Posts made in August 2009

Fabulous Freebies and Food Finds!

Here are some great freebies and food finds for this week! I hope that you will enjoy them and have a wonderful weekend!

-Get a FREE Nature Valley Trail Mix bar and Granola Nut Clusters! Check it out here for your FREE sample:

-Get a FREE sample of Honey Nut Cheerios and $1 off coupon! (Thanks, Melissa and Beth!) Get your sample here: 

-Get a FREE sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranete Cereal:

go here to get a FREE sample of Fiber One cereal and $5 in money-saving coupons!

-Get a FREE Nestle money-saving calendar which features over $20 in Nestle food coupons! Check it out here

-Longhorn Steakhouse is offering a FREE Appetizer with the purchase of an entrée. Check out the printable coupon here:

-Steak and Shake is still offering a BOGO coupon for their new Mint Cookies and Cream milkshake. Check it out here:

-Papa Murphy’s Pizza is still offering a $5 printable coupon for their Family-sized pizzas! This is some good take and bake pizza! Enjoy! Papa Murphy’s $5 Off This coupon is valid until August 31, so enjoy!

-McDonald’s is still offering a printable coupon for a FREE medium fries and drink when you purchase a new Angus Burger! Cindy also wrote to tell me that she had a coupon on the side of her bag during breakfast hours. For the printable coupon Go here

-Mimi’s Café is offering a FREE Starter with this printable coupon and any meal purchase of $10 or more! I love Mimi’s! Check it out here:

-Boston Market is offering a 20% discount if you are teacher through September 30th! Just show your valid school identification!

I hope that you will enjoy these sweet deals that I have come across this week! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Family-Favorite Recipes!

I have had several more requests for recipes, so in the next several weeks I thought that it would be fun to share with you some more of my family’s favorites! Enjoy!

Shelley’s Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (this recipe is taken from the Spark People website, and is low-fat and yummy!)

16 oz. fat free sour cream
1 can Mexican Rotel
1 can fat free cream of chicken soup
1 tbs. fresh cilantro
2 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken breast
1 cup chopped onions
16 corn tortillas
8 oz. shredded pepper jack and Colby cheese blend
1 can diced green chiles


In a saucepan, mix together sour cream, soup, and cilantro. Heat through and set aside.

Combine the chicken, Rotel, onions and green chiles in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Heat until onions are transparent.

Warm the tortillas until flexible. Then, fill each tortilla with some of the chicken mixture and cheese. Roll tortilla up and place seam side down in a 8×11 dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Pour over the sour cream sauce and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Makes 8 servings of 2 tortillas each. Enjoy!


Almond Joy Bars (this is one of my all-time favorite candy bars, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe on before-you will love it!)

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup soft butter
¼ cup powdered sugar
2 cups coconut
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup whole almonds
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 inch pan. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar until mixed well. Press into greased pan and bake 10-12 minutes.

Mix coconut with condensed milk and spread over crust. Arrange almonds over coconut. Bake another 15 minuts.

Remove from oven and cover with chocolate chips. Let it stand for a minute and spread evenly. Cool completely before cutting.

WARNING: These are deadly! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Back to School Deals!!


The school year will be getting under-way very soon, so be sure and stock up on these back to school deals for the week!


-3 DAY ONLY DEALS-Sunday, Monday and Tuesday ONLY! ****

-Revlon Color Stay Mineral Mousse Makeup $9.99 get back $9.99 in ECB’s! Don’t forget to use the $1 manuf. Coupon from the 7/19 SS and you can make $1 on the deal!

-Executive Office Chair- $29.99 Great price if you are in need of a new office chair!

-Georgia Pacific copy and print paper- $2.99

-Select CVS school-supplies are Buy $15 get back $5 in ECB! (this is a week-long deal)

***Don’t forget to Go here and take a quick quiz on the new CVS Autofill program. At the end of the quiz, you can print out a coupon for $5/25 purchase! You can use this with manufacturer coupons for some super sweet deals!



-Mini Memo or composition book -only 19 each after in-ad coupon! (limit 6)

-Highlighter or Jelly Belly scented gel pens-only .19 each after in-ad coupon! (limit 6)

-2 Pocket folder with prongs- only .19 each after in-ad coupon! (limit 6)

-Filler paper- only .49 a pack with in-ad coupon! (limit 3)

-1 Subject notebook 60-70 sheets- only .49 each with in-ad coupon! (limit 3)


-Compostion books 2 for $1.99

-Backpacks-2 backpacks for $9.99! Seems like a sweet deal to me!

