Monday, May 31, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 5/31/10


Monday: Hamburgers on the Grill, Baked Apples, Baked Butternut Squash
Tuesday: Chili
Wednesday: Baked Chicken & Yellow Rice
Thursday: Cabbage & Potato Hash
Friday: Mexican Chicken Spaghetti
Saturday: Spinach Turkey Meatloaf & Zucchini
Sunday: Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Cucumber and Red Pepper Relish

My Latest Obsession - Robot Art

My latest project is creating robots with recycled parts. Here is Prince Scottie!


Principle Parts: Antique Ansco camera, sink drain, cookie tin, candle holder, wrenches, stainless plate and various nuts and bolts.



Prince Scottie and girlfriend Rosie.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Publix Trip 5/28/10

$23.35 (saving 80%)

This is a great week at Publix! Prices are good through Tuesday.

2 La Croix Flavored Water, 15 ct, 3.33
-(2) $1.25/1 IP Qs
Final Price: 2.08 ea

2 Country Crock Butter, 1.99 BOGO
-(2) .40/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .19 ea

3 Bush’s Best Baked Beans or Grillin’, 21-28 oz, $2.29 BOGO
-$1/3 Bush’s Grillin’ Beans 21-22 oz. “It’s Grilling Time” Kroger home mailer
Final Price: .81 ea

2 Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dip, 12 oz, $2.00 BOGO
-(2) .50/1 printable
Final Price: Free

Publix Organic Baby Carrots, 1.29
-.50/1 Kroger Store Coupon from home mailer
Final Price: .79

Watermelon, 4.99

Publix Milk, 2.69

2 Bic Disposable Razors, 3-8 ct, $5.49 BOGO
-(2) $3 off Bic Disposables 3-4ct SS 5/02
Final Price: Free+

2 Vivarin 24 ct $3.19
-$5/2 Phazyme, Vivarin Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-(2) $2 off Vivarin printable
Final Price: Free+

2 Contac Cold & Flu 24ct., $5.39

-$5/2 Phazyme, or Contac Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-(2) $2 off Contac printable
Final Price: .89¢ ea


2 Lays Classic Potato Chips, 3.99 BOGO
Final Price: $1.99

4 Myoplex Bars, 2.49
-(4) Free IP Qs
-(2) $3/2 Myoplex Ready-to-drink Shakes or Bars Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
Final Price: Free+

2 Lloyd’s Meats in BBQ Sauce,18 oz tub, $5.49 BOGO
-$1 off Lloyd’s Ribs or Lloyds Tub, SS 5/16
Final Price: $1.74

Butterfinger, .89
-Free MF Q
Final Price: Free

2 Coppertone, 6.99
-(2) $2 off any Coppertone Product Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-(2) $2/1 IP Qs
Final Price: 2.99

-$5/$50 HG Hill coupon (from back of HG Hill receipt)

Total before sales/coupons: $114.89
Sales: 30.09
Coupons: 61.45
OOP: $23.35 (saving 80%)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free Card for Dad for Father's Day!

Get a Great Father's Day Card for the Dad in your life for FREE!

FREE Photo Card For Dad From PhotoWorks!
Use Promotional Code: CARD4DAD

Thanks to Super Coupon Lady for this tip!!

Favorite Deals This Week 5/27/10

Publix:

Quaker, Cap’N Crunch, 10.7-22 oz, Life 31 oz or Squares 16 oz, $4.49 BOGO
-$1/2 Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal, RP 5/16
-.50/1 Quaker Cap’n Crunch Cereal, Any RP 5/16

Final Price: $1.24

Bush’s Best Baked Beans or Grillin’, 21-28 oz, $2.29 BOGO
-$1/2 Bush’s Best Beans, In Store Dispenser
-$1/3 Bush’s Grillin’ Beans 21-22 oz. “It’s Grilling Time” Kroger home mailer
Final Price: .64 - .81

Ocean Spray 100% Juice Drink or Blends, 64 oz bot, $3.99 BOGO
-$1 off Ocean Spray Grapefruit, RP 3/21 (exp 5/31)
-$1 off Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Drink, 64 oz. RP 5/02
-$1/2 Ocean Spray Grapefruit Juice or Grapefruit Juice Drinks, 64 oz., RP 2/14 (exp 5/31)

Final Price: .99 - 1.49

Nabisco Oreo Fudge Cremes, Fun Stix, or Cakesters, 5-13.25 oz, $2.99 BOGO
-$1 off Oreo Fudge Creme printable (limit reached) (makes it 49¢)
Free Nabisco Cookies wyb Milk and Nabisco Cookies printable (limit reached)
-$1 off Nabisco Oreo Fudge Creme Cookies, 8.5 oz., All You, May 2010
-$1 off Oreo Fudge Cremes, 8.5 oz., Kraft Food & Family, May/Summer 2010
-$1/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers “$55 Nabisco Booklet” from last summer

Final Price: .49 - .99

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock, 15 oz, $1.99 BOGO
-.40/1 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Spread, RP 5/23 or printable
Final Price: .19¢

Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dip, 12 oz, $2.00 BOGO
-.50/1 Heluva Dip Product SS 5/16 or printable
-$1/2 Heluva Product SS 5/16
Final Price: Free - .50

Luigi’s Real Italian Ice, 24-36 oz, $2.99 BOGO
-.50/1 Luigi’s Italian Ice RP 5/16, 5/02
Final Price: .49¢

Fab Laundry Detergent Powder, 3.41 oz box, $3.99 BOGO
-.50/1 Fab, Dynamo, or Ajax laundry product, SS 5/23
-$1/2 Fab, Dynamo, or Ajax laundry product, SS 5/23
Final Price: .99 - 1.49

Bic Disposable Razors, 3-8 ct, $5.49 BOGO
-$2 off Bic Soleil, printable
-$3 off Bic Disposables 3-4ct SS 5/02

Final Price: Free- .49

Cucumbers, 43¢

Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz. cup, 99¢
-.55/1 Breakstone Sour Cream printable
Final Price: .44

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7-10 oz. pk., $1
-.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables
printable
Final Price: Free

CapriSun Drinks, 10 pk. 6 oz. pk., $1.67

Stayfree Liners 16-24 ct $3.24
B1G1 Stayfree Liners Green Adv. Flyer (store coupon)
-$2 off Stayfree product RP 3/28
-$1 off Stayfree SS 4/25
Final Price: use store and 2 mfr. coupons, makes both free

Infusium 23 Hair Care $5.99
-Free Conditioner wyb Infusium 23 Shampoo Green Adv. Flyer (store coupon)
-$3 off Infusium 23 SS 5/09
Final Price: use 2 mfr. coupons w/ store coupon makes
both free

Phazyme 12ct Softgels $3.49
Vivarin 24 ct $3.19
-$5/2 Phazyme, Vivarin Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$2 off Phazyme or Vivarin printable
Final Price: use 2 mfr. coupons w/ store coupon makes both free

Contac Cold & Flu 24ct., $5.39
-$5/2 Phazyme, or Contac Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$2 off Contac printable
Final Price: .89¢ ea


Ecotrin 24ct $3.49
-$5/2 Phazyme, Ecotrin etc. Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$2 off Ecotrin printable
Final Price: use 2 mfr. coupons w/ store coupon makes both free

Benefiber Stick Pack 6-8ct $3.89
-$2 off Benefiber, any Green Advantage Buy Flyer (store coupon)
-$1 off Benefiber SS 4/25
-$2 off Benefiber printable
Final Price: Free- .89

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Go to her site for a complete list of sale/coupon matchups.

HG Hill:

Go HERE for this weeks deals. It's a fantastic week for Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, Hunt's Ketchup and French's Worcestershire Sauce! There are no great coupons in this week's Review Appeal but if you shop at the store, most likely your receipt will have a $5/$50 coupon printed on it which you can use at Publix as well.

Harris Teeter:


Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Sticks 16 oz., $1.55 BOGO
-.40/1 Shedd’s Country Crock printable
Final Price: Free

Kraft Dressing, 16 oz. $1.98 BOGO
-.55/1 Kraft Salad Dressing SS 5/02 or printable
-$1/2 Kraft Salad Dressing SS 5/02
Final Price: Free - .49

Johnsonville Fully Cooked Brats $2.50
-.55/1 Johnsonville smoked or cooked sausage printable
Final Price: $1.40

Jimmy Dean Turkey Bacon $2.50
-$1 off any Jimmy Dean product printable
Final Price: $1.50

Sargento Shredded Cheese $2.00
-.55/2 Sargento Natural Cheese Sliced Product, SS 5/23
-$1/2 Sargento Natural Cheese Sliced Product, SS 5/23
-.40/1 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese, 5 oz.+, Coupon on Select Products
-.50/1 Sargento Natural Cheese, 5-8 oz. (Manuf. coupon w/ Kroger logo), Home Mailer

Final Price: $1

Heluva Good Cheese $2.00
-.50/1 Heluva Good! product, printable
Final Price: $1

Blue Bunny Ice Cream or Yogurt Personals 88¢
-.75/1 Blue Bunny Novelty Or Packaged Ice Cream, June All You, Magazine
Final Price: Free

Minute Maid Lemonade 12 oz. cup 88¢
-.75/1 Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade, Fruit And Cream Swirl Or Juice Bars, Tearpad
-.75/1 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty, RP 5/02, 5/16

Final Price: Free

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Go to her site for a complete list of sale/coupon matchups.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cold Stone Creamery printable coupon: 20% off any purchase

Participating Cold Stone Creamery locations take 20% off all purchases (excluding gift cards) via this printable coupon. Coupon ends June 30. Click here to find a location near you.

Thanks to Dealnews.com for this tip!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 5/25/10

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 Maizetos Chips for .10 when you buy $20 in groceries. There are also manufacturer coupons for $2 off of (4) 12-packs of Pepsi products and for $5 off of rotisserie chicken when you purchase a certain number
(can not read the info online) of Knorr pasta or rice sides (on sale 4 for $5).

Pork Spare Ribs, 1.49 per lb

Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners, .99
-$1/2
Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, Any - Coupons.com
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, any - 05-16-10 SS
Final Price: .49 ea

Bone In Split Chicken Breasts, 1.99 per lb

Boneless Rib-Eye Steaks, 6.99 per lb

Fresh Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 lbs, 4.99

John Morrell Smoked Sausage, 1.39

Pork Chops, 1.79 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.99 per lb

London Broil or Top Round Steak, 2.99 per lb

Baby Back Pork Rips, 2.99 per lb

Seedless Watermelon, 4.99 ea

Corn, 3 for $1

Strawberries, 16 oz, $2

Blueberries, pint, 2.99

Hass Avocados, .89

Cherries, 3.99 per lb

Hunt's Ketchup, 24 oz, .99
-$1/2
Hunt's Ketchup, Any 2 - 05-16-10 SS
-.20/1 Hunt's Ketchup, Any - 05-16-10 SS
-$1/2 Hunt's Ketchup, Any - All You, April 2010
Final Price: .49 - .59

Kraft Barbecue Sauce, .79
.25/1
Kraft Barbeque Sauce, Any from tearpad
Final Price: .29

Lay's Potato Chips, $2

Kraft Cheese, 1.67
-$1/2
Kraft Shredded Cheese, Any Blinkie
Final Price: 1.17 ea

French's Worcestershire Sauce, 10 oz, .99
-.50/1 French's Worcestershire Sauce, any - 05-09-10 SS
Final Price: Free

Powerade, .79

Keebler Fudge Shop Cookies, $2
-$1/1 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cheesecake Middles, 8.5 oz. or larger, any flavor - Snackpicks.com
Final Price: $1

Kool Aid Jammers, 10 pk, 1.67

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Found Object Art: Robots!

What do you do with the junk in your garage? When you install something in your house and you save the left over parts, do you keep them just in case? Well, we do. Needless to say, we have a ton of stuff. I am happy to say that I am finally putting it to good use. With the technical help of my wonderful husband and my mother's day present (a commercial grade drill), I built this fun robot!
Legs are a former candle holder. Skirt a former food mold. Body a commercial pressure gauge. Arms are cabinet pulls. Head is a former beverage shaker. Various nuts and bolts for features.

Parts were found in our garage, Goodwill half-off day, Habitat Home Store, and a warehouse obsolete junk pile.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week: Cheesy Baked Ziti

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 total comfort food!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, 12-13.25 oz. pk., $1.79 BOGO
-.75/1 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, SS 4/11
-.50/1 Ronzoni Pasta Product, Tearpad
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest,
printable
Final Price: Free - .39

Sargento Shredded Cheese or Sunburst, 5-8 oz., $2
-.50/1 Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, 5 oz.+, SS 4/18
-$1 off Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, 5 oz.+, SS 4/18
-.75/1 Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, 5 oz.+, SS 4/18
Final Price: $1.00 - 1.25

Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce 24 oz $1.99
-.50/1 Newman’s Own Pasta Product RP 3/21 or printable
Final Price: .99¢

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, 12 oz. bag, $2.39 BOGO (for side dish)
-.40/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 3/28
-.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, printable
-$1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 3/28

Final Price: .19 - .69

Cheesy Baked Ziti
by Newman's Own

Ingredients:

1 box ziti or rigatoni pasta
1 carton whole milk ricotta cheese
1 pound shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan/Romano cheese mixture plus extra for topping
1 egg
1 tsp each dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
dash dried thyme
fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
3-4 cups Newman's Own® Marinara Sauce, plus extra for passing

Directions:
  • Boil pasta until just barely al dente. Drain and rinse. In a large bowl, mix cheeses, egg and herbs. Stir in pasta and enough sauce to bind it all together (about 2 cups or more according to your taste).

  • In a 13 x 9 baking dish, spoon 1/2 cup pasta sauce in bottom and spread to coat bottom of pan. Scoop pasta and cheese mixture into prepared pan, top with another 1/2 cup sauce and parmesan cheese.

  • Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes till heated through, remove cover and heat another 10 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Remove and let sit 10 minutes.

  • Serve with additional sauce, steamed vegetables, salad or garlic breadsticks.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 5/20/10

Harris Teeter:

This week is Super Doubles. Check out these links for all the great deals!

Southern Savers
WRAL.com
Hot Coupon World
Couponer 101
Coupon Teacher

Aldi:

Mushrooms, 8 oz, .99

Sweet Onions, 2 lbs, .99

Green Peppers, 3-pk, .99 (better than Farmer's Market prices)

Zucchini, 24 oz, .99

Sweet Corn, 4 pk, .99

2-Gallon Pepper or Tomato Potted Plant, 7.99

Publix:

Fresh Express Salad Blend, 4.5-12 oz., (price not listed) BOGO
-.55/1 Fresh Express Salad Blends, Tearpad
-$1 off Fresh Express Salad Blends, In Store Dispenser

-$1/2 Fresh Express Blends, Family Style Magazine (store coupon)
Final Price: Use MF Q and Store Q for cheap!

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz., $2.39 BOGO
-$1 off Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, Home Mailer

Final Price: .19¢

Pure Wesson Oil, Vegetable, Canola, Corn or Best Blend, 48 oz., $3.89 BOGO
-$1/2 Wesson Oil, 48 oz.+, April All You Magazine
-.50/1 Wesson Oil, 48 oz., Kroger Home Mailer

-$1 off Wesson Canola Oil, 48 oz.+, “Rediscover Your Balance” home mailer
Final Price: .94 - 1.44

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 4-4.1 oz., $1.25 BOGO
-.75/3 Idahoan Products,
printable
Final Price: .37¢

Knorr Sides, 4-6.4 oz., $1.35 BOGO
-.60/2 Knorr Sides RP 5/23
-.55/2 Knorr Rice And Pasta Product, “Family Is Its Own Reward“ booklet (store coupon)

Final Price: Free - .40

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, 12-13.25 oz. pk., $1.79 BOGO
-.75/1 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, SS 4/11
-.50/1 Ronzoni Pasta Product, Tearpad
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest,
printable
Final Price: Free - .39

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie or Bar Mix, 19.8-22.5 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies printable or printable or printable
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, Shrek-tacular Savings booklet

Final Price: .79 - .92¢

Kellogg’s Cereal 17-17.5 oz. box, $3.99 BOGO
(Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn PopsFroot Loops, or Frosted Mini Wheats)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats RP 04/11
-$1/2 Kellogg’s cereals any
printable or printable
-$1/3 Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, or Frosted Flakes RP 4/11, or printable
-$1/2 All Bran, Crispix, Rice Krispies, Smart Start, Raisin Bran or Corn Flakes RP 04/11
-$1.50/2 Frosted Mini-Wheats, Raisin Bran or All Bran printable

-Free Eggs wyb (2) Kellogg’s Cereals, tearpad
Final Price: 1.24 - 1.66 and possibly free eggs

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, 12 oz. bag, $2.39 BOGO
-.40/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 3/28
-.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, printable
-$1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers SS 3/28

Final Price: .19 - .69

Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant, 2-4 oz., $3.99 BOGO
-.55/1 Right Guard Product, Safeway May 2010
-$1 off Right Guard Total Defense 5,
printable
-$1.50 off Right Guard Total Defense, printable

Final Price: .49¢ - 1.44

Purina One Adult Dog Food, 4 lb., $6.99 BOGO
-$2 off Purina One Dog Food 3.5 lb + coupon on select bags

Final Price: $1.49

Dixie Plates or Bowls, 20-48 ct. pk., $2.93 BOGO
-.50/1 Dixie Plates RP 5/23

Final Price: .46¢

Florida Sweet Corn, 25¢

McCormick Grill Mates Marinades .71-1.25 oz., 80¢
-$1 off McCormick Seasoning Blend, Spice, Herb, Extract or Coloring, RP 4/25
-.50/1 McCormick Grill Mates Blend, Marinade or Rub, RP 4/18 (exp 5/30)
Final Price: Free


Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce 24 oz $1.99
-.50/1 Newman’s Own Pasta Product RP 3/21 or printable
Final Price: .99¢

Sargento Shredded Cheese or Sunburst, 5-8 oz., $2
-.50/1 Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, 5 oz.+, SS 4/18
-$1 off Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, 5 oz.+, SS 4/18
-.75/1 Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, 5 oz.+, SS 4/18
Final Price: $1.00 - 1.25

Yoplait Go-Gurt, 8 pk, $1.39
-$1.10 off Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt printable
-$1/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Yogurt, SS 3/21, 4/18
-.40/1 Yoplait GoGurt printable

-.80/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt printable
Final Price: .29 - .99

Schick Hydro 3 Razor, $5.99

-$1 off Schick Hydro Razor, Refill, or Shave Gel Adv Buy Flyer
-$5 off Schick Hydro Razor SS 5/09
Final Price: Free

Schick Hydro Shave Gel, 8.4 oz., $2
-$1 off Schick Hydro Razor, Refill, or Shave Gel Adv Buy Flyer
-$1 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel SS 5/09
Final Price: Free


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

HG Hill:


Go HERE for this weeks deals. It's a good week for whole fryers and Ball Park Hot Dogs!

Link Love: Frugal Teen Buys House with 4-H Winnings

An 18 year-old girl bought a house for cash with savings she earned participating in 4-H events beginning at the age of four. What a great story! I am so getting my kids to read this one.

Thanks to Frugal Dad for the link to this awesome article.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Trip 5/19/10

Today begins a week of Super Doubles at Harris Teeter, which means they will double any coupons up to $1.98. You can use up to 20 coupons per day. Here is what I purchased at lunch today:

2 Folger's Gourmet Coffee, 3.49
-(2) $1.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .49 ea

2 Yakisobi Noodles, 1.00
-$1/2 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes, 1.33
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 LaCroix Water, 12 pk, 5.49
-(2) 1.25/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: 2.99 ea

Vanity Fair Napkins, 2.19
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .19

3 Dove Shampoo, 3.79
-(3) $1.50/1 Peelie Qs, doubled
Final Price: .79 ea

Dove Deodorant, 3.35
-$1.50/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .35

Johnson Swabs, 1.85
-$1/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 International Delight Creamers, 1 pt, 1.99
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free

3 Activia Yogurt, 4 pk, 2.50
-(3) $1/1 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .50 ea

Wheatables Nut, 3.29
-$1.50/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .29

Total before sales/coupons: 63.51
Sales: 4.93
Coupons: 44.50
OOP: $14.08 (saving 79%)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 5/18/10

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 Chicken of the Sea Tuna Can for .01 when you purchase $20 in groceries and another store coupon for free Kraft Cheese when you purchase Taco Bell Shells, Seasoning Mix, Sauce, and Salsa.

Country Style Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, 1.49 per lb

Whole Fryers, .79 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 1.99 per lb

Kentucky Legend Ham, 2.99 per lb

Boneless Pork Filets or Tenderloin, 4.99 per lb

Elm Hill Smoked Sausage, 2.39

Ground Beef, 2.29 per lb

Ball Park Franks, 1.50

Hormel Black Label Sliced Bacon, 2.59

New York Strips, 5.99 per lb

Pork Picnic Roast, 1.29 per lb

Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, 1.69 per lb

Whole Boneless Pork Loin, 1.99 per lb

Lettuce, 1.00

Blueberries, 18 oz, 4.99

Tomatoes on the Vine, 1.69 per lb

Avocados, .99

Yellow and Zucchini Squash, 1.09 per lb

Turnip or Collard Greens, .89 per lb

Jonathan Apples, 3 lbs, 1.79

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.50

Sargento Shredded Cheese, 2.00
-.75/1
Sargento Reduced Sodium Cheese, Any - Coupons.com
-$1/1 Sargento Reduced Sodium Natural Cheeses, Any 5 Oz. Or Larger - 04-18-10 SS
Final Price: $1.00 - 1.25

Breakstone Sour Cream, 16 oz, 1.29

Blue Bunny Ice Cream, 2.50

Best Choice Vegetables, .50

Van Camp's Baked Beans, 1.25
-.30/3
Van Camp's Beans, any variety - 05-16-10 SS
Final Price: 1.05 ea

Best Choice Spaghetti Sauce, .79

Post Cereal, 2 for $4
-$1/2
Post Cereals, Any - 05-16-10 SS
Final Price: 1.50

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, .99

Link Love: The $20 Theory of the Universe

This article is very entertaining! If you have ever wondered what $20 can get you, here it is.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Great Downloadable Free Music

And legal, too!

East River Drive
Wish That - B. Reith
20 in 10 (Album) - Sister Hazel
Time is on My Side - Rolling Stones (TODAY only)
Heart to Tell - The Love Language (see week of4/21/2010)
Jack Johnson Live at the Bonnaroo Festival
John Mayer Live at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Original Jazz Classic Remasters Free Download

The Amazon MP3 Store offers downloads of the Original Jazz Classic Remasters Sampler (pictured) for free. This 10-track, DRM-free album features songs from John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and others. Amazon MP3 downloader is required.

Also available are downloads of the X5 Jazz Legends Sampler for free. This 5-track, DRM-free album features songs from Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, Miles Davis, and others.

Thanks to dealnews.com for this tip!


Menu Plan Monday 5/17/10


Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Crescent Roll Casserole
Wednesday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Thursday: Barbecue Baked Beans and Sausage
Friday: Chinese Roasted Chicken (Crockpot) & Rice
Saturday: Chili
Sunday: Sweet Potato Soup & Favorite Bread Recipe

Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients:

6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup water, or as needed
1 lime, juiced
2 cups milk or cream, or as needed

Directions:

Place potatoes and half the ginger in large saucepan. Pour in veggie stock and water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes have softened, about 30 minutes.

Puree potatoes, lime juice and remaining ginger in a food processor, or with a hand blender until smooth.

Return soup to saucepan and stir in milk or cream as desired.

Can be served hot or cold. Or you can reduce the amount of liquid you use and serve it as mashed sweet potatoes.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 5/14/10


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 one of our family's favorites! It is especially good for camping, traveling and when there is a flood! It is a perfect stockpile recipe. It also takes no time at all to make and tastes homemade.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 11-15.25 oz., 79¢


Doritos Tortilla Chips, 11.5-12.5 oz., at $3.99 BOGO
Final Price: 1.99


Del Monte Tomatoes, 14.5 oz. can, $1.49 BOGO

-$1/8 Del Monte canned fruit or vegetables, or tomatoes RP 3/21 (exp 5/16)
Final Price: .62¢ ea


Bumble Bee Premium Chunk White Chicken, 10 oz. can, $3.49 BOGO

-$1/2 Bumble Bee Chicken, In Store Dispenser (exp 5/31)

Final Price: $1.24

Bush's Best Beans, price unknown (for black beans)
-.55/2 MF Q Blinkie (was there this week)

Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, price unknown
-$1/2 printable

Swanson Broth, price unknown
-$1/2
printable


Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
originally from allrecipes.com


Description:
"Delicious and EASY zesty soup recipe that uses only 6 canned ingredients! Serve over tortilla chips, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese. Throw away the cans and no one will know that it is not from scratch!"

Ingredients:

1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken
1 (15 ounce) can black beans (rinse)
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained

Directions:
Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, soup, chunk chicken, black beans (rinse), and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.

Publix Trip 5/13/10

13.77 (saving 87%)

It was a great trip, especially since the things I wanted were in stock! Lately I have been shopping at the Publix in Franklin near Fieldstone Farms. I really like the way the store is laid out and the people are very nice. It's a good time to stock up on cold/flu meds for fall.

2 Yoplait Go-Gurt, 8 pk., $1.39
-(2) $1.10 off Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt printable
Final Price: .29 ea

3 Schick Hydro 3 Razor, $5.99
-(3) $1 off Schick Hydro Razor, Refill, or Shave Gel Adv Buy Flyer
-(3) $5 off Schick Hydro Razor SS 5/09
Final Price: Free

3 Schick Hydro Shave Gel, 8.4 oz., $2
-(3) $1 off Schick Hydro Razor, Refill, or Shave Gel Adv Buy Flyer
-(3) $1 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel SS 5/09
Final Price: Free

3 Advil PM 20 ct, 5.29
-(3) $3/1 off Advil PM 16-120 ct. Adv Buy Flyer

-$2/1 MF Q from Kroger catalina
-(2) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: .95 ea

2 Robitussin, 5.69
-(2) $3/1 off Robitussin 4-12 oz. or 10-20 ct. or Dimetapp 4-8 oz. Adv Buy Flyer
-(2) $2/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .69 ea

Imodium, 7.99
-$3/1 off Pepcid 25-50 ct., Lactaid 32-60 ct., Mylanta 12-24 oz., 24-70 ct. or Imodium 18-48 ct. Adv Buy Flyer
-$2/1 IP Q
Final Price: 2.99

Nestle Morsels, 2.99
-Free Q from Kroger Home Mailer
Final Price: Free

Coca Cola, 2 lter, 1.50
-.01 HG Hill store Q
Final Price: .01

Sunny D, 1.99
-.01 HG Hill store Q
Final Price: .01

Iceberg Lettuce, 1.49
-.01 HG Hill store Q
Final Price: .01

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 2.33
-.49 HG Hill store Q
Final Price: .49

Open Pit Barbecue Sauce, 1.69
-.01 HG Hill store Q
Final Price: .01

Publix Milk, 2.69
-Free Publix Q WYB 2 Oreo Cookies
Final Price: Free

2 Oreo Cookies, 2.99
-$1/2 IP Q
Final Price: 2.49 ea

-$5/$50 HG Hill Coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 103.80
Sales: 15.14
Coupons: 74.89
OOP: 13.77 (saving 87%)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

For the Locals: Tips for Saving Water Logged Heirlooms

The Tennessee State Museum has created a resource page for details on saving your heirlooms (like pictures) that were recently water logged during the flooding in Tennessee. I had not thought about it before, but if you have many items that must be dealt with, you can start by freezing them so that you will only have to deal with a few items at a time. Check the page for more details.

Favorite Deals of the Week 5/13/10

Publix:

Fresh Express Salad Blends, 4.5-12 oz., $3.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Fresh Express Blends “Family Style Magazine” (store coupon)
-.55/1 Fresh Express Salad Blends or Kits, tearpad
Final Price: 94¢ - $1.49


Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, 64 oz., $3.99 BOGO
-$1 off Welch’s Juice SS 2/07
-$1 off Welch’s 100% Juice, 64 or 96oz. printable

-$1.50/2 Welch’s Juice Kroger Home Mailer (mfr. coupon)
Final Price: .99 - 1.24

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16 oz., $6.85 BOGO
-$1 off Pompeian Olive Oil, 16 oz+, Hangtag
-$1 off Pompeian Olive Oil, printable

Final Price: $2.42

Vlasic Stackers Dills, Pickles or Spears, 16-46 oz. jar, $2.89 BOGO
-.75/1 Vlasic Pickles, Relish Or Peppers, In Store Dispenser (exp 5/31)

Final Price: .69¢

Bumble Bee Premium Chunk White Chicken, 10 oz. can, $3.49 BOGO
-$1/2 Bumble Bee Chicken, In Store Dispenser (exp 5/31)
Final Price: $1.24

Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup, 35 oz., $1.79 BOGO
-$1/2 Hunt’s Ketchup April All You Magazine (store version, exp 5/30)
Final Price: .39¢

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, or True Delights Squares 5.9-8.7 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-.75/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars RP 5/02
-$1/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars RP 5/02

