Monday, June 14, 2010

Chicks For A Cause

It started as an idea while sitting at a craft show and it quickly consumed us!! We are so happy to be doing it though and have met wonderful people (and a few nuts) because of it.

We (4 ladies) host a vendor shopping event each month at a select location. We average around 35-40 vendors. We bring in food, wine tasting, massages, etc. You bring in your gift list!! In addition to the vendor tables, we have a silent auction table.

All of our proceeds are donated to a team or group. We recently did an event for the Susan G Komen MN Affiliate and in August are doing an event for a local 3 day Walk team!

For more information about our dates and locations as well as some pictures:


July's Scent of the Month is Paradise Punch and the Warmer is the TIKI warmer!

Bars are $4.50

Bricks are $18.00

Warmer is $27.00

Once August hits, they will still be available, but at regular price. 70% off Code

Code is FATHER

We have used these alot and have not had any troubles with them.

Example of price: $25 gift certificate is $12.50. After the code, it is $3.75.

Now, most have guidelines on how to use them. Make sure that you read those before purchasing.

Free Vanish drop in toilet tablets at Target

Go to and print the BOGO mfg cpn there. (zip 55124 has it if it doesn't show up in yours)

Go to and scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Grocery Coupons. Navigate through and find the BOGO store cpn there.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

HUGE Dahlias and the Mpls Farmer's Market

Tina and I eyeballed some HUGE Dahlias on Friday evening at a tailgating party prior to the Twin's game. We inquired about them and were told to look for them at the Mpls Farmers Market on the wknds.

So....................this morning at the wonderful time of 5:30 am, I pulled into Tina's and picked her up. Off we were to the Market. As expected, we were some of the first shoppers there, but it worked to our advantage. We were able to walk around and check out all the items and then make our selections. We also got the freshest stuff as it hadn't been sitting there all day.

We spotted the Dahlia's from a distance and booked it over to them. Upon talking with the seller, we discovered that they can be split in the fall when dug up for the winter. We settled on 4 different colors, each of us getting 2 to start. In the fall, we will divide them. The blooms are enormous! Honestly, they are the size of a dinner plate. 10 inches across. Just beautiful. I will post pictures when they bloom.

We also ended up with lettuce, spinach (see the previous post to know why I needed to buy these), peas, onions, cheese curds, jewelry, and more.

All in all, a good trip. We were happy that we had went so early. By 7:30 when we were leaving, it was starting to get busy.

Rascally Wabbits

I somehow made it through last years gardening with no rabbits.

This year however, is not going well. The little varmits have eaten all of my lettuce and broccoli. Today's task is to find something that will get rid of them. I can't very well be shooting at them with neighbor's around. I don't want to poison them as there are too many pets around here. A trip to Pahls is in order to see what all they have available. If they don't have anything strong enough, I will look at Gander Mountain for Fox Pee or something of the sort.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Pampers Wipes:
There is a $2/1 mfg out there from the inserts. You can find them on Ebay and at select clipping sites. The wipes are a little over $2 at Target and are $1.97 at WalMart.

Canning Lids are clearanced. Currently 30% off at the stores by me. Makes 12 narrow lids $1.06 and 12 wide lids $1.49.

Asian seasoning mixes (in the little pouches) are clearanced 50% off. I think I paid .48 each??

Seasoning section (jars/plastic containers) is being reset. Lots of stuff for 30 - 50% off.

Kashi Autumn something cereal is clearanced to $2.04. There are $1/1 peelies on the boxes in the regular aisle. Makes for some cheap, good cereal.

Milk. Let's talk Milk. I was at Super Walmart in Faribault on Thursday. Thought I would get some milk. Thought again when I looked at the price. $2.99 for a gallon???? I just paid $2.09 at Target. Both were store brands.

Noticed lots of picture frames and framed art clearanced along with beach towels.

GreenHouse Sales

Cty Rd 46/Galaxie in Apple Valley

35% off all Annuals, Tropicals, Veggies, etc. Basically everything BUT Perennials, which is what I need.

Cty Rd 46. West of Cedar/46 intersection in Apple Valley

33% off all Annuals.


50% off Everything until it is gone.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Clearance

Stopped into Target yesterday (before getting the call that a little girl was throwing up), and found that the Christmas area was 75% off. It was packed with people and product. In fact, it looked like it did before Christmas! Aisles and aisles of stuff.

I left it all. I am still working my way thru 90% off wrapping paper and gift bags from a few yrs ago!!

Toys have also begun their markdowns. Target resets each dept twice a yr and toys are done in January and July. Most of the clearanced toys were 50% off, but will go 75% off in a few weeks.

One that I did notice was the Smart Cycle Extreme for $44.xx and the games were $14.xx. Other than that, I did not look too closely. 50% off is meaningless for me.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Back At It!!

