Thursday, September 30, 2010

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 9/30/10

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 sometimes 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 14 in-ad Kraft coupons (exp 10/3). While they say they are store coupons, they have the bar codes for manufacturer coupons.

They are for:
  • $1/1 A1 Steak Sauce
  • $1/2 Velveeta or Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese
  • $2/2 Chips Ahoy or Ritz products
  • $2/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip
  • $1/1 Kraft Dressing
  • $1/1 Kraft Cheese
  • $1/1 Velveeta Cheese
  • $2/2 Taco Bell products
  • $1/1 Deli Fresh or Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts
  • $1/1 Oscar Mayer Zipped Lunch Meats
  • $1/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Club Sandwhiches
  • $1/1 Kraft Singles
  • $2/2 Triscuit or Wheat Thins Crackers
  • $1/2 Bull's Eye Bbq Sauce
Ground Chuck, 1.89 per lb

Bone-in Split Chicken Breasts, 1.19 per lb

Boneless Pork Chops, 1.99 per lb

Boneless Ribeye Steaks, 5.99 per lb

John Morrell Smoked Sausage, 12 oz, 1.39

Meaty Pork Spare Ribs, 1.59 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 2.19 per lb

Washington Red Apples, .79 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .69 per lb

Crisp Green Beans, 1.19 per lb

Red Seedless Grapes, .99 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.99

Sunny D, .99
-.25/1
Sunny D Product, Any - 08-08-10 SS
Final Price: .49

Purity Ice Cream, 2.99

Era 2X Laundry Detergent, 1.99
-$1/1
ERA laundry detergent ANY - 08-29-10 SS
Final Price: .99

Welch's Jam or Jelly, 22-32 oz, 1.99
-$1/2 Welch's Jam, Jelly, or Spread, any 32 oz., 22 oz., or 18.8 oz., any flavor - 08-01-10 SS
Final Price: 1.49

Bush's Best Beans, .79

Totino's Pizza Rolls, 15 ct, $1.00
-$1/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks, any - - 08-08-10 GM
-.55/2 Totino's Rolls Snacks, Any Flavor/Variety blinkie
Final Price: .50 - .72

Lactaid Milk, 64 oz, 3.49
-$2/1 Lactaid Milk, Any, blinkie
Final Price: 1.49

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Canned Pumpkin at Aldi's

With the holiday season just around the corner, I just wanted to let you know that Aldi has canned pumpkin for .89 each. Canned pumpkin seems to be seasonal, and in the last couple of years trying to find it has been a challenge. This is a good price so you may want to stock up. It is wonderful (and healthy) in chili, pasta and brownies.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Saturday Project!

Here's the latest in frugal art... She's made with metal jiggers, golf club, flan pan, Gummy Bear tin, Pillsbury lids, tongs, industrial coffee grinder burr collar, coffee filter screens, hand soap pump container, baking bread tube top, decorative small silver plate, drawer pull and various nuts and bolts.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stocking up on Meat at HG Hill

Today is HG Hill's Saturday meat sale. They generally have pretty good prices on their meat, but when they have a sale, it's a good time to restock your freezer!

3 Chicken Quarter Legs, 10 lbs bags, $4.90 ea (3 bags will fill a crockpot about 6-7 times, 5 chicken quarters each)

4 pks Ground Beef, about 11 lbs total, 1.59 per lb
Final Price: 4.42 per package

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lbs, 1.49

Bananas, .39 per lb
Final Price: 2.02 (5.18 lbs)

2 Acorn Squash, .69 per lb
Final Price: 1.95 (2.83 lbs)

2 Family Packs Country Style Pork Ribs, 1.29 per lb
Final Price: 8.02 (6.21 lbs)

Always Save Bath Tissue, 4 pk, .95

Harper Smoked Ham, 2.89 (for beans)

Lil Debbie Swiss Rolls, $1.00 (for helpers)

Various Candy, 1.88 (for helpers)

-$5/$50 HG Hill coupon from previous receipt

OOP: $51.67 (great price for just under 50 lbs of meat and 13 lbs of produce)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 9/24/2010: Quiche Cups


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 the option of many variations!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 16.3-17.3 oz., at $1.25
-$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits printable
-.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits SS 8/08 or printable or printable
-.40/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands or Grands Jr Biscuits, SS 9/12
Final Price: .75 - .98

Egg Beaters 15-16 oz., $1.66
-$1 off Egg Beaters product, 15 oz +, Conagra Home Mailer
-.35/1 Egg Beaters Original or Flavors, SS 8/15
-.35/1 Egg Beaters Whites, SS 8/15
-.50/1 Egg Beaters product printable or printable
-.75/1 Egg Beaters product printable
Final Price: .66 - .96¢

Sargento Shredded Cheese 5-8 oz., $2
-.50/1 Sargento Shreds or Sliced Cheese, Kroger Home mailer
Final Price: $1.00

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats 7-9 oz., $3
-$1 off Publix bread WYB Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat printable
-$1 off Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Product printable
-.55/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Cuts, 7 oz +, tearpad
Final Price: $2.00 - 2.45 plus nearly free bread

Quiche Cups

The ingredients are not exact as you can add or subtract items depending on taste.

