Posted: December 22, 2009


Smith’s and other Kroger affiliated stores have a new store brand out called Mirra. There are several personal care products available from Mirra- everything from shampoo and conditioner to make-up brushes. There’s also a high value $5/2 {$5 off 2 products} coupon available here, which makes for some fantastic deals- especially on the make-up brushes!

Variety of make-up brushes, $2.62

Buy 2 and use $5/2 product coupon
Final price: .12 each!!

Shampoo & Conditioner, $3.62 each

Buy 2 and use $5/2 product coupon
Final price: $1.12 each!!
There are several other items available- many of the products are priced around $5, so they’d essentially be 50% off after coupon! The coupon does state “one coupon per transaction” but I handed both over in a desperate plea as my kids were done, and the cashier graciously overrode it! {I simply could have split it into 2 different transactions had she given me a hard time.}

Also, it was hard to find these items! Many are intermixed with the other like-products, such as shampoo, etc. However I really had to hunt for the brushes. I actually never found them at my local Smith’s Marketplace, but the other Smith’s nearby had a whole display of them by the back wall in the personal care section.

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!

Posted: December 21, 2009

Looking for a fun, free family event for tonight? The 25th Annual Larry H. Miller Community Sing-Along is at 7 p.m. at the Energy Solutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City, and just for going you’ll get:

a free hot dog and soft drink

  • a free Utah Jazz game ticket
  •  a ticket to a 2010 Salt Lake Bees game
  •  free popcorn at any Megaplex Theatre
  • a buy one, get one free coupon for Super Go-Karts at Miller Motorsports Park

There are a limited supplies of these, so go EARLY!!!!

The is free and open to the public! The Christmas Carol Sing-Along will feature a 30-piece orchestra with music specially arranged for the concert, as well as a special guest appearance by new age pianist and composer Jon Schmidt. Audience members are encouraged to sing, and printed programs with song lyrics will be provided. Doors will open at 6 p.m., no tickets are necessary. For more information, go here.

The Jazz tickets are for Jan 4 vs. New Orleans, Jan. 6 vs. Memphis or Jan. 29 vs. Sacramento. The Bees tickets are for a free reserved seat for any home game from April 1 to May 15 .
If you’re worried about parking, you can go here and print off a ticket for a FREE ride on Trax! Tickets are valid on Dec. 21 from 5-10 p.m. to and from EnergySolutions Arena.
Posted: December 13, 2009


UPDATE: I called Rite Aid and all single check rebates are valid everywhere nationwide even though they aren’t in Utah’s ad.  I removed items from this list which weren’t in Utah’s ad and weren’t a nationwide SCR (single check rebate)

Also make sure to take in your $5 off $20 printable coupon when you go shopping (this is a HOT  coupon, these are normally $5 off $25)

Cuckoo Coupon Match-Ups:

Purex 3-in-1 Sheets B1G1 FREE or 2/$8.49
Use 2- $1.00/1 (IE) – Purex – (bricks.coupons.com)
$1.00/1 (FF) – Purex – (bricks.coupons.com)
Final Price: $6.49 for 2

Holiday M&M’s $1.99
$1.00/2 – M&M’s Chocolate Candies – (coupons.com)

Final Price: $1.49

Chapstick Fresh Effect $2.99
Buy 1, Submit for $2.99 SCR
Final Price: FREE after Rebate

Nivea Lip Care $2.99
Use the B1G1 FREE coupon from RP 11/1
Buy 2, Receive $2 SCR
Final Price: $2.99 OOP, $.50 each after SCR

Schick Quattro Titanium Razor $6.99
Use the $2/1 from SS 11/22
Buy 1, Receive $2 SCR
Final Price: $4.99 OOP, $2.99 after Rebate

Cover Girl Powder or Liquid Makeup $3.99
Buy 1, Submit for $2 SCR (limit 5)
Use the $1/1 from PG 11/29
Final Price: $2.99 OOP, $0.99 after rebate

G.U.M. or Crayola Toothbrush, 2/$5.00
Buy 2, Submit for $1 SCR
Use the $1/1 from RP 11/15
Final Price: $1.50 each OOP, $1.00 each after rebate

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, $5.99
Buy 1, Submit for $2 SCR

Use the $1/1 from SS 10/18, 12/6
Final Price: $4.99 OOP, $2.99 after rebate

LA Looks Gel 16-20 oz. .99 cents
$1/1 (1-4-10) SS-10/4
Final Price: Free!


