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Friday, December 31, 2010

Deals deals deals..

Took a break for the Holidays :)

Did anyone see Extreme Couponers??? Needless to say that Show made my heart pound!!! Today I decided to try it myself. I didn't go out and buy $600 worth of stuff for $2.00 but I did manage $30.00 for $4.00!!!!

I went to Kroger and scored...

Charmin Toilet Paper~ On sale for $5.49
Used the $3.00 off Kroger Coupon

Got it for $2.49 (24 Rolls)

Tide Stain Release~On sale for $$6.49
Used $3.00 off Kroger Coupon
Used $3.00 off P&G Saver Coupon\

Got it for~$.49

Two bottles of Excedrin Migraine~Used Free Coupons

Got it for~Tax

Zone Bar~Used Free Coupon

Got it for~Tax

Sweet Potato Chips~Used Free Coupon

Got it for~Tax!!

Total came to $4.00 with tax!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Free Breath Right Strips

Today's All You sample is free Breath Right Strips. Go here to get yours! If you sign up for their daily email they will email you a deal everyday!

Bath & Body Works Deal

Go here to print a coupon for a free lip item of choice w/purchase. This coupon says with ANY purchase. You could get a clearance item,a small hand sanitizer,or other little items. You could pay just $1-$2 out of pocked for and 8.00 lip gloss!  Plus they have their Buy 3 Get 3 sale going on. They also are giving $10.00 off $30.00 coupons w/purchase. This could make for some pretty good deals!

Restaurant Take 2

We stopped to eat at Smokey Bones yesterday and this time I think I did a little better!!

It amazes me how BIG the portions are at restaurants.  I know I had at least 2 serving sizes on my plate. Looking around the table I would guarantee that others had 2+++!!!

I choose the flamed seared salmon with broccoli. I choose to leave the lemon butter sauce (which I'm sure had 1000 calories in it alone) and just stick with lemon wedges. I only ate half my salmon (the size of a deck of cards) and took the other half home for later. Lets see how I did......

420 Calories
8 grams of fat

WOW! I did good lol! I get to cut this in half because I only ate half!

Add my broccoli...
70 Calories
3.5 grams of fat

280 Calories
7.5 Grams of fat

Worst things to eat @ Smokey Bones...

Wings 32 Buffalo (This includes 32 wings. Even if you ate this as your meal it would be 3 days worth of calories)!!
5860 Calories
455 Grams of Fat
(I'm shocked this is even legal)!!!

Chicken Chili Nachos (This is an appetizer!!)~
1830 Calories
77 Grams of fat

Baked Potato & Caesar Brisket
1470 Calories
96 Grams of Fat

I got this info off their website...If you know where you are going to eat...I would def look up the nutritional info before going! This way you could avoid eating something such as....32 Wings EEK!!!

Toys R Us Instant Win Game

Go here to play the Toys R Us Instant Win Game! I love instant win!! Plus every time you play you get entered into the grand prize drawing of $1500! Good Luck

Free Sample John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner

Go here to get your free sample of John Frieda Shampoo & Conditioner

Zhu Zhu Pet Deal CVS. 4 for the price of 1

Zhu Zhu pets go on sale BOGO today. Go here to print a coupon for B2G1 Free!  Take 4 Zhu Zhu pets to the register. Two will be free from the BOGO sale, and another one will be free with the coupon!! They cost around 9.99 each @ CVS making them 2.50 each! 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mail Call!!!!

Today I received....

A 230 Page Solar System Book
The first set in a Solar System Model Kit
The book that goes with the Solar System Model Kit
Better then Ears Dog Treat Sample & Coupon
Lactaid Sample & Coupon

All for free!!

Wonka Candy Canes $0.38 each!

Wonka Candy Canes are $0.88. Buy 2 boxes and use the $1/2 coupon to get them for $0.38 each.

Today Only! Old Navy $1.00 Fleece Scarves

Old Navy just posted their next One Day Wonder Event and it’s for $1 Fleece Scarves for the family, today only - Saturday - 12/18!

Last Chance to order your FREE P&G Samples & Coupons

If you have night signed up @ the P&G Website  yet now is  your chance! You will receive samples & coupons in the mail monthly!

When I received my initial package it included shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tampons, laundry soap, and tons of coupons!! Remember you can stack these coupons with "store coupons" and score and awesome deal!

Free Mighty Dog Nation Dog Tag & Kit

Click here to request your free Mighty Dog Nation Dog Tag & Kit.

