Saturday, July 31, 2010

Piggly Wiggly deals 7/28 - 8/3. Midwest locations.

These prices apply to Piggly Wiggly stores in the Midwest. See if your store is included here. Don't forget to print out your Online Exclusive Coupons. This week's coupon (for my area) is for $1.29 Jif Peanut Butter in 17.3 to 18 oz. sizes. Also, select 12 oz. Smuckers Jelly, Jam or Preserves or 10 oz. Smuckers Simply Fruit. You can use these coupons when you spend $10. Since these are Pig coupons you can stack them with mfr. coupons too. I am also really liking that Piggly Wiggly is participating in the EZ Pic dicount program. It's like eco-friendly coupons. No need to clip. No card to load them onto. If you buy the qualifying amount of a product the sale price just rings up at the register. I will try to note when an item is an EZ Pic product. I have not been doing so in the past. My Piggly Wiggly (Little Chute) accepts IP (Internet Print) coupons up to $2.50 $2.00. They no longer accept any IP coupons that have the word FREE in the title. No BOGO (buy one get one) or just plain FREE coupons. None. Zero. Zilch. Also no % off. These are new rules. Yours may vary.

-80% Lean - 3-lbs. or More Ground Beef $1.89/lb. Cheaper at Save A Lot this week.
-Certified Angus Beef Boneless Rump or Bottom Round Roast $1.99/lb.
-Farmland Fresh Preferred Natural - Semi-Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast $1.59/lb.
-Farmland Fresh Preferred Natural Country Style Pork Ribs $1.59/lb. Not the best price, but if you really need them.
-Previously Frozen Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.
-7 to 9-oz. Select Varieties Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Turkey, Roast Beef, Chicken or Ham  $1/1 here.
-Ocean Eclipse or Ocean Market - 3.2 to 4-oz. Salmon Portions, Salmon Burgers or Tilapia Fillets $1.00. This is a great price for Salmon per pound.

-6 to 8 oz. Package Food Club Chunk or Shredded Cheese $1.33. This seems to a pretty decent price lately.
-4 to 6-oz. - Light Thick'n Creamy, Whipped, Light Fat Free, Thick'n Creamy or Original Yoplait Yogurt $0.40 each. Limit 10. $0.55/2 here.
-48-oz. - Sherbet, Frozen Yogurt, Loaded Frozen Dairy Dessert, No Sugar Ice Cream, Slow Churn Light or Edy's Grand Ice Cream $2.49
- 3-lb. Reser's Salads $2.99 $1/1 here.
-20 oz. Package Lynden Farms Frozen Shoestring Potatoes $0.69.
- 10-Count Package Eggo Frozen Waffles $0.99 $1/2 in 6/20 RP found in Milwaukee Journal.

-10 Count Package Capri Sun Fruit Juice Drinks $1.49 when you buy 3. Limit 3. This is an EZ Pic coupon/discount.
-9.5 to 15-oz. Package Nabisco Chips Ahoy $1.79. Limit 2. Monday will bring a new Facebook coupon.
-12-Count Package Taco Bell Taco Shells $0.99.
-16-oz. Jar - Mild or Medium Taco Bell Thick & Chunky Salsa $1.99.
-16-oz. Can Taco Bell Refried Beans $0.99
-8-oz. Bag Fresh Express Lettuce Shreds $1.79
Use two of the $0.75/2 here this should make for an even better deal :)
-4-oz. Package Idahoan Mashed Potatoes BOGO. Use $0.75/3 here.
-12-Count Double Rolls Northern Bathroom Tissue $4.99. Limit 2.

-California Large, Red Seedless Grapes $0.99/lb. I've been waiting for non imported grapes. :)
-Ripe and Ready to Eat California Peaches $0.79/lb.

New IP coupon policy at my store and maybe yours too....
No BOGO free coupons, no free item coupons, no % off and nothing over $2.00. Just so you know. :)

Don't forget to bring in your reusable green bags for a $0.05 discount!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Toys/Babies R Us members only sale. TODAY ONLY!

Are you a member of the Toys/Babies R Us Rewards program? Well, today only they are having a members only shopping event. There is a great deal on jars of Earth's Best baby food. If you need to sign up you can do so here. This will allow you to print a temporary card to use until your real ones arrive in the mail. They are just like any other club cards. You get a big one to stick in your wallet and a couple for key chains.

You can get 20 jars for $10 for 1st and 2nd foods. You can get third foods 10 jars for $10. Just click on the links to print your coupons. You must buy twenty 1st/2nd or ten 3rd foods. The awesome part about Toys/Babies R Us is that you can stack their store coupons with mfr. coupons. Here are some ideas for coupons to stack:

- If you buy any other the Earth's Best infant cereals the back always has a coupon you can cut off the box. I have one in front of me for $1 off 10. You could use two of these to get your 1st/2nd foods for $0.40! That's an awesome deal for organic baby food in my honest opinion. I was buying the organic store brand for $0.50 on sale. Even if you used it for the 3rd foods it comes out to be  $0.90 each.

- $1 off seven jars of baby food here. Print two and your baby food will be $0.40 each for the 1st/2nd foods and $0.90 for the 3rd foods. Limit 3 prints.

-$1 off 6 in March issue of American Baby. Expires 7/31 so this is perfect timing.

Another noteworthy deal for members only is the Crane Cow or Frog Humidifiers are 50% off with members only coupon. Also The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is 50% off with members only coupon. I have sooo wanted one of those Exergen thermometers. Not too sure where's you find coupons for either one of these.

Thanks for the heads up Your Green Helper!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Save A Lot specials 7/28 - 8/3. Little Chute location.

Here is what's on sale at Save A Lot this week:

  • (Family Pack) Ground Beef-$1.39/lb. Smaller packs-$1.59/lb. This is a great price right now. It hasn't dropped below $1.69 in a long time. Last summer it was $0.99/lb. I don't see that happening.

  • (Family Pack) Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops-$1.79/lb. Smaller packs-$1.99/lb.

  • Pork Roasts-$1.59/lb.

  • 19.76 oz. Johnsonville Brats, Italian Sausage or Beer Brats-$3.29.