Ingredients:

Eggs or Egg Substitute
Cheese
Biscuit Tube
Diced meat of choice
Diced vegetables of choice

Directions:

Heat oven to 375F. Grease muffin cups.

Separate biscuits and roll with a rolling pin to expand slightly. Press into muffin cups, forming 1/4 inch rim. Place diced meat and/or vegetables in the bottom of the dough-lined muffin cups. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the egg mixture over and top with cheese.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set and edges of biscuits are golden brown.

Great Aldi Produce Deals this Week!

Aldi has some great prices on produce which are good through Tuesday, Sept 28th.

Garden Salad, 12 oz bag, .49

Multicolored Peppers, 3-pack, .99 (Great to dice and freeze)

Avocados, .49 ea

Grape Tomatoes, 10 oz, .99

Onions, 3 lbs, .99

Mushrooms, 8 oz pack, .69

For the Locals: Flea Market This Weekend!!

Head out to the fairgrounds this weekend for Nashville's Flea Market. Hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. This is always great fun for the kids! Make some memories before it is gone forever...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 9/22/10

Harris Teeter:

BestLife Buttery Spray or Spred, $2.35 BOGO
-$1 off Bestlife Buttery Spread or Spray, RP 8/29
-$1 off Bestlife Buttery Spread or Spray printable
-$1 off Bestlife Foods printable
Final Price: .17¢

Kraft Dressings 16 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-.55/1 Kraft Dressing, 16 oz, SS 8/29
-$1 off Kraft Light or Fat FREE Salad Dressing printable
Final Price: .39 - .49¢

Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-.75/1 Barilla Pasta Sauce, SS 8/29
Final Price: free

Texas Pete Hot Sauce 12 oz., $1.85 BOGO
-.40/1 Texas Pete Any Product, 12 oz +, SS 5/09 (EXP 09/30)
-.50/1 Texas Pete, SS 5/23 (EXP 09/30)
Final Price: free - .12

Johnsonville Italian Sausage 16 oz., $2.99
-.55/1 Johnsonville Italian Sausage printable
Final Price: $1.89

Athenos Cheese Chunk – Feta 8 oz., $3.50
-B1G1 Athenos Feta Cheese, printable
Final Price: $1.75 ea

Coffee-Mate Non Dairy Creamer 32 oz., $3
-$1/3 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
-.55/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate, September All You Magazine (EXP 9/30)
-.75/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
Final Price: 1.50 - 2.66

Egg Beaters Egg Product 15 oz., $1.99
-$1 off Egg Beaters product, 15 oz +, Conagra Home Mailer
-.35/1 Egg Beaters Original or Flavors, SS 8/15
-.50/1 Egg Beaters product printable
-.75/1 Egg Beaters product printable
Final Price: 49¢ - 1.29

Campbell’s Spaghettio’s, 15 oz., 75¢
-.40/2 Campbell’s Spaghettio’s Pasta, SS 8/29
-.40/3 Campbell’s Spaghettio’s Pasta, SS 8/29
-.50/2 Campbell’s SpaghettiO’s pasta, Save Big Dream Big Booklet
-.50/2 Campbell’s SpaghettiOs Pasta printable
Final Price: .25 - .48

Maxwell House 100% Columbian Coffee 10 .5 oz., $2.97
-$1/2 Maxwell House Coffee or International Cafe printable
-$1 off Maxwell House Product printable
Final Price: $1.97 - 2.47

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid 10.3 oz., 99¢
-.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap PG 9/26, 8/29
-.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Soap PG 9/26
-.50/1 Dawn Ultra Plus, PG 8/29 (EXP 09/30)
-$1 off Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty, Organize in Style home mailer
Final Price: Free - .49

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

Kroger:


Voskos Greek Yogurt, $1.69 BOGO
-.75/1 Voskos Greek yogurt printable
Final Price: .09¢

Glory Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens, Collards 14 oz. can, $1
-.55/1 Glory Foods product printable
-.90/1 Glory Foods product printable
Final Price: .10 - .45

Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut, Hubbard or Spaghetti Squash, 88¢ lb

Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breast, 99¢ lb

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup $1 ea
-$1.50 off Campbell’s Great for Cooking soups Shortcuts eCoupon
-$1.50/3 Campbell’s Taste Sensations Great for Cooking soups printable or printable
-.30/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking Soups, SS 9/12
-.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking Soups, Save Big Dream Big Booklet
-.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, (excl cream of mushroom) printable or printable
Final Price: .50 - .80

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

Publix:

Krusteaz Pancake or Waffle Mix 24-32 oz., $2.27 BOGO
-.50/1 Krusteaz Waffles, Pancakes, or French Toast, Upromise eCoupon
-.50/1 Krusteaz Pancake Mix, SS 8/22
Final Price: .13¢ (Free after college savings!)

