Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Denny's Printable Coupon: 20% off Entire Check

At participating Denny's restaurants, take 20% off your entire check via this printable coupon. Enter your ZIP code in the restaurant locator to find a participating restaurant near you. Some restrictions apply. Coupon expires September 17.

Thanks to dealnews.com for this tip.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Free Music to Download!

Here are some great new tunes! If you watch the show Haven, this is one of the bands that is frequently used.

Lovesick - Sweet Talk Radio
Ballad of Hank Williams - Sweet Talk Radio
Better at You - Sweet Talk Radio
Let Me Come Over - Sweet Talk Radio
Where Were You - Sweet Talk Radio
Leaving for Memphis - Sweet Talk Radio
My Hallelujah - Sweet Talk Radio
Rain Cloud - Sweet Talk Radio
Labor of Love - Sweet Talk Radio
Dotted Lines - Sweet Talk Radio
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Sweet Talk Radio

Here are a few others:
(Get quickly as these change frequently!)
Frankie & Albert - Jack Johnson
Our Love is Easy - Melody Gardot
After All - Sondre Lerche

Menu Plan Monday 8/29/11

Monday: Penne with Ricotta & Bacon
Tuesday: Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Wednesday: Hamburger Hobos
Thursday: Veggie Shepherd's Pie
Friday: Potato Salmon Patties & Vegetables
Saturday: Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Dump Chicken
Sunday: Navy Bean Soup & Homemade Bread

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kids eat FREE at IKEA September 3-5!

September 3-5, 2011, 2011, Kids choose one combo meal valued at $2.49. Children under 12 only. Child must be present. Limit one combo meal per child. No purchase necessary. Participation varies. Not valid at IKEA Houston, IKEA Stoughton or IKEA Direct. Chicken Tenders and French Fries not available at IKEA Carson. See your local store for details.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

JC Penney $10 off of $25

Go HERE to print your $10 off of $25 coupon which is good on Friday and Saturday, August 26th and 27th. You can also use the coupon code GOTASALE online. I suggest going through ebates to also get 6% cash back.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For the Locals: National Folk Festival in Nashville

Nashville, TN September 2-4, 2011
Free Admission
Location: Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

One of the most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of the arts, the National Folk Festival, is coming to Nashville for a three-year tenure beginning in September of 2011. The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the organization that created and has produced the National Folk Festival since 1934, recognized Nashville's unique cultural assets and strong community spirit in choosing Nashville as the National Folk Festival Host City for 2011, 2012 and 2013, the festival's 75th anniversary year.

A large-scale three-day outdoor event presented free to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features a broad array of music and dance performances, participatory dancing, workshops, children's activities, regional and ethnic foods, storytelling, parades, craft exhibits and demonstrations, and more. A "movable feast of the deeply traditional folk arts," the National Folk Festival brings a jubilant and dizzying array of offerings that appeal to audiences of all ages.

Go HERE for more information.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 8/22/11

Monday: Cajun White Beans & Rice
Tuesday: Crockpot Sausage & Peppers
Wednesday: Chicken, Vegetables & Yellow Rice
Thursday: Chipotle Lime Black Bean Soup & Cornbread
Friday: Spicy & Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Saturday: Meatza
Sunday: Egg Salad Sandwiches & Fruit Salad

Banana Nutmeg Mini-Muffins Recipe

These make great snacks for the kids! It's also an excellent way to use up those over ripe bananas.

Banana Nutmeg Mini-Muffins
from About.com


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mashed bananas, very ripe
1/3 cup oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat miniature muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and allspice. Mix well.

Beat the egg in a small bowl. Add the buttermilk, Banana, and oil. Mix well. Add to the dry ingredients. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Immediately remove muffins from the pan. Serve warm.

Note: I doubled the recipe and filled my tins up to the rim and used five mini-muffin pans with that amount.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aldi Deals

Aldi's best deals are generally the fruit and vegetables. Prices are good through August 23rd.

Seedless Watermelon, 2.99 ea

Nectarines, .25 ea

Red or Green Grapes, .99 per lb

Peaches, .25 ea

Rolling Utility Cart, 14.99 (great for carting sports equipment, chairs, etc around)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-By-Month

from About.com

An easy way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy what's in season. Here's a guide to help you identify the best produce deals month-by-month:

oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, papayas, cabbages: red, white and green; leeks, broccoli, cauliflower

oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, lemons, papayas, broccoli, cauliflower

pineapples, mangoes, broccoli, lettuce

pineapples, mangoes, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce

cherries, pineapples, apricots, okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce

watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, corn, lettuce

watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, green beans, lettuce

watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuce

grapes, pomegranates, persimmons, eggplants, pumpkins, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce

cranberries, apples, pomegranates, grapes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce

cranberries, oranges, tangerines, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach

pears, oranges, tangelos, grape fruit, tangerines, papayas, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower

Always a Good Deal

bananas, potatoes, celery

Monday, August 15, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 8/15/2011

Monday: Burritos
Tuesday: Crock Pot Ham Bean Soup
Wednesday: Spinach Casserole
Thursday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Friday: Shepherd's Pie & Baked Apples
Saturday: Beef & Cabbage Bake
Sunday: Pizza

Friday, August 12, 2011

For the Locals: Live on the Green!

Live On The Green is a "FREE" 6 week concert series that takes place at Public Square Park near City Hall (Courthouse). The stage is set up on the steps of the Plaza and the crowd gathers in the grassy area of Public Square Park to watch performances from local, regional and national artists. Parking is only $3 in the parking garage located directly under Public Square Park. Food and beverages will be available for purchase each night, as well as VIP Tickets - which include beverages, food and exclusive viewing areas.

Each night will consist of 4 performances with the first starting around 5:30 pm and the Headliner wrapping up around 10:30 pm.

Download the new Live On The Green iPhone application for the festival schedule, important announcements, ability to vote in the playlist poll on music during the show, and submit photos taken at the show!

Here are the upcoming performances:

5:00 pm - Site Performer - TBA
6:00 pm - Marie Hines
7:30 pm - Will Hoge
9:00 pm - The Nashville Symphony with K.S. Rhoads

5:00 pm - Site Performer - TBA
6:00 pm - Opening Act - TBA
7:30 pm - Rumba
9:00 pm - Los Lonely Boys

5:00 pm - Site Performer - TBA
6:00 pm - Moon Taxi
7:30 pm - The Dirty Guv'nahs
9:00 pm - Robert Randolph & The Family Band

5:00 pm - Site Performer - TBA
6:00 pm - Opening Act - TBA
7:30 pm - Edwin McCain
9:00 pm - Ten Out of Tenn

5:00 pm - Site Performer - TBA
6:00 pm - Rayland Baxter
7:30 pm - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
9:00 pm - Brett Dennen

5:00 pm - Site Performer - TBA
6:00 pm - Opening Act - TBA
7:30 pm - Second Act - TBA
9:00 pm - Here Come the Mummies

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles 8/10 - 8/16

Harris Teeter will have their Super Doubles starting Wednesday! Check out Hot Coupon World for a starter list of great deals!

Friday, August 5, 2011

For the Locals: How to Train Your Dragon at Downtown Library Tomorrow

My kids love this movie!

Nashville Public Library
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Time: 12:30 pm
Price: Free
Event Website

Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding traditions of heroic dragon slayers.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Things You Can Do With Junk...

Albert & Joey, 0036

Albert enjoys his job as editor because he gets paid to correct other people's grammar errors. He solves a New York Times crossword puzzle every day. Joey is his faithful companion, and Albert plans to take him to visit Riverside, Iowa, future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk.

Principal Parts: Albert - Antique tobacco tin, candlesticks, tin plate, coffee grinder burr collar, tongs, oil funnel, metal cup, and various nuts and bolts. Joey – GI Joe lunch box, candy molds, strainer, spring, chain, vintage 1957 Kodak Medallion 8 movie camera and various nuts and bolts.

Try Sam's Club Free for 3 Days!

Check out Sam’s Club for FREE on August 5-7th. No coupon is required. You will not have to pay the 10% service fee either! Enjoy three days FREE!

Better yet, it is tax free weekend in Tennessee at the same time!

Cheap Backpacks at Walgreens!

This week High Trails or Anchorage Backpacks are 9.99 BOGO. If you purchase some of the Register Reward Products first, you can get an even better deal.

I checked out twice.

Here is what I did:


Bioglan Kids Smart Omega Vitamins, $7.00

Crayola Washable Markers, $2.00

2 Nature Made Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc with Vitamin D, 5.49 BOGO
-(2) $2/1 Nature Made Calcium Magnesium Zinc, 100 ct, Answers at Walgreens: Vitamins & Supplements booklet (found this trip)
Final Price: .75 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 26.80
Coupons: $4.00
OOP: $11.83 (Saved 56%)
Received: $7 (Biogen) and $2 (Crayola) in Register rewards


2 Backpacks, 9.99 BOGO
Final Price: 4.99 ea

-$7 RR
-$2 RR

Total before sales: 19.98
Sales: 9.99
Coupons: 9.00
OOP: $1.91 (Saved 90%)

Sales Tax Holiday in Tennessee Starts Tomorrow!

2011 Sales Tax Holiday: August 5 – 7

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 am on Friday, August 5th and ends Sunday, August 7th at 11:59 pm. Tax-free items include clothing priced at $100 or less, school supplies priced at $100 or less, and computers priced at $1,500 or less. An overview of all tax-exempt items may be found HERE.
If you have questions, you may call 1-800-342-1003 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm).

For the Locals: Mayor’s First Day Festival Aug 7th

Sunday, August 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Join Mayor Karl Dean for this free community celebration as we welcome the beginning of a new school year with entertainment, educational activities, informational booths, and school supplies. The event will take place at the Bridgestone Arena and doors open at 2:00 p.m. All Metro Nashville Public Schools students are invited to attend. Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Please bring a canned item to the event for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The most needed items are canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, canned beans, rice, and cereal.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aldi Deals this Week

Here are the best deals at Aldi this week! It's a great time to stock up on blueberries. They are easy to freeze. Just put the whole box in a baggie and put in the freezer.

Bananas, .44 per lb
Blueberries, .99 per pint
Strawberries, .99 per 16-oz clam shell
Cantaloupe, .99 ea
Red Grapes, .99 per lb
Chicken Wings, 4 lb frozen, 6.79

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

For the Locals: Big Band Dancing

Big Band Dancing at Centennial Park!

Live music and FREE ballroom dance lessons sponsored by Dance World. Dance lessons from 7:00-7:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. each night of the dances. Held in Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2598 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. Centennial Café will sell snacks and beverages. Bring your own lawn chairs. For more information, please call 862-8424.

August 6: Paul Ross Big Band
August 13: Lynn Beal Big Band
August: 20: The Usual Suspects
August 27: The Moonlighters

Monday, August 1, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 8/1/2011

Monday: Sausage, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes & Whole Wheat Rice
Tuesday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Wednesday: Ranch Beans & Steamed Vegetables
Thursday: Crockpot Peanut Chicken
Friday: Navy Bean Soup & Homemade Bread
Saturday: Meatloaf & Sweet Potato Fries
Sunday: Denver Casserole