Monday, February 28, 2011

Swag Code!

This one is worth a whopping 50 Swagbucks! Solve the cryptogram? Well then search the phrase in the swag store and find the code in one of the oldies but goody prizes. ;)

Coupon Giveaway! Until 3/5/11


I have a lot of coupons that are expiring at the end of March. Instead of letting them waste space in my binder, especially since they aren't things I use I'm giving them away.

Envelope Number 1 - Mommy and Me
$2/1 Package of Huggies Diapers
$1/1 Huggies Baby Wipes 180 Ct Plus
$2/1 Pull - Ups Jumbo Pack Or Larger
$2/1 Huggies Overnites
$2/1 Huggies Little Movers
$1/2 Kids Cuisines
B4G1 Chef Boyardee
BOGO Swiss miss Pudding
$0.50/1 Aunt Jemima Frozen Break Fast Item
= $15.50 in savings :)

Envelope Number 2 - Food, Food, Food!
(2) $0.35/1 Born Free or BF Family Eggs
$0.55/1 Land O Lakes Butter with Canola or Olive Oil
$0.75/1 Ore Ida Sweet Potato Fries
$0.50/3 6 Oz Brown Cow yogurts
$0.50/2 5.3 Oz. Cup or $0.50/1 16 Oz Cup or $0.50/1 4 Oz. 4 Pack of Brown Cow Greek Yogurt
$0.50/1 32 oz brown cow yogurt
(2) $0.50/1 Hungry Man Dinners
$1/1 Mrs. Paul's Frozen Seafood Item
$1/1 Banquet Boneless Chicken
$1/1 V8 Soup
B3G1 Rotel Tomatoes
$0.50/2 Crunch N Munch
B3G1 Snack Pack Puddings
B3G1 Banquet Fruit Pies
$1/2 Reddi Wip
$1/2 Kozy Shack Puddings
$1/4 Van Camps Beans
$0.50/2 Hunts Ketchup
= $13.00 in Savings

How do YOU win these?
1st Entry - Comment on this post with your email address
2nd Entry - Have someone else visit my blog commenting here with what they like about it with both your email address and theirs. This will give them an entry as well.
3rd Entry - Comment and tell me what YOU want to see in my blog. :)

Remember make sure your email address is in each comment, so I can contact you if you win.
First winner chosen will get to pick their choice of envelope, 2nd winner will get the remaining envelope.
The winner will be chosen by This giveaway will last until Saturday March 5th at 8pm EST

Swag Bucks Code

Code worth 18 sb. Its on the homepage LOOK CLOSELY! Yummmy. :) Will expire at 3:30 pm

Swagbucks code!


Code worth 14 sb. This ones easy guys go to the homepage of Swagbucks and starting clicking from right to left on the new toolbar at the bottom of the page. Excluding of course the minnimizing option. :)

Swag Bucks Code


Code hunt! This code will start out valued at 24SB, but it will decrease 3SB every fifteen minutes! <--- Swagbucks posted this link to the video on facebook.
Its on a birthday themed video in SBTV search February Birthday at the top search bar on the SBTV page! Its in the description under the video about 20 seconds into the video. :)

Swagbucks Birthday Code


Find the code by clicking Swag Store on the far left hand side of the homepage.
Search for "birthday" in the far right hand side of the swag store.
Look for MICKEY MOUSE! :)
I found it right away.
If you got the first code you will be missing one swagbuck, swagbucks has already announced they will reimburse us for that buck by tomorrow at the latest. :)

Swagbucks Birthday!

Today's Swagbuck's birthday. Its going to be chaotic and a lot of fun. Not a swaggarnaut then feel free to sign up here and get 80 bonus points!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Roast in the crockpot?

If you're taking advantage of the free potatoes and onions at shaw's this week here are some good tips if you're on the go like me and like using the crockpot.

1.) General rule of thumb you want to add enough water, beef stock, or beef broth to half cover the roast itself. Why? Because a crockpot is designed to simmer liquid and if you don't you'll end up with a really dry roast. Also flip it about half way through.

2.) Put the fatty side down. Especially if you're making gravy. This cooks the fat at a hotter temperature so it breaks down faster.

