What’s a good price for a turkey (per pound)?


What's a good price for a turkey? Wading through store promotions, prices, and factors

What’s a good price for a turkey?

As in years past, this year I’m tracking current best prices of turkeys at local grocery stores (for my area – the Puget Sound). I recently had a reader ask, “what’s a good price for a turkey?” and I thought this was a great question worth taking time out to answer!

There are a few factors to consider when looking for the right turkey deal for you:

Most stores require a grocery purchase for the best turkey price.

When looking at where to buy your turkey, consider first where you do the bulk of your shopping. Most stores are offering a solid discount on a turkey, but only if you spend money on additional groceries in the store. For instance, Safeway is offering turkey at $0.69/lb when you spend $35 or more. If you spend $35 or more at Albertsons, you’ll score a “buy one, get one free” turkey promotion. And if you spend $150 or more at Fred Meyer, you’ll score a FREE turkey. If you normally do your shopping at Safeway and don’t typically spend much on your weekly grocery bill – that may be a deal to consider. However, Fred Meyer may be a more attractive deal if you’re planning on doing some apparel or housewares shopping.

Obviously, the less you have to pay to get the deal, the better. Some stores even include the turkey as part of the grocery purchase, and some stores use the price before any coupons are deducted as the minimum. Make sure you understand the fine print of the offer as it’s likely to vary from store to store.

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Thanksgiving Food Coupons – Extensive List!


Thanksgiving Food Coupons {extensive list!} - to help you save money on your Thanksgiving dinner!

Thanksgiving Food Coupons

Are you starting to gather food for your Thanksgiving dinner? If so, I wanted to share a collection of coupons that will help you save money! I will do my best to periodically update this list leading up to Thanksgiving.

To get the best bang for your buck, try to combine these coupons with my Thanksgiving Food Stock-up Prices for the best deals.

Last updated: Saturday, November 15th (Includes 11/16 insert coupons)

Turkey & Meat Coupons
$3.00 off Butterball Whole Turkey

$3/4 Butterball Turkey printable coupon (with purchase of 3 participating items)

$3/4 Butterball Turkey coupon (with purchase of 3 participating items) from 11/9 SmartSource

$0.75/1 Butterball Chef Selects printable coupon

$0.55/1 Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies Cocktail Links coupon from 11/16 SmartSource

$3.00 off one HORMEL Party Tray product


$3/1 Hormel Party Tray printable coupon

Produce Coupons

(Note: we don’t see a lot of produce coupons from manufacturers, which makes complete sense to me! I hope that most of the produce at my store comes from local farmers, not big food manufacturers that would put out coupons. What we will see around this time are stellar prices on holiday produce items including celery, potatoes, yams, and fresh cranberries. Some stores may additionally put out store coupon offers.)

$1/1 Ocean Spray Fresh Cranberries printable coupon 

$0.50/1 POM Pomegranate from 10/26 SmartSource

$0.50/1 POM Pomegranate from 11/16 SmartSource

$0.50/1 POM Pomegranate Arils from 10/26 SmartSource

$0.50/1 POM Pomegranate Arils from 11/16 SmartSource

$0.50/1 Wonderful Halos, 3 lbs+ coupon from 11/16 SmartSource (California mandarin oranges)

Dry & Canned Goods Coupons

$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soups printable coupon 

$0.40/2 Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup coupon from 10/12 SmartSource

$0.50/2 Dole Pineapple Cans printable coupon

$0.30/1 French’s Fried Onions printable coupon 

$0.50/1 French’s Fried Onions coupon from 11/9 SmartSource

$1/4 Heinz Jarred Gravies printable coupon

$1/1 Imagine product printable coupon (including broth)

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How to Carve a Turkey (Step-by-Step Tutorial)


How to Carve a Turkey {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

You’ve perfectly roasted your turkey and a daunting task lies ahead: carving it. The last thing you want to do is end up poorly carving your turkey and having it resemble dog food. Hardly appetizing!

I wanted to provide a basic step-by-step tutorial you can use so you can present a beautiful platter of turkey to your dinner guests this Thanksgiving.

Let your turkey rest 20-30 minutes before carvingStep One. Allow your turkey to rest a good 20-30 minutes prior to carving. The first step is to resist the temptation to deal with that turkey right away. This will allow the juices to redistribute. Carve too soon, and they’ll all spill out, leaving you a disappointing dry result.

Remove the legs from the turkey

Step Two. Using a sharp knife, separate the legs from the turkey at the thigh joint. When you press down with your knife, look for the joint pictured above. You can use a clean towel or paper towel to then hold the carcass while you pull them apart.

Separate the thigh from the drumstick

Step Three. Using a knife (and then your hands, if need be), separate the thigh from the drumstick. You’ll find that there’s a joint there that just needs to be separated. Plate the drumstick whole, reserve the thigh for carving.

Locate & remove the wishbone

Step Four. Locate and remove the wishbone. You’ll find this up at the top of the turkey, right below the neck cavity. Using your fingers, pry it out. The purpose of this step is to make it easier to carve the breast off the carcass. Make a wish!

Remove the wings from the turkeyStep Five. Using a heavy knife, remove the wings. Add them to the platter as is.

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Veterans Day Freebies and Deals 2014

California Pizza Kitchen veterans day

Veterans Day 2014: Freebies & Deals

Tuesday, November 11th is Veterans Day! If you are active duty, retired, or reserve military, you can take advantage of many freebies and discounts on these days. I’ve done my best to round up as many as I could find, but if you are aware of one I’m missing, I’d love to know about it to update this list!

As always, I’d phone ahead to make sure your local store or restaurant is participating and to confirm any details such as if additional purchases are necessary. I also strongly recommend that you bring your military ID to make sure you can get these freebies most easily.

Unless otherwise stated, all freebies and deals will be good only for Tuesday, November 11th.

Veterans Day Freebies and Deals – 2014

Applebee’s — Free Entree
Veterans and active duty military get a free entree from a limited menu (beverage and gratuity not included).

