Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 "Earnings" and savings


Swagbucks: $290.00 in Amazon gift cards
                   $15.00 in PayPal money

Irazoo: $50.00 in Amazon gift cards (didn't start this one until June)

Listia: $65 in Wal-Mart Gift Cards and about $75 worth of merchandise: books, DVD's, clothes, toys, coupons.
The main thing I "sold" in this site were Coke codes and Dr. Pepper promotional codes. Not a bad profit for trading codes/trash. I am notorious for picking up Coke codes up off the ground.

My Points: roughly $100 in Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, CVS, Pizza Hut)

Toluna: $80.00 (cash)

Mindfield Online Surveys: $60.00 cash/PayPal

Received in promotional items: about $500.00 worth of merchandise: Wii Games, books, Gift Cards. All from review sites or HouseParty.com
Paperbackswap.com savings: $234.00
Swapadvd.com savings: $80.60
I stopped buying papers for most of this year, instead I got most of my coupons in trade on Listia, Chocolate Soup, Kizoodle and I bought some with my PayPal money on TheCouponClippers. I also received a few free item coupons using my points earned thru RecycleBank.

It is difficult to say how much I saved with coupons this year, but I would say in the $500 range, including free item coupons and regular X amount off coupons.
Facebook is definitely a tightwads friend because many companies are offering exclusive coupons and freebies (of which I benefited greatly! lol) I just received a free bag of Purina One dog food from a FB promo. My dog is quite happy! My favorite is probably my large area rug from Natural Home Rug.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Uses for Canned Biscuts

 I am a big fan of cheap, canned biscuits because they are versatile and easy to prepare. Here are a few of my uses and a link for more recipes.

 Donuts or Donut Holes
     If you want donuts, use a medicine bottle or something small like that to make a hole in the center and fry them in oil (about 3 minutes each side). If you don't feel like going all out, just cut each biscuit into quarters and fry them as donut holes. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar mixture or try this easy chocolate sauce
        2 cups powdered sugar
        1 tablespoon vanilla extract
        1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
        3 tablespoon milk

        2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips

         Blend with spoon until smooth. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for 30-60 seconds, stirring often              Add to sugar glaze mix. (recipe taken from Miserly Moms)

Mini pizzas
     Make your own "bagel bite" like mini pizzas. Flatten the inside of the biscuit with the spoon of a ladle or a medicine bottle. Fill with pizza sauce, bits of leftover sausage, pepperoni and cheese. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until bottoms are brown and cheese is melted.
 Or use rolling pin to flatten all the biscuits and place them, overlapping in a Pyrex pan for a large pizza crust.

     flatten the biscuit with a rolling pin and fill (just a dollop!) with pie filling (cherry, apple, peach) on half of the dough, fold over the remaining half and seal with a fork. Fry until lightly golden brown (on both sides) and drain on paper towel or brown paper bag.

 Bread sticks
    Take 1 biscuit and roll between your hands to make a stick. (think back to your play dough days)repeat with remaining biscuits.  Brush with melted butter and add some garlic salt. Bake in oven at 375 for 5 minuets.

 Pigs in a blanket
     For regular hot dog wienies, simply flatten a biscuit with rolling pin, and wrap around hot dog and bake. I also use the little smokey links to make appetizers. Just flatten out the biscuit and cut in half before wrapping. You can also wrap breakfast sausage links.

Sugar biscuits
   Lightly fry a biscuit (whole) and then roll in granulated sugar. These are very similar to the sugar rolls you can get at a Chinese restaurant.

Clover Leaf Rolls
 These were a hit at our Christmas dinner!
 Take one biscut, divide into three pieces, roll each piece into a ball and place them in a greased muffin tin.
 Here are a few more ideas from Yahoo! Answers which has some of the same as above ( tightwads think alike!) and  then click HERE for the ever useful dumpling recipe that uses canned biscuits.

