Saturday, April 3, 2010

Frugal Freezer Meals with Winco

Here's a great freezer meal idea using the 10 lb bag of russet potatoes for $0.68 from Winco this week! By my calculations, if you buy all ingredients at Winco this week -- your final price will be about $0.24/serving. Hello frugal meal! Why wouldn't you make this as to have on hand in your freezer!?!

Baked Potato Chowder

(Adapted from Fix, Freeze, Feast)
Makes 4 entrees, 6 servings each


10 lbs russet potatoes, baked and cooled
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
1/4 cup dried parsley
2 Tbsp beef boullion granules
1 Tbsp minced garlic (about 9 cloves)
1 Tbsp dried basil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
12 cups water
4 cups half-and-half (or light cream)
1 lb Cheddar cheese, cut into large chunks
4 one-gallon freezer bags, labeled

  1. Cut potatoes in half; scoop out flesh. Set potato aside and discard skins, or save as potato skins snack.
  2. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, boullion, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, 2 minutes longer. Mixture will be like a paste. Gradually add water, half-and-half, and potato; cook, stirring frequently, until soup has thickened, about 30 minutes. Add cheese; cook, stirring, until melted. Cool.
  3. Divide cooled soup evenly among the freezer bags. Seal and freeze.

To Cook One Entree:
  1. Completely thaw one entree in the refrigerator.
  2. Bring the soup to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil.

4/4 Coupon Preview


Click HERE for a coupon preview of inserts coming tomorrow.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Upcoming Coupon Class

I've updated the poll in the righthand sidebar! For those of you interested in coming to a coupon class, vote on which date works best for you. The coupon class will be held in Salt Lake City, either on a Saturday afternoon or a Thursday evening.

Here are the choices:
Saturday, April 24th 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 1st 1:00 PM
Thursday, April 29th 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 6th 6:30 PM

Hershey's Movie Ticket Offer


If you bought any bags of Reese's minatures a few weeks back when they were super cheap at Rite Aid, save your UPC's!

Simply mail 4 UPC's from qualifying products along with the specified form, and receive a Fandango code valued at $12 via email!

Details HERE, at Coupons Deals & More!

$75 Diaper Wipe Study

MacConnell Research is looking for moms of children ages 6 to 24 months for a diaper wipe study. They will pay you $75 to try out some diaper wipes and give your opinion!

If you are interested, email Christy McCulla:

Atlanta.research@yahoo.com

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Utah Food Co-Op: March Share

If you live in Utah and you've never tried The Community Food Co-Op of Utah, you should! I placed an order in March and picked it up last Saturday at my local site.

This month's standard share ($24) included:

  • 2lb. Top Sirloin Fajita Strips
  • 2 lb. Package of Chicken Thighs
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 lb. Pork Country Style Boneless Spare Ribs
  • 9 Fuji Apples
  • 9 Oranges
  • 1 Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 2 Heads Broccoli
  • 2 Bunches of Green onionO
  • 2lb. Bag of Carrots
  • 1 lb. Strawberries
  • 1 lb. Mushrooms
  • 10 lb. Russet Potatoes
What a deal! The retail value was $46 + tax for the standard share. I also added in 1 lb package of bacon for $1.50 and a package of Colossimo's sausage for $3.50. We've already eaten the bacon (which was awesome - definitely ordering that again), and tried a lot of the produce. It's all wonderful!


How does a food co-op work?
Co-ops have a rotating menu with different food packages or shares that you can purchase each month. You pay the co-op for your desired share and then pick up your food at your neighborhood distribution center on the day of the co-op. So simple!

How does the co-op provide food at such low prices?
By ordering in quantity and utilizing local farmers/growers.

Who can join?
Anyone! If you eat, you qualify.

Is the food good quality?
The food comes from the same wholesalers that supply the local grocery stores, so you can expect the same quality. No seconds or bruised items here. It's all fresh, excellent food.

How can I find a local food co-op near me?
www.coopdirectory.org

How do I find recipes to cook with the ingredients I've got?

Use www.recipezaar.com! Type in an ingredient and it will give you recipes that use it!

Winco Deals (3/31 - 4/6)


Did you all get the Winco ad in the mail yesterday? My husband was rolling his eyes at me as I read through it and got excited!

Here are some matchups for this week's Winco deals (valid at the Midvale and West Valley, UT locations).

