Thursday, May 20, 2010

Free Ice Cream!!!

Joy of Ice Cream
Dates: 5/22/2010 - 5/22/2010

Cool Off With Ice Cream
Get a free ice cream sundae at a Walmart near you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Come have a free ice cream sundae* with Breyers new and exclusive flavors, and Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream and new All Natural Frozen Yogurt topped with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, Reddi-wip, and Fresh Strawberries.

*While supplies last.

Free Download of Rodney Atkins Song ~ Get Together

Rodney Atkins

Courtesy of Velveeta, you can download this fantastic song! Can't get any better than free food and free music! Let's see if I can't find any free food today to add to it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Steak for Pennies!

The $3/1 Chef’s Requested Steak coupon is still available when you sign up here.

According to the Money Saving Mom blog, the Chef’s Requested Bacon Wrapped Steaks are priced at $3.28 at Walmart making them only $0.28 after the coupon. They may not be priced that near you, but still, steak for less than a dollar, is still a good deal!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Free Limeade Sparklers @ Taco Bell!!!

First 500,000!!!
Limit one per person. Coupon expires seven days from printing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pantry List ~ Repost from Journey To Homesteading Blog ~

A question was just posted to one of my yahoo groups asking what all was kept in your pantry to help stretch your budget. So, I typed mine up and thought I'd post it here for you all... Feel free to ask questions or suggestions :)

Here's my basic pantry list (as I can think of it from my head), all dry ingredients... there's more that's frozen.

*Brown Sugar
*Powdered Sugar
*Cereal (whatever I've gotten free after coupons)
*French fried onions
*Dried Fruit for snacking (I buy fruit when it's under $.99 a lb and dehydrate it myself to save money)
*A few Hamburger Helpers
*Cooking Soups (Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, Cream of Celery, Cheddar Cheese)
*Tea Bags
*A few Kool-Aids
*Crystal Light (when I get it close to free after coupons)
*Crackers (usually bought only with coupons)
*Popcorn (kernels, and we either airpop or stovepop)
*Tomato Sauce
*Tomato Juice
*Tomato Paste
*Pasta (many different kinds, usually whatever I can get cheapest with coupons)
*Dried Beans & Peas
*Spices & Herbs (I usually grow my own herbs and dehydrate them)
*Dehydrated Veggies (I buy carrots, celery, etc. when I can get it really cheap, or grow my own, then dehydrate them myself)
*Other Various Soups (Chicken Noodle mostly, and whatever I can get really cheap with coupons)
*Canned Veggies (Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Mixed Veggies, whatever I can get cheapest with coupons)
*Bread Crumbs (Most of the time make my own and freeze)
*Canned Fruit (whatever I can get cheap with coupons)
*Pudding/Jello (only when I can get it free/close to free with coupons)
*Cake Mix/Icing (only when I can get it free/close to free with coupons)
*Jam/Jelly/Preserves (usually can my own, or buy it when it's free after coupons)
*Peanut Butter (Buy only with coupons when close to free)
*Gravy Mixes/Jars (Only when very cheap with sales/coupons)
*Cooking Oils

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Wow, So I know some of you will be as excited about this as I am! Dollar General has changed their coupon policy, and has a posted copy of it on their website!!!! I'm posting it here, but it's a good idea to go to the website, and print it from there, to take with you to the store. There will be alot of employees that don't know, or are slow to learn the new policy. It can be found at:

Coupon Policy

Updated 4/8/10

Dollar General is pleased to accept Manufacturer’s Coupons and Dollar General Store Coupons at any of our more than 8,700 stores. These coupons come from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, print-at-home (internet), direct mail, product packaging, and in-store coupon boxes.

Our coupon requirements are as follows:

Dollar General will accept coupons, including Internet Coupons, provided they meet these requirements:

1. Coupons must be original (no photocopies)

2. Coupons must have a scan-able barcode

3. Coupons must have an expiration date

4. Coupons may be used only on products sold at Dollar General, and must match exactly to the item as it is packaged and sold at Dollar General.

5. Coupons must clearly say “Manufacturers Coupon” or “Dollar General Store Coupon”

Dollar General will NOT accept the following:

1. Manufacturer’s coupons that do not scan, or Dollar General Store Coupons with an invalid promotional code

2. Expired Coupons

3. Coupons for products not sold at Dollar General

4. FREE Item coupon if printed from the Internet, unless a purchase is required (example: a “buy one, get one free” is acceptable).

5. Coupons from other retailers or coupons that may be used only at other retailers

In addition, unless the coupons state otherwise, you may use multiple coupons in one transaction. You may also use a Dollar General coupon along with a Manufacturer’s coupon for the same item, as long as neither coupon states otherwise.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cleaning the Dishwasher

Anybody else get really annoyed when they go to unload the dishwasher and there's food & nasties all over the "clean" dishes??? Well, I don't have a dishwasher myself, but when I go to my mom & dad's house, they have a dishwasher. Mom was having my unload the dishwasher for her last night and 3/4 of the dishes had to be washed again... What's the point!?!?! So... I went online and found a recipe for a dishwasher cleaner. We had found one at Walmart last night for $3-4 but that was for one use. This one is a small fraction of that!

"Every once in a while your dishwasher may need a little maintenance of its own. Check your owner's manual for information on how to maintain your dishwasher. To clean the inside of the dishwasher, occasionally run an empty dishwasher with a cup of baking soda and 1 1/2 cups of vinegar. This not only cleans the inside of the dishwasher, but also freshens it as well."

I found this on :

It worked great! The next load I ran there was only 4-5 dishes that had caked on stuff that was still there, and we had used the cheap off brand soap. So I'm sure if we had used good soap it would have all come off!