Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Macey's Case Lot Sale

Macey's has some great deals in their case lot sale going on right now!  Check out these items:

Betty Crocker Corn Bread Mix, case of 24, $6.00 ($.25 each)
Butterfield Farms Chunk White Chicken, case of 24 $23.76 ($.99 each)
Campbells Spaghettios or Spaghetti, case of 12 $6.00 or case of 24 $12.00 ($.50 each)
Carey Table Salt, case of 24 $8.00 ($.33 each)
Hunts Spaghetti Sauce case of 12, $10.56 ($.88 each)
Langers Apple juice, case of 8 $10 ($1.25 each)
Rio de Oro Imitation Vanilla case of 12 $11.88 ($.99 each)
Western Family Frozen Vegetables case of 12 $7.08 ($.59 each)
Western Family Pasta, 48 oz. case of 8 $15.92, ($1.99 each)
Western Family Tomato Paste case of 48, $18.72 ($.39 each)
Western Family Tomato Sauce, case of 48, $12.00 ($.25 each)
Augason Farms Hard Wheat, 45 lb. pail $15.99
Augason Farms Hard Wheat , 50 lbs. bag $11.99
Augason Farms Large Lentils, 25 lb. bag $21.99
Augason Farms Pinto Beans, 25 lb. bag $14.99
Augason Farms Rolled Oats, 50 lb. Old Fashioned or Quick, $19.99

Smith's Deals - WWW

Here are the great deals at Smith's this week:

Smith's boneless skinless breasts or thighs, $1.69/lb.
Mountain Dairy Milk, gallon $2.38, $.75 printable couple, final price $1.63
Rotisserie Chicken, $3.99
Coke, 12 pk. buy 3 get 4th free, final price $2.50 each wyb4
Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides $1.00, $.75/3 printable coupon, final price $.75 each
Ivory or Safeguard soap or bodywash, $1.00, $.50 coupon PG7/31, final price $.50

Mix or Match: Buy 2 Save $2
Bounce 100-120 ct, $4.99/3.99, $.25 coupon PG7/31, final price$3.74
Downy, $4.99/3.99, $.25 coupon PG7/31, final price $3.74
Tide Laundry Detergent $5.99/4.99, $2 coupon SS7/1, final price 2.99, or $1 coupon PG7/31, final price $3.99

Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, or Tuna Helper, buy 5 or more, get $2 voucher valid on your NEXT shopping trip
Hamburger, chicken, tuna Helper, $1.00, $.75/3 coupon SS6/12 and SS7/17, final price $.45 each

Living Planet Aquarium Membership

Right now you can get an adult and one child membership to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy for only $18!  That's 50% savings, so hurry and jump on this deal!  Click on this link to visit the Living Social website and get your deal!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Crazy-Good Deals at Old Navy this weekend!

RUN - don't walk - to Old Navy today or tomorrow!  (7/29 - 7/30)  They have a huge selection of graphic and plain-colored tees for the whole family for only $4!  Also, all swimwear is $4 too.  I just got back and was pretty impressed by the selection available and got lots of cute shirts for the kids for back to school (plus a few for my hubby and me too!)  I also got swimwear for the kiddos for next summer - at that price I can't afford not to! :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Great deals to be had at Macey's still, hooray for the Grand Opening sale still going on!  Smith's is also continuing the Daytona 500 Mega Event, so clip your coupons and get saving!

Broccoli & Cauliflower, $.79/lb.
Pineapple $.69/lb.

Fuze Drinks, $.99, $1/2 coupon SS4/10, final price $.49
Welchs Essentials Drink, 64 oz. $2.50, $1 coupon FrigoSS5/1, final price $1.50

Ortolano Mediterranean Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 34 oz. $1.99
Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta, $1.39, $1 coupon SS5/15, final price $.39 (family favorite!)
Western Family Chunk Light Tuna, $.69
Bayer Advanced Asprin $2.99, $2 coupon SS6/12, final price $.99
Ivory or Safeguard Bar Soap, $.99, $.50/1 coupon PG7/3, final price $.50

Dole Premium classic salad, (double rewards points) $1.67
Peaches $1/lb.
Peaches, plums or nectarines, 2 lb. bag $2.49

Beef, london broil super value pack $2.49/lb.
Beef, rib eye steaks, bone-in super value pack, $4.99/lb.

Dannon Activia $1.88, $1/2 coupon RP6/5, final price $1.38
Dannon Danimals $1.88, $1 coupon SS6/5, final price $.88
Kroger Cheese 32 oz bar or shredded, $4.99, $1/2 lbs printable coupon on GS website, final price $3.99
Mountain Dairy milk $1.99 (haven't seen this price in a while!), $.75 printable coupon on GS website, final price $1.24!!

Kelloggs Cereal $1.67, $5/5 coupon RP7/10, final price $.67
Banana Boat Sun Care 50% off, $1 coupon SS6/26, final price varies

Daytona 500 Mega Event: Buy 10, get $3 off (price shown is after the discount)
Banquet Brown n Serve Sausage, $.68
Country Time Drink Mix $.99
Dove Deodorant $1.69, $.75 coupon RP6/26, final price $.94
Hefty One Zip Storage or Freezer Bags $1.19, $1/2 coupon RP7/10, final price $.69
Lloyd Shredded Barbecue $3.69, $.75 coupon SS6/26, final price $2.94
Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat, ham or turkey, $2.69, $1/2 coupon SS5/15, plus a catalina deal! Buy (3) get $2 voucher, Buy (4) get $3 vouche, Buy (5)+ get $4 voucher on your next shopping trip. Expires 7/10
Oscar Mayer Weiners $1.49, $1/2 coupon SS6/19, final price $.99
Pop Tarts $2.39, $1/2 coupon RP5/15, final price $2.09, printable coupons available on GS website too

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WWW - a day late!

Whew, this week is sure zipping by quickly!  But there are some great deals this week that I just had to share!  I went to the new Macey's in Lehi today and got some great deals!  Smith's also has a great sale that started this week, so get ready and go shopping!  Visit Grocery Smarts for coupon details and to make your own custom shopping list!

Cantaloupe, $.33/lb.
Peaches, $1.29/lb.
Seedless watermelon, $.09/lb.
Oakdell Medium Eggs, 5 dozen, $3.99
Western family sour cream, $.88
Western Family cheese, 2 lb. loaf $5.49 (I got mine for $2.99!)
Boneless, skinless chicken breast, $1.29/lb. when you buy the 40 lb. box
Ground beef hamburger patties, $1.49/lb. in a 10 lb. box
(they have an in-ad coupon for $3 off any grilling meat when you buy 4 boxes of 7-Up drinks for $10)
A-1 Steak Sauce, $2.99,  after $1 coupon SS6/5, $1.99
And my favorite deal, Crystal Light Drink Mixes, $2.19.  Use in-ad coupon for $1/2 and manufacturer's coupon for $1/1 SS6/12, final price $.69!

Peaches or Nectarines, $1.98/2 lbs.
Seedless watermelon, $.25/lb.
Beef T-bone steak, $.99/lb.
Chicken, boneless skinless super value pack, $1.69/lb.
Salmon, $2.99/lb
Johnsonville Smoked Chicken Sausage, $3.99, after $1/1 coupon SS6/19, $2.99
Cottage Cheese, $1
Nabisco snack Crackers $1.67, $1/2 coupon SS6/19, final price $1.17
Nabisco Wheat Thins Crunch Stix, $1.67, $1 coupon SS4/17, final price $.67
Stacy's Pita Chips $2, $.55 coupon SS6/26, final price $1.45
Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta (we love this!!), $1, $1 coupon SS5/15, final price: FREE!

Daytona 500 Mega Event: Buy 10, get $3 Off (Price shown is before/after $3 off)
Banquet Brown n Serve Sausage, $.98/.68
Breyers Blasts Ice Cream, $2.99/2.69 (digital coupons available)
Country time Drink Mix, 10-12 ct. or 6-8 qt. $1.29/.99
Dial Body Wash 13.5-18 oz.$3.29/2.99, $2/1 coupon RP6/12, final price $.99
Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat, Ham or Turkey 16 oz. $2.99/2.69, $1/2 coupon SS5/15, final price $2.19

Kids eat free at IKEA this weekend!

Are you heading to IKEA this weekend to do any shopping?  If so, bring your kids and treat them to a free kids meal from July 1-4! Choose one combo meal valued at $2.49. Children under 12 only. Child must be present. Limit one combo meal per child. No purchase necessary.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Free samples never stink.

