Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Great Price on Roasts at Food Saver!


Food Saver Cost Plus (Franklin, TN) has a great price on beef roasts this week at $1.88 ($2.07 with the 10% added).  One of those packages is between $3 and $4.  It is great cooked as a roast or cut up for stew.  Now is a perfect time to put some in your freezer!  This picture was taken yesterday.  Food Saver's sales run Monday to Sunday.

First Harris Teeter Triples Trip!

OOP: $9.28 (saving 84%)

Triple Coupons is a great time to go through your coupons and see if you have any obscure ones that you have collected by mail, tearpad or blinkie.  These tend to get you the best deals.

3 Hamburger Helper, .97 ea
-.75/3 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: .22 ea

Success Rice, 2.00
-.50/1 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: .50

3 Box Minute Rice, 2.00
-(3) .50/1 MF Qs, tripled
Final Price: .50

Minute Rice Ready to Serve, 2.00
-.50/1 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: .50

Hunt's Ketchup, 1.99
-.65/1 MF Q from Kroger Mailing, tripled
Final Price: .04

Quaker Big & Chewy Bars, 2.45
-.55/1 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: .80

2 Alfredo Ragu Sauce, 1.79
-.75/2 MF Q from Kroger Mailing, tripled
Final Price: .67 ea

3 Dawn Dish Detergent, 1.00
-(3) .25/1 MF Qs, tripled
-.25 HT ZVR
Final Price: .17 ea

4 Dole Pineapple, .99
-(2) .50/2 MF Qs, tripled
Final Price: .24 ea

Franks Hot Sauce, 1.49
-.75/1 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: Free

3 Barilla Meals, 2.50
-(3) .75/1 MF Qs from tearpad, tripled (they had to manually do this)
Final Price: .25

2 Better Oats Oatmeal, 1.00
-.75/2 Better Oats product, excl Mom’s Best, SS 2/24, tripled
Final Price: Free

Jennie-O Turkey Sausage, 3.99
-$1.50/1 HT coupon (found today next to product)
-.75/1 MF Q, tripled
Final Price: Free


Total before sales/coupons: 58.15
Sales/Coupons: 48.87
OOP: $9.28 (saving 84%)

Just fyi, that turkey sausage is great in the Lasagna Hamburger Helper, which makes dinner under $1! Also, if you ever need to find a coupon, click on the HCW Coupon Database on the right side of this page to look it up.

Today Begins Triples at Harris Teeter!


Get your coupons ready!  Harris Teeter will have triple coupons (up to .99) for the next week.  Check out these websites for good deals:

Southern Savers
Moola Saving Mom
Faithful Provisions
WRAL
Hot Coupon World

Happy hunting!




Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Harris Teeter and Food Saver Trips!

Harris Teeter has super doubles every Wednesday in our area (middle Tennessee). 

 
 OOP: $12.37 (saving 88%)

2 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 6.6-8 oz, 97¢, limit 2 eVic special price

2 Bird's Eye Voila, 3.99
-(2) 1.75/1 Birds Eye Voila Product, Any - Powered By SmartSource, doubled
Final Price: .49 ea

2 Wholly Salsa, 2.49
-(2) $1/1 Wholly Guacamole Or Wholly Salsa, Any Package -eatwholly.com, doubled
Final Price: .49

3 Hinode Microwave Rice, 2.00
-(2) $1/1 Hinode Dry Or Microwaveable Rice Product, Any 10 Lbs. Or Under - Facebook Coupon, doubled
-$1/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free 

2 LaCroix Sparkling Water, 12 pk., $4.99 BOGO
 -(2) $1 off La Croix sparkling water (Facebook), 12 pk. printable, doubled 
Final Price: .49 ea

3 Edge Shaving Cream, 2.50
-(3) $1/1 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .50

2 Fiber One Cereals, 2.50
-(2) .75/1 IP Qs, doubled
-.75/1 ZVR
Final Price:  .62 ea

Activia Greek Yogurt, 4.29 BOGO
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled (Facebook printable)
Final Price: .14

Jennie-O Turkey Sausage, 3.99
-$1/1 MF Q, doubled (NLA)
-$1.50/1 HT Q next to product
Final Price: .49

4 Perdue Short Cuts Burgers, 3.50 (HT is great about discounting meat close to expiration so always check!)
-(4) $3/1 HT Discount Qs on product
-$1/1 MF Q peelie on one product, doubled
Final Price: Free

6 Met RX Bars, 2.29
-(2) $2/2 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .29 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 107.48
Sales/Coupons: 95.11
OOP: $12.37 (saving 88%)


Food Saver Cost Plus:

This store typically has good meat prices, with one or two really great deals each week.  The store has its own butcher as well.  This week was a good week to stock up the freezer with chicken legs and ground beef!  Have you seen the prices in the major grocery chains lately?  It's crazy.  I was in shock when I saw that one pound of ground turkey in Publix was $7.  I can buy the whole turkey after Thanksgiving for that price!

The way the store works is that you have a price that is listed and you have to add 10%.  Their schedule is Monday through Sunday.


