Target K-Cup Deal


If you need to stock up on k-cups, here’s a great chance to do so and without ever needing to leave your house! My stock up price on k-cups is anything less than .50 per k-cup and this deal easily beats that price.

This week at Target, both in-store and online, select varieties of k-cups are buy 2, get 1 free. In store the prices are $10.99 for a 18 ct box of Green Mountain Coffee or $8.99 for Eight O’clock brand. I took advantage of ordering them online, getting an even better deal. Here’s the breakdown:

Buy (3) Green Mountain K-Cups 18 ct boxes $9.99 (online price is cheaper!)
minus “FREE” box for buying 2
=$19.98 for all 3 boxes!

If you have a Target Red Card, you also score an additional 5% off your total, bringing it down to $18.98, or just .35 per k-cup.


Also, if you shop through a cashback website like Ebates (2.5% cashback) or (5% cashback), it could bring the net cost of each k-cup to as low as .33!

Discovering Aldi’s…


Perhaps I am just easily amused, but this past weekend while shopping for a shed (I know, thrilling–right?!), I spotted an Aldi’s market. I have read about this store on coupon blogs and always fascinated to see the great prices they have, but had never realized that they had location near me. With our family’s boycott of Market Basket in full swing, we needed to stop somewhere for just a few groceries. It as either check out Aldi’s or suffer by shopping at the Walmart Supercenter (which I hate with a passion). Aldi’s it was!

Aldi’s is a low cost, no frills mini-grocery store. When I say mini, I am referring to physical size of the store and the fact that they carry only 1,400 items when a regular grocery store has 30,000. Also, about 95% of the product in their store is their own store brand, although they do carry a few national brand items. Another thing about Aldi is that you need come with a quarter in order to get a grocery cart unlocked and your own grocery bags. They also do not accept credit cards, just cash and debit cards using a PIN number. All of these quirks are designed to keep the costs down and the savings are passed along to the customer through lower prices.


I found the prices in general to be much cheaper than Market Basket’s store brands. For example, a box of store brand saltine crackers at Market Basket is $1.50–at Aldi’s it was .89! A jar of store brand peanut butter at Market Basket is $2.39–at Aldi’s it was $1.49. A 4 lb bag of granulated sugar was $1.89 at Aldi’s and $2.49 at Market Basket. You get the picture. They also have their own store brand of gluten free products called GLife—everything from granola bars to baking mixes to frozen pizzas.


I was also quite impressed with the produce prices. A pound of bananas was .33, compared to .49 at Market Basket. Red or green seedless grapes were .99 per pound and peaches and plums were just .35 each. The quality seemed just as good as any other grocery store too. They also have fresh meat, which I didn’t look too closely at since I am very picky about my meat, but did notice that they had organic grass feed hamburger for $4.49/lb.

While the nearest Aldi’s to me is about a 45 minutes drive, I won’t be making any special trips to shop there, but when I am in the area again, I’d definitely shop there.  On this visit the cashier told me that the store was in rough shape because of the extra shoppers due to the Market Basket boycott, so I can’t wait to see what a fully stocked Aldi’s looks like.

Shaw’s Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 8/1-8/7

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

3 Day Sale-Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

Jersey Peaches .77/lb

Lay’s Chips $1.99, Limit 4

Prince Pasta .77, Limit 8

Chobani Greek Yogurt .88, Limit 8

Jumbo Sea Scallops $14.99/lb

St. Louis Ribs $2.49/lb

Meat & Seafood:

Sanderson Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.69/lb, 3 lbs+
Assorted Pork Chops $1.88/lb, 3 lbs+
Fresh Ground Beef 80% Lean $2.99/lb, 3 lbs+

Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams $3.99
-$1/1 HERE
=$2.99 after coupon


Signature Roast Beef $8.99/lb
Tribe Hummus B1G2 ($3.99)
Finlandia Swiss Cheese $6.99/lb

Dietz & Watson Ham, Turkey or Chicken Breast $7.99/lb
-.75/1 HERE
=$6.49 for 1 lb after coupon doubles

Hillshire Farm Sausage or Lunchmeat $2.99
-$3/3 in-ad manufacturer’s copuon
=$1.99 each after coupon


Strawberries 2 lbs $3.88
Romaine Hearts 2/$4
Imported Navel Oranges 3 lbs $3.99

Fresh Express Baby Blends 2/$5, $1 instant savings when you buy 2
-$1/2 HERE
=$1.50 each after coupon

[Read more...] Pantry: Your New LOW COST Grocery Source!


