Sunday, November 21, 2010

Long time

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope I am finding you all in good health.
I was watching Glenn Beck like I always do and this past week the show was about long term food storage. This topic is right up my alley because I fully believe that you should have reserve at least 3 months of food storage. This has been difficult at my house because we move so much but since I know we aren't moving in the next few months, it is my intention to purchase what my family needs for 3 months. This includes food, paper goods and anything my famiily may need in-between. I will list what I am able to do each week and I would also like to see how much money it will take me to get 3 months worth of food in my home. I am going to try to make it as inexpensive as possible. Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shop for Freebies

I found an awesome freebie site I must suggest a freebie site.
Check it out! 100% Freebies

Monday, May 31, 2010

Home-made Cleaners in a Pinch!

When your in a pinch and are out of money in a pinch will help you find the items in your home that will help cut back a bit or make it until you have funds to purchase what you need.

I clean the bath tub with comet, I get it at the Dollar Store for .50. If I am out of Comet, I use baking soda and vingar to clean tough surfaces. This can also be used to clean sinks, and toilets.

I love to use vingar and newspapers to clean glass and mirrors in the home. I don't eve purchase glass cleaner anymore this is so cheap and works great there is no need to reason to buy it.

My third tip I will leave you with in Home-Made Cleaners is this, remember lemon is a great natural scent, so when your freshing up or doing a good hard clean a little silver of lemon will make the room smell wonderful for almost nothing at all!

Pantene Free Sample

Walmart is offering a free sample of the New Pantene Customized Hair Solutions! Hurry while supplies last!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A New Direction to Living for Less?

As each year passes we always find new and different to live for less. Back when my grandparents were alive you think had cable tv and a cell phone? Not a chance, even though cell phones hadn't been invented yet.

I am taking a look at different ways to live on less with out it hurting so bad. I can remember when I was a child and my parents were divorced I was still pretty young about 8 or so. I stayed with my mother and my sister stayed with our father. I can remember many nights going to bed hungry, waking up hungry and not getting any lunch unless it was a school day and then I would get a big bill to take to my mother at the end of the day and she would ask me how come I ate at school? I am sure most people didn't grow up this way. Looking back on it now, my mother made bad choices she always had smokes and what ever type of drink she wanted but never had time for me or money to buy silly stuff like food.

Ok, I will get off the past because I am working for the future and for my children. We live in a very expensive part of the country. I am lucky, I am able to use the commissary to do shopping however, it isn't always the best deal. I am a deal seeker I want the .69 chicken breast and the dollar a bag frozen veggies. I do find these deals and I will show you how to find the deals too... I am on a quest to make not only make my budget a bit tighter I want to do it making good food, heart healthy food and change my path on how I eat and what I feed my family.

I will up post my progress for you my readers and let you know how I do and I will continue to add freebies and coupons daily~ If you have any advice on this subject please share it with me.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eucerin Lotion Sample

This is an awesome sample Eucerin products work so well. Make sure you get your before they run out!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Free Sample of Cascade

Don't forget to sign up for your free sample of Cascade! They also offer other samples and coupons to go with them. I great way to get the high dollar coupon and you get to try it before you buy it. My free samples come in handy when I run out and don't want to run to the store.

Design your own tote bag from Kroger

Design your own free reusable tote bag! Check it out!

Free Sample John Frieda Root Awaking

Get your free sample of John Frieda Root Awaking! I love samples gives me an idea on if I want to puchase the product. Most times the sample comes with an awesome coupon!

Free Target Re-Usable Tote

Get this free re-usable tote from Target this week! Check out their site for some pretty awesome stuff this week!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Get your free sample of Prilosec I love free samples because you get to try the product before you purchase it.

Free Aveeno Sample with Coupon

Get your free sample and coupon for Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner. I love free samples they sure help out in a pinch!

Print coupon for a free bar or shake from EAS

Get a free shake or bar when you register for EAS Muscles or use Myoplex. Be sure to only print the coupon once! Speical Thanks to Heather at Freebies4mom for this awesome coupon!

Sara Lee $2 Dollar coupon

If you go to and search Sara Lee there is an awesome 2 dollar off coupon for lunch meat. In most parts of the country makes it free and we all love free!!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free Pouch Uncle Bens Minute Rice

Get your free pouch of Uncle Bens Rice click here! I love getting food
freebies that way we can try them before we purchase them.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dove for Men Free Sample Body Wash

Walmart has awesome free samples and they are offering the new Dove men's sample body wash. This is a great way to try out new stuff without having to purchase it.

Special K Free Sample Pack

Special K is offer a free sample pack that includes a meal replacement bar and coupon! This sample will go fast so be sure to get yours today!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Walmart Has Samples

I know most of us know that Walmart has free samples but if your like me your running around crazy and simply forget. Please check here to see the current sample offers from Walmart!

Scotties Tissue Coupon $1off a box

Become a fan on Facebook for Scotties and get a $1.00 Coupon on one box! Look for the most recent post Scotties Facial Tissue Savings to assist you. Thanks goes to Heather for the awesome Coupon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Great Printable Coupon

Get a printable coupon of $1.10 off one Simply Gogurt! This used at the right time will make it free after coupon!!!! Special thanks to Freebies4moms for heads up on this great coupon!

Free Living Magazine for 12 Months!

This Freebie won't last long! Free Living Magazine for an entire year from RewardsGold! No bills and no credit card to sign up. You pay nothing for 12 months that saves almost 30 dollars and you still get access to all of Martha advice! I hope all of my readers get this awesome Freebie before they run out!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

VocalPoint is giving away a free full size of Puffs Plus to-go-packs! Sorry no cute picture with this one, I looked and couldn't find anything that would work. Remember we work hard here to give you the best of Freebies, money saving ideas and much much more!

Free Sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

Dove is offering a free sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner! Dove is expensive in the store so I love to try it out before I buy it, not only that but there is usually a good coupon in with the sample! Total Bonus!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Hill's Science Diet Treat Sample

Get your free Hills' Science Diet Treat Sample! I have 2 dogs and they get spoiled with goodies all the time. Even better when they are Free!

Downy Fabric Softener Sample

I love free and here is a good one. Get a free sample of Downy! I love the samples because when you run out you always have a back up plan!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kashi Sample

There are 3 samples to choose from and I love Kashi!

Waffle House

Ok I am only putting this on here for my readers, we have no Waffle House near us boo hoo:( I love Waffle House so hopefully someone can use this coupon and eat it for me!!!! Thanks to Savingsmania for the coupon!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Free Lipton Tea Bags!

Get 4 free bags of Lipton Tea Bags! Plus you get a bonus a travel tea holder. I love getting products I use everyday for free!!!

Lever 2000 Sample

Offered via Walmart I love getting soap samples because when I run out and forgot to purchase any I have back up! Plus Lever 2000 really works well. Click here for the coupon!

Save 1.00 on Sister Schubert's Rolls

Save 1.00 off Sister Schubert's Rolls it is a printable coupon with Smart Source so it might take a mintue to print. Thanks to Heather at Freebies4moms for the heads up on this coupon!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Get a free sample of Bounce Dryer sheets! The sample is via Sam's Club but you don't have to be a member to get the sample.

Ideal Preferred Over Sugar Sample

Try out this awesome free sample of Ideal preferred over sugar sample. This sample can take up to 4 weeks to reach you but I love trying new things so I am willing to wait. Plus with samples usually comes a high dollar coupon I can use toward the product!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

World Market Coupon

Save $10 on your purchase of $30 dollars or more at World Market coupon valid until 3/14/2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Free Sample Gel Blast Sample

I kept seeing this sample advertised and I am so happy I found it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Axe Shower Gel Free Sample from Sam's Club but you don't need to be a memeber

Try out the New Axe Body Wash sample brought to you by Sam's Club and you don't need to be a member to get your free sample which is always a bonus for me! Enjoy!

Free Sample Crest White via Walmart

Request your free sample of Crest White 360! I love getting to try things before I buy them and these are expensive to purchase but free is the way to go.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kashi Free Sample

There are 3 different samples you can request. I love Kashi samples but I get to try them before I purchase them. Also with many of my samples I get a high value coupon to use for my next purchase.

2.00 off Land O'Frost Premium

Print your coupon for $2.00 off any 1 package of Land O'Frost Premium lunch meat! I have seen this on sale for $2.00 you can't beat free. Make sure you print 2!

Save $1.50 off any Fresh Express Salads

This awesome printable coupons also comes with a great recipe.
Print this high dollar coupon that is good until 12/31/10 so you have plenty of time to use the coupon!

Fekkai Hair Care Sample

I love to get to try new shampoo and what better way to get to try it then to get a free sample. There are 3 items to chose from!
Please Click here to request your free sample.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Sample

Check out this great free sample for Emergen C! After all you can't be a free sample!

