September 30, 2010

Tip of the day

As many of you who’ve been reading this week know, tonight is the Ladies Night Out event at Faith UMC.  I have taken the lead in organizing the event, and I’ve been busy this week with last minute details and tweaks.  I’m looking forward to a fun and relaxing evening tonight, and I really hope you’ll join us!

When things get busy, I find that I’m even worse about taking care of myself than usual.  Below are a few tricks that I’ve learned from busy weeks:

  • Take time to breathe.  At least 5 times per day, focus on your breath.  Take slow and deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.  It calms your body and helps to lower your blood pressure and stress response.
  • Take time for yourself.  Yesterday my body was so tired, and it would have been very easy to opt out of my afternoon yoga class.  Yet, it was exactly what I needed.  I think I yawned through the first half of it, but as we began our standing poses my body started to wake up.  After the class I was more centered, relaxed, and energized.  Sounds like a contradiction to be relaxed and energized, right?  It isn’t.  My muscles were less tense, my thoughts were more positive, and my body was ready for the rest of the afternoon. 
  • Take some snacks with you.  Isn’t it funny how mothers will make sure their children eat healthy meals, get plenty of rest, and have exercise, but we don’t really model that behavior very well?  Yesterday, I left the house without having breakfast.  Luckily I had picked up a couple of Luna bars from Kroger (free after coupons).  Having one of those in my purse kept me from running through a fast food drive through for “nourishment”.   I ran back to the house before yoga and grabbed a baggie of grapes that I had prepped and ready.  It was a perfect, healthy snack.
  • Slow down to hurry up.  When you are in a rush to complete a task, you’re much more likely to make mistakes.  Sometimes the best thing that you can do is stop what you are doing, take a breath of fresh air outside, and then go back to the task with more focus. 
  • Don’t do it alone.  The art of delegating is a necessity to surviving a role as a leader.  Learn to ask for help when needed, and even more than that, let people help when they want.  Just because someone is doing something differently than you had planned, it doesn’t mean that it is wrong.  The time to delegate is at the beginning of the planning process.  Luckily, we have a great team of volunteers at our church, and the women and men helping with the event tonight have been awesome on every level.
  • Access your social supports.  When focused on one task, it is easy to "put your blinders on”.  Calling a friend to chat, getting together for a cup of tea, or enjoying a walk on a nice afternoon are all ways to connect. 
  • Take time for prayer and meditation.  You’ll be more centered, more positive, and more motivated than before. 

Free Sample Dawn or Cascade

After completing a short survey, you can score a free sample of Dawn Hand Renewal dishwashing liquid OR Cascade 3-in-1 automatic dishwasher detergent. One warning from the reader who sent me this info:

Don't get sucked into the option (after completing the survey) to get an "extra" freebie: they offer a couple of full-size bottles of Clorox 2 stain fighter and color booster. Sounds good, right? But (as is so often the case), there's a catch--and it involves money. After registering and completing their short survey, you have to sign up for a "deal" ($) to get the goods.

Thank you so much, Becky!! 

Tip of the day

It is the end of the month, don’t forget to print your coupons!  Coupon sites often refresh coupons at the first of the month.  If there are some you want to be sure to snag, print them before it is too late. 

September 28, 2010

Weekly Matchups and Deals, Week of 9/26-10/2

Co-op Advantage Stores/Three Rivers Market September 15-30


Family Dollar through 9/30


September Matchups for Earth Fare

target frugal mom blogger  columbus ohio


kroger deals kroger sales logo

Kroger and here




Food City



New Walgreens coupon policy here



What to watch for at local farmers markets:   fresh eggs, milk, meats, greens (think arugula and kale), bok choy, Chinese/Napa cabbages, edible flowers and cutting flowers,  garlic, onions,  hot peppers, bell peppers, winter squashes/pumpkins, shelling beans, okra,  grapes, pears, apples, dried corn/cornmeal, eggplant, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, herbs, potted plants and flowers, honey, and home canned goods like jams and jellies.

