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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grocery Deals: UT Fresh Market

There are some pretty good deals to be had at Fresh Market this week:

(2) Solo Heavy Duty paper plates, on sale 2.00 (1.00 after coupon)
(4) 12pk A&W rootbeer, on sale 2.50 ea when you buy 4
(4) Western Family cheese singles, on sale 1.50
(4) Gold'nPlump chicken drumsticks 23oz, on sale 1.67 (.67 after coupon)
(6) Bar S hot dogs, on sale .59 (.09 after coupon)
(6) large hydroponic tomatoes, on sale .69/lb
(2) 1 lb bag baby peeled carrots, on sale .99
(2) Litehouse dips, on sale 2.00 (1.45 after coupon)

I used (2) 1.00/1 coupons for the plates [see SS-6/20], (4) 1.00/1 coupons for the chicken [see SS-6/20], (3) 1.00/2 coupons for the hot dogs [see RP-5/16] and (2) .55/1 coupons for the dip [see SS-6/27].

Total: $28.85

Check the full list for coupon information and additional deals.

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Utah Penny Pinchers! Water Park Deals at CityDeals PLUS 10% off!

In addition to the already low CityDeals price, can get an additional 10% off by using coupon code JULY4 at checkout. You can even pick up your passes at CityDeals for use now!

City Deals LINK

Cherry Hill $24 Combo Pass
Introductory offer - limit 1 per household
List Price: $24.00
Your Price: $12.00
Save 50%

Cowabunga Bay Adult All Day Pass - Buy 1 Get 1 Free
List Price: $47.00
Your Price: $23.50
Save 50%
That's *2* passes for $23.50!

Seven Peaks Water Park Full Day Pass
One Full Day Pass
List Price: $23.37
Your Price: $15.00
Save 36%

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Blu-Ray $14.95/DVD $8.95!

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Blu-ray Edition Sale: $14.95
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief - DVD
Sale: $8.95
Order online to reserve your copy, and then pick it up in-store! LINK

Search for Percy

Save a bundle! Use our printable shopping lists at the grocery store!

Just one of the awesome tools here at PYP...ready-made shopping lists.  We scour grocery ads to find the best deals at many of your favorite stores, and match them with available coupons.   Check the list below and see if you find your favorite store!

Fred Meyer



Associated Foods Stores






Fresh Market





Ream's (Salt Lake & Davis counties)

Ream's (Springville)










North Raley's

North Safeway

North CVS

South Albertsons

South Ralph's

South Von's

South Stater Brother's

South Pavilions

South Food For Less

East Albertsons

East Fred Meyer

East Safeway

East Walgreens
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Famous Dave's BBQ ~ B1G1, up to $15!

Facebook offer:

Be one of the first 100,000 Famous Dave's fans to LIKE our Facebook page and you'll get the Gift of BBQ Certificate. It's good for a free entree - worth up to $15 when you dine in and purchase an entree of equal or great value at any participating Famous Dave's restaurant listed below.

After you "like" Famous Dave's, click on one of the restaurants to confirm you want to apply for the Gift of BBQ. Enter your email address. A certificate will be emailed on July 6, 2010.


Kmart 6/27-7/3

Earn $5 in Rewards with a $25 purchase of the following items:

