Thursday, May 26, 2011

Freebies I received in the mail this week!







Okay REALLY this is about 2 weeks worth of Freebies I received in the mail! Remember, I always post the Free samples on Facebook, so be sure to "like" and get the free samples when they become available. You can view the FB page to see if any of the above samples are still available. Thanks for stopping by =) and let me know what freebies you received this week! =)

How I just ordered a 128 ct. Huggies Diapers for $3.39 (including shipping) thru Diapers.com!




















First of all, I am not by any means boasting about my savings, but I want to show YOU how you can save money on diapers through many ways. I have bought a lot of diapers in the past from Amazon.com using coupon codes and $5 amazon gift cards I earned from swagbucks. Don't know about swagbucks yet? Swagbucks is an on-line search portal you can use to do all your searching needs and win points (or swagbucks). You can then redeem those points for valuable items or gift cards. My favorite is the $5 Amazon.com giftcard. It only takes 450 swagbucks to redeem, and believe me, the swagbucks add up fast! Go on, go HERE and get started today and you will be well on your way to earning BIG! By the way, you do not have to use your redeemed $5 Amazon.com giftcard on diapers...they sell EVERYTHING!!! You can see all the details about the Amazon.com method in the post HERE.

There haven't been any Amazon.com coupon codes in baby magazines for a couple months, though, and I'm not sure when they'll bring them back. I have been redeeming my swagbucks for Amazon.com $5 giftcards in order to save on my diaper purchases. However, At the present moment, I do not have any of the gift cards left and I have been looking for alternative ways to save on my diaper purchases.

Have you joined PAMPERS Gifts to Grow program? You can add codes into your account and redeem for prizes or gift certificates. There happens to be a $10 Diapers.com gift certificate for 1000 points. You don't have to BUY pampers products to get points. There are codes that are available through facebook and other promotions throughout the month. Check out Baby Good Buys HERE and follow her for updates on new codes. (I would sign up to receive her emails--You will never miss a code!)

Okay, so I had a lot of points because my kids are 1 and 4 and I have never redeemed any of my points. I had over 2,000 points in my account and I redeemed those for 2 $10 Diapers.com gift certificates. (By the way, I redeemed them yesterday and the codes were sent to my email TODAY!)

Diapers.com had a promotion going on a couple weeks ago and I used a coupon code from their website which gave me 20% off for 3 months. The code was DIAPERS20PCT and I am unsure if it still available, but you can try it. You can also check RetailMeNot HERE for other coupon codes. (You enter the coupon code after you have added the item you want to your cart and click "checkout.")
There are also e-coupons available for some items. There is a $2 Huggies coupon available now and all I had to do was click the little box (which left a checkmark) located under the product description and it automatically subtracted it from the total in my cart. 

Also, I had $6 in my PayPal account from doing surveys for PINECONE RESEARCH. I don't think they are taking applications now, but keep an eye out for this one because you get paid $3 for every survey you do! I get 2-3 surveys a week!

I could not have possibly explained the following without all the background information. Here is how I did my transaction today through Diapers.com spending only $3.39! 

I searched Huggies Little Movers size 3 in the search box of Diapers.com. I found the "best" deal (in my opinion), the 128 count bonus giant case for

$34.99
- $2.00 e-coupon = $32.99
 - $6.60 (20% coupon code)= $26.39
+ $2.99 Shipping = $29.39
 -$10 gift certificate pampers.com = $19.39
-$10 gift certificate pampers.com = $9.39

 I completed my checked out through PayPal and I had $6 in my account from doing 2 surveys. It used the $6 and took the rest out of my bank account, which was $3.39! 

(By the way, if you make a purchase from diapers.com through swagbucks, you get 2 swagbucks per dollar spent!)

I also use MY POINTS to get points to redeem for gift cards!

So there you have it! I know this was A LOT of information and I will be glad to answer any questions you might have, just leave a comment below! =)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Covergirl NatureLuxe BzzCampaign

So, by now you all probably know that I am a BZZAGENT and I frequently get invited to join BzzCampaigns for different products to...well...spread some Bzz! I was recently invited to join the COVERGIRL NatureLuxe BzzCampaign. I received a FREE product sample of the liquid silk foundation and lip gloss balm. These *NEW* products just hit the shelves and I am very excited to be one of the first to try it.


