Sunday, January 9, 2011

Harris Teeter Freebies 1/5/2011 - 1/11/2011

Harris Teeter is having double coupons up to $1.98 this week. Here is a list of items you can get for free with coupons:
(SS) means Smart Source coupon insert in Newspaper

Biltmore Italian Herb Vinaigrette, 16 oz., at $3.99 ($1.99)-$1 off Biltmore Salad dressing, SS 12/05

Feline Pine Cat Litter at $5.49 ($2.74)-$1.50 off Feline Pine Scoop or Original products printable

2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 2 ct., at $3.99 ($1.99)-$1 off 2000 Flushes product printable

Weight Watchers Cakes, Muffins, Cookies or Brownies, 5-8.1 oz., at $3.99 ($1.99)-$1 off Weight Watchers Sweet Bakery product + Feb, or January All You magazine
$1 off Weight Watchers Sweet Bakery printable

Coffee-Mate Creamer 16 oz., $1.67-$1 off Coffee-Mate liquid or powder creamer printable or printable

Bayer Aspirin, 24 ct., $1.99-$1 off Bayer Aspirin Product printable

Muir Glen Tomato Paste $1.55 -$1 off Muir Glen product printable

Muellers pasta 85¢-$1/2 Mueller’s pasta printable

Kotex Pantiliners, 18-22 ct, $1.45-$1.50/2 Kotex products printable

Johnson’s Baby Powder or Oil 4 oz $1.75-$1 off Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil printable

Reach Dental Floss – Clean Burst Waxed Icy Spearmint $1.65-$1 off Reach floss printable

Old Spice Body Wash 1.7 oz., $1.50-$1 off Old Spice body wash, Proctor & Gamble $110 booklet

Colgate Toothpaste, 6.4 oz., at $2.89 ($1.44)
-$1 off Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 1/02

Finish Dish Detergent, 20 ct., at $5.49 ($2.24)
-$2.25 off Finish Detergent SS 1/02

Yo Crunch Yogurt, 4 ct., $2.00
-$1 off Breyers YoCrunch Fruit Parfait printable

Seventh Generation Dish Liquid, 25 oz., $1.99
-$1 off Seventh Generation Product, (register) printable or printable

Hopefully,you will be able to get some of these freebies before they are gone. If you want more great deals from Harris Teeter, go to They have 3 lists of Harris Teeter specials. There are numerous items that are listed for very little cost.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Printable Grocery Coupons For You

Get your printable grocery coupons while they last. (clickable ad on the right side of this page will take you right to the coupons)
Each website has a certain amount of coupons available for printing. Sometimes in the middle of the month, they may add some different coupons or restock some of the ones that ran out.
I usually print coupons at the beginning of the month and then at the end of the month.
Each website will allow you to print the coupons twice, which really makes for some great deals on buy one get one free sales. Some grocery stores will allow you to use a coupon on each item and each item rings up half price on the buy one get one sales. Just check the stores coupon policy to make sure your grocery store will allow you to do this.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Dinner

Want to have ham for dinner but, think it costs too much? Try a ham steak. You can pick one up for $3.00-$4.00 at the grocery store. One ham steak will feed 3-4 people. Cooking is so simple. Put the ham steak in a microwavable dish and add water. Cover it with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes. That's it. How is that for simple? Add a can of black eye peas and a can of collard greens to your meal and you are eating the southern tradition New Year's meal. I serve cornbread with ours.
Happy New Year to everyone and I hope this year will be better for all of us.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Frugal New Year's Eve With the Kids

Looking for some ways to ring in the New Year with out spending a fortune. Here are some links to make crafts and decorations. I plan to celebrate at home with my family and want to make it as festive as possible with as little money as possible.

Here are some recipes for mock champagne:
equal parts of white grape juice and sprite or 7-Up
equal parts of purple grape juice and sprite or 7-Up
equal parts of white or purple grape juice and ginger ale
2/3 part purple grape juice to 1/3 part sprite or 7-Up

We will watch the ball go down on TV and may even make confetti and put it in balloons we can pop when the clock strikes midnight.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Stockings and Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. My mother-in-law has been in the hospital since right after Thanksgiving and is now in rehab for congestive heart failure and that is why I haven't had time to post. I hope the Christmas posts I have done has helped some of you be able to provide a Christmas for your children. If you are still working on Christmas and don't have stockings, here is a webpage that shows you how to make them out of a paperbag. Fill them with some of the printables from my posts, candy, or even homemade cookies. Stay tuned for money saving and grocery lowering ideas soon.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my readers and friends. I know this time of year is depressing when you don't have any money. Everywhere we turn there are more ads and commercials and pressure to buy.  Please remember you can have a Christmas without spending a lot of money. You really can. Read my Christmas posts, make crafts and presents, print out decorations and toys and even ornaments. The true holiday spirit is not in what you buy. It is in spending time with your loved ones and doing things together. Walk around the neighborhood and look at the lights, sing Christmas carols together, have a craft night....I think you get the idea. This Thanksgiving I ask everyone that reads this to think of one thing or person they are thankful for and share that thought with someone. It is hard to feel deprived when you are focusing on being thankful. Even if you are in a homeless shelter, you can be thankful you have somewhere to sleep and for the chance that next year will be better and you can change your situation for the better.  Before all this commercialism changed the focus, our ancestors had it right with how they celebrated the holidays. They enjoyed the time spent together and took pleasure in homemade gifts.  Maybe, just maybe we can get some of that back.
I will be posting more money saving tips, grocery shopping advice, freebies, and more Christmas posts soon. Today is going to be about my family and spending time with the ones I love.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Easy Thanksgiving Meal for Singles, Couples or Elderly

I wanted to share an easy way to have a Thanksgiving meal for singles, couples, or the elderly that is not labor intensive at all and is really good. The Hormel Fully Cooked Turkey is in the refrigerated part of the grocery store near the hot dogs, and other foods that are already cooked. It is microwaveable and has 5 slices of real turkey in it. It also has a great tasting turkey gravy in it. There is enough gravy in it to put on your mashed potatoes and stuffing. It is literally heat and serve and takes only minutes. Walmart super centers have them for $4.98 so, you don't have to wait for the grocery store to put them on sale. Heat a can of corn and a can of green beans. Make mashed potatoes and stuffing. heat some rolls and you have a Thanksgiving meal that tastes great and was not hard to make at all. Get a ready made pie to top it off and you will be eating like royalty.