Friday, October 29, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week: Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad


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.

Here's a grown-up dish using a common kid food! A little something for everyone in the family! The nice thing is, most of the ingredients you probably have in your stock pile.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Perdue Chicken Breast Nuggets or Tenders, 12 oz., $4.39 BOGO
-$1 off Perdue Fully Cooked Chicken products printable
Final Price: $1.19

Planter's Peanuts, price unknown
-$1/2
Planters Nuts, Any 5.75 - 21.25 Oz. - 09-26-10 SS

Dole Mandarin Oranges, price unknown
-.50/2 Dole Canned Mandarin Oranges, Any - All You, November 2010

Heinz Vinegar, price unknown
-.50/1 Heinz Vinegar printable

Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad
from Perdue.com


Ingredients:
  • 1 package PERDUE® Breaded Chicken
  • 1 package (16 ounces) broccoli slaw or cabbage coleslaw mix
  • 2 packages (3 ounces) Ramen noodles, crushed, seasoning packets reserved
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
Directions:
  1. Heat chicken according to package directions. Cool slightly then cut into 1/2 inch slices. Combine slaw mix, crushed Ramen noodles and green onions and peanuts, if desired, in a large bowl.
  2. For dressing, whisk together oils, rice vinegar, sugar and reserved Ramen seasoning mix in a small bowl.
  3. Gently mix chicken slices and oranges just before serving. Drizzle dressing.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Favorite Deals This Week 10/28/10

Publix:

Cascadian Farm Granola, 13.25-17 oz., or Granola Bars, 6.2-7.4 oz., $3.99 BOGO
-$1 off Cascadian Farm cereal or bar (Publix coupon), Harvest of Savings booklet
-$1 off Cascadian Farm product, printable
-.75/1 Cascadian Farm product printable
Final Price: use store and $1 mfr, makes it free

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 5.9-8.7 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, coupons inside select products
-$1/2 Quaker Chewy Granola bars, RP 9/19
Final Price: .99¢ ea

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup, 18.6-18.8 oz., $2.39 BOGO
-$1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest can or bowl, SS 9/12, printable , or printable
-$1/3 Campbell’s Select Harvest can or bowl, SS 9/12
-.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Heathly Request, SS 10/10, 10/3 9/12, 9/19
Final Price: .69 - .86¢

Perdue Chicken Breast Nuggets or Tenders, 12 oz., $4.39 BOGO
-$1 off Perdue Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken products printable
Final Price: $1.19

Bumble Bee Premium Chicken Breast, 10 oz., $3.49 BOGO
-$1/2 Bumble Bee products, Recycle Bank home mailer
-$1/2 Bumble Bee products in store dispenser
Final Price: $1.24 ea

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta or Garden Delight, 12-13.25 oz., $1.79 BOGO
-$1 off Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta printable
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta printable or printable
-$1 off Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta, SS 10/03 or tearpad
-.75/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta printable
Final Price: Free - .39

Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice, 6 oz., $1.49 BOGO
-$1/3 Uncle Ben’s Rice products, RP 9/12
-.75/2 Uncle Ben’s product, any printable
Final Price: .37 - .41 ea

Canada Dry, 7-UP, A&W, or Diet Rite, 2 L, $1.45 BOGO
-B1G1 A&W, Canada Dry, 7UP or Sunkist, 2 L, SS 9/19
Final Price: .36

Ben & Jerry’s or Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, 16 oz., $3.79 BOGO
-.75/1 Starbucks Ice Cream, printable or printable
Final Price: $1.14

Cole’s Garlic Bread, Bread Sticks, Cheesesticks, or Toast Slices, 10.5-17.5 oz., $2.79 BOGO
-.50/1 Cole’s Bread products, (sign in) printable
Final Price: .39¢

Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food, 3.15 lb., $3.99 BOGO
-$1 off Purina Friskies dry cat food, 3.15 lb + bag, RP 9/12 or SS 7/18 (EXP 10/31)
Final Price: .99¢ (Great Price)

California Red Seedless Grapes, $1.49 lb.

Broccoli or Cauliflower, $1.50

Red Potatoes, 5 lb. bag, $2.99

Royal Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith Apples, 99¢ lb.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $2.99 lb.

Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup, 2 ct., 99¢

Mahatma Rice 1 lb bag $1.19
-.50/1 Mahatma or Watermaid product, RP 8/29 (EXP 10/31)
-.50/1 Mahatma rice printable
Final Price: .19

Maruchan Yakisoba, 60¢
-.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba product, SS 8/29 (EXP 10/31)
-.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba, SS 10/10
Final Price: Free

International Delight Coffee Creamer, 32 oz., $2.50
-$1 off International Delight creamer product, 16 oz, in store dispenser
-.55/1 International Delight Creamer, 16 oz printable or printable
Final Price: $1.50 - 1.95

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

Harris Teeter:

Gorton’s Grilled Fish 6.3 oz. or Shrimp, $4.79 BOGO
-$1 off Gorton’s Grilled Shrimp item, SS 9/12
-.50/1 Gorton’s Grilled Shrimp item, SS 9/12
Final Price: $1.39

Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles, $1 BOGO
-.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba product, SS 8/29 (EXP 10/31) or SS 10/10
Final Price: Free

Zatarain’s Mix, $2 BOGO
-$1/3 Zatarain’s rice or pasta mixes, RP 9/19
-$1/4 Zatarain’s rice or pasta mixes, RP 9/19
Final Price: .66 - .75

Pillsbury Cake Mix, $1.49 BOGO
Final Price: .74

Martha White Muffin Mix, $1.15 BOGO
-.55/2 Martha White Baking Mixes, RP 8/08 or printable
-$1/4 Martha White Baking Mixes, RP 8/08
Final Price: .02 - .32¢ ea

Wolfgang Puck Soup 14.5 oz., $3.25 BOGO
$1 off Wolfgang Puck soup or broth printable
-.50/1 Wolfgang Puck Organic soup, SS 10/3
-.75/1 Wolfgang Puck Organic soup, SS 10/3
Final Price: .12 - .62¢

Smithfield Whole Boston Butt Pork Roast, 99¢ lb

Campbell’s Condensed Cooking Soups, 80¢
-$1.50/3 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soups printable
-.25/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup, SS 10/3
-.30/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soups, SS 10/3 or SS 9/12
-.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, SS 8/29 (EXP 10/31)
-.40/4 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup, SS 10/3 or SS 9/12
-.50/2 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking Soups, Save Big Dream Big Booklet
Final Price: .30 - .67¢ ea (Great to stock up for holiday cooking!)

French’s Worcestershire Sauce 10 oz., $1.25
-.50/1 French’s Worcestershire Sauce printable or printable
Final Price: .25¢

Idahoan Potatoes 4 oz., 99¢
-$1 off Idahoan potatoes printable
-.75/3 Idahoan product, single serve variety pouch printable
Final Price: Free - .49 ea

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

Walgreen's:


Quaker Quick-1 Minute Oats, 18 oz., $1.50
-$1 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quick or Old Fashioned Oats, 18 oz. +, RP 8/29, 9/12
Final Price: .50¢

Walgreens Pure Drinking Water, 24 pk. 16.9 oz., $1.99 ea w/in-ad coupon

GFS:

I went to the Cool Springs location.

Yellow Onions, 10 lbs, 4.49 (these are large and beautiful for onions)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Crockpot Printable Cookbook!

Go HERE to print your cookbook. There are over 200 recipes. They are low fat/calorie, indexed and have the Weight Watcher's points. Very cool!

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 10/27/10

Here are the best deals at HG Hill this week. For the complete circular, go HERE. HG Hill sale dates run from Monday through Sunday. Generally, the best deals at HG Hill are meats and fresh vegetables. They usually have a big meat sale once a month which is a good time to stock your freezer. At least at the store that I shop (Franklin), no printable coupons are accepted currently. Often you can find a $5/$50 coupon printed on the back of your receipt which you can also use at the local Publix stores.

Ground Beef, 1.49 per lb

New York Strip Steaks, 4.99 per lb

Assorted Pork Chops, 1.59 per lb

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .99 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Roast, 2.19 per lb

Boneless Dinner Hams, 2.59 per lb

Boneless Shoulder Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Cornish Hens, 2.50 ea

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, 1.67

Green Cabbage, 3 lbs for $1 (1 cabbage usually weighs around 3 lbs)

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.99

Navel Oranges, 3 for $1

Hass Avocados, .99

Bartlet Pears, .99 per lb

Pomegranates, 1.19 ea

Carnation Evaporated Milk, .99
-.50/2
Carnation Evaporated Milk, Any 12 Oz. - 09-26-10 SS
Final Price: .49 ea

