Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mancakes For Father's Day

If you are looking for a suggestion for a Father's Day breakfast, Bisquick has an idea for you....

Mancakes with beer and bacon.  You can find the recipe HERE.  Somehow, there is just something so wrong about this, but I can't quite put my finger on it.  LOL. The men in our lives might really enjoy this....or not. 

What do you think.  Will you be giving Mancakes a try?

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Barnes and Noble - Buy one smoothie, Get one free

Print a coupon for a free smoothie at Barnes & Noble when you purchase another smoothie. This coupon expires June 13, 2011.

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Recycling Dollars - Save Here, Spend There

I have really gotten into couponing in the past few months and it has been lots of fun.  It takes a few weeks to build up a coupon stash and then you can really find some good bargains with a little time and homework.  There are a lot of good websites that take a big piece of the homework out of the equation by posting regular updates on where to find the best buys and coupon usage at a lot of the popular stores, ie Target, Walmart, Walgreens and some of the top grocery stores.  One of the best sites that is all-inclusive is couponmom.com

A magazine that is a must have is All You, published monthly and chock full of great coupons for items you purchase regularly.  I have a subscription and usually pick up a couple extra each month.

Not only is the magazine full of coupons (usually around $100 total), it has some great articles and good tips on living the good life.  The best part, it is only $1.88 at WalMart.  This might be a limited time price cut at WalMart, but even if that is the case, you will still get the magazine price back by just using a couple of the coupons. 

There is a show on TLC Network called Extreme Couponing which is entertaining to watch because you might pick up a good tip but hopefully not the obsessive compulsion displayed ....keep it fun people.  On Extreme Couponing, the couponer usually spends $50 or less on a haul totalling upwards of $1000....come on....how is that even possible.  I now save about $40 weekly on my grocery bill and I have a stockpile of extra food items, paper items, personal care items etc.  That is pretty darn good and makes me happy, and I even get to pick up free items every now and then, which is really fun.  The amount of money you can save is dependant upon the time committed in researching, getting away from the one-stop shopping mentality and being smart.   

Do you coupon...do you have any great tips to share? 

You really can save.....and have fun....with just a little time and effort.  It's like treasure hunting.  Give it a try.   

Joining the following blog parties.  Please be sure and drop by for a visit and some great ideas.
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Weekend Bloggy Reading - Serenity Now
Transformation Thursday - Shabby Chic Cottage

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