Sunday, November 30, 2008

Walgreen's $5 off of $25!


Walgreen's has a new $5 off of $25 purchase for December 1st and 2nd!
To print your Walgreen's Coupon click here!
Coupon can also be used online with coupon code FROSTED (expires December 2, 2008)!

Don't forget you can use this coupon at Publix!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sick of Turkey...Ordered Pizza!

We were heartily sick of turkey, and I was tired of cooking so we ordered pizza. Of course we've done this in the past. You know, call Papa John's, get put on hold, finally get to order and feel like you have been totally abused financially because you have to make a decision on the spot for the recited specials. This time was different! For the first time I ordered online. I had this fear that my order would be lost in their system and we would get the pizzas three days later. I am happy to report that it seemed even faster for delivery than by calling. I was even able to pay the price plus tip online. I will never call again. What is even better is that there are online coupon codes that you can use when you order (look for the tab at the top after you initiate checkout to find the page to enter the code). Now that is new! Not only is it easier to order online, it is cheaper. You can also save what you ordered to quickly reorder the next time.

Johnson & Johnson Printables!

Click here to print your Johnson & Johnson coupons. There are a number of them.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Burnt Fingers but Great Recipe!

I hosted Thanksgiving this year for my family. Everyone who comes usually brings a dish which makes it easier on the hostess. When I host, I like to provide many of our traditional family dishes and one new dish to mix it up a bit. It is usually something that if it fails miserably it is no big deal - an extra. A few weeks ago I read an article about Tumeric and what a powerful antioxidant it is. It has been said that it may help prevent and cure cancer as well as a multitude of other diseases. So I found a recipe, Pineapple Chutney, that had Tumeric in it and it sounded good. One of the ingredients is banana peppers. My husband was stopping at the store so I asked him to get me some. I have eaten banana peppers before and always thought that they were pretty tame for peppers. These were not. Unfortunately, I didn't find this out until I had already diced them by hand and put them in the pot. The first indication was that the tips of my fingers were tingling. Then they were burning. Really burning. This went on all day. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner with burning hands is miserable! I tried milk, sour cream, lotion, aloe vera, lidocaine, hand sanitizer, ice and Advil. The only thing that put a dent in the pain was Advil, which I took like clockwork because I knew the instant it was leaving my system! On a good note, the recipe was a total success. It wasn't even that spicy. I think the vinegar and the several hours of cooking really tamed it. The men particularly liked this. I will definitely make it again, only I will wear gloves the next time when dicing the pepper!

Pineapple Chutney


Ingredients:
2 cans (20 oz. each) pineapple tidbits, drained
4 cups diced onion
3 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups golden raisins or dried diced apples
2 cups vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons mustard seed
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
4 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 medium yellow banana peppers, seeded and chopped, optional


Directions:
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until chutney reaches desired thickness. Refrigerate. Serve with meat or over cream cheese as an appetizer spread.

Makes 6 cups

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Download Oprah's Favorite Christmas Songs for Free

For the next 48 hours you can download Oprah's Favorite Christmas Songs for free! Go HERE.

CVS Thanksgiving and Black Friday Circular

Check out the deals here. Their sale starts on Thanksgiving day! They have a number of things free after ECBs. If you have not got into the drugstore game, this is a great time to jump in! Remember, you get the full ECBs even if you use a coupon to lower your cost - making money!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Folding Princess Castle on Sale

The Melissa & Doug Wooden Folding Princess Castle is currently on sale at Amazon for $57.67 (saving 42%) and ships for free with super saver shipping. This toy has 5 Star ratings on many sites and sells for $99 at Toys R Us.

Tasty Tuesday: Hash Brown Casserole

This is one of our favorites and will be cooked sometime during the holiday. It can either be a side or a great breakfast. When I was younger, I worked in DC for a Congressman. This was his wife's recipe, though I have found it in many places. It is very simple, using crushed cornflakes as topping, but really good! To make it fast, I buy a frozen packet of onions with green/red peppers from the store's freezer section (usually less than $1). I also put just the hash browns in the oven to cook for about 10 minutes while I mix up the rest. My husband says it tastes better.

Hash Brown Casserole

Ingredients:
32 oz thawed hash browns
2 large chopped onions
2 cans cream of chicken soup
12 oz. sour cream
1 stick melted margarine
1 cup crushed corn flakes
2 cups grated cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°. Place hash browns in a 9x13 baking dish. Drizzle melted margarine over hash browns. Mix cream of chicken, chopped onion & sour cream. Pour over potatoes. Top with grated cheese. Cover with crushed corn flakes. Bake at 350° F for 45 minutes.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saved 64% at Publix 11/23/08

Sorry, no pictures today. I am going nuts too busy trying to get ready for Thanksgiving! I had a few things to pick up for the holiday so I took advantage of the sales. I actually did not do as well as I usually do because I bought a few things not on sale and did not have matching coupons for them (crazy, I know). Check out Fiddledeedee for other Publix Super Savers (some great pictures)! The last time I was at Publix, they encouraged me to use my Kroger coupons (mailed to me and catalinas). So I tried it out this trip. They rang up just fine.

Here are my buys:

10 Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice, 1.59, BOGO
-5 IP Qs BOGO (These are the ones I talked about here)
Final Price: Free

10 Martha White Corn Muffin Mix, 2 for .99
- $5/10 Q from Publix Thanksgiving Flyer (see here)
Final Price: -.005 overage each

10 Bird's Eye Sweet Kernel Corn, 1.79, 50% Off
-10 MF Qs .35/1, doubled
Final Price: .20 each

1 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce, .85
-1 Kroger MF Catalina $1/1
Final Price: -.15 overage

4 Bird's Eye Steam and Serve, $2.89, 50% Off
-2 MF Qs $1/2
Final Price: .95 each

2 Bird's Eye Steam Fresh Broccoli, 1.79, 50% Off
-2 MF Qs .50/1, doubled
Final Price: .40 each

2 Birds Eye Voila Meals, 4.69, BOGO
-2 MF Qs $1/1
Final Price: 1.35 each

4 Carnation Evaporated Milk, on sale .99
-2 MF Qs .50/2, doubled
Final Price: .49 each

SB Cooking Spray, 2 for $5
-2 MF Qs $1/1
Final Price: 1.50 each

3 Sargento Cheese, 2.50
-Kroger MF Q $1.50/2
-Kroger MF Q $1/1
Final Price: 1.67 each

Tyson Chicken Nuggets, 3.89
-1 MF Q .55/1
Final Price: 3.34

2 Bags Cranberries, 2.99, BOGO
Final Price: 1.49 each

Apples, 2.13
-Kroger Q $1 off of $3 Produce Purchase (cranberries other portion of $3)
Final Price: 1.13

2 Breakstone Sour Cream, on sale .99
-2 Publix Qs from booklet at front of store $1/1 (found out later, this coupon should be for larger size, but rang anyway)
-Kroger MF Q $1/2
Final Price: -.51 overage

Kellogs Corn Flakes, 2.49
-1 MF Q .75/1
Final Price: 1.74

4 Coke 12 packs, 4.00 each
-Publix Q B3G1
-Kroger Q $1.50 off of $10 soft drink purchase
Final Price: 2.63 each

Unbleached Bread Flour, 3.29
-Kroger Q .75/1
Final Price: 2.54

Publix Bleach, 2.00
-Penny Item
Final Price: .01

Phil Cream Cheese, 1.25 (4 for $5 sale)

Purity Egg Nog, 2.49

Publix Kidney Beans, .89

Publix Hash Browns, 2.69

5 Publix Cat Food, 5/$1.99

1 Alpo, .75

Publix Seasoning, 1.29

- $5/50 Piggly Wiggly Coupon from the Entertainment Book

Total Before Coupons/Sales: $143.01
Sales: 42.75
Coupons: 50.10
Taxes: 6.58
OOP: 52.16 (saved 64%)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Harry Potter Boxed Set of 6 Books for $29.72



Go to Scholastic for this great deal!

  • Use 15% off + Free Shipping Scholastic Store coupon code AFFGIFT

  • Harry Potter's first six years at Hogwarts are boxed together in handy paperback editions. A terrific gift for established fans and brand new Harry Potter readers alike. Set includes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    Nintendo DS B2G1 at Amazon Today!

    If you have a Nintendo DS game player in your house, you know how much those little games can cost. Today, Amazon's deal is buy 2 get 1 free. Add three (3) qualifying games from the list to your cart, make your purchase, and you will qualify for a free game. The price of the least expensive qualifying game that you add to your cart will be deducted from your total order at the end of the checkout process. Each title in a qualifying order must be unique. All qualifying products must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com. Offer may not be combined with other offers, including promotional certificates, and this promotion may only be redeemed once per customer. Get them quick!

    ECB Deals at CVS 11/23-11/29

    Check out Common Sense with Money for some great deals at CVS this week!

    Great Post on Grocery Spending

    Check out the post at Savings Makes Cents for great information on realistic estimates of what you should be spending on groceries, etc. each month. Wonderful information. For what the government thinks you should be spending, check out my post here.

    Saturday, November 22, 2008

    Easy Cherry Cobbler

    This is an easy and yummy recipe that can be served as a dessert or breakfast. It will be one of the desserts at our house for Thanksgiving. It is even better with ice cream!

    Easy Cherry Cobbler

    1 lg. can crushed pineapple
    1 can cherry pie filling (blueberry is very good as well)
    1 pkg. butter yellow cake mix
    1 stick butter
    1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)
    Cool Whip or whipped cream or ice cream

    Spray 9 x 13 x 2 Pyrex baking dish with Pam. Slice butter into thin pats. Put pineapple, juice and all in bottom of dish. Add pie filling and mix with pineapple. Sprinkle cake mix over all, then evenly distribute pats of butter over cake mix. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Serve with Cool Whip or ice cream.

    Friday, November 21, 2008

    Danish Cucumber Salad "AGURKESALAT"

    I was at Aldi this afternoon getting ready for Thanksgiving. Just so you know, they have beautiful smoked, fully cooked, Butterball turkeys for $1.69 per pound. They also have spiral sliced ham for $1.49 per pound. While I was there I found some really fresh looking cucumbers at .79 each. It reminded me of a great dish we frequently make for family meals and holidays. I grew up with this tempting foreign dish as I am half Danish (not the pastry, but that's good too!). It has a light sweet tart flavor that is a nice compliment to all the heavy dishes that you make for Thanksgiving. You can slice the cucumber in a variety of ways. I have even used my julienne peeler and it comes out great. It is very easy to make! Increase the ingredients for larger crowds. This is generally the right amount for 2-3.

    Danish Cucumber Salad "AGURKESALAT"

    1 Long English Cucumber
    3 tsp. salt
    2 TB. white vinegar
    2 TB. water
    1 TB. sugar
    Pinch of Pepper


    Directions:
    Wash and thinly slice the cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and press (10 minutes) between two plates. Prepare marinade by boiling the vinegar, water, sugar and pepper together and allow to cool. Drain excess liquid from cucumbers and add to marinade. Refrigerate for two hours before serving.

    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    One of Our Holiday Favorites: Broccoli Salad

    Broccoli Salad

    Description:
    It is hard to believe that this combination makes such an incredible dish. It is a favorite of ours and one of the few times that I like raisins. You can use turkey bacon and light Miracle Whip if you prefer a lighter version. For a festive change you can also add dried cranberries.

    Ingredients:
    8 slices bacon
    1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
    4-5 green onion stalks, chopped (red onion also works great)
    1/2 cup raisins (dark or golden)
    3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons white sugar
    1 cup Miracle Whip
    1/2 cup sunflower seeds

    Directions:
    1 Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    2 In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate preferably for at least two hours.
    3 Before serving, toss salad with crumbled bacon and sunflower seeds.

    You Know You Are Obsessed When...

    You know you are obsessed with blogging when you dream about it!

    When I was younger in undergrad, I was the kind of student who around finals would always have one of those dreams where you discover that you had registered for a class at the beginning of the semester and had forgotten about it, had not attended a single class, could not drop it now, and the only chance at passing the class was to ace the final. I would wake up heart pounding racking my brain to remember registration day! Later when I was working as a payroll executive for a national payroll company and was responsible for paying our biggest customer (over 30,000 people), I would spend all day making calculations. After getting home late, I would fall into bed exhausted and then my day would continue. I would dream about those calculations all night. I would wake up exhausted and feeling jipped because I didn't get a break!

    Last night, I dreamed that I was sitting at my desk at work, and a courier showed up for my signature. Apparently some major corporation needed my release to publish something that I wrote. It took me a few minutes to switch from work thought to blog thought and realize that the courier was talking about a funny post that I had done months ago which mentioned one of their products and they wanted to use it as an example in a Quarterly report that would go out to many, many locations in their big company. Even the courier laughed at what I had said. I was instantly flattered that I had provided something important to a company and that someone there actually read what I wrote! Of course, I signed. This funny dream unfortunately ended at this point as my son had an accident and came and woke me up so I could change his clothes. It was pleasant while it lasted...

    So what do you dream about?

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Free Cake Mix and Sour Cream at Publix This Week

    Thanks to Homeschooling Four for the information. Check out her site for other great Publix deals this week.

    Duncan Hines Cake Mix (bogo @ $1.99/2)
    Use 2 $1/1 from SS 11/9
    Makes them FREE!

    Breakstone Sour Cream ($.99)
    Use $1/1 from Publix Winter Family Savings Mag.
    Makes them FREE!

    You could make this:


    "This recipe is great for both yellow and chocolate flavored cakes! It makes a light, fluffy, and SERIOUSLY moist cake."



    Ingredients:

    1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
    ingredients on back of cake mix package
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 cup sour cream
    1/8 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

    Directions:
    Make the batter following the directions on the box, EXCEPT replace 2 teaspoons water with an equal amount of vanilla. Fold in sour cream. Bake according to directions given for baking a bundt cake. Cool on rack, place on serving plate, and dust with confectioners sugar.



    WFMW: My Coupon Organizer!

    I have had several people stop me in the store recently to ask to see my coupon binder for ideas, so I thought I would share. First, let me tell you, I have tried every kind of organizer. I have used envelopes (fall apart), file folders (too bulky), boxes (too ugly), CD cases (actually worked pretty good but too small now), trading card page pockets (utterly annoying to me), and even just paper clips (lost in purse). I have been on a quest to find something that works for me. My goals were to have something that did not make me look like some crazed couponer in the store, did not let stuff fall out, easy to put coupons in, easy to take expired out, big enough and easy to carry.

    Let me also explain that even though I would take my coupons in the store on occasion, generally I already have my trip planned out and the correct coupons extracted from my binder before going in the store. I have very limited shopping time so I have to be exact (which really saves me money). This means that having the trading card page pockets was overkill for me (and I could not stand the time it took to stuff each individual pocket). It is great for someone who wants it all laid out visually for a more leisurely shopping trip. I can have my sections as a stack of coupons that I sort through and it works for me.

    So I waited for one of those great coupons for Office Max - $15 off of $50. This is what I purchased:


    It is a Case-It binder (about $8 on sale) with shoulder strap and velcro closing. When carrying it into the store, at just a glance it looks like a purse (avoiding the crazed couponer image).


    This is what it looks like from the side. It fits easily into a shopping cart child's seat. It slims down at the beginning of the month.


    For the pockets, I used those pencil pockets (.59 each - I bought 40) that zip up (nothing falls out). I also write the section topic on the upper right hand corner in permanent marker so that I can easily go to the right section (in alphbetical order). The great thing about these pencil pockets is that they open on the right side which makes it really easy to take your coupons out in the store if you found that amazing sale while your binder is resting on its side in the shopping cart.

    In the back I have pockets for my major shopping stores and their specialized coupons:


    There is even a folder area that I can put inserts or coupon policies:


    In the front I have a pocket made of material to keep my scissors and paper clips ($1 on sale):


    Here are my sections that have evolved over time:

    Baby
    Bake
    Batteries, Etc.
    Bread/Salad
    Box
    Can
    Candy
    Cereal
    Clean House
    Clean Laundry
    Dairy
    Drinks
    Frozen Salty
    Frozen Sweet
    Health Vit (Vitamins)
    Health Med
    Hy-Body (Hy is Hygiene - I wanted to keep all these sections together as they are in the store.)
    Hy-Deo
    Hy-Feminine
    Hy-Hair
    Hy-Make-up
    Hy-Shaving
    Hy-Teeth
    Meat
    Plastic & Paper
    Pet
    Sauces
    Snack - Salty
    Snack - Sweet
    Snack - Wet

    Then Store Sections:
    CVS
    Rite Aid
    Walgreens
    Kroger
    Publix
    Harris Teeter
    Other

    Finally, with my $50 purchase, I also bought a an X-Acto Paper Cutter which really saves me a ton of time. Thus, I paid about $35 for my system and it works great for me. For more WFMW tips, head over to Rocks in My Dryer!

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    Easy Cranberry Salad

    Looking for something easy to make at Thanksgiving? This is one of our favorite holiday dishes. It's tasty, easy and does not require any cooking. It goes great with turkey.




    Cranberry Salad


    Ingredients:
    1 lb bag of cranberries, rinsed
    1 large unpeeled orange, quartered
    1 large unpeeled red apple, quartered
    1 can (1 lb) crushed pineapple
    1.5 - 2 cups sugar

    Directions:
    Grind apple, orange (including peel), and cranberries in food processor.

    Add pineapple and sugar to other fruit. Mix together in large bowl.
    Refrigerate 2 hours.

    Del Monte Fruit Printables

    $1.00 off any 1 (one) DelMonte® Citrus Bowl, Orchard Select®, or SunFresh® Refrigerated Glass Jar, or any 2 (two) Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® products.

    Save 10% on Entire Order at TractorSupply.com

    Save 10% on Entire Order at TractorSupply.com. This is good until November 23rd. Use promo code HAPPY HOLIDAYS at checkout. If you give them your email, you will get $5 off your next purchase. If you spend $50, shipping is free. They have some great toys, especially the riding variety.

    Sweet!....Restaurant.com 80% off sale!

    Check out Southern Savers for the details. If you like trying new restaurants and don't have much money to spend, this is a great way to eat out! Whenever we travel, I get a few certificates, and it has always worked out great. You can print them right from your computer.

    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Some Great Coupon Codes

    Borders:
    40% off list price on one book with $20 purchase: DMB5387A Expires 11/25

    Parent Teacher Store:
    $10 off $50 Purchase: 0634f92738b4
    25% off one item in 2008-2009 Gift Guide: a33d7acfcaa8
    Both expire 12/24

    Kindercare Store Discount 20%

    If you are interested in ordering educational toys/curriculum, Kindercare has some great stuff. If you use FALLPROMO or KLCHOLIDAY at check out, you can get 20% off.

    Money Maker at Publix - Betty Crocker Frosting

    Yesterday I had to get supplies for baking a cake for a competition in Cub Scouts. I stopped at Publix with my coupons not knowing what I would find. Currently, they have Betty Crocker Cake and Frostings on sale BOGO. Frosting costs 1.47. From a recent insert, I had .50/1 MF Q. If you use two coupons on two frostings you will make .53 in overage. I did this on six cans of frosting and it worked great. I did not have any coupons on the cake mixes but even so, the price was right and since the overage from the frostings paid for several of them, I bought some. I recommend stocking up if you have any Betty Crocker coupons.

    American Girl Books on Sale!

    Check out Coupon Geek for this great sale and free shipping. If you have a girl to buy for at Christmas, this could be just what Santa ordered!

    Sunday, November 16, 2008

    CVS Trip 11/16/08

    Don't you just love the pink tablecloth! It was leftover from my daughter's birthday party. I finally found the CVS $5/2 Duracell coupons in the toy section if any one is looking for them when they go shopping.

    Total Value: 165.32 (before sales and coupons)
    ECBs Spent: 19.43
    OOP: 28.93
    ECBs Earned: 69.48
    Profit: $21.12

    Transaction 1:

    5 Garnier Nutritioniste Detoxifying Gel Cleanser, regularly 5.99, on sale 3.00
    - 5 MF Qs $1/1

    2 Duracell AAA 8 pack, regularly 8.49, on sale 5.99
    -2 MF Qs .75/1
    -CVS Q $5/2

    2 Duracell AA 4 pack, 5.29
    -2 MF Qs .75/1
    -CVS Q $5/2

    L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium, 15.99
    -1 MF Q $1/1

    -$10/50 CVS Coupon
    -$16 ECBs

    Total before sales/coupons: 79.12
    OOP: $10.18
    ECBs Earned: 35.99 (L'Oreal, 15.99, Garnier, 5, Duracell, 15)


    Transaction 2:

    2 Duracell AAA 8 pack, regularly 8.49, on sale 5.99
    -2 MF Qs .75/1
    -CVS Q $5/2

    1 Crest Pro Health, regularly 3.99, on sale 3.49
    -MF Q $1/1

    2 Parsley Seasoning, .99 BOGO

    6 Johnson & Johnson Buddies Soap, .99
    -2 MF Qs $3/3

    G&B Milk Chocolate, 5.49
    -CVS Q $3/1

    Glade Plugins Refills Twin Pack, 3.99
    Glade Scented Oil Holder, 7.99
    -MF Q
    Receive a FREE Glade Scented Oil Holder when you buy a Glade Scented Oil Refill

    2
    Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder, 5.49
    -1 MF Q BOGO
    -1 MF Q $2/1

    2 Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder, 6.39
    -1 MF Q BOGO
    -1 MF Q $2/1

    -$10/50 CVS Coupon

    Total before sales/coupons: 75.43
    OOP: $16.47
    ECBs Earned: 18.49 (Crest, 3.49, Glade, 15.00)


    Transaction 3:

    2 Duracell AA 4 pack, 5.29
    -CVS Q $5/2

    -3.49 ECB

    Total before sales/coupons: 10.77
    OOP: 2.28
    ECBs Earned: 15.

    Sears $5 off of $30 Purchase

    Our vacuum died so I found THIS. It may help you in your Christmas Shopping as well.

    15% Off One Item at Toys R Us Coupon


    Print yours HERE! It expires 11/20/08.

    Saturday, November 15, 2008

    CVS Deal Scenario for November 16 - 22

    It seems like every time I go to CVS I get a $10/$50 CVS Coupon. I am happy to get it, but it certainly makes shopping at CVS more challenging! Here are a couple of scenarios using this coupon, both are money makers. Click to enlarge:


    Check out Money Saver Mom for more scenarios. Check out HERE to learn how to use CVS.

    Orange Sticky Buns

    I stopped at a thrift store yesterday while waiting for a doctor's appointment. Of course I gravitated toward the book section and found this very interesting cook book. It is titled South of the Fork (1987) and was produced by the Junior League of Dallas. I couldn't help but imagine all the lovely party giving women donating their favorite party recipes for this project. Anyway, I saw this recipe and thought it would be great. I suspect that it could easily be converted to a bread machine recipe. I have always loved orange rolls and have been looking for a great recipe:

    Orange Sticky Buns

    Filling
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 Tablespoons grated orange rind

    Buns
    1 envelope active dry yeast
    1/4 cup very warm water
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup sour cream
    6 Tablespoons butter, melted
    3 1/2 cups flour
    2 Tablespoons butter, melted

    Glaze
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup sour cream
    2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
    1/2 cup butter

    Directions:
    1. To prepare filling: In a small bowl, mix ¾ cup of sugar with orange rind; set aside.
    2. To prepare buns: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in ¼ cup sugar, salt, eggs, sour cream and 6 T. melted butter. Gradually add 2 cups flour; beating until dough forms.
    3. Transfer to a floured surface. Into dough, knead enough remaining flour in small amounts to make it smooth and elastic with small blisters on the surface. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place (80-85°) until double in size, about 2 hours.
    4. Preheat oven to 350° F. Punch dough down and turn out onto floured surface. Knead 15 times. Divide into 2 equal parts. Roll each part into a 12" circle. Brush circles with remaining butter. Sprinkle with orange-sugar mixture.
    5. Cut each circle into 12 pie-shape wedges. Starting at wide end, roll up wedges. Place point side down in greased 9x13" pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until almost double in size, about 1 hour.
    6. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes- or until golden brown.
    7. While buns are in the oven, prepare glaze. In a medium saucepan, mix all ingredients. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Spoon over buns while they are still warm.

