Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Taking a Holiday Break

I have decided to take a couple of weeks off from the blog.  If you need anything, please feel free to email me. 

Otherwise, check out some of the great blogs to the right.  You will be able to find most everything you need from them.

Have a VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Drug Store deals for the week of 12/11 - 12/17/2011

The matchups were really easy this week.  That' unfortunate - there are not many good deals at all.   If you really REALLY NEED something, check the sales flyers.

Combos 7 oz. $2, get $2 ECBs, Limit 1

Axe Holiday Gift Set $9.99, get $2 ECB, Limit 1
Use the $3 from the 12/11 RP (not confirmed)
= $4.00

Popcorn Tins, 24oz, 2/$10, get $2 UP Rewards wyb 2
= 2/$8

Oral-B Vitality or Pulsonic Rechargeable Toothbrush or Refill Heads, 3-4ct, $24.99
Use the $15 in-ad coupon
AND the $10 coupon that will be in the 12/11 insert
This sale price is an error. They published it in their sales ad, but the stores have signs up stating that it was a mistake.

Goody Mini Claw 12 pk or Bobby Slides 6 pk, $2, get $2 RRs
Salonpas Pain Patch $1, get $1 RRs

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Crack

No.....a plumber did not come to my house today....

I'll bet a lot of you have heard of Christmas Crack, but believe it or not, I had never had this wonderful creation until last year. Sure, growing up, we had traditional foods that were only consumed during the holidays, which included Moravian Sugar Cake.  We lived in various places, but had friends in High Point.  Every time we came to visit, we had Sugar Cake.  I was thrilled when we moved here because I can now have it year-round - not that I NEED to have it year-round.....

Speaking of NEED.........ahhhh, Christmas Crack.  Not only is it fantastic, but it is VERY easy to make.

Here is the recipe:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

1 sleeve saltine crackers
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 package chocolate chips or Hershey Kisses

Line a baking sheet with foil.  The baking sheet should have a small lip on the edges. Lightly spray with a non-stick cooking spray.  Lay the saltines out on the cookie sheet.  They should be lined up in rows and touching.

Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the brown sugar.  Stir well.  Bring it to a full rolling boil and let it boil for 3 minutes.

Pour this mixture over the saltines.  Bake for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips or kisses over the saltines.  I used a combination.  Let it sit for a couple of minutes and the chocolate will melt.  I was impatient (imagine that), so I put it back in the oven for about two minutes. 

Spread the chocolate with the back of a spoon evenly over the crackers.  Refrigerate (or put it outside in a SAFE place if it's cold) for a couple of hours. 

Break it off in chunks and store in an air-tight container......if it lasts that long.

There are tons of variations.  You could add crushed peppermint candy on top or nut, or instead of adding chocolate, you could add crushed chocolate toffee pieces.  The possibilities are endless!!!


Forgive me for not having pictures of the step-by-step process.  I didn't realize that I was going to put it on the blog until I tasted it.  Some things HAVE to be shared!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Grocery Store deals for the week of 12/7 - 12/13/11

Food Lion has a deal where if you purchase $12 of participating P&G Health and Beauty products from 12/4 - 2/13/11, you get an additional $3 off your total instantly. For details of the participating brands, check their sales flyer.

Here is one scenario:
Purchase 5 Crest Complete Toothpastes at $2.50 ea
Get $3 instant savings
Use 5 x $2 coupons from the 9/11 SS

Gala Apples, $1.27 lb

Anjou Pears, $1.27 lb

Red Seedless Grapes, $1.69 lb

Dole Salads, 10 oz, BOGO at $1.39 ea
Use the $2/2 printable from coupons.com (zip 80002)
= .39 ea

Carrots, 2 lb bag, $1.39

Green Bell Peppers, .50 ea

Whole Fryers, .79 lb

Top Round London Broil, Bottom Round, or Sirloin Tip Roast, $2.99 lb

Fresh Center Cut Pork Chops, Bone-In, $2.99 lb

Whole Picnics, Fresh or Smoked, $1.49 lb

Land O Frost Deli Shaved Lunch Meats, 10 oz, $2.50
Use the $1 printable, Link: LOF
= $1.50


Dixie Crystals Sugar, 4 lb. $1.97, Limit 2
Use the .50 printable, Link: DC
= .97

Weekly Specials:

Athenos Hummus, 7 oz, BOGO at $1.64 ea

Blackberries, 6 oz, .99

Large Eastern Apples, $1.29 lb

Fresh Express Shreds, $1.50

Porterhouse or T-Bone Steak, $5.99 lb

All Natural Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, $2.99 lb

Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops, value pack, $2.77 lb

93% Lean Ground Beef, $2.99 lb

Land O’Frost Bistro Favorites, $3.00
Use the $1 printable, Link: LOF
= $2.00

Mariana Dried Fruit, 6 oz, BOGO at .99 ea
Use the .75 from the 11/20 SS

New York Texas Toast Croutons, 5 oz, $1
Use the .40 from the 11/06 SS
= .20

Pillsbury Grands Flaky or Golden Layers Biscuits, 5-10 ct., $1
Use the $1/2 printable, Link: Grands
= .50 ea

Hefty One Zip Freezer or Storage Bags, 13-22 ct, BOGO at $1.69 ea
Use the .75/2 from the 11/13 RP
= .94

Harris Teeter Your Home HE Laundry Detergent – Ultra 2X, 50 oz, BOGO at $1.99 ea

Xtra Laundry Detergent, 75 oz, BOGO at $1.99 ea

Rold Gold Pretzels, 9-16 oz, BOGO at $1.64 ea 
(The hubby will be glad about this - these are his FAVORITE!)

Russet Potatoes, 5 lb, $1.77

Yellow Onions, 3 lb, $1.77

Large Cantaloupes, $2.50

Sweet Juice Oranges, 4 lbs, $2.97

Sanderson Farms Split Breasts, Thighs, or Drumsticks, Value Pack, .99 lb

90% Lean Ground Sirloin, Value Pack, $2.99 lb

Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast, $2.99 lb

Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz, BOGO at  $1.99 ea
Use the .60/2 from the 11/20 SS
= $1.39 ea

Monday, December 5, 2011

Drug Store deals for the week of 12/4 - 12/10/2011 - CVS UPDATED

Candy Canes, 10 ct., $1.27, get $1.27 ECB, Limit 1

American Greeting Cards, get $3 ECBs wyb 3, (excludes boxed cards, Papyrus cards and clearance items), Limit 1
Use the $2/3 printable, Link: AG

Airwick Aerosol, $1.00
Use the $1/2 printable, Link: Airwick
= .50 ea

Holiday M&M’s, 9.9-12.6 oz, $2.50 ea, get $1 ECB wyb 2, Limit 1
Use the $1/2 from the 11/13 RP
= $1.50 ea

Hershey’s Holiday Assorted Candy, 7.8-8.5 oz, $2.22
Use the $1/2 from the 11/20 SS
= $1.72 ea

$10 ECB wyb $50 iTunes Gift Cards, Limit 1
= $40

Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools, get $6 ECB wyb 2 (prices start at $2.99), Limit 1
Purchase 2 nail clippers at $2.99 ea
Use 2 x $1 coupons from the 10/30 SS

Purchase 2 Schick Disposable Razors, 10 pk., at $8.19 ea
AND 1 Shick Hydro Shave Gel at $3.69
Use the BOGO Schick disposable razor coupon fromthe 11/06 SS
AND the $2 Schick disposable razor from the 12/04 SS
AND the $1 Schick Hydro shave gel from the 12/04 SS
OOP = $8.88
Get $10 ECBs

Sucrets Sore Throat Lozenges, 18 count, In Ad Price, $2.99, get $2 UP Rewards, Limit 2
Use the $1 from the 11/20 SS

Baush & Lomb Renu Contact Solution (Fresh or Sensitive) In Ad Price: $8.99, get $4 UP Rewards, Limit 2
Use the $3 from the 10/9 SS (expires 12/9)
= $1.99

Schick Quattro Razors, In Ad Price $5.99, get $1 UP Reward, Limit 2
Use the $2 from the 12/4 SS
= $2.99

Schick Intuition Razors, In Ad Price $8.99, get $3 UP Rewards, Limit 4
Use the $2 from the 11/27 P&G
= $3.99

Schick Hydro Razors or Cartridge Refills, 4 ct In Ad Price $7.99, get $2 UP Rewards, Limit 4
Use the $2 from the 12/4 SS
= $3.99

Mars Holiday Miniatures or Holiday M&Ms In Ad Price, 2/$4, get $1 UP Rewards, Limit 2
Use the $1/2 from the 11/13/11 RP
= $1.00 ea

Licensed Card Game, Magic Art Dough 2pk, Velvet Art or Licensed Puzzles & More In Ad Price: 10/$10, get $2 UP Rewards wyb 10, Limit 2
= .80 ea


Triaminic products 2/$10.00
Thin Strips 14 ct, Liquid 4 oz, Fever Reducer 2-4 oz, get $3.00 RRs on 2
Use the $3.00 Fever Reducer from the 12/4 SS
= 2/$1.00 or .50 ea

Revlon Top Speed, $3.99, get $3 RRs
Use the $1/1 WAGS coupon from the "Make the Season Stunning" Booklet (check at the cosmetic counter for this coupon)

Mars, Nestle or Palmers 1-1.2 oz Holiday Candy, .39 w/ in-ad coupon, Limit 6
Use the $1.00/2 printable, Link: Mars or the All You December
= 2 FREE

Nestle Chocolate, 0.77-2.1 oz, 3/$1.50 or .99 ea
Use the .75/3 from the Walgreens December Coupon Booklet (located beside the Sales Ad)
= 3/.75 or .25 ea

Sharpie Permanent Markers, .29 with in ad coupon, Limit 5
Activity Pads, Puzzles or Books 3/$1.00 with in ad coupon, Limit 6
= .33 ea

Taper Candles, 12 in, 3/$1.00 with in ad coupon, Limit 9
= .33 ea

Mini Stocking, 7in, .39 with in ad coupon, Limit 3
= .39 ea

Holiday Accessories,.39 with in ad coupon, Limit 3
Silver Icicles 2000ct
Ornament Hooks 150ct
= .39 ea

Good Fillers:
Holiday Gift Bags or Sacks 8/$1.00 with in ad coupon, Limit 8
= .12 ea

Holiday Plastic Tumblers 6/$1.00 with 81 ad coupon, Limit 12
= .16 ea

Royal Gelatin 5/$1.00 with in ad coupon, Limit 5
= .20 ea