Saturday, February 27

Last minute idea for eating out

Eating out this weekend? There's still a chance to get 80% off your gift certificates! $25 certificates for only $2! Just use the code SAVOR at checkout over here.

I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true! Trust me, these are for real. Make sure that you read the minimum requirement as far as what you spend at the restaurant, some are as low as $35 and some are up around $50. And, the certificates do not include gratuity. Still, a great deal! Restaurants pay for this service to get new customers! Try it out!

*The certificates do not expire for a whole year! Buy now and get a great deal!

Recipe of the week: Chicken pot pie

Mmmmm..... this recipe is a family favorite for dinner and is a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey.

First, turn your oven to 450 degrees. Then, start with your pie crust. Mix 1 1/4 cups flour with 1/4 t. salt. Then mix in with a fork 1/3 c. shortening. (I know... not healthy! I should probably look for a pie crust recipe with a healthy oil instead.) Mix flour mixture and shortening together until it looks like fine crumbs. Sprinkle 1 T. of cold water on the mixture and mix one section of the dough with the water. Repeat until 4-5 T. water are used and the dough clings together.

Roll out dough until it's very thin on a floured surface.

Let the pie crust wait while you mix together the pie filling.

I started with the veggies this time. I usually use frozen vegetables, but I used some leftover fresh vegetables from the get together I told you about last week. I chopped those up in my 'Kitchen Plus 2000'- a hand chopper and more. (I'm giving one of these away next week- watch for that!)

Repeat. This was so tasty, I used cauliflower, celery, and carrots. Boil them together until crisp tender.

Next step: the sauce! This is when I pull out my 'Big 4' collection. These are not pretty, but I use them all the time and they are so handy! Dehydrated chopped onion, dry milk, chicken bouillon, and flour.
Melt 3 T. margarine in a saucepan and sautee the dried onions in the butter- just for about 15 seconds, though- the onions burn easily because they are still dry. Add 1/3 c. flour to the margarine mixture and stir together. I always use a wisk since I'll need it for the next step.

Add to the flour mixture 2 1/2 c. water, 1/4 c. dry milk, 2 T. chicken bullion. Wisk these together to get out the lumps and continue 'wisking' until mixture is bubbly. Boil together for 1 minute.

Add the vegetables and 2 1/2- 3 c. chopped chicken or turkey to the sauce and mix together.

Pour the whole mixture into a baking dish and cover with the pie crust. Poke a few holes in the crust.

I usually put the dish on a baking sheet in case it boils over. Bake for 15 minutes in your 450 degree oven, or until golden brown. This will be VERY hot! Allow time to cool off before serving. There you go, another fabulous and delicious and very frugal dinner recipe!

Do you make chicken pot pie? If so, tell me how! Leave a comment or send a message to me at

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Friday, February 26

Goldfish coupon!

Grab this coupon while you can! just released a .75/1 coupon for Goldfish crackers. Print 2 and wait for a great sale.

Smith's had these on sale for 88 cents a couple of weeks ago, making them only 13 cents with the coupon!

Thanks, One Cheap Chick!

JCPenney newsletter

Sign up here for the JCPenney newsletter and get exclusive savings and coupons. They are known to send out a regular $10 off $10 purchase! Love it!

Thursday, February 25

Cuties coupons!

I registered to get Cuties coupons about a month ago, and finally got an e-mail with the attached coupons! The link works for you, too! Try it here. It will print 2 coupons: a .55/1 Cuties 3 lb. bag AND a $1/1 Cuties 5 lb. box. I printed 2 sets, see if you can, too!

*Remember that Target has the Cuties 5 lb. boxes on sale this week for $4.99! Use your $1/1 coupon to get them for $3.99! These are the perfect fruit for snacks or school lunches.

FREE o.b. sample

Get a FREE trial pack sample of o.b. tampons here!

More FREE Saturday activities for your kids

There are a couple more FREE events for your kids this weekend:

At Michael's stores this Saturday is FREE Science Fair fun! They will be showing projects available from Science Explorer and then your kids can make a FREE Molecule project using Crayola Model Magic. Hours for this event are 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Go here for more information.

Also, Lowe's stores are offering a FREE make and take project this Saturday from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. These cool little "Lowebot" cars. To sign up for this Build and Grow workshop, go here.

Thanks One Cheap Chick!

Brita filter and pitcher for $3 at Lowes!

Head over here and make a pledge on the Brita site (just click on the 'pledge' tab) and then print a $5/1 coupon for a Brita pitcher! The 5 cup size pitcher is priced at $8 at Lowe's, so your final price for this handy filter and pitcher is only $3!

