Thursday, August 11, 2011

La Mesa: Kids Eat Free Thursday!

FYI Locals, La Mesa just posted this status update on FB:

"Kids eat free on Thursday, one per adult entree have a good day"

I love when kids eat free! :)


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 8/10-8/16

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • Belly Flops (irregular Jelly Bellys-YUMMO) $3.88
  • Bulk Taffy $1.99/lb
  • Chocolate Dips from Jelly Belly $1.88
  • Peaches $.97/lb
  • HyVee Yogurt 10/$3
  • Michelina's Zap'Em's Gourmet Entrees $.69
  • HyVee canned fruit 15-15.6 oz $.77
  • HyVee 2 L bottles $.49
  • Red Bell Peppers $.77
  • Baby Red Potatoes $.77/lb
  • Bar S Meat Franks $.88
  • HyVee Eggs Large dozen $1.18
  • HyVee Sour Cream 16 oz $1.28
In addition to their regular week long special, HyVee also has a 2 Day Sale Thursday 8/11-Friday 8/12 that includes the following:
  • Columbine Green Seedless Grapes $.88/lb
  • Banquet Meals $.69 (limit 10)
  • Pepsi Product 6 Pack Bottles 24 oz 6 packs 4/$11
No Frills Fresh
  • 80% Lean Ground Beef $1.99 lb (sold in 10 lb tube for $19.90)
  • Xtra Laundry $1.88
  • 64 oz Old Orchard Apple Cocktails $.98
  • Van Camp's Pork and Beans $.18
  • Snack Pack (Hunt's 4 pack) $.68
  • The following deal is available ONLY at the Baker Square location at 132nd and Center): No Frills Milk gallon $2.48 (limit 3)
  • 10 oz Land O Frost Lunchmeats $2.49
  • Bar S Corn Dogs $4.99
  • Red or Black Plums $.99/lb
  • Broccoli Crowns $1.28/lb
In addition to their regular week long special, No Frills also has a 3 Day Price Buster Sale Friday 8/12-Sunday 8/14 that includes the following:
  • Sun Drop, Diet Rite, Welch's RC, Big Red 4/$10
Bag N Save
  • Totino's Party Pizza $.59
  • General Mills Cereal 10-14 oz Cherios, Lucky Charms, Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, or Apple Cinnamom Cheerios $1.47
  • Bag N Save Specialty Breads 14-18 oz Cracked wheat, rye or Sourdough 2/$3
  • Navel Oranges $1.47/lb
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4-9 oz $1.89
  • Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips 2/$5
  • Maruchan Ramen Noodles 6/$1
  • Armour Lunchmakers $.89
  • El Monterey Taquitos or Tamales 21-24 oz $4.99
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 8/12-Sunday 8/14 that includes the following:
  • All Meats (Kretschmar) from the deli $4.99
  • Starkist Chunk Light Tuna $.59
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Baker's Milk $2.99
  • DIllons Large 18 ct eggs 2/$3
  • Pepsi Soft Drink 2 L 10/$10
  • Peaches $.98/lb
  • Crayols Crayons $.25 (limit 12)
  • Doritos $2.28
  • Silk Pure Almond or Pure Coconut (Pure Almond Dark Chocolate is THE BEST) $2.79
  • Huggies Wipes 184-216 ct $5.99
  • Breakfast Best Homestyle Waffles $1.29
  • Red Grapes $.79/lb
  • Pudding Cups 4 pack $.89
  • Lunch Buddies (generic Lunchables) $1.89
  • Applesauce cups original or cinnamon 6 pack $1.29
  • Fruit Bowls 16 oz $1.59
  • Tropical Flavor Fruit Rolls 8 rolls$1.89
  • Fruit Flavored Snacks 32 packs $3.49
Super Saver
  • Pork Spare Ribs $1.75/lb
  • Red Grapes $.98/lb
  • Best Choice Peanut Butter (18 oz) or Jelly (32 oz) $.95
  • Sara Lee Iron Kids Bread 20 oz $1.38
  • Bartlett Pear $.87/lb
  • Best Choice Ice Cream 1.75 qt $1.33
  • Tostitos Tortilla Chips (traditional, bite size, Restaurant style 13 oz) $1.88
  • Kraft Pasta Salad $.87 (Ceasar, Ranch, Italian 6.4-7.3 oz)  
  • Duracell Batteries AA or AAA 4 ct, C or D 2 ct 9V 1 Ct $2.26
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 8/12-Sunday 8/14 that includes the following:
  • Barq's, Fanta, Mello Yello, Nestea, or Minute Maid 2 L $.98
  • Nestle Drumsticks 8 ct assorted variety $3.98 (This is a dangerous sale for me-I love the cookie dipped ones!!! LOVE)
  • El Monterey Quesedillas, Taquitos, Tamales, or Mini Chimis 21-24 oz $4.88
  • Carrots 2 lb $.76
  • Frito Lays Sun Chips 10.5 oz $1.99
  • Fresh Green Beans $.99/lb
  • Celery $.99 Stalk
  • Fuji Apples $.99/lb
  • Delightful Farms Boneless Chicken Breast 3 lb bag $4.99
  • All Natural Fresh Chicken Hind Quarters $.39/lb (sold in 10 lb bag for $3.90, limit 2 bags)
***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.


