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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Franks Red Hot Sweet Pork Roast #HamBeach #FranksRedHot

I was given a Hamilton Beach slow cooker to do this review and make a recipe with Franks Red Hot sauce. Take a look at this yummy Franks Red Hot Sweet Pork Roast. It was so good. The whole family could not stop raving about it. My son actually said 'this is the best pork roast I've ever eaten!'. Cool.

#HamBeach #FranksRedHot

The making of a Frittata: ConAgra, WalMart, Guide to Leftovers.

This time of the year, we get tired of eating the leftovers after a while, don't we?  Thanks to #FamilyMeals at Collective Bias, and ConAgra I put my thinking cap on to see what I could think of. Recently, my daughter and I discovered Frittatas. I had made them before but after the first time we tried it, we loved them! We went to WalMart with this in mind and got what we needed to make one with ham leftovers.

Ham Frittata #FamilyMeals

This is what we used:
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk
leftover meat, we used about a cup of ham
1/2 bag thawed out frozen veggies, we used broccoli/cauliflower
1 onion, sauted in #Parkay

Use #Pam in your casserole dish so it doesn't stick.
Mix eggs and milk, pour in dish. Add remaining ingredients. Put in oven (425F) for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

It tastes sooo good. You can add any veggies you like, any meat you like. I've used spinach and bacon and it was 'delish'.

For more info about these great #ConAgra products, click on each word for more info. #Pam, #Parkay, #ReddiWhip, #Wesson, #SwissMiss, #PeterPan

Click on the Whrrl below to view my shop to Walmart and the products I bought.

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"I was compensated by Collective Bias, but all opinions are my own".
Thank you to Collective Bias Family Meals Dummies Guide to Leftovers for allowing me to take place in this great project!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

#IHOP gift cards @ 20% off

All you people who eat breakfast for dinner, I just got word that CityDeals is getting IHOP gift cards in.  These are real plastic gift cards valid at any location nationwide AND they're 20% off face value right now on CityDeals! Remember that IHOP makes more than just breakfast food too.  All the IHOP I could ever want, all day every day, for 20% off? It's like a dream come true!  

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the Fiber One giveaway winner is......

tristatecruisers said...
Never tried it but would love to--looks like a great cereal that's good for you!! :) marci

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baking with #ConAgra and #CollectiveBias for #FamilyMeals

I was happy to be chosen to participate in a recipe swap for #ConAgra, #CollectiveBias and #FamilyMeals. I swapped recipes with Tina and this is the whrrl I created for the shopping trip at Walmart. See the whrrl below for the step by step recipe of these great cookies.

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Here is the recipe for these awesome cookies. Step by step! If you have any problems please feel free to leave me a comment.

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I was compensated for by Collective Bias for this but all the opinions are my own.

#MurphyUSA gift card shop

I had so much fun this weekend going shopping for a reason.
I was asked by #CollectiveBias and #MurphyUSA to go to Murphy USA and buy a $25 gift card, using the $1 coupon they gave me to share with you (see below) and then to see what I can get for that $25. Check out my Whrrl to see what I did.

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Just click on the Murphy USA coupon and it will look like a picture. Just 'save as' and print it out. If you have any problems at all, please let me a comment and let me know. Go to Murphy Gas to sign up for e-offers to arrive in your email. I get '$ off gas' all the time. It's fantastic!!


I was compensated by #MurphyUSA and #CollectiveBias for my shopping trip but the opinions are solely my own.

Went shopping for #Orowheat Sandwich Thins

Today was such a busy day. I went shopping for #Orowheat Sandwich Thins at Walmart for #CollectiveBias. I have tried these before and really liked them, I had 2 coupons that will expire at the end of December, so I thought this was a great time to use them.
There are so many different kinds of breads out there, it could send a novice bread buyer (yes, I'm sure there must be some out there) into a tailspin.
There they were, at the end of the aisle, after the bagels, english muffins and hotdog buns. There were also up kind of high (Ok, I'm 5'2" and almost everything is kind of high me, but still) so it was hard to find them. Good thing I had my tall (5'7") daughter with me and we were looking specifically for them or we might have passed them by.
There are 3 different kinds, at least that's what my Walmart had and I bought Honey Wheat. I brought them home and had tuna on them and let me tell you, they were soooo good. My kids also like them so it's not just me. They're kid approved, for sure. I had to 'call' the last 2 left so I could have them the next day for lunch. I swear.
So make sure if you want some of these, you look for them so you don't miss them. And trust me, you don't want to miss them.

Take a look at my whrrl for even more information.......

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I was compensated for my shopping trip by #CollectiveBias but all the opinions are my own.

