Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Amazing Diaper Deal is Back!!!

There is an amazing diaper deal that I just did through Amazon! I decided to take advantage of the Pampers Diaper Deal but this would work with any brand of diaper you can find through the Amazon baby store. Here's how the deal breaks down:

You will need a few items to get started:

$10 Off Green Card - Found in the Dec/Jan Issue of Fit Pregnancy Magazine (S Code)
20% Off Green Card - Found in the Dec/Jan Issue of Parenting Magazine (Y Code)

There are a lot of deal scenerios so I am going to break down the deal that I chose as an example:

Pampers Cruisers Dry Max Diapers - 140 Count - $46.99 $40.80
- $1.50 Coupon downloaded through My Coupon Store
-30% Subscribe and Save Discount/Amazon Mom
-$10 Green Card (Fit Pregnancy)
-20% Green Card (Parenting Magazine)

I am set on diapers for a couple of months again. Wahoo! Please note that the green cards expire at the end of January, so take advantage while you can!

Happy Shopping! Let me know if you know score this awesome diaper deal too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's all about the SWAGG!

If you have an iphone or a droid phone, have I got the app for you! If you feel like me this time a year and your purse is overrun with royalty and membership cards, there is an app that can totally help you out! It's called SWAGG! It will free you of all those plastic cards that contain your balances and reward points. Anything that will help me organize these days is a plus!

What is SWAGG?
SWAGG allows consumers to import more than 250 brands of gift cards and rewards cards and, unlike plastic cards, SWAGG permits consumers to view available balance and reward information on most of these cards. Additionally, consumers can use their mobile device to give, get and even exchange SWAGG GIFTS from participating merchant partners such as American Apparel Inc., The Wet Seal Inc., Crocs Inc., 1-800-Flowers.com and Arden B. Through SWAGG, consumers can access the offers that matter most to them, connecting users with more than 3,000 retailers. Retailers benefit by acquiring new customers, increasing in-store business and retaining existing customers.

How can you download SWAGG too?
Go to this link:  http://bit.ly/SWAGGislive to download the app.  You have to have an Apple or Droid Mobile Device ONLY and be a US resident.

Also, what's really neat is that for every app that is downloaded in the month of December, a dollar donation from SWAGG will go to Stand Up 2 Cancer!! How awesome is that??? 

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

Happy Holidays from Green Giant!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Review and Giveaway: HappyBaby Products!

The wonderful people at HappyBaby sent me some healthy and yummy product coupons so that I can taste test some products with my toddler and tell you all about them! I'm super excited to help spread the word about their company and tell you how you can get some of their products for your kiddos.

We were able to review several items including:

HappyPuffs bite size snacks for toddlers
HappyMelts Yogurt snacks for toddlers
HappyPouches for the on the go baby
HappTots on the go meals for toddlers


About HappyBaby:
A few short years ago, HAPPYBABY was the first premium baby brand to enter the market in 5 small stores in New York City—at a time when there were no homestyle options for parents to feed their children. Processed foods or homemade baby food—which can be time consuming for busy families—were the only options. A lot has changed, and we are now the leading premium brand of baby and toddler meals in the U.S.—sold in over 5,000 stores with 5 different lines of optimally delicious organic foods for your growing family.

My Review:
Now that I'm a mom, I think so much about what goes into my son's mouth. Thankfully, there are products out there that are not only healthy but organic and easy on the wallet too. There were a lot of things I loved about the products.One of the first products we tried were the puffs. The puffs come in several different flavors including apple, greens, banana and strawberry. I liked that they were made with whole grains and organic. Even their packaging is green. The puffs were small enough for my son's little fingers to pick up and they basically just melted in his mouth. He kept going back for more!


Where to Buy:
You can purchase HappyBaby products through their website or you can find them in most grocery and baby store retailers nationwide.

Giveaway Prize: HappyBaby has so graciously offered a winner to receive a HappyBaby Prize Pack which includes FREE product coupons so you can try these amazing products with your children!

Mandatory Entry:

1. Tell me which HappyBaby product you'd love to try!

Additional Entries:

2. Follow HappyBaby on Twitter! (+1 Additional Entry)
3. Become a fan of HappyBaby on Facebook! (+ 1 Additional Entry)
4. Become a fan of Texa$aver on Facebook. If you're already a fan, leave a comment telling me so. (+1 Additional Entry)
5. Subscribe to the Texa$aver newsletter via email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry. If you're already a subscriber, leave a comment telling me so. (+2 Additional Entries)

Open to U.S. and Canada Entries Only. Please leave a comment for each additional entry. Giveaway ends on Janury 5, 2011 at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced on the Giveaways page. Winner will also be contacted by email. Be sure that texasaver@yahoo is on your safe sender list as you don't want to miss the email if you are chosen as the winner. Winner will have 5 days to respond to me by email before another winner will be chosen. The prize will be provided to the winner directly from HappyBaby.

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the product to facilitate this review at no cost and was not compensated for reviewing this sample. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Lightweight Stroller from Mamas & Papas

Who are Mamas & Papas?
It's a company new to the US but well established already in the UK for baby gear products. They are focused on providing consumers products from their Lightweight Stroller Collection.

What's so special about their Lightweight Stroller Collection?
Mamas & Papas has created a fleet of lightweight strollers that are perfect for situations where flexibility is paramount. All Mamas & Papas lightweight strollers also feature an over-the-shoulder carrying strap for when the stroller is folded and in transit.

Some of the stroller features:

■Trip – This stroller offers vented side panels and is the must-have getaway product.

■Trek – Featuring a simple seat recline system, little ones have the option to nap while on the move.

■Tour – Increased seat padding and a deeper recline will ensure comfort during longer journeys

■Cruise – Perfect for everyday use, this stroller features a five-position recline, adjustable foot rest, easypeek canopy window and additional storage pockets.

■Voyage – Features an integrated sun visor and sun canopy, quilted seat and removable toddler pillow and chest pads for extra comfort, this stroller is the highlight of the new Mamas & Papas lightweight stroller range.

Where Can You Buy It?
You can order the Mamas & Papas Lightweight stroller at Babies R Us for $129.99.

Want to Know More about Mamas & Papas?

Visit Mamas & Papas on Facebook
Follow Mamas & Papas on Twitter

Disclosure: In exchange for writing this post, I was entered to win one of five Mamas & Papas strollers through my affiltion with Mom Bloggers Club. All opinions expressed above are 100% mine.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Get the LeapFrog Cook and Play Potsy for $8.99!

I just ordered this for my son for Christmas. I couldn't pass this deal up! Right now on Amazon, get the LeapFrog Cook and Play Potsy for just $9.99, down from $21.99!! For an additional $1 off, use the promotional code M885TY3L during checkout to take the price down to $8.99!

Thanks, Hip to Save!

Win Snikiddy Snacks for New Years!

Snikiddy Snacks are one of the snack items I always have on hand.
Plus, my toddler just loves them and they are healthier than most snacks!
Enter to win some Snikiddy Snacks of your own.
Just fill out a short survey HERE to enter!

Good Luck!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway Winners!!!


Thank you so much for entering the awesome Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop! There were 467 eligible entries and the four randomly selected winners were:

Prize #4: $25 Safeway Gift Card
Winner: patrice@ - Entry #346: GFC Follower

Prize #3: $25 Shell Gift Card
Winner: melissa@ - Entry #74: GFC Follower

Prize #2: #35 CSN Stores Gift Code
Winner: purple_love_04@ - Entry #392: GFC Follower

Prize #1: $100 EcoMom Gift Code
Winner: schoune_wolf@ - Entry #358: Subscriber to TexaSaver

Congratulations to all the winners!!!!

The winners have been contacted via email and have five days to respond and confirm their prize. If a winner does not respond within the five days, a new winner will be randomly selected.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop [Dec. 1st - Dec. 5th] - Win Prizes!


Welcome to the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have some prizes up for grabs.
Some prizes were donated by me and some prizes have been donated by my generous sponsors! I invite you to check out their sites or bookmark them to visit after the hop ends. Have fun everyone!

Prize #1: (Sponsored Prize) EcoMom is giving away a $100 e-certificate to their online store!

EcoMom is a company that is making a difference in the environment and the health of our kids. Their website http://www.ecomom.com/ provides tools for moms to make better decisions for themselves and their family by providing an online forum, daily advice and product reviews of their products. EcoMom not only offers a wide variety of food products like their Plum Organics Baby Food and the Revolution Foods Organic Bars but also everything else you may need to keep your kiddos happy and healthy. From high chairs to lunch boxes, EcoMom is your source for quality products that will follow your child as they get older. You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter too!

Prize #2: (Sponsored Prize) CSN Stores is giving away a $35 gift code to use in over 200 of their online stores!

With over 200 different online shopping sites, you can find big items like TV stands for flat screens to small items like cheese graters. CSN Stores cover everything from baby furniture, cookware, fitness equipment, and outdoor grills.

Prize #3: I'm giving away a $25 Gift Card to Shell!!

Since the holidays are coming up, I thought you could use a little help filling up your gas tank! One very lucky winner will receive a gas card to Shell.

Prize #4: I'm giving away a $25 Safeway Grocery Store Gift Card!!

I thought you might also need help filling up your grocery cart when your family comes over to visit for the holidays. One winner will receive a gift card to use at any Safeway family of stores (including Safeway, Vons, Dominick's, Genuardis, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Pavilions and Carrs). Good Luck!

Open to U.S. and Canada Only (as described above). Giveaway starts on December 1st at 12:01 am and ends on December 5, 2010 at 11:59 P.M. EST. Four winners (one for each prize above) will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced on the Giveaways page. Winners will also be contacted by email. Be sure that texasaver@yahoo is on your safe sender list as you don't want to miss the email if you are chosen as the winner. Winners will have 5 days to respond to me by email before another winner will be chosen. The prize will be provided to the winners directly from the sponsor unless it's noted that I have provided the giveaway.

Good Luck!!

Holiday Gift Giveaway Sponsor Highlight: CSN Stores

I don't know about you but I love one-stop shopping. Especially in the comfort of my very own home with some hot cocoa and my slippers on my feet. Ahhhhh, that's more like it. So, back to the one stop shopping. You've got to try out CSN Stores for your next online shopping trip. They have everything. I mean everything people. From TV stands for flat screens to building blocks for your little toddler, you can find it all in one of their 200+ online stores. Seriously, not 50 or 102 but 200 stores to choose from!!

I've been able to purchase several items from CSN Stores.
I got this awesome Calphalon Grill Pan for $39.99!! The price was too good to pass up.

Check out this awesome bedding I got for just $59.99!!! We have been using it for about a year and we absolutely love it!

Another awesome thing about CSN Stores is that their prices are competitive and most of their items ship for FREE! Yep, FREE! I've checked their prices against leading stores and even Amazon and the prices still couldn't be beat. So, what are you waiting for? Tackle your Christmas List all in one sitting with CSN Stores. Need some extra help when checking out? Come back and enter the Holiday Gift Giveaway starting Dec. 1st and ends on December 5th to win a CSN Stores $35 gift code to use when you check out!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway Sponsor Highlight: EcoMom

I'm beyond excited to tell you that EcoMom is a sponsor of the upcoming Holiday Gift Giveaway Blog Hop coming up this Wednesday, December 1st! I've had a chance to review their products in the past and as a mom of a toddler, they have so many products to make being a mom that much easier! Here's a little bit about them:

Who is ecomom?

EcoMom is a company that is making a difference in the environment and the health of our kids. Their website http://www.ecomom.com/ provides tools for moms to make better decisions for themselves and their family by providing an online forum, daily advice and product reviews of their products. EcoMom not only offers a wide variety of food products like their Plum Organics Baby Food and the Revolution Foods Organic Bars but also everything else you may need to keep your kiddos happy and healthy. From high chairs to lunch boxes, EcoMom is your source for quality products that will follow your child as they get older.
From diaper rash balm to organic stuffed animals, here are just a sample of products they have available on their website:
My personal favorite EcoMom product is the Revolution Foods Sampler priced at just $5.99 and includes four full sized products (1-Organic Jammy Sammy Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter, 1 - Organic Grammy Sammy Honey Graham & Strawberry, 1 - Organic Mixed Berry Mashups, 1 - Organic Tropical Mashups).

Make sure you join the EcoMom newsletter to get new information about products, specials and events so you don't miss out!

EcoMom has also come out with a new program called EcoPass. It's a $99 annual membership which provides many benefits including:

•15% Discount on all products
•Free ground shipping on all orders, no minimum
•First look at new product samples
•Exclusive offers and promotions
•Pays for iteself in as few as 4 orders and costs only $8.25 per month

Want to check out more of EcoMom?

"Like" EcoMom on Facebook
"Tweet" EcoMom on Twitter

Make sure you come back here on Wed, Dec. 1st for the awesome Holiday Gift Giveaway. I'm giving away some amazing prizes!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day to everyone! Have a happy and safe holiday!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BzzCampaign: Tom's of Maine Toothpaste

Have you heard of Tom's of Maine yet? Well, I was given the opportunity to try out their fluoride toothpaste in cool peppermint. I thought I was using a refreshing toothpaste before but after trying out Tom's toothpaste now for over two weeks, I am in love!  Here are some reasons why I love it so much:

They are cruelty free - NO animal testing or animal ingredients.
Healthy - NO artificial colors, flavors, fragrance or preservatives.
They give back - 5% of employee time is devoted to volunteering and 10% of profits goes to human and environmental goodness!

How did I like Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh! toothpaste in Cool Peppermint?
The toothpaste has a very pleasant taste and provided me long-lasting fresh breath. I loved that it doesn't have any chemical additives. It also contains fluoride to help me fight cavities and does not contain alcohol. I've been using Tom's toothpaste now for two weeks and I can tell a noticeable difference in how my teeth feel and that my breath feels fresher, longer.

How can you get a tube of Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh! Toothpaste?
The toothpaste is now widely available at grocery and natural food stores, pharmacies and stores like Target and Walmart nationwide. The suggested retail price on the toothpaste is around $4.19 for a 5.2 oz. tube.

To learn more about Tom's of Maine, go to http://www.tomsofmaine.com/!

Disclosure: I received a BzzKit through my affiliation with BzzAgent which contained a full size tube of Tom's of Maine toothpaste to review and two samples of toothpaste to share. The opinions expressed above are 100% mine.

Review: Norah Jones New Album..."Featuring"

The amazingly talented singer, Norah Jones, has come out with her new album called "Featuring." The album is a star-studded collection of Norah Jones' collaborations spanning her entire career. The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.

I was given a chance to review this album and as usual, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun to listen to all the duets of some of my favorite artists including Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters and Dolly Parton. Her music is full of soul and I could listen to her soothing sound all day. It's absolutely wonderful.

Songs on …Featuring range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging innovators as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip.

The 18 song album includes cool cameos, collaborations and duets from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock.

The track listing for …Featuring is as follows:

1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

Want to check out more of Norah Jones? Visit her official site.

Disclosure: I received a copy of Norah Jones' CD, Featuring to facilitate this review through my affiliation with One2One Network. The opinions expressed are 100% mine. In exchange for writing a review, I will be eligible to win a gift card.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Dinners for 11/15/10 - 11/19/10

I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things. My sister was visiting from Oregon and I only got to cook a few things while she was here. I want to keep things easy for myself, so I came up with this meal plan for the week:

Monday, November 15, 2010: Mini Pizzas on Sandwich Thins
Tuesday, November 16, 2010: Pear Oven Pancake
Wednesday, November 17, 2010: The Best Lasagna Ever!
Thursday, November 18, 2010: Shells, Peas and Cheese Pasta Salad
Friday, November 19, 2010: B4D (Breakfast for Dinner), Scrambled Eggs & Potatoes
Saturday, November 20, 2010: Day off from Cooking
Sunday, November 21, 2010: Tortellini Salad w/ Veggies

Some of the recipes I have in my recipe binder at home. I don't have a direct link to the pasta and tortellini salad but I will provide the recipes next week after I cook them.

For more recipes and menu planning ideas, visit:

Mailbox Monday: Freebies, Prizes and Products!

It's been a while since I've posted Mailbox Monday (I think maybe three weeks?). I know ya'll are probably chomping at the bit to see what goodies I've gotten the past week huh?  Well, it's been a lot of fun opening up my mailbox. With all the Target free samples and products I received, it really did feel like Christmas!

