Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Link Love: College for Free Article

My kids are in elementary school, but this is one of those articles I will set aside for future use and planning!

College for Free? Yes Free

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chopin Classical Sampler Music Download for Free

Amazon is offering a free Chopin Classical Sampler for free HERE. If you like classical music, you will love this!

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 3/30/10

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 4 lbs of Always Save Sugar for .99 WYB $20 in groceries.

Ground Beef, 1.49 per lb

Elm Hill Whole Smoked Ham, 1.29 per lb

Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breast & Tenders, 1.99 per lb

Kentucky Legend Boneless Ham, 2.99 per lb

Boneless Pork Chops, 1.99 per lb

Bottom Round or Rump Roast, 1.99 per lb

Frozen Turkey Breast, 1.29 per lb

Fresh Green Asparagus, 2.29 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .79 per lb

Del Monte Vegetables, 5 for $3 (.60 ea)

Kraft Cheese, 1.67
-$1/2
Kraft Or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, Shreds Or Chunk blinkie
-$2/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese, Any blinkie
Final Price:.67 - 1.17

Blue Bell Ice Cream, 3.67 ea
-$1/1
Blue Bunny Frozen Item, Any (Sign Up/Log In)
Final Price: 2.67

Domino Sugar, 4 lbs, 2.50
-.50/1
Domino Sugar Product, Any 2 Lbs. Or Larger (Use Zip Code 76109) - Redplum.com
-.40/1 Domino Sugar Product, Any 2 Lbs. Or Larger (Use Zip Code 76109) - Redplum.com
-.50/1 Domino Granulated Sugar, any 4 or 5 lb. - 03-14-10 RP
-.40/1 Domino Sugar Product, Any 2 Lbs. Or Larger (Use Zip Code 06601) - Smartsource.com
-.30/1 Domino Sugar Product, Any 2 Lbs. + (Bricks Link)
Final Price: 1.50 - 1.90

Domino Brown Sugar or 10-X Confectioners Sugar, 1 lb, .99
-.50/2 Domino Brown or 10-X Confectioners Sugar, any (2) 1-lb boxes - 03-14-10 RP
Final Price: .49

Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix, 1.50
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, Any - Boxtops4education.com
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, Any Flavor - Bettycrocker.com
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mix, Any - Smartsource.com
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, any - 02-07-10 SS
Final Price: 1.13

Pepsi 12-packs, 3 for $10

Gold Medal Flour, 1.50

Lucky Leaf Pie Filling, 2.50
-$1/2 Lucky Leaf Pie Filling, Any (Manufactures Website, Enter Email Address, Bricks Coupon)
-$1/2 Lucky Leaf pie filling - Better Homes and Gardens, April 2010
Final Price: $2.00

Cool Whip, .99

Monday, March 29, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 3/29/10


I collect recipes from everywhere. Yet, I seem to keep making the things I know over and over. I think it is because I have such a limited amount of time that I do what is easiest and requires the least amount of thought and preparation. So I am going to gather up all those clipped recipes hiding in corners and actually make a few this week! I have found when I force myself to try something new, sometimes I love it and it becomes a regular.

Monday: Barbecue (Soccer practice)
Tuesday: Chicken and Pineapple Pilaf (recipe below)
Wednesday: Spiced Pork Pot Pie (recipe below)
Thursday: Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Dump Chicken & Steamed Vegetables
Friday: Turkey Burgers and Carrot and Grape Slaw (from Walgreen's Health Coupon Book)
Saturday: Spinach Stuffed Salmon Fillets (from South Beach Cookbook)
Sunday: Eat with family, bake bread to bring

Chicken and Pineapple Pilaf

Ingredients:

1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 cup onion, sliced
2 cups Minute Brown Rice, uncooked
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 can pineapple chunks
1 package (6 oz) cooked chicken, diced
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup almonds, sliced
green onions, sliced (optional)

Directions:

Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until tender and transparent. Stir in rice, raisins, ginger, pineapple chunks with juice, chicken and chicken broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Serve garnished with almonds and green onions if desired.

Spiced Pork Pot Pie

from The Tennessee Magazine

Ingredients:

1 lb ground pork
1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 cup green peas
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. dried summer savory or thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
Double-crust pie pastry
1 Tbsp milk

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the pork, onion, garlic, carrots, peas, celery, summer savor or thyme, salt and pepper. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently or until the pork is completely done. Break apart any lumps of meat. Sprinkle the top with the four and cook another 4 minutes or until the juices are thick. Cool 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, place one pastry crust in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. When the filling has cooled, spoon into the pastry. Top with remaining pastry, trimming any excess. Press the edges together and crimp as desired.

