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Wedding Day
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thrifty Tips for May 9, 2013


Last weekend I posted my Saturday pick up from the Bountiful Baskets food co-op, and lots of my friends on Facebook and off asked about it.  I realized it has been a couple of years since I brought it up so I am bringing it up again.  When you join the co-op you get the opportunity to buy in on the week's pick up of fruits and vegetables plus additional items that you can purchase.  You can sign up for a 50/50 fruit and vegetable combination or go for an organic basket (I usually just stick with the regular).  In addition, there are opportunities to buy large quantities of other items like breads, tortillas, coconut oil and more.  The site is very easy to navigate and there is participation spots all over Arizona from Anthem to Yuma and in between.  You order between Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening and pick up on Saturday at the location required.  Learn more by going to the website.  Follow this link to learn more.   PS - Bountiful Baskets is available in some other states.

Friday, May 10th is free National Public Gardens Day.  Now this may not sound amazing to you, but if you took a good look at the gardens you can visit, for free on this day, you just might change your mind.  Visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix or Tohono Chul in Tucson.  The free admission tickets are thanks to Better Homes and Gardens and the American Public Garden Association.  Follow this link to get your link to participating gardens and your tickets.  It looks like you can get up to ten tickets.  Not a bad way to maybe spend a day with the home-school group.

Treat mom to a free breakfast at IKEA on Mother's Day from restaurant opening until 11:00 am.  Hey, I'm a mom, and if I don't have to cook, I'm happy.  I'll take a free meal anywhere. 

Dad's, teachers, grandparents or even older siblings can help fill out this sweet All About Mom printable from Tip Junkie.  It provides mom with a great snapshot of life with her little ones. 

Coupons are also a pretty awesome gift for mom.  I recently relocated some that my son gave me and although I haven't used them all yet, they have no expiration date so I intend to.  :)  There is a great printable at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.  Just scroll down a bit at this link.

Can't set up a getaway for mom on Mother's Day?  You can give her that feeling with breakfast in bed and a room service order.  Set up a menu for mom to choose her breakfast treats and print out this cute door hanger for her to write her choices on and hang on the door when she heads to bed.  So very sweet!

The kids can also make a really cute felt flower pot via this tutorial.  Felt is very inexpensive and these flowers will last a good long time.  

FREE EBOOKS (These ebooks were free at the time of my posting.  Be sure to check the price before you download because that can change quickly)
Through The Fire (First Responders Book #1) by Shawn Grady (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Last Disciple by Hank Hanegraff and Sigmund Brouwer (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)

An Untamed Land (Red River of the North Book #1) by Lauraine Snelling (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The How-To Book on Creating a Beautiful Container Garden by Jonah Green (AMAZON)

Eating Clean to Stay Young by Emma Madison (AMAZON)

FreeCCM has three free downloads available right now including songs from Todd Agnew and The Afters.

NoiseTrade is offering a possible free download of Matt Maher's "Burning In My Soul."  There are two ways that this can work.  You can tip Matt for the song from $1 up to $25 or spread the word about this song and download via Twitter or Facebook and get the song for free.


USDA Choice Ribeye, T-Bone or New York Steak any size package 50% off regular retail
Split Chicken Breasts, Thighs, Drums or Leg Quarters 99 cents lb
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties (limit 2) $1.79
Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops $1.99 lb
Red Ripe Strawberries 3 lb Package $2.97 (limit 2)

Fresh Whole Boneless Pork Loin sold Whole in the Bag $1.99
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz Selected Varieties 10/$5
Sweet White Corn 4/$1
Red Potatoes Bulk 69 cents lb
Safeway Farms Whole or Sliced White Mushrooms 8oz Package 2/$3
Country Time Drink Mix, Kool-Aid or Tang, Select Varieties 10-12 ct or 6-8 qt 10/$10

Kroger Value Boneless Chicken Breasts or Thighs, Fresh USDA Inspected $1.77 lb (limit 4)
Dulcinea Mini Seedless Watermelon 99 cents each (limit 4)
Blue Bell Ice Cream 64 oz $3.99
Fry's Large Eggs Grade AA 88 cents

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Some Thrifty Tips for May 2, 2013


A week or so ago, I was moaning to my husband about how badly I wished we had an app for our phone that could keep us on top of our grocery needs.  An app that could keep track of what we needed and also share that information with whomever we chose.  Grocery iQ is a perfect app for that.  With Grocery iQ you can scan items at home when you run out so they can be added to a shopping list, and whomever you share that list with will know as well.  This is a perfect plus for me and my husband.  I have missed more of his texts and calls when he is out at the store and wants to see if there is anything we need.  You can even organize your list by aisle which is a total time saver.  Free for Android and iPhone.  Learn more at

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Help your children share some appreciation for their teachers with these inexpensive gifts.

Pom pom yarn book marks are seriously cute.  All it takes is some inexpensive yarn, scissors and a wee bit of patience.  So simple, I could do it.  I found this tutorial at Design Mom

I found a great Back To School gift that can easily double as a teacher appreciation gift.  A small jar of dipping caramel and an apple wrapped up all cute.  This sweet gift is completely explained at Random Thoughts of a Supermom.

It doesn't get much easier than the gift of Fanta soda with the tag "You are a FANTA stic teacher."  The printable and tutorial is available at the blog 4 Men 1 Lady.

Bake your teacher some tasty cookies and pick up some take out boxes at the craft store.  There is a great printable and tutorial at Make Bake Celebrate (the cookies are awesomely decorated but any baked cookie will be just as sweet).  The printable tag that says "Thanks to you, I'm one smart cookie" is sweet as can be.

Plan on getting some flowers for the teacher?  Mom in Time Out has a great printable to go with flowers or put together a little garden kit like you will see at the website.  Very cute. 

If you have kids, you probably have crayons around.  If you don't have crayons around, they are easy to pick up and use to make a simple crayon frame.  Follow the tutorial at Mom It Forward.

Other quick ideas:
-Fill plastic lidded drinking glasses with single serve powdered drink mixes that they can add to the glass.  Perfect for the teacher to quench their thirst with a treat at any time. You can also fill that plastic cup with a couple of snack treats as well as drink packets. 
-If you can locate an old Scrabble game at the thrift store, you can combine the tiles to spell the teacher's name, glue it to the tile holder and give your teacher a creative desk plate.

While supplies last, sign up for a free sample of Color Scents trash bags.  Yes scented trash bags.  :)  Why not.  Follow this link to their Facebook page to order yours.

While you are online, check out this Facebook freebie for a sample of Ovaltine while supplies last as well.

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Head over to the National Day of Prayer website for more information, to find events in your area and for a free download of Sanctus Real's song "Pray."


Boneless  Half Pork Loin $1.77 lb Whole in Bag (limit 2)
Strawberries 16 oz 97 cents lb
Fry's Milk 2% Reduced Fat, Whole, Lowfat or Skim Half Gallon 88 cents each (limit 4)
Iceberg, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 99 cents 
Large Lemons 3/$1

Pork Spare Ribs Previously Frozen $1.88 lb
USDA Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak Buy 1 Get 2 Free ($8.99 lb)
Jumbo Cantaloupe $1 each
Tropical Mangos 3/$1
Red, Ripe Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb

Fresh Whole Pork Shoulder Blade Roast Bone-In (sold whole in bag)$1.49 lb
Pantry Essentials Milk Gallon, Whole, 2%, 1% or Fat Free $1.79 (limit 2)
Hass Avocados 77 cents each
Large Limes 4/$1
Cacique Chorizo 10 oz Selected Varieties 99 cents each

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thrifty Tips for April 25


One of my favorite sites for finding that ideal location when traveling is AirbnbAirbnb hooks you up with locals who are renting out their homes to travelers.  These homes could be condos, apartments, houses or even simply a room.  The bonus is the prices are right, the places belong to locals, and you are in the thick of things rather than in a hotel.  It is terrifically easy to navigate.  Another bonus, you can even rent your own place or rooms via Airbnb

Okay, the fact is even if it is petroleum jelly many of us just call it Vaseline.  It can be a money saver.  Here's a couple of tips.

-To make candle wax cleanup easier, lightly rub petroleum jelly inside the candle holder.
-Get a clean looking at home manicure by dabbing a light layer of the jelly around your fingernails before polishing.  Excess will wipe away cleanly.
-A light layer of the jelly around the mouth of the polish bottle will also make it a breeze to open.
-If your door has a squeak, apply a little jelly to silence it.
-Remove water stains from wood tables by applying the jelly to the stain and let it set over night.  Buff the stain out in the morning.   

FREE EBOOKS (Remember that these were free at the time of my posting.  Prices can change.  Please confirm the price before you confirm your order).