Tip of the day—tea

From the feedback that I’d received from some readers, you like the tips of the day enough to keep them coming.  Thanks for all of you who took the time to leave a comment or e-mail me.  It is always good to hear what you like and want more of for this blog.  I have so enjoyed getting to know some of the readers, and I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know!

Today’s tip was one that I was reminded of when last in Knoxville’s little gem Tea at the Gallery.  A friend and I had enjoyed a pot of tea together, and the waitress asked if we would like some hot water to steep some more tea.  When you have high quality loose leaf tea, you can usually make more than one pot of tea with the leaves.  I recommend steeping the second pot for longer and using a little less water than the first pot.  You’ll get two pots for the price of one this way!

When you are done with tea bags or tea leaves, make sure to gently squeeze them to release the rest of the tea.  Tea leaves will soak up a lot of liquid, and if you don’t do this, you are wasting all of that brewed tea.

To discard leaves and bags, save them for your compost pile.  They are great for your soil!

If you haven’t yet stopped into the Tea at the Gallery and are a local, I hope you will.  It is such a delightful place.

Walgreens $10/$40 Online Purchases Turns 10! In honor of our anniversary, enjoy $10 OFF online orders of $40 or more! Enter coupon code ANNIVERSARY at checkout thru Saturday, October 2.*

Now through October 2nd, use coupon code ANNIVERSARY for $10/$40 Walgreens online purchase.

World Market—FREE Shipping on Halloween Finds

FREE SHIPPING on all Online Halloween Finds.

If you’ve never shopped at World Market before, you are in for a treat.  It is such a fun place to shop for seasonal items, especially little sweets and treats for all of your special ghouls and goblins.  For me to go to our local World Market, though, it is a 30 minute drive each way.  To save gas, I’ll probably be taking advantage of this free shipping deal on all World Market online Halloween finds.  Happy Shopping!

Three Rivers Market Weekly Deals

After reading last week's NYT article on vegetable consumption in America (and the CDC report it referenced) Three Rivers Market is offering up special prices on some of their favorite comfort food compadres:

Organic Russet Potatoes - .79¢/lb. (reg. .99)

Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes - .99¢/lb. (reg. $1.19/lb.)

3# Bag Organic Apples - $3.99 ea. (reg. $4.99)

Bath & Body Works FREE Room Spray or Home Fragrance Oil with purchase


Purchase $10 or more at Bath & Body Works and score a FREE room spray or home fragrance oil with coupon (code 3404) in stores or code LOVEFALL online.  Offer valid through October 12th.

World Market—Double Coffee Credits on Wednesdays

Wake-Up Wednesdays: Earn Free Coffee Faster!

Like coffee?  What about FREE coffee?  I thought so!  Remember that on Wednesdays at World Market you can score double credits for each coffee you buy using the World Market Explorer Rewards Program.  Once you reach 6 bag credits, you will earn a FREE 12 oz bag of World Market coffee for your next visit.

Gap 25% off $100 or more

GET THE FIRST LOOK AT OUR WINTER PREVIEW. IT'S A WHOLE NEW SIDE OF GAP. 2 DAYS ONLY. ONLINE & IN STORES. 25% OFF NEW STYLES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY + FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $100 OR MORE* | Enter code GAPSAVE at checkout. Now through September 29. Regularly priced merchandise. Online offer excludes women's premium pants, GapBody Fit, plus kids & baby sleepwear.

For two days only, online and in stores you can receive 25% off all Gap orders of $100 or more by using coupon code GAPSAVE at checkout.  For online orders you’ll also score free shipping!

September 27, 2010

Ladies Night Out THIS WEEK!

New ImageBack by popular demand, Faith UMC presents Ladies Night Out on Thursday, September 30th from 6-8pm. Last year the event was a huge success. Women were able to fellowship, enjoy some delicious refreshments, relax with some pampering, and get a jumpstart on their holiday shopping.

