Craftsy Halloween Flash Sale: Save up to 70% on Fabric, Yarn, and Kits (plus, FREE online classes)


Craftsy is having a Halloween Flash Sale from now through Friday and you can save up to 70% on fabric, yarn, and kits! They have a beautiful selection of crafting items whether you like to crochet, knit, quilt, sew – or something else entirely! You’ll definitely want to shop early for the best selection. Shipping adds $4.99. Head to Craftsy to check it out.
Online Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist Class


Speaking of Craftsy – if you’re not familiar, they offer a ton of online classes, and some of them are free! I found free quilting classes, free knitting classes, and free embroidery classes to name a few! You’ll also find classes for sewing, cooking, photography and other art forms. Head to Craftsy to check it out.


Safeway NW Coupon Deals 10/22-10/28 ~ Whole Chicken 99¢/lb, Hershey’s or Nestle Halloween Candy, Downy Unstopables

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It’s time once again, here are the best deals I could find at Safeway for the week starting October 22nd. If you’re new to shopping at Safeway, be sure to familiarize yourself with their coupon policy and be sure to read my post on how to stack coupons using the Just4U program!

This week, buy gift cards and earn 2X Gas Rewards Points.

Seahawks fans take note!  Through November 11th, spend $75 or more in a single transaction and get entered for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Seahawks vs. 49’ers game at CenturyLink Field on December 14, 2014.

As always, my favorite deals of the week are highlighted in RED.

Sweet Satsumas, 5 lb bag

Bartlett or D’Anjou Pears

Fresh Express Salad Kit or Blend

On the Vine Tomatoes

Whole Roasted Chicken

Organic Premium Gala or Fuji Apples

Totino’s Party Pizza $1.25
$1/4 printable coupon
$1.10/4 printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $0.98

Johnsonville Dinner Sausage, 19 oz $5.00
$1.50/1 coupon from 10/5 SmartSource
$1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $3.50

Foster Farms Fresh Whole Chicken

Pork Loin Rib Half Sliced, Bone-in

Arrowhead Water, 24 pk 16.9 oz

Pepsi or 7UP, 12 pk 12 oz cans
Buy 2, Get 2 Free

Fresh Puget Sound Keta Salmon Fillets

California Pizza Kitchen or DiGiorno Original Pizza $5.50
$1/1 California Pizza Kitchen Pizza printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $4.50

Lucerne Chunk or Shredded Cheese, 32 oz

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Biore Strips: As low as $2.99 + FREE Shipping

bioreAmazon has a box of Biore Cleansing Pore Strips, 6 ct priced at $4.99 right now. While this is a decent price, there are a couple ways to drop the price even lower AND score free shipping, too!

  • First, make sure to check the “$1/1 clipless coupon” on the product page.
  • Next, make sure to sign up for Subscribe and Save* to save an extra 5%

* In exchange for signing up for a subscription service for this product, Amazon rewards you with a 5% discount and free shipping. After your first order has shipped, you can change future shipments or even cancel the subscription entirely from your Amazon account without further obligation or hassle. 


After both discounts, you’d pay $3.74 + tax and score free shipping! Now, if you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, you’ll save 20% off all of them as opposed to just 5%. That means, you could potentially end up paying just $2.99 shipped here. (I’m apparently only 2 subscriptions away from this!)

Sometimes, it makes good sense to throw on a couple of low-cost subscriptions like this to arrive at the 5 subscriptions a month, because you’ll more than come out ahead when you save 20% off your higher-cost items. If this concept is new to you, please make sure to check out our post on How to Maximize your Savings with Subscribe and Save. Then, head on over to our Best Subscribe and Save Deals to scour the best, low-cost subscriptions to throw on your order this month.

As a reminder, prices and availability can change at any time and without warning on Amazon. For that reason – I encourage you to snag these Biore strips at this price now if you’re interested!


Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak Recipe + Fresh Ideas from Leigh Ann Cookbook (Fred Meyer)

Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak Recipe

Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak

If you shop at Fred Meyer, you might have noticed a display in your store selling this cookbook:

Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann Cookbook

Leigh Ann Hieronymus has been developing recipes for Fred Meyer for years and compiled some of her favorite recipes in this beautiful cookbook called Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann! I’ve had the chance to look through it and it’s full of wonderful sounding recipes. Some are classic – such as Creamy Corn Chowder, Sunday Pot Roast, and Fresh Cherry Crisp. Others are unexpected, such as her recipe for Chilled Cantaloupe Soup, Braised Celery Hearts, or Apple Sausage Balls.

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I received permission to recreate one of Leigh Ann’s recipes on my blog today and I chose her Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak recipe (page 122 if you have the book). Now I’ve made Swiss Steak in the slow cooker before, but with dismal results. The meat came out pretty flavorless and I’ve not reattempted another in years. I’m pleased to say that Leigh Ann’s recipe is extremely flavorful and tender. Even better, it’s a pretty economical recipe because it uses only a few ingredients – many of which you likely have in your pantry right now!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs round steak
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 14.5-oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Gather your ingredients.

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Start by mixing the flour, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

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LivingSocial: Extra 15% off sitewide (today only) – organic produce, winery tour, Puget Sound fishing trip + more!

Today only (Wednesday, October 22), get 15% off sitewide at LivingSocial when you use the coupon code GETFESTIVE at checkout. Whether you’re looking for a fun outing for yourself, some seasonal home decor, or maybe a gift (or two or three), you’re bound to find something of interest. Restrictions apply.

Here are some noteworthy deals I found:

Full Circle

Spend $21.25 (a $50 value) for a large Harvest Box of farm-fresh organic produce from Full Circle (smaller sizes are available at a lower price). Each customized order can be delivered right to your door and may include favorites like seasonal squashes, heirloom apples and pears, hardy kales, and more.

Fall Winery Tour + Lunch + Transportation

Spend $75.65-$84.15 (a $129-$139 value) for one ticket to your choice of winery tour: Ancient Lakes and Wenatchee or Lake Chelan. Each ticket includes round-trip transportation, tours and tastings at two wineries, lunch and wine, and exclusive discounts on bottles and cases.

Puget Sound sports fishing

Spend $75.65 (a $180 value) for a four-hour Puget Sound fishing trip. Bait and tackle are provided; just bring your fishing license. (What a great gift idea!)

LivingSocial Virgin America

Oh, and that Virgin America discount we mentioned yesterday? You can use it for that, too!


Runner’s World: $5.99 for one-year subscription!


Today only at DiscountMags, you can snag a one-year subscription to Runner’s World Magazine for $5.99 when you use coupon code COUPONPROJECT at checkout! You can buy up to 4 years at this price, too. That works out to just $0.49 per issue versus the $4.50 an issue cover price you’d ordinarily pay!

Here’s a description of the magazine, from DiscountMags:

Runner’s World is filled with powerful information that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun doing it! Every issue brings you the strategies, tips and advice to fuel your performance, prevent injuries, burn fat, shed stress, and achieve your personal goals.

Not interested in Runner’s World Magazine? You can save 20% on many other titles at Discount Mags. Just use coupon code COUPONPROJECT for the discount.


Albertsons NW Coupon Deals 10/22-10/28 ~ Essential Everyday Apple Juice, Sara Lee Bread, Bacon and more!



Here are the best deals I could find for this week, October 22-28, at Albertsons.  Please remember, I’m blogging out of the greater Seattle area, so if you live in a different region, you might want to take a peek at your local ad to make sure the deals are the same.

Continuing this week you can earn FREE Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Cookware by earning a Saver Stamp for every $10 you spend.  There are ten pieces to choose from total!  See store for display and further details.

Also, throughout football season you’ll see weekly specials for wearing your game day jersey while you shop.  This week when you wear your game day jersey on Sunday, October 26th you’ll save 10% off your purchase.  GO HAWKS!

 As always, my favorite deals have been highlighted in RED.

Honeycrisp Apples

Fresh Valbest Split Breast Chicken, Bone-In Family Pack

Fresh Boneless Chicken Breasts

Cheerios, 8.9 oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 12.2 oz Frosted Toast
Crunch, 12.3 oz Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, 12 oz Cocoa Puffs,
11.8 oz Cookie Crisp, 11.25 oz Trix, 10.7 oz Total Whole Grain,
10.6 oz Chex, 12-14 oz Fruit Snacks, 4.5-8 oz Nature Valley Granola Bars, 6 pk Chex Mix, Bugles or Gardetto’s Snack Mix, 6-8.75 oz Fiber One Cookies, 6.6 oz Fiber One Brownies or Bars,
4.1-7.1 oz

$1.88 each when you buy 5
$1/1 – $1/2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch coupon from 9/21 SmartSource
$0.50/1 Original Cheerios coupon from 9/28 SmartSource
$0.50/1 Original Cheerios printable coupon
$1/3 Select GM Cereals printable coupon
$0.75/1 Cocoa Puffs printable coupon
$0.75/1 Cocoa Puffs printable coupon
$0.50/2 Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars coupon from 9/7 SmartSource #2
$0.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars coupon from 9/28 SmartSource
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars printable coupon
$0.50/2 Chex Mix or Bugles printable coupon

$0.50/1 Chex Mix printable coupon
$0.50/2 Chex Mix, Bugles or Gardetto’s coupon from 9/28 SmartSource
$0.50/2 Fiber One Cookies coupon from 9/28 SmartSource
Bottom line: as low as $0.88

Wild Columbia River Steelhead Salmon Fillet

Fresh Atlantic Salmon Portions, 4 oz
$4.99 each

Steakhouse Choice T-Bone Steak

Steakhouse Choice Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steak

Fresh Pork Assorted Chops, Ribs or Sirloin Ends

Hills Smoked Slab Bacon

Doritos Tortilla Chips, 10-11 oz or Lay’s Potato Chips, 9.5-10 oz

Cottonelle Bath Tissue, 12 double rolls or Scott
Paper Towels, 6 mega rolls $4.99 each when you buy 2
$1.25/2 Scott Paper Towels coupon from 9/14 Red Plum
Bottom line: as low as $4.37

Deschutes, Widner, Pyramid, Blue Moon, New Belgium,
or Alaskan, 12 pk 12 oz bottles

Essential Everyday Apple Juice, 64 oz
$0.99 with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Sara Lee Giant Round Top White, Cracked Wheat or
Oats ‘n Honey Bread, 20-24 oz
$0.98 with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Essential Everyday Bacon, 16 oz 
$2.99 with in–ad coupon (limit 3)

Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef
$3.99/lb with in-ad coupon

Seasoned Chicken Leg Quarters
Buy 1, Get 2 Free with in-ad coupon

Seasoned Boneless Petite Sirloin Steaks
Buy 1, Get 2 Free with in-ad coupon

Fresh Boneless Pork Loin Chops
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Breaded Boneless Pork Cutlet
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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Fabletics: 2-Piece Workout Outfit for $25 shipped (plus, my experience)

A couple weeks ago, I noticed an ad for Fabletics in my Facebook newsfeed. Now typically I just skip over these, but this one really caught my eye!

fableticsIt said, “take a quick fit quiz and get your first outfit for $25.” Out of curiosity, I took the short quiz and sure enough, I landed myself an offer for a 2-piece workout outfit for $25 (half off).

Fabletics is co-owned by celebrity Kate Hudson and I found that the styles were SUPER cute. The more I’ve worked out this year and started to get in shape, the more I realize how motivating it is to just look cute when you’re working out. (Hey, whatever motivates you, right?)


Here are some of the styles I found on the site, to give you an idea:


Cute, huh? The workouts are perfect for a number of workout styles including running and yoga.

Now there is a catch, as you might have wondered. When you redeem the $25 outfit offer, you are agreeing to sign up for their monthly VIP service. Unless you cancel future orders, you’ll be billed $50 each month for a different outfit. You’ll have the opportunity early into the next month to review the outfit. If you don’t want it? You can just “skip” that month. There is no limit to how many months you can skip, either. You can also cancel your service at any time by calling Customer Service.

Yesterday, I received my first Fabletics outfit in the mail and I have to say, I’m SO impressed.

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I chose the “Charge” ensemble in medium-8 (though they carry sizes 0 – 22!) and I was totally impressed with the quality. The capris are really thick, nice material – not chintzy at all. I’d be hard pressed to find just the capris for $25! They will be perfect for chilly fall running. I adore the slouchy sweatshirt too. However, I’m pretty unlikely to wear it while working out (I usually move and sweat a ton!). I could see myself throwing it on to wear over my workout clothes to the gym or pairing it with a tank and skinny jeans post-workout.

To get started, head to Fabletics. And full disclosure, yes, that is my invite link and I’d love it if you used it if you’re planning on joining anyways! It’s also worth mentioning that if you become a VIP member, you’ll have a personalized link that YOU can use as well to earn Fabletics credit! (So there’s another win to this site.)

If you’ve shopped Fabletics before, I’d love to know your thoughts! 

PS. If you’re curious to know more about my weight loss journey in 2014, read my update from last month. I’m planning another update soon – I’m getting pretty close to my weight loss now!


Virgin America Roundtrip Airfare Discount on LivingSocial

LivingSocial Virgin America

Need to fly sometime this winter? Check out LivingSocial’s current Virgin America roundtrip airfare discount in which you can buy a voucher now to give you a discount later. Options include:

You’ll need to purchase your voucher by November 3, book by November 18, and travel by February 28 (blackout dates apply).

For local folks, here are the flight options from Seattle:

  • short haul: San Francisco
  • medium haul: Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego
  • long haul: Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Washington DC

There is l-o-t-s of fine print, so be sure to read the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of this page to be sure you understand this offer.

Interested? Head to LivingSocial to check it out, then let us know what kind of airfare deal you scored!


Free Kids Meal + Spooky Shake from Lunchbox Laboratory through Halloween

Lunchbox Laboratory Halloween

Love Lunchbox Laboratory? It’s a local-to-me restaurant (locations in Bellevue, Gig Harbor and Seattle) and it is sooooooooo good! Now through October 31, kids who participate in their Kids Coloring Contest will receive a FREE kids meal coupon (a $5.50 value!). Plus, all kids that dine in costume now through October 31 will receive a FREE Spooky Shake.


Adults can get in on the fun, too, with a Costume Contest on Halloween (judging at 9pm). Best Costume at all locations will win a $50 gift certificate to Lunchbox Laboratory.