Thursday, April 21, 2011

BOGO Sandwich at Subway 4/18 - 4/29. (7 AM - 9 AM ONLY)

Stop at your local Subway and grab a 6" breakfast sandwich and you'll get a 6" lunch sub for FREE! Learn more here. Only available from 7 AM - 9 AM through April 29. No coupon needed so feel free to do this daily. Thanks for the heads up Coupon Geek! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Save A Lot specials 4/20 - 4/26. Little Chute, WI location.

  • Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham $1.99/lb.
  • Eye of Round Roast $2.99/lb. Family pack steaks $2.99/lb. Smaller packs $3.19/lb.
  • Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.
  • Pork Butt Roast $1.69/lb. Family pack Pork Steaks $1.99/lb. Smaller packs $2.19/lb.
  • 16 oz. Fairgrounds Sliced Roasted Turkey $1.50.
  • 5.25 oz. Potatoes on the Side Scalloped or Au Gratin $0.79.
  • 8 oz. Creamy Whip Whipped Topping $0.79.
  • Jumbo Sweet Potatoes $0.39/lb.
  • Hearts of Romain (2 pack) $0.99.  Pretty decent price.
  • 10 lb. Biggin's Baking Potatoes $4.99.
  • Save A Lot Gallon Milk (Skim, 1% and 2%). Limit 2.

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. :)  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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coupons! Get your coupons!

$1/1 here. Bricks coupon.

Pilot Dr. Grip Pens
$1/1 here. Bricks coupon.

T. Marzetti Dips
$1/1 8.75 oz. or larger tub here. SmartSource coupon.

Dakota Organic Beef (found at Whole Foods)
$1 off. Sign up for their newsletter here to receive coupon.

Lean Pockets
$1.50/3 2-pack boxes here. Facebook offer.

$0.55/1 here. Facebook offer.

Uncle Matt's Organic Homestyle Lemonade (found at Whole Foods)
$1/1 here. Sign up required.

Beech Nut Stage 4 Fruit Nibbles
$1/1 here. SmartSource coupon.

$1/1 here.

Purina Dog/Puppy Chow
$2/1 Dog/Puppy Chow here. Sign up required.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FREE reusable bag from Target on April 17.

Heading to Target tomorrow? Get yourself a free reusable bag with any purchase. I heart reusable bags and own plenty so I will pass on this offer, but would love for you to start using reusable bags. A handful of stores I shop at give a $0.05 discount per reusable bag (including Target) so it's a great way to save a little money and a lot of the environment. According to the Target website when you use a Target reusable bag ten times, you’ll keep 25 plastic bags out of landfills. Awesome! I always recycle the plastic bags I do accumulate, but definitely prefer my reusable bags. Even my little guy who is only 2 knows that we need to grab our reusable bags before heading out to the store. Very cute! Thanks for the heads up Saving Green in the Bay!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Save A Lot specials 4/13 - 4/19. Little Chute, WI location.

  • Chuck Roast $2.89/lb.
  • 5 lb. Haddock $5.99/lb. Smaller packs $6.99/lb.
  • Family Pack Bone-In Pork Sirloin Roast $1.29/lb. Smaller packs $1.49/lb.
  • Ham Shank Portion $0.99/lb. Rump Portion $1.29/lb. Cheaper at Piggly Wiggly this week with a $25 purchase and in ad coupon.
  • 12 oz. Grissom's Brown & Serve Rolls $0.79.
  • 15-16 oz. Ritz Crackers $1.79.
  • Pineapples $1.50 each.
  • 10 lb. Idaho Potatoes $2.99.
  • 1 lb. Baby Carrots $0.79.
  • Gallon Save A Lot Milk (1%, 2% and Skim) $1.99. Limit 2.
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. :)  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.

Coupons! Get your coupons!

Payless Shoe Source
20% off in store or online here. Valid through April 24.

Yoplait Smoothie
$1/1 here. Facebook coupon.

20 oz. Coke Products or Dasani
$1/2 here. Bricks coupon.

Ballpark products
$1/1 Ballpark product (franks) here. Facebook offer.

Garnier HerbaShine or Garnier Fructis
Get a $3 Garnier HerbaShine coupon or a $1 Garnier Fructis coupon when you vote here. Also get a sweeps entry.

Kraft Naturals Shredded Cheese with a touch of Philly
$1/1 here. Facebook offer.

Chili's Appetizer or dessert
FREE appetizer or dessert with the purchase of one entree on May 18 only. Might call ahead to check if your restaurant is participating. Facebook offer.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feeling lucky?

A Mommy's Blessings is giving away a 1/2 pound of Caramel Sweets caramels. YUM! Ends April 20.

MakingMyAmericanDreamis giving away a Prince Lionheart bebePod Flex. Ends April 13 so hurry! Also, a hushamok Organic Baby Hammock (a $195 value)! Ends April 15. Also, Nougatine Maternity Bra from Amoralia! Ends April 15. Also, a Kokopax City Carrier! Ends April 22. Also, a pair of shoes from See Kai Run or Smaller. Ends April 25.
Toddling Around Chicagoland is giving away 2 jumbo recycled crayons! Ends April 15. Also, an Avon gift pack! Ends April 16.

is giving away a Burt's Bees Baby Bee Gift Pack! Ends April 29.
is giving away a 12 pack of Peter Rabbit Organics Pouches! Ends April 21.

