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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thrifty Tips for January 31, 2013



Are you an shopper.  If you are, you might have noticed that prices can go up and down quite a bit especially if you leave an item in your cart.  Well Camel Camel Camel can help you with the trends in Amazon pricing.  It can even update you with price watching. 


I don't just read Christian eBooks, but I do look for them as much as possible.  And if they are free...YAY!  Here are some Christian ebooks and a couple of other ebooks for free.  Please remember to check prices before you download, because free today doesn't mean free tomorrow.  

PS It will not be all novels.  

The Big Book of American Trivia by J. Stephen Lang (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Downtown Green (Green Series Book 5) by Judy Christie (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Big 5-Oh! by Sandra D. Bricker (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook: 47 All Natural Gluten Free Meals and Desserts by Jennifer Dawn & Michelle Tracy (AMAZON)

Organic Food: Eating Organic on a Budget by Fanny Seto (AMAZON)


While supplies last sign up for Loreal Total Repair shampoo, conditioner or treatment while supplies last.


Okay this is potential free food.  Pick heads or tails for the Super Bowl coin toss and do it before February 2nd.  If your are correct, Papa John's will send you an email on Monday with a  promotional code for a free large one-topping pizza!  Easy right?  Follow this link to call the toss today.   There is one entry per person but four entries per household so if you have family members aged 13 or up, talk to them about entering too.  


Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics are set up with some great activities for February that you can register for now.  Follow this link to see what is going on near you.


Don't forget to check Savingstar for the latest coupons you can upload to your loyalty card.


Super Bowl is on its way and Americans will be consuming massive quantities of goodies and treats.  It is practically a holiday.  All those snacks can really add up and take away from the pocket book as well as add in the waistline.  I am really trying to eat more healthfully so I looked for some great recipes for you that are low in calories but also nice on the budget.

Seven Layer Dip is an amazing treat any time, but besides being heavy in flavor it can be really heavy in calories.  Fit Sugar has a really tasty option of Seven Layer Dip that can take a bite out of the calories and be done cheaply by following the sales (Fry's has roma tomatoes at 88 cents, Hass avocados are 88 cents each (but 2 for $1 at Safeway!), Bush's Best Beans (get the black or go for a bag of dry and make them from scratch in the crock pot with a bit of garlic - super easy) just 49 cents each when you take part in Fry's buy 10 and save $5 (lots of easy savings), 

Spark People has an inexpensive, healthy and very tasty Pico de Gallo recipe for you too.  This is really good and you can amp up the health by adding some extras which they explain fully.  As a money and time saver look at Fry's frozen prechopped white onions. 


Rancher's Reserve Whole Beef Top Sirloin Sold Whole in the Bag $2.77 lb
Avocados 2/$1
Pantry Essentials Milk $1.67 gallon, Whole, 2%, 1% or Fat  Free
Farmer John Meat Wieners 16 oz 88 cents each
Lay's Potato or Doritos Tortilla chips 10-10.5 oz Lay's or 10.5-11.5 oz Doritos Select Varieties $1.99
TreeTop apple Juice 64 oz 2/$4
StarKist Sold White Tuna 5 oz Select Varieties 2/$3
Mission Solft Taco Flour Tortillas 10 ct $1.29
Organic Navel Oranges 99 cents lb
Fresh Whole Pork Shoulde4r Blade Roast Bone-in Sold whole in the bag $1.87 lb


Pork Loin Back Ribs previously frozen buy 1 get 2 free (regular retail $7.99 lb)
Cuties Clementine Tangerines 3 lbs 2/$5
Coke, Pepsi or 7 up 12 pk 12 oz 4/$9 (when you buy 4 and make a $25 minimum purchase)
Blue Ribbon Deli Turkey Breast $2.99 lb (limit 2)
Nathan's Beef Franks 14 oz, Hebrew National Beef Franks 11-12 oz Buy 1 get 1 free
Powerade Sports Drink 32 oz Select Varieties 58 cents each
Super Lean Ground Beef 93% Lean 3 lbs or more $2.77 lb
Large Navel Oranges 99 cents lb
Frank's Red Hot Sauce 12 oz Select Varieties buy one get one free (save $3.79 on two)
Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup 10.75 oz 69 cents each


