Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Check your Kraft First Taste account!!

Have you signed up for Kraft First Taste yet? If not, you really should! I just checked my account today and I had an offer to sign up for a coupon for a totally FREE Philly® Cooking Creme!! YEAH! I so LOVE free coupons/offers! Now, go check your account and see of you have the same offer in your account!


CUTE Kidorable Facebook Art contest...could win some fun kids stuff

This looks like a super cute and fun activity to have your kids do. I know my kids will be all over this!

Here's the deal. Kidorable is having a Facebook Artwork Contest. You just have your kids draw, paint, sculpt, or collage their favorite Kidorable theme. (You can see all the themes here.)

Then scan or take a photo of your artwork, and send a .jpg to .

Entries will be accepted until March 7. Voting will take place the next week at and a winner will be announced March 24th.

The prize is that your child could win the entire collection in his or her favorite style!!


Chalkboard Tee & Brilliant Lenses Winners!

I used to generate a winner in the Brilliant Lenses giveaway. I had 35 entries, and chose comment #9 which was Rochelle (my mommy..I swear this was done randomly on I took a pic if anyone wants to see it...)!

9. Rochelle said...
I am a Google friend follower of Beckee's Deals.

Congrats Mom (Rochelle)!!!

I also used to generate a winner in the Chalkboard Tees giveaway. I had 133 entries, and chose comment #32 which was Louis/Raven in a Blue Room!

32. Raven In A Blue Room said...
Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Congrats Louis!!

I am about to email the winners and they will have 48 hours to get back to me (If you are Rochelle or Louis and did not get my email, please email me at beckeesdeals AT gmail DOT com)!


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 2/16-2/22

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • Dole Iceberg Lettuce Head $.77 each
  • 85% Lean Fresh Ground Beef (limit 2 lb) $1.99/lb
  • Coke 2 L bottle 4/$4 (with in ad coupon)
In addition to their regular week long special, Hy-Vee also has a 4 Day Dollar Sale Wednesday 2/16-Saturday 2/19 that includes the following:
  • HyVee Frozen Vegetables 12 oz fresh steam or 16 oz select varieties $1
  • Zesta Crackers 1 lb box $1 (with in ad coupon)
No Frills Fresh
  • Tyson Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.59/lb
  • 7 Up or Dr Pepper Product 2 L 4/$4
Bag N Save
  • Tyson Fresh Whole Fryers $.79/lb
  • Boneless Beef Mini Sirloin Roast $2.69/lb
  • 24 oz Martha Gooch Spaghetti or Elbow Macaroni $.89
  • California Navel Oranges $.69/lb
  • Hunt's Tomatoes, Pasta or Tomato Sauce $.59
  • Cucumbers 2/$1
  • Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta 14-15 oz $.69
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 2/18-Sunday 2/20 that includes the following:
  • Kretschmar Honey or Virginia Ham from the deli $2.99/lb
  • Rotella Vienna Bread or Bag N Save Variety Breads $.99
  • Land O Lakes Chocolate Milk half gallons $.99
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Coke Product 2 L $.99
  • Banquet Brown N Serve Sausage or Banquet Entree's $.69
  • Kraft BBQ sauce $.69 (18 oz)
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce $1.45
  • Capri Suns 10 packs $1.60
  • Purex Laundry Detergent 50-58 oz $2.69
  • Coke 12 packs $3.29 each (not a good week for soda...Pepsi's 24 packs at SS are the best deal)

  • I did not get an Aldi insert this week...any one know their deals?!
Super Saver
  • Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.56/lb
  • Kraft MAcaroni and Cheesd Dinner Original 8.25 oz 2/$1
  • Best Choice canned vegetables (cream corn, whole kernal corn, french style or cut green beans, or peas) 14.75-15.25 oz 3/$1
  • Russet Potatoes 5 lb Bag $1.37
  • Campbell's Cream SOups 10.75 oz $.72
  • Best Choice 18 pack Large Eggs $1.63
  • Pepsi Product 24 packs $5.48 (limit 2)

In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 2/18-Sunday 2/20 that includes the following:
  • Pilgrim's Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $.96/lb
  • Hot House Beef Steak Tomatoes $.97/lb
  • Pepsi Product 2 L 4/$4
  • Rold Gold Pretzels 7-116 oz $1.98
  • All Natural Bone In Chicken Breast $.88/lb
  • Dole Carrots 2 lb bag $.99
  • Rotella Sandwich Bread $.99
  • Farmland Jumbo Hot Dogs $.99
***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.


Want to Donate prizes to a fantastic Elementary School?!

Most of you know I am PTO president at my kids' elementary school. I have thus far avoided using my blog as a place to ask for PTO things, but I know many of you own your own businesses and might have something you could donate to our school! Here is what I am looking for:

We have our annual Teacher Appreciation Week coming up and would like to have some gift cards/prizes to give out to the teachers throughout the week. We have a lot of fun stuff planned, but would LOVE to be able to have drawings throughout the week where we give away gift cards or items donated from various businesses.

We will take anything-$5 gift card or a free car (if you are up for donating one from a dealership or something). We need items they can redeem online or locally in Omaha, or that I can get from you through mail in the next week.

We will recognize all businesses that donate in our school newsletter! (And I will recognize them all on my blog and social networks as well!!)

IF you have anything you could donate, PLEASE let me know ASAP by emailing me at

I really appreciate you considering this and helping out! Thank you!!!!



I thought since today was a "Winsday," I would give you all an update on my little winning experiment. (You can see the explanation of my experiment/idea to keep track of my "wins" below). 

I started keeping good track of my wins on 1/16, so it has been a month now (today is the 16th of Feb right?!). So far I have won 14 giveaways this month.  If I keep that up I will end up with WAY more than 50 in 9 months-more like 126ish...let's see how it goes! :)  Update at 2:10 pm on 2/16/11:  You can make that 15 wins!

I am lucky. Well, I have been lucky over the last year when it comes to winning giveaways and stuff. I won well over 50 things in about 9 months. I kept a count of my wins, but not a list of exactly what I won and from who/where.

I win a lot because I enter A LOT! I mostly enter LOW entry giveaways (do I have better chances to win). I use 3 different daily lists of them and just go down the list and enter them. I wrote all about how I did it on my blog here and an update as a guest post on Tight Wad in Utah's blog (I have the best luck winning from her list). Check that post out here.

I even started a page about My Winnings here on the blog. Since 1/16/11 I have been keeping track on this page of all my giveaway wins. It has not gone as I hoped it would-I feel like I am winning much less than I have been. I think my luck has run out (or maybe more of you are winning now that I told you my secrets-that would be much better than my luck running out...).

You should check out My Winnings page every so often to keep tabs on how it is going.

Today I thought I would give you the update though that Since 1/16/11 (just less than a month) I have won 11 giveaways. Just an FYI...

What have you won recently?