Brush the pastry top with milk. Cut three steam vents in the top crust with a paring knife. Bake 30 minutes or until golden-grown. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving with chutney.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Free Music for your iPod!

Here are some legal freebies that you might enjoy!

Stole My Heart - Little & Ashley
Surplus - Kate Lamont
Six Degree Records Sampler
Ôdjus Fitxadu (With My Eyes Shut)-The Idan Raichel Project
Cable TV- Fol Chen
Hello Morning - Mutlu
A Punk - Vampire Weekend

For your Halloween Party Collection:
The Elbow Twist - The Woggles

Friday, March 26, 2010

Stein Mart printable coupons: $10 off purchases over $25

Stein Mart takes $10 off in-store purchases of $25 or more via this printable coupon. Sales tax is added where applicable. Coupon is valid today and March 27 until noon local time. Click here to find a Stein Mart location near you.

Of note, other printable coupons are available for all-day use. Each expires March 27. The discounts:

Thanks to Dealnews.com for this info!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Harris Teeter Triples Trip 2

I so love Triples at Harris Teeter! Sales good through next Tuesday.


3 Minute Brown Rice, 1.67
1 Minute White Rice, 1.67
-(1) .50/1 MF Qs from magazines, tripled

-(3)
.50/1 MF Qs from inserts, tripled
Final Price: .17 ea

2 Pillsbury Orange Rolls, 1.67 ea
2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 1.67 ea
-.50/2 Crescent IP Q, tripled

-.75/2 blinkie, tripled

Final Price: .73 ea
(produced a $2 OYNO catalina)

2 Dole Pineapple, 1.00
-.55/2 MF Q, tripled

Final Price: .17 ea


3 Mahatma Yellow Rice, .89
-(3) .50/1 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: Free

3 Wheatables Nut, 2.49
-(3) .75/1 MF Q from Tearpad, tripled
Final Price: .24 ea

2 Jello, 3.29
-(2) .75/1 IP Qs, tripled
Final Price: 1.04 ea

3 Cape Cod Chips, 2.50
-(3) .55/1 MF Qs, tripled
Final Price: .85 ea

Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, 2.69
-.55/1 IP Q, tripled
Final Price: 1.04

Dole Mandarin Oranges, 2.50
-.75/1 MF Q from Magazine, tripled
Final Price: .25

Total before sales/coupons: 59.50
Sales: 13.06
Coupons: 35.00
OOP: $11.44 (saving 81%)
Received: $2 OYNO Catalina for Pillsbury

Bargain Meal of the Week: Apple Gorgonzola Fettucini


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 love the flavor of sharp cheese and apples together. Add in some pasta and I am in heaven! So I was very happy to see Gorgonzola cheese on sale this week.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter, 15 oz 2 pk, $2.89 BOGO

-.75/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Product In Store Dispenser
-.50/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Product printable *zip 30003
-.75/2 I Can’t Believe “Multiply Your Meals” booklet (store coupon) (exp 3/27)
Final Price: use store coupon with (2) printable coupons makes it 6¢ ea


Ronzoni Pasta, 12-16 oz, $1.39 BOGO
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest SS 1/10 or printable
-$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste SS 1/10 or printable
Final Price: .19 ea

Large Red Delicious Apples, 99¢ lb

Publix Feta or Gorgonzola, or Blue Cheese, $1.50


Apple Gorgonzola Fettucini
from Recipejoint.com

2 inches dry spinach or regular Fettuccine, cooked according to package directions
4 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 teaspoon minced Garlic
1 medium Apple, sharp and crisp
1/4 cup Walnut pieces
1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
Salt, to taste

Cook fettucini according to package directions. Cut the apple into 1-inch pieces. (Peel first if you like- it's up to you.)

Melt one Tablespoon of butter in a pan, and saute the minced garlic until soft. Add the rest of the butter to the pan, then the walnuts and apples and saute until the apples are just heated through. Be careful that they don't get soggy.

Make sure your noodles are heated (you can run hot water over them if they've gone cold, or perhaps briefly microwave them). Quickly toss the hot noodles together with the sauteed mixture and the crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. Salt to taste.

Favorite Deals of the Week 3/25/10

Harris Teeter:

If you have a coupon that is .50 or higher, chances are you will get a good deal at Harris Teeter this week. It is triple coupon week! The deals are too numerous to list. Check out Southern Saver's or Hot Coupon World's match-up for the great deals!

Aldi:


Cantaloupe, .99 cents each

Pineapple, .99 cents each

Grapefruit, .25 cents each

Navel Oranges, $1.49

Appleton Spiral Sliced Ham, $1.49 pound

Appleton Shank Portion Ham, .99 a pound

Whole Turkey, .99 a pound

Thanks to Nashville Cheapster for this information!

