Wednesday, June 30, 2010

$1 Flip Flops @ Old Navy - Saturday Only!

Excited to announce Old Navy's $1 Solid Flip Flop sale is on again this Saturday 7/3 ONLY!  Limit 5 per customer while supplies last.

Thanks, Beverly!

FREE Earrings from is offering FREE earrings again!  They send out an email every 20 days or so with new FREE offers.

They're having an Independence Sale including FREE Ruby Red earrings, White Diamond earrings or Blue Sapphire earrings!  Mix and match any 3.  Just use coupon code 0704 at checkout.  A great deal for beautiful earrings (+ shipping)!

Walgreens $5 off $30

YAY!  Walgreens is offering $5 off $30 through Saturday, July 3rd.  Get the coupon code here.

Coupon lingo

Crystal over at Money Saving Mom put together an extensive list of coupon terms and abbreviations that are so helpful!  Be sure to read the 'comments' section as others have added to the list.

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

*HOT* Mission Tortilla Coupon

So excited that Mission Tortilla is now offering a .75c/1 coupon off ANY Mission tortillas!  Yay!  Go here to enter your email address and print the coupon.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

PF Changs: FREE Lettuce Wraps

PF Changs is offering FREE lettuce wraps wyb one entree!  They're also giving $100,000 to charity.  Go here to enter your email address to receive your coupon via email.  Offer ends July 31, 2010.

Thanks, Southernsavers!

*NEW* Target Eggos coupon

Kristin over at Couponing to Disney shows you how to get Eggos for .75c at Target between now and 7/10!!  We love the Whole Grain waffles.

Greenworks Products Printable Coupons

I'm a big fan of Greenworks cleaning products!  I haven't tried there Laundry Detergent or Dishwashing Liquid yet but I can vouch for their cleaning products.  Kelly over at Faithful Provisions has compiled the list below:

Thanks, Faithful Provisions!

Graceworks Giveaways

I've been collecting a nice little stash of toiletries, feminine products, etc. in my cupboard and FINALLY decided it's not doing anyone any good just sitting there collecting dust!  So, I made my first giveaway to Graceworks Ministries today.  My goal is to take items monthly as I build my stash up again.  I love being able to bless others, even in the smallest ways!

Couponing = Generosity!

FREE Disney Character Phone Call

Surprise your child with a FREE call from Princess Tiana or Sheriff Woody!  Go here to find out more details.  Sadly, calls are not available to residents of ID, WA, GA, KY, MS, NE, TN and LA.

Thanks, Savor the Savings!

$4 Hasbro Deals for the 4th

Looking to stock up for the holidays or birthdays?  Hasbro is offering some great $4 deals for the 4th.  Check them out here.

Thanks, Stockpiling Moms!

Shutterfly: 20 FREE Prints plus a chance to win $1000

Shutterfly is giving you 20 FREE prints when you submit your favorite summer photo.  Crystal over at Money Saving Mom has all the details here.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mailbox goodies!

Lots of mail goodies came today!  My favorite was a letter from Rebeca, our Compassion child in Bolivia.  She's been in our lives for 7 years now and it's my dream to go visit her one day!

I also got a free pack of dog treats from Walmart (they look like real peanut butter cookies!); P&G booklet with tons of coupons; Bounty paper towel sample;  3 Crystal Light packets and a Kroger flyer with 5 coupons.  So fun!

$1 Custom Address Labels @ Office Depot (TODAY ONLY!)

Today only (6/28), Office Depot is offering 250 Full Color Custom Address Labels for $1 (reg. $9.99) with FREE shipping and a FREE dispenser when you use coupon code 854758859 at checkout

Thanks, Hip2Save!

FREE Snapfish photo collage

Yay!  Snapfish is offering a FREE photo collage if you "like" them on Facebook!

Thanks, CouponingtoDisney!

*HOT* Printable Coupons

Crystal over at Money Saving Mom has some great scenarios for cheap Q-Tips and fresh Del Monte Pineapple.

Print $1/1 Q-tips

Print .50/1 Del Monte Pineapple

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday June 27th Coupon Insert Preview

There will be two inserts in tomorrow's paper. 


Go here to check-out the this week's coupons.

HT Super Doubles Trip

I finally had a chance to get to HT this afternoon.  My little shopping buddy, Britain, came with me!  She's learning not to ask for things if we don't have a coupon AND if they're not on Mommy's list.  I love having my helper with me - she's super patient and fun to be with plus it creates for great teachable moments with my frugaladee in training!

Here are my deals:
6 - Yoplait Greek yogurts ($1 ea, used (6) .30/1 = .60 each) $2.40
1 - Orajel Training Toothpaste ($3.95, used $1/1 off = $2 off) $1.95
1 - Organic Toaster Pastry (on sale) $2.99
2 - Bagel Bites ($2.69, used (2) $1/1 = $2 off) $1.38
2 - Solo cup packs ($2.99, used (2) $1/1 = $4 off) $1.98
1 - Cottonelle Double 12 Pack ($6.99, used $1/1 = $2 off) $4.99
6 - Dentyne Ice gum packs ($1.39/each, used 6 $1 off = $2 off each) FREE
1 - Wheatable crackers ($3.69, used $1/1 = $2 off) $1.69
2 - Nature's Own Whole Wheat bread ($2.89 B1G1F) $2.89

Spent: $16.58 (pre-tax)
Savings: $38.30

Did you find any good deals at HT this week during super doubles?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Family Fun Day

Today was such a FUN family day!  We took the kids (5 yr & 2.5 yr) to our local Carmike for the first time ever!  So thankful they both did incredible!  They were pretty glued to the screen - Toy Story 3 is fabulous!  Lots of adult humor!  Then we enjoyed dinner at McAlister's Deli and used a B1G1 half off coupon at a new yogurt shop (Yogurt World) for our Friday night treat.  And as I mentioned here, my sweet family was so gracious to go with me to Publix and Target to hit some GREAT deals! 

BLUEberry Muffins

Brit and I have always loved baking together!  We baked and played a few rounds of Zingo - I love Friday afternoons!  So we decided to use up the container of FREE blueberries we got this week at Publix by making Homeplace Ranch Blueberry muffins from the July/August 2010 American Lifestyle magazine (compliments of our realtor!). We jazzed them up a bit by adding BLUE food coloring (Brit's idea!) to make them extra bluey and we made a "streusel" mixture to put on top (white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon).  They would've been a little bland without the streusel on top but still super yummy!

Homeplace Ranch Blueberry Muffins 

1 egg
1 cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup blueberries

• Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter twelve regular (⅓-cup) muffin cups, and set aside.
• Combine the egg, milk, and oil in a medium bowl by hand with a spoon or fork. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with a fork.
• Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the wet ingredients into it, add the blueberries, and then mix just until all the ingredients are moistened.
• Spoon the batter equally among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Target & Publix Savings

Chris and the kids were SO patient to hit Target and Publix with me on our family outing!  So THRILLED with the deals I got at both stores!

Spent: $11.19 (pre-tax)
Saved: $60.02

(4) John Frieda root awakening conditioning sprays
(Each one came with $1/1 Q that I can use on future purchases and a $3/2 John Frieda catalina at checkout)
Spent: $2.14 (pre-tax)
Saved: $18

Hope to hit Harris Teeter this weekend for super doubles.

How did you do this week?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Freezer Cooking guides

My good friend, Charity, is teaching a Money Wise Life Class at her church that I've been attending.  She's an incredible teacher and is great at challenging the class to become better stewards of the money God has entrusted to us.

Last night, she mentioned her new adventure of freezer cooking - making multiple meals at one time and then freezing them so she's always got meals on hand.  I've always loved this "concept" - just never tried it for our family.  It seems overwhelming and I always worry that our freezer will got out or something crazy will happen and we'll lose a freezer full of food.  HOWEVER, Charity (without knowing it) encouraged me to pursue this new way of meal planning.  Her go to book is called "Don't Worry, Dinner is in the Freezer."  I called the library today and sadly they don't have a copy of that particular book BUT I did checkout two others.  "Frozen Assets:  How to Cook for a day and eat for a month" and "The Freezer Cooking Manual:  From 30 Day Gourmet".  Excited to try a few meal batches!

Do you have any freezer cooking meal suggestions?

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Around 4'ish, I still wasn't sure what I was going to make with the thawed hamburger meat I'd set out for dinner.   Thankfully, my sweet sister called and just happened to mention a recipe she tried last night and loved.  I tweaked it a little and the kids devoured it tonight!

Brooke's version of homemade Hamburger Helper

1 box Annie's Homegrown Shells & Cheddar mac (on sale this week at Kroger for $1)
1/2 can 99% FF Cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 pack Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 lb lean hamburger

Brown hamburger and drain grease.  Mix in cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix.  May need to add 1/4 c. water.  Simmer on low for 5 minutes.  At the same time, boil the Annie's mac shells for 8-10 minutes then add 1/4 c. milk and cheese packet.  Combine mac & cheese with hamburger meat.  Or serve separately.  Delish! 

*Chris isn't a fan of onion flavored dishes so this wasn't his favorite but the kids and I loved it!

**I think the hamburger mixture would also taste great over egg noodles.

Auro-Dri Suncare product rebate

The kids are having a blast at the pool this summer!  Today was the first day Brit was complaining about water in her left ear.  I could tell she was really uncomfortable as the afternoon went on so we made a Target run.  I went in looking for Water Babies - the swimmer's ear drops I used growing up.  Sadly, they don't carry them but the Pharmacist suggested Auro-Dri drops.  They only cost $3.44 and come with a $2 mail in cash refund offer!  Sweet!  In addition, I got a $2 off Pampers Splashers catalina coupon at checkout!

Brit had terrible ear infections when she was little and eventually had to have tubes in both ears when she was two.  She HATED ear drops so much so that we would have to gently hold her down to get them in.  Of course, I had flashbacks to those days this afternoon at the thought of trying to get the drops in.  We paid for the drops and as soon as we got to the van, she let me put them in without any complaints!  So proud of her!  Evidence that our little lady is growing-up!  Highly recommend these. 

Fabulous Thrift Store finds

The kids and I did a little shopping at Our Thrift Store in downtown Franklin this afternoon.  Sadly, I didn't find any of the items on my "wish" list.  I was hoping to find a food processor, air popper for popcorn, mini-tupperware containers, waffle maker and/or freezer cooking books.  BUT, I did snag some great clothes for the kids plus 2 books and only paid $14 and some change for 7 pieces of clothing.  Score!

For Thunder:
Swim trunks $1
The Children's Place Polo shirt $2
2 pairs of pajama shorts $2

For Britain:
Limited Too blue jean shorts $3
Jean skirt $3
Navy & white stripped shirt $2.50

My Little Pony paperback book & Bob the Builder paperback for .15c each!

If you live in the Franklin area, be sure to support this store.  You never know what goodies you'll find!

*FREE* iPhone Case! is offering FREE iPhone cases (+$3.50 shipping) for the next 72 hours!  We don't own iPhones YET but these would still make good gifts! 
*Limit one free case total per customer.

*Pure Crystal Slip
*Rhino DuraForm Case
*Eclipse Crystal Slip
*Honeycomb Crystal Slip
*Wild Gloss Case
*ColorSplash Case

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

California Chicken Wrap recipe

So excited to try these yummy and healthy California Chicken Wraps.  Kitchen Stewardship has the recipe here.

*NEW* Smart Summer Savings Booklet

Be sure to pick-up this new Smart Summer Savings Booklet at Publix.  It has some incredible store AND manufacture coupons!  Check-out the list of coupons here.

Thanks, Southern Savers!

John Frieda products for 0.54c @ Target!

Right now, Target has certain John Frieda products priced at $5.04.  Check out Crystal's deal scenario here on how to get them for 0.54c!  I LOVE the JF Root Awakening conditioning spray. 

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Goldfish crackers printable coupon

Goldfish crackers (especially the Whole Wheat goldfish) are a staple in our house!  Excited to share a new 50c/1 goldfish coupon here!  If your store doubles, this could be a sweet deal!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Southwest Airlines Birthday Bash $39 Flights!

