Friday, April 29, 2011

Cottenelle Give a Tub, Get a Tub

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Taste of Home $5.00 Cookbook Sale!

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Limited time only $5 COOKBOOK SALE at 4-26-11 to 5-2-11.  Plus, you can use the coupon code 2046P to get $1 shipping on your entire order! 

These would make great Mother's Day, birthday, early Xmas shopping gifts!

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$2.00 Wisk Printable

$2.00 Wisk Printable


Trying to find something easy to make for dinner tonight, I stumbled upon this interesting titled recipe on Hillbilly Housewife website last week.

Junk Recipe

1 lb. hamburger meat (While at Wal-Mart today, I found 93/7 ground beef marked to $2.25)
16 slices of american cheese (or whatever you have on hand, feel free to mix it up with the cheese). (Paired with a .75 coupon at Giant Eagle, this was only .78)
6 med. potatoes (I used the McCain Potatoes I got on sale today at GE for $1.50 with my $1.00 off coupon.  These are frozen potatoes that you microwave to cook.  The ones I got were sliced)
Oil for frying (omitted)
Garlic Salt (I used seasoning salt)
1. Peel & wash potatoes. Cut up into french fries. (I omitted this step since mine were cooked in the microwave.)
2. Turn on oil for frying. Once oil is hot add potatoes, cook till done and drain on paper towel (or brown paper bag, do not add salt).
3. Place 1 lb hamburger meat in pan and season with garlic salt and pepper. Cook till done and drain.
4. In casserole pan cover bottom of pan with hamburger meat. Lay a layer of cheese on top of the meat. Place all cooked fries on top. Cover with remaining cheese. Bake on 350 for about 10 – 15 min. just till the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Okay, of course my kids LOVED it.  My husband went back for seconds, too.  Amazing that the simplest little dinner is usually the favorite.  Pair with garlic rolls and cheesy broccoli and this was a successful dinner night.

GREAT Groupon Deal TODAY!

TODAY Only! Groupon is offering $20 for $40 at The Body Shop. An added bonus is if the customer redeems the Groupon by May 30, the Groupon is worth $45 instead of $40! AND, it's also good on sale items!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Acme 4/22

Looking through the Acme ad for the best deals this week. Better yet, I may just take my ad to Walmart to price match!

Green Giant Vegetables

Delmonte Tomatoes
10/$10 or $1.00 each

Head Lettuce

Raisin Bran
use .70 Printable

12 ct. Pop Tarts
5/$10 or $2.00 each

Snack Pack
10/$10 or $1.00 each

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables
10/$10 or $1.00 each
use .50/2 from 3/20 SS
$1.50/2 or .75 each

Red Seedless Grapes
$1.99 a pound

These are just the best deals I see.  You may have different needs and I would encourage you to look at your ad for the best deals.

$1.00 Skinny Cow Coupon

"Like" Skinny Cow on Facebook and get a $1.00 off coupon.  I've heard, but haven't confirmed, that the small ice cream cups are priced $1.19 at Wal-Mart.  A little treat for .19 sounds good to me!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

.55 Fruit2o Coupon

You can snag a .55 printable coupon from Facebook for Fruit2O right now.  These are on sale at Giant Eagle for 2/$5.00.  Use this coupon, which will double, and you will get it for $1.40.  They come in a 6 pack and my kids love when I put these in their lunches!

Printable Coupons has some good printables available right now!

$2.00/2 Reach Toothbrushes

$1.00 Reach dental floss (free + overage at Wal-Mart)

.55 Ball Park product

$2.00/2 Nivea Lip Care

$33 Dutch Oven

Today,, has this 5 quart dutch oven for $44.99.  After you add it to your cart, additional savings will come off making it $33.29!  This is the best price I have ever seen for this kind of roaster.  I love mine and use it at least 3 times a week.  It come in red or blue.  This would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day! 

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

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Tresemme Sample

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

$8 Domino's Groupon Deal

Groupon is offering a National deal today for $8 large, any topping (up to 10 toppings!)pizza (a $20 value) for carry-out.  This is a $12 savings and expires on May 19, 2011.

Fine Print:

  • Expires May 19, 2011
  • Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per order.Must order online. Must provide email address upon redemption to receive unique PIN and URL; you will not be added to Domino's mailing list. Carryout only. Valid at all US locations except those in Alaska or Hawaii. Not valid with other offers. Tax not included.

