Friday, July 29, 2011


On August 14, if your first name is DAVE, DAVID or DAVY you WILL get a FREE ENTRÉE
 (up to $15) !

And if your middle name is Dave, David or Davy you’ll get your entrée for HALF PRICE
(up to $7.50)!

**You must present a photo ID to receive your entrée. Sorry, last names don’t count. Only one offer, per Dave, per day.

Family Circle Magazine: 2 FREE Issues!

Enjoy 2 complimentary issues (October 1st and October 17th)  of Family Circle magazine.  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back to School Breakfast Idea

As some of you can probably relate, the kids will be going back to school very soon and if your household is like mine...rushed in the morning, getting your child(ren) to eat a healthy (depending on choice of ingredients) breakfast, especially teenagers, can often be a stress inducing event! I personally do not think a pop-tart should be considered a healthy, brain feeding breakfast, again, that is just my opinion.  Don't get me wrong though, I HAVE been guilty of shoving one in my teenagers hand on the way out the door IS better than nothing at all...I suppose.

Anyway, for breakfast I often make breakfast burritos.  A food he LOVES.  Also, In the process I found out that not only are they pretty inexpensive (depending upon brand and quantity of ingredients used, these come out to around .75 cents each, give or take) to prepare a big batch, taste great and are a healthier, more satisfiying choice BUT they freeze very well.

Here's how I do it (you can decide how much of each item you will need based on family size):

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  • Eggs
  • Green Onion, snipped (optional)
  • Green Pepper, diced (optional BUT provides great flavor)
  • Salsa (chunky is good)
  • Sausage Crumbles (I use Jimmy Dean)
  • Shredded Cheese, small handful or to your liking (I like the taco flavored)
  • Burrito Sized Tortilla Shells
  • Saran Wrap, Zip Lock Baggies or Freezer containers
Now, this is a very flexible recipe.  Keep in mind that the sausage does "up" the cost a bit BUT we really enjoy these and using a coupon (if available) lessens the blow.  You can use any type of sausage crumbled, I'm sure.  This is just our preference.  You can also add refried or black beans (rinsed) if you want to stretch this even further.

If your child hates onion OR green pepper or just doesn't like the chunky texture like mine...get sneaky creative and use an electric chopper (a MUST have in my house) to chop them down so they are hardly noticeable but you still get flavor and nutrional value!

Ok, moving on: 

  1. Place small amount of butter in pan, add sausage if using, heat for a couple minutes
  2. Add onions, peppers, etc.  cook till softened
  3. Add any seasonings now if you'd like - I will usually toss in a little chili seasoning or garlic powder (optional)
  4. Add about 1 good tablespoon of salsa
  5. Then add eggs and scramble.  When they are about 3/4 of the way done. Add cheese and put lid on. In my opinion this helps melt the cheese and provides some moisture to the eggs
  6. Once cheese is melted, remove from heat
  7. Fill each burrito shell with about 2 tablespoons or so of mixture.  It may not look like alot but it is.
  8. Roll burrito style and wrap in saran wrap
  9. Freeze.
  10. To reheat, you may have to play with this one as microwaves do vary but I just take it out of wrap, Place in slightly moist (wrung out) paper towel (to prevent drying) put on defrost for about 2 minutes, check it then heat for about a minute and a half or so, i like to flip it once for even heating.
Freezer options:  You can "flash freeze" them by placing on a cookie sheet, unwrapped and freezing till they just start to harden then placing in a zip-lock bag (they won't stick together if done this way), or by placing in a freezer container, depending on size could hold 4-6 side by side nicely.

Note:  I'm not sure I would add potatoes initially due to the water content.  I've read that this may make them soggy after defrosting and/or leave coldspots.  I've not tried them yet myself.

This a "mobile" breakfast too which unfortunately is a neccesity at times.


FiberChoice: $2.00 Coupon & Free Sample

  FiberChoice:  Convenient and contains the same fiber found in healthy fruits and vegetables. 

Nestle Very Best Baking Q's

Nestle's Very Best Baking site has the following 3 coupons up for grabs (you may need to register with an e-mail address).  You are allowed 2 prints per month. (This is definitely a site I will be visiting TOO often!)

LOVE this cookie dough!

Save 50¢ Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels

Save $1.50 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Save 50¢ Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Freschetta By The Slice MIR

In case you haven't seen this yet, there is a Mail In Rebate (*UP TO $2.39) to be found on the inside of marked Freschetta By The Slice boxes. To receive your rebate you must:

  • Buy any two (2) Freschetta Pizza By The Slice products at the same time on or before 8/31/11
  • Mail in original rebate form (found on inside of box), the original UPC from both product pkgs and the origianl store CRT, dated on or before 8/31/11 with your product purchases and prices circled.
  • Request must be postmarked by 9/30/11 and received by 10/14/11

**Limit is 2 rebate submissions per name, address or household

Oh, and don't forget to get your .75 off coupon by visiting the Freschetta Facebook Page and clicking "Like".  Hit your browsers "back" button so you can print TWO!

Free Sample + Coupon: Poise

LBL (Light Bladder Leakage)

1 in 3 women suffer from it.

Here is something that will help your confidence:   POISE FREE SAMPLE plus COUPON

FREE sample + coupon: Honey Nut Cheerios

Cheerios...ALL Cheerios are a total staple food in my house! It is a brand we can ALL agree on, (if you can imagine that!) So when I see coupons for them I jump on them...FREE samples just sweeten the deal!

Get yours today!

Just fill in some basic info, share with a friend (or more) and sign up for the Betty Crocker newsletter..why wouldn't you want to...and that's it!!!

Oil of Olay $20.00 Rebate!

