, sportsmanship and self-confidence as a child develops through athletic participation.

Participants of G.O.A.L! will receive on-ice instruction by USA Hockey certified coaches, complimentary hockey equipment, stick and skates to check-out during the 4-week program, official G.O.A.L! hockey jersey to keep as a souvenir, graduation certificate signed by Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz, progression sheet from local rink and much more!

Registration will begin on December 29 at 9:00 a.m. (Registration form will be posted at the above link at 9:00 a.m. on December 29. Online is the only way to register). Dates for the lessons are Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2 from 5:40-6:30 p.m. The location is A-Game Sportsplex, 215 Gothic Court, Franklin, TN 37067.

Just fyi, this is the ice rink in Franklin. They keep changing the name but it is the only one there.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Great New Free Music!

Fingertips music has posted their top twenty freebies of 2010. Check it out if you are in need of a new playlist for your iPod!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hot $10 off of $20 In-store Coupon Today Only

Need to pick up some last minute items? Go here to print a coupon for $10 off a $20 or more purchase of apparel, intimates, fragrances, cosmetics and accessories. This includes sale and clearance items. This is just for today (12/22) so hurry on over!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Favorite Deals This Week 12/16/10

Whole Foods:

(Friday Only) Satsuma Mandarins, .69 per lb

So Delicious Coconut Milk 32oz, $1.69
-$1/1 Whole Deal Coupon Booklet Oct/Nov
-$1/1 So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage, Any 64 Oz. or 32 Oz. -
Final Price: Free+

Muir Glen Tomatoes 15oz, $1.99
-$1.00 Mambo Sprouts Printable
-$1.00 Whole Deal Coupon Booklet Oct/Nov
-$1/2 Muir Glen printable
Final Price: Free

Celestial Holiday Tea, $2.50
-$1.00 Mambo Sprouts Fall Booklet
-$1.00 Whole Deal Coupon Booklet Oct/Nov
Final Price: $0.50

Thanks to Faithful Provisions for most of these deals. Check out her site for even more great buys!


Smoked Honey Spiral Ham, 1.69 per lb

Precooked Meatballs, 5 lbs, 6.99

14 Slice Variety Cheesecake Pack, 9.99

Fresh Mashed Potatoes, 6 lb tub, 4.99

Vegetable Blends, 4 lbs, 4.99

Lasagna, 6 lb tray, 8.99

Variety Cheese Party Tray, 2 lbs, 7.99

There was also a $5/$50 coupon in the store circular in Sunday's paper.


Dole Pineapples, 20 oz., $1.61 BOGO
Final Price: .81¢

Fresh Express Salad Blend, 4.5-12 oz., $3.99 BOGO
-.55/1 Fresh Express Blends, Baby Blends, or Gourmet Cafe salads printable
Final Price: $1.44

Betty Crocker Potatoes, 4.5-66 oz., $1.79 BOGO
-.55/1 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes printable
-.50/2 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, SS 11/14, SS 11/21, or SS 12/05
-.50/2 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes printable
-$1/2 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes printable
Final Price: .34 - .39

Mt. Olive Pickles, 46 oz., $2.79 BOGO
-.50/1 Mt. Olive pickles, peppers or relish, SS 10/31
-.55/1 Mt. Olive Pickles in store dispenser
Final Price: .39 - .84

Swanson Broth, 14.5 oz., $1.09 BOGO
-.50/5 Swanson broth can, 14 oz +, SS 11/07
-.75/5 Swanson broth can, 14 oz +, SS 11/07
Final Price: .34 -.43

Mueller’s Pasta 12-16 oz., $1.25 BOGO
-$1/2 Mueller’s Pasta printable
-.55/1 Mueller’s pasta product printable
-.55/2 Mueller’s Pasta, Mueller’s Plan on Pasta home mailer
Final Price: .08 - .35

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix, 18.25 oz., $1.75 BOGO
-.55/1 Duncan Hines Cake mix, All the Trimmings Publix booklet
-$1 off Duncan Hines Glazes WYB any cake mix printable
Final Price: .33 plus $1 off of Glaze Icing

Pure Wesson Oil, 48 oz., $3.89 BOGO
-.40/1 Wesson oil, SS 11/14
Final Price: $1.14

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, 16-16.5 oz., $2.93 BOGO
-$1/2 Nestle Toll House product, Kroger Share the Joy booklet
-$1 off Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, RP 10/03
-$1/2 Nestle Toll-House refrigerated cookie dough, October Family Fun mag.
-.75/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie or Brownie Dough printable
-$1 off Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough printable
Final Price: .46 - .96

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, 8-10 oz, 1.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa and Reddi Wip (Publix Coupon) SS 12/12
-.50/2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, 8 ct, Conagra Home Mailer
-.50/2 Swiss Miss hot cocoa, SS 11/14
-Free Swiss Miss WYB Reddi Wip Topping printable
Final Price: Free - .49

Young Turkey, 69¢ lb.

North American Sweet Potatoes, 39¢ lb.

Spanish Clementines, 5 lb., $3.99

Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz., $1.00
-$1/2 Breakstone sour cream, 16 oz +, SS 11/14
-.55/1 Breakstone sour cream, 16 oz +, SS 11/14 or printable
-.60/1 Breakstones Sour Cream WYB Potatoes (coupon on bags of potatoes)
Final Price: .40 - .50

Campbell’s Cream of Soups, .80¢
-.25/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup, SS 11/07
-.35/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup, SS 11/07
Final Price: .62 - .67

Colgate Toothpaste, 6.4 oz., $1
-$1 off Colgate Kids toothpaste 4.6 oz or toothbrush, Kroger Share the Joy booklet
-.75/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 12/05 or printable
Final Price: Free - .25

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Check out her site for complete match-up of sales and coupons!

Save a Lot:

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, .89
-$1.25/3 Kraft Bakers bars, Jell-O, Nilla Wafers, or Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Deliciously Simple Recipes booklet
-$1/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese printable
Final Price: .39 - .47

Ginger Evans Cake Mix, .89

Libby Pineapple, .99

Baby Carrots, 1 lb, .79

Ritz Crackers, 15-16 oz, 1.79
-$1/2 Ritz Crackers (5.5 oz - 16.5 oz), any two - 11-14-10 SS
Final Price: 1.29

Need Easy Holiday Recipes? Free eBook Download

Go HERE to download your copy of Mr Food's Hassle Free Holiday Cooking. Check out the Patchwork Potatoes on page 19!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 12/15/10

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday. Generally, the best deals at HG Hill are meats and fresh vegetables. They usually have a big meat sale once a month which is a good time to stock your freezer. At least at the store that I shop (Franklin), no printable coupons are accepted currently. Often you can find a $5/$50 coupon printed on the back of your receipt which you can also use at the local Publix stores.

Kentucky Legend Boneless Whole or Half Ham, 2.99 per lb

Elm Hill Whole Smoked Ham, 1.59 per lb

Clifty Farms Whole Smoked Ham, 1.69 per lb

Ground Round, 2.29 per lb

Honeysuckle Turkey Breast, 1.59 per lb

Whole or Cut-up Fresh Fryers, .99 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .59 per lb

Florida Tangerines, 3 lbs, 2.5

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.99

Florida Red Grapefruit, 8 lbs, 3.99

Campbell's Cream Soup, .89

Martha White or White Lily Flour, 5 lbs, 1.50

Best Choice Sugar, 4 lbs, 1.69

Sweet Sue Broth, 14.5 oz, .59

Ready to Serve Rice, 1.67
Minute Rice Ready To Serve Products, Any (inside package)
Final Price: 1.17

Betty Crocker Potatoes, box, 1.25
Betty Crocker boxed Potatoes, any flavor (except Potato Buds and Betty Crocker Pouch) - 12-05-10 GM, 11-14-10 GM, 11-21-10 SS
Final Price: .75

Pillsbury Cake Mix, .99

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 12/13/10

Monday: Beef Stroganoff
Tuesday: Homemade Turkey Pot Pie
Wednesday: Spaghetti
Thursday: Chili
Friday: Kid's Choice
Saturday: Spinach Turkey Meatloaf & Rice
Sunday: Hash Brown Casserole

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hurry and grab these 10 great Christmas songs!

Today only, The Downplayer offers downloads of 10 Christmas MP3 Tracks for free. (To download each song, right-click and save.) Some tracks aren't offered by iTunes or Choose from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Colplay, Sufjan Stevens, Hem, and more.