Here is what I received and how I got it:

The Loot:

CleanCut Motion Detected Paper Towel Dispenser - Parenting.com Sweepstakes

Garnier Moisture Rescue - Target.com
Tide w/ ActiLift - Target.com
Glad Odor Shield w/ Febreze - Target.com

Product Reviews:
Aerosol Sunscreen - Synovate
Norah Jones CD - One2One Network
Twinings Tea Sample Pack - Smile.ly

Barrila Plus Coupons - VocalPoint

Magazines, etc.:
Better Homes and Gardens
CVS ExtraCare Booklet
Little Tikes Catalogue
Lowes Creative Ideas

Want to see more great freebies!
Check out:

A Frugal Friend

Simply Stacie

Monday, November 8, 2010

Taking a little hiatus...stay tuned...

Hi there!  I wanted everyone to know that I haven't forgotten about you. I have a lot in store for ya'll and there are some things that I'm working on right now. I'm taking a little bit of a hiatus the next two weeks but don't worry, there is a lot coming up!  Here's a sneak peek:

  • Happy Baby Review and Giveaway!
  • Del Monte Giveaway!
  • Sneak Peak for Holiday Gift Giveaway (starts December 1st!!!)
  • More Yummy Recipes for Dinners, Cakes, etc.
  • Store Deals and Freebies!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Try to Win $100 Every Day with Glade!

From their website:

"Look forward to a gift, every day!"

We’re giving away a $100 gift card every day of the season to help you transform your home into a holiday haven! Enter now and come back each day for your chance to win.


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 a.m. CT on 12/30/10. To enter, visit www.rightathome.com/gladeholiday and follow the online instructions to complete and submit your entry. Grand Prize (64): one (1) $100.00 American Express® Gift Card*. Gift card subject to terms and conditions set by issuer. ARV: $100 each. Subject to full Official Rules available at www.rightathome.com/gladeholiday. Sponsor: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1525 Howe Street, Racine, WI 53403.

* Terms and conditions apply to Gift Cards. For USA use only at merchants that accept American Express® Cards. Not for car rentals, cruise lines, casinos, or ATMs. Usage restrictions and guidelines apply. For more information, visit www.americanexpress.com/gift.

American Express® is a registered trademark and/or servicemark of American Express Company who is neither a sponsor of nor affiliated with this promotion.

Go HERE to enter daily!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray Combo Pack - $8 Coupon

Did anyone pre-order their Toy Story 3 from Toys R Us?
I can't wait until tomorrow, when I get to pick mine up.
There is an $8 Coupon available through Disney Movie Rewards
for anyone wanting to buy the Blu-Ray Combo Pack.
It's a Limited-Time Offer, so print yours today!

Pampers Gifts to Grow 100 Point Code - For New Members

If you are a new member of Pampers Village and sign up between 10/28 - 11/30,
use code 453983270233478 to add 100 new points to your account! 

Menu Plan Monday: Dinners for 11/1/2010 - 11/7/2010

Hello Everyone!
Can you believe it's already November?
How is everyone doing on their menu planning?
I've been falling down on the job recently but
hopefully I can redeem myself soon.

Here's what I plan on making for dinner this week.

Monday, November 1, 2010: Chicken Tetrazzini & Cesear Salad
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: Beef Sausage, Carmelized Onions & Brussel Sprouts
Wednesday, November 3, 2010: Fiesta Salad w/ Grilled Chicken
Thursday, November 4, 2010: Out to Dinner! (Sister's Visiting)
Friday, November 5, 2010: Out of Town
Saturday, November 6, 2010: Out of Town
Sunday, November 7, 2010: Spaghetti & Salad

For more great ideas, visit my Frugal Recipes Tab!

Another great place to visit for menus is Org Junkie

Mailbox Monday: Free Magazines, Coupons and More!

Happy Monday! Did everyone enjoy Halloween last night?
I felt like I got my own goodies to go through but for me, it's not candy.
It's my freebies I received in my own mailbox last week.
It's a collection of free magazines, coupons and samples that I sign up for daily.

Here's the Loot:

Free Magazines:
Fitness - Prize through She Speaks
Working Mother

Free Samples:
Garnier Moisture Rescue - Walmart
Garnier Fructis Sample - Walmart
Playtex Sport Sample - Walmart
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Sample - VocalPoint
Shout Color Catcher - http://www.shoutitout.com/

Babies R Us - 20% off Coupon
Pampers Kandoo Wipes $1 Off Coupon
Huggies Coupons - CVS Direct Mail

Prizes Won:
Four Bags of Butterfinger Snackerz (not shown) - used as Halloween candy!

$20 Check from Ipsos i-say
Dr. Oz "Just 10" bracelet - Zappos.com

Aren't freebies great?

If you want to check out more great things to get in your mailbox, check out:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mailbox Monday: A Whole Lot of Goodies!

It's been a crazy couple weeks around here.
Lots of sickies in the family.
So, I'm trying to get back to my normal routine.
I've gotten a TON of freebies in the mailbox.

I get freebies a couple different ways:

I enter blog giveaways and win (sometimes).
I host house parties through different companies.
I sign up to receive freebies directly from companies online.
I'm a member of various online review communities (i.e. Smile.ly)

So, without further ado, here's the loot:

House Party Kits:
Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives - My Get Together Party

Sample of PurpleTrail Greeting Cards
Free 18 count box of RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons 
   *It looks like this offer still is going on!
Free Advil Tablets 24 Ct or Liqui-Gels 20 ct
    *Offer no longer, but you can get a $2 off coupon
Jergens Overnight Repair Lotion Sample
Scope Outlast Sample

Old Navy $10 Reward Card
Two - $2 Off RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons
$2 Off Pampers Diapers - Pampers Village
Organic Valley Farm Friends Package - included:
         Coupon Booklet with over $7.50 in coupons
         Kid's Activity Booklet
         Root Stock, Publication w/ $6 in coupons & recipes

Product Reviews:
Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief - Smile.ly
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum - Ipsos i-Say

Giveaway Wins:
Who Said Coo? Book - Simply Stacie

Want to see more freebies you can get?


Friday, October 22, 2010

Week 41 Savings Tally

Sorry this is up late but I haven't been feeling well the last few days.

For Week 41, there were some very exciting savings!!!

Here's what I saved this past week:


Bought 2  Child's Cough Syrup, 2 Oreo Fudge Cookies, 1 Crest Toothpaste.
B1G1 Child's Cough Syrup, Used 2 Oreo Coupons and 1 Crest Coupon.
Varsity Snuggie - Used Manufactuer Coupon + RR

Total Spent: $15.03, Total Saved: $15.49


Bought 18 items, Used 12 Manufactuer Coupons + 10 Target Coupons
Total Spent: $23.80, Total Saved: $33.56

Old Navy:
Bought 14 items (7 adult, 7 kids)
*used B1G1 coupon for kids items, combined with sale

Total Spent: $69.81, Total Saved: $207

Total Savings Tally: $256.05

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Crystal Deodarant Deal at Walgreens & Rite Aid

Crystal® products will be on sale at Rite Aid and Walgreens at $1 off for the Stick and $.50 off for the Roll-Ons and Spray through October 23, 2010.

Crystal® is the world’s original and #1 mineral salt deodorant brand. Crystal® prevents body odor all day long – naturally – rather than mask it with unwanted chemicals. And get this! One stick lasts up to a full year of daily use!

How do Crystal® deodorants work?

Body odor happens when sweat combines with bacteria. Eliminate either one and your body won’t smell. The mineral salts in Crystal® deodorants create an invisible layer on the skin that makes it impossible for odor causing bacteria to grow. Goes on lightly and won’t stain clothes or leave a white residue.

Body 'Conscious'

• Crystal® deodorants are clinically tested and hypoallergenic
• Cruelty free and environmentally safe
• Contain NO aluminum chlorohydrate, NO aluminum zirconium, NO parabens NO phthalates, and NO dyes
• #1 in consumer safety by Environmental Working Group
• Endorsed by numerous US Cancer Treatment Centers

Crystal offers two lines of natural deodorants:
• Unscented Crystal Body Deodorant® Stick, Roll-On, Spray and original Rock (aka deodorant stone). Made with all natural mineral salts.
• Lightly scented Crystal® essence Pomegranate, Lavender & White Tea and Chamomile & Green Tea– Roll-On and Spray. All natural mineral salts infused with natural essential natural oils and extracts.