Oil of Olay is offering a fantastic rebate! Requirements are as follows:

Buy $50.00 worth of Oil of Olay Facial Moisturizers, Facial Treatments, and/or Facial Cleansers between 7/15/11 and 9/2/11 (submissions must be postmarked BY 9/16/11) and receive a $20.00 Rebate!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hy-Vee 2 Day Sale 7/29 & 7/30 ($1.00 or Less)

Because I was  lucky enough to have received my ad a few days prior to the sale, I thought I would mention a few items listed in the Hy-Vee 2-Day Sale ad here for you.   I am only listing items that are $1.00 or less (with or without a coupon) as those are the items I find most attractive. 

7/29 and 7/30

  • Fairacres Frozen Dairy Dessert = .99
  • Hy-Vee Cottage Cheese (Limit 2) = .99
  • Chicken Leg Quarters (Limit 2) = .39/lb (sold in 10 lb pkg for $3.90)
  • Hy-Vee All Purpose Flour, 5 lb = .99 (stock up)
  • Michelina's Entrees = .6 for $5.00 or .83 ea
  • Little Debbie Snacks = 10 for $10.00
  • VO-5 Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz. = .69 (stock up)
  • Bright & Early Flavored Drinks, 64 fl oz. (Limit 3) = .49

To see complete 2-Day Sale ads, please visit the: 

Calm The Chaos: A Price Matching Tip

Wal-mart Price Match Guarantee

I absolutely love to price match at Wal-Mart.  Why? Well, it's simple, they carry almost everything I need and I can't always justify running around to 3 different stores burning gas (and money) when I know I can just get it all in one place with some proper planning.

What's even nicer is WM no longer requires you to have the competitors ad in hand like they used to.  HOWEVER, I always try to keep it with me just in case.  I have been pretty lucky myself having not had any issues to speak of while price matching at Wal-Mart (knock wood).  Perhaps the way I go about it has something to do with that...I like to think so.  This is how I go about price matching.  Please keep in mind, what works for me, may or may not work for you.

  • ALWAYS let the cashier know AHEAD of time you will be price matching.  If you wait till the end, it might be a fiasco.  It might even be too late.
  • Try to keep the items you are price matching together.  This is hard for me sometimes because I am somewhat OCD when it comes to how I put things on the conveyor belt.  I like cold with cold, bread with bread, meat with meat, etc.  The tip I am about to share came to be because of this by the way.
  • I do price matching before my coupons. I need total concentration while they scan them.  I don't want to be preoccupied with making sure I didn't miss something.
  • Okay, here is my tip.  I can't say it is an original idea as I did come across it some time ago online somewhere while looking up coupon organization tips.  What I do is:  At home, while putting my plan of action together, I write on a sticky note (the small ones are great for this!)  and without pulling it off the tablet,  the amount of the price match with the store name or abbreviation of the store name and any restrictions there may be (i.e., limit 2, 12 oz or larger size, etc.)
  • As I go through the store with my list in hand (which has items marked with a "PM" for price match notated next to it if applicable), I put the item in my cart, check it off my list and slap the sticky note that applies right on the item.
          Sure, I have gotten some funny looks from people BUT who cares.  Not I says the couponer.

   Most cashier's will usually appreciate this.  In my experience, it makes things SO much easier               for  them.  It's price matching "at a glance".  No fumbling through 5 different ads, no scouring over shopping lists.  No trying to decipher notes written in a rush while running out the door.
 But best of all....

            No Chaos.

            Works for me, I hope it works for you!!!

             Please...let me know how it goes OR if you have a tip to share by commenting here OR sending me an e-mail!

Monday, July 25, 2011

STP: Facebook $1.00 OFF ANY PRODUCT

Finally a coupon even my husband will be excited about! :) 

STP is offering a $1.00 of any product if you "like" them on Facebook right now.

"Helping Cars Run Better, Longer,  Since 1954"

Clean & Clear Possibly Free @ Wal-mart!

There is a $2.00/1 coupon at the Clean & Clear website.  It has been reported that there may be Clean & Clear astringent on clearance for $2.00 at Wal-Mart - and this makes them FREE!

This find compliments of:    We Use Coupons!  (Thank you)

HOT! Pier One $10 off $10 Coupon

Pier One is offering a printable $10.00 off $10.00 purchase coupon for fan appreciation .   This is an amazing store if you've not been there before!

This offer is only good thru 7/27.

You can print the coupon multiple times HOWEVER, it is one per customer per store.

Grab yours here:   Pier One $10 off $10

Purina: FREE can of Pro Plan Cat Food

Purina is offering a FREE can of Pro Plan cat food (available at pet specialty stores) if you "like" them on Facebook right now!  The value of this Q is UP TO $1.39 and after entering in some basic info, will be sent to you via regular mail.

Get yours now...while they last!  FREE is good!!!


Thank you, Couponing for 4 for sharing this one!

Bounce Dryer Bar: $2.50 Coupon via VocalPoint

Here's an offer I've been waiting for!  VocalPoint is still offering a $2.50/1 Bounce 2 Month Dryer Bar coupon to registered members! Registration only takes a minute or two and from there you have nothing to lose!! From time to time they send you products to try AND coupons to share!!!  Then you can go to the site and leave a review (if you'd like).  That's it!

So hurry on over to VocalPoint to secure yours now...these should go QUICK!

Downy: $10.00 Coupon Booklet

I can't resist the smell of Downy!  So I was thrilled to find this offer for $10.00 worth of Downy (and other OneCare) coupons (via mail) PLUS another $1.00 off Downy Wrinkle Releaser for subscribing to their newsletter!

It states coupon booklet and $1.00 off Q should arrive in 4-6 weeks!

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