Demoulas Market Basket Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 3/1-3/7


Here’s what you can find for deals in this week’s Market Basket ad. To view this week’s actual Market Basket ad scan, go here. This ad is good from 3/1 through 3/7

Meat & Seafood:

Center Cut Pork Chops $1.99/lb
Boneless Sirloin Tip Steak $6.99/lb
Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Breast $3.99/lb

Harvestland Chicken Drumstick $1.49/lb
-$1/1 HERE
=final price varies


Thin’n Trim Roast Beef $7.99/lb
Market Basket Ham $3.99/lb
Baby Swiss Cheese $3.99/lb

Kayem Artisan Sausage $2.99
-$1/1 HERE
=$1.99 after coupon

Sara Lee Lunch Meats $3.59
-$1/1 HERE
=$2.59 after coupon


Brussel Sprouts $1.99/lb
Imported Juicy Nectarines .99/lb
Red Peppers $1.49/lb

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Get Creative When Looking for Family Fun

Its the middle of our school February vacation and my son is bouncing off the walls.  The weather is also a problem this week…the problem coming in the negative wind chill temperatures, so outdoor activities are extremely limited.  That’s when a parent has to get creative with fun activities that can be done indoors.  Need some ideas? Here are a few of our favorite things to do to combat boredom:

waterpark1. Go Swimming! There are such things as indoor water parks and those can be lots of fun and huge energy release for kids.  This is a great alternative to taking a vacation to someplace warm in order to get rid of the winter blues. For about $30 a day per person, you can spend the entire day at an indoor waterpark.  If you don’t have an indoor waterpark nearby, call around to local hotels that offer indoor pools, many will allow day users access to the pool for a small fee, usually under $10! For example, our local Holiday Inn Express charges $5 per person to use their pool and hot tub.


library2. Go Old School! To your pubic library that is. If its been a while since you’ve visited your local library, you are missing out.  Many libraries offer children’s programs like story time, crafts and workshops for free or nominal fees.  In addition to the obvious resource the library is for books and movies, some also offer free or discount passes to local museums and attractions.  For example, there are a couple libraries in my area that offer discount passes to places in Boston like the Children’s Museum, Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium.

playground3. Take the Play Indoors! The playground is our go-to option when my son has extra energy to burn off, but in this type of weather, its not an option.  Did you know that there are such a thing as indoor playgrounds? I’ve noticed several new businesses in our area that charge about $10 or less for admission to indoor playgrounds that include inflatable slides, bounce houses and obstacle courses.  Many of these facilities offer a cafe for food service and WiFi, so even mom and dad are happy campers.  If you are on a tight budget, you can also check out fast food restaurants that may have an indoor playplace, like McDonald’s.  Plan a snack or lunch date there and take advantage of the playground at the same time.

99 Calorie Skinny Brownies Recipe

I am the first to admit it, I am a choco-holic. I love fudgy, chewy brownies, they really hit the spot when I need to satisfy my craving my chocolate and something sweet. But with the traditional brownie being around 300 calories, its not worth it. Before you give up on eating brownies ever again, check out this super yummy, chewy brownie recipe. Each brownie has only 99 calories!


Skinny Brownies

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 T Truvia
  • 6 oz plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 T semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat your oven at 350 degrees F. Spray an 8″x8″ glass pan with cooking spray.

2. Set aside the chocolate chips. Mix the rest of the ingredients together until combined.

3. Pour batter into the greased pan and sprinkle with the chocolate chips.

4. Bake for 20-22 minutes until brownies are set. Do not overcook as they will loose their chewy texture.

5. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!

Of course if you don’t want to use Truvia, you can substitute it by using an additional 1/3-1/2 cup of sugar, but that will also up your calories considerably. For those that are gluten-free, I actually made this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (be sure to add some xanthan gum) Just do an equal substitution of the regular flour and it comes out fantastic.

Nutritional Information:

99 Calories
2.1g of fat
117g sodium
19.6g carbs
1.8g fiber
4.3g protein

Shaw’s Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 2/27-3/5

Here is the preview for next week’s Shaw’s ad starting Friday. To view the Shaw’s ad scan, go here.


Items highlighted in green are included in the “Mix & Match” sale where you must buy in increments of 6 to get the sale price.

3 Day Sale-Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

DiGiorno Pizza $3.99, Limit 3
-$2/2 Red Plum 1/25
=$2.99 each after coupon

Sweet Seedless Clementines 5 lb box $4.44

Maxwell House Coffee $5.99 (Limit 1)

Utz chips B1G2 (Limit 1)

Bounty 6 Roll $5.99, Limit 1
-.25/1 P&G 1/25
=$5.49 after coupon doubles

Charmin 6 Mega or 12 Double Roll $5.99, Limit 1
-.55/1 HERE
=$4.89 after coupon doubles

New Orleans Raw Shrimp $5.99/lb

Boneless Chuck Roast or Steak $2.99/lb, 3 lbs+

Meat & Seafood:

Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster .88/lb
Fresh Ground Beef 80% Lean $2.99/lb, 3 lbs+
Cook’s Ham Steaks $3.99/lb


Signature Ham or Turkey Breast $5.99/lb
Shaw’s Bologna $1.99/lb
Finlandia Cheese $6.99/lb


Fresh Asparagus $1.77/lb
Broccoli crowns $1.49/lb
California Oranges 4 lb bag $3.99

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Fun at Great Wolf Lodge New England


My family and I were lucky enough to be invited to Great Wolf Lodge New England this past weekend to preview what special events they have in store for the upcoming season.


My son’s favorite part of the weekend was experiencing Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland, with gorgeously decorated Christmas trees, twinkling holiday lights and out of this world hot chocolate complimented with homemade marshmallows. Oh and did I mention the snow! Yes, you will be able to experience a festive holiday experience that includes an indoor “snowstorm”!


My favorite part of the weekend was the fact that we never had to leave the property, just relax and have fun! With on-site restaurants that have everything from chicken fingers and fries to a tasty sit-down meal, you don’t need to leave to find something to eat.  What I also loved is that your wrist band that gives you access to the water parks was also your room key and it allowed you the option to charge items to your room so you didn’t have to carry around your wallet.


We also enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning at the Lodge Wood Fire Grill that included an omelet station and a very fresh fruit salad, pastries and (to my husband’s delight), all you can eat bacon! We spent most of our time in the water parks, my son and the Slap Tail Pond wave pool and the Crooked Creek lazy river were inseparable.  The Howlers Peak Ropes Course, which is included in the cost of your room, was also a big hit with both a smaller course for the little tikes and a bigger one for older kids and adults.

This was our family’s first trip to a Great Wolf Lodge and in the words of my 6 year old, “I love it.” It was two days of non-stop fun and we cannot wait to go back again.







Great Wolf Lodge New England hosted my family for this weekend getaway, however any opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts and we genuinely enjoyed our stay and would recommend this resort wholeheartedly.

Demoulas Market Basket Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 2/22-2/28


Here’s what you can find for deals in this week’s Market Basket ad. To view this week’s actual Market Basket ad scan, go here. This ad is good from 2/22 through 2/28

Meat & Seafood:

Pork Tenderloin $3.79/lb
Chicken Tenders $2.99/lb
Bottom Round Roast $4.29/lb

Johnsonville Italian Sausage $4.49
-$1/2 SmartSource 1/11
=$3.99 each after coupon


Thin’n Trim Ham $4.99/lb
Market Basket Small Bologna $2.99/lb
Market Basket American Cheese $2.99/lb

Jennie-O Turkey Breast $3.99/lb
-$1/1 HERE
=$2.99 for 1 lb after coupon

Jennie-O Cooked Turkey Bacon $1.99
-.55/2 HERE
=$1.77 each after coupon

Hormel Rev Wrap $1.39
-$1/2 HERE
=.89 each after coupon

Hormel Natural Choice Deli Meat $3.49
-.50/1 SmartSource 1/18
=$2.99 after coupon


Foxy Romaine Hearts 2/$4
Blackberries 2/$3
Red Delicious Apples 5 lb bag $2.99

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Shaw’s Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 2/20-2/26

Here is the preview for next week’s Shaw’s ad starting Friday. To view the Shaw’s ad scan, go here.

