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I’m guessing there’s going to be lots of milk bought this week with it being on sale at lots of places!  Want to put the rest of your sale prices to good work?  Try this week’s menu!

Main Dishes 

  • Baked Potato Soup – I’m one of those people that think soup is an all-year kind of food.  Especially this one that uses milk as a main ingredient!
  • English Muffin Pizzas – Hy-Vee has these on sale, but think outside of breakfast.  Put some pizza sauce, pepperoni or ground beef and cheese on English muffins.  Just bake them for 10-15 minutes and you have little pizzas!
  • Veggie Enchiladas – With veggies on sale just about anywhere, this would be a good time to do something a little different with enchiladas (at least, it’d be different for me!)
  • Cheeseburgers – Might seem kind of boring, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that school is about to go back into session – let’s take advantage of summer while we got it!
  • Grilled Pork Chops – this is the only way that I make pork chops.  This isn’t the Shake N Bake that you might have had as a kid – it’s even easier!
  • One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta – With ground turkey on sale, maybe experiment using turkey instead of beef in some recipes.  For this recipe, she started with turkey and it looks easy and wonderful!
  • I said last week that I wanted to try these Sausage & Veggie Packets since smoked sausage was on sale.  I tried them.  I LOVE THEM!  I made it a little different than the original recipe, but that’s simply because I chose veggies that I like more or that I had on hand.  You can mix and match as well.  We will definitely make this again!  They say that it feeds 4 people, but I think it’s more like 3, so definitely double it if you’re feeding a large family.

    I prepped my packets in the middle of the afternoon, then grilled them a few hours later.  It made dinner prep super easy!

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    Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets
    Inspired by Taste of Home

    Ingredients
    1/2 pound Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    2 medium zucchini, sliced
    2 medium tomatoes, sliced (or a pint of cherry tomatoes)
    1 pint of mushrooms
    1 red pepper
    1/2 large onion, sliced
    1/4 cup olive oil (or melted butter)
    1 envelope onion soup mix
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Divide between two pieces of double-layered heavy-duty foil (about 12-in. square). Fold foil around sausage mixture and seal tightly.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.

    Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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    In a interesting series of events, I will be running two 5K races this fall and I am NOT currently a runner. First, I was approached by Spartan Races and agreeed to run the Lincoln race on November 21 with my husband. Then, I entered a Live Well Nebraska Contest and won an entry for the 5K race of the Omaha Marathon ! As part of my winnings, I will receive weekly training calls from HITS Endurance Coach, Mark. Since he will be calling me each week with a new training schedule I have accountability for my training. The first race is September 21, so I have plenty of time to train, but I have to start now. I invite you to join me on this journey.

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    WHAT THE CHALLENGE MEANS TO ME
    Now, for some of you a 5K is no big deal, but for me, it’s alot of work. My kids are 8, 5 and 3, I had surgery in October and will turn 35 in a few months. I’ve always been active, having been Active Duty Navy for most of my 20′s, but my fitness routine has taken the backburner to my kids and my business. With three young kids, it seems like I’m always on the go and don’t always make time to fit exercise into my day. I’ve learned I have to schedule it and make it a priority. The dishes will wait. The laundry will wait. The kids can work out with me and they do. I need to make my own health important in my life.

    MY PERSONAL GOALS
    My main goal for the 5K challenge is to be healthy, however, if I lose weight along the way I won’t complain. We already eat healthy, balanced meals, but I need to ditch my candy stash or let my kids devour it. I should also quit smoking and that will be my next major change. I will keep you updated with any weight loss results and regular pictures. I personally find weight loss journeys fascinating, so I decided to share my journey with you (I didn’t even lie about my weight, though I really, really wanted to lie.)

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    MY TRAINING SCHEDULE
    This is my training schedule from my professional endurance coach for week one for beginner runners who want to train for a 5k. I just finished my day 1 workout and I feel pretty good. I didn’t pass out, so that’s a good sign. Feel free to train with me each week. I will get a new training schedule on Monday and will post it for you to follow.

    Day 1: Easy jog for 10 minutes
    4 laps on track, fast run on straightaways and walk on curves
    Walk to cooldown for 5-10 minutes
    Day 2: 30 minute hilly walk (the Omaha Zoo would be perfect)
    Day 3: Repeat Day 1
    Day 4/5: Walk/Run for 1 hour total on one of those days and take the other day off
    Day 6: Strength training of choice for 30 minutes

    Are you going to join me in this 5K challenge? Please leave a comment and let me know so we can support each other.

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    Here are the grocery deals and loss leaders for the Omaha Metro area:

    Note: All deals considered stock up prices after coupon and store savings will be highlighted in red. Here is a full list of stockpile prices.

    Abbreviations:
    P&G = Proctor & Gamble insert
    SS = Smartsource insert
    RP = RedPlum insert

    ALDI

    Fit & Active turkey franks, 16 oz $1.29
    Northern Catch pink salmon, 14.75 oz $2.39
    Green peppers, 20 oz 3 ct pack $0.99
    Mushrooms, 8 oz $0.99
    Organic baby carrots, 16 oz $0.99
    Organic grape tomatoes, 10 oz $2.49
    Seedless watermelon $3.99
    Sweet corn, 4 ct pack $0.99
    Sweet onions $0.99/2-lb bag or $0.50/lb
    Zucchini, 3 ct pack $0.99
    Fit & Active cream of chicken or mushroom soup, 10.5 oz $0.79
    Fit & Active multigrain waffles, 12.3 oz $1.29
    Fit & Active nonfat yogurt, 6 oz $0.39
    Fit & Active nonfat yogurt, plain or vanilla, 32 oz $1.69
    Friendly Farms lowfat yogurt, 6 oz $0.39
    Season’s Choice steamable broccoli florets or california medley, 12 oz $0.99

    BAKER’S
    73% lean ground beef, sold in 5 lb roll $2.49/lb
    Bar-S franks, 16 oz $1.00
    Boneless pork sirloin roast, sold whole in bag $1.99
    Heritage Farm ground beef patties, frozen, 3 lb $7.99
    Kroger bacon, 16 oz $3.99
    Oscar Mayer bologna, 12 oz $1.00
    USDA Choice boneless charcoal steak or arm roast, Buy One get one free
    Cantaloupe $1.99 each
    Organic kale, bunch $0.99
    Organic red or green seedless grapes $1.99/lb
    Romaine or red or green leaf lettuce $0.99
    Yellow peaches $0.99/lb
    Angel Soft bath tissues, 4 regular rolls $1.00
    Armour lunchmakers, 2.5-2.9 oz $1.00
    Barilla pasta, 12-16 oz $1.00
    Barilla pasta sauce, 24 oz $1.67
    Betty Crocker hamburger, chicken or tuna helper, 4.7-12.2 oz $0.89 ($0.50 Baker’s digital coupon, $0.50 Saving Star credit = 1 box FREE after SavingStar credit)
    Brawny paper towels, 1 rolls $1.00
    Chef Boyardee pasta, 7.5-15 oz $1.00 ($0.50/4 coupon from 6/15/14 SS = $0.88 each)
    Crayola crayons, limit 4 $0.59
    Del Monte fruit 14.5-15.25 oz cn or vegetables 11-15.25 oz can $1.00
    Fanta, Pepsi or 7UP, 2 liter bottles $1.00
    Healthy Choice entrees, 9-12.5 oz $1.88 ($1/4 printable coupon = $1.63 each)
    Hi-C 10 pack 5.98-6.75 oz boxes $1.67
    Horizon classic macaroni & cheese, 6 oz $1.00 ($0.55 printable coupon or $0.55 Baker’s digital coupon = $0.45)
    International Delight creamer, 32 oz $2.69 ($1/2 printable coupon = $2.19 each)
    International Delight iced coffee, 64 oz $2.69 ($1 printable coupon or $0.80 Baker’s digital coupon = as low as $1.69)
    Kraft string cheese, 9-12 oz $3.50
    Lay’s potato chips, 9.5-10 oz or Kettle Cooked chips, 7-8.5 oz $2.00 when you buy 2
    Lever soap, 2 ct bar $1.00
    Marie Callendar’s entrees, 12-19 oz $1.88
    Mom’s Best naturals cereals, 11.5-16.5 oz $2.00
    Nabisco snack crackers, 3.5-9.1 or Ritz 8.8-12.7 oz $1.99
    Oscar Mayer P3 protein snacks, 2 oz $1.67 ($1/2 printable coupon = $1.17 each)
    Office Works pencils, 10 ct $0.49
    Oxford two pocket portfolios, with or without tangs $0.15
    Palmolive dish detergent, liquid 25 oz $1.99
    Pepperidge Farms goldfish, 6.6 oz $1.67
    Pillsbury cinnamon, crescent or Grands rolls, 4-5 ct or Grands jr 10 ct $1.00
    Post cereal, 10.5-14.75 oz $1.99
    p$$t granulated sugar, 4 lb $1.49
    Pumpkin pie, 8″ $2.99
    Quaker chewy granola bars, 5-8 ct $2.00
    Quaker poppped rice snacks, 3-3.5 oz $1.00
    Red Baron pizza, 8.8-22.95 or slices 2 ct $2.99 ($1/2 singles printable coupon = as low as $2.49 each)
    Rotella bread, 16-17 oz $1.00
    Suave naturals shampoo or conditioner, 12 oz $1.00 ($0.50 printable coupon = $0.50)
    Tide laundry detergent, liquid 100 oz $9.99 ($1.50 printable coupon, $0.50, $1/2 or $2/3 coupon from 7/6/14 P&G, $0.50 Baker’s digital coupon , $10 mail-in rebate when you spend $30 = as low as $8.49 plus mail-in-rebate savings)
    Top Flight spiral notebook, limit 10 $0.19
    Big K soda 12 pack cans $2.25 each when you buy 4
    Dillon’s milk, Vit D, 2%, 1% or skim or Turkey Hill tea 1/2 gallon, limit 10 with $10 additional purchase $1.00
    Kroger fruit snacks, 6 ct $1.00
    Kroger peanut butter, 15-16 oz $1.67
    Kroger salad dressing 16 oz $1.67
    Kroger sour cream or dip, 16 oz or cream cheese, 8 oz $1.00
    Kroger string cheese, 10-12 oz $3.50
    Kroger tortilla chips, 10 oz $1.00
    Kroger tortillas, 10 ct $1.00

