Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Coke Rewards- FREE Ritz, Triscuit or Wheat Thin Coupon For 50 Points!

Wednesday's Deal on is a coupon for a FREE box of Ritz, Triscuit or Wheat Thin crackers for just 50 points! This is a limited time offer and they will run out, so hurry and go get one right now!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meal Plan Monday- Crockpot Week!

School has started, soccer has started, and our schedule just seems to get busier and busier! So, this week I am going to be cooking in the crockpot!

I know many moms (or dads) are in the same situation and crockpot cooking has seemed to be in a lot of conversations I have heard this weekend. So, here is my crockpot menu for this week! It is going to be so nice to not worry about getting supper started in the evening when the baby wants a nap, when my oldest needs to get ready for his soccer game and when I am starting to feel my energy get zapped!

If you have a great crockpot recipe, please email it to me and I will share it with everyone on another Meal Plan Monday edition!

Mexican Cream Cheese Chicken- I just recently found Crockpot Girls on Facebook and I am enjoying all the recipes and ideas the members are sharing! This recipe comes from them, so you may have to "Like" their page to get to this recipe!

Slow Cooker Meatballs- Just throw some noodles on the stove when you get home and it's a meal!

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole- This reminds me of the casserole we eat on Christmas morning! Going to have to try this!

Slow Cooker Pork Chops- This looks really good! I think it will go great with some veggies and mashed potatoes!

Applesauce Chicken- I have applesauce in my refrigerator that needs to be used, so this is perfect timing!

Ham and Pineapple- This is a family favorite which usually gets cooked in the oven until warm. I am just going to throw it in the crockpot on low until warmed! Serve with mashed potatoes! Yummy!

Only 6 dinners this week, as we have a family celebration this Saturday! I love it when I don't have to cook!! Everyone have a great week and a great Labor Day Weekend!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Frugal Friday- Mason Jars For Bathroom Storage!

This week's Frugal Friday post comes to us courtesy of Clean and Sensible, where she shows us how to create beautiful and FRUGAL bathroom storage! I am in love with the soap dispenser! This is just something else to add to my Antique store shopping list!

See the entire article by clicking here! Enjoy!

Old Navy Super Cash In Your Wallet?

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If you took advantage of the Super Cash event at Old Navy a few weeks ago, don't forget that the Super Cash has to be redeemed, in-stores only, by August 29th! So, check your wallets as that is coming up quick!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

This week my pocketbook is stretched to the limit. August is a horrible month for us! With back to school, a birthday, tags and taxes due and a HUGE electric bill thanks to almost a whole month of temps over 100 degrees, there isn't much room left for anything else. So, we are being very strict about our meal planning and going to make use of our pantry and freezer items we already have!

Here is what we are having for dinner this week...oh and BACK TO SCHOOL for us on Thursday! I'm just a little excited!


Skillet Chicken, Brown Rice and Vegetables- This is in our menu a lot, but it's delicious and super healthy. I will try to get some step by step pics of it up for next week!

Sloppy Joes, Chips, Smoothies

BBQ Cups- These are like Sloppy Joes except you add bbq sauce, ketchup and a little brown sugar to your hamburger and then serve over biscuits!

Pancakes, Sausage and Eggs

Chicken Breasts with Honey -Balsamic Glaze, Veggies, Mashed Potatoes

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Chips

Sandwiches (Peanut Butter/Jelly or Turkey) I know...we're fancy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Frugal Friday Tip- Don't Throw Those Nectarines Away!

I type the words, Don't Throw Away, out of shame. You see, I just threw 3 rotten nectarines away, wasting about $2.00. I could have done quite a bit with that $2.00. I could have rented 2 movies. I could have went and bought my kids ice cream after their first day of school, or even paid for a shirt on clearance at Target. But instead, I threw it away! *Smacking myself on the forehead*

So, out of frustration, I give you this Friday's Frugal Tip- Don't Throw Anything Away!

Here are some ideas of what you can do with that one potato you have leftover or those 3 nectarines that aren't quite ready to throw away! *Smacking myself on the forehead once again*

*Have a few vegetables leftover from dinner? Take them and put them in a gallon size freezer bag. Keep adding those leftover vegetables until you have enough in your bag to make vegetable soup or to add to your roast!

