Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Here is the recipe for anyone who is interested:
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
1 cup sugar (can easily be reduced to 3/4 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix melted butter into the mashed bananas. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over mixture and stir. Add the flour and continue mixing. Pour mixture into muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done. Cool on a rack.
Monday, March 30, 2009
If anyone isn't planning to use this coupon, I am looking for extras. Let me know what coupons you are searching for and we'll work out a trade.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Last night, my husband and I went out to dinner alone. We enjoyed a nice quiet dinner while my parents came over for a few hours and watched our son. It was so nice to engage in adult conversation and reconnect with my husband. Afterwards, we headed to the grocery store and bought groceries for the week. Here is what my family will be eating this week:
Sunday, March 29: Pizza (at a birthday party we attended)
Monday, March 30: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Tuesday, March 31: Steak Stir-Fry
Wednesday, April 1: Tuna Noodle Casserole, Salad
Thursday, April 2: Chef Salads, Fresh Fruit
Friday, April 3: Dinner out at Mexican Restaurant
Saturday, April 4: Appetizer Night (Wings that I posted about HERE, Cheese Sticks that I posted about HERE & Nachos made using cheese and salsa that I posted about HERE)
Have a great week everyone!
Walgreens is having a Register Rewards deal on Softsoap Body Wash this week. I read on Common Sense with Money that the RR deal is rolling.
I decided to give it a try at my local Walgreens this evening. I am pleased to report that the RR IS indeed rolling. I paid for the first bottle with a Walgreens gift card that was obtained from transferring a prescription--so no out of pocket expense for me. Then, I purchased three more bottles (one at a time) paying with the RR earned from the previous transaction. I still have one RR that can be used for future transactions. I wanted to be considerate of other customers and decided to stop at four bottles this evening.
Did anyone else take advantage of this offer? If so, did the RR roll successfully?
Locals: I found these coupons at Martin's in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Be sure to check the toy section of your local store for clearance. I was pleased to find the projection drawing board set pictured above marked 90% off ---only $1.49. I will be saving it for a future birthday present. Have you found any toys on clearance at your store recently? If so, please share your deals with us.
Did you print the $4.00 Glade coupons that I posted about HERE? I hope so because the coupons will net you some free candles at Walgreens from March 29th until April 25th. I purchased two of the small Glade Soy candles this morning. The candles are $5.99 each. I used the following coupons to get the candles for FREE:
Two of the $4.00 Glade printable coupons reference above
$2.00 instant value coupon on page 21 of the April Easysaver catalog (this coupon deducts $2.00 for each candle)
You may need to add a small filler to your order because you have two items and three coupons. My store had two scents of the candle: Earthly Awakening and McIntosh Apple--both of which smell wonderful.
Friday, March 27, 2009
While picking up free character band aids at Martin's this week, I found a free magazine called "Healthy Ideas" located at the end of the check out line. The free magazine contains healthy recipes and articles on green cleaning. The magazine also contains some valuable coupons. I was especially happy to find the $1.00 produce coupon on page 24. Be sure to pick up one of these magazines the next time you're shopping at Martin's.
I headed back to Kmart this morning to use my last six $1.35/1 Fiber One Bar coupons. The coupons doubled making all six boxes FREE. I purchased four of the boxes and my husband purchased the other two.
I received a catalina coupon for $3.00 on my next shopping order. My husband received a catalina coupon for $1.00 on his next shopping order. I was pleased to get SIX boxes of Fiber One Bars for FREE and make a profit of $4.00. I'm planning to use the $4.00 towards purchasing a few items for my son's Easter basket.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Fiber One Bars are on sale 4/$10.00 this week at Kmart. I bought four packages and used four coupons for $1.35 off each box. The $1.35 coupons doubled making each box FREE. At the end of the transaction, the cashier handed me a catalina for $3.00 off my next shopping order. Not only did I get four packages of Fiber One Bars for free..... I also made a $3.00 profit! One package is missing from the picture because it was given to my parents.
