Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

A friend brought these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies to an activity one evening. I loved them so much that I just had to get the recipe from her. They are easy to make and this recipe makes a large batch, plenty to take to a party this fall and holiday season. Here’s how to make the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:

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The Best Weekly Grocery Deals (Sept. 21-27)

The Best Weekly Grocery Deals

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After looking through the weekly ads, here are this week’s best grocery deals in Utah, September 21-27, 2016. Use The Best Weekly Grocery Deals list below to price match at your local Walmart or Target, or you can use the list to see where the best sales are each week and go to one or two stores to grab the deals. If you price match at Target, you’ll need to have the ads with you when you check out.

The items highlighted in red below are really good deals that you should stock up on. And some products have coupons that you can use to get an even better deal with the sale price or after price matching. If you want to receive the SmartSource (SS), Redplum (RP) and P&G coupons, sign up to get a Sunday newspaper subscription for the Deseret News or Salt Lake Tribune for just $20 for one year (52 weeks)! That comes out to be only $0.38 per paper, which is an awesome deal! Head over here for the details.

If you are new to Saving Cent by Cent, read about how I Buy Groceries on a Budget. And be sure to read these Tips on How to Price Match at Walmart, as well as read about the Walmart Savings Catcher program to save more money. In addition, check out these 10 smartphone apps that will save you money on groceries.

 

PRODUCE
Apples – Gala, Fuji or Granny – $0.50 lb. (Rancho) OR Apples – Gala – $0.69 lb. (Reams)
Plus save 20% on apples from SavingStar
Plus additionally earn $0.25 from Ibotta on any loose apples

Bananas – $0.50 lb. (Rancho)

Bell Peppers, green – $0.39 each (Reams)

Bell Peppers – Red, Yellow or Orange – $0.97 each (Smith’s) OR Bell Peppers, red – $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Blackberries, 5.6 oz. – $2.50 each (Sprouts) OR Blackberries, 6 oz. – $2.50 each (Smith’s)

Broccoli – $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Cabbage, green – $0.39 lb. (Reams)

Cantaloupe, jumbo – $0.98 each (Sprouts) OR $0.25 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 23, 24 & 25 Only)

Carrots, baby peeled 1 lb. bag – $0.98 each (Sprouts) OR $1.25 each (Smith’s)

Carrots, baby 2 lb. bag – $1.98 each (Reams) OR $2.00 each (Ridley’s)

Cauliflower – $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Eggplant – $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Grapes – Red, Green or Black, seedless – $0.77 lb. (Sprouts) OR Grapes – Red, Green or Globe – $0.79 lb. (Rancho)

Honeydew – $0.98 each (Sprouts) OR $0.25 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 23, 24 & 25 Only)

Jalapeno Peppers – $0.69 lb. (Rancho)

Kale – $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Kiwi – $0.34 each (Ridley’s)

Lettuce, Iceberg – $1.00 each (Albertsons)

Limes – $0.17 each (Reams)

Mandarins, Clemetines 2 lb. bag – $2.98 each (Sprouts)

Nectarines – $0.69 lb. (Reams)

Onions, yellow – $0.17 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 20, 21 & 22 Only)
Plus earn $0.25 from Ibotta on any brand onions

Onions, white – $0.20 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 23, 24 & 25 Only)
Plus earn $0.25 from Ibotta on any brand onions

Onions, red – $0.50 lb. (Rancho)
Plus earn $0.25 from Ibotta on any brand onions

Oranges – $0.34 lb. (Rancho)

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My Maceys Case Lot Sale Shopping Trip Video

 

I headed to Maceys last week with my family to shop the case lot sale and to stock up on items I use regularly when I cook. I share with you some price points and tips when shopping the case lot sales. If you can’t see the video above, click here to view it on my YouTube channel.

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9 Favorite Soup Recipes

It feels like fall is now here where I live, and when the weather turns colder, I love making soups. Here are 9 of my favorite soup recipes.

 

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Potato & Bacon Soup

 

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

 

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Savory Beef Stew

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Homemade Tomato Soup Using Tomatoes from the Garden

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Potato Soup

 

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Salsa Chicken Soup

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Creamy Tomato Soup

 

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Herbed Potato Soup – I need to update this photo, but this soup is SO good and one of our family Christmas Eve traditions.

 

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Three-Bean Chili – I also need to update this photo, but this chili is simple and yummy and can be thrown together within minutes.

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The Best Weekly Grocery Deals (Sept. 14-20)

The Best Weekly Grocery Deals

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Maceys & Reams case lot sales will continue through September 19, 2016. If you live in Tooele, the Maceys case lot sale will run through September 21, 2016. Head over to my post here to see which Maceys deals you’ll want to grab. And head over here to see which Reams deals to purchase. I pick up a lot of my stockpile and food storage items at case lot sales. If you missed it, here’s a video tour of my stockpile.

After looking through the weekly ads, here are this week’s best grocery deals in Utah, September 14-20, 2016. Use The Best Weekly Grocery Deals list below to price match at your local Walmart or Target, or you can use the list to see where the best sales are each week and go to one or two stores to grab the deals. If you price match at Target, you’ll need to have the ads with you when you check out.

The items highlighted in red below are really good deals that you should stock up on. And some products have coupons that you can use to get an even better deal with the sale price or after price matching. If you want to receive the SmartSource (SS), Redplum (RP) and P&G coupons, sign up to get a Sunday newspaper subscription for the Deseret News or Salt Lake Tribune for just $20 for one year (52 weeks)! That comes out to be only $0.38 per paper, which is an awesome deal! Head over here for the details.

If you are new to Saving Cent by Cent, read about how I Buy Groceries on a Budget. And be sure to read these Tips on How to Price Match at Walmart, as well as read about the Walmart Savings Catcher program to save more money. In addition, check out these 10 smartphone apps that will save you money on groceries.

 

PRODUCE
Apples, Gala – $0.50 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 13, 14 & 15 Only) OR Apples – Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, Red or Golden Delicious – $0.99 lb. (Smith’s) OR Apples – Honeycrisp – $1.00 lb. (Sprouts – Sept. 16, 17 & 18 Only)

Asparagus – $1.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Avocados – Save 20% on Avocados from SavingStar
 
Bananas – $0.50 lb. (Rancho)
Plus earn $0.25 from Ibotta on any brand bananas

Bell Peppers, green – $0.50 each (Ridley’s)

Bell Peppers, red – $0.79 each (Reams)

Broccoli – $0.89 lb. (Reams) OR $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Cantaloupe – $0.25 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 13, 14 & 15 Only) OR $0.34 lb. (Reams) OR $0.39 lb. (Maceys) OR $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Carrots, whole 5 lb. bag – $1.49 each (Rancho)

Cauliflower – $0.89 lb. (Reams) OR $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Celery – $0.50 each (Rancho)

Corn on the Cob, white – $0.25 each (Rancho – Sept. 16, 17 & 18 Only) OR $0.34 each (Reams) 

Garlic, 5 pack – $1.29 each (Rancho)

Grapes, green or globe – $0.89 lb. (Rancho) OR Grapes, black seedless – $0.88 lb. (Sprouts) OR Grapes, red or green – $1.28 lb. (Ridley’s) OR Grapes, red – $1.29 lb. (Maceys)

Honeydew – $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Lettuce, Iceberg – $0.69 each (Rancho)

Lettuce, Red or Green Leaf – $0.95 each (Ridley’s)

Lettuce – Garden Salad, 1 lb. bag – $0.99 each (Rancho)

Mandarins, Clemetines 2 lb. bag – $2.98 each (Sprouts)

Onions, white or yellow – $0.25 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 13, 14 & 15 Only)

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Amazon: Little Tikes Trampoline, Huggies, Wifi Crock Pot & More

Here are some deals that are on Amazon this week:

 

amazon-little-tikes-trampolineIf you are an Amazon Prime member, Amazon.com has Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline for $29.99 (regularly $79.99). This kids’ trampoline features an easy-to-grip padded handlebar for extra stability and has a 1-year limited warranty. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up to receive a FREE 30-day trial here.