-Assorted school supplies-2 for $1.99 and 2 for $2.99



-Ed Hardy Folders- .97 each

-Crayola 24-pack washable crayons, Elmer’s 2-pack washable glue sticks, Elmer’s 4 oz. washable glue-.25 each!

-Post It Super Sticky pads, 2-pack pink erasers, Crayola 10-pack Washable markers, Bic Cristal 10-pack pens, Crayola 12-pack colored pencils-$1.00 each!

***Don’t forget that Walmart will price match! If you see something cheaper elsewhere, take the ad with you to Walmart so they can match the price!***


***Office Max***

-Spiral or College notebooks .01 each!!! (limit 3)

–12” ring binder ruler .05 each!!! (limit 3)

-Dixon #2 pencils 10-pack .10 each!!! (limit 3)

-Crayola Crayons 24-pack .20 each!!! (limit 3)



-Sunday –Wednesday only***purchase Staples 1-subject notebook (70 sheets) for .01 each!!! (limit 6 per customer) I would recommend taking everyone in your family and having them each purchase 6 notebooks!! It is a limit of 6 per customer, so you can stock up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

$1.00 each items– (Limit 2 per customer)

Bic Brite Liner highlighters 5-pack

-Bic Atlantis ballpoint pens assorted 4-pack

FREE after Rebate Items

-Casio handheld label maker ($19.99-$5 instant savings-$15 easy rebate=FREE)

-Staples Slim-line pencil sharpener ($15.99-$5.99 instant savings-$10 easy rebate=FREE)

-Handy-lines dry erase markers assorted colors 3-pack ($3.99-$3.99 easy rebate=FREE)

Almost FREE after Rebate Items

-Staples multipurpose paper 500-count pack ($5.99-$1 instant savings-$3.99 easy rebate=$1)

-Brother 575 plain paper Fax machine ($59.99-$50 easy rebate-$5/50 in-ad coupon = $4.99 for a fax machine!!) **Super sweet deal!!!

**Don’t forget to check out the $5/50 in-ad Staples coupon, or you can get 10% off your entire purchase with a printable coupon here! This week is Customer Appreciation Week at Staples!! 

I hope that you will go out and enjoy these sweet back to school deals! Let me know if you find a great deal this week! I always love to hear from you!


Fabulous Freebies and Food Finds!!

Here are some really sweet deals that I have come across this week! I hope that you will enjoy them and have a wonderful weekend!

-McDonald’s is offering a printable coupon for a FREE medium fries and drink when you purchase a new Angus burger! What a great deal!  Go here for your printable coupon! This coupon is good until August 31, so you have plenty of time to enjoy!

-If you are lucky enough to have a Fazoli’s near you, they are offering a FREE kid’s meal during the month of August. This is only at select locations, so check out the website to see if your Fazoli’s is participating. Go to company info and click on press releases. 

-IKEA is offering a FREE kid’s meal until August 16-click on the link and you will see the info at the bottom of the page- 

-Jack in the Box is offering 2 FREE tacos this Tuesday, August 11 with this printable coupon. If you have one of these near you, FREE lunch! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Check out the info and get your printable coupon here: 

-Denny’s restaurant is offering a printable coupon for a BOGO salad! Check it out here: Denny’s B1G1 FREE Entree Salad This coupon expires Sunday, August 9.

-Have you ever had Papa Murphy’s pizza before? If you have one near you, you must try it! Use this $5 printable coupon good towards a family sized pizza. It is take and bake pizza and absolutely delicious! I know my sister and her husband will love this coupon! Papa Murphy’s $5 Off This offer expires August 31. Enjoy!

-Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant has a new promotion. I just received an email about this and thought you would enjoy it. Buy 2 meals and pay for one! Enjoy a meal at the restaurant for only $12.95 and at the end of your visit you will pick another meal to take home for FREE! I love Maggiano’s so this is a deal that my hubby and I will take advantage of for sure! No coupon is required, but you check out the info here: 

-The BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddy) deal is still going on at TGIF until August 31, so make sure that you check it out here: You will receive $5 off for each buddy at your table!

-Joe’s Crab Shack is offering FREE dessert or crabs when you play the Crabs for Grabs game on the home page. You can also get a coupon for $5/20 purchase! Love crabs! Check it out here:

-Steak and Shake has a new printable coupon for a BOGO Mint Cookies n’ Cream milkshake. Looks yummy! The best thing is this coupon does not expire until September 27! Check it out here to print your coupon:

-Every Friday, Lean Cuisine is offering 125 people a chance to win a week of Lean Cuisine entrees! One grand prize winner will win an entire year of entrees! Check it out here and enter:

-Don’t forget about FREE chocolate Fridays from Mars. The first 250, 000 people each Friday to enter will be mailed a coupon for a FREE chocolate bar! You can keep checking back each Friday until September 25.

These are some of the sweetest food finds that I have seen for the week. I hope that you will enjoy them! ๐Ÿ˜‰


HBA Stockpile Pictures and Tips!!

Since I posted yesterday about the Sweet HBA deals at Publix, I thought that it would be neat for you all to see my personal HBA stockpile! I do live in a condo where space is really tight, so I have to be creative with how I store my stash! I use bins and storage rolling carts along with some creative in-closet storage tricks that I have come up with.   

In one bin, I have all my freebie candles, while in my storage rolling cart I have toothpaste, toothbrushes, medicines, etc.. In other storage bins, I have more shampoos, styling products, body washes, etc… If you are like me and don’t have a lot of storage, just get creative! They even make small storage bins on wheels that you can put under a small space like a bed or sofa!

The stockpile that I have did not happen overnight. Just remember that it does take some time and planning to find out where the best FREE and almost FREE items can be found. This may require going to several different stores; however, it is worth it! When you have a big stockpile like this, it is really fun because you get to actually shop from your closet! It is also nice because I know that I can give items to family, friends, and those in need.

I know that many of you are probably wondering, “How much did all of that cost you?” Most of the items were either FREE or I got them for just pennies on the dollar! Remember when I told you before, “Time is money?” Now, you can see for yourself how coupon clipping and bargain-hunting pays off! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Saving money can be sweet!

I not only get to shop from my HBA stockpile, but also from my Kitchen stockpile. I will be posting tips and pictures about this later this week, so stay tuned! Do you have pictures of your HBA stockpile? Email them to me! I would LOVE to see your stash!


Super Sweet Publix HBA deals!!

I have had several people ask me lately about how I keep my HBA (Health Beauty Aid) stockpile stocked. I am always on the lookout for a good deal, so when I find something that will be FREE or almost FREE I grab it! Here are some great deals going on right now at Publix that will enable you to start building your HBA stockpile. I hope this helps you! Also, don’t forget about donating to a local homeless shelter or to your local church! There is always someone in need! Grab a Green Back to School Flier in the turnstile at your local Publix and start saving!



Any SURE antiperspirant deodorant (2.6-2.7 oz.) –priced @ $2.39 each

-use the $1/1 (any) or $1.50/1 (men’s) coupon from 8/2 SS or the $1.25/1 (men’s)coupon from the 6/28 SS

-stack with the Publix $1/1 coupon in the Green Back to School Savings flier

-total for deodorant could be FREE .39 or .14 each depending on which manufacturer coupon you have!


Pert Plus Shampoo-(12-12.5 oz. select varieties) –priced @ $2.99 each

-use the $1/1 or $1.50/1 from the 6/28 SS- use the $1.50/1 (men’s) or the $1/1 from the 8/2 SS

-stack with the Publix coupon in the Green Back to School Savings flier

-total for shampoo could be .49 or .99 each depending on your coupons!


Cover Girl Cosmetics-prices will vary

Here are a few items that I know prices for:

Eye Colors- $2.99 each

Nail Colors-$3.29 each

(Select)Eye Liners- $2.99 each

Makeup sponges, applicators -$2.49 each

(Select) Lip glosses $3.59 each

-use the $2.50/2 or the $1/1 coupons from the 8/2 P&G insert

-stack with the $2/1 Publix coupon in the Green Back to School Savings flier

-total will be FREE or VERY cheap cosmetics!


Sundown Vitamins- prices will vary

-use this printable coupon for $3/2 vitamins: PRINT also, some people received a $5/2 coupon in the 7/12 RP insert

-stack with the $6/2 coupon from the Green Back to School Savings flier

-total could be FREE or VERY cheap vitamins! I stock up when they put out this coupon!


Benefiber Powder Sticks (8 count)-advantage buy priced @$2.50 each

-use the $2.00/1 coupon from the 5/10 SS or the 7/12 SS

-total will be .50 per box!! Great price if you use this!


Natural Instincts Hair Color-priced @ $8.99 per box

-use the $4/1 coupon from the 8/2 P&G inserts

-stack with the $2/1 Publix coupon from the Green Back to School flier

-total will be $2.99 per box! Be on the lookout as well since Publix puts this on sale quite frequently! You could get it even cheaper!!


