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Thursday, September 30, 2010

$39 Carpet Cleaning from Groupon! Today Only!

Great deal from Groupon today too!  If your carpets need to be cleaned or will need to be cleaned before the July 2011 expiration date, this Groupon might be for you!
Just go here now to choose from a 3-room package for $39 or a 5-room package for $65--a discount of 57%!  Think ahead for the holidays or when you might want to give the house an extra spruce-up!

Awesome Incredible Pizza Deal!

Today's deal from Screamin Coupons is great!  You'll get all-you-can-eat pizza (and tons of other goodies on the buffet), a $10 gaming card for the arcade and three free attractions (choose from bumper cars, race cars, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, bowling, laser tag and race cars) for only $9!
Grab one for each family member!  Incredible Pizza is so much fun--you're kids will think you're the best!

$25 Restaurant Certificates for $1! 9/30 Only!

Check out the amazing deal at Restaurant.com today only!  You can get $25 restaurant certificates for only $1!  Most are valid for one year, so stock up today while they are super cheap!  Just enter your zip, and the local restaurants for your area will come up.  Also, think ahead for vacations, holidays and gifts.  We bought several of these back in the spring for our trip to Disneyland and were so shocked to find that there was even a restaurant on Disney property that offered a certificate!  We saved a ton!  You can too!  Go here to find your local deals and deals for other cities too!  Enter promo code WOW to get the discount!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Buca di Beppo $20 Gift Card Plus Two Movie Tickets for $20!!!

City Deals has done it again!  Right now, you can get a $20 gift card to Buca Di Beppo (ask for the kitchen table so you can sit in the kitchen and watch the action), and two movie tickets for only $20!  WOW!  Here are your choices:

Buca card and two tickets to Cinemark Theaters for $20 here

Buca card and two tickets to Regal Cinemas, United Artists & Edwards Theatres here

Buca card and AMC Theatres here

This deal will be gone quick!  Don't wait!

Best Grocery Deals of the Week

Once again, here are some of the best grocery deals for the week.  These are from stores in the Salt Lake Valley.  You can go to each individual store to get these deals, or take advantage of price matching opportunities at Walmart and Target.  I always recommend bringing your ads along just in case.

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

Bone-in Turkey Breast $1.49 lb. (Associated Foods)
Chicken Tenders $1.69 lb. (Associated Foods)
Petite Sirloin Steak or Roast $1.99 lb. (Ream's)
Top Round Roast $1.99 lb. (Associated Foods)
London Broil $1.99 lb. (Associated Foods)
93% Lean Ground Beef $2.39 lb. (Fresh Market)
Tilapia Fillets $2.99 lb. (Ream's)
Beef Chuck Roast $1.99 lb. (Smith's)
85% Lean Ground Beef 2+ lbs. $1.99 lb. (Smith's)

Large Roma Tomato $.99 lb. (Associated Foods)
Broccoli Crowns, Cauliflower $.58 lb. (Harmon's)
Russet Potatos, 10 lb bag $1.99 (Associated Foods)
Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious Apples $.69 lb. (Smith's)
Yellow Onions $.48 lb. (Harmon's)
Red Bell Peppers $.78 each (Harmon's)

Cottage Cheese (store brand) 16 oz. $1 (Smith's)
Sour Cream (store brand) 16 oz. $1 (Smith's)
Mountain Dairy Milk $1.79 gallon (Smith's)

10-in Don Julio Flour Tortillas 17.5oz. $.99 (Fresh Market)
Western Family Mac & Cheese 3/$1 (Associated Foods)
Carl Buddig Lunchmeat Tub 9-10 oz. $1.49 (Associated Foods)
Libby's Canned Fruit, assorted 4/$5 (Associated Foods)
Fritos and Cheetos 3/$5 (Ream's)
Calidad Tortilla Chips, 14 oz. $1.29 (Ream's)
Jiffy Muffin, Cake, Pizza Mixes 2/$1 (Ream's)
Barilla Pasta 12-16 oz., assorted 10/$10 (Smith's)
Langers 64 oz. Apple Juice 10/$10 (Smith's)
Goldfish Crackers 6.6-8oz. assorted 10/$10 (Smith's)

Iron Man 2 DVD $8.95 Today Only!

Today is a great day to snag "Iron Man 2" for $8.95 on DVD and $14.95 on Blu-Ray!  Today's it's featured as one of the deals for R.C. Willey's "Wild Wednesdays" promotion.  Every once in awhile, they offer a new release DVD at a great price.  You buy the movie online and pick it up in store.  Walmart will also sometimes match this promotion because it requires an in-store pick up.  Check with a manager first.  Either way, it's a great deal!

Free Kobari Beef at Panda Express Today! 9/29

Head over here to print a coupon good for free Kobari beef  today only at Panda Express!  Free dinner (or lunch)--yum!

Gymbucks Redemption Starts Today!

If you earned Gymbucks over the last two months at Gymboree, now is the time to redeem them!  I love buying high quality clothing and accessories on clearance at Gymboree while earning Gymbucks!  Then I go back and use the Gymbucks on more clearance.  We'll see what I snag today!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Disney On Ice Tickets Available Today!

Disney on Ice Tickets for the Salt Lake performances go on sale today!  I can't wait to go to this show! 
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four magical destinations all in one fun-filled ice production! Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey will take audiences on a sightseeing tour of the imagination. This ice spectacular visits Salt Lake City from Thursday, November 11th through Sunday, November 14th with eight performances at the Energy Solutions Arena.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy have their bags all packed for a journey that will transport audiences straight from their seats into the magical worlds of best friends Lilo and Stitch as they hula in Hawaii; Simba and Nala as they explore the African Pride Lands; Ariel and Sebastian as they experience an aquatic adventure in their undersea kingdom; and Peter Pan and Tinker Bell as they soar through the starry skies.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures all four unique worlds. Audiences will be entranced as they experience this exciting excursion — one that will fill the arena with magic, music, and best of all, Mickey and Minnie!

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnies Magical Journey go on sale on Monday, September 27th and will be available at the Energy Solutions Arena Box Office, all SmithTix locations or by calling 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX, and online at www.energysolutionsarena.com or www.disneyonice.com.

Performance Schedule
Thursday, November 11th – 7:00 PM
Friday, November 12th – 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 13th – 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 14th –1:30 PM & 5:30 PM

*Tickets are priced at $13 - $23, $35 (VIP), $50 (Rinkside). Tickets for children are available for $10 too! Service charges and handling fees may apply. All seats are reserved.

***Thanks to Lulu Bug, LLC., we're going to have FOUR family four-packs of tickets to give away!  Start spreading the word now!  I'll be kicking off the contest this Friday!

Speaking of Great Christmas Gifts--How About DVDs for $2.50?

Check out this email ad I received from Big Lots this weekend!  They have a stack of DVDs on sale for 4/$10!  That's $2.50 each!  These make great gifts for families you love--just add a box of popcorn and a few "movie" candies or snacks!

Let's Start the New Week with Some Fun Deals!

Something tells me that this week will be crazy!  It's already started with all of the deals available today!  I'm going to give you a quick recap of some good ones.  Keep in mind that Christmas is officially less than three months away, and when you plan ahead, you can save a ton! 

Complete Bicycle Tune-Up at Salt Lake City Bicycle Co.

One Month Membership and Intro Class at The Front Climbing Club from Groupon for $30! ($114 value)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time For Wendy's Coupon Booklets!

It's time for the Wendy's Halloween coupon booklets!  I love to buy these every year because not only will you get 10 free Jr. Frosty coupons for just $1, you'll also be supporting the great  Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption!  You can start using the coupons on Nov.1st, so why not grab a bunch to give to those trick-or-treaters, plus grab some for your family!  What a great way to get the kiddos a yummy treat without spending any money later!  (Thanks, Hip 2 Save!)

Just a Reminder: Stock up on Rump Roast Today!

Don't forget that today is the "Saturday Sale" at Fresh Market.  You can buy rump roast for only $1.79 per pound.  It's a great price throw some roasts in the freezer for the cold winter months.  Also, if the stores are low on supply (that can often happen), don't forget to ask for a raincheck so you can come back and grab it later!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cornbelly's Season Pass for $12!

