Monday, August 31, 2009

Walgreens Coupon today only

Use this link to print a coupon for 15% off your purchase at Walgreens, today only. Peruse the circular here to see if there is anything on sale (or that you already have coupons for) to make that 15% go as far as possible! Check out MoneySavingMom's list for some help.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Well Dealers, my weekend actually started Thursday night, since I took today off "just because." However I ended up working around the house like June Cleaver on uppers or something - Cleaning the grill (ewwww) and the kitchen and potting mums and doing a mountain of laundry. I think I need a break after my "Day off".

What is there to do this weekend?

If you are downtown today and itching to take a break from the daily grind, you can check out the Skyline Park Summer Concert Series around lunch time. All the details are here.

From Twitter -RT @WarwickDenver -Tonight is Jazz Under the Stars @ Denver's only rooftop pool! All you can eat & entertainment - $25 7-9 p.m. /me - I don't know about 25 bucks, but all you can eat makes it a not bad deal, even if not a free activity. (Although all you can DRINK would be more exciting)

Love local music? Itching to get outside? Saturday from 10am-10pm in Civic Center Park, you can enjoy 3 stages of live local music at the Rocky Mountain Localpalooza!! The event is designed to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - admission is free, but donations to the Society are welcome. Check out bands and get more info here.

On Saturday venture out in the Berkley 'hood for the second annual Ten-Low Turismo. The event features a scavenger hunt for pedestrians and person-powered transportation, designed to let you familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. There will also be art, music and activities for the kiddos. The website has what you need.

Saturday evening at the Fabric Lab (3105 E. Colfax) is Prototype, a trunk show held every other week to showcase the work of local designers. Starting with Cocktails and Cupcakes at 8pm, the free show also includes a talk with the featured designers after! So cool.
As Always:
Horde up your farmer's market action here, here, and here, while the summer lasts!

FAC is ALWAYS in order, and Boulder does it right!! Harvest House has one of the best ones going during the summer. (Don't forget, your well-behaved doggie is welcome, as it is Yappy Hour on the patio!!)

of course, check back for updated info and new ideas as I hear of them, and post your own down below to share with other Dealers! Now, off to the pool to salvage what is left of this day off!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I stand in Awe, Utah Deal Diva...

I hate smooshed sammies. Serious. While perusing Money Saving Mom today, I came across a link to this post. Now I know if I tried that milk jug box thing, it would be 17 shades of ugly - but look how perfect hers is.

Maybe I will try it sometime. Or better yet, someone out there who has a family that drinks a ton of milk, you try it and tell me if yours comes out like hers, or like an old jacked up milk jug.
THEN after your report maybe I will try it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Not that I need an excuse..

Let's face it, in my world every day is National Dog Day. (Potter-pie knows I would do ANYTHING for him, and I am not even really embarrassed about the lengths I would go to for my favorite little fuzzbomb.)

Today is actually National Dog Day, though. So grab your pooch and head for the Hotel Monaco this afternoon to celebrate. Doggie massages and other fun stuff for your dog - see here for details.

Stop the Presses...

This is NOT a drill - Safeway has b/s Chicken Breasts for 1.57 lb this week.. aim your carts for the meat counter and stock up, Dealers!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Ok, so SF Market has b/s chicken breast in family packs for $1.88 lb in case you missed Safeway's sale last week or depleted your supply, $1.88 is a totally respectable price.

Also in this week's circular:
-Horizon Organic Milk 1/2 gallons for $2.39 (Attention T - not quite so LV worthy!)
-Pacific thin crust frozen pizzas - $3.99 each
-Green Peppers, Cucumbers - 2 for $1.00
-Celery Bunches, Broccoli Crowns (lb), Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce, Italian or Yellow Squash (lb) and Apples (lbs - Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, or Red) - $0.88

Check out the full ads here for all the deals.

Don't forget last week's deals.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Happy Friday, Dealers!! The weekend is going to be blessedly scorching, meaning I can get in some pool time in between getting the kitchen back in working order after this week's new counter installation!

