Saturday, March 26, 2016

Salute To The Zumba Nation

Going through my drafts I found this post I created in 2013

This may sound crazy then again some of you may be able to relate. Last week, I went to the gym after dropping my son at AWANA. I decided I would try Zumba Gold for the first time. I tried to do the regular Zumba class before, but had trouble with my feet and knees. I was told to try Zumba Gold because it was for people with injuries and/or older people so it would be better for me. I only did 30 minutes of the Zumba class because I wanted to get some strength training in before picking my son up. I loved the class! It was so fun. It didn't matter that I got some of the moves wrong because others did as well. We all laughed about it and just kept moving. I mean that's the whole point to keep the heart rate up isn't it? After 30 minutes of class, I headed out and did 30 minutes of strength training. I thought everything was ok. I got my son off to bed. Then, I felt as if I couldn't stay up long enough to log my exercises in to MFP. I applaud you all for being able to do Zumba and stay awake and function afterwards lol! You, You Guys Rock!!! I'll be there soon because I will defininately be taking another Zumba Gold class :)

Regroup & Regain (Control)

Hello Readers,

I know it has been years since my last blog post. Thanks for sticking around. I'm never really consistant with my many hobbies. I've been blessed with many talents and plan to put a few of them to work. Guess you could say it's my new goal: to gain consistency (or maybe it's control).

I have been going through many changes lately and come to a positive realization. I'm always there for others. If it is possible I will try my damnedest to help. However, I feel unappreciated a little too much for all the things I do for others. I'm not the type of person to throw up what I do for others. Lately, I have been thinking it tho.  I began to see a lot of things that were really going on (or for what it really was). My sister would say, "Little sister your just grown up and maturing." You know what? She would be correct. I feel it.

I feel I am at a point in my life where I should focus more on myself and my son. I feel I should start building a foundation for our future. I know that's something that should have been established long ago. We all know life gets in the way. But, it's how we handle and manage the obstacles that determines our future. I have been drab and played around for far too long. I am no where near where I wanted to be at this point in my life as a teenager. Yes, I know we all have extravagant hopes and dreams for our future as a youngster. However, I know that my goals can still be reached. I sat down and thought long and hard. I now know exactly what my 5 year goals are. They are typed, printed, and posted as a daily reminder.

Being that I know what my goals are, I figured I might as well get to working on them. I don't really consider myself to have a best friend. Therefore, when I need to vent I'll be posting here. Of course, I want be airing any dirty laundry. Lol, I know my business is my business. First, item on the agenda: Get my house in order!

To begin this process I created a huge to do list and gave myself a deadline. Of course, what doesn't get completed will roll over to the next to do list. The time frame I have set starts today Saturday, March 26, 2016 and tentatively ends Saturday, April 30, 2016. That is exactly 5 weeks away. My list currently consist of 53 items. Anything else that comes to mind will be added to my next to do list.

Well, I will give you guys an update later tonight or tomorrow. As, always Thanks for reading and your time is very much appreciated.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Coupons 4 Trade

I'm a member of various sites that provide the opportunity to trade coupons. Although, I've been trading for a few years I never kept a running list of what I had to trade. I did make a post containing My Coupon Wishlist and My ISO Coupon List. Thinking it would be a more convenient way to help me get rid of coupons I can't use, I decided to create a post for them. I collect my coupons from many sources Sunday inserts, magazines, peelies, blinkies, freebies, samples, and more. If you are interested in any of the coupons listed below feel free to message me at or leave a comment below. Be sure to let me know which coupons you are interested in and I will respond as soon as I can. Be sure to check back often as this list will be updated weekly.

Non-Insert Coupons:
$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer (6/15)
$1/1 Pledge or Armstrong floor care product (6/15)
.55/1 Shout product (6/15) ETS
$2/2 Pledge furniture care products (6/15)
$1/1 Pledge furniture care product (6/15)
$1/1 Windex touch-up cleaner product (6/15)
$1/2 Windex products (6/15)
.75/1 Windex multi-surface cleaning product (6/15)
.75/3 2-packs of Gerber organic 1st foods purees (6/1)
.45/2 Gerber infant cereals (6/1)
.75/4 Gerber natureselect 1st foods purees (6/1)
(2) $3/1 Carton of any style Marlboro cigarettes (6/30)

Publix Coupons: (Expires 4/22/13)
FREE Beech Nut rice cereal baby food 
$2/2 Similac or Isomil formula 
BOGO Publix wipes refill 
$1/2 Nursery drinking water 
BO Huggies diapers (20 to 42ct) GO Huggies wipes (64 to 72ct) FREE
BO Pampers cruisers diapers (88 to 132ct) GO Pampers wipes (192 to 231ct) FREE
BOGO Publix jumbo diapers
$2 Huggies diapers (20 to 40ct)
$1.50 any Nuk product
$4 Enfamil formula (single serves 16pk or ready to use 6pk)
$1 Stayfree pads (14 to 48ct)
BOGO Kotex maxi pads (14 to 24ct)
BO Evenflo single electric breast pump, GO pkg. of Evenflo 40ct disposable nursing pads FREE
$1 Lysol disinfectant spray (19oz can)
$2 A & D ointment (original or oxide cream, 4oz bottle)
(2) $3 Playtex bottles (1 to 3ct pkg)
$3 Ensure regular formula (vanilla or chocolate 6pk 8oz pkg)
$2/2 Similac or Isomil formula (ready to feed, assorted varieties, 32oz pkg)

Insert Coupons:

4-7 Smartsource
Alouette $1/1 cheese portions (6/1) DND
Biz $1.25/1 any size (5/19)
Blue Diamond $.25/1 4oz+ almonds (5/31)
Blue Diamond $1/1 10oz+ thin-shelled almonds (5/31)
Brookside $1/2 7oz pouches (6/15) Manufacturer Coupon Valid Only At CVS
Claritin $2/1 4oz or 20ct+ children’s (5/5)
Claritin $3/1 4oz children’s syrup (4/14)
Claritin $4/1 15ct+ D product (5/5)
Claritin $5/1 20ct+ children’s chewables (4/14)
Clearasil $.50/1 Daily Clear product (5/19)
Clearasil $1/1 Ultra product (5/19)
Clif $.50/1 Mojo bar (5/31)
Coca Cola/Mission Save $1.50 when you buy 2 Coca Cola 2L products and 2 Mission tortillas (5/5) 
Colgate $.50/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excluding Triple Action and Extra Clean (4/27)
Colgate $.75/1 4oz+ Total Zx ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive Pro-Relief (4/27)
Dr. Scholl’s $3/1 For Her insoles (5/18)
Dr. Scholl’s $3/1 Massaging Gel insoles (5/18)
Dr. Scholl’s $3/1 Pain Relief Orthotic inserts (5/18)
Dr. Scholl’s $4/1 Active Series insoles (5/18)
Farmer John $.75/1 bacon product (6/7)
Farmer John $1/1 hot dogs product (6/7)
Farmer John $1/1 sliced lunch meats product (6/7)
Farmer John $1/2 breakfast sausage product (6/7)
Farmer John $2/1 smoked sausage product (6/7)
Glade $1/2 4oz jar candles (6/1)
Golden Grain $.55/1 Hidden Veggie package (5/31)
Infusium 23 $2/1 8oz+ shampoo, conditioner or leave in treatment excludes 1.7oz or trial (5/7)
Mitchum $1/1 men or women product excludes trial and multipacks (5/2)
Nexcare $.55/1 bandages (5/31)
Nexcare $.55/1 first aid tape (5/31)
Palmolive $.50/1 14oz+ dish liquid (4/27)
Peet’s Coffee $1.50/1 12oz bag (6/30) DND
Pepperidge Farm $.50/1 3-layer cake (6/16)
Pepperidge Farm $1/1 cookie cake (6/16)
Pert Plus $1/1 13.5oz+ 2-in-1 product excludes 1.7oz or trial (5/7)
Planters $1/1 peanut butter (5/5)
RevitaLens $2/1 10oz+ OcuTec (5/13)
Schiff $1/1 vitamin or supplement excludes Move Free and Digestive advantage (7/7)
Schiff $3/1 Move Free (7/7)
Soft Soap $1/1 12oz+ body wash or bar soap (4/27)
Softsoap $.35/1 8oz+ antibacterial or premium liquid handsoap pumps (4/27)
Softsoap $.50/1 28oz+ liquid hand soap refills (4/27)
Stride $1/2 single packs (5/19)
V8 $1/2 64oz Splash (5/12)
Zantac $2/1 24ct or 30ct product (5/6)
Zantac $5/1 50ct+ product (5/6)
Zim’s $1/1 Max-Freeze or Maximum Heat (7/7)

