Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Card Workshop




I am so excited to teach this new beginners class in Card Making, as a paper crafter I love making cards, it's my passion and I take a lot of pride in making cards for special occasions for my family and friends Join me in making four hand made cards, It's easier than you think! Below is the description and how to register! 

Card Making Workshop
This fun and creative class is for those who are interested in creating one of a kind cards for everyday and special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, or expressions of thanks. Fee includes supplies to make four complete cards. Each card will have your own personal designer touch. No previous art experience is necessary.
Course # PSD 1700 001    $20
3/20  Tue.    6:30 - 8:30 pm
Iowa Falls, ECC Reg Johnson Hall Room 102
Instr: Lisa Christensen

Pampers Gifts to Grow: New 10 Point Code

Wow! There’s yet another new Pampers Gifts to Grow code available! Go Here and enter code FBLD229AWE4VB12 to score 10 more points, valid through March 5th

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

$10 Gas Card Mail in Rebate When you buy 10 Kellogg’s Cereals ( limit 5) (match it up with Hy-vee sale)

Go Here Bonus: $10 Gas Card Mail in Rebate When you buy 10 Kellogg’s Cereals ( limit 5) Wow that is sweet!!

Participating brands*:
Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original®
Kellogg's® All-Bran® Bran Buds® cereal
Kellogg's® All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes® cereal
Kellogg's® Smart Start® Strong Heart Antioxidant cereal
Kellogg's Corn Flakes® cereal
Kellogg's Raisin Bran® cereal
Kellogg's® Raisin Bran® Crunch cereal
Kellogg's Crispix® cereal
Kellogg's® Product 19® cereal
Kellogg's® Mueslix® cereal
Kellogg's® Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal
Kellogg's® Lowfat Granola with Raisins cereal
Kellogg's® Lowfat Granola without Raisins cereal
Kellogg's® Lowfat Granola Original cereal
Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal

To receive your $10 pre-paid rewards MasterCard® that can
be used for gasoline purchases

• For ages 18 and above
• Limit one Official Order Form per envelope
• Letters must be postmarked by 4/30/2012 and
received by 5/07/2012
Limit (5) Kellogg’s™ Gas Rewards Cards PER HOUSEHOLD (stock up time)

OFFER AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. LIMIT (5) Kellogg's™ Gas Rewards Cards PER HOUSEHOLD. We must have your ZIP Code to mail order. U.S. Military overseas
send APO or FPO address. This offer good in U.S., its territories and Puerto Rico, except where prohibited, licensed, restricted, or taxed. Kellogg Company reserves the right to
substitute or limit offer. Excess UPCs will not be returned. No mechanical reproduction of Official Order Form will be accepted. Resale of Kellogg premium or Official Order Forms is
prohibited. Neither this offer nor the Official Order Form may be published, posted or otherwise displayed and/or offered for sale in any electronic or other venue without Kellogg
Company’s express written permission. Kellogg is not responsible for lost, late, illegible or incomplete orders or postage-due, damaged or separated mail. Additional postage may
be required. Promotion ends on 4/30/2012; letters must be postmarked by 4/30/2012 and received by 5/07/2012.

Hy-Vee 3 Day sale 3-1 through 3-3

Hy-Vee sale 2-29 through 3-6



This a great way to get a freezer!!!!! Lot of coupons too!


Folgers country roast coffee $6.77 ($0.25/1 02-05 RP= $6.52)
Hy-Vee thin crust pizza 4/ $9.00 $2.25 ($0.50/1 from our class = $1.75)
Artisan romaine lettuce $1.69
Brings Farm Yellow onions $1.69 for 3 lbs
Chile red seedless grapes 1.68 lb.
Dole classic iceberg $0.99
Grimmway Farms baby Carrots $0.98
Red Ripe Strawberries $1.68

Online Ad:
Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2.68 (02-26 PE $1.00/3)
Right Guard or Soft & Dri Antiperspirant and Deodorant $1.00
Fresh Asparagus 1.98lb.
Fresh Red Peppers $0.88
Ocean Eclipse Tilapia, Salmon, Cod or Mahi Mahi Fillet $1.33

Monday, February 27, 2012

Awesome sale on Kelloggs products at Hy-Vee

There is an amazing once a year sale for Kelloggs products coming this week at Hy-Vee, (50% off starting Wednesday 2-29-12 ) So start printing out your coupons for Kelloggs products. If you shop at Iowa Falls Hy-Vee there are 5 $1 coupons on the back of selected varieties of Kelloggs Nutri Grain bars for other products (great deal if you need or like Nutri Grain Bars my three yr old and I love them for a snack.)

Go to Kellogs website http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/coupon.html
to print out lots of good coupons

OR

Here is a post from Penny Pinchin Mom that has all the match ups and places to go to print out your coupons, remember print two per computer!