{The word on the street is that you should be able to use a store coupon with a MFQ at Winco, although there is no written coupon policy anywhere.}



Sale prices:
  • Strawberries, 1 lb - $0.98 (limit 2)
  • Russet potatoes, 10 lb bag - $0.68 (limit 1)
  • Foster Farms Fresh whole bagged fryer chickens - $0.68/lb (limit 4 twin packs)
  • Boneless Pork Top Sirloin Roast - $0.98/lb (limit 2)
  • Regular or quick oats, bulk - $0.38/lb
  • Assorted wrapped candies, bulk - $0.98/lb
  • Wild Pacific Salmon Fillets, frozen - $3.98/1.5 lb bag
  • Mini Croissants, 24 pack - $4.68

$0.98 General Mills Cheerios, regular or honeynut (with in-ad coupon)
-$1 MFQ HERE (sign up for $1 coupon via email each week)
= FREE (limit 2)


$0.28 Bumble Bee chunk Light Tuna, 5 oz (with in-ad coupon)
-$1/2 MFQ (SS 2/21)
= 2 FREE (limit 3)

$0.98 Kellogg's Pop Tarts
-$1.25/3 MFQ (RP 3/28) or $1.00/3 MFQ (RP 2/7)
= price unknown (limit 2 - so 2 will be sale price and 1 will be regular price)



Other sale prices valid with in-ad coupon:
  • Shasta Cola 12-pack - $1.48 (limit 2)
  • Hunt's Ketchup, 36 oz - $0.98 (limit 2)
  • Bandon Medium Cheddar Cheese, 32 oz - $2.98 (limit 1)
  • Bar S Sliced Bacon, 12 oz - $0.98 (limit 2)
  • Tenderbird Boneless Skinless frozen chicken breast, 3 lbs - $3.98 (limit 1)
  • Nalley Chili, 15 oz - $0.48 (limit 2)
  • American Falls Water, 24 pack - $1.98 (limit 1)

Smith's Deals (3/31 - 4/6)


Click HERE for a printable matchup of all weekly sales with manufacturer's coupons.

{Print the Smith's coupon policy HERE.}


Sale Prices:
  • Green onions - $0.39
  • Russet potatoes, 10 lb bag - $1.99
  • Strawberries, 1 lb - $1.50
  • Spiral sliced half ham - $1.39/lb
  • Kroger butter, 1 lb - $1.67
  • Kroger dips/cottage cheese/sour cream - $1.00
  • Smiths dozen large eggs - $0.99
  • Azumaya Tofu, 14 oz - BOGO
  • Coke product 12-packs, wyb 5 - $2.80 each
  • Pepsi product 12-packs, wyb 4 - $2.75 each
  • Cool whip - $0.99
  • Banana Boat & Hawaiian Tropic Suncare - BOGO

$2.50 Litehouse salad dressing or dips
-$1 MFQ (SS 12/13) (expires 3/31)
= $1.50

$0.98 I Can't Beleive It's Not Butter, spread or spray
-$0.50 MFQ (RP 3/28)
= $0.48

$2.99 Silk Soymilk, 64 oz
-$1 MFQ (SS 2/21)
= $1.99

$0.79 Sunny Delight, 64 oz
-$0.25 MFQ (SS 2/7)
= $0.54

$1.99 Lays Potato chips
-$1 MFQ (SS 3/14) all natural variety
= $0.99

$1.00 Rice or Pasta Roni
-$1.00/3 MFQ (RP 1/3)
= $0.67 each wyb 3

$1.50 Wishbone salad dressing or spritzers
-$0.75 MFQ (RP 3/28)
= $0.75

$0.89 Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies
-$0.35 MFQ (SS 3/21) or $1/3 MFQ (RP 3/7)
= $0.54 - $0.56 each

$2.97 Red Baron Classic Pizza
-$1/2 MFQ (SS 1/31)
= $2.47

$3.00 Rhodes Frozen Rolls, 12-36 ct
-$1/2 MFQ (SS 12/6, RP 3/21)
= $2.50

$5.79 Scott Paper Towels, 6 Mega Rolls
-$1 MFQ (SS 3/21) or HERE
= $4.79

$5.88 Tide Laundry Detergent, 26-40 loads liquid/powder
-$1 MFQ (P&G 3/7)
= $4.88

$5.88 Tide Stain Release
-$1 MFQ (P&G 2/7,P&G 3/7, RP 3/28)
= $4.88


Post Cereal/Quaker Granola Promo
Buy 4 participating items, save $4 at checkout. Mix and match. Essentially a $1 discount per item.

Possible Scenario:
$2.50 Post Cocoa Pebbles
$2.50 Post Fruity Pebbles
$2.50 Honey Bunches of Oats
$2.50 Honey Bunches of Oats
-$4 instant savings
-$1/2 MFQ Cocoa/Fruity Pebbles (SS 3/14, SS 2/28)
-$1/2 MFQ Honey Bunches (SS 3/14, SS 2/29)
= $4.00/4 == $1.00 each


Six Hour Sale Items
These prices valid Saturday, April 3rd from 6:00 AM until noon.

Ball Park Meat Franks, 16 oz - $1.50
(*use $0.75 MFQ HERE to get them for $0.75!)
Big K Soda, 2 liter - $0.39
Cool Classics Twin Pops, 12 ct - $0.79
Dole Garden Salad, 12 oz - $0.79
Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream, 48 oz- $0.99
Kroger Orange Juice, half gallon - $1.29
Mountain Dairy Chocolate Milk, half gallon - $1.29

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SwaddleDesigns Winner!

The winner of the SwaddleDesigns giveaway is...

Mandy said... 43

I would pick Kiwi.

mandymcroberts at gmail dot com


Congratulations, Mandy! Thanks to all those who entered!

We'll have a brand new batch of awesome giveaways starting next week, so stay tuned.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Reminder - SwaddleDesigns giveaway ends tonight!


The SwaddleDesigns giveaway ends tonight at midnight!

If you haven't entered, the giveaways link is in the right-hand sidebar.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rite Aid Deals (3/28 - 4/3)

Don't forget to use the $3/15 or $5/20 or $5/25 coupon this week.

{Print the Rite Aid coupon policy HERE or HERE.}

{Confused? Learn how to shop at Rite Aid HERE.}


2/$5 Secret Invisible Solid
-$2 SCR wyb 2
-$0.50 MFQ (P&G 3/7) x 2
= $1.00 each wyb 2

$4.99 Bic Soleil
-$2 SCR
-$2 MFQ HERE
-$1 shaving RAQ HERE
= FREE

$2.50 Garnier Fructis Haircare
-$1 MFQ tearpad (check end-cap displays)
-$1 RAQ HERE (expires 3/31/10)
= $0.50

$1.99 LifeSavers Jelly Beans x 2
-$1/2 MFQ HERE
-$1.00 seasonal RAQ HERE
= $1.98/2

$4.99 Simply Saline
-$3 in-ad RAQ
-$1 MFQ (SS 3/28)
= $0.99

$6.99 Tugaboos Jumbo Pack Diapers (RA brand)
-$2 SCR
-$1 RAQ HERE
= $3.99

$6.59 Almay eye cosmetic
-$1 SCR
-$2 cosmetic RAQ HERE
= $3.59

$6.99 Schick Quattro or Intuition Razor
-$4 MFQ Intuition (SS 2/28)
-$1 shaving RAQ HERE
= $1.99

$2.50 Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel
-$1 shaving RAQ HERE
= $1.50

(Note: buy a Shick razor and an Edge or Skintimate shave gel and get an additional $1 SCR! Buy them in separate transactions so you can use the $1 shave gel RAQ for each.)

$3.99 Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, 6 oz
-$2 MFQ HERE (prints immediately after filling out form) or All You Magazine, April 2010
-$2 skincare RAQ HERE
= FREE

$1.99 Reese's or Cadbury Eggs x 3
-$2.00/3 MFQ HERE
-$1 seasonal RAQ HERE
= $0.99 each wyb 3

$5.99 Veet Hair Removal Cream
$0.00 Veet Hair Removal Cream (BOGO)
-$3 MFQ HERE x 2
= 2 FREE

*Not BOGO this week in Utah. :(

Neutrogena Deal
Buy $20+ of select Neutrogena, Clean & Clear or Johnson's products and get a $5 SCR #53. (Excludes Neutrogena for Men.)

$5.49 (& up) Clean & Clear Facewash
-$2 MFQ HERE
-$2 in-ad RAQ page 7
-$2 skincare RAQ HERE
= $0.50 profit!

$3.99 Johnson's Body Care
-$1 MFQ (SS 3/28)
= $2.99

Skincare Scenario #1:
$6.99 Neutrogena Lip Soother
$3.50 Neutrogena Lip Soother (BOGO50%)
$5.49 Clean & Clear cleanser x 2
-$5/20 RAQ
-$3 MFQ Neutrogena (All You Magazine, April 2010) x 2
-$2 in-ad RAQ clean & clear x 2
-$2 MFQ clean & clear x 2
-$2 skincare RAQ HERE
= $0.47 + tax
(And get back $5 SCR)


Brita
All Brita replacement filters are 40% off. Buy $20+ and get a $5 SCR #75.


Rite Aid Ceterizine
Rite Aid brand Ceterizine (comparable to zyrtec) is BOGO this week. If you buy $50 worth between 3/28/10 and 6/26/10, you can get a $25 RA gift card. Do the scenario below three times, and you will spend $12 + tax OOP and get a $25 Rite Aid gift card back!

$17.99 Ceterizine, 30 ct
$0.00 Ceterizine, 30 ct
$2.00 filler (easter candy, anyone?)
-$5/20 RAQ
-$2 Allergy RAQ HERE
-$5 MFQ HERE x 2
= $3.00 + tax



Scenario #1:
$6.99 Tugaboos Diapers x 3
-$5/20 RAQ
-$1 RAQ HERE
-$2 SCR
= $12.97+ tax for three packs of diapers


Scenario #2:
$4.99 Bic Soleil
$3.99 Lubriderm
$1.99 Cadbury eggs x 3
$5.99 Veet
$0.50 Candybar
-$5/20 RAQ
-$2 MFQ Soleil
-$1 shaving RAQ
-$2 Lubriderm RAQ
-$2 Lubriderm MFQ
-$2 Candy MFQ
-$1 Candy RAQ
-$3 Veet MFQ
= $3.44 + tax
(And get back $2 scr)

New Rite Aid Wellness+ Coupons



New Rite Aid Wellness+ coupons are up! This batch expires 4/17/10 and includes:

  • $0.50 snack purchase of $1.00+
  • Free 5x7 photo when you buy 5x7
  • $1 off seasonal purchase of $1.99+
  • $1.00 off shaving purchase of $1.99+

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