You can find Crystal Body Deodorant® and Crystal® essence in 28,000 stores worldwide, including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Whole Foods. Check out Crystal® on Facebook!

Disclosure: By writing this post, I will be eligible to win a gift card through my affiliation with One2One Network. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. No other compensation was received.

Review and Giveaway: The Rattles CD


Since becoming a parent, I'm always on the lookout for fun kid's music to play in the car on our way to the store or out of town to see the grandparents. I was given the opportunity to review a kid's music CD called "The Rattles."

"Parents, kids, and music lovers of all ages have been singing unanimous praises for ‘RATTLE ON’, the lively full-length debut from this furry musical menagerie – composed of life-long friends Gus, Sal, Hal, and Kitty.

See what others are saying about this music group:

"Acclaimed parenting author and ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Editor, Susan Heim referred to the album as “unique”, “catchy”, and “awesome” while Blissful Bee Blog recommended it to “anyone who has children that love music.” The Clever Mommy Chronicles drew comparisons to The Beatles, They Might Be Giants, and Rilo Kiley, and raved, “Really, truly, the CD is fantastic. In fact, I was disappointed because it only has nine tracks. I found myself wanting more. That’s pretty big for a kids’ CD!”

To celebrate the album release, "The Rattles" have come out with a new website, http://www.rattlesrock.com/ where you can learn all about these fuzzy friends playing music together. This fully decked-out, colorful little corner of cyber-space allows The Rattles’ biggest fans to read up on the band’s back-story, listen to some groovy tunes, scope out a slew of tour photos, play interactive games, and shop for official band gear at the online store. There is even a special section for parents!

Here is the list of songs you will find on the CD:

1.Rattle On
2.Lucky Sam’s Banana Stand
3.Shipwreck in the Sky
4.Wavy Lane
5.Goodbye Yesterday
6.1-2-3 Count on Me
8.Monday Morning Drive
9.Apple of My Eye

Our whole family is music lovers. Even my two year old. When I put the CD in the car on our way to daycare, my son had a huge grin on his face when the music started. It's very catchy and family-friendly. The Rattles sound is a cross between The Beatles and Hanson. Before I knew it, the CD was over and I wanted to play it again!  I think our favorite song was 1-2-3 Count on Me. My son seemed to like the lyrics to that one.

Check out The Rattles Video: 

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Get your own The Rattles CD for $19.99 by going to THE RATTLES website or purchase a song for .99c through their facebook site!

But wait! The Rattles has graciously provided one Texa$aver reader a chance to win their very own copy of their music CD!

Giveaway Prize: A copy of The Rattles CD.

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Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

I'm a huge fan of meatloaf.
It's one of those foods that feel like it's
giving me  a warm hug while I'm eating it.
I have NEVER made it before. I've just eaten it.
I knew exactly who to go to for the best recipe.
If you don't know who I'm talking about,
you've got to check her out.
Oh, and her awesome cookbook.
It's the best thing I've ever bought!
So, without further adeu...

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook

1 Cup Milk
6 slices White Bread
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/3 Cup Chopped Parsley
4 Eggs
10 slices Bacon
1/4 tsp. Seasoned Salt
1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
3/4 tsp. Sea Salt

Sauce Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups Ketchup
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Dry Mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, pour milk over bread slices.
Allow to soak up for several minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, mix ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, pepper, salt and parsley. Pour in beaten eggs.
Mix the ingredients until combined. (I used my clean hands as a mixer).
Form the mixture into a loaf shape onto the broiler pan. This will allow the fat to drain.
Lay bacon slices over top of meatloaf. Slightly overlap the pieces of bacon and tuck them underneath.
Make your sauce. Mix together ketchup, brown sugar and mustard in a small mixing bowl.
Pour 1/2 of mixture over top of bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Spread with spoon or pastry brush.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Pour other 1/2 of sauce mixture over top of bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Spread with spoon or brush.
Bake for another 15-20 minutes.
Slice and serve.

I served this alongside some buttered baby peas.
Serves 6-8, plus leftovers.