Thursday, February 3, 2011

MyBlogSpark Big G Whole Grain Cereal Prize Pack Giveaway

According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings – a shocking statistic.

With many Americans making New Year’s Resolutions to live healthier, it’s never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste. Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.

Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can’t be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It’s the “whole grain package” that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.

To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:
  1. Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council
  2. Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list
Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.

General Mills through MyBlogSpark provided this information and has been generous enough to offer a prize pack to me and one of my readers. I received a pack two days ago in the mail, which I was pretty excited about because I love free things! Enter this giveaway for a chance to win the following items:
  • VIP coupon Good for one Big G Cereal
  • Cereal on-the-go bowl Comes with a cooling top for keeping milk cold and separate until you're ready to eat, and an attached folding spoon for ultimate ease of taking cereal on the go. I'd been looking for something like this!
  • Lunch bag Nice size with insulation
  • Walking enthusiast kit Includes a sling pack, water bottle and pedometer
  • Digital jump rope My kids thought this was very cool

To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me what you do to incorporate more whole grain into your diet.

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The giveaway ends on Wednesday 2/9 at 11:59 PM EST, I will randomly pick a winner sometime on Thursday 2/10. Winners in US and Canada only. Good luck and thanks for entering!

Coupons.com Virus

I keep reading on couponing sites that there is a virus over at Coupons.com. I've been printing my coupons through Swagbucks and haven't noticed anything, but I'm not sure where the virus is coming from. You may want to avoid printing from Coupons.com and affiliated sites until the issue is cleared.

***Update: It seems like everyone who has been affected says a screen pops up that looks like your antivirus program telling you your computer is infected, and then if you proceed to download something to "remove" the infection, you actually become infected. If something like this pops up, close the window and make sure to scan with your legitimate antivirus program.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New link for Home Made Simple Coupon book


There's a new link for the Home Made Simple Organize in Style coupon book. Fill out the form and you should receive a book filled with P&G coupons. I just received my book from last time I requested one. My favorite coupon is for $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, which means free (nice) dish soap.

Watch Kroger's Facebook Page!


If you're not already, become a fan of Kroger on Facebook to see when they post new Game Day Greats Gridiron Giveaways. Yesterday you could load a coupon for a free 12-pc chicken wings to your card, today you could load a free party tray coupon. It appears the coupons need to be redeemed by 2/7. 

Also, check out the Kroger Game Day Great Sweepstakes for a daily chance to win free items loaded to your card.

Kroger 1/31-2/6



Most of the deals are similar to last week, the Game Day Promotion is still going on


Here are some highlights:

Juice, Bottled Water
Welch's 100% Grape Juice, $3.29
$2/1 HERE (Must fill out family profile)
$1.29

Dairy
Yoplait yogurt cups, $0.50
$0.50/8 or $0.40/6 from the 1/2 GM, $0.50/4 HERE
As low as $0.25 each

Meats
Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage, $3.99
$0.55/1 HERE
$2.89

Hillshire Farms Deli Select Lunchmeat, $3.00
$1/1 coupon HERE
Only $1.00!

Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage, Kielbasa, or Lit'l Smokies, $2.50
Several possible coupons from the 1/23 RP, including $1/2
As low as $1.50 each wyb 2

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Game Day Promotion. Buy 10 participating items, save $5.00. Prices listed reflect the $5 savings. For a full list of participating item (no prices) go HERE

Kraft Singles, $1.49
$1/1 Kraft 2% singles HERE
FREE!

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $0.99
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
Free, or $0.49 each. Ymmv since the coupons say DND, but last week the cashier doubled my cheese coupons, no problem.
Or, if you don't have the playbook, there's a $0.50/2 HERE, making them $0.49 each

Nestle Toll House ready to bake cookies, $2.00
$1/1 HERE
Free!

Ken's Salad Dressing, 16oz, $1.79
$1/1 from the 1/9 SS
FREE!

