Thursday, December 31, 2009

Electrasol Tabs Free at Walgreens

This Sunday there is supposed to be a $2.50 coupon for Electrasol Dishwasher Tabs.

Starting Sunday Walgreens will have the Electrasol Tabs on sale for $3.50, plus you'll get a $1 Register Rewards with purchase.

So, buy a box for $3.50, use the $2.50 coupon and pay $1 out-of-pocket. Receive the $1 Register it is like getting it for free!!

This coupon will supposedly expire on January 31st. If you get extra of these coupons (which I would recommend!!), try to pair these up with a sale to score boxes of these for pennies! Harris Teeter and Bi-Lo occasionally have these BOGO.

Between Walgreens and hopefully some sales you can stock up for very little money...I've done this each time this coupon has come out in the paper this last year and I have quite a nice supply of these it! Clearance has a good selection of personalized stationery items on clearance right now and you can save an additional 70% off when you use the discount code "madness" at checkout.

Go here to see the selection.

I just ordered 2 sets of personalized folded set for my daughter for a Valentine's gift and one set for her to give a friend for an upcoming birthday...each set of 25 personalized cards came to $1.80 after the discount! The personalization is free and their standard shipping is free too! So, for $3.88 I have two really cute gifts! (By the way, the sets I ordered were called "Friends" mini folded note can type that in the search to quickly find it).

Coupon Preview 1/3/10

The first weekend of the new year is typically a good one for newspaper coupon inserts and this coming Sunday is no exception! Check out the list to preview the coupons you should find in your newspaper this Sunday.

I suggest buying a few extra papers if you see that you use a lot of the products included this weekend. Another way to get some extra coupons this weekend...ask neighbors or friends or family for their coupon inserts if they do not want them or consider ordering extra copies of the ones you want from a clipping service such as The Coupon Clippers.

**the one I am most excited about is the $2.50 coupon for Electrasol Finsh Dishwasher Tabs...this one coupon alone is worth it to me to buy extra papers on Sunday. Hang onto this coupon for a BOGO sale and stock up on these things for pennies!**

Click here to see the list of coupons on Jenny's blog, Southern Savers.

House Party

Have you heard of House Party? This company selects thousands of people across the country to host parties to promote products, events, etc. Each event is sponsored by a particular brand and focuses on something the sponsor wants to share with its fans firsthand and to help spread the word (usually focuses on a new product or a tv event, etc).

I have hosted one for Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Kraft about a year ago...lots of coupons to give away, plus recipe cards and some other goodies.

Over the summer I was selected to host one for the tv premier of the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place daughter was thrilled and invited her friends over for the premier. And Disney provided a bunch of awesome giveaways for the girls.

Yesterday I received a box of goodies for the latest House Party I have been selected to host in January. This one is for author Kristin Hannah to celebrate the release of her upcoming novel, Winter Garden.

If you like to try new things, receive samples and coupons and freebies, and get together with friends, you definitely need to check out House Party!

(Sign up to receive emails when they open up new events looking for hosts/hostesses. And be may take applying for a few before you get selected. )

$17 Coupon Booklet from Conagra Foods

Sign up for a free coupon booklet with $17 worth of coupons from Conagra Foods. You'll need to copy & paste this into your browser since it will not work for me to link it for you.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year's Eve Countdown Bags

If you will be spending New Year's Eve at home with the kids and are looking for a cute idea...this is a good one! I came across this while reading a couple of blogs this evening and just had to share... Go here to check out the New Year's Eve Countdown Bags and she also has some cute cupcake ideas for that night too!

Thanks Liz at HoosierHomemade for this cute kid's idea!

Printable Refunds/Rebates

Here is a good site to use for printable refund/rebate forms. It's quite a big list right now! I've also put a button for this site on my blog for you to use in the future.

Health Magazine $5

Amazon is offering a one-year subscription to Health magazine for just $5...great deal to help get you on the right track for a healthy 2010!

Printable Coupons

Here are a couple of good printable coupons...

$2 off Dove Visibly Smooth Anti-perspirant/deodorant

$1 off Honey Nut Cheerios

Also, be sure to visit and before the end of the month to print any additional copies of the current coupons before they release new ones for January.

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

Go here to sign up to receive a new Home Made Simple coupon booklet with over $35 in coupon savings from Proctor & Gamble.

