Holiday Food Box Deals

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for bargains on 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. 🙂

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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 these items typically go on sale over the next few weeks (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

Target

Here are the best deals we’ll see this week . . .

Target

Prices good through 11/23

Market Pantry Canned Vegetables – $.48

Starkist Tuna – $0.89

Stove Top Stuffing – $0.75

Market Pantry Canned Tomatoes – $.77

Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1

Heinz Gravy – $.75

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes – $.75

Market Pantry Fruit Cocktail – $.99

Bruce’s Yams – $2.39

Kroger

Prices starts 11/16 – 11/24

Kroger brand Canned Vegetables, 14.25 – 15.25 oz – $0.33

Bruce’s Yams, 40 oz – $2.49

Betty Crocker Casserole Potatoes, 4.5 – 6.6 oz – $1

Chicken of the Sea Tuna -$.89

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 6 oz – $1.25

Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1.49

Dole Canned Pineapple, 20 oz – $1.25

Bruce’s Yams ( 40 oz) – $2

Publix

Starts 11/16 or 11/17 through 11/24

Pioneer Gravy Mix, 1.61 – 2.75 oz – $0.67

  • Use $0.55/2 Pioneer Gravy Mix – 10-2-16 RP; DND (exp. 01/02/17)
  • $.39 after coupon

McCormick Brown Gravy Mix, 0.87 oz – $0.50

  • Use $0.50/2 McCormick Gravy Mixes – 10-23-16 RP (exp. 11/30/16)
  • Use $.50/1 Ibotta Rebate
  • Free after coupon and rebate

Del Monte Canned Vegetables, 11 – 15.25 oz – $0.75

  • Use $0.40/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables Single Cans – 11-6-16 SS (exp. 01/14/17)
  • Use $0.55/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables (Publix Coupon) – Publix Grocery Advantage Flyer (Valid from 11/12/16); Includes 11 – 15.25 oz Only (exp. 12/09/16)
  • $.41 after coupons

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix or Bar Mix, 12 – 21 oz – $1.29

Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, 12 – 14 oz – $2

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 4 oz – $0.55

Chicken of the Sea Tuna -$.89

Tuttorosso Canned Tomatoes, 28 oz – $1

  • Use $1.00/3 Tuttorosso Tomato Products – 9-18-16 SS; Includes 14.5 oz or larger only (exp. 11/30/16)
  • $.67 after coupon

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Kraft Stove Top Stuffing – $1.25

Heinz Gravy – $1.50

Great Value Boxed Potatoes – $0.88

Libby’s Canned Vegetables – $.50

Great Value Macaroni & Cheese – $.75 or Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – $1.25

Great Value Tuna – $.68 

Great Value Fruit Cocktail – $.88

Sugar Sam Sweet Potatoes (29 oz) – $1.38

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $1

Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix – $.89

Stonemill Gravy Mix – $.35

Chef’s Cupboard Gravy Packets – $.35

Chef Cupboard Potatoes – $.79

Happy Harvest Canned Vegetables – $.49

Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese – $.33

Northern Catch Chunk Tuna $.65

Happy Harvest Diced Tomatoes – $.55

Sweet Harvest Tropical Fruit Salad – $.89

Happy Harvest Candied Yams (29 oz) – $1.49

Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix – $2.49

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

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Holiday Food Box Scenario

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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. 🙂

Here’s a quick scenario to get you thinking (the scenario is for Kroger because they’ve got the best prices on donation deals this week!)

 

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 these items typically go on sale over the next few weeks (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

Target

Here are the best deals we’ll see this week . . .

Prices good through 11/25  

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 6 – 8 oz – $1

Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes, 3.7 – 6.6 oz – $1

Del Monte Canned Vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz – $0.59

  • Use $0.40/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables – 11-8-15 SS
  • $.49 after coupon

Market Pantry Macaroni & Cheese – $.72

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – $1.02

Starkist Tuna – $.77

Market Pantry Diced Tomatoes – $.65

Del Monte Fruit Cocktail – $1

Bruce’s Yams – $2.39

Ghirardelli Cookie Mix – $2

Kroger

Prices good through 11/25

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 6 – 8 oz – $1.25

Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1.29

Betty Crocker Casserole Potatoes, 3 – 5 oz – $1

Kroger brand Canned Vegetables, 14.25 – 15.25 oz – $0.50

Horizon Mac & Cheese $1

Chicken of the Sea Tuna -$.89

Dole Canned Pineapple, 20 oz – $1

Bruce’s Yams ( 40 oz) – $2.50

Pillsbury Brownie Mix, 18.4 oz – $1.50

Publix

Prices good through 11/25 

Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, 12 – 14 oz – $2

Cracker Barrel Gravy – $.67

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 3.95 – 4.1 oz – $0.68

Del Monte Canned Fruit, 14.5 – 15 oz – $.99

Publix Macaroni & Cheese – $.89

Horizon Macaroni & Cheese – $1.66

Chicken of the Sea Tuna – $.71

Hunt’s Tomatoes, Sauce or Puree, 28 – 29 oz – $1.10

Publix Fruit Cocktail – $1.25

Bruce’s Sweet Yams (40 oz) – $2.50

Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cake Mix ( includes Frosting) – $3.19

  • Use $1.00/1 Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cake or Decadent Cake Mix – 9-20-15 SS
  • Stack with $1.00/1 Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cake Mix (Publix Coupon) – Treats & Baked Goodies Grocery Advantage Flyer (Valid from 10/31/15), Includes 9.4 oz Only (Expires 11/20/15)
  • $1.19 after coupons

Krusteaz Muffin or Cake Mix, 14 – 21 oz – $1.39

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Kraft Stove Top Stuffing – $1.25

Pioneer Gravy Packet -$.77

  • Use $0.55/2 Pioneer Gravy – 10-4-15 SS (Expires 12/30/15)
  • $.50 after coupon

Heinz Gravy – $1.25

Betty Crocker Casserole Potatoes, 3 – 5 oz – $1

Libby’s Canned Vegetables – $.50

Great Value Macaroni & Cheese – $.75 or Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – $.98

Great Value Tuna – $.68 or Starkist Tuna – $.94

Libby’s Fruit Cocktail – $.98

Sugar Sam Sweet Potatoes (29 oz) – $1.38

Pillsbury Brownie Mix – $1.25

 

Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix – $.89

Stonemill Gravy Mix – $.35

Chef’s Cupboard Homestyle Gravy – $.89

Chef Cupboard Potatoes – $.85

Happy Harvest Canned Vegetables – $.49

Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese – $.39

Northern Catch Chunk Tuna $.65

Happy Harvest Diced Tomatoes – $.55

Sweet Harvest Tropical Fruit Salad – $.89

Happy Harvest Candied Yams (29 oz) – $1.49

Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix – $.99

Ultimate Cookie Brownie Bars – $1.95

 

 

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

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Holiday Food Box Deals: Kroger & Publix (Starting 12/10/14)

Here are some deals at Kroger and Publix that go along great with 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!

 

Here are the best deals at Publix & Kroger this week to donate . . .

