Thursday, October 6, 2011

Whats For Dinner? Good Deals at HT Right Now 10/5-10/11

One of the hardest things that us Moms have to figure out is what to feed our families for dinner.  Some kids (and husbands) are picky about what they eat, so you may end up in a rut and keep serving the same dinner over and over.  Or you may find yourself waiting until the last minute to plan dinner.  You go to the store and pay full price (the "f" word) for your ingredients.   

A solution to these problems is to plan your dinners based on the sales flyer of your favorite grocery store or 2 stores.  I begin my planning based on what meat is for sale.  My Mom always told me " If you have a meat, you have a meal."  I always have ground beef, stew meat, and chicken in the freezer because I buy them on sale ahead of time, so I don't have to pay full price when I need it.  If you do not do this already, I highly suggest buying the meat when its on sale and stocking up in your freezer. You don't nee to get a large amount because another sale will come around soon enough.    Locally (in NC), the best price for boneless, skinless chicken is $1.99/lb.  Every now and then, Kroger will have it for $1.77/lb, but I haven't seen that lately.  The best price I have seen in a long time for 80/20 ground beef is $1.99/lb.  When you see these prices for chicken and ground beef, you know it is a good time to stock up!  

So, this week at Harris Teeter, the 2 pound chubs of 80/20 ground beef are on sale.  They are BOGO and the price ends up being $1.99/lb.  If you plan on freezing some, I recommend opening the chubs and putting them into freezer bags in 1 lb. portions since most recipes call for 1 lb. of meat.  The meat is MUCH easier to defrost in the microwave when in a freezer bag.

Here is a tip I just learned about Harris Teeter and boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  They sell them in the meat department ALL the time for $1.99/lb.  This is way cheaper than buying them frozen or in the packages on the sales floor.  

Other meats on sale this week:
Butterball Turkey bacon $3
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage BOGO
NY Strip steaks BOGO

So, whats for dinner this week at my house?

  • Breakfast Night - Butterball Turkey Bacon and Scrambled Eggs
  •  Meatloaf, Scalloped potatoes (from my pantry stockpile) and Aldi green beans (*Aldi has great prices on canned veggies and cooking soups and they taste GREAT!)
  • Grilled Cheese and Soup (also from my pantry stock pile)
  •  Frenchs Onion Chicken, Rice, and Salad  (Frenchs onions and rice from stock pile)
  • Beef Stroganoff (bought Stew Meat when BOGO at Harris Teeter).  This is a very easy and tasty crock pot recipe.  Put 1 1/2 -2 pounds of stew meat in crock pot.  Add 1 Cream of Chicken soup and a pouch of Onion soup powder (like Lipton's, but aldi has their own brand).  Stir together and cook on low for 6 hours.  Serve over rice or egg noodles.  YUM! 
Since HT has great deals on Spaghetti sauce, Meat, and pasta this week, it would be a great time to stock up on those items and make a double batch of Spaghetti or Baked Ziti.  Bertolli Pasta sauces are Buy 2, Get 3 Free.  Barilla pasta is also Buy 2, Get 3 Free.  

Hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

HT Shopping Trip Today: August 21, 2011

Some of these deals were eVIC deals that are only good for today, but the other deals should be good through Tuesday. 

I got alot for $21.27!  Here is what I bought:

Hillshire Farm Turkey $3.50
- $1 off or $.55 off (you choose)
= $2.40

Barilla Piccolini $1.67
- $0.55/1 Barilla Piccolini, exp. 8/21/11 (SS 06/26/11)
= $0.57

2 Tropicana Pure Premium (Sunday Only eVIC Special) $1.97 each
- $1/1 Tropicana Pure Premium Product, exp. 8/31/11 (RP 07/10/11)
= $0.97 each

International Delight Creamer Quart $2.97
- .55 Printable
 = $1.87

3 Sargento Shredded Cheese BOGO $1.89 each
- $.75 Peelie on Cheese bag
= $0.39 each

2 Tombstone Frozen Pizza (Sunday Only eVIC Special) $1.87
$1.50/3 Printable  OR $1/1 Q from 8/17 Smartsource
 = as low as $0.87 each

2 Domino Sugar 5 1b bags (Had Raincheck) $2.99
- $0.50/1 Domino Granulated Sugar Product, exp. 9/30/11 (RP 06/26/11 R)
 = $1.99 each

HT Organic Raisins 6 pack BOGO $1.24

HT Peanuts BOGO $1.13

Aunt Jemima Pancakes BOGO $1.49
- $1/1 Printable
 = $0.49

Planters Peanut Butter BOGO $1.34 each
$0.75/1 Planters Peanut Butter, exp. 10/2/11 (SS 08/21/11)

2 Newspapers @$2 each

TOTAL Spent = $21.27
TOTAL Saved (with VIC card and coupons)  = $43.81

There were some other great deals I wanted to take advantage of, but they were out of stock.  Of course, I picked up some rainchecks.  Rainchecks are a MUST if you want to take advantage of good deals.  Harris Teeter's never expire, so you can hang onto them until Super Doubles or when you run out of the item.

