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No Sunday Coupons

Just a reminder that, like most holiday weekends, there will NOT be any coupon inserts in this Sunday’s newspaper.

This is a great time to go through and update however you organize your coupons/inserts and discard any expired coupons. Don’t forget, Coupons.com has also restocked for September, so head over there, as well as adding coupons onto your grocery store rewards cards at Cellfire, UPromise and Shortcuts.

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Friday’s Freebies: August 28, 2009

I am so excited to introduce my new page: ONGOING DEALS

While still in its formative stage, I’ve finally created a place where you can go to see deals that are ongoing, including birthday freebies, kids eat free locations, and more! I’m currently gathering national deals, as well as local deals for TN & FL. If there’s something you’d like to see, just post a comment below and let me know! Otherwise, enjoy the Friday Freebies below!

A&W: Free small limeade with purchase coupon HERE

ACE Hardware: Click HERE for a list of items you can get (some for free) with rebate at Ace Hardware this month (Thanks to Moms by Heart)

Beech Nut: Free Starter Kit by filling out the short form HERE

Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.

Beneful: Get a free issue of Dog’s Life Magazine HERE

Blockbuster: Click HERE to get codes for FREE movies from their Express Kiosk in July & August

Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.

Cesar Bistro: Celebrate this new restaurant-inspired experience for small dogs on Saturdays from August 22nd–October 10th! Four-legged friends will enjoy free samples at intimate dining experiences in over 125 parks and beaches. Click HERE for details.

Chi-Chi’s: Get a FREE reusable bag. Check out my post HERE

Dior: Get a free sample of Dior Hydration Cream at Nordstrom with the coupon HERE

Domino’s: Get a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake from Domino’s pizza if your birthday is in August (no purchase necessary, but you will need to verify your date of birth). 

Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE

Famous Dave’s BBQ: If you live near a Famous Dave’s BBQ and your name is “Dave, David or Davy”, you get a FREE MEAL on August 30th to celebrate their birthday!

Friday’s: Click here to get $5 off for every buddy you bring in.

Greenies: Free pet samples HERE

Hallmark: Get a Free card HERE

Holiday Station Store: In August, you can get a free Breakfast Tornado or Hot Snack (up to $1.39 in value) with this coupon.

Home Made Simple: If you haven’t already, get this free coupon book PACKED with coupons (including some free products) HERE

Ihop: Kids eat free (with each adult entrée purchase) from 4-10pm now through September 13, 2009.

Inbox Dollars: Get paid to take surveys, read emails and more. Get $5 just for signing up HERE

Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click HERE
Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)

Lands End: Every Saturday from 8/8 through 9/12, collect all six Lands’ End Pack Pals for free when you bring your kids into the store (no other purchase is necessary). 

Marble Slab Creamery: Get FREE ice cream on your birthday when you sign up HERE

MARS: Chocolate Relief Act – The first 250,000 to sign up HERE will get a coupon for their choice of a free chocolate bar! (Starts at 9am EST every Friday through September) With all the BOGO sales, this could turn into two if you wait for the right sale!

Melting Pot: Free chocolate fondue when you sign up for their club HERE. They also send a lot of great specials throughout the year!

Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE

Parent’s Choice: Get your free sample of Immune support Baby Formula HERE

Pottery Barn Kids:

•   Story Time – Tuesdays @ 11am
•   Registry Workshop – Tuesdays @ 7pm

Publix Baby Club: If you’re getting ready to have a baby or have a child under two, you definitely want to sign up HERE for some fun freebies and GREAT coupons from Publix!

Race Trac: Get a FREE bottle of water when you print out THIS COUPON

Talbots: Click HERE for a coupon you can take into the store for a FREE pair of Flip Flops

Victoria’s Secret: Get a FREE 1 oz Pink Body Lotion with the coupon HERE. You can also sign up for their Newsletter, “Pink Nation”, to get more freebies, including a Free Beauty Kit!

Williams Sonoma
: Check out their August schedule of free culinary demonstrations HERE

Winn Dixie: Click HERE to get a coupon for a FREE photo book

Friday’s Freebies: August 21, 2009 – UPDATED

ACE Hardware: Click HERE for a list of items you can get (some for free) with rebate at Ace Hardware this month (Thanks to Moms by Heart)

Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.

