Friday, October 14, 2011

Stockpile Meal - Buffalo Chicken Strips

When I first started couponing and building a stockpile, one of the main things that I would search the net for was recipes from food that came out of my stockpile. They tell you not to look in your pantry and write down a list of things that you don’t have; but instead, look in your local sales ads and make a meal plan from it. (Also using what you already have in your stockpile) There are a lot of great sites that come from couponing women that have recipes- but I rarely ever found any that legitimately had recipes with the food from their stockpiles. I decided to start posting some of the recipes that I have been using with the things that I get on sale and food that I have accumulated from couponing.

Something that is important to me when I am looking at recipes is that the meal is healthy. Cooking well balanced meals for my family is a top priority. A lot of the recipes that I use are ones that I have found all over the internet, but some of them I tweak to make it a bit healthier.

This is a recipe I found here, I tweaked it a little bit. This recipe calls for Franks Red Hot Sauce. If you have been couponing for a while, you probably have several bottles lying around, so I thought this would make for a good stockpile recipe. 

Buffalo Chicken Strips

 4 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips or nuggets
¼ Cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less)
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ Cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Egg whites
1 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons of Franks Hot Sauce

If you want the flavor to be stronger, I would marinate the chicken in hot sauce for a couple of hours before cooking.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
      2. In a bag, mix together flower, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, and salt. – In a separate bowl or plate, mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining salt and cayenne pepper.
3.      3.  Beat egg whites with the hot sauce and tablespoon of water.
4.      4. Shake chicken in the bag with the flour until coated. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in breadcrumb mixture. Place the chicken strips on the cooking sheet.
5.      5. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip pieces over, and bake for another 8 minutes or until juices run clear.

B1G1 Avocados Coupon

I was so excited to see this coupon because I LOVE avocados! It seems the best deals that you ever find on produce is when its marked way down, so this is a big score! Guacamole, here I come!

To get this coupon, like Chiquita Avocados on FaceBook. Then go to the Share to Score page and print your coupon.

Note: the coupon says "one per person". I am going to print two and use the other one later because it doesn't expire until 02/28/2011! Woop!

Rock Climbing Gym (Frisco) - 53% OFF!

This is a fun deal. Groupon is offering. For $35 you get five visits, which is a $75 value. 
There are 80 different challenges and 90 different routes for all skill levels.This would be a fun activity for you and a group of friends, or for you and your spouse to get out of the house and do something active! Test your strength! The deal comes with shoes, harness, and chalk bag rental. Click here for the deal.

  • For $35, you get a five-visit climbing punch card (a $75 value).
  • For $55, you get a 10-visit climbing punch card (a $140 value).
  • For $99, you get a 20-visit climbing punch card (a $280 value).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hello Kitty Watch - Only $3.99!

This watch is only $3.99, with FREE shipping on Focal Price.
Its waterproof, stainless steel, and the strap is real leather! I love Hello Kitty. I keep telling my husband that we need to have a girl so I have an  excuse to buy Hello Kitty stuff. :]

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tom Thumb Match-Ups 7/6-7/12

Pepsi/Dr. Pepper 2 Liter - $.79

DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen - $4.49
-$1 off DiGiorno pizza, 12 in, SavingStar eCoupon printable
-$1.50 off California Pizza Kitchen - Savingstar printable
As low as $2.99

Arizona Tea 1 Gallon - $2.99 with in-ad coupon

Ruffles or Sunchips - $1.88 with in-ad coupon

Lucerene Shredded or Chunk Cheese - $1.99

Peaches - $.77 LB
Green Bell Peppers - 2/$1
Raspberries - B1G1

Eckrich Smoked Sausages - $2.99
-$1/2 Eckrich rope or links smoked sausage, SS 6/26
or -.55/1 Eckrich Rope or Links smoked sausage, SS 6/26

Ragu - 2/$3

Keebler or Townhouse Crackers - 2/$5-$1/2 Sunshine Cheez-Its, Keebler Town House crackers, or Keebler Club cracker

Mr. Clean Cleaners or Scotch-Brite Sponges

Knorr Lipton Sides - $.88

O Organics(TM) or Lucerne® Greek Yogurt - $.89 

Hot or Lean Pockets - $1.59

Safeway Frozen Potatoes - 2/$4 

CVS Trip - $11 Spent, $31 Saved

Charmin Big Rolls - $9.99
(2) Coke 2 Ltr - $.69
Tampax Pearl - $3.99
-Used $1/1 PG 7/3
(2) Axe Body Spray - $4.48
-Used B1G1 RP 5/22
Nestle Semi-Sweet Morsels - Clearance $.50
(2) Fudge Bombsticks - $.50 ea (Not included in picture)

Payed with $10 ECB
= $11.14
Got back 4.50 ECB!! (2, 2, .50)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gerber Lil Entrees - $0.74 At Wal-Mart

I picked these up at Wal-mart yesterday to give them a try. They were $1.74 each, and I used two $1 off coupons from

Friday, July 1, 2011

Walgreens Shopping Trip- 7/1

Spent $4.38.
(3) Colgate Toothpaste - $1
- $.75/1 - 6/26 SS
Johnson Baby Powder - $3
- $1/1 Printable NLA
Destin Cream - $3
-$1/1 - Printable

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tom Thumb Shopping Trip - 6/30

Well, our gas has been off the past few days. That means NO STOVE! :( No cooking. I'm not sure how much longer it will be off, but the plumbers are working on getting new lines put in.
I ran to Tom Thumb to grab a few things to snack on and spent $27 and saved about 52%. Not bad.

I bought:
(2) Bagel Bites - 2 for $4. (There is a $1 Off printable coupon, I didn't use because my printer is disconnected atm.
Bread - $1.29
B1G2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs - $3.99
-$1/2 Coupon
Imperial Butter - $.79 with in-ad coupon
Fruit Gushers - $2 each
Wheat Thins - B1G1 - $3.99 (I had my$1/2 coupon and forgot to use it!! How horrible!)
Milk - $2.69
Kraft Cheese Slices - B1G1 - $3.79
Mayo - $4.69
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce - $.99

Total Savings: $29.71 - 52%
I also received a $3 off of a $10 purchase of produce catalina!

Friday, June 24, 2011

You Can WIN FREE Laser Hair Removal!

Win FREE Laser Hair Removal from American Laser Centers. 
Grand Prize: $3,000 in Laser Hair Removal treatments 
Second Prize: $1500 in Laser Hair Removal treatments 
Contest is ran every month with new winners each month.

Look What Came In the Mail!

 Yay! Not all sign-up freebies are trial sized!

HOT! $3 to Spend on $10 Worth of Gadgets, Electronics, Accessories, etc!!

$3 for $10 to Spend on Gadgets, Electronics, Accessories, and More with Free Shipping from from DealPulp

Click here for your deal!! 

HOT! 83% Off of Dance Lessons!

$49 gets you two, 40-min private lessons, one group class, and one practice session for up to two people at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in North Dallas and Plano ($280 Value).

Looks like fun!

Home Management Binder Idea

Lately I have been looking into Homemaking Binders. The ones that have a daily schedule, meal plans, monthly schedule, to-do lists, inventory, etc. I found a lot of great resources for printable pages and what not. But honestly, my printer ink is running out and I don't really have the money to put towards the supplies to make the binder.

Dove Printable Coupons!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

$2 On an Off Clip-On

Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel (no landline required)

Join Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel - Earn valuable points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more.(no landline required with this homescan signup)

HOT Printable $1 Off Nivea Coupon

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Kroger Shopping Trip

  So, my baby is turning ONE on Sunday! I realized that the weekend is coming fast and I have no food for the party- I decided to take advantage on the hot dog deal at Kroger. I spent $11 and this is what I got!

(5) Bar-S Franks - $5/5
-Used 2 $1/2 Bar-S - RP 5/22
(5) Kroger Hot Dog Buns - $.98 each
(2) Hillshire Farm Lunch Meat - $1 each (Tried to use the printable $1/1, but they didn't have the low sodium on sale)
(2) Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Grahams - $1 each -
-Used 2 $.35/1 printable
(1) Minute Maid Fruit Punch - $1

Everything was the 5 for $5 deal.

