Having Cents, Your Link to Savings

Having Cents, Your Link to Savings

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Breathe Right Strip Super Deal at Target

Breathe Right has $2.50 coupons from the coupon clippers. You can also print a $2.00 coupon from Target. Combine the two and you can get a package for $6.49. Hubbie snores--need this.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tomato Zuchinni Soup with Italian Sausage

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Tomato Zuchinni Soup with Italian Sausage

Tomato Zuchinni Soup with Italian Sausage 3 medium sized zucchini, split lengthwise, oiled and seasoned with salt and pepper 1 large onion, diced Olive oil for sauté (about 2 Tbsp.) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 can white cannellini or great northern beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup red wine 3 cups chicken or beef broth Salt, pepper, Tony’s to taste 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, sliced Olive oil for sauté (about 1 Tbsp.) 2 - 15 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes 1/4 cup diced roasted red bell pepper (jarred) 2 tsp. dried basil Slash of balsamic vinegar Use some olive oil to coat the zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, then roast in a 425 oven near heat element until slightly brown—about 20 minutes. Heat more olive oil on med low and sauté onion with salt, pepper and Tony’s until tender. Add garlic and sauté a minute more. Add wine and cook 2 minutes. Add broth and ½ can of beans. Cook 2 more minutes. Use stick blender to puree soup. Add tomatoes, red bell pepper, rest of the beans and basil. Simmer on low heat. While simmering, use some olive oil to coat the zucchini. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a skillet until very hot. Sauté mushrooms until brown. Add to soup. In same skillet, brown ½ lb Italian sausage. If you use links, cut them into bite size pieces after browning. Add to soup. Diced cooked zucchini and add to simmering soup. Add more spices if needed. Cook for 30 minutes. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end. Serve with parmesan cheese and black olives as garnish. Beans can be mashed with fork before you add them to broth if you don’t have a stick blender. Or you don’t have to mash them at all. I just like the creamy texture.

Having ₵ents: Beef Marinade

Having ₵ents: Beef Marinade

Beef Marinade

1/4 cup Lea and Perrins Thick Worchestershire Sauce 1/4 cup balsamic or other vinegar 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. tony's seasoning 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. black pepper Mix all ingredients and pour over 2 lbs beef. Marinate at least 4-24 hours in refrigerator.

Lea and Perrins Blowout Coupon

Lea and Perrins thick Worchesetershire sauce is sporting a new coupon on coupons.com.Get $2.00 off one bottle---now that is a super duper bargain.Click title above to get coupon. I use the stuff almost everyday. I will be getting a dozen bottles. Yum. Go to the recipe tab above for a steak marinade recipe.

Too Busy to Shop?

Are you a working mom with little time for shopping? Check out www.alice.com. they deliver household items to your door with free shipping.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Win a trip to San Antoinio

Register to win a trip to San Antonio. Go to: www.visitsanantonio.com

Bargain Bee Deal of the Day

Wow--$50.00 voucher for Mansurs on the Boulevard for only $25.00. go to: http://www.bargainbee.com/?utm_source=uu387

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Baton Rouge Site for Mom's in Business

Check out www.brfavoritefinds.blogspot.com. It is a directory of mom's who own local businesses. Get connected with moms in small business.

Super Deal on Soy Joy

Today at Rite-aid Soy Joys are BOGO plus I had coupons and a single check rebate. I got 15 soy joys and a bottle of nail polish for just $6.00. Now that is a good couponing deal.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Great deal on Advill

50 count Advil on sale at CVS for $3.99. I used a $2.00 coupon and then I got a $1.00 ECB. Wow--total is $1.36 after ECB.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Great Breate Right Coupon

Click the title above to get coupons for $2.50 off the price of Breathe Right Strips. Frequently, the drug stores have them on sale so you can stock up when you have a lot of coupons. If your husband snores like mine does, then having them on hand is imperative!!! www.thecouponclippers.com

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Baton Rouge Savings Site

WBRZ has teamed up with a site called Bargain Bee to bring you local savings. Click title above to sign up and receive emails of available deals.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Louisiana Food Fest Saturday

April 10th, Fresh Pickin's on Coursey is hosting a food fest with over 40 local venders. They are also having a $500.00 grocery drawing. For more info call (225) 291-7473.