Kroger boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins Fresh USDA Inspected $1.88 lb (limit 4)
Pork Loin  Back Ribs or St Louis Style Ribs Previously Frozen 1/2 free ($7.99 lb)
Bananas 57 cents lb
Roma Tomatoes 88 cents lb
Kroger Cheese Select Varieties 6-8 oz $1.99 
BUY 10 SAVE $5 Deals (Price shown is reflective of discount taken when ten participating items are purchased)
American Beauty Pasta Select Varieties 16 oz 89 cents
Hebrew National Beef Franks Select Varieties 11-12 oz $2.99
Balance Bar Select Varieties 1.76 oz 49 cents 
Kraft Barbecue Sauce Select Varieties 17.5 to 18 oz 49 cents
Bush's Best Beans Select  Varieties 15-16 oz 49 cents each

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrifty Tips for January 24, 2012


Sometimes you stumble on a website that is just total genius.  That is how I felt when I found My Home  Remedies. is an advice board covering loads of topics that can help you find a remedy for acne, ink stains, car scratches and dry skin.  All tips are from fellow posters.  It is full of great ideas.

FREE EBOOKS (Always be sure to check the prices of these books before you download them.  They were free at the time of my posting, but that changes quickly)


The Beginning: An eShort prequel to The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON)

It Happens Every Spring (The Four Seasons of Marriage) by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Sweet Baklava by Debby Mayne (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of  Centrum Flavor Burst Chews.   

You can also give a sign up to Jelly Kids vitamin sample.  Again while supplies last.

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD has two music downloads this week including "Praise You in this Storm" from Casting Crowns: The Acoustic  Sessions  Volume One

Kids love teddy bears!  So of course who wouldn't love a tour of the Stuffington Bear Factory?  The Stuffington Bear factory  has been making stuffed dreams in Arizona since 1959 and is one of the last remaining stuffed bear factories in the country.  Free tours run from Monday through Saturday at 1 pm.  Larger group tours of ten or more (still free) can be arranged by giving them a call and setting up a reservation.  Follow this link to their site to do just that.


Lean Ground Beef 80% Lean 3lbs or More $1.99 lb
Whole Body Chicken or Leg Quarters Jumbo Pack 77 cents lb (limit 2)
Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak Buy 1 Get 2 Free ($8.99 lb)
Jumbo Size Cantaloupe $1 Each
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.67 (limit 2)
Large Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers $1 Each
Fresh Leaf Lettuce, Red, Green, romaine or Spinach $1 Each
Large Eggplant $1 Each
USDA Choice Cross Rib Roasts Boneless, Buy 1 Get 1 Free  $5.99 lb
HOT DEAL (limit 5)
Wish-Bone Salad Dressing 16 oz $1
Ragu Pasta  Sauce 16-24 oz Jar $1 
Best Foods Mayonnaise 22-30 oz Select Varieties $2.99 

Fresh Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops $1.49 lb (large packages)
Jumbo Navel Oranges 69 cents lb
Blueberries 6 oz 2/$3
Progresso Light Soups 18.5 oz Selected varieties 3/$4
Rosina Fully Cooked Meatballs 32 oz Frozen Selected Varieties Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Barilla Pasta 12 to 16 oz Selected Varieties 99 cents
Eating Right Whole Grain Pasta  13.25 oz Selected Varieties 99 cents
Hunts Pasta Sauce 24 oz Selected Varieties 99 cents
Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit 78 cents Each
Orange Yams or Russet Potatoes 99 cents lb

USDA Choice roast Sale bottom round, Sirloin Tip, Eye of Round, Top round, Beef Chuck or Shoulder 50% off
Colgate Toothpaste Select Varieties 4.6 oz or Toothbrush 99 cents
Campbell's Soup Select Varieties 10.5 to 11.5 oz 10/$10
Zucchini or Yellow Squash 99 cents lb
Bananas 57 cents lb
BUY 10 SAVE $5 MIX AND MATCH (Prices reflect savings discount of $5 after 10 purchased)
Dannon Yogurt  Select Varieties 4-6 ct or 32 oz $1.49 each
Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage Select Varieties 19 oz $3.49
Wholly Guacamole or Salsa Select Varieties 7-10 oz 99 cents
American Beauty Pasta Select Varieties 16 oz 89 cents
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Select Varieties 8-12 ct $1.89 each
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars 5-8 ct $1.89 each
Lots more so check their flyer

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thrifty Tips for January 16, 2013



There is never a bad time to spend money wisely and the free Android App ShopSavvy makes it super easy.  With this app you can scan a bar code and get prices from stores or even online retailers.  You can also get reviews on the items you are interested in as well! 


