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June 8, 2010

Today the kids and I went down to a beautiful Kroger downtown. I got to Participate in the Bringing Hope to the Table program that Kroger has partnered with. They launched with a “Cake-off” where they paired local “celebrities” with Kroger pastry chef’s to decorate a cake.

Shhh! My favorite “celebrity”? I have ALWAYS wanted to meet Erin of Jane4Girls, she is another Houston deal blogger who has an annual grocery budget of $800, you can take a look at her blog HERE.

The kids were mostly well behaved… thank goodness Suzanne D. came with me and herded children while I was cake decorating!

There were 8 of us, we were all given cake decorating supplies and a 1/2 white sheet cake. My pastry chef partner was just as worried as I was I think, if I heard her right, she just started decorating cakes herself! She was a doll and so sweet!

She supervised and I “decorated”. You might notice on my left Sherri Williams form Channel 11, when the kids and I are on T.V. Sherri usually does the interviews. We were surprised to see each other! The Man on my right is the Food Editor for The Houston Chronicle.

Someone just lost their first tooth….

They announced the first 3 winners, very cute prizes, “the most calories”, “the most sprinkles” and, and, and, we can’t remember the last one! Sorry!

Then they announced the Grand Prize… this is my VERY surprised face! We Won!!! I was honestly shocked, those news anchors sure know how to decorate a cake! I did joke and tell them I clearly had an unfair advantage, I decorate at least 7 cakes a year! was awarded with a $1,000 donation to the Houston Food Bank in my name! What a really cool day!

The kids were really excited at first and then after more explanation, they realized the check was not for them 🙂 But when they finally understood they were excited again at how much food it was going to buy for other kids.

Here are some of the cakes, it was not my favorite to be standing in line with all the cute little anchors. I am telling you, if you think they are pretty on T.V. you should see them in person! If they were not on T.V. they should have been in magazines!

Then there was me, with 6 little kids and about to explode with another one! Always humbling to say the least!

We had 2 themes that we had to choose from, I choose Hope and Happiness. So I did a really bright, colorful and fun cake!

The best part at the end, just ask the kids….

We got to take the cake home! Oh goodie!


Kroger: Brining Hope to the Table!

June 8, 2010

I am so thrilled to be able to tell you about a new Kroger promotion:

Bringing Hope to the Table. Bringing Hope to the Table is a new e-coupon site that Kroger (and affiliated Kroger chains) has added. It appears they are partnering with Feeding America to bring awareness for ways to volunteer and get involved.

You can load 25 e-coupons to your Kroger Plus Card. Here’s some other information from the site:

Your coupons will post to your account within 24 hours after they are redeemed.Shopper Card capacity is 50 coupons. Coupons must be redeemed from card to add more. All coupon values reflect exact discount at register. Regardless of normal store processes, coupons will not double. Limit one use per coupon.

Here is the really cool part, Tuesday I get to participate in the Cake-off benefiting the Houston Food Bank! I will be paired with a Kroger pastry chef to compete against other duos. Representatives from the food bank will be on-hand to judge the contest and to determine which “media personality” (haha thats me, little do they know!) walks away with the “Ace of Cakes” title and bragging rights. Additionally, the winner will have $1,000 donated in their name to the Houston Food Bank.

So everyone cheer today for me to not embarrass the poor pastry chef that I get paired with, remember my cake disaster HERE. They have no idea what they are in for!!


Target and Kroger Eggo’s deal!

June 3, 2010

Thanks so much to reader, Megan B. for the heads up on this great deal that she did. This is a great example why you should always be on the lookout for coupons in other places.

“Just wanted to let you know about my eggo deal at Target today. On Monday I was shopping at Kroger and happened to see Eggo blinkies 1.00 off 2 and I grabbed a few for use later. Today I was getting ready to go to Target and saw that they had Eggos on sale for 1.75 plus I had the blinkies, plus I had two 1$ off Target coupons ( I didn’t have a chance to print more off on another computer – bummer). I bought four boxes and a 1.00 catalina printed out which the cashier scanned for that purchase. If I had had 4 target coupons, my waffles would have been free as is I paid .50 per box of eggos. Not bad.”

This is also a great example why it is a good idea to always print off high value coupons, you never know when a great deal will pop up! 🙂


Where to buy Alice in Wonderland?

June 2, 2010

Alice in Wonderland came out yesterday, are you buying a copy?
This week at Kroger, they are having a little deal where if you buy the DVD for $19.99 ( the best price around…) you get the following free!

Buy Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray or DVD $19.99, Get Free:

1 Deli Fresh Pizza
1 Sobe Lifewater
1 Fresh Selections Garden Salad
1 Pop-Secret Popcorn 3ct

Go here to get a $10/1 Blu-Ray/ DVD Combo Pack for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Thanks Alaskacoupondiva!

Toys R Us: $26.99

Best Buy: $26.99

Walmart: Listed at $24.96 online

Target: $26.99

Fred Meyer: $29.99 but get 1 gallon of milk free and 1 box of FM honey O’s. They says its valued at $2.49 but I only give it a value of $1.50 because I wouldn’t spend that much on cereal. This makes it about $25.51 before coupon.

And here are two rebate offers:


Kroger: Free Sweet Baby Ray’s

May 28, 2010

Sweet Baby Ray’s is by far my favorite B-B-Q sauce. I think it is even much better than some of the really expensive stuff out there.

This week at Kroger it is Free! Kroger has it marked 10/$10
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 5/23/10 SS and you have free sauce!

This is why I like to get 6-10 papers a week. I picked up 6 today for free, enough to last till I can get it almost free again!


Kroger: Huggies deal still going!

May 28, 2010

Thankfully the Huggies deal at Kroger is still going this week. I have $3 coupons that I need to use up! Today I went and stocked up on wipes this is what I did, you would need access to 4 computer ( we have 2 at home, plus mine and my husbands at work AND my parents have a few!) to print the same number of coupons.

Buy: 8 tubs for $1.99.

Total: $15.92
Get instant credit for $3
Use 4 $2/2 Huggies wipes from HERE

Pay $4.92 plus tax for 8 tubs of wipes.


Kroger: Free Lifesavers

May 25, 2010

Hurry and print this quick! They were gone in a day last time! Lifesavers are $1 at Kroger right now, so use the new $.50/1 Lifesavers printable to get them FREE!


Kroger: Smart Ones Catalina Deal $.59 a meal!

May 23, 2010

Thanks to Lauren who works at Kroger for this email:

Working at Kroger, I noticed a catalina for Smart Ones that will begin today:

Buy participating Smart Ones products between 5/23/10 and 6/05/10
Buy (6) & get $3 OYNO
Buy (8) & get $4 OYNO
Buy (10) or more & get $5 OYNO

I noticed Smart Ones were on sale this week at Kroger and when I saw tis last night, I thought of you, of course!

Smart Ones are on sale this week for $1.49.
You can find printable coupons HERE and HERE.

Deal Idea:
Buy: 10 Smart Ones dinners ($14.90)
Use: 1 $4/10 Printable HERE
Pay: $10.90
Get Back $5 catalina ( like paying $.59 a dinner!)


Kroger: More reader Kroger deals!

May 22, 2010

Thank you for the emails on deals that you have found. I find that many of my best deals come from tips from my friends!

From Jill C. :
My Kroger (N loop and 45 in Conroe) has a whole case full of Dannon yougurt on sale for $.50 with a coupon on them for $.50 off. Hello thanks for paying me for taking this yougurt!!!!
**Also, if I find a great deal on yogurt, I freeze mine.

From Jill:
I didn’t see you post the deal on Ozarka water. They are 3/$10 and when you but 3 you get $3 catalina or 4 get $5 catalina

From Katie:
Just wanted to share an awesome deal my sister-n-law and I scored at Kroger last week. We did the old spice deal and ended up with 4 deodorants and 2 bodywashes for a moneymaker of $4.87!!

