What can you expect from a cut of beef?

Ever wondered what the difference is in your cuts of beef?

I want to thank Jeff the meat department manager at the the Layton, Utah Ream’s grocery store for providing great information.

Middle meats like Top sirloin, T-bone, bone in rib steak, Tenderloin, Tri-tip, New York, ribeye will be your most tender cuts.

Steaks such as Petite sirloin are a good low cost steak, good flavor not overly tough.

Steaks such as Eye of round, bottom round and tip steaks will be tougher.

Flank and skirt steaks are great when grilled, skirt makes wonderful fajita meat.

Cross rib roast and chuck roast are best for pot roast application, remember that a bone in chuck will have more flavor and that a cross rib if the bone was still in would be a round bone roast.

Rump roast, eye round roast, sirloin tip roast petite sirloin roast are all oven roast.

All roasts will come out very nice in a crock pot.

Ground beef is pretty straight forward, just remember that the higher the number the less fat that is in the ground beef.

Here is a great website for different ways to cook.

Coming soon I will post information on cuts of pork.

Win a SUPER prize on Super Sunday! Win a Harvest 72″ storage shelf from Shelf Reliance!

We are kicking off a new year of SUPER prizes with a new contest for the champion of food storage organization – The Harvest. 

Our friends at Shelf Reliance are helping us give away a Harvest 72″ (Retail value $459.99) to one LUCKY PYP member.

Food storage management has never been easier thanks to the Harvest 72″. Featuring patented front-loading technology that automatically rotates cans on a first in first out basis, the Harvest 72″ is the largest, most popular food rotation system offered by Shelf Reliance. This FRS is easy to adjust for different can sizes and boasts the capacity to hold up to 600 cans. With its easy-fit design and unique features, the Harvest 72″ makes food storage management a breeze.

There are 11 ways to enter.  Click on this link for details and to enter.  Entering on the PYP blog or Facebook does not qualify you to win.

Hope For Haiti Now album download on Amazon $7.99. All proceeds go to Haiti relief.

About Hope for Haiti Now: All proceeds from album sales of Hope for Haiti Now will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, and Yele Haiti Foundation. In addition, all proceeds from the special studio version of “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” by Jay-Z, Bono, the Edge, and Rihanna will go to Partners in Health.

Hope for Haiti Now at Amazon.com LINK

Album Savings: $11.81 compared to buying all songs.
* Original Release Date: January 22, 2010
* Format – Music: MP3
* Compatible with MP3 Players (including with iPodĀ®), iTunes, Windows Media Player

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE eyeglasses at EyeBuyDirect.com!

Today only- Buy 2 prescription eyeglasses, Pay for 1! Get a free pair of eyeglasses of your choice for every pair of prescription eyeglasses you buy.

* Sale ends January 25, 2010
* Minimum order $14.95
* Free eyeglasses- Cheaper of the two
* Offer not including Designer frames
* Offer includes only single vision lenses with anti-scratch coating
* No double discounts- 2-4-1 offer overrides other coupons & discounts

EyeBuyDirect Buy One, Get One Sale

Rite Aid 1/24-1/30

These are the best deals at Rite Aid this week. And, here is a $5/$25 printable coupon to use through 1/31.

Remember: Most times you can only get one single check rebate per item, unless other wise specified. Keep track of what rebates you have already gotten credit for in your account this month. This is the first week of the February rebate program!

Airborne $4.99
Use Airborne Product, any $1/1 (3-1-10) SS-1/17
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate
Final Price: $1.99 after coupon and rebate!

Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel 2 for $4
Use (2) Edge Shave Gel, any .75/1 (3-6-10) SS-1/10
Get a $1 Single Check Rebate on two
Final Price: $.75 cents each after coupons and rebate!

Sensodyne Toothpaste $4.99
Use Sensodyne Iso-Active Foaming Gel or any Sensodyne Toothpaste $1/1 (3-31-10) LOrealRP-1/3
Get a $1 Single Check Rebate
Final Price: $2.99 after coupon and rebate!

Kashi Cereal 2 for $5
Use two of the $1.50/1 printable coupon HERE (sign up for their newsletter)
and also this $1/2 from the Video Values
Final Price: $1 for both boxes after coupons!

Maybelline Cosmetics 40% off regular retail
Use $1/1 mascara Video Values coupon
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate (valid this week only on mascara only)
Final Price: varies but should be really cheap!

B1G1Free (up to $2.69) Halls Cough Drops 30 ct or smaller
Requires in-ad coupon

Also, don’t forget about the P&G promo going on right now! Remember that purchase prices for the rebate are before coupons!

Buy $25 Worth of Select P&G Products, Get $5 back
Buy $50 Worth of Select P&G Products, Get $15 back
Buy $100 Worth of Select P&G Products, Get $35 back

The rebate is in the form of a Visa Rewards Card that will be mailed separately from your Rite Aid Rebate check.

Products include:

Always, Aussie, Bounce, Bounty, Braun, Cascade, Charmin, Cheer, Clairol, Clear Blue, Cover Girl, Daily Definitions, Daisy Razors, Dawn, Downy, Dreft, Duracell, Era, Fibersure, Fixodent, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Infusium, Ivory, Joy, Luvs, Max Factor, Metamucil, Mr Clean, Oil of Olay, Olay, Old Spice, Oral B, Pampers, Pantene, Pepto Bismol, Prilosec OTC, Pringles, Puffs, Safeguard, Scope, Secret, Swiffer, Tag, Tampax, Tide, Vapo Steam, Vaporub, Venus, Vicks (excludes Vicks Vaporizer), Vitality, Wetjet Cleaner, Zest, Zooth.

