Saturday, June 30, 2012
Click to request THREE free samples of Bud's Organic Skin and Hair Care for Kids.
I've never heard of this company but their graphics are adorable (also the way I pick out wine, by the way!) and love that they want to provide green and clean care for kiddos. Seeing as I wear baby lotion (oh the purple Johnson's bottle is like crack....I wear that ever night before bed...so relaxing) and baby sunscreen (my practically albino skin is all about SPF 50+...don't judge as I will be pretty when 60 and others will be a hot mess-o-leathery-wrinkles) and baby food (those squeeze tubes of apple sauce are completely awesome when on the go I have recently discovered), I have a feeling I might just love using Bud's on myself.
I shopped at Price Chopper early in the week and snapped a quick pic of a few highlights. But of course forgot to post it. Typical!
(3) Prima Familia Meatballs (not GF) reg. $5.19, sale Buy One, Get Two Free
= OOP $5.19 for all three
~ Saved 66%
(1) Zone Perfect Simple Bar reg. $1.25
- (1) $1/1 Catalina coupon someone coupon fairied at my other PC that does not actually carry these bars
= OOP $0.25
~ Saved 80%
(4) Olympics Greek Yogurt reg. $1.59, sale $0.99
- (4) $0.75/1 peelies because of expiration date
- (1) $0.25/1 peelie because of expiration date (she said I could use both)
= OOP $0.71 for all four or just $0.18/ea
~ Saved 89%
Friday, June 29, 2012
Click here to request a free sample of Kirkland diapers from Costco. No membership is required.
If you don't have a little one in your life, like me, please consider requesting this sample as a donation. I mean, how much easier can it get to give a needed donation then signing up and having them send it to you for FREE?!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
From now until July 02, Starbucks stores located within Target stores are offering Buy One Get One Free Frappuccinos. This offer is valid at all locations (remember though- this is for the Starbucks that are inside of Target stores only).
A sweet treat at my very favorite store! Heck yes...that's a fun deal!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
There is a great deal on Papa John's pizza this Saturday only.
Saturday June 23 is Papa John's Customer Appreciation Day!
Large one topping pizza is only $5.99/ea. with code ALBCAD
This is for carry out orders only. And at the Troy, North Greenbush and Rotterdam locations. It's likely this is good at other locations too, but I am only aware of the code working for these three locations at the moment.
That's a great deal if you are looking for an excuse not to cook on Satruday!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I've already told y'all how I feel about this product. But just because I don't like it, doesn't mean you have to feel the same way. So be sure to hop on their Facebook page to enter a drawing for one of 1000 free cartons of International Delight Iced Coffee today.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
This is great to use as a donation item if you don't actually need them in your family. This sort of product is very expensive to purchase and much appreciated by food banks and shelters everywhere! Click HERE to request your free sample.
Friday, June 15, 2012
These free paint samples are a great way to test colors or if you're like me, start projects. I never need more than a small amount of paint. So this is perfect for my crafty booty! Valid on Saturday only.
Details available here.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
This is a perfect deal at Price Chopper. Woo hoo for a creamy, sweet treat!
Buy (2) Magnum Ice Cream Bars @ $3.50/ea
- (2) $2/1 Magnum Ice Cream Bars (hit back space to print two coupons)
= OOP $3, earn $2 OYNO Catalina
* It's like paying just $0.50/box!*
Thanks I Am That Lady!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
So I picked up a few things at Price Chopper tonight. They were out of blueberries though. Sadly. I also ran into troubles with Catalinas. One didn't print due to paper running out. Customer service was really nice and gave me $4 (value of Cat) to make good on that one. Then in my second (and final) transaction, a Catalina didn't print but I didn't realize that one until I go got home. So mascara is not photographed as I will just return them next week.
So these are just a few highlights that you might want to pick up tomorrow. I was surprised at the size of the ketchup that was on sale. I thought it was the smaller 20oz but nope...it was the larger 40 oz. Twice as good!
Cream cheese has a long shelf life and I use it a good bit in the summer to make dips and such. So I like to stock up when it goes on sale. I've been dying to try these fancy sweet Philadelphia cream cheeses. Um...it's waaaay too rich for me. Sort of like a super thick pudding. I thought I would like it on the strawberries...and it's OK I guess...but I will not be purchasing this again. I feel the same way about those savory Philadelphia cooking cream cheeses that everyone loves. Live and learn.
I also used the $2/$20 Hannaford coupon. Competitor coupons at Price Chopper so far totally makes up for the much harder to reach gas incentive.
(2) Brisk tea reg. $2.99, sale $2.50
- (1) 2/$4 FB coupon
= OOP $2/ea
(1) Price Chopper cream cheese reg. $1/50, sale $1
(5) Oscar Mayer lunch meat reg. $1.19, sale $0.79
= OOP $3.95
+ earn $4 OYNO Catalina wyb (5)
(1) Heinz Ketchup 40oz reg. $3.29, sale $2
- (1) $0.88 FB coupon
- (1) $0.25/1 SS 5/20
= OOP $0.38
~ saved 88%
(1) Price Chopper cake mix reg. $?, sale $0.99
- (1) $0.50 FB coupon
= OOP $0.50
(1) Price Chopper butter quarters reg. $2.49, sale $1.88
- (1) $0.88 FB coupon
= OOP $0.88
~ saved 65%
(1) Price Chopper baby carrots sale $2
(1) Strawberries $2.99
(1) Philadelphia Indulgence cream cheese reg. $3.19, sale $2.50
- (1) $0.55/1 coupon from PC coupon machine
- (1) $1/1 wyb strawberries PC store coupon from PC coupon machine
= OOP $1.09
~ saved 66%
Friday, June 8, 2012
The comment that annoys me the most when I tell people that I use coupons is "they don't make coupons for foods I buy...I like to buy veggies and organic and not Pop Tarts...coupons are only for cereal and sugar foods."
That just really gets in my craw, y'all!
Because it's all totally untrue.
Oh sure, there are more coupons for cereals than organic produce. But the fresh food coupons do very much exist. You just have to look. Not very hard, but you do have to look a little.
This week alone I have posted several coupons for fresh meat and fruits.
And I don't buy Pop Tarts. Not that anything is wrong if you do. I just don't. Even as a kid, I never understood their draw.
Just go here to print the above coupon for $0.75/1 Earthbound Organic Farms blueberries. If you use it at a store that doubles, such as Price Chopper or Shop Rite, it turns into $1.50/1. THAT is a great coupon deal!
THIS is what I mean when I say stock up at rock bottom prices. You can pick up Heinz Ketchup through Saturday at Price Chopper for just $0.38. That's about as low as it's going to go!
Heinz Ketchup with coupon $0.88
- $0.25/1 Heinz Ketchup SS 5/20
= OOP $0.38
All coupons found and available for printing HERE.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
It was hairy for a few minutes though.
As I was going to checkout and pay, their site crashed. Too many rabid Lilly fans just chompin' at the bit. I was in a panic. I LOVE this dress (watch it not fit when it finally arrives).
But fear not, preptastic friends! Their site finally came back to life and my dress was still in my cart. Whew!
All was right in the world again.
And in a short while, this pretty will be all mine!
Oh Lilly...how I love thee!
|I really wanted this one too but my size was sold out. Not meant to be I guess.|
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Just to be clear, in case it wasn't clear in my earlier post, you can get FREE lunch meat this week at Price Chopper. Actually, it's a $0.05 money maker.
(5) Oscar Mayer lunch meat reg. $1.19, sale $0.79
= OOP $3.95
~ Earn $4 OYNO Catalina
Now if you have a catalina from doing the deal last week, you can absolutely roll it this week to turn this into a total money maker!
Tip...things like this freeze very well. So stock up now and enjoy over the next few months.
I've done a post on this before and I note it pretty regularly in grocery show off posts. But to do a little review, here is a list of items I will buy extra of and pop in my freezer for later use if I can find them on super sale.
* Fresh Meats. All meats. Pork, chicken and fish. And beef too if I could eat it. But I can't, so I don't. I freeze lunch meats too. I am picky about how long lunch meats linger in the fridge. So I either buy them in the individual packs or I separate the pound into four mini packs. And then I freeze what I won't use in the next three days.
* Cooked meats. Y'all know I am big on this. I will buy several of those rotisserie chickens when they are on a big sale. Or cook a giant turkey for two people because I want the leftovers. I pick all the meat and then divvy up into portion size zip top baggies. I just defrost over night in the fridge. Use a million ways!
* Dairy. Milk is fine to freeze- just be sure to pour 1/2 cup out of the jug before freezing to allow for expansion. Defrost for 24 hrs in the fridge and shake if needed.
* Cheese. Oh gosh, I freeze all cheeses. I will say that defrosted cream cheese is best used in baking. The flavor is unchanged but the texture is off if you are looking to use it on a bagel. I've never had any issues with other types of cheese though. Block cheese, shredded cheese, soft cheese such as feta, and hard cheese such as a wedge of parm. All freeze great.
* Eggs. Yes...I said eggs. NOT in their shell though. You can do this a few ways. I will either save whites, if I am baking something using only yolks, in a small zip top baggie. And be sure to write on the outside how many egg whites are inside as you will not remember two days from now. Or if I come across a crazy egg sale and buy eight dozen, I will crack a dozen and whisk them into a scramble. Then pour the dozen into an ice cube tray with a dozen cube spaces. Once frozen (takes longer than water), break them into cubes and dump into a zip top baggie. Now you have stocked up on eggs and are ready in a jiffy to use them. BUT...eggs have a really long shelf life so I use freezing them as a last resort.
* Juice and Tea. I don't typically buy the cartons of fancy lemonade or iced tea. But once in a while, I can get a smokin' deal on them with coupons. So I will buy several, pour a little out of each carton, put the top back on and freeze them just as I do with milk. If I find orange juice on sale, I do the same thing.
* Coffee. I freeze whole beans, grounds and if I make a big pot and have extra, I pour that into an ice cube tray. Once frozen, I pop the cubes into a zip top baggie. Then when I want iced coffee, I use the coffee cubes instead of ice cubes. I know...I'm brilliant. It's the little things in life, right?
* Whipped cream. If you thought the coffee tip was hot, listen to this one. If you make a pie and fresh vanilla bean whipped cream (or whatever), don't throw out the last of the whipped cream. I tossed it into a zip top baggie and made little swirly puffs on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Then stuck the cookie sheet in the freezer. Once frozen...you guessed it...zip top baggie. I don't use these frozen cream puffs on say berries. But they are fantastic in hot cocoa. A big treat mid winter.
* Butter. Because butter (and bacon) makes it better!
* Rice. If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times. Make a giant batch of rice and freeze portions. This is a HUGE time saver. And a HUGE budget saver. It takes away the temptation to buy the expensive and barely healthy minute rice packages. Those are a gazillion times the price (or you know...close to that number) of a bag of healthy, nutty brown rice. I cook 2-3 bags at a time. Its not like it takes extra effort. Once cooked and you use that night's portion and the rest has cooled, portion the rice into zip top bags that fit the needs of your family. Or even into those snack size bags for kiddos who need an afternoon snack. Rice can enjoyed the same way one eats oatmeal, by the way.
* Yogurt. Now this is a your mileage may vary category. I've had better luck with yogurts such as Greek yogurt. Or those with some fat vs no fat. But it's similar to the cream cheese in that even those with no fat can be frozen. I would just use them in a recipe or smoothie due to texture issues.
* Bread. Do you ever pass by the bread outlet stores? Go in next time! I pick up as many loaves as I can at one time and just freeze them until needed. Usually at 1/3 or less of the price in the grocery store.
* Berries. I go to pick berries every year during peak season. So much fun! But fresh off the bushes and middle of August, they are subject to go bad in just days. So I wash (depending on the fruit) and lay them out individually on baking sheets. Pop them in the freezer. Once frozen, then gently pour the berries into zip top baggies. I don't personally waste these berries on smoothies. I just eat them frozen, like candy for desert. But that's just me.
* Of course I freeze all sorts of prepared foods too but I just wanted to note today all of the items (and I may be forgetting a few) that you can freeze when you find them on sale. Seriously...a second freezer saves me as much or more than using coupons!
* And did you notice the running theme here? Zip top baggies. They take up sooo much less space than containers. I know, bad for the environment. And I will often wash and re-use them when possible. But I think the space saved is worth it to use the baggies vs. containers with lids.