$1.00 Reach Coupon

Go over to to print this $1.00 Reach coupon that will end up being FREE with OVERAGE at Wal-Mart!

$1.50 Lysol Wipes Coupon

$1.50 Lysol Coupon.  Just "like" them on Facebook to be directed to the link.

BOGO Subway 4/18-4/29

Note that is is only from the time they open until 9:00 AM.  No coupon required.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just in Case

Almost everytime I go to the store and use coupons, I have someone ask me where I get my coupons.  I get them from a variety of places.  The newspaper, internet, store blinkie machines, etc.. You can get a lot of great coupons right online.

Go over to  and put in your zip code and see how many great coupons are available to you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook is (using a random number generator) #5 Eva!!!  Eva, send me you address to so I can send out your book ASAP! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Responsible Couponing

Did anyone watch TLC's Extreme Couponing last week? If you did, there has been quite a stir in the couponing community this week.  Read about it here.

I want to show you that extreme couponing can be done LEGALLY.  It takes a little time (not hours upon hours) and patience.  But the outcome is worth it.

My Wal-Mart Trip (4/13/11)

2 Toy Story 3 Operation games
use $3.00 from 4/10 or $3.00 printable
Final price = $2.00

Vlasic Relish
use .55 printable
Final Price = .63 each

Smuckers Grape Jelly
use .75 Smuckers Printable
Final Price $1.11

Tide (travel size)
use $1.00 P&G Mailer
+.03 Overage

Purex 3-in1 2 pack (travel section)
use $1.00 3/13 RP
+.03 Overage

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant (found in travel section)
use $3.00 P&G Brand Sampler
+.53 Overage

Bic Silky Touch Razors
use $2.00 3/27SS
Final Price = .94

Olay Bar Soap
use $2.00 4/3 PG
Final Price .48

Suave Deodorant
use .50 3/20 RP
Final Price .49

Philadephia Cooking Creme
use $1.50 Blinkie
Final Price .98

Wal-Mart has recently change their coupon policy to allow overage on coupon/purchases.  So taking advantage of that, I was able to get $1.15 in overage today.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mexican Casserole

I think it is funny that you can add taco seasoning to something and it is suddenly consider "Mexican" :)

Mexican Casserole

3-4 oz. chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I used 5 chicken thighs and cooked them on the grill first)
4 Tbsp chicken broth or water
2 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice)
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 to 1 can corn
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reserve 1/2 cup for top of casserole (I used a whole package of Kraft Mexican cheddar cheese which is just noticed is no longer 2 cups, but 1 3/4 cups worth.)

Mix all of the above.  Place in casserole dish and cover with reserved cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Here is the funniest thing about this supper tonight.  We sat down to eat and after a few minutes I though to myself that it was kind of bland.  I said something out loud then and Jimmy also said it was kind of bland.  It suddenly hit me that I FORGOT TO PUT IN THE TACO SEASONING! Thus making this just "casserole".   I completely eliminated the Mexican part!! I threw a little salt on it and it was fine but I have been beating myself up ever since.

Rare Coca-Cola or Dasani Product Coupon

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FREE Sample EOS Hand Lotion

Details here.

New Printables

$1.00 Folgers

.75 Martha White Cake Mix

.50 Hanover Pretzels (frozen food)

$2.00 Aleve

.50/2 Pillsbury Pie Crust

$3.00 Connect Four Game

 $3.00 Bop It Game

Menu Plan Monday

Here is what on the menu around this house for the week of April 11th

Monday ~ Mexican casserole
Tuesday ~ Homemade chicken fingers
Wednesday ~ Pot roast with carrots and potatoes
Thursday ~ Sweet Carolina pulled pork sandwiches (crock-pot)
Friday ~ Bacon cheeseburger pizza
Saturday ~ Chili

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

FREE Sunmaid Recipe Book

Go here for a free New Taste of Tradition cookbook from Sunmaid.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Freebies, Auto-Fill and Mawmaw

Do you use an auto-fill feature on your browser when filling out information on the internet for free stuff? If you don't, I highly recommend it.  It makes the process painless and satisfying.

Awhile back, while visiting my husbands grandparents in WV, it came up about this blog and how Mawmaw didn't have a computer or access to a computer.  It got me to thinking when we got back and I put Mawmaw's information on my auto-fill.  Now, when I sign up for a free sample, I sign her up for one too.  I get tickled pink when she calls me up and tells me about all the stuff she is getting in the mail.  

