Saturday, September 27, 2008

Never wonder what to cook again....

Let me first start by saying I am NOT a Pampered Chef consultant. I do enjoy their products and I haven't really tasted anything that I didn't like at any of the parties I have been to. So I was pretty excited when I stumbled on this website filled with over 500 pampered chef recipes!!!! Just add this page to your favorites and visit anytime you are looking for a new idea!!!! I did attend a pampered chef party last week and we had some kind of chipotle chicken cups and they were YUMMY!!!!!! I don't see that recipe on this site as of yet but I think it is because the chipotle seasoning is new for this fall. When I get my hands on that recipe, I will post for you to try.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kitchen Cleaning Tips...

Thank you Sisterly Savings for pointing me in the direction of this site. Start here with some great kitchen cleaning/decluttering tips but don't stop there. The Household Helper is filled with a ton of great information.....almost information overload. I guess I need to quit reading about it and start doing it!!!!!

Gap Sale!!!!! Sept. 26-28th

Gap is having a Fall up to 40% off Sale and this weekend only (sept. 26-28) you can get an ADDITIONAL 20% off of sale prices by using this coupon in stores OR online. They have some cute things with good prices.

Enter to win Free Coffee for a year!!!!

Dunkin' donuts is offering a sweeps to win coffee for a year. I don't know about you, but that would save me some money!!!!! You can enter here.

Just a heads up for next week at Walgreen's. If you have your RR from the Crest Mouthwash, you could roll them over to an Oral-B Crossaction Toothbrush which is $4.49 with a $4.49 Register Reward which is FREE!!!!! Now, the Crest RR is $4.50 so you will need to add a filler item, like a pencil, candy bar etc., otherwise your Crest RR will beep.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some Fun Things to try....

Ok.....doesn't every mom think their kids are just adorable?!!!!! Well, I am no different!!!! Other than saving money, my next passion is photography. My son had 5 scrapbooks before he was one and they were filled with cute photos. I have all of the cute photos of Jaise......they're just not into a scrapbook yet and she is now 2 1/2. Anyway, I decided to enter her into a "baby photo contest"........I am not playing favorites here.....I have great photos of Jake too, but they have a birth date cutoff and he has reached it. Anyway, check out Jaise's photo here and if you like If not, that is fine too. I am sure that I am not the only one out there with cute kids. So if you want to enter, you can follow the link on the sidebar and then let me know so I can check out your munchkin.

House Party is another fun site that I wanted to tell you about, if you don't already know. You simply go to their site and see what parties/events that they have coming up. You can apply (fill out a survey) for as many as you want. If you are selected, they will send a box filled with goodies that are related to your party, you invite all of your friends over and give them goodies. There is a wide range from cooking parties to tv premiers, scrapbooking, fisher price, etc. They will tell you when you need to have it and you decide the rest. I just signed up for a Ford Warriors In Pink and Betty Crocker Cookie Swap event. I have signed up for about 4 others and have yet to be chosen, but I still keep applying. I know some who have been chosen and it was a ton of fun. Check them out if you want more information.

Some Good Deals.....

Check out some great deals at the JCPenney Outlet site. Many clothes starting at $2.99; a NOEL silver stocking holder that was originally $49 is down to $4.99; Build A Bear Workshop Plush for $6.99 and a ton more deals. Might be time to start Holiday Shopping.

Walgreens has a coupon out for $5/$20 purchase for Friday and Saturday. You can get yours here. Some good deals to use your coupon on:
Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber $2.75 coupon here with a $1.50 Rebate from the Oct. Easy Saver and then submit your "Try Me Free" form from last weeks inserts. Depending on the original price in your area, you could make a profit of up to $4.25. Don't forget the Reach Ultra Clean Toothbrushes will cost you $5 and then you will get a $5 RR to print out and the Crest Mouthwash for another $4.50 RR.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our First Winner!!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered our first giveaway of a "Ton of Coupons". Our first winner is Carol s!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to send you your package!!!! Giveaways are a ton of fun and I hope to do plenty more in the future. Congratulations Carol!!!!

Also, if you have misplaced your coupon for a RiteAid Rx Transfer Gift Card of $30, you can print it from the coupon sidebar at the left. When you transfer a rx you not only receive the $30 gift card but also a chance to win free gas for a year!!!!!

