Monday, April 19, 2010

The Computer is Up & Running!

My computer had a driver failure and needed to go see the Doc, Geek Squad. I am now at square one because I don't have all of my bookmarks of my favorite sites to check for deals and recipes. I'm certain I can find the really good ones again. They are listed with my previous posts. My question is do I want to? I'm thinking that I will set up a spot on the right with the most relevant sites for those of us in Cache Valley for everyone to link to and look for the deals. If I found anything super great I will post them. I need to spend my time working in my yard and garden. My garden truly is where my screaming deals are coming from this summer.

I have had fun reading comments and finding the deals I have shared with everyone. I just need to put my energy in other areas of my life. So these posts will be random, after I get the site user friendly for finding your own deals online.

Thank you to everyone who left comments, that was fun and fueled me to keep going as long as I have.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shelf Reliance Party

I made it to a Shelf Reliance Party a couple of weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of their product. I sampled the Taco TVP, and ordered it because of it's flavor, I also sampled freeze dried pineapple, strawberries, & mango. Their taste was like eating fresh fruit. The macaroons were delicious too. I also liked that at these parties you pay less than the retail price!
You can also set up a plan to build up your food storage at your budget. It will be automatically sent to your home each month. I like that. How many of us want to increase our variety and supply of food storage but our busy lives get in the way?

If you have not yet been to a Shelf Reliance party you can check one out this Wednesday evening. Open house style from 6pm - 8pm at 520 S 200 E, Hyrum.

I copied this from their Facebook page:
At Shelf Reliance we’re fanatical about food storage! And why shouldn’t we be? We developed THRIVE, the best-tasting food storage the market has to offer. Because we know how fun and rewarding using food storage can be, we want to get you involved! Despite what some people may think, food storage does not have to be st...owed away in dark corners. Really!

Bountiful Baskets Order Day

Today at 1:00 is the time for ordering your Bountiful Baskets. I know that they will have EVOO and from what I have read from past purchasers, on Facebook, they really like it. I am unsure on the price until it is on the order form. They will have tropical granola, it is filled with coconut, dried pineapple & papaya, and macadamia nuts. They sent some to sample and if you were working at my site you got to sample it. It was very good. It is a treat for dessert if you ask me.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This Month's Sale

Many of you know that I am a fan of reading Marcia Lynn McClure's books. This month she has 'The Highwayman of Tanglewood' for $13.95 till April 30th. If you like a masked man at night who gives great kisses then you will enjoy this book.

I just read 'Beneath the Honeysuckle Vine & The Tide of the Mermaid Tears'. I enjoyed these ones too. They are clean romance and sometimes you just need to mentally check out from life for a moment of reading and these books do just that. I haven't read her e-book 'Kiss in the Dark' yet, but I like the title.

If you haven't heard yet, Marcia will be at The Book Table on June 19th. I haven't talked to The Book Table about it yet, but I plan to this week and I'll get more details.
Happy reading!

Living Planet Aquarium HOT Deals!

I think I got the last one. Sorry! I decided I should purchase a second one and when I tried it said that they were sold out, but they are scheduled for a restock. So don't give up if you still want one. I checked the price for a single visit and it is $9 for adults and $7 for kids. That is $16 for an adult and child to visit one time and I paid $20.94 with shipping for a one year membership! I did add an $11 pass for the Cache Valley Fun Park for $5.50. That is a deal.

I also found,, that you can purchase certificates for dining, hotels, entertainment, & retail. Most of these certificates are for outside of our Cache Valley, but Olive garden said for all locations. These are great for a in state vacation! Check it out.

Right now you can get a 1-year membership to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy for only $19.95! The fantastic thing is, this membership is valid for 1 adult AND 1 child! Regular admission prices are $9 for adults and $7 for kids, so this pass will practically pay for itself in only 1 visit! Go here to buy yours!

I have wanted to go visit and see all of the sea life and now it is more affordable for several visits during the next year.
I don't know how many they have available, but I can't imagine these will last long!
Thanks, Utah Deal Diva.

Caselot Comparisons: Who is Cheaper, Smith's or Associated?

Utah Deal Diva has a great posting with price comparisons on like items on case lots sales at Smith's and our Associated Stores. Check out the prices HERE.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Check this out on Youtube and then put it into practice!

Smile and validate away! Because you are GREAT!

Basket Update.

If you have tried to order your basket and have noticed that it still is offering the Easter packs for extras and scratched your head like I did, then you are correct, it is incorrect. They need everyone to get off for a bit and they will have the new items on the site as soon as they can. Thanks

I just received this email from Sally & Tanya:


It has come to our attention that the website has the incorrect add on items. Because the traffic is so heavy we cannot get it fixed.

We will fix this as soon as possible, but if you hold off to participate until we do experience tells us your site will probably fill up.

In the mean time here is how we are handling this:

Honey whole wheat bread will be offered
Strawberries will be 12# in pints!
Mangoes will be available until we fix the website

The Easter Items will not be fulfilled, but will be refunded. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THEM!

We’ll offer the Italian Pack, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Granola again next cycle so that you have an opportunity to receive those.

Sally & Tanya

P.S. Extra good news is we should be on a different "trouble free" website that doesn't have issues in the next 3 weeks.

Odering Day for Bountiful Baskets

Bountiful Baskets ordering day is today at 1pm. We pick up on Saturday, April 10th. Please notice the pick up time as they change without warning. My guess is that it will remain at 8:45, like last week, but you just never know. I am crossing my fingers for a case of blackberries soon for jam.

If you are new to this site and are unsure what Bountiful Baskets is let me give you a brief run down. It is a produce co-op that enables us to get the same produce you get at your grocery store without the mark up the stores give us. Through mass buying power we get a fresh mix of fruits and vegetables to help our families eat healthy. You order on any Monday that you wish and pick up your basket on Saturday at a designated site and time. This operation does run on volunteers, to keep our costs down. You can show up an hour an ten minutes before your scheduled pick up time and help unload the truck, distribute produce in baskets, take out the boxes and garbage, you can stay through the pick up process as well. You do not need to help every Saturday, but when you can it is greatly appreciated.

Happy Spring everyone.

Double Coupons Explained & Kmart Matchups

Utah Deal Diva has a great posting explaining the double coupons at Kmart this week. You can read here post HERE.

She also has a way to get Soft Scrub free at Kmart.

Friday, April 2, 2010

4/3 Bounitful Basket Preview


Lime Scented Strawberry Mango Salad

Did you order mangoes or strawberries to go with your Bountiful Basket? If so here is a yummy salad recipe Ginger tried out last week, and loved, that you could make with some of your fruit:

Lime Scented Strawberry Mango Salad

3/4 Cup Sugar
2 tsp grated lime zest
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
3 cups trimmed, sliced strawberries (about 2 lbs.)
3 cups peeled, diced mangoes (2 to 3 large mangoes)
1/3 cup water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmner until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lime zest and juice; let cool to room temperature.

Mix strawberries with mangoes in a large bowl. Add syrup and gently stir util well mixed. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Serves: 8

Per Serving:

135 calories
0g fat (0g sat fat)
0mg cholesterol
2g fiber
1g protein
35g carbs
2mg sodium

Allyou Magazine March 2010

We love mangoes with lime juice at our house already so I am looking forward making this one.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Greetings from Honeyville Farms:

I received the following email from Honeyville Farms:

SUMMARY: OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR!!! 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER* from Thursday, April 1, 2010 thru Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:00PM PST. Simply enter the coupon code NOFOOL during checkout. This month we're featuring our new expanded line of emergency food combo packs, and our new Freeze Dried Grapes. DON'T MISS OUT!

*15% off discount does not apply to our already low flat-rate shipping fee of $4.49. Discount valid for INTERNET ORDERS ONLY placed from Thursday, April 1, 2010 thru Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:00PM PST. For assistance call (888) 810-3212.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Make Fakin’ and Eggs this April Fool’s Day

On April Fools’ Day, trick your family with a tiny breakfast that’s really a cleverly disguised dessert: Fakin’ and Eggs from Disney Family Fun Magazine!

· 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
· 12 yellow M&MS

· 1 square caramel
· 1 Tootsie Roll Midgee

1. For the eggs: Melt the white chocolate chips according to the package directions. Transfer the melted chocolate to a ziplock bag and snip off a corner.
2. Squeeze nickel-size portions of the chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper, then gently press a yellow M&M, letter side down, into the center of each. Let the candies cool. Makes 12 eggs.
3. For the fakin’: Remove the wrapping from a square caramel and a Tootsie Roll Midgee. Microwave the candies for 4 seconds to make them soft. Use your thumb and forefinger to slightly flatten each candy piece, then press them together.
4. Halve the candy, then stack and press the pieces into alternating layers.
5. Slice a 1/4-inch-wide piece from the stack. Pinch and stretch the piece lengthwise into a flat bacon strip, then cut it in half. Add ripples to each half by gently bending the edges. Makes 3 strips (6 pieces).

Thanks, Mommies With Cents.

Do you have any other good tricks for April Fools Day? Share with us in the comments.

Divvy Up Sale 4/29 - 5/1

The Divvy UP was started by two local moms for the benefit of local families. We wanted to make buying and selling baby and children items EASY and FUN. Our semi-annual sales provide cost savings to shoppers and added income for consignors. Read more about them HERE.