Final Price: .99¢ - 1.12

Betty Crocker Potatoes, 4.6-6.6 oz., $1.75 BOGO
-$1/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes, SS 3/28 (exp 5/22)
-.25/1 Betty Crocker Potatoes, SS 3/28 (exp 5/22)

Final Price: .37¢

Kellogg’s Cereal, 12-16.5 oz., $3.99 BOGO
(Rice Krispies, Crispix, or Honey Smacks)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereals, In Store Dispenser
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals, 11.4 oz.+, RP 4/11 (exp 5/23)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals printable

Final Price: $1.49 ea

Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz., $3.19 BOGO
-.50/1 off any Blue Diamond Product printable
Final Price: .59¢

Nabisco Ritz Crackers or Munchables Pretzel Crisps, 7.5-16 oz., $3.79 BOGO
-$1 off Ritz Pretzel Crisps SS 3/14
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies $55 Savings Booklet (from last summer)

Final Price: .89 - 1.39

Rold Gold Pretzels, 10-16 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-.55/1 Rold Gold Pretzels Tearpad, Coupon Found On Bags
-$1/2 Rold Gold Snacks SS 5/02

Final Price: .69 - .74¢ ea

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, 8.5-15 oz., $3.49 BOGO
-.55/2 Keebler Cookies, Any 8.5 oz+, RP 4/18
Final Price: $1.46 ea

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4 pk 4 oz. cup, $2.50 BOGO
-.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt multipack SS 3/21 (exp 5/15)
-.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt multipack Mar/Apr Weight Watchers Mag

Final Price: .25

Cole’s Garlic Bread, 9-17.5 oz., $2.79 BOGO
-.50/1 Coles Bread printable
Final Price: .39¢

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner, 32 oz., $2.49 BOGO
-$1 off Glass Plus Cleaner, printable
Final Price: .24¢

Florida Sweet Corn, 25¢

Yoplait Go-Gurt, 8 pk., $1.39
-$1.10 off Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt printable
-$1/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Yogurt, SS 3/21, 4/18
-.40/1 Yoplait GoGurt printable

-.80/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt printable
Final Price: .29 - .99

McCormick Grill Mates Marinades, 0.71-1.25 oz., 80¢
-$1 off McCormick Seasoning Blend, Spice, Herb, Extract or Coloring, RP 4/25
-.50/1 McCormick Grill Mates Blend, Marinade or Rub, RP 4/18 (exp 5/30)
Final Price: Free


Chef Boyardee, 14.5-15 oz., $1.00
-$1/5 Chef Boyardee April All You Magazine
-$1.50/4 Chef Boyardee printable
Final Price: .62 - .80

Ronzoni Pasta, 12 or 16 oz., 79¢

Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce, 24 oz., $1.99
-.50/1 Newman’s Own Pasta Product RP 3/21 or printable
Final Price: .99¢

Round Italian Pizza Dough, 16 oz., (Bakery) $1.79

Capri Sun, 10 ct., $1.79
-$1 off Capri Sun Sunrise product SS 4/25
Final Price: .79

Maxwell House Ground Coffee, 11 or 11.5 oz., $1.99
-$1/2 Maxwell House coffee SS 3/21 (exp 5/31)
Final Price: 1.49

Schick Hydro 3 Razor, $5.99
-$1 off Schick Hydro Razor, Refill, or Shave Gel Adv Buy Flyer
-$5 off Schick Hydro Razor SS 5/09
Final Price: use both makes it FREE

Schick Hydro Shave Gel, 8.4 oz., $2
-$1 off Schick Hydro Razor, Refill, or Shave Gel Adv Buy Flyer
-$1 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel SS 5/09
Final Price: use both makes it
FREE

Carefree 16 or 22 ct., 99¢
-$1 off Carefree Product, Any SS 4/25
-.50/1 Carefree product printable
Final Price: Free

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Check out her site for complete sale/coupon match-up.

Walgreens:


Kashi Cereal 12.4-15 oz $2.50
-$1 off Kashi Organic Promise Cereal peelie on Kashi products or Mambo Sprouts Green Spring booklet
-$1 off Kashi Organic Promise Cereal printable
Final Price: $1.50

7 Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch 2 L bottles $1.00
-$1 off 7 Up printable (limit reached)
Final Price: Free if you still have this coupon!

Target:

YMMV.

Old El Paso Seasonings 33¢
-.60/2 Old El Paso products printable

Final Price: .03¢ ea

Lysol Wipes 28-35ct or 40 oz Cleaners $2.29
-$1/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, SS 4/25
-$1 off any Lysol Product printable
Final Price: $1.29 - 1.79

Lysol 24 oz Toilet Bowl Cleaner or select 22 or 32oz Sprays $1.89
-.75/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, SS 4/25
-$1 off Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Any 12 oz. + SS 4/25

-$1 off any Lysol Product printable
Final Price: .89 - 1.14

Schick Hydro 5-blade or 3-blade Razors or Cartidges 5-blade Razor $7.99
$5 Gift Card wyb (2)
-$1 off Shcik Razor printable (store coupon)
-$5 off Schick Hydro SS 5/09

Final Price: buy 2, use 2 store & 2 mfr. coupons makes it FREE plus overage after gift card

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Check out her post for more Target savings.