Beneful: Get a free issue of Dog’s Life Magazine HERE

Blockbuster: Click HERE to get codes for FREE movies from their Express Kiosk in July & August

Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.

Cesar Bistro: Celebrate this new restaurant-inspired experience for small dogs on Saturdays from August 22nd–October 10th! Four-legged friends will enjoy free samples at intimate dining experiences in over 125 parks and beaches. Click HERE for details.

Dior: Get a free sample of Dior Hydration Cream at Nordstrom with the coupon HERE

Domino’s: Get a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake from Domino’s pizza if your birthday is in August (no purchase necessary, but you will need to verify your date of birth). 

Dreamgirls: Get a FREE Dreamgirls T-Shirt from the Apollo theater HERE

Emergen-C: We love this product! Get a FREE sample HERE

Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE

Famous Dave’s BBQ: If you live near a Famous Dave’s BBQ and your name is “Dave, David or Davy”, you get a FREE MEAL on August 30th to celebrate their birthday!

Friday’s: Click here to get $5 off for every buddy you bring in.

Greenies: Free pet samples HERE

Holiday Station Store: In August, you can get a free Breakfast Tornado or Hot Snack (up to $1.39 in value) with this coupon.

Home Made Simple: If you haven’t already, get this free coupon book PACKED with coupons (including some free products) HERE

Ihop: Kids eat free (with each adult entrée purchase) from 4-10pm now through September 13, 2009.

Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click HERE
Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)

Lands End: Every Saturday from 8/8 through 9/12, collect all six Lands’ End Pack Pals for free when you bring your kids into the store (no other purchase is necessary). 

Lowe’s: FREE Build & Grow Clinic, Tomorrow, 8/22 from 10-11am (They’re making a school bus!)

Marble Slab Creamery: Get FREE ice cream on your birthday when you sign up HERE

MARS: Chocolate Relief Act – The first 250,000 to sign up HERE will get a coupon for their choice of a free chocolate bar! (Starts at 9am EST every Friday through September) With all the BOGO sales, this could turn into two if you wait for the right sale!

Melting Pot: Free chocolate fondue when you sign up for their club HERE. They also send a lot of great specials throughout the year!

Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE

Parent’s Choice: Get your free sample of Immune support Baby Formula HERE

Pottery Barn Kids:

•   Story Time – Tuesdays @ 11am
•   Registry Workshop – Tuesdays @ 7pm

Publix Baby Club: If you’re getting ready to have a baby or have a child under two, you definitely want to sign up HERE for some fun freebies and GREAT coupons from Publix!

Publix Preschool Club: Now Publix has a Preschool Club filled with fun, FREE offers! Go HERE to sign up your 3 or 4 year old!

Taco del Mar: Send an apology to a friend HERE and they’ll also receive a coupon for a free taco on August 27th.

Venom Energy Drink: Print your free coupon HERE

Victoria’s Secret: Get a FREE 1 oz Pink Body Lotion with the coupon HERE

Walgreens: get a FREE SCRAPBOOK PAGE from Walgreens when you enter the promo code SCRAPIT. You can either order online (choose “in store pickup” to make it free) or make it in the store.: Check out their August schedule of free culinary demonstrations HERE

Williams Sonoma

Friday’s Freebies: August 14, 2009

As our first child embarks on her school journey today by starting Kindergarten, you can imagine where the majority of my time and attention has been this week! However, I’ve managed to still get a list of freebies together and will continue to update it as I find more fun deals! If you live near a Kroger or Harris Teeter, make sure you check out my post HERE on the Triple Coupon Deals they’re running this week for more great freebies! 

ACE Hardware: Click HERE for a list of items you can get (some for free) with rebate at Ace Hardware this month (Thanks to Moms by Heart)

Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.

Blockbuster: Click HERE to get codes for FREE movies from their Express Kiosk in July & August

Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.

Chiquita: Click for the free Chiquita Bites singles coupon (from Money Saving Mom)

Domino’s: Get a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake from Domino’s pizza if your birthday is in August (no purchase necessary, but you will need to verify your date of birth). 

Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE

Fazoli’s:  – Go HERE to print a coupon (with drink purchase) for spaghetti at Fazoli’s before 8/15/09. Kids also eat free on weekends during August.