Vendors are donating a portion of their revenue for the evening to Faith United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome, and we hope you will bring friends and family for a “girls night”. Admission is FREE and there will be chances to win plenty of door prizes!

More details: Faith United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Dry Gap Pike and Rifle Range Road at 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. (865) 688-1000 (865) 688-1000. or e-mail me if you have questions.


Avon—If you think that Avon only sells make-up, you are in for a surprise! I was impressed with the jewelry that they have in their catalog. A friend recently told me that she loves their lipsticks, and of course there is always the staple of the Avon Skin-So-Soft.

Celebrating Home—Everyone who has told me about Celebrating Home has raved about their candles! I bought some last year for relatives, and they loved them!

Circular Bible Verses—Check out samples of Sharon’s amazing artwork at her website. She is new to the event this year, and we are so excited to have her!

Clover Cottage--Located on Hotel Ave in the heart of Fountain City, this little gift shop has something for everyone, from custom embroidered items to gifts for your favorite UT fan and everything in between.

Curves—While Curves won’t have a booth this year, they are providing a great door prize that you’ll have a chance to win! Have you been to a Curves yet? If not, you should check it out.

Debbie Black Designs from the Heart—A church member met Debbie at another event and said that we must have her participate at ours. She specializes in wreaths and arrangements, and I look forward to picking out one for our home! She is also a new addition to the vendor list this year.

Faithstock—On October 9th, Faith UMC will host a FREE family friendly outdoor Christian music concert. You can learn all of the details and buy a t-shirt at this booth. Go to the link for the list of bands and lineup.

Homemade Gourmet—In addition to gourmet and up-scale food mixes, they offer a bundle deal to help save some money. Delana had samples of different mixes last year. I receive her email newsletter and have been salivating over some of the dessert options. I bought a few of her products last year, and they were so handy to have available when I needed a quick appetizer.

Icing on the Cake—Lori’s specialty cakes are a huge hit at any birthday party or special event. She is making one of her fantastic creations for the refreshment table this year. YUMMMMMY!

La Selva MedSpa—I am thrilled that they will be coming! They were a HUGE hit last year, and they are trying to secure two massage therapists this year.

Mary Kay—I love this company for how they empower women! The Satin Hands gift set makes a wonderful gift.

Miche Bags--These bags are the "perfect solution for women on the go". You've seen these advertised on TV, and now you'll get to check them out in person.

Pampered Chef—If you do not get any other item from Pampered Chef, I recommend their trifle bowl as a must have. I use trifle dishes for a lot of recipes, and I was always so frustrated with how I had to store them. The Pampered Chef trifle has a pedestal that fits inside of the bowl AND a lid for easy storage.

Premier Designs Jewelry—The jewelry on their website is amazing. Since last year’s event I’ve become a Premier addict! I have many of their pieces, and I receive compliments on them all of the time.

Salon Mira Mira—I went to this salon last year to get my hair trimmed. What a wonderful experience! They didn’t even fuss at me for going so long in between hair cuts! They were happy that I was growing my hair out for Locks of Love and gave me some pointers and tips to help with the process. They will be doing nail painting at the event.

Stella & Dot—If you’ve read a magazine or watched entertainment TV shows in the last year, you’ve seen their jewelry. Super fashionable and feminine, we are very happy to have a Stella and Dot rep joining us this year! I have already spotted a few necklaces that I want to buy!

Suzan’s Bows—One of our church members will be making custom hair bows at the show! You should see some of the bows that she has made for her little girls—soooo cute!

Thirty-One—Check out the bags on their website! Their newest catalog has some great designs. I plan to pick up, among other things, a new purse for me and a bib for my nephew.

Tupperware—My favorite item in the catalog is their sandwich keeper. We have been impressed with how well the ones we have had held up over the years.

