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We are LOVING this bacon deal!


Highlighted Deal of the Week: Bacon

This week, Fresh & Easy has an AMAZING deal on Bacon! They are offering thick, center cut, sliced or applewood bacon (12-16 oz) for $2 per package! This is a GREAT deal and now is the time to stock up. Did you know that Americans eat over 32 BILLION pieces of bacon each year? Why not, it’s delicious! Here is a great recipe for a spinach salad with warm bacon dressing that we love.

Ingredients:
8 oz. young spinach
2 large hard boiled eggs
8 pieces thick-sliced bacon, chopped
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 large white mushrooms, sliced
1 small red onion, very thinly slicedDirections:
Remove the stems from the spinach and wash, drain and pat dry thoroughly. Place in large mixing bowl and set aside.

Slice each hard boiled egg into 8 pieces and set aside.

Fry the bacon and remove to a paper towel to drain, reserve 3 tablespoons of the rendered fat. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

Transfer the bacon fat to a small saucepan set over low heat and whisk in the red wine vinegar, sugar and dijon mustard. Season with salt & pepper.

Add the mushrooms and onion to the spinach and toss. Add the dressing and bacon and toss to combine. Distribute egg slices on the top and serve immediately.

This recipe is courtesy of the Food Network’s Alton Brown and can be found in it’s original version here.

The rest of this week’s top deals include:

Avocados – $0.16/ea
Bone-in NY Steak – $3.47/lb
Bone-in Ribeye or T-Bone Steak – $4.99/lb
Corn on the Cob – $0.25/ea
Cucumber – $0.17/ea
Iceberg Lettuce – $0.39/ea
Hot Dot or Hamburger Buns (8 ct) – $1.00
Lobster Tails (3 oz) – $3.99/ea
Tomato – $0.33/ea

 

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Our holiday gift to you…

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Grocery Product Sizing Makes Price Matching a Challenge

Why so many choices???

When you’re at a grocery or drug store, do you feel overwhelmed by the process of choosing a toothpaste, toilet paper, or cereal?  Do we really need thirty different types of toothpaste in fifteen different sizes?  Does it stress you out having to attempt ridiculous mathematical computations in your head to determine which package of toilet paper is the best deal? If the family size Raisin Bran costs $4.99, is that better than the single box that costs $3.29? How many ounces are in each box again?

It is very difficult for consumers to make proper and logical purchase choices when a product as simple as toilet paper forces you to decide between four and ninety one regular, double, big, mega, family size or giant rolls, each available in a multitude of packaging combinations and sheet number variations.  As a side note, how many of you have noticed the circumference of the cardboard roll our toilet paper is wound upon?  Yes, it has grown, providing a deceiving sense of normal sizing.  (More on product sizing reductions in a future article.)

Price matching policies provide consumers with an opportunity to insure best pricing and many retailers that offer pricing guarantee policies give us the option to match “equal” items.  But, in many cases it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to quantify which product is the “equal” item. Product lines have become so broad that it’s virtually impossible to compare items on an “apples to apples” basis.

So, how do you know which products to choose? At iPriceMatch.com, we break down package information to determine unit pricing. By doing this, we educate shoppers about which item is
truly the best deal and help ensure that they really are paying the lowest price in town.

Food and consumable prices continue to increase while product sizes decrease. The wide range of packaging choices makes the decision-making process more complicated than it needs to be.  Price matching, at least through iPriceMatch.com, empowers the consumer by providing information that easily resolve pricing and sizing challenges. If enough consumers utilize this knowledge to beat the tricky packaging games, hopefully manufacturers will realize this is what customers want and they will voluntarily form standards in product sizing and  unit pricing. Until then, be proactive, make yourself
a knowledgeable shopper and ensure that you are truly paying the lowest prices
in town.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Congratulations to our founder Penny Perez, Small Business Person of the Year!

We are so proud of Penny, our founder and CEO, who was named the 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce.  Check it out below:

The Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce has selected iPriceMatch.com founder and CEO Penny Perez as their 2011 Small Business Person of the Year. Perez was honored Friday night at the 29th Annual Awards and 37th Board Installation Gala, held in the Champagne Ballroom at the Paris Las Vegas.

According to the Latin Chamber of Commerce, “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy. This award recognizes outstanding local small businesses in Las Vegas who are helping to grow our economy.” Perez launched iPriceMatch.com in 2011 and it continues to grow. The website compares grocery prices in the Las Vegas market and provides users with the lowest price in town for each item. “I created the site so that people could quickly and easily acquire the knowledge they need to save money at the grocery store – why are we paying $5.89 for peanut butter when it is available at another store for $1.69?” says Perez, “My goal is to provide a service that gives people the knowledge they need to improve their lives through healthy eating while saving money.”

Perez has been an active member of the Las Vegas business community for many years. A 25+ year construction industry veteran, Penny is the former CEO and President of MALCO Contracting and was one of the few female presidents in the Las Vegas construction industry. Penny served on the management side of multiple collective bargaining contract negotiations and worked with lawmakers to overhaul the single-pay industrial insurance system. She was appointed to the Southern Nevada Workforce Connections Board in 2009 and was recently selected as one of 50 women in the United Sates to attend the Tuck Executive Education Program at Dartmouth University sponsored by IBM. Perez is a Las Vegas native who attended UNLV and is currently raising her three children, ages 18, 17 and 13, here in the Valley.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Orange Pork Roast for Six – Only $8.98!

There are great deals out there this week, iPriceMatch fans!

Here is a delicious pork roast recipe that you can whip up this weekend to impress your family and friends….for ONLY $8.98! Click the following link for your iPriceMatch.com shopping list of ingredients. Orange Pork Roast List

Delicious, easy weekend meal.

Orange Pork Roast
Serves: 6
Original Recipe from: cdkitchen.com

Ingredients:
4 pounds pork roast (fat trimmed off)
1/2 teaspoon oil
Salt, pepper, and garlic salt
1 orange
4 potatoes
4 small onions
1 cup orange juice

Preparation:

Rub top of pork roast with oil, add salt, pepper and garlic salt. Cut orange in slices and place on top of roast, place the roast in the cooking bag. Potatoes and onions cut in half and place in bag and add orange juice. Cook in preheated oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours at 350 degrees.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized