Thursday, September 30, 2010

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for $1

This is a fantastic deal!  Get a $25 Restaurant gift certificate for only $1!  This offer is available 9/30-10/1, so buy now! 

I have purchased from in the past.  It’s a great way to treat yourself to discounted night out. 

Most of these certificates have a minimum purchase requirement and some can only be used on certain days.  Please read the fine print before purchasing!

White Castle – FREE Garlic Cheese Slider

Like White Castle on Facebook and print a coupon for a FREE Garlic Cheese slider.  Look under the ‘Promotions’ tab.

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Free Chips & Queso at Chili’s

Chili's Free Chip and Queso

If you haven’t taken advantage of this offer yet, it’s still available.  Sign up for Chili’s E-mail Club and print a coupon for FREE chips & queso.  This would be great if you’re planning to go out for dinner this weekend!

Print your coupons now!

It’s the end of the month!  That means that will be reseting tomorrow.  Print your coupons now before they are gone!

Here’s what I am printing:

$1 off Crisco Olive Oil
$2 off Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals
$2 off Huggies Baby Wipes 320 count or larger
$1 off any Kahiki product
B1G1 free Edge Shave Gel

Another Groupon Deal

If you missed out on all of the previous Groupon deals, here’s another chance!  Once again, Groupon is offering a great deal at  For $10 you can get $20 of products at AND shipping is included! (Please note that if you purchased a Groupon previously in another city (or do so in the future on another city’s page), you will not be able to redeem the additional Groupons on carries health & beauty products, household essentials, and more. They even have a Savings Center with e-coupons so you can save even more.
I highly recommend buying this Groupon if you haven’t already!! You could save on products that you buy all the time, but don’t go on sale that often. I’m thinking about buying trash bags and paper towels. I never seem to find a good deal on these items.

Here’s how to get this deal:

1. Sign in or register for Groupon HERE.
2. Select Los Angeles as your city. Look for the “More Great Deals Nearby” on the right side of the screen.  This is an online Groupon deal that is available to anyone.
3. Complete your purchase.

FREE 8×10 Photo Collage at Walgreens

Today and tomorrow (9/30-10/1), Walgreens is offering a FREE 8×10 photo collage.  Just use code FBCOLL at checkout.  Choose in-store pick-up and shipping will be free, too!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom.

Tip of the Day 9/30/10 – Frugal = Fun!

Check out a guest post at Shopping Kim about Making Your Frugal Lifestyle Fun.  The article discusses ideas to help your kids with your frugal lifestyle.

I like the idea of making bargain hunting a game.  I think that’s one reason why I stick with couponing.  It’s a challenge to see just how much I can save!

$5 off $15 at TGI Friday’s

Click HERE to print a coupon for $5 off a $15+ purchase at TGI Friday’s.  Expires 10/9/10.

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Free Sample of Shout Color Catcher

Click HERE to receive a FREE sample of Shout Color Catcher.

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Reminder – FREE Kobari Beef Today!

See the details HERE.

Guest Post: Freezer Cooking

Cristi from The King’s Court IV shares her secrets for successful freezer cooking.  Thanks for the great information, Cristi.  Enjoy!

Each month I have a “Baking Day” in which I prepare meals for those crazy days when there’s not enough time nor hands to get anything accomplished!  Especially with school back in, and school-related activities are always going on, those late nights can take a toll quickly!  It’s always easy to stop at a local fast-food place and grab a bite to eat, but for most of us it’s not budget-friendly, nor the healthiest of choices.

Here are some tips that have helped me in preparation for my Freezer Cooking Days:

* Start by making a MENU of what meal(s) you would like to cook! Try to plan some of your meals around a few key items so that way you are not spending a lot of money buying items that you’ll only use once or twice. For example, for one package of blueberries I can make blueberry pancakes to freeze and use the rest for muffins!

* Make a grocery LIST of all of the ingredients that you’ll need for each recipe! Trust me, this really does help and will prevent you from making last minute trips to the store while you are in the middle of cooking!  Also, make note of which ingredients you’ll use in more than one recipe and tally up the amounts you’ll need, so that you don’t come up short or purchase too much! 

* Tried and TRUE—it may seem like no time is the right time, but if you don’t start, you’ll never finish! 