    Friday, November 14, 2008

    Hooked on Phonics: Activity System on Sale

    At KB Toys

    Was: $59.99

    Sale Price: $14.99
    You Save: $45.00 (75%)

    Free Shipping!

    Restaurant.com 70% off Dining Certificates

    These are great, especially if you are traveling. Be sure to read the fine print, you usually have to purchase a certain amount when using the coupon. It can really save you a lot of money. The coupons are usually good for a year.

    70% off Dining Certificates Restaurant.com coupon code DESSERT [Exp. 11/17]
    * $25 Dining certificate $10 - 70% off coupon = $3


    Walgreen's $5 off of $20 Coupon and Scenario

    Walgreens has a $5 off of $20 purchase (must be $20 after all discounts) coupon that is good for today and tomorrow. Go HERE to print yours.

    My scenario is pretty simple as I just got my gift card (about $80) for last month's rebates and have yet to purchase this month's rebate items. Just a note, if you have never started using the Walgreen's rebates, it is really worth it and super easy. You buy the specified products, submit the receipt online (or snail mail) and they send you a gift card. It's only painful the first month! You use the gift card to buy next month's free after rebate items and have your gift card refilled (or request a new one because you lose it after you spend the money) with rebates from those items the next month. If you have coupons for any of the items, you make a profit. So once you make the first purchase, you get to reuse the same money over and over to buy new things each month. The catch is that you have to submit the receipts online and not forget. Go HERE to check out other scenarios.

    Here is what I will buy:

    $14.99 Loreal Age Perfect Procalcium Perfector
    -1 MF Q $1/1
    $6.99 Almay One Coat Mascara
    -1 MF Q $1/1
    $3.69 Milk (Just because we need it)

    Total: 23.67
    Walgreens Q: -$5
    OOP (not really): $18.67 plus tax purchased with the Walgreens Gift Card
    Rebates for next month: 14.99 + 6.99 = $21.98 plus 10% for putting it on a Walgreens Gift Card (which is great because that covers any tax on the rebate purchase)
    Profit: $3.31 and I got the milk that we needed!

    Want to see more Drugstore Savings? Visit the "Cent"sible Sawyer's Drugstore Divas!


    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Publix Trip 11/13/08

    Publix has some great sales this week as I mentioned in my shopping list. There are a number of printables that make a few items free or they pay you to leave with it. Here is how it actually went:


    3 Johnson & Johnson Buddies Soaps, 1.09
    -1 MF Q $3/3
    Final Price: .09 each

    6 Tidy Cat, regularly 2.59, on sale 2.19
    - 6 MF Qs $1/1
    Final Price: 1.19 each

    MG Tomato Sauce, .85 each
    -2 IP Qs $1/1
    Final Price: -.15 overage

    1 Honey Bunches of Oats "Just Bunches," 3.89 BOGO (you do not have to buy 2 to get sale price)
    -1 IP Q $2/1
    Final Price: -.05 overage

    4 Green Giant Veg, 10/$10
    -4 IP Qs .50/1, doubled
    Final Price: Free

    2 $25 Gift Cards
    - Publix Mailed Coupon $10/2
    Final Price: $20 each

    4 Kelloggs Frosted Flakes, regularly 3.89, on sale 1.99
    -4 IP Qs $1/1
    Final Price: .99 each

    4 Rosetta Pasta, 4.49, BOGO
    -4 IP Qs $1/1
    Final Price: $1.24 each

    2 Betty Crocker Frosting, 1.47 each BOGO
    - 2 IP Qs .55/1
    Final Price: .19 each

    -$5/30 CVS Coupon (competitor Q)

    Total: $120.89
    -$7.49 Gift Card
    Sales: 24.64
    Coupons: 41.10
    OOP: $47.67

    So I learned that Publix does take CVS $$/$$$ emailed coupons. Thus, when you get one, be sure to print two. Considering I left with groceries and two gift cards worth $50 alone, it was a good day at Publix!

    My Most Favorite Bread Recipe!

    I love baking bread. My husband and I moved around a lot when we were starting out. This meant that we were frequently having to sell our house. I would always get one of those loafs in a tube and put it in the oven before we showed the house because the smell was incredible. There is nothing more homey than the smell of bread baking. Needless to say, we never had a problem selling our house.

    I finally put bread making on my to do list for a new year's resolution a few years ago. I bought my first bread maker on sale and looked for some good recipes. I didn't just want any recipes but some that others loved and preferably were family heirloom recipes. To this day, I google online for family recipes, and I really like to find those community cookbooks at thrift stores or flea markets, often hand written and photocopied. In those you will find recipes that families love and pass down to their children. I have one from a small town in Maine from the 1950's that has the best banana bread recipe I have ever tried. The following recipe for a sweet white bread was actually from a Dad (which made it unique to me anyway). I tried it and now have it memorized. Whenever I send it to work with my husband, it disappears quickly. If you want it a little more healthy, you can use half wheat flour.

    Decadent Sweet Milk Bread

    Description:
    This makes a soft sweet loaf of bread. It can be totally made in a bread machine, however, I just used the machine to make the dough.

    Ingredients:
    1 cup of water
    ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk
    1 teaspoon of salt
    1 tablespoon of butter
    3 1/3 cups of bread flour
    2 teaspoons of yeast

    Directions:
    Put ingredients in bread machine and set for dough cycle. When complete, remove and separate into three sections. Roll each out like snakes and mesh ends together. Braid and press ends together. Place in baking dish and allow to rise for 25-30 minutes. (Here's a little trick: before braiding your bread, heat your oven to 175 degrees and then turn off. Put your braided bread in the warmed oven to rise.) Brush melted butter or egg white on top after rising. Bake at 340 for 30-45 minutes, until top is golden brown.

    Note: If you want a better crust, heat some water in the microwave in an oven safe dish until near boiling. Then put in the oven while your bread bakes.

    One can of the sweetened condensed milk will make two loaves plus. The rest would be good in coffee. I made two loaves and froze one. The milk is thick stuff and hardly pours after being in the refrigerator.

    Other great bread machine recipes:
    Cinnamon Rolls
    Amish White Bread
    White Bread (you can see the before oven and after oven pictures)

    Hawaiian Orange Cake Recipe

    I got this in a recipe exchange, and it sounded so good I wanted to share!



    Hawaiian Orange Cake


    1 Yellow Box Cake (Duncan Hines is best, but any will do)

    3 Eggs

    3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

    1 15-Ounce Can Mandarin Oranges (do not drain)


    With electric beaters, mix together the above. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake 30-minutes at 350-degrees (no more than that!)


    ICING

    1 8-Ounce Tub of Cool Whip

    1 3.5 Ounce Box of Vanilla Instant Pudding

    1 20-Ounce Can of Crushed Pineapple (do not drain)


    Beat together and spread icing on cake. Cover cake and refrigerate at least four hours before serving. Place leftover cake in the fridge, covered.

    Spiegel Clearance

    Go HERE to check out the Spiegel Clearance. There are some very nice things and great gift ideas. Free shipping using coupon code S16.

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    Sabuda And Reinhart Pop Up Book on Sale

    The Award Winning Sabuda And Reinhart Pop Up Book of Megabeasts.WAS 27.99 NOW 15.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer

    These books are written and illustrated by renowned pop-up book artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Each book has 35 pop-ups that emerge as each page is opened, revealing the subject creatures in layered, water-colored paper sculptures. Side booklets have intricate pop-ups with text explaining the physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish each species. 12 pages; ages 5 and up. Hardcover. 7 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 2" D. (1 lb.) Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Megabeasts. Explores species such as saber-toothed cats, Cenozoic marsupials, and the woolly mammoth.

    Quantities are limited!
    Free shipping on $100 using coupon code HSHOLI08

    Plan for Publix 11-12-08

    I received a great coupon from Publix this past week. It was for $10 off of two gift cards (usually $25 each). I also have a CVS coupon for $5 off of $30 that many online use at Publix (competitor Q), so I will give it a try. If that one does not work, I have a $5 off of $50 coupon for Piggly Wiggly from my Entertainment book that has worked in the past.

    There are some great Internet Printables that you can use toward Publix's sales this week. Go to Southern Savers for the links.

    Finally, if the plan works out, I will get two gift cards totalling $50 plus other items for around $40. Click to enlarge:



    Works for Me Wednesday - X-Acto Paper Cutter

    I got this a couple of weeks ago at Office Max ($24.95). It has cut my coupon clipping time down dramatically. You can see it here online. The blade is not exposed making it safer to have around children. I staple my coupons on like pages together, slide under the cutter and tada, easily and instantly done. No more scissor hands!

    For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, check out Rocks in My Dryer.

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    CVS Hidden Deal

    Check out Bargain Hunter for a current CVS Hidden Deal!

    Do you need to spend FSA money?

    Drugstore.com has either a Spongebob or Thomas Crane Humidifier for $9.99 (regularly $44.99). You will need to add it to your basket to see the price. These make great Christmas presents for new parents and if you have FSA (Flex Spending Account) money to burn, humidifiers generally count as an FSA purchase.

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    Family Christmas Letters

    You have five weeks to mail your Christmas cards and have them arrive by Christmas. Crazy. This year has gone by so fast! Every year I like to send a nice letter with my cards. Since I work, and because we have a lot of family in far flung states, we often will not see or talk to family for years. This letter, particularly for those who do not use the Internet, will be most of our communication with them. It works for neighbors that you never talk to as well. Two years ago, my next door neighbor stopped me and thanked me for my letter as she learned more about us from that one piece of paper than by living next to us for three years (it was the first year I tucked it into their card).

    I like funny letters. My cousin got a letter from her friend that she shared with me over Christmas which did nothing but talk about all their new toys and kids' accomplishments. That's okay, I suppose...but, really, who wants to read about the perfect family? I will also plagiarize if I find something really great online that fits my family and I can adapt to my style (come on, like Christmas cards are original?). There are some sites that you can go to and just fill in a few answers to questions and it will create a cute letter for you. I did that one year. If you are an online photo book maker, you can turn your Christmas letter into a .jpg and insert it into a page so you can have a history of each year for your family yearbook. So here are the last two letters in case you would like some ideas for your letter:


    Christmas 2007
    (also included pictures of the kids pasted on the page and top ten events for the year in one corner):

    Trina's Letter to Santa


    Dear Santa,

    I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor and sold Boy Scout popcorn to my coworkers to raise money. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my kids’ red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

    Here are my Christmas wishes:

    I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze, but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy aisle in the grocery store.

    I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy.

    If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music, a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking animals, and a refrigerator with a secret compartment where I can hide to talk on the phone.

    On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes, Mommy" to boost my parental confidence, along with three kids who don't fight and two pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools.

    I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Pick up your toys," and "Take your hands off your brother," because my voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the dog.

    If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container.

    If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely. It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.

    Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is calling and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back. Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold.

    Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs on the floor.

    Yours Always,

    Dr. MOM...

    P.S. One more thing...you can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children young enough to believe in Santa.



    Christmas 2006
    (also included pasted pictures around the page):

    Happy holidays, everyone!

    What a year it’s been at our house. Here is a little letter to let you know how we are doing! J is now six years old, G is three, C is two, and they love to play with each other! Just the other day, I came into the living room and heard my husband say, “J, please don’t sit on your brother’s head.”

    G’s become such a good big brother this year. He even tells “Cowee” to take small bites of food, “because if you choke,” he says, “we’ll have to go get a new baby.” Can’t you just feel the love?

    It’s amazing how much the kids have grown this year. C finally has a handful of hair and can already say about 500 words, six of which are in English. The other words are part Mandarin Chinese, part Arabic and part of a lost civilization that communicated in shrieks, grunts and drools. C also wants to learn everything, which is why she loves all her educational toys, especially the ones she can fit in her mouth. And you know what else she puts in her mouth? Dog toys. And Legos. And hair brushes. She even chewed up blue chalk. She looked like the newest member of the Blue Man Group!!!

    G is very much a big boy now, albeit a big boy who remains deathly afraid of dark bathrooms. He has learned to dress himself, and he defies the law of averages by putting on his shirt backwards 75 percent of the time. Sometimes his shirt AND pants are on backward, making him look like a devoted follower of some 90’s rap band. G’s best look: Shirt backward, pants backward, zipper down. It’s good for emergencies, I guess.

    J started Kindergarten this year and he is learning to read. He talks or whistles constantly much to the annoyance of his teacher, and he’s even learning how to rhyme. He’ll just start with a word and go from there, like when he begins with “duck,” and then “luck,” and then …well you can guess the rest. J also learned Tae Kwon Do this year and immediately showed a talent for running off from the front of the martial arts academy. He did achieve his yellow belt for which we are very proud of him, though we are encouraging him to stop practicing on his brother. I also tried to teach him how to use a pogo stick this summer but ended up only breaking my arm. At which point he said “Mom, you’re not very good at that!” and then decided that pogo sticks were not for him which was fortunate as I threw out the pogo stick. He did, however, enjoy signing my purple cast.

    Some of the year’s other developments. … Oh yes, we took a family trip to the ocean this summer. It was really fun except for C’s Poltergeist back seat puking incident on the way down. She has proven once again that milk products can not be tolerated by our children. … Our dog, Elvis, passed away this year from cancer at the age of twelve. He is still missed. Our other dog, Purdue, continues to try to steal food off of kids’ dinner plates. She also swears she knows nothing about the trash decorated house displayed so beautifully upon our arrival from work or the disappearance of all the chicken bones. … In other grand achievements this year, I drove several miles with a sippee cup on the roof of the car (thinking how nice our neighbors were for honking hello) and G discovered that if you throw a stuffed animal out the window daddy will turn the car around to retrieve it if you cry loud enough.

    We also had some really exciting moments in the family, like when we drove twelve hours to Michigan for Thanksgiving with a DVD player that cut out after only an hour of use. I have never heard so many “He/She’s touching me” and “Are we there, yet?” in my life. They did eventually all fall asleep at the same time giving them the appearance of angels for which we were thankful.

    As for A and I, not too much has changed. A’s company was bought by another company. As the company took on a number of new employees from California, there are plans to move the offices to a new building in Cool Springs which will be closer to home. A completed the flooring of our dining room and guest room and did a beautiful job! I am still working in the Criminal Justice field. The highlight of my work this year was getting to sit in on the Perry March trial (kind of like watching Jerry Springer). I did finish all my classes at the University and passed the Comp exam and will hopefully write my big paper this next year. Yeah, no school ever again! What was I thinking?!?

    That’s it for my letter. Now I’ll just wait for the holiday letters to start arriving in my mailbox so I can read about everyone’s exceptional year. If you’d like to send me yours, feel free. I love updates from family and friends. However, if your’s starts out with “My new BMW” or “He is a genius,” I may stop reading!

    All kidding aside, we are truly grateful for our entertaining, lovable kids and for great friends and family such as you. We hope you have had a great year and that next year will be even better!

    Much Love to All

    Saturday, November 8, 2008

    CVS Scenario for $10/$50 (11/9/08)

    With my last CVS trip I got a $10 off of $50 purchase coupon with my receipt. I also got a $5 off of a $20 beauty purchase in the mail a couple of days ago. So I put together a scenario that will use both. If you do a similar deal, be sure to do it either Sunday or Monday because a few of the items are only good for those two days. The OOP is before I use any ECBs that I have. Even so, I will make a profit with the ECBs earned. Click to enlarge.


    Go HERE for the St. Ives coupon. Go HERE for the Listerine coupons.

    Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    This is one of our favorite recipes. The kids love to make this together!

    Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups butter which is three sticks (no substitutes), room temperature
    1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
    2 1/3 cups sugar
    6 eggs, room temperature
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions:
    In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour; beat just until blended. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in tube pan or two meatloaf sized pans. Bake at 300 for 1-1/2 hours or until cake tests done.
    Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely.

    Friday, November 7, 2008

    Harris Teeter Again! 11/7/2008

    I couldn't resist. I had some more coffee creamer coupons that were burning a hole in my purse. The last time I stocked up on creamer was three months ago and I bought a ton. We have used every one of those so stocking up on cheap creamer now will hopefully last us another three months. They generally have very generous use by dates.

    Here is what I bought:

    3 Fleischmann's Yeast, .99
    -3 MF Qs .45/1, tripled
    Final Price: Free

    3 International Delight Coffee Creamer 32 oz, regularly 2.99, on sale 2.50
    -3 MF Qs .55/1, tripled
    Final Price: .85 each

    3 Coffee Mate 16 oz, 2.19
    -3 MF Qs .50/1, tripled
    Final Price: .69 each

    2 Sweet Sue Chicken Packets, 2.99 on sale
    -2 MF Qs .55/1, tripled
    Final Price: 1.34 each

    1 Welch's Grape Jelly, 2.39
    -1 MF Q .75/1, tripled
    Final Price: .14

    1 Eggland Large Eggs, 2.79
    - 1 MF Q .35/1, tripled
    Final Price: 1.14

    3 Sunny Delights. 2.89
    - 3 MF Qs .55/1, tripled
    Final Price: 1.24

    1 Reddi Whip Cream, 2.49
    -1 MF Q .75/1, tripled
    Final Price: .24

    1 Bisquick, 2.29
    -1 MF Q .60/1
    Final Price: .49

    3 Nestle Morsels , 2.29
    -3 MF Qs .75/1
    Final Price: .04 each

    Total: 65.03
    Sales: 7.27
    Coupons: 40.94
    OOP: 16.82 (saving 74%)

    Halloween Adult Costumes Cheap for Next Year!

    Go here and get yours for 1.99 to 3.99, regularly 39.99 to 69.99.

    Great Stocking Stuffer! Cheap!

    Wooden Slide Whistle for $0.99 + $1 Shipping
    At Miles Kimball

    $0.99 + $1 shipping using source code 10618000004 = $1.99

    Kids love creating silly sounds, imitating bird calls, and making unique "music" with our classic slide whistle! Design assures a smooth transition from low to high pitched whistling. Solid wood in assorted finish colors; we'll choose for you. Ages 3 and up. 7 3/4" x 1".

    70% Off Little Tykes Ford and Chevy Combo Pack with Figures

    Damaged box special!
    This combo packs are packaged in a retail box that has been damaged. Product is new but batteries may need to be replaced. The reviews on the product are excellent! Product normally retails at $49.99 but they are selling these for only $14.99 a savings of over $35. Limited quantity and offer is good only while supplies last so act quickly!

    •These hard-working trucks go the extra mile with heavy-duty suspensions and rugged double wide wheels.
    • Rugged plastic construction won’t wreck walls indoors, and won’t rust outdoors.
    • Push the button on the hood to hear 4 action phrases.
    • Action figure and dog included.
    • Batteries included need to be replaced. Replace with 2 “AA” alkaline batteries (not included).

    Combo pack includes one of each of the following:
    641f Ford® F-350™ Super Duty with Figures
    641g Chevy® Silverado™ with Figures

    Harris Teeter Shopping Trip 11/7/08

    My husband, who so kindly makes the coffee in the morning, said to me a few days ago, "We're down to our last bottle of coffee creamer. Maybe you should look for a deal." Good husband! So I knew just where to go. While I probably would not buy coffee creamer at Harris Teeter on a regular basis (they usually are a little more expensive) during triple coupon weekend, it becomes very cheap! Just a reminder, at least here in Nashville, if you take advantage of the triple coupon weekend, only use up to three identical coupons at a time (max of all coupons is 20 per day). The Nazi cashier and manager were carefully counting. I knew about this and was prepared.

    Here are my purchases:

    3 Fleischmann's Yeast, .99
    -3 MF Qs .45/1, tripled
    Final Price: Free (it appears that H.T. no longer gives overage)

    5 Coffee Mate 16 oz, 2.19
    -3 MF Qs .50/1, tripled
    -1 MF Q .55/2, tripled
    Final Price: .96 each

    4 International Delight Coffee Creamer 32 oz, regularly 2.99, on sale 2.50
    -1 MF Q .55/1 (they would not triple this Q as it was originally a Kroger Q though it said MFR)
    -3 MF Qs .55/1, tripled
    Final Price: 1.13 each

    3 Kraft Singles Cheese, 2.99
    -3 MF Qs .50/1
    Final Price: 1.49 each

    2 Betty Crocker Frostings, 1.89
    -2 IP Qs .55/1, tripled (the IP Q says it is not supposed to triple or double but it did)
    Final Price: .24 each

    Minute Maid 10 pack, 3.29
    -1 MF Q .75/1, tripled (also a Kroger MFR Q but it did triple)
    Final Price: 1.04

    2 Knorr Sides Plus Vegetables, 2.29
    2 MF Qs .60/1, tripled
    Final Price: .49 each

    1 Harris Teeter Insulated Tote, 5.99
    Vic Savings $1/1
    Final Price: 4.99

    3 Hungry Jack Biscuits, regularly .99, on sale .89
    -1 Blinkie Q .75/3 (did not triple, just wanted to see what would happen)
    Final Price: .64 each

    Total: $63.94
    Sales: $5.66
    Coupons: 34.68
    OOP: $23.60, saving 63%

    I learned that even if an Internet coupon says not to double/triple, it might anyway, and that blinkies that say not to double/triple do not at Harris Teeter. Also H.T. is no longer giving overage.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Urban Outfitters 25% Off Coupon Code

    Urban Outfitters has a coupon code that you can use to get 25% off of anything, including sale merchandise. It has been mentioned online that it will only be good until November 30th. They have some beautiful things on sale. The code is luckybreaks8. Happy shopping!

    KB Toys Free Shipping, Sale and Coupon Code

    KB Toys currently has free shipping on over a 1,000 items and a ton of sales. When you check out, use ETNLTR coupon code to get $5 off a purchase of $40 or more. I bought some great kid presents on sale with $5 off, no shipping and no tax. This Bob the Builder Remote Control Scrambler was marked down 50% off, originally $29.99 now $14.99, with a 4 1/2 star rating out of 5. It sure beats shopping in the crowds!

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008

    Saved 96% at Kroger!

    I was actually surprised that these items were still in stock. For the price of lunch (and what I did at lunch), $3.30 plus tax, I bought $100.11 worth at Kroger. I love this sale!

    Here is what I got:

    4 Betty Crocker Cookie Dough, on sale $2.00 each
    -4 MF Qs .40/1, doubled
    Final Price: .70 each (Final prices include the $5/10 item deal discount equating to .50 off each item)

    3 Johnson & Johnson Buddies Soap, 1.09 each (Not part of the $5/10 discount, just had a great coupon)
    - 1 MF Q $3/3
    Final Price: .09 each

    3 Bic Silky Touch Razors, 2.50 each
    -3 MF Qs $2/1
    Final Price: Free

    14 Tylenol Fast Acting and PM Varieties 20 ct, 2.50 each
    -14 MF Qs $2/1
    Final Price:Free

    3 Deer Park 3 Ltr Waters, 1.00 each
    -3 MF Qs .25/1, doubled
    Final Price: Free

    6 Hunts Tomatoes, 1.50
    -1 MF Q .40/2, doubled
    -2 IP Qs $1/2
    -1 eQ $1/5
    Final Price: .37 each

    -3 Kroger $5 off of 10 items on their list

    Total: 110.11
    Coupons: 62.47
    Sales: 28.77
    OOP: $8.87 (3.30 + 5.57 tax), Saving 96%

    My family will not need Tylenol for years! I will be donating it and putting it in Christmas stockings.