Entries from October 26, 2014 - November 1, 2014

Friday
Oct312014

Daylight Savings Time This Weekend: Chore List

Sure, you're probably looking forward to that extra hour of sleep you get each fall when we turn the clocks back. But a little more shut-eye (and the threat of being an hour early to work on Monday) aren't the only things Daylight Saving Time should signal. Use this time to take care of important biannual tasks around your home.

1. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
You’ve likely heard this one before, but it’s worth repeating. Take the time to make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order and have fresh batteries. Flames can consume a home in as little as five minutes, and the risk of dying in a fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. 

2. Flip your mattress.
To make sure your mattress wears evenly, you should flip it every six months. Got a pillowtop? Just rotate it instead of turning it over.

3. Wash your pillows.
Oils from your face, dead skin, and dust mites accumulate in your pillow over time, so they need a good cleaning twice a year. Owned a pillow for more than two years? Replace it.

4. Take stock of your medicine cabinet and pantry.
Now is a great time to declutter your stash of food and medical supplies. Toss anything that has expired.

5. Clean your fridge’s coils.
To keep your unit running efficiently, use your vacuum's wand to suck away layers of dirt and dust. 

6. Vacuum out your dryer’s vent and ducts.
Lint lodged in the vent pipes, the space behind the dryer, and ducts outside your home is often the cause of dryer fires. Your vacuum's crevice tool can help you get the job done.

7. Replace or clean filters around your house.
You should inspect the filters in your heating and air-conditioning units to make your systems are still running well, but also check the water filter in your fridge and HEPA filter in your vacuum. 

8. Clean the oven.
In preparation for holiday parties, make sure your kitchen is in tip-top shape by running your oven’s self-cleaning function — or getting on your hands and knees and doing some old-fashioned scrubbing.

9. Check your emergency kit.
If you’ve depleted your supply of flashlight batteries, bandage, and other just-in-case items over the past six months, use this time to restock.

Source: Goodhousekeeping.com

Friday
Oct312014

Target Cartwheel: High Value Candy Coupons

Friday
Oct312014

Win a Parents Magazine Subscription

Purex and Parents Magazine are giving away up to 8,999 Free subscriptions to Parents Magazine. Enter to win here!
Friday
Oct312014

Kroger: $5 off $25 Coupon

Kroger (or affiliates) shoppers can go here to add a $5 off a $25 purchase digital coupon when you enter code DIGITAL and then click "Load to Card"! The $5 will automatically be deducted from your total at the checkout when you scan your Kroger Plus Card. The coupon will be available on your card thru 1/7/15.

Thursday
Oct302014

Boo Bark

 

 

Boo Bark

16 oz chocolate candy coating
6 oz vanilla candy coating
Black sugar pearls
Candy and sprinkles in your favorite Halloween colors

You’ll also need:
9-in. by 13-in. pan
Parchment paper
Toothpicks

1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper allowing about an inch to extend above the rim on two sides for lifting.
2. Microwave candy coating in a heatproof bowl on medium. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth. Next melt vanilla candy coating in a separate bowl.
3. Pour chocolate coating into baking sheet. Working quickly, spread into an even layer. Then, carefully spoon about 10 small circles of vanilla candy coating on top of the melted chocolate.
4. Quickly use a toothpick to coerce the candy coating and define the floating ghosts by drawing a circle shape that comes to a curved pointed end. Keep the toothpick to the surface of the white coating. If you insert it too far in, it will start to mix with the chocolate coating. Place sugar pearls or confetti sprinkles in position for eyes and mouths.
5. Then top with various colorful sprinkles and candies around the ghosts.
6. Let set completely before cutting into pieces.

Note: If the chocolate starts to set before you have finished decorating, just pop it in a warmed oven for a minute or so to reheat the surface and allow the sprinkles to stick.

Source: Bakerella

Thursday
Oct302014

Free Shutterfly Photo Bag

Right now, new customers can get a FREE Reusable Shopping Bag! These have a value of $16.99 so this is a great freebie. You will have to pay shipping of around $7.99! 

Get your deal here. Ends Nov.1, 2014.

Thursday
Oct302014

Coupon Preview: Nov.2, 2014

Redplum 11/02

$1 off Advil children’s item, excl 1 oz suspension (exp 2/2)
$1 off Advil PM, 16 ct. (exp 12/7)
$1 off Advil regular or Film Coated, 40 ct. + (exp 12/7)
$1 off all laundry product, excl trial size (exp 12/14)
.45/1 Angel Soft bath tissue (exp 12/2)
.50/2 Angel Soft facial tissue (exp 12/2)
$1 off Angel Soft Fresh Lavender Scent, 12 rolls + (exp 12/2)
.40/1 C&H Organic 24 oz, or Washed 32 oz raw sugar (exp 1/3)
$1 off C&H Organic Blue Agave nectar bottle (exp 1/3)
$1 off C&H Quick Dissolve Superfine or Pourable Brown Sugar (exp 1/3)
.40/1 C&H sugar product, 2 lb. + (exp 1/3)
$2 off Centrum product, excl trial size (exp 12/31)
$2 off Centrum Silver item, excl trial size (exp 12/31)
$2 off Centrum Specialist or Flavor Burst item, excl trial size (exp 12/31)
B1G1 Dove Advanced Care deodorant, shampoo or conditioner (exp 11/16)
$1 off Dove Beauty Bar, 6 bar +, excl Men+Care and trial size (exp 11/30)
$1 off Dove body wash, 18 oz +, excl Men+Care and trial size (exp 11/30)
$2 off Ester-C product (exp 12/2)
$1 off Garnier Fructis style item, excl trial size (exp 11/29)
$1 off Garnier skincare item (exp 11/29)
$3 off Gillette Male disposable razor, excl trial size (exp 11/30)
$3 off Gillette Venus or Daisy disposable razor, excl trial size (exp 11/30)
$1.50 off Gold Bond Eczema Relief Cream, Diabetics Dry Skin Relief, or Rough & Bumpy Skin (exp 12/6)
$1.50 off Gold Bond lotion, 13 oz + (exp 12/6)
$1 off Gold Bond lotion or cream, 2-4.8.1 oz (exp 12/6)
$3/2 Head & Shoulders full size products, 400 mL/13.5 oz + (exp 11/30)
$2 off Head & Shoulders treatment item, 125 mL/4.2 oz + (exp 11/30)
.75/1 L’Oreal Kid’s item (exp 11/29)
$3 off L’Oreal Preference color, excl Preference Mousse Absolue (exp 11/29)
$2 off Maybelline face item (exp 11/29)
.50/1 Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough (exp 12/31)
$1 off Nexium 24HR item (exp 1/4)
$5 off Nexium 24HR item, 28-42 ct. (exp 11/15)
$4 off Osteo Bi-Flex Edge item (exp 12/1)
.50/1 Snuggle product (exp 12/14)
.45/1 Sparkle giant roll + (exp 12/2)
$1 off Thermacare Heatwrap 2 ct. +, or Coldwrap 1 ct. (exp 12/31)
$2 off TRESemme Wash & Care item, excl trial size (exp 11/30)
$3 off Uricalm Cranguard Daily Defense supplement, 60 ct (exp 3/31)

Smart Source 11/02

$2 off 4 Way Fast Acting nasal spray (exp 1/31)
$1 off Aveeno product (exp 12/31)
$2/2 Aveeno products (exp 12/31)
$1/5 Buddig Original packages, 2 oz (exp 2/28)
.75/1 Buddig Original, Deli Cuts or Premium Deli Cuts item, 8 oz + (exp 2/28)
.55/2 Carnation canned Evaporated Milk , 12 oz + (exp 12/31)
$1 off Disney or Marvel gummy vitamins (exp 12/17)
$1 off Don Francisco’s canned coffee (exp 12/13)
$1.50 off Don Francisco’s Family Reserve coffee or single serve (exp 12/13)
$1 off DulcoGas product, 18 ct. + (exp 12/31)
$1 off Dulcolax or Dulcoease 25 ct.+ or Dulcolax suppository 4 ct.+ (exp 12/31)
.50/1 Eggland’s Best eggs (exp 2/2)
$3 off Ensure Active multipack (exp 12/28)
$4/1 Ensure Active Protein drink multipack (exp 11/16)
$3/2 Ensure multipack (exp 12/28)
$1 off General Electric GE Reveal, Energy Smart, Energy Efficient soft white or LED lighting item (exp 12/31)
$1 off Glade automatic spray refill, or Plugins Scented Oil refill, 2 ct. (exp 12/6)
$2 off Glade Automatic Spray starter kit (exp 12/6)
.55/1 Glade jar candle or wax melt refill (exp 12/6)
$1/2 Glade Winter Collection items, excl solid air freshener (exp 12/6)
$1/2 Halls Drops single bags, 17 ct. + (exp 12/13)
$5 off ICaps eye vitamin formula (exp 12/31)
.75/2 Libby’s canned pumpkin, 15 oz + (exp 12/31)
$2 off Lubriderm product, 6 oz + (exp 12/31)
$2/2 Nature Made products (exp 12/2)
$1.50 off Nescafe Taster’s Choice, 7 oz + (exp 12/28)
.50/1 New York brand frozen product (exp 1/4)
$1/4 Nissin Big Cup noodles (exp 1/4)
$1/3 Nissin Chow Mein (exp 1/4)
$3 off NoDoz Alertness Aid, 60 ct. (exp 12/31)
$1 off Old El Paso frozen entree (exp 1/25)
$1 off Old Wisconsin snack bite, snack stick or summer sausage (exp 2/28)
$8 off Oxytrol for Women 8 patches – 32 day supply (exp 12/14)
$4 off Oxytrol for Women item (exp 12/14)
.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent dinner rolls, excl twin pk (exp 1/24)
.30/2 Pillsbury refrigerated Grands! biscuits (exp 1/24)
.50/2 Pillsbury rolled refrigerated pie crusts (exp 1/24)
.40/2 Pillsbury sweet rolls, Grands! sweet rolls, or Cinnabon Bakery inspired cinnamon rolls (exp 1/24)
.25/1 Progresso canned Vegetable Classics soup (exp 12/27)
.50/2 Progresso products, excl Pasta Bowl (exp 12/27)
$1 off Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz (exp 12/28)
$1/2 Purell products (exp 12/28)
$1 off Pyrex bakeware, prepware or storage (exp 1/31)
$3 off RoC Anti-Aging item, excl trial size (exp 12/31)
$1 off RubberMaid Easy Find Lids or (2) TakeAlong items (exp 12/27)
.75/2 Skippy peanut butter or spread items, 15 oz + (exp 12/29)
$1/2 Spam products, 12 oz (exp 12/29)
$1 off Star Wars gummy vitamins (exp 12/17)
$3 off Systane lubricant eye drops formula, 10 mL + (exp 12/31)
$2.50 off Theraflu product (exp 11/16)
$2.50 off Triaminic product, 4 oz (exp 11/16)
$4 off Zantac product, 24 ct. + (exp 12/31)

Thursday
Oct302014

Starbucks: $3 Grande Frappuccino

Through October 31st, Starbucks stores are offering ANY Grande Frappuccino for just $3 after 2PM (including their limited edition Franken Frappuccino, a Green Tea Frappuccino made with peppermint syrup, white chocolate sauce, java chips and topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle)