1/1/09 $2.97 Starbucks Hot Chocolate
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
1/1/09 $2.97 Starbucks Hot Chocolate
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Just click HERE to sign up and get instructions on how to print your coupon. Apply the coupon somewhere where it is on sale, and save even more! Coupon expires Dec 24th, 2009. :)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
These feelings can wreck havoc on your wallet. When you start to feel this way, take a deep breath, and step away from the store! You have had this planned for 5 weeks now. You will not be paying off credit debt in the new year. You will not have a drained bank account because you have been smart. Find some cheap or free activities to do with the family to take your mind off of shopping and get in to the true spirit of the season. Bake, be festive, and have a very Merry Christmas. :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Yikes, sorry about the link people! Please click HERE for the coupon for a free item (up to a $13 value) with any $10 purchase at Bath & Body Works. (Excludes 3-wick candles, Scentbug and Gift Sets.) Coupon is good through Dec 24th. :)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thanks Lisa for sharing, and welcome to Frugalityville! :)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
However, if you DO scrapbook, you need to check out the Holiday Heyday Clearance Sale going on at my friend Brandie's site. You can get items for as low as a dollar, but you better not wait, it is while supplies last through Dec 17th. Just click HERE to check it out.
- Sara Lee Homestyle Pies & Breyers Ice Cream $2.29/each when you buy a combo of THREE
- Coca Cola 2 liter Products $0.79/each
- Bananas $0.39/pound
- Fresh Selection or Dole Garden Salad $1/each
- 24 pack Kroger Water (16.9oz bottles) $2.50
- Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets $1.89/each
- Kroger Orange Juice, gallon $1.99/each
- Ritz Crackers $1.99
- Kroger 8oz cream cheese or 16 oz cottage cheese, sour cream and dips $0.88/each
- Cross rib roast $1.89/pound
- London broil $2.49/pound
- Boneless pork chops $1.99/pound
- Pork loin roast $1.79/pound
- Fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.99/pound
- Betty Crocker Cake Mix $0.79/each
- Kroger Flour 5lb bags 4/$5.00
- Kroger Granulated Sugar 4lb bags $1.99/each
- Betty Crocker Brownie Mix $0.99/each
- Hershey's Baking Chips 3/$5.00
SATURDAY DEC 5th ONLY 7am-midnight: 50% off Kellogs, Keebler, Kashi or Sunshine regular retail. Combine this with coupons and you could be taking home some stash!
Choose From... * Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies, 14.5 - 18 oz. * Keebler Club Crackers, 9 - 16 oz. * Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, 8.5 - 12 oz. * Keebler Graham Crackers, 14 - 32 oz. * Keebler Multi-Pack Tray Cookies, 11.5 - 16.8 oz. * Keebler Sandies Cookies, 9.5 - 16 oz. * Keebler Vanilla Wafers, 12 oz. * Keebler Zesta Saltine Crackers, 15 - 16 oz., * Keebler Town House Crackers, 9.9 - 16 oz. * Kellogg's Cereals, 20 oz. Raisin Bran, 11.4 - 14 oz. Special K, Select Varieties, 17 oz. Frosted Flakes, 12 - 12.5 oz. Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Rice Krispies, Crispix, 16 oz. Frosted Mini Wheats or 24 oz. Bite-Size Mini Wheats * Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal, 12 - 13.4 oz., * Kashi TLC or Heart to Heart Crackers, 8 oz. * Kellogg's Fruit Snacks or Yogos, 4.2 - 9 oz. * Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars, 10.4 oz. * Kellogg's Pop Tarts, 22 oz. * Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats, 5.9 - 12.2 oz. * Kellogg's Special K Bars, 3.8 - 4.7 oz., Select Varieties * Sunshine Cheez-It or Party Mix, 9 - 21 oz., Select Varieties(*Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any misprints by the grocery store chains OR by me. Check your mailers to confirm prices, or go here to the Smiths website to look at your local AD's for yourself.)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
- Very Best Baking by Nestle has a whole Holiday Village for you to explore
- Bakers Chocolate has a page for Heartfelt gifts that won't break the bank
- Kraft Foods has an Edible Gifts page
- Hershey's Baking has their Tried & True Gifting Recipes
- Betty Crocker has Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen Ideas
- Bright Ideas has all kinds of fun recipes and crafts using M&M's, Snickers, Dove, Twix, 3 Musketeers & Milky Way.