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Tightwad Tip: Snack Bag


 This time of year is really busy for most folks, and we tend to stay in the car shuffling from one activity to another. And then we get caught out and your kids are crying because they are "starving to death". Most of the time we turn to the drive-thru to get a quick snack, or even a meal. This can add up to lots of $$ (especially if you have a larger family like mine, or teenagers. Of which I have both)

Our solution is a Snack Bag. It's nothing real fancy, in fact it's one of the free diaper bags I received in the hospital after sprout #4 was born.
In this bag I keep:
paper plate
cups (either reusable or paper)
some cutlery
Most of these are leftover birthday party supplies.

some of those drink add ins, like KoolAid or Crystal Light
non-perishable snacks: pretzels, cereal bars, animal crackers,etc) And this is where most of my free samples end up as well, small boxes of cereal, crackers, etc
wet wipes
a disposable sippy cup for the youngest sprout
a few plastic grocery bags  for trash

This way I have some snacks, or I can make a quick, cheap picnic meal from the grocery store, or the store deli (Kroger has a fried chicken deli meal w/chicken, potato salad and rolls for $5.99 which may be regional) or if I plan ahead and take the making for sandwiches, all I have to remember is the food.

I recently acquired a small cooler that will hold just a few canned drinks or 4 bottles of water. We have been trying to remember this when we go out, because inevitably someone is also "dying of thirst".
Ahh, teenagers.

I used to keep a case of bottled water in the back of the car, but then there were reports of chemicals leaking into these when left in a hot car so we got out of the habit. In winter this is not a concern, so I can tell I am about to buy more water! Each child has a reusable water bottle that I generally nag them to fill and take with us when we go out, but they almost always forget, or only 1 child has theirs and the others are, well, you know. (see above comment^)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blogging for Books: Book Review, Tandem by Tracey Bateman

"Tandem" opens with lots of mystery that grabs the reader and makes you want to read more.

Six months ago the small Ozark town of Abby Hills was the scene for 2 gruesome murders, and then a house fire that claimed another victim and the life of the killed. Or at least, that is what the people believed.

Lauryn McBride is preparing to auction off the contents of Marcus Chisom's home, and the home itself for her family owned auction house. She is very troubled with running her business and caring for her father, who has Alzheimer disease. Lauryn finds some 100 year old letters and sets out to return them to the decents of the family. Amede Dastillion is quite happy to receive the letters and leaves her home in New Orleans in hopes of finding her long lost sister, Eden. You see, the letters were sent to Eden from Amede over one hundred years ago. How is this possible? They are vampires of course!

Soon after Amede and her companion arrive, animals are discovered killed and drained of blood. Soon, town members are discovered dead in the same manner. Everyone is afraid that the killer was not killed in the fire, and accusations fly. Lauryn must balance her need to complete the auction to pay for her fathers medical treatment, and caring for him as he slips farther and farther away into the last stages of Alzheimer's.

While I found this a compelling book, it is very general to call it Christian fiction.The Christian elements are small, and not presented to the reader in a preachy fashion, but they are not very clear either. It does display the eternal struggle of good vs evil.

I found the pace a little hard to follow, since it changes perspectives between characters often, and there are several other main characters that are trying to tell their story as well. But I finally "got into it" about a third of the way through, and I do not regret reading it, but don't feel 100% confident recommending it, at least as a Christian novel. The ending took me a little by surprise, which is always a good thing in a suspense book, but I also felt there were several things left unanswered. Since "Tandem" is a sequel to "Thirsty", I can only assume the writer plans on writting another book in this series.

Overall, it was a good read!
This review is of a book that I received free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for the purpose of reviewing it on my blog.
You can too by joining Blogging for Books

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fabulous Friday Specials at Christian Book Distributers

Just in time for Back to School! You can get "The ABC's of School Success" for $1.99!

Or how about "Key to Fractions" Books 1-4 for $10.99

You can check out all the Friday specials HERE, including CD's, books and DVD's

All prices are good from Friday, August 13 to Monday, August 16, 2010.
CBD also accepts PayPal!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whataburger Day Pic

Here are 2 of my sprouts who enjoyed a FREE burger tonight at Whatburger! The employees were a little over worked, but cheerful! (pic was taken at our church, as we are having Vacation Bible School)

Kroger Summer of Savings

If you have a Kroger, you should check out the Kroger Summer of Savings online promo. Spin the Wheel everyday for your chance to win prizes! Even if you don't win, you can load coupons straight to to your Kroger card. Game ends Sept. 11, 2010

I won a package of Johnsonville Sausage this morning!

There is currently a loadable coupon for Sobe drinks, buy 10, get $2 off. Go HERE to play the Sobe Heads or Tails Game (no purchase necessary). Almost everyone is a winner, and the most popular prize seems to be BOGO printable coupons. (note, you can only play once a day). This could be a sweet deal!

Whataburger Day!

Don't forget to gear up in Orange to celebrate Whataburgers 60th Birthday! Wear your gear into any Whataburger restaurant (dine in only) and receive a free Whataburger! From 5-8pm only.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Money Saving Apps for your Phone

Sharing this post from Common Sense with Money. You can read the entire post HERE.

Money saving FREE applications for your iphone or itouch. A complete list is on Coupon Cravings and you can even enter to win an iPod Touch (8 GB)!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Uses for your old phone books

Since they just delivered new phone books, I rounded up my old ones and was racking my brain on how to re-use them. Of course I have read about a lot of uses,but I couldn't remember them. DIYLife has a useful post HERE with lots of good (and some LAME) comments from reader.
A sampling of the better comments:
"I take pages from the old phone book and run them through the paper shredder. It makes great packing material for fragile objects and is a "green" alternative to Styrofoam peanuts"

"My husband and I use them at the shooting range for targets. It's interesting to see which bullets from certain guns penetrate the whole book. When we are finished, we use them for backyard fire starters in our fire pit."

"the pages are great for cleaning windows. the leave no lint or streaks."

And there are 2 other,illustrated uses from one of my favorite blogs Making Do With Not So New.

I personally keep last years phone book in my car for phone numbers and addresses of businesses.

Free Whataburger Aug. 3!

According to Whataburger's Company Website, wear orange and receive a FREE Whataburger hamburger!
"Pull out your best orange outfits and wear them with pride. We’re celebrating our 60th birthday on August 3rd from 5pm-8pm. Just stop by your neighborhood Whataburger, show off your orange and get a free Whataburger."

Thanks to Pary Moppins for originally posting this deal!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Win a $10,000 Back Yard Makeover

Little Debbie is sponsoring a $10,000 Backyard Makeover Giveaway! Go HERE to enter! Other prizes include: a Kingsford Table Top Grill and Little Debbie Die Cast 3 Piece Race Car Sets. Hurry, you can only enter until 7/31.

Fabulous Friday Specials at Christian Book Distibuters

Christian Book Distributors has Fabulous Friday Specials and you can get many books, DVD's, Bibles or curriculum and the like for pennies in the dollar! One of my favorite features there is tha I am able to search by price, and they take PayPal.
You can even get Ellie Kays "1/2 Price Living" for $1.99!

Kids Eat Free at IHOP in August

IHOP posted on their Facebook Page that Kids eat free every day in August from 4-10p.m. They also posted THIS VIDEO, very cute. (not promotion related) And don't forget to sign up for the Great Pancake Revolution HERE and get a free meal for joining, on your birthday, and your 1 year anniversary of joining!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stale is a state of mind

Don't you just hate stale foods? Well, re-use them!

Stale bread (and bakery breads) makes great croutons or breadcrumbs.

Stale taco shells can be ground up and added to your cornmeal (or fish fry seasoning)

Stale cereal is great for cereal bars

Stale four tortillas can be used to make Cinnamon crispies
    cut tortillas into 4's, like pizza, or cut by length into strips. Brush with melted butter, add cinnamon and sugar mixture and bake for 3-4 minutes. Yummy!

Stale potato chips can be used as a topping for casseroles or homemade mac n cheese

Quick Tip

Do you have a potty trainer? Or maybe a small child who hates those automatic flushing toilets used in public restrooms? Carry some colored Post-It notes in your purse. Stick a few over the sensor and the flusher won't go off until you remove. And they can be used over and over again. I have found the darker colored ones work best.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Bzz on CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion

I am a proud Bzz Agent and I recently received a free sample of Cover Girl's Lash Blast Fusion Mascara!

It was so exciting to be able to test such a great product, and actually be happy with it. The mascara is awesome, and adds lots of volume. It separates wonderfully, doesnt' clump or smear. I even slept in it, and it didn't smear, smudge or leave me with raccoon eyes. I was afraid it would be hard to remove that next morning, but it came off quite easily. I did notice it was on sale at CVS recently, for under $7. Not too high, but it is still worth every penny.

Mail Call!