Want to sale items you no longer need at the sale? READ HERE.
Consignors info HERE. It looks like you pay $7 plus they take 40% of your sales if you would like to be a consignor.

Read the list of acceptable items HERE.
Items not accepted

* used bottles
* pacifiers
* cups
* underwear

Spring Consignment Sale

Event Dates
April 30 2010 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May 01 2010 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Location
400 S. 500 W.
Logan, UT

Pre-Sale Date
As a token of appreciation, volunteers, consignors, military families, expectant and new moms are invited to our pre sale. This sale is open BEFORE we open our doors to the public. This offers the best selection and deals at our sale. Those who also advertise for us earn exclusive shopping privileges as well.
April 29 2010 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 29 2010 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At The Logan Fair Grounds, 5 South 500 West.

Reed's Pharmacy

Ginger received a letter from Reed's Pharmacy, located at 790 E Main St in Hyrum. They were making sure she was aware that they can match other pharmacy prices. They do have great personalized service and they deliver medications free of charge! They also have a drive-thru window for those moments in life when you just don't want to get out of your vehicle.

They offer over-the-counter medications as well. Their gift selections with candles, crafts, Willow Tree angels and LDS items are great. They also rent DVD's, make copies, provide fax services, fill helium balloons, rent carpet cleaners, and have a UPS counter to help with your shipping needs,
I personally like having the convenience of having the local businesses in our community and want to remind everyone to support your local businesses to keep them thriving.

Jenson Books

Kristine at work was telling us of a great new used book store in Logan, Jenson Books. You walk into this warehouse style store filled with books. You grab a grocery sized bag and fill it for $7, you must be able to hold the handles together is the only rules for filling your bag. You can purchase individual books for $2 per hardback and $1 for paperbacks and children's books. They put new books out daily, or at least every other day.
They are located at 1766 S. 400 W. You turn at S.E.I., directly behind pallets of Utah. You can see a map online HERE. They have a Facebook page to get updates. On their site,, you can type in a book to see if they currently have it. I typed in an author, Marcia Lynn McClure, they did not show her in their online inventory but I was able to let them know that I am interested in any of her books if they come across them.

I think this will be a great place to grab books for summer reading, of course along with your library books.

Rumbi Island Grill Opening in Logan

I have eaten at Rumbi Island Grill in Salt Lake a couple of times many years ago. I don't remember which salad I ordered, I do remember I really enjoyed it. Rumbi is opening in Logan on Friday, April 2nd. On Friday you can get a free rice bowl 11am - 2pm. Their grand opening is on Saturday, April 3rd. Saturday will be filed with a ribbon cutting ceremony, light the torches at dusk, live local entertainment, meet USU coaches, Coupons for future Rumbi events, free prizes, prize wheel, & live radio broadcast. They are located at 970 S. Main, next to Walmart and Old Grist Mill. The handout states that kids eat free on Mondays.

Check out their menu HERE.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

I am home today and while watching Good Things Utah I saw a segment on how to get the perfect hard boiled egg. I'm sure many of us are going to be boiling eggs this week for Easter so I wanted to pass along what I learned today. Cook with Tom is the site with all of the ins and outs of the perfect hard boiled egg. Read his posting and enjoy your eggs.

They also have a recipe for Sampan's Sweet and Sour Sauce. I love a good sweet & sour sauce and I have ruined meals before with a bad sweet & sour sauce. This one is a signature sauce at Sampan's, which I have never tried, so I am going to be using it this week.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Peanut Butter Playdough

I love peanut butter. Therefore, I love peanut butter playdough. It is an activity and a treat all in one. It is loved by the young and the not so young. If you are in need of an activity/treat try this recipe if you do not already have it:

Peanut Butter Playdough

1/3 c. honey
1/2c. peanut butter
1/2c. powdered milk

Mix well & have fun!

I also love that these are all items I like to have in my food storage. My heart goes out to you if you are allergic to peanut butter and I think you might need your head checked by a professional if you just don't like it! I am married to one who needs a professional check up.

Do you have a homemade playdough recipe that your family enjoys playing with or eating? Share it with us in the comments.

How to Cut a Pineapple

For everyone who got a Bountiful Basket today with a yummy pineapple You Tube has a video on how to cut a pineapple. Watch it HERE.
How to cut a mango is HERE, I actually scoop the mango out of the skin like an avocado.

Add your favorite recipes, or links to the recipe, for items from our baskets in the comments or email them to me at

Friday, March 26, 2010

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

Picture credit: Tuscan Recipes

Did you use your kale from last weeks basket? Click HERE for nutrition info on this super food. The only recipe I have ever used kale in is Zuppa Toscana Soup. There are many recipes for this soup online. HERE is the one I used. I don't use sausage and bacon bits, I use Farmland brand pork & bacon flavored sausage and my family enjoys it. My eight year-old wasn't too sure of the purple leaves in her soup. Seriously, the kale took on the flavors of the soup. It was delicious. I hope you enjoy.