"COVERGIRL's new luxury line exchanges select heavy synthetics for carefully chosen natural ingredients for a polished make-up look with a lightweight feel, everytime, it's what COVERGIRL likes to call "touched by nature."

"It provides a flawless coverage and a silky lightweight feel."

These statements are so true! It really does go on silky smooth and feels light and airy as compared to the other heavy foundations. The makers of the *NEW* products provide the following information:

Silk Foundation:
  • Provides a smooth, silky feel
  • Contains refreshing cucumber water to help balance the creaminess on application
  • Made with hints of jojoba and rosehip extracts
  • Available in 14 shades ranging from light to dark tones
  • Oil-free, SPF 10 and dermatology tested
  • Suggested to retail for $11.99
Gloss Balm:
  • Combines the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft moisturization of a balm
  • Formulated with SPF 15 for added protection
  • Available in16 versatile, beautiful shades
  • Suggested to retail for $6.49
I'm really not that big on lip sticks, I prefer lip gloss. What's so cool about COVERGIRL's *NEW* NatureLuxe lip balm is it IS a lip gloss with beautiful shades of color to compliment any skin tone!

Well, I've told you enough about this awesome new product. Why don't you take a look for yourself and see what you think.

Here is me wearing both the foundation and the lip balm:

I plan to continue the use of both products in the future!

Check out and "LIKE" COVERGIRL on FACEBOOK  and join "My Covergirl" and you could win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with one of the COVERGIRL's and each month they're giving away 1,000 FREE full-sized products.

I also have a free sample and few $2 coupons to give away to a lucky reader. Leave a comment below if you would like to win.

What was for dinner last night? Toscana Soup for $3.80!

Toscana Soup Recipe
 
I got this recipe from allrecipes.com, but I made quite a few changes!
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Jenny-O ground turkey breakfast sausage ($1.88 @ WM)
  • 1 bag Ore-Ida steam n mash potatoes ($1.25, see post HERE)
  • 1 pkg. Maggi Chicken pasta soup mix (Free sample I received a while back)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream ($.36 Great Value WM brand, $2.18 for 16.oz.
  • 1 clove garlic (? not much)
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes or spicy seasoning mix
TOTAL:$3.49 OR $3.80 w/ tax!!!
Directions:
  1. In a large pot on medium heat, cook sausage until browned.
  2. Mince the garlic (I use a microplane) into the sausage.
  3. Cook potatoes in microwave according to package directions.
  4. Add water and soup mix to sausage and garlic in the pot and cook per soup mix directions.
  5. Add potatoes to pot and mash slightly.
  6. Add heavy cream and red pepper flakes.
  7. Simmer until heated through. Enjoy!
  8. Makes 8 bowls!

 

Friday, May 20, 2011

*FREE* Retro Cinnamon Toast Crunch Flyer (Frisbie) when you sign up for the new Grocery Savvy Insider's Club from General Mills!



Go HERE to register for the new Grocery Savvy Insider's Club from General Mills. Once registered, you will be entered to win a $10 Target gift card and then you will be asked to complete a (very) short survey in order to receive the *FREE* Retro Cinnamon Toast Crunch Flyer! Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery!

I love being included in clubs like this! They always send you exclusive offers (like coupons) and special promotions! =)


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

*FREE* Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal @ Publix!!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch 15.7 oz. is $2.49 @ Publix.

There is a $2 off Publix coupon HERE -Thanks, SD!

There is a $1.50/2 Manufacturer's coupon HERE!

~*Deal Scenario*~
Buy (2) Cinnamon Toast Crunch @ $2.49 ea. = $4.98
-Use (2) $2/1 Publix
-Use (1) $1.50/2 MQ
*MAKES them FREE + $.52 Overage!!*

Thanks, Rydergal on SD!


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Publix Trip 5/18-Spent $42.83, Saved $125.60! 75% Savings!

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the following equation:
Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved

I did 2 transactions and I used the coupons listed HERE! (I did not get everything that was listed in that post.)

Here is the 1st transaction:
Spent $16.06, Saved $46.68!
BTW: The ground beef itself was $16.51!

Here is the 2nd transaction:
Spent $26.77, Saved $$79.92!

How did you do on your shopping trips this week???
Leave a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

*HOT* Publix deals from the Sales Ad starting Wed.!

