Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday Shopping

Never the one to pass up a good deal or spending time with my daughter, we went shopping for a new laptop bag and purse after using up our coupons at Food Lion.

Not too frugal but, these Vera Bradley bags were just too cute to pass up.

Am I the one that told my daughter self expression was a good thing?! Can I go back and eat my words?! I suppose only if PINK hair bothers me. I think she is still a doll!! (her hair now matches her bag lol)



Friday, August 29, 2008

Food Lion

If you have any of the Free Kraft coupons left (buy 3/get oscar mayer hotdogs free) Kraft dressing and Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs are on sale Buy 1 Get 1 Free this week at Food Lion. You can get 2 bottles of dressing or 2 packages of Hot Dogs free using 1 coupon.

**They ring up 1/2 price so make sure the cashier takes the full price of one off, not the 1/2 price of one** I had to explain this to my cashier "5" times before she rolled her eyes at me so, I just asked for the manager. The manager was very nice and told her I was correct **more eye rolling ... with attitude**

Redwood Creek

Grt your new Redwood Creek vintage poster

Aveeno tote bag

Free Eco-friendly Aveeno tote bag offer.

$5 Chevron gift card

I saw this offer at Money Saving Mom and wanted to make sure a few college students that I know visit this site see it.
I figure a $5 gift card for you, is $5 more left in my pocket :)

See full post at Money Saving Mom HERE


$10 off of $40 purchase coupon. Good Friday Aug. 29th and Saturday Aug 30th. I can't imagine spending $40 at Walgreens but, maybe it would be a great time to get your new free after rebate products for the month.

Head for Change

Tell the world that you're "headed for change" with a fashion statement that really makes a statement. Download the iron-on t-shirt graphics available on our 'perks' page and let your tee do the talking.

Get your free sample while you are there.


Free Sample Pantene Expressions

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Visit any participating Chick-fil-A restaurant wearing your favorite football team’s attire or logo on Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. until close and get one free order of our new Chick-n-Strips (3-count). Limit one order per person while supplies last. (Official Rules)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Birds Eye Voila!

Moms play a vital role in our everyday lives, from making sure we eat right to tucking us in at night. Moms are the best!

Share your best mom story and a photo of your mom and we’ll send you a coupon for a free movie rental from Blockbuster® and your mom could be featured on our website. Click here to share your story!

Federal Reserve Systems Publications

Are you a teacher or homeschool? These comic books are great tools for teaching about all aspects of money. Visit Federal Reserve Systems Publications

No Nonsense

Click on the above picture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Purina Yesterday's News

FREE (up to $6.99) one (1) 13.2 lb bag of Purina® Yesterday’s News® brand Moisture Locking Paper Pellets, any variety.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Free from WalMart

Free Sample of Ultra Gain w/ Baking Soda

Free Sample Kotex

Free Sample Platex Sport

Free Sample Cascade 'All-in-1'

$5 off KMart Coupon

$5 off $50 purchase KMart coupon

What to do with all this cereal?!

I found a couple of recipes to use some of my boxes of Kashi Go Lean Crunch. It wasn't a moment too soon being that Vocalpoint just sent more Kashi coupons.

Kashi Apple Crunch
Makes 8 servings

5 green apples, cored and cut into ½_ inch pieces
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate, unsweetened
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups apple juice, unsweetened
1 tablespoons arrowroot powder (or substitute cornstarch)

1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup Kashi ® GOLEAN Crunch!™ cereal
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate, unsweetened

Combine apples, apple juice concentrate, turbinado sugar, lemon juice,
spices and apple juice in a large saucepan.

Bring to boil, reduce heat and
simmer for about 15 minutes.

Remove about ¼ cup of apple juice from
mixture and whisk in the arrowroot.

Add arrowroot back to hot mixture and
stir until combined.

Remove from heat.

Place topping ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until mixture is the consistency of streusel.

Pour hot apple mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and smooth out.

Evenly disperse topping over the apples.

Lightly press the topping into place (if needed).

Bake at 375° F for 10 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and
topping is browned.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1 slice ( 1/8 pie), Calories 140 , Calories from Fat 10, Total Fat 1g,
Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 15mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary Fiber 4g,
Sugars 24g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%

Kashi Apple Pancakes
Serves 4

1 1/2 cups Kashi Go Lean cereal (or cereal of choice)
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder (baking soda is fine to substitute, though)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 apple, diced (I prefer Fuji) -optional

1. Combine cereal and milk in a small bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. When the cereal has almost finished soaking, lightly beat the eggs in another separate bowl and whisk in the melted butter, sugar, and yogurt. Stir in the diced apples, if using.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix or the pancakes will be tough.
5. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a medium-hot skillet and flip when the bubbles that appear on top of the pancakes begin to pop. Finish cooking on the other side and serve.

Freebies for Today

Free 1yr subscription to yesStyle Magazine

I am sure it is hard to tell that I am rather excited that school started back today. wooohoooo!! This last week has been killing me. My oldest daughter returned to her college along with all the expenses that follow her there. My next to the oldest daughter returned to her college along with all the expenses that follow her there. Now my other 2 schoolage children started to school today. YEAH!

School cost me a fortune but, it helps with my sanity.

Sweat Block

Get a FREE Sample of Sweat Block

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

BlogHer Tour

The BlogHer Reach Out Tour is coming to my area and I will be there! Be sure and check to see if they are coming to an area near you.

Going to BlogHer Greensboro

Puppy Training DVD and Coupon

Free Puppy Training DVD and $5 Coupon

Thursday, August 21, 2008

$5 off Walgreens coupon

Just click on the coupon above to get your $5 off/ $20 purchase at Walgreens

Lots of Freebies

Free Energizer audioPRO Hearing Aid Battery

Free Sesame Street Fire Safety Station Coloring Book

Free Remote Store Manager

Free Don Jer Suede-Tex Finish Sample

Pet Safety Pack

Free Astroglide X Sample

Post-it Super Sticky Recycled Notes

Free Tape Measure from Perry Uniform

FREE Subscription to
Organic Connections Magazine

FREE Sample of
Meow Mix Wholesome Goodness from Walmart

FREE Sample of
Nurtured Pets Anti-Lick Strips

FREE Pool Time Water Analysis Test Strip

FREE One Year Subscription to PC Magazine

FREE Healthy Energy Drink Sample from Super Foods for Life

Free Carabineer Compass from Timber Wolf Smokeless Tobacco
(this one I had to do a little different)
Register here and make sure you indicate that you use smokeless tobacco.
2. Enter these codes
HERE: PZRCGRNB and ZRG2X4JF3. Redeem Compass HERE

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Freebies for Today

(To get your free calendar you need to email them at and provide them with your name and address.)

If your kids are like mine, the first thing to get lost in their monopoly game is the money. HERE you can print all the monopoly money you want.

DVD box set

Free DVD Box set of HBO's series Addiction (use code: DVDE)
(This is for drug treatment centers. They also send to teachers who teach health/ drug awareness classes) I watched this on HBO and it is a wonderful series for any drug/alcohol awareness program.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Organic Valley Farms

Free Organic Valley Farms Kit and Posters

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

Free Sample Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

Favorite Things

Every Tuesday Sarah at Fiddledeedee writes about her favorite things. I have decided to (try) do this. There are so many things I am thankful for and yet my most favorite changes from week to week, even day to day.

One of my favorite things is my LightWedge We do a lot of traveling since we live so far from our families and my husband hates for me to turn on the light in the car to read. I wrote about it here a while back. This month alone we will be traveling 700 miles (round trip) three weekends in a row. I would go crazy without my LightWedge!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

FREE Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with the purchase of two Clorox® products.

I don't really like having to purchase something to get something free but, if you are buying a clorox product anyway, this coupon can come in handy.

Arm & Hammer Essentials (free after rebate)

Buy ARM & HAMMER® Essentials using $1.00 off coupon

Get up to $3.50 Rebate by mail HERE


Be sure and check your USA Today or Parade Magaine in yesterday's paper for a free Chicken Biscuit or Chicken Sandwich from McDonald's (with the purchase of med. drink) or you can print your coupon HERE.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Freebies for Today

I am on my way out of town to visit family and leave you with a few of freebies.

3 free issues of Town & Country magaineFree Sample of Playtex Gentle Glide

Free 6-Count Ready-to-Drink E028 Splash Trial Pack for Kids (Enter Code: PPC008 and Select UPS NO CHARGE Residential Shipping and NO credit card will be required)

Woohoo!! I got an award!

A huge thank you to Penny Pinching Parent for recognizing me with my first award. (Don't mind me if I just walk around with it for a while so everybody can see)

I have met so many people since I started blogging. Mostly it has been wonderful women that are doing what needs to be done for thier families to live happy, healthy, and debt free. My hats off to each of you!!

As my part of this award, I have to recognize 5 other bloggers that I love to read and I am sure you will also.

1) Jamie at I Am A Money Magnet Can she get some deals shopping or what?!

2) Amiyrah at 4 Hats and Frugal If I am ever lacking in ideas for dinner this is where I am sure to find a good recipe along with all the other hats she wears.

3) Angie at Thrifty Florida Mama I found this site while trying desperately to find somebody else that shops at Food Lion. Now all of her post keep me coming back.

4) Jennifer at Sisterly Savings if you want to make money online, Jennifer can find it!

5) Carol at Frugal Finds From Your Frugal Friend I am so jealous of her garden :) and there is always a freebie or good coupon to be found here.

Here are the rules for passing on this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.

3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.

4. Add links to these blogs on your blog.

5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Free Dryer Vent Safety Tool

Free subscription to Family Fun magazine

Free cell phone holder

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Perfect Sleep

Free Sample of Perfect Sleep ... oh, what I would give for some perfect sleep : )

Satisfaction Guaranteed

I just want to take a minute to say, just about every company that provides a product to customers offers a satisfaction guarantee. Obiviously, if you receive a defective product you should contact the manufacturer. On the other hand, if you call or write a company about a product that is not defective you should make sure they know that it is just a personal dislike of the product not a defective product.

When a call comes in to my company we have to trace it back to the precise minute (ok, we can only do it in 5 minute incriments) it was made and who was working. It is very easy to do because every product has a code on it somewhere that represents the year, month, day, hour, minute, and actual machine it was manufactured on. That employee is then repremanded.

I just ask that you consider your reasons before requesting a refund or replacement because it can have a huge impact on somebody else. Once again, if you receive a defective product, by all means, take the company up on thier guarantee.

She Speaks

It must be my lucky day. Are you a member of SheSpeaks? It is the easiest product testing you can do. Just sign up and they will send you an e-mail when there is a product for you to test.

For being a part of the Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash product testing I will receive:

*One free product coupon for Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash™ potatoes
*10 Coupons for $1.00 off the product
*A free potato masher as our gift!

Product Testing

A while back I told you about the product testing I was doing for New Balance Running Shoes. You can find out how to sign up for that HERE.

Today I received an e-mail confirming a product test I am doing for Carhartt Clothing. This will be for women's cargo shorts and I should receive them next week. You can sign up here to be a Carhartt product tester.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

P&G Coupons

If you haven't already, go to P&G to take survey and get $74 in coupons

Monday, August 11, 2008

Freebies for Today

Free Sample Lacrosse Tape

Free Sample AlphaMax Home Facial Peel

Free Danzante wine charms