Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hot Deal Alert: Publix - Free Bread and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Coupon Match Up

Remember that Free bread wyb any two I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products coupon? Well here is a great way to use that coupon, along with another coupon, to maximize your savings!

Here's How:

Go HERE to print that HOT coupon. You can use the zip code 80022 to find it.

Now go HERE to print a coupon worth -$1.50 off two I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products coupon. Use the zip code 60022 to find it.

Got your coupons ready? Great!

Now head out to your local Publix to pick up two I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products on sale for BOGOF @ $2.89 each; and a loaf of bread under $2.00.

At the register, your subtotal should be $1.39!

Hot Deal Alert: Wal-Mart - $0.99 Each WYB 3 Hefty Zoopals Plates

Here's How to pick up the Hefty Zoopals plates for only $0.99!

Print the -$1.00/2 coupon from Facebook
And print the B2G1Free coupon from All You
Now head out to your local Wal-Mart to find the Hefty Zoopals plates for $1.98 each. Pick up 3 packages and head to the register!

Printable Coupon Alert: -$1.00 Off One Mott's Medley's 100% Juice

Click HERE to print a coupon worth -$1.00 off one Mott's Medley's 100% juice!

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Hot Printable Coupon Alert: Hot Kellogg's Cereal Coupons has a lot of great printable coupons available to print right at home!

Right now you can print the HOT Kellogg's coupons as shown above. Go ahead, check them out; you won't be sorry!

Printable Coupon Alert: Office Depot - Free 25 Tax Return Copies With Members Card

Click HERE to print a coupon for 25 tax return copies free of charge from Office Depot! This is a pdf format coupon. Also you must have a Worklife Rewards card to redeem this coupon. This coupon expires 4.15.11! Prime Shipping Deadlines

For those of you ordering from with Prime Shipping, here are the shipping deadlines for Christmas! 

Thanks Bucktown Bargains for sharing!

Online Hot Deal Alert: - $50 iTunes Gift Card Only $40 + Cash Back

Right now, you can pick up a $50.00 iTune gift card for only $40.00 at, plus you can score cash back if you shop through one of the following sites!

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Mr. Rebate - 1% cash back - 2% cash back
Box Tops for Education - 0.5 ebox tops per $10.00 spent - 2 swagbucks per $1.00 spent - 2% cash back

Thanks The Freebie Junkie

Free by Mail: Free Quest Low Carb Protein Bar Sample - Two Free Bars!

Click HERE to request two free Quest Low Carb Protein Bars.

Here's Whatcha Do:

Click the link, then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.

Click the red button titled "Get My 2 Free Bars"

Do this until you reach the forth page.

Once you click the red button on the forth page, you will need to fill out a form for shipping reasons. Shipping is free, so no worries!

Free by Mail: Overtime Pain Relief Lotion Sample

Go HERE to request a free 0.25 oz. sample of Overtime pain relief lotion. This offer is available for first time customers, and while supplies lasts. Must be a U.S. resident.

Online Hot Deal Alert: - 1 Year Subscription to Disney's FamilyFun Magazine Only $5.00!

Over at Mamapedia you can pick up a year subscription to Disney's FamilyFun magazine for only $5.00!

Here's How:

Go to Mamapedia and creat an account.
(There maybe a $5.00 new member signup credit, but I tried and didn't receive any credit.)

Now change the location to "Boston" - at the top of the page

Click the "Buy Now" button and complete your purchase!

Rebate Match Up Alert: Money Making Febreze Rebate @ Wal-Mart

Here is a great match up for those who are still needing to complete the Febreze Rebate, which can be found HERE

Head out to your local Wal-Mart, and look for the Febreze candle with hand tags on them, priced around $13.00. You can use the -$2.00/1 {11.28-PG} coupon, and pay $10.97 + tax. Then submit the rebate for the full $12.00! That's a $2.00 money maker after the rebate!

