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!