What an awesome deal today!  My kids have already been asking about when we're going to Cornbelly's this year.  They love going, but I hate paying.  It's so expensive!  So here's a way to get a super deal and entertain the kiddos for quite awhile!  Think about off-track time and UEA weekend.  We'll be able to take the kids to Thanksgiving Point for cheap!  Yeah!  Grab your 52% off passes quick--they're sure to sell out!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Great Deal on Tag Books

If Tag books are on your Christmas list, I've got a bargain for you!  I went to Toys R Us today to pick up the new Tinker Bell movie for my daughter, and I had to grab some Tag books while there.  We bought the Tag system two years ago for my oldest daughter, but she never really even used it, so I'll be "re-gifting" it this year for my 5 year-old.  I played with it a bit today, and it is SOOOO COOL!  Not only does it "read" the story to the child, there are also games to play on each page and even word-by-word reading!  Awesome!
So here's the deal on the books (I even got the one pictured above!!!)--they are $13.99 at Toys R Us and on the buy-two-get-one-free sale.  Here are the steps to get a great deal:
1.  Choose three books.
2.  Hand the cashier the $5 off $25 Toys R Us printable coupon here first.
3.  Then hand over three $4/1 Tag Book Coupons here
***Your total will be just over $12 after tax--around $4 each for books that are normally $14 each!  The $5/25 coupon is expires on September 26th, so grab this deal soon!

Great Hasbro Toy Coupons Available!

It's that time of year again!  Toy coupons should start coming out in abundance!  Make sure you print these when you can--I'll try to keep a steady stream of them coming your way!

Check out the huge list, print off any you think you might use, then watch for a sale to pair them with!  This will be fun!

Free Glade and Cheap Pillsbury Grands Biscuits!

Here are a couple of great deals you might want to snag this week:
Glad "Tough Odor Solutions" spray is on sale this week at Harmon's for $1.  You can print $1/1 and $2/2 coupons at http://www.rightathome.com/ for these--making them free!
Pillsbury Grands biscuits are also on sale for $1 at Harmon's this week.  Go to http://www.btfe.com/ to print $1/2 coupons (two per computer) to score these biscuits for $.50 each!  That's even better than the Smith's catalina price!
***One more tidbit--the Riverton Walmart had plums, nectarines and peaches tonight for only $.28/lb.  Go grab some at that awesome price!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Movie Tickets Sold Out (Bummer!) but Here's Another Great Groupon!

How would you like to get toilet paper, deodorant, laundry soap, cleaning supplies and more for 50% off?  Run over here right now to get another great deal from Groupon!  You can order a $20 certificate to Soap.com for only $10!  Soap.com sells just about every product you use in your home for cleaning, toiletries, cosmetics and more!  Plus 1-2 day shipping is included!  I also understand that they have online coupons you can apply to your order too!  Huge discounts!  Grab yours before they are gone!  (Like the movie ticket deal that I missed!!!)

Free Witch Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village!

Thanks to Coupons 4 Utah for the great info on the Gardner Village Witch Scavenger Hunt!  We went last year for the elf hunt at Christmas, and my kids and I had a blast!  I can't wait to take them to check out the witches!  The way it works is you download the scavenger hunt form here and take it with you.  Then you walk around all the fun shops to check out all the witch displays.  Find the ones listed on the scavenger hunt list, and when it's complete, each kid under 12 can get a chocolate chip cookie at Afton's (oh my!!!) for only $.25!  We're going to go this week, but the event lasts through October 30th.  Have fun!

A Few Suggestions for Stock Shopping This Week

Some of you are familiar with what I call "Stock Shopping", and some of you are not.  Just as a brief review, stock shopping involves buying specific items in larger quantities when they are at their lowest price.  Using this method, you can save a lot more money over a period of time because you don't ever have to buy the item right when you need it (probably at a higher price), because you already have a stock.  Over the past 18 months, I've really focused on this type of purchasing power, and our family has literally saved thousands of dollars because of it.  So I've decided that each week I'm going to try and add a brief post with some suggestions for items you might want to consider stocking up on for the week.  Hopefully it will help you and your family save lots of money too!

So the suggestions for this week:

1.  Eggs!!!  Yep, I said eggs!  Both large and medium dozens are priced at $.59 this week.  We haven't seen that price in quite some time, and it might be a long time before we see it again.  So now's the time to stock up.  Until recently, I had no idea that you could stock up on eggs.  I'm looking forward to taking my own advice on this one this week.  There are a few things you need to know about stocking up on eggs.  First, eggs can be frozen.  Did you know that?  I had no idea!  Now they don't freeze well in the shells, so the only way to really stock up on eggs is to take them out of the shells and beat them like you're making scrambled eggs.  Then you can store them in an air-tight container.  Save up your margarine or sour cream containers for this!  After you've transferred them into a container, just freeze them!  When you're ready to use them, just let them thaw completely in the fridge first, then whip them up as usual!  I understand these eggs work great for breakfast casseroles, quiches, french toast, etc.  So stock up this week and save big later!

2.  Meat!!!  There are two types in particular that are at stock-up prices this week.  First, whole chicken fryers.  If you can make it to the store today to purchase at Sunflower Market or price match at Walmart, $.67 per pound is an unbelievable steal.  Imagine those rotisserie chickens we buy at $6-7 each.  They'll only be about $2 each with this deal!  You can freeze them for later or bake one up tonight!  You can also throw them in the crock pot and pull the cooked meat off the bone for other dishes!
The second meat that we should stock up on this week is the rump roast for $1.79 per pound during the Saturday sale at Fresh Market.  This isn't the best price I've ever seen on rump roast, but it is a pretty great price for the last few months.  Grab them in package sizes that your family will use and throw them in the freezer.  I love to drop one or two in the crock pot, shred the cooked meat and freeze it in baggies.  Then I can easily add it to whatever is on the menu without the hours of cooking.

So those are my suggestions for this week.  Have some suggestions from what you've seen on sale?  Share with us in the comments!

Best Grocery Deals of the Week

This list 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, please email me, and I'll add them!

Rump Roast $2.29 lb. (Smith's)
Extra Lean Ground Beef $2.29 lb. (Associated Foods)
Petite Sirloin Steak $2.79 (Associated Foods)
Whole Chicken Fryer $.67 lb. (Sunflower Market)
Mahi Mahi Fish Fillet $3.97 lb. (Sunflower Market)
Beef Cross Rib Roast $1.99 (Ream's)
Birchberry Honey Ham (In the Fresh Deli) $3.98 lb. (Associated Foods)

Russet Potato 10 lb. $1.98 (Harmon's)
Green Bell Pepper 2/$.98 (Harmon's)
Roma Tomato $.79 lb. (Ream's)
White Onion $.68 lb. (Harmon's)
25 lb. Box Local Canning Peaches $12.99 (Associated Foods)
Seedless Grapes (Red, Green) $.67 lb. (Sunflower Market)
Bartlett Pears $.57 lb. (Sunflower Market)
Asparagus $1.77 lb. (Sunflower Market)
Radish & Green Onion Bunches $.39 each (Ream's)
Dole 12 oz. Greener Selection Salad $.99 (Fresh Market)
Medium Yellow Onion $.49 lb. (Fresh Market)

Dozen Medium Eggs $.59 (Harmon's)
Dozen Large Eggs $.59 (Ream's)
Store-Brand 16 oz. Cottage Cheese $.88 (Smith's)
Store-Brand 16 oz. Sour Cream $.88 (Smith's)
Gallon Milk (Mountain Dairy Brand, all varities) $1.79 (Smith's)
Store-Brand Orange Juice Gallon $2.99 (Smith's)

20 oz. White/Wheat Sara Lee Bread 3/$5 (Associated Foods)

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 10/$10 (Harmon's)
Select Glade Products $1 (Harmon's)
Assorted Childrens' Books $1 (Harmon's)
Don Julio Tortilla Chips $1 (Harmon's)
Ragu Pasta Sauce(16 or 26 oz. assorted, excludes Organics) $.99 (Fresh Market)

Saturday-Only Meat Sale at Fresh Market
Lean Ground Beef $1.79 lb. (sold in 2 lb. Chub)
Rump Roast $1.79 lb.
Pork Loin Chops (center cut) $2.49 lb.
Sanderson Whole Chicken Fryers $.89 lb.

WOW! Discount Movie Tickets from Groupon!

Today's Groupon deal is awesome!!!  You can buy four movie tickets redeemable in most theaters nationwide for only $20!  The voucher is purchased through Weekly Cinema, a company that partners with Fandango and MovieTickets.com!  You simply redeem the voucher on one of those two sites within 90 days, then you'll have another 90 days to use your tickets!  I'm not seeing a purchase limit on these, so I would stock up!  Just go here right away to get this deal!  Remember that Groupon deals usually only last one day (or until they sell out).  You can send the tickets to someone as a gift too with their email feature!  Tell your friends and get a $10 credit for each person who buys from your referral!  Check it out now!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Free Tag Book!