Select Kraft brand products (labeled with a “*”), buy 6 and save $6 instantly

3 Day Sale-Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

Eye or Bottom Round Roast or Steak $2.99/lb

Fresh Express Blends $1.88
-$1/2 HERE
=$1.38 each after coupon

Grape Tomatoes $1.88

Tropicana Orange Juice $1.88
-$1/1 SmartSource 1/11
=.88 after coupon

Filippo Berio Olive Oil 50.7 oz $7.99

Friendly’s Ice Cream or Novelties $1.99

Haddock Fillets $7.99/lb

Meat & Seafood:

Boneless Chicken Breast $1.88/lb, 3 lbs+
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops $2.99/lb, 3 lbs+
Fresh Ground Beef 80% Lean $3.49/lb, 3 lbs+


Signature Turkey Breast or Ham $6.99/lb
Signature Roast Beef $8.99/lb
Land O Lakes American Cheese $4.99/lb

Kayem Artisan Sausage $3.99
-$1/1 HERE
=$2.99 after coupon


All Purpose Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.88
Florida Strawberries 2 lbs $3.77
Green Asparagus $2.99/lb

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Doctor on Demand

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Doctor On Demand. I received a free trial coupon code to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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Have you ever wished you could communicate with a doctor from the comfort of your own home or office? Last month I experienced a full-blown case of the flu and barely felt well enough to walk to 10 feet from my bed to the bathroom and couldn’t even imagine having to get dressed and drive to the doctor’s office.  I wish I had known about Doctor on Demand because I could’ve had professional medical care and advice without ever having to leave my bed.

Doctor on Demand is a service that provides Video Visits with board certified physicians, psychologists and lactation consultants using your smartphone, computer or tablet.  How does this all work? Simply download the free Doctor on Demand app and sign up for the service directly through the app.

Right now they have a special promo where your first session is FREE using the code KNOWS15.  After your initial session, each 15 minute medical session is just $40 or a 25 minute psychiatric session is $50.  The type of issues that Doctor on Demand would be great for is not just limited to the flu, but also sore throats, rashes, eye conditions, travel or sports issues, UTI, stress/anxiety, depression and eating problems.

You receive professional medical advice for your issue and you never have to leave your home! A brilliant idea that is great for busy parents who are trying to balance it all.

Demoulas Market Basket Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 2/15-2/21


Here’s what you can find for deals in this week’s Market Basket ad. To view this week’s actual Market Basket ad scan, go here. This ad is good from 2/15 through 2/21

Meat & Seafood:

Boneless NY Petite Sirloin $4.49/lb
Boneless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb
Boneless Pork Butt Roast $2.59/lb


Market Basket Cooked Ham $2.99lb
Wunderbar German Bologna $1.99/lb
McCadam Muenster Cheese $3.99/lb


Yellow Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.99
Imported Blackberries 2/$4
Peaches, Plums or Nectarines $1.49/lb

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Homemade Take-Out with Blue Dragon + GIVEAWAY!

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Blue Dragon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

I will readily admit that I am no gourmet chef.  Which is quite unfortunate considering I enjoy, authentic flavorful dishes and easily get bored with the same old bland chicken that we have several times a week.  This is why I was thrilled to be invited to try Blue Dragon’s line of products that make it easy and simple to make flavorful dishes from Thailand, China, Japan and Vietnam all in the comfort of your own kitchen.  Blue Dragon provides a line of products such as stir-fry sauces, noodles, wrappers and dipping sauces that inspire you to skip the takeout restaurant and create Asian inspired meals at home.


I know what you are thinking, ordering take out is a time saver for busy families like yours. This is not necessarily true. Between ordering the food, driving to the restaurant and back, it usually takes up about an hour of our time. While using Blue Dragon’s stir-fry sauces, I was able to create my own homemade take out in a matter of 15 minutes. What I liked best about Blue Dragon’s stir-fry sauces is that you are not limited to one or two flavors. They have a nice variety of sauces that allow you to create whatever meal your taste buds crave, anything from a slightly spicy General Tao’s sauce to a savory Broccoli Beef.

My husband absolutely loves pad thai, so we decide to try that stir-fry sauce first.  The recipe we found on Blue Dragon’s website was super easy to follow and only took 15 minutes to prepare and was an awesome, authentic and very flavorful dish! Using a wok to cook the dish added to the authenticity, but you can still pull off tasty results in a large saucepan.  Easy, simply and delicious—-winner winner Pad Thai Shrimp Dinner!


To pique your interest further, you have the opportunity taste Blue Dragon’s products a sampling event near you. Events will be held at your local Shaw’s, Roche Brothers, Hannaford, Market Basket and Stop & Shop. One of my favorite stores, the Market Basket in Nashua, NH will be hosting a tasting event on Friday February 13th from 11 am to 6pm.



One lucky This Mama Knows reader will win a Blue Dragon prize pack, including a wok, spatula, chopsticks, take-out containers, cookbook and of course a sampling of Blue Dragon products!


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Deadline for entries is Wednesday February 18th at 12 midnight.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond via email before a new winner is selected.  By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to my terms of use. Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.


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