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts-$1.99/lb.

  • Homemade Ground Pork/Italian Sausage-$1.89/lb.

  • 16 oz. Sugardale Cheese Weiners-$0.99.

  • 10 lb. box 1/4 lb. Beef Patties-$20.00. Smaller packs-$2.29/lb.

  • Bananas-$0.33/lb. Great price!

  • Seedless Green Grapes-$0.99/lb.

  • 3 lb. bag Granny Smith Apples-$2.50.

  • 4 quart pail World's Fair Ice Cream-$3.99.

Don't forget to sign up for the Smart Shopper's Club and you can get $5 off a purchase of $25. Plus you can earn one more coupon for every friend you tell (up to 5 friends)! Note: They have to join in order for you to get the $5 coupon. Visit Save A Lot's website to see more deals. When you are there enter to win a $200 Save A Lot gift card  plus 50,000 Bonus Box Tops 4 Education or one of 300 $20 Save A Lot gift cards. The deals posted above are local to me, but may not be local to you. :) There are also great printable coupons on their site. Some aren't even specific to Save A Lot. Bring your own bags/boxes to save yourself some $ as Save A Lot charges you for bags, but you can use any of the boxes available for free. Save A Lot accepts cash, check, food stamps, credit and debit cards and WIC.

*You can play the instant win game to try and win the $20 gift card everyday!


Open only to those 18 and up, and residents of the United States and D.C., except residents of AK, AZ, HI, ID, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, SD, UT, VT, and WY.

Ends October 25, 2010.

Green Blog Hop. Come join in the fun!

This is my first blog hop so I'm pretty darn excited.  Here's what you need to do:

  1. Follow the first three blogs (Going Green with Noah, Tales of the Wife, and And Then There Were 4). This is mandatory.
  2. Add your blog to the McLinky. You'll see this down down down at the bottom of this post.
  3. Follow as many blogs as you like. The rule is you follow me and I'll follow you. Ok, it's not a rule, but I'm all about karma. Treat those as you want to be treated. Listen to what your mama told you. :)
  4. This Green Blog Hop McLinky starts on Tuesday night and ends Wednesday night. You have the rest of the week to follow and be followed.
  5. Create a blog post about the Green Blog Hop and include the Green Blog Hop button (up top). Please don't copy mine. Get creative.

Please note that this list will not carry over next week. Feel free to come back and add your name to the list again next Tuesday.

My Target run.

Lookie lookie. I got all this stuff for $11.88 last night. I bought 13 items so it evens out that each item was less than $1. That makes me a happy girl. I suggest playing the SoBe Heads or Tails game everyday. Every time I play I get a BOGO coupon or a FREE coupon. I stacked Target coupons and Mfr. coupons for the Wonka candy bar to be $0.29 and both SoBe were FREE. I used a Target IP coupons for the Chef Boyardee to make it FREE.. I used only a Mfr. coupon for the Bounty to make it FREE. The rest were on clearance. All the little girl shorts were $1 (go get some there are lots there!) or $0.75. Make sure you wonder around the whole toddler section as they were in different places. Those adorable little open toed baby girl Louboutins....okay, they aren't Louboutins....were $1.98! Only have NB size left. These were found by the cribs. The little blue summer cover up/dress was $2.48. The Solar Powered blue toddler shirt (my personal favorite) was $1! The red toddler boy shorts were $0.75! Those are rummage sale prices people. RUMMAGE....SALE.....PRICES! The Market Pantry choco covered raisins are for a watermelon cake I am making this weekend. Pics to follow if I remember. They weren't on sale, but I needed them. Yeh that's right. I buy things not on sale. Sometimes. And it hurts. A lot. Ha! I used a reusable bag so I got a $0.05 discount. I did notice that this time I did not get any overage which is fine with me, but it's so up in the air. Sometimes I get it and sometimes I don't. Maybe their new system is programmed not to now. Hay Chihuahua.

Other noteables that may even make me go back:

Michael Graves Baby food/milk travel case-$1.99 (was $4.99).
Toddler Boys sandals-$6.58. I bet they will go lower in weeks to come.
Mossimo summer dresses-$10.50 (was $15). I bet they will go lower in weeks to come.
Annies Bunny Grahams-$2.35 (substitution for out of stock Ritz Crackerfuls, but yet they were on the self.).
Burt's Bees Tothpaste plus bonus lip balm-$3.99.
Gerber Graduates Yogurt Blends Try Me Free peelies on package.
Earth's Best baby food-$0.69.

I hope this benefits you better than me rangling up receipts from the prior week and telling you my bargains. They are useless to you once the sales are over. I'm not sure which way I'll go on this, but maybe it'll be a little of this and a little of that. I'm indecisive ya know. Feel free to share your deals and steals.

McDonald's peelies for FREE Smoothie or Frappe!

Free small (12 oz.) Smoothie or Frappe peelies on large sodas. They happen to be $1 in my neck of the woods. I haven't tried the Smoothies, but dang those Frappes are good. I had a bunch of free Frappe coupons a while back and gave a few away (I believe in karma!) and used every last one that I had. Mmm! Are you guys seeing these? I sure hope so.

Stovetop popcorn recipe!

One of my fond childhood memories is eating freshly made popcorn. And not that garbage out of a bag. I am no popcorn snob, but popcorn out of a bag is like ham out of a can to me. No offense to either, but sometimes I just want real tasting popcorn. I do keep microwave popcorn in my home on occasion so please recycle that hate mail you are about to send. And it's that kind that leaves your mouth feeling liked you just ate a tub of Crisco. I know you know what I am talking about.  What can I say? I am a butter lover.

When we made popcorn as kids it was in a Stir Crazy popper. You know those black, domed poppers that melted the butter on top and then you turned it over and ate it out of the big dome. It was sooo good. Those days are long gone and so is that popper. I have an air popper, but that just isn't the same. As one person put it.....they'd rather snack on packing peanuts. Hmm. I love that homemade popcorn is a frugal option too. I wait until I find popping corn on major sale and then freeze it. Here is a recipe that is as close to Stir Crazy (or fill in your favorite childhood popcorn memory) as it gets.

