HomeMade Granola Bars

Friday, April 2, 2010

I found this amazing recipe over at Little Birdie Secrets. I can wait to try it. Don't these granola bars look absolutely delicious? What a money saver. Looking forward to a nice healthy summer treat when I finish the HCG. Try it out and let me know how they are..

Granola Bars
2 c. oats
3/4 c. wheat germ*
3/4 c. sunflower seeds*
1 c. chopped nuts*
2/3 c. brown sugar
½ c. honey
4 T butter
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
8 oz dried fruit*

Toast oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and nuts in the oven
Put brown sugar, honey, vanilla, butter, and salt into a saucepan and cook gently until butter and sugar are dissolved. Combine all ingredients and toss together in a large bowl to coat evenly. Press firmly into a parchment lined baking dish. Turn out onto a cutting board and cut when mostly cool. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or waxed paper and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

*many different combination of ingredients will work—I’ve used puffed brown rice and puffed millet instead of wheat germ, various nuts and seeds, mini chocolate chips, coconut and dried pineapple, cranberries and pecans, etc. Whatever you can think of! You just need to have about the same ratio of dry to wet ingredients. Also note: If you use mini chocolate chips as any of the ingredients then you need to just press them into the top of the granola mixture after it is on the pan and cooled a bit.

Old Navy: Polos for entire family only $3.50 on Saturday only 4/3

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Old Navy One Day Wonder Boy says: ”Well, hello ladies. How about a hot date with me and Old Navy’s Classic Polos for the whole family, they’re $5 for one day only – Saturday (4/3). Now, if that doesn’t sweep you off your feet, I don’t know what will…And you might want to know, like me, you can only get them in store”.

Don’t forget to take the great 30% off Old Navy Printable Coupon with you and they will be just $3.50 ea. That is a smokin’ hot deal for quality Old Navy Polo shirts.

Toys R Us: Easter 2-Day Sale


There is a special 2 day ad for Toys R Us available HERE for April 2-3. There are a few really great deals including:

Gloworm $4.99
Use $2/1 HERE
Final Price: $2.99
(These are great baby gifts! Both of my girls loved their Gloworms.)

Mr or Mrs Potato Head $3.99
Use $2/1 HERE
Final Price: $1.99

And Easter candy is 30% off. It was previously priced at $1.99- so possibly $1.39 per bag. Use the $2/3 coupon HERE.)


Also one of the Deals of the Day tomorrow is Leapfrog toys for 40% off! This excludes Tag readers and Leapster games and I am not sure if it exlcudes books or not.

OK here are a few coupons thanks to Printable Coupon Spot:

$7 off Diji Learning Game

$5 off Zippity Learning Game

$3 off Clickstart Game

$5 off Leapfrog Fridge Toy

Weight Loss: HCG

I wouldn't normally put a plug for weight loss on a bargain blog. But for this link it is the best deal short of mixing it yourself out there. In case you haven't heard about the HCG diet it is awesome and works so well. You have to be strict with your diet but when you can lose 10+ in a month it is soooo worth it. Anyway, lots of places are selling it with all these strings attached. The DIY one is the best bang for your buck if you decided to do it. The link is on a little button on the right. I have been researching it for months and this is where to purchase from. I have a sister in law who actually mixes it herself making it cheaper but having to get needles to get it out of the vials freaks me out. I would rather pay a bit more with it premixed. It is a great way to melt away all the 'excess' curves we tend to get. What is awesome is where it melts from hips, butt, thighs, lower back. All the places women store fat. Good ole pregnancy hormone is great at helping us shed that weight, who would have thunk it.

I understand that is it kind of a cheaters way out. All of my pants were just a little too tight and I can't afford to purchase a new wardrobe. The cost of the DIY HCG product is equivalent to a pair of pants, $75 or even cheaper than a lot of pairs. It allows you to re-set your body to a new healthy way of eating.

Currently I am on day 11 and am down 7lbs. I am hoping when I am done by day 40 at the end of April I will be swimsuit ready.

If you're ready to lose weight today, click on the link below. You will not regret it.

Lose Weight Now!

Arby's: Free roast beef sandwich with drink purchase

Monday, March 29, 2010

Arby's is offering a FREE Roast Beef Sandwich with any drink purchase through 4/10/10! Just print this coupon!

Thanks, Coupon Pro!

CVS: Huggies 216 ct wipes $2.50

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The large 216 count of Huggies Wipes are on an unadvertised sale of 2/$5. These are regular priced at $7.99. What a great deal. There are a few $.50 coupons out there too to sweeten the deal. You will need for CVS card for this deal. Be sure to scan your card at the price checker first to see if you have any CVS coupons print. There are reports of a $2 off any Huggies product coupon printing.

Act fast because I don't think these will stay on the shelve long.

Baby Shower Ideas

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I have a few blogs at that I look to for inspiration on cute little things. Creative Hostess had the cutest display for a Girl Baby Shower with the hip trend of pinks and browns. I love it. Check her out HERE for more great ideas!

Pedialyte: Buy one get one Free

Here is a nice high value printable coupon for a Buy one get one FREE on Pedialyte. This is great to have on hand so you don't have to run to the store when your little one is sick. GO HERE to print.

Free Preggers Test

Looking to add a 'Bundle of Joy' to your home? Why not get some free ovulation and pregnancy tests.

GO HERE and select any combination of FREE 10 OPK’s and/or Pregnancy Tests brought to you by Sacred Heart Mission.

Disney Tees: $2.99 - $6

The Disney Deal of the Day is little t-shirts for $6 right over HERE. (Wow I typed in shirts and sorted by price and there are a bunch starting at $2.99!) You can find the $6 ones by clicking on Tink’s Treasure of the Week in the bottom left corner.

I double checked on Amazon as well and it looks like they have a few of the vintage t’s for just $3.99! Click HERE to have a look.

Famous Footwear: 20% off entire purchase

Famous Footwear

Print your coupon HERE and use it in-store to get 20% off your entire purchase thru 2/27. To redeem at famousfootwear.com, use code: MARIE at checkout - shop from the clearance dept and save 40-70% before code!

Stop over HERE to sign up for the Rewards Program. Earn one point for every dollar you spend. 100 points = $5 certificate

thanks, MoJo Savings!

Canvas People: Free Canvas Wrap

As a new customer to The Canvas People, you get a $55 credit, which means the 8x10 canvas is FREE. Shipping is around $15. Or if you prefer, you can use the credit to purchase a larger size:

Walgreens: Kellogg's cereal $1.25

Walgreens has select Kellogg's cereal on sale for $1.99. You can use this $1.50 off 2 coupon to get two boxes for $2.50, making them $1.25 per box! Not a totally stellar deal but if you are running low its a good price. I believe there are some manu coupons from the paper a while ago too.

Auntie Anne's - Free Pretzel Day ~ Saturday

This Saturday, February 20th, from 10 until 3, you can stop by any Auntie Anne's location and get a free regular or cinnamon sugar pretzel! And if you think you might forget, you can even get them to send you a text to remind you. Click here to find your nearest location.

Family Chores??

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Do you have chores for your children? Do they actually do them? We have a few set chores for our kids. They are still young but have things such as making beds, brushing teeth, cleaning rooms/toys. The 5 year old now has to feed the dog as well. But sometimes these simple chores do not get done. I can across a great website, My Job Chart, that will have their daily chores on there for them and they even have their own log in so that you know they did it. You assign points to each chore and when and also have rewards. Rewards are things you want to set up, dinner out, making cookies, time with mom or dad. You can even set something bigger like, camping, Disneyland or anything of that nature. When they reach the set point level for that reward they can cash in their points. What a great concept and idea.

It is free to join and just might help get your family back on track this new year. Be sure to check it out. myjobchart.com

Einstein Bagels: Free Bagel

Monday, January 11, 2010

einstein bagels

Head over HERE to Einstein Bagel and become a fan on Facebook and get a free bagel & schmear coupon. Yeah, free breakfast or lunch.

KMart: $.50 General Mills Cereal


This week at KMart you can get General Mills cereal for $1.50 per box when you buy four boxes in one transaction. Use the following coupons to get your final price down to as low as $0.50 per box:

$1/1 GM cereal coupon;

$1/1 Cheerios coupon

$1/1 Honey Nut Cheerios coupon

$0.55/1 Cheerios coupon

$1/2 General Mills coupon

Here's how it breaks down:

Buy 4 boxes of General Mills cereal at $1.50 each
Use $1/1 or $1/2 coupons (above)
$0.50-$1 per box after coupons!

Laptop Cases 75% off

There is a great deal at Buy.com on the Tuscano Workout Hybrid Slim Laptop Cases. They are marked down to $14.99 (75% off) with FREE Shipping! Click HERE to view the different bags available.

The bag pictured here is ice white but they also come in pink and black. If you or another family member is in the market for a laptop bag this looks like a great deal.

Walgreens: 1/10 - 1/16

Buy Thermacare Neck & Arm Wrap 1 ct @ $2.49, Earn $2.49 in Register Rewards
Use $1/1 Thermacare Printable Coupon
Pay $1.49 out of pocket
Get back $2.49 in RRs
$1 Money-maker after coupon and RRs! (I love these things!)

Oust 10 oz – B1G1 Free
Use B1G1 Free coupon from the 1/3 SS (YMMV on using a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 Sale)
FREE after coupon!

