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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

$3.99 Papa Murphy's Deal Today and Tomorrow Only!

Update:  I went to purchase pizzas last night and was pleasantly surprized that our store allowed substitutions for only $1!  So I got a white sauce large with chicken for only $4.99!  Ask at your store if you want something besides pepperoni!

It's Customer Appreciation Days at Papa Murphy's!  Today and tomorrow you can pick up a large pepperoni pizza for $3.99!  There's no coupon required and a limit of three pizzas, but what an inexpensive dinner!  I've also heard that these freeze really well too!  Just ask them to "double wrap" your pizza for freezing.  I personally think that Papa Murphy's has some of the best pizza around, so I'll be stocking up!

Use Your Head (Not Just Coupons) to Save Money!

So today I decided that I needed to grab some lunch on the go for my daughter and I.  We had been to several Smith's stores to use our final "round up" coupons, and we were hungry.  So we stopped by In-n-Out for a burger.  As I sat there looking at the order board, I considered how to spend the least amount.  Then I had an epiphany!!!  I didn't want a soda, but there were the combos, just calling out, "buy me!  I'm simple--just use the number!"  But I took an extra moment and thought about how to save money.  Again, I didn't want a soda, and my two year-old daughter  wasn't going to eat much, so I tried something different.  I ordered a la carte.  One cheeseburger, one hamburger and an order of fries.  The grand total?  $5.55.  What if I had done the "easy" thing and ordered the combo plus an extra burger?  Well, the price would have been closer to $7.00.  So lesson learned:  use your head when making a purchase.  Just because things are "packaged" a certain way doesn't mean that is the least expensive option.  If we just pay a little more attention, we can save lots of money without much effort.  (Of course, I would have saved all that money if we just had lunch at home, but the convenience today was worth every penny!!!)

Win Ringling Brothers Circus Tickets in Salt Lake City!

***Update:  There's still one more day to win the last two sets of tickets!  Get entered by leaving a comment below!
I'm so excited to announce one of our most exciting contests so far!  The circus is coming to town, and not just any circus!  I'm talking about THE CIRCUS--the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus!  The great folks at Lulubug LLC/Jack Hart Associates provided four tickets for my family as well as an additional SIXTEEN tickets for me to give away!  I can't wait to send four lucky families to the circus for free!  So get your entry in for a four-pack of tickets valid at your choice of the following shows:
Wed. September 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.
Thurs. September 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
Fri. September 24th @ 3:30 p.m.

Keep in mind that you can also purchase tickets starting Monday, August 16th at the Ringling Bros. website here.  AND, as a special bonus, you can buy up to four child tickets per adult ticket for only $10 each with the promo code BLOG!

So get entered into the contest now by leaving a comment to this post.  Your comment is your official entry.  Make sure to leave a post here!  Get two more entries when you "Like" So Simple to Save on Facebook.  We'll draw TWO LUCKY WINNERS August 25th and two more on August 31st.  I'll see you at the circus!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Few Freebies

I've done a dismal job of posting this weekend, but I'm going to work on doing better.  For now, here are a few freebies I've come across after reviewing the coupon inserts that came today.  (If you don't get the paper, watch for an amazing deal soon!  And meanwhile, call a few stores to see if they have any left from today that they'll hold for you!!!)

The P&G insert has coupons for Colgate toothbrushes and toothpaste that can be rounded up at Smith's through Tuesday for free items!

Also, the Smart Source insert has a Gain coupon that can be paired with the Rite Aid sale price of $.89 (or price matched at Target or Walmart) to make for free dish soap too!  (Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!)

Don't forget about the Bounty coupon in the P&G insert too--use it at the round up sale at Smith's on the Bounty Basics single roll for $.09 paper towels!

And both the Ivory and Zest coupons in the P&G insert are bound to make for cheap-to-free soap during the round up event! 

So what do we learn from this?  The newspaper contains a goldmine of coupons!!!  Can you imagine if you had four copies of the coupons in today's paper???  You could stock up on toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper towels, soap, dish soap--all for pretty much free!  Wow!  Again, I hope to be posting a great newspaper deal in the next few days, so watch for it!  And meanwhile--get those coupons clipped so you can save big!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And a Quick Giveaway!

I had a couple of great readers give me a few beer rebates that expire at the end of this month, and I want to give them out!  (Remember that in many states, including Utah, no beer purchase is required to use these rebates!!!)  Just leave a comment on this post with which type you prefer to enter.  I have quite a few beef, seafood, poultry, and pork rebates that are for August, but you have until mid-September to submit them.  I'll be sure to email you to let you know what  you need to purchase by Aug. 30 or 31st to qualify for the rebate, then you can send it in when you receive it.  Easy peasy!  Just keep your receipt, and you'll be good to go with the rebate form.

This contest ends Monday at noon so I can get them out to you!  Get entered now!

More Deals Coming Soon!

I've had a crazy few days between my nephew's wedding, preparing for two surgeries for two of my children and interviewing new helpers to work with my daughter with special needs, I haven't been around a computer much since Thursday.  I promise I haven't forgotten about you guys and am excited to post some great deals soon.  I'm going to sit down tonight and get caught up on everything after the wedding reception, so watch for some smokin' deals then, and have a fun Saturday!  (And be sure to take some low-value coupons to Smith's to see what deals you can score with the coupon round-up!)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Super Simple Savings at Smith's!

How about an 85% savings???!!!  That's the kind of receipt that awaits you this week at Smith's (if you pay a little attention to what you buy).  I went in today with my low-value coupons in-hand and was excited to find many of the things I wanted.  Keep in mind that all of these deals (except the Hefty bags and toothbrushes) were made possible by coupons from my newspaper subscriptions.  However, the savings that I got just from this purchase would pay for TWO FULL SUBSCRIPTIONS for one year!!!  That's right--I saved almost $40!  My grand total was just over $8!  So pull out those low-value coupons and get to Smith's!  Let us know what you find--send pics--I'd love to post your deals! 

Best Grocery Deals This Week

This post contains pricing for some of the best grocery deals this week in the Salt Lake Valley. Many of these items are things you may purchase each week. Often, items like produce, meat and dairy goods do not have coupons, so I've listed some of the best deals to help cut your grocery bill even without coupons. You can use this list in one of two ways--either go to each store individually for the discounts or print the list to use for price-matching at Walmart or Target (Super Target has a larger selection of grocery items).

Keep in mind that it is always smart to bring your ads with you, just in case. Also, I try to keep my price-matching purchases together either at the front or back of my order. That makes it easier to go over pricing with the cashier and also speeds up the process to not hold up other customers waiting to be served.

***If you have any additions for the list, please email me, and I'll add them!
***Items with stars are at stock-up pricing!

***Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs $1.19 lb. (Associated Foods)
***Beef Full-Cut Bone-in Round Steak $1.99 lb. (Ream's)
***Rump Roast $1.99 lb. (Fresh Market)
Top Sirloin Steak $2.99 lb. (Fresh Market)\
***Boneless Cross-Rib Roast $1.99 lb. (Harmon's)
Chuck Pot Roast $2.59 lb. (Associated Foods)

***Limes 7/$1 (Ream's)
***Zucchini $.79 lb. (Ream's)
***Large Artichokes $.99 each (Ream's)
Celery $.69 each (Ream's)
Egg Plant $.98 each (Ream's)
Peaches $.99 lb. (Fresh Market)
Extra Lg. Roma Tomato $.89 lb. (Fresh Market)
***Broccoli $.69 lb. (Associated Foods)
Cauliflower $.79 lb. (Fresh Market)
***Bananas 3lbs./$1 (Harmon's)
Corn on the Cob 5/$1 (Associated Foods)
Dole Classics Iceberg or Cole Slaw Bag (With in-ad coupon) $.99 (Associated Foods)
Green Bell Pepper 2/$1 (Harmon's)

Wonder & Home Pride 20 oz. white/wheat Bread 3/$5 (Fresh Market)
***Don Julio 10 inch Flour Tortillas, 8 ct. $.99 (Associated Foods)

Gold-n-Soft Margarine Tub $.88 (Ream's)
***Dozen Medium Eggs 2/$1 (Fresh Market)
***Store Brand Sour Cream, 16 oz. $.88 (with in-ad coupon at Associated Foods)
Store Brand Sour Cream, 16 oz. $1 (Smith's)
***Store Brand Cottage Cheese, 16 oz. $1 (Smith's)
Store Brand Cream Cheese, 8 oz. $1 (Smith's)
***Country Crock 15 oz. Spread 10/$10 (Smith's)

Geisha Mandarin Oranges, 11 oz. can 2/$.88 (Ream's)
***Geisha Tuna, 5 oz. can 2/$.88 (Ream's)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Circus Winners!

We have our first two winners!  Congrats to:
I used random.org to choose our winning numbers. 
Winners:  send me a quick email to sosimpletosave@hotmail.com by noon on Friday, August 27th to claim your prizes!  Otherwise we'll pick back-up winners.  And have a great time at the circus!

***Remember that I'll draw our last two winners next week, so get entered!  (If you're already entered, you'll still be counted for next time!)

First Two Sets of Circus Tickets Will Be Given Away Today!

Today's the big day for two families!  I'll be drawing two winners later this evening to receive four-packs of tickets to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus!  Two more final winners will be drawn next week too!  Make sure to leave your comments here to enter!  Good luck!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some Cardinal Rules of Couponing that We Should NEVER Break!

So I went on a quick run to the grocery store on Saturday, hoping to take advantage of a few great bargains and printable coupons (Smith's Hefty One Zip bags for $.50 after printable coupon).  When I finished up and got into the car to return home, I was so frustrated!!!  I had gone to two different stores that day to stock up on storage bags, and both stores were completely out of what I wanted!  So as I drove home Saturday evening, I started thinking about couponing and how I had let the process control me.  Ever happened to you?  I hope not, but if it has, I thought I'd take a few minutes to post about two very important couponing rules that I broke that day.  Breaking couponing rules just leads to frustration and the feeling that we spend way too much time and effort to save some money.  Let's all commit to avoid coupon burn-out by sticking to the rules!

Rule #1:  Don't waste your time! 
Sounds simple enough, right?  Well, we all have to shop for the items we need, so we can't really avoid that part of it.  However, we can avoid wasting our valuable time by chasing deals all over the place!  Instead of trying to track down the item I wanted to get, I could have done several simple things that would have saved me from wasting my time, getting a big headache and still walking away without what I needed (or wanted!) to buy.  First, I could have simply picked up the phone.  It's amazing to me that in this instance, the thought never crossed my mind to simply call the store first.  Especially when making a special trip for something, we should always pick up the phone before we pick up the keys.  The customer service department can tell you if they have the item you're looking for, how many they have, what the price is--sometimes they'll even put the item on hold for you.  Just ask! 
Secondly, I could have price matched.  I know this can be a controversial topic because there seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to price matching.  One says that it is a great option, and the other says that we should support the stores with the lower pricing directly to reward them for offering the best deal for the consumer.  I agree with both.  I often shop different stores, but I also appreciate the opportunity to match prices at one place, especially when I'm in a hurry.  In my example above, I could have just matched the store price while shopping for other items, and I would have saved myself an unnecessary, disappointing trip.  Just an option to consider...