Kohls Coupon

15% off on Everything enter code SHOPNOW15 at checkout online *Offer is valid in our stores and online. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts. Offer is nontransferable and must be presented at time of in-store purchase. Promo Code must be entered at Kohls.com to receive discount. Offer good on all sale-, regular- and clearance-priced merchandise. Offer not valid for price adjustments on prior purchases, on gift card purchases, for payment on a Kohl's Charge account or in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts, including the senior citizen discount. Offer also not valid on purchases of Kohl's Cares for Kids® merchandise or other charitable items. Excludes sales tax. 15% Shopping Pass discount good April 9-11, 2010.

WBRZ To Give Away $20,000 Yard Makeover

WBRZ To Give Away $20,000 Yard Makeover

Stumped for a dinner Recipe?

Just like anyone else, I get stumped on what to serve for dinner and believe it or not, I do not like cookbooks. I love being as paperless as I can so if there is recipe I am looking for, I frequently search the web. One popular site is www.cooks.com. I like this one because it shows many versions of the same dish and you can choose the one that you like the best. You can print them out and keep them in plastic sleeves in a binder. I make notations on the sheets of any adjustments I made or likes or dislikes from the family. If they liked it, it goes in the binder. I can then pull out a single page and set it on the counter while cooking and since it is in a plastic sleeve, I can wipe it if it gets dirty---and in my ktichen, that is inevitable. No more cookbook storage.

Easter Coupons

In last Sunday's paper there was a big P and G insert. Check it out for lots of B1G1 coupons or order your coupons from www.thecouponclippers.com .

Really Good Ham

For Easter, I got an Archer Farms Spiral Sliced Ham from Target. They were on sale for $1.59/lb. The ham was meaty and very flavorful. I will definitely buy another. A tip on hams: I always buy one that says "with natuaral juices". This will ensure that you get a ham that has not been pressed or has gelatin added to it. When we eat down to the ham bone I make red or white beans with it. Yum! Very economical.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

News fit for a Maxxinista! TJ Maxx $250.00 Card

News fit for a Maxxinista!

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Raosted Asparagus

Heat Oven to 400. Bend stalks of asparagus until they break. Discard the bottom or woody stem. Place on sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season wit salt and pepper--or any seasoning of your choice. I like dill weed. Bake for 10 minutes.

Hershey's Bliss Promo

My husbands favorite treat is Hershey's Bliss dark chocolate. I buy bags and bags of it and there are always coupons and sales. Right now Hershey's is having a promotion. You could win a personal trainer, home organzier, nanny, house cleaning service or personal chef. Just click the title above to enter.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Roasted Asparagus

Cut off woody stem of asparagus. A good way to determine this is to bend the stalk and when it breaks, that is where the woody stem is. Discard that portion. Place remaining stalks on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and any other seasoning you wish (like dill weed) and bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Delicious.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Vinegars come in all kinds of flavors. One of my favorites is raspberry balsamic.It has a great sweetness and fruitiness. It goes great with green salads that have fresh fruit and blue or feta cheese in them. A basic recipe for a vinaigrette is as follows:

1 part vinegar of your choice to 2 parts oil of your choice. Add in some salt, pepper, a little honey, a some minced garlic to taste and voila, you have your homemade dressing. It is that easy.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Creative Easter Ideas | eHow at Home

Creative Easter Ideas | eHow at Home

Organize It Sale

If you are doing spring cleaning, be sure to check out this site for a 15% off Easter sale on storage containers and such.
got to : www.organizeit.com

Friday, April 2, 2010

Across the River --Great Smoked Meats

In West Baton Rouge Parish on Hwy 1 in Addis ,La. you can find the most delicious high qualtiy meat products at Benoit's. They make and smoke their own sausages, make all sorts of take home soups and gumbos and stuffed chickens and pork roasts.The prices are great and it is only a 20 minute drive from mid city Baton Rouge.Treat yourself to Beniot's. You will never be satisfied with any other sausage.
Benoit's Cajun Meat Block
7251 La Highway 1 S
Addis, LA 70710
225-749-3869

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Savings Experiment: The story behind how to unclutter a closet for $50

Savings Experiment: The story behind how to unclutter a closet for $50
Check out this video for a how to on organizing your closet on a budget.

Bad Feet-Try These

Alegria makes high quality comfort shoes for weary feet. They have cute, updated styles ( not your mom's SAS shoes). Check them out at www.alegriashoeshop.com

Friendly Store Associates

I have noticed lately how helpful and friendly the sales clerks are when I enter stores now. I figure with the economy, stores are trying their best to provide better service. A few days ago I entered JCPenney and there was an associate at the door(upper floor) there to say "hello". They are all competing for your dollar. Use this to your advantage. Save up a little cash before you hit the mall and see how much you can save. I almost always combine a store mailer coupon with a sale for maximum savings.

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