Friday, February 26, 2010

Publix Must Haves 2/24 - 3/2

OK, here we are with deals at Publix this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix will double coupons up to face value of 50 cents;
* Publix will (in most cases) take competitor coupons (local competitor stores)

BOGO Deals

Ragu Pasta Sauce $2.29 ($1.14 each)
.30 off Rp 1/31 (makes it .54 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it .79 each)

Ronzoni Pasta $1.99 (.99 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10

Juicy Juice $3.65 ($1.82 each)

Green Giant Canned Vegetables $1.29 (.64 each)

Del Monte Tomatoes $1.49 (.74 each)
$1 off 4 RP 2/7 (makes it .49 each)

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix $2.59 ($1.29 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .79 each)

PAM Cooking Spray $3.29 ($1.64 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it $1.15 each)
.35 off SS 1/24 (makes it .94 each)

Doritos Tortilla Cips $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Thomas' Bagels $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off March All You Magazine

Hershey's Nuggets $3.69 ($1.84 each)
$ 2 off 2 SS 1/31 (makes it .85 each)
$1 off SS 1/10 (makes it .84 each)

Keebler Club Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off SS 1/24

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $2.39 ($1.19 each)
.40 off SS 1/3 (makes it .29 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .69 each)
.50 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it .69 each)

Gorton's Shrimp, Fillets or Fish Sticks $7.49 ($3.74 each)
$1 off SS 1/3 (makes it $2.74 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3, 1/24, 2/21 (makes it $3.25 each)
.40 off SS 1/3, 1/24, 2/21 (makes it $2.94 each)
.60 off February All You Magazine (makes it $3.14 each)

Mayfield Ice Cream $4.99 ($2.49 each)

Other Deals
Hunt's Tomato Sauce .33 each

Sargento Shredded Cheese $2.00
.55 off SS 1/31; December All You Magazine (makes it $1.45 each)
.40 off 2 SS 1/31 (makes it .60 each)
.50 off 2 SS 1/31 (makes it .50 each)

New York Texas Toast $2.00
.50 off February Good House Keeping, Woman's Day or All You Magazines ($1.00 each)

Colgate Wisp 4 pk $1.50
.50 SS 2/7 (makes it .50 each)

Happy Shopping!

Bi Lo Deals 2/24 - 3/2

I am so sorry I am so late getting this on here. You would not believe the week I have had if I told you. Anyhoo - here is what I see at BiLo this week that I think is a pretty good deal. Even some of their BOGO items this week seem a little high so not a particularly good week that I see. However, be sure and check the sales paper for the BOGO items since you might see something you feel like you just have to have.

Don't forget:
* Bilo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;
* Bilo will give you a 5 cent credit for each reusable grocery bag you bring in and use
* Bilo does NOT take competitor coupons

BOGO Deals

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips 0r Popcorn Chicken $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1 off January or March All You Magazine
$1.25 off February All You Magazine

Other Deals

Purex Liquid Laundry Detergeant $3.00
BOGO Rp 2/21 (makes it $1.50 each)

Muellers Whole Wheat Pasta $1.00
$1 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .50 each)

Kellogg's Nutri Grain Bars, 8 cnt. $2.49
$1 off 2 RP 2/7 (makes it $1.99 each)

Hunt's Manwich $1.00
B3G1 January All You Magazine

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Happy Shopping!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Meatball and Pasta Skillet

I can not believe it is already Tuesday and time for another TNT Tuesday recipe. These weeks are flying by!

This is actually a fairly new recipe to me, however my family fell in love with it the first night I made it. I also fell in love with it because it was super easy and quick to the table which meant I could get on with the rest of my exciting evening of laundry, cleaning and crafts after dinner! :o)

I actually got this receipe right off the back of a bag of Armor Cocktail Meatballs!