Jell-O, $0.99
$0.55/3 HERE
$0.63 each wyb3

Frank's RedHot Sauce, $1.99
$0.50/1 HERE (click on the coupon link, must register)
$0.99. There's also a $0.75/1 Frank's RedHot Thick Sauce, even cheaper if it's included

Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers, $1.99
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
$0.99 each wyb 2 if it doubles

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch meats, $2.79
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
$1.79 each wyb 2 if it doubles
*If Carving Board lunchmeats are available/included, there is a $1/1 HERE

Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium, or High Fiber Soup, $0.99
$1/4 from the 10/3, 12/5, or 1/2 GM, the 1/16 SS, or HERE
$0.49 each wyb 4

Silk Pure Almond Milk, $1.99
$1/1 from the 1/16 SS, or HERE (must register)
FREE

Hunt's Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce, $0.49
$0.45/3 from the 1/23 SS, $1/2 or $1/3 from the January '11 All You
As low as free

Heinz Ketchup, 40oz, $1.49

All Laundry Detergent, $3.49
$1/1 from the 1/16 SS
$1.49

New York Garlic Bread, $2.29
$0.50/1 from the 11/14 SS or the Feb '11 All You
$1.29

Kettle Brand Potato Chips, $1.49
$1/1 from the 1/30 RP
FREE!

Hormel Chili, $0.76
$0.55/2 HERE
$0.21 each wyb 2

Balance Bar, $0.50
$1/3 HERE
FREE!

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, $1.49
$0.75/2 or BOGO from the 1/30 RP
$0.75 each wyb 2

Ice Mountain Spring Water, 24 pk, $3.49
$1/1 HERE (Facebook, have to "like")
$1.49

Sunday, January 30, 2011

4 inserts in the 1/30 paper


This week there will be 4 coupon inserts: 2 Redplums, 1 Smartsource and 1 P&G. Check our Sunday Coupon Preview to see what coupons are expected.

I'm hoping this week is good, we haven't been getting any great coupons locally, lately.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Great Cellfire Promotion


If you have a Cellfire account, make sure you log on tomorrow (1/27) between 1:00 and 5:00 PM (EST) for a coupon worth $0.50, $1, $2, or $5 at Kroger. Last time they had a promotion like this (sometime before Christmas, I remember something Santa related), I won a $5 coupon. If you don't have an account yet, sign up now and register your Kroger Card. Tomorrow when you log in, you'll have to click on the coupon and load it to your card. Totally worth saving at least $0.50!

If you aren't familiar with Cellfire, "Cellfire offers digital coupons that can be saved directly onto your grocery club card from the web or your mobile phone." You need to register with your cell phone, but after that you can choose to load all of your coupons from your computer. It's nice to have another place to find e-coupons, and I love these promotions they do.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kroger 1/24-1/30


Here are some highlights of this week at Kroger

Macaroni and cheese, meal helpers, canned pasta
Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese, $2.50
$1/1 from the 1/16 SS
$0.50

Dairy
Yoplait yogurt cups, $0.50
$0.50/8 or $0.40/6 from the 1/2 GM, $0.50/4 HERE
As low as $0.25 each

Meats
Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage, $3.99
$0.55/1 HERE
$2.89

Amick Farms Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, $1.69/lb


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Game Day Promotion. But 10 participating items, save $5.00. Prices listed reflect the $5 savings.


Kraft Singles, $1.49
$1/1 Kraft 2% singles HERE
FREE!


Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $0.99
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
Free, or $0.49 each. Ymmv since the coupons say DND, but last week the cashier doubled my cheese coupons, no problem.
Or, if you don't have the playbook, there's a $0.50/2 HERE

Nestle Toll House ready to bake cookies, $2.29
$1/1 HERE
$0.29!


Ken's Salad Dressing, 16oz, $1.79
$1/1 from the 1/9 SS
FREE!


Jell-O, $0.99
$0.55/3 HERE
$0.63 each wyb3


Frank's RedHot Sauce, $1.99
$0.50/1 HERE (click on the coupon link, must register)
$0.99. There's also a $0.75/1 Frank's RedHot Thick Sauce, even cheaper if it's included


Uncle Ben's Rice, $1.49
$1/1 from the 1/9 RP
FREE!


Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers, $1.99
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
$0.99 each wyb 2 if it doubles


Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch meats, $2.79
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
$1.79 each wyb 2 if it doubles
*If Carving Board lunchmeats are available/included, there is a $1/1 HERE


Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium, or High Fiber Soup, $0.99
$1/4 from the 10/3, 12/5, or 1/2 GM, the 1/16 SS, or HERE
$0.50 each wyb 4


Silk Pure Almond Milk, $1.99
$1/1 from the 1/16 SS, or HERE (must register)
FREE


Hunt's Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce, $0.49
$0.45/3 from the 1/23 SS, $1/2 or $1/3 from the January '11 All You
As low as free

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Half off Thursdays


A great way to save money locally is to take advantage of Citadel Broadcasting's Half Off Thursdays. They generally offer gift certificates to local businesses for half off. This week the deal is a $50 gift certificate to Bay Street Station for $25. They've offered a wide variety of gift certificates, check it out every week to see what you can get, though there isn't always a new deal every week. In the past I've gotten a $50 certificate to Serenity Spa and Salon (yay for pampering within a budget!), and a $50 certificate to Meats and Mooore. The meat one was excellent, I was able to stock up on meat at half price.

