What is On Sale The Month of August

What Is On Sale In August

August is the end of summer, so you will be able to find end-of-season clearance as well as fall sales throughout the month. While there aren’t any notable holidays in August, it is back-to-school season, so you can save big on school supplies, backpacks, dorm room essentials, and a host of other school needs.

Keep an eye out for clearance sales on bathing suits and summer apparel, and don’t forget about harvest produce sales.

Here is what is on sale the month of August:

:: Grocery & Drugstore Deals in August

In-season produce: beets, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, grapefruit, green beans, lettuce, melons, nectarines, okra passion fruit, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries, summer squash, strawberries, tomatillos, tomatoes, zucchini.

Fall canning and food storage deals: food storage items, freezer bags, canning supplies, seasonings.

Labor Day Sales: steak, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, potato salad, macaroni salad, baking potatoes, drink mixes, soda, watermelon, beer, frozen French fries, condiments.

Back to school lunch sales: deli meat, boxed juices, individually packaged snacks, pudding cups, cookies, potato chips, peanut butter, jelly, bread.

:: Other August Sales

Back to school supply sales: pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, backpacks, folders, lunch boxes, book covers, locker organizers.

Apparel sales: school uniforms, jeans, jackets, socks, t-shirts, underwear, sweaters, long-sleeved shirts.

Electronics: PCs and laptops, cell phones and tablets are on sale for back-to-school. Cell phone providers often introduce new family savings plans just before school goes back. All electronics aimed at or use for educational purposes is on sale at this time.

Summer clearance: Just before Labor Day you’ll find all kinds of end of summer blowout sales. Clothing, outdoor items, sports equipment and several things for in and around the home will be on sale.

Gardening supply sales: August is harvest time so any leftover gardening supplies will be on clearance while stores make canning and food storage and preparation items more affordable. Dehydrators, vacuum sealers, freezing containers, jars and lids and pressure cookers are great deals in August.

New Coupons | Sunny D, Suave, Sparkle + More!

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There are some new coupons available today, including a coupon on Saving Star for fresh green peppers! Be sure to grab these while they are available!

:: COUPONS.COM

:: REDPLUM

:: SAVING STAR

As a reminder, you can NOT Photocopy coupons! You can find more coupons in the Coupon Database

Make sure that you grab the rest of the recent hot coupons that I have posted. Problems getting the coupon? Don’t forget to read my Why Can’t I Find That Coupon? post!

Grocery Deals Updated | Food Lion, Giant Eagle

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The grocery store store deals and matchups pages have been updated with all the best bargains at Food Lion and Giant Eagle for the new sales!!

Make sure that you check out Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum for any printable coupons that you may need!

Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!

Food Lion Deals – Week of July 30, 2014

Giant Eagle Deals – Week of July 31, 2014

Shopping somewhere else this week? Check out the rest of the Coupon Matchups that I have posted!

Freezer To Crockpot Cooking | Chicken Recipes and Instructions

Bulk Cooking Chicken Meals

Welcome back to Freezer To Crockpot Cooking – Chicken Week! You had a few days to get everything on the freezer cooking shopping list, so now it is time to assemble everything and get it in the freezer!

 See all of the other weeks in this series:

Don’t forget:  the shopping list for this week was designed to make 4 meals.  If you doubled or tripled the shopping list to make even more meals (or larger meals), you will need to adjust these instructions for the increased quantity of food that you are making

Step 1 – Prep your ingredients:

  1. Dice 1 cup of celery
  2. Slice 1 cup of carrots into coins
  3. Slice all 3 peppers into strips
  4. Slice 1 onion into strips
  5. Dice 1 onion
  6. Cube half of the chicken

chopped vegetables

Step 2:  Write out the instructions – You will then want to write cooking directions on your bag prior to filling them – don’t try writing on a lumpy bag. At the bottom of the bag I write additional ingredients, such as fresh items that cannot be frozen or if I need to add some additional frozen veggies. By doing this, a quick check of my stock of crockpot meals will let me know if a trip to the store is in order.

The directions to write on your bag are as follows for each recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Dump entire bag into crockpot
  3. Cook on low 3-4 hours
  4. Remove chicken from crockpot, shred with forks
  5. Put chicken back into crockpot along with frozen peas (if desired)
  6. Add ½ cup of milk and cook an additional 30 minutes or until heated through
  7. Bake canned biscuits according to package directions, slice in half and top individual bowls of pot pie.

Additional Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk (or heavy cream), canned biscuits, small bag of frozen peas (if desired)

Chicken Fajitas

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Dump entire bag into crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours
  4. Remove chicken from crockpot, shred with forks
  5. Place chicken back into crockpot
  6. Cook additional 20 minutes and serve.