Meatball and Pasta Skillet

8 oz. penne pasta
1T oil
1/2 medium bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
32 small meatballs
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesean cheese

* Prepare pasta as directed.
* As pasta is boiling, heat oil in a large pot and saute onions/peppers for 3 minutes.
* Stir in spaghetti sauce and meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes or until meatballs are hot.
* Add drained pasta to meatballs and sauce.
* Sprinkle top with cheeses, cover with lid and heat an additional 5 minutes for cheese to melt.

That's it! Yummo! (I actually doubled the entire recipe and had plenty to feed my family of four with plenty of leftovers for everyone's lunch)

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Frugal Fridays: Travelling Frugally

WOW! It is already Friday, and time for the weekend again. This weekend we are headed out of state to visit family so I figured I would share some tips for frugal traveling. Travel, whether it be for a full-fledge "vacation" or simply a run out of town to see some family or friends, travel can definitely put a dent in your bank account. Below are some ways that you can try to save a dollar or two while still getting to head out of town on a needed break.

* When we travel, whether it is just a 2 hour trip to visit friends in the upstate, or an 8 hour drive, I always try to pack some snacks for the ride. Stopping at convenience stores along the way for "snacks" tend to add up. If you have room, you also might consider packing a small cooler with drinks. When you arrive at your destination, these snacks can also come in handy for those "midnight snacks" instead of trying to dig for quarters to get something you really don't want out of the expensive vending machines.

* On long trips, I remember my mom packing a cooler for a "picnic lunch" when there were several of us travelling. We would stop at a rest area with picnic tables and everyone eat sandwiches, chips and drinks. This not only saved money, but also allowed everyone to get out and stretch their legs. When you travel with a large group, this will also be a "speedier" way to eat so you can get back on the road to your destination instead of wasting an hour or more sitting in a restaurant trying to serve a large group.

* Eating out is something you usually can't avoid when traveling, but you can try to eat cost effectively. If staying at a hotel, find out if your hotel offers a free breakfast. That will take care of one meal if so! :o) Also find out how late they serve breakfast. If they happen to serve it a little later, you can always eat a large breakfast at 10:30 or 11:00 and that might tide you over so you dont have to eat lunch and can just pack a snack for lunch, saving your money to spend on a nice dinner.

* Think twice about buying that knick-knack! A lot of people always want to buy souveniers when they go somewhere to "take back a piece of their vacation" with them. That is perfectly fine to do, but I would suggest you make that purchase wisely. I started a tradition a while back where we buy a Christmas ornament where we visit. That way at Christmas time, we can look at the tree and remember all the places we have been together and what great vacations we have had. After the holiday, they are boxed up and stored to enjoy the next holiday. Magnets, coffee mugs, thimbles or those little doll size forks with decor on the top I guess are great for collecting, but eventually they seem to end up in yard sale or Goodwill donation boxes. And in my house, all they would collect is dust, which is one thing I dont need help doing.

* Hotel loyalty programs. All hotels seems to have them these days. You basically sign up for a "membership" (which is free) and every time you stay at that particular chain of hotels you earn points. As your points build up, you earn free or discounted rooms. Unlike credit cards that you earn credits for (which seem to take years before you actually have enough points to earn something), these points do tend to add up quickly. In the last two years we have gotten several nights free with just staying a few visits.

These are just a few ideas of saving some money while traveling. Now, I better get off of here and finish my packing so we can hit the road soon. Do you have a favorite tip to share for saving money while traveling?

Happy Saving!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Publix Must Haves 2/17 - 2/23

Here are what I see as the must haves at Publix this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles up to 50 cent face value;
* Publix will take competitor coupons

BOGO Deals
Classico Pasta Sauce $2.49 ($1.24 each)
.75 off SS 1/10

Progresso Bread Crumbs $1.83 (91 cents each)

Progresso Natural Broth $2.59 ($1.29 each)

Mama Mary's Pizza Crust $3.69 ($1.84 each)

Green Giant Canned Veggies $1.29 (.64 each)

Hunt's Natural Tomatoe or Sauce $1.89 (.94 each)
$1 off 4 December, January All You Magazine, SS 1/21
.45 off 3 SS 1/24

Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix $2.59 ($1.29 each)

Zatarain's New Orelans Style Mix $1.99 (.99 each)
.75 off 2 RP 1/24
$1.25 off 3 RP 1/24

Wish-Bone Dressing $2.97 ($1.48 each)
$1 off RP 1/31

Wise Cheeze Doodles $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Kozy Shak Pudding $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.55 off SS 2/7

Cole's Garlic Bread $2.29 ($1.14 each)

Luigi's Real Italian Ice $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Superpretzel Soft Pretzel $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.50 off RP 12/6, 1/31

Rubbermaid Produce Saver Food Container $4.49 ($2.24 each)
$1 off SS 1/3

Lysol Disinfectant Cleaner $3.19 ($1.59 each)
.75 off SS 2/7
.50 off SS 2/7

Other Deals

General Mills Cheerios $1.99
$1 off 2 SS 1/31, 2/21
$1 off 3 SS 1/3

Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.50
$1 off SS 1/31
$1 off January All You Magazine

Advil Pain Medicine $4.49
$ 2 off RP 1/31

Pillsbury Crescent, Sweet Rolls or Pizza Crust $1.67
.40 off 2 SS 1/3, 1/31, 12/13, 12/6
$1 off 2 Italian Breaks SS 12/13, 1/24, 1/31

Freschetta Pizza $5.00

Green Giant Frozen Veggies $1.00
.60 off 3 SS 2/7
$1 off 3 SS 2/21

New York Texas Toast or Breadsticks $2.00
.50 off February All You Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day

Smucker's Uncrustables 4 pk. $2.00

Softsoap Hand Soap $1.00
.50 off March All You Magazine (Makes it FREE)
.35 off SS 1/31

Happy Savings!

Bi Lo "Must Haves" 2/17 - 2/23

Here are my "Must Haves" this week from Bi Lo. Hopefully you can find something that you would like to stock up on as well.

Don't forget:

* BiLo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;

* Be sure to get your 5 cent discount for every reusable grocery bag you use on your trip;

* You do not have to buy 2 items to get the BOGO special, each rings up at half price.

BOGO Deals

Mama Lucia Meatballs $6.99 ($3.49 each)

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips or Popcorn Chicken $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1 off January or March All You Magazine
$1.25 off February All You Magazine
.75 off October All You Magazine

Other Deals
Angel Soft Bath Tissue 12 double or 24 reg rolls $4.99
.50 off RP 2/14 (makes it $3.99)
$1 off 2 RP 2/14 (makes it $4.50 each)

Cascade Auto Dish Detergeant $2.99

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Blue Bell Ice Cream $3.99

Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks $3.00
.55 off SS 1/3
$1 off SS 1/3

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Chicken Mozzarella

For this week's recipe, thought I would share with you "the boy's" second most favorite meal. I must admit I rarely make this as it just is not one of those things that pop in my head, so I guess I need to put this on the list to cook one day soon.

Chicken Mozzarella

4-6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t garlic powder (or one clove crushed garlic)
Shredded Mozzarella

* Place chicken in baking dish
* Mix soup and spices together and pour over chicken
* Bake 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees
* Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese melts.


Happy Cooking,

Friday, February 12, 2010

Frugal Friday - Gift Wrapping Frugally

OK, I have a question for everyone out there about gift wrapping. When I met my current husband and his family, I noticed at every birthday or holiday function that involved gifts, that at the end of the "party" all the gift wrappings would be balled up and thrown in the garbage. GASP!! Now, I am not talking about the ripped off wrapping paper, of course that was balled up and thrown away. What I am talking about are the gift boxes and, more importantly, the gift bags! I was shocked!! At first I didn't say anything, but I seemed to quickly become a part of this family so after a while I did not feel bad about grabbing up the bags/boxes and storing them for future use. Of course, they all laughed at me, especially my now husband and mother in law. You would have thought I was dumpster diving in a strangers home the way they laughed at me scooping up bags to reuse.