    BAG’N SAVE & NO FRILLS SUPERMARKETS
    80% lean ground beef, sold in 5 lb tube $2.99/lb
    Armour meatballs, 14 oz $2.50
    Eckrich smoked sausage, 13-14 oz $2.49 ($1 printable coupon, $0.55 printable coupon or from 6/29/14 RP = as low as $1.49)
    Festive frozen turkey breast, $1.49/lb
    Farmland bone-in country style ribs $1.99/lb
    Honeysuckle 93% lean ground turkey, regular or Italian, 1.2 lb $3.79
    Our Family bacon, 16 oz $3.99
    Bartlett pears $1.49/lb
    Grimmway Farms baby peeled carrots, 2 lb $2.49
    Limes $0.33 each
    7Up or Dr Pepper, 12 pack 12 oz cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles, limit 4 $2.25
    Angel Soft bath tissue, 12 pack double rolls $4.99 ($0.55 printable coupon = $4.44)
    Birds eye steamfresh vegetables, 10-16 oz $0.98
    Kellogg’s pop tarts, 8 ct $1.98 ($1/3 printable coupon = $1.65 each)
    Kraft salad dressing, 8 oz $1.00
    Snuggle or all fabric softener, 32 oz $3.49 ($2/2 all printable coupon = as low as $2.49 each)
    Schweppes, Crush, Sierra Mist, Mug or Lipton Brisk, 2 liter bottle $0.98
    Starkist chunk light tuna, 5 oz $0.77
    VO5 shampoo or conditioner, 12.5 oz $0.79 ($1/4 printable coupon = $0.54 each)
    Our Family apple sauce, 6 pack $1.50
    Our Family BBQ sauce, 18 oz $0.97
    Our Family diced chilies, 4-7 oz or enchilada sacue, 10 oz $0.99
    Our Family eggs, dozen, limit 2 $0.99
    Our Family ibuprofen, 24 ct $1.50
    Our Family jumbo ice cream cones, 12 ct $1.29
    Our Family ketchup, 20-24 oz $0.79
    Our Family lemonade or limeade, 12 oz $0.99
    Our Family mandarin oranges, 16 oz $0.99
    Our Family mushrooms, 8 oz can $0.99
    Our Family refried beans, 16 oz $0.77
    Our Family taco shells, 12 ct $1.25
    Our Family taco sauce, 16 oz $1.99 ($0.80 printable coupon = $1.19)
    Our Family Texas toast, 12-16 oz $1.78
    Our Family toothbrushes, 1 ct $1.00
    Our Family white bread, 16 oz $0.99
    Our Family yogurt, 32 oz $1.99
    ***FREE Backpack when you purchase ANY 8 Our Family items (check in-store for coupon)***

