Saturday, January 23, 2010

Money Maker Pillsbury Catalina at Kroger

From January 25th to February 21st Kroger will run a Catalina for all Pillsbury Refrigerated baked goods. Combined with coupons this is a great opportunity to stock-up for free.

Buy 4 get $2 off your next order
Buy 5 get $3off your next order
Buy 6 get $4 off your next order

You can combine the $ off coupon with Pillsbury coupons to roll this deal over and over until your refrigerator bursts!

$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits – (
$0.50/2 – Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – (

$1.00/2 (IE) – Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – (
$1.00/2 (FF) – Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls – (
$0.75/2 – Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits – (
$0.75/2 – Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits – (
$0.35/3 – Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits – (
$1.00/1 (IE) – Pillsbury Grands Frozen Biscuits – (
$1.00/1 (FF) – Pillsbury Grands Frozen Biscuits – (
$0.40/2 – Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads – (
$0.40/2 – Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads – (
$1.00/2 – Pillbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough – (
$0.30/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits – (
$0.30/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits – (
$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits – (

$0.75/2 – Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies – (
$0.55/1 – Pillsbury Savorings Product – (

This coupon list is was provided by the lovely Krazy Coupon Lady  visit her home where she houses lovely deals and the most amazing coupon database.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Free Movie Screenings!

We are so lucky to be in a metropolitan area. We get to take advantage of amazing freebies. Right now you can score 2 free passes to view screenings for the following movies

  • Edge of Darkness
  • Dear John
  • From Paris with Love

The best and most practical progam to print your screening passes is Gofobo. You can sign up here

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

Lovely and simple Pot Pie recipe here

In The Mail Today


Freebies, Frugality, Fervor And Other Miscellany

I love deals just as much as the next person, I love frugality and I totally love a freebie. In Matthew 10:8 Jesus tells us "Freely you have received, freely give".

This is so true to us frugalistas above and beyond the spiritual aspect. Many times I have walked out of CVS with piles of free stuff and almost daily I have the joy of opening my mailbox devoid of bills and collections and full of goodies. God promises me my daily bread and so far he has given me far beyond that. In a planet where billions suffer from famine and survive with under $.2.00 per day I make it a personal challenge to eat from my pantry. That ladies; is food security at it's best.

Last week we were encouraged and challenged by many of our fellow bloggers to give. This week as I continue to receive first hand accounts of the challenges in Haiti and the impact it has had around the world I want to ask you to join me in giving freely one of the most challenging gifts. The gift of intentional prayer and fasting. Overwhelmed by our busy days we pray for abstracts pleading God for His mercy during this crisis. We can pray for more than abstracts. As the storm calms and the dust settles new issues arise.

This list includes specific items to include in your prayers:

Pray for fuel and fuel resources to become available. Lack of fuel is slowing food distribution.

Pray for Mr. Ban Kee Moon to be filled with a spirit of wisdom and compassion as he leads UN decision that will impact Haiti long term.

Pray for food. As of yesterday the World Food Program had only reached 97,000 people. Port au Prince is home to over one million.

Pray for generators and portable AC units to work at field hospitals and triage facilities.

Pray for the hand of the Lord to reduce plagues and vermin such as flies which are common when you have rotting corpses.

Pray for precious water

Pray for Dominican Republic. There is historic animosity which is now exacerbated by the crisis.

Pray for the preservation of limbs and the reduction of gangrene.

Pray for missionaries, doctors and soldiers

Pray for operation Pierre Pan

Pray for availability of pain killers

Pray for the Lord to intervene as sterilization supplies are limited and doctors are resorting to Vodka and other sprits.

Pray for emotional healing

Pray for our home churches to become the hands of Jesus in terms of long term provision

As you are praying for Haiti, please don't forget to also pray for Burma. Last year they lost over 134,000 people due to a hurricane. This year they have a plague or rats that is causing for severe famine.

8th Continent Soy Milk $2.00 Off One Coupon

This brand is available at Walmart

$2.00/1 – (IE) 8th Continent Soy Milk – (
$2.00/1 – (FF) 8th Continent Soy Milk – (

Thank you KKL

Monday, January 18, 2010

We have a winner!

Thank you so much for engaging in positive social media. Your love for the people of Haiti is precious and priceless. The random number generator has rewarded Shellie from this blog with a yummy box of Godiva. Shellie I am going to try to contact you to obtain your mailing info. If you happen to be visiting my blog please email me at

Mixtas (Hispanic Hot Dogs)

This is a classic street vendor food in Guatemala. There are many variations. You can see the recipe and photos here

The pantry version is a bit more casual and requires usually only that you purchase one avocado for the Guacamole


12 corn tortillas
1 jar of coleslaw
1 cup of guacamole
1 jar of jalapenos or taco sauce for garnish
12 wieners from your freezer
ketchup and mustard

Heat tortillas in the microwave, the wieners must be first boiled then grilled in a pan, everything else is a garnish in the same way you would assemble a hot dog.


The Frugal Map

Bargain Briana has launched a gorgeous concept. As we all know, stores, prices and consumer behaviors are very localized. To this end you can now visit Briana here And find local bloggers bringing you the best deals in YOUR town.