HG Hill:


Go HERE for this week's deals. This is a great week to buy chicken, Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage and Hot Dogs, Idaho Potatoes, and Sunny D!

Harris Teeter Super Doubles 5/19 - 5/25

Next week Harris Teeter will have their Super Double Coupon sale! Coupons valued $1.98 and under will be doubled, up to 20 per transaction. Check out Hot Coupon World for info in deals.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals this Week 5/11/10

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 Peter Pan Peanut Butter for .49 when you purchase $20 in groceries and another for a free gallon of milk when you purchase (4) participating Kellogg's Cereals. There is also an in-ad manufacturer coupon for $1 off the purchase of 3 12-packs of Pepsi products.

Sunday Tennessean, 1.19

Sirloin End Pork Chops, 1.69 per lb

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .89 per lb

Cube Steak or Stew Meat, 2.99 per lb

Ground Beef, 1.59 per lb

Boneless Top Sirloin Steaks, 4.49 per lb

Carolina Pride Sliced Bacon, 12 oz, 1.50

Sirloin Tip Roast, 2.49 per lb

Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, 1.59 per lb

Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage, 1.50

Bacon Wrapped Pork Filets, 5 for $5

Armour or Eckrich Sliced Pepperoni, 5 for $5

Buddig Sliced Lunch Meat, 10 for $5

Carolina Pride Hot Dogs, 5 for $5

Green Giant Baby Peeled Carrots, 16 oz., 5 for $5

Tomatoes, $1 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 20 lb bag, 1.49 (Great Price!)

Green Peppers, 2 for $1

Green Cabbage, .39 per lb

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk, 2.50
-$1/1
Blue Diamond Aseptic Or Chilled Almond Breeze, Any - 02-28-10 SS or Blinkie
Final Price: $1.50

Halls Cough Drops, 1.19
-$1/1 Halls or Halls Sugar Free Cough Drops, any 20 ct+ bag - 03-28-10 SS
-.50/1 Halls, any bag (20 ct. or larger) - All You, March 2010
Final Price: .19

Smucker's Grape Jelly, 1.79
-$1/2
Smuckers Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spread - 03-07-10 RP
Final Price: 1.29 ea

McCormick Mexican Seasoning Mixes, .59

McCormick Grillmates, 1.50
-.50/1 McCormick Grill Mates Blend, Marinade Or Spice Rub, Any - 04-18-10 RP
Final Price: .50

Xtra Laundry Detergent, 1.99

Sunny D, 64 oz, .99
-.25/1 Any Sunny D Product printable
Final Price: .49

Whole Roasted Chicken from Deli, 4.99

I Still Love You CVS!

It has been forever since I visited CVS. For a while, I was going at least every week to flip my ECBs (CVS money that prints at the end of your receipt and does expire if not used). If you have never used the CVS system, you are truly missing out. Basically you keep buying the products that produce ECBs with the previous ECBs earned, using very little of your own money. I was an avid shopper for about one year. At the end of the year, I had so many free products that I was giving half of them away and my cabinets were still full. So I stopped going.

Well, I am starting to run out of that very expensive free face cream and I have discovered that we use up a lot more shampoo then conditioner (meaning I now have a cabinet full of conditioner). I also want to start giving more products to charities. So I made a trip today at lunch. I started with no ECBs. I stopped by CVS yesterday afternoon to scan my card on their machine and got a few CVS coupons and a $5/$40 purchase coupon.


Here is what I bought:

Bayer Aspirin, $1
-$1/1 MF Q
Final Price: Free

3 Carefree, $1
-(3) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: Free

CVS Alcohol, $1
CVS Hydrogen Peroxide, $1
-$1/2 CVS First-aid products
Final Price: .50 ea

2 Right Guard Total Defense. 2.49 ea
-$3/2 IP Q
Final Price: .99 ea
Earned $4 ECBs

2 Crest Prohealth Toothpaste 4.2 oz $3.50
-(2) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: 2.50 ea
Earned $7 ECBs

Bayer Breeze 2, 19.99 (will donate)
-$10/1 MF Q
Final Price: 9.99
Earned $15 ECBs

Kotex U, 4.99
-$1/1 IP Q
Final Price: 3.99
Earned $4.99 ECBs

2 Coastal Rain Shampoo (CVS brand), .99
-(2) $1/1 CVS Brand Shampoo (scanned card again today before shopping and got 2nd)
Final Price: Free

-$5/$40 CVS coupon

Total before sales/coupons: 56.71
Sales/Coupons: 36.35
OOP: 20.36
ECBs Earned: $30.99 (profit of $10.36)

Monday, May 10, 2010

80% Off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates!

Restaurant.com has a new 80% off promotional code:

Take 80% off of $25 Gift Certificates and pay ONLY $2! Use promo code ENJOY through 5/13! 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.