Friday, May 27, 2011

Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 5/25-5/31

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • Coke Product 12 packs 4/$10 with in ad coupon
  • Lays Potato chips 10 or 10.5 oz $1.77
  • Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs or Bologna 16 oz $.99
  • Red Ripe Seedless Watermelon $2.88 each
Hy Vee is having a sale where you buy any 10 participating items and you save $5 (or $.50 per item). The following items are part of that sale and the price I am listing is th price AFTER the $.50 off:
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meat or Chicken Strips 6-9 oz $2.49
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers or Ritz Crackers 5.5-16 oz $1.49
  • Kraft Natural Cheese shredded or chunk 5-9.6 oz $1.49
  • Capri Suns $1.49
  • Kraft Salad Dressing 14 or 16 oz $.99
  • Planters Nuts 4.75-16.5 oz $1.49
No Frills Fresh
  • Pepsi Product 12 packs 4/$10 (when you buy 4)
  • Mix & Match 10-16 oz Fritos, Cheetos, Doritos, Lay's, Rold Gold or Munchies chips 5/$10
  • Mangoes $.68 each
  • Capri Suns 2/$3 (with in ad coupon) 
  • Bar S Jumbo Franks 16 oz $.78
  • Our Family Butter Quarters 1 lb $2.48
In addition to their regular week long special, No Frills also has a 4 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 5/27-Monday 5/30 that includes the following:
  • Pork Featherbones $.99/lb (sold in 10 lb box for $9.90)
  • 7Up or Dr Pepper Brand soda 12 packs 4/$8.88
In addition to their regular week long specials, No Frills at Baker's Square (132nd and Center) also additional deals all week that includes the following:
  • 5% discount on entire order for Senior Citizens "55 or better"
  • Wimmer's Link Smoked Sausage 16 oz  2/$3(while supplies last, limit 2)
  • Dole Classic Romaine Salad $,99 (with in ad coupon)
  • 7Up or Dr Pepper Brand soda 12 packs 4/$8.88 
Bag N Save
  • Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper or 7Up brand 12 packs 4/$10 (limit 8)
  • 84% Lean Ground Chuck $1.99/lb
  • Robert's Sour Cream 16 oz $.88
  • Cucumbers 2/$1
  • Green Giant Idaho Russet Potatoes 5 lb $1.99
  • Potato Salad $.97/lb
  • Capri Suns 2/$3
  • Kraft Singles 2/$3 (with in ad coupon)
  • Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs 2/$2
  • Oscar Mayer Bologna or Cotto Salami 2/$2
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 4 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 5/27-Monday 5/30 that includes the following:
  • Pilgrim's Pride Boneless Chicken Breast 2.5 lb bag $3.99
  • Mr Dell's Hashbrowns 24-32 oz $1.39
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or 7Up brand 12 packs $2.50 each
  • Pepsi product 2 L $.84 each (you have to buy 4 and get 2 free for it to average out to this price)
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers 5.5-10 oz or Pepperidge Farm Cookies 5-8.6 oz $1.99
  • There is a Frozen Foods Sale where you buy any 10 participating items and you get $5 off, which equals out to $.50 off per item. With this sale, Green Giant Vegetables 7-10 oz are $.99 (after the $.50 off each)
  • Cantaloupe large size $.99
  • Blueberry $1.69/pint
  • Strawberries $.99 per 1 lb clam shell
Super Saver
  • Pepsi Product 24 packs $4.48
  • Coke Procuct 24 packs $4.98
  • Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 30 oz $1.64
  • 80% Lean Ground Beef $1.88/lb (sold in 10 lb tube for $18.80)
  • Dozen Large Eggs $.87
  • Powerade or Powerade Zero 32 oz $.64
  • Rotella's Bread $.88
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a 4 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 5/27-Monday 5/30 that includes the following:

  • Pepsi or 7Up 6 pack .5L bottles $1.98
  • Whole Top Sirloin $2.96/lb
  • Peaches $.88
  • Johns Mrrell Hot Dogs $.68
  • Delightful Farms Boneless Chicken Breast $4.99
  • Roma Tomatoes $.88
  • Mushrooms $.99 8 oz carton
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.


Mega Swagbuck on Fridays!!! Earn Amazon Gift cards just for searching on line!!!