We definately weren’t expecting the moneymaker, but it was so nice when we realized it! Here is what we did…

bought 4 deodorants (old spice)
bought 2 bodywashes (old spice)
used 2 b1g1 deodorant q’s
used 1 b1g1 bodywash q’s
used 1 $1/2 q’s
$3/2 deodorants
$3/2 bodywash

I watched the cashier ring up the free ones and he actually put in the sale price, but my reciept afterwards showed that the regular price came off. I thought that was weird!


A few Kroger Deals this week!

May 21, 2010


Prices may vary by region. My Kroger’s policy is to triple coupons up to 35¢ and double coupons up to 50¢. My Kroger will double/triple up to 3 like coupons per transaction. Thanks Couponing 101.

Remember to load all your e-coupons from Cellfire, Shortcuts, and Upromise!

Here are the best deals I see this week:

Mahatma Long Grain Rice 88¢

– 50¢/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Rice Coupon (2/7 or 4/25 RP)

= Free

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 88¢

50¢/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetable Printable Coupon (IE) or Printable Coupon (FF)

= Free

Supersweet Corn 25¢

Oscar Mayer Bologna $1

– $1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeats Coupon (5/16 SS) or Printable Coupon

= 50¢

Hot Wheels 79¢

Kroger 18 ct Large Eggs 88¢ (Limit 2 w/ $10 additional purchase)

Yoplait Multipack Yogurt $2

– 35¢/1 Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Multipack Coupon (4/18 SS)

= 95¢

Smart Ones Entrees $1.48

– $3/6 Select Smart Ones Frozen Products Coupon (ALL YOU June) OR

$1/5 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Printable Coupon

= 98¢ – $1.28 ea.

Surf or all Laundry Detergent $2.99

– $2/1 S4rf Laundry Detergent Coupon (5/16 RP)

– $2/1 All Oxi Liquid Landry Detergent Coupon (5/16 RP)

= 99¢

Iceberg, Boston, Red or Green Leaf, or Romaine Lettuce 99¢

Country Crock Margarine $1.88

40¢/1 Country Crock Product Printable Coupon

= $1.08

Keebler Club or Town House Crackers, Pecan Sandies, or Chips Deluxe Cookies $1.69 ea. (when you buy 3)

– 55¢/1 Keebler Sandies Coupon (4/18 RP)

– 55¢/2 Keebler Cookies Coupon (4/18 RP)

= $1.14 – $1.51 ea.

Tropicana or Dole Juice $2.38

25¢/1 Dole 100% Juice Printable Coupon

– $1/2 Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50 Coupon (4/25 RP)

– $1/1 Tropicana Trop 50 Coupon (3/14 RP) or Printable Coupon

= $1.38 – $1.63

Springdale Gallon Milk $1.88

Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons, 18 ct. $2.99

– $1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons Coupon (5/9 SS) OR

– $1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons Coupon (ALL YOU April or June ‘10)

$1/1 Playtex Tampons Printable Coupon

= $1.99

Angus Ground Chuck $1.97/lb

Boneless Pork Loin $1.97/lb

Bertolli Skillet Meals $4.98

$2/2 Bertolli Frozen Entree Printable Coupon

= $3.98 ea.

Huggies Products; Buy $15 Worth and Save $3 Instantly

$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants Printable Coupon

$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Printable Coupon

– $2/1 Huggies Pull-ups Training Pants Coupon (5/16 SS)

$4/2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers Printable Coupon

$3/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers Printable Coupon

Tyson Frozen Chicken $6.99

– $1/1 Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken Coupon (4/25 SS)

= $5.99

Olay Skin Cleanser B1G1 Free (same item only)

– $2/1 Olay Facial Cleanser (Kroger eCoupons)

– $2/1 Select Olay Products Coupon (5/2 P&G)

– $1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser Coupon (4/18 RP, 5/2 P&G, or 5/16 SS)

= Price Varies

Crazy Meal Deal

Buy Eddy’s Sliced Smoke Brisket, Get FREE:

  • Fresh Selections Cole Slaw 16 oz
  • RC Cola 2 Liter Bottle Regular or Diet
  • Van Camp’s Pork & Beans 28 oz Can, Selected Varieties
  • Eddy’s Smoked Sausage 14 oz
  • 4 pk King’s Hawaiian Rolls

Save $9.23