Uppercase Living—Does that wall space in your kitchen need a little pizzazz? Check out the Uppercase Living catalog to get the designer look for a lot less. A few of our church members ordered wall decor through them last year and they have been very pleased. View some of their designs at one of our church member’s stores—The Fishing Place, located in Halls in the Kmart shopping center.

Usborne Books—I hosted a book party a year ago, and I received enough free books for most of my young relatives for the holidays. We love their Spanish DVD, and my nephews went on and on about how cool the dinosaur books were.

Zija--Zija is a delicious, all-natural beverage blended from a miracle plant called Moringa, considered by many to be the most nutrient-rich plant ever discovered. Zija is overflowing with cell-ready nutrients, antioxidants, minerals, omega oils and vital proteins. Zija provides natural Anti-Aging benefits as well as delivers Anti-Inflammatory support. Zija improves your metabolism and supplies nutrients missing in the modern diet.

Meal Planning

This meal plan is for 2 adults and 1 child and the occasional guest to dine with us.  NOTE—I often make enough food to freeze or have for another meal.  Because of this, leftovers are counted as $0 on the menu.

My best tip for meal planning is to do what works for you.  For me, having a plan, even if I don’t follow it fully helps me to make sure we have food on the table.  I try to plan based on what we have in the garden, what is fresh from the farmers market, what needs using in the pantry/fridge/freezer, and what we have time to make when things are busy. 


Tonight will be a busy night, so I’m going to keep it easy. 

We’ll have Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese ($1 after coupon and sale)

tomatoes from the garden (free)

peas (bought at Kroger Mega Event with coupon, half of a bag 25cts)

smores for dessert (this is technically a leftover from camping, I’ll heat them in the microwave or toaster oven)

Approximate cost: $1.25



Today I’ll make a huge pot of chicken and vegetable soup.  There will plenty for leftovers and to freeze for a quick meal at a later date.

(Chicken is organic and was bought marked down and with coupon, the rest of the veggies will be ones we’ve preserved from our home garden)

Approximate cost: $6



I’ll be helping with the children's program at church that evening.  We decided on pizza for supper tonight.

Approximate cost: $0 (out of church budget)



I’ll be at Ladies Night Out at church this evening. 

Supper for the rest of the family will be leftover chicken and vegetable soup

Approximate cost: $0



We have a tentative birthday party this evening.  If it doesn’t work out that we go to it, I’ll pull out some chili from the freezer.

Approximate cost: $0



I never made the sausage dressing when I had it planned last. 

I’ll make it tonight and add some veggies from the freezer as side dishes.

(Sausage bought on sale with coupon, cornbread mix was free after sale and coupon, veggies from the garden, chicken broth pulled from the soup I made earlier in the week)

Approximate cost: $2



Lamb steaks (bought from a local farmer) $6

Potatoes with herbs (from the garden) $0

Braised cabbage 50cts

Approximate cost: $6.50

Tip of the day

Emergency Preparedness Tip of the week--

Do you have someone in your neighborhood who is elderly, disabled, or who might need assistance if there were an emergency?  Prayerfully consider how you might help that person in the event of a true emergency. 

September 25, 2010

Jerry’s Artarama Freebies with Purchase

Free Joe DiGiulio Signed Pro Stroke #10 Bristle Flat Brush with every Joe DiGiulio World of Art DVD! Retail value of $49 -- for only $19.99! Limit 1 per order. Only at Jerry's Artarama!

Free Artists' Oil Brush Free with purchase of any 5 tubes of Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colors. Only while supplies last! Offer good only on Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colors purchased between 6/1/10 and 10/1/10. Download rebate!

Up to 55% Off List Price on Permalba Oil Colors! All New Seven Tube Oil Set for $35.99! All 35 ml tubes as low as $3.24 and 150 ml for as low as $8.55!