Went shopping at Walmart for #ColdStoneCocoa

My family and I had a great time this weekend decorating the house, inside and out, to make it Christmasy. We decorated the outside with lights and put up the Christmas tree inside because my 11 year old wanted to put it up so bad. As a reward we went to Walmart today and I bought some #ColdStoneCocoa. Take a look at my Whrrl below to see how it went.

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I was compensated for my trip by #CollectiveBias and #ColdStoneCocoa but all the opinions are mine.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yesterday's News Cat Litter BOGO coupon

yesterdays news

Click here for a great Buy One Get One Free coupon from Yesterday's News Cat litter. You will have to sign in or register before you get to the coupon.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What brings you comfort and joy?

What brings your comfort and joy? Something pops into my mind so quickly and overwhelmingly I must tell you about it.
Last year, even before what should have been cold and flu season my 11 year old son got sick and almost immediately I got sick too. Here I was, with a high fever, trying to drag my son to the bathtub because he had a high fever that wouldn't break. I had so little energy I could barely sit up nevermind carry my son to the bathroom. All of a sudden, my 20 year old daughter showed up out of nowhere to literally save the day. She came in to see me sitting next to the tub and him crying because he was so cold. "Mom, go lay down, I've got this." So off I went, back to the couch while my daughter give my son the rest of his tepid bath, trying to get his fever to break, which thankfully it did.
She stayed here, with me and her little brother, being Nurse Nightingale, for a solid three days, replacing our Gingerale and boxes of Kleenex, and making us soup. She let me sleep during the night and stayed up until 6:30 in the morning, not sleeping at all in case her little brother woke up because he told her he felt safer knowing she was close. She went to bed when I woke up, but only for a few hours and then woke up in time to make me chicken noodle soup for lunch and take care of us all over again.
It was likely the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me. How she never got sick with H1N1 like we did is still a mystery but I'm glad she stayed 'sick free'. I always knew I raised a wonderfully caring daughter, this just proved it.

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14 ways to have a fresh and festive holiday

How do you keep the holidays fresh and festive? Here are some ways I do it.

1. When I decorate my house I often use Christmas scented candles to make it smell festive. My husband has a thing about getting a real tree so we always have a fake one. I use pine scented candles to make it smell like I actually have a living tree. It makes me feel good.

2. Homemade cranberries are such a highlight to our table during the holidays. We could go and buy it out of the can but that's just so boring. Cranberries, sugar and water is all takes from homemade cranberry sauce and it's really the one and only thing besides a turkey and stuffing that my kids make sure we have for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

3. I make people crocheted items for Christmas and send them off in the mail. When I do I put half a sheet of Snuggle fabric softener in it. I've actually had people call me and ask what scent it is because they love the way it made their item smell.

4. I always have homemade cookies for the kids in the freezer. I have a 'to die for' shortbread cookie recipe that tastes even better when they're frozen so I keep them in a container and every time we have company they come out. Always a good idea to have extra cookies around.

5. When I launder my sheets and blankets and put them away I put a Snuggle fabric softener sheet in between each sheet/blanket. When you take them out to be used they still smell clean and fresh. Such a great thing when you have unexpected guests. It  makes them feel special.

6. Fresh cabbage salad. Most people might call it coleslaw but this was something my dutch grandmother used to make all the time for Christmas and I love it. Shredded red and green cabbage, shredded carrots, shredded celery, Miracle Whip and done.This was always my favorite growing up and it reminds me of her when I make it.

7. When putting up my inside Christmas lights I always make sure I outline doorways. It adds a special welcoming feeling when you come in. It's a really nice, warm feeling.

8. Every year I take the kids to the store (Walmart or Target) and they each get to pick out one new ornament. It's a tradition. I have 2 grown kids, a teenager and an 11 year old so I have a full tree. It's fun to look back at the ornaments from years past.

9. Every Christmas Eve my kids get to open one gift from me. It always contains new pajamas and a coloring book or something to do. That way, on Christmas morning when you're taking pictures the kids always look their best in their new, often Christmasy, pj's.

10. We live in Texas so it's never snowy on Christmas Eve. We have a bonfire and roast wienies and marshmallows. It's become a great family tradition and a great way to get more clean, fresh air. I take pictures every year around the campfire. Eventually I want to put them all in a book.

11. Fresh egg nog is also a long standing family tradition that my father started many years ago. Homemade too, not bought from the store. Every Christmas morning, after all the gifts have been opened, he gets up from his 'dad chair' to make egg nog. It's easy. It's fresh. And boy, oh boy, is it good.

12. Right about now every year, my kids start looking for the clemintines to come out in the store. They love the fact (when they were little) that they have little baby oranges that they can peel for themselves. My youngest usually has one or two at a time.

13. Getting a live Poinsettia is always something I do too. I do have cats and dogs so I have to be careful the cats don't get into them but I find it adds such an elegance to any table they are sitting on.

14. Lastly, we always wreaths on our doors to welcome our guests, from family to the UPS guy. It's always a conversation piece because I let the kids pick a theme and we decorate them together. Sometimes they're a bit cooky, but that makes it even more fun.

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Frank's Red Hot Chex Mix made for #CollectiveBias

I was compensated by #Collective Bias and #FranksRedHot to make this video but all the opinions and silliness is my own. Check out my Whrrl story here.

Polaroid Flip Cam $19.99 today only

 My son asked me for a 'video camera' for Christmas and I thought it was wayyyy out of my budget until I got an email from 1SaleADayDeals this morning with this deal. I looked around to see reviews and it does have favorable reviews everywhere I looked. It even comes in 4 different colors. I think I might get one, how about you? It is $19.99 plus $4.99 for shipping. Click here for more info.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wholly Guacamole $1.50/1 coupon

My  name is Lisa and I'm a guacoholic. There. I feel better now. I love this stuff! So when I find a good coupon for it I am very happy. Here is a new one for $1.50 when you buy 1. Right now it's on sale for $3.99 at a lot of places so it's a good time to buy! I am.
Click here for your coupon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

2 Free Tacos at Jack in the Box today 11/16/10


Don't forget to get your free tacos from Jack in the Box. Pick up 2 on Jack!

$1/1 Pilgrim's Pride Fresh Chicken coupon

Here is a great coupon for one of those things we barely see coupons for....fresh meat! Click here for your $1/1 Pilgrim's Pride fresh chicken!
Just so you know, Pilgrim's is the same as Pilgrim's Pride. They have revamped their logo.

Blockbuster Express Free Rental Code

Don't you just love Blockbuster Express? They send me free coupon codes all the time. That's a wonderful thing. Here is the latest Monday morning code: FRMNDY. It is good only for today 11/15/10, for one free rental. Add it in the Promo box at checkout.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you to my Grandfather on Veteran's Day / Rememberance Day

My grandparents met in Holland, when my Grandfather Roy Holmes was in the Canadian Armed Forces that liberated Holland from Germany and married a Dutch girl, who he brought back to Canada with him. I love you Grandma and Grandpa and miss you both terribly. Thank you for your service Grandpa, that made our family possible.

ExpoTV is the best place online to earn giftcards for Christmas

Join ExpoTV to earn gift cards

I joined Expo Tv over a year ago and there are no sites around that are better for earning points to get gift cards or other prizes (in my opinion). I usually, ok, every time, get CVS gift cards. They are 600 points and one video review is generally about 500 points so you can earn a $5 CVS gift card in no time. I honestly have not paid anything out of my pocket in months because I always have gift cards with me.
There are a lot of other things you can get too, including Amazon which is also 600 points for $5.
So click here and see what all the fuss is about. Trust me, you won't be sorry.
Here is some more info....

Click here now to join, what I think, is the best 'prize/money earner' around!

Side note: I've been using my gift cards for Amazon lately and have already bought a bunch of stuff for my kids for Christmas, and nothing out of my pocket. WooHoo!!! Thanks ExpoTV.

Family Dollar store coupons

Family Dollar has a bunch of store coupons you can print out here.
Some of the coupons available are Kleenex, Theraflu, Lysol and more.

You can stack manufacturer's and Family Dollar store coupons. You might want to print out the coupon policy on the site and bring it with you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scotts Wild Bird Food $2 coupon

Ok, I must admit it. I am a huge bird watcher and love to fill my many bird feeders with birdseed that I buy from Walmart. So, to see this coupon for $2 off ANY Scotts Songbird Selections Wild Bird Food or Morning Song Wild Bird Food made me very happy, as it will my feathered friends. Click here to get yours. I already got mine!

Thank you to Money Saving Mom

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fiber One Giveaway. Enter today

If you’re dieting, chances are you’re hungry! You know skipping breakfast or drinking that diet shake just isn’t going to cut it. When diets leave you hungry, you can find yourself off-course and giving into dreaded and seemingly inevitable cravings.

We encourage you to start a discussion with your readers about their worst over-indulgence moments, and how Fiber One® Original cereal can help stop hunger from taking diets off-course.

Fiber helps satisfy your hunger so it’s easier to eat less and lose weight without feeling as hungry.

