Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Publix And Powerade design a soccerball contest!

I heard the coolest thing on the radio this morning! Go to  http://www.poweradeyouthsoccer.com/ and enter your design for a soccer ball! There are great prizes!!

Contest Grand Prize:

• 10 replicas of the winning ball
• 1 case of Powerade per month for 1 year
• Powerade 10 gallon cooler
• $500 Publix Gift Card
• $500 Stanno Gift Certificate
• Stanno ball bag

3 Contest Finalist:

• $250 Stanno Gift Certificate
• $250 Publix Gift Card
• 1 case of Powerade per month for a year
• Powerade 10 gallon cooler
• Stanno ball bag

Since all my kids play soccer in some capacity... we are totally entering!!
Good Luck! And as always, if you win... come back and let me know!

Monday, September 20, 2010

FREE Yucky bands!

Head over to The Art of Washing Hands and sign up to get your free icky bands!! You can receive up to 4 packages of 8 bands!! They are a really cute way to remind kiddos to wash thier hands!! Register HERE!

Thanks,Thrifty Military Wife!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Dinner... Empanadas!

As a family, we try to sit down together every night for dinner. We may not eat until after soccer and girl scout meetings, but we do it! To keep everyone wanting to sit at the table,  I try to not be in a rut when it comes to what we eat. I do alot of home baking instead of buying premade things in the store and I just generally try to be a little creative. That brings us to tonight's meal!
The beauty of tonight's meal is that I had most everything on hand in my stockpile!  I did go buy  packaged pie crust. The hubby is sick and was hungry in a hurry... plus I didn't really want to mess with it tonight! :) Here's the skinny:

1 lb ground beef (not pictured)
1 taco dinner kit  (Stockpile!)
1 can spicy fat free refried beans (stockpile!)
1/2 cup salsa plus the salsa from the dinner kit
1 pkg  Kraft Philly cream cheese (from stockpile!)
1 cup  Kraft shredded cheddar cheese (not pictured) (from stockpile!)
2 boxes pie crust (or homemade enough for 4 rounds)

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Split taco shells into half and then half again, bake per directions and set aside to use as chips. Prepare taco meat according to package directions. Once meat is prepared, combine beef, beans, salsa (both types),  shredded cheese and cream cheese...basically everything but the pie crust! Mix in a  large bowl until combined and no large lumps  of cream cheese remain. Now, I did these two ways. I made little ones and big ones...

For the little ones , I simply unrolled a pie crust and cookie cut biscuit sized circles. I put about a Tbs. of filling on  them and then topped with another round. Then  I just pinched the edges shut.! My girls were calling them mexican ravioili.

For the larger ones, I unrolled a pie crust and filled 1/2 and simply folded the crust over and pinched it shut!
In either case,  All of the filling is fully cooked or cheese, and all that you are cooking is the crust. Bake for about 20 minutes for the larger ones (10-15 for the smaller) in a 400 degree oven   until they are slightly browned.  Be careful! The filling will be HOT!! But oh-so-good!

I served them with the "chips",  a green salad and the kids' favorite ranch dressing! Everyone ate them up!!
I hope you try them...they are dee-lish!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What would you do with a month of Toaster Strudel?

I wish I had to decide what to do, but I haven't won yet!! I AM optimistic though! You can enter once a day for the duration of the promotion! Hop over HERE and give it a try! Let me know if you win!

Swag Code in the Blog worth 7 swag bucks!

There is a code in the blog worth 7 swag  bucks! Go see what you can find!

"Snack"urday!!! from A few Short Cuts!

So if you are like me, you have (at least) 5 blocks of Philly  in the fridge( using the reset $5/5) and miscellaneous boxes of brownie mix (from the 10/$10 a few weeks ago) lingering about your house. Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has solved this problem for us in a most AMAZING fashion!! Let's be honest... they look GREAT!! I have promised the girls we will make them tomorrow after the house cleaning is done... I hope you get a fair trade on yours too!! 
Hop over and see Amanda.. she has more recipes that are dee-licious!... Just like this one!

Friday, September 17, 2010


With only 23 entries, random.org didn't have alot of trouble...  The winner is ...

#19... Shelli!

And because I was feeling particularly froggy, I did a second drawing for 2 additional $1.50/1 MQ! And the winner of that drawing was...

#4 Lianna!!
Congratulations to both of you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Look Where I Am Today!!!

Hop on by and check this out!!

It is a great way to meet other bloggers and expand your reading! Have fun!!

Low Entry Giveaway Ending Tonight at Midnight!!

There are only 14 entries in the Kraft giveaway!! It ends tonight at midnight CST, so get in those entries!! Your chance to win is really good!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Want to Have an Additional Entry Into the KRAFT GIVEAWAY?

Time is running out! You have until Midnight (CST) Thursday to get in your entries!! And now, you can get an additional entry by following my friend Nanci over at magiccitymom.com. They have amazing listings events, giveaways and businesses in the Birmingham, AL area. You should pop over and say "Hi"!

So, go to the KRAFT GIVEAWAY post and get your entries in!! Now you have the opportunity to enter 6 times!
1. Follow here A Coupon There A Coupon
2. Follow iheartpublix.com
3. Follow magiccitymom.com
4-6. Blog about it!!

Time's a wastin!! Get to it!

Sister Schuberts Game and Coupon

go HERE to try to win instantly a $50 gift  caed from Sister Schubert for cooking.com and to be entered into a larger drawing!! Not interested in the game? There is also a .75/1 MQ IP !!! Good luck!

Best Publix deals this week!

Michelle over at iheartpublix.com always has the best matchups for the Publix weekly sale! This is what looks the best to me this week!  Visit Michelle for the links!
Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, Hearty Four Cheese, American Cheddar, or Old World Italian With Parmesan & Romano, 12.6 oz box, BOGO $2.99-$0.55/1 Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese 8/29/2010 Kroger My Magazine School Days (exp 11/17/2010)
-$.75/1 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, Any tearpad (exp 3/31/2011)
-B1G1 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (must play game & get 5000 points for coupon)-$1/1 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, Any – Kraft Food & Family, May/Summer 2010 booklet (exp 9/17/2010)-$1.50/1 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Kraft First Taste coupon (check your binders!)
Ronzoni Pasta, Selected Varieties, 12 or 16 oz box (Excluding Lasagna, Manicotti, and Jumbo Shells) BOGO $1.29-$.55/1 Ronzoni (zip 90210) thanks Lindsey
-$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Quick Cook Box Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Garden Delight Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Quick Cooking Pasta Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Quick Cooking Pasta Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rolling (if included)
Ronzoni Garden Delight Rolling (if included

V8 V-Fusion Vegetable & Fruit Juice or V8 Fusion + Tea, Assorted Varieties, 46 oz bot., BOGO $3.99
-$1/2 V8 V-Fusion Juice Publix Coupon Book Save Big Dream Big 7/29/2010 (exp 11/30/2010)-$1/1 V8 V-Fusion Rolling
V8 V-Fusion Rolling
V8 V-Fusion (exp 12/31/2020)
-$1/2 V8 V-Fusion Juice, Any 46 Oz. Or Larger (DND 5) – Save Big. Dream Big. booklet (exp 11/30/2010)

Ore-Ida Steam n’ Mash Potatoes, Assorted Varieties, 24 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99
-$1/1 Ore-Ida Steam n’ Mash Potato Product (IE) Printable (FF) Rolling-$2/2 Heinz AND Ore-Ida PUBLIX coupon Toss4Cash FL Booklet 8/22/2010 (exp 9/30/2010)
-$1/1 Ore-Ida Frozen Potato Product, Any (Target Catalina) (exp 10/4/2010)
-B2G1 Ore-Ida Frozen Potato Product wyb two (2) (20 oz or larger) – Publix Toss 4 Cash – valid up to $3.39 (exp 9/30/2010)

Thanks, iheartpublix!

Athenos Feta facebook Coupon

Don't forget to go to the Athenos Facebook page and print your BOGO coupons!! It has not reset, but a little birdie told me that it was almost over!! Go get it while you can!!

Don't for get the Giveaway!!

Giveaway ends tomorrow night (Thursday)  at midnight CST!!!!! Get in your entries!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese Giveaway!

In honor of the Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese House Party, I am giving away a Kraft Gift Pack!

1 Pyrex  bake pan
2 pair of comfy socks
2 1.50/1 MQ

These will work great for the BOGO that starts on Thursday!

How do you enter?
1.)  Follow my blog Here A Coupon There A Coupon (1 entry)
2-4.)  Blog about this giveaway (3 entries ... comment 3 times)   ~link to your blog in the comment~
5.)  Follow iheartpublix.com (1 entry)
6.)  Follow magiccitymom.com (1 entry)
Leave a comment below for each entry and make sure to include your email address in at least one comment so that I can contact you! I will be drawing for this giveaway (using random.org) on
Thursday, 9/16/2010 at Midnight!
I will mail the coupons on Friday to insure that you have them before the sale ends in a seperate package from the socks and pan. (I don't want it to get caught up in the amil and not reach you!!) Both the envelope w/ the coupons and the package with the rest will go out Friday!!
And a very special thank you to Michelle at iheartpublix.com for turning me on to House party!!