This is the perfect time of year to get a good handle on budgeting and Dave Ramsey has a great free download for you right now.  Download Dave Ramsey's Free Guide to Budgeting today and get started on the basics of budgeting and more. 


FreeCCM has ten free songs for download including "Our Generation" from Hearts of Saints.

(Remember that these books were free at the time of this posting.  That can change so be sure to look at the price before you download the books)

Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days 1: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Long Time Coming by Vanessa Miller (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Beyond the  Storm: Quilts of Love Series by Carolyn Zane (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Named By God: Overcoming Your Past, Transforming Your Present, Embracing Your Future by Kasey Van Norman (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Chili Recipes Gooseberry Patch (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)


While supplies last, head over to Lipton's Facebook page for a free sample of Lipton Black Tea


Kroger Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins, Fresh USDA $1.77 lb (limit 4)
Boneless Half Pork Loin Moist and Tender Whole in Bag $1.97 lb (limit 2)
Bar-S Franks or Bologna Select Varieties 16 oz 99 cents
16 oz Strawberries $1.77 lb
Barilla Pasta Select Varieties 12-16 oz 99 cents
Kroger Vegetables Frozen Select Varieties 9-12 oz 99 cents
Green Onions, Cilantro or Radishes 2/$1
Lean Cuisine Entrees Select Varieties 5-12 oz 6/$12 (Plus get free Dreyer's ice cream 48 oz or Skinny Cow Novelty 15.9-24 oz)
Campbell's Soup Select Varieties 10.5-11.5 oz 99 cents
Hunt's Pasta Sauce 24 oz 99 cents

Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steak $2.49 lb (Small Packages $2.99 lb)
Fresh 90% Lean Ground Beef $2.99 (Small Packages $3.49)
Granny Smith, Gala, Red or Golden Delicious Apples 88 cents lb
Pantry Essentials Milk Gallon, Whole, 2%, 1% or Fat Free $1.67 (limit 2)
Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit 78 cents each
Broccoli Crowns or Cauliflower $1.29 lb
Russet Potatoes 5lb bag $1.99 lb

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Tray Pack Buy 1 Get 2 Free $4.99 lb
Extra Lean Ground Beef 85% Lean 3lbs or more $2.49 lb
Jennie-O 93% Ground Turkey 20 oz $2.99 each
New Crop Strawberries 1lb 2/$3 (limit 4)
Blue  Bell Ice Cream 64 oz $3.99
Old Orchard Cranberry Naturals 64 oz $1.49
Large Size Cantaloupe 2/$4
Jonagold or Braeburn Apples $1 lb
Bunch Red or Green Chard 2/$3
Nature's Own 100% Whole Grain or Whitewheat Bread $2.39

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thrifty Tips for January 10, 2013


Get paid back for items you buy anyway.  I've mentioned it before, and I am mentioning it again.  If you haven't yet, sign up for  Register your store loyalty cards (I have my CVS and my Fry's card signed up), pick the available savings that you want to upload to your card and when you buy those items, the savings goes into an account.  Once you have saved at least $5, you can cash in with an Amazon gift card, Pay Pal, a bank deposit or donation to American Forrests.  Does it add up?  Yes.  I pick almost everything and if I buy the item great.  I do not buy anything just to get the cash back.  So it has taken some time, but I have received almost $18 for just doing what I normally shop for what I normally buy.  Check them out at this link.  

Now that the new year is in full swing, I thought it would be cool to find things that we can make this year rather than buying in order to save some extra money.

Natural Disinfectant - This recipe is from the frugal life.
1 Quart of water
20 drops of tea tree oil
20 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of lemon essential oil
Yes essential oils can cost a bit when you first buy them but nothing crazy and they last for a long time and have many uses. 

Stop Stop Stop buying broth and stock and start making your own. 
Here is an easy recipe in a nutshell.  All you need is a crock pot.
1 Chicken carcass - I bake a lot of whole chickens and then take off as much meat as possible.  Whatever is left will be used to make stock.  Your leftover rotisserie from the grocer works too!  Take the carcass and place in the crock pot.  Add an onion and whatever else you may have.  I like to save excess veggies and use them for this.  If you don't have any veggies or even onion, no problem just put it in the pot anyway.  Fill the crock pot up with water covering the chicken and filling the pot up a little over 3/4 of the way.  Put pot on low and let it go.  This is a great thing to do when going off to work.  The stock is ready when you get home!  Strain the stock and freeze portions for cooking.  The stock will be thick and gelatinous. You can make a similar stock with left over beef bits (you know the ones that you simply wont eat).

In my house we use butter.  My parents bought margarine when I was a kid, and that was one thing that I decided I would not do even if I had to make butter myself.  This is a great recipe which can be fun for kids too.  
1 Quart Mason Jar
1 Quart or larger bowl
1 Strainer
1 pinch of salt
1/2 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream (I like to use half for whipped cream and the other half for butter)
1 marble (yes a marble)

Directions:  Chill jar and marble in the fridge for about an hour.  This will really help your butter set quickly.  Pour cream into the jar, drop in the marble, close the lid tightly and shake.  As you shake the cream will get thicker and coat the jar.  Eventually you wont really hear the marble because the cream will muffle it, but keep shaking, because you will hear the marble again when the cream starts to clump up into butter.  Give it about another 15 minutes and then pour the contents into the bowl with the strainer.  This separates the butter from the buttermilk. Pour the buttermilk into a container and put in the fridge (you can use this for a great salad dressing base).  Now clean out your bowl and put the butter in.  Pour cold water over and cover the butter.  Strain water from butter again and again and again (don't save this water) until the water comes out clear (you want to remove any remaining buttermilk so it wont sour your butter).  Stir and press your butter against the bowl with a wooden spoon until all the buttermilk and water is worked out add the salt at this point.  Once you definitely have the water out, put it in the fridge to harden up for an hour.  Now the cool thing about this is you can get the kids into the activity so they can learn how to do it, have a little fun, and see what goes into making something so simple.  It is also something you can do while enjoying some television without feeling guilty, because you are being productive. 

CLEANSE (the face)
Facial cleanser and moisturizer.
This one is so great!  You don't even have to make anything!  It is another minor investment with some serious staying power.  Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for a time saver we will call it SEVO) is an amazing facial cleanser and moisturizer. Since all you need is to put some in a small container to keep at the ready there is little direction other than how to use.  So here we go:
Pour about a palm full (like a tablespoon size) of  SEVO out and massage gently into your face for two minutes.  Then take a wash cloth and hot water (sink hot not stove hot).  Wring out the cloth and place on your face for a minute.  Follow that by wiping face with the cloth.  Go to bed.  I started doing this about two months ago, and it has been amazing.  I have not had any winter dry skin on my face.  Make sure you use the Spanish and no other kind.  It is the best for your face because of the way it is prepared.  It cost me a little over $6 for a 17 oz bottle and I have used less than a quarter of the bottle so far.  If you are worried about blemishes, look it up.  Lots of people have used this and their skin has gotten even better not oilier.  

Now I was thinking about learning how to make vinegar and sharing that, but it is a LONG process and probably not so much a money saver as it is just really cool.  I plan on looking for the materials I'd need to do it, and if I go for it, I'll be sure to post all about it.  

Got babies in the family?  If you haven't signed up, here is a link for a free subscription to American Baby magazine.

Parents of babies and toddlers can get more help with Baby Talk magazine. Sign up for your free subscription here

FREE EBOOKS (Remember ALWAYS check the price before you order, because these books may be free when I put them up here, but that can change at any time)

Identity (Eyes Wide Open, Book 1) by Ted Dekker (CHRISTIANBOOKS.COM) (AMAZON

Land of My Heart by Tracie Peterson (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Calling of Emily Evans by Janet Oke (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Betrayed by Jeanette Windle (AMAZON)

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Moms by Rachel Ryan (AMAZON)

Skinny Pizza: Over 100 healthy recipes for America's favorite foods (AMAZON)


Sanderson Farms Jumbo Pack Chicken -Thighs, Drumsticks, Leg Quarters or Whole Body Fryers
99 cents lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99 lb
Pork Sirloin Chops or Roast Boneless $1.99 lb
Fresh Atlantic Salmon $4.99 lb
Blueberries or Blackberries 6 oz 4/$5 (limit 4)
Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers $1 each
Jumbo Size Jonagold or Braeburn apples $1 lb
Special Quaker Sale Buy 6 mix and match save $3 (prices reflect savings when six are purchased)
Quaker Cereal 12.5-14.5 oz $1.49
Chewy Granola Bars, Breakfast or Crunchy Oat Granola Cookies Select Varieties 6-8 count $1.49
Quaker Instant Oatmeal 8-10 ct or Old Fashioned Oats 42 oz $1.99
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix 32 oz or Syrup 24 oz $1.99
Also check out their flier for lots of great coupons too!

Fresh Assorted Pork Loin Chops Bone-in $1.79 lb
Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Round Tip roast $2.99 lb
Imported Red Seedless Grapes $1.88 lb
Hass Avocados 77 cents each
Mott's Apple Juice 2/$4
American Beauty Pasta 16 oz Selected Varieties $1
Celestial Seasonings Tea 18 to 20 count Selected Varieties 2/$4
Jumbo Sweet navel Oranges 99 cents lb
red, White gold or Russet Potatoes 99 cents lb


USDA Choice T-Bone Steaks Bone-In, Beef Loin Family Pack (limit 2) $4.97 lb
Lean Cuisine Entree's Select Varieties 6/$12
Fry's Large Eggs 12 count 99 cents (limit 2)
Cook's Spiral Ham Fully cooked, Bonein 99 cents lb (limit 2) While supplies last
Hass Avocados or Mangos 88 cents each
D'Anjou or Red Pears $1.28 lb
Blue Bell Ice Cream Select Varieties 64 oz $4.99
Barilla Pasta or Hunt's Tomatoes or  Sauce 10/$10
Bananas 38 cents lb
Romaine, Boston or Green Leaf Lettuce 88 cents
Minneola Tangelos 88 cents lb
Cauliflower 88 cents lb

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thrifty Tips for January 3, 2012


Can you believe it is already 2013?  I love the beginning of a new year.  There is simply an excitement in the air.  Truly I feel like there is just so much opportunity.  Like the opportunity to look at things in a new way.  That is one of the things I'll be doing this year with leftovers.  Looking at them differently to see what kind of options I can come up with from them.  This leftovers idea also extends into repurposing things around the house before we simply get rid of them.  Of course, we never just get rid of anything.  You never know who can make a treasure out of what you no longer use.  So let's get started and see what we can come up with today for thrifty tips.

Don't forget to load up the latest Saving Star coupons to your Fry's and CVS loyalty cards.  They are great ways to get extra money without even giving it much though.  Just save coupons to your card, and as you buy the items those savings will load into an account that you can cash in for paypal, Amazon gift cards or even deposit into your account.

Tilapia is on sale at Albertson's this week, and it is the perfect ingredient for fish tacos, and fish tacos are super easy.  I have two great recipes to try. The first recipe uses panko crumbs to make your tilapia nice and crunchy (Kikoman has a great panko for a great price almost any time Albertsons).  The second recipe is a grilled recipe.  Oh, and I totally recommend soft corn tortillas for either.  They work great with fish tacos and last a long time in the fridge & freezer.  Another great option too is to make the fish in either way and make a salad with  some lettuce and crunchy tortilla chips.  Either way, they are a great way to take advantage of a good white fish sale.

Spring cleaning doesn't just have to be done when the weather starts warming up.  Cleaning up and cleaning out is a great thing to do after Christmas.  Even if you do a pretty minimal Christmas, you can usually locate some items that you no longer use that you can donate or find other uses for.  If you do some serious closet cleaning, you might just find some great shirts that you no longer where, but you would like to still hold onto in another way.  Now that the weather is chilly, maybe you could make some cute scarves from your old t-shirts.  Check out Kevin & Amanda for a great tutorial for a ringlet scarf.  I love this one, because you don't have to sew just cut and tie. 

Do you have a lot of books at home, and you are finally at that point where you realize you will not be reading them all again and again?  Trade them out through  My favorite book trading site.  List the books you would like to trade.  With your first ten listed, you will even get free credit for two books.  Make your wish list for books you would like, and when they are available, you can request them with your credits, and the other book owner will send them to you.  You only pay when you send books out which is at an average of about $2.47 for media mail.  It is a great way to get some good reads and clear out those shelves.  You can also do the same thing with your movies and music with SwapaCD & SwapaDVD.


There are a couple of really good reads today.  Please remember though that what is free today may not be free when you read this ALWAYS check the price before you download. 

The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life That Keeps You Smiling by Rachel St. John-Gilbert (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES&NOBLE)

Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt by Christi Paul (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES&NOBLE)


Did you get an MP3 player for Christmas or perhaps you  just want to expand your music library in a free and totally legal way?  Jesus Freak Hideout has an exceptional line  up of songs for you to download.  First there is their collection titled "Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't - Volume 1).  This collection contains 37 tracks from various artists covering many genres from AC, Rap, spoken word (yep spoken word), Hip Hop, Indie and Ska.  Definitely give it a check out and remember, what you don't like, you can drop.  Download it free by going to their page which covers the track listing here and then scroll down to the listing.  Your link to the download is where it says "DOWNLOAD it Free."  Want more?  Jesus Freak Hideout has more with a Volume Two collection.  This collection contains 38 tracks!  Check it out at this link here and follow their page to the download site.  So there you go...75 tracks.  That ought to keep you pretty busy.  :)


Lowe's has a surprise Build & Grow Clinic on January 12th.  They don't say what the clinic will be, but these are always a great time for the kids and of course totally free.  Follow the link to sign up for the clinic in your area.

Lego builds happen each month at your local Lego store.  Here in AZ, we only have one in Chandler and Glendale, but these are a great opportunity for your kids ages 6-14 to build a great toy and have lots of fun for free.  These are only available while supplies last and the build typically starts at 5 pm.  If you have a store near you, give them a call to confirm the time and date.  According to the Lego website the build will be on Tuesday, January 8th.


Fry's is having another case sale.  Be sure to see what great deals they have.  Here are just a few:
Libby's Vegetables Select Varieties 14.5-15.25 oz 50 cents each (12 case count limit 2 case equivalent)
Progresso Soup Select Varieties 18-19 oz 88 cents (12 case count)
Maruchan Noodles Select Varieties 3 oz (24 case count) 16 cents each
Kroger Honey Select Varieties 16 oz $2.99 (12 case count) OOOH so good for sore throats!
Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts Frozen 3 lb bag $1.59 lb (limit 2)
Atlantic Salmon Fillets  Fresh Farm Raised $4.77 lb
Fry's Half Gallon Milk, Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Lowfat or Skim 88 cents (limit 4)
Yoplait Yogurt Select Varieties 4-6 oz 20/$10
Zucchini or Yellow Squash 99 cents lb

Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef 7% Fat or Ranchers Reserve Boneless Beef Chuck Cross Rib Roast
$2.99 lb
Pantry Essentials Milk Gallon, Whole, 2%k 1% or Fat  Free $1.67 limit 2
Lean Cuisine Meals 6-11.5 oz Selected Varieties $1.97
Sweet Navel Oranges 2 lbs for $1
Tomatoes on the Vine $1.99 lb
Romaine, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 2 for $3
Hass Avocados 10/$10
Ripe Bananas 57 cents lb
Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious apples $1.49 lb
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz Selected Varieties 10/$5

Premium Seafood Tilapia Fillets
1lb Frozen Buy 1 Get 2 Free $7.99 bag
Albertsons Large Eggs 18 ct Grade AA $1.88 each with coupon
Fuji or Braeburn Apples $1 lb
Jimbo Size New Crop Cantaloupe $1 Each
Pork Half Loin  Roast Boneless Sold in the Bag $1.99 lb
Fresh Roma Tomatoes $1 lb
Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Leaf Lettuce or Spinach $1 each
English Cucumbers $1 each
Large Mangos $1 each