I have a great deal to share with everyone. I stopped at Kmart and bought two bottles of Pledge Multi Surface cleaner this morning. They were on sale for $3.50 each. I used two printable coupons for $2.00 off any Pledge Multi Surface Spray product. Each of the coupons doubled and I got both products for FREE--paying only .24 cents sales tax. Along with my receipt, the cashier handed me a catalina coupon for $1.00 off my next shopping order. I was surprised to end up making .76 cents off this transaction. If you'd like to print the coupons, go HERE.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I have another great TRY ME FREE product offer to share with you (see photo above). While picking up some more free puppy food at Walmart today, I noticed that Nestle Toll House Ultimates Chocolate Filled cookies had a TRY ME FREE sticker on each product. The stickers were also on the caramel filled cookies as well. Be on the lookout for this offer when you're out shopping at your local Walmart store. For those of you that are local, I found this product in the refrigerated section at the Walmart on Foxcroft Avenue. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Smartsource is offering an awesome printable coupon for $4.00 off ANY Pace product. This coupon will surely net us some free salsa. Go HERE to read Common Sense with Money's post about this coupon. I will warn you that the coupon is VERY slow to print......so be patient. I was able to print is successfully.
Snuggle has just released a new line of fabric softener called Snuggle Creme. My local Walmart has the Snuggle Creme liquid fabric softener on roll back for $4.00. Go HERE to print a coupon for $2.00 off one bottle. Be sure to hit the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice. After the coupon, you'll pay just $2.00 per bottle which softens 50 loads. This is a good deal that I wanted to be sure and share with my readers.
Martin's has character Band-Aids on sale this week for $1.00 per box. I bought three boxes and used three $1.00 Band-Aid coupons from the March 15th Smart Source insert making all three boxes for FREE. My local store had lots of different characters and plenty of stock.
Monday, March 23, 2009
My local Kmart has Dry Idea deodorant/anti-perspirant for $3.99. I used two $2.00 internet printable coupons from coupons.com which doubled and made both of them FREE. I'll be donating these to the local shelter for women.
My local Kmart had the large size Ziplock Zip'n Steam bags on clearance for $1.24. I used three .55 cent coupons which doubled to $1.10 and paid .14 cents per package. Check your local store to see if they're marked down.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I went to Kmart this morning for the $2.00 double coupon event. I didn't spend much time preparing- just clipped a few coupons and headed out the door with my friend. I bought the following:
3 Crest Kids Toothpaste $1.99 each (used 3 $1.00 coupons which doubled.....FREE)
1 Rachael Ray dog treat $3.99 (used 1 $2.00 home mailer coupon which doubled..... FREE)
1 package of Marcal paper towels $3.50 (used $2.00 coupon which doubled..... FREE)
2 packages of Pop-Tarts $2.49 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled.....paid .49 cents each)
2 Lysol Kitchen Cleaner $2.50 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled..... paid. 50 cents each)
2 Lysol Bathroom Cleaner $2.50 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled.... paid .50 cents each)
2 packages of Zip Lock containers $2.50 each (used 2 $1.00 peelie coupons which doubled..... paid. 50 cents per package)
TOTAL for everything $3.98 plus $1.05 tax for a total of $5.03.
We purchased a new kitchen table last weekend. The fee for delivery and set-up would have been $130.00. I was surprised to hear my husband tell the salesman that he would pick-up and assemble the set himself. I must be converting him after all! :) My husband picked-up and assembled the new dining set on Tuesday evening. He did a fabulous job and his two hours of hard work saved us $130.00.
I purchased six more boxes of Wheat Thins Artisan Cheese Crackers this morning for .21 cents per box. I used three buy one, get one free coupons from the March 15th Smart Source insert. Total for six boxes was $1.26 plus tax. For more specific information on this deal, read my previous post HERE.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I received this coupon in my email yesterday. Go HERE to print a coupon for $4.00 off any candle or reed diffuser within Glade's new Fragrance Collection line. Be sure to hit the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thomas the Tank Engine
Lights & Sound Percy
Thanks to Common Sense with Money for posting this deal. The company has offered this deal in the past and it's been great. I'm hoping to make it to the store on Saturday afternoon before they're all gone.
Weis has Welch's Aqua Juice on sale for $2.50 per bottle. I used the .75 cent coupon (which doubled to $1.50) from the March 8th Smart Source insert making the juice $1.00 per bottle. Pretty good deal!
Check out Common Sense with Money's post HERE about the great deal Amazon is having on Thomas the Train wooden train & DVD sets. These would make great gifts to hold back for birthday parties or Christmas. Thinking ahead and buying gifts at great prices will result in spending less money on gifts.
The KMart in Martinsburg, WV is doubling coupons AGAIN up to and including $2.00 beginning March 22nd. Coupons up to and including $2.00 will double. You can use four of the same coupon and up to 25 coupons per day. Internet coupons are EXCLUDED. Get your coupons ready!