Rule #2:  Don't Settle for "Sold Out"!
What do we do when instead of finding the item we're looking for, we're greeted by an empty shelf?  Before I became more acquainted with the options for saving money, I just assumed that if there wasn't any on the shelf, I had to wait until the item became available again.  Sometimes, that is our only option.  But often we  have a few additional options.  We can just walk away and hope to get the deal another day, we can ask if the store has more if the item in stock or we can often request a raincheck.  I know there have been plenty of times when I have settled for "sold out."  We really don't have to do that.  Taking a moment or two to track down a store employee can really pay off big.  Ask if they have any more of the item or when it will be back in stock.  Then use one of the best savings tricks of all--ask for a raincheck!  A raincheck is basically a certificate that entitles you to purchase the item at the sale price even after the sale is over.  Most customer service desks, cashiers or self-check personnel can help you with a raincheck.  Most rainchecks have a time limit (often 30 days) but they can be used with coupons, so you can often still get the sale item when no one else is particularly interested it in.  Get in the habit of asking for rainchecks.  They are a great tool for saving money!  And ask around at your favorite stores about rainchecks.  I had no idea that stores like Kohl's even offer rainchecks!  (Keep it a secret, but I was able to get rainchecks last year for their Black Friday items!  That saved me a TON of money!)  So you never know when a raincheck might allow you to get what you need (want) without all the hassle!

I'm sad to say that on my shopping trips on Saturday I broke both of these important rules.  Thank goodness for an attentive cashier who offered me a raincheck when I didn't think to ask, so all was not lost.  However, I still went home frustrated and disappointed for wasting so much time without getting the deal.  Avoid that craziness in your life by deciding right now to keep these two couponing rules.  You'll be glad you did!     

Daily Deals--Check This Out Because There are Some Great Ones Today!

I'm going to start a new "regular" feature for what I call "Daily Deals".  These deals come from some of the new deal sites that have popped up over the last few months.  This will be an easy way for you to see what's available at a glance so that you don't have to scroll through many posts to see if there's something you want to take advantage of.  Remember, for the most part these deals are available for one day only. 

Screamin Coupons $65 General House Cleaning or Errand Service for $30!!!
What a deal!  And just in the nick of time!  Are you tired, worn down, need a break or a pair of helping hands?  Then this deal is for you!  Certficates are valid through Feb. 24, 2011 and you can buy as many as you want!!!  (Only one certificate can be redeemed per visit.)  Grab some for Christmas gifts, baby shower gifts, all of the above!  Click here now for this truly Screamin Coupons deal!

WOW!  Get $50 in food delivered to your door for only $20!  Check out all the details here and get this Groupon while you can!  Valid through Feb. 25, 2011!

Monday, August 23, 2010

350 Wipes for Under $5 Shipped to Your Door???!!!

HUGE box of 350 wipes shipped to your door for only $4.79? Say WHAT???!!!
Here are the amazing steps from my new friend  Audrey at Tight Wad in Utah

1.  Click on the link above or go here Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes, 350-count Box (includes 3 Refill Packs) to get started on Amazon.com

2.  Choose the "Subscribe and Save" option to the right, and you'll get 30% off PLUS FREE 2 day shipping!  (Total now $9.79)
3.  Use 450 Swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon e-gift card.  (I'm sure several of you have earned them already!!!  If not, get busy now!)
Grand total $4.79!

*Keep in mind that once you've placed your order, you can go right back into your account and cancel the "Subscribe and Save" with one click.  I've done this several times including when I ordered Indian food mixes for my hubbie at Christmas.  It's really so simple.

So thanks again, Aubrey!  Everyone check out this deal!  What a way to get wipes for cheap!

Smith's Will Be "Rounding Up" Coupons Again Aug. 25-31!

Did you hear the great news?  Smith's is "Rounding Up" coupons again!  That means that any coupon under $1 will be "rounded up" to $1!  This has been happening almost once per month lately!  Let's hope it's a new trend!  So there will be many items that you can get at a great discount starting August 24th.  Here are a few printable coupons that go great with this event.  Print them right away because they might reach their print limit if you wait.  And also remember that you can hit the "back" button and usually print each twice per computer.
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $.30/2 = $1.00/2!!!
Mentos Gum $.55/1 becomes $1.00/1
Challenge Butter $.55/1 becomes $1.00/1
Cocoa Puffs $.55/1 becomes $1.00/1

Make sure and check out the HUGE group of printables here and especially print the lower-value ones for items that are typically inexpensive.  You'll come out ahead for sure!  And I'll see you at Smith's this week!

Great Monday Deals!

Phew!  It looks like it will be a busy day for deals today.  I plan on getting out to do some shopping this morning, so I'll let you know what else I find when I return!  For now, here are a few great deals to get you started from home:

Screamin Coupons is offering tickets to the Tracy Aviary for only $2 each!  This offer is valid for purchase today only, so grab your deal here! 

Groupon also has an awesome deal today!   
Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Filter for $25!
We all have to change our tires and our oil, so jump on this deal while it's still available.  This is good at Matson Auto in Riverton and expires 4/24/2011! So plenty of time to use it! Check it out before it's gone!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Deals at West Jordan Macey's!

Just got back from the Macey's on 7800 S. just east of Bangerter and loved the great deal they have going!  My SIL mentioned it earlier in the week, but I guess I really didn't "get" it.  So I went today to take advantage of the new meat coupon in the savings booklet I talked about here.  I bought boneless, skinless chicken breast which is at an ok price at $1.88/lb., but the coupon takes $3 off your super saver package, so I basically got the chicken for well under $1/lb.!  To top it off, at checkout, the cashier informed me that because I bought "grilling meat", I got to choose two Coca Cola 2-liters (I chose Sprite) and a full-size box of Cheez-Its crackers for free!!!  So for about $4 I got over four pounds of chicken, two 2-liters and crackers!  Head over there for this great deal!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Need Your Input!

As this blog is progressing, I want to make sure that it is a valuable resource for idea sharing and saving money.  There are many money-saving blogs on the web, and I really want to try to shy away from just re-posting deals that everyone else already has listed.  Sometimes that will happen, but I'd love to provide content that is interesting and helpful for readers from all backgrounds.  Do you have a suggestion of something that you would like to see here?  Do you need information on the basics of couponing?  Are you interested in more deals that don't require coupons?  Would you like to see more day-to-day info on how to incorporate couponing into a busy lifestyle?  I would love to hear your thoughts.  I'm learning that running a blog is a big job, and getting comments from readers makes it way more fun!  So take a moment to share your thoughts!  Let me know how we can make "So Simple to Save" a place where you find value and assistance in your efforts to save money.  I'm sure I can put together some fun coupon and rebate giveaways for those who participate!