In the mail today I received:
Easy Up from Pampers Potty Training Kit (included 1 Easy Up, stickers, chart, coloring page and coupons)
Root Awakening samples and coupon from StartSampling
Enjoying EveryDay Life magazine from Joyce Meyers Ministries
(not pictured) Mini Boden catalog with 15% off and free shipping coupons/codes

Watch videos for $$

(exclaimer: you won't get rich doing this,but it is fun, free and easy)

Join Beezag.com and watch videos for points that can be redeemed for cash! Go HERE to sign up! You can read all the FAQ's HERE

Click to Donate

Go to The Hunger Site and click to donate 1.1 cups of food to children and others in need. Explore the site for other click to donate causes.

Free samples sampling

Get a free sample of Dove Hair Care HERE

Become a product tester for Naileen Nails HERE

Free Special K Protein Bar and coupons HERE

Free sample of Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener HERE

Free Better than Ears dog treats sample HERE (from Wal-Mart)

Free Goodnites Underwear Sample HERE (from Wal-Mart)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Money Monday

Today I received:

$20 check from Toluna.com survey site
$10 in Amazon Gift Cards from Swagbucks
$5 CVS Extra Care Bucks for completing a survey for the CVS Advisory Panel

1 FREE movie ticket from the Kellogg's Toy Story 3 Cereal Promotion

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Intresting article: 100 Things to do on a money free weekend

I found this article on The Simple Dollar titled "100 Things to do on a Money Free Weekend" and found it intresting, just wanted to share!

Getting back on board

So, little blog, you have been neglected for some time. *sigh*
We have had a very busy summer! My oldest 2 have been going back and forth for camps (thank goodness for fundraisers!!), we have been potty training, volunteering at our church and just trying to keep up with the calendar.
My gardening sputtered out, and I don't have anything to show for it.
My husband did manage to get a front porch built! It is so nice to be able to sit outside (when the mosquitos don't carry you off). And on a budget as well. He used the internet to compare prices and we were very happy to discover that our locally owned lumbar yard was able to provide us with the lowest cost, and high quality.
I have been able to build my Amazon account up with gift cards I earn from Swagbucks and IRazoo and the debit rewards program on my debit card.
Adding Netflix, and streaming Netflix thru our Wii has really changed our viewing habits! It is a great $9 to spend each month.
I am also revving up for Christmas! Yes, really! June 25 meant the 6 months until Christmas mark for this family. I have upped my online trading and swapping, accumulating points that I know I won't have shipping money for later.
Hope to have more to share soon!

Free Sample of Kotex products

Ge HERE to select your free sample! Choose from liners, tampons, pads and the new U by Kotex line. I also had a survery pop-up, and at the end of the survey on the Kotex site it asked me if I wanted to be considered for a trial panel! All the need is your email address.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Get a Free Red Box Rental!

Get a free one night rental from RedBox when you purchase any 3 participating Pepsi, Frito-Lay, or Orville Redenbacher products.

Promo code will print with register receipt.
Offer valid 5-9-10 to 5-9-11 at participating Kroger locations. Purchases must be made in a single transaction.

Click HERE to find a location near you.

*See in store signage for complete list of participating products

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FREE Toy Story 3 items from Disney and Sara Lee

I was super excited to see this in my Family Fun magazine. Combined with the fact that Kroger is having a B1G1 sale on Sara Lee Soft&Smooth bread, this is a really fun, great and FREE deal! NO shipping and handling!
"Get new Disney*Pixar Toy Story 3 collectible mealtime items when you purchase specially-marked Sara lee Soft & Smooth bakery products! Collect them all for mealtime fun!
There are 3 to choose from:
A sectioned plate
A Buzz Lightyear Light Up lunch box
and a Breakfast set!

Go HERE to see the list of participating products and HERE print your order form! Offer expires August 1, 2010, and there is NO LIMIT mentioned on the order form!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National FREE Comic Book day 5/1

It's that time of year! It's National Free Comic Book Day. Go HERE to see the sponsoring Comic book stores in your area.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

It's almost that time of year again! The Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is set for Saturday May 8, 2010. You can read the press release HERE.

To help Stamp Out Hunger this year, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, like canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 8. Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. The nation’s 230,000 letter carriers will be collecting donations from homes across the country and delivering them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations in more than 10,000 local communities.

And you can also go HERE to become a fan on Facebook and Campbells Soup Company will make a 1 can donation to Feeding America (up to 1 million cans) in support of the USPS collection efforts.