Additional Ingredients: tortillas, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, or whatever fresh toppings you like

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Pour contents of bag 1 and bag 2 into crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours
  4. Add bag #3 (broccoli) in last hour of cooking
  5. Serve with a salad

Additional Ingredients: Salad

Chicken Alfredo

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Pour contents of bag 1 into crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours
  4. Add contents of bag #2
  5. Cook an additional 30 minutes
  6. Serve over cooked fettuccine pasta with a salad on the side

Additional Ingredients: 1 Box Fettuccini Noodles, salad

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Step 3 – Fill Your Bags – The next step is to assemble your ingredients into bags, ending with chicken on the top of each one. When you pour ingredients into the crockpot, meats should always be on the bottom for best cooking results.

You will need 4 gallon freezer bags, and 3 quart freezer bags. Here is what goes into each bag:

Pot Pie

  • Half of the cubed chicken breasts
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup carrot coins
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1-2 cups any of the following; peas, carrots, corn, green beans (or if you will be using frozen veggies for these, you can just add them in the last 30-40 minutes of cooking)
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can full of chicken broth
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Chicken Fajitas

  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 3 bell peppers cut into strips
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, cut into strips
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Bag #1- gallon bag

  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 1 can condensed cream of broccoli soup
  • 1 can of chicken broth (fill the can from the condensed soup with the chicken broth from the box you bought in the shopping list)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Bag #2-quart freezer bag

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked rice

Bag #3-quart freezer bag

  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets

Chicken Alfredo

Bag #1-gallon Freezer Bag

  • half of the cubed chicken breasts
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary

Bag #2- quart freezer bag

  • 1-10 oz. cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

And that’s it! You now have 4 meals, ready to go from freezer to crockpot. You can even make it easier on yourself by freezing the tortillas along with the fajita bag.

I would love to hear from you to see how your prep day went!

Need more slow cooker recipes that are great for freezer cooking? See all of the other weeks in this series:

How To Save Money on Produce

How to Save on Produce:

One of the most common misconceptions is that you can only save money on processed foods because those are the only products for which they see coupons. When you look through your Sunday paper you will mostly find coupons for processed foods and cleaning products or toiletries and rarely for fresh produce. However, there are still several ways you can save on your produce!

Buy in Season Produce:

Buying produce that is in season will drastically the cost. Buying produce that is not in season means, you pay more money.  Take some time to plan your menu around the produce that is currently in season.

Stock up:

When you find a good produce sale, make sure to stock up. You can freeze, can or dehydrate almost all produce. Stocking up at rock bottom will save you money for months to come.

Start a Garden:

This may not be an option for everyone, but if you can start your own garden you can end up saving a lot of money. Having fresh produce is a great way to have fresh produce at a fraction of the cost.

Farmer’s Markets:

If you have a local Farmer’s Market in your area, this provides the perfect opportunity to save on produce. The produce is normally coming from the farm to the market, which in turn allows the farmer to price the produce lower than store prices. You save money by not paying the overhead costs and you get to support your local farmers!

Health Food Stores:

Stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s often have great prices on produce. You can also sign up for their newsletter, sometimes they send out coupons.

Buy Frozen

Often the produce has been frozen within hours of being picked/harvested, allowing the fruits and vegetables to retain most of their nutrients. Bonus: there are often coupons for frozen foods!

Save with Social Media:

If you have a favorite brand of produce make sure to follow them on social media and sign up for their newsletter. Produce companies like Dole, Foxy and several others send out coupons from time to time.

Looking for more Extreme Couponing tips? Make sure that you check out all the posts in my Coupon 101 and Coupon Ethics sections!

Sunday Coupon Insert Sneak Peek | August 3, 2014

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There are 3 confirmed Coupon Inserts in the paper this weekend (August 3, 2014)… a SmartSource insert and 2 Redplum inserts.

You can check it out on my Coupon Insert Preview page!

Don’t forget to stop back Saturday morning for my weekly Coupon Insert Preview post, where I highlight what I think are the best coupons and let you know how many newspapers I will be buying this week!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the 2014 Coupon Insert Schedule

CVS Coupon Matchups | Week of August 3, 3014 Preview

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Here is a sneak peek at the CVS Coupon Matchups and Deals for August 3, 2014.

New to shopping at CVS? Make sure that you read my How To Save Money at CVS post!. Don’t forget check out the CVS Coupon policy!

Colgate 360 Toothbrush, $2.99
Get $2 Extra Care Bucks wyb 1
(limit 2)
$0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush; Excludes Plus, Extra Clean, and Classic – 7-27-14 SS (exp 08/16/14)
$0.49 after coupon and ECBs

Colgate Total, 2 for $5
Get $3 Extra Care Bucks wyb 2
(limit 2)
$1.00/2 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger; Excludes 2.8 oz, 2.8 oz Bonus, 0.75 oz, or 0.85 oz Trial – 7-27-14 SS (exp 08/09/14)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger; Excludes 2.8 oz, 2.8 oz Bonus, 0.75 oz, or 0.85 oz Trial – 7-27-14 SS (exp 08/09/14)
$0.50 each after coupons and ECBs

VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner, 2 for $1.50
$0.50/2 Alberto VO5 Shampoo, Conditioner, or Body Wash; DND – 6-1-14 SS (exp 08/10/14)
$0.50/2 Alberto VO5 Shampoo, Conditioner, or Body Wash; DND – 8-3-14 SS (exp 09/14/14)
$0.50 each after coupon

Right Guard or Dry Idea, $2.49
$1.50/1 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme Product – 8-3-14 RP (exp 08/31/14)
$2.00/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme Antiperspirant or Deodorant – 7-13-14 RP (exp 08/10/14)
as low as $0.99 after coupon

Purex, 24 – 44 loads, UltraPacks, 18 ct or Crystals, $3
Get $2 Extra Care Bucks wyb 2
(limit 1)
$1.00/1 Purex Liquid or Ultra Packs Detergent – 8-3-14 RP (exp 08/10/14)
$1 each wyb 2 after coupons and ECBs

got2b Stylers, $3.99
$2.00/1 got2b Syling Item – 8-3-14 RP (exp 09/14/14)
$1.99 after coupon

All Laundry Detergent, 2 for $7
Get $5 Extra Care Bucks wyb $20
(limit 1)
$2.00/2 All Laundry Products; Excludes Trial and Travel Size – 8-3-14 RP (exp 09/14/14)
$1.67 each wyb 6 and use 3 $2/2 coupons, after ECBs

See the CVS Coupon Matchups and Deals for the current week

Shopping somewhere else this week? Make sure that you check out the rest of the drug store deals that I have posted!

Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of August 3, 2014 Preview

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Here is a preview of the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of August 3, 2014! The full list of all deals will be posted by Friday!

Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!

New to shopping at Walgreens? Make sure that you check out my How To Save at Walgreens post. Don’t forget to register for the Walgreens Balance Rewards program so that you can start earning points on your purchases!

Crest or Oral-B 3D White Dental care, 2 for $6
Get a $4 Register Reward wyb 2

$0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete, or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-13-14 RP (exp 08/31/14)
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 3 oz or Larger; Excludes Trial and Travel Size, Cavity, Baking Soda, and Tartar Control; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-27-14 PG (exp 08/31/14)
$1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 3 oz or Larger; Excludes Trial and Travel Size, Cavity, Baking Soda, and Tartar Control; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-27-14 PG (exp 08/31/14)
as low as 2 FREE after coupons and RRs

Mio, Crystal Light or Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix, $3
Get a $3 Register Reward wyb 1

FREE after RRs

got2b Stylers, $3.99
Get a $1 Register Reward wyb 1

$2.50/1 got2b Hairspray Item – 8-3-14 RP (exp 09/14/14)
$2.00/1 got2b Syling Item – 8-3-14 RP (exp 09/14/14)
as low as $0.49 after coupon and RRs

Colgate Dental Care, $3.49
Get a $2 Register Reward wyb 1

$0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush; Excludes Plus, Extra Clean, and Classic – 7-27-14 SS (exp 08/16/14)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger; Excludes 2.8 oz, 2.8 oz Bonus, 0.75 oz, or 0.85 oz Trial – 7-27-14 SS (exp 08/09/14)
$0.99 after coupon and RRs

Capri Sun, 2 for $4
Get 1000 Balance Rewards Points wyb 2

$1/2 coupon in the 8/3/2014 inserts
$1 each after coupon and BRs

Purex Laundry Detergent, 2 for $6
Get a $1 Register Reward wyb 2

$1.00/1 Purex Liquid or Ultra Packs Detergent – 8-3-14 RP (exp 08/10/14)
$1.00/2 Purex Liquid or Ultra Packs Detergent – 8-3-14 RP (exp 08/10/14)
as low as $1 each after coupons and RRs

See the current list of Walgreens Coupon Deals

Shopping somewhere else this week? Make sure that you check out the rest of the drug store deals that I have posted!

New Coupons | Fresh Green Peppers, Pull-Ups, Frigo + More!

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Here are your new coupons for today. Make sure to grab any that you want while they are available!