Whatever you choose to bake for your family or friends, make it extra special by attaching the recipe so that the person you give it to can enjoy your gift for years to come!
Friday, November 20, 2009
- Cheerful gift boxes
- Homemade gift card holders
- Doily Gift Wrap
- Printable Mini Shopping Bags
- Yarn Embellishments
- Button Gift Wrap
- Type Written Gift Tags
- Monogram Gift Tags
Remember, the idea is to use stuff you already have on hand, so raid that craft closet and see what you can come up with to use to save even more :)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
- Rent a movie from Red box for just $1, (just be sure to return it the next day)
- Go to a sing-a-long, (Some churches or schools do them... keep an eye out for advertisements)
- Get out board games you haven't played in forever
- Drive around to see the lights in the neighborhood or at the temple, (there is a neighborhood that does "The Night Before Christmas" in Taylorsville, around 5400 South and 3200 West. If you haven't seen it, your kids will LOVE it... it is easy to find, it is COMPLETELY lit up!)
- Bake inexpensive treats and take them to your neighbors to spread the joy.
- Go caroling with friends around the neighborhood
- Camp out in the living room with sleeping bags together
- Have dinner on a blanket by your lit Christmas tree
What other things do you like to do around the Christmas Season that increase the size of your spirit but don't decrease the size of your wallet?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I was at Target today and found myself looking at the cutest box of gift tags ever. They were hand crafted and sparkly... I was so tempted. Then I saw the $9.99 price tag and I woke up to the reality that these were something I could most definitely live without. Scratch buying expensive gift tags and get creative by making your own. Even better, why not have the kids hand make them! Family members (especially grandparents) are sure to ooh and aah over their homemade creations. :)
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
- Give up the expensive meal date night for a few weeks. I am betting that for some of you, this one little change could save ya between $30 and $50 per trip. Think of it as a short term sacrifice. You will give up Chili's or Olive Garden with hubby for the next few weeks and think of something a bit cheaper, but quite possibly more fun... Maybe you can eat dollar burgers with a bottle of sparkling grape juice and wine glasses at the park with the sun roof open... chatting, laughing, looking at the stars... and then go together to purchase a couple of preplanned gifts THAT ARE ON SALE from your list with the money you just saved. :)
- Put on hold going to see that new movie that has just come out with the family and rent one from Red Box instead. You can save $35 or more on tickets for a family of 4 alone, never mind what you will save on all that popcorn, candy and soda!
- Cut down your grocery costs by having pasta a couple of times a week. This little staple is pennies for the pound, and it is filling too! Plus, there are so many different ways you can serve it, and kids generally love it. Need a few recipes to get you started? Start HERE. Eating healthy? Substitute whole wheat pasta... it is a tad more cost wise, but still a very good value and thankfully, there are much better TASTING choices now at the grocery store! Baked potato bars are another cheap choice... 10lb bags of potatoes are selling for under a dollar quite frequently right now, and topping choices are unlimited. Cheese, chopped lunch meat, broccoli, chili, sour cream, butter, bacon, onions... think outside the box for inexpensive dinners.
- Focus your dinner menu for each week around what is on sale or what is in your pantry or freezer already. Visit your favorite grocery store on line and click on the link for their weekly ad. Plan your meals around what they have the biggest savings on... be flexible. Add clipped coupons to your purchases and you could be taking home groceries for free!
These are just a few things that could help you stash some extra cash quick over the next few weeks. What are some extras you can think of that you can cut out that will help give you a budget for Christmas spending?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD Widescreen Edition 2009 $10
Star Trek DVD Single Disc Edition 2009 $10
Julie & Julia DVD 2009 $10
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Single Disc Edition 2009 $10
Terminator Salvation DVD Widescreen Edition 2009 $10
My Sister's Keeper DVD 2009 $10
Angels & Demons DVD 2009 $10
- Decide with your extended family to give family gifts instead of individual ones... a movie basket with a new movie, popcorn and candy; a board game; a new Wii game (some can be purchased for as little as $15)
- Encourage family members to get together and draw names at Thanksgiving. Decide on a preset amount for the gifts to make it fair... this way you only need to buy as many gifts as you have family members.