Friday’s BOGO is back! Click here to get $5 off for every buddy you bring in.

Holiday Station Store: In August, you can get a free Breakfast Tornado or Hot Snack (up to $1.39 in value) with this coupon.

Home Made Simple: If you haven’t already, get this free coupon book PACKED with coupons (including some free products) HERE

Ikea: Kids eat free at participating Ikea stores now through August 16th.  No adult purchase necessary.

Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click HERE
Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)

Lacoste: Get a FREE sample of Lacoste Parfum HERE

Lean Cuisine: They’re having their “Free Lunch Friday” Promotion HERE

McDonald’s: When you buy a new Angus Third Pound Burger, you can get free fries and a drink with the coupon available here.

Marie Calendar’s: Print these 4 coupons for Marie Calendar’s good for free entrees and 20% off your total bill at Marie Calendars restaurant.

MARS: Chocolate Relief Act – The first 250,000 to sign up HERE will get a coupon for their choice of a free chocolate bar! (Starts at 9am EST every Friday through September) With all the BOGO sales, this could turn into two if you wait for the right sale!

Melting Pot: Free chocolate fondue when you sign up for their club HERE. They also send a lot of great specials throughout the year!

Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE

Natural 10 Beauty: Free Nail Product Kit by sending them your email and describing the condition of your nails. Click HERE for further details.

Pampers Training Kit: Click HERE to get a FREE training kit from Easy Ups

Pizza Hut: If you homeschool and have children in grades K-6, sign them up for the Pizza Hut Book-It program for free to earn a free personal pan pizza every month they reach their reading goals.

Pottery Barn Kids:

•   Story Time – Tuesdays @ 11am
•   Registry Workshop – Tuesdays @ 7pm
•   Real Simple Back-to-School Class – 8/12 @ 7pm

Publix Baby Club: If you’re getting ready to have a baby or have a child under two, you definitely want to sign up HERE for some fun freebies and GREAT coupons from Publix!

Williams Sonoma: Check out their August schedule of free culinary demonstrations HERE

Whole Foods: Looks like they’re still giving away the Back to Nature Mac & Cheese (on sale for $1 and then use the $1 coupon from their in-store booklet!)

Friday’s Freebies: August 7, 2009

FYI – I’m working on a new page entitled “Ongoing Deals” so you can have a separate list of freebies that don’t expire and that will keep this list from getting too long…stay tuned!

ACE Hardware: Click HERE for a list of items you can get (some for free) with rebate at Ace Hardware this month (Thanks to Moms by Heart)

Ben & Jerry’s: Every Monday through August, they’re offering Buy one get one Free Sundae’s on MONDAY’s…just mention the promotion at the register.

Blockbuster: Click HERE to get codes for FREE movies from their Express Kiosk in July & August

Books from Birth: Free books for kids from birth – 5 (Middle TN). Click HERE for details.

Chiquita: Click for the free Chiquita Bites singles coupon (from Money Saving Mom)

Domino’s: Get a FREE Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake from Domino’s pizza if your birthday is in August (no purchase necessary, but you will need to verify your date of birth). 

Enfamil: Free Breastfeeding Support Kit HERE

Fazoli’s:  – Go HERE to print a coupon (with drink purchase) for spaghetti at Fazoli’s before 8/15/09. Kids also eat free on weekends during August.

Friday’s: Click here to get $5 off for every buddy you bring in.

Glade: Get a FREE Glade Plug-In at Kroger or Winn Dixie (where they’re on sale for $1.99) by utilizing the BOGO coupon in the 7/26 SS insert. When you buy 2, you’ll get 2 Catalina’s that print out for $1/1 future transactions, making it free!

Holiday Station Store: In August, you can get a free Breakfast Tornado or Hot Snack (up to $1.39 in value) with this coupon.

Home Made Simple: If you haven’t already, get this free coupon book PACKED with coupons (including some free products) HERE

Ikea: Kids eat free at Ikea at participating Ikea stores now through August 16th.  No adult purchase necessary.

Jack in the Box: If you missed your free tacos this week, it looks like they’re doing it again on August 11th! Click HERE to get your coupon for 2 free tacos.