HG Hill:

Go HERE for the list of good deals. They have a great price on bananas this week. Unfortunately, there are no great coupons in the Franklin Review Appeal this week.

Publix:


Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, $3.39 BOGO
-$1 off Bob Evans Side Dish “Family Style Magazine” (store coupon)
-.35/1 Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dish, SS 3/21

-.50/1 Bob Evans Side Item printable
Final Price: use store and mfr coupon makes it Free

I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter, 15 oz 2 pk, $2.89 BOGO
-.75/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Product In Store Dispenser
-.50/1 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Product printable *zip 30003
-.75/2 I Can’t Believe “Multiply Your Meals” booklet (store coupon) (exp 3/27)
Final Price: use store coupon with (2) printable coupons makes it 6¢ ea


Log Cabin Syrup, 24 oz, $3.49 BOGO
-.50/1 Log Cabin syrup 24-64 oz September All You Magazine
Final Price: .74¢

Hellman’s Mayonnaise, 30 oz, $4.89 BOGO
-$1 off Hellmann’s Mayo, 30 oz+, “Multiply your Meals” booklet (store coupon) (exp 3/27)
-$1 off Hellman’s Mayo printable - limit reached (store coupon)
-.75/1 Hellmann’s or Best Foods Mayonnaise Kroger My Magazine
-.50/1 Hellmann’s Mayo RP 3/28
Final Price: use store coupon with mfr. coupon makes it .44¢


Pure Wesson Oil, Vegetable, Corn or Best Blend, $3.59 BOGO
-$1 off Wesson Canola Oil “Rediscover Your Balance” booklet
Final Price: .79¢

Ronzoni Pasta, 12-16 oz, $1.39 BOGO
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest SS 1/10 or printable
-$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste SS 1/10 or printable
Final Price: .19 ea

Keebler Fudge Shoppe 8.5-15 oz, $3.49 BOGO
-$1 off Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles printable
-.55/1 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles RP 3/07
Final Price: .74 - 1.19

Lysol Disinfectant All Purpose or Antibacterial Spray, $2.69 BOGO
-$1/2 Lysol All Purpose or Kitchen SS 3/14
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose or Kitchen SS 3/14 or printable
Final Price: .34 - .84

Premium Strawberries, 16 oz pkg, $2.00
-$1.75 off
Strawberries wyb Sara Lee Pound Cake Yellow Adv. Buy Flier (store coupon)
-$1 off Cool Whip coupon on packages of Strawberries
-$1 off Sara Lee Dessert
printable
(Sara Lee Desserts are 50% off this week!)
Final Price: .25 with possible super cheap pound cake and cool whip

Large Red Delicious Apples, 99¢ lb

Hillshire Farm Rope Smoked Sausage, 14-16 oz, $2.50
-$1/2 HIllshire Farm Smoked Sausage RP 1/31, 3/21 or printable
Final Price: $2.00 ea

Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon, 12-16 oz $3
-$1.50 off Oscar Mayer Bacon printable
-.75/1 Oscar Mayer Bacon SS 3/21
Final Price: 1.50- 2.25

Yoplait Greek Yogurt 6 oz Cup, $1.19
Free Yoplait Greek Yogurt printable (store coupon)
-.30/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt printable *new* or SS 2/28
Final Price: use both makes it FREE plus overage

Publix Feta or Gorgonzola, or Blue Cheese, $1.50

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 8 oz, $1.00
-$1/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Tearpad
-$1 off Philadelphia Cheese Publix Grape Magazine
-$1/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese “Game Day Greats” booklet
Final Price: Free - .50

Pillsbury Rolls or Squares, Breadsticks, Pizza Crust, or Loaf, 8-13.9 oz, $1.66
-$1/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads SS 1/24, 1/31
-.40/2 Pillsbury Breadsticks printable or printable
-.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, printable or printable
-.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, SS 1/31
.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls Or Grands! Sweet Rolls, printable or printable
-.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls SS 3/07
-.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! SS 3/07, 2/07, 1/03 printableor
printable
-$1/3 Pillsbury Grands! SS 3/07, 2/07, 1/03
Final Price: Cheap


Bird’s Eye Frozen Vegetables. 7.5-32 oz, or Corn on the Cob, 50% off
-$1/2 Birds Eye Vegetables, any bag or box excluding Steamfresh varieties SS 3/21
-$1/3 Birds Eye Vegetables SS 3/21
-.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh SS 3/21
-.35/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh SS 2/28 (exp 3/28)
-$1/2 Birds Eye Steamfresh lightly sauced printable