Publix

Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, 15 – 16 oz – $0.95 Excludes: Pound and Angel Food Cake Mix

Betty Crocker Mashed Potato Mix, 4.7 oz – $1.00

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 5.5 – 7.5 oz – $0.89

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.99

Del Monte California Tomatoes, 14.5 oz – $0.85

Campbell’s Gravy, 10.5 oz – $0.68

 

Kroger

Del Monte Vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz – $0.50

  • Use $0.40/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables, Single Cans Only – 11-9-14 SS – (exp. 02/02/15)– $1.00/8 Del Monte Canned Vegetables, Single Cans Only – 11-9-14 SS – (exp. 02/02/15)
  • $.38 after coupon

Hunt’s Tomatoes, 14.5 oz – $1.00

Duncan Hines Cake Mix, 16.5 oz – $1.00

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 12.5 – 17.9 oz – $1.67

 

If you see any other great donation deals, please leave a comment to let us know what you’ve found!

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Gift Card Bonus Offers 2014

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Planning to give any restaurant or retail gift cards as a gift this Christmas? Here are some great offers you can snag when you do! Get as much as $10 in gift cards for yourself for every $50 you spend on gift cards, which can add up to some fun savings. Here are several restaurants and retail stores that are offering bonus offers this year:

Restaurant Gift Card Bonus Offers 2014

Chili’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/1-2/10/15.

Eddie Vs: Receive 10% back in Bonus gift cards when you spend $500+

Red Lobster: Receive $5 off bonus coupon when you buy $25 in gift cards. Bonus coupon is valid 1/1/14 – 2/1/15.

Yard House: Receive $10 bonus card with every $50 gift card purchase

Pei Wei: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24. Bonus card is valid 11/11-1/4/15.

Ruth’s Chris: receive 10% Bonus Card when you buy $250 or more in gift cards. Holiday bonus cards valid 1/1/14 through 3/31/15.

BJ’s Restaurants: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards thru 12/25/14. Bonus card valid 12/26/14 – 2/28/15.

Max & Erma’s: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards. Bonus cards are valid 1/1/ – 3/31/15.

Rusty Bucket : receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift card purchase. Bonus card valid 1/2/15-2/28/15 (This is one of my faves!)

Maggianos: receive a $20 promotional Bonus Card for every $100 in gift cards. Plus receive a subscription to Food and Wine Magazine (or find out how to ask for refund!) Promotional Gift Card valid on $50+ purchase from 1/2- 2/28/15.

Applebee’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards. Bonus card expires 2/28/15.

Bonefish Grill: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Bravo: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/15.

Brio: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/15.

Bucca di Beppo: receive a $10 reward card when you buy a $50 gift card. Reward card valid 1/1-2/12/15

California Pizza Kitchen: receive a $20 rewards card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/12-3/1/15.

Carrabba’s: receive $20 in bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/10/15.

Champps: receive a $10 Extra Points Card with every $50 gift card purchase.

First Watch: receive $20 Bonus Bucks when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus Bucks valid 1/1-2/28/15.

Joe’s Crab Shack: receive $30 in coupons when you buy $25 in gift cards.

Montgomery Inn: receive a $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/2-3/31/15.

Outback Steakhouse: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. (you can even make personalized gift cards, including pictures). Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Roy’s: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Ruby Tuesday: receive $5 bonus coupon when you buy $25 and $15 bonus coupon when you buy $50 in Ruby Tuesday Gift Cards (plus free Shipping!). Free bonus coupons delivered via email and are valid from 1/2/15-2/28/15.

Smashburger: receive $5 Smash Cash when you buy $25 in gift cards. Smash Cash valid 1/1-1/31/15.

Steak ‘n Shake: receive a $5 Bonus certificate when you buy $20 in gift cards. Certificate valid 1/5-2/28/15.

Tony Roma’s: receive $15 in RomaBucks For every $50 in Tony Roma’s Gift Cards you purchase. RomaBucks are valid 1/2 – 3/24/15.

Retail Gift Card Bonus Offers 2014

Barnes & Noble: receive free $10 eGift Card when you buy $75 or more of Gift Cards or eGift Cards.

The Children’s Place: receive a $10 off coupon when you buy $40 in Gift Cards.

DSW: receive a $5 bonus gift card and free box when you buy $50 in gift cards thru 12/26/14. Bonus card is valid between 1/9-1/24/15.

Giant Eagle: receive $0.20 in Fuel Perks for every $50 in gift card purchases. Just 6 cards are participating: The Children’s Place, The Limited, Cold Stone Creamery, Applebee’s, Domino’s Pizza, Visa Gift Card. (Some locations are not restricted to just these 6)

Half Price Books: receive a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards. Gift cards must be purchased by 12/24/14, bonus gift card valid 1/1-1/31/15.

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

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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

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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?) 😉

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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 pincher.com (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 Coupons.com 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…..@gmail.com 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

 

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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

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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

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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)

 

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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:

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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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Holiday Food Box Deals (11/21/13)

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

 

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

 

Applesauce $1.07

(1) Duncan Hines Decadent Products, 16 – 18 oz – $1.39Includes: Brownie Mix , Cake Mix, Red Velvet Cupcake Mix or Devil’s Food Cake

(4) Del Monte Canned Vegetables, 11 -15 oz – $0.64

  • Use $0.50/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables, Any – 11-03-13 SS – Manufacturer – (exp. 02/02/14)- $1.00/8 Del Monte Canned Vegetables, Any – 11-03-13 SS – Manufacturer – (exp. 02/02/14)
  • Final Price: $0.39

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.49

(1) Canned Tuna $.99

(3) Canned Fruit $1.15 or Del Monte Canned Fruit, 14 oz – $1.33

(2) Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $0.99

(2) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 5 – 7 oz – $0.89

(1) Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 1 – 4 oz – $0.65

  • Use $1.00/3 Idahoan products, Any (Excluding 2 Oz. Original Pouch) – 11-10-13 Kids360 – Manufacturer – (exp. 03/01/14)
  • Final Price: $0.32
(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.85
(1) Red Gold Tomatoes $1.00
(1) Bruce’s Yams $1.66
Total Price: $15.33 for box

(Don’t forget you can also price match the sales ads at other stores!) 