Purina Dog Chow 17- 20lb bag BOGO $8.49 each
$2 Printable
= $6.49

Honey Nut Cheerios 12.25oz $1.77 each (Sunday Only eVIC Special)
- $1/2 Q
- $1/2 Zaver (eVIC Coupon)
 = $0.77 each

Chips Ahoy Cookies BOGO $1.89 each
- $0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, exp. 9/5/11 (SS 08/07/11)
 = $1.14 each

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Harris Teeter: Super Doubles 6/22-6/28!

From 6/22-6/28, Harris Teeter will double your coupons with a face value of $1 to $1.98.  Keep in mind that you can only use 3 "like" coupons in the same transaction and only 20 coupons total will double per day.  I am so busy right now and have not even gotten my own coupons together, so I have not gotten a blog post together with the good deals.  To see a list of good deals and the weekly ad, please visit Hot Coupon World.  Happy Shopping Everyone!  :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

NO LONGER AVAILABLE! HOT! Groupon: TODAY Only $20 Voucher to Old Navy for $10!

Old Navy is offering this amazing Groupon deal again TODAY only.  Purchase a $20 Old Navy Merchandise voucher for only $10.  This Groupon should show up in your account within 48 hours.  It doesn't expire until July 30th.  Make this Groupon an even sweeter deal by earning 3% cash back by shopping through Ebates.  Read Here about how Ebates works.      

Here is what you need to do:
1.  Sign up for Ebates.
Don't miss this one!  It is available until midnight tonight.  Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Playtex $3 Coupon for Taking a Brief Survey on Facebook and $1 Playtex Printable.

Playtex is offering to mail survey participants a $3 coupon for a baby item.  Go to their Facebook page Here to take the survey.  It only took me a few minutes.  This will come in handy for me since I will be needing plates and bowls for the baby soon.  I love their sippy cups, too!  If you need Playtex bottles, there is a $1 coupon off of a Playtex on their Facebook page as well.  Click on the "coupons" tab to be able to print this coupon.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Harris Teeter Good Deals for Week 6/8 - 6/14

Special Deals This Week:

Buy 2 Red Baron Pizzas 12 oz or larger and receive a 2 liter Coke FREE. (Limit one per transaction.) 

e-VIC Deals: 

12" Freschetta Inspired, PizzAmore', or Freschetta Pizza: $3.97  LIMIT 2
Final Price: $2.97 each

Best Deals This Week:

93% Lean Ground Turkey  20.8 oz  $2.49
Crystal Light $1.99
Use $1/1 Crystal Light Drink Mix, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/12/11)
Final Price:  $0.99

Fresh Foods Market Meats and Cheeses are B2G3Free.  Most are $4.79 per package and are 8oz. 
Final Price: $3.83 per pound....or $1.91 per 8oz package

Nature Made Vitamins are BOGO.  Prices vary widely on these items.  Check the Coupon Database for available coupons to print or coupons from newspapers.

Zatarain's Rice Bowls Dirty Rice or Red Beans & Rice $1.84
Use $0.75/2 Zatarain's Rice Mix, exp. 6/12/11 (RP 04/17/11)
Final Price: $1.09 each

Lance Cracker Creations   $2
Use $1/1 Coupon Here
FP: $1

Colgate Toothpaste 6.4oz  $1.99 
Use $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 6/25/11 (SS 06/05/11)
FP: $0.49  

Degree Men's Deodorant $2.50
$0.75/1 Degree Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, exp. 6/19 (RP 05/22/11)
FP: $1

Excedrin 50ct  $4.99
Use $0.75/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 7/16/11 (SS 06/05/11)
FP: $3.49

Gillette Fusion Pro Glide Razor $9.99
Download $4 eVIC coupon to you VIC card.  (click on the eVIC coupon link in the email you received from HT)
Use $4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
FP: $1.99

Gillette Fusion Shave Gel $2.99
Download $1 eVIC coupon to your VIC card.
Use $1/1 Gillette ProGlide or Fusion Shave Prep, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
FP: $0.99

Gillette Body Wash $2.99
Download $2 eVIC coupon to your card.
Use $2/1 Gillette Body Wash, exp. 6/30/11 (RP 05/15/11)

Bounty Napkins $1.99
Download $1 eVIC coupon
Use $1/1 Bounty Napkins, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)

Cascade $3.99
Download $0.25 eVIC coupon
Use $0.25/1 Cascade Product, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
FP: $3.24

Bounty Paper Towels 8ct (LIMIT 2) $5.99
Download $0.25 eVIC coupon
Use $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
FP: $5.24

Tide Stain Release $5.99
Download $1 eVIC coupon
Use $3/1 Tide Powder, Duo Pac or Liquid Stain Release, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
FP: $1.99

Crest Toothpaste 4.0-6.2 oz $2.49
Download $0.75 eVIC coupon
Use $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
FP: $0.24