-$1/4 Birds Eye Vegetables excluding Steamfresh printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$1/2 Birds Eye Steam Fresh Vegetables and Rice 10-13 oz Yellow Adv. Flyer (store coupon)

Final Price: Free - Super Cheap

Campbell’s Cream Soups $1 ea
-$1/2 Campbell’s Cream Soups printable
Final Price: .50 ea

Swanson Broth, 14 oz can, 59¢
-.40/3 Swanson Broth Cans 14 oz + SS 3/21
Final Price: .32 ea

Sue Bee Honey, 12 oz, $1.99
-$1 off Sue Bee Honey printable
Final Price: .99¢

Sure for Men $2.49
-$1 off Sure Deodorant Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$1.50 off Sure for Men Deodorant SS 1/24
-$1 off Sure Deodorant, 2 oz or larger SS 1/24
-$1 off Sure printable
Final Price: use store coupon and 1.50/1 MF Q for Free

Sundown Vitamins, $2.99-$3.59 ea.
- $6/2 Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
- $1/1 Sundown Q 1/24 RP, 2/21 RP, 2/28 RP, 3/7 RP or peelie
Final Price: Free+

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for a complete list of sales/coupon match-ups!

Harris Teeter Triples Trip 1

I made this quick trip yesterday afternoon, and there were still many things in stock. This was at the new Franklin Harris Teeter. This store is just beautiful and the cashiers are super nice.

2 Coffee-Mate 16 oz Creamer $2.00

-(2) .75/1 Coffee-mate
printable, tripled
Final Price: Free


International Delight 16 oz, $1.99

-.55/1 International Delight Creamer SS 3/07 or printable, tripled
Final Price: .34¢


2 Old El Paso Green Chiles $1.65

-(2) .55/1 Old El Paso Chiles
printable, tripled
Final Price: Free


2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, $1.15

-.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk SS 1/24, or RP 3/21, tripled

Final Price: .40 ea


2 Bush's Chili Beans, .99

-.55/2 MF Q from Kroger mailing, tripled

Final Price: .16 ea


2 Minute Brown Rice, 1.67

-(2) .50/1 MF Qs from magazines, tripled

Final Price: .17 ea


3 Hershey's Chocolate Milks, .99
-(2) .35/1 IP Qs

Final Price: .33 ea


3 Fruit Loop Cereals, 3.19

-(3) .70/1 blinkies, tripled

Final Price: 1.09 ea (this produced a catalina for one gallon of free milk)


3 Pillsbury Orange Rolls, 1.67 ea

-.95/1 IP Q, tripled

-.75/2 blinkie, tripled

Final Price: .36 ea


2 Fage Greek Yogurt, 1.59

-(2) .50/1 IP Qs, tripled

Final Price: .09 ea


2 Dole Pineapple, 1.00

-.50/2 MF Q, tripled

Final Price: .25 ea


Total before sales/coupons: 47.79

Sales: 6.69

Coupons: 31.95

OOP: $9.15 (saving 81%)

Received: Catalina for free milk for Kellogg purchase

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Catalina Deals at Harris Teeter

If you can work any of these into your triple shopping, it can make them quite the deals! Thanks to Hot Coupon World for this info.

Kellogg's


Purchase Kellogg's cereals (12 oz or larger, any flavor, mix and match) between 3/19 and 4/10 and get free milk

buy 3-4 boxes and get 1 free gallon
buy 5-6 boxes and get 2 free gallons
buy 7 or more and get 3 free gallons

All free milk coupons are good on any brand, any flavor up to $4.19/ gallon.

All items must be purchased in one shopping order limited to what is in stock

McCormick


Buy McCormick Herb, Sprice, Food color, or Extract (any combination)
between 3/19 and 4/11

Buy (2) and get $1.50 oyno OR
Buy (3) or more and get $2.50 oyno

All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back. OFFER EXPIRES 4/11/2010

Pillsbury


Buy any Pillsbury refrigerated crescents, cookies, sweet rolls, grands! biscuits, grands! cinnamon rolls, pie crusts, dinner rolls, loaves, breadsticks or pizza crust between 3/22 & 4/18

Buy 4 & get $2. oyno
Buy 5 & get $3. oyno
Buy 6 or more and get $4. oyno

Velveeta


Buy Velveeta Shells and Cheese cups between 3/22 and 4/18

buy 2 and get .50
buy 3 and get $1.00
buy 4 or more and get $1.50 on your next shopping order

Good Seasons

Buy Good Seasons Dressing & Recipe Mixes get up to 2.50 OYNO 3/19 - 4/11

Between 3/19 - 4/11:

Buy 2 get $ .75
Buy 3 get $1.50
Buy 4+ get $2.50

...coupon off a future shopping order.