B&Bs for Vets – Free Night’s Stay
Select inns and B&Bs are offering a free night’s stay to active and retired military and one guest each on November 10 and 11. Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible. WA readers: there are three B&Bs in the state participating as of today.

Bakers Square/Village Inn — Free Breakfast
All veterans and active duty military get a free breakfast, no purchase necessary. Choose from three Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle or three slices of French Toast.

Big Lots – 10% Off
US military and veterans save 10% at Big Lots with a valid military ID.

Brown Bear – Free Car Wash
All military personnel get a free car wash at any tunnel location. (Note: This is being offered through Grace For Vets. If you don’t have Brown Bear in your area, you might have another participating car wash to choose from.)

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How to Roast a Turkey (from Start to Finish)

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How to Roast a Turkey: Easy, Start-to-Finish Recipe

How to Roast a Turkey

Several years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the very first time. While I was excited for the challenge, I was admittedly also very nervous. After all, Thanksgiving is THE meal that many Americans look forward to above all others. I did not care to disappoint my guests!

Whether you’ve found yourself cooking a turkey for the very first time, or whether you’re just looking for an easier way of preparing your bird this year – I’ve got you covered. I’m going to walk you through everything you need to do to roast a perfect Thanksgiving turkey this year.

Selecting the Right Size Turkey

How to Select the Right Size Turkey for your Thanksgiving Meal

The first step is selecting the right turkey for your party size. Martha Stewart recommends the following as guidelines:

  • For a larger party (about 15-20 guests), plan on buying a turkey that’s roughly 1.5 lbs per person. For instance, if you have 15 people, aim for a 22.5+ lb bird.
  • For a smaller party, plan on buying a turkey that’s roughly 2 lbs per person. Smaller birds of under 12 pounds, have a smaller meat-to-bone ratio.
  • Factor in meat you’d like to have for leftovers (if any).

Since I’m cooking a turkey for demonstration purposes (as well as to develop a few recipes), I went with a smaller 10-lb bird.

One final very important note: most turkeys are sold frozen, not fresh. This may take as long as 3-4 days to defrost in the refrigerator, depending on the size of your bird. I put my 10-lb frozen bird in the fridge on Friday and it was ready to go Monday. If you are waiting until the last minute to pick up a turkey, you may need to buy fresh. (Which will cost you more money in most instances, so heads up!)

Ingredients & Tools You’ll Need

Vegetables and Herbs for Roasting a TurkeyThe great thing about roasting a turkey is that you only need a handful of ingredients to make it really flavorful!

Here’s what I’m using for today’s recipe:

  • One turkey (I’m using a 10 lb size)
  • One carrot, sliced
  • Three small stalks of celery, slicede
  • One onion, cut into quarters
  • One garlic head, cut into rough sections
  • Fresh herbs (I’m using parsley and rosemary because it’s what I had – sage and/or thyme would also be nice)
  • Two dried bay leaves
  • 6-8 tbsp butter
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp of flour (if using a roasting bag, optional)

While you certainly don’t need a ton of equipment or fancy tools for roasting your turkey, here are a couple options to consider:

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Best Thanksgiving Prices Stock up Sheet | The Coupon Project

Best Prices for Thanksgiving Food Items

Best Thanksgiving Prices Stock up Sheet | The Coupon Project

Thanksgiving Food Stock-up Prices

Best Prices for Thanksgiving Food

Welcome to November! This is actually the month I learned how to coupon several years ago now and just about my favorite time of year to be a couponer. Why? Because this is the time of year that many pantry basics such as canned fruit and vegetables, flour, oil, and sugar go on sale. I’d like to encourage you to think beyond your Thanksgiving meal when you’re shopping this month and think about stocking up your pantry for the winter months!

Here are a few tips for getting the best deals on these food items in November and saving on your Thanksgiving Dinner:

  1. Plan your meal early and keep it simple! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, I’d encourage you to plan your meal now. With your meal plan ready, you can begin to identify which ingredients you’ll need so you can keep your eyes peeled for deals throughout the month. I fully expect to see deals on holiday-related baking and cooking items within the next week. Also, encourage guests to bring a dish and keep things simple! There’s no need to cook a turkey, a ham, 12 side dishes, and 8 pies if you’re serving 6 people!
  2. Keep an eye on unit prices. We’ll be seeing some deals on bagged flour and sugar, but do pay attention to the unit prices. Do they best what you can do buying in bulk at a store like WinCo?
  3. Buy your spices in bulk! Generally you’ll begin seeing jarred spices go on 50% off or buy one, get one free sales this time of year. However, you might be better off just buying what you need in bulk. Several stores in my area including WinCo, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Whole Foods Market have an option for buying spices in bulk. Don’t let the high per-dollar price scary you off – you usually only ever need an ounce or less of a given spice and you’ll end up paying pennies at checkout.
  4. Get your coupons ready! We’ve already started seeing some great coupons come available for Thanksgiving food items. Make sure to gather these and keep them handy. We’ll be getting a number of holiday-related coupons in Sunday paper, and I have additionally seen some pop up at Coupons.com and the Wounded Warrior Project.
  5. Watch for Turkey deals about 2 weeks prior to Thanksgiving. Once again, I’ll be rounding up the best prices on turkeys at the grocery stores. We’re still early on finding these deals – wait for another couple weeks or so. Many stores will give you a good deal on a turkey with additional grocery purchase. This can be a good deal if you’re already planning on doing more shopping at that store.
  6. Buy a few extras to donate. With the great deals we should be seeing this month, keep your local food bank or church pantry in mind! This is a good time of year to put your ninja couponing and bargain shopping skills to use!

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Halloween Freebies and Deals 2014


Freebies & Deals you can get on Halloween

Halloween Freebies and Deals – 2014

Halloween is just around the corner! We’ve hunted down the best Halloween freebies and deals available both nationwide and in the Seattle area. Please leave a comment if you know of any others and we’ll add them to the list.