Happy saving!

Crib Sheet

With so many babies around these days I am so glad I stumbled onto this tutorial from Prudent Baby, (I love her projects and her blog) My Crib sheet was a breeze to make, soon I hope to make some crib sheets out of fleece. Pictured here is a flannel pinstrip sheet, I also made a Toy Story sheet, my little 2 month old should like that one soon!

I loved this project because you can make more than one at a time and still get them done in an afternoon, and with so many fabric chices to chose from it's so fun to customize your nursery! Yay!

Go here for the tutorial

Thanks Prudentbaby


Homemade house cleaners

Floor Wash:
1 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1/2 Capful Liquid Castile Soap
2 Gallons warm water

Mop
2 Gallon bucket
Measuring Cup

Good on Linoleum, vinyl, time and wood

Add vinegar and soap to bucket, then add water. Swish with mop to mix, then wash floors, but don't get then to wet. Let air-dry--no rinsing necessary.

Furniture Polish:

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1/4 tsp. lemon Oil(or fresh lemon juice)

Funnel
Measuring Cup and spoons
Lidded 8oz. squirt bottle
Microfiber cloth(clean soft rags)

Using funnel, pour olive oil, vinegar and lemon oil into bottle, Shake to emulsify. Squirt polish onto microfiber cloth and rub on to wood. Always go with the grain and evenly distribute polish.

HE-friendly Detergent:
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
1 bar lavender Castile soap, grated(about 1 cup)
1/4 cup baking soda
15 Drops lemon Essential oil

Rubber Gloves
Measuring cup
Lidded 24oz Plastic container

Put on gloves. Add washing soda, borax, grated soap, and oil to lidded container. Cover and shake well. use 3 Tbsp. detergent per load, or slightly more for very soiled cloths.

Glass Cleaner:
3 Cups water 2 Tbsp. rubbing alcohol
1/4 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
5 drops lavender essential oil(optional , for scent)
1/2 Tbsp. liquid Castile soap

Funnel
Measuring Cup ans Spoons
32oz Spray Bottle
News paper

good for cleaning windows and mirrors and car windshields

In a well-ventlated area, use funnel to pour water, alcohol, vinegar, into bottle, Shake well. All soap. Shake well. Spray windows; wipe with newspaper.

Wall Spritz:
2 Tbsp. Borax
3 Cups warm water
1/2 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
6 Drops grapefruit essential oil
1 tsp. Liquid Castile soap

Funnel
Measuring Cup and spoons
32oz spray bottle
rubber gloves
sponge

use on painted walls, this spray has germ- killing capabilities and can remove a variety of marks, including crayon!

Using a funnel, add borax, water, vinegar, and oil to bottle. Shake well to emulsify. Add soap. Shake well. put on gloves. Lightly spry on walls, and wipe with a damp sponge as needed. (work from the bottom up so streaks don;t form).

Friday, February 24, 2012

$3/1 Ultimate Flora Probiotic Coupon = Better than FREE at Walgreens (Starting 2/26)


Head on over HERE to print a legitimate PDF coupon valid for $3 off ANY Ultimate Flora High Potency Probiotic product! And this is one coupon you’ll definitely want to print, as it will make for a better than FREE product at Walgreens starting this Sunday, 2/26! Check it out…

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Daily Care Probiotic 30 ct $10 = $10 RR
Use the $3/1 coupon found HERE

Pay $7
Get back a $10 RR
Final cost FREE + a $3 moneymaker!

* Remember, this deal does not start until 2/26.

thanks hip2save

Pasta sauce ideas

This is an amazing editoriol from Food Network, go here to read the article, these are my favorite ideas, this month is a great month to find some great deals on pasta sauce, keep your eyes pealed for the deals

My favorite pasta sauce is bertolli

 Spanish Rice Cook 1 cup rice according to the package directions, substituting 1 cup pasta sauce for 1 cup of the water; stir in capers, Spanish olives and chopped scallions.


 Potato Casserole Mix mashed potatoes, some pasta sauce and grated parmesan cheese in a casserole dish; top with more sauce and cheese and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.


 Zesty Chip Dip Combine equal parts sour cream and pasta sauce in a bowl; stir in grated parmesan cheese, ground pepper and oregano.


 Minestrone Soup Boil 1 jar pasta sauce and 5 cups water. Stir in cooked small pasta, chopped mixed vegetables, canned beans and grated parmesan cheese; cook until vegetables are tender.


 Cream of Tomato Soup Sauté chopped fresh herbs in butter; add 1 jar pasta sauce, 2 cups water, 1/2 cup heavy cream and a pinch of nutmeg; simmer for 5 minutes.