(1) Applesauce $1.50 (guess I forgot to price check-sorry)

(1) Duncan Hines Brownies $1.28

(4) Del Monte Canned Green Beans – $0.68

  • Use $1/8 coupon from the 11/3/13 SmartSource
  •  $.56 after coupon
(1) Great Value Tuna $.66
(3) Great Value Canned Fruit $.96
(2) Heinz Gravy $1.25
(2) Great Value Macaroni and Cheese $.58 

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Great Value  Stuffing $1.00
(1) Great Value Canned Tomatoes $.68
(1) Sweet Potatoes $.88
Total Price = $15.58 for box

(1) Applesauce $2.19

(1) Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix $1.29

(4) Canned Vegetables $.49

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.52

(1) Canned Tuna $.69

(3) Canned Fruit $.89

(2) Chef’s Cupboard Turkey Gravy, 12 oz $.89

(2) Macaroni & Cheese $.59

(1) Chef’s Cupboard Instant Mashed Potatoes, 13 oz $.99

(1) Boxed Potatoes $.99

(2) Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix, 6 oz $.69
(1) Canned Tomatoes $.59
(1) Happy Harvest Candied Yams, 16 oz $.99
Total Price = $17.24 for box

(1) Market Pantry Applesauce $2.49

(1) Pillsbury Cake Mix $.99

(4) Market Pantry Canned Vegetables $.60

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.49

(1) Canned Tuna $1.13

(3) Canned Fruit $1.14

(2) Heinz Gravy $.99

(2) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 4 pk – $1.00

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Stove Top Stuffing, 6 or 8 oz – $1.25
(1) Hunts Tomatoes $.80
(1) Bruce’s Yams $1.19
Total Price = $17.44 for box
(1) Applesauce $2.00 (estimated price)
(1) Duncan Hines Cake Mix or Brownies, 16 – 18.3 oz – $1.25

(4) Kroger Vegetables, 11 – 15.25 oz – $0.50
(1) Tuna $.99
(2) Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1.25

(2) Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese $.99

  • Use $1/4, $.25/1 Betty Crocker Macaroni and Cheese, exp. 12/14/13 (SS 10/20/13 R)
  • Final Price: $.74 each after coupon
(1) Boxed Potatoes $1.00
(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $1.25
(1) Hunt’s Tomatoes, 12 – 15.25 oz – $0.99
Yams $2.00 (estimated price)
Total Price:  $17.47 for box 

 

(They will not have all the items to complete the box, but this will get you started!)

(1) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.49

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Back To Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 2 oz – $1.00

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Holiday Food Box Deals (11/14/13)

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

 

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

 

(1) Applesauce $2.00 (estimated price)
(1) Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.49
(4) Green Giant Canned Vegetables $.69 (Mega Sale)
(1) Tuna $.99
(3) Del Monte Can Fruit, 14 – 15.25 oz –   $0.99 (Mega Sale)
(2) Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1.19

(2) Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese $.49 after Mega Sale

  • Use $1/4 Betty Crocker Macaroni and Cheese, exp. 12/14/13 (SS 10/20/13 R)
  • Final Price: $.24 each after coupon
(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.99 (Mega Sale)
(1) Hunt’s Tomatoes, 12 – 15.25 oz – $0.99 (Mega Sale)
Yams $2.00 (estimated price)
Total Price:  $13.44 for box

(Don’t forget you can also price match the sales ads at other stores!) 

(1) Applesauce $1.50 (guess I forgot to price check-sorry)

(1) Duncan Hines Brownies $1.28

(4) Del Monte Canned Green Beans – $0.68

  • Use $1/8 coupon from the 11/3/13 SmartSource
  •  $.56 after coupon
(1) Great Value Tuna $.66
(3) Great Value Canned Fruit $.96
(2) Heinz Gravy $1.25
(2) Great Value Macaroni and Cheese $.58 

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Great Value  Stuffing $1.00
(1) Great Value Canned Tomatoes $.68
(1) Sweet Potatoes $.88
Total Price = $15.58 for box

(1) Applesauce $2.19

(1) Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix $1.29

(4) Canned Vegetables $.49

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.52

(1) Canned Tuna $.69

(3) Canned Fruit $.89

(2) Chef’s Cupboard Turkey Gravy, 12 oz $.89

(2) Macaroni & Cheese $.59

(1) Chef’s Cupboard Instant Mashed Potatoes, 13 oz $.99

(1) Boxed Potatoes $.99

(2) Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix, 6 oz $.69
(1) Canned Tomatoes $.59
(1) Happy Harvest Candied Yams, 16 oz $.99
Total Price = $17.24 for box

(1) Market Pantry Applesauce $2.49

(1) Pillsbury Cake Mix $.99

(4) Market Pantry Canned Vegetables $.60

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.49

(1) Canned Tuna $1.13

(3) Canned Fruit $1.14

(2) Heinz Gravy $.99

(2) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 4 pk – $1.00

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Stove Top Stuffing, 6 or 8 oz – $1.25
(1) Hunts Tomatoes $.80
(1) Bruce’s Yams $1.19
Total Price = $17.44 for box

Applesauce $1.07

(1) Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix, 15.25 – 16.25 oz – $0.96, Frosting $1.50

(4) Publix Canned Vegetables $.79

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.49

(1) Canned Tuna $.99

(3) Canned Fruit $1.15 or Del Monte Canned Fruit, 14 oz – $1.33

(2) Heinz Gravy $1.25

(2) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 5 – 7 oz – $0.89

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes, 3.7 – 6.6 oz – $1.05

(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.85
(1) Red Gold Tomatoes $1.00
(1) Bruce’s Yams $1.66
Total Price: $18.28 for box

(They will not have all the items to complete the box, but this will get you started!)

(1) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.49

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Back To Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 2 oz – $1.00

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My Little Pony Memory Game Just $3.97 At Walmart

 

Here’s a great gift to add to your gift closet, or possibly even to donate to a local Toys for Tots program!  Get the My Little Pony Memory Game for just $3.97 right now at Walmart ~ here’s how:

Buy 1 My Little Pony Memory Game $5.97

 

Thanks for the deal and photo, I Heart the Mart!  See more penny pinched deals at Walmart this week.

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Betty Crocker Potatoes Just $.74 at Walgreens

$0.50 off TWO BOXES Betty Crocker boxed Potatoes
Here’s another great item to donate to your Holiday Food Boxes! Right now you can get Betty Crocker Potatoes for just $.74 per box at Walgreens:

Buy 1 Betty Crocker Potatoes $.99 with in ad coupon

If you have a Dollar Tree nearby,  you can get them for $.75 there as well. . .

Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

Find more great deals at Walgreens this week.

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Free Reach Dental Floss at Kroger

$1.00 off any TWO (2) REACH Floss products

Here’s a great deal at Kroger on Reach Floss ~ great to stock up on and a perfect item to add to your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox! Here’s how to get it free right now:

 

Buy 4 Reach Floss $.99 

  • Use (2) $1/2 Reach Floss
  •  Pay $1.96 out of pocket, get $3 catalina towards your next purchase at checkout
  • Free plus overage after coupons and catalina!

