Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Week's Coupon Match-ups!

OK, just a quick note before the coupon match-ups for Copp's....

Kwik Trip has 1 dozen large eggs for 99¢, 1lb quartered butter for $1.99 (limit 5 per visit) and white bread for 75¢! The white bread deal is only for a few more days (Friday, March 2nd,) so stock up and put some in the freezer! The eggs and butter are on sale until April 13th, but don't procrastinate too long. Butter can be frozen and eggs can stay good for months if you rub them with mineral oil, keep them in a dark, cool place and turn them every couple of weeks. 

But first, get the awesome egg deal at Copp's WEDNESDAY ONLY: 1 dozen large eggs for 49¢ (limit 10). Since you can use your Copp's card up to 7 times per day, I will be getting as many as I can on my Double Daze trip and throughout the day!

Also, WEDNESDAY ONLY, get Tide laundry detergent on sale for $3.99. Buy 1 per transaction and use 50¢/1 (SS 1/29/12) to get it for just $2.99! 

And I know a couple people with babies, so Huggies Jumbo Pack, Slip-Ons, Pull-Ups or Good-Nites are on sale for $7.48 (reg. $10.99) with store flyer coupon, plus you can use the $2/1 Pull-Ups or Diapers coupons (SS 2-12-12) and get them for just $5.48! And those with little ones (or if you are like me and still use wipes for everything from cleaning kid's faces to spot stain removal) Huggies 64ct Wipes are on sale for 2/$4 until March 31st. There is a coupon out there for $1/2 (I just got 10 on eBay for 99¢) that makes them only $1 each! Order now to get by Saturday for Double Double Daze and you can get 10/$10 using only 5 coupons. Those coupons expire March 10th so hurry!

Lastly on Wednesday, 3lb Red Delicious Apples for only 99¢! (no coupon needed, but 1 per transaction.)

A final note, the cheapest milk in town is at Copp's this week for $2.29 using the flyer coupon (1 per transaction.) Pick up 3-4 flyers and stop by a few times during the week to pick up an extra few gallons. Unopened milk can last in a cold fridge up to two weeks past the "sell by" date and can also be frozen for up to a month!

If you drink Powerade, there are two deals to look for: Buy 10/$10 of the 32 ounce and get $3 off instantly at checkout = 70¢ each. OR get the 20 ounce bottle 8 pack for $4.39 = only 55¢ each! (Note: The better deal per ounce is the 32 ounce sale.)

Roundy's Split Chicken Breasts 88¢ lb (reg. $2.89)

Roundy's Split Top or Wheat Bread is on sale for 88¢ (reg. $1.40)

Now is a good time to stock up on flour, too. Roundy's 5lb bag is $1.28 (reg. $2.74) = 53% off

Wednesday is a regular Double Daze this week, but Saturday is a Double Double Daze!

Hill Bros. Coffee (look for the 33.9 ounce can)
Buy 1 for $6.68 (reg. $11.69). Use $1/1 printable coupon = $4.68 (60% off)

Colgate Toothpaste 4oz+
Buy 1/98¢ (reg. $2.79) Use 75¢/1 (SS 2-26-12) = FREE!

Bayer Asprin (20ct+)
Buy 1/$3.98 (Use store flyer coupon) + $1/1 (SS 1-29-12) = $1.98 (67%)

Kraft Shredded Cheese 8oz
Buy 2/$4 (reg. $3.95) Use 50¢/2 printable coupon = $1.50 each (62% off)

Johnsonville Smoked Sausage
Buy 2/$7 (reg. $3.99) Use $1/2 (DND: Does not double) = $3 (25%)

Quaker Oatmeal 10ct
Buy 3/$7.50 (reg. $3.09) Use $1/3 (Pepsi Moments 2-26-12) = $1.83 (41% off)

Progresso Soups
Must buy 6/$12.90 Use $1/4 (GM 1-8-12, GM 2-5-12, SS 2-26-12) + $6 instant cash back = 82¢ (62% off)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Double Daze at Copp's this week

Just saw a sign posted at my Copp's store that this Saturday is a Double Double Daze. This wasn't posted online, so check your store! That means you can double 10 coupons per $25 spent instead of only 5 coupons. This can allow you to save even more while spending less!

Save with homemade butter spread

My homemade butter spread and the reason for
making it - homemade banana nut bread!
The other day I was completely out of Country Crock - which I pretty much only use for spreading. Now, I usually get Country Crock for a great price, but this week there were no sales to go with coupons. But I had stocked up on butter a few months ago - getting it for about $1.99 a pound. So, I went online, searching for instructions to make my own spread. This recipe isn't as cheap as the margarine spread you can buy, but it's real, natural butter and healthy oils of your choosing instead of all oil and who-knows-what!

I found several recipes, but all involved whipping together about 1 part oil to 2 parts butter. Some had the ratio as 1-to-1 and others added 1 part oil and 1 part water to 2 parts butter. You can play with the recipe to get what you like best. I can tell you that I tried 2 parts butter, 1 part canola oil and 1/2 part water and whipped it in my mini-food processor.  It only took 10 minutes max! The recipe I tried kept the butter more soft after refrigeration, but not as soft as Country Crock. After some more research, I found the water isn't necessary and the more you whip it (adding air) the softer it stays in the fridge. This process also increases the shelf life of the butter! So, I think I'm going to omit the water next time and whip it more.

