Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mealtime Monday ~ Honey Carrots

Here is a quick and easy side dish that your kids will love! I have used fresh baby carrots for this but usually prefer the frozen ones to speed things up.


Honey Carrots

1 bag frozen crinkle cut carrots

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup honey

2 tablespoons butter

Cook carrots according to package. Drain carrots and return to pan. Add raisins, honey and butter. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

*I always just “eyeball” this recipe and never really measure anything.

Very kid-friendly! Great way to entice them to eat some veggies!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Some Of My Favorites...

I haven't been on the computer much this week but I did manage to find a couple of things to share with you all...

Enjoy a great weekend everyone!

Check out these yummy S'mores Cupcakes over at Sumo's Sweet Stuff...wow, these look great and no fire needed (although campfires are fun!).

I just love this Bandana Quilt Tablecloth that Anneliese at Aesthetic Nest made for her daughter's birthday party. How cute!

Here's a tutorial on making a cute and colorful Birthday Wreath. I found this on How Does She, which is a neat site to check out.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My First Super Doubles Trip Today

I went to the grocery store bright and early this morning to take advantage of the first day of Super Doubles at Harris Teeter.

Usually I focus my attention on the items I can get for free or for just a few pennies. However, over the last 3-4 weeks I have had so much going on that my coupon clipping was put on the back burner. I was needing to get things we can use now, not just stuff to "stockpile". So, today I mostly focused on stuff that I could score a good deal on that we really can use now.
Here's today's trip...(sorry there's no picture...in too much of a hurry to get it all put away today).

gallon milk $1.99 (no coupon needed, just a great sale price on milk this week!)

strawberries $1.99 (on sale BOGO, I just bought 1 at half price)

1 can Chef Michaels Dog Food FREE (used coupon for free can from HT mailer...thanks Mom!)

3 boxes Muellers pasta $1.00ea...used $1/3 coupon from mailer = 0.98 ea

1 Puffs tissues $1.79...used $1 coupon from VocalPoint mailer = FREE

1 Zest soap 3pk $2.79...used $1 coupon from mailer = .79

2 Classico Vodka Pasta Sauce $2.79...used (2) $1.50/1 insert coupon = FREE
(yes, you can get a larger jar that is on E-vic special for free after the coupon but they didn't have the vodka sauce flavor in it so I opted for the smaller jars and got 2)

1 Lance Crackers 8pk $2.79...used $1 printable = .79

2 Grande Tortilla Chips $3.00ea...used (2) $1 insert coupons = $1 ea

2 Capri Sun Sunrise Juice Bags $2.77...used (2) $1 insert coupon = .77 ea

4 Vitamin Waters $1.00 ea...used (2) $1/2 insert coupons = FREE for all 4

2 Dove Deodorant $3.35...used (2) $1.50 printable coupon = .35 ea

2 Rhodes Heat & Serve Dinner Rolls $2.25ea...used (2) $1 insert coupons = .25 ea

1 Red Baron Pizza *E-vic Special $2.97...used $1.50 insert coupon = FREE

1 Tropicana Orange Juice $2.79...used $1 insert coupon = .79

1 Danactive Yogurt Drinks $2.50...used $1 insert coupon = .50

1 Simply Go-Gurt yogurt tubes $2.79...used $1.10 printable = .59

$71.41 worth of groceries for $14.28 out-of-pocket (OOP).
Certainly not a record-setting OOP total but I am so happy with my shopping trip because it was ALL stuff we will be eating in this next week and I scored some great deals on it!

Now I need to pull my coupons for tomorrow's trip! So hoping to find some small packs of Wholly Guacamole for free...I missed out on those today and that is one of my favorite freebies!

Can't wait to hear how you all save at the store this week!

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Double Dog Dare ~ Borders Summer Reading Program

For kids 12 and under, read 10 books during the summer. Print the Double Dog Dare form. Fill out the form with the 10 books read and take it to any Borders or Walden books location before 8/26/10. Receive a FREE book!

