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Wednesdays Hot Deals 11/3 November 3, 2010

Filed under: Hot Deals,Saving Money — clappingonthedownbeat @ 8:30 PM

Grocery Ads- the holiday food sales have begun.  If you are planning to serve a traditional holiday meal you’ll want to start stocking up.  Plus this is the BEST time to stock a full pantry for baking.  This time of year has the BEST deals on baking item staples.

Here’s what I will be price matching at Wal-Mart this week:

Kroger Ad:

Quaker granola bars $1.49

Carnation and PET evaporated milk $.69 (this is great for mac and cheese and a good item to have on hand)

Cheese Its $1.99

SunChips or Baked Lays $2.49

Annie’s Mac and Cheese $.49

Kroger’s ad also has a coupon for $25 gift card for a transferred prescription.  You can use the gift card for groceries or gift card purchase.  Kroger also has pillow pets on sale for $19.99


Bounty Paper towels 8 roll $4.99

Tide 26-40 load $3.99 (combine this with the $1 off coupon from last Sundays paper!)

Charmin 9 roll pack  $5.99

Pampers baby wipe 64-72 ct $1.49

Pillsbury Grands 8 ct. $.99

Tom Thumb

Cheerios 8.9 oz $1.49

Sargento Cheese slices $1.99

Recipes to try this week:

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Use your slow cooker to make this creamy version of a classic dish.


1 can evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
1   (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
3   eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cup (about 10-ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (an 8 ounce box isn’t quite 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Boil the macaroni in a 2 quart saucepan in plenty of water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain. In a medium saucepan, mix butter and cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. In a slow cooker, combine cheese/butter mixture and add the sour cream, soup, salt, milk, mustard and pepper and stir well. Add eggs. Then add drained macaroni and stir again. Set the slow cooker on low setting and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

(courtesy Paula Deen)

Serve with smoked sausage on the side.

Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes

Southern Living
Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes


  • 1 1/2  pounds  lean ground beef
  • 1  (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1  cup  ketchup
  • 1/2  cup  bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped pickled jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • 1  tablespoon  liquid from pickled jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • 1  (11.25-oz.) package frozen garlic Texas toast
  • 1/2  cup  (2 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return to skillet. Stir in tomatoes, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, jalapeño peppers and liquid. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare Texas toast according to package directions. Serve beef mixture over Texas toast; sprinkle with cheese.



1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces.
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.

head on over here and send a FREE pack of Kleenex to a friend or family member! Just click the “Send a Pack” link to get started. Allow 14 days for delivery.

Victoria’s Secret is once again offering up FREE Secret Rewards cards with EVERY Online purchase thru November 30th (or while supplies last)! Each card will be worth at least $10… BUT they could be worth $50, $100, or even $500! :D The reward cards will be valid to use December 1st-December 19th in-stores (excluding outlets), Online, or by phone.

Victoria’s Secret is also offering up a FREE Bombshell Tank with any one qualifying Miraculous bra, Miraculous swim or Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Beauty item purchase! Just enter offer code BOMBTANK at checkout and the price of your Bombshell Tank will be adjusted to $0 after the offer code is applied.

Deal Scenario:
Buy 1 Bombshell Ornament Fragrance $10
Buy 1 Bombshell Tank (FREE with above purchase!)
Total = $10

As you start the checkout process, be sure to check the box that states that you have an offer code as pictured below (you will be able to enter multiple offer codes)

It has been confirmed that the November/December issue of Midwest Living magazine and the December issue of Real Simple magazine both have a $5 off Hallmark Gold Crown coupon inside!! These coupons can score you $5 worth of FREE products at Hallmark Gold Crown! You should be able to snag FREE greeting cards and other goodies.  Last year I had three of them and I bought 2 stuffed animal dogs for my daughter for Christmas and wrapping paper for FREE!

Here’s a list of the magazines these coupons were found in last year…
(All found in the December issues)

Better Homes and Garden
Country Living
Family Circle
Martha Stewart Living
Real Simple
Southern Living
Taste Of Home
Woman’s Day

Do you like to purchase fun PJ’s for your kiddos to open on Christmas Eve?  I just ordered some for this year.   If so, you may want to check out the adorable PJ’s and sleepwear for sale at You can snag holiday-themed PJ’s for the whole family (kids and adults) priced at just $7.99 each.  $5 flat rate shipping.

Try this code for 20% off ( found in November issue of Family Fun) 11MCKPG6TX89348

The Foundary provides daily deals for home essentials at up to 70% off retail. As a Foundary member, you’ll receive a daily email with new sales events (which typically start daily at 12PM EST and last 3-5 days) featuring products to shape your home at significant savings.

Here’s the best part… you can easily earn Foundary credits by inviting friends to join through your referral link.  For every friend that joins, you will earn a $1 credit (even if they don’t make a purchase!) up to a maximum of $50! And once they make an initial purchase, you’ll earn $20! Plus, another $1 each time they make a subsequent purchase!

Just think… you could send out an email with your referral link to 50 friends/family members. If half of them sign up, you’ll earn $25 in Foundary credits! You can then use these credits to possibly score a FREE item or two. And it appears that most items qualify for FREE shipping! The Joseph Kitchen sale has lots of really unique items available! These items would definitely make great Christmas gifts. They have Slice & Store cutting boards available which include a stainless steel Knife priced at $14 with FREE shipping, so get 14 people to sign up and you’ll be able to score this for FREE!

Snapfish has a *HOT* new promotion available! Thru November 8th, when you buy one 8×11 Custom Cover photo book you can get 2 for FREE!! To get in on this deal, head on over here and create three 8×11 Custom Cover Photo books, then at checkout enter coupon code 1BOOK2FREE which will deduct the cost of 2 photo books and leave you to pay for the cost of just 1 photo book (+ shipping)!


One Response to “Wednesdays Hot Deals 11/3”

  1. texastaters Says:

    Got some pjs for the kids! Thanks Amy for the tip!!

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