Thursday, December 17, 2009

I am DiGiorno Contest Winner!!!

I am so excited! I won a FREE DiGiorno Pizza Party from If you are not a member, you need to sign up today!

I will post updates on here as soon as I get some more information. You can go here: to see my party planning progress.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reindeer Chow Recipe

This is MY FAVORITE Christmas Baking Recipe. This will be my fourth year making it.

Reindeer Chow

5 cups Honeycombs Cereal

2 cups Thin Pretzel Sticks (broken in half)

1/2 cup Butter

1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1 (11.5-ounce) package (1 1/2 cups) Real Milk Chocolate Chips

1 cup Powdered Sugar

1 cup red and green M & M s

Combine cereal and pretzels in a 4-quart bowl; set aside.

Place butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving until butter and chocolate are melted (15 to 45 seconds). Stir until smooth.

Immediately pour chocolate mixture over cereal in bowl; stir until well coated. Spread mixture evenly into a single layer on two waxed paper-lined cookie sheets.

Refrigerate 20 minutes to set.

Break into bite-size pieces; place half of mixture into two 1-gallon size resealable plastic food bags.

Pour 1/2 cup powdered sugar into each bag; close bags. Shake bags until mixture is well coated. Place 1/2 cup candies in each bag.

Store in sealed bags or airtight container in refrigerator up to 4 weeks.

Makes 9 to 12 cups.

FREE sample of Gas-X Thin Strips

Go here: If you know me, you know I swear by Gas-X. I keep them in my purse at all times. They work especially well in my opinion if you are bloated from eating too much!

JC Penney $10 off $10 Purchase Online Code

Use Code: NICE4U to get $10 off a $10 order. Have order shipped to a store to save on shipping!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is your name Virginia?

Go here: if your first or last name is Virginia. You will get a FREE $10.00 gift card to Macy's on December 11th! How cool is this? It would be even cooler, if the name they chose was Roberta! LOL

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Macy's $10 off $25 Coupon

Go here: to get a $10.00 off $25.00 Purchase oat Macy's on 12/8 or 12/9 good only until 1 PM.

Christmas Baking

Every December, I always take an entire day and bake Christmas Goodies. I have made my list of what I am going to make. I can't wait, this is one of my favorite days of the year. I usually have my baking session towards the beginning of December, but since I am getting to spend two weeks after the kids get out of school in Mobile with my family, I am going to wait until we get down there to do it. We are not going down there until the week of the 20th, but I have my list and am ready to go!

Caramel Crunch Bars
Chewy White Macadamia Nut Cookies
Chocolate Snowball Cookies
Chocolate Thumbprints X2
Holiday Bars
Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (frozen)
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Cookies (mix)
Pecan Pralines
Peppermint Shortbread Cookies
Reindeer Chow
Soft Sugar Cookies
Swirled Holiday Snowball Cookies
White Peppermint Candy

Monday, December 7, 2009

Job Loss Expense Cuts

Go here: to read some ideas on how to cut expenses after a job loss. 252 of my friends (most of them I would consider a friend) are struggling with job loss along with me due to the same company. Some good ideas are on here that I may not have ever thought of.

FREE TV Seasons

Go here: to read about how to download the first season of Ctrl and In Gayle We Trust FREE from Amazon. I have never done this before. I added them to my library and downloaded the Amazon Unbox to download them into. I wonder if I can put them on my MP3 video player and watch them that way. ??? I will not know until after Christmas because I will not have an MP3 Video player until then. Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Wal-Mart FREE Boom Boom Pow Download

Go here: to get a FREE download of Boom Boom Pow from the Black Eyed Peas.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FREE Pillsbury Calendar

Go here: to sign up for your FREE Pillsbury Calendar.

Isabella FINALLY got her Elf this year. She has been wanting one to come visit her for many years, we figured out this year what we were doing wrong. We read somewhere that you have to write Santa a letter prior to Thanksgiving asking for one to come visit. I didn't know that you had to request one! So, the day after Thanksgiving, she woke up to find a VERY pretty Elf in her bed laying beside her. She decided she would name her Hopeful Hannah after her best friend, Hope and Hannah Montana of course! Saturday, Hopeful Hannah was sweet enough to leave Isabella the DVD Merry Madagascar, I am not calling it a movie, just a DVD. Did you know that it is only 22 minutes long? I didn't! Sunday, Hopeful Hannah should have brought coal, but instead just did not bring anything or even do anything fun. Monday, Hopeful Hannah brought Isabella the movie Christmas Do Over. It is a cute movie that is an ABC Family Original. Let me tell you what Hopeful Hannah decided to do this morning! She rolled Isabella's bed and our Christmas tree in toilet paper! We KNOW it was Hopeful Hannah because Isabella found her on the Christmas tree with the empty toilet paper roll around her! Hopeful Hannah is SO funny! I can't wait to see what else she decides to do or bring!

Toys R Us Coupon of the Day

The Toys R Us Coupon of the day is for 50% off all High School Musical, Hannah Montana and H2O Dolls, Playsets and Accessories. Get the coupon here:

Amazon FREE Music Downloads

Did you know that Amazon has 25 Days of FREE Christmas music from now until Christmas? You can download their song of the day FREE. Yesterday was "Joy to the World," Casting Crowns. Today is "Snow Angel," Tori Amos. I just found this and was able to download yesterdays FREE today.

Go here:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2 FREE Tickets to a Live Nation Concert!

Go here: and be one of the first 37,500 people to sign up and get 2 FREE tickets to a Live Nation Concert! It looks like they have daily offers, today's offer is tickets to 311 for only $7.00! I just received my confirmation e-mail for my two FREE tickets, looks like the nearest participating location to me is New Orleans.

***HOT*** FREE Coupon Code Worth $25.00 TODAY ONLY!

Go here: and click on the box that says $25 Coupon to Spend on Photoworks. I just did this and got a puzzle of my girls for my Grandmother for Christmas (Regular Price $24.95) and paid the $6.99 shipping only!

Lysol FREE Activity Book

Little Caesar's FREE $5.00 Gift Card when you buy $25.00 Gift Card

Get a FREE $5.00 Little Caesar's Gift Card when you buy a $25.00 Gift Card! I love promos like these!

FREE Subscription to Rouge Magazine (Has Proctor & Gamble Coupons in it)

Go here: to sign up for Rogue Magazine FREE. It has Proctor & Gamble Coupons in it!

Chick-fil-A Calendar

Buy a $20.00 Gift Card from Chick-fil-A and get a FREE Chick-fil-A Calendar! The calendar has a coupon every month for a FREE item, no purchase necessary! If you are going to eat at Chick-fil-A anyway, buy the gift card first, get the FREE calendar, then use the gift card to pay for your meal!

January - FREE Chicken Biscuit or a Bowl of Chicken Soup

February - FREE Large Sprite

March - FREE Chicken Strips

April - FREE Medium Lemonade

May - FREE Small Milkshake

June - FREE Bottled Water and Fruit Cup

July - FREE Chicken Salad Sandwich

August - FREE Large Coke Zero

September - FREE Chicken Sandwich

October - FREE Large Diet Coke

December - FREE Chicken Minis or Waffle Fries

Monday, November 30, 2009

Amazon FREE Music Downloads

Did you know Amazon has hundreds of FREE Music Downloads? I didn't! Check out Lady Gaga's new Christmas song, Christmas Tree. It is FREE on Amazon right now and pretty good in my opinion, although all will not love it, I am sure!

A Few of the MANY Amazon Hot Deals Today

Entertainment Weekly 1 Year $10.00 Newstand $192.50

WowWee Wrex the Dawg Robotic Dog $39.99 Reg $149.99

Garmin's nuvi 260W Widescreen GPS $114.99 Reg $229.99

Sennheiser RS 130 Wireless Headphones $59.95 Reg $199.95

Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation) $158.00 Reg $199.99

High School Musical Mystery Date by Hasbro $3.98 Reg $12.99

These are just a FEW of the awesome deals that you can find on Amazon today! Go here: to check them all out!

