Thursday, March 31, 2011

Saving - Lowe's $10 Off $50 Purchase Coupon!

Lowe's has a coupon available over here to help you get $10 off a $50 purchase!  The coupon is valid through 4/4.

Saving - Coupon Grab Bag!

Haven't done one of these in a while!  Hope you find something to grab from the list below.

Cheez-It Crackers $1/2 here

DiGiorno Pizza & Sides $4/2 here on Facebook

Hostess Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs & Ho Hos $1/2 here
*Thanks, Bev!

Nabisco Cookies - $1 off Nabisco Cookies when you buy 1 pkg Nabisco cookies and one gallon of milk here on facebook

Ritz Crackerfuls $.75/1 here

Tidy Cats litter $1/1 (reset?!) here - combine with this week's HyVee sale $2.50 for 20 lb bag and get it for just $1.50...also look for bonus bags with 5 extra lbs!

Tron Legacy blu-ray $5/1 here

Tyson coupons - nice high value $1/1 here

Saving - Kraft Singles $.44 TODAY Only at HyVee!

With the $5 Kraft Catalina I mentioned here, the Kraft Singles on sale for $1.99 this week are included.  There is a nice coupon to stack with this deal, but it expires TODAY!  So if you want in on this deal, you need to make it happen today.

Buy 5 Kraft Singles at $1.99 = $9.95
Use 5 $.55/1 2/13 SS (expires today 3/31)
= $7.20
Receive $5 catalina coupon good on your next order
= $2.20 or $.44 each!

Saving - Target Clearance Alert: 75% off Locks!

Just a heads up on some great deals I found yesterday at Target on locks!  There was a full end cap full of key locks, word locks, and numeric code locks marked down by 75%!  Just in time for the summer months and the bike riding season!  I also grabbed one for the locker at the gym for $1.12!

Of course clearance can vary by store, but with all the different once marked down I thought it worth passing along in case you might find these goodies at your Target as well!

Saving - Old Spice Deoderant & Bodywash $.50 Target!

Found some nice bonus packs available at Target on Old Spice Items.  As pictured, when you buy the deoderant you get a free spray.  And when you buy a bodywash, you get a free 1/2 size bodywash!

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 1 Deoderant with spray $4
Purchase 1 Bodywash with 1/2 size bw $4
Use Buy 1 Deoderant get Bodywash Free 2/27 PG (EXPIRES TODAY) or B1G1 PG coupon booklets
Plus use Target coupon, get $2 off 2 Old Spice items from mailer
= $2 or $.50 per product!
*If you don't have the $2 mailer coupon, it will cost $1 each item.

These items would make nice Easter basket fillers for the older boys!  My nephews like the Fiji if I can sneak back to Target today they just might get them! :-)

Saving - Free Kraft Shredded Cheese at HyVee?! Could It Be?

If you liked the awesome Kraft Shredded Cheese sale I told you about here that starts on Friday, you might get a kick out of this possible deal!

I knew that there was a catalina deal going on with Kraft products, but it has been DIFFICULT to get any straight answers as to what products are included in the deal.  Today I figured I would go test a few things out.  Well, even when I bought items that were advertised to be included it didn't print the $5 Catalina so I ended up at Customer Service.  In discussing with Customer Service, the gal who is often working there advised me that the catalina should be good on pretty much any Kraft brand product.  Specific, I know.  But...there is hope! :-)

Here's the Catalina Info:
Buy 5 participating (this is the grey area) Kraft products now through 4/5/11, Receive a $5 coupon printed out good on your next order. 

You can go here to see the products they have advertised in this week's ad as being included.  However, there are certain to be SEVERAL others if Customer Service is correct.  The little print out ad I received (pictured above) shows pictures of Oscar Mayer, Velveeta, Kraft Natural Cheese, Kraft Singles, Wheat Thins and Planters!  It just doesn't show the specific products.

So here's the deal....IF Kraft Natural Cheese bagged shredded cheese is included you can grab free cheese over the next couple days.  And here's how....