Kraft: Get the inside scoop on the latest Kraft products, be one of the first to try New Kraft Products. Click HERE
Kraft Singles & Minor League Baseball: Bring your Kraft Singles wrapper to get a FREE ticket when you buy one. Click HERE for details (valid through September 1, 2009)

McDonald’s: The FREE mochas are now done, but when you buy a new Angus Third Pound Burger, you can get free fries and a drink with the coupon available here.

Marie Calendar’s: Print these 4 coupons for Marie Calendar’s good for free entrees and 20% off your total bill at Marie Calendars restaurant.

MARS: Chocolate Relief Act – The first 250,000 to sign up HERE will get a coupon for their choice of a free chocolate bar! (Starts at 9am EST every Friday through September) With all the BOGO sales, this could turn into two if you wait for the right sale!

Melting Pot: Free chocolate fondue when you sign up for their club HERE. They also send a lot of great specials throughout the year!

Murad: Go here to request a free 3-Step Regimen Sampler

Nabisco: Free Calendar of Savings ($55 worth!) HERE

Natural 10 Beauty: Free Nail Product Kit by sending them your email and describing the condition of your nails. Click HERE for further details.

Nurture Shock: Get a free, advance copy of the book, Nurture Shock. See details HERE

Pizza Hut: If you homeschool and have children in grades K-6, sign them up for the Pizza Hut Book-It program for free to earn a free personal pan pizza every month they reach their reading goals.

Pottery Barn Kids:

•   Story Time – Tuesdays @ 11am
•   Registry Workshop – Tuesdays @ 7pm
   

Williams Sonoma: Check out their August schedule of free culinary demonstrations HERE

Whole Foods: Looks like they’re still giving away the Back to Nature Mac & Cheese (on sale for $1 and then use the $1 coupon from their in-store booklet!)

Cone Cranberry Salad

Ok guys, here’s another recipe from our arsenal of favorites.

This is my husband’s Nana’s recipe that he HAD to learn because no-one else in the family makes it. The funny thing is, I make it better than he does now! This is actually a holiday favorite (especially at Thanksgiving), but since I just found it after our move, I thought I’d share it now.

Don’t let the word “salad” throw you – it’s really more of a dessert. If there’s one thing I’ve learned marrying into a southern family is that when I see the word “salad” at the end of a dish, it typically just means that there’s a lot of mayonnaise added into whatever is in the bowl! However, this dish is to die for and you have to try it before you make any judgments for yourself. Enjoy!

1 bag fresh cranberries (12 oz)
2 cups sugar
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
15 oz (2 good handfuls) of seedless red grapes, halved
5 oz (half a bag) of regular marshmallows, pulled into quarters
3 oz of pecan halves, broken up into small pieces 

Wash the cranberries and spread them out to dry on a dishtowel (preferably overnight, but not necessary).  Put the cranberries into a food processor and pulse until fully chopped, but not pureed.  Transfer them to a medium size mixing bowl and add the sugar.  Incorporate fully and set in the fridge overnight (again, not necessary, but optimal).  Beat the heavy cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until it forms stiff peaks (stands on its own and becomes the consistency of whip cream); this should take about seven minutes.  Gently fold the cream into the cranberry/sugar mixture.  Incorporate the grape halves, nut pieces and marshmallow pieces into the cream/cranberry mixture.  Chill to allow to set up and enjoy!

This is a delicious and fresh “salad” that can be served alongside the holiday dinner or as a dessert.

The Ultimate Cheesy Bread Bowl

My husband got this recipe from a friend he used to work with (thanks Brooke!) and now we can’t host an event without it! I detest mayonnaise, and I still love this appetizer.
The Ultimate Cheesy Bread Bowl
8 oz package softened cream cheese
1 c Hellman’s REAL mayonnaise (my husband refuses to let me buy anything else)
1/8 tsp of ground while pepper
1/8 tsp of garlic salt
10-12 oz of shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese
Round loaf of White Mountain Bread
 
Cut a circle in top of bread and hollow out the top to create a large bread bowl. Take top of bread and pull into chunks and set aside.
Combine first four ingredients in medium size bowl and mix well. Add cheese to mixture.
Pour cheese mixture into hollowed out bread bowl. Bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes (until bubbly with brown edges). If desired, scatter chunks of bread around the bread bowl on the cookie sheet during the last five minutes of cooking. Serve immediately and wait for compliments to the chef 🙂