3-24 RedPlum
Advil $1/1 20ct+ (6/22)
Advil $1/1 Children’s (6/22)
Advil $1/1 Migraine 20ct+ (6/22)
Advil $1/1 PM 16ct+ (6/22)
Alavert $1/1 product excluding 6ct (5/12)
Axe $1/1 face wash, shave gel or hydrator (4/21) ETS
Axe $1/1 shampoo or styling aid (4/21) ETS
Best Foods/Hellman’s $.50/1 22oz+ mayonnaise (5/5) TARGET coupon
Breeze 2 $10/1 meter (6/26)
Breeze 2 $20/1 test strips (6/26)
Cascade $.75/1 Platinum ActionPacs dishwasher detergent (4/30) ETS TARGET coupon
Dawn $.50/1 dish detergent (4/30) ETS TARGET coupon
Degree $.75/1 Men motionSENSE product (4/21)
Degree $.75/1 Women motionSENSE product (4/21) ETS
DermaSilk $5/1 full size product (4/6)
Dove $.75/1 6pk+ bar excluding Men+Care and trial (4/21)
Dove Men+Care $1/1 face care (4/21) ETS
Dove Men+Care $1/1 hair care (4/21) ETS
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! $.75/2 spread products (4/21)
Kibbles ‘n Bits $.55/1 dry dog food (5/25)
Knorr $.75/2 vegetable recipe mix packets(5/5) TARGET coupon
Lipton $.75/1 Recipe Secrets soup & dip mix packets (5/5)
L’Oreal $1/1 Paris eye product (5/18)
L’Oreal $2/1 Excellence shade or Excellence Richesse (5/18)
L’Oreal $3/1 Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara (5/18)
Nalley $.75/1 16oz+ pickles (5/17)
Noxzema $.50/1 skin care product (4/21) ETS
Noxzema $1/1 Perfect Pivot 5-Blade razor (5/24) ETS
POND’S $1/1 cream, towelettes or cleansing product (4/21) ETS
POND’S $1/1 Luminous Moisture, Luminous Clean cleanser or Luminous Clean towelette (4/21) ETS
Purina $1.50/1 Beneful Baked Delights dog snacks (6/24)
Purina Buy one Busy package, get 1 7oz or smaller free up to $3.69 (4/24)
Splenda $1/1 NECTRESSE 100% no calorie sweetener product (6/24) DND
Splenda $2/1 5.9oz canister NECTRESSE 100% no calorie sweetener (6/24) DND
Suave Professionals Men $.50/2 hair products (4/21) ETS
TheraTears $4/1 eye care product excluding Contact Lens Comfort Drops (6/30)
Thermacare $1/1 Cold Wrap 1ct or HeatWrap 2ct+ (6/22)
TRESemme $3/2 Platinum Strength, Keratin Smooth, Split Remedy or Naturals products (4/21) ETS
Tums $1.50/1 50ct freshers (5/24)
Tums $1.50/2 24ct+ (5/24)
Weber $1/1 seasoning bottle, BBQ sauce bottle or 2 marinade packages (5/31)
Wisk $1.50/1 24+ loads PowerBlasts (5/5)
Wisk $1/1 45oz+ laundry detergent (5/5)

3-24 Smartsource 
Almond Accents $.50/1 3.5oz+ (5/24)
Bio-Oil $2/1 2 or 4.2oz (5/31)
Bio-Oil $4/1 6.7oz (5/31)
Birds Eye $.50/2 C&W varieties (4/30)
Bisquick $.50/1 40oz+ Original or Heart Smart baking mix (5/18)
Brut $1/1 2oz+ antiperspirant/deodorants (4/24)
California Olive Ranch $1/1 extra virgin olive oil (7/31)
Claritin $5/1 15ct+ (4/21)
Clean & Clear $1/1 Advantage product (4/30) ETS
Clean & Clear $2/1 Advantage Daily Soothing product (4/30) ETS
Cuties $.50/1 2, 3 or 5lb product (4/24) DND
Easy-Off $.50/1 product (5/5)
Excedrin $1.50/1 100ct+ product (4/21)
Excedrin $1/1 24ct+ product (4/21)
Glass Plus $.35/1 product (5/5)
House Foods $1.50/2 organic tofu (6/30)
House Foods $1.50/2 tofu shirataki or shirataki (6/30)
House Foods $1/2 premium tofu (6/30)
Kaboom $.50/1 Foam-Tastic foaming cleaner (5/31)
Kaboom $.50/1 shower, tub & tile spray cleaner (5/31)
Kaboom $1/1 no drip foam or BowlBlaster cleaner (5/31)
Lime-A-Way $.50/1 product (5/5)
Litehouse $1/2 products (12/31)
Mountain High $.50/1 32oz yoghurt (5/18)
Neutrogena $1/1 Naturals acne product (6/23) ETS
Old English $.75/1 product (5/5)
Palmolive $.50/1 14oz+ dish liquid (4/13)
Palmolive $.75/1 14oz+ soft touch dish liquid (4/13)
Purina Friskies $.50/6 Rise & Shine wet cat food cans (6/24)
Purina Friskies $1/2 packages (5/24)
Purina Friskies $1/2 Rise & Shine dry fat food bags (6/24)
Revlon $1/1 hair color product (4/28)
Revlon $3/$6+ beauty tools purchase (4/23)
Seattle’s Best Coffee $1.50/1 12 or 20oz bag (5/24)
Similac $2/1 large powder (5/31)
Skintimate $.55/1 shave gel or shave creme excludes 2.75oz cans (5/5)
Smart Balance $.50/1 cooking oil (5/8)
Smart Balance $.50/1 non-stick cooking spray (5/8)
Smart Balance $.50/1 Rich Roast peanut butter (5/8)
Smart Balance $1/1 spreadable butter or blended butter sticks (5/8)
Smart Balance $1/2 buttery spreads (5/8)
Splenda $2/1 sweetener product (6/30) DND
Swanson $.40/2 26oz+ cartons, broth or stock (4/28)
Swanson $.40/5 broth cans (4/28)
Treasure Cave $.50/1 4oz+ cheese (6/30) DND
Velveeta $1/2 cheesy potatoes (4/21/13)
Woolite $1/1 50oz+ product (5/5)