Thanks so much to Mojo Savings for letting us know about the free Tag book offer from Leap Frog!  Just go here to check out the offer.  You must own one of the Leap Frog products listed in the registration materials to qualify.  There's a pretty big list, so check it out!  Can you say "FREE Christmas???"
It's So Simple 2 Save! 

City Deals Additional 25% off 25 Deals!

Snag some super deals right now from City Deals!  Right now, you can get an additional 25% off 25 deals!  Here are a few that I thought were pretty great:
$25 to Mt. Fuji Sushi for $8.44 (My hubbie and I were very impressed with their sushi!)

Check out all the deals--many have expiration dates that are far off, so these would make excellent gifts too!

Great Deals at Toys R Us--Head Start on Christmas!

This is a great week to get a jump on Christmas shopping!  (Or birthday gifts for all those unexpected parties our kids get invited to throughout the year!!!)  Joani at Coupons 4 Utah has put together an awesome scenario which allows you to get six items for an average price of just over $2 each!  These include Hasbro games and Leap Frog Tag books!  And the best part--this deal is available with printable coupons, so everyone can get it!  Check out her deal suggestion here, and thanks for the great pics and shopping suggestions, Joani!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue $10 Coupon!

I've been meaning to get this coupon link up for $10 off Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack.  This is available in stores tomorrow, Sept. 21st!  Make sure and print this ASAP because these Disney movie coupons don't stay around for long.  If you have time, you can drop by Toys 'R Us today to "pre-order" your combo pack with $10 down.  If you pre-order through today, you'll get a $10 Toys 'R Us gift card when you pick up the movie!  With the coupon, that makes your total "out-of-pocket" cost about $10!  I love getting the combo packs because I'm sure one day we'll "upgrade" to a Blu-Ray, and we'll already have lots of movies to watch!
*One more bonus on this deal--I did see in the Toys 'R Us flyer yesterday that you can also get a free Tinker Bell watch in a dome case ($9.95 value) when you buy the DVD or combo pack this week!  So this extra freebie should apply when you pick up your movie later this week (starting tomorrow)!  What a great gift to tuck away for Christmas!  I know I'll have a very happy 5 year-old!  Thank goodness she doesn't know how to access my blog yet!  :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cold Stone & Make-A-Wish: A Delicious Combination!

Just got an email about an event that I think we should all support!  On September 30th from 5-8pm, you can go to Cold Stone and get a free 3oz. serving of "Katie's Creation"--a concotion developed by Katie, a Make-A-Wish child.  Her wish was to be a part of the largest ice cream social ever, so that's what Cold Stone is providing!  Make a generous donation while you're there, and you'll help give wishes to more children.  Our experience with Make-A-Wish is one that we still treasure.  It's been over three years since our family was sent to Disney World, and our kids still remember how amazing it was.  I don't know how they made it so that we could actually forget about all the medical struggles for one whole week, but they did!  We had a beautiful experience with our children and love to support Make-A-Wish so that other families with critically ill children can have that experience too!  So round up your friends and family and plan to eat yummy ice cream and make a wish come true!

Lots of Great Daily Deals Today!

I don't always post these deals because I don't want to overwhelm you with offers.  However, when the deals are particularly great, I want to make sure you know about them!  So here are the offerings for today:
LivingSocial Deal is 4.5 hours of house cleaning from American Housekeeping for only $60!  Grab this one quickly--especially if you have any family or friends who are having babies soon!  What an awesome gift!  (Or a gift for yourself!)  Just go here for details and to purchase!  (And keep in mind that with LivingSocial, when three of your friends grab the deal, you get yours for free!)

Groupon Deal for today is $617 worth of laser hair removal from Enlighten Laser Cosmetics for $99!  That is definitely a HUGE discount!  Details and purchase info is available here.

Eversave Deal is one 12-count box of Athalon energy bars for only $14!  And Eversave has a few great bonuses when you set up a free account.  First, you'll get an automatic $5 credit to use on your first purchase, and you'll also get $20 in credit for each friend who buys a deal!  So check out the deal for today and start saving!

Screamin Coupons is offering two deals today.  First, get a $50 gift card to the Orem Hale Center Theater for only $25!  If you haven't been to Hale Center Theater (or you haven't been in awhile), this is a super deal!  Second, you can get a custom-made tutu from "Two M's" Tutus for only $11!  That's 50% off!

