Saturday, April 17

Recipe of the week: Mint Brownies

Mmmmm... these are soooo good! I can brag on these, because they are not my recipe. A big thank you goes out to my friend Crystal for this brownie recipe! These are my flagship, premium, signature, best-ever dessert that I make when I want to impress friends and family. Maybe it's because of all that butter? Hmmm.... butter, of course, makes them taste the best, but you could use a substitute as well! My family regularly requests these for get togethers. I hope your family loves them too!

These are made in three parts (for the three layers) and refrigerated after each part is made.

Layer 1: Brownies

Boil together in a heavy saucepan:
2 cubes butter (1/2 lb.)
1 cup water
4 Tbs. Cocoa

Meanwhile mix together the dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking soda

When chocolate mixture has come to a boil, take from heat and immediately add to the dry ingredients.

Then add:
½ c. sour cream
2 eggs

Mix well. Batter will be quite thin. Pour into greased and floured 10” x 15” cookie sheet with sides. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375ºF. Let cool completely. (I put them in the fridge to speed the process up a bit.)

Layer 2: Mint Icing

3 c. powdered sugar
¾ c. butter, softened
1 t. Mint extract
1 ½ - 2 T. Milk
Green food coloring

Cream ingredients together and spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate.

Layer 3: Glaze
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cube butter (1/2 c.)

Melt chocolate chips and butter together. When cool but still spreadable, spread over mint layer.

Store covered in the refrigerator. These also freeze well. I hope you'll be able to taste why these are the best! Mmmmm, enjoy!

Want more recipes? Check out the Dixie Coupon Chicks 'Sweet Tooth Saturday' posts here and here. Also, Tight Wad in Utah specializes in showing recipes that match up with current sales items! She has a lot of fun recipes. Also, How I Cook- oh my goodness! All her unique dishes look so yummy! I also love her creative idea for making Dannon yogurt pops!


WINNER of today's giveaway is.... Marva Jean! Congratulations, you won the Popper toy and Richard Paul Evans' book 'Grace'! I just need your address, and these will go in the mail for you. Send it to me via e-mail at

Way to go! And, thank you to everyone that entered this fun giveaway!

Wal-mart $50 gift card offer!

Wal-mart is offering a $50 gift card with any grill or patio set purchase of $98! I called a local Wal-mart and they confirmed this gift card deal. They also said the grill prices start at $150 and the patio sets start at $248. I would keep an eye out for participating items at even lower prices. If you've been waiting to grab a new grill or patio set for this year, this looks like an awesome deal!

Thanks, Dixie Coupon Chicks!

FREE John Frieda sample

Get a FREE sample of a John Frieda Root Awakening Product here. This is a new sample courtesy of Wal-mart, and will take 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Thanks, Fistful of Coupons!

.75/1 Ronzoni coupon- new link!

Print a .75/1 Ronzoni coupon here. These pasta boxes often go on sale for $1.00 each, so you can grab some super cheap pasta with these coupons! This link would not allow me to hit the back button to print again, I just clicked the link again to print 2!

Thanks, Krista!


FUN! FUN! FUN! Things to do with your kids! And at a super deal, no less!

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! Snap up this Surf 'N Swim
$20 gift certificate for only $10! Then, apply the 15% Spring Cleaning discount going on at City Deals and this gift certificate is only $8.50! That's an unbelievable deal! Just be sure to type the promo code 'SPRINGCLEANING' when you check out to get the 15% off! You may buy one of these gift certificates per household.

Then, if one is not going to be enough for your family this summer, City Deals has $20 Surf 'N Swim passes- as many as you like for only $11! I'm seriously amazed at these deals! You might as well grab a bunch of these while the 'Spring Cleaning' promo is on! That means your $11 deal goes down to $9.35! Just one of these passes will more than pay for admission prices for my whole family, I'm going to get a bunch of these while they're *HOT!

This is a super fun swimming pool in Layton, two of my kids had their birthday parties there last year. The $20 gift certificate is good for admission prices, tube rentals, and punch passes! There's no telling when this deal will run out, I'd grab them early while you still can. Admission prices are normally only $3, with this 65% off deal, that's only $1.41 each for admission!

Also.... grab this fun discount for Clark Planetarium movies! Grab
$8 movie tickets for only $5! Apply the 15% discount and each ticket price goes down to $4.25! Talk about cheap! Again, just type the promo code 'SPRINGCLEANING' when you check out. There is no limit on this deal, so you can get a discount ticket for everyone in the family. Head over to to get your tickets.

Another fun summer pass that recently became available on City Deals is for Cowabunga Summer Season passes! The whole summer Season Passes are only $69.99 at City Deals! PLUS, take into account 15% Spring Cleaning discount,(type the promo code 'SPRINGCLEANING' when you check out) and you can grab these passes for the whole family for only $59.51 each! The swim season at Cowabunga Bay begins May 15- that's less than a month away! This is the best deal that you could possibly grab for a whole season pass. City Deals is the lowest price around, if you buy pre-season passes online through Cowabunga Bay, they are still priced at $79.99! Grab some now, I don't think these will last long!

CityDeals - Discounts Savings and Gift Cards

Friday, April 16

SUPER FRUGAL FRIDAY Video- in the garden!

Today's SUPER FRUGAL FRIDAY video is all about gardening! I have a friend that always gets an early start on her garden. We visited her home to see what she was planting today. I love having a garden and you are paid back by your time and effort with tons of FREE groceries from your own yard!

So, just to review, you can plant peas, broccoli, and cabbage right now in the crazy Utah spring weather! You can also put your tomato and pepper plants outside with protection like walls of water.

Kirsten also plants fruit trees in her back yard. She likes to think that fruit trees take as much water and attention as a maple tree, but the fruit tree pays you back with shade AND food! She got 40 qts. of peaches from 1 peach tree alone! She also has strawberry plants, blackberry bushes and tomatillo plants that thrive in the Utah weather.

Do you have a garden? I'd love to hear about it! Send some pictures to or post them on the Savvy Sister Shops Facebook page. I had a very small square foot garden last year with some tomato plants in it. You should have seen all the tomatoes we grew with just a few plants! I'm excited to see your harvest pictures this summer and fall!

Thanks, Kirsten!


Facebook fans for Savvy Sister Shops! Our numbers are growing, thank you! Be sure to enter the giveaway for a FREE fun toy and FREE Richard Paul Evans' book! All you have to do is leave a comment for an entry.

On a side note, my Dad was at an event yesterday with Richard Paul Evans and he was AMAZING! He's a really great man with amazing messages to share. Did you know that Richard Paul Evans has Tourrette Syndrome? I didn't even know what that was, I had to Google it. He has overcome many difficulties and is now an awesome best selling author!

*Hot pizza deals at Papa Murphy's!

There are some *HOT deals going on at Papa Murphy's right now! For only $10 you can get ANY pizza, ANY size! That means... Family Size pizzas for only $10! That's an awesome deal! Some of my favorite Family size pizzas are the Gourmet Vegetarian, or the Garlic Chicken, or the Chicago Stuffed Pizzas! I can tell I'm going to have a hard time deciding what to have for dinner tonight.

This $10 for any pizza, any size offer is good TODAY & Tomorrow, Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17!

Papa Murphy's also has an eClub!
Go here, click on 'eClub' and enjoy these great offers:

•Exclusive deals sent right to your e-mail inbox
•Coupons for your favorite pizzas, appetizers, salads and desserts
•Be the first to know about the new products at Papa Murphy's
FREE cookie dough on your birthday

While you're there, type in your zip code in the box on the right to get even more Papa Murphy's coupons!

My birthday is this month, so I'm really excited about the FREE cookie dough! So easy and fun for my kids! Thanks, Papa Murphy's!

Online Coupon Codes- fast and easy!

Before you shop online, get a coupon! is an amazing resource for finding an online coupon codes.
has over 50,000 coupon codes (WOW!) for over 15,000 online stores making them one of the largest databases of online coupons on the net. Before you shop, just search for a coupon by category, or search for a coupon by store name. They make it really simple, just type what you are looking for the 'Search for a coupon now' box at the top of's homepage.

You can get the coupon codes for just about any store you can think of:
Target Coupons , Best Buy Coupons, Office Depot Coupons, and so many more. invited me to peruse their vast supply of coupons this last week. I typed 'Gap' in the search box and the top coupon code is for $10 off any order for Old Navy card holders! This is a great place to check for deals before buy anything online. Let us know when you find a *HOT coupon on!