Leapfrog Extended Free Shipping Plus 75% off & 10% Off Coupon

Leapfrog has extended their free shipping today!

You can snag deals like The Scooby-Doo Ready-To-Read Gift Pack

On Sale-$44.99

Use Coupon-WINTER10 for an extra 10% off
Plus Free Shipping

Final Price~$40.49

Pillow Pet On Sale

  Collections, Etc has lowered the prices of Pillow Pets even further!  Chose from Lady Bug, Bumble Bee or Dog Pillow Pets for just $13.97 (price does not go down until checkout).  Use code: 3JY2D1 to get an extra 20% off with Free shipping, bringing the price down to just $12.42 shipped! This is the best price I've seen and it's very hard to find these on sale!!
According to the shipping map, you should get these before Christmas if you order by 12/20

Friday, December 17, 2010

Healthiest Foods on the Planet

I stumbled upon this...literally!

This is a simple list consisting of 29 of the world's healthiest foods. I ask you to ask yourself...
How many do you eat in a day?

How many are you serving your children?

The most important thing to remember about this list....God made all of it! Everything on this list comes from God's green earth and not man's made factory. Ask yourself this...who is more likely to steer you in the wrong direction? I am a firm believer that the US is overweight due to the processed foods we eat. Try eating two from this list in one day...

Bok Choy (like cabbage)
Arugula (like salad)
Wheat Germ
Pinto Beans
Skim Milk

*HOT* Free Excedrin Migraine Coupon Mailed to You

Go here to get your free Excedrin Migraine coupon (5.99 value) mailed to you! If you can't find it look under health care!

Like HobNob Wines on Facebook Get a Free $5.00 Rhapsody MP3 credit!

Join HobNob Wines on Facebook and automatically receive $5 in MP3s courtesy of Rhapsody. Choose from 10 million songs by your favorite artists.You have 10 days to redeem the free $5 MP3 credit before it expires. Share your name, email, state of residence and date of birth to get the coupon code. Not available to folks who live in California.

Free Sample Pack of Dawn or Cascade~No Email Required!

For a limited time, participants will receive a free sample pack of either Dawn® Hand Renewal® with Olay Beauty, for participants that wash dishes by hand, or Cascade® Complete® All-in-1, for participants with an automatic dishwasher, in exchange for completing the survey on the page.

Gymboree Deal I Scored

Just an example of how coupons can save bundles!

I bought my son 4 pieces of Gymboree clothing (in season)!!

1 Cardigan Sweater
1 Long Sleeve Shirt
1 Long Sleeve Polo
1 Pair of Jeans

Total originally=$111.00

After 3 coupons I used...

43.00 w/Shipping & 25.00 in Gymbucks!

That's 68.00 off and Gymboree clothing is very easy to resell!

Free Being Girls Sample Kit

Sign up now to get a free BeingGirl Sample Kit. Just fill out the quick survey to begin.

Still Live Aveda Free Samples Facebook Offer 1st 5000 Only!

This is still live...better hurry!
Head on over to the Aveda Facebook page, “Like” them, then click on the “Free Sample” tab to score a FREE Trio pack sample of Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner and Style Prep Smoother! Hurry – only available to the first 5,000!
*Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Making my own microwavable meals!

 I'm on day 7 of the non-processed food diet. It's getting harder to cook everything by scratch! On days that I'm busy it's a very big pain. I spent the day yesterday making my own "microwavable meals"

I made cabbage rolls and vegetable soup!!

I made vegetable soup out of stock (chicken only for me!!),tomato paste,  and the vegetables I had around the house. One of them happened to be a head of cabbage. I also used ground turkey!

When I was done I still had leftover turkey and a ton of cabbage! I decided to make cabbage rolls to freeze individually as well! 
Using some of the stock sauce and leftover brown rice I had from a couple nights ago I made 6 rolls. This will be 6 lunches or 6 main courses for me. 
When they were finished cooking I wrapped them in saran wrap (individually) and sealed them in a plastic baggie. When I want one I just pull it out from the freezer, defrost for 5 mins, and eat! You could do this with almost any meal! Saves money, time, and calories!!

HURRY!! Free Tide Washing Machine Cleaner Will Go Fast


Tide It’s finally time for our giveaway! Click herehttps://www.thepromotionaloffer.com/tide/TideWMC1.aspx for your chance to get one of the 5000 Tide Washing Machine Cleaner one use packets. Good luck!

Mail Call!!!

      Today I had a some awesome freebies in the mailbox! I received....