This is a GREAT way to save money if you always buy bottled water. The filter is good for about 3 months. I had my husband make a pledge with his e-mail and print another coupon, so we could buy two. We did this on separate computers, however, so I'm not sure if you will be able to print 2 coupons from the same computer.

Thanks for reminding me about this deal, KC Penny Pinchin' Mama!

Wednesday, February 24

FREE Juicy Juice sippy cup!

Register here to become a member of Juicy and they'll send you a FREE sippy cup!

FREE Nabisco cookies!

Become a fan of Nabisco Cookies on Facebook, then go back on March 1 to find out how to get a coupon for FREE cookies when you buy a package of cookies and milk!

Tuesday, February 23

Pictureka Flipper game $1.98 at Toys R Us!

This is the REAL deal this time, the Pictureka Flipper game is on sale this week at Toys R Us for $6.98 this week. Use your $5 off coupons to get this game for only $1.98!

If your Toys R Us is sold out, use the ad and price match this item at Target or Wal-mart!

Thanks, Couponing to Disney!

Land 'O Frost $2 coupon reset!

It's BACK! Print your $2 off Land 'O Frost lunch meat here.
Fill out a small registration to print the coupon. You do not need to fill out the Twitter information to get the coupon.
In case you missed it last time (like me!) print it now before it's gone!

Dairy Queen Buy One Get One FREE coupon

Join the DQ Blizzard Fan Club and you will get some FREE offers! Go here to sign up and Dairy Queen will send a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Blizzard coupon via e-mail.

Be sure that you are ready head out to get yours within a few days after you print the coupon as you can only print it once and it expires within a few days.

Thanks KC Penny Pinchin' Mama!

FREE toddler kit from Beech Nut

Sign up here
for the FREE Beech Nut newsletter and get a FREE toddler kit! (This is a different kit than the baby welcome kit I posted about earlier.) The kit contains high value coupons which will possibly get some FREE food for your toddler!

Crest toothpaste deal at Walgreen's!

Buy Crest toothpaste 6.4 oz. at Walgreen's for $2.79 each
Use $1.50 Walgreen's coupon (Found in the coupon booklet at front of Walgreen's)
This coupon will automatically take $1.50 off each toothpaste you buy, you don't need to use multiple Walgreen's coupons
Also use $1/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz. or larger P&G 2/21

Final price: 29 cents each!

The best Target deals this week

There are some HOT deals at Target this week!

Gillette Men’s Shower gel $1.99 (8.4 oz size)
Use $4/2 PG 2/21
Final price: 2 for FREE!

1 Scotch Fur Fighter on sale for $3.99
Use the
$4/1 coupon (pdf coupon)
Final price: FREE!

Thanks, The Thrifty Couple!

Kraft Cheese Shreds or blocks 8 oz. $2.00

Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 1/24 SS
(Or the $1/2 printable coupon previously available)
Stack with
$1/1 Target coupon here
(The new Target coupons have a print limit of one- you'll have to access 2 computers to print two)
Final price: .50 each!

Even if you only use the
$1/1 Target coupon, $1 each is still a great deal on cheese!

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!

Buy 2 Halls 30 ct. Cough Drops $1.19 each
Use 1 BOGO Free from SS 2/21
AND use 1 $0.50/1 from SS 2/21
$0.50/1 – Halls Cough Drops – (
Final Price: $0.69 for two, or $0.35 each!

Method laundry detergent 25 load $7.99
$4/1 (IE) or $4/1 (FF)
Final price: $3.99

Thanks, The Krazy Coupon Lady!

Cuties clementine oranges, 5 lb box $4.99
Use $1/1 SS 2/7
Final price: $3.99

Monday, February 22

FREE and fun for the whole family this week!

This Wednesday is the last FREE Hogle Zoo day of the winter season! Absolutely FREE for everyone (regular admission prices are $7 and $9!), gates open at 9 a.m. Click here for more information about the Hogle Zoo.

Also FREE this Saturday, Feb. 27 is a Seuss Storytelling Show at all Target stores. This event is taking place at 9-11 a.m. FREE snacks, games, and giveaways! Should be lots of fun!

This Saturday, Feb. 27th is another of the 'FREE Science Saturdays' at Weber State University. I took my kids last time and they loved it! Click
here for a schedule of the planetariums shows and here for more information about Science Saturday. Hours for this event is 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

These are my kids at last month's FREE Science Saturday. Can I just say, "EW!" They loved it, though- this was a baby python and the full size python. The baby will grow to be the same size as the large python! Just one of the fun things to see at Science Saturday!