3.) Use root vegetables with beef. Potatoes, parsnips, onions, and carrots are really good choices. Mushrooms are good too. The above picture I have potatoes, onions and carrots in my crockpot.

4.) Save the leftover broth. Freeze it for a good go to base for soups and stews. Also an excellent way to get rid of the leftovers.

5.) Spices? I like to use a lot of pepper base spice mixes when I'm making beef. A little garlic powder is also nice but don't use to much of that a pinch or two will do you.

What about gravy? If you're like my mom and most of my family homemade gravy is complicated. Haha. Guys i love yah.

Here's a simple way to make about 2 cups of gravy. Plenty for even a big family.

1/2 Cup butter
1/2 Cup flour
2 1/2 cup broth

Melt the butter in a small pot.
Stir in the flour.
let the butter and flour combine until they are a golden brown color. THIS IS VERY HOT! BE VERY CAREFUL! This is called Roux. you can let it get darker but I like a nice golden brown, it has a certain nutty flavor that gets stronger the darker you let it get.
carefully and slowly incorporate the broth.
Let this mixture come up to a slight boil, take a quarter of the pan off the heat.
you will see flour come up to the top, spoon it off.
and with that you're gravy should be finished!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Easter candy coupons

Nestle Easter Candy

Save $1 off 2 bags of Nestle NestEggs
Save $0.55 off 1 bag of Nestle NestEggs

Wonka Jelly Beans
Save $0.55 off 1 bag of Wonka Jelly Beans
Save $1 off 2 Bags of Wonka Jelly Beans

Friday, February 25, 2011

Not Your Momma's Lasagna

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1 - 1.5 lbs of Ground Beef
2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup cubed pepper jack cheese
1/4 cup cubed white cheddar cheese
2 cups ricotta/cottage cheese
2 cans of Hunts Pasta Sauce
1 box oven ready lasagna noodles
1 cup green peppers
1 cup onions

Cook the beef on the stove with the peppers and onions.
Mix together pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese and ricotta.
Pour about a cup of the pasta sauce into the bottom of the pan.
Layer on top lasgana noodles.
Alternate layers of the ricotta mixture and the meat mixture, add about a cup of sauce per meat layer.
top with remaining sauce and the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 30-45 minutes on 350.

Free Sample Of Secret Deoderant

Like Secret on Facebook. Go to Odor Dies on the left hand side. Click on the newspaper and get your free sample!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Free Soy Joy Bar

Now, I've never tried this but a free sample is a free sample right?
Like them on facebook, then click the Do You Dare? and do a dare. You'll get an email. Sent to you.

Freebie: Creme Of Nature Shampoo

Go here and get a free sample of Creme Of Nature conditioning Shampoo.

Freebie: Energy Multi Vitamin

Go here and get a free sample of Ola Loa Energy Multi vitamins

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bonus Recipe! Cheap Easy Banana Bread

I made this one day as an experiment, it turned out really well. Tasted good and looked nice! Then I tried it with blueberry bread mix and it turned out too!

1 box (15.5 oz) Betty Crocker® banana nut muffin mix
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 - 2 Bananas ( optional)

  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, stir muffin mix, milk, oil and eggs just until blended. Spread batter in pan.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top of loaf is golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife around edges of pan before removing; remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing, about 45 minutes.

Free Miracle Whip

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dinner For Cheap, Recipe Of The Week

Ive been working all week so I really haven't had time to experiment. So yall are getting a simple easy oldy but goody.

Crockpot Chili:
1 Cup Water or Beef Stock
3 Cans Tomatoes Hunt's $0.92 Each
4 Cans Beans About $1 Each
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Green Pepper
1 Packet Chili Mix $0.99 Mccormick
1/2 cup Onion
1 Habenero (optional)
1 Jalepeno ( optional)

Estimated Cost: $11.96
Estimated Cost Per Portion( about 12): Around $1

Cook the groundmeat in a skillet until browned. Pour pack of chili mix and cup of water stir. Add Peppers and onions to the skillet leave in skillet until the onions are semitransparent. Pour the 3 cans of tomatoes into the crockpot, drain the beans and add them to the pot. Add the ground meat mixture.
Cook for: 4-5 hours on Low or 1-2 Hours on high.
I prefer the lower one just because it really adds good flavor.

