Sunday, January 31, 2010

Veggie Trader: classifieds for your produce, garden supplies and more!

Swap your homegrown produce on Veggie Trader
Is it that time already?! I'm already getting spring fever and it's nowhere in sight. I have the bug to start planting some seeds and wondered if there were any available on Veggie Trader. It is an awesome website that I want to share with you. Veggie Trader started with a lone lemon tree that was rarely picked. This lemon tree sparked the idea of saving neighborhood produce from going to waste. As their site says: bringing good food and good people together. It's so much more! Read on to learn more.

Using the website is so easy and it's FREE! The first step is to join here. This is so you can trade, sell or buy what you need. Veggie Trader will not sell your information. After you join you can start searching or make your own post. There are a few rules regarding taxes, licenses, prohibited items and quarantine zones. If you have any questions visit their FAQ page.

Veggie Trade is fairly new and I wish more people knew about it. I would love to trade my excess homegrown produce in the summer. There are buttons and banners you can add to your blog, website, or social networking site. You can also print off flyers. Let's get the word out there.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Have you eaten a Hershey candybar lately?

If you have eaten or plan on eating a York, Reese's, Almond Joy, or Hershey's Special Dark candy bar it's your lucky day! Just save the wrapper, go here and mail it in. In return you will receive a coupon for a FREE bag of new Pieces candy. They come in four flavors. You guessed them: York, Almond Joy, Hershey's Special Dark and our good old friend Reese's Pieces. Offer expires 2/10/10 and must be postmarked by 2/17/10. Thanks Coupon Cravings!

FREE book from Read it Forward.

If you missed it last time, here's another chance to get a free read. Read it Forward has three new selections to pick from. Secrets of Eden by Chris Bojahlian-a murder mystery. Walking to Gatlinburg by Howard Frank Mosher-a civil war thriller. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot-a scientific historical drama. The goal of Read it Forward is to get books in circulation by passing them on. I think this program is wonderful. I always pass my books to others when I am done. Thanks Coupon Cravings!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Want RedPlum coupons mailed to you?

If you would like RedPlum coupons mailed directly to you here's your chance. Go here and pick Consumer and then hit next. Then pick I would like to receive the RedPlum mail package. Hit next and fill out your mailing information. Your coupons should arrive in 6 weeks. I signed up and I know others who have too. Thanks A Thrifty Mom.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pick n Save Deals 1/24-1/30

This week was decent for shopping. Maybe my needs versus what my grocery store was offering weren't hand in hand. I only saved $38.39 and spent $42.40. Granted the hubby sent me along with some special not on the list requests. Also wanted to note my grocery store no longer accepts competitor coupons so I lost out on almost $6. Make a mental note! Here's the best of my buys:
  • FREE Lean Cuisine entree
  • FREE DiGiorno 200 Calorie Portions
  • FREE pint of International Delight creamer
  • 4 Smart Ones for $6
  • 2 gallons of Kemps Vitamin D milk for $3.80
  • Huggies wipes refill $4.49

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Piggly Wiggly Deals 1/27-2/2 WI and Northern IL

WI and northern IL stores. Buy any 10 for 10 and get the 11th item FREE.

64 oz Old Orchard Apple Juice Cocktail Blends

18.5-19 oz Progresso Classic Soups

1# Bolthouse Farms Baby Carrots

Deans Ice Cream Pints

26-26.5 oz Hunts Spaghetti Sauce

Pepsi , Sierra Mist, Crush, Mug or Mt. Dew 2L

Farmland Jumbo Franks 1#

Food Club Pasta 12-16 oz

Oscar Meyer Lunchables 3.3-4.5 oz

24 oz Del Monte Ketchup

11-15.25 oz Del Monte Canned veggies

Patrick Cudahay Sliced Pepperoni 3 oz

Del Monte canned fruit 14.5-15.25 oz

El Monterey Twin pk Burritos

16 oz Deans or Swiss Valley sour cream or Dipzz

Food Club Frozen Blended Veggies 16 oz

Banquest frozen dinners

Del Monte Fruit Naturals 8 oz (by produce)

Pennsylvania Dutchman Whole White Mushrooms 8 oz

Food Club english muffins 6 ct

Food club cream cheese

Land O Lakes spread or margarine 7-16 oz

Chicken of the Sea salmon or white tuna

Rice A Roni noodles or rice mix

Hunts snack packs pudding or gel

Chef Boyardee Pasta with meat

Food Club graham cracker pie crusts

Michelina's frozen entrees

Totinos pizza rolls 15 ct packages

Food Club cake mixes

Food Club sandwich or snack bags 30-50 ct

mangoes or avocadoes

Chiquita Fruit or Snack Bites (near deli)

Food Club toaster pastries 6 pk or popcorn 3 pk

Red Gold Tomato Juice 46 oz

Food Club Skillet Mixes

Hunt's canned tomatoes 14.5 oz

Valu Time coffee filters

Top Care Nasal decongestant tabs 18 ct.

Latex gloves

Food Club foam cups 20 ct

Food Club bleach 96 oz

Food Club oil 16 oz

Propel or Gatorade bottles

Food Club drinkable yogurt 10 oz

Snapps frozen appetizers 5.5 oz

Bounty Basic paper towel single roll

Bagels Forever (frozen)

Tony's Pouches, Crispy Crust or Microwave for One Pizza and Larry's Potatoes 5.5-10.42 oz

Old Orchard Frozen Juice 12 oz

Renuzit Adjustable air freshener 7.5 oz assorted

Smart Ones 6/$10

Connie's Thin Crust Pizza BOGO

Yoplait yogurt 10/$5

Doritos BOGO

Cheer or ERA liquid detergent or Bounce fabric softener sheets $3.99
(40-50 oz bottle or 70-80 sheets)

Mix or Match Quaker Items $1.89 sale price.

Hormel cooked ham from the deli 1.49/lb

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Affordable Healthier Eating Sweepstakes

Save-A-Lot and ConAgra Foods are teaming up to bring you a great sweepstakes. One lucky winner will receive a $5,000 Visa gift card and 10 other lucky winners will get $500 Visa gift cards. Go here to sign up. You may enter once per day. There are three ways to enter. Online, entry form in Save-A-Lot stores and mailing in a hand printed entry form. See official rules. There are also some great coupons to print off of their site while you are there.

Save $1 on Garden of Eatin' Chips

Go here to print $1 off coupon. Garden of Eatin' is available at Pick n Save, Copps and Piggly Wiggly. Maybe pair this up with Double Daze and get these chips for a steal. Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gymboree 60% off sale.

Gymboree is having a Big Red Balloon Semi Annual Sale online and in stores. The cute little Organic Bear Hug Tee shown above is only $3.19! That's 80% off the original price. Now if you could find a code for free shipping this would make for some awesome deals! Gymboree offers free shipping on orders over $100. Happy shopping! :)

Biggest Loser Giveaway

Enter here to win a 7 piece prize pack. You can win The Biggest Loser game for Wii or Nintendo DS, an audio journal with inspirational messages from season 4 and 5 winners, recipe easel, meal and exercise planner, music CD to exercise to, tape meassure and a 30 day free trial at The Biggest Loser Online Club. Thanks Wisconsin Mommy! Good luck.

6 BOGO Blizzard coupons from Dairy Queen.

When you become a fan of Dairy Queen on Facebook you will receive emails with the BOGO coupons. The first one is for joining. The second one is on your birthday. The third is on the anniversary of your join date. And three other times a year. You must be 13 to be able to join. This is open to US and Canada. I can't wait to have my Blizzard. My favorite is Oreo. What's yours?  Thanks For The Mamas!

Monday, January 25, 2010

FREE Kashi sample.

Go here to get a tasty sample from Kashi. You can pick from GOLEAN Crisp!™ Toasted Berry Crumble cereal, TLC® Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit & Grain bar or GOLEAN Crunch!® Honey Almond Flax cereal. I went with the Fruit & Grain bar. Who can resist dark chocolate and coconut?! It's like a good for you Mounds....Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Double Double Daze!

It's Double Double Daze again! This special day is Wednesday January 27. You can double 10 Mfrs instead of the usual 5. Remember back in December we were lucky enough to have this promotion running too! Thank you Pick n Save and Copps!!! Don't forget you need to spend $25 and scan your Roundy's card. $25 is before coupons. More questions read on here. I'll keep you posted if I find any awesome deals and you do the same :)

Catalinas! Catalinas!

Great Cat (Catalina) promotion at Piggly Wiggly. This promotion starts Monday 1/25 and runs through 2/21, but in order to get a really good deal you need to make your move before the new sales start on Wednesday 1/27. When you buy 4 participating Pillsbury products you receive a $2 OYNO (off your next order). Buy 5 receive $3. Buy 6 receive $4. There are some nice IPs (Internet printables) out there here, here and here that could score you some pretty cheap rolls or pizza crusts. Thanks Coupon Deals!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Save $1 on I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!