All items must be purchased in one shopping order.

Coupon Clipping Goes Social!

Here's an interesting review of Groupon by CNN:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 3/23/10

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.

On page 1, there is an in-ad manufacturer coupon for $2/4 Pepsi 12-packs (with coupon, $11 for 4). There is also an in-ad store coupon for store brand paper towels for .01 when you purchase $20 in groceries. On page 2, there is a manufacturer coupon for free bread when you purchase two Skippy Peanut Butter Products.

Boneless New York Strip Steaks, 5.99 per lb

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .89 per lb

Ground Round, 1.99 per lb

Sirloin End Cut Pork Chops, .99 per lb

Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, 2.29 per lb

Boneless Pork Tenderloin, 2.49 per lb

Boneless Sirloin Tip Steak, 2.99 per lb

Tyson Smoked Bacon, 2.50

Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, 1.59 per lb

Boneless New York Strips, 4.99 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.50

Bananas, .39 per lb

Jonagold and Granny Smith Apples, .89 per lb

Strawberries, 1 lb, 1.99

Haas Avocado, .79

Pears, $1 per lb

Green Onions, 2 bunches for $1

Best Choice Bread, .69

Hamburger Helper, .99
-.75/3
Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper Or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals, Any - Pillsbury.com
-.75/3 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals, Any - Boxtops4education.com
-.75/3 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper Or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals, Any Flavor - Bettycrocker.com
-.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals - 03-07-10 SS
Final Price: .74

Dole Fruit Salad, Pineapple or Mandarin Oranges, .99
-.50/2
Dole Canned Fruits, Any - 03-21-10 SS
-1/3 Dole Canned Fruits, Any - 03-21-10 SS
-.55/1 Dole Pineapple Cans, any - Family Circle, February 2010
-.55/2 Dole Pineapple Cans, Any - Better Homes and Gardens, February 2010
Final Price: .49 - .71

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix Box, 1.25
-.75/2
Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mix, Any - Smartsource.com
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, Any Flavor - Bettycrocker.com
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, Any - Boxtops4education.com
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes, any - 02-07-10 SS
Final Price: .87 ea

Totino's Pizza, 1.00
-.60/3 any flavor/ variety Totino's Products, on any three - 02-07-10 SS
Final Price: .80

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Publix Trip 3/19/10

OOP: $38.35 (Saving 80%)

This was a big time rush trip, as is often the case, but I did make it to pick up my kids with one minute to spare! Fortunately I was pretty organized and did not linger. However, as I was scoping out the check-out staff to decide on the friendliest person, I found myself in the card section. There are $2 off of 3 Hallmark Expression products store coupons plastered everywhere. Well, you know those little cards that you attach to presents (found near wrapping)? They are .79 and those work with this coupon. I am forever looking for those through out the year for the birthday parties my kids attend. The coupon makes them .12 each.

These sales are good through Tuesday.

2 Carl Buddig Lunch Meat, $2
-(2) $1 off Carl Buddig Meats “Healthy Meals Healthy Kids” (store coupon) (exp 3/20)
-(2) $1 off Buddig meats printable *zip 32606
Final Price: Use both for FREE

2 Krusteaz Cookie Mix, 15.5 or 17.5 oz, $2.19 BOGO
-.55/1 Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix Blinkie
Final Price: .55

6 V8 Fusion 100% Juice, $4.00 BOGO
-(6) $.50/1 from 03-14 SS
Final Price: $1.00

6 Mueller’s Pasta, $1.49 BOGO
-(6) $0.55/1 Mueller’s Whole Wheat Pasta or Pasta Ribbons – any package
Final Price: $.20

Prego Italian Sauce, $2.00 BOGO
-$1.00/1 from 2/7/10 SS
Final Price: Free

6 All Small & Mighty 32 oz, or 2x Ultra, 50 oz, $6.00 ea. BOGO
-(6) $2/1 off All Liquid Laundry Detergent 2/7 RP
Final Price: $1.00 ea

4 Sundown Vitamins, $3.59-3.99 ea.

-(2) $6/2 Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
-(4) $1/1 Sundown Q peelies
Final Price: Free+

3 Mentos, $.50 ea. (advantage buy price)
-(3) $55/1 Mentos Gum 2/21 SS
Final Price: Free+

3 Kashi Cereals, on sale 2.50 ea
-(2) $1/1 MF Qs
-B2G1 IP Q (from Target Website - a manufacturer coupon)
Final Price: $1 ea

2 Chef Boyardee Ravioli, .89
-.50/2 IP Q, doubled
Final Price:.39 ea

Mountain Dew 2 ltr, 1.00
-HG Hill Q for .01
Final Price: .01

Totinos Pizza, 1.25
-HG Hill Q for .01
Final Price: .01

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, 1.59
-HG Hill Q for .01
Final Price: .01

Oreo Cakesters, 1.70
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

Publix Milk, 2.59

J&J Buddies Soap, 1.09
-$1/1 IP Q
Final Price: .09

3 J&J Travel First Aid Kit, 1.47
-(3) 1.50/1 Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
-(3) $1/1 Blinkies
Final Price: Free+

5 Yoplait Greek Yogurt, $1.19 ea.
- (5) Free Publix Q for Yoplait Greek Yogurt printable
Final Price: Free

6 Ensure Chocolate Drinks, 7.49

-(6) $3/1 MF Qs
-(3) $3/2 Publix Green advantage March Into Savings
Final Price: $2.99 ea

3 Hallmark Expression Small Cards, .79
-$2/3 Store Coupon
Final Price: .12 ea

-$5/$50 HG Hill Coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 191.57
Sales: 47.71
Coupons: 105.51
OOP: $38.35 (includes 9.63 in tax, saving 80%)

Bargain Meal of the Week 3/19/10

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 recipe has been around for a long time. Whenever I pick up cookbooks that date to the 1940's and 1950's there are usually several versions of this recipe in it. It's a great quick recipe and one that kids often like.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Carl Buddig Lunch Meat, $2
-$1 off Carl Buddig Meats “Healthy Meals Healthy Kids” (store coupon) (exp 3/20)
-$1 off Buddig meats printable *zip 32606
Final Price: Use both for FREE

Arnold WholeGrains Bread or Grains & More or Country, 24 oz, $3.69 BOGO
-.35/1 Arnold Soft Bread product coupon on select loaves
Final Price: 1.15

Chipped Beef on Toast

Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup butter or margarine
• 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• 1 cup milk
• 1 cup water
• 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon
• 3 packages (2 oz. each) Buddig Sliced Beef, chopped
• Toasted bread

Directions:

Melt butter in medium size saucepan. Sauté green onion 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in flour, mustard and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and water; add instant bouillon. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in chopped meat; heat through. Serve over slices of toast cut diagonally in half.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 3/18/10

Publix:

Kozy Shack Pudding, $2.99 BOGO
-$0.40/1 Kozy Shack from 02-07 SS
-$0.50/1 Kozy Shack from 02-07 SS
Final Price: $.50- $70

Krusteaz Cookie Mix, 15.5 or 17.5 oz, $2.19 BOGO
-.50/1 Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix Blinkie
Final Price: .09

V8 Fusion 100% Juice, $4.00 BOGO
-$.50/1 from 03-14 SS
Final Price: $1.00Final Price: Free+

Dawn, $1.49 ea.
- $.25/1 Any Dawn 3/7 PG
- $.75/1 Publix Q from "Put Clean in your Cart" flyer
Final Price: $.25 ea.

All Small & Mighty 32 oz, or 2x Ultra, 50 oz, $6.00 ea. BOGO
-$2/1 off All Liquid Laundry Detergent 2/7 RP
-$1 off All Laundry Detergent, printable
Final Price: $1.00 - 2.00

Thanks to I Love Publix and Southern Savers for this information. Check out Southern Savers for a complete list of Sales/Coupon match-ups.

Kroger:


March to Save Mega Event

When you purchase eight participating items, you will get $4 off instantly at checkout. See all the included products at Southern Savers. Price below is Mega Price.

Coca-Cola 2-liter bottles 79¢ ea

-$1/3 MF Q from Kroger mailing
Final Price: .46 ea

Kraft Cheese 6-8 oz or Cheese Singles 12 oz, 1.67 ea

-$2/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese in-store dispenser

-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese shreds or chunk in-store dispenser
Final Price: .67 - 1.17 ea

Sargento Shredded Cheese 8 oz 99¢ ea
-.35/1 off Sargento Shredded Cheese Kroger My Magazine

-$1/2 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheeses SS 1/31
Final Price: .29 - .49

Bumble Bee Tuna Pouches, .49
-$1/5 Bumble Bee Products printable
-$1/2 MF Qs 02-21-10 SS
-.55/1 off Bumble Bee Premium Tuna 02-21-10 SS
Final Price: Free - .29

Wesson Cooking Oil $1.99

-$1 off Wesson Canola Oil “Rediscover Your Balance” booklet
Final Price: .99

Softsoap HandSoap, $1.00
-$0.50/1 MF Q from March All You, doubled
-$1/1 MF Q from Kroger Mailing
Final Price: Free

Irish Spring 3-pack Soap, 1.00
-.50/2
Multi-Bar Soap Packs (3-packs or larger) - 03-14-10 SS
Final Price: .50 ea

