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Monday Meal Plan Menu 4/20-4/26

Organizing Junkie is home to Menu Plan Monday.

Monday Chicken Strips & FF

Tuesday Ham & Rice Casserole

Wednesday Goulash

Thursday Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Buttered Corn

Friday Smoked Pulled Pork

Saturday Grilled Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

Sunday Crock Pot Roast, Potatoes, Carrots


The Original Campbells Tomato Soup Cake

During the great depression cooks cooked with what was readily available. There a many variations of this recipe on the internet. It's a "pantry" recipe meaning that all ingredients are normally found in a cooks pantry. Try serving the cake BEFORE letting family and friends know it has tomato soup in it. Once they try the spicy cake the idea of the tomato soup will be accepted more. ;)

This version comes from my cookbook "A Campbell Cookbook, Cooking with Soup".

1/2 cup shortening.
1 1/3 cup sugar.
1 can tomato soup, undiluted.
1 tsp baking soda.
2 cups flour.
4 tsp baking powder.
1 tsp cinnamon.
1/2 tsp cloves.
1 1/2 tsp allspice.
2 eggs.
1/4 cup water.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously grease and flour 13x9 pan.
Measure all dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Add soup and shortening. Beat at low to medium for 2 minutes. Add eggs and water. Beat two more minutes. Pour into pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes, remove and cool on rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Blend 2 3 oz packages softened cream cheese with 1 tablespoon milk. Gradually add 1 16oz box sifted confectioners sugar; blend well. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. extract.

NOTE: I like to add 1 cup chopped walnuts to this spicy cake. YUMMMY!

For more frugal recipes see what's happening over at the Grocery Cart Challenge.


Coupons Preview 4/19/09

Benecol Spread on any $1.00 7/19/2009
Bic Comfort 3 Advance Shaver 4-pack, DND-5 $2.00 5/31/2009
Bic Soleil DISPOSABLE Razor on any, DND-5 $2.00 5/17/2009
Birds Eye Steamfresh Meals for Two variety on ONE bag $2.00 5/30/2009
BIRDS Eye Steamfresh Vegetables or Rice Variety on TWO $1.00 5/30/2009
BOSTON MARKET restaurant coupons, strip of 4, includes a buy ONE Individual Meal and get ONE FREE however this one coupon expires 5/19/09 $7.00 5/31/2009
Capri Sun Sunrise product on any ONE $1.00 7/31/2009
Claritin non-drowsy allergy product on any, 24 count or larger, not valid for purchase of Claritin-D in Oregon $5.00 5/17/2009
Claritin non-drowsy allergy product on any, 24 count or larger, not valid for purchase of Claritin-D in Oregon, THIS WEEK ONLY expires 4/26/09 $7.00 5/17/2009
Claritin Non-Drowsy or Children's allergy product on any, 4 oz Syrup, 10 count or larger, not valid for purchase of Claritin-D in Oregon $2.00 5/17/2009
Don Francisco's Coffee on any ONE can $1.00 6/1/2009
Energizer Brand batteries or flashlight on ONE $1.00 5/24/2009
Fantastic Sams coupons, strip of 5 $12.00 6/15/2009
Finish / Electrasol Quantum, Powerball Tabs, or Gelpacs on any ONE $2.50 5/17/2009
GE Energy Smart compact fluorescent lighting product on any $1.00 6/30/2009
Glade CARPET & Room Odor Eliminator on any $0.75 5/30/2009
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refill buy any and get a FREE Glade PlugIns Scented Oil warmer, to $3.49, excludes PlugIns Scented Oil Lasting Impressions $3.49 5/9/2009
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill on ONE or TWO single refills $1.00 5/9/2009
GoodNites Sleep Pants on ONE jumbo pack or larger $1.50 5/16/2009
Huggies baby WIPES on ONE package, 64 count or larger, DND-5 $0.75 7/18/2009
Huggies Bath and Body Product on any $1.00 7/18/2009
Huggies diapers on any package $1.50 5/16/2009
Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swim Pants on ONE package $1.00 7/12/2009
Huggies Little Swimmers Sun Care Product on any ONE $2.00 6/30/2009
Huggies OVERNITES Diapers on any package $2.00 5/16/2009
Johnson's BODY CARE wash or lotion product on any $2.00 7/20/2009
Kraft Bagel-fuls on ONE package $0.75 5/31/2009
Kraft Cheese Singles on TWO, 7 - 16oz, this is a TARGET coupon NOT a manufacturer's coupon $1.00 6/30/2009
Lenscrafters coupons, strip of 3 $100.00 6/6/2009
Nabisco Cookies on TWO, 15 - 18oz, listed cookies are: Nutter Butter, Fig Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Oreo, this is a TARGET coupon NOT a manufacturer's coupon $1.00 6/30/2009
Nature Made TripleFlex on any $3.00 5/19/2009
Nature Made Vitamins on any $1.00 5/19/2009
Neuragen PN on .17 oz bottle $5.00 10/31/2009
Oscar Mayer hot dogs on TWO 16 oz pkgs, TARGET $1.00 6/30/2009
Pepperidge Farm BAKED Naturals snack on any ONE box $1.00 7/31/2009
Physicians Formula Cosmetic Product on any, not valid on trial sizes $1.00 7/31/2009
Pull-Ups TRAINING Pants on ONE jumbo pack or larger $2.00 6/13/2009
Pull-Ups Training Pants on ONE jumbo pack or larger $3.00 5/16/2009
Pure & Natural Body Wash, Liquid Hand Soap, or Bar Soap on any ONE $1.00 7/31/2009
Red Baron Singles Product on any ONE $0.75 6/27/2009
Reynolds Wrap Foil From 100% Recycled Aluminum on ONE $0.55 6/13/2009
Sargento Natural Deli Style Sliced Cheese, 5 oz or larger $0.40 7/15/2009
Scott NATURALS bath tissue, 4 rolls or more $1.00 5/31/2009
Scott NATURALS PAPER Towels on 6 or more rolls $1.00 5/31/2009
Sensodyne or Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste on any $0.75 6/30/2009
Sensodyne ProNamel for Children Toothpaste on any $0.75 6/30/2009
Tums DUAL ACTION, 25 count or larger $3.00 5/31/2009
Tums on any TWO, 24 count or larger $1.00 5/31/2009
V8 V-Fusion juice on ONE 46 oz $1.00 6/30/2009
White Castle Microwaveable Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers on package of 6 $0.50 7/18/2009
White House Apple Sauce cups on TWO $0.60 7/31/2009
Wrigley's FREEDENT Plen T Pack buy TWO get ONE FREE, to $1.32 $1.32 7/31/2009

Advil Tablets, Caplets, Gel Caplets, Liqui-Gels or Migraine on any ONE package, 40 count or larger $1.00 5/31/2009
Alavert Product on any $2.00 7/31/2009
Angel Soft Toilet paper on ONE 4-regular roll or larger pack $0.50 6/21/2009
Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoos, Conditioners, Styling, or hair color products on any TWO, excluds trial sizes $2.00 5/31/2009
Clairol Natural Instincts haircolor on ONE $4.00 5/31/2009
Facelift Product on ant ONE, excluding Hydreight $5.00 5/31/2009
Filtrete Air Cleaning Filter Rebate, buy any Filtrete filter of 1200 Microparticle Performance Rating or greater, send form, UPC, receipt dated 4/19/09 - 7/30/09, BOX 1062, receive $3 rebate by mail $3.00 7/30/2009
Fungicure Product on any ONE $1.00 5/31/2009
Hardee's Restaurant coupons, strip of 8 $8.00 5/15/2009
Hefty Waste Bags on ANY ONE package, DND-9 $1.00 5/31/2009
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage LINKS on ONE pkg, DND-5, DNT-5 $0.55 5/30/2009
HILLSHIRE Farm Smoked Sausage on TWO packages, DND-5, DNT-5 $0.75 5/30/2009
L'Oreal HIP Eye Shadow, Liner, or Mascara on any $2.00 7/12/2009
L'Oreal Paris EYE product on any $1.00 7/12/2009
L'Oreal Sublime Product on any ONE $1.00 7/12/2009
McCormick GRILL MATES Blend, Marinade or Spice Rub on ONE $0.50 7/12/2009
Met-Rx Bars on any THREE $2.00 5/30/2009
Nivea Body Wash for Women on any, 16.9 oz 500mL, no trial sizes $1.00 6/3/2009
Ocean Spray Cranberry Pomegranate or Ruby Pomegranate Juice Drink, 64 oz, on ONE, DND-5 $0.55 8/31/2009
ONE A DAY Men's Product on any $2.00 7/31/2009
ONE A DAY Women's Product on any $2.00 7/31/2009
ONE A DAY Women's2O or Energy Advantage2O Product on any $3.00 7/31/2009
Osteo Bi-Flex Product on any $5.00 6/3/2009
Pedigree Dentastix ALL NATURAL Treats for Dogs on ONE any size $2.50 6/13/2009
Pedigree Food for Dogs on any 6 CANS or pouches or ONE multi-pack $1.00 5/30/2009
Pedigree Food for Dogs on ONE BAG, 8.8 lbs or larger $1.00 5/30/2009
Pedigree TREATS for Dogs on any ONE $1.00 5/30/2009
PetSupermarket $2 off $10 or more purchase, coupon states in fine print, "limit of one per household" $2.00 5/30/2009
Quaker Fiber & Omega-3 Chewy Oat Granola Bars on ONE box $1.00 6/20/2009
Riceworks Gourmet Brown Rice Crisps buy ONE get ONE FREE $3.00 5/31/2009
Rimmel Face, Lip or Nail Product on any $1.00 6/30/2009
Rimmel Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Lipgloss $1.00 6/30/2009
Sara Lee BITES on any ONE, DND-5, DNT-5 $1.00 6/30/2009
Sara Lee SIMPLE SWEETS item on any ONE, DND-5, DNT-5 $1.00 6/30/2009
Sarna ORIGINAL Anti-Itch Lotion on ONE $2.50 6/30/2009
Sarna SENSITIVE Anti-Itch Lotion on ONE $2.50 6/30/2009
Schick Quattro Titanium RAZOR/TRIMMER or REFILL on any $4.00 6/14/2009
Scotch-Brite Ultra NailSaver Absorbent Scrub Sponge or other Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponge or Scour Pad multi pack on any TWO $0.75 5/31/2009
Scotties facial tissue on any THREE boxes or ONE multipack $0.50 7/31/2009
Sparkle Paper Towels on ONE 2-Giant Roll or larger package $0.50 5/18/2009
Sundown Naturals Vitamins and Supplements on any $1.00 6/2/2009
ThermaCare ARTHRITIS HeatWrap: Hand & Wrist or Knee & Elbow OR Neck & Shoulder on any ONE $1.50 7/31/2009
ThermaCare HEATWrap: Lower Back & Hip OR Neck & Shoulder OR Menstrual Patches on any ONE $1.00 7/31/2009
Village Inn Restaurant coupons, strip of 3, includes $2 off 2 entrees and 2 beverages $5.00 6/26/2009


Monday Meal Plan Menu 4/13-4/19

When you visit I'm an Organizing Junkie's site today don't miss her FREE printable weekly menu planning template. Organizing Junkie is home to Menu Plan Monday.

Monday Crockpot Swiss Chicken, Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

Tuesday Hamburger Steak w/mushroom gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn

Wednesday Baked Pork Steak, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans

Thursday Fish & Fries

Friday Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Egg Rolls, Rice

Saturday Cowboy Casserole

Sunday Tacos


FREE Printable Kitchen Ingredient Substitution Chart

You won't find another Kitchen Ingredient Substitution Chart like this anywhere! With over 100 ingredients listed and suitable substitutions. It prints out on regular size paper and can be slipped into a sheet protector to either hang on the inside of your pantry door or place in your household management planner.

Thanks Tipnut.com for sharing this wonderful chart.

Ingredient Substitution Chart


Overnight Oven French Toast

This is an easy breakfast to prepare the night before any holiday to free up holiday mornings. I will be serving this to my family Easter morning.

Overnight French Toast with Toasted Pecans and Maple Syrup

16 slices of french bread (1 inch thick)
4 eggs
1 12oz can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water

1/4 cup brown sugar for topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Maple syrup

Lightly grease 13x9 baking pan. Line the pan with the bread. Squish them in.

Whisk together first set of ingredients. Pour over bread. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar evenly over bread. Cover and regrigerate overnight.

Next morning, toast pecans 8-10 minutes in shallow baking pan in preheated oven at 400 degrees. Remove and let cool while baking toast for 25 minutes.

Top cooked toast with pecans and maple syrup. Serves 8

Maple Syrup:
4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
2 teaspoons maple extract

Mix water and sugars together. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add maple extract. (or vanilla can be used)

What type of breakfast do you serve on Easter mornings?


Freezing Eggs, Butter, Milk, Sour Cream, Cheese

Just about anything can be frozen. So when you run across those wonderful sales and have a coupon for them, don't be afraid to stock up if you have the room in your freezer.

If I ever have a question if I can freeze a certain something I always check out National Center for Home Food Preservation first. I feel comfortable with trusting this site and their information. Check it out, it will save you tons of money!

Check out my sidebar under food storage labels for previous posts I've done on Freezing Eggs and other things.

Freezing milk has been done by our elders for years. A lot of elderly people shop once a month, buying enough milk for the month. They will then pour into plastic containers just the right size for their use for a week at a time. The whole milk will separate when thawed (always thaw in refrigerator) and must be shook quite a bit once thawed.

Now there are things on the NCFHFP list that says it's not a good idea to freeze or you have to do something to it beforehand such as butter. I dont do anything with my stick butter that I use for baking other than throw it in the freezer. I pull a stick out of the box when needed. It's just fine.

Cream cheese: I also just throw it in the freezer. We only use cream cheese mixed with other stuff for dips and casseroles and once its thawed and stirred, it's just fine.

Shredded Cheese: goes into my freezer just as it is, unopened. Once thawed, it's fine.

Sour Cream: Here's my experiences. If it's mixed in with something and cooked then frozen, it's fine. If you freeze it, thaw it and then use it for baking cookies, cakes, cupcakes... it will be fine after stirring well and adding to the rest of your ingredients. It's not all that good to freeze, thaw and then put on a baked potatoe or used for a cold dip. It's the texture that changes really, not that freezing makes it go bad. I also have had better success with one brand than others. So try freezing just one of your brands and see what you think. There are so many different brands and a lot are just local. So what works for one of us may not for others. Also, one of my favorite tips from Amiyrah at Four Hats is to always store your sour cream and cottage cheese upside down in your refrig. Don't ask me why, but it will last forever (way past exp. date) that way.

Cottage cheese: I have no problems freezing cottage cheese if it's already cooked in a casserole such as lasagna. We don't like cottage cheese frozen, thawed and then consumed alone. The texture changes and I think the taste changes somewhat also.

My main point is this- Freezing will not make anything go bad. It may change textures and sometimes taste. What will be the deciding factor for you is how you plan to consume the frozen item once thawed. If you are ever in doubt, try freezing a just one of whatever, thaw it, and decide for yourself.

Heck, I've even been told a lot of people freeze Crescent rolls right in the can, just throwing them in the freezer. I froze some, but had removed them from the can, still rolled up and dropped them in a freezer bag. When thawed and cooked for a casserole, they tasted fine to us!

Let's hear your experiences with different frozen items. What works/worked for you and your family and what didnt.

Spring Flowers~ Cupcakes

Spring is here and flowers are popping up everywhere... even in my kitchen. :)

I seen these cute Flower Power cupcakes over at Grannies Kitchen and had to make some. The total time on the recipe is over 4 hours and I decided to do mine a little different. I needed something fun to do to relax after working hard all day but didnt have 4 hours.

After baking up a quick batch of cupcakes, all I did was cut my large marshmallows using scissors into 5 pieces. It was really cool how when you cut them the scissors pretty much shaped each petal.
I took another large mallow and cut it into slivers. I rolled a sliver to make the center of the flower (cause I didnt have small mallows).
Next I colored my sugar and decorated! Very easy and fun.

Thanks Grannies Kitchen for sharing.


Make Your Own All Natural Green Household Cleaners

I've received several emails requesting more homemade household cleaners. Here's what I printed off and put in my Household Planner for easy reference. I hope this helps and be sure to leave your favorite homemade cleaner in comments.

All Natural Household Cleaning Solutions
by Sandy Shields

Save time and money by trying these simple household cleaners!

Window Cleaner
Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 quart warm water.

Floor Cleaner
Mix 1 cup vinegar with 2 gallons water.

Glass Coffee Pot Cleaner
Place crushed ice, salt and sliced lemons in pot and swirl till clean.

Furniture polish
Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 3/4 cup oil (olive, vegetable, lemon).

Brass, Copper, and Pewter Cleaner
Mix equal parts salt and vinegar, then thicken with flour.

General Cleaner
Mix 4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water, or use plain baking soda with a wet sponge.

Disinfecting/Deodorizing Cleaner
Mix 1/2 cup Borax in 1 gallon hot water.

Mildew Remover
Mix 3/4 cup chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of cold water.

Telephone Cleaner
Clean with rubbing alcohol.

Eyeglass Cleaner
Mix 8 ounces of ammonia with 32 ounces of rubbing alcohol.

Daily Shower Cleaner
1 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap, and 1/4 cup dishwasher rinse agent.

Oven Cleaner
Baking Soda and Vinegar.

Drain Cleaner
Add 1/2 cup baking soda, then pour one cup of vinegar down drain. Let sit for 20 minutes, then flush with water.

Woodwork Cleaner
Used cold tea for cleaning any kind of woodwork.

Re-use dryer sheets for dusting instead of the new Pledge or Swiffer cloths.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Drop denture cleaning tablet into bowl and let sit.

Carpet Deodorizer
Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on carpet. Vacuum after 30 minutes.

Aluminum Cleaner
Mix 2 tablespoons cream of tartar with 1 quart hot water.

Tub and Tile Cleaner
Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup white vinegar.

Try some of these all natural solutions next time you clean. They are made with products that you probably have on hand, and they are safe to use. I hope that they work as well for you as they have for me!

Sandy is a freelance writer and webmaster of TheFrugalShopper.com. She enjoys living the frugal life, saving money, and helping others to do the same. Subscribe to her newsletter to receive more money-saving ideas and frugal tips. Reprint permission granted with this footer included. Copyright © TheFrugalShopper.com 2001.

The above recipes are eco friendly green recipes.

Here is my two favorite homemade cleaners, (previously posted) not necessarily green though. :)

Window cleaner:
1/4 cup Rubbing Alcohol
1/2 cup Vinegar
1 1/4 cups water

Place in a 16 oz spray bottle.
For streak free mirrors and windows, use newspapers to wipe.

Amy over at Cutting Coupons in KC told me about a recipe for Clorox Anywhere Spray that Michelle from Money Saving Madness had posted. I love this stuff! It’s so easy and CHEAP!

Here’s Michelle’s recipe, and be sure to visit both Amy and Michelle’s blogs. They have wonderful ideas and tips to share.

This product is no secret recipe. It is 99.9% WATER! ~and costs $3.29 or more per bottle. You can make your own with this easy Clorox Anywhere Recipe:
22 oz. Empty Spray Bottle
1 1/2 teaspoons bleach
22 oz. of Water
Add bleach and fill with water, shake to mix.
It's that easy and you'll save so much money never having to buy this product again!
Amy has several other recipes posted on her blog also, so be sure to visit her and let her know your favorites!


Monday Meal Plan Menu 4/6-4/12

If you havent already done so, be sure to visit I'm an Organizing Junkie's site. Organizing Junkie is home to Menu Plan Monday. Here's what she says; "I truly believe that menu planning is one of the best places to start in your quest to get organized. Each week over 400 ladies share what’s on their menus for the week and we’d love to have you join us! It’s a wonderful opportunity to keep your menu planning efforts on track week after week not to mention the many great ideas and recipes that come from reading the menus of the many other participants."

I seen on someone's blog a casserole using smoked/italian sausage. I can't find it now. If you know what I'm talking about, will you post the link for me pretty please. I could have sworn it was on the $5 dollar dinner sight, but I couldnt seem to find it.

Monday Baked Potato Soup

Tuesday Quick Ham & Rice Casserole

Wednesday Mock Filet Mignon, Baked Potato, Asparagus

Thursday Asian Crockpot Chicken and ? (havnt figured it out yet)

Friday Creamy Meatballs and Potatoes

Saturday Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Sunday Easter Dinner at Grandma's.


Make your own Homemade Taco Sauce & Seasoning

When making enough burritos and tacos for a family of four or larger it gets expensive to buy everything needed. The meat and cheese alone is expensive.

So to make it more frugal, when I dont have these items stockpiled (from purchases using coupons to get them really cheap or free) I make my own. Making these two things from scratch shaves $4-$5 off the price of this dinner by itself.

Taco Sauce
1 small can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Mix all together and let sit for at least 30 minutes so spices wed.

Taco Seasoning
6 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons cumin
3 teaspoons onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Use 2 heaping tablespoons to equal one commercial packet.

When my oldest son and any of his friends are here for dinner, I will stretch the hamburger by adding 1 cup of cooked minute rice.

Let me know if you have a tip for making burritos and tacos more frugal. Or if you have a taco seasoning or sauce recipe that you would like to share, visit Sandy's place and share it with all of us. Every Sunday she has Share My Recipe Sunday.


Recession Buster Blasts #20- Resources for Coupons

One of the most helpful things in becoming a frugal grocery shopper is knowing where to look for and get coupons.

When I decided to become a coupon clipper like other people I had read about and seen on tv I knew a couple of resources. Since then I have learned so much more. Here is a list of resources for coupons I utilize.

1) The Sunday newspaper. You will find coupon inserts in the large metropolitan paper closest to you. Some areas even have "Early Edition" Sunday papers that hit the stands on Saturdays. Sometimes the coupons in the early editions will be different from the paper that comes out on Sunday also. Check your papers!

There are sites that preview the coupons that will be coming out a few days before hand also! Try Coupon Clippers. There may be a coupon or two that will vary. (it always seems to be one I want too! lol)

2) Printables. Coupons can now be printed off the internet at a bunch of different websites. A couple of my favorites are: Coupon Loop and Smart Source Super Pages.

Also check out my sidebar for the Wal-Mart Printables Match Up. These printables can be used anywhere, not just Wal-Mart. (to see the widget full size, scroll down to my Categories and click on Wal-Mart) There are three different lists in this widget. List A, B, and Singles. These are the top 3 places to print coupons.

The printable coupons on most websites have a limit of how many times a coupon can be printed in a certain time frame. They are updated usually once a month with new coupons. Some of the sites will even email you when they have updated and added new coupons to the database.

3) Tearpads. This is the little note pad type books of coupons you see hanging through out stores. They normally will hang on the shelf by the product or on a display in the isle. Most of the time they can be redeemed at ANY store that accepts manufacturer coupons, not just the store where you receive them.

4) Peelies. Peelies will be found directly on the product. They are the little peel off sticker coupons. They are desgned to be redeemed right then at the time of purchase. I always check the expiration date on them and if it's for a later date than the coupon I already have in hand, then the peelie does not get redeemed then.

5) Magazines. Many magazines have advertisements paid for by the manufacturer that will include a clippable coupon. The best magazine for coupons consistently is ALL YOU. You can purchase a subscription or it may be picked up at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is the only store that carries this mag.

6) Blinkies. This is the little dispensing machines with the blinking light you see hanging off the shelves in stores. If it's a product that I really like and buy often, I will get at least half a dozen coupons, especially if the expiration date is decent!

7) Booklets. These are information books or brochures manufacturers print up to inform us, the consumer, about their product. To get you to try the product, they often will include coupons and rebates in the books, brochures or pamphlets. The expiration date on these are usually 6 months to a year due to the cost of printing the material up and printing of mass quantities. Look for them at your pharmacy, doctor's office, dentist office, and vet's office.

8) Home Mailers. Be sure to check your junk mail for rebates and coupons. It was reported last week that one of the national tv survey companies had enclosed $5 bills with their surveys. If I remember right it was the Neilsen TV Ratings.

9) Hang Tags. These are tags found hanging around the neck of a bottle. I have found hang tags on ketchup, mustard, salad dressing and shampoo. I've heard that the latest is hang tags on wine bottles. I've not been fortunate enough to find those.... yet!

10) Inside or on product packaging. Be sure to check your pet food bags, frozen foods, etc. I have even found them on the reverse side of labels off canned food.


Recession Buster Blasts #19- Coupon Insert Preview 4/5/09

If you've been thinking about starting to clip coupons to make your grocery budgets stretch even further, now is the perfect time to start.

This weekend there will be 4 5 coupon inserts in most major metropolitan papers. Here's a preview of the coupons that are scheduled to come out.

Air Wick Aqua Essences Air Freshener Spray on ONE $1.00 5/17/2009
Air Wick Freshmatic ULTRA refills on TWO $1.00 5/17/2009
Air Wick Freshmatic ULTRA starter kit on any $4.00 5/17/2009
Air Wick Original Spray buy ONE get ONE FREE, to $1.19 $1.19 5/17/2009
Air Wick Scented Oil Refill Fragrance buy ONE get a FREE Air Wick Warmer Unit, up to $3.19 $3.19 5/17/2009
Air Wick Scented Oil Refills on any TWO $1.00 5/17/2009
Aveeno product on any ONE, excludes cleansing bars and trial sizes $1.00 7/5/2009
Aveeno Products on any TWO, excludes cleansing bars and trial sizes $1.50 7/5/2009
Benefiber CHEWABLE or CAPLET on any $2.00 7/31/2009
Benefiber POWDER on any $2.00 7/31/2009
Benefiber STICK PACK on any $2.00 7/31/2009
Betty Crocker Box Muffin Mix on any $0.40 5/30/2009
Betty Crocker COOKIE Mix on any, 17.5 oz or larger $0.40 5/30/2009
Betty Crocker Frosting on ONE tub $0.50 5/30/2009
Betty Crocker potatoes on any box or pouch, except potato buds $0.25 5/30/2009
Betty Crocker WARM DELIGHTS Bowls or Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis bowls on TWO $0.50 5/30/2009
Bisquick original or Heart Smart Baking mix, 40 oz. or larger $0.60 5/30/2009
Brut Antiperspirant or Deodorant product on any, DND-5 $0.55 5/17/2009
Brut fragrance product on any, DND-5 $1.00 5/17/2009
Carvel ice cream restaurant coupons, strip of 5 $5.00 4/30/2009
CHUCK E CHEESE restaurant coupons, strip of 4 $10.00 5/16/2009
Comet Soft Cleanser or Comet Spray Product on any $0.35 6/5/2009
Culinary Creations 2.9 oz cans buy FOUR get ONE FREE, to $.99 $0.99 6/30/2009
Daisy Brand Sour Cream on any ONE, not valid in Colorado $0.50 5/31/2009
DeMet's Turtles on any ONE, 3.5 oz. or larger $1.00 6/30/2009
Easy Off Heavy Duty or Fume Free Oven Cleaner on any $0.50 6/28/2009
Easy Off Stainless Steel, Glass cooktop or BBQ Grill cleaner on any $0.75 6/28/2009
Eggs buy TWO dozen and get a FREE Big Red or Diet Big Red Soft Drink 2-Liter, to $1.29, DND-5 $1.29 4/19/2009
Equal Sweetener on any size $1.00 7/5/2009
FLIPZ on any ONE, 4 oz or larger $0.50 6/30/2009
General Mills Cereals on any THREE $1.00 5/16/2009
Green Giant Frozen BAGGED vegetables on any 19-24 oz. only $0.50 5/30/2009
Green Giant Frozen BOXED vegetables on any TWO $0.50 5/30/2009
Hartz Crunch 'n Clean CAT Treats on any size $1.00 5/3/2009
Hartz Crunch 'n Clean DOG Biscuits on any size $1.00 5/3/2009
Hartz Naturals All Natural Treats with Real Beef for joint health on any size $1.00 5/3/2009
Hartz NODOR Litter Spray on any size $1.00 5/3/2009
Hartz product on any $1.00 5/3/2009
Hartz UltraGuard Pro Flea & Tick Drops for Dogs or Cats on any size $1.00 5/3/2009
Healthy Choice Frozen Meals on TWO $1.00 5/31/2009
INTERNATIONAL DELIGHT Coffee Creamer on TWO, 32 oz. quart, DND-5 $1.00 6/5/2009
Johnsonville BRATS on ONE pkg $0.55 5/31/2009
Johnsonville ITALIAN Sausage on ONE package $0.55 5/31/2009
Land O LAKES Half & Half on ONE half gallon, 64 oz, DND-5 $1.00 6/30/2009
Land O LAKES Half & Half on TWO 32 oz quarts, DND-5 $1.00 6/30/2009
Lysol Neutra Air FreshMatic Starter Kit on ONE, excludes bonus packs and refills $4.00 6/1/2009
Marcal Small Steps 2ct or larger Bath Tissue or Paper Towels $1.00 5/31/2009
Marcal Small Steps FREE Single Roll of 1000ct bath tissue, regular single roll towel or box of facial tissue, to $1 OR $1 off any ONE Towel, bath tissue, napkins or box of facial tissue $1.00 5/31/2009
Marie's Salad Dressing & Sargento Salad Finishers buy BOTH and get a FREE Fresh Express Salad, this is a PUBLIX coupon NOT a manufacturer's coupon, no barcode, to $3.49 $3.49 5/2/2009
Nabisco Oreo FUN STIX on ONE pkg $1.00 5/3/2009
Nature's Source Natural Cleaner on any $1.00 5/30/2009
Nestea 500ml 12-pack bottles on any $1.00 7/31/2009
Nicorette 100 count or larger, NicoDerm CQ 14 count or larger, or Commit 72 count or larger $10.00 5/4/2009
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt on ONE, 5.3 or 16 oz $1.00 4/30/2009
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Sandwiches on TWO packages $1.00 5/31/2009
Pillsbury CRESCENT dinner rolls on TWO $0.40 6/27/2009
Pillsbury ITALIAN Meal Breads on any TWO, includes any loaves, breadsticks, dinner rolls and pizza crust $0.40 6/27/2009
Pillsbury Peanut Butter Cup, Oatmeal Raisin, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Reese's Pieces Ready to Bake Cookies on any $0.35 6/27/2009
Pillsbury Refrigerated COOKIE DOUGH on any TWO packages $1.00 6/27/2009
Pillsbury Refrigerated GRANDS BISCUITS on any TWO $0.30 6/27/2009
Pillsbury Refrigerated or Frozen SWEET Rolls on TWO $0.40 6/27/2009
Pillsbury ROLLED refrigerated pie crust on any $0.25 6/27/2009
Revlon ColorSilk Products on TWO $1.00 5/15/2009
Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta on TWO $1.00 7/21/2009
Schiff Move Free on any, 80 ct or higher, DND-5 $5.00 6/30/2009
Science Diet Nature's Best dry dog food or cat food, any size,DND-5 $5.00 5/31/2009
Science Diet Nature's Best dry dog food, 22 or 30 lb, or cat food, 12 lb,DND-5 $10.00 6/30/2009
Sea Breeze Astringent on any ONE $0.55 5/15/2009
SEA Breeze Astringent on any TWO $0.55 5/15/2009
Spic and Span or Cinch Products on any $0.55 6/5/2009
Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover & Odor Eliminator on any ONE, excludes 4 oz $0.55 7/31/2009
Vitaminwater10 20oz bottle on any $1.00 6/3/2009
Welch's Dried Fruit on ONE, 6 oz bag, 5.5 oz bag or 9 count Variety Pack (contains 0.9 oz single serve pouches) $1.00 6/30/2009
Zaditor on any $3.00 7/30/2009
Zicam Allergy Relief Gel Swabs, Allergy Relief Nasal Gel, Intense Sinus Relief, Extreme Congestion Relief $2.00 8/1/2009
Ziploc Brand Easy Zipper Bags with Expandable Bottom on any $0.55 5/30/2009

2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner on any ONE $1.00 7/31/2009
Ban Anti-perspirant/Deodorant on any $0.40 5/31/2009
Ban Invisible Solid Anti-perspirant/Deodorant on any $0.75 5/31/2009
Biore product on any $1.00 5/31/2009
Biore Skin Preservation product, excludes Clean Things Up Nourishing Gel Cleanser $2.00 5/31/2009
Breyers Yogurt 6 oz cups on any FOUR $0.50 6/28/2009
Carpet Fresh Odor Eliminator Quick Dry Foam on ONE $1.00 7/31/2009
Claritin Children's Non-Drowsy Allergy Product, 4 oz. Syrup or 10 count or larger $2.00 5/3/2009
Claritin non-drowsy allergy product on any, 10 count or larger, not valid for purchase of Claritin-D in Oregon $2.00 5/3/2009
Claritin non-drowsy allergy product on any, 15 count or larger, not valid for purchase of Claritin-D in Oregon $4.00 5/3/2009
Cold Stone Creamery Restaurant coupons, strip of 3 $5.00 5/2/2009
Curel moisturizer on any, 3.5 oz or larger $1.00 5/31/2009
Duncan Hines Oven Ready Brownies on ONE $0.75 7/31/2009
EatSmart All Natural Snacks on any, 3.5 oz or larger $1.00 6/30/2009
Friendship Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream on any TWO 16 oz $1.00 5/31/2009
Hormel Compleats microwave Meal on any ONE package $0.75 6/1/2009
ICAPS Vitamin Formula on any $2.00 6/30/2009
Jergens Moisturizers 7.5 oz or larger OR Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, 2.5 oz or larger OR Body 4 oz or larger $1.00 5/31/2009
John Frieda Collection product on ANY, excludes trial sizes $2.00 5/31/2009
Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage LINKS on ONE package $1.00 7/1/2009
Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage PATTIES on ONE package $1.00 7/1/2009
Kleenex Facial Tissues on 3 packages or ONE Bundle Pack, excluding individual Kleenex Pocket Pack or Juniors Tissue $0.50 5/31/2009
L'Oreal Makeup, Powder, Blush, Bronzer or Concealer on any $2.00 6/28/2009
Opti-Free Solution on ONE, 10 oz or larger $1.00 6/5/2009
Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal on ONE, 17 oz or larger $1.00 5/17/2009
Purina BEGGIN' Canadian Cuts on ONE 5 oz pkg or any ONE Purina BEGGIN' brand Dog Snack $1.00 7/5/2009
Purina BUSY Chewnola, 4 oz pkg, or any ONE Purina Busy brand Chew treat $1.00 7/5/2009
Purina Mighty Dog 5.5 oz can buy ONE get ONE FREE, to $.99 $0.99 5/16/2009
Purina Mighty Dog Variety Pack on ONE $1.00 5/16/2009
Purina PUPPY Chow, Purina Fit & Trim, Purina Dog Chow, Purina Senior 7+, Naturally Complete, Purina Healthy Morsels, or Purina Little Bites on ONE 15.5 lb bag or larger $1.50 4/26/2009
Purina Puppy Chow, Purina Fit & Trim, Purina Dog Chow, Purina Senior 7+, Naturally Complete, Purina Healthy Morsels, or Purina Little Bites on ONE 3.5 lb bag or larger $1.00 4/26/2009
Schick Disposable Razor buy any ONE get ONE FREE of equal or lesser value, up to $12.99 $12.99 5/17/2009
Snyder's of Hanover Multigrain Snacks on any, 5 oz. or larger $1.00 6/30/2009
Systane product on any ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Viva Towels Big Roll Package on any ONE $0.60 5/31/2009
Weight Watchers by Whitman's bagged chocolate buy ONE bag and get ONE bag of equal or lesser value FREE, 3 oz - 3.5 oz, DND-5, to $2.99 $2.99 10/31/2009
X-14 Hard Surface Cleaner on ONE $1.00 7/31/2009

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Adidas Anti-Perspirant, Deodorant, Body Spray or Body Wash on any $1.00 5/30/2009
Bausch & Lomb Alaway antihistamine eye drops $4.00 7/5/2009
Carbona Silver wipes, DND-5 $0.50 7/4/2009
Clorox Clean-Up, Formula 409 or Clorox Anywhere product on any $0.75 6/5/2009
Clorox liquid bleach on TWO, 82 oz or larger $0.50 6/5/2009
DUNKIN Donuts Coffee on TWO bags, 11 oz or larger $1.50 5/31/2009
Folgers FLAVORS on any ONE $0.75 4/30/2009
Folgers INSTANT on ONE, 8 oz or larger $0.75 4/30/2009
Folgers product on ONE, 7 oz or larger $0.50 4/30/2009
Garnier 100% Color Vibrant Colors shade on any $2.00 5/15/2009
Garnier Nutritioniste CLEANSER on any ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Garnier Nutritioniste MOISTURIZER on any ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Glad products on any TWO $1.00 5/30/2009
Gladware Containers on any $0.50 5/30/2009
John Morrell Off-the Bone Lunch Meat on any ONE $1.00 6/22/2009
Keebler cookies on any TWO, 8.5 oz or larger $0.55 5/31/2009
Keebler Sandies Cookies on ONE package $0.55 5/31/2009
Kellogg's CEREAL on any ONE, 10 oz or larger $1.00 5/17/2009
Kellogg's Eggo Frozen products on ONE, 4 count or larger $0.75 5/31/2009
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries on TWO packages, 8 count or larger, any flavor $1.00 5/31/2009
Kellogg's SPECIAL K PROTEIN or Kellogg's All-Bran Fiber product on any ONE, 4-count or larger $0.70 5/31/2009
Lawry's Marinades on any TWO $1.00 7/31/2009
L'Oreal Men's Expert skincare product on any $1.00 6/28/2009
Marzetti Salad Dressing in the produce section on any ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Maybelline New York Mascara on any $1.00 5/15/2009
McCormick SPICE or HERB on any ONE $0.75 6/30/2009
New York Texas Toast Croutons on any ONE $0.50 7/30/2009
Nexcare Bandages on any $0.55 6/30/2009
Nivea Natural Tone Tono Natural on ONE, 2.7 - 13.5 oz, no trial size $1.00 6/30/2009
Pedigree GOOD BITES Treats for Dogs on any ONE $1.00 6/27/2009
Pedigree JUMBONE Treats for Dogs on ONE $1.00 6/27/2009
Pepcid product on any, except trial size $2.00 6/30/2009
Pine-Sol cleaner on any, 28 oz or larger $0.50 6/5/2009
Preen Weed Preventer Rebate Form, buy Preen Garden Weed Preventer (5.625 lb), Preventer with Brilliant Blooms Fertilizer (5.625 lb) or Southern Weed Preventer (4.25 lb), send form,receipt dated 4/5-5/2/09,UPC, BOX 1484, get $2 rebate, not valid on Organic $2.00 5/31/2009
Purina Chef Michael's canine creations cans buy ONE get ONE FREE, to $.99 $0.99 5/4/2009
Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover Starter Kit $2.00 6/30/2009
Scotch Hair or Lint Remover Product on any, except trial $1.00 6/30/2009
Scotch-Brite Cook Top Cleaner Starter Kit on ONE $1.00 5/31/2009
Sister Schubert's Homemade rolls on any package $0.50 7/5/2009
SlimShots Liquid Appetite Controller on any $5.00 8/30/2009
Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend on ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Smart Balance Buttery SPREADS on TWO $1.00 6/30/2009
Smart Balance COOKING Oil or Pan Spray on any ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Smart Balance PEANUT Butter on any ONE $1.00 6/30/2009
Smart Balance POPCORN on any TWO $1.00 6/30/2009
Smooth Away or Smooth Away Vige Hair Removal System $1.00 7/31/2009
Temptations INDOOR Treats for cats on ONE, 2.1 or 3 oz pouch $1.00 6/27/2009
Temptations Treats for cats or ALL Natural Temptations Treats for Cats on TWO, 2.1 or 3 oz size pouch $1.00 6/27/2009
Treasure Cave Cheese on any one package, 4 oz or larger $0.50 7/31/2009
Tylenol extra strength product or Tylenol 8 Hour product, excludes trial size $1.00 7/5/2009
Tylenol extra strength product or Tylenol 8 Hour products on TWO, excludes trial size $3.00 7/5/2009
Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice on ONE box $0.75 5/17/2009
Village Inn Restaurant coupons, strip of 3, includes $5 off 2 entrees and 2 beverages, not valid in certain Iowa locations $5.00 6/26/2009
Whole Fruit Sorbet or Fruit Bar item on any $0.75 6/30/2009
Wonka NERDS Bumpy Jelly Beans or SweeTarts Jelly Beans on TWO, 13 oz or larger $1.00 4/13/2009
Woolite Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner on any $1.00 6/30/2009

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AXE Shower Gel or Detailer Shower Tool on any ONE $1.00 6/28/2009
Bertolli Pasta Sauce on any ONE $0.60 6/27/2009
Bertolli PREMIUM Pasta Sauce on any ONE $1.00 6/27/2009
Breyers Ice Cream on ONE, 1.5 quart or larger $0.75 5/31/2009
Caress Daily Silk, Glowing Touch, Berry Indulging, Evenly Gorgeious, or Brazilian, 12 oz Body Wash or larger or 6 bar pack or larger, or Tahitian Renewal, 6-bar pack or larger, on ONE $1.00 5/24/2009
Dove Body Wash on ONE, 10 oz or larger $1.00 7/28/2009
Free Holiday Dinner Offer, buy any ham or turkey AND $40 worth of Unilever products between 4/1/09-4/30/09, send form, dated receipt(s), BOX 420509, receive check by mail for price of ham or turkey, up to $20 $20.00 4/30/2009
Knorr Recipe/Sauce/Gravy Mix products on any TWO $0.50 6/28/2009
Knorr Rice and Pasta Side Dishes on any TWO $0.75 5/31/2009
Lipton RECIPE Secret products on any TWO $0.60 6/28/2009
Q-Tips Cotton Swabs Product on any ONE, 170 ct or larger $0.30 5/24/2009
RAGU Pasta Sauce on ONE jar $0.30 5/31/2009
Shedd's Country Crock SIDE Dishes on any ONE $1.00 6/28/2009
Shedd's Spread Country Crock SPREAD on ONE $0.45 5/31/2009
Skippy Peanut Butter product on ONE, 15 oz or larger $0.40 6/28/2009
Slim Fast Ready-To-Drink or Bars Multi-pack on any ONE $1.00 6/28/2009
Vaseline LOTION Product on any ONE, 200 ml or larger, except Renewal or Glow $1.00 5/31/2009

