Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Diet Coke Coupon From CVS

If you are anything like me, a Diet Coke coupon makes you very happy. CVS has a coupon on their website for $1.00 off any two 12 packs of Diet Coke products.

Pair this with a sale and/or an in store promotion where Coke products count towards a gift card and you can get a pretty good price.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Meal Plan 2/6

Hope you had an amazing Super Bowl weekend. We had quite a few events this weekend with lots of fun recipes so check back later this week for posts with some of the amazing desserts we made.

Since it was a food filled weekend, we are going to try and eat a little lighter this week. I never got around to making Light & Easy French Onion Soup so that is getting made tomorrow with the onions we have left over from burger toppings this weekend.

Here is some of what we will be making this week:
What are you making?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sam's Club Gift Card Winner!

The winner of the $25 in Sam's Club gift cards is Wendy (comment #7)!

Wendy check your email for a message from me and please respond as soon as you can so I can get your prize in the mail!

Thanks to everyone who entered and keep checking back for more fun stuff!

Disclosure: The prize and all related information was provided to me by Sam's Club through My Blog Spark.

Friday, February 3, 2012

$6 AMC Silver Tickets On Groupon

Groupon currently has two AMC Silver tickets on sale for $12 ($6 each) . You will get your tickets mailed to you about two weeks after you purchase them. These tickets are good for any day excluding Special Engagements. We use them as a way to go to a movie on the weekends without paying weekend prices : )

Jane Marvel On RueLaLa- Use Your $10 Credit

Jane Marvel is on sale on RueLaLa today. Prices start at $7.50 so if you haven't used your $10 Credit for new users now might be a great time : )

I love Jane Marvel and my school bag has held up great under lots of wear and tear. Remember that RueLaLa does charge $9.95 for shipping but once you pay it you have free shipping for the next 30 days.

New to RueLaLa? Sign up here and get a $10 credit towards your first purchase. This promotion is good through February 14th and it can take a day or two for the credit to show up in your account.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

This Week's Publix Trips 2/2

Tuesday's Trip = Completely Free!

Today's Trip Part One

Today's Trip Part Two (plus two 5 pound Purdue whole chickens, not pictured)
This week I took an extra trip to Publix. I usually try to only go once a week and get all my shopping done in that one trip but this week it was not the case. I actually have two Publix's on my way home from work so at least I did not go out of my way for the extra trip.

I was cleaning out my coupons this week and in the process I found a few extra coupons for the current sales and couldn't pass up the opportunity for a free shopping trip (my second ever!).

Today's trip which was my normal weekly was a little bit higher than normal but since we are having people over for the Super Bowl, I needed some fresh items to supplement our stockpile. I also took advantage of the $10 gift card deal and my $5 off Albertson's coupon by buying some whole chicken, bacon and olive oil that was on sale.We also got our deep freezer in this week (a very generous Christmas gift from our parents) and I had been waiting to stock up on a few things until we had the extra storage space.

 Make sure you check out my Sam's Club gift card GIVEAWAY before it ends this weekend!

My breakdown for the week:
Total retail value: $222.17
Total spent: $65.29
Total saved: $156.88
Percent saved: 70%

Here is what I bought with coupon/sale match ups by trip:

Trip #1 Spent $0 for $34.77 Worth:
  • 6 boxes of Fiber One Cereal, retails for $ a box, on sale for $2.50 a box
    • Used six $2 off Publix coupons from the weekly ad
    • Stacked with six .75 cents off coupons from the 1/1 SS
    • Made them all FREE plus a total of $1.50 in overage
  • 3 boxes of Jolly Time popcorn, retails for ? a box, on sale for $1.00 a box
    • Used three .50 cents off coupons from the 1/15 SS
    • Plus the $1.50 overage from the cereal, made them all FREE
  • Whole trip was free since there was no tax on these items : )
Trip #2: Spent $65.29 on $187.40 Worth:
  • 20 boxes of Barilla Whole Grain Pasta (half to donate), retails for $1.59 a box, on sale BOGO (.79 cents a box)
    • Used twenty $1/2 coupons from the 1/8 SS
    • Made them .29 cents each
  • 2 bottles of Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, retails for $6.99 a bottle, on sale BOGO ($3.50 each)
    • Used two $1 off printable coupons from the manufacturer website
    • Made it $2.50 a bottle
  • 2 bags of apple slices, retails for $3.29 a bag
    • On sale BOGO, made them $1.65 each
  • 4 Haas Avocados, retails for $1.29 each
    • On sale BOGO, made them .65 cents each
  • 2 boxes of Betty Crocker brownie mix, retails for $2.77 each
    • On sale BOGO, made them $1.39 each
  • 2 jars of Planter's Peanuts, retails for $4.39 each, on sale BOGO ($2.19 each)
    • Used a $1.50/2 coupon from the 1/29 SS
    • Stacked with a $1 off coupon from Target.com
    • Made them .95 cents each
  • 2 packages of Sargento Cheese Slices, retails for $3.49 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used a $1/2 Publix coupon from the 1/8 SS
    • Made them $2.00 each
  • 2 bags of Fresh Express Baby Spinach, retails for $3.99 each
    • On sale BOGO, made them $1.99 each
  • Broccoli, on sale for $2.50
  • Baby carrots, on sale for $1.29
  • Celery on sale for .99 cents
  • Plum Tomatoes on sale for $2.00
  • 3 lemons for $1.99
  • Publix Cream Cheese: $2.09
  • 2 cartons of Swanson's Broth, retails for $2.69 on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used two $1.00 Publix coupons from an in store display
    • Stacked with a $1/2 printable coupon
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 2 bags of Sundried Tomatoes, retails for $2.79 each
    • Unadvertised BOGO sale, made them $1.39 each
  • 4 jars of Newman's Own salsa, retails for $2.59, on sale for $2.00
    • Used four .50 cents of coupons from the 1/22 RP
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 2 close to five pound whole Purdue chickens
    • On sale for $1.29 a pound
  • 2 packages of Smithfield Bacon, retails for $5.99 a package, on sale for $3.33 a package
    • Used a $1/2 Publix coupon from the 1/8 SS
    • Made them $2.83 each
  • 4 bags of Bird's Eye Steamfresh veggies, retails for $2.59 each, on sale 50% off ($1.30 each)
    • Used four .50 cents of coupons from the 1/8 SS
    • Stacked with two $1/2 Publix coupons from the Find Yourself In Good Health booklet
    • Made them .30 cents each
  • 2 four packs of Dannon Activia yogurt, retails for $2.50, on sale for $2.00
    • Used two $1 off coupons from a tearpad
    • Made them $1.00 each
  • Publix Butter $2.39
  • Spicy Mustard on sale for $1.39
  • Pecan chips $3.99
  • Breakstone Sour Cream, retails for $2.99, on sale for $1.50
    • Used a .55 cents off coupon from an in store blinkie
    • Made it .95 cents
  • 1 can of Red Gold Diced tomatoes, retails for $1.39
    • Used a $1.25 off coupon from Facebook
    • Made it .14 cents
  • 2 packages of Wholly Guacamole, retails for $3.59 each, on sale for $2.99 each
    • Used two $1.50 off printables from the manufacturer's website
    • Made them $1.49 each
Did you find any great deals? What did you save this week? Don't forget to check out the Sam's gift card giveaway!

Double Cash Back For Valentines Day Gifts

Get double cash back from now till February 14th on your Valentines Day gift purchases through Ebates.

There are a number of websites participating the in the double cash back promotion like FTD Flowers, Godivia, Bath & Body Works, Macy's, Harry & David, Kohl's and more.

If you are new to cash back sites, read my post on how they work here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Check Your Papers Today For A $5 Coupon

If you are in South Florida (or maybe in other area's too), you may want to check your newspapers today for a $5/$50 coupon from Albertson's. My Publix's accept Albertson's as a competitor so I am excited to use this tomorrow.

The coupon is good from Thursday 2/2 through Sunday 25. Make sure and check to see if your Publix or local grocery stores accept Albertson's as a competitor. You have to spend $50 before coupons so I just hand this over first and then the rest of my coupons.

Today's Publix flyer (also found in stores) as a coupon in it to get a $10 Publix gift card when you spend $100 (before coupons). Use these two together to get an even better deal. Just make sure you give them the Publix coupon first, then the $5/$50 followed by the rest of your coupons.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FAQ's: Where Can I Find Coupons For Healthy Foods & Products?

Something I hear people say pretty often is "The things I like to buy never go on sale or have coupons. It seems like everything you can get with coupons is junk food." And while it may be true that it is easier to coupon processed items, there are tons of coupons for healthy, natural, and even organic and gluten free foods. You just have to look a little harder for them.

I regularly use coupons and sales to get great deals on eggs, cereals, organic tomato products, whole wheat pasta, bagged salad, juices, yogurt, milk, frozen veggies, green cleaning products, organic soups, nuts, tuna, oatmeal, Kashi products and so much more. Publix also has BOGO (buy one, get one free) sales on certain produce items and can often have regional or local sales on their organic produce when they have a surplus, which sometimes makes them even cheaper than the non-organic items. Check out some of my weekly sales for specific items I get regularly and their coupon match ups.

Here are my five best suggestions for finding coupons for healthy, organic or natural products:
  • Facebook: If there is a certain name brand of product you love buying but hate paying full price for, it can really pay to "like" them on Facebook. A lot of manufacturers offer exclusive coupons to their Facebook friends and many times their promotions will go quickly so it can't hurt to see their posts in your feed.
    • Real life example: Justin loves Wholly Guacamole products but they are pretty pricey for only a few servings. I like them on Facebook and this past December they offered a promotion to their fans where if you sent them a Holiday card with a self addressed envelope they would mail you coupons for free products and $1.00 off. All in all, I got 2 free products and two $1 off coupons for the price of a stamp. I paired that with a Publix sale and we got 4 products for the regular price of one.

  • Manufacturer's Website: If a product doesn't have a Facebook page, you can always visit the manufacturer's website. (I would suggest this even if you do already like them on Facebook) Lots of websites will have a savings or a coupons page where you can print high value coupons. Sign up for their newsletter if they have one. That way they can send you coupons or let you know about sales and promotions ahead of time so you can take advantage and stock up.
    • Real life example: We love Kashi cereal. It costs $4.00 a box. I hate paying $4.00 a box. I get Kashi's newsletter and every few weeks I get sent a link to either print out high value coupons or to visit their website for coupons or free samples. Their samples are great (two full Kashi bars) and they almost always come with coupons.

  • RecycleBank.com: Recycle Bank is a website that promotes greener living. It is free to join and you can earn points through completing simple tasks on their website. These points can be redeemed for coupons and other types of rewards. You can sign up here.
    • Real life example: I regularly redeem my points for coupons like $2 off any Kashi product, $1/2 Bumble Bee tunas, $1 off any Earthbound produce item and many more.

  • Traditional Methods: Don't discount your Sunday paper or printable coupon websites for coupons on great products. Many times you can find high value coupons on healthy or natural products. Many of these products will have coupons with a higher value than those for non natural products to encourage people to buy these higher priced items. If you are someone who buys those natural or organic products on a regular basis, just using these coupons with or without a sale can help you save.
    • Real life example: We like to buy free range or organic eggs whenever possible. Eggland's Best puts out coupons in the paper on a regular basis. They are usually .35 off any of their eggs or .50 cents off their organic or cage free eggs. Just using these coupons whenever we need to buy eggs without a sale eventually adds up.

  • Follow Websites/Blogs: There are alot of blogs and websites completely dedicated to saving money on natural, organic, unprocessed and/or gluten free foods. Find one you like and read it regularly.
    • I personally like MoneySavingMom.com. She posts her healthy recipes for the week (many of which are dairy or gluten free) and highlights ways to make things at home or from scratch. She also has lots of tips for for finding coupons for these types of products. MoneySavingMom often links to GlutenFreelyFrugal.com which is constantly updated with where to find the best deals and sales on healthy and gluten free products.

