Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Key Food Picks

I just got back from Key Food and did pretty well with coupons and the sales.

DelMonte Canned Vegetables - 5/$4
--this does not include organic, but they do have a decent variety of low sodium/no salt added

Mount Olive Kosher Pickels - 2/$5

Near East Spanish Rice - 2/$4
$1.00/2 on coupons.com

Weight Watchers Yogurt, buy 4 get 4 free - your price is $4.76/8

Stonyfield Yogurt Smoothies - $1.00 each
$0.50/2 on stonyfield.com

Fage Total Greek Yogurt - $1.50 each
$1.00/1 on fageusa.com

Organic Valley Milk - $4.49
$1.00/half gallon on organicvalley.com

Bird's Eye Stir Fry mixes - $2/5

Weight Watchers Cheese - $2.99

Another good deal I saw, that I didn't take advantage of was Kellogg's Special K Cereal 3/$8 - I cannot find a current coupon to match-up, but still a pretty good deal!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Internet Printables

Here are a bunch of yummy internet printables I've found today, with many of these you can print 2 by using your internet back button:

BOGO Jamba Juice!  Expires 9/22 - you can print as many as you can drink!

BOGO Wholly Guacamole (must register)

$1.50 wyb both Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter AND applesauce (must register)

Organic Valley coupons - I believe you can print 2 of each of these per month

$1 Garden of Eatin' Chips (must register)

Honest Tea coupons (must register)

$1.00 Muir Glen tomato products (must register)

$1.00 Arrowhead Mills Product

$1.00 Fage Greek Yogurt

Stonyfield Coupons
(the yogurt cups are on sale at Key Food this week - today is the last day! 10/$6.00 - use these coupons, plus there are $0.50/32 ounce yogurts on the lids of the cups after you open them, the savings keep going!)

Amazon.com Manager's Specials - I haven't looked through these all yet, but sometimes you can get great deals on Amazon!

Well, hello there!

I'm back!

As you may recall my family and I moved halfway across the country to New York City.  Astoria (Queens) to be more exact.

I truly have not been couponing recently for a few reasons:
  1. Time.  Getting a house settled, having guests, traveling and getting to know the neighborhood has taken most of mine.  Now, 3 months later we are now settling into a routine and I am learning my local stores.
  2. No one coupons around here!  Seriously.  The grocery store across the street won't take internet printables and the other just recently started.  Sometimes they look at me like I'm crazy.
  3. Change in diet.  While we often had fresh fruit/veggies in the house, meats, and "grocery store perimeter" items, we also had a ton of boxed stuff.  I am getting my family away from this and choosing healthier items - even if they cost more and aren't on sale.  Choosing more all natural and organic items and less processed.  I wanted to get out of this rut back in MN, but had a hard time with limited choices available....and our very limited income.
So, life is settling - I know our stores, we are getting a routine and our budget worked out - and with that my couponing has once again picked up!  It's exciting to see how much I can save.  I don't get a paper here with coupons in it, but we get a little flyer with some, and I've turned to mainly internet printables.  I'm shopping the sales and planning meals around them.

What to look forward to in this blog?  I will be writing out my grocery/drug store choices each week - it will highlight some of the best sales from Key Food, Trade Fair, CVS, and the local organic store.  My budget each week is $100.  That may seem like a lot, but it's not for our area.  From those lists I will be making my meal plans.  I will also be highlighting coupons for organic and all natural food that I find.  Occasionally there might be some Target deals thrown into the mix if we adventure in that direction....it's not close to our house, so it's about a once a month excursion now.  Same with Whole Foods - they and Trader Joe's might pop up from time to time.  We'll see!

If you are interested, join me in this adventure!  Please share with me your thoughts and opinions and any deals you might find too!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Attention Cash Wise Shoppers

In case you didn't see the comment in the post below, here is another blog that does Cash Wise match-ups.  She does both online and newspaper inserts, so you get it all!  Sometimes the Hutchinson ad varies just slightly, but in general it's the same.

Check it out!

Thank you Tonia for posting it!  Such a great resource!

I posted this on my Facebook, but the strawberries at Cash Wise this week are $2, which is a great bargain already.  But what makes them even better is that they are DELISH.  Seriously good strawberries.  Yumm-o!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Family Blog

Joe and I have had a website since before we got married, but we've never been very good at updating it.  We recently decided to make it into a blog for ease.  So, if you'd like to follow along with my family's adventure to NYC you can visit us at www.joeandbrook.com

I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do with this one...we'll see what NYC brings us deal-wise!

Monday, May 10, 2010

In 5 Weeks...

We'll be living in New York City.

Hence the complete absence from my blogging.

Our house finally sold, PRAISE THE LORD!  Nearly three years on the market, lowering the price more times than I can count....ahhh, it's been a long road.