Nestle Candy Bars, 8 ct package, .99

Nestle Baking Morsels, 11-12 oz, $2.00
-$1/3 Nestle Toll House Morsels 10 Oz. or larger Any three - Family Fun, October 2010
-$1/3 Nestle Toll House Morsels, any three - Simply Delicious Holiday booklet
Final Price: 1.67 ea

Swanson Broth, 14 oz, .69
-$1/5 Swanson Broth, Any 14 Oz. Cans - 09-26-10 SS
Final Price: .49 ea

Zatarain's Rice Mixes, .99

Progresso Soup, $1 ea
-$1/4
Progresso Soups, any - 10-24-10 SS
-$1/4 Progresso Soups, any - 10-03-10 GM
-$1/4 Progresso Soups, any - 09-12-10 GM
Final Price: .75

Coke Product, 2 liter, $1

Always Save Soda, 2 liter, .69

Purity Ice Cream, 56 oz, $2.00

Deli Whole Roasted Chicken, 4.99

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Borders: Free Halloween Party for Kids 10/30/10

If you would like to take your kids to a free fun Halloween event, check out Borders on Saturday, 10/30.

Find your local Borders here. The party starts at 11 am!

For The Locals: Free Starbucks Coffee Grounds for Your Garden

Generally, I don't like to buy coffee from Starbucks except for a few times a year - while on vacation and once in the fall. Today was cool and rainy in Nashville so to get out of the office, I decided today was the day for Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yummmm.

While at the Starbucks on the corner of Union and 3rd (next to Hotel Indigo) I noticed very large bags of coffee grounds in a basket next to the side exit. Above them was a handwritten sign that said free coffee grounds for your garden. So if you have a garden and would like some free coffee grounds, that is the place to go! I don't know if other Starbucks offer this, but it may be worth asking.

Taylor Swift's Album for $3.99 at Amazon

Right now you can download Taylor Swift’s album Speak Now for $3.99 from Amazon! Get it before it is gone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vacation!

Can you guess where we have been?

Yes, that is an actual Space Shuttle my kids are next to. Some things are worth the money. Do you suppose this made an impression on them?

My daughter's Barbies are now Space Shuttle crew members - this I overheard on the long drive home!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Great Site for Listening to Music!

I have been listening to this site for a while now. All you have to do is enter the name of someone you like to listen to and it produces a play list similar in style. So if you like Jason Mraz, enter "Mraz" and you have a cool playlist. You can also enter up to three artists to create a single playlist (option midway down the page). The other option I like is that if you don't like the chosen song you can just click to the next one.

It is a great way to discover other artists. Check it out at Last.fm. You can join the site and get other great goodies, but I am usually in such a hurry that I don't bother. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

$5 off of $25 Printable for Dollar General

Go HERE to print your $5 off of $25 purchase at Dollar General. It is good for 10/21 through 10/23.

A Cool Tip When Using Restaurant.com

I like to get the restaurant.com gift certificates for travel. However, you don't always know where the restaurants are compared to where you will be staying. You can put the addresses into Yahoo's map finder but that takes a while and you can only really do one at a time. I found this cool application online that will plot the addresses that you enter onto a map. Go to myrouteonline.com and you can enter as many addresses you like to plot for free. You can just enter the address, city and state and the application will add the zip. It is great to get a visual indicator of where everything is at. Then you can printscreen your page and paste it to Word to print out. You then have a nifty list of all your necessary travel addresses to put into your GPS all in one place.

I am sure that there is probably a better application out there that will do this more conveniently, but I have yet to find it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hot $2 Quaker Coupon!


Print a coupon for $2 off Quaker instant oatmeal! You can print it twice.

Cream Cheese Recipes

If you are a regular couponer, there will come a time when you have an abundance of a single ingredient. It may be boxes of cornbread mix, taco seasoning or cream cheese. Whatever the ingredient, part of the fun of couponing is finding recipes in which to use them. Currently, I have a ton of cream cheese basically because it was free. I am sure there are a number of you out there with the same situation! Here are some great recipes to use with your cream cheese:

Angel Chicken

Turkey Tetrazzini
Creamy Baked Ziti
Ground Turkey Casserole
Spaghetti a la Philly
Quick Shrimp Bisque
Blue Ribbon Ham and Philly Augratin Potato Casserole
Mexican Pie
Creamy Zucchini Casserole
Quick Quiche Cups
Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken
Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese
Crock Pot Creamy Cream Cheese Corn

and for dessert...

Oreo Cheesecake
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
and one of my favorites to top a cake - Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

What's your favorite cream cheese recipe?

Friday, October 15, 2010

$10 off of $20 Coupon for Sears!