Always INFINITY on ONE, 14 count or higher $1.00 4/30/2009
Always INFINITY on ONE, 28 count or higher $3.00 4/30/2009
Always pads, INFINITY, Clean or Cleansing Cloths on any ONE $0.50 4/30/2009
Bounty NAPKINS on ONE any size $0.25 4/30/2009
Bounty TOWELS on ONE any size $0.25 4/30/2009
Cascade Complete Gel, Powder, or ActionPacs on ONE any size $0.50 4/30/2009
Cascade on ONE any size $0.25 4/30/2009
Charmin on any ONE $0.25 4/30/2009
Cheer laundry detergent on ONE any size $0.35 4/30/2009
Clairol Herbal Essences Hannah Montana Drama Clean Shampoo or Conditioner on any ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Clairol Nice 'n Easy product on any ONE, excludes trial size $1.00 4/30/2009
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation on any ONE $4.00 4/30/2009
CoverGirl Hannah Montana Product on any ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
CoverGirl product on ANY ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Crest PASTE or Liquid Gel on any ONE, 4.2 oz. or larger $0.75 4/30/2009
Crest Rinse on ONE, 440mL or larger $1.00 4/30/2009
Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal on any ONE $10.00 4/30/2009
Crest Whitestrips Premium, Pro-Effects, Daily Whitening Multicare or Daily Whitening + Tartar Protection on any ONE, excluding Classic $5.00 4/30/2009
Crest/Oral-B Hannah Montana Combo Pack or Hannah Montana Crest Kids toothpaste on any ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Dawn Direct Foam or Dawn Simple Pleasures on any size $0.50 4/30/2009
Dawn Dish Liquid on ONE any size $0.25 4/30/2009
Downy Dryer SHEETS on ONE any size $0.25 4/30/2009
Downy LIQUID Fabric Softener on ONE any size $0.50 4/30/2009
Duracell coppertop, 4 pack or larger AA or AAA or any size, C or D or 9V or PowerPix & Ultra Digital (AA or AAA) or Ultra Photo Lithium (123, 223, 245, CR2, or CR-V3) $0.75 4/30/2009
Gain laundry Detergent on ONE AND ONE Gain Fabric softener or sheets $1.00 4/30/2009
Gain laundry Detergent on ONE any size $0.25 4/30/2009
Gillette Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Gillette Body Wash on any TWO $1.00 5/31/2009
Gillette Clinical Strength product on any ONE, excludes trial size $2.00 5/31/2009
Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor on any ONE $2.00 4/30/2009
Gillette Series Shave Gel 7oz or Foam 9oz, or Post Shave 2.54-3.2 oz on any ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Gillette Venus Disposables 3-ct or 6 ct on ONE (Venus Disposables Tropical, Venus Disposables Sensitive Skin, Venus Disposables Smooth Skin, or Venus Disposables Malibu) $2.00 4/30/2009
Metamucil, Clear & Natural or Fibersure on ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Olay FACIAL Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser on any ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Olay Hand & Body Lotion or Mousse on any ONE, excluding 30 mL, OR any ONE Bar Pack, Base and Ribbons Body Wash or In-Shower Body Lotion $2.00 4/30/2009
Olay Hannah Montana BODY WASH on ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Olay Hannah Montana FACIAL Cloth or Foaming Face Wash on any ONE $1.00 4/30/2009
Olay REGENERIST Facial Moisturizers or Facial Cleansers on TWO $3.00 4/30/2009
Old Spice Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant on TWO or ONE Old Spice Pro Strength product, 1.7 oz or larger $1.00 5/31/2009
Old Spice Body WASH on any ONE, 12 oz or larger $1.00 4/30/2009
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage on ONE OR any TWO Indicator manual Toothbrushes $1.00 4/30/2009
Oral-B refill brush heads on ONE 3-count or larger $1.00 4/30/2009
Oral-B Vitality Rechargeable Toothbrush or other Oral-B rechargeable toothbrush (Triumph, ProfessionalCare or Sonic Complete) on ONE $3.00 4/30/2009
Pampers Diapers or Pants on ONE any size $1.00 4/30/2009
Pampers SPLASHERS on ONE any size $1.00 4/30/2009
Pampers UnderJams Night Wear on ONE any size $1.00 4/30/2009
Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners on TWO, 25.4 oz or larger $3.00 4/30/2009
Pepto-Bismol Product on ONE any size $0.75 4/30/2009
PRILOSEC OTC Product on ONE any size $3.00 4/30/2009
Prilosec OTC Product on ONE any size $1.00 4/30/2009
Pringles FAT FREE Cans on TWO, 165g $1.00 4/30/2009
Pringles on any TWO CANS, 180g or larger $1.00 4/30/2009
Pringles SNACK Stacks, Stix, Minis or Select products on any ONE $0.50 4/30/2009
PUFFS on ONE 3-pack or THREE Single packs $0.25 4/30/2009
PUR or PUR Flavor Options System (pitcher or faucet mount) on ONE $3.00 4/30/2009
Scope Mouthwash on ONE, 473mL or larger $0.75 4/30/2009
Secret Hannah Montana Anti-Perspirant on any ONE $0.50 5/31/2009
Secret products on any TWO, exc trial size $1.00 5/31/2009
Swiffer Starter Kit on any ONE $2.00 4/30/2009
Tag Invisible Solid or Body Spray buy TWO get ONE FREE $3.99 5/31/2009
Tag Invisible Solid or Body Spray on ONE any size $1.00 5/31/2009
Tag Reading System or any book in the Tag library $5.00 6/15/2009
Tampax on ONE, 18 count or higher $0.50 4/30/2009
Zooth Manual Toothbrush buy ONE get ONE FREE $2.49 4/30/2009


Recession Buster Blasts #18-Crescent Roll Sausage Pie

1 8oz can Crescent Rolls (or you can make your own dough...RECIPE)
1 8oz package Sausage Links (cooked or you can use brown & serve) (ham can be used)
1 cup spinach (can use broccoli instead)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
2 Tbl chopped green pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
salt & pepper to taste

Separate crescent dough into 2 large rectangles. Place in ungreased deep dish pie pan, pressing over bottom and half way up sides to form crust.

Seal perforations. Slice cooked sausage and arrange in bottom. Sprinkle cheese on sausage. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Serves 6
Estimated cost: $3.55

For a fun recipe check out The Grocery Cart Challenge. Gayle has posted another chocolate recipe that she will use for teachiing her class. It's Chocolate Playdough! To share or check out all the recipes shared visit her recipe swap every Thursday.


Recession Buster Blasts #17-Kraut & Sausage Skillet

16 ounces smoked sausage or beef Polish sausage
32 ounces Polish-style sauerkraut, undrained
3-4 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (unpeeled is great)
1 large jalapeno pepper, chopped

Cook sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat approx 7-8 minutes. Add jalapeno for last two minutes. Slice sausage on diagonal into 1-inch chunks.

Add sauerkraut and cubed potatoes; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.



Recession Buster Blasts #16-Homemade Croutons

Don't throw out that dry stale bread! No matter what kind it is, it will make wonderful croutons for your soups and salads!

3 Tbl. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups any bread, 1/2" cubes

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In large frying pan, combine all but bread. Heat over medium heat until hot. Remove from heat, add bread cubes and toss to coat.

Turn out onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until they just start to turn brown. Flip/stir a couple times during baking process.