OOP: $45.61 which is really good for 27 lbs of meat purchased!

Santitas Chips, 1.47 (1.62)

3 Best Choice Mac & Cheese, 3 for $1 (1.10)

Green Onions, .50 (.55)

4 packages of chicken legs, .88 per lb (.97 per lb)
Final Price: 13.5 lbs total for $13.08 or about $3.27 per package

3 Packages Ground Beef, 1.78 per lb (1.96 per lb)
Final Price: 13.3 lbs total for $26.08 or about 8.69 per package

OOP: $45.61 which is really good for 27 lbs of meat purchased!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Register for Free Kid's Gardening Classes!


Our local Harlinsdale Park, a former horse farm and current Williamson County Public Park, along with the Franklin Farmer's Market is offering free gardening classes for kids!  They have posted their schedule and registration form HERE.  My kids did this last summer and it was a great learning experience!  I think I learned just as much or more than they did!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saving Over 80% at Harris Teeter and Publix!

Harris Teeter 
Super Double Wednesday!

 OOP: $14.44 (saving 83%)

3 Wolf Brand Chili, 1.00
-(3) $1/1 MF Q blinkies (from Publix this week)
Final Price: Free

2 Bruce Yams, 1,00 ea
-$1/2 IP Q printable, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Smucker Jams, 2.00
-(2) .75/1 IP Qs Smuckers Jam, Jelly Or Preserves, Any - Coupons.com (Zip Code 77477), doubled
Final Price: .50 ea

2 Hinode Microwave Rice, 2.00
-(2) $1/1 Hinode Dry Or Microwaveable Rice Product, Any 10 Lbs. Or Under - Facebook Coupon, doubled
-.75 ZVR HT Coupon
Final Price: Free+

2 Wholly Salsa, 2.49
-(2) $1/1 Wholly Guacamole Or Wholly Salsa, Any Package -eatwholly.com, doubled
Final Price: .49

2 Palermo Flatbread Pizza, 6.49 BOGO
-(2) $1 off any One Palermo’s Flatbreads, or Primo Thin or Hand Tossed Style Pizzas, doubled
Final Price: 1.25 ea

2 Bird's Eye Voila, 3.99
-(2) 1.75/1 Birds Eye Voila Product, Any - Powered By SmartSource, doubled
Final Price: .49 ea

3 Cracker Barrel Sliced Cheese, 3.50
-(3) $1/1 Cracker Barrel Block, Cracker Cuts or Snacking Bars, any 6 oz or larger - 03-17-13 SS, doubled
Final Price: 1.50 ea

YoCrunch Yopa Yogurt, 3.00
-$1.50/1 Yopa Yogurt Multipack, any - 03-10-13 SS, doubled
Final Price: Free

3 Cooked Perfect Meatballs, 2.87
-(3) $1/1 Cooked Perfect Meatballs, any - 03-24-13 SS, doubled
Final Price: .87 ea

Total before coupons/sales: 79.33
Coupons/sales: 64.89
OOP: $14.44 (saving 83%)

Publix: 



OOP: $3.23 (saving 83%)

4 Mueller Spaghetti, 1.00
-(2) $1/2 Mueller's, Pennsylvania Or Ronco Noodles, Any Packages - Powered By SmartSource
Final Price: .50 ea

2 Smart Balance Butter, 2.99 BOGO
-(2) $1 off Smart Balance buttery spread (Publix coupon) printable
-(2) .75/1 Smart Balance spreadable butter or blended butter sticks, (zip 62946) printable
Final Price: Free+

2 Fresh Take Cheese, 2.99 BOGO
-(2) $1 off Kraft Fresh Take cheese & breadcrumb mix printable 
 Final Price: .49 ea

Total before sales/coupons:  19.05
Sales: 8.32
Coupons: 7.50
OOP: $3.23 (saving 83%)


Link Love: Great Article on Couponing at the New York Times

Check out "Honey, I Got a Year's Worth of Tuna Fish" article at the New York Times!


Free Family Day at the Frist on April 21st


Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 1:00 pm

From the Frist website:

Imagine!  Create!  Discover!
Get creative on a FREE Family Festival day filled with art, music, and fun! Investigate the culture of the Aztecs, Maya, Inca, and Olmecs in a daylong celebration of the exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Discover the unique traditions of Mesoamerican, Central American, and Andean civilizations with more than 125 art objects including sculptures, pottery, and jewelry. Enjoy dance performances by indigenous Central American performers, listen to Latin American music, and hear an ancient Maya folktale.
Check out our other current exhibitions: Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Highlights from the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Camille Utterback: Tracing Time/Marking Movement.

Family Day programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are appropriate for all ages. Outdoor activities will be held weather permitting.
Look-n-Learn
1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00
Information desk (Main Level)
Join Frist Center docents for a family friendly look at the exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Our twenty-minute tours focus on just one or two artworks, and encourage a playful approach to looking at art.