  • One serving of Fiber One Original cereal provides more than half (57%) of the Daily Value of fiber.
  • Fiber One Original cereal is a tasty way to start your morning on the right track with 0 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fiber, 60 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.
For more information or additional tips, please visit
Now, for the fun stuff......
 You can enter to win this great gift package from Fiber One cereal and MyBlogSpark. It has a box of cereal, a note pad, a fantastic stainless steel water bottle, a scale to weigh your food on and a very cool bowl that you can carry your cereal in and your milk, keep it cold using a cold ring in the's just very cool! Trust me.
This cereal is not like any other cereal I've ever eaten. I like to eat it as a snack in the afternoon to get me through until dinner time. I usually eat it without milk too and it tastes good like that as a snack. It's also good on yogurt, and yes, I even tried it on a small bowl of vanilla ice cream this past weekend (defeating the purpose a bit huh?) and it added a nice crunch and taste to the already yummy ice cream. Don't be afraid to add it to things you wouldn't normally add it too. My daughter suggested crushing it and using it as a coating for baked chicken. I haven't done that yet but it doesn't sound like a bad idea!

If you would like to enter for a chance to win this there are a few easy ways for you to do so.

1. Leave a comment. Maybe let me know if you have tried this cereal in the past and what you think of it.

2. Subscribe to my daily email updates. Leave a comment letting me know.

3. Follow me on Twitter and leave a 'Tweet'. Come back here and leave a link to it in the comment section.

4. Make a blog post about it and leave a link to it in my comment section.

5. Become a Google follower. Leave a comment letting me know.

I will pick a winner using on Nov 22, so you have until Sunday November 21st 11:59pm CST to enter.

And don't forget to visit this post to a possible free box of Fiber One cereal, or at least a high dollar coupon for one.

General Mills provided me with the products, information, and prize packs through MyBlogSpark

Monday, November 1, 2010

Target many new ones

So many new Target coupons!! There are Kraft coupons, Market Pantry coupons, clothing coupons, beauty coupons, decoration coupons and so much more. I just printed 42 coupons and I'm going to go back and do it again. I suggest you do the same. I don't know if there is a limit or not but I'm not taking any chances.
Good for Target for making us want to do our holiday shopping there! Click here to get your coupons.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fiber One Cereal First 15 get free cereal

The first 15 people to click on the link will get a free box of cereal. After the free cereal is gone you can still get a coupon for $1.10. Hurry, get your free cereal!

Tombstone Pizza coupon $1/1

Who wants to cook on Halloween? Not me, but our little goblins still need to eat. Why not buy some Tombstone Pizza? Here is a $1/1 coupon. And don't forget to print it twice!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

And the winner of the 9 LIves giveaway is......


Thanks so much for entering everyone. Debbie, if you have not received an email from please do so so I can have this sent out to you.

Thank you again, everyone, for entering this giveaway.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Protecting your family against the flu this season

Getting the flu sucks, right? Well, my family knows that first hand after our experience last year. My (at the time) 10 year old son and I both came down with H1N1 at the same time. It was likely the most sick I can remember us being. Not only did I have to take him, with a temperature of 104F, and put him in the tub to bring his fever down, but I had to do this while I, myself, had a fever myself. It was horrible. Yes, we both made it through but I learned an important lesson...GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
My son got his flu shot in school and will again this year but I will make sure I go to my local drug store, or almost any store right now that has a pharmacy included in it, and get my flu shot. I don't want to be as sick as I was last year, ever again.

A couple other things I learned are as follows:

  • Medicine: Always keep medicine on hand. By the time you need it, if you don't have it in the house, it's too late.
  • Hand sanitizer: Always make sure you have some on hand. And use it! I leave some at the computer, in the bathroom and in the kitchen right next to the hand soap. I also remind the kids to use it.
  • Tissues: When you're sick you're nose gets runny, then raw. Help yourself out and keep some tissues, preferably anti-bacterial or with lotion.
  • Chicken noodle soup really is the best food to 'eat and ginger ale really is the best drink to drink. Well, that and Gatorade or another kind of sports drink, to make sure you stay hydrated.

Here are some more facts about the flu and the flu shot:

 • Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to be vaccinated against the flu.

• The flu vaccine provides protection that lasts through the flu season.

• The flu vaccine is updated each season to protect against the three flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness.

• You need to get the 2010-11 seasonal flu vaccine even if you got the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine last season.

• If you or your kids do not like shots, the flu vaccine is also available in mist form. For more information on this, ask your doctor or visit

More info:,
Twitter: @cdcflu
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Texas Rangers win AL West

The Rangers win! The Rangers win! The Texas Rangers have won the AL West!
My daughter and I jumped so high and screamed so happily. Can't wait to go see them play in Arlington next Sunday (Oct 3rd) at the final game of the regular season.
Final stop....World Series, baby!!!!
Goooo Rangers!!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Oral-B Vitality toothbrush FREE at CVS starting 9/26

I saw this on a blog and for some reason I can't remember which one, can't even find it this morning...sorry. But, here is the CVS deal this weekend......

Buy 1 Oral-B Vitality for $23
Use $10 coupon in P&G Saver 9/26
Get $13 in ECB's
FREE after coupon and ECB's

I will be buying one, that's for sure.

Kraft Homestyle Mac n Cheese $1/1

Great $1/1 coupon for Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. My daughter loves this stuff, so I'm loving this one!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Amazon gift cards from Viewpoints

We all know how fast Christmas is approaching, don't we? And we all worry about how we're going to pay for EVERYTHING on our little 'angels' lists. I already use Swagbucks to earn Amazon gift cards and my favorite is ExpoTV but now there is another one and it's Viewpoints. Here is the information I got in my email this morning.

All you have to do is write a review of 900 words or more and you will get Amazon gift cards. Trust me, I thought 900 words was a lot too until I started writing. It goes by quickly. I've written 10 so far, just this morning. I'll get at least another 10 in before the deadline of Oct 7th without a problem. Then 30 days later I will get my Amazon gift card in my email. Which will be great, seeing how all the Christmas/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales will be right around the corner then!
Gift cards will be sent out within 30 days of the program conclusion. This program ends October 7, 2010. Read official rules >>

9 Lives gift pack for your furry feline friends

I love my cats. Duh, right? Well, I wasn't aware what harm I might be doing them by not reading the nutritional facts on their cat food. Thanks to 9 Lives I'm not just 'buying in the dark' anymore. I'm paying attention. See what they had to say....

A survey of feline pet parents across the country commissioned by 9Lives found that an overwhelming 94 percent of cat owners are confident they feed their felines the most nutritious meals possible. However, nearly half (48 percent) admit they’ve fed their cats table scraps – which do not provide the essential nutrients cats need – an average seven times per month. Additionally, only 30 percent know that giving your cat milk may not be a healthy practice due to the common incidence of lactose intolerance in adult cats.1

Additional findings include:

  • 23% of American pet parents think it’s beneficial to keep their cats on a purely vegetarian diet, while actually it may be harmful2
  • There are a number of foods that feline parents assume are healthy for cats, but are actually not advantageous to their health including root vegetables (73%), green tomatoes (54%), and raw potatoes (50%)3
  • Nine out of ten feline pet parents would be willing to switch foods if they knew it would provide better nutrition. In fact:
    • 92 percent of cat owners would switch foods if it would improve their cat’s health, and
    • 91 percent would switch food if they could add years onto their feline’s life

In an effort to educate pet parents about the common misperceptions of proper feline nutrition, 9Lives is committed to raising awareness to this issue by providing advanced nutrition for all cats. With the 9Lives Advanced Nutrient System, feline parents everywhere can rest assured knowing their cats are getting the essential nutrients they need to help promote healthy skin and coat, strong muscle growth and a healthy immune system among other benefits. 
Thanks to MyBlogSpark and 9Lives, I was provided a lovely gift box for my three cats. Since yesterday they have been enjoying a bag of 9Lives cat food and cat toys and I've been 'enjoying' the new pooper scoop, as well as some coupons for some free cat food. If you would also like a gift pack for you and your kitties to enjoy just enter this giveaway. 

For your 1st entry please subscribe to my daily updates. (Ok, they're not daily but I try), then come back here and leave a comment that you have done that. If you already subscribe you can tell me that too.
For your second entry you must go to to receive nutritional information on the Advanced Nutrient System then come back here and tell me something you learned that you didn't know before.

For a third entry tweet about this and leave me a comment, leaving a link to your tweet.

For a fourth entry you can blog about this and then, of course, come back here to leave a comment with a link to your post.

This contest will close Oct 3 at 11:59pm CST

9Lives provided me with the product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My special sandwich on ExpoTV for Kraft

Well, I tweeted about it before and now, here it is, my very own favorite sandwich. It's a grilled cheese sandwich with Kraft ingredients. Click here to check it out. If you're not already a member of ExpoTV click here to check it out and become a member. It's such and easy way to earn points to get great rewards like CVS and Amazon gift cards. Christmas is coming, remember. I love, love, love ExpoTV!!

Hamburger Helper $.70/2 coupon

This Hamburger Helper is for $.70 off 2, not the normal $.75/3 coupon, so you get to save more.

Thanks to MyGetTogether for this great coupon!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Butterfinger BOGO coupon on Facebook

I do imagine, with Halloween not too far away we should be seeing a lot more candy coupons. When you 'like' Butterfinger on Facebook you can print a coupon for BOGO 1.28 oz bag of Butterfinger Snackerz. I've never tried them before, but I might now.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Athenos Feta Cheese BOGO coupon reset

I must admit, I love Feta Cheese, so when one of these coupons comes out, or gets reset, I am a happy girl! Go over to Facebook and print this coupon twice. If you don't 'like' them already you will have to do that first.

