Friday, February 26, 2010

Fred's deals

Check out your local Fred's deals.
On Saturdays they double coupons up to $.70!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Walmart deals 2-23

Here's some great Walmart deals this week.
Some prices and deals may vary slightly by region of the country.


Land O Frost Lunchmeat (1 lb.), $3
$2.00 off any 1 Land O Frost Product printable coupon
$1 ea. after coupon!

Mighty Dog Canned Dog Food, $0.57

B1G1 Purina Mighty Dog, exp. 4-1-10 (RP 02/21/10)
$2/6 Mighty Dog printable coupons
as low as $0.24 ea. wyb 6 after coupon!

Shake ‘N Bake, $1.86
$0.75 off any 1 Shake ‘N Bake printable coupon (IE)
$1.11 ea. after coupon!

Crisco Olive Oil (16.9 oz.), $5.18
$1/1 Crisco Olive Oil printable coupon
$1/1 Crisco Olive Oil, exp. 4-30-10 (RP 2/14/10)
$4.18 ea. after coupon!

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, $0.74
$1/5 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese printable coupon
$0.54 ea. after coupon!

Kellogg’s Wheatables Crackers, $1.98
$1/1 Wheatables Crackers printable coupon
$0.98 ea. after coupon!

Kashi Heart to Heart Crackers, $2.98
$1.50/1 Kashi Heart to Heart Crackers printable coupon
$1.48 ea. after coupon!

Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks, $2
$1/1 Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks printable coupon
$1 ea. after coupon

Cheez-Its Four Cheese Crackers, $2.50
$0.75 off 1 Cheez-It Cracker printable coupon
$1.75 ea. after coupon!

(Thanks to Coupon Dad for helping put this list together.)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ruby Tuesday coupon

Go here to get 25% off your entire order at Ruby Tuesday's.
Feb 23-March 2, 2010


Stop by Bath & Body Works with this printable coupon to receive a FREE Home Fragrance or Signature Collection Body Care Item (up to a $12.50 value) with any $15 purchase. This coupon expires 3/14.

(Thanks, Together We Save!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free 2010 Calendar from Pillsbury

Pillsbury is offering a FREE 2010 Calendar.  Each month features a new yummy recipe!  Possible coupons to help offset the cost of making the featured dishes.  Sign up today! 


Together We Save has compiled a list of great Kroger deals.  Here's some of my favorites from her list with a couple of my own thrown in.

All Laundry Detergent: $3.49
Use $2/1 coupon from 2/7 RP insert
Final Price $1.49

Rice a Roni or Pasta Roni: $1
Buy 3 at $1 each
Use $1/3 from 1/3 RP insert
Final Price $.67 each

Starkist Tuna Packs: $1
Use $1/1 coupon here
Final Pric FREE

I also noticed Nature's Own Wheat Bread
was on sale for $1 per loaf.

Menu Plan Monday

***It appears Wordpress has suspended my Heart of a Country Home blog due to suspicious activity.  Not sure what's going on.  Hopefully these links will be repaired soon.  Thanks for your patience!

Monday - Subway (our Subway has a deal tonight. $1.25 for sub, chips, & drink)

Tuesday - Jambalaya (my hubby’s version), Apple Slices

Wednesday - Crack Slaw (lower carb), Strawberry Shortcake

Thursday - Chicken & Dumplings (my daughter insists!) & Green Beans

Friday - Pizza (if we can find a deal), Applesauce Cake

What's on your menu this week?  For more great menu plans, hop over to I'm An Organizing Junkie.


Friday, February 19, 2010

A few coupons for Friday

Coupon is good for a $1.50 off one box of Kashi Cereal or Crackers.

It is a bricks managed coupon so you can print it twice by hitting the browsers back button a couple of times.
Great coupon  from Chinet for a $1.00 off one Chinet Causals plates.
This is a bricks coupon so you can print it twice by hitting the back button on your browser!
(Thanks, Coupon Dad!)
Save $ 1 on Del Monte Fruit!
Del Monte Fruit Bowl
Del Monte or Orchard Selects Fruit Jar
It is a bricks managed coupon so you can print it twice by hitting the browsers back button a couple of times.
(Thanks, The Frugal Find!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Printable Recipe Cards

Hungry for something sweet and in the baking mood?

How about Southern Pecan Pie, Easy Oatmeal Cookies, or Easy Chess Pie?

Sound good?

Here's three printable recipe cards for your file.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Printable Coupons and a Giveaway

More great savings!