Thank you Briana!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eat From The Pantry Menu Week Three

My pantry is a Cornucopia connected to an infinite supply of random food items. What is a girl to do with 11 varieties of instant mashed potatoes, Adolphus rice galore and more apple sauce than Washington State?

My husband agrees to frugality insofar as we can eat variety. His definition of variety is far more complex than mine. For example: no pasta two days in a row, no food from the same ethnic origin two dinners in a row (With the exception of salsa verde and chicharrones which he could eat daily until the day of his death).

This week I will be sharing one recipe each day based on pantry and freezer items and complemented with fresh produce and fruit.

Oatmeal, Granola, Cold Cereal, Eggs & Ham, Fruit, breads & Juices

Leftovers from prior dinners plus fruit and snacks to include chocolate, chips and nuts

Monday Mixtas (Hispanic style hot dogs)
Tuesday Chicken Pot Pie (Like Marie Callenders)
Wednesday Baked Ziti
Thursday Asian Pork Sirloin
Friday Tuna Salad

When I Pray For Haiti...

I want my prayers to reflect the heart of God. If I lack words let Him hear my groaning, I want prayers that speak His word and not my judgment. I want my prayers seasoned with love. I want my prayers to be a pleasant fragrance to His nose.

Go here to read a great post regarding our attitude towards Haiti

Godiva For Joyful Givers

I wanted to pause for a moment and thank God for the wonderful encouragement I have received via your generosity. Please know that each of you has blessed me incredibly. Tomorrow at about this time I will enter all linkys and comments to a randomizer and we shall have a winner. Meanwhile please continue to pray for miracles big and small.

Kroger gave me $1.54

Last week I made a quick trip to Kroger mainly to take advantage of their 10 for 10 deals and the pairing of the digital Healthy Choice coupon with the printable available at their site for $5 off 5.

5 Healthy Choice Frozen meals ($2.07 each used 1 printable for $5 off 5 and one digital for $5 off 5).

1 Gatorade G2 ( $1 used a Red Plum coupon for .50 cents doubled)

2 Pillsbury sweet rolls tub ($1 each used 2 .50 cents printables doubled plus $1 off two digital)

2 Starkist Tuna Pouches ($1 each used 2 $1 coupons from Vocalpoint)

2 Hormel Peperroni bags ($1 each used 2 .35 cents coupons from Hormel site)

Grand Total...

Overage of $1.54 given back in cash. My Kroger is nice that way!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lend To The Lord

"He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord and He will reward him for what he has done"

The heart of our family is very near and dear to Haiti. Last year the Lord blessed us with the opportunity to fund a bank for a small community bank via Hope International.

I am humbled by the realization that my small readership which labels themselves as frugalistas, SAHM, miserly budget queens, recently unemployed etc. are in fact part of the top 10% richest in our planet.

A couple of days ago I stopped by Kroger and purchased $28 of groceries with coupons with an overage of $1.54 I smiled as the cashier handed me money. My receipt read 102% savings. My heart read it as 102% blessings. Jesus sweetly reminded me of Isaiah 55:1-3. How blessed we are! How merciful is He!

Giving ministers to the poor & afflicted but it also ministers to me. It reminds me that I am not in control, it softens my heart of rock into flesh, it places my trust in the one who lovingly promises my daily bread.

Our church family like many others is somewhat paralyzed by fear of the current economy. In an effort to minister to our sisters and brothers in Christ and encourage giving yesterday we offered an anonymous match up to the monthly missions offering which will now be pointed to Haiti (We are praying for at least $1,600). Normally our church members bring their change jar to contribute towards this offering. Our desire is that this match inspires them to give sacrificially and bring the best to the altar that they may bless others and be blessed.

I was hesitant to post about giving in fear that it may be construed as vanity. However; inspired by the love and selflessness of many bloggers who have graciously offered to match based on post blogs I am happy to share with all of you. For more inspiring links visit

In tandem with giving it is crucial that we pray. God is listening and He wants us to speak. To help you as you pray here is the list I compiled for our use at home:

Pray for the weather to be mild and rain-free as many no longer have a roof

Pray for God to comfort those that are perishing under the rubble

Pray for supernatural strength for doctors, nurses and rescue workers

Pray for clean water

Pray for relief distribution to take place with transparency, expediency and honesty

Pray for God to soften our hearts as we give for immediate needs

Pray for vision and long term commitment from all of us to not forget Haiti after the cameras are gone

Pray for sound air traffic control

Pray for quick rebuilding of port facilities and piers

Pray for the softening of hearts in Dominican Republic as they will have an even larger influx of refugees

Pray for a color-blind heart of adoption around the world

Pray for a time of harvest and restoration

Pray for hope

As you prepare your hearts for giving seek to give with the heart of Christ. Give freely, give generously, give lovingly, give sacrificially.

To encourage you to share your story and to promote Christian fellowship I will randomly select one link or comment to receive a Godiva Chocolate Ballotin with 36 pieces.

Posting a Mcklinky that we may encourage others

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Degree Ultra Clear $1.00 Coupon

Go here to print a $1 off one Degree Ultra Clear Coupon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Studio Movie Grill

Just today two free movie passes for completing the facebook page fan form housed here