Hello all!!

October is over.
November is over.
December is just about over.

Clearly, I have been busy as I haven't gotten a chance to update this at all!!

Let's see...November and December were very good for Scentsy sales. January is fast approaching and will be twice the 1/2 off items for hostess'. A great time to stock up on gifts for cheap!!

Oh Cub. I rarely go to this store. It is just too expensive. However, yesterday, I needed a few items for Christmas at grandmas and decided to just run to Cub instead of Target. I should have known better. On my list: items for little reubens.

Carl Budding pkt's of corned beef: Target price .54, Cub price .79
Hillshire Farm's pastrami: Target price $3.04, Cub price $3.99
Pepsi products: Target price .99/12pk after Target coupon, Cub price $1.88 after coupon

On to this week in the shopping dept.

Sobe Life Water: 10/$10. Get a $5 gift card wyb 10, so it is like .50 each if you start rolling gift cards.
Avocado's: .69 each. Great price considering when they are "in season" they are .99 each
Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh meat: $2.74 - $1/1 Target cpn = $1.74. Regular Target price is $3.04, regular Cub price is probably $3.34
Archer Farms Chips: $2.29 - .75/1 target cpn = $1.54 per bag

Christmas Clearance has started at Target. I am only looking for a tree though. I think I have paper from 3 yrs ago when it went 90% off yet!!! Clearance is currently at 50% off and it looks like it does not include the colored totes this time around.

There is a Tide Stain Remover cpn in the PG insert today that is a good one. They are on sale for $5 at WalMart and the cpn is a $3/1.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October is Fire Prevention Month

Every year over 18,000 fires are started by careless candle users. 150 people die in those fires and over $500 Million of damage is done. Crazy huh??

A company called Scentsy Wickless has a solution though. Their products are completely safe. The system consists of a warmer and a chunk of wax. The warmers are heated with a low voltage, 25 watt lightbulb. It is plenty of heat to melt the wax. The wax is a food grade pariffin wax that has a low melthing point. When fully melted, the wax will not get above 125 degrees. What this means is, even if a child spills the wax on their skin, it won't burn them. Regular candle wax can, and often does, cause 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

Just because you have kids, pets, or are clumsy doesn't mean that you can't have a good smelling house!! With 80 scents and warmers that fit any decor, they are perfect for everyone!!

Want to view a catalog?
Want to have a party? Contact me!!
Want to have a dual party? A candle party and a wine party? We can do that too!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Looks like I will make a trip to Fbo this week.

.99/lb Pork Shoulder Roast

They are having a 6hr sale on Saturday, Oct 3rd. Lots and lots of great prices!!

To check out their ad, use zip code 55021.

Grocery Shopping this week

Best Apple Price:
Rainbow Foods, Honey Crisp, $1.29/lb

Best Hamburger Patties:
Target (AV South) has the 93/7 lean patties for $1.99 thru tomorrow. Normal price is $3.99. They are short dated, but if tossed in the freezer, they will be fine.

Best Chicken Price:
Cub Foods. Hard to believe. $6.99 for each 20 oz boneless/skinless breast pkg. Use 2 $1.50/1 expired mfg's and 1 Cub BOGO (in ad) for a final price of $3.99 for 2 pkgs.

Best Milk Price:
Target, $1.79/gallon

Best Broccoli Price:
Rainbow, .99/head

Best Cereal Deal:
Cub, $1.75 General Mills Cub coupon. There are various mfg's out there on printable sites, ranging from .55/1 to $1/1.

Best Pudding Price:
Target, Hunts 4pks, .90 each. ($1.27 at Cub)

Best Coke Price:
Target, 4/$11 or $2.75 per 12pk.
WalMart (eagan for sure) $4.98/24 pk

If you did not get a paper today, do so. The Star Trib has over $200 worth of cpns in it. I haven't picked up a PP yet to compare cpns.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free Prints

From a friend:

Get TONS of free prints by going to this site.

If you are already a member at one site, clear your cookies and create a new account. It is that easy. :)

Oh, and yes, you get free shipping at Snapfish, too. Use "FREELABOR" as your code.

Kohls Online Codes


PERKSPOT100 (non-Kohls Charge) 15% off (Valid for orders of $100.00)
AUGUST15 (Kohls Charge) Save 15% valid 8/19 - 9/15
MYMVC15 (Kohls Charge) Save 15% valid 8/19 - 9/15
FALL15 (Kohls Charge) Save 15% valid 9/16-9/23
SAVE20AUG (Kohls Charge) 20% off (Valid for orders of $100.00)
SAVE30 (Kohls Charge) 30% off Valid 9/16-9/23

Note: percent-off coupon codes do not stack


MVC9983 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/9-9/15/09
MVC6560 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/11-9/16/09
MVC9862 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/17-9/23/09
MVC6920 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/24-9/30/09
MVC5810 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/26-10/2/09
MVC8283 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 10/2-10/8/09

MVC7250 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Exp. ??