Giveaway @ The Finer Things in Life

Amy at The Finer Things in Life is hosting a great giveaway! Go HERE to enter to win a $25 Gift Card from Domino's Sugar as part of The Great American Bake Sale to help end child hunger.

"For the third year in a row, Domino® Sugar is the presenting sponsor for Share our Strength’s® Great American Bake Sale to help fight childhood hunger. The Great American Bake Sale raises money to fight childhood hunger across the U.S. by encouraging individuals, families, organizations and schools to hold bake sales and donate the profits to help Share our Strength provide millions of meals and snacks to America’s children."

Get Your FREE Redbox rental in May!

RENT THREE MOVIES between April 14-30 and GET ONE FREE* in May!
After you rent your third movie, Redbox will email you a promo code on May 7th valid
for the entire months of May. Pick any movie you want, it's our treat!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

$1 Ink Refills @ Walgreens

On April 22, Walgreens will be offering $1 Printer Cartridge Ink Refills! Go HERE to verify if they refill your brand/type and watch for the coupon in Sunday's ad!

Thanks to She Likes to Save and Wild for Wags for posting this deal!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Get a little, Give a Lot!

Doing some spring cleaning? Donate to the Salvation Army from April 1-May 31 and get a $10 gift card to Van Heusen, IZOD, or Bass stores!

Thanks to Common Sense With Money for posting this!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Attention Kroger Shoppers!

I make no bones that I love my Kroger store! While surfing the home page today, I saw a flash ad for this promo for Digital Choice Rewards. When you purchase 10 participating products, you will get a special code to be used on the DCR website to be used for :
15 Free Music Downloads
One Free Movie Ticket
15 Free Ringtones
You can use the link above to see the list of participating items. (I am going to print mine out and carry it in my binder)
And don't forget that Kroger also has new digital coupons! These appear to be very similar to the ones available on Shortcuts.com, so not sure if they will work together. I will have to try it though! Can't hurt!
While you are on the Kroger homepage, you can also sign up to receive some free samples. They currently have Orville Redenbacher Cheddar Cheese Microwave Popcorn samples, $7 off Nicoderm and Huggies PullUps free Potty Trainig DVD.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Swap Sites

I posted an article last year about online swapping, and thought I would ad a refresher with some more awesome sites added.
Lista.com boasts itself as a totally FREE trading site. "Trade stuff for free" as the web site collects no money for listing items, etc.(there is also a link on my sidebar) It is much like ebay, with a very similar layout. However, you will see some listings that require the buyer to pay shipping. This MUST be listed in the description. You can sort items by FREE shipping however. This works on a credits system, and it is very easy to acquire more credits by linking to your Facebook or Twitter accounts. All members can earn fun little "badges" that are added to your profile for selling, buying, feedback, etc.
If you are looking for a more personal website, then ChocolateSoup is the place for you! A homey environment with friendly women who like to trade items as much as they trade tips, Chocolate Soup is a SAHM's dream site. It is a private group however, but there are no fees involved. This again works on a credit system knows as "chips". New auctions are posted almost daily and it is a great resource for coupons as well.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

National Pancake Day @ IHOP=FREE PANCAKES!

It's that time of year again! National Pancake Day will be here Tuesday Feb. 23. You can go into any (participating) IHOP restaurant between 7am to 10pm and get a FREE short stack of their yummy pancakes! Details HERE. IHOP asks that you consider making a donation to The Children's Miracle Network, a very worthy cause! You can even schedule a wake up reminder call HERE from an NFL Hall of Famer, Miss America Caressa Cameron, Marie Osmand, or Monique Coleman

Soups On!

Last year I posted about the 7 day turkey forecast, and we had another one this week. Again, we ran into the "dulldrum" of having turkey almost every night, and I still have a bag in the refrigerator (to be used with a box of Hamburger Helper), but the best part about making a large turkey is the broth you can make afterwards! I keep all the bones and fat, add them to a stock pot and cover with water. Maybe throw in a few bouillon cubes and some salt, simmer for a few hours, then add celery (I use the end pieces I would usually throw out, with the leaves) and carrots and any other seasonings, keep simmering and eventually you have a wonderful broth! I then let cool, strain well to remove the bones, and stored over night in the refrigerator with a plastic wrap skimming the top of the broth. The fat settles to the top when cooling and attaches to the plastic wrap, removing some of the fat. I then measure out the broth into 2 cup portions and freeze until needed. I like the 2 cup portions because I can just pop a few into the crock pot for soup starter, or use it to cook rice in, and I don't have to measure it again. This time I yielded 30 cups of broth/soup base that will be used throughout the year. And the total cost was,you guessed it, $0. This was my husbands holiday turkey and I already had all the other ingredients on hand for the broth.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Shop today, for next year.

Today (2/15) is the best day to shop for Valentines Day candy! I have done this for years, frozen the candy and have never had a problem. I shop for candy the day after the holiday to make the most of my money. I was able to get 4 wonderful gift boxes of chocolate covered fortune cookies (regularly $5 a box) for a whopping $1.50 a box. But these in the freezer and viola! No shopping for me! I already have Easter and Christmas candy as well. A few tips:
*only freeze hard chocolate or milk chocolate, avoid chocolate covered marshmallows, raisins, fruit or popcorn. These will NOT taste good after freezing/thawing.
*look for hard candy, these also do well (think conversation hearts)
*do not remove candy from it's original packaging. You can also store in ziplock bags to preserve the fresh taste)
*make a specific place in your freezer for holiday candies (to keep others out of your stash).
This can cut your budget a lot, especially if you have kids. I generally spend about $2-4 for my 4 kids each holiday, and I don't have to rush out at the last minute.
And be sure to check your favorite online retailers for discounts!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another FREE 8x10 Collage at Walgreens!

Use code VDAY at Walgreens.com to get a FREE collage print!
Thanks Abundant Food Savings!

$10 printable Burke's Outlet Coupon!

Click HERE to get a $10 off $40 purchase at Burkes Outlet Stores! Good Feb. 11-15. Don't forget to save more by shopping with your Monday(for shoppers over 50) or Friday(for shoppers under 49) club card! You can also click HERE to locate a store near you.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Click to Donate

This click to donate is a little different. As part of the Live Positively campaign Coca Cola's Facebook Fan page with donate $1 to the Boys&Girls club for ever virtual Coke you sent to a friend. You can check it out HERE. Send to all your friends and see how much can be donated!!

Facebook Freebie!

Americas Egg Farmers would like to give away a dozen eggs to all their Facebook Fans! Become a fan of Incredible Edible Egg here then check back on Friday 2/5, to get a Buy 1 Get 1 Free eggs coupon! Only available to the first 30,000 who download it!

Thanks to Erin @ Jane4girls$800 Annual Budget

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Fun!

Saw this ad in All*You Magazine!
Wal-Mart is having a special Littlest Pet Shop "Pets on Parade" on 2/13. Ad says, " a new parade will start inside the entrance of the store every 10-20 minutes during the hours of 11:00-2:00"
FREE giveaways: poster and stickers, parade flag & bag, LPS Diary sticker and a photo opportunity!
Check HERE to see if your local store is participating!

Monday, January 18, 2010

$10 off at diapers.com

Use code PARENTSFEB10 to save $10 off any diapers or formula and recieve 1-2 day FREE shipping (shipping dicount applies to orders over $100) at diapers.com.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Free $25 Gift Card from Earth Fare

Get a free $25 Earth Fare gift card for refering 10 friends to the Earth Fare Health Journey. Click HERE for full details. Referals must be made by 1/31
Thanks Freebie Blogger!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top 10 for 2010

Here are my top 10 Goals for the New Year, 2010!

1. grow a garden
2. de-clutter and hold a large yard sale in the spring
3. down-size my kids birthdays
4. blog more (and better)
5. start selling on Craigs List
6. re-do my teenagers room
7. take more pictures!
8. reduce my grocery spending (currently about $75/week for family of 6)
9. cut my trash down to 1 bag a week (goes along with composting, and more recycling)
10.start a business

Sunday Dinner for $12.66

Needed a quick family dinner for after church today, so ran into Kroger (where else?) and got the Crazy Combo Deal and added some Ore-Ida Quick Fries! You can view my local ad HERE
So we had:
Bucket of Deli Buffalo Barbecue Wings
1lb bag of baby carrots
french baguette bread
Kroger Ranch Dressing
2 lt 7 Up drink
for $9.99
added 3 Ore-Ida fries @ .89 each
for a total cost of $12.66
then added salad we already had and a can of baked beans from the pantry.