Deal Scenario:

Prell Shampoo Money Maker

Buy (5) CoverGirl Powder or Liquid Makeup at $3.99
Buy (5) Prell Shampoo at $0.99
Get $10 SCR #100 + $10 SCR #132
Use $5/20 Rite Aid coupon
Use (5) $1/1 CoverGirl, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)
$5 money maker after coupons and SCRs!

But that’s not all — if you haven’t taken advantage of the Rite Aid Holiday Gift of Savings, your purchase will qualify you for an additional $5 rebate, turning this scenario into a $10 money maker!

Crest Premium Whitestrips (14 ct.), $29.99
Use $5 off $25 coupon here (regional) or here (exp. 12/19)
Use $15 in-ad coupon in the yellow flyer (Available at the front of the store. I was in Rite Aid and did NOT find these in Utah; infact they didn’t think they ever had any)
Use $5/1 from PG 11/29
Pay $4.99 OOP

Submit for the Gift of Savings program and receive $5 back since your price before coupons was over $25.

Final price: FREE!

Posted: December 13, 2009


Cuckoo Coupon Deals:

TRUE2go Blood Glucose Monitor FREE after mail-in-rebate on box

Progresso Soup $0.99
$1.00/3 – Progresso Soups – (pillsbury.com)
$1.10/3 – Progresso Soups – (coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.62

Ghirardelli 2/$5.00
$1.00/1 (IE) – Ghirardelli Squares (bricks.coupons.com)
$1.00/1 (FF) – Ghirardelli Squares (bricks.coupons.com)
Final Price: $1.50 each

Coffee-mate 16oz B1G1 FREE or  2/$3.00
$1.00/1 – Coffee Mate Powder or Liquid Creamer- (coffee-mate.com)
Final Price: $0.50 each

Sun Maid Raisins 18 oz 2/$4.00
Use the $1/2 from SS 11/8
Final Price: $1.50 each

Cuckoo Register Rewards Deals:

Gillette Fusion or Venus Razor $8.99
Buy 1, Earn a $4 Register Reward
Use the $4/1 from PG 11/29 (only on Fusion razor, not Venus)
Final Price: $4.99 OOP, $0.99 after RR

Huggies Diapers or Pull Ups jumbo packs $8.99
Buy 1, Earn a  $2 Register Reward

$2.00/1 from Parade magazine
$1.50/1 from S 11/15-13
$2.00/1 (IE) – Huggies – (bricks.coupons.com)
$2.00/1 (FF) – Huggies – (bricks.coupons.com)
And stack with the $1/1 from the Walgreens Children’s Activity book, available at the pharmacy
Final Price: As low as $5.99 OOP, $3.99 after RR

Deals Around the Blogosphere but probably not in Utah:

Lubriderm Lotion is 20% off this week at Walgreens making it only $3.03

  • use the $2 off coupon from the 10/11 red plum insert
  • But also use the $1 off coupon from the Walgreens Diabetes and You booklet found in store, or near the Pharmacy
  • Final price only .03 cents after sale and coupons!

Several Viactive Calcium Chewable Vitamins are on sale for $6.99.

  • Use the  Walgreen’s ad coupon for $4 off coupon on Viactive
  • also use the $2 off coupon in 12/13 Parade from Sunday’s newspaper ( regional coupon not in all areas
  • Final price of $0.99 for selected Viactive.
Posted: December 7, 2009


Check your ad online. I checked and these are deals in Utah; most likely elsewhere!



$32.97 when you buy three Potato Spud Buds
-$15 when you use 3 of the $5 off printable coupons(one coupon per item)from Coupons.com
-$10.99 deducted by the buy two get one free sale
Pay $6.98 plus tax for all three, nine characters total!!!!

