Thursday, January 21, 2010

Penny For Your Thoughts Book Participants Needed

This is a post by Holly over at Mommies with Cents! If you want to help her out read this post and follow her directions! Thanks!

I've recently gotten involved in a really cool project to raise a million dollars worth of food for local food banks called The Penny Experiment. Coupon bloggers are a huge contribution but I wanted to let our readers know that you don't have to be a blogger to get involved. There are many ways to help but I wanted to highlight one particular way today because I think it's a really cool idea.

Basically, they are looking for people to launch a "Penny for your Thoughts" notebook. Basically, it needs to be a book of some type with blank pages inside where people can write down their thoughts when they receive it, then pass it along to the next person who will write down their thoughts, and this process will continue until the entire book is filled.

Once the book is filled, it will be sent back to The Penny Experiment and sold to raise money to fund the coupon bloggers food bank purchases.

100 books will be launched but they need your help. You can find out more details on how to launch a book here.

Southwestern Mashed Potatoes and Casserole Recipe

This post is brought to you by Ellen over at Thrifty and Chic Mom!
Years ago I had some amazing mashed potatoes
at Don Pablos, never again have I had anything quite like them so today I attempted to recreate them. My result was not exactly the same but I think it’s delicious!
Southwestern Mashed Potatoes
  • 3-4 lbs potatoes ( I used white but any kind will do)
  • 2 dried Guajillo peppers*
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt
  • 4 lobes garlic
  • 1 TBS white vinegar
  • 2 TBS butter
  • cheese
Chop and clean your potatoes and place in a pot of boiling water ( I leave skins on but it’s up to you). Add salt and garlic to water. Boil for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Heat a skillet on high and using tongs press your peppers into the pan until they become more pliable. De-seed peppers and chop into small pieces. In a small pan simmer milk and peppers for 1-2 minutes (water should turn orange). Puree milk and pepper mixture in blender (a Magic Bullet is perfect for this) Drain potatoes and place in mixing bowl, add in butter, vinegar, milk and pepper mixture and salt to taste.  Mix in mixer on medium low until desired consistency. I suggest topping with cheese.
Casserole: To make this a casserole dish follow directions above but also add 1 can drained whole kernel corn to mixer. Place in a casserole dish and top generously with cheese. Bake in oven at 350 for 25-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
*note this is not very spicy at all these peppers are very mild, I would choose a hotter pepper for my personal tastes to give it more kick.

Valentine’s Candy Coupons has some nice Valentine’s candy coupon! The coupons could go fast, so don’t wait.
$1/2 Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger Hearts
$1 Nestle or Wonka Mini Gift Exchange Kit

Note: Walgreens will have the Neslte Crunch Hearts on sale starting 1/24. The will be $2 each after the coupon above.
Thanks, Carrie and Frugal Coupon Living!

$5 Dinners has another great looking recipe

Can you say Yummy??!!! Click on link below to get the full recipe and check out her other ones!

FREE Cheeseburger or Appetizer at Champps!

Join the Champps Fan Club and get a FREE Cheeseburger or Appetizer of your choice, no purchase necessary! Just go here and fill out the form to join. You should receive a welcome message with the coupon in your email shortly.
Check Champps locations here.

Are you a Caregiver?

If you are then my mom has just found you a great website that can help make your money go further. It is called The Caregivers Marketplace and they give you money back on products that you purchase. Click HERE to check out participating products, sign up and start getting your money back! Hope this helps you stretch a buck while you take care of your loved one! :-)

Hubby scores a steal....

so my hubby is on a job working at Home Depot and he happens upon a steal(that both he and I like). So here's the steal....


the scotch wrapping paper cutters normally around $6 or more,  now the very low price of under a $1!! So needless to say we stocked up! If you are interested in getting 1 or 2 let me know! I will be selling a few for $1.50 each(which is a great price)! You can buy yourself one or buy it as a gift for someone. They are great! I love mine!

