Friday, October 30, 2009

Freebie: Taster's Choice

Go here to request your free sample of five different Nescafe Taster’s Choice single serve packs. Limit 2 per household.

Thanks Saving with Shellie.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Payless Shoe Source: 50% OFF!

Wowzers! Use this coupon to save 50% off your entire purchase at Payless Shoe Source. The coupon is good only 10/29 & 10/30 (today and tomorrow), so hurry and print it now!

This is definitely a God moment for me- think He's trying to teach me some things. I had printed out the 15% off Payless coupon that I posted earlier and was waiting rather impatiently to use it. In fact, I was feeling a bit frustrated that it never suited my husband to go with me the last couple of weeks (he needs some shoes too). We finally decided that we'd do our shopping trip tonight and Payless was on our list. And look at what we can save now! Do you think maybe God is smiling?

Freebie: 2010 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar

Request your free 2010 Roadsides in Bloom calendar here.

$1/1 Dreamfields Pasta

Go here to print a coupon for $1/1 any Dreamfields pasta. I'm not sure what the regular price for these usually are around here. I will try to check and update this post after I visit Giant later today.

Update: Giant's regular price for Dreamfields Pasta is $2.09 and this week it is actually on sale for $1.95.

Thanks Money Saving Mom.

Kodak Gallery: Another $15 Gift Code

Remember how I posted about how you could get a $15 gift code for Kodak Gallery? Well, they are rolling out phase two of their free gift promotion and so if you missed it the first time, you can get it now. Simply go here.

Don't forget to shop through Ebates when you redeem your code to earn 20% back on your purchase!

Dole: $0.50/1 Canned Product

Play the Flip A Fruit instant game and get a chance to win a $10 Grocery Visa gift Card. But even if you don't win, you get the chance to print a sweet coupon- $0.50/1 Dole canned fruit, fruit bowls, all natural fruit jars or frozen fruit. Don't forget to hit your browser's back button to print this twice!

If you shop at a store that doubles coupons, you should be able to get some pineapple or mandarin oranges for free or nearly so. The coupon doesn't expire until 2/2010, so you can even wait for a sale to make the savings better.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Glade Soy Candle: BOGO Coupon

Go here to print a BOGO coupon for Glade soy candles. Pair this with another coupon (there have been several available recently) and you should be able to get 2 candles free!

Printable Coupons

Just a reminder, if you want any of the coupons from, you might want to print them now as they are usually updated at the beginning of the month. Here are a few of the ones I consider worthwhile:

* $2/1 Nestle candy, 24 oz. or larger
* $0.50/1 Chex Mix
* $0.50/1 Chocolate Chex Mix
* $1/1 McCormick Spices (many Walmarts have the salt & pepper price just over $1)
* $0.50/1 Starkist Tuna
* $5/$25 Rite Aid purchase
* $0.75/1 Del Monte pineapple
* $1/1 Snuggle fabric softener, liquid or sheets

Search Away!

Just so you know, I recently added a "search this blog" feature. Right now it is located on the right hand side of my blog, right above the "topics" list. Hopefully you'll find this helpful if you ever need to look for something I posted.

Bumble Bee Tuna: $1/1 Coupon

Utah Deal Diva posted about an easy way to get four (yes four!) $1/1 Bumble Bee Tuna coupons. Simply go here and register for the "My Cookbook" feature on the Bumble Bee site. As a result you'll receive four weekly meal plans via email and included in those meal plans will be a $1/1 Bumble Bee coupon. How simple is that? I love these coupons since the tuna pouches often go on sale for $1.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Dill Bread

A friend introduced me to this recipe about a year ago when we were planning a meal for a camping weekend. I was talking of making some kind of bread and she suggested this one. I have always really liked dill, so I gave it a try and loved it!

The dill flavor is subtle but definitely "there". And because of the cottage cheese, the bread has a nice moist texture and flavor. We especially like this bread warm or used for toasted sandwiches because that is when the dill flavor is the most noticeable. While making this dill bread might take a bit longer to make than normal bread, it is still simple to make and oh so delicious!

Dill Bread
1/2 c. warm water
2 tbsp. yeast
1 tbsp. sugar
2 c. cottage cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. oil
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. dry dill weed
2 tbsp. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 1/2 c. flour

Combine first 3 ingredients; stir until dissolved. Set aside

Heat cottage cheese until lukewarm, add eggs and mix well. Then add the sugar, oil, salt, dill weed, minced onion, and baking soda. Once mixed, add yeast mixture.

With electric mixer, beat in 2 1/4 c. flour. Once mixed, stir in another 2 1/4 c. flour with a heavy spoon.

Cover and let rise in bowl until double in size, about 1 hour. Stir down and turn into 2 well greased 1 1/2 qt. casserole dishes for round loaves or 2 9x5 pans. Spread 1 tsp. oil over top of each loaf smoothing out roughness. Let rise until double again. Place on lower rack in 350 degree oven and bake approximately 40 min. Brush tops with butter while hot.

Yield: 2 loaves

MY NOTES: I have a Bosch mixer with a dough hook- I kneaded the dough using that exclusively, just making sure not to over-knead it. These also make excellent rolls.

For other recipe ideas, check out Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday, Blessed with Grace's Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, and All the Small Stuff's Tuesday's at the Table.

Freebie: Organice Mouthwash

Go here to request your free sample of organic aloe vera mouthwash.

Thanks Coupon Geek.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Boston Market: $1 Meal

Wow! This looks like an incredible deal! Go here to print a coupon for a $1 Chicken Meal that includes quarter white or 3 piece dark chicken served with mashed potatoes and cornbread. Offer is good until 11/1/09. As always, be sure to call ahead and make sure your local restaurant is participating.

Thanks Coupon Geek!

New Rite Aid Coupon has a new Rite Aid printable coupon available for some locations. Just go here, look under the Coupons caption on the left hand side and click on the Rite Aid link.

I got a $5/$25 purchase but others are reporting $4/$20 and even $3/$15! Why the variation? shows different coupons based on your zip code. Note: this coupon expires 11/3/09.

$0.75/1 Del Monte Pineapple

Go here to print a $0.75/1 Del Monte Pineapple coupon.

New to using online coupons? Check out this post.

Freebie: Cooking with Stock Recipe Booklet

Go here to request your free Cooking with Stock free recipe booklet.

Thanks Money Saving Mom.

Freebie: Prilosec OTC

Go here to see if you qualify to receive a free Prilosec OTC sample.

Freebie: Pampers Diapers

Go here to request your free sample of Pampers Extra Protection Diapers. These are available in size 4 and 5 only.

Free Sample: Kashi Granola Bar

Go here to request your free Kashi TLCChewy Granola Bar. Sounds yummy to me!

Thanks Coupon Geek.

Don't forget that many samples also have coupons that come with them- an added benefit! Also, I highly recommend downloading Roboform (it's free!) if you request a lot of samples or fill out forms in general. This helpful little tool will quickly fill out all the main information on most forms saving you tons of time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gone Again!

Just letting you know that I am gone once again, this time to a cousin's wedding! It seems we have a lot of weekends away the last month and next month is more of the same.

As usual, if I can, I will post while I am gone, but I don't know if we will have internet connection or not.

How to Freeze Cheese

As I've been perusing blogs lately, I've seen a lot people asking whether or not you can freeze blocks of cheese. So far, I've not seen a good answer. It seems most people don't think you can unless you are going to use it to shred it later.

Well, my mother-in-law taught me how to freeze cheese in such a way that it is good to eat later. What usually happens to cheese that is frozen is that it gets crumbly, which makes in not so nice for simply eating. But if you follow the instructions below, you should have cheese that is not crumbly and very good to eat even after being frozen.

1. Wrap cheese in plastic wrap- make sure to cover well. I often do a double layer.
2. Next wrap in tin foil.
3. Then put in a plastic bag and seal well.
4. Freeze
5. When ready to use, remove from freezer and place on counter for 24 hours or until soft. Generally it doesn't take that long for me. It is soft when it is sort of flexible.

It is very important to not unwrap the cheese until it is "soft". That is what seems to help it not get crumbly. Also, I have found that Muenster and other softer cheeses still don't have a good texture but cheddar and other harder cheeses work fine.

Hope this can help you out!

Rite Aid Purchases

Wow, Rite Aid is just really making it easy to get good deals lately! The picture above shows what I purchased this week. I got all the products for free and actually made money on some of them- $21.50 in fact!! To see how you can do this too, visit Common Sense With Money.

Sometimes I am a little leery of posting my purchases because I am afraid that it will sound like I am bragging about how well I did. That is not my intention. My reason for posting my purchases is to show you how easy it can be to do this whole couponing thing and also how to make money doing it. I hope you find it inspiring and not annoying!

Printable Coupons

Go here to print a $0.75/1 Santa Cruz Organic Juice. I've never seen this product before but for those of you that have a Kroger, supposedly you should be able to get this product very cheap. (Thanks Michelle!)

Go here to print a $0.50/1 Gold Medal flour coupon. The coupon says that it cannot be doubled but with Christmas coming up, flour often goes on sale so you still might be able to get a good deal with this coupon. I have a couple of recipes that I have to use Gold Medal flour for, so I was excited to see this! (Thanks Michelle!)
Go here to print a $1.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers diapers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

$5 Zantac Coupon

Register here and get a $5 coupon off Zantac. (Mine would only print in Internet Explorer.) This had been available earlier and I had missed it so I was thrilled to see that it is back.

Use this at Rite Aid this week to make $5! Can't beat that. And even if you don't use Zantac, you can always donate it to your local rescue missions or a friend.

Thanks Southern Savers!

$1/1 Muir Glen

Go here to print a $1 coupon for any Muir Glen product- the link is along the left side of the page. This should make for some free or almost free canned tomatoes.

I had previously found these at Walmart, however I checked about two weeks ago and could not find them anywhere. I finally asked one of the assistant managers who claimed he never had seen the product. Well, I guess he doesn't keep up with his grocery department then because they carried them only several weeks ago. Anyway, I'm going to be keeping an eagle eye out for Muir Glen products and if I find them anywhere local I'll let you know.

Thanks Saving with Shellie.

Freebie: Bridal Guide

Well, here is yet another free magazine subscription! Go here to request your free 2 year (12 issues) subscription of Bridal Guide. If I am not mistake this is usually a pretty pricey magazine!

Freebie: Parenting Subscription

Go here to request a free 11 month subscription to Parenting- Early Years magazine.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Freebie: Always & Tampax

Did you sign up for the Being Girl freebie earlier that included Always pads and Tampax tampons? If not, I'd really encourage you too. I received mine recently and was pleasantly surprised to see that it also included a coupon for a FREE box of Always Infinity Pads. I love, love, love them and nothing beats free!

Sign up for the free sample here.

Kodak Gallery: $15 Gift Code

If you are one of the first 300,000 people to register with Kodak Gallery you will receive a free $15 gift code to use toward your online purchase. And if you shop through Ebates when you redeem your gift code you'll earn another 20% back on your purchase as well as $5 if you open a new account with Ebates.

Thanks Money Saving Mom.

Freebie: Tena Products

Go here to request your free sample of Tena protective underwear and skin care products.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Freebie: 2010 Calendar

Call 1-800-759-2425 to request a free God is in the Details 2010 calendar from Back to the Bible. For more details go here.

Thanks Mojo Savings.

Postage Savings

Remember how I wrote here on how you can save on postage? Well, I just had to tell you that on Friday I got the sweetest deal on e-bay! I bought eighty $0.42 stamps for only $25, which comes out to $0.31 a stamp. Plus I shopped through Ebates (which I highly recommend if you do any online shopping) and earned 2%, or $0.50 back. Let me tell you I was pretty excited! Now I just need to get some $0.02 stamps so I can use them.