Go here to print $1 off coupon for I can't Believe It's Not Butter! I was able to print this coupon 5x! That's a personal best :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pick N Save deals 1/17 - 1/23

I did pretty good at Double Daze. I managed to spend $1.18. I did two transactions. It's kind of a goofy scenerio as I had to return a big box of diapers which gave me a $20.99 store gift card. I'm counting this as free because the diapers were a gift. I noticed that Pampers jumbo packs were on sale for $8.99 and I had two coupons so it seemed a better choice to get the two smaller packs. I got both for $14.48. $0.23 a diaper isn't amazing, but not bad. I had a little fiasco with my coupons. Yikes! I forgot to give the checker one of my $1 coupons for the V8 Fusion to double so I took it to the service desk and they gave me the dollar, but didn't get it doubled. At least a different coupon doubled in it's place. And it made me 2 cents. And it allowed me to get free Butternut bread. And the checker didn't give me the milk Catalina right away so I had to bring that up to the service desk also. I'm sure that lady thought I was a little loopy. Oh well. Here's the best of my buys:
  • 2 pints of International Delight creamer-MONEY MAKER $0.10 on each.
  • 3 Hamburger Helper $0.58/each.
  • FREE gallon of Kemps Vitamin A&D milk.
  • FREE Yoplait Frozen Smoothie.
  • 1 loaf of Butternut 100% Whole Wheat Bread MONEY MAKER $0.02.
  • Pillsbury All Purpose Flour $0.98 down from $2.69. Thanks Festival Foods!
  • Did the buy 6 boxes of GM cereal and get FREE milk. I used 5 coupons and that took off $8 ($20.34 - automatic $10 - $8 = $2.34 for 6 boxes and gallon of milk. :) Would have been $1.34, but checker jumbled my coupons so one didn't get doubled only took off $1. Boo! Still a great deal. That averaged $0.39/box. And FREE milk.
The family was happy that I stocked up on cereals they liked instead of plain Cheerios for my baby. I can't resist a bowl of Lucky Charms once in a while. :) Don't forget to use stackable coupons (e.g those from the Sunday Paper- Festival Foods). That's how I managed to make $ on the loaf of bread and my flour was so cheap. And one last thought. Don't forget that I had a gift card that had $20.99 on it to replace the diapers, but only used $14.48 so that left $5.52 to use as I pleased. And I'm spent. Did you get any great deals?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SAVEUR Foodie Giveaway!: Green & Black's Organic Chocolate

Who doesn't love giveaways? I have decided I will start sharing my favorite ones with you! January and February SAVEUR is giving away awesome kitchen goodies. Enter today to win one of 100 packages of Green & Black's Organic Chocolate. Who could resist Peanut, their newest flavor? Carmelized peanuts and a hint of sea salt. I heart sweet and salty. Mmm mmm mm. Head on over to SAVEUR to check out the rest of their very cool giveaways. SAVEUR's Foodie Giveaway lasts through February 26th. Each giveaway day lasts 24 hours. Thanks Sweeties Sweeps!

The Frugal Map

One of the reasons that I started this blog was because I was having a hard time locating a decent frugal blog that was close enough to my zipcode. So what a wonderful idea Briana had over at Bargain Briana. She created a match up of frugal blogs by state. You can even submit your blog. And another great function is being able to embed the Frugal Map onto your blog. I'm going to do that right now! Thanks Money Saving Mom.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Campbell's Click for Cans

Here is a great way to help get our local Feeding America foodbank 18,000 cans of soup. The soup will be donated by Campbell's Chunky soup and the NFL. All 32 teams will receive 1000 cans of soup. The AFC and NFC champs will receive an additional 12,000 cans. Overall champ will get a bonus 5,000 cans for a grand total of 18,000 cans of soup! Currently the Packers and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the 'Souperbowl.' Being a NEW mommie I am voting for the Packers, of course. I hope you do too. Visit Chunky's Click for Cans to place your vote. You can vote once per day. Voting ends this week so what are you waiting for!?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

FREE Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet.

Head on over to Mambo Sprouts to sign up for your free coupon booklet. It should arrive in February. There are also quite a few printable coupons for organic and natural products here too. Have a look around. Thank you Money Saving Mom!

