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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Menu Plans

If you’re planning on hosting a festive party this December, pretty soon they’ll be people ringing your doorbell, mingling in your living space, and raving over your cooking. Fortunately for you, it’s not very difficult to put together a few tasty treats without resorting to smashing open the piggy bank.

Rather than plowing in the kitchen all day with sit-down dinner intentions, it may be easier to prepare smaller, hand-held bites which can be made ahead of time and reheated closer to party time. And when you see your table lined with your carefully planned menu full of ingredients that you bought while on sale, you’ll be smiling while your guests leave with a cheerfully full heart and stomach.

The prices listed below are an average price based on what’s on sale this week so you’ll have something to compare to your shopping list for your local grocery store.

Festive Cranberry Punch – Recipe

cranberry juice cocktail – $2.09
orange juice – $2.50
lemon-lime soda – 99¢
oranges – $2.99 per 4 lb. bag

Tiny Tomato Tarts – Recipe

pie crusts – $2.50
canned diced tomatoes – 59¢
mayonnaise – $3
shredded cheese – $2

Bacon-Wrapped Avocados – Recipe

bacon $3.50
avocado – $1 ea.
brown sugar – 99¢

Korean Barbecued Meatballs – Recipe

ground beef – $2.49 lb.
onions – 99¢ lb.
green onions – 59¢ ea.
vegetable oil – $2.50
sugar – $1.99

Cranberry Hand Pies – Recipe

flour – $2
sugar – $1.99
butter – $2.50
cranberries – $1.99
vanilla extract – $4.99

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    • Toni Woodbury

      Hot mulled cider: Buy Simply Apple juice–it tastes like fresh-made cider and has no preservatives. To each 59-oz. bottle of juice, add 1/8 tsp. each of each of the following spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Replace the lid and shake it up a little. You can do this the day before and store in the refrigerator. For the party, pour the juice into a large pot on the stove or else into a crockpot, and heat. Keep warm for your guests. This stuff is always a crowd pleaser. I make a lot of it and there is never any of it left.