Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Holidays from the Coupon Clipstress

I'd like to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.  This is a busy time in my house with birthday's, Christmas, New Years, visitors, holiday travel, parties and just the season in general.  I will be taking the rest of the year off.  I hope that each of you have a very happy & healthy New Year!  Can't wait to see what deals 2011 brings us!  Cheers!!! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Weekly Recipe

With the cooler weather who can resist comfort food?  Here's a recipe for a family favorite meatloaf recipe. 

2 ½ lb. ground beef & pork (mixed to total 2 ½ lbs of meat)
1 sleeve crushed saltine crackers
3 eggs
1 green bell pepper finely chopped
2 small onions finely chopped
4 oz tomato sauce (½ of an 8 oz can)
seasoning salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp oregano

In a large bowl combine all ingredients, adding seasoning as desired. Once all ingredients are combined, mold the meat mixture into a loaf. Line a 9x13 casserole pan with foil and place the molded loaf in the lined pan. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover and continue baking for 60 minutes.

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 12/1 - 12/7

Sorry for the delay- this holiday schedule (and husbands vacation time) has got me all out of whack.  Some good deals this week...

Harris Teeter
  • EVIC Special: Family Size Tostitos Chips on sale @ $1.97 (limit 1 per VIC card)
  • Meal Deal: Buy (3) Kelloggs cereal (Frosted Flakes, Special K, Frosted Mini Wheats or Nutri Grain bars and get the following items FREE:
    • (1) 4-pack Dannon Activia Yogurt/ (1) dz Egglands Best Eggs/ (1) 59oz Traopicana OJ/ (1) 6-ct HT English Muffins and (1) 20oz Simply Hash Browns 
    • Must buy all items in (1) single transaction, limit 1 deal per TRANSACTION
  • Green Cabbage on sale @ $0.49/ lb
  • Tangerines on sale @ 3/$0.99 ($0.33 ea)
  • Green Bell Peppers on sale @ $0.99 ea
  • Cucumbers on sale @ $0.59 ea
  • Select Varieties of Kelloggs Cereal on sale BOGO ($1.59 ea)
    • several coupons out for Kelloggs cereal right now 
  • MIR ALERT: check the in-store ad for the $10 MIR on crackers and the $20 MIR on P&G items
Lowes Foods
  • Sanderson Farms boneless/skinless chicken breast on sale @ $1.77/lb (stock-up price!)
  • Boneless London Broil on sale @ $2.47/lb
  • Sanderson Farms whole cut-up chicken on sale @ $1.29/lb
  • Roma Tomatoes on sale @ $0.99/lb
  • Green Cabbage on sale @ $0.39/lb
  • Danjou Pears on sale @ $0.99/lb
  • Raspberries/Blueberries/Blackberries on sale BOGO ($2.00 ea)
  • KRAFT Cheese (shreds or cubes) on sale BOGO ($1.65 ea)
  • Barilla Pasta Noodles on sale $1.00 ea
  • Wesson Oil on sale $2.50 ea
    • use $0.40/1q and pay $1.70 ea

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  I will be back and posting again next week- Wed. 12/1... enjoy those Black Friday deals!  Happy Shopping!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weekly Recipe

Since Thanksgiving is next week and because sweet potatoes are on sale for such a great price at Lowes Foods this week.  I thought I'd share one of our Thanksgiving family favorites.  

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups mashed, cooked sweet potato
1 cup sugar
2/3 stick butter
2 eggs
½ tsp salt
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl combine all casserole ingredients and mix well by hand. (the butter will melt if the potatoes are warm) Pour casserole mixture into a 13x9 (greased) baking dish. For the topping: in a separate bowl combine the butter & flour and fluff together with a fork. Stir in the brown sugar and pecans until the mixture becomes “crumbly.” Crumble topping over potatoes and bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 11/17 - 11/23

Harris Teeter
  • EVIC Special: 12 oz Starbucks coffee on sale @ $5.99 (limit 1 per VIC card)
    • use $1.50/1q and pay $4.49 ea
  • 21-30 ct EZ Peel White Shrimp on sale @  $5.99/ lb.
  • Celery (bunch) on sale @ $1.50 ea
  • Sweet Potatoes on sale @ $0.50/ lb. *Lowes Foods has them cheaper if you have one closer to you
  • Red Potatoes (5 lb. bag) on sale @ $3.49 ea
  • Sister Schubert's Dinner Rolls on sale B1G1 ($1.97 ea)
    • use $0.50/1q and pay $0.97 ea
  • Campbells Cream of Mushroom/Chicken soup on sale B1G1 ($0.64 ea)
    • several coupons out for this final price ranges from $0.40-$0.50 ea
  • Swanson Broth (cans) on sale B1G1 ($0.57 ea)
    • use $0.50/5 q and pay $1.85 for 5 ($0.37 ea)
  • General Mills Cereal (select varieties) on sale B1G1 ($1.49 -$1.84 ea)
  • Eggo Waffles on sale @ $2.00 ea
  • Glad Trash Bags on sale @ $5.99 ea
    • use $0.55/1q and pay $4.89 ea
Lowes Foods
  • Assorted Pork Chops on sale @ $1.99/ lb.
  • Sweet Potatoes on sale @ $0.27/ lb.
  • Better Valu Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) on sale @ $1.77 ea
  • Rome Apples on sale @ $0.99/ lb.
  • Fresh Express Garden Salad on sale @ $0.97 ea
  • Boars Head Meat & Cheese Combo on sale @ $5.99/ lb
    • WYB min 1/2 lb. of Black Forest Ham AND 1/2 lb. of Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Green Giant Vegetables (7-10 oz box) on sale @ $1.00 ea
    • use $0.60/3 q and pay $1.80 for 3 ($0.60 ea)
  • Peter Pan Peanut Butter on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Wesson Vegetable Oil on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use $0.40/1 q and pay $1.20 ea
  • FRESH REWARDS DEAL: Buy 5 Betty Crocker cake mix/frosting (mix & match) and earn $2 FR
    • buy (3) BC Cake Mix @ $0.97 ea = $2.91
    • buy (3) BC Frosting @ $1.50 ea = $4.50
    • use (3) $75/1 q WYB Frosting AND Cake Mix = $4.50 in q's
    • final price $2.91+$4.50=$7.41-$4.50 = $2.91 OOP + $2FR = $0.91 for (3) frosting and (3) cake mix
  • Duracell Saver Pack Batteries on sale @ $5.99 ea
    • use $0.75/1 q and pay $4.49 ea
  • Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue (4 ct) on sale @ $2.69 ea
    • use this $0.50/1 q (have to sign up) and pay $1.69 ea

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A little end of the year message

An end of year announcement for all my couponing friends.  Thank you so much for making my blog a success, without my readers I would be lost! 
I wanted to take a moment and let you know that I am still searching for deals as well as those "can't be beat" stock-up items but the end of the year is a super busy time in our house (as I am sure it is with just about everyone else).  I will continue posting about the great deals to be had at Harris Teeter & Lowes Foods, as well as continue providing a weekly recipe.  My Target posts will be put on hold until the beginning of the year (unless, of course, there is an item that I just have to share with everyone).  I hope everyone understands, thanks for reading... and happy shopping!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 11/10 - 11/16

Harris Teeter
  • EVIC Special: purchase (1) Krusteaz Pancake mix @ $2.49 ea and get $1.50 off, pair this with the $0.50/1 q and pay just $0.29 (limit 1 per VIC card)
  • EVIC Special: Stouffers family size dinner (28-40 oz) @ $4.99 ea (limit 1 per VIC card)
  • EVIC Special: Buy $10 in select Unilever items and save $3 instantly (limit 1 per VIC card) 
    • click here to see the list of participating products
  • Asparagus on sale @ $1.49/ lb
  • Russet Baking Potatoes on sale @ $0.89/ lb
  • HT Premium Frozen Turkey (10-22 lb) on sale @ $0.39/ lb WYS $40 (limit 1 per transaction, while supplies last- no rainchecks)
  • HT gallon milk on sale @ $2.47 gal
  • KRAFT shredded cheese on sale B1G1 ($1.64 ea)
  • Pepsi 12 pk can on sale B2G3 ($5.99 ea) or $2.40 per 12 pk WYB5
  • Lysol products on sale B1G1 ($1.49 to $1.74 ea)
    • use $1/2 q and pay $0.99 to $1.24 ea
  • Del Monte can veggies (select variety) on sale B2G3 ($1.25 ea)
    • use $1/5 q and pay $1.50 for 5
  • Skippy (40 oz) Peanut Butter on sale B1G1 ($2.99 ea)
  • Hellmans Mayo on sale B1G1 ($2.89 ea)
Lowes Foods
  • Gala Apples on sale @ $0.97/ lb
  • Mangoes on sale @ $0.97/ lb
  • Green Bell Peppers on sale @ $0.97/ lb
  • Jumbo Sweet Onions on sale @ $0.97/ lb
  • Broccoli Crowns on sale @ $0.97/ lb
  • Sliced White Mushrooms on sale @ $0.97/ lb
  • Sanderson Farms split chicken breasts on sale @ $0.88/ lb
  • International Delights Coffee Creamer on sale @ $1.50 ea
    • use $0.55/1 q and pay $0.40 ea
  • Dunkin Donuts coffee on sale @ $6.39 ea
    • use $2.00/1 q and pay $4.39 ea (this is a GREAT deal)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Looking for a coupon? Find it here!

