Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saving - Top School Supply Deals Of The Week!

Here are some of my favorite back to school supply deals for the week.  Leave a comment and let us know what deals you are loving this week!

Don't forget about the $1 off $5 Crayola purchase coupon I posted about on Facebook.  Find it here before it is gone.

Toys R Us:
Crayola 24 ct Crayons 4/$1 (must by 4 and limit 8)

1-subject notebooks $.19
Elmers glue $.49
Fiskars scissors $.99
Crayola Washable Markers $1.99
Pack-It freezable lunch bag $15.99 (regular $39.99)
Fit & Fresh 14-piece lunch set $9.99 (regular $22.99)

Composition books $.25
Kleenex tissues (including 160 ct) $.99 with in-ad coupon
*note must be Reward Member (free to join) and no other coupons may be used with this deal.  Appears to be no limit for the deal and only need one coupon to get each box for $.99.  Often there are tear pads of the coupon by the product in-store.

2-pocket folders $.01 limit 10 with $5 minimum store purchase
Staples glue $.01 limit 2 with $5 minimum store purchase
Pencil slide pockets $.01 limit 4 with $5 minimum store purchase

1-subject notebooks $.17 (reg price)
*several school related Target coupons available here
*Target will price match with competitor ad

2-pocket folders $.15
Ruler $.15
Elmer's glue or 2 pack glue stick $.49
Scotch kids scissors $.50

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Saving - Free Herdez Tortilla Chips HyVee East 10th Location!

Found a nice deal on tortilla chips tonight.  Head over to the East 10th Street Hy-Vee location and you may find Herdez Tortilla Chips marked on Price Decline for $.99.  Use the $1/1 here to grab the chips for free.  Be sure to have additional items in your order to take care of the overage.

The chips are located at the front end of an aisle, closer to the produce section.  I am not sure if they are also located in the normal chip aisle.

My husband also spotted a Schell seasonal 6 pack of beer for $5.00, normally $11!  See he can be a deal shopper too! :-)

What price declines or unadvertised deals are you finding this week at Hy-Vee?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Saving - Menards: Free Fisher Trail Mix!

Hurry on over here and grab a coupon good for $1/1 Fisher Snack product 4 oz or larger!  Then head over to Menards and pick up one of their Fisher Trail Mix bags that are on sale this week for $1 = free snack!  (Many are 4 oz or larger, the only one I saw at my store that was less was the Tropical Trail Mix.)

A few other deals you may be interested in:
Cutter Repellent $1.50
Use $.75/1 5/19 RP
= $.75

Venus single razor $5.78 (regular price)
Use $5/1 6/16 RP
= $.78

Be sure to also swing by their summer toy section, as many items are on clearance.  Let us know what deals you find!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Living - On The Grill: Strawberry & Peach Heaven!

I have been having fun this summer trying new things on the grill.  I hope to share more, as time allows.  I have a moment this evening and want to be sure to tell you about the recipe I put together tonight for a bit of Heaven in the mouth.  For now, we will call it Grilled Strawberry & Peach Heaven.

I made up a 4 aluminum "dishes" and filled them with slices of peaches and strawberries. 

Then I sprinkled the fruit with cinnamon, drizzled lightly with honey and then threw on about 8-10 miniature marshmallows.

The grill was heated to 375 degrees and I placed the "dishes" of fruit on the top rack, heating for about 15 minutes.

Not only does the fruit cook through nicely and the miniature marshmallows roast to a golden brown but a beautiful and a truly yummy, you-will-be-licking-it-off-the-foil juice develops at the bottom!

This dessert/side dish received 5 stars from the hubs, and my children, including the picky 4 year old!  I wanted to whip up another batch and indulge immediately!  It truly was perfect.

I would love to hear about your grilling dishes.  Leave a comment and share with us!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Living - Toasted Marshmallow Grilled Peaches! Yum!

I am so happy I remembered the peach concoction I came up with last summer and dove into it again tonight!

Click here for the initial post and recipe.

This time I added a drizzle of honey on top under the marshmallows.  No. you. didn't!  Yes, I sure did!  It was over the top yummy!  The kids were asking for more!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Saving - Preparing For Christmas 2013: Christmas Book Countdown!

I have heard of others doing a fun countdown to Christmas with their little ones where they wrap up Christmas books and each day as they countdown to Christmas, the kids open one up and they all read it. 

I have been meaning to give it a try, but somehow Christmas always sneaks up on me and when you are in the Christmas season already it is hard to find Christmas books at a reasonable (okay, maybe frugal) price.  So last year I wrote it down during Christmas so that after Christmas I could keep my eyes peeled for possibly some on clearance deals.  Well, I found a couple, but I really wanted more than a 2 day countdown, ha!

While shopping rummages in the past few weeks it dawned on me.....why do they have to be new when "new to us" would do just fine!
I have found an abundance of Christmas books at rummage sales and offered for as little as a quarter!  I have since picked up 12 books paying a total of $5!  The picture above shows the start of my collection; hard cover, soft cover, big, little, you name it.  They are all clean and in nice shape and carefully hidden away awaiting their debut!  I cannot wait to wrap them up for my kids.  They are going to LOVE this!

So, if you have ever considered a Christmas book collection countdown to Christmas it is not too late to do it on the frugal.  Team up with a friend and keep double the eyes open for those awesomely priced Christmas books!

Note: Thrift stores may be another exciting option.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Saving - Toys R Us Crayola Buy 1 Get 2 Free, Free Lunch Box w/Backpack!

Headed to Toys R Us this week to spend the $3 off $3 TRU purchase birthday card that my daughter received in June.  It really has been burning a hole in her pocket and she finally got the TRU trip she wanted.

And while there we found some great deals!  Here are a few:

Purchase any backpack $12.99 or more, receive a free lunch box up to $9.99! 

This really ended up being a nice deal.  The kids got the LEGOs and Barbie backpacks (these were $14.99) they love and a matching lunch box on top of it!

Crayola Buy 1 Get 2 Free
There are 2 separate deals going on through Saturday and note that they cannot be combined.  The 2 deals are as follows:

Buy 1 Crayola marker, crayons or paper and get 2 of these items free

Buy 1 Crayola Color Wonder or Xtreme Coloring and get 2 of these items free
*note: many of the Color Wonder packs at the SF location have peelie stickers for an instant savings of $1!  Purchase 3 of these at $8.99 (or more) and use 3 $1 peelies to score a great deal, as low as just $5.99 for 3!

*you can also score a $1/1 Color Wonder product coupon here on Facebook (scroll to the bottom).  Use it on any Color Wonder product to grab some nice deals! 

Tag Books on clearance
We found a couple Tag books on clearance down to $4.98 (Chuggington and a Sticker Frog book) that have $4 off peelie coupons on them, so just $.98 a book after coupon!

Up to 70% Clearance
It is clothing and shoe clearance time at Babies R Us, so be sure to swing through and check it out.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Saving/Living - Penny Per Ounce & Red White & Blue!

Just a reminder that the Gas Stop at the corner of 57th & Western is offering a construction special with penny per ounce fountain drinks and slushes!

A 20 ounce cup = $.20, a 32 ounce cup = $.32....well, you get the picture!

There is a bit of traffic woes in the area, but as long as you aren't going at high traffic times in the city, it really isn't that bad at all to get in there.

Yesterday we stopped in to grab slushes for the kids and my daughter decided she wanted a festive drink.  We built a red, white and blue slush.  Cherry on the bottom, Sprite flavor next and blue raspberry on top!  She was super excited and wanted me to share it with you all.  Simple, fun, cheap and festive!