What a Woman Wants- go for FREE!

Go to What a Woman Wants Show for FREE! Print a coupon here, share this deal with your friends and you can all go for FREE! Normal admission is $5.00! (The coupon took awhile to load.... so be patient!) The coupon is good for BOTH days, Friday, April 16 & Saturday, April 17.

Better yet, there are amazing deals to grab while you're at the show and you can enter some fabulous drawings!


Thanks, Freebies 2 Deals!

High value Pure & Natural coupon!

This is a *HOT coupon!

$2/1 Pure & Natural Products

Print 2 and take to either Target (some of these soaps are on clearance and you may be able to snatch one up for FREE!), or to Rite Aid- there was a $3/1 Rite Aid video values coupon available to print in March. If you still have your video values coupon, this will be another FREE item!

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

Children's Gateway Museum coupon

Go here to print a coupon for $5 admission to the Children's Gateway Museum! One coupon is good for 4 people and it's also valid until April 30!

Thanks, Bargain Divas!

FREE Friday Bagels!

Become a fan of Einstein Bros. on Facebook and print a coupon good for a FREE bagel every Friday until May 21! Just show up before 11 a.m. with your coupon to get your FREE bagel, no purchase necessary!

Thanks, Adventures in Savings!

Old Navy Coupons

Reminder: Friday is the day the Old Navy coupons reset! Go here to print yours!

FREE Stayfree sample

Request a FREE sample of Stayfree pads here. Be sure to open your sample when you receive it, there are usually coupons inside!

For a reminder of all the FREE offers posted recently,
check here.

Thanks, Adventures in Savings!

Quaker coupons

Oops! The $3/5 coupon inside AFS ads if for AFS stores only! The coupon states that in teeny-tiny print on the coupon itself. Smith's is no longer accepting this coupon, although, I'm sure that many of them were taken on the first day of the cereal sale. Stick with getting the Quaker oatmeal for FREE. As a reminder, these are the locations to get those coupons:

$1/1 Quaker Oatmeal (Print 2)

$1/1 Quaker Naturals Oatmeal (Create your day to print the coupon.)

$1/1 Quaker Oatmeal (CVS site)

$1/1 Quaker Oatmeal (This is an older link, but it still may work for you!)

$1/1 Quaker Naturals Oatmeal (Print 2)

$1/1 Quaker Naturals Oatmeal (Print 2)

Hopefully you'll get at least 5 prints from these links! Then you can score your 5 boxes of Instant Oatmeal for FREE!

Thursday, April 15

Did your $3/1 Huggies coupon reset?

Great news! If your Huggies coupons did not reset on April 1, they should have reset now! Check over here at I've had a lot of people reporting that they can now print 2 more $3/1 Huggies coupons!

Thanks, Kendra!

Another 15% off City Deals gift certificates!

WOW! City Deals is amazing! They are now running a 'Spring Cleaning' promotional which allows another 15% off all gift certificates! That's amazing- that means all $25 gift certificates are now only $10.62! I would suggest grabbing any that you had your eye on-I can't imagine that this deal could get any better! Think of all the great dining you can do for cheap!

Make sure to use the promo code 'SPRINGCLEANING' at checkout to
get your extra 15% off! This applies to the Rod Works gift certificates I told you about here. $25 worth of Rod Works items for $10.62!? Amazing, really! I'm thinking I'll buy a certificate and then use it to Mother's Day shop, I can get a bunch of gifts for my kids' 6 grandmothers. I hope you enjoy this awesome deal!

$1/1 Dibs!

Print 2 $1/1 Dibs 140 Bite Value Pack coupons here! These are on sale for $3.99 at Family Fresh Foods this week, so you can grab these for $1.99 each! That's an amazing deal on this large size!

Other new coupon available on

$1/1 Danonino yogurt
(Grab a 4 pk. for cheap at Wal-mart or Target!)

.50/1 Newman's Own Products

Get a FREE Redbox rental in May!

Rent 3 movies from Redbox from April 14-30, get a FREE code via e-mail for a FREE rental in May! View the complete offer here.

