Monday, June 29, 2009

Pet Smart: $5.00 off purchase of $25.00 or more

Go HERE to print a coupon for $5.00 off your purchase of $25.00 or more at Pet Smart. The coupon expires on July 25, 2009.

Menu: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

I've slacked in posting my menu for the past month, but I'm pleased to report that I've been cooking at home. Here is my menu for this week:

Sunday, June 28th: Bean & Cheese Quesadillas, Spanish Rice, Taco Chips & Salsa

Monday, June 29th: Three Cheese Manicotti, Salad & Bread Sticks

Tuesday, June 30th: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Chips (when we return home from Dutch Wonderland)

Wednesday, July 1st: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans

Thursday, July 2nd: Chef Salads & Fresh Fruit Salad

Friday, July 3rd: Salmon, Steamed Rice & Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potatoes

Saturday, July 4th: Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Homemade Pasta Salad, Deviled Eggs & Watermelon

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Berry picking we go...

This morning, we headed to Orr's and picked red raspberries and blackberries. Aiden had so much fun picking berries and going for a hay ride. What a fun morning for all of us! I'm getting ready to clean the berries and freeze them. The frozen berries are perfect to use in smoothies or as a topping for vanilla ice cream. I am also planning to make the raspberry sauce recipe HERE.
Does anyone have any recipes they'd like to share using raspberries or blackberries? If so, please share. :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My flowers are blooming...

Flowers are one of my favorite things about summer. I am especially proud that my hydrangea has bloomed for the very first time. It took several years, but this beautiful flower was well worth the wait!

My neighbor grows lavender and was kind enough to share some with me. It smells wonderful in my kitchen!

I can hardly wait for my zinnia and black-eyed susan to bloom. What is your favorite flower?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

$2.00 8th Continent Soy Milk Coupon

Go HERE to print a $2.00 coupon off any 8th Continent Soy Milk product. (Thanks, Common Sense with Money)

While grocery shopping
today, I checked the price and it was $2.54 at Martin's. After the $2.00 coupon, it would be .54 cents. The chocolate flavor is delicious!

Free Glidden Paint

Go HERE to sign up to receive a FREE quart of Glidden paint. This paint is sold at Home Depot. Coupon will arrive in three to four weeks. What a great freebie! What color did you select and what are you planning to paint?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Daily Grind: FREE Iced or Hot Coffee

In today's mail, I received a magazine size coupon booklet called "Martinsburg Household Savings". There is a coupon for a FREE Coffee at Daily Grind located on page 7. I am posting this for local readers so they don't miss out on this great freebie. If anyone isn't planning to use this coupon, I'd love to have extras.

Free Rita's Italian Ice

In today's mail, I received a magazine size coupon booklet called "Martinsburg Household Savings". There is a coupon for a FREE Italian Ice at Rita's located on page 9. I am posting this for local readers so they don't miss out on this great freebie. If anyone isn't planning to use this coupon, I'd love to have extras.

Awesome Gift Card Rebate

I found another awesome beer rebate yesterday at Martin's! I do not need one because my friend Michelle was already kind enough to share one with me last week. I did pick up some extras if anyone is interested!


Mail-In Rebate Offer Form to receive $10 or $20. Receive $10 by mail with the purchase of a $25 Gift Card and one (1) 12-pk or equivalent OR one (1) DraughtKeg of Heineken or Heineken Premium Light OR Receive $20 by mail with the purchase of a $50 Gift Card and either two (2) 12-pks or equivalent OR one (1) DraughtKeg and one (1) 12-pk of Heineken or Heineken Premium Light.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Martin's: FREE Propel Water

Martin's has Propel flavored water on sale for $1.00 each this week. I used .55/1 hangtag coupons that doubled and got five bottles for FREE.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mondavi $3.00 Bottled Water Rebate

My camera is still broken and I have yet to purchase another one. I found another wine tag rebate today. Save $3.00 on a case of water--no wine purchase necessary! Offer valid from July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. This one is a rebate and is limited to one rebate per household, name or address! I found this one on bottles of Mondavi wine at Martin's in Martinsburg. Check your local stores!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Produce Wine Tags

I was happy to find free produce wine tags today! Save $1.00 on any fresh produce purchase--no wine purchase necessary. I was able to get some bananas for FREE. The coupons were on various bottles of Clos Du Bois wines. Check your local stores!

Food Lion: FREE A1 Marinade

Food Lion has A.1. Marinade on sale for $2.00. Use the $2.00 coupon from the June 14, 2009 Smart Source insert and get it for FREE.

DiGiorno Flatbread Pizza for $1.00

Food Lion has DiGiorno Flatbread Pizzas on sale for $5.50. I used the following coupons: $1.50 manufacturer coupon from the May 17, 2009 Smart Source insert and the $2.00 Food Lion internet printable coupon found HERE. One is a manufacturer and the other is a store coupon so you are allowed to use both. This brought my total down to $2.00 for the pizza. Then, a catalina coupon printed for $1.00 off my next order for purchasing the pizza. This is like paying $1.00 for the pizza! I'll definitely be going back to do this again this week.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Making Homemade Popsicles

I started another blog "In the Kitchen with Sara" this week and am going to be posting frugal recipes and entertaining tips. I just wrote a post about making homemade popsicles with my son. You can read the post HERE. Thanks to all of my readers for your continued support. :)

Free Sample Scott Products

Go HERE to request a free sample package from Scott. (Thanks, Freebies for Mom)

The sample package will include a SCOTT® Extra Soft Toilet Tissue Double Roll and a 10ct travel pack of SCOTT® Moist Wipes. Hurry because these will go quickly!

Free sample packets of Emeril's Original Essence

Go HERE to request your free sample packets of Emeril's Original Essence Seasoning. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Walgreens: Free St. Ives Bodywash and Great Coffee Deal

I made a quick trip by myself to Walgreens this evening and was surprised that they had most everything is stock. Maxwell House coffee is on sale 2/$5.00. Hubby is getting low on coffee so I purchased two cans and used the $2.00/2 printable coupon HERE. St. Ives Body Wash is free after register reward this week. I purchased one bottle for $2.99 and used the $1.50 coupon from the May 10, 2009 Smart Source insert--making the body wash a profit. Total for everything was $4.50 (used a gift card) and I received a register reward back for $3.00---which is like paying $1.50!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Homemade Pizza

Aiden and I had a great time making homemade pizza for dinner this evening. We made him an individual pizza and also a larger one for my husband and I to share. I used a dough recipe that I found online today and it turned out better than expected. I need to get the hang of rolling out the crust a little thinner. Does anyone have a dough recipe they'd recommend? If so, please share!

Yard Sale Treasures (updated with photo)

I was just complaining to a friend a few days ago about how disappointed I've been with yard sales this Summer. Yesterday afternoon, I was headed home from Hagerstown and pulled over to the side of the road to pick up a toy that my son dropped. That is when I noticed a yard sale sign and decided to stop. Boy am I glad! This particular sale had size 3, 4 and 5 boys clothing and everything was in EXCELLENT condition. I purchased the following items:

2 Polo Ralph Lauren sweater vests
1 Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirt
1 Gap long sleeve shirt
4 pair of Jeans (Gap, Kenneth Cole & Old Navy)
1 pair of Gap athletic pants
1 Children's Place jacket

Guess how much I paid for everything listed above?


I was very happy with my purchases. Did anyone else find any Yard Sale Treasures this weekend? I'd love to hear all about your finds.

Food Lion: Kraft Shredded Cheese for .50 cents per package

Kraft Shredded Cheese is on sale at Food Lion until Tuesday, June 16th. They are 4 for $6.00 and you must purchase four to get this price. I used four $1.00/1 printable coupons (they are no longer available) and paid $2.00 for four packages---just .50 cents per package!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Food Lion: Free Pasta

Sorry for the lack of picture, but my camera decided to die this week. This is one reason I've not been posting as much.

Food Lion various types of store brand pasta on sale for .89 cents this week. I purchased the 16 oz. box of elbow macaroni noodles and used the $1.00 off Food Lion Pasta printable coupon HERE----making the pasta FREE. This will come in handy for homemade macaroni salad this Summer. You'll be able to print the coupon after playing the Guiding Stars matching game.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mud Room Makeover

Our house has a small Mud Room located in between our garage and kitchen. I used to keep a shoe rack in this space, but found that it collected lots of other clutter. Last year, I made the decision to move our personal computer into this space. I'd been wanting to make a separate space for our personal computer and decided this was just the right spot.

