Derek…Thanks for the article!
Derek…Thanks for the article!
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a grain; it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy, slightly crunchy and subtly flavored. It actually cooks and tastes like a grain, making it an excellent replacement for grains that are difficult to digest or feed candida (a systemic fungal infection). Some of the nutrients in quinoa include: Complete protein. Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles. Magnesium helps relax your muscles and blood vessels and effects blood pressure. Quinoa contains high levels of this vital nutrient. Fiber: Quinoa is a wonderful way to ensure that you consume valuable fiber that eases elimination and tones your colon. Manganese and copper: Quinoa is a good source of these minerals that act as antioxidants in your body to get rid of dangerous cancer and disease-causing substances. Compared to other grains, quinoa is higher in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc than wheat, barley, or corn. Quinoa, in its whole grain form, may be effective in preventing and treating these conditions:Breast cancer, Diabetes, Insulin resistance.
This is a great article that I found from the Center of Media Research by Jack Loechner.
“A soon to be released study from Coupons.com, in conjunction with GfK Knowledge Networks, to identify the shopping behavior of the digital coupon user, shows that digital coupon users shop more frequently and spend significantly more during each trip than the average U.S. consumer.
The study, based on more than 200,000 households using digital coupons, and compared to 2.3 million shoppers, tell us that “…brands wanting to reach heavy grocery spenders… (should) strongly consider digital coupon sites as an important piece of their coupon and brand advertising market mix…” says Neal Heffernan, SVP/GM, Behavioral Insights Group at GfK Knowledge Networks
Heffernan continued by noting that “… the findings are unique from other studies… (in that) the research measures actual purchase behavior, not purchase intent… “
Higlights of the 52 week study included these digital coupon user facts:
In addition, Coupons.com also released the results of a second research project designed to measure timing of the next anticipated shopping trip, showing that 62% of visitors to Coupons.com planned to visit a grocery store within 2 days of printing coupons, or saving them to a loyalty card, and in fact 43% planned to shop within the next 24 hours.
The study asked Coupons.com users in January, 2012, “When is your next grocery shopping trip?” and found that:
Some more interesting “coupon” facts include:
For the slide show and additional information from Coupons.inc, please visit here.”
Here are the grocery deals round up for 1/11 through 1/17. Thank you to Julia from Confessions of a Frugal Mind and Sara from The Millennial Housewife for sharing their favorite deals. Don’t forget to visit their blogs for their full list of deals.
Fareway and Hy-Vee are having Friday the 13th sales this week – check out all of their great deals!!
Sara’s favorite deals at Fareway:
Purex Laundry Detergent (50oz) – $1.99 with Fareway Super Coupon
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $1.69/lb
Bananas – $0.39/lb
Folgers Coffee (10.3-11.3 oz)- $3.99 each
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 12/4 Redplum insert
$3.49 each after coupon
FAREWAY FRIDAY THE 13TH SALE:
Large Eggs (one dz) – $0.49 each with Fareway Coupon
Russett Potatoes (15lb bag) – $3.88 each
Julia’s favorite Fareway Deals: AE Yogurt
Julia’s favorite Hy-Vee Deals: $0.99 Wonder Bread during their 13 hour sale on Friday!
Julia’s full list of Dahl’s Deals
Happy 2012 Everyone! Here are some fantastic deals from our local grocery stores for the start of the new year.
Sara’s Favorite Fareway Deals:
Boneless Rump Roast – $1.99/lb
Pillsbury Cake Mix – $0.97 each
Pillsbury Frosting – $1.48 each
Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent – $11.88 each
Use $2/1 coupon from the 1/1 PG insert
$9.88 each after coupon
Julia’s Favorite Fareway Deals:
Baby Carrots $0.88 each
Dole Celery – $0.77 each
Frosted Toast Crunch Cereal – $1.88 each
Julia’s Favorite Hy-Vee Deals are part of the 2 day sale! Read her full list for details!
Julia’s Favorite Dahl’s Deals – Check out her Dahl’s post for the awesome savings going on there this week.
Just a few more shopping days left before the big day! There are some great grocery deals at our local stores this week, just in time for Christmas dinner. Thank you to Sara from The Millennial Housewife and Julia from Confessions of a Frugal Mind for contributing their favorite deals this week!
Sara’s Favorite Deals from Fareway:
John Morrell Spiral Sliced Half Ham – $1.88/lb
Fastco Broth Basted Turkey – $0.69/lb
Green Giant Corn or Green Beans – 5/$3
Buy 4 and use $1/4 coupon from the 11/13 GM insert
$0.35 each after coupon
Julia’s Favorite Deals at Fareway:
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls & Nabisco Crackers for $1.32 each
Julia’s Favorite Deals at Hy-Vee:
Fave deals are Campbell’s Cream Soups & Hy-Vee Corn & Green Beans
with B2G1 Free coupon
If you would like to share your favorite deals, send us an email at email@example.com and we will add you to our list!
Julia’s favorite deals at Hy-Vee:
Pepsi 12 packs 4 for $8 with coupon
$0.69 Cool Whip
Julia’s favorite deal at Dahl’s:
Free Tone’s mini spices with coupon
Julia’s favorite deal at Fareway:
2 DiGiorno pizzas for $8 with coupon
Sara’s favorite deals at Fareway:
Butter Kernel Corn or Green Beans – 2/$1
Nestle Chocolate Chips – $1.99 each
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 11/6 Redplum insert
$1.49 each after coupon
Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup – $0.59 each
Swanson’s Broth – 2/$1
Buy 3 and use $0.50/3 coupon from the 11/6 Smartsource insert
$0.33 each after coupon
It’s that time of year again, time to prepare for winter driving. What can you do to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter and prepared for the holiday trips?
First of all, you want to check your owner’s manual for all your maintenance requirements. We recommend you follow the severe driving recommendations as we do have extreme colds during our winters. At Jiffy Lube, we will show you your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommendations for all your maintenance needs, including the oil change. Besides changing the oil, you want to check all the other critical components of your vehicle. Make sure all your fluids are full, the filters (including air filter, cabin air filter and fuel filter if equipped) are clean, the tire pressure is set to the recommended pressure and the spare tire is properly inflated as well. Be sure to use the manufacturer’s recommended weight of oil.
Keeping the oil clean, the filters clean and the tires rotated and properly inflated will help you maximize your fuel efficiency. Jiffy Lube also provides many other services to help you get the most from your fuel economy. We have TX7, which is an additive installed once a year that will improve your engine’s performance. Please visit this website to read more about Polydyn’s TX7. http://www.polydyn.com/tx7.htm Jiffy Lube also offers Fuel System services that will improve the economy of your fuel purchases. Visit our site at: http://www.jiffylube.com/autoservices/fuelsystemservices.aspx to read more information.
And lastly, you want to make sure you have emergency essentials in your vehicle to be prepared. Some of those items include: flashlight and extra batteries, flares, shovel, ice scraper, blankets, bottled water and snacks