Thank you to My Sweet Savings for the heads up

Smuckers $1.50/1 coupon

This is certainly not something you see every day. A coupon for $1.50 off of 1 Smucker's Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spreads. I was able to print it twice. I suggest you get it quick though, who knows how long a great coupon like this will last!

Thanks to Frugal Femina

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Get gift cards as rewards from ExpoTV, just like I do

To say that this is my favorite rewards program is an extreme understatement. I was just chosen to participate in a Kraft review that I will get 2000 reward points for (it takes 600 for $5 in Amazon e-certificates or CVS gift cards) AND a $20 Visa gift card. All of that, just for my opinion...gotta love that!
You can do it too, just go here and sign up. It doesn't take long at all to do a review. Heck, if I can do it, anyone can do it.
For even more information, go here to check out an earlier blog post.

Facebook coupon for Clorox

Head on over to Facebook again for great coupon for Clorox. Just 'like' them, click on the Products and Offers tab to get your coupon for Clorox wipes.

Free Pringles Xtreme

Go to Facebook and 'like' Pringles for FREE Pringles. You fill in your address and they'll send you a coupon for some FREE Pringles. Gotta love that!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Just got 2 dresses and a pr of jeans from Target for $25!

LOVE THIS!! I just bought 1 dress for me, 1 dress for my daughter and a pair of jeans for my son and only paid $25 and some change. How awesome is that??
Target is having a 'buy 1 get 1 free' sale right now, for today, and it includes free shipping. To make it even better, when you spend $50 or more you can use this code TCBE8EW2 (valid until 9/11) and it will take off $5 more.

So, I bought 2 dresses at $21.99 and a pair of jeans at $6.48, applied the code at checkout......

Subtotal of Items:  $50.46
Shipping & Handling:  $6.96
Free Shipping: -$6.96
Promotion(s) Applied: -$26.99
Total before tax:  $23.47
Estimated Tax:  $1.94
Total for this Order:   $25.41
I'm very happy!! Go here and you can be happy too!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Smart Ones coupon $3/6

Great $3/6 SmartOnes coupon. That's $.50 off each ones when you buy 6, which, for SmartOnes is a great deal. They're on sale for $2 at Brookshire's this week too.

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Pedigree high value coupons

Of course, I just bought some of this on the weekend at Walmart for my dogs and it was $10.97. Looks like I'm going back to get some more after finding these coupons.

Here is one for $3 and one for $2. I've printed 2 of each and will be going back to Walmart today!!

Hormel, Nivea, Hidden Valley coupons

Some new coupons I found this morning you might be interested in. I had to put in 90210 to get them but you might not need to if they're available in your area.

I found:
Nivea Lotion $2
Hormel Bacon Toppings $.50/2
Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals dressing $2
Ronzoni $.55

Go quickly though. I have a feeling the Hidden Valley $2 coupon won't last long!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

And the winner is.......

Congratulations to JC! You won the Safeway contest and I will have the gift package sent to you shortly from MyBlogSpark. I sent you and email. If you did not get it, please let me know.
Thank you for following my blog and I hope you enjoy your prize.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Natural Instincts $3 coupon

I must admit, I do color my hair. Something else I must admit, Natural Instincts by Clairol is certainly my favorite hair color. I saw an advertisement for this while watching the new show Hair Battle Spectacular on Oxygen. So I got up out of my chair and ran over to my computer to share this with you. Click here to get your $3 coupon for Natural Instincts. This is a snail mail coupon and says it will take 4-6 weeks to get it in the mail. I ordered mine!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Win 4 tickets to the Arkansas VS. Tennessee Tech season opening game!

Petit Jean Meats is giving away FOUR tickets to the Arkansas VS. Tennessee Tech season opening game!   It's this Saturday so people need to register by this tomorrow (8/31) at 4:59 p.m. Go here to enter

Head over to their facebook fan page ( ) where it has details for the contest as well.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

1 week left to win $25 gift card and 50 Box Tops

Don't forget about the contest I have going on right now. You can win a $25 gift card to any Safeway store (Tom Thumb, Vans, Safeway, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Randall's, Pavillions, Carrs). You will also get 50 Box Tops for your school. Go here and enter. Only 1 week left!

Restaurant coupon for $2, 80% off, act fast!

I used one of these when we went on vacation this summer and I must say, it was awesome for a family of 5 to eat out, at sit down restaurant, and pay less than $20. Click here and find your restaurant. Just put CLEARANCE in the promo box at checkout and get it for $2. What a bargain. But hurry. This end August 31st.