Got Questions?

Click the Get Answers link to find the answer to questions on some great topics over at Coupons, Deals and More!
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VeggieTales: 2 DVDs and 2 CDs Shipped for $25

VeggieTales Banner veggie tales 2318886 555 262 VeggieTales: 2 DVDs and 2 CDs Shipped for $25
I am such a fan of VeggieTales. We loved to watch these when my children were smaller (I still like them…lol).
Here is a great deal to snag for an upcoming birthday, Easter basket or to get a jump start on Christmas.
The bundle includes: Pistachio DVD, Silly Little Thing Called Love DVD, God Made You Special CD and Christian Hit Music CD.
Here’s how to work the deal:
> Go HERE to the VeggieTales site.
> Click on “Free Shipping Special Offer” on the right hand side. Don’t click the Pistachio movie advertised on the homepage – this won’t get you the same deal.
> Then, click on “Pistachio Love” Combo on the right hand side and add it to your cart.
> Use coupon code DEALS2BUY at checkout.
You will pay now and it will be arrive on or near February 27th – it’s release date!
Thanks for this great deal, Pocket Your Dollars.

CVS: Buy One Get One FREE + FREE Shipping

cvs CVS: Buy One Get One FREE + FREE Shipping
WOWZA!!!! Smokin Hot Deal. From now through Jan. 24th at you can get select items for buy one get one FREE. I thought the deal would be no good at first if you had to pay for shippiing but guess what? Shipping is FREE! There are 18 different items to choose from including Baby Wipes and Q-tips. GO HERE to see the list and to order.
Thanks MojoSavings!

Disney PJ sets: $5.99 (were $16.50)


 Disney Outlet has marked down many of their kids' PJ sets to just $5.99. These were $16.50. There was a similar sale a couple months ago and many of the styles and sizes sold out FAST. So if you're interested, don't delay on this one. The reviews seem to indicate that these are good quality.

Go here to see the PJ sale!
Thanks The Coupon Project!

Suave Game & Coupon!

Click HERE to Play the Wash Them Grow Game for a chance to win weekly prizes as well as the grand prize and just for doing so you'll have access to a $.50/1 Suave Kids Product coupon at the end!
Thanks Deal Finding Chick and Spend Less and Save More!

FREE Baby Samples!

Are you expecting or know someone who is?! You can click the picture above to sign up for FREE baby stuff & FREE baby products, from major baby companies such as Huggies, Pampers, & Similac!
Thanks Deal Finding Chick!

Chili's: Two 3-Course Meals - $20!!

Chili's is once again offering 3 Course Meals for just $20! (1 starter, 2 entree, 1 dessert)
Choose a starter: Fried Cheese w/jalapeno-ranch dipping sauce, Onion String & Crispy Jalapeno Stack, Bottomless Tostada Chips & Salsa, Half Order of Texas Cheese Fries or Half Order of Southwestern Eggrolls

Choose TWO Entrees: 4 Mini Tacos (choose any one flavor or a combo of 2), Bacon Burger, Big Mouth Bites, Oldtimer®, Oldtimer® with Cheese, Half Rack of Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich, Country-Fried Steak, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Quesadilla Explosion Salad, Mesquite Chicken Salad or Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad

Choose one Dessert: Brownie Sundae, Cheesecake or Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie®
You can click HERE for more details! You can also sign up for their email club HERE and you'll receive a coupon good for a FREE order of Chips & Queso!!
Thanks SD!

FREE Nursery Bag!

Nursery Water is giving away 100 FREE Nursery Bags per day! These have all been claimed today but I wanted to give you the heads up for tomorrow so you can try early!

Thanks Freebie Blogger!

FREE Dentek Floss Picks Sample!

Click HERE to register then click on "sample and coupons" to request a FREE sample of Dentek Comfort Clean Floss Picks!!

B1G1 FREE Pizza at Papa John's!