Stovetop Popcorn (adapted a teensy bit from Simply Recipes. Go have a looksy here.)

Go get it:

1/2 cup popping corn
3 or 4 tablespoons coconut oil (Any high smoke point oil such as canola, peanut or grape seed works well.)
toppings of your choice

Go make it:

Add your oil to a heavy bottomed 3 quart or larger pan. You will need to cover it later too so go ahead and dig out the cover. Heat on medium high heat. Add salt to the oil if you are planning on adding it later as a topping. Trust me now or never. Add a couple of kernels of corn to the oil. Cover pan and wait until the kernels have started popping (Or better yet until they are done popping or they may fly across your kitchen!) and then add the rest of the popping corn. Make sure the cover is put back on. As soon as the popping corn starts doing what it's supposed to shake it like your life depended on it. No kidding. Now if you are able....tip the lid so the steam escapes. This will ensure crunchy popcorn. Now you may want to don oven mits or shake at your own risk. When popping has slowed down to every couple of seconds remove from heat. Now is a good time to add your butter if you so desire. The hot pan will melt it perfectly. Did I tell you to stop shaking? Keep going! Okay, before your arms break off you can go grab a big spoon or spatula and stir it the rest of the way. This is so your butter gets evenly adhered. Now add your salt....wait a minute. Aren't you paying any attention?! You already added your salt. The best part is if you waited too long normally your salt won't stick.....well we don't have that problem do we? See if you put it in the oil it is being perfectly placed on your popcorn as it is cooked and then violently shaken. Some other fun toppings are:

- Butter of course
- Seasoned Salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Sea Salt
- Brown sugar or plain jane cane sugar (think Kettle Corn)
- Tobasco
- Chili Powder
- Any other fun suggestions?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Office Depot: 12 notebooks for $1.00!

If you head on over to Office Depot's website you can get some pretty cheap wire bound notebooks. They have 6 packs for $0.50. Limit 2. You can pick between college rule and wide rule. To get this awesome deal select in store pick up when adding the notebooks to your cart. I hope my picture down there isn't too hard to read. Basically the notebooks were $3 each and it deducted $5 plus free in store pick up. Add sales tax. I haven't been school supply bargain hunting so you let me know if this isn't a great deal.

Seventh Generation strikes a deal with Walmart. Hmm.

I found this news very interesting. I'm not a huge Walmart shopper. I don't avoid the store, but I don't make a point to go there unless I will be in the area. I would say that Walmart and I are not on the same page. We stand for different things. We hang out with different people. Capisce?

I read in the Wall Street Journal that Seventh Generation will make the move starting in August and be fully on Walmart's shelves by September. The crazy part is co-founder Jeffery Hollender swore that "hell would freeze over" before he would partner with a store like Walmart. That's where the Hmm in my title comes from. He has now changed his tune. “At this point, we now believe that we can have a bigger impact by partnering with Walmart than by shunning it,” said Hollender.

I am wondering how the prcies will compare and what they will all carry. I read that general purpose cleaners will be put out first and  then baby items and other types of cleaners will follow. I hope this is a step in the right direction for Walmart and not two steps back for Seventh Generation. 

Coupons! Get your coupons!

The latest and greatest:

Genesis Today
$1/1 Genesis Today 64 oz. Acai Berry Juice here.

$1/2 here. Bricks coupon.

Snickers Ice Cream
$1/1 here.

Daisy Cottage Cheese
$0.65/1 after entering Freshen Up Your Fridge contest here. Coupon prints immediately after you click on image.

Taco Bell Home Originals
$0.75/2 here.

Weight Watchers Smart Ones
$4/10 after taking a short survey here.

Reynolds Wrap Non Stick Foil
$1.25/1 here.

$0.50/2 Nestle Morsels here.
$1/1 NESTLÉ® Refrigerated Cookie Dough here.
$0.50/2 cans of NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk here.

Lean Cuisine Market Creations (bag)
$1/2 here. Bricks coupon.

8th Continent Soy Milk
$1/1 here. Bricks coupon. Coupon found in upper right corner.

Cutter Insect Repellent
$1 off when you like them on Facebook.

Honey Nut Cheerios
Play to win a years supply of cereal plus print a coupon for $0.75/1 here. Bricks coupon.

Simple and Delicious
$1/1 Orville Redenbacher Cheddar Cheese or Spicy Nacho popcorn.
$1.25 off Orville Redenbacher and M&Ms when purchased together. (new)
$1/1 Eagle Mills flour made with Ultragrain Whole Wheat.

Quaker Rice or Multigrain Snacks
$1/2 here. Scroll down a little. It's on the left.

Baskin Robbins
BOGO regular soft serve ice cream cone here. May want to call your store first.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Feeling Lucky?

I have always been a fan of entering sweeps, giveaways, you name it. I enter to win cakes from bakeries, trips from the grocery stores and one of the easiest ways to enter is right from the comfort of my own home. I heart online sweeps and giveaways. So many wonderful blogs and websites host sweeps and giveaways daily. I always like to share my favorites with friends, relatives and you guys.

Powered by BannerFans.comis giving away Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach to one lucky winner.  Giveaway ends July 26 at 11:59 pm EST so hurry.

is giving away an Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer! Ends August 5.  You know if you print coupons that you need this! Find out more about Epson here.

Photobucketis giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. Hot damn! When she reaches 150 followers one lucky winna will be selected. It could be you!

Organic Deals - Helping Moms Go Organic Without Going Brokeis giving away a whole Taste of California Collection from the Newhall Coffee. Giveaway ends July 27 at 5 pm PST.

Village of Momsis giving away a bottle of Tropical Traditions Organic Insect Repellent. Ends August 5 at 11:59 EST. Good luck!

is giving away Rash Guards from Sun Protection Zone. Ends August 9 at 9 pm EST. Also being given away is a wall clock of your choice from Mudpuppy. I would pick the Monkey clock. :) Giveaway ends August 2 at 9 pm EST. Also being given away is a pair of Ethel Gloves. They come in Bamboo so that makes me very happy. Ends August 2 at 9 pm EST. Also being given away is a pair of Zuzatz sandals. Very neat idea they have there. Ends August 2 at 9 pm EST. Another awesome giveaway is Hearthsong's Tether Ball! Now we're talkin! Ends August 2 at 9 pm EST.

