Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

No Coupon Thursday at Shop N Save

This Thursday is No Coupon Thursday.  What a great day to stock up on all your Memorial Day Weekend essentials!   But BEWARE!!  I'm sure everyone will be doing the same!   Bring your patience with your coupon binder. ;)
Don't forget that you can also use your $5 off $50 coupons from the Entertainment Book.  
For a complete deal match up head over to ClippinwithCarrie.  
Looks like a good week.  
Kraft BBQ sauce $.50
Ken's Salad Dressing $.50

Target Summer Beauty Bag is still available

Go to Target's Style Facebook Page to request yours.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

$2 Redbox Credit for a Game Rental

Text TRYUS to 727272 to get a code for a 1 night game rental.   Mine says it doesn't expire until 8/1.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Amazon: The Ultimate Rocky Blu Ray Set $29.99

Rocky: The Undisputed Collection (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa) [Blu-ray]

Amazon Movie Deal
The Rocky Undisputed Collection
$29.99 normally $69.99
Go HERE to check out this deal.

Target trip 5-21

1 Banana Boat  $6.49
1 Hawaiian Tropic $6.99
1 Up and Up hand soap $.99
1 Revlon nail clippers  $2.24

$1/1 Banana Boat Target Printable
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Target Printable
$.50/1 Up and Up hand soap
$2/1 Revlon Beauty Tool Target Printable
1 $1/1 Banana Boat 4-22 or 5-13 SS
1 $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic 4-22 or 5-13 SS

Comes out to $2.24 per sunscreen.  Prices vary on the different sunscreens so results will vary.

Also used 2 $5 gift cards from last week's deals...
Paid $.66 OOP
Got another $5 Gift Card for the sunscreen wyb 2.

Walgreens trip 5-21

So you are probably sick of seeing this deal but the U by Kotex are STILL on RR.  This week another coupon came out in the 5-20 SS for $1 making these free again!
Buy 1 at $3.99
Use $1/1
Pay $2.99 get $3 RR back.

Little Swimmers $6.99 minus $2 in store coupon.  May coupon book.
$1.50/1 coupon 5-20 SS
$3.49 each
Not something I'd normally buy but as most of you know my niece will be in town next week :)

Candy was 2/$1.   I used them as a filler so I could use 2 $.99 coupons from last week's Starbuck's deal.

Total OOP $9.11
with $6 RR to use next time.

Nestle Candy Bars are also on sale for $.49
Buy 3
-Use $.60/3 Nestle Single Candy Bars (4/29 SS)
$0.29 each

Friday, May 18, 2012

Groupon: Pirrone's Pizza $10 for $20


Groupon is also offering $10 for Pirrone's Pizza.  Offer open for 2 more days.
Go HERE to get this deal.

Groupon: StL Renaissance Fair 2 tickets $14


Today's Groupon is the St Louis Renaissance Fair admission for 2.  The Ren Fair runs until June 2nd.
Go HERE to check out this deal.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

P&G Mail in Rebate

Wooot!   Just did the math on my P&G deals.
There is a new P&G Mail in Rebate that ends 6/5.  When you spend $50 before coupons you can mail in for a $10 rebate.
After all my deals through Target and manufacturer's coupons I spent $25.  I then used my $15 card from the last mail in rebate.  My final out of pocket total was $10 which I'll get back.
Long story short.... I got all this FREE!

Long story.....
4 Nice and Easy $24
Used 2 $5/2 coupons
Used 4 $2/1 target coupons

2 Venus Embrace Razors
Used 2 $3/1 coupons
Got $5 target gift card

2 Herbal Essence
Used $1/2 coupon

1 Secret deodorant
*gasp*  no coupons... Just found an item to bring my total to exactly $50!

Living Social Deal: Augusta Brewing Company $10

Augusta Brewing Company

For $10 you get $20 to spend at Augusta Brewery.   Right off the Katy Trail in Augusta Mo.  A great place to grab a beer.
Go HERE to get this deal. Offer open for 2 days.

Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie dough is one of my all time favorite things.  When I make cookies I'm lucky to actually BAKE any.  This recipe is just my thing!  

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

You'll need:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature butter 
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate candy coating 

Beat butter and sugars and in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix,   Stir in chocolate chips.

Cover and chill dough until firm.  Form dough into 1" balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheets in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate candy coating and dip your cookie dough balls.  
Store in fridge in an air tight container.  

Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets

Well it's here.  The end of the school year!  Most people celebrate it.  I have mixed feelings.  I like spending time with the kids.  I like late nights with no bedtimes.  BUT... I like having the house to myself.  I have my own schedules.  The kids being home thow off my groove!  
Not to mention the kids will be eating me out of house and home.  I have two teenage boys and one overgrown boy/husband.  These boys eat alot! I spent a little time today trying to stock the freezer with some grab and go foods.

I used the dough recipe from Howdoesshe for buttery rolls found HERE.  
Let the dough rise then divide into 4 sections.  I cut each section into 6 pieces of dough.

Roll out into circles.  Add ham and cheese.  
I also made turkey and cheese.

Wet the edges to help them stick together.  

Let the dough rise.  Then bake at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes.  

Let them cool then wrap individually and place in freezer bag.  

Freezer cooking: soft tacos/ burritos

Today I did a little freezer cooking.  What's freezer cooking?  It is when you cook ahead and freeze dinners or parts of dinner.  Freezer cooking works great for busy families.  I like to double recipes when making dinner and freeze the other half for a later date.  
There's plenty of food in my house but if my boys have to put two things together they think there's nothing to eat.  I try not to buy premade processed frozen foods even though that's what my kids want.  One way to get them to eat a little better is by making your own ready to heat and eat foods. 

To make burritos I browned hamburger meat and made into taco meat.
After I let it cool down for a bit I spooned even amounts onto my shells along with cheese.
I don't add anything else as other things don't freeze and reheat well.  Each person can add after they reheat.  
Roll into burritos.  Wrap in a paper towel.  Put into a plastic bag and freeze.  
I left a few out for them to eat right away.

Although we almost always have these ingredients on hand the boys wouldn't think to make these on their own.  Takes very little time to put together and they have some quick and easy to grab and go.  They also make great last minute dinners.  
You can also use chicken or steak.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Community Helpings Ordering Open through Friday 8pm

Produce Basket

Go HERE to order your basket this week.  Ordering is open through 8pm Friday.

Conventional Produce Basket
50% Fruits, 50% Vegetables, 100% healthy and delicious

The produce basket contains a variety of high-quality seasonal fruits and vegetable, generally enough produce to feed a family of four for two weeks.

This is the core of the coops buying power. It's the best value for your money!

Each week your group will purchases produce in bulk, based upon the number of baskets ordered. The items are chosen with variety and seasonality in mind so you get the most appealing and cost-effective baskets possible.

Help keep your groups buying power strong, purchase your basket today.

Tags: basket, conventional, coop, fruit, produce, vegetable,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wilton The Backyardigans Pablo Cake Pan $3.99

Amazon has this cute cake pan reduced to $3.99.  Go HERE to get this deal.  Amazon prices change all the time.

New $2/1 Revlon coupon. Free nail clippers at Target

Go HERE to print your coupon.  Find a pair of nail clippers at Target for $2 or under and they will be free.

Free Sample: Clear Men's Scalp Therapy

Go HERE to request your free sample.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kindle books made into movies $.99 today

I Am Legend (RosettaBooks into Film)Wizard's First Rule (RosettaBooks into Film)Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Amazon has a variety of Kindle books that were made into movies on sale today for $.99.   You can buy one and send it to someone else's email.  (hint hint... mom's).
Go Here to check out the selection.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lego Rock Band Xbox $9.50

Lego Rock Band

RIght now on Amazon you can score Lego Rock Band for just $9.50 normally $29.99.  They also have it available on Wii and Playstation and DS.  Prices vary.

Walgreens deals starting 5/13

Starbuck's Refreshers are on sale for $.99 this week with a $.99 RR.  Purchase 1 with your free coupon 4/29 Pepsi Moments to Save which makes this a $1 money maker.

Also the U by Kotex deal is STILL going!   Buy 1 18 count pack for $3.99 and get $3 RR back.   Time to stock up girls.

For a full match up visit Clippin With Carrie.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Schnucks KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce $.50

Schnucks has KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce on sale for $1.  There is a coupon for a dollar off 2 over by the Budweiser display.  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm still here

It's been a slow posting week or two for me.   I haven't disappeared.   We have just been busy.   Then to top it off, I haven't been to the grocery store in over 2 weeks except one trip for bread.  Maybe I'll get out tomorrow and get some deals.   I'm hoping to get to Target and get the Clairol Hair Color deal.  There's a $2 off Target coupon and a $5/2 manufacturer coupon.   This can also be used in conjunction with the new P&G Mail in Rebate.  You do have to spend at least $50 BEFORE coupons to score this deal.   I received my last mail in rebate Mastercard so I plan on using that to purchase more P&G items for the new deal.  Keep it rolling!
There's also a coupon for a Merona apparel item that will get you another cheap Tshirt.
Then again... I may be lazy again tomorrow.  We'll just see what tomorrow brings.
Anyone scoring any great deals lately?