Alone: Finding Connection in a Lonely World by Andy Braner (AMAZON)

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow: A Novel of Bright's Pond by Joyce Magnin (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)

In the Company of Secrets (Postcards from Pullman Book 1) by Judith Miller (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)


Fresh Safeway Split Chicken Breasts, Drumsticks, Thighs or Leg Quarters (Bone-In) 99 cents lb
Red Delicious or Gala Apples 99 cents lb
Sweet Strawberries 1lb container 99 cents each
Powerade 32 oz Selected Varieties 49 cents each (limit 15)
Rosarita Refried Beans 15-16oz Selected Varieties 99 cents

Fresh  Whole Frying Chicken or Jumbo Pack Leg Quarters 88 cents lb (limit 2)
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.79 (limit 2)
American Beauty Pasta 12-16 oz $1
Hunt's Ketchup 24 oz Select Varieties $1
Albertsons Large Eggs 12 ct Grade AA $1.27 (limit 2)

Pork Loin Back Ribs or St. Louis Style Spareribs Previously Frozen Moist and Tender buy 1 get 2 free of Equal or Lesser Value (must be like items)
Iceberg, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 99 cents lb
Artichokes 10/$10
Kroger Cheese Select Varieties 6-8 oz or Singles 16 ct $1.88

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thrifty Tips



I love when I find a great recipe that takes advantage of a sale.  There is a super great slow cooker recipe for sweet pork at the blog Butter, with a side of bread.  Follow this link to check it out.  It is beyond easy, and very inexpensive.


Heading out on a road trip and want to find a place fast and at a discount?  Download the app from Hotel Tonight.  You can save up to 70% on a room.  The app works on iPhones and Android phones.  

Get alerts for the best travel deals by typing in your location and destination at Air Fare Watchdog, and they will email you when they find an awesome deal.  


While supplies last sign up at Target for a fee sample of Voots kids supplements. There is a small Q&A first to be qualified.

While supplies last you can sign up for a free sample for your cat with a sample of Purina One Healthy Metabolism Cat Food.  You will see the sample request on the first banner.


Wet & Wild in Phoenix is selling their season passes as a low cost when you buy four until April 21st.  This is a quick savings if it is a place you are going to visit more than twice, and with the warm Arizona weather coming, that might be a good idea.  Get details at their website.


Sign the kids up for a free Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic on May 11th where the kids can learn and make a sweetheart frame. 


The Afters has a new album that was released on Tuesday called "Life is Beautiful" and right now you can get a free download of the song "Life is Beautiful" at Free CCM as well as four other great songs.

FREE EBOOKS (Keep in mind that these books are free at the time of my posting.  That can change so always look at the price before downloading)

One Chance by Daniel Patterson (AMAZON)

The Narrow Path by Gail Sattler (AMAZON) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM



California Grown Sweet Corn 6 for $1
Boneless Half Pork Loin (sold in the bag) $1.99 lb
Boneless, Skinless  Chicken Breast or Thighs $1.88 lb
Fresh Romaine, Green or Red Leaf Lettuce 99 cents each
Ataulfo Mangos 69 cents each


Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Top  Round London Broil $2.79 lb
Jumbo Navel Oranges 77 cents lb
Tender Asparagus 99 cents lb
Boneless Pork Sirloin Country Style Ribs or Pork Sirloin Chops $1.99 lb
Pantry Essentials Milk $1.79 gallon 2%,1% or Fat Free (limit 2)


USDA Boneless top Sirloin Beef Loin, sold in Bag (limit 2) $3.99 lb
Strawberries or Blackberries 6-16 oz 2/$3
Zucchini or Yellow Squash 99 cents lb
Fry's Large Eggs Grade AA, 12 ct 2/$3 (limit 2)
Eggo Waffles Minis Pancakes or French Toaster Sticks Frozen Select Varieties 6-10 ct $2.29

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Some Thrifty Tips 4/11/2013



A while back I shared that I was planning on doing some gardening this summer and I was looking for tips to have some success.  One of the tips shared with me was that there are several produce items that you can regrow.  I shared in the past how you can keep green onions on hand by simply placing them in a jar of water and that they will grow and grow and grow (LOVE THAT!), but I thought it would be cool to share these others.

-Romaine lettuce - My mom shared this one with me.  Whenever she buys Romaine lettuce, she cuts off all the leaves as far as she can and then cuts the bottom with a cross shape and places it in water.  Within days it begins to root.  Once they grow a bit she pots them up and lets them continue on growing until she is ready to enjoy the lettuce and start it all over again.