Keebler Cookies or Crackers, $1.99 each
American Fare Nuts $2.99 each
Planters Nuts 2 for $6
USE(if variety is included):
Planters Flavor Grove Nuts, any 5.25 oz. or larger .75/1 DND (8-31-10) SS-6/27
Planters NUT-rition and/or Flavor Grove Nuts, any 5.75-21 oz. $1/2 DND (6-30-10) SS-4/11
Final Price: $2.25-$2.50
7Up, Sunkist, Hawaiian Punch, A&W, Diet Rite, Country Time, RC Cola or Canada Dry 12 packs on sale 3 for $10
Fla-Vor-Ice 100ct $3.99
Kool-Aid Jammers 10pack or Capri Sun 10 Pack $1.88 each
Overille Redenbacher 6-10pack popcorn 2 for $6
Orville Redenbachers Cheese Flavored Gourmet Popping Corn, any 3 pack or larger .75/1 (7-16-10) SS-5/16
Orville Redenbachers Gourmet Popping Corn, any variety .40/1 (7-16-10) SS-5/16
Final Price: $2.25-$3
Hershey's Pieces Candy 2 for $5
USE:Pieces Candy in a Crunchy Shell, any 10 oz. bag or larger $1/1 (7-18-10) SS-4/18
Final Price $1.50 each
Hershey's 8-packs $1.25 each
Twizzlers, Milk Duds or Whoppers $1.79 each
Hershey's Theater Box Candy 10 for $10
Hershey's Singles 2 for $1
Hershey's Packaged Chocolates $2.69 each
Hidden Valley Ranch 16oz $2.99
Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 30 oz $2.99
Weber Seasonings or Lipton Tea Bags 22 ct $2.99
Vlassic Pickles 16-24oz $2.49
Heinz Ketchup 32oz 2 for $4
Hunts Ketchup, Kraft BBQ Sauce or Van Camps Baked Beans 5 for $5!
Pringles 2 for $3
Use: Pringles Cans, any 180g or larger $1/4 (7-31-10) RP-6/27
Final Price $1.25 each
American Fare 64oz Cranberry, Grape or Vegetable Juice. 1 Gallon fruit punch 2 for $4

EARN $3 in rewards when you purchase $20 worth of the following:

Buy One Get One at 50% off: Maybeline Eye Cosmetics
Buy One Get One at 50% off: Revlon face, eye or nail cosmetics
Buy One Get One at 50% off: Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care
$1 off All Nair depilatories
Buy One Get One At 50% off: Almay Cosmetics

Other Sales:

Essential Home Beach Towels $2.99 each: Double Rewards on this item!!
Take an additional 40% off Apparel Clearance
Up to 50% off men's, women's and kid's summer apparel and swimwear!
up to 40% off Home Clearance!

Toys R Us/Babies R Us 6/27-7/3

Super Sony Sale!

Buy 1 Get 1 40% off. ALL PS3, PS2 and PSP Games! Over 100 Titles to choose from.

Get Blur Free ($59.99 Value) When you buy both PS3 120GB System and an extra PS3 Dual Shock Controller

New! PSP MLB 10 The Show Entertainment Pack, only $169.99!


Buy 1 Get 1 50% off-Selected Nintendo DS Games

Free $10 Gift Gard for every game you buy, up to $80. Choose from Lego Harry Potter, The Last Airbender, Sin and Punishment, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Wii Fit Plus, Dance on Broadway and Super Mario Brothers, Wii!

Free $10 Gift Card when you buy any Wii Game System-Now includes Wii Sports Resort with MotionPlus!

Save $25 on "r" Ds Lite or DSi Club Penguin Value Bundle

Free $10 Gift Card when you buy any 3 of these Duracell batter packs
(Item # 108925, 305623, 661115, 661158)

Buy 1 Get 1 50% off in stores only

All Disney DVD's and Blu-Rays
All $9.99 Sony DVD's
All Kids DVD's $12.99 each
All Barney, THomas and Friends, Bob the Builder or Shaun the Sheep DVDs ($6.99-$15.99 each)

4th of July Backyard Blowout!!

20% off ALL Pools ($79.99 or more)
20% off ALL Water Slides
20% off ALL Water Blasters
20% off ALL Wood Gym Sets
20% off ALL Trampolines and Enclosures
20% off ALL little Tikes Bouncers
20% off ALL Step2 Houses
20% off ALL Little Tikes Swings

Bargain Days-Buy 1 Get 1 50% off

ALL Star Wars Figures, Playsets and Accessories
ALL Transformers Figures, Playsets and Accessories
ALL Fisher-Price Loving Family Doll House Accessories
ALL Hot Wheels Cars, Playsets and Accessories
ALL Playmobil
ALL Fisher-Price Little People Toys

**Save an extra 25% off ALL Clearance Toys, Clothing and Shoes at All Toys "R" Us and Babies"R" Us Nationwide! (in-store only)

**Join Us Saturday, July 3rd from 2-4pm and try out the NEW Crayola 3-D Sidewalk Chalk. Enjoy Coloring Fun and Special Savings!

All Crayola Outdoor Chalk and Paint Buy 1 Get 1 50% off!

