Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Ketchup.....


Special Offers - Get $10 in Coupon Savings - Simple and Delicious - sign up for this coupon book and get a coupon for a free Hunts Ketchup!!


Save Water/Drink Riesling - cloth shopping bag

Aveda - Thanks Man - free sample for men

JCPenney Coupons - printable coupon

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kellog's Frosted Mini-Wheats Review....

Kellog's Review. - go here to see what my DD thought of Kellogg's Frosted Mini -Wheats.

Burt's Bee's at 9am til noon, to request one of 1,000 Burt's Bees Lip Balms. This will happen each morning, until 6/20. 25,000 total will be given away. This mornings has not yet started.

Morton®Salt - when it rains it pours® - free water test

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday's Freebies...

We found 3 more pennies of the holiday weekend. The found money jar is up to $1.25.


AVEENO® Hair Care Products - free sample

Bake 2 share: King Arthur Flour - free bag of flour

Natural Appetite Suppressant,Slim Extreme,Weight Loss Supplement - free sample

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday.....



From the right is my DD, my DS and DD's friend. We were enjoying the Memorial Day parade.
For more Wordless Wednesday go here.....

Swine flu update.......

There are 43 confirmed Swine Flu cases in our county. The newspaper goes on to say that there are now 2 confirmed cases outside of our school district. I guess I am then to assume that the other 41 cases are in our school district. The CDC came to our school district last week and is using our outbreak as a case to study and learn on. Therefore, they tested lots of people that would not normally be tested. Most people never see a Dr when they have the flu. The CDC called people and asked them to come to a location to be tested so that they could get a more accurate number of how many were really sick and exactly what were their symptoms.

At one point, we considered pulling my "at risk" DS out of school for the remainder of the school year. We have since changed our mind and realize there is no way to hide from this. We just have to know, we need to be proactive with it once there are any symptoms. He is someone who would be treated with tama flu if he showed symptoms or if any of our family was diagnosed with flu.

This morning my DD work up not feeling well. We went to the Dr after DS went to school. We are happy to say, she tested negative for flu and strep. She will be returning to school tomorrow. False alarm. Thank goodness.

Thanks for all the emails asking about how we are doing with this. I will continue to keep you posted on the situation.

Tuesday Post Holiday Round up....


I am always looking for a unique dish to take to picnic. That is exactly what I found when I attended a holiday gathering this past Saturday night. Hoagie Dip was the hit of the party. So much so that I copied it and claimed it for myself for the picnic we attended Monday afternoon. It tastes just like an Italian sandwich! We served sliced crusty bread with it. Put a scoop of the dip on the crusty bread and enjoy!

Hoagie Dip
1/4 pound of ham
1/4 pound of salami
1/4 pound of capacola
1/4 pound of American cheese
1/4 pound of provolone cheese
1/4 pound of sliced peperoni

Tomato, lettuce, onion, mayo and oregano.

Cut all ingredients into small pieces and mix them together. Add mayo and oregano to taste.

Serve with cut up hoagie rolls or crusty bread to dip with.



We are enjoying fresh spinach, lettuce, radishes and asparagus from the garden!! Yummy!


DS at bat on his baseball team!

This is the stray dog we took care of for a week until her owners were found. She is now at home with her owners and awaiting the birth of her puppies!


Biocare Labs - free sample

Blue Moon Brewing Company - free bottle opener

Incentives for Cord Blood Services - Cryo-Cell - free bag

Walmart.com, American Summer - Ice Cream free ice cream at Walmart! May 30th only

Walmart.com - Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care - free sample

Blue Bunny-Aspen or Sedona Offer - mail in rebate

SoBe World - B1G1F coupon

For more Tuesday buzz, go here....

The Lazy Organizer

Tackle It Tuesday #158 — Mr Potato Head is Found!


I will give a swine flu update later today for those of you that have asked.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Hot Dogs!!

Kraft Oscar Mayer Beef Franks Coupon Giveaway - go get it fast!!! While it lasts!

Blue Bunny-Aspen or Sedona Offer - printable rebate form

Anti Flu Zone - Free anti-flu N95 Facemask - free face mask to avoid the flu... how funny that I see this now with the Swine Flu being in our area.

$5 Off $25 ? Sweepstakes & Promotions ? Walgreens - printable coupon valid today and tomorrow only

Skincare, cosmetics, haircare, haircolor, hair styling and men's line : L'Oréal Paris - free sample - bottom right

DS goes back to school tomorrow after his school being closed for 7 days due to a Swine Flu outbreak. 10 Cases have been confirmed in our county. 4 in our school district. They will never know the correct number though since most people do not get tested. I am nervous about him going back since he is an "at risk" kids but I am convinced we will all get it sooner or later anyway. I can only hope for the best.

DH found a dime yesterday! That means... the found money jar is up to $1.22! We are on a roll!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Madness.....

DS is still home from school because his school is closed due to swine flu. I am hoping they will not have to make up the missed days. Some schools are getting a waiver - I hope we do too. At this point, they are due to return to school on Thursday.

I found a penny last week in my travels and my DD found a dime in NYC on Saturday. That is 11 cents more for the found money jar to bring the total to $1.02! We finally broke a dollar!

DiGiorno Flatbread Melts - free item coupon - go quick!

Paint - coupon for free paint!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Purex 2-in-1 Rebate......

Purex 2-in-1 - free after rebate if you are not 100% satisfied with their product


Walmart.com - Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care - free sample

Pet Sample - free sample for your dog

Kotex Signup - free sample

SoftSheen Carson - Optimum Care - free sample

Windex Printable $2.50 coupon for Windex outdoor

Homemade Foaming Soap.....

I can across this post at Frugal Girls and loved it so much that I asked Heidi if she would mind sharing it with my readers. She graciously agreed and so here you go! What a great frugal idea she has! Be sure to check out her other posts at Frugal Girls!




Guest Post from Frugal Girls!
http://www.thefrugalgirls.com/

As you know I love to save $$, and my favorite frugal tips are the simple ones! Following is how I keep the costs down on hand soap...My favorite soap for the bathrooms and kitchen are the Bath & Body Works antibacterial foaming soaps. The big fluffy suds that come out are so fun the kids even enjoy washing their hands!So one day I got creative, and attempted to make my own refill for my existing bottle.Guess what... it worked! I've been doing this for about 5 years now, and have saved loads of money with this simple trick.


What You'll Need: Liquid Antibacterial Soap (Softsoap, Dial, etc.) & 1 empty bottle of Bath & Body Works Antibacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (the other styles of bottles will not work).



Step #1: Fill up the bottle with about 1 inch of antibacterial liquid soap. {I buy the large bottles from Costco}


Step #2: Slowly fill the rest of the bottle with tap water, put lid back on, and gently tip upside down and back and forth to mix the soap and water together. Don't shake ~ it will get too sudsy.


And there you have it! I love that it is a diluted version of antibacterial soap, and is much gentler on my family's sensitive skin. I also love that one big bottle of antibacterial soap literally lasts us years... and years... and years!How's that for frugal?!?

TheFrugalGirls.com is a positive and fun site dedicated to helping you save $$ and stretch your dollars by finding the best bargains, hottest coupons, thrifty meals and outrageous deals! Oh, and we’ve got some pretty great giveaways too!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Freebies and the Swine Flu.....

My son's school is closed for 7 days due to a large number of sick children. The swine flue has also been confirmed. So far we are ok. I have him at home, safe with me. Hoping he has not already been exposed. My DD is in middle school. Her school did not close yet. I am also hoping she does not get it. School can not be over soon enough this year! I want my babies at home, safe with me. UGH!

Walmart.com - Prilosec OTC Heartburn Blocker - free sample

Kraft Tote - get a FREE tote bag
buy any Kraft product frrom the list above
Send the original DCRTC along with 3x5 card with name and address to:
Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine
Attn: Kraft Foods Promotion
16 East 34th St 14th Fl
New York, NY 10016

Origins Mini-Facial - free sample

Kellogg's All-Bran: Current Offers - get the FREE promise pack!!

Walmart.com - bodycology - free sample

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday's Freebies.....

Print Your Coupon Fiber One Granola bar coupon

http://www.kashiconnect.com/ $1.50 off waffles - printable coupon

Walmart.com - SUN CRYSTALS - free sample

Free Sample of Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers - free sample

Copenhagen® Smokeless Tobacco - Welcome - get free stuff

Wordfilled Wednesday - Works for me......

