Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Super Doubles at HT...02-17-->2-22

Not much to brag about this time around, but this is what's on my list...
  • Butterball Turkey Kielbasa $2.50 - 75¢ q from insert = $1
  • Butterball Turkey Bacon $2.50 - 75¢ q from insert = $1
  • Butterball Turkey Sausage $2.50 - 75¢ q from insert = $1
  • Progresso Soup (Raincheck for BOGO) (on sale for 50% off ) $2.69 for four - 25¢ q from insert = $2.19 for four cans
  • Activia yogurt $2.50 - $1 q from insert and IP = 50¢
  • Wheatable crackers $2.99 - $1.50 IP q (from a while back November) = free
  • Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.70 -$1 q from insert = free
  • Wholly Guacamole $1.99 - $1 q from insert = free
  • Dole Pineapple 8 oz cans x3; 67¢ each - $1 q from insert = 3 free cans
  • Reynolds Recycled Aluminum Foil $2.44 -$1 IP q = 44¢
  • Lip Smackers Lip Gloss $1.99 - $1 IP q = free

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Need a specialty food item, shop at a specialty store...duh

Don't worry, I too am guilty of picking up what I need at Harris Teeter on a whim without thinking that it may be more affordable at a specialty store. We generally think that the "novelty" of an item makes it more expensive at a specialty store. NOT THE CASE!

Over lunch, I generally discuss....yep....FOOD and what I'm gonna make for dinner that night. I was discussing how upset I was that "my" Harris Teeter did not have bean sprouts, and my friend Laura recommended that I go to the S-Mart Asian Supermarket in Cary. Now I have seen this store, but was a bit skeptical to go in and shop. Well, last night I went and I was like a kid in a candy store.

My stirfry was becoming very run-of-the-mill, so I wanted to add a few items to spruce it up. I went in with intentions of getting bean sprouts and baby bok choy, needless to say I left with a whole bag of items. I was floored at how much lower the prices are compared to the general market. For instance, Sriracha "rooster sauce" is $4.79 for 17 oz bottle at HT. At the S-Mart it was $1.88 for 28 oz!!! WHAT, how could I have not been shopping here all along?!?
photo courtesy of (http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/marta/)

My bag of goodies consisted of a HUGE bottle of sweet chili sauce ($1.99), sesame oil ($2.99), Snow peas ($1.37), 6 baby bok choy ($2.32), and almost 1 lb of bean sprouts (53¢) all for $9.38.

At HT, these would have cost me over $23. The breakdown...chili sauce ($3.29, for much smaller bottle), HT brand sesame oil ($3.29), snow peas ($3.99), baby bok choy ($1.87 each), and bean sprouts (at other HT stores are 99¢/lb).

Point of story...explore your local specialty food markets!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

HT 2/10-->2/16

B2G3:
2 liter Pepsi Products (must buy 2 to get 3 free) $3.58 for 5-2 liters

B1G1:
1 Lb. Driscoll's Strawberries $2.49 (coupon from waaaayyyy back 55¢, was an IP)
Buitoni Pastas (almost all of them, yummmyy) $2.07 ($1 coupon found here), makes them $1.07

Johnsonville Summer Sausage is BOGO at $2.27* (55¢ coupon found here) makes it $1.17
this is unadvertised, so check your store for supply

Pacific Organic Soups 3/$5 ($1 coupon found here) makes them 67¢ each

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2-3-->2-9 @ HT

Advil 40-50 ct $4.99 - $2q from 1/31 insert = $2.99
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sticks are BOGO $1.59 - $1 q from 11/18 insert = 59¢
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers are BOGO $1.09 - 75¢ q from this site = FREE
McCormick Chili/Taco/Fajita Seasoning are BOGO 59¢ - 25¢ q from 1/24 insert = 9¢
Chex Mix are BOGO $1.39 - 50¢ q from this site = 39¢
French's Yellow/Spicy Brown Mustard $1.50 - 50¢ q from 1/24 insert = 50¢
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix $1.25 - 50¢/2 from 1/10 insert = $1.50 for two boxes