Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale is February 22-27 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman, OK.

Select items are 25% off on Friday, February 26 and 50% off on Saturday, February 27. 9am - 6 pm.

OKC's Spring 2010 Sale is March 22-27 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds .

Consignment sales are a great way to get affordable children's clothes as well as make a little money by consigning clothes your children have outgrown.

Happy Shopping!

Meal Preparation Made Easy!

When I come across a good deal on ground beef I buy extra and prepare an All Purpose Meat Mixture for future recipes.

All Purpose Meat Mixture

5 lbs ground meat
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup green pepper, diced
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp salt (optional)

In a large pot, brown ground beef. Drain. Stir in garlic, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper; cover and simmer about 10 minutes until vegetables are tender but not soft.
This should make approximately 12 cups. Divide mixture into freezer bags (about 2 cups in each bag), label and freeze for use in future recipes.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Walgreens FREE 8x10 print today only!

Today (Thursday, 2/24) only, you can score a FREE 8x10 print. Go to Walgreens Photo and at check out enter coupon code FREEPHOTO.

These are great Mother's Day gifts!

Ebates - My Big Fat Check!!!!

Yea! I just received my first Big Fat Check (that is what they call it...) from Ebates.

If you haven't signed up for Ebates, go here and sign up. After your account is set up you can begin making your internet purchases through their website and will earn your very own Big Fat Check!! It is so easy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Another Homeland Coupon Match-up!

This week Homeland has Bumble Bee Tuna pouches on sale for $1 and in today's SmartSource there is a coupon for $.55/1 which would make this a money maker of $.10! If you don't like tuna this is always a good donation item.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

FREE Pancakes at IHOP! (Oklahoma)

IHOP will serve every one of all ages a free short stack (three) of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of IHOP’s fifth National Pancake Day. In exchange for a tasty short stack of pancakes, IHOP guests are invited to make a donation to Children’s Hospital Foundation, a local affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network. This yummy celebration is planned for Tuesday, February 23 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at all Oklahoma IHOP locations. For more info go here.

Friends of the Library 31st Annual Booksale!

Friends of the Metropolitan Library System is hosting their 31st Annual Booksale Saturday and Sunday February 20-21, 20109am- 5:30pm at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in the the Oklahoma Expo Hall. For more info go here.

ArtsCow Customized Umbrella shipped for $15.99!

ArtsCow is offering a customized umbrella for $15.99 with free shipping. I have ordered from ArtsCow a couple of times and like their products. To get started, go here and sign up for an account if you don't already have one. Use coupon code UMBR1599 which expires 3/31/10.
This would make a great Mother's Day gift!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Homeland Coupon Match-up 2/17 thru 2/23

I'm not really excited about this week's Homeland Ad but there are a few good deals. Here are my favorites:

Eckrich Smoked Sausage $2.99
Use $0.55/1 SS 1/31
Final Cost: $1.89!

Yoplait Yogurt Smoothies 2/$5
Use $1.00/1 GM 2/7
Final Cost: $0.50!

Wish Bone Salad Dressing or Spritzers 3/$5
Use $1.00/1 Spritzer RP 1/31
Use $1.25/2 Dressing or Spritzer RP 1/31
Final Cost: FREE - $1.04 ea!

Quilted Northern 9 or 12 rolls $5.99
Use $1.00/1 RP 1/24
Final Cost: $3.99!

Crest Toothpaste $1.79
Use $0.75/1 PG 2/7 or 1/17
Final Cost: $0.29 ea!

Capri Sun $1.97
Use $1.00/2 printable here or here
Final Cost: $0.97 ea! (wyb 2)

For a complete list of this week's ad coupon match-up, visit Simple Saving Savvy.

Also, don't forget to get a $5/$25 coupon from the Thunder Basketball program if you go to a game or know someone who is a great coupon to sweeten the deal at Homeland!

Another homemade cleaning product (that smells good!)

My aunt sent me a recipe that she uses for an All Purpose Cleaner. She also said you can make homemade cleaning supplies smell great and relax you while you clean! Just add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the bottle. You can pick it up at the health food store for around $10 and it lasts forever.

In a gallon bottle mix:
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
2 cup ammonia

Fill the rest of the way with water. Shake gently then pour into spray bottles.
Add some lavender essential oil, maybe 8 drops or so. Shake gently before using.

You can check out my post on other homemade cleaning supplies HERE.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Target Gift Card for Transferred or New RX

In yesterday's ad (2/14/10) there was a coupon to receive a $10 Target gift card with any new or transferred prescription. These offers help stretch the grocery dollars!

Olay $15 Rebate!

Olay is offering a $15 mail-in rebate when you purchase three Olay products. All you have to do is purchase 3 Olay products between February 12, 2010 through March 12, 2010 and submit the original receipt(s) and this printable rebate form by March 26, 2010. One per household, and it's void in Maine.

Hip2Save has some great deal scenarios for this rebate!

SC Johnson Rebate still going!!

Don't forget about the SC Johnson Rebate I posted about here.

All you have to do is purchase ANY 3 SC Johnson Products, including:
Scrubbing Bubbles
Nature's Source

This rebate can be submitted three times per household for a total of $15! The dates of purchase are between 10/1/09 through 6/30/10!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Staples: FREE printing calculator!

Hurry! I'm sure these will go fast. Staples has a Sharp printing calculator for $14.99 with a $14.99 Easy Rebate which makes it FREE. You can submit 2 rebates per household. You can find the calulator on page 7 of the ad. I have submitted numerous Staples Easy Rebates over the years and they are exactly that- easy.

Staples is also having a Dollar Days sale which includes:
5 pk Sharpies
5 pk Bic highlighters
12 pk mechanical pencils
125 pk 1/2" page flags
and many other items!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crest Foods Anniversary Sale!

Crest Foods is having their Anniversary Sale and there are some great deals. Here are a few of my favorites:

Ragu Pasta Sauce $0.99
Use $0.75/2 RP 1/31
Final Cost: $0.62 ea.

McCormick Chili Seasoning 3/$1.00

Pepsi 2ltr $0.68

Ken's Salad Dressing 4/$5
Use $1.00/1
Final Cost: $0.25

Crest Shredded Cheese $0.99

Suave Deo $0.68
Use $0.50/1 RP 1/31
Final Cost: $0.18

Ziploc Containers (various sizes) $0.99
Used $1.50/2 SS 12/6 or 1/10 or from inside previously purchased package
Final Cost: $0.24 ea.

Home Pride Wheat Bread $0.99

Thanks, Simple Saving Savvy (you can see more of her Crest Deals here)

REMEMBER: Crest does not accept internet printed coupons!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

FREE Science in Action 2010

Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma is hosting "Science in Action and Object ID Day" on Sunday, February 7. This event is free and is great for families that are looking for fun ways to engage their brains and learn more about all kinds of science. You will enjoy the hands-on activities at 20 science and activity stations scattered throughout the museum. Museum curators and other natural history experts will be available to identify objects brought in by visitors, and several museum departments and partner organizations will offer activities, demonstrations and presentations on scientific themes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What does $10 buy at the store?

I made a quick trip to Homeland today and this is what I got for $10!

DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza
Rhodes Multi Grain rolls
Wholly Quacamole
Two 2 ltrs of Coke
Dole Romaine Hearts
Solo plates
Fiber I muffin mix
Two Williams Taco Seasonings
Cheese Nips
Two Peter Pan Peanut Butters

Here are the coupon match-ups:

DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen 2/$9
Use $1.00/1 SS 1/24
Final Cost: $2.50

Rhodes Multi Grain Heat 'n Serve $2.69
Use $1.00/1 RP 1/24
Final Cost: $.69

Wholly Guacamole 2/$4
Use $1.00/1 SS 1/31
Final Cost: FREE

Solo Plates 2/$4
Use $1.00/1 SS 12/6
Final Cost: FREE

Fiber One Muffin Mix $2.50
Use $.50/1 GM 1/3
Final Cost: $1.50

Williams Taco Seasoning $.79
Use $.55/2
Final Cost: $.24

Nabisco Cheese Nips $1.75
Use $1/1 DND SS 1/24
Final Cost: Free + $.25 overage
(they let the coupon double)

Peter Pan Peanut Butter $1.99 each
Use $.50/2 SS 1/10
Final Cost: $1.50 each

I also used a $5/$25 Homeland coupon found in the Thunder Basketball program.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oklahoma Snow Days

This is our third day out of school and I think we are all experiencing a little cabin fever. I'm praying for the sun to shine and the streets to clear up so the school buses can pick up kiddos and we can all get back to our routine! Here are some pictures of our fun in the snow this go around.