BBQ Brisket Brown 4 pounds brisket in oil with chopped onions, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add 1 jar pasta sauce, a jar of water, 1/4 cup cider vinegar and 1/4 cup brown sugar; cover and simmer 3 hours.

Pizza Potato Make a deep slit in baked potatoes, then stuff with some pasta sauce, chopped pepperoni and shredded mozzarella; bake at 400 degrees until the cheese melts.
Italian Meatloaf Add 1 cup pasta sauce, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese and some chopped rosemary to a basic meatloaf recipe (using 2 pounds ground beef). Bake; top with more sauce and cheese 15 minutes before it's done.
Baked Beans Simmer 1 cup pasta sauce with 1/4 cup honey mustard, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 large can white beans until bubbly.
 Enchilada Sauce Toast some chili powder in a nonstick skillet; add pasta sauce and canned green chiles and heat; drizzle over enchiladas or tacos.
Pizza Sticks Brush refrigerated breadstick dough with pasta sauce; sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and bake. Serve with extra sauce.
Sloppy Joes Brown bulk Italian sausage, chopped onions and bell peppers; stir in pasta sauce and heat; spoon onto rolls.


Ideas for cake cake mixes

I love things that make my life easier, and cake mixes are one of my items that is high on that list! I first fell in love with cake mixes when I found a recipe book that caught my curiosity. 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix a great recipe book that I love and go to over and over.

Yep that started my love affair with a simple box of cake mix. Then I found out that wow, you can cook a cake in the microwave in like 13 minutes, awesome right?

one of my favorite cakes is a pampered chef recipe,

Chocolate Strawberry Velvet Cake

Cake
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil,  divided
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 package (18.25 oz) devil’s food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 jar (12 oz) seedless strawberry jam, divided
Glaze and Garnish
  • 1/3 cup melted vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, divided
  • Additional ice cream (optional)
DIRECTIONS
1. Brush Stoneware Fluted Pan with 1 tbsp of the oil using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush. For cake, combine chocolate morsels and oil in Small Batter Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted and smooth, whisking after 30 seconds. In Stainless (4-qt.) Mixing Bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water, ½ cup of the jam and chocolate mixture; whisk until well blended. Pour batter into pan.
2. Microwave cake on HIGH 9-12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Remove cake from microwave. Wipe rim of pan clean using paper towel, if necessary. Center Simple  Additions Large Round Platter over pan and carefully invert. Without removing pan, let stand 10  minutes. Remove pan.
3. For glaze, combine ice cream and chocolate morsels in Small Micro-Cooker. Microwave on HIGH 20-60 seconds, stirring after each 20-second interval, until melted and smooth.
4. To finish cake, place remaining jam into Prep Bowl and microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted; brush evenly over cake. Holding by stems, dip 16 of the strawberries into glaze; arrange around bottom edge of cake. Drizzle top of cake with remaining glaze. Slice remaining strawberries using Egg Slicer Plus; place into center well of cake. Serve with additional ice cream, if desired.
Cook’s Tips: For best results, bake this cake in a 1000-watt microwave with a built-in turntable. This cake can be baked in a conventional oven, if desired. Bake at 350˚F for 45-50 minutes. Proceed as recipe
directs.
Yield: 16 servings

My notes: you don't need a stone ware pan, use a 13x9 Pyrex pan or a microwave safe pan, I don't do the glaze on the strawberries, although it is yummier that way!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Birthday Brownies Recipe



1 pkg. German Chocolate Cake Mix
3/4 c. melted butter
1/3 c. evaporated milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. M&M's

Mix together cake mix, evaporated milk and melted butter. Add 1 cup chocolate chips. Press the dough into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the M&M's. Place back in oven for an additional 15-20 minutes.

I just found this, and feel it is sort of fitting for all the Boxs of Cake Lisa said she has during the class this week!!!

Recyclebank: Rare Buy 1 Get 1 Free Odwalla Coupon Only 25 Points (First 2,000!)


Head on over HERE to the Recyclebank Facebook page and click on the link on their wall to access a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Odwalla coupon for only 25 points, available to the first 2,000!



What’s Recyclebank?
If you’re new around here, you are probably wondering what the heck RecycleBank is. RecycleBank partners with cities and haulers to reward households for recycling; households earn RecycleBank Points that can be used to shop at over 1,500 local and national businesses. Once you have signed up for an account, you can start earning points immediately by clicking on the “Earn Points” tab and taking quizzes. You can then use your points to purchase high value coupons for groceries and/or discounts at online stores. After signing in, click on the “Get Rewards” tab and you’ll be able to start scrolling through the rewards they have available.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Host a House Party (Get Free Products + More!)