Vocalpoint’s giving away FREE samples of Glad® ForceFlex® OdorShield® with Febreze® Freshness bags. Get yours!

Extra coupons on Sunday

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but as I was gong through my coupons I noticed a couple bonus coupons!  On the front page of my Deseret News, there's a coupon for $.19 hotdog buns at the new Macey's in Lehi, good yesterday and today.  There's also a coupon in the Parade magazine for a B1G1F $5 meal at KFC.  Besides the regular inserts, it's always nice to get a few bonus ones too!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Grocery Smarts now in Nevada and California!

Attention all deal-seeking shoppers in Nevada and California!  Grocery Smarts is now in Las Vegas, Orange County, and Sacramento areas!  We have great rates for local newspapers, and updated grocery lists for local stores!  See the "Newspaper Deals" tab for local subscription rates.  And hey, if you can get enough people together for a big class, and are willing to put up with my family and me, I will even travel for a class or two! :)  Contact me for more details!

Grocery Smarts Android App

Have you heard?  Grocery Smarts has a super cool app for Android phones!  I just tried it out last night and I love it!  Now I can put my shopping list on my phone and not print it out.  I can also select how many of each item I want, and it calculates the final price so I can know what to expect to pay at the store! 

Have you tried it out yet?  What do you think?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cow Appreciation Day

I love free stuff, and free Chick-Fil-A just about tops my list of favorite things to get for free!  July 8th is Cow Appreciation day, so if you come into the restaurant dressed as a cow, you get a free meal!  Click here for a printable cow costume, or you can get creative and make your own!


More great deals this week on diapers and cereal at Smith's!  Here are my favorite picks of the week:

Anjou Pears, $1.50/lb.
Blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries 6 oz., $3
Grapes, red seedless, $.99/lb.
Nectarines or peaches, 2 lb. bag $1.98

Meat & Dairy:
Turkey, Jennie O pan roasts, 2 lb. $3
Kroger cheese, 6-8 oz. $1.67
Mountain Dairy Milk $2.38. $.75 printable coupon available
Silk soymilk or Pure Almond Almondmilk, half gallon $2.99, $2 printable coupon available
Hillshire Farm lunch meat, 5 oz. $1

Arrowhead water, 24-pk. $3.69, $2/3 downloadable coupon, final price $3.02
Powerade or Powerade Zero, $.50, $1/5 printable coupon available

Hershey's or Reeses minis candy, $2.50, $2/2 coupon FrigoSS5/1, final price $1.50
Nabisco SnakSacks, $1, $1/2 coupon SS6/19, final price $.50
Nabisco Wheat Thins Crunch Stix, $1.67, $1/1 coupon SafeKidsSS4/17, final price $.67
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers, $1, $.55/2 printable coupon available, final price $.78

Mega Event continues this week for cereal and diapers.  Please see last week's WWW post for coupon and price information.  Buy any 5 items and get $5 off at checkout.  The items that are included in this sale are:
Huggies Baby wipes
Huggies Diapers
Cottonelle Bath Tissue (printable coupon available)
Juicy Juice
Kelloggs cereal (Frosted Flakes, Mini-wheats, Raisin Bran, etc.)


Leaf Lettuce, red, green or romaine: $.59/each
Strawberries, 2 lb. $2.99

Meat & Dairy:
Chicken, Sunny Roost leg quarters $
Chicken, Sunny Roost whole chicken, $.89/lb.
Western Family cheese, 16 oz. loaf, $2.79

Powerade sports drinks, $.50

Kraft HandiSnacks Pudding 4-pk, $.69

Breakfast Meal Deal, with in-ad vendor coupon, $5 for one of each of the following:
-Mr. Dees Hash Rounds, crinkle fries, or hash browns, 24 oz.
-Western Family frozen orange juice, 12 oz.
-Western Family buttermilk pancake mix, 32 oz.
-Western Family large eggs, dozen
-Western Family syrup, 24 oz. regular or light

Visit Grocery Smarts for a full list of all the sale items and links to all printable coupons.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free Donuts for Dad!

To celebrate Father's Day, Krispy Kreme in Orem is having a Father's Day Ugly Tie contest!  Give them your old, ugly tie, and they give you a dozen donuts - for free!  My husband has already scoured his closet for some choice cast-asides and we had our own .  