Get a $3 coupon from Purina Pro Plan Selects

Click here for your $3 coupon for Purina Pro Plan Selects dog food. I have not seen this dog food before so I have no idea how much it is. I hope, because it looks like a new item, it will be on sale and we can get this for real cheap or even free, dare I say it? You will have to register to access this coupon.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

5 simple things you can do for your child to help keep their smiles healthy and bright."

 I am a big believer in oral health and have been taking my kids to the dentist since they were little. I had a lot of problems when I was a teenager with crooked teeth and didn't my kids to face the same kind of problems. So when it comes to keeping your child's smile bright and teeth healthy, what do you do?

Here are 5 things I do:

1. Brush twice daily. Yes, it's a no brainer but there are times when it feels like a tug of war and you have to stay on them to make sure it's done right.

2. Let your kids pick out their toothbrush and toothpaste. It will make them more likely to use them if they've picked them out.

3. Floss. There are new, what I call, flossy-picks out that are easy for your kids to use and they can really do a good job with them I find.

4. Go to the dentist. As soon as your child cuts his/her first tooth, take them to the dentist. Get them used to the smells and sounds of the dentist office so when they do need to get work done it won't frighten them.

5. Chew sugarless gum or eat an apple after a meal when you get to your toothbrush. I call them 'nature's toothbrush'.

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Trident blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (link to:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Safeway Back-To-School Spark Contest

The Safeway family of stores (which includes Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) is making it simple to give back with “2 Ways 2 Earn” cash for your schools with Box Tops for Education and the “10% Goes Back to Schools” program.

Box Tops for Education has already given away over $320 million to help the more than 69 thousand schools participating. And if that wasn’t enough, earning Box Tops is even easier this year with four new brands participating in the program: Progresso Soup, Totino’s Pizza, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes and Gold Medal Flour.

To help your local schools even further just look for the “10% Goes Back to Schools” yellow school bus tags on over 2,000 of your favorite items throughout Safeway from August 11th – September 14th. When you purchase participating products with your Club Card, Safeway will give 10% of the purchase price to the local school of your choice.

Here’s how it works:

  • Check your receipt from August 11 – September 14. The total will be updated each time you shop.
  • Beginning on September 18, a redemption code will be printed at the bottom of your receipt.
  • Visit before October 13 to choose your favorite participating local school, then simply enter your redemption code to make your donation.

To learn more about Box Tops for Education and Safeway’s “10% Goes Back to Schools” program, visit And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter the Safeway Bonus Box Tops Sweepstakes for a chance to win 1,000 Bonus Box Tops for the participating school of your choice! 

You could also win a $25 Safeway gift card (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) that you can use to purchase your favorite Box Tops items, in addition to a Bonus Box Tops certificate with a value of 50 Bonus Box Tops. 

Also, check out Box Tops for Education on Facebook today! Visit Box Tops for Education on Facebook to “Like” the program and keep up with the latest news from Box Tops.

(Please note  the Safeway gift card, Bonus Box Tops certificate, information and giveaway were all given to me from Safeway and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.)

To enter this contest please leave me a comment telling me why you’ve entered the Safeway Bonus Box Tops Sweepstakes for 1,000 Bonus Box Tops and how your local participating school could benefit from winning.

For extra entries you can do the following, and then come back and leave me a separate comment for each one you do.
1. Tweet about it
2. Follow me on Twitter
3. Blog about it
4. Subscribe to my blog
5. Follow me on Google

Thank you for all of your interest. This contest will end Sept 5th at 11:59pm CST. Start spreading the word.........

Thursday, August 12, 2010

10 tips for saving money during the back-to-school season

It's hard when you have kids going back to school and the list for each of them is as long as your arm. TwitterMoms has joined with Staples to try to help make it a bit easier for moms and dads this year.
Here are my 10 tips for saving money during the back to school season....

#1. Don't wait for the back to school season. Periodically through the year things your kids will need for school go on sale. Stock up then. When your kid comes home with a note saying 'Little Johnny needs xyz' then you have to run out and find whatever you can and inevitably pay a lot more for it.

#2 Sign up for emails from companies. I just got an email in my inbox this morning for a 20% discount off of Dell computers. I get emails from Staples and many other places letting me know of upcoming sales with coupon codes to buy online, etc.

#3. At the end of the year your child (at least MY child) will get a list of supplies your child will need for the upcoming school year. Stick it in your purse and carry it around with you just in case you come across a good sale.

#4. ThredUP I found this website and it's awesome! It's a website where you can trade off clothing your child has outgrown for clothes that will fit. You list a 'box' of clothes for others to get. They pay the shipping, you send the box. Then, you pick a box of clothes that will fit your child, pay the shipping and you get the box in your mailbox. No shopping involved. I just got my first box in the mail the other day and it was fantastic!