Log Cabin Syrup 24 oz., $3.69 BOGO
-.50/1 Log Cabin Syrup September All You Magazine (news stand version)
Final Price: .84¢

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt 4 pk, $2.50 BOGO
-$1 off Yoplait Fiber One yogurt multipacks printable
-.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks printable ,printable or printable
-.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Multipack, SS 8/08 or SS 9/12
Final Price: .25¢

Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough 16-16.5 oz., $2.89 BOGO
-$1 off Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough printable or printable
-$1/2 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie or Brownie Dough printable
-.55/1 Nestle Toll House item, September All You Magazine
Final Price: .44 - .94

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables 11-12 oz., $2.39 BOGO
-.50/1 Green Giant frozen Vegetables printable
-.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables SS 9/12 or printable
-$1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables printable
Final Price: .19 - .69¢

Gorton’s Fish Sticks 18.2-24.5 oz., $5.49 BOGO
-.50/1 Gorton’s item printable
Final Price: $1.74

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-surface Cleaner 32 oz., $2.49 BOGO
-$1 off Glass Plus Cleaner printable

Final Price: .24¢

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats 7-9 oz., $3
-$1 off Publix bread WYB Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat printable
-$1 off Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Product printable
-.55/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Cuts, 7 oz +, tearpad
Final Price: $2.00 - 2.45 plus nearly free bread

Smart Balance Milk, half gallon, $2.50
-.75/1 Smart Balance Milk, RP 9/12 or printable
-$1 off Smart Balance Milk, RP 9/12
-$2 off Smart Balance Milk, RP 9/12
Final Price: .50¢ - 1.75

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 16.3-17.3 oz., at $1.25
-$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits printable
-.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits SS 8/08 or printable or printable
-.40/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands or Grands Jr Biscuits, SS 9/12
Final Price: .75 - .98

Egg Beaters 15-16 oz., $1.66
-$1 off Egg Beaters product, 15 oz +, Conagra Home Mailer
-.35/1 Egg Beaters Original or Flavors, SS 8/15
-.35/1 Egg Beaters Whites, SS 8/15
-.50/1 Egg Beaters product printable or printable
-.75/1 Egg Beaters product printable
Final Price: .66 - .96¢

Sargento Shredded Cheese 5-8 oz., $2
-.50/1 Sargento Shreds or Sliced Cheese, Kroger Home mailer
Final Price: $1.00

Emerald Trail Mix 5.5 oz., 99¢
-$1 off Emerald Nuts, 3.5 oz +, RP 8/15 (EXP 9/26)
-$1.50/2 Emerald Nuts, 3.5 oz +, RP 8/15 (EXP 9/26)
Final Price: Free - .24

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

Walgreen's:

Campbell’s Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup 10.75 oz., 79¢ w/in-ad coupon
-$1.50/3 Campbell’s Taste Sensations Great for Cooking soups printable or printable
-.30/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking Soups, SS 9/12
-.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking Soups, Save Big Dream Big Booklet
-.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, (excl cream of mushroom) printable or printable
Final Price: .29 - .71


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hot Green Giant Coupon!

Go HERE to print your .50/1 Green Giant product. Match this with a $1 Green Giant sale and you have free vegetables!

HG Favorite Deals This Week 9/21/10

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 sometimes printed in the Franklin Review Appeal on Wednesdays. It generally comes with the Tennessean when you live in the Franklin area. You can use HG Hill coupons at Publix as well. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday.

There is a manufacturer coupon for $3 off any five participating Quaker Products in the store circular.

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .99 per lb

Boston Butt Pork Roast, 1.29 per lb

Ground Beef, 1.59 per lb

Boneless Top Sirloin Steaks, 3.99 per lb

Boneless Pork Tenderloin, 2.99 per lb

Bottom Round or Rump Roast, 2.19 per lb

Sea Best Salmon Fillets, 20 oz, 5.99

Cantaloupe, 1.49 ea

Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, 1.59

Golden Delicious Apples, 3 lb bag, 2.50

Bananas, .39 per lb (Great Price)

Nectarines, $1.00 per lb

Charmin Bath Tissue, 20 Double Rolls, 6.99
-.25/1
Charmin product, one - 08-29-10 PG
Final Price: 6.49

Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce, .99
-$1/3 Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce, Any (DND 5) from homemailer
Final Price: .65 ea

Minute Ready to Serve Rice, 1.89
-$1/2 MF Q inside package
Final Price: 1.39 ea

Keebler Fudge Shop Cookies, $2.00
-$1/2 Keebler Cookies, 8.5 Oz. +, Any Flavor, Mix Or Match - 08-15-10 RP
Final Price: $1.50

Tombstone Pizza, 12 in, 2.50
-$1/2 Tombstone 12" Pizzas, any (2) - 08-15-10 SS
Final Price: $2.00 ea

SUPER SATURDAY SALE:

Sirloin End Cut Pork Chops, 1.19 per lb

Chicken Leg Quarters, .49 per lb

Honeysuckle Turkey Breast, frozen, 1.49 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lbs, 1.49

Best Choice Sandwich Bread, .79

Best Choice Ground Coffee, 34.5 oz, 3.99 (surprisingly really good)

Best Choice Ice Cream, half gallon, .99

Always Save Paper Towels, single, .55 ea

Menu Planning Monday 9/20/10

I am so not excited about menu planning lately, but it's better than standing staring blankly at my pantry wondering what to fix for three kids poking each other in the background...

Monday: Corn Dogs and Burgers (cub scouts)
Tuesday: Sausage and Rice with Steamed Vegetables
Wednesday: Ground Turkey Casserole
Thursday: Black Bean Casserole (sport practice)
Friday: Kids Choice
Saturday: Barbecue Cups & Corn
Sunday: Hash Brown Casserole

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Trip 9/18/10

$11.80 (saving 88%)

Another great trip to Harris Teeter for Super Doubles. Sales are good through Tuesday!

Wholly Guacamole, 1.99
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

3 Dole Sliced Pineapple, on sale .69 ea
-$1/3 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .02 ea

Gold Medal Flour, 1.50

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 1.00
Betty Crocker Frosting, 1.50

-
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Ready To Spread Frosting, Any - 08-08-10 GM, doubled
Final Price: .50 ea


Kahiki Tempura Chicken, 4.25 BOGO
-$1.00/1 IP Q Here, doubled
Final Price: .12

Kahiki Tso Chicken, 4.25 BOGO
-$1.00/1 IP Q Here, doubled
Final Price: .12

4 Progresso Soup, 2.79 BOGO
-$1/4 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .89 ea

9 Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, .99 ea
-(3) $1/3 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .43 ea
(produced a $3 catalina)

4 Pillsbury Pizza Dough, 1.67
2 Pillsbury Bread Sticks, 1.67
-(3) $1/2 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: .67 ea
(produced a $3 catalina)

2 Pillsbury Sweet Moments 2/$5
-(2) $1.00/1 9/12 GM
, doubled
Final Price: .50 ea

4 Yoplait Greek Yogurts, 1.25
-(2) $1/2 IP Qs
Final Price: .25 ea

Al Fresco Sausage, 3.99
-$1/1 IP Qs, double
Final Price: 1.99

2 Hillshire Farms Ham, 3.50
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: 1.50 ea

Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs, 2.79
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: .79

-$6 GM Promotion Discount
-$9 in Catalinas

Total before sales/coupons: 95.34
Sales: 37.45
Coupons: 46.09
OOP: $11.80 (saving 88%)
Received $6 in catalinas OYNO

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 9/17/10: Ground Turkey Casserole


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 definitely a comfort food!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, $2.49 lb.

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz, $1.25
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy products printable
Final Price: .25¢ ea

Kraft Shredded Cheese, price unknown
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy products printable
Final Price: Cheaper

Ronzoni Pasta 12-16 oz., at $1.39 (69¢)
(I don’t know if Smart Taste and Healthy Harvest are included)
-$1 off Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, May Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
-$1 off Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, May Family Circle Magazine
-$1 off Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, May Family Fun Magazine
-$1 off Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, May First Magazine
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest printable
-.55/1 Ronzoni Pasta printable
-.75/1 Ronzoni Smart Taste printable
Final Price: possibly Free - .14 if types of pasta are included

Daisy Sour Cream 8 oz., 99¢

Del Monte Tomatoes 14.5 oz. canned, $1.49 BOGO
-$1/5 Del Monte Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Tomatoes RP 9/19
Final Price: .54¢

Muir Glen Tomato Sauce, usually under $1
-$1/1
Any flavor/variety Muir Glen product (when you sign up for connossieurs' club)
Final Price: Free


Ground Turkey Casserole
from allrecipes.com

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) package uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground turkey for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain the turkey, stir in the tomato sauce and sugar, and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and cream cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Cook noodles according to package directions. Place them into a 9x13-inch baking dish, then layer the turkey mixture over the noodles. Then layer the sour cream mixture over the turkey, and top with cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 9/16/10

Publix:

Juicy Juice All Natural 100% Juice 8 pk., $2.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice, RP 8/01 or printable
-$1 off Nestle Juicy Juice with DHA and Immunity printable (if included)
Final Price: Use $1/2, makes it 99¢

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Mix 5.2-8 oz., $1.99 BOGO
-$1/3 Zaratain’s Rice Mixes or Pasta Mixes RP 9/19
Final Price: .66¢ ea

Quaker Oats Oatmeal 18 oz., $2.49 BOGO
-$1 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quick or Old Fashioned Oats box, RP 9/12 or RP 8/29
-$1 off Quaker Oats printable
Final Price: .24¢

Ken’s Steak House Dressings 7-16 oz., $3.29 BOGO
-B1G1 Ken’s Dressing, 8 oz, SS 8/15
-$1/2 Ken’s Dressings, 8 oz, SS 8/15
-$1 off Ken’s Dressing or Lite Accents, 16 oz, SS 8/15
Final Price: .64¢ - 1.14

Thompson Seedless Grapes, 99¢ lb.

Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, $2.49 lb.

Al Fresco Chicken Sausage, $3.99
-$1 off Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage printable or printable
Final Price: 2.99

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz, $1.25
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy products printable
Final Price: .25¢ ea

Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamers 32 oz., $2.50
-.75/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
-1/3 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
-.55/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate, September All You Magazine
Final Price: $1.75 - 2.16

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

HG Hill:

Go HERE for the best deals. It's a good week for baby peeled carrots and sugar!

Harris Teeter:

This week is Super Doubles and there are numerous catalina deals to sweeten the sales! Check out these sites for details:

Madame Deals
Southern Savers
Hot Coupon World

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Harris Teeter Trip 9/15/2010

Today begins Harris Teeter Super Doubles which means that if you have a coupon worth between 1.00 and 1.98, you will probably get a good deal. This was a quick trip to take advantage of the catalinas going on right now and to get a few needed items. If you purchase 20 General Mills items, you get $6 instantly off at check out. Some of those items also have catalina deals associated with them (Pillsbury and Hamburger Helper). Just FYI, my H.T. generally doubles DND coupons as long as they begin with a 5.

6 Can Alpo, .70 ea
-$1/6 IP Q, doubled

Final Price: .36 ea
(received .50 catalina OYNO for purchasing ALPO)


6 Hamburger Helper, 1.00 (GM Product)

-(2) $1/3 IP Qs, doubled

Final Price: .66 ea (free after GM Instant Savings and catalina)

(produced a $3 catalina OYNO for purchasing at least 5)


4 Betty Crocker Potatoes, 1.00 (GM Product)

-(2)
$1.00/2 IP Qs Here, doubled
Final Price: Free


2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 1.00 (GM Product)

2 Betty Crocker Frosting, 1.50 (GM Product)

-(2)
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Ready To Spread Frosting, Any - 08-08-10 GM, doubled
Final Price: .50 ea (.20 after GM Instant Savings)


3 Arm & Hammer Concentrated Detergent, 4.99
-(3) $1.50/1 Blinkie (from Dollar General), doubled

Final Price: 1.99 ea


Downy Ultra Softener, 3.99

-$1.50/1 MF Q, doubled

Final Price: .99


2 Cottonelle Dbl Roll Tissue, 4 pk, 2.99

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

Final Price: 1.99


Scott Mega Roll Paper Towels, 8 pk, 7.99

-$1/1 MF Q, doubled

Final Price: 5.99


4 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, 2.00 BOGO (GM Product)
-(2) $1/2 IP Qs
Here, doubled
Final Price: Free


2 Pillsbury Sweet Moments, 2/$5
(GM Product)
- (2) $1.50/1 IP Qs Here
, doubled
Final Price: Free

(received $3 catalina OYNO for purchasing 6 Pillsbury products)


2 Campbell's Select Harvest Soup, 1.25

-(2) $1/1 IP Qs Here, doubled
Final Price: Free


-$6 instant savings for purchasing 20 GM products

Total before sales/coupons: $93.08

Sales: 31.70

Coupons: 40.50
OOP: $20.88 (mostly paper goods and detergent, saving 78%)

Received: $6.50 in catalinas toward my next purchase

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Begins Tomorrow

Here are some great sites for information on sales/coupons for Harris Teeter Super Doubles:

Madame Deals

Southern Savers

Hot Coupon World

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 9/14/10

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.

Pork Chops, 1.69 per lb

Chicken Breast or Tenders, 1.99 per lb

T-Bone Steaks, 5.99 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.79 per lb

Boneless Chuck Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Boneless Chuck Roast, 2.29 per lb

Bar S Smoked Sausage, 8 oz, $1.00

Baby Peeled Carrots, 1 lb, $1.00

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.99

Sweet Potatoes, .69 per lb

Green Onions, 2 for $1.00

Avocados, .89 ea

Dixie Crystal Sugar, 4 lbs, 1.69
-.40/1 Dixie Crystals 4 or 5-lb Granulated Sugar - 08-29-10 SS

Final Price: .89


DiGiorno or California Pizza, 3.99
-1/1 Digiorno Pizza Any 12"+ - 09-12-10 RP

Final Price: 2.99


Colgate Toothpaste, .99
-.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste, any 4 oz or larger - 08-29-10 SS

Final Price: .24


Bush's Best Beans, .79

Mahatma Jasmine Rice, 2 lbs, 2.49
-.50/1 Mahatma White, Brown, or Jasmine Rice, Water Maid Rice, or Carolina Basmati Rice (all are only pictured) - 08-29-10 RP