Grocery Deals

Orville Redenbachers 6- 10 bag, 2/$7
$1/1 Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popping Corn, exp. 2-7-10 (ALL YOU December ‘09)
$0.40/1 Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/15/09)
Final Price: as low as $2.50/each
**Buy 2, Get One American Fare 3 pack free

M&Ms Candy, $2.50
$1/2 printable
Final Price: $2/each

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers, $3.34
$0.75/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or , exp. 12-15-09 (RP 11/8/09)
$0.75/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product, exp. 12-15-09 (RP 11/8/09)
Final Price: $2.59

All You Small & Mighty (32 oz), $4
$2/1 All 2x Ultra or Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent, exp. 1-10-10 (RP 12/6/09)
Final Price: $2

Clorox Bleach, $1.67
$0.50/2 Clorox Regular Bleach, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 10/4/09)
Final Price: $1.42/each

Cottonelle 12 pack, $6.99
$1/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, exp. 12-31-09
Final Price: $5.99

Glad Force Flex Trash Bags, $6.99
$1/1 Glad Forceflex Trash Bags, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 12/6/09)
Final Price: $5.99

Glade Spray, $0.99
$0.75/2 Glade Sprays, exp. 12-19-09 (SS 11/1/09)
Final Price: $0.63/each
**Spend $10 on Ziploc, Glade, or Saran, Get $2 off your next purchase

Air Wick i-Motion or FreshMatic, $9.49
$5/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit, exp. 12-27-09 (SS 11/15/09)
Final Price: $4.49

Scrubbing Bubbles, $2.50
$0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, exp. 12-27-09 (SS 11/1/09)
Final Price: $1.75/each

Non Grocery Deals

Buy 2, Get 1 Free: Playskool, LIttlest Pet Shop, and Thomas the Tank Engine Toys
$5/1 Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Toy printable
$3/1 Playskool Lullaby Gloworm Toy printable
$5/1 Mr. Potato Head Spuds Buds toy
$2/1 Mr. Potato Head or Mrs. Potato Head
Various other Playskool printables

Nintendo DSi $169.99
**Free Starter Kit with purchase of DS or DSi System ($24.99 value)

Cannon 30? x 54? bath towel, $3.99

Loreal HIP, Lip or Nail Cosmetics Assorted / Buy one get one FREE

$2.00/1 (RP 10/18-1 )

Posted: December 5, 2009


NOTE: Most of this is NOT in Utah’s ad (at least I can’t find it…) SO I will be posting a separate deals page for Utah on Monday!

Remember to use this Rite Aid coupon to help you create greater shopping deals:

$5/$25 Rite Aid coupon


Scotch Pop-Up Handband Tape Dispenser 2/$4.28
Single Check Rebate $3.29
Use 2 $1.00 coupons here
FREE + $1.01 overage!


Holiday M&M BOGOFree
use $1.00/2 printable HERE

Woolite Dry Cleaner’s Secret $7.99
Single Check Rebate $3.00
Use $1.00 coupon & apply for $3.00 rebate here
$ .99!


Preparation H Wipes $4.99
Submit $1.00 SCR
Use $2.00/1 printable coupon HERE
$1.99 after coupon & SCR

Magnum Razor $5.99
use $2.00 off in ad coupon
use $3.00/1 printable coupon HERE
$.99 after coupon

Reveal Light Bulbs 2/$5.00
Single Check Rebate $2.00
Use 2 $1.00 coupons in the 11/1 Smart Source insert
2/$ .99!


Secret Deodorant $2.00 Scenario:
Buy 3 @ $2.00
Single Check Rebate on 2 $1.00
Use $1.00/2 coupon AND Buy 2, Get 1 FREE coupon in the 11/29 PG insert
3 for $1.00!


Folgers Coffee 2/$5.00
Use $1.00/1 coupon in the 11/8 RP insert
$1.50 each!


Welch’s Sparking Juice $2.50
Use $1.00 in the 11/15 Smart Source insert


Airwick Mini Freshmatic kit 50% off
use $5.00/1 coupon in the 11/15 Smart Source insert


Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent $3.99
Single Check Rebate $1.00
Use $ .25 coupon in the 11/15 Smart Source insert
$2.49 or $2.74


LED Light Sets 2/$10.00
Use 2 $3.00 coupons here
$2.00 each!
Posted: December 4, 2009

