Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Saving - *HOT* Schick Hydro Gift Set Deal at Walmart!

If you are lucky enough to find these cool leftover Schick Hydro razor gift sets at Walmart like I did, I think you will be walking out smiling.  I found these marked for just $5 today (Eastside location for those in SF).  Use the $4/1 Schick Hydro razor coupon from the 6/10 SS insert and snag it for just $1!  This set includes the razor, Degree deoderant, shaving gel and a FIVE pack of refill blades! Even if you don't have a coupon, this is a pretty nice deal!

There was also a nice 3-piece Old Spice bodywash set marked down to $5 as well!

Even if your shelves are not marked down but you find these, be sure to do a price check!

Great donation items!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Saving - McDonalds BOGO Specialty Drink Coupon!

There is a coupon over here good for Buy One Get One Free McCafe Fruit Smoothie, Frape, Cherry Berry Chiller, Frape or Frozen Strawberry Lemonade at McDonalds.  Coupon expires 7/31/12.

Saving - Readers Rummages This Week!

Sorry I missed last week.  I will again mention to send me an email if I forget! I have heard great feedback from those that have posted on this weekly post!

If you have a rummage sale this week that you would like to tell us about, please post in the comments below. Be sure to include address, hours of sale and items on the sale.

Also if you run across a sale that is noteworthy, feel free to share that as well.

And if you are looking for tips on hitting rummages, head on over here to check out a post I did earlier this rummage season.

Happy Rummaging!

Saving - Del Monte Pineapple Coupon! Plus Recipe!

Woot!  I love coupons good on fresh produce!  Head on over to the Del Monte Facebook page and fill out a quick form prior to July 15th and get yourself a coupon good for $.50/1 Del Monte Pineapple!

Walmart typically has nice sized Del Monte pineapple for around $3 (sometimes even less)!  HyVee also carries the Del Monte pineapples.

Plus check out this yummy looking recipe from Del Monte for an idea on how to use your pineapple for more than a fruit salad:

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs Recipe
(Makes 6 (2 kabob) appetizer servings)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into (24) 1-inch pieces
Ground pepper to taste
1 medium Del Monte® red bell pepper, cut into (24) 1-inch squares
½ large Del Monte® sweet onion, cut into (24) 1-inch pieces
Peanut oil
To make basting sauce, in a small bowl whisk together honey, 2 tbsp. lime juice, and 2 tbsp. soy sauce until smooth.
Sprinkle chicken pieces with remaining 1 tbsp. of lime juice and soy sauce. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Marinate 15 to 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Thread chicken, pineapple, red pepper, and onion alternately on 12 (6-7-inch) skewers. Discard and leftover marinade. Brush lightly with peanut oil.
Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning to cook all sides. Brush with basting sauce the last 5 to 10 minutes. Serve any remaining sauce over kabobs.
For a spicy variation, omit ground pepper and sprinkle chicken with Jamaican Jerk seasoning to taste.

Monday, June 18, 2012

GIVEAWAY Winner! Winner Of Energizer Batteries/Codes!

Thank you for those that entered in the Energizer Battery giveaway.

The lucky winner has been notified via email and is:

Sarah N

Here are some of the household energy saving tips that were shared:
*Teach your kids to shut off the lights!
*Change furnace filters regularly
*Use energy saving light bulbs
*Wash in cold water
*Purchase rechargeable batteries
*Utilize the thermastat on your furnace or air conditioner for those times when you are not home
*Use the grill or stove top instead of the oven on hot days when the air conditioner is on
*Unplug electronics while not in use

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saving - Brach's Bagged Candy Coupon!

There is a nice coupon over on the Walmart site good for $1.50/2 bags of Brach's candy!  Some bags sell for under $1.50 a bag!  Great add-on gift for a special Daddy this Father's Day! :-)

Living - Random Fun This Weekend!

I know it has been a while since I have completed one of these posts, but I am finally complete with this week's.  YAY!  I hope you all enjoy these posts.  Leave me comments if you do, so I know if I should continue putting my time into it.

Below are some things to do this weekend in and around Sioux Falls for the kiddos/family.

Happy Father's Day weekend everyone!

Farmer's Market at the Falls 8 AM - 1 PM - here

Teapot Days in Tea, SD with parade at 10 AM - here

Czech Days in Tabor, SD (ok, a little further than I normally post, but it is a nice event) - here

Jamboree Days in Hartford with parade at 10:30 AM - here

Baltic Dawg Days in Baltic, SD - here

Kids Day: Dad's Day Craft at The Shoppe at Zing 10 AM - 3 PM - here

Moonlight Movies at Fawick Park, showing The Muppets at dusk - here

Street Musicians downtown 6-8 PM - here

Model Railroads Open House, SVMES Building at SE Fairgrounds 10 AM - 4 PM - here

Legends for Kids Free Sport Camps - here

Teapot Days in Tea, SD - here

Jamboree Days in Hartford - here

Baltic Dawg Days in Baltic, SD - here

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert at Terrace Park Band Shelter 8 PM - here

Laser Light Show at Falls Park, approx 9:30 PM - here

Friday, June 15, 2012

Saving - Rummages This Week!

So sorry I am just now getting this up....been one of those weeks, please don't be afraid to remind me in the future. lol! :-)

If you have a rummage sale this week that you would like to tell us about, please post in the comments below. Be sure to include address, hours of sale and items on the sale.

Also if you run across a sale that is noteworthy, feel free to share that as well.

And if you are looking for tips on hitting rummages, head on over here to check out a post I did earlier this rummage season.

Happy Rummaging!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Saving - Kraft Macaroni & Cheese BOGO Coupon!

Here is a rare coupon for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.  Head on over to their Facebook page and give Dad a "License to Skim" and you will be able to print a coupon good for BOGO Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

Even if you don't use this product, this is a nice coupon to grab some donation items at a very nice price!

Saving - Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Cake Mix & Reynolds Liner Coupons!

Summer means lots and lots of lemonade for our family.  Now, Pilsbury has even added Pink Lemonade Cake mix to their line up for the summer!

Head over here to the Facebook page to grab a coupon good for $.35 off 1 box (nice doubler coupon if you have a store that doubles).

And head over to the Reynolds Facebook page to get a coupon good for $.35 off a package of cupcake liners.

GIVEAWAY - Energizer Utility Cash Program & Habitat Support!

Energizer is donating more than $300,000 and 1,000 volunteer hours to Habitat for Humanity through a multi-city series of volunteer projects to help build new homes and revitalize existing homes for those in need.

What's more, they are offering an Energizer Utility Cash program to help everyone have a chance to save on their energy costs!  Through this program, you can collect codes from select Energizer battery and lighting products and redeem them online for savings, up to $25 total savings each per person/household/email address, off your own utility bill.  You start earning rewards with just two codes and will need 10 codes total to earn the full $25.  Or you can help make a positive impact and choose to turn the codes into a donation to Habitat for Humanity®.

We use Energizer batteries frequently in our home, so I am super excited about the money saving program and they have chosen a great organization to team up with, giving back to the community!

Thanks to Energizer, they will be giving one lucky reader 2 specially marked packages of batteries!  Not only Free batteries, but enough codes to get you started earning some help on your utility bills!

Complete the form below no later than 11 PM CST on Wednesday to be elligible to win.  One lucky winner will be randomly be chosen and notified via email. 

Note that only residents with a US address are elligible for the giveaway. 

Winner's information will be shared with Energizer, as they will be sending out the prize to the lucky winner!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Saving - Nabisco Coupon & Deals!

There is a new coupon over here to get $1/2 Nabisco crackers or cookies packages, excluding singles.

You can combine this coupon with the $1/2 Nabisco cracker Target coupon over here for some nice deals.

Wheat Thins, several select varieties on price cut $2
Use $1/2 manufacturer
Plus $1/2 Target
= $1 each wyb 2

Chicken In A Biskit crackers, price cuut $2
Use $1/2 manufacturer
Plus $1/2 Target
= $1 each wyb 2

Ritz Crackers, several varieties, regular price $2.39
Use $1/2 manufacturer
Plus $1/2 Target
= $1.39 each wyb 2

Ritz Cracker mini peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers, regular price $2.54
Use $1/2 manufacturer
Plus $1/2 Target
= $1.54 each wyb 2

Nabisco bagged cookies (like Oreo), regular price $1.99
Use $1/2 manufacturer
= $1.49

Saving - Office Max Expo Marker 4 Pk $1!

It's never too early to stick a few school supplies aside and Office Max has a fantastic deal to help get you started.

In this week's ad that came out yesterday, there is a coupon on the back page good for a 4 pack of Expo markers for just $1! (Regularly $5.79)

This can make for a great donation item as well.

These are of course, while supplies last.  Keep in mind if you have a Staples store nearby, they often honor competitor coupons!

Saving - Gerber Organic Pouches Coupon!

Head on over to the Gerber Facebook page to grab a coupon good for $1/2 Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches.

These are great on the go snacks for the kiddos!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Saving - Red Mango Coupon! Sioux Falls Red Mango Grand Opening!

I will be the first to admit that I don't get out much, but I had NO clue that Sioux Falls had a Red Mango.  And when did it open?  Good grief.  Maybe it's best I didn't know.  But now I do, so here are some money saving items to enjoy some Red Mango (which I have heard fantabulous things about)!

Save $2 off a $5 Red Mango purchase - print here (found without a zip code entered)

The Sioux Falls store, which is located at the Beakon Centre is having a Grand Opening celebration this Saturday and serving Free frozen yogurt from 11 AM - 3 PM.  Check out the details and RSVP by heading over here to their Facebook event page.

My understanding is that Red Mango offers a rewards card to earn points based on your purchases.  Be sure to ask for one when you stop in store.

Saving - Sunshine Unadvertised Deals & Tent Sale!

Sunshine has a tent sale going on this week with some nice deals on pop and other stock up items.  Be sure to check out the ad and take a look around under the tent to see what unadvertised deals you may find.

A couple unadvertised deals in store that I have been meaning to post for a while are below.  Keep in mind that prices may vary by store.  Let us know if there are others we can add to the list.

Nesquik powder mix $.99
Use $.50/1 5/20 SS (will double to $.99)
= Free

Lipton Tea 16 pk $1.25
Use $.50/1 5/20 RP (will double to $1)
= $.25

Pounce cat treats $1.59
Use $.50/1 6/3 RP (will double to $1)
= $.59

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Saving - Sherwin Williams Coupon!

A glimpse of our new color!
Head on over here to grab a coupon to save on paints at Sherwin Williams.  My husband and I just spent the past couple weeks painting the outside of our home, goodbye 90's blue!  We also did our livingroom.  We really like Sherwin Williams paints.  And to be able to save moola on it, is even better!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Saving - Rummage Sales This Week!

If you have a rummage sale this week that you would like to tell us about, please post in the comments below. Be sure to include address, hours of sale and items on the sale.

Also if you run across a sale that is noteworthy, feel free to share that as well.

And if you are looking for tips on hitting rummages, head on over here to check out a post I did earlier this rummage season.

Happy Rummaging!

Living - Colored Compartment Activity For Kids!

I have been brainstorming and searching for ideas to keep the kids active in learning and exploring this summer.  Knowing how much my kids love to be outdoors, I decided it would be fun to add a twist to our trips anywhere we will be outside.

These fun colored compartment containers (or "partment tainers" as my 3 year old calls them) are simple and cheap to make and can be utilized in so many ways.  Here are just a few ideas that the kids and I have come up with so far while heading to great outdoor places:
*Explore all over for items to put in each compartment, based on the color.
*Search for bugs that may fit the color of each compartment
*Type up a scavenger hunt to have kids search for specific items to fit in the container (great for kids who are learning to read, to keep them active on reading this summer)
*Ignore the colors and just use them as fun collection containers
*If you are working on counting with your youngster, you could ask them to find "3" brown items, "3 black items", etc.  This will help them count out the number of items you want to work on.
*On rainy days, use indoors searching the house for items to put in the the different compartments based on color or again, create and indoor scavenger hunt

You can make many of these ideas just a leisurely and fun trip, or team up in pairs and compete (maybe for older kids). 

And here is how to make your very own "partment tainers":

It all starts with a trip to Dollar Tree to grab the twice a day pill organizer, for you guessed it $1.  (If you want fewer compartments, you can grab the 1 a day pill organizers they offer.) 

These are great containers with 14 compartments that each snap shut to hold their goodies inside.  Don't have a Dollar Tree around you, I have seen the pill containers sold in many other stores like Walmart, Target, etc.

The next step is to color each compartment with different colors.  If you want to make a couple compartments the same color you can do this as well (for example: brown is a popular outdoor color, so you may want to make 2 compartments brown for the kids to grab a couple things that are brown), since some of the colors I have shown are a little harder to find. :-)

To color the compartments I used paints I had on hand to save on cost.  You could also use permanent markers. 

One of the compartments I chose to paint white and added some silver glitter to it.  This is the compartment to use if they find something sparkly.  And one of the compartments I left "blank".  The kids are encouraged to put a surprise item in there to show us when we are all done.  They can talk about where they found it, or why it was special to them, etc.

My kids have had so much fun with these.  It has also sparked some interaction with other kids while at the park (my kids are a bit shy at meeting new friends, so this has been great).

Some of the fun things the kids have found to add to their compartments:
walnut pieces
weed flowers (all different colors)
tree bark
sidewalk chalk :-)
and so much more!

I hope you enjoy!  Be sure to come back and share your stories!