Friday, April 30, 2010

Got a Couple Minutes to Make some Money?

Making money can be easy.
You can do it by completing online surveys.
It takes just a couple minutes to earn points.
Turn those points into cash or gift cards.
Sound easy?  It is!

Here are two survey sites that I've used
have already cashed out for Amazon Gift Cards!

They send you online surveys through your email
Complete the surveys and get points
You can cash out your points for paypal deposit or gift cards
Earn 1,000 points and get $10 Amazon E-Certificate
Fill out 3 surveys a month and automatically entered for sweepstakes
It's that easy! 

Receive invitations through your email for online surveys
Complete the surveys and get points
You can cash out your points for merchandise, gift cards, etc.
Cash out for as little as 550 points!

Start taking surveys today!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Throw a House Party!

Content taken from House Party's website:

What is a House Party™?

House Party™ lets people who really love something host a special event featuring a fun, free, exclusive experience sponsored by the world's leading brands.

Cool people sharing cool stuff. A House Party™ is thousands of parties happening across the country on a single day, hosted by people just like you. Each event is sponsored by a leading brand and focuses on something cool–like a new product, hit TV show, or great cause–that the sponsor wants its best fans to experience firsthand and share with their friends.

You host. Everyone wins. House Party lets you share the stuff you like with the people you like, through a fantastic, free party experience. What's the catch? There is none: Our partners understand that if they share something good with the right people in a fun way, we'll all help spread the word.

What's inside the party packs?

Each event has a unique Party Pack filled with all kinds of free stuff to make your party a success. We've thrown all kinds of events: TV Viewing, Wine & Chocolate Pairing, Kid-centric, you name it.

Hosts of some of our recent events have received:*

Advanced copies of TV Shows
Sneak Previews of Movies
Board Games
Gourmet Chocolate
Gourmet Coffee Samples
Coffee Maker
Special Offers

I've had the pleasure of hosting several parties -
 ranging from DiGiorno Pizza to Nabisco 100 Calorie Snacks.
So much fun! 

Right now, you can apply to be a host for the following parties:

Enter today! 

Get $25 in Coupons from ConAgra!

According to the website -
there is a coupon booklet available worth $25!
 Just buy $10 worth of ConAgra products
 submit this Mail-in FORM and receive a coupon booklet worth $25!

Participating brands include:

Crunch 'n Munch®
Snack Pack®
Chef Boyardee®
Kid Cuisine®
Egg Beaters®
Peter Pan®

*While supplies last
Offer Ends 5/30/10 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Enter to Win a $100 Apple Gift Card!

Find it Win It is giving away $100 Apple Gift Card.

Go here to enter!

New Weekly HEB Deals from 4/28 - 5/4/10

Sanderson Farms Whole Chickens - .88c/lb

Extra Large Haas Avacados - 5 for $5

Mangos - 2 for .88c

Cantaloupe - 2 for $3

Texas Showdown:
Buy DiGiorno Pizza, Get HEB Classic Selections Pizza FREE

Buy Doritos Chips, Get HEB Flavored Chips Free

Meal Deal
That's $6.56 in FREE items!!!

Drink Deal

Meal Deal #2

Another Wow!

Lunch Deal
More free food!

Baby Deal!
What a great deal on baby items!

Enjoy the Savings!

Prices and Sales good from 4/28 - 5/4/10

Thrifty Recipe: BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad


2 cups of shredded chicken
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup cubed cheese
4 strips of bacon
Spring Salad Mix
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion


In a medium skillet, add shredded chicken and BBQ sauce.
Cook about 5-7 minutes on medium heat until cooked through.

Add salad mix to dinner plate and top with:
 BBQ shredded chicken
Cubed Cheese
Hard Boiled Egg
Red Onion
Top with favorite dressing. (Ranch tastes great!)

Cost Breakdown:
Shredded Chicken - $1.75 (4 or 5 frozen tenders out of bag)
BBQ Sauce - .09c (1/4 cup of bottle)
Eggs - .50c (2 eggs)
Cubed Cheese - .75c (1/2 bag)
Bacon - .80c (5 slices)
Salad Mix - .75c (1/2 container)
Red Onion - .44c (used half)

Total: $5.08
3 Dinner Salads

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How I Get Organic Food Cheap(er)

Coupons for Organic Products are hard to come by,
 but I've found some clever ways to get organic food for cheap(er)!!

