Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Famous Footwear 15% off coupon May 2013

Famous Footwear 15% off Coupon!

Print your coupon to shop in-store at Famous Footwear 5/2-5/12.

Custom Photo Mug -Just pay shipping!


Custom Photo Mug  for free 

Head over to York Photo where you can get a  FREE Custom Photo Mug  plus shipping! Plus you get 40 free prints!  
These are normally $9.99!
Use coupon code: 1MUG at check out to get the discount. Shipping is around $5.99
This would make for a great Mother’s Day a picture of the grandkids would be great on it.   Order by 5/3 to get for Mother's Day 
This code expires on 5/31 

Toys R Us Coupons $5.00 off $25 and more April May 2013

Head over to the Toys R Us Facebook page where you can claim the coupon! The coupon is good from April 28-May 4th
$5 off $25+ Purchase
$10 off $50+ Purchase
$25 off $100+ Purchase

Make sure you check out the free Lego min build for Star Wars on Saturday 

FREE Star Wars Lego Mini Build at Toys R Us

FREE Star Wars Lego Mini Build at Toys R Us on 5/4/13

Here is a fun activity for the kids  Build an exclusive mini-version of Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter, as featured in  tv show The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network! This is happening Saturday, May 4th from 12pm-2pm.

 Make sure you grab the  Toy R Us  printable in store coupons 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Coupons that will Expire Soon: Cereal, Hormel and more

Print out these coupons as they will be expiring at the end of the month

$1.00 off SNICKERS Peanut Butter Square Miniatures $0.50 off on All You Magazine
$15.00 off a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System
$2.00 off a FoodSaver Heat-Seal Bag or Roll
$1.00 off any (1) Garnier Fructis Styling Product
$3.00 off ONE AmeriGas Propane Cylinder Exchange
$1.00 off 2 HORMEL NATURAL CHOICE products
$5.00 off any MAD MEN season 1 - 5 DVD or Blu-Ray
$1.00 off 1 PLANTERS NUT•rition Sustaining Energy
$0.75 off 1 PLANTERS Honey BBQ or Multipack Peanut
$0.75 off 3 LARABAR, UBER OR JOCALAT bars
$0.50 off ONE Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips
$0.50 off TWO BOXES Fruit Flavored Snacks
$1.00 off TWO Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.75 off Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 1/2 Gallon
$1.00 off TWO BOXES General Mills adult cereals
$0.50 off ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs cereal
$0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal
$1.00 off TWO BOXES any flavor Cheerios cereals
$0.75 off ONE BOX Fiber One cereal
$1.00 off SNICKERS Peanut Butter Square Miniatures
$2.00 off any Citracal product
$0.55 off Bridgford Frozen Rolls or Bread
$1.00 off any TWO Glade Sense & Spray refills
$1.00 off (1) Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
$0.55 off any Reser's Deli Salad
$1.00 off any 1 (one) Curel Moisturizer

Blogger Opp Kiss the Cook Giveaway

Kiss the Cook Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Package
Event dates: 6/3 - 6/24

Frugal meal planning week of April 28th

I love spring weekends and just being outside! We had a great weekend 2 baseball games and 2 soccer games, plus we went to an Earth Day event for boy scouts. We ended the day on Saturday with a bottle of wine with a fire  at our fire pit while the kids played man hunt (hide and seek in the dark) 

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Sunday  Hot dogs in crescent rolls 

Monday   Easy lazy man cabbage rolls   click for recipe. 

  Chili over baked potatoes 

Wednesday   Leftover  cabbage rolls this is about the only recipe I can get leftovers at this point!!

Thursday  Pork chops,  broccoli stuffed twice baked potatoes  

Friday     baked chicken and throw pizza veggie toppings on top 

Saturday Homemade pizza 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Freebies Round up April 26th

FREE Samples and Coupons for Brand Name Products!
Here is a roundup of some of the free samples available  on the internet this week!