Sisterly Savingsis giving away lots of fun stuff! First is a Sodastream Basic Fountain Jet Start Up Package. Ends August 9 at 11:59 pm PST.

is giving away tons and tons of things so get your hiney over there. Here are some of my favorites. First off is a wonderful totally needed for BFing mommies. It's an Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump! Holy smokes I know!! Ends August 17. Second, a Sodastream Basic Fountain Jet Start Up Package! Ends August 9. Enter at Sisterly Savings (see above) too.

is giving away lots of goodies too. :) I luv goodies. They come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of those sizes and shapes.  First up, The Divvies Bakery Cookbook. Ends August 6 at 10 pm EST. Also, Aurorae Yoga Mat plus Accessories. Hurry this one ends July 29 at 10 pm EST!

is giving away a Tanner's Tasty Paste prize pack that includes 4 tubes of Cha Cha Chocolate! Ends July 28. Learn more about Tanner's Tasy Paste here. Also being given away is a Tiny Soles gift card in the amount of $30. Nice! Visit Tiny Soles here. Ends August 4.

Free shipping from the Disney Store.

Buy any one back to school item from the Disney Store and your whole order ships for free using coupon code SCHOOLSHIP. Offer expires August 3. Note: If using multiple coupon codes remember to hit SUBMIT after each code for them all to apply. Their organic graphic tees are 2 for $18. Their small (12 oz.) Disney character aluminum water bottles are $8.50. The larger (24 oz.) ones are $10.50. An item not considered back to school, but oh so cute and eco-friendly is the Organic ''I Hug Little Trees'' Mickey Mouse Bodysuit Tee for Infants $4.99 Camp Rock tees are only $1.99! Those last two items are found in the Disney Outlet.

Free shipping today only from Tropical Traditions.

Today only Tropical Traditions is offering up free ground shipping on orders in the lower 48 states.  Offer good until midnight on July 26. There are some restrictions. Read more here. I am a pretty big fan of Tropical Traditions. So free shipping makes me a happy girl!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

How does your garden grow? Part 19: Creamy Cucumber recipe.

It's cucumber time! Are your cukes ready? I've got all shapes and sizes. As you can see from the picture above. :) I love to eat cukes fresh out of the garden. Usually in a salad or plain with salt and pepper. Sometimes I run out of ideas. Today I am going to share with you a recipe that makes a great side dish for a BBQ or any summer dinner.

Creamy Cucumbers

Go get it:

3-5 medium or small cucumbers
2 Tablespoon sugar (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
White vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried dill (fresh works too if you have it on hand)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup sour cream
onion (optional)

Go make it:

Slice cucumbers very thin. I used a mandolione. Works like a charm. Just don't slice your fingers.

Place in a bowl and sprinkle sugar and salt over top. Mix well. Add enough vinegar to cover them. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Now drain all of the vinegar off. Make sure you get every last drop or your creamy cucumbers will be soupy. Add sour cream, onion, pepper and dill. Mix well. Refrigerate until well chilled.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Piggly Wiggly deals 7/21 - 7/27. Midwest ad match ups.

These prices apply to Piggly Wiggly stores in the Midwest. See if your store is included here. Don't forget to print out your Online Exclusive Coupons. This week's coupon (for my area) is for $1.49 7.7 to 16 oz. Keebler or Scooby Doo Grahams, Zesta or Townhouse Crackers, 6.3 oz. Kellogg's Fiber Plus Bars, 12 count Kellogg's Pop Tarts, 9.75 to 14 oz Chees-Its. You can use this coupon when you spend $10. Since this is a Pig coupon you can stack it with mfr. coupons too. My Piggly Wiggly (Little Chute) accepts IP (Internet Print) coupons up to $2.50. Yours may vary.

Mix or Match...
Buy any 10 and get the 11th FREE! (No rainchecks, must use Pig card.)

- 6-Count Package Food Club English Muffins
- 11.5-oz. Package Bagels Forever
- 5-Count Package David's Deli Bagels
- 18.25 to 18.9-oz. Package Pillsbury Cake Mix
- .6 to 6-oz. Package - Regular or Sugar Free Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin Mix
- 18.3 or 19.9-oz. - Fudge or Dark Chocolate Fudge Betty Crocker Brownie Mix $0.75/2 here or here.
- 5.4-oz. Package Food Club Fruit Snacks
- 1 Liter or 20-oz. Bottle Smartwater or Vitaminwater $1/2 in August issue All You.
- 16-oz. Bottle Snapple Iced Tea or Fruit Drink
- 6-Pack, 16.9-oz. Bottles Absopure Spring Water
- 2-Liter Bottle - Select Varieties 7-UP or Dr. Pepper
- 24 or 32-oz. Bottle Propel Flavored Water or Gatorade
- 11 to 15.25-oz. Can - Select Varieties Green Giant Vegetables
- 11-oz. Can - In Light Syrup Dole Mandarin Oranges $0.50/2 in 6/20 SS (found in Milwaukee Journal paper)
- 16-oz. Can Bush's Best Baked Beans
- 2.6 to 3-oz. Pouch - Solid Chunk or Chunk Light in Water Tuna or 5-oz. Can StarKist Chunk White Albacore Tuna Buy 2 Pouch Products and get 1 FREE Starkist Tuna Salad or Creations Pouch in 6/20 RP (found in paper from Milwaukee Journal) and July All You magazine.
- 26 to 26.5-oz. Can Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce
- 28-oz. Can Food Club Canned Tomatoes
- 10-oz. Bag Food Club Pretzels
- 2.5 to 4-oz. Package Frito Lay Extra Value Snacks
- 1.5-oz. Package Berres Brothers Single Pot Coffee
- 7.5-oz. Size - Adjustable Renuzit Air Freshener $0.55/3 in 7/25 RP???
- 11.5-oz. Size - Antibacterial Valu Time Liquid Soap
- 10-Count Package - Vinyl or Laytex Domestix Disposable Gloves
- 16-oz. Bottle - Wintergreen or Top Care Isopropyl Alcohol
- 18-Count Package Top Care Nasal Decongestant PE Tablets
- 300-Count Package Valu Time Cotton Swabs
- 200-Count Package - White Valu Time Paper Napkins
- 60-Count Cube or 72-Count - Ultra Pop-up Puffs Facial Tissue
- Single Roll - Regular Prints Bounty Basic Towels
- 3-oz. Patrick Cudahy Sliced Pepperoni
- 6-oz. Butterball Turkey Bacon $0.75/1 in 6/27 SS (found in Milwaukee Journal)
- 6.4 to 7-oz. - Select Varieties Banquet Brown'N Serve Breakfast Links or Patties
- 8-oz. Size - Original or Reduced Fat Crystal Farms Cream Cheese
- 10 to 12-oz. - Squash, Diced Onions, Diced Green Peppers or Food Club Chopped Broccoli
- 10-oz. Package - Chopped or Leaf Countrys' Delight Frozen Spinach
- 12-oz. - Select Apple, Cranberry or 100% Juice Varieties Old Orchard Frozen Juice $1/4 here.
- 32-oz. Package - Select Varieties Lynden Farms Frozen Potatoes
- 5 to 10.25-oz. Size - Select Varieties Banquet Frozen Entrees $1.50/4 here. Print twice, but don't refresh.
- 5.51 to 10.42-oz. Package Larry's Potatoes, Tony's Pouches, Crispy Crust or Micro 4 One Pizza
- 6-oz. - Select Varieties Cooking Master Chicken Entrees
- 8-oz. - Select Varieties Chimichangas or El Monterey Twin Pack Burritos
- 8-oz. Package Campione Frozen Mini Garlic Loaf
- 8-oz. Size Food Club Frozen Whipped Topping
- 12-oz. - Nestle Lemonade Cups or 3.6-oz. Haagen Dazs Cups $1/3 Haagen Daz in July issue All You.
- Frozen 6-Count - Orange Push-Pops or 12-Count Food Club Banana, Tropical, Rainbow or Red/White/Blue Pops
- 64-oz. Bottle - Ruby Red Grapefruit or Old Orchard Apple Juice Blends $0.50/1 here.
- 3-Count Package Food Club Microwave Popcorn
- 12 to 16-oz. Package - Select Varieties Creamette Pasta
- 7.5-oz. Bowls or 14.5 to 15-oz. Can - Select Varieties Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta or Microwave Bowls $1.50/4 here. Print twice, but don't refresh. Go back to initial page.
- 2.2 to 2.8-oz. Chiquita Fruit or Snack Bites
- 8-oz. Del Monte Fruit Naturals
- Bolthouse Farms - 1-lb. Bag Baby Carrots
- Hass Avocados
- Pennsylvania Dutchman - 8-oz. Whole White Mushrooms


- Certified Angus Beef Boneless English-Cut Chuck Roast $1.99/lb.
- Certified Angus Beef Boneless Boston Rolled Chuck Roast $2.29/lb.
- 8-oz. - Select Varieties Trans Ocean Imitation Crab or Lobster Classic
- Turkey from the deli $1.99/lb.

- Food Club White Vinegar 128 oz. $1.49.
- Kraft Easy Mac 1.9 to 2.5 oz. cup.$0.69  Play the Noodlette game to score some coupons.

- Ziploc E Zipper storage or freezer bags $1.50. $1.50/2 here. Sign up required. $1/2 in 6/6 SS.

- Bi color sweet corn 4/$1.
- Blueberries 1 pint $2.50.
- On the vine tomatoes $0.89/lb.

Don't forget your green reusable bags for a $0.05 discount.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Black Friday Target deals online today only!

Don't forget that Target is having Black Friday in July. Hundreds of items on sale online today only. Toys, Electronics, Outdoor and Patio, Womens, Home and many 50% off deals here. Go check it out. I've got my eye on BOGO Maxi Dresses. Don't forget if you spend $50 or more on qualifying items you get free shipping.

Amazon deals. Today only!

You know I love coffee and I love organic. Here are some deals on both today over at Amazon.

Go grab some Eight O'Clock Coffee, French Roast Whole Bean, 12-Ounce Bag (Pack of 4) or Original Ground, 12-Ounce Bag (Pack of 4) for $16. That's $0.33/oz and a savings of 50%. If you spend $25 or more you can get free shipping.

Or get some HAPPYBABY Organic Puffs, Greens Puffs, 2.1-Ounce Containers (Pack of 6) for $16. That's  $1.27/oz. and 33% off.

Also snag some Plum Organics Fiddlesticks Snack Sticks, Apple Carrot, 2.12-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) for $18. That's $1.42/oz. and a savings of 35%.

You can always save an additional 15% off with Subscribe and Save. You can cancel this at any time if you wish.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Please don't leave children and pets in hot vehicles.

The other day I saw a woman leave a child in the car and run into the gas station to pay. We've all been in her shoes. The child is sleeping and it was only for a second. I'm pretty sure she could see the child while paying. What would you have done? I don't think it was the worst decision she has ever made by a long shot. It got me thinking, though. How hot is it in the car in the middle of summer? You are always hearing about stories of pets and children dying from the temperatures. The lady could have run into an old friend and struck up a conversation that lasted longer than she had intended. These things happen. I don't keep a thermometer in my car. Do you? I know that the seats would burn the back of my legs when we had leather in our last vehicle. So I know it's hot. How hot is too hot? Find out some very helpful information here and here.