Performances
Tradicion Americas
1:45 and 3:30 p.m.
Auditorium (Main Level)
Dance to a musical fusion of Central American instruments and Latin rhythms with Tradicion Americas: a lively band that combines musical influences from Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Puerto Rico.

Artful Tales: “Playing for the Rain”
1:15, 2:45, and 4:30 p.m.
Auditorium (Main Level)
Listen to a Maya folk tale about an athlete who provokes a rain god and must win a ballgame to save the land and his people from drought.

Danza Azteca Ilhuicamina
5:00 p.m.
Turner Courtyard (Weather permitting)
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the sounds of the natural world by watching a traditional pre-Hispanic dance performed by Central American dancers.


Hands-on Activities
Conservation Conundrum
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Turner Courtyard (Weather permitting)
Learn about the art of museum conservation while solving artistic puzzles. Participants will “restore” artworks using giant puzzle pieces and broken artifacts, and then visit the upper level galleries to see some professionally conserved works of art in our exhibition.

Soap-on-a-Rope
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Turner Courtyard (Weather permitting)
In the ancient Americas, the stone jadeite was more valuable than diamonds. Carve a mini sculpture using soap and simple carving tools. Get your hands not-so-dirty with this fun activity for all ages.

Animal Effigy
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio A (Upper-Level)
Make a sculpture that celebrates a family pet or favorite exotic creature using quick-drying modeling clay. Have fun modeling a jaguar, a Quetzalcoatl, or even a llama!

Mystical Mesoamerican Masks
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio B (Upper-Level)
In Mesoamerican ceremonies, masks were used to transform the wearer into a supernatural being. Design your own magical mask using metallic oil pastels and paper templates.

Cryptogram Glyphs
1:00–5:30 p.m.
Studio C (Upper-Level)
Use Maya alphabet glyphs and wax crayons to translate your initials into an ancient Americas inspired bookmark that only you can read.

Martin ArtQuest Gallery
1:00–5:30 p.m. (Upper-Level)
Visit the Martin ArtQuest Gallery to experiment with a variety of exciting hands-on art activities ranging from figure drawing to printmaking. Sketch a Dutch Golden Age inspired flower still life, create an imitation “jadeite” pendant, and enjoy additional art-making activities with your family.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Saved 89% at Harris Teeter!

My local Harris Teeter (Franklin, TN) has Super Doubles every Wednesday.  Needless to say, that is the day I shop there.  Today was a great shopping trip!  It's nice when the cashier tells you that she looks forward to me coming in every Wednesday just to see what I get!  Make sure you check your clearance section.  Today there was Maxwell House coffee blocks for $2.29.  I wish I had had more coupons for that one.

OOP: $11.85 (Saving 89%)

5 Old Orchard Juice, 3.29 B2G3
-(2) $1/2 Old Orchard 100% Juice Blends, 64 oz printable, doubled
Final Price: .52 ea

5 Jolly Time Pop Corn, 2.99 B2G3
-(2) $1/2 Jolly Time Healthy Pop Microwave popcorn printable, doubled
-.50/1 Jolly Time microwave popcorn, SS 3/10, doubled
Final Price: .20 ea

3 Finish Detergent, 5.79 BOGO
-(3) $1.25/1 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: .40 ea

3 Cooked Perfect Meatballs, 14 oz, $2.50
-(3) $1 off Cooked Perfect meatballs (regional), SS 3/24, doubled
Final Price: .50 ea

2 Edy’s Fruit Bars, 6 ct., $2.50
-(2) $2 off Edy’s or Dreyer’s Outshine fruit bars, 6 ct.+ (Facebook) printable, doubled
Final Price: Free+ (deducted the full $2 in doubles which is unusual)

Nabisco Triscuit or Wheat Thins Crackers, 5.5-9.5 oz, $3.15 BOGO
-$1 off Nabisco Triscuit brown rice & wheat crackers, 9 oz (EXP 04/09) printable, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 All Liquid Laundry Detergent, 50 oz, $2.77
-(2) $1 off all laundrydetergent printable, doubled
Final Price: .77 ea

Maxwell House, on clearance 2.24
-$1/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .24

Jennie-O Turkey Sausage, 3.50
-$1/1 MF Q, doubled
-$1.50/1 HT Q next to product
Final Price: Free

2 Sparkle Paper Towels, regularly 8.99 on sale 5.99
-(2) $1/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: 3.99

-$3 for a Clorox reward (Not sure what this is but it was deducted from my total.  I tried to look it up but could not find out what it was.)

Total before sales/coupons:  109.29
Sales/coupons: 97.44
OOP: $11.85 (Saving 89%)

Great Sale on Pork Roasts at Food Saver!


I stopped at the Franklin, TN Food Saver yesterday and took advantage or their great sale on Boston Butt Pork Roast.  Remember that you have to add 10% to the cost per how the store operates.  Even so, .98 per lb is a great deal!  I have purchased these before and the meat is very good.  I have even had them sliced and cut into stew meat by the butcher.  One package runs around $4 or $5 each.  Now is a great time to fill your freezer.