-Celery - A listener shared this with me.  Cut a store-bought celery down to about 2 1/2 to three inches from base.  Place in water for ten days.  As it begins to show regrowth you can cut some of the older stalk away (not all just the outer ring) after ten days and decent growth and root it should be ready to plant.  It sprouts in weeks and is definitely quicker than seed.  I saw some people do this with water, but I was told that soil is the way to go with the celery because when you move it to soil it kind of freaks out if it has only been in water. 

-Ginger- Ginger is great for the tummy and easy to plant.  Buy a ginger root with lots of nubs.  Plant it (nub side up) in a pot and let it grow.  It should be ready to harvest in 4-6 months (yes it isn't fast but it is cool). 

-Garlic - It is rare that you need the entire garlic head.  Soooo what you are going to do is pull off a couple of cloves to plant.  Peel off the garlic's paper skin and plant it point up in soil.  Each one will grow you another head. 

-Pineapple- I am not sure what you do once the plant gets going but I understand that you can grow a pineapple plant from the crown of the pineapple.  Here's the skinny - Remove the bottom leaves from the crown (about an inch or two) and put in a container of water.  It should grow some good roots in 3 to 4 weeks.  Once that happens plant in soil and let it grow.  Apparently this takes a while but a pretty plant is still a pretty plant and these are supposedly ready to harvest in 11/2 years.  That is a nice payback for something you already bought.

-Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes - Both of these can be grown because of the eyes.  If you are like me and occasionally lose the opportunity to use all your potatoes, try cutting the potatoes into chunks with those long "eyes."  Whey do they call those eyes?   They really look more like feelers.  I guess feelers is just a bit too creepy.  Anyway make sure your chunks have one or two eyes.  Let them dry a bit and then plant in soil about four inches deep with "eyes" facing up.  A good compost will help these grow.   You can grow sweet potatoes by placing their ends in water and letting shoots grow.  Once they grow like the eyes do, you can separate and plant.


Now is the time to join Recyclebank if you haven't yet.  They are doing a retro recycling with the Eco Time Capsule each week in April and you can get lots of points from reading their tips from the decades (70s and 80s so far).  Make a pledge and get 10 points per pledge.  Use these points to get rewards like magazine subscriptions, coupons, discounts and gift cards.  I use them for magazines mainly and I have picked up 12 subscriptions so far...all free.  Some of the subscriptions can be continuous others are only for one year where you have to wait another year before ordering.  Recyclebank gives you lots of easy ways to earn points.  Check in daily for chances to pledge for free points (recycling pledges nothing weird) and now for their Eco Time Capsule.  The best part is you learn a lot of great tips on recycling and saving money.

FREE EBOOKS -These were free at the time of my posting.  That can change.  Always look at the price before you download.

Understanding the Times by  Ken Ham (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Soon - The Beginning of the End by Jerry B Jenkins (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE) (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM)

Leather and Lace by DiAnn Mills (AMAZON)


FREECCM has four great music downloads from Sara Groves, Hawk Nelson, Phil Wickham and Addison Road.  Get there by following this link.

This isn't a free download but you can listen to a free preview of The Afters' new album "Life Is Beautiful" right now as a member of New Release Tuesday!  It releases on April 16th.  This is a great chance to check it out.  Find it by clicking here.

New Release Tuesday also has some great music downloads.  One of my favorites is "Is It Ever" by the JJ Weeks Band.  Check it out.  I think you'll like it.  All the downloads are for members but it is FREE!  Check it out here.


Pork Loin Chops - Boneless Buy 1 get 2 Free (limit one reward per transaction for like item only)
Split Chicken  Breasts, Thighs, Drums or Leg Quarters Jumbo Pack 99 cents lb
Red Ripe Strawberries 3 lb Package $2.97 each (limit 2)
Large Tropical Mangos 2/$1
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.79 (limit 2)

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Mix and Match Meat Sale - Rancher's Reserve boneless Beef Chuck Pot Roast or Cross Rib Roast, Pork Loin Chops bone-in, Small Size Packages, Sanderson Farms boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat, or 90% Lean Ground Beef Small Size Packages
Red Grapefruit 88 cents each
Safeway Farms Whole or Sliced Mushrooms 8 oz $1.99
Crisp Cucumbers 79 cents each