Do you ever read a couponing blog or website and wonder why you seem to be the only one missing "that" coupon?  You don't have to wonder anymore.  This is the coupon database I use.  This link allows you to check to see IF a coupon for a particular items exists, WHICH insert a coupon came from and WHEN they expire!  There is a short cut to this coupon database listed under the "more great money saving tips" header on the right-hand side of this page.  Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weekly Recipe

Since it's "baking season" I thought I'd share one of my husband's favorites.  I believe they're called "Buckeyes" but since this is a Michigan house, we just stick with "peanut butter balls".  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Balls

2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
1 lb peanut butter
1 ½ lb powdered sugar
1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
1 pkg. chocolate chips
½ block paraffin wax

In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and butter/margarine together. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla, mix well. Shape dough into small balls and set aside. In a double boiler combine chocolate chips and paraffin wax and melt together. Using a toothpick dip peanut butter balls into chocolate mixture. Lay out on wax paper and let cool. Refrigerate.

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 11/3 - 11/9

Harris Teeter
There are many great deals to be had at HT this week in terms of coupons.  So many, in-fact that I can't possibly list them all.  For a complete list of match-ups, please visit AFC's shopping list.

Non-Coupon deals at HT this week:
  • EVIC Special - HT Butter, 16 oz @ $1.97 ea (limit 1 per VIC card)
  • HT 1 dz large white eggs on sale @ $0.77 ea
  • Sweet Onions on sale @ $0.99/ lb.
  • Fresh Green Beans on sale @ $1.79/ lb
  • Smithfield pork baby back ribs on sale @ $2.99/ lb.
  • Barilla Pasta Noodles on sale B2G3 ($0.60 ea)
  • Barilla Pasta Sauce on sale B1G1 ($1.49 ea)
  • Ocean Spray Craisins on sale B2G3 ($2.85 ea)
    • use the $1/2 peelie found on select OS Cranberry juice and get 5 for $3.70 ($0.74 ea)

Lowes Foods
For a complete list of match-up's please visit AFC's Lowes Foods Shopping List.
  • Sanderson Farms boneless chicken breasts on sale @ $1.77/ lb
  • Boars Head Ovengold Roast Turkey breast on sale @ $7.99/ lb
  • Cooking Carrots (2 lb bag) on sale @ $0.99 ea
  • Russet Potatoes (10 lb bag) on sale @ $2.99 ea
  • Frigo String Cheese on sale @ $3.49 ea
    • use the $1/1 q and pay $2.49
  • Duracell batteries (AA, AAA 4 ct/ C, D 2 ct/ 9V- 1 ct) on sale @ $2.99 
    • use the $0.75/1 q and pay $1.49 ea
  • Cap'n Crunch Cereal on sale @ $1.88 ea
    • use the $0.50/1 q and pay $0.88 ea

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/27 - 11/2

Some fabulous meat stock-ups this week!  Remember one of the keys to cutting your grocery bill is to stock-up on what you like when it's on sale!

Harris Teeter
  • EVIC Special - Bertolli Pasta Sauce @ $1.47 (limit 1 per VIC card)
  • Pepsi 12 pk products on sale B2G3 ($5.99 ea) breaks down to $2.40 ea WYB5
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce on sale B2G3 ($2.29 ea) breaks down to $0.92 ea WYB5
  • Boston Butt pork roast @ $0.99/ lb
  • 80% lean ground beef @ $1.77/ lb (limit 5 lbs per transaction)
  • Crisco Olive Oil on sale @ $3.99 ea
    • use $0.75/1 q and pay $2.49 ea
  • Martha White Muffin Mix on sale BOGO ($0.57 ea)
    • use $0.55/2 q and pay $0.04 for 2
  • Wolfgang Puck Soup on sale BOGO ($1.62 ea)
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $0.62 ea
  • International Delights coffee creamer (16 oz) on sale @ $1.49 ea
    • use $1/2 q and pay $1.98/2 ($0.99 ea)
  • Cap'n Crunch Cereal on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Bounty Cooking Paper Towel (single roll) on sale @ $1.67 ea
    • use $0.25/1 q and pay $1.17 ea
  • Angel Soft 12pk toilet paper on sale @ $5.99 ea
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $4.99 ea breaks down to $0.43/roll
Lowes Foods
  • Perdue Chicken breast on sale BOGO/lb
  • Shady Brook Farms ground turkey on sale @ $1.79/ lb
  • 80% lean ground beef on sale @ $1.79/ lb
  • Hot or Mild Italian Sausage on sale @ $1.99/ lb
  • Easy Peel Jumbo Raw Shirmp (16/20 ct) on sale @ $7.99/ lb
  • Red Delicious apples (5 lb bag) on sale BOGO ($2.99 ea)
  • Jumbo Russett Potatoes on sale @ $0.59/ lb
  • Jumbo Sweet Onions on sale @ $0.59/ lb
  • Eggplant on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • Mango's on sale @ $0.99 ea
  • Boars Head EverRoast Oven Chicken Breast on sale @ $6.99/ lb
  • Rhodes Dinner Rolls on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use the $1/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Egglands Best Eggs on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use the $0.50/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Kraft Cheese (shreds) on sale @ $1.88 ea
    • use the $1/2 q and pay $2.76 for 2 ($1.38 ea)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekly Recipe

Lunch time.  I'm always looking for new takes on the same old stuff.  Take sandwiches for example, I'm ALWAYS trying to come up with new idea's... I mean, you can only eat so many PB&J's, right?! 

I adapted this recipe from Real Simple magazine to create my own yummy lunchtime fare.  Whether you try Real Simple's recipe, mine or your own variation... I'm sure you won't be disappointed.  (my kids even loved it)

The Clipstress' restaurant inspired lunch at home:
2 slices sourdough bread (lightly toasted)
Goat Cheese (1 tbsp or more if you like)
Deli Style Mustard (to your liking, I used 1 tbsp)
fresh spinach
meat of your choice, ham would be great but I used Dry Salami

Lightly toast bread.  On one slice of bread pile on the goat cheese, on the other slice of bread add the mustard.  Layer on the meat of your choice and top with fresh spinach.  So yummy and super easy!  This would also make a great panini too. 

If you try this, please leave a comment and share your inspiration for a "restaurant inspired lunch at home". 

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Confirmed

Harris Teeter Super Double coupons have been confirmed for 11/3 through 11/9.

Unsure what Super Doubles are?  It's when HT will double coupons with a face value of $1.00 to $1.99.  So all those $1q's are now worth $2.  $1.50 q's are now worth $3.  As always, their normal coupon policy is still in effect (HT limits the amount of coupons to 20 per VIC card per DAY and always doubles coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less).  To get their full coupon policy please click here .

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Target 10/24 - 10/31

Before I post some of the grocery deals I'll be getting this week, I just want to take a moment to share my super-awesome-deal of the year!  I was in need of a full size set of sheets for my 4 year old son.  I happened to stumble across a clearance rack of kids bedding - on this rack happened to be one full-size set of Disney Cars sheets.  Stoked, I grabbed it to see what the mark down price was... friends, you won't believe what I got a Disney Cars full-size sheet set for.... $1.81!  That's right!  For less than $2 I got a new sheet set for my 4 year old!  Thanks for letting me share- I knew that my readers would appreciate this!

Target Deals:
  • Bertolli Frozen Meals for 2 on sale @ $6.00 ea
    • use the $1.50/1q from the latest Target mailer and the $1/1q and pay $3.50 ea
  • Market Pantry cereal (select varieties) on sale @ $1.75 ea
    • use the $1/1q from the latest Target mailer and pay $0.75 ea
  • Meyers Cleaner (select varieties) on sale @  $3.49 ea
    • use the $1/1q and pay $2.49 ea
  • Cottonelle Wet Wipes on sale @ $2.24 ea
    • use the $2/1 Catalina and pay $0.24 ea
  • Fuze & Sobe drinks on sale @ $1.00 ea
  • 13 oz Chips Ahoy cookies on sale @ $1.99 ea

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weekly Recipe

This family favorite was passed down from my Aunt.  It truly is a delicious dish that takes mere minutes to prepare.  If you don't want to cook in the crock pot you can simmer on the stove instead.  We serve this soup with crusty bread and a salad.  It's a delicious, easy meal that will definitely have you coming back for seconds!

Tortellini Soup

4 cans chicken broth
1 jar marinara sauce
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the green can)
½ bag fresh spinach
3-4 cloves fresh garlic (or to your liking)
fresh cracked black pepper
1 cup dry cheese tortellini

In a crock-pot combine broth, marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, spinach, garlic and pepper. Turn crock-pot on low and simmer for approximately 3 hours (or until hot). Add the tortellini 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese & enjoy!


Target 10/17 - 10/23

On vacation from Target this week- no Target post, sorry.

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/20 - 10/26

Harris Teeter

  • E-VIC Special Mars fun size candy bag @ $1.77 ea (limit 1)
  • Raspberries on sale BOGO ($1.99 ea)
  • Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes on sale $2 ea
    • use the $0.75/1 peelie and pay $0.50 ea
  • Starbucks Coffee on sale @ $6.99 ea
    • use the $1.50/1q and pay $5.49 ea
  • Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars on sale @ $2.49 ea
    • use the $1/2q and pay $3.98 for 2 ($1.99 ea)
  • Marie Callendars Frozen Meals on sale @ BOGO ($1.24 to $1.89)
    • use the $1/1q (All You Magazine) and pay $0.24 to $0.89 ea
  • Kleenex Facial Tissue on sale @ BOGO ($1.24 ea)
    • use the $0.50/3q and pay $2.72 for 3 ($0.91 ea)

Lowes Foods
  • Sanderson Farms whole fryer chicken on sale @ $0.59/ lb
  • Sanderson Farms drumsticks & thighs on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • Perdue Ground Chicken on sale @ $2.50 ea
  • 4 lb bag of naval oranges on sale @ $1.97 ea
  • Better Valu Russett Potatoes (10 lb bag) on sale @ $3.97 ea
  • Jumbo Sweet Onions on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • 1 lb bag carrots on sale @ $0.77 ea
  • Celery bunch on sale @ $1.37 ea
  • Best Life Buttery Spread on sale BOGO ($1.15 ea)
    • use the $1/1q and pay $0.15 ea
  • Pillsbury Grands Biscuits on sale @ $1.29 ea
    • use the $0.30/2 q and pay $1.98 for 2 ($0.99 ea)
  • Progresso Soups on sale @ $1.29 ea
    • use the $1/3q and pay $2.87 for 3 ($0.96 ea)
  •  Green Giant Frozen boxed veggies on sale @ $1.25 ea
    • use the $0.60/3q and pay $2.55 for 3 ($0.85 ea) *buy 8 & earn $2 in fresh rewards*
  • Oral B Toothbrushes on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use the $0.75/1q and pay $0.50 ea
  •  Boars Head Meat & Cheese Combo- buy 1/2 lb or more of EverRoast Chicken breast AND 1/2 or more of muenster cheese and pay $5.99/ lb

