Friday, August 31, 2012

Saving - HyVee Deals This Week! Wow!

What a fabulous week to be shopping HyVee!  Below are my top picks for the week along with some price decline deals.  For a full ad matchup, you can head over here.

One of the top deals this week is the $10 off 10 Kraft brand products deal I highlighted here.

I hope you grabbed the Kraft brand coupons from  Be sure to also head over to couponnetwork to grab $1/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Cuts and $1/2 Kraft dressing coupons to get some great deals with the $10/10 catalina deal!

There really is no bad scenario with this deal!  And keep in mind if you don't need 10 items, grab some bologna to fulfill your 10 (because it is free after catalina) and then donate it or give it to a college student! :-)

Select General Mills cereals, Buy 4, get $4 off with in-ad coupon PLUS get a $4 catalina coupon (so like getting $2 off a box)

I have done some price checking at a couple of the HyVees and the cereals are ranging from $2.89 on up, with only just a couple under $3.  Still a nice deal when you combine with manufacturer coupons.  A nice list over here for you.

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 4 cereals at $2.98
Use 4 $.60/1 cpns
Plus use $4/4 in-ad cpn
= $5.52
Receive $4 catalina
= $1.52 or .38 a box

Keebler/Sunshine cookies and crackers 50% off
Combine with the new $1/2 Keebler coupon here
Also keep an eye open for peelie coupons on the cracker boxes, I did see some on Club crackers (which at 50% off these were running $1.90, so just $1.40 after coupon)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4/$5 with in-ad cpn
Use 2 $.75/2 8/5 GM
= $3.50 or about $.88 each

Heinz Ketchup 40 oz $1.88
Use $.25/1 8/19 SS 
= $1.63

Bush's Baked Beans or Grillin Beans $1.48
Use $1/2 here (which appears to have reset)
= $.98 each wyb 2

Kandy cantaloupe $.99

2-Day Sale Thursday/Friday - Sioux Falls locations

Whole seedless watermelon $3.48
Dole lettuce head $.58

49th HyVee
Frito Lay dips $1.99

Brach's Candy bags $1
Use $1.50/2 here (use zip 85254)
= $.25 each wyb 2

They were also handing out free kid's Empire HyVee t-shirts tonight, so they will probably have them out early on Friday as well!

Sycamore HyVee
Brach's Candy bags $.99
Use $1.50/2 here (use zip 85254)
= $.24 each wyb 2

Select Jello 6 ct puddings $1.50

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Saving - Target Deals This Week!

There are some fabulous Target deals this week, including the start of clearance on school supplies!

Hershey's Simple Pleasures chocolate candy $2.99
Use $2/1 8/19 SS
Plus $1/1 Target cpn here
= Free

Febreze Noticeables Warmer $2.99
Use $3/1 8/26 PG
= Free

Lysol Power and Free cleaners, price cut $1.87
Use $1/1 here
= $.87

Buy 3 select Crest, Colgate or Up&Up toothpaste or toothbrushes, get a $5 Gift Card

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 1 Crest toothpaste $3.49
Purchase 2 Up&Up 2 pack toothbrush $1.25 each
= $5.99
Use $.75/1 7/29 PG
= $5.24
Receive $5 gift card
= $.24

Buy 3 select Stayfree items, get a $5 Gift Card

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 3 18 ct Stayfree Ultra Think Maxi $2.89 (were not marked at my Target but did work for the gift card deal!!!)
= $8.67
Use 3 $2/1 7/22 or 8/26 SS
Use 3 $1/1 Target cpns 8/26 SS
= Free
Receive $5 gift card
= Wow!

Buy 2 select Purina Dog or Cat foods, get a $5 Gift Card

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 2 Purina Cat Chow, sale $10.99
= $21.98
Use 2 $1/1 7/29 RP
= $19.98
Receive $5 gift card
= $14.98 or $7.49 each

Plus be on the lookout for clearance on school supplies!  I found the Target employees busy at marking down several items by 30% yesterday.  If you still have your $.50/1 Scotch tape Target printables (no longer avail), you can grab some cheap tape, possibly free if you also have the $.25/1 8/5 SS as it was marked down to $.70.

Keep in mind that the markdowns also include the lunch boxes (some have coupon booklets inside) and the thermos, sandwich containers, etc.  Let us know what kind of deals you are grabbing!

Keep your eyes open for this little goodie!  It is a rebate good for $5 when you purchase 2 bags of Doritos chips.  No purchase of Bud Light required!
*HyVee on 49th has a sweet deal through today 7/29, where you can get a free bag of 11.5 oz Doritos with a $20 purchase.  Tell cashier lookup #2338

Saving - Sunshine Triple Coupons 9/3!

Sunshine will be offering a Triple Coupon Event this Monday, 9/3. They will triple a total of 10 coupons with a face value up to $.50 (so triple to $1.50).

Many Sunshine locations will not allow triple (or double) coupons on sale items. Please keep this in mind when shopping.

Feel free to list your triple (and double) coupon deals in the comments below.