    FAREWAY
    Broccoli crowns $1.28/lb
    Celery $0.99 each
    Eggplant $0.99 each
    Kale $0.99/bunch
    Red onions $0.79/lb
    Banquet dinners, $0.90
    Dreamfield pasta, 10-13.25 oz $1.69 ($1 printable coupon = $0.69)
    Hiland lemonade, 1/2 gallon $1.19
    Kool Aid envelopes $0.10
    Fareway cottage cheese, 12 oz $0.99
    Fareway corn, peas or green beans cans, excludes no salt, $0.50
    Fareway ice cream, 4.25 liter pail $4.99
    Fareway ricotta cheese, 15 oz $1.89

    HY-VEE
    Bar-S jumbo franks, bologna or cotto salami, 12-16 oz $1.25 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Dole classic icerberg, 12 oz or classic coleslaw 14 oz $0.88
    Green onions $0.59/bunch
    Grimmway Farms baby carrots, 16 oz $1.28 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Red peppers $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Strawberries, 2 lb $2.98
    California pizza kitchen pizza, 11.9-34.2 oz $5.00
    Coke products, 12 pack cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles, limit 3 $3.00 (3/$9.00 with in-ad coupon)
    Colgate toothpaste, 5.98 oz $0.99 ($0.50 coupon from 7/13/14 SS – expires 7/26 = $0.49)
    Colgate toothbrush or wisp 4 ct $0.99
    Crystal Light drink mix, makes 10-12 quarts $2.00 ($1 printable coupon = $1.00)
    Dannon Light & Fit yogurt, 4 ct $1.67 ($1 printable coupon = $0.67)
    Dial hand soap, 7.5 oz $1.00
    DiGiorno pizza, 11.9-34.2 oz $5.00
    Downy Unstoppables, Gain Fireworks or Bounce Bursts, 13.2 oz $6.88 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver, $2, $3/2, $2.50/2 and $1 coupon from 7/6/14 P&G = as low as $4.88)
    Freschetta pizza, 14.54-30.09 $4.99
    Gatorade, 32 oz, Prime 4 oz or energy chews, 1 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Glade plugins scented oil refills, 1.34 oz $4.88 ($0.03/gallon Fuel Saver, $0.75 printable coupon or 7/13/14 SS = $4.13)
    Keebler Town house or club crackers, 9.2-16 oz
    Kellogg’s cereal, 9.63-15 oz $1.67 ($0.50 and $1/2 printable coupons here with Kellogg’s rewards points = $1.17 each)
    Nabisco Wheat thins, ritz toasted chips, wheat thins popped or Chips Ahoy! 5.5-13 oz $1.98
    Oscar Mayer lunchables, 2.25-4.4 oz $1.00
    Purex laundry detergent 128, 150 oz or 54 ct Ultrapacks $6.48
    Yoplait Greek yogurt, 5.3 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver, $1/5 printable coupon or from 6/8/14 SS and $1/5 SavingStar credit = as low as $0.67 each after Saving Star credit)
    Hy-Vee English muffins, original or sourdough, 6 ct $1.00
    Hy-Vee grade A large eggs, 18 ct $1.88
    Hy-Vee ice cream, 1.75 quart square, limit 2 $1.48
    Hy-Vee napkins, 120 ct $1.28 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee pop, 12 pack 12 oz cans $2.50 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee potato chips, 11-12.25 oz $1.67 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee refrigerated tea, sweet unsweetened or diet, 59 oz $1.88 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee split top bread, white or wheat 24 oz $1.58 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Hy-Vee sweet or dill relish, 10 oz $1.38 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Midwest Country Fare aluminum foil, 25 sq ft $0.88 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)

