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FM Weekly Grocery Deals & Updates August 30, 2009

Filed under: 1 — swingingsarr @ 10:13 pm

Sorry it’s been about a week and a half since a post.  I am intending to still post, but life with a newborn and two other young-ins makes it a bit more challenging. The girls slept through the night at about 2 months.  We are now at 2 months with our Joshua, but he’s a boy and eats more, so I am more tired and still have yet to sleep through the night!!  We also went on a little mini vaca in between a week of many showers and weddings(3 weddings in 2 weeks)-busy times (I guess that’s not different than any other season in our life). I’ve started some blogs and had to abandon them.  Plus, the ads just haven’t been as good these days.

With Labor Day fast approaching, I am anticipating some better deals.

It’s time for me to start my Sept. grocery receipt gathering and see how much I am spending a month.

Grocery Bills:

Sept. 2007 $42/week

Sept. 2008 $55/week

I deduced that the $13 increase/week came from 3 factors:

  1. us having one more (small) mouth to feed-albeit a VERY minimal increase
  2. us desiring to eat healthier and buying more fruits/veggies & more “all natural” items-not all the time, but sometimes, ie. Maple/Agave Syrup instead of the high fructose corn syrup-based Breakfast Syrups
  3. the ripple effect-an increase in the cost of all groceries due to the increase in gas prices-I believe this was the biggest factor

My prediction for Sept. 2009 is that we’ll buy less than $55/week because the price of gas had come down.  Of course it’s on the rise again, so we’ll see...Dish Soap: For those of you who attended Kimmie’s Frugal Cleaning Party, I said I would try to put an inch of dish soap in a Dawn Direct Foam bottle and fill the rest with water.  I tried it, and it totally works!!  I used Ajax.  You can use any dish washing detergent, put an inch on the bottom and fill the rest with water, and it pump out foam.  You can REALLY make your dish soap stretch with this trick.

Fred Meyer Until-9/4:

  • $1.25 Bush’s Bake Beans w/store coupon-limit 8
  • .99 Aquafresh, limit 2
  • 2 lb. baby carrots $1.99 2 bags
  • Kroger Cheese 2 lb. blocks, $3.50 limit 2
  • Fresh Express 12 oz. Salad .79!!
  • Lettuce $1
  • Nabisco Crackers $1.25
  • 1 lb. FM Butter $1.50
  • 1/2 gallon OJ, milk $1

Every Day Price-1/2 gallon FMV Ice Cream .99

Albertson’s until 9/1:

  • 3 Double the Man. Coupon
 

Osh Kosh B’gosh Josh August 19, 2009

Filed under: Coupons,Deals — swingingsarr @ 5:17 pm

Up to 60% off Back to School sale going on now at OshKosh B’gosh stores. The Genuine Deal – long sleeve graphic tees – buy 1 get 2 FREE! Hurry in; The Genuine Deal is for a limited time. Get your $10 Play Card with each $25 purchase August 20-September 13. View more information about our Play Card program. Buy a furry friend and help save a life. Buy a limited edition plush animal for just $4 each. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. See store for details. Plus, an extra coupon below for even more savings, print now. Great values and genuine deals – shop today for kids sizes 3 months to 12.

OshKosh B’gosh® Up to 60% Off Back to School Sale going on now! 20% off any purchase of $50 or more! Coupon valid August 20-26, 2009. Code 014685. Get your $10 Play Card with each $25 purchase August 20-September 13. Redeemable September 14-27, 2009 on purchases of $35 of more. View more information about our Play Card program. Buy a furry friend and help save a life! Buy a limited edition plush animal for just $4 each. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. See store for details.