Thanks to dealnews for this tip!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shopping: Kroger, HG Hill & Publix Savings

By the time I returned home with the kids, our neighborhood, as well as most of our small town, was pitch black. Apparently some form of electrical station was malfunctioning. The power did not come back on until later in the evening. So no picture!


6.95 lbs Bananas, .39 per lb
Final Price: 2.71

Ground Beef, 1.47 (Mgr Special)

2 White Wine Star Vinegar, 2.53
-(2) Free MF Coupons
Final Price: Free

Balsamic Star Vinegar, 2.79
-Free MF Coupon
Final Price: Free

Kroger Paper Towels, 6 pk, $4.22

Mega Deals:

12 Cesar Canine Cuisine Entrees, regularly .92, on sale .75 (.25 Mega Price)
-(2) B3G1 printable (deducted .92 ea)
Final Price: .09 ea

3 Chex Mix, 1.99 (1.49 Mega Price)
-.50/2 Chex mix or 100 cal snack 4.5 oz +, SS 11/14, doubled
-.50/1 Chex Chocolate mix, 4.5 oz +, SS 11/14, doubled
-(2) .50/1 eCoupons
Final Price: .49 ea

2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, 1.15 (.65 Mega Price)
-.50/2 Carnation evaporated milk, RP 11/14, doubled
Final Price: .15 ea

12 Bumble Bee Tuna 2.5 oz pouch, .99 (49¢ Mega Price)
-(6) $1/2 Bumble Bee Premium Tuna Pouch, 2.5-5 oz, SS 9/12
Final Price: Free

Colgate Wisp 4 ct, $1.50
-.75 off Colgate Wisp 4 ct or larger Kroger eCoupon
-.50/1 Colgate Wisp printable, doubled
Final Price: Free+

Total before sales/coupons: 61.44
Sales: 26.55
Coupons: 21.96
OOP 12.93 (saving 82%)

HG Hill:

5.16 lbs Ground Beef, 1.49 per lb
Final Price: 7.69

2 Purity Ice Cream, 5.49 BOGO
Final Price: 2.75 ea

OOP: $14.40
There are also tearpad coupons for .55/1 Mayfield Ice Cream which is BOGO this week at Publix!


3 Mayfield Ice Cream, 5.49 BOGO
-(3) .55/1 MF tearpad Qs (from HG Hill)
Final Price: 2.19 ea

2 Betty Crocker Cake Mixes, 1.75 BOGO
Final Price: .88

3 Welch's Grape Juices, 3.99 BOGO
-(2) -$1 off Welch’s Juice, 64 or 96 oz printable
-$1/1 MF Q
SS 9/12
Final Price: $1 ea

Chips Ahoy Cookies, 2.93 BOGO
1 off Nabisco cookies WYB milk 1 gal printable
Final Price: .46

2 Solo Cups, 1.99 & 2.89
-$1/2 Publix Q
-$1/1 IP Q
Final Price: 1.44 ea

Publix Milk, 2.89

Publix Pizza, .01 (penny item)

Total before sales/coupons: 47.07
Sales: 17.36
Coupons: 9.89
OOP: 19.82 (saving 58%)

Link Love: How to Cook Dried Beans in a Crockpot

I am all about making life easier. When I saw this post I was very excited to learn that I can start with dried beans and put them in a crockpot to cook without having to pre-soak them. While I would prefer to be so organized that I remember to soak the beans the night before, sadly it rarely happens. Check out Kalyn's Kitchen for instructions on cooking dried beans!

Free Country Christmas Music from People Magazine!

Check out Devastate Boredom's post on how to download your Country Christmas Sampler from iTunes brought to you by People Magazine! Even if you are not a country music fan, you will probably still like this music.

Favorite Deals this Week 12/9/10


Bananas, .39 per lb

Oranges, 4 lb bag, $1.49

Russet Potatoes, 8 lb bag, $2.99

Grapefruit, .33 each

Thanks to Nashville Cheapster for this information! Visit her site for other great money saving tips!

Harris Teeter:

International Delight Creamer, $1.25
-.55/1 International Delight, exp. 12/15/10 (SS 11/07/10)
Final Price: .10 ea

Skippy Peanut Butter (15-16.3 oz.), $1.39
-.50/1 Skippy Peanut Butter Product, exp. 12/12/10 (RP 11/14/10)
Final Price: .39 ea

Fleishmann's Yeast, .99
-.40/1 Fleischmann's Yeast Strip or Jar, exp. 4/23/11 (SS 11/07/10)
Final Price: .19 ea.