Hopefully these tips can help you see that is possible to find deals on stuff other than junk food. You may not be able to get them for free or pennies on the dollar (although I do find that you can sometimes), at least you can save money on the things you are already buying : )

Publix Ad & Match Ups Starting 2/2

Happy Tuesday! It is another great weekly ad (for me at least) at Publix. I have a feeling that I will be spending a little more than $30 again this week but there are some great sales on items that we use alot and plenty of deals that match up perfectly to our Super Bowl party needs.

My personal favorites this week are BOGO avocados, BOGO apple slices (perfect for my Caramel Apple Dessert Dip), BOGO Barilla pasta, and Purdue whole chicken for $1.29. There is also an in ad coupon for a $10 Publix gift card when you buy $100 worth of groceries (before coupons). Not sure if I will hit the $100 mark even before coupons but we will see.

Here are the links to the two match ups I use to plan my shopping trips.

Publix Ad 2/2 Match Ups #1

Publix Ad 2/2 Match Ups #2

Keep in mind that sales and prices can vary by region. What sales are you excited about this week?

Monday, January 30, 2012

$10 Credit To RueLaLa for New Users Is Back!

RueLaLa has brought back its $10 credit for new users. If you are new to the site, sign up for free through this link and your account will be credited $10 off any purchase (of $10 or more). Just keep in mind that the credit can take a few days to show up.

RueLaLa is a daily discount site that has great sales on clothes, shoes, jewelry, kids stuff, home decor, and more. I have bought a number of things through them and I find that their service and selection is always great. Even if you don't see something you like right now the credit is only available to new users who sign up before February 14th. So sign up now and you can always wait to use your credit until you see a sale you like.

RueLaLa does charge $9.95 for shipping but the cool thing is that once you pay it you don't pay to ship anything else bought from their site over the following 30 days.

$5 Magazine Subscriptions From Eversave

Eversave is currently selling a year long subscription to Redbook, Good Housekeeping or Woman's Day magazines for $5 each.

Eversave is also running a promotion where you get $1 towards your first purchase when you sign up. New members can sign up here.  

Monday Meal Plan 1/30

I hope that you had a great weekend. We are pretty excited about planning food for a Super Bowl get together this week and I may also be making a cake for a friend's birthday. Last week was very successful in the food department and if you haven't already, I definitely recommend checking out the WW Cheddar Biscuits and WW Frozen Butterfingers Pie we made.

Here are some recipes I am hoping to tackle this week including some fun foods for the parties this weekend:

The Barefoot Contessa's Birthday Sheet Cake
Baked Penne with Sundried Tomatoes (I make one and freeze the other)
WW Pizza Puffs
Light & Easy French Onion Soup
Parmesan Reggiano Pull Apart Bread
Caramel Pecan Brie
Pretzel M&M Cheesecake

What are you making this week? Have any great recipes for a Super Bowl Party? I would love to hear about them in the comments.

On a side note: need a Monday pick me up? Check out my Sam's Club gift card giveaway!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

$10 Sam’s Club® Gift Card Offer PLUS $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Even though I coupon, I still love shopping at Sam's for certain items. Especially living in Florida where coupons don't double and very few of my local stores print catalinas, I find that Sam's often has the best prices for us on meat and lots of other perishable items. Right now Sam's is running a promotion that makes shopping there even better. Here are the details:

For a limited time, from February 1–29, 2012, you can get a $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card when you purchase any two of the following baby items at Sam’s Club:

• Pampers® Swaddlers® or Pampers Cruisers® Diapers

• Pampers SoftCare™ Scented Baby Wipes

• Similac® Advance® Powder or Similac Sensitive® Powder

• Dreft® Liquid Laundry Detergent

So stock up on your baby basics today and save even more at Sam’s Club!

For more offer details, visit SamsClub.com/giftcardoffer. Online request must be submitted by March 14, 2012.

To make this even better, I have a giveaway for you too!
One lucky blog follower will win $25 in Sam’s Club Gift Cards!

To enter, become a follower of my blog or leave me a comment telling me what you would buy if you win.
For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each):

• Tweet, blog, Facebook, etc. this giveaway (comment once for each).

The winner will be selected at 8am Sunday, February 5th by random.org and will be announced in a blog post that same day. I will put the gift card in the mail that Monday so the winner can use it to take advantage of this great offer before the end of February.

Disclosure:  The Sam´s Club Gift Card and information have been provided by Sam´s Club and P&G through MyBlogSpark.

Good Luck!

More Great Kitchen Sales On One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane has another great sale on Kitchen stuff right now. This one has alot of stuff for cooking with kids. As I have mentioned before, this website does tend to be a little pricey so I was happy/surprised to see that alot of the stuff in the sale was priced around or under $10.

If you are new to One Kings Lane you can sign up through this link and get $15 credit towards your first purchase of $30 or more. Be sure to check out their "Downstairs" clearance section for items that have been marked down significantly.

Discount websites like this one are a great way to get name brand, high quality products without paying full price.

End of the Month Printables

As February nears, don't forget to print out any coupons you may be waiting to print. Remember that the first of the month means that lots of coupons will disappear, some will reset (yay!) and we will also see lots of new ones.

Here are the sites that I use on a regular basis. There are lots of new ones this weekend too so enjoy those while you're at it!









Friday, January 27, 2012

Publix Trip 1/27

Today's shopping trip was too big to fit into one picture which should make me feel a little bit better about the fact that I spent way more than normal. After a few straight weeks of not spending more than $30, today I spent $60. That may not sound like alot to some people but it has been awhile since I have seen that number at the register. I saved 64% this week and even though I ideally like to save at least 70%, I consider anything above 50% savings a success. When I think about how we used to spend at least $100 a week on a minimal amount of stuff (compared to what I got for $60 today), I am so thankful I started couponing.

Part of the reason I spent more than usual was that I got some higher priced items like laundry detergent and toilet paper. I also got a small pork tenderloin that was on sale as well as some fun frozen snacks for when we have people over on the weekends (Super Bowl). It was also a really good week at Publix for us and there were some pretty good sales on stuff that we have not bought since this summer and I wanted to get restocked on them.

Here is the breakdown:
Total retail value: $168.28
Total spent: $60.01
Total saved: $108.27
Percent saved: 64%

Here is what I bought today with the coupon/sale match ups:
  • 3 boxes of Fiber One Cereal, retails for $4.55 a box, on sale for $2.50 a box
    • Used three $2 off store coupons from the Publix weekly ad (found in stores)
    • Stacked with three .85 cents off printables from BettyCrocker.com
    • Made them all FREE plus .35 cents in overage per box
  • 1 packet of Kikkoman stir fry seasoning, retails for .99 cents, on sale for .89 cents
    • Used a $1 off printable from SmartSource.com
    • Made it FREE plus .10 cents in overage
  • 3 boxes of Jolly Pop popcorn, retails for $2.49 a box, on sale for $1.00 each
    • Used three .50 cents off coupons from the 1/15 SS
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 2 pouches of Starkist tuna, retails for $1.39, on sale for $1.00 each
    • Used a $1/2 Publix coupon from the Find Yourself In Good Health Booklet
    • All out of prints for the manufactures coupons : (
    • Made them .50 cents each
  • 4 bottles of Glass Plus, retails for $2.49 each, on sale BOGO ($1.25 each)
    • Used four .35 cents off coupons from the 1/1 SS
    • Made them .90 cents each
  • 4 bags of Pepperidge Farms Gold Fish, retails for $2.39 each,
    • On sale BOGO made them $1.20 each (not as good as the $1 sale but I haven't seen that sale for a few months in my area)
  • 2 cartons of Swanson Chicken Broth, retails for $2.69 each
    • Used two $1 off Publix coupons from the weekly ad
    • Stacked with a $1/2 printable from CampbellsKitchen.com
    • Plus an in store promotion to get the Publix brand free
    • In total, I paid $2.38 for all three or .79 cents each
  • 3 tubes of Pilsbury Grands Biscuits, retails for $2.15 each, on sale for $1.00 each
  • 2 canisters of Crystal Light, retails for $4.05 each, on sale $2.00 each
    • Used a $1/2 in store blinkie
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 3 bottles of All Free & Clear laundry detergent, retails for $5.99 each, on sale for $3.50 each
    • Used three $1 off printable Target.com coupons
    • Used three $1 off manufacturer coupons from an newspaper insert
    • Made them $1.50 each
  • 2 boxes of Betty Crocker muffin mix, retails for $2.79 each
    • Used two $1 off Publix coupons from the weekly ad
    • Stacked with a $1.10/2 printable from BettyCrocker.com
    • Made them $1.24 each
  • 4 bags of Farm Rich frozen appetizers, retails for $6.99 each, on sale BOGO ($3.49 each)
    • Used two $1.50/2 coupons from the 1/15 SS
    • Made them $2.74 each
  • 2 Freschetta frozen pizzas, retails for $7.15 each, on sale BOGO ($3.57 each)
    • Used a $1/2 coupon from the 1/22 SS
    • Made them $3.07 each
  • 2 bags of Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese (impulse buy), retails for $2.59
    • On sale BOGO, made it $1.30 each
  • 1 can of Del Monte diced tomatoes, retails for $1.55
  • Pork tenderloin, retails for $6.50 a pound on sale for $4.99 a pound
  • Publix Greenwise shredded carrots, on sale for $1.99 (made them the same price as the non organic which were not on sale)
Did you find any great unadvertised sales?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Great Deals & Freebies At Target 1/25

Today has been quite a day. I found out this morning that one of my recipe posts was featured on a major website, then after school I got a pedicure with a Christmas gift certificate and on my way home I stopped at Target and saw the amazing news that they are renovating my Target to make it a Fresh Grocery Target. Top that off by finding great clearance deals and having an amazing cashier at Target who was above and beyond helpful and friendly about my coupons, and I am one happy girl.

After using my $3 off coupons, I got two shirts for $1 each

I went to Target to get a few freebies and was so happy to see that my store had them all in stock. I also found some clearance mark downs in the special Target Bodega section that paired nicely with some of my coupons. My Target registers don't round the coupons down so I ended up getting the whole price of the coupon off my purchase for my freebies. In total, I spent $19.71 for $81.89 worth of stuff meaning I saved $62.18 or 76%!

Here is the breakdown with coupon match ups:
  • 3 singles rolls of Up & Up paper towels, retails for .99 cents each
    • Used three $1 off Target.com printables
    • Made them all FREE
  • 4 travel size packages of Band Aids, retails for .97 cents each
    • Used four $1 off any size Band Aid product printables from SmartSource.com
    • Made them all FREE
  • 1 package of Reach Floss, retails for .97 cents
  • 3 boxes of Market Pantry Mac & Cheese, retails for .67 cents each
  • 2 Merona T-Shirts, retails for $8.00 each, on clerance for $4.00 each
    • Used two $3 off any Merona item from Target.com
    • Made them each $1.00
  • 2 bags of Alexia frozen sweet potatoes, retails for $3.59 each, price cut to $3.09 each
    • Used two $1 off manufacturer printables from their Facebook page
    • Stacked with two $1 off Target.com printables
    • Made them $1.09 each
  • 4 Bodega packages of Scrubbing Bubbles (each pack had 2 large bottles of Scrubbing Bubbles and one 6 use toilet cleaning stamp kit), retails for $4.99 each, marked down to $3.48, rang up $2.48 each
    • Used two $2/2 coupons from magazine insert booklets
    • Made each package $1.48 each
  • 1 Bodega double pack of Clean & Clear face wash, retails for $9.99, clearance for $6.98
    • Used two $2 off printables from the manufacturer website
    • Made the package $2.98 or $1.49 a bottle
  • 1 Herbal Essences spray hair gel, retails for $2.89 on clearance for $2.09
    • Used a $1 off coupon from the P&G 1/1
    • Made it $1.09
  • 1 Fusion Pro Series Face wash, retails for $3.99, marked down to $3.36
    • Used a $1 off coupon from the P&G 1/1
    • Made it $2.36 (not a great price, but Justin loves it and it doesn't go on sale often)
  • 5 Healthy Choice meals, retails for $2.89 each, marked down to $1.89 (or they rang up that)
    • In store promotion, B4G1 free (minus $1.89 off my bill)
    • Target.com printable for B2G1 free (the rang up as $2.89 off)
    • Two manufacturer coupons for .75/2 from the 1/1 SS
    • Made them .63 cents each! (the way this rang up confused me when I looked at my receipt but my store is under renovation and all the price tags weren't up on the ones I picked so I just went with it...)
All in all this was an amazing trip. I hadn't really couponed at Target in a month so I am glad I got back into it : )

