Saturday, January 31, 2009

See Kai Run, Toddler Shoes Product Review and Giveaway!

Let me say these toddler shoes by See Kai Run are adorable! I was so excited when they arrived from my UPS man the other day, and imediately showed them to my 2 yo son. We put them on his chubby feet and off he went. They went on easy, and he did not ask to take them off when we got in the car. With his tennis shoes, he always seems to want to take them off. He kept the See Kai Run shoes on!

See Kai Run toddler shoes come in all kinds of styles and colors. Another favorite quality of the See Kai Run shoes, is that they have faux laces, with a velcro strip. The velcro strip is not bulky like most velcro shoes. Definately thought that was nice, so my son's shoes look more like his daddys cool shoes!

I chose the Paul style, because of the suede and the greens and browns. I have to say they looked way better in person, and I was pretty pleased on how they looked online too.

One thing that I was especially impressed with is how See Kai Run gave Soles4Soles 9700 pairs of shoes in the month of November/December during their "share a pair" mathching event.

Now for the giveaway!

See Kai Run is giving one of my readers their choice of Smaller or See Kai Run Shoes.

Here is how you can enter: (read carefully)

1. Go to See Kai Run, and check out their shoes. Leave me the Name of the shoes you like!(mandatory)

Extra Entries:

2. Go sign up for See Kai Run Email List, so you do not miss out on all their great promotions !

3. Follow My Mom Blogs. Coupon Princess Saves You Money

4. Subscribe to my blog, through Email.

5. Tweet this contest using: RT: See Kai Run Baby/Toddler shoe Giveaway @couponprincess
and follow me @couponprincess on twitter
One Entry per day.

6. On another day, not the day you initially enter the contest, go back to See Kai Run, and tell me another pair of shoes you would like! (you can do this up to 5 times on 5 different days)

7. Blog about this giveaway on your blog, Linking back to my blog and to this See Kai Run Post!

Leave a comment for each entry telling me what you did. This giveaway is open to all US readers. This giveaway will end Feb. 20, 2009 at 10 pm central!

Saturday Evening Post

Agenda for tonight

DS13 having friend over to spend the night, so he can attend Church Service to see what the Spring Break Ski Trip is all about.

DS16 is at the movies, seeing Taken with his friend and will be home for dinner soon.

DBIL(dear bro in law) with his DS8 Play video games and help care for my DS2, clean dishes, and in charge of bedtime.

DH watches movies, basketball on TV

SAHM (me) will twitter @couponprincess, with Family Eden cook dinner, and relax!

In the meantime, checkout this Coupon Princess Saves You Money Giveaway.

So that is the deal for tonight, before then, I will go to the store, pick up groceries for Cheeseburger cookout tonight! It is a beautiful day here today, for once, and I want hamburgers! So I will put husband in charge of burgers, and I will get all the fixin's ready.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday Recipes

Sunday is the big day for all the NFL fans! But don't worry, if you do not like football, there is always food and of course the commercials.

Here are a few of my easy favorites.

Lil' Smokies

Crock Pot
BBQ Sauce
3 tablespoons or so Grape Jelly

Mix in crockpot, and serve when hot. Can also be done on stove top, if Crockpot is unavailable.

Layered Dip

Layer Items in Order in a small cassarole dish.

Cream Cheese, Can use less fat
Black Beans, Drained and rinsed. (must drain well)
Rotel (Drain well)
Cheddar Cheese

Heat in oven 350 for about 20 minutes or heat in microwave until cheese is melted.
Eat with Tostitos, we like the Scoop ones.

The Velvetta Cheese Dip

I like to use 1 pound of velvetta (print coupon from my side bar coupon list for $1 off), I can of rotel, not drained. Cook in microwave until melted.

Can add sausage to cheese dip to make the dip extra special.

You can make all these dips for under $20 and they should feed an army of people. Ask your friends to bring the chips, and you can provide the dips!

Also, when hosting a party, don't be afraid to let people help out! If your guests ask if they can bring anything, let them do so!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bzz Agent Great Product Review Site!

One of my favorite online sites is Bzz Agent. This site is great, you get to join Campaigns for products, talk about the products to your friends and family and then review them for the Bzz Agent, and you will get My Points. This again, is another one of my favorite rewards sites! Email me or leave me a comment, and I will send you my referral link! I earn Gift Cards to restraunts, department stores, and even stores like Target and Wal-Mart.

Well the newest Campaign on Bzz Agent is the Chili's Guiltless menu items campaign. Very excited to check Chili's out their new guiltless menu items, that are healthier choices!

Homeland Grocery Store, Coupon Deals, Week of 1/28 thru 2/3

These are a few deals for this week! More Deals to be found at Consumer Queen
Check out the message boards for all kinds of deal!

Kraft American Singles 12oz 1.67
1.67 x 2 = 3.34 - .75/2 q (d) = 1.84/2 or .92ea.
I can’t remember where I got this coupon. It may have been from the Kraft magazine from awhile back.

Red Baron Pizza 2/$6
$6 - $1/2q (d) = 2/$4

Budding Deli Cuts 2/$5
2.50 - $1q (d) = .50
coupon expires 1/31

Pace Picante Sauce 2/$3
$3 - .75/2q = 1.50/2 or .75ea.

Kraft Mayo 2/$5
X1 = 2.50 - .75/1 q (d) = $1

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter 1.78 - .40/1q (d) = .98 ea.

Keebler Toasteds 2/$4 - $1/2q (d) = 2/$2 or $1 ea.

Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuits 2/$4 - $2/2q = $2/2 or $1 ea.

Orville Redenbacher popcorn 3/$5
x2 = 3.32 - $1/2 q (d) = 1.32/2 or .66 ea.

Ocean Spray Grapefruit, diet or light juices 2/$5
2.50 - $1q (d) = .50
(if you can't get the free stuff at target)

Pantene Hair products 3/$9
$9 - $3/2q - $1q (d) = $4/3 or 1.33 ea.
X1 = $3 - $1/1q (d) = $1 ea.
Coupons expire 1/31

Olay Ribbons Body Wash 2.99 - $1q (d) = .99
Coupons expire 1/31

Wet Ones 1.89 - .75q (DND) = 1.14 ea.
There are two different coupons. One is an insert and expires 1/31. The other is from All You and expires 5/31.

Puffs Facial Tissue 10/$10
$1 - .25q (d) = .50

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes 4/$3
.75 - .25q (d) = .25
.75 - .35q (d) = .05

Old El Paso Taco Seasoning or Refried Beans 10/$10
X2 - $2 - $1 /2 IP (DND) = $1 /2 or .50ea.

Wholly Guacamole 2/$4
$2 - $1 IP (d) = FREE and Coupon Insert from 1/14?

Chinet Plates or Platters 12 to 44ct. 2/$5
2.50 - $1q (d) = .50

Chinet Comfort Cups 2/$4
$2 - $1q (d) = FREE IP

IP means generated coupon that is printable online, the other info besides deals is what week the coupon insert came out in your Sunday paper.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Redbox Code, Freebie For Today January 26, Walgreens Drug Store

Is it cold outside, do you need some FREE entertainment? Here is a RedBox code good at your Walgreens Drug Store only, today only. Monday, January 26, 2009.
Click the Following Link To:
Find a Redbox Near You!

Redbox code: DVDATWAG

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Product Review Nuture My Body Organic Beauty Products, CLOSED with 134 comments!

While browsing the mom blogs, I came accross one of the mom blogs, that was doing a giveaway for Organic Beauty Products, so I began to check out this company online and through Twitter, and found @Rich_Arnold and quickly became one of his followers.

They sent me a bottle of Organic Baby Shampoo, with an EWG rating of 0. This shampoo, not only cleaned my childs hair wonderfully, but his hair smelled so clean and fresh. My son has a gorgeous set of hair with beautiful curls. To read more click on link Organic Baby Shampoo and you will be directed directly to this organic baby shampoo, and can read about the importance of the EWG ratings.
I also got to try the organic citrus body wash, and it was wonderful as well. I reminded me of the beauty products that they use at upscale spa's. The texture of the body wash was light and nonsticky. It went on smooth and lathered nicely, and worked well when I shaved my legs. I tend to use body washes when I shave opposed to shaving creams. I am very statisfied with these products and you will be too!

Now here is your chance to get these great products, go to and take a look at the collection they have to offer for great organic beauty products for the whole family! There is a sale going on, and FREE shipping with qualifing purchases!

Now for the giveaway. This giveaway if for a full size bottle of Baby Shampoo and a full size bottle of Citrus Body Wash. There will be one lucky winner! More giveaway details to come, so stay tuned!

Now for the details of the giveaway.

You must for your first comment, go to check out and check out their Organic Beauty Products and leave a comment on what you learned about their line of organic beauty products.

Extra Entries:

1. Follow my blog

2. Follow @Rich_Arnold on twitter.

3. Follow me on twitter,
Leave me your twitter name, and I will follow you back!

4. Tweet contest, using RT: @couponprincess checkout giveaway for organic beauty products @Rich_Arnold
can do this once a day!

5. Order products from you will recieve 10 extra entries, I will check up on this, so NO cheating. Not like you would.

Must leave comment for each entry done, I will not track you down, so if your email is not on your account somewhere, then must leave in comment. Thanks again to Nurture my Body Organic Beauty Products for this great giveaway!

This contest will end on February 9, 2009 at 9 pm central time. You will be notified by email, chosen by, and have 48 hours to respond!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How to Use Dollar Tree for Preschool Learning

I was talking to my cousin on what to do with our kids in the winter months that would be fun, and boy did she have some fabulous ideas! So I asked her if I could talk about her ideas, add some of my own here for my mom blog, there are many mom blogs out that encourage learning and I hope to be an inspiration to you all! Here are a few she came up with and the items can be bought at your local Dollar Tree.

1. Toy section, there are many different bags of bugs. You can buy these bugs, and you can have a treasure hunt in the bath tub. Fill your bath with tons of bubbles, and then hide the bugs in the bath tub, and your child can look for them.

2. Shaving Cream, you know the kind that is the white foam. Child can play this in the bath tub or on the table. This is a great thing to do for sensory motor skills. The texture of the cream is fun for the child to feel, smoosh, and touch. You can also make the shaving cream change colors by adding food coloring, tempura paint from , or watercolors. If you would like, you can use the shaving cream on paper, and when it dries, it turns into a 3D art project. The crayola website, is great to check out to find out what is new from the Crayola Brand!

3. Another fun idea, is to look for the bath mats, they have some small shapes, with the suctions on the bottom, at The Dollar Tree, they come in packs of 8 or so. These would be fun to play with in the bath tub or on the windows of your home. This will help with fine motor skills, as the pulling and placing of the clings will encourage fingers to pull and push.

These are just a few fun ideas, that are easy to do and will enhance learning and exploring for your child.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do you buy any Cosmetics at Department Stores?

Did you buy any cosmetics or perfumes from department stores between 1994-2003? If so you are entitled to this compensation to get FREE products.

I heard this on KLOVE this morning as I was taking my son to school, for more information visit this website!


Started on January 20, and will last until all products to be given away are gone!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

OKC Zoo FREE admission on MONDAYS

Hey there all my Oklahoma Readers!

Zoo is free in January and February on MONDAYS!

Now, lets hope we get some nice weather!

Picture is at the OKC Zoo taken in the Spring in the New Oklahoma Trails Exhibit

Homeland Grocery Deals!

Here are some deals for the week of 1/21 thru 1/27

Hamburger meat $1.69 lb great stock up price
I have been knowned to buy the meat at this price and brown and freeze for easy hamburger helper, tacos, spaghetti meals!

Bag Dole Lettuce $1
Blueberries $1
Little Debbies $1

Colgate Toothbrushes, some clearanced $1.61 (-.75)
Colgate Toothpaste, $1.50 (-.75) FREE
Suave Shampoo and Conditioner $1.00 (-1.00) FREE

Carl Buddig Deli Cuts $2.99 (-1.00) Coupon found 1/18 Red Plum
Fast Fixin $1.99 (-1.00) printable at
Pringles $1 (-.30/3)
Kellogs Cereal $2.50 select (-1.00)
Basic Bounty Paper Towels $1.00 (-.25)
Knorrs Pasta Sides or Rice Sides $1.00 (-.60/2)
Chef Boyardee $1 (-.35/3)
Grands Biscuits $1 (-.25 or .30/2)
Betty Crocker Potatoes $1 (-.25)

Non advertised:

Ocean Spray Diet Juice in large container was $2.79 (i think) (-1.00)
or 4 pack $2.69 (I bought those)
Ms. Bairds Active bread $2.79 (-1.00)

Okay, all coupons in ( ) are to be doubled to and subtracted by the other $ amount given. There are probably way more deals I did not see, so I will try to add more as I go this week. Thanks, and hope this helps!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Terrible Tuesday, Home with Sick kids!

Well, today was a day full of laundry, not normal laundry, but throw-up sick laundry. Apparently somehow 2 out of my 3 boys have been visited by the Stomache Bug! So last night my 2 1/2 yo was throwing up all over his favorite blankies, crying and taking a bath all at 1 am. Then again, and again, I must have done 3 loads of laundry in the middle of the night, and lucky me got to sleep on the coach with sick 2yo, I better not get sick!

So, what does a mom do with a child with the pukes? Well, I guess I learned to make him stay away from milk. (stay away or you will be SO in trouble, if you know what I mean). So lots of love and pedialite. Made a little bit of Jell-O, but he has not eaten a thing since last night, and has not gotten sick again, since 10 am this morning, hopefully we will all have good night sleep tonight!

Oh, about the other one of my boys, he is 16, and yes he is sick like the 2 yo, difference is he can make it to the bathroom, thank goodness gracious! Or I would be in extra trouble!

Husband came home from work today, and said "you know, last night was the first time I did laundry in YEARS!) It was nice of him to step in and lend a hand during the absolutely disgusting evening!

Stay healthy you all, get the lysol out, clorox wipes, etc... Keep this bug away, far away, good thing you cannot get my germs over the internet (BTW, have sprayed computer station down with lysol as well)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bath and Body Works FREE item w/ any purchase!

Bath and Body Works FREE Signature Collection with any purchase is back, coupon good through January 25, 2009.


Get your coupon NOW, before it is to late!

See what I got for .87!

Bath and Body Works

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Walgreens Shopping Plan Week of 1/18 thru 1/24

This is my plan, will go as soon as I can get all my coupons together!

Buy 8 crest tootpaste, $20 get $5
Use 8 $1.50 coupons (came out today) OOP $8 plus tax
$5 RR

Then Buy
5 12 packs of Pepsi Products $15
2 Doritos $5
This is $20 (no coupons)
Use $5 RR spend $15 plus tax

Get $10 RR Back

Then I am going to buy

8 Skippy Peanut Butters, use 8 coupons (.40)
One other product, do not know what I will buy, need this so I can use my RR
This is $16- $3.20, which will be $12.80
Then use $10 RR
Total $2.80 plus tax

Total OOP will be around $28.00 plus tax!

And remember I will have $10 RR for later!

Total will be around $28.00 OOP (out of pocket) plus tax!

Now, what am I going to do with all this stuff? I will donate 4 toothpastes, and 4 peanut butters to my church!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Get $10 with NEW or Transferred Prescript for Target!

This is not the greatest of all greatest deals, but I am going to share anyways. Well, I went to the dermatologist and he gave me a prescript, so I took it to Target, because that is where my coupon was for. Lucky day for me, as the $10 Coupon I had, I got to use on a $4 prescript. I had no idea that the prescript was only for $4, that might have been why the young man at the register said I could see if it would work during my checkout time. Well low and behold it worked! So I paid $4 for my Prescript, and got my $10 GC.

