About Heather Brickell

Heather resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband Keith of 20 years and their 2 boys Drew 14 and Brady 8. She loves to share savings advice, budget-friendly deals, recipes and more!

2 Free Months of Amazon Kindle Unlimited! (Access Over 1 Million Books, Audiobooks + More)

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Through April 30,  you can score 2 Free months of Amazon Kindle Unlimited! Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million eBooks, audiobooks and popular magazines! This is a great time to take advantage of this offer! 

Costco Wholesale Membership Deal!

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Now more than ever is a great time for a warehouse membership! Right now you can score a Costco Membership deal!

When you sign up for a Gold Star Membership, you will receive a $10 Costco Shop Card. If you sign up for a Gold Star Executive Membership, you will receive a $20 Costco Shop Card. 

Here is how to take advantage of this offer:

  1. GO HERE to sign up for the membership of your choice (choose from the options listed above)
  2. You will receive your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to the email that you sign up with. 
  3. Bring your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to any U.S. or Puerto Rico Costco location to join as a new member.
  4. Enjoy your savings!

Set of TWO Nonstick Donut Pans at a Fabulous Price!

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This deal is back!

I purchased this set of 2 Bellemain Nonstick 6-Well Donut Pans and it is one of my favorite Amazon purchases to date! The boys couldn’t wait for me to make donuts and I know that we are going to have so much fun creating new varieties of donuts. I am even going to try making homemade bagels as well! This set of 2 pans is only $12.95! I promise you will get so much use out of them! The donuts come right out of the pan without sticking and the possibilities here are endless! I used a prepackaged chocolate chip muffin mix to create these donuts, but I am going to create other varieties as well. My boys loved them and I know that we are going to have so much fun with these donut pans especially during now while we are at home!

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans

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I think many of us are searching right now for easy dinner ideas. After teaching the kids all day long the last thing that you want to think about is what to make for dinner. One of my favorite ways to cook these days is Sheet Pan Dinners. You just throw everything onto the pan, bake it and voila dinner is served!

This recipe for Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans is not only easy to prepare, but so delicious! My boys devoured every bite on their plates!

Sheet Pan Italian Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans

Ingredients:

1 1/2- 2 lbs. cubed chicken thighs (you could also use breasts, but this is what I had on-hand)

1 packet of Italian Seasoning dressing mix

5-6 small red potatoes cubed (any smaller potato would work)

1 pack of fresh green beans (you can also buy the fresh ones in the produce section. I like these because the stems are already cut off)

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Olive Oil

Salt/pepper to taste

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place chicken, potatoes, green beans and garlic on a large sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Coat the chicken mixture with olive oil (just enough to coat the items) and the packet of Italian Dressing mix.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and EBTB seasoning.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes tossing halfway through. Return and bake until veggies are tender and chicken is cooke through.

Serve and enjoy!

Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks

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I am sure that one thing many of you may have in your freezers right now is chicken. I am always on the hunt for new chicken recipes, and this one for Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks is so easy and delicious! If you are looking for an air fryer this one is a great option! 

Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks 

Ingredients 

  • 6 Drumsticks 
  • BBQ Sauce 
  • 1 Stick Butter (Melted)
  • Salt
  • Pepper 

Instructions

  1. Make sure drumsticks are as dry as can be by patting them down with a towel. 
  2. Coat each drumstick in butter. 
  3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  4. Place drumsticks on air fryer basket without overcrowding. 
  5. Cook at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from air fryer and coat drumsticks in bbq sauce.
  7. Place back in air fryer for another 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle parsley for a garnish and enjoy with your favorite side dish and vegetable. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

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Many of us are being forced to cook and bake with items that we have right in our own pantry. Times are tough for many people so we are having to become creative with the items that we have on hand. This recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread is sure to cure any sweet tooth that you have and combines chocolate and peanut butter all in one delicious bite!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, plus 1 tbsp for drizzle
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

 

Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, egg, peanut butter, and vegetable oil until smooth.
  3. Slowly combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine until batter forms.
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 28-30 minutes until center is cooked and toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before taking out of pan.
  7. Optional microwave 1 tbsp peanut butter until melted and drizzle over loaf.
  8. Let cool completely before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

Homeschool Essentials

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I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of items that you may need for homeschooling. During this time of uncertainty and with many stores out of items, Amazon is a great resource for supplies. Some items may take longer to ship than normal, but it is worth not having to go to the store. I actually just purchased many of these items for my boys. If you can think of anything else that I should add to the list, please let me know! (The items that I ordered are supposed to arrive on Sunday)

