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Giveaway Winner Announced

Saturday, April 10, 2010 | | 1 comments
We have a winner for our Yoplait Greek Yogurt Giveaway!
Random Org choose #2.....
Ku'uipo said...
I'm a follower
Congratulations! Just send us over an e-mail with the address your prize can be sent to!

Little bit of Coupon Lingo

Friday, April 9, 2010 | | 0 comments
When I first started using coupons I felt like I was getting off the plane in some new country where I didn't speak the native language. I felt like I needed a dictionary to figure out what some of the words meant. I soon realized that it was actually quite easy, and there is no needto worry. I mean really, how scary does it need to be- its just coupons. =) So, to those of you who are new on the coupon scene,if you have question about terms and coupon usage, send us an email and we will do our best to help you solve it. 

Todays Vocab Words:

SS- Smart Source
P&G- Proctor and Gamble
RP- Red Plum
The above three terms refer to the coupon advertisers that send out the inserts of coupons.

DND- Do Not Double
DNT- Do Not Triple
OYNSO- on your next shopping order
BOGO- Buy One Get One 
Catalina- coupon that prints at register (its on receipt tape) 

Reminder- Giveaway Ends Tonight

If you haven't already entered in our giveaway here now is the last chance. It ends tonight and we will announce our winner tomorrow!

Friday Mega Swag Bucks

Search & Win

Don't forget to do some extra searching today becuase our odds are better at winning Swag Bucks on Friday!

What are you saving your Swag Bucks for?

I have had readers tell me they are saving up to buy Amazon gift cards for Christmas, airline tickets, and target gift cards.

New to Swag Bucks? Check out this post for all the Swag Bucks details!

Great Deal On Peanut Butter

Thursday, April 8, 2010 | | 1 comments

This week at Smith's Skippy peanut butter is on sale for $1.30 (at my store you didn't have to buy a case to get this price). The Natural variety was also on sale at my store (my fam's fav). Use Skippy Peanut Butter Products, any .75/2 (4-25-10) RP-3/28. It makes each jar .92! I bought 8 jars and they don't expire until May 2011.

Recipes using Sale Items

Hello! Its recipe time! This week the recipes will be using peanut butter. It is on sale as a part of the caselot sale at Smiths.  

Here is a picture of what I WANT to make

but with swim suit season quickly approaching here a few recipes that I will try instead. =)

Chinese Chicken Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressin
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
4 cups romaine lettuce leaves (or 1 bag European or Asian salad mix)
1 cup carrots, julienned
1 cup broccoli flowerets
2 cups bok choy, julienned
3 cups assorted Chinese vegetables (pea pods, bean sprouts, water chestnuts)
1 cup cooked skinned chicken breast, cut into thin strips
3/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger root (or 1/4 teaspoon dried ground ginger)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix spinach, romaine, carrots, broccoli, bok choy and Chinese vegetables. Divide onto 4 plates. Equally distribute chicken onto salads. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, apple juice concentrate, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Mix well. Heat the peanut butter in the microwave until a liquid-like consistency. Whisk the peanut butter into the dressing mixture. Pour the dressing over the salads.

Makes 4 servings.

Banana Bran Muffins Recipe

Southern Banana-Nut Bran Muffins 

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups raw wheat bran
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup canola oil
2 egg whites, beaten
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Combine flour, bran, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine oil, egg whites, bananas, yogurt, peanut butter and brown sugar. Mix well. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Spoon the batter into paper-lined or nonstick muffin tins. Bake in a 400F oven for 25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack. 

Makes 12 servings (one muffin each) 

Low saturated fat and no cholesterol 

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 ounces fat free cream cheese
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon or apple juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 to 1/4 cup natural applesauce
2 apples, sliced
1 small banana, sliced
celery stalks, sliced into 4-inch pieces
2 cups broccoli flowerets

Combine the peanut butter, cream cheese, juice and cinnamon in food processor. Blend until smooth. Add applesauce, little by little, to bring to the desired consistency for the dip. Chill before serving with fresh fruits and vegetables. Also try over baked sweet potatoes! 

Makes 8 servings (1/4 cup dip plus fruit and vegetables) 

$1/1 7up

Here is a hot $1/1 7-Up coupon. At Smith's this week a 2 liter bottle is on sale for $1. Makes it FREE! This will make my 7-up chicken this week really cheap!

This one will go fast so make sure you don't wait to print it!

Meal Planning

Here is my meal plan for this week. To read about how I plan my meals click here.
This week I am planning my meals around Smith's list.
Cereal, toast and orange juice
Eggs, bacon and toast
Sunrise smoothies and pop tarts
Yogurt, Quaker rice cakes and fruit cups
Cereal, fruit and milk
Eggs, biscuits and fruit

Turkey sandwiches, yogurt and cheese
Baked potatoes with cheese and vegetables
Left over pizza from dinner and salads
Grilled cheese sandwiches with raisins and strawberries

Beef Roast with mashed potatoes and rolls
French Dip Sandwiches with side salads
7-up chicken served over rice
Ribs with corn and baked beans
Pizza with bread sticks and salad
Pork Chops with rice and vegetables

Quaker Rice Cakes
Choose from the pantry

Bakery Cookies
Strawberry shortcake
Chocolate covered strawberries

April Showers at City Deals

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | | 1 comments
Right now get a FREE $10 City Deals gift certificate when you spend $40 or more. Just enter in the code APRILSHOWERS during check out. This is a limited time offer. You will need to use the $10 gift card by 4/30/10 and you must spend $40 to be able to use the $10 gift card.

Spend $40+.99 for shipping or pickup
Get $10 gift certificate for future use
$70 in Gift Certificates+$10 City Deal Certificate= $80
Only pay $41.00
City Deals keeps limited quantities of these deals, so be sure to pick them up when you see them. Yesterday we shared with you the Living Planet Aquarium deal and this morning it is already sold out.

Case Lot Comparisons

It's case lot time at Smith's and Macey's this week!
Around this time each year I look forward to looking at the comparison prices that Prepared LDS Family puts together here in a PDF. I can't believe the amount of research she puts into making sure we get the most bang for our buck during case lot week. She compares the prices of products at Smith's Macey's Fresh Market, Sam's Club and even Costco. Make sure you check it out!

I personally don't see a ton of things I need to purchase during case lot sale. There usually aren't a ton of 5 star deals during case lot sale week.

I have found that by getting multiple coupons in Sunday and using them when products go on sale I am able to buy things cheaper than during case lot sale week and I can buy it in bulk with multiple coupons. Back in December I got my evaporated milk for less than .25 a can and now it's priced at .65 a can. I still have plenty and I made sure it wasn't close to expiring. I also use to purchase some tuna at case lot sale time, but just a week ago I picked up some in the packages for free.

What are your thoughts about case lot sales and do you plan on buying anything?

HOT* City Deal Gift Certificates

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 | | 0 comments
Right now on City Deals you can pick up some amazing deals!
You can get:

(My boys and I at the Living Planet Aquarium)

The kids and I have been thinking of some fun things to do this summer and both of these were at the top of their list. I heart City Deals, don't you?

She Shops Smart Giveaway

It's giveaway time!

Have you seen the new Yoplait Greek yogurt? My Blog Spark recently provided me with a chance to ty the new yogurt and I fell in love with it. It contains 12 grams of protein -- twice that found in leading yogurts and it comes in four delicious flavors, Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain. Yoplait Greek Yogurt has a unique thick and creamy texture with the unmatched taste expected of Yoplait.

As a giveaway provided by MyBlogSpark and Yoplait you are going to win two FREE coupons for Yoplait Greek yogurt and a "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" gift pack. The gift pack contains a towel, slippers and everything you need to take a relaxing time out!

To can enter this giveaway up to (3) times by doing one or all of the following:

  • Comment with what Yoplait Greek yogurt flavor you would like to try most.

  • Become a follower of She Shops Smart by adding us as a friend on Facebook or becoming a google follower.

  • E-mail (3) of your friends about She Shops Smart and how it's one of your favorite blogs =)

Be sure to make a separate comment for each one that you do! We will close the giveaway on Friday, April 9th at 11:30pm. We will announce our winner on Saturday! Good Luck!

This giveaway is courtesy of MyBlogSpark and Yoplait. As apart of this giveaway Yoplait provided me with the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark so I could review the products myself.


We have exciting news for our readers in VEAGS! 
We can now offer the newspaper in Las Vegas! After hearing our Las Vegas readers many requests for a great deal on the newspaper, Grocery Smarts got to work! This deal is so great, the newspaper company wont offer it themselves!!! To score this sweet deal simply send us an email. We have been excitedly anticipating the day we would be able to announce this, and start helping our readers in Vegas save BIG! Today is that day!  So, tell your family, tell your friends, and start saving in Vegas. For more information on the AMAZING deal we can offer on the LAS VEGAS newspaper send us an email at:

How to Make Homemade Freezer Strawberry Jam

Monday, April 5, 2010 | | 7 comments
Have you seen the strawberries lately? They are gorgeous. Emily and I each bought some and decided to try our hand at freezer jam. We couldn't believe how easy it really was, how short a time it took and how yummy it really was!

You will need:
1 package Sure Jell pectin

2 containers of Strawberries (on sale at Smith's for $1.50)

4 cups of sugar

  • Wash the strawberries and cut in half

  • Throw into a bowl and mash them

(Emily's husband isn't a huge fan of chunks in his jam, so Emily tried using the blender and pureeing it, but her jam was a little runny. We both agreed that some chunks are good to have

  • Take 2 cups of smashed strawberries and combine them in a bowl with 4 cups of sugar. Yeah, Yeah we know it's loaded with sugar. We told you it was yummy, not low in sugar.

  • Mix it up really good and let it it sit for about 10 min, stirring occasionally.

  • At the end of your 10 min take a sauce pan and boil 3/4 cup water. Throw in your Sur-Jell pectin and stir for at least 1 min.

  • Add the pectin to your strawberry/sugar mixture.

  • Mix it up really good until the sugar and pectin are completely combined.

  • Pour into containers or jars.

  • Let it set out for 24 hours then put it away in the freezer.

The jam can last up to 3 months in the fridge or 1 year in the freezer.

Emily and I repeated the above process 3 times.

Kmart Doubles Coupons

Last year around this same time Kmart was rumored to be doubling coupons. Last minute they changed their mind and pulled out? A lot of people here in Utah were disappointed. This year when Kmart issued out the list of what stores were doubling coupons and Utah was on the list I rolled my eyes expecting to have happen what did last year. Well, this year Kmart has supposedly pulled through and is doubling coupons. now, I say supposedly because you just never know for sure how each store will handle this event. After talking to a manager about this event this is what I have discovered:

  • You must scan in your shopper rewards card FIRST!
  • You can only double 5 coupons per day
  • You can only double one of each coupon, so you know how we have multiples of each coupon, you can only use one of your multiples, not all of them
  • They will only double a coupon up to $2.00

I live about 25 min away from Kmart and I don't even plan on going there this week. I just don't feel like fighting the crowds to use only 5 coupons a day and only up to a $2.00 value! In the spectrum of things that means the most I can save a day using coupons is $20. It isn't worth the drive for me. I bet all the good deals are low on stock as we speak. I tried to go and get Princess and the Frog at Kmart a few weeks ago and the stock clerk made it clear to me that they have very little in the back and most of the products are on the shelf, so when they are gone, they are gone. I also think Kmart is already a higher priced store when it comes to grocery products.

How come Utah doesn't see more events like this?

Who knows. I am sure after getting into couponing you have realized that places in the Mid West and back East and even in Arizona, double coupons frequently. In fact I have friends that have told me about triple and quadruple coupon days in their area! Yes, I will admit I am jealous of being able to quadruple coupons, but it's just the way it is. I am happy with what I do save using coupons and I am happy with the way my food storage grows each week by using coupons.

So, if you are going to Kmart or you have already be sure to report back with what your experience it like. We would all love to hear!

Coupons In Sundays Newspaper

In the newspaper yesterday you should have received :

1 P&G coupon insert

All papers ( SLT/ DMN, Daily Herald, Standard Examiner) received this insert.
Normally on holiday weekends there are not coupons, but this week was an exception. 

To start your newspaper coupons right away, or learn about the awesome newspaper deal we can get you click here.
*If you ordered the paper, and you didn't receive your paper or didn't get the correct number of papers/inserts please call the newspaper company first and let them know. Occasionally if you are new to a route your carrier may miss your home. The newspaper companies are super easy to work with and will make sure your papers are delivered.

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