I just posted this on reddit, in response to a question, and thought I would cross post here. This feature can be super helpful.
Betty Crocker's site can be helpful while making your menu/grocery list. Once you find a recipe you like, scroll down past the ingredients and you'll find a text box labeled "Save on this recipe!". Once you enter your zip you'll get a list of stores in your area that have ingredients on sale.
For instance if I look at banana bread right now I can see that Aldis has bananas on sale.
Last fall when I was making dishes with butternut squash I got a list of four stores, all with different things on sale.
Link to the banana bread recipe I mentioned: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/banana-bread/51427396-6764-4b0a-a73a...
Jamba Juice is giving away a free 12 ounce juice on August sixth, from nine am to eleven am. The announcement does say "participating locations" so maybe call and make sure your store is taking part in the giveaway before you go.
The USDA has a new portal for new and beginning farmers that has lots and lots of information. For instance I discovered that new and beginning farmers have first dibs on farmland for sale by the USDA? (More info here: http://www.resales.usda.gov/resales/index.jsp)
If you've ever daydreamed about having a homestead you should do yourself a favor and investigate the site.
Target has a mobile coupon program that looks interesting. If you scroll partway down this screen: http://www.target.com/spot/mobile/landing you'll see a place where you can sign up for coupon alerts. Once they are sent to your phone you use them at the register via your phone, no fuss, no messing with paper and scissors and hopefully no forgetting them at home. (Unless of course you forgot your phone, in which case I don't have any useful advice.)
Or if you like to use paper coupons you can print them from the coupon page. There are currently sixteen pages of offerings! 51 of those are for groceries.
Kids USA has a comic to help encourage youngish children to do things around the house that save money. Such as turning of the lights when you aren't using them. As long as they are looking at this cartoon you might as well also talk about turning off water while brushing teeth, etc. That way they can help save money and the planet at the same time.
If you do a little finagling you can get Naked Juice at Walgreens for four bits, ie fifty cents. This deal is good through the twelfth, so should be taken advantage of right away.
The math and coupon details can be found here: http://www.frugallivingnw.com/store-retail-deals/walgreens/walgreens-nak...
Prom can be ridiculously expensive, with some students spending more than the average monthly income for a four member family. The Arbutus Improvement Association is helping out this weekend by giving away prom dresses. There are more than one hundred available. More information can be found here: http://baltimore.craigslist.org/zip/4391349072.html
There are a ton of free recipe sites around but I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Betty Crocker site. Not only are there tons of recipes but they are laid out in an easily searchable format. And they frequently have lots of coupons. There are currently more than 120 dollars worth of coupons available now. http://www.bettycrocker.com/coupons-promotions/coupons/default
For now I leave you with this recipe for Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin. Just the thing for the fall season. The site even goes so far as to tell you which local grocery stores have recipe items on sale. For me there are three stores with butternut squash on sale.
Some of the Best of Tor.com is now available for preorder for the terrific price of zero dollars and zero cents. I've read a few of the short stories before and they are all the kind of terrific storytelling we expect from Tor. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/10/pre-order-some-of-the-best-from-tor-dot...
My mom used to go off on little rants about Bisquick. She said it was only flour and baking powder (I have no idea if there is any truth to this) and it was ridiculous to pay such high prices for a product that only saves on step in the baking process. She would have loved the idea behind these do it yourself mixes.
According to the Loving Life for Less blog the idea is you do the mixing of dry ingredients in advance, put them in a jar and attach the instructions. Then you're set for the next few times you are going to cook these things up.
I might be tempted to get some extra containers and make a bunch of jars worth of mixes. Slap a nice label and a ribbon on them and you have a nice but inexpensive gift.