We at first were going to stay in Hutchinson....
Then we thought we'd move to Minneapolis....
All the while knowing NYC was where we would eventually end up and be our "landing spot".

Time has disappeared on us and we are just going to make that giant leap from small-town, MN to NYC.  Queens to be exact.  I am ecstatic to be moving back there!

It's a given we have just a few things going on.  We have sold much of our furniture in a recent garage sale (made over $1,000!), and have been downsizing drastically.  I've been focused on the move, attempting to still do coupons and deals, but not nearly to the capacity I once was.

I haven't decided what to do with this blog yet.  I may continue blogging about deals I find once I am in NYC, but I know life will be different...the nearest Target is just miles away; however, it's a hefty subway ride (we will not have a car)-so it won't be on my "daily errands" list anymore! :)  Plus, there are oodles of deal type sites out there already for NYC that I have stumbled across.

Maybe I'll just simply blog about using our money wisely, yet as richly, as we can in NYC.  I'm just not sure yet.

So perhaps, I will be back soon.  Perhaps it will be 5 weeks (or more) until you hear from me!  Thank you for reading.

PS. Currently at Cash Wise the Lunchables are $1.00 and if you buy a certain amount you get a $1.00 off your next shopping order Catalina.  I bought 5 Lunchables and that was enough to trigger the coupon.  Easy on the go toddler food.  Love it.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cash Wise Foods Coupon Matchups

Hi all!  Sorry I missed last week.  I kept meaning to do it, but never go around to it.  I know I also have a couple comments to follow up on yet.  We have been busy around here with "spring cleaning" and general life stuff, internet time has been minimal and deal hunting has been even more so!

Here is what we have this week for Cash Wise.  Please let me know if I missed anything!

Try to get your hands on an actual FLYER this week, there are 3 bonus coupons that state they will NOT be in the store.

Free Food Club eggs wyb $25 worth of groceries
In Store/Flyer Coupon

4/$9 Tombstone Original or DiGiornio for One - limit 4
In Flyer Only Coupon

$0.38 Yoplait Yogurt Cups, Thick & Creamy or Light - limit 10
In Flyer Only Coupon
Stack with...
$0.40/6 3-21 SS
$0.40/6 2-7 GM
$0.50/6 Printable
Final Price: As low as $1.78/6
(Without flyer coupon they are $0.50 each)

2/$10 Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist, 24 packs - limit 2
In Flyer Only Coupon

$3.98 Gold'N Plump Regular Whole or Best O'Fryer, 3.5 lb packs
$0.75 Printable
Final Price: $3.23

$1.00 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 12 oz
$1.00/3 3-7 RP
$0.35/1 2-28 SS
$0.35/1 3-21 SS
Final Price as low as: $0.65

$0.98 Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix
$1.68 Betty Crocker Frosting
$0.50 Printable wyb cake mix AND frosting
Final Price:$2.16 for both

$1.68 Betty Crocker Frosting
$0.50/1 2-7 GM
Final Price: $1.18

$1.67 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
$0.50/1 2-7 GM
Final Price: $1.67

$1.68 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$0.40/1 2-7 GM
Final Price: $1.28

$1.00 Manwich
$1.00/4 3-14 SS
Final Price: $3.00/4
*there is a $1.00 Ground Beef coupon wyb 4 Manwich in the flyer - most likely will be in-store as well.  Unfortunately the Hutch Cash Wise no longer sells small packs of 1lb beef.  Sometimes you can find a chub, but not often.  So, you have to purchase a large pack, or a 3 lb. chub.

$4.98 Puffs 3-pack
$0.25/1 2-21 PG
$0.25/1 3-7 PG
Final Price: $4.73

Free Chinet Comfort Cup, 10 pack wyb 2 bags of Caribou Coffee, 12 oz ($6.98)
In Store/Flyer Coupon
Stack with...
$1.00/1 Caribou Printable (print 2)
$0.75/1 Chinet Comfort Cup 1-31 SS
Final Price: $11.21 for all

Free 1.5 lb Cash Wise White bread wyb 3 Starkist Tuna Salad pouches (3/$4)
In Store/Flyer Coupon
Stack with...
$1.00/2 2-21 RP
Final Price: $3.00 for all

$2.58 Pastel M&Ms
$1.00/3 3-7 RP
Final Price: $6.74/3

$2.50 Ritz or Crackerfuls
$1.00/1 1-24 SS
$1.00/1 1-10 SS (Crackerfuls)
Final Price: $1.50

$16.33 Luvs Diapers (80-100 count)
$1.00/1 3-7 PG
Final Price: $15.33

$1.62 Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
$0.55/2 3-7 RP
Final Price: $2.69/2