Save on Starkist Tuna pack.
$1 off Starkist Tuna

(Thanks, She Saved)


My friend, Amy, over at Blessings N Couponing is having a great giveaway!
It ends tomorrow, so run over there and check it out today.

(Thanks, Amy)


Save 30% at Barnes and Noble.
Expires Feb 22.

Save $10 at JC Penney.
Save through Feb 27.

(Thanks, Coupon Dad)


Just sign-up for the enewsletter and get $5 in coupons for MultiGrain Cheerios. You'll get 5 weekly emails for $1 off.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Cream (recipe)

This is a rerun from my Heart of A Country Home blog and is so delicious I had to share here.  Hope you enjoy!

I’ve made it different ways over the years, but

this is some of the best

Snow Cream I’ve ever made.

Kinda tastes like Homemade Ice Cream, which I love.

Snow Cream
1 can evaporated or Pet Milk
1 can condensed Milk
1 Tbsp vanilla flavoring
3/4 cups sugar
Stir all this together real well and then start adding snow until the mixture gets thicker.  My daughter went out twice for snow until we got it the way we wanted it.  I just told her to make sure it was CLEAN snow.  (lol) It was.

Kroger specials and coupons

Kroger has some nice deals this week.

Sign up to recieve the Kroger weekly ads in your inbox each week.

Remember, if you buy 10 participating items, you'll receive 3.00 off your entire order, so be sure and look for that special tag.

Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees are $1.88 this week.
Use this $1/2 coupon to save even more.

If you still have a $2/2 Nabisco cracker coupon, the Ritz crackers are $2.49.
You can get them for $1.49 per box.  Not too bad.

Dole Salad Blends
Save .75 on one.

Save .75 on Lunchables.

More Kroger deals of the week are listed on Money Saving Mom.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Clever Ideas and Tips Worth Knowing

Clever Ideas and Tips Worth Knowing

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.  If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.. I didn't know that!

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.  It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Bell Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.  Bell Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

For a cool Brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in a small microwaveable dish and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Leftover Snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

For easy Deviled Eggs, put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.  Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.  Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well.   You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

When using a measuring cup...before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.

Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

To expand a store-bought tub of frosting...whip it with your mixer for a few minutes.  It will almost double in size.  You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.

Using newspapers as a weed block...Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

Add a little water to your shampoo.  Adding a bit of water won't do any harm and you will be getting a couple of extra washes for your money.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kitchenaids, Menu Planner, and a free download!

My daughters are becoming a big help in the kitchen.  At almost 12 and 13, they should be! 

To encourage them to help out with meal planning, shopping with coupons, and cooking, I made a daily menu plan for them to fill out.  Their job is to choose a cookbook, select a main dish that they want to prepare, check the items we have on hand, and then prepare a shopping list. 

I go searching for coupons to use on our shopping trip.  Our usual store to shop for groceries is Kroger, because of their great deals.  When combined with coupons, we're able to spend less.

My girls are doing a great job and are showing more of an interest in being a frugal shopper.  Read more about them here.

I'm offering a free printable pdf of the menu planner.  On the bottom is a "cut and carry" shopping list.
Hope it helps makes things a little easier in your life.

Dreamfields Healthy Pasta Coupon and chance to win prizes

Sign up here for the Dreamfields newsletter and recieve $1 off coupon.  Right now Dreamfields is on sale at Kroger for $1.99.  That would make Dreamfields $1 when using your coupon. 

Having fewer digestible carbs and little impact on blood sugar, Dreamfields works great for low carbers and diabetics.

Dreamfields is also running a contest:

Who's your DFF (Diabetes Friends Forever)?

Share your story for a chance to win one of 19 prize packages

worth up to $10,000! Learn more, read submitted DFF stories and nominate your DFF


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blessings N Coupons

Please visit my friend, Amy, over at Blessings N Coupons for some great savings!

Coupons and Freebies

Register here and save $1/1 Degree Ultraclear Deodorant or $2/1 Degree Clinical Protection.
(simple registration)

Register here and save $5 off a Jiffy Lube Oil Change.
(simple registration)

Free printables at Mom's Break dot com.

Kroger Coupons

Speaking of coupons...Kroger sent me some good ones in the mail yesterday.  It pays to shop at Kroger!

Inside was 1 FREE dozen eggs and 1 FREE lb of bacon!  They do know what I buy for sure and this will help me save some money.  Eggs have been high around here and unless I get farm fresh eggs from my inlaws, I haven't had many lately.

Visit KROGER today to see the weekly specials.

Another blog attempt!

Welcome to my blog about our personal attempts at saving for our future, cutting back, couponing, growing our own food, and hopefully raising a few laying hens.