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 Deals (11/7/13)

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

 

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

 

(1) Applesauce $2.00 (estimated price)
(1) Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.49
(4) Green Giant Canned Vegetables $.69 (Mega Sale)
(1) Tuna $.99
(3) Del Monte Can Fruit, 14 – 15.25 oz –   $0.99 (Mega Sale)
(2) Heinz Gravy, 12 oz – $1.19

(2) Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese $.49 after Mega Sale

  • Use $1/4 Betty Crocker Macaroni and Cheese, exp. 12/14/13 (SS 10/20/13 R)
  • Final Price: $.24 each after coupon
(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.99 (Mega Sale)
(1) Hunt’s Tomatoes, 12 – 15.25 oz – $0.99 (Mega Sale)
Yams $2.00 (estimated price)
Total Price:  $13.44 for box

Applesauce $1.07

(1) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.25

(1) Betty Crocker Brownie Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.25

(4) Publix Canned Vegetables $.79

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.49

(1) Canned Tuna $.99

(3) Canned Fruit $1.15 or Del Monte Canned Fruit, 14 oz – $1.33

(2) Heinz Gravy $1.25

(2) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 5 – 7 oz – $0.89

(1) Idahoan Steakhouse Potatoes, 5 oz – $1.19 Love To Shop, Love to Save (Ends 11/27/13)

(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $0.85
(1) Red Gold Tomatoes $1.00
(1) Bruce’s Yams $1.66
Total Price: $14.18 for box

(1) Applesauce $2.19

(1) Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix $1.29

(4) Canned Vegetables $.49

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.52

(1) Canned Tuna $.69

(3) Canned Fruit $.89

(2) Chef’s Cupboard Turkey Gravy, 12 oz $.89

(2) Macaroni & Cheese $.59

(1) Boxed Potatoes $.99

(2) Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $.79
(1) Canned Tomatoes $.59
(1) Happy Harvest Candied Yams, 16 oz $.99
Total Price = $16.45 for box

(1) Market Pantry Applesauce $2.49

(1) Pillsbury Cake Mix $.99

(4) Market Pantry Canned Vegetables $.60

(1) Jiffy Cornbread $.49

(1) Canned Tuna $1.13

(3) Canned Fruit $1.14

(2) Heinz Gravy $.99

(2) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 4 pk – $1.00

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $1.25
(1) Hunts Tomatoes $.80
(1) Bruce’s Yams $1.19
Total Price = $17.44 for box

(They will not have all the items to complete the box, but this will get you started!)

(1) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 12 – 17 oz – $1.49

(1) Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(2) Back To Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 2 oz – $1.00

(We’ll have more prices next week ~ don’t forget you can also price match the sales ads at other stores!) 

(1) Wal Mart- Betty Crocker Potatoes $.98

(1) Wal Mart- Dole Fruit Chunks $2.18

  • Use $1/8 coupon from the 11/3/13 SmartSource
  •  $.56 after coupon

 

Are you planning to pack a box to donate this year? Send us a picture and we’ll share your Holiday Food Box to help encourage others to give abundantly too or leave a comment to share where you’re giving!
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Dollar Tree Fun Finds

(My Dollar Tree decorated tree from last year)

 

I made a quick run to Dollar Tree yesterday, and they’re stocking up on even more fun items for Christmas! I *love* the plastic bins above that work great to send your Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes in, as well as all the fun items to decorate with.

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Here’s a peek at a few of my favorite things . . .

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Perfect for any Thanksgiving get togethers, and the Dollar Tree has the best prices I’ve found on these!

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Holiday Food Box 2013

 

Are you hoping to fill up a Food Box or two for someone in need this Holiday Season? Watch Passionate Penny Pincher for all the best deals to fill those Holiday boxes. To easily access the best deals to donate from now through Christmas, watch soon for a running list including items that are your very best donation deals for Holiday Food Boxes, Operation Christmas Child Boxes, and any other easy donation deals that will benefit someone in need.   To access the list, just click the “Giving” picture at the very top of the page.

 

Here are the items typically included in Holiday food boxes:

  • 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 find a great deal on a donation item, please leave a comment to share (just look for the comment section at the top of each post), or send me an email at contact@ passionate penny pincher.com (leave out spaces) so that I can pass the deal along.  Also, if your church, school, or other organization is looking for specific items that you don’t see included on the list, let me know and we’ll work on finding those deals!

The picture above is one of the very first posts that I shared way back on Publix Penny Pincher four years ago, showing my friend Lana’s daughters Julia and Jordan packing up their Holiday Food Boxes.  They’ve grown up quite a bit these last few years, but their family is still planning to pack boxes this Holiday season for those in need.  If you take pictures of your family as they prepare Holiday Food Boxes over the next few weeks, please send me over your pictures because I’d love to share them here on Passionate Penny Pincher!

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”  1Timothy 6:18

 

 

 

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Free Colgate Toothbrush At Target

 

Love this! Right now you can get a free Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush at Target – these are great to add to your stockpile or put in your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox. Here’s how to get the deal:

Buy 1 Colgate Toothbrush $.94

 

Thanks, Totally Target!  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 Deals Top Price List {As Of 11/14/12}

 

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Salmon

No deals this week 🙁

 

Canned Vegetables

Harris Teeter-

 

Publix-

Bi-Lo-

  • Del Monte Canned Vegetables – ($.72 ea.)
  • Use $.50/4 Del Monte Green Beans from 11/4 SS or PRINT or PRINT
  • As low  as $.74

 

Target-

Aldi- Happy Harvest French Green Beans – $0.59

Wal Mart-

Winn- Dixie- Del Monte Vegetables, 14.5-15.25 oz.; Each – $0.79

Kroger-

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Holiday Food Box Deals Top Price List (As Of 11/7/11)

Holiday Food Box Deals

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Salmon

Publix- Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, 4 pk, 5 oz can – $4.99

 

Canned Vegetables

Harris Teeter-

 

Publix-

Kroger- Kroger- Green Giant Canned Vegetables – $0.49

Target-

Aldi- Happy Harvest French Green Beans – $0.59

Bi-Lo- Green Giant Can Vegetables – $.75

Winn- Dixie- Winn Dixie Canned Vegetables, various – $0.70

Wal Mart-

Harvey’s- Sunshine Canned Green Beans, $1

 

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Passionate Giving: Operation Christmas Child + Giveaway

Congratulations to meganb….@gmail.com for winning the giveaway, and thanks so much to everyone who entered. (I loved hearing your sweet comments!) Comments on this post are now closed.

It’s week two of our Christmas donation chats, and I’m super excited to share another wonderful ministry with you. This week, we’re talking about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, which is one of my favorite ministries to donate through during the Holidays as it so easily allows us to share the importance of giving during the Christmas Season with our children.

 

Each year, my children choose an age and gender of a child in need to pack a box for, and then we head to the Dollar Tree to pick up items for those children in addition to a few items we add from our stockpile.  It literally takes us less than an hour to do, and reminds my children and myself that there are those in need all over the world.  Here are some of the items that we usually look for:

  • Balls
  • Sunglasses
  • Socks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Candy (not chocolate as it will melt)
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons
  • Small Stuffed Animals

 

We also enclose $7 which pays for the cost of shipping. Here’s a peek at what our boxes looked like this year as we filled them.

 

{Please bear with me ~ my husband was out of town for the weekend and happened to walk in during the middle of the video, so I was a little scatter-brained as I taped it! And of course, my regular camera wasn’t charged so this was taken on my iPhone ~ yikes…} 😉

 

The awesome folks at Samaritan’s Purse have partnered with me to give one lucky reader a fantastic giveaway, and I’m so excited that one of you will win this!  They’ve sent a Scotty McCreary Christmas CD, ten Operation Christmas Child Ornaments and a super cute Operation Christmas Child t-shirt for one lucky PPP reader.

 


Here’ s how to enter to win:

{Here’s a closer look at the t-shirt ~ I just got it in my mailbox last night and haven’t had a chance to iron it yet, but I promise you’ll love it!}

 

 

 

This giveaway will end next Monday night, 11/12/12 at 10 PM.  Good luck ~ I promise you’ll enjoy this, and hope that you’ll consider packing a shoebox to send as well.  If you’re not sure where to drop off your shoebox, visit the Samaritan’s Purse website to find out more details, and I can’t wait to hear how you all are giving! Also, if you choose to create a label online, you can track your shoebox right to where it goes ~ I love that! Thanks so much to Liz for sharing, and please let us know how you’re giving.

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Hurrican Sandy Relief Efforts

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I so rarely watch TV that I stay pretty much out of the loop when it comes to national events.  But yesterday as I was driving I heard on the radio more details on those suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and it just broke my heart ~ the devastation is almost too great to comprehend.

If you’re looking for a place to give, consider making a donation to one of the following organizations:

If you’re a local reader in the North Alabama area, relief efforts here locally coordinated through Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa will be collecting  water, canned food, hygiene items and baby care items at all three Huntsville area police precincts through November 11th to take to those in need in the Northeast.  You can find updated information on the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Facebook page.

While I know there is so much to do, even just a small donation made by each of us could have such an impact.  And if you’re in the areas ravaged by the storms, our thoughts and prayers are continually with you.

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Passionate Giving: Local Food Pantries (Week One)

Holiday Food Box Deals

Note that you can click on the “Holiday Food Box Donation”  logo in the right sidebar or the Holiday Food Box Deals link at the top of the page to access the best prices currently available on items to fill your Holiday Food Boxes. Also watch for the red gift logo in our coupon matchups to find more deals.

 

 

 

Each Tuesday throughout November, Passionate Penny Pincher will highlight a charity in need this Christmas season.  While some of these are local charities in North Alabama (where we’re located), I’m betting a charity in your local area is looking for similar items, so hopefully you can find a place to give in your community as well!

                                                 

This week’s ministry is the Asbury United Methodist Food Pantry, which provides Holiday Food Boxes to hundreds of people across North Alabama.  On November 3rd from 1-4 PM, Asbury’s Food Pantry is hosting a Family Food Box Packing Event, where volunteers will pack Holiday Food Boxes using using items from the food pantry shelves. To make sure they’re well supplied, they are looking for donations of the following items:

  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Salmon
  • Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes
  • Boxed, Bagged, or Canned Potatoes
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Gravy Mix (or Canned Gravy)
  • Canned Fruits
  • Boxed Desserts
  • Applesauce

 

If you have even just a few of these items that you can donate to help fill those boxes, drop them off at the receptionist desk at Asbury UMC before 11/2/12. And, if you’re in another area, contact a local church to see if they’re accepting similar donations!

 

In addition to the Holiday Food Box Ministry at Asbury, they also provide weekend backpacks to low income children at two local schools in Madison, Alabama.  They are ­­­in need of items to fill these backpacks year round, and are very low on supplies to pack backpacks right now.  Here are a few examples of things they’re looking for:

  • Single Serving Cereals
  • Pop Top Pastas or Soups (i.e. Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup or Spaghettio’s)
  • Granola or Cereal Bars
  • Single Serve Fruit Cups

 

If you’re able, consider donating just an item or two this week to someone in need in your community ~  I promise it will make such a difference for them this Christmas season. And please (please!) don’t feel overwhelmed by the needs out there ~ I promise, if each of us do just a small part we really can have a huge impact.  If each person who visitst PPP throughout the month  of November donates just 2 items to charity, over 100,000 items would be donated this month alone ~ WOOHOOO!   So, consider exactly where God is calling you to give, and know that your generosity will bless someone this season.

 

“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

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Holiday Food Box Deal Scenario at Kroger: No Coupons Required

Holiday Food Box Deals

Are you starting to put together items for your Holiday Food Boxes?  Kroger has some great sales on food boxes items this week, and the best part is you don’t even need coupons to get a few great deals.  {I was seriously a little too excited last night while doing the Kroger ad ~ just ask my husband!}

 

It’s hard to believe that there are people who may not have money to provide a meal for their family this Thanksgiving.  But, I’m thankful that by shopping wisely we can stretch our pennies and give more. . . this won’t fill up your Holiday Food boxes, but it sure will be a start.  (And I’m betting Publix will have a lot of the items on sale next week also!)

 

Here are the deals:

Buy 10 get $5 off instantly at Kroger starting 10/28/12 (price reflects savings):

  • Buy 1 Stove Top Stuffing Mix – $0.79
  • Buy 1 Heinz Gravy – $0.69
  • Buy 3 Green Giant Canned Vegetables – $0.49
  • Buy 2 Del Monte Canned Fruit $.99
  • Buy 1 Cranberry Sauce $.99
  • Buy 2 Del Monte Canned Vegetables $.99
  • Total $7.90 ( Hopefully you grabbed some Potatoes last week and Pillsbury Brownie Mix is $.75 at Publix)
Here is a quick scenario for some of the items if you do have a few coupons

 

Check out all the great deals at Kroger this week!

 

 

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Holiday Food Box Deals: Saving So We Can Give Abundantly

Holiday Food Box Deals

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for bargains on those Holiday Gift 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!

 

If you’re a local reader here in the Madison, Alabama area, our church (Asbury United Methodist) is preparing to stock Holiday food boxes.  The packing days are scheduled for November 3rd and November 17th, and we’ll keep you updated with additional information but wanted to give you an idea of what deals to watch for as you’re shopping!  Start watching the sales now, but definitely expect to see your best prices after Halloween . . . we should see deals on these items just about everywhere.  (Except for those free Betty Crocker Potatoes ~ go ahead and pick them up now!)

 

During the Holidays we’ll keep a Holiday Food Box Match Up list similar to Pantry 911, and hopefully we’ll all be able to save and give abundantly this season. If you’re unsure of where to give in your community, send us an email at contact@ passionatepenny pincher.com (leave out spaces) and we’ll help you find one. . . Happy Giving!

 

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“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

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Advent Conspiracy: Pinch A Penny As You Give This Christmas Season 12/14/11

 

Our local church is encouraging us to focus this Holiday Season on something beyond our own family, and to give to those in need this CHRISTmas.  They are specifically encouraging us to give to two specific charities here in the North Alabama area:  the 8th Street Group Home and our local Prison Ministry, and to focus on a worldwide effort, the Advent Conspiracy.

 

To help your pennies stretch further as you give this Christmas, here’s a list of the best prices we could find on items that these programs are looking for requesting.  While you may be giving to other charities this Holiday season, I’m betting a few of the items listed will be things that you may need to find a deal on too!  Remember you can always find the best prices on donation deals this Christmas under the Holiday Food Box Tab at the top of the page.

8th Street

Shampoo

Publix-

Walgreens

  • As low as $1.67

Target-

  • $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $2.00

Kroger- Suave Shampoo/ Conditioner – $0.60

 

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Publix- Gain Detergent, 100 oz bottle – $9.99

Rite Aid- Gain $5.00

CVS- Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.49

Kroger- Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.49 (ends today)

Kroger-

  • $.50/1 Tide ecoupon
  • $0.50/1 Tide or Downy Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • $1.50 off Tide Product AND Downy Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $10.99

 

Sugar Free Snacks

I don’t see any this week 🙁

 

Soap

Kroger-

  • $1.50/1 Axe Shower Gel Product printable (regional) try zip code 35758
  • $2/2 Axe Product (Kroger eCoupons)
  • $2/1 Axe Shower Gel or Detailer, exp. 1/7/12 (RP 12/11/11)
  • $0.25/1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash, Body and Face Bar or Active Clean Shower Tool, exp. 12/11/11 (RP 11/13/11)
  • As low as $1.99
  • Use $1/1 from Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
  • As low as $1.99
CVS

Trash Bags

CVS- ALL CVS Trash or Food Storage Bags BOGO 50% off

 

Canned Greens/Corn

Target- Del Monte canned vegetables- $0.49

Aldi- Happy Harvest Vegetables – $0.59

Publix- Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables, 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialty Varieties and Asparagus) – $0.69

Kroger- Kroger Canned Vegetables – $0.60

 

Tuna

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- $.77

Kroger- Kroger Tuna $.69

 

Ziploc

Publix-

 

  • $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags (Recyclebank)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags, exp. 12-31-11 (Shape, Disney Family Fun,Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Fitness, Better Homes & Gardens, Oct)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags, exp. 12-31-11 (Weight Watchers, Nov)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 12/24/11 (SS 11/13/11)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 1/14/12 (SS 12/04/11)
  • $1.50/2 Ziploc Product, exp. 2/20/12 (SS 11/20/11 R)
  • $1 off Ziploc Holiday Bags/Containers AND Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (Target Happy Thanksgiving Booklet) if considered a competitor
  • As low as $1.75

 

 

( Also, the residents always need white linens, twin sheets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and basic undergarments including underwear, socks, etc. which you may be able to find at Dollar General or Walmart for a decent price. And Kroger Gift Cards)
Prison Ministry Needs ~ Going Home Package 

Socks/Undershirts/Underwear
 
Walgreens- Hanes Shirts, Underwear or Socks BOGO

Kohls- Buy 1 get one 50%

Toothbrush

Walgreens-

  • Use $1/1 from Dec All You
  • or $1/1 PRINT or PRINT
  • or $.75/1 PRINT

 

Toothpaste

Target-

  • Great Advent conspiracy donation
  • $1/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Nov ’11)
  • $1/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, NO Exp. (Allure, Sept)
  • $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 12/24/12 (SS 12/04/11)
  • $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 1/31/12 (ALL YOU Dec ’11)
  • $2/1 Crest Complete Toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast Rinse, Oral-B Complete Floss, or Oral-B Complete Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 R)
  • $1/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 12/31/11 (Publix Stocking Spree Booklet )
  • $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $.49

Kroger- Close-Up and Aim Toothpaste – $0.88

Walgreens

  • Use $1/1 from Dec All You
  • or $1/1 PRINT or PRINT
  • or $.75/1 PRINT
  • Should make for a great deal

 

 

Shampoo
 
Publix-

Walgreens

  • As low as $1.67

Target-

  • $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $2.00

Kroger- Suave Shampoo/ Conditioner – $0.60

 

Deodorant

Walgreens

  • Use $1/1 from 12/11 RP
  • or $1/2, $1/3 or $.25/1 from 11/13 RP
  • As low as $1.79
  • Use $1/1 from Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
  • As low as $1.99

CVS

Towel/Washcloths

You may be able to find at Dollar General or Walmart for a decent price. Also if your out at TJ Max, Marshals and Ross check out the clearance items!

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Food Box Deals Top Price List (As Of 12/13/11)

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

 

Stuffing Mix

Alsi- Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix – $0.89

Target-

  • $1/3 Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/20/11 (St. Pete Times, Stove Top Insert)
    $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)
    As low as $.66 if your lucky enough to have the $1/3

Kroger-

  • $1/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies printable
  • $2/4 Pepperidge Farm Bread, Stuffing or Croutons, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  • As low as $1.50
Publix-
  • $2/4 Pepperidge Farm Bread, Stuffing or Croutons, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  • As low as $2.00

 

Gravy

Publix-

  • $1/4 Campbell’s Gravy, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  • $0.25/4 Campbell’s Turkey Gravy, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)
  • As low as $.38

Kroger-

  • $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)

Target-

  • $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)

 

Instant Potatoes

Publix-

  • Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 1.5 to 4.1 oz pkg or Scalloped or Au Gratin, 3.95 oz box – $1.00
  • FREE Idahoan Hash Brown Potatoes, exp. 1/31/12 (ALL YOU Nov ’11)
  • FREE Idahoan Au Gratin or Scalloped Homestyle Casserole, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct ’11)
  • $0.75/3 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Pouch printable
  • $1/4 Idahoan Items, exp. 12/31/11 (Publix Winter Savings Booklet)
  • As low as free

Kroger-

Target-

Aldi- Chef’s Cupboard Homestyle Mashed Potatoes – $0.79

 

Cornbread

Publix- $.48

Kroger- $.45

Target- $.52

 

Sweet Potatoes

Alsi- Happy Harvest Cut Sweet Potatoes 29oz – $1.29

Target- $1.19

Publix- $1.27

Kroger- $1.49

 

Canned Vegetables

Target- Del Monte canned vegetables- $0.49

Aldi- Happy Harvest Vegetables – $0.59

Publix- Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables, 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialty Varieties and Asparagus) – $0.69

Kroger- Kroger Canned Vegetables – $0.60

 

Macaroni and Cheese

Target- Market Pantry Macaroni and Cheese $.52

Publix- Publix brand $.79

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.50

 

Tuna

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- $.77

Kroger- Kroger Tuna $.69

 

Diced Tomatoes

Publix-Target- Del Monte $.69

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.69

 

Cranberry Sauce

Aldi- Sweet Harvest Jellied Cranberry Sauce – $0.89

Target- Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce – $1.19

Publix- Publix Brand $1.39

Kroger- Kroger Brand $1.00

 

Canned Fruit

Kroger- Kroger Canned Mandarin Oranges or Pineapple – $1.00

Target- Del Monte $1.19

 

Dessert

Publix-

Publix-

  • Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix or Premium Cupcake Mix, 18.25 oz box (excluding Decadent and Angel Food) – $0.90$0.50/1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Duncan Hines Comstock or Wilderness Fruit Fillings, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • $1/2 Duncan Hines or Comstock Item, exp. 12/31/11 (Target Happy Thanksgiving Booklet) if considered a competitor
  • FREE Duncan Hines Cake Mix wyb Duncan Hines Cornstock or Wilderness Pie Filling, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • As low as free, overage if store allows!
Kroger-
  • Duncan Hines Cake Mix – $1.25FREE Duncan Hines Cake Mix wyb Duncan Hines Cornstock or Wilderness Pie Filling, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Duncan Hines Comstock or Wilderness Fruit Fillings, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11)
  • As low as $.25

Target-

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Holiday Food Box Deals Top Price List (As Of 12/8/11)

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

 

Stuffing Mix

Target- Stove Top $1.19

Kroger- Stove Top $1.49

Aldi- Chef’s Cupboard Gourmet Stuffing Mix – $1.29

Publix-

  • $1/3 Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/20/11 (St. Pete Times, Stove Top Insert)
    As low as $.97

 

Gravy

Publix- McCormick Gravy Mix- $.67

Target- McCormick $.52 or Heinz Gravy $1.19

Kroger- McCormick $1.19 or Heinz Gravy $1.25

 

Instant Potatoes

Kroger-

  • Idahoan Potatoes – $1.00
  • $1/1 Idahoan Potatoes
  • FREE Idahoan Au Gratin or Scalloped Homestyle Casserole, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct ’11)
  • $1/1 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Pouch printable
  • $0.75/3 Idahoan Single Serve Variety Pack printable
    As low as FREE

 

Target

 

Publix-

  • Idahoan Potatoes – $1.33
  • $1/1 Idahoan Potatoes
  • FREE Idahoan Au Gratin or Scalloped Homestyle Casserole, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct ’11)
  • $1/1 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Pouch printable
  • $0.75/3 Idahoan Single Serve Variety Pack printable
    As low as FREE

 

Cornbread Mix

Publix- Jiffy $.48

Target- Jiffy $.45

Kroger- Jiffy $.45

 

Sweet Potatoes

Target- $1.19

Kroger- $1.49

Publix- $1.27

 

Vegetables

Target- Del Monte $.65

Publix- Publix Brand $.79 or Green Giant Vegetables, 4 pk, 14.5 to 15.25 oz can – $2.50 ($.62 per can)

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.60

 

Macaroni and Cheese

Target-
  • use in Holiday Food Boxes
  • $0.55/2 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, exp. 12/31/11 (Kraft Food & Family)
  • As low as $.73

Aldi- Cheese Club Premium Macaroni & Cheese – $0.59

Publix- Publix Brand $.79

 

Tuna

Kroger-  Chicken of The Sea Chunk Light Tuna Select Varieties, 5 oz – $0.69

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- Starkist  $.77

 

Diced Tomatoes

Kroger-

Target- Del Monte Diced Tomatoes $.69

Publix- Publix Brand $.60

 

Cranberry Sauce

Target-

Publix- Publix Brand $1.39

Kroger- Kroger Brand $1.00

Canned Fruit

Kroger- Kroger Mandarin Oranges, Kroger Fruit Kroger Mandarin Oranges (15 oz) – $1.00

Publix-

Target- Del Monte $1.19

 


Dessert

Aldi- Jell-O No Bake Dessert Mix – $2.49

Baker’s Corner Holiday Confetti Cake Mix – $0.99

Baker’s Corner Holiday Frosting – $1.29

Publix-

  • Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix, 15.25 to 19.25 oz box (excluding Pound Cake and Angel Food) – $0.98$0.60/2 Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting printable
    $0.75 off Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix AND Ready To Spread Frosting, exp. 1/7/12 (GM 11/13/11)
    $0.75/1 Fun Da-Middles Cupcake Mix, exp. 1/7/12 (GM 11/13/11) if included in sale
    $0.75/1 Fun da-middles Cupcake Mix, exp. 12/17/11 (SS 10/23/11 R) if included in sale
    As low as $.23 if Fun da-middles is included
    Also as low as $1.73 for Mix and Frosting!

Target-

  • $0.35/1 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11 R)
  • $1/2 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11)
  • As low as $.75

Kroger-

  • Pillsbury Brownie Mix $1.99
  • $0.35/1 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11 R)
  • $1/2 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11)
  • As low as $1.39
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Kohl’s Fleece Blankets Less Than $5!

Kohl’s has their 50×60 fleece blankets on sale for just $5.99, and you can get them for under $5 shipped when you use these codes!  Here’s how to get the deal:

Your total should be $4.79 after both coupons!  If you have a local homeless shelter these would be a great item to donate during the winter months.  Thanks, Slickdeals! 
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Advent Conspiracy: Pinch A Penny As You Give This Christmas Season

 

Our local church is encouraging us to focus this Holiday Season on something beyond our own family, and to give to those in need this CHRISTmas.  They are specifically encouraging us to give to two specific charities here in the North Alabama area:  the 8th Street Group Home and our local Prison Ministry, and to focus on a worldwide effort, the Advent Conspiracy.

 

To help your pennies stretch further as you give this Christmas, here’s a list of the best prices we could find on items that these programs are looking for requesting.  While you may be giving to other charities this Holiday season, I’m betting a few of the items listed will be things that you may need to find a deal on too!  Remember you can always find the best prices on donation deals this Christmas under the Holiday Food Box Tab at the top of the page.

 

 

8th Street Group Home Needs

Shampoo

Walgreens-Aussie or Herbal Essences 2/$6~Get $1.00 RR wyb 2

  • Use $1/1 from Nov Ebony Mag
  • or $1/2 from 11/27 PG
  • or $1/1 from 10/30 PG
  • As low as $1.50

Kroger-Axe Shampoo Select Varieties, 12 oz – $3.99

Walgreens-Pantene 2/$7~Get $2.00 RR wyb 2
  • Use $3/2 from 11/27 PG or 10/30  PG
  • or $1/1 from home mailer or 10/30 PG
  • or $1/2 from 10/30
  • As low as $1.00

 

Laundry Detergent

CVS-Tide or Gain laundry detergent – $5.94$.50/1 Tide/Downy 11/27/11 P&G

  • $2/1, $1/2, $0.50/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 11/30/11 (RP 10/23/11) watch expiration date
  • $1/1, $0.50/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
  • As low as $3.94

Deal Idea (only good through the 30th, you may see if your CVS will accept the coupon a day after the expiration date):

  • Buy (5) Tide Detergents 
  • 1 Dawn
  • Use 
  • (5) $2/1 Tide Detergent
  • (1) $.50/1 Dawn
  • Pay $20.19 Out of Pocket get $10 Gift Card like getting all items for $10.19 ($1.70 each!)
Publix-Tide Detergent, 100 oz bottle – $11.99
  • $.50/1 Tide/Downy 11/27/11 P&G
  • $2/1, $1/2, $0.50/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 11/30/11 (RP 10/23/11) watch expiration date
  • $1/2 Tide, Downy, or Bounce Laundry Care Item, exp. 12/23/11 (RP 10/30/11 R)
  • As low as $9.99
Target-Tide 100-oz. liquid or 53- or 68-load powder detergent, or Stain Release 68-oz. liquid or 34-ct. duo pacs – $11.99
  • $.50/1 Tide/Downy 11/27/11 P&G
  • $2/1, $1/2, $0.50/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 11/30/11 (RP 10/23/11) watch expiration date
  • $1/1, $0.50/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
  • $1/2 Tide, Downy, or Bounce Laundry Care Item, exp. 12/23/11 (RP 10/30/11 R)
  • As low as $9.49
Kroger-Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent, Snuggle Fabric Softener Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent (Select Varieties, Liquid, 55-68.75 oz) Snuggle Fabric Softener (Select Varieties, Liquid, 32-40 Loads or 70-80 ct Sheets) – $2.99

 

Soap

Hopefully you have some in your stockpile – there aren’t any great deals this week 🙁

 

Trash Bags

Target-Hefty Waste Bags 44- to 88-ct. 13 gallon, 30-ct. 30 gallon, 22-ct. 33 gallon or 20-ct. 39 gallon – $7.49

  • $1/1 Hefty Waste Bags, exp. 12/31/11 (Peelie)
  • As low as $6.49 if you find the peelie!

Kroger-Hefty Waste Bags 44- to 88-ct. 13 gallon, 30-ct. 30 gallon, 22-ct. 33 gallon or 20-ct. 39 gallon – $7.69

  • $1/1 Hefty Waste Bags, exp. 12/31/11 (Peelie)
  • As low as $6.69 if you find the peelie!

 

Canned Greens/Corn

Target- Del Monte $.65

Publix- Publix Brand $.79

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.60

 

Tuna

Kroger-  Chicken of The Sea Chunk Light Tuna Select Varieties, 5 oz – $0.69

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- Starkist  $.77

 

Ziploc

Publix-Ziploc Storage or Freezer Bags, Value Pack: Quart or Gallon, 30 to 50 ct pkg, or Jumbo Size Freezer Bags, 10 ct – $3.50

( Also, the residents always need white linens, twin sheets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and basic undergarments including underwear, socks, etc. which you may be able to find at Dollar General or Walmart for a decent price)

 

Prison Ministry Needs ~ Going Home Package

Toothbrush

Target-Crest 2-pk. Free single Oral-B manual toothbrush when you buy one Crest- $4.49 – $4.49$1/1, $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11 R)

  • $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • $1/1, $0.50/1Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
  • $2/1 Crest Complete Toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast Rinse, Oral-B Complete Floss, or Oral-B Complete Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 R) if included
  • As low as $.49 for both toothbrush and toothpaste! That’s 4 packs of toothpaste and 2 toothbrushes!!

Walgreens-Use various from 10/30 or 11/27 PG or from PG home mailer

  • or $2/1 9/11 SS
  • As low as FREE

CVS-Oral-B Cross Action Battery Toothbrush – $4.99

  • $3/1 Oral B battery toothbrush 11/27/11 P&G
  • As low as $1.99

 

Toothpaste

Target-Crest 2-pk. Free single Oral-B manual toothbrush when you buy one Crest- $4.49 – $4.49$1/1, $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11 R)

  • $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • $1/1, $0.50/1Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/30/11)
  • $2/1 Crest Complete Toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast Rinse, Oral-B Complete Floss, or Oral-B Complete Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 R) if included
  • As low as $.49 for both toothbrush and toothpaste! That’s 4 packs of toothpaste and 2 toothbrushes!!

Kroger-Colgate Max Fresh or Total Advanced Toothpaste Select Varieties, 4-6 oz or Colgate 360 or Max Fresh Toothbrush, Select Varieties, 1 ct – $2.50

  • $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 1/31/12 (ALL YOU Dec ’11)
  • $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 12/3/11 (SS 11/13/11)
  • As low as $1.50

Publix-Sensodyne Toothpaste, 4 oz tube – $4.49

 

Shampoo

Walgreens-Aussie or Herbal Essences 2/$6~Get $1.00 RR wyb 2

  • Use $1/1 from Nov Ebony Mag
  • or $1/2 from 11/27 PG
  • or $1/1 from 10/30 PG
  • As low as $1.50

Kroger-Axe Shampoo Select Varieties, 12 oz – $3.99

Target-Nivea Body Wash – $3.49

Walgreens-Pantene 2/$7~Get $2.00 RR wyb 2
  • Use $3/2 from 11/27 PG or 10/30  PG
  • or $1/1 from home mailer or 10/30 PG
  • or $1/2 from 10/30
  • As low as $1.00

 

Bodywash/Soap

Target-Nivea Body Wash – $3.49

 

Deodorant

Publix- Speed Stick Anti-Perspirant or Deodorant, 2.7 to 3.25 oz pkg (excluding 24/7, Pro and Stainguard), or Lady Speed Stick, 2.25 or 2.3 oz plg – $1.10

 

Socks, Underwear and Shirts

Target- Mens Hanes Premium 3 pack T-Shirts $10.00 (all other Hanes socks and underwear on sale)

Kohl’s- Hanes Men’s Beefy Tee’s are on sale $6.99

 

A huge thanks to my friend Shannon for compiling this list (and for her amazing heart for giving!)  Thanks, Shannon!

 

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Best Prices On Holiday Food Box Deals (As Of 11/29/11)

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

 

Stuffing Mix

Target- Stove Top $1.19

Kroger- Stove Top $1.49

Publix- Stove Top $1.29

 

Gravy

Publix- McCormick Gravy Mix- $.67

Target- McCormick $.52 or Heinz Gravy $1.19

Kroger- McCormick $1.19 or Heinz Gravy $1.25

 

Instant Potatoes

Kroger-

  • Idahoan Potatoes – $1.00
  • $1/1 Idahoan Potatoes
  • FREE Idahoan Au Gratin or Scalloped Homestyle Casserole, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct ’11)
  • $1/1 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Pouch printable
  • $0.75/3 Idahoan Single Serve Variety Pack printable
    As low as FREE

 

Target

 

Publix-

  • Idahoan Potatoes – $1.33
  • $1/1 Idahoan Potatoes
  • FREE Idahoan Au Gratin or Scalloped Homestyle Casserole, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct ’11)
  • $1/1 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Pouch printable
  • $0.75/3 Idahoan Single Serve Variety Pack printable
    As low as FREE

 

Cornbread Mix

Publix- Jiffy $.48

Target- Jiffy $.52

Kroger- Jiffy $.45

 

Sweet Potatoes

Target- $1.19

Kroger- $1.49

Publix- $1.27

 

Vegetables

Target- Del Monte $.65

Publix- Publix Brand $.79

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.60

 

Macaroni and Cheese

Target-
  • use in Holiday Food Boxes
  • $0.55/2 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, exp. 12/31/11 (Kraft Food & Family)
  • As low as $.73

Aldi- Cheese Club Premium Macaroni & Cheese – $0.59

Publix- Publix Brand $.79

 

Tuna

Kroger-  Chicken of The Sea Chunk Light Tuna Select Varieties, 5 oz – $0.69

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- Starkist  $.77

 

Diced Tomatoes

Kroger-

Target- Del Monte Diced Tomatoes $.69

Publix- Publix Brand $.60

 

Cranberry Sauce

Target-

Publix- Publix Brand $1.39

Kroger- Kroger Brand $1.00

Canned Fruit

Kroger- Kroger Mandarin Oranges, Kroger Fruit Kroger Mandarin Oranges (15 oz) – $1.00

Publix-

Target- Del Monte $1.19

 


Dessert

Aldi- Jell-O No Bake Dessert Mix – $2.49

Baker’s Corner Holiday Confetti Cake Mix – $0.99

Baker’s Corner Holiday Frosting – $1.29

Publix- Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix, 15.5 to 18 oz box – $1.20

Target-

  • $0.35/1 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11 R)
  • $1/2 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11)
  • As low as $.75

Kroger-

  • Pillsbury Brownie Mix $1.99
  • $0.35/1 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11 R)
  • $1/2 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix, exp. 1/31/12 (RP 11/06/11)
  • As low as $1.39
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