Mega Swag Bucks Day!

So it's MEGA SWAG BUCKS DAY! Each Friday brings the chance to earn lots of extra Swag Bucks! No matter where you live, you can earn free stuff even faster on Fridays!

So why should you want Swag Bucks? That's easy! Swag Bucks are like online cash that you earn just for making your internet searches either through the Swag Bucks tool bar or through the search box on the Swag Bucks website. Those reward bucks can be redeemed for all kinds of prizes. I've mentioned before that my favorite is the Amazon.com e-card that you can use for online purchases. Those will add up to big savings at Christmas when I share all the Amazon deals with you!

So what are you waiting for? Just get started by starting your FREE account here (with 30 free Swag Bucks to start)!
A few details:
*You can have a Swag Bucks account for each email if you want. When you refer someone who joins, you earn one point for each point they earn! So sign yourself up, then get a spouse, adult child, friend or family member signed up with your referral link. You'll double your amount of Swag Bucks!
*Swag Buck redemption is a piece of cake! You can browse rewards on the site and choose what you want!
*Just by doing your regular searches, you'll earn an average of 30-50 Swag Bucks per day, and that adds up fast!
*Email me any questions or post them in the comments, and I'll get right back to you!

50% off Subway Nationwide! Grab This Deal Now!

Get $10 gift cards to Subway (valid nationwide!!!) for only $5 right now!  Go here to get this steal!
This will sell out ASAP, so get it now!

Gymboree Circle of Friends 30% Discount!

Don't miss the Circle of Friends sale at Gymboree!  It's going on now and gives you an additional 30% off everything in store and online!  Plus, you can also earn Gymbucks--$25 for every $50 you spend!  I love when the stars align and these two offers come together!  They make for some great shopping!  Just use the code "GYMCIRCLE" online for the deal!

WOW! $440 Annual Pass for Four People with TONS of Activities for only $139.95!

Available Again!
Seven Peaks/Trafalga/College Baseball Pass of all Passes

This pass is now available again, but with a slight price increase to $139.95.  Get yours quick before they sell out or go up in price! 

City Deals is out of control!  Today they've announced a great way to keep the family occupied and having fun for an ENTIRE YEAR!  When boredom strikes your house in September, October, November.... all the way through Labor Day of 2011, you'll be able to get out and have fun for FREE because you planned ahead!  This is one deal you won't want to miss out on because you'll get four "Pass of All Passes" good for all the activities listed below, as many times as you want throughout an entire year!!!  And I'm not talking about just 2010!  You'll be able to use these passes for almost the next ELEVEN months!  What a great birthday gift, Christmas gift or "just because"!  I can't believe that I can take my kids to all the activities listed below for WAAAAAAAAAY less than memberships at just about every other individual place I can think of.  Check it out before its gone!

NEW 4 pack-Pass of All Passes-Save 70%
List Price: $440.00 Your Price: $139.95 Save 70%

Get your passes HERE before they sell out!

Remember, this price includes FOUR (4) passes!  One trip to Seven Peaks for four people would almost cost that!  And each pass is valid through Labor Day 2011 -- yep we said 2011!  All the activities below are included in your passes---for over one whole year! 
Questions about this pass? Call 800-970-8824

Seven Peaks Waterpark
-- Unlimited admission on days of normal operation
-- A 3% discount on food in the park

Trafalga Fun Center, Orem
-- Unlimited Mini Golf
-- Unlimited Slick Track
-- Unlimited XD Theater
-- Unlimited Batting Cages
-- Does not include arcade tokens

Trafalga Fun Center, Lehi (formerly Liberty Land)
-- Unlimited Mini Golf
-- Unlimited Laser Tag
-- Unlimited Slick Track
-- Unlimited Bumper Boats
-- Unlimited Rush Coaster
-- Unlimited Rock Climbing
-- Unlimited Carousel
-- Unlimited Frog Hopper
-- Unlimited Kiddie Area
-- Unlimited Pirate Ship
-- Unlimited Train & Airplane
-- Unlimited Mini Track
-- Unlimited Drop Tower
(Does not include arcade tokens)

Orem Owlz Games (at Brent Brown Ballpark)
-- Unlimited General Admission Tickets
(one ticket per home game per pass)

Utah Flash Games (at McKay Events Center)
-- Unlimited General Admission Tickets
(one ticket per home game per pass)

This is one of those deals that will disappear quick!  Grab yours now, and you'll be saving a TON of money throughout the whole year!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Last few minutes for Gap $50 Certificate for only $25! HURRY!

Don't miss this super hot deal!  Time is almost up!  Today's Groupon deal is OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Hurry over here to get a $50 GAP gift certificate for only $25!  This can be used on anything in the store, so stack it up with the great sale racks, and you'll essentially be getting an additional 50% off your sale and clearance purchases!  I noticed that the site is running pretty slow right now (this is a HOT deal!!!), so just enter your email where asked, and you'll be notified when things are up and running.  This deal will certainly sell out fast, so get over to Groupon ASAP!

Free Uncrustables All Around the Country!

I don't know about you, but my kids love these things in their school lunches!  And they actually work out great because they are frozen and thaw in the lunch box.  And even better still, you can get a box for free!  (And in my opinion, FREE makes almost anything taste even better!)
So here's what you do:  go to http://www.uncrustables.com/ each day between now and 9/15/2010 at 12pm noon (eastern standard time).  Submit an organizational tip or solution for the on-the-go mom or dad, and if you're one of the first 400 tips submitted, you'll get a coupon by mail!  Now, that's 400 tips per day, so if you don't get one the first day, keep trying!  Please note that there is a limit of one coupon per address.
Sounds like a winner to me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Print These Coupons Before They're Gone!

Hurry over to Coupons.com now to print some great coupons!  The Shedd Spread is on sale for $1 this week, so only $.60 with this coupon!  I'm sure we'll also see some deals on pasta soon too!  And the high-value Dove coupon is sure to come in handy.  Just click here to access these and many more great coupons!

Best Grocery Deals of the Week

This post contains pricing for some of the best grocery deals this week in the Salt Lake Valley. Many of these items are things you may purchase each week. Often, items like produce, meat and dairy goods do not have coupons, so I've listed some of the best deals to help cut your grocery bill even without coupons. You can use this list in one of two ways--either go to each store individually for the discounts or print the list to use for price-matching at Walmart or Target (Super Target has a larger selection of grocery items).

Keep in mind that it is always smart to bring your ads with you, just in case. Also, I try to keep my price-matching purchases together either at the front or back of my order. That makes it easier to go over pricing with the cashier and also speeds up the process to not hold up other customers waiting to be served.

Also, don't forget that stores have different ad dates. Though I try to get this list posted each Tuesday evening, not all of the ads start on Wednesday. Here is a list of ad dates for major grocery retailers in the area:

Harmon's Monday-Sunday
Ream's Tuesday-Monday
Smith's Wednesday-Tuesday
Fresh Market Wednesday-Tuesday
Associated Foods Tuesday-Monday
***If you have any additions for the list or other stores you'd like to recommend, please email me, and I'll add them!
***Items with stars are at stock-up pricing!

***Cross Rib Roast $1.99 lb. (Fresh Market)
Sirloin Tip Roast $2.19 lb. (Associated Foods)
***Lean "Family Pack" Ground Beef $1.59 lb. (Ream's)
Boneless Pork Sirloin Roast or Chops $1.89 lb. (Associated Foods)
***Rump Roast $1.99 lb. (Ream's)
Tilapia Fillets $2.99 lb. (Fresh Market)
Petite Sirloin Steak $2.99 lb. (Associated Foods)
Sirloin Tip Steak $2.59 lb. (Associated Foods)
Pork Picnic Roast $1.49 lb. (Associated Foods)

Roma Tomato $.84 lb. (Walmart)
Iceburg Lettuce $.84 each (Walmart)
***Broccoli, Cauliflower $.58 lb. (Harmon's)
Corn on the Cob 4/$1 (Ream's)
Zucchini & Yellow Squash $.98 lb. (Walmart)
Cantelope $1 each (Walmart)
Mango $.49 each (Ream's)
Red/Green Seedless Grapes $.99 lb. (Ream's)
***Green Onion or Radish Bunches 3/$1 (Fresh Market)
***Limes 10/$1 (Ream's)
Cucumber 2/$1 (Smith's)
Leaf Lettuce $.79 (Ream's)
Bell Pepper 2/$1 (Smith's, Ream's)
Red Bell Pepper $.68 (Harmon's)
Gala Apples, School Boy Size $.89 lb. (Associated Foods)
Large Slicing Tomato $.99 lb. (Ream's)

Cottage Cheese (store brand) 16 oz. $1.25 (Harmon's)
Mountain Dairy Gallon Milk (all varieties) $1.79 (Smith's)
***Eggs, Medium Dozen $.50 (Ream's)
Eggs, Large Dozen $.89 (Fresh Market)

Smith's Bread 20 oz. sandwich and white 10/$10 (Smith's)

Lunchables 4.5 oz. $1.25 (Walmart)
Hefty One Zip Bags 10/$10 (Smith's)
Purex 50 oz. Liquid Laundry Detergent $1.99 (Smith's)
VO5 Shampoo/Conditioner 15 oz. $.68 (Smith's)
Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Teen Speed Stick Deodorant 1.4-2 oz. 10/$10 (Smith's)
2 Liter Coke & Sprite Products $.79 (Ream's)
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Roll Ups, etc. $.99 (Harmon's with in-ad coupon only--no other coupons accepted)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2-For-1 at Lagoon This Week!

Saw this advertised on TV the other day, but I'm still getting into "blogger" mode and need to remember to post great deals like this!  So thanks to my new friends at Savvy Sister Shops and Coupons 4 Utah for the reminder!  Head over to Lagoon this week and let them know that KUTV sent you, and you'll get two passes for the price of one!  This offer is good through Friday, so I hope some of you can take advantage of it!

Be on the Look Out for New Savings Booklets!

I've recently found these two savings booklets while shopping at Smith's and Fresh Market.  Be on the look out for great offers like these.  When you see a display in the store (it doesn't matter for what!!!), be sure to get a little closer and check it out.  You never know what you might find!

Lots of Great Discounts Out This Morning!

I'm headed out the door in a bit with a pretty busy morning, but I wanted to get you informed quick on a few great deals available right now.  Take a look around and see what you find! 

First, CityDeals is having a HUGE sale, and today is the last day!  Discounts up to 90% off, plus free shipping automatically on all orders.  This is a great time to get some fantastic deals to use later!  Watch expiration dates, but think forward to when you'll be eating out, taking a stay-cation, visiting local venues--a little planning now will save you a ton of money then.  Scroll through all the deals!   You might be very surprised at what you'll find!  I'll be snagging the Ellerbeck Mansion certificate good for $75 toward a night for only $18.75!  Somehow I'm going to get away for one night with my husband!  I'm sure I'll find more great options once I look around!  You will too!
City Deals Salt Lake County Clearance
City Deals Utah County Clearance
City Deals Davis/Cache/Weber County Clearance

Second, Groupon.com has two great deals today!  One for Utahns, and one for everyone!  Check out the Fat Cats bowling special (a $106 value) which includes two hours of bowling for up to six people, shoe rental for everyone, food and drinks for only $25!  Great Deal!

