Deal Diva

New ways to use Newspaper and Olive Oil plus Best of This Week's Inserts

Before we get to the highlights of today’s Grocery Inserts -

Great Uses for Everyday things – thanks to Real Simple – a great magazine by  the way!! Use Newspaper to:

1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.

2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature.

3. Pack delicate items.Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in the box.

4. Wipe away tough streaks on glass. Use newspaper with cleaning fluid to clean mirrors and windows.

5. Preserve antique glass. Some older frames have finishes on the glass that can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing with newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm water. Let air-dry.

6. Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight.

7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a child’s birthday gift, or try the wedding announcements for an engagement gift.

8. Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile of newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come home, they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of creating puddles on the floor.

9. Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch layer of shredded leaves or bark mulch. Hose it down. Come spring, the compost blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be primed for planting.

10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells. Line the bottom with newspaper.

  Use Olive Oil to:

1. Shave. Olive oil can provide a closer shave when used in place of shaving cream.

2. Shine stainless steel. Many cleaning standbys, such as ammonia, can dull and even corrode chrome and stainless steel. Olive oil, however, is a safe and effective shining agent.

3. Remove eye makeup. Dab a little under the eyes and rinse off with a washcloth.

4. Prevent wax from sticking to a candle holder. Rub a thin coat on the base of the holder before inserting a candle. Dripped wax should peel away easily.

5. Care for your pet. Add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon to your cat’s food to help prevent hair balls.

6. Moisturize cuticles. Apply a small amount of olive oil to the nail beds.

7. Treat dry skin. Rub a thin layer over the skin after a shower or a waxing.

8. Unstick a zipper. Using a Q-tip, apply a drop to lubricate the teeth. (Avoid touching the fabric.) The zipper should move up and down freely.

9. Dust wooden furniture. Apply a bit of oil to a cloth and wipe.

10. Silence squeaky doors. Lubricate hinges by applying a small dab to a cloth, then wiping the top of the hinges so that the oil runs down the sides.


Ok…Check out your mailbox- yesterday I found my RedPlum insert in the mail along with the usual Tuesday stuff (the Food Lion insert, Dominos coupons) Make sure to look through it before you toss in the recycling bin!

Wow – summer is almost over and at the grocery stores we are seeing the last of the great deals on the Summer Must Haves like condiments, bottled beverages and ice cream/novelties. 


Kellogg’s has started their Fuel for School program. Buy eight (8) Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Eggo® and/or Sunshine® products them mail in the receipt with a form that you will either receive at the register or can print from the Kellogg’s website.

To receive this fantastic offer all eight (8) participating products must be purchased in the same transaction. Products can be 4 oz. or larger, mix or match and any combination. Offer valid from July 22 until August 18, 2009. In the RedPlum insert I received yesterday there were tons of Kellogg’s coupons so make the most of this great deal. After mailing in the form in a few weeks you will receive a $10 giftcard that you can use anywhere.

Enjoy drinks such as Monster, Amp, Starbucks (practically free if you have the $1/1 coupon), Propel, Sobe -  August tends to be the month when these kinds of drinks hit rock bottom prices.


Falling prices this week:

Beef is starting to go down and in the produce aisle load up on zucchini, green beans, grapes, and broccoli.


This week’s Highlights!!

At Bi-Lo

T Bone steaks (Bonus Pack) $5.99 lb

Buy 3 12 packs of Pepsi Products for $10 and get a Free 12 pack of Mountain Dew

Fresh Express Salad Mix 2/$4

  At Food Lion

Boneless Ribeye $5.99 lb.

Special 2 day sale starting Saturday

            Brawny  6 to 8 roll $4.99

            Quilted Northern Bath Tissue 12 Double Roll $4.99

            Scotties Tissues 60-160 count $.79

            Nabisco Single Serve Snacks 9-25 oz select varieties 2/$6

At Harris Teeter

Blue Berries 1 pint 4/$5

Strawberries 1 lb 4/$5

HT Large white eggs $.88 each

  At Lowes Food

Strawberries 1 lb $2

Sanderson Farms Boneless Chicken breasts $2 lb

Kraft Chunk Cheese 3/$4.98


Now onto the Best of the Grocery Inserts

  Bi Lo BOGOs  

ACT II® Microwave Popcorn 6-8 Pack Assorted Varieties


President Brie Logs Buy One Get 2 FREE


Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes or Sunkist Fruit Shapes 10 Count Assorted Varieties


Lay’s Chips 10.5-11 oz. Assorted Varieties


Southern Home Pudding Snacks 4 Pack Assorted Varieties


Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops or Bite Size Frosted Mini Wheats Select Sizes


Sara Lee Whole Grain White Buns 8 Count Hamburger or Hot Dog



Cool Whip Aerosol 7 oz.


Klondike Ice Cream bars 6 Count Assorted Varieties


Mayfield Select Ice Cream 48 oz. Assorted Varieties


Hershey’s Syrup 18.5-24 oz. Assorted Varieties


Peter Pan Peanut Butter 13-18 oz. Select Varieties


Pompeian Olive Oil 32 oz Extra Light or Extra Virgin


Keebler Ice Cream Cones Select Sizes and Varieties


Smucker’s Magic Shell 7.25 oz. Assorted Varieties


Southern Home Maraschino Cherries 10 oz.


BAN® Antiperspirant- Deodorants, 1.5– 2.6 oz. excludes Ban® Clinical Defense™ Roll-on


CURÉL® Moisturizers 13 oz.


Hawaiian Tropic Suncare Select Varieties


JERGENS® Moisturizers, 16.8 – 21 fl . oz.