$1 Wheat Thins Coupon for Fans

Become a fan of Wheat Thins on Facebook and you can print a coupon for $1 off 1 box of Wheat Thins. The coupon will be on the left side of the page.

$3 in Swagbucks!

I just won $3 in Swagbucks for a search I did to look up sneak peeks at the upcoming grocery ads. Yesterday I won $5 in Swagbucks throughout the day.

Do you use Swagbucks?

Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with "swagbucks" for searching. You accumulate this "play money" in your account and then redeem for prizes and gift cards. A few examples of popular choices are:

45 swagbucks = $5 Amazon gift card
70 swagbucks = $5 in Paypal cash
20 swagbucks = $5 gift card (household goods with free shipping)

You can also accumulate more for larger gift cards and prizes.

So why not get rewarded for something you do already when you search on the computer???

Go here to get started...and get $3 swagbucks for signing up

When you search the web, use as your search engine (or use the toolbar you can download). You won't earn bucks for every search but the more you use it the more you will earn. Plus, you can earn swagbucks when shopping online and referring friends to Swagbucks.

I love the gift cards...what entices you?

Mealtime Monday ~ Parmesan Potatoes

Parmesan Potatoes

6 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp. salt
olive oil

Mix flour, cheese, salt and pepper in a bag. Shake potatoes a few at a time in the bag, coating each one well with the cheese mixture. Drizzle olive oil in a 9x13 pan. Place potatoes in a single layer in the pan, not overlapping each other.
Bake at 375 for about an hour.
Turn potatoes about halfway through baking time. Potatoes will be crispy and golden by the end of the baking time.

**This recipe has been added to the lineup at Tasty Tuesday...check it out along with the other yummy recipes this week!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Free Cheerios OR Coupons

Go here for a chance to win a free box of Cheerios...and even if you don't win, you will receive 4 $1 coupons for Cheerios.

Limit 1 free box per household.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lunch Note Promise from Lunchables

Make a promise to send a note in your child's lunchbox and Oscar Mayer Lunchables will give a free meal to a child in need. You will receive a coupon for $1 off Lunchables.

Free Bowling!

Check today's newspaper for an insert ad from AMF includes 2 coupons for a free game of bowling for up to 6 people. You will have to pay for shoe rental. These coupons expire January 17 and January 31.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

$5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

Erin from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook is giving away 10 copies of her cookbook for the next 10 days. Click here to enter to win a copy and also check out her blog and info about this new book (highlighted on Good Morning American this week!).

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Food Lion week of 12/16

If you are a Food Lion shopper check out Jenny's list at Southern Savers. She has already posted the ad and coupon matchups for the coming week (starting tomorrow 12/16).

Tuesday's Treat ~ Raspberry Bars

Raspberry Bars

1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
2-1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (12 oz) jar raspberry preserves

Combine cake mix and oats. Stir in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press about 3 cups mixture evenly into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Spread preserves over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Pat gently to level topping.
Bake at 375 for 24-26 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Yield: 32 bars

Mealtime Monday ~ Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 15 minutes

2 cups cooked chicken
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
½ teaspoon pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 package frozen mixed vegetables
1 (5.5 or 6 oz) can refrigerated biscuits

Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often.
Meanwhile, bake biscuits according to package directions.
Split hot biscuits in half; spoon chicken mixture over biscuit halves.
Yield: 4 servings

**This recipe has been added to the line-up for today's Tasty Tuesday over at Beauty and Bedlam. Check out all the yummy recipes listed.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dining Out Deals

I love this list I found on Kristin's site, Couponing to Disney. She has complied a nice list of current dining out deals. Click here to check it out...

If your family has a favorite restaurant be sure to visit their website. Many offer reward-type programs and occasionally email coupons. Worth checking before you dine out next time!

The Penguin is Back at Harris Teeter!

Look around the dairy and frozen foods section of your local Harris Teeter for a big penguin cardboard display full of coupon tearpads for dairy and frozen food items! I was at the Sun Valley store today and it was still full of coupons. Pair these coupons with a sale for some good savings!

2 Free Issues of Family Circle is offering 2 free issues of Family Circle magazine. This offer is completely strings attached...I've done some of their offers before and it is legit. Go here to sign up for this freebie...

Freebies from Vistaprint

Vistaprint is offereing quite a few freebies...and several would be great for gift-giving!

Choose from...

