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Halloween Whoopie Pies Acme Markets #StockUpSale

It’s the special time of year again. Time for Acme Markets Stock Up Sale. Cool weather and the upcoming holidays bring great prices on soups and comfort foods and needs for entertaining friends and family.

Acme Markets #StockUpSale

Acme Markets, part of the Albertson’s family, is our neighborhood grocery store. That means it’s were we trust to get great deals, high quality and a wide selection on everything our family needs to eat 3 meals a day, sometimes 4 if you include dessert.

Deals on flour, sugar, coconut milk, evaporated milk, eggs and yogurt are just begging for something to be baked up.

Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Dive into the spirit of the season with a tempting new take on red velvet cake. These mini cake sandwiches pop with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Frankenstein Green and Phantom Purple fillings that can be customized to your taste with flavors like Orange, Lemon and Raspberry.


1 package German chocolate cake mix with pudding
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbs McCormick® Black Food Color
3 eggs
1 Tbs McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 jar marshmallow creme
1/2 tsp McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
1/2 tsp McCormick® Red Food Color
1/2 tsp McCormick® Yellow Food Color

For the Cookies, preheat oven to 350°F. Beat cake mix, water, cocoa powder, oil, food color, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping sides of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter, 2 inches apart, onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. (Cookies will spread so avoid crowding them on baking sheet.) .

Bake 8 minutes or until cookies are puffed and spring back when touched, turning baking sheets halfway through baking. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

For the Orange Filling, beat all ingredients in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. To assemble the Whoopie Pies, place 1 tablespoon filling on flat side of 1 cookie. Top with a second cookie, pressing gently to spread the filling. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Store whoopie pies between layers of wax paper in airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.Black Velvet Whoopie Pies from McCormick #StockUpSale

recipe can be found here

With deals like this there is no need to clip coupons. Unless that is if you find coupons on your MyMixx account. This week get $5.00 Off when you purchase $50 or more in a single transaction. Signing up is free and easy and can be done right at home. AND there is no loyalty card to carry around.

What’s on your #StockUpSale list this season?

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Meal Planning with #MyMixx Acme Markets

If you haven’t already checked out Acme Market’s MyMixx app you are missing out. Right from your phone you can create a shopping list, clip coupons and check out the weekly circular.

Acme Markets MyMixx

I’ve been using MyMixx to work on weekly meal plans because I can see exactly what’s on sale and know what I’m cooking for dinner.  Doing this has helped me not only save time but also save money. Who doesn’t like to save money?

This week’s meal plan is:

Monday – Fried Chicken and Homemade Mac & Cheese and Grilled Corn

Tuesday – Kung Pao Shrimp Tacos and Salad

Wednesday – Italian Sausage with Pasta and Organic Grape Tomatoes

Thursday – Grilled Chicken Breast over Wilted Spinach

Friday – Turkey and Bacon Club Sandwiches with Chips and Veggies

Meal Plan Chicken over Spinach, Acme Markets #MyMixx

MyMixx is simple to use. Download the Acme Markets app and sign up for MyMixx using your phone number and start clipping paperless coupons and building your weekly shopping list. Your MyMixx savings will appear right on your smart phone as well as your e-receipt and clipped coupons.

As a special offer  for the launch of MyMixx you’ll be able to add a $5 off $20 purchase as one of your clipless coupon. It will be available as soon as you sign up.

Check it all out for today and watch the savings roll right into your fingertips.

chicken image courtesy AllThingsChill via Flickr

Shopping #MyMixx app from Acme Markets

When you look through your grocery store ads each week how many MUST HAVE items do you see?  This past week during my weekly shopping trip and I found Eggo Waffles (box of ten) on sale for $1. There are always lots of things for $1 at Acme Markets but this is by far one of the best finds ever when scrolling through the MyMixx App.Acme Markets MyMixx

Eggo Waffles on sale Acme Markets #MyMixx

Waffles are a staple in our house much like bread and milk are in other homes. Waffles are eaten everyday by someone and are used for breakfast lunch and dinner.

The sale ad at Acme Market is a like a treasure hunt. I love sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and my list to put together everything we need. The new MyMixx app makes things even easier these days too. I don’t always have the time for a leisurely scan of the sale ad but now I have it at my finger tips when I’m not at home.Acme Markets MyMixx

Not only did I stock up on our go-to breakfast food I also snagged 12-count case of snapple for $5.99.  Rob and I love their Diet Raspberry and Diet Lemon tea and this price is too good to pass up.