$10 off your purchase of $25 or more

This is ones of those deals I have to share with you all. JC Penney printable coupon! $10 off your purchase of $25 or more. Good till February 27! I love shopping at JC Penney and with a great coupon it makes it just that much better!

ThermaCare Printable Coupon

I got this coupon in my inbox this evening and had to share it with my readers. Save 3.00 Dollars off 2 boxes of ThermaCare heat wraps. The coupon doesn't expire until March 17, 2010 which gives you plenty of time to use it. I love these, I have health issues and these really come in handy.

Tide Coupon and Free Sample

Last week I told you about a coupon at, Well, today on Facebook I was sent a link for a free sample and Coupon via P&G products. I love free samples and when they come with coupons it is even better. I use the Free Samples when I take our comforters to the Laundry Mat, we have a king and it doesn't fit in my washer at home. They also come in handy when your out and you have to get a load of laundry done! This website has a few other coupons and samples you can get too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Del Monte Coupon

Printable coupon $1.00 off 4 Del Monte items with the coupon they offer many different options with this coupon. Del Monte's website offers awesome recipes that will save you money and in this day in age we need to save every penny!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Free Excedrin Coupon

Get a free bottle of Excedrin when you answer the question with anything but Excedrin. If you do answer Excedrin you will get a printable coupon but will not get the coupon in the mail for a free bottle.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Finding Coupons

Coupons can be difficult to find if you don't know where to look. Even more important is how to get the coupons for items you use. The one thing I can tell you is to not purchase something just because you have a coupon for it. Only use coupons for items you use. There are several steps to finding coupons you will need.

Step 1
Get your Sunday paper if you live in a small area get the paper for the nearest large city so you can get coupons from it. Most small newspapers don't have coupons in them. I would keep them and organize them in a large expand file you will want to label the coupons with the date on the tap. This tip goes to my good friend Donna we are 2 of a kind and she is a wonderful friend.

Step 2
There are many online coupon sites that can offer great savings as well. Many of the coupons on the sites are free to print and can save good money as well.

Step 3
Magazines are also a great way to find coupons. There are many out there that have great coupons in them All You, Family Circle to name a few.

Step 4
If you can't find a coupon for an item that you use, try looking up the manufactures website. Sometimes there will be coupons you can print directly from the site. Or you can contact them and most companies will send you coupons just for enquiring.

Step 5
Before you go shopping after you have made your list, check your local sale papers and if you can get some of the lost leaders and you have coupons for them I say go for it. I am not telling you to drive all over town to save a few dollars. But if you need Chicken and you can get it for .99 cents a pound I would go over and stock up on it.

Step 6
Now you have an idea of what you need to purchase and you have your coupons ready to go it is time to match the coupon with the items and head to the store.

Happy Shopping!

Organize Your Dinners

How many people have ever sat down and organized your dinners?

This post is a How-To-Guide to organizing your dinners. The reason for organizing your dinners is because with times the way they are every cent matters and why buy something if you don't need it.

Step 1
Take inventory of what you have. This means if your starting out, to take everything out and see what you have to work with. Check your pantry, refrigerator and freezer it is best if your new at this to take everything out this will also help you organize your food supplies

Step 2
Figure out how many meals you will need to make and how many people you need to feed. This will depend on how often you can go shopping. I shop for 2 weeks at a time and I feed 4 people and 7 animals.

Step 3
Once you have step 1 and 2 complete, take out your calendar and figure out what you will serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner for that time period. The amount of meals may change because your children may eat lunch at school some of the time or your spouse may take a day out of the week that they may eat out for lunch.

Step 4
The most important step in this process is work with what you have first. For example you have enough chicken for 6 meals make sure you do not purchase any more until you have used what you have first.

Step 5
There are staples in every household. What the staples may be will change from family to family. Some basic staples are flour, sugar, salt, pepper, corn meal, milk and bread. These may not be your staples but they give you an idea.

Step 6
Most families use about 20 to 30 different recipes on average. I recommend you looking at those recipes and figure out ways to change them up using the same ingredients. This makes it look and feel like a change without extra cost.

Step 7
Now your armed with what you need to purchase at the grocery store. Make a list and include everything you need on that list. The most important thing is to take the list with you to the store and only get what is on the list.

I will post another How-To-Guide on locating the coupons needed and how to shop for what you need and save big bucks while you do it.

Free Bare Minerals Sample from JC Penny's

What an awesome coupon print this coupon and take it to
JC Penny and get free 14 day supply of Bare Minerals! Thanks to Heather at Freebies4moms for heads up on this awesome sample!

Tide Coupon

Good evening all,

I found a great coupon off Tide I wanted to share with my readers. There is only a few things I can tell you that I am a brand snob about and Tide is one of them. Tide takes great care of our clothes and keeps them in tip top shape.

Very Cold Day in DC

It is a very cold here in Washington DC today, picture here is our out door fire pit, can't even tell what it is from this picture. We are having our 2nd blizzard today which gives me the chance to make Chili. It is actually my husband's recipe but I wanted to share it because it is so yummy!
1 pound of lean meat (I am using hamburger because it is what I already have)
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 cup of onions
1 can kidney beans
1 can of black beans
1 can of chili starter beans
Fry meat drain add everything in the crock pot for 3 hours.
If you want to get really frugal you can use dry beans but honestly that takes a lot of time, and everything for this meal the way I cook it cost about 3.50 and it feeds a family of 4 with one teenager and another child I can't keep full.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Get 1.00 off coupon when you purchase 8 of any combination Yoplait Products! Special thanks to Bearable Deals for heads up on the awesome coupon!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chicken Fajitas Recipe

3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Get Chicken Breats that are on the bone and do it yourself
it is worth a little extra work for price of .99 a pound)

4-6 Flour Tortillas (You can make them from scratch but they are cheap enough if you don't
have time just buy them.)

****make a note you can use whatever you have the frig for filling***

1 medium onion chopped thin
1 green pepper chopped thin

2 teaspoons of Canola Oil
Pinch of lemon juice
Pinch of Soy Sauce
Half a package of Taco Season
*****if you don't have this already work with what you do have to make the same taste*****
For Example:
  • Chile Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Onion Power
Heat in a frying pan serve the Tortillas warm.

For Sides and extras
Serve Black Beans on the side
for the fajitas

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Freebie Alert

Ok so everyone knows how much I love samples! Well here is one I saw on TV tonight and wanted to share Uniball Super Ink! Make sure you get yours after all free is always good.

Cutting Back and Not Realizing It

Cutting back is hard to do when you notice cutting back. But what if there were ways you could cut back without even realizing.

There are simple ways to cut back on items you use everyday without feeling like you don't have enough. I am not going to tell you the simple ones everyone knows and to be honest I am not sure how well the noticable ideas work.

Well, this is how I look at it...

The idea of cutting back doesn't mean you have to never eat meat again or you must bake everything including bread. Cutting back can also mean on time while cooking. Lets say you have had a long and tiring day and the last thing you want to do is to cook dinner. Well, in my house there is always option 2. It could be a quick home-made pizza ready in 20 minutes or it could be and yes I am saying it chicken strips and tater tots. Even with an expensive ready done dinner is still 75% cheaper than eating out.

Breaking up by price:
home-made Pizza cost me to make 2 about 3.00
Chicken strips and tator tots still only cost about 4.50

Either way I go, I am saving over 20 dollars because I am not going thru the drive thru at some fast food place and getting a heart attack in a bag. I will add recipes for some of my fast and frugal dinners here on my blog in the next few days.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

USDA Amount on Food

I realize this is a little of my normal topic but I came across a USDA webite site talking about how much a family of a certain size should spend x amount per week or month.

Here are my findings
1994 a couple of 2 in 20-40's should spend 81.70 and per month 345.30
2009 a family of 4 should spend 182.00 a week on grocery or 788.70

We are a family of 4 with 7 animals and mine isn't even close to that!

What is everyone else spending?

Kellogs Deal on Cereal

Arm yourself with Coupons on this awesome offer! You can find the coupons here at Red Plum... I printed mine today and they don't expire until March awesome!
Keep your eyes open for the box with the $10 Bonus Bucks when you purchase 3 of them. Make sure you don't miss this one, it doesn't expire until September! Once you get everything sent it, it will take about 6 weeks to get your bonus bucks in the mail.

Printable Coupon off Gold Fish

Remember you can print this coupon 2 times just hit the back button. I love saving money on my childrens favorite snacks. Don't for get to get your coupons for GoldFish!
Busy! Ok, I know I haven't posted in a while but I am back in full force. I have chosen to stop working it is starting to interfere with my family and my health and I have come to the fact that can't happen.

I wanted to share with you a good cheap breakfast idea that was a big hit!

1 can cheap biscuits I get mine for .59 cents
1 cup sugar

Cut the biscuits into small bits
Cook in oil for about 2 minutes
Then roll in Sugar and Cinnamon

You can serve them with cream icing or not they are awesome!