As long as I remember, I have just always kept gift bags and "recycled them" for future birthdays, holidays, etc. and I guess I assumed everyone did this......apparently NOT!

Am I the only person on the planet that does this, besides my mother of course?!?!

Do you know how much those little gift bags even costs?!? No, they are not $2o or $30 each, but they are sometimes $4 or $5. You take that $5 bag and multiply it by the 25 gifts or so you buy every year (even more including all Christmas!) and you have spent $100 or more on something that is simply discarded and thrown away by the gift recipient (not me of course)! You might as well wrap the thing in toilet paper if all they are going to do is trash it - right?!

So, in my house, everyone now knows to NOT throw that bag away because mom will come and swoop it up and put it in the gift closet to be used on the next appropriate day. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not going to use a Frilly Pink Gift Bag that my daughter may get to bag up something for my son for his birthday....I am not that bad .......yet. :o) And I'm not going to use a "baby boy" giftbag to wrap up a wedding gift for someone....after all, that may give the wrong impression to some people. LOL frugal friday tip for today is to reuse those gift bags! No one will ever know anyway! Don't have gift bags? That is OK. You can still wrap frugally by using some of the below frugal gift wrapping suggestions:

* Got newspaper? Use the comics to wrap a child's birthday gift in.
* Got brown paper grocery bags? or even lunch bags for a small gift? Give your kids some crayons or markers and let them decorate the bag. This is especially great for grandparents to receive. Then, they will most likely even keep the bag since their grandbabies made it! LOL
* Giving a small kitchen gift? Wrap it in a kitchen towel. They will be sure not to throw it away then.
* Use baskets. You would surprised how many nice baskets or wooden boxes, etc. that you can find at a thrift store that would make cute gift baskets.

Possibilities are endless...... Use your imagination.

For something that my husband used to laugh at me for, now he is the first to say "Hey, you got a gift bag for this?" when he has something to wrap. He is becoming more and more "frugally" the more he hangs around me. :o) ( that even a word?)

Do you have any gift wrapping ideas? Please share your ideas or comments on whether you think it is "acceptable" to reuse gift bags!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Publix Must Haves 2/10 - 2/16

Here are the good deals in my opinion at Publix this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles coupons up to face value of 50 cents each
* MOST Publix take local competitor coupons

BOGO Deals

Beech-Nut Stage 2 Baby Food .53 (.26 each)
$2 off 16 SS 1/3 (makes it 13 cents each)

Publix Southern Style POtato Salad $2.49 ($1.24 each)

Flat Out Fold-It Artisan Flatbread $2.89 ($1.44 each)

Arnold Whole Grains Bread $3.69 ($1.84 each)
.55 off SS 11/8, 12/6

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $2.67 ($1.33 each)
.40 off SS 12/13, 2/7 (makes it .53 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .83 each)

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers $2.99 ($1.49 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3
$2 off SS 1/3 (some areas)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.73 9$1.36 each)
.50 off 2 SS 1/3

Ken's Steak House Marinade $2.79 ($1.39 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10 (makes it .89 each)

Lipton Tea Bags $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.49 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it .99 each)
.60 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.39 each)

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies $2.93 ($1.46 each)
$1 off 3 SS 2/7, 12/6, 11/15
.55 off SS 11/22, 12/6
$1 off SS 12/13
$1 off 2 SS 12/13, 11/22, 12/6
.55 off 2 S 12/13

Reddi Whip Whipped Cream $4.29 ($2.14 each)

Shedd's Spread Country Crock tub $1.99 (.99 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it FREE!)
.40 off RP 12/6

Goodlife Recipe for Cats $4.49 ($2.24 each)
$1 off RP 1/24
$2 off RP 1/24 (makes it .24 each)


Bird Eye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies 50% off
.50 off SS 1/10, 2/7
$1 off 2 SS 1/10, 2/7

Pepperidge Farm Garlic Texas Toast 50% off
.55 off February and March All You Magazine

Kiwi Fruit .34 each

Quilted NOrthern Bathroom Tissue 12 rolls $5.99
$1 off RP 1/24

Purina Dog Chow 20 lb bag $9.99

Nivea Bodywash $2.89
$2 off RP 1/3

Degree Ultra Clear or Dove Ultimate Deoderant $2.99
$1 off Degree RP 1/31
.75 off Degree RP 1/31
$1 off Dove RP 1/31

Happy Savings!