Free Sample of Gevalia Coffee

Free Sample of Shout Color Catcher 

2 Topsy Turvy Tomato plants for just $10

Tomatos are very healthy and delicious. Right now you can get 2 Topsy Turvy Tomato plants for just $10 plus a strawberry planer . You will pay shipping and handling for each plant. While I do plant some tomatoes in my garden , I usually pick up a couple of these as well and the tomatos are just as yummy!  Click Here to get your own Topsy Turvy soon

Printable Schick Xtreme 3 and Hydro Store Coupons

Short season is here and here are some new Schick razor coupons to print!
$3.00 off one Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor
$6.00 off two Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors
Buy 1 Schick Hydro Razor, get Shave Gel Free

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Yankee Candle Buy One Get One Free Coupon April 2013

Great deal alert !! Yankee Candle Buy One Get One Free Coupon. Perfect for Mother's Days gifts    Valid on all large jar candles, large tumbler candles and large pure radiance vase candles. Make sure to read the coupon for where it can and can’t be used at. Exp. 4/28. You can also order by phone or order online with coupon code: FREE1

Campbell’s Printable Soup Coupons April 2013

Campbell has some new soup coupons out great time to stock up your pantry  
$1.00 off 3 cans Campbell's Chunky™ soup or chili
$1.00 off any five (5) Campbell's Condensed Soups
$1.00 off 3 Campbell's Healthy Request soups

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Toy R Us Babies R US Printable In-store coupon for April 2013

20% Off One Regular Priced Item Coupon for Babies R Us or Toys R Us!

Hurry on over to print this coupon for 20% off of One Regular Priced Item at Babies R Us or Toys R Us! There are exclusions , so make sure you read through them before heading to the store and using the coupon.  Coupon is valid through Saturday April 27th 2013 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Zucchini Pizza crust Yummy Low Carb Pizza

I am trying to eat healthier and get the boys to eat some more veggies overall.  (Teen age boys LOVE CARBS but their 40 year old momma needs to watch them overall)  I got the idea off of  myfitness pal .  

Zucchini Pizza crust, 
2 cups of shredded zucchini(drained for 30 minutes and squeezed) I threw my zucchini in the food processor.  Use fresh not frozen zucchini it is perfect for those bruised zuchini in the discout food bin at the grocery store. 
2 eggs 
2 tbs Parmesan cheese 
2 tsp black pepper 
1Tbs garlic powder 
1Tbs dried oregano 
Salt to taste. 

Mix zucchini with  Parmesan  ,,garlic,oregano,pepper and salt then add the eggbeaters. 

spread out on a parchment lined cookie sheet or pizza pan , about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 in a preheated oven. spray  crust with cooking spray, just a bit. brown the crust under the broiler about  3 minutes. Add your favorite tomato  sauce and add your toppings. 

This made a  14" pizza, I made this into  8  slices and it was roughly 45 calories per slice  for the crust  and I added in some tomato sauce, turkey pepperoni and green peppers  on it.  

InkGarden: 10 Free Graduation Announcements or Invites – Just Pay $3.99 Shipping

InkGarden is offering new users 10 Free Graduation Announcements or Invites when you use code 10FREE at checkout. All you have to do is pay $3.99 for shipping.
To get this deal, simply create your 10  graduation announcements or invitations and enter the code 10FREEat checkout. Offer expires May 31, 2013
You can also save 50% off your entire graduation order when you use coupon code GRAD50.

Home Depot $10 off April 2013 online coupon

The Home Depot is offering $10 off your purchase of $100 for online purchases  Just enter the coupon code 10APRIL at checkout to receive this discount. Choose to pick up your items at your local store to avoid shipping fees. This is a great deal if you are looking for purchase outdoor patio furniture, home and garden spring items.  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Free National Park Entrance Days April 22-26 2013

Free National Park Entrance Days Monday  April 22 thru Friday April 26

Celebrate National Park Week with free entrance to National Parks! This will be April 22-26.  Every state a national park so go and take a picnic, enjoy a bike ride with the family.  
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Frugal Meal Planning week of April 21st

Back to route the boys are back to school today yeah! We had a really nice vacation week we did go out to eat 3 times and we did go see Juarassic Park 3D at the movies. We did have soccer and baseball practice. 

One thing I  will not make again is  talian beef stew in the crockpot   It wasn't a hit. 

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Sunday Hamburgers, sweet potato fries 
Chicken bruschetta  bake

Monday  Roasted chicken, mashed potato, green beans 

  Layered ground turkey casserole Layered ground turkey in crockpot (simply layered ground turkey, brown rice, tomato sauce, and black beans and cook on low for 8 hours-very good!

Wednesday   Chicken bruschetta  bake  with leftover chicken 

Thursday  Leftover layered ground turkey casserole in tortillas 

Friday     Cheesy beef and broccoli brown rice on the side for the boys 

Saturday Homemade pizza 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Summer tops for moms on sale at Totsy

Spring Separates for Mom As Low As $10.99!

