Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pantry Challenge Monthly Totals


I had planned on only spending $80 for the month for the Eat from the Pantry Challenge, but the Kroger Mega Deal sale was just too much temptation! Overall the month went well. We used up a good chunk of our freezer and stockpile, and we were able to replace some key ingredients in the stockpile with the great sales.

Total before sales/coupons: $844.38
OOP: $110.85
Saved: 87%

Publix Trips

We are big coffee drinkers in our house. If there is one thing that we run out of regularly, it's coffee. So even though I hadn't planned on making a trip to Publix this week, I changed my mind when I found out that coffee was the penny item. Even my husband decided to make a trip on the way home! Of course he had no coupons and needed to get his total to ten dollars to get the penny item so I told him to pick up a couple of Green Advantage Flyers and get some Aleve which was basically free with just the store coupon. The exact Aleve was not available so he improvised - great husband! He was running out of his stash of Advil so he was quite happy to restock.

Trip 1

3 Benevia, 4 pk drinks, $8.49
-(3) $4/1 4-pk BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink, Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-(3) $5/1 BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink Printable
Final Price: Free+

Milk, 2.59

Publix Coffee, .01 (penny item)

6 Yoplait Yoplus Yogurt, 2.50 BOGO
-(6) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: .25 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 49.19
Sales: 7.50
Coupons: 35.98
OOP: 5.71 (saving 88%)

Trip 2 (my husband)

Aleve Caplets, 1.95
3 Aleve Liquid-Gels, 2.99
-(2) $5/2 Aleve Products Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
Final Price: .23 ea

Bananas, 1.32

Publix Coffee, .01 (penny item)

Total before sales/coupons: 25.96
Sales: 1.72
Coupons: 19.88
OOP: 3.36 (saving 87%)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yummy Stove Pipe Bread on a Snowy Day!

This is what it looks like outside today here in middle Tennessee. Schools were called off yesterday just on the prediction of snow. Yes, I can hear you Northerners laughing! See the big issue in the South is that we rarely get a good snow so no one knows how to drive in it (except for my husband who is from Michigan and even he stays off the roads). It's the inexperienced snow drivers that make it so dangerous. Anyway, in between working from home on my laptop, I made a new recipe with the kids. It's called Stove Pipe Bread and is delicious!

I have a couple of cool Pampered Chef stoneware bread crocks that I picked up at thrift stores for a couple of dollars. Months ago I went looking for a good recipe to use in them. I found this one and set it aside. I came across it this morning. It is actually meant for cooking in coffee cans, but crocks work great. I also used my bread machine rather than by hand as the recipe indicates. Just put the ingredients in and set for dough cycle. When complete, divide dough into two greased crocks and allow to rise for twenty more minutes in a warm area. Bake as directed.

Stove Pipe Bread

from Aldi

Ingredients:
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt (necessary)
  • 2 large eggs
Directions:

Combine 1-1/2 cup flour and yeast in a bowl. Combine next 5 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until just warm, about 120°F. Stir into dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly with an electric mixer. Add eggs and continue to beat until mixture is smooth. Add 1 cup flour and mix well. Use a wooden spoon to stir in remaining flour.

Divide batter into 2 oiled 1 lb coffee cans. Cover with plastic lids and set aside in a warm area to rise about 1 hour. When dough has risen almost to the top of cans, remove lids. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from can.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 1/28/10 - Fast Creamy Tomato Penne

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.