BiLo "Must Haves" 2/10 - 2/16

Here are the really good deals at BiLo this week that I see.

Don't forget:
* BiLo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;
* BiLo will deduct 5 cent off your total bill for every reusable grocery bag you bring and use

BOGO Deals

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips or Popcorn $6.99 ($3.49)
$1 off January or March All You Magazine (Makes it $2.49 each)
$1.25 February All You Magazine (Makes it $2.24 each)
.75 off October 2009 All You Magazine

Fresh Express Premium Garden Salad $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Mayfield Ice Cream $5.59 ($2.79 each)

Mystic Pizza $4.99 ($2.49)
$1 off SS 1/10 (makes it $1.49 each)

Krusteaz Muffin Mix $2.75 ($1.37 each)
$1 off 2 SS 12/6
.50 off SS 12/6 (makes it .37 each)

Other Deals

Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.79/lb.

Johnsonville Smoked Bratwurst or Ground Italian Sasuage $2.79
.55 off SS 1/17 (makes it $1.69 each)

Land O'Frost Deli Shaved Sandwich Meat $2.50
$1 off 2 RP 1/24

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Allen's Frozen Vegetables $1.67

Happy Savings!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

For this week's TNT Recipe, I am sharing with you my most requested dish. Anytime I am invited over for a potluck dinner, or any family gathering such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or any other holiday that requires a bunch of family cooking, this is what I am required to bring. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. This recipe was given to me by my good friend Evelyn years ago. My immediately family is always mad because I will not make this throughout the year just for regular ole' home dinner because then it ain't special when it comes time to take everywhere else! LOL
2/18/10: Edited to add. Looking for more great potluck recipes? Head on over to Life as Mom where lots of bloggers are sharing wonderful potluck recipes!
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
8 oz. elbow macaroni and cheese
4 c. shredded mild cheddar
8 oz. sour cream
1 c. mayonaise
2 T chopped onion (optional)
1 c Cheese-It crackers, crushed
* Bowl noodles and drain;
* Mix noodles, cheese, sour cream, mayonaise and onions until well mixed.
* Put mixture in greased 9x9 pan, sprinkle top with crackers.
Cook in 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until edges start toasting.
Happy Cooking!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Menu Plan

Wow! Do you believe it is already Monday again! Did you plan your weekly menu last week and did things go smoother because you did so? I hope so.
Here is my tentative plan for this week. I have so much going on over the following week and weekend I really needed to have my dinner plan ready to go for this week!
Monday - BBQ Pork Chops, Macaroni N' Cheese, veggie
Tuesday - Meatballs and Italian Pasta, Cresent Dinner Rolls
Wednesday - Potato Stroganoff, veggie
Thursday - Family Night Out for dinner
Friday - Breakfast for Dinner - pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon
Saturday - Jambalaya
Sunday - BBQ Chicken, Rice, Steamed Veggies
Hope this helps you to make your weekly plan this week!
Happy Planning!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Coupon Link: Dove Products (Money Maker TODAY)

Go here to print off coupons for Dove Products, which includes a $1.50 off coupon for Dove Men+ Care product!! Don't forget, you can use this coupon to actually MAKE MONEY at CVS however, that deal is off TODAY, so be sure to get to CVS before it closes today to get the deal! See my previous CVS deal here on how to make your money when buying this product this week! Any questions, let me know!

