Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Heluva Good Product for Fans

Become a fan of Heluva Good products on Facebook and get a coupon for a free Heluva Good product. Once you "become a fan" click on the promotions tab to fill out your mailing information. You should receive your coupon in the mail in about 3 or 4 weeks.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

As we prepare for some snowy, icy weather tonight and tomorrow (and my kids are crossing their fingers for it!!) I have pulled out some supplies for them to make coffee filter snowflakes after school today. Weather like this is not a common thing for our area so it is reason to celebrate!
Go here to see how to make these cute decorations...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Printable Coupons

Here are some printable coupons for you...

Bob Evans...breakfast sandwiches, roll sausage, brats/Italian sausage, side dishes

Sobe Life Water...B1G1 coupon

Theraflu...$2 off (Thanks Maria)

Some of my Favorites...

Here are some of my favorite posts from the blogosphere this week...Hope you enjoy them too!

Lu Bird Baby writes about a cute idea...a Prayer Pail

The Red Chair Blog gives a lesson on making a Fancy Schmancy Towel Fold

Domestically Speaking transformed an Ikea wardrobe into a very Pottery Barn looking one
(just discovered this blog this week and am loving it!!)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lowes & Bi-Lo week of 1/27

Go here to see coupon matchups with this week's ad for Lowe's Foods...

Go here to see coupon matchups with this week's ad for Bi-Lo...

Opryland Hotel Anniversary Special

Looking for somewhere to go for a getaway to celebrate your anniversary this year? Consider the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. They are offering the Unforgettable Anniversary Weekend...get the second night free when you book your first night of your anniversary weekend getaway. This promo is going through August 30, 2010, based on availability. Go here for all the details...
Thanks to Kristin at Couponing To Disney for sharing...

Free Insulated Freezer Bag

Go here to sign up to receive a free insulated freezer bag from Sam's Club! You do not have to be a Sam's member to get this freebie.

This offer is for the first 30,000 so hurry to take advantage of this freebie!

Wal-Mart Deals

I found a good list of Wal-Mart Deals on Money Saving Mom's site...I am having trouble inputting some info on here today so please use the link to see the list.

Also, note that Wal-Mart's pricing varies regionally so you may not find the exact deals listed.

Go here for the list...

Win a Disney Cruise from Hanes!!!

Ok, one of the reasons why I am working so hard on coupons and savings is to build our Vacation Fund. And the top vacation on our list is a Disney Cruise!! Wouldn't it be wonderful to WIN A CRUISE!?!?!?

Go here to enter to win a 5 night cruise on Disney Cruise Lines for 4 people from Hanes. And the first 100 entrants each week will receive a free package of Hanes socks (every week until 3/31/10)!

Also, you might want to order your free Disney Cruise Line Planning DVD...

Oh I can't wait to return to the high seas!!! We experienced a Disney Cruise for the first time in October of 2009 and are saving our pennies to return!

Big Lots 20% Off Coupon

GO here to print a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at Big Lots...but expires on Sunday (January 31st)!!!

American Greetings Coupon

Here's a little reminder about the American Greetings coupon...$1 off a 3 card purchase...I used these coupons at Target the other day. They have a nice selection of everyday cards for $0.99 (they are Carlton Cards, which is also owned by American Greetings so this coupon is valid for these too). So I stocked up on some birthday cards, plus a few thank you's and sympathy cards.

I bought 6 cards at $0.99 each

used 2 of the $1 coupons

spent $3.94 out-of-pocket...or $0.65 each

And, of course, don't forget about Valentine's Day'll be here before we know it!

BOGO Blizzards at Dairy Queen

Ice cream is my most favorite food to eat...I really think it should have its own food group! So, of course, I love to see ice cream deals. Right now Dairy Queen is making a yummy treat even better by offering coupons for BOGO Blizzards!!

Go here to become a fan of Blizzards and receive coupons for BOGO Blizzards!

Harris Teeter week of 1/27

Here are a few deals from the Harris Teeter ad for this week...

E-Vic Special
HT Rancher Beef Ground Chuck 80% Lean 2lb. chub pack $2.97

HT Dozen Eggs $0.99

Dole Golden Pineapple BOGO at $4.99 (one will be $2.49) *I am a sucker for fresh pineapple!

Breakstone Sour Cream 16oz BOGO at $1.95 ($0.97 for one)
use $1/2 from insert on 1/24 or this printable (makes it $0.47 ea)

To see a complete list of HT's deals and coupon matchups, check out Southern Savers! 80% off

Here is another deal I is offering 80% off on their restaurant gift certificates!! That means you can get a $25 gift certificate for just $2!!!! At checkout enter discount code BONUS and hit "apply" for the extra savings. This offer ends on Sunday, January 31st.

Be sure to read the restrictions for the ones you choose as each restaurant has different ones. All certificates are good for one year.

