Seattle’s Best Coffee Coupons = $3.75 in savings

Need some caffeine? Here are a few coffee coupons:


$1.25 off one Seattle's Best Coffee
$1.25 off one Seattle's Best Coffee
$1.25 off one Seattle's Best Coffee
$1.25 off one Seattle's Best Coffee

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How to cook Spaghetti Squash – Tutorial

Have you even heard of Spaghetti Squash?  Most likely not.  But if you give it a try you may find it as versatile as I do.

Many of my friends have no idea what the yellow football shaped squash is… much less, how to prepare it for dinner.

It has a buttery taste that can be paired with many types of cuisines. It is very easy to prepare. Most of the time, I just cut it open scoop out the seeds and stick it in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes. But, today I am cooking it with other vegetables in the oven.

This is the mysterious Spaghetti Squash. It can be found easily in every grocery store around.
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With a chef’s knife, cut the squash in half. *This is the hardest part of preparation. Be careful, the shape is sometimes hard to handle and getting through the skin can be tiresome. The inside is hollow with seeds, so once the knife has punctured the skin it can be easily maneuvered to split into two halves.

Scrape out the seeds with a spoon.
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Rub Extra Virgin Olive Oil all over the inside of each half of the Squash. Season with salt and pepper.
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You can bake just like this, but I like to put extra vegetables in the squash for added flavor. And it looks pretty!
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Bake at 375F for 20 -30 minutes.

Let cool.

Scrape inside of Squash with fork before serving.

The texture of this spaghetti looking squash is much they same as an over cooked noodle.  Sorry to all the al-dente eaters out there.  You can actually use the squash in place if noodles if you like or just use it as a fun vegetable.

I find this squash very useful in our gluten free diet adventures.  It has a rich buttery taste that pairs well with most foods.
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Enjoy!

How to Start Using Coupons


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How to start couponing….

The first key to saving money is to get multiple inserts of the Sunday Paper. They can be found at the .99 cent store for $1.00 that is a savings of .75 cents!
The coupons are usually with the magazine section that is wrapped in the funny paper.
There are three kinds of inserts: the Redplum, the SmartSource and the once a month and Procter and Gamble (P&G) Brand Saver.

Tip: There are not coupons on Holiday weekends.

Once you have your coupon inserts, now it is time to get to know the stores in your area.
Read the sales ad carefully, ask questions such as:

Does your store double or triple coupons? double means two times the amount of the coupon and triple means three times the amount of the coupon
At most stores, your coupon will be accepted at face value. BUT some stores double or even triple coupons. So a .50 cent coupon that is doubled will be worth $1.00. and a .35 cent coupon that is tripled will now be worth $1.05.
This saving can quickly add up and you may even be getting the product for free.

What are the maximum value to double or triple coupons?
In other words what is the highest amount of a coupon that will triple? Usually up to and including 35 cents.
And what is the highest amount of a coupon that will double? Usually it is up to an including 50 cents.

How many like coupons will double/ triple? If I am buying three toothpastes and I have three coupons for 35 cents each. Will they triple only the first coupon only or all three. This depends on the store policy.

Can you combine store coupons with manufacturer coupons?
Store coupons are only to be used at a specific retailer They can be found in the sales add or in home mailers. They are usually identified with the store logo. Look carefully because all in ad coupons are not store coupons. They may be manufacturer coupons. What you need to investigate is if you can combine the store coupon and a manufacturer coupon for the same item. Some stores will let you do this.

Do they accept competitor coupons? Will they take other stores coupons? For example can you bring in a coupon for a gift card with new prescription from another pharmacy and have the coupon honored.

You will find that these policies vary by store.

Take advantage of store loyalty cards.
They will help you save more money. But make sure you always give your card to the cashier first, or at least before any coupons. Sometimes it is the only way that you will be able to get sale prices or the double / triple coupons.

The key to saving money, is to combine the lowest sale price of an item that you can find with a coupon. Combining the two will provide the best savings.

Frugal Cleaning Options – ABC News Story

Frugal Spring Cleaning Options

Spring is a time that plants start to grow and we all seem to want to clean and get rid of things.
With that in mind, there is no reason to head to the store to buy lots of new cleaning products. 
You probably already have these handy items in your house. 
So, save yourself some money this Spring and give the homemade cleaners a try.

Scrubbing Powder – Ajax type cleaner

In a bowl, mix
1 cup Borax
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Salt
Use for cleaning the toilet, sinks, counters, tubs and showers

Floor Cleaner

In a bucket, Mix 3 drops Dishwashing Detergent with
1 cup White Vinegar
1 cup Alcohol
1 cup Water
Clean floors the rinse with water

Or   another option for sparkling floors

In a bucket of water, mix ½ cup Baking Soda and clean away all the dirt on your floors

Oven Cleaner

Sprinkle Baking Soda in the oven
Spray with water
Let set over night
Scrub then rinse the oven clean

Clean the Shower Curtain

Place Baking Soda on a damp sponge
Scrub the hard water stains on the shower curtain and rinse clean

Deodorize Carpets

No need to buy expensive carpet deodorizers when you have Baking Soda in the house.
Just sprinkle Baking Soda on your carpets, let set for a few minutes or over night for hefty deodorizing and vacuum.

All purpose Counter Top Cleaner

Clean all your counter tops with a spritz of Vinegar on a damp cloth.