Last Friday, I told you how to get a free Mother's Day gift here.

As soon as I knew we would be able to attend, I went on line to sign up. The Lowe's website was down and would not even load for me. Since I have been to other Lowe's workshops, I figured we would go anyway since they are never filled up at our local Lowe's. Well, as my luck would have it, this workshop was full. We were still able to make a craft leftover from another week... much to my kids disappointment.

Here is DD making her glider while everyone around us was making the flower boxes......

Here are the completed gliders.......




And, here is what DD made at home, all on her own after she got back home. I like her own creation better anyway!!!

Wordfilled Wednesday is what works for me! Sare your Wordfilled Wednesday here........

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For more works for me Wednesday, go here....

We Are THAT Family

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Kraft Deals.....

After writing this about the Kraft printable coupons, I also printed more Kraft coupons at
Kraft Foods.com. Then this morning I learned that Coupons.com reset their site and I would be able to print a few coupons again. YIPEE!!

So, with a stack of coupons in my hand, I ran to Target as soon as the school bus left here this morning.


Including the milk, my total before coupons was $26.33. After $18.96 in coupons, my out of pocket total was $7.37. I was very pleased! My pantry is growing by the day!


What did you get with the Kraft coupons?

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Setting up the Rain Barrel....

Remember back here Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Our Earth Day Stuff.... when I showed you the rain barrel we purchased? Well, DH finally got time to set it up. Since it is not just something you can set there and be done, it did take a little time. Here is what he did....


Here is making the concrete base for the rain barrel to set on so it is even.......

Concrete is not complete with out a kids hand print....


If you do one kids, you have to do both......



Then time to cut the down spout to the correct height......



And there you have it...


All we need now is some rain!!!!!

Oh ok! We need more than rain. We still need to complete the landscaping in front of the porch and around the barrel. In case you did not notice, DH also cracked off the corner of the concrete pad while he was wrestling with the down spout. He will fix this and it will never be noticeable once the landscaping is complete!

For more Tuesday projects check these out........

The Lazy Organizer » Blog Archive » Talk About Words of Wisdom

Tackle It Tuesday #156 — Where is Mr. Potato Head?

Gratituesday: My Broken Dryer Heavenly Homemakers

This Week’s Toot - 05/12/09

Monday, May 11, 2009

Printable Kraft Coupons....

Go HERE to get new Kraft coupons that were just posted. All are high value and printable now!


Some of my favorites are.....





$1.00 off 1 100 calories snacks








$1.00 off 1 Crystal Light drink mix







75 cents off 1 Kraft Deli Deluxe cheese








$1.00 off 1 Kraft salad dressing






To sweaten the deal even more..... print coupons from HERE to match up and save more!


Also... to those who have not already printed the $2.00 off Sure deodorant, that is also available here. That would make the deodorant free after coupon at Target!

Free Breakfast Sandwich at Sonic.....


Free CroisSONIC™ Breakfast Sandwich - Print this coupon at take it to Sonic. expires May 18th






Here are the deals I got at Target on Friday night. I had free coupons for the deodorant, Macaroni Grill, and Cascade. Had a $1 off coupon for the Skintimate from a Sunday paper. I got the coupons for the Bliss candy bars here.. Target Coupon Generator- A Full Cup - Coupons. They are $1.00 of any Bliss candy. My grand total before coupons was $25.53 and total out of pocket after coupons was .42 cents.

Fot more shopping deals, check these out........
Money Saving Mom
Attention Target Shoppers



NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE - The Smart Choice - free sample

Google Translate - free sample

Always.com Always Clean - free sample

http://www.blogger.com/AW_coolcoupon_x053009.pdf Free small Rootbeer Float with this printable coupon

Sennheiser USA - My Song - free hat

LOR-SS-052_email-2 - free shampoo sample

KFC Update: The latest news on the KFC coupons is this.... Take your printed coupons to KFC by May 19th and they will give you a form to fill out to get a new coupon. You will still get your free Grilled Chicken meal - plus a free drink now! They are just spreading out the valid dates on everyone's coupon so that not everyone gets free chicken on the same day. I have heard some stores are still honoring the coupons as they are so you may want to call before you head to your local KFC. I was able to use my coupon last week and we loved the chicken!!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Free Chocolate.....

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act - Free chocolate to the first 250,000 between 9am and noon today!!!





My DD won first place in her class at the 5th grade science fair. And.....



DS had a first grade program last night about what you want to be when you grow up. He wrote that he wants to be a policeman because you get to drive fast, talk to a lot of people and have lots of meetings. (He hears his dad talk about all the meetings he has to attend at his job - he is not a policeman). Too cute!

Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY Subscription! free subscription to Soap Opera Digest

ZingiberRx - free sample

Curamin - free sample

Sun Butter - free sample of Sunflower butter

Free Mother's Day Gift.....


- build this planter free at your local Lowes! Not only do the kids get to participate in this great FREE activity BUT, you get a FREE Mother's Day gift at the same time. Lowes really does a nice job with these activities too. The kids get a free apron and safety glasses too.


Here are my kids at a different Lowes Workshop.


Thursday, May 07, 2009

Free access to Refund Cents.......

Refund Cents - free access to the Refund Cents website with this sign in info....
Username: clipping

password: coupons
May 7th and 8th only!!




Here is what I got FREE at KFC yesterday with the printable Oprah coupon! I had no problem using the coupon. In fact, they were very friendly about it. DH was on the road all day yesterday so late last night he ate this for dinner and said it was great! This is normally only $3.99. A great meal at a great price!

Kmart $5 off $50 at Kmart with this printable coupon

alouette cheese - free after rebate with this printable form

Skoal® Smokeless Tobacco - Welcome Free Skoal Mud Jug Spittoon

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Free Tea at Arby's Today!!

Celebarte National Beverage Day With An Iced FruiTea On Us! - free Iced Tea at Arby's - Today only!

Bath & Body - Bath and Body Works coupon

rightathome - go fast... only the first 3,000 will get this freebie

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Free KFC


KFC - Unthink what you thought about KFC - print this coupon for a free 2 piece meal of grilled chicken!! Go fast!!

Cinco de Mayo Freebies.....

Cottonelle Ultra Toilet Paper - free sample

POISE® - free sample

Dove Hair Care - Free Sample - free sample

Request Free Sample - free dog food sample

Walmart.com - ZYRTEC - free sample

ACTII_Rebate_form - free after rebate - printable form

$2 EcoStore Product 4_30 $2 off any EcoStore product at Meijer Store through 5/28/09

Monday, May 04, 2009

Sinupret Syrup for Kids.....

Welcome to Bionorica® use coupon code Sinupret09, you can get $4.00 off a 3.38 oz bottle of Sinupret Syrup for kids. Sinupret Syrup for Kids promotes healthy drainage in the upper respiratory tract, improves airflow in the nose and supports healthy mucous clearance from the nose and sinuses.

I reviewed the product here... Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: Sinupret Syrup for Kids Review.....

Monday deals and meals.....

Walmart.com - Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care - free samples

Borders Coupons - coupon_erewardssbc0309 free drink at Borders!!

Playtex Sport - Get a FREE sample - free sample


My Menu......

I have a very hectic week ahead so meals will be quick.........

Monday...... chicken legs, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts

Tuesday..... Meatball sandwiches, brocc and cauliflower, sliced apples

Wednesday.... I am ashamed to say it but I think this night may have to be McDonald's. I have to be too many places in a matter of a short time.

Thursday..... home made pasta bake

Friday..... Night out to celebrate surviving such a hectic week!

http://orgjunkie.com/ - go here to see what others are planning to eat this week.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Romano's Macaroni Grill Winners....


Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews! The winners have been posted!! Go see if you have won!!

Free Sample of Potato Chips!!

Hungry Girl Promotion free sample of Cape Cod potato chips



DH and I took some time off together yesterday afternoon to attend an auction. We bought these 2 flats of flowers for $5 a flat. The nursery down the street from the auction was advertising flats of flowers for $12 each. I was happy to get them at the $5 a flat price!

ViveMejor-Pond's - free sample

-= BabyGanics - Special Offers =- - free sample

BJs AXE Hair - free sample

Don't miss out.... Romano's Macaroni Grill Give-Away..... - Have you entered my give-away to win free Romano's Macaroni Grill Gift Basket. 3 lucky winners will be selected this afternoon!!

 
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