Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Avocados From Mexico

I was selected to host a party celebrating the delicious wonders of Avocados from Mexico. The lovely marketers at www.houseparty.com just shipped a box full of goodies to help me host. The goodie kit includes a gift card to help me with the party expenses chip baggie clips for my guests, a cutting board, theme poster and more.

You too can be selected as a host by enrolling here I am particularly tickled by the idea of hosting a Martha Stewart Craft Party or a Betty Crocker cookie party.

This is a really neat opportunity to help marketers reach us with very creative campaigns. It is also a chance for us to practice hospitality and enjoy the company of our friends and family. Sadly; we are a generation prone to isolation with an average of 2.1 friends per person. Let's change that!

Happy Day to all!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sprouts Deals & Coupons 9/23 to 9/30

Silk Organic Soymilk $2.50
Use .75 coupon here final price $1.75

Cascadian Farm Organic Vegetables
2 for $4.00 $1.00 off one coupon here final price $1.00

Muir Organic Pasta Sauce
2 for $6.00 if you printed the coupon housed here
your final cost is 2 for $5.00

Nature's Path Granola
2 for $5 use the BOGO coupon here
your final cost is 2 for $2.50

Veggies and such..

Hot House Tomatoes .69 cents per pound
Apples all varieties .49 cents per pound
Almonds raw $3.99 per pound

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Aldi is Coming to Town!

I saw it! On the corner of Marsh and Frankford. They are remodeling a large unit at an old strip mall. The signs are up.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tin Star Email Insider, Free Taco Plate

Go here to join Tin Star Email Insider and they will send you a BOGO coupon for a Taco Plate. Their gourmet tacos are amazing. I particularly like the shrimp tempura tacos along with their yummy complimentary unlimited salsa and chips bar!

Based on the form I suspect you also get a few goodies for your birthday and anniversary...

We have several locations in the DFW area. My favorite is on Coit right next to Central Market

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Blessings

This week the sales and deals are a bit low. This coincides with marketing strategies which keep the best deals aligned with the timing in which most people receive paychecks. This coming weekend we will be traveling to the Desiring God Conference in Minneapolis. We are proud of our costs so far. Separate from the conference fees we were able to get super saver fares with American for $69 each way. For our hotel we selected Hotwire and snagged a deal for $61 per night at the Hilton. I will be shopping for car rental probably also using Hotwire.

I invite you to celebrate your blessings and contemplate upon the goodness of The King as you consider the following statistics:

  • 80% of the world population lives under poverty levels making less than $10 per day per family.
  • 34% of the world population has indoor plumbing and access to running water.
  • 77% of the world population does not know Christ as their Lord & Savior
  • 25,000 children die daily of malnutrition
How good is our King and Savior. His provision towards us so great. His mercy so amazing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday's Chinese Take Out (Fried Rice)

Starting today each Friday I will post an easy and affordable Chinese recipe to help you quench the cravings for take out. Today we start with:

Fried Rice

3 cups of leftover steamed rice stored overnight in the refrigerator
3 eggs
5 green onions (half a bunch)
5 slices of smoked ham or smoked bacon precooked
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon white pepper (adjust to preference)
1/2 teaspoon MSG I prefer Ajinomoto over Accent (you may skip this part if you are allergic)
4 tablespoons of oil

-optional ingredients-
leftover cooked shrimp
sauteed cubed carrots or frozen peas
leftover cooked chicken
water chestnuts

Wok or large skillet
mixing bowl
clean spray bottle
wooden spoon
paper towels


  1. Chop onions and meat into small squares and set aside
  2. Heat wok or skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil until a drop of water sizzles.
  3. Crack eggs open and season with a pinch of white pepper, salt and MSG.
  4. Pour eggs in wok to create an omelet. Make sure it is well cooked showing golden brown spots. turn it with spatula and cook both sides equally. Pull from wok and drain excess oil in paper towels.
  5. Loosen cold rice with hands, add half tablespoon of oil to your wok and add rice little by little ensuring it warms up evenly and it remains loose.
  6. Create a crater in the middle of the warm rice and add the onion and meat to warm without mixing with the rice until you can sense the fragrance of onion and warm meat.
  7. Fold rice gently and sprinkle pepper, salt and MSG to taste.
  8. Place your soy sauce in a spray bottle, spray small amounts and mix while keeping the rice over high heat.
  9. Chop your omelet into half inch squares and fold into mixture of rice keeping it on high heat for two extra minutes

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

IKEA Medium Meatball Plate $1.00

From September 18 to September 20 IKEA has a sale on their meatball plate which includes one side of mash potatoes or new potatoes Swedish sauce and Lingonberries. Our IKEA is located in Frisco.

