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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Preschool learning! Free trial

We just started using this yesterday and Toby loves it! It's free to try out for a few weeks.

99.6% of parents who use Reading Eggs online reading program have seen a significant increase in their child's reading abilities

98% of teachers recommend the Reading Eggs program to other teachers
Over 2,000 elementary schools across the U.S. are using Reading Eggs in their classrooms
Won two national awards for being the #1 online learn to read program
Reading Eggs have already successfully taught over 500,000 kids how to read
Kids and Parents Love Reading Eggs because:

Reading Eggs program grabs your child's attention

It allows kids to play without realizing that they are learning

It incorporates fun with learning and allows kids to fall in love with reading

It teaches reading skills and reinforces reading skills that are being taught

Kids learn at their own pace

It keeps kids interested in learning with the fun and animated games, activities and reward points that serve as an incentive for your child to continue to learn

It's a great learning tool to introduce your child to computers

The reading program is highly customized to your child's learning level

It encourages and motivates kids to learn to read with positive interactions with fun animated characters that can be customized by your child

It allows kids to make sense of how letters sound and words work

The program is easily accessible anywhere so your child can pick up where they left off when they go to grandma's house

It's a secure environment, free of annoying advertising so your child can learn without any interferences

It tracks your child's progress so you will know exactly what your child is learning and what your child needs to focus on

The Reading Eggs Learning Process

This powerful educational program is based on the most up-to-date research on how children learn to read.

When children start Reading Eggs, they can complete a placement quiz to ensure they are starting at the correct reading level.

The lessons use animation, music, activities and a reward system to keep children motivated and engaged.

Reading Eggs is designed to allow children to learn at their own pace.

Children want to come back because they are having fun as they learn.

Your children will--



Learn skills

Children complete animated online lessons where they will learn the 5 essential elements of reading, Phonemic awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. The variety of fun activities within each lesson provides the repetition needed for these skills to become part of long term memory.



Read books

Every lesson ends with a new book. This allows children to gain confidence by reading books that only contain words they have already learned in the program.



Earn rewards

Children earn golden eggs as rewards for completing lessons. They can use these eggs to buy reward games, avatar features to customize their own avatar and items to personalize their virtual playhouse.



Take Quizzes

After every 10 lessons, children complete a Mastery Quiz. This provides you with a report of what your children are learning. Children can repeat the online lessons as many times as they like. Young children enjoy repetition and it has great benefits too, as it helps them learn.



Visit ReadingEggs.com today and try the Reading Egg Program for FREE!

Use Promo Code: USH44SER

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Barnes and Nobles savings

Use coupon code 71V73GD82FJVP. Go here to shop around Barnes and Nobles. 
online to see your savings 10%, 15%, 20%, 30%, or 50% off. If you would rather go into the store you can print a coupon here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eversave deal $25 for $50 to spend on Uggs, Merrell, etc (Haute look deal on Birki's)

This Eversave deal isnt too bad. The Website is really slow though and you have to keep refreshing to search but if youre looking for a deal on these brand names it may be worth it. Go here and pay $25 for $50 voucher to Birckenstock of San Diego.  Then go here and search all of our options. You can get these newly popular shoes for basicly just your voucher.
You can also go to Hautelook here for a great deal on kids Birki's $13-$34
These boots are $34

These cute MIni Mouse Birkis are only $31

Victoria Secret

Just wanted to share about Victoria Secret's awesome customer service. I jumped on the deal for the Cami, Push up bra, Undies, and Perfume for like $30 last week. I just received my purchase yesterday and one of the perfume bottles were busted at the top, so the lid didn't stay on. I emailed them just to make them aware of the issue. I really wasn't expecting anything because the perfume was free, right! This is the email I received back.
Hello Katrina,
Thanks for taking the time to get in touch with us.
I completely understand your concern for the damaged gift with purchase you received.
I truly apologize about the disappointment.
The Coffret Set is no longer available, because it is sold out.
I am sending you a complimentary egift card in the amount of $10.00 to use on your next purchase for the inconvenience this may have caused. You should receive this egift card at your e-mail address within 2 business days. It can be used on your next purchase at www.VictoriasSecret.com. The e-mail will also include instructions on how to use your egift card on our web site.
How awesome is that! I love Victoria Secret. Theres still a few things going right now with them. Check everyday at 8 to try and get a reward card worth $10, $50, $100, $500. Just go here.  This is going until December 15, 2011. PERFUME is still good with a sleep purchase(The cami's are very limited and almost all sold out). However according to the email I received they are out of the perfume. VSFREE will give you free shipping until 12/14. PJPARTY gives you free slippers with pj purchase. Heres the PJ's. Slippers.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Qc times daily deal 11/21/11

Golicks Meat Market $20 Gift card for $10
This place always smells amazing! Great deal for meat. Its really hard to find a great meat deal.
Description
Have you purchased your turkey for the family holiday dinner?
Golick's Meat Market has organic turkeys from 15-20 lbs.
Not only does Golick's have turkey...they also have
the finest premium meats in town!
Burgers, steaks, and chops available year round.
Golick's Meat Market

1141 E High St
Davenport, IA 52803
Like Us On Facebook!
Located by Genesis East Hospital
M T Th F
8am - 5pm
W
10am - 5pm
Sat
8am - 4pm
Restrictions
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Two per visit max.
No refunds. All sales are final.
Expires 11/21/12

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Qc times deal of the day 11/17/11 Spray tan!

Results Body Sculpting
Airbrush Tanning Session
$30 Value for $8
I recently got my first spray tan because of a past Qc times deal for Blue Crush. I fell in love! I don't tan well. I burn before I tan. With a spray tan, its instant tan! I'm not sure how this place is but at Blue Crush I didn't turn orange and it was a pretty even cover. The tan lasts about a week. My hands faded first. (I think I may wash them a tad too much, maybe) I also jog everyday with a heart rate monitor and I did receive a line across my ribs where my monitor goes. This is a perfect way to pick yourself up during the winter! Here's a picture of my spray tan. Looks very natural. Part of saving money is also planning ahead. If you buy this now, its good for a year. So you could use it through this winter or beginning of summer before you wear shorts. Or you could wait til next Oct/Nov. It doesn't expire for a year!
Description
Click on the link to purchase!


Studies show that being cold is more psychological than it is physical. 95% of people who maintained a steady tan throughout winter said they felt warmer, more energetic and happier on a daily basis. So no more mopping around, being bored and staying inside this winter. Make this your best winter yet and let the professionals at Results Body Sculpting help you down at Results Body Sculpting.

