Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Farm Fresh Deals 10/20-10/26

Here are this week's deals and coupon matchups!  The lesser Final Price is applicable if you shop on Wednesdays.  Farm Fresh doubles coupons up to $0.99 daily, up to $1 on Wednesdays.  This means that on Wednesdays, your $1 becomes $2 off!

BOGO: Buy on, get one free
WYB: When you buy

Mega Deal: Save $2 WYB 10 participating products
Price shown is after discount

Banquet Regular Dinners- $0.80
-.75/1 Banquet Family Size Entree, SS 9/12 (if included)
 Coupon would make this FREE!

Hunt's Tomatoes, Spaghetti Sauce- $0.80
-$1/3 Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce, Conagra Home Mailer
-$1/3 Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, 14.5 oz, Conagra Home Mailer
-.45/3 Hunt's canned tomatoes, 11 oz +, SS 10/3 
Use $1/3- Final: $1.40/$0.40 each WYB 3

Healthy Choice Soup- $0.80
-$1/2 Healthy Choice soup microwave bowl or can, SS 10/17
Final: $.30 each/FREE

Rotel Diced Tomatoes- $0.80
-$1.50 off Chips wyb (1) Kraft Velveeta 1 lb + AND (2) can Rotel, tearpad 
-$1/3 Rotel product, 10 oz, Conagra Home Mailer
Use $1/3, Final: $1.40/$0.40 each WYB 3

Gulden's Mustard- $0.80

Hunt's Ketchup- $0.80
-$1/2 Hunt's Ketchup, 24 oz +, Conagra Home Mailer
Final: $.30 each/FREE

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding- $0.80

Crunch 'n' Munch- $0.80

-$1/3 Crunch 'n Munch products, 7.5 oz +, Conagra Home Mailer
Use $1/3, Final: $1.40/$0.40 each WYB 3

Blue Bonnet Margarine Quarters- $0.80

ACT II Microwave Popcorn- $0.80
-.40/1 Act II Microwave Popcorn, SS 9/26 
-.75/1 Act II Microwave Popcorn, SS 9/26
Use either coupon: FREE!

Andy Capp's Fries- $0.80

Mega Deal #2: Mix and Match 10 items for $10

Daisy Sour Cream 8 oz. pkg

Hershey’s Chocolate Milk or Shakes 12 oz.

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls or Grands 4-5 ct.
-.50/1 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls printable
-.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, SS 9/12, SS 9/19, SS 10/3
-.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent dinner rolls printable, printable, printable, printable, or printable
-$1/2 Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits or Cinnamon Rolls, Better at Home Booklet (exp 10/25)(if included)
-.50/1 Pillsbury Frozen Grands or Cinnamon Rolls, SS 8/01 (exp 10/23) (if included)
-$1/2 Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits, SS 9/12, SS10/3, or printable (if included)
-.30/2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits SS 8/08, SS 9/19, SS 10/3, printable, printable, printable or printable
-.40/3 Pillsbury Grands Refrigerated biscuits, SS 10/3
-.40/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands or Grands Jr Biscuits, SS 9/12

Nestlé Hot Cocoa Mix
 -$1 off Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows AND Nestle Hot Cocoa mix, November All You magazine

Farm Fresh Whole Wheat Bread

Jimmy Dean D-Light Sandwiches-4 ct. pkg., select varieties $6.49
-$1 off Jimmy D's product, RP 9/12, 10/24
-$1 off Jimmy Dean D-Light sandwich, RP 10/3 or Printable
Final: $5.49/$4.49

Nature’s Own 100% Wheat Premium Bread BOGO
-.75/1 Nature's Own Premium Specialty printable

Thomas’ Bagel Thins $2.99

Coca-Cola products $11.98/2
-Use in-ad coupon for $1/2
Final: $5.49 Each

Fuze 18oz- Save $3 when you buy 10.
-$1 off Fuze drink, October All You magazine
Final: $1 each WYB 10, before coupon

7-Up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist 2ltr- 5 FOR $5
-B1G1 A&W, Canada Dry, 7UP or Sunkist soda, 2 L, max $1.59, SS 9/19
Buy 5, use 2 B1G1, Final:  $0.60 each!