FREE sample Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo.

Go here to request your FREE sample of Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo. Thanks Deal Seeking Mom for the heads up!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Seasonal Sunday: Banana Cream Pie recipe.

Every year around this time I make a dear family member a Banana Cream Pie from scratch. None of this dump some instant pudding in a ready made crust. Not that I would judge you if that's your thang. :) I oddly enjoy rolling out pie crusts and recipes that require large quantities of real butter. What you may find tedious I find rewarding. I did go with a graham cracker crust this time. Sometimes I rock the pasty crust. It's yum-o either way. Oh and by the way, this recipe is not for the faint of heart. It is not healthy by any means except that it is homemade and free of any goofy store bought, premade pie ingredients. Not that I can think of any off hand, but I'm just sayin.'

Banana Cream Pie
Recipe from my beloved Cook's Illustrated and The Dessert Bible's Christopher Kimball.

Go Get it:

(First you need a crust unless you just want to eat the custard filling and sliced bananas with a spoon. Again, I won't judge!!)

11 graham crackers processed or smashed into fine crumbs (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
5 tablespoons butter (or margarine if you must)

Go make it:

1. For the crust: Heat the oven to 350 degrees and adjust a rack to the center position. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine crumbs, about one minute. Add the sugar and pulse to combine, about 10 seconds. Add the melted butter in a stream and pulse until evenly distributed and the mixture looks like wet sand, about 10 seconds longer. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and using a flat-bottomed drinking glass or measuring cup press into an even layer to form crust. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack. I only baked mine for about 12 minutes so after the 10 minute mark I would check it constantly. If it smells done it might be too late. You could also go with a regular pie crust like the one here.

For the filling:

Go get it:
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
8 large egg yolks
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole milk (I subbed a can of evaporated milk)
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp.
1-2 teaspoon dark rum

Go make it:
1. In a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan, whisk together 1/2 cup of sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Add egg yolks and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, then slowly pour in the milk and 1 cup of heavy cream, whisking well. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently with a straight edge wooden spoon or whisk. You really need to be able to get at the edges of the pan. And now you know what to do with that silly looking wooden spatula spoon thing you own. Once you see steam really make sure you cover every inch of the bottom and sides of the pan. When the mixture thickens to the consistency of mayo, remove from heat and whisk in rum and butter. Place custard in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Make sure to press the plastic wrap onto the custard so it doesn't form a skin. Refrigerate until cold or if pressed for time until warm, almost cool. This will ensure your custard stands up nice and tall. This took roughly 2 hours in my fridge for barely warm custard. Also place your metal mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer or fridge at this time for making homemade whip cream. You've come this weren't planning on topping with something that came out of a can were you? ;)
2. Once custard is cold, combine remaining 1 cup of heavy cream, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in chilled bowl and beat on medium for one minute. After about a minute increase speed to extra high. What? Your hand mixer doesn't have an extra high setting?! Whisk until peaks are smooth and firm. If they are wimpy and fall right over so will you topping. If beating by hand whisk until your arm falls off.
3. Place 1/4 to 1/2 cooled custard into pie crust gently. Top with sliced bananas. Place remaining custard on top. If you just plop it in there and stir it all crazy into place it can destroy it's awesome thickness. We want major height here people. I don't know about you, but when selecting my slice of pie from the wondrous diner rotating pie distribution center I go large or go home. What, is that not what that thing is called? Now go top that bad boy with all your whipped cream goodness. I felt that my whipped cream could have used a little more sugar, but I like mine sweet. So taste it before you top.

I was on my way out the door and I realized I had yet to snap a pic of my final product so that's why there are toothpicks sticking out the top. That's not how I typically decorate my pies. :) Enjoy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Save A Lot specials 4/6 - 4/12. Little Chute, WI location.

  • Family Pack New York Strip Steaks $3.99/lb. Smaller packs $4.19/lb.
  • Family Pack Ground Beef $1.99/lb. Smaller packs $2.19/lb. Usually a pretty high fat content.
  • Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.
  • 16 oz. Jamestown Bacon $1.99.
  • 12 oz. Oscar Mayer Bologna $1.00
  • Red or Green Grapes $0.99/lb. Great price!
  • 15 lb. Russet Potatoes $3.99.
  • 29 oz. Shelby's Grove Sliced Peaches $1.00.
  • 16 oz. Imperial Spread Quarters $0.50.
  • Save A Lot Gallon Milk (Skim, 1% and 2%) $1.89. Limit 2.
  • 5.5 oz. Lay's Stax $0.99.
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. :)  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.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coupons! Get your coupons!

$1/2 Hostess Snacks here. Bricks coupon.

International Delight Breve Creamer
$0.55/1 here. Sign in/up required.

Ghirardelli Chocolate
$0.75/1 here. Bricks coupon.

Morningstar Farms Biscuit Sandwiches
$1 off here. Bricks coupon.