- Even cheaper, see if the extended family is interested in doing a fun dollar store gag gift exchange with their drawn name. We did this one year for our Christmas In July Family Reunion. The best gift was the person who gave my bald brother a set of combs. It was SO much fun and ended up costing my family $4.
- Talk to the adults in the family about purchasing gifts only for the children. This isn't my favorite idea because it only works if EVERYONE agrees and NO-ONE goes back on it. Otherwise, the people who stuck to the agreement and didn't buy everyone gifts just end up feeling lame.
- Agree with extended family to give gifts of time rather than something that is monetary. For example, your family can give Grandma and Grandpa the gift of shoveling their snow or raking their leaves. Or you could invite them over for a night of games! This can take a lot of thought, but with a well planned, short presentation on the true meaning of Christmas delivered to the kids on Thanksgiving, you could get them on board pretty cleverly. :)
What have you done that worked well in your extended family to help trim down gift giving costs?
Monday, November 9, 2009
There are quite a few reasons people go into debt. Some of them may include:
- They want to give their kids every gift they could ever want.
- They forget what gifts they have already bought, end up buying extra and never return any of them.
- They feel the need to give the biggest, best, most creative presents in the neighborhood.
- Lack of planning means too much money is spent on easily remembered people and the forgotten gifts get charged towards the end.
Well, it's time to dump our hangups with a simple, more frugal Christmas. This is a year we all want to be a little more careful. After all, who knows where the economy is going to take us six months, or even one month from now! Today I simply want to get you thinking. It's early enough at this point to make changes that can turn your Christmas around.
If you can't afford to pay for it with cash, DON'T BUY IT! No exceptions! So first, get yourself a little tiny pocket notebook that fits in your purse. This will be where you can write anything Christmas related such as:
- The EXACT dollar amount you come up with, (include your spouse on this decision if applicable), that you can afford to spend on Christmas Gifts this year. (Remember, CASH ONLY!)
- A list of EVERYONE you want to give a present to. Next to the names allocate a SPECIFIC amount of money from the total dollar amount you came up with.
- A list of people you want to give baked goods or something, (not too expensive), that you make yourself.
- A list of GIFTS you have already purchased to which you will add any and all gifts that you pick up.
- Ingenious gift IDEAS that you come up with on the fly.
Now remember... if you forget to put someone on the list initially and add them later that is fine, but you may have to re-allocate funds if this happens and you have already assigned all your money out! Perhaps you should budget to have a little to the side just in case that happens. :)
For the next six weeks my goal is to try and deliver frequent tips and ideas that I hope can make your Christmas a little less expensive and perhaps even a lot more fun! We are going to work at shaving dollars here and there to make your Christmas heavier on the MERRY and lighter on the wallet! Be sure to come back and visit and please share this website with anyone you think could use a little help this holiday season... and as always, don't forget to share YOUR tips for simplifying Christmas too :)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
- Extra lean ground beef in 2lb or more pkgs $1.79/pound
- Boneless whole pork sirloin (sold in bag) $0.99/pound
- Red seedless grapes $0.99/pound
- Kroger value russet potatoes 10lb bag $0.79
- Small avocados 4/$1
- Medium yellow onions 4lbs/$1
- Large dozen eggs $0.99
- Kroger Orange Juice gallon $1.99
- Kroger mandarin oranges 11oz cans 3/$1
- Kroger tomato sauce 8oz 5/$1 (limit 25 per shopping order)
- 8oz kraft cheese selected varieties 2/$3
- Kroger cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese or dips selected varieties $0.88
- Kroger 4lb bag of sugar $1.79
- Country oven breads 24oz 4/$5
- Keebler Graham Crackers 2lb box $2.99
- 24 pack kroger water $1.99
These items are this price only when you mix/match in sets of ten, so count carefully. (You don't have to have ten of ONE item... you just have to have ten TOTAL.)
- Carnation evaporated milk $0.49
- 2 liter coke products (selected varieties) $0.79
- Tombstone pizza $1.99
- Quaker chewy granola bars or betty crocker fruit snacks selected varieties $1.49
- Large size kellogs cereals or quaker instant oatmeal selected varieties $1.99
- Yoplait yogurt multi-packs selected varieties $1.49
- Buttery Spray or spreads selected varieties $0.99
- Fritos corn chips or bean dip selected varieties $1.49
Prices good through Tuesday, November 10th!(*Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any misprints by the grocery store chains OR by me. Check your mailers to confirm prices, or go here to the Smiths website to look at your local AD's for yourself.)
