Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Hunt's Ketchup

It's not too late to request your Dollar Days Supercenter Savings coupon booklet from Simple & Delicious and ConAgra Foods- go here. Also includes a coupon for a FREE 24 oz. bottle of Hunt's Ketchup.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Marc's deal of the week

Today I got a bag of 4 very large sweet potatoes for $1 at Marc's. I washed them and cut them in half (because they were so big) and put them in the crockpot on low with 1/2 stick of butter. After 6 hours they were perfect!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WFMW: Always Be Prepared

Isn't that the Boyscout motto or something? Well anyway, when you have young children- always be prepared- for messes! My Works For Me Wednesday tip is always have an extra change of clothes. Either in your bag or in the car- it will be a lifesaver! When my daughter was very young I would stash an emergency diaper in the seat storage bins in the van- for just in case! We were at the zoo this weekend and a desperate looking dad approached me and asked if I had a spare diaper- well I don't carry them any more but I bet there is still one in the van!

More WFMW at We Are THAT Family.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Over The Moon Milk

Over The Moon milk (from Reiter Dairy) on sale at Giant Eagle this week for 2/$5 half-gal. Use $1 off coupon from last week's Smart Source insert AND there is a $0.50 hidden catalina you will get back. That's milk for $1 half-gallon!

($1 off online coupon here.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

WFMW: Control garden pests and weeds

Here's some natural garden tips- Works For Me Wednesday edition:

To control weeds in sidewalk or driveway cracks without spray chemicals like Round-Up, use white vinegar full-strength in a spray bottle. Spray liberally on weeds like dandelions. Also salt water works well. Add one cup table salt to one pint of tap water, heat in a pan on the stove to dissolve. Cool and also use in a spray bottle to kill weeds. To keep aphids and garden bugs at bay- make a weak solution of dish detergent in water- you can use a spray bottle or even an empty dish soap bottle to apply to your tomato plants, etc. Sprinkle Borax around the outside of your house to keep ants away. To kill an ant colony- douse it with boiling water. Finally, keep deer and rabbits away from your vegetable garden with human hair. Just scatter some hair clipping on top of your soil or mulch.

More WFMW at We Are THAT Family.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Easy Meal- Crock Pot Country Ribs

My favorite easy meal to make is Crock Pot BBQ Country Ribs. I buy small packages of boneless pork loin ribs whenever I see them on price reduction- they are often very inexpensive- and throw them in the freezer until I have a few pounds of meat. You can brown the meat first in the oven- but I usually just throw it in the crock pot on low with one bottle of BBQ sauce. (All that Kraft BBQ sauce comes in handy!) Cook all day on low (about 6-8 hrs). I find it gets very watery- so I remove some of the liquid and add more BBQ sauce near the end. I serve with mashed potatoes and green beans- but mac-n-cheese would be good too. The best part is the leftover meat. Pull it apart with two forks, add more BBQ sauce and have some pulled pork sandwiches the next day- yum!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Garage Sale Season!

Garage Sale season is in full swing here! Today I scored a bunch of kids toys for $5 total. A Little Tikes picnic table like this one-

and a red plastic kids wheelbarrow complete with little gardening tools, and a sack full of sand toys (shovels, pails, rakes, etc.) Did I say all for $5?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kraft Mac & Cheese catalina deal at GE

There is an unadvertised catalina deal at Giant Eagle this month for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese dinner- pair it with the buy 3 get 1 free coupon here. (thanks Cherry Picker)

Between 5/8-5/31 at Giant Eagle buy Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

buy 4 get $1.00 oyno (off your next order)
buy 5 get $1.50 oyno
buy 6 get $2.00 oyno
(items must be purchased in one shopping order)

(btw- shelf price is $0.92 a box)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Coupons, get your coupons here!

Printable coupons:

$2.50 off Windex Outdoor starter kit here.

$1 off Tide to Go here.

Wet Ones $1 off here.

Dove antiperspirant or body lotion $1.50 off here.

$1 off Blue Bunny frozen yogurt here.

$1 off All Small & Mighty and $0.40 off All 2x here.

Johnson's baby wash $1 off here.

And the motherload of Kraft coupons here!

(Reminder: with most coupons, you can hit your browser back button twice to get 2 coupons to print.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wed May 6 only free 8x10 print at Walgreens

Wednesday May 6 get a free 8x10 print at Walgreens when you use the code MOTHER. Makes a great gift!

Monday, May 4, 2009

$5 CVS Challenge week 5/3-5/9

This is an easy week to learn how to roll some CVS Extra Care bucks into a few good deals. Here's what I got so far at CVS this week:

Buy 1 Colgate Fresh Max toothpaste $2.99- get $2 ECB back
(used $1 online Colgate coupon) spent $1.99 OOP get $2 ECB back

Buy 1 Adidas deodorant $3.99- get $3 ECB back
(used $1 coupon from paper and $2 ECB) spent $0.99 get $3 ECB back

Buy 3 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes @ 3/$10- get $5 ECB back
(used 3- $1 online Kellogg's coupons and $3 ECB) spent $4 OOP get $5 ECB back

I will be rolling this into the Coke deal
with $1 off coupons from
(buy $20 get $10 ECB back)

More $5 Challenge at Keeping the Kingdom First

Saturday, May 2, 2009

CVS & Walgreens changes

Some changes in May for CVS & Walgreens. Walgreens has discontinued its monthly Easy Saver Rebate/coupon booklet. Instead they are having more register rewards and coupons in the weekly ad. CVS has eliminated its monthly Extra Care Bucks booklet- replacing it with a monthly clipless coupon program. Weekly deals in the CVS ad will remain the same- although it seems like there are less and less ECB deals.

Friday, May 1, 2009

50 cent Hot Dogs at Giant Eagle

Bar-S hot dogs are 5/$5 this week at Giant Eagle or $1 a package. Look for $0.50 off coupon "blinkies" right next to the hotdogs making them $0.50 a package. (these coupons do not double)

Target Special K Cereal Deal

Get a $5 gift card when you buy 5 Special K products. Read about it HERE and HERE to get coupons to make this a really good deal!

If you need more milk, it's still $1.99/gal at Giant Eagle (growth hormone-free milk).