Deal Diva

Great Grocery Deals,, and Holiday Tips

by Tara McAlister
 Website Spotlight on, Holiday Tips and Tara's Top Deals of the Week at the Grocery Store is another well organized and excellent site for those looking to save money. Recently on Oprah – the founder has online coupons for printing, great forums and her own coupon database. My favorite feature is the store deals feature. It allows users to choose their state and store. This considers that nationwide the same store can offer the same item at various prices.


A couple of great tips of the holidays

·        E-Bates – this website keeps up with all of your holiday on line purchases then sends you money back in January.

·        U Promise a college savings program is similar – check out their website to enter your information so qualified purchases can help with college costs..

·        Friends and Family Discounts: Know anyone who works for a retailer. Let them know if you intend to shop at their store for the holidays. If they are having a special weekend offering family and friend discounts – offer to go. By going you may help them and of course you will save $

·        Google Google Google – this week I googled a few stores where I know I intend to shop this weekend and really scored. I was able to print a extra 20% off JC Penny coupon, several Michael’s coupons, 15% Children’s Place - every little bit really adds up.

·        What to do about stocking stuffers? Stocking stuffers haunt me every year – how to fill those socks for Christmas morning?? This year I am using  my coupons and store discount card to fill my family’s stocking with razors, toothbrushes, soap, lotions, chapstick and other items listed below this morning for far less that you might expect!! If you get extra free items like these – try donating!!


Vocal Point , a program started by Procter & Gamble, is looking for new sign ups!  This is a great program that requires little to no work from you other than sharing deals with your friends. They  will mail you boxes and booklets filled with fun freebies and always filled with great coupons!  To get signed up go here .  It takes maybe 3-5 minutes and is well worth your time!! Last week I received a Free Olay Pro-X (full size)!

Best of the Gotta Have It Items:


Harris Teeter - Angus Boneless Chuck Tender Roast $2.99

Food Lion - Bottom Round, London Broil or Sirloin Tip Roast $1.99 lb



Harris Teeter - Smithfield Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.77 lb

Food Lion - Taste Of Inspirations Spiral Hams $1.99 lb

Harris Teeter - Spiral Sliced Half Smoked Ham $1.79 lb

Harris Teeter - Half Bone-In Hickory Smoked Ham $1.99



Harris Teeter - Chicken Leg Quarters 69¢ lb

Food Lion - Fresh Chicken Leg Quarters 49¢ lb

Bi-Lo - SH Fresh Split Chicken Breasts, $0.99 lb.

Bi-Lo - Frozen Grade A Turkey, 10lb.+, $0.49 lb.

