Sunday, February 28, 2010

For the Locals: WSMV Deals

The Nashville local Channel 4 has decided to offer some great deals for local services in recognition of our economic plight. It is in the form of half off gift certificates that you can order online. There is a wide range of products and services included so check them out HERE.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 2/26/10

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.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

StarKist Chunk White Tuna, 6.4oz., $3.19 BOGO
-$1 off Starkist Pouch product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$1/2 Starkist pouch products 2.6-6.4oz. RP 2/14
-$1/2 Starkist Pouch products February Better H&G, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Good HK magazines
Final Price: .59 -1.09 ea

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 11-15.25oz., $1.29 BOGO
-$1/4 Green Giant Canned or Jarred Vegetables, Tearpad
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia booklet in stores (store coupon)
Final Price: .39

Kraft Chunk Cheese, 4.5-8oz., $1.67
-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Cheese SS 1/24
-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel cheese, shreds or chunk, In Store Dispenser
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese printable (Target coupon)
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese Shredded or Chunk SS 1/03 (store coupon) (regional)

Final Price: 1.17 ea

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, about $2
-.50/1
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, Crescent Dinner Rolls or Italian Meal Breads
Final Price: about $1

Tuna Ring
from pamperedkeri2000

Ingredients
16 low fat Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 cup cheese
20 oz drained, 4 cans tuna packed in water
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix together cheese, drained tuna, mayo, garlic and pepper.

  3. Open crescent roll packages and separate triangles. Place crescent rolls with the point in and the ends overlapping in a circle using a pizza pan. Set the tuna mixture in a ring on the crescent where the ends are overlapping. Then take the little point end and lift it up over mixture and tuck underneath the ring for each crescent roll. It forms a wreath.

  4. Bake for 16 minutes.

Serve with your choice of Green Giant Vegetables.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 2/25/2010

The week after Harris Teeter Super Double or Triples always feels like such a let down. I have to admit, it was a lot of fun shopping at Harris Teeter this last week. However, there are some good deals this week.

Publix:

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for a complete sale/coupon match-up and also to use her handy shopping list printing capabilities!

Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16-26.3oz., $2.29 BOGO

-.30/1 Ragu Sauce RP 1/31 (makes it 54¢)
-$1/2 Ragu Sauce RP 1/31
-$1/2 Ragu Sauces “Multiply Your Meals” booklet (store coupon)
-Free Pasta when you purchase 2 Ragu Sauces MF Q in HG Hill Circular this week
Final Price: .54 - .64 plus free pasta

Ronzoni Pasta, 8-16oz., $1.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest SS 1/10 or printable
-$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste SS 1/10 or printable (if included)
-Free Pasta when you purchase 2 Ragu Sauces MF Q in HG Hill Circular this week
Final Price: Free - .49


Juicy Juice 100% Premium Juice, 64oz., $3.65 BOGO
-$1/2 Juicy Juice Nestle School Days Made Simple Booklet
-$1/2 Juicy Juice printable
-$1/2 Juicy Juice printable sent via Nestle eNewsletter
Final Price: 1.32

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 11-15.25oz., $1.29 BOGO
-$1/4 Green Giant Canned or Jarred Vegetables, Tearpad
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia booklet in stores (store coupon)
Final Price: .39

General Mills Cereals, $3.99 BOGO
(Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp, Kix, or Resse’s Puffs, 11.25-13oz.,
Golden Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 16-17oz.)
-$1/3 General Mills Cereal, SS 1/31, 2/07
-$1 off Lucky Charms, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$1/2 General Mills Kids Cereals printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Final Price: .99 - 1.66

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, 19.8-22.5oz., $2.59 BOGO
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix printable or printable
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, SS 2/7
-.50/1 Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies printable (limit reached)
Final Price: .29 - .80¢

Knorr Sides, 4-6.4oz., $1.35 BOGO
-.55/2 Knorr Sides, “Multply Your Savings” Booklet (store coupon)
-$1/3 Knorr Rice and Pasta Side Dishes RP 1/31
-.45/1 Knorr Item SS 2/7 (in spanish inserts only)
Final Price: Buy 6, use 3 store coupons and 2 RP 1/31 coupons for .06 ea