Get $10 off instantly when you buy $20 or more in apparel and accessories in store from Sears. It's valid through 10/23/2010. Print your coupon here!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Free Music!

If you are in the mood for some world music, Amazon is offering a collection of free downloadable songs from National Geographic. It's a great collection just in time for the weekend!

Here's my recommendation for a relaxing evening: Get the kids a new DS game that consumes them, throw this music on the iPod with great speakers, sit on the back porch with a friend or loved one to enjoy the cool fall weather and drink this. Everyone's happy!

25% Off Coupon for TGI Fridays!

Go HERE to print your 25% off coupon for your entire food purchase at TGI Friday's. It is good through October 23rd.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Favorite Deals This Week 10/14/10

Aldi:

Pumpkins, 1.99 each (Great Price!)

Caramel Apples, 3 pk, .99

Red Grapes, .99 per lb

Pears, 28 oz package, .99

Red Delicious Apples, 3 lb bag, 1.49

Save-a-Lot:

Whole Fryers, .79 per lb

Large Dozen Eggs, .79

Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, 1.69 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .79 per lb

Red Delicious Apples, 5 lb bag, 1.99

O'Day's Mac & Cheese, box, 3 for $1.00

Eckrich Smoked or Polska Sausage, 1.79

Publix:

Eight O’ Clock Coffee 11-12 oz., $5.69 BOGO
-$2/2 Eight O’Clock Coffee printable
-.75/1 Eight O’Clock Coffee, September All You Magazine
Final Price: $1.84 - 2.09

Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Mix 5.2-8 oz., $1.99 BOGO
-$1/3 Zatarain’s rice or pasta mixes, RP 9/19
-$1/4 Zatarain’s rice or pasta mixes, RP 9/19
-.75/2 Zatarian’s printable
Final Price: .62 - .74

Wish Bone Dressing 16 oz., $2.73 BOGO
-.50/1 Wish-Bone 16 oz + Salad Dressing or 7 oz Spritzers Dressing printable or (sign in) printable
Final Price: .36¢

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4.5-9 oz., $2.79 BOGO
-.50/2 Betty Crocker fruit snacks, SS 10/3, SS 9/12, printable or printable
Final Price: .90¢

Land O Lakes Spread 2 ct 7.5 oz., or 15 oz. tub, $2.19 BOGO
-.50/1 Land O Lakes Spreadable butter printable
Final Price: .09¢

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables 11-12 oz., $2.39 BOGO
-$1/3 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables printable
-.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables printable
-.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, SS 9/12, SS 10/3 or printable
Final Price: .19 - .86

Fab Laundry Detergent Powder 3.41 lb., $2.99 BOGO
-.50/1 Fab, Dynamo, or Ajax Laundry Detergent, SS 5/23
Final Price: .49¢

Del Monte Golden Ripe Pineapple $2.99

Hillshire Farm Sausage 14-16 oz., $2.50
-$1/2 Hillshire Farm link sausage (Publix coupon), 14-16 oz, Yellow Advantage Flyer
-$1/2 Hillshire Farm rope sausage (Publix coupon), 14-16 oz, Yellow Advantage Flyer
-.75/2 Hillshire Farm sausage printable or RP 10/3
Final Price: use $1/2 and .75/2, makes it $1.62

Sargento Shredded Cheese 5-8 oz., $2
-$1/2 Sargento Shredded cheese (Publix coupon), 5-8 oz, Yellow Advantage Flyer
Final Price: $1.50

Nestle Coffee Mate Flavored Creamer 32 oz., $2.50
-$1/3 Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
-.75/1 Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamer printable or Celebrate the Americas Kroger home mailer
-$1.50 off Coffee-Mate printable
Final Price: use $1.50 coupon, makes it $1

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

Harris Teeter:

College Inn Broth 32 oz., carton, $2.95 BOGO
-.75/1 College Inn Chicken or Beef Broth, 32 oz, RP 9/19
Final Price: Free

International Delight Creamers, 32 oz. $2.49
-.55/1 International Delight Creamer, 16 oz printable or printable
Final Price: 1.39

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 10/13/10

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 great Mega Meat sale this week. You usually have to buy 10 pounds at a time. It's a good time to stock up your freezer.

Sirloin End Cut Pork Chops, 1.19 per lb

Boneless Chuck Roast, 2.19 per lb

Whole Fryers, .89 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.89 per lb

Chuck Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Pilgrims Pride Cut Up Fryers, 1.19 per lb

Country Style Pork Ribs or Steaks, 10 lbs, 11.90

Covered Wagon Sliced Slab Bacon, 10 lbs, 12.99

Fresh Ground Beef, 10 lbs, 14.90

Bottom Round or Rump Roast, 10 lb package, 21.90

Fresh Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, 10 lbs, 7.90

Pork Rib Strips, 10 lbs, 11.99

Corn Dogs, 10 lbs, 9.99

Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, 1.39

Navel Oranges, 3 for $1

Yellow and Zucchini Squash, .99 per lb

Fall Squash, .59 per lb

Red Seedless Grapes, .99 per lb

Luck's Beans, .50

Era Detergent, 1.99

Best Choice Pasta Sauce, .99

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Free Breakfast at IKEA in Orlando!

Fall break is beginning around here and many parents are trekking to Orlando with their children. If you are looking for a great deal for breakfast, the Orlando IKEA is offering scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes FREE Monday through Friday until 10 am. In a land where it is easy to spend a fortune, this is a fantastic deal! I love IKEA as it is such a kid friendly restaurant and the food is good, just be careful to not spend too much money in the store! On Wednesdays, they are also offering free dinner for kids after 5:30 pm.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 10/11/10

Monday: Philly Pesto Linguine
Tuesday: Sausage & Rice
Wednesday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Thursday: Crockpot Teriyaki Dump Chicken & Steamed Vegetables
Friday: Salisbury Steak Pasta
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, Cheesecake

Friday, October 8, 2010

Great Evening of Shopping!

Three stores - OOP 15.84 (Saving 86%)

Publix:


6 Lactaid Milk, qrt, 2.19
-(6) $2/1 blinkies found this trip
Final Price: .19 ea

3 Resolve Spray & Wash Laundry Stain Remover, $2.99 BOGO
-(3) $1 off Resolve product, SS 9/12
-(3) $1/1 Publix Q
Final Price: Free+

2 Buitoni Pasta, 2.19 BOGO
-(2)
$1 off Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce printable
Final Price: .09 ea

4 Sundown Vitamins, 3.29 & 4.39
-(2) $6/2 Publix Qs
-(4) $1/1 MF Q peelies
Final Price: Free+

3 Hunt's Tomatoes, 1.39 BOGO
-.45/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .39 ea

2 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce, .89
-(2) .75/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .14 ea

2 Planter's Peanuts, 3.09 BOGO
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .54 ea

International Delight Coffee Creamer, 2.79

3 Progresso Bread Crumbs, 2.09 BOGO
-(3) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: .04 ea

Cottonelle, 5.99
-.50/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: 4.99

Total before sales/coupons: 75.67
Sales: 17.32
Coupons: 46.40
OOP: 11.95 (saving 84%)

Kroger:


10 Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 1.49 (.99 after 10 item sale)
-(2) $5/5 IP Qs
Final Price: Free

Capri Sun Juice, 1.99
-$1/1 MF Q Peelie
Final Price: .99

Total before sales/coupons: 24.78
Sales: 11.97
Coupons: 11.00
OOP: 1.81 (Saving 93%)

Harris Teeter:


3 Pepperidge Farm Chunk Cookies – $1.69
-(3) $0.75/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies 8/1/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/24)
Final Price: $0.19 ea

Harris Teeter Large Eggs, dozen, .77 (eVic Special, limit 1)

2 Land O Lakes Butter Spreads 15 oz., $2.35 BOGO
-(2) .50/1 Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter printable
Final Price: .17¢

(2 trips)
Total before sales/coupons: 16.44
Sales: 7.86
Coupons: 6.50
OOP: 2.08 (saving 87%)

Bargain Meal of the Week: Crab Alfredo

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.

As a busy working mom, I love when a recipe is super easy and takes very little time to prepare!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Ronzoni Pasta, 12-16 oz., $1.39 BOGO

-.55/1 Ronzoni pasta printable
Final Price:
.14

Buitoni Pasta 9 oz., at $2.19 BOGO

-$1 off Buitoni Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce printable

Final Price: .09


SeaPak Shrimp Co. Shrimp, Salmon, Tilapia, Flounder, or Crab Cakes, 8-28 oz., $7.59 BOGO
Final Price: $3.79

Classico Pasta Sauce, 8.1-24 oz., $2.69 BOGO

Final Price: $1.34


Crab Alfredo
from
Seapak.com

Ingredients:
1 (8 oz) package SeaPak® Maryland Style Crab Cakes, thawed

1 jar (16 oz) Alfredo sauce

8 oz dry linguine

1 Tablespoon butter

Directions:

THAW crab cakes according to package directions (either in the refrigerator over night or under running cool or tepid water).


