Getting Stuck in the Payment Plan Rut

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So many times people get sucked into buying items because the payment plan is so enticing. I am guilty of this myself! Below are a few tips on staying out of the payment plan rut. Ditch the "Make Payments" Mentality By: Mrs. Not Made of Money One of the hardest parts of learning to being fiscally responsible is breaking free from the payment mentality. Becoming mired down in monthly payments creates a cycle seems almost impossible to break free from. Because you always have a payment to make, … [Read more...]

Applebee's Free Kids Meal & 20% off Carside to Go 7/3-7/5/10

Applebee's has a great Independence Day weekend promotion! Participating Applebee's will be offering two free kids meals with an adult entree purchase. The kids meals are for children 12 and under. If you want to pick up a to go order, Applebee's will be offering 20% off Carside To Go orders. Both promotions run 7/3/10 until 7/5/10. There is no coupon needed for this promotion. As always, call your local Applebee's before you head out to make sure they are participating! … [Read more...]

What's Hiding in Your Reusable Grocery Bags?

I was sitting down at breakfast with my step-dad when he asked "Do you use reusable grocery bags?" I replied, "Yes, when I remember." My step-dad went on to read the article in the LA Times "What's in Your Shopping Bag? Bacteria." out loud. The article points out that most people (including myself!) do not wash reusable grocery bags. Now think about this for a minute. Raw meat is loaded into these bags. Yes, they are packaged but we all know packages leak. And do you designate one bag for … [Read more...]

Kellogg's Cereal Printable Coupons

If you are a fan of Kellogg's, make sure to print these new coupons! Coupons available on Kellogg's Website: $1/1 Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal $1/2 Pop-Tarts $1.25/3 Kellogg's cereal $1/2 Frosted Mini Wheats or Raisin Bran $1.50/3 Kellogg's Cereal $1/2 Kellogg's Cereal $1/2 Kellogg's Protein Products $1/2 Special K Cereals $1.50/3 Select Kellogg's Cereal There are more Kellogg's coupons available on RedPlum too! … [Read more...]

Target Deals Week of 6/27/10

Target allows for a store coupon and a manufacterers coupon to be used together. Target has internet printable store coupons available online. Take note that some of the printable coupons on Target.com are manufacturers coupons and some are Target store coupons. The Target weekly ad is available online. Thanks to Ann from Coupons, Deals and More for the Target deals. Crystal Light $1.97 $1 printable (ff link) or ie link $0.97 ea. after coupon Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream $2.50 $1/2 manufacturer … [Read more...]

Kroger Rock Bottom Deals Week of 6/27/10

Kroger doubles coupons up to .50¢. You can load electronic coupons on your Plus card through Kroger eCoupons, shortcuts and cellfire.  E-coupons do not double. You do not have to purchase two items for buy one get one free deals; items ring at half price. Prices and coupons vary by region and these deals are based on the Mid-Atlantic region. Daytona 500 Promo Buy 10 participating items in one transaction and save $3 instantly. This amounts to $0.30 per item and the discount is reflected … [Read more...]

Jet Lag…

Hi all! I have been on vacation in California for the last 10 days. We just arrived home after a long red eye flight. I am really worn out from the trip and time change. I will try to have the Kroger deals up later today after I catch a nap! Until then, many of the deals are the same as the Daytona 500 Promo continues. You can find last weeks Kroger deals and Daytona 500 Promo matchups HERE. … [Read more...]

Walgreens Rock Bottom Deals Week of 6/27/10

Walgreens has a rewards system called Register Rewards (RR). To find out how to shop Walgreens go to Drug Store Policies. Thanks to My Coupon Teacher for the matchups. RR Deals Blistex Fruit Smoothie Lip Balm $2.99, Get $3 RR Flexitol Blistop $5, Get $5 RR Airplus Moisturizing Socks $3, Get $3 RR Buy $25 worth of the following, get $10 RR Edge, Wet Ones or Skintimate Shave Cream/Gel $1.99 $.75/1 Edge or Skintimate 6/27 SS $.50/1 Wet Ones 6/27 SS Playtex Tampons $6.99 $1/1 Playtex 5/9 SS … [Read more...]

Ask a Mom: Is it worth it to go back to work?

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Ask A Mom- is it worth it to go back into the work force? I debated whether I should return to the work force and I decided for my mental stability it is the best option. I really enjoy working. I am also doing it for the benefit of our family. The job market is very unstable currently and my husband’s company just “let go” some workers. They were asked to leave that day. We are unsure who is next so we need to have a plan in place.  I found a job working part-time earning enough to cover our … [Read more...]

New Coupons: Q-Tips, Kellogg's Cereal, BIC Razor & More

RedPlum has released new printable coupons! Some of these are high value coupons like the $1/1 Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal and $1/1 Q-Tips coupon. Print now before they are gone! $2/1 BIC® Flex4™ 3-pack, or any BIC® Soleil® Disposable shaver (Excludes trial sizes) $1/2 KAHN'S products $0.75/2 BALL PARK® products $0.50/1 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty $1/2 King's Hawaiian products, excluding 4-pack dinner rolls $1/1 Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee 11 oz or larger $2/1 Excellence or Excellence to-Go … [Read more...]

*Closed* Second Bonus Entry for $100 Grocery Store Gift Card- Giveaway Ends 6/27/10

Are you ready for another bonus entry for the $100 Grocery Store Gift Card giveaway? The giveaway ends tomorrow 6/27/10. If you have already entered, you have another chance at entering! One of my families favorite snacks is granola bars. We eat a ton of them! We enjoy Nature Valley granola bars- especially the sweet & salty ones! Another product I like from Nature Valley is the Nut Clusters. Sometimes the kids will not finish a whole granola bar. The nut Clusters are nice since they can … [Read more...]

Crunchy Cabbage Salad Recipe

This recipe is an upscale Chinese Chicken Salad with toasted pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds along with the traditional ramen noodle. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Ramen noodles get a bad rap. Many of us enjoyed them while in college since they were cheap, filling food. But, now that we’re all grown up, we are far too sophisticated to eat lowly ramen noodles. I beg to differ. Ramen noodles can be eaten raw or cooked and the … [Read more...]