-$0.50/1 McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract printable
Final Price: .50

Thanks to Coupon Teacher for this information. Visit her site for more sale/coupon match-ups!


Welch’s 100% or Light Concord Grape Juice , 64 oz., $3.99 BOGO
-$1 off Welch’s Juice, 64 or 96 oz printable
-$1 off Welch’s Light Concord grape juice, 64 oz printable or printable
-$1 off Welch’s Grape juice or juice blend, 64 oz, The Flu is Ready booklet
-$1 off Welch’s Grape Juice, Blends, or Light, 64 oz, SS 9/12

Final Price: $1.00

Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix, 18-19.5 oz., $1.83 BOGO
-.50/2 Betty Crocker Cake mix AND frosting SS 11/14
Final Price: Cheaper if you buy frosting, otherwise .91

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz., $2.73 BOGO
-.50/1 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing, 16 oz +, (sign in) printable or printable
Final Price: .36¢

Hormel Chili, 15 oz., $2.29 BOGO
-.55/2 Hormel Chili product, SS 11/7 or printable
-$1.50/2 Dinty Moore stew, Hormel hash, or Hormel chili, SS 10/31
-$1.50/1 Hormel Dinty Moore stew, hash, or chili, SS 10/31
Final Price: Free - .87

General Mills Cereal, 8.9-12.8 oz., $3.49 BOGO
(Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Golden Grahams, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals printable or printable
-$1/2 General Mills Original Cheerios cereal, SS 10/31 (EXP 12/11)
Final Price: $1.24 ea

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie, Decadent Cake, or Dessert Bar Mix, 12.9-21.5 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie or Dessert bar mixes printable
-.50/1 Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme cake mix, SS 10/24 or printable
Final Price: .29 - .92¢

Betty Crocker Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper, 4.4-7.5 oz., $1.99 BOGO
-$1/4 Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper, SS 10/17 (EXP 12/11)
-$1/5 Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper, SS 10/17 (EXP 12/11)
-.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper, SS 11/7 or printable
Final Price: .74 - .79 ea

Krusteaz Muffin, Cake, or Supreme Bar Mix, 16.5-21 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-.50/1 Krusteaz Muffin mix, SS 10/17 or 12/5
Final Price: .29¢

Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies, 9.5-15.25 oz., $3.79 BOGO
-$1 off Nabisco cookies WYB milk 1 gal printable
-$1/2 Nabisco cookies (Target coupon), excl snack size printable
-$1 off Reese’s Chips Ahoy or Heath Chips Ahoy product, 9.5 oz, July All You Magazine
-$1 off Chips Ahoy July All You magazine
Final Price: .89¢

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, 5-7.25 oz., $3.39 BOGO
-$1 off Pepperidge Farm cookies printable
-$1/2 Pepperidge Farm cookies, Campbell’s Kitchen Coupon booklet or Share Something Delicious booklet
-.55/1 Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies printable
-.60/1 Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chunk Crispy or Soft Baked cookies, SS 10/10
-.75/1 Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chunk Crispy or Soft Baked cookies, SS 10/10
Final Price: .69¢ - $1.19

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock, 15 oz. tub or 2 pk. 7.5 oz. tub, $1.89 BOGO
-.30/1 Shedd’s Country Crock spread, RP 11/14 (EXP 12/12)
-.40/1 Shedd’s Country Crock product printable or printable
-.50/1 Shedd’s Country Crock spread, RP 11/14 (EXP 12/12)
Final Price: Free - .34

Lysol Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner, 40 oz., $3.19 BOGO
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Pourable printable
-$1/2 Lysol MultiSurface Pourable Cleaner or 11/7
-$1 off Lysol Bathroom cleaner printable
Final Price: .59¢ - $1.09 ea

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $1.99 lb.