Half off Fresh Japanese Cuisine in Addison

$20 for $40 worth of food from Otaru in Addison! Click here for your deal!


HOT Printable Coupons - Johnson's Baby Powder, Hormel, & Voskos Yogurt

$1 Off Johnson's Baby Powder

$1.00 HORMEL ALWAYS TENDER flavored products 

$1 Off of Voskos Greek & Yo Greek Yogurt 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cheap Books and Movies Idea!

If you enjoy reading then you must know that books can get expensive. Even books for your children can rack up some money. My son is about to be a year old so we were shopping around for some books for him and discovered small touchy feely books can range from $5-10! Crazyness.I love to shop at Half Priced Books, so I looked them up online and found out that you can actually order books off of their website!

This touchy feely book is only $.99 online! The book Eat Pray Love, priced $12 at Target, is $.99 online at HPB. You can find great books for really cheap in-store, but they are usually literally half priced. If you don't feel like digging through books at the store, this is definitely the way to go, plus the books are so much cheaper. You still have to pay for shipping but honestly, its worth it to me to stock up on a bunch of books for super cheap.

With Netflix and OnDemand not a lot of people buy DVD's anymore, but Half Priced Books is a cheap way to go if you do buy them. I found Inception, new on DVD for only $6.30! Movies are usually close to $30 at Best Buy.

Go to Half Priced Books, and check it out!

Couponing 101 - How to Organize Your Coupons

How to organize your coupons with a binder:

Baseball Card Holders

Organizing your coupons is easy! There are several ways to do it, but I’m going to show you how I keep mine organized.               
It takes a little time every Sunday when I get my inserts, but it saves a lot of time when I’m preparing for a grocery trip. Having an organized binder is also awesome when I’m at the store and find a great deal that I can use a coupon on! I can open up my binder and quickly find the coupon that I need.

$8 For 2 Tickets For Taste of Dallas

$8 for Two Tickets to the Taste of Dallas ($16 Value) Click here for your deal!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Aunt Julie's Blueberry Crisp Recipe

2 or 3 Cups of Blueberries
1 Can of Pineapples
1 Package of Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix (If you can't find it use any brand of yellow cake mix but only 9 or 10 oz)
3/4 Cup of Sugar or Sugar Substitute
1 Stick of Butter


Friday, June 17, 2011

Cheap Dinner Idea

Josh and I went to the local Fiesta Mart the other day to pick up some things and we stopped by the meat section of the store to check out their prices. They had an awesome deal on pre-marinated chorizo, for $1.99/lb. There are a couple of places around the Dallas area where you can get meat for cheap that is marinated in deliciousness and ready to cook, we usually go to La Michoacana.
We ended up getting a little under a pound of the chorizo, which is perfect for us because I'm only cooking for two. I made little Mexican Pizzas with the meat.

To make the meal I used: tostadas, refried beans- you can get them for cheap or $.99, chorizo- $1.99, homemade salsa verde, and sour cream. If you already have corn tortillas, you can fry them up yourself and save some money.

They were delicious! The salsa verde helped balance out the spiciness of the sausage. I'm going to use the left overs for breakfast tacos tomorrow! 

$5-$10 in Kellogs Coupons!!

Click here to get $5-$10 worth of Kelloggs coupons!

Thrift Store Shopping

I have decided that thrift stores are great for finding decorations for my house. I got these awesome cafe pictures from a thrift store down the street for $5! The sticker at the top said "3 for $6", but she offered to take a dollar off.
We were trying to find some nice toys for my son that were gently used, we didn't have much luck. There was a standing piano music maker type thing for sale, with no batteries in it. You can't let them handle you! We asked if it worked and at first the man said he didn't know. So, we asked how much for it. He said "$10" and continued to say how it works great! First of all, I'm not paying ten dollars for a used toy at a thrift store unless its shiny new. I had to walk out because he blatantly lied to us.
When thrift shopping you have to stand your ground. Try to haggle a price that you think is fair for the item, if they don't accept, you don't have to buy it. There is a street near my house that has a strip of thrift stores on both sides of the street, needless to say, some stores are better than others. You can find some that price things reasonably and others that are outrageous.