Clean and Deodorize the Garbage Disposal

Place ½ cup of Baking Soda in your garbage disposal
Heat ½ cup of White Vinegar then pour down the disposal
Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse and run the garbage disposal

Clean the Microwave

Place ½ cup Vinegar and ½ cup Water in a microwave safe bowl.
Heat to boiling in microwave
Leave in the microwave for a few minutes to deodorize and loosen all the dried splatters of food
Then wipe clean with a damp sponge.

Clean and Deodorize the Toilet Bowl

Pour Four Cups of Vinegar in the toilet
Set overnight
Scrub the bowl in the morning

Windows and Mirrors

Use equal parts Vinegar and Water, in a Spray Bottle, to create a powerful streak free cleaner.
½ cup Vinegar
½ cup Water
Written By:  Nora Kapche Owner  CouponContessa.com

Homemade Cleaners = Saving Money

Frugal Cleaning Options

 

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There is no reason to head to the store to buy lots of new cleaning products. You probably already have these handy items in your house. So, save yourself some money and give the homemade cleaners a try.
 
Scrubbing Powder – Ajax type cleaner
In a bowl, mix
1 cup Borax
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Salt
Use for cleaning the toilet, sinks, counters, tubs and showers
Floor Cleaner
In a bucket, Mix 3 drops Dishwashing Detergent with
1 cup White Vinegar
1 cup Alcohol
1 cup Water
Clean floors the rinse with water
Or another option for sparkling floors
In a bucket of water, mix ½ cup Baking Soda and clean away all the dirt on your floors
Oven Cleaner
Sprinkle Baking Soda in the oven
Spray with water
Let set over night
Scrub then rinse the oven clean
Clean the Shower Curtain
Place Baking Soda on a damp sponge
Scrub the hard water stains on the shower curtain and rinse clean
Deodorize Carpets
No need to buy expensive carpet deodorizers when you have Baking Soda in the house.
Just sprinkle Baking Soda on your carpets, let set for a few minutes or over night for hefty deodorizing and vacuum.
All purpose Counter Top Cleaner
Clean all your counter tops with a spritz of Vinegar on a damp cloth.
Clean and Deodorize the Garbage Disposal
Place ½ cup of Baking Soda in your garbage disposal
Heat ½ cup of White Vinegar then pour down the disposal
Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse and run the garbage disposal
Clean the Microwave
Place ½ cup Vinegar and ½ cup Water in a microwave safe bowl.
Heat to boiling in microwave
Leave in the microwave for a few minutes to deodorize and loosen all the dried splatters of food
Then wipe clean with a damp sponge.
Clean and Deodorize the Toilet Bowl
Pour Four Cups of Vinegar in the toilet
Set overnight
Scrub the bowl in the morning
Windows and Mirrors
Use equal parts Vinegar and Water, in a Spray Bottle, to create a powerful streak free cleaner.
½ cup Vinegar
½ cup Water
Written By: Nora Kapche Owner CouponContessa.com

Under the Sink Organization Idea!

What a great way to organize that dreaded cabinet under the sink.

Plus this way you can fit more stuff!

Save $40 on Phillips Sonicare


$5.00 off one Philips Sonicare
$10.00 off one Philips Sonicare
$5.00 off one Philips Sonicare
$20.00 off one Philips Sonicare

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Every Penny Counts!!!

Rare Coupon!

I use this to make my Homemade laundry detergent!

Really easy and inexpensive!

Isn’t it time for you to give it a try?

 

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Every Penny Counts!!!

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Hottest Coupons to Print!

Coupons to Print and Use at Walmart

 

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Sales Cycles – How Do I Know When the New Sale Starts?

SALES CYCLES can be broken down into many different categories. This will discuss when the individual stores typically  start the new sales week. Each store has a pattern for sales. The days that they run their weekly sales ad and promotions. They are usually grouped together by super store, craft store and drug store.

Continue reading… Sales Cycles – How Do I Know When the New Sale Starts?

Purchase vs. Transaction – What is the difference?

Purchase vs. Transaction

One of the most confusing things about using coupons, understanding what all the terms and words really mean.

This is a very brief description.  I could elaborate more, but let’s just get to it.

PURCHASE:        

“Limit One Coupon per Purchase” means that you can have one coupon

Continue reading… Purchase vs. Transaction – What is the difference?

11 Ways to Make Money From Home – KPRC Channel 2 Houston TV Segment

Welcome KPRC 2 Houston Viewers.

Check out 7 jobs that can make you hundreds in your spare time from KPRC Channel 2 Houston.

Extra money is always welcomed around my house, here are just a few ways to earn some extra cash.

Become an Uber Driver – Uber is a smartphone app that

Continue reading… 11 Ways to Make Money From Home – KPRC Channel 2 Houston TV Segment

Coupon Organization Options – What works for You?

Organizing your coupons  By Coupon Contessa – Nora Kapche

Hopefully, you have been saving those Sunday Coupon inserts! Now, What do we do with them? We need to be able to find the coupons for the items we are buying at the grocery store.  need.  Here are a few different ways to organize your coupons.

Continue reading… Coupon Organization Options – What works for You?

FREE The Paleo Secret Cookbook

This is a free downloadable Paleo Cookbook!  I really like some of the ideas in this book and thought I would share since it is free!

 

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