The e-mail I received said this: "After you rent your third movie (in April), we'll email you a promo code on May 7th valid for the entire month of May. Pick any movie you want, it's our treat!"

Make sure you are signed up for the Redbox e-mails to get this offer. You can sign up for an account here. You will probably need to use the same credit or debit card each time you rent in April, also.

Thanks, Shelley!

$1/1 Muir Glen products coupon

Print 2 $1/1 Muir Glen Tomato Products coupons here! I use this coupon at Macey's, where the tomato sauce is $1.09. Yes, that's pricey for tomato sauce, this is an organic tomato sauce! With this coupon it's only 9 cents!

Thanks, Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!

$25 Rod Works gift certificates for $12.50!

I know that the $50 Rod Works gift certificates for $30 went fast last time! If you missed it, here's another chance to get a super *HOT deal on Rod Works items!

City Deals has
$25 Rod Works gift certificates for only $12.50! Sweet! I mentioned how these would be a perfect gift for Mother's Day, you could even send this on to your sweetheart and tell him this is what YOU want for Mother's Day!

There is a limit of 1 per household for this amazing price. But, there are four Rod Works locations in Lehi, Layton, Springville and Draper. It looks like you can buy 1 of these gift certificates for each store! So, if you have relatives or friends in these areas, you can buy this certificate for them or tell them about this great deal!

I'd grab one today, they go so fast! For more information about the Rod Works stores, and to see the beautiful items they sell, go

Giveaway! Popper toy and Richard Paul Evans' book!

This is a just for fun giveaway courtesy of Savvy Sister Shops! I know how much you like FREE things, that's why you're reading this right now! I have a popper toy that your kids are going to LOVE-it's a super cool little toy! You turn it inside out, drop it, and it bounces about 7 feet into the air! My daughter demonstrates how the popper works in this 7 second video.

Cool, right? My Dad brought one for the kids last night, and an extra one for me to give away to you! And... while the kids are enjoying their funny new toy, you can enjoy reading Richard Paul Evans book, 'Grace.' This is another in a series of beautiful books from Richard Paul Evans.

Here is what Mr. Evans says about 'Grace':
"Grace is the story of a young runaway girl and the boy who hides her from a frightening world too large and unfathomable for him to comprehend. It is also about two brothers and the love that binds them together through difficult times. In some ways this is the most autobiographical of all my novels. When I was eight-years-old my father lost his job and we moved from our beautiful home in California to a rundown, rat-infested home in a poor neighborhood, like the one I describe in the story. Most of all, Grace is a story of a young couple learning to love. I hope you enjoy..."

So, to WIN BOTH the popper toy for your kids, and the book for yourself, there are three ways to enter this giveaway contest! Be sure to leave a comment for each entry.

1. Become a Fan of Savvy Sister Shops on Facebook, or if you already are, just leave a comment telling me that you are already a fan.

2. Invite at least 10 other Facebook friends to become fans of Savvy Sister Shops! Go here to the Savvy Sister Shops Facebook page and click on 'Suggest to Friends.' From there just click on at least 10 friends pictures and invite them to become a fan of Savvy Sister Shops. You could obviously invite a lot more if you like, and it's super easy, just click away! Ten is sufficient for this entry, though. They only have to be invited, they don't need to become a fan for your entry to work! Leave a comment when you have completed this.

3. Last, tell your friends about Savvy Sister Shops be sending them a message. You can e-mail, post it on Facebook, send a message through Facebook, or Twitter about Savvy Sister Shops. Tell them about all the great deals, freebies and the money you are saving because of Savvy Sister Shops! You'll have to complete this entry on the honor system here! Please leave a comment for this entry.

Good luck! I'm so excited to see who the winner will be- I'll announce the winner at noon on Saturday!

LOTS of Tax Day Freebies!

There are a lot more Tax Day FREEbies to be had today! Check out this list by the Bargain Divas! There's lots of yummy food for FREE or cheap! Enjoy!

Thanks, Bargain Divas!

FREE Brownie from Aspen Works!

*Update: It looks like this site is no longer working. We may have overloaded the system thinking of FREE chocolate! I'll keep an eye on it and tell you when it's back up.

Sign up here to receive a FREE brownie sample! Aspen Brownie Works is sending their chocolate brownie samples, WOW! I love FREE stuff, but when it's FREE chocolate, it seems even twice as nice! Yum!

Thanks, Fistful of Coupons!

FREE reusable bag!

Submit a design for a reusable bag at Smith's and get a FREE bag! I've seen this contest around the blogosphere, but didn't realize that you get a FREE bag just for entering! Go here to get started. You will also be entered to win a $1,000 Smith's gift card if your bag design wins.... creative people, here's your chance! If nothing else, you get a FREE bag! This is so fun!

Thanks, Mary!

Another $1/1 Quaker coupon!

Print another $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal coupon here! This is at the CVS site, click on 'In-store coupons' in the upper right hand corner of the page. Then, click on 'Foods' on the left side to find the coupon fast! Use this coupon at Smith's for some more FREE Quaker cereal! Love it!

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!

Beech Nut Cereal Coupon

Print a .75/1 Beech Nut baby cereal coupon here! I love it when there are coupons for the essentials. This coupon is a Smartsource coupon that will directly print when you hit the link, so be sure your printer is ready!

$2/1 Renu coupon!

Grab a $2/1 Renu Sensitive multi-purpose solution coupon here. Hit your back button and print it twice! I like to look for this product in the travel size section of Target. It often will get FREE or cheap contact solution.

Notice that you have to think a little 'backwards' when shopping with coupons? In the old days, I would buy the economy size products, because buying more meant I was paying less, right? Now that I use coupons, I look for the smallest product available. The smallest products are the best value with coupons, you are really getting more for a lot less! I'll do some more math on this concept soon!

**Update! This coupon is for 12 oz. size or larger, so it will not work on the travel size. The coupon that you print on will get you cheap travel size Renu! Click on 'Personal Care' to find it fast!

FREE sample for Sam's Club Members

Sam's Club Members: Grab a FREE sample of Lever 2000 soap here. In my opinion, you can never have enough soap!

Thanks Adventures in Savings!

Ban deoderant coupon

Sign up to get Ban deoderant updates and special offers here. They just sent me an e-mail to print a .75/1 Ban deoderant coupon! Use this coupon at Walgreen's this week, they are on sale for only 99 cents with an in-ad coupon. With this coupon, your next Ban deoderant is only 24 cents!

Wednesday, April 14

FREE A&W Root Beer Float

Sign up for the A&W Mug Club and you'll get a coupon via e-mail for an absolutely FREE A&W Root Beer float or freeze with any purchase! Mmmm.... that looks so yummy right now! Enjoy!

Thanks, Discount Queens!

FREE coupons in the mail!

Kellogg's sent me these 3 coupons for FREE Keebler products for just sending them an e-mail! Each coupon is for FREE Keebler crackers, cookies, or cones- up to $4.49 in value.

This is another method of collecting high value coupons and a lot more FREE items. Manufacturers appreciate hearing from the public! They value your opinion (good or bad) and will often reward you with coupons for FREE items when you contact them.

I first heard about this method of collecting coupons from Amy over at Savvy Shopper She has several coupon training videos, just click on the link and then click on 'Amy's Video Tutorial' to see them. She shares some great stories about getting FREE item coupons from Infusium and Hostess.

I have another friend that sent an e-mail to Glad and told them how much she enjoys their products. She received a coupon for a FREE box of Glad trash bags, up to 55 count! So, check it out! Try contacting the manufacturers of your favorite products, and then let us know if you get some awesome coupons in the mail. Please share your good news with us!

Snackpicks coupons have reset!

It's true! The Snackpicks coupons HAVE reset! Sweet!

Hip 2 Save and Freebies 2 Deals!

High value $3/1 Tide stain release coupon!

Sign in to your P&G account to print a $3/1 Tide Stain Release coupon here! What an awesome coupon, thanks P&G!

Not a member of the P&G community yet? Join now, it's easy and FREE!

Another $1/1 True Delights coupon!

There's a new $1/1 True Delights coupon over on the Redplum site! Print 2 of these and use as part of the Smith's Quaker sale! Two more FREE boxes of oatmeal coming right up!

Thanks, Utah Deal Diva!

$1/1 7-up coupon back up!