I found a Martha Stewart Butcher Block Island at Kmart on clearance for less than $50.00. I loved that this island was taller than a normal desk and had the Pottery Barn look that I love so much.

you used your Mud Room for a different purpose? If so, I'd love to hear all about it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Free Geo Trax DVD

Go HERE to request a free Geo Trax DVD. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)
My son loves Geo Trax! You can pick from four different DVD's.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Freezing Cookie Dough

This morning, I made some homemade sugar cookies. I decided to double the batch and make extra dough to use in the future. I placed wax paper on a cookie sheet and scooped out the dough into balls. Then, I placed the tray into the freezer and to let the dough harden.

After the dough was frozen, I placed the individual balls into a Ziplock vacuum bag and removed the air. The next time I bake cookies, I'll be able to have them ready in minutes! This is my first time freezing the dough and was surprised at how easy it was. Has anyone else ever done this?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Food Lion: Kraft Singles for .75 cents per package

Kraft American Singles are on sale at Food Lion until Tuesday, June 9th. They are 4 for $5.00 and you must purchase four to get this price. I used two $1.00/2 printable coupons and paid just $3.00 for four packages. That is .75 cents per package!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Food: Almost FREE Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders

Food Lion has Boneless Chicken Breast Tenderloins on sale for $1.99 per pound this week. I found two packages that were just over 1 lb---priced at $2.07 and $2.15. I used the $2.00 off Food Lion Chicken Breasts, Tenders, or Snack Wings printable coupon HERE and paid just .07 and .15 cents per package. Who doesn't love free chicken? You'll be able to print the coupon after playing the Guiding Stars matching game.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

$5.00 Rotisserie or Fried Chicken Rebate

I found another great mail-in rebate this evening. Save $5.00 when you purchase any Rotisserie or Fried Chicken. NO beer purchase is required. The rebate is valid for residents of the following states: KY, NC and WV. Valid 6/3/2009-7/7/2009. I have extras if anyone is interested.

Martin's: $2.00 off $5.00 Produce Coupon

I just received an email from Martin's that contains a $2.00 off your $5.00 produce purchase coupon. Go HERE to print the coupon. It expires on June 20, 2009.

Food Lion: Printable Coupons (expire 6/17/2009)

Go HERE to print the Food Lion coupons that I received by email today. The coupons are as follows:

$1.00 off one bagged Tyson® Frozen Breaded Chicken product
$1.00 off any 12 pack Canada Dry
$1.00 off any Healthy Accents Vitamins
$1.00 off Two (2)Food Lion Golden Zesty Steak Sauce

The above coupons expire on June 17, 2009.

Kraft $2.00 Produce Tear Pad Coupon

I found a Kraft produce tear pad coupon at Food Lion this evening: Save $2.00 on Produce when you buy 2 Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Dressing 24-32 oz. The coupon expires on 6/23/2009. I have extras if anyone is interested!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Food Lion: Great trip (free produce & candy bars)

I just returned from a quick trip to Food Lion and purchased the following:

20 M&M candy bars (on sale BOGO; used ten BOGO blinkie coupons--all were FREE)

3 bottles of Kraft Italian Dressing (on sale 3/$5.00; used three $1.50/1 coupons--paid .50 cents for all three bottles)

1 bunch of bananas ($2.34; used $2.00 produce tear pad coupon wyb 2 participating Kraft products--paid .34 cents)

Total for everything was .84 cents plus tax.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Recipe

My hubby plays in a golf league on Tuesday evenings and does not join us for dinner. It's quite hot here today so I thought it would be fun to have Strawberry-Banana Smoothies after dinner this evening.

I combined the following ingredients in the blender: 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup of 2% milk, 1/2 fresh banana and 3 frozen strawberries. I also topped mine with whipped topping, but Aiden opted out of that addition.

Aiden loved his smoothie!

Free Sample of Aveeno Nourish Hair Care

Go HERE to request your free sample of Aveeno Nourish Hair Care.