YAY!  Southwest Airlines is having their Birthday Bash Sale today thru June 24th!  Tickets as low as $39/one-way!  Go here for more details.  Travel dates:  Sept 8 - Nov 17, 2010.

I wish I knew when my sweet niecey will be born!  :)

Thanks, Mojosavings!

Solo Photo Contest

Good news!  The Solo Cup Co. is having their 2nd annual online photo contest!  The grand prize is $5k for the BEST photo featuring Solo products.  Enter your photo here now thru August 6th, 2010.  They will also pick two $1,000 runner-ups at the end of the contest. And you'll have a chance to win daily and weekly prizes of gift certificates and Solo products!

Let's get creative and try to win this thing!

Thanks, Coupon Clippin' Mommy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Trader Joe's DOES Accept Manufacture Coupons!

My heart just lept for JOY!  Cam over at Frugal Day put together an awesome list of TJ deals!!  This makes me so happy!

Thanks, Frugal Day!

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter this week! 6/23-6/29

Jenny over at Southern Savers has this week's Harris Teeter Super Doubles deals here.  HT will double 20 coupons per day up to $1.98 value!  So excited to snag some GREAT deals this week!

Thanks, Beverly and Southernsavers!

FREE Coppertone sunscreen sticks

If you were lucky enough to get a $4/1 Coppertone coupon in yesterday's paper, you can snag these for FREE at Target thru June 27th.  Target sells them for $3.99.

Thanks, Moneysavingmom!

FREE Photo Print or Collage at Rite Aid

Woohoo!  I love these FREE photo deals! 

Right now, you can get a FREE 5x7 photo print or Collage here.  Just enter promo code FREE5X7JN at checkout and in-store pick-up so you don't have to pay shipping.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

FREE Redbox rental

Yay!  Redbox is offering another FREE rental deal!

Purchase one package of HOT POCKETS® or LEAN POCKETS® brand stuffed sandwiches (6.5 -9oz.) and one NESTLÉ® or HÄAGEN-DAZS® Frozen Snack (3-7oz.) in a single transaction at Walgreens and receive a FREE one-night rental from redbox. Offer good through 7/3/10.

Home again, home again jiggity jig!

Fabulous weekend in Chattanooga with the fam!  Tent camping can be a bit challenging with a 2.5 year old but the kids were troopers.  They look like they have the chicken pox but alas it's just a million bug bites!  Fun times!

PS-We still can't post pics of "Thunder" until the adoption is finalized.  And I promised Chris I wouldn't post any pics of him until he approves!  :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Going offline again!

Faithful followers.....

I'll be offline again for the next few days enjoying a getaway with my 3 loves!  My hubby's wish is to go camping for Father's Day so we're heading to Chattanooga! 

I promise to post pics and more deals when we return.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend!

Today's Shopping Deals

So excited to share the deals I found today at Big Lots, Target, Publix, Walgreens & Kid to Kid (local consignment shop)!

(3) packs Huggies Little Movers size 4 $8.99/each (used $3/3 Qs, plus $5 off from the Manager because there was a tag on the shelf that said you get a $5 Target Gift card if you buy 3 but the promotion ended.  The Manager was kind enough to honor the tag and give me $5 my total purchase) OOP $12.97 + $2.02 tax = $14.99 (saved $14) for 3 packs of diapers

*Not pictured:  2-piece swimsuit for Britain on sale for $9.08 (used $5 Target giftcard) = $4.08

Kid to Kid Consignment
(2) NEW beach towels $2.99/each
(1) Strapless sun top for Brit $2.99

(1) 3-pk Neutrogena facial bars on sale for $4.71 (used $1/1 Q 6/13 SS) = $3.71 + tax

(2) 3-pk Schick Quattro Razors B1G1F $6.99 (used (2) $2/1 Qs) = $2.99 for 2 packs + tax

Big Lots (I wish they took manuf. coupons!)
Graham Crackers $1.99
Cascadian Bars $2
(2) Vitamin Waters .70c/each

Did you find any good deals this week?