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Purchase a 32-count package of Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts for just $5.78 shipped when you clip the 25% off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save on the right side.

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This would be so cool to own! You can purchase a Crock-Pot 6-Quart Wifi for $98.54 shipped (regularly $149.99). With this crock pot, you can adjust the cook time, temperature, shift to warm or even turn it off using the free WeMo App on your mobile device or directly on the unit. This would be great to have when you’re running errands and not at home.

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Purchase a 12-Pack of Purefly Silicone Baking Cups for only $3.99 (regularly $12.99) when you enter promo code B4P6IDY6 at checkout.

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And here are deals on Huggies Diapers and Wipes:

Huggies Little Snugglers Baby Diapers, Size Newborn, 88 Count only $22.69 shipped after you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save. And if you sign up to be an Amazon Family Member (it’s free to sign up with Prime Membership), you’ll save another 20% when you choose Subscribe & Save.

Huggies Little Movers Diapers, Size 3, 174 Count (One Month Supply) only $35.72 shipped after you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save. And if you sign up to be an Amazon Family Member (it’s free to sign up with Prime Membership), you’ll save another 20% when you choose Subscribe & Save.

Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, Refill, Unscented, Hypoallergenic, Aloe and Vitamin E, 552 Count only $11.32 shipped after you clip the $1 off coupon below the price and choose Subscribe & Save. And if you sign up to be an Amazon Family Member (it’s free to sign up with Prime Membership), you’ll save another 20% when you choose Subscribe & Save.

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October is Kids Free Month in San Diego

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If you are planning a family vacation, October is the perfect month to take a trip to San Diego, because the best San Diego attractions are offering free admission for kids the entire month of October, which include Sea World San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and LEGOLAND. And if you book a 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package with Get Away Today, including tickets and hotel stay, you can get an extra $10 off when you use the promo code SCBC.

Get Away Today Layaway Lock In

Get Away Today has a layaway plan that’s only $125 down. If you can’t pay for your whole trip upfront, you can book your trip and make payments each month until three weeks before you trip, when it needs to be paid in full. You can book online Get Away Today.com or call Get Away Today directly at 1-855-GET-AWAY. Be sure to use the promo code SCBC.

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The Best Weekly Grocery Deals (Sept. 7-13)

The Best Weekly Grocery Deals

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Case lot sales have begun! I pick up a lot of my stockpile and food storage items at case lot sales. If you missed it, here’s a video tour of my stockpile. Maceys, Smith’s, Harmons and Reams all have case lot sales going on this week.

  • Maceys case lot sale started this week and will run through September 19, 2016, or if you live in Tooele, it will run through September 21, 2016. Head over to my post here to see which deals you’ll want to grab.
  • Smith’s case lot sale will run through September 13, 2016. I haven’t had time to go through the Smith’s case lot sale deals, so be sure to head over here to see which deals you should get.
  • Harmons has its case lot sale this week. To see Harmons deals, head over here.
  • Reams case lot sale is also this week. Head over here for those deals.
  • Albertsons case lot sale is also this week. Head over here for the deals.

After looking through the weekly ads, here are this week’s best grocery deals in Utah, September 7-13, 2016. Use The Best Weekly Grocery Deals list below to price match at your local Walmart or Target, or you can use the list to see where the best sales are each week and go to one or two stores to grab the deals. If you price match at Target, you’ll need to have the ads with you when you check out.

The items highlighted in red below are really good deals that you should stock up on. And some products have coupons that you can use to get an even better deal with the sale price or after price matching. If you want to receive the SmartSource (SS), Redplum (RP) and P&G coupons, sign up to get a Sunday newspaper subscription for the Deseret News or Salt Lake Tribune for just $20 for one year (52 weeks)! That comes out to be only $0.38 per paper, which is an awesome deal! Head over here for the details.

If you are new to Saving Cent by Cent, read about how I Buy Groceries on a Budget. And be sure to read these Tips on How to Price Match at Walmart, as well as read about the Walmart Savings Catcher program to save more money. In addition, check out these 10 smartphone apps that will save you money on groceries.

 

 

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For those of you who aren’t able to use my Best Weekly Grocery Deals list because you live outside of Utah, you’ll want to check out Deals to Meals. It’s a site that helps people all over the country save money on groceries and save time planning and preparing for meals. If you want to try out Deals to Meals, you can sign up for a FREE 2-week trial here, then after that it’s only $4.95 a month. That’s just a little more than $1 a week, which is a great deal, especially with how much time and hundreds of dollars it will save you.

 

PRODUCE
Apples, Gala – $0.88 lb. (Sprouts) OR $0.89 lb. (Rancho & Reams)

Bananas – $0.34 lb. (Rancho)

Bell Pepper – Red, Orange or Yellow – $0.88 each (Sprouts)
Plus earn $0.25 from Ibotta on any red bell peppers

Blackberries, 4.4-6 oz. – $1.88 each (Ridley’s)

Blueberries, 4.4-6 oz. – $1.88 each (Ridley’s)

Broccoli – $0.88 lb. (Smith’s) OR Broccoli, organic – $0.98 lb. (Sprouts)

Cabbage, green – $0.34 lb. (Reams)

Cantaloupe – $0.25 lb. (Rancho – Sept. 6, 7 & 8 Only)

Carrots, baby peeled 1 lb. bag – $0.88 each (Sprouts) OR $0.98 each (Reams)

Celery – $0.50 each (Rancho) OR $0.88 each (Sprouts & Reams)

Corn on the Cob – $0.34 each (Rancho –  Sept. 6, 7 & 8 Only)

Eggplant – $0.89 each (Rancho)

Grapes, red seedless – $0.77 lb. (Sprouts) OR Grapes, red or green – $1.19 lb. (Rancho)

Kale – $0.98 each (Sprouts)

Lettuce, Iceberg – $0.69 each (Rancho)

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Maceys Case Lot Sale (Sept. 5-19)

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Maceys case lot sale has begun and will run through September 19, 2016. For those of you in Tooele, it will run through September 21, 2016. If you missed my video tour of my food storage and stockpile, head over here to watch it. Below are the case lot deals with the best deals highlighted in red.

Western Family Flour, 25 lbs. – $7.99 each

Western Family Sugar, 25 lbs. – $8.98 each

Western Family Brown or Powdered Sugar, 2 lbs. – $0.98 each (Case of 12 = $11.76)

Western Family Evaporated Milk, 12 oz. – $0.79 each (Case of 24 = 18.96)

Western Family Broth, 14.5 oz. – $0.48 each (Case of 24 = $11.52)

Betty Crocker Brownie Mixes, 18.3-19.9 oz. – $0.79 each (Case of 12 = $9.48)

Western Family Long Grain Rice, 20 lbs. enriched – $9.99 each

Western Family Black or Pinto Beans, 20 lbs. – $13.99 each

Western Family Oats, 42 oz. – $1.89 each (Case of 12 = $22.68)

Pompeian Olive Oil, 68 oz. – $9.99 each

Western Family Canola or Vegetable Cooking Oil, 1 gallon – $6.99 each (Case of 4 = $27.96)

Western Family Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter, 64 oz. – $6.49 each

Western Family Cream Soups, 10.5 oz. – $0.48 each (Case of 24 = $11.52)

Campbell’s Cream Soups, 10.5 oz. – $0.68 each (Case of 48 = 32.64)

Western Family Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, 10.5-10.75 oz. – $0.38 each (Case of 24 = $9.12)

Western Family Tomato Sauce, 8 oz. – $0.25 each (Case of 48 = $12.00)

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My After School Started Back to School Video Shopping Trip

Even though school has started where I live, I went back to school shopping with my kids to find some deals on clothes. It was a great way for me to teach my oldest daughter that you can find cute clothes that don’t cost tons of money. I also share in the video 7 ways to save money on children’s clothing. There are great deals on clothes right now as the stores are trying to close our their fall inventory to make room for their winter inventory. If you can’t play the video above, head over to my YouTube channel here to watch it.

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