Monday, May 23, 2011

Lean Pockets BOGO coupon on Facebook

 Who doesn't love Lean Pockets?  I think they are a great quickie lunch.  Lean pockets is giving away a Buy 1 get 1 free Lean pockets coupon on their Facebook page.  All you have to do is "like" them and click the orange button.  It's a bricks coupon so you can hit your back browser and print out a second one!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Great coupons and freeebies today

I am on a mission to become an extreme couponer!!!  There a few good coupons today on Facebook.  Head on over to  Little Debbie to get a coupon for .75 off their new cloud cakes.  Its a brick coupon so hit your back browser to print 2.

  What kid doesn't love smiley fries??  My kids love them so like them on Facebook $1.00/1 McCain Potato product

Do you or your children like carnation instant breakfast?  They can be expensive.  Well go to their facebook page and "Like" them to get $1.50 off coupon HERE  

 Swiffer is giving away 25,000 free 360 Dusters Starter Kits every week in May. Go  HERE and become a Swiffer fan to get your free kt today!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crystal Light coupon

You better hurry before they are all gone....Head on over to the Crystal Light Facebook page HERE and print out a very rare and high value $1.oo off coupon

Confirmation party help needed!!!

I can't believe that my 3lb preemie baby boy will be making his Confirmation next week.  It only seems like yesterday I gave birth to him.  Now he is taller than me which ain't sayin much since I am only five feet tall!  We are so very proud of him.  I want to make him a nice Confirmation party although money is tight (when is it ever not?).  It's going to be held in my yard because it works out to be half the price of going to a nice restaurant. Hopefully the weather wll hold out.  I am looking for a Confirmation theme.  Should I go with a Memorial Day theme being it will be memorial day weekend or a more religious theme???

Anyway, I have been searching the internet like crazy for DIY Confirmation party printables.  Napkin rings, cupcake/gift tags, banners, etc.  but there really isn't much of a selection out there in cyber space unless you want to pay for it.  So if any of my bloggy friends have ideas or free printables I could use...I would greatly apprecate it.  If not then I will just have to wing it.  Stay tuned next week for my party pictures.

Monday, May 16, 2011

What's on the Menu

  It's official....our house is on the market now.  We are a step closer to Florida.  So now I have been working extra hard at keeping this house as neat as a pin.  It's hard work!  Kids running around all day leaving a trail of toys and fingerprints.  On another note I have been really trying to create a nice little stockpile to help us save even more money.  We will need it for moving expenses and hopefully some new furniture.  My grocery store offered triple coupons the past 2 weeks and I was on a coupon high.   Anyway here is my menu for the week.

Sunday:  Leftover make your own fajitas with rice and beans

Monday:  Meatballs and spaghetti

Tuesday:  Homeade chicken soup and sandwiches

Wednesday:  Chicken cutlets with yellow rice and green beans

Thursday:  Chili with white rice

Friday:  Homeade pizza

Saturday:  Roasted chicken, potato and broccoli

Cheap and Free things to do this summer

Just only yesterday it was winter and now before we know it the summer will be fast approaching.  With the sluggish economy that is still dragging and the high cost of gas....what can we do to entertan our kids that won't cost an arm and a leg?  There is only so much pool or playground they could take before we start  hearing "Mom I'm bored".  So to help you out I am trying to compile a list of free or cheap things to do this summer. 

Regal Cinemas just released their new Summer Movie Express.  I guess they no longer can continue letting us watch the movies for free (blame the economy) but they are only going to charge $1.00 to see a G or PG rated movie on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  These movies have already been released on Dvd.   Who cares!  What's better than beng in air conditioning on a hot summer day.  Please keep in mind that some daycares and summer camps bus their kids in sooooo you might want to get there a little early
Click HERE to find a theatre near you and a list of the movies that will be shown

Kids bowl free everyday this summer!!  From May 1st thru September 5th  your kids can bowl 2 games per day (shoe rental not included)   You can also sign up 4 adults for $24.95 to also bowl 2 free games everyday for the whole summer.  Now that is a great deal.  Also another air conditioned outing!  Click Here  for an alley near you.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Extreme Coupon wannabe

This past year or maybe longer it is really hitting home how bad the economy is and I feel like I can't control anything.  The cost of everyday staples keep going up but our paychecks are still the same.  I was never one to make a budget or follow one let alone have an allowance.  I was never taught that nor do I like that.  BUT......lately I feel this strong urge that we need one.  How?  Where do I start?  Since becoming a blogger I think that I have saved money especially at the food and drug stores since many of my fellow bloggers are nice enough to post where to find coupons and deals.

In an effort to save money and pay bills I have been learning to create a little stockpile and to use coupons, register rewards and extracare bucks more to my advantage.  I would let those things expire before I could use them and now I have learned to split my orders and use them right away. 

Now I am addicted to watching Extreme Couponing on TLC and I am a wannabe! I don't want to be that extreme.  Who the heck needs a 40 year supply of toilet paper or 200 tubes of toothpaste?  I sure would like to try to get my groceries for next to nothing.  Groceries are the only thing that I can control with the proper meal planning and shopping.  I am on my way to be becoming a semi-extreme couponer...last week our grocery store had a triple coupon event (rarely ever does that happen) and this past weekend they had a double up to $2.00 coupon event.  I probably spent about 4+hours organizing and writing down by aisle what I wanted to buy.  It paid off.  I had more than $200 worth of groceries and paid less than $100.  WOOHOOOO!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Holey Donuts 3 box Giveaway!!

Who out there doesn't love donuts??  They are so hard to resist especially when you are on a diet.  About a year ago I heard about this little company called Holey Donuts  that carries lowfat and low cal donuts.  I thought t was to good to be true.  Since I can't resist a tasty treat, I placed an order for an assortment.  To my surprise they were outrageously delicious.  The donuts were normal size and I think they tasted just as good as Dunkin Donuts if not better. Seriously that is how delicious they are. These yummy donuts are delivered to you frozen and take about 20 minutes to thaw at room temperature or you can pop them in the microwave.  They always taste as if they were just made. 

They have such a large assortment I just want them all!!  But I dont have the room in my freezer.  Not only do they carry donuts but they also  have cinnamon buns and donut holes!!!   For the next few days they are runnng a super easy contest.  All you have to do is send them an email to with your State in the subject line.  Easy Peasy right?  If your are chosen you will receive 3 boxes of heaven donuts

Free Cottonelle wipes

Head on over to the Cottonelle site HERE and grab a free tub of Conttonelle Fresh wipes with the Give one Get one campaign.  All you have to do is fill out the form and give one email address of a friend and you both will receive a coupon by snail mail for a free tub.  Your coupon should arrive in 4-6 weeks.  Hurry....I am sure this offer won't last long

What's on the Menu

I know I's been months since I posted my menu plan.  What can I say?  I am just a plain unorganized mess!!  Better late than never right?  I was speaking to my cousin this weekend who lives in Texas and I was ranting about my excitement over triple coupons this week.  We started talking about saving money and planning menues and it reminded to post up my menu.  She likes to glance at it and sometimes make the same things for her family.   I will start from last night.....So here it is:

Tuesday:  Chicken and cheese Quesadilla, yellow rice, beans (I LOVE Bush's beans Texas Ranchero or black bean fiesta)

Wednesday:  Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans

Thursday:    Oven roasted chcken and potatoes with spinich

Friday:  Fried chicken cutlets, white rice, broccoli

Saturday:  We have a party to dinner will be there

Sunday:  Hamburgers, hotdogs, homeade macaroni and cheese