Monday, January 18, 2010

FREE 'Serenity' Aromatherapy Candle.

Hurry up and go get your FREE Aromatherapy Candle at Ozzy T-Shirts Shop. This pretty amethyst colored candle smells of lavender and Ylang Ylang. It would be great alongside a bubble bath don't you think? Ahhh.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Studio 32 Shoes 30% off. No shoe over $32!

Studio 32 Shoes is an online shoe store devoted to saving you money. Get this...No pair of shoes is over $32. How amazing is that? And they quite frequently run nice sales. Right now the pumps shown above are $6.99! They also offer cute purses and wallets. Another really fun idea from Studio 32 Shoes is hosting a shoe party. It can be at your home (I know NEW mommiez aren't in the Springville,Utah zipcode hee hee) or an online shoe party via email. The shipping is free for online parties and the hostess gets free shoes and a % off. Similar to a Pampered Chef or Tastefully Simple party. Right now if you use the code bestbites at the checkout you will receive 30% off your entire order. Give a big thank you to the girls of Our Best Bites for this lovely discount. You definitely need to stop by and say hi and have a looksey at their recipes. Their name says it all. :) Now go buy mama a NEW pair of shoes. I couldn't resist!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Save $1 on V8 Fusion.

Save $1 on the purchase of one V8 Fusion Juice. Go here to print out this awesome coupon. Remember if you hit the back button (may take a couple tries) you can print one extra! I have to sneak in vegetables any chance I get with my husband. This juice is a great way to do this by offering up a full serving of each fruits and vegetables in each 8 ounce glass. That's more than my husband gets in a typical day I'm sure. I'm looking forward to trying the new Cranberry Blackberry flavor. The closest my hubby gets to a blackberry is the one strapped to his hip. Ha ha. Okay, enough about the hubby. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Text HAITI to help Red Cross relief efforts.

We have all heard about the horrific earthquake that has taken place in Haiti. What do we do? What can we do? It's the worst feeling: helplessness. What can we possibly do so many thousands of miles away from Haiti? If you are spiritual you can pray. It's free. :) You can also get in contact with the many humanitarian organizations eager to help. The American Red Cross is one good example. The Red Cross is asking that even though you may be making an attempt to travel to Haiti that the best and easiest way to help is to make a donation. I am singling out the texting because I never knew about this option before the earthquake in Haiti. You can text HAITI to 90999. This will add an amount of $10 to your cell phone bill. Some carries are still charging standard text messaging rates, but some are dropping the charge for this particular situation. Sprint, AT&T and Verizon were listed as not charging as of Thursday.

Other ways to help:

Remote Area Medical

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Partners in Development

National Nurses United

Pan American Development Foundation

International Rescue Committee

American Red Cross

AmeriCares International Disaster Relief Fund

Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund



Mercy Corps

Lutheran World Relief

Habitat for Humanity International

Operation Blessing International

Doctors Without Borders

Action Against Hunger

AP: Organizations accepting donations to help Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frugal Options: Suave Professionals Shampoo.

I am always one for trying new products, especially if this product will save me money. In our household we have been using the Suave hair care line for quite some time. It's not the only line we use, but for the most part let’s just say that Suave spends a lot of time in our bathroom. I recently purchased the Radiant Brunette (pictured above right) on clearance at Pick N Save for $0.99 and had a coupon on top of that so it was almost free. You can usually find the Professionals line costing you roughly $1.99 and up depending on the sale running. This pricing is for the 14.5 oz. I have tried cheaper brands than Suave and really think that there is no comparison. Suave gets my vote. You can also get a pretty darn good deal all of the time at Haven't heard of Read more here to get acquainted. Suave also puts a lot of coupons in the Sunday paper inserts so keep your eyes peeled. Have you tried Suave? What do you think? Remember, lather rinse repeat! Well, actually to save money I wouldn't recommend it unless you dirrrty. Ha ha.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Doubling your coupons at Pick N Save (Rainbow Foods/Copps)

My new favorite thing in the whole world is Double Daze at Pick N Save. Just ask my husband! The lovely Jessica over at Mom For Him has been my coach through and through. I used to be the timid you want me to do more than one transaction?! kind of gal. Now I grab that divider bar with gusto. Ha ha. Jessica has turned me into a my mind. I know she has been doing this a lot longer than I have, but it is almost a rush when you know that you are saving over 50% of what you used to go in there spending. I almost feel like I am cheating the system. I feel a tinge of guilt when the person behind me in line is watching my total go down down down. I can't ever tell if they are staring because they are annoyed that I have a handful of coupons and questions for the checker or if they are in disbelief that I have spent so little on so many groceries. I used to think that $30 would get me three bags of groceries. Now it fills my trunk. :) Go me. That's right. I just gave myself a pat on the back. You will too!

How does this whole Double Daze work? Let me share what I know with you:
  • Double Daze is only on Wednesdays. Every week.
  • You may double up to 5 eligible coupons in one transaction when you spend $25. This is after you have scanned your card, but before coupons (this is how you get your total way below $25 ultimately).
  •  You may double any mfr (manufacturer) coupons up to $1. This includes IP (internet printable) coupons.
  • You may not use IP coupons that say Free. Only 'real' paper coupons that say Free are allowed.
  • A store coupon can be redeemed with a mfr coupon for the same item. This is called stacking.
  • You cannot double BOGO (buy one get one free) or 'try me for free' coupons.
  • The first 5 coupons double. Plan ahead and put your highest value coupons on top of your stack. The checker isn't going to do any work for you and assume which coupons you want doubled.
  • Pick N Save's formal policy for doubling coupons that say 'do not double' is to not double them. If you are lucky your store will stray from this rule. So you should call ahead and ask the manager about your store's policy.
More tips: Rumor has it that reusable bags will get you .05 each. I haven't done this yet. I will keep you posted. Do multiple transactions to be able to double 5 more coupons per transaction. Bring a calculator with you just in case. Look for peelies (coupons peeled off of products). Have your trip all mapped out ahead of time so you know exactly what you need and don't have to sit and add up things as you go. This will reduce the stress factor! Pick N Save accepts Festival Foods coupons. Only the ones cut from the newspaper, though so be careful. Here's to saving!

Seventh Generation - Save $1.

Go here to print a $1 off coupon on great Seventh Generation products. I love Seventh Generation. Anything that keeps chemicals at bay in my home wins me over. I am trying hard to use more natural products. Not just for the sake of my children, but for everyone. Let me know if you have any Seventh Generation favorites.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Gardens Alive! Catalog - Receive $25 Off $25 Order.

I know around NEW it's a little early to be thinking gardening, but my organic seedlings will be finding their way through the dirt sooner than later. Gardens Alive! is a great company trying to keep gardening natural. From keeping pests at bay to wonderful heirloom tomatoes. Go pay them a visit. Sign up here and they should send you a coupon code for $25 off to be used on a $25 order when you sign up for their catalog. The best part is that it is a coupon code that can count toward shipping charges too. I sure hope that my organic endeavors go further than they did last year. I didn't fare so well. I did everything right to take care of my seedlings and then something comes along and eats most of my tender little guys before they even saw it coming. Now if I can just keep the deer away this year. Here's to a better season!

*Does not ship to Hawaii or Canada. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What is Alice? is a site that offers every household item you could possibly need without having to step foot outside. At least not until it arrives. If that doesn't want to make you rush on over there--it gets better. They will keep track of what you may be running low on and find you great coupons and deals! Oh and please don't stop breathing, but they also throw in free shipping. You do have to have 6 items in your cart in order to get your order placed. How do you sign up you ask? Easy peasy. You can use my referral link here and we both get a bonus. What type of bonus? You get a $10 credit to your Alice account once you spend $50 and I can receive up to 3% of your sales for one year. Pretty cool I think. So what are you waiting for? :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Free Book - Read It Forward

I am all about reusing and what's not more reusable than a book?! I always pass my books on and love getting them passed on to me. There are three titles to pick from and I had a hard time deciding. You can read excerpts from each to help you decide. I sent for my free copy yesterday. You should act fast as this is a pretty cool offer that may not last long. Let me know if you get one sent to you and maybe we can swap when we are finished. Also, let me know what you thought of your book. I can't wait to read mine! Give a big thank you to My Milwaukee Mommy for this wonderful offer!

*I wanted to let you know that I am trying something a little different with this post. Instead of the deal link being in my text, it is the title. Just in case you were thinking I was trying to make you work for this one. ;) Let me know if you think this is better than before or just plain ridiculous. I can take it.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Once Upon A Child Event

Once Upon A Child is having a Grab Bag Event Saturday, January 30. It is being held at the Appleton and Green Bay stores only. You can put as many items* that you can fit into a bag for $10. 9am-8pm. I am assuming it is a bag supplied by the store, but if I find out I will keep you posted.