What is on tap around town?
8/21- In the Northern 'burbs, the always-a-blast Chris Daniels plays the Orchard Concert Series Friday evening starting at 6pm, at the Orchard Town Center. Check out the website for details of the family-friendly concert series.
8/21- Or if downtown is what you have in mind, it is the last weekend of the summer for Music at the Bottom, at the Rock Bottom Brewery on the 16th st mall. And they saved the best for last, with Beki Hemingway going on at 5pm as the opener for the amazing voice of Hazel Miller who takes the stage at 7pm. Grab all the info here.

8/22 - This Saturday the kiddos can participate in a free Build and Grow clinic at local Lowes locations. Pre-registration is required, you can view the craft (a cool wooden school bus) and sign up here.
8/22- The Peach Festival will be in full swing in Lafayette on Saturday, with arts and crafts, antiques, entertainment, and of course, PEACHES from Palisade. Details on the location and events are here.
8/21-8/23 - A new festival comes to Cherry Creek this weekend, Cherry Creek North Food and Wine features a full weekend of ticketed events for the well-funded culinary aficionados, as well as 2 days of free cooking demos for the unwashed masses such as myself. Who's cookin'? Check the schedule to find out.
8/21-22 -Boulderfest 2009 celebrates all things Boulder-ific this weekend on Pearl Street with all kinds of free entertainment and events. Check the website for the full run-down, and fly the flag of the People's Republic of Boulder proudly!

As Always:

Horde up your farmer's market action here, here, and here, while the summer lasts!

FAC is ALWAYS in order, and Boulder does it right!! Harvest House has one of the best ones going during the summer. (Don't forget, your well-behaved doggie is welcome, as it is Yappy Hour on the patio!!)

of course, check back for updated info and new ideas as I hear of them, and post your own down below to share with other Dealers! WOO-HOO WEEKEND!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pinecone opportunity

For those who aren't familiar with Pinecone Research, they are a company that pays you ($3.00 a survey or product test) to take surveys and test products for various companies. It can sometimes be tough to track down an invite to join, but right now you can do so by using this link. Are you going to get rich doing occasional $3.00 surveys? No. But I really enjoy answering the questions, getting to see what types of new products are in development and I have gotten free products to test as well.. (You aren't allowed to discuss the products, so I can't say what, but there has been some yummy stuff in my UPS driver's hands when I opened the door to greet him a couple of times!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Grocery Circular Weekly deals

Oh Albertsons, you continue to impress me with your great deals, while horrifying me with all your regular prices... This week I will stop by to pick up:
-10lb bag of potatoes for $1.99 (full dollar cheaper than SF Market for 10 lbs - I am seriously excited)
-Buy one get TWO free packages of petite sirloin steaks
-Banquet Frozen Meals - $0.57 each (not great for you, but they were my go-to lunch for The Hub when he was looking for a job, and I still keep some around just in case.)
-3 for $1.00 Betty Crocker Muffin and Bread mixes
- $0.99 each Red Bell Peppers (nice when you can find colors other than green under a buck)

At Safeway they are doubling coupons (up to 50 cents) right now - and also:
-$1.88 lb b/s chicken breast - PICKIN' CHICKEN DEAL OF THE WEEK
- 50% off select steak varieties

And King Soopers
- $0.99 lb Pork Country Ribs
- $0.33 lb Rocky Ford Cantaloupe
-$0.88 Kroger Ice Cream (mmmm, tasty treat)

And at this point you shouldn't be paying over $1.58 a gallon for regular milk anywhere... Now I am waiting to see who is first to drop their price lower than that on sale...

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday

There are some good deals worth mentioning in the latest SF Market ad:

$3.99 lb EZ peel shrimp
$1.97 lb London Broil
$0.67 lb "Cluster" Tomatoes on the vine
2 for $3.00 5 lb bags of potatoes (actually, lots of good 2 for 3 dollar veggie deals)
and don't forget those locally grown eggs - $0.99 a dozen on summer special!!