Don't Forget....Wedgie Free Wednesday

Don't forget to enter here for your FREE wedgie-free underwear from Hanes. Just enter your information and you can win more than once.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You're Invited.....

Toys R Us has invited you to Geoffrey's Birthday party. Free fun, crafts, activities and gifts!!!! From 12-3pm Sept. 27th. Find your closest store here.

Giveaway at Sisterly Savings

Check out Sisterly Savings for this Great Giveaway of the Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom. All you have to do to enter is a leave a comment!!!! Aren't we always looking for more ways to save money!!???

Bath and Body Works

I will admit that I have not been into a Bath and Body Works for quite a while, so not sure if these are "new", however, they are new to me. They have something called a "scentportable" - clip and go fragrance unit - perfect for a closet, car, etc. Having small children, I loved it when the Reed Diffusers came out because I could have a nice scent and not worry about the flame and now I think I am going to enjoy these scentportables just as much!!! They come in many scents, they say they last up to 6 weeks and they are $5. They would make great stocking stuffers and right now, the stores are adding a coupon to your bag with any purchase. The coupon begins October 17th and is for a FREE Signature Collection or Holiday Tradition item up to $12 with ANY purchase. The holiday scents they are showing on the coupon are Vanilla bean noel; winter candy apple and twisted peppermint. Also, on my receipt, a coupon for $10 off your next $30 purchase for completing a survey. Don't forget that if you sign up to receive email on their website, they will send you a coupon for a FREE 2 oz lotion.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ask your Pediatrician....

If you don't already know about the "flu mist" as opposed to the flu shot, you might want to talk to your pediatrician about it. I know that my 7 year old was thrilled with this new technology last year!!!! I just received a small packet from Vocalpoint regarding this with some good information in it. Here are some questions you might want to ask:
~How does the mist differ from the shot?
~Do you recommend the FluMist for my child?
~What are the side-effects of the mist?
~Who should not get the mist?

Jake did receive the FluMist last year and we personally had no side effects or problems at all......not to mention a very happy boy that didn't have to get a shot!!! Jaise could not get it last year since she was under 2 years old and children under 24 months are not eligible to receive it.
It was really simple where they spray the mist into both nostrils and I forget how long, but for a certain amount of time, they can't blow their nose.
Just something to think about as we get closer to flu season.

Today's Trip..

Today's trip to Walgreen's was a quick one but still worth my time. Here is what we got:
One Crest Mouthwash 500ml
Six Clorox wipes containers
One Gallon of Milk
2 Oreo Double Stuff Cookie Packages
2 Reach Ultra Clean Toothbrushes
2 Glade Plug-in refills
2 zooth toothbrushes (one hot wheels and one hello kitty)

Total before sales, coupons, rebates, etc. $63.69.......AFTER coupons, rebates, etc. $11.20 WITH $12.50 in RR to spend on my next, technically, a profit of $1.30
I was thrilled with the clorox wipes sale since we were completely out. I didn't NEED the Reach toothbrushes but they were on sale for 2/$5 with a $5 RR and I just can't pass up FREE!!!! The zooth toothbrushes also were not needed but they were on clearance and Jake is very into Hot wheels right a good motivator to keep teeth clean is always good with me. I also don't use the Glade Plug-Ins, but people I do know use them and with my coupon and rebate, I made a profit of $1.51 on 2 packages and I REALLY can't pass up profit!!!!!
Walgreens does really make their Rebate program simple. I have submitted all of my rebates online. When I come home and know I have a purchased something that qualifies for a rebate, I enter it right then. This way I don't take the chance of not being able to find my receipt. If I forget to hit submit at the end of the month, they will automatically submit it for me. A check comes in the mail in 2-3 weeks and if you have it put onto a Walgreen's gift card it is loaded within days for your use AND they will also give you a 10% bonus if you choose the gift card...........can you say FREE MONEY?!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More Free Stuff

Go here for your Free Natures Bounty Reusable Tote Bag with sample AND coupons!!!
Playtex is giving 1 million BPA free bottles. Fill out form here
Here is your FREE sample of Johnson's Baby Shampoo
Free Coffee Samples Here....great to try before you buy!!

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

Holiday Gifts