carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, a service of our real estate business, The Circa Group at RE/MAX Properties! I'm Carrie, and I share ways to enjoy Colorado Springs for free or cheap, including cheap and family-friendly events and things to do, weekly grocery deals, and more.

Safeway Weekly Deals (9/2-9/8): Bacon for $1.99 + Great Deal on Skippy

A lot of Safeway’s sales were the exact same or very similar to Albertsons, but they did have a few that were unique to Safeway, like Farmland bacon for $1.99 and Skippy peanut butter for $1.49.  They also have a great deal on ribeye steaks.

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Albertsons Deals (9/2-9/8): Cheese for $2.50/lb, Kellogg’s Cereal around $1.00 (Plus Free Milk)

Albertsons has great deals on soft drinks, cheese, and Kellogg’s cereal starting Wednesday! They also have petite sirloin steaks on sale buy one, get two free; but it looks like they have hiked the regular price up by quite a bit, so that now the B1G2 free price is $4.33/lb, which seems high to me.

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Sprouts Deals (9/2-9/9): Tomatoes & Avocados for $0.50/lb

I’m excited about the $0.50/lb tomatoes that will be on sale at Sprouts starting Wednesday!  A couple of months ago, I smoked some tomatoes and canned them, and they turned out well so I’m hoping to do a whole batch of them soon.

Sprouts will also have a bunch on items on sale buy one, get one free  – a good deal on brands that don’t go on sale often, while some brands will frequently go on sale for less at other places.

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King Soopers Deals (9/2-9/8): New Buy 5, Save $5 Includes Good Deals on Nabisco, Ziploc, Quorn, Almond Breeze

A new Buy 5, Save $5 event starts Wednesday at King Soopers, and with it comes Nabisco crackers for $0.99 (after coupon), Quorn products for $1.99, Almond Breeze for $0.99 (after coupon), and quite a few more good deals!  They also have steak, 12-packs of soft drinks, chips, and ice cream on sale.

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Writing Contest & Discounted Admission to The Michael Garman Museum for Kids

Here’s a great way to combine a discount on a local attraction with a writing project:

Kids aged 4-18 can come into The Michael Garman Museum and tour Magic Town for just $1.00 (just mention the Literary Contest to get the discounted admission).  Then write a story about either “Monsters in Magic Town” or “What would happen if the sculptures came alive at night?” (Like Night at the Museum.)

Kids can then bring their short story in person, mail it to us, or email it to no later than 11/2/15 to enter our contest.  Winners will be selected the week before Thanksgiving, and we will have an official awards ceremony at The Museum with Michael Garman himself awarding the prizes.

You can find out more about the contest and museum on their Facebook page.

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

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Real Life

barn school


My back-to-homeschool list included disinfecting wipes this year.  Not for preventing illness,  but because we’re doing school in the barn and mice like to check out what’s going when we’re not there.

(Inside the house, I can’t function when there’s been a mouse spotting.  However, in the barn, I kind of feel like I’m treading on their territory and so I’m just going to get along with them, at least until we get a cat.)

summersweet salted caramel


Just like a caramel, but without getting stuck in your teeth.  Win!  (@ Summersweet Frozen Yogurt on North Academy)

kitchen floor


Aren’t you glad health inspectors don’t visit your kitchen?  (Or maybe they don’t check on the cleanliness of floors.  I’m pretty sure mine is so gross today that there’s bacteria growing down there.)

Ask A Realtor

Ask A Realtor: Does It Hurt To Make Low Offers on Houses?

I recently had a client ask about just throwing out low offers to see if we could get a seller to “bite” on something. My response is below and I thought others may find it interesting.