Monday, August 31, 2009

Peaches and Pears

Peaches are .99/lb at Target this week.
I also found them for .99/lb at the Bloomington WalMart that just re-opened. I hae about 5 lbs here that need to be jammed up. Maybe tonight yet.

Grandma found lugs (14lbs) of pears at Hunts in Faribault for $6. Killer price on them!! I can't share a recipe for the pears b/c she is going to can them while we are at the cabin.!

Sam's Club

Saturday, I was at Sams Club and found the boneless pork tendorloins for $1.89/lb. They are just plain, not marinaded.

I picked up a 9 lb one for $12.xx. I cut it into smalller pieces, vacuumed sealed it, and froze it.

For a price comparison, Cub has the marinaded tenderloins for $6.99. I think they are 24 oz? Not a very good comparsion since I am not 100% sure on their price! But, I do know that the Sam's price is the cheapest I have seen it in a long time.

Really? A week already?

Time flies! We had a crazy busy week last week with a garage/bake sale, canning, rental turn overs, and life in general!

Today, we were equally busy, but I did want to share a recipe.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT for the zucchini and chocolate chips. Mix until blended, either by hand or with a mixer. Fold in the zucchini and the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased bread pan.

Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
* I used 2 zucchini and ended up with 6 cups of zucchini. I made 4 loaves total and will freeze them.
* Do not peel the zucchini, just shred it up!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Amy needs a post here everyday, so here is todays!!

Baby area free's:
Gerber Clear, Single Pack bottles are .99 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator. Cpn takes off $1, not .99, so you end up with .01 overage. No beeps.

Johnson & Johnson Buddy Bars are .97 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator for J&J toiletries. Cpn takes off $1, not .97, so you get .03 overage. No beeps.

Food area free's:
Banana's are .56/lb. Put .50 worth in your bag and use the .50 off TQ in the generator.

Artisan Mini Loaves are .99 each (in the deli area). Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator. Cpn takes off .99, not $1, so you get nada in the overage dept.

SpongeBob toothbrushes are clearanced to $1.81 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator and the $1/1 mfg pdf (comment here if you need it) for .19 overage. No beeps on either cpn.

SpongeBob toothpaste is TPC'd until 8/31 for $1.99 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator and the $1/1 mfg pdf (again, comment for it) for .01 overage. No beeps.

Other business:
Quaker items are B5G$5 gift card. The True Delights granola bars are $2.44 this week.

x 5
-$ 5.00 ($1/1 mfg on x 5)
$7.40 out of pocket + a $5 gift card in your pocket.

Target has recently installed CATALINA machines at the checkouts. They are the machines that spit out the cpns if you buy the right things. Today, I bought 2 boxes of Honey Nuts and got a $1.50/3 TQ out of the machine.

x 2
-2.00 ($1/1 TQ x 2)
-1.10 (.55/1 mfg IP x 2)
$3.90 for 2 of the big boxes. Almost like getting one free.

That's all for now folks!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Target Coupons

Check the generator for the newest Target Coupons. Most are baby cpns, pampers, huggies, bottles, etc.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cashback at

A while back, did a cashback along with Ebay. I got some Cub gift cards from Ebay for around 25% off the face value. I got Starbucks gift cards for around 33% off face value. It was perfect timing. It was around Christmas when the coffee is greatly needed around here!!!

Anyways, is doing cashback right now. Go to the site, type in what you are looking for. I did Nike. A list comes up with all the stores. Click on the one that has the CASHBACK logo next to it. I am pretty sure it was the Eastbay store for this search. Look thru the stuff, get great prices.

Running Shoes

Hopefully that link works as an example. If you can see the little + sign next to the total, click on it and it will drop down a menu. It will explain the savings there.

How do I get my cashback? You can request it once you have more than $5 in the acct. I have always just had it Paypaled to me, but I am pretty sure you can request a check.

Have at it!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dinner Tonight

Noodles with Pesto
Cheese Bread

.87 box of pasta at Target
.30 olive oil
.00 Basil
.00 Oregano
.10 Parm cheese
.00 Archer Farms bread
1.00 Cheese
.00 Cucumbers from garden
$2.27 total for 4 people.

Fisher Price $5 Coupon

Register once.
Once you have printed, paste the addy back in the toolbar and print again. I printed 20.
The addy you will paste is the page that has the print button on it.

Week of August 16th Cub Foods

2 ltrs of Coke are .77 each. Limit yourself to 2 please!! (Rainbow has them for .89 each, I would price match at Target)

GNP Fresh Whole Chicken Cut up, $5.99. 52 oz pkg. Use the expired $1.50 GNP printable.