I discovered this recipe a couple of weeks ago as we began the Eat from the Pantry Challenge. I had a lot of ground pork in my freezer. I also seem to have collected quite a bit of high fiber pasta. Now I know it is much better for you than your plain white pasta, but I have had a real hard time putting it into my favorite recipes. The texture is grainier, and I just didn't want to ruin my favorite dishes. Thus, I knew that I had to find a brand new dish to use it in so I would not be comparing it to the original. This one is it! I don't even notice that the pasta is different, and it tastes great! You can use regular pasta in it as well. The pork produces a mild flavor and does not taste too "porky" if you know what I mean. It is also super fast to cook, which is great when you have limited time! I would make this again even if the items were not on sale.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Sargento Shredded Cheese 5-8 oz $2
-.40/2 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheeses, 5oz+ SS 1/24

-.55/1 Sargento Shredded Cheese Nov. or Dec. All You Magazine
Final Price: $1.45 -1.60

Prego Pasta Sauce 24 oz, $2.49 BOGO
Final Price: 1.24

Ronzoni Pasta 12-16 oz, $1.39 BOGO
(excludes Lasagna, Manacotti, and Jumbo Shells)
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta SS 1/10 (regional)
-$1/2 Ronzoni healthy Harvest pasta printable
-.75/1 Ronzoni SmartTaste Pasta SS 12/6
(probably not these varieties, but just in case)
Final Price: Free - .69

(not sure which sour cream would be cheapest so I included three possibilities)

Breakstone Sour Cream, price unknown
-$1/2 Breakstone's Sour Cream, any 16 oz+ - 01-24-10 SS
-.55/1 Breakstone's Sour Cream, any 16 oz+ - 01-24-10 SS
Final Price: Cheap

Daisy Brand Sour Cream, price unknown
-.60/1 Daisy Brand Sour Cream, any 16 oz. + - 12-13-09 SS
Final Price: Cheap

Organic Valley Sour Cream, price unknown
-$1/1 Organic Valley Cottage Cheese Or Sour Cream, Any (Organic Valley Website)
Final Price: Cheap

Ground Pork usually runs about $2 per lb. (if you don't see it out, ask the butcher)

For onions & bell pepper, use $1 off $5 Produce Purchase printable (Food Lion), particularly if you have other produce items to purchase.

Fast Creamy Tomato Penne

from allrecipes.com

Ingredients:
  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 large white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
Directions:
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground pork, and cook until evenly brown. Drain excess fat.
  3. In a large pot, heat spaghetti sauce until bubbling. Stir in pork mixture, pasta and sour cream. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Top with shredded cheese, optional.

Favorite Deals of the Week 1/29/10

Harris Teeter:

Whole Fryer Chicken, $0.49/lb.

Jell-O Gelatin, $0.57
-$1.25/3 Kraft Desserts coupon (booklet from Dec)
Final Price: .07 ea

Birds Eye Steamfresh, $1
-$0.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, exp. 2-7-10 (SS 01/10/10)
Final Price: Free

Free $5 Gift Card to Babies R Us through Facebook!

Become a fan of Babies R Us on Facebook and they'll email you a $5 gift card, today only (1/28). Better hurry! Thanks Frugalista!

Whole Foods Printable Coupons

Go HERE to print your Whole Food coupons. You can use these at Publix as well. Thanks to Mrs. Buys More for this information!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For the Locals: Free Entrance to Country Music Hall of Fame 1/30

Ms. Cheap has posted that the Country Music Hall of Fame will have free entrance this Saturday! My kids have visited with their school and loved it! Admission usually runs $19.99. This is a wonderful learning opportunity which is fun as well.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kroger Mega Deal Trip 2

I had $8.50 in Catalinas from my Harris Teeter trip burning in my pocket so off to Kroger I went this afternoon to score some more fantastic mega deals!


16 Rotel, Mega Deal price .49
-(10) .30/1 MF Qs, doubled
-(3) .55/2 Blinkies (found on this trip at the store)
Final Price: .01 ea

9 Hunt's Tomatoes, Mega Deal price .50
-(3) .45/3 MF Qs, doubled
-.45/3 Shortcuts eQ
Final Price: .15 ea

Coffeemate Creamers, $2.49 Mega Deal price
- .50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: 1.49

4 Macaroni & Cheese, .49 Mega Deal price
-B3G1 MF Qs (rang up as 1.39 off each Q)
Final Price: .14 ea

Non - Mega Deal Items:

4 Old El Paso Sides, on sale 1.25
-(4) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: .25 ea

2 Old El Paso Seasoning, .85
-(2) Free WYB 2 OEP products (rang up .99 off)
Final Price: Free+

Yakisoba Noodles, 1.00
-.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

Angus Roast, originally 12.18, manager's special 5.93

-$8.50 in Catalinas (from H.T.)