Purchase 5 Kraft Shredded Cheese 4/$5 ($1.25)
Use 2 $1/2 Natural Shredded Cheese 3/13 SS
= $4.25

Receive $5 coupon good on next order
= Free!  Actually, better than free!

Now I am not saying that this deal will work because of all the non-specific information I have been able to obtain, but it could be a possibility and wanted to give you a heads up!  Even if it doesn't work, a bag of cheese for $.75 is a pretty great deal too!

If you verify this deal working tomorrow before I get a chance to confirm, please come back and leave us a comment!

Saving - HyVee 2-Day Sale: Friday & Saturday!

There is a nice 2-day sale starting tomorrow at HyVee.  See below for some hot deals.  You can go over here to see the full 2-day sale ad.

Kraft Shredded Cheese 4/$5 ($1.25)
Use $1/2 Natural Shredded Cheese 3/13 SS
= $.75 a bag!
*There is also a $1/2 Shredded Cheese with a touch of Philly in the 3/13 SS too (if these are included)
*Also $1/1 Shredded Cheese with touch of Philly here (if these are included)

Kellogg's Cereal $1.38
Use $1/2 3/6 RP or here (no more prints)
= $.88 a box!
*Plus there is a catalina deal going on where you purchase any 3 Kellogg's cereal 10 oz or larger, you will get a coupon to print out for a free gallon of milk (on your next purchase)!
Other coupons available:
Cornflakes $1/2 here
Kellogg's children's cereal $1/3 here

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 3 boxes of cereal
Use $1/2 above
= $2.64 Plus receive coupon for free milk!

Other Nice Deals -

Red Ripe Strawberries 2 lb pkg $2.18!

HyVee Milk half gallon $1.28!

Saving - $50 For WomanWithin Just $25!

You can grab a great deal through Eversave good at WomanWithin online!  Get $50 to spend for just $25!

Go over here to grab your deal now!

*If you are new to Eversave, you will receive a $2 credit just for signing up!

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Saving - Walgreens Top Picks & Ad Matchups!

Here I am falling a bit behind again.  :-)  I finally had a chance to completely go through the ad and figure out some top deals and glad I waited, now that there will be a Friends and Family discount tomorrow!!  Keep in mind these deals get even better with the discount (only on 3/31)!

You can go over here to see a full ad matchup.

Here are my top picks:

Folgers deal here (I believe the $2 coupon prints are gone - you can however go over here and grab a $1/1 coupon.)

Edge or Skintimate shave cream or gel 6 or 7 oz 2/$4, Receive $2 RR
Buy 2
Use 2 $0.55/1 Edge or Skintimate coupons found in the 3/20 or 3/27 SS or April All You
= $2.90
Get $2 RR
= $0.45 each

Colgate total advanced or gum defense toothpaste 4 oz 2/$6, Receive $4 RRUse 2 $1.50/1 Total Advanced coupons found in the 3/27 SS
= $3
Get $4 RR
= Final cost 2 free toothpastes + a  $1 mm

Gas-X Prevention $6.49
Use the $4/1 coupon found in the 12/12 SS
Plus, use the $2/1 Walgreens coupon found in the Walgreens April Coupon book


Living - Filling Easter Eggs: Non-Candy Ideas!

Each year I find myself trying to think of things to fill Easter eggs with that we use for egg hunts at Easter time.  I like to include non-candy things (and of course sneak in some candies too)!  Obviously you will want to make the eggs age-appropriate.  And if something is specifically for a girl (or boy), you may want to put the child's name on it or add a tag for 'girl' or 'boy' on the egg.

Here is a list of items I have compiled and I ask that you PLEASE add to the list in the comments! 

Some of the items below will require the bigger eggs.

*Ice Cream coupons from kid's meals. (Example: The Burger Kings around here give out a free kid's ice cream with a kid's meal.)  If you have extras laying around they would be a nice surprise for the kids.
*Stickers - cut sheets of stickers into single stickers or a few for each egg.
*Temporary tatoos
*Fruit chews
*Yogurt covered raisins or small boxes of raisins
*Banditz bracelets
*Homemade coupons (you know how much I love coupons) - Make a special handmade coupon good for a day to the zoo, or ability to skip a chore, go shopping for an item under $5, a special day with Mommy or a special day with Daddy, etc!
*Coupons that tell a story of something to come - If your children are like mine, they know that if Mommy has a special coupon it means an adventure is to come whether it is buying something at the store, going out to eat, visiting a local attraction, etc!  I noticed there are coupons on the back of HyVee receipts showing $1 off admission at the Butterfly House.  My kids love that place and we haven't been there for a while.  I just might slip the coupon in the Easter egg, which will tell the story to my kids that we get to go visit the Butterfly House soon!  Maybe you have a coupon for one of their favorite snacks that don't fit in the egg...throw the coupon in instead!
*Add a piece of paper with a number on it, that goes to a corresponding prize - this is a great way to include things in the egg hunting that don't fit inside the eggs.  Bubbles, Butterfly nets, Sidewalk Chalk, pretty much anything!
*Chuck E Cheeses tokens (or tokens from a local arcade)
*Gerber puffs - for the babies!
*Bouncy balls
*Squirt toys for bath tub
*Animal crackers
*Teddy Grahams

*Toy cars
*New undies (especially fun for the boys that are potty training!)
*Army guys
*Small plastic animals/dinosaurs

*New panties (especially fun for the girls that are potty training!)
*Lip gloss or lip balms
*Nail polish - small bottles
*Littlest Pet Shops - take them out of the packaging
*Polly Pocket 'stuff' - taken out of the package

Now, what ideas do you have?  Please leave a comment!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Living, Laughing, Saving GIVEAWAY - Walgreens Infant Care Booklet!

Because I know not all of you have been able to find the elusive Infant Care Booklet of coupons at Walgreens and thanks to reader, Bev for sending on the diaper gave me the idea to do a giveaway here on Living, Laughing, Saving!

Two lucky winners will be mailed a Walgreens Infant Care Booklet!

Giveaway will end on Friday 4/1 (No foolin'!) at 11 PM CST!

Coupon booklet contains all Walgreens coupons for the following and do not expire until 12/31/11:
*$2 off Children’s or Infants’ Advil Suspension .05oz or 4 oz
*$2 off Triple Paste Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash 2oz or larger
*$2 off Walgreens brand diaper Jumbo Pack (Pair this with a sale and score some diapers for cheap!
*$2 off Any Enfamil Infant Formula Powder 22.2oz or larger
*$2 off Similac Advance or Sensitive 23.2 oz
*$2 off Any two (2) Playtex Infant products
*$2 off any one (1) Huggies Diapers Big Pack or Wipes 184 or 216ct.
*$2 off any 1 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers, or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers (Big packs or Jumbo Packs)

Step 1 (this step must be completed first before other entries will be counted):
Complete the form below to indicate your name, email address and mailing address.  Note: Your information is confidential and will not be shared.

Step 2 - Additional Entries:
Living,Laughing,Saving on Facebook.  Then come back and complete the form.  In the 'Notes' box: 'like on Facebook'.  If you already "like" the page on Facebook complete the form and indicate: 'already like on Facebook'.

*Sign up to Follow Living,Laughing,Saving (towards the bottom of the page).  Come back and complete the form and indicate in notes box: 'follow you'.  If you already Follow, just indicate: 'already follow you'.


Living,Laughing,Saving on Facebook to your friends!  Come back and complete the form and indicate in the notes box: 'suggested to friends'.

That's 4 possible entries!  Woohoo!  Good luck!

Giveaway is only open to those in the US.  Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. 

Now get to entering!

Thanks again, Bev for sending the diaper coupon!

Saving - Kmart Kool-Aid Packet Deal - $.01 Each! & 10 Alternative Uses!

Kmart has a great deal on Kool-Aid through 4/9.  My family only drinks Kool-Aid very rarely, so I did a little research to find some alternative uses so we can all make use of this nice deal! ha!

Here's the deal!