Barq’s Root Beer or Fanta Flavors 2 ltr- 4 FOR $5

Mega Green Tea 30 ct., select varieties BOGO
Final: $5.99 Each

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
Use in-ad coupon
Final: $3.49

Starbucks Frappuchino 4-pk., 9.5 oz. $5.99
 -$1 off Starbucks Frappuccino coffee drinks, 4 pk, SS 10/3 
-$1 off Starbucks Frappuccino drinks, 4 pk printable 
Final: $4.99/$3.99

Kellogg's Cereals Assorted varieties
Use in-ad coupon, Final: $10/4

Kellogg’s Meal Bars or Protein Shakes 6-pk. bars or 4-pk., 10 oz. btls., select varieties $4.88
-$1 off Kellogg's Special K meal bars printable
Final: $3.88/$2.88
Del Monte Premium Cut Fruit 4 FOR $5
Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, select varieties, $0.44 Each

Green Giant Selects Vegetables orValley Fresh Steamers with Sauce 2 FOR $4
-$1/3 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables printable, 
-.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables, SS 9/12, SS 10/3, printable, or printable
Use 0.50/2 for final price of 2 for $3

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna 79¢
 -.50/1 Starkist Pouch: 2.6-6.4 oz Chunk light or Albacore, Creations, Lunch to Go, or Tuna Salad, October 17 Women's Day magazine, or October Good Housekeeping magazine
 Final: FREE!

Wolfgang Puck’s Organic Soup $2.99
-.50/1 Wolfgang Puck All-Natural Stock or Organic Broth, SS 10/3
-.50/1 Wolfgang Puck Organic soup, SS 10/3
-.75/1 Wolfgang Puck All-Natural Stock or Organic Broth, SS 10/3
-.75/1 Wolfgang Puck Organic soup, SS 10/3
 Use 0.75/1, Final: $1.49 each

Swanson Broth 2 FOR $4
-.50/2 Swanson broth, 32 oz carton, SS 9/26
-.75/2 Swanson broth, 32 oz carton, SS 9/26
Use .75/2, Final:  2/$2.50

Free Richfood pasta WYB 2 Ragu pasta sauce
Tostitos Salsa 2 FOR $5
-$1/2 Cheetos or Tostitos product printable 
Final: $4/2 or $3/2

Weber Marinades 3 FOR $2

Kraft Caramels 2 FOR $4

Nestle Fun Size Candy 2/$5
Use in-ad coupon for $1off wyb 2
-$1/2 Nestle candy, 9.2 oz + bags printable
-$1/2 Nestle Chocolate Fall Candy fun size bags, 11.5 oz +, RP 10/17
Use in-and coupon and mfr coupon, Final: 2/$3

Clorox Bleach $1.69
Use B1G1 in-ad coupon
Final: 0.85

all Laundry Detergent $3.99
-$1 off All detergent, (register) printable
-$1 off All Free & Clear laundry detergent, 32 load +, Target Baby home mailer
-$1 off All Liquid laundry detergent, 32 oz +, RP 9/26
-$1 off All liquid laundry detergent, Giving Hope a Hand Kroger home mailer
-$1 off All Oxi-Active printable
Final: $2.99/1.99
Finish or Quantum Dishwasher Detergents $5.99
-$1 off Finish Dishwasher cleaner, SS 9/19
-$1 off Finish Quantum Automatic Dishwasher Detergent printable, or printable
-.50/1 Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent printable, or printable
 Use $1 off, Final: 4.99/3.99

Snuggle Fabric Softener $3.99
-.75/1 Snuggle Fabric Softener liquid or dryer sheets, RP 9/26
 Final: 2.49

Crystal Farms Deli Sliced Singles 2 FOR $5

Yoplait Yogurt Cups 10 FOR $5
-$1/8 Yoplait yogurt cups, Better at Home Booklet (exp 10/25)
-.40/6 Yoplait yogurt cups, SS 9/12, SS 10/3, printable, printable, or printable
-.50/8 Yoplait yogurt cups, SS 9/12, SS 10/3


Bic Soleil Comfort 3 Disposable Razors $3.99
 -$2 off Bic Disposable Shaver or Soleil Refillable razor handle or cartridge refill pk, SS 10/17

Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti, Turban or Hubbard Squash 99¢ LB.

Dole Sliced White Mushrooms 98¢ EA.

California Iceberg Lettuce 98¢ EA.

Farm Stand Mini Peeled Carrots 98¢ EA.

Farm Stand Fresh Celery 98¢ EA.

Fresh Asparagus $1.99 LB.

Fresh Kale or Collard Greens 99¢ LB.

On-the-VIne Red Cluster Tomatoes 98¢ LB.

Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Red Rome, McIntosh, Macoun or Granny Smith Apples 99¢ LB.

Red, White, or Russet Potatoes 99¢ LB.

Sweet Grape Tomatoes 98¢ EA.

Sweet Potatoes 79¢ LB.

Yellow, White or Red Onions $1.49 LB.

Whew!  I didn't post the meat prices because, honestly...I don't know what's a great price.  The Commissary has really spoiled me!

Happy Couponing!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rite Aid and Kroger Shopping Trips

So, as many of you know I've started couponing lately.  I've had some really great successes this week that I want to share with you!  If you have any questions about anything, please comment or email me.  I've gotta give credit to and

Rite Aid:
One of the ways Rite Aid offers savings is by giving rebates ("Single Check Rebates" or SCR)at the end of the month.  Using these rebates, most of the stuff above was FREE!!

NeilMed Nasal Mist Spray $9.99, get $9.99 Single Check Rebate
Used: $2 NeilMed Nasal Mist printable
Net: Free + $2 Profit!

NeilMed NasoGEL Moisturizing Spray $5.99, get $5.99 SCR
Used: $2/1 NeilMed NasoGel printable
Plus: $5.99 New Mail in Rebate
Net: FREE + $7.99 Profit!

PediaCare Children’s Cough Syrup or Multi-Symptom Cold 4 oz $4.99, get $4.99 SCR
Used: $1/1 PediaCare Product, (10/10/10 SS)
Net: FREE + $1 Profit!

Antiox Immune Support Shots Tropical Fruit or Sugar-Free Blueberry 2-Pack $2.99, get $2.99 SCR
Net: FREE!

Blistex Ointment .21 oz $1.49, get $1.49 SCR
Net: FREE!

Comtrex 24 ct $3.99, get $3.99 SCR
Net: FREE!

Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots Citrus 2-Pack $3.49, get $3.49 SCR
Net: FREE!

Kids-EEZE Soft Chews 12 ct $4.99, get $4.99 SCR
Net: FREE!

NeilMed NasaDOCK Plus Drying Stand $5.99, get $5.99 SCR
Net: FREE!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter $1.99, get $1.99 SCR
Net: FREE!

Sucrets 18 ct $2.99, get $2.99 SCR
Net: FREE!

Air Wick i-Motion Kit or Mini Freshmatic Kit (excludes Ultra) $4.99
– get $1 +UP
(Rite Aid Money)
Used: $4/1 Air Wick Kit printable
Net: FREE after coupon and +UP
Wrigley Gum: $1 each
Used: $1/3
Net: $0.66 each

I also got 1 bottle each of Gain and Cheer detergent, for about $2 each.  Forgot to get them in the picture. I also used about $10 of Rite Aid money at checkout.

Total Spent: $56.49
Cash Register Savings: $36.75
Expected Rebate: $52.88
So basically, I got $93.24 worth of stuff for $3.61!!  That's a total savings of 96%!!  My best EVER!!

Fuze (18-18.5 oz.), $0.49
Used: $1/2 Fuze Singles Bottles, exp. 10-31-10 (ALL YOU Oct ’10)
Net: FREE!

Philadelphia Cream Cheesee (5-8 oz.), $0.99
$5/5 Kraft Cheese Products printable
Net: FREE!

Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer (16 oz.), $1.29
Used: $1.50 off Coffeemate liquid or powder coupon
Net: Free!

Simply Orange or Minute Maid Enhanced Juice (59 oz.), $2.49

Eckrich Smoked Sausage (14-16 oz.), $2.50
$1/1 Eckrich Smoked Sausage, exp. 11-14-10 (SS 10/03/10)
$1.50 ea. after coupon!

Kroger Bread $0.88
Total Spent: 10.89
Total Saved:26.99
That's a savings of 72%!!

Come on, join the fun!! You too can coupon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Long time, No post!

Wilson informed me today that I haven't posted on this blog since September.  Shame on me!'s a snapshot (or a few) of what we've been up to...

Wilma did this herself.

Wilson did this himself, too.

 An A Capella singing group at Dollywood.

 On the train at Dollywood.
 Wilma and Betty with new, big bones.

 They get really cold, so we got them sweatshirts!
 Wilson's latest project...Glass-front gun cases!! Don't they look great?

My Autumn wreath that I made with Mrs. Miles on vacation!

Whew! We've been busy!! You guys feel up-to-date and loved now?? =)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wilson is a workin'!

So, a week or so ago, I put the hubby to work.  Actually, some friends and I had just bought him a new toy for his birthday...

Please ignore the southern end of my northern-bound puppy there.  Thank you.