Disney Cyber Monday Deals

Wal-Mart Value of the Day

This looks to be a really good deal. Go here: to get a Ozark Trail Double Fabric Air Bed for only $13.00 today only!
Great for overnight holiday guests
Cozy fabric mattress top
Rolls up tight for easy storage

Sears Deal of the Day

Go here: to get a motorcycle jack today only for $59.99, regular $119.99. This is really neat! I didn't even know motorcycle jacks were made. This looks to be a great deal if you need one of these, or know someone who does!

New York & Company 50% off Today Only

50% off of EVERYTHING here: plus FREE shipping, today only!

CyBear Monday Build A Bears $5.00 Each

Go here: to get 5 Build A Bears at $5.00 each! Use this coupon: 091241 to save $3.00 on your $15.00 purchase. This is good today only, while supplies last, so hurry!

Organizing Your Coupons for Advanced

I still use a great box. I have just advanced into a much larger box. I now use the handled Rubbermaid 6 qt Handi-Box. It still fits perfect in the top of a shopping buggy and is especially great, because I can now use regular size letter envelopes with the tops cut off and they fit either way in this box. You can have two rows side by side or one long row. Some times of year, I seem to have a ton of coupons, other times, not so many, so I swap up how I have them laid out in this box a couple of times a year. My categories are much more advanced and detailed now. I still keep a pair of scissors, a pen and a small calculator in my box.

Other Beverages
Cereal Bars/Fruit Snacks
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Meat/Pasta
Boxed Food
Salty Snacks
Sweet Snacks
Baking Supplies
Other Dairy
Frozen Vegetables/Bread
Fresh/Frozen Meat
Frozen Entrees
Frozen Desserts
Baby Food
Baby Other
Pet Food
Cat Litter
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels/Sponges
Aluminum Foil/Plastic Wrap
Paper/Plastic/Foam Dishes
Storage Bags
Trash Bags
Laundry Supplies
Dish Supplies
Window/All Purpose Cleaners
Kitchen/Bathroom Cleaners
Furniture/Floor Cleaners
Air Fresheners/Disinfectants
Shaving Supplies
Hair Products (Except Hair Dye)
Hair Dye
Feminine Products
Other Toiletries
First Aid Supplies
Head Medicine/Sleep Aids
Cold Medicine
Stomach Medicine

Food World
Rite Aid
Winn Dixie

The reason, I split my categories up so much, is I want to be able to go straight to the coupon I am looking for. If my envelope gets too big for a particular category, I will put the envelope in a sandwich size ziplock bag. My Restaurant coupons were in a large ziplock bag, I now have those in a make-up bag. I also have another small make-up bag that I keep other coupons in, such as tanning, home repairs, mall coupons, etc. Plus, I have a purse size coupon pouch that I keep in my purse to put coupons in that I know I am going to use. These are coupons that go with my shopping list or high value coupons that I don't want to forget to use.

Organizing Your Coupons for Beginners

You have to start with a good box. My first coupon box was the small handled Rubbermaid 4 qt Handi-Box. This worked great for me until I outgrew it. It fits in the top of the buggy very well and has a handle which makes it very easy to carry around. The sides lock on very well, so I never feared dropping it. I had a lot of large greeting card envelopes which I sealed and then cut in half as my coupon holders. I used the open side to put my coupons in. I used a bold marker to write on the outside of the envelope what my categories were. The categories I started out with are below in the order that my favorite store at the time was laid out in. Of course, over the years, my favorite store has changed, I have kept this order because I have had it this way for so long, I now know exactly where to go for each envelope. Also, I always have a pair of scissors, a pen and a small calculator in my box.

Cereal/Fruit Snacks
Canned Food
Boxed Food
Baking Supplies
Frozen Items
Baby Supplies
Pet Supplies
Paper/Plastic Products
Cleaning Supplies
Air Fresheners
Beauty/Bath Supplies

I slowly added more categories over the years, but this was a good start and covered all of my needs at the time.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

12 Days of Free Whataburger Menu Items!

Go here: to sign up to receive Whataburger's newsletters and get a different coupon every other day (Dec 2 - Dec 24) for a FREE Whataburger item!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are SO many things to be thankful for today and every day! First off, I am thankful for my wonderful children, my great husband, my awesome friends and my extremely helpful extended family! I am also thankful to the Lord for giving me these people and always making sure my family and I have enough, enough of everything we need or even want!

It was just before Thanksgiving in Walmart and a woman was anxiously picking over the last few remaining turkeys in the hope of finding a large one.
In desperation she called over a shop assistant and said, 'Excuse me. Do these turkeys get any bigger?'
'No, madam, 'he replied, 'they're all dead.'

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wal-Mart Map for Black Friday

Go here: This is awesome! You can type in your zip code and find a map of your store to see where you can find your Black Friday items! This is up and working now. This is a MUST HAVE if you are planning on visiting Wal-Mart early on Friday! They put all of their specials in the oddest places!!!

Yankee Candle $10.00 off $25.00 Purchase

Buy Now Black Friday Deals/Cyber Monday Deals

This site is awesome, it shows items that you can buy online now that are going on sale at a store Friday at the same price. Of course, I LOVE getting out early and fighting the crowds (yes, I know I am not alright - LOL) It also has a list of the cyber Monday deals.

Holiday Shopping

The majority of the time, shopping IS a pleasure at Publix. I have only had one complaint about a horrible cashier in the past at Publix, that was last Christmas Eve. Well... it's holiday time again! I checked out last night at the Publix in Helena, AL. I went through Wendy's line, she was so frustrated with my coupon usage that she leaned over after she finished checking me out and glared at me and whispered that I was ripping the store off with my coupon usage. She was horrible throughout all of the coupon scanning and had snide comments about each coupon. This does not happen to me often, I am VERY serious about my coupon usage, I make sure every coupon I use is 100% legal and correct! For her to be so ugly to me and try to make me feel like I was doing something wrong flew all over me! I went straight to customer service and had a nice talk with a girl and a guy up there. They were very apologetic. I felt much better after I left, but tell me, why? Why the rudeness, the coupon dollars ARE NOT coming out of her pocket and she is not getting less money for me saving so much! By the way, I saved $109 and only spent $39. Yea me!

Iron Bowl - ROLL TIDE

Do you have tickets to the Iron Bowl Friday? If you do, you can trade them in after the game, 11/27/09 - 11/29/09 at Academy Sports for $10.00 off your next Academy Purchase of Apparel or Footwear!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Target FREE Soda!

Go here: to try to win a gift card from Target, even if you don't win a gift card, you get a coupon for a FREE soda this weekened only at Target!

FREE Betty Crocker Calendar

Go here: to sign up for a FREE Betty Crocker 2010 Calendar!

Amazon Black Friday Movies On Sale Today Only

For a little over 2 hours longer (until 10 AM CST), 101 Dalmatians is only $9.99 here: They only have 10,000 available and 65% have been claimed already.
Other Cheap Movies
6 AM – 10 AM CST

10 AM – 2 PM CST
Elf $3.99
Wall-E $4.99

2 PM – 6 PM CST

6 PM – 10 PM CST

10 PM – 2 AM CST
X-Men 1.5 $5.00

Monday, November 23, 2009

Publix Pet Coupons

Go here: to print some good Publix pet coupons good through 12/2/09. These are store coupons, so you can use these with a manufacturer coupon.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Toys R Us Two Day Sale

This sale runs today 3 PM to Midnight and Saturday 7 AM to 1 PM. I have only listed the items that are 50% off or better or have coupon match ups.

Playskool Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head Regular $7.99 Sale $3.99 Go here: to print out a coupon for $2.00 off. You will pay only $1.99.

Star Wars 3.75" Action Figures Regular $7.99 Sale 2 for $11.99 Go here: to print out a coupon for $5.00 off a $20.00 Star Wars Purchase. Buy 4 for $23.98, get $5.00 off. Pay only $18.98. Regular price would be $31.96 for four.

50% off Deals
Impecca 2GB MP3/Video Player Regular $44.99 Sale $22.49
LeapFrog Leapster Sonic Game, Math Missions Game, ISPY Challenger! Game or The Incredibles Game Regular $24.99 Sale $12.49
Sakar 3-in-1 Digital Camera Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99
Lil' Luvables Stuffing Studio Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99

70% off Deal
VTech Touch Tablet Advance Regular $99.99 Sale $29.99

This part of the sale runs all day today and all day Saturday.

Spin Master PixOs 3D or Ocean Theme Kit Regular $19.99 Each Sale 2 for $14.99
Crayola Art Organizer, Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center or Crayola Painting Kit Regular $14.99 to $16.99 Each Sale 2 for $14.99
All Character Themed Tees Regular $11.99 to $12.99 Sale 2 for $14.99
Hannah Montana Guitar Video Game Regular $19.98 Sale $24.99
Planet Earth Mom and Bay Dolls Regular $24.99 Sale $12.99
Fast Lane Speed Shop or Car Showroom Playsets Regular $14.99 Sale $7.49
Animal Alley 3" Tan Sammi Pup Regular $49.99 Sale $24.99
Earthwood Toys Petz Dogz or Catz Regular $14.99 Sale $7.49 (Includes a code to unlock the online world of Petz. Compatible with DS Petz Dogz Video Game.)
LeapFrog Learn and Groove Piano Regular $20.99 Sale $10.49
All Crayola Color Wonder, Color Surge & Color Buy One Get One Free $0.98 to $19.98
All Gear Monkey Video Game Accessories $4.99
All Video Game Guides 50% off Regular $7.99 to $24.99 Sale $3.99 to $12.49
Tropix! DS Game, Petz Dogz Fashion DS Game, Panda DS Game or Sally's Salon DS Game Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99
Monkey Mischief Wii Game, Guinness World Records Wii Game, Foosball Wii Game or Skate City Heroes Wii Game Regular $19.99 Sale $9.99
All UMD Movies Buy One Get One Free Sale $9.99 to $16.99 This includes movies such as Surf's Up, Open Season, Spiderman and Fired Up.
Barbie Front Loading DVD Player Regular $49.98 Sale $24.99
Hot Wheels Alarm Clock Radio Regular $29.99 Sale $14.99
Estess Rockets Regular $24.99 Sale $12.49
All Googlys 50% off Sale $1.49 to $7.49
Certain PixOs Super Studios 50% off Regular $29.99 Sale $14.99

On the DS and Wii games, I am going to take the ad to Target and see if they will price match it so I can use my coupon that is save $10.00 on two DS or Wii games. This will make the games $9.98 for two or $4.99 each. I got my coupons in the Sunday paper a couple of weeks ago, but saw additional coupons in the toy aisle at Target. I believe Hot Coupon World has these online as well.

Go here to print out some Toys R Coupons for additional savings good all day today and Saturday: Weekend Deal

Free Personalization - this weekend only on Use code FREEPZ at checkout.

Wal-Mart Value of the Day

The Wal-Mart Value of the Day is the GARMIN Nuvi 780 Portable GPS with 4.3" Touch Screen, Spoken Street Names, Bluetooth, MSN Receiver for $178.00 with free shipping to a Wal-Mart near you.

Target Deal of the Day

The Target Deal of the Day is Philips 6-Device Universal Remote Control with View Panel for iPod I am not even going to lie, I do not know what this is, but it looks like a GREAT deal. The price is regular $199.99, but today only (If you know what this is and need it) is $39.99 and ships FREE!