Abe’s Market – Free Vegan Halloween eBook
Download a free vegan Halloween eBook from Abe’s Market. Recipes are included for breakfast, appetizers, main courses, desserts and sweets – yum!

Adventures in Odyssey – Free Trick-or-Treat Cards
Download, print and cut out these free trick-or-treat cards for your neighborhood or your fall festival church outreach.

Boston Market – Free Kids Meal
Print a coupon for a free kids meal with purchase of any individual meal, good through October 31.

Build-A-Bear Workshop – Free Treat
Stop by your local Build-A-Bear Workshop from October 24-31 to pick up a free treat while supplies last, no purchase necessary.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Kids Eat Free
Enjoy a free kids meal all weekend (October 31-November 2) with the purchase of any adult entree. They have a special “spooky kids menu” for kids 10 and under.

Chipotle – $3 Burrito
Come into any Chipotle dressed in costume from 5pm-close to get a burrito, bowl, salad or tacos for just $3. [Original post.]

Chuck E. Cheese’s – 50 Free Tickets
Now through October 31, kids who come in costume to Chuck E. Cheese’s will get 50 free tickets per day.

Disney Movie Rewards – “Toy Story of Terror” Fun Pack
Disney Movie Rewards members (it’s free to join) can download a free fun pack with tons of activities and decorations to help you host your own “Toy Story of Terror” party.

Dunn Bros Coffee – 2-for-1 Beverages
Print a coupon for 2-for-1 beverages at Dunn Bros Coffee, good on Halloween only.

Famous Dave’s – Free Pumpkin w/Purchase
Swing by Famous Dave’s now through October 31 and you’ll get a free pumpkin (while supplies last) when you purchase an All-American BBQ Feast.


Goldstar – Discount Tickets to Halloween Activities
Looking for some spooky fun? Be sure to check out Goldstar for discounts on Halloween events in your area.

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Holiday Photo Card Deal: as low as 41¢/card from Zazzle (Groupon)

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Zazzle Groupon

Want to get a jump on your holiday photo cards? I don’t blame you! Right now you can get a great holiday photo card deal from Zazzle through Groupon. Options include:

zazzle holiday card

I ordered my holiday photo cards from Zazzle with a similar deal two years ago and was really happy with the results – check it out! (Side note: I can’t believe how much my kids have grown in just two years!) These cards come with white envelopes and are printed on sturdy paper. This is a good price for 5″ x 7″ cards, too – normally I shoot for 50¢ or less for 4″ x 8″ cards and 75¢ or less for this size.

Purchase your Groupon for a limited time to use within 60 days of purchase. There is a limit of 3 per person and 1 per order.

Hershey's Candy Assortment (Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Whoppers, Kit Kat and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups), 100 Pieces

Last-Minute Halloween Candy Deals: as low as 10¢/piece + FREE 2-day shipping!

Hershey's Candy Assortment (Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Whoppers, Kit Kat and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups), 100 Pieces

Haven’t picked up your Halloween candy yet? No worries – if you’re an Amazon Prime member you can still get candy in time for Halloween without having to leave your house. All of these candy items have 2-day FREE shipping with an Amazon Prime membership:

Online Halloween Candy Deals

Hershey's Candy Assortment (Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Whoppers, Kit Kat and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups), 100 Pieces

Hershey’s Candy Assortment (Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Whoppers, Kit Kat and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups), 100 Pieces: $9.99
That’s just 10¢ per piece of candy!

Please note: This item may take an extra 1-2 days to process, so order ASAP to be sure it gets to you by Friday.

Twix Caramel Fun Size Candy, 22.34-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)

Twix Caramel Fun Size Candy, 22.34-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2): $7.96
That’s just 10¢ per piece of candy!

If you don’t need this ASAP, consider adding this to your Subscribe & Save order for the month and you’ll pay a little less: $7.56 with the normal 5% discount and as low as $6.37 with the 20% discount (with an Amazon Mom membership + 5 items arriving in the same month).

Fun Size Peanut Lovers Variety Pack (M&M's and Snickers), 55-Piece, 36-Ounce

Fun Size Peanut Lovers Variety Pack (M&M’s and Snickers), 55-Piece, 36-Ounce: $7.99
That’s just 15¢ per piece of candy!

Again, if you have the luxury of time, add this to your Subscribe & Save order and you’ll pay $7.59 or as low as $6.39 when you have 5+ items in your order for the month.

In-Store Halloween Candy Deals

If you have the time to swing by a store this week, here are the in-store Halloween candy deals I’m seeing for the stores we cover:

Safeway (through 10/28)

Safeway candy

Hershey’s Snack, Mars or Nestle Fun Size Candy, 9-11.6 oz
$2.00 each when you buy 5
$1.50/3 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags coupon from 10/19 SmartSource
$1/2 Nestle Fun Size Halloween Bags coupon from 10/12 Red Plum
$1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags 8.67 oz.+ printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $1.50 when you buy 3 Hershey’s and 2 Nestle or Mars

Starburst or Skittles Halloween Candy, 10.58-10.72 oz $2.50
$1/2 coupon from 9/7 Red Plum #2
$1/2 coupon from 9/14 Red Plum
Bottom line: $2.00

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer candy

Hershey’s Reese’s, Mars Snickers or Nestle Butterfinger Candy, Fun Size 9.78 – 12.2 oz
$1.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with $1.10/2 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags 9-22 oz. printable coupon
Or stack with $1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags 8.67 oz.+ printable coupon
Or stack with with $0.75/2 Reese’s coupon from 9/7 SmartSource
(There is also a $1.50/3 coupon from the 10/19 SmartSource, but you’ll have to pay full price on the 3rd bag to stack it)
Bottom line: as low as $1.44 each

Hershey’s or Snickers Candy, 15.22 – 29.2 oz $5
$1/1 Hershey 22 oz Fun Size Bag coupon from 10/19 SmartSource
$1.50/3 Reese’s Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Milk Duds, Or Whoppers Snack Size Bags coupon from 10/19 SmartSource
$1.50/3 M&M’s, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Or Twix Brand Fun Size Milk Chocolate Candies Bags coupon from 10/5 Red Plum
$1.10/2 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags 9-22 oz. printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $4