30-Count Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks $5.82

Westcott 5” Hard Handle Kids Blunt Scissors 2Pk $1.82

Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 12-Pack $2.79

Electric Pencil Sharpener with Rust-proof Spiral Blade $6.99

Five Star Loose Leaf Paper, 3 Hole Punched, Reinforced Filler Paper, College Ruled $3.59

AmazonBasics Fine Point Tip Permanent Markers – Assorted Colors, 24-Pack $6.57

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60-Count $4.89

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60-Count$4.89

Scotch Super-Hold Tape, 3/4 in x 800 in, 3 Rolls, 1 in Core $5.97

Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-St), Black/Silver, 1 Pack $3.98

 

Shut Down Restaurant & Takeout Deals

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Did you know that today is the Great American TakeOut Day? Since restaurants have been forced to shut their doors delivery and takeout services are being offered at nice discounts! Here is a great list thanks to Savings.com! 

&pizza – Free delivery when you order thru the app.
Arbys – Say “drive thru deal” to get the latest offer (no coupon needed)
Auntie Annie’s Pretzels – Free Deliver on orders of $15 or more through DoorDash.
Bertucci’s – Free Delivery for a limited time.
Black Angus – Free Delivery through March 29 on DoorDash, Postmates, and Grub Hub.
Blaze Pizza – Free Delivery on orders of $10 or more on their website or through their app.

Bonchon – Free Delivery for first time through DoorDash.
Bob Evans – Free Delivery for a limited time (participating locations that offer delivery).
Boston Market – Free Delivery + latest Coupon is $5 off $15 order.
Bucca di Beppo – Free Delivery .
Burger King – two Free Kids Meals with purchase.
Buffalo Wild Wings – BOGO free wings togo on Tuesday & Thursday.
Burger King – Free Delivery on orders of $10 or more through GrubHub through 3/29.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – 15% off through March 29 with code Spring15 takeout & delivery.
Cheesecake Factory – free slice of cheesecake until 5pm every day
Chipotle – Free Delivery on orders of $10 or more on their website or app through 3/31.
Cici’s Pizza – Free Delivery
Del Taco – Free Delivery on Tuesday’s.

Denny’s – Free Delivery for online orders through 4/12.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Free Delivery through the end of April plus $5 off with code CARRYOUT5
El Pollo Loco – Free delivery via Grubhub from participating locations from March 25 to April 7.
Ike’s Sandwiches – Free Delivery on app orders through 3/30.

Little Ceasars – Free Delivery on order of $10 or more.
Jersey Mike’s – Free Delivery through the mobile app.
KFC – Free Delivery $10+ orders through April 26.
Macaroni Grill – Free Delivery for a limited time.
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Free Delivery on app orders of $10 or more.
Mooyah – Free Delivery through DoorDash through 3/31.
Outback Steak House – Free Delivery through April.
Olive Garden – 15% off togo order with code OGSAVE15.
Panera – Free delivery on orders of $15 or more in March with code: FREEDELIVERY
Panda Express – $20 Family Feast (2 Large Sides + 3 Large Entrees).
Pizza Ranch – Free delivery with online orders.
P.F. Chang’s – Free Delivery, order online or through the app
Pizza Hut – 50% off menu priced pizzas with code MARCHLOCALFLASHSALE
Pollo Tropical – Free delivery, order online or thru the app thru April 3rd.
Popeyes – Free delivery, order online or through the app.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Free delivery via DoorDash & Grubhub thru March 29.
Red Lobster –  Free Delivery until the end of the month with $30 purchase.
Ruby Tuesdays – Free Delivery & 25% off TakeOut through April – no coupon needed.
Shake Shack – Free delivery via Grubhub with a order of $10 or more through March 25.
Subway – Free footlong when you buy any footlong, order online or the app
Taco Bell – Free delivery on your first Grubhub order of $12 or more at Taco Bell today through March 31.
Taco Cabana – Free delivery thru the My TC app through April 3.
Tijuana Flats – Free delivery with $25 minimum order thru March 31.
Wendys – Free Jr. frosty with every drive thru order.

Amazon is Offering Free Audio Books for Children!

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Audible, an Amazon company is offering Free Audio Books for Kids right now. This is regularly priced at $14.95 per month so what a nice savings!

All you have to do is download the free app. From there, you will find a variety of children’s stories for all ages including teens! 

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.