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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Best Grocery Deals This Week!

Here are some of the best grocery deals for the week.  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

Beef Full Cut Round Steak $1.98 lb. (Associated Foods)
Family Pack Lean Ground Beef $1.89 lb. (Associated Foods)
Rump Roast $2.49 lb. (Associated Foods)
Snow Crab Clusters $4.99 lb. (Associated Foods)
Beef London Broil $2.39 lb. (Fresh Market)

Green Beans $.99 lb. (Ream's)
Large Mango $.69 (Ream's)
Red Ripe Tomato $.79 lb. (Associated Foods)
Sunkist Small Pink Grapefruit 3/$1 (Associated Foods)
Green Bell Pepper $.59 each (Associate Foods)
Plums $.99 (Associated Foods)
Peaches & Nectarines $.98 (Fresh Market)
Leaf Lettuce--Red, Green & Romaine 10/$10 (Harmon's)
Red Bell Pepper 10/$10 (Harmon's)
Zucchini $.98 lb. (Harmon's)

Gold-n-Soft 1 lb. Margarine Cubes $.69 (Ream's)
Large Dozen Eggs $.79 (Smith's)
Gallon Mountain Dairy Milk (all varieties) $1.79 (Smith's)
Kroger Gallon Orange Juice $1.99 (Smith's)
12-16 oz. Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese $1 (Smith's)

Grandma Sycamores Bread, Hotdog and Hamburger Buns 3/$5 (Associated Foods)
Sara Lee 20 oz. Bread, Hotdog and Hamburger Buns 3/$5 (Associated Foods)
Home Pride 20 oz. Bread 2/$3 (Harmon's)
Wonder Smart Grain White Bread 2/$3 (Harmon's)

Land O'Frost 10-16 oz. Premium Sliced Lunchmeat $2.69 (Associated Foods)
Langer's Apple Juice 4/$5 (Smith's)
Ragu Pasta Sauces 2/$3 (Ream's)

3-Day Sale at Fresh Market (Thurs.-Sat.) Limit of five of each item
Small Lunchables 5/$5
Don Julio 17.5 oz. Tortillas 5/$5

New Contest with TEN Winners! Great New Utah Discount Card!

I'm so excited to share our newest contest with you!  There will be ten winners of a great new Utah discount card!  I'm hammering out all the details now, so watch for an announcement later tonight or early tomorrow! 

Smith's Coupon Round-Up Q & A

I got an email from a friend today asking about the Smith's coupon round-up, so I thought I'd take the time to give you all some more details on the sale. 

Q-Is this sale really worth my time?  Won't everything be sold out if I get there any later than 6:30am? 
A-Yes, it is soooo worth your time!  However, this shopping trip will likey be different from others you have at Smith's on a regular basis.  The best way to have a successful experience is to be prepared with a list (and coupons) of all the items you'd like to get, understanding that some might not be available.  If you end up with 20 items for free or 10, they're still free (or almost free), right?  Also, keep in mind that many stores restock each night.  So your best chance of getting everything you want is in the morning.  If there's something in particular you're looking to stock up on, call the store first to verify stock!

Q-Is there one location that you recommend? 
A-Yes!!!  Again, your best chance of getting what you want is to go to the bigger stores.  They don't sell out as quickly, and if they do, they usually have more in the back.  So I recommend the Marketplace stores.  They have more room for more product.  I've also had lots more success getting what I want at the Smith's on 90th South, west of Bangerter.

Q-The shelf is empty!  I'm so mad!  What do I do now?
A-If the shelf is empty, that doesn't necessarily mean the store has none of that product.  Take the time to find an associate and ask.  You might be REALLY GLAD you did!  Plus you'll alert them to the issue so they can restock the shelves for other shoppers.

Q-What if the right amount isn't discounted for my coupons? 
A-Fix it right away!  You can either alert the cashier right then, or you can go right to the customer service desk.  I've had great experience with Smith's when it comes to correcting coupon issues.  I bet you will too.  To avoid problems like this, you may want to hand coupons over one at a time or at least make sure to separate multiples of the same coupon so that they are less likely to stick together.

Do you have more questions about the sale?  Shoot them over to me at sosimpletosave@hotmail.com, and I'll try to get the answers posted before the sale starts tomorrow.

Interested in a comprehensive sale list with prices and coupon info?  Check out Savvy Shopper Deals here!

All Entertainment Books 2/$10! Get Yours Fast!

Right now, you can get two Entertainment coupon books (usually around $20 each, regular price) for only $10!  And actually, you can get them for as low as $2.50 total for TWO BOOKS!  Here's how it works:

1.  Order your books through Ebates.
2.  Log into your account or sign up if you haven't previously.
3.  Put Entertainment.com in the search box on the Ebates.
4.  Connect to the Entertainment book site.

Type in the zip code for your area or other areas you want to search.  (Keep in mind that we have until November 1st to use these, so they make great gifts too!  Also consider anywhere you might be going on vacation and save money on food and activities while there!)  You can pick two different cities if you want. 

Your total purchase price will be $10.00 plus shipping.  However, you'll then get $2.50 back from Ebates for your purchase!  Plus, if you're new to Ebates you’ll get another $5.00 bonus for signing up or pick a $10.00 Home Depot gift card instead!

The Entertainment book is packed full of coupons and discounts.  We have two (and I paid WAY more than $2.50 total for them!!!), and we have saved so much money.  Here are some of our favorite coupons:

$10 off $20 purchase at Buca di Beppo
Buy-one-get-one-free Attraction Pass at Boondocks
Buy-one-get-one-free Entree at Costa Vida
Buy-one-get-one-free Entree at Los Hermanos
Buy-one-get-one-free Treehouse Museum
Seven Peaks Water Park Coupon
Living Planet Aquarium Coupon

There are coupons for casual dining, more formal dining, tons of activities and events (including sporting events), vacation discounts, online shopping discounts--tons of deals!  Grab this one before it's gone!

Thanks to Coupons4Utah for this great find!

New Kellogg's Rebate Available at Harmon's!

There's a new rebate in town!  You may have seen it advertised in the Harmon's ad that came in the mail yesterday.  However, the dates on the ad rebate were incorrect, so I hurried over to Harmon's to get the low-down!  This rebate is good for $10 back on any qualifiying combination of ten Kellogg's, Keebler and/or Sunshine products.  That makes the final price at Harmon's 10 for $13.  That's not too shabby, especially if you don't have access to coupons or have a stash of products already.  However, if you apply the So Simple to Save scenario listed below, you'll come out with a really great deal!
Here are the newspaper-based coupons available for this sale:
Keebler Town House Crackers, any $1/2 (8-1-10) RP-6/6
Keebler Town House Flatbread Crisps Crackers, any flavor 9.5 oz. .75/1 (9-5-10) RP-7/11
Kelloggs Cereals, any flavor 10 oz. or larger $1.25/3 (8-8-10) RP-6/27
Kelloggs Cinnabon Cereal, any flavor 10 oz. or larger $1/1 (8-8-10) RP-6/27
Kelloggs Frosted Mini Wheats Cereals, any flavor 14.5 oz. or larger $1/2 (8-22-10) RP-7/11
Kelloggs Nutri Grain Cereal Bars, any flavor 6 ct. or larger .75/1 (9-5-10) RP-7/11
Kelloggs Pop Tarts toaster pastries, any flavor 8 ct. or larger $1/2 (9-5-10) RP-7/11
Kelloggs Pop-Tarts toaster pastries, any flavor 8 ct. or larger $1/2 (8-8-10) RP-6/13
Kelloggs Raisin Bran Crunch, Raisin Bran Extra or Raisin Bran cereals, any 14 oz. or larger $1/2 (9-5-10) RP-7/25

More printable coupons at these websites:

So Simple to Save Scenario:
(2) Kellogg's Fiber Plus Bars (Use $1/1 coupons from www.snackpicks.com)
(5) Kellogg's Cereals on the Harmon's sale list (Use Kelloggs Cereals, any flavor 10 oz. or larger $1.25/3 (8-8-10) RP-6/27 + $1/2 Kellogg's Cereals at www.snackpicks.com)
(3) Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal (Use $1/1 coupons from www.kelloggs.com)

$23.00 before coupons
-$7.25 in coupons
$15.75 total at register
-$10.00 Kellogg's Rebate by mail
***$5.75 Grand total for TEN ITEMS!!!

A few things to keep in mind:
1.  This rebate has a space to list where you purchased your items, so I'm guessing it doesn't have to be Harmon's.
2.  Purchases must be dated between 7/26-8/8 and must all be on the SAME receipt.
3.  Rebate must be postmarked by 9/15.
4.  One rebate per household.
5.  Even though the rebate is good for many Kellogg's, Keebler and Sunshine products, pay attention to size requirements and remember that not all items are part of the Harmon's sale.  If you buy items that are not part of the sale, they may still qualify for the rebate, but you will spend more money.

Free Bowling All Summer Long!

My husband, daughter and I went bowling last night (after our amazing half-priced appetizers and oysters at Market Street that I shared here, and we found a great deal!  This offer is valid at the All Star Lanes in West Jordan, Sandy and Tooele.  All you have to do is ask for the "Summer Safe Pass" at any of these locations, and any students ages 18 and under (and their parents!!!) can enjoy one free game of bowling each day from 9am-6pm!  Shoe rental is $2 and additional games are just $2!  There's also a limit of one free game per person per day.  What a great deal!  Go check it out!

$1 Classics at Target Dollar Section!

What a fun surprise yesterday at the Target store at the District in South Jordan!  I found a bin full of classic novels, all for $1 each!  These are paperback books, and our store had the titles pictured here plus Dr. Doolittle.  Check your store!  What a great way to add to your library!  I'm excited to read these with my kids!