Thru January 28th, Papa John's is offering a FREE Pizza of equal or lesser value when you purchase any pizza at regular menu price!! Just use the coupon code PARBOGO to get this offer!
Thanks SD!

The Limited: New $15 off $15 Coupon!

The Limited has a *HOT* new coupon available here, valid through February 3rd, 2010! This coupon is good for $15 off any in-store purchase of $15 or more (exclusions apply) or spend $100 and get $30 off or spend $150 and get $50 off!
You should be able to score a very inexpensive item with this coupon! Look for tank tops or other shirts priced around $15, then use the $15 coupon to score an item for just a few dollars… possibly less!

Sweepstakes & Instant Win Games Round-Up!

Old Orchard has a win FREE juice for a year sweepstakes available! Just go on over here to enter and you could win a 2 oz can of frozen juice concentrate a week for a whole year– that’s a total of 52 FREE cans! They allow one entry per household per month.
Other Sweepstakes & Instant Win Games to Enter:
Kikkoman has a $10,000 Dream give-away sweepstakes to play! Just go on over here for a chance to instantly win $10,000 or various other Kikkoman prizes, such as cookbooks, celebriduck and Kikkoman products! Good Luck and let me know if you win!
Pace is giving 129,000 first price winners a coupon for a FREE Pace product, with a maximum value of $4! The odds of winning seem better then most sweepstakes. 1 in 20 will win a FREE jar! If you win you’ll receive the coupon in the mail.
Wanna try?!?
Just go on over here and register or log in to play. If you need a code you can use SAL235.
The Honey Nut Cheerios Sweet Rewards Give-Away will have a new $5 gift card winner every 10 minutes, 100 winner’s a day! They will be giving away a total of 40, 608 $5 Gift Cards between June 1st-March 9, 2010! Wow!
Just go on over here and register to play. You will need to enter a cash code found on specially-marked packages of Honey Nut Cheerios or if you don’t have your own code, use this free code: K30FR-H4F3H-7720 .
You may enter a code up to ten times per day. You may use the same code more than once too! The best part–you can win up to 10 time during the promotional period! That’s a total of $50 in FREE money you could win!
Pampers has a great promotion available on their Facebook page! Currently, when you become a fan of Pampers on Facebook, they’ll donate a diaper to charity (up to 200,000 fans)! Not only that, but everyday, for the next 25 days, one lucky fan will win a years supply of diapers! Plus, you can enter each day for even more chances to win!
Dove has a fun “Spin For Your Skin” instant win game! Just go on over here and either register or login to your Dove Dimensions account. After doing so, you’ll be able to play the instant win game by trying to match 3 Dove Beauty Bars (you’ll have 3 chances). The winners be awarded coupons for FREE 2-packs of Dove bar soap! (Thanks, Karli!)
Head on over here to enter to win FREE milk for a year (wouldn’t that be nice!) and just for entering you’ll be able to print a milk coupon! You’ll see this coupon offer advertised in the bottom left hand side after you find out if you’ve won or not. …AND who knows? Maybe a Hip2Save reader will win FREE milk for a year! Good Luck! (Thanks, BargainBlessings!)

FREE Alford & Hoff Sample Pack!

Here’s yet another great Facebook freebie! Just go here and become a fan of Alford & Hoff on Facebook to snag some great samples! After becoming a fan, you’ll be able to fill out a simple form to score a FREE sample pack of their Serum, Microdermabrasion, Eye Cream and Fragrance!
**To complete your request, click the link in the email they’ll send you.
(Thanks, MojoSavings!)

UPDATE:THEY HAVE RUN OUT OF SAMPLES! You can still become a fan and they will try and send out samples again in a few weeks. They will post something to their wall(or maybe yours?) when they are offering samples again! So check back later!

Check your email....(if you haven't signed up yet, do!)

To save your EXTRA 15% online, just enter this Promo Code at checkout: MYJAN15