USDA Choice New York Strip Steaks Bone-in Beef Loin 50% off
GREAT MIX AND MATCH SALES Buy 5 Save $5 Prices below reflect sale when five participating items are purchased
Best Foods Mayonnaise Select Varieties 30 oz $2.99
V8 or V8 V-Fusion 36-46 oz $1.88
Lawry's Marinades Select Varieties 12 oz 99 cents
Blue Diamond  Almond Breeze Select Varieties 1/2 Gallon $1.99

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thrifty Tips for March 21, 2013


I was so excited several months ago when I finally had enough room in my freezer to purchase some pizza dough from Sam's Club.  For under $20 I bought one case (20 balls of frozen pizza dough).  I can make my own dough, and it will be cheaper BUT not so much cheaper in time and yeast that it is really worth it to me.  For less than $20 I can buy a case of dough (split it with someone even) and have pizza on hand with very little notice.  Here's the trick:  Double wrap the dough when you get home and freeze.  Pop the dough in the fridge a day or two before you plan to make pizza to thaw out.  It usually takes a day.  This dough is great for pizza and calzone. 

Now as much as I do appreciate having pizza dough at the ready, I do like a homemade sauce.  This recipe tastes amazing, makes enough sauce for two pizzas, doesn't contain weird preservatives that you can't pronounce, it is totally easy (my favorite part) and is pretty inexpensive.

1 - 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic (I usually buy this by the jar so I always have it on hand for recipes)
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon of Pecorino Romano cheese or regular Romano (I prefer Pecorino)
1 Tablespoon of sugar

DIRECTIONS - No joke here.  Mix it all together.  Let rest while prepping your dough.  Super easy, massively tasty.

Keep in mind like always that these books were free at the time of my posting.  This can change so always check the total before agreeing to a download.

1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes by Sue Spitler and R.D. Linda R. Yoakum (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Did the Resurrection Happen...Really? - A Dialogue on Life, Death, and Hope by Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

The Mother Road by Jennifer AlLee (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Rescue the Captors by Russel Stendal (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

FreeCCM will keep you busy with music downloads.  There are ten songs available right now including "Your's Alone" by Phil Wickham.

If you are looking for a fun music experience for the family, you just might want to take advantage of a free streaming of the Winter Jam stop in San Antonio, Texas.  See the whole show free via streaming via Stage Hop starting at 6 pm CT (4 pm in most parts of Arizona).  It is super easy and totally free to register and a great chance to see some of your favorite Radio Shine artists.  Winter Jame made a stop here in Arizona but the lineup was different.  This lineup includes:  TobyMac, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Newsong, Sidewalk Prophets, Jason Castro and more.  Catch all the details and sign up at this link.  Register in advance and will send you all the directions you'll need.

While supplies last sign up for a free sample of Kate Spade's perfume Live Color Fully via Facebook. 

Check out the amazing classic airplanes at the Falcon Field 5th annual open house.  It is all free on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.  You will see helicopters, vintage war birds, and lots more (including a classic car show).  Free parking too.  Follow this link for all the details.  Awesome fun for the kids. 

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics have a fun build for the kids on Saturday, March 23rd with space at various locations and there is also a build coming up on April 13th.  Follow this link for your details.


Pork Loin back Ribs or St. Louis Style Ribs previously frozen buy 1 and get 2 free (of like item of equal or lesser value)
Fuji apples, Navel Oranges or Minneola Tangelos 99 cents lb
Green Seedless Grapes 99cents lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower 99 cents lb
Kroger Butter Select Varieties 16 oz $2.29
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Select Varieties 8 oz Bar 2/$3
Bananas 49 cents lb
Kroger Turkey Frozen 10-28 lb 99 cents lb
Foster Farms Whole Chicken 99 cents lb
Hebrew National Beef Franks Select Varieties 11-12 oz 2/$6

Pork Shoulder country Style Ribs Bone-in $1.49 lb
Red Delicious or Fuji Apples 99 cents lb
Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Top round London Broil $2.99 lb
Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's Meals 8.5 to 12 oz Selected Varieties 5/$10
Gold Medal Flour 4.25 to 5 lb $1.99
Orange Yams or Russet Potatoes 99 cents lb
International Delight Creamer 32 oz 2/$6 Select Varieties
Organic Cauliflower 99 cents lb
Buddig Thin Sliced Lunchmeat 12 oz $2.99
Ataulfo Mangos 99 cents each

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Thighs $1.77 lb
Super Lean Ground Beef 93% Lean 3lbs or more $2.77 lb
Cantaloupe $1 each
Large Eggplant $1 lb
Blackberries 6 oz $1 each
Lean Cuisine Entrees 6-12 oz Select Varieties $1.99 (Get one free Skinny Cow Novelty 4-12 ct when you buy 6)
Eggo Waffles 6-10 ct $1.99
Assorted Pork Chops bone-in $1.59 lb
Crisp Celery $1 each
Bunch Spinach $1 each

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thrifty Tips for March 14, 2013



Tea is not just a wonderful beverage both hot and cold.  Tea has a multitude of uses which makes it extra thrifty.

-Polish furniture with a small amount of brewed tea on a cloth.  It will help clean the wood and shine it up too.  It also works great on wood floors as a follow up to your regular cleaning.  Use small amounts and let air dry.

-Fill a spray bottle with some brewed tea and use it to clean glass and mirrors around the home.  This works really well on greasy fingerprints.  How do fingerprints get so greasy anyway?

-If you fill that spray bottle with black tea, it is supposed to also work wonders on killing dust mites by lightly spraying around.  Definitely check that it will not stain by testing areas. 

-Used tea bags placed in a small  bowl or open container can assist in removing refrigerator odors.

-Just like cucumber, cooled tea bags work wonders on swollen eyes and are calming and soothing.  It is always nice to put used ones in the fridge just in case.

-Smelly feet can be relieved with a bath in tea.  The tanins in the tea work wonders in taking the smell out.

-Tenderize tougher cuts of meat by letting it marinate in black tea.

-Help heal plantar warts by placing a used tea bag on the area for 20 minutes a day.

-Take the ouch out of razor burn and help healing by placing a wet tea bag on the area.


Like bacon?  According to Denny's it will pretty much cure what ails ya.  So why not join their Baconella promotion for a coupon for two free strips of bacon.  Really how can it be wrong?


While supplies last, sign up for a free sample of Gucci Black.

FREE EBOOKS (Remember that these books were free at the time of my posting.  That can change at any time so always look at the price before committing to a download)

Trauma Plan by Candace Calvert (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Tangled Ashes by Michele Phoenix (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)

Distant Dreams by Judith Pella and Tracie Peterson (CHRISTIANBOOK.COM) (AMAZON) (BARNES & NOBLE)


Download AudioAdrenaline's song "He Moves You Move" from their new album "Kings & Queens" as well as nine other songs totally for free at FreeCCM.  You just have to be a member .  PS They don't spam you. 



Safeway Corned Beef Brisket Point Cut $1.79 lb (while supplies last)
Fresh Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops or country Style Ribs $1.69 kb
Green Cabbage 39 cents lb
1lb of Strawberries $1.48each
Eggo Frozen Breakfast 9.8 - 16.4 oz Select Varieties $1.99
Safeway Apple Juice 64 oz Select Varieties $1.67
Jennie-O Turkey Store Extra  Lean Ground Turkey Breast 20 oz $5.99
Bigelow Tea 18-20 count Selected Varieties 2/$4
Organic Grapefruit 99 cents each


Split Chicken Breast or Drums, Thighs & Leg Quarters Bone-in, Jumbo Pack 99 cents lb
Great American Tilapia Fillets 1 lb Bag Frozen Buy 1/3 Free (only $2.50 lb with deal)
Seedless Green & Red Grapes $1.47 lb
Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.79 (limit 2)
Bar S Jumbo Meat Franks 16 oz or Meat Bologna Regular or Thick 12 oz $1
Fresh Red Potatoes 69 cents lb
Atlantic Salmon Fillet Farm Raised $6.99 lb
Loin Back Ribs or St. Lous Style Ribs Previously Frozen Buy 1 Get 1 Free (Save up to $7.99 lb)
Carlita Taco Shells 12 ct Select Varieties $1
Red Ripe Roma Tomatoes 99 cents lb


Pork Full Line, Fresh, Moist & Tender Buy One Get One of Like Item Free
Full Line USDA Choice Roast Sale Bottom Round, Sirloin Tip, Eye of Round Top Round, Beef Chuck or Shoulder 50% off (Save up to $6.99 lb)
Red Potatoes 5 lb Bag $1.88
Green Cabbage 3 lbs for 99 cents
Cantaloupe 88 cents
Iceberg, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf  Lettuce 99 cents
Broccoli or Cauliflower 99 cents lb
Thomas' English Muffins Select Varieties 2/$5
Johnsonville Breakfast Links or Ground Sausage Select VArieties 10.28 - 16 oz $2.99
Fuji, Gala, Red or Golden Delicious  Apples or Navel oranges 99 cents lb