    ***Hy-Vee 4 Day Sale, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Only***
    Coca-Cola 2 liter soda, limit 2 $0.88 (with in-ad coupon)
    Fritos or Cheetos, 8-9.75 oz, limit 2 $1.88 (with in-ad coupon)
    Hiland Milk, skim, 1%, 2% gallon, limit 2 $1.98 (with in-ad coupon)
    Sara Lee whole grain white bread, 20 oz, limit 1 $0.88 (with in-ad coupon)
    Totino’s party pizaa, 9.8-10.9 oz, limit 10 $0.80 (10/$8.00 with in-ad coupn)

    ***Hy-Vee Only Deal***
    Free lunchbag ($5.99 value) with purchase of all three of the following items and in-ad coupon:
    Oscar Mayer deli fresh lunchmeat or chicken strips, 5.5-9oz $3.49
    Kraft Miracle Whip or mayo, 12 oz $2.48
    Kraft sliced natural cheese, 7-8 oz $2.99

    ***Hy-Vee Only Deal***
    Free backpack ($12.99 value) with purchase of 4 mix and match items and in-ad coupon. Participating items include:
    Aquafina purified drinking water, 24 ct 16.9 oz $3.99
    Frito Lay ready to go snacks, 5-12.2 oz $3.50
    Frito Lay variety pack 20 ct 18 or 20 oz $6.48
    Frito Lay variety pack, classic mix or flavor mix 32 ct
    Gatorade, 6 ct 12 oz $3.00
    Jack Link’s matador jerky, 3 oz $4.99 ($0.05/gallon Fuel Saver)
    Lipton tea, 12 ct 16.9 oz ro 6 ct 18.5 oz $5.00
    Propel 6 ct 16.9 oz $3.00
    Starbucks frappuccino, iced coffee or refreshers, 4 ct 6.5-11 oz $5.00

    SUPER SAVER
    93% lean ground beef $3.97/lb
    Boneless Angus beef sirloin steak, value pack $4.97/lb
    Boneless Angus beef top round roast $3.47/lb
    Boneless angus beef top round steak, value pack $3.97/lb
    Farmland jumbo franks, 16 oz $0.98
    Farmland pork butt roast $2.47/lb
    Pilgrim’s chicken leg quarters $0.87/lb
    Braeburn apples $1.38/lb
    Fresh Express lettuce mix, Iceberg garden, shreds or green leaf shreds, 4.5-12 oz $1.00
    On Vine tomatoes $1.29/lb
    Seedless green grapes $1.16/lb
    Betty Crocker cake mix, 15.25-16.25 oz $0.98
    Blue Bunny premium ice cream, 1.75 qt $2.98
    Malt O meal cereal, marshmallow mateys, frosted mini spooners, cinnamon toasters or golden puffs, 23-36 oz $1.98
    Pepsi products, 6 pack 1/2 liter bottle $2.48
    Village Hearth classic buns, 8 ct $1.50 ($0.55 printable coupon = $0.95)
    Best Choice large eggs, 18 pack $1.88

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    Save 51% off a Sam’s Club membership package at Groupon

    For only $45 you will receive:
    - One Year Sam’s Club Membership (a $45 value)
    - $20 Gift Card
    - Four fresh food vouchers redeemable through October 27,2014 (a $26.73 value), including FREE sliced oven turkey, ciabatta rolls, black bean five layer dip and a 10″ apple pie
    - Bonus $80 in coupons

    The total value of this deal is $91.23! You have until October 27 to redeem this deal and it’s for new members only. This is the time to buy a Sam’s membership if you are considering joining!


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    Walgreen’s Deal 7/20/14 – 7/26/14

    Walgreens

    Here are the freebies and good deals I found in this week’s Walgreen’s advertisement.

    Want to learn how to save at Walgreen’s? Check out this guide to shopping with coupons at Walgreen’s.