Harris Teeter - HT Frozen Turkeys 59¢ lb



Harris Teeter - Head-On Gulf Shrimp $5.99 lb

Harris Teeter - North Atlantic Lobster tails $3.99

Harris Teeter - Snow Crab Clusters $2.99 lb

Bi-Lo - SH Medium Bag Shrimp, 51-60ct. 16oz., $4.50

Bi-Lo - Fresh American Farmed Shucked Hilton Oysters, 8oz., $3.50

Bi-Lo - Tuna Steaks, Mahi Mahi, or Salmon Fillets, 8oz. frozen pkg., $2.99



Harris Teeter - General Mills Cheerios $1.40

Bi-Lo - New England Coffee, 10-12oz., $1.78

Bi-Lo - General Mills Corn Chex, Rice Chex or Wheat Chex $1



Harris Teeter - Gold Medal flour 79¢

Bi-Lo - White Lily Flour, 5lb., $1.50

Food Lion - Nestle Morsels $1.50        

Bi-Lo - Crisco Vegetable or Canola Oi $3.84

Bi-Lo - Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 17oz., $2.64

Bi-Lo - Pet Evaporated Milk, 12oz., 44¢



Harris Teeter - Pepsi Products 2 liters $1

Food Lion - Coke Products 2 Liters 99¢

Harris Teeter - Pepsi products 12pks $2.50

Harris Teeter - Propel Water 6 pk $1.90

Harris Teeter - Smart Water or Vitamin Water $1


Cleaning Supplies

Harris Teeter - Wisk or All Detergent 32-50 oz. $2.99

Bi-Lo - Wisk Liquid Laundry Detergent, 32-50oz., $1.62

Food Lion - Purex Laundry Detergent 24-32 Loads, 50 oz. $2

Bi-Lo - All Liquid Laundry Detergent, 32-50oz., $1.62

Bi-Lo - Surf Powder Laundry Detergent, 78oz., $1.87

Bi-Lo - Sun Light Auto Dish Detergent, 75oz. or 20ct., $1.43

Bi-Lo - Finish Powerball Tabs, 32ct., $2.42

Bi-Lo - Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener, 64oz. FREE


Paper Products

Bi-Lo - Marcal Small Steps 100% Recycled Paper Towels, 8 rolls, or Bath Tissue, 12 rolls, $3.19

Harris Teeter - Quilted Northern 12 double rolls $5.99

Food Lion - Angel Soft Bath Tissue 9 Mega, 12 Double or 24 Single Rolls $5.49

Harris Teeter - Scotties Facial Tissue FREE



Harris Teeter - Pampers Cruisers Jumbo pk $7.49

Harris Teeter - Luvs jumbo pk $4.99

Harris Teeter - Pampers UnderJams $7.49

Harris Teeter - Pampers Wipes refills 231 ct. $3.99

Bi-Lo - Pampers or Easy Ups Jumbo Diapers, $6.49



Harris Teeter - Hartz Crunch n’ Clean FREE

Bi-Lo - Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean Dog Treats, 24-26oz., FREE

Harris Teeter - Alpo Dog Food 13 oz. can 37¢

Food Lion - Friskies Cat Food 5.5 oz. Can 20¢ ea

Bi-Lo - Iams Canned Cat Food 5¢ ea

Bi-Lo - Goodlife Recipe Dog Treats, 7.6oz., Cat Treats, 3oz., 26¢

Bi-Lo - Cesar Dog Treats, 6.7oz., 26¢

Bi-Lo - Friskies Can Cat Food, 5.5oz., 20¢



Best Deals of The Week

Using coupons and the store loyalty card these are some great deals and great stockpile items!!


Shedd’s Country Crock Spread free

Playtex Disposable or Vinyl Gloves free

Carpet Fresh No Vac, 10.5oz., free

Endust Free Dusting Spray, 10oz., free

X-14 Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner free

X-14 Mildew Stain Remover, 16oz.,free

Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean Dog Treats, 24-26oz., free

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes, 3.3oz. free

Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener, 64oz. free

Iams Can Cat Food, 3oz., at 5¢

Pillsbury Family Style Brownie Classics, 19.5-20oz., 15¢

Progresso High Fiber 19¢

Emerald Trail Mix 19¢

Glass Plus or Mean Green, 32oz., 19¢

Hartz No Odor Litter Spray, 17oz., 19¢

Goodlife Recipe Dog Treats, 7.6oz., Cat Treats, 3oz., 26¢

Breakstones Sour Cream 44¢

Wise Cheez Doodles 49¢

Campbell’s Spaghetti O’s, 14.75-15oz., at 49¢

Playtex Domestix Sponges, 1-4ct., 49¢

Aunt Jemima Pancakes or Waffles, 12.3-14.8oz.,50¢

Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, 7-12oz., 50¢

Atheno’s Crumbled Feta, 4oz., 50¢

Healthy Choice Soups, 15oz., 62¢



Harris Teeter

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter free

Scotties Facial Tissue free

Hartz Crunch n’ Clean free

Bertolli Pasta Sauce 25¢

Famous Amos Cookies 25¢

Progresso High Fiber 35¢

Alpo Dog Food 13 oz. can 37¢

Swanson Broth 38¢

Cheez-its 49¢

Green Giant Box Frozen Vegetables 49¢

Sister Schubert’s Dinner Rolls 75¢

Gold Medal flour 79¢

Hefty OneZip bags 80¢

Coffee-mate Creamers 89¢

HT Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., 97¢, (e- Vic special)

Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon $1

***  Purchase (1) 10-22 lb Frozen Harris Teeter Turkey (for $.59 per lb) and get the following items FREE – (1) 6 oz. Stove Top Stuffing, (1) 16 oz Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce and (1) 14.5 – 15.25 can of HT Brand Green Beans...