Total before sales/coupons: 52.87
Sales: 20.45
Coupons: 28.67
OOP: 3.50 (saving 96%)
Received: $3 Catalina for purchasing OEP products

HG Hill Deals This Week 1/26/10

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. You can use HG Hill coupons at Publix as well. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday.

There is a coupon in the circular for Always Save salad dressing for .09 when you purchase $20 in groceries.

Pork Chops, 1.49 per lb

Chicken Thighs or Drums, .89 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 1.99 per lb

Boneless Rib Eye Steaks, 4.99 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.79 per lb

Jimmy Dean Sliced Bacon, 2 for $4

Boneless Shoulder Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Carl Buddig Lunch Meat, 2 for $1

Armour Meat Balls, 16 oz, 2.39 ea

Washington Apples, $1 per lb

White Seedless Grapes, 1.99 per lb

Avocados, .89 ea

Breakstone Sour Cream, .99
-.55/1 IP Q
printable
-.55/1 Breakstone's Sour Cream, any 16 oz+ - 01-24-10 SS
Final Price: .44

Breyers Yogurt Cups, 2 for $1
-$1/10 Breyers Yogurt Cups, Any 6 Oz. - 01-03-10 SS
Final Price: .40 ea

Post Cereal, 2 for $3 (Pebbles, Alphabits, Crisps, Raisin Bran, & Honey Comb)

Pillsbury Grands, 16-17 oz, .99
-$1/3
Pillsbury refrigerated grands biscuits - 01-10-10 SS
-.40/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands biscuits, any - 01-10-10 SS
-.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits, Any (A CouponGirls Sponsor - Coupons.com)
Final Price: .69 - .72

Coca Cola,
24 pack, 5.99

SUPER SATURDAY SALE - January 30th:

Whole Ribeye, 3.99 per lb (sliced free)

Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breasts, 1.59 per lb

Pork Rib Strips, 10 lb box, 9.99

Russet Potatoes, 20 lbs, $3.00

Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag, $1

Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 12 double rolls, 4.99
-.50/1 IP Q printable
Final Price: 3.99

Pepsi Cola Products, 6 pk .5 ltrs, 1.99

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 1.25
-$1/2
Ragu Pasta Sauce products 16-26 oz. any variety - Healthy Lifestyles flyer
Final Price: .75

Blue Bonnet Spread, .69

Aquarius Spring Water,
6 pk .5 ltrs, .89


Harris Teeter Catalina Trip


Harris Teeter has several Catalina deals going on right now. These are:

Save up to $4 WYB Pillsbury Refrigerated items 1/25-2/21

Buy 4 get a $2 OYNO
Buy 5 get a $3 OYNO
Buy 6 get a $4 OYNO coupon

Includes crescents, cookies, sweet rolls, Grands! biscuits, Grands! cinnamon rolls, pie crusts, dinner rolls, loeaves, breadsticks or pizza crust.

Old El Paso Save up to $3 on beef or chicken 1/25 and 2/21
Purchase any Old El Paso taco shells, dinner kits, seasonings, refried beans or heat & serve side dishes b/t 1/25 and 2/21

Buy 3 get a $1 OYN purchase of beef or chicken
Buy 6 get a $3 OYN purchase of beef or chicken

All items must be purchased in one shopping order. There were also peelies on the taco shells which state buy 2 OEP products and get a free seasoning packet.

Ending today, there is also a GM Promotion (see Southern Savers for total list) where you buy 15 products you get $5 off instantly and another catalina deal for Betty Crocker Fruit snacks (Buy 5 get $3.50 ONYO).

Someone put together a great scenario at Hot Coupon World to take advantage of all of the above so I thought I would give it a shot with a few slight alterations. If you want to do this, you need to do it tonight. I recommend that you check this forum every time before you go shopping. Here is what I purchased:


5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $2
(2) .50/2 IP Qs, doubled
.40/1 IP Q doubled
Final Price: 1.44 ea

2 Old El Paso Refried Beans, 1.25 ea

2 Old El Paso Green Chiles, 1.55 ea
-(2) .55/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .45 ea

2 Old El Paso Seasoning, 1.19
-(2) Free WYB 2 OEP Products peelies (only took off .79 ea)
Final Price: .40

4 Grands Biscuits, 2.00 BOGO
-(2) .30/2 IP Qs
Final Price: .70

2 Pillsbury Pizza Dough, 1.67
-.40/2 IP Q
Final Price: 1.27 ea

-$5 for purchasing 15 GM Products

Total before coupons/sales: 38.08
Sales: 17.39
Coupons: 9.38
OOP: $11.31 (saving 70%)
Returned: $4 Catalina for Pillsbury, $3.50 Catalina for Betty Crocker, and $1 Catalina for Old El Paso and $3/1 4-pack Cottonelle Coupon
True OOP: 2.81 (saving 93%)

Fantastic Kraft Printables!

Hurry, go HERE and print these great Kraft coupons! They will go quickly.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kroger Mega Deal Trip 1/25/10

A few weeks ago one of my favorite coupons came out. It's the $2.50/1 Electrasol Dishwasher Detergent. It only comes out a couple times a year and usually has a short expiration date. I had a number of them and was very glad to see that Kroger had a sale on them and they are part of the mega event. Kroger's mega event is where you are given a list of items and when you buy 10 of them you get $5 off. Usually you can do this up to 30 items with a total of $15 off. Match those items up with coupons and you can get some great deals.

11 Electrasol Finish Tabs, 2.99 Mega Deal price
-(11) 2.50/1 MF Qs
Final Price: .49 ea

16 Macaroni & Cheese, .49 Mega Deal price
-(4) B3G1 MF Qs (rang up as 1.39 off each Q)
Final Price: .14 ea

2 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray, 1.39 Mega Deal price
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .39 ea

Coffeemate Creamers, $2.49 Mega Deal price
- .50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: 1.49

Non - Mega Deal Items:

4 Old El Paso Sides, on sale 1.25
-(4) $1/1 MF Qs
-.50/1 Cellfire eQ
Final Price: .12 ea

2 Old El Paso Seasoning, .85
-(2) Free WYB 2 OEP products (rang up .99 off)
Final Price: Free+

-$5 Catalina

Total before sales/coupons: 103.31
Sales: 46.10
Coupons: 47.54
OOP: 9.67 (including 4.47 in tax, saving 94%)

I expected a catalina to print for the OEP products but it didn't. However, I can't really complain since I got all six items for a total of .24.

Pantry Challenge Total Spent in January: $86.97

Menu Plan Monday


This is the last week of the Clean Out Your Pantry Challenge!

Monday: Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday: Crockpot Boston Baked Beans, Green Salad & Cornbread
Wednesday: Tortellini Tuna Salad
Thursday: Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Friday: Fast Creamy Tomato Penne & Garlic Bread
Saturday: Out to Eat with gift card from Christmas!
Sunday: Ho-Bo's

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Great Printables!

$1/2 Birds Eye Lightly Sauced Vegetables coupon
$1.00/1 (FF) – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Baking Stick coupon
$1/4 - Campbell’s Cream Soup coupon
$1/1 coupon for General Mills cereal here (IE) or here (FF)
$2/4 12 Pack Coke Products coupon
$1/1 Edy's Ice Cream coupon

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hot Printable Coupons!