4 samples of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
Free Coupon for Dream Water
Free Wall Street Journal (I get for 6 months)
Free Book The Nativity
Free Book The Sword of Darrow
Free 3D Crest White Strips
Free Crest Toothpaste
and P&G Coupons.

This is why I think coupons and free samples are def worth it!

Free Subscription to Shape Magazine

I have gotten so many of these rewards it's wonderful! I haven't bought a magazine in 6 months!

Just click the link to get a free subscription for Shape magazine!

Shape Magazine

E.L.F Makeup Deal

This is a great place to buy makeup especially if you are a teen or have a teen!! It' pretty inexpensive and good quality. It is sold at http://www.eyeslipsface.com  or Target!

Online today if you spend $10 you get a free mini makeup collection using code SHIMINI!

They have all sorts of items for $1.00 and up!

Plus they have free shipping on orders over $30 using code ship30.

Free Bath & Body Lotion to Facebook Fans

Bath & Body Works is offering up another weekend freebie you can score! their Facebook wall… 
Our Perfect Gift to YOU: This weekend only — we’re giving all of our Facebook Fans a FREE GIFT — try our NEW Island Escape Collection with a FREE 2 oz Body Lotion Preview! Choose from 3 NEW fragrances: Bali Mango, Fiji Passionfruit and Hawaii Coconut. Click this link to download the coupon and redeem your offer.
This coupon is valid to use through Sunday, 12/19.

Olive Garden $5 off any 2 Entrees Coupon

Follow the link to get $5 off any 2 Entrees @ Olive Garden


Free Shipping Day!

Just to let everyone know today is free shipping day!!! Over 1500 stores are offering free shipping!!

Here is a link to tell you which stores and the codes you need!

Happy Shopping

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Free Sample~Skoopz Natural Sweetener!

Head on over and get a Free Sample of Skoopz Natural Sweetener. Just click on the Free Trial tab. There is also a coupon on the page. They send 10 packets in a cute little box and it come in about a week.

Free Avocado Printable Coupon


Go here to get a free avocado coupon from Avocados from Mexico!

It's rare to find a coupon for non-processed food!

To the restaurant....

          Yesterday I went Christmas shopping with my Dad. He wanted to go out to eat YIKES! I'm way to new at this to know what is good to eat at a restaurant and what not to! Of course he picked the new Chinese buffet in the mall. Double YIKES!! I decided to recap what I ate and then see  the calories. I have no idea how much I ate and I really tried to be good!

1 Spring roll~165 Cal

1 Cup Broccoli & Chicken~280 Cal

1 Cup Fried Rice~250 Cal

1 1/2 Cup Sweet & Sour Soup~110 Cal

1 Cup Mushrooms~206

1/2 Cup Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Salad~90


           That's an entire days worth of calories!!!!!!! The worst part is I really tired not to get anything to bad...I only had one plate of food, I drank water, and I still blew it! I think I'll study up before I head out next time! I know all of this is processed as well, but I really was clueless on what I could eat! Surely I could have made better choices!
         Now to workout! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bath & Body Works Deal

Today I scored a pretty good deal! Bath & Body Works has their candles 2 for $20.00. I grab four candles and then used my $10.00 of $30.00 coupon. Making each candle $7.50!! Perfect teacher gift!

Free Sample Erik Prautsch Shampoo & Conditioner

Click here for a free sample of Shampoo & Conditioner


Sherries Berries 1/2 Price~19.99

I don't know if any of you have ever tried Shari's Berries but now is your chance! These berries are HUGE and soooo yummy! (Ok the chocolate is processed but we it's Christmas time!)

Right now you can score 6 hand dipped strawberries for 19.99! Just go to rushberries.com. That's 40% off the original price.

Or follow

Today is cookie baking day!!! We have made chocolate chip & peanut butter thus far. My husband will be home from basic this Saturday for Christmas break. I don't want to bake while he's home!! I made these cookies with as many all natural ingredients as I could. For the peanut butter cookies we have all natural peanut butter (peanuts & salt) and for the chocolate chip we used dark chocolate chips!
We used honey in place of sugar (where we could) and brown sugar in place of white sugar! They turned out great!!
Next we are freezing them! I like to wrap mine in saran wrap (4 of the same cookies at a time) then I place them in a small zip lock bag. I get all the air out and place them in an 8x8 baking dish and seal with a lid. This way when we want some we can take out 4 or 8 or All!!! Defrost and we are ready to eat yum!!!