Why am I Searching on Swagbucks you ask?! Well, today, as with EVERY Friday, is Mega Swag Bucks day! That means more chances to earn more Swag Bucks (which will earn you gift cards or prizes!!)! So, make sure to use Swag Bucks for all your searching needs today!

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swag Bucks with me! This is a GREAT time to join-with Mega Swag Bucks going on today!! As an FYI, I have gotten $160 in Amazon Gift cards so far and I have 712 Swag Bucks left. (450=$5 Amazon card).

If you are new to Swag Bucks, please read my explanation of Swag Bucks here. And my explanation of the changes to Swagbucks here.


FREE Pull Up samples from Walmart...go now!

Wal Mart has a fantastic free sample of Pull Up flushable wipes. Go here to claim yours before they are gone!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Are you always down for a cheap date night? I know I am...Here are some really cute ideas for parents!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

#Carrabba's helped my find my Pasta Personality...

When we first moved back to Omaha, we discovered what was a new place to us-Carrabba's Italian Grill. It was awesome! I loved it and in fact, last year for my 9th Anniversary my husband and I ordered Carraba's to go at my request for dinner! (As a side note, yesterday was my 10th anniversary-it has been far too long since I ate there.)

Well, Carraba's has a fun Pasta Personality Quiz on Facebook right now that I could hardly wait to try it out! Any guesses as to what my pasta personality is?! Here was my result...

I am Penne Franco...I love how my pasta personality is "One of a Kind"! Love that! Plus the Penne Franco looks and sounds to good it is making me drool just a little bit! Want to have some fun with Carraba's and find out your Pasta Personality as well? Go to the Carraba's Facebook page, like them, then take the Carraba's Pasta Personality Quiz.

I honestly LOVE pasta and this meal looks fantastic and it got me thinking about my favorite pastas. As many of you know, I am Greek. So, my ultimate favorite pasta is a Greek recipe for Pastichio which we sometimes call "Greek Lasagna". I have been eating this since I was a little girl and it is the BEST! Seriously, It is SOOO good! It is a Greek family recipe, and my mom and XiaXia (grandma in Greek) are totally cool with my sharing the recipe with all of you lucky readers!! Check it out (this makes a big huge pan of this and you will have leftovers...feel free to make a half batch!! Oh and consider this fair warning that it is a decadent yummy food, but it is far from low cal...):

Pastichio (This is broken up into 2 parts-the base and the cream sauce-they bake together in the oven in the end)

Base Mixture
1-1.5 lb Ziti or Pasta Penne
2.5-3 lb Ground Beef
2 large chopped onions
Olive Oil
1 small can tomato paste
1 lb grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese
4 Eggs
1/2 C butter
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 cinnamon stick
dash nutmeg
salt & Pepper
butter to grease pan

Brown onions in a little olive oil, add the ground beef and brown. Drain the grease well. TO this, add tomato paste, cinnamon, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook about 15 minutes covered until you have a thick sauce-add a little water if necessary-let cool. Remove cinnamon stick, then add 2 well-beaten eggs and mix well (make sure mix is cool before adding eggs or they will cook). Then cook for about 5 more minutes.

Boil pasta as directed on package and drain well. Beat 2 eggs in a large pot or bowl and add the pasta to them. Grease the sides and bottom of a large (DEEP) roasting pan (you can use the large foil disposable pans from the store if you do not have a big roasting pan). Cover the bottom of the pan with half the pasts/egg mixture. Sprinkle well with the grated cheese. Next add the meat mixture and pack down well. Add the rest of the pasta mixture, and again generously add a layer of the grated cheese. Melt 1/2 C butter and drizzle over mix in pan. Move on to Cream sauce...

Cream Sauce
3 C Milk
3 C Half and Half
1/2 C butter
3 heaping T flour
6 beaten Eggs
salt to taste

Step 1-Warm and heat in a large double boiler: Half the milk, half the Half and Half, all butter, and salt to taste.

Step 2-Mix remaining milk and half and half with flour. Stir until smooth. Add 6 beaten eggs and mix completely. Add this mixture very slowly to the step 1 mixture on the stove. You add slowly and stir constantly because you do not want the eggs to cook separately from the mix. Continue stirring until the mixture is thick (this could be a while).