RedPlum 3/17
$2 off Allegra Children’s (exp 4/13)
$3 off Allegra 24 hour, 5 or 15 ct., 12 hour, 12 ct. or D Allergy & Cong (exp 4/13)
$6 off Allegra product, 30 ct.+ (exp 4/13)
Free Axe Chilled face wash, 5 oz wyb (4) select items (Target coupon) (exp 4/30)
.40/1 C&H organic, 24 oz or washed raw sugar, 32 oz (exp 5/31)
.75/1 C&H sugar item, 2 lb+ (exp 5/31)
.75/1 C&H organic light or amber blue agave nectar (exp 5/31)
$1 off C&H light item (exp 5/31)
$5 off Canyon Creek Ranch dry cat food, 5 lb+ (exp 5/6)
$5 off Canyon Creek Ranch dry dog food, 5 lb+ (exp 5/6)
$1 off Carbona 2-in-1 Carpet or Steam Carpet Cleaner (exp 6/3)
$1 off Carbona Ceramic Cooktop Power Cleaner (exp 6/3)
$1 off Carbona Household Cleaner (exp 6/3)
.50/2 Domino 1lb boxes brown or Confectioners sugar (exp 5/31)
$1 off Domino Light product (exp 5/31)
.75/1 Domino Organic Light or Amber Blue Agave Nectar (exp 5/31
$1 off Garnier moisturizer (exp 5/11)
.55/1 Jimmy Dean product, excl rolls (exp 4/21)
.75/2 Jimmy Dean sausage rolls (exp 4/21)
.50/1 Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies (exp 5/12)
.50/2 Keebler Ready Crust pie crusts (exp 4/28)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Krispies 10oz + any flavor (exp 4/28)
.75/1 L’Oreal Studio Line styling item (exp 5/11)
$1 off L’Oreal Advanced haircare shampoo or conditioner (exp 5/11)$1 off L’Oreal skincare items (exp 5/11)
$2 off L’Oreal Advanced haircare treatment (exp 5/11)
$2 off L’Oreal Preference shade (exp 5/11)
$3 off L’Oreal Youth Code serum, day/night cream or day lotion (exp 5/11)
$3/2 L’Oreal skincare items (exp 5/11)
$3 off Nasal Ease Nasal Spray (exp 4/30)
$1 off Nauzene product (exp 5/11)
$1 off Purina select dog food, max 18.5 lb (exp 6/17)
$2/12 Purina Mighty dog cans or (1) variety pack, 12 ct. (exp 5/16)
$2 off Purina select dog food, 32 lb+ (exp 6/17)
$1 off Rimmel product (exp 5/31)
$1 off Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara (exp 5/31)
.75/1 Snausages or Snaw Somes! Dog snacks (exp 5/12)
.75/1 Sprayway glass cleaner (exp 7/31)
$1 off Sundown Naturals product (exp 4/16)
.50/2 Zatarain’s breadings or boils (exp 4/27)

Smart Source 3/17
$1 off Aleve product 80 ct + excludes Aleve-D products (exp 6/30)
$1 off Aleve-D product (exp 6/30)
$1 off Alka-Seltzer Original Product, excludes Plus Cold Products (exp 6/30)
$2 off Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (exp 6/30)
$2 off Alka-Seltzer Plus Sinus (exp 6/30)
$1 off Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Kid’s or Tooth Tunes toothbrush (exp 4/28)
$1 off Bayer Aspirin product 20 ct + (exp 6/30)
.50/1 Berkley Farms milk, gal or (2) half gal (exp 4/30)
.75/1 Berkley Farms heavy whipping cream or half & half (exp 4/30)
$1 off Citracal product (exp 6/30)
.50/1 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes (exp 4/28)
.50/2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 4 pk or One (1) 9 pk or larger (exp 4/28)
$1 off Cracker Barrel block 6 oz +, cracker cuts or snack bars cheese (exp 5/15)
$1/2 Dentyne or Trident gum, 9 pc.+, multipk., pouch or bottles (exp 4/28)
.75 off Finish Dishwasher Cleaner (exp 5/12)
$1.25 off Finish Quantum Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs 20ct + (exp 4/20)
.50/1 Finish Rinse Agent (exp 5/12)
.40/1 French’s spicy brown or horseradish mustard (exp 5/15)
.75/1 French’s French fried onions (exp 6/15)
$1 off Hasbro My Little Pony figure (exp 4/21)
$1 off Hasbro Play-Doh case of colors, 10 pk. (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Baby Alive Kicks & Cuddles Newborns doll (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Bayblade Hyperblades or Beywheelz (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Kre-O Micro-Changers Combiners buidling set (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Assemblers armor system (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Mr./Mrs. Potato Head (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Play-Doh Frosting Fun bakery, Chomper or Rapunzel (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Playskool Heroes (exp 4/21)
$2 off Hasbro Transformers Bot Shots Launchers (exp 4/21)
$3/$10 Hasbro Transformers Beast Hunters toy (exp 4/21)

