Friday, July 9, 2010

Veggie Delights: Black Bean & Couscous Salad

Every Friday Meagan over at Frugal Fun Fortune shares with us a meatless dish. Be sure to visit Meagan to see this week's dish: Black Bean & Couscous Salad is there not to like about this recipe? Yum!

Thanks so much Meagan!

Chick-fil-A: FREE meal today!

Chick-fil-A is issuing a cattle call! On Friday, July 9th, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will celebrate the organization's annual Cow Appreciation Day event by offering a FREE meal to any guest who visits the restaurant fully dressed as a cow!

Guests dressed "head-to-hoof" in cow attire will be rewarded with a free Chick-fil-A meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner). For those "too chicken" to wear full cow costumes, Chick-fil-A will award a complimentary entree to customers partially dressed in cow attire, such as a cow-spotted scarf, purse, hat or other accessory.

Go HERE for further details about the event including cow costume ideas and tips, downloadable cow spots, masks and other bovine-themed accessories.


It's Mega Swagbucks Friday!!!

 For those of you who don’t know, Swagbucks is an excellent way to earn a little extra money by doing the same things you do everyday. What are Swagbucks? They are "points" you earn by simply doing your normal routine searches using Swagbucks for your search engine. It's that easy!
There are other ways you can earn Swagbucks too:
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, click on the "Special Offers" tab in the left column, click on No Obligation Offers, skip through several ads, and you will get 2-4 Swagbucks. You can do this daily!
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, scroll down until you see the "Special Offers" section in the middle of the page with pictures. Watch the videos to earn 1-4 Swagbucks.
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, click on "Daily Polls" tab and get 1 Swagbuck simply by answering the daily poll.
  • Go to the Swagbucks homepage, click on "Trusted Surveys" and earn Swagbucks for answering surveys. No limit to how many Swagbucks you can earn a day!
  • Be sure to check your messages from TSG and the blog frequently for chances to find Swagcodes to enter and earn more Swagbucks.
  • Invite your friends to Swagbucks and every Swagbuck they win, you'll win as well!
Once you are a Swagbucks member you can earn larger amounts of Swagbucks for your searches on Fridays! You can earn as much as 1000 Swagbucks!

Cash in your Swagbucks for prizes like giftcards to some of your favorite stores. For example, 450 Swagbucks= $5 Amazon Gift Card. I'm saving mine for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. Free gifts..Woohoo! =)

Join Swagbucks, search, and start saving!

Sunday Coupon Preview 7/11

This Sunday 7/11 you can expect (1) insert in your paper:

1 RedPlum
1 SmartSource

Go HERE to check them out! Remember all coupons vary by region and newspaper.

Happy Savings!

Sorrento Cheese Rebate

Sorrento is offering $5 Mail-in Rebate wyb 2 pkgs of Sorrento Snack Cheese through 9/30. Look for the peelie above! Limit of 5 per household.

I've seen the Mail-in Rebate Peelies on pkgs at Publix and Walmart. I've also seen $1/1 Sorrento Snack Cheese Peelies on pkgs at Publix and WinnDixie, so be on the lookout for those as well for an even better deal!

We go through TONS of cheese at my house. I'm super excited to get back $25...Yippee!!!

Happy Savings!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Publix Deals 7/7-7/13

My friend Michelle over at I Heart Publix brings you the best Publix deals with coupon matchups every week. I'm going to highlight some of my favorites, but be sure to read her full post HERE for all the super deals.

Nature’s Own Bread, 100% Whole Wheat, 20 oz loaf, BOGO $2.85
~$.75/1 Nature's Own Bread (zip 24153) PRINT

~$.75/1 Nature's Own Gluten Free Bread (zip 30033) PRINT
-$2 off Hormel Bacon item & Nature’s Own Whitewheat Bread, 100% Wheat Bread or English Muffin Tearpad Publix coupon
You pay 68¢ per loaf of bread and you can use the bacon coupon for an even better deal!

Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 4 oz cup, BOGO $2.50
~$.50/1 Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt PRINT
If your store doubles, you pay only 25 cents per 4pk!

Nabisco Munch Packs or Variety Packs or Single Serve Tray; or Kraft Handi Snacks, Assorted Varieties, 12 or 15 ct, 9.45 to 25.2 oz pkg, BOGO $5.99  
~FREE Nabisco Cookies wyb 1 pkg of Nabisco Cookies and 1 gal of milk (Facebook Q)
~$1/2 Nabisco Multipack Products PRINT~Free Kool-Aid Fun Fizz, Any (1) Free WYB (1) Nabisco Multi-Packs, Any 9 Oz. – 26 Oz. – valid up to $1.99 Tearpad
Use the Facebook Q with the Kool Aid Q to score a great deal …$3 for two boxes of cookies and a pkg of Kool Aid

Luigi’s Italian Ice, Assorted Varieties, 24 or 36 oz box, BOGO $2.99 
~$0.50/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice (5/2 RP)
~$0.50/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice (5/16 RP)

~$0.50/1 Luigi’s Product (6/27 RP)
If your store doubles, you pay 50¢ per box!

Cascadian Farm Frozen Vegetables or Potatoes 7.4 to 16 oz pkg, 2/$4
~$1/1 Cascadian Farm Product PRINT
You pay only $1 per pkg!

Kashi Cereal or Granola 10.4 to 17.5 oz, Instant Oatmeal 11.28 or 12.1 oz, or Granola Bars 6.2 to 8.4 oz, 2/$5
~$1/2 Kashi cereal Publix coupon (6/20 RP)
~$1/1 Kashi Cereal, Any- Kashi peelie
If you can find the peelie, you pay $1.50 per box!

Clorox Liquid Bleach 82 or 96 oz, 3/$5
~$0.25/1 Clorox Bleach, 82 oz+ (6/6 RP)
~FREE Clorox Liquid Bleach wyb Clorox 2 product PRINT

Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner, 32 oz bot, BOGO $2.49
~$1/1 Glass Plus Cleaner PRINT
You pay only 25 cents each!

Angel Soft unscented bathroom tissue 12 Double Rolls, 24 Regular Rolls, or 9 Mega Rolls, $5.49
~$0.50/1 Angel Soft Toilet Paper PRINT

Ziploc Bags 8 to 25 ct, 2/$4
~$1.50/2 Ziploc Products PRINT
~$0.40/1 Ziploc Brand Bags (5/16 SS)
~$1/2 Ziploc Brand Slider Bags (6/6 SS)

~$1/1 Ziploc Product TQ PRINT
Combine TQ with MQ and pay only $.75 per box!

Georgia Peaches, $.79/lb

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, 2/$6
~$0.50/1 Tropicana Trop50 50 oz (6/6 RP)
$1/1 Tropicana Trop50 Product, 59oz PRINT
You pay $2 per carton!

Musselman’s Apple Sauce, Chunky or Natural, 23 or 24 oz jar, BOGO $1.89 
~$0.75/1 Musselman’s Publix Smart Savings Booklet
You pay 20¢ per jar after coupon!

Be sure to check out the list of Dollar Deals for even more savings!

Thanks so much Michelle!

Subway: $2 Customer Appreciation Month

I received this Subway flyer in my paper yesterday. Subway as a special thanks to their customers is offering a regular 6 inch Meatball Marinara or regular 6 inch Cold Cut Combo for only $2! Offer good through July 31st. As always make sure your location is participating.

The back of the flyer included six coupons for a FREE regular 6 inch sub wyb any 6 inch sub with a 32oz drink. Expires 8/15!

Sounds like cheap lunch...Enjoy!

NEW Del Monte Pineapple Coupon!

Go HERE to print a coupon for $.50/1 Del Monte Fresh Whole Pineapple. I'm loving these coupons!

Thanks Frugal Fun Fortune!

Play-Doh Instant Win Game

Play-Doh has a Instant Win Game. Spin for your chance to win a $50 Gift Card or $5,000 shopping spree! You can play 3 times daily! There are 10 winners everyday and the promotion ends September 30, 2010.

Need a Play-Doh Code? Use code: KDN185UV9JN34

Even if you don't win, you still will receive a Play-Doh coupon. Yesterday I received $3/1 Play-Doh Poppin' Movie Snacks and today I received $2/1 Play-Doh Fun Factory Spin n' Store. They are Bricks coupons, so be sure to print your back button to print twice!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

bTrendie: Graco Pack n' Play only $54.94 shipped!

bTrendie has the Graco Pack n' Play- Betsey for $49.99. Join bTrendie now and receive a $10 credit with your first purchase. So you pay only $39.99 plus $14.95 shipping=$54.94 shipped!

The Graco Travel Lite Crib- Betsey is also on sale for $39.99. Join bTrendie now and receive a $10 credit with your first purchase. So you pay only $29.99 plus $14.95 shipping=$44.94 shipped!

What a great deal! They are selling out fast, so better get yours before they are gone!

I think both of these are SUPER cute! I bought a Graco Travel Lite Crib when I was expecting my first child. I LOVE mine!!! I highly recommend...perfect for grandparents house, travel, or a baby shower gift!

Happy Savings!

FREE Ziploc Back-to-School Gift Pack!

Right@Home is offering a Ziploc® Back-to-School Gift Pack that includes:
  • One box of 50-count Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags
  • One box of 25-count Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal
  • One package of Ziploc® Brand Containers with the Smart Snap™ Seal (small bowl)
First 10,000 people to respond will receive a Ziploc® Back-to-School Gift Pack. For your chance to receive a gift pack, simply complete all required information on the offer form by July 30, 2010. Limit: one (1) gift pack per household/address. Gift packs will be mailed by October15, 2010. If you have received a gift pack from Right@Home in the last 180 days, you are not eligible for this month's offer.

Good Luck!

*HOT* BOGO Bear Naked Granola Coupon!

Go "Like" Bear Naked Granola on Facebook to print a BOGO coupon for any Bear Naked item (up to $5)! Wow, this is an AWESOME coupon and it's sure to go fast. Better print yours now!

This is my favorite granola! Pair this coupon with a BOGO sale and your sure to score cheap granola!

Thanks A Few ShortCuts!

Wordless Wednesday: All Aboard!

Planter's Facebook Coupon!

Planters is giving away $1.50 coupons for PLANTERS Flavor Grove Almonds today and every Wednesday through August when you "Like" the Planter's Facebook Page. You can find the coupons on their “Coupons” tab.

It’s first come, first served and there is a limited quantity, so check back often and act fast. Remember to hit your back button to print twice!

Make sure you "Like" Fun and Frugal Moms too!

Happy Savings!

$.50/1 Goldfish Coupon!

Go HERE to print a coupon for $.50/1 Goldfish! If your store doubles, wait for a sale and you will get super cheap Goldfish.

We love this fun, yummy snack at my house!


Coupons: Digiorno, Nature's Own, and more! has some great coupons! Here are some of my favorites:

~$.75/1 Nature's Own Premium Specialty Bread (zip 24153)
~$1.50/1 Digiorno Pizza & Breadsticks
~$1.75/2 Mariani Dried Fruit
~$1/2 Kellogg's Eggo Waffles or Pankcakes- Target Q
~$.75/1 Nature's Own Gluten Free Bread (zip 30033)
~$2 off Pork wyb Kingsford item at Publix

Happy Couponing!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tipster Tuesday: Menu Planning

Do you struggle with planning meals for your family? Do you dread hearing these 3 words...What's for dinner? My daily life can get crazy, as I'm sure it can for you. The last thing I want to worry about everyday is what's for dinner. I found myself constantly having trouble coming up with ideas for dinner and it seemed like everytime I did think of something I was always missing that one vital ingredient. Tired of the 5pm craziness? Then a menu plan is the answer for you.

Menu planning means planning your family's meals to help you save time and money. You know in advance what you are going to cook everyday and you have all the needed supplies ready to go. No more last minute runs to the store, no more frantic searches through your freezer or pantry for something, or having to wait for something to thaw for dinner. Most importantly menu planning improves nutrition. It's easier to make sure your family eats healthy and well balanced meals when you prepare meals at home because you are in control of the ingredients. With a little thought and planning ahead of time, you can be organized in planning meals for your family.

Once a week, create a menu for all the dinners you will serve for the coming week. Review each of the recipes and list all the items you need to purchase at the store. Your goal is to shop only once a week, so organization is key!

Here are some things to consider when planning meals:
  • Keep it Simple: Start slow and keep things simple until you feel confident in your menu planning skills. When planning your weekly list think of meals that are both nutritious and frugal. Look through your recipe box, cookbooks, websites, and other favorite sources and choose recipes that you know you can make and that your family will enjoy.
  • Grocery Ads: Check and see what is on sale at your grocery store and plan meals around those items. Think about the meat and produce on sale. Keep an open mind while shopping. Be sure to stock up on good buys and freeze them to help you plan future meals. Serve leftovers for lunch the next day.
  • Stockpile: The foods in your stockpile are those you know your family likes. To save money, find recipes that use those ingredients you already have on hand. Review your shopping list and note any needed items.
  • Produce: When buying vegetables, plan your meals around them to avoid wasting food. Include one or two meatless meals a week. Need ideas? Be sure to check out the weekly Veggie Delights post every Friday!
  • Personal shopping list: Construct your personal shopping list according to the order you shop the store. You'll speed your way out the door!
  • Create a routine: Look for cues in the family schedule. Plan a fancy meal for those days with more free time and keep it simple on hectic days. Make the routine yours and it will serve you well. Post the menu plan on the refrigerator door. Refer to it during the coming week as you prepare meals.
  • Shake Things Up: Have fun with menu planning! Menu plans don't have to be written in stone. If something comes up and you can’t make the meal you originally had planned or you don’t feel like it, then simply make something else.
  • It's that easy! After you've made menu plans for a few weeks, rotate the weekly plans around and save yourself even more time.The more menu planning you do, the easier it will become. Remember to have fun with the process, get your children involved, and enjoy watching how your life and budget improve with menu planning.
I've been menu planning for a couple of weeks now and it has simplified my life significantly. I’ve found that it is a relief not having to worry about dinner every night. Menu planning has resulted in less runs to the grocery store, less impulse spending, and ultimately more time with my family! =)

Look for my weekly Menu Plan Monday post starting Monday 7/12. Good Luck!

Monday, July 5, 2010

FREE Arby's Jr. Deluxe!

Arby's is offering a FREE Jr. Deluxe with any Drink Purchase today only! Limit one per customer.


Thanks Southern Savers!

FREE Nabisco Cookies Coupon!

"Like" the Nabisco Cookies Facebook Page and you will be able to print a coupon good for 1 FREE package of Nabisco cookies when you purchase 1 package of Nabisco cookies and 1 gallon milk. The coupon will be available TODAY ONLY for 24 hours!

Come back the first Monday of each month for the next coupon opportunity!


NEW Pampers Gifts to Grow Code!

Here is a new Pampers Gifts to Grow Code:

4thFacebook2010- 10 points (Expires 7/10)

Happy Savings!

Rebate Roundup 7/4-7/10

My friend Greta over at Friend Family Savings has your weekly Rebate Roundup! She has taken the time to compile a list of info and deal ideas for current mail in rebates to give you ultimate savings!

Rebates are a great way to earn extra money and save you money on items you would normally buy anyway. Plus it's exciting to open your mailbox and find a rebate check or gift card several weeks or months later! =)

Thanks so much Greta!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Sentiments: Happy 4th of July!

The Fourth of July is a day that we celebrate the independence of our country, The United States of America. People celebrate with family and friend get-togethers, food, fun, and fireworks. As you celebrate today, remember the true meaning of the day, what it means for our amazing country, and the sacrifices made by those brave men and women who protect our freedom every day! May God Bless the USA and our troops!

Hope all of you have a safe and happy 4th of July! =)