The key to getting these good postage deals is to take your time. I had been watching listings on e-bay for about a week before I saw anything that was worth even taking the time to bid on. It takes a little dedication, but if you stick with it you can really save!

Freebie: Seventh Generation Laundry Soap

Go here to request your free sample of Seventh Generation Free & Clear liquid laundry detergent.

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Freebie: Baseball Digest Subscription

Know a baseball lover? Go here to get a free 6 month subscription to Baseball Digest.

Thanks Frugal Freebies & Deals.

10 More Huggies Enjoy the Ride Codes

Here are more points for you to add to your Huggies Enjoy the Ride account. Never heard of this program? Read about it here.



Payless Shoes Coupons

Wow, I don't see these too often. Go here to get a 15% off any in-store purchase or if you are shopping online a $10 off a $60 purchase at Payless Shoe Source. Coupons are good until 11/2/09.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Freebie: Stayfree Pads

Go here to request your free sample of Stayfree Ultrathin Overnight Pads.

Thanks Michelle!

Freebie: Happy Baby Food

Print this coupon for a free organic Happy Baby Food product. Want to see a list of retailers that carry Happy Baby products? Go here.

I had seen this coupon floating around on a couple of blogs but was a little nervous as to whether it was legitimate or not since it was a PDF file. So I emailed the company that markets Happy Baby Food and asked them and they confirmed that it was indeed a valid coupon.

The rep that replied to my email, also asked me to pass this on to my readers:

Helen MWe would really appreciate your vote and so would Project Peanut Butter, our non-profit partner that feeds starving children in Malawi and Sierra Leone. Please spread the word, there are only 2 days left to vote: tweet, FB, email to everyone you know. We are the only woman-owned business and the only 'green living' business.

Please vote here:

So, if you are feeling in a giving mood, why not help them out? It looks like right now they are at second place.
Helen M

Kraft Cheese: $1/2 Coupon

Print this coupon (IE) or (Firefox) to save $1 off 2 6 ounce or larger packages of Kraft cheese.

Thanks Common Sense with Money.

Freebie: Arm & Hammer Fresh-Ins

Request your free sample of Arm & Hammer Fresh-Ins Odor Elminating Vacuum Scents pack by either calling 1-888-800-2302 or e-mailing Remember to leave your name and mailing address!

Thanks MojoSavings!

New Huggies Enjoy the Ride Codes

Here are more points for you to add to your Huggies Enjoy the Ride account. Never heard of this program? Read about it here.





Thanks More than Cents.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Freebie: Honey Nut Cheerios

Go here to request your free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios. I had posted this one before, but it must have reset as it let me request a sample again.

Auto Zone: Loan-A-Tool Program

Wow, this is so cool! Auto Zone recently launched their Loan-A-Tool program. To use this program, you simply choose one of the 60 tools you want to loan, leave a deposit and when you return the tool to the store, you will get 100% of your deposit refunded.

Go here to find a location near you.

Thanks Living As Mom.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Freebie: Dog Cookie

Go here to request your free sample of Exclusively Dog Cookies from Exclusively Pet, Inc.

Smithfield Bacon Headsup

Did you print the $3/1 Smithfield Bacon coupon I posted about here? If you did and you still haven't used it, I just discovered that our local Wal-mart has it priced at $2.58 which means you can actually make money on it!

If you didn't print the coupon when I posted about it previously, try it now. It may still be available. And if you do try to get it now, can you please let us know if it is still working?

Happy saving!

Freebie: Little Duck Organics

Go here to request your free sample of organic baby snacks from Little Duck Organics.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Yogurt

After thinking about it for about a year, I finally made my own yogurt. I am so excited! In fact, I nearly broke down and posted this recipe Saturday night when I made it, I was that excited!