Other Deals:

Rotisserie Chicken at $3.99 ea


Reynolds 100% Recycled Wrap $1.49

-$1 off Reynolds Aluminum Foil printable
Final Price: .49¢


Snickers Candy Bars, regularly .79, on sale .50
-.50/2 MF Q 02-21-10 RP, doubled
Final Price: Free

I Can't Believe It's Butter, .98 ea
- $1/1 MF Qs
-.75/1 blinkies
Final Price: Free - .23 ea

CVS:


Bowl Appetit! or Simply Asia products, $1

-.50/1 off Simply Asia product, SS 2/07
Final Price: .50

Betty Crocker Warm Delights, 99¢

-.50/1 off Warm Delights, SS 2/07 or
printable or here
Final Price: .49


Walgreens:

Planters Trail Mix, $1.99
-$1.50/1 Planters Facebook coupon (Become a Fan of Planter's on Facebook and you will be able to print a $1.50/1 any Planter's coupon!)
-$1/2 Planters Trail Mix Walgreens store coupon from the March Booklet
Final Price: Buy 2, use (2) 1.50/1 and a store coupon for FREE

Harris Teeter:

Mission Fajita Tortillas, $1.50
- .75/1 printable coupon. (must sign up)
- .75/1 coupon from 3/7 SS insert.
Final Price: Free

SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp, 12 oz, $2.47
-$0.75/1 SeaPak Item, exp. 4-30-10 (ALL YOU Mar ‘10)
-$1/1 SeaPak Item, exp. 5-31-10 (RP 03/07/10)
-$1/1 SeaPak Item, exp. 3-31-10 (SS 02/07/10)
Final Price: .97 - 1.47

Gatorade, 32 oz, $1
$0.50/1 Gatorade G2, exp. 3-31-10 (RP 01/10/10)
Final Price: Free

Tropicana Trop50- $3.49
e-VIC members receive a $1.50 savings off this item at checkout.
- $1/1 coupon from 3/14 RP insert.
Final Price: .99

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lunchtime Shopping - Kroger & Rite Aid

Crystal the Coupon Momma had a great post about a super deal for Easter Candy at Rite Aid. So last night I decided to try it at lunch today, though I do not have her exact coupons. I remember several years ago when I was buying candy for three kids' Easter baskets that it cost me around $60 and I thought I was getting a deal. Things have really changed, fortunately!

8 Hershey's Candy Bags, regularly 3.99, on sale 1.99
1 Reese's Mini Eggs Bag, regularly 3.99, on sale 1.99

-(2) $2/3 Hershey's Candy SS 3/14 or
printable
-$1/2 Hershey's Kisses
(All You, February 2010)
-(3) $2/3 Hersheys/Reeses Candy In-Ad Coupons
Final Price: .77 ea


2 Lifesaver Jelly Beans, regularly 2.49, on sale 1.50

-$1/2 MF Q from Kroger Mailing

Final Price: $1 ea


-$5/$20 Rite Aid Coupon
PRINT (available by watching videos)

Total before sales/coupons: $44.67

OOP: 5.38 (3.91 + tax, saving 88%)


Kroger was next door so I stopped in to see if they had any Bumble Bee Tuna as the Kroger I visited yesterday was out. Keep in mind that this week is the Kroger March To Savings Mega Event. When you purchase eight participating items, you will get $4 off instantly at checkout. See all the included products at Southern Savers. The sale is through Saturday with a chance that it will continue on through next week (mega events often are for two weeks).

16 Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna Pouches, regularly 1.79, on sale .99 (.49 Mega Price)
-(2) $1/5 IP Qs printable
-(3) $1/2 MF Qs 02-21-10 SS
Final Price: .18 ea

2 Snickers Candy Bars, regularly .79, on sale .50
-.50/2 MF Q 02-21-10 RP, doubled
Final Price: Free

Total before sales/coupons: $30.08
Coupons: 6.00
Sales: 20.58
OOP: $3.50 (saving 90%)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kroger Mega Trip

This week is the Kroger March To Savings Mega Event. When you purchase eight participating items, you will get $4 off instantly at checkout. See all the included products at Southern Savers. The sale is through Saturday with a chance that it will continue on through next week (mega events often are for two weeks).

Recently I have discovered that I can freeze cheese. Honestly, I don't know why I had not done it before. I mean, when I cook a frozen pizza obviously the cheese has been frozen and it still melts just fine. I have found that I can't tell the difference between cheese that has been frozen and that which has not.