Free Photo Cards + Free Shipping

I love photo deals and here is another great one!

Most people think of things like this just at Christmastime but get creative...get a cute picture of the family or the kids and use these for little notes and thank you cards during the year. Maybe you can create an invitation, announcement, etc.

Here's what you need to do...

**Create an account with SeeHere. You will also be able to receive 50 free prints for being a new account!!
**Create a custom 4" x 8" photo card and add 29 of them to your cart.
**Check out using code newbaby (note: this is case sensitive)
It is easy to do...but don't delay too long as these photo deals don't last forever!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

**HOT** Kraft Printables

Here are some really good printable coupons from Kraft...

$1/4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese

$1/1 Velveeta Cheese

$1/2 Planters Mixed Nuts

$1/2 Capri Sun

$1/1 Grated Parmesan Cheese

$1/2 A1 Steak Sauce

$1/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats

$1/1 Oscar Mayer Bologna

$1/1 Claussen Pickles

$1/2 Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Shells & Cheese

***There seem to be some issues with printing some of these coupons...I have a call in to Kraft Corporate...will let you know if is fixed***

Printable Coupons

Here are some printable coupons...

$1 off Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (you need to sign up for their newsletter)

Happy Saving!

Magazine Deals this Week

Here are some good magazine deals this week that you may want to take advantage of from Best Deal Magazines.

Best Deal Magazines Deal of the Day this week...

Tuesday...Parents $4.29
Wednesday...Redbook $5.39
Thursday...Body & Soul $5.39
Friday...Readymade $5.39
Saturday...Woodcraft $5.39
Sunday...Family Fun $3.89 **HOT DEAL**I will post a reminder about this one!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dr. Seuss at Kohl's

I always like to see what Kohl's offers for their Kohl's Cares for Kids line and they've just introduced their newest offerings...Dr. Seuss books and plush toys.

These items sell for $5 each and 100% of the net profits from Kohl's Cares for Kids merchandise are donated to support children's health and education initiatives across the country.

If you have any upcoming birthdays, these will make great gifts. These could also be great Valentine treats or Easter basket items.

And...March is National Reading Month and school will be celebrating reading with Dr. Seuss books. If you have a young child these books will be great for encouraging them to read!

Free Photo Book from Shutterfly...just $5 shipping

Get a FREE 7" x 9" photo book from Shutterfly. At checkout enter the code READYMADEBOOK. You will pay $5 shipping but it is still a really good deal.

These make GREAT gifts or a great keepsake for yourself!

Also, if you are new to Shutterfly you can get 50 prints for free too!

Little Caesars Crazy Bread Coupon

Go here to print a Little Caesar's coupon for an order of Crazy Bread for $1.99... expires 2/28/10

Subway BOGO Offer

Go here to create your favorite sandwich on Subway's website and then print a coupon for a free 6 inch sub when you purchase a 6 inch sub and a 32oz drink.

Mealtime Monday ~ The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ok, so Buffalo Chicken Dip isn't a meal by itself (although I can sure make it one!). This is the BEST recipe I have found for this dip. I'll definitely be making this for Super Bowl Sunday!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

4 chicken breasts, grilled
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese
1 small bottle ranch or blue cheese dressing
1 bottle Texas Pete Wing Sauce **adjust to your taste ~ I use almost a half bottle since we don't like it super hot & spicy
1 (16oz) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Once chicken has been grilled, cut or shed into bite-size pieces and place in bowl. Pour wind sauce over chicken. Cover and refrigerate in marinade overnight.
Spread cream cheese in bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Spread chicken and wing sauce over cream cheese. Pour bottle of ranch or blue cheese dressing over the chicken. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Serve with tortilla chips.

I usually cover mine with foil for the first 30 minutes and then bake uncovered for the last 15 minutes.

This is always a crowd pleaser. Try this one out and let me know what you think!

Thanks to my dear friend, Heather, for sharing this recipe several years ago!

This is linked with Jen's Tasty Tuesday...check it out!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Be Snack Ready Sign Up

Sign up here at Be Snack Ready from Frito-Lay to receive coupons, samples and more.

Free Veggie Tales DVD

Pick a free Veggie Tales DVD here and pay just $2.99 for shipping. There are 6 to choose from...a great treat for your little ones or to have on hand for an upcoming birthday gift!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Milk Coupon

You can register to win a year's supply of milk and print a coupon for a free gallon of milk with a $100 grocery purchase. This offer is limited to the first 125,000 entries.

Lowes Build & Grow Clinics

This Saturday is another Lowes Build & Grow Clinic for the kids! This is a free event but you need to register here. This week's project is a Tic-Tac-Toe game. And coming in February the girls can make a jewelry organizer (or boys can make it for their moms for Valentine's Day!).