Printable Coupon Alert: Free Lip Item With Any Purchase @ Bath and Body Works

Go HERE to print a coupon for a Free lip item with any purchase at Bath and Body Works! (up to  $8.00) A great way to use this coupon is to pick up one of the travel sized items that only cost $1.00, then go grab your lip item; that way you only pay $1.00 + tax for approx. $9.00 worth. This coupon doesn't expire until 12.24.10, so you have a little bit of time.

Restaurant Coupon Alert: Up To Two Kids Eat FREE With Adult Entree Purchase @ Chili's Monday 12.20

Here is a great coupon for Chili's! 

Click HERE to print the coupon!

This coupon is good for up to two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entree. Also this coupon is only valid on Monday December 20th, 2010. See coupon for more details.

Printable Coupon Alert: 10% Off One Toy @ Fred's Retail Stores

Click HERE to print a coupon worth 10 % off one toy at Fred's retail stores! This coupon expires 12.24.20. Click HERE to find a Fred's near you!

Yep, Even MORE Recipes - Holiday Party Ideas?!

I would like to pass this post along, as well. Thanks A Thrifty Mom for the O.P.!

Printable Coupon Round-Up 12.15.10

Yep, here is another printable coupon round up for ya!

x1.31.11 ~ must "like" facebook page ~ prints at default printer

x1.31.11 ~ fill out form, then submit ~ prints at default printer

x 30 days from print ~ good for 14.5 oz or larger

x12.31.10 ~ muct "like" facebook page

x 30 days from print ~ ad prints after coupon

x 2.28.11 ~ ad prints after coupon

x 30 days from print ~ coupon

x 30 days from print

x approx. 30 days from print ~ ad prints after coupon

x 30 days from print ~ recipe prints after coupon

Buy One, Get One Free Orbit Tropical Remix 14 pc
x approx. 2.8.11 ~ scroll down & click "get special savings"

-$0.75 off two cans of Red Gold Tomatoes 10oz or larger
x 1.30.11 ~ log in or register ~ recipe prints after coupon

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Right now you can find a code worth 12 swagbucks on the Swagbucks Blog. This code expires at 12:00 PM PST today, so hurry to claim your swagbucks!

Printable Coupon Alert: Office Depot - Free 25 Black & White Copies With Members Card

Need some copies? I know I do! Well right now and until 12.29.10 you can get 25 black and white, single-sided, letter or legal sized, self-service copies FREE of charge! Click HERE to get this coupon! This coupon is a pdf format coupon.

In order to use this coupon, you must be a member of the Office Depot Worklife Rewards Program. It's free to join, and is another way of savings and/or earning money on product you purchase at Office Depot.

Hot Printable Coupon Alert: Free Bread WYB Any Two I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Products

Hurry, Hurry! Don't miss out on THIS HOT COUPON for FREE bread when you buy any two I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products (max values of $2.00)!

This coupon can be found at under the zip code 80022, I believe it's on the third or forth page, but you can always search under the grocery category.

Printable Coupon Alert: -$1.00 Off Coffee Mate Creamer - Facebook Coupon

Looking for savings for Coffee Mate coffee creamer? Here ya go!

Click HERE to "like" Coffee Mate on Facebook and print a coupon for you to save $1.00 when you buy one 15 oz. or larger package of Coffee Mate liquid or powder, any variety creamer.

I just printed mine, and it expires 1.18.11, also an ad prints after the coupon.

Printable Coupon Alert: Bah & Body Works - FREE 2 oz. Body Lotion, Choose Between 3 Different Scents + Last Day to Use!

Heading out to Bath & Body Works today? Don't forget to take this coupon with you!

Click HERE for a coupon worth a FREE 2 oz. body lotion with your choice of either the Bali Mango, Hawaii Coconut, or Fiji Passionfruit. No purchase necessary! The body lotion is valued at $3.50 each! 

This is a pdf format coupon, I know some people don't like/want to use those coupons so I try to let ya know. Also this coupon will take up the entire page. I tried to "shrink it to the printable area" but it still took up the entire page.

Today is the last day to use this coupon, sorry for the last post. : )

Restaurant Coupon Alert: -$5.00 Off Any Two Dinner Entrees @ Olive Garden

If you're looking to save at Olive Garden, you may want to print this coupon.

HERE is a coupon worth -$5.00 Off Any Two Dinner Entrees! I just printed this coupon, and mine will expire 1.23.11. I would print this coupon now and save it for later, just in case the print limit is reached.

Hot Holiday Recipe - Apple Butter and Apple Jelly

How about giving an edible gift this year?
Why not try out these two recipes for apple butter and apple jelly!
Apple Butter Recipe (Crock Pot)

  • 8-9 Apples (use a mixture of types, try to stay away from the sour apples, like granny smith)
  • 1 cup apple juice (or cider)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (loosely packed)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
First, get your crock pot ready to go. I used a 4 quart for this recipe. Peel the apples, core them and rough chop them. Toss the apples into the crock pot and turn it on high. Add 1 cup of apple juice and the sugar and spices. Stir to coat the apples. Cook on high for 1 hour with the lid on. Stir the apples again. Cook on low for 8-10 hours ( I typically have it cook overnight while I sleep). Stir the apples well, and remove the lid. Turn the crock pot back to high for about an hour, to reduce the apple butter to your desired consistency. Now you are ready to eat (or can).

If you are going to can your apple butter, the USDA states that the only safe method for canning is using the water bath method (or pressure canning method). Apples are an acidic food, so the water bath method works well. According to the USDA guidelines, you should process the pint sized jars of apple butter for 10 minutes. If you are in a high altitude region, please check the USDA website for proper time adjustments. (The chart is on page 6 of the PDF)

Here is a simple and easy apple jelly recipe that would make another great holiday gift!
Apple Jelly
  • 6 cups of apple juice
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 1 package of pectin
Pour apple juice into a heavy pot (a dutch oven pot works extremely well). Bring to a boil. Mix 1/3 cup of sugar with the pectin. Add mixture to pot, bring to a roiling boil (the kind you can't stir away). Add the remainder of the sugar and bring to a boil again. At this point your jelly is ready to can using the water bath method.

Thanks A Gluten Free Journey for the O.P.'s!

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Thanks Coupon Pro!

Even More Home & Hand Made Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone!

I just had to share these other great home & hand made gift ideas with my readers!

Thanks to Ahmelie (please correct me if I'm wrong) for postings these!

12 cups  popped corn
1 cup  mini pretzels
1 cup  salted cashews
1 large  brown paper grocery bag
1 stick  unsalted butter
1 cup  packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup  light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon  baking soda

1. Place the popped corn, pretzels and cashews in the paper bag. Shake to combine.

#2) Snap Cookies

3/4 cup  shortening
1 cup  packed brown sugar
1 tsp.  baking soda
2 tsp.  ground cardamom
1 tsp.  ground cinnamon
1/4 cup  mild-flavored molasses
1   egg
2-1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
1/4 cup  granulated sugar


2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in mixture of granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cardamom to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake in 375 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are slightly cracked. Cool on wire rack. Package 6 cookies in a small glass tumbler; seal with waxed paper; tie with string. Makes about 48 cookies.

#3) Roasted Nuts

1. In a mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the cardamom, and the cinnamon. Beat on medium to high speed until combined. Beat in molasses and egg. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
1. Line a 13x9x2-inch or a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Set pan aside. In a small bowl, combine desired seasoning mix and oil or melted butter. Place nuts in prepared pan. Drizzle butter mixture over nuts, tossing gently until well coated. Spread nuts out in an even layer.
2. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven. Remove to a paper towel-lined baking sheet; cool. Serve at room temperature. Store any remaining nuts in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
3. Cocoa Sugared Mix: In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
4. Curry Spiced Mix: In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion salt and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper.
5. Barbecue Seasoned Mix: In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon ground cumin and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
6. Asian Five-Spiced Mix: In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper.

  Nonstick cooking spray
  Cocoa Sugared Mix, Curry Spiced Mix, Barbecue Seasoned Mix, or Asian Five-Spiced Mix (recipes follow)
1/4 cup  peanut oil or 1/4 cup melted butter
4 cups  pecan halves or 4 cups assorted nuts, such as pecan halves, walnut halves or pieces, whole unsalted cashews, almonds, dry-roasted unsalted peanuts and/or peeled hazelnuts
#4) Pepperment Panache
18   chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling
1/4 cup  butter, melted
30   striped round peppermint candies
4 8-ounce packages  cream cheese, softened
1 16-ounce carton  dairy sour cream
1/2 cup  sugar
1 teaspoon  vanilla
1/2 teaspoon  peppermint extract or 3 drops peppermint oil
4   eggs, lightly beaten
  Chocolate curls and/or striped round peppermint candies, coarsely crushed


2. For crust: In a food processor, place chocolate sandwich cookies. Cover and process until cookies are crushed. With the machine running, quickly add melted butter through feed tube. Process with on/off pulses just until cookies are finely crushed, scraping down sides to evenly moisten crumbs. Press mixture onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the foil-wrapped pans.

3. Place the peppermint candies in a clean food processor bowl. Cover and process until finely crushed. You should have about 3/4 cup. Set aside.

4. For filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add vanilla and peppermint extract; beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition just until combined. Stir in the 3/4 cup peppermint candies. Pour over crusts, spreading evenly.

5. Place the foil-wrapped springform pans in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Pour enough hot water into the baking pan to reach halfway up sides of the springform pans.

6. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until the outside edges appear set and the centers appear nearly set when gently shaken. Remove springform pans from water. Cool completely in pans on wire racks. Remove foil. Cover and chill overnight.

7. To serve, using a small sharp knife, loosen the edge of cheesecakes from sides of the pans. Remove sides of the pan. Garnish with chocolate curls and/or coarsely crushed striped round peppermint candies. Makes 16 servings.

For a 9-inch springform pan
Wrap a double layer of foil around the bottom and outside of a greased 9-inch springform pan to form a watertight seal. For crust, use 12 cookies and 1/4 cup melted butter.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Wrap a double layer of foil around the bottom and outside of two lightly greased 6-inch springform pans to form a watertight seal; set aside.
#5)  Peanut Butter Toffee Bars
1-1/2 cups  quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup  all-purpose flour
2/3 cup  packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon  baking soda
1/3 cup  butter
1/3 cup  creamy peanut butter
16 ounces  dark chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup  creamy peanut butter
1 cup  toffee pieces


2. In a large saucepan, combine dark chocolate and 2/3 cup peanut butter. Heat over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over warm crust. Sprinkle toffee pieces evenly over the chocolate mixture. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 2 hours or until chocolate sets. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.

To Store
Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
#6) Herbed Cheese Spread

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the pan edges. Set aside. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, and baking soda; set aside. In a small saucepan, stir together the butter and 1/3 cup peanut butter. Heat over low heat until melted and smooth. Add the melted peanut butter mixture to the dry mixture. Stir until well combined. Press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack.
1/4 cup  packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup  packed fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup  snipped fresh chives
1 tablespoon  fresh thyme leaves
1 small  clove garlic, peeled
8 ounces  cream cheese, softened


1. Combine basil, parsley, chives, thyme, garlic in processor. Whirl to chop. Add cheese. Whirl until smooth. 
2. Scrape into bowl. Cover; refrigerate at least 24 hours or up to 1 week. 
Mint Oreos
White Chocolate Almond Bark
Candy Canes, Crushed
Christmas Sprinkles, optional

Line cookies closely on wax paper--this is a great task for little hands.  Drizzle with almond bark and sprinkle with crushed candy cane.  Garnish with Christmas Sprinkles if desired.
2 bags (12 oz. size) chocolate chips
1 package (18 oz. size) chow mein noodles
1.5 cups coconut
Heat chocolate chips in double boiler or saucepan until soft. Add chow mein noodles and coconut. Form into balls and cool on waxed paper or just drop spoonfuls of mixture on waxed paper. Let cool until firm.  
1/2 cup  packed brown sugar
1/4 cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup  butter, cut up
1/4 cup  buttermilk or 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon lemon juice
5 oz.  bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup  whipping cream or heavy cream
1/2 cup  light-colored corn syrup
1 tsp.  vanilla


1. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine sugar, and cocoa powder. Stir in butter and buttermilk. Add bittersweet chocolate. Cook and stir over medium heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in whipping cream and corn syrup. 
2. Cook and stir over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until mixture just boils around edges. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly. Serve warm over ice cream. (Cover and chill any leftovers for up to 3 days. Sauce may also be frozen in a freezer container up to 1 month. Thaw before serving. To reheat sauce in your microwave oven, allow 60 seconds on high power for each cup, stirring once.) Makes about 3 cups sauce.