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7-10 oz., $1
-.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables printable
-.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, September Weight Watchers Magazine
-.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed vegetables, November Weight Watchers magazine
-.60/3 Green Giant frozen boxed vegetables, SS 11/14, SS 12/05, or printable
Final Price: Free - .80 ea

Sundown Naturals B6, 150 ct. $3.59 (reg price)
-$3 off Sundown Naturals Vitamins, 120 ct.+, or Osteo Bi-Flex, 120 ct.+ (Publix coupon), Green Advantage flyer
-$1 off Sundown Naturals or Marvel Heroes vitamin product printable

-$1 off Sundown Naturals or Marvel vitamins, RP 11/7
-$1 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin product printable
-$2 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin, Dietary or Herbal Supplement or Marvel Heroes Vitamin, Kroger Home Mailer
-$3/2 Sundown Naturals Vitamin products printable
Final Price: use store and mfr coupon, makes it Free+

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for complete sale/coupon match-ups!

HG Hill:

Go HERE for the best deals. Also when I was there yesterday, they had frozen Butterball turkeys for .69 per lb. It's a great time to add a few to your freezer!


Kroger still has a Mega Event going on this week. See a complete list of included items at Southern Savers. It's a good time to pick up some free Tuna, Chex Mix & Krusteaz Mixes. Also Cesar's Dog Food is at a great price (.06 ea) with coupon. See Faithful Provision's post on this deal!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 12/8/10

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday. Generally, the best deals at HG Hill are meats and fresh vegetables. They usually have a big meat sale once a month which is a good time to stock your freezer. At least at the store that I shop (Franklin), no printable coupons are accepted currently. Often you can find a $5/$50 coupon printed on the back of your receipt which you can also use at the local Publix stores.

There is an in-ad store coupon for $2/1 Oscar Mayer Bacon. There is another in-ad store coupon for $1/1 Lunchables.

Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast, 1.49 per lb

Assorted Pork Chops, 1.39 per lb

Ground Beef, 1.49 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 2.19 per lb

Boneless Top Sirloin Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Smithfield Smoked Ham Portions, 1.59 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Boston Butt Pork Roast, 1.29 per lb

Hillshire Farms Lit'l Smokies, 2.50
Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies, Any (DND/T5) - 12-05-10 RP, 11-14-10 RP
Final Price: 2.12

Red Delicious, Jonagold, or Fuji Apples, .89 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 3.29

Sweet Yellow Onions, .69 per lb

Hass Avocados, .99

Collard, Turnip or Mustard Greens, .59 per lb

Best Choice Apple Juice, 96 oz, .99

Healthy Choice Soup, 1.25
Healthy Choice Soups - 10-17-10 SS
Final Price: .75 ea

Breakstone Sour Cream, 16 oz, 1.29
-.55/1 Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16 oz or larger - 11-14-10 SS
Final Price: .74

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, .99

Free Fries at Wendy's with Coupon

Wendy's is giving away fries! I love it when restaurants are introducing a new product!

You can print your coupon here: Wendy’s Coupon for Free Natural Cut Fries.

Nearly Free Game at Target!

Hasbro has some great coupons for games HERE. One of the coupons is for $5/1 Pictureka game. Yesterday while at Target I found the Pictureka Card Game in the playing card section for $5.24. I used the printable coupon and it worked just fine. It did not beep. So I was able to get a great kid stocking stuffer for .24! I suspect that this is available at Walmart as well.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Link Love: Fight Private College Tuition Inflation

Ever thought about pre-paying your child's college tuition at today's rates? HERE is a great article explaining more about this topic. Just a point of interest - "the college tuition inflation rate is roughly double that of the general inflation rate."

Monday, December 6, 2010

Link Love: Jobless Rate By Level of Education

I found this article very interesting and certainly something that I will show my kids when I discuss staying in school! While higher education can not guarantee a job, statistically you have a better chance.

Menu Plan Monday 12/6/10

Monday: Hamburger Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday: Barbecue Cups & Steamed Vegetables
Wednesday: Sausage, Feta & Spinach Quiche
Thursday: Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Dump Chicken & Vegetables
Friday: Turkey Chili
Saturday: White Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions
Sunday: Turkey & Cucumber Salad, Favorite Bread

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saved 83% at Publix

Sorry, no picture today. Our household has been suffering from a cold so I was lucky to get to the store. There is a great deal on Theraflu at Publix right now!