Coupons.com has some fantastic coupons that you should print now because they will be gone fast! Go HERE to print $1/2 Kraft Cheeses and .55/1 Breakstone Sour Cream.

Go HERE to print a $1/1 Laura’s Lean Beef coupon. You can print twice. This is hormone-free and antibiotic-free meat. Kroger frequently has this on sale for around 1.99.

Go HERE to print $1/1 Mission Tortillas. This is a great coupon to have during Harris Teeter Super Doubles.

20% Off Big Lots Coupon: Jan 23 - 31

This coupon is good for 20% off your entire purchase this week. I really love it when they have this coupon which comes out a few times a year. In the past, I have used it primarily on can goods and furniture. We bought two Ashley couches there a couple of years ago. Big Lots also has a pretty good toy selection so if you are shopping for kid birthdays, you may want to check them out.

Couch from Big Lots!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Saved 97% at Publix

I needed milk, coffee and creamer. So for less than paying full price for those three items, I bought this and paid $4.34 saving 97%, and I am totally excited to have lunch to take to work for almost two weeks! This took a little more effort since my $80 budget for the month was seriously dwindling (down to $7).


Maxwell House Coffee, 2.50

Milk, 2.59

Stacy's Chips, 2.50
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

3 Johnson & Johnson Adhesive Tape, 1.79
3 Johnson & Johnson Steri-pads, 1.79
-(6) $1/1 MF Qs
-(3) $2/1 Publix Qs (Green Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: Free+

International Delight Creamer, 1.99
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

Yakisoba Noodles, .79
-.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free+

8 Healthy Choice Mixers, 2.99
-(8) $2/1 MF Qs
-(4) $1.25/2 Publix Qs (Yellow Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: .37 ea

4 Ro-tel Tomatoes, 1.09
-B2G1 MF Q
-.55/2 Blinkie
-.25/1 Blinkie (Does not double - begins with "9")
-(2) .75/2 Publix Qs (Yellow Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: .24 ea

4 Healthy Choice Steamers, regularly 3.39, on sale 2.00
-(2) $1/2 MF Qs
-(2) $1/2 Publix Qs (Yellow Advantage Flyer)
Final Price: $1.00 ea

2 Aleve, 1.95
-$5/2 Aleve Products Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
Final Price: Free+

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 1.79 50% off
-.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10
Final Price: Free+

3 Benevia, 4 pk drinks, $8.49
-(3) $4/1 4-pk BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink, Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-(3) $5/1 BeneVia Balanced Nutrition Drink Printable
Final Price: Free+

4 Bayer Chewable Cherry Aspirin, 2.19 ea
-(2) $5/2 Publix Qs (Green Advantage Flyer)
-(4) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: Free+

4 Sundown Vitamins, 3.59
-(2) $6/2 Publix Qs (Green Advantage Flyer)
-(2) $1/1 Peelies
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: Free+

2 Johnson & Johnson Buddies Baby Soap, 1.09
-(2) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: .09 ea

-$5/$50 HG Hill Coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 133.90
Sales: 11.68
Coupons: 117.88
OOP: $4.34 (all tax, saving 97%)

Pantry Challenge Remaining Balance: $2.70

Old El Paso Green Chiles Printable

Here is a great printable: .55/1 Old El Paso Green Chiles

You may need to use Internet Explorer to print.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 1/21/10


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 kid meal! The recipe calls for red potatoes, however I think Idaho would work just fine. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Nathan’s Beef Franks, 12-16 oz, $4.99 BOGO (the Cadillac of hot dogs!)
Final Price: 2.49

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.99

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, or Corn on the Cob, 50% off
-.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10
-$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10
-$1/2 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10

Final Price: Free or Very Cheap


Hot Dog Casserole
from Taste of Home

Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 5 medium red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Directions:
  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  2. In a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer a third of the potatoes, half of the hot dogs and half of the onions. Repeat layers. Top with remaining potatoes. Pour white sauce over all.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.

Yield: 8 servings.

