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FREE Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook

I'm so excited. Who doesn't love Ree Drummond? My FREE The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook is on its way! Here's how you can get yours too!

The cookbook can be ordered online from Amazon.com.

I used 3 of my $5 Amazon gift cards I won from Swagbucks! Yeahhhhh! I love FREE.

If you havn't joined Swagbucks yet, it's still not too late. Just click on the banner at the top of my blog or HERE and get signed up! It won't take long for you to receive enough extra bucks to get 3 amazon gift cards.

You'll have it in time for Christmas.


A Friday Freebie

It's been a while since I did any Freebies.

But I wanted to let you know about this one. Free reusable grocery bag from Red Gold Tomatoes(residents of IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, OK, and WI only--Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

While I have your attention, MoneySavingMom.com is a finalist in The Bump Blog Awards. The grand prize is $1,000 and I feel she really deserves this for all she does. She would love to be able to put that towards their house savings fund.

You can help her out and VOTE HERE. It's really easy, click one button and it takes less than 15 seconds. The official rules say that you can vote as many times as you want from now until when the contest closes, just keep refreshing the page and voting.


What's For Dinner~ Taco Soup

Taco Soup!

We love this soup. There is a bunch of variations and it's called a bunch of different things such as Santa Fe Soup or Mexican Soup. My Santa Fe Soup recipe is a little different but would feed an army, so I use this one most of the time. It still makes a big pot and is more of a frugal meal.

2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 pkg. original hidden valley ranch dry dressing
2 1/2 cups water

Brown ground beef and onions in a large pan, drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips topped with shredded cheese, taco sauce and sour cream or serve spooned over cornbread. You can even dip it up with a slotted spoon to drain and roll in a soft tortilla shell.

I've substituted the beans out and used chili beans and red beans. This is also good with 1 lb. hamburger and either a pound of ground sausage, pork, turkey, deer, lamb, or beeffalo. I've used tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes and white corn instead of sweet yellow corn. It's a very versatile soup.

A lot of recipes say to drain the corn and beans and wash the beans. I don't.


I need your help!

Some of us in Missouri are under a freeze warning tonight and I don't want to turn my furnace on!

Today it was quite chilly, but I still refused to turn the furnace on. Last year during the week I kept the thermostat at 63 degrees during the day and 68 in the evening and at night. On the weekends (when everyone was home) during the day was 66 and at night 68. Some of my extended family thinks I'm being too extreme. Do any of you do this?

Will you share with me in comments what you keep your thermostat at during the winter. Or if you would prefer, I've set up a poll to the left that you can vote on.

Thanks for your help.


What's For Dinnner? Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops, YUM! Everyone has their favorite recipe for smothered pork chops. I fix them several different ways myself depending upon what I have on hand.

Tonight's pork chops won't have any cream of whatever soup. I only had chicken and didnt want to use it.... so here's what I did. This makes the meal cheaper too.

Place: pork chops in prepared pan. (pam or lightly greased)
Dump: 1 envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix & 2 envelopes of brown gracy mix over chops
Pour: 2 cups cold water over all.
Cover: pan with foil.
Bake: 375 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Serve with a baked potato, vegetable and bread. Tonight's bread is going to be stove top stuffing.

Dinner is served!


{EXPIRED} $2 Printable Nutrena or Purina Feed Coupon

Here is a $2 off printable Nutrena or Purina Feed coupon. Can be used on goat, swine, rabbit, cow or horse feed 50lbs or over.


$50 FREE Lowes Gift Cards

Here's a great offer for $50 FREE in Lowes Gift Cards! Free Sample Freak tells you how to get $50 in Lowes Gift Cards FREE! Ok, it will cost you $1 and a 5 minute phone call. But I felt if it was really this easy it would be worth it.

And guess what showed up in my mailbox last Thursday? Yep, 5 $10 Lowes gift cards. Yippeee!

So head over to Free Sample Freak and she'll tell you step by step what to do. Seriously, it's easy and now that I know it's still working I wanted to share with you.

The sign up is quick. You wait a couple days for two emails and then head to another link to request your gift cards. Once you receive them in the mail then you call and cancel the trial offer.

Thanks Brandie for the great deal!

FREE Redbox Movie Code

The October FREE movie code at Redbox is QNGJ7KD This code is good for today, Monday only. It will expire at midnight CST. What movie are you going to get? Did you know you can reserve movies online from Redbox? Cool hugh? JUST GO HERE!


All*You October Coupons PLUS a $20 2 Year Subscription

Have you subscribed to All*You yet? 24 issues for $20 and 40% of that goes to a child's baseball team fund raiser. What could be better than that? Just visit Bargain Briana for this HOT deal.Here is a list of the coupons in the new All*You issue.

Advertiser Coupon Value Expiration Date
American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta $0.75 12/31/09
Arrowhead, Poland Spring, Deer Park, Zepherhills, Ozarka, Ice Mountain $1.00 12/31/09
Banquet Chicken Breast Nuggets $1.00 of 2 28.8 oz. bags 12/06/09
Banquet Dinner Gatefold $1.00 off any 6
BOOST Kid Essentials Multipack $3.00 12/18/09
Brut Deodorant or Anti-Perspirant $3.55 10/31/09
Brut Fragrance $1.00 10/31/09
Campbell's V8 Soup $1.00 11/15/09
Claritin Eye $2.00 11/30/09
Colgate Wisp $0.50 11/22/09
Creamette Quick Cook Pasta $0.75 12/31/09
Crunch n' Munch $1.00 off any 2 7.5 ounce or larger 12/06/09
FASHION BUG $10.00 09/24/09
French's French Fried Onions $0.75 01/31/10
Glade¨ Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator Buy any Glade¨ Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator, get one FREE (up to $4.00) 11/30/09
Healthy Choice All Natural Entrees $1.00 off any 2
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $1.00 off any 2
Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers $1.00 off any 2
Healthy Choice Microwavable Soup Bowls Buy 2 get 1 free ($2.00 value)
Hunt's Ketchup $1.00 off any 2 12/06/09
La Choy Creations $1.00 11/30/09
Lay's Brand Light Original Potato Chips $0.50 off any 6.5 oz bag 10/31/09
LEAN CUISINE Entrees $2.00 off any 3 12/31/09
Log Cabin 24 oz. and 64 oz. Syrups $0.50 off 1
Manwich Buy 2 15.5 oz. cans and get 1 free ($1.00 value) 12/06/09
Marie Calendar's Dinners $1.00 off any 2
Marie Calendar's Homestyle Creations $1.50 off any 1 1/31/10
Marie Calendar's Pasta al Dente $1.00 off any 2
Marie Calendar's Signature Sautes $2.00 off any 1
Nestle Pure Life $0.50 12/31/09
New York Brand Texas Garlic Toast $0.50 12/31/09
N.Y.C. New York Color $1.00 09/30/09
Playtex Gentle Glide $1.00 12/31/09
Quilted Northern or Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue $2.00 off any 2 10/31/09
Rimmel Mascara $2.00 09/30/09
Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta $0.75 12/31/09
RO*TEL Buy 2 get any 1 10 oz. can free ($1.00 value)
Sally Hansen La Cross $2.00 (off $4 purchase or higher) 10/31/09
Sandwich Thins $1.00 11/30/09
San Giorgio Quick Cook Pasta $0.75 12/31/09
Skinner Quick Cook Pasta $0.75 12/31/09
Snickers Marathon $0.50 10/31/09
Softsoap Nutri Serums $1.00 10/23/09
SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, with Fiber $1.00 11/30/09
Spot Shot Free Movie TIcket (up to $12 value) with purchase of Spot Shot 12/31/09
Suave Body Wash Save $0.75 on any 2 Body Wash Products 11/30/09
SUNCHIPS Multigrain Snacks $1.00 10/31/09
Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner Kits $1.00 10/31/09
The Fragrance Collection by Glade $2.00 off any product from The Fragrance Collection by Glade 11/01/09
Truvia natural Sweetener $1.00 12/31/09
Tyson Any'tizers snacks Save $1.00 on 1 bag 11/30/09
Tyson Any'tizers snacks Save $0.75 on 1 bag 11/30/09
Tyson General Tso's and Sweet & Sour Chicken from the deli $1.00 10/31/09
Underwood Deviled Ham $1.00 12/31/09
White Cloud GreenEarth Paper Towels or Bathroom Tissue $1.00 11/28/09
X3 Disposable Razor $1.00 10/16/09
Total $84.05


Get HOT Printable Coupons

printed before they are gone! It's the first of the month and that means Coupons.com has reset coupons. The HOT ones go fast so be sure to print them today.

$1 off Ronzoni
$1 off Snuggle Fabric Softener
$1 off Starbucks Ice Cream
Tons of Pillsbury, Betty Crocker & Yoplait.

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? There are lots of Hasbro coupons.

Just go over to my left sidebar and print from there. It's quick & easy.

Here's my tips on how to print coupons so stores will hassle you less on accepting them. COUPON PRINTING TIPS


What can $24.18 buy you this week at Walgreens?

I couldn't pass up the Theraflu money maker. And there were so many other great buys. I went to 4 stores today and did some stocking up. I still have $11 in register rewards left.

1 Walgreens Activity Book w/coupons (not in picture)
1 16oz soda (not in picture)
2 Walgreens Stadium Peanuts (1 not in picture. These are so yummy!)
4 Halls Refresh Drops (1 not in picture)
1 10 tablet Naproxen
2 Snicker Bars
2 Reeses Bars
1 Gillette Razor
2 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
2 Chapstick Fresh Effects
3 Herbal Essence Shampoos
3 Xcel Laundry Detergent
2 4lb Imperial Sugar
9 8oz Tomato Sauce
8 Butterball Chicken Broth
12 Theraflu (4 had 2pack bonuses of the powder formula)

I rarely shop at Walgreens because it's a little drive for me. So being rusty on how they do their deals cost me some money. I didn't use the $5/25 coupon yesterday when I did the one Theraflu deal. I also didnt have any coupons or rr's, so it cost me $12 out of pocket or my total would have been lower.

I don't think I did that bad for being virtually a wag's newbie, did I?