Kool-Aid packets are on price drop through 4/9 for $.10 (regular price $.25)
Purchase 15 packets = $1.50
Use Buy 10 Get 5 Free coupon 3/13 SS (will deduct $1.25 for reg price)
= $.25 or $.01 each!

And 10 alternative uses I found here and here!

1. Easter Egg Dye - With Easter just around the corner, I was excited to see this idea!  Mix a packet of Kool-Aid in a cup with 2 Tbl vinegar and 1/2 cup water.  (I am going to try 2 packets of the same color to make a deeper color)

2. Dishwasher Cleaner - dump a pack of unsweetened lemon Kool-Aid into the soap dispenser, run the wash cycle.  Removes stains and hard water deposits.  (You know that orange color in your dishwasher?!  I gave this one a try and saw a slight change.)

3. Frosting Version #1 - Fold in a pack of Kool-Aid into a container of thawed whipped topping. If the frosting tastes a little too sour, add in a little sweetener to taste.

4. Frosting Version #2 - Mix Kool-Aid packet into vanilla frosting tub.

5. Water Colors - Pour Kool-Aid into ice cube tray, one compartment per color. Stir 1 tablespoon of water into each compartment; stir until the powders are completely dissolved.

6. Tie Dye - You can dye any cotton item such as tee shirts, socks, bed sheets, towels, as long as it is cotton. The article you want to tie dye must be clean and dry. Pour each color package of Kool-Aid into an individual glass bowl. Stir a ¼ cup of white vinegar into each bowl; make sure the powders dissolve completely. Gather the fabric up in several places and secure with several rubber bands. Dip each bunch into a bowl of Kool-Aid. Leave the rubber bands in place and set aside to dry. Once dry, remove the rubber bands and spread it out so it can completely dry. Put it in the clothes dryer by itself and dry on high for 15 minutes to set the colors in.  (I really want to give this one a try!  I think the kids would have a blast!)

7. Lip Gloss - To make a fruity lip gloss put a small amount of petroleum jelly into a microwave-safe bowl. Stir some Kool-Aid in, enough to make it the color you desire. Add a little sugar, then, place the bowl in a microwave oven for about five or six seconds, just enough to soften it. (What a fun idea for a girl's birthday party!)

8. Play Dough - Mix 1 cup flour, 4 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons cream of tartar and 1 package of Kool-Aid into a medium-sized pot. Add 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to the mixture and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the mixture forms a ball in the pot. Then remove and kneed the dough until smooth. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

9. Check for Toilet Leaks - Lift the lid off the toilet tank and pour Kool-Aid into the tank. Use a darker colors. Don't flush the toilet! Just watch the toilet bowl, if you see the Kool-Aid float through from the tank, then you have a leak. The test can take from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the leak.

10. Remove Rust Stains - Remove rust stains on your driveway by mixing unsweetened lemon Kool-Aid with just a little water and scrub.

And who knows, maybe the kids will set up a Kool-Aid stand this summer!

Saving - Free Purex Crystals Softener @ Target (And My $1.50 Trip)!

I was excited to head to Target and grab some Free filled Mars Easter Eggs and check on the prices of the Purex Crystals Softener, since there is a new Target coupon to stack with.

Guess what?!  The Purex Crystals Softener are on price cut for $2.99, so with a coupon stack you can grab them for Free!

Purex Crystals Softener $2.99
Use $2/1 3/13 RP (regional)
Plus use $1/1 here
= Free!

Here was my quick trip today for $1.50 (tax included)!

2 Purex Crystals Softener - with deal above

4 Mars candy filled Easter eggs $.99 each
Used 2 $2/2 coupon here
= 4 Free

Downy Wrinkle Releaser in travel section $1.99
Use $1/1 P&G Coupon booklet mailer
= $.99

Saving - Walgreens Friends & Family Discount 3/31 Only!

If you are heading to Walgreens tomorrow, be sure to grab this coupon to get 15% off (or 20% off Walgreens brand items) on Thursday 3/31.

*Be sure to hand this over first before they ring anything up! 

I hope to have my Walgreens top picks up soon and this will definitely help make the deals even better!

Saving - Quiznos Small Sub & Cookie $2.99!

Here is a nice coupon if you are heading to Quiznos before 4/4.  You can grab a coupon good for a small sub for just $2.99 and upgrade that coupon to include a free cookie if you sign up for the Q Club.  The kids are going to enjoy this one!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saving - Fisher Price Toy Coupons!

Fisher Price has released some toy coupons, just in time for those summer birthdays and Easter baskets!  I received a mailer with these coupons the other day and I am glad to see them available for print now!

Go over here to grab the following coupons:
$5/1 Fisher-Price Laugh Learn Love to Play Puppy
$5/1 Fisher-Price Musical Activity Walker
$5/1 Fisher-Price Lil’ Zoomers Shake Crawl Racer
$5/1 Fisher-Price Laugh Learn Singin’ Soccer Ball
$5/1 Fisher-Price Laugh Learn Smart Screen Laptop
$3/1 Fisher-Price Soothe Glow Seahorse

I will keep you posted on any deals I come across.  Be sure to leave a comment if you find any!

There is also a Target printable coupon here good for 20% off Fisher Price that can be stacked with the above.

Saving - *Hot* $2/2 Easter Candy Coupon!

If you haven't been able to grab this one yet, here it is!  Grab a $2/2 Easter Candy coupon here.

Good for $2/2 Mars Easter products as follows: Dove Bunny, Milky Way & Snickers Creme Egg/Bunnies, Minis: Snickers, Egg, Bunny, Twix, Egg M&M’s, 3Musketeers, speckled Eggs Mixed Minis, Fun Size: M&M’s: Pastel

This is a great coupon to help you either fill the Easter eggs or add a couple fun things to the baskets!

Saving - Powerade Deals - Great Stock Up Prices!

My family tends to go through a lot of Powerade during the summer months.  They are refreshing drinks to pop in the cooler along with some water for when we are off to the park or traveling.  Therefore, I have been on the lookout for some great deals to get stocked up.

I will probably even stick a bottle in each of my nephew's Easter baskets!

Here are a couple nice deals....

Target -
The 8 pack of 20 oz powerade are priced at $4.99.  Keep a look out for the awesome Target coupon pictured above.  It is good for a Free 8 pk, when you purchase 2!  Plus, Target has a coupon available over here good for $1/1 8 pk!

Here's the deal:
Purchase 3 8 pks $4.99 each
Use Buy 2 Get 1 Free peelie
Use 2 $1/1 Target printables
= $7.98 or $2.66 for each 8 pk
*equates to just under $.02 an ounce

Kmart -
Powerade 32 oz drinks are on sale for $1.  This week is double coupon week (up to face value of $.99).  If you can find the tear pad coupons good for $.75/2 32 oz Powerades, you can grab the following deal. 

Here's the deal:
Purchase 2 32 oz Powerades $1 each
Use $.75/2 (will double)
= $.50 or $.25 each!
*equates to less than a penny an ounce

HyVee -
Powerade 32 ounce drinks will be on sale $1 each, purchase 10 get 5 free (with HyVee in-ad coupon) starting tomorrow.

Here's the deal:
Purchase 15 32 oz Powerades $1 each
Use in-ad coupon for 5 free
= $10 or $.67 each
*equates to about $.02 an ounce

If you can find 5 of the $.75/2 tear pad coupons I mentioned above, the deal would look like this;
Purchase 15 32 oz Powerades $1 each
Use in-ad coupon for 5 free
Use 5 $.75/2
= $6.25 or $.42 each
*equates to just over a penny an ounce

Saving - **Hot** Ebay Gift Card $15, Pay Just $7!

If you are an Ebay shopper, you will want to grab today's Groupon online deal.  Get $15 towards your Ebay purchase for just $7!

If you have never used Groupon, just go over here and enter your email address.

Then come back to the blog and click here to take you to the Ebay gift card offer!
*If you have used Groupon before, you can just click above to get in on the deal!

This will be a nice way to purchase coupons on Ebay at a discount!  Be sure to read through the 'fine print'.  What types of things do you purchase on Ebay?

*Disclosure: This post includes a referral link.  If you are new to Groupon and click on the first link and then make a purchase you may be helping to support this blog!  Thank you!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Saving - Folgers $2/1 Coupon - $.79 at Walgreens!

You can go over here to grab a $2/1 Folgers coupon (excludes K-cups & valid on 3 oz or larger).

This week at Walgreens you can grab the 11.3 oz Folgers for $2.79, so just $.79 after coupon!

Saving - Nestle Toll House Easter Buddies Cookies Coupon!

Grab a $1/1 Nestle Toll House Easter Buddies Cookies coupon here.  I wanna say I saw these at Walmart recently for $2.50, so if so, just $1.50 after coupon.  Aren't these cute!

Anyone else hav a price on these?  Thanks!

Plus scroll down and you will see downloadable coloring sheets for your little ones!

Saving - Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes Coupon & HyVee Deal!

If you want this coupon, you might want to grab it fast as it is a Blog Spark coupon and these don't typically last long.  You can grab a $.55/1 Betty Crocker boxed potatoes coupon here.  It does exclude potatoe buds and pouches).

HyVee Deal:
BC boxed potatoes $1
Use $.55/1 above
= $.45 a box!

Saving - New Kellogg's Brand Coupons! Eggos, Morningstar, Cereal!

There are a couple nice new Kellogg's brand printable available (these are from an email, so I hope you can print).

Eggos $1/2 here

Morningstar $1/1 here

Kellogg's cereal any $1/2 here

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Living - Free Sample Fiber Choice!

You can go over here to request a free sample of Fiber Choice, click on the 'get your free sample today' link.  Also available is a $2/1 coupon along the right side.

Living - *Hurry* Free $15 Spa Cash Card from Dove!

Hurry over here to the Dove Facebook page and let them know how you 'how you make a beautiful difference in another woman or girl's life' and if you are the first 4500 to do so you will get a $15 Spa Cash Card sent to you!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Savings - Kmart Doubles (up to $.99 coupons) Week of 3/27!

***I am not sure what is going on with Blogger today, however there are pictures posted below that are not coming up.  If you want to see them, you will have to click on the tiny little box above the "Freebies" section and above the "Cheapies" section.  Hopefully they can fix it soon!

Kmart is back again with the unlimited doubles on coupons with a face value up to $.99.  Keep in mind that you can only use 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction, however you can double as many other coupons (face value up to $.99) as you want with your Shop Your Way Rewards card!

Here are a few cheap finds I found this morning.  I will keep you posted if I find others.  If you find some goodies, please pass them along in the comments below or shoot me an email! 

Duncan Hines Brownies Snack Size $1
Use $.50/1 here (will double)
= Free

Band Aids Travel Size 8 ct $.99
Use $.50/1 3/27 or 1/9 SS (will double up to cost)
= Free

Cough Drops on price drop $1.50
Use $.75/1 3/27 SS (will double)
= Free

Ban Deoderant on price drop $2
Use $.75/1 3/6 SS (will double)
= $.50

Softsoap Bodywash on price drop $3
Use $.75/1 3/27 SS (will double)
= $1.50

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saving - Trident Vitality Gum $.20 Single Pack @ HyVee?!

Found this display of Trident Vitality gum at my local Hyvee, as an unadvertised deal (sorry for the blurry pic). 
Use the Buy 1 Get 1 Free Trident gum coupon from 3/6 SS
= $.39 for 2 packs!

This would make a great Easter basket item for those older kids!

Even if you don't have the B1G1 coupon, it is a nice deal!

Saving - Huggies $3/1 (no size restrictions) NEW Link!

There is another link for a Huggies diapers $3/1 coupon here!  Again, there are no size restrictions.  Yipee!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Saving - Pledge Deal @ Target - Expires 2/27!

