Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beckee's Best of Scottsdale Grocery 7/25-7/31

Here are my favorite deals in Scottsdale grocery this week:

Albertsons Market
  • Extra Lean Ground Beef 83% (3 lb or more) $2.49/lb
  • Blueberries 11 oz. $.97 (limit 4)
  • California Pizza Kitchen 11.5-14.3 oz or DiGiorno Pizza 12.6-34.2 oz $3.88 (with in ad coupon, limit 2 each)
  • Blue Bell 64 oz (1/2 gallon) ice cream $3.77 (with in ad coupon limit 2)
  • Bush's Baked or Grillin beans 21.5-28 oz $.99 (with in ad coupon, limit 4)
  • Ken's Salad Dressing 16 oz $.99 (with in ad coupon , limit 6)
  • Albertsons Milk gallons 2/$3
  • Doritos 10.5-11.5 oz or Ruffles chips 8.5-9.5 oz $1.99 each when you buy 3
  • General Mills Cereal 8.9 oz-12.2 oz, Betty Crocker, Mott's or Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks 6-18 count $1.99 each when you buy 4 (limit 2 Rewards per transaction)
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice cocktail 64 oz $1.88 (with in ad coupon, limit 4)
  • Smucker's Uncrustables 4 pk $.99 each with in ad coupon, limit 2
  • American Beauty Pasta 12-16 oz $.79 each with in ad coupon, limit 4
  • Essential Everyday or Albertsons Shredded Cheese 2 lb $4.99 (with in ad coupon, limit 2)
  • M&M or Mars Single candy Bars 1.1-2.13 oz $.35 each with in ad coupon, limit 8
  • Keebler Crackers 8 ct, Cookies 12.8-14.6 oz, Kellogg's Fruit Snacks 10 ct, or Cheez-It Crackers 7.5-9 oz $1.69 each (with in ad coupon, limit 6. Additional $1.99)
  • Pork Sirloin Chops $1.99/lb
  • Farmer John Smoked Bacon 12 oz Regular or thick cut 2/$5
  • Polar Treats Novelties 6-12 count 10/$10
  • Large Navel Oranges or Minneola Tangelos $1.49/lb
  • Broccoli Crowns or Cauliflower $.99/lb
Bashas (Remember their sales are almost always WITH Thank You card)
  • Sweet Red Seedless Grapes $.69/lb (first 6 lbs)
  • Roma Tomatoes $.88/lb
  • Red or Black Plums $.99/lb
  • Food Club Butter 1 lb quarters $1.99
  • Food Club Cheese 6-8 oz 5/$10
  • Farmland Bacon Hickory or Thick Cut 12 oz $2.88
In addition to their regular week long special, Bashas' also has a 10/$10 Sale that includes the following:
  • Jennie-O Turkey Franks 12 oz
  • Banquet Brown N Serve Links 6.4 oz
  • Popsicle Novelties 8 ct
Fresh & Easy
  • f&e Strawberries $.98/lb (sold in 4 lb pack for $3.92)
  • Farmer's Gems eggs 18 ct 2/$4
  • Tomatoes on the Vine $.98 for 20 oz
Fry's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Kroger Tomato Sauce 8 oz, 4/$.99
  • Kellogg's Cereal 8-20 oz $1.99
  • Armour Lunch Makers $.99
  • Yellow Peaches or Nectarines $.75/lb
  • Kroger Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.67/lb
  • Lean Ground Beef 80% lean $2.19/lb (Sold in 3 lb bag, limit 4)
  • Cantaloupe $.97
  • Haas Avocados $.88 each
Safeway (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Olathe Sweet Corn fron Colorado 4/$1
  • Fresh Express Salads 8-16 oz $.99
  • Lucerne Chunk or Shredded Cheese 16 oz $2.99
  • Farmer John Breakfast links 8 oz $.99
  • Lucerne Large Eggs 18 ct $1.99 with in ad coupon
  • Eggo Frozen Breakfast 10.7-16.4 oz $1.99
Sprouts
  • Whole Cashews $5.99/lb
  • Red Cherries $.99/lb
  • Haas Avocados $.88
  • Cluster Tomatoes $.88/lb
  • Green Beans, Italian Yellow or Grey Squash $.99/lb
  • Gummy Candy $1.99/lb
  • Dark Chocolate Nut and Fruit Mix $4.99/lb
  • Sprouts Fresh Baguette $.99
  • Sprouts Almond Milk 2/$5
***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.









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Thursday, July 19, 2012

FREE See's Lolly Pop tomorrow 7/20/12


Hey, ya know what I find absolutely irresistable? See's Lolly Pops.  AND I just drove by a See's yesterday, so I know we have them here.

Good thing too, because TOMORROW, July 20th is National Lolly Pop Day, and to celebrate, See's if giving away free lolly pops. Go to this site and (after you drool over the yummy lolly pops) notice that there is a link at the top of the page that you can click on to see where you should go pick up your free Lolly Pop tomorrow!! YUM! Anyone in Scottsdale want to come with us?!

I am so telling Army it is a b-day present a few days early!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Here are my favorite deals in Scottsdale grocery this week:

Albertsons Market
  • Pepsi Product 12 packs 4/$9 WITH minimum $25 purchase (otherwise 3/$9) 4/$9 comes out to $2.25 each-GREAT!
  • Red Seedless Grapes $.75/lb
  • 93% Super Lean Ground Beef $2.77/lb (3 lb or more)
  • Fritos or Cheetos 9-10.5 oz $1.77
  • Albertsons Purified Water (24 pack, 16.9 oz) or Shasta 12 packs 4/$8.88 (SWEET-$2.22 each! Limit 4)
  • Large Mangos 2/$1
In addition to their regular week long special, Albertsons also has Coupon Mania this week. Some of the coupons in the ad are for the following products/prices (You have to have the coupon/ad for these deals):
  • Albertsons Large Eggs $.77/dozen (limit 2)
  • Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers 3/$5 ($1.66 each) when you buy 3 (limit 1 reward per transaction)
  • Wish Bone Salad Dressing 16 oz $.99 (limit 2)
  • Fresh baked French Bread $.99 (limit 2)
  • Essential Everyday or Albertson's Chunk Cheese 16 oz $2.99 (limit 2-additional are $3.99)
  • Planters Peanut Butter 15-16.3 oz $1.99 (limit 4, additional 2/$5)
  • Kraft BBQ sauce 16.25-18 oz $.99 (limit 4)
AND, Here are a few awesome "Essential Everyday" (generic) items that they have 10/$10:
  • Ketchup 20-24 oz
  • Worchestershire Sauce 10 oz
  • Marinade 12.25 oz
  • Yellow Mustard 16 oz
Bashas
  • Fresh Ground Round $2.37/lb (Value Pack, first 2 only)
  • California Strawberries 16 oz package $.85 each (first 3)
  • 7Up, RC Cola, or Canada Dry Products 4/$10 ($2.50 each) (12 packs or 1/2 liter 6 packs, first 4)
  • Bashas' Drinking Water 32 pack 500 ml bottles 3/$9.99
  • Large or Roma tomatoes $.97/lb
In addition to the Week Long ad, there is a daily special this week. Below are the best of those One day sales listed BY DAY:
  • WEDNESDAY ONLY: Breyers Ice Cream and Frozen Dairy Products 1.5 qt $1.99 ( limit 2)
  • SATURDAY ONLY: 1 dry pint blueberries $1.49 each
  • TUESDAY ONLY: Food Club Butter 16 oz $1.88 (first 3)
Fresh & Easy
  • fresh&easy Pork country-style ribs (fresh never frozen!)$1.99/lb
  • Broccoli Flourets 12 oz $.98
  • fresh&easy Avocados $.50 each
  • General Mills kids Cereal 10.7-12.8 oz 3/$8 (AND when you buy 3, you get a free gallon of milk-must buy 3 to get milk or 6 to get 2 gallons milk, but no more than that...)
  • Baby peeled carrots 16 oz $.98
  • Peaches, Nectarines or Plums $.98/lb (sold in 2 lb pack for $1.96)
  • Popsicles 18-24 count BOGO (Buy 1 at $3.98, get the second one free-comes out to just less than $2 each)
Fry's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Blueberries 6 oz $.88
  • Tomatoes on the vine $.88/lb
  • 7Up Soft Drink 12 packs 4/$10
  • Bananas $.49/lb
In addition, Fry's has a 3/$5 sale. Meaning each of the following products is about $1.66 each! Here are my favorite items on that sale:
  • Fry's Gallon Milk, 2%, 1%, Skim or Vitamin D (limit 3)
  • Kroger Cheese 6-8 oz
  • Mountain Dairy Chocolate Milk Gallon (limit 3)
  • Nature's Own Bread 24 oz or 8 ct
Safeway (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Sweet Yellow Onions $.88/lb
  • Eating Right Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.77/lb
  • Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Chuck Steak $2.99/lb
  • Pantry Essentials Milk gallon (Whole, 2%, 1%, Fat Free) (limit 2)
  • Russet Potaoes $.99/lb
Sprouts
  • Red Cherries $1.29/lb
  • Red Bell Peppers 3/$1
  • Stacy's Pita Chips 2/$4
  • Dark Chocolate Cherries (bulk) $5.99/lb
  • Mixed Nuts without peanuts (bulk in roastedsalted, roasted unsalted, or raw) $6.99/lb
  • Yogurt Pretzels (bulk) $2.49/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.


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

FREE Starbucks Refreshers Friday the 13th!!

I love freebies...AND I love Friday the 13th (my 13th Birthday was on one). And this deal takes tow of my favorite things and puts them together!

This Friday the 13th of July, 2012, Starbucks is giving away free "refreshers" from noon-3pm.


No purchase necessary, Limit 1 per person. Luckily there are Starbucks EVERYWHERE here so we will get to take advantage of this freebie! And very happily with this heat! :)


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Beckee's Best of Scottsdale grocery 7/11-7/17

Here are my favorite deals in Scottsdale grocery this week:

Albertsons Market
  • 80% Lean Ground Chuck 3 lbs or more $1.99/lb
  • Red ripe strawberries 3 lb pack $2.99
  • Resers Classic Potato Salad from the deli $1/lb
  • Albertsons Sandwich Bread 24 oz $1
  • Malt O Meal Cereal 10-12 oz $1
  • 7-Up Product 12 packs $1.99 each when you buy 4 AND minimum $25 purchase
  • Doritos 10.5-11.5 oz, Fritos or Cheetos 9-10.5 oz $1.99 each when you buy 3 ($2.99 each otherwise)
  • Quaker cereal 12.3-16 oz, Breakfast cookies or bars 5-8 ct $1.99
  • Albertsons Milk 64 oz $.88 (limit 4)
  • London Broil, Bottom Round or Cross Rib Roast or Steaks $2.99/lb
  • Essential Everyday or Albertsons Chink cheese 8 oz $1.78
In addition to their regular week long special, HyVee also has a 4 Days of Savings Sale Friday 7/22-Sunday 7/24 that includes the following:
  • 7U
Bashas (Remember their sales are almost always WITH thank you card)
  • Boneless Skinless chicken breasts $1.59/lb (first 2)
  • Bashas' Milk gallon (Whole, 2%, 1%  or fat free) $1.57 (first 2)
  • Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steak or Boneless Sirloin Cut Pork Chops $2.99/lb (value packs only, first 2 value packs)
  • London Broil $2.99/lb (value packs only, first 2 value packs)
  • Farmer Johns Bacon 12 oz $1.99
  • Simply Hash Brown 20 oz $1.99
  • IF YOU PLAN TO BUY both the bacon and hash browns listed above, you get a free dozen eggs.
  • Bashas' Drinking water 32 pack of 500 ml bottles 3/$9.99
  • Sweet Red Seedless Grapes $.65/lb (first 3 lbs)
  • Large Tomatoes $.97/lb
  • Fresh Kiwi 3/$.99
  • Russet Potatoes 5 lb bags 2/$3
  • Fritos or Cheetos chips or fritos dip 9-10.5 oz $1.99
Fresh & Easy
  • Broccoli Florets 12 oz $.98
  • fresh&easy romaine lettuce 9 oz $.98
  • fresh&easy corn tortillas 36 ct $1.50
  • fresh&easy avocados $.50 each
  • fresh&easy ground chuck beef 80/20 $1.99/lb
  • Quaker Quakes 3.03 oz - 3.52 oz B1G1 (Buy 1 Get 1 free, they are $2.49 each)
Fry's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Fry's Milk (Whole, 2%, 1%, or nonfat) gallon 2/$3 (with min $25 purchase, limit 2)
  • Roma Tomatoes $.88/lb
  • Strawberries 1 Lb $.88 (limit 4)
  • Kroger butter 16 oz $1.99
  • Powerade or Powerade Zero 32 oz $.59
  • Bananas $.57/lb
There is a Buy 10, Save $5 deal again this week. Below are some of my favorite items included in this sale. The price listed is the price AFTER the $5 off (so if you do not buy 10 participating items, these would be $.50 more each):
  • Quaker Cereal 12.5-14 oz $1.49
  • Prego Pasta Sauce 23.5-24 oz $1.29
  • Doritos 10.5-11.5 oz $1.88
The following are not groceries, but a couple back to school items you may want to grab this week:
  • Top Flight Notebooks, 70 sheet $.19 (limit 10)
  • Crayola Crayons 24 ct $.39 (limit 4)
Safeway (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Sweet Red Cherries $1.28/lb
  • Sweet Mangoes $.48/each
  • O Organics Grape Tomatoes 10 oz container $1.48
  • Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Chuck Cross Rib Steak $2.99
  • Lobster tails 4 oz (frozen/thawed) $5.99/lb
  • Kraft Salad Dressing 14-16 oz $1.29
  • 12 pack Refreshe Soda 5/$10
  • Safeway Breakfast Breads 16-22 oz $2 (I only include this because those breads include the raisin bread and other yummy ones like it)
  • Ragu Pasta sauce 2/$3 (and when you buy 2 you get a free package of dry pasta)
  • Black Plums $.99/lb
  • Silk Soy, Almond or Coconut Milk 64 oz $2.99 (with card and in ad coupon, limit 3)
  • Lucerne Ice Cream Cones 8-10 ct $3.99 (with card and in ad coupon, limit 3)
In addition to their regular week long special, Safeway also has a 4 Day Sale Friday 7/13-Monday 7/16 that includes the following:
  • Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, or Froot Loops (10.5-12.2 oz ) $1.88
  • BOGO 6-8 oz Hormel Natural lunch meats
  • BOGO Oroweat Variety breads
  • Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo 22-30 oz $1.99
Also, In addition to their regular week long special, Safeway has a $5 Friday sale on Friday the 13th (of July) that includes the following:
  • Lucerne Chunk Cheese 32 oz $5 (limit 4)
  • Signature Cafe Whole Roasted Chicken 30 oz $5
Sprouts
  • Whole Seedless watermelon $.10/lb
  • Sprouts large eggs $.99/doz
  • Cucumbers, green onion bunches  3/$1
***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.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

FREE in Scottsdale.


As I am looking for deals here in Scottsdale here, and trying to find fun activities, I have stumbled upon a lot of interesting sites. One I was just looking at is titled "100 Days, 100 Ways to Save: Summer in Scottsdale". Some of my favorite tips for freebies or cheapies from this site:
  • If you're an Arizona resident, ask about a Locals' Discount when making summer reservations at Scottsdale resorts, golf courses, spas and other establishments.
  • The Scottsdale Public Library presents fun, informative and free programs and events! You can check out the details at the library site here: library.ci.scottsdale.az.us
  • The Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. along Main Street and Marshall Way in the downtown Arts District. The galleries open their doors and show off works by some of the Southwest’s most outstanding artists. The process is simple - proceed at your own pace, browse the galleries that catch your eye, and enjoy the many outdoor sculptures that are part of Scottsdale's Public Art Program. http://www.scottsdalegalleries.com/about.html
  • The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa offers free Native American cultural performances every Friday at 5 p.m. http://www.scottsdale.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-scottsdale/index.jsp?null
  • Want to explore the Desert Botanical Garden? Or maybe you'd like to discover your inner geek at the Arizona Science Center? Now you can - for free! Valley library card holders can check out the Culture Pass for free admission for two people to participating arts and cultural institutions. http://phoenix.showup.com/page/culture_pass
  • The free Kierland Commons Summer Concert Series takes place every Saturday evening in the Center Plaza. http://www.kierlandcommons.com/
  • The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) offers free admission every Thursday from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. http://www.smoca.org/indexnew.php
  • The Penske Racing Museum showcases and amazing collection of cars, trophies and racing memorabilia chronicling the career of one of the most successful dynasties in all of sports. The Penske team has more than 40 years of racing experience and over 300 major wins highlighted by 15 Indianapolis 500-mile victories. Admission is free. http://penskeracingmuseum.com/
  • Enjoy free concerts every Sunday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Bring a blanket or folding chair, then relax on the lawn and listen to your favorite local bands. Train and carousel rides are $2.00 each. http://therailroadpark.com/
  • Discover the beauty of desert plants at Desert Botanical Garden with docent-guided tours, family activities, events, an outdoor cafĂ© and gift shop. The Garden offers free admission every Tuesday from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.. http://www.dbg.org/
  • Although Scottsdale is most well-known for its Sonoran Desert scenery, the area is also filled with lakes and rivers that are brimming with action in the summer. Canyon, Apache, Saguaro, Pleasant and Roosevelt lakes are all within a 40-mile drive of Scottsdale and have public beaches available for picnicking, swimming and fishing. http://www.arizona-leisure.com/phoenix-lakes-boating.html
  • The Phoenix Art Museum, the Southwest's premier destination for world-class visual art, hosts major changing exhibitions alongside a permanent collection of more than 18,000 works. Enjoy the museum for free every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on the first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. http://www.phxart.org/
  • Dust off your picnic basket and head over to Chaparral Park and Community Center, where you'll have a 100 acres to play. You'll find a 10-acre lake for boating and fishing, a playground, ball fields, swimming pool and a four-acre, off-leash dog park. Don't forget your blanket and Frisbee! http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/chap
  • Running through the center of the city, the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt is an interconnected string of lush urban parks. Featuring lighted walking and recreation paths, fishing ponds, athletic fields, tennis courts, a skate park and see-and-be-seen dog park, this popular 11-mile urban playground is perfect for walking, riding your bike or spending the day. http://www.scottsdalecvb.com/desert-exploration/indian-bend-wash-greenbelt/
  • The air-conditioned downtown Scottsdale Trolley is free and runs year-round. Hop on and off as many times as you'd like as you explore the Arts District, Old Town, Fifth Avenue Shops, Scottsdale Fashion Square and more. You'll be delighted at the myriad options you find in downtown, including 100+ galleries, 80 restaurants and nightclubs, and shopping that will test the skills of even the savviest retail browser. Daily: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; additional hours on Thursdays until 9 p.m. http://www.scottsdalecvb.com/transportation/resort-trolley/
  • For more than 30 years, Harkins Theatres has brought back some of Hollywood's best family films to keep kids entertained and cool during the summer. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. http://www.harkinstheatres.com/summerMovieFun.aspx
So, there are a lot of FREE activities for us to try out!! I am excited to get started on this list!


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FREE family fun is Scottsdale: Splash Pads!!!!

When we started telling people we were moving to Scottsdale, AZ, lots of people laughed and asked how a deals blogger would live in Scottsdale. Apparently Scottsdale is generally a well off area. It is more "Tiffany and Co" than "Walmart" kind of people (in general). Honestly, the Walmart is pretty far from where I live as is the Target. BUT in just 2 short weeks living here, I have started to find the deals.

The first thing Wes and I googled and tried to find in Scottsdale was FREE, fun family activities. I should mention that Scottsdale is a suburb of Phoenix in the North East part of the valley. Phoenix is a huge sprawling metropolitan area and there is a lot of Phoenix information for me to wade through still, but Scottsdale itself, and nearby areas (like Fountain Hill) are somewhat lacking in Free family fun. At least at first glance. We have had to look for activities one at a time.

The first thing I wanted to find was a cheap or free way to cool off. Most homes here have pools int he back yard. The one we are renting does not. We have friends and neighbors here already that have offered us use of their pools, but I have as yet not taken anyone up on that offer (it's hard to take 5 kids to someones house to swim when you hardly know the people and the kids only kind of swim...) I found water parks and pools (looks like I need to figure out how to get discounts on some of those) and they were fairly pricey, so I began my search for Splash parks!

Right off I found one not too far from my house in Fountain Hill: Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. (Pictured above) We have been there like 5 times already. The kids love it, and the bonus for us is that there is also a Disc Golf course there around the lake (long time readers and friends will know that my husband, Wes LOVES to disc golf!). We played disc golf on the 4th of July. Had a blast, but lost 2 discs in the lake...might need a course further from water for future games... The splash pad there is really fun with lots of different water features. I recommend it as a great free, fun, wet, cooling family activity in Scottsdale.

There is only one other splash pad we have been to, and that one was at a shopping center: Scottsdale Quarter, 15279 N. Scottsdale Road. The kids loved that one because we went in the evening after Wes got home and after we ate dinner. It was Friday night and as it starts to get dark they have colorful lights that go on in the water area. The kids adored it. From my viewpoint, at first I was taken a back a little because Scottsdale Quarter is a little ritzy. And the splash area is basically right by the valet parking. So all the fancy dressed date night couples go to the valet to drop off their car, then they have to pass the water pad to get to the restaurant or club of their choice. At first I was a little antsy there (felt pretty under dressed), but then I just sat back and started to enjoy the pure people watching entertainment! WOW! I think I may need a bedazzler to fit in here! BUT, I Loved it!! People watching is awesome...Also a great FREE activity (Free if you can resist all the shops and restaurants).

And, I just found a great list of other splash pads in Scottsdale on azcentral.com (which is think is maybe the news?). I guess I have a few more places to check out now...

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Omaha: Family Fun-RAILROAD DAYS!!!! This weekend

Omaha's Railroad Days are coming up this weekend!!!

Railroad Days is an annual Omaha event that is a lot of fun! And for a family (especially one my size), it is a great deal!! On Railroad days, you can buy a $15 family pass (good for 2 adults and the kiddos) that allows admission to and transportation between six of the area’s best attractions for families. (A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass.) The 6 attractions are Lauritzen Garden, The Durham Museum, Union Pacific's Railroad Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, RailsWest Museum, and the Historic General Dodge house. All are really fun places and they have special activities and fun for the family going on during Railroad days.

This is a GREAT way for a family to explore some of the great sites in Omaha for a low price! As mentioned, Railroad days is the weekend, July 14-15, 2012. Check out this website for more info! I hope a lot of your readers are able to take advantage of this fun, cheap family event! Wish I was there to enjoy it with you!!!

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Omaha reader: Where to find local grocery deals!!


First things first. I told my Omaha fans/friends that I would post some links to blogs that are local Omaha blogs. Here are some:

I mentioned the other day that I knew of one Omaha blog where the writer, Nicole, posts her favorite Omaha grocery deals each week. That blog is Mom Saves Money. She used to just post a few weekly faves, but it looks like she is posting more these days and it is more like what I do for weekly grocery deals. To give you an example of her weekly grocery deal posts, check out this one from last week. (Can I throw in a "WOW" you had some great prices this past week, and it looks like you still have through tomorrow to get these prices!!!).

Another local deals blog that I love is actually written by a friend (she was kindergarten teacher to my 2 oldest kids before she quit teaching to stay home with her little girl). Sarah writes a great deals blog called Becoming Sensible. You will find lots of great local deal there!

One more, I have actually never even seen this blog until today, but I googled Omaha deals blogs, and stumbled upon the Omaha Deal Diva blog. She obviously has a focus on grocery deals and matches the coupons you can use to the weekly deals. Great blog for finding the local grocery deals!!!

I will continue to post events and activities and freebies that are Omaha delas just as I post Utah deals because I know much of my readership is in Omaha and Salt Lake area. But I will not be posting Omaha grocery deals anymore, as I will now be posting the grocery deals in Scottsdale. Thanks for reading and I hope you will continue to read through my frugal journey in Scottsdale!



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Friday, July 6, 2012

Beckee's Best of Scottsdale Grocery 7/4-7/10

Please Note, I am still getting used to the prices and teh different grocery trends here in Scottsdale, so my deals will likely change over time. I have already learned that bread is much more expensive here than Omaha, and milk much less, but most other things are fairly comprable so far. That in mind, Here are my favorite deals in Scottsdale grocery this week:
Albertsons Market
  • Albertsons Milk Gallon $1.57 (limit 2)
  • Blueberries 18 oz 2/$4 (limit 2)
  • Albertonsons Purified Drinking Water 16.9 oz 24 pk 4/$10
  • Essential Everyday cereal 11.8-20 oz OR Kellogg's Cereal 9-15 oz $1.88
  • Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Whole Grain White or Wheat Bread 20 oz $1.88
  • Powerade Sports Drink 32 oz $.58 (limit 10)
  • Donald Duck Orange Juice 59 oz $1.69 (limit 2)
  • Prego Pasta Sauce 23.5-24 oz $1.49 (limit 2)
  • Doritos 10.5-11.5 oz or Ruffles 8.5-9.5 oz $1.99 each (when you buy 3)
  • Large Tropical Mangos 2/$1
  • Albertsons Large Eggs 12 ct $.88 (limit 4)
Bashas
**Note that Bashas currently has a limited time deal where ALL Manufacturerers' coupons are worth $1. So if you have some of those $.10 or $.25 coupons, this would be the time to use them!!**
  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream 1.75 quart $1.88 (This is their "Shocker coupon". I assume you have to have the coupon from the ad to get this?!)
  • Fresh Ground Chuck value packs $2.39/lb (limit 2 value packs)
  • Pepsi Product 12 packs 4/$9 (that's $2.25 each)
  • Ruffles (8-9 oz), Doritos (10.5-11.5 oz), or food club corn chips (10-10.5 oz) $1.99
  • Powerade Sports Drink 32 oz $.59 (limit 15) (penny more than Albertsons, but higher limit)
  • Fresh Cucumber 2/$1
  • Whole Seedless Watermelon $.15/lb (first 2 melons only)
  • Driscoll's Premium Strawberries 16 oz package $.97 (first 3 only)
Fresh & Easy
  • Peaches, Nectarines, or Plums $.49/lb (sold in 2 lb pack for $.98 each)
  • Red Cherries $1.99/lb (sold in 2 lb pack for $3.96)
  • Tomatoes on the Vine 16 oz $.98
  • All Quaker Cereal or granola  bars 6.7-18 oz $1.99
  • f&e chicken breast family pack (boneless skinless with rib meat) $1.99/lb
  • (There is also a coupon in their ad for $3 off when you spend $30 or more there, and it looks like they have a rewards card you can get for "even more rewards". See info on that here.
Fry's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Sweet Corn 6/$1 ($.18 each)
  • Tomatoes on the Vine $.97/lb
  • Raspberries 6 oz $.97/lb
  • Kroger Cheese 6-8 oz (shredded, sliced, block) $1.79
  • Kroger Butter 16 oz 2/$4
This is a Kroger store like Baker's and has similar deals. This week there is a "Save $3 Now and $2 later when you mix and match any 10 participating items. So the following items are listed at prices AFTER the $.30 is taken off (meaning this is the price of the item IF you buy 10 participatimg items-any combo mix or match):
  • Gatorade or G2 32 oz $.59
  • Cheetos 9-9.75 oz or Fritos 10.5 oz $1.69
  • General Mills Cereal 8.9-16.1 oz $1.69
  • Totinos Party Pizza 9.8-10.9 oz $.89
  • Ritz Crackers 7.5-16 oz $1.69
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks or General Mills treats 6-10 count $1.69
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Easy Mac 4 ct $3.69
  • El Monterey Snacks 21-24 oz $4.69
Safeway (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.88/lb
  • Fresh Cucumber 2/$1
  • Pantry Essentials Milk gallon (whole, 2%, 1%, fat free) $1.57
  • Crisp celery $.99/lb
  • Navel Oranges $.99/lb
  • Coke Product 12 packs are buy 2 get 2 free (must buy 4)
  • If you buy 2 Ragu sauces (2/$3) you get 1 Free Safeway Dry Pasta
  • If you buy 1 package of Oreo cookies, you get another Oreo pack of equal or lesser value free PLUS a 12 pack of refreshe soda free.
Safeway coupons in the ad include (Note to get these you must have a safeway card AND the coupons):
  • Yoplait gogurt or trix yogurt $1.88 (limit 3)
  • Minute Maid Orange Juice 89 oz chilled $3.99
  • Lucerne Ice Cream Sandwiches 24 ct $4.99
Sprouts
  • Avocados 3/$1
  • Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers 2/$1
  • Broccoli crowns, cluster tomatoes or green beans $.99/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.

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Back to the grind in a new location...

We have made it to Arizona!!

We are settling into out house here in Scottsdale. We have been here for a week and a half, and there are less boxes in the house, but that is of course a work in progress:

But to be honest, I have not been JUST unpacking. We have also tried to have a little fun and discover this new home of ours a little.
I am looking for lots of FREE activities to share about Scottsdale (a little hard to do, but I have found some so far). I am going to find out about where kids eat free here and when, and I just got my first set of grocery ads here the other day, so I am working on my first Scottsdale grocery deals.
For my OMAHA fans, I will continue to post the things I know about Omaha going on (like Railroad Days coming next week!), but I will not be doing grocery deals anymore. There is a blogger in Omaha that posts her favorite grocery deals each week-it is not as extensive as my long list, but will give you a few of the best deals. I will post her info later today along with a list of other Omaha blogs I know of!

As for me and my blog, we have moved to Scottsdale (for a year) and have a new adventure ahead!

AWAY WE GO!! More coming today!



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