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekly Recipe

With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be nice to share a breakfast dish that can feed a crowd.  This recipe can be made the night before.  Not only is it filling but it's good.  Enjoy!

Breakfast Casserole

24oz  frozen potatoes (I like potatoes O'Brien)
1 tube breakfast sausage
2 tbsp butter/margarine
1 onion,chopped
2 tsp season salt
1 cup cheddar cheese (reserve ¼ cup to sprinkle on top)
12 eggs lightly beaten
pepper to taste

Thaw potatoes. Melt butter in a skillet.  Stir in potatoes, onion and spices- cook until browned.

In another skillet brown sausage & drain fat.

Grease oblong baking dish.  Place potato/onion mixture in bottom of dish then add cooked sausage (crumbled).  Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese then add eggs.  Sprinkle last ¼ cup of cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes uncovered

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/13 - 10/19

Harris Teeter
Coupon Peelie/Hang-Tag Alert: Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice (select varieties) have a $1 peelie good towards Craisins or fresh cranberries/ Ocean Spray Cranergy Juice has a $1hang-tag for immediate use/Kashi Cereal (select varieties) have a save $3 peelie on fresh produce when you purchase 3 Kashi products  

  • EVIC Special - HT Pork Tenderloin on sale @ $3.99 ea
  • HT gallon milk on sale @ $2.67 ea
  • Eggo 24 count waffles on sale @ $3.99 ea
  • EZ Peel Shrimp (31-40 ct) on sale @ $4.99/ lb
  • Swanson broth cans on sale @ 5/$3
    • use $0.50/5q and pay $2.00 for 5 cans ($0.40 ea)
  •  Marzetti Caramel Apple dip on sale @ $2.99 ea
    • use $0.75/1q (All You Magazine) and pay $1.49 ea
  •  Pink Together Deal- spend $20 (pre coupon) on select GM products and receive $20 in OYNO Catalina's 
      • (3) Total Cereal @ 3/$6- use (3) $0.75/1q = 3/$1.50 OOP
      • (2) Betty Crocker muffin mix @ 2/$4 - use (2) $0.50/1q = 2/$2.00 OOP
      • (2) Yoplait Splitz Yogurt @ 2/$4 - use (2) $0.50/1q = $2.00 OOP
      • (3) Apple Cinnamon Cheerios @ 3/$7.50 - use (3) $0.75/1q = $3.00 OOP
      • also throwing in (2) $1 OYNO Catalina's I have making my OOP $6.50, plus I'll receive $20 in OYNO Cats making this a $13.50 MM$$
Lowes Foods
  • Apples (several varieties) on sale @ $0.89/ lb
  • Boston Butt Pork Roast on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • Shady Brook Farms turkey breast cutlets on sale BOGO ($2.50/ lb)
  • Sanderson Farms boneless chicken breast on sale @ $1.99/ lb (great stock-up price)
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers on sale @ BOGO ($1.10 ea)
    • use the $0.55/1q found in select pkgs of Goldfish and get them for free
  • Heinz Ketchup (32 oz) on sale BOGO ($1.49 ea)
    • use $0.75/1q and get it for free
  • Beech-Nut stage 2 baby food jars on sale $.50 ea
    • use the $2.00/12q and get 12 for $4.00 ($0.30 ea)
  • Fruitables juice box drinks on sale @ $1.99 ea
    • use $1/1q and pay $0.99 ea
  •  New England coffee on sale BOGO ($3.50 ea)

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Target 10/10 - 10/16

    Market Pantry week at Target.  If you've never tried the Target brand (Market Pantry/ Archer Farms) but have always wanted to then this is the week to do it.  Some of the Target brand deals to take advantage of are:
    • 1 gallon milk @ $2.69 ea
    • 1 dz large Grade A eggs @ $0.99 ea
    • Elbow macaroni @ $0.80 ea
    • Apple Juice (64 oz) @ $1.75 ea
    Some of the other grocery deals to check out this week:
    • Hormel Always Tender pork tenderloin on sale @ $5.00 ea
      • use the $1/1q and pay $4.00 ea
    • Dannon Yogurt (Activia or Danimals) on sale @ $1.89 ea
      • use the $1/1q stacked with Target's $1/1q and get it for free
    • General Mills Cereal- Halloween editions (Franken Berry, Boo Berry and count Chocula) on sale @ $2.50 ea
      • no coupon for these but they always make a fun addition to Halloween time
    • Colgate Total Toothpaste on sale @ $2.00 ea
      • use $0.75/1q from All You stacked with Target's $1/1q and pay $0.25ea
    • Purina Dog Chow (44.1 lb bag) on sale @ $18.99 ea
      • use the $1.50/1 (15.5 lb bag or larger)q stacked with Target's $2/1q and pay $15.49 ea