Lipton Family Size Tea Bags, 24ct., $2.15 BOGO
-.60/1 Lipton Tea Bags RP 1/31
-.50/1 Lipton Tea Bags, To Go, or any Iced Tea Mix RP 1/31

-$1/2 Lipton Tea Bags, To Go, or any Iced Tea Mix RP 1/31
Final Price: .07 - .57 ea

StarKist Chunk White Tuna, 6.4oz., $3.19 BOGO
-$1 off Starkist Pouch product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$1/2 Starkist pouch products 2.6-6.4oz. RP 2/14
-$1/2 Starkist Pouch products February Better H&G, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Good HK magazines
Final Price: .59 -1.09 ea

PAM Cooking Spray, 5 or 6oz., $3.29 BOGO
-$1/2 Pam in store dispenser or SS 1/24
-.35/1 Pam Spray SS 1/24
-.50/1 Pam Spray printable (limit reached)
-$1 off Pam and Reddi Whip in store flyer (store coupon) (exp 2/28)

Final Price: .64 - 1.15

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, 12oz., $2.39 BOGO
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia booklet in stores (store coupon)
-.40/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 1/03

-$1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 1/03
-.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 2/21
-.50/1 Green Giant Vally Fresh Steamers printable (limit reached)

Final Price: .19 - .69

Gorton’s Shrimp, Fillets or Fish Sticks 8-17.2oz., $7.49 BOGO
-$1 off Gorton’s Shrimp product SS 1/03
-$1 off Gorton’s Grilled Item SS 1/03
-$1/2 Gorton’s products SS 1/03, 1/24, 2/21 or printable
-.40/1 Gorton’s products SS 1/03, 1/24, 2/21
-.60/1 Gorton’s Item February All You Magazine
Final price: 2.74 - 3.24

Large Red Delicious Apples, 99¢ lb.

Florida Strawberries, 16oz., $1.67

Ground Chuck, $2.49 lb.

Egg Beaters, 15 or 16oz. ctn., $1.67
-$1/2 Egg Beaters Product, Any SS 1/10
-$1 off Egg Beaters “Rediscover Your Balance” home mailer
-$1 off Egg Beaters store coupon on flyer with Reddi Whip coupon
Final Price: .67 - 1.17

Kraft Chunk Cheese, 4.5-8oz., $1.67
-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Cheese SS 1/24
-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel cheese, shreds or chunk, In Store Dispenser
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese printable (Target coupon)
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese Shredded or Chunk SS 1/03 (store coupon) (regional)

Final Price: 1.17 ea

Smucker’s Uncrustables 4 pk., $2
-.55/1 Smuckers Uncrustables “Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids” booklet (store coupon)
-$1 off Smuckers Uncrustables printable
Final Price: use both makes it 45¢ ea

Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, 8oz, 33¢ ea
-$1/3 Hunt’s Sauce printable (play game)
-$1/5 Hunt’s Sauce “Rediscover Your Balance” booklet
Final Price: Free - .13

Progresso Soup 18-19oz. $1.25
-$1/4 Progresso Products printable (store coupon)
-.25/1 Progresso Light soup SS 2/07
-$1/4 Progresso soups SS 2/21, 2/07, 1/17
-$1/3 Progresso soups printable
-.50/2 Progresso Soups, Any SS 1/17, 1/3

-$1.10/3 Progresso soups printable or printable
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia booklet in stores (store coupon)
Final Price: .50 - 1.00

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice 8.5-8.8oz. $1.33
-$1/2 Unlce Ben’s Products RP 2/21
-$1/1 off Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice RP 1/03
-.75/1 Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice RP 1/03
-.75/2 Uncle Ben’s Products printable
Final Price: .33 - .95

Folgers Ground Coffee, 10.3-11.5oz., $2.50
- $1/2 off Folgers Products 7oz + RP 2/21
-.25/1 Folgers Product 7oz + RP 2/21
Final Price: $2.00

Fisher Fusions Snack Mix 4.75-6oz., $1.50
-$1 off Fisher Product 4oz. + SS 2/07, 1/10, 12/13, 12/6, 11/15, 10/4 or printable
-$1 off Fisher Product Upromise eCoupon
Final Price: .50 plus save $1 toward education savings