Go here for all the details and to download the form.

Happy Reading, Kids!

Kids Bowl Free This Summer

Go here for all the info about Kids Bowl Free ~ All Summer Long including participating locations, registration and other details. Looks like a great program!
Thanks Emily!

Free Item Coupon at Bath & Body Works

Go here to print a coupon for a FREE full sized Signature Collection item ($12 value) with any $10 purchase at Bath & Body Works.

You can also redeem this coupon online with code SCSHIP25.

Expires 5/31/10.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Super Doubles This Week

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter starts THIS Wednesday, May 19th.

Any $1.99 or less coupons will double...so a $1.50 coupon will double to $3.00 off an item! Limit 20 coupons doubled per day with your Vic card.

Please use these lists to help you organize, pull coupons and find the best deals. These ladies have compiled some great deals for us!

Southern Savers

Hot Coupon World (Harris Teeter forum)

Happy Saving!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Organizing Coupons...What's the Best Way?

So you've started clipping coupons but now what? How do you keep them orgainzed so you can easily find them and use them to get the good grocery deals?

I've had many people ask me how I organize my coupons. There is really not one absolute best way. You may find that you need to try out a few different organizational systems to find what works the best for you.

I have used the Binder Method since I started couponing. At times (like right now) I get far behind in my clipping and filing and I get easily frustrated at having to play catch up. But when I stay up-to-date on that process I really like this way of organizing. I like being able to see exactly which coupons I have, expiration dates, etc. Personally, I do not like to carry this big binder into the store when shopping. I prefer to pull the coupons I plan to use and carry them in a small coupon expandable carrier I found in the Dollar Spot at Target.

photo from Coupon Magic Organizer

Crystal at Money Saving Mom had a good post today about Finding a Coupon Organizational System Which Works For You. She offers some good tips, plus she goes through 3 popular ways to organize your coupons...The Binder, The Whole Insert, and The Box. Click on her links for additional info.

For those of you who are new to the whole coupon world, I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

I'd love to know what system works for you...please share!

Sunday Coupon Inserts

Jenny at Southern Savers has posted a listing of the coupons to be included in this Sunday's newspaper. Remember, coupons may vary by region. She also has some info about coupon variations in newspapers in the southern US.

Go here to see what to expect in this week's paper...

Harris Teeter week of 5/12

I have had so many things going on during the last 2 weeks that I haven't grocery shopped much...and when I did I didn't do a very good job using coupons and deal shopping. I am very anxious for next week's Super Doubles at HT...my wallet and my pantry shelves will be happy!

As for this week at the Teeter, there are a lot of BOGO deals and a General Mills promotion. Please check out the list and coupon matchups at Southern Savers!

Printable Coupons

$1 off Deli Fresh lunch Meat coupon

-$1/2 Crystal Light printable

-.50/1 Daisy Sour Cream printable

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Starter Kit or Refill wyb Toilet Cleaning Gel printable

.50/1 Suave Naturals Body Wash printable (thanks Marissa!)

$1 off Equal, any size printable

$1.50 off Keebler Wheatables printable

.75/1 off any Beech-Nut Let’s Grow product printable

Free Suave Professionals Shampoo

Go here to register to receive a free full size bottle of Suave Professionals Shampoo (click the link in the top right corner)! This is limited to the first 100,000 people who register. I'm sure this freebie won't last long!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'll be back on Monday....

I've been MIA around here for about 2 weeks now...sorry...I've had lots going on.

I will be back to posting deals and more on Monday!

Super Doubles at Harris Teeter 5/19

It's time to organize your coupons...Super Doubles at Harris Teeter starts next Wednesday, May 15th!!

This means that any coupon under $1.99 will double...so your $1.50 off coupon will double to $3.00 off an item!

HT will Super Double up to 20 coupons per day and you are limited to 3 of the same coupons in a single transaction.

Stay tuned for the deal list...