Don't life in Utah county?  Call your local Krispy Kreme and see if they are participating too! 

Offer ends on Father's Day. 



Great sales this week at Smith's!!  Great time to stock up on cereal, diapers & wipes!  Here are my picks for hot deals this week:

Huggies Sale - buy any 5 participating items and save $5 instantly!
Huggies wipes $.99, $.50 coupon SS6/12, final price $.49

Huggies Diapers $7.99, $2 coupon SS6/12, final price $5.99
Huggies Pull-ups, $.7.99, $1.50 coupon SS6/12, final price $6.49

Schick Slim Twin Razors $3/2, $3 coupon SS5/8, final price $1.50 each
Suave Deodorant $1.06, $.75 coupon RP5/22, final price $.31
Propel Fitness Water, buy 10 get 5 more FREE (limit 3 rewards per transaction), final price $.67 each

Kelloggs Cereal, buy 5 participating items and save $5 instantly! Stack that with THIS REBATE, and you're getting some great deals on cereal! (see the rebate for specific cereals that apply)
Most cereals on sale for $1.49
Use the following coupons: $1/3 RP5/15, $1/2 RP5/15, $1/3 RP6/5, $1/2 RP6/12
Final price $.16 to FREE!

Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.67, $1 coupon SS4/17, final price $.67
Smiths Large Eggs, dozen, $.99
Natures Bounty Vitamins or Supplements 50% off, $1 coupon RP6/5
V8 Vegetable Juice or V Fusion, $2.49, $1/1 or $2/2 coupon  SS6/5, final price $1.49
 Sobe Juice or Life Water, buy 10 and get 5 more FREE (limit 3 rewards per transaction), final price $.67 each

Seedless Watermelon, $.20/lb
Mini Carrots, 16 oz. $1
Ronzoni Pasta $1, $1/1 coupon SS5/15, final price FREE!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

No coupons today

With Memorial Day tomorrow, there are no coupons in today's paper.  Often on holiday weekends, the papers take a break from coupons too.  While we miss the coupons, they usually make up for it with extra coupons the following week! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Red & White Pasta

Did you stock up on pasta a few weeks ago and want to find a fun, easy recipe to use with it?  Try this:

Red & White Pasta
12-16 oz. pasta, any variety
Tomato-based pasta sauce (canned or home-made)
Alfredo sauce (canned or home-make) check out this link for some easy alfredo sauce)
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

Cook pasta according to directions.  In a 9X13 baking dish, spoon in half of the pasta.  Spread a layer of red sauce over the noodles, then some of the white sauce - 1/2 cup to a cup of each, depending on how saucy you want it.  Spread on half of the mozzarella.  Repeat with remaining noodles and sauces, top with cheese.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, removing foil for last 10 minutes.   

Serve with breadsticks and a nice green salad.  Enjoy!


Time for this week's picks of yummy, delicious, and Weight-Watcher - friendly bargains around town!  To make your own shopping list, make sure to visit Grocery Smarts and use my code, g84ccg.  You will find links to all the printable coupons as well as find deals for other stores in your area.

Fresh Produce:
Corn on the Cob, $.33
Vidalia Onions, 5 lb. bag $3.49
Strawberries, 2 lb. $2.99
Tomatoes on the Vine $1.50/lb.
Seedless Watermelon, $.25/lb.
Chicken - Smith's Split chicken breast, super value pack, $.99/lb.
Oscar Mayer Beef Franks, $3.00, $1/2 coupon SS5/15 makes them $2.50 each
Nabisco Wheat Thins Crunch Stix $1.67, $1 coupon SafeKidsSS4/17 makes them $.67
Coppertone Sun Care $5.99, $1 coupon RP5/22 makes it $4.99

Frozen Food Mega Event: Buy 10 items save $5 (price listed is after the $5 off)
Cool Whip, $.89
Lean Cuisine Entree, $1.68, $1/4 coupon PurinaSS5/1 makes them $1.43 each
Weight Watchers Frozen Treats, $2.99, $1 coupon in weekly WW booklets makes them $1.99

Huggies Sale, buy $15 worth get $3 voucher good on your next shopping trip
Huggies Diapers, 44-104 ct. $15.99, $2 coupon SS5/15, makes it $13.99
Huggies Little Swimmers, $5.99, $2 coupon SS5/15, makes it $3.99

Corn on the cob, $.25 each
Cucumbers, $.69 each
Dole Salad Mix, $1.39
Pineapple, $.89/lb.
Strawberries, 2 lb. $2.99
Watermelon, whole seedless, $.22/lb.
Chicken, Sunny Roost Boneless Skinless Breasts, frozen, $1.69/lb.
Chicken, Sunny Roost Fresh Drums or Thighs, $.89/lb.
Eggs, 18-pk., $1.69
Western Family Sour Cream, $.88
Western Family Medium Cheese, 16-oz., $4.99
Dreyers Ice Cream, Yogurt or Sherbert, $2.59
Propel Zero  Calorie Fitness Water, $.50, $1/2 coupon SS2/13 makes them FREE!
Lawyr's Marinades, 12 oz., $.99

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Macey's in Lehi?!?

My SIL was at Fresh Market (formerly Albertson's on Main Street) and heard from the store employee that towards the middle of June, Fresh Market will be turned over to Macey's!!!  I can hardly wait, I love shopping at Macey's, but it's just a bit too far out of my way to shop there too regularly - but not for long! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Happy Wednesday!  Here are my picks for the best Weight-Watcher-friendly deals of the week:

Blackberries, 12 oz. $3.99
Carrots, mini peeled, 16 oz. $1.79
Mangos $.89
Strawberries, 1 lb. $1.50 or 2 lbs. $2.99
Kroger Sour Cream, 16 oz. $.88
Yoplait Yogurt $.44, $.40/6 Coupon MiOSS3/27 and SS5/8, makes them $.37 each
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice or Trop 50 Juice $2.99, $2/3 coupon Moments5/1 makes them $2.32 each
Kroger Ibuprofen, 24 ct $.88
Wisk, 26-32 loads $3.99, $2/1 coupon RP5/15 makes it $1.99

Frozen Food Mega Event: buy 10 items save $5 (price shown is after the save $5)
Cool Whip $.88
Lean Cuisine Entree $1.68, $1/4 coupon SS5/1 makes it $1.43
Stouffers Farmers Harvest Entrees, see Grocery Smarts website for printable coupon for $1.10/2, makes it $1.13 each

Huggies, buy $15 worth get $3 voucher good on your next shopping trip
Huggies Diapers, jumbo $8.99,see Grocery Smarts website for printable $1.50 coupon
Huggies Pull-Ups training pants, $8.99, $1.50 coupon SS5/15
Buy 3 packages of diapers or pull-ups for $26.97
Use $4.50 in coupons
Get $3 towards next purchase
Equals $6.49 each

Colgate-Palmolive, buy $10 worth get $3 voucher good on your next shopping trip
Colgate Toothpaste $.88, Coupon $.75 4 oz. or larger FrigoSS5/1, $.13 each
buy 12 for $10.56,
Use  $9 in coupons (or as many as you have)
get $3 towards next purchase,
Can be a $1.44 money maker!

Cucumbers, $.39 each
Oranges, large naval, $.59/lb.
Strawberries 1 lb. $1.49
Pork, sirloin roast, $1.79/lb.
Challenge Butter $1.67, $.75 coupon SS11/14 for any Challenge product, or $1 coupon SS11/14 for Tuscan Style, $.92 or $.67
Crystal Light Drink Mix $2.50, B2G1F coupon SS4/3, $1.25 each
Propel Zero Calorie $.50, $1/2 coupon SS2/13, FREE!
Cottage Bread, white or wheat, $1.25
La Victoria Salsa $1.79, $1/2 coupon SS5/15, $1.29
Nalley Pickles $2.99, $1.25 coupon RP5/22, $1.74
Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta $1.19, in-ad store coupon $.88 each, also use manufacturers coupon SS5/15 for $1/1, FREE (with $.12 overage)
Wacky Mac Pasta $1.19, in-ad store coupon $.88 each, also use manufacturers coupon $.40 SS5/8, $.48
Western Family Olive Oil, $3.99
Western Family Yellow Mustard 24 oz. square bottle, $1.19, in-ad store coupon $.88 each.

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free Frozen Strawberry Lemonade!

Did you see the coupon in the Parade Magazine in the Sunday paper for a free frozen strawberry lemonade at McDonald's?  I can't wait to try it out!  There's also a coupon for $1 off a Frapee or Frozen Fruit Smoothie, yummy!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I apologize for missing WWW last week!  We had our rounds of the stomach bug around here and blogging took a back seat to laundry, carpet cleaning, and re-hydrating some sick kiddos.  But I'm back and ready to share some great sales for this week!  See the Grocery Smarts website for printable coupons.

Apples, Red Delicious, $.99/lb.
Mini Carrots, 1 lb. $1.50
Lighthouse Dressings and Dips, B1G1F, SafeKidsSS4/17
Strawberries, 4 lbs. $5.99
Frozen chicken, cutlets, tenderloins or thighs, $6.99
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, 32 oz. $2.50, $.55 printable coupon, $1.95
Schick Quattro Disposable Razors, $3, coupon for $2 off womens razor or refill, $1

Buy 10 get $5 off Sale Items (price shown is after the $.50 off per item)
American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta, $.49, coupon for $.55 SS4/10, Free
Blue Diamond Almonds, $1.49, coupon for $.75/2 SS1/23, $1.12 each
Jell-o Mousse Temptations, $1.99,$1 off printable coupon, $.99
Moms Best Naturals Cereal, $.99, $.75 off printable coupon, $.24
Nivea Body Wash for Women, $2.49, $3 coupon HoneyBakedRP4/17, Free
Nivea Body Wash for Men, $2.49, $3 coupon HoneyBakedRP4/17, Free
Nivea Express Hydration Lotion or Gel, $3.49, $2 coupon HoneyBakedRP4/17, $1.49
Oscar Meyer Ham or Turkey lunch meat, 10 oz., $1.99
Propel Water, $.49, $1/2 coupon SS2/13, Free
Quaker Cereal, $1.49, $2/3 coupon Moments5/1, $.82
Quaker Rice Snacks, $.79, $.55/2 coupon Moments5/1, $.54
Ragu, $.99
Reach Advantage Toothbrush $1, $2.50/2 coupon SafeKidsSS4/17, Free
Ronzoni Garden Delight, Healthy Harvest, or Smart Taste Pasta $.49, $1/2 printable coupon, Free
Silk Pure Almond or Pure Coconut, half gallon, $2.49, $1 coupon SS4/10, $1.49
SoBe Lifewater, $.99, $1.50/5 coupon Moments5/1, $.69

Broccoli: $.68/lb
Cucumbers: $.33 each
Oranges, naval: $.50/lb
Shur Savings Milk, $1.21 with in-store coupon and purchase of 2 packages of any Mother's Cookies
Silk Natural Soymilk, $2.98, with $1/1 coupon SS4/10, $1.98
Western Family Large Eggs, 18-pk, $1.69
Western Family Yogurt, 6 oz. $.33
Sobe or Sobe Lifewater, $.99, with $1.50/5 Moments 5/1 coupon, $.69/each
General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios $1.49, $1/2 SS3/27, or if you've purchase Pampers diapers recently, there's a $1 off coupon making it only $.49!
Kraft Salad Dressings $1.50, with $1/2 coupon SS4/10, $1
Nalley Pickles $2.50, with $.75 coupon LOrealRP4/17, $1.75
Western Family canned tomatoes, $.59
Western Family frozen vegetables, $.79
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $8.99, with $4 coupon PG5/1, $4.99
Pantene Shampoo or conditioner, $2.88, with $3/2 coupon PG5/1, $1.38 each

$71 shopping trip

I just got back from Smith's and got some great deals!  My total before sales and coupons was $183, and I left paying $71.  Good enough to get a high-five from the cashier!  I got:
  • 1 dozen eggs (not at all on sale)
  • 1 Jell-o Mousse Temptations
  • 8 WW Smart Ones entrees (love these for lunch)
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • 5 Freschetta pizzas (and a $5 coupon towards Mother's Day flowers, think he'll get the hint?) :)
  • 7 boxes Quick Cook pasta (free)
  • 8 boxes Rozoni pasta (free)
  • 10 bottles Propel Zero (free, and I'm drinking one right now)
  • 3 boxes Life cereal
  • 7 packages spaghetti noodles
  • 3 packages Kandoo wipes
  • 2 bags Quaker Quakes
  • 4 cans of Diamond almonds (DH is going to LOOOOVE me when he sees those!)
  • 3 packages of deli meat
  • Bag of frozen chicken thighs
  • Coffee cream (free), gonna have me some yummy hot cocoa tonight
  • 2 packages of Nestle cookie dough  (I was weak)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Talk the Talk