3 Silk Soy Milk, 2.50
-(3) $1/1 Silk PureAlmond or Soy Milk (Publix coupon), 64 oz, Yellow Advantage flyer
$1/1 Silk Soy Milk printable
Final Price: .50 ea

4 Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 1.25 BOGO
.40/1 Idahoan product, 4 oz + printable
Final Price: Free+

Egg Beaters, 1.67
-.55/1 MF Q peelie (found at store)
Final Price: 1.12

2 Juicy Juice All Natural 100% Juice, 64 oz. or 8 ct. 6.75 oz., $2.50
-$1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice printable
Final Price: $2.00 ea

2 Theraflu, 5.39
-$5/2 Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
-(2) $2/1 Theraflu Product Printable
Final Price: .89 ea

4 Sundown Folic Acid Vitamins, 3.79
-(4) $3/1
Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
-(2) $3/2 Sundown Printable
Final Price: Free+

Total before sales/coupons: 52.93
Sales: 5.27
Coupons: 38.75
OOP: $8.91 (including 3.67 in tax, saving 83%)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Link Love: Best Things to Buy in December

AOL has a great article on the best things to buy in December HERE. You may wish to consider these discounted items when making your Christmas shopping list!

Favorite Deals this Week 12/2/10

I'm not doing much shopping this week. We've got whatever flu/cold that is going around. Here are some links for great deals this week:

Publix: Southern Savers or Faithful Provisions
Harris Teeter: Mrs. Moneysaver
Kroger: Mommy Snacks
HG Hill: Here

If, like me, you are in the market for cold medicine, one of my favorite sites for printable medicine is WOW coupons. Go down the page until you get to the Medicine & Vitamins category.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 12/1/2010

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday. Generally, the best deals at HG Hill are meats and fresh vegetables. They usually have a big meat sale once a month which is a good time to stock your freezer. At least at the store that I shop (Franklin), no printable coupons are accepted currently. Often you can find a $5/$50 coupon printed on the back of your receipt which you can also use at the local Publix stores.

There is an in-ad manufacturer coupon for free pasta when you purchase 2 Ragu pasta sauces (any size).

Ground Chuck, 1.59 per lb

Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, 1.29 per lb

Boneless Rump or Bottom Round Roast, 2.29 per lb

Bone-in Split Chicken Breasts, 1.19 per lb

Dole Bananas, .39 per lb

Green Cabbage, 3 lbs for $1 (most heads of cabbage weigh around 3 lbs)

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lbs, 1.79

California Naval Oranges, 3 for $1

Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, 1.50

Mangos, $1 ea

Best Choice Canned Vegetables, .50

Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail, $2.00

Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes, 1.67

Post Cereal (Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat, Bran Flakes & Honey Bunches of Oats), 1.67

Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, 10 oz, .79
Red Gold Tomatoes, Any 10 Oz. Or Larger Cans - 10-24-10 SS
Final Price: .45

Always Save Flour, 5 lbs, 1.39

Always Save Soft Drinks, 2 ltr, .69


Sirloin End Cut Pork Chops, .99 per lb

Boneless Pork Loin, 1.69 per lb

Whole Boneless New York Strips, 4.99 per lb

Chicken Leg Quarters, .49 per lb (sold in 10 lb bags)

Boneless Pork Chops, 1.99 per lb

Pork Rib Strips, 10 lbs, 9.99

Sliced Slab Bacon, 10 lbs, 14.99

Free Colgate Total at Walgreens

Being that it is cold and flu season, I am spending more time at the pharmacy at Walgreen's. While waiting, I picked up the free magazine. It was a Holiday 2010/Winter 2011 Walgreen's Diabetes & You Magazine that has two Colgate coupons in it. On the outside of the magazine there is a smaller attached booklet with mostly store coupons. In the magazine there is a Colgate manufacturer coupon and in the attached booklet there is a store coupon. Just out of curiosity, I checked the price of Colgate Total and it was on sale.

