Target Deal $10/$50 Coupon Scenario: 43 Items for $17


There’s a new $10 Target gift card offer when you spend $50 on grocery and beverage items coupon at Target this week, which is going to make for some fun deals! To get the coupon text GROCERY to 827438  or print it out over HERE.


Here’s just one scenario of items that would be great to stock up on for your own family and donate to a Holiday food box:

Buy 2 Libby’s Pumpkin $1.69
Buy 2 Pure Via $1.79 (great to donate)
Buy 4 Carnation Evaporated Milk $.99
Buy 8 Del Monte Canned Vegetables $.59
Buy 5 Swanson Broth $.59
Buy 4 Betty Crocker Potatoes $1
Buy 4 Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Bars $2.50 (Buy 4, Get $5 Gift Card) 
Buy 2 Bagel Bites $2
Buy 4 Stove Top Stuffings $1.25
Buy 4 Heinz Gravies $1.25
Buy 5 Campbell’s Cream Soups $.75


New to using coupons at Target? Read this to get started.

See all the top deals at Target this week, and create your Target shopping list before you shop.

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Holiday Food Box Trip: Spent $28 to Fill 4 Holiday Food Boxes



I’m super (SUPER!) excited about this post!  There are so many amazing deals at Kroger this week that I couldn’t wait to shop and start filling our Holiday Food Boxes.


Our church has committed to giving away 1,800 boxes this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, so my husband and I decided to fill four with a budget of $60. Because of the great sales at Kroger right now, I think I may be able to fill an extra box for that price! I still have a few items to purchase (applesauce, canned yams, boxed potatoes, and gravy) left per box but I think I’ll find them at Publix for less.


And the really cool part about this?  I didn’t use ANY coupons.  (Can you tell I’m excited?) ;)


The best part is that my seven-year old was able to help.  I explained to her what we were doing and she loved helping.   Laurie and I talk all the time when teaching coupon classes how important it is for our kids to be involved in giving, and this is an easy way to remind them how fortunate they are and to share the value of thinking of others above ourselves. (Something I have to remind myself of all the time.)


Here’s what we bought (all prices are after Mega Sale):


  • Bought 8 Stove Top Stuffings $.99
  • Bought 16 Can of Green Giant Canned Vegetables $.38
  • Bought 4 Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauces $.99
  • Bought 4 Del Monte Canned Tomatoes $.38
  • Bought 4 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $.75
  • Bought 4 Tuna $.89
  • Bought 4 Jiffy Corn Bread Mix $.50
  • Bought 4 Ronzoni Pasta $.69 (this is extra)


If you’re able, consider grabbing an item or two (or ten!) this week to donate to a local food pantry or give an entire food box to someone in your community too. Remember you can easily see the best deals on food donation staples over HERE, and we would love to hear if you’re giving ~ that’s what makes our job here worth it each day!



See all the deals at Kroger this week, and check out the complete Kroger weekly ad to plan your trip before you go.

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Holiday Food Box Sale Items (Week of 11/6/14)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for bargains on those Holiday Food Boxes!  One of the biggest reason we do what we do on this site is to help you save abundantly for your own families and in turn give back to charity, so the season of giving is our favorite time of year . . . this is what it’s all about!

During the Holidays we’ll keep a Holiday Food Box Match Up list, and hopefully we’ll all be able to save and give abundantly this season. In most areas Holiday Food Box items are due between November 15th and 23rd ~ most of the items typically requested go on sale except sweet potatoes and applesauce, if memory serves me right. ;)


Frequently Requested Holiday Food Box Items

  • 2 Boxes of stuffing mix (“bags” tend to split and spill)
  • 2 cans/jars of gravy or 2 pkgs of powdered gravy mix
  • 1 box of Instant Potatoes or 2 cans of Potatoes
  • 4 cans vegetables (Sweet peas, Green beans, Corn, other)
  • 2 boxes of macaroni & Cheese (1 large or 2 small boxes)
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans of fruit
  • 2 cans of sweet potatoes (1 large or 2 small)
  • 1 complete dessert item – cake mix and frosting or brownie mix or graham pie crust and fruit pie filling or cookie mix or any complete boxed dessert

If you’re unsure of where to give in your community, send us an email at contact@ passionatepenny (leave out spaces) and we’ll help you find one. . . Happy Giving!

