Wednesday, November 16, 2011

slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers (A couponers #Review!)

Who here has heard of slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers?! I just recently heard of it and I need to tell you my story about it!

I have been a bad girl lately and have been ignoring my coupons. Seriously. It has been a hassle for me to sit there and cut them out when I have been busy and as a result, my coupon binder was a mess. However, I was sent a sweet little item to review that motivated me to do something about it!

I was sent The Slice™ Safety Cutter (which is said to be Great for Couponers) to review. As mentioned, my coupon binder was a wreck so I seized the opportunity and decided to clean out and update the binder. That means I got rid of lots of expired coupons then had a lot of new unclipped coupon inserts to cut out. There were so many coupons to cut this morning!!! Usually when I do this, it takes a good hour and my hands are sore from the scissors when I get done!

This time however, I used The Slice™ Safety Cutter and it was SOOO quick and easy. I did make the mistake of putting the cutter directly on my wood tray table at first which means I cut into it a bit. Oops...after that I used my noggin and grabbed my clean cutting board and cut the remaining coupons on the cutting board with The Slice™ Safety Cutter. It cut my coupons out quickly and easily and "cut" my coupon clipping time in half! Best part: my hand was NOT sore at the end! Frankly I think this is a MUST HAVE for couponers! Really!

Now I know you moms out there are wondering how this blade could cut so well and NOT be a danger to the children around. Well, it has a "Finger Friendly Design" that makes it safe for kids-in fact my kids will be using this for future school projects instead of scissors! Look at my finger pressed against mine:

In that picture you can probably see that it is a small item as well, so you can easily keep it with you in a purse or wallet. Mine is tucked nicely into my newly cleaned up coupon binder:

I Love this product for so many reasons! It is safe for the kids, perfect for coupons and small so I can carry it with me. I imagine it would make scrapbookers as happy as it has made this fact there are SOOO many things that would be easier with this sweet little product!

You should go check out the slice™ Safety Cutter! It is a worthwhile investment in my book! Highly recommend!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Beckees Thanksgiving Menu and Price Matches!!

Thanksgiving has snuck up on me this year!! Is it really next week?! I thought I would bring back this post from last year adn let you know what the best price matches are that I found for my Thanksgiving menu. Some of the items I make are standard Thanksgiving items that many of you are likely looking for as well so I thought I would share my list of price matches with you!

  • Our Family Premium Turkey Frozen 10 lband Up $.49/lb (Limit 1 with additional $25 purchase) (BnS)
  • Butterball Turkeys 10 lb and up limit 2 $.98/lb (BnS)
  • Festive (brand) FrozenTurkey $.99/lb (limit 2) (NFF)
  • Jennie-O Fresh Turkey $.59 (limit 2 with card and additional $25 purchase) (B)
  • Fastco Basted Turkey $.68/lb (F)
  • Super Saver claims to have "Turkey Insurance" and that their Turkey price will be at least $.02 per pound less than the lowest advertised price of their competitors (SS)
  • Farmland Half Spiral Sliced Hams $1.99/lb (NFF)
  • Shank Portion Ham $1.49/lb (BnS)
  • Cook's Spiral Sliced Hams half or Whole $1.77/lb (SS)
Mashed Potatoes
  • Russet Potatoes 15 lb bag $2.99 (NFF)
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb $1.79 (A)
  • Green Giant 5 lb Russet Potatoes $.88 (ONLY on Fareways 2 day Sale Fri 11/18-Sat 11/19)
  • Our Family Butter $2.49 (BnS)
  • Meadow Gold Butter 1 lb $1.88 (SS)
  • Land O Lakes Milk Gallon (whole, 2%, 1%, or Skim) $2.48 (limit 2) (SS)
  • Campbells Gravy 10.25-10.5 oz $.59 (NFF)
  • McCormicks Brown Gravy mix $.59 (NFF)
  • Heinz Gravy 12 oz $.97 (F)
  • Swanson Broth 14 oz beef, chicken or Natural Goodness Chicken $.38 (SS)
Sage "American" Stuffing/dressing
  • Dole Celery $.49 each (HV)
  • Yellow Onion 3 lb bag $1.49 (BnS)
  • Stove Top Stuffing Mix 6 oz $.88 (SS)
Orange-Cranberry Relish/Sauce
  • Cranberries12 oz bag $.99/bag (A)
  • Ocean Spray 14 oz Jellied or Whole Cranberry $.88 (SS)
XiaXia's Rolls (Below are some options in case you don't want to make from sratch!)
  • Pillsbury Crescent or Rolls 12.3-13.9 oz 3/$5 (NFF & F)
  • Pan O Gold Brown N Serve Rolls 12 ct $.88 (BnS)
  • Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls 36 ct 48 oz $3.74 (W)
Yams/Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
  • Bruce's Cut Yam 40 oz $1.99 (BnS)
  • Our Family Butter $2.49 (BnS)
  • Meadow Gold Butter 1 lb $1.88 (SS)
  • Fresh Yams $.27/lb (SS)
  • Fresh Sweet Potatoes $.38/lb (W)
  • Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows 10 oz regular or 10.5 oz mini $.99 (NFF)
Jello Salad
  • There were not any prices I was really impressed with...
Olive/Pickle/cheese appetizer tray
  • Vlasic Pickles 16-32 oz $1.98 (NFF)
  • Lindsey Black Pitted ( 6 oz) or Green Olives (5.75 oz) $.97 (F)
Cheese Ball with crackers
  • Ritz Crackers 9.5-25.5 oz or Nabisco Snack Crackers 5.5-10oz $1.38 (with in ad coupon) (NFF)
Cranberry Cookies
  • Hershey's Baking Chips 8-12 oz $1.88 (HV)
  • Nestle Morsels $1.88 (10-12 oz) (NFF)
  • Cranberries12 oz bag $.99/bag (A)
  • Hy Vee Natural Pumpkin 15 oz can $.69 (HV)
  • Pillsbury Pie Crusts $1.99 (14.1 oz box) (F)
  • Pillsbury Pet Ritz Frozen Pie Crust 2 packs $1.99 (F)
  • Mrs Smith Pies $3.48 (NFF)
  • Marie Callendar's Pies $4.98 (NFF)
  • Wilderness Pie Filling 20-21 oz Cherry or Apple 2/$5 (NFF)
  • Bakery Cooked Pumpkin or Apple Pie 8 inch $2.99 each (NFF)
  • Kraft Cool Whip 8 oz $.78 (SS)
Ham/pickle/cream cheese roll ups
  • Philidelphia Cream Cheese $.98 (SS)
  • Vlasic Pickles 16-32 oz $1.98 (NFF)
Green Bean Casserole
  • Our Family canned Vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz) 3/$.99 (NFF)
  • Libby Canned Vegetable 4 Pack 58-60 oz $2 (W)
  • French's French Fried Onions 6 oz $2.78 (NFF)
  • Campbells Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken Soups 10.75 oz $.58 (SS)
Note the key for the stores to match: Hyvee (HV), Bag N Save (BnS), No Frills Fresh (NFF),  Baker's (B), Aldi's (A), Super Saver (SS), Fareway (F), Walmart (W).