Are you an artist?  Do you have an artist to buy a birthday or holiday gift for this year?  If so, you might want to sign up for the Jerry’s Artarama email newsletter.  I have a good friend who passed on the news of their freebies and rebates program.  The deals rotate out regularly, so be sure to check the website and sign up for the newsletter for the latest deals.   Be sure to “Like” Jerry’s Artarama on Facebook, too.  They just ran a promotion where you could score a pack of gel pens with a $25 purchase.

Tip of the day

Once a month check your food stores.  This not only helps to prevent spoilage and waste, but it also helps you to keep better tabs on what you have on stock to use for meals.

  • Check your freezer.  Discard what is freezer burned or what might be beyond use.  Give it a good wipe down and refresh the baking soda box.
  • Look in your fridge.  Use any leftovers, the last of the olives, that last teaspoon of jelly, anything that might need eating to make way for fresh foods.  Give everything a good wipe down and replace the baking soda box in there.  Check the temperature and make sure it is at the proper level.  Vacuum the coils so that it is running properly.
  • What do you have in dry storage?  Onions starting to sprout?  Chop them and put them in a bag in the freezer.  This will help to streamline your prep work for supper on busy nights.  Potatoes starting to sprout?  Consider planting them this year as part of your garden.  Garlic getting tough?  Roast or dehydrate it so that you can use it before it goes bad. 
  • What about your pantry?  Organize.  I like to put the cans so that I can see the labels, because I’m anal because I like to see what is available with a quick scan.  Make a habit of putting the new cans and jars in the back so that you can use them in a first in first out method.  Check any food that you have preserved at home for spoilage and discard what is unsafe to use. 
  • Check your spices.  If you can’t smell them, then they are probably too old to use.  Most spices do best if stored for 1-2 years. 
  • Plan a meal or two using the odds and ends that you found in your kitchen quest. 

September 24, 2010

Blogging Break

I’ll not be blogging much in the next couple of days.  I’m going to do my best to be screen free for a few days.  Yikes—pray for me!!!  ;)

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Free Museum Day TOMORROW

Smithsonian Magazine sponsors "Museum Day," to be held this year on Saturday, September 25th.  Click the link to download your ticket.

The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission to one person, plus a guest.

  • One ticket per household
  • A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only participating museums
  • Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day website.

For Tennesseans, the AMSE is participating in Oak Ridge, and there are even more museums in Nashville and Memphis on the list.

Thanks to one of my favorite readers, Becky, for sending me this freebie info! 

Movies on Market Square, Knoxville


Information from the Knox County Library newsletter:

The Library's popular outdoor movie series will return to Market Square for the 7th year of free family fun in front of the silver screen! The movies play on Friday nights from September 10 through October 15--that's 6 great nights of free fun. The movies start around 8 p.m., as soon as it's dark enough!

The Lineup:

September 24: Cats and Dogs (PG) a fido-friendly film presented by PetSafe
October 1: Pretty in Pink (PG-13) Breast Cancer Awareness
October 8: The Spy Next Door (PG)
October 15: Hitchcock's North by Northwest (not rated)

We love this fun family freebie!  We pack up a few lawn chairs and meet up with friends for a relaxing and inexpensive evening out.  Hope to see you there!

Kraft Homestyle $1/1 Coupon

Save $1/1 Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with this new coupon.  If you haven’t yet tried their new product line, you are in for a treat!

Chili’s Monday, September 27th

All we're asking is that you show up, eat, and have a great time. 
Oh, and forward this email to 50,000 of your closest friends.  

*At Participating Chili's Restaurants in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  

To Invite a Friend Click the Pepper!:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ALSAC * Denny Thomas, Founder

On Monday, September 27th, Chili’s will be donating 100% of their profits to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Mark your calendars to support this worthy cause.

September 23, 2010 80% off AND Free $10 Gift Cert

SAVE 80%: Get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $2!

Use promo code AUTUMN at and you’ll not only receive 80% off of your restaurant gift certificates but you will also get a FREE $10 gift certificate with every order!