I searched Iheartpublix yesterday morning, as I do every Monday and I have my Publix list ready to go and I wanted to share it with you and show you how I plan my trip! Some of the coupons listed were not listed on iheartpublix, and there are more coupons for some items listed on iheartpublix. I simply listed the best ones that I could use. There may be coupons available for products that you need that I could not access. Here are the items I plan to get on Wednesday and the corresponding coupons that I will use:

(2) Penny Items (not sure what it will be yet...but it will be $.01 ea.!) I am getting 2 because I am doing two transactions, taking the hubby with me!
-Coupon is found in the Wednesday paper!

(4) Blue Diamond Almonds BOGO $3.19
-Use (4) $.50/1 IP MQ HERE OR
*Makes them $.60 ea.!*

(2) Tostitos Salsa BOGO $2.89
-Use (2) $1/1 MQ 5/1 Moments to Save booklet
*Makes them $.45 ea.!*
(4) Lipton Family size 24 ct. BOGO $2.65
-Use (2) $1/2 TARGET IP HERE
*Makes them $.83 ea.!*  I will be getting (2) Tetley (below)

OR

NOT in sales ad BUT Tetley Tea Family size 24 ct. is $1.50, (per curbside price checker HERE)
-Use $.50/1 IP MQ HERE
*Makes them $.50 ea.!!*
(2) Ore Ida Steam n Mash 24 oz. BOGO $3.99
-Use (2) $.75/1 MQ (received from emailing the company, see post HERE)
*Makes them $1.25 ea.!*

(1) Orville Redenbacher's Pop up bowl BOGO $4.89 ($2.45 ea.)
-Use (1) $1/1 MQ (received with free sample)
-Use $.75 off any salty snacks or pop corn (Winn-Dixie Baby Club Mailer, see post HERE)
*Makes it $1.75!*

(10) Ronzoni Quick Cook pasta BOGO $1.39
-Use (5) $1/2 MQ 4/10 SS
*Makes them $.20 ea.!*

(4) Wishbone Dressing 16 oz. BOGO $2.65
-Use (2) $1.25/2 IP MQ HERE
STACK WITH
(4) $1/1 PUBLIX (Great Deals on Great Meals) IP HERE-Thanks SD! OR In-Ad coupon!
*Makes them FREE + $1.20 Overage =)*

(1) Publix Deli Fresh Chilled BBQ Rotissery Chicken $4.99
-Use $1 off any Deli item (Publix Baby Club Mailer, see post HERE)
*Makes it $3.99!*

(2) Domino Sugar 5 lb. $2.99
-Use $.40/1 IP MQ HERE (BTW: Domino Sugar will donate $.10 for every coupon redeemed, up to $50,000 to Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale No Kid Hungry!)
*Makes them $2.19 ea.!*

(4) lb. lean ground beef 7% fat $3.99/lb.
-Use $2 off fresh beef  (Winn-Dixie Baby Club Mailer, see post HERE)
*Makes it $3.49/lb. or $13.96 for all 4 lbs.!*

Essentials Items:
(2) Tombstone Pizzas $2.99 ea.

(6) Kellogg's cereals $1.99 ea.
-Use $1/2 Rice Krispies HERE
-Use $1/3 ANY kellogg's cereal HERE
STACK WITH
(2) $1/3 Kellogg's cereals TARGET IP HERE
*MAKES them $1.32 ea.!

Regular price:
(4) cans Publix green beans $.79 ea.

Bananas $.69/lb. @ 2 lbs. $1.38 estimated price

Cauliflower $2.99, (per curbside price checker HERE)

1 gal. milk $3.69

Yellow Advantage Buys:
(4) 4pk. Yopliat kids yogurt $2, (per curbide price checker HERE)
-Use (4) $.50/1 MQ IP HERE
STACK WITH
(2) $2/2 Yoplait yogurt Kids 4 pks. PUBLIX Yellow Advantage Flyer (found at Service desk at my store!)
*Makes them FREE!!*

Raincheck: (Items that I previously went to the store for when they were on sale and they were out, so they gave me a raincheck and I can purchase them today for the saleprice and I can still use my coupon!)

(2) Tyson Chicken Nuggets BOGO $5.99
-Use (2) $1/1 MQ IP
*Makes them $1.99 ea.!!*

Items that I have FREE coupons for:

(1) International Delight Breve Creme Creamer (FREE up to $3--received with FREE sample!)
(1) Country Crock (FREE up to $4.99--received from joining the Country Crock mission at Smile.ly)

-Use (2) $3/$30 PUBLIX HERE (Recyclebank) 

Total: roughly $65.97!!
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Freebies & *HOT* deals I received this week!