*Get started, what are you waiting for?!?  You’ve made your lists, have your menu planned, and have ALL of the ingredients you need… Get prepping!  To further reduce stress, you can do some prep work the day before!   Chopping/dicing veggies, or combining dry mixes for muffins/pancakes/breads/etc, beforehand to lessen the load really does help and saves on cooking time!  Just put them in their appropriate storage containers overnight and see how much faster it goes!

* Prep your kids too (if you have any)!!  Outline activities for them to do in order to keep them busy while you’re cooking, to allow you to get everything done!

* Start EARLY in the morning!  Make sure you clean that kitchen the night before and start your day early!  This allows you to pace yourself and have the whole day to cook your meals!

* Freezer cooking isn’t for the faint of heart, especially if you have kids… you know how hectic things can get!  One piece of advice (not that I haven’t given you several already!) —DO NOT GET STRESSED!  Remember, IT’S JUST FOOD!  It doesn’t matter if you’ve made every dish on your menu plan, IT’S OK!  You gave it the “college try”, lessons have been learned, and you’ll be better prepared for your next one! Plus, the sense of relief when your day is done and you see all of the meals you just prepared… it’s priceless!  For examples of some of Baking/Freezer Cooking Days and recipes, go here!

Cristi King, author of The King’s Court IV
I’m a full-time working, wife and mother of 2 who’s been blogging since December 2009.  My goal of The King’s Court IV is to provide money-saving tips, great store deals, fabulous recipes, and share the stories of my life for all to enjoy!  Thanks so much to Tara for inviting me to be a guest on her wonderful blog!

Walgreens Instant Win Game

Walgreens has a new instant win game HERE.  You could instantly win a $25, $50, or $1,000 Walgreens gift card.  You can play once per day until 10/31/10.

Let me know if you win!

New Quiznos Coupon

Click HERE to print another Quiznos coupon.

Get FREE Chips & a Regular fountain drink when you buy a regular sub, large sub, or regular chopped salad.  Expires 10/11/10.

25% off at has women’s shoes marked up to 75% off.  You can also use code 25OFF at checkout to receive an additional 25% off.  Offer expires 10/2/10.

Tip of the Day 9/29/10 – Cupcake Stands

3 Boys And a Dog has compiled a list of 8 ideas for cupcake stands. 

I think these are so cute.  Now that I know how versatile they are, I might have to buy one if I find a clearance deal!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog Hop Skip & Jump Wednesday

Thanks for following!  Click the icons below to find even more great blogs to follow.  Happy Wednesday!

Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday

What’s for Dinner? Spinach & Cottage Cheese Shells

I know what you’re thinking….ewwww gross….spinach….yuck.  I’m not a spinach eater either, and I love this recipe.  Give it a try.

Spinach & Cottage Cheese Stuffed Shells (original recipe courtesy of – tweaked by me!)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Serves 6


  • 24  jumbo pasta shells
  • 1  15-oz. container low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2  cups  shredded mozzarella (I used a pizza blend)
  • 1  10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (I use a white tea towel to wring out the excess water)
  • 1  large egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of pumpkin pie spice (the original recipe called for nutmeg, but I didn’t have any)
  • 1  26-oz. jar spaghetti sauce


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Rinse in cold water.  While pasta cooks, stir together cottage cheese, 1 cup cheese, spinach, egg, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and pumpkin pie spice.
2. Spread 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce over bottom of baking dish. Fill shells with cheese-and-spinach mixture and place in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over shells and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
3. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes, until bubbly and cheese begins to brown.

This is a very yummy recipe that is the newest addition to my recipe box.  My finicky toddler ate spinach!  That tells you how good this is.  You could also sneak some pureed carrots into the sauce for extra veggies.

Pier 1 Coupons

Click HERE to print 2 new coupons for Pier 1 Imports.

  • $5 off $15+ purchase
  • Free reed diffuser with a $30 purchase

Both coupons expire 10/11/10.

Thanks, Happy Deal-Happy Day!

Follow Me Back Tuesday


To-the-TOP Tuesday

Check out the Tuesday blog hops to find some new blogs, giveaways, and more!

EXPIRED Tip of the Day 9/28/10 – Free Kobari Beef on 9/29

Go to Panda Express’ Facebook page to print a coupon for FREE Kobari Beef on Wednesday, 9/29/10.

Coupon valid at participating locations while supplies last on Wednesday, September 29th. No purchase necessary. One coupon per person.

Go to the store locator to find your nearest location.  You might want to call ahead to make sure your store is participating.

Thanks, CouponSTL.

EXPIRED Free Rental from Blockbuster Express

Get a FREE one-night DVD rental from Blockbuster Express with code SSD19B.  Expires 9/30/10.

Find a Blockbuster Express in your area. 

Thanks, Coupon Cravings.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sign up with Enfamil to receive $250 in FREE gifts.

Join Enfamil Family Beginnings and get up to $250 in free gifts, and trusted advice for the amazing journey ahead.  This offer tends to fill up quickly, so sign up now if you are at all interested.

This is a great program.  I signed up for it when I was expecting and frequently received formula checks in the mail.  Formula checks can be used just like cash (to buy formula) and can be combined with coupons.  Another tip – formula checks are accepted at Sam’s Club.

Facebook coupon – FREE John Frieda Root Awakening at Ulta

Like John Frieda’s Facebook page HERE and print a coupon for a FREE full-size bottle of John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo or condition at Ulta.  Expires 10/2/10 or while supplies last.

Awesome Groupon Deal – $10 for $20 of products at

There is another awesome Groupon deal available today.  For $10 you can get $20 of products at AND shipping is included!   (Please note that if you purchased a Groupon previously in another city (or do so in the future on another city’s page), you will not be able to redeem the additional Groupons on carries health & beauty products, household essentials, and more.  They even have a Savings Center with e-coupons so you can save even more. 

I highly recommend buying this Groupon!!  You could save on products that you buy all the time, but don’t go on sale that often.  I’m thinking about buying trash bags and paper towels.  I never seem to find a good deal on these items. 

Here’s how to get this deal:
1.  Sign in or register for Groupon HERE.
2.  Select Atlanta as your city.  This is an online Groupon deal that is available to anyone.
3.  Complete your purchase.

Tip of the Day 9/27/10 – Household Tips

Penny Pinchin’ Mom has a great post titled .

Do you have any household cleaning tips to share?  

Penny Pinchin Mom

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Quiznos coupon

Quiznos has released another coupon.
  • Get $1 off 1 sub, $2 off 2 subs, or $3 off 3 subs.  Expires 10/6/10.

See other Quiznos coupons HERE (exp 10/4) and HERE (exp 10/1).

Campbell’s Coupons

Go HERE to print some high value coupons for Campbell’s soup. 

I just “bought” FREE soup last week with the $1 off one Campbell’s Select Harvest soup coupon.

25% off at OshKosh

Print THIS coupon for 25% off your entire purchase at OshKosh.  In stores only.  Expires 9/29/10.

25% off at Carter’s

Print THIS coupon for 25% off your entire purchase at Carter’s.  In store only.  Expires 9/29/10.

EXPIRED $5 off DSW Online Orders & Free Shipping on $35+

Use offer code 106 at checkout to get $5 off your DSW order.  Expires 9/27/10.

DSW Rewards members also get FREE shipping on orders of $35+ with code SHIPR.  DSW Rewards is free to join.  Members earn points for purchases which are redeemed for $10 rewards certificates.

Also, DSW Rewards members get double points through 9/27/10.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

50% off Gap Denim Today from 12-3pm

Today between 12-3pm, mention the word FLASH at checkout to receive 50% off your Gap denim purchase (regular price items only)!

If you purchased the Gap Groupon a few weeks ago, I’m not sure if you can combine that with this sale.  If you’re going to the mall anyway, it’s worth a try.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free or Cheap Bamboo Kitchen Items at One Kings Lane!

There is an awesome sale today at One Kings Lane.  Core Bamboo kitchen utensils, bowls, and other accessories are on sale.  There are several items you can get for FREE or cheap after your $15 credit for signing up.  The bowl above would cost $4.95 shipped.  The salad tongs would be FREE shipped!

Sign up HERE to get a $15 credit in your account and start shopping!  Hurry – I’m sure these deals will sell out fast.

I ordered this 6 piece bamboo utensil set and paid $2.95 shipped!  What did you buy?

Reminder – Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day! That means you have an increased chance of winning more Swag Bucks – up to 1,000 on a single search. Wow…that would be awesome!!

If you haven’t signed up for Swag Bucks yet, do it now! You will get 30 Swag Bucks just for registering. This is a great way to earn gift cards for something you already do.

Search & Win

What is Swag Bucks? Swag Bucks rewards you with “digital dollars” for things you do on the web. Using the Swag Bucks search engine is the easiest way to earn bucks. You can download the toolbar and use it for all your web searches. Other ways to earn bucks include polls, surveys, online shopping, inviting friends to join, and more!