I'm needing some Pledge and found this nice deal at Target, however note that coupons expire on Sunday 2/27, so if you want to get in on this deal I will see you at Target tomorrow! ha! :-)

Deal scenario:
Pledge furniture polish, sale $3.49
also grab a Pledge Multi Surface
Use Buy Pledge Furniture polish get Multi Surface Free coupon 2/13 SS (expires 3/27)
also use $1/1 Pledge aerosol product 2/13 SS (expires 3/27)
= $2.49 for both or $1.25 each!
*Deal is even better if you have the $1/1 Target mobile coupon or the $.50/1 Target coupon from a recent coupon mailer!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Saving - Huggies $3/1 (no size restriction) Coupon!

You can go over to the Huggies Facebook page and if you choose to share via Facebook or Email you will be able to print a coupon good for $3/1 Huggies diaper package, with no size restrictions! 

If you don't want to share, you can still print a coupon good for $1.50/1 Huggies diaper package. 

Living - Whatchya Got Cookin'?! You Make It Strawberry Shake!

It has been a few weeks since I last posted a recipe, as I have been a little behind in life in general.  Ever happen to you?  So hopefully now that I am getting caught back up you will see a new recipe or tip each week!  Feel free to send your frugal recipes and tips to me to possibly be included in a future post!

This week HyVee has a 16 oz package of strawberries on sale for just $1.18!  This is the insipriation for the recipe/tip I am going to show you this week!

Most of us probably know that going to our local ice cream parlor isn't the most 'frugal' trip to make.  However, there is something special about sharing a special ice cream treat with your family.  Admittedly, we indulge in this guilty pleasure at least once every couple months.  With the summer months ahead, it could become an even more frequent trip if our budget were to allow.  But what about using the fresh and tastey ingredients at home to make a special family treat?!  It is sure to be more budget friendly!

Ingredients Needed:
1 cup Strawberries washed and cut up
4 cups of your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream, somewhat softened (let set on counter for 10 minutes or so - you don't want it runny)
3 T Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate Syrup for drizzling

What to do:
Place cut up strawberries in blender and blend.  Add ice cream, blend until well mixed.  Add chocolate syrup and blend until mixed.

Drizzle inside of glass serving cup or bowl with chocolate syrup. Simply do this by tipping glass and drizzle in chocolate while turning the glass!  Spoon in shake for a fun look and added flavor!  Serve up an enjoy with your favorite people!

*If your strawberries are an off season purchase and do not have much flavor, sprinkle with a touch of sugar and let set for 10 minutes.  This will help sweeten and bring the flavors out!
*I use this recipe for when I have stocked up on strawberries (on prices like this week's deal) and we are getting down to the bottom and worn out on strawberries.  Maybe they are a little mushy and not suitable for a fruit salad.  They are still good for use!
*You could stock up on strawberries now, wash them, flash freeze them and then package them for later use in this yummy recipe as well!
*You can add more ice cream for thicker treat or less depending on needs.  Play with the amounts to make it just right for your taste!

*Grab your strawberries this week for $1.18 a 16 oz carton at HyVee
*$1/1 Blue bunny ice cream here

Cost (approximate):
Strawberries - $.50
Ice Cream - $2.00
Chocolate Syrup - $.50
total = $3 for about 4 nice servings!

For previous Whatchya Got Cookin'?! recipes, go over here.

Saving - Betty Crocker Helpers $.13 at HyVee!

This week the Betty Crocker Helpers are on sale for $.88 (limit 4) at HyVee.  Combine this sale with a coupon and catalina deal to get them for $.13 each!  Did you know they now have Gluten free meals available?

Here's how it works:
Purchase 3 Betty Crocker Helpers $.88 = $2.64
Use $.75/3 2/13 GM
= $1.89
*Receive $1.50 coupon off your next purchase of chicken, hamburger or tuna!
= $.39 or $.13 each!

This is a great deal on the meal helpers.  And if you don't use them, they would make a great donation item!

Catalina Coupon Information:
Betty Crocker Helper meals good between 3-21-4/17
Buy 3 Get 1.50 off your next Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna purchase
Buy 4 get 2.00 off your next Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna purchase Buy 5 or more get 3.00 off your next Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna purchase

Saving - 40% Off The Limited Online or In Store!