SmartSource 3/10
.55/1 Alexia frozen item (exp 4/20)
$3/2 Banana Boat Sun Care Products 3 oz or + excludes lip balm & trial size (exp 4/20)
$1 off Banana Boat Sun Car Product 3 oz or + excludes lip balm & trial size (exp 4/20)
$1 off Better Than dog treats (exp 6/10)
$1 off Carapelli Olive Oil 17 oz + (exp 6/10)
$3 off Claritin children’s, 4 oz or 20 ct. + (exp 4/7)
$3 off Claritin D, 15 ct. + (exp 4/7)
$1 off Crystal Light liquid drink mix (exp 4/30)
.50/1 Daisy cottage cheese (exp 6/1)
$1.50 off di-gel antacid or antigas liquid (exp 5/1)
$1 off di-gel tablets (exp 5/1)
$5 off Eclos product (exp 4/10)
$1 off Edge shave gel or cream, 5.2 oz (exp 4/21)
$2 off Fiber Smart product (exp 6/30)
$1 off Finish Power Up Booster (exp 5/5)
.75/1 Franks Redhot sauce (exp 5/15)
$1 off French’s dijon or honey dijon mustard (exp 6/10)
.50/1 French’s honey mustard or honey mustard dipping sauce (exp 6/10)
$1 off Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Lotion 6 oz + excludes lip balm (exp 4/20)
$2 off Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product 4 oz + excludes lip balm (exp 4/20)
.50/1 Johnsonville Italian Sausage (exp 4/30)
.50/1 Jolly Time microwave popcorn (exp 4/30)
$1 off Ken’s dressing, 16 oz (exp 4/30)
$1/2 Ken’s dressing, 9oz (exp 4/30)
.55/1 Land O Lakes Half & Half product (exp 4/30)
$2 off L’Oreal EverCurl item (exp 5/4)
$2 off L’Oreal EverCurl, Creme, Sleek, Pure or Strong treatment (exp 5/4)
$2 off L’Oreal EverStyle (exp 5/4)
$1 off Lean Cuisine Salad Additions (exp 6/10)
$1 off Maxwell House International (exp 4/6)
$1 off Midnite Reg, PM or For Menopause (exp 5/4)
$2 off Nature Made full strength Minis (exp 4/10)
$1 off Nature Made full strength Minis Super Omega 3 (exp 4/10)
$2 off Nature Made VitaMelts (exp 4/10)
.75/1 New York Ciabatta Rolls with Cheese (exp 6/30)
.40/1 New York frozen bread (exp 5/31)
Free Pioneer Pancake or Baking mix 6 oz ($1) wyb 2 Pioneer Pancake or Baking Mix 6 oz pouches (exp 4/13)
.55/1 Pioneer Pancake or Baking Mix 32 oz + (exp 4/13)
$2 off Prevacid 24 hr item (exp 4/20)
$6/2 Prevacid 24 hr item, 28 or 42 ct. (exp 4/20)
B2G1 Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish dog food, max $2.19 (exp 6/10)
$2 off Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium dog food (exp 6/10)
$1.50 off Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium dog treats (exp 6/10)
$1/2 Stouffer’s single-serve entrees, max 21 oz (exp 5/31)
$2 off Visine product, 0.5 oz + (exp 5/31)
$2 off Voots supplement (exp 5/5)

3-3 Smartsource 
Activia $1/1 4pk (4/21)
Barilla $1/1 microwaveable meal (4/27)
Barilla $1/1 microwaveable meal (5/25)
Bausch+Lomb $3/1 Ocuvite product (4/30)
Clear Care $1.50/1 12oz+ cleaning and disinfecting solution (4/12)
Farmer John $.75/1 bacon package (5/3)
Farmer John $1/2 pork sausage packages (5/3)
Farmer John $2/1 smoked sausage package (5/3)
Fiber One $.50/1 protein chewy bars (4/27)
GenTeal $1.50/1 lubricant eye drop, gel or ointment (4/15)
Jergens $2/1 Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow moisturizer (4/20)
KC Masterpiece/Kingsford Charcoal Free 18oz KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce up to $2.29 with 12.5lbs+ Kingsford Charcoal purchase (5/26)Muscle Milk $2/1 10oz 4pk (6/30)
Nonni’s $1/2 Biscotti or Biscotti Bites (5/4)
Opti-Free $1.50/1 10oz+ product (4/12)
PureLife Naturals $3/1 product (6/30)
Purina $.75/2 Whisker Lickin’s cat treats (5/3)
Snyder’s $1/1 Flavored Pieces, Flavored Nibblers or Pretzel Sandwiches (4/30)
Stonyfield $1/3 Blends organic yogurt (4/15) DND
Zadiator/Naphcon-A $1/1 Naphcon-A eye allergy drops or $2.50/1 Zadiator eye drops (4/15)