Week of August 16th Rainbow Foods

I rarely shop Rainbow, but this week, they have the lowest price for milk and peaches.

Peaches: .99/lb (I am going to price match these at Target if Target has the California brand)
Milk: $1.68/gallon

Sweet Corn: 8/$2. Cheapest price in the metro. Pahls is $5/dz, Target is $4/dz, Cub, I haven't checked yet.

Target Week of August 16th

Printable Target Cpn Generator:

Looks like a decent wk at the good ole bullseye!!!

Archer Farms Artisan mini loaves. Located in the deli area by the rest of the AF artisan bread. They are in baskets and are .99 each. Use the $1/1 TQ to make them free.

General Mills Cereal Cups. Located in the cereal aisle. They are $1 each. Use the $1/1 TQ to make them free. If you have any $1 off any GM cereal mfg cpns, you will make a $1 on each combined set of cpns. That is $1 overage that will be applied to the rest of your bill.

Bulk Apples. There is a TQ for $1/lb of bulk apples. Most of the apples are $1.49/lb. Put under a lb in your bag (usually 3 apples) to get as close to $1 worth of apples as possible.

Bananas. .56/lb. Use the $.50/lb TQ the same way as the apple cpn.

Good Deals:
Luvs Diapers are $6.99/jumbo pk. A nice price.
Pampers Jumbos are $8.99/pk. There are a lot of Pampers cpns out there, both TQ and mfg to make this into a great deal.
Kellogg's fruit snacks were $1.79 the last time I looked. There is a .40/1 mfg on and the .50/1 TQ. Gets them to be cheaper.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Target Week of August 2nd

Not much happening at Target right now!!

-2.00 (TQ in this wks inserts)
-1.50 (mfg insert)
$6.49 a pk. Decent.

Morning Star Veggie items (frozen):
-2.00 (mfg booklet found at Cub, could be other places)
-1.00 (TQ printable)
.39 (The TQ is actually a $2/2)

Kashi Cereal:
$1.00 Single Serve Cups
-1.00 (TQ Printable)

$1.29/lb for small granny smith and red's.
-1.00 (TQ printable)

Hefty Bags (22 ct, One-Zip Quarts):
$1.02 TPC
- 1.00 (mfg blinkie)
$0.02 for 22 bags

Nexxus Shampoo and Styler:
Buy 2, get a $5 gift card

x 2
$8.38 OOP + $5 gift card on the 1st trip.

$3.38 OOP + $5 gift card on the 2nd trip if you roll gift cards.

Tons of clearance all around the store. Toy's went 75% off this week, Baby Gear is being marked down, groceries are being reset. Lots of good stuff to be had!!

Tonight, I found 6lb Stouffer's Party Size chicken lasagna for $6.04. That is 50% off! Great price. I bought the last 2 they had at that store. Add in some cheap breadsticks, and you are good to go with a very cheap meal plus leftovers.

Week of August 2nd

Really? August already? Yuck.

Cub Foods:
Milk: Twin Pack for $3.56 (no cpn needed). $1.78/gallon is pretty good!! Sams Club was $1.96/gallon tonight.

GNP Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts: $6.99 each, but they are BOGO. Use the expired $1.50/1 pdf to get the price a bit lower.

Lots of Buy $xx worth of stuff, Get $xx off your next order, but nothing is jumping out at me right now.

Peaches are $1.48/lb, which is good.

GNP Boneless/Skinless Chicken Thighs: $5.69 each, but they are BOGO. Use the expired $1.50/1 here as well.

Jennio 90% Lean Ground Turkey: $8.99 for 3lbs, but they are BOGO. That is 6 lbs of turkey for $8.99 or $1.50 a lb. Sounds like a good price to me!!

Kellogg's has their annual Fuel for School rebate going on now. Buy 10 items on one receipt, get a $10 rebate in the mail. Cereals are $1.97 each. Let's pretend you buy 10 of them.

x 10
- 5.00 ($1/2 mfg cpn x 5)
$14.70 OOP
- 10.00 Rebate
$ 4.70 for 10 boxes of cereal, or .47 a box.

I am pretty certain that there are expired and current $1/1 mfg's out there. If you have the $1/1's, then you actually make .30 on this deal.

This rebate isn't just at Cub. The items can be bought anywhere, as long as they are on one receipt.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Target Toys.......

.....have went 75% off.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pies and Breads

Fresh Pies (Apple, Strawberry, Peach, Pecan, Blueberry) $9 each

Loaves of Bread (Dark Rye, Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin, White, Flaxseed) $4 each

Round Loaves of Bread (Rosemary Oregano, Rosemary Garlic, Chive Garlic) $4 each

Angel Food Cakes $4 each

Email orders to me!!

Now, I need to try to get an antivirus program off my computer that isn't suppose to be there!!