Facebook Coupon:$1.50 California Pizza Kitchen Coupon

Like California Pizza Kitchen on Facebook, and get a $1.50 coupon for a California Pizza! You should be able to get the serving for one cheap. Also you can print this twice using your back button!

Free Quantant Deterget At Target

Get this awesome deal at target!

Finish Quantum Dishwashing Detergent, $2.50 (10 Ct.)
$1.50/1 Target Coupon
$1/1 Printable Coupon
$1/1 Finish Quantum, exp. 2-28-11 (SS 01/23/11)
FREE after coupons!

( Thanks Passion For Savings )

Freebie: Worx Energy Drink

I haven't tried this brand. But any extra energy is good for me. Sign up here for your free sample.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

$1/1 Tums

Click Here. And get a $1 off Tums!

Papa JOhns B1G1

Papa John's B1G1 Free Large/Extra Large Pizzas (online only) expires 2/19
Tomorrow is Customer Appreciation Day at Papa John's!

Order ANY Large or Extra Large pizza online and receive a Large or Extra Large pizza of equal or lesser value for FREE!!
Click here to order.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Free Furmano's Recipe Book

Free recipe book here. I know not the most stellar freebie but there seems to be a freebie shortage the last few days.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Freebie: Shout Sample

Like Shout on Facebook and get a sample and a $1 off coupon!

Free Pepsi Max with Doritos

Free 2 liter of Pepsi Max when you buy a bag of doritos printable. This one will go fast so print it soon. I'd wait for a BOGO deal on doritos and get a free bag of chips and a free pepsi. But that's just me.

(Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thank you!

This is not a freebie or a coupons. This is a genuine thank you to my whole 9 followers ( 7 if you don't count me and my uncle haha). Thanks so much for your interest in my blog. And Actually reading the stuff i put up. I'd love to hear from you guys. What do you want to see here? Do you want more recipes, I know that drew in a few of you. Let me know! I want to make this the best it can be!

$1/2 Tombstone Pizzas

Like Tombstone on facebook and get a $1.50/2 Tombstone Pizzas!

$1/2 Cokes

Go and print this coupon for $1/2 cokes. One has to be diet though!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bonus Recipe! Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now everyone's had chocolate chip cookies. But these are my family's favorites! I bet you can't eat just one! We can't!
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour $2.99/ Pillsbury 5 Lbs.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened $1.99/ 1 Lb. Shaws
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar $2.78
1 (3.4 ounce) dry package instant vanilla pudding mix $0.79
2 eggs $1.62
1 teaspoon vanilla extract $1.99
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips ( or reese pieces, M&Ms, etc) $3.00ish
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, I don't use them)

To Buy all of the above: $15.16
Cost per cookie: $0.30

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
When you take them out they might look a little under cooked, but let them sit on the tray a little longer and they'll turn out just perfect!
Makes about 36 cookies.

Freebie: Erik Peaursch's Smoothsmooth shampoo and conditioner

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Freebie: Natural Persimmon Tea

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Mail Call! 2/14 - 2/15

I didn't get the mail yesterday so this is just a combination of two days. Not to great for two days. But there is always tomorrow!

2$/1 bag of Purina Dog Chow
(2) $1/1 El monterey Product
(2) $0.50/1 El Monterey Product - I wrote to this company here, to receive these.
1 Free Product from Ready Pac - I wrote to the company here, to receive this.

Jergens Lotion samples!

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and get FREE Samples of Jergens Overnight Repair Nightly Restoring Moisturizer & Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer and a $1 off Jergen lotion.

New Coupons! have posted new rare coupons!

Save $1/1 Kraft Macaroni & Dinner (5pk)
Save $1/1 Maxwell House Daily Brew Product (34.5oz)
Save $1/2 Ritz Spring Crackers (16oz)
Save $1/2 Oreo Spring Cookies (16.6 oz)
Save $1/2 Crystal Lite on the Go Products
Save $0.75/1 Miracle Whip product (30 oz)
Save $1/1 Velveeta Product (32 oz)

Thanks Coupons on Caffeine!

Viewpoints is at it again! 10 Reviews for $10!

Go to and write 10 reviews on 10 products and get a $10 amazon gift card.
They must be at least 900 characters and in one of these categories:
Home & Garden
Family & Pets
Health & Beauty
Kitchen (excluding food & beverages)
Computers & Electronics

Valid only until February 23rd.

Monday, February 14, 2011

P&G Product Coupons

Go here to sign up for all kinds of coupons to be sent to your home including Pampres, swiffer, tide and a bunch others. Up to 35$ in savings!

Sparkling Juice Sample

Get a free sample of Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry juice!
Like them on facebook and go to there Free Sample tab to get yours!

Great printable coupons!

$1/1 Glad forceflex trashbags

$1/1 Renyolds Slow Cooker liners

$1/1 Chex Cereal

Other Facebook Coupons

"like" Dial on Facebook and get a $1/1 Dial Lotion.

"like" Newman's Own on Facebook and get $1 Off any one Newman's product.

Facebook Coupon: Sunbelt Granola Bars B1G1

Go to Sunbelt's Facebook page and click on the coupon link underneath there display picture to get this B1G1 coupon!

This is in PDF format, so you can print as many as you like. Although make sure you take the whole page with you it has contact information if the grocery store you go to has questions.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Big Splurge of the week Dessert recipe.

Most of these items should be in your pantry/fridge but the few things you might need ( Confectioner's sugar and pie crust) aren't horribly expensive. :)

Peanut Butter Pie:
3 Egg Whites, room tempature
1 Pinch Salt
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla

3 egg yolks, beaten
1 pinch salt
2 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Store bought pie crust of your choosing I like the cookie crust but that's just me.

Estimated Cost = $19 For everything.
Cost Per Pie: $12
Cost Per slice: $0.75

1.) Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
2.) Put you're pie crust in the oven for about 15 minutes, so it's light brown but not quiet done.
3.) In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, salt and milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until warm.
4.) In a small bowl combine sugar and flour. Mix well and gradually whisk into milk mixture. Continue to stir mixture constantly until thickened. Remove from heat.
5.) Take your crust out of the oven
6.) Add vanilla extract and peanut butter to milk mixture. Stir until smooth. Pour into baked pastry shell.
7.) Pour peanut butter mixture into pie crust and bake for about in hour. Cover edges of pie crust with foil.
8.) Whip the 3 eggs until you get stiff peaks, when you take the beaters out of them points will be standing up in the bowl
9.) Gradually mix the sugar and salt into the meringue mixture
10.) Add vanilla
11.) Beat back up to stiff peaks
12.) Take you're pie out of the oven. Turn on the broiler.
13.) Take foil off the crust and take a spatula and spread a layer of the meringue onto the pie, make sure it goes over the top crust.
14.) put the pie under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until meringue is golden brown
15.) take pie out and leave at room temperature until serving then put in refrigerator.

Valentines day: send a valentine and a redbox rental

Like redbox on facebook and you can send your friends free rentals for redbox too.

Getting Ready for After Valentines Day Sales

You know what's the best part about Valentines Day? Being able to stock up on candy after it's over of course. Here's a list of coupons you can print off before you go out Tuesday and see if you can snag a few good deals on the leftover candy. :) Everyone have a nice Valentines Day!
$0.50/1 Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Wait until tuesday when the Valentines day cookies will go on sale
$0.75/1 Nestle Crunch or Butterfingers Hearts Bag
$1.50/1 Nestle Fun Size Valentine Exchange Pack
$1.50/2 Nestle Crunch or Butterfingers Hearts Bag
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated holiday Cookies
$1/1 Wonka Sweetarts Lollipops Bag

Facebook Coupon: Welch's Sparkling Juice

$1 Off Welch's Sparkling Juice, when you "like" them on facebook.

Redplum Coupons!

Go to to print off these great coupons.

$1/1 Zantarains
$0.35/1 Hillshire Farm Deli Meat
$0.55/1 Land O frost Deli Meat
$1/1 Sara Lee Pre Sliced Deli Meats
B2G1 Mars candy
$1/1 Pedigree Dentastix