PLACE a pot of water on high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Add salt to water according to taste preference. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain pasta and return to pot. Set pot aside (do not return pot to the heat).


PLACE butter into a medium skillet on medium high heat. Once butter is melted, use fingers to crumble crab cakes into butter. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.


POUR alfredo sauce into pan with crab meat. Stir to incorporate. Bring mixture to a low rolling boil, stirring occasionally.


POUR crab and alfredo sauce mixture over pasta and toss together. Serve immediately.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Favorite Deals This Week 10/7/10

Save-A-Lot:

Whole Chicken Fryers, .79 per lb

Large Eggs, dozen, .79

Tipton Grove Apple Juice, 64 oz, .99

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, 1.69 per lb

Sweet Potatoes, .79 per lb

O'Day's Mac & Cheese, box, 3 for $1.00

Eckrich Smoked or Polska Sausage, 1.79

Publix:


Ball Park Meat Franks, 16 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-.75/1 Ball Park Jumbo product printable
Final Price: .74¢

Athenos Crumbled Feta Cheese, 3.5 or 4 oz., $2.69 BOGO
-B1G1 Athenos Feta Cheese, printable
Final Price: .67¢ ea

Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5-15 oz., $1.49 BOGO
-$1/5 Chef Boyardee product, 15 oz, Conagra Home Mailer
-$3/10 Chef Boyardee canned Pasta Simple Recipes for Less booklet
-.50/3 Chef Boyardee pasta printable
-Free Publix Reusable Bag WYB (5) Chef Boyardee products, coupons on select products
Final Price: .41 - .54

Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomatoes, 14.5 oz., $1.39 BOGO
-$1/3 Hunt’s tomatoes, 14.5 oz +, Home Tailgate Playbook (Publix coupon)
-$1/2 Hunt’s Tomatoes, Simple Recipes for Less booklet
-$1/3 Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, 14.5 oz, Conagra Home Mailer
-.45/3 Hunt’s canned tomatoes, 11 oz +, SS 10/3
Final Price: Use $1/3 Publix and $1/3 Manufacturer’s, makes it 3¢

Progresso Bread Crumbs, 15 oz., at $1.83 (91¢)
-.50/1 Progresso product, excl soup and broth printable
-$1 off Progresso Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs printable (if included)
Final Price: Free+

Resolve Spray ‘n Wash Laundry Stain Remover, 12 or 22 oz., or Power Stain Stick, 3 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-$1 off Resolve product, SS 9/12
-.50/1 Resolve PreTreat product, SS 9/12
-.75/1 Resolve any Laundry Stain Remover Product printable
Final Price: .49 - .74¢

Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray Cleaner, 32 oz., or Antibacterial Kitchen Citrus Scent, 22 oz., $2.69 BOGO
-$1 off Lysol Disinfecting Spray, 12 oz +, SS 9/19
-.50/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray printable
Final Price: .34¢

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for complete sales/coupons match-up!

Walgreens:

Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve Bacon or Deerfield Farms Butter 16 oz, $3.99 BOGO
-$1 Off Eggs or Produce when you purchase 2 packages of Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon from Tearpad found at Publix display this week
Final Price: 1.99 each with nearly free eggs

Gold Medal Flour 5 lbs or Betty Crocker Froster 16 oz $1.50 ea w/in-ad coupon

Harris Teeter:


Pepperidge Farm Chunk Cookies – $1.69
-$0.75/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies 8/1/2010 SS Insert (exp 10/24)
Final Price: $0.19

GUM Toothbrush – $1.50
-$0.75/1 GUM Toothbrush 8/8/2010 RP Insert
Final Price: Free

Split Chicken Breast – $0.99/lb

Harris Teeter Large Eggs, dozen, .77 (eVic Special, limit 1)

Land O Lakes Butter Spreads 15 oz., $2.35 BOGO
-.50/1 Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter printable
Final Price: .17¢

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

20% Off Big Lots Entire Purchase Coupon

Print this coupon and save 20% off all your purchases at Big Lots through this Saturday, October 9th.

Printable Candy Coupons for Halloween!