Anyway, Wilson was pretty anxious to try this baby out, and it just so happened that I needed some shelves in my garage.  Huh...what a coincidence.  Really he started working on this project on his own; no nagging at all.  It's true!  Scout's honor!!

Yay!!  Isn't he wonderful?  (OK, so he finished assembling the shelves the next night...whatever.)

I had also gotten steaks on really really good sale at the Commissary, so he grilled them for us.  Ribeye for him and NY Strip for me.  Yum!!

Notice the branding?  The "WM"?  That was also a birthday present.  =)

And on the shelves, just for fun...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Labor Day Weekend...Belated

Yes I know I'm late telling y'all about our Labor Day weekend, but promptness has never been my strong suit. As my dear friend Mrs. Peggy would say, "Get over it."  =)  I just love her!

Anywho, for the long weekend Wilson and I went to my parents' lake house. We played on the boat for 3 days straight! We tubed and skied and kneeboarded and played cornhole and ate and ate and ate...basically had all kinds of fun!

My Mom, sister Sarah, and I tubing.  Woohoo!!

Wilson, my brother-in-law John, and me tubing.  And yes...I was as terrified as I look.  We were going reeeaallyy faaast!!  And when we fell it reeeaallyy hurt!!

Wilson kneeboarding for the first time.

Wilson doing a 180...the first time he went kneeboarding.  Yeah...he's "good at the stuff"*


*"Good at the stuff": Everyone knows someone like this.  You teach them how to play a game, for instance, and they promptly beat you at it.  Particularly sports.  Like my sister: Dad taught her how to play horseshoes, and she turned around and got a ringer on her third throw.  Yeah...I married one of those people.

We really had a blast!!  What did you do for Labor Day weekend?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Oh, about Wilson's trip to Montana. Actually, he was being invited to Georgia. Our bad. =)

Mustard-Based Barbecue Sauce

Many of you know that we are from South Carolina. Here in Virginia, "Carolina Barbecue" is vinegar-based. No offense, but blech! TRUE Carolina barbecue only takes one form: Mustard-based. In good ol' SC, we appreciate ketchup based sauces, but take complete ownership of the mustard versions. If you've never tried the yellow barbecue sauces and are near Columbia, SC I highly recommend Maurice's Barbecue. Be aware, however, that being a good southern institution, Maurice's is closed on Sundays.

Which brings us to our current situation. See, when Wilson and I drive home, we pass right through Columbia, usually driving south late on Friday night and north on Sunday. With this kind of schedule, we unfortunately are typically unable to pick up any of our favorite sauce. And if you google "Maurice's barbecue sauce copycat recipe"...nothing. Well, I took it upon myself to remedy this situation. I grabbed our one remaining bottle of sauce and set to work; this was the result...

Oh! And the recipe!

Maurice's Hickory Mustard-Based Barbeque Sauce
Copycat Recipe

· 1 ¼ cups Prepared Yellow Mustard
· 2 tsp liquid Hickory Smoke
· 4 tsp Water
· 4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
· 4 Tbsp white Sugar
· 1/2 tsp cracked Pepper
· 2 Tbsp Molasses
· 10 tsp (5/8 cup) Brown Sugar
· 1/2 tsp Paprika
· 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
· 1/2 tsp Onion Powder

Whisk all ingredients together. Makes 1 1/3 cups. Enjoy over your pulled pork or chicken. (Pork is best!)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Broccoli Made Delicious!!

As promised! My new favorite way to make broccoli. So simple, ready in 15 minutes, absolutely delicious!

Simple Garlic Broccoli
In case you haven't noticed, nothing qualifies as "delicious" at our house without the inclusion of garlic.

2 heads Broccoli, cut into florets. Save the stem and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
1/2 cup water
1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1-2 cloves Garlic, minced or pressed
1-2 Tbsp Lemon Juice, or the juice of 1/2 lemon

Put the broccoli into a skillet with the 1/2 cup water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let steam for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the broccoli should be bright green in color. Remove the cover and continue to cook until all of the water boils off, stirring occasionally. When all of the water has evaporated, push the broccoli to the outside of the pan. Add the olive oil and garlic to the center of the pan. Cook for 15-30 seconds. Stir the broccoli into the garlic and remove from heat. Sprinkle/squeeze lemon juice over broccoli and season with salt to taste. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Puppy Its

We always called them our "girls". Well, now it looks like we're going to have to start calling them our "its". That's right...the puppies got fixed.