Totsy is having a great sale on Spring Separates for Mom up to 71% off! There are tops starting at only $10.99. These are really nice tops for the warm summer months 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

How To Save Money when you use your dishwasher at home

How To Save Money On Your Dishwasher:

1) Run the dishwasher only when it is full. A typical dishwasher costs about $60 to $100 a year to run with 80% of the cost due to heating the water needed for it. Running a partially filled dishwasher two times will use twice as much energy as running a full load once since dishwashers don't have different load size settings. 

2) Purchase a dishwasher that requires less hot water. Dishwashers differ in the amount of hot water used in the wash cycle. The manufacturer's specifications or the Energy Guide label should list this information. 

3) Check to see if your purchase of an energy efficient dishwasher will qualify for a state tax credit. Some states offer tax credits on your personal income tax when you purchase an energy-efficient dishwasher model.

4) Do not install your dishwasher next to your refrigerator. The heat and moisture given off by the dishwasher will increase the refrigerator's energy consumption. If you must put them next to each other, place a sheet of foam between them for insulation. 

5)  Use the energy saving setting on your dishwasher 

6) If you have a choice between an "air-dry" and "heat-dry" setting on your dishwasher, choose the air dry setting. It will use 15% to 50% less energy than the heat-dry setting. 

7) Turn your dishwasher off after the final rinse and open the door. It will take some time for the dishes to dry, but they will dry without using any energy. 

8) If your dishwasher has a "rinse hold" setting, you want to avoid this option. This rinse hold setting typically uses an extra 3 to 7 gallons of hot water for each wash. 

9) Choose the shortest wash cycle on your dishwasher. A short cycle uses less energy and will work just as well on everything but the dirtiest of dishes. 

10) Although many newer dishwashers do not require you to rinse dishes off before loading, many people still do. If you prefer to pre-rinse your dishes, use cold water to do so.

11) I also have not bought dishwasher soap in over 2 years because of coupons, I was able to get tons for free so that has helped with the cost of the dishwasher.  Or    I save on detergent by buying any brand on sale, and mixing it 50/50 with baking soda. I use 2 T per load. I also only run my dishwasher in the late evening.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Old Navy $15 off $75 April 2013 coupon online or instore

From now through April 21st
 can save $15 off your $75+ purchase at Old Navy!
If you are shopping in store, show them this coupon. If you are shopping at OldNavy.com, use coupon code: ONSAVE15.  It does exclude the everyday deals plus 50% off online tee shirt sale. 
Everyday Free Shipping is valid in the US only (including Puerto Rico) on purchases of $50 or more in the same order.

JCPenney 20% coupon April 2013 instores and online

Going shopping this weekend for some new summer clothes 20% off at JCPenney through 4/21 Facebook Offer or Use Coupon Code BESTBUDS at JCPenney.com  Free shipping as always over $75 

Kohls 20% off coupon April 2013 in store or online

Hurry and grab this   or Use Coupon code BLOOM online at Kohls.com 20% off at Kohl’s through 4/21 Printable Coupon This coupon is available from Thursday April to Sunday April 21st 

Kohls has a ton of sales going include outdoor furniture, small appliances, bedding and shoes for the entire family.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free Target Reusable Shopping Bag Full of Samples & Coupons!

Free Target Reusable Shopping Bag Full of Samples & Coupons!

“In honor of Earth Day, Target® will give away 1.5 million reusable bags at stores across the country, as well as sustainable product coupon books that offer over $40 in savings. Of the 1.5 million reusable bags, 250,000 will also contain samples of sustainable products, including method Dish Soap, Annie’s Bunny Grahams, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent and Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Cream.”
This is in-store only.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Walgreens Friends and Family Coupons 15-20% Off April 2013

Walgreens Friends and Family Coupons 15-20% Off!

These Walgreens coupons are for the Family and Friends event valid only  Friday April 19th  It is valid for 15% off of eligible brands or 20% off of Walgreens (including W and Nice) brand items! 
This is a great way to stock up on some of the generic brand deals this week!! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Canvas People: FREE 8×10 Custom Photo Canvas Just pay shipping

Canvas People is offering a Free 8x10 Custom Photo Canvas, all you have to pay is $14.95 shipping. This is a great chance to get a jump start on your Mother’s Day gifts!   I know my mom or my mother in law  would love a beautiful picture of all of her grandchildren.   Much better than flowers! 
If you are looking for a unique gift you might want to try a custom photo canvas. These are really neat because you upload your photo  and they put it on a canvas.  Basically they turn your image into art!