Anyhow, here is a basic recipe to start from:
2 sticks (1 cup) of butter
1/2 cup of oil (most popular and healthy are olive or canola, but any blend will do)

Let the butter soften to room temperature (don't melt it.) Put the butter in the bowl, blender or food processor. Start whipping the butter and once it starts getting smoother and fuller, slowly add the oil while whipping. The butter will become a pretty shade of cream like you see in whipped butter at pancake restaurants, but will be a little like mayonnaise in texture. Scrape the whipped butter into a clean container (I used a wide-mouth, pint-sized jam jar and the butter filled it about 80%, but I believe it would fill it if I whipped it up more) and put it into the fridge to firm up a bit. 

My final cost :
8 oz Butter 99¢
4 oz Oil 6¢
2oz water 0¢
Total: 14 oz for $1.05

If you were lucky, you got in on the Land O' Lakes buttery spread deal a couple weeks ago (on sale for $1.50 and only 50¢ after using doubled 50¢ coupon) but if you didn't, this is MUCH cheaper than paying full price now! But I do like that I know exactly what is in this spread - no unnecessary preservatives - and that it contains natural butter. I just may not buy Country Crock anymore!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nature's Bounty Vitamin/Supplement Match Up

Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale + use doubled coupon below and save up to 65%

$1.00 off Nature's Bounty Vitamin or Supplement

Advil Congestion Relief Match Up

Buy 1/$4.99 (reg. $6.19) Use doubled coupon below = $2.99 (52% savings)

$1.00 off on any 1 (ONE) Advil Congestion Relief

Robitussin Peak Cold Medicine Match Up

Buy 1/$4.99 (reg. $6.49) Use doubled coupon below = $2.99 (54% savings)

$1.00 off off any Robitussin product

Cat's Pride 14lb Scoopable Litter Match Up

Buy 1/$6.75 (reg. $7.25) Use doubled coupon below = $4.75 (35% savings)

$1.00 off Cat's Pride cat litter

Goodnites Match Up

Buy 1/$8.98 (reg. $10.99) Use store booklet coupon + coupon below = $6.98 (36% savings)

$2.00 off one package of GOODNITES Underwear

Hormel Chili w/ Beans Match Up

Buy 2/$2.50 (reg. $1.49) Use double coupon below = 70¢ (53¢ savings)

$0.55 off 2 HORMEL Chili products

Schick Hydro Razor Match Up!

Buy 1/$8.99 (reg. $10.99) for men or women. Use double coupon below + $3 catalina coupon = $3.99 (64% savings)

$1.00 off one Schick Hydro Razor

Emerald Breakfast On The Go Match Up!

Buy 1 for $3 (reg. $3.49) Use doubled coupon below = $1 (71% savings)

$1.00 off on any (1) Emerald Breakfast on the go

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Welch's Grape Juice Match Up

$0.55 off Welch's 100% Grape Juice
 On sale 2/$6 (reg. $4.76.) Use coupon above = $1.90 (60% savings)

Cat's Pride Match Up

$1.00 off Cat's Pride cat litter
 Buy 14lb jug for $5.95. Use coupon above doubled = $3.95 (41% savings)

Land O lakes Match Up!

$0.40 off One Package of LAND O LAKES Margarine

Land O Lakes Margarine on sale at Copp's 2/$3
Buy 1/$1.50.  Use coupon above = 70¢ each!

Hamburger Helper Match Up!

Match this coupon up with Copp's 10/$10 sale! You can print twice for 2 coupons.
$0.80 off four Hamburger Helper Skillet Meals
Buy 8/$8 Use 2 coupons = 8/$4.80 or 60¢ each!

Saturday Double Double Daze

I saw a sign at Copp's yesterday that Saturday will be a Double Double Daze. That means ten coupons will be doubled for every $25 instead of only five!

Sorry, I haven't been keeping up on match-ups - been a little busy with my CASAA advocacy now that so many legislatures are back in session. I'll try to get them up before tomorrow!

In the meantime - check out the 99¢ eggs at Walgreen's this week. Also, take a walk through Copp's and look for the 50%-75% off tags on the shelves! These are unadvertised sales and only while supplies last. I picked up  some great deals:
Bush's 36oz Hominy 
Was $1.79 now 89¢
Lysol Lavander Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner 
Was $3.49 now $1.74
Kraft Lite Blue Cheese Dressing 
Was $3.62 now $1.81 (If you are buying ANY kind of produce, use the $1 tear pad coupon on the aisle display and save an additional $2 off on Double Daze = 81¢ each!)
Hartz Crunch & Clean Dog Dental Biscuits
Was $$5.14 now $2.57
Mr. Clean Dawn Eraser
Was $2.99 now $1.49
L'Oreal Excellence To Go Hair Color
Was $8.79 now $2.20

Look carefully for the other  50% - 75% off deals not listed, too!