These deals go live at 9:00 am on designated Thursdays. There's a limited number available, and the hot deals go quickly (within minutes) so you have to be fast. Let me know if you've gotten any great deals in the past.

Sunday (1/23) Coupon Preview

 Head on over to Sunday Coupon Preview to check out the coupons that we will possibly receive in the newspaper tomorrow.

There will be one Smartsource insert and one Redplum insert. I noticed that there should be some Ronzini coupons in the SS, I sure hope so, I'm running "low" on free pasta!

How I spent my $20 Amazon card

Since I'm a member of Amazon Mom I get a 15% discount on select diapers (and wipes), plus an extra 15% off for signing up for Subscribe and Save (a program that automatically ships more product to you as often as you sign up for.) So I got this 120 count, size 5 case of diapers for $22.63, shipped. I used my $20 giftcard (that I only spent $10 on) and only spent and additional $2.63 OOP. That's a great price. Even if I hadn't had the giftcard, the pricing is good, especially for not having to step out of my house to buy them.

And, you can cancel the Subscribe and Save option at any time, it's not a commitment. Then next time you need more diapers, you can do the whole thing all over again.

I think Amazon Mom is a great program for any parent to sign up for if you buy brand name diapers or wipes. One of the best parts is that you are automatically signed up for Amazon Prime for free, and qualifying purchases extend the free period. Amazon Prime gives you free 2 day shipping on eligible items (I think it's just the items that ship from Amazon, which most products do.) I usually use free super saver shipping for items, but this is faster and you don't need a $25 minimum. I don't know why I didn't sign up for this sooner!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Living Social: $20 Amazon gift card for $10!



The Living Social deal of the day is a $20 Amazon.com gift card for only $10. Plus, if you buy one, you have the option to share the deal with friends. If 3 friends buy from your link, you get it for free!

I love Amazon.com. I have done much of my Christmas shopping through Amazon, and I've recently discovered Amazon Mom. Amazon Mom is a program for parents, and gives you the opportunity to buy the products you need at a discount. Plus you get a free trial of Amazon Prime, with the option of extending the free trial with qualifying purchases. Amazon Prime gives you free 2 day shipping on most orders! Diapers are the big thing, and I'm about to buy my first pack of diapers through the program. The $10 I'm saving by buying this gift card is awesome!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Game Day Playbook


When you're out shopping, be on the lookout for Guy's Game Day Playbook, a little booklet with recipes and coupons in the back! Inside you'll find:

$1/1 Velveeta 1lb or larger AND 1 can Rotel
$1/2 Packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese
$1/2 Nabisco snack crackers
$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel chunk cheese
$1/2 packages Oscar Mayer deli fresh meats

I found mine near the front of Kroger, near the books, on a large display holding Nabisco crackers. I've also heard these were available at Meijer, I wouldn't be surprised to catch them at Walmart either.

I always make a habit of picking up booklets I see in the store to check for coupons; I almost skipped this one, then I saw the note on top stating $5 in savings.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Need floss?

I was browsing Smartsource and Coupons.com and both sites have coupons for $1/1 Reach floss and $2/2 Reach toothbrushes. Kroger has the floss regularly priced at $1.49, so free with coupon. And if you don't mind cheap toothbrushes, Reach toothbrushes are frequently priced for just a dollar at various stores. If you like the slightly nicer toothbrushes, the drugstores frequently have deals where you can get them for cheap to free with this coupon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kroger Special K deal


This week when you buy 4 Kashi Go Lean, select Kellogg's cereals, or Select Kellogg's snack bars at $2.99 each, you can get 3 free half gallons of Kroger milk, lemonade, apple juice or Turkey Hill tea. Go here to get a BOGO Special K cereal coupon, and print it twice. Use the two coupons (note that the free box can only be Original or Multigrain Oats & Honey). So you'll be paying $6 for 4 boxes of cereal and a gallon and a half of milk, juice, etc. Not a bad deal if you like Special K, as this cereal is rarely cheap. At least not the Red Berries variety that my family loves!