Be sure to check back for the weekly update. Please view my Coupon Wishlist & my ISO List to see if you have any coupons I can use. As always, Thanks for reading!!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Coupons In The Mail

So, I'm on the journey to fill my coupon binder with as many usable coupons as possible. Not the Extreme Couponing way, you know 40 - 100+ of the same coupons all with the identical expiration date. Now, don't get me wrong having multiple coupons for one item is not a bad thing! I just coupon on a smaller scale and in a way that is comfortable for me. I would like to one day build a decent sized stockpile that would be useful for my family, the realistic way. Check your store coupon policies!!

Getting back to the reason for this post, coupons in the mail. There are many sources out there for receiving coupons besides the Sunday paper. I have come to realize that many internet printed coupons are of higher value than those found in the Sunday paper. Various magazines also include high value coupons. The magazines that I will link in this post are only the ones I receive or have received in the past. I'm only listing those I have knowledge of. Believe me there are plenty more magazines out there of which include coupons. Please, if you know of any I may have missed feel free to include the names and or links in the comment section.

As, I mention above printable coupons often have a higher value than those in the Sunday paper. Maybe not always but most of the time! I really wish I would have gained the knowledge that printable coupons can be mailed to you a few months back. Smh, I must say I used most of my ink printing coupons than school related materials.  I recently found out that coupons can be mailed to your home. Not, all coupons can be mailed to you. However, I suggest you try before printing each coupon unless you need it asap. Don't know what to do to get your coupons printed? Don't fret, I gotcha back ;) Proceed as if you are about to print the coupon (clicking the print your coupon or get my coupon button), when you get to the pop up screen that reads "Your coupons are waiting!", stroll down to the bottom of the page, click help on the right bottom corner, a mailer form should pop up allowing you to enter your name and mailing address. If the form does not pop up, you may see a strip on the bottom that states "Mail my coupon", if so click on the bottom in the right corner that reads "Click here". After clicking the button the mailer form should pop up.

Below is a current list of home mailers, printable coupons that can be mailed to you, clubs to join that send out coupons, and magazines that include coupons. I signed up for each before creating the link.


Johnson's Baby Oil Coupon - $1 off

Coffee-Mate - place your vote telling who needs a taste lift the most and get a $1/2. If you share 5 times you can up your coupon to $1.50/2!!

Purina Dog/Cat Treats

Ball Park Flamed Grilled Burgers - These are so yummy, coupon is $2/1!

YoCrunch Yogurt and Motts Applesauce - $1/1

Carefree Pantiliner - Click on special offers, enter your name & email addy, hit submit, and print screen pops up.

Pro Plan® Wet Entrees - Buy 2 Get 2 FREE - Technically a coupon for 4 FREE cans of cat food

FREE Nestle Fun Size Bag WYB 4 Tombstone Pizza’s

Fresh Pomegranates - stroll to the bottom of the page, coupon is for .50 off 

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows - .25 off any - coupon seems to print, then a picture will pop up, at the bottom of the screen will be the help button.

Pup-Peroni - $1/1

Carmex - $1/1

Listerine - $1/1

Bear Naked - $1/1

ChapStick Sports Ready - .55/1

Trident - $1/3

Lighthouse Foods - .55/1

Cesar Canine Cuisine - BOGO & 1 FREE wyb 3

Uncle Ben's Rice - $1/3

STP - $1/1

Children's Advil - $1.50/1

Burt Bee's Gud - $1/1

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough - $1.25/2

Lactaid or Tucks item

Downy Wrinkle Releaser - $1/1

Eckrich - .55/1 (1lb pkg)

Morton Salt - .50/1

Mucinex - $1/1

Visine coupons: w/ hydroblend - $3/1, any Visine $1/1, Visine - A $2/1

Clean & Clear - $1/1

Purina® Friskies® Plus - BOGO FREE

Alpo - $1/8

So Delicious Dairy Products

Garnier Moisturizer

Peace Cereal


Scharffen Chocolate

Sally Hansen's Hair Remover

Rudi's Organic Bread

RevitaLens Contact Solution

Skinny Cow - $1/1

Centrum Flavor Burst - $2/1

Home Mailers that contain coupons:

Publix Baby Club - Send coupons for FREE items. Must be a resident of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee to join.