BOGO coupon for Butterfinger Snackerz

BOGO coupon for Starburst Gummiburst Pouches

$1 off any 2 Skittles, Starburst, or Lifesavers fun-size bags

$1 off Wonka Fruit Marvels or Fruit Jellies

$1 off 2 bags of Wonka bars, Butterfingers, Baby Ruths or Nestle Crunch bars

$1 off 1 bag of M&M Pretzels

$1 off any 3 bags of Kit Kat, Reese's, or Hershey's snack-size bars


Thanks to Jennifer King at the San Antonio Budget Grocery Examiner for this info!

HG Hill Favorite Deals This Week 10/6/10

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 $1/3 Pepsi 12-packs in the circular (exp 10/10).

Chicken Breast or Tenders, 1.99 per lb

Pork Chops, 1.79 per lb

New York Strip Steaks, 5.99 per lb

London Broil or Top Round Roast, 2.49 per lb

Ground Round, 2.49 per lb

Top Round Steaks, 2.99 per lb

Armour or Eckrich Sliced Pepperoni, $1.00
-.55/1
Armour Pepperoni, any package - 10-03-10 SS
Final Price: .45

Cantaloupes, $1.00

Baby Peeled Carrots, 1 lb, $1.00

Nectarines, .79 per lb

Hot or Lean Pockets, 1.67

Mayfield Ice Cream, 48 oz, 2.99

Campbell's Spaghettios, .79
-.40/2
Campbell's SpaghettiOs Pasta, Any - 08-29-10 SS
-.40/3 Campbell's SpaghettiOs Pasta, Any - 08-29-10 SS
Final Price: .39 - .52

Always Save Cream Corn, Green Beans or Peas, Can, .49

Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 6 Double or 12 Reg rolls, 3.99
-$1/2 Angel Soft Bath Tissue, Any 6-Double Roll or Larger package - 09-19-10 RP
Final Price: 3.49

Zatarain's Rice Mixes, 1.00
-$1/3 Zatarain's Rice Mixes or Pasta Mixes, Any - 09-19-10 RP
Final Price: .66 ea

Free Box of Barilla Pasta Coupon

Go here to get your coupon from Vocalpoint which will be mailed to you. Your coupon for a FREE BOX of Barilla PLUS® should arrive in 5-7 weeks.

It is always nice to get free things in your mailbox!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 10/4/10


Monday: Crockpot Sweet Salsa Dump Chicken
Tuesday: Fish in Foil Packets
Wednesday: Kickin' Chicken Pot Pie
Thursday: Lasagna Soup
Friday: Kid's Choice
Saturday: Crockpot Pot Roast with Vegetables (super easy - start with frozen roast)
Sunday: Beef Stroganoff (made with leftover roast)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Favorite Deals of the Week 10/1/10

Publix:

Old El Paso Dinner Kit 8.4-19.2 oz., $2.79 BOGO
-$1/3 Old El Paso products, Better at Home Booklet
-.50/1 Old El Paso product, printable
Final Price: .39¢ - 1.05

Barilla Pasta 13.25-16 oz., $1.29 BOGO
-$1/2 Barilla Piccolini, SS 8/29
-.75/1 Barilla Piccolini SS 8/29
-$1/2 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta printable or SS 8/29
Final Price: Free - .14¢

Knorr Sides 3.8-6.4 oz., $1.29 BOGO
-$1/2 Knorr products, Celebrate the Americas Kroger home mailer
Final Price: .14¢

Progresso Soup 18-19 oz., $2.29 BOGO
-$1/3 Progresso Soups, Better at Home Booklet
-$1/4 Progresso Soup SS 9/12, printable, printable or printable
-.50/1 Progresso Soup, SS 8/08 (EXP 10/02)
-.50/2 Progresso Light Soup, September Weight Watchers Magazine
Final Price: .14¢ - 1.19

New England Freshly Ground Coffee 9-12 oz., $5.79 BOGO
-.50/1 New England Bag Coffee printable
Final Price: $1.89

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock 15 oz., $1.89 BOGO
-.40/1 Shedd’s Country Crock product printable, RP 9/26
Final Price: .14¢

Pledge Grab-It Dry Disposable Cloths 16 ct., $3.99 BOGO
-$2/2 Pledge product, SS 9/26
-$1/2 Pledge products, Save Over $30 Today booklet (Publix coupon)
-$2/2 Pledge products, One Stop One Store booklet (Publix coupon)
-$1 off Pledge multi-surface cleaning item (Target coupon) printable
Final Price: Use $2/2 Publix and $2/2 Manufacturer’s, makes both FREE

Cucumbers, 50¢

Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies 9.5-15.25 oz., $2.50
-$1/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers, 4.04-26 oz, SS 9/26
-$1 off Reese’s Chips Ahoy or Heath Chips Ahoy product, 9.5 oz, July All You Magazine
-$1/2 Chips Ahoy cookies, 9.6 oz +, Celebrate the Americas Kroger home mailer
Final Price: $1.50 - 2.00

Fuze Beverages 18.5 oz., $1
-$1/2 off Fuze drink, October All You magazine
-$1/3 Fuze RP 9/19 (regional)
Final Price: .50 - .77

Kraft Chunk Cheese, Shredded, Cracker Cut or Cubes 4.5-8 oz., $2
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy products printable
Final Price: $1

Kraft American Cheese Singles 12 oz., $2
-$5/5 Kraft Cheese or Dairy products printable
-.75/2 Kraft Singles, Fall Kraft Food & Family magazine
Final Price: $1 - 1.62

Pedigree Little Champions Variety Pack, 12 ct., $5.99
-$1 off Pedigree Little Champions multipack printable
Final Price: $4.99

Benadryl 24 ct., $3.75
-$4/2 Benadryl Products printable

-$1.50 off Benadryl product printable
-$1 off Benadryl product, RP 8/08
-$2 off Benadryl product 20 ct +, Green Advantage Flyer (Publix coupon)
Final Price: use $4/2 and store coupon, makes it both FREE

Sundown Vitamin D 100 ct., $2.99
-$1 off Sundown Naturals or Marvel Heroes Vitamin product printable (no more prints)
-$3/2 Sundown Vitamins (register) printable
-$1 off Sundown Vitamins & Supplements, RP 8/29
-$6/2 Sundown Naturals Vitamins, Green Advantage Flyer (Publix coupon)
Final Price: Free+

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

Harris Teeter:


College Inn Broth, 32 oz. $2.95 BOGO
-$1 off College Inn (3) 32 oz cartons or (6) 14.5 oz cans chicken or beef broth, RP 9/19
-.75/1 College Inn Chicken or Beef broth, 32 oz, RP 9/19
Final Price: use .75/1 coupon, makes it FREE

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch or Fiber Plus Cereal, $3.59 BOGO
-.50/1 Kellogg’s FiberPlus cereal, 11.5 oz + printable
-.75/1 Kellogg’s FiberPlus cereal printable
-$2 off sandwich bags WYB (2) Kellogg’s cereals, 10 oz +, Fuel for School booklet (EXP 09/30)
-$1/3 Kellogg’s cereal printable
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran cereals printable
Final Price: .29 - 1.46

Arm & Hammer Powder Detergent, 72 oz., $5.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry products, SS 7/18 (EXP 09/30) or SS 9/19
-$1 off Arm & Hammer Power Gel detergent, SS 9/19
-$1.50/1 Arm & Hammer Powder blinkie
Final Price: $1.49 - 2.49

HT Value Pack Chicken Leg Quarters 49¢ lb

Butterball Turkey Bacon and Smoked Sausage $2.50
-$1 off Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
Final Price: $1.50

Betty Crocker Homestyle Potatoes Pouch, 77¢
-.40/1 Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes, SS 9/12
Final Price: free

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

Walgreen's:

Planters Trail Mix, 6 oz., B1G1 $2.69 w/in-ad coupon
-$1/1 off Planters product printable (print limit reached)
Final Price: .39 ea

Kroger:

Clif, Luna or Mojo Bar $1 ea
-.50/1 Luna Reg or Protein bar printable
Final Price: Free

Best Life Buttery Spread 15 oz $1 ea
-$1 off Bestlife Buttery Spread or Spray, RP 8/29 and printable
-$1 off Bestlife Foods printable
Final Price: Free

Campbell’s Chunky or Select Harvest Soup 15.25-19 oz can $1.25 ea
-$1 off Campbell’s Select Harvest Healthy Request Soup, printable or printable
-$1 off Campbell’s Select Harvest soup printable
-$1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest, SS 9/12
-$1/3 Campbell’s Select Harvest SS 8/15 (EXP 9/26)
-.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest Healthy Request soup, SS 9/19
-$1.50/3 Campbell’s Chunky Soup printable
-$1/2 Campbell’s Chunky Soup SS 8/15 (EXP 9/26), 9/12 and printable
-$2/4 Campbell’s Chunky Soup printable
-.50/1 Campbell’s Chunky Soup printable
-.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky Healthy Request soups, SS 9/19
Final Price: .25 - .92

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