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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thrifty Tips for May 3, 2012



Did you know that on average, Americans throw out 25 percent of the food they bring home?  This adds up to roughly $2,200 per year!  That is crazy.  I hate to say it, but I am definitely guilty.  I do try very hard to incorporate leftovers into our meal planning.  Still I miss the mark.  This caused me to look for a good site to help me with the leftover question.  I think you're going to like it.  Check out Love  Food Hate Waste.  This is a website from England so you will find things like haggis in it, but it is very, very cool and informative on serving sizes and recipes that you can make using your leftovers.

LINK:  Love Food Hate Waste


While supplies last, like Mrs. Dash's Facebook page and get four free sample packets of Mrs. Dash.  Love that stuff!

LINK:  Mrs.  Dash Samples

Costco members can sign up for a free sample of NEXXUS Promend shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment care while supplies last.


While supplies last, Walmart has free samples of Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine.

LINK:  Garnier Sleek & Shine

I love free samples of perfume.  It is always nice to try before you buy, and lately so many samples have actually been in those cute little spray it!!!!!  While supplies last, sign up for your free sample of  Calvin Klein's Beauty.  I cannot guarantee it will be in a cute little bottle, but a sample is a sample, and Calvin Klein has never disappointed me.  :)

LINK:  Calvin Klein Beauty


Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics have to pretty neat activities for the kids this month.  On Saturday, May 12, the kids can build a picture frame planter and on Saturday, May 26th a cute little ice cream truck is the project.  Do not forget that you need to register in advance.  Follow the link below to those fun activities for the kids.

LINK:  Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic

Do your kids love stuffed animals?  Of course they do.  If you are in the Phoenix area (specifically East Thomas  Road, you might want to take advantage of the Stuffington Bear Factory free daily drop-in tour which is on Mondays through Saturdays at 1:00 pm.  This is a little mini tour of about 15 minutes.  I would have loved this as a kid.  If you have a party of ten or larger, you can sign up the group for a longer more in depth tour.  All the details are at the Stuffington Bear Factory website.  Their phone number is listed there too so you can also call for details.

LINK:  Stuffington Bear Factory

FREE EBOOKS (These are all either Christian fiction or Christian subject matter from Christian publishers)

Ruby (Dakotah Treasures Series) by Lauraine Snelling (AMAZON)

Handle With Prayer: Unwrap the Source of God's Strength for Living by Charles Stanley (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (

Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson (AMAZON)

Fatal Loyalty by Sue Duffy (AMAZON)

Seeing Things by Patti Hill (BARNES & NOBLE) (

Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (

Autism's Hidden Blessings by Kelly Langston (AMAZON)

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS has two free Christian music downloads this week with "Rise Up" by Matt Maher and "Toy Soldier" by Stephanie Pauline.

LINK:  iTickets Free Music

Free CCM's download offerings this week include "The River" by Lara Landon, "Miracle" by Shane & Shane, "Open My Hands" by Sara Groves, "Calling My Name" by 33Miles, "How Great Thou Art" by  Chris Rice, and "All I Want" by Fuzed Worship.

LINK:  Free Christian Music FreeCCM

New Release Tuesday has some great downloads.  They too have "The River" by Lara Landon as well as "My Desire" by Anthony Evans, "Holes" by  Heather Williams, "Victorious" by Harvest Worship, "Inside of Me" by Ashes Remain, and "Beauty From Ashes" by 737.

LINK:  New Release Tuesday Free Christian Music



Cook's Spiral  Sliced Half Ham $1.27 lb Bone in (limit 2)
Strawberries 16 oz 4/$5
Ball Park Franks Select Varieties 16 oz 2/$3
Farmer John Breakfast Sausage Select Varieties 8 oz links 4/$5
USDA Choice Roast Sale - Bottom Round, Sirloin Tip, Eye of Round, Top Round, Beef Chuck or Shoulder Buy 1 Get 1 of equal or lesser value Free
Bar-S Bacon 12 oz $1.97  (limit 4)
Banquet Entree or Michelina's Select Varieties 4-11 oz 88 cents
Quaker Creal Select Varieties 12.3-14 oz $1.88
 Fry's Large Eggs Grade AA 12 ct (limit 2)
Country Time or Kool-Aid or Tang Drink Mix Select  Varieties 10-12 ct or 6-8 qt 10/$10
Barilla Pasta Select Varieties 12-16 oz 10/$10
Kraft or Sargento Cheese Select Varieties 5-8 oz 2/$4
Smart Ones Classics Favorites Select Varieties 4.3-11.5 oz 6/$10
Progresso Soup Select Varieties 18-19 oz 10/$10
Cilantro bunches 2/$1.00
Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Bananas 57 cents lb


Fresh Safeway Split  Chicken Breasts Bone-in or Fresh Safeway Drumsticks, Thighs or Leg Quarters 99 cents lb
Fresh Whole Pork Shoulder Blade Roast Bone-in Sold in the bag $1.49 lb
Jennie-O Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey 20 oz $3.99 each
Chicken Leg Quarters Frozen Sold in a 10 lb bag 75 cents lb
Tomatoes on the Vine 88 cents lb
Yoplait Yogurt 10/$6
Marie Callender's Meals 10.25-19 oz Selected Varieties Excludes Steamers $2.00
Pantry Essentials Milk Gallon, Whole, 2%, 1% or Fat Free (limit 2) $1.57
Campbell's Condenses Soups Select Varieties 99 cents
Kiwi Fruit 3/$1.00
Texas 1015 Sweet Onions 99 cents lb
Green Onions, Cilantro or Red Radish bunches 2/$1.00
Garlic 2/$1.00


USDA Choice Petite Sirloin Steak  Boneless 1/2 free with in-store coupon ($8.99 lb)
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.67 lb
Pork Butt or Picnic roast Bone-in, whole in Bag $1.47 lb
Pork Sirloin Roast Boneless, Whole in Bag $1.47 lb
New Crop  California Sweet Corn $5/$1.00 (limit 10)
Coke Products 12 packs select varieties 4/$10 (with minimum $25 purchase)
Casa Fiesta Beans 15-16oz Select Varieties 2/$1.00
Green Onions or Cilantro bunches 2/$1.00
Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb
Iceberg Lettuce 99 cents each

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