Amaretto-Fudge Sauce

Prepare as above, except add 2 to 3 tablespoons amaretto, coffee liqueur, dark rum, creme de cacao, brandy or other desired liqueur with the vanilla. Makes about 3 cups sauce.

Espresso-Fudge Sauce

Prepare as above, except add 1 to 2 tablespoons espresso powder or instant coffee crystals with the vanilla. Makes about 3 cups sauce.

Peanut Butter-Fudge Sauce

Prepare as above, except stir in 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon with the vanilla. Makes about 3 cups sauce.
#10) Butterscotch Cookie Mix 
1   mason jar (1-quart)
  Dry Mix (for the gift):
3 cups  all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon  baking powder
1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
1/4 teaspoon  salt
2 tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup  packed dark-brown sugar
1/2 cup  packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup  granulated sugar
1 cup  butterscotch chips


1. Dry Mix: In large bowl, blend flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In smaller bowl, stir together half of this flour mixture and the cocoa powder so cocoa is partially mixed in.
2. Layer dry mix ingredients in jar: Spoon flour-cocoa mixture into bottom of jar; press down very hard to compact (a small spice jar works well for compacting). Spoon plain flour mixture on top of flour-cocoa mixture; compact. Continue layering with dark-brown sugar, light-brown sugar and granulated sugar, compacting each layer. Top with butterscotch chips. Seal jar tightly. Store up to 2 weeks at cool room temperature.
3. To present as gift: Decorate lid of jar with felt or fabric. Tie with ribbons and bows. Attach recipe to jar with ribbon. Include appropriate kitchen utensils if desired, such as a small whisk and wooden cooking spoon.
4. 4. Prepare instructions for using mix: Type or handwrite following recipe on large gift tag, 4 x 3 inches.Cookie Mix in a Jar: In large bowl, combine 3/4 cup cooled, melted butter with 3 large eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Stir in contents of jar just until mixed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 12 to 13 minutes or until firm. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack for 1 minute. Remove cookies to rack and let cool completely.
#11) Cran Crackle Bars
6 cups  tiny pretzel twists
2 tablespoons  packed brown sugar
1/2 cup  butter, melted
1-1/2 cups  dried cranberries
1-1/2 cups  lightly salted mixed nuts
1 cup  white baking pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup  granulated sugar
1/3 cup  butter
1/3 cup  light-color corn syrup
1 teaspoon  vanilla
1/4 teaspoon  baking soda


There will be more to come from this blog author, so stay posted!
1. Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan aside.
2. Combine pretzels, brown sugar, and melted butter in a food processor container. Cover and process until mixture resembles fine crumbs, scraping sides of container occasionally. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle cranberries, nuts, and baking pieces evenly over crust.
3. Combine granulated sugar, 1/3 cup butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly (this will take about 10 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour syrup mixture evenly over cranberry-nut layer.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until syrup mixture is bubbly over entire surface. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 24 cookies.
5. To store: Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw bars, if frozen, before serving.

2. Melt butter in a large microwave-safe bowl, 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Microwave 2 minutes. Mixture will boil. Carefully stir and microwave for additional 2 minutes.
3. Stir baking soda into sugar mixture. It will foam up. Carefully pour over popcorn mixture. Fold top of bag over and shake to coat popcorn.
4. Place bag in microwave; cook -1/2 minutes. (Watch carefully, as higher wattage ovens may cook faster. Alternatively, transfer mixture to a greased sheet pan; bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring.) Remove bag and shake. Microwave an additional 1 minute. Pour onto large cookie sheets to cool.