Recipe: Homemade Condensed Soups

Did you have any idea you can make your own condensed soups, like cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, etc.? YOU CAN! I found out about this awhile ago and decided to try it. And I am telling you....the homemade version tastes SO GOOD!

I think I just might be sold. I did this on a weeknight when I needed a can of cream of chicken soup and didn't have one in the cupboard. No matter...I just whipped up my own! Here is a picture of mine when I was done:

I was making a chicken gravy for Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner that evening. And I will tell you....I have never had gravy that good! It tasted much better than when I use the condensed soup from the store. And healthier too!

1 C. Magic Mix
3/4 C. Chicken Broth (either from a can, bouillion, or liquid from canned chicken)
1 t. Dry Parsley
Dash of Onion Salt

Mix together with wire whisk over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

I found out about this from Everyday Food Storage, a fantastic blog that helps you use your food storage in everyday ways and recipes. If you don't look at her blog regularly, you should! Crystal even has how-to videos which are VERY helpful! Browse around her site a bit, but here are the direct links to what you need to know in making your own condensed soups.

Condensed Cream of Chicken
Condensed Cream of Mushroom
Condensed Cream of Celery
How to make Magic Mix (used to make the condensed soups)

I know it might sound weird, but try it! I couldn't believe it myself until I used it. If anything, they will be a bit healthier for you too.

Save Money on Entertainment

Here we are in midst of summer. We have been finding more and more every time we turn around we are spending more money on entertainment or the little extras that add up during summer activities.

Here are a few tips:
Buy the Entertainment Coupon Book. The books are packed with coupons for dining, bowling, gold, amusement parks, attractions and more! If you are going on a vacation consider spending the money to buy the book for the area you are visiting. Right now there is an offer where you can get the 2010 Entertainment Book free if you reserve your 2011 copy.

Are you always the hostess? Make sure when you are inviting people for dinner and BBQs that you ask your guests to help you out. Plan a pot-luck or simply make assignments. You don't have to pay for everything!

Plan movie nights at home. We have Netflix at our house and we have movie night every week. Did you know that Netflix has an option where you can stream movies through your computer, wii, or Playstation? Pair your movie night with pizza or another family favorite. Your kids will love it! Even if you order a delivery pizza the cost savings compared to paying for theater tickets and snacks can be AMAZING! Another option for movies at home that I just recently discovered is Amazon Movies on Demand, you can either get a Roku box or do what I do and hook my laptop up to my TV and watch it that way.

Pack your food with you. If you are going on a road trip, to the amusement park, or to a ballgame pack your own food with you into a cooler. This way you can take with you food that are not only healthy but that your family will actually eat.
Many cities around the county offer free concerts or movie showings in local parks during the summertime. Take advantage of these activities. To find out about them you can check your city's website, the chamber of commerce or the local newspaper.

Cancel old subscriptions to magazines you are not reading anymore, lots of these resources are now found online now anyway or even available at the local library. If there is a magazine you really need to have, make sure you are getting the best subscription rate for it. Right now Amazon has some great magazines at great prices.

Have a family game night.

Get outside! Go camping! Go for a walk or a hike. We take our kids out for hikes with a purpose. We have them look for rocks that are a specific shape or color.
Go to the zoo. Of course look for discounts! For my family we bought a 1 year membership to the zoo, just by making 2 trips we had already paid for the membership, so now we are going for free!

Go to area fairs and festivals. Pack your lunch with you of course and go check out the entertainment offered.

Visit your library!!! Most libraries offer summer programs for kids and families. Storytime, puppet shows and more! Check out books and movies there too!!

Graco TurboBooster Car Seat w/ Bonus $10 eGift Card - $24.88 shipped!

Awesome deal! Get them before they are gone!
Get a TurboBooster Car Seat w/ Bonus $10 eGift Card!
Free Site to Store shipping! LINK
Lots of options - search for Turbobooster.
Monday, June 28, 2010

Dry Erase Workbooks

I saw this idea somewhere in blogland awhile ago. I don't remember where. But I love it!

Workbooks for kids can get much more use than they do. Instead of letting your kids do all the pages and then it's done, you put all the pages of the workbook into page protectors. Then put the pages into a binder. The kids can use dry erase markers on the page protectors, then wipe off! You can use your workbook pages again and again! Isn't it a great idea? One more way to use those sheet protectors from Costco (a box of 250 is around $12).

It works for me! It's also fun for the kids. My 4 year old loves it.

My older boys love it too. I also do this with The Friend magazine and puzzle books for them (sudoku, word games, hidden pictures, crossword puzzles, etc) and it makes it more fun.

Perfect Brownie Pan Set $10.55!

Perfect Brownie Pan Set
List Price: $19.99
Price: $10.55 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.
You Save: $9.44 (47%)

HOT - 250 Full Color Address Labels + Dispenser 99¢ shipped! Today only!

Full Color Address Roll Labels, Roll Of 250
Item # 793115
*99¢ shipped after apply code 854758859
*Valid today only!*
Several Designs to choose from LINK

$10 in Movie Cash to see Despicable Me with select DVD purchase at ShopKo!

Receive a FREE $10 movie coupon with these select Universal titles at ShopKo:

Baby Mama $7.99
The Tale of Despereaux $7.99
Coraline $9.99
Land of the Lost $9.99
9 $9.99
Couples Retreat $14.99
Curious George $9.99
Nanny McPhee $7.99

$10 movie coupon is inside each DVD.  Despicable Me is in theatres July 9th.  Coupon valid from July 8 to the August 16th.

Woman's Day Magazine - $3.73 (15 issues) - Today Only!

Huge savings off cover price!
Best Deal Magazines Deal of the Day LINK
Woman's Day Magazine
Term: 1 Yr 15 Issues
Publisher's Price: $9.99
Today's Price: $4.39 (57% Savings Off Publisher's Price)
*$3.73 w/code PINCHPENNIES15

Target June 27- July 3

Target Deals

Gift Card Deals:

Frozen Dinner Deal: Purchase 3 Bertolli Frozen Meals receive $5 Target gift card.
Bertolli Frozen Meals, 21-24oz. $5.89
Theres an entire thread here at PYP of possible printable coupons for these meals: HERE

Diaper Deal: Purchase 2 Pampers Value pack diapers receive $10 gift card.
Pampers Cruisers value pack diapers (72 to 116 ct Cruisers sizes 3 to 6, or
132 to 152 ct Swaddlers sizes 1, 2) - $29.99

Possible Coupons: Pampers Cruisers Diapers, any $2/1 (7-31-10) RP-6/20
Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1.50/1 (7-31-10) PG-6/6
Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers $2/1 (7-31-10) RP-6/20

Possible Scenario:
Buy: 2x Pampers Cruisers value pack diapers (72 to 116 ct Cruisers sizes 3 to 6)
Use: 2x Cruisers Diapers, any $2/1 (7-31-10) RP-6/20
Pay: $55.98
Get: $10 Gift card
Adjusted Total after Gift Card: $45.98 or $0.20- $0.32 per diaper.

Appliance Deal: Purchase the Mr. Coffee Frappe maker receive a $20 Gift card
Mr. Coffee Café Frappe Brews and blends frozen coffee and espresso drinks in 3 min $79.99
Adjusted total after Gift card: $59.99

Sale Deals:

Snack Deals: Tostitios Salsa or dip 15.5- 16oz. free when you purchase (2) 9-13oz. bogs Tostitos chips
Tostitos 9-13oz. Tortilla Chips 2/ $5.00

Diaper Deal: Pampers or Huggies diapers or training pants. $8.99
Possible Coupons:
Pampers Cruisers Diapers, any $2/1 (7-31-10) RP-6/20
Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1.50/1 (7-31-10) PG-6/6
Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers $2/1 (7-31-10) RP-6/20
Huggies Diapers, any $1.50/1 (7-17-10) SS-6/20
Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, any $1.50/1 (7-17-10) SS-6/20

Womens C9 French Terry knee pants- $7.00

Boys 4-18 or Girls 4-16 C9 Graphic Tee, XS-XL- $5.00

Womens Microrib Tank by Mossimo, XS-XXL- $5.00

Dont forget to check out the Target webpage for possible store Coupons: Target Store Coupons
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rite Aid 6/27-7/3

If you are new to shopping at Rite Aid, check out my Navigating Rite Aid posts to help you along you way! Remember, you can use a Rite Aid in-ad manufacturer coupon with a manufacturer coupon from the newspaper or online. Read the Rite Aid coupon policy HERE.

Also, this list was made with the Idaho ad. Please verify prices in your area before shopping.

I am only listing the BEST offers this week here. Go to the Rite Aid forum thread for the entire weekly list plus discussion. Additionally, you can use this $5/$20 coupon from Rite Aid Video Values to save you more this week!

I have noticed the past few months that you can get additional $5/$25 purchase coupons when you watch certain Rite Aid videos in the Video Values. Look under the category labeled "Rite Aid." Awesome!

AND....if you have not signed up for the Wellness Program yet at Rite Aid, when you do you can print a $5/$25 coupon to use on your next shopping trip. Plus you can earn +UP coupons with your Wellness card too, so don't forget to sign up for one today!

A new thing Rite Aid is doing is offering +UP Rewards. When you purchase designated items with your Wellness Card, you will get a coupon that prints out at the register you can use on your next purchase. It's basically cash in your pocket!

Crest Pro Health Sensitive Sheild Toothpaste $2.99 (price w/ Wellness Card)
Use Crest paste, any 4 oz. or larger excluding Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar Protection .75/1 (7-31-10) RP-6/27
Get a $2.99 SCR (valid this week only!)
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupon and rebate!

John Frieda Hair Care 4 for $20
Use John Frieda Hair Care product, any Sheer Blonde, Frizz Ease, Luxurious Volume, Brilliant Brunette, Radiant Red, or Luminous Color Glaze $2/1 (8-21-10) SS-6/6
(this coupon was not available to Idaho)
Get a $10 +UP Reward on four
Final Price: $2 for all 4 after coupons and reward!

Clearasil Cleanser $5.49 (prices may vary among stores)
Use $3/1 in-ad coupon AND
$2/1 printable coupon
Final Price: Only $.49 cents after coupons!

Veet Hair Removal $5.49
Use $3/1 in-ad coupon AND
$3/1 printable
Final Price: FREE after coupons!

Tresemme Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers $3.99
Use $1/1 printable coupon AND
$2/1 Video Values (a past coupon, no longer available)
Get a $1 +UP Reward
Final Price: FREE after coupons and reward!

Coppertone Sun Care $8.99 (qualifies for the Skin Care rebate!)
Use $1/1 printable AND
$2/1 in-ad coupon AND
$3/1 Video Values coupon
Final Price: $2.99 after coupons!

Waiting for Eclipse? Download the Soundtrack!

Can't wait until the 30th? Have some MP3 download credits from one of the last Amazon deals? Get the Eclipse soundtrack on MP3 and get ready for the movie!
Eclipse Soundtrack MP3 LINK

PLUS: Get a $4.00 promotional code for use on Amazon Video On Demand when you buy a qualifying album or playlist for $7.99 or more on Amazon MP3 during the promotion. Limit of one code per customer.

Bath & Body Works Sale - Last Day! Plus $10 off $40!

Last day of the sale and there are still lots of great deals and a $10 off $40 coupon code!
Use coupon code SALE40 to take $10 off a $40 purchase!
Bath and Body Works LINK
Top Offers
New Markdowns Taken - Save up to 75% off
$5 Wallflowers
$3 Signature Collection CLASSICS
4 for $10 Hand Soap
Buy 3 Get 2 FREE Signature Collection

Still time to preorder Lego Harry Potter! Get a $10 credit!

You have until late Monday night to preorder the new Lego Harry Potter video game! Don't be late! The Lego video games are great family games.
If you preorder at Amazon you will get $10 off a future video game purchase. The promotion code will be applied directly to your account up to two (2) business days after your product ships.

Lego Harry Potter for Wii - (Other platforms at same link.)
$49.99 w/ $10 credit
Ships free!

Get it the day it comes out!
Pre-order and Release-Date Delivery is FREE with Amazon Prime.

AMF Bowling eClub - B1G1 Free Coupon!

Have fun with friends, family members or co-workers at AMF Bowling Centers.
You can get a “10 Frames to Spare” coupon to get a free game when you pay for a game.
 While printing your coupon you can also find the nearest location.
AMF Bowling eClub - B1G1 Free Coupon LINK

Wii Sports Resort w/ Wii Motion Plus $34.99 shipped!

Get a great deal on a great Wii item!
Get Wii Sports Resort w/ Wii Motion Plus for $15 off the regular price! LINK
Just $34.99!
Free shipping!
While supplies last!
Saturday, June 26, 2010

*So Cute!* PoLLiWALKS - $7.95 - 73% off!!

Get a great deal on Polliwalks at 6pm! LINK

Lots of cute styles at $7.95 - that is 73% off the reg retail price of $29.00.

Your entire order ships for just $6.95.

eBay Daily Deals! Have you seen them?

Have you checked out the Daily Deals at eBay?
The deals are great and they ship for free! They are often from major retailers - both online and offline.
The deals change multiple times each day so check the link below often!
eBay Daily Deals LINK
One of today's current deals is this 15 book set for just $12.99 shipped!

AVON - FREE Shipping on $10 Order!

Like Avon? Get a great deal and get free shipping on $10 orders!
Use coupon code SUMMER10 - exp 7/01 LINK
Get awesome deals like:
Speed Dry Nail Enamel - SAVE 62%
Reg. $4.00 - Sale $1.49
Friday, June 25, 2010

Costco Price Comparison List

Is Costco the best place to shop? What are the real deals there? Share what you have found to be good deals at Costco and items that you can find at a better deal elsewhere. I like to hear what other people have to say about Costco.

I personally have found that toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, cereal, spices, and many other items are much cheaper NOT at Costco. Sometimes I want to stop people with their carts full of all that stuff and teach them about couponing! Now that would be a sight.

I KNOW you have wondered at times if Costco really is a good price. I have been at Walmart before wondering if Costco's price is cheaper. So here is how PYP makes your life easier.

PYP has a Costco Price Comparison List!


Dewey has put together a wonderful list of prices at Costco. She keeps it updated on a regular basis. So print it out and take it with you the next time you go to the grocery store. I keep mine in my coupon binder.

Now there is no wondering on the best deal. Obviously not everything is on there and every Costco might not be the same, but it is a start!

Thanks Dewey!

Recipe: Homemade Granola

I grew up on homemade granola. Oh YUM. If you have only had store bought granola you don't know what you are missing!

I took my mom's recipe & my mother-in-law's recipe, combined them and tweaked it a bit to my changing taste. Here is how our family loves granola.


5 c. oats (I usually use quick oats)
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. milled flax seed
1/2 c. coconut
1 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. sesame seeds
1 1/2 c. nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc. whatever you want!)
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. water
3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. molasses
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp mapleine (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flax seed, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cinnamon, nuts, Blend well. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine water, brown sugar, oil, honey molasses, salt, vanilla, and mapleine. Heat and stir until sugar and honey are dissolved. Do not boil. Pour syrup mixture over dry mixture, and mix up well. Cover large cookie sheet with the granola mixture. Cook for 30-35 minutes for soft granola, longer for crunchy granola. Cool completely before putting into an air-tight container. Sometimes I end up cooking it for about 45 minutes if I am in the mood for really crunchy.

I love to eat granola for breakfast or snacks! I always top it with fresh fruit in the spring and summer or canned peaches in the winter. Right now I love it with fresh blueberries or strawberries.

Planning a Family Vacation on a Budget

The Frugal Vacationers: Planning a Family Vacation on a Budget
Many families today are cutting back on unnecessary expenses, such as going on lavish vacations, in order to cope with the harsh financial blows resulting from a failing economy. However, this doesn't mean you have to completely deprive yourself and your family of all fun when summer arrives. You and your family can still enjoy the summer without having to spend a lot of money. How? Plan your vacation wisely!

How Much Can You Afford?
Regardless of where you plan to go, the first step you need to consider when you're planning a family vacation is the budget. How much can you afford for a family vacation? Your budget will most likely be the deciding factor for most of the questions regarding your family vacation. Which resort will your family stay in? Are you going to travel by plane or by car? How many days or weeks are you going to be on vacation? How many souvenirs are you going to buy? Your budget determines all these things.

Want to maximize your savings? Prepare a detailed outline of your expected spending before you make arrangements for your family vacation. For instance, while putting a price limit on your overall meal expenses is good, it's even better to itemize all costs in advance. You can limit your eating expenses to $5 per person per day for breakfast, $8 for lunch and $10-$12 for dinner. It's easier this way to see at a glance whether you're still well within your budget or if you're already in danger of going over.

Plan Weeks or Months Ahead
To gain the most accurate estimate of how much your family vacation is going to cost, do some thorough research weeks or even months prior to the trip. Take advantage of the resources online in order to estimate how much you will spend on your family vacation. Finding out the costs of accommodations, meals, and airfare is not difficult at all. All it takes is one phone call to the hotel, restaurant, or airline and you can get an exact figure right away. You can also use travel sites to help you have a fairly good idea of how much the attractions and entertainment in a particular place are going to cost.

Anticipate Additional Costs
It's a good idea to have more than what you've initially estimated. Even if you've done your research quite well, be prepared for unexpected price increases, additional taxes and other incidental costs. A summer vacation can easily be ruined if you suddenly find out that you have no more cash in your wallet despite having a few more days to spend on your vacation. So while you're on the planning stage and you're working on your budget, add 10% to 15% of your total cost to your budget. That's for incidentals, which you can spend on souvenirs or use to take your family out to a really good restaurant on your last night on vacation.

Take Advantage of Freebies
Many vacation hotspots will have various free offers, such as a free meal or a complimentary souvenir, for tourists and out-of-towners. Inquire about such freebies and take advantage of them to further reduce your family summer vacation expenses.

With adequate foresight, thorough planning, and a little bit of creativity, you can definitely enjoy a wonderful summer vacation with your family even on a very small budget.

Shelf Reliance: Making the Most of Case Lot Sales

Growing up in Arizona, I saw very few seasons. There really are just two: the season to play outside because the weather is actually beautiful (months November to March) and the season when being outside means swimming or eating popsicles! I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find so many wonderful seasons here in Utah. Autumn brings leaves actually changing colors (cactus don’t do that so much), winter brings snow…EVERYWHERE, spring surprises with even more snow (NOT a personal favorite) and then there’s summer which brings us to the point of this post…Case Lot Sales!
For short term food storage, Case Lot Sales in local grocery stores are an excellent place to start, or expand your food storage. Many local stores will either be having or are already in the midst of fantastic sales on canned goods. Buying in bulk allows you to get extras and continue to rotate what you already have. And, it’s a great way to make the most of your pennies (but of course, you probably already know that)!
There’s an old adage “preparation precedes power” that’s as true for Case Lot Sales as in anything else. So, do your homework. Learn when a Case Lot Sale is happening at your local grocery store. Before you go, look at a food calculator, review your current “inventory” and think about what your family actually likes to eat. The final step is to make sure you know how you are going to store your newly purchased items. You don’t want your cases taking up all of your pantry space, but you also want to make your canned goods easily accessible for everyday use. So, I suggest a very great solution… Food Rotation Systems to organize any pantry out there.

Food Rotation Systems offer both ease and efficiency in making the most of food and space. Shelf Reliance offers lots of systems in even more sizes to be customized to any storage area. And, whether you are buying small tuna cans or large #10’s, Shelf Reliance systems can accommodate them. So instead of using your food storage as a box spring mattress, organize and simplify with Shelf Reliance.
*If you know of any case lot sales happening in your area, or if you have any great tips to storing canned goods, please let us know!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

5 Clorox items just $6.01 at Sam's Club!

Check your Sam's Club for this clearance item!

Clorox Flu Season Multi-Pack Cleaning Kit. Each multi-pack contains the following:
1 - 75 ct Clorox Lemon Fresh Disinfecting Wipes  (These are the BIG canisters that are normally around $6 each!!)
1 - 75 ct Clorox Fresh Scent Disinfecting Wipes
1 - 9 ct Fresh Scent Disinfecting Wipes
2 - 32 oz Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner With Bleach.

Clearance priced at $6.01! 

Lowest Price of the Season Sale + Earn $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent - BIG beach towels as low as $5.09 before Kohl's Cash!

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