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carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, now a service of our real estate business, The Circa Group at RE/MAX Properties! Things have changed up a bit, but I’m still sharing Colorado Springs’ best bargains, cheap and family-friendly events, and weekly grocery deals. You can read more about the changes here. I hope you'll enjoy the new look and better-organized content - including that deals will now automatically be removed from the home page when they expire! - Carrie

Sprouts Weekly: Bob’s Red Mill Flour at Rock-Bottom Price + More

Sprouts has a new ad layout on their site, and I was trying to get used to it when I realized that with the new layout, it’s not immediately clear what items are from the ad cycle that is ending today and which ones are from the ad cycle that is beginning today – ack!  So, if you are looking at their ad online, I highly recommend downloading the PDF rather than using their new format, otherwise you might be like me and think that certain items are going to be on sale two weeks in a row, when they really end today.

All that aside, they have Bob’s Red Mill flour on sale for $2.99, which is a great price for this brand!  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen it at this price, and I hope to stock up a big on whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour.

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Safeway Weekly (4/16-4/22): Lowest Price on Spiral-Sliced Ham + More

I think Safeway has the best deal on spiral-sliced ham for Easter – it’s $1.59/lb here, versus $1.69/lb at King Soopers and $1.79/lb at Albertsons. I’m not seeing a ton of other great deals, but unfortunately, their site is being wonky this morning and I didn’t even completely finish going through the front page before it stopped loading completely. I don’t think there was much else on the front page, but if you see anything great on the interior pages, please comment!

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Reader Request: How To Clean Hardwood Floors

Karen emailed with this question:

I’m looking for some tips on how to best clean a hardwood floor.   What products work best and keep it looking good without buildup?

Do you have a tip for Karen? Please click here to comment on this post with your recommendations.

birch-hardwood-floorsPS – Looking to buy a home with wood floors?  My husband just listed this house in Woodmoor with beautiful birch floors!  And this three-bedroom home under $190k has lovely wood laminate flooring.


Eggs for $0.99 at Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Thanks to the readers who let me know that you can get a dozen eggs for $0.99 through Saturday at Target and Walgreens – and therefore, at Walmart also if you price-match.  King Soopers doesn’t have a price advertised in their ad that starts Wednesday (the shelf price is around $1.99, I think), and the only deal Albertsons is offering on eggs is for a free dozen with a purchase of $20 and an in-ad coupon, with a limit of one.  Safeway’s ad isn’t out yet, but I just have this feeling that $0.99 is about as low as they are going to go this Easter.


Random Chatter: 4/15/14

I don’t think I’ve ever owned a real electric griddle – at least for the past ten years, I’ve cooked pancakes on a stovetop griddle.  But, we put a ceramic-top electric stove in our kitchen when we remodeled it (long story – eventually, we will have a gas stove like we did in our last house) and after about six months of trying, I have still not been able to cook pancakes without burning them.

pancakes on a griddle

So, though I really prefer to avoid nonstick coatings, I bought the griddle that Cook’s Illustrated recommended and I really like it.  I hate how fragile a nonstick surface is, but being able to evenly cook twelve pancakes at once is so nice!

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$2 Clothing Sale on Wednesday at Salvation Army

Salvation Army will have all clothing (exclude red tags and coats) on sale for $2.00 this Wednesday, April 16th. This applies to their store in Colorado Springs at 3955 Tutt Blvd as well as the stores in Greeley, Boulder, Littleton, and Parker.

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The grocery store sales in Colorado Springs run Wednesday-Tuesday. (At Sprouts, ad cycles run Wednesday-Wednesday with ads overlapping on Wednesday.) We generally publish the weekly grocery deals and coupon matchups for Albertsons, Sprouts, and King Soopers on Tuesday mornings. Safeway's weekly deals and coupon matchups are published on Wednesday morning.

Click here to view past grocery deals. Here is information on store coupon policies and how our ratings system works.