Colgate Total, 4 oz., $2.00 on sale
-$1/1 MF Q from Walgreens Diabetes Booklet (found at Pharmacy)
-$1/1 Walgreen's Store Q from Diabetes Booklet
Final Price: Free

The following are all the coupons in the Holiday 2010/Winter 2011 Diabetes & You book:

Manufacturer coupons:

Colgate Total, 4 oz or larger $1 (3/31/11)
Benefiber Product, $2 (3/31/11)
Walgreens by ACE product, $2 (3/31/11)
Neuragen PN or Neuragen Gel, $10 (3/31/11)
Oramoist $1 (3/31/11)
Extend Snacks $1 on 4 or one multiple serving carton (3/31/11)
Energizer EZ Change Hearing Aid Batteries $2 (3/31/11)
Biotene $1.50 (3/31/11)

Walgreens Coupons:

Walgreens Glucose Tablets 0.75 (2/28/11)
Metamucil Wafers 10.2 oz or packets 44 pack $1 (2/28/11)
Metamucil Clear & Natural or Sugar Free 6.1 oz $1 (2/28/11)
Olay Total Effects .5 or 1.7 oz $1 (2/28/11)
Bayer Microlet Colored Lancets, 100 pack $3 (2/28/11)
Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Test Strips, 25 pack $5 (2/28/11)
Colgate Total, Total Advanced or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 to 6 oz $1 (2/28/11)
Sugar Free Nips, 3.25 oz $1 on 2 (2/28/11)
Boost Glucose Control, 6 pack, 8oz each $1.50 on 2 (2/28/11)
One Touch Delica Lancing Device $10 (2/28/11)
Finest Natural Multivitamin Liquid, 8 oz. $1 (2/28/11)
Finest Natural Cinnamon, 1000 mg, 180 count $1 (2/28/11)
Finest Natural Chromium Picolinate, 1000 mg, 100 count (2/28/11)
Finest Natural Magnesium, 250 mg, 300 count $1 (2/28/11)
Nova Max Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring System $10 (2/28/11)
Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, 24.5 to 31.8 oz. $1 (2/28/11)
Walgreens True Test Blood Glucose Test Strips, 50 pack $5 (2/28/11)
Walgreens True Result or True 2Go Meter, Free with purchase of True Test Strips 100 pack or two 50 packs (2/28/11)
Walgreens Advanced Travel Lancets, 25 pack $1 (2/28/11)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LInk Love: Free Christmas Music

Check out Devastate Boredom's recent post on how to download 13 free Christmas songs from Target! It's a great way to enjoy the season!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cub Scout Cake Decorating Contest!

You know when something unexpectedly cool happens and it is such a pleasant surprise? Today is that day. After four years of Cub Scout cake decorating contests, my goal was merely to not be embarrassed. However, tonight both boys won first place in their dens! An entire Sunday of cake baking with the kids was worth it!

Pinewood Derby Cake

UFO Cake

Menu Planning Monday 11/29/2010

Monday: Ham & Rice Primavera
Tuesday: Pumpkin Turkey Chili & Salad
Wednesday: Crockpot Cranberry Chicken & Steamed Vegetables
Thursday: Crescent Roll Casserole
Friday: Hamburgers
Saturday: Caribbean Rice and Sausage
Sunday: Quiche and Blueberry Monkey Bread

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Thanksgiving Poem

Twas the night of Thanksgiving,
I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.

The leftovers beckoned -
the dark meat and white
but I fought the temptation
with all of my might.

Tossing and turning with anticipation,
the thought of a snack became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.

I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
'til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.

I crashed through the ceiling,
floating into the sky
with a mouthful of pudding
and a handful of pie.

But, I managed to yell
as I soared past the trees....
Happy eating to all -
pass the cranberries, please.

May your stuffing be tasty,
may your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy
have nary a lump.

May your yams be delicious,
may your pies take the prize,
may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off of your thighs.

May your Thanksgiving be blessed!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cooking a Rock-Solid Frozen Turkey!

With all the fantastic deals on turkeys going on right now, I have been able to acquire three of them for around $5 each. So when I found instructions on how to cook a turkey from a frozen state, I was willing to experiment and possibly sacrifice one of the turkeys. My thought was that if this really worked, how awesome would it be? No more stressing out if the turkey was not totally thawed in time! Just because I am a suspicious person, I consulted other websites to make sure this was able to be done. Other sites agreed that it was possible and stated that you have to cook the turkey 1.5 times the specified amount of time at a lower temperature.