Target candy

Mars Twix or Snickers Snack-Size Chocolate $2.50
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Stack with $1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags 8.67 oz.+ printable coupon
Bottom line: $1.50 each

Jumbo-Bag Candy, 17.9-29.2 oz $4.49
$2/2 in-ad Target coupon (or text TREATS to 827438 to get a mobile coupon)
Stack with $1.10/2 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags 9-22 oz. printable coupon or $1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags 8.67 oz.+ printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $2.94 each

Trick-or-Treat Candy, 35.3-54.7 oz $7.99
$2/2 in-ad Target coupon (or text TREATS to 827438 to get a mobile coupon)
Stack with 10% off Hershey’s Target Cartwheel
And stack with $1.10/2 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags 9-22 oz. printable coupon or $1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags 8.67 oz.+ printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $5.74 each

Halloween Candy Printable Coupons

Want to shop somewhere else? No problem – just use these printable coupons to help you save:

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$1.10/2 Hershey’s Snack Size Bags 9-22 oz. printable coupon

$1.60/2 Jolly Rancher or Twizzlers Snack Size Bags 9 oz.+ printable coupon

$1/2 Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags 8.67 oz.+ printable coupon


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.


The Monster List of Family Friendly Halloween Events (Puget Sound Area)


Family Friendly Halloween Events Puget Sound Area

Looking for family-friendly activities for Halloween in the Puget Sound region? Look no further – I’ve got a “monster” list of stuff you can do! To keep the frugal emphasis of this blog, I’ve worked to include as many free/low-cost activities as possible.

Daily Events

Conservatory Pumpkin Patch (Tacoma, WA)
October 14-31
10 am – 4:30 pm (closed Mondays), W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Wright Park
Bring the kids in for a unique indoor Halloween picture opportunity
$3, free for ages 11 and younger
More information

October 13, 2014

connect!kid Pumpkin Bash (Seattle, WA)
10 am, Doxon Toyota Kids Playarea, The Outlet Collection
Pumpkin decorating, Halloween costume fashion show, treats
More information

October 17, 2014

Fall Festival (Carnation, WA)
10 am – 4 pm, Camp Korey, Carnation Farm
Hay rides, s’mores making, learn about sustainable organic farming
More information

Pumpkin Painting (Seattle, WA)
4:30 – 6 pm, Yesler Community Center
Paint funny or scary faces on your own pumpkin
Free (register ahead of time)
More information

Harvest Fest at Norpoint (Tacoma, WA)
5:30 – 7 pm, Center at Norpoint
Hands-on activities and crafts, carnival-style games, pumpkin fun and live entertainment
More information

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Kids’ Halloween Costumes: Save up to 40% on Amazon!


Are you still in need of a great kids’ costume or two for Halloween? You might want to check out Amazon right now, because they have lots of great kids costumes discounted by up to 40%!

Here are a few I’m spotting right now:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Costume, Medium: $18.13

Disney Princess Merida’s Adventure Dress (Fits 4-6x): $10.65

Strawberry Shortcake Costume, Small: $14.81

Make sure to check out all the costumes on sale at Amazon right now.

You might also find these posts helpful:


Frozen’s Elsa Costumes for Less! 



15 Inexpensive DIY Halloween Costumes

Darth Vader

Target: BOGO Kids’ Halloween Costumes (Elsa and Anna costumes as low as $10!)

Darth Vader

Kids’ Halloween costumes are on sale buy one, get one free this week at Target (yippee!). Plus, you can order online and choose free in-store pickup to be sure that the costumes you want are available when you get to the store.

And if that wasn’t enough, if your order is over $50 you can use the coupon code TGLPTPHF to get an extra $5 off! If you don’t need two costumes, consider going in on your order with a friend who lives nearby so you both can save.

Here’s a peek at what they have available online, but be sure to browse your selection in-store if you’re looking for something different:

TMNT DonatelloTMNT Michelangelo

Boy’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello Costume and Boy’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Costume: $20 ($10 each when you buy 2!)
These nunchucks are also on sale buy 1, get 1 free!

Frozen AnnaFrozen Elsa

Girl’s Frozen Anna Classic Costume and Girl’s Frozen Elsa Classic Costume: $20-$29.99 (as low as $10 each when you buy 2!)

Or if you want to spend a little more…

Frozen Anna deluxeFrozen Elsa deluxe

Girl’s Frozen Anna Sequin Deluxe Costume and Girl’s Frozen Elsa Sequin Deluxe Costume: $30-$35 (as low as $15 each when you buy 2!)
This Elsa tiara is also on sale buy 1, get 1 free!

Darth VaderJedi Knight

Boy’s Star Wars: Darth Vader Deluxe Costume and Boy’s Star Wars: Jedi Knight Deluxe Costume: $35 ($17.50 each when you buy 2!)


Chipotle: $3 Burrito on Halloween when you Dress up



Head to your Chipotle restaurant on Halloween in costume between 5pm – closing, and you can snag a burrito for just $3!

There are some stipulations to this offer you’ll want to be aware of:

  • excludes online, iPhone, Android or faxed offers
  • only one burrito per costumed person
  • valid at all US, Canada, and Europe locations

For more information about this offer, please visit Chipotle.


Free Fall Harvest Festival (Fife, WA) – Saturday, October 4


Fife Harvest Festival

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 4th), the City of Fife (in conjunction with a sponsorship from the Emerald Queen Casino) is putting on a FREE family-friendly Harvest festival at Dacca Park! This event runs ALL DAY from 7 am – 7 pm and there will be lots of food, activities, crafts and more!

Here are some of the things you can expect:

  • FREE Hot Dog Meal
  • Hay Rides
  • Live Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Magic Show
  • Fireworks
  • Much more!