 Home Made Simple Mailer

P & G Mailer - You get to choose coupons that your interested in to be mailed with your sampler box. P&G sample boxes and coupons are offered on a quarterly basis. The ordering periods are  January 1 - March 31, April 1 - June 30, July 1 - September 30, and October 1 - December 31.

Magazines that contains coupons: This one is hard. There are lots of FREE booklets and magazines that you can pick up in the store. I will list those as well.

Publix FamilyStyle Magazine - Sign up on the Publix website and this magazine will be mailed to you.

Diabetes and You - FREE publication that can be picked up in Walgreens Pharmacy section. There aren't many coupons in this publication. However, the ones that are included usually make items FREE or close to it.

Diabetes booklet in the pharmacy section of Rite Aid.

Publix and Walgreens both have coupon booklets located in the front of the store.

If there is a Harvey's in your area make sure you are signed up to receive their key mail. I called just yesterday to find out how often their coupon booklets are mailed out. Random rewards key holders receive a coupon booklet one a year. You can also scan your rewards key at the kiosk inside the store. You will use various coupons to use during your shopping trip that day as well as a few post dated manufacturer coupons.

There are some magazine that include coupons but are not FREE. If you sign up for freebies and samples you probably have came across FREE magazine subscriptions, a few contain coupons.

All You - This magazines contains coupons and coupon codes. I received a wonderful deal from Ebay. I got a 15 or 18 issue subscription for only $7.50.

Family Fun - This magazine contains coupons, crafts, recipes and great articles on family living. It's wonderful if you have small children or work with them.

I hope this post has helped you begin to fill your coupon binders, boxes, envelopes, and most importantly your mailboxes with coupons. There are other magazines that contain coupons but this post is long over due! Stay tuned I will be doing updates with more information and links as I have time and find them.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

It's been forever since I have written a blog post! School and life has taken over and barely leaves me time for anything else. There are tons of new things happening in my life and I plan to share them all (most anyway).  I recently joined a Word of Mouth group called Green Moms Meet. Green Moms Meet is an online resource that empowers moms to come together in an informal setting and talk about the latest on raising healthy families and living green (taken from the Green Moms Meet site). I was selected to be a Mom Ambassador and Moms Meet Blogger. I'm extremely honored to be selected to be a part of this wonderful group and blog all about it.

My first blogging invite was National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day! Yep, you guessed it today is National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day. So, I went to eat lunch with my son and his class. Today, was a little different. I have eaten lunch in the school's cafeteria many times before due to my student teaching this semester. Today, my son's extra generous teacher treated those students who made the honor roll to an ice cream treat in their classroom. So I wasn't able to talk to the lunch staff. Mrs. Gowen informed those receiving the treat before leaving the classroom, that they were to pick up their lunch trays and line up to go back into the classroom. The remaining students sat at their assigned lunch table and ate lunch as usual. At first, I felt sorry for those students that didn't get to go. Knowing what was going on in the classroom while they sat in the lunch room. Then, I realized this act would actually make them work harder to make it onto the honor roll next 9 weeks. My son was one of the students that received the treat, my big boy made the A honor roll!!! Math 95, Reading 95, and ELA 97 I'm such a proud mommy :)

Unfortunately, I didn't have my memory card in my camera but I did get a few pictures. I will up load them once I get my camera cord. For lunch students had: Roasted chicken, Baked sweet potato fries, cabbage, pear, juice and milk. Most students seemed to enjoy their lunch. I noticed almost all of the students ate their chicken, a few ate their cabbage, and they all seemed to be taken away by the sweet potato fries. I couldn't get my son to eat lunch from the cafeteria today, he brought his lunch. I was able to ask him a couple of questions once he got home about the food in the lunchroom.

His favorite breakfast items are the Super donuts and sausages. His favorites use to be corn or frosted flakes and blueberry muffins. Super donuts and sausages are his favorite because he loves their taste. Kelin's favorite lunch items are grapes, oranges, salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, and pizza. These lunch items are his favorites because they all taste really good. Students are allowed to purchase extra items occasionally. I asked "How do you choose what you eat in the cafeteria as far as extras?" He replied that he purchase the items that tastes the best to him. Carrots are his favorite vegetable served at school. When asked what item he's served at school he would like for me to make, he replied "uncrustables because they look like a pie." He aslo would like the school to serve more mixed fruit, carrots, and celery because they are healthy snacks. Kelin said he doesn't always eat everything on his tray, but sometimes he cleans it! Sometimes he is full after lunch and sometimes he's still hungry. Items served that he doesn't like are the normandy blend or sloppy joe because he doesn't like the way it tastes.

Milk and fruit juice is served everyday. I was told the lunch staff always wants the students to get juice, when asked if he gets a juice everyday he said yes. Apple juice is his favorite juice and pineapple is the one he likes the least because it tastes nasty. Kelin drinks some of his milk everyday and sometimes drinks it all. The school serves three types of milk: regular, chocolate, and strawberry milk. Regular milk is his favorite while he doesn't really care for the strawberry milk because it's too sweet. He would like for the lunch staff to serve shrimp, crackers, brownies and more pizza. I asked if he felt like he had enough time to eat his lunch. Kelin thinks the students need more time to eat lunch. They only have enough time to eat a little bit of their food before staff calls for students wanting to purchase extras. After purchasing extras, students feel rushed to finish eating.

The opinions within this post are those of my son and myself. He is just one of the many students served at our local elementary school. Being that I didn't get to talk to an actual member of the kitchen staff I will state what differences I have seen so far. This year our Elementary school cafeteria has made lots of changes. I have noticed that they are serving fresh fruit now, opposed to fruit cocktail that was served at breakfast and lunch. The menu now consists of more items from the food groups. I feel like the new menu plan will introduce a lot of children to healthy eating and will encourage students to try foods they have never tried before. Overall, I enjoyed my lunch visit with my son and his class.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ebay Love :)

Good Morning Everyone! I'm up early and extremely excited this morning :) I just checked on my 18 month subscription for All*You magazine I purchased on Ebay for only $7.50 (Great Lick)!! When my information popped up it showed I paid $20. I use a prepaid card for online purchases and only put $20 on the card. I also made three other transactions purchasing coupon inserts. A total of 15 to be exact :) Yep, I would say I was on a roll! I was given a code to activate my subscription which was done through a school fundraiser. I kind of felt bad, because the seller must have paid the remainder. But, hey I got my All*You subscription I have been wanting for so long. Although, I would have gotten my $25 back in one or two issues, that's the price for a regular subscription. I just didn't want to pay it lol! I also noticed that the subscriptions seem to have more coupons than the store bought magazines. I purchased the June issue and felt like it didn't have as many coupons in it as I was use to when I had a previous subscription. I don't know I maybe wrong it just seems that way. The page with all the coupons listed was not included inside of my June issue. But, I don't believe I had the same amount as the subscription magazine listed on the cover. I did however purchase the Summer special edition, that magazine alone made up for any and everything I was missing :)

Do any of you purchase or have a subscription to All*You? How long have you had it? What do you like best about it? Did you know their website offer free samples every day? They do visit All*You Daily Samples :) Do you coupon? Where do you get your coupons from? Leave me a comment below please. I would love to hear from a few followers.


Jimmy Dean's® Pancake & Sausage on a Stick

One of the best on the go breakfast items are Jimmy Dean's Pancake and Sausage on a Stick. These are a favorite of both my son and I!! I must pick up a box every month when I go grocery shopping. I grew up on Jimmy Dean products, it was always my favorite brand. As a young child my favorite was their sausage patties and sausage biscuits. Every summer my cousins and I piled in my Grandmothers house and our parents stocked her freezer with Jimmy Dean goodness. Having this history with Jimmy Dean, the first time I saw the Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick I just knew they would be delicious. I like the fact that they are microwaveable, you can grab them and go, and the pancake doesn't get soggy when you cook them. My son and nephew likes to eat them just as they are,  but I like to dip mine in syrup. In my opinion the pancake kind of has a maple syrup taste to it. Each Pancake and Sausage on a Stick is individually wrapped. So once the box is almost empty you can neatly stack them in a tray or corner of your freezer to save space. Anyone that has not tried Jimmy Dean's Pancake and Sausage on a stick is definitely missing out!!

There are actually three different varieties of the Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick. There is the original of course, blueberry, and chocolate chip. At this point, I have not tried the chocolate chip flavor. My cousin stated that her two boys, ages two and twelve both love the chocolate chip flavor and the thought of having chocolate for breakfast. Jimmy Dean's Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick comes in full size with a stick or the mini without a stick. We love them both in my home :)

Want something healthier? Try Jimmy D's® Griddle Sticks made with turkey sausage. I have not tried this product yet so I can't vouch for it's taste. But, be on the look out because I do plan to purchase all turkey one month (bacon, sausage and burgers). I'm collecting coupons for the journey now and so that review should be up in a month or so. If any of you have tried the Jimmy D's® Griddle Sticks or any of the other turkey items please leave me a comment and let me know your opinions. I have a lot of friends and family that have made the switch especially with the bacon.

Please leave comments and let me know your thoughts on the products in this review. If you have also reviewed these items please by all means, leave a link below so I can check out your post. If you would like to use part of this post in a post on your blog, I ask that you please link back giving proper credit. The opinions stated above are mine solely and have not be swayed in any way.

Thanks for reading :)