I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Lion House roll mixes that just hit stores last month. I was really excited as, first and foremost, Lion House rolls are incredible. Second, I’ve been looking for a tried-and-true roll recipe and hadn’t found one yet, so the thought hit me that this could be it.
Lion House Rolls are discovered by millions of visitors to Temple Square each year. Over 10,000 rolls are sold each day at Lion House Pantries across Utah.
Lion House Mixes are now available on store shelves at Associated Foods stores, Deseret Book, The Lion House Pantry and Nauvoo Cafe in downtown Salt Lake City.
When I first received the box and read the instructions, I was a bit skeptical. Even though it’s a roll mix, you still add many of the ingredients yourself- the yeast, an egg, water and the butter. I began to wonder if the rolls turned out much different if you simply made the Lion House Roll recipe yourself. So, you know me, I decided to make the from-scratch recipe as well. {Recipe posted with permission from Lion House.}
Lion House Dinner Rolls
  • 2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk (instant or non-instant)
  • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, shortening, or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 5 to 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or bread flour


In large bowl or electric mixer, combine water and milk powder; stir until milk dissolves. Add yeast, then sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups flour. Mix on low speed until ingredients are wet, then for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add 2 cups flour; mix on low speed until ingredients are wet, then for 2 minutes at medium speed. (Dough will be getting stiff and remaining flour may need to be mixed in by hand). Add about ½ cup flour and mix again, by hand or mixer. Dough should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff (It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour).

The picture above shows dough with half the amount of required flour and then the entire amount on the right. The dough, in my opinion, never looks manageable, but I resisted the urge to add more flour. Softer dough yields softer rolls! After I scraped it out of the bowl, I kneaded it a few more times on a floured surface and at that point I could quickly form it into a ball and put it in the greased bowl to rise.Scrape dough off sides of bowl and pour about one tablespoon of vegetable oil all around sides of bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so it is covered with oil. (This helps prevent dough from drying out).

Cover with plastic and allow to rise in warm place until double in size, about 45 minutes. {I keep my house too cool, so instead, I turn my oven on 350 degrees for about 2 minutes, then turn it off. I do this right when I’m starting to put the ingredients together, so by the time I put the rolls in the oven to rise, it’s just slightly warm.}

Scrape dough out onto floured board. Turn dough over so it is floured on both sides; gently flatten to about 1 inch thick. With rolling pin, roll out to a rectangle about 18 inches long, 8 inches wide, and ¼ inch thick. Brush with melted butter. With pizza cutter or very sharp knife, cut dough in half to make two strips about 4 inches wide. Make cuts through strips of dough every 2 inches, making about 18 pieces of dough.Starting with short end, roll up one piece of dough, with butter on the inside. Place roll on parchment-lined pan with other short end down on the paper. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough. Be sure all rolls face the same direction on baking pan.

Cover lightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise until double in size, about 1 to 1 ½ hours.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, or until light to medium golden brown. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter. Serve with Honey Butter. Makes 1 to 1 ½ dozen rolls.

Helpful Tips for Making Rolls

  • Always add flour gradually and keep dough as soft as you can handle. A soft dough will produce a lighter roll.
  • It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour called for in the recipe—add only enough flour to make dough manageable.
  • Brush top of rolls with butter when first taken from oven.
  • How to consistently make attractive, good-tasting rolls? Practice! Practice! Practice!

You can also go here to see Brenda Hopkin, the head chef at Lion House, on KSL’s Studio 5 showing us her skills in shaping these rolls!

After making both the Lion House roll mix and the from-scratch recipe, I can’t say I have a clear favorite. I love them both! There were a couple differences I would like to point out:

  • Even though I added dough enhancer, the mix rolls were slightly lighter and fluffier. They also tasted a bit different
  • Again, not sure what exactly is in their dough conditioner, but the mix rolls rose faster. Mine took a good 1.5 hours, where as the mix rolls rose to twice the size in half that amount of time.

Overall, I can see the benefit in having the roll mix. I see it more as a “special occasion” type of product, as opposed to something I’ll always keep on hand. I wish the product was slightly less expensive; I saw them on sale at Dick’s Market for $2.50 per box. Even that is a bit pricey in my opinion, especially since we still have to add several main ingredients. However, if you’re hosting a nice dinner and want to serve freshly baked rolls in less time, these are a fantastic option.

Thanks to Utah Deal Diva for this review of awesome Lion House Rolls which I love!

Posted: December 3, 2009

2009 Christmas 2

Salisbury Homes is looking for 8 families to each receive a playhouse filled with food, clothes, and toys this holiday season.