Pour thickened mixture immediately over the pasta meat mixture in the roasting pan. Sprinkle the top lightly with the remaining cheese, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes (check it in 20 minutes and if it is getting too brown turn down to 350 degrees).

This is a pretty extensive recipe as you can see and it is high calorie, but it is SOOOOO good!

If you don't want to go through the trouble of making my favorite though, you could just head over to Carrabba's Italian Grill where they have the Carrabba’s Signature Pasta Meals and New Limited Time Offers:

Signature Pasta Meals, featuring seven distinctive dishes served with choice of soup or fresh salad starting at $10. There’s no better place than Carrabba’s to enjoy a complete Italian meal – any day of the week.

CARRABBA’S PASTA: Carrabba’s makes every pasta dish by hand with the freshest ingredients. Pasta is cooked perfectly every time and signature sauces are made from scratch daily. Creative flavors and combinations of ingredients are part of Carrabba’s authentic family recipes as well as new creations.

LIMITED TIME OFFERS: Now through July 2011.
Featured Signature Pasta Meal:
Pasto Rambo – Named for the chef who created it, it’s made with shrimp tossed with imported Italian linguine, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes sautéed in our basil lemon butter sauce. Lobster is available instead of shrimp for an additional cost.

Other Limited Time Offers:
Parmesan-crusted Chicken – Topped with fresh arugula and grape tomatoes tossed in a hand-prepared lemon vinaigrette, served with choice of side. Substitution of wood-grilled chicken also available. Pairs well with Estancia Pinot Grigio.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – Three pork tenderloin medallions wrapped with prosciutto, wood-grilled and topped with an apple and fig infused port wine sauce, served with the vegetable of the day. Pairs well with Coppola Pinot Noir.

Limoncello Bread Pudding – Back by popular demand! Brioche bread pudding made with fresh Madagascar vanilla beans and a rich custard, served hot out of the oven. Topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and drizzled with Carrabba’s homemade Caravella Limoncello liqueur sauce.

Now Introducing:
Peach Sangria – Carrabba’s new light and fruity Peach Sangria blends Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, Absolut Apeach vodka and Patrón Citrónge with a splash of citrus. Topped with a fresh lemon wedge and strawberry, it’s a taste of the Amalfi Coast in spring.

Locations: Visit for the closest Carrabba’s location. There are more than 230 locations nationwide.

About Carrabba’s:
Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola founded the first Carrabba’s Italian Grill in 1986 in Houston, Texas. Today, there are 232 Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations around the country, run by passionate local proprietors focused on delighting guests with fresh, made-to-order Italian cuisine and the ultimate dining experience. Carrabba’s serves dinner seven nights a week in a casual environment that pairs innovative dishes and a complementary wine list with abundant hospitality. For on-the-go guests, Carrabba’s also offers convenient Carside Carry-Out. To learn more about Carrabba’s, please visit .

So, have a little fun and go take the quiz to see how your personality compares to some of Carrabba’s signature pasta dishes!

After you take the quiz, let me know what your Pasta personality is, and tell me about one of your family favorite pasta recipes!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Carrabba’s blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 5/11-5/17

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • Hy Vee 100% Natural Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast $1.88
  • Yoplait Yogurt 4 or 6 oz 10/$4 ($.40 each)
  • Pillsbury Cake Mix $.88
  • Pillsbury Frosting 2/$3
  • Hy Vee Tortilla Chips 13.5-13.6 oz $1.28
  • Red Ripe Strawberries $2.28
  • Always Pads or Tampax Tampons 20-48 ct $5.48
  • Huggies Jumbo Pack 12-50 Ct $8.97
In addition to their regular week long special, Hy Vee also has a 4 Days of Savings Sale Wednesday 5/11--Saturday 5/14 that includes the following:

  • 1 lb Bananas FREE (with in ad coupon-max value $.69)
  • Potato, Macaroni, or Spring Salad or Cole Slaw 3 lb tub $4.99 (that is about $1.67/lb)
AND In addition to all those specials, Hy Vee also has a Friday the 13th Sale Friday 5/13 (my little girls 3rd birthday) that includes the following:

  • 7-Up Product 6 pack half liter bottles 6/$10 (or about $1.67 each)
  • Edy's Ice Cream 1.5 Quart $1.99
  • Mars Candy standard size 3/$1
  • Suave Shampoo or Conditioner 22.5 Fl oz $.99
  • Peter Pan Peanut Butter 3 packs are $2.97 (48.9 oz-like paying $.99 each jar)
  • Purex 150 fl oz $3.99
No Frills Fresh
  • Boneless Pork Ribeye Chops or Roast $1.88/lb
  • Orville Reddenbacher's 3-4 pack microwave popcorn 2/$2 with in ad coupon
  • Our Family Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 3 lb $5.99 with in ad coupon
  • El Monterey Taquitos, mini CHimis or Tamales 21-24 oz $4.99
  • Cucumber $.39 each
In addition to their regular week long special, No Frills Fresh also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 5/13-Sunday 5/15 that includes the following:

  • Our Family Ice Cream $3.98 (140 oz)
  • Bar S Jumbo Franks $.88 16 oz
In addition to their regular week long specials, No Frills at Baker's Square (132nd and Center) also additional deals all week that includes the following:
  • 5% discount on entire order for Senior Citizens "55 or better"
  • Spring Hill Brand Bacon 16 oz $1.99
  • 24 oz No Frills White Sandwich Bread $.69 with in ad coupon
  • 7 Up, Dr Pepper or Sunkist product 6 pack half liter bottles $.98 with in ad coupon ($1.98 without)
Bag N Save
  • Our Family Cheese 8 oz shredded or chunk $.99 (limit 6)
  • Van Camp's Pork and Beans 15 oz $.19 (with in ad coupon)
  • Extra Large Mangos $.88
  • Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding 4 ct $.59 with in ad coupon (my new snack love...)
  • Pam cooking Spray 6 oz $1.99 with in ad coupon
  • Banquet Family Entrees $1.69 with in ad coupon
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 5/13-Sunday 5/15 that includes the following:

  • Shasta Canned pop 12/$1.99
  • Our Family American Singles $.99 
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Pepsi product 2 L Buy 4 (at $1.25) get 2 free
  • Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers $1.40 with qualifying purchase of 10 participating items (there are many items)
  • Artichokes 10/$10
  • Little Salad Bar 12 oz garden salad bag $.49
  • Grape Tomaoes 10 oz clam shell $.99
  • Multi colored Peppers 3 pack $1.79
  • Mushrooms 8 oz package $.79
Super Saver
  • Strawberries 11 lb flat $9.77 (Starts FRIDAY while supplies last)
  • Dozen Eggs large $.99
  • Coke Product 24 packs $5.38 (limit 2)
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a Weekend Sale Friday 5/13-Sunday 5/15 that includes the following:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 3 lb $4.98
  • Coke 2 L $.88
  • Strawberries $.99/lb
  • Green Giant 10 lb russett potaotes $1.99
In addition to their regular week long special, Fareway also has a 2 Day Sale Friday 5/13-Saturday 5/14 that includes the following:

  • Ruffles Chips $1.78
  • Seedless Watermelon $2.88 each
  • Coke Product 2 L $.78
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.


ONLINE Groupon: 50% off at

Well, there is a fantastic online Groupon available today! It is $25 for $50 Worth of Diapers and Wellness Products from

Here is how to get this ONLINE DEAL:

1. Sign up for Groupon using my referral link here (PLEASE)

2. Then you can click here to see and purchase this sweet deal!


Scrubbing Bubbles Facebook Giveaway sometime today...

Sometime today Scrubbing Bubbles (on their facebook page) will be giving away some awesome goodies. Scrubbing Bubbles are my favorite cleaners!! The time for the giveaway is not released, but they posted this status update last week:
Free 4 Fans Hint: What day did Minnesota join the Union? Brush up on your U.S. history to pin point when our next freebie day will happen! Wink, wink – history's easier to digest in the first half of the day…

The answer to when Minnesota joined the Union on 5/11/1858.

Go like Scrubbing Bubbles' facebook page and be on the watch for the giveaway!!


Wordless Wednesday: Cat and Little House on the Prarie

OK Mostly wordless Wednesday...

Last night we went for a walk and there is a fun little grassy hill there at the lake. My little Cat came running down and I could not help but think of Little House on the I the only one?!


FREE mp3 Download (for doing short survey)

This is a fun Freebie...go here and fill out a survey about lunch meat for the good people over at Land O Moms, and they will give you a free mp3 download of your choice from any artist on the Universal Music label. They will do this for the first 250,000 people so your chances of getting over there in time are pretty great! SWEET!

Thanks Freebies 2 Deals.

Friday, May 6, 2011

FREE Comic Book Day tomorrow!!!!

Does anyone remember last year when I wrote about how much fun I had at Free Comic Book day last year with my kids?! If not you can read all about the fun here. Go ahead...go read it...there, did you read how fun it was? If you did, you are probably wishing you could have been there. Well, GREAT news! You can go to FREE COMIC BOOK day this year-tomorrow in fact!

Here is the 411 on Free Comic Book Day...The first Saturday in May of each year (tomorrow!), comic book stores across North America (and evidently all around the world) give away comic books for FREE to anyone that comes into their store. That is THIS SATURDAY May 7!! Wowsa!

There is a website, all about it. Go check that out and see where there are participating stores near you. (There is a store locator on the left side of the sites main page where you can find local shops. Their participation and rules can evidently vary from store to store though so beware of that.)

And FYI locals...There are 6 shops in the Omaha area participating!

It should be pretty awesome, so you may want to go check it out! I will be there with all 5 kiddos!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

WINSday...I won an AWESOME MamaRoo "winning experiment" has taken a hyatis while I have had the baby and tried to adjust to being a mom of that is harder than people say...

BUT in spite of the fact that I have not entered many giveaways, I have managed to win a few things and a couple of them were big ones! Here is one of the Biggies!! I won a mamaRoo plush in Green Jax.

If you check out the 4moms website here, and scroll down a bit, you will see this:

How awesome will this be for baby Everest?! I cannot wait for it to get here!! WAHOO!!!


Lauritzen Gardens FREE tomorrow (Friday May 6)

Locals-This is AWESOME!! Lauritzen Gardens is FREE tomorrow (Friday May 6) from 9am-5pm?! Maybe I will see some of you there! (I so wish it was not Kindergarten round up so I could spend the whole day there...)


Mothers Day idea: 2 FREE 8x10 Collage Prints from Walgreens!!

I have been looking for great last minute Mothers Day items to tell you about (and frankly for my mom and mother-in-law), so I was super excited this morning to get an email from Walgreens about Free 8x10 Collage Prints.

Here is the 411: Walgreens is offering a FREE 8×10 Collage Print thru Saturday. All you have to do is enter the code FREECOLLAGE at checkout. Make sure you select to pick it up at your local Walgreens. Or if you, like me, live far from mom, have it sent to HER local Walgreens. Maybe it is tacky to have her pick it up, but it is convenient and my mom would not mind picking it up to get a cute collage of her grandkids! (I might actually send there and have my sister pick it up for me to give to my mom though).

I was pretty excited about this free pic, but it was only one picture and I have 2 moms I am looking to get something for. So, I was really excited when I saw Couponing to Disney update her blog a few minutes ago with a SECOND code you can use to get another free 8×10 collage from Walgreens. Just use code FORMOM at checkout!

Looks like I have something for the mommas now!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Have you Tried Cici's Pizza yet?

As I told you here, we found a great inexpensive dinner buffet, Cici's Pizzas.

Cici's Pizzas has a $4.99 endless value dinner (buffet) that includes pizza, pasta, salad, bread sticks, and desserts! And for kids the endless value dinner is even less (it is less that $3). Which means my HUGE family of 2 adults and 4 kids (that eat) can eat for less than $25.

I told you before that the kids and I ate at Cici's Pizzas once but that Wes had not yet tried it. Well, we had the chance to go over there with Wes, my mom, brother and sister after baby E was born. And guess what? Everyone really liked it. Wes thought it had great variety and that the food was good-especially for the price!

So, next time you need a night off from cooking and are looking for an affordable, tasty and fun place to take the family, check out your local Cici's Pizzas. You won't regret it!

***By way of disclosure-I was not monetarily compensated for this post, but I will receive 2 free buffet coupons. I am going to use them to take my husband and kids over there and have a will be such a treat with the new baby coming so quick!***


Walmart "no need to bring ads" is sooo least for me...

You may or may not be aware that Wal-mart updated their ad matching guarantee policy and coupon policy recently. I have not mentioned this to this point, but I want to say a few things about the new ad matching guarantee policy and how it has affected me locally.

First thing I want to note is that the new policy states "We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor's ad." Many, Many bloggers are praising this new note as it makes ad matching easier to do when you do not have to bring the ads and prove each price match. Apparently at most Wal-Marts nationwide in the past it has been commonplace to have to have the ads with you before this change. That is not the case here in Omaha.

Here in Omaha, I have never before this policy change brought ads with me to price match. I just have a list with the price matches listed on it. I have never had a problem price matching like that and have only been asked to prove an ad match 2 times total (thank goodness I happened to have the ads with me both times).

Since this new policy went into effect, it has actually made price matching harder here in Omaha and has caused me to NEED my ads with me all the time. Why you ask? Well, because the checkers are supposed to be responsible to know the ad matches, so the local managers have made up basically cheat sheets of the most common ad matches from week to week for the checkers to use. This means that each time I have a price match the lovely checkers grab their list and check to see if it is listed on it. The problem there is that not all ad prices are listed-only the most common or popular ones (I have found that ends up being the front page items usually).

So, if I give a valid price match that is not on their incomplete list from the managers, the checkers will NOT believe it is valid and will NOT give the price match. So you have to get a manager over and depending on the manager, they often will also NOT match the price UNLESS you show it to them in the ad. SO...I have to have my ads with me all the time to shop now because their lists are SOOOO incomplete. It sucks...that is all.

Another note about the new policy that I hate is that they "DO NOT match the price of Competitors' private label price promotions." This means they no longer price match generic brand to generic brand. DANG! That is super frustrating...

So, is price matching at Wal Mart still worth it? Well, it is now a bigger hassle than it used to be, but it is still a bigger hassle to price match at Target (since I have to go to customer service to check out with price matches there). So, yes, I will continue to price match at Walmart as it saves me so much money, but I will also continue to complain to the managers and corporate at Walmart about how their new policy has had the opposite effect they wanted.

I also will continue to keep my ads in my diaper bag just in case and I will make sure to keep a copy of the ad matching guarantee policy and the coupon policy with me as well. I recommend you also print out the policies and keep them with you.

Have any of you had similar problems or is this just me?


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery Deals 5/4-5/11

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • Dannon Yogurt 6 oz varieties 10/$3 ($.30 each)
  • Post cereal 6.2-14.75 varieties $1.68
  • Sun Chips or Tostitos 9-13 oz 2/$5 (Only ok, but if ou buy 2 bags, there is an in ad coupon for a free 15.5 oz Totitos salsa making it a pretty good deal.)

No Frills Fresh
  • If you buy 4 participating General Mills items in one transaction, you can get FREE milk with the in ad coupon.
  • Our Family 24 pack water $2.99
  • Big 28 oz cans Van Camp's Pork and Beans 4/$4 (with in ad coupon)
  • Coke Product 2 L 10/$10
  • Aqua Star Snow Crab Legs $5.99/lb (Sold in a 2 lb package for $11.98)
In addition to their regular week long special, No Frills also has a 3 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 5/6-Sunday 5/8 that includes the following:
  • EL Fudge cookies (these used to be my fave and I have not had them in years!!) $1.48
  • Diet Rite, RC, Diet RC, Squirt, Sun Drop, Sunkist, or Big Red 12 packs $1.98 (limit 3)
And the Baker's Square location on 132nd and Center is having a Customer Appreciation sale all week that has the following deals this week:
  • Tyson frozen Skinless boneless chicken breast tenders $1.38/lb
  • 1 lb Our Family Butter $1.88 (with in ad coupon)
  • Dole Lettuce Iceberg Lettuce $.69 (with in ad coupon)
  • 5% discount for Seniors over 55-just tell them you are a Senior to get 5% off your entire order

Bag N Save
  • Charmin Bath Tissue 12 ct double $4.99
  • 32 oz Gatorades $.77 (limit 12-these would be awesome for sports...)
  • Idaho Green Giant Russett Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.99
  • El Monterey Taquitos or Tamales 21-24 oz $4.99
  • El Monterey Burritos or Chimichangas 32 oz $2.98
  • Bar S Smoked or Polish Sausage 8 oz 10/$10
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 5/6-Sunday 5/8 that includes the following:

  • 8 count Our Family hot dog or hambuger buns $.69
  • 4 lb bag Our Family granulated Sugar $1.77
  • Bakeshop Ciabatta Bread or breadsticks BOGO (Buy one at $3.49, get second free)
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Kroger Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts, Tenderloins or Thighs $1.66/lb (sold in 3 lb bag for $4.98
  • Fresh Artichokes 10/$10
  • There is a 10 Item Mega event where you can get $5 off when you buy any 10 of the participating items. That means you essentially get $.50 off  each item.  The following items listed are part of that deal and the price I list is the price AFTER the $.50 off:
  • American Beauty Pasta 12-16 oz varieties $.49
  • Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers $1.40
  • Oscar Mayer Ham or Turkey Lunch Meat 10 oz $1.99
  • Cheetos or Fritos 7.7-10.2 oz $1.98
  • Armour Meatballs 12-14 oz $2.49
  • Baking Potatos 5 lb bag $.99
  • Green Peppers 3 pack tray $.99
Super Saver (FYI-this week SS is celebrating it's 27th Anniversary with an anniversary sale!)
  • Roberts Milk Skim, 1%, 2%, or Vitamin D Gallon $2.48
  • Pepsi Products 24 pack $4.98 (limit 2)
  • General Mills Cheerios. Honey Nut Cheerios or Golden Grahams 12-14 oz 2/$4
  • Pringles Potato Crisps Original or Sour Cream and Onion $.88
  • Bananas $.38/lb
  • Whole Beef Brisket $2.47/lb (Mmmm...I think I know what I want for Mother's Day dinner...someone better tell Wes!)
  • Tostitos Tortilla Chips 13 oz $1.88
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a 3 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 5/6-Sunday 5/8 that includes the following:

  • Hersheys Candy Bars 1.45-1.55 oz 10/$4
  • Land O Lakes gallon Chocolate Milk $2.78
  • Prego Spaghetti Sauce 24 oz jars $.97
  • Red Potatoes $.73/lb
  • Monterey Sliced or Whole Bella Mushrooms 8 oz $1.28
  • Green Peppers or Cucumbers 2/$.89
  • Granny Smith, Fuji, or Pink Lady apples $.73/lb 
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.

Monday, May 2, 2011 he (finally) got his name...

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you are likely aware of how picky I am with naming my children. I have crazy rules about how unique they must be. (To read all about the details of my rules, see the post here.)

Basically, all of my kids have one "unique" name (as defined by my rules for naming my kids). They also each have a family name. I shared with you the stress I was having in trying to choose a name for my new baby. I always have the hardest time with finding a unique boy name that is not too weird. And lets be honest, I am apparently not good at coming up with the best unique names anyway. I tend to chose names that seem unique or at least lesser used only to find that the names are actually on the list of the top 1000 SSA names or they are listed as more popular on other baby naming sites like I told you my favorite boy name was Sawyer, and it is 202 on the most popular list-seriously go look and see.

So, with this new baby (who BTW is a month old already!) I was struggling naming him. My husband and I discussed baby's name a lot. However, at some point my husband told me that I was going to name this child because he did not want to hear forever that he named all the kids. But as I mentioned, I do not pick unique as well as I thought I would. I tend to pick "gaining popularity" type names instead. Wes however is awesome at choosing unique names. So, he is the one that comes up with the names. I just basically have to chose the one I like.

This time, I had to make the final decision. My favorite name, as usual, fell into the "gaining popularity" category (Sawyer), and the other 3 names we liked that I was choosing between were Rockwell, Everest, & Kanell. Please don't mock my choices-I am sensitive.

In the end I went with Everest. It was not listed on ssa's list, but I was surprised to find it was listed on My other kids names are not ever even listed, but Everest was listed. I really think it must be because of Mt Everest that it is listed at all though. If you go look, Everest is listed as "not ranked" and "rare".

In the end, I am happy with the choice I made. As a friend noted to Wes, Mt Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world, and surely our little Everest will also rise to the highest heights! We gave him a lot to live up to, but what a grand name it is!! Our friend said she was sure he would live up to his name. Here's to hoping! Doesn't he look like an Everest to you?

I think so, but that's just me!