Coupon Preview 9/26

BS01178_1 There will be 3 coupon inserts this Sunday (9/26)—1 Smartsource, 1 Red Plum, and 1 Procter & Gamble.  Happy Couponing!

Free Glade Products at Target

Glade(R) products

Use these two new Glade coupons on the Right at Home website stacked with the Target Glade coupons, and you can score some free Glade at Target this week:

Glade Tough Odor Solutions Carpet & Room $1.99

Use $1/1 Glade Coupon

Use $1/1 Target Glade Tough Odor Solutions Coupon


Thanks Southern Savers!

Tip of the day

Preventative health measures are not just good for your wallet, they could save your life.  Today perform your monthly self check breast exam and encourage those you love to do the same. 

September 22, 2010

Free Sample Crest Pro-Health

Free Sample of Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste

Request your free sample of Crest® Pro-Health® Clinical Gum Protection toothpaste while supplies last.  Click the "Take the Quiz" button and take 2 question quiz on the Walmart site to see if you have signs of gingivitis. Even if you don’t qualify, you’ll still get a free sample of another Crest product.

Free Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate

When you send a Ghirardelli  "I Care" message to a friend, they will send them a coupon for a free Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate Product and a reminder about how important early detection is in the treatment of breast cancer.  Thanks Together We Save!

Free Meal with Dollywood Tickets

Free Meal Offer

Purchase a full-priced one-day Dollywood admission ticket online and receive a FREE meal voucher which may be redeemed Oct. 1 - 30.

Meal vouchers are valid for breakfast before 10:30 a.m. at Aunt Granny’s restaurant or after 3 p.m. on select meals at Hickory House BBQ, Red’s Diner, Backstage Restaurant or Ham ’n’ Beans. (View menu.)

Visit the Special Offers section to take advantage of this limited-time offer!

Free Samples Shout and Pledge


Each sheet absorbs and traps loose dyes in the wash to prevent color bleed and discoloration. No more unpleasant surprises! Learn more.

Shout is offering a FREE sample of their color catcher product.


September’s last weekly giveaway

SC Johnson’s last giveaway in September is a Ready-to-Shine Gift Pack, given to the first 3,000.  It contains one Pledge® Multi Surface Duster, one pouch of Pledge® Lemon Clean Wipes and one canister of Windex® Original Glass Wipes.

When you know you’ll be signing up for multiple freebies, be sure to hit CTRL C when your address is highlighted to make it easier to fill out the other forms.  When you want to paste the info, hit CTRL V.  Voila!

Thanks Becky!!

Shepherd’s Pie

DSC_1835This is a repost from last year, but since we just picked up our lamb order for the year, I’ve had lamb recipes on my mind.

This photo does not do justice to how wonderful Shepherd’s Pie really is!  I hope you’ll try it.  If you do not like the sweetness of lamb, you can make a cottage pie instead by using ground beef instead of ground lamb.


1 onion chopped

2 cloves garlic minced, more if desired

2-3 carrots chopped

1 lb ground lamb

Prepared mashed potatoes, these can be leftovers or freshly made

1T or more butter

1 cup frozen peas, more if desired

1 can cream of mushroom soup (If you prefer to not use canned soups, you can make a white sauce.  See below for directions on doing so).

In a heavy skillet, brown the lamb with the onions, garlic and carrots in either butter or a little oil.  Season the mixture either with salt and pepper or Tony’s.  (I prefer Tony’s).  Drain the mixture if desired once the lamb is browned fully.  Remove from heat and stir in the can of cream of mushroom soup.  In a buttered casserole dish, add the meat and soup mixture.  Top with a layer of peas.  Top that layer with mashed potatoes.  Dot the top with a bit of butter.  Heat in the oven at 350 degrees until the top is a golden brown.

White sauce, if you prefer to not use the canned cream of mushroom soup.