Professional Spray Tan Applied By Technician
Results Body Sculpting, LLC offers SunFX professional Spray Tan and is the exclusive Illinois Quad Cities spa to offer the Ionithermie body treatments.
Imagine being able to have the perfect tan in just 5 minutes … You can do just that with a professional SunFX salon spray tan, the World's Number One Professional Spray-On Tan.
Sunless tans are the healthy way to get that rich bronzed tan that we all desire, and at SunFX we care about your health more than any other spray tanning company. You see, SunFX spray tanning solutions are 100% all natural – they don’t contain any harmful chemicals.
Prolonged sun exposure can quickly age your skin, causing it to dry out and wrinkle. It can even cause skin cancer. Spray-on tans that use harsh chemicals and additives can also damage your skin, causing it to look weathered and old.

But a SunFX all-natural spray tan is the healthy, sunless tanning alternative, offering perfect coverage for a fast, natural-looking tan every time. SunFX is the fastest, healthiest way to get the perfect all-over tan.
Restrictions
Good for one (1) Airbrush Tanning Session
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
No refunds. All sales are final.
Expires 11-17-2012

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Qc times deal! 11/15/11 Festival of the trees $8 admission for $4

Description
"Rocking around the Christmas Tree at the Festival of Trees"


Festival of Trees has attractions for the entire family! Guests can enjoy browsing the beautiful holiday displays designed by talented local designers, shopping for a present in our Tinsel Treasures Gift Shop, watching performances by local dance groups on Center Stage, listening to a story by the Book Tree, visiting Santa in the North Pole Children's Activity Center, or stopping by the Treat Shoppe to have a tasty chocolate treat. Go to http://quadcityarts.com/festoftrees.asp to find out more about the holiday wonderland that awaits your friends and family at the Festival of Trees.

Activities

Art Exhibit
Book Tree
Celebrity Baskets
Center Stage
Children's & Teen Trees
Designer Displays
Festival Express
Gift Shop
Gingerbread Village
Honor Trees
Holiday Parade - Nov. 19, 2011 11:00 am - Downtown Davenport, IA
North Pole Children's Activity Center
Santa's Throne
Talking Tree
Treat Shoppe
Zoo Tree
Restrictions
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
No refunds. All sales are final.


 

Festival of Trees
136 East Third Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Festival of Trees Website
@RiverCenter

Hours:
Nov. 19: 9 am to 9 pm
Nov. 20: 10 am to 7 pm
Nov. 21: 9 am to 9 pm
Nov. 22: 9 am to 9 pm
Nov. 23: 9 am to 9 pm
Nov. 24: 5 pm to 9 pm
Nov. 25: 9 am to 9 pm
Nov. 26: 9 am to 9 pm
Nov. 27: 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011

5x7 Folded Card

With Love Christmas Card
Shutterfly has classic, elegant Christmas invitations for your party.
View the entire collection of cards.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Qc times Daily deals 9/16/11

Perfect timing for us on this deal!! $44 for a nice hotel stay.

Description


When guests arrive at The Lodge Hotel and Conference Center In Bettendorf, Iowa, they experience the majestic charm and beauty that sets the Lodge apart from the "chain" hotels that are so ordinary and abundant. The Lodge Hotel has a unique character that is one of a kind. The Lodge Hotel offers the perfect environment for every guest to make the most of their time away from home. The Lodge Hotel and Conference Center offers 210 uniquely appointed guest rooms with 14 different room types to choose from - each room is touched with unique elegance such as priceless antiques and specially designed tapestries.

Indulge yourself in our award-winning restaurant. We offer our guests specially prepared entrees off a diverse menu offering both American and European cuisine. More than you can eat at a comfortable price!
Whether you find yourself at The Lodge on business or for pleasure, there is recreation available for all.
Blackbear Lounge
Newly renovated! Come in to watch the big game and your favorite team whether it is college or pro. Blackbear Lounge, located in The Lodge Hotel, features every game, every week. Amazing Football Fever specials on both food and drinks. Food specials include $2.99 burger baskets, $4.99 cheese quesadillas, $5.99 nachos, $2.99 for three soft shell tacos, and buy six wings at $6.95 and get three free!
Pool and Fitness
You can swim in the indoor pool, relax in the sauna or the whirlpool, work out in the fitness room or just amuse yourself in our game room.
On Site Restaurant
Our on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can join us in the dining room or have it brought directly to your room.
Complimentary Internet Access
Free high speed internet access is available in all sleeping rooms. Hard wired and wireless service is available. If you don't travel with your computer, we provide one for guest usage free of charge in our lobby.
Complimentary Transportation
Flying into the area? The Lodge offers complimentary airport and local transportation (based upon availability) If you'd like to visit one of the two Mississippi River Boat Casinos, you can use the complimentary shuttle service.
Valet Service
Valet service available Monday - Friday.
Laundry Services
Need to have your laundry done? Drop off your laundry at the front desk by 7:30a.m. and it will be returned to your room by 5p.m. the same day. We also have coin operated laundry facilities on site for your convenience.
Restrictions
ONE PER VISIT
Certificate valid for one standard room (up to two Queens or one King)
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
No refunds. All sales are final.
Expires 9-18-2012

Friday, September 2, 2011

Qc times Daily deals 9/2/11

Yumm!! Todays Qc Times deal is for half off ice cream. Buy a $10 Gift card for $5. Here are the details.
Description


It's ICE CREAM!!!
Do I really need to say anything else?
MaggieMoo's award-winning ice cream starts with the finest ingredients to make super premium ice cream fresh in the Treatery every day. We are the only national retail chain to win five Blue Ribbon Awards from the National Ice Cream Retailer's Association: Vanilla, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Strawberry.
We offer a memorable experience to our guests! We hand-fold your favorite nuts, candy or fruit into our ice cream, right in front of you! We are known for ice cream innovation! We invented the ice cream cupcake, as featured on Food Network and the ice cream pizza! We make much more than ice cream, we offer smoothies, milkshakes, cakes, treats and more. And, Maggie often stops by to say hello to her fans and make sure everything is running to her satisfaction.
Who Is Maggie?
Maggie brings smiles to children of all ages. She celebrates her award-winning ice cream in style! She's always decked out in her pink dress and her pearls.She's often seen around town freshening up for a Grand Opening, buying a frozen coffee, picking out fresh produce at the grocery store, checking out books at the library or stopping by a local charity to drop off a donation.Maggie is used to her celebrity life style and has been known to sign a couple of autographs, give her fans a hug, and pose for the paparazzi.
Now serving Yogurt!!!
Visit us online at
http://www.maggiemoos.com/
Like us on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/maggiemoosdavenport?sk=wall
Restrictions
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
One per customer per visit
No refunds. All sales are final.
Expires 9-2-2012
You have until Mon, Sep 05 2011 11:59 PM to purchase!
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery
5264 Utica Ridge Road
Davenport, IA 52807
563-355-6661
www.maggiemoos.com/

Thursday, August 25, 2011

90% off Chicago Tribune!!

Todays Groupon deal is one to jump on if you want all those great coupons! $20 for the Sunday Chicago Tribune delivered to your door! Go here for details

$10 credit when you join Open sky

$10 Credit when you join Open sky!! It looks pretty close to NoMoreRack, the sales change. Its possible you could get something for free with your credit one day. Today the cheapest thing I see is $14 Olive Oil.