Happy Savings!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Frugal Fridays: "I eat Organic. How can I save on those items"

A lot of people these days are trying to follow a more healthy lifestyle, which sometimes include eating organic foods. I will admit that I do not buy organic products myself, at least not on a regular basis, but I have noticed that organic items seem to be a little bit more pricey. To help those of you that prefer the organic food items, I wanted to provide some websites where you may be able to obtain some coupons for those items and try to buy as "frugally" as possible.

Another thing you want to keep in mind, a lot of coupons for a brands "regular" items, will also be able to be used on their "organic" counterpart, if that brand does in fact sell them. For instance, a coupon for Bertolli pasta sauce, would most likely be able to be used to purchase the regular line Bertolli pasta sauce, or their organic pasta sauce, unless the coupon specifically states otherwise. DO NOT simply go by what is pictured on the coupon, you would be surprised how often the picture on the coupon does not accurately represent what the coupon is actually for - - read the print!

Happy Savings!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

CVS - Money Makers This Week 1/31 - 2/6

After looking at the CVS sales paper this week and figuring out what would work best for me, below is the scenario I decided to use for this week. Keep in mind I did not have any ECBs (Extra Care Bucks) to work with since I had previously spent them so I was starting from scratch this week. My main goal was to buy a few things, not come out of pocket a whole bunch, and have some ECBs left over for other stuff.

#1 Checkout
Purchased Dove Men+ Care Face and Body Wash $5.49
Used $1.25 off coupon from 2/1 paper
Total OOP (Out of Pocket): $4.25
Earned: $5.49 ECB

#2 Checkout
Purchased Dove Men+ Care Face and Body Wash $5.49
Purchased Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste $2.99
Used $1.25 off coupon for body wash
Used .50 off coupon for toothpaste
Used $5.49 ECB from #1 checkout
Total OOP: $1.24
Earned: $5.49 for body wash and $2.00 for toothpaste = $7.49 ECBs!!!

So, you see - I spent a total $5.49 of my hard earned cash; actually received $13.97 worth of product and then left the store with $7.49 in ECBs to use on next trip - - - so technically I got all this stuff for "Free" plus they paid me $2.00!!! Make sense??

Happy Savings!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bi Lo Must Have's 2/3 - 2/9

Here is what I see after a quick look at the BiLo paper today. Hope you find something good!

Don't forget:
* BiLo doubles coupons up to 60 cents face value
* BiLo will give you a 5 cent discount for every reusable bag you use on your shopping trip.
* Bilo does NOT take competitor coupons


Lay's Chips $3.99 ($1.99 each)

McC0rmick Taco or Chili Seasoning $1.35 (.67 each)
.25 off 2 RP 1/24 (makes it .85 each)

Tobasco Pepper Sauce $1.82 (.91 each)
.50 off SS 1/31 (MAKES IT FREE)

White House Apple Sauce, 6 pk $1.95 (.98 each)

Chi-Chi's Fajita Tortilla $1.99 (.99 each)
$1 off 2 SS 12/06

Dole Fruit Jars $2.79 ($1.39 each)
.55 off SS 1/10 (Makes it .29 each)
.75 off SS 1/10 (makes it .64 each)
.75 off February All You Magazine

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa $2.16 ($1.08 each)
.50 off 2 SS 1/10 (makes it .58 each)

Hefty Foam Plates/Bowls $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it .49 each)

Hefty Easy Grip Cups $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it .49 each)

Sun Light Dish Liquid $1.49 (.75 each)
.25 off SS 10/4 (makes it .25 each)

Bounty Basic Paper Towels $1.39 (.69 each)
.25 off PG 2/7 (makes it .19 cent)

Wisk Liquid Laundry Detergeant $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1 off RP 1/31 (makes it $2.49)

Ball Park Franks $4.49 ($2.24)
$1 off 2 RP 1/10 ( makes it $1.75 each)
.75 off 2 RP 1/10 (Makes it $1.87 each)
$ 1 off Lite, Turkey, Fate Free or Lower Fat RP 1/10 (makes it $1.24 each)
.55 off Lite, Turkey, Fat Free or Lower Fat $P 1/10 (makes it $1.14 each)

Armour Meatbllas $3.99 ($1.99 each)
.55 off SS 1/31 (makes it .89 each)

Red Delicious Apples 3 lb. $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Lemons, 2 lb. $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Yellow Onions, 3 lb. $2.99 ($1.49 bag)


Fresh Ground Chuck $1.99/lb.