Basket Sneak Peek

Here is a list of what will be in tomorrow's baskets:


Can you say yummm?!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FREE Lowes Kids Workshop

This Saturday (3/27) from 10am – 11am, Lowe’s is having another workshop for kids. This time the project is the kaleidoscope pictured above.

Go HERE to register.

Thanks, Saving with Shellie.

Monday, March 22, 2010

3 sources for $3 off any Huggies Diapers (Print Now!!)

There are now 3 links for this hot coupon!

Link #1 ( – Check again even if you printed it before, rumors are that it reset!

Link #2 IE (ff link)

Link #3 (Facebook)

Thanks, Couponing to Disney.

Old Navy Coupon for 30% off

Old Navy has a coupon that you can print for 30% off ANY SINGLE ITEM at Old Navy!
This coupon is good 3/19/10 through 4/4/10

Thanks, A Thrifty Mom.

Win a Nest Egg

Play now for the chance to win $50,000 and instantly win a DVD from Twentieth Century Fox. Play daily to earn extra entries for the cash prize.

You can also save on Easter Flicks for the whole family! GO HERE to print these:

DVD coupons

Aquamarine – $2/1
Black Stallion – $2/1
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – $2/1
Dr Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts – $2/1
Flicka – $2/1
Legally Blondes – $2/1
Pebble and the Penguin – $2/1

Blu-Ray coupons

Big on Blu-ray – $5/1
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 on Blu-ray – $5/1
Igor on Blu-ray – $5/1

Thanks Couponing to Disney.

FREE Sample of NutraSalt Low Sodium Sea Salt

Here is a FREEBIE for you this morning, NutraSalt is offering FREE sample of their low sodium sea salt. Just fill-out the quick request form!

Thanks, The Thrifty Couple.

BeFreeforMe: Gluten-free and allergy-free coupons and samples

Does someone in your home struggle with gluten intolerance or other food allergies? Sign up for the email list to get gluten-free and allergy-free coupons and samples.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Domino’s Pizza: Free Lava Chocolate Cake

Complete a quick survey here and you’ll be emailed a promo code you can use to get a free Lava Chocolate Cake with your next delivery order at Domino’s Pizza.
I went to Domino's website and clicked to see their menu. It asked me my address to let me choose which which site I would order from. There was an option to see coupons and order online. I clicked on see coupons and there 28 different deals on more than just pizza. Check it out for yourself.

Thanks, The Thrifty Couple!

Bountiful Baskets - Time to Order

If you are ordering a basket today, remember that they have changed the time to 1pm for here in Northern Utah. Try not to get on before, this has been adding to the crashing and slower process the past few weeks.

On the Bountiful Baskets Facebook page they have posted this:

Sneak Peak for the week! We're going to do kits where you can make Natural Easter Egg dyes from the contents. Very cool experience to share with the children or grandchildren! Instructions will be in the pack!

I am looking forward to seeing what it is and I haven't purchased an egg dyeing kit yet so now I don't have to. Yeah!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

KMART Coupon is Void

I was in Kmart yesterday and they have posted that they are not accepting the $10 off of $20 coupon. They had theses coupons mailed out to customers and the coupon somehow got out on the internet for anyone to use so they are now void.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fresh Produce Storage

I just came across a chart on the Bountiful Baskets site that tells you the best way to store your fresh produce and how long it will last. Check it out.

Salt Lake Tribune has a story about Bountiful Baskets in Utah HERE.

Are you on Facebook? Bountiful Baskets has a Facebook and it is loaded with recipes, previews, and they ask questions like if we would like cases of berries, like raspberries, if they were $20- $24. You then have an opportunity to give your feed back which helps them know what we are wanting. Overwhelmingly people do want them to order the flats of berries. I would love to freeze and make jam!
Go to Facebook and do a search for Bountiful Baskets and then request to be a friend. There is also a Cache Valley Bountiful Baskets on Facebook too.

Friday, March 19, 2010

TOTALLY FREE At Shutterfly: Fun Photo Strip!

You heard it right! Totally FREE means shipping and all!

It will take you about 5 minutes from start to finish, and it doesn’t even ask for payment method!

New Shutterfly Users:

1. Go HERE to sign up, PLUS you’ll get 50 free prints.
2. Follow the “Exsisting User” instructions once you have signed up!

Exsisting Shutterfly Users:

1. Go HERE to Log In
2. Click Special Offers in the Top Right
3. Select FREE Photo Strip Offer
4. Then click Try Wink
5. Then follow the EASY instructions to finish and ship your order!

After you select Special Offers, scroll down until you see this box on the right, toward the bottom:

Thanks, The Krazy Coupon Lady.

Restaurant Copycat Recipes: 91 Recipes!

There are now THREE different editions of Restaurant Copycat Recipes available for free download from RecipeLion!

27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes eCookbook (Volume I)

31 Top Secret Restaurant Recipes eCookbook (Volume II)

33 Top Secret Copycat Restaurant Recipes eCookbook (Volume III)

It looks like you do need to give them an email address, but the membership is free. Remember, use a junk email address so that you are not clogging up your families primary email address.

Thanks Moms Need To Know.

Watch on Saturday March 20th!

BYU TV Living Essentials program will be AIRING this Saturday, March 20th, an episode that was taped last fall with Crystal Godfrey, Everyday Food Storage. She will be making chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake, and chocolate cake-healthier, faster, AND with food storage!

Visit her site for times and more information.

Kmart Doubles Update – Please Read!

Here is the latest turn of events with the Kmart Doubles is that they are going to require you to sign up for a Shop Your Way Rewards card in order to take advantage of the Double Days. From what I heard if you do not have the card in time there is a way you can print off your membership.

Go here to sign up for a Kmart Rewards Card

Here are the latest details from Kmart:

* Manufacturer Coupons up to and including $2 Value Doubled up to $2 no matter what the retail price of a single item is.
* In-store Activation MUST BE tied to SYWR (Shop Your Way Rewards) card-offer is only good when the SYWR card is swiped FIRST.
* Does not include Kmart Store Coupons
* Does not include Kmart Pharmacy Store Coupons
* Limit 5 total coupons per customer per day.
* First 5 coupons provided by customer will be doubled.

Thanks MavenofSavin!

Stacy’s Pita Chips: Buy One Get One Free coupon

GO HERE to print a Stacy’s Pita Chips coupon for Buy One, Get One Free. Thanks, TheFrugalFind!

When I went to print my coupon my printer asked for quantity, so I printed out two at the same time.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEW $1.50/1 Planter's Nuts for Facebook Fans

Become a fan of Mr. Peanut and print two $1.50/1 Planter's Nuts coupons (5.75 - 21.25-oz).

Use this coupon with the Smith's March into Savings Promo, buy eight selected items and receive $4 off, and you will pay $.49 for 16 oz peanuts. Click HERE to see qualifying purchases for Smith's March into Savings Promo.

P.S. If you need to stock up on cooking oil Smith's has Wesson Oil, 48 oz $1.99 with the purchase of eight participating products. This is $.04 oz! Stock up!

$5/1 Toy Story & $5/1 Toy Story 2 Blu-ray Coupons!

I told you that I would find them if they existed, and they do! Disney just released a coupon for both Toy Story & Toy Story 2, they are where we got our'The Princess and The Frog' coupons from. The coupons are for $5 off a Blu-ray 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 the Disney Combo Pack you get not only the Blu-ray disc, but you also get a DVD and a digital copy. 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.

$5/1 Toy Story 2 Special Edition Blu-Ray Combo
$5/1 Toy Story Special Edition Blu-Ray Combo

Read about the rebates that go with these movies HERE.

New High Value $5/1 Cetaphil Coupon!

There’s a new high value Cetaphil Coupon link! Just go HERE to print a coupon valid for $5/1 Cetaphil product! Press your browser back button to print 2 coupons per computer.
** If you’re having problems getting the page to load, try refreshing it until the bricks coupon shows up. I was just able to get it to work, but I needed to refresh the screen 3-4 times.**

I was able to print it twice by hitting the back button on my browser. Prints at the top of the page with an ad following it.
Thanks, Give Me Neither!

New Ronzoni Pasta Coupon!

I have not looked at Pinching Your Pennies to see what any stores have as great deals. This one sounds like one to not miss out on! There's a new .75/1 coupon available for Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta! After the March to Savings discount at Smith's, this coupon allows you to get FREE Smart Taste pasta! Print it HERE.

Go HERE to print the other .75/1 Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta coupon.

There's also a $1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest coupon, which makes it only .25 at Smith's!

If you print all 3 coupons twice, you can buy 8 boxes of pasta for only $1!

Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yummy Cookie Recipes

I LOVE cookies. I will not walk away from a warm, fresh out of the oven cookie. They truly are my Achilles' heel. I am sharing a couple of new cookie recipes that I have been given this past week. I hope that you all love cookies too.

The first one was passed onto me from my good friend Ginger. I haven't made them yet, but I can already tell they are going to be a favorite. Oatmeal, butter, brown sugar, and almonds . . . yummmm!