4 Easy College Scholarship to apply and win

My oldest is heading into high school in the fall so we are getting closer about thinking about paying for college.   We have some money saved but since I have 3 kids total and a retirement.  I have told him that I expect him to apply, apply and apply for scholarships  once we get closer.  

USA Today did a recent article on how 4 easy college scholarship anyone can win.  Here are some scholarships that they recommend

U.S. Bank Scholarship

Are you a United States citizen and a high school senior or college undergraduate student? Then you can win $1,000. Nope, no other qualifications. Just be what you already are.

“No essay” Scholarship

Most scholarships come but once a year (and some once in a lifetime). The beauty of the $2,000 “No essay” Scholarship is that it comes once a month and you can apply every single month.
The scholarship, offered through College Prowler, has a deadline at the end of every month.

 $1,000 Weekly Scholarship

Even better than once-a-month is once-a-week. Granted, the Zinch.com weekly scholarship is not as simple as merely filling out basic information about yourself, it’s almost that simple.You can apply every week, once a week. Have fun with it.

 Scholarship Zone scholarship

It seems nearly every website wants you to register. It’s not enough to simply use a site’s service from time to time, apparently. But not many sites offer as great a possible reward as Scholarship Zone does.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Famous Footwear 15% off coupon for April 2013


TAKE AN EXTRA 15% OFF YOUR NEXT VICTORY! - Print your coupon to shop in-store April 11-April 21st   My  boys are so hard on their sneakers and shoes  that I am always happy when a Famous Footwear coupon rolls around!  Print out your 15% off your entire purchase at Famous Footwear coupon today

Frugal Meal Planning week of April 14th

ShopPerk  Pricebook Mobile App 
I like routine and order. I don't deal with chaos too well.  I subbed all 5 days last week which is great for my pocket book but can add craziness to the house.   We stayed within our meal plan which is half the  battle on staying on budget.  

The boys on spring vacation this week so we maybe a bit looser with our dinner plans.  We may go out to eat 2 times this week. I got a couple of coupons

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Sunday  Steak, oven roasted potatoes, green beans 

Monday  Bubble up pizza 

Tuesday    Cheesy beef and broccoli brown rice on the side for the boys 

Wednesday   Italian beef stew in the crockpot (I got some stew meat marked down this week) 

Thursday  Planning on late lunch 

Friday   Sandwiches for dinner or leftovers 

Saturday Homemade pizza 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Free Diabetes Meter and recipe book

Qualify to receive a Diabetic meter in the color of your choice, and meal planning tools such as our  diabetic recipe book, meal planner, blood sugar tracker, and more. Yours at no cost when you qualify. 

ShopPerk Iphone App Finds Lowest Store Prices Based On Your Grocery list

I know most of you are couponers and frugal mommas  but isn’t it gratifying to know you’re getting the best deal even when you don’t have a coupon available?  There’s a  great  new mobile app that will actually compare local grocery story  prices on items based on YOUR shopping list!  I think this is a miracle!    No more wondering which store has the lowest price on the groceries I want to buy for the week! This will really help me with my frugal meal planning

ShopPerk makes smart shopping easy. Every day. For everyone. Get great deals on the things you need most. Compare stores in your area to find the best selection and the biggest savings. Find recipes and ideas that leave you more time, more money and more energy to spend on what you truly love.

Here's how it works:

Get inspired: Discover new recipes and find fun food ideas to add to your grocery list.

Get it for less: We’ll show you the stores that have your list items for less, along with useful stats and helpful tips.

Win at shopping: The more you use ShopPerk, the smarter it gets, making each trip to the store easier and more rewarding.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Frugal Meal Planning week of April 8th

This is going to be a crazy week!  My husband is traveling this week on business and wont be back until Thursday evening. I am also subbing Monday thru Wednesday this week.  

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Sunday  Steak, oven roasted potatoes, green beans 

Monday Salsa  Chicken in the crockpot! Will give me lunch leftovers for school 

Tuesday    Fish stick tacos -use pick two fish sticks in a taco with some lettuce and salsa (kid requested) 

Wednesday  Frozen pizza easy and simple 

Thursday  Turkey Sausages and baked spinach   (mix frozen spinach, 2 cups cottage cheese, 2 eggs and parm cheese)


Saturday Going out to eat! 

Are you looking for even more menu ideas check out  Monday meal plans at organizing