Recipes for Great Living (on a Budget)

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FREE Recipe books from Smucker’s February 28, 2010

Filed under: Freebies — Detra @ 7:54 pm


Here are some FREE recipe book offers available from Smucker’s.  Need to mail in a postcard for each one. 

Free Offer
Classic Cookie Recipe Booklet

Receive a free Smucker’s Classic Cookie Recipe Collection booklet where you’ll find scrumptious cookie recipes featuring our jams, jellies and preserves. Our booklet includes over a dozen fruit-filled recipe ideas, each with a full-color photograph.

To receive your free booklet, just send a postcard to:

The J.M. Smucker Company
Attention: Classic Cookie Recipe Collection
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 280
Orrville, Ohio 44667
Free Offer
Natural Peanut Butter Recipe BookletReceive a free Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Recipes Booklet where you’ll find scrumptious recipes for Decadent Peanut Butter Pie, Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Peanut Butter Frosty and more… each with a full-color photograph!

To receive your free booklet, just send a postcard to:

The J.M. Smucker Company
Attention: Peanut Butter Recipe Collection
Consumer Relations Department
P.O. Box 280
Orrville, Ohio 44667

FREE Sample of PowerBar Energy Gel Blasts

Filed under: Freebies — Detra @ 4:24 pm

Register for a FREE sample of PowerBar Gel Blasts through 3/31/10.

(Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)


Stock up!

Filed under: General — Detra @ 4:09 pm

One golden rule of couponing and bargain shopping is to stock up when you find an outstanding price.  That is one reason why I say ask around for extra coupons – if you find a good deal, you will want to get more than one, therefore you’ll need more than one coupon.  One thing we did not have to worry about during the 6 months my husband was without a job was going hungry or being without our necessity items.  That is because when I found a great price, I got lots (thanks to all of those that gave me their coupons!). 

I have a good idea in my head of what is a good “stock up” price for things.  For many items, it is when I can get them for $1 or less.  For the diapers, it is a per diaper price – I would like to keep the price around $0.10 a diaper.  The dishwasher tablets I was able to get for $0.55-$0.73 a box thanks to $2.50 coupons matched with sale prices and clearance prices.  Canned goods are easy to stock up on.  You can often find coupons for $1 off 3 or 4 cans – wait for a great sale and then stock up on the kinds you use.  Same with broth, soups, cereal, etc.  I find cereal on sale or clearance at Target all the time – I will usually have a coupon to pair with it so my stock up price for cereal is generally $1 a box or less (we have about 15 boxers right now so I am not allowed to buy any more for a while!).  Frozen veggies go on sale often just like canned veggies and coupons are available all the time for them.  If I can get them for around $0.50, I stock up.   Toilet paper is an item you generally have to really watch sale prices and be ready to take a competitor ad with you so you can match the best price – coupons are readily available for TP!  I found my stock pile on clearance at Target and I had a coupon to match with it.  Now for the bathroom supplies, well, most of it I was able to make a profit on.  Olay rebates (purchased items on sale with coupons) have been awesome for stocking up my bathroom cabinet.  Then I watch sale ads for deals where I can get gift cards or register rewards for purchasing a certain amount – if you pair those deals with coupons, generally you can actually make a profit.  Also some of my items were clearance items that when paired with coupons were free or almost free.  Hope these tips help you learn the art of stocking up. 

Have I mentioned that I love bargain shopping!  I could live at Target – I just love shopping their clearance!


Target Weekly Deals

Filed under: Deals — Detra @ 1:34 pm


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Click HERE to see the Target weekly deals over at Stretching a Buck


Redbox Code

Filed under: 1 — Detra @ 1:24 pm

 redbox Rebox Free Movie Rental Code

For a limited time only, enjoy a FREE one-night rental when you use promo code RBXLUV4U at your local Redbox. Hurry — this offer expires at 11:59 PM Central on Monday, March 1, 2010.

Please post a comment if you use Redbox so I will know if I should continue to post these codes.  I don’t use them but I see the codes posted all the time. 

(Thanks, Mojo Savings!)


FREE cookies Starting March 1st February 27, 2010

Filed under: Coupons,Freebies — Detra @ 10:13 pm

Become a Fan of Nabisco Cookies on Facebook – then check their Facebook site on March 1st to get a coupon for a free package of cookies with a milk purchase.  A new coupon is supposed to be available every Monday during the month of March.

(Thanks, Moms Need to Know!)


Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Marble Slab Creamery

Filed under: Coupons,Freebies — Detra @ 10:07 pm

marble slab creamery

Sign up for Marble Slab Creamery’s official fan club and you will receive a Buy One Get One free coupon by e-mail.

(Thanks, Frugal Fun and Fortune!)