I am a huge fan of this store. Kids grow so fast and they have quality products for not a lot of damage to your wallet. They carry clothing in sizes newborn through children's 18. They also carry a wide variety of gently used baby gear and toys. The store is open Monday-Sunday. See you there!

*clearance items only.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pick N Save deals 1/3 through 1/9.

I went to Pick N Save on Wednesday for Double Daze. I spent $25.87 and saved $29.07. I bought 30 items. I always think I can do better, but here's the best of what I got.
  • Lean Cuisine Meals 50% off. As low as $1.19-1.62.
  • Lean Pockets $1.33 each.
  • Dannon Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt $0.20 each.
  • Coffee-mate Creamer 16 oz. $0.13 each.
  • Roundys Organic Whole Milk FREE

The rest was just normal sale items. Lately there has been amazing cereal deals, but not so much this week. I make a point to only buy it if I can get it below a dollar a box. I think I have enough Cheerios for a while, though. December was a great month for stocking up. PNS is running a deal that I took advantage of. When you buy $15 worth of qualifying Nestle products you receive a coupon for a free Lean Cuisine Entree (up to $3.75) to be used for a future purchase. This deal runs 1/3-1/13. I bought 7 Lean Cuisine Entrees and 3 Lean Pockets totaling $14.01. Did you get any great deals that I missed?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.

Go here to print a 40% off coupon. This coupon is good until January 9 so act fast. This store is great because you think crafts when you think Hobby Lobby, but it has so much more. I find a lot of household decor here. I also went there for some of my wedding supplies. They also have a huge section devoted to each holiday and season. Check it out and bring this coupon with you. And a big thanks to Kathy over at $30 Weekly Grocery Challenge.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Free Shutterfly Calendar for new members.

Free 16x20" poster calendar for new members through January 17th. Go here and enter code FREECALENDAR. Shipping and handling charges apply.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Going Green Volume I.

I have tried very hard over the last couple of years to really go green. I want to let you know that this doesn't mean you need to go spend tons of money on products you see on TV or see on the shelf at your favorite stores. There are plenty of these items in your house right now. My favorite item of choice is white vinegar. It's not just for coloring eggs ladies and gentlemen.

Vinegar vinegar vinegar! Vinegar works in almost any situation. 1.) Soap Scum: Heat it up and put it into a spray bottle. Spray it on your soap scum. Let sit a minute or two and scrub with a scrub brush. This worked better for me than ANY store product yet. And I have hard water. Works best after a hot shower. 2.) Mineral Deposits: Get a rag heavily soaked in vinegar and wrap it around your shower head/faucets. Use a rubber band to help keep it on if you want. Let it sit as long as you can stand and all of the mineral deposits should be gone or at least pliable and easily removed. 3.) Use vinegar in place of rinse aid in your dishwasher. 4.) Glass cleaner: Use vinegar in place of your normal glass cleaner. The first time you do this you may notice streaking. If this happens you may need to get rid of the waxy build up that commercial glass cleaners have left behind. To do so mix together 1/2 cup white vinegar, 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon dish soap. Shake. Spray onto mirror and let sit a moment. Wipe clean. After this initial treatment you may proceed with plain vinegar on a daily basis. 5.) Weed Killer: Pickling vinegar (9% acidic concentration or more) sprayed onto mature weeds will kill them. A lower acidity vinegar will work on tender, young weeds. This technique works best on sunny days with no rain in the forecast.

This just barely scratches the surface of all of the wonderful uses for vinegar. Check back soon for more ways to go green the easy way.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Huggies Enjoy The Ride Rewards Codes

Here are some new codes to try for Huggies Enjoy The Ride Rewards:





Remember if you take part in the polls and watch videos you can earn even more points. If you do all three of these (codes, poll and new video) you should be able to add 11 points to your account.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

$5/5 Healthy Choice Frozen Meals

There's a great printable coupon out there right now. Buy 5 Healthy Choice Frozen Meals and receive $5 off your purchase. Click here to get the coupon. Thanks Money Saving Mom.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The New Year.

Have a safe and enjoyable New Year. Here's to family, health, giving, keeping your resolutions, and being kind to everyone and our planet. Do you make resolutions? Do you keep them? What are your plans for the future? I am pretty sure mine include expanding my family and always trying to better myself. Those are not really resolutions, but that's as close as I get. Cheers!