Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yard Sales and Moving

Many of you know, but our family is getting ready to move from NC to NJ. Yes, I said we are moving TO New Jersey, for my job but also to be near family in the South Jersey area. This is the reason my blog has been silent lately, so I apologize to you and to myself for being a less than savvy shopper...when my HT receipt the other day only said I saved $14 I was quite sad! I'm hoping to pick it up again in a couple months once we are settled up there - though I'm sure I'll be blogging about Wegman's and Shoprite instead of HT...

Anyway, we are having a yard sale next week and we are pricing out trucks and storage containers and things of that nature. Anyone have any comments about having a yard sale? Any savings tips for moving? We are packing ourselves and renting our own truck since our furniture will not be coming with us for the time being. Love your thoughts!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

LOFT - 60% sale stuff!

Go online and check it out! 60% is the most I've seen off the sale stuff at LOFT lately - they do the 40 and 50% off sales kind of regularly.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free Photo Books! Snapfish and Walgreens

You can get a free 8x10 hardcover photo book via with the code YAYFREEBOOK. You can also try the code SOAPBOOK to get another one, but I think that deal ends today. You still have to pay shipping, but these books are usually $30 PLUS 6.99 shipping. With this deal, you just pay the 6.99 (+tax) Great present for Valentine's Day!

At, you can get a free purse-sized photo book with the code "PURSE" - same rules about shipping apply.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Target Coupon and some HT deals

Just wanted to remind everyone - there's a $5 off $50 or more worth of groceries at Target coupon that was mailed out earlier in the week (if you're on their mailing list). That could be great if you shop at Target for groceries, OR you can use that coupon at Harris Teeter since they take competitor coupons that are for an amount off your total order. You may need to remind the checkout person of this policy if they tell you they don't take those coupons, and typically the manager has to come override, but, hey, it's 5 bucks!

Also, for anyone interested in making Fatacurritos - HT flour tortillas, dice tomatoes with chiles (canned), Kraft shredded chedar, McCormick chili/taco seasoning, and black beans are all on sale this week. Combine with last weeks ground turkey deal and you could make some great chili OR some great Fatacurritos. Your call. Another option is to combine some of these thing with this week's Meal Deal - free eggs with purchase of Simply Hashbrowns, HT bacon, and a frying pan - add beans, tomatoes, and tortillas and you've got Huevos Rancheros or a breakfast burrito. Lots of options!

I'll let you know how my trip goes later. :-)

Monday, January 17, 2011

HT This Week and Fatacurritos

Still behind with the blogging - but I saved $95 this week (spent $156). I think we're definitely stocked up on meat! It's a good week for those deals. Most of my deals were sale-related this week - I used a bunch of coupons but it was mostly for things we needed that were not on sale. I had several personalized eVIC specials this week (one that allowed me to get free Kraft Singles cheese with coupon for 75cents off) but I didn't include those since others won't be able to get them. Don't forget to sign up for eVIC specials and coupons so you get your own personal deals! Match them with coupons from Sue Stock's database or with printable coupons from the manufacturer's website or is a great place to find printables, not just for groceries!

Meat deals:

Chuck roast, London Broil, and Top Round are all BOGO
93% lean ground turkey

Recipe: Loveli-Mom's Fatacurritos

Ground turkey great for tacos or "fatacurritos" which were created in our house when we had some ingredients for fajitas, tacos, and burritos, but couldn't decide on just one. Use large flour tortillas, black beans, rice, ground turkey taco meat, sauteed bell peppers and onions, lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream. Feel free to experiment.

Other deals:

Goldfish Crackers are 10 for $10 - the only time these are ever cheaper is for the Kroger 88 cents sale, and I haven't seen that in a while.

Coke 12 packs were 1.88 eVIC special on Saturday only (sorry I didn't give you the heads up) - I think the sale price is 3 for $11 tho.

HT beans are only 50 cents a can. Good time to stock up (or make the above recipe)

Mission Tortilla Chips are BOGO

Gold Bond Hand Lotion with sanitizer - orig. 9.99, sale 6.99 plus $1 off cpn = 5.99

All La Brea Bread is 50% off

Nature's Path Organic Flax Waffles (K loves these) are usually 3.45 per box but on sale 3 for $5

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches are usually 5.85 (what??) and were on sale for 3.99.

Sargento Shredded cheese usually 3.39, on sale for $2

Horizon half gallon organic milk with DHA - orig. 4.19, sale 3.99 - cpn from Horizon's website for 55 cents x2 = 2.89

Thomases English Muffins were BOGO

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Back on the Wagon - HT Super Doubles! 1/8/11

I'm finally back on the wagon after lots of travel for the holidays - $166 spent, $126 saved! And $40 worth of that savings was from coupons. Here were some of the deals:

Super Doubles:

Special K Deal - Special K Cereals and Cereal bars and crackers are on sale 2 for $5 - if you buy 4 items you get the 5th one free. Plus there were $1 off coupons this past Sunday for those that double. So in total you can get 5 items for $6.

Mueller's pasta - several are $1 each and there was a $1 off 2 cpn this past Sunday that doubles to make them free.

Regina Red Wine Vinegar - printable cpn for $1 off x2 makes it 35 cents

Campbells Healthy Request soups are 2 for $3 - cpns for $1 off 2 (printable) make them 50 cents each

Mrs. Butterworth syrup - orig. 3.35, sale 2.99 - printable cpn for $1 x2 - 99 cents

Johnson and Johnson baby wash - orig. 4.29, sale 2 for $6, printable cpns for $1 off x2 = $1

La Brea Bread baguettes- orig. 2.99, BOGO - printable $1 off 2 doubled makes them 50 cents each

Weight Watchers snack cakes and cookies - orig. 3.99 - sale BOGO - printable $1 off 2 doubled makes them $1 each

Tyson frozen Chicken Nuggets (bag) - orig. 6.55, sale 5.55 -$1 off peelie cpn (x2) from the penguin in the frozen food section makes them $3.55 each

Jello Pudding cups - orig. 3.29 , sale BOGO, printable cpn for $1 off 2 doubled makes them 65 cents each

Horizon Milk (1/2 gallon with DHA) orig. 4.19, sale 3.99, printable cpns for $1 off on Horizon website (x2) = 1.99 per half gallon

Other good deals:

Hormel Black Label bacon - BOGO
HT chicken breast - Buy 1 get 2 free
Old Orchard Juice buy 2 get 3 free

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Super Double Coupons at HT this week!

Ok, I've been out of the game for a while and need to get back in! So here's my first post of 2011. Super Doubles at HT this week! You may be able to use some of those peelies from the penguin in the frozen food section. Enjoy!