Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Smith's $2 off $5 in Halloween Candy

This is a cool e-coupon. Save $2 with your purchase of $5 in Candy at Smiths (or any Kroger affiliate.) It does not specify Halloween candy--interesting. Have your shoppers card available because you will have to enter the number to load the coupon. It does say "limited supply," so if you want it, load it now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Almost Free Copy Paper at Office Max

If your a max perks member (If your not a member you can join here), you can get 10 reams of paper for just 1 cent paper at Office Max! Here's the deal:

Buy Office Max Multiuse Copy Paper 10 Ream Box for $42.99
receive $42.98 in Max Perks Rewards

The Max Perks Rewards are loaded to your Max Perks rewards card quarterly, and I usually use them to buy ink or ink refills.

Southwest 72 hour Sale

Southwest Airlines and Air Tran Airlines have some great airfares for a very limited time. Must travel between 11/30/11-12/14/11 or 1/4/12-2/15-12 Here's the deal:

  • 0 - 450 Miles $35
  • 451 - 1,000 Miles $65
  • 1,001 - 1,500 Miles $95
  • 1,501 - and up $125
Must book by October 20th!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Free Kettle Chips

Quick! Head over to the Kettle Chips Facebook page for your free bag of chips. First 30,000 YUM!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The BEST Banana Muffins

It seems that I'm always buying banana's and they're always turning brown because we just don't eat them fast enough. But my kiddos LOVE banana muffins so in my quest to find the perfect banana muffin, I think I've finally found it.

This recipe is from one of my favorite food network chefs Giada DeLaurentis.



  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl to blend. Beat the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the banana. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.

Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake the muffins on the middle rack until the tops are golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out with no crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a rack and cool slightly. The muffins may be eaten warm or cooled completely and frosted.

These muffins are delicious with our without the frosting. I was a little hesitant at first about frosting on muffins, but it is not a traditional frosting it's more like cream cheese on a bagel--yummy! I did make a few adjustments. I added half a cup a butter and half a cup of oil. I prefer using butter, I'm not a super huge fan of vegetable oil. I would like to try substituting unsweetened apple sauce to cut the fat, but I keep forgetting to buy it at the store. Also, I didn't have mascarpone cheese which I know is more mild than cream cheese, so I just used all cream cheese. I'm sure the mascarpone would take down the tang a bit, but it was still delicious.


The Great Lettuce Experiment!

I found the coolest thing!! Okay, so you know how much I LOVE my jar sealer. When I saw this on the internet, I was so excited, and I thought "why didn't I think of that!!" I'm sorry, I can't remember the blog where I found this, but here it is....chop up your lettuce, seal it in your jar, and put it in the fridge, and it will stay crisp and fresh with no brown spots for 7-10 days! Isn't that soooo cool. I tried it out and it absolutely worked. I was so happy. Now, you shouldn't store the whole salad in other words, just lettuce because the veggies will last different lengths of time.

The blogger who originally posted this, stored hers in the small jars and then used one a day for lunch--which is a great idea. But it also works in the quart jars, just take out what you need and reseal. LOVE it!!!

Walgreens Cottonelle RR Deal

There's a new RR deal that starts at Walgreens today and runs through 10/20/11. Here's the deal:

Buy 2 Cottonelle 12 packs $5 each (regular price)
Use the $1/1 Walgreens Cottonelle coupon found in the October Coupon Booklet (Will deducts $2)
Use 2 $0.75/1 coupons found in the 9/11 SS (Exp.10/23!)
Or use the $0.50/1 coupon found here [] or in the 10/2 SS
Pay as low as $6.50
Get back a $3 RR (for buying 2 packages – valid through 10/30)

Purchase ONLY the PURPLE packages it does NOT work on the blue packages. Also give the manufacturer coupon FIRST and then the October Coupon Booklet coupon. If done in reverse order the booklet coupon will beep. The good news is that right on the front of the Walgreens ad they promote using the Cottonelle coupon from the booklet with the Newspaper coupon so you shouldn't have any trouble using both.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011