Clean and Clear-prices will vary

-use this $2/1 printable coupon:  PRINT  or register at:

and print off a $5/1 coupon for the Blackhead eraser

-stack with the $1/1 Publix coupon from the Green Back to School flier

-you will get $6/1 Blackhead eraser or $3/1 Clean and Clear item!


Aveeno Baby items-priced @ $3.79 each

-use the printable coupon found here: You must first register and then you will be able to print off your $2 coupon!

-total for great baby wash, lotion, etc… will be $1.79! This would be great to add in a baby shower gift bag as well!


These are the super sweet deals that I see right now with the Green Back to School flier. These items that I have listed are all items that I consider great stockpile prices! When I see items like this that are FREE or nearly FREE, I add them to my stockpile! Don’t forget about donating items like this too! I hope that those of you have a Publix near you will take advantage of these great buys! ๐Ÿ˜‰




Sweet Back to School Deals for the Week!!

With the new school year just a couple weeks away for many of you, I thought it would be helpful to post the sweetest back to school deals for the week! Enjoy!



*****CVS 3 DAY ONLY DEALS (August 2-4)*****


All listed Items are FREE after Extra Care Bucks! Get your FREE items and your Extra Care Bucks. You can then use the Extra Care Bucks to get other items that you may need! You could also save the ECB’s and roll them for the next week’s deals! Also, don’t forget if your store is out of items, you can get a RAINCHECK!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


– Caliber/CVS pencil/ink eraser 1 count, glue stick 3 pack, or sticky notes 2 pack for .99 each get back .99 in ECB! (limit 2)


– Caliber/CVS 1 subject notebook 70-80 sheets at .99 each get back .99 in ECB! (limit 2)


– Caliber /CVS ball point pens 20 count or wooden pencils 10 count at .99 each get back .99 in ECB! (limit 2)


– Caliber/ It’s Academic compass or protractor at $1.50 each get back $1.50 in ECB! (limit 2)


-Caliber/ It’s Academic 5” pointed or blunt tip scissors at $2.99 each get back $2.99 in ECB! (limit 2)


– Caliber/ It’s Academic 12” flexible ruler at .99 each get back .99 in ECB! (limit 2)


– Caliber/ It’s Academic Stretchable book cover at .99 each get back .99 in ECB! (limit 2)


-2-pocket poly portfolio at .49 get back .49 in ECB! (limit 2)


Sweet CVS Deal!!

***If you buy ANY stationary item get a select writing instrument for .01!!!!!****



***Walgreens (August 2-8)***


.09 Deals (with in ad coupon)


– 2 pocket Penway folder (limit 6)


.19 Deals (no coupon required)


-white poster board (22×28)

-Splash mini highlighter

– Penway yellow pencils (10 count)

-Corner office legal pad (50 sheets)


.29 Deals


-pink erasers (2 count pack)

-Paper mate highlighters (6 pack)

-Paper clips (100 count pack)

-12” ruler

-pencil cap erasers (15 count)


.99 Deals (limit 12)


-binder or book cover

-tab dividers

-3 subject notebook

-pencil sharpener and eraser set (10 piece set)

-Pilot retractable pen (2 pack)

-Pilot ball point pen (3 pack)

-Fiskars kid’s scissors (5” pointed or blunt)

-Crayola classic markers (10 pack)

-Elmer’s jumbo glue stick


***Target (August 2-8)***


.40 WOW Deals


-100 count 3×5” index cards


.50 WOW Deals-


-Jumbo Target glue stick


$1.00 Deals-


-Fashion 1 subject notebook

-Recycled school supplies (pencil box or pencil pouch)


***Staples (August 2-8)***


Be sure to grab a Staples ad on your way into the store-there is an in-ad coupon for a $10 Staples Gift card when you purchase $50!



Staples 8×10 filler paper (wide or college ruled) .01 a pack!!!!! (limit 5)



$1.00 Deals  (limit 2)


-Staples 3 hold binder punch

-Staples glue sticks (4 pack)

-Staples Delta Elite retractable gel pens (2 pack)

-Zebra Z grip retractable gel pens (2 pack)

-Foohy Petz Monkey heads eraser caps (10 pack)

-Wescott 7” bent handle scissors

-Paper Mate sharp writer 0.7mm mechanical pencils (5 pack)


$2.00 Deals


-Scotch Magic invisible tape (3 pack)

-Staples 3 ring pencil pouches

-Bic white out correction fluid (2 pack)

-Post It ½” tape flags

-OOPS! Retractable correction tape (2 pack)

-Pentel EnerGel retractable rollerball pens (3 pack)

-Sharpie retractable permanent markers (3 pack)