This actually looks like a pretty nice event! For more information, including a schedule of events and directions, please see the City of Fife website. If you’ve been to this before, I’d love to know your thoughts!


National Coffee Day Deals & Freebies 2014


National Coffee Day: Freebies and Deals

This upcoming Monday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. As usual, many restaurants and retailers like to oblige by offering freebies and deals. I’ve worked to round-up as many of these as I can find. You might also want to check out what coffee freebies were available last year for comparison’s sake.

Free Digital Greeting Cards: Send your fellow coffee lovers a free digital greeting card, courtesy of Punchbowl.

Brooklyn Water Bagels: Purchase any menu item and you’ll get a FREE cup of hot or iced coffee of any size.

Caribou Coffee: Pick up FREE samples of Caribou Coffee’s special Amy’s Blend.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a FREE medium hot or iced Dark Roast coffee.

Kangaroo Express: Order a 12oz cup of coffee and you’ll pay just 1¢ from 6-10am at Kangaroo Express.

Krispy Kreme: Get a FREE 12oz cup of Krispy Kreme House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee. Prefer a 12oz Mocha, Latte or iced coffee? Pay just $1. Participating US locations only.

McDonald’s: Get a FREE small coffee, no additional purchase needed, during breakfast hours and at participating locations only. (This deal was previously shared HERE.)

Peet’s Coffee: Visit any participating Peet’s cafe for a buy one, get one free offer all day.

SavOn: Pick up any size coffee FREE at SavOn Convenience Stores this weekend (9/27-9/28). Limit 1 per person, per day.

Tim Hortons: Get any size coffee for $1 at Tim Hortons through 9/29.

Whole Foods Market: Allegro Coffee Café UBUNTU, whole bean or ground, on sale for $8.99 Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28. Plus, 10¢ from each bag of Café UBUNTU coffee sold goes to support Comfort The Children International.

Are you aware of any others? Please leave a comment below!


Frozen’s Elsa Girls’ Costumes (for less!)


Frozen's Elsa Costumes for Girls {for less!}

Inexpensive Elsa Costumes for Girls

It’s quite apparent that there are going to be a lot of little Elsa’s running around this year at Halloween! Given the popularity of this costume choice, I wanted to share with you a few good deals I’m spotting on Amazon to piece together a costume. I do recommend if you’re interested that you shop early before the costumes/accessories you want sell out. You also want to ensure plenty of time for shipping!

Disney Frozen Enchanting Dress – Elsa, 4-6X: $15.99 (best selling!)

Disney’s Frozen Elsa Snow Queen Gown Classic Girls Costume: $21.59 + $4.50 S&H (comes in a number of girls’ sizes)

Frozen Elsa’s Tiara: $6.99 (best selling!)

Disney’s Frozen Elsa Child Wig Girls Costume, One Size Child: $14.95

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Rakuten.com: $20 off $50 Halloween Costumes (New Customers)


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If you are a new customer to Rakuten.com, you can use coupon code HALLOWEEN20 to save $20 off your purchase of $50 or more on Halloween costumesSome of these would ship for free as wel.

Here are a few things I found to give you an idea:



Gretel Dress (Girls): $19.94



Child Musketeer Costume: $28.55 + FREE shipping


Annie Costume (Girls): $29.25




This code may be used once per customer and is good through September 30th only. Shop Rakuten.com early for the best selection!


*REMINDER!* Buy Costumes: Orange Tuesday Sale – Save 25% Sitewide (9/2 only)



EDITED TO ADD: I am bumping this post I initially shared with you yesterday to remind you – this sale is live today only (9/2!).


Heads up! There is an awesome sale happening tomorrow only (Tuesday, September 2nd) at BuyCostumes.com. They are calling it an Orange Tuesday sale and they will be offering up 25% off the entire store when you use coupon code AFCDOrangeTuesday at checkout.

Additionally, they will be offering over 50 Pumpkin Busters (basically really good deals). You can combine these deals with the 25% off to maximize your savings. Believe it or not, Halloween is technically next month now, and this is a great opportunity to shop early and snag a great deal. BuyCostumes.com even offers Frozen costumes, but most costume retailers are predicting a sell out this year! (So another good reason to shop early!)

I wanted to give you a few ideas of what kinds of costumes and savings you can expect to find at BuyCostumes.com:



Boys’ Optimus Prime: $29.99 (reg. $44.99)
Use coupon code AFCDOrangeTuesday to save an extra 25% (9/2 only)
Your price: $22.49



Boys’ Ninja Costume: $16.99 (reg. $26.99)
Use coupon code AFCDOrangeTuesday to save an extra 25% (9/2 only)
Your price: $12.74



Pet Hot Dog Costume: $14.99 (reg. $29.99)
Use coupon code AFCDOrangeTuesday to save an extra 25% (9/2 only)
Your price: $11.24

Remember, this sale will be happening tomorrow only at BuyCostumes.com. I encourage you to check the site out now to see what they have to offer and plan what you might want to buy.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BuyCostumes.com. All opinions are 100% my own. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy

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World Market: Fun Finds for Celebrating the World Cup!

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DSCN7678 (600x800)Last Friday, my son and I had an hour to kill while my daughter attended a birthday party. We were near the Tacoma Mall so I suggested either Toys ‘R Us or Cost Plus World Market. Guess which store my son chose? Yup – World Market! (Have I said yet that my son is AWESOME?!)

One of our favorite parts of the store to peruse is the food section. They have food from all kinds of countries! Granted, some of these are not cheap, but they sure make a fun, different kind of treat! Here are a few of the goodies we spotted:

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Northwest Railway Museum

Father’s Day Freebies and Deals 2014

Northwest Railway Museum

Father's Day - Freebies, Discounts & Deals!

Father’s Day Freebies and Deals – 2014

Father’s Day is coming up soon! We’ve rounded up a big list of Father’s Day Freebies and Deals 2014 to give you a heads up on many ways to save.