Last month I Hosted a Rice Works Party, and the photo shows the cool stuff I was mailed




If you’re wondering what a House Party is..
Well, a House Party is thousands of parties across the country, hosted by people like us. Each event is sponsored by a leading brand (such as Sargento) and focuses on something cool that the sponsor wants its best fans to experience firsthand and share with their friends. Basically a House party let you share the products you like with all your friends, free of charge! Companies love to promote these type of events because it spreads the word about their products.

What free stuff will you receive?
That all depends on the specific brand your throwing the party for. Each brand has their own unique Party Pack filled with all kinds of free stuff to make your party a success!


If your interested, follow these steps to start applying:
First go on over HERE to sign up to be on the HouseParty.com mailing list. They will email you all the new, free and exclusive House Parties you can host as they become available. Next click over HERE to look at all the upcoming House Party events. When applying you will be asked a series of questions to make sure you’re a good fit for the House Party. That’s it! Now you just wait to see if you’re one of the lucky chosen that gets to host one of these FUN & FREE events!

Currently, you can head on over HERE to apply to host a Johnsonville Italian Inspiration House Party 2012, Weight Watchers Sweet Treats House Party, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations House Party, MAD MEN Premiere House Party, and FreshDirect Gourmet Your Way House Party. Check out all the free goodies you’ll receive if you get selected for one of these parties…



Johnsonville Italian Inspiration House Party 2012:
Apron
Coupons to save on Johnsonville® Italian Sausage
Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe Booklet
Bertolli® Olive Oil
Kraft® Parmesan Cheese coupons or products
Pasta serving spoon
Paper plates
Napkins
And more!

Weight Watchers Sweet Treats House Party:
Coupons for free Weight Watchers® Ice Cream
Coupons for free Weight Watchers® Sweet Baked Goods
Me Moment apron
Me Moment calendars (to mark down times for “me moments”)
Me Moment stickers
Notepads and Sharpies
Reusable grocery totes
Coupons for your guests to save on Weight Watchers® Ice Cream and Weight Watchers® Sweet Baked Goods

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations House Party:
8 Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ starter frosting cans
12 Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ flavor mixes
4 Duncan Hines® Coupons to purchase cakes, cupcakes, brownies
1 Duncan Hines® Apron
15 Coupons for Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ to share with guests

MAD MEN Premiere House Party:
MAD MEN-branded martini shaker
MAD MEN T-shirt
MAD MEN season four finale DVD
MAD MEN music download card
MAD MEN character face masks
MAD MEN door hangers
MAD MEN posters
MAD MEN-branded party supplies
And more!

FreshDirect Gourmet Your Way House Party (only people residing in select areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are able to host this event):
FreshDirect certificate via email*
FreshDirect oven mitt
FreshDirect notepads
FreshDirect reusable shopping bags
FreshDirect aprons
FreshDirect brochures
FreshDirect recipes

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sales Cycles







I thought I would post this calendar of sales cycles, and what is on sale during the calendar year, it's always nice to know when items go on sale when you want  to stock pile.


January

National Oatmeal Month: Quaker
Diet Foods including: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, Yogurt
Super Bowl Sunday: Pepsi, Coke, Chips, Dips, Cheese, Sandwich Items, Crackers, Snacks, Wings
Seasonal Produce: Oranges, Pears, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Cabbage, Spinach
Clearance: Christmas Decorations, Toys, Wrapping Papers,
Winter Health: Cold Medicines and Vitamins


February

National Canned Food Month: Canned Fruit, Pie Fillings, Vegetables, Meats: Tuna, Chicken, Salmon
National Hot Breakfast Month:  Malt O Meal, Oatmeal, Eggo Waffles, Syrup
Valentines:  Chocolate, Hershey’s, KY Lubricant, etc
Chinese New Year: Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Noodles, Canned Water Chestnuts
Seasonal Produce:  Artichoke, Asparagus, Raspberries, Potatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Spinach


March

Frozen Food Month: Ice Cream, Frozen Vegetables (Boxed, Bag, or Steam), Frozen Meals, Foster Farms Chicken, Waffles, Pizza
Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Haas Avocado, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Fennel, Kale, Leek, Lemon, Lime, Mushrooms, Spring Onions, Orange, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Tangerine


April

Easter:  Ham, Eggs, Spices, Baking Supplies: Sugar, Spices, Baking Mixes, Chocolate Chips, Butter, Coconut, Marshmallows, Brownie Mix, Cake Mix
Earth Day: Organic Foods, Energy Saver, Reusable Totes
Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Grapefruit, Haas Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb
Clearance: After Easter sales


May

Memorial Day: BBQ Sauce, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips, Grilling Meats, Hot Dogs, Hamburger Meat, Marinade, Salad Greens
Paper Products: Plates, Utensils, Insect Repellant, Sunscreen
Cinco De Mayo: Salsa, tortillas
Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans, Green, Beets, Blackberries, Carrots, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Peas, New Potatoes, Raspberries, Strawberries


