Vons: Ghirardelli Easter Candy only $1.50 each



Ghirardelli Easter Chocolate Squares are part of the Vons $5 Friday deals. You can load this to your Vons Card if you can’t make it to the store today. In addition, we’ve got a great coupon that makes this only $1.50 each!

Buy Ghirardelli Easter Squares $2.50 each, 4.58 oz bags
Use $1/1 Ghiradelli Easter Item (3 oz +) printable
Pay: $1.50!

you can see my favorite $5 Friday deals HERE

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How to Cook Beans in the Crock Pot

How to Cook Beans in the Crock Pot

Beans are a great addition to many meals, and in some cases are the main attraction. Whether you use them as a side dish, to make burritos or whatever, they are a cheap way to add some protein to your meal without meat.

Cooking dried beans in your slow cooker allows you to make a large quantity, if desired, and freeze them for other meals. Plus it’s so easy!

These directions will work for just about any kind of dried beans, with the exception of lentils, that require some different steps.

Follow these steps to Cook Beans in the Crock Pot:

1)     Rinse the beans in cold water, remove any shriveled beans and add the rest to your slow cooker. Keep in mind that the beans will expand and you need to add water to cover the beans, so your slow cooker needs to be big enough to allow for that. So the size of your slow cooker may vary with how many pounds of beans you are cooking.  (You may also choose to soak your beans overnight, but this is not required.)

2)     At this point you can also add any other kind of flavoring, like minced onion, peeled garlic, dried herbs or whatever else you love to cook with. You can also add your favorite salt meat, like a ham hock or turkey leg, depending on what you will be using the beans for. Both of these additions are optional.

3)     Now you should cover your beans with water so there is at least two inches of water over the top of the beans. Add about a teaspoon of salt for each pound of beans.

4)     Cook on low for 6-8 hours. You may want to start checking your beans after about 5 hours to make sure you reach your desired consistency. Once you have made a certain type of beans once, you will know exactly how long they take.

Your beans are ready to enjoy. If you are not going to eat them all immediately, or at least not all of them, you can let them cool and then store them in the fridge for up to a week. They can also be frozen and used within 3 months.

An important note about Red Kidney Beans: They contain a toxin that can cause unwanted side effects when ingested. It can be destroyed by soaking and boiling as described HERE.

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Ralphs Freebie Friday | FREE Chobani Flip Greek Yogurt



It’s time for this week’s FREE Friday download at Ralphs!

TODAY (Friday, April 18th). ONLY download a digital coupon for one FREE Chobani Flip Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz). The coupon will be available TODAY ONLY, but you will have through 5/3 to redeem it as long as it’s loaded to your card.

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Target: Better than FREE Mini Wheats, Triscuit and MORE!



Here are a few new ways to save at Target with Checkout 51 and Shopmium rebates!

Earn $1.00 Cash Back wyb 2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats excl single serve with Checkout 51:

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats $2.50 (till 4/26)
Use $1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats, any printable coupon
or $3/3 Kellogg’s printable coupon (direct link to coupon) — NLA hopefully you printed it!
And 50% Off Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Target Cartwheel
= $0.25 MM wyb 3 (or $0.25 cents each wyb 2)

Earn $1.25 Cash Back wyb Triscuits Crackers with Checkout 51

Triscuit $2 (till 4/19)
Use $1/1 Triscuit Crackers, exp. 5/23/14 (SS 04/13/14 #2)
OR $1/1 Triscuit Crackers printable
= $0.25 MM after rebate

Earn $0.25 Cash Back wyb Peeps Product with Checkout 51:

Peep’s (15ct.) Original or (3ct.) Target Exclusive or Pop (4ct.) $1.50 (till 4/19)
Use $1.00/2 Peeps Candy Products, 3 or 15 ct Chicks or Rainbow Pops Target Mobile Q (RECIPE)
= $1.75 wyb 2 or about $0.87 each

Get a $0.50 rebate wyb Lindt Gold Bunny (3.5oz.) dark or milk with Shopmium:

Lindt Gold Bunny $3.50 (till 4/19)
Use $1/1 Lindt Gold Bunny Target Mobile Q (RECIPE)
= $2

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Walgreens Midweek Ad: Free Brach’s Jelly Beans and Cheap Arm & Hammer Detergent!

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Walgreens has a midweek ad in effect today through Sunday. I spotted a couple deals worth mentioning! If you still have the Brach’s $2/1 candy coupon, you can score two bags of jelly beans free! You can also snag some cheap Arm & Hammer detergent.

{Deal Idea}
Buy two bags Brach’s Jelly Beans
Use $2/1 Any Brach’s Candy internet printable coupon (NLA)
Stack with $1/2 Instant Value Coupon from April’s Savings Booklet
Final Price: FREE

{Deal Idea}
Buy six bottles of Arm & Hammer detergent
Use three $2/2 Arm & Hammer Detergent from 4/13 Smart Source
Pay: $7.98 (just $1.33 each!)

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Vons $5 Friday: $0.67 General Mills, Cheap Quilted Northern + More



Here are your Vons $5 Friday deals! You may want to check your Just4U account for select $5 deals that you can add to your Vons card– if they are there you should be able to do the deal all weekend! otherwise, you have friday only!

Some tips about $5 Friday deals:

  • For deals that are 5/$5 or 3/$5 you DO NOT need to purchase the amount it lists to get it for that price. You can purchase 1 and get it for $1 or $1.67–whichever it costs for just 1 item.
  • There are no limits to how many you can get–unless noted.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Quilted Northern Toilet Paper $5
Use $0.75/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush or Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong printable
or use $0.55/1 Quilted Northern Bath Tissue, exp. 5/6/14 (RP 04/06/14)
Final Price: $4.25

Farmer John Hot Louisiana Sausage, 36-42 oz $5
Use $1/1 Farmer Dinner Sausage, exp. 5/30/14 (SS 03/30/14 R)
Final price: $4


General Mills Lucky Charms or Reese’s Puffs Cereals $1.67 each
Use $1/1 General Mills Cereal coupon from 3/23 SS
or use $1/1 General Mills Cereal coupon from 4/13 SS
Final Price: $0.67 each

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1.67 each
Use $1 off Quaker Big and Chewy Bars or 2 (regular bars) Bars, exp. 5/3/14 (RP 03/23/14)
Final Price: $0.67 for Big and Chewy Bars

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares Bag $2.50 each
Use $1/1 Ghiradelli Easter Item (3 oz +) printable (if items are included)
Final Price $1.50 each

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Vons: $1.24 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

Vons: $1.24 Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread


If you can’t make it to Albertsons for cheap cream cheese –Vons has a great deal too! Get Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread for just $1.24 after printable coupon. Here’s how:

Buy Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread $1.99 (all flavors were marked for me)
Use $0.75/1 Philadelphia Cream Cheese printable coupon (direct link to coupon)
Final Price: $1.24!

Please note: while this coupon does state “redeemable at Walmart” it can be used ANYWHERE despite the suggestion/advertising

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