Well, killed some time while waiting for Prescript to be filled, and ended up going by the bakery, got my 16 yo a free cookie, he was starving as this was right after school.

Also, found Star Wars Underwear, (not for the 16 yo) these were for my 2 yo. Along with some new Gerber Sippy cups, they are my fav by the way, and 1 pack of scooby snacks, and granola bar pack. I spent $12.09, Used my $10 GC, and paid $2.09 out of pocket for all of that grocery purchase, and do not forget, I paid $4 for the Prescript, so total spent was $6.09 for all kinds of stuff we actually needed!

The sweetest part of the trip is that my son was so excited to go home and give his little bro all his new surprises, it was special. When we got home Braddock, the 2 yo, said is "that for me?" and "thanks Braxton!"

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Remodeling 2008, Reflection of the Journey

We began 2008 a major overhaul of our home. We live on 2.5 acres of land in Oklahoma, and love the area we live in just not our home. So we took the plunge with the guidance of my Uncle, and we are now living in a wonderfully updated 1978 home! Sounds all easy, right. Get a contractor, decide what you like and knock down some walls. Well here are some of the funny stories on what happened along the way.

First of all, you maybe thinking, did you move out of the house, take an extend vacation in to our home in Flordia? (Great idea if we had one!) Oh, no we got a pod, packed up all the stuff from the downstairs living space, which was 1200 square feet or so, and put all that great stuff in the P.O.D. (They are not as big as they look either!) Then moved our 2 oldests sons in the same room, kept the 18 month old in his own room, and my hubby and I moved in to our middle sons room. In that room we set up our desktop computer, and our small 19 inch T.V. (had no cable, used an antenna). Are you getting a nice visual, yet? Then in the hallway, we lined up some shelves, that is where I kept some food, and set up a microwave. (oh, that was later, the first month, I went to the garage to microwave food.) Moved the microwave upstairs, after I figured that I looked a little ridiclulous mixing my macaroni and cheese in the bowl, that I had set on the lid of the trash can! So, this is how we lived for 6 months, oh, did I mention my youngest son was 18 months when we started this!

Another funny thing that happened was whne the dumpster spilled over in the front yard, along with a tractor trailer rig, which smooshed my stroller that was left beside the dumpster! Oh, no big deal right, well it is when the dumpster is about 36 feet long!

Now there is much more to go along with this remodel, but cannot type anymore right now, but will share with you other funny stories in a later post, on how to survive a remodel!

One picture is of the dumpster, after it tipped over, the other is what the tractor trailer rig looked like in my yard!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Eat Better America!

Eat Better America Coupon Booklet!
Free, get $10 worth of coupons sent to your home.

Click Here To get yours now!


Hi everyone! This giveaway is closed and I picked the winners using Here are the winners, Carla Pullum, Betty Rood, Storm De La Rosa, Christine Sargent, and Momsoffaith!

Congrats to all winners, I hope you enjoy your Easy Chicken Dinners with Fast Fixin or Fast Classics free dinners!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hey Baby it is Cold Outside!

It is cold outside in most of the US right now, there might be snow, ice, or just darn right cold. So what are some good ideas for you and your children to do? Here are some easy recipes for play dough and finger paint. Most households have most all of these ingredients on hand, too!

Kool-Aide Finger Paint

2 cups flour

2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid

1/2 cup salt

3 cups boiling water

3 tablespoons oil.

Mix all ingredients together. This finger paint is good for sensory motor skills feeling the paint and mixing the paint to make different colors is always fun as well. If you do not have lots of paper for this activity, you could always use newspaper to draw instead! Have Fun!

Eatable Playdough

2 cups of honey

3 cups of peanut butter

3 packets powdered milk

Stir all ingredients together until smooth. Add more powdered milk, if it is to sticky. This is actually a pretty healthy snack!

Home Made Playdough

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

2 tablespoons cream of tarter

2 cups of water

1 tablespoons mineral oil

food coloring

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until

stiff. Allow to cool, then knead until desired Constancy

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Congrats to the Winners of the Little Debbie 100 Calorie Snacks Giveaway!

This was my first of hopefully many giveaways, with 67 entries I am pleased to announce 1stopmom, Valmg, and Karen Lea. You have 48 hours to claim your prize!

Thanks to all who entered, I wish I could send you all the Sampler Packs, however, you can get a printable coupon on my sidebar for the 100 calorie snacks!

Here is to a great start to 2009!

Walgreens Deals this week 1/11 thru 1/17

I got a call from a friend telling me about this deal at Walgreens,

1.) Oust Santitizer spray BOGO FREE, use the coupon from 1/4 newspapers insert and get 2 FREE!

2.)Purchase six (6) participating products, Receive $2 RR and 10 Bonus BTFE
* Chex Mix Bars (2/$6)
* Curves (6pk; 3/$10)
* Fiber One (6pk; 2/$6)
* Fiber One Bars (5pk; 2/$6)
* Fiber One Breakfast Bars (10pk; 3/$10)
* Nature Valley Bars (12pk; 3/$10)

There are coupons for these products as well, printable $1 off Fiber One coupon, check my sidebar, this could be a pretty good deal, especially for those with box top collecting competion at their kids schools.

Purchase five (5) Pepsi Products 12 packs (5/$15), Receive $5 RR

Scrubbing Bubbles, wipes and cleaner are BOGO.
You can use 2 manufactor coupons when you buy these making them $1.79 for 2 when you use a $1 off or .75 one coupon. 1/11 SS

Celestial Seasonings Tea B1G1 (2/$3.49)Use 2 coupons from todays newspaper coupons, and get 2/1.49

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Target Deals!

There are not to many that I can think of off hand, but here are 2 really good ones!

First, look for the coupons for Chex Cereal, $3 off wyb 3. These are $1.67 at Target right now. Then look for the coupons for B2G1 Free General Mills coupons. Pair these coupon deals up like this for example, 6 Chex Cereals, and 3 General Mills Cereals (up to $4) This makes the cereal deal SWEET!

Also, Target has a target coupon for .75 off Betty Crocker or General Mills snacks. You can get the Scooby Snacks, (purple bag of fruit snacks) near registar for .14 after coupon!

You can also use this coupon to get the Nature Valley bars, the ones in the green box near checkout, for .24, use the manufactor coupon with this deal that came out 1/4 and these could be 100% free!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Homeland Deals 1/7 thru 1/13

1.)Progresso soups BOGO-will make them $1.40(I believe) use the $1.10(printable) and get 1 for $0.30
2.)Pace BOGO-will make them $1.70-use the 75/2 from 12/14SS and make it $1.90 for 2 or 95cents each
3.)Sunmaid raisins BOGO-makes them $1.09 use $1/2 doubled to make it $0.18 for 2 packages
4.)St Ives Lotion BOGO-makes them $2.49 there are $1/1 peelies out there doubled would make 1 $0.49
5.)Rice a Roni BOGO-makes them $0.80 each
6.)Edge or skintimate shaving cream BOGO-makes them $1.49 each
7.)Boneless Skinless Fryer Breast BOGO
8.)Hormel boneless top loin or butterfly pork chops BOGO
9.)Stayfree pads 2/$5 use manu $2/2 from 11-09 RP AND homelands $0.75/1(can use 2) and get 2 packages for $1.50
10.)Carefree pads 2/$5 use manu $1/2doubled from 11-09 RP AND homalands $0.75/1 (can use 2) and get 2 for $1.50
11.)FAST FIXIN chicken strips, nuggets,bites,or patties, meat balls or cheese burgers $4.99...there are $1 coupons that CANT be doubled and I seen some that were $1 off that CAN be doubled. The one that CAN be doubled was from last month(I believe) but it WASNT in an insert. It was in someother part of the paper along with the milk coupons, and the MIO(made in oklahoma product) coupons.
12.)Crystal Light on the Go Drink Mix (save 3.99 on 2)
3.99 - $1/2 (d) This was an IP = 1.99/2
13.)Keebler EL fudge or fudge shop cookies (save $3.49 on 2)
3.49 - $1/2q (d) = 1.49/2 or .75 ea.
This was an IP printable from last month. Exp. 3/1/09 or thereabouts
14.)Ore-Ida (up to $3.59 on 2)
if this includes the Steam & Mash:
Good deal ~ 3.59 - $1q (d) = 1.59/2
GREAT DEAL ~ 3.59 - (2) $1q (1) d = .59/2
15.)Hiland Ice cream (save up to $5.79 on 2)
5.79 - (2) .40q (1) d = 4.59/2 or 2.30 ea.

Thanks Amiee, The Frugal Queen, from
Find more deals like this HERE

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do you want FREE food? Free Dinner? Fast Fixin' Giveaway

Do you have hungry little ones at home that beg for Chicken Nuggets, Popcorn Chicken, Meatballs and more? Well if so, here is your chance to win Fast Fixin' coupons! I have 5 to giveaway,each coupon is good up to $7.99 value, expires 9/09 for either Fast Fixin' or Fast Classic. You can purchase these at Wal-Mart!

Some of my favorites with Fast Fixin' is the Chicken Fried Steak and gravy, and the Chicken patties, that I make into sandwiches, on a bun with cheese, mayo, lettuce, and chicken! These make a great fast lunch or dinner.

Here is how you enter. It is simple, all you have to do is enter following these few steps. Contests will end on Jan. 13, at 9:00 pm central time! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize. US Address's only please.

1. Go to Fast Fixin and tell me one thing you would like to have that is related to Fast Fixin, there is a great receipe section as well.

Extra Entries:

2. Twitter contest, once per day. @couponprincess RT: Fast Fixin giveaway 5 winners!

3. Subscribe to my blog, through FeedBurner email, which is above the Followers or Follow my blog.

4. If you are not a blogger, email 5 friends this contest, and send me a copy to [email protected]

Remember, there are 5 winners for this contest! So chances of winning are great, and who could not use free food!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Little Debbies NEW 100 calorie snacks giveaway!

I am delighted to be doing a product review and giveaway for Little Debbie products, and their new 100 calorie snacks!

I was sent 8 different snacks, from Little Debbie. I Remember eating Little Debbie Nutter Butters at my grandmas house when I was a little girl, and eating the awe so good swiss cakes, packed in my lunch box from my mom, who by the way made the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

So far I have tried the Marshmallow Treats, similar to rice crispies, oh and they were so good! My 2 yo ate the Triple Fudge Brownies, and he wanted more! He is a very picky eater!

New snacks include, Gingerbread Cookie, Yellow Cake, Chocolate Cake, Nutty Bar Singles, Whole Wheat Wafers with Peanut Butter, Snow Puffs, Marshmallow Treats, and Triple Fudge Brownies. One added feature with the new Little Debbie 100 calorie snacks, is that thery are individually wrapped singles, and not doubles like the original Little Debbies snacks. These snacks are so delicious! You will be hooked!

I now get to giveaway 3 Little Debbie a sample packs to my readers, courtesy of all their new 100 calorie packs.

Here are a few simple rules. Winners will be drawn using Winners must respond to email within 48 hours, to claim prize. Contest will end Sunday, January 11 at 9:00 pm central time.

1. Must leave comment on what Little Debbie Product you like the most! (one entry)

Extra Entries, leave seperate comment.

2. Twitter contest.
RT Win Little Debbie Snacks, 3 winners

Leave twitter ID in comment! One tweet entry per day.

3. Send this email post to 5 friends, and copy email to me, at [email protected]

4. Follow my blog!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Deals Deals and More Deals!

Okay, I am so excited to have gone shopping today and got some pretty sweet deals! I went to Walgreens and got the Reynolds foil, for FREE, used coupon from 11/16 and it was on sale for .99 after the coupon from the ad. Then I got my Garnier Hair stuff, for FREE, I had a $1 off coupon from todays paper, and with Easy saver coupon, made it FREE!

