Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Here’s some new coupons just loaded on coupons.com (click to go straight to that coupon.)
Also don’t forget the end of the month is nearing so print what you want now before they disappear.
I have a super exciting announcement!
I am launching a new blog today! The Frugal Homemaker
Don’t worry, Centsible Savings is still here and will remain the same. :) The only thing that is changing is “Décor on a Dime” posts or “Thrifty Thursday” posts will be now be published over at The Frugal Homemaker.
So head on over and check it out! And make sure to join me on facebook or subscribe by email or in a reader so you won’t miss anything.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
A few of you commented on my menu this week that you would love for me to share the recipes of the dishes I prepared. I think you will enjoy this one!
This recipe is one I grew up eating, then learning to help my mom preparet, and now serving it to my family. :) We all love it and it is a fairly simple casserole.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
This casserole has 4 layers and those 4 layers are repeated twice.
Layer 1- tortilla chips
Start with crunching up tortilla chips (or just used the crunched up pieces in the bottom of the bag :) They can even be a little stale (good way to use up stale chips).
You will want to hurry over to coupons.com to print this coupon - $6.00 off two Schick Disposable Razors.
I am reading that Wal-mart has a 12 pack of Schick razors for $1.97. Buy 2 for $3.94, use $6.00/2 coupon = FREE plus overage!
If Wal-mart has them that cheap, then you will probably find them under $3.00 a pack at many other places too.
Lots of great coupons just added to coupons.com!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
My hubby is going to love this one – print a coupon for $1.00/1 Dove Chocolate promises. These should be going on sale as Halloween approaches so hold on to your coupon for a good deal.
I have a confession to make, my husband probably eats 3 times as much chocolate as I do. And I eat my fair share.
The CVS coupon insert is a new thing, will have to see how that works. According to what I am reading, some coupons will be store coupons (so can be STACKED with manufacturer coupons) and some will be manufacturer coupons (cannot be stacked.)
Here is a list of what should be in the CVS insert:
$1 off Act dental rinse 16.9-18 oz
$1 off Aveeno hair care
$1 off Caress body wash 12 oz +
$1 off Degree or Dove clinical protection
$1/2 Emerald almonds 11 oz
$2 off Emergen-C product 30 ct
$1 off Folgers instant coffee 8 oz
$1 off Garnier Fructis shampoo or conditioner
$1/2 General Mills cereal bars, Fiber One bars, or Nature Valley granola bars (CVS coupon)
$1/2 Gold Medal all-purpose flour 5 lb (CVS coupon)
$1/3 Hershey’s or Reese’s bags
$1/2 Jack’s Links jerky, nuggets or tender cuts 3-3.25 oz
.50/1 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Special K or Frosted Flakes
$1 off L’Oreal Root Rescue
$1/2 Lay’s potato chips 10 oz
$1/2 Maxwell House or Yuban coffee 8.4-12 oz
$1 off Maybelline Volume Express mascara
$1.50 off Nature’s Bounty select vitamins
$5 off Ocuvite supplements
$1/2 Old El Paso dinner kit or stuffers (CVS coupon)
$1/4 Progresso soup or Green Giant vegetables (CVS coupon)
$3 off Roc skin care
$1/2 Starbucks Frappuccino or Double Shot singles
$1 off Sundown select vitamins
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
What do you use to back up your computer? I really need to do some research on this or I am going to be really sorry one day if my computer crashes. :( The frugal side of me just hates paying for stuff like this.
Anyone use Carbonite?
Carbonite has a good trial offer I might have to check out. You can try out Carbonite online backup for FREE for 5 days. Then get 2 extra months FREE with your purchase (I think one year costs $59, so you could actually get 14.5 months for $59 with this offer.)
Carbonite online backup is the easy, automatic and secure way to safeguard your irreplaceable computer files. These days we all have things on our computers we just can't stand to lose: photos, music, financial documents and more. Carbonite works automatically and continually to make sure your computer files—and memories—are backed up offsite. Try Carbonite at no charge. No credit card required.