Double Qctimes Deal- Half off coffee JavaJava

Half off Coffee is always good! Go here to get his deal. $10 Java Java card for $5. deal ends Aug 28th 2011.
Java Java Espresso Cafe

836 E River Drive
Davenport, IA 52803
563-324-1600
www.javajavaaddict.com/
Mon - Fri: 5:30 - 6:00
Sat: 6:00 - 3:00
Sun: Closed




Qc times Daily deals 8/25/11 Bella Dona

Anytime you can get a great haircut for cheaper, jump on the chance!! Todays Daily Deal is a great deal. $50 trim and treatment for $25.


Description


Is it time to repair your hair after a long or should I say not long enough summer? You're just in luck! Get It Today: Hair Cut and Reconstructive Treatment for only $25!
One (1) per customer. May purchase four (4) for friends and family!
This treatment will moisturize, repair, reconstruct,
condition, and soften your hair.
Not ready for a big change? That's ok...just trim off those split ends and your hair will look and feel more healthy!
Great for all hair types, especially Damaged, Dry, Fragile/Breaking, and/or Normal-Fine Hair Types.
Bella Dona
830 STATEST
BETTENDORF, IA 52722
563-355-2243
TUES-FRI 10AM-8PM
SAT 10AM-5PM
Restrictions
Valid until 1 year(s) after purchase date.
Good for Hair Cut & Reconstructive Treatment
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
One per customer
May purchase four (4) for friends
No refunds. All sales are final.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 8/17/11

Wow, I haven't typed up a post in months!! It's been a great summer though.

Lots of great deals at Hyvee this week. Again, this is just what caught my eye at the stores this week. Feel free to add anything if I missed something great and I'm sure I did (:

Hyvee
2day sale (Thur/Fri) 10% off all frozen items you can fit in a sack
Hormel Always Tender Ribs $1.99/lb
Bananas $.39
Hyvee Cottage Cheese $.99
Pillsbury Cake mix $.69 (I haven't seen a good cake mix sale in forever!)
Suave Shampoo/Conditioner 4/$5 (lots of coupons with suave) 15oz size is $.97

Farmland Bacon $2.99
Hyvee Chicken breast $.88/lb
Green Grapes $.99/lb
Hyvee frozen veggies $.69

Fareway
Fareway coupon-Welch's grape jelly/jam 32 oz jar/22 oz bottle $.99
Dole Lettuce $.69/head
80%ground beef $1.99/lb

Schnucks
Capri sun $1.67/10ct pkg

I might add more later as I go through my coupons. I'm still trying to organize them. I got them all clipped and half of the expired ones pulled. Now I just need to get them in the right place so I can find them easier. I'll let you guys know. I saw a few good deals on snack bars and cereal but they aren't a great deal unless there is coupon match ups to go with them.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 6/29/11

So many great deals to be had this week. Time to stock up on soda and cook out items!

Schnucks
10 for $10 Chex mix, Gardettos or bugles
Weber Grilling Spices 10 for $10 (use $1 off from this last sunday paper and its free!)

Hyvee

2day sale Thursday/Friday
Chicken Breast $1.69 (Great price!)
Purex 50 oz(33 load) 5/$10(not really stock up price but good deal if you need laundry soap)
Oscar Mayer hot dogs $.99
Pepsi 2 liter $.77
Popsicle pops $.99
80% beef $1.99/lb (this is a good price but hyvee hamburger isnt my favorite)
Quilted Northern 6 double roll $2.99
Michelob 12 pack $8.99
Whole week sale
Arkansas Tomatoes $.99/lb
Radishes $.99

Fareway

(look for an ad in tomorrows paper for there 2 day sale)
Pepsi 4/$7.98
Arkansas Tomatoes $.99/lb
Budweiser 20 pk $13.88(this is the cheapest price I see, for those of you that got the bud houseparty)
93%beef $2.79 (Fareway has my favorite beef! This is my stock up price now adays for the kind I like)

Aldi

Strawberries $.99
Bentons Graham crackers $1.19

Jewel-Osco

2day sale
$.69 Jewel hot dog/hamburger buns

save $5 when buy 10 of select products
Oscar Mayer hot dogs $1.49-making them $.99
Kraft cheese $2.49-making them $1.99
Pillsbury brownies $.99-making them $.49
Gatorade $1-making them $.50
Kraft Salad dressing $1.99-making them $1.49
Heinz $1.99-making them $1.49
Kelloggs cereals $2.99-making them $2.49
Caprisun $1.99-making them $1.49
Klondike bars $2.49-making them $1.99
Bars 3 lB corn dogs $5.99-making them $5.49
Kelloggs Cinnabon bars, fruit snacks, rice krispies $2.49-making them $1.99
Twizzlers $1.88-making them $1.38(better deal at Walgreens this week)
Sabra Hummus $3.99-making them $3.49
Frenchs mustard, lawrys marinade $1.49-making them $.99
Country time, koolaid $2.49-making them $1.99
Green giant veggies $.99-making them $.49
Jello $2.99-making them $2.49
Orelda potatoes $3.49-making them $2.99
Nabisco crackers $2.49-making them $1.99
Hersheys syrup $2-making them $1.50
Can still get the Coke deal today.Under $2 for coke is a great deal!!

I'm sure I missed some great deals. Feel free to comment what you saw that were good deals. I have also seen charcoal for sale at a few places. Lowes has b1g1 free kingsford just under $8 and Walmart has a double back for around $8. Use 2 coupons at Lowes(Jewel has coupon books right inside the door that has $1 off coupons in them)brings it down to about $6 for 2 big bags of charcoal at Lowes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Qc times Daily deals 6/14/11

Looking for a great summer pass time? Todays Qc times deal is great. $10 for a $20 value 10 punch card for the Milan sprinkler park. If youre unsure about doing the Qc times deals, heres how it works. You pay $10 online now. Later you print out a piece of paper saying you paid from the computer. You take that to the sprinkler park when you go and they give you 2 hole punch cards to use when you come. Go here for the deal!

The Milan Sprayground a zero-depth water park, is at 315 East 4th Ave.

Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Thurs; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sat;
and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
The highly-successful sprayground, a concrete pad with water spouts of different heights that spray on people, was in July 2003.
Restrictions
Valid for 10 Visits to the Sprayground
Present certificate for 2 ten dollar punch cards
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion
Tax and gratuity not included
Expires End of 2011 Season
No refunds. All sales are final.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grocery Ad Sweep 6/1/11

These are my favorites from the ads. Check out the ads online to see a full list. Fareway, Schnucks, Hyvee, Save-a-lot.