Whether you’re a dad or have a dad you want to show some love to, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list. (And please help us and other readers out by leaving a comment if you know of any other freebies or deals – thanks in advance!)

National Father’s Day Freebies and Deals

free printable Father's Day cards

Free Printable Father’s Day Cards
If you’re on a tight budget, check out 15 different free printable Father’s Day cards that you can just print and send.

Free Zoo Admission
50+ zoos are offering free admission to dads on Father’s Day.

Amazon – Father’s Day T-Shirts for $8.10 Shipped
Get Dad a Best. Dad. Ever. T-shirt for as low as $8.10 shipped from Amazon. I’m not sure if these will get to you in time for Father’s Day, but the sentiment is good any time of year. :)

Americna Girl Father's Day craft

American Girl – Free Father’s Day Card Craft
Girls ages 8 and up can make a free handmade Father’s Day card with matching envelope and write a special message to Dad on the inside. This event is going on this weekend (June 13-15).

Applebee’s – Gift Card Bonus
Get a free $10 digital bonus card when you buy $50 in gift cards at Applebee’s for Father’s Day.

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Food Holidays: 365 days of culinary celebrations


Do you know that there is a different food holiday just about every day of the year? Some of these mean freebies and offers, while others are just plain fun to celebrate!

When I got into couponing and saving money on groceries, I began to get interested in tracking food trends. One of the things I noticed is that sometimes companies offered freebies, discounts, and coupons coinciding with food holidays.

For instance – June 6th is National Doughnut Day and Krispy Kreme will be offering up a free doughnut! Another one to watch is September 29th – National Coffee Day – where many retailers may offer free cups of coffee or other discounts. (And if you like coffee – don’t forget Jan 20th, National Coffee Break Day; Jan 25th, National Irish Coffee Day; April 7th, National Coffee Cake Day; July 26th, National Coffee Milkshake Day; and Sept 5th, National Coffee Ice Cream Day!)

Some of these celebrations though – are just plain fun. You could even use them to inspire a new quirky family tradition or meal. If Sweet Potato Awareness Month or Fruitcake Toss Day can’t make you smile, what can?

Before I share this list – a huge, HUGE thank you to my lovely content developer Laura who agreed to this crazy post request and painstakingly assembled it for your enjoyment.



Bread Machine Baking Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
Fat Free Living MOnth
National Candy Month
National Egg Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Meat Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Wheat Bread Month
Prune Breakfast Month


2nd Week: National Pizza Week
4th Week: National Irish Coffee Week
4th Week: National Meat Week


January 1: Apple Gifting Day
January 1: Bloody Mary Day
January 2: National Cream Puff Day
January 3: Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4: National Spaghetti Day
January 5: National Whipped Cream Day
January 6: Bean Day
January 6: National Shortbread Day
January 7: Fruitcake Toss Day
January 7: National Tempura Day
January 8: English Toffee Day
January 9: National Apricot Day
January 10: Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11: Hot Toddy Day
January 11: Milk Day
January 12: Curried Chicken Day
January 12: National Marzipan Day
January 13: National Peach Melba Day
January 14: National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
January 15: National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
January 15: Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16: International Hot & Spicy Food Day
January 16: National Fig Newton Day
January 17: Hot Buttered Rum Day
January 18: Peking Duck Day
January 19: National Popcorn Day
January 20: National Buttercrunch Day
January 20: National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 20: National Coffee Break Day
January 20: National Granola Bar Day
January 21: New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22: National Blonde Brownie Day
January 22: National Soup Swap Day
January 23: National Pie Day
January 23: National Rhubarb Pie Day
January 24: Lobster Thermidor Day
January 24: National Peanut Butter Day
January 25: National Irish Coffee Day
January 26: National Peanut Brittle Day
January 26: National Pistachio Day
January 27: Chocolate Cake Day
January 28: National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29: National Corn Chip Day
January 30: National Croissant Day
January 31: Brandy Alexander Day



Berry Fresh Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Great American Pies Month
National Cherry Month
National Fiber Focus Month
National Fondue Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Healthy Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Snack Food Month
Potato Lovers Month
Sweet Potato Month

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Best Dad Ever t-shirts

Best. Dad. Ever. T-Shirt as low as $8.10 shipped from Amazon – many different colors available!

Best Dad Ever t-shirts

Best Dad Ever t-shirts

There are just ten days left until Father’s Day, and if you’re still scratching your head trying to come up with a suitable gift, here’s an option: Amazon has these Best. Dad. Ever. T-shirts priced as low as $4.35 plus $3.75 for shipping.

Choose from fourteen different colors in a wide range of sizes (although note that not all size/color combinations are available). I love these! Just a heads up: your order may or may not arrive in time for Father’s Day, but it’s worth a shot at this price, in my opinion.

Need something else to throw in with your gift? Here are some low-priced options from Amazon, all of which ship free with Prime:

Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)

Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) for $2.36

Best Dad Ever 13Oz Coffee Mug Great for Father's Day or Birthday

Best Dad Ever 13-oz. Coffee Mug for $7.57

The Berenstain Bears We Love Our Dad!

The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Dad! for $2.71

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker

Head to Amazon to pick up your Father’s Day t-shirt and any other add-ons!

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Dads Eat Free at Lunchbox Laboratory on Father’s Day

Lunchbox Laboratory dads eat free

Lunchbox Laboratory dads eat free

Dads with ‘staches (real or fake) eat free this Father’s Day at Lunchbox Laboratory. This is a local-to-me restaurant (locations in S. Lake Union, Bellevue and Gig Harbor) and it is sooooooooo good!

Don’t have a ‘stache of your own? No worries – they’ll have one for you to wear during your meal. Offer is valid on Sunday, June 15 only.

What other Father’s Day freebies do you know of? We’re rounding up the best deals we can find and will post them in plenty of time for the big day.

Brides Across America

Memorial Day Freebies and Deals 2014

Brides Across America

Memorial Day Freebies and Deals - find FREE admission, save on restaurants, military discounts + more!Memorial Day Freebies and Deals – 2014

Memorial Day is coming up this Monday, May 26th and we wanted to be sure you were aware of the various deals available both nationwide and in the Seattle area.

Just a reminder – Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in service to our country. While it’s obviously very worthwhile to thank all who have served, this day is not the same as Veterans Day which is in November.

That being said, there are plenty of freebies and deals available to active duty military as well as veterans, and even some for regular old folks. Please leave a comment if you know of any others and we’ll add them to the list.

National Memorial Day Freebies and Deals (+ Military Discounts)

24 Hour Fitness
Receive free all-club access from May 23-26. It appears that this offer is valid to all guests, not just military.

Get free access to select military records on Ancestry.com through May 26th.

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums
All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families can get free or discounted admission to select museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of this program.

Military members save an extra 15% on select PCs and tablets this Memorial Day.

Disney Parks
Check this page for the latest Disney Parks Special Offers available to military.

Free Photo Book
Send a free photo book to anyone stationed abroad, courtesy of USO.

Free Welcome Home Banner
BuildASign.com lets you create a free Welcome Home banner for military friends and family.

Brides Across America

Free Wedding Gown
Brides Across America partners with bridal salons across the country to give free wedding gowns to military brides twice a year.

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Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals 2014

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Mother's Day Freebies & Discounts - Huge List!Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals – 2014

In case you haven’t gotten the memo, Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve rounded up a big list of Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals 2014 to give you a heads up on ways to save.

Whether you’re a mom or have a mom you need to treat to a day out, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list. (And please help us and other readers out by leaving a comment if you know of any other freebies or deals – thanks in advance!)

National Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals

Free Zoo Admission – A whole slew of zoos nationwide are offering free admission for moms on Mother’s Day.

Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards – Don’t want to buy a card? Check out these free printable Mother’s Day cards on About.com.

Free Sight Word Reader – Educents is offering a free download of this “I Help My Mom” interactive sight word reader.

Amazon.com Gift Cards, Pack of 3 Cards - Free One-Day Shipping

Amazon – Spend $45 on gift cards for Mom or another recipient (hey, that can be you!) and get $5 bonus credit via email. Check out this post for all the details.

American Girl – Girls ages 8 and up can make a free Mother’s Day card this weekend from May 9-11.

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Applebee’s – Buy $50 in gift cards, get a free $10 digital bonus card.

Bonefish Grill – Give $50 in gift cards and get a free $10 bonus card for yourself now through June 15.

Caribou Coffee – Celebrate Mom with a BOGO offer on May 11 – just show this offer on your phone or print it out.

Chili’s – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a free dessert for a limited time.

Half Price Books – Get a free $5 bonus card with each $25 gift card purchase through May 11.

Hooters – Bring Mom in for a free entrée valued at $10 or less with the purchase of a drink. Mom must be accompanied by one of her “super awesome” kids.

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Lakeshore Learning – Kids ages 3 and up can make Mom a free Mom’s Coupon Book on Saturday, May 10 from 11am-3pm.

LongHorn Steakhouse – Buy a $50 gift card for Mom and receive a $10 off bonus card to use on your next visit. This offer is available in-restaurant only.

Lowe's flower delivery truck

Lowe’s – Kids can make a free Flower Delivery Truck at Lowe’s on Saturday, May 10 at 10am. You’ll need to register in advance as space is limited.

National Public Gardens Day – Many public gardens around the country are offering free or discounted admission on May 9 (see below for locations in WA).

Olive Garden – Treat Mom to a $50 gift card and you’ll get an extra $10 bonus card through June 29.

Outback Steakhouse – Get a free $10 bonus card when you buy $50 in gift cards through June 15.

P.F. Chang’s – Receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards through June 15.

Panera Bread – Get $10 to use at FTD.com when you purchase $50 or more in Panera Bread eGift Cards.

Mother's Day card station

Pottery Barn Kids – Stop by the week before Mother’s Day (starting May 5) for a free Mother’s Day Card Station to make Mom or Grandma a one-of-a-kind card.

Starbucks – When you try the new Teavana Oprah Chai Latte on Mother’s Day, Mom will get a free one, too. Also, don’t forget that you can get 50% off Frappuccinos at Starbucks from 3-5pm every day through May 10.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Give a $25 gift card and get a $5 Bonus Bites card for yourself.

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Earth Day 2014

Earth Day Freebies 2014

Earth Day 2014

Earth Day Freebies & Coupons 2014

Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day, which means you can snag some great freebies and offers out there! Please note that these offers are good on select days only and some may be while supplies last. As always, I encourage you to phone ahead to inquire if your store is participating (or to check on quantities left) before making a special trip out.

Amazon: Download a free interactive Earth Day children’s storybook. It’s also available to download for free on iTunes.

Care2: Check out a number of free Earth Day e-cards you can send to a loved one.

Caribou Coffee: Buy this Earth Month tumbler and get unlimited coffee refills for free all April long.

Disney Store: Bring in 5 plastic bags and receive a FREE Disneynature Bears reusable tote bag.

EVOS: Come in for a free organic milkshake on April 22, no coupon or purchase necessary.

GlassDharma: Take the quiz (click on the straw’s badge) to get a free glass straw.

National Parks: Get free entrance to all National Parks from April 19-20. For more information and to see the list of parks, please visit the National Parks website.

Pottery Barn: Stop by for an eco-inspired treasure hunt the week of April 21. Find all the clues and you’ll get a free plantable bookmark while supplies last.

Wegmans: The first 300 customers in the store on April 26 get a free reusable bag with plastic bag trade-in.

Whole Foods Market: Save 50% on 130+ eco-friendly cleaners. More details here.

If you’re aware of an offer I’ve missed, please feel free to share by leaving a comment. Thanks!

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Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

Mother's Day Under $25 - 1

Mother's Day Under $25 - 1


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for $25 or Under!

Mother’s Day is just one month away (May 11, in case you don’t already have your calendar marked). If you’re stumped by what to get the mom in your life, I’ve rounded up several Mother’s Day gifts under $25. Take a look!