Back to School happened for us this week too. I hit up the deli department and got lunchmeat for the next couple of weeks for just $3.99/lb.  I freeze lunchmeat and cheese so we always have it on hand and I’m not running to the store on Sunday night.Acme Markets Sale of the week #mymixx #sale

Find these and so many more great prices on the products you eat and use each day at Acme Markets.

Come over and enter to win a Acme Markets $100 GC here on the blog.

Acme Markets #MyMixx for More Savings [plus giveaway]

If you’re anything like most people these days you want your errands and tasks to be easier. For me this means being about to do lots of things while on the go. I know my dry cleaning can’t be done over my phone but if I can find a “green” dry cleaner with my fingertips then I’m on the right track. Acme is now helping me save on my grocery shopping with the introduction of MyMixx.Acme Markets MyMixx

MyMixx is a new way to save even more on the groceries I shop for anyway. Using the Acme app on my phone I can “clip coupons” and add them right to my shopping list which I also update on my phone. An since I’m shopping Acme that means NO loyalty card needed. Your MyMixx account is attached to your phone number used when signing up.Acme Markets MyMixx

Clip coupons to stock up on items on sale or buy just what you need. I’m not one to shop for 20 of 1 item because it’s on sale. I just don’t have the room. But I will snag up a useful item if the price if right AND I have a coupon.

I did last week’s grocery shopping with a focus on back to school snacks. I know school is starting soon and I need to get ready. Our shopping cart was full of our regular shopping needs plus Lance Sandwich Crackers, Jif To Go Peanut Butter, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish in every flavor, Dole Fruit Cups and maybe an Entenmann’s Danish (or two).Acme Markets MyMixx

The snacks are stashed in a box in the garage waiting for the 1st day of school. I’ll do some more shopping, adding to the snack and lunch stash but it’s a start and I saved money and time.

Check out Acme’s MyMixx for yourself and see how easy it can be to organize your life and save a few bucks while you’re at it! And to help you along a LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! reader is going to win a $100 Acme Gift Card.

Download the Acme Markets app to your iPhone or Android device. Then create a shopping list, “clip” a coupon, connect with Acme on their social media channels or find a new recipe to try at home. Come back and tell me what you liked about MyMixx from Acme Markets.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The winners will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Contiguous US residents, age 18 or over. For complete rules please read our blog contest rules page.

FREE Salad for a Year #HUGESALE with Acme & Albertson Markets

2014 disclosureIn celebration of their 123rd Anniversary Albertsons, Acme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market and United Markets or showing off their #HUGESALE.Acme Markets Anniversary #HUGESALE

In addition to the great deals on Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Quaker products that we all love their also running an awesome sweepstakes:

Earthbound Farms Free Salad For a Year Giveaway to 75 lucky winners

 Free Earthbound Salad for a Year Giveaway from Albertsons & Acme Family Markets #HUGESALE

That’s a value of approximately $342 of food. That’s an Earthbound salad a week. That’s keeping up on the healthful eating you’re supposed to be doing anyway. Sounds like a win/win/win to me.

Entering is easy. Read and agree to the terms and conditions(bottom of each entry form) and complete the simple form.  Find your store below to enter.

 Good luck to you!  Hurry this sweepstakes end 8/15.


Don’t miss Acme #StockUpSale

Acme might call it their StockUpSale but I call it their staples sale. This week I’m hitting up Acme to load up on cereal, snacks and frozen veggies. This week I can afford to fill my overflow freezer and pantry shelves with things I know we’re going to eat. Cheerios is an all time favorite in our home so that’s always on our list. What a treat to be able to score them for less than $2 a box.

Acme #stockupsale

Golden Grahams is also just $1.88. This is what we call snacking cereal. It’s a great substitute for traditional cookies or buttery popcorn while watching a movie. Even better is making really easy Golden Grahams S’mores Treats.

• 3 tablespoons butter
• 6 cups/1 bag mini marshmallows
• 6 cups Golden Grahams
• 1 cup chocolate chips
• pinch of salt (optional)
• cooking spray


Prepare a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large non-stick pot over medium heat melt butter and add marshmallow & till melted. Remove from heat and add cereal and salt and mix till well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Place a sandwich baggie over your hand and spray the bag with cooking spray. Press cereal mixture into prepared baking pan. Set aside to cool. Slice into squares and enjoy.

Golden Grahams S'mores Treats
This type of treat bar can be made just almost any of the General Mills cereals on sale at Acme. Get your shopping list written and don’t miss the great deals found at all Albertsons’ stores starting 10/11 through 10/17. Always check your local stores for details or changes in inventory or sale dates.
Blog Post Disclosure Banner smores picture courtesy of Lindsay Attaway via Flickr