Are you a beginning couponer?  Here are some terms used frequently in the couponing world:

SS: Smart Source
RP: Red Plum
P&G: Proctor & Gamble

These are the 3 major coupon inserts in the Sunday papers, and the inserts are the same no matter which paper you subscribe to.  The only difference is the RP, which either come in a mailer insert, usually on Tuesdays, or are included in the Daily Harold paper available in Utah county.
Sometimes newspapers have multiple inserts, so an insert could be designated as SS1 or SS2, etc. if multiples exist.

DND: Do Not Double.  Sometimes you'll see this on coupons, especially printable coupons, and it refers to double coupon events that some stores occasionally have where they will double the value of a coupon.  This does not mean that you cannot use multiple coupons in a transaction.
B1G1F: Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Catalina: These are the coupons/offers that print at the register at check-out at some grocery stores.  Coupons are usually store-specific.
Beer Rebate: Rebates offered by different beer companies for various purchases.  In the state of Utah, beer purchase is not required for the rebate!

Have any questions about terms not listed above?  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to answer your questions!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fun Easter bread

With Easter Sunday just a few days away, I'm trying to put together a fun Easter dinner menu for my family, and I think this sweet little guy will be taking center stage!  Rhodes Rolls are on sale this week at Smiths for $3, and there's a coupon RP 4/10 for $1/2 which makes it $2.50 each when you buy two.  Check out the Rhodes website here for instructions on making your own lamb!  They also have instructions on some cute little bunny rolls too!


Time for another Weight Watchers Wednesday!  Here are my picks for the week:

Strawberries, 1 lb. $1.50 or 2 lbs. for $2.99
Fage Greek Yogurt, $1.25, $2/2 printable coupon here makes it $.25
Kroger cottage cheese or sour cream (low-fat and non-fat varieties included), $1.00
Silk Half Gallon $2.50, $1/1 SS4/10 makes it $1.50
Birds Eye frozen vegetables $.79
Purex laundry detergent $1.99, $1/1 RP3/13 makes it $.99

The sale on cereal is still going on for one more week.  Last week I got 16 boxes of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Honey Nut Chex, and Golden Grahams.  Coupons are in SS3/6, 3/20, and 3/27.  You can also find lots of coupons online.  Check out Grocery Smarts for links to all the coupons available.  The item limit per transaction is 4, so make sure you break your items into separate transactions to take advantage of the gift card deal.  How it works:

Buy 4 boxes of cereal for $10
Use two $1/2 coupons
Get $5 gift card at check-out
Final price is $3 for 4 boxes of cereal - $.75 each!

Lettuce, Cello wrapped iceberg $.89 each
Fresh Pineapple $.68/lb.
Blue Bonnet Margarine, regular or light $.65
Western Family cream cheese brick $.99
Western Family large eggs, dozen $.79 (WOW!)
Western Family orange juice, 64 oz. chilled $1.99
Western Family sour cream $.88
Crystal Light $2.50, SS4/3 B2G1F, makes it $1.67 when you buy 3
Western Family pitted olives, 6 oz. can $.99
Chinet Napkins 90 ct. $2.00, SS4/10 makes it $1.25
Imperial plastic cutlery, 51 ct., forks, spoons, or combo $.69

Fresh Market:
Pineapple, Premium Gold $.69/lb.
Strawberries, 1 lb. pkg. $1.50
Ham - Sugar Tree or Dubuque Bone-in spiral sliced, $1.48/lb.
Blue Bonnet Margarine, regular or light $.65
Western Family cream cheese brick $.99
Crystal Light $2.50, SS4/3 B2G1F, makes it $1.67 when you buy 3
Western Family frozen peas or corn, 16 oz. $.77
Chinet Napkins 90 ct. $2.00, SS4/10 makes it $1.25

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Are you looking for a new home or thinking about selling your current home?  Chris Sugden, besides being a great brother of mine, is also a top-notch realtor.  He helped us buy and sell our homes and has always done a fantastic job for us as well as the friends and family we have referred to him.  He has a special offer for anyone looking to use his services, just tell him that you found him through The Skinny Deal!  He is offering:
  • Free 1-year home warranty ($300 value) - AND -
  • Free home inspection ($300 value) or Free appraisal ($350 value)
Call Chris today and find out what he can to do help you! 801-808-4835.

Baby Deals

One question I frequently get is how to find great deals on baby things?  Here are some of my favorite places to get kid stuff:

Diapers - I buy most of my diapers lately through Amazon.  Their Amazon Mom club gives you a 30% discount every time, and they include free expedited shipping on all orders!  To subscribe, go to, then select which diapers you'd like to subscribe to.  I find the Huggies Snug & Dry to be the best value for my kiddos.
Baby Gear - my guilty pleasure for cute, high-end baby gear is Baby Steals.  Twice of day, at 9am and 9pm, they offer one baby item for sale at 50% off, sometimes even more.  They are a local company, located just off I 2-15 and California Avenue, and you can pick up items locally, or they offer reasonable shipping rates.

PYP - Pinching Your Pennies has great access to deals for toys, clothing, you name it.  You can look at the forums for ideas, or sign up for the Screaming Penny email which sends daily emails with the top killer deals.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I still have a few minutes of Wednesday left, and I just wanted to share what I call my WWW: Weight Watchers Wednesday, my picks for great deals at Smith's that are also Weight Watcher-friendly items. So without further ado, I give you my WWW picks for this week!

Apples (Red delicious, golden delicious, gala, or granny smith) $1.00/lb.
Avocados $.88
Grapes (Red seedless) $.99/lb.
Red Bell Peppers $.88

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, 64 oz. $3.04 (ss1/30 .55/1)
I Can't Believe it's Not Butter spray w/ olive oil $1.14 (see Grocery Smarts list for coupon link)
Smith's Eggs $.99
Cool Whip, 8 oz. $.99
Dreyer's Ice Cream $2.50
Nestle Baking Morsels $1.25 (SS4/10) When you buy 4 or more, you get $3 off your next purchase making them $.75 per bag.  Yeah!

*Fiber One 90-Calorie Bars $1.25 (SS3/6)
*General Mills Cereals, many varieties $1.25 (SS3/6 and SS3/27)

With these items, you get a $5 gift card for purchasing 4 items, one GC per transaction, which makes the actual price $.75 per box for the cereal and $.85 I think for the Fiber One bars.

Visit Grocery Smarts to make your shopping list and get saving!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why shop with coupons?

I think the first question people ask about shopping with coupons is why do it? There a quite a few reason, but the biggest answer for me is because I save a TON of money and get a LOT of groceries! I started shopping with coupons about two years ago after we moved into our new home and our mortgage payment was a tight fit. We cut our food budget in half and it made a huge difference.

Besides the whole money issue, we've been able to actually build up a decent food storage. BC (before coupons), we had a pretty sad pantry. I might pick up an extra can of this or box of that, but I didn't have much. Granted, at the time I had a tiny pantry and couldn't fit a lot of extra food in there anyway, but it was still pretty sad. Now, I'm finally building up a good stock-pile of food my family likes and best of all, I'm getting the food for cheap!
A little while ago, our city had a boil order on water due to some contamination. People were flocking to the stores buying up all the bottled water and stores could hardly keep up with the demand. I never went to the store once that week since I had 7 flats of bottled water as well as a few liter bottles. We also had a stash of juices and punches for the kids. That was nice.

There are other reasons to coupon shop, and I'll address more of those in the future, but I just wanted to share a few of the main reasons first.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A few changes

For the few people out there who have checked out my cooking blog in the past, I hope you don't mind, but this blog is going to be taking on a new direction of sorts. Instead of just sharing recipes, I'm also going to start adding more posts about couponing and saving money! (and who doesn't love saving a few dollars here and there?) For about a year now, I have been an instructor with Grocery Smarts and I'm excited to have a new forum for people to come to who have taken my class or for those who are interested in learning more about saving money on groceries.

Being a busy mom, I know how hard it can be to try to save money but also provide healthy, interesting, and yummy meals for your family, so I will do my best to share a few things that work for me and my family!