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Thursday, January 14, 2010

What Now? (Grocery Deals: Week of 1/13)

If you've recently attended one of our workshops, then you've just learned A LOT about the world of couponing! But without many coupons, where on earth should you begin?  Well take a deep breath and have a seat in front of your printer!  The "What Now?" posts are a starting place for newbies (like you!), with great store deals using PRINTABLE coupons (and this week's insert coupons) only!  There will be one post for grocery stores each week, and a separate one for drugstores.  We know your coupon-collection will grow quickly, but in the meantime, here's a list just for YOU!

Grocery: FREE & CHEAP

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn: $1
Use 50¢/1 from 1/10 SS
(makes it FREE!)

Halls Cough Drops, Assorted Varieties, 30 ct bag, (Excluding Halls Defense) BOGO $1.67
Use 50¢/1 PRINT or from 1/10 SS
(makes it FREE if Q doubles!)

Scotties Facial Tissues: 10/$10
Use 50¢/1 or $1/1 PRINT
(makes it FREE!)

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! BOGO $2.49 **Kimberly Clark Rebate eligible HERE
Use $1/1 PRINT & PRINT
(makes it 25¢ ea!)

Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables BOGO $1.29
Use $1/4 PRINT
(makes it 40¢ ea).

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa BOGO $1.99
50¢/1 from 1/10 SS
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks or Sunkist BOGO $2.73
Use 40¢/1 PRINT & PRINT
(makes it 57¢ ea!!)

Lender’s Bagels 6 ct bag (Located in the dairy section), BOGO $1.79
Use $1/2 PRINT
(makes it 49¢ ea!)

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables/Rice,10/$10
Use 50¢/2  PRINT or
(makes it 50¢ a box if the 50¢ Q doubles)

Healthy Choice Entrees or Meals, Assorted Varieties, 9 to 12.3 oz box, 5/$10
Use $5/5 PRINT
Stack with (2) $1/2 Publix Coupons from the Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer
(If you don't have this, ask your cashier to scan theirs- They always keep one at the register.)
(Combine the $5 Q w/ 2- $1/2 Publix Q's to get these for 60¢ ea!)

Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 26 or 27.5 oz can, 10/$10
Use 50¢/2 PRINT or PRINT
( makes it 50¢ per can!)

Kelloggs Cereal : $1.99
(Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes,Smacks)
Use $1/2 from 1/10 RP
(Makes it $1.50 ea! ) 

Pam Olive Oil Spray: $2.99
Use (2) $1/1 from Yellow Adv. Buy Flyer
Use $2.50/2 MFR Q PRINT
(makes it 75¢ ea!)

Hefty Cinch Trash Bags: BOGO $6.49 ($3.24)
Use $1/1 PRINT *Use zip 31721
(makes it $2.24!)


Starkist Tuna Pouch: $1
Use $1/1 PRINT *Need to register/sign-in
(Makes it FREE!)

Coffee-Mate Refrigerated Creamer at $2.29 ($1.14)
Use $1/1 PRINT
(makes it 14¢ ea!)

Fast Classics Chicken or Country Fried Steak: $7.99 ($3.99)
Use $1.25/1 from Jan All*You
(makes it $2.75 ea)

Butterball Variety Packs of Deli Meat:  $3.29 ($1.64)
Use 75¢/1 from 1/10 SS
(makes it 89¢!)

Birdseye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies: $2 ($1)
Use 50¢/1 from 1/10 SS
(makes it FREE!)

Quaker Quick Cooking/Old Fashioned Oats: $1.50 *NOT a BOGO
Use $1/1 printable (IE) or printable (FF)
(makes it 50¢!)

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs: $3.29 ($1.64)
Buy 4 ~ Get $2 (Off your next order)
Use $2/2 printable (IE) or printable (FF)
(Makes it 14¢ ea after catalina if you can print 2 of the $2 coupons)

Stonyfield Single Serve Yogurt: 99¢ (49¢)
Use 50¢/3 PRINT
(makes it 15¢ ea)

Smart Balance Sour Cream: $2.39 ($1.19)
Use $1/1 from 1/10 RP
(makes it 19¢ ea!)

Ritz or Wheat Thins Crackerfuls: $3.49 ($1.74)
Use $2/2  printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Use $1/1 Crackerfuls  printable (IE) or printable (FF) or from 1/10 SS
(makes it 74¢ ea!)

Nestle Hot Cocoa: $2.19 ($1.09)
Use $1/2 Target MFR Q PRINT
(makes it 76¢ ea)

Healthy Choice Meals: $3.99 ($1.99)
Use $5/5 PRINT
(makes it 99¢ ea!)