Weight Watchers Version Of Red Lobster Biscuits

See if you can follow: this is a recipe I adapted from Pinterest that was already the Weight Watcher's version of Red Lobsters Cheddar Biscuits. Confusing? Maybe. Delicious? You bet.

I have never been to a Red Lobster (I am allergic to shellfish if that makes this more believable). I have, however, heard wonderful things about their Cheddar Biscuits. From their commercials alone, I can only imagine what they must taste like. These are amazing in and of themselves even if they are a lightened up version. 

I pretty much had everything on hand in my stockpile to make these except for the Reduced Fat Bisquick. That required a special trip to the store but once I got the idea to make these nothing was going to stop me. Not even having to ask 5 different employees where this product was located. 

It was well worth the effort. My version has a little less cheese than the original because as I was adding it it seemed like there was plenty of cheese. 

These took a total of 5 minutes to whip up up and they made a perfect addition to our dinner of Cooking Light's Baked Potato Soup and salad. Pair this with the fact that I made WW Frozen Butterfingers Pie for dessert and my husband couldn't believe it was a Monday night at our house.

WW Cheddar Biscuits- 3 PointsPlus each
  • 2 cups reduced fat Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diet margarine (I used Smart Balance)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley (I used the finely crushed)

1. Combine the baking mix, milk, and cheddar cheese in a medium bowl.

2. Mix with your hands until completely combined.

3. Form into balls about three tablespoons in size. I used an ice cream scoop that is three tablespoons.

4. Place them a few inches apart on a lightly sprayed baking sheet.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until lightly brown.

6. While they are in the oven, melt the margarine and mix with garlic powder (I also added a little garlic salt).

7. Right when the biscuits come out of the oven brush them with melted margarine mixture and then sprinkle the crushed parsley on top. Serve hot.  

50% Off Tiny Prints On Zulily

Zulily is having a sale this week where you can get $20 worth of credit to Tiny Prints for $10. I have never actually ordered a full set of cards from Tiny Prints but I do take advantage of their occasional free card deal and I love their selection.

Zulily is a free to join discount website the specializes in flash sales/daily deals and discounts on all sorts of products. It is geared towards kids and families but they usually have a wide selection of brands and products that appeal to everyone.

The Frugal Girls

Something I love doing every Thursday is checking out the Frugal Girls Craft & Chic party link up. There are all sorts of fun recipes and DIY craft idea that bloggers link up to every week.

I am so honored that The Frugal Girls picked my Butterfingers Cake recipe to be featured in a post today. Their website has tons of great stuff on saving money, crafting and cooking. Head on over and check it out : )

Publix Buy Theirs, Get Ours Promo

Publix has a great promotion that starts with the new sale ad. I have not seen them do this since this summer so I am excited that it has been brought back this week. And it looks like the items included are pretty useful. If you buy any of the following products, you get the Publix brand for FREE.
  • Buy Swanson Chicken Broth 32oz for $2.69 and get the Publix version FREE
  • Buy Del Monte Leaf Spinach 13.5oz can for $1.39 and get the Publix version FREE
  • Buy Del Monte Whole New Potatoes 14.5oz can for $1.39 and get the Publix version FREE
  • Buy Del Monte Diced Tomatoes 14.5oz for $1.49 and get the Publix version FREE
You can only get one of each FREE item per trip. I will definitely be taking advantage of the chicken broth and diced tomatoes deal, especially since I have a Swansons coupon too.

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