Southern Home Chicken Legs/Thighs .99/lb.

Bonless Beef Cubed Steak $2.69/lb.

Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage $2.99
.55 off SS 1/17 Italian Sausage (makes it $1.89)
.55 off Bratwurts SS 1/17

Kraft Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese $1.67
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it $1.17)

Taco Bell Salsa $2.00
$1 oo February All You Magazine

Texas Pete Hot Sauce or Hot Dog Chili .69 each
.55 off SS 10/18 (makes it FREE)

Russet Potatoes, 5 lb bag $1.99

Pepsi Varieties 12 pk. $2.25 each (must buy 4)

7up, Diet-Rite or RC, 2 liter .99 each

Texas Toast Croutons $1.25
.55 off SS 11/8 (makes it .15 each)
$1 off 2 SS 11/8 (makes it .75 each)

Breakstones Sour Cream .99 each
.55 off SS 1/24 (makes it FREE)
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it .50 each)

Gatorade or G2, 32 oz. .88 each
$1 off 2 RP 1/10 (makes it .48 each)
.50 off RP 1/10 (makes it FREE)

Old El Pasao Dinner Kits $2.00
.55 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .90)

Old El Paso Flour Tortillas $1.50
.55 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .40)

Old El Pasao Taco Shells $1.50
.55 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .40)

Happy Savings!

Publix Must Haves 2/3 - 2/9

Here are what I see as "the deals" this week at Publix. Hope you find something worth buying!

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles coupons up to 50 cents face value!
* You do not have to buy 2 items to get the BOGO special - one item will ring at half price.

BOGO Items

Publix Deli Spinach Dip $3.69 ($1.84 each)

Lloyd's Meats 18 oz tub $5.49 ($2.74 each)
$1 off SS 1/24 (makes it $1.74)
.75 off SS 1/24 (makes it $1.99)

T. Marzetti Dip or Dressing $3.69 ($1.84 each)
.50 off Veggie Dip SS 1/31, 11/22 (makes it .84 each)
$1.00 off Veggie Dip Nov and Dec All You Magazine (makes it .84 each)

French's Classic Yellow Mustard $1.79 (.89 each)
.50 off SS 1/24 (MAKES IT FREE!)
.35 OFF ss 1/24 (makes it .19 each)

Kraft Velveeta Cheese Product $3.85 ($1.92 each)

Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dip $2.00 ($1.00 each)
.75 off SS 12/13 (makes it .25 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it .50 each)
.50 off here (makes it FREE)

Edy's Ice Cream, Yogurt or Sherbert $5.29 ($2.64 each)
$1 off SS 1/31 (makes it $1.64 each)

Pup-Peroni Dog Treats $3.69 ($1.84 each)
$1 off RP 12/13 (makes it .84 each)

Wisk 2X Ultra Laundry Detergeant 100 oz. bottle $9.99 ($4.99 each)
$2 off RP 1/31 (this was a regional area coupon) (makes it $2.99 each)
$1 off RP 1/31 (makes it $3.99 each)

Dixie Plates/Bowls $2.69 ($1.34 each)
.55 RP 1/24 (makes it .79 each)

Dixie Napkins 200 count $2.69 ($1.34 each)
.55 off RP 1/24 (makes it .79 each)
$1.00 off 2 RP 1/24 (makes it .85 each)

Chef Boyardee $1.49 (.74 each)
$1 off 5 SS 1/10 (makes it .54 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10 (makes it .25 each)
B3G1 - January All You Magazine (makes it .55 each)


Breakstone's Sour Cream 99 cents
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it .50 each)
.55 off SS 1/24 (makes it .44 each)

Kraft Shredded Cheese $2.00
$1 off 2 SS 1/3 and 1/24 (makes it $1.50 each)

Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages $2.29
$1 off RP 1/3

Stacy's Pita or Bagel Chips $2.00
$1 off SS 1/24

Happy Savings!


Monday, February 1, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Elcair Dessert

It's Tuesday, which means another 'TNT Recipe" . Since Publix has graham crackers on sale this week, I thought I would share a dessert with you that uses those crackers, that is easy-peasy to make, and flies off the table even faster!

Eclair Dessert

1 Box Graham Crackers
2 small boxes of Vanilla Pudding (can use Sugar Free and your family will never know!)
3 cups milk
1 12oz. container of Cool Whip (can use Fat Free and your family will never know!
1 container Ready to Frost Frosting (just regular, not whipped or nothing fancy)

In a 13x9 dish, line the bottom of the pan with graham crackers. You may have to break a few crackers in half to fit into corners, etc.

Mix together the pudding mixes and milk. Let sit for 2 minutes to thicken. Once thickened, fold the cool whip into the pudding mixture.

Pour half of the pudding mixture easily onto the crackers and spread, being careful not to totally disrupt the crackers underneath.

Put another layer of crackers on top of the pudding mixture you just poured and then pour the remaining pudding on top. Finish with one last layer of crackers on the top.

Remove the lid and foil liner from the frosting container, and place it in the microwave for 1 minute to melt it. Then immediately pour it onto the crackers and smooth across the top of crackers.

Put in refrigerator to "set".

It might not seem like it, but I promise this will taste just like a chocolate covered cream puff when it is ready!

I am not positive on how long it needs to "set", but I normally fix this around mid day when I want to use it that evening.


Happy Cooking!

Monday Menu Plan

Starting today, on Mondays I will try to post my Menu Plan for the week. I have found it is so much easier if I sit down and plan out, at least basically, what I am going to cook for the week. Instead of coming home after working all day and then taking 30 minutes to figure out what I am going to fix, at least I know when I walk in the door and can get busy cooking. This also helps me in remembering to pull out that chicken to thaw the night before, or remembering to get up 5 minutes earlier to throw something in the crockpot.

There are so many people that have said "Wish I could do that". Well - you can! Just remember, just because you make a plan, that don't mean you can't change your mind. But, at least you have something to start with!

Here is my plan for the week, maybe it will help you kick start your menu plan:

Monday - Chili Dogs, Potato Salad and Carrot Sticks

Tuesday - Spaghetti and garlic bread

Wednesday - Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots (crockpot!) - Easy Peasy!

Thursday - Baked pork chops, scalloped potatoes and green beans

Friday - Family Night Dinner Out

Saturday - Sub Ring and chips for lunch; Frozen Pizza for kids (Date Night for the grownups!)

Sunday - Grilled Chicken, Rice, Corn on Cob

Happy Planning!


Hasbro Family Game Night Coupon!

Do you love board games? I love them, but it is hard to get my family to sit down to play one. If it is not something you look at the TV to play and hold a gaming device controller of some sort, I pretty much have to pay them play! (Which I have been known to host "Bingo Night" for the kids and they will play and "suffer through" since they win money......)

Anyway, if you love board games and you actually have a family that will play with you, head over here and get your coupon for $5.00 off select Hasbro Games. There is one particular game on there I have been wanting so I might just have to go get it. Even if I have to line up some stuffed animals to play with me like I did when I was little!
Happy Savings!

Purex Complete 3 in 1 Freebie Sample

Go here and register to receive a 2 pack sample of the new Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets. If you have tried this product before, please feel free to leave a comment telling how you liked it. I can't wait to get my sample in to try them out!

Make it a great week!