 Opi Nail Lacquer 10 Piece set, Take Ten Mini Kit (currently $20.25)

Conair Foot Spa with Bubbles & Heat (currently $19.09)

Authentic Pigment Snap-On Large Canvas Tote (currently $20.32)

Eco Bath Body Gift Basket Set (currently $17.95)

Apollo Pink General 39-pc Tool Set (currently $19.99)

Clinique 8 Pcs Spring Skin Care & Makeup Gift Set (currently $20.99)

Silky Soft Pashmina Scarf Wrap Bright Colors (currently $11.99)

Faceted Lucite Graduated Rhinestones Necklace, 18″ (currently $19.99)

Classic Gourmet Food and Snack Gift Basket (currently $24.74)

Women’s Red Gingham Trim Apron (currently $15.99)

What other Mother’s Day gift ideas do you have?


*UPDATED* Best Prices on Ham at Grocery Stores for Easter


Best Ham Prices for Easter

Best Prices on Ham at Grocery Stores for Easter

Are you planning on serving ham this Easter? If so, you might be interested in the best prices currently available. I decided to take some time to round up the current prices I could find for stores in my area (that would be Puget Sound, Washington).

Remember when comparing ham prices, that there are different cuts of ham. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when scouting down the best price.

This list was updated on Wednesday, 4/16.

Spiral Sliced Ham Prices

  • Fred Meyer: $1.88/lb (through 4/19)
  • Fred Meyer: Save $10 on bone-in Spiral Sliced Ham with in-ad coupon (through 4/19)
  • Safeway: $1.99/lb, bone-in, limit 2 (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • Albertsons: $1.88/lb Smoked Cure 81 (through 4/22) – down from $2.49/lb last week!
  • QFC: $1.88/lb Hormel Cure 81 (through 4/15)
  • Top Food & Drug: $1.97/lb
  • IGA – Brown’s Point: $2.29/lb (will open 4/15)

Shank Portion Ham Prices

  • Fred Meyer: $1.49/lb (through 4/19)
  • Safeway: $1.29/lb for Smoked (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • WinCo: $1.68/lb (current as of 4/14)
  • IGA – Brown’s Point: $1.29/lb (will open 4/15!)
  • Albertsons: $1.29/lb (through 4/22)

Butt Portion Ham Prices

  • WinCo: $1.88/lb (current as of 4/14)

Smoked Ham Prices

  • Safeway: $1.29/lb Smoked Rump (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • Safeway: $1.29/lb Smoked Shank (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • Albertsons: $1.29/lb Smoked Shank (through 4/22)
  • Albertsons: $1.99/lb (through 4/22) – down from $2.49/lb last week

Other Ham Prices

  • QFC: $0.99/lb Cook’s Portion Ham, bone-in, limit 2 (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • Top Food & Drug: $2.99/lb Hempler’s Black Forest Ham (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • Top Food & Drug: $3.79/lb Hempler’s Gourmet Half Ham (through 4/22) – no change in price from last week
  • Top Food & Drug: $4.99/lb Haagen Belling’Ham Spiral Sliced, Boneless (through 4/22) – no change in price from last wee
  • Metropolitan Market: $4.99/lb Korubata Ham (through 4/22)

Reader Comments

A couple readers chimed in with helpful price information:

I just picked up an Archer Farms spiral (half) ham at Target for $1.99/lb plus I got an additional 5% off with Cartwheel. There’s also a glaze packet included. It helped round out my $10 off $50 grocery coupon. –  Dora

QFC has both butt and shank pieces for .99/lb! The brand is Cook’s and there is a limit of 2. Definitely the best price I have found!
The weekly ad is good through today (4/15) but I wouldn’t be surprised if they kept the sale going until Easter. – Brenda (Note from Angela: yes! I think QFC tends to have great prices on meat like this. You can see I’ve noted that sale under the section listed “Other Ham Prices” and yes, it does continue through 4/22!

I will continue to add to this list as I’m able.  Please let me know if you’re aware of a store or deal I’ve missed – I know Costco is not on this list, but I will work to get those prices, too.

What is your favorite store to buy ham from? For those that may not purchase ham regularly – do you have any recommendations on the type/portion of ham to buy?


Tax Day Freebies & Offers 2014


Tax Day Freebies - get free stuff to celebrate completing your taxes!

Tax Day Freebies & Discounts for 2014

Tax Day is right around the corner, and you’ll be able to snag some freebies, coupons, and offers to “celebrate” the event. I’ve listed the ones alphabetically I was able to find, but please leave a comment on this post if you’re aware of another one. Also note that some of these do not apply for our region. As always, head to their websites to check on individual store locations.


Remember: most of these offers are only valid on Tax Day (Tuesday, April 15th). Some may have restricted hours you can redeem the coupon, too. So please, read the fine print of any offer you want to use and as extra insurance, you may want to call your local store or restaurant to make sure they are participating.

Arby’s: Print a coupon for a free snack-sized curly fries to use on April 15.

Boston Market: Get two half chicken individual meals for $10.40, no coupon necessary

Bruegger’s Bagels: Buy a Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40 with the coupon found on their Facebook page from April 12-15.

California Tortilla: Say “Taxes Shmaxes” to your cashier to get free chips and queso with any entree purchase.

Chevys Fresh Mex: Now through April 15, you won’t have to pay tax on your order when you show or print this coupon.

Great American Cookies: Free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie per customer at participating locations. No coupon necessary.

HydroMassage: Schedule a free HydroMassage experience with coupon from April 14-18.

Living Social: Save $5 off your purchase of $15 or more. Today only.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Fill your cup for $4.15 with the coupon that will be available on their Facebook page.

Schlotzsky’s: Buy chips and a 32 oz. drink and you’ll get a free small “The Original” sandwich.

Sonic: Half price teas, drinks, and slushes all day long. More information at their Facebook page.

Please share if you are aware of additional offers!