I was wanting to try my hand at making homemade yogurt because it is cheaper, more healthy than many commercial yogurts, and just because I like to do that kind of thing. However, it scared me because I knew making yogurt was sort of touchy and also because, well, I just had never done it. Then I found this very easy recipe and decided to give it a whirl and was thrilled with the results. I really liked that I didn't have to buy a yogurt maker, wrap the jars in towels etc. It was all just incredibly simple.

After I made it and was waiting for it to do its thing in the oven, I was so nervous. What if I went to all that work and it didn't turn out? What if it was runny? What if it was just plain gross? My poor husband was nearly tired of hearing about it I think! I was thrilled when I finally was able to taste some after it cooled and discovered that it had turned out wonderfully.

I loved how thick it was. I had added another 1/2 Tbsp. gelatin which made a nice thick yogurt- just the way I like it! I liked the vanilla flavor too, however if you want to add fruit or aren't a huge vanilla yogurt fan, I'd probably skip it or at least cut way back on the amount because it is pretty strong. Overall, I was really pleased. And the crowning glory? My husband, who is a yogurt lover, declaring it perfect.

Homemade Yogurt
2 qt. milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp. yogurt (plain is best)*
1 Tbsp. vanilla

Dissolve gelatin in 1/3 c. cold water. Heat milk to 190 degrees. Add gelatin, sugar and vanilla. Cool to 130 degrees. Add commercial yogurt and stir well with a wire whisk. Pour into 2 quart jars; screw on lid. Set in oven with light on for 8 to 10 hours. Cool.

Serving suggestions: Stir in fruit, pie filling or dry flavored jello.

*Once you have some homemade yogurt, you can just use that instead of the bought yogurt. I usually buy yogurt maybe every 12 times to use as starter as it does seem that after a while the yogurt just doesn't get quite as good.

Monday, October 12, 2009

You Might Enjoy...

Small Notebook for a simple home. I came across this blog a month or so ago and immediately loved it. If you are like me and find that organizing doesn't come naturally, then you'll appreciate all the tips you'll find here, not to mention a whole pile of other interesting things!

Freebie: American Baby Subscription

Go here to request your free subscription to American Baby.

Rite Aid and Weis Deals

Wow, Rite Aid is practically giving their store away this week! I mean seriously, you can get around $70 worth of products free. And if you want, you can even make $13.99. For all the details, check out Common Sense with Money's post.

I was also excited to see that Weis has some excellent deals this week too. Keep in mind that their sales run from Thursday to Wednesday. A few of the things you can get free or cheap are Angel Soft toilet paper, Bird's Eye vegetables, Betty Crocker brownie mix, Interntational Delight creamer. For the Momma's has a great list of deals if you want to see them.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Freebie: Hand Soap- MN & WI only

Get a free bottle of hand soap when you enter the "Have Fun and Get Fit" give away sponsered by Fairview Clinics.

I normally don't post offers that are not available to everyone, but I have a number of readers from WI and MN so I thought they might like this one!

Freebie: Playtex Sport

Go here to request your free sample of Playtex Sport tampons.

Freebie: Quart of Glidden Paint

Do you have an old paint can sitting around somewhere? If so, you can snag a pretty neat freebie.

Simply register here, then mail in the form (printed from website) along with the label from any other brand of paint. Offer expires 10/11/09.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Children's Place: 20% Off Coupon

Use this coupon to save 20% off your purchase at The Children's Place. This coupon can even be used on clearance and sale items! Whohoo! I'm looking forward to using this.

Thanks Frugal and Thrifty Mama!

Little Debbie Giveaway

Go here to enter a Little Debbie giveaway. You may win Little Debbie snacks or many other prizes.

Thanks Mojo Savings!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Giant: $2/5 Produce Purchase

Go here to print out a coupon for $2/5 produce purchase at Giant/Martins. I always love when Giant comes out with these coupons. Produce is one of those items you virtually never see coupons for, so this is a great time to snag a bargain.