1) Dairy Products:
 Find coupons through the supplier's website.
 For example, I registered with Horizon
 I gained access to .55c coupons off 1/2 gallon of milk.
Check it out and register for your coupons here. 

2) Eggs:
Simply submit a comment online to a supplier
 and get valuable coupons in return.
For example, I wrote to Eggland's Best online
Eggland's Best sent me valuable coupons via snail mail.

3) Produce:
Search for "mark downs" at your grocery store.
For example, I went grocery shopping and found this...

Marked down from $3.99 to $1.50!
(I was able to make dinner for 3 plus two days worth of leftovers!)

When to Buy Organic Produce:

Did you know that the
Most Commonly Contaminated
  produce is: 
•Sweet Bell Peppers
Get more information at

Monday, April 26, 2010

Free Fig Newtons and Wheat Thins at CVS!

I went to CVS today and got some Freebies!

Here's what I got:
An 8oz box of Fig Newton cookies
- and - 
A 4 oz box of Wheat Thins

Step 1:
Get coupons here:
Then click on their "Newton's B-Day Tab"
and Print the $1 Off Coupon!

and get a $1 Off your next purchase.

Step 2:
Go to your CVS store and pick up the 8oz box of Fig Newtons
4 oz box of Wheat Thins
for free!

Enjoy the freebies, I will!

Fresh Express Contest and Savings

You can win a year's worth of salad bags (that's 52!).
Go here to enter.
Contest Ends 5/30/10.

While you're at it, sign up for their e-newsletter to get coupons!
Go here to sign-up.

Thrifty Recipe: Crockpot Shredded Chicken

This is incredibly easy!
 All you need is what you already have on hand!

Gather together:
Small crockpot
Frozen chicken breasts or tenders
 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Throw it all in the crockpot.
I fill mine 3/4 full of chicken breast tenders.
Turn it on High.
Put the lid on and let it go for about 3 or 3 1/2 hours.
Once you smell the chicken, it's pretty much done.
Take out the chicken and shred with two forks.
Chop up.

I portion mine out into two cup baggies for later use.
Keeps up to three months in the freezer!

Ideas for use:

Chicken Salad/Sandwich
Chicken Tacos
Chicken Enchiladas
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese


Weekly Dinner Menu - Week 17

(April 26 - April 30, 2010)

Monday:  BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
(recipe to follow)

Tuesday: Texas Chili (followed recipe on back of packet)

Wednesday: Whole Wheat French Toast with Fruit

Thursday: Chicken Tetrazzini

Friday: Grilled Cheese and Steamed Veggies

Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thrifty Recipe: Homemade Crescent Rolls

No need to buy the crescent rolls in the can anymore!
You can make them at home for pennies. 

Here's how:

Gather the following ingredients:
2 Cups Warm Water
2 TBS Yeast
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Melted Butter
6 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. salt

In Large Bowl, add warm water, yeast and sugar.
 Mix together.
Wait a few minutes, then add eggs and melted butter.
Mix together well.
Add flour, one cup at a time.
Dough will be sticky and will separate from sides of bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and kitchen towl.
Put in warm place in the kitchen for an hour.
Let rise.
After an hour, punch down dough to remove air.
Put 1/2 of dough on floured surface and rollout into circle.
Cut into wedges with pizza cutter and roll dough into crescent rolls.
Put rolls on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Makes 24-30 rolls.

Recipe adapted from A Thrifty Mom


Note: Freezes well after baking. Reheat in microwave for 1 minute in wrapped paper towel.

Friday, April 23, 2010

HEB Deals from 4/21 to 4/27!

So, I usually split my time between HEB and Wal-Mart buying our groceries for the week.
  However, it looks like I'll be going to HEB for just about everything. 
If you're in the need for diapers, there are some really good sales going on! 
For instance,

Huggies Diapers are on Sale for $8.97
- ($3 off) Coupon (found on two weeks ago)
Total = $5.97


Seventh Generation diapers are on sale for $9.98 ea.

There are yellow hang coupons for $4 off any Seventh Generation Diapers in store

PLUS the $1/1 PRINTABLE (you can print 2)

making them only $4.98 a pack!