Altered actually. That's the new lingo. Not spayed or neutered. No no...that's sexist. There is really no difference between the genders, right? Even for animals? No, we're just going to alter everyone these days. Equally.

Anyway, we are doing our best to keep the wild beasts calm and sedate during their 2 week recovery. In reality, my goal is calm and sedate for 5 days. And it's not going well so far. Day 1 post-op they broke 2 rules. Today (day 2) they've broken those plus one more. What are ya gonna do? They seem fine and are actually much more chill than usual. So that's good enough right? It's going to have to be.

On another note, we tried a new recipe for shrimp kabobs last night for dinner. Wow, was it yummy! Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures. They were just gone so fast!! The recipe follows. Those of you who know my husband won't be surprised that it has an Asian flair; we served these babies over white rice and broccoli. What? I haven't shared my broccoli recipe yet? Next post, I promise!

1lb Shrimp (the bigger the better!) peeled and deveined
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2-3 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp Hoisin sauce (this is like a sweet Asian worcestershire sauce)
1 tsp grated ginger (I use the stuff that comes in the tube)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon)

Whisk together the sauce ingredients and divide in half. Toss the shrimp in one half and let sit while your rice cooks. (If you're using wooden skewers, now is a good time to throw them into some water to soak.) As the rice is finishing, thread the shrimp onto your skewers and grill for approx. 5 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp. Cook until pink, brushing with the reserved sauce. Serve with rice and a drizzle of the sauce. Enjoy!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Did you know...

...that the trip from Montana to Norfolk, VA takes 1day, 14 hours by car? I could have guestimated (sp?) something like that. My beloved husband, on the other hand, apparently has no concept of the basic geography of the United States. You see, the other day a friend of ours asked Wilson if he would fly with him to Montana, help him pack up some of his childhood belongings, and help drive the moving van back home. Wilson, being a nice guy, got his kitchen pass* and said yes. Later, I realized that the guys were planning on this whole escapade going down over the period of approximately 2 and a half days. I proceeded to ask Wilson if he fully understood the timeline of this weekend he had planned. He gave me his signature "huh?" look, in response to which I held up my hands, moving from left to right. "Washington State, Idaho, then Montana." His eyes got big, his jaw dropped...and then he started laughing.

Cameron, you have a good, if sometimes idiotic, friend.

Mrs. Miles, I'm gonna need a copy of Wilson's high school geography transcript.

*Kitchen Pass- (noun) The figurative, but very necessary, "go ahead" given by a wife to her husband when he wants to do...anything.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Just 'Cause...

Please please check out this website. Hilarious.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

FREE Brad Paisley Tickets!!

So, I found my camera cord and thought I'd share a few snapshots of our most recent adventure. Wilson's ship got free tickets to a Brad Paisley concert last Friday, so (of course!) we went, along with a good friend whose hubby was on duty.

It was a great show. Darius Rucker opened for Brad and did a great job. He even broke out a few old Hootie songs! And Brad Paisley puts on an awesome concert. We knew all but 2 of his songs and just had a blast.

Now, if you've ever been to a country concert, you understand that this is an event that beats all other events for people-watching. To illustrate this point, here are some pictures of the people sitting around us...

If you look really close you can see the bottle of SoC0 that someone in their group snuck into the concert. It was gone in about 15 minutes. Seriously. Later on they pulled out bottles of "water" that they poured into their coke. Oh yes...good times.


Yeah...I just had to blur out her face. It seemed mean otherwise.

What?? Who are those lovely ladies? They don't seem to fit in with the crazy, drunken, poorly-dressed crowd around them! Looks like they're having a good time though.

Me and my wonderful husband who snagged these sweet tickets for us!

Yes, we had a lovely time. No sunburn, picnic dinner, and a hoarse voice in the morning. Done and done.

The Beginning

Moving into a new house is a LOT of work!!

Between stepping around the boxes, scrutinizing paint samples, and trying to navigate the wide wide world of landscaping, there's plenty to keep a girl busy! We are absolutely loving our new home though. Wilson has seeded the yard with new grass and everyday shows me how his little bare patches of ground are filling in.

Me: "Yes, dear. That grass is really growing! What a difference since yesterday."
Him: "Did you feel it?" (As he leans over and pets the grass.)
Me: "Uh huh"
Him: "No, take your shoes off and see what it's going to be like to walk on it."

And so it continues.

Our puppies are growing up; 5 months old now! I'll post soon as I can figure out which box is hiding my camera cord.

Stay tuned!

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