Have fun...

Lowes Creative Ideas for Home and Garden

Sign up here to receive a free subscription to Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden. We've gotten this free publication for a long time and love it...always full of great ideas...and occasionally a coupon!

Mealtime Monday ~ Salmon with Pecan-Crunch Coating

from the archives...This is a good recipe.  I hope you enjoy it.  I am joining in this week's Ingredient Spotlight at Eat At Home.

(photo from All Recipes)
Salmon with Pecan-Crunch Coating
4 salmon fillets (about 1-1/2 inches thick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper; place skin side down, in a lightly greased baking dish.
Combine mustard, butter, and honey; brush over salmon. Combine breadcrumbs, pecans and parsley; spoon evenly across top of salmon. Bake, uncovered, at 450 for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
Yield: 4 servings

Family Circle ~ 3 Free Issues

Here is an opportunity for another 3 free issues of Family Circle magazine...this time if is for the May, June and July issues.

Go here to sign is free, no strings attached! I have taken advantage of this before and it worked...completely free and no strings!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Want to learn about Couponing?

Are you new to couponing? Do you use coupons sometimes but want to learn ways to maximize your savings?

I'm hosting a coupon class next week and would love for you to be a part of it. I will help you learn some couponing basics such as where to get coupons, how to organize them so that you'll actually use them and show you how to use them to receive maximum savings. This will be like a Couponing 101 class.

Join me on Thursday, January 21st at me for details.

If interested, please post a comment and I will be in touch with information on where we'll meet. Feel free to invite a friend or two!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 80% off is offering 80% off right now through January 19th. You can get a $25 gift certificate for $2!!! Use the code INDULGE at checkout. These certificates expire in one year so you have plenty of time to use it. Be sure to read all the information for each certificate offer to be certain you know the minimum amounts, restrictions, etc.

I used a certificate today to try a new restaurant, Boneheads Grilled Fish, and it was wonderful! What a fun...and less expensive...way to try out a new place!

Bi-Lo week of 01/13

It's a good week to shop at Bi-Lo...lots of good BOGO items!

I am having some technical difficulties with posting the deals and matchups this morning. So until I work it out, please go to Southern Savers for a complete list, as well as coupon matchups.

Target Clearance

Target stores have some GREAT clearance deals right now in almost every department. Toys are at 50% right now and should go to 75% off either today or tomorrow from what I hear. Check your local store to be sure.

I hot a couple of Targets the other day and found some great clothing deals for my kids...sweaters for my 6 year old son for $3.24, short sleeve golf shirts for him for $1.98, all colors of cords for my 9 year old daughter for $3.24 and more! With prices like that I try to buy ahead for the next year as well.

Check out your Target and see what you find...I'll be back at mine again this week to see what else has been marked down!

Classico Pasta Sauce Printable Coupon

Here is a printable I haven't seen $1 off 2 Classico Pasta Sauces. Go here to print. You should be able to use your back button and print twice.

Some people have found it at Target for $1.84...I have not checked the local Target for this price. Also, some jars have had peelies for free pasta when you purchase 2 jars of sauce. Look for those and make it an even better deal!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chick-fil-a & Matthews Help Center

This Friday, January 15th bring 2 canned goods to the Chick-fil-a in Matthews and receive a FREE sandwich. Matthews Help Center will be the recipients of the canned goods.

Free Uni Ball Pen

Go here to get a free Uni Ball pen. Check each day starting at 12 noon (central time) through April 30th. The first 10,000 to sign up each day will receive the freebie.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Free Chocolate Milk Coupon (when you buy white milk)

Go here to enter to win free milk for a year...and everyone who enters can print a coupon for a free half gallon of chocolate milk with the purchase of 2 gallons of white milk (any brand). Use your back button and print the coupon twice. This coupon is available for the first 125,000 entries.

If your family goes through a lot of milk this is a great find!

Children's Consignment Sale

I just submitted my request for a consignor number at the Matthews UMC Children and Teen Spring Consignment Sale. If you are local to me, go here for information and to download the registration form. I have always been very successful with this sale in the's one of the biggest and most organized in the area.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids

If you have a Lakeshore Learning store in your area be sure to check out the Free Crafts for Kids on Saturdays from 11-3. Go here to see the projects for the upcoming weeks. For those of you local to me the nearest store is in Matthews at Windsor Square.

Lowes Build & Grow Clinics

This Saturday is another Lowes Build & Grow Clinic for the kids. This week's project is a Coin Bank and then on January 23rd build a Tic-Tac-Toe Game. These clinics are free at area Lowes Home Improvement stores and are usually limited to the first 50 children. Go here to register for these fun activities!

Super Doubles at Bloom

Bloom is now doing Super Doubles starting today through January 12th. I don't know much about this store and I don't have a deal list to share but if you refer to the Harris Teeter info it may be similar.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

American Greetings Coupon - Follow Up

I wanted to let you know that I tried my American Greetings coupon at Harris Teeter today and it DID work!

I purchased 2 cards at 99 cents each and 1 card at $1.99. The card for $1.99 rang up at $1 since it is BOGO this week and rang up at half off. The 99 cent cards are not included in the BOGO offer.

I used the $1 off 3 cards coupon, which doubled to $2 off.

So, I got 3 nice Valentine's cards for $1 out of pocket!

Be sure to print your coupon!

** note: this coupon prints very large so don't be surprised!

Free Workout Song Mix

I was excited about reading this post on my friend Mandy's blog, Serving While Saving. This fits right in with my new walking plan!

Go HERE to download a free workout song mix from Subway and The Biggest Loser. All you need to do is add the item to you cart and use the code SW107.

Here are the songs included:

Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
American Boy by Estelle
Umbrella by Rihanna
Stronger by Kanye West
4 Minutes by Madonna
Love Story by Taylor Swift
No Surprise by Daughtry
Sugar by Flo Rida
Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls
Second Chance by Shinedown
Damaged by Danity Kane

Thanks Mandy!

My Coke Rewards

Do you drink Coke products? If so, be sure to enter your coke codes to My Coke Rewards and earn things such as coupons for coke products and free merchandise (some coke related, some not).

Right now through January 13th, you can receive 20 bonus points when you enter codes.

So, where do you get the codes? Look inside bottle lids and inside the cardboard packaging on the fridgepacks.

Get started:

*Go to My Coke Rewards and set up an account if you do not have one.

*Once you are logged into your account, select Pick Up Points on the left side beneath the place where you will input your codes.

*Look to the bottom right for "It's so easy to reward yourself, we'll help you get back on track - Get 20 bonus points when you enter a code in the next 7 days."

*Input your code and you will be set.

** The bonus 20 points will be credited to your account at the end of the 7 days so you will not see it immediately.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

American Greetings Coupon

Click here for a coupon from American Greetings for $1 off of any 3 card purchase! American Greetings cards are BOGO at Harris Teeter this week.

I will try this coupon at HT tomorrow! Get a jump start on Valentines cards!

Electrasol Tabs at HT

Did anyone else notice that the Electrasol dishwasher tabs at Harris Teeter are BOGO this week? I never saw it advertised so I was surprised to see it this morning. These will ring up at $2.99 per box. Use the $2.50 coupon from last Sunday's paper and get a box for $0.49!!!

Mealtime Monday ~ Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast
from Cooking Light 5 Ingredient 15 Minute cookbook

1 (2-1/2 pound) boneless beef round roast
1 medium onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 (8oz) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 (0.7oz) package Italian salad dressing mix

Slice roast in half for even cooking; place in a 3-1/2 quart slow cooker. Add onion and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high setting 5 hours or until roast is tender. Or, cover and cook on high 1 hour; reduce to low setting and cook 7 hours. Slice meat to serve.
Makes 8 servings.
Serve with a salad topped with a light dressing and warm dinner rolls.

Per serving: calories 223 (23% from fat)
fat 5.8g (sat. 2.1g)
protein 33.3g
carbohydrate 7.4g
finer 1.2g
cholesterol 81mg
sodium 472mg

**This recipe is linked to Tasty Tuesday!

Johnsons Printable...Free Soap

Red Plum has a coupon for $1 off any Johnson's Baby product (excluding trial sizes). Stores such as Walmart and Target have Johnson's Buddies Soap for $0.97 to $1.00. Use this coupon for some free soap for your little ones! I always seem to have a nice collection of these in my cabinet and my kids love them! And they've all been free!

Coupon Mom

Stephanie Nelson, The Coupon Mom, was on the Today Show this morning. If you missed it, go here to check it out. There is a link to the video clip on the website.

Also, here is what was written about it on the TODAYMoms site.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter

Super Doubles starts at Harris Teeter tomorrow (Wednesday, 1/6)! This means that HT will double a coupon with a face value of up to $ a coupon for $1.50 off an item will double to $3.00 off! You are limited to 20 coupons doubles per day with your VIC card.

Here are a few of my favorite deals for Super Doubles...

Kings Hawaiin 4 pack rolls $1.39
use $1 coupon for 12/13

Wholly Guacamole $1.99
use $1 printable

Dawn Direct Foam $2.99
use $1.50 coupon from Homemade Simple direct

Baked Lays chips $3.79
use $1 coupon from newspaper 1/3...makes it $1.79

For more deals check out Jenny's list at Southern Savers.

Nabisco Cracker Printable Coupon

Here is a great printable coupon for $2 off of 2 Nabisco Crackers. Use your back button and print 2 copies. Expires 2/28/2010.