  •  Coupon for a *FREE* John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color!

  •  Organize in style P&G coupon booklet: HERE & HERE!
  • Free watch from Budgtgadgets.com. It was a FB promotion, go HERE to their FB page and "Like" to be informed of future promotions!
  • Winn-Dixie Baby Club mailer filled with coupons!
  • Disposable On-the-Go Coffee Cup filled with coupons (including a FREE product coupon!) for International Delight Breve Creme coffee creamer!
  • Free sample Carefree liners and a coupon!
I Paid $1.10 for this package of (36) 2 oz. snack bags of Austin Animal Crackers delivered to my door! They are still on sale on Amazon.com for $6.10 with Subscribe and Save & I got Free 2-day shipping because I am an Amazon Mom member! It's totally Free...Go sign up NOW! I got $5 off using one of my $5 Amazon.com Swagbucks Rewards! Swagbucks.com is an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called "Swag Bucks", which can be redeemed for exclusive Swagbucks.com merchandise.
Go HERE to get started at swagbucks today! 
Here is my receipt:


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

$40 Rebate when you purchase Rachael Ray 10- or 14-pc. Cookware set!

Rachel Ray Cookware


For a limited time, receive a $40 rebate when you purchase a Rachael Ray 10- or 14-pc. Cookware set. Offer valid through May 31, 2011! For more information, go HERE. To see the rebate form, go HERE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's for Dinner Tonight? Sausage n Penne with salad and garlic bread for $5.29!

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. link sausage sliced 1/4 in. thick (any kind you like, but I am using Oscar Mayer turkey sausage for $1.94 at WM!)
  • 1 box Penne (or any short cut pasta...just change the name of dish!) FREE, see post, HERE)
  • 2 jars Bertolli pasta sauce ($1.30, see post HERE)
salad:
  • 1/3 head of lettuce chopped, $1.49/head @ WM, used 1/3, so $.50) 
  • 1/3 pint of grape tomatoes cut in half ($.67, see post HERE)
  • Dressing for salad (FREE, see post HERE)
Garlic bread:
  • loaf of New York Texas Toast $.44, see post HERE
TOTAL: $4.85, or $5.29 w/tax!

Directions:
  1. Add 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. oil in a large skillet and heat to  medium high.
  2. Add sausage to skillet and cook until browned.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. Drain sausage and add 2 jars pasta sauce, let simmer.
  5. Add drained, cooked pasta to meat sauce mixture.
  6. Make salad.
  7. Cook garlic bread according to package directions.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

*HOT* Deals @ Walmart and Publix!!

Go HERE to Passion For Savings to get the current cheap or FREE Walmart Deals!

I HEART Publix has the Publix ad sneak peek for the week of 5/11-5/17 HERE

Sunday, May 8, 2011

HaPpY mOtHeR's DaY!


I hope you all have a blessed Mother's Day!




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Saturday, May 7, 2011

*HOT* deals from Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer! (5/7-5/27)

Publix Grilling Favorites 300x216 Adv. Buy Flyers

Below are a few *HOT* deals using coupons in the flyer plus corresponding manufacturer coupons that can be stacked for FREE or cheap items. I used the price checker at Publix Curbside HERE.

-$2/2 Yoplait kids cup yogurt 4 pk 3 oz ($2 ea.)
-$.50/1 printable HERE and/or HERE (2 prints per link, per computer!)

 ~*Deal Idea*~
Buy 4, use (2) PUBLIX $2/2 and (4) $.50/1--remember doubles to $1!
MAKES them FREE!!

-$2/2 Yoplait YoPlus yogurt ($1.50 ea.) 
-$1/1 printable HERE

~*Deal Idea*~
Buy 2, use (1) $2/2 PUBLIX and (2) $1/1 MQ
Makes them FREE, plus overage!

-$2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles products
-Buy Fresh Brush Max Refills ($4.29), Get Fresh Brush Flushables ($4.29) FREE printable HERE
-$3/2 Scrubbing Bubbles products ALL YOU May 2011
-$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Product 4/3SS (exp 5/14/2011)
-$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel
HERE

~*Deal Ideas*~

Buy 2 Fresh Brush Max Refills and 2 Fresh Brush Flushables
-Use 2 B1G1 MQ and 1 $3/2 MQ
stack with (2) $2/2 PUBLIX coupons
Makes it $1.58 for them ALL or $.40 ea.!

