Monday, April 18, 2011

Great Family Home Evening idea from Food Storage Made Easy!

At this time on a Monday evening my family would normally be having FHE, but my husband, A WONDERFUL MAN!, is helping up the canyon with the flooding situation that a neighbors property is having. So, my daughter is playing with friends and I am browsing the web. I just found this great idea that has posted for a FHE lesson that will help get your family involved in food storage. Check it out here.

There is also a posting on how to create 72 hr kits in a jug. It has a video to watch, another good FHE. Read and watch it here.

Everyday Food Storage Recipes

Whenever I need a fresh idea or learn how to use my food storage items I just go visit Let's face it, grocery prices are continually on the rise. I have recently tried a few new recipes and want to share them with you. In the past I have shared my success with homemade bread from a recipe I found on this site, read about it here.

She had a posting, connected with a powdered eggs search, on how to shape the perfect roll. I tried the recipe she offered as well and they were a complete hit at my house. They do take some rising time and forethought, totally worth it! You can watch her technique for shaping the rolls and get the recipe here.

I also made her baked omelet. It was easy and I had everyone's food hot at the same time, as opposed to cooking one at a time and not having everyone eat at the same time. I could taste the flour in the finished product. I think that next time I will be adding green onions, cooked crumbled sausage, chilies, or something else to cover the flour taste. Breakfast works out well for my family to have a meal together, most mornings, so I like to have a few hot meals each week. Cold cereal is so expensive and most leave you hungry within an hour. I do love the ease of cold cereal though.

I made her Sour Cream Apple Pie today. I did use my dehydrated apples and I made mine an apple crisp instead of pie(no crust, easier!). It was yummy! In fact it was my dinner, I don't feel guilty because I ate carrots as well. ;)
Watch your baking time, I think I will bake it 5 minutes less next time.

I have a few more recipes that I will be trying this week. What are your favorite recipes that use basic food storage items?

All pictures come from

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Redbox $.50 Thursday Rentals

For Thursday April 14th you can enter the code Thursday and receive your first nights rental for only $.50!
If you are tired of not getting the movie of your choice for Friday night you can pick it up today for only $.50 tonight, and the regular rental fee for any additional nights.
From what I can see, if you return the movie tomorrow before the 9pm regular rental return time, you will only pay $.50 for your rental. Not a bad deal!
Check out more from Redbox here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lunch Deal at Firehouse Pizza

I was on Facebook and found this posting from Firehouse Pizza. I might be hungry?! And, I LOVE Firehouse Pizza. I'm going to have to squeeze this deal into my life!

Here is their announcement:
Firehouse Pizzeria (Official) is celebrating their ten year anniversary. For the next two weeks, get two lunch specials (2 salad/half foccacia, 2 sodas, and 2 small calzones or pizzas) for $10! You can't beat that. Don't forget to tip on the full amount, though!

Chili's: Kids Eat Free April 5th

Print your coupon here and take it to any Chili's Bar & Grill location tomorrow, April 5th, to get up to 2 FREE kid's meals with each adult meal purchased!

Spring Break, dinner out?

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva.

Win $5000 in Groceries! is giving away $5000 in groceries. Who couldn't use this check? Food storage heaven is what would happen in my house.
Enter everyday through April 24th, 2011.

Enter Kellogg's Earth Day Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win a 2011 Ford® Fusion® Hybrid.
You can enter once a day, every day, from one method of entry, until 6/30/2011.

Tron DVD Coupon & Sweepstakes

Sign into your Disney Rewards account and you can print off your $5 off coupon on your 4 pack. I haven't seen this movie yet. Have you? I'm not planning on buying it, but if you are then get your coupon.

P.S. While your logged into your account go to the 'Sweepstakes' section of 'Members Extras' and enter to win a 3-D Entertainment package.

Print Your $5 Rumbi Coupon

Join Club Rumbi, when you complete the enrollment form, they'll send you a Reward Voucher for $5 off $15 or more via email good on your next visit to Rumbi Island Grill.