Another phenomenal offer is for $100 toward photo books from Picaboo for only $25!  You can find this offer by clicking on "Visit other Cities" at the top of the page and choosing Oklahoma City.  Because this is an online offer, anyone can use it! The best part– the value of this Groupon CAN be used toward tax and shipping AND be combined with other offers.  That should apply to the FREE 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Photo Book ($39.95 value) to new customers thru August! All you have to pay is $8.99 for shipping. To get started, go to Picaboo.com, enter your email address and then you’ll be able to start creating your book.   Make sure to use coupon code FREEBK to get your book for only the cost of shipping.  Then you should also be able to use your Groupon certificate to finish off the deal!  Order an extra copy for grandparents!  I've also made these books for our anniversary and they are beautiful! (Thanks Faithful Provisions and Hip 2 Save)
There are more great deals available today, and I'll get them posted in a bit!  Let us know what deals you score by adding a comment!

Monday, August 16, 2010

What Can You Get for $24?

What can you get for $24?  How about a shopping cart FULL of groceries?  This cart included eight boxes of cereal, almost ten pounds of beef (london broil and rump roast), cheese, milk, four packages of Oreos, five boxes of granola bars and a ton more!  If you haven't taken the time this week to check out the great sale at Smith's, make sure to do that.  It sounds like the sale will extend for another week, and there are several great websites that can help you make a shopping list and match up coupons.  Check them out:

Shoot over any questions you have, and I'll be happy to get right back to you.  Saving so much can be overwhelming at the beginning, but we can work on small steps together!  Let us all know about your great shopping trips for the week--we'd love to celebrate together!

We Have a Winner!

Congrats to our winner of $50+ in home decor, jpg009!  Email me at sosimpletosave@hotmail.com to claim your gift!

And congrats to Nicole too!  She entered the contest hoping to donate the home decor items to her school for a fundraiser, so we're going to make sure she has a nice collection of items to donate!  Just email to schedule a pick up!  And thanks for being such a great citizen at such a young age!

Links to Ringling Bros. Ticket Contests! Enter Them All!

Here's the list I have so far of all the sites you can check out to win free tickets to the circus.  Enter them all to increase your chances of winning!

So Simple To Save (Start here, of course!!!)
Tight Wad in Utah
Coupons 4 Utah
My SLC Mommy
Savvy Sister Shops
The Survival Mama
Enjoy Utah!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Do You Have Seafood Receipts from July?

If you have any saved receipts from May 1-July 31st, I just found some expired rebates while shopping.  I'd be happy to share with you!  These beer rebates are from Michelob Ultra and are good for $6 off the purchase of $10 or more of fresh or frozen seafood.  Remember that no other purchase is required in many states (including Utah) so if you have any saved grocery receipts, you can submit this rebate.  It has to be postmarked by Saturday, August 14th, so you'll need to stop by and grab it if you're local.  Just send me a quick email or leave a comment, and we'll connect!

Last Day for $50 in FREE Decor Products!

Today's the last day for our Swag Bucks contest shared here.  We only have SEVEN entries so far, so a great chance to win!  Just get your new Swag Bucks account started, and you'll be eligible to win!  Remember, these are new Swag Bucks accounts started through my links that are eligible.  Can't wait to announce the winner tomorrow morning!

Great Deals on Weekend Fun!

There are definitely some great entertainment/fun deals to be had right now!  I wanted to give you a few specific options, but make sure to check out the links for all the deals.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Fortune Cookie Restaurant in Riverton (GREAT SUSHI!!!) $30 Certificate for only $13.50!
Hollywood Connection $25 Certificate for only $10!!!

Cowabunga Bay All-Day Pass $24 Pass for only $12 from Screamin Coupons!  And there appears to be no limit, so buy one for each member of the family!

Restaurant.com 80% off Certificates:

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60

There are many great deals to close out summer with a bang!  Check them out before they're gone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Great Deal for a Head-Start on Christmas!

Groupon has a great online deal available today!  You can buy a $35 gift certificate for TheGameShop.com for only $10!  The certificate value can be used toward shipping too and is valid for one year!  You can score two or three games with that amount for only $10 shipped to your home!  WOW! 
To get this deal, just click on the Groupon button below and type in Brooklyn for the city!  Remember that this is valid online, so it doesn't matter what city you're in!

Tons of Great Target Coupons!

Do you shop at Target?  If so, you might know that Target is one of the few stores in our area that has their own store coupons that can be paired with manufacturer coupons.  From time to time, they also release great store coupons for their own label products like Market Pantry, Merona and Circo.  Right now is a great time to print off some handy Target coupons!  One of my favorites is sure to get you a cheap bakery item--maybe even free!  You can also print off some great store coupons that match up with manufacturer coupons currently available like Dora Bandaid boxes and Juicy Juice products.  Check out the coupons for furniture items, clothing and more!  Just go to Target.com and click on the coupon link at the bottom of the page.  You can print most coupons twice per computer using the "back" button.  Let us know what great deals you score!

Free Fruitista Freeze at Taco Bell!

Grab a coupon for a free Fruitista Freeze at Taco Bell (use zip code 80002 if you don't see it) when you buy any one item!  You can get it (along with several other great coupons for Smith's Mega sale this week) like:
And TONS more!  Check them all out at Coupons.com

Huge City Deals Clearance Today!

City Deals is doing it again!  Yesterday they announced their "Semi-Annual Clearance" and this morning, they added over 100 new items to the sale!  Be sure to check it out quick while inventory is at its best!  We buy gift certificates from City Deals all the time and save tons of money on eating out and entertainment.  When we want to go out, we just open up our City Deals envelope to see what certificates we have.  Then we go have fun!  Find a few today to help you save a ton over the next few weeks!  They also make great gifts!

Check out the Utah deals here!
Check out the Arizona deals here!
Check out the Nevada deals here!