Did you know that all that it takes is 10 minutes in a car and the temperature can jump almost 20 degrees. That's scary stuff right there. The temperature keeps climbing too. Even in the shade a car can be well over 120 degrees. There's no sense in cracking a window either. A car acts like a greenhouse. That's why it feels so much hotter inside than it may actually be outside. Pets are especially at risk because they can only reduce their body temperature by panting and through the pads on the paws. Look for these symptoms from your pets if you think they have a heat related illness:

-Excessive panting

-Excessive drooling
-Increased heart rate
-Trouble breathing
-Collapse or loss of consciousness
-Respiratory arrest
If you see any of these signs seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Children and infants body temperature rises faster due to their small size. This is very dangerous in summer months. Almost 40 children die each year from hyperthermia. Some people believe the rate of deaths went up when it became mandatory to put your infant in a rear facing carrier in the back seat. Out of sight out of mind. Some blame lack of sleep in the early months. July is the deadliest month according to the Associated Press. Less than 10% of all cases involve any sort of drugs or alcohol. These cases are happening to the most loving and capable parents. Most of the time it is a change in routine that cause these cases. Some cases involved children crawling into cars and trunks while playing. There is a great short video put out by Safe Kids USA that you should watch. Some tips on remembering to keep your child safe:

-Keep vehicles locked so children do not enter while playing and teach them not to play inside vehicles.
-Keep your purse/gym bag/briefcase/cell phone/etc. in the back seat so you see child/infant.
-Keep a reminder in the front seat (teddy, toy, sippy cup, diaper bag, etc.)
-Create a policy with your day care provider or school if child does not show up that there is a list of people to contact in order to make sure child is in a safe place.
-If you see an unattended child in a hot car call 911 or go inside and have them make an announcement.

Please have a safe summer with your pets and children. If you would like more info you can go here or any of the links I have above.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Save A Lot specials 7/21 - 7/27. Little Chute location only.

Here's what's on sale at Save A Lot this week.

  • Top Sirloin Steaks $3.29/lb. Family Packs. (Smaller sizes $3.49/lb.)
  • Full Rack Pork Spare Ribs $1.89/lb. (Half Rack $2.09/lb.)
  • Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks $0.99/lb.
  • Malones Beans 16 oz. can $0.50.
  • J. Higgs Chips 8 oz. $0.99.
  • Save A Lot Gallon Milk Skim, 1% and 2% $2.29.
  • Plums $0.79/lb.
  • Bananas $0.33/lb.
  • Cucumbers $0.50.
Don't forget to sign up for the Smart Shopper's Club and you can get $5 off a purchase of $25. Plus you can earn one more coupon for every friend you tell (up to 5 friends)! Note: They have to join in order for you to get the $5 coupon.
Visit Save A Lot's website to see more deals. The deals posted above are local to me, but may not be local to you. :) There are also great printable coupons on their site. Some aren't even specific to Save A Lot. Bring your own bags/boxes to save yourself some $ as Save A Lot charges you for bags, but you can use any of the boxes available for free. Save A Lot accepts cash, check, food stamps, credit and debit cards and WIC.

Pampers Gifts to Grow point codes.

Do you participate in the Pampers Gifts to Grow reward program?  Here are the newest point codes. These  alone should get you a whopping 80 points! Read more and get some more codes from earlier this year here.

FACEBOOKJUL2010 -10 points


GTGFIVEMONTHS10 - 10 points


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Coupons! Get your coupons!

The latest and greatest:

- Save $.50 on any two (2) HORMEL® Bacon Toppings product. Any variety.

- Save $.55 on any two (2) HORMEL® Pepperoni products. Any variety.

- Save $.75 on one (1) HORMEL® Fully Cooked Bacon product.

- Save $1.00 on any one (1) HORMEL® ALWAYS TENDER® product. Any variety.

- Save $2.00 on any one (1) HORMEL® Party Tray product. Any variety.

Be Snack Ready (Lays)
50¢ off 1 bag of any flavor of LAY'S® Kettle Cooked Chips (8.5 oz or larger) here. Sign in/up required.

Mambo Sprouts
- thinkThin 50¢ any ONE (1) thinkThin Bar
- Lundberg Family Farms 75¢ any ONE (1) Lundberg Rice Chips
- CLIF Kid $1 any ONE (1) CLIF Kid 6-pack Organic ZBaR® or Organic Twisted Fruit®
- Buy TWO (2), get ONE (1) FreeStretch Island Fruit Co.
- $1.00 offNasoya
- 75¢ off any ONE (1) R.W. Knudsen Family 32 oz. Organic Juice
- 75¢ off any ONE (1) 4-pack 10.5 oz. Santa Cruz Organic Sparkling Beverages
- $1 off any TWO (2) Lifeway Kefir Products
- $1.00 off Pure™ Organic any ONE (1) Bar
- 55¢ off any ONE (1) San-J Cooking Sauce or Salad Dressing
- $1.00 offScharffen Berger
- $.75 off Natural Brew 4-Pack
- $1 off any ONE (1) 4.5 oz bag of Crunchmaster® Crackers
- $1 off any ONE (1) Bulk (1 lb. minimum) or Package (all varieties) of Fair Traded Coffee
- $1 off any TWO (2) Helios Nutrition® Organic Kefirs
- $2.00 offRescue Remedy®
- 20¢ off any ONE (1) Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Seasonings®
- $1 off Any Olivia's Organics Salad, Any Variety, Any Size
- $1 off any Two (2) Lifeway Products
- $1 on ANY McCann's Irish Oatmeal product
- $2 off your next purchase of RESCUE Remedy®, RESCUE Sleep™, RESCUE Energy™ or RESCUE
- $5 off of the purchase of any one (1) Bach Emotional Eating Support Kit
-$1 off any Country Choice Organic Product
-$1 off any two (2) Helios Nutrition® Organic Kefirs

Miracle Whip (Facebook coupon)
$1/1 here.

Idahoan Potatoes
$0.75/3 here. Sign up/in required.

Campbell’s® SpaghettiOs® Pasta
$0.50/2 here.

Special K Protein Shake
$1 off coupon here. Bricks coupon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Feeling lucky?

Jessica's Couponsis giving away a 2 month supply of Dropps. Ends July 26.

New Buttonis giving away a Dyson Animal DC31! Giveaway ends July 23.
The Dr. Andrew Weil Baby Blog is giving away an assortment of Weil Baby products. Giveaway ends July 19 at midnight CST. Check out this awesome blog. My mother introduced me to Dr. Weil years and years ago and he has a team of wonderful, knowledgable people over there.

is giving away a SunMate. It measures the UV index! Very cool. Ends July 29 at 9 PM Eastern time. Tell your friends.