HG Hill Trip 1/20/10


HG Hill has numerous coupons in the Franklin Review Appeal this week that I wanted to take advantage of since I had to buy dog food anyway! It's also been so rainy and dreary here that I decided to skip the planned meal tonight and make meatloaf which everyone in the house loves. Prices and coupons are good through Sunday - Monday begins new sales.

These coupons are good when you purchase $20 worth of groceries (including the cost of these items).

Head of Lettuce for .01
Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies for .01
Vienna Sausage for .01
Always Save Vegetables for .01
Always Save Paper Towels for .01

There is also a coupon in the HG Hill circular for a 2 ltr bottle of Pepsi product for .09 when you purchase $20 in groceries.

Here is what I purchased:

20 Always Save Dog Food Cans, .49 ea

Head of Lettuce 1.00
-Store Coupon for .01
Final Price: .01

Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies 1.29
-Store Coupon for .01
Final Price: .01

Vienna Sausage, .85
-Store Coupon for .01
Final Price: .01

Always Save Peas, .50
-Store Coupon for .01
Final Price: .01

Always Save Paper Towels, .69
-Store Coupon for .01
Final Price: .01

Mountain Dew 2 ltr, 1.79
-Store Coupon for .09
Final Price: .09

2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, 1.69
-(2) .50/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final price: .69 ea

Ground Beef, 2.2 lbs at 1.39 per lb
Final Price: 3.09

Total before coupons: 24.23
Coupons: 8.04
OOP: 16.19 (saving 33%, $10.71 was for pet food)

Pantry Challenge Remaining Balance: $7.04

Favorite Deals of the Week 1/21/10

Aldi:

Grape Tomatoes, $0.99/package

Mushrooms, $0.69/package

Green Peppers, $0.69/package

Mama Cozzi Meatballs 16 oz., $1.99

Thanks to Bargain Briana for this info!

Publix:


Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, 6 oz, $1.49 BOGO
-$1/2 Uncle Ben’s Rice or printable
Final price: .24¢

Dole Fruit, Fruit in Gel or Parfait, 4 pk, $2.69 BOGO
-$1/3 Dole Fruit Bowls SS 1/10
-$1/2 Dole Fruit Parfaits SS 1/10 or coupon inside packages
-.75/2 Dole Fruit Bowls SS 1/10, or February All You Magazine
-.75/2 Doe Fruit Parfaits SS 1/10

Final Price: .84 - 1.01
Buy 8 packages get 4 free after mail in rebate

Hunt’s Tomatoes canned, 14.5 oz, $1.39 BOGO
-$1/4 Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes Dec All You, Jan First Magazines or in store dispenser
-$1/3 Hunts Tomatoes printable (manuf. coupon)

-.45/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes SS 1/24
Final Price: .36 - .44

New York Frozen Texas Toast, Rolls or Sticks, 10-16 oz, $3.29 BOGO
-.50/1 New York Product SS 11/8 or printable, printable, Nov. or Feb. All You Magazine
-.50/1 New York Bread February Good Housekeeping or Woman’s Day

Final Price: .64¢

Lysol Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner, 40 oz, $3.19 BOGO
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner SS 1/3 or printable
Final Price: .59¢

Chobani Greek Yogurt, 6oz., $1.00
-$1 off Chobani Yogurt SS 12/13

-B2G1 Chobani Yogurt Winn Dixie Organics Magazine or printable
Final Price: Free - .66

Eggland’s Best Large Eggs, 1 dozen, $2.00

-.35/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs SS 11/1
-.50/1 Egglands Best February Cooking Light, Parenting, Ladies HJ, Taste of Home Magazines
Final Price: $1 - 1.30

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, or Corn on the Cob, 50% off
-.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10
-$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10
-$1/2 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables SS 1/10

Final Price: Free - Very Cheap

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, 4.8-9oz., $1.00
-.50/1 Jolly Time Popcorn SS 1/10
-$1 off Jolly Time Popcorn December Weight Watchers Magazine