Fareway
Weber grill Seasoning .99 (use $1 off coupon from paper)

 Schnucks
Powerade 32 oz 6 for $4 (about .67)
Pillsbury Grands 10 for $10

Hyvee
Kens steak house dressing $.99 (use $1 off coupon from paper) Thur & Fri only
eggs $.88
Butter Kernel vegetables $.38
Tostitos tortilla chips $1.88 Thur & Fri only

Save-A-Lot
Pringles 10/$10 (use $1 off 3) $.67/can
Butterball Turkey Bacon 10/$10 (use $.65 off coupon from paper)

Aldi
$.99 strawberries
$.44 Bananas

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 5/25/11

Lots of great deals this week!! Heres a scan of my favorites:

Hyvee
1day sale Thursday May 26.2011
Coke 2 liters $.69
Van Camps Pork and beans $.39
Johnsonville Italian Sausage or Brats $2.98 (also $.55 off coupon from paper)
Wonder Hamburger/Hot dog buns $.88
Midwest Country Fare ice cream 4quart pail $2.99

Oscar Mayer hot dogs $.99 ($1 off 2 coupon from paper)
Watermelon $2.88

buy any 10 save $5
Kraft Mayo $2.49 (also $1 off 2 coupon from paper)
Oscar Mayer deli meat $2.99 ($1 off 2 coupon from paper)
Kraft Dressing $1.49 ($1 off 2 from paper)
Ritz crackers $1.99 ($1 off coupon from paper)
Kraft natural cheese $1.99
Capri Sun $1.99

Schnucks
Lawry's marinade 5/$5 ($.50 off )
Sargento cheese slices $2.76 ($.50/2)
Sargento Shredded cheese $2.56 ($.55 off)
Baby Rays BBQ $.88($1 off)
Pepsi 4 for $8.96
Weber grilling sprices 5/$5 ($1 off coupon)
Lays Chips $1.75

Friday, May 6, 2011

CVS shopping trip 5/6/11

     I haven't been coupon shopping much lately. I think I'm kind of burnt out. I'm also stocked up on everything. (But food of course, can you ever really be too stocked up on food?)
     There were a few things this week that I wanted to get at CVS and I had some Care bucks that were expiring on the 12th. I wanted to do the Pepsico products, buy $15 of selected products get back $5. In this last paper there were some great coupons to go with this. If you didn't get the bigger town paper such as the Chicago Tribune or Des Moine Register you didn't get this insert.
     I purchased 1 bag of Tostito chips $2.99, 1 Tostito dip $2.99, 1 Pepsi(was suppose to be Pepsi Max but they didn't have it and he let me substitute.) 2- 4 packs of starbucks Frappuccino $10. I used $1 off Tostito, buy 1 tostito and dip get Pepsi Max free, $2 off Starbucks Frappuccino. After you figure in the $5 Carebucks and the coupons I used, it was $7.98(12.98 if you don't count the $5 Carebucks) for all of these items. I had $11.73 in Carebucks from previous shopping trips I used to pay.
     Then I took my $5 Carebucks I got from this transaction and purchased the Pantene Detangler 2/$6.97 and the Colgate Maxfresh $2.77. I used $.75 off Colgate coupon and $3 off 2 pantene coupon. My total after coupons should have been $5.99 and I used the $5 Carebucks. I love going to the store with just a few bucks cash and leaving with all this stuff. Now I have $3.77 to use on my next trip.
     So my total out of pocket was $1.95. Now that's with my 11.73 previous Carebucks. Is this too confusing? I just wanted to share (:

FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! from Stonyfield Yogurt

I LOVE Stonyfield Yogurt!!!  Just to give you an idea what is in your typical yogurt:

Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Low Fat Milk, Sugar, Strawberries, Modified Corn Starch, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Nonfat Milk, Kosher Gelatin, Citric Acid, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Pectin, Colored with Carmine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.

Where as Stonyfield has


100% natural flavors and no artificial flavors or sweeteners

One of the nutritional benefits of their yogurt is probiotics - they have 6 different live active cultures in their yogurt!  Find out more about their great yogurt here: http://www.stonyfield.com/healthy-people/our-yogurt/what-makes-our-products-so-special

To enter this giveaway
Go to their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stonyfieldfarm?ref=ts and comment on why you like their yogurt or why you think organic is important; then comment here with your email so that we can contact the winner! You have until Sunday Midnight to enter.

GREEK YOGURT COFFEE CAKE


Read more about it at www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,166,157186-251193,00.html
Content Copyright © 2011 Cooks.com - All rights reserved.


2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. yogurt

2 c. flour, sifted

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Nut mixture (see below)


Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and yogurt, 1/3 at a time. Beat until smooth. Spread half of batter in greased and floured 9 x 12 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle half of nut mixture over batter. Pour remaining half of batter and top with remaining nut mixture.


NUT MIXTURE:

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. sugar

1 c. walnuts, chopped

Mix all ingredients, use as directed in step 3 above. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Serves 12.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 5/4/11

These are the things I saw in the ad for today:

Schnucks
Lots of 10 for $1 items
KC masterpiece BBQ sauce ($.50 off coupon from paper exp 5/15) making it $.50

Fareway
80% ground beef in 10lb tubes $1.99/lb
Pepsi 4/$10 with coupon found in store or paper
Dole Lettuce $.73
Pink Lady apples $.73
Sweet corn on the cob 3/$1

Hyvee
Fruity Pebbles $1.68
coupon in ad for free salsa when you buy 2 tostitos or sunchips (pair that with the the $1 off Tostito and free Pepsi max when you buy tostito) Its $4 for salsa, 2 bags of tostitos, 2 liter of Pepsi Max.
Eggs $.99 (they havent been this price forever!)
Tidy Cats 20lb bag $3.38 (use $1 off tidy cat coupon in this last sunday paper)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Follow me Tuesday 5/3/11

Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Consignments shops are great places to look for things. However sometimes when paired with a sale and a coupon its actually cheaper to buy it new at a store. Lots of stores offer coupons. JCPenny, Younkers, Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond almost always have coupons. Sometimes you will find online codes or coupons for other stores such as: Gap, Lane Bryant, New York and Company, Victoria Secret, etc.

JCPenny shopping
$10 off $25 purchase comes out often
$10 off $10 purchase sometimes comes in the mail

I just went to Ulta for the first time and LOVED it!  You can use Manufacturer coupons for all your beauty products (for which I had lots) and also thier store coupons!  I was able to find a store coupon on an app for my phone and often you can pull up coupons on your phone from the web that can be scanned at the store! 
At this shop I had $18 in products and spent $6.60 after tax that's just over $1.50 an item!



Also a lot of stores now have txt coupons - if you have unlimited txting sign up for ALL OF THEM!
Hy Vee, Checkers, Target, Old Navy, Chick-Fil-a - just to name a few!
They will not only notify you of upcoming deals but occasionally you get a coupon for the text recievers ONLY "show this txt..." LOVE THAT!



What are some ways you save money on buying clothes? Especially unplanned purchases?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Healthy you 4/28/11

Taken from Reshaping it all by Candace Cameron Bure

How many times have you reached for junk food that wasn't part of your plan because you justified that it would be a one-time thing? "Just this time" is a mind trap, and although we've fallen into that trap several times, we keep telling ourselves the same lie. Recognize the thought, and fight it.

 Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

When we resist temptation, it eventually leaves. I promise you that. I mean seriously, you aren't still craving that chocolate bar you rejected last month are you? The temptation eventually left.

Now she isn't saying that these foods are evil. Its just the pull the food has on us. When we are desiring these foods more than we desire God, It becomes a sin.

I'm struggling this week. Feeling kind of in the dumps and this is what makes me want to eat. I'm a chocolate kind of person. Here's a recipe I make that makes me feel less guilty about eating the chocolate. Its about 100 calories a cupcake with a little whip cream on top.

1 box sugar free cake mix ( you can use any flavor but I choose chocolate)
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup water

mix and put into cupcake pans. bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. (If you have good cupcake pans you don't even have to spray them)
makes 24 cupcakes ( you can also make the smaller cupcakes and have 2 for 100 calories. This is what I like so I feel like I can eat more)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 4/27/11

I'm doing a quick grocery sweep this morning because we are going to the zoo. This is what I saw going through the ads quickly this morning. I'll add more later if I see anything else that catches my eye.

Hyvee
Van Camp Beans .39 (Fareway has them 3/$1)
Pepsi 2 liter .69
Red Grapes .99

Schnucks
Buy $20 get back $5 for your next shopping trip
   Hot pocket 5/$10
   Juicy Juice 2/$5
   Water 2/$5
   Coffeemate $1.98
   Carnation breakfast essentials 2/$8

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No More Rack

Awesome! I received my Puma watch I posted a few weeks ago here from No More Rack last week. It came quickly and with all my credits it was only $15. I got the credits automatically when No More Rack would just add them to my account from different Holiday promotions they were having. I really didn't even know I had that many credits.

Well, today I got another Puma watch in the mail. I checked my credit card and they only charged me for one watch. So I called them to see what they wanted me to do with this second watch, since it was obviously a mistake. At first they said they would credit me $10 on my No More Rack account for me to ship it back. I didn't want to do that since their items are random and I wasn't sure I would see something again I wanted. So they called me back later and said they have been having a problem with this happening and go ahead and keep the watch! So I have 2 Puma watches I got for $15. I will most likely sell the other one or maybe re-gift it. I'm not sure. But I thought I would share with you guys. How great is that (:

Check out No More Rack for your self here. Its free to sign up. Just check every day for the items they have and maybe you'll find something you want one day.

Follow me Tuesday 4/26/11

I think this is going to be one of the last videos til after Summer. We may do a few as things come up. Also if you havent noticed, we probably won't be posting as much on the blog. As we see great deals most likely they will just get put on the Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Qc times Daily deals 4/19/11

I saw these pictures at a friends house just a few months ago and love them. I went to the Hallmark store to see how much they were. Oh my was I surprised! They are very expensive! When I saw this deal I was very excited.
Art and More at North Park Mall offers quality custom framing including tons of already framed fine Art and sports memorabilia.

Our artistic alphabet letter collection will “wow” you. These letters come with a single black mat with up to 6 letters in a 7 x 28 black frame or a single black mat with up to 8 letters in a 12 x 34 black frame We can also customize our mats for more letters.
We also sell personalized sports prints, memory mats, and can customize any name with different payouts.
Whether you need some family photo framed, a ticket stub, some fine Art, a poster or some kind of special keepsake including signed player photos, jerseys, t-shirts, baseballs, footballs, hockey sticks or anything we can make it happen for you. Our craftsmanship and quality is same as the name brand stores but our prices cannot be beat.
If we don’t have something in store we will try our best to get it for you. We have most of the products in stock.
Our quality in stock framed fine art has the most variety in Quad city. Whether you have just purchased a new house or moved in a new apartment or want to redecorate we have the best selection of framed fine art and sports art.
Our in stock framed sports collection is so vast that we carry almost all the famous team stadiums, star players and much much more. If we do not have your favorite team collection we are always here to help you find the right sports art for your game room or man cave. We have framed tons of jerseys, sports art prints, and posters so if you want to dig through and find that print or poster, bring it on and we will give your fine art or sports art a new life…. not wife…lololololol

Restrictions
Artistic letters framed with a single black mat & black frame
Mat color can be changed in store for extra $10.00
Frame can be change for extra $
No cash back for unused portion
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion
Can be purchased multiple times
No refunds. All sales are final.
Will frame right away (1 to 2 hours time frame)
Expires: 04/19/12
Questions: 563-445-0531
Coupon will be activated 24 hours after your credit card has been charged. Subject to Get it Today Terms and Conditions which may be found at www.qctimes.com. May not be redeemed for cash and may not be used with any other offers or promotions. Coupons for events must be redeemed/used by event date. If Coupons for non-events are not redeemed by the expiration date, redemption for amount paid but unused may be received for up to five years from issue date. For questions, contact us at 1- 800-880-8075 or jverdick@qctimes.com, (563) 383-2388 for more information.

Go here if you want this deal!

Follow me Tuesday 4/19/11 'coupons, coupons, coupons!'

In honor of Good Friday and Easter (just as important as Christmas in our house!) we want to leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling. We are at Target now, by the time this posts anyway, leaving coupons around the store for you. Our binders are busting at he rims and I hate seeing good coupons go to waste! You don't have to use these coupons at Target. Target is just my favorite shopping place so that's why I decided to leave them there.

Easter Egg Hunt for Couponers!

If you want to leave a fuzzy warm feeling for someone this wonderful Holiday you can leave a few coupons you aren't going to use too! I'm telling you, you guys don't want to miss this. Have fun! (:

Have a great Good Friday and Easter

I'm leaving these coupons at Target in Davenport on Elmore street. I encourage you to leave some of your own coupons in your own towns if you're not from the QC area. (:

Just back from Target. Just wanted to let you guys know the areas I left coupons. I made it to the Make-up, Toothpaste and that whole section of personal care items, Baby, freezer, cleaning, beginning of food section. At the food section my kids were ready to be done. They did great helping me post the coupons at the beginning.  Have fun and Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Healthy you 4/14/11

 I signed up for these emails from Made to Crave. This one really hits the spot at my house. Go here to view and sign up for yourself.

I will give you a glimpse into my life. This weekend I was trying to get the house ready for our open on Sunday. We had a lot going on so I didn't get started til after dinner. I was really bitter because I felt like I was the only one trying to get the house sold. I had asked my husband to hang some pictures and fix a leaky faucet. He hadn't done it. Now I was trying to get the house together as everyone else was sitting down watching TV. I decided I wasn't going to do anymore. If no one else cared neither would I. I still hadn't shampooed and there were some spots that really needed it. I went to my room to just read by myself. I had just gotten 'Reshaping It All' by Candace Cameron Bure. So as I'm reading I'm thinking how I just want to go down stairs and eat something. But I keep reading. She talks about just that. How we start to feel emotional about something and then we turn to food instead of God.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Galations 5:16


I did apologize the next day to my husband and thankfully no one came to the open. (The floors were really that bad!) Next time I will not dwell in my bitterness!