In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk 2 T. butter and 2 T. all purpose flour together to make a blond roux.  Add 1 cup of whole milk or cream, whisking as the milk is added to the roux.  Cook on medium low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thickened.  If you would like to add mushrooms, do so.  Otherwise add the mixture to the meat and vegetable mixture.

Earth Fare 20% off frozen entrees & desserts

Now through 9/28/10 enjoy a 20% discount on frozen entrees and desserts at Earth Fare.  Yummmm, ice cream!

Old Navy Baby Sale through 9/23

BABY SALE the Parade of Cute! Up to 40% OFF - Featuring THE LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON - Ends Tomorrow! 9/23 - Baby Girls $5 LEGGINGS (reg. $7.50) - Baby Boys $5 TEES (reg. $6.50-$12.50) $10 SNEAKERS (reg. $12.50 - $19.50) - Newborn $5 BODYSUITS (reg. $7.50 - $14.50) $9 HOODIES (reg. $12.50 - $19.50) - Accesories $5 HAT & MITTEN SETS (reg. $6.50 - $9.50) | SHOP BABY GIRLS - BABY BOYS - NEWBORN GIRLS - NEWBORN BOYS | SELECT STYLES ONLY. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Shop Old Navy now through 9/23 for some great deals for babies.  Free Shipping on any Baby or Maternity purchase of $50 or more with code ONSALE.

September 21, 2010

Huggies Wipes 41cts at Target

Check out this great deal from Kathryn over at Knoxville on a Dime:

Go HERE to print a coupon good for $2.50/3 Huggies wipes

Then go HERE to print 3 $0.75/1 Huggies wipes Target Qs

The Huggies tubs are just $1.99 at Target right now so you can score them for just $0.41 each!

Blockbuster Kiosk, Free rental code expires 9/30

Use coupon code SSD19B now through 9/30/10 for a free night’s rental at any Blockbuster KioskThanks Money Saving Maine-iac!

Free Sample Crest “For Me”, Vocalpoint

Tween Toothpaste Giveaway

Y’all, have I told you lately how awesome Vocalpoint is?  Their newest “Try and Tell” is a free sample of Crest “For Me”, a new toothpaste designed for tweens.  Thanks Knoxville on a Dime!

Free Sample Cinnabon Flavored Cream of Wheat

Cream of Wheat

It has been a busy week in our household, and yes, I realize that we haven’t even made it to Wednesday yet.  ;)  I so appreciate it when readers email me with goodies and freebies because I can get behind on things when life is a little more hectic.  This is a great freebie to add to your camping supplies for this fall!

Sign up for a FREE sample of Cinnabon Flavored Cream of Wheat here.  Thanks Becky!!!

Daily Tips, Yes or No

Good Morning Everyone!  As many of you know, for well over a year I posted a tip every day on the blog.  The tips ranged in topic, and I tried to keep them from repeating too often.  Last week I cut back on those and only had tips posted that I had previously scheduled.

You get to decide--

Would you like for me to resume my Tips of the Day posts or focus more energy on other money saving posts?  Leave a comment or e-mail me with your vote.  Thanks for any feedback you have!  I want to make this blog as helpful to you as it can be.

Weekly Matchups and Deals Week of 9/19

Co-op Advantage Stores/Three Rivers Market September 15-30



Family Dollar through 9/30


September Matchups for Earth Fare AND Frugally Farming Family is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky local/East TN reader!



target frugal mom blogger  columbus ohio


kroger deals kroger sales logo

Kroger and here




Food City



New Walgreens coupon policy here



Dollar General

What to watch for at local farmers markets:   melons, fresh eggs, milk, meats, greens (think arugula and kale), bok choy, Chinese/Napa cabbages, edible flowers and cutting flowers,  garlic, onions,  hot peppers, bell peppers, summer squashes, winter squashes/pumpkins, green beans, shelling beans, okra, cucumbers,  grapes, pears, apples, dried corn/cornmeal, eggplant, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, herbs, potted plants and flowers, honey, and home canned goods like jams and jellies.