Meal Deals for Seniors!

Speaking of IHOP, I feel I have been ignoring a portion of my readers now that I have realized how many deals there are out there for Seniors (or as Fazoli's says, Mature Audiences). Here is a current sign/deal at IHOP:

In case you could not read that sign with my reflection glaring in it, it said that Monday and Wednesday from 4-9 pm Seniors (age 55+) can get an Entree free (with the purchase of another entree and 2 beverages).

AND Fazoli's also has a deal for Mature Audiences. See:

That one says that you can get an Early Bird Dinner Sunday-Thursday 4-6 pm with special prices!



Kids Eat FREE at IHOP EVERYDAY (for a limited time)

Did you know that IHOP currently has a promotion going on )for a limited time) where kids eat free EVERYDAY from 4-10PM? It's true-look:
I took that picture at my local IHOP personally...Oh and I hear this promo should last through August so you will want to take advantage of that one this month!! Happy end of summer from IHOP I guess!!

Review: YoCrunch Greek (YUM)

When I was growing up, yogurt was the breakfast or snack in our house that was fast, convenient and always available. I only sort of liked it. Really. When I went to Germany, I LOVED German yogurt, and when I went to Greece, I LOVED Greek yogurt, but those were not available here. Well, over the past couple years, Greek yogurt has become more common and more available here in the USA.

I was really happy to try the new YoCrunch Greek yogurt recently, and I want to tell you all about it!

What is it?

From them:
YoCrunch has introduced the first Greek yogurt with convenient mix in granola topping attached. With 11 grams of protein and a sweeter flavor, YoCrunch’s Greek Yogurt is a value that’s available in four flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach and Honey. YoCrunch Greek is an affordable $1.09 to $1.39 per six ounce container as compared to nearly $2 for brands with similar sizes.
What makes it different from other yogurt?

1-it is mom and kid friendly in that it is healthy AND it tastes great (without the "tang" that many kids dislike).

2- It has 3 to 6 grams more protein than traditional yogurt.

3-The obvious big difference is the inclusion of granola!

What did I think?

I tried the Honey and the Strawberry flavors. I liked both flavors but, honey is my favorite flavor of Greek yogurt period! I love it. And I have to admit something here. I am not a huge granola fan, especially not in yogurt. Most people that know me personally probably already know that I cannot stand eating anything that has any kind of mushy bread or grain type of texture. I cannot stand cereal with milk, or dumplings in soup, or even sandwiches made in the morning to eat at lunch (the bread gets too soggy). Seriously I shutter to think about it, and typing about it was really hard for is one of my weird quirks.

So...I do not usually eat granola in yogurt. However, I always try new things in the way they were intended to be eaten before I judge them. So, I ate the yogurt with the granola in it. The way it is packaged so the fruit is on the bottom and the granola (separately) on the top makes it so your granola stays crisp and doesn't get soggy in the yogurt (I am sure it would get soggy if you left it forever, but your won't-you will gobble this yummy stuff down!!)

All in all I have to say, I liked the yogurt-it was a good Greek yogurt, and the addition of the granola on top makes it a great deal-especially for the many friends I have that buy yogurt and granola separately for the purpose of eating them together!!

What's the deal?

As mentioned above, YoCrunch Greek is an affordable $1.09 to $1.39 per six ounce container as compared to nearly $2 for brands with similar sizes. AND I was given a few coupons to share. I was so excited about this yogurt that I already shared a couple coupons with friends here, but I have a  couple more left, so if you want a coupon, please email me and I will send out the coupons on a first come first serve basis. (My email is

I would also like to mention that they often offer coupons for various YoCrunch products on their web page, so go check out their website for more products and to see what coupons they have right now!

If you have tried YoCrunch Greek, I would love to know what you thought of it-leave me a comment and let me know! If you haven't tried it, give it a shot and let me know what you think!

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by YoCrunch and by SPM Communications. I was given a ree product coupon for me to try this product, and some coupons to share. No other compensation was given, and as always all opinions expressed are my own!