Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Little Stop at a Local Market

On Monday, I had the day off work, so after dropping off the kid, I made my way over to Starbucks [It was double points day, and I had racked up a nice amount on my card due to their latest promos (Visa Checkout).]  Satisfied with my coffee and pastry choice, I was about to head home... then I thought "It's my day off- I can do whatever I want!"  Well, until school got out at least.

We have a few Halal markets in the area, but Red Tomatoes is my preferred store.  There is something about a hole in the wall, frequented by locals, privately owned place.  They are almost always small and quiet, sometimes a bit dark.  But the things you can find are amazing!  If you ever can't find a specific ingredient for a recipe and it's not in your favorite supermarket (which is unlikely this day in age) look for an ethnic store nearby.

Of course, the produce prices are what really get me.  Any time I go into Red Tomatoes I can find great deals (comparable to Sprouts.)  I use my app rebates that aren't store specific, think Checkout51 and Mobisave, to save even more.
My favorite item on this particular trip was the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil on sale for just $2.99.  An especially good find cause I'm almost out!  The pickles were also on sale, and for just $0.99- a definite buy.  DB is all about trying new pickles, so these were a perfect little treat to get him.  As for the mango jam, it was $1.99, and is intended to go with peanut butter into the kiddos sandwiches.  And most likely will make it onto my toast as well.

So never be afraid to venture into an unknown market.  You never know what you'll find!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Shopping Trip: Ralphs 8/24

Hey there!  When is the last time I actually blogged a shopping trip?  Pretty long while.  I do try to share with my coupon buddies on Facebook, and have started to post more on Instagram, so be sure to check that out.
Here's my spur of the moment trip to Ralphs (I had the afternoon off.)

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The $5/$15 meat coupon somehow triggered.  I never really know which refrigerated items may count...
Simple Truth chicken drumsticks $3.88 - $1.50/1 EQ
Pork cutlets $4.45
Chicken filets $2.75
(Items I assume counted towards the EQ)
Lunchables, clearance $0.99 ea.
Hot Dogs, clearance $1.99

Udon noodles, clearance $1.99
Method detergent, clearance $5.99
Gevalia Iced Coffee, clearance $2.77
Cake Mix, clearance $0.99
Mike&Ike/Hot Tamale mix, clearance $0.25 ea.

Yoplait yogurt, Friday Freebie $0
Shredded Cheese $0.99 wyb 3 = $2.97 - $0.25 ibotta
Kroger frozen veg $1 ea. - $0.50/2 EQ = $1.50/2
Just Water $0.88 ea. +CRV - $0.25 EQ = $2.39 - $1/3 ibotta
Powerade $0.88
Hot Dog & Hamburger Buns $0.49 ea. *this was sale price, too good to pass up
Organic can beans $1 ea.
Hubert's Lemonade $1.25 +CRV
Organic Soy Milk $1.99
Ramen $0.25 ea.
Ice Cream pint $1
Wet Naps $1.99 - $0.25/1 peelie

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shopping Trip

It has been so long since I have done a shopping post.  Here we go...

Method Target Run
Laundry Detergent $12.99 (I also got one last week, same deal.)
- $3/1 MQ (from PINCHme box) = $9.99 OOP
- $3 Checkout51 rebate & $2 ibotta rebate = $4.99
Body Wash $4.99
- 5% CW = $4.74 OOP
- $1 Checkout51 rebate & $1 ibotta rebate = $2.74
Dish Soap $2.99
- $1 Checkout51 rebate & $1 ibotta rebate = $0.99
Hand Soap $2.99
- $1 Checkout51 rebate & $1 ibotta rebate = $0.99
Antibac Cleaner $2.99
- $1 Checkout51 rebate & $1 ibotta rebate $0.99
Air Freshener $3.99
- $1/1 Target Q (someone left the Q, so I got it!) $2.99

Sprouts Produce Run
We went just to pick up some apples, hah, jokes on me right?  This was about $19 OOP, got $3.20 in rebates.
Organic pinata apples $0.98 lb.
- $0.25 Checkout51
Organic rainbow carrots (2lbs.) $1.50
Organic green kale $0.98
Bananas $1.94
- $0.20 ibotta
- $0.25 Shrink
Bell peppers $0.33 each
Pears $0.33 lb.
Black Forest Ham $3.15
Aronia berry juice, clearance $1.99
Turkey Jerky, clearance $0.99
i heart keenwah Clusters, clearance $0.99
- $1.25 BerryCart
- $1.25 Snap
Used bag credit (2) 
- $0.10

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Target Run

[Yes, I have a couponing Instagram! Follow me @BakerLoveTare

Here are some deals I've gotten at Target since last Sunday :D

Gevalia Iced Coffee $1.99 - FREE Q from Pinchme (-$2.49); Get $1 from Snap = $1.50 MM
Gold Peak Tea $1 - 20% CW; $1 ibotta = $0.20 MM
Starbucks Iced Coffee $1.99 - 20% CW; $1 ibotta = $0.59
Suja cold press Juice $3.99 - $1.50/1 printable; 25% off CW = $1.49
Honest Kids (juice pouches) $3.69 - $0.75/1 printable; Get $1 ibotta = $1.94
Annie's Cookie Bites $2 - $0.75/1 printable = $1.25
Nutella & Go packs $1.49 - BOGOFree printable = $1.49/2
Udi's frozen entrees $4.49 - $2/1 printable; 10% CW = $2.04
Red Baron Pizzas $2.50 - $1.50/2 Target Mobile Q; $1/2 printable = $2.50/2
Bounty Basics P.Towels $0.97 - $0.50/1 printable; 10% CW = $0.37
And we all know the Coke brand 12 pack deal:
Buy 3/$10; 35% CW; I had (2) $1/2 peelies so.. = $7.73 for four!

Also lots of good finds on clearance... I got myself some clothing with the 20% CW, the kiddo found a camping theme placemat and scored on some t-shirts w/the 20% CW, and my hunny and I both got a cold drink glasses for iced coffee (see photo).
And don't forget the $10 off any jeans you try on deal!

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

A tried and true way to cooking them just right!

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  1. Place eggs in medium pan, fill with enough cold water to cover by an inch.
  2. On medium heat, bring to a boil, uncovered. 
  3. Once the water comes to a boil, cover, and remove from heat.
  4. Let sit 10-12 minutes for hard boiled eggs; 15 mins for very hard boiled; 8-10 mins for soft boiled; 6 mins for soft runny yolks.
  5. Next, get those eggs into very cold water. I like to rinse them with cold tap, fill the pan back up a few inches and add ice.
  6. Last, peel and enjoy! Keep them happy in the fridge for a few days.