Final Price: either coupon makes it free

Aleve 24ct $3.55
-$5/2 Aleve Products Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$1 off Aleve coupon on select boxes
-$1 any Aleve RP 10/25, 1/3 or printable and printable(IE) or printable(FF)
Final Price: use store and (2) manuf. coupons makes it 5¢ ea


Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit $1.49
-$2 off Johnson & Johnson First Aid Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$1 off Johnson’s First Aid RP 1/3
Final Price: Free+


Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Tape $1.99
-$2 off Johnson & Johnson First Aid Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$1 off Johnson’s First Aid RP 1/3
Final Price: Free+


Harris Teeter:

International Delight Creamers 16 oz., $1.66
-$1/2 International Delight SS 11/8
-.55/1 International Delight printable
Final Price: .56¢ - 1.16

Heluva Good Dip, $1.50
-.75/1 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dip or Cheese, any SS 12/13
-$1/2 Heluva Good Dip or Cheese SS 1/24

-.50/1 Heluva Good! Product, Any printable
Final Price: Free - $1

Heluva Good Cheese, $2.00
-1/2 Heluva Good! Cheese Products, any SS 12/13, 1/24
-.75/1 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dip or Cheese, any SS 12/13
-.50/1 Heluva Good! Product, Any
printable
Final Price: .50 - 1.50

Birds Eye Steamfresh, $1.00
-$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh vegetables SS 1/10
-.50/1 Birds eye Steamfresh vegetables SS 1/10

-.50/1 Steamfresh vegetables, rice or pasta SS 12/06
Final Price: Free - .66

McCormick Taco or Chili Seasoning, 99¢ BOGO
-.25/2 McCormick Seasoning Mix RP 1/25
Final Price: .24¢

Old El Paso Seasoning Mix 79¢
-.55/2 Old El Paso Products, Any SS 1/3
Final Price: .24
There is a GM Promotion (see Southern Savers for total list) where you buy 15 products you get $5 off instantly. This is one of the products.

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, $2.59 BOGO
-.50/2 Green Giant Vegetables printable or printable
-.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers printable
-.40/1 Green Giant Steamers SS 1/03
Final Price: .29 - .79
This is also a GM Promotion item.

Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Roll-Ups, Shapes, Stickerz, or Gushers, $2.00
Buy 3, get $1.50, Buy 4, get $2.50, Buy 5, get $3.50 off your next purchase
-$1/3 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, By The Foot, Gushers, Roll-Ups Or Stickerz SS 1/3
-.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks printable, or printable

-.40/1 Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes, Any Box (A CouponGirls Sponsor - Coupons.com)
Final Price: 1.20 - 1.66 plus $ OYNO
This is also a GM Promotion item.

Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips $2.99
-$1 off Tyson Grilled Product SS 1/03
-.55/1 Tyson Grilled Product SS 1/03

Final Price: 1.89-1.99

Johnsonville Sausage $2.99
-.55/1 Johnsonville printable or printable
-.55/1 Johnsonville Sausage, SS 1/17
-.55/1 Johnsonville Bratwurst, SS 1/17
Final Price: 1.89

Kraft Mac and Cheese 50¢ (limit 8)
B3G1 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese SS 12/13
Final Price: .37 ea

Mission Flour Tortillas $1.50
-$1 off Mission Tortillas, Any SS 1/10
-.55/1 package Mission corn or flour tortilla
printable
Final Price: .40¢ - .50

Thanks to Southern Savers for HT and Publix information. Check out her site for a complete list of sales/coupons and try out her shopping list tool!

HG Hill:

Go HERE for the HG Hill sales. Don't miss the Hog Wild Sale that begins today! There are also some great coupons in this week's Franklin Review Appeal including a $5/$50 coupon which you can use at Publix as well.