Oatmeal Cookies (Sister Loren C. Dunn)

1 pound butter
2 Cup Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Cups Brown Sugar

2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Soda
4 ½ Cups Flour

Stir in:
3 Cups Quick Oats
1 8oz Almond Hershey Bar, broken into pieces
1 pkg. Chocolate Chips

May add:
1 ½ Cups Raisins
1 ½ Cups Nuts

Bake at 400* for 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE

This second recipe my daughter brought over on Sunday. Soooo rich and delicious noone was stopping at one or two or three, okay you get the point.

1 pkg of Oreos, I know cookies in a cookie recipe?
8oz cream cheese
chocolate for dipping

Crush the entire bag of Oreos. Mix in the cream cheese. Scoop into a ball, you decide the size. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in the freezer to set. Once they are frozen and your chocolate is melted take your Oreo nuggets and dip the entire cookie in chocolate and let set up. They are that simple.

My daughter did regular Oreos with white chocolate. You can create whatever combination you can dream up. Mint chocolate, vanilla Oreos, I want a peanut butter chocolate variety.

She told me that she bought a chunk of white dipping chocolate and used half of it? Not sure the exact poundage, but I'm thinking one bag of chips may not be enough. She made forty of them. I only wish we had taken a picture of them!


Artscow: Photo Dog Tags ONLY $1.99 Shipped!

Artscow is once again offering up yet another sweet deal! Currently, you can snag 2 sided custom photo Dog Tags for just $1.99 each and shipping is completely FREE! Just head on over here and start creating your Dog Tags. At checkout enter code DOG199TAGS and your total will drop to just $1.99 with FREE shipping!

I'm thinking my daughter would love one designed with her dogs pictures on it, I'm thinking Easter again.

Thanks Hip2Save.

New Paper Products Rebate

There is a $5 rebate available from Georgia-Pacific when you purchase $20 or more of the following brands: Brawny paper towels, Quilted Northern bath tissue, Vanity Fair napkins, cups, plates and/or bowls, Dixie Grab ‘N Go cups or bath cups. Purchase is before coupons and must be made between 3/11 and 4/18. You will have to submit the UPC's off the items, so keep that in mind. Print the rebate form.
I'll keep an eye out for coupons and scenarios that will be most beneficial!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Dove Coupon and Thrifty Deal

You can print a $2.00 off Dove Shampoo HERE.
You may want to save it for the week of 3/28 thru 4/3 ,Walgreens will have 12 oz. Dove Shampoos and Conditioners on sale for $4.00, with a $4 Register Reward!!!! Free Shampoo! Use the $2.00/1 coupon for a $2.00 moneymaker!!!
Thanks CrazyOverCoupons.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Princess & The Frog - Released Today

I wanted to remind you that you can get a $10 off coupon for The Princess & The Frog HERE. This is for the Blu-ray combo pack. Don't have a Blu-ray player? You may still want to consider getting this pack anyway. With the Disney Combo Pack you get not only the Blu-ray disc, but you also get a DVD and a digital copy. 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.
Click HERE for information on rebate used with purchase of this movie.


Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Patricks Day FHE, Jell-O Cookies: Food Storage Recipes

Have you visited Everyday Food Storage lately? She has posted these fun cookies with a great idea for a FHE lesson. She also has several posting following the cookie about freeze dried fruits with great looking recipes. If you have wanted to learn how to incorporate your food storage into your everyday lives and cooking you need to spend some time on her site. She has a great book that I had bought before I found her on the web.m 'I Can't Believe It's Food Storage' is available at Amazon for $12.21.


Today on Studio 5 they had a gentleman showing his company called Rack-n-Roll. A food storage rotation/organization system. Units are custom made to fit your existing shelves and are geared to your food storage-specific needs.
Just thought I would share with everyone.

Pinching Your Pennies Birthday Giveaway

Pinching Your Pennies is celebrating their 6th birthday with a contest. You can enter to win of many Amazon gift cards. Enter HERE, scroll down till you find the posting with the above picture and follow the links.

FREE St. Patrick’s Day Decorations and Cake Templates

Betty Crocker has some fun printable, color sheets, cake toppers and decorations, you will need to sign up to Get your FREE St. Patrick’s Day Decorations and Cake Templates!
Thanks A Thrifty Mom.

Save on Smart Taste Pasta & more new coupons

Print a coupon for .75 off a box of Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta!
You can also enter their 'Take the Ronzoni Smart Taste Challenge' Contest. Here is a list of what you cold win:
Tell us if your family noticed the calcium, vitamin D and fiber in Ronzoni® Smart Taste® pasta for a chance to win.

• Grand Prize (1)—$15,000 Scholarship

• First Place Prize (5)—Laptop Computer

• Second Place Prize (100)—$100 Gift Card

Here are a few more great coupons that surfaced over the weekend:

* $1.50/1 Right Guard Total Defense deodorant {save for Kmart's doubles!}
* $1/1 Listerine {coupon reset}
* $1/1 any Rhodes Warm 'n Serve rolls

Thanks Utah Deal Diva.