Also there is another yellow hang coupon for Buy any Seventh Generation diaper and get a travel pack of wipes for FREE!

So get the Diapers for $4.98 after coupon and get a FREE pack of travel wipes.

There is also another yellow hang coupon for $1.50 off ANY Seventh Generation baby wipes

The travel pack is priced at $2.48

Final cost: $.98 a pack! Those are great for the car - or diaper bag!!!
Other deals:
Buy Doritos Chips, Get 1 Bag of HEB Nacho Cheese FREE
Also, check out their meal deals here.
Let me know if you get any good deals!

Free Photo Canvas!

Do you like free stuff? I do!
  You can get a free 8x10 photo canvas at Canvas People.
  Free! Did you hear me, Faaaaarreeeeee!
 Just pay shipping and handling.

We got ours and it looks awesome!
  We took advantage and upgraded to a 16x20 for only $33.99 (Originally $88.99)! 

See, take a look.
This picture was taken at an angle to show you that it is about 1/2 inch thick and wraps around.
We love ours!

It makes a great gift for someone special or for you! 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Go Paperless with H-E-B

Shop at HEB? 
Are you a Points Club Member?
Go on-line and switch to go paperless!

Going paperless is better for the earth – and for you. Here are just a few reasons to switch today:

*Earn 2,500 bonus points just for signing up
*Receive an online coupon for a FREE reusable shopping bag when you go paperless
*Get your H-E-B Reward Dollars® faster than ever

Let's all do our part to save the earth. Start by switching to online statements.

Top Organic Companies

In celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to share with you a list of Top Organic Companies that provide quality products in a safe and organic way...

For all things baby food, found at Babies R Us, H-E-B, Wal-Mart, Target, and more!

Products range from Milk, Butter, Cheese, Juice, Eggs and Meat! 
Found at Whole Foods, H-E-B and Brookshire's.
Become a facebook fan of Organic Valley for coupons.

Specializes in frozen foods from pizza to asian bowls. Found at all major grocery chains.
Go here to find out where you can shop!
Become a facebook fan of Amy's for coupons.

Private label brand for WholeFoods Market that makes everything from baby products to canned goods.
Products are natural and organic and free of artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fats.

Check them out next time your grocery shopping!

With Love,

Printable Online Coupons

Some people have asked me where I get all my on-line coupons from.  Well, here are my main resources:

Remember:  Use your back button and print two copies of each coupon!  The print limit is two on most coupons.

Happy Clipping!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unclaimed Property and Missing Money

Best kept secret is missing money!  Thanks to a very special Aunt of mine, I was able to uncover some money that was still owed to me!  Go here to find out if you have missing money you don't know about either!

Good Luck!

Free Samples At Wal-Mart

Have you checked out Wal-Mart online lately?  They regularly have free samples available at the click of your mouse!  I've recently received sample bottles of Dove for Men and Olay Regenerist. 

Right now you can get samples of
  • John Freida Root Awakening
  • Benefiber Orange
  • Parent's Choice Infant Formula
  • Dove Men+Care
  • Eucerin Lotion
  • Prilosec
Go here to request your very own!

Great Giveaways Going On Now...

You can win a...

Yoplait Prize Pack @ Good Deal Gal - Ends 4/23/10

Green Giant Gift Pack @ My Blessed Life - Ends 4/23/10

Schwan's Dinner @ Moms By Heart - Ends 4/27/10

Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk @ Moms By Heart - Ends 4/29/10

Scotch Brite Cleaners @ Moms By Heart - Ends 4/28/10

LuLu Photo Book @ Moms By Heart - Ends 4/23/10

H-E-B Gift $20 Gift Card @ But I Had A Coupon! - Ends 5/9/10

Pasta Machine/Bertolli Prize Pack @ The Happy Housewife - Ends 4/22/10

Seventh Generation Prize Pack @ Mommy Has to Work - Ends 4/30/10

Good Luck Everyone!

Howdy All!

Welcome to my new blog where I will show you my favorite finds on money-saving meals and deals in the stores! I will show you what $60 can buy you per week for a family of three including diapers! On this blog you will find:
  • Weekly Dinner Meal Plans
  • Recipes I've tried
  • Grocery Deals (H-E-B and Wal-Mart)
  • Drug Store Deals (CVS and Walgreens)
  • Coupon Match-Ups
  • Free Stuff