For the Locals: Great Free Place to Take Your Kids

Do you need a destination to take your children to that will have them talking about it forever? And totally free? My kids love this and I still hear them talking about it and begging to go back. It's surprisingly simple, but my children could spend an hour there just pulling the levers and imaging that he is actually moving. This is Rusty. You can find him out front of the Factory in Franklin, TN. He's a statue made of junk. He is also kid friendly with buttons and levers at the bottom that supposedly turn him on (not really). There are also some cute food stores/restaurants in the Factory. So if you need an outdoor break, go get a cup of coffee and sit out at the adjacent picnic table and let your kids play with Rusty. When you are tired out, take them to the cat shop where they can pet the cats. You will have to probably pull them out screaming but they will have a ball!




Link Love: Chuck E. Cheese Advice

A Lot of Savings has some great advice on how to get the most bang for your buck at Chuck E. Cheese. It is inevitable that if you have young children, you will end up at this restaurant at least once. Kids love it (mine certainly do), parents for the most part detest it (me). At least you can save some money!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chocolate Cheerios Printable!

I think my kids might like this... Go HERE to print your .50/1 Chocolate Cheerios printable coupon. This week HG Hill has Cheerios at $2 each. If they carry this product, then you can purchase it at $1 with the coupon! Otherwise save it for a sale at Publix! You can print it twice.

HG Hill Deals This Week 1/20/10

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. You can use HG Hill coupons at Publix as well. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday.

There is a coupon in the circular for a 2 ltr Pepsi for .09 when you purchase $20 in groceries.

Seasoned Pork Filets, 24 oz, 5.99

Boneless Bottom Round Roast, 1.99 per lb

Ground Round, 1.99 per lb

Bone-in Split Chicken Breasts, .99 per lb

T-Bone Steaks, $5.99 per lb

Cube Steaks or Stew Meat, 2.99 per lb

Boneless Bottom Round Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Elm Hill Meat Corn Dogs, 16 oz, 1.69

Lettuce, $1

Roma Tomatoes, $1 per lb

Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, $1.19

Red Apples, .89 per lb

Blueberries, 6 oz, 1.99

Avocados, .79 ea

Mangos, .79 ea

Borden Singles or Shredded Cheese, 3 for $5
-$1/1
Borden Singles Sensations, Any - All You, February 2010
Final Price: .67

Eggland's Best Eggs, dozen, 1.99
-.50/1
Eggland's Best Eggs, Any Variety - Taste of Home, February March 2010
-.50/1 Egglands's Best Eggs, any variety - Ladies Home Journal, February 2010
-.50/1 Egglands's Best Eggs, any variety - Self, January 2010
-.35/1 Eggland's Best Eggs, Any - 01-17-10 SS
Final Price: .99 - 1.29

Big G Cereals, 5 for $10
-$1/1
General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios
-$1/3 General Mills Cereals: Basic 4, Cheerios (Any), Chex (Any), Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs (Any), Cookie Crisp (Any), Dora The Explorer, Fiber One (Any), Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Clusters, Kix (Any), Oatmeal Crisp (Any), Raisin Nut Bran, Reese's Puffs, Total (Any), Trix, Wheaties (Any) - 01-03-10 GM
Final Price: $1 - 1.66

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, .79 ea

Bush's Best Beans, .79

Progresso Soup, 3 for $5
-$1/4
Progresso Soups, Any - 01-17-10 SS, 01-03-10 GM
-.50/2 Progresso Soups, Any - 01-17-10 SS, 01-03-10 GM
Final Price: 1.16 - 1.42 ea

HOG WILD SALE - Thursday, Jan 21 - Sunday, Jan 24

Sirloin End Cut Pork Chops, .99 per lb

Whole Smoked Picnics, .89 per lb

Boneless Pork Loin, 1.69 per lb

Boston Butt Pork Roast, .99 per lb

Boneless Pork Chops, 1.89 per lb

Pork Ribs or Steaks, 1.19 per lb

Pork Spare Ribs, 1.59 per lb

Covered Wagon Sliced Bacon, 10 lbs, 9.99