Frustrated that you don’t have time to chase down the deals? Or how about your favorite grocery store in turmoil (ahem….Market Basket)? If you are an Amazon Prime member, you have access to Amazon Pantry, where you can order single items like a bottle of ketchup or a package of Oreos.  With to the Amazon Prime Pantry store, where you pay a shipping fee of $5.99 per order, no matter the size and you have access to these low prices. Here are a few examples:

I know my grocery prices quite well, and these prices are cheaper than the prices you see at Walmart, Market Basket, Shaw’s and Hannaford.  Factor in the convenience and its a good option!

Hannaford Deals 7/27-8/2

hannafordSince shopping at Market Basket in the foreseeable future isn’t an option, I am going to post the deals to be found at Hannaford as well as continue to post the deals at Shaw’s.  Keep in mind that prices can vary slightly between Hannaford locations.

Meat & Seafood:

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.78/lb, 3-5 lb package
USDA Choice Shoulder Steak for London Broil $2.99/lb
Boneless Pork Sirloin Steak $1.99/lb

Johnsonville Fresh Breakfast Sausage $3.29
-$1/1 HERE
=$2.29 after coupon


Taste of Inspirations Black Forest Ham $6.99/lb
Carolina Turkey Breast $3.99/lb
German Bologna $2.49/lb

Galbani Fresh Mozzarella Cheese $3.99
-$1/1 or $3/2 HERE
=as low as $2.49 each after coupon


Blueberries $1.88
Hannaford Red Potatoes 4 lb bag $1.99
Koru Apples $1.29/lb

Marie’s Salad Dressing $2.99
-$1/1 HERE
=$1.99 after coupon

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Garlicky Zucchini Noodles


If you have a vegetable garden or frequent farm stands, you may have noticed that zucchini season is in full swing.  I’m always on the lookout for recipes using our zucchini bumper crop and when I spotted this recipe in the newest issue of Better Homes & Garden, I knew I had to try it.  It was delish! Nice combination of flavors, sweet and salty along with crunchy of the nuts and the softness of the “noodles.”

Garlicky Zucchini Noodles

source: Better Homes & Garden, August 2014

2 medium zucchini
3 Tbsp walnut oil or olive oil
6 cloves of garlic, smashed, peeled and halved
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
4 thin slices prosciutto, torn
1 medium green apple, thinly sliced
4 oz soft goat cheese

1. Using a spiral vegetable slice (like this one I just bought from, cut zucchini into long thin noodles.
2. In a large skillet heat 2 Tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until just starting to brown.
3. Add zucchini; cook and toss with tongs for 1 minute. Transfer to a serving bowl.
4. Add walnuts to the skillet and stir for 1-2 minutes until toasted. Add to bowl with zucchini. Add 1/2 tsp kosher salt and crushed red pepper and toss.
5. Add remaining 1 Tbsp of oil to the skillet and then add prosciutto. Cook 1 minute or until browned and crisp. Add to zucchini mixture along with the apples. Top with goat cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

217 calories
18g fat
13 mg cholesterol
405g sodium
9g carbs
2g fiber
8g protein

Attention Market Basket shoppers…


I know many of you visit This Mama Knows to get the deal match ups for Market Basket, the Google analytics info tells me that.  So, I am sure you are well aware of the debacle going on at all Market Basket stores, empty shelves and parking lots that are ghost towns—minus the store employees and supporters holding signs in support of the ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas.