If I get a chance to check it out, I will update this post.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saving - HyVee Catalina Deal on Kraft Items! Print Coupons!

Just wanted to let you know, as I mentioned in an earlier post about the Kraft coupon there would be noteworthy deals on the horizon to pair them with.  HyVee will be having this fantastic catalina deal starting tomorrow.  It will mean some very cheap items and free items with coupons and catalina!

I will put together some scenarios later, but wanted to get this up now so that if you haven't printed your Kraft coupons here, do so now before they are gone!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Living - Tastey Toasted Marshmallow Grilled Peaches!

Since we purchased a lug of peaches this year, I have been trying new recipes and putting our peaches to good use.  Did you snag a lug at Hy-Vee this week for $15?  I would love to hear your favorite peach recipes!

I was searching for a grilled peach recipe and didn't find one that I really wanted to try, although I did find one that used cream cheese with it (mmm...cream cheese), but I really wanted to try and stay on the somewhat healthy side.
:-)  Yes, a somewhat healthy dessert recipe, how can that be any good?  The peach is healthy, it should cancel out any of the calories you add to it, right?! :-)

A little disappointed in not finding a recipe that was screaming my name, I decided to just throw some peaches on the grill and give it a little spice and a little sweet and see what  happens. And let me tell you, something great happened.  All of us (including the picky 3 year old, our the-sweeter-it-is-the-better-it-is 6 year old and my hubby who really doesn't eat desserts often) really liked it!  Score one for Mom!

Here's what I came up with....

What you need:
Peach halves
5-6 Mini marshmallows per peach half
Cinnamon (optional)

What to do:
Wash peaches, half peach and remove pit.

Place pitted side of peach down on top rack of hot grill (My grill was about 350 degrees). Close the lid and let grill for about 6 minutes.

Peach will have nice grill marks and will be starting to soften.

Flip peach over to rounded side and place onto plate.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with mini marshmallows.  Place back on grill on top rack.  Close the lid of grill and let cook for approximately 6-8 minutes, until marshmallows are slightly toasted on top and rounded side of peach half has softened a bit.

Serve and enjoy!  (Note: will be very hot, so enjoy with caution.  Or do as my children did and go play outside for a half hour and come back to devour!)

The peach was just soft enough to keep it's form, yet remind you of a peach crisp/cobbler with all it's yummy juices flowing!  And let me tell you, the toasted marshmallows on top were delish!  Just enough sweetness to indulge a bit and remind you of a tastey summer treat!

If your child doesn't like the skin of the peach, it can easily be removed once it has been grilled.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saving - Kindle Fire Leather Case!

Just a short time ago, I looked into purchasing cases for the kids' Kindle Fire.  I could not believe how expensive these were in the stores around here.  I found them ranging from $30-$40 plus.  And to top it off, they didn't have any fun (kid-friendly) colors or patterns.

Finally I decided to go searching online and I found an amazing deal on Amazon!  The reviews were favorable on the products as well, so it gave me the confidence to purchase them and I am glad I did!

I found the Acase(TM) Kindle Fire Premium Micro Fiber Leather Case with built-in Stand for Kindle Fire Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wifi (Pink) and it is currently just $8.49! (I paid $12 for it and thought that was a great deal!)

We also purchased the Acase(TM) Kindle Fire Premium Micro Fiber Leather Case with built-in Stand for Kindle Fire Full Color 7.5" Multi-touch Display, Wifi (Purple) and it is also currently just $8.49.

They have several colors to choose from and many qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping with a purchase of $25 on Amazon!

We are completely satisfied with these cases!  The Kindle Fire fits nice and snug in the pocket, I feel confident it won't fall out.  There is an 'easel' type stand to it as well so that the Kindle Fire can be set at different angles for viewing convenience.  And one thing I LOVED about this one is that it has a band on it that can be moved for closure to ensure that the case will stay closed as it is moved around.  And to top it off, the fun colors are exciting for the kids.

Head on over to Amazon and check it out!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Saving - Fantastic Kraft Coupons Available! Great Deals Ahead!

There are some fantastic coupons available over here good on several Kraft products and they are all fairly high value for these items!

There is a great catalina deal going on right now too to pair with them.  I will try to get more details up about that on here soon.

The new coupons available are:
Kraft Macaroni Dinner Cups 4 pk $1/1
Velveeta Shells & Cheese $1/1
Oscar Mayer hot dogs $1/2
Capri Sun 10 pk $1/1
Kraft Shredded Cheese $1/2
Maxwell House $1/1
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 30 oz or larger $1/1
Oscar Mayer Bacon $1/2

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Saving - Glade Expressions Air Freshner Deal At HyVee!

If you still have your $3/1 Glade Expressions Air Freshner coupon from, you will like this deal.

There is currently a catalina deal, where you purchase any Glade Expressions product, you will receive a $1 coupon good on your next purchase at HyVee (and other select retailers), combined with the coupon you may find yourself with a bit of a moneymaker.

I have seen the sprays for $3.29 (57th HyVee) - $3.49 (49th HyVee) on price decline.  See below for purchase scenario.  Also keep an eye out for ones that have a Get Me Free rebate on them (or go here), where you send in for the purchase amount!