*Potatoes- Shred them up to make hash browns!

*Fruit- cut up, flash freeze and bag them up. Use for smoothies or in pancakes!

*Bananas gone brown? Just stick them in the freezer. You decide if you want to cut up or just stick the whole thing doesn't matter!

*Bread-use day old bread for croutons!

*Juice from Canned Fruit- freeze in ice cube tray and use for smoothies! (Thanks Annette)

*Pasta Sauce- freeze it and use for that next spaghetti dinner!

*Onions and Peppers- chop them up, freeze them and then just break off how much you need!

Have anything else to add to the list? Comment below!

Monday, August 15, 2011

On The Border- Kids Eat Free 8-17 Only!

Available this Wednesday only, kids can eat FREE with purchase of an adult entree at On The Border.
Exclusions apply and you must print this email off to redeem this deal!

Maurices- 20% Off Total Purchase Pass

Now through August 17th, you can use this Reusable Savings Pass at Maurices and get 20% off your Total Purchase!

If my email address appears on the printable coupon, please cut that part off before redeeming!

Meal Plan Monday

I can't believe it's Monday again-last week seemed to fly by and the weekend was WAY too fast!

Here is what we are having for dinner this week: If it is highlighted, then it is a recipe link!


Grilled Shrimp and Grilled Hotdogs, Veggies

Sloppy Joes

Chicken Skillet: I just thaw out chicken, sprinkle with seasoning, and cook it in the skillet with Pam spray. When cooked through, cover with favorite cheese and cover. (I use Provolone). Brown rice and Veggies

Ham and Egg Skillet, Toast/Biscuits

Out To Eat

Chicken and Hotdogs On The Grill


Friday, August 12, 2011

Frugal Friday-When School Supplies Go On Clearance!

Part of the fun of the beginning of school is going shopping for those brand new school supplies, clothes, shoes, etc. However, fun doesn't mean the same thing as frugal! So, how can you save money but still get the "new" feeling that comes with back to school shopping?

Most school provide a school supply list with all the grades listed. This list doesn't change much from year to year. When all the back to school items go on clearance or get extremely cheap (think packs of pencils for a penny), buy several packages for the next year. You will always be buying glue sticks, pencils, crayons, erasers, etc. Keep them in a tub for easy access to have when the teacher asks your children to bring in replacements as well!

Then, next year pull the tub out, set up a store and have your kids "shop" for the items off their list. There may be a few items you have to find on sale but the remainder of your items should have only cost you a few dollars compared to what it would have been! Anything leftover can be put in an art tub or donated to your child's classroom!

Do you have any frugal back to school ideas? Leave a comment below and share them with us!

Mega Swagbuck Friday!

Don't forget that Friday is Mega Swagbuck Day at Swagbucks! You can earn more Swagbucks or higher values when get your Swagbuck on today!

Don't know what Swagbucks is? Go here to read my Swagbucks 101 post!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Meal Plan Monday!

I'll admit it...I've been BAD at meal planning for awhile. You see, where I live it's been the average of 102 degrees everyday! Who wants to cook when even turning the stove on makes it hotter in your house? So, we've basically ate sandwiches and sandwiches for the past several weeks!

However, school is starting and my husband is, I better start cooking again!
Here is what we are having this week...

Monday- Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tuesday- Coupon Class (boys on their own)
Wednesday- Skillet Chicken w/ Cheese, Rice, Veggies
Thursday- French Toast, Sausage
Friday- Burritos, Black Beans, Chips and Salsa
Saturday- Egg Sandwiches
Sunday- Coupon Class- Out To Eat

Sunday, August 7, 2011

JcPenny-20% Off Sunday and Monday Only!

Save 20% off almost everything with this Friends and Family Event coupon! It is good August 8th and 9th only, so act fast!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Old Navy-$10.00 Off $50.00 Purchase+Super Cash Promo!!!

Go to Old Navy's Facebook Page, enter your first and last name and receive a coupon for $10.00 off a $50.00 Purchase!

This coupon is valid from August 5-August 18th. You should be able to use this coupon along with their $10 Old Navy Super Cash In Store Offer! Earn $10.00 Cash for every $20 you spend. In store only. Earn up to $50 of Super Cash per transaction, redeemable from August 25 to August 29, 2011!!!