The 7-up coupon is BACK! If you printed 2 of these last time, then you can't print it again.... it's just working again for those that missed it! Sweet!

Print 2 of these and grab FREE 7-up at the store of your choice!

Macey's BEST deals 4/14-4/20

These are all STOCK-UP prices at Macey's this next week! Most you don't even need a coupon for!

Western Family Cereal Select Varieties 12.2-17.3 oz. 88 cents
Use in-ad coupon & purchase 5

Soffs Baby Wipes 80 ct. 78 cents!

Bakery French Bread 98 cents!

Betty Crocker Bread Mix 6.5 oz. 33 cents!
Case of 24 $7.92

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix 6.5 oz. 33 cents!
Case of 24 $7.92

Kashi Granola or Cereal Bars, TLC Cookies 6.7-8.6 oz. $1.99
$1/1 printable
Final price: 99 cents!

Wheat Ez Wheat Bag Hard or Red 50 lbs. $12.98!

Western Family Flour 25 lbs. $5.88!
All Purpose Unbleached or Bleached Case of 2 $11.76

SAF Yeast 16 oz. $2.99

Western Family Drinking Water Premium Bottles 24 pk. .5 ltr $2.48

Powerade Drink 32 oz. 59 cents!

Western Family Pancake Syrup 128 oz. $4.48
Case of 4 $17.92 or Case of 6 $26.88

Western Family Buttermilk Pancake Mix 7 lb $4.48
Case of 6 - $26.68

Morning Moos Wheat Red or White Pail Hard 45 lb. $12.98

Blue Chip Food Storage Products, Select Varieties While Supplies Last $5.98
Includes: Baking Soda, 6 Grain Pancake, Chicken Strips, Corn Muffin Mix, Almond Poppy Muffin Mix, Chopped Onions, Raspberry Muffin Mix, Shortening Powder, Chicken Flavored Bits, Beef Jerky, Rolled Oats, Iodized Salt, Honey Wheat Bread, Biscuit Mix, Scone mix, Corn Starch, Honey Wheat Pancakes, Potato Slices, Belgian Waffle mix, Apple Cinnamon Pancake, Brown Rice, Spinach, Lime Gelatin and Peach Flakes.

Morning Moos Rolled Oats Pail Regular or Quick 23-25 lbs. $18.79

Western Family Chili Con Carne With Beans 15 oz. 78 cents
Case of 24 $18.72

Western Family Pineapple 20 oz. 78 cents
Case of 24 $18.72

Western Family Ketchup Upside Down or Squeeze Bottle 20-24 oz. 77 cents
Case of 16 $12.32 Case of 12 $9.24

Western Family Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice 12 oz. 98 cents
Case of 24 $23.52

Western Family Apple Juice or Apple Cider 64 oz. 98 cents
Case of 8 $7.84

The Red Barn Apple Juice 64 oz. $1.00
Use in-ad coupon and purchase 3 to get this price

Bottom Round Steak and Oven Rump Roast $1.99 lb.

Western Family Bath Tissue Petal Soft 2 ply Big, Mega or Regular 9-24 ct. $3.98

Western Family Paper Towels Tuf 'N Soft 8 roll $3.98

Braeburn Apples 78 cents/lb.

Western Family Rice Long Grain Enriched White 20 lb. $7.98

Gulf Pacific Brown Rice 20 lb. $7.98

Thanks again, Savvy Shopper Deals!

FREE Tax Day Taco!

Get a FREE Gourmet Grilled taco courtesy of Rubio's Mexican Grill tomorrow! Print a coupon here and take it in to Rubio's, this deal is good tomorrow only, April 15! They're doing a tax day FREEbie for you, just for a little relief! You should be able to print one coupon for each person in your family.

Thanks, One Cheap Chick!

NEW coupons to print!

There are some new *HOT coupons available on!

$1/1 Digiorno Deep Dish Pizza

$1/2 Heinz Vinegar

I recommend printing two of these right away,
you never know when great coupons like this will disappear!

Thanks, Hip 2 Save!

High value Revon lipstick coupon

Print a $3/1 Revlon lipstick coupon! This should score some super cheap or possibly FREE lipstick- watch for an awesome sale to pair this one with!

Thanks, Free Snatcher!