June

National Dairy Month: Eggs, Milk, Ice Cream, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, Whipping Cream, Whipped Cream, Cool Whip
End of June is Fourth or July Sales: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips
Seasonal Produce: Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Honeydew, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Raspberries, Red Onions, Squash, Summer, Strawberries, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Tomatoes, Watermelon


July

National Ice Cream Month
More 4th of July BBQ Sales: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips
End of July: Back to School Sales Begin: Crayons, Pencils, Folders, Binders
Seasonal Produce: Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Beans, Green, Blueberries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Nectarines, Onions, Red, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Sweet/Bell Peppers, Plums, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon


August

Back to School: Pudding cups, Lunch meat, Lunchables, Bread, Cold Cereal, Waffles, Lunchboxes
Disinfectant:  Clorox, Purell
Clearance:  Insect Repellant, Sunscreen, charcoal
Seasonal Produce: Gravenstein Apple, Haas Avocado, Green Beans, Beans, Berries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Melons, Onion, Peaches, Bartlett Pears, Bell Pepper, Plums, Raspberries, Squash, Summer, Tomatillo, Tomato


September

Back to School Sales through Labor Day:  Crayons, Pencils, Folders, Binders
Diabetes: Bayer Glucose Meters, Glucerna Cereal
Seasonal Produce: Apples, Artichokes, Beans, Bell Peppers, Chili Peppers, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Onion, Valencia Orange, Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Pomegranate, Squash, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Winter Squash
Baby Items: Major Baby Equipment, Baby Safety


October

Halloween: Candy, Fresh Pumpkin
Beginning of the Baking Sales: Canned pumpkin, Evaporated Milk, Baking Chips
Daylight Savings Time Ends Promotions: Alarm Clocks, Batteries, Safety Equipment, Smoke Detectors
National Seafood Month
Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month: Pedigree, Purina
Seasonal Produce: Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Lemons, Parsnip, Pears, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Winter, Turnips, Yams


November

Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Tea
Baking Sales in Full Swing: Nuts, Chocolate Chips, Evaporated Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Coconut, Cake Mixes
Canned foods: Soup, Broth, Vegetables, Fruits, Spaghetti Sauce
Thanksgiving Items: Turkey, Canned Pumpkin, Stovetop Stuffing, Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes, Gravy Mixes, Frozen Pies, Cranberry Sauce, Jello, Marshmallows
Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Carrots, Celery, Comice Pears, Cranberries, Kiwi, Lemons, Orange, Potato, Squash, Yams
Clearance: After Halloween Sales


December

Holiday Dinner: Egg Nog, Deli Platters, Instant Potatoes, Gravy Mixes, Frozen Pies, Cranberry Sauce, Jello, Marshmallows. Sour Cream Dips, Crackers, Chips, Soda, Ham
Baking: Flour, Sugar, Butter, Cream, Cake Mix, Brownie Mix, Muffin Mix, Breads, Pie Crust, Marshmallow, Whipped cream
Canned Foods: Soup, Broth, Condensed Milk, Vegetables, Fruits, Spaghetti Sauce
Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Bok Choy, Bosc Pears, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Dates, Grapefruit, Haas Avocados, Kale, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemon, Napa Cabbage, Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Rutabaga, Savoy Cabbage, Spinach, Winter Squash, Yams, Turnips, White Potato
Clearance: After Thanksgiving and After Christmas Sales

Hy-Vee Nowwow

Go here to sign up for Hy-Vee Now Wow's

Now Wow's are text messages sent to your phone with a special or sale item.

Hy-Vee sale 2-22 through 2-29



SAVE $1.00 ON TWO
when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totino’s® Rolls Snacks, SAVE $1.00 ON TWO when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, SAVE $1.00 ON TWO when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars, Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Fiber One®



Mentos gum $1.00 (02-05 S Mentos UP2U Gum Pack $1.00/1)
Hy-Vee Orange Juice $1.48
Hy-Vee Chicken .89 lb.
Hy-Vee Fresh Dole Bananas .39 lb.
Kiwi Fruit 5/ $1.00 $0.20
Mango 3/ $3.00 $1.00
Papayas $1.99

online Ad:
Huggies, GoodNites or Pullups Diapers $9.58
CHunt's Snack Pack Pudding $1.00
Carambola Star Fruit $0.98

Hy-Vee 2 DAY sale 2-23 through 2-24



Hunts Spaghetti Sauce $0.59
Hy-Vee Butter $1.99
Hy-Vee Ice Cream $1.48

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pampers Gifts to Grow: New 10 Point Code

Wow! There’s another new Pampers Gifts to Grow code available! Just enter code FBPRE9BD99DAY12 to score 10 more points, valid through 2/26.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Last Day to Enter: HGTV 2012 Dream Home Giveaway

Last Day to Enter: HGTV 2012 Dream Home Giveaway

Today is the last day to enter the HGTV 2012 Dream Home Giveaway! You must enter by 5pm EST tonight! Maybe one of us will win! If you do, you have to invite me over

HGTV 2012 Dream Home Giveaway

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hy-Vee Deals ~ February 15-21

Bunny-Luv Organic Baby Carrots 1 lb. bag $0.79 (with in-ad coupon ~ Health Market ad)

Hy-Vee Yogurt $0.33

Kraft Shredded Cheese $2.50 (Save $0.50/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese)

Buy One Pound of Di Lusso Meat, Get One Half Pound Artisan Di Lusso Cheese FREE (with in-ad coupon)

Swiss Miss Cocoa $1.00

Hy-Vee Macaroni & Cheese $0.33

Chile Red Seedless Grapes 1.48 lb.

Jumbo Zeal Navel Oranges $0.77 lb.

Hy-Vee Tomato Ketchup 40 oz. $1.00

Colgate Toothpaste 6.4 or 7 oz. $1.00 (Save $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste SS Insert 1/29/12 exp. 2/18)

Online Ad:
Hy-Vee Split Top Bread $1.59

Post Family Size Cereal select varieties (Save $1.00/1 Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends;$1.00 off when you buy any ONE POST Honey Bunches of Oats NEW Fruit Blends)

Planters Peanut Butter $2.77

Dole Cauliflower $2.48

Green Onions 2/ $1.00 $0.50

Stemilt Crisp Bosc Pears 1.49 lb.

Homemade Taco Seasoning (Healthier & Tastier!)

Homemade Taco Seasoning

(The ingredient list below should make enough for about 5 to 6 lbs of meat… maybe more?)

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
3 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper

In a bowl mix everything together and store in an airtight container. That’s it!


Check out the back of a Taco Bell Taco Seasoning packet and you should see the following ingredients…

Wheat Flour, Salt, Dried Garlic, Maltodextrin, Chili Peppers, Spice, Dried Onions, Monosodium Glutamate, Paprika, Sugar, Contains less than 2% of Silicon Dioxide As An Anticaking Agent, Soybean Oil, Malic Acid.

thanks Hip2save

Target: New Store Coupons = FREE UP2U Gum

Target released a few new store coupons this morning! Also, keep in mind that these Target coupons can be stacked with manufacturer’s coupons for additional savings. Head on over HERE to start printin’!


Here are the new coupons…
$1/2 Wolfgang Puck soups
$5/1 Star Wars toy 19.99 or higher
$1/10 Digital Prints 4×6 inch
$1/1 MiO Beverage Enhancer
$1/1 Quaker Crunchtime cereal (excludes single serve)
$0.55/1 Mentos UP2U gum Single pack
$1/1 Mentos UP2U gum Multipack
$1/1 L’Oreal cosmetics item ETS

You can use the Mentos single pack coupon to score FREE gum…

Mentos UP2U Gum single pack $1.29
Use the $0.55/1 Mentos UP2U gum Single pack Target store coupon found HERE
Plus, use the $1/1 coupon found in the 1/1 or 2/5 SS
Final cost – FREE gum!

Also, the Mentos gum Multipack coupon should make for pretty inexpensive gum too…

Mentos UP2U multipack priced around $2.50?
Use the $1/1 Mentos UP2U gum Multipack Target store coupon found HERE
Plus, use the $1/1 coupon found in the 1/1 or 2/5 SS
Final cost around $0.50 for all 3 packs?

Disney Movie Rewards: New 5 Point Code

Currently, you can add 5 more points to your Disney Movie Rewards account! Just head on over HERE and login to your account, then enter the code 328WEDKFAHF to score your points! That’s it!

♥ Valentine’s Day Restaurant Deals Round-Up ♥

Champps
Champps is hosting a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $39.99 that includes one appetizer, two entrees and a dessert. This special offer is available from 2/11/12-2/14/12 and is limited to one per couple; dine in only. For more details and a store near you, click HERE.

Outback Stakhouse
Outback Steakhouse has a Sweetheart Meal for Two February 10th-14th, including two Outback Special Sirloins, a Bloomin’ Onion, a choice of side or salad per person and a slice of Classic Cheesecake to share. Go HERE to make a reservation.

P.F. Chang’s
P.F. Chang’s is having a special Valentine’s Day Chang’s For Two 4 course prix-frixe meal for $39.95 that includes 2 Soups, 1 App to share, 2 Entrees and 2 Mini Desserts. Head over HERE for the full menu and to find a restaurant near you to make a reservation.

