Saturday, March 31, 2012

Homemade Biscuit Pizza

We love to make pizza!  It is always a hit and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  We have tried different kinds of dough (tortillas, risen dough, canned dough and Grands biscuits) and found that Grands biscuits make the best pizza.  Besides biscuits tasting the best it is the easiest and quickest. 

We make our own tomato sauce and use Mexican 4 cheese blend in addition to our toppings.  Our favorite toppings are pepperoni and bacon/tomato. 

Here is how we make our pizzas:

Flatten each biscuit by hand.  Press down on the biscuit and spreading the dough outward until you reach the size you like.  If you want a larger pizza you can combine several biscuits together.

Place the biscuits on your baking surface.  Spread tomato sauce on each biscuit, put your toppings of choice on the sauce and top with shredded cheese. 

Bake these according to the biscuit baking directions. 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Saved 68% at Publix - 3/30/12

Wow, what a week!  I have been going non-stop and will continue through the weekend.  Hopefully I will have some downtime come Monday when the kids are in school. 

I love the ad this week.  It allowed me to stock up on vegetables, pineapple and mayo.  I was also able to get a few more items for the kids party next month.

Note: In my area BOGO's ring at half price and coupons up to $0.50 are doubled.

(1) Jell-O Pudding Mix, 10/$10
(1) Jell-O Raspberry Gelatin, 10/$10
Minus (1) $0.50/2 Jell-O Gelatin or Puding
Paid $1.00

(14) Publix Yogurt, 6 oz., 20/$5
Paid $3.50

(3) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 4/$5
Minus (1) $1.25/3 Kraft Dessert Brand: Baker’s Bar, Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin, Planters Peanut Butter, Honey Maid Grahams, Nilla Wafers, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes (exp 03/31/2012)
 Paid $2.50

(2) Cool Whip, 8 oz., BOGO $1.69
Minus (1) $0.50/2 Cool Whip Whipped Topping 03/25/2012 SS
Paid $0.69

(2) Nabisco Ritz Crackers, BOGO $2.99
Paid $1.99

 (2) Chips Ahoy Mini, 2/$1.09 (For the dropped the FREE cookie on the floor)
Paid $1.09 

(8)  Pepsi 2L, BOGO $1.89
Paid $7.56

(4) Hellmann's Olive Oil Mayo, BOGO $4.67
Paid $5.34

(2) Smithfield Bacon, 3/$10
Minus (2) $1/1 Smithfield Pouch Pack Bacon, any – 03/25/12 SS   
Paid $4.67

(2) Bird's Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 50%off of $2.43
Paid $1.03

(4) Wish Bone Salad Dressing, BOGO $2.61
Paid $1.22

(1) Ocean Spray Craisins,  BOGO $2.29
Minus (1) $1/1 Ocean Spray Craisins, 5 oz+, any flavor, p. 32 – 33 Family Fun, March 2012
Paid $0.15

(8) Dole Pineapple, $0.99
Minus (2) $.50/2 Any Dole Fruit 3/25/12  SS
Minus (2) $.50/2 Any Dole Fruit 1/29/12  SS  
Paid $3.92

(13) Delmonte Canned Vegetables, BOGO $1.39
Minus (2) $1/4 Delmonte Canned Vegetables, Fruit or Tomato Products, 11 oz+
Minus (1) $1/5 Del Monte Canned Vegetables, any 11 oz or larger 02/19/2012 RP
Paid $6.04

(2) Swanson Broth, BOGO $2.69
Minus (1) $0.40/2 Swanson Broth or Stock Carton 01/08/2012 SS
Paid $1.89

(4) Ragu Spaghetti Sauce, BOGO $1.99
Paid -$0.02 

(2) French's French Fried Onions, BOGO $3.71
Minus (2) $0.50/1 French’s French Fried Onions 02/12/2012 SS
Paid $1.71

(1) Mrs. Smith's Apple Pie, 50% off  $7.99
(1) Edward's Key Lime Pie, 50% off $7.99
Minus (2) $0.75/1 Mrs. Smith’s or Edwards’ Whole Pie Product, any 23 oz or greater – 03/25/12 SS   
Paid $6.49 

Green Squash, $1.29/lb
Paid $1.19

(1) Stouffers Sautes For Two, $7.99
Minus (1) FREE Stouffers Sautes For Two (received as part of a Facebook contest)
Paid $0.00

(2) Ocean Spray Cherry Juice, BOGO $2.95
(2) Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, BOGO $2.95
Paid $2.95

(1) Beechnut Cereal, $1.99
Minus (1) FREE Beechnut Cereal (from the baby club)
Paid $0.00

Green Beans, $1.29/lb
Paid $0.90
Red Potatoes, $2.99
Paid $2.99

Total Paid $60.87

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homemade Cleaning Products

Have you ever considered making your own cleaning products?  I have always been fascinated by the idea but have never used anything more than diluted vinegar.  All You has 11 great recipes to completely clean your house.  I will definitely try a few.  Let me know if you have tried any recipes and if you liked how they performed.

**HOT** B1G1 Ocean Spray Printable

There is a new printable for buy 1 Ocean Spray juice drink get 1 Ocean Spary cherry juice drink.  Just watch a short video and print your coupon.  It does appear that the limit is one print.

This coupon will make for a great deal at Publix where Ocean Spray juice drinks are BOGO.  If you live in the land of true BOGO's you will get two bottles for FREE.  For the rest of us we will pay $1.62 ($0.81 a bottle).

FREE Kindle Download: Dare To Die

Amazon is offering a FREE Kindle download of Dare to Die (Death on Demand Series no. 19) by Carolyn Hart.  As always if you are interested get it now as Amazon changes the prices without warning.

Remember, you do not need an Amazon Kindle in order to read these free Kindle Books. You can download it to your Smartphone, PC, Mac, iPod, or iPad or read it in the Kindle Cloud Reader as well! 

Thanks Moms Need To Know

$0.75/1 Smuckers Printable

There is a great new printable for $0.75/1 Smuckers jam, jelly or preserves.  Hurry and print this, as it is a rare coupon.

I Heart Publix

Target: Minute Maid Juice Boxes for $1.69

Target has the Minute Maid 10 pack juice packs on price cut for $2.69 through 3/31.  Use the $1/1 Minute Maid juice box 10 pack.  So, after the coupon you only pay $1.69!

Thanks Frugal Living and Having Fun

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Publix Coupon Policy Q & A

Publix has added a Q & A section to their coupon policy which clears up a few grey areas.  The following is the excerpt from their site.

Publix Coupon Policy Q & A

Publix accepts manufacturers' coupons (limit one per item), Publix coupons (originals only—no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store.) We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only. We will not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons. We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, and we reserve the right to limit quantities. Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.

Buy One Get One Coupons

Q: A competitor has a "buy one get two free" coupon. Will Publix accept it?

A: Publix accepts BOGO and buy one get two free coupons if they're for identical merchandise Publix sells.

Dollars-Off-Total-Order Coupons

Q: What should the acceptance criteria be for a coupon that states $40.00 purchase must be met after all other coupons/discounts have been applied. Not valid on purchases of stamps, gift cards, alcohol or tobacco products.?

A: Our policy states that coupon acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, so in this case we'd use the more restrictive limitations printed on the coupon.
Q: A competitor on a store's approved list is offering a $5.00 off a $25.00 order coupon when a customer signs up to receive communications from them. Will Publix take this coupon?

A: Yes. Since they have already signed up with the competitor to receive this coupon, the only requirement left to comply with is purchasing $25 worth of groceries.
Q: Will Publix accept a competitor's coupon that indicates the customer must present their retailer rewards card to use the coupon?

A: Yes. Publix does not have a reward card but would honor this coupon if they meet the other purchase requirements.

Coupon Stacking

Q: Can a store coupon, competitor coupon, and manufacturer’s coupon all be used for one item?

A: No, a manufacturer's and a Publix or competitor coupon, but not both, may be used.
Q: If an item already has a manufacturer's coupon attached to it, will Publix still take an additional manufacturer's coupon on the item?

A: No. Publix will take an additional Publix or competitor coupon but will only take one manufacturer's coupon for an item, regardless of where the coupon came from.
Q: A customer has a "save $1 off the purchase of two items" manufacturer's coupon.  Can another manufacturer's coupon be used for either of these items?

A: No. When the manufacturer issues a "$1 off the purchase of two items" coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. Therefore, a coupon has already been applied to both items. This is because the customer had to purchase both items to meet the coupon's requirements.
Q: A customer has a BOGO manufacturer's coupon. Can another manufacturer's coupon be used for either of these items?

A: No. When the manufacturer issues a BOGO coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. Therefore, a coupon has already been applied to both items. This is because the customer had to purchase both items to meet the coupon's requirements.

Gift Card Coupons

Q: Will Publix accept a competitor coupon for a free $5 gift card with the purchase of an item or items? (For example, a coupon for "buy both Raid Max Bug Barriers 1 gallon starter kit and refill" and receive a $5 store gift card.)

A: Yes, the customer will receive a $5 Publix gift card if we carry the identical items.

Pharmacy Coupons

Q: Does Publix accept prescription coupons from all pharmacies or only from our listed competitors?

A: Publix accepts coupons for prescriptions from all local retail pharmacies.

Rain Checks and Coupons

Q: A customer presents a rain check and a coupon for an item. The coupon is now expired, but was valid on the date the rain check was issued. Can the coupon still be accepted?

A: Yes.

Private Label

Q: Will Publix accept a competitor's coupon for a private label item?
A: Yes, this is an opportunity for us to introduce our customer to Publix brand products.

Thanks I Heart Publix

Printable Unilever Product Coupons

There are several new Unilever printables available.  Head on over to Unilever/Walmart page, click on share and save and print the coupons.  You will not be able to choose which coupons to print, all 10 will automatically print.

Here is a list of the coupons:

These coupons will make for some great deals with next week's Publix ad (starts 3/28 or 3/29).

Buy (2) Hellmann’s Mayonnaise BOGO $5.41 for two
Minus (2)  $1/1 Hellmann’s 30 oz product
Total: $3.41 or $1.67 each

Buy (2) Wish-Bone Dressing on sale BOGO $2.97 for two
Minus (2) $0.50/1 Wishbone product
Total: $1.97 or $0.98 each
If your store doubles coupons you will get the Wish-Bone for FREE!

Buy (2)  Ragu Pasta Sauce on sale BOGO $2.67 for two
Minus (2) $0.50/1 Ragu product
Total: $1.67 or $0.84 each
If your store doubles coupons you will get the Ragu for $0.67 or $0.34 each.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Disney Movie Rewards: 25 Points on Twitter

Get an easy 25 points for your Disney Movie Rewards account.  Follow Disney Movie Rewards on Twitter, grab your code worth 25 points and enter it into your Disney Movie Rewards account.  The code expires 3/29/12.

Penny Pinchin Mom

FREE Digital Subscription to Ladies Home Journal

Get a complimentary digital 11-month subscription to Ladies' Home Journal.  This can be read on either your computer or iPad.

Thanks Penny Pinchin Mom

$1/2 Peeps Printable

Do you or the kids like Peeps?  There is a printable coupon for $1/2 that expires 4/7.  They are priced $1 at Kroger, so after coupon you spend $1 for 2 packages.  Hopefully there will be a deal next week for FREE Peeps.

Thanks A Thrifty Mom

Monday, March 26, 2012

Amazon: Ultimate Crockpot Cookbook for Kindle for $0.99

I love to crockpot!  It is such a time saver, I put the food in the crockpot and forget about it until it's time to eat.  Right now Amazon is offering the Ultimate Crockpot Cookbook 750 Slow Cooker Recipes on Kindle for $0.99

This cookbook contains 750 time-saving recipes that cook in your crock pot while you're sleeping or at work. You can prepare your favorite recipe in the morning, let it cook on low all day, and delight your family with the delicious smell of dinner right as they walk in the door! You can even prepare hearty breakfasts, tasty breads, and yummy desserts in your crock pot!

The recipes are divided into different categories, including:

* Barbecue
* Beans
* Beef
* Ground Beef
* Chicken
* Turkey
* Pork
* Sausage
* Seafood
* Venison
* Asian and Indian
* Mexican and Southwest
* Casseroles
* Soups
* Stews
* Vegetables and Side Dishes
* Pasta
* Rice and Grains
* Breads
* Breakfast and Brunch Dishes
* Desserts and Snacks
* Sauces, Dips and Spreads
* Beverages
* Jams and Jellies

Remember, you do not need an Amazon Kindle in order to read these free Kindle Books. You can download it to your Smartphone, PC, Mac, iPod, or iPad or read it in the Kindle Cloud Reader as well!

Thanks Surviving The Stores

Outback: $5/$25 When You Order Online

Order your next meal from Outback online and save $5 for any order of $25 or more.  Just use promo code OFFER at checkout.

Publix Ad Sneak Peak

The sneak peak for the Publix ad 3/29/12-4/7/12 or 3/28/12-4/6/12 has been posted on I Heart Publixand Addicted To Saving.

Disney Store: FREE Mouse Ears on March 28th

Head on over to the Disney Store Wednesday, March 28th, for your FREE silver Mickey Mouse ears.  They will be giving a pair to the first 250 people in the store. 

Thanks Penny Pinchin Mom

Ink Garden: FREE Placemat

Are you looking for a cute, customizable gift?  Ink Garden is offering a FREE placemat through 4/30 with code PLACEFREE.  You just pay $3.99 shipping!  You can customize with photos, text and clipart.  I am looking forward to making one for each of the kids.

Thanks Coupon Cravings

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Amazon: FREE Wiggles Summer 2011 Sampler MP3

My children are huge fans of The Wiggles.  Right now you can score 5 of their songs from The Wiggles 2011 Sampler album FREE on Amazon. 

Thanks Coupons Are Great