Your Green Helperis giving away an eight-inch Earthpan II skillet from here. Giveaway ends July 23. Good luck!

Contests and Giveawaysis giving away a Coleman 2 Mantle QuickPack Propane Lantern! Ends July 25 at midnight.

One Furgall Ladyis giving away a That's Sew Cute personalized initial onesie or t-shirt! Giveaway ends August 5. Also being given away is a $25 Amazon gift card. Sweet! Ends July 22 so hurry and enter. :) Also being given away is a Kokopax City Carrier! Ends August 17.

Army Wife Postis giving away a whole bunch of Seventh Generation products! 9 to be exact. Giveaway ends July 22.

Coupons are Greatis giving away an OnTray to one lucky winner. Ends July 21.

Lisa Cookingis giving away a Cascadian Farms Farmville Prize Pack. Ends July 30.

Mardona Specialty Foods is giving away a $100 basket (your choice) of their products. Oh how I love dipping oils and Balsamic Vinegar and all things Italian. Go check it out here. Ends July 25 so hurry!

Kitchen Stewardship is giving away loads and loads of natural sun protecting products. Head on over to one of my newest favorite spots on the web. Giveaway ends this week. Read more about natural sunscreen reviews here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How does your garden grow? Part 18: Farm Markets.

Sometimes even with the best intentions our gardens don't do what we want them to. For example I thought I was growing bush style beans and grew pole style beans. Hmm. Not sure there. Sometimes things die or the seeds never even had a chance in the first place. Either way it's no fun when things don't work out. There is a way to experience summer's best, though. Farmers Markets! You can purchase someone else's hard work. That's one way to turn the lemons you couldn't grow into lemonade. ;) So even if your garden is flourishing Farm Markets are fun for the whole family. Don't forget to bring your reusable bags.

Here are some local Farm Markets. Enjoy! Let me know if you found something unlike any other.

Menasha's Farm Fresh Market
Where: Menasha Marina Terrace 140 Main St. Menasha WI, 54952
When: Every Thursday from 2pm-6pm.
For More Info: 920-967-3600 and here.

Future Neenah Farm Market
Where: Shattuck Park 100 E Wisconsin Ave. Neenah, WI.
When: Every Saturday from 8am-noon through October 16. Also every Wednesday 4pm-8pm through September 1.
For More Info: 920-722-1920 and here.

Appleton Downtown Farm & Art Market
Where: College Avenue- Appleton St. to Durkee St. plus Houdini Plaza! Aplleton, WI 54911.
When: Every Saturday June 8am-12:30pm through October 30.
For More Info: 920-954-9112 and here.

Downtown Kaukauna Farmer's Market
Where: Parking lot behind the Second St. shops. Kaukauna, WI 54130.
When: Every Saturday 7:30-noon through October 23.
For More Info: 920-766-6304 or here.

Kimberly Farmer's Market
Where: Washington Towers (storefront)
When: Every Saturday 8am-1pm.
For More Info: -

Wrightstown Farmer's Market
Where: Front parking lot of Dick’s Family Foods at 400 High St. in Wrightstown, WI.
When: Every Sunday from 8a.m.-1p.m. from June 27 through October 31, 2010.
For More Info: 920-532-6006

Green Bay West Festival Foods Farmer Market
Where: 2250 W Mason St, Green Bay 54303.
When: Every Monday 7am-noon, mid Jul through mid Oct.
For More Info: 920-496-2966

Green Bay East Side Festival Foods Farmer Market
Where: 3534 Steffen Ct, Green Bay
When: Every Wednesday, 7am-noon, mid Jul through mid Oct.
For More Info:

Green Bay Farmers' Market
Where: Parking lot just east of Monroe Ave between Cherry and Pine streets, Green Bay, WI 54303.
When: Every Saturday 7am-noon from June 5 through October 30.
For More Info: 920-448-3210 or here.

Oneida Farmers Market
Where: Hwy 54 & Seminary Rd, Oneida, WI.
When: Thursdays, 2 pm - 6 pm, late June through early Oct.
For More Info: -

Two Rivers Main Street Farmers/Crafters Market
Where: Central Park, downtown. 1710 W Park St. in Two Rivers, WI.
When: Wednesdays 2pm-dusk, Saturdays 8am-1pm, May through October.
For More Info: -

Manitowoc Festival Foods Farmers Market
Where: 2151 S 42nd St, Manitowoc, WI. 54221
When: Every Sunday 7am-1pm, mid Jun through mid Oct.
For More Info: -

Marinette Farmers Market
Where: Downtown Manitowoc, across from the Manitowoc Public Library. S 8th St & Quay St, Manitowoc, WI.
When: Tuesdays 3pm-8pm, Saturdays 7am-1pm, mid May through early Nov.
For More Info: -

Marinette Farmers Market
Where: Main St & Wells St, Marinette
When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 am to noon, early Jun through late Oct.
For More Info: 715-732-5139

Sister Bay Corner of the Past Farmers Market
Where: Country Ln & Fieldcrest Rd. Sister Bay, WI.
When: Every Saturday 8am-noon, late June through mid Oct.
For More Info:

Chilton Farmer's Market
Where: Klinkner Park along Chestnut Street (Hwy. 32/57).
When: every Friday through mid-October from Noon-5pm.
For More Info: -

Kiel Farmer's Market
Where: Kiel City Park. 4th and Paine St, Kiel, WI
When: Every Wednesday from noon-4 pm.
For More Info: 920-894-2909

Seymour Farmers Market
Where: N Main St & Depot St, Seymour, WI.
When: Every Tuesday, 2pm-6pm, Jun 15 to Oct 12.
For More Info: 920-833-2209

Town of Dale Farm & Craft Market
Where: Town of Dale Town Hall. Highway 96. Dale, WI.
When: Every Friday, 4pm-7pm, early Jun through October.
For More Info:

Shawano Farmers Market
Where: City Hall Parking lot 127 S Sawyer St. Shawano, WI.
When: Every Saturday, late June through mid October, 8am-1pm.
For More Info: 715-853-3775

Merrill Area Saturday Farmers Market
Where: Lincoln Cty Sheriff's Dept parking lot, NW corner Center Ave and Hwy 74, Merrill
When: 7:30 am until sell-out Saturdays from mid-June to end of October.
For More Info: 715-536-9474 or toll-free 877-907-2757

Merrill Area Wednesday Farmers Market
Where: Dave's County Market parking lot, Hwy 64, Merrill, WI.
When: 7:30 am until sell-out Saturdays from mid-June to end of October.
For More Info: 715-536-9474 or toll-free 877-907-2757

Stockbridge Farmer's Market
Where: 115 South Military, Stockbridge in the Post Office parking lot on State Hwy 55.
When: Every Saturday from 9am-noon.
For More Info: 920-439-1565

Oshkosh Festival Foods Farmers Market
Where: 2415 Westowne Ave, Oshkosh
When: Every Tuesday 8am-1pm through late Oct.
For More Info: -

Oshkosh Saturday Farmers' Market
Where: Oshkosh City Hall Parking Lot. 215 Church Ave. Oshkosh, WI.
When: Saturdays from 8 am - 12:30 pm, June 5 through October 23.
For More Info: 920-426-1821

Elkhart Lake's Farmer & Artisan Market
Where:  80 Square St. Downtown by the Depot. Elkhart Lake, WI
When: Every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm.
For More Info: 920-876-2922 or here.

If I find any others I will update in the color green. If you have any you'd like to add to this list please feel free to leave a comment or email me. Thanks!

How does your garden grow? Part 17: Freezing corn from the cob.

Oh man it's corn time! We just had some amazing corn this weekend. The kind of amazing I'd like to taste in...say...February. I have not ever had a can of corn taste like fresh off the cob. I also have not ever had any frozen corn taste great either. Corn on the cob is a staple of summer and I can happily say it's a staple of winter now too. I have an easy recipe for freezing corn on the cob. Actually, it's going to be off the cob, but I like saying corn on the cob better. It just flows off your tongue better than corn off the cob. Okay? Okay. This recipe is even easier if you grab your friend or family member to help. It's usually a pretty easy bribe when they can take some corn home with them. They'll thank you come February.

Go get it:
- Corn. Lots of corn. I usually go with 4 dozen. You want to make this worth your time.
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
- Water
- Large cookie sheet(s)
- Large cake pan
- Knife or electric knife
- Biggest stock pot you have.
- Freezer zip top bags. I like quart size. This is a perfect amount to pull out of the freezer for a family of 4.
Go make it:
1. Clean up your corn. Using a soft bristled scrub brush will remove any little silk that is hard to get rid of by hand. You can also use paper towel, but I am more for the eco-friendly brush. Remove the stalk.
2. Remove kernals from the cob by standing the ear of corn in the cake pan or cookie sheet and running the knife from top to bottom. I usually get this done in 4 rows and then go back and get what I missed. The cake pan or cookie sheet will help catch the kernals. Do this until all of the corn is removed from the cobs.
3. Add corn kernals to your pot. Cover with water a couple inches above corn.
4. Add sugar. Give it a good stir. Bring to a boil. Boil until desired doneness is required. I generally do about five minutes. You don't want it over cooked. Remember you will be heating this again at some point and you don't want tough corn. After five minutes cool on your cookie sheet. Stirring to cool faster.
5. Once cool, scoop corn into freezer bags. I like to use a meassuring cup so I know how much is in each bag, but that's just me. Flatten the bags and try to remove as much air as possible. A little trick I use is to stick a straw into the bag and seal the bag as close to the straw as possible. Now suck out as much air as you can. Now quickly remove straw and seal the last little bit.
6. Label bags and put in your deep freeze (chest freezer) or way in the back of your refrigerator's freezer. I keep this up to six months. It might be fine longer, but I haven't ever had it last that long. :)

If you want to get all fancy you can add blanched peppers, onions or any of your other favorite veggies.  You will be so happy you have this corn on hand come Turkey Day or any fall or winter night for dinner. It is delish.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Piggly Wiggly deals 7/14 - 7/20. Midwest stores.

These prices apply to Piggly Wiggly stores in the Midwest. See if your store is included here. Don't forget to print out your Online Exclusive Coupons. This week's coupons (for my area) are for Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.99 and 13 to 20 count Food Club Slider Storage or Freezer Bags in quart or gallon size. You can use both coupons when you spend $10. Since these are Pig coupons you can stack them with mfr. coupons too. My Piggly Wiggly (Little Chute) accepts IP (Internet Print) coupons up to $2.50. Yours may vary.

- Pamermos Pizza 6/$10. $1/1 here.
- Borbello's Pizzas BOGO free.

- Certified Angus Beef Boneless Whole Sirloin Tip Roast $1.99/lb.
- Farmland Fresh Preferred Natural Boneless Pork Sirloin Roast $1.99/lb.
- Farmland Fresh Preferred Natural Country Style Pork Ribs $1.49/lb.

- Absopure 24 pack bottled water $2.49. Limit 2.
- Nestle Juicy Juice $1.99 $1/2 here.
- 1%, 2% or Skim Piggly Wiggly Gallon Milk $2.29.
- Minute Maid Premium Chilled Orange Juice, Premium Lemonade, Fruit or Berry Punch $1.69. Limit 2.
- 64-oz. Welch's Chilled Juice Cocktail $1.49. $1/2 here.

- 5.5 to 7.25-oz. Package Food Club Macaroni & Cheese $0.39.

- California - Sweet Peaches or Nectarines $0.69/lb.
- Sweet - Extra Large Golden Pineapple $1.99.
- Extra Large Roma Tomatoes $0.89/lb.

Doesn't seem to be a whole lot happening at Pig this week. I also saw a little sign at the check out stating some new Internet Coupons rules. I will take a closer look the next time I am there and fill you in. Don't forget to bring in your green reusable bags for $0.05 off  for each bag.