Papa John’s
Today and tomorrow at Papa John’s you can send your sweetie a heart-shaped one-topping pizza and a Cinnapie right to their doorstep for only $15 (plus tax + delivery). Check out
HERE for details and to place your order online.

Papa Murphy’s
Head on over to Papa Murphy’s today or tomorrow and take home a Heartbaker pizza for the family to enjoy for only $7 (plus tax)! To find a location near you, click
HERE.

thanks Hip2save

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hy-Vee sale 2-8 through 2-14

Special Ad:
Buy 4 then Save $4.00 on GM Cereal (Ad Coupon)
Hormel Boneless Pork loin $1.99 LB
Dole Broccoli $1.98

Weekly Print Ad:
Hy-Vee Sandwich Bread $1.38
Duncan Hines Cake Mix $0.99
Hy-Vee Apple Juice $1.49
Hy-Vee Pop 2 Liter Bottles $0.59 $0.59
Xtra Laundry Detergent 5/ $10.00 $2.00
Peter Pan Peanut Butter $2.18
Tone's Mini Spices 5/ $4.00 $0.80
Hy-Vee Saltine Crackers $0.99
Keebler, Sunshine and Famous Amos Cookies or Crackers 50% off regular
Lay's Potato Chips $1.88
Hy-Vee Grade 'A' Fresh Large Eggs $1.18
Creamette or Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta Free With Purchase of 2 Ragu and Coupon / Ragu Pasta Sauce 2/$3
$0.50/1 Ragu Pasta Sauce, exp. 2/26/12 (RP 01/29/12)
Final Price: 3/$2 or $0.67 each for two Ragu sauce and one Pasta

Dole Celery $0.77
Fresh Blackberries 2/ $4.00 $2.00
Hy-Vee Russet Potatoes $2.48
Mission Ripe Hass Avocados 10/ $10.00 $1.00

Online Exclusive Ad:
Hy-Vee Cottage Bread $1.48
Hy-Vee Junior Hamburger Buns $1.58
Kashi All Natural Cereal $2.77
Hy-Vee Apple Sauce $1.18
Hy-Vee Grated Parmesan Cheese $2.69
Exotic Kiwi Fruit 4/ $1.00 $0.25
Sweet Red Bell Peppers 3/ $2.00 $0.67

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Iowa Falls Coupon Club

Coupon Sahm I Am's are inviting you to our first coupon club, hosted by Jenn and Lisa Christensen, on February 16th at 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Ellsworth Equestrian Center (located on Highway 65 just south of Iowa Falls at 709 Ellsworth Avenue.)  In the meeting room.

Come and enjoy swapping coupons, saving tips, and other useful ways to save money. Please bring any coupons you would like to swap or just your curiosity on how you can save some money, Please email lisachristensen82@gmail.com  or  to rsvp so we have an idea of who will be coming, We plan on having this club every third Thursday on the month.


Lisa and Jenn from Coupon Sahm I Am

Hy-Vee 2 Day sale

Hy-Vee's 2 Day Sale, If you have some fundraiser coupons for .50/1 lays coupons I would use it, in the P&G insert for February there are coupons for Charmin and Bounty

Happy Savings!

Butterfly toast


Our house if filling up with Girly things fast, If your little girl needs some help eating her breakfast like mine does you might have to find a more creative girly way to serve, So we came up with a simple butterfly toast solution it's simple:spread your pb, or nutella or what ever your spread is, Cut your piece of toast in half diagonal, then turn the two pieces around for the butterfly wings, in the middle you could but a carrot stick for the body or banana, or line up cheerios or what ever, but we don't always get to that... Then let your chef decorate it, we like cereal, blueberries, banana's, and raisins.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pampers Gifts to Grow: New 5 Point Code

Wow! There’s another new Pampers Gifts to GrowPampers Gifts to Grow code available! Just enter code TWITL9E8XAGTG12 to score 5 more points!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Catalina National Offers: January 23, 2011 - May 13, 2012 (Hy-Vee)

Catalina National Offers

Crystal Light (1/9/12 - 2/5/12)

Buy 3 participating products, get $1.50 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 participating products, get $2.50 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more participating products, get $4.00 off your next shopping order.

Kleenex (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 5 participating products; get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 6 participating products; get $1.50 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 7 or more of participating products; get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Kraft Philly Cooking Cream (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order.

Alpo (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 8 - 12 participating products (single cans only-no multi-packs), get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 13 or more participating products (single cans only-no multi-packs) and get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Maxwell House International Coffee (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4+ participating products & get $3.00 off next shopping order.

Scott 1000 (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, and get $2.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more participating products, and get $3.00 off your next shopping order.

Cottonelle (2/12/12 - 3/4/12)

Buy 2 participating products, and get $3.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more participating products, and get $4.00 off your next shopping order.