Mega Sale Prices: (Prices good until 11/18)

Campbell’s Gravy – $0.99

Heinz Gravy $.79

Del Monte Tomatoes, 14.5 oz – $0.88

  • $.38 each

Dole Mandarin Oranges – $.99

Pillsbury Cake Mix, 15.25 oz – $1.29

  • Use $0.35/1 Pillsbury Baking Mix or Frosting – 11-2-14 RP – (exp. 12/31/14)
  • $.94 after coupon

Krusteaz Muffin or Bar Mixes, 15 – 21 oz – $2.49

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz – $0.88

  • $.38 each

Kroger Cranberry Sauce, 14 oz – $1.00

Stove Top Stuffing, 6 oz – $0.99

  • $.49 each

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna, 2.6 – 3 oz – $1.00


(Prices good until 11/11 or 11/12 depending on your region)

Hunt’s Tomatoes, 14.5 oz – $0.87

Genova Tonno Solid Tuna in Olive Oil, 4 pk 5 oz – $3.65 or $.91 each or Starkist Tuna Creations, 2.6 oz or Light Tuna Pouch, 2.6 – 3 oz – $1.00

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz – $0.73

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.95

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 12.5 – 17.9 oz – $1.29

McCormick Brown Gravy, 0.87 – 0.88 oz $.50 (Starting Saturday)

  • Use $0.55/2 McCormick Gravies; Limit 1 coupon per purchase and 12 coupons per day – 10-12-14 RP (Expires 11/16/14) 10-12-14 RP
  • $.23 after coupon

(Prices start 11/9)

Del Monte Canned Vegetables – $0.59 (Starts 11/9)

  • Use $0.40/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables, Single Cans Only – 11-9-14 SS – (exp. 02/02/15)
  • $.49 each after coupon

Stove Top Stuffing, 6 – 8 oz – $1.25

Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1.25

Betty Crocker Potatoes, 3.7 – 6.8 oz – $1.25



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Kroger Mega Sale Scenario: Score 20 Items For Less Than $10!

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Kroger started a huge Mega Sale this week, and I don’t want you to miss any of the deals! To see the complete list of Mega Sale items go HERE and click on the tab all the way at the right, but here’s a quick scenario to get you started:


Note: Price is AFTER Mega Sale Savings when you buy 10 items. Here’s the direct link to ALL the printable coupons on that match up with this week’s sales ad to make your life a little easier (yay!)

Buy 5 General Mills Cereals $1.79 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 2 Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup (these are great to donate to Food Pantry Food Boxes) $.69 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 2 cans Green Giant Canned Vegetables or Del Monte Tomatoes $.39 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 1 cans Campbell’s Gravy $.49 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 2 cans Evaporated Milk $.49 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 1 Krusteaz Baking Mix $1.99 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 1 Pillsbury Cake Mix $.49 after Mega Sale Savings

Buy 2 Orville Redenbacher Popcorns $1.49

Buy 2 Ronzoni Pastas $.69

Buy 2 Hefty Slider Bags $.99



So many of these are GREAT to donate to your local food bank this Holiday season, and those prices on canned veggies, pasta, and plastic bags are the lowest prices I’ve seen in months. Let me know if you come up with another scenario, and happy Krogering! ;)

See all the deals at Kroger this week, and check out the complete Kroger weekly ad to plan your trip before you go.


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Christmas Deals Starting On PPP + $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Congratulations to th02… for winning the giveaway, and thanks so much to every one who entered! 

I’m so excited about the Christmas deals that we’re starting to see in full swing! We just moved everything over to our fun Christmas logo (isn’t it just cute?), and hope it makes things oh-so-easy for you to navigate this Christmas season.   Hopefully this helps things run a little more simply (and penny-pinched, of course) in your home, and you can easily navigate the deals as well as frugal decorating ideas, recipes, and easy ways to donate to your local food banks this time of year. Here are a few tips to help things go more smoothly ~ amazon Click the Amazon button at the top of the page to take you directly to the Amazon Lightning Deals so you can see what’s on sale each day foodboxClick the “giving” photo to go directly to easy items to donate to Holiday food boxes this year meals Click the “food” photo to take you right to penny pinched meal ideas (note: if you’d before to go to current meals by date, click the recipes button just underneath that food picture and you can see most recent posts from the food category) decorating Click the “home” photo to see frugal home decorating ideas (watch for more of those these next few weeks!) gift Click the “Christmas gifting” photo to see current best gift giving deals


Black Friday AdsOnline Shopping Deals
Gifts for Him Gifts for Her Gifts for Kids
Food Box DealsTechnology Deals


And you can use this logo on the right sidebar to easily navigate gifts for him, her, online shopping, Black Friday ads and more. Whew! ;)  

(oops – I almost forgot we started 25 Days of Christmas Deals for Dad series  tonight too. Did I say whew?) ;)

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So, are you ready to get started saving this Holiday season? I thought it would be fun to start things off with a $50 Amazon Gift Card, so leave a comment on this post to share the one thing you’re  most hoping to save big on this Christmas.

Who’s ready? Leave a comment to share the one thing you’re watching for a deal on, and we’ll get the season started!

Winners will be chosen Friday morning (11/7/14) at 9 AM Central Time ~ good luck! This giveaway is not sponsored by Amazon or Facebook ~ just a gift from me to thank you for reading. Good luck!

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Pillsbury Cake Mix Just $.14 At Kroger Starting 11/5


Starting 11/5, Pillsbury cake mix will be on sale for $.49 when you purchase 10 participating items, which makes for an incredible deal with this $.35 off any Pillsbury Baking Mix or Frosting coupon! Check this out:

Pillsbury Baking Mix $.49 when you buy 10 participating products


Remember these are fantastic to donate to your local homeless shelter or a Holiday Food Box, so pick up one for your family and one to give this Holiday season!

Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals!  See all the deals at Kroger this week, and check out the complete Kroger weekly ad to plan your trip before you go.


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Print $.75/2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Coupon For Upcoming Sale at Publix


Hurry over to print this coupon for $.75/2 Betty Crocker Cookie mix, then use it with an upcoming BOGO deal at Publix (starting 11/5).  Here’s how to get the deal:

Buy (2) Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes, Assorted Varieties, 12.5 – 17.9 oz, $2.59 for 2 (BOGO)

This is another great item to add to your Holiday Food Box, so even if your family doesn’t usually purchase these it’s an easy way to save and give this Holiday season. Love that!

Thanks, Addicted to Savings!  See all the deals at Publix this week, and check out the complete Publix weekly ad to plan your trip before you go. 


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*HOT* FREE Ground Beef With Purchase of 3 Hamburger Helper Items + Target Scenario

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Here’s another great coupon out this morning! Right now when you purchase 3 boxes of Hamburger Helper you can get a FREE pound of ground beef which works out really well with the special savings at Target this week:

Buy 4 Hamburger Helpers $1.49

Buy 6 Green Giant Steamers $1.02 or Betty Crocker Potatoes $1.09

Buy 1 pound ground beef (prices will vary, up to $6.92)

If your family is like ours and doesn’t normally eat Hamburger Helper or even instant potatoes, this is a great way to basically get those items for free including a little bit of a money maker after the rebate, AND donate them to your local food pantry. Let me know if you find another deal while you’re out and about!


See all the top deals at Target this week, and create your Target shopping list before you shop.


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Play Doh As Low As $.43 Per Pack, Shipped (Beats Walmart Price)



Amazon has some great deals right now on Play-Doh, which might be a great Valentine’s treat if you’d like to give something besides candy to your child’s classmates!  Here are the best deals I see:


These also ship free with Amazon Prime, or Free Super-Saver shipping with a $35 purchase and beat the Walmart price by $.50 per pack!


Thanks, Time2Save Workshops!  See more Amazon Deals.

Remember that pricing on Amazon is subject to change at any time.


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Be A Santa To A Senior

Here’s an easy way to help someone special this Christmas! Many Kroger stores have trees set up in front of their stores for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which is an easy to help a senior living by themselves this Christmas. 


Items that are requested are typically things like sheets, slippers, toiletries etc., which is a great way to look through our stockpiles and the bargains that we’ve found lately to bless someone in need this Christmas. Watch this 5-minute video to learn more about what this program is about, and stop by your local Kroger store to help a senior in need this Christmas!


Thanks Annette for the reminder! See all the deals at Kroger this week.


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