Wall Calendar
Desk Calendar
Photo Flip Book
Photo Mug
Photo Notebook
Photo Tote Bag
Photo Magnet
Holiday Stamp
140 Address Labels
10 Folded Photo Holiday 5×7 Cards
10 Holiday Photo 4×8 Cards
250 Business Cards

Create your product and checkout...just pay the shipping. I've ordered quite a few things from Vistaprint and have always been happy with the results. Click here to check it out...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free 2010 Calendar & Coupons from Delallo Italian Foods

Click here for a free 2010 calendar, including coupons and recipes, from Delallo Italian Foods. My husband is excited about this one as it is from an Italian market near his hometown in PA.

Lowes Foods carries a nice selection of some of Delallos items and I have also found a couple of their items at Walmart recently. Sign up for your calendar and use the coupons to try out some of their yummy products!

Money Maker on Glade Holiday Scents Candle Tins at Walmart

Here is a money maker on Glade Candle Tins at Walmart

Buy 3 Glade Scented Candle Tins Holiday Scents
Retail: $2.25 each
Coupon: $1.50 off 1 candle tin **this is found inside the tin so open it up and pull out the coupon (not sealed so easy to get to) **get 3 coupons so you have one for each tin
Total: $2.25 out-of-pocket (75 cents each tin)

When you buy 3 you can submit this rebate for $5 back from SC Johnson!!

Also, buy a refill pack for the candles (Wal-Mart has 3 packs with 1 bonus refill included).
Coupon: Free Refill Pack when you buy any candle tin (from this past Sunday's paper)
Total: free

So, in the end after the coupons and the $5 rebate you will have been paid $2.75 to buy $9 worth of Glade candle tins and refills!!! (I actually had 3 coupons for the refills so I got a free refill pack for each tin I bought.)

And another good thing is you can submit this rebate up to 3 times!!! Click on the link above for the rebate to see other products that will qualify. This one is great because your out-of-pocket is low so it'll be a money maker!!!!

Bi-Lo week of 12/09

Bi-Lo has another big BOGO sale this week. Check out Jenny's blog, SouthernSavers, for all the info, including coupon matchups for all the sale items.

Happy Saving!!

Harris Teeter week of 12/9

This week there are 2 E-vic specials at Harris Teeter...

14-16 oz Dole Frozen Fuit $.99 (limit 1 per household)
-.50/1 Dole product printable (play game to print) (makes it FREE)

Green Giant Frozen Box Vegetables $.68 (limit 1)
(*$.99 each after the 1st one)
$.60/3 Green Giant boxed vegetables SS 11/15
$.50/2 Green Giant boxed vegetables printable **You must buy 2 & they will be $.33 each**

If you are not yet signed up for HT's E-vic program go here to sign up and begin to take advantage of the E-vic deals next week.

Not a great week at the Teeter...I'm more excited about Bi-Lo's BOGO sale this week.
Go here to see more about HT this week...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Free Christmas Music Downloads

Don't forget to download today's free Christmas song at They are offering one free download December 1-25!

So far the songs are...
Dec. 1st's - Joy To The World by Casting Crowns
Dec. 2nd's - Snow Angel by Tori Amos
Dec. 3rd's - The Coventry Carol by Madiaeval Baebes

Click here to download.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lowes Build & Grow Clinics

This Saturday is another Lowes Build & Grow Clinic. These workshops are free...the first 50 children will receive a project kit, apron, and safety glasses. My kids always enjoy these events and we're looking forward to going this weekend!

This week's project is a wooden gingerbread house. December 12 will be wooden ornaments.

Click here for more info and to sign up.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mealtime Monday ~ Oregano Chicken

Oregano Chicken

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 large clove garlic, crushed (or a small amount of minced garlic)
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (I usually make with 4)
Hot cooked rice

Combine first 6 ingredients; stir well. Place chicken in an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Pour butter mixture over chicken. Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes.
Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

**I've added this recipe to the lineup at Tasty Tuesday...check it out.

Cute Teacher Gift Idea

Here is a cute idea for a Teacher Gift...and it'll only cost around $3!!

I made 140 labels for my son's teacher...the labels are free so I just paid for the shipping.

Here's the info on how to do it...

To get started, go here.

Click on Return Address labels (it's the second item in the second column in the center of the page)

A pop up box will appear.

Under the Browse by Industry drop down box, select Education.

Then browse that page to select the design you like the best.

Shipping is just $3.04 - $3.34 depending on the speed you select.