    FREEBIES
    Puracyn wound and skin care solution, 4 oz $10
    - $10 register reward
    = FREE

    Reach complete care triple angle, advanced design or total care toothbrushes, single or 2 pack $2.99
    - $2 register reward
    - $1 single toothbrush coupon from 5/4/14 SS
    - $2 2 pack coupon from 5/4/14 SS
    = Better than FREE for 2 packs

    Virmax male enhancement supplement, 20 ct $9.00
    - $9 register reward
    = FREE

    GOOD DEALS
    Ajax dish liquid, 14 oz, limit 3 $0.99

    Almay mascara or eye makeup remover $5.99
    - $3 register rewards
    = $2.99

    Altoids smalls, Wrigley’s or Extra 15 piece gum or Trident or Dentyne 16 piece gum $0.69

    Backpacks or bags, single or 2 pack $2.99

    Bic Pens round stic grip, 8 pk or Velocity retractable gel, 2 pack, limit 2 $0.99

    Binder, 1 inch $0.69

    Butterball bacon, 6 oz $1.29
    - $1.00 printable coupon or here
    - $0.75 printable coupon
    - $0.55 coupon from 6/29/14 SS
    - $0.65 coupon from All You magazine May ’14
    = as low as $0.29

    Capri Sun, 10 pack 2/$4.00
    + 2,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy two
    = $1.00 each

    Composition book, 80 sheets $0.69

    Elmer’s glue school 4 oz or stick 2 pack, limit 4 $0.49

    Gatorade, 20 oz 6/$6.00
    + 1,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy 6
    = 6/$5.00

    Glade air fresheners 2/$5.50
    - $1.50 register reward when you buy 2
    - $1 printable coupon
    - $0.55 jar candle coupon or 7/13/14 SS
    - $0.55 wax melts coupon or 7/13/14 SS
    - $1 cash back for wax melts or $0.50 for jar candle from Checkout 51 – ends Wednesday
    = as low as $1 each

    Jennie-O franks, 5 pack $1.29

    Mars candy, 1.14-2.17 oz, limit 4 2/$1.00

    Milk, gallon, limit 2 $2.99

    Nature Made vitamins, Buy One Get One Free
    + 5,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy 4
    - $1 select vitamins printable coupon

    Oral-B select toothbrushes, Scope mouthwash, 25.4 oz, Crest toothpaste 5.8-6.2 oz or Pro-Health mouthwash, 16.9 oz 3/$9.00
    - $4 register reward when you buy 3
    - $0.50, $1/2 or $2/3 toothpaste coupon from 7/6/14 P&G
    - $0.75 select toothbrushes from 7/6/14 P&G
    - $1.50/2 toothbrushes printable coupon
    = as low as 3/$2.00

    Plastic suplies box $0.69

    Pringles, 5.32-6.41 oz, limit 3 3/$4.00

    Single sharpie markers $0.69

    Sunny Smile paper plate, 72 pack 6 or 9 inch $0.99

    Sunny Smile paper towels or bath tissue, single rolls, limit 10 10/$5.00

    Wexford No 2 pencils, 20 pack $0.69

    Wexford flexible protractor or 3×5 index cards, 100 pack, limit 4 $0.29

    Wexford index tab dividers, 5 pk or sheet protectors, 10 pack, limit 4 2/$1.00

    Wexford mini highlighter, erasers pink 2 pk or cap 15 pack, limit 4 4/$1.00

    PHOTO DEALS
    30% off Photo orders w/ code ALL4YOU 35% off Photo orders of $35+ w/ code 35THIRTYFIVE 20% off Wall Decor w/ code WALLDEAL20 41% Off 4×6 Prints w/ code 4X6FORTYONE
    ONLINE DEALS
    Spend $50+ Online, Get 10,000 Balance Rewards points – a $10 value! Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on Maybelline Cosmetics Nova Transport Chair $89.99 – a $60 savings! Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on Almay Cosmetics

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    Back to School Deals 7/20/14 – 7/26/14

    It’s less than a month before school starts, so it’s time to start shopping for back to school. Note: These prices are from the Omaha area advertisements and are valid through July 26, 2014. Happy Shopping!

