Monday, June 29, 2009

Free Veggie Tales DVD (2.99 S&H)

The Thrifty Mama has a post HERE about how to get a Veggie Tales DVD FREE plus shipping and handling of $2.99. Still a great deal! If you want Saturday Fun with Sunday values, then Veggie Tales are for you!

Friday, June 19, 2009

2009 All You Grocery Challenge

"We're thrilled that you're joining the ALL YOU Grocery Challenge! Show off your shopping smarts by spending no more than $25 per family member per week on groceries over a four-week period beginning July 13. That's $100 a week for a family of four. You could win a $1,000 grocery card plus a year's supply of Knorr side dishes and the chance to appear in ALL YOU magazine.
Follow these guidelines:
During the contest, groceries that you purchase count toward your weekly total. However, feel free to grow, barter or use stockpiled food to supplement your meals. Creativity and ingenuity count!
If you eat at a restaurant or buy takeout, the cost must go toward the week's total.
Household supplies and toiletries do not count toward each weeks total.
Keep track of your money using the optional Spending Log.
Save receipts--you will be required to submit them if you are a finalist.
Post your strategies on our Grocery Challenge blog, and be sure to tell us your money-saving tips
Click here to sign up
Official Rules
The contest starts July 13 (we'll send you a reminder email), so start planning your strategies now. Good luck!

You can check out the 2009 All You Grocery Challenge Official Rules and enter the contest HERE.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Grocery

Since I live at least 30 minutes from any of our "local" grocery stores, and no grocery flyers are delivered in out mail, and only 2 of the stores put their weekly flyer in the newspaper, I have had to find creative ways to view the store flyers. (driving to the store just for the flyer is not cost effective,LOL) Sure I can look at each stores individual web site and look at their flyers online, slow internet connection speeds make even this simple task frustrating. However, My Grocery is an easy way to see what stores in my area have what on sale each week.

It works like this, you set up your account, then you pick what stores from your area (even drug stores that carry food items, i.e CVS)you want on your list, and they send you an email on the day that the new flyers are released. That easy! After logging in, you can view sale items, add them to your list, and either have the list emailed to yourself, or you can print (you can also type in anything else you want on your list,or reminders, use $1 off Kellogg's coupons,etc or remind your self to price check an item). The site alerts you to healthy food choices, and alerts consumers to possible food allergens as well. As added bonuses, there are coupon resources, and the sales dates and stores are printed on your list so if you go to another store that has price matching, you are all set.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Burn Out

I am suffering from some serious sales burn out. I haven't even set foot in CVS in almost a month, even longer for Walgreens. Just looked at my local grocery ads (Kroger, Super 2 Foods, Brookshires) and nothing worth bragging about. I have enjoyed Krogers Crazy Combo deals, but feel like I haven't had a decent sale in months, even though it has only been weeks.
Maybe my free Root Beer Float at Sonic tonight will get the juices flowing! These are the times when necessity becomes the mother on invention. I am hoping to come up with some great ideas and recipes out of this slump!