OR

Buy 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner (2/$5 )
-Use $3/2 All You
-Stack with $2/2 PUBLIX coupon
MAKES them FREE!

Go HERE to IHEARTPUBLIX to get the rest of the Yellow Buy Flyer deals matched with available coupons!




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What was for dinner last night? Chicken Alfredo!

CHICKEN ALFREDO
with garlic bread 
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite size pieces $1.79/lb. @ WM!
  • 1 Box Mueller's fettucine pasta FREE, see post HERE
  • 2 Jars Ragu Alfredo Sauce $.50 ($.25 ea.), see post HERE
  • 10 oz. box Birdseye frozen spinach (FREE) see HERE
  • New York Texas Toast (Cook according to package directions.) $.44, see post HERE
TOTAL: $2.73 OR $2.98 with tax!!
BTW: Hubby will take this for lunch tomorrow, I will probably eat this for lunch tomorrow and we will porobably still have a leftover's night from this one meal! It makes a lot!!
 
Directions:
  1. Heat a large skillet to medium heat with about 1-1 1/2 tbsp. oil.
  2. Add chicken to pan and let cook until browned.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions on box.
  4. When chicken has finished browning, drain the oil and add in the (2) jars alfredo sauce and simmer on low until pasta is finished.
  5. Meanwhile take out box of spinach and cook in microwave according to directions on box.
  6. Add the spinach to the sauce mixture. Continue to simmer.
  7. Cook garlic bread according to directions on package.
  8. Drain pasta and add to sauce mixture and let simmer until garlic bread is toasted.
  9. Eat Hot and Enjoy!!

What's for Dinner Tonight? Lasagna!

I have not posted a "What's for Dinner Tonight?" post in a few days. I had one to post yesterday, but I lost it all right when I was finished :( So, here I am doing it all over and I am adding more to it to get caught up. The reason I post what we're having for dinner is so that you can get ideas for your dinner menus, but also to show you that you CAN cook healthy meals very cheaply. Now I am not saying that my menus are the healthiest, but I do try my best to feed my family as healthy as I can, which can be quite challenging, you know with picky eaters and all!! I buy my favorite products in bulk with coupons when they are at a rock bottom price. I show you the links back to the item when I purchased it at Publix or I give the purchase price that was paid at a local store on an in-between Publix shopping trip. I do this also to show you that buying products with coupons REALLY does pay off and it is So worth the effort put in! We are down to under $300 per month on our budget for Household items. This includes food, paper goods, cleaning supplies, baby needs, toiletries, and laudry and dish detergents! I keep an unpublished post and every time money is spent on household needs, I go and add it to the list and I share it with you all at the end of each month! Do you all like my "What's for Dinner?" posts? Is is helpful? Please leave a comment to let me know because it takes a while to do these posts and while I don't mind if it IS helping someone, but if it isn't, I could be doing something else that might interest you all instead.

Lasagna

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground chuck $3.16 ($3.16/lb.@ Food Outlet)
  • 1/2 box Mueller's Lasagna $.25, see post HERE
  • 1 jar Classico sauce FREE, see post HERE
  • 1 jar Bertolli sauce $.65, see post HERE
  • 15 oz. container Sorrento ricotta cheese (I'm gonna say $1.75, can't find receipt.)
  • 2 cups Kraft shredded mozzarella cheese $.50, see post HERE
  • 1/2 cup Publix parmesan cheese FREE, see post HERE
  • 1/2 cup Egg Beaters liquid eggs FREE, see post HERE
TOTAL: $6.31 OR $6.89 w/tax!
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  
  2. Brown beef in a large skillet; drain.
  3. Add the 2 jars pasta sauce to beef; let simmer.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, Egg Beaters and 1 cup mozzarella cheese; mix well.
  5. Spread 1 cup sauce/beef mixture in a 13x9-inch baking dish. Layer with 1/3 lasagna, 1/2 ricotta cheese mixture, 1/3 sauce/beef mixture. Repeat layering.
  6. Add remaining lasagna and top with remaining sauce/beef mixture.
  7. Cover with foil and bake 55 minutes.
  8. Remove foil and add remaining mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 5-10 minutes more.
  10. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  11. Serve with a colorful salad.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Freebies I received this week!

Go HERE to get yours!

 
Go HERE to get yours!!


No Longer Available--FB Promo HERE

 
$5 WM gift card...Huggies Little Swimmers/ALL YOU Rebate, printable form HERE

What Freebies arrived in your mail this week???



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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Walmart and CVS trips 5/4!

First, I went to CVS to grab *HOT* deals for this week. They were all out of the Colgate Max Fresh and the Bic Soleil razors, but I got RAINCHECKS (Oh, how I love rainchecks!) on them and I will get those and the ECB's for those items next week!

I did, however, get the Pantene and Right Guard deals, but I will have to go back to CVS tomorrow to straighten something out with my receipt. The Pantene Conditioner rang up $3.49, it should have been $2.99, like the shampoo. Also, Idid not receie my $1 ECB for buying 2 Pantene products. They are always awesome about things like this, and I know they will make it right.
:-)

Here is the pic of what I purchased:


(1) Pantene Conditioner $3.49 (should have been $2.99)
(1) Pantene Shampoo $2.99
(2) Right Guard Body Wash $2.99

-Used $3/2 P&G 5/1
-Used B1G1 Right Guard 5/1 RP
-Used $4 ECB's from last week

Here is a pic of my receipt:


Sub total: $2.47
Sales Tax: $1.03
Total: $3.50 (should have been $3.05)
Received: $2 ECB's (Should have been $3EB's)


WALMART TRIP

I did get other stuff besides these items at WM today, but I wanted to show that for less than $1, you CAN get quite a few items each week using coupons! (EVEN at WM...LOL!) These Items went straight into my donation box to take to the church tonight. We are gathering items for the Tornado Relief Efforts. I already had quite a few donation items from *FREE* samples and previous deal shopping, but I wanted to see what I could find to add to it! Every little bit helps!

So, here is the pic:

(4) 3pk. Ivory bar soap $.97 ea.
(4) Maruchan Yakisoba $.62 ea.

-Used (4) $1/1 Ivory Soap 5/1 P&G
-Used (4) $.50/1 Yakisoba 3/13 SS

Here is the receipt:


I paid a whopping $.93, including tax, for 12 bars of soap and 4 Yakisoba meals!! WOW!!


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Monday, May 2, 2011

What's For Dinner Tonight? Salisbury Steaks with scalloped potatoes and broccoli and cheese!

Salisbury Steaks



I got this recipe from A Few Short Cuts.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 lb. beef chuck ($4.74 [$3.16/lb. @ Food Outlet])
  • 1 packet mushroom gravy mix (GV brand @ WM $.82, The hubby picked it up at DG for me and they didn't have any store brand so paid $1 for McCormick.)
  • 1 can beef broth--I'm out! So, I will be using 2 tbsp. soy sauce and 1 cup water. Also, you could use Dale's steak seasoning instead of soy sauce for a little more flavor!)
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. water
Directions:
  • Heat skillet to medium and make patties out of the ground chuck. Brown on both sides and place in casserole dish or crockpot.
  • Add beef broth to pan. Heat to boiling.
  • Mix cornstarch and water. Add to boiling broth. Wisk until gravy begins to thicken.
  • Add the packet of mushroom gravy and the water that it calls for.
  • Pour over meat patties (whether you are cooking in casserole dish or crockpot).
  • If cooking in casserole dish, Heat oven to 350 and cook 30 min.
  • If cooking in crockpot, cook on low for 3 hrs.
I will be serving these sides:

1. Scalloped Potatoes 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lb. idaho potatoes $1.50 ($2.99/5 lb.), see post HERE
  • 2 cups milk $.46, $3.69/gal., see post HERE
  • 8 tbsp. butter FREE, see post HERE
  • 8 tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  • Spray 8x8 Casserole dish with Pam cooking spray, FREE see post HERE
  • Wash and slice potatoes and cover bottom of dish with 1/2 of the potatoes.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Divide 4 tbsp. butter and 4 tbsp. flour across the layer of potatoes.
  • Add remaining potatoes, salt and pepper, and butter and flour.
  • Add milk.
  • Cook in 400 degree oven 45min.-1 hr.

2. Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers broccoli and cheese ($.35), see post HERE

Total=$7.70 (OR $8.39 w/ tax!)


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