Cents of Style: Kimono Swim Cover-Ups – $14.95 + Free Shipping

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I am so ready for Spring! Cents of Style has a new trend for their Style Steal today. They have these amazing Kimono Swim Cover-Ups on sale for $14.95 with free shipping! The great thing about these kimonos is they can be worn as a cute swim cover-up or they are the perfect spring/summer layering piece with your jeans and t-shirts. They have multiple styles and colors on sale and at this price, it is a great way to “try the trend.” Make sure to use promo code KIMONO at checkout to apply discount!

Freebie Friday: York Peppermint Pattie

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Jimmy Dean Bowl Deal: Walgreens

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Through Saturday there is a good deal at Walgreens on Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls, 7 oz!

Buy (2) Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls, 7 oz 2/$4
Use (2) .75/1 Printable (zip 77477 under food)
P
ay $2.50

Get 1000 pts ($1) 
Final Cost; .75 each after points

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Seattle Best K Cup Stack: Harris Teeter

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Stack a new $1.50/1 eVIC with this $1.50/1 Seattle Best K Cup Printable at Harris Teeter!

They are not currently on sale but print & hold for a sale before 3/17 when the eVIC coupon expires!

Even at regular price the stack makes them $5.49!

You will want to print this $1.50/1 Seattle Best Coffee coupon too! There is a breakfast meal deal next week that includes bacon, eggs, coffee, Eggo and breakfast sandwiches!

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Easter Candy Coupon!

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$2.00 off any 3 Starburst Jelly Beans
Oh YUM!
It prints with a CVS logo but is a manufacturer coupons.  Mine expires 4/6!
Starting next week we will have an Easter Candy Roundup!

Tools of A Savvy Shopping Stockpiler

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The 6 things every shopper needs for a successful stockpile

Some may look at us like hoarders but savvy shoppers know that stockpiling is the real way to amazing savings.

Stockpiling has gotten my family through some really rough patches:

-That time my husband’s paycheck schedule changed and we went without a check for an extra week than usual.
-When my twins were born and I couldn’t drive for 6 weeks and spent every extra minute in the NICU.
-When I was sick in bed for days, knowing that my husband could cook dinner with items in the pantry was reassuring.
-When we were preparing to move and every extra minute was spent packing and arranging movers, etc.

There are several items I depend on to keep my stockpile accessible and organized!  You don’t need to run out and spend hundreds of dollars buying these items new- look on Craigslist or hold out until a deal comes along that you just can’t pass up.  But these are the items that I personally use to make my stockpile as successful as possible.

1. Extra Freezer.

 

A deep (chest) freezer or an upright freezer is my BEST couponing tool (Besides www.MoolaSavingMom.com of course!)  Freezing items extends their shelf lives.  Cheese, Milk, Meat, even flour- freezing them pauses their expiration date.  Properly frozen foods never “go bad” however their quality does diminish over time.  Buying meat when it’s marked down for quick sale (because it’s nearing the sell by date)- marinade it and freeze it.  Then when you pull it out to thaw- it marinates at the same time!  Double Duty.

Check out chest freezers!

2. Way to Freeze the Food

 

I have used freezer bags of all brands, Food Saver, and all sorts of different ways to try and protect the food in my freezer.  For a long time I was a huge fan of Butcher Freezer paper.  I would wrap the food in plastic wrap and then in butcher freezer paper.  I was always really happy with it.  However then I tried a Food Saver and fell in LOVE.  Both methods protect the food well but knowing that it’s air tight plus it was self-contained when thawing has won out for me personally.  Regardless of which method you use, find a way to protect the items in your freezer.  Simply tossing in the freezer won’t keep meat as fresh as it could be.  One of my favorite ways to protect chicken is to brine it (a salt & sugar water solution).  It makes tender, juicy chicken regardless of how you prepare it!

This is my favorite  Food Saver!

3. Extra Shelves:

 

Organization is key for a successful stockpile.  Whether you use store purchased shelving or build your own- having extra shelves to place the items on it important.  I avoid the plastic shelves because they tend to warp and bend under heavy items like canned goods and laundry detergent.  The metal shelves with the pressed wood insets are usually well enough made but the pressed wood tends to warp as well.  I have replaced those with heavier duty plywood and had good results.  However my favorite are complete steel shelves. They hold up well and don’t warp.  The shelves with the wire shelving often allow smaller items to slip through so I had to put a piece of wood over those as well to keep smaller items from sitting awkwardly and slipping through.

You can find some  shelves here.

4. Containers for odd shaped items:

These types of bins are my personal favorite for holding small items such as trial sized or single serving items. They also hold seasoning packets well and they stack which allows us to take advantage of the vertical storage space.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money – you can often find the empty cardboard containers in the grocery stores for free.  Simply ask the store if you can have the empty ones since they usually just break them down and recycle them.

You can check out the different kinds of  bins here.

5. A way to track it.

One of the worst things we can allow to happen in our pantries (and freezers) is to allow food to expire or spoil.  One of my favorite ways is to use a marker board (or even just white board markers on top of the chest freezer) to track items that need to be used ASAP.  It’s also a good way to note items I am really low on (right now that is beef steaks and roasts).  Even if it’s just a piece of paper taped to the wall in the pantry – knowing what needs to be used first.  Another one of my favorite ways to track in my pantry is to use a permanent marker to notate the expiration month on the sides of the boxes. This makes it easy to see that the Lucky Charms are expiring this month and we have plenty of time to eat the Frosted Flakes.

You can find marker boards here.

6. Way to keep odds and ends


One of my favorite ways to store all those odds and ends is an over the door shoe holder!  These hold taco seasoning packets perfectly plus so much more.  I kept one in my linen closet to hold trial size shampoos, etc and lip balms too.

This is the kind I used in my closet.

What other items would you recommend for a successful stockpile?

Coffee Deals 3/4 – 3/10

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Don’t miss out on a cup of joe just because you can’t find a good deal! Here is all the deals on coffee this week!

Harris Teeter
Lowe's Foods
Food Lion
Kroger
Publix
Bi-Lo

Lowes Foods MONEY MAKER

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Lowes Foods has a money maker on Crab Classic this week!

Buy (1) Trans Ocean Crab Classic – Leg Style, 8 oz $1.50
Use $0.50/1 Crab Classic, Lobster Classic, or Seafood Snackers

Pay $0.50
Submit for $1.00/1 Crab Classic – Ibotta Rebate
Final Cost: .50 MONEY MAKER

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Thanks Cammi!!

Milk & Oreo Deal: Harris Teeter

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Through 3/10 Harris Teeter is running a FREE milk promo this week through 3/10:

Buy (3) Oreo Cookies, 11.3 oz+ $3
Get FREE HT Brand Milk (limit 1 per transaction)
Use $0.75/2 Nabisco Oreo Cookie Packages, 10.5 oz or Larger – 2-1-15 SS (exp 03/21/15)

Final Cost: $7.50 or $1.87 each

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