Go over here to grab a coupon good in store for 40% off (including sale items)!  Or if you prefer to shop online, be sure to use code: FRIEND to get your 40% off!

Also, if shopping online be sure to go through Ebates, as you will earn 2.5% cashback on your purchase!

*Disclosure: This post includes a referral link.  By clicking on the link you may be helping to support this blog!  Thank you!

Saving - Stove Top Stuffing Coupon!

There is a new coupon available over here good for $.50 off Stove Top Stuffing.  This is a nice coupon for a store that doubles!  At times this goes on sale for around $1, so very cheap to free if you have a doubler store. 

Saving - Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer!

Kmart has the Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer on sale this week for $1.79.  Grab the $1/1 coupon over here and you can get it for just $.79.

Living - New Disclosure on Some Posts!

I wanted to give you a shout out or heads up on a new tag I will be adding to some of the posts that I include on the blog. 

Often times I post about good deals found on daily deal sites, such as Groupon and the countless others now out there. And typically when I post these deals I include my personal referral link, which could lead to some sort of incentive on my end.  For example: When you refer a friend to Groupon through your personal link and they make a purchase that day, you receive a credit for $10.

I want you to be certain to know that I only post deals on this blog if I truly think they are a good deal and something that I feel you might find interest in as well.  I try not to go over board on daily deal site deals or other 'referral' or affilliate programs, but when it makes sense I will try to pass those savings on to you!  And, possibly in return earn a little something for doing so. :-)  This blog isn't big enough to make a living, but a $10 credit even once a month gives me a nice warm fuzzy, that my "hobby" has possibly earned my family a free meal! ha ha!

Anyway, the point is, I just want to put this out there because I want to be open with you and let you know 'what I am up to' when you see the following verbiage on future posts:

*Disclosure: This post includes a referral link.  By clicking on the link and making a purchase you are helping to support this blog!  Thank you!

Happy Friday everyone!

Saving - $25 for $50 Worth at Carnaval Brazilian Grill!

A nice Groupon today for those in and around Sioux Falls!  Grab a deal to get $50 worth at Carnaval Brazilian Grill for just $25!  Do I hear date night in the near future?!

Expires May 31, 2011

*Disclosure: This post includes a referral link.  By clicking on the link and making a purchase you are helping to support this blog!  Thank you!

Living - What To Do This Weekend?!

If you are looking for something to do with the family or for the kids this weekend, here are a few frugal suggestions in and around Sioux Falls.  It's a quiet weekend, but that just leaves more time to get that Spring cleaning done around the house!  Get the whole family involved! ha!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Storytime at Barnes & Noble 7 PM here - Free!

Lowes Build & Grow 10 AM here - Free!

Canton Community Expo at Canton High School Armory 9 AM - 3 PM with pancake feed from 8 AM - 12 PM (unclear on the cost - sorry chamber is closed today) here

Family Storytime at Main Library 11 AM here - Free!

Make-it Take-it Bottle Caps Event @ Michael's 1 PM - 3 PM here - Free!

Saving - Parents Magazine Subscription $5!

You can go over here to Plum District (daily deal site) and grab a year's subscription to Parents Magazine for 50% off.  Get it for just $5 today.

This magazine offers lots of information through the different stages of our kids' lives.  In addition, I have also found Amazon discount codes and other coupons in mine. 

Looking for a unique baby shower gift or new mother gift?  This could be it!

*Disclosure: This post includes a referral link.  By clicking on the link and making a purchase you are helping to support this blog!  Thank you!

Saving - Free Almay Eye Makeup Remover at Target!

There are Almay Eye Makeup Remover 15 ct in the travel section at Target, priced at $1.49.

Coupons available:
$2/1 any Almay cosmetic product 3/6 SS
$1/1 Almay cosmetic product 2/13 SS (this one even pictures the eye make up remover)

Deal Scenario:
Almay Eye Makeup Remover $1.49
Use $2/1
= Free!

*Don't forget the great Almay cosmetic deal posted here for Walgreens as well!