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Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Pepsi coupons with CVS 10/2 deal

I was looking at the early edition release of the CVS flyer for this weekend 10/2 and noticed a great deal to go along with the coupons I just blogged about. Buy $15 of PepsiCo products and get $5 back. You could use the $1/4 Lipton Tea and get them for $.75 each, the $2/2 Lipton 12 packs and get them for $4 each, even the $1/2 Fritos/Cheetos coupon to get them for $2.50 each. My mom is coming for a visit in October and she loves the Lipton teas so I might have to get her some. I love it when coupons come out at a perfect time.

Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Sobe coupons!! Wow!!

Wow! How often do you see this? Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Iced Tea, Sun Chips, Sobe..... All kinds of junk food coupons. My favorite of these? Sun Chips. My goodness, I love these. Click here so you can print the ones you want. They are Smartsource coupons and the zipcode used is 19057.

Thanks to My Dallas Mommy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Eat at Cici's Pizza for $3.99

A great coupon for going to Cici's Pizza with your family. On the website it says "if you have $5 and some change" you can eat at Cici's Pizza. There is a coupon out now that is good until 10/9 for $3.99. Hey a couple extra $$ in my pocket is better than in Cici's pocket, right? Click here for the pdf coupon.

Filippo Berio Olive Oil $1.50 coupon

This is the Featured Deal today on Redplum. Olive Oil is generally pretty expensive so if you're a lover of it, like I am, this is a great coupon. It's good for 3 months, which should be plenty of time to find a good sale for this. Go to Redplum quick to print yours today. It's at the top right of the page.

Burger King meal deal coupon!!

I went to Redplum this morning, as I do most mornings and found a coupon I've never seen before. A coupon for Burger King! Family Bundle for $9.99. It expires 10/9 so if you're going to Burger King any time soon, this is a great budget saver! I used 75169 for my zipcode but it looks like it's available everywhere. Go to Redplum and print yours out before it's gone!

Cat's Pride coupon on Facebook

I have 9 cats (yes, you read that right, 9 crazy cat lady so any time I can get a cat litter coupon I'm a happy crazy cat lady camper.
Like Cat's Pride on Facebook and print out a $1/1 coupon. Cat's Pride is already one of the less expensive cat litters so this should really be great! I'm going to go and print mine out right now!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Revlon sample and $2 coupon

I wish I had had this a couple of weeks ago when I bought this Revlon foundation from CVS but now I'll have it for the next purchase. This is a coupon and the zip code I used was 75169. I don't know how long it will last so grab yours quick!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

MY Texas Rangers win, Angels lose, Rangers AL West Champs!

Last night I stayed up as long as I could. I watched Craig Gentry hit that inside the park homerun (frickin' awesome!) to help the Rangers win their game against the Mariner's. That put their magic number at 1. The Angels were playing against the A's and if the A's won that would clinch the Rangers spot in the post season. When I went to bed it was tied 1-1. I put it on the channel in my bedroom, that would tell me if the Rangers clinched but I couldn't stay awake anymore. This morning, I woke up to these emails...........
Woo hoo!! MY Rangers are going to the post season. They went all the way to the World Series last year but unfortunately came up short. This year...... well, you know what I'm saying.
If you would like to get yourself some nifty 2011 AL West Division Champs gear (which I plan to do) click here for further information. Also, single game tickets go on sale this morning for the ALCS. I wish I could afford to go but I can't so.....if you can, click here for more info on that. Even though I can't afford to go to the games personally, I will be watching every single of the post game, which starts Friday, September 30th. I don't know who they're playing yet but GO! RANGERS! GO!!

Buy 3 get 1 Avocado free coupon

I love avocados, plain and simple. Before I moved to Texas 8+ years ago I had never even seen one. Now I eat them on burgers, on sandwiches, in salad, as guacamole, and all by themselves. They're one of my favorite things. So this coupon is perfect for me. How about you? Click here to print your coupon. I was only able to print it once, unfortunately, but once is better that not at all.

Friday, September 23, 2011

#M&MsGetCorny New M&M's coupon $1.50/2

I just printed this coupon for $1.50 off of 2 9.4oz or larger bags of M&Ms. I'm hoping to find the new Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M's this weekend at Walmart. Here's the link for you to print your own coupon. #M&MsGetCorny

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Texas Rangers magic number is now 4

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Last night Derek Holland did exactly what he had to do to help the Texas Rangers win 7-2 over the Oakland A's. I helped too...did too...when Beltre came up to bat and there were 2 on base I said 'I call it' (meaning I was calling for him to hit a home run) and he did. Told you I helped ;)

Tonight my favorite pitcher C.J. Wilson (follow him on twitter) is taking to the mound. He already has 16 wins this year and will go for his 17th tonight. C.J is fun to follow on twitter because he tweets a lot and always has a lot to say. He's fun, plain and simple. We met him one time at a 'meet the player' day at the ballpark and he took the time to take a picture with my son and with my son and daughter. Plain and simple...I love C.J. Wilson!

Go! Rangers! Go!!

Let's get Pink Together with General Mills *Giveaway*

It's no secret that I'm a huge General Mills fan, especially anything having to do with Cheerios. They have a new 'promotion' going on that brings attention to all things pink. Now, if you're a woman you likely already know that this means cancer and, in particular, breast cancer. I have been asked to participate in and spread the word about this new program called Pink Together. Here is some information about it....

Find hope. Be inspired. Know you are not alone. Join the 2011 Pink Together™ campaign – now in its fifth year of celebrating hope – by to connect with a unique online community of people who have been touched by breast cancer and share a passion for the cause. Individually we are strong, but together we are stronger.

  • Visit to share your personal story and messages of hope and read about others’ personal journeys. To encourage personal connections, General Mills will donate $1 to the Komen organization for each Message of Hope that is sent to someone who has shared their story on (up to $25,000) during October. This is in addition to a $2 million donation General Mills is making to the Komen organization.
  • This year, for the first time in its five-year history, at PinkTogether.comconsumers can choose how $1 million of this donation will be shared between two important Komen programs: the Treatment and Assistance Program, which assists women in securing care they otherwise may not be able to afford, andPrevention Research, which helps unlock the keys to preventing breast cancer. Visit from September 19, 2011 through April 14, 2012 to make your choice. Results will be announced on Mother’s Day 2012 – Sunday, May 13.
  • Meet the 2011 Pink Together Survivor Ambassadors, and hear their amazing stories of courage and survival on and the Pink Together YouTube Channel.
  • General Mills will also be turning the packaging of participating products pink in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Unfortunately, there are many of us who have a story about someone with breast cancer. Mine was with my aunt (my mother's sister) who, thankfully found it early enough thanks to a mammogram and was able to fight it off with treatment. She has been cancer free for about 3 years now.

Have you been touched by breast cancer personally or from knowing someone? If you do, please leave me a comment (even if you don't have a story) and you could win this great prize pack from General Mills. It includes 

  • A 16 oz. box of Total cereal
  • VIP coupons valid for one box of Cheerios and Multigrain Cheerios cereal and one cup of Yoplait yogurt
  • Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook Pink Together Edition, which includes a collection of more than 150 delicious recipes with complete nutrition information and a 32-page Pink Together Survivor Ambassador bonus section that shares inspirational personal stories of survival as well as recipes
  • Water bottle and removable silicone awareness bracelet
  • Drawstring sport backpack
  • Rhinestone ear buds 
That's a big prize pack. You can get more than one entry to this prize pack as well. Please leave a comment for each one of these things you do or have done for extra entries....

*Remember to leave a separate comment for each thing you do for a better chance to win*
Leave an entry until Oct 2nd 11:59pm CST, when this will close.

“Disclosure: The Pink Together prize pack, information and coupons have been provided free of charge by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Get $35 of chocolates for $17 with Dealster

I know, we all belong to a million of these coupon sites hoping for something that catches our eye. Well, chocolate sure catches my Here is a great deal where you can save 51% off of Amella Caramels. My zipcode is 75169, although I'm sure it's available much more widely than this. This offer is good today only so if you love chocolate, and frankly, if you don't, something must be wrong with you ;), grab this deal today.

Expires Feb 01, 2012 
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Multiple certificates cannot be used per visit
Excludes shipping
Not applicable toward multiple visits
Cannot be combined with any other offer
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MY Texas Rangers, closing in on the Pennant

Derek Holland

Ok, just so you know, I love MY Texas Rangers. I have not missed a game for the last two years. I've either watched them in person (not nearly enough times this year, for sure) or on tv. Right now the magic number is 5 for them to clench the Pennant for the American League West. The Rangers have to win and/or the Los Angeles Angels have to lose any combination of 5 games for the Rangers to clench.
Derek Holland is the starting pitcher tonight against Oakland and let's just say...well, I love him. He is posing for a picture with my son in the above picture. This picture was taken the same day Derek Holland made his major league debut at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. He was so sweet and because of that, not mention that the guy can sling a ball, he's become a favorite of our family.
Long story short, I'm looking forward to the game tonight and I hope The Rangers can win, cutting that number of games down from 5 to at least 4!
Go! Rangers! Go!!

Beggin' Strips $2 Coupon...hurry!

It's not very often that you find a big coupon like this for Beggin' Strips! Click here for $2 off of 1...I know, right? I can get these at my local Brookshire's right now for $.50 with this coupon. Guess where I'm going when the kids get home from school??
But because this is a high volume coupon I suggest printing your 2 off quickly, these do tend to go fast.

Thanks to Stretching a Buck

#M&M'sGetCorny Twitter Party September 28th 9pm est

M&M's Twitter Party RSVP

Click the image for further details! It'll be a blast. I'll be there, will you?

WHAT: #MMsGetCorny Twitter Party
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28th, 9-10 EDT
FUN: Recipes, crafts and loads of chocolate from foodies & crafters and Walmart gift card giveaways.
FOLLOW: Follow @RebeccaEParsons, @LaurenRodkin, @PlusSizeMommy
WHERE: Twitter via TweetChat or our custom TweetGrid
RSVP: Now for a chance to win prizes during the party!

The new M&M's have arrived at Walmart! #MMsGetCorny

They have finally been spotted! The new M&M's White Chocolate Candy Corn have arrived at Walmart, just in time for Halloween giving. The new M&M's are candy corn covered with white chocolate. My son is going to love these! Can't wait to pick some up! #MMsGetCorny

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Where to stay in Destin, FL: Ciboney Condos were awesome!

Before I start, please know I am NOT getting any kind of compensation for this post. I just had such a wonderful time here, I wanted to share.
We went to Destin Florida last week for a mini family vacation and even though the beach and the sand were amazing, the condo we stayed in tied for top billing. The name of the condo complex was Ciboney Condos and it was a perfect home away from home. It was bright and sunny and beachy...perfect.
It had a full kitchen with stove, fridge, dishwasher, pantry, etc. This one in particular had 2 full bedrooms, 1 with a kingsize bed and one with 2 twin beds, and it also had a room with bunkbeds. The couch also folded out to a double bed so you could easily sleep 7 people in this condo.
There were 2 full bathrooms, which is awesome when you have 5 people like we had. Let's not forget that there was a full living room with a hdtv, and tv's in each of the bedrooms too.
The balcony...ahh, the balcony. We sat out there every night and morning, listening to the waves was wonderful.
You could see the beach from the balcony and there was a personal entrance to our section of the beach, with and umbrella and 2 beach chairs included with the rental.
What else can I say? I loved this place. (If I hadn't come down with an abscessed tooth in the afternoon of day 2 it would have been even better :( )
Anyway, I just thought I would let everyone know what a great place this is and I highly suggest it. Here is the website and the booking information.
Here are a few pictures below..............

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Destin, Florida, we'll be there soon!

I'm hoping to a lot of this the next few days. We're leaving at 3:30am on Friday and expecting to get to Destin around dinner time. The next 2 days will be beachy, sunny, vacationy and family-y. I'm so excited. Since moving to Texas 8 1/2 years ago I have not left the state. We have vacationed in Texas to Galveston and San Antonio, and I loved both places (chomping at the bit to go back to Galveston because we were only there for 24 hours!) but it will be an adventure for us to travel to Florida.
Busy day ahead so don't expect to hear much from me today. I'll be back on Tuesday. Woooo hoooo!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Texas Rangers tickets $9 for this weekend's game!!

 If I was going to be home this weekend I would be getting this for sure. I do love MY Texas Rangers, but you already probably know that. Click here and go to Deals in DFW to buy your $9 tickets for this weekend's game against the Oakland Athletics.

Wordless Wednesday

Congratulations to my son who got his first job yesterday. I'm so proud of him. It's been a long haul for us in US but finally things are where they need to be. Congrats Matt!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rambling on a Saturday afternoon: Canada vs USA: Things I love edition

For those of you who don't know, I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, close to Ottawa (shame on you if you've never heard of the nation's capitol!). I came to Texas, close to Dallas, 8 1/2 years ago. I have not been back to visit yet but am planning to do it either in the spring or summer of 2012. That got me thinking: What do I miss about Canada and what would I miss about Texas?

I miss the fall colors of Canada so much. There is nothing like driving down the highway and everywhere you look it's red, gold and orange. There are 2 colors in Texas, green and brown. I mean, seriously, look at how beautiful that picture is. I took it in the fall of 2002.

I miss the healthcare system likely more than anything else. When my kids were small I could take them to the doctor anytime and not worry about how much money I had in my pocket. My son was born 5 weeks early and had to spend his first 8 days in CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and it didn't cost anything out of pocket. I spent so much time at CHEO from the time was born until he had ear surgery when he was 2 that they knew the sound of my voice on the phone, no cost out of pocket. My daughter had bronchial pneumonia 4 times before the age of  5, no cost out of pocket. I miss my doctor sooo much. Sigh.

I miss Tim Hortons. Trust me, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts...none of them have anything on Tim Hortons.
I miss spring feeling like spring. In Canada, Spring is a time for renewal, fresh starts. It smells like spring. The snow melting and the new grass's wonderful. In Texas, you have warm, warmer, hot, holy frig it's hot here, hot, warmer and warm. Mind you, that's also something I like about Texas.

I do not miss the snow in Canada, not even a little bit. Ok, maybe a light snow on Christmas Eve, but that's completely it. I hate snow. I hate how cold it is. I hate how wet it is. I hate how it gets slushy and dirty...yuck. I love that in Texas, on Thanksgiving, when I put up my Christmas lights, I can do it in shorts and at Christmas the biggest sweater I might need is a light hoodie.

I love the TexMex food in Texas. In Canada the only thing close to Mexican food was Taco Bell, and face it, that's not really Mexican food. Don't get me wrong, I like Taco Bell, but still. TexMex food in a mom and pop restaurant.....(mouth watering).

I love that I can drive down the highway in mid April and see Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Evening Primrose and Clover all over the place. Fields of color is fantastic.

I love MY Texas Rangers!! I love that I can go to a major league baseball game and feel like I'm sitting almost on the field. I love going to the games. I love watching the games on tv. I LOVE MY TEXAS RANGERS!!

I can coupon in Texas. Not the Extreme Couponing you see on tv, but when I have my mind set in the right place I can save my family a lot of money. They don't have coupons available like that in Canada. So I would certainly miss that .... a lot.

The history and places in Texas are awesome! I've been to San Antonio and love it there. Galveston is great too and I want to go back there so badly...sigh...maybe next year. South Padre Island is a dream destination for me too. Ok, I could still go to all these places no matter where I live, but they are closer to me this way.

Overall I love both places but right now my heart belongs to Texas because my wonderful hubby is here (why else do you think I would end up in Texas??). 2 out of my 3 kids will always be here in Texas, with me (my oldest son misses the snow and the cold and will likely either go back or move up North at some point) and will make their lives here.
Now, if Texas could just get a Tim Hortons.......

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Amazon Student Prime shipping program free for 6 months

I found this program this morning and thought I'd let you know. A great new program from Amazon. Sign up for this program if you are a college student and get free 2 day shipping for 6 months. Great for books, dvd's and more. Click here for more information and to sign up. You have to have an .edu email to sign up.