HOT: $1 off Planters Peanut Butter Coupon

Go HERE to print yours today!   This should make a great deal this week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Body Shop $10 off $20 coupon

Free Shipping With $50 Purchase

Go HERE for this coupon.  It is good online and in stores until May 13th.

Free Sample Propel Zero

This was up a couple days ago.  If you didn't see it then it is still available.
Go to Propel's Facebook Page to get your free sample.

Free Sample of Mrs. Dash

This just went live on their Facebook page.  Like Mrs' Dash Facebook page to receive your free sample.   They have over 29,000 left.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Homemade Granola bars

What you will need:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 cups quick cooking oats
2 cup crispy rice cereal
1 teaspoon vanilla
mini chocolate chips

In a small sauce pan heat butter, honey, brown sugar.
Mix your oats and rice krispies in a large bowl.  Set aside.
Let your mixture heat another 2 minutes after you bring it to a boil.
Pull from the heat and add teaspoon of vanilla.
Mix with your dry ingredients.
Pour into a lightly sprayed jelly roll pan or  I lined my pan with waxed paper.
Press mixture down firmly.
Sprinkle with chocolate mini chips.
Let them cool on the counter for a couple hours then cut into bars.
Store at room temperature.

I added some peanut butter to my hot mixture since this household is very fond of peanut butter.  :)
You can change up your dry mixture with whatever you choose.  I used a mixture of quick oats and whole oats.

Homemade Suet

 I have been feeding birds suet for years since my husband is not fond of letting me feed them seed.   You know that seed would fall in our green lush carpet of grass and sprout weeds.  We can not allow that to happen yet I want to feed the birds.
I've been buying the premade suet cakes.  The price, like everything these days, keeps going up.   Prices range from $1 to $2 each.  Doesn't sound like alot until you realize that birds do not eat "like birds!"  I can go through 2 a day.  That would be on a really busy bird day.  That is not typical everyday.
I've found that the birds prefer the peanut butter suet cakes.

My dear friend Gail gave me her recipe for suet that she has been making for many years.  She said it attracts
a wide assortment of birds.  It is quick and easy.

Here's what you need:

1 can shortening  (cheapest you can find)
1 jar of crunchy peanut butter
corn meal
bird seed (optional)

In a large pot melt half of the can of shortening with a full jar of peanut butter.
After you have melted the mixture, turn off the stove.
Mix in bird seed.  I got loose bird seed for $.39 a pound at Charlies.
Add in cornmeal and oats until you get a stiff mixture.
I lined 2 baking pans with waxed paper.  Pour mixture into pans.  Put in the fridge to harden.   Cut into squares to make suet cakes.  I store my suet in the fridge to make them easy to handle and not as messy when filling my holders.
It's been in the 90's the last couple days and my suet hasn't melted.  The birds love it!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Avengers MP3 download $5

Avengers Assemble

Go HERE to get this MP3 download.  13 songs either from or inspired by the motion picture.   Who else is excited to see this film?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Better than Free Starbucks Refreshers starting 5/13

Starting 5/13 at Walgreens will be on sale for $.99 with a $.99 RR.   Use your free coupon from 4/29 Pepsi insert.   Pay 0 get $.99 RR back.
There were also some tear pads for $1 off at Schnucks so keep your eyes open for those.

Amazon Deal of the Day: Kindle Fire refurbished $139

Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire: $139 (Regularly $169)

$139 for a refurbished Kindle Fire.   Go HERE for all the details.  This deal is today only.  

They are sold out.  

Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire: $139 (Regularly $169)
Just in time for Mother's Day, save $30 on a Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire is the most-wished-for, most-gifted, #1 best-selling product on Amazon. Each Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire is a pre-owned Kindle Fire that has been refurbished, tested, and is certified to look and work like new. They come with the same one-year limited warranty as a brand-new Kindle Fire. This offer is valid today only, May 2, 2012, when sold by Warehouse Deals. Offer good while supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.