#5. Garage Sales/Yard Sales. I haven't been out this year, but in the past I was able to get a lot of clothes for my son at yard sales. When kids are small they don't have a lot of time to wreck their clothes before they're outgrown so this works very well.

#6. Match coupons with sales. This is likely the only time of the year where you will find coupons for things like pens etc. Take advantage of it and get free pens, stick it notes and more.

#7. CVS. My favorite 3 letters in the alphabet. Go to CVS, scan your Extra Care Card and get coupons for things you can buy in the store. This time of the year they have a lot of stationary coupons that print out, and along with the sales they have every week, you can nearly stock up for an entire year on some things. I still have pens from shopping there last year.

#8. Hand me downs. I know it sounds simple but a lot of people don't have kids they can hand clothes down to. Reach out to your extended family, like cousins and such. There must be someone. Offer them something your child has grown out of for their small ones. It all pays off in the long run.

#9. Join Freecycle. I can't tell you how many times I've given things away or received things from this website. It's an online swap. If you need something, ask for it, you just never know. If you have something, offer it. Even though it's no good to you, it might be perfect for someone else.

#10. Your county. I've seen so many places in my area (near Dallas) that hold 'back to school clinics'. They offer free school supplies, free shoes, free haircuts, free immunizations, free dental and free eye checkups. If I lived closer I would have gone. There is one in my county as well, I just have to find out where. Call your local Chamber of Commerce to find out where your closest one is.

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Staples blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to:

Monday, August 2, 2010

My favorite ways to earn money and gift cards online

I must admit, about a year ago when I started filling out surveys and doing reviews I did it only sporadically so I didn't reap too many rewards for it. Since I decided to concentrate on a few specific places and do every survey that was thrown at me, wow, it's become so much more profitable.

Of course, we all know about Swagbucks. Just use their search engine and get 'bucks', easy as that. Get enough swagbucks and you can get prizes, including gift cards to places like Amazon (my favorite) and Paypal. And now they even have surveys you can do to get to your points goal faster!

There is Opinion Outpost, which is one of my top 3 survey sites. Typically, a survey is around 20+ points. You need at least 50 points to be able to cash out. My favorite way of cashing out is by getting an Amazon e-certificate. For 50 you get $5. For 65 points you get $6.50 etc. I just bought my son's 'back to school' shoes from Amazon by using money I earned from Opinion Outpost. I love, love, love this site. And you can do it fast too. There are times when I can earn $10 in a week!

Lightspeed Panel is another good one for earning gift cards. I generally get CVS or sometimes Amazon from them. They send their cards out quick too. It's a little harder to qualify for their surveys and you have to act quick or they're 'filled up' but you can earn points quick on here too if you qualify for the survey.

Ipsos I-Say is a quick earner too but they don't have as many surveys that come out. It takes a bit longer to earn the points but if you get a few good surveys it happens fast. I just got a $10 American Express gift card in the mail after doing only 3 surveys. Not too shabby! And I got the card fast too, so that's a good thing.

My Points is an easy way to earn points too. All you have to do is sign up and click on emails you get. Each time you do that you get 5 points. You'd be surprised how quickly it can add up too. There are also surveys you can take. You can buy things through participating websites (too many to mention) to earn more points too. You can get Target, Walmart, CVS gift cards as well as Paypal and Amazon e-certificates too.

I think my all time favorite is Expo TV. They send you an 'invite' to a product. You decide if you want to review it. If you do you earn points. You have to have the product and show it to review on video but these are items that I almost always have at home. Here is my feed if you want to get some idea what I mean. This is THE BEST place to earn enough points for gift cards or other things.
There is also a program associated with them called Tryology where you get free products if you will post a video review of them. It's awesome!
I can't rave enough about Expo TV. Soon they'll be coming out with more ways to earn points too. I love this place. That's why I saved the best until last!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

CVS 7/11 + P&G Gift card deal

I just got an email from P&G about this great deal. Buy $30 worth of Metamucil, Align, Prilosec or Pepto Bismol and get a $10 gift card. Pretty cool, huh? Then I remembered that I had seen something about a sale going on at CVS starting 7/11.
Now, the way I have it worked out is as follows:
Buy 1 Prilosec at $18.99
Buy 1 Metamucil at $9.99
Buy 1 Pepto at $4.99
Total of $33.97

Use these coupons:
$1 Pepto (from MIR P&G booklet)
$2 Metamucil (from MIR P&G booklet)
$5 Prilosec OTC coupon exp 7/31
Total of $8 in coupons

Total oop: $25.97

Get back $5 in ECB's
Get back $10 after MIR

Grand Total $10.97 for all 3 items.