I am just amazed (and I am not using that word lightly) that so many employee and customers are flocking to support a person.  But after reading countless stories about Arthur T.’s selfless acts and generosity, I am not surprised one bit.  I was in a Market Basket store last Saturday morning and the shelves were already becoming bare.  Again for curiosity’s sake, I stopped in on Monday and the situation was even worse, no produce, no fresh meat, no seafood and the other shelves were only about 1/4 the way stocked.  For that reason, in addition to supporting the protesters I did my grocery shopping elsewhere this week.  My wallet took a bit more of hit than normal, but I just had to get creative and deal with it.

If you are a Market Basket shopper and feeling the pain in the wallet for having (or choosing) to shop elsewhere, here are some suggestions for you:

  • Hannaford: If you aren’t familiar with Hannaford, they are a great store, the produce and meat are really high quality.  You can even check the prices of nearly every item they carry in a particular store on their website.  You can also view their sales flyer online as well.  Their prices do vary slightly depending on the location.
  • Shaw’s:  Yes, Shaw’s is expensive for most things, but if you shop just their sale items and use coupons, you can find some great deals there that even beat Market Basket prices.  The best deals this week at Shaw’s can be found here.
  • Shop local farmers markets or farm stands, meat markets and local stores.  For example, my local small town convenience store has a butcher counter and sells ground beef for $3.99/lb.  It is ground fresh to order and is from a local farm and is the best tasting beef.
  • Trader Joe’s:  The past two weeks I have done my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s.  Its not convenient for me to go that often, but I love the stuff they carry.  The organic produce is very reasonable ($2.99 for 3 pack of romaine hearts!) and they have a nice selection of gluten free items too.  Their frozen pizzas are some of the best as well.  They also accept manufacturer’s coupons.

For those that are interested in keeping up with the latest new about the Market Basket strike and protest, check out several Facebook pages that have been set up:

-Save Artie T. & Save Market Basket

-Save Market Basket

FREE $5 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card + FREE Medium Beverage


TODAY only, when you download the Dunkin Donuts app and sign up for the DD Perks program, you have the chance to score a FREE medium beverage and an additional $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card when you load an existing card to your account.  Here’s how: first download the free app onto your phone, open the app and follow the prompts to sign up and load a card onto your account.  When you load the card, use the promo code BONUS5 and a $5 gift card will be added to your account! The coupon for the free medium beverage will be emailed to you instantly as well.  FREE ice lattes are calling my name!

Shaw’s Ad Scan + Coupon Match Ups 7/25-7/31

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

3 Day Sale-Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

Sanderson Farms Split Chicken $1.49/lb

Hass Avocado .88

Red or Yellow Mangoes .88

Tide 92-100 oz $8.99, Limit 1
-$1.50/1 HERE
=$7.49 after coupon

Hood Ice Cream or Novelties $1.99, Limit 4
-$1/2 HERE
=$1.49 each after coupon

Poland Spring Water 24 pack $2.99

Live Chicken Lobster $5.99/lb

Meat & Seafood:

Pork Sirloin Chops $1.49/lb
Eye Round Steak $4.29/lb
Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast $2.99/lb

Pick 4 $19.99:
*Perdue Perfect Portions
-$1/1 HERE
*Ground Beef 80% Lean
*Johnsonville Italian Sausage or Bratwurst
-$1/1 HERE
*Boneless Center Cut Loin Chops
*Marinated Turkey or Chicken Tips
*DiLuigi Shaved Steak
*Lloyd’s St. Louis Jr. Ribs
-$1/1 HERE
*Perdue Bagged Chicken


Ham, all brands $5.99/lb
Dietz & Watson Chicken Breast $8.99/lb
Dietz & Watson Cheese $5.99/lb

Kayem Artisan Sausage $4.99
-$1/1 HERE
=$3.99 after coupon


Northwest Cherries $2.47/lb
Maine Broccoli Crowns .99/lb
Green Peppers $1.49/lb

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