Consider putting someone on your auto-fill that may not have access to a computer.  You may just make their day!

Rimmel 60 Second Nailpolish

I am in love with this nailpolish.  I am super impatient so the fact that it dries in 60 seconds is perfect for me.

Better yet, it is priced at $2.97 at Wal-Mart.  Paired with this $2.00 Coupon off any Rimmel product making it .97.  Perfect!  The coupon says on it "available at Walgreens" but that doesn't mean you have to use it there.

I went today and picked up #600 "Deliciously Dark".  I am such a rebel :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

My 1st Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway!  We cooked together out of this book for a few weeks, so I want to share the love with one of you.  This cookbook is one of my favorites in my collection and I am sure you will love it too.  The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has wonderful recipes, beautiful pictures and captivating stories in this lovely book.

How to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me anything! (Sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself!)

2. "Like" this blog on Facebook. (If you already are a follower on FB, let me know for another entry!)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 14th at 4:00 pm.  Good Luck!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

.75 Breyers Blast Coupon

Go here to print off a .75 Breyers Blast coupon.  Remember you can print it twice and this will double at Giant Eagle.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

This sloppy thing isn't even a real recipe, just something I threw together for a light dessert tonight.

1 Angel Food Cake (I found one on the day old Wal-mart rack for $2.00)
8 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
1/8 cup sugar (you could probably use Splenda or something like it to make it even less fattening)
4 oz. (1/2 container) of Fat Free Cool Whip
Strawberries, chopped

Cream the cream cheese, sugar and berries together.  Fold in the cool whip.  Split the cake in two and frost the layers.

5 Weight Watchers points.  Delicious and refreshing, even on a day that it snowed!

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FREE Proctor & Gamble Samples

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Kids Eat Free TODAY 4/5/11 at Chili's

Go here and print off a coupon for kids to eat FREE today only at Chili's.  With the purchase of an adult entree and valid for kids 12 and under.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Printables

It's a new month.  So that means has put new coupons up.

.30 French Mustard

.35 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams

.75 Cinnamon Burst Cheerios

.75 Kix

$2.00 Rimmel Foundation

.75 Cascadian Farm Product

.75 Kraft Singles

BOGO Powerade Zero

Lots more to choose from, those are just a few.

FREE Sample of Swiss Chocolate

Free Sample of swiss chocolate here.  You can choose from dark or milk chocolate.

It's a Keeper!

The Farmhouse Chicken Chowder recipe my mother passed on to me was wonderful.  The rotisserie chicken really makes a huge difference.  It is flavorful and moist (I hate that word :)).  My whole family loved it, which is not an easy task.  My 7 year old son yelled out "Mama, this is FANTASTIC!".  Try this one soon!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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Farmhouse Chicken Chowder

My mom passed this recipe on to me a couple of weeks ago.  I am going to try it this week.

 6 slices bacon, chopped
 6 green onions sliced thin
 2 carrots, peeled and sliced thin
 1 rib celery, sliced thin
 6 tablespoons flour
 5 cups chicken broth
 1 pound red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2 in pieces
 1 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded, meat shredded into bite size pieces
 (about 3 cups)
          ( I used four rotisserie chicken breasts from Marcs deli section)
 1 cup half-and-half

 1.  Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes.
 Using slotted sppon remove bacon from pot.  Pour off all but 1 tablespoon
 fat from pot.  Cook green onions, carrots, celery, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in
 bacon fat until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.  Add flour and
 cook until golden, 1-2 minutes.

 2.  Stir in broth and potatoes and bring to boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low
 and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 10-12 minutes.  Add
 chicken and half-and -half and simmer until chicken is heated through, about
 2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper

Cooking Challenge #5 Results

I made my pot roast this week.  The pot was a delicious and filled the house with the most appetizing aromas!  I did not make the potatoes, though.  I fully intended to, but realized that my potatoes were starting to rot so we had buttered noodles with it instead. I have made those potatoes before, though and they are super fattening and wonderful!! I forgot to take a picture of it, anyway.

I think for now, I will just post recipes and where I have gotten them.  I know everyone is busy and maybe not able to do the "challenge".  If you have a recipe you want to share, please email me at with it and I will be happy to pass it along.

BTW, the stir-fry from last night was "okay".  I don't think I will pass it on this time, not a keeper.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Tonight we are having Honey Glazed Chicken Stir-Fry.  If it is successful, I will share the recipe with you.

What's on your menu?  Also, last call on pot roast stories/pictures!