Let’s talk breakfast. What are your favorite breakfast meals? We tend to eat a lot of eggs – thanks to our darling chickens. We’ll eat scrambled eggs, make omelets and on most days make a basic egg sandwich with toast and slice of cheddar cheese. It’s easy and the kids like it. On school days we’ll do cereal or oatmeal. I’m hoping for a good oatmeal sale soon – Quaker usually goes on sale in October and then again in January – both times to stock up. Hoping we can get it for under $1 a box. I believe there is a $1/2 Quaker coupon coming this Sunday in the Moments to Save insert!
I wanted to share this recipe I found for Martha Stewart Breakfast Cookies, in her September Martha Stewart Living magazine (page 62). These “cookies” have a ton of ingredients – rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut. . .the list goes on and one – but they look amazing and filling. One day I might make them – I’m pretty sure my kids would devour them, they’d be good to grab as we’re heading out the door, and I’m sure my kids would think they were getting away with something having a cookie for breakfast. For them, I’d leave out the coffee pictured. 🙂 Would you make these or do you have a recipe for something similar you want to share?
Future Couponer Contest – I’m SUPER excited to announce my latest giveaway/contest. I’m giving away some serious Amazon cash. Just send in a photo of your future couponer and you’ll be entered to win! Learn more about the Future Couponer contest here.
Remember my broody chicken? Well I have an update about her that should publish later this morning, around 10, so check back “hen” if you want the scoop.
Don’t miss this HOT coupon for buy one, get one FREE Schick Disposable Razor packs (excludes 2 pack), up to a $10.50 value! Click on personal care to find it easily. Seriously, even if you don’t shave (and I don’t care, that’s your beees-ness) this is a good coupon to print because it’s a fantastic product to donate to shelters and food banks.
Print a coupon for $10 off your $20 Body Shop purchase! Valid September 27 – 30. Yay!
Grab this coupon for $1.50 off Bailey’s creamer, it won’t last long.
Michael’s is having a Friends & Family sale – print a coupon for 25% off your entire purchase – including sale items! It’s valid September 27 – 29. This is a great coupon and it might actually be enough to get me to pack the kids up and head to the store today. I’m feeling crafty!
Check back later today for a list of the coupons we plan to see this weekend! We should see FOUR coupon inserts. It’s gonna be a biggie so sharpen those scissors!
Yesterday I went to Kohl’s to check out their Grand Opening Sale (going on at all stores, not just new ones). Kohl’s had sent me a $50 gift card to see what kind of deals I could find and I also had a 20% off home mailer coupon. I would recommend checking it out! There were racks and racks of 50-70% off items. I got a dress at 90% off (only $5.80 + 20% off) and a scarf at 90% (only $2.90 + 20% off). They also have scratch cards at checkout for an 15-30% off. I’ll post about my shopping trip later today AND I’ll be giving away a $50 Kohl’s gift card!
Bonus tip – With a lot of the bigger discounts you need to use your Kohl’s charge card as payment, right? Well I recommend picking up a Kohl’s gift card at Safeway for about the amount you plan to spend (you’ll earn gas points), use the gift card for a portion of your purchase and use your Kohl’s charge for just a small portion to get the discount. Send in the payment right away (or do it immediately at customer service) to avoid interest charges. I did that today – I was able to use my gift card and then only had to charge a small amount to keep my 20% off discount!
RECIPES & MEAL PLANNING
Last night we had another crockpot meal, surprise, surprise! It was delicious. A reader submitted recipe for the Crock-tober series, we made Chicken Santa Fe. Basically it’s a combination of chicken, beans, salsa, cream cheese and corn. It was yum! I promise I’ll start sharing the recipes as soon as October rolls around. I really want to share them now, but then that would be Crock-tember and that, well, that’s not my series name. 🙂
If you have a favorite italian sausage recipe, there is a $2 coupon for Johnsonville Sausage that I think should give you a decent discount! I’ve never cooked with this before – what would YOU use it for?
Still no idea what’s for dinner tonight, what are you having at your place? What were your favorite deals in this week’s grocery ads?
FOR THE LOCAL NW FOLKS
Got kids? The presale starts TONIGHT for the LMNOP Consignment Sale. The sale runs september 27, 28, 29, 30 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds Sokolik Building! Learn more about the sale here. Don’t live in the area? Check your community for a consignment sale – it’s a great way to make some extra cash and clean out unnecessary clothes and toys!
Northwest folks – BIG news from the News Tribune came in yesterday. They are reinstating the couponer’s special of $1.25/paper! You complained and they listened! Unfortunately it’s for current or past customers, not for new subscribers (bummer!). Learn more here
ONLINE DISCOUNTS & PROMO CODES
Amazon Gold Box dea of the day today is the T3 73522 Mane Tamer Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron, Black, 1.75 inch – $59.99 (reg. $99)
REI’s Gold Box deal of the day are these Men’s TEVA sandals for $29.93, down from $80. They ship FREE to store or to your house with a $50 purchase.
Shutterfly takes $10 off orders of $10 or more with coupon code MUSTSHOPNOW with shipping starts at $1.79, but orders $30+ qualify for free shipping with coupon code SHIP30 (I haven’t verified that you can stack the coupons). (Thanks, Deal News!)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
What are your plans today?