What can you get with these Swag Bucks? Gift cards, movies & music, school supplies, clothing, health & beauty items, etc, etc, etc. 450 Swag Bucks can be redeemed for a $5 Amazon gift card. That’s my favorite prize. I recently discovered that (a huge online retailer of shoes & handbags) is an affiliate of Amazon. That means these Amazon gift cards can also be used to purchase items at Free shoes and handbags for me!

Tip of the Day 9/24/10 – Cheap Halloween Costumes for Babies & Toddlers

Halloween costumes can be expensive.  Especially for babies and toddlers who want nothing to do with them.  My son was an ear of corn for his first Halloween, and the costume stayed on long enough to take a picture.  He hated it.  Luckily I bought it secondhand, so it wasn’t too expensive, but still.  For his second Halloween, I tried something new.  I bought sheriff pajamas.  Costume & sleepwear….genius!

Kohl’s & Old Navy have some really cute pajamas that can double as costumes.  Skeleton, pumpkin, pirate, race car driver, fireman, angel, ballerina – these are all so adorable, versatile, and cheaper than regular costumes. also has some great DIY costume ideas.

My toddler is going to be a Mizzou football player this year.  We already have the jersey, so he just needs black pants and homemade shoulder pads.  Mom & Dad are going as referees.

What are your kids going to be for Halloween?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Quiznos Coupons

Quiznos has 2 new coupons available HERE.
  • $1 off when you buy any Choose 2 combo meal
  • $2 off a regular or large sub

Both coupons expire 10/4/10.

Pay $20 for $40 of Diapering Products at!

Plum District is offering a $40 voucher for diapers at for only $20!!  What a great deal!

This certificate expires 11/30/10 and can only be used on products in the Diapering category.  Shipping is FREE on orders of $49+.  This is a great deal if you need diapers and want to avoid a trip to the store!  I have ordered from in the past and was very impressed with the quick shipping and reasonable prices.

Sign up for Plum District HERE.

FREE Mascara at Sephora inside JCPenney

If you have a Sephora inside your local JCPenney, take THIS coupon with you to receive FREE mascara.  Expires 10/22/10.

Thanks, Penny Pinchin’ Mom!

Tip of the Day 9/23/10 – Wines Bottles & Boots

Use wine bottles as boot shapers.  

Just slide the a bottle inside each boot when storing them so they keep their shape and stand up straight.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Think of Me Thursday

Stop by & Belly Charms to find some new blogs!

Free Cottonelle Wipes for you & a friend

Go HERE and sign up to receive a coupon for a free tub of Cottonelle Wipes.  You have to provide a name and e-mail address for a friend.

Blog Hop Skip & Jump Wednesday

Jessica’s Coupons and The Coupon Scoop are hosing Blog Hop Skip & Jump Wednesday.  Check it out and find some new blogs to follow.

9/22 Groupon Deal – $10 for $20 of products at!

Groupon is offering a certificate for $20 of products for only $10.  1-2 day shipping is included in that price!  Be sure to visit the Savings Center to view the week’s best deals. sells Health, Beauty, & Household products and is a sister site to  This Groupon is only good at

To get this Groupon:
1.  Login or sign up for Groupon HERE.
2.  Click the “Visit More Cities” tab at the top and select Long Island as your city.  This is an online Groupon deal so it is available to anyone – no matter where you live.
3.  Complete your purchase.  This offer is available today (9/22) only.
4.  Your Groupon will be delivered to your e-mail address within 24 hours.  Limit 1 per person, but additional Groupons can be bought as gifts.  Expires 12/23/10.

This is a really great deal, so I would get it now if you are interested!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

$10 off $30 at Pier One

Go to print a coupon for $10 off $30 at Pier 1 Imports.  Expires 10/3/10.

There is also a coupon for a FREE reusable bag (up to $4) with any $25 purchase.   I’m not sure if these coupons can be combined, but you can always ask at the register

Thanks, Saving with Shellie!

Tip of the Day 9/22/10 – High Value Pampers Coupon

Sign up HERE to receive a $1 Pampers Thick Care coupon by mail.  Match this with a sale and you will have cheap wipes.


Join and you will be registered to win free diapers for a year from .   members also receive special offers and discounts.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It’s almost here….


Red Envelope Deals

Get $5 off $50 your order OR $20 off $100 your order at Red Envelope.  Expires 9/30/10.

Red Envelope has lots of unique personalized gift ideas for every occasion.
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