Hooray! It's here!!

So, my Kraft Mac and Cheese House Party box arrived today!! We have already planned a little get together for 9/25 to use it all! Well, most of it! What was in the box?? Let me tell you!
6 pkgs Homestyle mac and Cheese (comfy food)
16 plates
16 napkins
1 large spoon
1 9x13 baking dish
1 3 Qt Sauce pot
16 pair of comfy socks
16 pyrex Q's
16 Kaft Q's

Go to the   HOUSE PARTY website and sign up today! You never know! You may be the next  host or hostess of a house party!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great new Giveaway for the Chefs among Us!!!

Head over to Colie's Kitchen and sign up for a great giveaway!!  Nicole is giving away a Souper Jams gift box on 9/17/2010! Go over to her blog and check it out!! While you are there, you should look around! She has the most amazing recipes!!  Good luck!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I just finished an AMAZING book! (Yes, it was FREE!!) A Swagbucks lesson!

As some of you know I am a full time mom to 3, a full time student (I graduate in December, 1 month before my 40th b'day!),  a girl scout leader and a soccer mom. Oh, and ocasionally I get to be a wife... lol! With my time obviously stretched thin, I do what I can to get ahead. One thing that I did recently was form a book club with some of my friends so that we could read all of the books for one of our classes before the semester began. I read the MOST AMAZING BOOK! It is called City Of Refuge and it is by Tom Piazza.

I have never put an ad for an Amazon.com product in a post, but I thought this would be a good lesson in saving money! I use Swagbucks. I don't go crazy with it and complete offers, but I installed the toolbar and do all of my searches with their search box. So, this summer I was able to buy all of my books, save one, using Amazon.com gift cards that I earned from Swagbucks! I bought all of my books with the "best price" option on Amazon.com. I got one of the books for ONE CENT!!! After Shipping it was only $4! So, anyhoo... Swagbucks are real! They work to buy you REAL MERCHANDISE! Go to Swagbucks.com and sign up! My new goal is to earn all year and save for next Christmas! If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will see a widget that can hook you up! Have fun! Earn lots!

Who doesn't like rice for FREE???

There is a new BOGO Q when you go HERE!  This is not an Uncle Ben's site, so you will be asked to enter a code. Use the code BOGOWGW . I have not tried this new rice yet... can't wait!

A Few Short Cuts "Snack"urday

Have you made it over to A Few Short Cuts yet? She has the most AMAZING recipies and menu plans! Her Menu plans typically follow the weekly sales at Publix. Every Saturday, Amanda does an amazing snack recipe! This week is no different!  Check out this picture...

Doesn't that look AMAZING??
I cannot wait to check them out! Especially since I got my penny item Publix brand Vanilla Wafers on Wednesday! If you try them, let me know what you thought!!

Thanks, Amanda !

Leftover Legacy

Every day my hubby takes the leftovers from the night before for his lunch. So if there happens to be a "do it yourself and make whatever is leftover" night, I feel a little guilty. I mean, would you want to eat the same thing three meals in a week? Me neither. So what I try to do is make leftover, "anything goes" night more interesting! So, tonight, I had  left over...
BBQ chicken, jalapenos, feta, taco meat, enchilada sauce and diced tomatoes.
I added from my stockpile:
mozzarella cheese  (from using my $5/5)
and pizza crust (that I got for 80% off from WinnDixie)
So we made...
We made BBQ pizza  w/ jalapenos...

and taco pizza w/tomatoes...

And then we ate it!!

Kraft $5/5 has RESET!!!

This is GREAT NEWS!!! The $5/5 has reset!! Go HERE and download yours NOW!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's Mega Swagbucks Friday!!

It's Mega Swagbucks Friday!! Go Click and Earn!!!

$5 Friday Challenge!

Grab My Button

So.. Welcome to the BLOG HOP!! This is simply a place where we can meet and greet and hopefully share some GREAT SAVINGS!!!
The rules are simple.
1. Follow me as the hostess (I am in the #1 spot!)
2. Follow at least 2 other blogs on this list. It is a new Hop, so I need you all to SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3. Copy the button onto your post so that people can get back here!!
4. Most of all, HAVE FUN!! Meet some great bloggers and spread the joy of your lives!
Now, what do you link to? Simply put in a link to your best deal of the previous week! If it is under $5, you met the challenge! Thankt's it!
I can't wait to see your blogs! Oh, leave me a comment saying you follow so that I can follow you back!

Peanut Butter Jelly Bars!

I have been following  A Few Short Cuts  for a long time now! Amanda has amazing recipes and several are Gluten Free! Last night I made The Peanut Butter Jelly Bars. My kids (and hubby) devoured them! They were so easy... I am putting the link to Amanda's recipe HERE . I made a slight modification, though. Instead of making peanut butter cookie dough from scratch, I used a .50 bag of The BOGO cookie dough from Publix! Using this quick mix means I can have a quick after school snack in 20 minutes!!
Go see Amanda and follow her... you won't regret it!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CVS... FREE (Love that word!!) SoBe plus extras!

So... I finally got my act together to go to the SoBe website and play for a chance to win FREE  Sobe! Right now, SoBe is $1.79 and a TRUE BOGO. That means that you pay full price for one and the 2nd rings up for free. Anyhoo, I had 4 BOGO SoBe Q's so, I got 8 bottles.
SoBe: reg 1.79, sale BOGO
Used 4- BOGO Q's   final price: FREE!!

Then I wandered over to check out the Wisk which was BOGO @ $8.99.
Wisk: reg price  $8.99 sale: BOGO
used $3/1 Wisk MQ and a $3/$10 grocery purchase Q from the CVS scanner at the front of the store!  ALWAYS check this scanner!!  You never know what you're gonna get!  (I also bought $3 worth of candy to meet the $10 requirement.) All in all, I spent $6.20 for 8 SoBe, 2 Wisk and 2 boxes of theater candy!!   Not bad, mama.. not bad...

FREE (Love that Word!) baby nail clippers!

If you sign up now for Graco newsletters, you will receive (while supplies last) a FREE pair of baby nail clippers!! Just go HERE and sign up!!

Hurry! You want to get them before they are all gone!

Thanks, Rockin' Momma !

I have found a great new site with Freebies!!

You totally need to go to Mommy Loves Freebies!

I am telling you! Go check out her coupon binder giveaway!! It ends TONIGHT!!

Why are you still here??
Go on.. GO!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Swag Code...

CODE!!! Go to the BLOG and lookie lookie for a code worth 9 Swag Bucks!  I love my SB's because I use them to buy real things all the time!! With Christmas coming, every little bit helps! Go now!! The code expires @ 5PM Pacific time.

FREE (And we LOVE that word!!) Nabisco cookies Q!!!

Don't for get to go HERE by midnight tonight to get your coupon!! It is for a FREE (up to $4.19) box of cookies when you buy another box of cookies and a gallon of milk!! These coupons come out on the first Monday of the month on Facebook...
And don't forget, Facebook can be a treasure trove of coupons!! "fan" your favorite products and get links on your wall to great coupons and the occasional FREEBIE!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday stalk!!

Hey! I follow these blogs and I think you should too! They have great info and I just love reading them!! Go on, follow the rules, and have a super stalking (football watching) Saturday!!
Just Married with Coupons

See you later!!

91% savings at Publix!!

I didn't need alot this week, but I couldn't let the great deals go by "ungrabbed"! So, I snuck into my Publix and grabbed some great deals! And just in time too... my yogurt Q's were about to expire!  So, here is what I got...  Now the beauty is... I paid (are you sitting down?) $3.24!! I know, right? Here's how I did it:

7 Yo PLus Yogurt reg 2.50, BOGO sale... $1.25 each
Used 7 $1/1 MQ  new price:      $.25 each!

5 Breakstone's sour cream  reg $1.69 sale $2/2
Used 1 $5/5 MQ    new Price... FREE!!

Wisk detergent reg $6.99  sale $4.49
Used 1- $3/1 MQ      new price:        $1.49!

So that's $3.24 for $35.23 of products!  WAHOO!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Free Toy!!

Go HERE and register for this CUTE toy with No SHIPPING!!! That's right! Totally free! The website is totally overloaded, so if you get a "sorry, at this time..." pop up, just click your go back arrow and try again! It worked for me! I didn't even lose any of the info in my forms!! What a deal! Just another Freebie to put up for Christmas!!!  Go on.. quit reading! Go NOW!!!

Thanks Amanda at A Few Short Cuts !!

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