Last weeks deals are still good through today as well

Click here for both ads

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Westword Deal

Stolen Moment from Westword's FB:
Do you want to go to Dish Westword Menu Affair on September 23? Now you can buy 4 tickets for ONLY $60 until August 28!!! Click here and type in the promo code 4TOP

I promise not to go TOO crazy..

Target brought back the bread coupon... Using that $1.00 coupon, you can score free demi-loaves of bread.. The last time this happened, there wasn't a day I didn't hit Target to grab a couple to stock away in the freezer. It was a bit shameless - but it is good bread!! A tip, use the flat breads, like the cibbatta, when they are fresh, and freeze the round and oval loaves for later, like the french bread.

Oh, and if you are a coupon insert saver, Money Saving Mom coordinated with a couple other fabulous bloggers to compile a list of the MANY Target coupon stacking deals this week. Check it out here, lots of potential freebies to go with your bread!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Got Stress Donwtown?

This from Downtown Denver's FB page: Stop by for FREE Chi-Gat classes (Tai-Chi / Chi-Gong / Yoga), Tues. & Thurs., 7:15 – 8:00AM, on the Plaza of 17th & California.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

MOMs sale - everything for kiddos for cheap- 10:30 today at DougCo fair grounds today -1.00 admission for this always-a-fave sale!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Howdy, Dealers.. are we all excited for the weekend? I know I am!! I hope tonight will involve Pizza, wine, and my sofa - because the rest of the weekend is jam-packed with activities and prep for the installation of our new kitchen counters this coming week (it's a love affair, my kitchen and me).

Looking for something fun and frugal to do this weekend? Read on:

It is a free admission weekend at America's National Parks, so pack up the front wheel drive fun-wagon and head out for a picnic or some hiking (or even explore Mesa Verde for FREE!) this weekend if getting out of the city is on your agenda. Check here for a list of parks in Colorado.

8/15-8/16 - The Boulder Asian Festival takes place this weekend on the always-a-great time Pearl Street Mall, on the Courthouse lawn. No pets are allowed so leave Fido at home but bring the rest of the family for lots of free performances, art to explore, and and children's area for the kiddos. Pack a picnic or grab something from one of the vendors and make a day of it. More details at their website.
8/15- Definitely not your same-old-every-weekend event, for just $5.00 a carload, you can head into Bear Creek Lake Park near Morrison on Saturday and watch the annual Sand Sculpture contest in full swing. The price of admission also gives you a full day of fun at the lake, so bring swimming suits, a picnic, and your own beach toys to try your hand at a smaller masterpiece - or just watch as these artists construct theirs. More info here.
As Always:

Horde up your farmer's market action here, here, and here, while the summer lasts!

FAC is ALWAYS in order, and Boulder does it right!! Harvest House has one of the best ones going during the summer.


Check back for updates as I hear more and Happy Weekending, Dealers!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bath and Body Works freebie

Use the coupon here to get a free travel-sized item with any purchase at Bath and Body Works, now thru Sept. 9th. Remember, it is ANY purchase, no matter how large or small!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lunch with a heart

Have lunch and make a difference for The Children's Hospital today at Hard Rock! 105.9's Slacker & Steve will be at the Hard Rock Cafe, 16th/Glenarm from 11-1 pm TODAY hosting "Hugs for the Hospital". Make any donation and get a burger and a coke!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SF Market double ad Wednesday preview

Tomorrow is the middle of the week, and regardless of how you view it (flying by for you, or crawling at an elderly snail's pace?) it is always nice to grab some good deals at SF Market..

Here we go:

My picks from last week's ad:

Pork Shoulder Roast - $1.99 lb
Broccoli Crowns - $0.88 lb
Artichokes, Califlower heads - 2 for $3.00
Green or Red Leaf Lettuce- $0.88 each
AND (yay for the start of the season) Hatch green chiles - $0.88 lb

and looking good this week:

Cucumbers and Green Bell Peppers - $0.50 each
(so is Olathe Corn, I have seen better prices, but that isn't bad at all - I will check it out, at least)
Lemons - $0.22 each
Beefsteak Tomatoes and Sweet Onions - $0.77 lb
Fresh made Pork Sausage (meat counter) - $2.99 lb
Green Onions, Radishes, Parsley, lbs of Carrots - 2 for $1.00

Not overly impressed with meat prices there this week, but that is just because I have been getting spoiled at the traditional grocery stores of late...

Don't pay Jack for Tacos, take two

Out-and-about near a J-in-the-B today? Use this coupon today only (8/11) and grab two free tacos, no purchase necessary.

How 'bout them apples?

Every once in a while an insanely good deal comes along at Target, and everyone gets to watch me semi-shamelessly horde whatever product it happens to be for. (The chuck steak incident and demi-loaf bread runs being two examples that I am especially proud of).

Well, whenever Target has an apple coupon, it usually results in apples with no money out of your pocket, if you play your cards (or coupons) right.

I have never been to Target when at least one of their apple varieties hasn't been $1.00 a pound. Grab a pound of those apples, and use the coupon here to snag free apples.. if you are like me print multiples,and lather, rinse, and repeat whenever you happen to pass a Target until the coupons expire..
BTW - cut and cook apples up with some cinnamon and sugar, allow to cool and freeze in baggies for ice cream toppings, pancake batter add-ins, pork chop sauce/side dish, or just to eat on their own at a later date.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Dessert at Mimi's Cafe

Use this coupon to score a free dessert at Mimi's Cafe through 8.13. (Although every time I head for the one in Broomfield with my folks, I come away with enough leftovers to make my lunches for the whole week!)

Safeway Ground Beef Recall

This from the A.P:

Salmonella fears prompt ground beef recall
The Associated Press
Posted: 08/06/2009 02:53:23 PM PDT

DENVER—A California company is recalling about 826,000 pounds of ground beef that might be linked to at least 21 salmonella cases in Colorado.
State health officials say the beef from Beef Packers Inc. in Fresno, Calif., was produced from June 5 through June 23 and has "EST.31913" printed on the case code labels.

A majority of those with confirmed illnessesses in Colorado bought the beef at Safeway stores. Health officials say four people were hospitalized. All are recovering.

The beef was repackaged and sold under different retail brand names, so customers are being urged to check with their local store to determine if they bought any of the beef .

This is the second large outbreak of salmonella state health officials have investigated since July 1. Both outbreaks have been linked to ground beef.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


NO in-laws, NO commitments, NO babies left to be born, NO nuthin'.. You can find me at the pool with an adult beverage pretty much all weekend, regardless of what earth-shattering plans may present themselves, I must veg, and I MUST do it soon.

Peel me up and shuffle me off to church on Sunday morning, but other than that, Do Not Disturb!

However, there are plenty of great things going on around town this weekend, so there is no need for any attempts at poaching my pool time!

8/7 - First Friday Events abound:

- Fashion Denver in the Golden Triangle (321 W. 11th Ave.) is hosting an open house from 5-9 pm, stop by and check out local featured designers. Check out the Golden Triangle's First Friday celebration while you are in the 'hood.

- Tennyson Street hosts the North Denver Art Walk from 6-10pm.
This from the Westword FB page about it: "KOOZA First Friday Art Walk on Tennyson tonight at 7:30pm. Start at NOW Art Gallery where you will find Blue Moon sampling! Find the characters and they will lead you to $3 Blue Moon and tix to KOOZA!!!"

-The Santa Fe Arts District hosts its monthly First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm. This is the Denver original!


8/7 - If sitting under the stars enjoying a good thrill (hey now) is more your speed, Movies in the Parks is in Cheesman on Friday, with Jurassic Park as the offering. Free Cotton Candy, Snow Cones and Popcorn make this a no-brainer for families looking for a fun and frugal activity! All the info is here.


8/7 If you would rather get your groove on in the Northern 'burbs then pick cotton candy out of your kids hair in Cap Hill, the Orchard Towne Center's concert series hosts Jakarta this week, with the music going from 6-8pm. Check their website for directions, etc.