Monday, March 28, 2011

HOT- Huggies $3.00 Off Coupon!

There is a HOT offer for a $3.00 off Huggies printable coupon HERE. Just share the coupon with three friends and get $3.00 or, if you don’t want to share, print a $1.50 off coupon. This is probably the highest value diaper coupon I have seen in a LONG time! Make sure to print two per computer!

There is also a $3.00 and $2.00 off coupon at HERE!! Use zip code 90210 if you don’t see them in yours! REMEMBER to click the back button to print a second set. Two printings per computer.

WOW, here is another printable $3 Huggies coupon.

Thanks, Save at Home Mommy!

Free Uncle Ben's Ready Rice

Request your free pouch of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice here.

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tangled Coupon is Out!

I have been waiting for the release of this DVD!!! As well as for the coupon to accompany it. Release date is next Tuesday, March 29th. The coupon for this movie is only $5, instead of the greater value ones we have seen in the past. Let's face it, Disney knew we would all be running to purchase this movie with or without a coupon. The coupon is only good on the 4 disc Combo Pack.

I am adding what I have posted before on my thoughts for why to purchase a Blu-ray pack:

Don't have a Blu-ray player? You may still want to consider getting this pack anyway. With this Disney Combo Pack you get not only the Blu-ray disc, but you also get a DVD, digital copy disc, and the 3-D disc. Remember eight track tapes? Whether you do or don't you know that they are extinct just like cassette tapes. It is hard to find a VCR and my thinking is that everything will go Blu-ray eventually so why not get this combo pack and be ready for when you do get your Blu-ray player while still having a DVD to use now.

If you have not seen this movie yet, I highly suggest you buy it. It is a good one even if you live in house full of boys.

Sign into your Disney Rewards account, click onto Member Extras to find your coupon.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Q&A: How is Couponing in Utah Different?

Utah Deal Diva has a posting that tells why couponing in Utah is different from the rest of the country. She answers why we don't have coupon doubling like so many other states. You can read it HERE.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Free Movie Passes

My husband, daughter, and I needed to get out and do something away from home last Friday night. We decided to go see RANGO at Stadium 8 in Providence.
We all know that movie theater treats are not cheap, but we splurged and purchased the large popcorn combo deal. You get two large drinks, a large popcorn, and a candy treat of our choice. What I didn't know was that they were running a special contest in which if you find a shamrock sticker on the bottom of your popcorn bucket then you win two movie passes. The girls seemed a bit enthusiastic about this contest so I picked up my popcorn bucket to look on the bottom. I was SHOCKED, to say the least, when I found a shamrock sticker on MY popcorn bucket. Two movies passes were given to us from the manager with a big smile on her face. I realize we didn't win anything enormous, but we WON!

P.S. This is my personal opinion, but I wouldn't waste money on seeing RANGO in the theater and I will not be buying or watching it again. They hired brilliant marketers for this movie.

ACE Big Spring Scratch and Save

March 26 & 27 only - Gather up your project needs and head to the cash register to scratch away and reveal your mystery savings of 10%-50% off a single purchase, plus a chance to a FREE purchase!. One in 1,000 cards wins entire purchase free up to a $500 value!

*Limit one scratch per customer per visit each day. No purchase required to obtain card and reveal discount. Card must be scratched off in front of cashier prior to checkout and is valid only for merchandise presented at that time. Merchandise may not be added after discount is revealed. Not valid on gift cards, online or in-store services.

In my mailed flier of this event I read the fine print and learned:
Merchandise may not be added after the discount is revealed, but you may abandon all or any part of the transaction after the discount is revealed. I'm thinking, and it may be a pain in the butt for the workers, but I will go get the items needed for some home projects and then decide what to keep after I see my discount on my scratch card.
Someone is going to win their entire project for free. It would drive me crazy if I was the lucky one and I only had a $10 item in my hands. I will happily put it all away, not have the employee do it, and go with a positive attitude about being the winner. It's worth a shot, I did win movie passes last weekend, maybe I'm in a lucky streak!