You can purchase items in separate transactions. GO HERE to read more.

Additional 75% off clearance at Maurices!

Take an additional 75% off previous markdowns at Maurice’s.  Some items are not marked as clearance, so watch for 75% off signs.  TONS of clearance items, all an extra 75% off.  Coats/outerwear are $10-$15, short sleeve shirts $5, long sleeve shirts $6, sweaters $6-$8, and LOTS more!   See the Store Locator at Maurices.com to find a store near you.

Harlem Globetrotters in Salt Lake City – 6 tickets and 6 hot dogs for $99!

The Harlem Globe Trotters are coming to Salt Lake City on Monday, February 8th! CALL Jeremy Ostler @ 801-325-7208 to order lower bowl tickets without any extra fees! Or, click on THIS LINK  to order online, just enter the promo code jo7208 for this and other Energy Solutions Arena offers.

Seven 12 packs of Pepsi for $3.50 after checkout coupon and mail-in rebate! Valid in Utah, maybe other states.

On the Grocery Smarts Walgreen’s shopping list for Utah this week is a Pepsi/Frito Lay promo.  (Scroll to the bottom of the shopping list.)  The printable mail-in rebate is available in AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, SD, UT, VA, VT and WV, so if you live in these states, check your Walgreens to see if they have the Pepsi/Frito Lay promo going on.

Spend $20 on the following products and receive a $10 checkout coupon for your next purchase. Limit of 1 per household.

Buy 7 12 packs of Pepsi = $21.00
Get $10 back via checkout coupon (Valid for $10 off your next order.)
Get $7.50 back via mail with printable Coors rebate at this link (4th rebate shown)
Final price is essentially $3.50 for 7 12 packs of Pepsi!

Rebate details: 
Coors Light  $7.50 back by mail.   Purchase $20 worth of Tostitos Chips, Tostitos Dips, Pepsi Carbonated Soft Drinks, Condiments, Plastic Cups, Ice, Paper Plates, and/or Deli Items (any brand, any size).
Compliments of Coors Dept# 101061
Offer is good only for residents of AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, SD, UT, VA, VT and WV.  No beer purchase required. Offer valid through 2/8/2010.

FREE $10 Target gift card with purchase of any new or transferred prescription!

FREE $10 Target gift card with purchase of any new or transferred prescription! Print the coupon at THIS LINK. It’s on page 2.

Wilton 3 piece Cupcake set $14.81 + shipping or pick up in-store at Sam’s Club

Wilton Cupcake Set – 3 pcs.
List $44.95 (ranges from $29 + shipping to $45 shipped at Amazon)
Now $14.81
Requires Sam’s Club membership card.

Available for shipping, or use Click and Pull to order online for in-store pickup. (Availability will vary by store.)

The baking queen or king will enjoy every piece this set has to offer. The 3 piece set includes: 12 cup non-stick standard size muffin pan, 23 count cupcake stand, and 3-in-one cake caddy that can safely transport 12 standard size cupcakes, 24 mini cupcakes, or a 9″ x 13″ cake.

  • 12 cup non-stick muffin pan provides easy release and cleanup
  • standard size cupcakes or other desserts
  • 3-in-one carrier safely transports 12 standard cupcakes, 24 mini cupcakes, or one 9″ x 13″ cake


Get a FREE Desk Calendar from Walgreens.com – just pay $5.99 shipping

 Get a FREE Desk Calendar from Walgreens.com – just pay $5.99 shipping
Enter code FREE4U at checkout.
Shipping is $5.99

  • Enjoy your photos 365 days a year!
  • Add your own photos to each month
  • Perfect for home or office

Walgreens.com LINK

Click on Photo, then Desk Calendar

Coupon code FREE4U valid for one use per account per customer thru January 23, 2010. Coupon code must be entered at time of checkout to apply. Photo cart must include your desk calendar at time of checkout to qualify. One free desk calender per customer. Taxes and shipping charges will be added to your order. Order must be placed by logged-in customer by January 23, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Multiple coupon codes may or may not be used based on cart contents. Offer valid online only

What’s for dinner?

Did you know that Pinching Your Pennies has a forum called “Pennies Per Serving”? In this forum you will find recipe ideas, help, and inspiration for weeknight dinners. See what other people are eating, try something new, or share your ideas and tips with others.

Find out what’s for dinner tonight 1/21/2010.

CVS shopping lists – current and preview of next weeks sales!

The following links can be used to access the GrocerySmarts CVS lists in the specified areas. This list is made using the Arizona ad. Some sale prices may differ slightly from area to area, but all coupon information is specific for the areas listed below.

*Feel free to share additional deals you find!

*Arizona CVS PREVIEW List* 1/24 – 1/30
Arizona CVS CURRENT List 1/17 – 1/23

California – North
*California North CVS PREVIEW List* 1/24 – 1/30
California North CVS CURRENT List 1/17 – 1/23

California – South
*Californa South CVS PREVIEW List* 1/24 – 1/30
California South CVS CURRENT List 1/17 – 1/23

*Idaho CVS PREVIEW List* 1/24 – 1/30
Idaho CVS CURRENT List 1/17-1/23

*Nevada CVS PREVIEW List* 1/24 – 1/30
Nevada CVS CURRENT List 1/17-1/23

Find additional deals and deal discussion at THIS LINK.

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Buffet or $5.99 Lunch at Sweet Tomatoes

Click here to print coupons valid at Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant.

Free Coupon Booklet worth $17 Savings from ConAgra Foods & Walmart

Click here to register for a Free Coupon Booklet worth $17.00 in Savings from ConAgra Foods & Walmart.

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