Oh, and one more thing!  The customer service at City Deals is amazing!  I received an order this week from the Mrs. Field's promotion last week.  I was expecting a $25 certificate to Mrs. Fields for having spent $25 on other certificates.  Well, I was pretty surprised when I opened my envelope and found a $50 certificate instead!  There was a note explaining that they had run out of the $25 certificates, so they just sent me $50 instead!  WOW!  How many companies do you know of that would do that?  So buy with confidence--you'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reward Your Kids with Free Chuck E. Cheese Tokens!

I got a fun email from Chuck E. Cheese for a new rewards program for kids.  They have many different charts you can print off for free (potty chart, sports award, tooth fairy, etc.).  Once the chart is filled, you can take it to Chuck E. Cheese and the child will receive TEN tokens for each calendar!  What a fun idea!  Check out all the rewards calendars here then make sure to grab a discounted City Deals certificate to save an additional 50% off or more on additional tokens!  Plus you can still access August coupons for pizza discounts too!  Surprise the kids with a fun, full-of-savings time at Chuck E. Cheese!

Fun Circus Classes at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum!

The Discovery Gateway Children's Museum has teamed up with Ringling Bro. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to offer some fun classes over the next few weeks!  Check out the info on how you and your kiddos can learn all about the behind-the-scenes aspects of the circus!  This sounds like so much fun!
And keep checking back!  This weekend I'll be announcing a fun new contest to win tickets to the circus!

Huge Fat Cats Discount! Great Fun for the Family!

What a fun deal!  Right now you can get 50% off to any Utah Fat Cats location!  This deal includes two hours of bowling on one lane with shoes for up to six people, one large one-topping pizza and two pitchers of soda for only $30!  That's a super deal!  You can buy up to four passes, and they don't expire until April of 2011!  Check out all the details here and get your deal!

Great New Cellfire Coupons Available!

Are you familiar with Cell Fire?  If not, you need to get familiar!  They offer loadable coupons that go right on your store rewards card!  Smith's and Kroger stores participate so far in Utah, and the coupons automatically come off your total when you buy the qualifying item!  They are awesome!  Here's a link to check them out and a list of current coupons:

PB Toaster Strudel® Save $.50

Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.
Totinos Party Pizza Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE any flavor/variety Totinos® Crisp Crust Party Pizza® Products.
PB Refrig'd Grands! Save $.30
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.
Totinos Pizza Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos® Rolls Snacks.
Pillsbury® Cookie Dough Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough
Old El Paso® Save $.60
Save $0.60 when you buy any TWO Old El Paso® products (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen  Soup products)
BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® fruit flavored snacks
Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars
Bisquick® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix
Gardetto's Snack Mix Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 8 OZ. OR LARGER Gardettos® Snack Mix
Reeses® Puffs® Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Reeses® Puffs® cereal
Cheerios® Cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal (the one in the yellow box)
Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal
Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.
Betty Crocker® Cake Mix/Frosting Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties)
Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie
Betty Crocker® Warm Delights Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls
Pillsbury® Holiday Cookies Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments(TM) Refrigerated Desserts
Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins
Betty Crocker® Supreme Brownie Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Supreme Brownie OR Dessert Bar Mixes

Get Extra Swag Bucks this Week & Start with 70 if You're New! Plus $50 in Home Decor!

It's a great week for Swag Bucks!  If you haven't started earning these online points yet, now's the time!  You'll get 30 just for getting started with a free account and when you enter the code BackToSchool you'll get another 40 Swag Bucks at sign up!  That's a great deal!
As an additional deal, there are five collectible Swag Bucks (like the ones above) that you can earn while you search!  If you get all five this week, you'll get 50 BONUS Swag Bucks!  So get your free account set up right away so that you can take advantage of these great offers!

And one more thing--don't forget the giveaway here of over $50 in free home decor!

Right now the odds are REALLY GREAT to win, so make sure you get entered by setting up your Swag Bucks account today!  I'll pick the winner on Friday so you can have a chance to participate.
Shoot over any questions to sosimpletosave@hotmail.com!

Monday, August 9, 2010

50% off Cowabunga Bay!

Sold out!
Have you been driving past Cowabunga Bay and thinking, "man, that looks fun!"???  Well now's you're chance to get really wet for a great price!
Today's deal on "Go Deal Go" is Cowabunga Bay all-day passes for only $12 (reg. $24)!  Go Deal Go is offering this deal for today only, and you can buy as many passes as you want!  They expire on 9/19/2010, so you'll have plenty of time to use them before the season ends.  Check out Go Deal Go for all the details and to get yours now!

Thanks, Savvy Sister Shops!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Check Out the Great Deals on Downloads at Amazon!

Just wanted to share a great deal that I have come to love!  Amazon releases $5 mp3 downloads every once in awhile, and I found some great ones today!  Make sure to check out the entire list because they have a total of over 1,000!  Most of these are entire albums for only $5!  You can download right after purchase, so no waiting for any shipping, etc.  What a great deal!
*Just click on one of the Amazon links to see all the music available! 

Winners, Winners! Check Here to See if You Won!

I'm finally getting around to posting the winners from our drawing last week for the Utah Savings Cards.  Sorry it's taken so long.  I spent the week dealing with some new medical issues with my daughter, and I just didn't get around to things as quickly as I would have liked.  This week should be much better, so check back often for lots of deals!

So better late than never, here are the screen names of our winners of the TEN 3-month memberships to the Utah Savings Card:

Renee K.
Brittany A.
Vinyl Expressions
Christi W.

***If you are a winner, here's what you need to do:  contact me by email at sosimpletosave@hotmail.com by Wednesday, August 11th at 8pm for instructions on how to redeem your prize.  Anyone who hasn't contacted me by then will forfeit their prize and runners-up Melissa H., Julesandbripoulson and Debbie will be awarded a prize. 

A huge thanks again to Utah Savings Card for this great contest!  Make sure to get your membership ASAP so that you can enjoy all the discounts right away!  We've already used our card to get $15 in free play points at the new Incredible Pizza in Draper!  Awesome!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Additional 25% off 25+ Certificates at City Deals Plus Free Shipping! This Weekend Only!

CityDeals - Discounts Savings and Gift Cards

Man, the folks at City Deals are at it again!  Yesterday we got free Mrs. Fields gift certificates, and today we get an additional 25% off over 25 deals!  Here is a  list of the participating offers that give you another 25% off the already reduced price of 50% or more (I've highlighted some of my favorites):
Shirodhara Day Spa $50 for only $18.75

Skinworks $50
Nicolitalia 2 $10
Rafael's $20 gift certificate - limit 2
Acaydia School of Aesthetics
Momentum Indoor Climbing
Gandolfo's Sugarhouse (2) $10
Gandolfo's - Draper/WJ $20 (2 pk)
Maggie Moo's (2) $10
Big Apple Pizzeria
Vienna Bistro
Paintball Addicts 20 (2pk)
The Hungry Bear $20 (2pk)
Azalea Day Spa & Salon
Glen Eagle Golf Club
Hollywood Connection $25 for $9.37
India House
Lisse Laser
Center Street Grill
Taste of Thai in West Jordan $25 for only $9.38
Junior Golf Academy
Rocky Mountain Pizza Company $20
Smoothie King Lehi $20 (2pk)
Bonwood Bowl
Laser Assault
Fore Lakes Golf Course Executive 9 Holes
West Ridge Golf Course
5 Buck Pizza Riverton $25 for $9.37!!!
Don Antonio's
Mt. Fuji
Balanz Salon Spa
Bistro 258
Big City Bowl
Miracle Bowl
5 Buck Pizza Bountiful
Stuart FraserSalon
Charcoal Room
Olivia's Cafe

See the whole list here and use the coupon code 25OFF25 at checkout!  This offer is good through August 9th!

Another Reason to Get the Newspaper--$10 off $20 at Kohl's!

Happy day, happy day!!!  Did you see the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune today?  YIPPEEE!  Each copy had a $10 off $20 purchase coupon for Kohl's!  And these are valid all the way through Saturday, August 14th!  This is just one more great reason to get a newspaper subscription (or four like me)!  Check out the awesome deal that allows you to get an annual subscription for only $19.99 here.  Coupons like this pay for the whole year for two papers all by themselves!  And they come out on a regular basis!
Oh--did I mention that these coupons can be combined with percent-off Kohl's coupons?  Just in time for back-to-school shopping!  You'll find me at Kohl's today!

Nobody Wants $50+ in Free Home Decor???!!!

So it's MEGA SWAG BUCKS DAY! Each Friday brings the chance to earn lots of extra Swag Bucks! No matter where you live, you can earn free stuff even faster on Fridays!

Last Friday I announced a mini contest that you could enter just by signing up for Swag Bucks here.  I'm guessing that not giving you a pic of what you could win didn't make it very enticiting because I've only had a few people take advantage of the offer!  So I'm posting a pic this time of the $50 in BEAUTIFUL home decor items you can win for yourself or use as gifts!  This collection includes a great wood, tin and elevated lettering "Friendship" sign, one chocolate and sage chunky candle holder, a pillow, cute striped tablerunner and a cool chocolate-colored wrought iron and glass lantern.  This contest is being extended for a few more days, and I think I'll pick a winner on Tuesday.  If we have more than ten sign-ups, I'll pick TWO winners!  How's that???!!! 

So why should you want Swag Bucks? That's easy! Swag Bucks are like online cash that you earn just for making your internet searches either through the Swag Bucks tool bar or through the search box on the Swag Bucks website. Those reward bucks can be redeemed for all kinds of prizes. I've mentioned before that my favorite is the Amazon.com e-card that you can use for online purchases. Those will add up to big savings at Christmas when I share all the Amazon deals with you!

So what are you waiting for? Just get started by starting your FREE account here (with 30 free Swag Bucks to start)! As an added bonus, I'm going to give someone a great home decor gift pack valued at over $50! You'll earn one entry for getting signed up with Swag Bucks through the links in this post. If you've already joined through my referral link, don't worry! You're entered! Swag Bucks keeps track of everyone who sets up their account, so your entry will be applied automatically!
A few details:
*You can have a Swag Bucks account for each email if you want. When you refer someone who joins, you earn one point for each point they earn! So sign yourself up, then get a spouse, adult child, friend or family member signed up with your referral link. You'll double your amount of Swag Bucks!
*Swag Buck redemption is a piece of cake! You can browse rewards on the site and choose what you want!
*Just by doing your regular searches, you'll earn an average of 30-50 Swag Bucks per day, and that adds up fast!
*Email me any questions or post them in the comments, and I'll get right back to you!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

$25 or $50 FREE Mrs. Fields Today with City Deals Purchase!

What an amazing deal today at City Deals!  With a purchase of $25 or more, you get a FREE $25 gift certificate for Mrs. Fields products on the Mrs. Fields website!  With $50 or more, you get a $50 gift certificate!  This is a super deal on top of already amazing City Deals prices!  Here are just a few of my favorites right now:
Zermatt Resort in Midway at 50% off!  (We've been there, and it is BEAUTIFUL!)

The free certificate will be automatically added to your order--no special code needed.  Get on there and grab the deals before they are gone at Midnight tonight!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gold-n-Soft Margarine as Low as $.13 Per Tub!

SWEET deal this week on margarine!  (And FYI, this stuff freezes GREAT!)  Harmon's has the Gold-n-Soft 15 oz. tubs on sale for $.88 each.  Pair that up with the coupons currently available from a late-June insert, and you've got an awesome deal of between $.13-.38 each!  Just use these coupons:
Gold n Soft tub, any size .50/1 (8-31-10) SS-6/27
Gold n Soft tubs, any size $1.50/2 (8-31-10) SS-6/27
Remember that you can get this deal at Harmon's or price match at Walmart or Target!