Thursday, January 19, 2012

Beckee's Best om Omaha Grocery 1/18-1/24

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

  • 80% Lean Fresh Ground Beef 3 lb roll $6.99 (2.33/lb) (with in ad coupon)
  • Pebbles Treats (fruity or cocoa 6.2 oz), or Post Cereal (Pebbles 11 oz, Honey Comb 12.5 oz, or select 9.5-20 oz varieties) $1.48 (with in ad coupon)
  • Breakstone's Cottage Doubles Buy one at $.99 get one free (this is a BOGO you CAN pricematch at Walmart because the price is listed in the ad!!)
  • Kraft String Cheese 9 or 12 oz bags Buy one at $4.99, get on Free (BOGO you can match)
  • Nabisco Toasted Chips 8.1 oz Buy one at $3.69, get one Free (BOGO you can match)
  • Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners, Meat Selects, Turkey Franks or Turkey Selects 16 oz, Buy one at $2.69, get one free (BOGO you can match!)
  • Jumbo Zeal Navel Oranges $.58/lb
  • Texas Rio Star Grapefruit or Juice Oranges 18 lb bag $6.99 (That's about $.39/lb)
  • HyVee Butter 16 oz $2.38
No Frills Fresh
  • Festive Turkey Breast (frozen) $.99/lb (while supplies last)
  • Malt O Meal Cereal 10-12 oz Frosted Mini Spooners, Golden Puffs, Frosted Flakes or Honey Oat Blenders $.77 while supplies last
  • Cucumbers 2/$1
Bag N Save
  • Sirloin Tip Roast $2.99/lb
  • Our Family Grade A Large Eggs (dozen) $.79
  • Cucumbers 2/$1
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Haas Avocados 10/$10
  • Broccoli Crowns 4lb/$5 (which is $1.25/lb)
  • Bakers Half gallon milk (vitamin D, 2%, 1%, Skim) 10/$10
  • Corn Chips (9.25 oz), Crunchy Cheese Curls, or Cheese Puffs (8.5 oz) $.99
  • Vegetable Chips or Garden Vegetable Straws 7-7.5 oz $1.69
  • Multi Grain Tortilla Chips 9 oz $1.69
  • White Round or Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips 13 oz or Nacho Cheese or Ranch Tortilla Chips 11 oz $1.19
  • Honey Wheat Pretzel or Pretzel Rods Tub (32-36 oz) $3.99
  • Pita Chips (my FAVE) 9 oz $1.99
  • Bagged Spinach $.77 (9 oz)
  • Vine Tomatoes 24 oz bag $1.29/bag
  • Baby Carrots 16 oz bag $.49
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes 5 lb bag $.99
Super Saver
  • Best Choice Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenders 3 lb bag $4.97 (about $1.66/lb)
  • Super Saver White Bread 16 oz $.77
  • Jumbo Size Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag $2.18
  • Best Choice Shredded or Chunk Cheese (6-8 oz) 2/$3
  • All Natural Bone-In Fresh Chicken Breast $.99/lb
  • Clementines $4.99/box (looks like 5 lb box though not specified)
  • Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $3.99
***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.


Thrifty Thursday: Updated Kids eat free/cheap list!!!

My frustration with very outdated Kids Eat Free/cheap lists has led me to update my own list on here. We have a NUMBER of times lately gone to a listed "kids night" only to learn that the restaurant has not had that for "ages".
All the ones I am listing are ones that I (or one of my friends) have tried recently or that have the deal listed on their website (I am linking to those sites). Basically I am saying these are ones that I know are currently accurate as of this post. That being said, not all locations of restaurants always run the same promotions, so I would call your local restaurant and double check to make sure they 1-have a kids noght as listed, and 2-that it is in fact the day/time you want to go. (My warning is that because restaurants do change their promotions, including kids nights, often. So, this list will likely change as time goes by. I will try to update it though)

Kids eat free:
  • Hyvee: Eat FREE on Thursdays with an adult meal purchase at any of the following eating locations in the store: Italian, Chinese Express, Kitchen. Dine in only. (one kids meal per adult meal purchased)
  • China Buffet: Tuesday kids eat free with adult meal purchase
  • Denny's: Night Varies by location 4-10 pm (I have not used this one since August, but it is listed on their website as available at different nights depending on location-you will wnat to call your local location to see what night they do)
  • Lone Star: Tuesday all day up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchase.
  • Spaghetti Works: Monday up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchased
  • Pepperjax Grill: Wednesday night 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchased (5-8pm)
  • Grisanti's Italian: Monday night
  • La Mesa: Thursday night One free kids meal per adult meal purchased. I know this is good at the location on 156th and Q but I do not know about the other locations.
  • Pizza Ranch: Tuesday looks like one kid per adult meal purchase
  • Texas Roadhouse: Mondays 4-10PM one kid eats free with purchase of each adult meal
  • ***NOTE-I hesitantly include this one because we have REPEATEDLY had TERRIBLE service at the Texas Roadhouse in West Omaha and we will NOT eat there again even with good food and Free kids night. However, a friend noted that her family enjoys the one in PAPILLION! So I include this deal with a warning about the West Omaha location (and FYI-when I wrote to them about the issues we have had over and over, they did not reply or care at all. That is why we don't eat there anymore!)***
  • Chick Fil A: Wednesday nights One free kids meal per adult combo meal (A friend told me that this is good in Utah locations on Wednesday. I do not know if our new Chick fil A in Omaha has a kids night or not).
  • HuHot: Night Varies by location Note that Kids 3 and under are FREE always, but in addition to that, MANY HuHot locations have a Kids night where kids under 11 eat free with adult meal purcahse. (Sadly Omaha doesn't anymore) Click on the restaurant name to see if your local HuHot has a kids night, and which night it is!
  • O'Charley's: Day Varies by location 2 kids free per adult meal (This one is not in Nebraska but in lots of other states East of us!)
Kids eat cheap:
  • Applebees: Tuesday and Thursday Kids eat for $.99 (one child per adult meal purchased)
  • Fazoli's: Tuesday nights 5-8pm Kids eat for $.99.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar: Monday Kids eat for $.99 with adult meal purchase
And because my husband and I are often looking for a place on a particular night, here is the day to day places (* denotes that is is NOT free, but is discounted):

Monday: Spaghetti Works, Grisanti's Italian, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings*
Tuesday: China Buffet, Lone Star, Pizza Ranch, Applebees*, Fazolis*
Wednesday: PepperJax Grill, Chick Fil A in Utah,
Thursday: Hyvee, La Mesa, Applebees*
Varries by location: Denny's, Chick Fil A, HuHot, O'Charley's

If you have any other great kids free or discounted deals to add to the list, please comment with them after this post! Thanks and happy eating out! :)


@Purex and @Jockey #Giveaway ends TOMORROW (1/20)

Onle more day left to enter my great giveaway!! It ends tomorrow (1/20). The winner will get a bottle of my favorite kind of Purex Crystals AND a really great Jockey bra! (Did you know Purex Crystals do not have oils in them so you can use them with sports clothing with wicking-like the Jockey bra?!)To read more about these awesome products or to simply enter the giveaway, go here.


Kids eat free or cheap...Where do YOU go?!

I love to go out to eat! LOVE it, but it gets really pricey, really quick with 5 kids. So, I am always on the lookout for kids eat free or cheap deals. We have a few go-to places we like to take the kids out on the kids nights. My husband and kids LOVED to go to Sizzler, but it has closed down! So, I still have a few good spots (I think the BEST right now that I know of is Spaghetti Works on their kids nights). BUT-I would LOVE to know if you have a go to place with great FREE or discounted kids meals/kids nights?! I am putting together a post of the ones we know of, but I know you all must have some ideas for me...Anyone?!

Free Krispy Kreme donuts on Saturdays?!

I bet a lot of you already knew about this, but I am new to the world of donuts (I never used to like or eat any sweets really growing up). Anyway, we took our kids to Krispy Kreme here in Omaha on 120th and Center for a treat a few weeks ago, and the girl working there said that on Saturday mornings when the Hot Now light is on it means you can come in and get a free glazed donut (one per person of course)! WHAT?! Have any of you ever tried that? We haven't yet, but I plan to soon (this weekend?!). We are so using that as a (FREE) bribe/treat with our kids!!

Can I also note that their current Dark Chocolate Kreme filling donut is AH-MAZING!!


BOGO lunch at La Mesa is BACK!!

Here is a fun lunch deal going on here in Omaha at the La Mesa restaurant on 156th and Q:
So, I know it is hard to read this, but for a limited time, Monday-Friday from 11 am until (well...I cannot remember how late-I will look next time I drive by the billboard), lunch entrees are BOGO (Buy One Get One Free)!
I love this place and how nice is it when you can get one meal free...I think my husband and I will have to take advantage of this next week (he has 2 whole days off!!)!