I got FREE perfume at Walgreens with a bit of overage, and ended up with all the above, plus 2 gallons of milk, 2 dole 4 pack peaches, and a 12 pack of diet coke, for $7.63!

I then went to Walmart, to quickly pick up some Steamers, used my $1 off coupon from 11/16, same insert I got my foil coupon in, and got the Valley Fresh Steamers for .23, some people report these to be $1 but at the Walmart I went in, they were $1.23.

Those are just a few deals I was able to do. I found more Garnier coupons, and noticed there is a pretty good deal with possible free Electrol Sol, with coupon that came in newspaper today!

Also, if you have not picked up your paper today, there is 4 inserts with pretty good coupons, so pick a paper up, or ask your neighbor for their coupons!

Target Coupons Expire 1/31 includes Horizon Milk!

Here are some of the target coupons they expire 1/31, remember they can be combined with manufactor coupons as well, and you can print these at the store! HERE
12-oz. Archer Farms® coffee
$1 off
With purchase of five 6-oz. Dannon individual yogurt cups
$1 off
64-oz. Horizon milk
50¢ off
Archer Farms® snack mix
50¢ off
6-pk. Gatorade beverages
75¢ off
General Mills Granola bars or
Betty Crocker fruit snacks
50¢ off
Pringles snack items
$1 off
Right Bite 100 Calorie packs

How to vacation with a 2 year old

Traveling with a two year old can be a challenge, whether traveling by car, train, or airplane. Here is some first hand experience on what to do and what I wish I would have done to make traveling much easier. Feel free to comment with your own ideas!

Packing for the plane. Is your child potty trained? If so, make sure to pack atleast 2 changes of clothes, you never know what to expect. We missed a connecting flight and those change of clothes came in handy!

Baby wipes, great for everyone in the group!

Anti bacterial gel, under 3 oz, so it will not be taken by security

A pop up tent, (I did not take one, but my cousin travels with one) you never know when you are going to be delayed at the airport! We were in the Miami Airport from 5 am to 7 pm on Sunday! Wish I would of had a tent!

Small toys, pack in a zippered baggie, I used an plastic case that my new table cloth came in!

Cards with pictures on them, like flash cards.

Playdoh is iffy.. I got playdoh all the way to the Grand Cayman, then on the way home the security guy took it, it was travel size under 3 oz as well.

Blankets, and a pillow are nice to have too.

Sandwiches, and snacks. Airports charge way to much for their food! When traveling with small children, I had no problems taking milk or juice in a sippy cup through security check point, I just showed it to the TSA agents, and it was never a problem.

A portable DVD player is nice, but my son likes to push all the buttons on ours to fast forward the movies.

Stroller, is a must. My husband was telling me we really did not need one, (I had to buy a new one) because Braddock could be carried if needed by one of us, or his 2 teen bro's. Well, I bought and brought a stroller and after as many hours, lines, and more lines, such as customs, coming back from another country, we would really have been exhausted!

Last but not least, do not overpack for anyone that you are traveling with!

Welcome 2009, Goodbye 2008 Let's make it a Great Year!

Well, now that we are entering a new year, new challenges, new family situations, it is now time to make the best of 2009. Are you making a New Year's Resolution? I suggest, taking one day at a time. I am going to become a healthier me, not by crazy diets, but a one day at a time approach. I also need to exercise this year, and continue my Bible Study.

As for finances, I am going to find the deals, and make a point to share my knowledge and my deals I find with my readers. I am going to do menu planning, to the best of my unorganized selfs ability, and track my reciepts. Even if I do not take advantage of the deals, I will be sure to share with you what I find.

As for my blog, I hope to make it bigger and better, add giveaways, and help others succeed in whatever their adventure in life should be. Talk about toddlers and teens, that is my life, 3 boys, 1 toddler, 2 teens... and of course my husband who I am sure feels neglected half the time since my younger one is so demanding of my time!