Final Price: 1.49

Ortego Taco Seasoning Mix, .79

-.50/2 Ortega Products, any (2) - 09-12-10 SS

Final Price: .29

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough, $2.00

-$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough - 08-22-10 SS
Final Price 1.00

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Time to Visit Nashville's Farmer's Market

I walked to the Nashville farmer's market for lunch today since it was so beautiful outside! All the pumpkins and squash are a feast for the eyes. The prices are great as well. For about $13 I got:

1 Ginormus Butternut Squash (this one can feed our family of five)
2 Yellow Squash
1 Green Pepper
1 Head of Cabbage
2ish lbs of fresh October Beans
3 lbs of Red Onions (.49 per lb at the International Food Store)
Cilantro (.25 at the IFS)
Mint (.69 at the IFS)

Menu Planning Monday: 9/13/10


Monday: Corn Dogs (Cub Scouts)
Tuesday: October Beans with Bacon and Onion, Toasted Homemade Bread
Wednesday: Garden Burgers & Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash
Thursday: Crockpot Cranberry Turkey, Sweet Potato Steak Fries (sports practice)
Friday: Cabbage and Potato Hash
Saturday: Quiche and Waffles
Sunday: Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 9/12/10: Spaghetti a la Philly

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the Internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This is a new twist to an old standby!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz tub $1.50
-$5 off (5) Kraft Dairy or Cheese products printable
Final price: .50¢

Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24 oz., $2.69 BOGO
-.75/1 Barilla Pasta Sauce, SS 8/29
Final Price: .59¢

Ground Sirloin $3.69 lb


Spaghetti a la Philly

from Kraftrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, cubed
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

COOK spaghetti as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, brown meat in large skillet. Stir in sauce and cream cheese; cook on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until sauce is well blended and heated through, stirring frequently.

DRAIN spaghetti. Add to sauce; mix lightly. Place on platter; top with Parmesan.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

An Amazing Chocolate Zucchini Quick Bread Recipe!

I am always looking for a great recipe that I can put in healthy ingredients. This recipe ranks up there with Pioneer Woman's Prune Cake. And if you have never tried that, you are missing out. Anyway, I had planned to enter the State Fair's competition for vegetable quick bread and was looking for a good zucchini recipe. So I found this one at allrecipes.com which had a near perfect rating from over 400 users. It is amazing. My picky kids kept going back for more, even after I told them that there was zucchini in it. I made it on Friday for the first time to submit to the State Fair. Guess what? I won third place. Very cool. I just wish I had the recipes for the first and second place quick breads!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Ingredients:

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate (OR 6 tsp of cocoa & 2 tbsp of butter)
3 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups grated zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil, grated zucchini, vanilla and chocolate; beat well. Stir in the flour baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean.

I sprinkled some sugar and chocolate chips on the top before baking.

Good Time to Buy Lots of Newspapers!

It has been reported that there will be four inserts in tomorrow's paper. That coupled with Super Doubles starting on Wednesday at Harris Teeter makes it a great time to buy some extra newspapers. Just fyi, usually during a holiday (like last weekend) there are no inserts, but the weekend following the holiday there are usually many inserts (like tomorrow).

For the Locals: Purity Plant Tour

This would be a really great place to take the kids to learn something new and see all the cool industrial equipment! The Purity plant in Nashville, TN offers free tours daily five days a week at 10, 11 and 1. The tour is free. However, you have to make an appointment. To make your appointment call Peggy Gaw at 615-760-2200 (ext. 73314) or 615-244-1900 (ext. 73314).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 9/10/10

Publix:

Pam Cooking Spray, 5-6 oz., $3.29 BOGO
-.35/1 Pam Cooking Spray, SS 8/29
-.50/1 Pam No-Stick spray, Conagra Rebate Home Mailer
Final Price: .64 - .94¢

LouAna Pure Vegetable, Canola or Corn Oil, 48 oz., $3.39 BOGO
-.75/1 LouAna Oil, SS 6/06
Final Price: .94¢

Keebler or Cheez-It Snack Pack, Single Serve Tray, $5.99 BOGO
-$1 off Keebler or Cheez-It multipacks, RP 8/15
-$1/2 Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, 9.75 oz +, RP 8/29
-$2 off Milk WYB (2) Keebler and/or Sunshine multipacks, Fuel for School booklet
-$2 off School Supplies WYB (2) Cheez-It Crackers, 11.5 oz +, Fuel for School booklet
-$1/2 Keebler Cookies, 8.5 oz + printable
-$1/2 Keebler and/or Sunshine multipacks, 12 ct + printable
Final Price: 1.99 - 2.49 plus cheap milk and cheap school supplies

Bartlett Pears, 99¢ lb

Oscar Mayer Zip Pack Lunch Meats 9-10 oz., $2.50
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats, Fall Kraft Food & Family magazine
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats printable
-$1 off Publix bread WYB Oscar Mayer Turkey, Turkey Ham or Family Size Variety pk, printable
Final Price: $2.00 plus nearly free Publix Bread

Stouffer’s Family Size Entrees 28-40 oz., $3.99
-$1 off Stouffer’s Family Size or Skillet Entree, 23-96 oz printable
Final Price: 2.99

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz tub $1.50
-$5 off (5) Kraft Dairy or Cheese products printable
Final price: .50¢

Bailey’s Coffee Creamer 16 oz., $1.25
-$1/2 off Bailey’s Coffee Creamer in store dispenser
-$1 off Bailey’s Creamer printable
Final Price: .25 - .75¢

Chef Boyardee Pasta 14.5-15 oz., $1
-$1/5 Chef Boyardee product, 15 oz, Conagra Home Mailer
-.35/3 Chef Boyardee product, SS 8/15
Free Publix Reusable Bag WYB (5) Chef Boyardee products, coupons inside select products
Final Price: .67 - .80

Arm & Hammer Detergent 55-68.75 oz., $3.99
-$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry products, SS 7/18
-$1/2 Arm & Hammer Detergent printable
-$1.50/1 Blinkie recently found at Family Dollar
Final Price: 2.49 - 3.49

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

Kroger:

Russet Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.68 (part of 4 day sale through 9/13)

Kroger Orange Juice, Half Gallon 99¢ (part of 4 day sale through 9/13)

Keta Salmon Fillets, $4.99 lb (part of 4 day sale through 9/13)

Tyson Split Chicken Breast 99¢ lb

Walgreens:

Gold Medal Flour 5 lbs at $1.79 ea w/in-ad coupon

Lindsay Olives 5 or 6 oz at 99¢ ea w/in-ad coupon
-$1 off Lindsay Olive product, RP 5/02
-$1/2 Lindsay Naturals Olives, RP 4/18 or printable or or Sept. Family Circle Mag.
Final Price: Free - .50¢

Thursday, September 9, 2010

For the Locals: Adventure Science Museum Free on Sunday

This Sunday, Sept. 12, Region’s Bank is sponsoring a free admission day at Adventure Science Center for the entire community. My kids love this museum! This is a wonderful opportunity to check out their great exhibits and let your little one experiment and (best of all) climb to their heart's content.

Free Music Downloads for the Weekend!

Need some music for the weekend? Try these out!

Brand New Day by Lindsey Ray
The Sweetest Thing by JJ Grey and Mofro
Wishing on a Star by Beyonce
I'm in the Mood for Love by Chaka Kahn
Can't Touch This (an oldie but a goodie!)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67- I. Allegro Con Brio by Bruno Weil Tafelmusik Orchestra
in G major "Surprise"1: Adagio Cantabile, Vivace assai: Symphony No.94 by Haydn
What About Love by Belle & Sebastion

For other great free downloads, check out Devastate Boredom's post on 50 Downloads from Urban Outfitters and her post about the Free Vanguard Sampler (really good).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Link Love: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make with Zucchini

If you need ideas for what to do with Zucchini, check out this great post, 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make with Zucchini.

HG Hill Favorite Deals 9/8/10

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.

This is a good week to stock up your freezer but if you do not need that, HG Hill is not worth the trip this week. There are no coupons in this week's Franklin Review Appeal.

Whole Fryers, .89 per lb

Cut Up Fryers, 1.19 per lb

Ground Round, 2.29 per lb

Ground Beef, 10 lb package, 14.90

Country Style Pork Ribs or Steaks, 10 lb package, 12.90

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, 10 lb package, 7.90

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 1.99 per lb

Boneless Pork Chops, 1.99 per lb

Strawberries, 1 lb, 2.29

Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, 1.50

Braeburn Apples, $1 per lb

Hamburger Helper, .99
-.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals OR Helper Complete Meals Dinner Kits - 08-08-10 RP

Final Price: .74 ea

Sunny D, 64 oz, .99
-.25/1 Sunny D Product, Any - 08-08-10 SS

Final Price: .49

Era Detergent, 2.99
-$1/1 Era Detergent, any - 08-22-10 SS, 08/29/10 SS

Final Price: 1.99

Best Choice Ketchup, .89

Always Save Bath Tissue, 4 rolls, .89


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Link Love: Cranberry Juice Could Block Staph Infections

Here is a great reason to make cranberry juice a staple in your household. This study was primarily aimed at the affects cranberry juice had on UTIs. However, the researchers also threw in a test on Staph and found that the affects of cranberry juice on this illness "showed the most significant results in this study." Go HERE to read the article.

Menu Plan Monday 9/6/10


Monday: Cookout with Family
Tuesday: Chicken Cordon Bleu and Rice with Vegetables
Wednesday: Spicy Sausage, Corn & Zucchini Bread
Thursday: Crockpot Peanut Chicken & Rice
Friday: Kid's Choice
Saturday: Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes
Sunday: Cheeseburger Bread

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ancestry.com Free Weekend!