Planters Trail Mix, 5.5-6 oz., $1.50
-$1 off Planters Trail Mix “Healthier Wallet Happier You” booklet (exp 2/28)
Final Price: .50¢

Ziploc Zip ‘n Steam Bags $2.39-$2.89
-$1.50 off Ziploc Zip ‘n Steam Medium Bag 10 ct. Yellow Advantage Buy (store coupon)
-.55/1 Ziploc Zip’n Steam Bags SS 1/03
-.40/1 Ziploc Bags, any SS 1/10
$5 mail in rebate wyb (3) SC Johnson Products
Final Price: use store coupon and .40/1 makes it 9¢-59¢


Harris Teeter:

Harris Teeter has a two GM Promotions where you purchase 15 items and you instantly get$5 off or you purchase 12 and get $4 off. Betty Crocker Fruit snacks are part of the GM Promotion and they have a catalina in addition to the promotion working for them. Check out Southern Savers for the complete list.

Go to Hot Coupon World to see what other shoppers have come up with for scenarios.

Also:

93% Lean Ground Turkey, 20.8 oz package, $4.28 BOGO

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, $2.94 BOGO
-$.75/1 Yoplait printable or printable
-$.50/1 Yoplait in GM 1/3 and SS 1/24 insert
Final Price: Free - .47

Martha White Muffin Mixes, $.50/ea
-$.55/2 Martha White Muffin Mix in RP 2/14 insert
Final Price: Free

A Few Financial Terms - Bears & Bulls

Ever wonder what a person means when they say it is a bearish market or a bullish market? Here is the answer! Now go and impress your friends.

Bearish- Describing a market for one or more securities in which there are few buyers and many sellers. A bearish market occurs due to declining prices, and it is sometimes associated with high trading volume. Investors may also describe having a bearish feeling about a market, meaning they believe (not necessarily with any analysis) that prices have been declining or soon will begin to do so.

Bullish - Of or relating to the belief that a particular stock or the market as a whole is headed for a period of generally rising prices.

Here is an easy way to remember: A bear retires (declines) into a cave. A bull charges forward (rises).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Free Music for Your Ipod

Need some new music? Here are some great free and legal songs to add to your iPod!

I Don't Remember Why - Flying Machines
Orange Blossoms
Just Like Us
Don't Send the Searchlights by Gold Motel (see Feb 17)
By and By by Lay Low (see Jan 20)
Starting by Matt Pond
My Cowboy by Jessie James
I Betchaneva by Brian McKnight (not for the kids)

Free Math Work Sheets

I have a third grader who is learning his multiplication tables. Not an experience I enjoyed as a child! Here is a great site that you can print off multiple practice sheets in various forms (not just for multiplication). I found the site from my son's test that his teacher gave the class. The site is Math-drills.com.

Free Code for Redbox

Here is a free rental code for one night at Redbox: V7J6D4V

This is valid until 3/14. YMMV. Thanks to CouponSavingFamily for this information!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HG Hill Deals This Week 2/23/10

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 an in-ad coupon for Starkist Tuna, 5 oz can for .01 when you purchase $20 in groceries. There are also two in-ad manufacturer coupons for free pasta when you purchase either 2 Ragu or 2 Bertolli Sauces.

Country Style Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, .99 per lb

Sirloin End Cut Pork Chops, .99 per lb

Boneless Pork Loin, 1.69 per lb

Ground Beef, 1.69 per lb

Boston Butt Pork Roast, .89 per lb

Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 lb bag, 3.99 (great price)

Covered Wagon Sliced Bacon, 10 lbs, 9.99

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .89 per lb

Top Round Roast, 1.99 per lb

New York Strips, 3.99 per lb

Ground Round, 2.19 per lb

London Broil or Top Round Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Frozen Turkey Breast, 1.29 per lb

Red Seedless Grapes, 1.29 per lb

Cabbage, 3 lbs for $1

Strawberries, 1 lb, 2.50

Whole Mushrooms, 8 oz, 1.50

Pears, $1 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .79 per lb

Minute Maid Orange Juice, 59-64 oz, 1.69
-$1/1
Minute Maid Premium Orange Juice, 64 oz or larger, Kroger homemailer
Final Price: .69