So on Saturday I started with a rock solid 12.3 lb turkey right out of deep freeze. I used a rack in a shallow pan as the article suggests. Because I did not want it to cook the outside to a crisp before the inside cooked, I covered with two layers of aluminum foil. I was able to take the bag out of the center around hour 4. I also uncovered the bird at that time. I turned the bird over around 3/4 of the way just to be sure the bottom would cook and brown. I ended up cooking the bird just over 7 hours at 325 which is the amount of time suggested on other websites but a little longer than suggested in the article (I wanted to be totally sure it was cooked!).

What was the result? I probably would not know the difference if I had started with a thawed turkey. It was still tender and fully cooked. I used the leftovers the next day for turkey chili. Best of all, no one got sick (I did not think this would be the case). Probably not the best description for a recipe, but when handling turkey and using a new way to cook, it is always a concern.

Here is the article from a study conducted by O. Peter Snyder, Jr., Ph.D. about a new way to roast your Thanksgiving turkey by putting it in the oven frozen solid. Dr. Snyder is the president of the Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Cooking Turkey From the Frozen State


A common problem on Thanksgiving is waking up on Thanksgiving morning and realizing that the turkey has not been thawed, and there is not enough time to thaw the turkey in the refrigerator or in flowing water at 70ºF, which takes hours.

However, there is a very simple solution – cook the entire turkey from the frozen state. The FDA Food Code allows this, and turkey hotlines suggest it. The following is a HACCP-based procedure for cooking a 12-to-13-lb. frozen turkey.


Start 5 to 5 1/2 hours before you want to serve the cooked turkey. Set the oven temperature at 325ºF. It is much better that the turkey be done 30 minutes before mealtime than to rush and serve an undercooked turkey. Remove the wrapping from the turkey and put the turkey on a rack on a pan that has been covered with foil to make cleaning easy (Fig. 1). You can also cook the turkey in a covered roasting pan if you have one.

Put the turkey in the oven (Fig. 2). Do not worry about the bag with the heart, liver, etc. in the neck cavity or the neck in the center of the turkey. They can be removed during cooking, after the turkey thaws. There will be Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter jejuni on the turkey. However, because it is frozen, there is no drip, and transfer to hands or counter is not a significant risk.

Cooking the turkey on a shallow pan on a rack assures even cooking. Cooking in a pan with sides shields the bottom of the turkey from heat, and the cooking on the bottom will be non-uniform.

In the first 2 to 2 1/2 hours, the legs and thighs get up to approximately 100ºF. The breast, about 1 inch into the flesh, is still at the soft ice point, about 25ºF. At this point, begin to monitor breast temperature with a tip-sensitive digital thermometer as it thaws. You may also use a dial roast thermometer. Insert it into the breast, because it is the slowest cooking part.

After about 3 1/2 hours, the legs and thighs will be around 150 to 160ºF, and the breast, about 40 to 50ºF. The bag of heart, liver, etc. and the neck can be removed at this time, to be made into stock, if desired (Fig. 3).

At 4 1/2 to 5 hours, the turkey is nicely cooked. Check the temperature. The leg and thigh should be tender and at a temperature of 175 to 185ºF, while the breast will be moist at a temperature of 160 to 170ºF. The pop-up timer (if there is one) should have popped. Cooking turkeys to these temperatures is adequate to assure the reduction of Salmonella and Campylobacter jejuni to a safe level. (Fig. 4).

Discussion and Conclusion

This is an excellent way to cook turkey. Actually, cooking a turkey from the frozen state has benefits over cooking a thawed turkey. Cooking can be done in a roasting pan, but it is unnecessary. If one thaws a turkey in a home refrigerator, there is a significant risk of raw juice with pathogens at high levels getting on refrigerator surfaces, other foods in the refrigerator, countertops, and sink, thus creating a hazard and a need for extensive cleaning and sanitizing.

The second benefit is that, because the breast has greater mass, it takes longer to thaw. Therefore, the thigh and leg are well cooked and tender, while the breast is not overcooked and dried out. The breast will cook to a juicy 160-to-165ºF endpoint without difficulty.


Cooking turkey from the frozen state produces an excellent, juicy, tender, and safe product. There is no need to remember to thaw the turkey four days ahead of time, and cooking a frozen turkey minimizes risk of pathogen cross-contamination from juices from the raw bird.

To assure a quality and safe turkey, monitor the final temperature with a tip-sensitive digital thermometer, and always wash your hands before touching and handling the cooked turkey.

Reference: FDA. 2005. Food Code. U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Washington, D.C.

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