10 Kraft Cheese, 2.17 (1.67 Mega Price)
-(5) $1/2 blinkies
Final Price: 1.17 ea

2 Softsoap HandSoap, $1.50 (1.00 Mega Price)
-$0.50/1 MF Q from March All You, doubled
-$1/1 MF Q from Kroger Mailing
Final Price: Free

Sargento Cheese, 2.17 (1.67 Mega Price)
-.40/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .87

3 Coke 2 ltr, 1.29 (.79 Mega Price)
-$1/3 MF Q from Kroger mailing
Final Price: .46 ea

Non-Mega Deals:

13 Reynolds Recycled Foil, on sale 1.49
-(10) $1/1 MF Qs
-(2) .50/1 IP Qs, doubled
-$1/1 IP Q
Final Price: .49 ea

6 I Can't Believe It's Butter, .98 ea
-(2) $1/1 MF Qs
-(4) .75/1 blinkies
Final Price: .15 ea

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, 1.99

Total before sales/coupons: 95.28
Coupons: 27.76
Sales: 39.00
OOP: 28.52 (saving 70%)

HG Hill Deals This Week 3/16/10

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 store coupon for Best Choice Eggs for .10 when you purchase $20 in groceries.

Corn Beef Brisket, 2.49 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 1.99 per lb

Whole Chickens, .89 per lb

Boston Butt Pork Roast, .99 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.99 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Country Style Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, 1.19 per lb

Strawberries, 16 oz, 2.50

Green Cabbage, 3 lbs for $1

Idaho Potatoes, 8 lbs, 2.79

Washington Red or Gold Apples, $1 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .79 per lb

Cantaloupes, 1.89 ea

Tyson Fully Cooked Entrees, 3.99

Jimmy Dean Sliced Bacon, 2.00

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, .99

Tropicana OJ, 59-64 oz, $2.00
-$1/2
Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50, 59oz + - 02-28-10 RP
Final Price: $1.50 ea

Post Cereal (Pebbles, Alpha Bits, Crisps, Honey Combs, Raisin Bran), 3 for $5 (1.67 ea)
-$1/2
Post Pebbles Cereal, any (2) boxes - 03-14-10 SS
-.75/1 Post Cereal, any 10 oz+ pictured: Cocoa Pebbles, Golden Crisp, Shredded Wheat, Cranberry Almond Crunch, Honey Bunches of Oats, Great Grains, Honeycomb, Fruity Pebbles, Just Bunches, Grapenuts, or Raisin Bran - 02-28-10 SS
Final Price: .92 - 1.17

Mayfield Ice Cream, 2.50

Pepsi 2 ltr Products, $1

Red Baron Pizzas, 3 for $10
-.75/1
Red Baron, any pizza product blinkie
-$1/2 Red Baron Multi-Serve Pizzas, any (2) (DND 5) - 01-31-10 SS
Final Price: 2.58 - 2.83

Friday, March 19th Produce Sale

Lemons, .25 ea

Florida Red Grapefruit, .25 ea

Idaho Baking Potatoes, .25 ea

California Seedless Navel Oranges, .25 ea

Florida Tangerines, .25 ea


Monday, March 15, 2010

25-Song MP3 Sampler for Free with 2010 Census Pledge

At VotoLatino.org, pledge to fill out the upcoming 2010 Census and receive a MP3 Sampler for free. It includes tracks from artists such as Mos Def, Morrissey, Pitbull, Aventura, and more. After you fill out the short form, you'll have access to a link where you can download your songs via the iTunes Music Store.

Thanks to dealnews.com for this tip!

Harry Potter on DVD for $5 + Free Shipping

Best Buy is offering Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on DVD and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on DVD for $4.99 with free shipping!

Thanks Dealnews.com for this tip.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 3/15/10


Monday: Chicken & Rice, Fresh Strawberries
Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner, Pancakes & Cereal
Wednesday: Tuna Pasta with Green Peas
Thursday: Salisbury Steak & Baked Zucchini
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup & Crockpot Cobbler
Sunday: White Chili

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hamilton Beach 4 qt. Oval Slow Cooker $9.99

Sears offers the Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Oval Crock Pot, model no. 33141, for $9.99. Shipping adds $8.20, or choose in-store pickup. Even with shipping that's a great price!

Thanks to Deal News for this information!

Friday, March 12, 2010

80% Off Restaurant.com Certificates

Restaurant.com is offering its coupons at 80% off with code BITE. It expires on 3/16. These are great for trying out new local places and for traveling. We always use these on vacations.

Minimum spending limits for each "gift certificate" and other restrictions often apply so read carefully. For example, say you purchase a $25 gift certificate for $2. You are required to spend at least $35 at the restaurant as part of the deal. Thus, you spend $2 + $10 + gratuity out of pocket. They don’t expire for a year after purchasing, so you’ll definitely have plenty of time to make use of them. You can print them from your computer.