I have had some good luck at a thrift store near my mom's house in Garland though.

I was looking for a good piece of furniture to refinish to put my plants on and found this one! It has a glass top and the wicker is in great condition. The tag was marked $12.96, but when I took it to check out I found that it was 50% off all furniture day, so it was $6.48! Woo hoo! I'll have a step by step with pictures how my project went soon.

Free Collage Print at Walgreens

Free 8x10 collage print at Walgreens when you use the code 1FREEBIE at checkout. I got mine already, check it out! Click here for your deal!

Great Diaper & Wipes Deal @ CVS 6/19

I usually buy the big box of pampers at Wal-Mart for $21 or so. This Sunday at CVS they have a deal where if you $25 worth of baby products from the ad you will get $10 ECB!

Huggies Wipes Mega Pack, 184-216 ct., $6
Pampers Diapers, big box, $20
-.50/1 Huggies baby wipes, 64 ct  -  (SS 6/12)
OR use $1/1 Huggies Baby Wipes (180 ct or larger) Huggies Coupon Mailer
-$1.50 off Pampers diapers or pants - (PG 6/05)

Pay: $23.50
Get Back: $10 ECB

For the rest of the CVS Match-ups go to SouthernSavers

$60 For a One Hour Photo Shoot at Love Pic Love ($340 Value)

Love Pic Love – East Dallas

$60 for One-Hour Photo Shoot with DVD and Images($340 Value)

FREEBIE- Downy Giveaway

Monday and Thursday of next week Downy will be giving away 6 load sized bottles! They have 2579 for each day. It starts 4 PM Eastern time on Monday, and 11 AM Eastern time on Thursday! Via Facebook!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

$20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Drinks

Click here for your deal! $20 for $40 Worth of Fresh Sushi and Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Deep Ellum!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

$99 for a 2-Hour Childrens Pool Party!!

$99 for Two-Hour Children’s Pool Party. Click Here for details!

This is a really good idea! I'm having my son's FIRST birthday party at a pool on the 26th! Luckily my Mom's neighborhood has a pool. But this is a great deal if you don't have a neighborhood pool to plan a party at! If you're in Texas then you're already feeling the summer heat, a pool party is a easy way to get cooled off while entertaining the kids! :]

Monday, June 13, 2011

15% off Fathers Day Basket

$18 for Golf at TopGolf ($35)

$18 for Golf Playing Card ($35 Value) Click here for your deal!

Perfect Father's Day gift!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Infusium $1/1 Coupon Print!

$1/1 Infusium Coupon is available to print via Facebook!
Like their page and print your coupon!

$26 for One Day of Doggy Day Camp

$26 for One Day of Doggy Day Camp, Bath, and Nail Trim at Camp Bow Wow ($52 Value)
Click here for your deal!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

$1/1 Arm & Hammer Simply Saline

Click Here to print your $1/1 Simply Saline coupon!

Free Arby's Jamocha Oreo Shake!

Click here to print your coupon for a FREE Jamocha Oreo Shake 
with purchase of any combo!

$10 Worth of Bounce Coupons

Click here and fill out the form to get $10 worth of Bounce coupons in the mail!

"Save $1 OFF Bounce® 15 Minute Dry Cleaner and $1 OFF Bounce® Lint Roller, PLUS get an additional $10 in coupons for other oneCARE products you will love!"

$8 for $20 at Fat Daddy's Burger House!

Dallas: $8 for $20 worth of mouthwatering food at Fat Daddy’s Burger House

"Mouthwatering burgers are only the beginning of the offerings at Fat Daddy’s Burger House. Feast on perfect chicken fingers, the delectable nachos, and piquant taste combinations like the Southwest BBQ Salad — and don’t forget the fresh, crispy fries. Today’s cooked-to-order kgbdeal entitles you to $20 worth of exceptional Southwestern cuisine for just $8." Go here for your deal!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Great deal! $10 for $30 Worth of Products!!

Theres tons of cute stuff that you can get for $30! Check it out: