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Highlighted Deal of the Week: Fruit!
Knowing that many people try to eat healthy this time of the year, why not add a fruit platter to the goodies you will snack on during the NFL playoff games this weekend?
Research shows that only 14% of Americans eat the required five daily servings of fruits and vegetables each day. The fruits below are not only a great deal this week, they provide great benefits for your body. Check it out:
Not only is this price INCREDIBLE, blackberries are an incredibly nutritious food. They are packed with antioxidants and are high in fiber, manganese, vitamins C, A, E and K. Reported health benefits include cancer prevention, lower risk of heart disease and hypertension, improved memory and eyesight, a reduced risk for intestinal disorders, and a reduced risk of developing diabetes. What a super food!!
Apples are high in fiber and flavonoid antioxidants which lower cholesterol and your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Did you know that ounce for ounce, kiwis have more than twice as much vitamin C as oranges? They may also lower your risk for cataracts.
One orange contains nearly a full day’s worth of vitamin C. The scent of fresh oranges has also been shown to help people relax and de-stress!
Grapefruits are high in vitamin C, lycopene and other antioxidants. Eating grapefruit can help lower your cholesterol, prevent kidney stones and protect against colon cancer.
High in a variety of vitamins and minerals, pears are good for your overall health and can help strengthen your immune system.
Here are the other great deals this week:
- Atlantic Salmon Fillets – $5.99/lb
- Broccoli (Fresh) – $0.59/lb
- Canned Tomatoes(Store Brand, 15.5 oz) – $0.57/ea
- Canned Vegetables(Libby, 15 oz) – $0.59/ea
- Cherry Tomatoes (20 oz carton) – $2.00/ea
- Chicken (Boneless, skinless breasts) – $1.79/lb
- Chicken (Foster Farm’s Fresh Whole)– $0.77/lb
- Carrots (Loose) – $0.33/lb
- Downy Liquid Fabric Softener (64 oz) – $1.99/ea
- Haas Avocado – $0.20/ea
- Iceberg Lettuce – $0.35/ea
- Milk (Viva One Gallon) – $2.59/ea
- Onion (Yellow) – $0.25/lb
- Pepsi, 7Up or Fanta Soda (2 liter) – $0.89/ea
- Pork (Boneless loin chops or roast) – $1.99/lb
- Potatoes (Red) – $0.33/lb
- Tilapia Fillet – $1.99/lb
- Turkey Breast(Foster Farms Smoked or Roasted, Sliced in the Deli) – $1.99/lb
Each January, people embrace new beginnings and resolve to change things for the better in the year ahead. For people who have made some of the most popular resolutions, iPriceMatch.com can be a valuable resource.
- Saving Money: For the average American family, groceries are the second largest expense each month, behind mortgage or rent. These expenses can be drastically reduced by using iPriceMatch.com to help you find the lowest price in town on the items your family needs.
- Eating Healthy: iPriceMatch.com separates all products into categories so users can easily identify healthy options like fresh produce, meats and dairy and then find the best price.
- Getting Organized: iPriceMatch.com users can build personalized, printable shopping lists with complete pricing information. These lists will help keep your grocery trips organized and efficient.
- Quit Smoking: iPriceMatch.com includes pricing on health and beauty products. This week, there are over a dozen deals available on anti-smoking products. We can help you find the lowest price on the product that works for you.
- Spending More Time with Family and Friends: In just 15 minutes, iPriceMatch.com can help you fully plan your weekly shopping trip, no need to spend hours preparing. Spend that time enjoying your family and friends instead.
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.
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
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
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.