So, that means for $40.00 you will get $50.00 worth of products and $20.00 to spend in Super Cash!

Take a guess where I'm going this weekend?!?!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Michaels 50% Off Regular Priced Item- Thursday/Friday Only!

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Need some craft projects to keep everyone busy in this heat? I think we broke records with our 111 degrees today! Go check out these coupons from Michaels that are valid Thursday and Friday only!

There is a HOT 50% Any One Regular Priced Item and a Bonus 50% Any One Bakeware Item!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How To Enter A Giveaway!

I have seen and heard much confusion when it comes to entering one of my giveaways! I understand it can be confusing, so I have been wanting to show you to make it easier for both of us!! Here is an explanation, with pictures for those of you that are visual learners like myself! I hope this helps everyone! If you have any more questions, just let me know!

We are going to start by pretending we are on Facebook~ Most of you come to my site from here so we are taking it from the beginning!

This is what one of my posts look like on Facebook. You will usually find a link that I have put on Facebook from my website ( The arrow is pointing to that link. Click that link (blue words) and it will take you to my website and that post.

Okay, now you are on my website and are at the post I have directed you to and you have clicked on.

The top arrow is showing you that you are now on my website. The second arrow is showing you what a post is.

Now, you are ready to read the post and listen to all the intelligent things I have to say! LOL! At the bottom of the post you will come to the comment form! This is where you enter for the giveaway!

Simply enter a comment in the box telling me you did one of the requirements for the giveaway and hit Post! You will repeat if you are doing more than one requirement! You may not see your comment right away as I have to approve it!!

So...that's it! That wasn't too hard, was it? I hope that helps you understand how to enter giveaways so you can now become a giveaway maniac!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Products That Save You Money ~ Plus Giveaways!

If you stay up late enough, you can't switch the channel without seeing at least one infomercial that promises this and swears it will do that! Most of these products are probably stretching their capabilities as fast as they are stretching your wallets! However, there are products out there that SAVE you money and are worth the initial investment! I am going to share with you my 3 FAVORITE money saving products that I use on a regular/everyday basis.

#1 Top Money Saving Product- The Suds Pump From Pampered Chef!

This refillable soap pump mixes soap and water to create foam making liquid soap last 10 times longer. I have one in the kitchen to help me save money as I wash sooooo many bottles right now! I need to get another one to put the kids soap in and my bodywash in! My kids can go through a bottle of soap in a week if I'm not careful!

Initial Investment: $11.50

#2 Top Money Saving Product-FridgeSmart System From Tupperware!

Virtually any fresh-picked produce will last longer and taste better. Fruits and vegetables have different airflow needs when stored in the fridge. You can regulate the airflow within the container and maintain peak freshness thanks to a unique venting system and a universal permanent storage chart imprinted on all containers. I have the "older" models but it's the exact same concept! I promise it works! These will save you from throwing away that produce that you couldn't eat fast enough!

Initial Investment: $14.50+

#3 Top Money Saving Product- FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer System!

The FoodSaver system keeps food fresh up to 5x longer than ordinary storage methods like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap and containers which means we can purchase items like meat on sale, seal it, freeze it and save money down the road! It is also nice to buy meats at larger quantities and then seal it into the size amount that works for your family!

Initial Investment: $79.99+

NOW THE BEST PART~ You Can WIN These Products!!!!!

I have teamed up with Judy Hilger (Pampered Chef), Ashley Doll (Tupperware) and FoodSaver to give my readers the chance to win these great products!

Judy is giving away 2 Pampered Chef Soap Pumps to 2 lucky readers! If you would like more information on any Pampered Chef product or to place an order, just send her an email to:!

Ashley is giving away the Large Round FridgeSmart Container (shown in picture) for 1 lucky reader to win! If you would like more information on any Tupperware product or to place an order, contact her here!

FoodSaver is giving away the same system I have, the V2222! It is currently out of stock, but 1 lucky reader will win their own. CouponDealsandSteals will be providing the shipping!

To Enter:
Leave a comment telling me your favorite money saving product or one that you would love to try!

Extra Entries (optional): Please make sure you do the required entry first! Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, i.e. 1 comment=1 entry.