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/6 - 10/12

    Harris Teeter
    Holy wow!  There are so many great deals this week, I don't even know what to post!  Here are some of the awesome Catalina's (and 1 instant savings) happening at HT for the next few weeks...
    • Buy 1 jar of Barilla sauce AND 1 box of Barilla pasta between 10/4-10/31 and save $1 instantly
    • Buy Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks between 10/4-10/31 
      • (3) = $1.00, (4) = $2.00, (5+) =$3.00 ONYO Catalina
      • Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups or Fruit Stickerz
    • Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars between 10/4-10/31
      • (3) = $1.50, (4) = $2.50, (5+) = $3.50 OYNO Catalina
      • this same deal is happening at Target from 10/4-10/31 as well
    • Buy Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting Tubs between 10/4-10/31
      • (2) = $1.00, (3) =  $2.00, (4+) = $3.00 OYNO Catalina
    • This week HT has a "buy 5 for $8 deal".  All 5 items must be purchased in one transaction and there is a limit of 1 offer per transaction (not EVIC).  The items included are: 8-10oz Nabisco Wheat Thins/Triscuits, 16oz Planters Peanuts, 10.5-11.5oz Maxwell coffee (bag), 10pk Carpi Sun juice drinks, 22oz KRAFT squeeze mayo (Miracle Whip included), 8qt Crystal Light Drink Mix, 12oz Velveeta shells & cheese, 14oz KRAFT Deluxe mac & cheese and 16oz KRAFT dressings.  If less than 5 items are purchased, individual items will ring up at $2.00 each.
      • EVIC Special 1 dozen Grade A Large HT eggs @ $0.77 (limit 1 per VIC customer)
      • 12 pk Pepsi products on sale @ $2.50 ea
      • Wild caught sockeye salmon fillets on sale @ $7.99/lb
      • Smart Balance Milk on sale @ $2.50ea
        • use the $2/1q making it $0.50 ea
      •  Swanson Broth (carton) on sale @ $1.50ea
        • use the $0.50/2q and pay $2/2 ($1.00 ea)
      • Cheerios (yellow box) is BOGO ($1.49ea)
        • use the $1/1 peelie and pay $0.49 ea
      •  Golden Grahams & Lucky Charms Cereal is BOGO ($1.39ea)
        • use the $1/2q and pay $1.78/2 ($0.89 ea)
      •  Pepperidge Farm Cookies are BOGO ($1.69ea)
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $0.19 ea
      •  Welches Grape Juice on sale @ $3.50ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $2.50 ea
      •  Country Crock mashed potatoes on sale @ $2.99ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $1.99 ea
      • Mrs. T Pierogies on sale @ $2.00ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $1.00 ea
      • Caribou Coffee on sale @ $6.99ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $5.99 ea 

      Lowes Foods
      • Bone-in pork chops on sale @ $1.99/lb
      • Boneless rib-eye steaks on sale @ $6.99/lb
      • Mushrooms are on sale BOGO ($1.24 ea)
      • Carrots are on sale BOGO ($0.99 ea)
      • Broccoli in a bunch is on sale BOGO ($1.24 ea)
      • ALL laundry detergent is on sale @ $2.99 ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $1.99 ea
      •  Reynold Wrap foil is on sale @ $2.99 ea
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $1.49 ea
      • Scott Paper Towels (6 roll pk) on sale @ $4.99 ea
        • use the $1/1q from All You Magazine and pay $3.99 ea
      • Kleenex Bundle Pack (3) on sale @ $3.99 ea
        • use the $0.50/1q and pay $2.99 ea ($0.99 per pack)
      •  Seattle's Best Coffee is on sale @ $6.49 ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $5.49 ea
      • Heinz Ketchup (20oz) is on sale @ $1.79 ea
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $0.29
      • Swanson broth (cans) is on sale @ $0.79 ea
        • use the $0.50/5q and pay $2.95 for 5 ($0.59 ea)
      •  Krunchers Potato Chips on sale @ $2.50 ea
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $1.00 ea
      • Duncan Hines Decadent Dessert cake mix on sale @ $2.50 ea
        • use the Lowes Foods $1/1q (found in this weeks ad) and the $0.75/1q getting it for free
      •  Betty Crocker Cookies on sale @ $2.00 ea
        • use the Lowes Foods $2/4q (found in this weeks ad) and (4) of the $0.40/1q's and pay $2.80/4 ($0.70 ea)

      Monday, October 4, 2010

      Weekly Recipe

      Oven Fried Chicken
      (great recipe to use those $0.99/lb chicken thighs!)