Sara Lee $3.00 off 1 Coupon for Cold Cuts

This coupon should make for a free package of cold cuts when combined for a sale at Kroger or Tom Thumb. This one has a limit of 2 so go ahead and click the back button and refresh to maximize. You should hurry since high value coupons tend to be pretty limited.

Cold cuts freeze well. When storing in the freezer you should consider placing the package inside a freezer ziploc or wrapping with freezer paper to extend the shelf life.

$3.00/1 (IE) Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat, any - (bricks.coupons.com)
$3.00/1 (FF) Sara Lee pre-sliced Meat, any - (bricks.coupons.com)

expires Nov. 11th
thanks 30dollarweeklygrocerychallenge and krazycouponlady

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sears Coupon $10 off $10

Collin Creek Mall in Plano often has good clearance items.

Here's another hot coupon! Take this coupon to your nearest Sears store and use it to purchase any Junior Fashion item for $10 or less and you should get it free!

This PDF coupon does not expire until November 14, 2009.

Thanks, Mojo Savings! and Moneysavingmom

Pooch Pool Party

On Saturday September 19 from 1 PM to 4 PM. Dogs are $3.00. Unlimited human companions for free.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free Sample of Dyna Pep Energy

Go here to request your free sample of Dyna pep energy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Buying Affordable Vegetables

If you live in the Northern Suburbs of Dallas you may find it challenging to find an assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit at an affordable price. When it comes to produce there is very little couponing to be done and there are never rebates. If you are new to the area here are a few recommendations that may prove useful:

  • Fiesta Supermarkets There is a Plano and a Carrollton location. I prefer the Carrollton location which is in the intersection of Beltline and Josey Lane.
  • Super H Mart This is a very large Korean supermarket with very affordable fish, veggies and fruit. They have a large variety of exotics at reasonable prices. Avoid Sundays due to overcrowding.
  • El Rancho This is a new addition to the hispanic themed supermarket. Great for staples such as tomatoes and onions.

Click HERE and enter your email in the bottom right corner- you will get a coupon for a FREE shaving kit from Art of Shaving stores valued at $25 and a $25 coupon toward a full size kit.
Keep in mind there are only a handful of Art of Shaving stores.

Their products are really good! My husband particularly likes the lavender fragrance shaving cream.

Not as smooth as some British brands, but certainly better than drugstore brands

Thank you Charlene at myfrugaladventures.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Free Pangea Organics Skin Discovery Kit

Go here to request your free Skin Discovery Care. This is a no strings attached no purchase needed offer from Allure. You can decline all the offerings and products which follow the request form and still receive the kit. Supplies are limited so move quickly!

Celebrating 9-9-09 Restaurant.com

Click HERE to check out Restaurant.com and get 90% off with code NINETY at checkout!! This sale lasts 99 hours starting at 12am PST on 9/9. I think the better restaurants will sell out super fast at this price! Get a $25 gift certificate for $1!! (Make sure you read the fine print on the restaurants you choose, most require a $35 purchase before coupon but some require a $50 purchase).

This is a wonderful deal in the Dallas area. My very favorite is Bavarian Grill in Plano. The choices in this area are huge!

Thank you Myfrugaladventures

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Free Klondike ChocoTacos!

Walmart has the Klondike single Choco Tacos priced at $1. Pair this deal with the $1/1 coupon available here and snag these for FREE!

These type of deals make shopping with kids a whole lot easier too!:)

(Thanks, Jenna!) and hip2save!

Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo

Keep your eyes open for Dove Shine Therapy Shampoo and conditioner going on clearance for $1.29 at Walgreens. Buy both. If possible use two $1.00 coupons from Smart Source good for any Dove hair product. The final price will be 63 cents and it will generate a Catalina for $2.00 off the next Dove shampoo and conditioner purchase. roll the deal buy buying another set of two, and obtaining another Catalina for the same. Rinse & Repeat!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free $10 Mall Gift Card

If your local mall is managed by GGP, you can get a free $10 gift card! Just go here and enter your zipcode to see if there's a mall near you which is participating.

When you enter your email address, you'll receive a confirmation by email which you can print and redeem at your mall on specified dates in order to get a completely free $10 gift card.

I posted this offer earlier, but then pulled it because I wasn't sure whether there were strings attached as I couldn't test it out myself since we don't have a GGP-managed mall nearby. Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for posting that she did indeed receive her $10 mall gift card and it is valid on anything at the mall and does not require a minimum purchase. also thanks moneysavingmom