Blinkies - What Are They?


If you’re a newbie visiting money saving websites or forums, you may have heard the term Blinkie tossed around and wondered what on earth they were talking about.  Blinkies are a cute nickname for the coupons that come out of little machines mounted on the aisles in some stores.  They get that name because the machines often have a red blinking light designed to draw your attention to the coupons they offer.  Tops and Target are just two of the stores in our area that have these Blinkie machines.


While you may have always walked by these machines, I suggest you give them a second look on your next shopping trip.  Last time I was in Tops, I found seven blinkie coupons including:


My Weekly Grocery Deals - 11/1/2009



Another relatively slow week for deals at Wegmans.  Here’s a few deals that I did find:


Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Entrees 8 to 11.5oz - $1.99

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal 14.5oz – 2/$4

Wegmans Shredded Cheese 6 to 8oz - $1.69

Cabot Chunk Cheese 8oz – 2/$4

Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes 14.5oz - $.89 (-$1 on 4 past coupon) = 4/$2.56 ($.64 each)

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup 18.6oz – 4/$5 (-$1 on 2 past coupon) = 2/$1.50 ($.75 each)



Skip the Pizza Delivery Tonight

As we get closer to the season full of holidays, sometimes it’s just easier to call your local pizza shop than to cook something at home.  The good news is if you prepare ahead of time, you can skip that call and still have a fun pizza night.  Best of all, you’ll save cash!


Here’s how:  Stock up this week.  You know you’re going to run into busy nights in the next few months, and if have dinner all ready to go in your freezer, you won’t be tempted to call for take-out. 


There are deals all over town this week on pizza so you have your choice of stores and brands.  Here’s a few of the best prices I found:


My Weekly Grocery List - 9/13/2009

Here's the best deals on my grocery list this week.  Enjoy!


Degree Deodorant 2.6-2.7 - $1.99 (-$1 on 1 coupon) = $.99

Colgate Total Toothpaste 6 oz - $2.39 (-$1 on 1 coupon) = $1.39

Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Entrees - $1.99 (-$1 on 2 coupon) = $1.49 each for 2

Wegmans Bath Tissue 12pk - $4.99

Keebler Town House Crackers 11.7-16oz - $1.99

Wegmans Chunk Light Tuna - $.59

Wegmans Tomato Puree or Crushed Tomatoes 28-29oz - $.69

Wegmans Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Club Pack  - $1.97/lb

Wegmans 90% Lean Ground Beef Club Pack - $1.99    More...

What’s on Sale at Tops this Week?


Looks like this week is a good week to stock up on meat.  Don’t forget to freeze what you won’t be using this week -- it's not a good deal if your meat goes bad.  (If you need freezer bags, they’re on sale too!)   More...