:: COUPONS.COM

:: REDPLUM

:: SAVING STAR

:: HOPSTER

As a reminder, you can NOT Photocopy coupons! You can find more coupons in the Coupon Database

Make sure that you grab the rest of the recent hot coupons that I have posted. Problems getting the coupon? Don’t forget to read my Why Can’t I Find That Coupon? post!

Rite Aid Coupon Matchups | Week of August 3, 2014 Preview

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Here is a preview of the Rite Aid Coupon Matchups and Deals for the week of August 3, 2014

See the complete list of Rite Aid Coupon Matchups and Deals for the current week

New to shopping at Rite Aid? Make sure that you check out my Rite Aid 101 post!

It’s always a good idea to have the Rite Aid Coupon policy with you, just in case you encounter any problems! Don’t forget to check out the list of current Video Values Coupons for any deals that I may have missed!

VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner, 2 for $1.50
$0.50/2 Alberto VO5 Shampoo, Conditioner, or Body Wash; DND – 8-3-14 SS (exp 09/14/14)
$0.50/2 Alberto VO5 Shampoo, Conditioner, or Body Wash; DND – 6-1-14 SS (exp 08/10/14)
$0.50 each after coupon

Conair Vibes Brush or Scunci Elastic, $2.99
Get a $2 +UP Reward wyb 1
(limit 2)
$0.99 after +UPR

Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Manual Toothbrush (select varieties), $3.99
Get a $2 +UP Reward wyb 1
(limit 2)
$1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 3 oz or Larger; Excludes Trial and Travel Size, Cavity, Baking Soda, and Tartar Control; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-27-14 PG (exp 08/31/14)
$1.00/2 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 3 oz or Larger; Excludes Trial and Travel Size, Cavity, Baking Soda, and Tartar Control; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 7-27-14 PG (exp 08/31/14)
as low as $0.99 after coupon and +UPR

HP Copy Paper (400 sheets), $2.99
Get a $1 +UP Reward wyb 1
(limit 2)
$1.99 after +UPR

Revitalens, Complete Multi-Purpose Solution, Blink Tears or Blink Gel Tears, $7.99
Get a $2 +UP Reward wyb 1
(limit 2)
$4.00/1 RevitaLens Ocutec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution, 10 oz – 8-3-14 SS (exp 09/08/14)
$1.00/1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz or Larger – 6-22-14 SS (exp 07/28/14)
$2.00/1 Blink Tears or Gel Tears – 6-22-14 SS (exp 07/28/14)
as low as $1.99 after coupon and +UPR

got2b Stylers, $3.99
$2.50/1 got2b Hairspray Item – 8-3-14 RP (exp 09/14/14)
$2.00/1 got2b Syling Item – 8-3-14 RP (exp 09/14/14)
as low as $1.49 after coupon

Huggies Baby Wipes, 168 – 216 ct, $6.99
Get a $2 +UP Reward wyb 1
(limit 2)
$0.40/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, 32 ct or Larger – 7-13-14 SS (exp 08/09/14)
$0.75/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, 32 ct or Higher – 7-13-14 SS (exp 08/09/14)
as low as $4.24 after coupon and +UPR

See the deals for the current week on my Rite Aid Coupon Deals page!

Shopping somewhere else this week? Make sure that you check out the rest of the drug store deals that I have posted!

Grocery Deals Updated | Kroger Sale and Mega Sale

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The grocery store store deals and matchups pages have been updated with all the best bargains at Kroger for the new sales!!

Note: there is a 2 week “regular sale” as well as a Kroger Mega Sale. Be sure to check both tabs to see all the deals!

Make sure that you check out Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum for any printable coupons that you may need!

Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!

Kroger Sale and Mega Sale Deals – Week of July 30, 2014

Shopping somewhere else this week? Check out the rest of the Coupon Matchups that I have posted!

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Hot Fudge Sauce is one of those things that I rarely eat because there is no way to even pretend that it is healthy or good for you. So on those rare occasions that I do have it, I want it to be worth it and this homemade hot fudge sauce recipe is definitely worth it!

Smooth and velvety, this sauce is the perfect topping for ice cream. You can use it immediately or even just store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it (just heat it in the microwave before serving).

For this homemade hot fudge sauce recipe, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream (you can also use half & half)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl and melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until chocolate is melted.
  2. Transfer melted chocolate to a sauce pan over low heat and add butter, salt and sugar.
  3. Add the cream in small amounts, stirring constantly until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Continue to stir frequently until heated, but not boiling.
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  6. Refrigerate unused portion for up to 10 days.

Serve and enjoy!

Have you ever made your own homemade hot fudge sauce?