Super Saving Saturday, Big Shopping Trip

This week was my big shopping week. I figured out my next 5 weeks of dinners. I like to meal plan a month at a time. I like getting it done for a whole month and not having to think about it again for a while.

This week, I went to Winco Foods to stock up on all of the items I need for our month of dinners. Well, all but the perishable items.  I’m always so glad to get my big shopping trip out-of-the-way. Although the cart is so very heavy by the end, I’m always glad to have it done.

Walgreens and Target have a dozen eggs on sale this week for $.99 each. If you need eggs for Easter be sure to stop by one of these store and stock up.

Walgreens Egg Deal


Walgreens Purchases

3 dozen Eggs $.99 each

Total Spent $2.97

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12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge, Week 16 Update

A healthier You for 2014

I’m following along with the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge at Money Saving Mom. I started the challenge in January to help keep me motivated to lose weight and help me establish some good healthy habits too.

How the Challenge Works

Each month of the challenge will have an area to focus on, to help improve your health and mine. This month’s challenge is to continue to reduced your sugar intake.

By focusing on one area each month, it should give us time to really get it set as a habit. So it won’t end up being something we just do for one month. I’m hoping I will be able to continue the improvements for a long time.

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This Week’s Restaurant and Retail Store Coupons

Retails Store Coupons

Here’s this week’s list of retail store and restaurant coupons to print. If you will be eating out or shopping this weekend , be sure to check this list of store and restaurant coupons to help you save. Thanks to Rachel of Surviving the Store for compiling this list of coupons.

Some of the links below are my referral links, you can read my disclosure policy for more information.

Top Retail Store Coupons

Adidas Outlet – $20 Off $80 Purchase Starting 4/8 (exp: 4/28/2014)
Aeropostale – $10 Off Every $50 or $25 Off Every $100 Spent (exp: 5/4/2014)
Babies/Toys R Us – FREE $20 Gift Card When You Buy 2 Huggies Value Boxes of Diapers (exp: 4/19/2014)
Bath & Body Works – $10 Off $30 Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Belk – $10 Off $50, $20 Off $100, or $30 Off $150 Regular or Sale Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Big 5 Sporting Goods – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Bonton/Carson’s – $10 Off $25 Regular or Sale Price Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Casual Male – $20 Off $100 Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Children’s Place – 30% Off Entire Purchase In-Store and Online (exp: 4/19/2014)
Famous Footwear – 20% Off $50 Purchase (exp: 4/20/2014)
GAP Outlet – 10% Off $75 Purchase (exp: 4/20/2014)
Goodys Coupons – 25% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 4/17/2014)
J. Jill – 30% Off Entire Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 4/27/2014)
JCPenney – $10 Off $25 Apparel, Shoes, Accessories, & Home Purchase + More (exp: 4/19/2014)
Kirkland’s – $10 Off $50, $20 Off $100, and $30 Off $150 (exp: 4/19/2014)
Kmart/Sears – $5 Off $35 Purchase (exp: 4/30/2014)
Kohl’s – 15% Off and 20% Off $100 Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Loft Outlet – $15 Off $75 Purchase (exp: 4/20/2014)
Macy’s – 20% Off Select Sale & Clearance Apparel for Him, Her, Kids & More (exp: 4/19/2014)
Mardel – 30% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 4/19/2014)
Maurices – 20% Off Entire Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 4/17/2014)
OfficeMax – $10 Off $40 Purchase (exp: 4/17/2014)
Shoe Carnival – $20 Off $99.98 Purchase (exp: 4/20/2014)
Target – $10 Off $50 Food and Drink Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
Ulta – $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 4/19/2014)
White House Black Market – 20% Off Full Price Purchase of $80 in Boutiques or 10% Off Purchase in Outlets (exp: 5/13/2014)
Yankee Candle – 25% Off Select Accessories (exp: 4/20/2014)

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Friday Freebies, April 18th

Freebies for this Week

Freebies for this Week

It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Are you ready to get something for free? Here’s this week’s free Kindle ebooks, free samples, free android apps and free printables all in one post.

Some of the links in this post are my referral links. You can read my disclosure policy for more information. Be sure to check the prices before you purchase as prices can change without any notice.  Now onto the freebies,

Free Kindle Ebook

Non Fiction

Free Non Fiction Ebooks

Economic Survival Pantry for Beginners

Vertical Gardening: Grow Your Garden Up to Harvest Beautiful Fruits, Vegetables, and Plants in Small Spaces

The Joy Of Minimalism: How To Simplify Your Life With Less

Easy, Elegant and Adorable Easter Treats

Prepping on a Budget

C.S. Lewis: A Life Inspired


Free Fiction eBooks


One Chance To Love

The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag: Skeletons in the Closet

The Tourist Trail



Free eCookbooks


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Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe, Pan Fried Pork Chops

I made up this recipe on a whim. Sometimes the recipe I create on the fly turn out good. Sometimes they turn out bad. This one turned out to be a keeper. If you like pork chops this is a great quick and easy dinner recipe for those nights you have lots to do. Or for those summer days when it’s too hot to bake pork chops.

Easy and Delicious Pan Fried Pork Chops

To make this recipe even easier, you could make the seasoning ahead of time and have it ready to go in the pantry. Then you could just take out the amount of seasoning mix you need as you need it. Just be sure, to throw away any seasoning mix you don’t use,  that the pork chops have even dipped in. Since, it will be contaminated with bacteria from the raw pork chops.

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Ways to Save Money, Make Your Own Granola

I know this way to save money may seem a little odd. But if you have ever really considered how much granola you are getting in those little boxes from the store, you’ll know what I mean when I say you can save by making your own granola. A 10-12 oz box of granola can end up costing me $1.59 on sale at a discount store. At a regular retailer it can cost more than $3 a box.

Frugal Granola Recipe

If you haven’t tried making your own granola before don’t worry, it’s super easy to do. Even if you can’t bake, you can make inexpensive granola for your family. It’s basically measure, mix, bake and cool. Really easy right?!

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