Buy Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothpaste @ $2.99, Earn $2 in Register Rewards
Use 75¢/1 Colgate Printable Coupon or coupon from the 1/3 SS
Pay $2.24 out of pocket
Get back $2 in RRs
24¢ after coupon and RRs

Betty Crocker Warm Delights – 99¢ with in-ad coupon
Use 50¢/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Printable Coupon
49¢ each after coupons

Betty Crocker Frosting – 99¢ with in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 Betty Crocker Frosting Printable Coupon
49¢ each after coupons

Buy TWO Triaminic Cold or Allergy Relief @ $5 each, Earn $5 in Register Rewards
Use TWO $1.50/1 Triaminic Printable Coupons
or use TWO $2/1 coupons from the 12/6 SS
Pay $6 – $7 out of pocket
Get back $5 in RRs
50¢ – $1 each after coupons and RRs

Bic Disposable Razors – $5 (buy 2)
Use B1G1 Free coupon from the 1/10 SS
AND use $3/2 Walgreens Coupon from the January Coupon Book
$1 each after coupons

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl or Biscuit Sandwiches – $2
Use $1/1 or 75¢/1 coupon from the 10/4, 12/6 or 1/3 RP
or use $1/1 Jimmy Dean Printable Coupon
$1 – $1.25 after coupon

Buy TWO Oscar Mayer Bacon @ $3, Earn $1 in Register Rewards
Use TWO 75¢/1 coupons from the 11/15 SS
Pay $4.50 out of pocket
Get back $1 in RRs
$1.75 each after coupons and RRs

Buy Dryel @ $7.99, Earn $3 in Register Rewards
Use $2/1 Dryel Printable Coupon
Pay $5.99 out of pocket
Get back $3 in RRs
$2.99 each after coupon and RRs

Buy 4 Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion 6 oz – $3.79 each (with 50% off sale, total $11.37)
Buy 2 Aveeno Lotions 2.5 oz – $2.99 each (with 50% off sale, total $4.49)
Buy 2 RoC Cleansers – $9.99 each (with 50% off sale, total $14.99)
Use FOUR $2/1 Lubriderm printable coupons or coupons from the 1/10 SS
AND use $1/1 Walgreens Lubriderm coupon from the Diabetes & You Coupon Book (it will take off $4)
Use TWO $2/1
Aveeno printable coupons or coupons from the 1/10 SS
Use TWO $3/1
RoC printable coupons or coupons from the 1/10 SS (Thanks, Cutting Coupons in KC!)
Pay $8.85 out of pocket
Send in for $10 Mail-In-Rebate
$1.15 Money-maker after coupons and rebate!

Target: 1/10 - 1/16

Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit to Go – 97¢ – 1.07 each
Use $1/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP
FREE – 7¢ each after coupon!

Band-aids (8-10 ct travel size, Hello Kitty & others) – 97¢ each
Use $1/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP
FREE after coupon!

Special K Bars or Crackers – Buy 2 at $2.39 each and get a FREE Special K Fruit Crisps
Use $1/2 coupon from the 1/3 RP
AND use TWO $1/1
Special K Target printable coupons
(or use $1/2 Target coupon from the 1/10 RP)
89¢ – $1.39 each after coupons, PLUS you get FREE CRISPS!

Cascadian Farm Granola – $2.50 – $2.69 each (buy 2)
Use TWO $1/1 Cascadian Farms printable coupons
AND use $1/2
Target printable coupon
$1 – $1.19 each after coupons

Kashi Frozen Meals – $3 each
Use $1/1 Kashi Target Printable Coupon
$2 each after coupon

Archer Farms Ham Steaks - some priced at $2/ea
Use $2/1 Target coupon here
Final Price = FREE

Green Giant Fresh Broccoli – $0.99/ea (may vary)
Use $1/1 Target coupon here
Final Price =FREE

Rayovac Batteries – $1/ea (in the Dollar Spot)
Use $1/1 in 11/8 Smart source inserts (exp 1/31)
Final Price = FREE

All Laundry Detergent (travel size) – $1/ea
Use $1/1 when you sign up here
Final Price = FREE

Reach Dental Floss (unsure of size – assuming travel) – $0.97-1.12/ea
Use $1/1 in 10/18 Red Plum insert (exp 6/30/10)
Final Price = FREE – $0.12/ea

Rolaids (3 pk) – $1.57/ea
Use $1/1 in 12/13 Red Plum insert (exp 3/13/10)
Final Price = $0.57/ea

Wonka Gummies – $1.57/ea
Use $1/1 here
Final Price = $0.57/ea

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.58/ea
Use $1/4 here
Final Price = $0.33/ea

Juicy Juice (64 oz) – $2/ea (price cut at some stores)
Use $1/2 here
Use $1/1 Target coupon here (print 2)
Final Price = $0.50/ea when you buy 2

Nivea Lip Balm – $2.49/ea
Use B1G1 Nivea Lip Care in 1/3 Red Plum insert (exp 1/17/10)
Final Price = $1.25/ea

Neosporin To Go – $1.98 (on clearance at some stores)
Use $1/1 in 1/3 Red Plum insert or here
Final Price = $0.98/ea

thanks to Stretching A Buck for help with this weeks deals