Hope everyone else is having a good week (:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Homeschool Wednesday 4/13/11

I love the freedom you have homeschooling. Not only can you teach your children above and beyond what the normal schools do, you can have fun doing it too! Today we finally finished our compost! We did a vermicompost back in October(we did Botany for science) and you are supposed to harvest it after 2 months. OOPS. It took us 3 days but we finally did it and started our next one.
This is the done product.


Toby searching for worms! Such a good compost harvester

Malaki and Toby tearing paper strips to make the new compost. Malaki has a fever and he's still helping out. Such a good sport!




This is what the compost looks like before its ready.

Grocery Ad sweep 4/13/11

These are the things that stand out to me in the ads for today:

Fareway
Russet Potatoes 5 lb $.88
Doritos $1.78
Green bell peppers 2/$1
Ground Beef 93% lean $2.79/lb
Pepsi 6 pack 24 oz bottles 4/10 ($2.50 each)

Hyvee
Red strawberries 4lb $3.99 (Thurs, Friday, Saturday)
Ground beef 80% lean 5 lb rolls $9.95
Dole Iceberg or Cole slaw $.77
Doritos $1.88

Sams club
Looks like you can go shop at Sams club Friday april 15-17th with no upcharge and no membership.

Schnucks
Bratwurst $2.99(this says per lb so I'm not sure how great of a deal this is)

Jewel-Osco
12 ways to get free eggs(buy any of the following get a dozen eggs free)
  buy 2 mission flour tortillas 2/$5
  2 mary kitchen hash 2/$5
  2 Tropicana Pure premium trop50 or 6-pk 2/$6
  2 Spam 2/$5
  2 Hershey Easter chocolates 2/$6
  2 Kellogg's rice krispie treats, fruit snacks, or cinnamon bars 2/$5
  2 Martinellis Sparkling Cider 2/$4
  2 Mott's Medleys juice 2/$7
  1 Dunkin donuts coffee $7.99
  1 Wright Bacon $6.99
  2 Colgate toothpaste/Toothbrush 2/$5
  1 Finish Gelpacs/Tabs $3.99

10/$10 Del MOnte Fruit naturals
Save $5 when you buy any 10 of the following
Oreo $2.49
Ritz crackers $2.49
Jello gelatin or pudding 4pk $2.49
Jewel Powdered/Brown sugar $1.99
Idahoan mashed potatoes $.99
Hershey's Easter trays $2.99
Nestle morsels $2.49
Stove top stuffing $1.49
Quaker chewy granola bars $2.49
Hellmann's Mayo $3.49
Quilted Northern 12 ct $6.49
Quaker quick oats $2.99
Dole mandarin oranges/tropical fruit salad/pineapple $.79
Langers Juice cocktail $2.49
Green Mountan Coffee K-cups $6.99

Jewel Cream cheese $.99
Jewel Butter $1.99


I'm sure I missed alot but this is what I see glancing over the ad. (:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Follow me Tuesday 4/12/11

We filmed outside of Walgreens last week. They won't allow us to film inside the store. Make sure you look for the clearance bins when your in the stores. You may have a good coupon to stack with it. When theres Register Rewards try and use the least amount of money you can. So what you want to do, if you're buying more than one thing that has a Register Reward, is buy the one item and then use that Register Reward for the next. So I bought the soda last week. I used the $3 Register Reward to buy my toothpaste. I also had $.75 off coupon so I was only paying $2.24. So in this case I need to make sure I'm buying something else to cover that 'overage'. I could have bought the Purex at $1.99. I decided to get the candy for free. You can save these 'filler items' for Easter baskets.

**note correction on the Purex. You don't need a filler item when you are using a Manufacture coupon and Walgreens coupon. Steph had $1 off manufacture coupon and a Walgreens in ad coupon to make the Purex $.99. She didn't have to purchase anything else at that point.

You can use an In Ad Walgreen's coupon, Walgreen's booklet coupon, and Manufacture coupon all for one item! For example, Walgreen's had Progresso soup on sale one week with an in ad coupon. I used the in ad coupon, a Manufacture coupon and there was a coupon in the Walgreen's booklet and I got the soup for $.50/can.

I hope this video helps a little. It was hard to do outside with the cars and people in the parking lot. I apologize!

Monday, April 11, 2011

No more rack

Are you part of the No More Rack community yet? They send out daily deals for discounted items. I had never actually bought anything until today. I had a few credits built up. When you join you get $10 and on some Holidays they send you credits to buy things. I love Puma products. Today they have a cute Puma watch for only $30 and $2 shipping. Some times they include free shipping too. With my credits and shipping I got the watch for $15. How awesome! My watch cracked a few weeks ago..and it was a crystal, very nice watch. So I haven't been wearing it and I am a big watch person. I love to know what time it is.
Here is a picture of the cute watch! If you just keep an eye after you sign up on the things the have you're bound to find something one day you like! Go here and you should get a $10 credit.

Giveaway/Review Friday

I think I'm going to do away with Giveaway Review Friday. I can't keep asking companies to partner with me for giveaways if I'm only going to have 12 or less people enter the Giveaways. Companies do the giveaways to get their product name out there and when theres only a few people entering the giveaways it doesn't look worth their while. I'm going to do away with it at least through the summer probably. Maybe we will do a few here and there (:

What kinds of things would you want to see in the future for giveaways?

Tape, Tape, Tape

I'm thinking about the little things to put in the kids Easter baskets. We treat Easter just the same as Christmas. Its equally important right! Christmas is the birth of Christ and Easter is the Resurrection of Christ. I already have all the big presents for the kids. I really wish I had gotten the electrical tape at Menards when they had it for free. My kids love tape. My youngest has been putting it all over his arms and face so he 'looks cool'. Now I need to find some tape deals. Why can't I think ahead? That's a key for couponing...you save the most when you think ahead!

Whats everyone else doing for Easter Baskets? Any good ideas?

Qc times Daily deals 4/11/11

Workout With Ray Bootcamp package, valued at $160. You can get this today for $40!
Description


One month of Fitness Boot Camp(8 sessions) which includes strength, endurance, & cardiac training to boost weight loss. Plus one individual training session and one health consultation.
Workout With Ray is the most recognized Quad Cities personal fitness training organization assisting people achieve the body of their dreams while gaining more energy, living longer, and feeling better about themselves--and having fun during the process!
We love teaching our personal training clients about exercise, diet, and making the changes needed to live a happy and healthy life. As a Workout With Ray client, you will have a fitness training program designed just for you. What may work for your best friend, co-worker, or family member may not work for you at all. We'll teach you every aspect of your personalized program. We'll work together to create the changes needed in your life. Along the way, we'll routinely stop to evaluate your progress and adjust your plan to ensure you are reaching your goals.
Our fitness training plans aren't just about exercise. Most of us have never been taught the "proper" way to eat. And if you don't eat right, you aren't going to lose weight and keep off the pounds. Your personalized program will include training on the right way to eat and meal plans customized to meet your goals.
Are you ready to make some changes in your life? We'll show you how to reclaim your body and live a healthier life. Best of all, your results are 100% guaranteed. Let's get started now!
Restrictions
One month of Fitness Boot Camp(8 sessions) which includes strength, endurance, & cardiac training to boost weight loss. Plus one individual training session and one health consultation
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion
No refunds. All sales are final.
New Clients Only
Expires 04/11/12
Coupon will be activated 24 hours after your credit card has been charged. Subject to Get it Today Terms and Conditions which may be found at www.qctimes.com. May not be redeemed for cash and may not be used with any other offers or promotions. Coupons for events must be redeemed/used by event date. If Coupons for non-events are not redeemed by the expiration date, redemption for amount paid but unused may be received for up to five years from issue date. For questions, contact us at 1- 800-880-8075 or jverdick@qctimes.com, (563) 383-2388 for more information

Friday, April 8, 2011

EXTREME COUPONING "FRAUD" ON TLC

                  So as I was watching the show this wednesday - and if you were like me and thinking, "This is crazy, I though I was doing really good - how do you get all that free stuff?!"
                 Well Jill Cataldo, a woman I had a chance to see twice at the Moline Library, has the answers.
She did an evaluation of the shopping trips and explains how the most likely sanario for the deals is FRAUD.

http://www.supercouponing.com/extremecouponingquestions.html

There are several types of coupon fraud and I wanted to list them out so that everyone is infomed we want to coupon the right way - not 'steal' the items which is what you essentially do when using coupons in not thier intended manner:
- DO NOT COPY coupons (from the paper or from the internet)
- Look at quantity and size (4oz MEANS not 1oz travel size) look for "travel size excluded"
- Use the right coupon for the right product

The registers typically have an override button and will accept any coupon even if the item is NOT THERE - it's your responsability as a consumer who enjoys good deals to pay attention to using coupons correctly.  If not.... it could be the end of manufacturers putting out thier coupons at all :( Or stores who ammend thier policies to not accept coupons that are put out.

Qc times Daily deals 4/8/11

Todays QC times daily deal is a good one if you go to Incredible Pizza! $20 Gift card for $10!
Description

The 38,000 square-foot family entertainment center is all-indoor, smoke and alcohol free, and offers seating for hundreds of people.
Four 50s-themed dining rooms compliment the facility with private rooms available for birthday parties, corporate meetings, and other group events.
The fairgrounds game room will contain attractions like Laser Tag, Mini-Bowling, and Bumper Cars, and over 100 video and redemption games.
Laser Tag at Incredible Pizza is like no where else! 8 minute sessions. 12 people through at a time. Bring your friends today!
Restrictions
Davenport Location Only
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion
Tax and gratuity not included
Two per customer per visit
No refunds. All sales are final.
Expires 04/10/12
Located
 Davenport's Incredible Pizza Company

2130 East Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
(563) 355-0530
www.incrediblepizza.com/davenport
Mon - Thurs: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Go here for this deal.

Review/Giveaway Friday 4/8/11


 In honor of the drive in opening this weekend we are doing a Review/Giveaway for the 61 Drive in. My family looks forward to the new season every year for the drive in. We have been going for almost 10 years now!

The Drive in is located Located 5 miles South of Maquoketa on Highway 61. Exit 153
     The gates open at 6:30 and the movie starts around 8 pm. Most people go early and enjoy some family time before the movie starts. They have a train ride for the kids, swing sets, people bring foot balls, playing cards, etc.
This is the caboose of the train. Theres a swing set and sand box up by the movie screen also. And I believe a volleyball net towards the back of the field.

So this is the way it works, if you haven't been. You find a spot when you get there to park. You can play around or just visit til the movie starts. Once the movie starts you tune your radio to the station they direct you to when you pay and the movie runs through your radio. You can either sit in your car or bring chairs and sit in front of your vehicle.

The Drive in has a concession stand and restrooms. The concession prices are very reasonable and you can go here to print coupons. Also if you buy a gift card for $50 you get $10 more!!
Entrance for the movie is:

Adults 13 & OVER: $7.00
Children 5-12: $3.00
Children 4 & UNDER: FREE

This is my favorite part! You get 2 new movies for this price. You can not go to the theatre and pay this. The movies usually get over around midnightish. It depends on how long the 2 movies are. This is the only way we watch movies before they come out on DVD.

Thanks to the Owner-Dennis Voy for allowing me to giveaway 2 entry tickets for the Drive in. He also has included Free Popcorn vouchers for basically the entire summer! How awesome is this!! Here is the link to the Drive in's website if you want more info. Maybe we can even pair up for some more giveaways to my favorite family pass time (:

Make sure to look for him if you win, let him know you won tickets from QC Coupon deals and thank him for pairing up with us. (:
To enter this giveaway just comment what your favorite family pass time is. Make sure you enter on the blog, not facebook. If you aren't already following us make sure you do please. This is a local giveaway so please make sure you are in this area if you're entering. Leave your email address for me to contact you if you are a winner. Contest will end at Midnight on Sunday 4/10/11. But if you want to check out the drive in this weekend heres whats playing.
This opening weekend its
 LIMITLESS - PG13 [8:00 PM]
THE LINCOLN LAWYER -R [10:00 PM]

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Walgreens 4/10-4/16/2011

Lots of candy deals this week! This time of the year is very temping for me. Go here for a complete list of Walgreens deals

CVS deals 4/10/11-4/16/11

Great Easter basket fillers at CVS next week!

•Russell Stover single egg 1 oz or chocolate bunny .875 oz $.74 get $.74 eb Limit 1 (Sun, mon, Tues only)
•Super Miracle Bubbles 16 oz $1.99 get $1.99 eb Limit 1 (Sun, mon, Tues only)

Go here for more!

Healthy you 4/7/11

For this Healthy You, I'm just going to post a yummy and healthy cake. We all love cake once in awhile right. This recipe is light and perfect for all of those summer gatherings coming up! I think I'm making this for a get together Friday. Everyone always loves it and you can make it sugar free!

CELEBRATION CAKE
Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix (you can really use what ever cake mix you want)
3 Egg Whites
1/3 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce (or natural)
1 sm can Mandarin Oranges in Juice

Frosting:
Cool Whip Lite
1 pkg Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix (dry) (vanilla was wonderful)
1 sm can Crushed Pineapple in own Juice

Preheat oven 350. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. Mix the cake mix, egg whites, apple sauce, and the oranges with their juice. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake completely.

For the frosting, gently fold together the Cool Whip, the pudding mix and the pineapple with its juice. Frost the cake. The frosted cake should be stored in the refrigerator

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Redbox promo good til Oct/31/2011

New Redbox promo! Free 1 night movie rental when you buy a Totino's Pary Pizza and a 40Ct or 90 Ct Totino's Pizza Rolls snacks. Code is on the inside of the box so you have to make sure the box says Free online code inside box. Go here for more details. Fareway has these priced at $.99 right now. Also there have been some $1 off 5 coupons from Sundays newspaper.

Homeschool Wednesday 4/6/11

We got to visit the police station today for a homeschool field trip. Hopefully this is the only time my kids get into a police car (:
This seems like a great deal to me!! Cut AND color for $25.  My sister in law is a hair dresser and I can't even get a cut and color from her for $25!
They are located Studio Seven

2115 E 12th St
Davenport, IA
563-323-0771

Description


Great, creative, funky flair in a light-hearted atmosphere. We are not a fancy spa (no way). We do what we do in the most professional way with the space we have! Did we mention, fun? Please feel free to call for service menu prices.

Restrictions
Good for one cut and one color application
One Coupon per Visit
By appointment only
Open Tues-Sat
Cash back for unused portion? NO
No cash value.
Not valid with any other promotion
Tax and gratuity not included
No refunds. All sales are final.
Not valid on retail products
Deal is only live til Expires 04/06/12. Go here now to get this deal!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Qc times Daily deals 4/5/11

Todays Daily Deal is for Courtesy Ford Oil Change, Tire Rotation, Battery Check and a 41-point Spring Safety Check $69 Value for $19. Go here for more details.

Follow me Tuesday 4/5/11

We took Lisa coupon shopping for this Follow me Tuesday video. Now it is very hard to do this. We talked about a lot more than whats on this video. I also would like to say, our original winner couldn't make it after all. It is very hard to get 3 busy people to the store at the same time with out kids. Then I ended up with one of mine anyway...lol. I got ahold of Lisa and she was able to line up a sitter for her daycare kids and her own (Thanks Donna!). She had a days notice!

So we talked about getting a binder, organizing coupons, where to get coupons, price points, pairing up store coupons with manufacture coupons, and having a plan. These are all things we have talked about on the blog. We will have to also do another shopping trip with Lisa later on. It is a lot to take in and go over in a just a few hours. This shopping trip is not an extreme couponing type experience. We are not extreme couponers. We coupon to save what we can for our family. We get what we need and try to get what we think is enough til the next sale.

The main things we talked about with Lisa that were not in the video is to try and never pay for toothpaste(which ,by the way is free at Walgreens this week! If you got a paper this week its actually a money maker.), body wash, deodorant, etc. Walgreens and CVS do Register rewards and Extra Care bucks that you never have to pay for these items. If you need them try and not pay over $1 for these items and when you can get them for free stock up for what you think you will need to last a few months.

Know your price points. We saw silly bands on sale for $1.48. This is an ok price for Disney silly bands but if your kids don't care about the trade mark items, you can find these for around $1 at Walmart. We actually noticed a lot of 'clearanced' items that were only a few cents cheaper than regular price.

Check end caps. Usually this is where the clearance items are located

Don't match the picture to the item on the coupon. As long as you are matching what the words say, it doesn't matter if you get the item pictured on the coupon.

Make sure to pull the blinky and tear pad coupons. Most of the time its best to save these for later. Usually they will be cheaper when the tear pads and blinkys are gone.

Also most stores will price match. So if you have a favorite store or dont have, lets say, Target near you. Walmart will price match Targets prices. Most of the time you don't even need an ad. Just tell them its 'this price' at Target and they will ring it up. You can also use coupons on top of the price match!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kids eat free 4/5/11 at Chili's

Go here to sign up for these emails! To print this coupon for the kid meal go here.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New redbox deal valid til 4/11/11

Valid til 4/11/11. Rent any 2 at a time get 1 free. You get do this everyday if you want til 4/11/11. Go here for more details.

CVS deals 4/3-4/9/11

These are my favorite deals at CVS this week:

If you buy $30 in P&G you get back $10:
Charmin basic 12 count $5.49
Tide $10.99
Cover Girl Lashblast $6
Dawn dishsoap $.99
Aussie/Herbal Essance 2/$5
Bounty Basic paper towels $5.99
Duracell $9.99
Pampers $18.99
(I think for this deal I'm going to get 5 toilet papers and 3 dawn dishsoaps. I have $1 off Charmin coupons from the P&G books)

Complete Contact solution $8.99 get back $8.99 Free
Gum flossers $2 get back $2
Right Guard bodywash $3.88 get back $3

Walgreen deals 4/3-4/9/11

Here are my favorites at Walgreens for next week:

$.39 Cadbury Easter candy
Pepsi soda is 4/$13 get back $3 Reg Reward. Ends up being about $2.50/12 pack after Reg Reward
Colgate Toothpast $2.99 get back $2.99 Reg Reward Free
Gillette Proglide razor $9.99 get back $4 reg reward Use $4 coupon from sunday paper $1.99 razor
Purex $1.99

Review/Giveaway Friday 4/1/11

     Happy Friday! April Fools day on top of it. So this weeks Follow me Tuesday video I showed you how to make laundry soap. I would like to follow up with a review. I've washed all my laundry this week with my new laundry soap. As far as performance I feel like it works just the same on my clothes as the store bought soap. The only thing I really don't like is that its kind of chunky once it sits for a day. It's very different from your normal laundry soap.

     The process of making the soap was very easy and quick. Overall it only took a few minutes. So it just depends on how far you are willing to go to save a buck. It is by far cheaper than buying the laundry soap. You can also ad different fragrances to it if you miss the smells of your other laundry soaps.
     For me I think I will still buy my other laundry soaps when theres a great sale and I will use this soap when I can't find a good sale.
     Now to the fun part. I will be giving away 2 sample bottles of the soap I made. These will be about 2 load uses. You can see for yourself how it looks and if it cleans to your liking.

Requirements to enter to giveaway are as follows:
You must comment on the blog what your best laundry soap buy was. If you haven't had a great laundry soap buy then just comment what your favorite laundry soap is. Its really hard to count blog entries and Facebook entries so please just comment on the blog. Its really easy. You just click the comment at the end of this post. This giveaway will end on Sunday 4/3/11 at midnight. Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Healthy you 3/31/11

I'm doing great right now at dropping the pounds. I'm at a new goal I haven't seen since my last son was born. In September he will be 5! Its always so motivating to reach a new goal. In this book I'm reading, very slowly I might add, Made to Crave. She suggests to have a friend that you can journey with on the Healthy You path. This is a great suggestion. You can hold each other accountable for doing great. She can pray for you and you for her. Hopefully the temporary pleasure of one brownie won't be worth having to tell your accountability partner that you made the choice to mess up.