Maxwell House Coffee, 34.5 oz, 4.99

Charmin Bath Tissue, 12 big rolls, 4.99
-.25/1
Charmin Product, any - 02-07-10 PG
Final Price: 4.49

Coca Cola, 24 cans, 5.99

Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes, 2 for $1
-$1/3
Red Gold Tomatoes - 02-07-10 SS
Final Price: .17 ea

Sargento Shredded Cheese, 1.67
-$1/2
Sargento Natural Shredded Cheeses, Any 5 Oz. Or Larger - 01-31-10 SS
Final Price: 1.17 ea

Pepsi Cola Products, 6 pk .5 ltr, 1.99

Tombstone Pizza, 12 in, 4 for $10 ($2.50 or less for pizza is my goal for stocking up)

$1 Off One General Mills Cereal Printable

This is a great coupon and will not last long. Go HERE to print. You can print twice.

Monday, February 22, 2010

$1 Off Printable for Borden's Single Sensations

$1.00 off Borden's Cheese Singles Sensations

This is a PDF from the manufacturer website - Expires 7/31/2010.

This will make it free or nearly free tomorrow for the final day of Super Doubles at Harris Teeter.

Menu Plan Monday


Monday: Black Beans & Rice, Julienne Oven Zucchini
Tuesday: Crockpot Hobos
Wednesday: Barbecue Cups & Steamed Vegetables
Thursday: Garden Burgers & Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash
Friday: Crockpot Pork & Sweet Potatoes
Saturday: Ranch Broiled Chicken & Spicy Oven Fried Potato Wedges
Sunday: Quiche & Pancakes

Check out Orgjunkie.com for other great menu plans!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

How Good are the Funds in Your 401k?

In my endeavor to accomplish two New Year's resolutions at one time (mainly use my treadmill and read money management magazines), I came across this great tip.

If you want to know if you have a good fund in your 401k, "go to Morningstar.com. Plug in the fund's name, and site will show that portfolio's percent rank in category. Ideally you'll want to go with a fund that finished in the top 50% of its category over the past five years. This won't guarantee the fund can repeat, but it's at least a sign of sustained solid performance. If you plan lacks choices that accomplish this feat, put your money into the ones that come the closest."

-Money Magazine, March 2010, pg 105

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yummy Spinach Bread!

While I was home due to the recent snow and the kids being out of school, I tried a new bread recipe. Most every parent has a struggle getting their kids to eat green leafy vegetables. Here is a great way to hide some! This bread is very tasty. Actually, I could not taste the spinach in it, only the pepper. The texture is nice and even several days later, the inside is still tender and moist. This is also great for St. Patrick's Day since the bread is green!


Spinach Bread
from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
and drained
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions:

Place all ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select white bread cycle.

(I just used the machine to make the dough and then baked in the oven at 350 for 30-45 minutes.)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Only Paid Tax at Harris Teeter!

$1.32 (Subtotal was -.29, Saving 98%)

I love Super Doubles. There seems to be more great deals this time than the last. Also, if you didn't know, Harris Teeter takes "money off the total" competitor coupons. Publix sent me a $5/$30 coupon in the mail recently. I was tempted to use it at Publix but since Publix accepts HG Hill money off coupons that I could use, I saved this one to try at Harris Teeter. Publix would definitely be considered a competitor. Though the cashier had to ask several people, finally a manager confirmed that they took these coupons, and I was able to use it.

5 Barilla Pasta, 1.50 B2G3
-.55/2 MF Q from a Kroger mailing
Final Price: .38 ea

4 College Inn Broth, 14.5 oz, .99
-(2) $1/2 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 College Inn Broth, 32 oz, $2
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Starkist Tuna Creations, 2.17
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: .17 ea

2 Uncrustables, 3.15
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: 1.15 ea

Smart Start Cereal, 4.35 BOGO (not pictured)
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .18

3 Heart Healthy Prego, 1.99
-(3) $1/1 MF Q (SS 2/7), doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Polaner Jam, $2.00
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: Free

3 Ore Ida Frozen Hashbrowns, 2.99
-(3) $1.50/1 Blinkies (recently found at Publix)
Final Price: Free

2 Pacific Natural soups, $1.67
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: Free

-$5/$30 Publix Coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 62.38
Sales: 14.72
Coupons: 46.34
OOP: $1.32 (Subtotal was -.29, Saving 98%)

HG Hill Trip 2/18/10

$11.48 (saving 57%)

HG Hill had some great coupons in this week's Franklin Review Appeal. The kids were very excited about the soda and pizza!

Progresso Soup, 1.67
-HG Hill Store Q .01
Final Price: .01

Totino's Pizza, 1.50
-HG Hill Store Q .01
Final Price: .01

Hamburger Helper, 2.29
-HG Hill Store Q .01
Final Price: .01

Pepsi Product 2 ltr, 1.79
-HG Hill Store Q .01
Final Price: .01

Swanson's Pot Pie, 1.19
-HG Hill Store Q .01
Final Price: .01

2 Oscar Mayer Bologna, on sale 1.29
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .29 ea

Zucchini, .99 per lb
Final Price: 1.11

2 Red Baron Pizzas, 3.33
-(2) .75/1 Blinkies
Final Price: 2.58 ea

4 Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce, $1.00
-(2) .50/2
Hunt's pasta sauce
Final Price: .50 ea

Aquarius Spring Water 6 pk, 1.39
-HG Hill Store Q .09
Final Price: .09

2 Starkist Tuna, 1.50
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .50 ea

Total before sales/coupons: $27
OOP: $11.48 (saving 57%)

Bargain Meal of the Week 2/18/10


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.

Chicken, Garlic Bread and Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad...Yumm...

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Chicken Leg Quarters, 59¢ lb

Cole’s Garlic Bread, 9-17.5 oz, $2.29 BOGO
Free bag w/ 3 proofs of purchase here
-.30/1 Cole’s Product, tearpad

-.50/1 Cole’s product printable
Final Price: .14¢ - .54

Eat Smart Vegetables, 10 or 12 oz, $1.00 (broccoli and cauliflower)

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz, $2.97 BOGO
-$1 off Wish bone Dressing 7 oz + RP 1/31
-.75/1 Wish-Bone dressing printable (reset!)
Final Price: .48 - .73

Oven Fried Cajun Chicken
from Cooks.com


Ingredients:

6 leg thigh quarters

1 cup flour
black pepper
garlic powder

Creole seasoning

paprika

cayenne pepper

1/2 cup butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Pat chicken dry with a clean paper towel and sprinkle with garlic powder and Creole seasoning.

In a Ziploc bag, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional - adjust heat as desired), 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Close bag and mix well.

Shake chicken in the bag with flour and seasonings. Line a 9x13 inch glass baking dish with foil. Add butter and place in oven until it sizzles. Place chicken in dish, skin side down.

Bake 30 minutes; turn reduce heat to 325°F degrees and bake 35-45 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through (this depends upon the weight of the chicken). It will be a beautiful golden brown and very tender when done.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients:

1 head broccoli
1 head cauliflower
kraft buttermilk ranch dressing

Directions:
  1. Wash and cut up broccoli and cauliflower.
  2. When well drained, cover with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.
  3. Refrigerate till cold.
  4. Serve cold.

Favorite Deals of the Week 2/18/10

Publix:

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. See her site for complete sale/coupon match-up. Also she has a great shopping list tool!

Classico Pasta Sauce, 8.1-24 oz, $2.49 BOGO
-.75/1 off Clssico Pasta Sauce SS 1/10 (makes it 49¢)
-$1/2 Classico Sauce printable
Free Classico Pasta Sauce wyb Classico Alfredo Sauce SS 1/10
Final Price: .49 - .75

Progresso Soup, 18 to 19 oz, $2.29 BOGO
-$1/4 Progresso Products printable (store coupon)
-.25/1 Progresso Light soup SS 2/07
-$1/4 Progresso soups SS 2/21, 2/07, 1/17
-$1/3 Progresso soups printable
-.50/2 Progresso Soups, Any SS 1/17, 1/3

-$1.10/3 Progresso soups printable or printable
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia booklet in stores (store coupon)
Final Price: .39 - .89

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 1.29 BOGO
-$1/4 Green Giant Canned or Jarred Vegetables, Tearpad
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia booklet in stores (store coupon)
Final Price: buy 20, use $5 off coupon makes it 39¢ ea