    BACK TO SCHOOL

    KMART
    Limit 5 of the following items AFTER $5 minimum purchase:
    70-ct notebooks $0.10
    2-pocket paper ports $0.10
    8 ct pencils $0.10

    MENARDS
    1-subject notebook, 70 page wide or college ruled $0.89 with $0.89 rebate, limit 10 = FREE
    Pens 10 pack blue or black $0.89 with $0.89 rebate, limit 10 = FREE
    12″ soft touch ruler $0.39
    Crayons, 24 pack $0.39
    5″ scissors pointed or blunt tip $0.39
    Glue sticks, 3 pack $0.39
    Glue 4 oz $0.39
    Pencil sharpener $0.39
    Twin pocket folder $0.39
    Pencil box $0.39
    3″x5″ index cards, 100 count $0.39
    #2 mechanical pencils, 8 ct $0.59
    Retractable pens, 3 pack blue or black $0.59
    Mechanical pencil refill $0.59
    Correction tape $0.59
    7″ scissors $0.59
    Highlighters, 4 pack $0.59
    Dry Erase markers, 3 pack $0.59
    Permanent markers, 4 pack $0.59
    Plastic storage box $0.59
    Mesh pencil pouch $0.59
    Post-it notes, 3″x3″ $0.59
    Paper clips, 100 count $0.59
    Mini stapler and staples $0.59
    Protractor and compass kit $0.59
    Water color paint set $0.59
    5-tab dividers $0.59
    Book cover $0.59
    Plastic twin pocket folders $0.59
    Colored pencils 12 ct $0.79
    Kid’s washable markers $0.79
    1″ – 3 ring binder $0.79
    Calculator $0.79
    3-subject notebook, 120 page wide ruled $0.79
    Highlighters, 3 pack $0.79
    3-hole punch $6.97 with $5.00 rebate, limit 2 = $1.97
    Basic backpack $6.99 with $4.00 rebate, limit 10 = $2.99
    Deluxe multi-pocket backpack, ladies tote bag, messenger bar or sling bag cinch sack $6.99
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    Lots of meat is on sale this week – stock up those freezers!

    Main Dishes

  • Chicken Tacos – We had these this week and I used the leftover chicken in a small pan of chicken and green chile enchiladas and for chicken nachos.  If I would have had more leftovers, I would’ve tried to make a chicken version of taco soup!  I love it when you can make 3-4 meals out of 2 pounds of chicken.  It saves money, for sure, but it also saves time!
  • Sausage & Veggie Packets – I plan on stopping by Bag N Save for some smoked sausage.  With all the veggies on sale, this looks easy and tasty and a great fit for dinner!
  • Brunch Casserole – Breakfast for dinner?  Brunch for dinner?  If it involves sausage and eggs, I’m in!  Bakers has eggs for $1!
  • Honey Baked Balsamic Chicken Thighs – My husband has an aversion to bone-in chicken, but this recipe looks so good, he might make an exception.  Drool…
  • One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta – With ground turkey on sale, maybe experiment using turkey instead of beef in some recipes.  For this recipe, she started with turkey and it looks easy and wonderful!
  • I love spaghetti with meatballs.  Usually when I make spaghetti sauce, I pull out some meatballs from the freezer and let it all meld together in a crockpot, on low, for a few hours.  Makes the sauce even better.  Makes the meatballs even softer and moist.  I dream about things like these.

    Making your own meatballs is easy!  I made about 4 dozen a couple of weeks ago and that will make for several meals for my family.  They’re just sitting in the freezer waiting for their time to shine!  These are perfect for spaghetti, meatball subs, as a pizza topping, or in a panini!

    meatballs

    Homemade Italian Meatballs

    Ingredients:
    1 pound hamburger
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese
    dash of pepper
    1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    3/4 cup bread crumbs (regular or Italian)
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    3 eggs

    Directions:

    1. Mix all in large bowl and roll into balls (about 2 inches across).
    2. Place in 9×13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour or until browned.

    Note: Make sure your meatballs are about the same size so that they cook at the same rate.

    Freezer instructions: Bake as normal, then when cool, place in a freezer bag.  When ready to serve, just defrost and then re-heat.  If I’m simmering them in sauce, I just stick them in the crockpot frozen since my sauce will heat for several hours.

    Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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