Free Everlast Nutrition Sample

Sign up for a free Everlast Nutrition sample here.
This is a contest and you get to choose between Everlast Nutritional Supplements or a
Everlast Thermal Hoodie as your prize. My guess is your chances of getting the supplements is greater than the hoodie. I went for the hoodie anyhow.
Thanks, The Coupon Project.

Degree Deodorant Sam's Club Sample

Sam's Club members can get a free sample of Degree Ultra Clear Deodorant for Women from Sam's Club, click on "Get Sample". You do need to be a Sam's Club member in order to request this sample.
Thanks Freebies 4 Mom.

Walgreens: The Week’s Best Deals

Here are the best deals I see at Walgreens for the week of 3/14.

* Colgate Total Advanced or Sensitive Toothpaste: $3.99
Use $.75/1 printable coupon (Total Advanced) or $1/1 printable coupon (Sensitive)
Receive $3.99 Register Rewards
Final Price = FREE plus possible overage

* Jet-Dry: $3.49
Use $.75/1 printable coupon
Receive $1 Register Reward
Final Price = $1.74

* Reese’s Dark Peanut Butter Cups: $.49 (use in-ad coupon)
Use $.55/1 coupon from 3/14 Smart Source insert
Final Price = FREE

* Revlon Moon Drops or ColorBurst Lipstick: Buy 2 at $5.40 each (40%-off)
Use 2 $2/1 coupons from 2/21 Smart Source insert
Receive $5 Register Rewards (good toward a future Revlon purchase)
Final Price = $.90 each
I have been told be our Walgreens Manager that if for any reason you have a
problem with makeup that you buy at Wlagreens you can exchange it! Even if
the color is off!

* Scope Outlast Mouthwash: Buy 2 for $7
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from 2/7 P&G insert
Receive $2 Register Rewards
Final Price = $1.50 each

* Vicks NyQuil or DayQuil: Buy 4 at $5 each
Use 4 $1.50/1 coupons from 2/7 P&G insert
Receive $10 Register Rewards
Final Price = $1 each
Thanks Coupon Cravings.

Sausage Pockets Recipe

Saturday, while we were picking up our Bountiful Baskets, we were talking about the cabbage in our baskets. My good friend April was telling us of these pizza pockets that she makes using shredded cabbage. I thought they sounded good and that my family would eat them and asked for her recipe. Here it is:

Sausage Pockets

1 lb. sausage, browned
1 c mozzarella cheese
1 c shredded cabbage
1 can tomato sauce

Combine together. Roll out a small piece of dough. Put a scoop of mixture in. Fold over and seal. Poke small holes in top with a fork. Bake at 350 until bread is a golden brown. ENJOY!! (They also freeze well.)

Thnaks, April!

Macey's Budget Buster Coupons

I haven't talked about this before, but I wanted to make sure that you are aware that the first half of the March coupon book from Macey's is expiring tomorrow 3/16. I have not used any of mine and there are a few I don't want to miss:

$3 off any Super Saver Pack of Meat - limit of two
$3.49 2lb WF Medium Cheddar Cheese
$.99 16oz Big Buy Bacon
$.25 off WF Liquid Bleach
BOGO free WF Sour Cream
$1 off WF 64oz Peanut Butter
$.50 off WF Dous Cookies
$.50 off WF 12pk Mac & Cheese

There are many more coupons, I highlighted what I need for my family. When did you last see so many coupons for WF brand items? The second half of the coupon book starts on 3/17. There are coupons on breakfast meat, ham, lunch meats, cheese, produce, and many others worth looking at. I'm not sure if they have extras at the store, I will find out today when I go in there.


Odering Day for Bountiful Baskets

Last week was filled with the site crashing, very slow navigation, and not being able to order breads or any of the other extras. Let's cross our fingers that this week goes a bit smoother.
If you are new to this site and are unsure what Bountiful Baskets is let me give you a brief run down. It is a produce co-op that enables us to get the same produce you get at your grocery store without the mark up the stores give us. Through mass buying power we get a fresh mix of fruits and vegetables to help our families eat healthy. You order on any Monday that you wish and pick up your basket on Saturday at a designated site and time. This operation does run on volunteers, to keep our costs down. You can show up an hour an ten minutes before your scheduled pick up time and help unload the truck, distribute produce in baskets, take out the boxes and garbage, you can stay through the pick up process as well. You do not need to help every Saturday, but when you can it is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mom's Makeover Madness Sweepstakes has a sweepstakes and you could winthis:

Grand Prize: A glamorous vacation for you and a girlfriend to Los Angeles

* A shopping spree with your own personal fashion stylist
* Accomodations at the Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica with spa credits and dinner at Chef Ray Garcia's FIG Restaurant
* Air transportation to and from Los Angeles International Airport

This one is a daily entry contest until April 10, 2010.