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
- Roast Sale! Rump roast, Cross Rib Roast, Chuck Roast, Boneless Beef, Round or Truck. $1.89/pound (Super Value Pack.)
- Pork Loin, Rib or Boneless Sirloin Chops $1.29/pound
- Red Seedless Grapes $0.89/pound
- Post Cereal, Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars (selected varieties), $1.50 each when you buy 4. (Limit 2 sets of 4 per transaction.)
- 16oz bars or shredded Kroger Cheese 2/$5 (If you didn't stock up on the 8oz bars last week. )
- Kroger 8oz cream cheese; 16oz cottage cheese, sour cream or dips $0.88
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.29/pound (super value pack) or $0.99/pound if you buy a 40lb case!
- Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream $0.99 each LIMIT 4 per transaction!
- John Morrell Meat Franks 16oz (excluding beef) $0.49
- Sunny D 64oz $0.83
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Boneless pork loin roast (in the vacuum sealed packages) is just $1.29/pound. Get a few, cut them up and freeze them! I always post when this comes on super sale because it is so versatile. You can cut it into thick chops and stuff them, slice thinly to quick fry, roast it or do pulled pork, including the cafe rio pork recipe posted here. It's boneless, it's delicious, and it's cheap!
The other item you just have to pick up is the Kroger cheese. It is 99c for 8oz (bars or shredded), and there is no limit. They have lots of different kinds including monterey jack, colby, extra sharp, marbled, Italian blend, pizza blend and nacho blend. You can freeze cheese although it is more crumbly after it has been frozen so it will be better for recipes than sandwiches. :)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Grocery stores aren't the only places that will give you a rain check. I often have gotten a rain check from Target for super deals that I want that they sell out of quickly. Take for example my panini maker and my counter top griddle, both of which were on SUPER (over 50% off) sale before Christmas last year. They sold out quickly on the Sunday, (which I always miss out on because I don't shop on Sundays), but they gave me a rain check so I could buy it any time over the next few weeks.
Some stores won't give rain checks for certain items but a good rule of thumb is that if it doesn't say in the ad that they won't give rain checks, they usually will. IT CERTAINLY NEVER HURTS TO ASK! :)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Find out how to photograph a football game, or how to make a pirate sword for a Halloween costume. Learn to make a prom corsage or how to set a table for a buffet or formal dinner. Need a faucet replaced or want to put in a towel bar? Before you pay someone to do it for you, have a look and see if it is something you can do yourself.
Don't forget to check out the wild and wacky category before you leave the site. Where else can you learn how to mummify a fish or dissect a cows eye? Enjoy :)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
"...Do you have any suggestions on where to get stuff for good prices when it comes to clothes & shoes (besides Park City outlets!) I'm afraid our clothes budget is going to be sky rocketing in the near future and any $ I can save would be helpful! :)"
I myself have kids that can be finicky about what clothes and shoes they are wearing. My (almost) 13 year old son thinks he can't wear any t-shirts that aren't Quicksilver, DC Shoes, Hurley, Fox, or one of the other "skater brands". Problem with that is that I am not willing to pay $25 for a t-shirt from the retail stores. So what is my solution? Well one of them is:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Visit http://www.dineoround.com/ to see which restaurants are participating in which price range and then give them a call ahead to see what their special includes. I called the Garden ($15 for dinner) and they don't give you a choice... their entree is the 3 cheese ravioli with lobster sauce. You also get a tomato and cheese salad and an ice cream dessert. Still, for $15 a head, it's a nice way to try out a restaurant that you might not try otherwise. Having eaten at The Garden before, I can tell you their food is very good quality and the atmosphere is just wonderful.
Check our dineoround.com to set up a dining adventure for you and that special someone this month!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Take a look at your Smiths Card. If it doesn't say "Fresh Values Rewards Card", you need to upgrade so talk to a Smiths associate next time you are there. Every dollar spent earns you a point. Bonus points can also be earned by filling prescriptions, bringing your own bags and signing up for email bonus offers. 500 points gets you a $5.00 reward certificate with $1 extra for every other 100 points you earn. Rewards certificates are sent out every three months and the certificates spend just like cash at Smith's. Click here for additional information about the program.