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It’s fun to share these savings with a friend.
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OshKosh B’Gosh, Inc., One Waterview Drive, Shelton, CT 06484

 

Kids Dine Free/Low Cost

Filed under: Deals,Freebie(s),Restaurant Specials — swingingsarr @ 3:11 pm

The Everett herald had list of restaurants that have kids eat free deals. Let me know if you know of others…

Denny’s (Ev/Arl/Bothell/Ed/Lyn): Kids 10 & under eat free Tuesdays & Saturdays 4-10pm-limit 2 kid entrees/1 adult entree

Golden Coral-Msvl: Kids 3 & under eat free Every day

The Flying Pig-Ev: Kids 6 & under eat free Every day

Luca’s Pizzeria Ristorante-Lk St: Kids 12 & under eat free Thursdays & Sundays w/ea adult entree

IHOP-all in the area : Kids 12 & under eat free Every Day 4-10pm. 1 item from the kids’ menu w/ea adult entree

Old Country Buffet-Lyn: 2 Kid meals/$1.99 w/ea adult entree every day after 4pm

Ruby’s Diner-Lyn: Kids 12 & under eat free Tuesdays after 4pm. 1 item from the kids’ menu w/ea adult entree

Shari’s Restaurant-Mil Crk/Lyn: Kids 12 & under eat free Sat-Sun. 4-9pm

 

Nutty Chocolate Banana Pops

Filed under: Recipe — swingingsarr @ 2:27 pm

Go here to get a recipe for Nutty Chocolate Banana Pops.  I made it, & JSarr & I enjoyed them.  When I feel like cleaning chocolate off the girls, I’ll let them have one…I used chop sticks for the stick part.  Mine weren’t as pretty as the recipe shows, but they still tasted good.

 

Weekly Grocery Deals

Filed under: Weekly Grocery Deals — swingingsarr @ 2:21 pm

Fred Meyer Until-8/22:

  • 1/2 gallon milk/OJ .88 w/store coupon-limit 10!!
  • canned FM Veggies 3/$1 limit w/store coupon
  • Cantaloupe .25/lb.

Every Day Price-1/2 gallon FMV Ice Cream .99

Safeway until 8/25:

  • Grapes, organic peaches, organic nectarines $ .98/lb.

Remember their 75% off clearance make up!

Haggen until 8/25:

  • On-the-Vine tomatoes $.99/lb.
  • .49 grn pepper/cucumber

Albertson’s until 8/25:

  • Strawberries $1.49/lb. ( sold in 4 lb. packages-$5.96)
  • $1 Fresh Express Salad mix
Fri-Sun.
  • Chicken of the Sea Tuna .49 ea. limit 6!!!!!

Thriftway-IGA until 8/25:

  • Broccoli/Cauliflower .69/lb.!!!
  • 85% Lean fresh Ground Beef Value Pack $1.59/lb.
  • RED, Green, Romaine Lettuce .79 each
  • 18 oz. Blueberries $2.99
  • 128 oz. WF Apple Cider/Juice $2.99
  • 1 Dozen Large Eggs $1
 

Safeway Clearance Make Up

Filed under: Deals — swingingsarr @ 8:41 am

At least the Safeway in Smokey Point and Marysville are clearancing some of their make up 75%!!! Thanks T. W.

 

Osh Kosh August 13, 2009

Filed under: Deals — swingingsarr @ 6:46 am

$12 boy’s and girl’s jeans going on now at OshKosh B’gosh stores. The Genuine Deal – long sleeve graphic tees – buy 1 get 2 FREE! Hurry in; The Genuine Deal is for a limited time. Check out our Back to School savings in our online Catazine. Visit an OshKosh B’gosh store for a chance at a $25,000 college savings plan (official rules can be found at oshkoshbgosh.com or in store). Plus, an extra coupon below for even more savings, print now. Great values and genuine deals – shop today for kids sizes 3 months to 12.

OshKosh B’gosh® The Genuine Deal - long sleeve graphic tees - buy 1 get 2 FREE! Select styles for a limited time! $12 Jeans Boy’s and Girl’s Select Styles Going on Now! 20% off any purchase of $50 or more! Coupon valid August 13-19, 2009. Code 014040. Check out our 40-60% off Back to School savings in our online catazine!

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