Toy Story 2

Toy Story & Toy Story 2 - Available 3/23
To Infinity And Beyond
Relive these two hilarious comedies from Disney•Pixar as you've never seen them before. What's more, watch Woody, Buzz and all your favorite toys for the first time on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack and get a free ticket for Toy Story 3.
Read more HERE.

You can get your Toy Story 2 pre-ordered, $24.99, through Best Buy. They have a couple promos for you:

Online only Save $10 on combined purchase.

Online only you can save $5 on combined purchase.

Walmart has Toy Story 2 for a pre-order price of $24.86.

I will keep watching, but it is looking like there won"t be a $10 coupon on this one.

The Princess And The Frog Sweepstakes

Dreams Can Come True
Enter for your chance to win, now thru 06/30/10, a magical VIP vacation to the Disneyland® resort plus many more prizes.

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Grand prize consists of a trip for four (4) to the Disneyland® Resort for a The Princess and the Frog Experience. Trip package includes roundtrip coach airfare for four (4) from a major commercial airport near winner's home to Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.; three (3) nights hotel accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (two (2) nights in a standard room and one (1) night in the Disneyland® Dream Suite); ground transportation to and from airport/hotel via private town car service; four (4) four-day Disneyland® Park Hopper® tickets; $250 Disney Gift Card (terms and conditions apply); meet and greet with Princess Tiana; a one (1) character dining experience for four (4); and complimentary use of the transportation within the Disneyland® Resort.

ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE: A Limited Edition Canvas Painting: The Princess and the Frog from the Disney Discoveries Collection by Thomas Kinkade.

ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE: The Princess and the Frog Bedroom Set from Rooms To Go. Bedroom Set includes one (1) bed, one (1) 6-drawer dresser, one (1) oval mirror, one (1) Tiana bedspread, one (1) lamp, and one (1) throw pillow.

THREE (3) THIRD PRIZES: The Princess and the Frog 5x7 ft. Tiana Rug from Shaw Floors.

ONE HUNDRED (100) FOURTH PRIZES: The Princess and the Frog Motion Picture Soundtrack from Walt Disney Records.

ONE HUNDRED (100) FIFTH PRIZES: A digital code for a Disney Enchanted Call from one of a number of Disney characters.

Everyone is allowed to enter once, NOT daily like many of the other contests we've seen. Good Luck!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quiznos Sub Printable Coupons

Quiznos has a couple of new printable coupons.

* Regular Chopped Salad & Regular Fountain Drink for only $5.99
* $1.00/1 Regular Sub, Chopped Salad or Choose 2 (excludes deli subs, Toasty Torpedos & Toasty Bullets)

These coupons expire on March 28, 2010.

Smucker's Uncrustables: $1.00/1 Printable Coupon

If you weren't able to get the Uncrustables coupon from a couple of weeks ago - you have another chance! You can head on over HERE and grab a coupon for $1.00/1.
Thanks KC Pinching Mama.

Johnsonville Coupons

$.55 off one 19.76 Package of Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage

$.55 off One 12 oz. package of Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links

$.55 off One package of Johnsonville Breakfast Patties or Roll Sausage

$.55 off One 3 lb Party Pack of Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage

$.55 off one package of Johnsonville Cooked and Smoked Sausage or Summer Sausage

$.55¢ off one package, any size or variety, of Johnsonville Summer Sausage

Ex. 30 days from print

Thanks again, Printable Coupons and Deals.

Mission Tortillas: $0.75/1 Printable Coupon

Get your coupon for $0.75/1 Mission Tortilla product. One of my favorite ways to use my tortillas is making Southwestern Egg Rolls, I use the copycat recipe from Chili's. Yummmm!
Thanks Printable Coupons & Deals!

Payless Shoe Source: $5.00/$25.00 Coupon Expires 3/15

Become a fan of Payless and you'll get access to a printable coupon to save $5.00 off of a $25.00 purchase! You can even use the coupon if you shop on-line - -use the code 32861. This coupon does expire on 3/15 so act quick if you need this one.
Thanks KC Penny Pinchin Mama.

Free St. Patrick’s Day Banner

Holiday Haven has this Fun St. Patrick’s Day banner for you to print for FREE. Love this Thrifty idea…and so cute!

Thanks A Thrifty Mom.

Scotts Turf coupons

Scotts has some great coupon for you to keep your lawn green!

* $5.00/1 Turf Builder 10,000 or 15,000 square foot bag
* $2.50/1 Turf Builder 5,000 square foot bag

Thanks KC Penny Pinching Money.