Spring Break = Spring Cleaning?

What do you do with your "Spring Break"? Do you leave town and get break from the everyday? Spring clean your entire house? Get a jump start on yard/garden clean up? A 'Staycation' perhaps?

At my house it is going to have to be a combination year. I am grateful the kids have a full week off for their spring break. I'm ready to not live and die by the schedule of school. I know my daughter is ready for the break too. (Unfortunately we are not morning people, we try to fake it September thru May.)

Are you leaving town? If we get to take off it will only be for a couple of days to Grandma & Grandpa's in Salt Lake. I don't know about you, but we do not get enough time with extended family and we love time spent with them. (The fact that it is a cheap getaway is a bonus!)

We will be spring cleaning!!! Working and keeping on top of the house work is not a talent that I possess! Closets, cupboards, drawers, laundry room, baseboards, windows, walls . . . are you getting the picture? It is amazing how much house work can get done in the first couple of hours after I wake up compared to double the time in the afternoon. (Am I the only one like that?) Being home in the mornings is going to ROCK!
I found CLEANMAMA.BLOGSPOT.COM this week. She has a great plan to get through the spring cleaning job, step by step. I am going to get started on Week 1 now and we'll keep working on the other weeks during the break. You can follow her plan too if you like:
Week 1 of Clean Sweep
Week 2 of Clean Sweep
Week 3 of Clean Sweep
Week 4 of Clean Sweep

She has MANY helpful tips on her blog that you can check out. Because this blog is about savings I am glad I found Clean Mama's blog to help me save time!!!

Weather permitting, there will be yard/garden work going on as well. I really like the My Square Foot Garden blog with all of her helpful tips. I have not a successful garden once in my life. I have plants that grow great with many others that don't even sprout. This year is going to be different! I need my garden to survive during this tough economic time. I have loved being able to go to my storage room and take bottles of yumminess and feed my family. My tomatoes did not flourish last summer, I have wonderful neighbors and friends who gave me tomatoes to bottle last fall. My hope is to have enough from my garden to be able to share this year.
I live in a blue color area. The color system lets you know when is the best time for planting each plant in your garden. Learn your color here. Read through her many postings that will guide you through your gardening.

Our 'Staycation' will consist of turning off the phone and the world, because we wouldn't be answering it if we were not home, and doing some of our favorite activities.
We love books, my daughter wants to start a book club with her friends so this will be a great week to get it started. We'll slao be enjoying some good reading time.
We love playing games, keeping track of who is winning is important, and eating our favorite treats. There will be at least one afternoon of this fun.
Baking is also something we enjoy doing together, it makes the house smell so good too.
There are so many crafting projects that have been half done or put off because of time that I'm feeling there will be some time spent crafting.
Who doesn't love simple relaxation in front of a good movie, with the popcorn and milk duds? A movie marathon in pjs is my kind of fun.

I know this is a lot to do on a 'break', but let me stress that I will not schedule it! It will happen because it is what we want to do. I will push for a lot of the spring cleaning to be done in the next week and a half before the break begins.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lessons to Learn from Japan’s Earthquake

I really like what Crystal has posted on her Everyday Food Storage Blog asking if we are prepared for an earthquake or other natural disasters. Read her blog and make sure you are taking steps to preparing your family.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Keebler jumbo Fudge Sticks Save $1.00

My husband loves the regular size fudge sticks, so I am assuming he will love these ones too. Click here for your $1.00/1 Keebler Jumbo Fudge Sticks coupon.

Thank you, The Coupon Barn.

Free Disney Rewards Points

I just received 55 free points for my Disney Rewards Program. Here is how I got them:
K2HM73MC9L - 5 points

There is another survey you can take for 50 points as well. Log in to your account,then click on the tab 'My Points', then click on 'Surveys' and you can take the quick quiz.
There is also the 100 point survey if you haven't taken that one yet.

You can get more free codes from a I Love Free Things posting. Some of these are expired, several are good.