Archives for May 2013

…and the Winner Is… Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads

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Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads

First, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the recent Chick-Fil-A FreshMade salads giveaway.  The prize of (2) FREE salads goes to …… {drumroll please!} Betsy N.  Congratulations!  You should receive coupons good for two free salads in the mail shortly!

Please note: winner has already been verified and contacted.  Posing as the winner will do you no good, except to give me a good laugh, but also make me wish to give you a swift, virtual kick in the keester.  😉  After all, didn’t we all learn in grade school honesty is the best policy?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Spinach and Pepperoni Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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You guys are in for a treat with this recipe!  It’s a great twist on a classic childhood favorite, grilled cheese sandwiches.  And they are SUPER easy to make too!

My friend Karen over at In the Kitchen with KP shared a picture of her awesome Double Cheese & Pepperoni Grilled Cheese on Facebook today, and I knew I had to make them.  Like right away.  Which worked out perfectly because it was time for lunch and I had just realized we were out of eggs so the egg salad I had planned was a no-go!

I didn’t have everything for her exact recipe, so I had to tweak it a little for what I had in the fridge.  I really wanted to do something with roasted red peppers, but the jar I had in the fridge had gone bad.  Don’t you hate when that happens?  I ended up with pepperoni, raw spinach, a shredded cheese blend, a halfway smashed loaf of white bread, and a jar of tomato basil pasta sauce.  Lol.

spinach and pepperoni grilled cheese sandwiches

Spinach & Pepperoni Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

(makes six sandwiches)

Ingredients:spinach and pepperoni grilled cheese sandwiches

3 Tbs unsalted butter, softened

2 Tbs Parmesan cheese

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp salt

12 slices of bread

2 cups of cheese

30 slices of pepperoni

2 cups of chopped raw spinach

1 cup of tomato basil pasta sauce

spinach and pepperoni grilled cheese sandwiches

spinach and pepperoni grilled cheese sandwiches

Directions:

1.  Mix together butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning,

Parmesan, and salt.spinach and pepperoni grilled cheese sandwiches

2.  Heat skillet to medium heat.

3.  Spread butter mix on one side of each bread slice.

4.  Place bread, butter side down, in heated skillet.

5.  Top bread with 2 Tbsp shredded cheese, 5 slices pepperoni,

1/4 cup spinach, and another 2 Tbsp cheese.

6.  Place another piece of bread on top, with buttered side up.

7.  Cook for 30-45 seconds until bread is browned, then flip and

cook for another 30-45 seconds.

8.  Remove from heat and serve with warm pasta sauce for dipping.

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Thank you again to In the Kitchen with KP for the inspiration for this tasty lunch recipe!

The butter spread really puts this sandwich over the top.  You can switch it up and use bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, any sort of veggies instead or (or along with) the spinach and pepperoni.  You can also use any sort of tomato based sauce for dipping, I just happened to have the tomato basil on hand.  I bet ranch would be really delicious too!

spinach and pepperoni grilled cheese sandwiches

What’s your favorite way to make grilled cheese sandwiches?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Money Saver – Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Plans

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I am currently trying out a new cheap wireless plan as part of a compensated project for Collective Bias®. This article shares my initial purchasing experience and thoughts about the new Family Mobile unlimited plans.

Y’all know I am all about saving money. I firmly believe in pinching pennies in all budget categories, because those pennies add up to big bucks! Recently I learned about a new cheap wireless plan option from Walmart.  Now I know they’ve offered a variety of budget-conscious plans for a few years now, but they’ve all been with companies that are small or that I have never heard of, which makes me nervous. Their new Family Mobile service is provided by T-Mobile, and their $40 unlimited plans are cheaper than even the lowest price rate plan with a traditional service provider.  Plus, you can add on up to 4 more lines for just $35 each, which makes it a great option for families, especially big ones like ours!

walmart family mobile plans

I am super excited to give Family Mobile a whirl because I love trying out and sharing new things that can potentially save all of us money every month.  And I desperately needed a new phone anyway, so the timing is perfect!  See, the phone I currently use is three years old, and is on it’s last leg.  The usb port broke about a year ago, so I had to order extra batteries and a wall charger since I can’t charge it with a cord anymore.  I can’t sync it with my computer because I can’t plug it up.  The camera has no flash or focus, it’s literally like a cheap-o point and shoot.  It’s gotten so glitchy that I can’t run any downloaded apps on it.  In short – it’s gotta go!

walmart family mobile plans

The prepaid service I currently use has spotty coverage and the data transfer rate is extremely slow.  For example, I have absolutely no service at my children’s school or at my in-laws’ home.  When I am visiting both of those places, I am typically there for quite some time, and my phone is pretty much useless other than for taking pictures with the not-so-great camera.  I can’t use my phone in an emergency, I can’t share pictures online, I can’t   receive any texts, emails, or calls.

walmart family mobile plans

Also, I know it’s really minor to some, but I can’t pull my complete account history with my current provider.  I purchased an item from someone last month, but I only communicated with that person via text.  I deleted the text once I purchased the item because I wasn’t expecting to have a problem.  Now I need the number because of an issue  I am having, but my phone company doesn’t even have a record of me sending or receiving any text that day.  I won’t have that problem with Family Mobile because I can literally access every single bit of activity in real time with the online account management tools on the My Family Mobile website.

Now, because I love all things new and shiny, the first thing I did was head over to check out their phone selection.  From past experience with prepaid phone plans, I wasn’t expecting that great of a lineup of phones, but I was pleasantly surprised.  They offer top of the line phones like the Galaxy S4 all the way down to a super basic $20 phone.  You can use most unlocked phones with their service too, so if you really love your current phone (looking at you, iPhone fanatic) there’s a good chance you’ll be able to switch it over pretty easily.

walmart family mobile plans

It’s really a simple process to get all set up, even when you go in the store.  Literally, you purchase your phone and activation kit, fill out one form for the Walmart associate to enter your info in the system, and you’re all set up in less than 5 minutes.  If you don’t want to activate it in store, you can easily come home and do it online too.  Or, if you want to skip the store all together, you can just order your phone and activation kit online and set it all up when you get it in the mail.

Oh, and get this – you don’t even have to pay your bill yet!  Family Mobile is post paid, meaning you don’t pay until the end of the service period!

walmart family mobile plans

I’ve been pleased with my service so far, but I’ll be really putting it to the test over the coming months as I trek all over with my family during summer break.  I’ll definitely be updating you guys to let you know what I think of the service, coverage, customer service, and phone for sure!

So what do you think?  Have you heard about Family Mobile?  How much do you spend every month for phone service?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads! {giveaway}

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Announcing: Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads!

Chick-fil-a recently gave their salad menu a HUGE make-over. (And, yes, I still mourn the loss of my beloved Southwest Salad, clinging to the thin veil of hope that its return is nigh…) Now on the menu are 3 new premium salads and an improved wrap all under 430 calories made with premium ingredients, including the Asian, Cobb, and Grilled Market .

Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads

 

 

Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads GIVEAWAY

I am super-excited to present you with an opportunity to try out two of the Chick-Fil-A #FreshMade Salads with this giveaway. First, check out the new Chick-fil-A #FreshMade blog app below:

 

Find a few activities you would like to do with your family, by clicking on the lower left-hand corner above. Keep this in mind, when entering the giveaway below…

Now, enter to win coupons good for two FREE Chick-fil-a #FreshMade salads. Just use the form below. Good luck, y’all!

 

 

 

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes

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We had family over last week for brunch and I put off planning food until literally an hour before everyone showed up.  I am either to one extreme or the other – planning meals a week in advance, or flying by the seat of my pants.  So I got online that morning and started searching for brunch recipes.  And what did I find?  Quiche.  And more Quiche.  Oh, and quiche.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE quiche, but just did not want to make it for brunch.  And also, I didn’t want to go to the store and buy the ingredients. 😉

So I went in the kitchen and did what I do, just started digging through the fridge and grabbing things.  I ended up with potatoes, cheese, 4 eggs, sausage links, and a slightly wrinkly pepper.

Twice baked breakfast potatoes

So what do you make when that’s what you’re working with?  

Twice baked breakfast potatoes, of course!  

These potatoes are pretty simple to make, and they are incredibly delicious.  Plus they seem like they would take a long time, but really they don’t.  (shhhh…..most of the time is just cooking them in the microwave)

Twice baked breakfast potatoes

Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Ingredients:Twice baked breakfast potatoes

5 large potatoes, washed

4 eggs

1 cups cooked sausage (I chopped up links)

1/4 cup chopped bell peppers

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp parsley

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 cup shredded cheese

Twice baked breakfast potatoes

Directions:

1. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork and cook all together in microwave for 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 400.

3. Mix together eggs, sausage, peppers, and spices.

4. When potatoes are done cooking, cut in half and scoop out the middle.

5. Pour egg and sausage mix into potatoes and top with cheese.

6. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until egg is cooked all the way.

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Twice baked breakfast potatoes 

These are so easy to make, and everyone will love them, trust me!  the hardest part is scooping out the potatoes, and that’s not even difficult.  Just be sure you don’t burn yourself, they will be hot!  And save all the potato scoopings in a container, because you can make them into a small potato salad, add them in to soup, etc.

potato-scoop

 

Twice baked breakfast potatoes

What’s your favorite family friendly brunch dish?  Share in the comments below!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Buckhead Spring Arts and Craft Festival: WIN $110 Festival Family Prize Pack

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Looking for something creative to do for Mother’s Day? Check out the Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend!

buckhead spring arts crafts festival 2013

Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival 2013

* Saturday, May 11th 10 am – 6 pm
* Sunday, May 12th 11 am – 6 pm

Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive,
Atlanta, Georgia 30327

  • Live music – all family friendly
  • Food trucks – options for everyone
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • 175+ artists – many are kid friendly and encourage children to touch the art and ask questions
  • Kids area with inflatables, sand art, and more. ($10 for unlimited inflatable play)
  • Pet friendly – on leashes of course
  • Grassy areas for hanging out and listening to music
  • No outside alcohol allowed, but attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch

Care to win tickets to this?  Check it out:

$110 Giveaway Prize Pack includes:
$50 in Artist Bucks
2 lunch passes (meal and drink)
Up to 4 wristbands for unlimited play in the children’s area

Giveaway ends at noon on Friday, extra entries are earned for referral entries from social media shares.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Diaper Deals for This Week 5-5-13

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You know me, I’m always looking for the cheap diapers!  Thankfully, I can now offer y’all the best diaper deals each week.  Take a look at the best deals this week.  Super-huge thanks to Saving with Shellie for sharing this week’s deals.

Diaper Deal button

:: CVS

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull-Ups, GoodNites or Little Swimmers – $9.49
-Use $2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups coupon OR
-Use $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers coupon OR
-Use $1/1 Huggies Little Swimmers coupon
As low as $7.49

Huggies Big Pack Diapers, Pull-Ups, or GoodNites – $19.99
-Use $2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups coupon OR
-Use $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers coupon OR
As low as $17.99

:: Rite-Aid

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Easy Ups – $8.99
-Use $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
-Use $2/1 Pampers Easy Ups coupon
As low as $6.99

Huggies Big Pack Diapers – $19.99
-Use $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers coupon
As low as $18.49

:: Walgreens

Walgreens Premium Diapers– BOGO 50% off
Final Price = Varies

:: Target

(2) Pampers Super Pack Diapers – $24.99
-Use (2) $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers coupon
-Get $10 Target GC WYB 2
As low as $36.98 for 2 items, after coupons and gift cards.

(2) Huggies Super Pack Diapers- $24.99
-Use (2) $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers coupon
-Get $10 Target GC WYB 2
As low as $36.98 for 2 items, after coupons and gift cards.

(2) Luvs Diapers- $16.99
-Use $1/1 Luvs Diapers coupon
-Get $5 Target GC WYB 2
As low as $27.98 for 2, after coupons and gift cards.

:: Amazon

In order to receive the Amazon Mom  discount you will either need to have an Amazon Prime subscription or be in the initial 90-day trial period of Amazon Mom.

 Huggies Little Movers Diapers (60ct – Size 4) – $19.77
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
-Clip $2 off Huggies Amazon Coupon
As low as $13.82

Huggies Snug & Dry (74ct – Size 4) – $22.99
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
-Clip $2 off Huggies Amazon Coupon
As low as $16.40

Pampers Cruisers (160ct – Size 4) – $47.19
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
As low as $37.75

Pampers Baby Dry (140ct – Size 4) – $34.05
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
-Clip $1 off Pampers Amazon Coupon
As low as $26.24

Luvs (204ct – Size 3) – $32.99
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
As low as $26.39

Seventh Generation (155ct – Size 3) – $49.99
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
-Clip $4 off Seventh Generation Amazon Coupon
As low as $35.99

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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What’s for Dinner? Atlanta Restaurant Coupons {5-3-13}

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Atlanta Restaurant Coupons

Not sure what to do for dinner?  Or lunch?  Or brunch?  Not up for cooking, or for another stale sandwich?  Luckily for you, there are quite a few Atlanta restaurant coupons (and for the surrounding area) that have come out in the past week!  Many thanks to Surviving the Stores for much of this list!  :o)

  • Baskin Robbins Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Blueberry Shortbread Ice Cream Cone (exp: 5/6/2013)
  • Ben & Jerry’s Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Small or Large Cup or Cone (exp: 5/31/2013)
  • Blimpies – Get a free 6″ sub, wyb any 6″ sub and 22 oz. drink
  • Bob Evans Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree WYB 2 Beverages (exp: 5/15/2013)
  • Boston Market Coupon – Free Side WYB Individual Meal (exp: 5/6/2013)
  • Bruegger’s Coupon – Free Bagel & Cream Cheese (exp: 5/31/2013)
  • California Tortilla Coupon – Free Taco Coupon WYB 1 Entree Starting 5/3 (exp: 5/5/2013)
  • Friendly’s Coupon – $5 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 5/9/2013)
  • Hardee’s – Join the Hardee’s e-Club and you’ll get a coupon for a FREE small fry and small drink with the purchase of any 1/3lb. Thickburger® at regular price.
  • Jack In The Box Coupon – 2 Free Tacos WYB Chipotle Chicken Club Combo (exp: 6/12/2013)
  • Jamba Juice Coupon – $2.49 16 oz. Select Smoothies (exp: 5/20/2013) OR Any Sixteen Size Smoothie for $2.00 when you become a Jamba Insider! Just for signing up, our gift to you is any sixteen size smoothie for only two bucks!
  • Longhorn Steakhouse Coupon – $4 Off 2 Adult Entrees (exp: 5/5/2013)
  • McDonald’s Coupon – $1 Egg White Delight McMuffin (exp: 6/20/2013)
  • Mimis Cafe Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree WYB 2 Beverages (exp: 5/3/2013) OR FREE 4-pack muffins w/$5 min purchase here
  • O’Charley’s Coupon – 20% Off Any Food Purchase (exp: 5/7/2013)
  • Olive Garden Coupon – $3 Off 2 Lunch Entrees or $1.50 Off Single Lunch Entree (exp: 5/9/2013)
  • Smokey Bones Coupon – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 5/5/2013)
  • Taco Time – Join TacoTime Fresh Rewards™ and get a coupon good for: buy one menu item and get a menu item of equal or lesser value FREE.
  • Teavana Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cup of Tea (exp: 5/12/2013)
Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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