Nature’s Bounty or Flex•a•min Vitamin Supplements 30-120 Count Assorted Varieties


Bryan Rope Sausage 14-16 oz. Smoked or Kielbasa


Bryan Smoked Sausage 14 oz. Assorted Varieties


Eckrich Turkey 12 oz. Assorted Varieties or Franks 16 oz. Original or Beef


Hogs Heaven Pork Rinds 3 oz. Assorted Varieties


Johnsonville Fresh Ground Italian Sausage 16 oz. (Excludes Links or Patties




Bay Scallops 16 oz. Bag Frozen


Southern Home Crunchy Fish Sticks 42 Count Oven Ready


Southern Home Tilapia Fillets 16 oz. Bag Frozen

  Other Promotions:
  • Buy ten (10) 32 oz bottles of Powerade or Powerade Zero at BI-LO, you can get a coupon* for FREE five (5) 32 oz bottles of Powerade or Powerade Zero. That's a savings of $5.00.** This exclusive coupon is only available in the current issue of the BI-LO BonusSaver.Go to their website for more info for getting the coupon
  • Save $5.00 On Your Next Shopping Trip-  purchase the following quick, easy meals and snacks with your BONUSCARD®, and receive up to $5.00 OFF on your next shopping trip*:

Buy $15 in participating products and receive a $5.00 OFF coupon or

Buy $10 in participating products and receive a $3.00 OFF coupon or

Buy $5 in participating products and receive a $1.00 OFF coupon

Participating products include:

ACT II® Microwave Popcorn 6–8 pack assorted varieties

Banquet® Chicken 24 oz. and Dinners 5.75–10 oz.

Chef Boyardee® Canned Pasta 14.75–15.5 oz.

Hebrew National® Beef Franks 12 oz.

Kid Cuisine®

Manwich® 15.5–16 oz.

Peter Pan® Peanut Butter 16.3 oz.

Snack Pack® Pudding 4-pack

*Offer valid 07/22/09–08/18/09. All products must be purchased in one transaction. Coupon issued at register.

  • Get a FREE Pack of Southern Home Hamburger Buns (12 ct) No coupon required for this great offer. Purchase any TWO (2) packages of Borden® Cheese Slices (12oz. or less) with your BONUSCARD®  and get a pack of Southern Home Hamburger Buns (12 ct) FREE!* It's that easy. Your savings (up to a $2.00 value) will be taken off instantly at the register. Hurry! This offer is only available from July 29 until August 4, 2009.
  • Cheese of the Month: Atheno’s Feta Cheese Crumbles $1 off!
  • President Brie Wheel $2 off
  • President Brie Foil Wrapped Bri $2 off
  Food Lion BOGOs

Kaiser Rolls


Cole's Garlic Bread


Edy's Ice Cream


Hungry-Man Dinners


Steak-umm Sandwich Steaks


John Morrell Off The Bone Lunchmeats


Turkey Breast




Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks


Emerald Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Almonds


Keebler Chips Deluxe

  Harris Teeter BOGOs

Turkey Breast - Freshly Sliced - Smoked or Honey Smoked - Where Available  


Fresh Foods Market Pizza Crust - Original or Thin  


Nature's Pride Wide Pan Breads - 24 ounce - Assorted 

La Brea French or Wheat Baguettes - Where Available  


Harris Teeter English Muffins or Bagels - 6 Count - Assorted - Commercial Bakery  


Breakfast Cookies - Fresh Baked - Apple or Carrot  


Top Round London Broil or Roast - Boneless - HT Reserve Angus Beef  


Top Round London Broil - Boneless- HT Naturals- Natural Beef  


Fresh Chicken Breast - Boneless - Harris Teeter - Small Pack  


Ground Chicken - 16 ounce - MBA Smart - Vegetable Fed  


Smithfield Pork Baby Back Ribs  


EZ Peel White Shrimp All Sizes - 2 lb Bag Only  


Lay's Potato Chips - 10.5-11 ounce  


Kraft Salad Dressing - 16 ounce  


Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip - 32 ounce  


Knorr/Lipton Rice Sides or Pasta Sides - 4.4 ounce  


Emerald Trail Mix - 5.5 ounce  


Philips Eco Vantage Soft White Bulbs - 2 ct- Halogen  


Hefty CinchSak Bags - Assorted Varieties  


Hefty Foam Plates or Plastic Cups - Assorted  


Kleenex Facial Tissue - Assorted  


Harris Teeter Latex Gloves - 1 Pair  


Finish Electrasol - Select Varieties  


Enoz Moth Balls - Assorted  


Arm & Hammer Fabric Softener - 100 ct Sheets  


Arm & Hammer Detergent - 50 ounce    


Noxzema 4-Blade Disposable Razors - 3 Pack  


Colgate Toothpaste - 6.4 ounce  


Fudgsicle Fudge Bar - 20 Pack- No Sugar Added  


Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice - 64 ounce  


Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice - 4 Pack  


Coca-Cola Products - 6 pack, .5 liter- Bottles  

  Buy 2 Get 3 FREE Limit 10 MUST BUY 2 to get the 3 FREE

 Harris Teeter Sliced Bacon - 16 oz, Regular or Thick


Harris Teeter All Natural Ice Cream - 48 ounce


Marble Composition Book - 100 ct -


Ocean Spray Craisins - 6 oz

  e-Vic Only Discount

Offers good through August 4, 2009

$2.00 off Starbucks Coffee 12 oz

  Lowes Food BOGOs

Thomas’ English muffin


Kraft velveeta cheese singles


Breyers ice cream


Lowes Foods ice cream sandwiches


Quick ‘N’ Easy angus beef burgers


Lowes Foods foam plates


Lowes Foods lawn & leaf bags


Lowes Foods sandwich bags


Snickers candy bar