Coupons for Real Food

Coupons for Real Food

People say you can only find coupons for processed foods, but that just isn’t true. Check out this list of coupons for real foods and real ingredients, and see for yourself:


  • $1 off any Once Again Nut Butter product
  • $1 off any two Brother’s-All-Natural Disney Fruit Crisps, 5-packs
  • $1 off any two Brother’s-All-Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Crisps, 6-packs
  • $1 off any two Brother’s-All-Natural Freeze-Dried Fruit Crisps, 1 oz. resealable bags



  • $1 off any Olivari Olive Oil
  • $.55 off any Florida Crystals Natural or Organic Sugar product
  • $.55 off one C&H Flip-top Sugar Canister (Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown)
  • $.55 off one Domino Flip-top Sugar Canister (Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown)
  • $.55 off one Sargento Natural Cheese Slices
  • $1 off one jar of Star Olives, 7 oz. or larger
  • $1 off Wholesome Sweeteners brand Organic Sugar, Stevia, Agave or Honey
  • $1 off three Dole canned fruits


  • $1.50 off one Tate + Lyle Fairtrade Certified Sugar product

Common Kindness

  • $1 off Alter Eco Unrefined Mascabado Cane Sugar
  • $1 off Alter Eco Thai Sticky Purple Rice
  • $.75 off any Clover Stornetta Farms product
  • $.75 off any Country Choice organic canister oats
  • $1 off any one Star Olive Oil, 7.2 oz. or larger
  • $.50 off any Uncle Matt’s organic 12 oz. juice
  • $.75 off any Uncle Matt’s organic 59 oz. juice
  • $1 off any Woodstock Frozen Fruit or Veggies
  • $1 off any Woodstock Organic or Natural Nut Butters

  • Click “Sign Up Now.” Register for a free account, and print a coupon for $1 off any fresh pork product

Like this list? I’ll be updating it weekly, so be sure to check back.


My $.32 Grocery Trip

Kroger Coupon Haul

Usually grocery shopping isn’t my idea of fun, but my last trip was a blast. I shop at Kroger, and their latest Mega Event started Wednesday. It included sales on several items that I’ve been needing to stock up on, so I printed a BUNCH of coupons, and headed out.

Here’s what I got:

  • (8) boxes of Hefty gallon freezer bags
  • (9) boxes of Ronzoni whole grain pasta
  • (1) bottle of Welch’s Farmer’s Pick blackberry juice
  • (2) bags of Lay’s Kettle Cooked chips
  • (2) half gallons of Turkey Hill iced tea
  • (7) packages of Biscoff cookies

My Total Before Savings: $69.84

Kroger Receipt

And here’s how I got it down to $.32:

The Mega Event and other sales took $39.52 off of my bill
Coupons took off another $10
And then I redeemed $20 in Catalinas that I earned the previous week

That left me with a $.32 balance to pay. Pretty cool.

Better still: The Mega Event is a two-week sale, so I should be able to do a lot of these deals again next week when the coupons reset for July.

Want to Get Coupon Deals Like This without Putting a Ton of Time into It?

It’s a lot easier than you might think. This shopping trip took me 15 minutes to plan. That’s doable right? The key is to let other people do most of the work for you. Find a deal blogger that covers the store or stores that you shop at most, and follow them. If there’s a killer deal, they’ll post it. If there’s a coupon that matches up to a sale, they’ll tell you where to grab it, and if there’s an unadvertised special, they’ll tell you that, too.

Since I shop at Kroger, I follow I just drop by her site several times a week to see what she’s posted, and I jump on any deals that excite me.

Still Think You Don’t Have Time to Coupon?

Then, consider this: Since that 15 minutes of planning saved me $69.52, that translates to an hourly rate of $278.08! Now, I don’t know what you make, but that’s definitely more than I make in an hour.

How to Sanitize Used Shoes

Stomping around in someone else’s shoes isn’t something I normally recommend, but from time to time I’ll come across a really nice pair of shoes at a yard sale that look like they were worn once. And when that happens, we’ll, they’re coming home with me.

Let me give you a few examples …

Black Keen Sandals

These Keen sandals were $4 at a consignment sale.

New Balance Mary Jane Sneakers

These New Balance Mary Jane sneakers were $1 at a yard sale.

Merrell Sandals

These Merrell sandals were $5.99 at a church rummage sale.

Coach Boots

And these Coach boots were $7 at a yard sale.

All of these shoes are from brands that are known for their quality, and they’re in great condition. And here’s the thing … these are all shoes that we’ve been wearing for a while, so they were even nicer when we bought them. If I can get shoes like this at yard sale prices, I feel like I’d be crazy to pass them up.

But buying used shoes (even worn-once shoes) means you’re buying something that someone else’s feet have been in. How can you ensure that you aren’t buying something with athlete’s foot?

You can’t, but you can sanitize them, so that it’s not a concern. Just stick your new shoes out in the sun for a few hours, and you’ll be good to go. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant. In fact, if you buy your shoes at a yard sale on a hot summer day, they’ve probably already been baking in the sun for a few hours.

How Do You Feel About Used Shoes?

Do you avoid them at all cost? Do you have times when you’re willing to buy them? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Free Plants – You Dig

I was going over the garage sale listings this morning, when this classified ad caught my eye:

Calling all gardeners! I am a Master Gardener and am giving away (FREE) all the plants in my entire backyard, hundreds of plants. You must dig.

Needless to say my yard sale plans went out the window. I called the number in the ad, and made plans to go right over.

True to the ad, she had hundreds – if not thousands – of plants. She explained that she’d had spinal surgery in December, and wasn’t able to garden any more. So, she was passing her plants on to people who would enjoy them.

She walked us through her garden, and pointed out all sorts of things for us to dig up, including many antique and rare plants.

Free Plants

These pictures don’t even begin to do justice to what we brought home.

Free Plant Divisions

I tried to keep up with the names of everything, but it got hard after a while. So, one of our friends who has a masters degree in horticulture is going to come by tomorrow to help us identify everything.

Free Perennials

Here are some of the things that I know we got:

  • Corydalis
  • Perennial Begonia
  • Feverfew
  • Bee Balm (three different colors)
  • Japanese Aster
  • Obedient
  • Aster
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Campanula
  • Arum, Tropical
  • Perennial Ageratum
  • Irises (white)
  • Peppermint

I planted a few of the things that I was familiar with, and I’ll plant the rest tomorrow after I have a firm handle on what I have and where best to plant it.

Pretty amazing haul, don’t you think? And, if you can believe it, she asked us to come back for more another day. I think we’ll have to put together a basket of goodies for her as a thank you.

College Move-Out Haul

College Finds

Living in a college town has its perks – especially at move out time. It’s amazing to see how much stuff gets left behind each year. The dumpsters quickly fill up; and then all the excess just gets piled up beside them. So, you don’t even have to reach into a dumpster to find good, usable stuff.

Here’s a break down of what we rescued this year:

  • (2) mini fridges (pretty awesome because our drink fridge died a few months ago)
  • A set of storage drawers (I plan to use them to organize my party supplies)
  • (2) binders (tucked away for next school year)
  • Pink duct tape and scrapbook paper (added to the kids’ art supplies)
  • A pair of Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses (my youngest daughter claimed them)
  • A Rubbermaid dish drainer
  • (2) Caddies (we’ll use them to hold art supplies)
  • (3) Ice cube trays (found inside the refrigerators)
  • A magnetic pencil pouch (perfect as a locker accessory)
  • A box of lime green thumb tacks

What do you think of our haul? Would you have rescued these things?

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