8/8 - Lowes is offering a Build and Grow clinic for the little DIYers in your life, this weekend the tikes can build a wooden "powerboat". Pre-registration is needed: click here to get started.


8/8 - After you drop the kiddos off to build a boat, head over to Whole Foods Denver and Cherry Creek locations and check out their "Road Show" event from 11am-3pm. Interact with the folks who provide the food you buy at WF, snack on samples, get cooking and prep tips, and groove to live music. If you decide you want to spring for lunch, prepared meals will be available and the purchase will benefit local not-for-profit groups.


8/8 - Always wondered if Gary Sinise could rock out? (Um, sure..) Well head for Civic Center Park on Saturday evening and find out. The music kicks off at 5pm with Opie Gone Bad, and you are welcome to bring a picnic. Parking info, etc here.


8/8 -This sure-fire family hit from the lovely Rachel: Centennial Medical Plaza in Littleton and HealthONE host the 4th Annual Centennial Under The Stars - a family festival featuring a BBQ, screening of Kung Fu Panda (love that one!) and fly over and landing of the AirLive Denver Helicopter for the event. 7pm-10pm.


Of course, Don't forget weekly faves:

Harvest House Friday Afternoon Club (Boulder)
Area Farmers' Markets and Old South Pearl FM
City Park Jazz

As always, check back for updates to this post as I hear about additional activities, feel free to post your tips for great weekend Deals in the comments section, and happy well-deserved weekend, Dealers!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Make it a McMeal - no extra charge

Use this link to get a coupon for free medium fries and drink when you order one of McDonalds' new Angus Third Pounder burgers. (I can't help it, I LOVE me some Micky D's.. I crave it, I dream about it, sometimes I just *have to* have it - this will help).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pickin Chicken deal of the week

Pickin Chicken deal of the week is at Albertsons - $1.57 lb b/s breasts.. That is a 'stock the freezer price', Dealers!

Tony's Market Happy Hour!

I finally headed over to the new location of Tony's Market in my 'hood last week, knowing full-well that as soon as I set foot in there one time, I would be hooked.
I was right - it is fabulous.

Want to check it out, maybe sniff the stinky cheese or sneak around the store snacking the free samples, but not break the bank?

Tony's offers a happy hour from 3-7 in the attached cafe, featuring (among other deals) $2.00 glasses of house wine!!
They should probably just velvet rope the perimeter of a table now, since I am sure I will end up being a fixture there in spite of my best efforts to ignore the call of my beloved Tony's.

SF Market Double ad Wednesday preview..

Yep, it is already that time again, and there is some yummy produce to be had for great prices, as usual..

I am seeing some really good big salads in our menu next week!

Last week I was eyeing these deal in particular:]

Beefsteak Tomatoes - $0.99 lb (they should be getting good and juicy by this point in the season!)

Spinach - $0.88 a bunch

Yellow Onions - $0.29 lb

Cucumbers and Green Bell Peppers - 2 for $1.00

Yellow Peaches $0.49 lb

Bulk Raisins - $0.99 lb

This week:

Pork Shoulder Roast - $1.99 lb

Broccoli Crowns - $0.88 lb

Artichokes, Califlower heads - 2 for $3.00

Green or Red Leaf Lettuce- $0.88 each

AND (yay for the start of the season) Hatch green chiles - $0.88 lb (Senora Carolina - my name in Spanish class - will be roasting and freezing chilies very soon!!)

Also, don't forget that SF has a doezen locally grown eggs at the everyday low price of $0.99!

See both ads here

Get two tacos and don't pay Jack

Use this coupon to get two free tacos today (8/4) at Jack-in-the-Box locations.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oprah is giving you a free book!

Today only, you can download Let the Great World Spin, the new novel by Colum McCann, at
And I JUST finished my current book over the weekend.. perfect timing Oprah, of course!

One last free Mocha Monday!

I believe today is the last Free Mocha Monday at McDonalds, so head on over between 7am and 7pm for your free hot or iced mocha!!