Saving money is one obsession of mine. The other is genealogy. I love it! It's like a soap opera that has already played out and you are on a treasure hunt to find the story. If you have never tried it, here is your chance. Ancestry.com is having a free access weekend for immigration records. You'll be able to search millions of immigration records, including ship passenger lists, petitions for citizenship and a host of other documents, at no charge. Go here to start your search!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Awesome Glory Canned Goods Coupon!

This is a crazy good pdf coupon from the manufacturer! It's good until December 2010. For .90/1 Glory product go HERE. This will make many of their products super cheap and possibly free if Harris Teeter carries them.

Stocking Up on Pasta at Kroger!

Two Trips Combined, $10.22 (saving 86%)

I went to several stores to stock up on healthy Garden Delight Ronzoni Pasta. On some of the boxes, there are coupons for .50/1 which double. Fortunately, Ronzoni pasta is 10 for $10 this week which makes them free! I have also been holding onto Purity coupons forever. There were hundreds of them in the Dairy section of Publix months ago. Actually, I did not think that I would ever really get to use them since Purity is still more expensive than the store brand with coupons. I was shocked to see that Kroger has the chocolate Purity milk 10 for $10. The coupon is .35/1 which doubles and makes them .30 each. Very cool. I was so excited that I gave the shopper next to me some of my coupons so she could enjoy it as well! Also a few of the Colgate brand toothpastes are 10 for $10. Currently at our local Publix stores, there is a big display for Colgate with .50/1 coupons all over it. These make Colgate free at Kroger this week!

5 Colgate Toothpaste, $1.00
-(5) .50/1 MF Q peelies, doubled
Final Price: Free

10 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta, $1.00
-(10) .50/1 Peelies, doubled
Final Price: Free

4 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, $1.00
-(2) .75/1 IP Qs
-(2) .55/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .35 ea

4 Campbell's Cooking Soup, 1.50
-(2) .50/2 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: $1.00 ea

10 Purity Chocolate Milk, $1.00
-(10) .35/1 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .30 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 72.43
Coupons: 26.60
Sales: 35.61
OOP: $10.22 (saving 86%)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Favorite Deals This Week 9/2/10

Walmart:

Gain Dish Detergent, .97
-$1/1 Gain Dish Liquid, any - 08-29-10 PG
Final Price: Free

Thanks to Thrifty Ways and Ideas for this tip!

Family Dollar:

Wisk Detergent, $4.00
-$3/1 Wisk laundry detergent, any - 08-29-10 RP
Final Price: $1.00

Thanks to Thrifty Ways and Ideas for this tip!

Save-A-Lot:


Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks, .88 per lb

Pork Steaks, 1.49 per lb

Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes, .99 per lb

Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag, 1.50

Russett Potatoes, 20 lbs, 5.99

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 37.5 feet, 1.79

Publix:

Yoplait Yoplus Yogurt, 2.50 BOGO
-.50/1 Yoplait YoPlus yogurt, SS 7/25, 8/08 or printable
-$1 off Yoplait YoPlus printable
Final Price: .25

Ball Park Hot Dogs, 3.99 BOGO

- $2/1 IP Qs (no longer available)
-$1/1 Peelie
-.75/2 Ball Park Franks, RP 8/01
-.75/1 Ball Park Singles product printable or RP 8/01 (if included)
-Free Sara Lee Buns WYB (2) Ball Park Franks Tearpad
Final Price: Free - 1.62 ea plus free Sara Lee Buns

Newman's Own Pasta Sauce, 2.69 BOGO
-$1.50/2 Newman’s Own Salad Dressing or Pasta Sauce printable
Final Price: .59 ea

Green Giant Steamers, 2.39 BOGO

-.50/2 Green Giant Steamers printable or printable
Final Price: .69 ea

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 56-80 ct., $4.99 BOGO
-$1 off Lysol Disinfectant Wipes, SS 8/08
-$1/2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes, SS 8/08 or printable
Final Price: $1.49-$1.99

Yellow or Zucchini Squash, 99¢ lb.

Boston Butt Roast $1.99 lb.

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice 8.5-8.8 oz., $1.33
-$1 off Uncle Ben’s ready rice, RP 7/11 (EXP 9/05)

-$1/3 Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, RP 7/11 (EXP 9/05)
-.75/2 Uncle Ben’s product, any printable

Final Price: .33¢ - .99

Kraft Chunk Cheese, Cracker Cut, Cubes or Shredded 4.5-8 oz., $2
-.55/1 Kraft Cheese printable (Publix Coupon)
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, 5 oz +, Kroger mailer
-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese printable
-$5 off (5) Kraft Dairy or Cheese products printable
Final Price: .45 - $1.50

Margaret Holmes Vegetables 14.3 to 15 oz, $1
-.35/1 Margaret Holmes Vegetables, SS 5/23
Final Price: .30¢

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

Kroger:

Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta, $1.00
-$0.50/1 Ronzoni Peelie Found on Box
Final Price: Free

Thanks to I am a Money Magnet for this tip!