Kleenex: $2.42 ($1.21)
Use 50¢/3 PRINT
(makes it 87¢ ea)

Tidy Cats Litter: $9.99 ($4.49)
Use $1/1 Target MFR Q PRINT
(makes it $3.49)

2000 Flushes: $3.78 ($1.89)
Use $1/1 printable(IE) or printable (FF)
(makes it 89¢)

New England Coffee 8-12 oz at $5.98 ($2.99)
Use $1/1 HERE *Enter your info, and you'll be able to print!
(makes it $2 a bag!)

Buy *5* Participating Kraft Products ~ Get "$5 Off Your Next Purchase" at Checkout!
Breakstones Sour Cream & Breakstones Cottage Cheese Doubles are $1- $1.09
Buy 5 for $5 ~ Get $5 Catalina back!
Do the deal again, and pay using the $5 Catalina!
You can roll this as many times as you want, have fun!

Progresso Soup: $1.25
Use $1.10/3 PRINT
Use $1/1 printable (IE) or printable (FF)
(makes it as low as 25¢ ea!)

Campbells Soup at Hand: $1
Use 50¢/1 from 1/10 SS
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

Weight Watchers Smart Ones B1G1 (price not listed)
Use $2/4 from upcoming 10/19 SS * May Be regional
(will make it cheap!)

Ken's Salad Dressing $1.50
Use $1/2 from 1/10 SS
(makes it $1 ea!)

Hamburger Helper Meals $1
Use $1/3 PRINT
(makes it 77¢ ea!)

Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes BOGO at $2.79
Use $1/2 PRINT
40¢/1 PRINT or PRINT
(makes it 89¢ ea!)

Food Lion Private Brand Sale:
Buy Food Lion Brand or Home 360 items in the following amounts, and receive 25¢ off your next order for each item.
Buy 4 save $1.00,  Buy 6 ~ $1.50,  Buy 8 ~ $2.00, 
Buy 10 ~ $2.50,  Buy 20 ~ $5.00,  Buy 40 ~ $10.00
You CAN use your catalina coupon to pay for this deal again.. And again...and again!  This is most rewarding when buying super cheap items, so here are a few ideas, and a link to the master list on HotCouponWorld!!

-Yogurt: 37¢ (after coupon - 12¢!)
-(Cat Food: 40¢ (after coupon- 15¢!)
-Yellow Cornbread Mix: 49¢ (after coupon - 24¢!)
-Mac & Cheese: 49¢ (after coupon - 24¢!)
-Canned Veggies: 69¢ (after coupon - 44¢!)
-Food Lion Sodas 2-Liter 79¢ ea (after coupon - 54¢!)


Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees: $1.99
Use $5/5 Kroger E-Coupon
Stack with $5/5 PRINT
(makes 5 FREE!)

Gatorade Sports Drink $1
Use 50¢/1 from 1/10 RP
(makes it FREE!) *If your store doubles

Halls Cough Drops: $1
Use 50¢/1 PRINT
(makes it FREE!)

Pillsbury Biscuits/Rolls/ Breads: $1
Load 30¢/2 Biscuits, 40¢/2 Crescents, 50¢/2 Sweet Rolls at Shortcuts & Cellfire
Stack WITH Crescent Rolls PRINT (IE) or PRINT (FF)
or various $1/2, 50¢/2, etc.. PRINT, PRINT, or PRINT
(makes crescent rolls FREE!)

Ester-C is BOGO for $10.99
Use (2) $5/1 from 1/3 RP
(makes it 50¢ ea!)

Hunts Tomato Sauce: $1
Use 50¢/2 PRINT
(makes it 50¢ ea if it doubles!)

Birdseye Frozen Vegetables: $1
Use 50¢/1 from 1/10 SS
(makes it FREE!)

New Recipe Segment: Steak Tips Over Rice

I am no chef.  Seriously - I think the love of cooking is one of those things that may have to develop when:

a) Your whining 1 year old is not standing between you and the stove and pushing on your legs.
b) Your attempts at "nice" dinners aren't met with 4 little kids crying into their plates because it's not macaroni.  Again.  Picky eaters - I am one, and I apparently breed them.
c) Your weekly food budget is so small that you can't even afford one of the ingredients in those "Top Chef"  recipes.  I watch those chef shows.  I see my husband looking wistfully at that food. Frankly, I resent it, chef show!

It's easy to get stuck in a rut. I'm sure we all need more ideas for recipes that are

Since, as I mentioned, I am no chef, I'll be mostly pointing to other people's recipes.  My favorite cooking site ever - SouthernPlate - will provide this week's recipe.  Each week I'll try to pick one that matches up with ingredients that are on sale. This week's recipe and ingredient list are below - Enjoy!

★Crockpot Steak Tips Over Rice★

You'll Need:

★- 1 Boneless Bottom Round Roast: $1.99/lb
   *Ask the butcher to cut this into stew meat- aka: your "Steak Tips")

★- 1 Can, Jar, or Packet of Gravy: cheap
   *I still have some leftover from those Holiday gravy sales!

★- White Rice:  50¢ for an easy-steam bag
   *Get it at Publix this week as part of the Green Giant Frozen Vegetables Sale.

I will probably add baby carrots and mushrooms to this dish - what do you think?  Doesn't it sound great?  And don't you wish that Christy Jordan was your best friend and neighbor????
Leave a comment if this is a segment you'd like to see every week!

Also, if you have an awesome recipe that meets all of the above requirements (Cheap, Easy, Family Friendly) - send it to us at:  with the header "Recipe Roundup".  Please make it look pretty so I can just copy & paste it here - and if you've got a picture - show it off!  Just think, this is your chance to be a published cook.....and help out those of us stuck in a rut!

Reader Tips! Updated w/ Code

If you have reader tips, we LOVE to hear from you!  You can comment right on this post or shoot us an email and I'll stick them in the next list!  We can't promise to get to all of them in a timely manner, but we'll sure try.  Thanks and enjoy!
  • New couponer, Deborah, told us that the Chef's Request site has (4) new $1 Off steak coupons! - Thanks Deb!
  • Get a FREE Dentyne gum car pack when you send in a picture of your empty car cup holder!  Weird, but okay!  See HERE for details - Thanks Robin!
  • Tammy wrote in to tell us about this cool $1 Off gas at any Murphy's Gas Station with this coupon HERE (those are the ones at Wal-Marts) - Thanks to Tammy!!
  • has a new codeword to get 80% Restaurant Off Gift Certificates (that makes a $25 Gift Certificate only $3!!!) The codeword is "INDULGE"  Click HERE to go see what restaurants around you participate!  - Thanks Ruby!!
  • Get a FREE recipe box from Wearever Cookwear - see HERE for details. - Thanks Robin!
  • Bi-Lo's "Our Brands Challenge" this week is for Sloppy Joe's, Saltines, & Chex Mix - Kasey is very very excited about the sloppy joe's, you really have no idea.... Check it out at - Thanks again Deborah!
  • If you're looking to earn extra income, Tastefully Simple is running a BOGO special for new consultants - check it out HERE.  -Thanks Stephanie!
Thanks to everyone, and keep those hot tips coming!

Save-A-Lot Coupon Book & Printables

I shop at Save-A-Lot pretty often, mostly because it's really close to my house and I'm the forgetful sort - which means 10 minutes into dinner I recall that I didn't buy ground beef for the chili.  Save-A-Lot here I come!  This week ground beef was on sale for $1.29/lb - and that's just a flat-out good price.  Bananas are usually 33¢/lb.  Fresh Express Salad bags have been 50¢ for months now.  The produce deals there are just awesome.

I say all that so poor Save-A-Lot won't feel bad when I say I also use them for their printable coupons.

Besides their simple set-up and dependable deals on staples, my other favorite part about Save-A-Lot is that they offer printable coupons on their website.  These are all store coupons, so I usually end up using them at Publix.

In addition to printables, they have a REALLY GOOD Proctor & Gamble coupon booklet that they'll send you if you sign up HERE. 

The coupons in the booklet have a Save-A-Lot logo somewhere on them, but they're all manufacturer coupons - so use them wherever they'll work!

P.S. - Occasionally they even have good tearpads in there!  But shhhh, don't tell, it'll be our secret....

HOT New Printable Coupons!

There are a lot of good printable coupons out there right now, over $100 worth on alone!  Lots of coupons pop up and are gone before the day is over, so here are the ones I see that are worth hoofing it to your printer to get!

★  $5/5 Healthy Choice Meals PRINT (Has already reset for some- will make these FREE at Kroger this week and very very cheap at Bi-Lo & Publix!)

★  $2 Off lots of DVD movies PRINT (Including the Princess Bride, Everafter, 27 Dresses, and MORE!!  I've seen Everafter for $5 at Walmart before, this would make for a $3 movie!)

★ $1/2 McKenzie Vegetables IE Link or Firefox Link (McKenzie Chub Corn is BOGO at Bi-Lo right now!)

★  50¢/1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls  PRINT (IE) or PRINT (FF) (Only $1 at Kroger = FREE)

★  $1 Off Starkist Tuna Pouch PRINT *Sign-In first (Only $1 at Bi-Lo = FREE!)

★  $1/1 Nabisco Crackerfuls IE Link or Firefox Link (BOGO at Bi-Lo this week!)

★  $1 Off Stayfree or Carefree Pantiliners/Pads PRINT

NOTE: Running out of paper?  Check out the FREE PAPER deal at Office Max this week!
- Thanks, PrintableCoupons&Deals!

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