This week I prepped 4 meals in just over an hour (1 hour, 10 minutes). One of the meals was lasagna and it always takes me forever to prep, but it is one of my husband’s favorite meals! :) And I had cottage cheese I needed to use. :)
Here’s what we are eating this week:
(this is a family favorite! will share recipe later this week!)
Lasagna (family recipe)
Here’s a frugal tip – Lasagna noodles NEVER go on sale or free like other pasta. And I forgot to pick some up last week. So I checked my other pasta (gotten for FREE with coupons :) and decided to use Penne pasta instead. I still layered everything like normal – layer of noodles, meat sauce, cottage cheese mixture, cheese and repeat.
We ate it tonight and couldn’t tell a difference. The hubby even approved, so no more expensive lasagna noodles for me – FREE pasta it is! :)
Renee, who I learned this method of menu prep from, assured me that she has tried recipes where you open the crescent rolls and they stay in the fridge for a few days before baking them, so I am putting her to the test! :) We are not eating them until Thursday night so we’ll see if I can tell a difference.
Loaded baked potatoes
That night for dinner we had loaded baked potatoes and corn on the cob.
Here is all my meals prepped and ready for the fridge! I love opening the fridge and seeing them all in there!
I can’t tell you how good this menu plan makes me feel. As Tuesday came to a close, I was quite stressed as my to-do list not only wasn’t done, but had seemed to multiply throughout the day. But at least supper was already prepped. I put the lasagna in the oven and green beans in the microwave and dinner was served!
Have you tried prepping your meals in advance yet?
Try it, you will love it!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Get a canvas for your first day back to school pictures, vacation memories, 4th of July photos, graduation photos, babies, and any special family moments! You get a free 8x10 photo canvas, or a $50 credit toward a larger canvas. Just pay the shipping/handling.
1) Go here to Canvas people.
2) Choose and upload the photo you would like printed and choose what size canvas you want. (8x10 is free + shipping/handling after $50 credit)
3) Chose any "extras" (framing, etc.)
5) Enter shipping information
6) Pay the $14.95 shipping/handling (this is still a GREAT deal for one of these)
These photo canvases make great birthday gifts, anniversary/wedding gifts, and of course, Christmas is just around the corner!
Here’s a great deal for you!
We really maximize our out-to eat budget by using gift cards from swagbucks, Groupons, and other deals like this. (We budget $40 a month for out-to-eat meals and usually eat out about 4 times on that budget (not McDonalds - sit down restaurants! :)
For example if we bought this deal, we would use a coupon from the paper, if allowed, for $3.99 Frisco melts and another coupon for BOGO milkshakes and our bill would be about $13. Then we would pay with the $10 gift card (that only cost us $5), meaning we would have paid about $10 TOTAL including tip for dinner out. It would be hard to prepare hamburgers, fries and milkshakes at home for $8-10 :)
How do you maximize your out-to-eat budget?
My husband loves these for a snack and has been wanting me to buy some. But $4.99 a box DOES NOT fit in my grocery budget. So when I saw this deal pop up, I had to text him to tell him his wish is coming true! :)
Jose Ole Tacos and Taquitos are $2.99 at Kroger through 9/24. I found $1.00/1 blinkies right in front of them or use any of the $1.00/1 coupons below to get them for $1.99 a box (much better than $4.99!)
I am excited about the free business cards as I am getting ready to order some for a super exciting project I hope to share soon! :)
Friday, September 16, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
CVS now has an official corporate coupon policy available to print from their website! This should help solve some of the confusion that we have had in the past with using coupons. It would be a good idea to print this and carry it with you in case you come across problems.
Here are some things to note:
- The coupon amount will be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
- CVS/pharmacy accepts valid internet/print at home coupons containing a barcode.
CVS/pharmacy accepts one third-party manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by
either coupon offer.