Help us find 8 families in Utah* that could benefit from having a playhouse filled with food, clothes, and toys delivered to their home just before Christmas. Here’s what you do… Fill out and print FOUND HERE (right mouse click and select “Save Target As…” or “Save File As…”) then drop it off at the Salisbury Homes Maple Mountain model home location – 100 S 1700 E., Spanish Fork

Help us create a Christmas to remember for 8 families this holiday season!

*4 families from both Utah and Washington Counties will be selected.

I literally live right down the road from this model home, so if you live far away and don’t want to drive and drop off the form, just fill it out, scan it into your computer, and email it to me at deidreATcuckooforcoupondeals.com (replace @) and I will drop it off for you!  It needs to be dropped off by Dec. 19 2009.

Posted: December 2, 2009

Walmart Santa.09

Get your kids pictures taken with Santa for FREE at Walmart Dec. 5-6, 10am and 2pm.

Go here for more info and to make sure your local Walmart is participating.

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!

Posted: December 2, 2009


Update: Only the Quilted Northern appears to be working in Utah! So if you want to do this deal, since it appears to be regional, call before you go in!

Walgreens is having a special four day sale Dec. 2-5, here are the deals I thought were the most “cuckoo”:

Complete Multipurpose Solution $7.99

  • Get back a $8 reigster reward
  • Use the $1coupon from the 10/25 Red Plum
  • Final price  Free with a $1 overage

Soft & Beautiful Botanicals $5

  • get back a $5 Register Reward
  • Final Price: FREE

Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories $2

  • get back a $2 Register Reward
  • Final Price: FREE

Ricola cough drops $.99

  • use the $.50 from the Healthy Savings coupon booklet
  • Final Price: $.49

Coke 2L products 3/$4.50

  • get back a $2.50 Register Reward  on three
  • Final Price: 3/$2

Starbucks Ice Cream $2.50

  • use the $1 printable from Coupons.com
  • Final Price: $1.50

M&Ms 2/$5

  • get back a $1 Register Reward  on two
  • use the $1/2 printable fromCoupons.com
  • Final Price: $1.50 each!

Quilted Northern $4.29

  • get back a $1 Register Reward
  • use the $1 printable HERE
  • Final Price: $2.29

Natrol Acai $4.00

  • get back a $4 Register Reward
  • use the $3 printable HERE
  • Final Price: $3 overage

Dentek Dental Care $1.99

  • get back a $1.99 Register Reward
  • use the $1 coupon  from 10/11 smart source
  • Final Price: $1 overage

Be sure to pick up your free Toberone candy bars while your there!

Thanks to A Thrifty Mom for helping with these Walgreens match ups.  You can view the sale ad HERE (thanks, iheartwags!).

Posted: November 23, 2009

I’m sure many of us are having a hard time reminding our kids that Christmas really isn’t just about gifts and Santa Clause. Having a Christmas nativity video is a fun way of incorporating the true meaning of Christmas into our family lessons in a way that captures kid’s attention.

Currently, Living Scriptures is offering a 5-pack of the Animated Nativity DVD for only $5.50! That price includes shipping and tax!

Each pack actually comes with 6 DVD’s: five Animated Nativity DVD’s and one Jesus Returns DVD. The idea is for you to purchase the pack, keep one Animated Nativity and Jesus Returns for your family, then share the remaining four nativity DVD’s with others. The recipients can then call the number on their DVD and get a copy of Jesus Returns of their own- for FREE!

Offer is valid until 12/31/09. Go here to order yours!

Posted: November 23, 2009

The Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, UT offers FREE admission on the last Wednesday of the month, every month November – February, starting this week!

Zoo is open 9am to 4pm. They have a new baby elephant named Zuri and lots of animals and a huge playground.

Go here for more info on Wild Wednesdays at Hogle Zoo.

A few tips if you’ve never been to the zoo:

  • Bring your own lunch! Food is pricey and not incredibly appealing, but the zoo grounds offer ample space for a picnic.
  • If you’re up for an early morning, try to arrive just after the park opens. It’s virtually empty for a good hour or so and the kids have a lot of fun running around!
  • Wear layers. It’s supposed to be a high of 48 on Wednesday, so you’ll want to wear warm clothes, but there are a few indoor exhibits where you’ll melt if you’re all bundled up!

Have fun! Go here for directions and other zoo info.

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!

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