Mueller’s Pasta, 12-16 oz, $1.39 BOGO
-$1/3 Mueller’s Pasta, any printable
-.55/2 Mueller’s - your favorite pasta “plan on pasta” home mailer
-$1/2 Mueller’s whole wheat or pasta ribbons pasta SS 1/03 (if included)
-$1/3 Mueller’s whole wheat or pasta ribbons pasta
printable
Final Price: .36 - .42

New England Freshly Ground Coffee, 9-12 oz, $5.79 BOGO
-$1 off New England coffee printable (limit reached)
-.50/1 off New England Coffee home mailer (very fast!)
Final Price: $1.89

Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix, 15.2-18.25 oz, $2.59 BOGO
-.50/1 off Betty Crocker Muffin Mix printable or printable or printable
Final Price: .29¢

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz, $2.97 BOGO
-$1 off Wish bone Dressing 7 oz + RP 1/31
-.75/1 Wish-Bone dressing printable (reset!)
Final Price: .48 - .73

Cole’s Garlic Bread, 9-17.5 oz, $2.29 BOGO
Free bag w/ 3 proofs of purchase here
-.30/1 Cole’s Product, tearpad

-.50/1 Cole’s product printable
Final Price: .14¢ - .54

SeaPak Shrimp Co. Shrimp, 8-28 oz, $7.59 BOGO
-$1 off SeaPak item, SS 2/07
-$1 off SeaPak item, Coupons on Select Products
Final Price: 2.79

Lysol Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner, 40 oz, $3.19 BOGO
-.75/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, SS 2/07
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner, SS 2/07 or printable

Final Price: .59 - .84¢

Eat Smart Vegetables, 10 or 12 oz, $1.00

Chicken Leg Quarters, 59¢ lb

Progresso Beans, 15 or 19 oz, 67¢

Muir Glen Tomatoes $1.50 ea
-$1 off Muir Glen printable (IE) or printable (FF) or printable
-$1/2 Muir Glen products printable (store coupon)
-$5 off 20 participating products Viva Italia Tearpad (store coupon)
Final Price: Use IP Q with store Q for Free

Simply Asia Sauce Mixes 79-89¢
-.50/1 Simply Asia Product RP 2/07 or printable
Final Price: Free

Oikos Yogurt $1.69
-$1 off Oikos SS 1/03
-$1 off Oikos printable (Whole Foods coupon) **

Final Price: use both coupons makes it FREE plus overage

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz, $1.00
-.50/1 Softsoap Hand Soap March All You Magazine
-.35/1 Softsoap Hand soap SS 1/31
-.40 off Softsoap Hand Soap printable

Final Price: Free - .30

Harris Teeter:

This week Harris Teeter has Super Doubles. You can find some amazing deals there! Go HERE for links to lists of great deals. If you have a coupon for $1 or more off an item, you will probably find a great price.

HG Hill:

Go HERE for this weeks deals. It's a great time to buy fresh Zucchini, Hunt's Pasta Sauce and whole chickens. There are also some great coupons in this Wednesday's Franklin Review Appeal (there were still some free ones at the store this afternoon):

Each of the following is .01 when you purchase $20 worth of groceries (which includes these items - limit one).

Progresso Soup
Totino's Pizza
Hamburger Helper
Pepsi Product 2 ltr
Swanson's Pot Pie

Also a $5/$50 coupon which is usable at Publix as well.

There is also a coupon in the circular for a six pack of spring water for .09 when you purchase $20 in groceries.

Hamburger Helper Harris Teeter Catalina

I received this catalina notice when I checked out yesterday:

Buy any Hamburger Helper home-cooked skillet meals between 02/22 - 03/21/10:

buy 3 get $1.50
buy 4 get $2.00
buy 5 or more get $2.50

Choose from the following Hamburger Helper home-cooked skillet meals:
Hamburger Helper
Chicken Helper
Tuna Helper

Super doubles will still be active on 2/22- 2/23, as well as the Hamburger Helper BOGO sale.

So...

Buy 6 boxes, 1.99 BOGO
-(2) .75/3 MF or IP Qs
Final Price: .49 ea

Pay .49 X 6 = 2.97 and get $2.50 OYNO Catalina
Final Price per box including catalina: .08 ea

If you have the $1/3 Hamburger Helper coupons, then you make .53 with the catalina.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Trip 2/17/10

I stopped on my way home for a quick trip. Free Prego could not have come at a better time as I am totally out of pasta sauce.

Here's a little tip about Harris Teeter. When you buy within a family of products, such as Soft Scrub, even if you have the exact coupons for the correct product, often the Harris Teeter system will subtract the coupons from the total sum of the products rather than the individual products. Thus, even though H.T. does not allow overage, it is possible to get overage on one product that applies to another product in the same family, making both free. See the Soft Scrub example below.

$12.16 (Saving 82%)

3 Heart Healthy Prego, 1.99
-$1/1 MF Q (SS 2/7), doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Seventh Generation Paper Towel (1 roll) $1.99
- (2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free

Borden Single Sensations $2.19
-$1/1 MF Q from Feb/March All You
Final Price: $.19

3 Polaner Jam, $2.00
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs and MF Q (SS 1/10)
Final Price: Free

Coffee Mate, 2.39
-,50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: 1.39

Reynolds Foil, 37.5 sq ft, 3.55
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: 1.55

4-Way Saline Spray, 3.49
-$1.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final price: .49

4-Way Sinus Spray, 4.49
-$1.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final price: 1.49

3 Hunts Tomato Sauce, .49
-$1/3 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Soft Scrub Gel, 2.39
1 Soft Scrub Total product, 3.99
-(2) $1.50 off Soft Scrub Gel printable
-1.50 off Soft Scrub Total printable
Final Price: Free

9 Hamburger Helper, 1.99 BOGO
-(3) .75/3 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .49 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 66.21
Sales: 12.36
Coupons: 41.69
OOP: $12.16 (Saving 82%)

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Resources

Here are some sites to visit to help with your shopping list for Super Doubles. They do a fabulous job finding all the deals!

Southern Savers
Mrs. Moneysaver
Coupon Teacher
Faithful Provisions
$30 Dollar Weekly Grocery Challenge
The Deal Scoop

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HG Hill Deals 2/16/10

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 an in-ad coupon for a six pack of spring water for .09 when you purchase $20 in groceries.

Whole Chickens, .89 per lb

Boneless Rib Eye Steak, 4.99 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 1.99 per lb

Pork Chops, 1.59 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.99 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage Roll, 2.29
-$1/2
Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll products, any (2) - 01-31-10 RP
Final Price: 1.79 ea

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lbs, 1.50

Washington Red Apples, .99 per lb

Dole Salad, 1.69

Zucchini, .99 per lb

Florida Oranges, 4
lb bag, 2.50

Limes, 3 for $1

Red Grapefruit, 5 lb bag, 2.99

Navel Oranges, 3 for $1

Red Bell Peppers, $1 ea

Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce, $1.00
-.50/2
Hunt's pasta sauce
Final Price: .50 ea

Grands, 16.3 to 17.3 oz, $1.00
-.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! SS 1/03, 12/13, 12/6 or printable or printable
-.40/3 Pillsbury Grands! SS 1/03, 12/13, 12/6
Final Price: .70 - .86

Post Cereal (Alpha Bits, Raisin Bran, Honey Comb, Pebbles), 1.69
-$2 Post Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran printable (register)
-$1/2 Post Cereals SS 1/17
Final Price: Free - 1.19 ea

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding or Gels, $1.00
-$1/4
Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding Or Gel, Any - 01-10-10 SS
-B3G1 Hunt's Snack Pack, 4pk - AllYou, January 2010 - valid up to $1.00
Final price: .75

JFG Ground Coffee, 13 oz, 2.99

Monday, February 15, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles 2/17 - 2/23

Harris Teeter will begin Super Doubles on Wednesday! Coupons that are $1.98 or less will double. You are allowed 20 doubled coupons per day. Check out Hot Coupon World to see the deals that will be available. Go here for Harris Teeter's coupon policy.

Menu Plan Monday 2/15/10

Monday: Tuna Melt Pinwheels & Corn
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Sausage
Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili
Thursday: Mexican Pizza
Friday: Crockpot Pork Chops with Applesauce (recipe below)
Saturday: Caribbean Chicken Stew
Sunday: Tuna Puttanesca (recipe below)

Tuna Puttanesca


Ingredients:

* 1 pound penne pasta
* 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
* Two cans tuna packed in olive oil, lightly drained (6 ounces each)
* 4 garlic cloves, chopped
* 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 3 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
* A handful of kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
* One can diced Italian tomatoes (28 ounces)
* Flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (a generous handful)
* Salt

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, add the pasta and cook until al dente.

While the pasta is working, heat a deep skillet over medium heat with the EVOO, one turn of the pan. Add the tuna, flaking it with a wooden spoon. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the capers and olives and heat until warmed through, 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and parsley, lower the heat a little and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add a ladle of the pasta cooking liquid to the sauce. Drain the pasta, add it to the sauce and toss.



Pork Chops and Applesauce


Ingredients:


2 pkgs. of pork chops
1 bag (or 2 cans) of sauerkraut.
1 jar of applesauce

Directions:

Spread a few spoonfuls of applesauce in bottom of crockpot.

Put a layer of sauerkraut next.

Add 1 layer of pork chops and repeat: applesauce, sauerkraut, pork chops until all pork chops are used and spoon some applesauce & sauerkraut on top of last layer of pork chops.

Cover and cook on low 6-8 hrs. The pork chops are very tender and the smell is wonderful. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Publix Trip 2/12/10

Our house has whatever is going around so this was a quick trip. Hopefully next week will have some great couponing opportunities with Harris Teeter's Super Doubles. I will have to actually sort and clean up my coupons...I am so behind! There are some pretty good deals at Publix - prices good through Tuesday.

$13.20 (saving 84%)
4 Post Grape Nuts, 2.50
-$1/2 Post Cereals SS 1/17
Final Price: $2.00 ea

Milk, 2.59
-Free Gallon of Milk wyb (4) Post Cereals Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)

Final Price: Free

Chocolate Milk,
2.65
-Free Chocolate Milk WYB Gallon Milk IP Q
Final Price: Free

2 Mahatma Rice, .89
-(2) .50/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: Free+

2 Yakisoba Noodles, .79
-$1/1 Maruchan Yakisoba, Any - MF Q
Final Price: Free+

2 Coffeemate Creamers, 1.67
-.75/2 Catalina from Kroger
Final Price: 1.30 ea

Nestle Chocolate Morsels, 2.50
-Kroger Free Coupon
Final Price: Free

Energizer Batteries, 4.99
-Kroger Free Coupon
Final Price: Free

2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5 oz, $2.67 BOGO
-(2) .40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie mix printable or printable
Final Price: .53 ea

9 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, 6.49 to 7.95 oz, $2.99 BOGO
-(2) $1.50/3 Healthy Choice Mixers printable
-(3) $2/1 Healthy Choice Mixers SS 1/03 (regional)
Final Price: .49 ea

Diamond Crystal Salt, .89
-.30/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .29

2 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock, 14 oz tub, $1.99 BOGO
-(2) .50/1 Shedd’s Spread Product RP 1/31 or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Final Price: Free

Double Stuff Golden Oreos, 3.19
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

-$5/$50 HG Hill Coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 80.32
Sales: 25.96
Coupons: 41.16
OOP: 13.20 (saving 84%)

Bargain Meal of the Week 2/12/09

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.

Occasionally I like to serve breakfast for dinner. The kids love it! Here is a great casserole recipe that works well for either breakfast or dinner. Serve with eggs cooked however you prefer!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:


Bob Evans Seasoned Home Fries, $2.59 BOGO
-.50/1 Bob Evans Side Item printable
Final Price: .29¢

Bob Evans Sausage Roll - usually around $2 - 2.50
-.25/1
Bob Evans Roll, Grilling or Smoked Sausage, any - 01-24-10 SS
-.35/1 printable
Final Price: 1.80 - 2.00

Carnation Evaporated Milk, usually around 1.50
-.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, any (2) cans - 01-24-10 SS
Final Price: $1.00 ea

Publix Eggs - usually around 1.29

Oven Hash Casserole
from Bob Evans Website

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Bob Evans Original Recipe Sausage Roll
  • 1 pkg. (20 oz.) Bob Evans Home Fries Diced Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon. melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In medium skillet over medium heat crumble and cook sausage until browned. Transfer to 3-quart casserole dish. Stir in potatoes, milk, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs; drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until casserole bubbles and top is browned.