If you do not need the side items, donate in the white barrels for Second Harvest located at each Harris Teeter.


Food Lion

Campbell’s Cream Soups 10¢

Friskies Cat Food 5.5 oz. Can 20¢

Swanson Broths 32¢

Green Giant Box Vegetables 67¢

International Delight Coffee Creamer 16 oz. 75¢

Cool Whip Whipped Topping 75¢

Birds Eye Premium Vegetables or Blends 90¢

Nestle Ready to Bake Cookies $1

Heinz Home Style Gravy $1

Drug Store Special Deals to Know:

Rite Aid

Save $3 when you spend $15 at Rite Aid with printable coupon

Buy $15 worth of Planters products and get $5 by mail in rebate

 In Ad Coupon:

Buy 20 Digital prints and get 20 Digital Prints Free ($5.50 value)

save $3 on all fragrance gift set

Save $3 on any cosmetic gift set $9.99-$19.99)

Save $5 on all fragrance gift sets ($21 and up)

Purchase $100 worth off Loreal Cosmetics, Skin Care, Hair Care and Hair color products from 8/28-12/06/09 and get a $30 rebate by mail



Tag your reusable bag, buy a Greenbagtab for $.99 at the register and get $1 Extra Buck every 4th visit!

Buy $15 or more of iTunes Gift Card and get Star Trek DVD for $9.99

Extra Bucks Promo:

Get $10 Extra Bucks when you buy both Cover Girl Simply Ageless Foundation AND Blush--limit 1 reward

Get $10 Extra Bucks when you buy Dinner & a Movie or Tee Time $50 Gift Card

Spend $10 and get $3 Extra Bucks when you buy Hellmanns, Lipton , Ragu or Skippy--limit 1 reward N/A * use coupons from today’s paper and REALLY save!!

Spend $12 and get $4 Extra Bucks when you buy select Glade products--limit 1 reward Spend $15 and get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy assorted select candy--limit 1 reward

Spend $15 and get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy Energizer Max AAA/AA 8 pack, C/D 4 pack or 9 Volt 2 pack batteries or Energizer Advanced Lithium AAA/AA 4 pack

Spend $15 and get $7 Extra Bucks when you buy any Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools--limit 1 reward

Spend $20 and get $10 Extra Bucks when you buy Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler 1-33.8 oz or Hair brush (prices start at $3.99) --limit 1 reward

Spend $20 and get $10 Extra Bucks when you buy select cold & flu remedies--limit 1 reward




Medicine/Vitamins Register Rewards Offer: Buy $20.00 worth of participating products Get $5.00 Register Rewards Coupon at checkout.

 Health & Beauty Register Rewards Offer: Buy 4 participating products Get $2.00 Register Rewards Coupon at checkout. Limit 1 Reward.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Register Rewards Offer: Buy 1 Get Register Rewards Coupon at checkout for 1 FREE.

Register Rewards Offer: Spend $20.00 on participating Toys or Plush Get $5.00 Register Rewards Coupon at checkout.

In Ad Coupon:

30 4x6 Digital Prints for $3.00.

 Moments In Minutes In Store Photo Book $9.99

 Passport & ID Photos $5.99



Go to the Target website for printable coupons for Nestle Water, Log Cabin syrup, Doritos, Dove Chocolates, Pepperidge Farm Cookies and more

Free $15 Target Gift Card with the purchase of any 10-24lb fresh or frozen whole turkey and Rival 18qt Roaster Oven