Entries from February 17, 2013 - February 23, 2013

Saturday
Feb232013

Auntie Anne's: Win $25,000, VISA Gift Cards, More

Auntie Anne's has just released a sweet new instant win game! You could win:

  • Ten (10) First Prizes (five in January, 5 in March): An Apple iPad mini. ARV: $329
  • Ten (10) Second Prizes (five in January, 5 in March): Coca-Cola beverages for a year, awarded as 52 coupons good for a 21-ounce fountain beverage valid at participating Auntie Anne’s locations. ARV: $93
  • Twenty-Five (25) First Prizes (available in February only): a $25 VISA gift card

Sweeps ends March 31, 2013. Enter here, good luck!

Saturday
Feb232013

Redbox: 10 Days of Deals

Through 2/26, Redbox is offering 10 Days of Deals on Redbox rentals! Just text the word SPECIAL to 727272.

Here are the discounts:

  • A 50¢ discount on your first rental day of any disc
  • 50% off of a 1-day game rental
  • $1 off of a 1-day game rental
  • Rent one DVD and get another one free for your rental day
  • Upgrade from a DVD to a Blu-ray Disc for free for your first rental day
Saturday
Feb232013

How America Shops: All You Infographic

Check out this really cool All You Infographic-

Saturday
Feb232013

Plink: Free $5 Gift Card

Plink

Have you tried Plink yet? You get PAID for shopping and eating out! They are also giving away a FREE $5 sign up bonus! I just signed up and it was a quick and easy sign up. I am going out to eat soon and can't wait to earn some rewards.

Just go here to sign up and start adding deals to your wallet.

Saturday
Feb232013

50 Easy Cake Mix Recipes

 

 

 

Here are 50 delicious recipes!





Photo credit: Six Sister's

Saturday
Feb232013

Disney: Free DVD + Coupons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* A complete tour of the 4 Theme Parks, 2 Water Parks and over 20 Resort hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
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* Pocket-sized planning guides, planning tips, and information on special events, and more!

Click below!

Friday
Feb222013

Krispy Kreme Copycat Recipe

Here's how to make your own Krispy Kreme donuts at home!

This yields 10-12 regular-sized doughnuts.

Doughnut Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour, divided
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • vegetable oil for frying

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Doughnut Directions:

  1. Heat the milk to 100 degrees.  You can do this in the microwave or on the stove top.
  2. Stir in the yeast until it is dissolved or close to dissolved.
  3. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and mix in 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the bread flour. Stir until smooth.
  4. Cover the bowl (I like to use my cloth bowl covers for this) to prevent drying out and place in a warm spot to rise.
  5. When the batter has doubled in size (about an hour, depending on the temperature of your house), add it to a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  6. Add the egg yolks, superfine sugar, and salt. Mix on low speed until smooth.
  7. Mix in vanilla extract and butter until smooth.  
  8. With the mixer running, slowly add the rest of the flour (1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons). Keep mixing until the batter just comes together into a smooth dough. It will be quite wet and sticky, but should be able to hold together as one “lump” of dough. If not, add a bit more flour, one tablespoon at a time.
  9. Lift the ball of dough up and brush the bottom of the bowl lightly with vegetable oil.  
  10. Cover the bowl again and place in a warm spot to rise.
  11. Once the dough has doubled in size (another hour or so), refrigerate it for 15 minutes. This will make it easier to roll out.
  12. On a well-floured surface, gently roll out the dough to about 3/8” to 1/2” thickness.
  13. Use cookie cutters to stamp out whatever shapes you like.  I used a 3 1/2" circle for the large doughnuts with a 1 1/4" hole.  For the minis, I used a 1 1/2" circle with a 15/16" hole (all of these cutters come in the same set).  Save the holes to fry up as well, or roll the batter out again to make more doughnuts.
  14. Place the stamped dough on a parchment- or Silpat-lined cookie sheet, cover with plastic, and allow to rise again in a warm spot.
  15. Once the doughnuts are almost doubled in size (another hour or so), heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer until it reaches 360 F.  I strongly prefer to fry in a deep fryer.  It keeps everything so much cleaner and perfectly regulates the temperature.
  16. Fry the doughnuts in batches until golden brown on each side (you'll need to flip them mid-fry). The total frying time will be under 2 minutes. Use tongs to flip and retrieve them.
  17. Set hot doughnuts on paper towels to absorb extra oil.

Glaze Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. 
  2. Drizzle over piping hot doughnuts.
Friday
Feb222013

All You: Win $1,000 Smart Shoppers

Do you consider yourself a smart shopper? How would you like to win $1,000? To enter, consumers are asked to submit a 60-second video describing their favorite smart shopping strategy and a deal that put this strategy to work.  The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash card, become a guest blogger on allyou.com and be profiled in the magazine. Two runners-up will win $250

Finalists’ videos will be showcased on allyou.com from April 15 to May 24, 2013 where users can vote for their favorite and win gift cards from their favorite retailers.

Apply here, good luck!

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And have you seen us in All You magazine March issue? Here's the article!