Phew!  I think that is quite a list to get started with today!  Hope you find a deal that will help you save a ton!  I'll be back in a bit to post more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Bed at Home is FAAAAAR Superior to the Chair at Primary Childrens' Medical Center!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts today.  I'm sure there have been plenty of deals to be had, but Briah and I were too busy dealing with two hospitals, one ambulance, four needle pokes and one big headache to get online to post.  It's finally calming down now (just kidding, now the oxygen saturation monitor is alarming), so I thought I'd try to catch up for a minute.  Briah was admitted to the hospital today with pneumonia--yep--just four days before her scheduled hip surgery that we had to wait four months to be "fit" into the schedule for.  Now it looks like the surgery is off, and we get to deal with pneumonia instead...  I try to keep my personal life off the blog, but today is just one example of how real life has to take priority over blog life.  Deals come and go, but our families are what really matter.
So I'll see what I can drum up during the quiet moments tonight (and tomorrow too, since I'm pretty sure we'll still be here), and if you have any great deals to share, make sure and add a comment or email me at sosimpletosave@hotmail.com so I can share them with everyone.  Maybe it will be a good night for online shopping to cure the stress!!!  :)  Then maybe I won't miss my bed so much...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Disney on Ice Coming!

I'm so excited to announce that Disney on Ice is coming to Utah, and we'll have free tickets to give away!  Stay tuned for all the details!
For now, I wanted to give you some info on two great events coming up!  First, Disney on Ice is teaming up with the Utah Food Bank to give away free tickets!  Get your free ticket on September 27th and help out with a great cause at the same time!  Just bring ten cans of food to donate per person to the Utah Food Bank at 3150 South 900 West at 11:00 am on the 27th. The first 600 donors will receive a free ticket, with a limit of one per adult.  What a great chance to help a great cause and earn a free ticket!

The second event I want to tell you about is the Circus Parade!  That's right!  By now you guys all know that the circus is coming to town next week!  My kiddos are so excited!  And I don't know about you, but I wasn't even aware that there was a parade to kick off the fun!  So make sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 22nd at 12pm!  The parade begins at 200 South Rio Grande Street and will travel through the Gateway.  What a fun way to celebrate the arrival of the circus!
***Don't forget that you can still get tickets for shows from Wednesday through Saturday of next week!  See the button on my side bar for $10 tickets for the kiddos!

Best Grocery Deals of the Week

This list 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, please email me, and I'll add them!

Beef Cross Rib Roast $1.99 lb. (Fresh Market)
Chicken Split Breast, Bone-in $1.99 lb. PLUS Buy-one-get-one-free on packages so averages $1 lb. (Fresh Market)
Ground Beef Round in Super Saver Packages $1.78 lb. (Macey's)
Pork Loin Roast, Bone-in (Ask the butcher to cut into chops if you want) $1.19 lb. (Ream's)
Carl Buddig Lunchmeat Tub, 10 oz. $1.49 (Ream's) Use this link to print $1/1 coupon (enter zip) for $.49 cost!!!
Sirloin Tip Steak $2.69 lb. (Associated Foods)
Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast $2.19 lb. (Associate Foods)
Limes 7/$1 (Ream's)
Bananas $.38 lb. (Fresh Market)
Red, Green Grapes $.78 lb. (Fresh Market)
Gala Apples $.88 lb. (Ream's)
Romaine, Red, Green Leaf Lettuce $.88 each (Ream's)
Bartlett Pears $.98 lb. (Ream's)
Cilantro Bunch 3/$1 (Ream's)
Mushrooms, 8 oz. cello pack, whole or sliced $1.50 (Assoicated Foods)
Broccoli or Cauliflower $.69 lb. (Associated Foods)
Raspberries, 6 oz. $1.50 (Associated Foods)
Red Ripe Slicing Tomatoes $.98 lb. (Harmon's)
Medium Yellow Onions $.49 lb. (Harmon's)
Dannon Danimals $1.88 (Smith's) Use $1/1 Coupon from Smart Source 8/15 or 9/12 for cost of $.88!!!
Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4-pack $1.88 (Smith's) Use $1/1 SS 8/15, 9/12 for cost of $.88!!!
Shur Saving Gallon Milk, 2%, 1% or Skim $1.78 (Macey's)
Grandma Sycamore's white, wheat loaf 2/$3 (Fresh Market) Use in-ad coupon for "Buy 2 loaves, get one Hillshire Farms 5 oz. Lunchmeat Free)
Aussie Hair Care & Herbal Essence 5.7-14 oz. Products $2.37 (Smith's) Use SS 9/12 $1/1 Coupon for cost of $1.37!!!
General Mills Cereals and Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks = HUGE SAVINGS at Smith's when you buy cereals in groups of four or more ($6 instant savings at check out per four boxes)
Crest Toothpaste, 6.4 oz. assorted $1 (Fresh Market) Use $.75/1 coupon from 8/29 Proctor & Gamble insert for cost of $.25!!!
Dial Bar Soap, 3-pack $.99 (Harmon's) Use Red Plum 8/15 coupon for $.35/1 for cost of $.64!!!
Right Guard Deodorant, 2.8-3 oz. $.99 (Harmon's) Use Red Plum 8/15 coupon for $.75/1 for cost of $.24!!!
Ragu Pasta Sauce, 16 or 26 oz. $.98 (Associated Foods) Use Red Plum $.30/1 coupon for cost of $.68!!!
Long Grain Rice, 20 lb. bag $6.99 (Ream's)
Case Lot Deals 
Hunt's Pasta Sauce Case $8.99 (Smith's) $.75 each
Kroger Canned Beans, 24-ct (kidney, pinto, others) $11.99 (Smith's) $.50 each
Kroger Mandarin Oranges, 24-ct $7.92 (Smith's) $.33 each
Langer's Apple Juice, 64 oz. 8-ct $7.92 (Smith's) $.99 each
Libby's Vegetables, 12-ct (beans, corn, peas) $3.92 (Smith's) $.33 each
Smith's Evaporated Milk, 24-ct $15.60 (Smith's) $.65 each

Monday, September 13, 2010

Get Your Furniture and Home Decor Accents from Furniture Warehouse for 50% off!

Go here quick to get your $200 certificates to Furniture Warehouse (in Taylorsville or West Jordan) for 50% off!  There is no limit to the number of certificates you can buy either!  Check out all the details at City Deals here.  What a great way to pick up some beautiful accents for your home like pictures, vases, wall decor, plants... you can even use these toward clearance items!  If you've been needing new furniture, this will be a great way to get it for a huge discount!  (One certificate per purchase, so you might need to do several transactions if you want more than one item.)  I'm sure these will be gone super quick, so grab one while you can!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Free Shipping at City Deals!

There have been some pretty amazing deals offered this week by City Deals, and now we get free shipping too!  Here are some of my favorites:

Dollar Cuts Salon $20 Cert for $10
Real Salt Lake VIP Package (2) Tickets to 9/25 Game Plus discounts and "Backstage" Access! $39.95 

Check out all the amazing offerings at City Deals and never pay full price for fun again!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Notice Anything Different Here???

So Simple to Save is now....
So Simple 2 Save!
I've finally been able to get everything set so that we now have a direct website address!!!  Unfortunately, sosimpletosave.com was not available, so we made a small change to the name and now have the site http://www.sosimple2save.com/
Bookmark it, add it to your favorites, tell the world!!!

Taste of Home Cooking Show Coming Tuesday to Thanksgiving Point!

This Tuesday, September 14th is the Taste of Home Cooking Show brought to us by the Daily Herald at Thanksgiving Point!  This class is sponsored by the Taste of Home magazine.  I have a subscription and love it!  They share great recipes and cooking ideas to make the tedious job of feeding a family more interesting, simple and fun.  I've participated in the Cooking Show numerous times in the past as a vendor when I had my home decor business, and I'm so excited to attend this time as an attendee!  I know those ladies that stopped by my booth were so excited about all the ideas they got and the FREEBIES!!!  That's right--you'll get a goodie bag full of all types of freebies, coupons, offers and more!  Just go to the Thanksgiving Point page here for all the details, and I hope to see you there!

Don't Forget Mega Swag Bucks Day!

It's Friday--Mega Swag Bucks Day!  I've already earned almost 40 OVER 70 Swag Bucks today so far--how about you?  Make sure you get started here with your free account to start earning the great online points for internet searches.  Remember, for just 450 points, you can get a $5 Amazon.com gift card!  Store them up because when October, November and December roll around, I'll be showing you how to save REALLY BIG on holiday purchases!

Daily Deals: Some Great Ones Today!

Screamin Coupons has two great deals today!  First, get 50% off at Baskin Robbins!  Today only, you can purchase a $20 certificate to Baskin Robbins for only $10!  Get this deal while you can!
Second, Screamin Coupons is offering 50% off a fun "Girls' Night Out" package!  For only $35, you can get dinner, a personal pampering spa session, entertainment, chocolate and more from Dove Chocolate!  The event is September 25th--so get your discounted ticket here now!

Another great deal comes from Groupon and includes $45 worth of sushi at Wabi Sabi for only $20!!!  This is a new place in South Jordan at Day Break.  Looks yummy to me!  I know there are many of my friends who love sushi, so don't miss this deal!  Get it here now!
And one of my favorite deals---Tepanyaki!  The South Salt Lake location at 369 W. 1830 S. is offering up discounted certificates on City Deals!  You can buy up to four certificates per household and even use them all on one trip for 30% off!!!  WOW!  This is such a fun place to eat and a great place for a family dinner.  The Japanese-style steakhouse includes your own personal chef with a cooking show right at your grill/table!  So get a $35 certificate for only $24.65 now!

Use these great discounts for an awesome weekend!  Remember, Screamin Coupons and Groupons will be available to print from your computer shortly after you order, and City Deals certificates can be picked up same day for orders made before noon at the West Jordan office from 1-4pm.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Utah Auction Deals Start Tomorrow!

Here's a great find that I've found awesome deals on in the past!  Tomorrow at noon, and lasting for one week only, you'll be able to bid on some great local deals!  Highest bid when the auction ends wins!  I've gotten great deals on party locations, Boondocks, carpet cleaning and more!  Just go to Utah Auction Deals to check it out!

Dollar Cuts 50% OFF!!!

Just wanted to get this deal posted quickly!  Check out City Deals now for an awesome offer on certificates for Dollar Cuts!  You can get $20 certificates for 50% off (limit two per household)!!!  What a great way to take care of hair needs for cheap!  We've been to the Dollar Cuts in Riverton, and I was pleasantly surprised by the great customer service!  Get your discount certificates here!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Introducing Amazon Mom! It's Free, It's Easy, and It's Full of Deals!

WOW!  Just found out about a great program that you're going to LOVE!  Amazon.com just announced "Amazon Mom"--a new program that provides discounts and FREE AMAZON PRIME for three months to caregivers of babies and toddlers!  You can be a dad, grandma, aunt.... wow!
So what's the big deal?  Well, first of all, did I mention that you get THREE MONTHS of free Amazon Prime?!!!  That is the amazing 2-day shipping service by Amazon that requires no minimum purchase!  So you can shop at your leisure from computer and have it delivered in two days at no additional charge!  This will come in SOOOOO HANDY around the holidays!  Believe me!  And each month that you spend $25 or more in baby items, you'll get an extension of one month on your Prime membership!
**OH--did I mention that you get 30% off diapers and wipes with the Amazon Mom and Subscribe and Save?  And if that's not enough, you'll also get additional discounts and offers by email!
So get on board right away!  You'll love the savings!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free Milkshakes for Grandparents at South Jordan Chick-Fil-A

Grandparents' Day is September 12th, but the South Jordan Chick-fil-A is celebrating on Thursday, September 16th from 4-8pm.  When you bring a grandparent or grandparents, they will get a free small shake during that time frame!  So mark it on your calendar!  What a fun freebie!

And don't forget that Wednesday nights are Family Night there too.  Free kids meal with each adult meal purchased from 5-8:30pm.  Plus they usually offer a fun craft!

No cooking dinner plus a free activity to keep the kiddos busy--sounds GREAT to me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Free Swag Bucks!

Go to the Swag Bucks Blog here and get a special Labor Day code that will award you NINE Swag Bucks!  This offer is valid today only until 5pm PDT!

If you're not signed up for Swag Bucks yet, be sure to get signed up so you can get started earning free items!

Groupon National Deal: Shutterfly 8 X 8 Photobook for only $10!!!

Today only!!!  Save 67% on an 8x8 photobook from Shutterfly!  I'm so excited about this deal because I've made many Shutterfly books over the past few years, and they are some of my greatest treasures!  You'll love how easy it is to make a beautiful book!  Go here to get today's Groupon! Remember, this deal is good for today only! Don't miss it!