Nature Valley (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 3 Nature Valley Products, Get $1.00 Off of Your Next Shopping Order ~ or ~
Buy 4 Nature Valley Products, Get $2.00 Off of Your Next Shopping Order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more Nature Valley Products, and Get $3.00 off of your shopping order.

Post Pebbles (2/20/12 - 3/25/12)

Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order

Kleenex (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 5 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 6 participating products, get $1.50 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 7 or more of participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Kraft Philly Cooking Cream (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order.

Alpo (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 8 - 12 participating products (single cans only-no multi-packs), get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 13 or more participating products (single cans only-no multi-packs), get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Maxwell House International Coffee (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4+ participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order.

Scott 1000 (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $2.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order.

Milk Bones (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 or more participating products, get $1.00 off your next shopping order.

Carnation Instant Breakfast (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $1.50 off your next shopping order.

Dole Frozen Fruit (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 or more participating products, get $1.00 off your next shopping order.

Gerber Cereal (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber Pure Water (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber Pure Splashers (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber Yogurt Blends (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber 3rd Foods (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 8 or more participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order.

Ice Mountain 1L (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order.

Poland Spring .5L (cycle 2) (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber Graduates (1/23/12 - 2/19/12)

Buy 5 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 7 participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 10 or more participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

California Pizza Kitchen (2/6/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order.

Cottonelle (2/12/12 - 3/4/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more participating products, get $4.00 off your next shopping order.

Chex Mix (2/17/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 3 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order.

Fiber One (2/17/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 3 participating products, get a $1.00 Coupon Off a NSO ~ or ~
Buy 4 participating products, get a $2.00 Coupon Off a NSO ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more participating products, get a $3.00 Coupon Off a NSO.

Yoplait Trix (2/17/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 2 or more participating Yoplait Trix Yogurt 4-Packs, get a $1.50 Coupon off a future shopping order.

Nature Valley (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 3 Nature Valley Products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 Nature Valley Products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more Nature Valley Products, get $3.00 off of your shopping order.

Post Pebbles (2/20/12 - 3/25/12)

Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber 2nd Foods (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 10 or more participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order.

Poland Spring .5L (cycle 3) (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Gerber 100% Juice (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 3 or more participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order.

Greenworks (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $1.50 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order.

Scott 1000 12 packs (cycle 3) (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $2.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order.

Nescafe (2/20/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order.

Right Guard (2/24/12 - 3/18/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

Skillet Helpers (3/19/12 - 4/15/12)

Buy 3 Skillet Helper® Home-Cooked Skillet Meals, get a $1.00 coupon off your next Beef, Chicken, or Tuna purchase.
Buy 4 Skillet Helper® Home-Cooked Skillet Meals, get a $1.50 coupon off your next Beef, Chicken, or Tuna purchase.
Buy 5 or more Skillet Helper® Home-Cooked Skillet Meals, get a $2.00 coupon off your next Beef, Chicken, or Tuna purchase.

Scott 1000 12 packs (cycle 4) (3/19/12 - 4/15/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $2.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order.

DiGiorno Smalls (3/19/12 - 4/15/12)

Buy 3 or more of participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more of participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 5 or more of participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

Powerbar (3/19/12 - 4/15/12)

Buy 10 - 14 participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 15 - 19 participating products, get $3.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 20 or more of participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

Zyrtec (3/19/12 - 4/15/12)

Buy 1 or more participating products, get $4.00 off next shopping order.

Nestle Confections (4/16/12 - 5/13/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 or more of participating products, get $2.00 off next shopping order.

Reach Toothbrushes (4/16/12 - 5/13/12)

Buy 2 participating products, get $1.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off your next shopping order ~ or ~
Buy 4 or more participating products; and get $3.00 off your next shopping order.



Purchase must be made in one transaction and is subject to participating items. Not available in Corning, Lamoni and Hy-Vee Drugstore locations. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Couponing: a great way to save





Yep Jenn and I are back again to let you know that we will be teaching
our coupon class again! (can you tell we are so excited?) As we are both stay at
home moms we have practical ways to save money, usually you can save a large amount
off your grocery bill by doing small and simple things.

On a side note, we are hoping to start a coupon club, or a coupon swap night,
look for more information to come!

Here is the information on the class, (through Iowa Valley Continuing Education)

Learn tricks and techniques for getting groceries, toiletries and drug store
items for less or even free by using coupons, rebates, and sales. Stretch your
budget and keep your pantry stocked for a fraction of the price. Instructors
will give you tips on local store couponing policies. Each person will get
coupons at the class that will more than cover the cost of the class.
 $20 Iowa Falls


There will be a class offered in Marshalltown in April