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How easy is iPriceMatch? We created a series of quick videos for you to showcase how our service works.


Spending just 15 minutes a week using iPriceMatch can save you thousands of dollars in grocery expenses. We created short tutorial videos to demonstrate how easy and quick iPriceMatch can start saving you money.


Step#1: Sign Up for iPriceMatch




 
Step #2: Set Up Personal Preferences




 
Step #3: Build a Shopping List

 Step #4: Print Your List

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Deal of the Week: Avocados

This week, the three major retailers in Las Vegas are advertising Hass avocado sales in their circulars:
Smith’s: $1.00 each
Vons: $1.25 each
Albertsons: $1.49 each

Using iPriceMatch.com, I found avocados at La Bonita for $0.25 each!!! Since I don’t live near a La Bonita, I’m going to take advantage of this price by using the price matching policy at my local store!

So, let’s talk avocado!

According to the California Avocado Commission, the aguacate (or avocado) originated in south-central Mexico between 7,000 and 5,000 BC but wasn’t introduced in the United States until 1871.The most popular variety, the Hass, was discovered in the 1930s and patented by Rudolph Hass in 1935.

California produces about 90% of the avocados in the United States. They have a year-round growing season and, on average, a single tree produces about 150 avocados per year!

Avocados are often touted as a “super food” due to their incredible nutritional value. Each avocado contains nearly 20 essential nutrients including Vitamins K, E, C and B6, potassium, folate, and monounsaturated fats. Avocados can be a great addition to any heart healthy diet.

But, let’s not forget the most important thing about avocados….they are DELICIOUS!

Enjoy this simple recipe from the owner of the original Hass avocado tree, Rudolph Hass. This was his favorite way to enjoy avocados.

Hass Family California Avocado Everyday Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Enjoy an avocado like Mr. Hass!

Salad:

  • 4 cups chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roasted
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
Dressing:
  • 1/2 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, seeded and mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
Instructions:
  • Prepare creamy avocado dressing in advance by using a blender to blend all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together iceberg and romaine lettuces. Toss with dressing. Divide equally into 4 serving bowls.
  • Top with celery, tomato, walnuts, avocado and green onion. Serve.
 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Bargain Beware

Impulse buying and fine print details are just two ways to remove the savings you thought you were making. The video below explores other tips and tricks to be aware of. 

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Easy Tips to Save on Halloween Expenses


Few people know that Halloween is second only to Christmas for spending. This year all the ghosts, ghouls and witches are expected to spend more even more – on average $72.31 is what people spend on Halloween. 

Even with this outflow of money, there are tactics you can implement at the store to spends less and to do more with less. Click here to read the full article. 

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Here are ten things that will sink your family’s budget.


Does it ever seem like your money is just disappearing out of your bank account? To many, that money is in fact disappearing… to the world of fees, overpriced coffee, and bad habits. Once you identify these drags on your budget, remove or minimize them to be set free.

Here is a link to an article that describes the money wasters and how to handle them. 

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

The High Cost of Halloween Can Be Scary


With costumes, decorations, candy and more to buy Halloween seems to be turning into a fun but unaffordable holiday to celebrate. With costs going up it is more important than ever for people to be creative and shop smart if one would like to celebrate without going over budget. 


Decorating a home for the season does not have to be a huge expense. There are many options available that allow people to save money and create a great looking home for the holiday. One way to save is to search online, flip through fall magazines or visit a craft store and get some ideas for homemade decorations. children making decorations can add to the fun of this holiday. Another strategy is to shop clearance after the 31st and pick up some great decorations at a big discount to use the following year.

Shopping after Halloween sales works great for decorations for the home, but it is not always practical to shop way for costumes. Adults might be able to pick up something great for the following year; but this strategy typically does not work well with children since their interests change so quickly. For those with some creative skills it might be possible to create and make an original costume. For those without the time or skills to make an outfit the best strategies are to begin shopping early, watch for sales and coupons and compare prices to get the best deal available on the desired costume. Setting up a costume trade event with other parents or even renting a costume are some other money saving strategies.

Saving on candy is fairly easy. Watching sales and using one of the many candy coupons typically available this time of year will help shoppers get a good deal on candy. 

The high cost of Halloween might seem prohibitive to some families. These strategies will help families save money this October and still have tons of fun celebrating the holiday.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Deal of the Week: Red Delicious Apples

All Hail the Red Delicious!

This week, one of the best deals in Las Vegas is on red delicious apples – only $0.49/lb! I will definitely be adding this to my iPriceMatch.com shopping list before I head out!

Fall is the best time for fresh, red delicious apples. Did you know:

  • The Red Delicious apple is considered “America’s favorite snacking apple” and has been the number one apple in the country since the 1940s.
  • The fruit has a “crisp, fine-grained texture and a mildly sweet flavor.”
  • The fruit was introduced in Peru, Iowa in the 1800s and was originally known as the Hawkeye apple.
  • Red delicious apples contain pectin, which is a beneficial fiber that reduces cholesterol and slows glucose metabolism in diabetics. They also contain potassium, which may reduce your chances of having a stroke.
  • You can use lemon juice to keep sliced red delicious apples from browning

Thanks to our friends at http://www.specialtyproduce.com for the apple fun facts!

So, now that you are excited to buy tons of red delicious apples this week, here is an easy, tasty sandwich recipe that we love from http://www.paninihappy.com. Yum!

Ingredients:

  • Country-style bread, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • Red Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • Sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • Horseradish mustard (or other spicy, grainy mustard)
  • Melted Butter (optional)

Directions:

  • Preheat a panini grill to medium-high heat, 375 degrees (if you don’t have a panini grill, you could make this like an old-school grilled cheese).
  • Arrange apple slices in a single layer on one slice of bread. Top with cheese. Spread a generous amount of mustard inside another slice of bread and place (mustard side-down) on top of the cheese. If desired, brush a little melted butter on top for extra crispness.
  • Grill panini for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden grill marks appear.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

So good!

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Uncategorized