Glade Expressions Air Freshner $3.29-$3.49 (prices will vary by store)
Use $3/1 coupon (no longer available)
= as low as $.29
Receive $1 catalina
= Free + moneymaker!

*Get a $1/1 here, if you don't have the $3/1 coupon.

Saving - Country Apple Orchard $1 Coupon & More!

The Country Apple Orchard opens this Saturday, 8/25.  I love apple season and cannot wait to put my first batch of crockpot applesauce together!  I can smell it now!!  And the kids LOVE to eat it, so that makes me a happy Momma!

Anyhow, the point of this post was to let you know that The Country Apple Orchard now has a email list, where they send out heads up on their upcoming events and coupons! 

When I signed up, I received a coupon good for $1 off apples (excluding Honey Crisp) and another good for a Free Children's Train Ride!

I just received an email from them today as well and received another coupon good for $1 off apples!

If you plan on heading to the orchard this year be sure to head on over to their website and scroll down to the bottom and enter your email address to get signed up today.

Living - Free 'Organize With Confidence' Workshop!

If you are in the Sioux Falls area, do I have some great news for you!  Published author and speaker, Elizabeth Hagen is offering an exciting workshop, 'Organize With Confidence', for FREE on August 28th from 6:30-8 at the Excel Achievement Center.

I had the honor of enjoying Elizabeth's energy and great organizational methods and tips this past year when she came to talk to our Mothers of Preschoolers group.  I walked away energized and ready for a positive change. 

I definitely think this free workshop is worth your time, if you find yourself looking for ideas on how to organize at home or at the office.

For more information and to get registered head on over here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Saving - Free 8x10 Photo Collage From Walgreens!

I super love these freebie photos that Walgreens gives out from time to time!!  Thank you, Walgreens!

Head on over to the Walgreens Photo site and upload up to 9 pictures to put into an 8x10 collage photo.

Enter the code GETONEFREE at checkout to snag it for free!  Then choose in-store pick up to save on shipping costs.

This offer expires 8/21/12.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saving - 2-Night Waterpark Stay In Omaha $158!

Fantastic deal for a last minute family vacation!  Get a 2-Night Stay, 4 2-Day Waterpark passes, 4 2-Day breakfast buffets and 2 3-topping pizzas at Ramada Plaza Omaha and Coco Key Water Resort!  How much?  All of this for just $158!

Voucher expires 3/31/13 and keep in mind taxes and gratuity are not included.  Check out the details and get your voucher over on Deal Garden.

With this deal you hardly need to leave the hotel. :-)

But if you decide to check out some of the other Omaha sites, some of our favorites are:
Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
*keep in mind, with your Great Plains Zoo membership, you can receive discounted admission at the gate when you show your membership card and id.
Omaha Children's Museum
*snag a $1 off admission coupon here

Share your Omaha family trip tips in the comments!  Where do you like to visit?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Saving - Rummages This Week!

If you have a Rummage/Garage Sale this week that you would like to share, please do so in the comments below.

Include an address, dates/hours of sale, items included, etc!

Check out the tips for shopping these types of sales
over here!
This is a great time of year to grab some "back to school" deals on clothes, including a paint shirt to use for art class, an extra pair of shoes, jackets, etc!

Happy Rummaging Everyone!

Saving - Sioux Falls: HyVee Colorado Peach Lugs $16 + Vanilla Peach Syrup Recipe!

Sioux Falls HyVees have lugs of Colorado peaches on sale through Tuesday for just $16.  The ad indicates it is a 16 lb lug, so basically $1 per pound.  Nice price.

I picked up a lug today and enjoyed a tastey treat this afternoon!  Yum! 

I had planned making french toast for supper tonight, but forgot that we were low on syrup.  A light bulb went off and I decided to try a peach syrup (which I have never made before).  I came up with a super easy version and it went over very well with the fam.

Here is what I did (note that many of the other recipes I looked at called for several different ingredients and more sugar. I wanted something basic for items on hand and to reduce the sugar).

2 peaches, skin removed cut in chunks and then placed in the blender on puree
1/2 c water
1/8 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Mix first 3 ingredients together in sauce pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla, mixing well.  Let cool before serving.  (And to be honest, I tried it before I added the vanilla and it was super tastey, but I thought what the heck.  I am torn on what I will do next time. lol.)

This was such a super easy syrup that I was able to get it started before beginning supper, but allowed time for it to continue simmering while cooking the french toast and there was just enough time for it to cool for serving!  I love when a supper comes together!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saving - Free 8x10 Print at Walgreens Photo!

My kiddos by Sara D Photography!
Head on over to Walgreens Photo online before 8/5 and grab a free 8x10 photo print for Free using ZEROPRINT at checkout!

Choose in-store pick up and pay no shipping!

Saving - Barnes & Noble 15% Coupon!

Barnes and Nobles has a new printable coupon good for 15% off one item, valid through Sunday 8/5.

Thanks, Coupon Geek!