Lundberg 1 lb. Rice Blends
$0.75/1 here.

Maxwell House Coffee
$1 off here.

$1 off produce when you buy 2 boxes of Triscuits here. Bricks coupon.
$1/1 Triscuit here. Facebook coupon.

Soyjoy Bars
Buy 2 Get 1 Free here. Bricks coupon.

Tombstone Pizza
$1.50/3 here. Bricks coupon.

Sunbelt Granola Bars
$1/2 here. Bricks coupon.

Feeling lucky?

A Mommy's Blessings is giving away three sets of Hip Hooters nursing pads. Ends April 19. is a blog for frugal moms who love their families! Discover tried and true recipes, menu plans, frugal tips, couponing, awesome reviews and giveaways, and much more creativity for everyday!is giving away a pair of Pump a Pair nursing clips. Ends April 15.

Frugal Friendis giving away a $25 Olive Garden gift card. Ends April 18.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Seasonal Sunday: April showers bring May flowers.

Oh my gawd. Oh my gawd. Oh my gawd. Thunderstorms and rain! YES!! I heart a good thunderstorm. I love it when the lights go out. I love getting the candles ready just in case (because candles are so much cooler than flashlights). I love counting the seconds between the lightning and the thunder to see how accurate the weather people are. I especially love listening to the rain pour down on the tin roof at our cottage. I heart the smell of rain. I love the disappearing snow. I love that things are slowly turning green. I love searching for rainbows. I love it when the sun is shining and it starts to rain. That is so pretty.

Yes, there are things I don't care for too. My dog doesn't grasp the concept of thunder or lightning. And neither does the crazier neighbor dog. I don't appreciate golf ball size hail. I don't like it when my doggie tracks in mud. I don't like it when my sump pump doesn't function properly. I don't like it when the driver's side windshield wiper just smears the rain instead of getting it fantastically like the wiper totally not needed on the passenger side. I don't appreciate no heads up when it starts to pour on my laundry hanging outside. I frantically tear it off the line to have it stop raining when I'm on my way inside and soaked. Bet the neighbors get a good laugh out of that each and every time (I hang out 99% of my laundry in the summer/fall).

I think I can handle the rain even after my list of dislikes. I have my winter sown seeds outside and they probably need a drink anyway. And if Mother Nature can get rid of this snow any my guest. Even if it keeps me up at night. No biggie. Do you like a good storm? Or are you a run for the basement person? I won't judge. I have a couple VERY close family members who are the latter and I just giggle.  One who I happen to live with. ;)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Piggly Wiggly deals 3/30 - 4/5. Midwest locations.

These prices apply to Piggly Wiggly stores in the Midwest. Your ad may vary. See if your store is included here. Don't forget to print out your Online Exclusive Coupons. UPDATE: You now have to print the Online Exclusive Coupon from the Larry's Piggly Wiggly Facebook Page. There is now just one coupon that is valid at Little Chute, Kaukauna and De Pere stores. This week's coupon (for my area) is for FREE 5 oz. Chicken of the Sea Tuna (in water). You can use this coupon when you spend $10. Since this is a Pig coupon you can stack it with mfr. coupons if applicable. I am also really liking that Piggly Wiggly is participating in the EZ Pic discount 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.  My Piggly Wiggly (Larry's in Little Chute, WI) 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 Ground Beef  (sold in 10 lb. tubes) $1.99/lb.
- Sunchef Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (3 lb. bag) $4.99. Limit 2.
- Klement's Brats or Italian Sausage $4.99 or $0.99 when you buy a 24 pack of Miller Lite ($16.49).

- Iceberg Lettuce $0.89 or Free with every 2000 Pig Points redeemed.
- 6 oz. Blackberries $2.00.
- Cantaloupe $2.49.
- On the Vine Tomatoes $1.89/lb.

- Crystal Farms Chunk or Shredded Cheese 3/$4. Limit 3.
- Bernatello's Pizza $1.49 when you buy multiples of 4.
- 12 oz. Rosina Homestyle or Italian Meatballs BOGO ($3.99).

- Keebler Townhouse, Club Crackers or CHEEZ-IT $1.99 when you buy 2. $1/2 CHEEZ-IT here.
- Cheerios Snack Mix, Bugles or Gardetto's 3/$4.98 and receive a catalina for FREE gallon of milk when you buy 3. $0.50/1 Gardetto's here.
- 24 oz.Valu Time Pancake Syrup $0.99.
- Valu Time Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup $0.39.
- 8 oz. Wonderful Pistachios $2.99 or $1.99 with every 2000 Pig Points redeemed. $1/1 in 3/20 SS (mine is from the Milwaukee Journal, but NOT in my local insert.)

In Ad Coupons (use all with separate $10 purchase):
  • 2 Liter Bottles of Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite $0.69 when you buy multiples of 4. Limit 4.
  • 24 oz. Piggly Wiggly Split Top Bread $0.49. Limit 1.
  • Dozen Food Club Eggs $0.49. Limit 1.
  • 24 Pack, Half Liter Bottles Absopure Natural Spring Water $1.79. Limit 1.