Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Restaurant.com still has their gift certificates at 80% off. Pay only $2 for a $25 gift certificate. Use code HOLIDAY at checkout.
CVS is offering a free 5x7 or 8x10 when you order online and use ENLARGE as the code. Also, choose "pick up in hours" and you can get 4x6 prints for .10 each.
Vistaprint.com has free 2009 calendars - this offer may be for returning customers, you will need to check. These calendars can be customized with your own photos. However, Vistaprint does offer free products regularly.
Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 when you use code FREEGIFT at checkout.
Here is an idea for decorating in the new year...Wonderful Graffiti is having their 6th Annual Write Sale. If your not familiar with Wonderful Graffiti, I strongly recommend you check out their site. They have beautiful interior typography for your walls. You can use your own quote or you can choose one of theirs. You could group a set of family photos with a meaningful quote in your home's entry. The sale starts Jan. 1 and ends Jan. 31.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
If you are like me and like to see things being made before you attempt them yourself, watch this video from monkeysee.com. Don't forget to tie the paint can opener on the side. Otherwise, you would be a little embarrassed if you didn't offer a way for the recipient to open their present. Although...that would be pretty hilarious...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Here is my recipe for Cranberry Salad. Its so yummy that if I didn't make it every year, I would have some very upset family.
1 pkg. (6 oz.) cherry flavored gelatin
2 c. hot water
1 lb. can whole cranberry sauce
1 lb. can jellied cranberry sauce
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 lb. can crushed pineapple - drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Dissolved gelatin in water. Add cranberry sauces and lemon juice and walnuts (or pecans) they'll float to the top as it chills. Pour into a serving bowl. Chill until firm.
Tip: I always make this the night before so I know its ready to go on Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Deal extended! Save 80% at Restaurant.com with the code SURPRISE. Pay only $2 for a $25 certificate. Code expires Monday 11/24. These make great holiday gifts and don't expire for a full year. You can buy a $100 certificate for only $8!
Also, check out Couponmom.com. She lists grocery store sale prices and matches them with coupons. You can select stores from your area, view the sales and print a list to shop with. I got started with my couponing with Couponmom.com and it has been so helpful.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I won the Kreativ Blogger Award! Cherie over at The Wandering Peanut was gracious enough to pass this along to me. Cherie collects expired coupons and sends them overseas to our military families. If you are interested in helping her with this, please follow the link and let her know. Also she has a really cool blog with coupon match -ups that you will find helpful. Thanks Cherie!!! Now I have to list six things that I'm thankful for and pass this along to six other blogs!
I'm thankful for:
1. God and his amazing grace!
2. My awesome husband who loves me so much and always knows what I need and when I need it. I'm so thankful that God sent him to me!
3. My family. No matter what we've been through, we always come back to each other!
4. My job. I'm very fortunate to be able to come to work every day and be an interior designer!
5. My cozy apartment that is convenient to everything.
6. My silly friends that keep me laughing.
Now to pass this to six other blogs:
1. Cherie at The Wandering Peanut
2. Sarah at Fiddledeedee (she does great Publix coupon match-ups!)
3. Alyssa at Keeping the Kingdom First (check out her CVS $5 Challenge)
4. Erin at Coupon Cravings (she has the scoop on whats free this week at CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens)
5. Andrea at Mommy Snacks (I always check out her CVS and Walgreens previews)
6. Denise at The Centsible Sawyer (check out her post on current give-a-ways)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
1 Ziploc® Brand Fresh Produce Bag with Moisture Vents
1 Ziploc® Brand Easy Zipper Storage Bag
1 Ziploc® Brand Snack Bag
1 Ziploc® Brand Zip 'n Steam™ Microwave Steam Cooking Bag
1 Ziploc® Brand Snap 'n Seal Container
Good luck!!! (if you have won a gift pack in the last 180 days, you will not be eligible for this prize.)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Also, some Publix stores will accept this coupon as a competitors coupon but PLEASE clear it with customer service and/or management when you go in; this will avoid any embarassing hold ups at checkout time.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So now your probably wondering, how did I pay so little for all of these products? The trick is, I had $12.99 in rebate money in hand to spend so I rolled that money into more free after rebate products - ha! Genius! But heres the breakdown:
Chapstick True Shimmer - $1.99
Lizard Lips Chapstick - $.99
Soft Lips Vanilla Mint (2pk) - $2.99
Chloraseptic Max Strength - $2.99
LypSyl Moisturizer - $1.99
Bee M.D. Honey Cough Drops (Organic) - $2.49
Excedrin Express Gels - $3.99 minus $2.00 coupon here
Now, subtract my $12.99 in rebate money that I had from previous purchases and my grand total was $3.90. Oh, AND I'll recieve $17.48 back in rebates!!!
Rite Aid has an awesome Single Check Rebate program that makes it real easy to get your dough. You just sign up online and enter your reciept information then submit it at the end of the month and they'll send you a check to use in their store in about two weeks. It may sound like a lot but it takes a very small amount of time. Read all the details here. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Monday, October 13, 2008
1-1/2 lbs ground beef (or turkey, which is what I use)
1-1/2 lbs lean pork breakfast sausage (or turkey)
2 large onions
1 green pepper
3 cloves garlic
3 (14 oz.) cans whole tomatoes
1 (18 oz.) can tomato paste
1 (14 oz.) can beef broth
1/2 c. ketchup
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 (14 oz.) can pinto beans
1 (14oz.) can dark red kidney beans
2 cups water
4 Tbsp chili powder (or to taste)
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp. red pepper
Combine beef and sausage. Cook well. Drain and rinse. Add all other ingredients except beans; stir well. Cover and simmer on low 2-1/2 hours. Stir in beans and cook 30 minutes longer.
I serve this with sour cream, shredded cheese, corn chips and saltine crackers for toppings.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
For me, this has been the best way to organize my coupons. It puts everything where I can see it at a quick glance without having to thumb through them one by one. I purchased a cloth zipper binder and added baseball card holders to divide the coupons. You can find baseball card holders at Wal-Mart at the front of the store with the registers. I say this because if you don't know where to look then you'll never find them.
Here is a cheap, easy and environmentally friendly way to clean your microwave. Fill a micrwave safe bowl about 2/3 of the way full with water and add 1/8 c. of lemon juice. Microwave for about 4 minutes. Let it sit in the microwave for another 4 minutes. The combo of the steam and the lemon juice will eat the crud off of your microwave walls. Once it has had time to do its job, carefully remove the hot water and wipe out the microwave. All the splatters will easily come off and your microwave will be sparkling clean!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
1-1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 (15oz.) can solid pack pumpkin
2 c. all purpose flour
2 c. sugar
2 (3oz.) pkgs. cook and serve vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add oil and pumpkin; beat until smooth. In a seperate bowl combine remaining ingredients. Gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Pour batter into 2 greased 8 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 75-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Free Sample of Warm Delights Minis from Betty Crocker. This sample requires you to sign up for a email newsletter that offers recipes and coupons.
Free Sample of Quaker Simple Harvest Granola Bars.
Free BOTTLE of Country Bob's Sauce. I have recieved this previously and it is very good. You can use it on chicken, hamburgers, steaks and ribs. You can find it at Wal-Mart.
Free sample of Bertolli's Premium Pasta Sauce.
Free sample of Calvin Klein Secret Obsession.
Register for $1 off coupon for Snausages Snawsome Dog Treats. These are Mr. Hoover approved!
Free Sample of Carefree Pantiliners.
These offers are courtesy of Freeflys.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Another way I think of clipping coupons is this; last week I spent $30 at Publix but I saved $48, so if I spent 2 hours clipping, organizing and matching coupons, I made $24 an hour and created a nice little stockpile of the groceries I bought.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Goodnites, Benefiber, Cascade, Huggies, Nicorette and Crest.
And here's an idea - place your free samples in a basket in a guest bathroom for guests to use if they forget something. They'll appreciate the extra thought!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The best place is the Sunday newspaper. I would suggest purchasing two or three copies so you can utilize multiple coupons to stock up on an item when it goes on sale. But, PLEASE recycle your newspaper when your done!
Secondly, if you like to shop at Publix, like I do, they publish their own magazines, such as Greenwise, that has coupons in them. These magazines are free and you can pick them up at the front of the store or you can subscribe to them here.
Finally, you can print them from the Internet. One caveat, thanks to the actions of a few, many will suffer. Stores aren't as ready to take these as they used to be. Some people created color copies of them to score some deals and that constitutes fraud. Never copy coupons! But thankfully, you can legitimately print coupons from the Internet at these sites: Coolsavings.com and Coupons.com.
I'm also going to work on getting a coupon bar so you can print coupons, right from my blog. I'll keep you updated!
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