      3 lbs. chicken thighs
      1/4 cup shortening
      1/4 cup butter (or margarine)
      1/2 all purpose flour
      1 tsp. season salt
      1 tsp. paprika
      black pepper to taste
      cayenne pepper (we like to add just a dash to spice it up a bit)

      Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Wash chicken & pat dry.  In oven, melt shortening and butter in your baking dish.  In separate bowl mix flour, season salt, paprika, pepper (and cayenne).  Thoroughly coat chicken thighs in the flour mixture.  Once shortening/butter is melted, remove dish from oven and place the coated chicken thighs skin side down in shortening/butter mixture.  Cook uncovered 30 minutes.  Turn chicken and cook for 20 minutes (until thickest pieces are fork tender).

      Chicken & Noodles

      list #1-
      6 chicken thighs
      2 carrots, cleaned and chopped
      2 stalks celery, cleaned and chopped
      1 white onion, chopped
      6 cups water (enough to cover the chicken & veggies)
      2 tbsp season salt
      1 tbsp oregano (dried)
      1 tbsp basil (dried)
      1 tbsp sage (dried)
      list #2-
      2 carrots, cleaned and chopped
      2 stalks celery, cleaned and chopped
      1 white onion, chopped
      1 pkg egg noodles (I prefer No Yolks)
      remaining broth
      cooked chicken

      In a large pot add all ingredients from list #1 and bring to a boil.  Once boiling reduce heat and simmer 2-3 hours (until chicken is tender and falling off the bone).  Once done, allow to cool (you want it cool enough to handle) about 30 minutes.  Strain liquid and reserve (this is your broth).  Remove the chicken meat from the bone (it will just fall off) and discard all bones, celery, onions and carrots.

      In same pot add cooked chicken, fresh celery, fresh carrots and fresh onion.  Add the broth you just made.  Bring pot to a boil.  Allow to boil for approximately 45 minutes (until veggies are fork tender).  When veggies are cooked to your liking, add the noodles and cook for another 5-6 minutes.  DO NOT OVERCOOK the noodles or they will become mush.  Ladle into bowls and enjoy!  (the chicken & noodles will be VERY hot and the noodles will continue to cook so this is why I don't continue cooking the noodles for the entire 12 minutes that the package calls for).

      Target 10/3 - 10/9

      I'm not overly impressed by Target's deals this week but there is one item that is a great buy.  One of their "weekly wow" deals is on Rubbermaid Lock-It's 20 piece food storage system, on sale for $12.  There was a coupon in Sunday's paper for $1 off Rubbermaid products.  So you can use this coupon and get the 20 piece set for $11. 

      **update 10/7**
      I will be the first to admit if I goofed- well folks, I goofed!  Target's ad was not very promising this week, I went into the store last night and they have grocery deals galore.  Waaaay too many to list.  They have so many specials going on where they are giving you a $5 Target gift card.  So please accept my apologies and go check it out!

      Wednesday, September 29, 2010

      Weekly Recipe

      Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole

      This entire week I've dubbed "cooking from my stock pile" week.  Monday night I was short on time and really only had 20 minutes to make dinner.  I opened the pantry and saw this recipe for a chicken & noodle casserole from Campbell's.  I had everything on hand from the stock pile I've created.  It was a hit- the kids ate every last bite.  The frozen veggie I chose was broccoli and I added a salad.  Perfect meal in under 20 minutes!

      Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 9/29 - 10/5

      Both stores have a few great "no coupon needed" deals happening this week.  Here are some of the great buys I'll be stocking up on this week...

      Harris Teeter
      • Bartlett Pears, Red Seedless Grapes and Eastern Apples all $0.99/lb
      • Bounty 8 pk paper towels EVIC special at $5.77ea
        • use the $0.50/1 Q from the P&G mailer and pay $4.77 ea
      • Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers on sale BOGO @ $1.77ea 
        • use the $1/1 Q from All You Magazine and pay $0.77 ea
      • Kelloggs Raisin Bran on sale BOGO @ $1.94ea
        • use the $0.60/1 Q from Parade Magazine (9/12) and pay $0.74 ea
      • Total Cereal (select variety) on sale BOGO @ $1.99ea
        • use the $0.75/1 Q and pay $0.49 ea
      • Kraft Cheese on sale BOGO @ $1.64/ea, use the following q's and get 5/$1.20 ($0.24/ea)
        • use (2) $1/2 Q's and the $5/5 coupon found here
      Lowes Foods
      • Sanderson Farm boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets @ $1.79/lb
        • (this is a GREAT price, if you have freezer room stock up)
      • Sanderson Farm drumsticks or thighs @ $0.99/lb
        • next week I will post (2) meals that are great to use with chicken thighs
      • Cap'n Crunch Cereal on sale @ $1.88ea
        • use the $0.50/1 Q and pay $0.88 ea
      •  Mars Fun-size candy bars (misc flavors) are 2/$5
        • use the $0.50/1 Q and pay $1.50 ea
      • Pepperidge Farm Cookies (select variety) on sale @ $1.77ea
        • use the $0.60/1 Q and pay $0.57 ea

      Tuesday, September 28, 2010

      Get to Harris Teeter TODAY!

      Just wanted to share this with all my fellow Apex folks... the HT on 55/Peakway is re-doing the entire store.  They have bins and bins of clearance priced items.  They will be doing this through 9/30 so be sure to check in daily for some great deals.  A few items I picked up this morning included Huggies baby wipes (300+ count), Hefty trash bags, Tide laundry detergent, Kashi cereal, Nivea body wash and tons more for just $9 OOP!!!  They had diapers as well as large packs of Beechnut baby food (like a 16 pk)... I have coupons for the Beechnut if you need it. 

      Hopefully this post will help you get some great deals!!!

      Monday, September 27, 2010

      Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 9/22 - 9/28

      Sorry for the late response on HT & Lowes Foods, vacation will do that to you!  There are still a few days to catch these great deals...

      Harris Teeter
      • Barilla Pasta Sauce is BOGO ($1.49 ea)
        • use the $0.75/1q making it FREE
      • White House Apple Sauce 6pk is BOGO ($1.12 ea)
        • use the $0.55/1q making it $0.02 ea
      • Del Monte canned veggies (select variety) are 5/$4
        • use the $1/5q making them 5/$3 ($0.60 ea)
      • KRAFT 16oz salad dressing is BOGO ($1.37 ea)
        • use the $0.55/1q making them $0.27 ea
      • Fresh Snap Green Beans are $0.99/lb
      • Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes are 2/$4
        • use the $0.75/1 peelie making them $0.50 ea
          • you have to look for the peelie, some are on the outside of the bag some are located behind the barcode
      Lowes Foods
      • Gala Apples $0.89/lb
      • Tetley Tea Bag (24 ct family size) is $1.99/ea
        • use the $0.55/1q making it $0.89
      • Bounty 1 ct paper towel is $0.89/ea
        • use the $0.25/1q making it $0.39/ea
      • Barilla Pasta noodles are 5/$5
        • use the $1/2q making it 2/$1 ($0.50 ea)
      Just a reminder that you do NOT need to buy 2 items to get the BOGO deal- each item will ring up half price

      Sunday, September 26, 2010

      Target 9/26 - 10/2

      There are a few great deals at Target this week in terms of grocery items.  KRAFT cheese (shreds or chunks), Grade A Eggs and Coke 12pk products.

      • Grade A Eggs are $1/dozen
      • 12 pk Coke products are $2.50 each (this is a steal- HT has them BOGO this week, you will end up paying $0.50 more if you get the HT deal)
      • KRAFT cheese (shreds or chunks) are $2 each, use the coupons below to get 5/$3 ($0.60 each) 
        • use (2) $1/2 KRAFT cheese Q's found in today's paper (9/26 SS) and use the $5/5 Q found here .

      Friday, September 24, 2010

      I'm on vacation

      Sorry I forgot to post before we left (too much to do)... but I'm on vacation and will continue sharing deals & meals on Sunday.  Happy weekend!

      Saturday, September 18, 2010

      Weekly Recipe

      Spanish Rice
      2 tbsp vegetable oil
      1 cup uncooked white rice
      1 onion, chopped
      1 1/2 cups water
      1 10 oz can diced tomato & green chili (Rotel)
      1 tsp taco season mix (the packets that you use to season meat)

      In a large skillet (with lid) saute oil, rice and onions until the onions are brown & tender.  (about 7-8 minutes)
      To rice & onion mixture add all remaining ingredients (including the juice from the Rotel can).  Mix well so that all items are incorporated together.  Cover pan and simmer for 30 minutes.  Make sure you check on the rice every now & then to make sure it's not burning.

      You can serve this as a side dish with tacos, burritos or just about anything else.

      This is a fast & tasty side dish that was made with items from my stockpile.  This entire dish cost me LESS than $0.25!  All items were things I got FREE from couponing!

      Friday, September 17, 2010

      ... and a clipstress was born!

      Welcome to my blog, The Coupon Clipstress!  What (or rather who) is a Coupon Clipstress you may ask?  My name is Danielle.  I'm just a typical SAHM who loves a great bargain and is constantly looking for ways to stretch our family dollar. I hate paying full price for things like groceries, diapers, toiletries and other household items so about 18 months ago I started couponing.

      The goal I have for this blog is simple- I want you to be able to save money on your monthly grocery/household expenses too.  Couponing is great because you can get as involved (or not) as you'd like.  Maybe you're just looking to save $20-$30/month.  Maybe you're looking to cut your grocery bill in half.  Maybe you're looking at items to stock up on to keep your pantry full.  Whatever your goal- I'm here to help make it happen!

      I mainly shop Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods (occasionally Target).  Each week I'll post my "Top 5 Can't Pass Up" deals so you, too, can start saving!

      In addition to savings, I'll include a weekly recipe that can be made with items you have on hand in your stock pile. No more running to the grocery store for last minute meals or side dishes!  

      So, are you ready to become a Coupon Clipstress?