This week at Smiths you can take advantage of their case lot sale while supplies last! The idea here is that you get a better price because you are buying a case instead of just one or two. (A good way to build up your food storage.) Here are some examples of this weeks potential savings:
- Betty Crocker Cake Mixes end up $0.90/each when you buy a case of 12. You CAN mix and match flavors.
- Kroger Boxed Macaroni & Cheese end up 3/$1.00 when you buy a case of 48
- Maruchan Ramen Noodles end up 8/$1.00 when you buy a case of 24
- Kroger Value Granulated Sugar 4lb bags end up $1.89 each when you buy a case of 10
- Hunts Pasta Sauce ends up just $0.69 each when you buy a case of 12
- Duncan Hines Regular Brownie Mix ends up $0.90 each when you guys a case of 12
- Kroger Chicken Noodle Soup 10.5oz cans end up 2/$1.00 when you buy a case of 24
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix ends up $0.33 each when you buy a case of 24
Get the point? Take a look at your local smiths Ad here to see what else they are offering in their case lot sale and take this opportunity to build your food storage by at least one or two cases of something. But don't forget to make sure you have a fresh value REWARDS card first so that your purchases go towards your rewards certificate. :)
(*Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any misprints by the grocery store chains OR by me. Check your mailers to confirm prices, or go online here for Smiths to look at the AD's for yourself.)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Need ideas on what to do with this meat? Well if you want super simple, you can just put one of the roasts in the crock pot, season with salt and pepper, cover with large chunks of raw onions, then add chopped potatoes and mini-carrots. Pour a can of chicken broth over the top and cook on high for about 6-7 hours. Yum.
However, my all time favorite recipe for pork loin is the Cafe Rio Sweet Pork recipe:
1 good size pork loin
Put the pork loin and 1 can of coke in the crock pot. Cook the roast on high for 5 hours. Drain off coke and mix together the other can of coke, the jar of salsa (I blend it to get rid of the chunks), and the 2 cups of brown sugar. Cut the roast in half, and pour the mixture over it. Cook an additional 3 hours on high and then shred the pork with two forks. Put the crock pot on low until ready to serve.
Serve on tortillas with rice and veggies... or go the whole mile and make all the salad toppings including the Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing:
1 cup buttermilk
Blend all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve. (At least one hour.)
(*HOAD=heck of a deal)
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
- Mobile Phone Chargers (these continue to use electricity even when your phone is not attached!)
- Fax machines
- Cable Boxes
- Video Game Systems
- Radios/Audio Systems
- Microwave Ovens (if you leave the door open, you are burning about 8x as much energy.)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
- Petite Cut Sirloin Steak $1.99/pound
- Boneless Pork Loin Chops $2.29/pound
- Tyson Fresh Chicken boneless, skinless breasts or tenderloins $1.99/pound
- Tomatoes on the vine $0.99/pound
- Peaches or nectarines $0.89/pound
- Kroger Value 10lb Bag Russet Potatoes $1.79
- Kroger Orange Juice 1 gallon $1.99
- Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick $0.88
The following items are parts of the Save $5 instantly Mega Savings Event. You have to buy a combination of 10 items to get the listed price for each item. However, you can buy 5 of one item and 5 of another, or 10 different listed items... however you want. (Check with your store to see if there is a limit on how many of combinations of 10 you can purchase.)
- General Mills or Quaker Cereals selected varieties $1.49
- Progresso Soups selected varieties $1.00
- Sobe or Sobe Life Water $0.39
- Quaker Quakes Rice Cakes $0.49
- Nature Valley, Fiber One, Quaker bars & oatmeal selected varieties $1.99
- Quaker chewy granola bars $1.49
- 24 pack Aquafina Water 16.9oz bottles $2.99
- Hamburger helper $0.89
- Betty Crocker cookie pouch or premium brownies $1.49
- Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $1.49
(*Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any misprints by the grocery store chains OR by me. Check your mailers to confirm prices, or go online here for Smiths to look at the AD's for yourself.)