■Follow my blog publicly via Google Friends Connect (1 extra entry)
■Subscribe to my feed via email and leave your email address (1 extra entry)
■Follow Me on Twitter
■Go "Like" FoodSaver's Facebook Page and leave a message on their wall that CouponDealandSteals sent you as part of the awesome giveaway! (1 extra entry or 2 extra entries if you link my FB page on their wall)
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■Grab my button and tell me where to find it (1 extra entry)
■Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post. Then leave the link in your comment (1 extra entry for mentioning this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or twitter; 3 extra entries for a separate blog post on your own blog).

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on 7/19/11
Open to US Residents Only
Winners will be chosen using and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!

All products were chosen as my favorites and then sponsors were found to help with the giveaway. I didn't receive any compensation or free products for this giveaway. All views and opinions are my own. I just like to share what I love and love giving away things I love even more!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Contacting Companies For Coupons- Who Will Send Them?

Do you have a favorite product but can't seem to ever find coupons for them? Go ahead and contact the company and see if they have any they could send!

Most companies have a website where you can go and find the Contact Us Tab somewhere on their homepage. This will generally take you to an email form for you to ask questions, report a problem, enter contact information, etc. In the body, where you write to the company, I always give them a compliment and then at the end ask if they have any coupons for their consumers. Here is an example of an email I sent to Huggies:

"I would just like to thank Huggies for making products that I can rely on for my baby's sensitive skin. We only use Huggies wipes and knowing they will not irritate his eczema skin is so reassuring! I was wondering if you ever mail out coupons to consumers to make them more cost effective for my family? Thanks You for your time and your products."

I have started emailing different companies and plan to report the companies that are friendly about mailing out coupons in the future. Here is my list so far, please feel free to email me with any companies you have personally had luck with!!

Huggies- YES!- Several $1.00/1 Any Huggies Product

Pepsi- No

Cascadian Farms- Yes! Stated They Would, But Only This One Time- Got Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen Coupons.

Bar S- Yes! This was awhile ago, however.

Frit0-Lay- No

More Coming...Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

*HOT* Groupon- Pay $10 for $20 Voucher At Old Navy

This probably won't last long, so hurry! Right now you can get a $20 Old Navy Voucher for just $10.00! You can use this for sale items and other in store promotions as well. This must be used in store and has other exclusions that you can read here...but this is HOT!!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

July Family Fun Magazine Coupons

Included in the June/July issue of Family Fun Magazine are two good coupons to watch out for!

*Michael's -40% Off Any One Regular Price Item (page 21)

*Gymboree-20% Off Your Entire Purchase (page 25)

Plus check out the Red,White and Blue Strawberries! I am definitely making those for our 4th of July picnic~ CUTE!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cheap Charmin At Walgreens Next Week!

Finding cheap toilet paper is tough! I have been excited about Walgreens sales lately as they have included cheap toilet paper for the past several weeks! The streak continues as they will have Charmin 6 Big Roll Packages on sale for just $2.99!

Use the $0.25/1 P&G Coupon (5/1) and get this for just $2.74 per package! Don't forget you can price match this deal at Target or Wal-Mart if they carry this size too!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

*HOT* Target Coupons!

Target just released 60+ HOT NEW Coupons on their website HERE! Go and print them off now so they don't vanish by the time you get to it!

*Don't Forget You Can Use A Target Web Coupon and a Manufacturer's Coupon On the SAME item!

Some Of My Favorites:

*$2.00/2 Ore-Idea Frozen Potato Item-doesn't specify size, so possibly FREE Easy Fries!

*$3.00/1 Mossimo Women's Apparel Item- Check Clearance For Possibly FREE Item!

*$2.00/1 Women's Top- Doesn't Specify Brand, So I Bet There Are Some Great Deals!!

LOTS Of Up and Up Brand Coupons Too!

To See Lots of Target Matchups and Get The 411 On All These Target Coupons, go Checkout Totally Target HERE!

Thanks Totally Target!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

$1.00/2 Tennessee Pride Roll Sausage

Go here to sign up with Tennessee Pride and then print a coupon for $1.00/2 Tennessee Pride Roll Sausage! I'm going to hold onto mine and hopefully they go on sale soon!


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